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Document Security Systems, Inc. (DSS) Solutions Central to Curbing Unauthorized Use of Documents and Images

In a 2013 whitepaper issued by InfoTrends on document security and compliance within enterprises, a recent IT research study shows 90% of U.S. organizations experienced loss of sensitive or confidential documents over the past 12-month period. The paper also cites The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services disclosing a list of over 500 health information security breaches responsible for affecting hundreds of individuals over the last several years. Given the prevalence of document-related security breaches in the workplace, in addition to the potential costs associated with these breaches, it comes as no surprise that many companies consider security a top IT initiative.

One company at the forefront of offering a suite of solutions to this pervasive, growing concern is Document Security Systems. The company works diligently at developing, manufacturing, marketing and selling paper and plastic products to protect information from unauthorized scanning, copying, and digital imaging in the United States and around the globe. DSS operates through DSS Packaging and Printing Group, DSS Plastics Group, DSS Digital Group, and DSS Technology Management.

The DSS Packaging and Printing segment produces custom paperboard packaging products targeted at pharmaceutical, beverage, photo packaging, toy, specialty foods and direct marketing industries. This segment also delivers an array of printed materials such as security paper, vital records, birth certificates, prescription paper, manuals, receipts, identification material, secure coupons, parts tracking forms, brochures, direct mailing pieces, catalogs and business cards, and entertainment tickets.

The DSS Plastics Group focusses on providing laminated and surface printed cards comprising magnetic stripes, bar codes, holograms, signature panels, invisible ink, micro fine printing, guilloche patterns, biometric, radio frequency identification, and watermarks for printed plastic documents, such as such as ID cards, event badges, and drivers licenses.

Marketing data center solutions to businesses and governments, The DSS Digital Group segment delivers services through the cloud. This segment also develops, markets, and sells digital information services, including data hosting, disaster recovery, and data back-up and security services. The DSS Technology Management segment acquires and internally develops patented technology or intellectual property assets. DSS sells its anti-counterfeiting products and technologies under the brand, ‘AuthentiGuard.’

The company identifies four distinct components as part its effort to capture market share and grow its business profitably. Through acquisition, DSS evaluates opportunities to acquire internet protocol (IP) with significant commercial/licensing potential through assignment, exclusive license or by way of minority investments in partner companies. The company business model is focused on acquisitions that align with the technology needs of its existing business lines while selectively considering investments in areas outside of its commercial footprint if it sees opportunity for commercial and licensing success. Following these acquisition procedures, DSS ‘incubates’ or funds research and development of its acquisitions to create new products and services for expanding its product offerings. During this stage the company can also add new features to its existing technologies. Partners are actively engaged in the research and development process – a period where the company determines to fund (or not fund) R&D within the partner organization. To commercialize its offerings, DSS releases completed innovations to its lines of business or partners, who sell value-added products and services backed by its IP portfolio. Closing the process loop is the licensing and enforcement stage.

A team of patent managers and analysts at DSS Technology Management identify and capitalize on opportunities for return. One example among many active engagements at the company resides with Bascom Research.

Bascom is a wholly-owned subsidiary of DSS Technology Management based in McLean, Virginia. The company is focused on creating solutions for the management of complex and distributed data and has partnered with the DSS Digital Group to develop next generation track-and-trace solutions that integrate with the DSS ‘AuthentiGuard’ solution suite.

In 2012, Bascom Research brought claims for patent infringement against a number of defendants, including Facebook, LinkedIn, and Salesforce.com. Since litigation commenced, the company settled with two defendants for royalty rates of approximately 4-5%.

Document Security Systems is publicly traded on the NYSE/MKT LLC Exchange under the symbol of ‘DSS.’ Formerly known as New Sky Communications, Inc., the company changed its name to Document Security Systems, Inc. in July 1992. Document Security Systems, Inc. was founded in 1984 and is based in Rochester, New York.

For more information on the company, visit www.dsssecure.com

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Continental Stock Transfer & Trust – An Uncommon Approach to the Stock Transfer Business

Continental Stock Transfer & Trust is committed to living up to its reputation as the industry’s most accessible agent for growth and emerging companies. Transfer agents may perform the same essential functions but Continental strives to be the agent of choice. The company recognizes that a client’s needs, size and service expectations drive its choice of a transfer agent so it strives to be better and to do better than today’s mega-agents.

Continental is now celebrating fifty years of excellence, stability and agility in service. As the one and only major transfer agent dedicated to small and midsize emerging and growth companies, the company not only supports its clients’ and their shareholders’ unique needs, it goes above and beyond their expectations.

The principles that guide Continental’s business practices include:

Commitment
Continental’s uncommon level of commitment—going the extra mile to execute exactly what is needed when it’s needed—ensures its clients have the freedom and flexibility to fully focus on their business’ growth. In addition to round-the-clock access to the firm’s senior experts, clients also gain custom-made, responsive business solutions based on decades of incomparable experience in the industry.

Trust
Continental continues to earn its clients’ trust every day as well as actively build its reputation. With each client and issuer served and each shareholder supported, the company bolsters its track record as a stock transfer agent that seamlessly removes the type of obstacles that can slow a business’ progress.

Personalized Service
Continental recognizes that each business is unique just as its shareholders are unique, and it strives to meet these specific needs with bespoke, flawlessly executed solutions and customized attention.

Industry Expertise
Nowadays, the business world is moving at a record pace, and understanding what it takes to surge ahead with ease can be a challenge. Continental’s broad, time-tested expertise covers all aspects of the stock transfer business, even extending to up-and-coming trends and requirements, and all of this knowledge is put to work when solving a client problem.

Uncommon Approach
After 50 years in the business, Continental’s employees have seen a lot and, recognizing that their experience matters, they pass on that knowledge, which all in all encompasses over two decades of experience on the management side and an average of 14 years in finance on the support side.

For more information, visit www.continentalstock.com

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Cardica Inc.’s (CRDC) Instrument Portfolio Integral to Reducing Surgical Invasiveness and Patient Recovery Time

With minimally invasive surgery, surgeons use a many techniques to operate with less injury to the body than with open surgery. Generally speaking, minimally invasive surgery is safer than open surgery and offers the patient the ability to recover faster and heal with less pain and scarring. In many cases, minimally invasive surgery can be done on an outpatient basis or requires a reduced stay in the hospital.

Cardica Inc., Redwood City, California, designs and manufactures proprietary stapling and anastomotic devices for cardiac and laparoscopic surgical procedures. Cardica’s technology portfolio aims to reduce operating time and allows for minimally-invasive and robot-assisted surgeries. Aside from the obvious goal of ultimately achieving patient health and well-being, Cardica’s presence in this arena addresses the ever-present conversation topics of healthcare cost reduction, expanding patient options and improving comprehensive care.

CRDC manufactures and markets the Cardica MicroCutter XCHANGE ® 30, a cartridge-based surgical stapling device with a five millimeter shaft diameter, for use in a wide array of gastrointestinal procedures and appendectomies in the US and an extensive range of surgical procedures in Europe. The instrument is the world’s first and only articulating 5mm stapler. It is a cartridge-based system with a 5mm shaft diameter and cross sectional area much smaller than conventional 12mm staplers, and with greater articulation. Combining several new technologies, the device is designed to reduce limitations on surgical procedures created by larger stapling devices. What’s more, all ports could be stapling ports, discarding the need to upsize trocars simply to fire the stapler. The device features 80 degrees of articulation. A button push provides the widest reach of any stapler available and gives push button/fingertip access to reach difficult anatomy from every stapling port.

One of many leadership posts at Cardica Inc. is held by Lee Swanstrom, M.D., F.A.C.S. (Fellow of the American College of Surgeons), Medical Director. Dr. Swanstrom is an acclaimed researcher and innovator in the field of minimally invasive surgery. He is a widely-respected laparoscopic surgeon, who brings clinical expertise and enhanced by established relationships with surgeons across the country. His experience leading a highly sought-after fellowship program, and as a guest lecturer and hands-on skills instructor in courses around the world, strengthens the company’s ability to reach and train surgeons on the MicroCutter product line. A board-certified surgeon, Dr. Swanstrom also has special interests in esophageal diseases and endoscopy.

Accompanying the Cardica MicroCutter XCHANGE ® 30 is the smallest profile articulating stapler cartridge available today, which is known to reduce the amount of tissue dissection and handling to get the stapler in proper position to administer. Punctuating the procedure, surgeons agree the size and degree of articulation improves access and visualization at the stapling site. The device also uses reloadable cartridges with a 30mm staple line length and an integrated knife. The cartridge comes with either blue staples, for medium tissue thicknesses, or white staples, for thin tissues such as vascular structures.

The company’s endeavors are not limited to the MicroCutter XCHANGE ® 30. Cardica also develops, manufactures and markets its automated anastomosis systems, the C-Port Distal Anastomosis Systems and PAS-Port® Proximal Anastomosis System for coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery. It is worth noting that over 47,000 units have been shipped throughout the world.

For more information on the company visit www.cardica.com

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Net Element, Inc. (NETE) to Bring Apple Pay to Merchants

Net Element today announced its plan to integrate Apple® services into its point-of-sale payment acceptance hardware and software. This development will enable Net Element merchants to accept Apple Pay from customers and will equip customers with a new way to pay at point-of-sale using their Apple® iPhone 6, Apple® iPhone 6 Plus, and Apple® Watch devices.

When Apple Pay becomes available, users will be able to add their credit card to the application. Places where Apple Pay can be used will be denoted by a telltale, universal contactless acceptance symbol. Anywhere it is present, people will be able to use their Apple® device to pay in person without any physical use of their credit card. They will also be capable of making online purchases with their Phone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus with participating retailers. Additionally, purchases will be protected by Zero Liability, which reimburses customers for promptly reported unauthorized transactions.

“With Apple Pay, an expected 60 million iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus users will be ready to tap and pay anywhere contactless payments are accepted,” stated Oleg Firer, CEO of Net Element. “As part of our strategy to best capitalize on this massive opportunity and continue leading the mobile payment industry, we will be offering a free NFC Contactless, EMV-enabled point-of-sale terminal to merchants that upgrade to our Unified Payments service offering.”

For more information, please visit: www.netelement.com

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Net Element, Inc. (NETE) Stock Price Surge Covered in USA Today Interview with SeeThruEquity

In a news release this morning, SeeThruEquity announced its recent interview with USA Today on the recent surge in stock price of Net Element in connection with Apple, Inc.’s announcement on Apple Pay. Apple Pay is Apple’s developed version of a mobile wallet for the tech giant’s iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, and Apple Watch devices.

Net Element’s stock more than doubled a day after Apple Pay was unveiled.

“We are pleased that NETE continues to receive a growing level of media attention concerning its mobile payments platform with this most recent coverage by USA Today. We are confident that NETE’s new business opportunities, solid financial planning and continued execution by management will result in continued robust performance in the share price of NETE,” commented Ajay Tandon, CEO of SeeThruEquity.

SeeThruEquity is a leading independent equity research and corporate access firm focused on companies with less than $1 billion in capitalization. The full USA Today article can be accessed at: http://americasmarkets.usatoday.com/2014/09/12/net-element-nets-huge-gains-on-apple-pay/.

Excerpts and highlights from the article are as follows:

“Micro cap stock Net Element NETE flexed some major muscle earlier this summer on Wall Street, when shares rocketed following a buy recommendation by … research firm SeeThruEquity which launched coverage with a $3.47 price target when shares were trading at 88 cents. After a 120% jump Wednesday, Net Element soared another 79% to $5.70 in heaving trading Friday, meeting SeeThru’s price target, and then some.

Behind the surge: expectations that the mobile payment and processor will get a lift from Apple Pay, the just-announced mobile payment plan system just announced by Apple.

Miami-based Net Element’s holdings include mobile payment and transaction processor Unified Payments and cloud-based point-of-sale payment platform Aptito. Its current clients include American Express, Visa and Mastercard.

As of Friday, SeeThru hadn’t raised its price target. But Brandon Primack, SeeThru’s senior research analyst, says new management, financial maneuvers and new business potential has bolstered Net Element’s outlook and makes the company’ a compelling stock.

‘… (the company’s) story has changed dramatically in the past 12 months,’ Primack tells USA Today. ‘They do not have a specific relationship with Apple, but they’re positioned to benefit from more business. It’s not going to happen in the next quarter, but there is a huge market already overseas where digital currency has already replaced traditional banking. This is more the expansion of the conscience over mobile payments.’ …”

For more information, visit: www.netelement.com

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Net Element, Inc. (NETE) Eliminates $15+ Million in Debt with New Debt Exchange Agreement

Today before the opening bell, Net Element announced its entry into a debt exchange agreement with Crede CG III, Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Crede Capital Group, LLC. With the agreement, Net Element immediately eliminated $15,876,860 of indebtedness under certain promissory notes. This balance sheet development will be reflected in Net Element’s quarterly financial results for the period ending September 30, 2014. In exchange, Crede paid more than $15 million to Net Element’s note holders for such promissory notes. Upon acquiring them, Crede exchanged them for common stock in Net Element.

“In addition to saving on the financing expenses associated with holding high-interest loans, we have freed up a significant amount of cash flow and strengthened our balance sheet by replacing debt with equity. The increased financial flexibility provided by this transaction positions us to take advantage of growth opportunities and partnerships in promising areas such as mobile payments,” said Oleg Firer, CEO of Net Element.

Additional information regarding the financing can be found in Net Element’s Form 8-k, which Net Element filed with the SEC on today, September 15, 2014.

Net Element is a global technology-driven group specializing in mobile payments and value-added transactional services. The Company owns and operates a global mobile payments and transaction processing provider, TOT Group.

TOT Group’s companies include: Unified Payments, recognized by Inc. Magazine as the #1 Fastest Growing Private Company in America in 2012; Aptito, a next-generation, cloud-based point-of-sale payments platform; and TOT Money, which has been ranked as the #1 SMS content provider by Russia’s second-largest telecommunications operator.

For more information, visit: www.netelement.com

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Net Element, Inc. (NETE) is “One to Watch”

Net Element is a technology-driven group specializing in mobile payments and value-added transactional services that add convenience to mobile phone users’ lives and everyday commerce. The company’s innovations enable consumers to conduct commerce transactions from their mobile device, while online and offline payment capabilities allow merchants to reliably transact business anywhere and anyhow.

The company owns and operates TOT Group, Inc., a global mobile payments and transaction processing provider. TOT Group companies include Unified Payments, which was recognized by Inc. Magazine as the No. 1 fastest growing private company in America in 2012; Aptito, a next-gen cloud-based point of sale (“POS”) payments platform; and TOT Money, a mobile billing solutions provider and Russia’s top-ranked SMS content provider, according to Beeline, the country’s second largest telecommunications operator.

Net Element has headquarters in Miami, Florida, with international presence in selected emerging markets. Utilizing its global development centers and high-level business relationships, Net Element has positioned itself for continued growth in the mobile commerce and alternative payments environments.

Key Investment Highlights

• Using proprietary technology to transform global mobile, online and offline commerce
• Management team with extensive backgrounds in technology, payment processing, finance and marketing
• Recently expanded board of directors contributes strong, additional guidance to company initiatives
• Subsidiary portfolio of industry leading, top-ranked companies contributing to overall growth
• Resilient business with strong recurring revenue, diversified customer base and good visibility

For more information, visit www.netelement.com

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Strong Alliances Secured in Q4 Positions International Corp. (NUUU) with Market Advantage

Technology Applications International is primarily engaged in the production, distribution, marketing and sales of skin care products as well as the marketing of environmental management solutions. This diverse business model is operated through two wholly owned subsidiaries, Rejuvel Int’l, Inc. and NueEarth, Inc., and has served as a conduit for some pretty hefty company alliances.

Rejuvel markets its anti-aging facial repair cream under the RE’JUVEL® brand name. The product is formulated with a mixture of polypeptide growth factors and immunomodulating agents derived from 3D cell cultures of human dermal fibroblasts grown using NASA patented technology.

Naturally found in the layers of human skin, fibroblasts make collagens and other important elements, providing structural support necessary for the skin to heal. As we age, the human body generates less of these cells, resulting in wrinkles, sagging and blemishes. The RE’JUVEL formulation stimulates the growth of fibroblast cells, which tightens the dermal tissue and helps skin regain firmness to reduce wrinkle depth.

Because it is derived from technology and resources from the space program, Rejuvel has established an alliance with the Space Foundation, which works closely with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to recognize organizations with innovative, space technology-based products. Deemed a “Certified Space Technology,” RE’JUVEL has earned NUUU a “seal of approval” by the Space Certification Program, a label that designates the company as a provider of products and services that demonstrate a viable link to the space program as well as to how space exploration benefits life on earth.

Rejuvel recently entered into a distribution agreement with Turkey-based Force Dis Tic Ltd., Sti., which has, as part of a broader advertising campaign, placed a RE’JUVEL ad in the Turkish edition of popular, international fashion magazine Marie Claire. As Rejuvel advances on its plan to become a globally recognized brand, this distribution alliance provides an entrance into Europe and the Middle East and creates a stream of international revenue. According to the Turkish Health Ministry, retail sales of imported cosmetics in the Republic of Turkey alone topped $4 billion in 2013.

On the other end of NUUU’s interests is its NueEarth subsidiary, which develops environment solutions using electron particle beam technology called E-Beam. The E-Beam utilizes an electron beam particle accelerator unit that creates high energy electrons. These electrons produce free radicals in the waste water leading to decomposition of organic compounds, or pollutants. NueEarth’s goal is to develop various E-Beam applications to remove pollutants from wastewater, drinking water, municipal sludge and fracking liquids.

To assist with overarching company initiatives, NUUU recently formed an advisory board headed by Chairman Dr. Jacob G. Appelbaum, an internationally recognized physicist and multidisciplinary technologist with a broad spectrum of scientific interests and technological expertise, ranging from nanotechnology-based broad-spectrum antiviral therapeutics to 3D suspended cell cultures in a simulated microgravity environment for cosmetics and regeneration medicine, as well as environmental and medical applications of electron beam accelerators and microwave assisted freeze drying, extraction and distillation.

“Dr. Appelbaum’s background in cosmetic formulations, protein chemistry and molecular biology, along with his research experience while with INSPI and his experience with environmental applications of e-beam technology make him an excellent choice to be appointed as chairman of our Advisory Board …,” NUU CEO Charles J. Scimeca stated in a news release announcing the formation of the board.

Backed by news of exclusive licensing agreements with NASA as well as a distribution partnership in Turkey, NUUU has kicked-off the fourth quarter with incredible momentum that positions the company with a strong foothold in its targeted key markets.

For more information visit www.tapplic.com

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Pointer Telocation Ltd. (PNTR) Offers Comprehensive Vehicle Management Solutions

Israel-based Pointer Telocation offers advanced products and technology, in addition to Software as a Service (SaaS), to the Fleet, Automotive, Insurance, Cargo, and Public-safety industries. The company currently has products and technologies installed in over 1 million vehicles, covering 50 countries, with a focus on becoming the leading global provider of superior telematics related products, applications, and services, that enhance vehicle security and fleet operations.

Pointer’s Mobile Resource Management (MRM) solutions for commercial fleet operations are crucial to businesses looking for an edge on their competitors. The company’s advanced management and control software and hardware technologies are designed to ensure 24/7 fleet service, increased reliability, and lower operating costs. Pointer’s car sharing system, currently available in Israel, is a flexible and innovative car sharing service, allowing users to take cars for hours or days, paying only for what they use, with all costs included in a single price. Pointer’s value-added services for the insurance industry are proving to be critical for things like efficient Stolen Vehicle Recovery and Road Side Assistance services. Pointer Telocation’s CellocatorTM technology supports customers in various business sectors, such as fleet management, security providers, complementary software providers and integrators.

Pointer’s largely software-based services include:

• Fleet Management
• Fleet and Driver Safety
• Vehicle Security & Stolen Vehicle Recovery (SVR)
• Asset Tracking
• Location Based Services
• Road Side Assistance (RSA)

The company is actively pursuing expansion opportunities, with a focus on the following:

Insurance Telematics

• Driver Behavior & Vehicle Safety
• Usage Based Insurance
• Accident Detection & Reconstruction

Fleet Efficiency

• Business Intelligence
• Eco-driving / Fuel Efficiency
• Safety/E-call
• Remote Diagnostics

Pointer’s subsidiaries include:

• Cellocator – a leading AVL (Automatic Vehicle Location) solutions provider for Stolen Vehicle Recovery (SVR), Fleet Management, Car & Driver Safety, Public-Safety, Vehicle Security and more
• Shagrir – the leading provider of Fleet Management, SVR, and Road Side Assistance (RSA) services in Israel
• Pointer Localization Y Asistencia S.A. (Argentina) – provider of location (AVL) technologies such as Stolen Vehicle Recovery (SVR), Fleet Management and Cargo Control, as well as Alarm and Monitoring services
• Pointer Mexico – provider of Fleet Management solutions in Mexico
• Pointer do Brazil Comercial S.A. – provider of Fleet Management solutions in Brazil
• CAR2GO – provider of a flexible, cost-effective, and innovative car sharing service to registered members on a pay-as-you-go basis

For more information, visit www.Pointer.com

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Three Companies Stand Out at Rodman & Renshaw’s 16th Annual Conference

While at the Rodman & Renshaw’s 16th Annual Conference in New York City today, we had the opportunity to listen in on more than 60 different presentations. The companies below caught our attention.

Celsion Corp. (NASDAQ: CLSN) is a fully-integrated oncology company focused on developing a portfolio of innovative cancer treatments, including directed chemotherapies, immunotherapies and RNA- or DNA-based therapies. The company’s lead program is ThermoDox®, a proprietary heat-activated liposomal encapsulation of doxorubicin, currently in Phase III development for the treatment of primary liver cancer. The pipeline also includes EGEN-001, a DNA-based immunotherapy for the localized treatment of ovarian and brain cancers. For more information, visit www.celsion.com.

Sorrento Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: SRNE) is an oncology company developing new treatments for cancer and associated pain. The company’s most advanced asset Cynviloq™, the next-generation paclitaxel, commenced its registrational trial in March 2014 and is being developed under the abbreviated 505(b)(2) regulatory pathway. Sorrento is also developing RTX, a non-opiate TRPV1 agonist currently in a Phase 1/2 study at the NIH to treat terminal cancer patients suffering from intractable pain. For more information, visit www.sorrentotherapeutics.com.

Solitario Exploration & Royalty Corp. (NYSE MKT: XPL) is a gold, silver, platinum-palladium, and base metal exploration and royalty company with projects in Brazil, Mexico, Peru and Nevada. Success achieved thus far has been fueled by management’s ability to identify large-potential early stage exploration properties and subsequently leverage these successes into partnerships with senior mining companies. The company currently has significant business relationships with Votorantim Metais and Anglo Platinum. For more information, visit www.solitarioxr.com.

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