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May 10, 2007 08:30 ET

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MIAMI, FL--(Marketwire - May 10, 2007) - Stock Market Alerts' performance stock list includes: VIASPACE Inc. (OTCBB: VSPC), First Data Corp. (NYSE: FDC), Lawson Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: LWSN), & Linear Technology Corporation (NASDAQ: LLTC).

There's great news from VIASPACE Inc. (OTCBB: VSPC). News that should get the attention of aggressive investors as the company furthers its quest to promote "next generation" power sources! Wednesday after the stock markets closed, the company, commercializing proven technologies from NASA and the US Department of Defense into hardware and software solutions, announced that it has been invited to lead a discussion of the company's role in creating a global manufacturing and distribution infrastructure for direct methanol fuel cell fuel cartridges at a major international conference on next generation power sources.

This has the potential to be huge for the company! VIASPACE CEO Dr. Carl Kukkonen will present the company's innovative disposable fuel cartridge strategy for fuel cell-powered portable electronics at the Asia Battery/Fuel Cell Markets event in Singapore on May 29th.

Now is the time to watch VSPC! According to a recent market research firm Frost & Sullivan report entitled, "World Micro Fuel Cell Market for Consumer Portable Devices," the market is expected to produce 72.0 million unit shipments by 2010, with that figure quadrupling by 2013 due to a ramp-up in commercialization. Current battery chemistries are struggling to satisfy the increasing power needs of devices including notebook computers, cellular/converged phones, personal digital assistants (PDAs), portable audio/video, digital imaging and other portables. Frost & Sullivan asserts that micro fuel cell technology represents a significant advance with immense potential to meet rising consumer demand for increased power, longer run times and a safer power option for these devices.

Many companies including Fujitsu, Hitachi, LG, NEC, Samsung, Sanyo and Toshiba have demonstrated portable electronic devices using direct methanol fuel cells. Hitachi has announced the intention to go into initial production this year. Overall, the Asian companies have invested hundreds of millions of dollars and have in-house R&D teams working on direct methanol fuel cells and direct methanol fuel cell-powered products.

Methanol fuel cells are expected to gain a substantial market share because they offer operating time two to three times longer than current lithium ion batteries, can support the increased power demands of additional features, are small in size, produce no harmful emissions, and may be instantaneously recharged by simply replacing the disposable fuel cartridge.

Dr. Carl Kukkonen, CEO of VIASPACE, commented: "The lack of a global fuel cartridge supply infrastructure and intellectual property protection are two of the remaining hurdles facing the rapidly emerging micro fuel cell industry. VIASPACE is working to solve both issues. We have focused our extensive expertise on the design and certification of highly innovative disposable methanol fuel cartridges and established a global network of manufacturing and distribution partners who have existing long-term relationships with fuel cell and portable electronics OEMs." VIASPACE subsidiary Direct Methanol Fuel Cell Corporation (DMFCC) is engaged in developing, manufacturing, distributing and obtaining safety certification for disposable methanol fuel cartridges to provide the energy source for laptop computers, cell phones and other portable electronic devices powered by direct methanol fuel cells. DMFCC is establishing a leadership position in this growing market by providing the global fuel cartridge manufacturing, distribution and sales infrastructure the industry requires. The company has licensed a large intellectual property portfolio including 59 issued and 59 pending patents on direct methanol fuel cell technology from Caltech and the University of Southern California. DMFCC offers patent protection for OEMs and manufacturers of direct methanol and other liquid hydrocarbon fuel cells.

This continues to be a stock for speculative investors to watch! Dr. Kukkonen continued: "VIASPACE has licensed an extensive portfolio of intellectual property on direct methanol fuel cell technology. The patents are very early and very broad and we believe will apply to the direct methanol fuel cells being commercialized today. Our strategy is to establish business arrangements with manufacturers of fuel cells and portable electronics to use cartridges produced and distributed by VIASPACE and our partners in exchange for crucial patent protection. VIASPACE is working to establish the global fuel cartridge infrastructure, IP protection, certification and standardization the industry requires for mass commercialization of micro fuel cells. We look forward to presenting our strategy at the Asia Battery/Fuel Cell Markets conference and connecting with the fuel cell manufacturers and distributors, electronics manufacturers, automotive manufacturers, and component and materials suppliers expected to attend."

Scheduled presenters and sponsors for the Asia Battery/Fuel Cell Markets conference include BASF Fuel Cell, Lenovo, Frost & Sullivan, Nissan Motor Co., the Institute of Fuel Cell Technology, and VIASPACE subsidiary Direct Methanol Fuel Cell Corporation.

Last month, it was announced that Market Advisors has issued a price target of $2.05 on the company's stock (see the profile link below, for full details). At that time, the company also announced that two of Caltech's pending direct methanol fuel cell patents were issued in Japan. These patents have been licensed from Caltech by VIASPACE subsidiary, Direct Methanol Fuel Cell Corporation.

Stock Market Alerts updated profile of VIASPACE Inc. can be found at: http://www.WallStreetEnews.com/HotStocks/VSPC050907/default.aspx

About VIASPACE: Originally founded in 1998 with the objective of transforming proven space and defense technologies from NASA and the Department of Defense into hardware and software solutions that solve today's complex problems, VIASPACE benefits from important patent and software licenses from Caltech, which manages NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

Other Stocks of interest:

First Data Corp. (NYSE: FDC) up 0.1% on 4.9 million shares traded. First Data International is a leading provider of electronic commerce and payment solutions for financial institutions and merchants around the world. First Data International serves a diverse range of markets, leveraging global scale through a local presence and maintaining focus on individual client needs.

Lawson Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: LWSN) down 0.6% on 11.5 million shares traded. Lawson Software provides software and service solutions to approximately 4,000 customers in manufacturing, distribution, maintenance and service sector industries across 40 countries.

Linear Technology Corporation (NASDAQ: LLTC) up 4.4% 59.8 million shared traded. Linear of Milpitas, Calif., the leader in high performance analog integrated circuits, uses NetSuite to process orders on its Linear Express ecommerce site. The Linear Express distribution channel serves thousands of Linear customers worldwide.

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