Tech Briefing & Volume Leaders Watch - Biometrics Innovator Endorsed by Prominent Investor on Heels of Advancing Technology
CORAL SPRINGS, Florida, February 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
Tech and Biometrics stocks benefiting from newest innovative technologies: NXT-ID, Inc. (OTCQB: NXTD), Apple, Inc. (NASDSAQ: AAPL), ATMI Inc. (NASDAQ: ATMI), Plug Power Inc. (NASDSAQ: PLUG) and Zynga, Inc. (NASDAQ: ZNGA)
NXT-ID, Inc. (OTCBB: NXTD), a biometrics company focused on the growing mobile commerce market, is focused on aiding consumers everywhere with their newest technology, the smart wallet known as the Wocket. The technology has gained the attention of Chad A. Verdi, an award-winning movie producer, prominent investor and businessman from Rhode Island. Mr. Verdi of Rhode Island. Mr. Verdi discusses what he believes are his two biggest projects to date in his career; his feature film "Bleed for This", with an award-winning team attached including Oscar-winner Martin Scorsese, and the market debut of his largest personal investment, NXT-ID, Inc.'s Wocket, a next-generation smart wallet designed to replace all the cards in your wallet. In a recent interview, Mr. Verdi, who has invested in NXT-ID, discussed why he's so high on the smart wallet technology.
"I have read a few analysts say that 2014 is the year to watch biometrics technology. We all saw the market and industry reaction last year to Apple incorporating fingerprint recognition technology in its smart phone," Verdi said. "It set the stage for an exciting race. NXT-ID, Inc. saw some competition come to market in November with the media launch of a competitor, the COIN. Both products are aiming to replace all the credit cards in your wallet, but I believe that the Wocket is superior with its biometric voice recognition technology and it can also store up to 100 cards, versus the eight cards the COIN enables. I think this is a very exciting time in the space and I am thrilled to be behind a game-changing technology. I believe this is my best investment to date. This is bigger than 'Bleed for This', I feel."
To read the full interview, please click here: http://www.fnmprofiles.com/profiles-nxtd.html
The Wocket™ is a new biometrically secure smart wallet designed to replace the traditional wallet and the number of cards consumers carry. Its dynamically programmable magnetic stripe, NXTCard can replace more than 100 cards and can include medical records, ID, coupons, etc. that are currently kept in a wallet, with one single secure card. In the initial phase of the project, students will research the market, the competition, and consumer trends related to the Wocket. The second part of the project will be primary research (surveys and focus groups) on the product, its features, possible marketing positioning and pricing and the final phase will be live on campus testing. To read more about Chad Verdi's latest film venture go to http://www.sys-con.com/node/2953040
Apple, Inc (NASDAQ: AAPL) last week announced financial results for its fiscal 2014 first quarter ended December 28, 2013. The Company posted record quarterly revenue of $57.6 billion and quarterly net profit of $13.1 billion, or $14.50 per diluted share. These results compare to revenue of $54.5 billion and net profit of $13.1 billion, or $13.81 per diluted share, in the year-ago quarter. Gross margin was 37.9 percent compared to 38.6 percent in the year-ago quarter. International sales accounted for 63 percent of the quarter's revenue. The Company sold 51 million iPhones, an all-time quarterly record, compared to 47.8 million in the year-ago quarter. Apple also sold 26 million iPads during the quarter, also an all-time quarterly record, compared to 22.9 million in the year-ago quarter. The Company sold 4.8 million Macs, compared to 4.1 million in the year-ago quarter. To read the full results, go to http://finance.yahoo.com/news/apple-reports-first-quarter-results-213000857.html
ATMI Inc. (NASDAQ: ATMI) news - Former United States Securities and Exchange Commission attorney Willie Briscoe and the securities litigation firm of Powers Taylor LLP are investigating potential claims against the Board of Directors of ATMI, Inc. ("ATMI") (ATMI) related to the acquisition by Entegris, Inc. for shareholders. Under the terms of the transaction valued at approximately $1.15 billion on a fully-diluted basis, ATMI shareholders would only receive $34.00 in cash for each share of ATMI stock owned, well below at least one analyst's estimated value of $36 per share.
Plug Power Inc. (NASDSAQ: PLUG) a leader in providing clean, reliable energy solutions, today announced GenKey, the first all-inclusive turnkey hydrogen solution for material handling sites, which has been added to the company's arsenal of hydrogen fuel cell offerings centered on the GenDrive product suite. GenKey is comprised of three separate elements: GenDrive fuel cell units, GenFuel hydrogen fuel and infrastructure, and GenCare maintenance service. Plug Power provides full integration and deployment of the entire GenKey package for customers to ensure seamless transition to hydrogen fuel cell-based power for material handling operations.
Zynga, Inc. (NASDAQ: ZNGA) develops, markets, and operates online social games as live services on the Internet, social networking sites, and mobile platforms in the United States and internationally. The company provides its online social games under the FarmVille, CityVille, FarmVille 2, ChefVille, CastleVille, Zynga Poker, Words With Friends, Scramble With Friends, Draw Something, Bubble Safari, Mafia Wars, Ayakashi, Horn, and Respawnables names that are available on Facebook and other social networks, and mobile platforms, as well as through Zynga.com. ZNGA closed up 2.23% on Tuesday afternoon on over 88.5 million shares traded.
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