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  • Breaking Tech News: NXT-ID, Inc. (OTCQB: NXTD) Announces CNBC Ad Campaign For Wocket(TM), Its Next Generation Smart Wallet

    SHELTON, CT - April 16, 2014 (Investorideas.com Newswire) NXT-ID, Inc. (OTCQB: NXTD), a biometric authentication company focused on the growing m-commerce market, announced today that it will be featuring its next generation smart wallet, Wocket™, designed to replace all the cards in your wallet in a CNBC ad campaign starting in May. The add roll-out will commence prior to the previously announced May 28th press conference and marketing event to held at the Plaza Hotel in New York City.

    Investorideas.com Newswire

    The ad campaign will focus on Wocket™'s launch and its potential to revolutionize the payment industry.

    Wocket™ is a smart wallet in the same vein as the smart phone and smart watch. NXT-ID is introducing its innovative, patent-pending Wocket™ as the next natural step in the evolution of smart devices. Wocket™ is a next generation smart wallet designed to replace all the cards in your wallet, with no smart phone required. The Wocket works anywhere credit cards are accepted and only works with your biometric stamp of approval.

    Credit, debit, ATM, loyalty, gift, ID, membership, insurance, ticket, emergency, medical, business, contacts, coupon, and virtually any card can be protected on Wocket™. More than 10,000 cards, records, coupons, etc. and 100 voice commands can also be stored on Wocket™.

    Mr. Gino Pereira, CEO of NXT-ID, Inc., said in regards to the upcoming ad campaign, "According to Travelers Insurance Company, 44% of all identity theft in the United States stems from a lost or stolen wallet. Approximately 12 million people a year fall victim to identity fraud. Wocket™ is the solution to this epidemic. Wocket replaces your existing wallet and stores all the cards that you own in a secure environment and utilizes one dynamic card to represent all your cards."

    Starting dates and air times for the ad campaign on CNBC will be announced shortly. The May 28th event will introduce Wocket™, its new brand identity and marketing roll out.

    Media and shareholders wishing to attend the May 28th event can email info@nxt-id.com

    Wocket Consumer FAQ:

    "What is Wocket ™?

    Wocket™ is a smart wallet. Like the smart phone and smart watch, NXT-ID is introducing its innovative, patent-pending Wocket™ as the next natural step in the evolution of smart devices.

    "What does Wocket™ do?

    Wocket™ locks all of your private information in an electronic "vault", where only an authenticated owner can authorize access to the data. Thus, you can "lock it with Wocket™ in your pocket", protecting your private information from unauthorized access.

    "What makes Wocket™ smart?

    Wocket™ smart wallet protects all of your private information inside an electronic vault while reducing the number of cards in your wallet. Dynamic pairing for authentication and encrypted data transfer with other secondary devices along with a plethora of new, innovative features makes Wocket™ the smartest wallet ever devised.

    "How is Wocket™ different from other smart card solutions?

    Wocket™ is not a smart card - it is a smart wallet. Thus, it can communicate with smart cards, but is not limited in the number, type, or method of communication of private information that typically restricts the use of a smart card. Furthermore, Wocket™ is not dependent on proximity or any other external factors to secure and choose soft-cards containing private information.

    "How is Wocket™ different from other digital wallet solutions?

    Rather than replace a wallet as many "digital wallet" technologies attempt to do, we chose to improve the wallet. Unlike other digital wallet solutions that depend on connectivity to choose a payment account, Wocket™ does not depend upon the cloud to select or make a payment.

    "Does Wocket™ require another device, such as a cell phone?

    No. Although Wocket™ does not require any other peripheral for security or "proximity sensing", Wocket™ can authenticate with secondary devices prior to transaction as an additional step in security as well as utilize a Wocket™ app on other devices to select or manage a soft-card, all without revealing private information.

    "How do I access my private information?

    A combination of biometrics, personal PIN or pattern provides multi-factor security for your Wocket™. Once Wocket™ verifies your identity, you can simply select whatever soft-card or information you want from the touch screen display, or in some configurations, your voice command.

    "How many cards can be securely stored on a Wocket™?

    Up to 10,000 cards, records, coupons, etc. and up to 100 voice commands can also be stored on Wocket™. More can be supported with optional additional memory.

    The full Wocket product FAQ is available to consumers and media at http://nxt-id.com/wocket-faq/

    Interested consumers can also sign up for product info and news alerts in anticipation of the product. Pre-ordering will be available following the May 28th event. http://www.thewocket.com/, http://www.wocketwallet.com/

    About NXT- ID Inc. - Mobile Security for a Mobile World

    NXT-ID, Inc.'s (OTCQB: NXTD) innovative MobileBio™ solution mitigates consumer risks associated with mobile computing, m-commerce and smart OS-enabled devices. The company is focused on the growing m-commerce market, launching its innovative MobileBio™ suite of biometric solutions that secure consumers' mobile platforms led by the Wocket™ ; a next generation smart wallet designed to replace all the cards in your wallet, no smart phone required. The Wocket works anywhere credit cards are accepted and only works with your biometric stamp of approval. http://www.thewocket.com/, http://www.wocketwallet.com/

    NXT-ID' wholly owned subsidiary, 3D-ID LLC, is engaged in biometric identification has 22 licensed patents in the field of 3D facial recognition http://www.nxt-id.com/, http://3d-id.net/

    Forward-Looking Statements for NXT-ID

    This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements reflect management's current expectations, as of the date of this press release, and involve certain risks and uncertainties. Forward-looking statements include statements herein with respect to the successful execution of the Company's business strategy. The Company's actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in these forward- looking statements as a result of various factors. Such risks and uncertainties include, among other things, our ability to establish and maintain the proprietary nature of our technology through the patent process, as well as our ability to possibly license from others patents and patent applications necessary to develop products; the availability of financing; the Company's ability to implement its long range business plan for various applications of its technology; the Company's ability to enter into agreements with any necessary marketing and/or distribution partners; the impact of competition, the obtaining and maintenance of any necessary regulatory clearances applicable to applications of the Company's technology; and management of growth and other risks and uncertainties that may be detailed from time to time in the Company's reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

    Contact:

    Investor Inquiries:
    Kirin Smith
    ProActive Capital Group
    Direct: 646 863 6519
    ksmith@proactivecapital.com
    Media: 800 665-0411

    Disclaimer/ Disclosure: The Investorideas.com newswire is a third party publisher of news and research as well as creates original content as a news source. Original content created by investorideas is protected by copyright laws other than syndication rights. Investorideas is a news source on Google news and Linkedintoday plus hundreds of syndication partners. Our site does not make recommendations for purchases or sale of stocks or products. Nothing on our sites should be construed as an offer or solicitation to buy or sell products or securities. All investment involves risk and possible loss of investment. This site is currently compensated by featured companies, news submissions, content marketing and online advertising. Contact each company directly for press release questions. Disclosure is posted on each release if required but otherwise the news was not compensated for and is published for the sole interest of our readers. Disclosure: November 2013: Investorideas is compensated by NXTD: five thousand per month for news publication and syndication and is long 144 shares from previous service. More info: http://www.investorideas.com/About/Disclaimer.asp

    BC Residents and Investor Disclaimer : Effective September 15 2008 - all BC investors should review all OTC and Pink sheet listed companies for adherence in new disclosure filings and filing appropriate documents with Sedar. Read for more info: http://www.bcsc.bc.ca/release.aspx?id=6894. Global investors must adhere to regulations of each country.

    Tags: NXTD, biometrics, tech
    Apr 16 11:07 AM | Link | Comment!
  • The Global Race For Consumer Taste: Sugar Vs. Stevia; PepsiCo (PEP), Coca-Cola (KO), GLG Life Tech (TSX: GLG), (GLGLF) And Pure Circle (LSE: PURE.L)

    New York, NY - Point Roberts, WA - April 15, 2014 (Investorideas.com Newswire) Investorideas.com staff: Investorideas.com, global news source covering leading sectors including food and beverage and LOHAS (Lifestyles of Health and Sustainability) issues an alert on the global trend of rising stevia sales.

    As health concerns of too much sugar continue to make headlines, diehard sugar fans like The Coca-Cola Company ( NYSE:KO ) and PepsiCo NYSE:PEP ) continue to push international sales of sugary sodas. However, a trend towards healthier alternatives such as stevia continue to be reflected in the increased sales of stevia makers GLG Life Tech Corporation (TSX: GLG), (OTC: GLGLF) and PureCircle Limited (LSE:PURE.L).

    A global battle about health and sustainability is brewing between vegans and the meat industry, and the sugar and stevia industries. According to the Global Stevia Institute, "Stevia's great tasting, zero-calorie sweetness not only can be part of a healthful diet, it can be part of a more environmentally friendly diet too."

    Companies that have built empires on sugary sodas and fast food burgers are making concessions with stevia drinks and salads but they are still pushing the original, less healthy products that made their brands iconic. However, the numbers are starting to show what trend consumers really want.

    According to Zenith International, over the past six years, stevia has enjoyed a rapid rise in popularity - on a global scale. A new study by leading food and drink consultancy Zenith estimates that worldwide sales of stevia reached 4,100 tonnes in 2013, a 6.5% increase on 2012, taking its overall market value to $304 million US.

    "As rising levels of obesity and diabetes continue to generate headlines, there has never been so much emphasis on reducing our caloric intake as well as consuming healthier foods and beverages," commented Zenith Senior Market Intelligence Consultant Davide Deiana. "After persistent efforts by key producers, which led to widespread legislative approval, stevia is finally being recognised for its natural, zero-calorie, sweetening properties."

    GLG Life Tech Corporation (TSX: GLG), (OTC: GLGLF) ( www.glglifetech.com) a producer of high quality stevia and other natural sweeteners, reported earnings on March 31 st to shareholders, noting it i ncreased the percentage of international sales for the twelve months ending December 31, 2013 to 30% from approximately 7% in 2012. According to the company, this change in sales strategy towards higher purity stevia extracts to international customers was an important driver towards improved gross margins, as in 2012, a number of the lower purity sales were sold below cost.

    The Company notes it has already received purchase orders as of March 31st that exceeds 50% of 2013's full year revenues from international customers ($4.8 million in fiscal 2013).

    The Company also reported the success of its non-GMO hybrid breeding program, which has resulted in a number of new strains .The Company is of the view that the consumer's preference will always be "naturally sourced from a stevia leaf" glycosides compared to those originating from a different process such as fermentation.

    According to The Beverage Digest Newsletter, carbonated soft-drink sales hit their lowest point since 1995, with 2013 marking the ninth consecutive year of declining soda sales. Also according to Beverage Digest, "while Coca-Cola ( NYSE:KO ) improved its market share by 0.4% to 42.4%, the flagship brand Diet Coke reported a 6.8% fall in volumes. Consumers have been shifting to natural and healthier beverages with less sugar and calorie content due to the health risks associated with sugary drinks. The diet counterparts have fared even worse, with the artificial sweetener aspartame being criticized for causing sugar cravings, dehydration, weight gain and even heart diseases. Health and wellness concerns have further caused a 7% decline in diet soda consumption in the domestic."

    In late January of this year, PureCircle Limited (LSE:PURE.L) announced its 2013 Calorie Footprint. The global producer of high-purity stevia ingredients reported it has supplied enough stevia sweeteners to enable the food and beverage industry to remove 1.8 trillion calories from global diets. "In our 2013 fiscal year, we supplied enough stevia to enable a reduction of 500 billion calories from global diets," explained Ajay Chandran, director of corporate sustainability.

    "Since we started monitoring in 2006, we've supplied enough stevia to help the industry achieve a reduction of approximately two trillion calories in food and beverage products. The pace at which we're helping the food and beverage industry moderate calories is increasing at a significantly faster rate than we anticipated. As a result, we now have the capability to help the food and beverage industry reduce up to two trillion calories per year. This positions us well to achieve our cumulative calorie footprint reduction goal by 2020."

    PepsiCo ( NYSE:PEP ) has introduced stevia into some of its brands including Pepsi Next but apparently wants to stick by its sugars. It has announced plans for this summer to launch "Made with Real Sugar' offerings - "Pepsi Made with Real Sugar," "Pepsi Vanilla Made with Real Sugar," and "Pepsi Wild Cherry Made with Real Sugar." Apparently Pepsi confirmed the planned roll-out to USA TODAY, but did not comment further.

    The World Health Organisation (WHO) has joined the battle against sugar consumption globally saying, "There is increasing concern that consumption of free sugars, particularly in the form of sugar-sweetened beverages, may result in both reduced intake of foods containing more nutritionally adequate calories and an increase in total caloric intake, leading to an unhealthy diet, weight gain and increased risk of non-communicable diseases (NCDs)."

    So are the iconic brands really getting the message or will they continue to see their sales fall while new competition appeals to what consumer trends are dictating ? … Only time will tell.

    Article source: http://www.trefis.com/stock/ko/articles/234183/needs-push-apr-15-diet-soda-slump-to-lower-coca-colas-volumes-still-beverages-could-offset-this-decline/2014-04-11?from=artPopin

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    BC Residents and Investor Disclaimer : Effective September 15 2008 - all BC investors should review all OTC and Pink sheet listed companies for adherence in new disclosure filings and filing appropriate documents with Sedar. Read for more info: www.bcsc.bc.ca/release.aspx?id=6894. Global investors must adhere to regulations of each country.

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    Tags: GLGLF, PURE, PEP, KO, stevia
    Apr 15 2:09 PM | Link | Comment!
  • Mining Stock Alert: SilverCrest (TSX: SVL) (NYSE MKT: SVLC) Announces Q1 Production 201,101 Ounces Silver And 7,545 Ounces Gold

    Vancouver, British Columbia - April 15, 2014 (Investorideas.com Mining Stocks Newswire) SilverCrest Mines Inc. (TSX:SVL) ( NYSE MKT: SVLC) is pleased to announce silver and gold production numbers for the first quarter of 2014 from its 100% owned Santa Elena Mine located in Sonora, Mexico. For additional information and to view photos and videos, please visit the Company's website at www.silvercrestmines.com.

    Production Highlights of Q1, 2014 vs. Q1, 2013;

    • Silver production of 201,101 ounces; a 31% increase.
    • Gold production of 7,545 ounces; a 4% increase.
    • Silver equivalent (1) production of 653,801 ounces; a 17% increase.
    • Waste to ore ratio of 0.94 was consistent with the mine plan; a 78% decrease.
    • Ore Tonnes crushed decreased 21% to 200,982 tonnes with throughput averaging 2,233 tpd .
    • Average grades loaded on pad increased from 62.1gpt to 86.8 gpt (40%) for silver and from 1.54 to 1.79 gpt (16%) for gold.

    N. Eric Fier, President and COO stated ; "During the first three months of 2014, Santa Elena experienced lower ore and waste tonnes mined from the open pit as it approached the end of its mine life. However, metal production exceeded corporate guidance projections for the quarter. The Company continues to focus on the completion stages of the Santa Elena Expansion Plan which should significantly increase our annual precious metal production starting in mid-2014. The recently announced pit closure at Santa Elena may have some impact on Q2 production but SilverCrest maintains the previously announced 2014 corporate production guidance of 3.3 to 3.6 million ounces AgEq (60:1). "

    Investorideas.com Newswire

    (1) Silver equivalent ("AgEq") ounces consist of the number of ounces of silver production/sold plus the number of ounces of gold production/sold multiplied by 60:1 gold price to silver price ratio, as determined in the 2014 budget, prior to Q1 2014, the AgEq ratio was based on the spot gold price to the spot silver price at the quarter end dates for financial reporting. All numbers are rounded.

    First quarter of 2014 metal production was down 12% and 18% for silver and gold, respectively, compared to Q4, 2013. The decrease in silver and gold production was related to reduced ore tonnes mined and crushed in Q1 2014, which was somewhat offset by higher gold and silver grades. Open pit mining and crushing activities were reduced in Q1 and ultimately discontinued on April 04, 2014. No further ore will be loaded on the leach pad with ongoing stockpiling of high grade underground ore for milling. Silver and gold production will continue from the pad until at least August 2014.

    SilverCrest is now focusing on the accelerated development of the underground mine at Santa Elena with 2,480 metres of the main ramp driven to date (570m level), which will provide access to high grade mill feed starting in Q2 2014. Initially, the mill will process leach pad ore only and underground ore will be stockpiled. In late Q2, blending of leach pad and underground ore should begin with testing of optimal mix ratios in H2, 2014.

    First Quarter Financial Results Release:

    The Company plans to issue its first quarter financial results on Thursday, May 15, 2014.

    The Qualified Person under National Instrument (NI 43-101) Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects for this News Release is N. Eric Fier, CPG, P.Eng, President and Chief Operating Officer for SilverCrest Mines Inc., who has reviewed and approved its contents.

    SilverCrest Mines Inc. (NYSE MKT: SVLC; TSX: SVL) is a Canadian precious metals producer headquartered in Vancouver, BC. SilverCrest's flagship property is the 100%-owned Santa Elena Mine, located 150 km northeast of Hermosillo, near Banamichi in the State of Sonora, México. The mine is a high-grade, epithermal silver and gold producer, with an estimated life of mine of 8 years and operating cash costs of $11 per ounce of silver equivalent (55:1 Ag:Au) for the open pit heap leach and underground mine. SilverCrest anticipates that the new 3,000 tonnes per day conventional mill facility at the Santa Elena Mine should recover an average annual rate of 1.5 million ounces of silver and 32,800 ounces of gold over the current reserve. Major expansion and construction of the 3,000 tonnes per day conventional mill facility is nearing completion and is expected to significantly increase metals production at the Santa Elena Mine (open pit and underground) in 2014 and beyond. Exploration programs continue to make new discoveries at Santa Elena and also have rapidly advanced the definition of a large polymetallic deposit at the La Joya property in Durango State, Mexico.

    CAUTIONARY NOTE REGARDING FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

    This news release contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Canadian securities legislation and the United States Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements concern the Company's anticipated results and developments in the Company's operations in future periods, planned exploration and development of its properties, plans related to its business and other matters that may occur in the future. These statements relate to analyses and other information that are based on expectations of future performance, including silver and gold production and planned work programs. Statements concerning reserves and mineral resource estimates may also constitute forward-looking statements to the extent that they involve estimates of the mineralization that will be encountered if the property is developed and, in the case of mineral reserves, such statements reflect the conclusion based on certain assumptions that the mineral deposit can be economically exploited.

    Forward-looking statements are subject to a variety of known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which could cause actual events or results to differ from those expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements, including, without limitation: risks related to precious and base metal price fluctuations; risks related to fluctuations in the currency markets (particularly the Mexican peso, Canadian dollar and United States dollar); risks related to the inherently dangerous activity of mining, including conditions or events beyond our control, and operating or technical difficulties in mineral exploration, development and mining activities; uncertainty in the Company's ability to raise financing and fund the exploration and development of its mineral properties; uncertainty as to actual capital costs, operating costs, production and economic returns, and uncertainty that development activities will result in profitable mining operations; risks related to reserves and mineral resource figures being estimates based on interpretations and assumptions which may result in less mineral production under actual conditions than is currently estimated and to diminishing quantities or grades of mineral reserves as properties are mined; risks related to governmental regulations and obtaining necessary licenses and permits; risks related to the business being subject to environmental laws and regulations which may increase costs of doing business and restrict our operations; risks related to mineral properties being subject to prior unregistered agreements, transfers, or claims and other defects in title; risks relating to inadequate insurance or inability to obtain insurance; risks related to potential litigation; risks related to the global economy; risks related to the Company's status as a foreign private issuer in the United States; risks related to all of the Company's properties being located in Mexico and El Salvador, including political, economic, social and regulatory instability; and risks related to officers and directors becoming associated with other natural resource companies which may give rise to conflicts of interests. Should one or more of these risks and uncertainties materialize, or should underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those described in the forward-looking statements. The Company's forward-looking statements are based on beliefs, expectations and opinions of management on the date the statements are made. For the reasons set forth above, investors should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements.

    N. Eric Fier, President & COO
    SILVERCREST MINES INC.

    Neither TSX Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as defined in the policies of the TSX Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

    Contact:

    Fred Cooper
    Telephone: (604) 694-1730 ext. 108
    Toll Free: 1-866-691-1730
    Email: info@silvercrestmines.com
    Website: www.silvercrestmines.com
    Address: Suite 501 - 570 Granville Street
    Vancouver, BC Canada V6C 3P1

    Published at Investorideas.com Newswire

    Disclaimer / Disclosure : The Investorideas.com is a third party publisher of news and research Our sites do not make recommendations, but offer information portals to research news, articles, stock lists and recent research. Nothing on our sites should be construed as an offer or solicitation to buy or sell products or securities. This site is currently compensated by featured companies, news submissions and online advertising. Disclosure: SilverCrest Mines has compensated Investorideas.com for the distribution and publishing of this news release (annual news publication 9700) http://www.investorideas.com/About/Disclaimer.asp

    BC Residents and Investor Disclaimer : Effective September 15 2008 - all BC investors should review all OTC and Pink sheet listed companies for adherence in new disclosure filings and filing appropriate documents with Sedar. Read for more info: http://www.bcsc.bc.ca/release.aspx?id=6894

    Tags: SVLC, gold, mining
    Apr 15 12:19 PM | Link | Comment!
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