Allied Wallet Partners with Cartes Bancaires to Revolutionize E-Commerce
LOS ANGELES, Oct. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Allied Wallet, a globally leading provider of online credit card processing, multi-currency merchant services, state-of-the-art payment processing, digital eWallet solutions, and a PCI Level 1 payment gateway, has partnered with the largest payment network in France, Cartes Bancaires.
Cartes Bancaires is an interbank payment network representing nearly 60 million cardholders, 130 banks, and 1.2 million merchants in France. The Cartes Bancaires, or CB, system is managed by an Economic Interest Group (EIG) which guarantees reliability, ergonomics, and safety.
For nearly twenty-five years, the French have used the CB card as their preferred method of payment and nearly 500 billion Euros are processed within the CB payment network annually. Every year, over twenty-eight billion Euros are spent by the French through the CB network to merchants online and over eighteen billion Euros are processed to pay merchants abroad.
Allied Wallet has recently signed a contract with Cartes Bancaires and expressed their pride in being partnered with such a notable interbank network.
Andy Khawaja, CEO of Allied Wallet, stated, "We feel very proud to be working with a company like Cartes Bancaires. The French have elected the CB bank card as their preferred method of payment for over 25 years now and we are proud to be associated with a payment network of such universal and interoperable qualities."
With this partnership, Allied Wallet plans to increase their portfolio largely in France and increase processing by over a billion Euros in 2013.
Allied Wallet's mission statement states that they strive to "simplify the consumer experience" while "providing bespoke payment solutions through innovation." By partnering with Cartes Bancaires they offer merchants another avenue of profitability while providing an opportunity for CB cardholders to make purchases online.
This partnership is sure to benefit merchants and consumers in France and abroad while revolutionizing payments in an e-commerce environment for every industry worldwide.
About Allied Wallet:
Allied Wallet continues to revolutionize the e-commerce industry by introducing new and innovative payment processing solutions for online merchants, enabling them to send and receive global payments. With PCI compliant merchant services for nearly any business size, Allied Wallet provides a state-of-the-art payment gateway to optimize online transactions. Please visit http://www.alliedwallet.com for more information.
BERLIN and LONDON, October 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
- First pan-European mobile payments company with Chip & PIN. Accept
payments on both smartphones and tablets
- payleven now fully compliant with the standards of all major debit and credit
cards, including Visa and Mastercard
- Highest security standards with full EMV and PCI accreditation
payleven is the first provider of a Chip & PIN solution for mobile payments across
Europe, as announced today at the 'Apps World' conference in London. In Europe, Visa only
allows mobile payments with Chip & PIN authorization. Now with payleven, all credit and
debit cards from all major providers can be accepted with the superior payleven customer
experience. With the introduction of its Chip & PIN solution, payleven is the first
company on the European continent to fulfill the high technical and security standards
required for a fully-functional mobile point of sale. With payleven, all merchants now
have the opportunity to accept all major credit and debit cards.
payleven's Chip & PIN solution works through a compact, secure device that links to a
smartphone or tablet via Bluetooth. The PIN is entered on a keypad on the device. With
Chip & PIN, transactions are as secure as on a traditional card terminal and merchants are
fully protected. Chip & PIN will be offered in all payleven international markets
including UK, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland and Brazil. Online registrations for
Chip & PIN will be accepted from 15 October.
Co-Founder and CEO Dr. Alexander Zumdieck: "Since the foundation of payleven, we have
focused our efforts on developing a Chip & PIN solution. Visa only allows Chip & PIN
authorisations for European mobile POS solutions. With Chip & PIN, payleven now offers a
comprehensive solution for all cards and is therefore leading the European market."
Through the mobile Chip & PIN device, payleven has revolutionized the ability for
small merchants and service providers to take payments: they can now take debit and credit
card payments anytime and anywhere - be it in a car, on the door-step of a client or even
on the beach.
Co-Founder and CTO Rafael Otero on the new Technology: "With Chip & PIN, we have
developed an optimal solution for mobile payments. We are very excited that our product is
coming to market. We will start taking registrations for our Chip & PIN device starting 15
October and the first devices will ship shortly thereafter. This marks the next step
towards our goal of enabling small businesses to accept card payments easily and
Unlike traditional card payment devices, payleven's new Chip & PIN solution is priced
in a fair and transparent way, based purely on usage with a small transaction fee. There
are no minimum sales, no monthly fees and no hidden costs. payleven is a great solution
for small businesses who would like to start accepting card payments. "Our merchants love
the simplicity and transparency of payleven." says Zumdieck.
About the Company
Payleven is a start-up with its headquarters in Berlin and London and was founded in
March 2012. The company is under the leadership of founders Rafael Otero, Alston Zecha and
Dr. Alexander Zumdieck and currently employs around 70 employees.
HGTV Design Star Kellie Clements Partners With Blindsgalore To Offer New Line Of Window Treatments
Exclusive "Simply Chic" Line Is Available Only at Blindsgalore
SAN DIEGO, Oct. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Blindsgalore, a leading online retailer of custom window treatments, is launching its new Simply Chic line, designed by Kellie Clements, a fan favorite on season six of HGTV's Design Star and contestant on HGTV's Design Star All Stars. Clements isan accomplished professional interior designer from Edmond, Oklahoma, where she has established herself as a leader in residential design.
"Kellie's warm, modern and eclectic design style made her the perfect fit for our customers. She favors poignant colors, bold patterns and eye-catching touches that really resonate with our own style at Blindsgalore," said Chelle Walters, President of Blindsgalore. "It's easy to get in the rut of keeping it safe with basic neutral window coverings. We want to change that and that's why we partnered with Kellie. She reminds us all that we need a little more whimsy in our homes."
Clements explains, "I want to make great design simple and accessible to everyone. Window treatments are so often overlooked, but they're an easy and affordable way to add designer style to any room." Clements' Simply Chic line of blinds and shades focuses on her modern, but comfortable style. "The modern part of my style is my love for clean lines and my less-is-more approach," she said. "I'm so excited to able to offer my Simply Chic window shades to customers through Blindsgalore's online store."
The company will introduce 15 Simply Chic designs in solid color, printed textures and patterned roller shades, bordered edge roller shades, cellular shades in solid colors, printed textures and patterns, and textured solar shades. Designs include timeless architectural motifs, textures, bold graphics and on-trend solid colors. Roller shades and cellular shades are available in a choice of two fabrics: light filtering and blackout fabric. All shades are fully customizable with various headrail, standard and reverse roll, and motorized lift options. Standard cordless operation will be offered as a free upgrade during October.
Based in San Diego, CA, Blindsgalore(®) sells a comprehensive line of window coverings from Bali, Graber, Comfortex, Coolaroo, Levolor, M&B and private label collections. All window treatments are custom made to the customer's specifications and shipped direct from the factory. The company's web-only model provides warehouse selection and pricing, online and toll-free customer service, no sales tax, and free samples. Blindsgalore has been helping customers simplify the online buying process since 1998.
iXiGO.com Launches Destination Trivia Gaming App - Yo! India
NEW DELHI, October 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
India's First Free Destination Trivia Game on Android & iPhone Launched
iXiGO.com, India's leading travel planning website, announced the launch of India's
first free destination trivia gaming app - Yo! India. The app tests a player's knowledge
of Indian destinations by asking them to keep guessing places in India from their pictures
and giving players points for answering correctly in a short period of time.
Players can browse through hundreds of destination photos, win badges, and share their
scores and achievements on Facebook, with the ultimate objective of becoming the "Travel
God" of Yo! India by topping the scoreboard at http://www.ixigo.com/yoindia.
iXiGO.com was the pioneer of the popular "iXiQuiz: Guess the place?" Facebook photo
puzzles back in 2010. The iXiGO.com Fan Page (http://www.facebook.com/ixigocom) would
post interesting, curiosity-arousing photos of destinations, points of interests,
monuments, natural attractions and ask the traveler community to guess where the place
was. Those photo puzzles became so popular over time that the iXiGO fan page's popularity
sky-rocketed from 20,000 fans to a whopping 235,000+ fans within two years, with over
36,000 fans liking, sharing and commenting daily, setting new benchmarks in terms of
engagement. Yo! India attempts to bring the same fun and intellectual curiosity of
guessing interesting Indian destinations, monuments, etc., on smartphones, and helps avid
travelers sharpen their knowledge of destinations and discover interesting places that
were hitherto unknown.
iXiGO's entire team worked on building this app in a 48-hour Hackathon organized a few
weeks back and the entire processes of ideation, blueprint preparations, curating and
creating content, building the wireframe of the app, designing components, development,
testing, etc., were completed within this record time.
Ernesto Cohnen, VP, Products at iXiGO.com, remarked, "If you thought travel companies
can't build mobile games, think again! When a bunch of technology, development and
marketing folks are locked in a closed space with free-flowing pints of beer, fun and
loads of food, they brainstorm and come up with killer apps such as Yo! India. I am sure
our users will love this game and learn a lot about many beautiful destinations in India
by playing this!"
Saurabh Srivastava, VP, Marketing & Product Strategy, iXiGO.com added, "Would you
recognize Bibi-ka-Maqbara if you saw only its photo? Our Facebook photo puzzles had great
infotainment value. We wanted to extend that by building an app that not only entertains
but also educates, and makes travelers more aware of hidden gems of places in India. A
player has to achieve seven levels starting as a 'Beginner', moving up to the level of
'Scout' and the final destination of becoming a 'Travel God' - I'm still working my way
iXiGO.com has been known for its industry-first product innovations. Back in 2011,
iXiGO.com had launched India's first travel apps for iPhone and Android, a year ahead of
most other travel sites in the country. Their most recent launch, the iXiGO Trip Planner
(http://www.ixigo.com/trip-planner), dubbed 'the search engine with a human touch' by
eyefortravel.com [http://eyefortravel.com ], and recently featured in BBC World's Fast
Track, has become a perfect example of how natural language search, infographics and
travel information can be mashed up into a product with an inspirational and fun
iXiGO.com is South Asia's leading online and mobile travel search engine. iXiGO.com's
vision is to develop products to ease and simplify the life of travelers and to make
travelling a happy and wholesome experience. Their key products like the TripPlanner
[http://www.ixigo.com/trip-planner ], FareMapper [http://www.ixigo.com/mapper ],
FlightPlanner [http://www.ixigo.com/planner ] amongst others help a traveler in planning a
trip and searching the best travel solution suited to an individual's needs. Launched in
2007 by IIT, INSEAD and Amadeus alumni as the first travel meta-search engine in India,
iXiGO's unbiased search results and ease-of-use have won it several accolades from TiE and
NASSCOM, and have made it one of the top travel sites in India almost entirely through
word-of-mouth from satisfied users. iXiGO.com is an investee company of SAIF Partners &
MakeMyTrip Limited. For more information about iXiGO.com, visit http://www.ixigo.com
or m.ixigo.com [http://m.ixigo.com ](mobile). Keep up with interesting trivia, facts and
contests around travel by iXiGO.com on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/ixigocom
and Twitter @ixigorocks [http://www.twitter.com/ixigorocks ].
Primary Media Contact: Saurabh Shrivastava, firstname.lastname@example.org, 91-9873232288
Secondary Media Contact: Kshiti Garg, email@example.com, 91-124-4617884
VFB, the Flemish federation of Investors, secures its membership platform with MYDIGIPASS.COM
OAKBROOK TERRACE, Illinois and ZURICH, Oct. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- VASCO Data Security International, Inc. (Nasdaq: VDSI; http://www.vasco.com), a leading software security company specializing in strong authentication products, announces today that VFB (Vlaamse Federatie van Beleggers http://www.vfb.be), the Flemish Federation of Investors, uses MYDIGIPASS.COM to secure its membership platform.
The Flemish Federation of Investors informs and unites Flemish investors and investor associations. Through its platform, members receive the monthly magazine 'Gids voor de Beste Belegger' and other investor related information. The association also organizes company visits, seminaries and conferences. The platform contains valuable information such as analyst reports, company indexes and notes about stocks and funds and is only available to the 8,000 members who have paid a membership fee.
VFB wanted to secure access to its platform to ensure that only authorized members could consult the confidential information. Each user receives a DIGIPASS and unique log-on to access the platform. The DIGIPASS application can be downloaded for free from the MYDIGIPASS.COM platform. The application generates dynamic, one-time passwords that are valid for a limited time. This reduces the risk of forgotten or lost passwords. Furthermore, as these passwords are not exposed over the internet, they cannot be intercepted by fraudsters.
By making use of the latest authentication technologies, VFB is a true pioneer in the Belgian investor world. The organization herewith demonstrates its commitment to safeguarding the privacy and security of its members' data. By joining the MYDIGIPASS.COM community, VFB offers its members a convenient and versatile tool allowing them not only to securely access the membership platform, but all their favorite applications as well. As MYDIGIPASS.COM provides a single sign-on environment, the user only needs to log on once to access all his applications bundled on the platform.
"Recent coverage about successful hacker attacks made us realize that the combination of a username and static password offers insufficient protection," says Jos Walravens, President of VFB. "We were looking for a user-friendly, straightforward and most of all, secure solution. These three requirements were fulfilled with MYDIGIPASS.COM."
"We are truly pleased that the Flemish Federation of Investors has become a part of our MYDIGIPASS.COM community," says Jan Valcke, President and COO of VASCO Data Security. "We are convinced that with MYDIGIPASS.COM we offer VFB's member a convenient and secure manner of logging on to VFB's member platform."
The Flemish Federation of Investor associations and Investors is a non-profit organization with the objective to inform and educate individual investors and investor associations with regards to financial asset management in an independent manner. The communication, information and education mainly focuses on stock.
VASCO is a leading supplier of strong authentication and e-signature solutions and services specializing in Internet Security applications and transactions. VASCO has positioned itself as global software company for Internet Security serving a customer base of approximately 10,000 companies in more than 100 countries, including over 1,700 international financial institutions. VASCO's prime markets are the financial sector, enterprise security, e-commerce and e-government.
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Epson Showcases 2012 Line-up of Professional Imaging Solutions at Graph Expo Conference
Epson to Demo New Epson SureColor T-Series for Technical Printing, Epson SureColor S-Series for Solvent Printing and Epson SureLab D3000 Photo Lab
CHICAGO, Oct. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- GRAPH EXPO (Booth #636) -- Epson America today announced its new 2012 line-up of professional imaging solutions will be showcased during Graph Expo 2012 at McCormack Place South in Chicago. Each of the product series' demoed at the conference, including the new Epson(®) SureColor(®) T-Series for technical printing, Epson SureColor S-Series for solvent printing and the Epson SureLab((TM)) D3000 Dry Lab designed for portrait photographers, represent the industry's latest technology advancements in each of their respective market categories.
"Graph Expo offers an ideal venue to demonstrate Epson's latest printing advancements and the potential impact on today's industry," said Mark Radogna, group product manager, professional imaging, Epson America. "Moreover, the conference marks the first time that several of Epson's newest printing solutions have been shown publicly to the industry, and we are thrilled to talk with attendees and demonstrate firsthand the capabilities of Epson's new SureColor and SureLab printing solutions."
Epson's booth at Graph Expo will give attendees a chance to experience a range of Epson professional imaging solutions, including:
Epson SureColor T-Series for Architects, Engineers and GIS Professionals
Marking Epson's entry into the technical printing market, the Epson SureColor T-Series offers architects, engineers and GIS professionals unprecedented levels of precision, performance and value with the fastest plotting speeds in its class. The Epson SureColor T3000 (24-inch), T5000 (36-inch) and T7000 (44-inch) feature Epson UltraChrome(®) XD pigment-based ink technology for brilliant, crisp output on virtually any media while being truly archival, and extremely smudge and water-resistant. Each printer delivers high resolution prints up to 2,880 x 1,440 dpi for precise line detail and stunning photographic quality output. For added flexibility, T-Series ink cartridges are available in 110 mL, 350 mL, and a high-capacity 700 mL size for low printing costs.
Epson SureColor S-Series Solvent Printers for Signage and Fine Art Professionals
The SureColor S-Series is comprised of the Epson SureColor S30670, S50670 and S70670, each offering varying performance and feature sets to accommodate a range of signage, vehicle graphics and fine art solvent printing needs. The printers utilize Epson's unique MicroPiezo(®) TFP(®) print head to deliver extremely small droplets with unmatched accuracy at class leading print speeds. Epson UltraChrome GS2 ink (SureColor S30670 and S50670) delivers extreme gamut 4-color printing while the SureColor S50670 has an optional high density White ink to accommodate a broad range of indoor and outdoor signage applications. The new Epson UltraChrome GSX ink is available on the SureColor S70670 and delivers up to ten colors, including an optional White, Silver Metallic and standard Light Black, for improved grayscale and reduced metamerism to deliver a level of image quality and color gamut previously unattainable in a solvent printer. For greater reliability, all the S-Series printers are designed exclusively for use with Epson ink cartridges.
The SureColor S50670 is also a recipient of the 2012 MUST SEE 'EMS award, a distinction reserved for the most compelling product introductions on the Graph Expo show floor.
Epson SureLab((TM)) D3000 for Portrait Photographers
The Epson SureLabD3000 professional Dry Lab is designed to give photographers a complete business solution for high quality production print requirements. Available in a compact single roll version or a dual roll configuration for increased flexibility, either unit can be coupled with an optional 10-bin job sorter for the ultimate in job handling and productivity. Designed exclusively for use with Epson UltraChrome D6 ink technology, the SureLab D3000 delivers a new standard in photographic print quality at production speeds up to 260 8" x 10" prints-per-hour. Users have the ability to create archival images on Epson Professional Glossy & Epson Professional Luster media in roll widths of 4", 5", 6", 8", 10" and 12" with standard photographic print sizes. In addition, package templates can be configured to deliver stunning 48" long panoramas. Delivering a high-quality printing solution with low cost-per-print, simple consumables management, professional Windows-based driver technology and comprehensive Epson support, the SureLab D3000 offers a complete printing solution with a low total cost of ownership.
For a live demo of Epson solutions, visit the Epson booth (#636) at McCormack Place South during Graph Expo, Oct. 7-10, 2012. More information on each of the printing solutions is also available at http://www.epson.com.
Epson is a global imaging and innovation leader whose product lineup ranges from inkjet printers and 3LCD projectors to sensors and other microdevices. Dedicated to exceeding the vision of its customers worldwide, Epson delivers customer value based on compact, energy-saving, and high-precision technologies in markets spanning enterprise and the home to commerce and industry. Led by the Japan-based Seiko Epson Corporation, the Epson Group comprises more than 75,000 employees in 97 companies around the world, and is proud of its ongoing contributions to the global environment and the communities in which it operates. To learn more about Epson, please visit http://global.epson.com.
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6loWPAN Wireless Mesh Communications is now Available to the Energy Market Through Connode 4
STOCKHOLM, October 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
Connode AB, the leading vendor in Europe of wireless communications for Smart Metering
today announced availability of a new generation of all-IP products for the Energy market.
Connode 4 is a break-through, industry-first platform. It is on display at the Metering
2012 exhibition in Amsterdam and it will start shipping in volume during 2013.
Connode wireless mesh communications technology is already one of the prime
alternatives for Smart Metering in Europe due to its proven ability to meet very high
requirements on lifecycle cost and performance. Connode 4 is the all-IP upgrade of the
Connode platform, used for Smart Metering communications and other advanced
machine-to-machine applications. It features a true IP-based portable SW architecture and
is designed to use a new generation of frequency-agile radio-chipsets with much improved
data-rates and reach.
Connode 4 provides IP-based interoperability and global standardisation to a utility
sector that has been characterised and hampered by legacy, industry-specific protocols and
lack of true interoperability.
Connode AB is the leading supplier in Europe of wireless communication products for
Smart Metering, acting as an OEM and technology supplier to major system vendors active on
the rapidly expanding Smart Grid market.
Connode is the result of 10 years development and deployment of large-scale wireless
mesh networks. Since 2006 customers in Sweden, Finland, Norway, U.K. and the Netherlands
have deployed some 650.000 Connode-enabled Smart Meters. Connode AB is owned by Capman, a
leading Nordic investment company with approx. EUR3.5 billion in capital.
Cognizant and Monitise Form Mobile Money Alliance to Help Global Financial Institutions Capitalize on the Mobile Money Opportunity
The Alliance's Interoperable Mobile Platform to Enable Financial Institutions to Lower Total Cost of Ownership, Enhance Customer Experience, and Drive Topline Growth
TEANECK, N.J. and LONDON, Oct. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Cognizant (NASDAQ: CTSH) and Monitise (LSE: MONI) today announced a global alliance that will help financial institutions embrace the mobile channel of interaction, and develop effective and innovative mobile banking, payments, and commerce solutions.
Combining Cognizant's extensive financial services and mobility expertise with Monitise's leading mobile money platform, the alliance will help global financial institutions speedily respond to the mobile money opportunity that is gathering significant momentum. By leveraging an interoperable platform instead of solutions from disparate products and mobile operating systems, financial institutions will be able to lower the total cost of ownership, and drive newer revenue streams through enhanced mobile adoption.
"Mobile is, without question, the channel of the future," said Alastair Lukies, Chief Executive of Monitise Group. "Our strategy involves extending our Monitise Enterprise Platform to the world's leading banks and payment companies to help them improve and expand their customer relationships. As money becomes increasingly digitized amid exploding demand in the highly-competitive mobile money space, we look forward to collaborating closely with Cognizant to support financial institutions across the world in developing strategic, effective, and timely mobile services."
"Mobile technology has the potential to significantly change consumer-facing industries," said Mahesh Venkateswaran, Managing Director, Social, Mobile, Analytics and Cloud at Cognizant. "As a route to market, it reshapes the channel mix; as a computing and service platform, it redraws the ways in which businesses engage with customers; and as a new technology architecture, it creates opportunities for new products and revenues. The accent in this new world of consumer services is on true personalisation, context-aware systems, and real-time services. Cognizant is committed to helping clients reinvent their businesses using mobile technologies, and we are excited to partner with Monitise to bring the next generation of mobile money solutions to financial institutions."
"Mobile money has arrived and is driving a disruptive shift in channel interaction with consumers, thereby accelerating the replacement of cash and bringing new products to consumers," said Prasad Chintamaneni, Senior Vice President and Global Head of Cognizant's Financial Services practice. "By combining Cognizant's extensive expertise and experience in delivering innovative domain and technology solutions to financial institutions with Monitise's acclaimed platform-based mobile solutions, we are well positioned to help our clients develop compelling mobile banking, payments, and commerce solutions, thereby reducing time-to-market, enhancing customer experience, and driving business growth."
Cognizant (NASDAQ: CTSH) is a leading provider of information technology, consulting, and business process outsourcing services, dedicated to helping the world's leading companies build stronger businesses. Headquartered in Teaneck, New Jersey (U.S.), Cognizant combines a passion for client satisfaction, technology innovation, deep industry and business process expertise, and a global, collaborative workforce that embodies the future of work. With over 50 delivery centers worldwide and approximately 145,200 employees as of June 30, 2012, Cognizant is a member of the NASDAQ-100, the S&P 500, the Forbes Global 2000, and the Fortune 500 and is ranked among the top performing and fastest growing companies in the world. Visit us online at http://www.cognizant.com or follow us on Twitter: Cognizant.
Monitise plc (LSE: MONI) is a leading technology and services company that delivers mobile banking, payments, and commerce networks worldwide. Monitise enables financial institutions and other payments companies to defend and extend their market position by protecting their existing customer relationships and transactions while enabling new forms of mobile commerce revenue.
Monitise powers bank-grade solutions that are delivered on premise, or via cloud services, handling more than a billion transactions and over US$20bn worth of payments and transfers on an annualised basis. Monitise has a global reach and unique set of partners and clients using its completely adaptable platform. More information is available at http://www.monitise.com.
This press release includes statements which may constitute forward-looking statements made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, the accuracy of which are necessarily subject to risks, uncertainties, and assumptions as to future events that may not prove to be accurate. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied include general economic conditions and the factors discussed in our most recent Form 10-K and other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Cognizant undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.
New Order Management Functionality on Veeva iRep Brings Pharmacy Sales Teams the First Complete, Feature-Rich Selling Tool on the Apple iPad
BARCELONA, October 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
Today's pharmacists now have a tremendous degree of influence on patients, triggering
life sciences company's pharmacy and over-the-counter (OTC) sales teams to focus on this
important group. Veeva iRep now fully supports the modern pharmacy sales rep with a single
solution that brings together all of the tools they need to be successful, including
Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Closed Loop Marketing (CLM), inventory monitoring,
signature capture and order management - all integrated and available on the Apple iPad.
Globally, pharmacists' influence on consumer's healthcare decisions has grown
exponentially, especially considering the choices now available with the influx of
generics. "Pharmacists today are often the first ports of call for patients to get advice.
They are trusted by the community to offer professional advice and therefore can either
drive adherence to a certain drug brand or encourage a swap - which also might be driven
by obligatory generic substitution (aut idem) legislation," said Arno Sosna, Veeva's
Director of Product Management, Europe. Veeva's upgrades are seamless, frequent and
transparent with no additional cost to the customer to ensure that reps have the latest
tools available in this rapidly changing industry.
Pharmaceutical companies have responded to this trend by ramping up their pharmacy and
OTC sales teams. With Veeva iRep, these unique sales teams now benefit from a complete
solution that supports pharmacy- specific processes including order management. New
features include a powerful pricing engine that is fully compatible with ERP-driven
pricing schemes and able support complex pricing rules, inventory monitoring capabilities,
touch-entry user interface, CLM functionality and electronic signature capture.
Veeva iRep lays the groundwork for pharmaceutical companies experimenting with
burgeoning hybrid sales team. "The global pharma market is evolving rapidly, even
experimenting with a new sales model where the same rep calls on both pharmacists and
physicians," explained Sosna. "Advanced order management functionality built in to Veeva
iRep enables success with both groups."
To date, Veeva CRM has been deployed across 35+ countries in more than 90
pharmaceutical companies including 17 of the 20 largest in the world. Many companies are
already set to roll out iRep with enhanced order management functionality to their
pharmacy and OTC sales teams throughout Europe.
About Veeva Systems
Veeva Systems is the leader in cloud-based business solutions for the global life sciences
industry. Committed to innovation, product excellence and customer success, Veeva has over
150 customers, ranging from the world's largest pharmaceutical companies to emerging
biotechs. Founded in 2007, Veeva is a privately held company headquartered in the San
Francisco Bay Area, with offices in Philadelphia, Barcelona, Budapest, Paris, Beijing,
Shanghai and Tokyo. For more information, visit http://www.veevasystems.com.
Copyright (c) 2012 Veeva Systems. All rights reserved. Veeva and the Veeva logo are
registered trademarks of Veeva Systems. Veeva Systems owns other registered and
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Colgate-Palmolive Company and Omron Healthcare Enter Broad Cooperation Agreement to Market and Develop Oral Care Products Including Electric Toothbrushes
KYOTO, Japan, Oct. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Colgate-Palmolive, the global oral care leader, and Omron Healthcare, a leader in medical home healthcare and wellness products, announced on October 4 a cooperation agreement to market and develop oral care products, including electric toothbrushes.
Through this partnership, Colgate and Omron will produce new oral care solutions that contribute to improved oral health for consumers around the world. Each partner brings distinctive strengths: Colgate's global marketing reach, consumer insights and capabilities in research and development, and Omron's world-class engineering and manufacturing capabilities and unique sensing and control technologies.
The partnership this year will launch a line of electric toothbrushes based on Omron technology that will be marketed by Colgate. This marks an expansion into the electric toothbrush category for Colgate, which is the global leader in manual toothbrushes and also markets battery powered brushes.
"We are extremely pleased to have found a partner like Omron, with their innovative technologies and strong development capabilities," said Issam Bachaalani, VP and General Manager of Colgate-Palmolive's Global Toothbrush Division. "At Colgate, we are committed to improving oral health around the world and through this new relationship with Omron, we will be further expanding our ability to meet the oral care needs of more consumers and dental professionals."
"Collaborating with a company like Colgate-Palmolive provides Omron with the perfect opportunity to extend our products and technologies across geographies, given Colgate's global presence," said Kiichiro Miyata, President and CEO of Omron Healthcare Co., Ltd. "We believe our combined efforts will further enhance the health and well-being of consumers in more places than ever before. Together, Colgate and Omron will strive to meet and exceed the needs of consumers around the world."
About Colgate-Palmolive Company
Colgate-Palmolive is a leading global consumer products company, tightly focused on Oral Care, Personal Care, Home Care and Pet Nutrition. Colgate-Palmolive sells its products in over 200 countries and territories around the world under such internationally recognized brand names as Colgate, Palmolive, Mennen, Softsoap, Irish Spring, Protex, Sorriso, Kolynos, Elmex, Tom's of Maine, Ajax, Axion, Soupline, and Suavitel, as well as Hill's Science Diet and Hill's Prescription Diet. For more information about Colgate-Palmolive's global business, visit the Company's web site at http://www.Colgate.com. To learn more about Colgate's Bright Smiles, Bright Futures(R), Colgate's global oral health education program, please visit http://www.colgatebsbf.com.
About Omron Healthcare
Committed to improving people's lives, Omron Healthcare provides clinically proven, innovative medical equipment for health monitoring and therapy. Our product portfolio includes blood pressure monitors, respiratory devices, electronic fever thermometers, blood glucose monitors and activity monitors as well as body composition monitors and professional medical devices. For many decades Omron's devices help people to prevent, treat and manage lifestyle diseases both at home and in clinical practice in more than 100 countries in the world. Omron Healthcare Group is headquartered in Kyoto, Japan. Omron Healthcare Europe B.V. is the healthcare division for Europe, Russia, Middle East and Africa, and provides service to customers in more than 60 countries through a powerful distribution network.
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REDMOND, Wash., Oct. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- OwnZones, which gathers premium subscription multimedia content tailored to user interests into a convenient ad-free site, has launched a beta of the service at http://www.OwnZones.com. The beta launch gives potential customers and content providers an opportunity to experience the site and help shape the OwnZones vision of the future of paid content.
"The goal here is to change the way subscription content is consumed and monetized on the internet," states Dan Goman, Founder and CEO of the OwnZones Media Network, who has served as consultant and organizational leader for some of the world's most prestigious technology firms. "OwnZones brings together books, video, audio, images and text onto a single platform from niche and major media producers in a way that optimizes the experience for consumers while generating new revenue streams for just about any content provider."
The OwnZones concept came to Goman when he lost his credit card and found himself having to update his information across dozens of sites. "The subscription media content model puts a burden on consumers while leaving media companies competing to find and retain traffic. OwnZones was designed to create a single, convenient marketplace for the media and the public to participate in," notes Goman, whose expertise has aided companies such as Microsoft, Computer Associates (CA), Lucent Technologies, AT&T Wireless, Qwest Communications and American Express.
The beta version of OwnZones is open to anyone and registration is free. Consumers and potential media partners are invited to check out the site at http://www.OwnZones.com and provide valuable feedback that will help shape OwnZones for a full launch.
The site is already populated with content and channels from a selection of media partners. These include videos that deliver the news from the world's leading media outlets and experienced journalists via NewsLook, audio books and video lessons to learn a new language fast from Innovative Language, hundreds of hours of automotive video programs from WheelsTV, youth sports training videos for coaches and parents from PlaySportsTV, faith-focused eBooks across a range of categories from Worthy Publishing, dance-themed video programs from TenduTV, and more.
Additional content channels from media partners are being added regularly as they join the OwnZones ecosystem. Recent and upcoming additions include more than 70 yoga video sessions from beginner classes to advanced poses from YogaSessions.TV, marketing how-to guides and webinars from Demand Metric, online courses that can be transferred to accredited colleges and universities for credit through WorkWorld Learning, training videos on using Microsoft Office products from Total Training, plus Christian music albums and songs from Save the City Records. Instructional videos about mastering digital photography along with personal investing, money management and small business strategy eBooks are also shortly on the way.
Monthly subscriptions for content channels are as low as under a dollar each, depending on the content. After registering for free, visitors select which channels they would like to subscribe to. The content is then easily enjoyed through the OwnZones reader, with some of it downloadable for enjoyment across a range of devices. "OwnZones represents a simple opportunity for any content provider to monetize their inventory into a subscription channel and get it in front of an active consumer community," adds Goman. "It's a complimentary solution for the media that conveniently offers consumers vertical content from large and small content providers not found in one place anywhere."
LOS ANGELES, Oct. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Envy Corner, a company selling women's lingerie and Halloween costumes, has just launched their new website and are giving away a Halloween Costume! Just like them on Facebookand be entered to win the sexy and adorable French Maid Costume.
If searching for Halloween costume ideas, http://www.envycorner.com offers wide selection of costumes beyond anyone's imagination. Although there are many places to buy a generic Halloween costume, to truly stand out and create a character in a Halloween party, jump start with Envy Corner's Hot and Sexy Halloween Costumes.
There are numerous ideas to make unique, fun, and exciting outfits during this Halloween. Among over 400 different costumes offered by Envy Corner, the most popular cute and sexy Halloween costumes that are voted best in Envy Corner's 2012 Halloween Costume Collection include French Maid Costumes, Pirate costumes, Nurse costumes, Mad Hatter Costumes from Alice in Wonderland, sexy Army Costumes, Police Costumes, and School Girl costumes.
In addition, one can utilize creativity, and DIY your Halloween costume with Envy Corner's hot and sexy accessories such as fingerless gloves, leg warmers, angel wings, and petticoats. Thus, anyone can find an accessory and do it themselves!
According to Mr. Leylekian, CEO of Envy Corner, "With the new sexy look and feel of the website, there is no question that Envy Corner is going to be the talk of the town and become one of the hottest websites selling sexy lingerie, sexy club-wear and dancewear, swimwear and costumes."
Even though Envy Corner has been in this business for a short time, it has grown tremendously. Throughout the past year, having earned loyalty from hundreds of customers all over the United States, Envy Corner's customers keep coming back for more quality merchandise. This accomplishment is partly due to the fact that Envy Corner's team works very closely with the manufacturers and suppliers in delivering quality merchandise at extremely competitive prices in the market.
In an answer to the question of what makes them be proud of what they do, Mr. Leylekian said, "We pride ourselves in providing excellent customer service and strive to be the best in the business; in order for our customers to rely on us in delivering the kinds of outfits that will amp up their glamour."
So hurry up, get entered into the giveaway by liking the Facebook page or simply purchase your Halloween Costume from http://www.envycorner.com and be the ENVY of YOUR party!
Yelp Expands Presence in Central Europe with Launch in Poland
WARSAW, Poland, Oct. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Yelp Inc. (NYSE: YELP), the company that connects consumers with great local businesses, today announced the availability of Yelp Poland (http://www.yelp.pl). Beginning today, people in Poland are able to create accounts on Yelp.pl to share their opinions about great local businesses and services. Yelp's free iPhone and Android applications will be available as well as its free suite of business owner tools: Yelp for Business Owners (http://biz.yelp.pl).
"Poland is very much at the geographic heart of Europe, a crossroads for eastern and western Europeans, and with this crossroads comes a fantastic mix of culinary, cultural and social ingredients," said Miriam Warren, Vice President of New Markets. "Opening up Poland to the Yelp community not only gets us excited about discovering the latest and greatest from the local residents, but it also opens up the platform for the estimated 20 million Poles that live outside the country."
A high income economy and the sixth largest in the European Union, Poland was the only country in the European Union that managed to avoid a recession after the global financial crisis. This ambitiously expanding economy filled with an educated and increasingly affluent population is now the nineteenth country to have access to the world of Yelp.
Initially, Yelp's community building efforts will concentrate on Poland's capital Warsaw and the cultural capital of Krakow. However, the full-featured site will be available to all Poles across the entire country and will support English, Danish, Dutch, French, Finnish, German, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Spanish and Swedish, providing users access to local insights in any one of these eleven languages.
To learn more and see pictures of Yelp.pl and our iPhone and Android applications, visit our Yelp Official Blog (http://officialblog.yelp.com).
Yelp Inc. (http://www.yelp.com or http://www.yelp.pl) 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 approximately 7.2 million unique mobile devices on a monthly average basis during Q2 2012. For more information, please visit http://www.yelp.pl or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
IGT Creates Industry-Leading Casino Entertainment Experiences Powered By AMD's Graphics Solutions At G2E 2012
LAS VEGAS, Oct. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology (NYSE: IGT), a global leader in casino gaming entertainment and systems technology, will debut its latest innovative casino gaming products featuring the AMD Radeon(TM) E6760 embedded graphics processing unit (GPU) at the Global Gaming Expo (G2E) in Las Vegas.
"By partnering with AMD, IGT is able to use the most advanced graphics processors that allow us to develop the cutting-edge casino games on our Center Stage(TM) and other game platforms," said Jim Vasquez, IGT vice president of Engineering. "For our players, this means an enhanced level of entertainment that ranges from interactive touchscreens to multimedia displays on some of our newest games this year."
IGT has incorporated several AMD products in its new casino slot games including the AMD Radeon(TM) E6760 GPU. The AMD graphics platforms allow IGT game developers to design integrated displays with HD video and 3D effects while also delivering the high-speed performance needed for compelling game functionality. At G2E, attendees will see how these exceptional graphics will translate into new gaming experiences.
"AMD is proud to provide IGT with the tools needed to develop cutting-edge games as well as the advanced graphics technology that ensures players have the most immersive and exciting casino experience possible," said Arun Iyengar, corporate vice president and general manager, AMD Embedded Solutions. "With the latest AMD Radeon(TM) E6760 GPU, IGT will deliver unparalleled high-definition displays and a level of interactivity that will not only draw players in, but deliver the extraordinary, virtual Vegas action they desire."
For more information on IGT at G2E 2012 please visit igt.com/G2E, visit us on Facebook, facebook.com/IGT, or follow us on Twitter, twitter.com/IGTnews.
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International Game Technology (NYSE: IGT) is a global leader in casino gaming entertainment and continues to transform the industry by translating casino player experiences to social, mobile and interactive environments for regulated markets around the world. IGT's recent acquisition of DoubleDown Interactive provides engaging casino style entertainment to more than 5 million players monthly. More information about IGT is available at http://www.IGT.com or connect with IGT at @IGTNews or http://www.facebook.com/IGT. Anyone can play at the DoubleDown Casino by visiting http://apps.facebook.com/doubledowncasino or http://www.doubledowncasino.com.
AMD (NYSE: AMD) is a semiconductor design innovator leading the next era of vivid digital experiences with its groundbreaking AMD Accelerated Processing Units (APUs) that power a wide range of computing devices. AMD's server computing products are focused on driving industry-leading Cloud computing and virtualization environments. AMD's superior graphics technologies are found in a variety of solutions ranging from game consoles, PCs to supercomputers. For more information, visit http://www.amd.com.
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Experience the U-PIC iPhone App, for shipping insurance, ready to download for FREE!
AGOURA HILLS, Calif., Oct. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- You can now take U-PIC with you on your iPhone! U-PIC, a shipping insurance company, is proud to announce the new U-PIC App, ready to download for FREE. By using the U-PIC App, shipping insurance rates can be accessed immediately. Other benefits of the new U-PIC App include placing an order for shipping insurance, contacting U-PIC directly from your device, and tracking your claim status. Additionally, coverage rules and policy details are outlined for your convenience.
1. Purchase insurance on any package while you're on the go.
2. Monitor and review your claims at a moment's notice.
3. Policy holders can easily enter their daily shipments.
4. Quick reference contact information for immediate access to an agent.
The market is shifting and the conventional way of buying a product is diminishing. Currently, people buy products over the internet and order directly from home or their handheld device. "With U-PIC's new App, you can insure your packages immediately and track your claims right at your fingertips," stated Bliss Wendelburg, President of U-PIC Insurance Services. Find out more and download at http://u-pic.com/iPhone/About.aspx.
For the past 23 years, U-PIC has been providing package insurance at a discounted rate, saving customers thousands of dollars per year. Customers secure the value of their goods being shipped at a fraction of the cost of what the carriers charge. U-PIC not only offers low competitive rates, but state of the art methods of purchase, reporting, and claims filing. U-PIC maintains a friendly staff of dedicated Claims Agents with years of claims experience, ready to assist you with any questions along the way. Our goal at U-PIC is to make your claims experience as fast and painless as possible, resolving claims in 7-10 business days. The carriers deliver, U-PIC insures.
For additional information please visit our website at http://www.u-pic.com or give us a call at 800-955-4623.
Smart Mobile Backhaul enables success in LTE and LTE-Advanced networks
Tellabs Mobile Backhaul Solution at Futurecom Stand E10; executives to speak
SAO PAULO, Oct. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A hundred mobile operators have launched commercial LTE service, says the Global Mobile Suppliers Association. While others will have to follow soon to keep up with competitors, mobile users won't settle for poor quality of service (QoS).
LTE and LTE-A networks provide gigabit-per-second speeds to mobile devices. But operators also need smart functionality in mobile backhaul networks to improve user experiences and reduce churn.
Tellabs Mobile Backhaul Solutions offer expertise, innovation and adaptability to make the move to LTE and LTE-A smart - comprehensive, self-organizing and simple.
Comprehensive set of tools that stretch beyond basic backhaul
Tellabs provides a scalable solution from small cell aggregation to terabit routing. Tellabs has increased capacities across its entire mobile backhaul portfolio. On a full duplex basis:
-- Tellabs(®) 8611 and 8609 Smart Routers provide up to 7.5G
-- Tellabs(®) 8630 Smart Router provides up to 80G
-- Tellabs(®) 8660 Smart Router provides up to 240G
-- Tellabs(® )8800 Smart Routers provide up to 360G
-- Tellabs(®) 9200 Smart Routers provide up to 5.5 Terabits.
Smart mobile backhaul calls for more than just transporting traffic. Tellabs Mobile Backhaul Solutions go beyond basic backhaul to provide intelligence, security and synchronization - built into a single mobile backhaul solution.
"Tellabs' expertise, innovation and adaptability in mobile backhaul enable service providers to stay ahead of competition. Our customers can move to LTE and LTE-A cost-effectively and securely," said Alberto Barriento, vice president, Latin America and Caribbean region at Tellabs. "Since 2005, when Tellabs introduced its IP/MPLS-based mobile backhaul solution, more than 160 mobile operators have chosen Tellabs. Some of these backhaul networks already deliver LTE services. Others are ready to evolve to LTE whenever operators want."
Self-organizing networks in mobile backhaul
Self-organizing networks enable mobile operators to automate routine tasks and focus on business-critical functions. Self-organizing networks play a major role in mass network roll-outs such as small cell deployments, which are crucial for operators. Operators must have the tools in place to keep routine tasks automated, reduce operating expense and do things right the first time.
Simple to use innovations ensure high usability
Smart mobile backhaul - just like smartphones - needs to be easy and simple to operate and manage. Tellabs Mobile Backhaul Solutions provide a single solution to support all mobile generations (4G, 3G and 2G) and enable an easy in-service upgrade to LTE and LTE-A. Tellabs all-IP solution enables service providers to provide an end-to-end Quality of Experience (QoE) and any service over any media.
The Tellabs(®) 8000 Intelligent Network Manager helps customers overcome the complexities of managing ever-changing and fast-growing mobile networks. With simple point-and-click operations, operators can manage and operate mobile, optical and business networks with a single manager.
Tellabs will showcase enhancements for Tellabs Mobile Backhaul Solutions, including the new Tellabs 9200 Smart Routers - a smart content-aware platform that enables massive scalability, intelligence and flexibility at the edge of your network - at Futurecom Stand E10. And Tellabs executives will speak at Futurecom:
-- Tarcisio Ribeiro, Vice President of Europe, Middle East and Africa:
"LTE: Challenges in the Implantation of Networks in Brazil and Latin
America" on Tuesday, October 9, 3:20 p.m.
-- Stu Benington, Director of Portfolio Strategy: "How to Achieve
Fixed-Mobile Convergence Addressing the Challenges of Backhauling 2G, 3G
and LTE Simultaneously" on Wednesday, October 10, 4:00 p.m.
Read more about "How to Maximize the User Experience in LTE with Tellabs Mobile Backhaul Solutions."
About Tellabs -- Tellabs innovations advance smart networks and help our customers succeed. That's why 80% of the top global communications service providers choose our mobile, optical, business and services solutions. We help them get ahead by adding revenue, reducing expenses and optimizing networks.
Tellabs (Nasdaq: TLAB) is part of the NASDAQ Global Select Market, Ocean Tomo 300(TM) Patent Index, the S&P MidCap 400 Index and several corporate responsibility indexes including the Maplecroft Climate Innovation Index, FTSE4Good and eight FTSE KLD indexes. http://www.tellabs.com
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Digital Chessington data centre offers industry-leading cooling and power infrastructure
LONDON, Oct. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Digital Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: DLR), a leading global provider of data centre solutions, has announced the opening of the first two facilities at its new Digital Chessington data centre in South West London. Two 1,440 KW Turn-Key Flex(SM) data halls are now available to lease, with three additional facilities currently in development that will bring the total capacity at the site to 7,200 KW.
Digital Chessington offers modern, purpose-built tier three data centre space in the London area, with strong communications links to the city centre via a range of diverse carrier options. The development benefits from high-capacity, robust power supplies from a dedicated 18MVA electricity sub-station based on-site.
The Digital Chessington facility reflects the latest advancements in efficient data centre design, enabling very effective power utilisation efficiency (PUE), while supporting a flexible approach to customers' data centre operations. The facilities' built-in air conditioning infrastructure can natively support both enclosed hot- or cold-aisle cooling that uses outside-air free-cooling for greater power efficiency, as well as an open architecture-based cooling approach.
As a brand-new development, Digital Chessington has been designed to fulfill the practical requirements of enterprise data centre users. The site currently contains three floors of office space, and each data hall benefits from ample staging workspace for technical operations, with lift access and power and cooling facilities throughout.
"Our new Digital Chessington facility is the result of years of experience in data centre design and construction gained across our global operations," said Adam Levine, Vice President, Sales at Digital Realty. "Digital Chessington is ideal for organisations looking for high-quality, dedicated data centre space with excellent fiber connectivity to central London.
"The development takes full advantage of the benefits offered by its location in the Chessington area, ensuring a robust and reliable power supply to spacious, well-provisioned facilities." He added, "Our customers place great faith in our unparalleled record of operating our data centres at 99.999% of uptime or above. As testament to this fact, 33% of the first data hall has been pre-leased and we are registering very strong interest in the remaining space."
Digital Realty's Turn-Key Flex data centre solution is a modular approach to delivering secure, enterprise quality data centre space to meet customers' just-in-time requirements. Designed to provide maximum flexibility, resilience and efficiency, each Turn-Key Flex facility comes fully commissioned with its own dedicated electrical and mechanical infrastructure. Utilising Digital Realty's proprietary POD Architecture® and extensive supply chain, Digital Realty's next generation Turn-Key Flex data centre solution is designed for the future and ready today.
About Digital Realty Trust, Inc.
Digital Realty Trust, Inc. focuses on delivering customer driven data centre solutions by providing secure, reliable and cost effective facilities that meet each customer's unique data centre needs. Digital Realty's customers include domestic and international companies across multiple industry verticals ranging from information technology and Internet enterprises, to manufacturing and financial services. Digital Realty's 109 properties, excluding three properties held as investments in unconsolidated joint ventures, comprise approximately 21.1 million square feet as of September 17, 2012, including 2.2 million square feet of space held for redevelopment. Digital Realty's portfolio is located in 32 markets throughout Europe, North America, Asia and Australia. Additional information about Digital Realty is included in the Company Overview, which is available on the Investors page of Digital Realty's website at http://www.digitalrealty.com.
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New LG Optimus G(TM) From AT&T Puts PC-Like Power in the Palm of Your Hand
4G LTE Smartphone Features Snapdragon S4 Pro Quad-Core Processor
DALLAS, Oct. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- AT&T* continues to expand its wide array of 4G LTE smartphones with its latest offering, the LG Optimus G(TM). Optimus G delivers a perfect combination of mobile processing performance, powerful multimedia, wireless connectivity and power efficiency all packed in a clean and elegant 8.45 millimeter thin design with a Crystal Reflection pyramid patterned back.
LG Optimus G's cross-tasking takes multi-tasking to the next level with the ability to complete complex tasks simultaneously with features like QSlide, QuickMemo and Dual Screen Dual Play. QSlide(TM) allows you to text or browse the web all without navigating away from the video you are watching. QuickMemo(TM) allows users to write, draw, or jot a memo directly on any captured screen for sharing instantly with others as an attachment or a URL. Dual Screen Dual Play shares content with other electronic devices, such as televisions and computers, freeing up the on-device display for other activities, like browsing the web.
Optimus G includes Qualcomm's 1.5 GHz Quad-Core CPU Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, 2GB RAM, 32GB storage memory (expandable up to 80GB with a micro SD card) and a 2100 mAh Li-Polymer battery to keep up with your cross-tasking needs.
Shooting pictures like a pro is even easier with the LG Optimus G's 8MP camera that offers advanced imaging features like:
-- Zero shutter lag,
-- Live Shot, to capture simultaneous video and still images, and
-- Time Catch Shot, which takes the perfect shot even if the shutter was
pressed at the wrong time.
Both images and video appear crystal clear on the 4.7" True HD IPS Plus display. The Live Zooming feature enhances the video-watching experience, allowing you to zoom in up to five times while the video is being streamed.
"The LG Optimus G lets our customers work and play as hard as they want with one of our first quad core processor designed to deliver a great multitasking experience," said Jeff Bradley, senior vice president - Devices, AT&T. "We think customers will really enjoy having the power of a computer in the palm of their hand."
AT&T customers have access to the nation's largest 4G network**, covering 275 million people. AT&T has two 4G networks that work together for customers, LTE and HSPA+ with enhanced backhaul. That means AT&T customers are able to enjoy a widespread, ultra-fast and consistent 4G experience on their compatible device as they move in and out of LTE areas. With smartphones on other carriers' networks, when you travel outside of their LTE coverage area, you may be on a much slower 3G network.
* AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.
** 4G speeds not available everywhere. Limited 4G LTE availability in select markets. LTE is a trademark of ETSI. Learn more at att.com/network.
AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) is a premier communications holding company and one of the most honored companies in the world. Its subsidiaries and affiliates - AT&T operating companies - are the providers of AT&T services in the United States and around the world. With a powerful array of network resources that includes the nation's largest 4G network, AT&T is a leading provider of wireless, Wi-Fi, high speed Internet, voice and cloud-based services. A leader in mobile Internet, AT&T also offers the best wireless coverage worldwide of any U.S. carrier, offering the most wireless phones that work in the most countries. It also offers advanced TV services under the AT&T U-verse(®) and AT&T | DIRECTV brands. The company's suite of IP-based business communications services is one of the most advanced in the world.
ABOUT LG ELECTRONICS USA
LG Electronics USA, Inc., based in Englewood Cliffs, N.J., is the North American subsidiary of LG Electronics, Inc., a $49 billion global force and technology leader in consumer electronics, home appliances and mobile communications. In the United States, LG Electronics sells a range of stylish and innovative mobile phones, home entertainment products, home appliances, and air conditioning systems and energy solutions, all under LG's "Life's Good" marketing theme. LG Electronics is a 2012 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year. For more information, please visit http://www.lg.com.
New "Smart" Smoke Alarm Technology Answers TODAY Show Concerns
The first new smoke alarm technology in more than 30 years responds quickly to both kinds of fires and reduces nuisance alarms
OWINGS MILLS, Md., Oct. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- In response to this morning's TODAY show segment on the dangers of delayed warnings from current smoke alarms, Universal Security Instruments reminds consumers about the new IoPhic smoke and fire alarm with patented microprocessor technology. IoPhic smoke and fire alarms are very effective at detecting fast flaming fires and also respond very quickly to slow smoldering fires- up to 87% faster*** than the maximum allowable alarm limit.
According to the National Fire Protection Association, nuisance alarms or "false" alarms, are the leading cause for intentionally disabled smoke alarms in America. Unfortunately, each fire season also brings reports of serious injuries and deaths, and roughly two-thirds of home fire deaths happen in houses with no smoke alarms or working smoke alarms*. A recent study from the University of Maryland's School of Fire Protection Engineering** shows that consumers now have a better choice when it comes to reducing nuisance alarms in their home. The new, patented IoPhic® smoke and fire alarm from Universal Security Instruments using smart microprocessor technology was proven to be more resistant to false or nuisance alarms than competitors.
"As an expert in fire engineering, I can say that disabling smoke alarms after a nuisance incidence is a very serious problem and can lead to extremely dangerous situations for families. The best solution to protect your family is to purchase a smoke alarm that adapts to many situations and only sounds in the case of a fire," says Dr. James Milke, professor and chair of the Department of Fire Protection Engineering at the University of Maryland. "The study we conducted tested 10 different smoke alarm technologies and the IoPhic was found to be an improvement in smoke alarm technology."
Understanding that you cannot predict the type of fire you may have in your home or when it will occur, Universal Security Instruments launched the IoPhic line to help protect families from fires as well as prevent nuisance alarms. Whether it is a fast flaming fire that spreads quickly or a slow smoldering fire that can burn for hours before bursting into flame, installing IoPhic smoke alarms ensures maximum detection of both types of fires from a single alarm. Using patented Universal Smoke Sensing Technology(TM), the breakthrough microprocessor is the first new smoke alarm technology to launch in thirty years and is ideal for every room in the home.
"It's extremely common for people to disable their alarms due to a nuisance source such as cooking smoke or steam from the shower," says Greg Boggs, President of the African American Firefighter's and Paramedic's League of Chicago. "In fact, we see a lot of deadly situations in homes with no working smoke alarms. This proves that having a disabled smoke alarm is as potentially dangerous as not having one."
IoPhic patented microprocessor technology contains an algorithm that allows the alarm to differentiate between everyday cooking smoke, steam and, most importantly, real fires. IoPhic smoke and fire alarms are available at Homedepot.com in both 9V battery and 120V hard wire versions.
To educate families and raise awareness of the dangers of smoke alarm nuisances, and how to best protect their families from both fast flaming and slow smoldering fires, Universal Security Instruments is launching the website http://www.smokeandgasalarms.com next week, which will offer tips, expert advice and videos on fire and home safety. Universal Security Instruments can also be found at http://www.Facebook.com/UniversalHomeSafety.
Universal Security Instruments, Inc. is a U.S. based company and distributes safety and security products. Founded in 1969, the company has an over 40-year heritage of developing innovative and easy-to-install products, including smoke, fire, carbon monoxide and natural gas alarms.
Additional information may be obtained by contacting Betsi Schumacher at email@example.com or 312-257-3034.
**The study was completed by the Department of Fire Protection Engineering at the University of Maryland (UMD) with the sponsorship of the Maryland Industrial Partnerships(MIPS) and Universal Security Instruments.
***UL217 Smoldering Smoke Test on 5/26/10, Underwriters Laboratories, Project #09CA38078
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Bascom Research, LLC Files Patent Litigation Lawsuits Against Facebook, Inc. and LinkedIn Corp.
Infringement Alleged on Patents Critical to Social and Business Networking Technology
Damages and Injunctive Relief Sought
MCLEAN, Va., Oct. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Bascom Research, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Lexington Technology Group, Inc., filed patent infringement lawsuits today against five social and business networking companies, including Facebook, Inc. and LinkedIn Corp., in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. At issue are several patents that are instrumental to social and business networking technology.
"We strongly believe that Facebook, LinkedIn and the other defendants are infringing our patents," says Lexington Technology Group CEO Will Rosellini. "Our pioneering technology was patented as early as 2001--long before the advent of Facebook, LinkedIn and other social and business networks--and covers key aspects of online collaboration and relationship linking."
Earlier this week, Document Security Systems, Inc. (NYSE MKT: DSS), a leader in anti-counterfeit, authentication, and mass-serialization technologies, announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to merge with Lexington Technology Group. The merger is expected to become final in the first quarter of 2013, at which point Bascom Research will become a subsidiary of DSS. More information can be found at http://www.lex-tg.com.
Document Security Systems and Lexington Technology Group, Inc. will host a conference call on Thursday, October 4 at 4:00 PM to discuss the merger.
-- Time: 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time
-- Date: Thursday, October 4th, 2012
-- Investor Dial In (Toll Free): 877-407-9205
-- Investor Dial In (International): 201-689-8054
-- Live Webcast URL: : http://www.investorcalendar.com/IC/CEPage.asp?ID=169854
A replay of the teleconference will be available until October 24, 2012, which can be accessed by dialing (877) 660-6853 if calling within the U.S. or (201) 612-7415 if calling internationally. Please enter account #286 and conference ID # 4013037 to access the replay.
Based in McLean, VA, Bascom Research acquired a patent portfolio of six patents and four pending patent applications related to technology invented by Thomas L. Bascom, who independently developed pivotal technology for use in the telecom and national security sectors. This patented technology has been commercialized by Mr. Bascom's previous company, LinkSpace, LLC, and is a means of organizing data and relationships, and sharing information in a computer network.
Bascom Research believes defendants are in violation of key patents covering this technology, and is seeking a judgment of infringement, injunctive relief and appropriate damages. Bascom's innovations cover the manner in which users and application developers on the Facebook platform make connections between "objects" such as photos, people, events and pages - which is the very essence of Facebook's business.
The patents that are the subject of the lawsuits are:
-- U.S. Patent No. 7,111,232 ("the '232 Patent"), entitled Method and
system for making document objects available to users of a network
-- U.S. Patent No. 7,139,974 ("the '974 Patent"), entitled FRAMEWORK FOR
MANAGING DOCUMENT OBJECTS STORED ON A NETWORK
-- U.S. Patent No. 7,389,241 ("the '241 Patent"), entitled METHOD FOR USERS
OF A NETWORK TO PROVIDE OTHER USERS WITH ACCESS TO LINK RELATIONSHIPS
-- U.S. Patent No. 7,158,971 ("the '971 Patent"), entitled METHOD FOR
SEARCHING DOCUMENT OBJECTS ON A NETWORK
In addition to Facebook, Inc. and LinkedIn Corporation, the other defendants in the case are: Jive Software, Inc., BroadVision, Inc. and Novell, Inc. The cases are:
-- Bascom Research, LLC v. Facebook, Inc., Civil Action No:
-- Bascom Research, LLC v. LinkedIn Corporation., Civil Action No:
-- Bascom Research, LLC v. Novell, Inc., Civil Action No:
-- Bascom Research, LLC v. Jive Software, Inc., Civil Action No:
-- Bascom Research, LLC v. BroadVision, Inc., Civil Action No:
Copies of the summons are available at: http://lex-tg.com/news.html?news_id=71450
ABOUT BASCOM RESEARCH:
Bascom Research, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Lexington Technology Group headquartered in McLean, VA, is a software development company focused on applying computational and data structures to complex data sets in the medical field. Bascom Research is currently engaged in the research and development of radio frequency identification (RFID) software for use in the electronic health records space. Clinical trials are expected to commence in Virginia hospitals in the near future.
ABOUT LEXINGTON TECHNOLOGY GROUP:
Lexington Technology Group invests both expertise and capital in the development and monetization of pioneering technologies. Lexington's goal is to catalyze technology development within its investments and to reward those who take on the risks of innovation. To that end, Lexington Technology Group plans to invests in companies that have developed important innovations but have not been fairly rewarded by the marketplace, where shareholder value depends on the company's ability to successfully monetize patented technologies. Its efforts contribute to an intellectual property market in which inventors are better able to profit from their inventions. More information is available at http://www.lex-tg.com.
ABOUT DOCUMENT SECURITY SYSTEMS:
Document Security Systems, Inc. (NYSE MKT: DSS) is a leader in anti-counterfeit, authentication, and mass-serialization technologies, providing security solutions to corporations, governments, and financial institutions. DSS security programs are designed to protect against product diversion, counterfeit, theft, and other costly and damaging occurrences. From risk analysis and vulnerability assessment, to systems integration and monitoring, DSS offers the advanced tools and knowledge base needed to protect the world's most valuable and at-risk brands. More information can be found at their website, http://www.dsssecure.com
Important Additional Information Will Be Filed with the SEC
This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities of DSS, or Lexington Technology Group or the solicitation of any vote or approval. In connection with the proposed transaction, DSS will file with the SEC a Registration Statement on Form S-4 containing a proxy statement/prospectus. The proxy statement/prospectus will contain important information about DSS, Merger Sub, Lexington Technology Group, the transaction and related matters. DSS will mail or otherwise deliver the proxy statement/prospectus to its stockholders and the stockholders of Lexington Technology Group when it becomes available. Investors and security holders of DSS and Lexington Technology Group are urged to read carefully the proxy statement/prospectus relating to the Merger (including any amendments or supplements thereto) in its entirety when it is available, because it will contain important information about the proposed transaction.
Investors and security holders of DSS will be able to obtain free copies of the proxy statement/prospectus for the proposed Merger (when it is available) and other documents filed with the SEC by DSS through the website maintained by the SEC at http://www.sec.gov. In addition, investors and security holders of DSS and Lexington Technology Group will be able to obtain free copies of the proxy statement/prospectus for the proposed Merger (when it is available) by contacting Document Security Systems, Inc, Attn.: Philip Jones, Chief Financial Officer, at First Federal Plaza, 28 East Main Street, Suite 1525, Rochester, New York 14614, or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Investors and security holders of Lexington Technology Group will also be able to obtain free copies of the proxy statement/prospectus for the Merger (when it is available) by contacting Lexington Technology Group Technology Group, Inc., Attn.: Jennifer Buckley, 375 Park Avenue 26th Floor, New York, NY 10152, or by e-mail at email@example.com.
DSS and Lexington Technology Group, and their respective directors and certain of their executive officers, may be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies in respect of the transactions contemplated by the agreement between DSS, Merger Sub and Lexington Technology Group. Information regarding DSS's directors and executive officers is contained in DSS's Definitive Proxy Statement on Schedule 14A prepared in connection with its 2012 Annual Meeting of Stockholders, which was filed with the SEC on April 18, 2012. Information regarding Lexington Technology Group's directors and officers and a more complete description of the interests of DSS's directors and officers in the proposed transaction will be available in the proxy statement/prospectus that will be filed by DSS with the SEC in connection with the proposed transaction.
Statements in this press release regarding the proposed transaction between DSS, Merger Sub and Lexington Technology Group; the expected timetable for completing the transaction; the potential value created by the proposed Merger for DSS's and Lexington Technology Group's stockholders; the potential of the combined companies' technology platform; our respective or combined ability to raise capital to fund our combined operations and business plan; the continued listing of DSS's or the combined company's securities on the NYSE MKT; market acceptance of DSS products and services; our collective ability to maintain or protect our intellectual property rights through litigation or otherwise; Lexington Technology Group's limited operating history, competition from other industry competitors with greater market presence and financial resources than those of DSS's; our ability to license and monetize the patents owned by Lexington Technology Group, including the outcome of the litigation against social networking companies and others; potential new legislation or regulation related to enforcing patents; the complexity and costly nature of acquiring patent or other intellectual property assets; the combined company's management and board of directors; and any other statements about DSS's or Lexington Technology Group's management teams' future expectations, beliefs, goals, plans or prospects constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Any statements that are not statements of historical fact (including statements containing the words "believes," "plans," "could," "anticipates," "expects," "estimates," "plans," "should," "target," "will," "would" and similar expressions) should also be considered to be forward-looking statements. There are a number of important factors that could cause actual results or events to differ materially from those indicated by such forward-looking statements, including: the risk that DSS and Lexington Technology Group may not be able to complete the proposed transaction; the inability to realize the potential value created by the proposed Merger for DSS's and Lexington Technology Group's stockholders; our respective or combined inability to raise capital to fund our combined operations and business plan; DSS's or the combined company's inability to maintain the listing of our securities on the NYSE MKT; the potential lack of market acceptance of DSS's products and services; our collective inability to protect our intellectual property rights through litigation or otherwise; competition from other industry competitors with greater market presence and financial resources than those of DSS's; our inability to license and monetize the patents owned by Lexington Technology Group, including the outcome of the litigation against social networking companies and others; and other risks and uncertainties more fully described in DSS's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011 and its Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q for the quarters ended March 31, 2012 and June 30, 2012, each as filed with the SEC, as well as the other filings that DSS makes with the SEC. Investors and stockholders are also urged to read the risk factors set forth in the proxy statement/prospectus carefully when they are available.
In addition, the statements in this press release reflect our expectations and beliefs as of the date of this release. We anticipate that subsequent events and developments will cause our expectations and beliefs to change. However, while we may elect to update these forward-looking statements publicly at some point in the future, we specifically disclaim any obligation to do so, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. These forward-looking statements should not be relied upon as representing our views as of any date after the date of this release.
Live Without Boundaries With The All-New LG Optimus G Coming From AT&T And Sprint
Leading U.S. Wireless Operators Among World's First to Offer LG Optimus G with Quad-Core Power and Speed
ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J., Oct. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- LG Electronics today announced that the high-powered LG Optimus G superphone will be available in the United States on the AT&T and Sprint networks. As the world's first quad-core LTE (Long-Term Evolution) smartphone with the Qualcomm Snapdragon(TM) S4 Pro processor, LG Optimus G is not only one of the fastest phones on the market, but also one of the most powerful.
Designed to set a new standard in the industry, LG Optimus G combines LG's leading LTE, display and energy technologies with Qualcomm's Snapdragon S4 Pro processor to create an extremely fast and incredible mobile experience. Equipped with a high-density 2,100mAh battery and impressive 4.7-inch True HD IPS Plus display, Optimus G users can seamlessly multitask between personal, business and entertainment needs and go beyond the boundaries of traditional on-the-go smartphone capabilities.
"LG Optimus G is the culmination of cutting-edge technologies provided by LG's class-leading global entities," said James Fishler, senior vice president, marketing and go-to-market operations, LG Electronics USA. "Drawing upon expertise from the LG Mobile Communications Company, LG Display, LG Chem and LG Innotek , we have carefully designed a new superphone that encourages users to step beyond everyday boundaries and explore a limitless world of power and creativity."
The elegant yet sleek design and the imaginative user experience displayed in the new Optimus G are made possible thanks to a collection of technologies from industry-leading developers in their fields. State-of-the-art display technologies from LG Innotek and LG Display such as True HD IPS Plus and Zerogap Touch, a unibody unitthat eliminates the gap between the glass and the LCD panel, harmonize to offer one of the slimmest, sharpest and clearest viewing experience yet. The new battery from LG Chem has a longer life designed for multitasking. An ultra high-resolution, compact camera is employed in the Optimus G to offer super sharp photos without pixilation.
Sprint and AT&T will be among the first wireless service providers in the world to offer the LG Optimus G, which is powered by the new Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor - a 1.5GHz quad-core CPU processor with Asysnchronous Symmetric Multiprocessing, which enables each core to power up and down independently to increase performance while saving battery life.
Combined with LTE technology, the impressive processor allows users to easily and quickly view a video while running other apps at the same time. All of this power and functionality is housed in a light weight, eye-catching slim body to cater to fashionable lifestyles. LG developed and patented Crystal Reflection to give the back cover the ability to display different patterns depending on the angle and lighting. The intricate pattern gives Optimus G a clean finish reminiscent of a jewel.
The Optimus G creates the perfect combination of pleasure and functionality through a unique user experience not seen on any other device. While mobile communication, business, and entertainment are easily accommodated with the Optimus G, the all-new device can also release one's inner artist with a wide range of features including:
-- The QSlide Function shows two different screens simultaneously on one
display so users can quickly send an important work email while playing
a graphic-intense video at the same time.
-- QuickMemo allows users to take notes on captured documents or photos
with their fingers and instantly share with colleagues as an attachment
-- Live Zooming enhances viewing experiences by enabling consumers to zoom
in up to five times while watching video to see small details normally
hidden on the screen.
-- Photographs can be intensified with camera capabilities like Time Catch
Shot, which empowers the user to choose the best photo among various
shots taken before the shutter button is pressed.
-- Dual Screen Dual Play not only allows mirroring between the smartphone
and a TV or monitor, it also has the ability to display different
content on each screen. For example, a slide presentation can be
displayed on the monitor while the Optimus G shows the accompanying
-- Creativity is also put to the test by the Icon Personalizer, which
allows consumers to customize the sizes and images of their most-used
-- Advanced 13 MP or 8 MP rear-facing camera with Time Catch Shot, "cheese
shutter" and Smart Shutter and Low Light Shot Noise Reduction
-- Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) operating system
-- Qualcomm Snapdragon(TM) S4 Pro processor with 1.5GHZ Quad-Core Krait
CPUs and LTE
-- 32 GB of memory or 16 GB of on-board memory and microSD slot pre-loaded
with a 16GB SD card that can accommodate up to 64GB of expandable memory
-- 4.7-inch WXGA True HD IPS Plus Display (1280 x 768 pixels)
-- Display technologies including Zerogap Touch
-- 2,100mAh battery
-- Bluetooth® Version 4.0
-- 1.3 MP front-facing camera
-- Capable of 2G/3G/ 4G LTE networks
-- Crystal Reflection glass finish
-- DualScreen Dual Play feature that wirelessly displays different content
on both a TV and the smartphone
-- Screen Zooming allows zooming in and out of lists in music player,
email, text messages and the photo gallery for increased visibility.
About LG Electronics USA
LG Electronics USA, Inc., based in Englewood Cliffs, N.J., is the North American subsidiary of LG Electronics, Inc., a $49 billion global force and technology leader in consumer electronics, home appliances and mobile communications. In the United States, LG Electronics sells a range of stylish and innovative mobile phones, home entertainment products, home appliances, and air conditioning systems and energy solutions, all under LG's "Life's Good" marketing theme. LG Electronics is a 2012 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year. For more information, please visit http://www.lg.com.
Zions Direct Corporate Bond Market Snapshot for Week Ending September 28, 2012
Auction customers received average yields 55 basis points higher than market
SALT LAKE CITY, Oct. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Zions Direct, the online broker-dealer that allows its customers to purchase corporate bonds in its daily web-based auctions, announces its weekly auction results. Since 2006, Zions Direct has auctioned over $2 billion in more than 7,000 fixed-income auctions.
In auctions closed from September 24, 2012 to September 28, 2012, investors purchasing corporate bonds in the auctions received average taxable yields 0.55 percentage points, or 55 basis points, higher than comparable bonds reported in FINRA's Trade Reporting and Compliance Engine (TRACE).
Corporate Bond Auction Comparison Data (auction data from auctions.zionsdirect.com)
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Zions Direct, in conjunction with BondDesk Group LLC, regularly publishes a Market Snapshot for investors to help understand the current bond market, summarizing current weighted-average yields of investment-grade municipal and corporate bonds.
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Corporate Bonds' Average Yields Trade Data* (source: FINRA's TRACE)
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Although information in this Market Snapshot is believed to be reliable, Zions Direct and BondDesk make no express or implied warranties of any kind regarding this information, including as to its accuracy or completeness. Auction data excludes bonds in undersubscribed auctions. Any specific weekly results may be heavily influenced by large, atypical volatility, trade volume, or other unusual investing events.
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Blipboard Unveils World's First Personalized Social Map At DEMO Fall 2012
Team from Skype and Palm announces innovative iPhone App that prompts users to "tune in to life nearby"
SANTA CLARA, Calif., Oct. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- DEMO Fall 2012 -- Blipboard, Inc., a San Francisco-based startup, today announced Blipboard for iPhone. Blipboard is a live social map that provides information and alerts about interesting things nearby. Using Blipboard, users can "tune in" to people and places, and get alerts about club events, happy hours, restaurant specials, and other happenings posted by people and places around the city.
Blipboard was founded by Aneil Mallavarapu, and built by a seasoned software team including Jason Fischl, formerly at Skype, and Ludovic Legrand from Palm. The first version of the app will be released on iPhone and focused on San Francisco.
"Blipboard connects users with local influencers and businesses using pins on a map," said Mallavarapu. "Unlike Twitter, Blipboard alerts you to happenings relevant to your interests when you're nearby and most likely to be interested."
Using Blipboard, users can:
-- Tune in to friends, places and tastemakers
-- Attract nearby people to an interesting place or event
-- Build followings and become local tastemakers in their city
Product images/screenshots available at http://www.blipboard.com/demopr
About Blipboard Inc.
Blipboard is the brainchild of co-founders Aneil Mallavarapu and Jason Fischl. Aneil Mallavarapu is an award winning computer scientist from Harvard with a PhD from UCSF. Jason is a hands-on serial entrepreneur who has co-founded four technology companies and was most recently a senior director of engineering at Skype. Blipboard is focused on location-based social communications and mapping, following its motto, "Tune in to life nearby."
Produced by the IDG Enterprise events group, the worldwide DEMO conferences focus on emerging technologies and new products innovations, which are hand selected from across the spectrum of the technology marketplace. The DEMO conferences have earned their reputation for consistently identifying cutting-edge technologies and helping entrepreneurs secure venture funding and establish critical business. For more information on the DEMO conferences, visit http://www.demo.com/. All product and company names herein may be trademarks of their registered owners.
Official Festival Station Celebrates Bob Moog's Legacy
SAN DIEGO, Oct. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Slacker, Inc. launched Moogfest 2012, the official radio station of the 2012 Moogfest festival in Asheville, NC. Featuring music from the Moogfest lineup, this Slacker station includes artists such as Orbital, Santigold, Explosions in the Sky, Nas, Miike Snow and many more.
The Moogfest 2012 station can be found in the "Festivals/Events" station category everywhere Slacker is available, including all major smartphones, the iPad, Sonos wireless systems and on the web at http://www.Slacker.com/Moogfest.
"Moogfest is one of the most unique and important music festivals around," said Scott Riggs, senior director of radio at Slacker. "The lineup includes an amazing list of influential artists that descend upon Asheville to celebrate the legacy of Bob Moog. It is a privilege to be on site during the festival, interacting with the artists and sharing insight into their passion for music."
The annual Moogfest event takes place Oct. 26-27, 2012 in various venues around downtown Asheville, NC, celebrating Bob Moog's legacy in the place he called home. For more information about Moogfest, the full lineup, and ticketing information please visit: http://www.Moogfest.com.
"We're truly excited to be partnering with Slacker Radio again this year. The dedicated festival station allows our fans to discover new artists and experience the essence of Moogfest online and on the go, not only through the music, but through artist interviews and exclusive content gathered on site," said Jeff Cuellar, Director of Connectivity at AC Entertainment. "Most importantly, Slacker Radio allows our fans to enjoy Moogfest outside of the festival grounds and get excited about Moogfest year round."
Slacker Radio has the most varied and compelling range of customizable content offered by any radio service, while maintaining the most personal listening experience. This includes over 200 expert-programmed and interactive music stations, along with customizable stations featuring ESPN Radio and live programming, ABC News, comedy, custom artist-hosted showcase stations and leading music festival stations. In addition, Slacker listeners can create their own personalized radio stations featuring their favorite music, news and sports. Slacker Premium Radio also includes on-demand access to the entire Slacker music library featuring millions of songs.
About Slacker, Inc.
Slacker offers the world's most complete range of radio services, from millions of songs to custom content from ESPN Radio, ABC News and much more. Whether it's the award-winning free Slacker Basic Radio, the fully-loaded Slacker Radio Plus, or Slacker Premium offering on-demand access to Slacker's music catalog, listeners enjoy a unique, custom listening experience. Slacker enables music lovers to play highly personalized music online at the Slacker web site, in Ford vehicles with SYNC AppLink, on connected home devices or on-the-go with free Slacker Personal Radio applications. Slacker mobile applications are available for iPhone, iPad, Android, BlackBerry smartphones and more. For additional information visit: http://www.Slacker.com/about.
NASA Tournament Lab & TopCoder Launch Big Data Challenge Series for U.S. Government Agencies
Ideation Competitions Seek New Solutions to Integrate Information Across Fields of Health, Energy and Earth Sciences
ORLANDO, Fla., Oct. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- TopCoder®, Inc., the world's largest competitive Community of digital creators today announced the launch of the Big Data Challenge - a series of ideation competitions hosted through the NASA Tournament Lab (NTL) to create mobile applications that integrate across multiple United States agencies data repositories related to the field of health, energy and earth sciences. Competitors will be tasked with imagining tools and techniques that find new value hidden in discrete government information domains and then describing how they may be shared as universal, cross-agency solutions that transcend the limitations of individual silos. Registration is open today through 10/13/2012 for the Ideation Challenge phase, the first of four idea generation competitions in the series. For full competition details and registration visit: http://community.topcoder.com/coeci/nitrd
Sponsored by the Networking and Information Technology Research and Development program, (NITRD), the Big Data Challenge series is a partnership between NASA, the National Science Foundation (NSF), the Department of Energy (DoE), TopCoder and Harvard Business School. The goal of the series is to apply the process of Open Innovation (OI) to conceptualizing novel approaches to extracting value from the huge information sets residing in various agency silos and delivering impactful value while remaining consistent with individual agency missions.
The opportunity to contribute to a matter of national importance draws many individuals and teams from diverse fields within the general public, so beyond cash prizes are the rewards of peer recognition and the satisfaction that comes with making a real impact on a significant challenge.
The TopCoder Open Innovation platform and process allows U.S. government agencies to conduct high risk/high reward challenges in an open and transparent environment with predictable cost, measurable outcomes-based results and the potential to move quickly into unanticipated directions and new areas of software technology.Big data is a term applied to data sets whose size is beyond the ability of commonly used software tools to capture, manage and process the data within a tolerable elapsed time. Big data sizes are a constantly moving target currently ranging from a few dozen terabytes to many petabytes of data in a single data set.
"The TopCoder platform for Open Innovation is the most sophisticated platform of its kind available today in the digital space," said Rob Hughes, President and COO of TopCoder, Inc. "Matched with the power and talent of the TopCoder Community, we look forward to seeing new value created out of existing government big data that will manifest itself in new tools and services for both American consumers and industry."
The TopCoder platform supports the entire end-to-end digital creation lifecycle - from idea conception to implementation and support through a true collaborative open innovation model. Almost any type of content, application, algorithm or digital asset can be built entirely through the platform - whether a standalone mobile app through to enhancements or additions to large, existing enterprise systems to the development of entirely new cloud based offerings for customers to testing and support through small enhancements and bug fixes. All areas of digital creation are covered through one easy to use cloud based Innovation as a Platform (IaaP) offering accessing TopCoder's renowned community of over 425,000 members - from business analysis to creative asset creation, analytics and sophisticated processes for API, software design and development as well as digital content.
About NASA Tournament Lab
NASA and Harvard University have established the NASA Tournament Lab (NTL), which with the enabling capabilities of the TopCoder community allow for competitions to create the most innovative, most efficient, and most optimized solutions for specific, real-world challenges being faced by NASA researchers. The NTL provides an online virtual facility for NASA researchers with a computational or complex data processing challenge to "order" a solution, just like they would order laboratory tests or supplies. Learn more at the official NTL Website.
The Networking and Information Technology Research and Development (NITRD) Program is the Nation's primary source of Federally funded revolutionary breakthroughs in advanced information technologies such as computing, networking, and software. A unique collaboration of Federal research and development agencies, the NITRD Program seeks to:
-- Provide research and development foundations for assuring continued U.S.
technological leadership in advanced networking, computing systems,
software, and associated information technologies
-- Provide research and development foundations for meeting the needs of
the Federal government for advanced networking, computing systems,
software, and associated information technologies
-- Accelerate development and deployment of these technologies in order to
maintain world leadership in science and engineering; enhance national
defense and national and homeland security; improve U.S. productivity
and competitiveness and promote long-term economic growth; improve the
health of the U.S. citizenry; protect the environment; improve
education, training, and lifelong learning; and improve the quality of
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BlueFlame products are stylish in design and feature eye-catching elements and cutting edge technology. The line provides a cool alternative to accessorizing your mobile devices.
"In creating the BlueFlame line of accessories, we have focused on core qualities of style, efficiency and power," said Craig Small, Director of Product Development at BlueFlame Technologies. "We are proud to offer an extensive line of products that fuses electronic innovation with elevated design."
BlueFlame. Your Universe Connected. Beautifully.
Headquartered in Boston, MA, BlueFlame Technologies creates breakthrough designs that are crafted with the finest materials. The unique and portable products make it possible to stay connected; with people, with ideas, with music, with your universe.
NuWallet Delivers Integration Toolkit for osCommerce and General-Use Integration Instructions for Mobile-Enabled eCommerce Merchants
DALLAS, Oct. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- NuWallet, Inc., a mobile payment and personal information management application provider, has released a pre-tested integration toolkit for the osCommerce, open source, shopping cart platform; as well as, a general-use integration instruction set for any eCommerce merchant who wants to fully leverage mobile-based transactions.
The NuWallet digital wallet app cuts the mobile checkout process from minutes to just a few seconds by securely auto-populating the user's billing and shipping information into the merchant's checkout page to quickly complete a transaction. The app significantly reduces the potential of costly input errors, which not only frustrate the customer, but also increase the likelihood of shopper abandonment.
NuWallet has made integration with merchants easy and affordable. Merchants simply add basic script code to their online shopping carts, while remaining fully compatible with their established back-end payment processing solution. NuWallet is working to provide additional toolkits for other popular online shopping carts and has published an easy-to-follow integration script for custom or private shopping cart platforms.
"The integration of the NuWallet software to our proprietary shopping cart was extremely easy, and I like the fact the NuWallet technology is credit card agnostic" says Mark Lowe, eCommerce CTO for Catholic Faith Store, Dressy Days and USA Made Jewelry. "This technology is important to us because our sites are mobile-enhanced and we're experiencing dramatic growth in the number of mobile-based purchases" he said.
"We believe the consumer will enjoy the speed of the automated checkout process, using only a few taps of the finger to complete a transaction" said George Hendrix, NuWallet's President and CEO. By making checkout easy and fast for the consumer, the NuWallet app leads to a higher mobile-based conversion rate which reduces abandonment of the purchase for the merchant.
Unlike other mobile wallet payment processes that charge additional per-transaction fees and/or expensive usage fees, NuWallet offers an affordable, fixed annual license fee for participating merchants regardless how many transactions occur or the purchase amounts.
Key Features on the NuWallet Shopping Cart Application:
-- Secure communication between the checkout page and the NuWallet app
-- Automated and accurate payment data from the consumer
-- Payment option flexibility
-- Automated shipping data from the consumer
The NuWallet Toolkit and Integration Instructions are now available via NuWallet's web site. From now through January 14th, 2013, merchants can use the solution license free.
-- Toolkit for osCommerce
-- Integration Instructions for proprietary shopping carts
-- Integration Instructions for open source shopping carts
-- Other Toolkits coming
NuWallet is a patent-pending technology of NuWallet, Inc. and was founded by a team of industry veterans with a vast amount of experience in credit card processing; merchant services; banking and cash management and the internet security industry.
65% of IT Pros are Satisfied or Extremely Satisfied With Windows Server 2012, New InformationWeek Reports Research Finds
28% will have the OS deployed on some servers by June 2013.
SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- InformationWeek Reports (http://reports.informationweek.com), a service provider for peer-based IT research and analysis, announced the release of its latest research report. Windows 8 Survival Guide: Server 2012 encompasses analysis of results from InformationWeek's recent Windows 8 Survey<s> </s>and guides readers in determining a timeline for deployment of Microsoft's latest server OS. More than 850 business technology professionals responded to this poll.
Windows Server 2012 is being overshadowed by Windows 8; however, the server side of Microsoft's ambitious road map will likely make a far greater impact on most companies in 2013 vs. the client-side OS. The 452 respondents at organizations upgrading to Windows 8 have an average of 26% of their servers still running on Windows Server 2003 (22%) Windows Server 2000 (4%).
-- 77% of our survey respondents have Microsoft Hyper-V in use now (34%) or
are open to adopting the hypervisor.
-- 22% now run Windows Server 2003; by 2014, that number will drop to just
-- 20% say single pane of glass management for all Windows Servers in the
domain will have a significant impact on their shops.
-- 3% say they'll wait for Service Pack 1 to deploy Server 2012.
The report author, Randy George, has covered a wide range of network infrastructure and information security topics in his six years as a contributor to InformationWeek and Network Computing.
"We haven't seen much in the trade press about Server 2012's support for single-pane-of-glass management for all Windows Servers in a domain," says Lorna Garey, content director of InformationWeek Reports. "But our respondents are more interested in that than even a more-capable version of Hyper-V."
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Sony and hitRECord, Joseph Gordon-Levitt's Open Collaborative Production Company, Provide Artists with a Unique Opportunity to Create Art with Sony NEX-5R Camera
LOS ANGELES, Oct. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Sony Electronics and hitRECord, Joseph Gordon-Levitt's open collaborative production company, have teamed up to provide artists with a unique opportunity to create photo and video art.
Throughout the fall, video and photography-based creative collaborations will be featured by Gordon-Levitt at hitRECord.org for development. To jump-start the process, Sony will provide select artists from the hitRECord community; artists who have displayed their passion and talent for photography and cinematography, with NEX-5R cameras to help realize their creative vision. The collaborative projects will be developed by hitRECord's creative community of more than 125,000 artists world-wide, and presented at hitRECord's upcoming Fall mini-tour as well as syndicated throughout the internet.
"hitRECord creates art using technology. Sony creates technology to make art. And, by making better technology available to artists, the potential for higher quality art increases exponentially," said Gordon-Levitt. "I've used Sony cameras since I was a kid. And, Sony has remained one of my main cameras of choice ever since. It feels so perfect to me that Sony is coming on board to support hitRECord and our creative community of artists."
"We're thrilled to be able to show our support for Joseph and the hitRECord community, and to be able to get our new NEX-5R camera in the hands of its talented artists," said Michael Kenny, senior marketing manager from Sony's digital imaging group. "Combining a lightweight design and Wi-Fi connectivity with a large image sensor and the freedom to change lenses, the camera is a perfect fit for the highly creative, connected group of artists on hitRECord. We can't wait to see what they're able to produce."
In addition to distributing the collaborative art made by the hitRECord community, because of the relationship with Sony, hitRECord will be able to pay its artists more than it ever has before.
hitRECord's Fall tour will kick off November 13th in Washington, DC. As hitRECord live-events are an opportunity to create, Sony will have a number of NEX-5 cameras on-hand to help capture the creative process.
Artists of all concentrations (Video, Audio, Image and Text) are invited to join-in on the thousands of creative collaborations currently going on at hitRECord.org. To learn more, please visit: http://www.hitRECord.org
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New Multi-Task Machining (MTM) Products Featured by Haas & Gibbs
MOORPARK, California, October 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
Cimatron limited (NASDAQ and TASE: CIMT), a leading provider of integrated CAD/CAM
software solutions for the toolmaking and manufacturing industries, announced today that
GibbsCAM [http://www.gibbscam.com ](R), its software for programming CNC machine tools,
will be demonstrated as part of Haas Automation's annual Demo Days, to be held at numerous
Haas Factory Outlets (HFOs), in the U.S. and Canada, on October 10th.
During this year's Demo Days, Haas features its ST and DS series of multi-task
machines with Y axis and dual spindles, which are available in standard and super-speed
configurations. There will be live demonstrations on the Haas machines, plus educational
seminars on the latest trends for increasing efficiency in discrete-part manufacturing.
As leaders in Multi-Task Machine (MTM) programming, Gibbs will be demonstrating its
GibbsCAM MTM Option which helps customers fully utilize the capabilities of complex MTM
machines, including the Haas ST and DS series machines. GibbsCAM combines ease use with
powerful programming capabilities to help customers program parts quickly, accurately and
efficiently. GibbsCAM also provides the efficiency of a single interface for turning,
milling and non-cutting motion, and further simplifies programming of MTMs with its Synch
Manager, a highly efficient, graphical utility that synchronizes tool groups, optimizes
toolpath, and alerts users to inefficient or conflicting operations.
GibbsCAM MTM post processors, like all GibbsCAM posts processors, are customized to
provide error-free operation for specific machine-control combinations, maximizing
productivity and efficiency.
GibbsCAM MTM is integrated with GibbsCAM Machine Simulation for complete toolpath
verification and simulation to identify and correct tool interference and gouges before
the part gets to the shop floor, preventing costly mistakes.
"As the momentum continues from one of our most successful IMTS shows to date, Gibbs
is excited to participate at Haas demo Days once again," said Robb Weinstein, Senior Vice
President of Sales and Strategic Planning of Gibbs and Associates. "We will demonstrate
how a combination of GibbsCAM and Haas machines provides an ideal solution for customers
who need to increase output, productivity and profits with single-setup mill-turn
machining. In addition, we will highlight GibbsCAM's VoluMill HSM option, which fully
supports all Haas mills."
Among the various HFOs featuring GibbsCAM are the following:
- Little Rock, AR | HFO Jeffreys Manufacturing Solutions
- Meridian, ID | King Machine
- Phoenix, AZ | HFO
- Spring, TX | Champion Machine Tool
- Tempe, AZ | Ellison Technologies
- Torrance, CA | HFO Trident Machine
- Windsor, CT | HFO Trident Machine Tool
"In support of Haas Automation, we are presenting our complete solution for Haas CNC
machines, with a special focus on the Haas ST and DS series multi-task turning centers,"
continued Mr. Weinstein. "We are happy to report that we have GibbsCAM post processors and
machine simulation models for these new Haas MTM machines in addition to the many other
Haas machines fully supported by GibbsCAM. In fact, we already have many Haas customers
successfully programming these machines with GibbsCAM for optimal productivity."
About Gibbs and Associates and GibbsCAM
For thirty years, Gibbs and Associates has been a leader in providing cutting edge
CAD/CAM technology, while maintaining its signature ease-of-use and productivity.
Powerfully Simple, Simply Powerful is the guiding philosophy at Gibbs. Gibbs believes in
empowering the NC programmer, machinist, and manufacturing engineer, not eliminating them.
Gibbs' goal is to introduce manufacturers to new technologies and new ways of working that
makes their machining easier and their businesses more profitable. To achieve this goal,
Gibbs creates tools that are naturally intuitive, graphically interactive, extremely
visual, associative, and just plain enjoyable to use. Gibbs provides a total quality
solution with the service and support that successful customers require.
The current GibbsCAM product line supports 2- through 5-axis milling, turning,
mill/turning, multi-task simultaneous machining and wire-EDM. GibbsCAM also provides fully
integrated manufacturing modeling capabilities that include 2D, 2.5D, 3D wireframe,
surface, and solid modeling. GibbsCAM is Compatible with Windows 7 and Certified for
Windows Vista. GibbsCAM's data exchange capabilities are able to access the broadest range
of native and industry standard CAD data formats. GibbsCAM is certified under the Autodesk
Inventor Certified Program, is a Siemens Solution Partner Program-PLM for Solid Edge
product, and is a SolidWorks Certified CAM Product. GibbsCAM is either offered or endorsed
by a number of leading worldwide control and machine tool manufacturers, including GE
Fanuc, Infimatic, Siemens, Doosan Infracore, Haas, Index, MAG Fadal, Mazak, Mitsubishi,
Mori Seiki, and Tornos. Gibbs and Associates distributes its products worldwide through a
network of international Resellers.
In January 2008, Gibbs and Associates merged with Cimatron Ltd., and is now operating
as a wholly owned subsidiary. For more information about Gibbs and Associates and its CAM
software packages, visit its web site (http://www.GibbsCAM.com) or call 1-800-654-9399
(outside of North America, call +1-805-523-0004).
With 30 years of experience and more than 40,000 installations worldwide, Cimatron
Ltd., or Cimatron, is a leading provider of integrated, CAD/CAM software solutions for
mold, tool and die makers as well as manufacturers of discrete parts. Cimatron is
committed to providing comprehensive, cost-effective solutions that streamline
manufacturing cycles, enable collaboration with outside vendors, and ultimately shorten
product delivery time.
Cimatron's shares are publicly traded on the NASDAQ exchange and the Tel Aviv Stock
Exchange under the symbol CIMT. For more information, please visit Cimatron's web site at: http://www.cimatron.com.
The Gibbs logo, GibbsCAM, GibbsCAM logo, Virtual Gibbs, and "Powerfully Simple. Simply
Powerful." are either trademark(s) or registered trademark(s) of Gibbs and Associates in
the United States and/or other countries. Microsoft, Windows and the Windows logo are
trademarks of the Microsoft group of companies. Autodesk, Autodesk Inventor, and Inventor
are registered trademarks or trademarks of Autodesk, Inc., in the USA and/or other
countries. All other brand or product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of
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