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News Article | May 9, 2017
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This year's opening keynote speaker is noted journalist and author, David Sax.  In his new book, The Revenge of Analog: Real Things and Why They Matter (a NYT Critics' choice for Top Books of 2016), Sax explains how the return of tangible products and processes—think vinyl, Polaroids, moleskins, brick and mortar retailers, and more—are proving best for business by giving us exactly what digital cannot: tactility, authenticity, and soul. "We have developed an agenda for Synergy 2017 that will help our customers continue to implement and evolve their omni-channel business strategies," said Neil Moses, CEO of Mi9 Retail.  "By showcasing customers who have successfully addressed specific technical and organizational challenges along the way, it helps others advance more quickly and efficiently." Early bird rates and registration information for Synergy 2017 are available at www.mi9retail.com. Mi9 Retail is passionate about helping retailers create great experiences for their customers – online, in-store, and on any device.  We know that great retail experiences happen when optimized inventory management intersects perfectly with well-executed customer engagement strategies to deliver higher customer loyalty, better margins, and a more engaged workforce.  Our solutions for merchandise management, digital commerce, and store operations are used by leading retailers across the globe.  The company is headquartered in Miami, FL, with operations in North America, Europe and Asia.  Visit www.mi9retail.com to learn more. To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/mi9-retail-releases-agenda-and-keynote-speaker-for-synergy-2017-300454080.html


"DataByte has successfully implemented and supported many retailers with their ongoing software needs," said James Noonan, Director at DataByte.  "Retailing remains a dynamic business sector and at DataByte, we continually strive to deliver on time and on budget solutions for our customers."  He added, "We are excited with the new partnership between DataByte and Mi9 Retail as this will allow both companies to deliver a strong and effective product to the Australian retail sector, and ensure top level support." Mi9 Retail has existing customers in the region that span retail industries including footwear, fashion and apparel, jewelry, and specialty. "Australian retailers have faced limited technology options as they seek to modernize their core retail platforms and expand their capabilities to support omni-channel commerce and market growth," said Tim Lai, Regional Director for Australia, Mi9 Retail. "We are committed to serving this market with local personnel who can work directly with our customers to address their unique issues and to explore new opportunities. The team at DataByte have built an outstanding reputation for their knowledge of retail systems and their ability to implement them quickly and efficiently." DataByte is an Australian owned and operated company that was founded in 2002.  DataByte has consistently delivered on time and on budget solutions to our clients.  Presently, we support many of Australia's top retailers. We pride ourselves on excellence when advising, supporting and developing solutions to our clients.  Some of our current retail clients include Gazal, General Pants, Specialty Fashion Group, Billabong, Noni B, Marcs, David Lawrence, Quicksilver and many other top retailers in the Australian retail market. Mi9 Retail is passionate about helping retailers create great experiences for their customers – online, in-store, and on any device.  We know that great retail experiences happen when optimized inventory management intersects perfectly with well-executed customer engagement strategies to deliver higher customer loyalty, better margins, and a more engaged workforce.  Our solutions for merchandise management, digital commerce, and store operations are used by leading retailers across the globe.  The company is headquartered in Miami, FL, with operations in North America, Europe and Asia.  Visit www.mi9retail.com to learn more. To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/mi9-retail-and-databyte-partner-to-deliver-omni-channel-retail-solutions-to-australia-market-300456761.html


News Article | November 30, 2016
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MIAMI, Nov. 30, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Mi9 Retail congratulates Tea Collection, a children's fashion retailer, on achieving record online sales during the annual Black Friday/Cyber Monday promotional period. Tea Collection is an Mi9 Retail customer that uses the Mi9 e-Commerce platform to...


Ladd B.,MI | Ladd B.,Harvard University | Ackroyd J.J.,MI | Hicks J.K.,MI | And 4 more authors.
DNA Repair | Year: 2013

The nucleoside analog ganciclovir (GCV) elicits cytotoxicity in tumor cells via a novel mechanism in which drug incorporation into DNA produces minimal disruption of replication, but numerous DNA double strand breaks occur during the second S-phase after drug exposure. We propose that homologous recombination (HR), a major repair pathway for DNA double strand breaks, can prevent GCV-induced DNA damage, and that inhibition of HR will enhance cytotoxicity with GCV. Survival after GCV treatment in cells expressing a herpes simplex virus thymidine kinase was strongly dependent on HR (>14-fold decrease in IC50 in HR-deficient vs. HR-proficient CHO cells). In a homologous recombination reporter assay, the histone deacetylase inhibitor, suberoylanilide hydroxamic acid (SAHA; vorinostat), decreased HR repair events up to 85%. SAHA plus GCV produced synergistic cytotoxicity in U251tk human glioblastoma cells. Elucidation of the synergistic mechanism demonstrated that SAHA produced a concentration-dependent decrease in the HR proteins Rad51 and CtIP. GCV alone produced numerous Rad51 foci, demonstrating activation of HR. However, the addition of SAHA blocked GCV-induced Rad51 foci formation completely and increased γH2AX, a marker of DNA double strand breaks. SAHA plus GCV also produced synergistic cytotoxicity in HR-proficient CHO cells, but the combination was antagonistic or additive in HR-deficient CHO cells. Collectively, these data demonstrate that HR promotes survival with GCV and compromise of HR by SAHA results in synergistic cytotoxicity, revealing a new mechanism for enhancing anticancer activity with GCV. © 2013 Elsevier B.V.


MIAMI, Dec. 6, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Mi9 Retail, a premier provider of omni-channel retail solutions, is pleased to announce that it has been ranked number one among software providers for Tier One retailers, and has been ranked number two overall on the 2016 RIS Software LeaderBoard....


PubMed | M.I. ., VU University Amsterdam and Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Type: Journal Article | Journal: AJNR. American journal of neuroradiology | Year: 2015

At 7T MR imaging, T2*-weighted gradient echo has been shown to provide high-resolution anatomic images of gray matter lesions. However, few studies have verified T2*WI lesions histopathologically or compared them with more standard techniques at ultra-high-field strength. This study aimed to determine the sensitivity of T2WI and T2*WI sequences for detecting cortical GM lesions in MS.At 7T, 2D multiecho spin-echo T2WI and 3D gradient-echo T2*WI were acquired from 27 formalin-fixed coronal hemispheric brain sections of 15 patients and 4 healthy controls. Proteolipid-stained tissue sections (8 m) were matched to the corresponding MR images, and lesions were manually scored on both MR imaging sequences (blinded to histopathology) and tissue sections (blinded to MR imaging). The sensitivity of MR imaging sequences for GM lesion types and white matter lesions was calculated. An unblinded retrospective scoring was also performed.If all cortical GM lesions were taken into account, the T2WI sequence detected slightly more lesions than the T2*WI sequence: 28% and 16%, respectively (P = .054). This difference disappeared when only intracortical lesions were considered. When histopathologic information (type, location) was revealed to the reader, the sensitivity went up to 84% (T2WI) and 85% (T2*WI) (not significant). Furthermore, the false-positive rate was 8.6% for the T2WI and 10.5% for the T2*WI sequence.There is no strong advantage of the T2*WI sequence compared with a conventional T2WI sequence in the detection of cortical lesions at 7T. Retrospectively, a high percentage of lesions could be detected with both sequences. However, many lesions are still missed prospectively. This could possibly be minimized with better a priori observer training.


Nelson J.,Harvard University | Price E.,MI | Wootters M.,University of Michigan
Proceedings of the Annual ACM-SIAM Symposium on Discrete Algorithms | Year: 2014

In this paper, we present novel constructions of matrices with the restricted isometry property (RIP) that support fast matrix-vector multiplication. Our guarantees are the best known, and can also be used to obtain the best known guarantees for fast Johnson Lindenstrauss transforms. In compressed sensing, the restricted isometry property is a sufficient condition for the efficient reconstruction of a nearly k-sparse vector x ∈ C d from m linear measurements Φx. It is desirable for to to be small, and further it is desirable for Φ to support fast matrix- vector multiplication. Among other applications, fast multiplication improves the runtime of iterative recovery algorithms which repeatedly multiply by Φ or Φ*. The main contribution of this work is a novel randomized construction of RIP matrices Φ ∈ Cm×d, preserving the ℓ2 norms of all k-sparse vectors with distortion 1 + ε, where the matrix-vector multiply Φx can be computed in nearly linear time. The number of rows m is on the order of ε-2klog d log2(k log d), an improvement on previous analyses by a logarithmic factor. Our construction, together with a connection between RIP matrices and the Johnson-Lindenstrauss lemma in [Krahmer-Ward, SIAM. J. Math. Anal. 2011], also implies fast Johnson-Lindenstrauss embeddings with asymptotically fewer rows than previously known. Our construction is actually a recipe for improving any existing family of RIP matrices. Briefly, we apply an appropriate sparse hash matrix with sign flips to any suitable family of RIP matrices. We show that the embedding properties of the original family are maintained, while at the same time improving the number of rows. The main tool in our analysis is a recent bound for the supremum of certain types of Rademacher chaos processes in [Krahmer-Mendelson- Rauhut, Comm. Pure Appl. Math, to appear]. Copyright © 2014 by the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics.


News Article | February 20, 2017
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MIAMI, Feb. 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Mi9 Retail is pleased to announce that Tori Richard Ltd., a Hawaii-based manufacturer of men's and women's resort wear, has gone live on Mi9 e-Commerce and Order Management as part of its omni-channel expansion strategy. Tori Richard was founded...


The human body is a microbe's playground: interspersed among the 37 trillion cells of the human body [1] are at least ten times as many bacteria, fungi, viruses, and archaea. That amounts to 100 times as many microbial genes as human genes. ©2014IEEE.


News Article | November 29, 2016
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MIAMI, Nov. 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Mi9 Retail is pleased to announce that Peter Sheppard Footwear, an internationally recognized women's footwear retailer based in Australia, has selected the Mi9 Retail omni-channel suite to run its business.  Peter Sheppard Footwear will deploy the host...

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