PR Newswire's Business Technology Round-up, 17th October 2012

LONDON, October 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

Investview announces joint venture, Sincerely Inc. bids to increase voter turnout and medical imagery market set to grow

Investview, a company specialising in online investor education, has announced the start of an exciting joint venture with world renowned online securities brokerage firm ChoiceTrade, adding an interactive and realistic element to its educational offerings.

The joint venture will see Investview customers given access to the multiple award winning ChoiceTrade trading platform, in a move that CEO Joseph Louro describes as allowing Investview to "leverage our outstanding educational platform" and add a whole new dimension to investor education.

ChoiceTrade has been hailed by critics as "one of the fastest... online brokers when it comes to order execution", whilst also receiving praise for its intuitive user interface and use of cutting-edge technology. These features make it ideal for an educational partnership, with students given access to the latest brokerage systems.

Sincerely Inc., a producer of gift related mobile apps, has announced the launch of its "Ink" application, allowing users to create personalised greetings cards aimed at encouraging people to vote in the upcoming US Presidential elections.

In addition to the new app, the company has also announced a partnership with celebrated street artist Shepard Fairey, who has agreed to provide innovative designs for the election themed cards. Users can customise the exclusive "Vote" card with their own personal message before sending it to their friends' homes without leaving the app. According to CEO Matt Brezina, the app provides "a unique platform" designed to "move those around us to get out and vote". The app is free to download in the US.

Global Information Inc., an international market research company, has predicted that the global market for medical CT Scanners is set to reach $3.7billion this year, topping out at $5.1billion by 2017.

The majority of growth is expected to come from the Asian market, with spending anticipated to increase by more than $800,000 by 2017, translating into an annual growth rate of 9.8%, beating an average of 6.7% to become the highest rate of growth in the world. Europe and the US are also expected to see a modest increase in spending, with advances in technology and revolutionary new products allegedly in development this year. Global Information's report also details the growing trend to archive medical imagery in the US, whilst also predicting significant growth in revenues for companies who provide archiving software and storage space.

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