Primera Announces FX1000 Label Matrix Removal System
PLYMOUTH, Minn., Oct. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Primera Technology, Inc., a leading manufacturer of specialty printers, today announced the availability of its new FX1000 Matrix Removal System. FX1000 is used in conjunction with the company's CX1000 Color Label Printer as well with as a number of other digital label production systems. With the FX1000 Matrix Removal System, users can streamline label production with an accessory that automates waste label matrix removal, slitting and rewinding to finished rolls.
FX1000 was developed to meet customer needs for a high-production waste label matrix removal tool that expedites color label roll preparation. Finished label rolls are tightly wound and ready to be applied either manually or by most label dispensers or automated label applicators.
"FX1000 is a professional, highly accurate and robust waste matrix removal system," said Mark D. Strobel, Primera's vice president of sales and marketing. "We recognized the need for a rugged and reliable system that our customers can count on day-in and day-out to finish the process of producing their own rolls of color product labels. FX1000 fulfills that need at a price that fits within most companies' budgets."
In the USA and Canada, FX1000 with dual rewind mandrels is priced at $9,995 (MSRP). The single rewind mandrel model is priced at $8,995 (MSRP). FX1000 is now shipping and is available from Primera's resellers and distributors worldwide.
About Primera Technology
Headquartered in Plymouth, Minnesota, USA, Primera Technology, Inc. is one of the world's leading specialty printer manufacturers. Its products are sold worldwide through Primera Authorized Resellers and Distributors in more than 179 countries.
More information about Primera and its products is available on the Internet at http://www.primeralabel.com or by calling 1-800-797-2772 (USA and Canada). Outside of the USA and Canada, call (763) 475-6676 or FAX (763) 475-6677. E-mail to email@example.com.
For Europe, Scandinavia, Middle East and Africa, contact Primera Europe GmbH in Germany by phone at +49-(0) 611-92777-0, by FAX at +49-(0) 611-92777-50 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For Asia Pacific, contact Primera Asia Pacific in Australia by phone at +61 3 8586 3030 or by email at email@example.com.
For Latin America, contact Primera Latin America in Brazil by phone at +55 11 26 26 80 17, by FAX at +55 11 39 58 04 88 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Germany Will Be Home to Europe's Largest Battery Factory
Germany Trade & Invest shares the latest business opportunities at this year's Batteries 2012
BERLIN, October 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
Europe's largest battery cell factory is under construction in the German state of
Saxony. The Federal Government is optimistic that the production of high performance
lithium based batteries could revolutionize the automotive industry. Germany Trade &
Invest will have experts at this year's Batteries 2012 event in Nice from October 24 to
26, 2012 to inform visitors about the latest business opportunities in the industry.
"To realize the leading position Germany has taken in the field of electromobility,
one must analyze the numbers. There are 1.72 million electronic cars in Europe, of which
Germany claims 670,000. If R&D continues to increase in terms of funding and in the
generation of intellectual capital, this number could potentially almost double by 2020."
said Thomas Grigoleit, renewable energy expert at Germany Trade & Invest in Berlin.
However, there are existing challenges such as the initial purchase cost, battery life
and charging infrastructure that need to be addressed. Germany is taking giant strides to
solve these problems, but experts and capital from abroad will be urgently needed. Highly
innovative research infrastructure and ambitious public-private partnerships make Germany
a sound investment location.
Germany also has the potential to become Europe's largest market for electric cars and
the corresponding peripheral equipment. This is good news to both investors and the German
labour force. The Federal Ministry of the Environment asserts that if Germany does succeed
in joining forces to exploit the opportunity presented by electromobility, there will be a
potential to create around 30,000 additional jobs over the period of 2020.
Germany Trade & Invest is the foreign trade and inward investment agency of the
FederalRepublic of Germany. The organization advises foreign companies seeking to expand
into the German market. It supports German companies that seek to enter foreign markets,
with foreign trade information.Germany Trade & Invest
California Restaurants Earn Top Honors, Followed by Maryland, Washington, Florida, and New York
SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- As the time to toast the holidays draws near, OpenTable (NASDAQ: OPEN), a leading provider of free, real-time online restaurant reservations for diners and reservation and guest management solutions for restaurants, is pleased to announce the 2012 Diners' Choice Award winners for the Top 100 Restaurants with the Most Notable Wine Lists in the United States. These awards reflect the combined opinions of more than 5 million reviews submitted by verified OpenTable diners for more than 15,000 restaurants in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.
The list of winners, which includes Frasca Food and Wine in Boulder, RN74 in Seattle, and Veritas in New York, spans 25 states and Washington, D.C. California, renowned for its wine country, has the greatest number of winners with 17, followed by Maryland with nine winners and Washington with eight. Florida and New York boast six winning restaurants apiece, trailed by Texas and Virginia with five honorees, Colorado and South Carolina with four, and Illinois, Missouri, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, and Pennsylvania with three each. The states of Connecticut, Denver, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nevada, Oregon, and Tennessee all have two award winners. Washington, D.C. earned a single spot as did Arizona, Kansas, and Wisconsin. Restaurants serving American fare dominated the list; however, a variety of cuisines are represented, including French, Italian, Spanish, and tapas.
"These winning restaurants understand that the right sip brings out the best in every bite," said Caroline Potter, OpenTable Chief Dining Officer. "Each honoree has created thoughtful wine lists that go beyond merely complimenting their dishes. The offerings manage to educate and excite diners at different price points so that discovering a new wine or revisiting a familiar varietal is accessible to virtually every guest."
The Diners' Choice Awards for the Top 100 Wine Lists are generated from more than 5 million reviews collected from verified OpenTable diners between October 1, 2011 and September 30, 2012. All restaurants with a minimum number of qualifying reviews were included for consideration. Restaurants were then scored and sorted according to the percentage of qualifying reviews for which "Notable Wine List" was selected as a special feature.
Based on this methodology, the following restaurants, listed in alphabetical order, comprise the Top 100 Wine Lists in the U.S. according to OpenTable diners. The complete list may also be viewed at http://www.opentable.com/wine.
2012 Diners' Choice Award Winners for the Top 100 Wine Listsin the U.S.
20 Brix - Milford, Ohio
360 Bistro - Nashville, Tennessee
The 3(rd) Corner Wine Shop & Bistro - Palm Desert, California
4 Olives Restaurant - Manhattan, Kansas
Acquerello - San Francisco, California
Addison at The Grand Del Mar - San Diego, California
Aida Bistro & Wine Bar - Columbia, Maryland
Andre's Bouchee Bistro and Wine Bar - Carmel, California
Angelina's Ristorante - Bonita Springs, Florida
Artisanal Restaurant - Banner Elk, North Carolina
Aureole - Las Vegas, Nevada
Barolo Grill - Denver, Colorado
Bin 36 - Chicago, Illinois
BIN 38 - San Francisco, California
Bistro Blanc - Glenelg, Maryland
Block 7 - Houston, Texas
Bonterra - Charlotte, North Carolina
Bouchon - Santa Barbara, California
Buckheads - Richmond, Virginia
Canlis - Seattle, Washington
Carpe Vino - Auburn, California
Casa D'Angelo - Fort Lauderdale, Florida
'Cesca Charleston - Charleston, South Carolina
Chez Francois - Vermilion, Ohio
Cinghiale-Enoteca - Baltimore, Maryland
Copia Restaurant and Wine Garden - St. Louis, Missouri
Cork Restaurant - Chandler, Arizona
The Curious Grape - Arlington, Virginia
daryl Restaurant - New Brunswick, New Jersey
DOC Wine Bar - Lombard, Illinois
Domaine Hudson - Wilmington, Delaware
Eno Vino Wine Bar and Bistro - Madison, Wisconsin
Enotria Restaurant - Sacramento, California
Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar - West Hartford, Connecticut
Flyte World Dining & Wine - Nashville, Tennessee
Frasca Food and Wine - Boulder, Colorado
Grand Cru Wine Bar & Bistro - Arlington, Virginia
Grapeseed - Bethesda, Maryland
Graziano's - Coral Gables, Florida
Hampton Street Vineyard - Columbia, South Carolina
The Hobbit - Orange, California
Indulge Bistro & Wine Bar - Highlands Ranch, Colorado
Iron Bridge Wine Company - Columbia, Maryland
Iron Bridge Wine Company - Warrenton, Virginia
The Joel Palmer House - Dayton, Oregon
La Famiglia Ristorante - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
La Sirena - West Palm Beach, Florida
Los Olivos Wine Merchant & Cafe - Los Olivos, California
Marche Bacchus - Las Vegas, Nevada
Max's Wine Dive - Austin, Texas
Max's Wine Dive - San Antonio, Texas
Mercy Wine Bar - Dallas, Texas
Metrovino - Portland, Oregon
Morrell Wine Bar & Café - New York, New York
Napa & Company - Stamford, Connecticut
Novita Wine Bar Trattoria - Garden City, New York
On The Square - Tarboro, North Carolina
Pairings Bistro - Bel Air, Maryland
The Pluckemin Inn - Bedminster, New Jersey
Porter's Steakhouse - Collinsville, Illinois
Press - Saint Helena, California
Proof Restaurant - Washington, D.C.
Purple Cafe and Wine Bar - Bellevue, Washington
Purple Cafe and Wine Bar - Kirkland, Washington
Purple Cafe and Wine Bar - Seattle, Washington
Purple Cafe and Wine Bar - Woodinville, Washington
Red Fish Restaurant - Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Red Newt Bistro - Hector, New York
The Refectory Restaurant & Bistro - Columbus, Ohio
Reserve - Grand Rapids, Michigan
Ristorante Panorama - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
RN74 - Seattle, Washington
Robust - Webster Groves, Missouri
The Royce at the Langham - Pasadena, California
SeaBlue Restaurant & Wine Bar - North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Sip Restaurant - Issaquah, Washington
Soif Wine Bar Restaurant - Santa Cruz, California
Sonoma Grille - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Sonoma Wine Bar & Bistro - Virginia Beach, Virginia
Stone Balloon Winehouse - Newark, Delaware
Stonehome Wine Bar & Restaurant - Brooklyn, New York
Tannin Wine Bar and Kitchen - Kansas City, Missouri
The Tasting Room @ City Centre - Houston, Texas
The Tasting Room Wine & Tapas - Saint Augustine, Florida
Tastings Wine Bar and Bistro - Foxboro, Massachusetts
Troquet - Boston, Massachusetts
Two 40 South Restaurant & Wine Bar - Brea, California
Undici - Rumson, New Jersey
UPSTAIRS 2 - Los Angeles, California
Venice Ristorante & Wine Bar - Denver, Colorado
Veritas - New York, New York
Vertical Wine Bistro - Pasadena, California
Vines Grille and Wine Bar - Orlando, Florida
Vino Rosina - Baltimore, Maryland
Vinology - Ann Arbor, Michigan
Whitehouse-Crawford - Walla Walla, Washington
Wine 30 - New York, New York
The Wine Kitchen on the Creek - Frederick, Maryland
Wine Market Bistro - Baltimore, Maryland
The Winery Restaurant & Wine Bar - Tustin, California
Diners can also read more about the Diners' Choice Awards for the Top 100 Wine Lists in the U.S. by visiting OpenTable Chief Dining Officer Caroline Potter's "Dining Check" blog.
About OpenTable Reviews
Originally launched in November 2008, the OpenTable Reviews program helps diners find restaurants that best fit their dining occasions. Diners who recently honored an OpenTable reservation are invited via email to submit restaurant feedback using an online form. Visitors to OpenTable can access reviews for thousands of OpenTable restaurant partners across the United States, Canada and the UK. The OpenTable Reviews program has generated more than 15 million reviews by verified diners, establishing OpenTable as one of the largest and most trusted sources for restaurant reviews.
About OpenTable, Inc.
OpenTable is a leading provider of free, real-time online restaurant reservations for diners and reservation and guest management solutions for restaurants. The OpenTable network delivers the convenience of online restaurant reservations to diners and the operational benefits of a computerized reservation book to restaurants. OpenTable has more than 25,000 restaurant customers, and, since its inception in 1998, has seated more than 350 million diners around the world. The Company is headquartered in San Francisco, California, and the OpenTable service is available throughout the United States, as well as in Canada, Germany, Japan, Mexico, and the UK. OpenTable also owns and operates toptable, a leading restaurant reservation site in the UK.
OpenTable, OpenTable.com, OpenTable logos, toptable and other
service names are the trademarks of OpenTable, Inc. and/or its affiliates
Leading Technology Companies Announce Creation of Cyber Security Research Alliance
Industry leaders AMD, Honeywell, Intel, Lockheed Martin, and RSA/EMC form research consortium to focus on "grand challenges" for cyber security and next generation technologies
WASHINGTON, Oct. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, leading technology companies announced the creation of the Cyber Security Research Alliance (CSRA). The CSRA is a private, non-profit research consortium formed in response to the growing need for increased public-private collaboration to address complex problems in cyber security. The founding members of the CSRA are Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), Honeywell, Intel Corporation, Lockheed Martin, and RSA/EMC.
President Obama has prioritized cyber threats as one of the most serious economic and national security challenges we face as a nation and a dependency to America's economic prosperity in the 21st century.
CSRA seeks to achieve coordinated industry participation to address national cyber security research and development (R&D) imperatives and bridge the gap between government funded R&D and commercially available products and solutions in cyber security. CSRA will focus on challenges that are bigger than any one company, consortium, sector or nation and ensure that government, industry and academia collaborate on in-depth problem understanding and definition.
"The CSRA is organized to leverage expertise, from member companies and partners in government and academia," said Lee Holcomb, president of the CSRA and vice president of Strategic Initiatives, Lockheed Martin Information Systems & Global Solutions. "Together we hope to create viable, game- changing cyber security solutions."
The CSRA is discussing with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) the arrangement for a joint cyber security research symposium in early 2013 to connect researchers and early adopters from across the private, academic, and government sectors.
"Putting into practice the exciting cyber security innovations that emerge from research requires active partnerships between government and industry and also among private sector stakeholders," said Chuck Romine, Director of NIST's Information Technology Laboratory. "The emergence of CSRA can strengthen both kinds of partnerships and we look forward to working with this new organization to promote a trustworthy cyberspace for our nation and its citizens."
Initially, CSRA will focus on building the organization and developing viable collaboration models. Activities and focus areas for the organization will include:
-- Prioritizing the "grand challenges" in cybersecurity through the
collaboration of all stakeholders
-- Tracking cybersecurity R&D activities
-- Developing viable approaches to technology transfer
To learn more about CSRA, please visit our website at http://www.cybersecurityresearch.org
Powered by KnowledgeView's Publish live technology
KnowledgeView is proud to release Apple Newsstand support for a list of leading
newspapers including the well-known Palestinian daily Al Quds of Jerusalem and many
prominent publications for Saudi Research & Publishing (SRPC) such as Asharq Al-Awsat,
Al-Riyadiah, Arab News and Al-Eqtissadiah.
Al Quds and SRPC have thus joined globally leading digital publications on the Apple's
Newsstand. Subscribers will enjoy being automatically updated with the latest issues on
their virtual shelves. Push notifications are included to alert on new content.
Furthermore, a lot of features embedded in digital issues, which normally take time to
load, will be loaded in the background and help ease the waiting factor. Publishers can
choose the frequency of subscription (from weekly to annual) or purchase individual
issues. These features are expected to immediately increase subscriptions and purchases,
and allow publishers to have better information on readers' usage of their digital
"We are glad to make Al Quds available on Apple Newsstand, part of our drive to
substantially improve digital services to our clients globally. We have been working with
KnowledgeView on our digital editorial for years and we are glad to extend this to
advanced publishing services on the Apple, Android and other mobile platforms," - Ziad Abu
Zalaf, Publisher Al Quds.
"Supporting Newsstand required our Publish live technology to manage tens of thousands
of automatic downloads every day for our clients without fail, not a small undertaking, of
which we are proud, and is part of our commitment to provide the most advanced publishing
services to our valued clients," - Ali Al Assam, CEO, KnowledgeView
KnowledgeView Ltd is a UK-based company with headquarters in London and MENA regional
office in Beirut. The company was founded in 1995 to develop cross-media publishing, news
management and editorial sharing systems.
KnowledgeView is specialized in developing iPad, iPhone, Android phone and Android
tablet Apps as well as Web-mobile apps for specific industries, including newspapers, news
websites, specialized magazines, news agencies, organizations, and real estate project
Publish live suite of products and services enables publishers to extend their reach
and increase revenues, through easy multi-publishing to paper, Web, mobile iPhone and iPad
as well as the Android platform and social networks.
KnowledgeView's RAPID Browser, the heart of "Publish live Newsroom", is a powerful
news management and editorial sharing system for automating acquisition and
classification. It has set the standard for the next generation of news management
systems, with its ability to gather content from a wide variety of sources such as news
agencies, correspondents' reports, RSS and Web-harvested feeds, and the power it puts in
the hands of users to define their own ways of filtering and acting on items that match
their interests. RAPID Browser integrates well with several third-party software,
including but not limited to Adobe products such as InDesign, InCopy and Bridge and
supports multi publishing on social media, websites, SMS and app platforms.
RAPID Archive, integrated with RAPID Browser, provides strategic rich-media archiving
for publishers who want to syndicate or share editorial content.
Major clients include Geopolitical Information Service (Lichtenstein), Saudi Research
& Marketing Group (KSA), Qatar News Agency (Qatar), Dewan Architects & Engineers (UAE),
the Australian Associated Press, Dow Jones Newswire, as well as over 50 media companies in
the Middle East, providing consultancy as well as technology.
Newtek Launches "The Newtek Advantage" Cloud-Based Operating Platform For Small Business
NEW YORK, Oct. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Newtek Business Services, Inc., NASDAQ: NEWT, The Small Business Authority®, announced today that it will formally launch its revolutionary, state-of-the-art "Newtek Advantage" cloud-based operating platform for use by small- and medium-sized businesses (SMB). The launch will take place on November 14, 2012 at the NASDAQ MarketSite at 12 pm EST. The event is by invitation only; clients and media are welcome to register by emailing email@example.com.
The Newtek Advantage is a mobile real-time SMB management platform, not just a mobile application or "app." It puts all critical transactions of a small-to-medium- sized business, as well as economic, eCommerce and web site traffic data on the business's smartphone, tablet, laptop or PC. Newtek's unique market position, of being a large web hosting company, payment processor, gateway provider, web designer and web services company, enables it to aggregate and drive vital real-time business intelligence information to a business owners' smart phone or tablet. The Newtek Advantage provides the actionable intelligence that businesses and technicians will require and utilize in the future of mobile eCommerce and will give them the advantage to succeed in this new environment. This revolutionary platform will allow owners and operators of small- and medium-sized businesses to manage their businesses from their mobile device anywhere, anytime and without an IT department.
Tobin Smith, founder of NBT Equities Research, an expert in cloud computing equities and editor-in-chief of CloudInvestor.com, will be speaking at the press conference to discuss the importance of cloud computing and the mobile Newtek Advantage platform. This will be the first in a series of business applications that Newtek will be introducing to the market. One can view the features of the mobile application by clicking on this link.
Smith commented, "The mobile data revolution means nothing to a small-business manager unless they can get what they need whenever and wherever they are. What is revolutionary about the new Newtek Advantage is that it is a mobile SMB management platform, not just an app. The Newtek Advantage puts the key management and decision-making data on a smartphone, tablet or laptop in real time. Best of all, this platform function is free to Newtek clients.
The Newtek Advantage is SMART:
-- S: Sales Increased - less time dealing with administrative matters means
more time selling and servicing customers.
-- M: More Control, Less Surprises - key business stats and metrics are
available in real time; small businesses can make more informed
decisions faster and never be out of touch with the most important
-- A: Accelerated Profits - real-time information means better and more
-- R: Real-time information means key business management data is only
seconds away, whenever and wherever the business operator is.
-- T: Technology Enhancements - leads to decreased cost and expense of an
IT department - everything is in the Cloud.
President and CEO, Barry Sloane said, "We believe that mobile applications hosted in the Cloud will continue to proliferate and become the standard for independent business owners. Newtek - "The Small Business Authority"(®) is excited to launch its first in a series of cloud-based platforms and applications for independent small businesses across the United States. All of the applications will perform on the Newtek Advantage platform. We have spent years developing this platform internally and have recently filed a patent application with the US Patent office on this revolutionary state-of-the-art business system."
Newtek Business Services processes electronic payments in excess of $4 billion annually. Newtek has over 100,000 domain names registered and currently hosts over 58,000 business sites in its secure, military-strength proof, level-4 data center. Newtek will be launching future applications generated from The Newtek Advantage platform within the next two quarters featuring "Payroll in the Cloud" and "Insurance in the Cloud".
About Newtek Business Services, Inc.
Newtek Business Services, The Small Business Authority(®), provides the following products and services:
-- Electronic Payment Processing: eCommerce, electronic solutions to accept
non-cash payments, including credit and debit cards, check conversion,
remote deposit capture, ACH processing, and electronic gift and loyalty
-- Managed Technology Solutions (Cloud Computing): Full-service web host,
which offers eCommerce solutions, shared and dedicated web hosting and
related services including domain registration and online shopping cart
-- eCommerce: A suite of services that enable small businesses to get up
and running on-line quickly and cost effectively, with integrated web
design, payment processing and shopping cart services.
-- Business Lending: Broad array of lending products including SBA 7(a) and
SBA 504 loans through our lending subsidiary, Newtek Small Business
-- Insurance Services: Commercial and personal lines of insurance,
including health and employee benefits in all 50 states, working with
over 40 insurance carriers through our insurance subsidiary, Newtek
Insurance Agency, LLC.
-- Web Services: Customized web design and development services.
-- Data Backup, Storage and Retrieval: Fast, secure, off-site data backup,
storage and retrieval designed to meet the specific regulatory and
compliance needs of any business.
-- Accounts Receivable Financing: Receivable purchasing and financing
-- Payroll: Complete payroll management and processing services.
Newtek Business Services, Inc.,The Small Business Authority, is a direct distributor of a wide range of business services and financial products to the small- and medium-sized business market under the Newtek(®) brand. Since 1999, Newtek has helped small- and medium-sized business owners realize their potential by providing them with the essential tools needed to manage and grow their businesses and to compete effectively in today's marketplace. Newtek provides its services to over 100,000 business accounts and has positioned the Newtek(®) brand as a one-stop-shop provider of such business services. According to the U.S. Small Business Administration, there are over 27.5 million small businesses in the United States, which in total represent 99.7% of all employer firms.
Note Regarding Forward Looking Statements
Statements in this press release including statements regarding Newtek's beliefs, expectations, intentions or strategies for the future, may be "forward-looking statements" under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. All forward-looking statements involve a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from the plans, intentions and expectations reflected in or suggested by the forward-looking statements. Such risks and uncertainties include, among others, intensified competition, operating problems and their impact on revenues and profit margins, anticipated future business strategies and financial performance, anticipated future number of customers, business prospects, legislative developments and similar matters. Risk factors, cautionary statements and other conditions, which could cause Newtek's actual results to differ from management's current expectations, are contained in Newtek's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission and available through http://www.sec.gov.
Go Everywhere, Do Anything with LifeProof nuud Case for iPad
- New accessories now available -
SAN DIEGO, Oct. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- LifeProof, the award-winning maker of all-protective, everyday cases for smartphones and tablets, today announced the availability of the LifeProof nuud case for iPad for $129.99 along with new accessories: Shoulder and Hand Straps for $34.99 and the LifeJacket for iPad for $59.99. Unleashing new freedom for mobile computing, the LifeProof nuud case for iPad is water proof, dirt proof, snow proof and shock proof, and features a totally naked screen that provides a perfect tactile response and visual clarity. The LifeProof iPad case protects both iPad 2 and iPad Gen 3 devices.
Further enhancing the iPad experience, LifeProof accessories let users get the most out of their iPads. Accessories include:
LifeProof Shoulder and Hand Straps ($34.99): The LifeProof Shoulder Strap allows users to carry their iPad without the need for a bag, while keeping hands free for other tasks and keeps the iPad close at hand between uses. The durable, lightweight strap is adjustable and can be used to carry the iPad vertically or horizontally for maximum comfort and convenience.
The LifeProof Hand Strap for iPad gives users a way to easily hold the iPad in one hand while on the job and gives kids a more secure way to hang on while playing a game or surfing the web. The high quality neoprene band is incredibly comfortable, while rubberized dots add security by eliminating accidental slips or drops. Fully adjustable, the hand strap fits any size hand.
LifeProof LifeJacket for iPad ($59.99): The LifeProof LifeJacket allows the iPad in its LifeProof case to float in water and increases the shock protection for extra defense against drops. Users are free to take their iPad into the pool, fishing by the lake, sailing offshore or anywhere they may encounter water.
Cover + Stand for LifeProof nuud Case ($29.99): Available since August, the Cover + Stand protects the iPad when not in use or when on the road. It also doubles as a stand for watching movies or angling the iPad for the optimal typing angle. It is available separately or in a package with the LifeProof case for $149.99.
The LifeProof nuud case for iPad is currently offered at all Best Buy and Best Buy Mobile stores nationwide. It is also available online at LifeProof.com as well as BestBuy.com for $129.99. A case and cover combo is available for $149.99.
The LifeProof company mantra is Freedom; LifeProof designs, manufactures and markets an entirely new category of products designed to give people more freedom from environmental constraints. The San Diego based company offers elegant and protective cases for smartphones and tablets that enable full functionality and interactivity under any condition encountered in daily life. The registered brand name 'LifeProof' is inspired by the protection and fully functional convenient operation of the device in water, mud, dirt, or snow. LifeProof has received numerous awards, including the Parent Tested Parent Approved Award and About.com's Readers' Choice Award 2012. For more information, visit http://www.lifeproof.com.
Provides New Toolset for Publishers to Access the Best in Premium Video from 70+ Curated Worldwide News Sources
NEW YORK, Oct. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- NewsLook, the video news service, today launches the NewsLook Publisher Suite, a new service that enables publishers to easily create and package video content from NewsLook's collection of more than 70,000 videos from over 70 premium sources, including Associated Press, Reuters and Agence France-Presse.
NewsLook Publisher Suite gives editors a robust and intuitive toolset for showcasing the best in premium video content on their sites - from news, lifestyle, sports and politics to fashion, art and entertainment. It empowers publishers to create RSS feeds, craft manual playlists or power them with RSS or MRSS feeds, embed individual videos, and upload their own video content. Publishers can also customize feeds and outputs by duration, date and number of videos, and preview the results in real-time with the option to exclude individual videos as needed.
The filtered and packaged video content is sourced from NewsLook's rapidly growing, curated collection of more than 70,000 videos from over 70 premium content producers including Associated Press, Reuters, Agence France-Presse, Bloomberg, GlobalPost, Bonnier and National Geographic. The custom feeds can be built using NewsLook's content library with its list of hundreds of subjects (US Politics, Green, Celebrity), people or entities (Barack Obama, Myanmar, Goldman Sachs) and breaking news stories tags (2012 US Presidential Election, iPhone 5 Release).
"In redesigning the Publisher Suite, our goal was to create a simple and intuitive process that allowed editors to find just the right video to complement their text stories," said Fred Silverman, a former CBS producer who is the CEO and Founder of NewsLook. "This new toolkit also offers any content publisher an easy, turnkey way to keep its site-goers engaged via an ongoing stream of fresh, high-quality video content from the world's most respected sources."
NewsLook is the leading supplier of video content and technology to the information industry. It combines the largest curated and professionally-produced content library - over 70,000 videos from more than 70 premium sources such as Associated Press, Reuters, Agence France-Presse, Bloomberg and National Geographic - with proprietary feed technology and a detailed classification system. In addition, NewsLook provides a variety of turnkey solutions that enable publishers and data companies to seamlessly incorporate video into their text-based products. NewsLook also supports video news apps for Roku, Sony and Google TV as well as an iPad app.
Saatchi Online Launches Original Holiday Collection For Art Lovers - 65 Exclusive New Works From $100
Don't miss out on this chance to discover & buy unique art from tomorrow's rising stars! Available through December 31, 2012!
LOS ANGELES, Oct. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Saatchi Online is offering a unique holiday collection titled 12XTwelve, which features 65 new works of art from its worldwide community of emerging artists. Rebecca Wilson, Director of the Saatchi Gallery London and Head of Artist Relations, Saatchi Online, has invited a select group of artists to create one-of-a-kind art exclusively for the 12XTwelve project.
Among the works for sale are original paintings, etchings, and drawings, as well as prints and photographs which are available in limited editions of just 12. Each work is the same size - 12 x 12 inches - and is priced from $100.
12XTwelve offers a broad range of affordable gift ideas for the holidays, intended to thrill seasoned and aspiring art collectors alike. Whether buying for someone else or adding to a collection of your own, don't miss this opportunity to discover and buy original artwork, starting at just $100.
About Saatchi Online
Saatchi Online is a global platform for emerging artists founded by Charles Saatchi who, over the past 25 years, has been discovering new artists and helping some of them to become household names. Saatchi Online's mission is to help emerging artists find an international audience for their work, and to provide art lovers with a high-quality online gallery where they can discover new art.
Entrust's Software Authentication Platform Transforms Smartphones into Multipurpose Digital Identities for Secure Physical, Logical and Cloud Access
Entrust IdentityGuard delivers mobile smart credentials, capitalizes on BYOD momentum by leveraging Bluetooth and NFC technology on Apple iOS, Google Android and RIM BlackBerry devices
DALLAS, Oct. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- To enable organizations to secure and leverage mobile devices in the wake of bring-your-own-device (BYOD) trends, Entrust extends its comprehensive identity-based security platform with Entrust IdentityGuard Mobile Smart Credentials. Available for the Apple iOS, Google Android and RIM BlackBerry mobile platforms, Entrust IdentityGuard Mobile Smart Credentials transform mobile devices into multipurpose digital identities for authenticated access to logical networks, cloud applications, physical facilities and building entrances.
"Entrust launched its mobile platform more than three years ago and we continue to innovate with practical capabilities that secure and leverage mobile devices across the enterprise," said Entrust President and CEO Bill Conner. "This technology helps organizations transform mobile devices into strong, multipurpose authenticators for physical, logical and cloud access while driving down the total cost of ownership as part of bring-your-own-device initiatives."
The Entrust Mobile Smart Credential is core to Entrust's broad mobile security portfolio that both secures and leverages the mobile enterprise. This layered, two-pronged approach helps secure mobile identities through the use of device certificates, mobile device management (MDM) integration, as well as transparent monitoring and authentication.
Complimenting those capabilities, Entrust's mobile innovation also helps organizations leverage mobile devices for strong, easy-to-use authentication, which includes two-factor authentication, out-of-band transaction confirmation, mobile smart credentials and future authenticator technology (e.g., biometrics, GPS).
Secure, Easy to Use and Always on Hand
Entrust IdentityGuard enables organizations to leverage everyday smartphones to easily authenticate identities for physical, logical and cloud-based resources, as well as digitally signing data. By taking advantage of near-field communication (NFC) and Bluetooth standards, Entrust embeds digital certificates on smartphones to create trusted identity credentials for stronger, more convenient enterprise authentication.
"Mobile smart credentials offer the value of smartcard authentication while simplifying security for end-users and streamlining the provision process," said Conner. "Easy-to-use mobile credentials help improve security with embedded technology such a location-based tracking, Bluetooth, NFC, and biometrics capture and provide an out-of-band channel that's critical to defeat malware-based attacks within the enterprises."
The mobile platform not only simplifies authentication for end-users, but also helps organizations reduce costs by eliminating the need for dedicated authentication hardware such as tokens, smartcards and smartcard readers.
Entrust IdentityGuard Mobile Smart Credentials augment security and user convenience by leveraging Bluetooth to automatically detect and connect to workstations -- simply by prompting users to enter a PIN. And once a user leaves the proximity of their machine, Entrust IdentityGuard Mobile Smart Credentials can automatically lock the user session, ensuring logical access to the desktop is secured at all times.
Growing Trust in Mobile Devices
As leading technology organizations -- Google and Apple, for example -- focus on consumer-driven use for mobile devices (e.g., mobile wallets and payments vehicles), Entrust parallels this mobile innovation with a focus on empowering enterprises with solutions that leverage the mobile platform to address the need for stronger, more simple identity-based security. The ubiquity of mobile devices, as well as the growth of BYOD initiatives, allows enterprises to concurrently strengthen security, increase user adoption and greatly reduce costs.
"Entrust is helping transform smartphones -- devices end-users are already comfortable with, trust and always have on hand -- into enterprise-grade authenticators," said Conner. "The familiarity that users gain on the consumer side is directly benefiting the trust and understanding needed for wide-spread enterprise use. The parallel mobile movements are working together to help usher in great new standards in security, communication and transactions."
Enterprise-Wide -- A Comprehensive Identity-Based Security Platform
While harnessing the power of existing end-user devices as authenticators for physical, logical and cloud application access provides clear value, Entrust's comprehensive authentication platform also integrates with existing IT systems and business processes for unmatched deployment versatility.
With the flexibility to be co-deployed alongside outgoing legacy systems, Entrust's comprehensive software authentication platform bridges emerging technologies for strong mobility, cloud and smart credentialing offerings.
Entrust's flagship authentication solution, Entrust IdentityGuard, continues to lead the industry as one of the most robust software authentication platforms, delivering an unmatched breadth of capabilities and flexibility to meet the most demanding security environments.
The solution enables organizations to layer security -- according to access requirements or the risk of a given transaction -- across diverse users and applications. Entrust's diverse set of authentication capabilities include smartcards and USB tokens, soft tokens, grid cards and eGrids, IP-geolocation, questions and answers, mobile smart credentials, out-of-band one-time passcode (delivered via voice, SMS or email), out-of-band transaction verification and a range of one-time-passcode tokens.
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A trusted provider of identity-based security solutions, Entrust secures governments, enterprises and financial institutions in more than 5,000 organizations spanning 85 countries. Entrust's award-winning software authentication platforms manage today's most secure identity credentials, addressing customer pain points for cloud and mobile security, physical and logical access, citizen eID initiatives, certificate management and SSL. For more information about Entrust products and services, call 888-690-2424, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://www.entrust.com.
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Top Mobile Operators and Leading 4G Industry Players to Take Center Stage at 4G World
The latest operator deals, device innovation, and new mobile technology and services will be the hot topics addressed by top operator executives from AT&T, Clearwire, Sprint, Telstra, T-Mobile, Verizon, along with presentations from Alcatel-Lucent, Cisco, Ericsson, the FCC, Google, Huawei, Intel, Juniper, Nokia-Siemens, Qualcomm, Samsung, and many others
SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- At next week's 4G World 2012 Conference and Expo, the only event covering the entire ecosystem of next-generation 4G mobile broadband technologies, top mobile industry thought leaders will come together to discuss the current status and future prospects of 4G technologies and applications. The annual 4G World Conference is being held from October 29 to November 1, 2012, at McCormick Place in Chicago. For more information or to register please visit http://www.4gworld.com/chicago/.
4G World promises to be the best place this Fall for the mobile industry to understand and debate the wide-reaching implications that the proposed T-Mobile USA and MetroPCS merger, and Softbank investment in Sprint, will have on the 4G industry in the United States.
Among the prominent keynote speakers will be:
-- Chris Pearson, President of 4G Americas;
-- Wim Sweldens, President, Alcatel-Lucent, Wireless Division;
-- Kris Rinne, Senior Vice President, Network Technologies, AT&T Labs;
-- Kelly Ahuja, Senior Vice President and GM Service Provider Mobility
-- Erik Prusch, President and CEO, Clearwire;
-- Dr. Vish Nandlall, CTO and Head of Marketing and Strategy, Ericsson
-- Ajit Pai, Commissioner of the Federal Communications Commission;
-- Dr. Mohamed Madkour, CTO, Wireless Product Solutions, Huawei;
-- Steve Price, General Manager, Communications and Storage Infrastructure
-- Brad Brooks, Vice President, Business Strategy and Marketing, Juniper
-- Ken Wirth, Head of Americas Region, Nokia Siemens Networks;
-- William Davidson, Senior V.P. of Global Marketing and Investor
-- IP Hong, Vice President, Telecom, and Head of Global Marketing, Samsung
-- Fared Adib, Senior Vice President of Product Development & Operations,
-- Mike Wright, Executive Director, Networks & Access Technologies,
-- Neville Ray, CTO, T-Mobile USA; and,
-- Praveen Atreya, Director of Network Technology and Head, Verizon LTE
Assessing the breadth and caliber of the line-up, Berge Ayvazian, 4G World Conference Chair observes: "We have an outstanding lineup of speakers from across the entire mobile ecosystem. They will focus on the most challenging issues and obstacles facing mobile broadband operators as they try to manage the cost of unbridled mobile traffic growth and capture new revenues to generate a return on their 4G infrastructure investments."
Some of the most important topics facing the mobile broadband industry today will be addressed at 4G World. This includes:
-- Disruptive Forces Re-Shaping Mobile Network Economies;
-- The 1GB Revolution;
-- Monetizing the Reality of Cloud Enabled Businesses;
-- Re-inventing Business Models: The MC2 Event;
-- Intelligence at the Edge and in the Cloud; and
-- The Future of LTE - the Next Three Years.
In addition, 4G World will feature the highly anticipated Summit Series. Comprised of three concurrent tracks - Small Cell Summit, Mobile Cloud Summit and the Spectrum Summit - the Summit Series takes place on the first day of 4G World - Monday, October 29, 2012.
The Conference will also bring together top enterprise IT executives and mobile operators during Enterprise Thursday to discuss how companies are optimizing the latest 4G technologies and applications for profit. Enterprise Thursday will take place on the last day of the annual 4G World Conference - November 1, 2012.
Other highlights of 4G World 2012 include the Best of 4G Awards Ceremony on Monday, October 29 in the keynote room.
4G World is the only conference this fall where enterprises and operators will meet to discuss the state of the art of the mobile enterprise marketplace. For more information or to register, please visit http://www.4gworld.com/chicago/
About 4G World
4G World is the first and only conference and expo covering the entire ecosystem of next-generation 4G technologies that enable the mobile Internet revolution, including mobile network infrastructure, advanced devices, applications and content. Owned and operated by UBM TechWeb, this show provides insight into the state of the industry today and explores forward-looking advancements that will affect operators within the mobile ecosystem in the years ahead. As a ubiquitous network takes hold in the mature markets of North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific, operators are anticipating massive growth in broadband data usage and planning their network migration strategies and business models for monetizing mobile Internet services. 4G World offers attendees an opportunity to research state-of-the-practice business models and advanced mobile technologies, and learn from other operators about what works and what doesn't, as they migrate their networks to 4G. For more information, visit http://www.4GWorld.com.
About UBM TechWeb
UBM TechWeb the global leader in technology media and professional information, enables people and organizations to harness the transformative power of technology. Through its three core businesses - media solutions, marketing services and paid content - UBM TechWeb produces the most respected and consumed brands and media applications in the technology market. More than 14.5 million business and technology professionals (CIOs and IT managers, Web & Digital professionals, Software Developers, Government decision makers, and Telecom providers) actively engage in UBM TechWeb's communities and information resources monthly. UBM TechWeb brands include: global face-to-face events such as Interop, Cloud Connect, Black Hat and Enterprise Connect; award-winning online resources such as InformationWeek, Light Reading, and Network Computing; and market-leading magazines InformationWeek, Wall Street & Technology, and Advanced Trading. UBM TechWeb is a part of UBM plc, one of the world's largest media businesses as a global provider of news distribution and specialist information services with a market capitalization of more than $2.5 billion.
M-Edge Launches Cases for Apple's iPad Mini and iPad 4
Mini but mighty protection and style now available at medgestore.com
ODENTON, Md., Oct. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- M-Edge, designers of stylish accessories for tablets, e-readers, and smartphones, today released their cases for Apple's iPad Mini and iPad 4. M-Edge's cases are available for sale at medgestore.com and retailers nationwide including Best Buy.
Incline 360° - $44.99: Available in red and purple, this versatile microfiber leather case offers 360° rotation, 4 stand angles, and is perfect for home or office. M-Edge is also offering stylish interior patterned Incline Cases exclusively at Best Buy.
Profile Case - $39.99: This brand new, ultra-thin case features a strong fiberglass core and microsuction technology that keeps the case securely closed and provides infinite stand angles.
Hampton 360° - $39.99: Coming soon in pinstripe black, this case's sleek microfiber leather design includes 360° rotation and 3 interior stand angles.
Latitude 360° - $34.99: This sporty, full-coverage case is constructed of durable ballistic nylon, double zip-around closure, 360° rotation and 2 stand angles.
Trip 360° - $34.99: This popular twill case features 360° rotation and 3 stand angles with an elastic strap to keep the cover securely closed.
SuperShell - $34.99: Made from closed-cell foam, this case bounces when dropped and offers extreme protection for a reasonable price.
M-Edge will also offer the exclusive Design Your Own and Style Library applications for the iPad Mini. This feature allows users to design their own cases by uploading photos, patterns, text and monograms to M-Edge's website to create one-of-a-kind cases. Customers can also browse M-Edge's Style Library and choose from a wide variety of artist designs, vintage book cover artwork, and iconic covers from The New Yorker.
M-Edge CEO Patrick Mish says, "We continue to diversify our line of accessories for each successive device. Each product addresses customers' needs and improves on what we've done before, especially features like 360° rotation, drop protection, and extremely thin style. What's more - these accessories are available in stores and online faster than ever before."
M-Edge's iPad 3 cases are compatible with the iPad 4. To see the full line of cases for the iPad 4, click here. To see a full list of currently available and upcoming M-Edge products for the iPad Mini, click here. Visit the M-Edge website to sign up for e-mail notification of updated launch information, or follow M-Edge on Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest for the latest news, giveaways, promotions, and insider scoop from the M-Edge team.
About M-Edge Accessories, LLC
M-Edge was founded in 2006 as a solution to the growing demand for fashionable and protective accessories for e-readers. Since its inception, M-Edge's product offerings have grown to include several lines of accessories for the most popular tablet, e-reader and smartphone devices on the market, including iPad, iPhone, Kindle, and Nook. M-Edge and its growing team of tech nerds, fashionistas, history buffs, and comic book fans is committed to excellence: creating on-trend, innovative, and high-quality products faster than any other competitor, and providing an exceptional customer experience from start to finish.
M-Edge ranked #91 on Inc. Magazine's Fastest Growing Private Companies list of 2012. Their products are currently available at Best Buy, Staples, Target, Walmart, Office Depot, BJ's, and Nordstrom stores. M-Edge has been featured in InStyle, O, The Oprah Magazine, Good Housekeeping, People, The New York Times, USA Today, TechCrunch, Wired, and CNET.
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BT One Cloud For Microsoft Lync: A New BT Unified Communications Platform Provided "As A Service"
Scalable and reliable cloud-based solution compatible with existing infrastructure
IRVING, Texas, Oct. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- BT today announced the availability of BT One Cloud for Microsoft Lync, a cloud service based on Microsoft Lync 2010, providing instant messaging, presence, audio, video and web conferencing, and Enterprise Voice. Offered on a monthly 'pay-per-user' basis, BT's new service provides high performance unified communications without significant capital investment.
A recent survey from BT found that 62 per cent of global executives want integrated instant messaging and email and that 68 per cent want cloud-based file services to be able to collaborate more easily internally and externally.
To give executives the tools they need, the new BT cloud offering is designed to provide the full functionality of a premises-based Microsoft Lync deployment, but packaged as a commercially-attractive cloud-based service. BT has partnered with industry leading audio, video, and gateway device vendors supporting a holistic and end-to-end solution approach. The fact that BT has both on-premises and cloud variants of Microsoft Lync in portfolio, means that customers have a choice and that BT can accommodate a variety of hybrid service models where required. For clients with existing multi-vendor investments in telephony, video, and other unified communications infrastructure, BT offers Hybrid Architecture Services consulting engagements to develop the appropriate roadmap for Microsoft Lync migrations and deployments. Customers can also elect to attach BT's enterprise grade voice and reap maximum Microsoft Lync functionality or start more simply and hold Enterprise Voice within their roadmap.
BT has already completed its first sale of BT One Cloud to a global energy company where BT will design, install, and integrate the service for 10,000 Microsoft Lync seats globally. That service will incorporate instant messaging and presence in addition to audio, video, and web conferencing. The service will also deliver full Enterprise Voice functionality to the entire user population, initially in the US and then globally, providing a full PBX replacement service for the customer.
After graduating from Microsoft's Lync Voice Partner Incubation program, BT completed all certifications to become a Premier Lync Support Partner (PLSP). This enables BT to offer a full suite of support and Service Level Agreements for Microsoft Lync to customers. And in conjunction, BT can further deliver its BT One Voice global network along with industry-leading audio, video, and gateway devices in order to provide the convenience and benefits of a holistic end-to-end service and deliver additional value and unmatched expertise to its customers through BT One Advise.
Giovanni Mezgec, General Manager of Lync at Microsoft said: "BT's credentials and expertise have made them one of the leading Lync partners. We are particularly excited to have BT's pedigree as a global telecommunications and Enterprise Voice provider behind the delivery of its cloud-based Lync service."
Neil Sutton, Vice President, Global Portfolio at BT Global Services said: "BT is among the very first on the global market to provide Lync as a cloud offering. Earlier this year, we started a pilot program with Microsoft in the US for Lync cloud which gained a lot of customer interest. We are now offering BT One Cloud firstly to customers in the US, and then rolling out globally. Based on our track record of global service provision, we are uniquely positioned to meet key requirements in delivering the full Enterprise Voice features of Microsoft Lync from the cloud. We are also using Lync in-house as a productivity tool for our own employees, and BT is part of the first wave of Windows 8 with 3000 seats already deployed."
BT is one of the world's leading providers of communications services and solutions, serving customers in more than 170 countries. Its principal activities include the provision of networked IT services globally; local, national and international telecommunications services to its customers for use at home, at work and on the move; broadband and internet products and services and converged fixed/mobile products and services. BT consists principally of four lines of business: BT Global Services, BT Retail, BT Wholesale and Openreach.
In the year ended 31 March 2012, BT Group's revenue was £18,897m with profit before taxation of £2,445m.
British Telecommunications plc (BT) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of BT Group plc and encompasses virtually all businesses and assets of the BT Group. BT Group plc is listed on stock exchanges in London and New York.
Nomad Brush Introduces the Nomad Flex Paintbrush Stylus for Today's Digital Art Creations
Available at Best Buy this Holiday Season, Nomad Brush is the Perfect Gift for Anyone Looking to Capture the Next Generation in Digital Art
PORTLAND, Ore., Oct. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Nomad Brush, the industry leader and developer of the original paintbrush stylus for touchscreen tablets, today premieres the latest in its award-winning Nomad Compose digital brush line: The Nomad Flex. Building on their proven success and critically-acclaimed product, the Nomad Brush Compose, a 2011 Macworld EDDY winner and the only paintbrush stylus on the market to garner rave reviews from outlets including Vanity Fair, The Washington Post and The New York Times, the Nomad Flex is a must-have tech gadget for the touchscreen age.
The Nomad Flex is available at Best Buy stores nationwide for the first time and in perfect time for the holiday season. The Nomad Flex is the ideal accessory for touch-enabled computing and tablet devices, including new Windows 8 devices, iPad, iPhone 5 and Microsoft's brand-new Surface tablet.
Nomad Flex features a new, all-synthetic brush tip, which is flexible, soft, and provides superior feedback. The body of the Nomad Flex is made of precision-milled aluminum and comes in five unique colors: charcoal, silver, cobalt blue, red and pink. In addition to Best Buy stores, Nomad Flex is available today for $29.00 at http://www.nomadbrush.com and comes in a convenient, protective carrying case.
Fully compatible with the original Nomad Compose brush tips, Nomad Flex gives artists and doodlers flexibility and mess-free finesse when choosing their digital art tools. True to the entire Nomad Brush collection, Nomad Flex empowers artists to create whenever and wherever inspiration takes them.
"We are thrilled to be partnering with Best Buy and to have the opportunity to share our newest paintbrush stylus with more consumers at a time when Microsoft is launching Windows 8 touchscreen-enabled devices like the Surface tablet, when iPad and iPhone users are at an all-time high and tablet devices are gaining in popularity," states Don Lee, Founder of Nomad Brush. "The Nomad Flex will make a great holiday purchase for the artist, doodler, or anyone who enjoys technology gadgets and wants the perfect accessory for their touchscreen device."
Nomad Flex works on all capacitive touchscreen devices including Microsoft's Surface, iPad, iPhone, Android, and all-in-one PCs and with any digital art app. Nomad Brush recommends these apps: Microsoft Fresh Paint, ArtSet, Zen Brush, Brushes, Art Rage, ProCreate and Adobe Ideas.
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About Nomad Brush
Founded in 2011 and based in Portland, Ore., Nomad Brush invented the first paintbrush stylus for digital screens. The company is dedicated to inspiring and facilitating artists to create in their daily lives, wherever they are, with brushes for both large and small touch-screen devices, such as the iPad and iPhone. Nomad Brush is active in the art community by hosting, sponsoring and facilitating digital painting and design competitions and workshops. More information on Nomad Brush is online at http://www.NomadBrush.com, on Twitter @nomadbrush or on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/nomadbrush.
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Marketo Unveils the "Marketing Nation" To Empower, Educate and Connect Marketers
Marketing Nation Links People, Ideas and Technology with Leading Marketing Platform
SAN MATEO, Calif., Oct. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Marketo today introduced the Marketing Nation, the intersection where people, ideas and technology converge, empowering marketers to overcome the challenges that can impede success with marketing automation to shrink the time to value. The Marketing Nation taps into the rich knowledge and institutional experience of more than 2,000 customers and a community of 21,000 engaged users.
In her recent blog, Lori Wizdo, principal analyst, Forrester Research points out the problem. "Marketing automation can transform a company's marketing operations. These solutions deliver scalability, root out excess cost, improve marketing execution, and provide the basis for continuous incremental process improvement. Still many marketing exes hold back on investing in marketing automation. They fear the concurrent assimilation of new tactics, processes, and automation will unduly stress their marketing organization. But, the transformation is necessary, and the stress unavoidable. Marketing execs need to proactively address the 'people part' of their lead-to-revenue transformation."(1)
That's the exact challenge the Marketing Nation will address. The Marketing Nation is physically connected and able to share marketing best practices and programs on a single marketing platform. By joining others in the Marketing Nation, the power of the network connects members to a complete ecosystem of complementary offerings, partnerships and services designed to accelerate the practice of marketing across the globe with a powerful shared vision.
The Marketing Nation enables new levels of performance by uniting thousands of successful customers with an extensible marketing platform. Marketo is the only vendor that offers a platform that combines the system of record, workflow, time-series analytics and network sharing capabilities with unlimited integration opportunities. "We're excited to invite members into this Marketing Nation," said Phil Fernandez, chief executive officer of Marketo. "The Marketing Nation will give members access to an entire suite of best practices, partners, communities and services that allow them to execute at the speed and level of the best marketers in the world."
The Marketing Nation celebrates shared values, aspirational goals, vision and passion that cross all borders. By joining the Marketing Nation, members can harness the power of the many along with a core platform that has never before been available to marketers. This creates a network effect that strengthens with each additional member.
Members of the Marketing Nation gain the benefits of:
-- The power of the network by joining a marketing community comprised of
21,000 engaged users with rich experience and institutional knowledge to
speed marketing processes.
-- Confidence and immediate time-to-value by implementing proven best
practices through the Marketo Program Exchange that includes a
comprehensive collection of the most useful, pre-built, verified
programs shared amongst users globally to instantly execute best of
breed marketing campaigns.
-- Extensibility and support with the most complete ecosystem of marketing
applications, services, and agency partners; a hub with unique access to
next generation marketing solutions.
-- The added security of services, support, and training delivered by
consultants with over 45,000 hours of customer experience. One-on-one
support to refine and tailor Marketo programs to ensure maximum impact
for all campaigns and move from tactical to strategic execution.
-- Knowledge and best practice content from influential marketing leaders
to encourage new thinking and ways of implementing visionary marketing
practices to drive growth and improve results.
To take your marketing "From Good to Great," register for Marketo's upcoming Virtual Event Wednesday, November 14, 2012 from 8am - 2pm PST, powered by the Marketing Nation.
About Marketo: Marketing Software - Easy, Powerful, Complete.
Marketo uniquely provides easy-to-use, powerful and complete marketing software that propels fast-growing small companies and global enterprises alike. Marketo's marketing automation and sales effectiveness software - including the world's first integrated solution for social marketing automation - streamlines marketing processes, delivers more campaigns, generates more win-ready leads, and dramatically improves sales performance. With proven technology, comprehensive services and expert guidance, Marketo helps thousands of companies around the world turn marketing from a cost center into a revenue driver.
Known for providing breakthrough innovation and fueling explosive growth, Marketo was recently named to The Wall Street Journal's 3(rd) annual "Next Big Thing List," one of "America's Most Promising Companies" by Forbes, and the #1 Marketing Software Vendor on the INC 500. In 2011 Marketo ranked as the #1 fastest-growing private company by the Silicon Valley Business Journal, and in both 2011 and 2012 the company received the CRM Market Leaders Awards Winner for Marketing Solutions by CRM Magazine. Salesforce.com customers also honored the company with two AppExchange Best of '11 Awards, for Best Marketing Automation Solution and Best Chatter Exchange.
Marketo and the Marketo logo are trademarks of Marketo, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
(1) Dealing with the "People Part" of your Lead-To-Revenue Management Transformation, Forrester Research, Inc. blogs, October 21, 2012.
NICE to Present Latest Trends in Real-Time Customer Interaction Management for Optimal Business Outcome at an Executive Power Lunch Series
Featured presentation by Brian Vellmure, Principal and Founder of Initium LLC / Innovantage, will provide guidance on shaping interactions with the connected customer in the era of social media
RA'ANANA, Israel, October 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
NICE Systems (NASDAQ: NICE) today announced that it will offer insights into
maximizing the value of customer interactions for optimal impact on business goals at its
Executive Power Lunch series. Taking place across three U.S. cities, these events offer
best-practice discussions on how to Own the Decisive Moment(TM) as well as opportunities
for peer-to-peer networking and conversations with industry thought leaders.
The featured presentation, to be delivered by Brian Vellmure, Principal and Founder of
Initium LLC / Innovantage, will examine the characteristics of the connected customer in a
session titled Generation C and How you Can Tap into its Connected Power. Vellmure is a
business leader and consultant who advises senior management teams on how to accelerate
growth by creating high performance alignment between organizational strategy, customer
experience, and emerging technology.
"Consumers are engaging with businesses via a growing number of interaction channels
and various touch points. They have greater knowledge, influence, and expectations than
ever before, and demand 'now' service," says Vellmure. "In order to deliver on customer
expectations and also meet their own business goals, organizations must recognize that
each and every interaction - whether on the phone, at the branch, or via the web, presents
an opportunity to listen and respond in a way that maximizes value exchange."
Presenting alongside Vellmure, several NICE experts will discuss the cycle of
impacting every customer interaction. Wendy Kinney, VP Workforce Optimization Solutions,
will lead a session on how to PREPARE for the Decisive Moment(TM); Mike Levitz, Practice
Leads, Insight Solutions, will discuss how to SHAPE interactions as they happen; and,
Roger Hughes, VP Customer Experience Solutions, will share insight on how to IMPROVE on
future customer interactions by leveraging the voice of the customer.
NICE Executive Power Lunches will be held at the following locations:
- Orlando, FL
Date: October 30, 2012
Location: Ritz-Carlton Grande Lakes
- Austin, TX
Date: November 7, 2012
Location: The Four Seasons Hotel
- Salt Lake City, UT
Date: November 8, 2012
Location: The Grand America Hotel
NICE (NASDAQ: NICE) is the worldwide leader of software solutions that deliver
strategic insights by capturing and analyzing mass quantities of structured and
unstructured data in real time from multiple sources, including phone calls, mobile apps,
emails, chat, social media, and video. NICE's solutions enable organizations to take the
Next-Best-Action to improve customer experience and business results, ensure compliance,
fight financial crime, and safeguard people and assets. NICE solutions are used by over
25,000 organizations in more than 150 countries, including over 80 of the Fortune 100
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Systems. All other marks are trademarks of their respective owners. For a full list of
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based on the current expectations of the management of NICE-Systems Ltd. (the Company)
only, and are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause the actual
results or performance of the Company to differ materially from those described herein,
including but not limited to the impact of the global economic environment on the
Company's customer base (particularly financial services firms) and the resulting
uncertainties; changes in technology and market requirements; decline in demand for the
Company's products; inability to timely develop and introduce new technologies, products
and applications; difficulties or delays in absorbing and integrating acquired operations,
products, technologies and personnel; loss of market share; pressure on pricing resulting
from competition; and inability to maintain certain marketing and distribution
arrangements. For a more detailed description of the risk factors and uncertainties
affecting the company, refer to the Company's reports filed from time to time with the
Securities and Exchange Commission, including the Company's Annual Report on Form 20-F.
The forward-looking statements contained in this press release are made as of the date of
this press release, and the Company undertakes no obligation to update or revise them,
except as required by law.
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The Huawei Ascend Y Makes it Easy to Stay Connected at an Attractive Price
PLANO, Texas, Oct. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --U.S. Cellular (NYSE: USM) and Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, recently launched the Huawei Ascend Y, a smart phone that makes it easier than ever to stay connected with friends and family. The Ascend Y, which is ideal for customers who need a multi-functional, easy to use device, comes equipped with standard Android(TM) features including the intuitive Android 2.3 operating system, Google Maps, Navigation, Gmail, YouTube and SWYPE input.
The Huawei Ascend Y comes with a 3.5-inch screen, at 480 x 320 pixels, which provides a clear and vibrant display. The Ascend Y also has a 3.2 megapixel camera/camcorder to capture all of life's moments and share them with those who matter most. In addition, the Huawei Ascend Y comes equipped with DTS Envelo(TM) technology for virtual surround sound to enhance audio experience.
"The Huawei Ascend Y is perfect for the social and always connected consumer," said Michael Chuang, Executive Vice President of Sales with Huawei Device USA. "The feature rich device provides more than 4.8 hours of talk time and 12.7 days of standby time which is perfect for multitasking. The Huawei Ascend Y builds on the success of the Ascend range of smartphones and delivers on Huawei's commitment to make technology accessible for more people globally."
The Huawei Ascend Y is currently available to U.S. Cellular customers. The phone retails for $29.99 with a 2 year agreement.
About Huawei Device
Huawei Device believes that everyone can be the center of information and that the world would be a better place if access and information barriers were knocked down. Its strong suite of mobile phones, mobile broadband devices and home devices is testimony to Huawei Device's focus on customers and its commitment to providing user-friendly mobile internet experiences through ongoing innovation. Based on more than two decades of success in the information and communications industry, and with our own channel expertise, operational capabilities and global partner resources, Huawei Device is transforming from a company that sells millions of devices in single transactions to large businesses, to a "Business-to-People" (B2P) brand that also sells individual devices directly to millions of people. As at the end of 2011, Huawei Device serves more than 500 operators all over the world. For more information, visit Huawei Device online: http://www.huaweidevice.com.
About U.S. Cellular
U.S. Cellular rewards its customers with unmatched benefits and industry-leading innovations designed to elevate the customer experience. The Chicago-based carrier has a strong line-up of cutting-edge devices that are all backed by its high-speed nationwide network that has the highest call quality of any national carrier. Currently, 31 percent of customers have access to 4G LTE speeds and 58 percent will have access by the end of 2012. U.S. Cellular was named a J.D. Power and Associates Customer Service Champion in 2012 for the second year in a row. To learn more about U.S. Cellular, visit one of its retail stores or uscellular.com. To get the latest news, promos and videos, connect with U.S. Cellular on Facebook.com/uscellular, Twitter.com/uscellular and YouTube.com/uscellularcorp.
Media Relations Contact:
Jannie Luong, Huawei
Laura Lualhati, U.S. Cellular
Vonage Shakes Up the Calling Card Industry with the Launch of New Digital Calling Card
Provides a No-Surprises Alternative to Traditional Prepaid Calling Cards
HOLMDEL, N.J., Oct. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Nearly 20 percent(1) of international calls are made using prepaid calling cards, but according to an FCC Enforcement Advisory(2), these cards often come with undisclosed fees, unreliable service and higher-than-advertised rates. Vonage today launched a new product that will answer the FCC's call for a better calling card option - the Vonage Digital Calling Card.
The Vonage Digital Calling Card is a pay-as-you-go calling card alternative available online through an easy-to-use self-service website. Its rates are, on average, 75 percent lower than those offered by home and wireless carriers(3) on international calls, without the hidden fees often associated with calling cards. The Vonage Digital Calling Card can be used to call locations worldwide including popular destinations such as India, Mexico, Vietnam, South Korea and the U.K. Vonage Digital Calling Card customers will receive bonus calling credits with every purchase over $5.00. For example, customers will earn $10.00 in calling credits for each $25.00 purchase they make. Customers do not need to be a Vonage home service subscriber to use the service.
"Calling card customers have filed thousands of complaints about the unsavory practices and hidden fees associated with many prepaid phone cards," said Mike Tempora, Senior Vice President of Product Management at Vonage. "The Vonage Digital Calling Card provides customers with a convenient alternative that allows them to make calls over the reliable Vonage network at great low rates with no surprises."
Users of the Vonage Digital Calling Card get the benefit of reliable service over the Vonage network without connection fees, account maintenance fees, minimum monthly charges or the hassle of going to a store to purchase a prepaid calling card.
The Vonage Digital Calling Card continues the company's tradition of providing international calling solutions that meet a wide range of customer needs. It follows a series of barrier-breaking solutions launched by the company including the Vonage World Mexico Sin Limites plan, which offers flat-rate unlimited(4) calling to all phones in Mexico, including mobiles; Vonage Extensions(TM), which allows customers to extend their home calling plan to their mobile phones; and Vonage Mobile®, a free app for iPhone® and Android(TM) that lets users talk and text worldwide for free with anyone else who uses the app.
For more information about the Vonage Digital Calling Card and the company's full suite of domestic and international calling solutions, please visit http://www.vonage.com.
(3)Based on per-minute rates to the top 50 countries called. Comparison reflects Vonage calling card rates based on a $25 purchase and $10 bonus credit versus published rates of leading home phone and mobile carriers and assumes an equal split between calls made to landlines and mobiles.
(4)Unlimited calling is subject to Vonage's Reasonable Use policy. See http://www.vonage.com for details.
After six months of inactivity, a non-usage fee applies. See Terms of Service for details.
Vonage (NYSE: VG) is a leading provider of communications services connecting individuals through cloud-connected devices worldwide. Our technology serves approximately 2.4 million subscribers. We provide feature-rich, affordable communication solutions that offer flexibility, portability and ease-of-use for both landline and mobile phones. Our Vonage World plan offers unlimited calling to more than 60 countries with popular features like call waiting, call forwarding and visual voicemail --for one low monthly rate. Our Vonage Mobile app is a free downloadable app for iPhone® and Android(TM) that lets users talk and text worldwide for free with anyone else who uses the app. Vonage's service is sold on the web and through regional and national retailers including Wal-Mart, Best Buy, Kmart and Sears, and is available to customers in the U.S. (http://www.vonage.com), Canada (http://www.vonage.ca) and the United Kingdom (http://www.vonage.co.uk).
Vonage Holdings Corp. is headquartered in Holmdel, New Jersey. Vonage® is a registered trademark of Vonage Marketing LLC, owned by Vonage America Inc.
Cellairis Introduces The Tweet Punisher, The First-Ever Analog Machine Enabling Consumers To Live-Test Product Via Social Media
The Leading Wireless Accessory Company Demonstrates the Strength of the Shell Shock: G-Class(TM) Screen Protector, Allowing Customers to Try Before They Buy
ALPHARETTA, Ga., Oct. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Cellairis, the world's largest franchised wireless accessory company, introduces Tweet Punisher, the world's first analog machine enabling consumers to live-test a product via social media. The Tweet Punisher device itself is crafted from a 1940's typewriter with keys intricately wired to type out the characters of any tweet posted with the designated hashtag, "#tweetpunisher", while users observe via a live video feed on the Cellairis Facebook page.
A uniquecombination of old equipment and new media, the Tweet Punisher holds an iPhone in its type guide where the metal keys strike, making every tweet a live demonstration of the unparalleled strength of the Cellairis Shell Shock: G-Class(TM) screen protector. A screen struck without the screen protector shatters almost instantly, while a phone outfitted with the Cellairis Shell Shock: G-Class(TM) screen protector can withstand significantly more pressure.
"We wanted to introduce a new and innovative concept that would both demonstrate our top-of-the-line product, while also engaging our active social media fan base," said Joe Ciardullo, Chief Marketing Officer of Cellairis. "We believe the Tweet Punisher takes our efforts further by allowing our customers to test our screen protectors in a fun and unique way before deciding to make a purchase."
Helping to launch the Tweet Punisher online was Justin Bieber, who sent the first #tweetpunisher tweet to over 29 million followers on Twitter.
Founded in 1999, Starhome is a leading provider of international roaming solutions.
The company's innovative roaming management tools enable wireless operators to generate
high-margin revenues from Starhome's multi-network reach; offer seamless out-of-network
subscriber services; collaborate with other wireless operators; gain intelligence about
their customers; and maximize network efficiency.
Starhome's products are used by more than 200 mobile operators worldwide, including by
20 of the 30 largest operators in the world. More than 50% of global roaming traffic
occurs through Starhome's technology. The company has 220 employees, including 180
employees in Israel.
Yuval Cohen, founding and managing partner of Fortissimo, said: "we are attracted to
Starhome primarily due to its technological and market leadership. Our long term strategy
includes investing in the further expansion of the product portfolio and increasing the
customer base. Market dynamics, such as requirements arising from upgrading existing
networks to 4G and LTE will further enhance the company's growth."
About Fortissimo Capital:
Fortissimo Capital [http://www.ffcapital.com ] is a group of private equity funds managing
half a billion dollars and specializing in investments in public and private
Israeli-related technology and industrial companies. Fortissimo Capital focuses on growth
companies and on companies in special situations. Fortissimo's successful exits include
the sale of AOD to Primus Capital, Nur Microprinters to HP for $ 123 million in cash, the
sale of Cadent Align for $ 190 million and the public offering of Soda Stream on Nasdaq
and the sale of its holdings at a company value of $ 800 million. Fortissimo Capital's
investors include leading financial institutions in Israel and abroad, including insurance
companies, banks and pension funds. Fortissimo's partners include: Yuval Cohen (founding
and managing partner), Eli Blatt, Shmoulik Barashi, Marc Lesnick, Yochai Hacohen and Yoav
Hineman. For more information visit: http://www.ffcapital.com [http://www.ffcapital.com ]
Eisenberg - Eliash Investor relations & Public relations:
Yelp Acquires Qype; Provides Preliminary Third Quarter 2012 Financial Results
Addition of Qype Accelerates International Expansion, Adding Content and Traffic
Company Reports Strong Preliminary Third Quarter 2012 Financial Results
SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Yelp Inc. (NYSE: YELP), the company that connects consumers with great local businesses, today announced it has acquired Qype, Europe's largest local reviews site. Qype was acquired to accelerate Yelp's international expansion, bringing more than two million reviews and 15 million unique visitors per month across 13 countries.
"I am excited to welcome Qype's employees and users to Yelp. We have built a solid foundation in Europe and this acquisition should significantly increase our international presence. With its strong local content in key markets like Germany and the United Kingdom, we believe that Qype will help Yelp become the de facto choice for local search in those markets," said Jeremy Stoppelman, Yelp co-founder and chief executive officer. "Qype's established European sales force will also bring more local business owners into the Yelp ecosystem, which in turn will bolster our mission to connect people with great local businesses all over the world."
"We're excited to join forces with Yelp, the premier brand in local search," said Ian Brotherston, Qype's chief executive officer. "Like Yelp, Qype is committed to providing rich, authentic content within local search. This acquisition enables our users to contribute to a much bigger platform, delivering greater value to local businesses."
Strong Preliminary Third Quarter Financial Results
Yelp also provided preliminary financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2012. Revenue and Adjusted EBITDA for the third quarter 2012 exceeded Yelp's previous guidance provided on August 1, 2012. Revenue for the third quarter 2012 is expected to be approximately $36.4 million, net loss for the quarter 2012 is expected to be approximately $2.0 million, and Adjusted EBITDA is expected to be approximately $2.2 million. Yelp plans to issue a press release with additional financial results for the third quarter on Thursday, November 1, 2012, and at that time will provide fourth quarter 2012 guidance and updated full year guidance.
Under the terms of the acquisition agreement, Yelp acquired all of Qype's shares, for approximately EUR18.6 million and 970,000 shares of Yelp's Class A common stock, for a total purchase price of approximately $50 million USD. Qype is headquartered in Germany, with operations also in the United Kingdom. The acquisition will be recorded in Yelp's fourth quarter and 2012 year-end financial statements.
Conference Call Information
Yelp will host a teleconference at 9 a.m. PT/12 p.m. ET today, October 24, 2012. To access the call, please dial (800) 706-7748 or, outside the U.S., (617) 614-3473 with passcode 11414485 at least five minutes prior to the start time. An audio webcast and replay of the call will also be available at http://www.yelp-ir.com. An audio replay of today's conference call will be available from October 24, 2012 to November 7, 2012 by dialing (888) 286-8010 or, outside the U.S., (617) 801-6888 with the replay passcode 49350488.
Yelp Inc. (NYSE: YELP) (http://www.yelp.com) connects people with great local businesses. Yelp was founded in San Francisco in July 2004. Since then, Yelp communities have taken root in major metros across the US, Canada, UK, Ireland, France, Germany, Austria, The Netherlands, Spain, Italy, Switzerland, Belgium, Australia, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Singapore and Poland. Yelp had a monthly average of approximately 78 million unique visitors in Q2 2012*. By the end of the same quarter, Yelpers had written more than 30 million rich, local reviews, making Yelp the leading local guide for real word-of-mouth on everything from boutiques and mechanics to restaurants and dentists. Yelp's mobile applications were used on 7.2 million unique mobile devices on a monthly average basis during Q2 2012.
* Source: Google Analytics
Non-GAAP Financial Measures
This press release includes information relating to Adjusted EBITDA, which the Securities and Exchange Commission has defined as a "non-GAAP financial measure". Adjusted EBITDA has been included in this press release because it is a key measure used by the company's management and board of directors to understand and evaluate core operating performance and trends, to prepare and approve its annual budget and to develop short- and long-term operational plans. The presentation of this financial information, which is not prepared under any comprehensive set of accounting rules or principles, is not intended to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for the financial information prepared and presented in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles.
Adjusted EBITDA has limitations as an analytical tool, and you should not consider it in isolation or as a substitute for analysis of Yelp's results as reported under GAAP. Some of these limitations are:
-- although depreciation and amortization are non-cash charges, the assets
being depreciated and amortized may have to be replaced in the future,
and Adjusted EBITDA does not reflect cash capital expenditure
requirements for such replacements or for new capital expenditure
-- Adjusted EBITDA does not reflect changes in, or cash requirements for,
Yelp's working capital needs;
-- Adjusted EBITDA does not consider the potentially dilutive impact of
-- Adjusted EBITDA does not reflect tax payments that may represent a
reduction in cash available to us; and
-- other companies, including those in Yelp's industry, may calculate
Adjusted EBITDA differently, which reduces its usefulness as a
Because of these limitations, you should consider Adjusted EBITDA alongside other financial performance measures, including various cash flow metrics, net income (loss) and Yelp's other GAAP results. For a preliminary reconciliation of historical non-GAAP financial measures to the nearest comparable GAAP measures, see "Reconciliation of Net Loss to Adjusted EBITDA" included in this press release.
This press release contains forward-looking statements relating to, among other things, the impact that the acquisition of Qype may have on Yelp's business and financial results, including revenue, expenses, Adjusted EBITDA and net loss, and the future performance of Yelp and its consolidated subsidiaries that are based on Yelp's current expectations, forecasts and assumptions and involve risks and uncertainties. These statements include, but are not limited to, statements regarding preliminary financial results for the third quarter, the future growth in Company revenue and continued investing by Yelp in its future growth. Yelp's actual results could differ materially from those predicted or implied and reported results should not be considered as an indication of future performance. Factors that could cause or contribute to such differences include, but are not limited to: Yelp's short operating history in an evolving industry; Yelp's ability to generate sufficient revenue to achieve or maintain profitability, particularly in light of its significant ongoing sales and marketing expenses; Yelp's reliance on traffic to its website from search engines like Google, Bing and Yahoo!; Yelp's ability to generate and maintain sufficient high quality content from its users; maintaining a strong brand and managing negative publicity that may arise; Yelp's ability to successfully manage acquisitions of new businesses, solutions or technologies, including Qype; maintaining and expanding Yelp's base of advertisers; changes in political, business and economic conditions, including any European or general economic downturn or crisis and any conditions that affect ecommerce growth; fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates; Yelp's ability to deal with the increasingly competitive local search environment; Yelp's need and ability to manage other regulatory, tax and litigation risks as its services are offered in more jurisdictions and applicable laws become more restrictive; the competitive and regulatory environment while Yelp continues to expand geographically and introduce new products and as new laws and regulations related to Internet companies come into effect; and Yelp's ability to timely upgrade and develop its systems, infrastructure and customer service capabilities. The forward-looking statements in this release do not include the potential impact of any acquisitions or divestitures that may be announced and/or completed after the date hereof.
More information about factors that could affect Yelp's operating results is included under the captions "Risk Factors" and "Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations" in Yelp's most recent Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q at http://www.yelp-ir.com or the SEC's website at http://www.sec.gov. Undue reliance should not be placed on the forward-looking statements in this release, which are based on information available to Yelp on the date hereof. Yelp assumes no obligation to update such statements. The results we report in our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the three months ended September 30, 2012 could differ from the preliminary results we have announced in this press release.
Reconciliation of Net Loss to EBITDA
Three Months Ended
Net loss........................................................................ $(2,010) $(3,751)
Provision for income taxes.......................................... 45 36
Other income (expense), net....................................... 14 326
Depreciation and amortization..................................... 1,780 1,047
EBITDA........................................................................ (171) (2,342)
Stock-based compensation........................................ 2,334 1,460
Adjusted EBITDA......................................................... $2,163 $(882)
Thrifty Car Rental Launches Mobile App for Windows Phone
TULSA, Okla., Oct. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Thrifty Car Rental, a subsidiary of Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group, Inc. (NYSE:DTG), today introduced its new mobile app for Microsoft's Windows Phone. The app allows customers to book a rental car on the move with a short, three-step reservation process.
"The new state-of-the-art Thrifty app for Windows Phone, in addition to our Thrifty apps on other major mobile platforms, meets the changing technology needs of our on-the-go customers," said Scott Thompson, Chairman, President and CEO, Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group, Inc. "With this app, Windows Phone users can conveniently book, modify or cancel a reservation for any of our Thrifty locations worldwide."
The Thrifty Car Rental app has many unique, easy-to-use features including the ability to notify users about specials and promotions as well as nearby Thrifty locations. Built by Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group, migration.mobi and Microsoft, the app is customized for Windows Phone's simple, panoramic user interface so that renters can make speedy reservations at any time or place. The app saves existing reservations and customer profiles securely so that renters can modify reservations, view details about all available rental cars and reserve additional features like car seats or a GPS.
The Thrifty Car Rental app is available for free download from the Windows Phone Store.
About Thrifty Car Rental
Thrifty Car Rental is a subsidiary of Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group, Inc. Together with its corporately-owned locations and those of its franchise owners, the Thrifty Car Rental brand serves value-conscious travelers in over 1,000 locations in 77 countries. For more information, visit: http://www.thrifty.com or http://www.dtag.com.
NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas, Oct. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A new, interactive tourist site, thenewbraunfelser.com, lets tourists plan their visits to New Braunfels' annual, world-famous Wurstfest Nov. 2-11 using any hand-held device.
Wurstfest boasts the finest in Alpine and Bavarian-style entertainment in Texas. The virtual biting-of-the sausage and the tapping-of-the-keg kick off at 5 p.m. Nov. 2.
"The newbraunfelser.com provides real-time information about everything going on in Gruene and New Braunfels year-round," says Ken Armke, publisher of the printed New Braunfelser, distributed throughout central Texas. "We've optimized the site for devices like droids, iPhones and iPads because that's what most of our visitors use while they're in town or headed this way. Of course, if you're old-school like me, you can still find us on your desktop by typing http://www.thenewbraunfelser.com."
He anticipates visitors to the historic town of Gruene - which attracts over one million visitors each year - will find the guide to the Central Texas attraction most-helpful.
Site visitors are treated to live webcams, photos, videos and information about all area attractions and non-profits, including restaurants, hotels, festivals, museums, theaters and even local services. Real-time weather, river levels, and a calendar of events also feature prominently on thenewbraunfelser.com.
"We would never overlook the thousands of teens and young adults who enjoy tubing on the Guadalupe and Comal rivers," Armke says. "Or those who want to know weather conditions at the Schlitterbahn."
Because New Braunfels and Gruene also host thousands of 'winter Texans,' TheNewBraunfelser.com provides comprehensive information about away-from-home amenities long-term residents need.
"We've created an offering that provides a virtual tour of all the fun as well as all of the day-to-day information you need to enjoy life in our area," Armke says. "Germans think of everything!"
The website is the brainchild of Canyon Lake-based Joe Massucci and Stephanie Lieber Johnson of Safari Multimedia, a web-development company specializing in marketing and public relations. Clients include Fortune 100 companies as well as local landscapers and writers.
"We plan to use our expertise to add e-commerce and other functionalities to the site, such as the ability to sign up for special events like 5Ks or make online Paypal arrangements," Massucci says. "If our advertisers and readers can think it, we can do it."
The site is one of the first, for-profit tourist portals in the United States that focuses exclusively on a single town.
- Go everywhere with your new Apple devices with the latest protective cases from LifeProof -
SAN DIEGO, Oct. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Purchasing an iPad or iPhone 5 for the holidays this year? The Apple iPad and iPhone 5 are expected to top holiday wish lists this year. Protect your investment and give your family and friends the freedom to use their device in any environment with new cases from LifeProof, the award-winning maker of all-protective, everyday cases for smartphones and tablets.
The LifeProof Fr? case for iPhone 5 ($79.99) is the only protective, everyday case for the iPhone in a slim and sleek design that slips easily in and out of pockets - or holiday stockings. Water proof, dirt proof, snow proof and shock proof, users can take great pictures underwater, swim laps in the pool, bike through rugged terrain, drive cross-country on a motorcycle using GPS, all with the freedom to use their device anywhere.
With theLifeProof nüüd case for iPad ($129.99), users can enjoy the iPad during family vacations to the beach or slopes, in the pool, from the kitchen to the workshop, at school, work or play. Like all LifeProof cases, the LifeProof nüüd case is water proof, dirt proof, snow proof and shock proof yet provides access to all device functions. LifeProof nüüd is also the only all-protective case for iPad that puts nothing between the user and the device screen, delivering perfect visual clarity and an uncompromised touch experience, while giving users confidence to enjoy their iPad anywhere life takes them. The LifeProof nüüd protects both iPad 2 and iPad Gen 3 devices.
For those who want to take their iPod everywhere, the LifeProof Case for iPod Touch ($69.99) allows them to FaceTime with friends by the pool, listen to music or enjoy gaming on the ski slope. Users will enjoy taking HD videos underwater, in snow, in dirt - with full MIL-SPEC shock and impact protection even if dropped onto concrete. Parents can be confident their investment is well protected from any hazard encountered.
LifeProof's company mantra is Freedom; LifeProof designs, manufactures and markets an entirely new category of products designed to give people more freedom from environmental constraints. Based in San Diego, LifeProof offers elegant and protective cases for Smartphones and Tablet PCs that enable full functionality and interactivity under any condition encountered in daily life. The registered brand name 'LifeProof' is inspired by the protection and fully functional convenient operation of the device in water, mud, dirt, or snow. For more information, visit http://www.lifeproof.com.
Connected Living Announces National Roll Out with Brookdale Senior Living
Nation's largest senior living provider is launching new web-based social network to help bring together seniors, their families, and the community in a secure, private online environment
QUINCY, Mass., Oct. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Connected Living, a mission-based organization helping senior citizens live richer, more connected lives through the use of technology, today announced that Brookdale Senior Living is rolling out its award winning program designed specifically for the senior living industry across multiple communities in 29 states. The Connected Living program creates an environment for seniors to enjoy greater social interaction by enabling them to connect with loved ones and open access to community, educational and healthcare resources with technology.
"When you make technology accessible and provide person-centered support, seniors start to develop digital activities of daily living. More than technology, Connected Living is about engaging an entire community and empowering residents to lead a more purposeful life," said Sara Terry, vice president of Optimum Life, Brookdale Senior Living. "Residents who engage in Connected Living truly value the difference it makes in their lives as well as those of their family members."
Connected Living eliminates the digital divide for senior citizens through solutions that integrate hardware, software and content with training and support to get seniors, their families, and their communities connected to each other and to their health providers. The company goes onsite; establishes a wireless network; equips a computer lounge with personal computers; populates interactive displays with content such as community calendars, menus, local news and weather, and shared videos--then teaches everyone how to use these resources.
"More and more of our daily communication continues to move online, and it's not OK to leave an entire generation behind," said Sarah Hoit, CEO and co-founder of Connected Living. "We are on a mission to make sure seniors have the tools and knowledge they need to live their lives and thrive in today's world."
Associate Professor of Psychology T.J. McCallum, Ph.D., of Case Western Reserve University, recently finished a study looking at technology and socialization among seniors. The study focused on seniors participating in the Connected Living program at Brookdale Senior Living and found that fear of technology is significantly lowered by the presence of knowledgeable and trusted human contacts - a key component of the Connected Living program. Onsite ambassadors are specially trained to work with residents and staff. Their patience, creative ideas, engaging examples, and ongoing support encourage creative and productive online activity.
"Our research found that in just three months residents who participated in the Connected Living program reported higher computer engagement as well as greater social interaction and increased self-esteem when compared to residents not involved with the program over the same time period," said Professor McCallum, an expert in gerontechnology, the study of how older adults adapt to new technologies. "To find significant change in these areas among this population is a big deal and to see one in as little as three months is very exciting."
"Brookdale residents, families, and associates are excited about the launch of the Connected Living program - the transformation to a 'connected life' is powerful," according to Terry. Most launch events involve surprise video calls with residents' family members projected on a big screen so the whole community can take part in the conversation. New computer learning appointments are typically booked for weeks to follow. In these newly "connected" communities, the Internet cafés have become the hub of activity and engagement.
Mary McNamara, who is nearly 90, and a Brookdale Senior Living resident said, "I always knew computers were the new technology of the world, but I never thought they were for me. Now I'm online and able to keep up with my 16 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren."
Brookdale's partnership with Connected Living is fostered through the culture of well-being offered through Optimum Life®, which promotes the six dimensions of wellness: purposeful, emotional, physical, social, spiritual, and intellectual. It is a key part of Brookdale's overall culture of caring, and features a holistic approach to health, life, fulfillment and aging, offering everyone the opportunity to live their best life. The intent is to change the perception and experience of aging.
About Connected Living
Founded in 2007, Connected Living® is helping senior citizens live richer, more connected lives by combining simplified technology with high-touch personal support. Through the award-winning Connected Living Network, a Web-based social platform designed specifically for the senior living industry, the company brings together seniors, their families, and community administrators in a secure, private online community. Coupled with the company's unique approach to training and support, Connected Living integrates social networking, distance learning, community menus and calendars, and an extensive administrator dashboard to help get entire communities online and connected. Connected Living has been adopted by the most recognized thought-leaders in both the private senior living industry and the public housing authorities across the country. http://www.connectedliving.com
About Brookdale Senior Living
Brookdale Senior Living Inc. is a leading owner and operator of senior living communities throughout the United States. The Company is committed to providing an exceptional living experience through properties that are designed, purpose-built and operated to provide the highest-quality service, care and living accommodations for residents. Currently the Company operates independent living, assisted living, and dementia-care communities and continuing care retirement centers, with 646 communities in 35 states and the ability to serve over 67,000 residents.
Davies Murphy Group
Launchpad Digital Media Blasts Off With Half a Billion Podcast Downloads
LOS ANGELES, Oct. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Norman Pattiz announced today a partnership with Kit Gray to form Launchpad Digital Media (http://www.launchpaddigitalmedia.com) a new division of Pattiz's Courtside Entertainment Group. The Podcast platform includes some of the biggest names in digital entertainment including Adam Carolla, Bill Burr, CBS News, Afterbuzz TV with Maria Menounos, Jay Mohr, Dr. Drew, Chris Hardwick (The Nerdist), Mark Maron, Mark & Lynda, Brian & Jill, and Penn Jillette. Launchpad will also be home to the Sideshow Network, The Fake Mustache Network, Riotcast Network, Splitsider Network and the Toad Hop Network making Launchpad one of the industry's largest players.
"Podcasts represent one of the fastest growing segments of digital media. Kit Gray has a great track record of success in this important space and brings with him not only knowledge and energy, but the revenue and cash flow to prove it," said Pattiz. "He brings Courtside instant access not only for our existing programs but for the development of future programming that will live on the Launchpad platform."
"Forming a partnership with Norm Pattiz, the founder of Westwood One, with his incredible vision and history of working with the top talent is an unbelievable opportunity," added Gray. "This partnership, as a division of Courtside allows us to offer all of our existing clients more resources to expand their products and deliver more audience to develop the advertiser support that will benefit us all."
Patty Newmark, President and CEO of Newmark Advertising, one of the industry's most important agencies said "The digital space for audio is growing exponentially and has allowed us to extend additional opportunities to our clients. Having a highly respected leader of the radio industry like Norm Pattiz form a new venture with Kit Gray, an expert in the area of digital media, is very exciting. These two innovators working together will create important opportunities within the changing media landscape."
About Courtside Entertainment Group
Courtside Entertainment Group produces and finances multi- platform, quality programming, including: Bill O'Reilly's Talking Points, Loveline with Dr. Drew, Mike and Simone,One Minute Clinic with Dr. Drew Pinsky, The Dave Koz Show and a wide variety of music specials featuring exclusive interviews with the biggest names in every music genre. Courtside is the latest venture from Westwood One founder, Norman Pattiz.
Kit Gray, President & COO of Launchpad Digital Media
Kit Gray is a pioneer in digital, online and podcast sales. With over ten years of experience in traditional media sales, Kit understands advertiser's needs and the creative process necessary to deliver. Gray has represented programming that exceeds a half billion podcast downloads annually. He's worked with media agencies throughout the nation, served as a Division Manager for Clear Channel (Katz 360 Digital), was the Director of Advertising for Verizon's EV-DO networks Amp'd Mobile and was the recipient of the Seller of the Year award for Katz Media Group.
Mr. Gray has a BS in Environmental Studies and an MBA in Finance from Rollins College.
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Luck Stone's Technology Package Places XTERRA Athletes On The Map
XTERRA and Luck Stone Bring Live Competition Feed from Maui, Hawaii
RICHMOND, Va., Oct. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Luck Stone, a partner and three-year sponsor in the XTERRA race series, announced today that it will launch a three-part technology package to transform the athlete and spectator experience at the XTERRA World championship triathlon -- kicking off Sunday Oct. 28 in Hawaii; the technology package will advance the viewing experience through a social media map / hashtag #XTERRAMAUI, GPS athlete trackers, and live streaming video.
Since 1996, Hawaii has welcomed thousands of participants to join in the XTERRA World Championship triathlon -- the launch of the technology package enhances the World Championship and brings the XTERRA experience closer to its fans.
"In efforts to hold fast to their beliefs, Luck Stone has remained at the leading edge of innovation and this year's contribution to the XTERRA series is no exception," said Janet Clark, president of XTERRA. "Luck Stone's grit, determination and passion for creativity have been key drivers in the release of the technology package."
The technology package will add a new dimension to the race in Hawaii by enriching the viewing experience, providing real-time coverage of the competition to on- and off- site spectators and bringing athletes and spectators closer together.
Bob Grauer, president of Luck Stone, noted, "Our partnership with XTERRA has been mutually rewarding because of our entrepreneurial and competitive spirit and focus on the success of others." Grauer added, "We are proud to partner with XTERRA again and offer athletes and fans worldwide to experience the competition through the competitors' lens. XTERRA continually inspires us to think creatively, take risks, and strive for greatness."
Originally introduced at XTERRA East Championships in Richmond, Va. in June of 2012, then at the XTERRA National Championships in Ogden, Ut. in September of 2012, XTERRA and Luck Stone continue to evolve and advance the technology package.
Luck Stone is working to enrich the XTERRA experience by creating an interactive social media map. Spectators are encouraged to utilize the hashtag #XTERRAMAUI to link up on Twitter, share their experience and generate excitement through picture-sharing, geo-tagging and reporting.
A second feature is a GPS device worn by the elite athletes that tracks their location, distance, and speed. Like the camera footage, this information will also be available to view online at http://www.xterralive.com.
A third feature includes cameras operating at different vantage points throughout the course streaming live video feed onto the web, enabling viewers to watch the race and cheer on the athletes in real time. Live video feeds will be displayed on several large monitors at the World Championship at the Ritz Carlton in Maui.
According to Luck Stone associates, Trevor Blanning and John Blackmore, who introduced the three-part technology package to XTERRA, the package has had a worldwide reach and has been viewed by thousands and thousands in more than 35 countries. Friends and fans are now able to experience XTERRA competitions worldwide, and in real-time, through the lens of athletes and spectators alike.
About Luck Stone
Luck Stone is a customer-inspired business that offers more than 30 different products such as crushed stone, sand and gravel, topsoil and ball field mixes to the road-building, commercial and residential construction industries. A privately-held company founded in 1923 in Richmond, Va., Luck Stone is one of the largest crushed stone providers and has more than 17 construction aggregate plants in Va. and N.C. and three distribution yards in Va. To learn more about Luck Stone go to luckstone.com
TEAM Unlimited is a Hawaii-based television events and marketing company, founded in 1988. It owns and produces XTERRA and in 2011 will produce nearly 200 XTERRA off-road triathlon and trail running races in 15 countries worldwide. There are 40,000+ competitors from all 50 states and more than 40 countries competing in XTERRA. In addition, TEAM TV has produced more than 300 adventure television shows resulting in three Emmy's and 42 Telly Awards for production excellence. View samples at xterra.tv, and learn more at xterraplanet.com
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~ Stylish Phone with QWERTY Keyboard Helps Keep Users Close to Family and Friends
SAN DIEGO, Oct. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Cricket Communications today announced the availability of the Samsung Comment 2, a speedy messaging phone that succeeds the popular Samsung Comment and offers cool features at a great price. The Samsung Comment 2 features a stylish look with a full QWERTY keyboard for customers who do a lot of messaging, emailing or blogging.
The Samsung Comment 2 features a rapid 480MHz processor and a large 2.4" display. A user-friendly web browser helps users stay connected to their world. The built-in 2.0 Megapixel camera lets customers capture the action as it happens and share instantly via picture or video message. Store all your content on the optional removable memory microSD card. Play your favorite music with the build-in player and stream your content over stereo Bluetooth or via the 3.5mm stereo headset jack.
"With the Comment 2, family and friends are always as close as their phone," said Matt Stoiber, senior vice president devices for Cricket. "Messaging is especially easy with the QWERTY keyboard and messaging shortcut keys. The built in social networking integration makes it simple to check your Twitter(® )or update your Facebook(®) to keep up with your friends on social media."
The Comment 2 is preloaded with all the great Cricket Services users have come to expect including MyHomeScreen, Cricket Navigator, Cricket 411, MyBackup, Cricket Storefront, and more. The Comment 2 is the next in Cricket's series of phones to include the Commercial Mobile Alert System (CMAS), an alerting network designed to disseminate emergency alerts to mobile devices such as cell phones.
At a suggested retail price of $89.99, the Samsung Comment 2 is available at Cricket company-owned stores and dealers. The Comment 2 can be activated on one of two Cricket monthly service plans including the $35 per month Cricket Basic rate plan featuring unlimited talk and text and no monthly contract; or Cricket's Value rate plan for $45 a month with unlimited talk, text and mobile web with no monthly contract. Cricket's rate plans feature all-inclusive pricing with no service fees and no overage charges. For customers, that means a predictable monthly bill, regardless of increasing usage, offered at a price point that fits into a value conscious budget.
Cricket is the pioneer and leader in delivering innovative value-rich prepaid wireless services with no long-term contracts serving approximately 6 million customers. Cricket offers wireless voice and mobile data services over the latest, high-quality, all-digital 4G (LTE) and 3G CDMA wireless networks. In 2011, Cricket launched its award-winning Muve Music® product, the first music service designed for a wireless phone that now has more than 600,000 customers. Cricket's innovative products and services are available at Cricket branded retail stores, dealers, national retailers and at http://www.mycricket.com. For more information about Cricket, please visit http://www.mycricket.com.
CollabNet Partners With emotive To Offer Free, Enterprise-Grade Mobile App For TeamForge
CollabNet brings mobile app to enterprise IT customers through a strong partnership with emotive to better connect distributed development teams and support Agile and DevOps
BRISBANE, Calif., Oct. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- CollabNet® (http://www.collab.net), a global leader for Enterprise Cloud Development and Agile ALM, today announced the availability of emotive Connect for TeamForge (TeamForge2Go), a free mobile application that connects on-the-move developers to the TeamForge® platform through mobile devices and tablets. CollabNet partnered with Oakland, Calif.-based emotive, the industry leader for mobile development platforms for the enterprise, to deliver the downloadable app: (http://www.emotive.com/apps/collabnet).
"Today's developers are under increasing pressure to deliver software faster, and to be connected at all times to teams and projects in order to meet the quickening pace of enterprise IT," said Bill Portelli, co-founder and CEO of CollabNet. "The emotive mobile app brings the core essence of TeamForge to a developer community that makes up an increasingly mobilized workforce. Developers want and need access to the tools they use every day to view and respond to data faster and more easily, and the mobile device is increasingly the platform of choice."
Because most mobile development tools are limited in scope and breadth, CollabNet partnered with emotive to create a rich, end-to-end developer experience for the TeamForge ALM and cloud development platform. The new application supports CollabNet's strategy to bring the convenience and collaborative benefits of cloud development and mobile IT to the enterprise. Coupled with the CloudForge(TM) cloud development platform and the mobile application, TeamForge's access and deployment capabilities are extended through on-premise, public and private cloud, and mobile platforms.
emotive specializes in building and deploying efficient, secure, scalable collaborative mobile applications for mobile devices and tablets. The emotive Connect for TeamForge app is not just a replication of TeamForge functionality, but offers a true mobile app experience with practical levels of use for easy viewing and fast response. It includes voice-to-text input for conveniently adding comments to a work item, and lets developers monitor and edit critical project artifacts, including epics, stories, defects and tasks. Users also have the ability to see changes to artifacts in real-time, and to visualize data graphically or textually, update tracker information and post comments all from their mobile device.
"Increasingly, distributed development organizations require new forms of collaboration among teams, projects and people, and mobile devices are driving completely new methods for interaction," said John Hubinger, CEO for emotive. "The CollabNet mobile app is designed for the developer community and uses native device features to augment traditional processes, simplify data entry and enrich the user's experience. Application development teams are used to working in a distributed world - and now they are embracing the mobile world as well."
CollabNet is a leading provider of Enterprise Cloud Development and Agile ALM products and services for software-driven organizations. With more than 10,000 global customers, the company provides a suite of platforms and services to address three major trends disrupting the software industry: Agile, DevOps and hybrid cloud development. Its CloudForge(TM) development-Platform-as-a-Service (dPaaS) enables cloud development through a flexible platform that is team friendly, enterprise ready and integrated to support leading third party tools. The CollabNet TeamForge® ALM, ScrumWorks® Pro Agileproject management and Subversion Edge and Enterprise Git source code management platforms can be deployed separately or together, in the cloud or on-premise. CollabNet complements its technical offerings with industry leading consulting and training services for Agile and cloud development transformations. Many CollabNet customers improve productivity by as much as 70 percent, while reducing costs by 80 percent. For more information, please visit (http://www.collab.net).
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TI op amps set new performance and power benchmarks for pro audio and prosumer audio systems
Amplifiers deliver industry's best combination of noise, distortion, bandwidth and low power consumption
DALLAS, Oct. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NASDAQ: TXN) today introduced two bipolar-input audio operational amplifiers (op amps) that provide unmatched noise, distortion and bandwidth performance while dissipating a mere 1.5 mA. The power-efficient, dual-channel OPA1662 and quad-channel OPA1664 enable system designers to develop the next generation of professional and prosumer audio equipment capable of producing crisp, clean "true to the original recording" sound quality. These op amps are targeted at USB and FireWire audio systems, analog and digital mixers, portable recording systems, and other applications that require the highest noise performance combined with low power consumption. For information or to order samples, visit http://www.ti.com/opa166x-pr.
Key features and benefits of the OPA1662andOPA1664
-- Best noise/distortion performance: Low 3.3-nV/rt Hz noise density with
an ultra-low total harmonic distortion plus nose of 0.00006 percent at 1
kHz enables the design of much higher performance audio equipment than
previously thought possible.
-- Lowest power consumption: Low quiescent current of 1.5 mA per channel
allows designers to stay within system power budgets while offering
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-- Higher signal integrity: A wide gain bandwidth of 22 MHz and slew rate
of 17 V/us provide higher signal integrity and faster response to a
wider range of input signal frequencies.
-- Widest supply range: Operating range of +/-1.5 V to +/-18 V or +3 V to
+36 V provides excellent dynamic performance over a wide choice of
System designers can build an audio signal path by combining the OPA1662 or OPA1664 with the PCM1792A 24-bit, 192-kHz sampling, stereo audio digital-to-analog converter (DAC).
Tools and support
The OPAMPEVM universal op amp evaluation module (EVM) is available to accelerate the development of audio equipment using the OPA1662 and OPA1664 for a suggested retail price of US$5. The Active Filter Designer tool can help system designers implement an op amp filter design. TINA-TI SPICE models and reference designs are also available today for the OPA1662 and OPA1664 op amps.
Availability, packaging and pricing
The dual-channel OPA1662 is available today in SO-8 and MSOP-8 packages for a suggested retail price of US$0.95 in 1,000-unit quantities. The quad-channel OPA1664 is available in SO-14 and TSSOP-14 packages for a suggested retail price of US$1.45 in 1,000-unit quantities.
Learn more about TI's audio op ampsby visiting the links below:
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