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Dec. 8, 2015
Issue No. 479

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Toshiba Files Patent Infringement Lawsuit Against Katun
Toshiba America Business Solutions (TABS), together with co-plaintiff Toshiba TEC Corp. (TTEC), has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Katun Corp. in the United States District Court for the Central District of California.

Katun Responds to Toshiba Patent Lawsuit
Recently Toshiba America Business Solutions (TABS), together with its co-plaintiff Toshiba TEC Corp. (TTEC), filed suit in the United States against Katun Corp., asserting potential patent infringement of certain Toshiba patents.

MPSA Announces MPS Definition Update
The Managed Print Services Association (MPSA) has announced an update to its definition of managed print services (MPS), which is as follows.

Balboa Capital Survey: Small Business Sentiment Strong in Q3 2015
A survey conducted by Balboa Capital has revealed that small-business owners had an encouraging third quarter and are feeling more optimistic about the U.S. economy.

Compass Announces e-views Enhancement With e-automate
Compass Sales Solutions has announced an enhancement to e-views for ECi e-automate software users.

Parts Now Program to Help Feed America Provides Thousands of Meals to Those in Need
Parts Now has announced its Thanksgiving week promotion to benefit the hungry raised 4,592 meals for those in need this holiday season.

MWAi FORZA Integrates With Sharp's MICAS Platform
MWA Intelligence Inc. (MWAi) has integrated FORZA solutions with the Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America (SIICA) MICAS platform.

Distribution Management Acquires Premier Distribution Management
Distribution Management (DM), parent organization to Supplies Network, has announced the acquisition of Premier Distribution Management (PDM), a Chicago, Illinois-based company operating as a foreign trade zone specializing in international distribution and mailing services.

Toshiba Expands Thermal Barcode Printer Line With New Wireless Models
Toshiba America Business Solutions (TABS) has introduced its desktop BFV-4 thermal bar-code printer series for on-demand labels in any transportation/logistics, health care and retail environment.

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Building My Business Webinar: "How to Effectively Use Yelp & Twitter"
Who uses Yelp and Twitter and how do they work? In this webinar, Andy Slawetsky of Industry Analysts Inc. will explain why should dealers use Yelp and Twitter to improve their business success. He will cover the basics of both platforms and show you how to set up and maintain your Yelp and Twitter accounts.For more information or to register online, click here.

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