CTIA-The Wireless Association® Statement on the GAO Report on Wireless Phone Safety
WASHINGTON, Aug. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In response to the Government Accountability Office (GAO) report on wireless phone safety, CTIA-The Wireless Association® Vice President of Public Affairs John Walls issued the following statement:
"While we have not had a chance to examine the full report in detail yet, we appreciate the GAO's review of the status of scientific research in this area and of the comprehensive federal regulatory oversight of wireless phone safety.
"CTIA continues to defer to the views of scientific experts, federal agencies with expertise and impartial health organizations.
"The FCC, the FDA, the National Cancer Institute and the World Health Organization have each evaluated the scientific research on wireless phones that has been conducted worldwide for more than two decades. Each has found that the weight of the scientific research has not established that wireless phone use causes adverse health effects. Accordingly, the FCC has noted on its website that 'currently no scientific evidence establishes a causal link between wireless device use and cancer or other illnesses,' and that 'all wireless phones sold in the United States meet government requirements that limit their RF energy to safe levels.' More information about wireless phone safety is available to consumers on CTIA's website.
"The FCC has been vigilant in its oversight in this area and has set safety standards to make sure that radio frequency fields from wireless phones remain at what it has determined are safe levels. The FCC's safety standards include a 50-fold safety factor and, as the FCC has noted, are the most conservative in the world.
"The FCC recently announced that it will soon begin a review of its safety standards for wireless phones, and that it is confident that its emissions guidelines for wireless devices pose no risk to consumers. CTIA welcomes the Commission's continued careful oversight of this issue."
CTIA-The Wireless Association® (http://www.ctia.org) is an international organization representing the wireless communications industry. Membership in the association includes wireless carriers and their suppliers, as well as providers and manufacturers of wireless data services and products. CTIA advocates on behalf of its members at all levels of government. The association also coordinates the industry's voluntary best practices and initiatives, and sponsors the industry's leading wireless tradeshows. CTIA was founded in 1984 and is based in Washington, D.C.
FLOOST: A New Way Of Personalized Content Discovery and Sharing
SEATTLE, August 7, 2012/PRNewswire/ --
Content discovery is the latest problem to solve on the web. There has been an
outburst of news readers, aggregators, social news compilers - but they all fail to
provide what a user is actually looking for on the web. Content that YOU actually care
about. Floost (http://floost.com) attempts to tackle this problem by aligning content
to your interests - constantly evolving to suit your taste. As you enter your interests,
floost will find you relevant quality articles shared by fellow floosters, as well as top
relevant sources across the web.
Floost(http://www.floost.com) is one of the most rapidly growing social network.
Not only is it getting popular, it has high engagement from the users with recent numbers
showing that users spend an average of 30mins on the site and page-views/users have
tripled in the last quarter.
Don't mistake it to be another Pinterest look-alike. While Pinterest promises to be a
great site for those planning a wedding/home improvement projects or for budding Martha
stewards, its usability is restricted. Floost on the other hand, enables sharing and
reading on a variety of interests (read other than those only visually appealing). What
also distinguishes Floost is that the suggestions get more personal every time you use it.
Based on the user's browsing pattern, Floost identifies the user's short term and long
term interests and prioritizes the posts which are suited to that user's taste.
While the debate between the value of original versus curated content gets hotter,
Floost makes it easier for you to do both. Floost lets you post in-depth articles, links,
photos, videos: almost anything you might want to share on subjects that matter to you,
then shares them with others with the same interests. It is fun to watch your popularity
grow with Floost's analytics section.
Whether you are just interested in pursuing your passions, a serious blogger or a
journalist, floost could empower you to make the best of what the web has to offer. Give
it a try, you might get addicted!
Lucky Launches First-of-its-Kind E-commerce Platform with MyLucky
The Magazine About Shopping to Roll Out Publishing's Most Deeply Integrated E-commerce Experience Across all of Lucky's Editorial Platforms
NEW YORK, Aug. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Lucky magazine announced today that it is launching MyLucky, a social e-commerce platform that will be integrated across all Lucky content and accessible by web, mobile, and tablet. A first-of-its-kind technology, MyLucky will be a shopping platform of unprecedented scale with the potential to offer readers the ability to shop thousands of products from hundreds of brands. Readers will be able to instantly shop editorial content, engage in social shopping, access interactive brand boutiques, and use a universal login and shopping cart that will retain items and customized information across all touch points.
"Lucky's aim has always been to enrich the shopping experience for our readers, who are among the most passionate and savvy shoppers worldwide," said Brandon Holley, Editor-in-Chief of Lucky. "MyLucky is the next step in our ongoing mission to create the most engaging content about shopping by integrating an e-commerce program into the ongoing conversations our editors and readers are having about shopping. We are thrilled to have pioneered a platform that directly connects those conversations to a broad network of retail and brand partners creating a shopping experience abundant in choice led by editorial guidance."
The first elements of the MyLucky platform launch August 17th on LuckyMag.com and will feature shoppable editorial, branded shops and the creation of a universal shopping cart with the functionality to retain selections across all platforms, devices, and brands. MyLucky will additionally inform users when items in their shopping carts go on sale. MyLucky will be integrated into the soon-to-be launched Lucky Community which aims to greatly expand daily features on LuckyMag.com through content created by influential bloggers vetted by Lucky's editorial staff.
"MyLucky was designed to service the needs and wants of our readers, and is an engaging platform that directly connects readers to the brands they love," said Marcy Bloom, Vice President & Publisher of Lucky. "With MyLucky, we have attracted an exceptionally strong portfolio of brand partners who recognized the substantial potential in a well-designed e-commerce functionality that is fun, interactive, and deeply integrated across all Lucky content."
Utilizing technology from mobile ecommerce innovator Revel Touch, the October issue (available September 4th) will feature more robust shoppable content, including live feeds of editor picks that are updated daily. Additional enhancements this fall include public and private stickering, integration to social channels, and personalized product recommendations. MyLucky will eventually offer readers the opportunity to connect directly with Lucky's editors for guidance, and digital versions of the magazine's iconic stickers to collect favorite items from across the web.
"Lucky Magazine has been creating shopping inspiration and aspiration for years," said Mar Hershenson, Founder and CEO of Revel Touch. "Now they are breaking new ground by giving consumers the ability to shop thousands of looks from the brands they love - all from Lucky's digital edition and website. This is the future of content merging with commerce, and a huge win for retailers and shoppers alike. We are proud that Revel Touch's touch shopping platform is powering this industry-first initiative across Web, mobile and tablet."
MyLucky is the broadest retail initiative of any publication to date because of its ability to work with multiple retailers and brands through technology developed by Revel Touch that enables the integration of networks of feeds into Lucky's editorial content and brand-specific shops. Partners participating in MyLucky include Macy's, Sephora, Dior, A/X and Lancome who will be launching with interactive brand boutiques, and founding partner American Express who will be providing valuable offers to the MyLucky community and exclusive sync benefits to card members. Other retail partners include Net-a-Porter, Saks Fifth Avenue, and many more.
Lucky, the award-winning magazine about shopping, showcases what to wear and how to wear it, making fashion and beauty fun and accessible. Since Lucky's launch in December 2000, circulation has gone from 500,000 to over 1.1 million, proving to be one of the most successful launches in Conde Nast history. For the latest news from Lucky, log on to http://www.luckymag.com.
Lookout! NewsGator announces Social Sites 3.0 and SharePoint 2013 Compatibility
Lookout interface provides innovative way to tame, consume and interact with information deluge prevalent in enterprise social business networks
DENVER, Aug. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Just a few weeks after Microsoft announced its SharePoint 2013 public beta version, NewsGator today unveiled a major new release of its Social Sites software that is compatible with both SharePoint 2010 and SharePoint 2013 and offers an innovative way to find, consume and contribute content to make users smarter and more productive.
One of the new flagship capabilities of Social Sites is a completely redesigned user interface called Lookout that provides intelligent information streams and more user control over how enterprise information is consumed. With drag-and-drop simplicity, users can configure a personalized way to view all and only the content that's relevant to them -- creating a very different social experience. Users simply select the types of content they need - including activity streams, people, communities, topics, subjects, notifications, etc. - and Lookout intelligently filters out the "noise" from the useful information, serving it up in a multi-columnar dashboard view.
Lookout solves the biggest problem with the rapid adoption of today's social business tools: overwhelming users with information in activity streams and often missing important information in the process. Lookout serves up information with a different kind of interaction model that, in a single glance, shows users what's new and what they need to pay attention to. The new model is based on feedback from NewsGator's 4 million+ customers and 6+ years of social business innovation.
"With this latest release, NewsGator is helping people manage the flow of information that is displayed via activity streams," said Alan Lepofsky, vice president and principal analyst of Collaboration Software at Constellation Research. "With custom streams that filter posts based on author or topic, people can focus on the content they are most interested in. Additionally, the multi-column display (similar to tools like Tweet Deck or Hoot Suite) enables people to look at several streams at the same time, each showing a different set of content."
Social Sites also offers customers the fastest path to Microsoft's new SharePoint 2013 platform, on the heels of Microsoft's announcement of the public beta. What's even more significant is that Social Sites now supports both SharePoint 2010 and SharePoint 2013, with no licensing fees for upgrading. SharePoint 2010 users can contact NewsGator now about a free beta program to test the software, assuring an easy move to SharePoint 2013 when ready.
"The good news is that social computing is expanding exponentially in our company as more users discover the benefits. The challenge is that with more people engaged there's more traffic, making it hard to keep up with all of the activity in the stream," said Peter Teresi, Chief Technology Officer of ACORD, a global, nonprofit standards development organization serving the insurance industry and related financial services industries. "With Lookout, users will no longer have to worry about missing information or sifting through information not relevant to them. It will give us a flexible, easy vantage point in our social sphere that users can personalize to match their needs."
The built-in intelligence and capabilities of Social Sites 3.0 far surpasses those of traditional social business software, including:
-- A personalized multi-columnar view including easy drag-and drop tiles
allow users to personalize their stream to show notifications,
recommendations, people, communities, and subjects - information they
need, when they need it.
-- Robust filtering to intelligently refine what information the user
-- Social intelligence through recommendation engines, indicating why
colleagues and communities are being recommended to the user.
-- The ability for users to integrate high definition video, badging,
ideation, Q&A and private messaging into their streams.
-- Email integration. Not only can users receive email notifications, they
can respond to notifications and conversations in their activity streams
-- Visual cues to clearly show users what information is new or unread
since they last viewed the stream.
-- A new Windows 8-based user interface to provide greater personalization
and support for touch-enabled devices.
"Our customers told us they needed a better way to filter, refine, interact and consume large amounts of information in the social streams," said Brian Kellner, EVP of development and product management with NewsGator. "Social Sites 3.0 is the result of that feedback. We designed it to intelligently offer customers a variety of customizable features that allow them to better consume the streams' information flowing inside their organization and help customers. Whether they are on SharePoint 2010 or plan to move to 2013, they will still have the most advanced social experience available."
As a Microsoft Gold Certified Globally Managed Partner, NewsGator is helping over four million paid users in industries across the globe propel the future of productivity. NewsGator Social Sites delivers robust social technology to the enterprise with proven scalability and security to flagship clients like Accenture, Adidas, Deloitte, Ericsson, General Mills, JPMorgan Chase & Co., Kraft Foods, Merck & Co., Unisys Corporation, and the US Army. NewsGator delivers advanced social computing capabilities to Microsoft productivity and collaboration platforms, including SharePoint, Windows 8 tablets, SQL, Azure, Windows Phone 7, Lync, Office 365 and Dynamics and was honored as Microsoft's 2011 U.S. Partner of the Year. Follow us on Twitter @newsgator and at http://www.newsgator.com
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Entrepreneurs Launch FreshBiz Craze to Inspire Players to 'Win the Game of Life'
Developer Sold his House to Realize Dream: Record KickStarter Funding Round Opens August 8th
TEL AVIV, Israel, August 7, 2012/PRNewswire/ --
A team of Israeli-based entrepreneurs have developed a new hands-on game which
combines traditional aspects of the world's most popular board games with themes that fuel
self-accomplishment and getting ahead in life. The game has already generated heated
interest in game-focused blogs and social media sites.
On August 8th, FreshBiz (http://www.freshbiz-game.com) will become the most
ambitiousIsraeli-based entity to launch a funding round via the popular funding site
KickStarteraiming to generate $120,000 over the following month.
To date, initial capitalization from private sources has been $500,000. Projections
are for $2 million of revenue within a year of completing the campaign, accounting for one
million players and 20 business centers within a period of three years and 1,000 to 2,000
facilitators around the world.
FreshBiz will be officially re-released in board and digital versions in the coming
months. It is the brainchild of Ronen Gafni, 39, who sold his home in Northern Israel for
the sole purpose of creating and promoting the game which has already become a mini-
sensation within the cutting edge Israeli hi-tech world. He rapidly sold all 1,000
beta-version games produced.
The game's tagline "changing the way you play business and life," takes FreshBiz
beyond a mere gaming experience and helps guide players through many dimensions of life.
"People inevitably try to apply the lessons they learn in their hour around the board to
all kinds of real-life challenges," says Simcha Gluck, 33, a Co-Founder and Senior
FreshBiz Facilitator. "FreshBiz transcends the board and impels people to apply its wider
lessons in their lives."
The KickStarter campaign aims to raise $120,000 within one month (from 8.8 to 9.9)
which will be allocated to fund a complete redesign of the physical game as well as
support development and marketing for the digital version, which will be available in
multiple electronic formats for Ipad, Iphone, Android and PC. According to Gluck, an added
goal is to simultaneously create a FreshBiz community, where an app will help users
identify fellow FreshBizers to compare experiences and share contacts utilizing the model
of social media via a new model of connecting people who have benefited by playing the
FreshBiz workshops have already been offered to leading corporations including IBM, HP
Among those who have provided FreshBiz with some of its early critical acclaim is the
best-selling author and Real Estate Investor Robert Shemin who said after playing the
game, "FreshBiz is a brilliant tool to learn about the new world of business in a fun &
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Milicruit Crosswalk Makes it Easier for Soldiers to Translate Their Military Skills to Civilian Jobs
Milicruit.Jobs Portal Converts Military Occupation Codes to Equivalent Civilian Careers
CHICAGO, Aug. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Milicruit, the recognized leader for virtual career fairs for the military community, announces the successful launch of the Milicruit Crosswalk, http://www.milicruit.jobs, which will make it much easier for a servicemember to translate their military occupation codes or specialty to jobs in the civilian sector.
Milicruit led an effort in March, 2012 to help at least 10,000 veterans and military spouses find jobs with the employer partners who participate in the Milicruit virtual career fairs. In Five months, the employers have hired more than 7,300 and are on pace to exceed the original target of 10,000 hires well ahead of schedule.
"We are constantly striving and challenging ourselves for faster and better ways to connect servicemembers with our employer partners who wish to hire them, and the Milicruit Crosswalk will achieve just that. In addition to the monthly virtual career fairs we are now hosting, the Crosswalk allows the service member to view all available jobs by location, job title, and even their military occupation code or specialty. This is resulting in more veterans finding jobs they may not have thought they would have been a fit for," said Kevin O'Brien, VP Business Development, Milicruit.
Employers benefit greatly from the Milicruit service because they can recruit nationwide in one day and without the cost, burden, or environmental impact typically associated with traditional career fairs. Each employer has a virtual booth that allows for live interaction and provides the job seeker with everything they need to know about the company and why they should consider working for them.
"As Xerox continues to expand, quality employees are in high demand," said Jim Heidrich, Senior Vice President, Global Talent Acquisition and Staffing, Xerox. Heidrich retired from the Marine Corps as colonel after 28 years of service to his country. "Helping our recruiters better understand the benefits of military experience is a crucial step in Xerox being able to better serve our customers by hiring the best employees."
"Milicruit is now much more than an online job fair, it is a virtual recruitment center that connects veterans with employers in real time, provides resume workshops, translates military skills to civilian jobs, and allows the service members and spouses to chat live in the networking lounge. In essence we are bringing the career fair to the job seeker and employer and much more all from the convenience of wherever they may be located with an internet connection," said O'Brien.
Employers interested in joining in on the 10,000 Jobs Challenge can receive more information by emailing email@example.com
Milicruit is the recognized leader in virtual recruiting environments for military veterans. Powered by UBM Studios, Milicruit brings employers who are committed to helping returning veterans find suitable employment together with job-seeking military veterans and their spouses. Given the large number of veterans looking to reenter the civilian job market, Milicruit allows employers and job seekers to meet and interact in a convenient online setting. For additional information on Milicruit or to purchase virtual career fair services, visit http://www.veteranscareerfair.com.
About UBM plc
UBM plc is a leading global business media company. We inform markets and bring the world's buyers and sellers together at events, online, in print and provide them with the information they need to do business successfully. We focus on serving professional commercial communities, from doctors to game developers, from journalists to jewellery traders, from farmers to pharmacists around the world. Our 6,634 staff in more than 31 countries are organised into specialist teams that serve these communities, helping them to do business in their markets and to work effectively and efficiently. For more information, go to http://www.ubm.com; follow us at @UBM plc to get the latest UBM news.
Parks Associates: Real-time bidding (RTB) is changing online display advertising market, with revenues reaching $1.6 billion in 2012
Analysts Say RTB Could Revive Facebook's Advertising Business
DALLAS, Aug. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- International market research firm Parks Associates says advertising revenues from real-time bidding (RTB), which allows companies to target consumer segments in real time, will reach $7 billion in North America by 2017. The independent research firm's report Real-time Bidding: The Online Ad Exchangereports RTB will account for 34% of all online display advertising revenues by 2017. Industry efforts such as Facebook Exchange, along with firms such as SpotXchange, Nexage, and Google that are opening their ad inventories to the RTB market, are significant factors driving growth.
"Facebook's newly launched ad exchange is a driving force for RTB adoption and could help Facebook regain its market value as the social network serves approximately 33% of U.S. display ad impressions," said Heather Way, research analyst, Parks Associates.
RTB refers to the complete process, including the technology infrastructure and management systems, that enables the automated purchase and placement of online display advertising to specific audience segments. This more efficient and targeted advertising method is an important tool for firms such as Facebook, which is struggling to monetize content, because RTB allows them to place more relevant ads in front of their members.
"RTB enablers offer greater transparency, control, and accuracy, so once media buyers realize the benefits and become familiar with the new ad buying and selling process, ad spend from traditional display advertising will quickly transfer to RTB platforms," Way said. "Incumbent display ad sellers, such as ad networks, must integrate RTB capabilities to avoid losing market share."
However, the RTB process is not easily understood by the buyers of online display advertising.
"Ad agencies face multiple obstacles, including new media consumption and multidevice adoption, in an expanding and complex business environment," Way said. "New ad markets are difficult to navigate, and agency executives struggle to understand the inner workings of digital media and their impact on media campaigns."
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Parks Associates is an internationally recognized market research and consulting company specializing in emerging consumer technology products and services. Founded in 1986, Parks Associates creates research capital for companies ranging from Fortune 500 to small start-ups through market reports, primary studies, consumer research, custom research, workshops, executive conferences, and annual service subscriptions. http://www.parksassociates.com
Lockheed Martin Performs First Ever Outdoor Flight Test Of Laser Powered UAS
PALMDALE, Calif., Aug. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] and LaserMotive, Inc., have completed a series of flight tests of the Stalker Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) to further validate the performance of an innovative laser power system. These tests mark the first-ever outdoor flight of a UAS powered by laser.
Stalker is a small, silent UAS used by Special Operations Forces since 2006 to perform intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions. In a recent wind tunnel test, the UAS demonstrated 48 hours of continuous flight powered by this innovative laser system.
"This series of proof-of-concept tests took place in a remote desert location where environmental factors like wind and heat were constants. Not only did we demonstrate that the laser powered Stalker could perform well in this type of environment, we flew during both day and night without incident," said Tom Koonce, Lockheed Martin Skunk Works® Stalker program manager. "Ultimately we hope to provide our customers with remarkably long endurance to extend and expand the mission profiles possible for a small UAS like Stalker."
For the demonstration, the Stalker was fitted with a lightweight photovoltaic receiver and on-board power management hardware. The ground-based laser transmitter was based on LaserMotive's hardware developed for its winning entry in the 2009 NASA Centennial Challenge. Accomplishments of these proof-of-concept flights include:
-- Demonstrated net positive power to Stalker in flight, at ranges up to
-- Proved that the laser did not damage the Stalker and that the addition
of the laser receiver did not impact its normal flight operations or
-- Operated multiple test flights in a range of desert conditions (day and
night, high temperatures, and strong winds), demonstrating the
ruggedness of the Stalker-mounted laser receiver power system.
-- The beam director tracked the receiver for long periods, with centimeter
accuracy at 500 meters, despite turbulence and aircraft maneuvers.
-- Met all operational and safety requirements, including coordination with
the Laser Clearinghouse and flight operations.
"We're excited to work with Lockheed Martin to validate the ability of lasers to power Stalker in the field," said Tom Nugent, president of LaserMotive. "Wireless power via laser is an important emerging technology, and I look forward to continuing to work together to further prove this technology in future experiments."
Headquartered in Kent, Wash., LaserMotive is a privately held research and development company specializing in wireless power via laser for commercial applications.
Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company that employs about 120,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services. The corporation's net sales for 2011 were $46.5 billion.
Online poker giant 888poker is coming to Marbella, Spain. The meteoric rise of the
888poker Super Stack live events continues and 888poker has now added a new leg to the
series on the Costa del Sol.
Following the success of the Madrid Super Stack in July, 888poker has scheduled the
Marbella Super Stack for 26-28 October 2012 at the Casino Marbella, one of Spain's leading
888poker members will be able to qualify for a seat to the event via online
tournaments. Every Thursday at 8pm BST, 888poker is giving away three Marbella Super Stack
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888poker.com is the fastest growing online poker brand in the industry, hosting
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SiriusXM Launches "SiriusXM On Demand," Giving Subscribers Access to Exclusive SiriusXM Content Whenever They Want It
NEW YORK, Aug. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Sirius XM Radio (NASDAQ: SIRI) today announced the launch of SiriusXM On Demand, giving SiriusXM Internet Radio subscribers listening via its online media player and on Apple iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, the ability to choose their favorite episodes from a catalog of more than 200 shows and over 2,000 hours of content to listen whenever they want.
"On Demand access to SiriusXM programming broadens the availability of our exclusive content, allowing subscribers to enjoy their favorite shows and try new shows on their own time so they never miss a minute of the programming they love," said Bob Law, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Streaming Services and Products, SiriusXM. "SiriusXM produces great original content, and we are thrilled we can now make so much of it available on our listeners' schedules through SiriusXM On Demand."
SiriusXM On Demand will give subscribers at no extra charge:
-- Recent Shows: Access to more than 200 shows from exclusive talk and
entertainment, commercial-free music, comedy, and sports.
-- Selections from The Vaults: For the first time, SiriusXM is curating and
making selections from its vast audio archives--spanning many years of
exclusive shows, specials and series--accessible to listeners.
-- Updated content: SiriusXM's On Demand offerings will be updated daily
with great selections from its audio entertainment catalog, and the
available catalog will be expanded on a regular basis.
-- Featured Content: Regularly updated "Featured" section allows
subscribers to discover more content, including timely interviews, brand
new shows, "pop-up" channels, and seasonal series.
-- Easy Navigation: Using a mouse or finger, listeners can scan what's
playing or easily find a specific point on many shows.
SiriusXM listeners will have On Demand access to over 2,000 hours of SiriusXM content, including more than 200 shows from sports, comedy, exclusive talk and entertainment, and commercial-free music from many genres such as The Howard Stern Show, Bob Dylan's Theme Time Radio Hour, Tom Petty's Buried Treasure, select Jimmy Buffett concerts, The Opie & AnthonyShow, The Jamie Foxx Show, Ask Martha featuring Martha Stewart, Dr. Laura, The Bob Edwards Show, Mad Dog Unleashed featuring Christopher "Mad Dog" Russo, Ripken Baseball, Rotten Tomatoes(TM) Radioand many more.
SiriusXM listeners will also have access to curated selections from deep within the SiriusXM archives, including SiriusXM's exclusive Artist Confidential series and Town Hall specials with Bruce Springsteen, Roger Waters, Tom Petty, Usher, Ringo Starr, Coldplay, Nirvana, Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Coach K, and many others. In addition, listeners will get access to exclusive subscriber events, music specials, interviews from across SiriusXM's sports channels, and much more.
On Demand programming will be presented with minimal commercials on select shows. Music programming will have no commercials.
SiriusXM Internet Radio subscribers listening on Apple iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch will also be able to store select On Demand shows for a period of time on their devices and listen to content when not connected to the Internet. This allows offline listening while traveling on planes or anywhere at anytime without a wireless connection. Subscribers will also get automatic notifications when favorite programs become available for On Demand listening on Apple mobile devices.
SiriusXM On Demand will also soon be available on compatible Android devices.
Listeners can register for a complimentary 7-day trial to listen to SiriusXM Internet Radio online and on Apple smartphones and other connected devices. For more information on SiriusXM Internet Radio, please visit http://www.siriusxm.com/internetradio.
About Sirius XM Radio
Sirius XM Radio Inc. is the world's largest radio broadcaster measured by revenue and has more than 22 million subscribers. SiriusXM creates and broadcasts commercial-free music; premier sports talk and live events; comedy; news; exclusive talk and entertainment; and the most comprehensive Latin music, sports and talk programming in radio. SiriusXM is available in vehicles from every major car company in the U.S., from retailers nationwide, and online at siriusxm.com. SiriusXM programming is also available through the SiriusXM Internet Radio App for Android, Apple, and BlackBerry smartphones and other connected devices. SiriusXM also holds a minority interest in SiriusXM Canada which has more than 2 million subscribers.
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Naughty Poker, the newest online strip poker site, seeks user feedback for beta version
TORONTO, Aug. 7, 2012 /CNW/ - Whoever coined the phrase "lucky in cards,
unlucky in love," didn't reckon on Naughty Poker, a new - and free -
online strip poker site (http://www.naughty-poker.com) in which each winning hand shows a beautiful model striking an
alluring pose in successive stages of undress.
"It is naughty, but it's a tasteful and classy kind of naughtiness
combined with fast-paced game play that makes Naughty Poker a thrilling
experience beyond any other online strip poker," says David Shiller, a
Toronto-based software engineer who developed the site.
And with the beta version just going live, Shiller and his business
partner Wendy Marais, an accomplished online marketer, are giving the
public a chance to judge Naughty Poker for themselves.
Just go to http://www.naughty-poker.com and follow the prompts to create your own free account. If you'd prefer
not to open an account, you can explore Naughty Poker for free as a
"The beta version is only the beginning," says Shiller, who teamed up
with Wendy earlier this year to form the Naughty Network.
"Wendy and I have lots ideas for making the Naughty Poker experience
even more exciting, but before taking Naughty Poker to the next level,
we want as much user feedback as possible."
To have your voice heard, click on "Beta Feedback" on the Naughty Poker
home page. Then fill out and submit the online evaluation form.
"You don't have to be a shark to enjoy Naughty Poker," Marais says."
Anyone, regardless of their poker skills can play - and win."
Here's how the game works:
-- Once logged in, choose from among an ever-growing selection of
-- A photo of the chosen model, fully clad, appears on the screen.
-- Below the photo is a five-card poker hand.
-- Designate the cards you want to exchange; you may keep the hand
you have or exchange any number of cards.
-- If you get a pair of jacks or better, you win, and a new, more
revealing, photo of the model appears. If you draw a losing
hand, you'll see a less revealing photo of the model.
-- You can play as many hands as you like, and you can pick
another model at any time.
Intelligent Loop Announces a Cloud-enabled Tool Tracking and Equipment Management App for Android Devices
BOLINGBROOK, Ill., Aug. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Intelligent Loop announces the Tool Manager mobile enterprise application. This application leverages the cloud and a smartphone's ability to scan barcodes and acquire GPS to track assignment of equipment to jobsites and to personnel.
Intelligent Loop develops mobile enterprise software that focuses on providing easy to use applications that solve common business problems.
Tool management software eliminates time spent searching for equipment, cuts the cost of replacing misplaced tools, and handles the logistics of equipment assignment and returns. Beyond tool tracking, this tools management application also tracks warranty expiration information, scheduled maintenance dates and various financial information such as repair costs and depreciation.
Traditionally, tool tracking solutions are packaged with special purpose hardware for scanning barcodes and collecting data. Intelligent Loop's solution uses a smartphone's ability to scan barcodes, acquire GPS, and touch screen data entry with dropdown menus to eliminate costly special purpose hardware. Personnel at construction jobsites and the tool crib can rapidly assign and return tools.
The management and reporting software is cloud based and securely accessible from a browser. The cloud model eliminates the need to install and maintain complex server software, further cutting costs associated with traditional tool tracking solutions.
Managers can rapidly determine who has what tools, which jobsite they are issued to, when they are due back, scheduled maintenance and generate reports from the web.
"Smartphone and cloud technology, enable businesses to easily incorporate productivity tools that were previously associated with high costs, complexity and high time commitments just to get started" explained Intelligent Loop' president, Antonio Ransom. Antonio has been at the forefront of mobility since 1987. As a Distinguished Member of Technical Staff at Bell Labs he was a lead software engineer for some of the most widely deployed 3G systems in the world, and as a CMTS at Alcatel-Lucent, he was a 4G systems architect.
About Intelligent Loop
Intelligent Loop leverages advances in mobile and cloud-computing to deliver easy to use productivity applications. Their mission is to link people and things that consume information, with people and things that collect, process and disseminate information. For more information, visit http://www.intelligentloop.com or contact Antonio Ransom, firstname.lastname@example.org, 815-577-2024.
Saving Memories Forever Launches Free Genealogy App for iPhone
Combined the SMF iPhone app and SMF website provide a new approach to saving and sharing family history and stories through audio recordings.
ST. LOUIS, Aug. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Saving Memories Forever(TM) (SMF), has just launched its new iPhone App, Saving Memories Forever. This free application makes it easy to record and share family memories through audio recordings by seamlessly linking to the SMF website, http://www.SavingMemoriesForever.com.
With the official introduction of theiPhone App, the Saving Memories Forever( )audio system is fully integrated and ready for use.
This new approach to sharing family history through audio recordings was created by Harvey and Jane Baker. The two saw a need to go beyond ancestryandthe family tree to create an online portal where family members could tell their stories in their own voices to share and save for current and future generations.
A website review reads, "This App is a must have for people interested in documenting their family's history. Its interface is easy to use, the question prompts give you a ton of topics to talk about and the organization is great."
This Smartphone web-based system allows people to talk about the important things in their life, including happy, sad, and amusing memories. This combination of stories gives true insight into what a person was all about and is an invaluable oral tool for anyone interested in preservingfamily genealogy. It gives a grandchild or great-grandchild the chance to really know a deceased relative---far beyond facts and statistics.
Recordings on the SMF website are categorized, private, secure, and permission based. The basic package is free. Subscriptions with many additional features are offered at just $3.99 per month.
The audio scrapbook is ideal for anyone who attends family reunions, scrapbook workshops or genealogy conferences and wants to preserve those legacies.
ABOUT SAVING MEMORIES FOREVER
Saving Memories Forever (TM )provides a new online system to create and preserve family memories through audio recordings. Each subscriber has a dedicated area on the site to upload and manage their recordings. Available through the iTunes store, the new app is free and is a seamless connection between the website and recording process. Users with any computer can record, save, and upload their recorded stories with or without the app. For additional information visit http://www.SavingMemoriesForever.com.
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GiftCardLab.com Offers Unique Back to School Gift Options
Array of Gift Cards Available for Purchase, Options Include Local and National-Brand Gift Cards and E-Gift Cards
DALLAS, Aug. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- GiftCardLab.com, provider of gift cards and incentive cards, today introduced its back to school gift card suite, with gift options catering to students heading back to school in August or September. GiftCardLab.com makes it easy to purchase gift cards that students can use on new books, school supplies, a first-day-of-school outfit, decorating the dorm room, or a variety of other items.
GiftCardLab.com makes it safe and convenient for customers to purchase gift cards to local and nationwide businesses. With over 170 brands to choose from, its suite of back to school gift cards includes CanvasPop, Overstock.com, Sears, Target®, and Wal-Mart. For last minute back to school gifts, GiftCardLab.com offers e-gift cards, deliverable to a recipient's e-mail or phone via SMS text message. The suite of e-gift cards for the back to school season includes JCPenney, Kmart, Papa John's, and Steak 'n' Shake.
"As summer comes to an end, students are gearing up to begin another year of school," said GiftCardLab.com CEO David Jones. "GiftCardLab.com gift cards can set the tone for a strong start to another successful semester, whether your student is in elementary school, middle school, high school, or college. A personalized gift card lets you show your student how proud you are of their accomplishments."
By ordering online, consumers are protected from thieves tampering with the gift cards, a problem that has only increased in recent months. Because the gift cards and card numbers are protected, GiftCardLab.com customers know their gift cards arrive to the recipient with all of the funds still on the card. GiftCardLab.com even takes care of mailing so there's no last minute rush to the post office.
About GiftCardLab.com and IncentiveCardLab.com
GiftCardLab.com and IncentiveCardLab.com are your one stop shop for everything gift and incentive card, whether you're looking to personalize a Visa card with your own photo or logo, or find cards to your favorite retailers, restaurants, and local merchants. The Dallas based company was founded in 2004 and continues to strive to provide the largest selection of gift and incentive cards in the world while wowing customers with exceptional customer service. Learn more at GiftCardLab.com and IncentiveCardLab.com.
World's First RF Vector Signal Transceiver Redefines Instrumentation
-- The NI PXIe-5644R RF vector signal transceiver (VST), the first software-designed instrument, combines a vector signal generator and vector signal analyzer with a user-programmable FPGA into a single PXI modular instrument.
-- Engineers can transform the vector signal transceiver into a new instrument or enhance its existing functionality using NI LabVIEW system design software.
-- The new VST is ideal for testing the latest wireless and cellular standards such as 802.11ac and LTE.
AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- NIWeek - National Instruments (Nasdaq: NATI) today introduced the world's first RF vector signal transceiver (VST), the NI PXIe-5644R, and with it, a new class of software-designed instrumentation. This software-centric architecture represents a new era in which engineers and scientists can use LabVIEW to tailor open, field-programmable gate array (FPGA)-based hardware for their specific needs.
"A quarter-century ago, NI redefined instrumentation with LabVIEW system design software, and now we are doing it again with our vector signal transceiver," said Dr. James Truchard, president, CEO and cofounder of National Instruments. "When we first started our company, we envisioned the central role software would play in instrumentation, and now we are truly seeing LabVIEW revolutionize the way engineers approach RF design and test."
"At Qualcomm Atheros, instrumentation flexibility and to-the-pin control are critical for keeping our RF test process as efficient as possible, and we're pleased with the performance gains we've seen when testing with NI's new vector signal transceiver," said Doug Johnson, director of engineering at Qualcomm Atheros. "The NI PXIe-5644R provides us freedom and flexibility in the way we develop our 802.11ac solutions for our customers, and has significantly improved our test throughput."
-- Up to 6.0 GHz frequency coverage and 80 MHz instantaneous RF bandwidth
-- Industry-leading performance for testing the latest wireless standards
such as 802.11ac and LTE
-- More than 10 times faster measurements than comparable solutions
-- Can replace multiple traditional instruments at a fraction of the cost
-- Built on FPGA technology programmable with LabVIEW
-- Easily expands to support multiple input, multiple output (MIMO)
configurations or parallel testing in a single PXI chassis
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TalentBin Helps COMPAS Navigate Social Recruiting With Full Talent Search Engine Integration
Corporate Recruiting Departments and Staffing Agencies Alike Now Have Power to Source the Web for Hard-to-Find Top Talent on Super Versatile COMPAS Talent Management SaaS Platform
SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- TalentBin, the talent search engine that turbo-charges talent discovery across the web, today announced full integration with COMPAS Technology, a provider of SaaS talent management solutions tailored to corporate recruiters and staffing agencies. From directly within the COMPAS Applicant Tracking System (ATS) module, users now have the ability to utilize TalentBin to scour the entire professional web and social media communities to find and engage with the candidates who meet their specific experience and skills requirements - creating richer talent pools than ever before.
More than 100 leading companies, including Facebook, Groupon, Dolby, and Yahoo!, rely on TalentBin's Talent Search Engine for their social recruiting needs. TalentBin crawls social media and industry-specific web communities to identify potential job candidates, zeroing in on pertinent career information (skills, expertise, etc.) and merging them into a single unified web resume. Organizations can now access TalentBin's web sourcing capabilities from right within their COMPAS application, adding a powerful, proactive social recruiting toolset to complement COMPAS' existing suite of Applicant Tracking functionality, empowering recruiters to identify hard-to-find passive candidates in addition to attracting active job seekers.
"The COMPAS founders come from real-world recruiting, so this experience is in both our company's and our product's DNA. We have in-the-trenches knowledge of what will work and what won't for corporate hiring managers and staffing pros. As such, we're dedicated to steadily incorporating best-in-class, highly applicable new features and technology to our platform to solve genuine recruiting needs," said Tommy Semereaux, Director of Product at COMPAS Technology. "TalentBin does an excellent job of finding talent that matches highly specific requirements, whether the prospective hire is looking for a career change or not. This ability to go beyond job boards to proactively search, engage, and add new candidate profiles to talent pools gives COMPAS users a serious competitive advantage in the war for talent."
As part of the talent discovery process, TalentBin aggregates a candidate's "implicit" professional activity: the skills and interests they reveal across social networks like Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, Meetup, Quora, and more that might not make it to their resumes. Coupled with other industry-specific social communities like Github, Sourceforge, and Bitbucket for software engineering, for example, this bolsters passive professional profiles with information that's vital to helping recruiters determine ideal job fit. The result is a more accurate, 360-degree view of a candidate that covers everything from professional skills to personal interests. TalentBin then takes it one step further, compiling all contact information such as email addresses, Twitter handles, and more to help facilitate direct candidate engagement.
"COMPAS has a very discerning eye for what they add to their platform, and for good reason. To compete with other ATS and full Talent Management Systems, they keep their feature set highly intuitive, and highly applicable to the task of recruiting - which makes our talent search engine a natural fit," said Pete Kazanjy, Co-Founder of TalentBin. "Human capital is the lifeblood of today's market, accounting for the winners and losers in just about any industry. The truth is, the most coveted talent is rarely looking for a new job - so it's the jobs that need to find them. Rather than sitting back and hoping they'll apply, companies need to go out and proactively find their next rock star employees. TalentBin was designed to do just that, and now brings that invaluable capability to COMPAS."
TalentBin offers an API for seamless integrations with a wide range of software partners. The TalentBin solution already has over 200 million candidate profiles cultivated from over 30 professional social media communities, and growing. To make TalentBin a part of your talent sourcing and acquisition strategy, visit http://www.talentbin.com.
About COMPAS Technology
COMPAS Technology is an enterprise cloud computing company that developed cutting edge SaaS recruiting applications. COMPAS was developed by a San Francisco based recruiting team who was thoroughly dissatisfied with the functionality, pricing of the tools and technologies available for recruiting and staffing. Adhering to the core principles of "simplicity", "speed" and "software-as-a-service" the team grew COMPAS from a simple Applicant Tracking System into a comprehensive and powerful tool which fundamentally enhances the efficiency and effectiveness of the recruiting and staffing process.
Today COMPAS has 2 core products that are 100% cloud based (No Local Software Required, can be used on any browser, or any device) and serves both corporate recruiting departments and staffing agencies. The products have been quickly adopted by enterprise level companies of 10 thousand plus employees with an international reach and small organizations ranging from 40 to 100 employees. For more, visit http://www.mycompas.com.
Based in San Francisco, TalentBin is focused on turbo-charging talent acquisition for recruiters and hiring managers with its talent search engine, turning the web into a virtually endless talent sourcing database. By crawling targeted professional networking sites to pull together composite web resumes - adding vital skills and expertise to traditionally sparse profiles - it helps make fast and definitive job matches. TalentBin has aggregated over 200 million professional profiles to date, and provides user access from anywhere as a web application, as a browser plug-in for Google Chrome, or within existing Recruiting CRM, ATS, or HRIS system through an API. With staff hailing from VMWare, eBay, and LinkedIn, TalentBin is funded by First Round Capital, Charles River Ventures, and Ron Conway's SV Angel. For more, visit http://www.talentbin.com.
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LabVIEW 2012 Accelerates Success and Improves the Scalability of Measurement and Control Systems
- Provides recommended application architectures designed to save time, ensure scalability and lower maintenance costs
- Includes stability improvements and environment enhancements derived directly from customer feedback designed to increase productivity
- Supports a large portfolio of new hardware products showcasing NI's commitment to expanding platform capabilities and enabling cutting-edge systems
AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- NIWeek -- National Instruments (Nasdaq: NATI) today introduced NI LabVIEW 2012, the latest version of its industry-leading system design software for engineers and scientists. Users gain ready-to-run starting points for a breadth of LabVIEW applications and access to new training options that help improve the quality of their systems. These new features demonstrate NI's ongoing commitment to provide a platform that accelerates the success of any measurement or control system and ensures that users can innovate with confidence.
"Building a system fast is important, but it's equally important to build it right - that means using solid architectures and proven development practices," said Dr. James Truchard, president, CEO and co-founder of National Instruments. "New features and resources in LabVIEW 2012 promote training and drive development practices to help our customers deliver high-performance and high-quality systems in less time, thereby minimizing development and maintenance costs."
LabVIEW 2012 Features
-- Templates and sample projects
-- Self-paced online training
-- Improved stability
-- New tools for high-performance analysis and advanced image processing
-- Productivity enhancements powered by the user community
-- Mobile apps for display and control on an iPad
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Rotary Ventures into eCommerce with the Launch of Its Online Store
SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif., Aug. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Rotary Corporation, the world's largest supplier of aftermarket parts for outdoor power equipment, has launched online stores for the US and Canada using Shopatron's retail-integrated eCommerce solution. Now shoppers in North America can buy any of Rotary's replacement parts and small engine components direct from the company's online store, and have the products delivered to them through an authorized Rotary dealer.
The new partnership gives Rotary a world-class, hosted eCommerce solution that supports the company's extensive network of dealers and distributors. Participating Rotary dealers across North America will fulfill online orders from their current inventory using the Shopatron Order Exchange.
"Shopatron is the perfect solution for Rotary because it allows us to sell online, while at the same time, promote our dealers," said Rotary eCommerce and Web Marketing Manager Caylee Bickmore. "By passing online orders to the dealers, we are providing them with an additional source of revenue and access to new customers. Ultimately, the program will result in a higher inventory turnover for dealers and increased sales for everyone."
Rotary joins more than two dozen garden and tool brands on the Shopatron platform, nine of which have launched online stores in 2012. These manufacturers share online orders with over 500 retail partners participating on the Shopatron order exchange.
To learn more about Shopatron and its eCommerce solutions for branded manufacturers and multi-channel retailers, visit ecommerce.shopatron.com or call 866-625-5050.
About Rotary Corporation
Rotary Corporation is the world's largest supplier of commercial strength aftermarket parts for outdoor power equipment. They take pride in the fact that 80 percent of their products are produced in the US. The extensive product line includes lawn mower accessories such as blades, filters, spark plugs, wheels, trimmer line, and small engine components. The company strives to introduce new and improved products for the increased success of the Green Industry.
Shopatron is the world's only eCommerce solution that increases sales online, while also increasing sales through retail stores. Shopatron's eCommerce and order management solution provides an innovative and flexible approach to online sales that matches the unique needs of branded manufacturers, multi-channel retailers, and online marketplaces. Founded in 2001, Shopatron works with over 1,000 branded manufacturers and 20,000 retail partners across more than 40 industries. Clients include top brands such as Bosch, Suzuki, Polaroid, Mizuno, Ducati, JL Audio, K2, Intermix and Sport Chalet. The company has offices in San Luis Obispo, California and Swindon, United Kingdom.
Trend Micro Unleashes Big Data Analytics and New, Advanced Capabilities in the Smart Protection Network
Trend Micro enhances its ever-evolving cloud-security infrastructure for superior cloud, mobile and targeted attack protection.
CUPERTINO, Calif., Aug. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Trend Micro Inc. (TYO: 4704;TSE: 4704), the global leader in cloud security, today announced an expansion of the Trend Micro(TM) Smart Protection Network(TM), the cloud-based security infrastructure introduced in 2008 that powers most of the company's products and services. The latest iteration of the Smart Protection Network incorporates advanced big data analytic capabilities that enable Trend Micro to identify new security threats across a broader range of data sources, delivering global threat intelligence that stops threats even faster than before.
These capabilities, especially crucial in the era of mobility, cloud adoption, and advanced persistent threats and targeted attacks, have been integrated into the Smart Protection Network in order to tackle the dramatic volume, variety, and velocity of threats. With this announcement, the Smart Protection Network now includes:
-- Newly added technologies, including mobile app reputation (for mobile
threats), vulnerability rules (for vulnerability and exploits), network
inspection rules (for network communications), and in-the-cloud
whitelisting (for minimizing false positives). These combine with the
Smart Protection Network's existing reputation technologies -- Web
reputation, Email reputation, and File reputation - to further Trend
Micro's global threat intelligence, one of the most comprehensive in the
-- New, custom tools to correlate critical relationships among all the
components of an attack, and model cybercriminal behavior and the
environments they work in to quickly determine whether something is good
or bad. This modeling allows Trend Micro to proactively identify new
threats from the data streams using behavioral-based identification
methods. By correlating global threat intelligence across many threat
vectors, Trend Micro delivers protection against the wide variety of
-- An evolved cloud infrastructure, allowing for a greater capacity to
collect massive amounts of threat data without consuming bandwidth on
customers' networks and endpoints. Trend Micro was one of the first
security companies to move beyond the conventional approach of resident
protection and utilize the power of the cloud to block threats before
they reach users. The Smart Protection Network provides automated
protection through its cloud infrastructure enabling Trend Micro to
protect customers across physical, mobile, virtual, and cloud
Trend Micro customers benefit from these new capabilities, receiving real-time protection against today's threats through efficient and easy-to-manage security products such as Trend Micro Deep Security - the company's flagship product for physical, virtual and cloud environments; Trend Micro Deep Discovery - an innovative Advanced Persistent Threat detection solution; and Trend Micro Titanium for consumer endpoint security.
The Threat Landscape: Then and Now
Today's threat environment means vendors have to deal with the 3Vs of threats: volume, variety, and velocity. Each of these is growing at an astounding rate and has required a shift in how security vendors manage today's threats, especially as cloud adoption, personal mobile device usage, and targeted cyber attacks increase. In 2008, Trend Micro identified one million malware samples, compared to 30 million unique threats Trend Micro is currently tracking for 2012. Mobile threats are also on the rise: In 2008, Trend Micro detected less than 100 threats designed for mobile devices; by comparison, in 2012, Trend Micro has already identified almost 27,000 new malicious apps for the Android platform alone.
Within this new threat environment, the amount of data is also on the rise and constantly on the move -- from cloud to servers to endpoints to mobile devices. According to IDC, the amount of data needing protection will grow by a factor of 90 by 2020. To address these trends, the Trend Micro Smart Protection Network enables organizations and individuals to take a more data-centric approach to security. Unlike traditional, perimeter-centric security, which assumed protectable boundaries surround critical data, the Smart Protection Network protects data wherever it resides.
The Smart Protection Network: Then and Now
With the introduction of the Smart Protection Network in 2008, Trend Micro marked a new approach to security where less reliance was placed on time-consuming pattern-downloads on the client, and more emphasis was placed on stopping threats at their source - in the cloud. Trend Micro was one of the first security vendors to use cloud-based technology to block threats before they reach a network or endpoint.
Since 2008, Trend Micro has continued to evolve and adapt the Smart Protection Network according to the changing threat landscape, and the way businesses and consumers use technology. The proof is in the numbers: In the beginning, the Smart Protection Network managed 5 billion URL, email, and file queries per day. By 2012, that number has more than tripled to 16+ billion queries per day. Likewise, in 2008, the Smart Protection Network analyzed 1 terabyte of threat data daily, compared to the more than 6 terabytes of data it analyzes now.
Today, the Smart Protection Network identifies and blocks over 200 million threats a day - that's over 2300 threats per second. The cloud-based infrastructure, which identifies, correlates, and analyzes new threats, is backed by research labs in 12 regions around the globe, and 1200 security experts worldwide working on surveillance and prevention.
Dan Schiappa, senior vice president, identity and data protection, RSA, The Security Division of EMC
"The ability to combat cybercriminals requires a far more purposeful collaboration within the industry - such as that between RSA and Trend Micro - and a strong security ecosystem focused on sharing actionable information and mitigating risk. Our RSA® FraudAction service which is designed to help give our customers early warning about a broad variety of cyber threats, leverages real-time global threat intelligence data about viruses, spyware, spam and other malware from the Trend Micro Smart Protection Network. Trend Micro's move to enhance and expand the Smart Protection Network will benefit our customers who rely on multiple sources of threat intelligence data to better understand and fight against multi-vector cyber threats."
Eva Chen, CEO, Trend Micro
"Since the launch of the Smart Protection Network in 2008, the threat landscape has shifted to now focus on mobility and targeted attacks. Threats and cybercriminal attacks have taken on an unprecedented level of volume, variety, and velocity. These changes demand a smarter, accelerated approach to security so that our customers can confidently embrace the mobile device and cloud-era, knowing their data is protected, no matter where it resides."
The next-generation Trend Micro Smart Protection Network is strategically integrated into all of Trend Micro products and services including mobile, endpoint, server, network, messaging, gateway, and SaaS offerings for consumers and businesses of all sizes. Today, 48 of the top 50 global corporations rely on Trend Micro's ability to collect, identify and protect through the Smart Protection Network and ensure the volume, velocity and variety of threat data is managed efficiently and effectively.
For those organizations that have limited bandwidth or are concerned with privacy, Trend Micro offers the Smart Protection Server, ensuring communications and queries stay within the local network.
New Trend Micro Threat Intelligence Services are also now available to very large enterprises, government organizations and other partners. These services enable organizations to use actionable intelligence from the Trend Micro Smart Protection Network to build or enhance their security infrastructure for counteracting data breaches and other potential threats.
The Smart Protection Network also powers Trend Micro's free online tools:
-- Trend Micro(TM) HouseCall(TM), an on-demand antivirus software scanner
for identifying and removing viruses, trojans, worms, unwanted browser
plugins, and other malware software.
-- Trend Micro(TM) HouseCall(TM) for Mobile, which scans Android devices
for infected, Trojanized and malicious apps.
-- Trend Micro(TM) Smart Surfing for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch devices,
which provides a smarter, safer experience when surfing the web from an
-- Trend Micro(TM) ThreatWatch app for iPhone and Android aggregates and
delivers threat intelligence news to a mobile device, giving security
professionals, organizations and individuals an easy way to stay up to
date on the latest threats right from their mobile devices.
For more information about the Smart Protection Network, please visit the new landing page.
About Trend Micro
Trend Micro Incorporated (TYO: 4704;TSE: 4704), the global cloud security, creates a world safe for exchanging digital information with its Internet content security and threat management solutions for businesses and consumers. A pioneer in server security with over 20 years' experience, we deliver top-ranked client, server and cloud-based security that fits our customers' and partners' needs, stops new threats faster, and protects data in physical, virtualized and cloud environments. Powered by the industry-leading Trend Micro Smart Protection Network cloud computing security infrastructure, our products and services stop threats where they emerge - from the Internet. They are supported by 1,000+ threat intelligence experts around the globe.
Additional information about Trend Micro Incorporated and the products and services are available at Trend Micro.com. This Trend Micro news release and other announcements are available at http://newsroom.trendmicro.com/ and as part of an RSS feed at http://www.trendmicro.com/rss. Or follow our news on Twitter at @TrendMicro.
Sound Shapes(TM) Transforms Music Into Missions For Playstation®Vita And Playstation®3 Computer Entertainment System
Queasy Games Delivers the Ultimate Musical Platformer Along with Robust Editor to Custom-Create Musical Levels; Enlists the Talents of deadmau5, Beck, Jim Guthrie
FOSTER CITY, Calif., Aug. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC (SCEA) today announced the North American release of Sound Shapes, developed by Queasy Games, available exclusively for the PlayStation®Vita (PS Vita) and PlayStation®3 (PS3(TM)) systems. Following in the footsteps of the critically acclaimed Everyday Shooter for the PS3 and PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) systems, creator Jonathan Mak has teamed with musician and co-creator Shaw-Han Liem to deliver an experience where users have the ability to play, compose, and share their unique, music-based levels with others through the PlayStation®Network (PSN). Players navigate through more than 20 challenging environments that include an exceptional roster of musical talent including deadmau5, Beck, Jim Guthrie, and I am Robot and Proud, mixing music and platforming in a fresh new game experience. Each level features a distinctive art style contributed by notable artists from studios including Capy, Queasy, Pixeljam, Superbrothers, and Pyramid Attack, whose work was composed specifically to go hand in hand with the music.
Sound Shapes has been lauded by media with 1UP.com awarding the title at E3 2012 with "Best Playable (Game of Show)". Additionally top gaming outlets such as IGN.com called the game "Inventive, addictive, and clever", and Destructoid.com has stated the game is a "unique take on the platform genre."
"Sound Shapes truly explores the intersection of video games, music and art in a way that hasn't been done before," said Guy Longworth, Senior Vice President, PlayStation Brand Marketing. "We are excited for players to utilize the robust set of controls on PS Vita as well as PS3 to build their own musical gameplay environments and share with each other. With the inclusion of some big name artists such as Beck and deadmau5, this title will be a must have for PS Vita and PS3 owners."
Campaign Mode delivers an engaging and fun platforming experience that guides players through five unique "records" with a variety of challenges. Editor Mode features a deep level of customization that allows players to create unique levels with original music compositions. This editor mode utilizes the PS Vita system's front touchscreen and back touch pad to provide an easy to use interface for creating music and gameplay-infused experiences. During campaign gameplay, players run, jump, and stick while manipulating platforms, lasers, and other objects that trigger beats and musical cues to develop the game's soundtrack. Once the levels have been completed in the campaign, all of the music and artwork are available for players to create their own custom tracks/levels that can be shared with the community. Created levels can be uploaded and shared to the PSN for others to experience and rank. The game also supports cross-save between the PS Vita and PS3 systems, allowing players to play and resume on either platform. Sound Shapes will support a strong roster of downloadable content post launch and more details will be available in the near future.
Sound Shapes is rated "E" for Everyone by the independent Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB). For more information about the ESRB visit http://www.esrb.org. Sound Shapes is available exclusively for the PS Vita and PS3 systems for $14.99, and when purchasing either the PS Vita or PS3 version will get the other version at no additional cost.
About Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC
Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC continues to redefine the entertainment lifestyle with its PlayStation® and PS one® systems, the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, the PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) handheld entertainment system, the ground-breaking PlayStation®3 (PS3(TM)) computer entertainment system and its online and network services the PlayStation®Network and PlayStation®Store. Recognized as the undisputed industry leader, Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC markets the PlayStation family of products and develops, publishes, markets and distributes software for the PS one, PlayStation 2, PSP, PSPgo, PS Vita and PS3 systems for the North American market. Based in Foster City, Calif., Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC serves as headquarters for all North American operations.
Cross-Currents Characterize the Service Provider Voice Core Market, Forecasts Dell'Oro Group
Voice Over LTE Spending Stimulating An Upgrade Cycle
REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Aug. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --Dell'Oro Group, the trusted source for information about the networking and telecommunications industries, reported that service provider voice core equipment spending over the next five years is expected to hover at approximately $8 billion per year. The market is characterized by two major cross currents--declining sales of legacy voice equipment and fast-growing sales of voice and data segments of the market--which include IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) Core equipment, Voice Application Servers and Session Border Controllers. The latter segments are expected to grow at nearly a 20 percent compounded annual growth rate over the next five years.
"By mid next year, we expect as many as ten service providers will have launched Voice over LTE" said Chris DePuy, Analyst at Dell'Oro Group. "This new voice system is catalyzing significant infrastructure spending that will enable service providers to compete more effectively with Over The Top services and to reduce the cost to operate their networks. Voice over LTE absolutely is a catalyst which will propel sales levels of the new equipment to eclipse those of the old equipment," finished DePuy.
Projections for the Session Border Controller market remain essentially unchanged despite volatile results by vendors such as Acme Packet and Sonus Networks. The report also includes estimates for Voice over LTE (VoLTE) subscribers, IMS Core equipment, Softswitch and Media Gateway equipment, and Enterprise Session Border Controllers.
About the Report
The Dell'Oro Group Carrier IP Telephony 5-Year Forecast Report offers a complete overview of the Carrier IP Telephony industry with tables covering manufacturers' revenue, average selling prices, license/channel shipments for IMS Core (CSCF and HSS), softswitches, media gateways, session border controllers, and voice application servers. The report also includes an analysis of VoLTE. To purchase this report, contact Jessica Hsueh at +1.650.622.9400x222, or email at Jessica@Delloro.com.
About Dell'Oro Group
As the trusted source for market information about the networking and telecommunications industries, Dell'Oro Group provides in-depth, objective research and analysis that enable component manufacturers, equipment vendors, and investment firms to make fact-based, strategic decisions. For more information, contact Dell'Oro Group at +1.650.622.9400 or visit http://www.DellOro.com.
FreeRide Games and W3i Expand Distribution Partnership With Launch of Gamescoop.net
Free PC Downloadable Games Site Combines Premium White Label Games Service with Superior Install Technology
NEW YORK and SARTELL, Minn., Aug. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- For players of casual games, free has quickly become the preferred consumption choice. Seeking to capitalize on the demand for free game content, Exent's ad-supported gaming service - FreeRide Games - partnered with app distribution and monetization pioneer W3i to announce the launch of Gamescoop.net, a new white label games service offering completely free premium downloadable games.
GameScoop offers consumers 100% free access to full version PC casual games, including hit titles like 7 Wonders II, Cradle of Rome, and The Treasures of Montezuma. Unlike other game services where users are limited to 60 minutes of trial play, GameScoop offers gamers unlimited access to full version premium games for free, with no time or feature limitations. Ultimately, this is a much more compelling value proposition for app distributors.
For W3i and other download networks, turnkey white label games services, such as those provided by FreeRide Games, are a great way to leverage the increasingly popular online gaming market and ultimately drive more downloads. Game services like GameScoop yield extremely high conversion rates because of their ability to deliver 100% free, high quality, full version games without the need for user registration or messy checkout procedures.
"As a longtime distributor of the FreeRide Games app, we are very excited about the launch of GameScoop as an outgrowth of our relationship," said Lisa Nistler, SVP Sales & Marketing, W3i. "GameScoop users will surely benefit from free play thanks to FreeRide Games, and through W3i's 100% opt-in distribution model we will ensure delivery of an engaged audience that's ready to download and stay with the app."
"We are pleased to expand our relationship with W3i through the launch of GameScoop," said Kobi Edelstein, VP and General Manager, FreeRide Games. "This announcement underscores our commitment to providing publishers with high quality game content through a white label service that yields increased user engagement, dwell time, and ultimately revenue, while protecting brand integrity."
The engagement between the two companies began when W3i distributed the FreeRide Games service to consumers. After experiencing the FreeRide Games product and understanding the value of providing consumers with 100% free, high quality downloadable game content, the partnership evolved into a white label games service.
About FreeRide Games and Exent
FreeRide Games, part of Exent's Built with GameTanium network of sites and services, is the only 100% free online destination providing more than 500 premium casual PC and online games. Exent is the world's leading Games on Demand provider, delivering thousands of premium games across mobile, tablet, PC and TV platforms through all-you-can-play subscription and free, ad supported offerings to millions of gamers monthly. With its unrivaled monetization and programming expertise, Exent's Built with GameTanium services power the Games on Demand offerings for the world's leading broadband service providers, mobile operators, consumer electronics manufacturers, and consumer portals. To learn more, visit http://www.freeridegames.com.
W3i is a leader in monetization and user acquisition solutions for mobile and desktop apps. The company's mobile offer exchange sources and optimizes offers from leading providers, often doubling existing revenue. Offer providers benefit from the open marketplace of quality app enthusiasts with targeting and flexible pricing. For marketing desktop apps InstalllIQ recommends relevant apps during the installation process using advanced technology to match users with valued software. W3i's app experts deeply collaborate with application developers to grow their businesses. For more information, visit http://www.W3i.com and @W3i.
JNBridge Illustrates The Ultimate Bridge Between Java And .NET Platforms In Animated Video Scribe
Whiteboard animation video demonstrates how easy it is to achieve interoperability on the ground and in the cloud through JNBridge tools and adapters
BOULDER, Colo., Aug. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- JNBridge, (http://www.jnbridge.com), a leading provider of interoperability tools that connect Java and .NET Frameworks both on the ground and in the cloud, has released a fun, entertaining and educational video scribe which visually depicts how to connect Java and .NET technologies (jnbridge.com/videoscribe.htm). With customers ranging from small independent software vendors to large global enterprises, JNBridge's interoperability tools and adapters allow software-driven organizations to leverage both Java and .NET platforms in order to remove the complexities of cross-platform interoperability.
Animated video scribes are fun, highly engaging presentations that highlight and simplify often complex concepts through the use of visual and audio learning queues. Through a blend of audio storytelling and professional animation, video scribes help magnify and reinforce key learning points for enterprise and industry organizations.
"The idea of leveraging interoperability tools to connect Java and .NET platforms is often foreign, because people assume it's not convenient or possible," shared Wayne Citrin CTO of JNBridge. "When developing the video scribe, we wanted to visually depict the advantages of interoperability tools in a straightforward manner so the information would serve as a learning tool and resonate with a variety of audiences regardless of their technical background."
For more than a decade, Java and .NET have been the two leading software development platforms in the market. JNBridge delivers tools and adapters that let organizations easily connect heterogeneous software and make it work together simply and transparently, on the ground and in the cloud. JNBridge's core product, JNBridgePro seamlessly solves interoperability issues between Java and .NET-based components resulting in increased performance and productivity. In addition, its JMS Adapters for .NET and BizTalk Server enable single-step integration without the need to change the existing infrastructure. When capability and performance matter, JNBridge delivers increased time to market over other technologies. The video scribe illustrates how, by leveraging solutions like JNBridge, developers, "can make the impossible possible."
In addition to the video scribe, JNBridge offers more information on connecting Java and .NET platforms, as well as its interoperability tools at: (http://www.jnbridge.com). In conjunction with its 10(th) anniversary, the company is offering a series of Labs that demonstrate new ways to connect disparate technologies both on the ground and in the cloud. The labs are distributed freely, with pointers to documentation and links to source code. They are announced on the company's blog (http://www.jnbridge.com/jn/blog/) and are available on JNBridge's website (http://www.jnbridge.com/labs).
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JNBridge connects Java and .NET Framework-based components and applications together with tools and adapters that are fast, simple to use and remove the complexities of cross-platform interoperability, both in the cloud and on the ground. See what JNBridge can do in 3.5 minutes on (jnbridge.com/videoscribe.htm). JNBridge is a privately-held company based in Boulder, Colorado. Celebrating 10 years, JNBridge counts 25 percent of the Fortune 100 as its customers. The company has more than 500 unique customers in 40 countries that use its award-winning solutions in a wide variety of applications in financial services, insurance, media, manufacturing and other industries. Please visit (http://www.jnbridge.com) for more information.
Rally Software Accelerates Agile Portfolio Management Momentum with Acquisition
Agile Advantage Adds Cost Management to Rally's Agile ALM Platform
BOULDER, Colo., Aug. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Rally®, a leader in the management of Agile software development, has acquired Agile Advantage, a product and services company that helps organizations maximize the financial return of Agile software development projects. The acquisition adds integrated schedule and cost measurement to Rally Portfolio Manager, enabling accurate and objective evaluation of portfolio performance so companies can determine where they should steer their technology investments for higher returns.
Gartner recently named Agile Advantage a 'Cool Vendor' in its April 16, 2012 report entitled "Cool Vendors in Program and Portfolio Management, 2012.(1)" This designation is based on evaluation of emerging vendors whose technology is considered innovative, impactful and intriguing.
"Just as Rally's solutions changed the project management market 10 years ago, its solutions are now impacting the next generation of portfolio management with the same Agile principles that revolutionized how projects are managed," said Tim Miller, Rally's CEO. "Adding Agile Advantage's financial reporting capabilities to Rally Portfolio Manager fuels value-based decisions and provides organizations with the ability to deliver products faster and more profitably than their competition."
In December 2011, Rally introduced the industry's first Agile Portfolio Management solution - Rally Portfolio Manager - to provide a single system of record that connects strategic initiatives with project execution. Since its launch, Rally continues to incrementally add functionality to its Agile Portfolio Management solution in response to customers' needs, ensuring all features address the most pressing portfolio management challenges. Built on Rally's enterprise-class platform, Rally Portfolio Manager continues to deliver the benefits of Agile practices to strategic roadmap and portfolio planning levels by offering:
-- Business view of Agile development status
-- Development aligned with portfolio investment plans
-- Fact-based governance
-- Value-driven prioritization
-- Realistic roadmaps
"We share a core belief with Rally -- we passionately believe in the power of Agile practices," said Brent Barton, co-founder of Agile Advantage and Rally's newest Product Line Director. "We're excited to help accelerate the Rally Portfolio Manager roadmap with financial budgeting, as well as scope, schedule and cost forecasting features. With these features, customers can maximize the value delivered by optimizing their complex portfolios of projects and products."
Agile Advantage is a software products and services company focused on bridging the gap between Agile and traditional business planning processes. Its products translate the results of Agile teams into something consumable by business stakeholders and provide business-level forecasting of schedule and budget. Experienced members of the Agile community, Brent Barton (CEO) and Chris Sterling (CTO) founded the company to help organizations solve the business challenges of moving to Agile.
Brent is speaking at the Agile2012 Conference (August 13-17 in Dallas), for which Rally is a title sponsor, in the following two sessions:
-- Agile's Role in Developing Robust Software Competency at Precor:
11:30am-12:00pm CT, Wednesday, August 15
-- Dollars and Dates are Killing Agile: 3:30pm-5:00pm CT, Thursday, August
Rally Software is a leading global provider of cloud-based solutions for managing Agile software development. Rally's enterprise-class platform transforms the way organizations manage the software development lifecycle by enabling close alignment of software development and strategic business objectives, facilitating collaboration, increasing transparency and automating manual processes. Companies use Rally to accelerate the pace of innovation, improve productivity and more effectively adapt to rapidly changing customer needs and competitive dynamics. Rally has over 129,000 paid users and more than 1,000 customers, including 33 of the Fortune 100 companies.
(1)Gartner Cool Vendors in Program and Portfolio Management, 16 April 2012. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner's research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.
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Emulex Delivers 16Gb Fibre Channel Connectivity for EMC Storage Arrays
Available Through EMC Select, Emulex 16GFC Technology Enables High-Performance Cloud and Virtualized Data Centers
COSTA MESA, Calif., Aug. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Emulex Corporation (NYSE: ELX) today announced that its new LightPulse® 16Gb Fibre Channel (16GFC) Host Bus Adapter (HBA) technology is now available for use with EMC storage arrays through the EMC Select program. Designed for the next generation of high-density cloud, virtualization and business critical applications, the new Emulex 16GFC LPe16000-E and LPe16002-E adapters are perfectly positioned as customers begin investing in new server and storage infrastructure to meet these data center demands.
"Larger and faster databases, solid state disk, and next-generation servers are some of the I/O intensive technologies accelerating the need for 16GFC," said Shaun Walsh, senior vice president of marketing and business development, Emulex. "We offer the highest-performing adapters on the market today, as evidenced by a recent ESG Lab(1) report that revealed that our 16GFC adapters drive more than five times the IOPS than its 8GFC predecessor, and 75 percent less latency. This level of performance and speed enables customers to take advantage of the technology that tackles the ever-increasing growth of data."
Emulex 16GFC HBAs are optimized for cloud and virtualized environments, delivering more than a million IOPS on a single port(2), while simplifying and streamlining server and storage SAN connectivity requirements, and cutting the response time by 75 percent compared to its 8GFC predecessor(1). Upgrading to these new Emulex 16GFC adapters is simple, with full backward compatibility with 4 and 8GFC adapters from Emulex, including a common driver stack and management tools across multiple generations. In addition to future proofing customer's connectivity investment, Emulex 16GFC HBAs provide higher performance and lower latency even when running in 8GFC mode in an 8GFC environment(1), making Emulex 16GFC HBAs an ideal choice for customers looking to leverage their storage infrastructure investments into the future.
"Fibre Channel is still the primary storage technology used to support virtualized server environments for many of our customers," said Deirdre Wassell, Director, EMC Solutions Marketing. "Emulex 16GFC technology fits our customers' needs with high-performance and reduced latency without having to replace their existing SANs, which is even more compelling in an era where reducing costs remains a high priority."
Additional key features and benefits of the new Emulex 16GFC adapters include:
-- Increasing VM Densities: Emulex 16GFC adapters leverage Emulex
vScale(TM) for superior scalability, supporting up to 255 virtual
functions (VFs), 1024 Message Signal Interrupts Extended (MSI-X) and
8192 concurrent logins and open exchanges, up to four times the number
supported by competing 16GFC HBAs(3), enabling support for more VMs per
server than ever before.
-- Exclusive BlockGuard(TM) Data Protection: Emulex 16GFC adapters include
support for Emulex BlockGuard T10 Protection Information (T10-PI), which
provides enhanced data protection against silent data corruption.
-- Simplified and Time-Saving I/O Management: With a single driver model,
the Emulex 16GFC adapters can be controlled, configured and managed from
a single console using Emulex OneCommand® Manager, enabling enterprise
scalability with time-saving features that provide more than twice the
adapter management functionality and take half the time to install and
manage compared to other I/O solutions.(4 )Emulex OneCommand® Manager
plug-in for VMware vCenter(TM) Server allows users to manage Emulex
adapters across hundreds of servers, natively from the VMware vCenter
Server console so administrators don't waste time juggling multiple
-- Reduced Data Center CAPEX and OPEX: Emulex 16GFC adapters yield
consolidation benefits including significant cost savings by enabling a
reduction in cards, cables and the number of switch ports required when
using a 16GFC fabric, as well as delivering associated power savings
through better IOPS per watt performance. PCIe slots are also freed-up
for other needs.
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Emulex, the leader in converged networking solutions, provides enterprise-class connectivity for servers, networks and storage devices within the data center. The company's product portfolio of Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapters, 10Gb Ethernet Network Interface Cards, Ethernet-based Converged Network Adapters, controllers, embedded bridges and switches, and connectivity management software are proven, tested and trusted by the world's largest and most demanding IT environments. Emulex solutions are used and offered by the industry's leading server and storage OEMs including, Cisco, Dell, EMC, Fujitsu, Hitachi, Hitachi Data Systems, HP, Huawei, IBM, NEC, NetApp and Oracle. Emulex is headquartered in Costa Mesa, Calif. and has offices and research facilities in North America, Asia and Europe. More information about Emulex (NYSE: ELX) is available at http://www.Emulex.com.
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Sabra Brings Top Influencers to the Table - Welcoming the 2012 Sabra Tastemaker Panel
Leading food, adventure and photography bloggers embark on a unique food adventure with the makers of America's favorite hummus
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., Aug. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- For the second year in a row, Sabra(®) Dipping Company (http://www.sabra.com) is inviting some of the brightest stars of the blogosphere to the table as part of the Sabra Tastemaker Panel. This select group of influencers will participate in a guided taste adventure throughout the year including an intimate behind the scenes at Sabra's award-winning hummus facility in Virginia. Tastemakers will participate in curated tastings and new product evaluations. In turn, they will share their expertise with the brand while discovering new finds in the world of food preparation, ingredients, agriculture, and food photography.
Best known for its top-selling hummus, Sabra produces more than a dozen varieties including Tuscan Herb and Southwestern as well as single serving size and hummus packaged with pretzels. Hummus is one of the fastest growing products in its category. Sabra recently introduced authentic, fresh refrigerated Salsa, all natural Guacamole, as well as Greek yogurt based vegetable dips.
"Sabra loves connecting with fans in person, online and at home. Whether through our nationwide Taste Adventure sampling tours or our social media community, we especially enjoy hearing from our fans as we share the Sabra story," said Mina Penna, Senior Brand Manager for Sabra Dipping Company. "This year's Tastemaker Panel is made up of unique and inspired individuals who share our passion for new experiences and adventure through food. By joining us at the Sabra table, they will not only help more people discover Sabra, but help us shape our own story."
Sabra's 2011 Tastemaker Panel helped select the limited edition Season's Finest Rosemary, Olive Oil and Sea Salt hummus last year.
MattBites.com has been recognized by numerous publications, editors and writers and is one of the charter members of Martha's Circle, a selection of lifestyle blogs selected by the editors of Martha Stewart Living. Matt has appeared on Martha's daytime TV show, and in addition to blogging also teaches workshops devoted to food photography as well as speaking on food styling and photography at conferences, schools and colleges. Matt released his first cookbook, "On A Stick" in 2011.
Hungry Hungry Hippie is a lifestyle blog focusing on Elise's passions, including trying new foods and creating recipes. Elise blogs about food, fitness and her job as a Registered Nurse. She follows a mostly plant-based diet and has a following among people with similar lifestyles.
A freelance writer, advocate for better nutrition for children, and mother of two, Aviva started the healthy family dinner planning site The Scramble in 2003. She is the author of two popular cookbooks, "Six O'Clock Scramble" and "SOS! The Six O'Clock Scramble to the Rescue: Earth-Friendly, Kid-Pleasing Dinners for Busy Families," the latter of which was named one of the best cookbooks of 2010 by The Washington Post. Aviva is also a weekly contributor to PBS Parents Kitchen Explorers, is a featured chef on PBS.org, and is frequently quoted in national parenting, lifestyle and health magazines and appears regularly on television to discuss healthful recipes and meal strategies for busy families.
As Editor-in-Chief and creator of LandLopers.com, Matt shows people that it's possible to have a job and family and still see the best the world has to offer. Matt shares his travel tips and expertise so that you can get out and explore the world - one adventure at a time. Matt is a Lonely Planet Featured Blogger as well as a contributor to many other travel sites and publications. Matt's site is listed as a top travel blog by many companies including Viator Travel, easyJet and Washington Flyer.
Shulie is a recipe developer, food and cultural writer, a food photographer and a cooking instructor. She likes to incorporate both her Indian and Jewish heritage into her cooking. Her recipes and photos have been published in The Washington Post, Fine Cooking magazine, Washington Jewish Week, The Jew and the Carrot among others.
Brooke McLay is a food blogger/photographer, life writer, recipe developer and mom to four kids. Her blog has a focus on realistic, plant-based food you can actually make--and that the whole family will actually eat. When not attending to her blog or her kids, she freelances for Disney's Babble, Betty Crocker, General Mills, writes vegan cookbooks, and hosts cooking shows like ChefMom.com.
In addition to running Cooking with Books, Marnely Rodriguez-Murray is also a freelance food and travel writer. A graduate of The Culinary Institute of America, Marnely has worked as an overnight bread baker in Colorado, a chocolate maker in Virginia as well as a pastry cook on Martha's Vineyard. Influenced by her hometown of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic and Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts, she is on an endless search for Caribbean flavors, new adventures and gastronomic inspiration, which she then shares in her food writing and recipe development.
Debra and 'The Professor' are husband and wife business partners, freelance writers, storytellers, videographers, photographers and publishers of smithbites.com. They've always been storytellers: professional producers, directors, performers and owners of a multimedia company for more than a decade. Every photograph, every piece of music, every video project, every detail they document must take people on a journey, evoke an emotion, and tell a great story. Working as a team gives them the advantage of blending two unique storytelling perspectives into one cohesive voice. Whether it's places they travel to, who they meet at the market, what they grow in their gardens or create in their kitchen - at Smith Bites, it's the food that connects us all.
Bronwen Tawse is the owner of popular spice shop (both brick and mortar and online), Spice Station, which sells more than 300 spices, herbs, salts, peppercorns and chilies. She and her husband opened the shop in 2009 when she realized how difficult it was to obtain high quality, exotic spices in the US. Bronwen was recently profiled in an Oprah.com feature entitled "How They Discovered Their Dream Careers."
Shauna and Daniel Ahern are the owners of the popular gluten free site, Gluten Free Girl & The Chef. Writing about food, life, recipes and love, Glutenfreegirl.com was named one of the best food sites in the world by Gourmet.com, Bon Appetit.com, and The London Times, as well as being named one of the 20 best blogs by and for women by The Sunday Telegraph.
Ericka's bilingual blog consists of her experiences with good food, recipes and food products she finds interesting and fun. Her cooking combines traditional Mexican recipes passed down from her mother and grandmother with her own modern, LA mom twist. Ericka is also the "Culture of Food" contributor for the popular blog for parents raising bilingual children, Spanglish Baby.
Monica created her blog four years ago to document her weight loss journey, healthy eating and training for her first marathon. Four full marathons and dozens of half-marathons later, she's still eating fro-yo and sharing her life online! She is dedicated to finding healthy foods that are delicious too. In addition to blogging, she is a certified Personal Trainer and coaches an entry-level 10K running group in Orange County, CA. When she's not running or eating she is a freelance writer. Run Eat Repeat was a Shape Magazine 2011 Blogger Awards finalist.
Ramshackle Glam presents "inspired lifestyle ideas for the experimental urbanite," and includes frequent webcasts on Vimeo and YouTube. Reid is the lifestyle expert for nationally syndicated women's program BetterTV, and is also a correspondent for MSNBC, VH1, WPIX 11, and other nationally and internationally syndicated lifestyle and entertainment programs. She has spoken on panels during Social Media Week and Internet Week, and is a regular contributor to numerous publications and websites, including Celebrations.com, TimeOut NY, Mommyish.com, and The Gloss.com. Reid is partnered with AOL StyleList for fashion and beauty coverage, and also works with Oprah Winfrey's OWN Network as a Conversation Leader.
Olga is one of those people who think about dinner while still having breakfast. She is constantly creating recipes in her head and in her kitchen inspired by a childhood in Russia and travels through the US and abroad. Mango & Tomato is where she shares her love of food and nothing makes her happier than when readers create her recipes to rave reviews. When she's not obsessing about food, Olga obsesses with the people in her life, salsa dancing, jewelry, orchids, photography, travel and home decorating.
Sabra hummus, available in more than a dozenvarieties, can be found in the refrigerated section of the deli in club stores, supermarkets and specialty retailers nationwide.
About Sabra Dipping Company, LLC
Sabra Dipping Company, LLC is a leader in the refrigerated dips and spreads category and producer of America's top-selling hummus. Sabra's award-winning hummus, available in more than a dozen flavors and a wide range of authentic, healthy and vegetarian dips and spreads, can be found nationwide in club stores, supermarkets, specialty retailers and through food service. Sabra operates a silver LEED certified factory in Virginia, and in 2011 received an A-Classification from the British Retail Consortium (BRC) audit board for food safety for its California plant. Visit Sabra at http://www.sabra.com, on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/sabra and on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/sabra.
PALM SPRINGS, Calif., Aug. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Attune RTD (OTCBB: AURT), Is pleased to announce commercial production of the low cost BrioWave 175p Smart Energy Management Controllers.
The BrioWave 175p Smart Energy Management Controller is an Ethernet wired or wireless solution with a built in wireless dipole antenna and Wi-Fi card designed to work in parallel with solar arrays, by itself as a standalone controller, or part of the home network used in conjunction with the Attune RTD residential home dashboard in the cloud controlling the home pool pump to reduce energy consumption for consumers by as much as 69%. BrioWave technology is ZigBee enabled and upgradable in its present configuration to communicate and work with the newly deployed utility smart meter nationwide. BrioWave technology can deliver additional savings above the potential 69% through its onboard HVAC smart algorithm technology, presenting the utility industry with a powerful suite of demand response tools.
Shawn Davis, the companies C.E.O stated, "After two rigorous years of field testing in Texas, BrioWave technology continued to deliver savings day after day, working through the hottest consecutive temperatures in US history. BrioWave technology has more than 20,000 lines of code written by US engineers and has a proven track record of reliably delivering real dollar savings under the worst of conditions day after day as we experienced in Texas last year. This is a pivotal time period for Attune. Our goal right now is to bring this technology to market and drive more sales. These first fifty devices are either sold and pre-paid, or spoken for by our existing vendors. Our challenge right now is coming up with the capital to build out the next 950 devices so that we can continue driving sales. We have a world class flexible and scalable platform that is different and unlike any other product in the marketplace. We are working with another utility right now to put together a pilot program for the purpose of getting the technology qualified for rebates. We have sales right now, a marketing program that we are just finishing up that should be in place by end of August, and demand for the technology is building so we are looking forward to getting information on our technology out and in front of consumers in the marketplace."
Thomas Bianco, the companies C.F.O states, "Our biggest challenge in this environment, as Shawn stated, right now is acquiring capital. Based on chatter in the marketplace, I'm confident that if we had the capital to build out the next 950 devices that the disposition of those devices would be orderly and within a couple of quarters to start with sales building over time as our marketing has time to work. We have good margins on the hardware, approximately 30% and more than twice that on the annual software license. We have sales and demand right now, so we are looking to sell into that. Our BrioWave printed circuit board technology is produced right here in the US and will be tested and assembled in Palm Springs, California supporting American jobs helping hard working Americans keep more of their hard earned dollars in their own pockets by saving on energy consumption and keeping them safe from time of use pricing tactics. In the next few weeks we will be rolling out a new BrioWave product website that will contain much needed product information along with YouTube informational videos. The market size for BrioWave technology is substantial, consisting of approximately 13.5 Million pools and nearly 85 Million homes with HVAC systems across the United States and Europe looks a lot like the US. Look for our YouTube link on the home page of our http://www.attunertd.com website in the next few days."
Attune RTD's flagship product, The BrioWave 175p(TM), is a low cost, scalable, interoperable platform intended to be an essential part of the smart grid infrastructure. For more information, please visit http://www.attunertd.com.
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eMeals' Back-to-School Survival Kit & Sweepstakes Start the Year Off Right
Get Checklist, Lunchbox Notes, 5-Day Lunch Menu & $100 Visa Gift Card
BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Aug. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Are you in a panic trying to get your kids back to school, figure out what to pack for lunch, and fit school supplies into your budget? Not to worry: online meal planning service eMeals.com has put together a Back-to-School Survival Kit, tips for school supply shopping, and a sweepstakes for a $100 Visa gift card to get you over the hump and get your kids off on the right foot as they start the new school year.
Available exclusively to current and new eMeals subscribers, the eMeals Back-to-School Survival kit includes a checklist to get you (and your kids!) organized, printable notes with messages such as "You are just 'plum' perfect!" to insert in kids' lunchboxes for a midday pick-me-up from home, and a five-day lunch menu with recipes for fun fixings such as Mexican Roll-Ups and Pizza Mini Muffins that will be the envy of the PB&J set. (For a sneak preview, check out the free recipe for Turkey Pinwheels at http://blog.emeals.com/2012/07/new-lunch-menu-from-emeals/)
And to lessen the pain in the pocketbook even more, the company is sponsoring a series of sweepstakes with three chances to win a $100 Visa gift card at http://www.facebook.com/emealz/app_143103275748075. The first sweepstakes has ended but the next two are scheduled from August 6-19 and August 20-31. Winners will be picked at random from all entries received.
It's all part of eMeals' campaign to help make time for family, especially when it comes to getting dinner on the table.
For about $5 per month, eMeals provides weekly meal plans with taste-tested recipes and corresponding grocery lists that simplify meal planning as well as reduce family grocery bills by up to 40%. Subscribers can choose from more than 30 specialized menu options ranging from classic family meals to clean eating, low-fat, gluten-free and more. The grocery lists further speed the meal planning process and provide the plan-ahead benefit of once-a-week grocery shopping, eliminating unnecessary purchases and extra trips for forgotten items.
eMeals.com has been the market leader in online meal planning since 2003, having provided a simple and affordable dinnertime solution to hundreds of thousands of busy people everywhere. The eMeals team constructs and publishes more than 30 delicious meal plans and corresponding grocery lists every week based on food style preferences, family size and the current sales at selected grocery stores. Dinner menu plans include classic family meals, low-fat, portion control, low-carb, gluten-free, vegetarian, clean eating, and the natural and organic plan. For more information, please visit http://www.emeals.com
Jaguar Car up for Grabs in Major Betfred.com Games Promotion
GIBRALTAR, August 7, 2012/PRNewswire/ --
Betfred.com is proud to announce the launch of Games Galore - a major e-gaming
campaign running throughout the month of August that will wow customers with enhanced
bonuses and special prizes, offering them more chances, more thrills and more ways to win.
Most notably, a brand new Jaguar XF worth GBP28,000 is up for grabs for customers
playing Blackjack at Betfred.com's casino when suited 7s of Diamonds are hit during the
Games Galore campaign. Casino players will also benefit from doubled and trebled payouts
on Roulette and extra jackpot and top-up bonuses that are not available anywhere else.
Games players will reap additional cash rewards of up to GBP1,000 on top of standard
jackpots with the popular Rainbow Riches and Monopoly titles, whilst poker fans can win
GBP100s' worth of cash bonuses for winning consecutive games on Betfred.com's new High
Speed Poker game (http://www.betfred.com/poker/promotions/speed-poker)
Exclusively for its bingo customers, Betfred.com is pulling out all the stops during
Games Galore, with up to GBP30,000 cash available in an enticing rollover jackpot.
Betfred.com's thriving mobile product also features in the campaign, with all gold pot
jackpot wins doubled on the UK's favourite slot, Rainbow Riches.
Managing Director Chris Sheffield commented:
"We have superb offers across our products 365 days a year, however Games Galore is a
real landmark promotion in that it unifies all of our customers' favourite games across
all of our products. At Betfred.com we give more to our winners, so why would customers
want to play anywhere else? Both new and existing customers will benefit from Games
Betfred.com (http://www.betfred.com) is owned and operated by Petfre (Gibraltar)
Limited. Petfre is committed to maintaining the core values and ethos of the Betfred
brand. Betfred is the world's biggest independent bookmaker with a retail estate of over
1,350 shops. Betfred recently acquired the Tote for GBP265 million and the company has
been awarded an exclusive seven-year licence to operate pools betting on UK racecourses.
Betfred was founded by Fred Done who started with just one shop in Salford in 1967.
Betfred.com operates an extensive range of online products including an online sports
book, casino, poker, bingo, games, lotteries and mobile gaming, for which Betfred won the
Innovator in Mobile Award. Betfred Casino is home to the UK's biggest online win of over
New cost-efficient TMS320C665x KeyStone multicore DSPs from Texas Instruments offer enterprise gateway developers increased density and improved scalability
DALLAS, Aug. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Ideal for enterprise gateway applications such as session border controllers and IP PBX gateways, Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NASDAQ: TXN) is offering developers a highly dense and scalable solution, including development software, delivering unprecedented system level power and cost efficiency. With TI's KeyStone-based TMS320C665x multicore digital signal processors (DSPs), developers more effectively meet the specialized gateway challenges of matching voice coding techniques, processing tone and signaling messaging, distinguishing facsimile from voice, converting legacy circuit switched connections to IP and managing and reporting voice quality. For more information, please visit TI's multicore page.
"Our newest multicore DSPs give gateway developers an all-encompassing solution that meets all of their specialized processing requirements," said Ramesh Kumar, business manager, multicore processors, TI. "The C665x DSPs deliver the highest levels of performance at targeted channel density while maximizing power consumption. With our new KeyStone devices, we are addressing the specific requirements of enterprise gateway designs and providing developers what's required to be successful and a differentiator in this competitive market."
TI's C665x DSPs provide a balanced alternative that scales for voice processing, signaling and system control. In the face of significant and unpredictable growth in SIP messaging, TI's DSPs can provide a highly efficient means to augment today's solutions. TI's C665x multicore processors provide high scalability as well as a wide range of channel densities, making them an ideal solution for the enterprise environment. The TMS320C6654 DSP at 850MHz supports up to 64 channels of G.729AB, while the TMS320C6655 DSP at 1GHz supports up to 128 channels of G.729AB. The TMS320C6657 DSP at 1.25GHz provides significant head room for applications requiring added density.
Availability and pricing
Starting just under $30 at 10 KU, TI's C665x processors consist of three fully pin-compatible, low-cost, power-optimized solutions for developers migrating from single core to multicore. The C6657 features two 1.25-GHz DSP cores, delivering up to 80 GMACs and 40 GFLOPs, while the C6655 and C6654 single core solutions deliver up to 40 GMACs and 20 GFLOPs and 27.2 GMACs and 13.6 GFLOPs, respectively. Under normal operating conditions, the C6657, C6655 and C6654 power numbers are at 3.5W, 2.5W and 2W, respectively.
Simplified development with complete tools and support
To ease application development, TI offers Telogy® VoIP software modules, which are available as a free download on http://www.ti.com/tool/telecomlib. With these software modules, developers can further differentiate their solutions and offerings. TI also offers easy-to-use, low-cost evaluation modules (EVMs) so developers can immediately get started designing with the C6654, C6655 and C6657 DSPs. The TMDSEVM6657L sells for $349 and the TMDSEVM6657LE, which includes a faster onboard emulator, sells for $549. Both EVMs include a free multicore software development kit, TI's powerful Code Composer Studio(TM) integrated development environment, and suite of application/demo codes to allow programmers to quickly come up to speed on the new platform.
TI Design Network
The TI Design Network features a worldwide community of respected and well established companies offering products and services that support TI DSPs. Companies offering supporting solutions to the C665x DSPs include eInfochips, AudioCodes, Adaptive Digital Technologies and SURF Communications Solutions.
Do MORE with MULTICORE inenterprise gateways:
-- Learn more about August's featured application of the month
-- Download TI's free Telogy VoIP software
Do MORE with MULTICORE:
-- Learn more about TI's C665x EVMs
-- Order the TMDSEVM6657L and TMDSEVM6657LE
-- Read TI's C665x product bulletin
-- Watch TI's C665x overview video and Ask The Experts series
-- Engage with engineers and TI experts on the TI E2E(TM) Community and
-- Follow TI on Twitter and become a fan of TI on Facebook
About TI's KeyStone multicore architecture
TI's KeyStone multicore architecture is the platform for true multicore innovation, offering developers a robust portfolio of high performance, low-power multicore devices. Unleashing breakthrough performance, the KeyStone architecture is the foundation upon which TI's new TMS320C66x DSP generation was developed. KeyStone differs from any other multicore architecture as it has the capacity to provide full processing capability to every core in a multicore device. KeyStone-based devices are optimized for high performance markets including wireless base stations, mission critical, test and automation, medical imaging and high performance computing. Learn more at http://www.ti.com/multicore.
About Texas Instruments
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