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Decor Products International Inc. (DCRD)

SmallCap Voice reported earlier on Decor Products International Inc. (DCRD), and we are highlighting the Company as "One to Watch", here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

Trading on the OTC Bulletin Board, Decor Products International is one of the largest manufacturers of decor paper in China. Decor paper is a specialty paper used to finish the surface of wood materials used in the manufacturing of furniture and laminate flooring. Decor, or decoration, paper is one of the fastest growing grades of paper in the world. The production of decor paper requires very specific technological know-how. Decor Products International Inc. has their headquarters in Dongguan, Guangdong Province, China.

Established in 1999, the Company offers a broad product line to their customers. This includes 30g-120g PU paper, polyester paper, melamine paper, wear-proof paper, and 3D wood grain paper. They also offer different kinds of environmentally friendly decorative papers. The Company has taken a leadership role in introducing advanced microcomputer intaglio (gravure) printing production equipment. They can fulfill customer requests by providing tailor-made product design and color matching services.

Earlier this month, Decor Products International Inc. announced the addition of a new production line that they will use to manufacture a new line of laminated board. Laminated board is highly resistant to wear, heat, fire or smoke, and is easy to clean. It is an excellent material for kitchen producers, and related manufacturers. It is also a very easy material for cutting and shaping, with easy color mixing and changing. Consequently, it is also an excellent material for panel furniture producers and furniture designers.

The new production line consists of a new printing machine, paper impregnation machines, and hot press machines. The installation of the new printing machine is complete and the expectation is that it will commence production by the end of this month. It is anticipated that this new laminated board production line will be fully-operational in the second half of 2010 after the installation of the new paper impregnation and hot press machines.

“The addition of this new production line is an important part of our growth strategy,” said, Liu Rui Sheng, President of Decor Products International. “In addition to increasing our production capacity, it will also allow us to capitalize on the strong demand for laminated board.”

We're tracking Decor Products International Inc. (DCRD) on our radar screens as "One to Watch", here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

Decor Products International Inc. (DCRD) closed Wednesday's trading session at $2.00 on no volume.

Tortoise Energy Capital Corp. (TYY)

We are highlighting Tortoise Energy Capital Corp. (TYY), here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

Tortoise Energy Capital Corp. provides financing for master limited partnerships (MLPs) in the energy infrastructure sector. Trading on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), the Company focuses on crude oil and refined petroleum products MLPs, and natural gas and natural gas liquids pipelines MLPs. The Company looks to provide their stockholders a high level of total return with an emphasis on current distributions. Tortoise Energy Capital Corp. has their headquarters in Leawood, Kansas.

Tortoise Energy Capital Corp. is a close-ended equity mutual fund launched and managed by Tortoise Capital Advisors LLC. Founded in 2002, Tortoise Capital Advisors, LLC is an investment manager specializing in listed energy infrastructure, such as pipeline and power companies. As of Jan. 31, 2010, Tortoise had approximately $3.0 billion of assets under management in five NYSE-listed investment companies and private accounts.

Tortoise Capital Advisors, LLC professionals pioneered and refined a distinct strategy of investing primarily in diverse midstream oil and gas pipeline companies that charge a service fee to transport energy products from production points to end users. The Company's yield, growth and quality objectives determine every investment decision they make.

They further diversify their investments among issuers, geographies, and energy commodities. This is to achieve a stable distribution yield that performs competitively when compared to other business models with similar risk characteristics.

As of Dec. 31, 2009, the managing directors of Tortoise Capital Advisors and Tortoise company directors had approximately $5.5 million invested in Tortoise investment companies. The Tortoise Capital Advisors investment team actively manages portfolios for publicly-traded closed-end funds, a privately held fund, and institutional and private client accounts.

On February 8, 2010, The Board of Directors of Tortoise Energy Capital Corp. declared the Company's first quarter 2010 distribution of $0.40 per share. This is unchanged from the Company's prior quarter. The distribution will pay on March 1, 2010, to stockholders of record on Feb. 19, 2010.

Tortoise Energy Capital Corp. (TYY) closed Wednesday's session at $23.27 up 0.56 percent. Volume was 52,069.

The Dixie Group, Inc. (DXYN)

Small Cap Network reported previously on The Dixie Group, Inc. (DXYN), and we are highlighting the Company today, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

The Dixie Group, Inc. is a leading marketer and manufacturer of carpet and rugs. These are to higher-end residential and commercial customers through the Fabrica International, Masland Carpets, and Dixie Home, Masland Contract, and Whitespace brands. The Company also processes yarns and provides carpet dyeing and finishing services to other carpet manufacturers. Trading on the NASDAQ Global Market, the Company has their corporate headquarters in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Fabrica International supplies luxurious carpet and custom rugs to residential markets. They have a reputation as a styling trendsetter, with quality patterns and color, in the very high-end residential sector. Masland Residential supplies design-driven carpet and rugs. These are for the high-end residential marketplace. They have a reputation for their styling, color, and design.

Dixie Home markets stylishly designed differentiated products. These products offer affordable fashion in the more moderately priced sector of the high-end broadloom carpet market. Masland Contract supplies innovatively styled products to the high-end commercial marketplace through the architectural and specifier communities and directly to corporate end-users.

The Dixie Group, Inc. markets their diverse product range to domestic and international customers in the construction, replacement, and retail markets. Homes, restaurants, hospitals, hotels, commercial buildings, luxury motor coaches, and yachts are examples of where the Company's products find use.

Today, The Dixie Group, Inc. reported financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended December 26, 2009. In the fourth quarter of 2009, the Company recorded $3,255,000 of pre-tax costs for consolidation, asset impairment and severance expenses, of which $1,459,000 were non-cash expenses.

Including the unusual items, they reported an after-tax loss from continuing operations of $3,376,000, or $0.27 per diluted share, in the fourth quarter of 2009, compared with a loss from continuing operations of $31,761,000, or $2.59 per diluted share, for the fourth quarter of 2008. Excluding the unusual items, the non-GAAP loss from continuing operations was $1,297,000, or $0.10 per diluted share, for the fourth quarter of 2009, compared with non-GAAP loss from continuing operations of $4,077,000, or $0.33 per diluted share, for the fourth quarter of 2008.

Today, The Dixie Group, Inc. (DXYN) closed at $2.61 up 4.40 percent. Volume was 22,872.

Verigy, Ltd. (VRGY)

Stock Research Newsletter, Another Winning Trade, Market FN, and The Best Newsletters reported earlier on Verigy, Ltd. (VRGY), and we highlight the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

Trading on the NASDAQ, Verigy, Ltd. designs, manufactures, sells, and services advanced test systems and solutions for the semiconductor industry. The Company works closely with their customers to help them lower their cost of test and improve their overall competitiveness. Verigy, Ltd. has their corporate headquarters in Cupertino, California.

Verigy, Ltd. began operations in June 2006 with their initial public offering (IPO).  They have a significant legacy of innovation leadership through their parent, Agilent Technologies, and before that Hewlett-Packard. Verigy's technology and values come from their origins and evolution as a business unit. The Company focuses their research and development innovations on future-ready, scalable platforms.

Verigy, Ltd.'s technology innovations serve the system on chip and memory segments of the semiconductor industry. The Company offers testing solutions for two general device categories. One is the V93000 platform. The design of this platform is for testing System on a Chip (SOC), System in a Package (SIP), and high-speed memory devices. The Company's V93000 platform is made more scalable by their "tester-per-pin" architecture, which enables independent testing of each device pin. The design also supports rapid configuration changes, making it well suited for testing a broad spectrum of products.

The other device category is the V6000 platform. It supports end-to-end testing of memory devices, including flash memory and multi-chip packages (MCPs). Overall, the Company's focus is on delivering measurable benefits across the manufacturing supply chain and product lifecycle. This is from design validation through high volume production test. They also collaborate with their customers to develop innovative approaches to complex problems.

Verigy, Ltd. works to expand their customer base of integrated device manufacturers (IDMs), fabless design companies, wafer foundries, and outsourced assembly and test providers (OSATs). In addition, the Company designs their new generations of products to reduce energy use, save materials, and have a longer useful life. Verigy uses DfE guidelines that integrate design for the environment into the product design lifecycle.

Verigy, Ltd. (VRGY) closed Wednesday's session at $10.26 down 5.35 percent. Volume was 2,353,292.

PDL BioPharma, Inc. (PDLI)

Greenbackers reported recently on PDL BioPharma, Inc. (PDLI), Hot Shot Stocks did earlier, and we choose to highlight the Company today, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

PDL BioPharma, Inc. is a biotech company with a patented process to create humanized antibodies. Formerly known as Protein Design Labs, Inc., the Company changed their name to PDL BioPharma, Inc. in 2006. Founded in 1986, PDL has their headquarters in Incline Village, Nevada. They trade on the NASADQ.

PDL BioPharma, Inc. pioneered the humanization of monoclonal antibodies. This enabled the discovery of a new generation of targeted treatments for cancer and immunologic diseases. The Company focuses on maximizing the value of their antibody humanization patents and related assets.

These consist of their Queen and other patents and license agreements with various biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies. They receive royalties on sales of a number of humanized antibody products marketed today based on patents. These patents expire in late 2014.

Since 2004, their revenues have averaged year-over-year growth rates of more than 20 percent. This is mainly because of the royalty payments from pharmaceutical companies that use the Company's antibody humanization technology to make treatments for cancer as well as autoimmune and infectious diseases.

Recently, PDL BioPharma, Inc. announced that they would pay two special dividends to their stockholders in 2010. Each of the dividends will be $0.50 per share. The first special dividend will pay on April 1, 2010 to all stockholders who own shares of PDL on March 15, 2010, the Record Date. The second special dividend will pay on October 1, 2010 to all stockholders who own shares of PDL on September 15, 2010, the Record Date.

This week, PDL BioPharma, Inc. announced that they will hold a conference call and webcast on Tuesday, March 2 at 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time to discuss their financial results for the fourth quarter and full year 2009, and provide a business update. The call and webcast will follow the release of the fourth quarter and full year financial results after market close.

PDL BioPharma, Inc. (PDLI) closed Wednesday's trading session at $6.87 down 1.15 percent. Volume was 2,951,652.

Polymet Mining Corp. (PLM)

Greenbackers reported previously on Polymet Mining Corp. (PLM), and we highlight the Company today, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

Polymet Mining Corp. is a mine development company. The Company controls 100 percent of the NorthMet copper-nickel-precious metals ore body through a long-term lease. They also own 100 percent of the Erie Plant, a large processing facility located approximately six miles from the ore body in the established mining district of the Mesabi Range in northeastern Minnesota. Polymet Mining Corp. trades on the NYSE: Amex. They have their headquarters in Hoyt Lakes, Minnesota.

PolyMet received incorporation in British Columbia in 1981 under the name Fleck Resources Ltd. They explored various mineral deposits in North America, including Labrador and Minnesota. Fleck conducted exploratory work in the Duluth Complex and acquired the NorthMet deposit from United States Steel Corporation in 1989.

In June 1998, they decided to focus on mineral development instead of mineral exploration. To reflect the change in corporate policy, they changed their name to PolyMet Mining Corporation. PolyMet acquired the former LTV Steel Mining Company processing plant (Erie Plant) in 2005.

Using open pit mining techniques, PolyMet will mine ore containing copper, nickel, cobalt, platinum, palladium and gold. They will use modern processing techniques to recover these metals, used in products such as electrical wiring, automobile emission controls, and medical applications.

PolyMet is working to produce annually approximately 36,000 tons of copper, and 8,000 tons of nickel-cobalt hydroxide that they will sell for further processing. In addition, they will produce 106,600 troy ounces platinum, palladium, and gold precipitate to sell for further processing.

Yesterday, PolyMet Mining Corp. reported on the status of the environmental review and permitting program at their Erie Plant and NorthMet mine project. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (MDNR) and the US Army Corp of Engineers (USACE) completed the draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) in October 2009. The DEIS considered the project as defined by the 2005 Environmental Assessment Worksheet (EAW) and potential alternatives.

Public review of the DEIS started in early November 2009, concluded on February 3, 2010 and included two public information sessions in mid-December. The intent of the draft EIS process is to use the comments on the DEIS to improve the proposed project that will be documented in the Final EIS. The Final EIS will be subject to public review before being declared "adequate" by the MDNR and receiving a "record of decision" by the USACE. Once the comments have undergone full analysis, the MDNR and the USACE will establish a timetable for completion of the Final EIS and subsequent permitting.

Polymet Mining Corp. (PLM) closed Wednesday's trading session at $2.55 down 13.27 percent. Volume was 1,887,969.

Ikanos Communications, Inc. (IKAN)

Today we are highlighting Ikanos Communications, Inc. (IKAN), here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

Ikanos Communications, Inc. is a leading provider of advanced broadband semiconductor and software products for the digital home. Their broadband DSL, communications processors, and other offerings power access infrastructure and customer premises equipment for many of the world's leading network equipment manufacturers and telecommunications service providers. Ikanos Communications, Inc. trades on the NASDAQ Global Market and they have their corporate headquarters in Fremont, California.

The Company has one of the most complete, robust and high performance semiconductor and software product lines in the industry. They lead in broadband DSL with more than 80 percent share in VDSL and a leading position in ADSL. They build their chipsets on a flexible software architecture that allows for rapid customization of Ikanos devices.

Through using products such as FusivWare, iPOS and ISOS, network equipment manufacturers can design and quickly deploy digital subscriber line access multiplexers (DSLAMs), optical network terminals (ONTs), modems, residential gateways, and other devices for broadband delivery and access. Ikanos products comply with a broad range of international standards and supports both ATM and Ethernet network connectivity.

The Company's Ikanos Velocity chipset is the industry's lowest power product, providing performance with more than 30 percent power savings. Ikanos Velocity includes Ikanos Quality Video (iQV) technology, which provides quality delivery of data-intensive triple play applications. This includes multi-channel high-definition (HD) IPTV, high-speed data transmission, video on demand (VoD), and voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP).

On Monday, Ikanos Communications, Inc. announced that Technology Marketing Corporation's Internet Telephony Magazine named the Ikanos Velocity broadband DSL chipset as a recipient of their 2009 Product of the Year Award.

"We are very pleased that the editors at Internet Telephony have awarded the Ikanos Velocity broadband VDSL chipsets with their prestigious Product of the Year award," said Craig Garen, COO at Ikanos. "Internet Telephony's endorsement validates Ikanos' leadership in providing innovative and robust VDSL access devices that significantly improve performance and stability and dramatically reduce the power required to deliver broadband services around the world."

Ikanos Communications, Inc. (IKAN) closed Wednesday's session at $2.59 down 3.72 percent. Volume was 191,976.

Genspera, Inc. (GNSZ)

Today we are highlighting Genspera, Inc. (GNSZ), here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

GenSpera, Inc. is a development-stage oncology company that trades on the OTC Bulletin Board. They focus on therapeutics that deliver a potent, unique, and patented drug directly to tumors. The Company's technology platform combines a potent cytotoxin (12ADT) with a pro-drug delivery system that activates the drug only within the tumor. Genspera, Inc. has their headquarters in San Antonio, Texas.

Plant-derived 12ADT kills cells independent of their division rate. This makes it effective at killing all fast- and slow-growing cancers and cancer stem cells. The Company's pro-drug platform is the subject of seven issued patents with three additional patents pending.

Early in the first quarter of 2010, GenSpera, Inc. initiated a Phase I cancer trial with their lead drug, G-202. G-202 targets the established blood vessels that nourish solid tumors, destroying the tumor's blood supply. This is significant, as anti-angiogenic drugs primarily only stop the growth of new blood vessels. Upon completion of their Phase I trial, GenSpera expects to initiate multiple Phase II trials for G-202 in several different cancer types.

In late January, GenSpera, Inc. reported that the first patient was treated in the Phase I clinical study of their cancer chemotherapeutic agent, G-202, at the University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center, Madison, Wisconsin. The trial is also taking place at the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins, Baltimore, Maryland.

The design of the G-202 Phase I study is to enroll up to thirty patients with cancers that have progressed after treatment with other anti-cancer agents. The primary endpoints of the open-label, dose-escalation study are to determine the safety, tolerability, and pharmacokinetics of the drug. The design also allows the collection of efficacy data.

On February 2, 2010, GenSpera, Inc. announced that their patent application, entitled "Tumor Activated Prodrugs," received issuing by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) as US Patent 7,635,682. The patent covers the composition and potential uses of G-115, GenSpera's second anti-cancer drug in development.

G-115 is a pro-drug that is selectively activated within prostate tumors by an enzyme, Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA). PSA is active only within prostate tissue and prostate cancer tumors. In preclinical testing, G-115 was shown to inhibit dramatically the growth of tumors in animal models of human prostate cancer. GenSpera, Inc. owns and controls all rights to G-202 and G-115. The Company anticipates a strategic partnership to maximize the value of the drugs as they progress through future clinical trials.

Genspera, Inc. (GNSZ) closed Wednesday's session at $2.14 up 5.94 percent. Volume was 329,545

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eDOORWAYS Corporation (EDWY)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight eDOORWAYS Corporation (EDWY) Today eDoorways Corporation closed trading at $0.0205, which was up 2.50 percent. Their volume today was 4,383,257 shares.

eDOORWAYS Corp. (EDWY) announced that they recently signed an Agreement with Ibero American Science and Technology Education Consortium (ISTEC), facilitating the Company's access to approximately 20 million online users as well as other strategic introductions globally.

eDOORWAYS Corp. (EDWY) is committed to solving lifestyle problems for consumers while driving traffic to suppliers and service providers who offer innovative merchandise and solutions. The company has the potential to completely change the future landscape of business by offering a unique and comprehensive service that saves consumers valuable time and money. By uniting a consumer with the larger global consumer community, retailers, and manufacturers in an effective new way, eDOORWAYS promotes “dynamic” commerce, as opposed to the static model currently in existence.

The Company plans to capitalize on several emerging new trends. These newly created opportunities include: the large success of Web 2.0 Internet community service offerings such as MySpace, the movement towards niche marketing and targeted advertising, the introduction of new technologies that enable instantaneous, online presentation of information, and the rising consumer preference for using the Internet to gain information before making purchasing decisions.

eDOORWAYS plans to introduce local services using a city-by-city strategy that will minimize capital requirements, reduce staffing requirements, and optimize generated revenues. Ten major cities are targeted for launch in the first year. Advertising, PR campaigns and viral word-of-mouth will be used to give a public presentation to experts as well as educate the market.

The key benefits offered to consumers include a higher level of engagement with vendors, trusted information from other consumers, and superior customer service. Revenues will be generated through advertising placement fees, premium services, preferential placement fees, and a percentage of sales transactions. eDOORWAYS' progressive vision and professional management team makes it an attractive investment opportunity. Disclaimer

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eDOORWAYS Corporation News:

eDoorways Becomes a Member of Prominent International Organization -- Signing Deal to Bring 20 Million Online Users to Platform

eDoorways' Launch Strategy Yields Unexpected Benefits

Recent Developments Show the Intention of eDoorways Going Forward

National Automation Services, Inc. (NASV) 

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight National Automation Services, Inc. (NASV). Today National Automation Services, Inc. closed trading at $0.08, which was up 60.00 percent. Their volume today was 42,449 shares.  

National Automation Services, Inc. (NASV) is a public holding company focused on designing, engineering, installing and maintaining automated control systems for such business applications as waste water treatment, water treatment, airport security, bottling plants, power plants, metals, mining, breweries, food processing, tire making, textiles, plastics and nearly all production activities.  

Dominant players in the $500 Billion national and international automation controls market include Siemens, Honeywell, Fisher Controls, Johnson Controls and others. In addition to the multi-nationals, it has been estimated that there could be as many as 300 local and regional firms providing automation control services. In general, these companies have an edge on the larger behemoths because they can better respond to the needs of local business and municipalities.  

Unfortunately, for these smaller companies, they compete in a limited market space, have stunted growth prospects and have no way of monetizing their asset value. NAS aims to capitalize on this condition by acquiring and integrating the strongest local and regional players into a new organization that would allow for the synergies and efficiencies of a national company while keeping the competitive advantages of decentralized management and service.  

Of the 300 local and regional automation companies, 42 meet the company’s acquisition criteria; 11 of which have been targeted for acquisition over the next two years. NAS projects year-end 2010 revenues of more than $47 Million and year-end 2011 revenues of over $140 Million predicated on meeting its targeted acquisition schedule. With a solid business plan in place, NAS has a firm foundation to generate strong cash flow and increase shareholder value over the long-term. Disclaimer

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National Automation Services, Inc. News:

National Automation Services Announces 3rd Quarter Results and Other NAS Updates

National Automation Services, Inc. $440,000 Awarded Contract for the City of Glendale

National Automation Services, Inc. Fully Reporting Status With SEC

Newport Digital Technologies, Inc. (NPDT)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight Newport Digital Technologies, Inc. (NPDT). Today, Newport Digital Technologies, Inc. closed trading at $0.0225, which was up 32.35 percent. Their volume today was 3,874,751 shares.

Newport Digital Technologies, Inc. (NPDT) offers a rich portfolio of competencies in RFID (Radio-Frequency Identification), WiMAX, eLearning, LED Signage, and Security & Surveillance. Utilizing its technological expertise and creativity, the company enables its customers to take full advantage of the nearly limitless possibilities offered by increasingly sophisticated applications.

Newport is committed to meeting specific customer requirements by delivering complete solutions for a broad spectrum of applications. The company is building a global distribution, licensing, and sales network of industry-leading partners as well as third-party Original Design Manufacturers (ODMs) and component suppliers to ensure its clients world-leading technology with strong local support capabilities.

The company has established a synergistic partnership with Taiwan’s premier technology incubators, the Institute for Information Industry (III) and the Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI), under which the company develops and customizes their advanced technologies to meet the needs of businesses across the globe. Having a pool of more than 7,900 engineers and scientists, these R&D powerhouses have developed cutting edge capabilities in fields such as Information Communications Technology (ICT), electronics, and nanotechnology.

Newport’s management team has accumulated a wealth of knowledge and experience within the technology industry as well as the corporate world. Maintaining a strong track record of delivering results to investors and customers, the team retains over two centuries of combined experience. Leveraging each team member’s area of expertise, Newport has established a solid foundation to penetrate emerging technology markets.Disclaimer

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Newport Digital Technologies, Inc. News:

Newport Digital Technologies, Inc. Announces the Appointment of Leonard Makowka M.D. Ph.D. to the Advisory Board

Newport Digital Technologies, Inc. Announces the Installation of WiMax System for Newport Center Medical Plaza in Newport Beach, California

Newport Digital Technologies, Inc. Announces Participation in a $500 Million State and Federal Grant Program for Schools and Public Areas

Consorteum Holdings, Inc. (CSRH)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight Consorteum Holdings, Inc. (CSRH). Today, Consorteum Holdings, Inc. closed trading at $0.01, which was up 20.48 percent. Their volume today was 650,000 shares.

Consorteum Holdings, Inc. (CSRH) announced this morning that the company has signed a management agreement with UK based Blue Sea Manning Ltd. As terms of the contract, Consorteum will provide integrated payroll and multi-currency settlement solutions to Blue Sea Manning.

Consorteum Holdings, Inc. (CSRH) is focused on providing financial services, electronic transaction processing and management services to financial institutions, healthcare, government, public and private sector companies. The company’s services provide customized, innovative technology solutions that create, augment and enhance their clients’ existing financial, payment and transactional processing systems.  

The company offers clients a long-term strategic plan utilizing the most technically advanced global solutions available today. By working with a multitude of global technologies, Consorteum is able to create exceptionally customized programs. This approach enables unparalleled flexibility when sourcing solutions, resulting in smarter, faster deployment of technologies, competitive pricing, and potential for new revenues. 

Consorteum’s strategy is to capitalize on the global opportunities within the growing financial services, payment and transaction processing marketplace. The utilized business model generates revenues on every transaction touched, thus providing long-term, sustainable income. The company has strategically designed its business initiatives to create significant repetitive transactions on an ongoing basis. Additional company revenues are generated from consulting services, project minimums and management fees. 

The company is jointly led by CEO Craig Fielding and President & COO Quent Rickerby. Mr. Fielding brings a wealth of expertise in the payments industry, in both local and international payment processing, along with HR-specific business management expertise, leadership, customer development and acquisition skills. Mr. Rickerby brings over two decades of business management, international and domestic sales experience, new company start-up, payment processing, project management, business development, negotiations, relationship management and strategic company direction.Disclaimer

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Consorteum Holdings, Inc. News:

Consorteum Holdings Inc. Signs Contract with UK Based Staffing Company Blue Sea Manning Ltd.

Consorteum Holdings, Inc. CEO will be Interviewed Today LIVE on Leading National Financial Radio Show

Consorteum Holdings Inc. Announces Private Placement Financing Agreement

WikiLoan, Inc. (WKLI)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight WikiLoan, Inc. (WKLI). Today, WikiLoan, Inc. closed trading at $0.28, which was up 12.00 percent. Their volume today was 18,499 shares.

WikiLoan, Inc. (WKLI) operates a Social Network with a focus on finance. At WikiLoan.com, family and friends can borrow and lend money among themselves at rates suitable to their respective needs. The website provides repayment schedules and documentation for loans, along with proprietary administrative tools, enabling users to securely pull credit reports and automate the loan repayment process.

Through a simple process, borrowers can create a loan listing between $1,000 and $25,000. They set the rate they are willing to pay for the loan, get their WikiScore, and invite friends in their network to view the listing. Lenders then receive an invitation to view the listing and are provided with the borrower’s WikiScore, debt-to-income ratio, and the loan repayment schedule.

Once the loan is fulfilled, WikiLoan compiles the promissory note and provides it to all involved parties. The company also handles on-going notifications and provides access to online payment systems to ensure a smooth repayment process. Wikiloan generates revenues through fees for documentation, credit score checks and administrative services.

The market opportunity for WikiLoan is significant considering the ongoing financial crisis, bank consolidations and changing consumer behavior with regards to online lending, borrowing and banking. In the midst of current economic conditions, peer-to-peer lending has become one of the fastest growing sectors of the financial services industry and WikiLoan is well positioned to capitalize on its ongoing growth. Disclaimer

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WikiLoan, Inc. News:

WikiLoan Signs Major Deal - Sales May Top $20 Million

WikiLoan Close to First Deal

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National Automation Services, Inc. (NASV) Continues To Expand Diverse Customer Base

These uncertain days, when entire industries face collapse, National Automation Services Inc. enjoys the security of one of the most varied of all customer lists. From municipal water control, to consumer foods, airlines, retailing, large and small manufacturing, mining, hotels, and more, there are few industries that don’t need something that NAS offers.

The NAS customer list includes Coca Cola, Pepsi Cola, Safeway, Watson Pharmaceuticals, Motorola Semiconductor, Weyerhauser, Mirage Hotel & Casino, Alaska Marine Highway System, Better Built Aluminum, Chevron, a wide range of municipal water districts, and many more. Below is a very small sample describing in more detail some of the recent projects NAS has been involved with in its ongoing mission to be the nation’s premier provider and integrator of automation and control systems.

• Southwest Airlines – NAS supports Las Vegas McCarran International Airport by maintaining the baggage handling systems. These systems are extensive and utilize dozens of PLC Controllers. The NAS scan array process examines and automates the sorting of baggage, integrating with critical bomb detection systems. (NAS was recently asked by top management within Southwest Airlines to support all Southwest Airlines operations throughout the western U.S., including operations in California, Arizona, Utah, Oregon, Washington, New Mexico, and Texas.)
• Western Mining & Minerals – NAS supports all of the automation and controls for the company’s St. George operations, including emergency and scheduled services of PLC (programmable logic controllers), SCADA (Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition systems), and instrumentation at the plant.
• Honeywell Security Division – NAS manufactured a variety of specialized panels able to withstand extreme conditions, as part of Honeywell’s station security provided at remote locations of the Alaska pipeline.
• City Of Phoenix – NAS designed custom RTUs (Remote Terminal Units) using spread spectrum radio communication to deliver and meter reclaimed water to city parks and golf courses.
It’s a customer list that continues to expand, based largely upon excellent word-of-mouth recommendation, and a growing positive reputation in the controls industry.

Newport Digital Technologies, Inc. (NPDT) Participating in a $500 Million Program for Schools and Public Areas

Newport Digital Technologies Inc. announced several weeks ago that it had signed a letter of intent with the Orange County, California Department of Education. This agreement will give the company the opportunity to participate in a $500 million state and federal grant program earmarked for schools and public areas that do not have wireless connectivity by the second quarter of 2010.

The company launched the installation of a Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access (WiMax) base station and long-range subscriber station designed to demonstrate WiMax long-range broadband internet connectivity between Newport’s corporate offices in Newport Beach, California and the Orange County Learning Resources Center in Costa Mesa, California. The five mile WiMax internet connection will demonstrate WiMax’s long range transmission ability and high speed internet connection at 15-40 Mbps.

Newport’s WiMax demonstration system will be reviewed by state and federal grant committees to validate the benefits of the company’s WiMax solution and grant funds for deployment into hard-to-reach areas requiring highly reliable wireless internet access. The demonstration system will also include Newport’s eLearning platform, demonstrating high-speed online eLearning access capabilities.

The company believes that WiMax is the next-generation wireless technology to WiFi. It will allow for up to a 30 mile range for internet connectivity and throughputs to 40 Mbps. Newport Digital Technologies is working in conjunction with leading Taiwan-based research & development technology incubators – the Institute for Information Industry and the Industrial Technology Research Institute – to roll-out this WiMax demonstration system with eLearning application.

eDoorways Corp. (EDWY) Signs Deal to Bring 20 Million Online Users to Platform

eDoorways Corp. announced today that it has signed an Agreement with Ibero American Science and Technology Education Consortium (ISTEC) to gain access to approximately 20 million online users as well as other strategic introductions globally.

“This deal truly gives eDoorways immediate access to online users in a big way,” stated Mr. Gary Kimmons, Chairman & CEO of the eDoorways Corporation. “With this relationship, we expect to significantly increase our visibility as we gain an international user base as well as see our initial revenues in the second quarter become dramatically greater than anticipated. With the high expectation for our PowerKeys, now to be purchased and used by a much larger audience, it is conceivable that by late in the 2nd quarter, we could possibly begin generating a couple of million dollars monthly from this relationship alone. That would be the power of ISTEC and this marriage.”

Founded in 1990 as a spinoff of University of New Mexico (UNM), ISTEC is now one of the largest non-profit consortia in the Americas dedicated to improving the quality of life through education throughout Latin America, Spain and Portugal. Leveraging the strength of its faculty and staff members, ISTEC members develop content in science, technology, engineering, math, R&D and entrepreneurship for the estimated 20 million university student population throughout Latin America and other parts of the world.

Those close to the deal believe that eDoorways could capture at least 5% of the 20 million student population within 12 months, effectively beginning in the second quarter. Attaining this feat would result in 1 million additional users not factored into any of the company’s original revenue models.

The agreement between the two groups called for eDoorways to become a member of the consortia, which has been effectuated. The company anticipates providing a comprehensive web-based service offering featuring intelligent performance support for such lifestyle areas as problem solving, learning, innovation and creativity, and leisure/entertainment to ISTEC members and affiliates. eDoorways will also interface and coordinate with ISTEC to insure the operations are consistent with pre-determined ISTEC requirements and needs. Additionally, the company will provide ISTEC with client maintenance and support as well as offer customer care, client billing and financial management of the operations.

ISTEC on the other hand will be responsible for providing and managing prospect introductions. The organization will help eDoorways secure new clients and advise on client activity while providing assistance in the client operating areas. ISTEC will also assist eDoorways with securing the necessary rights/authorizations for connectivity/services to ISTEC client facilities, as necessary.

Dr. Ramiro Jordan commented, “We have always seen eDoorways as a powerful way to utilize the Internet in pursuit of our objectives. It was just a matter of time as we needed to be confident that the developing company could accomplish its own objectives and stay the course. Today, in our opinion, eDoorways has done so and is continuing to propel itself forward. We look for alliances with not only successful organizations, but those organizations demonstrating the will and tenacity to strive for something extraordinary. eDoorways is that company, and we wish to be on the ground floor of their vision. The platform they offer uses social networking in two areas of great interest to ISTEC and we wish to make these products and service offerings available to our growing international concern in a financially benefiting way.”

Under the Strategic Alliance Agreement, both eDoorways and ISTEC will participate in co-marketing and co-branding eDoorways’ products and services. Although ISTEC is interested in supporting the entire eDoorways platform suite of products and services, the initial emphasis will be placed on eDoorways’ first service offering, “SOLVE.” According to the press release, ISTEC will also be very active in the marketing and branding of the second much-anticipated doorway “LEARN,” which is expected to have its first demonstrable working concept version by the end of the first quarter.

In the press release, eDoorways also told investors of its upcoming event in March where it is expected to make a splash on a major technology stage. The latest version of the platform, v2.0, is expected out this week and v2.5 (ETA — end of 1st QT) will only add to the company’s ability to potentially compete with major technology firms while receiving global acceptance due to ISTEC’s reach to a captive audience of millions worldwide.


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