Smaato Adds New Capabilities to Leading Mobile Ad Optimization Platform
Real Time Bidding (RTB) Exchange, Ad Server and Mediation added to better serve mobile app developers and publishers
SAN FRANCISCO, SINGAPORE, and HAMBURG, Germany, Aug. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Smaato, the leading mobile supply side platform and mobile ad exchange, today introduces three new capabilities to its industry leading mobile ad optimization platform, which includes the Smaato Real Time Bidding (RTB) Exchange, the Smaato Ad Server and Smaato Mediation. Smaato's latest features aim to help mobile app developers and publishers more effectively monetize on a global scale. Capabilities include:
Smaato Mobile RTB Exchange
Based on the OpenRTB standard version 2.0, Smaato's new global mobile RTB Exchange will provide Ad Networks and Demand Side Platform Providers (DSPs) access to high quality inventory and targeted mobile audiences, helping to increase eCPM and ad revenues for over 58,000 app developers and publishers currently using Smaato technology.
The Smaato global mobile RTB Exchange will deliver enhanced targeting options and increased access to a larger pool of high quality premium campaigns, which will in turn help to improve ad quality and relevance for advertisers. Other key Smaato RTB features include providing full transparency into ad serving as well as the ability to automate campaign settings, enabling campaign managers to "set and forget" and reduce campaign workload.
The RTB exchange will also include a unique web-based RTB self-service testing portal, allowing Ad Networks and DSPs to test OpenRTB implementations. In doing so, DSPs and Ad Networks can conduct trigger tests at any given time. Once a DSP or an Ad Network has passed they can then go live without further verification, bringing enormous time savings for Ad Networks and DSPs and eliminating the need for manual testing.
Smaato Ad Server
Other capability to be included is the introduction of the Smaato Ad Server which allows mobile app developers and website publishers to cross-promote or sell inventory directly to advertisers through their own sales forces. The Smaato Ad Server will also offer all standard ad server functionalities, such as the ability to support video and rich media, as well as offering a wide range of targeting capabilities.
The addition of Smaato Mediation aims to help mobile app developers and website publishers easily and flexibly route traffic according to requirements. In addition to having control over traffic, Smaato's data-driven optimization engine also sources top paying ads, enabling mobile app developers and website publishers to get top dollar for premium inventory.
Smaato Mediation does not require a separate 3rd party SDK, which means very little integration is required in order to leverage multiple Ad Networks on a global scale.
"Our mission is to extend our platform with advanced new components to better serve the requirements and goals of fast-growing mobile app developers and mobile website publishers who want to monetize their inventory on a global level", said Ragnar Kruse, Co-Founder and CEO of Smaato. "With the availability of the new Smaato features, our customers and partners have all functionalities they need to be successful on a single optimization platform. This is a big advantage for our customers and helps them maximize their ad revenue through an easy-to-use, one-stop global ad optimization platform. For us this is a big step forward and it emphasizes our deep understanding of customer requirements and our market position as a technology leader and global monetization expert."
Detailed information about Smaato and the new components can be found on Smaato's revamped corporate website at http://www.smaato.com.
About Smaato, Inc.
Smaato provides a one-stop shop to mobile app developers to maximize mobile advertising revenues. Smaato provides Ads for Apps, and operates the leading mobile advertising optimization platform. More than 58,000 fast-growing app developers and publishers use Smaato to monetize their mobile inventory in over 230 countries with advanced real time bidding features and rich media ad formats.
Smaato's unique feature is the aggregation of 90+ leading Ad Networks and DSPs to maximize mobile advertising revenues. Through an open API and the widest range of SDKs, Smaato technology can be easily integrated with Ad Networks, DSPs, ad inventory owners (publishers, app developers and operators), and 3rd party ad technology providers.
Smaato is an initial member of the OpenRTB Mobile subcommittee and an active member of the Mobile Marketing Association, Singapore Infocomm Industry (SITF), Singapore IT Federation and the German Digital Media Association BVDW. Smaato received a Top 100 Private Company Award by AlwaysOn Media (2012, 2011, 2009 & 2007), is one of the AlwaysOn Global 250 winners in the Mobile category (2011), and was recently named a "company to watch in 2010" by Financial Analyst company GP Bullhound, among other awards.
Smaato Inc. is based in San Francisco, California. The privately held company was founded in 2005 by an experienced International management team. Smaato's European office is in Hamburg, Germany and the Asia-Pacific team works out of Singapore.
Neologic Animation Inc. To Develop Mobile Version of Its Website And Games To Reach Its Students Everywhere
HANGZHOU, China, Aug. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - Neologic Animation Inc. (OTCBB:NANI),- (The Company), an educational software company in the People's Republic of China, is
pleased to announce it has begun the planning for the development of
mobile versions of its Naniya World website and games.
Mobile use in China is booming especially with young kids. In an article
in The China Daily, Digital devices are playing an increasing role in children's development
after school, according to a survey released on Wednesday May 30, 2012.
In the article it states, "In an era of mass information, children are
now living in an environment of diversified media. They have easy
access to emerging media devices such as iPads and cell phones, said
Zhang Haibo, of the Guangzhou working committee of China Young
Pioneers, a youth organization for Chinese children ages 6 to 14.
Zhang, who directed the survey, urged parents to pay more attention to
the 'Apple generation' phenomenon, which refers to the rising
popularity of electronic media among children."
As part of the Company's business model to do joint ventures and partner
with youth centers, this article validates this strategy as it
comments, "To better provide entertainment facilities for children,
local authorities started setting up youth centers in residential
communities, said Yang Jundong, director of the Guangzhou Children's
Palace, a public facility where children can engage in extracurricular
activities. 'The youth centers in residential communities enable
children to better enjoy specially designed public education and
entertainment,' Yang said." Some 30 new experimental centers will be
built this year, according to Yang.
The Company plans to be the leader in the after school education market
china and its future mobile services will be key to reaching that
About Neologic Animation Inc. (the "Company")
The Company is an educational software development and marketing
company; currently developing a website to be marketed as "Naniya
World" for primary school students in China. The website's goal is to
educate children how to develop and hone their creative skills through
interactive educational games that incorporate Adobe Flash. The games
incorporate a curriculum that has been developed by some of China's top
professors and child psychology experts. It sets itself apart from
other after school programs in China because it deviates from the
traditional methods of Chinese education. The Company's mission is to
inspire every child in China to become the best student they can
possibly be by showing them that learning is fun.
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SUNNYVALE, Calif., Aug. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- ShopVibe emerged from stealth-mode today announcing its social shopping platform that enables people to keep track of their shopping and instantly find lower prices, think Pinterest meets Shopping.com. A cross-channel application, ShopVibe is accessible through PCs, tablets and mobile phones.
"There has been a fundamental shift in how people consider and buy products in our highly connected and socially networked world. With the rapid adoption of smart phones, tablets and other Internet enabled devices, consumers now have access to a vast amount of product information but often don't use it to their advantage" said ShopVibe CEO and co-founder Ken Leeder. "A company that enables people to better manage their shopping in one convenient application will be the vanguard of the next revolution in consumer behavior in the multi-trillion dollar commerce market. ShopVibe intends to be that company."
ShopVibe's platform makes it easy for people to keep track of their shopping in one place. It enables people to:
-- Save with one click. Capture products from any retail site and
instantly find lower prices.
-- Track in one place. Track products and prices in one place that is
accessible from any device.
-- Share with friends. Share great product discoveries and advice with
"Feedback from alpha users has been excellent and allowed us to improve overall user experience. Users are sharing products and really engaging with the app," says Leeder. "People like the fact that ShopVibe saves them time and money, as well as makes it easy to connect with friends around shopping."
The ShopVibe team is lead by co-founders Ken Leeder and Sandeep Nawathe, experienced entrepreneurs with complementary skill sets and a history of working well together. The two previously started a successful enterprise product information management company together called Full Degree. Their other ventures include RealTravel, an award winning social travel site and AdForce, which went public in 1999.
ShopVibe is privately funded and currently in the process of closing its seed round.
ShopVibe was started in 2011 after co-founders Ken Leeder and Sandeep Nawathe witnessed their wives struggling to keep track of their shopping and searching many sites for better prices. ShopVibe is a social shopping platform that makes it easy for people to keep track of their shopping in one place, save money, and connect with friends around shopping.
Rackspace Delivers Opscode Chef(TM) with Rackspace Private Cloud
Integration of Opscode Chef(TM) with Rackspace Private Cloud Software Enables Businesses of All Sizes to Automate Deployment, Testing and Management of Private Clouds
SEATTLE, Aug. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Opscode®, the leader in cloud infrastructure automation, today announced that Rackspace is delivering Opscode Chef(TM) with its new Rackspace Private Cloud Software. By combining Chef with Rackspace's new software, businesses of all sizes can install, test and run OpenStack-based private clouds in minutes.
Rackspace Private Cloud combines the capabilities of public cloud with the customization, reliability and control advantages of a dedicated environment. Leveraging Rackspace's experience in deploying and operating Openstack-based private clouds in a variety of environments, Rackspace Private Cloud delivers a simple solution for installing OpenStack private clouds in the datacenter, with Rackspace, or in a colocation facility.
"As enterprises deploy private and hybrid clouds to achieve scalable, dynamic infrastructure, OpenStack is emerging as the primary open source platform for building and running these powerful compute
environments," said Jesse Robbins, Chief Community Officer, Opscode. "With Rackspace Private Cloud and Chef, businesses now have a simple & scalable way to automate OpenStack clouds and maximize the advantages of cloud infrastructure."
"The key to getting the most from an OpenStack cloud deployment is the time it takes to achieve productive use," Jim Curry, general manager of Private Cloud business at Rackspace. "Rackspace Private Cloud makes it easy to get an open private cloud running effectively, while Opscode Chef further accelerates the process by automating OpenStack components to ensure users get the most from their open cloud in the least amount of time."
Combining Rackspace Private Cloud and Chef provides users with a single, integrated software solution for installing, testing and running OpenStack-based clouds in minutes, no matter the environment. Available as a free download, Rackspace Private Cloud software is backed by an optional support offering and provides an easy-to-follow process for bringing open cloud infrastructure to full operation with minimal management. Using Opscode Open Source Chef, Hosted Chef(TM) or Private Chef(TM), OpenStack users can quickly and consistently deploy every OpenStack component, delivering full stack automation for OpenStack-based public and private clouds.
Opscode's pioneering software, Chef, is an open-source systems integration framework built specifically for automating the cloud. No matter how complex the realities of business, Chef makes it easy to deploy servers and scale applications throughout an entire infrastructure. Through a combination of configuration management and service-oriented architectures, Chef, Hosted Chef and Private Chef make it easy to create an elegant, fully automated infrastructure while simplifying systems management. The Chef community features 16,000 registered users, 750 individual contributors, 135 corporate contributors and 500 cookbooks, providing a rich ecosystem of support for customers looking to make the most of their investment in the cloud.
Opscode is the leader in cloud infrastructure automation. Opscode helps companies of all sizes develop fully automated server infrastructures that scale easily and predictably; can be quickly rebuilt in any environment; and save developers and systems engineers time and money. Opscode's team is comprised of web infrastructure experts responsible for building and operating some of the world's largest websites and cloud computing platforms. More information can be found at http://www.opscode.com.
Allscripts® Integrates Telehealth into Electronic Health Records
Patients will have online access to care from virtually anywhere at any time
USF Health will be first to offer new care channels with Allscripts Electronic Health Records, powered by American Well
CHICAGO, Aug. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Allscripts unveiled plans for a new telehealth solution to expand convenient access to care while enabling patients and providers to save time and money. The solution will integrate the American Well(TM) Online Care telehealth platform into the Allscripts Electronic Health Records (EHR) platform, taking another step toward Allscripts vision of a Connected Community of Health(TM).
Integrating telehealth with Allscripts EHRs will give patients new ways to access care, whether they are at home or on the road. Healthcare providers will benefit by offering high-quality online voice and video interactions documented via their electronic health record, enhancing care coordination across providers.
University of South Florida (USF) Health, a partnership of USF's colleges of medicine, nursing, public health and pharmacy as well as USF Physician Group, is planning to use this new offering in a unique relationship with The Villages, the country's largest over-55 residential community, located near Tampa, Florida. USF Health announced a partnership with American Well to make Online Care part of its integrated patient-centered healthcare system for The Villages.
"USF Health's mission is to establish a care model that represents the future of health, a university-community partnership with a specific focus on patient-centric and collaborative care," said Stephen Klasko, MD MBA, Chief Executive Officer of USF Health. "We are delivering tomorrow's healthcare today by combining the most innovative EHR and telehealth platforms as a significant step toward ensuring continuity and delivering care directly to the homes of the residents of The Villages."
Consumers are used to online voice and video services to communicate with family and friends, paving the way for patients to be comfortable accessing healthcare online. And, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services identified telehealth as one solution for Accountable Care Organizations to improve healthcare outcomes and satisfaction.
"Allscripts telehealth solution will help provide convenient, safer and secure access to care and enable that care to be documented in the electronic health record--so that other providers can have up-to-date information. It will also give physicians an opportunity to get paid for telehealth, something that was a hurdle in the past," said Glen Tullman, Chief Executive Officer of Allscripts. "Our open platform architecture enables this integration, which we expect to be available in January, and takes us another step closer to a Connected Community of Health(TM)."
Allscripts is partnering with American Well, the leading U.S. telehealth company which currently partners with some of the country's largest payers. The companies will work to integrate American Well's Online Care platform into Allscripts electronic health records platform. The integrated product should reach general availability early next year.
"The momentum behind the telehealth movement is growing at a remarkable pace. As patients demand improved access to care, providers seek alternative delivery methods to deliver care efficiently and effectively as payment models trend away from fee-for-service," said Ido Schoenberg, MD, Chairman and CEO of American Well Corporation. Meanwhile, legislative and regulatory barriers are also being removed. Schoenberg added, "Today, forty state Medicaid plans reimburse for telehealth services and 16 states mandate private insurer coverage for telehealth - including four states which have passed such laws since March. Integrating Online Care with Allscripts Electronic Health Records will offer providers a solution to meet these mandates while improving access to quality healthcare."
Allscripts, American Well and USF will conduct a live demonstration of the integrated solution today at ACE, the Allscripts Client Experience, during the opening session at 9 a.m. Central Daylight Time. To watch the opening session visit http://www.allscripts.com/ace2012, and click on "Watch the opening address."
Clients will begin testing the integrated solution later this year. Allscripts expects the full solution to be generally available in 2013.
ACE, the Allscripts Client Experience, is Allscripts annual client conference. Throughout the three-day event, ACE attendees will have access to more than 400 educational sessions, user group meetings and partners demoing on the Allscripts open platform.
Allscripts (NASDAQ: MDRX) delivers the insights that healthcare providers require to generate world-class outcomes. The company's Electronic Health Record, practice management and other clinical, revenue cycle, connectivity and information solutions create a Connected Community of Health(TM) for physicians, hospitals and post-acute organizations. To learn more about Allscripts, please visit http://www.allscripts.com, Twitter, YouTube and It Takes A Community: The Allscripts Blog.
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Qualcomm Life Announces Availability of the 2net App SDK and Initiation of the 2net App Developer Challenge
- 2net Ecosystem Brings Together End Users, Developers and Data Streams to Create Rich Sets of Biometric Data for App Developers -
SAN DIEGO, Aug. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Qualcomm Life Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM), today announced the availability of its new 2net((TM)) App Software Development Kit (SDK) on QDevNet. The SDK provides a consolidated data stream via 2net Connect Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) from the 2net Ecosystem, one of the most comprehensive and non-exclusive wireless health ecosystems in the world, making it available across different radio technologies, device types, applications and services. The APIs are available to developers on multiple data-enabled platforms, including Android, iOS and Microsoft platforms.
"The health and wellness market is ripe for engaging mobile applications that make self-care fun, and actually motivate positive health behavior change," said Rick Valencia, vice president and general manager of Qualcomm Life. "We have a group of 2net Ecosystem collaborators that are as eager as we are to encourage development of innovative apps that will add value to their existing devices and data, and will ultimately empower consumers to better manage their own care."
Qualcomm Life has teamed up with multiple like-minded and strategic 2net Ecosystem collaborators who have the right set of users, developer opportunities and data streams to encourage app development leveraging biometric data from their devices, including:
-- A&D Medical Blood Pressure Monitor
-- A&D Medical Weight Scale
-- BodyMedia FIT LINK Armband
-- Entra Health Systems MyGlucoHealth(®) Glucose Meter
-- Fitbit Aria Wi-Fi Smart Scale
-- Fitbit Ultra Wireless Tracker
-- FitLinxx Pebble(TM)
-- Nonin Medical's Onyx(®) II 9560 Bluetooth(®) Wireless Pulse Oximeter
-- Noom Weight Loss Coach & CardioTrainer
-- Withings Smart Blood Pressure Monitor
-- Withings Wi-Fi Body Scale
Happtique CEO, Ben Choder said, "The goal of all mHealth innovation is to connect patients and providers, and with the release of 2net, Qualcomm Life allows mHealth to reach that full potential. By enabling the secure collection and sharing of patient data, Happtique certainly sees 2net as a 'game changer' in the world of app certification and prescribing -- moving health apps from a means of patient engagement to tools for diagnosis and treatment. As providers and payers develop app formularies, I see them demanding this level of secure connectivity and data access. Any developer who wants a serious stake in the future of mHealth should 2net-enable their apps."
The 2net Connect APIs are for consumer-facing application use only. An example of an application that uses 2net Connect APIs can be found in the Macaw(TM) application launched by U.S. Preventive Medicine, Inc. on the iOS and Android platforms.
In conjunction with the availability of the APIs, Qualcomm Life has established the 2net App Developer Challenge to identify the best 2net-enabled applications. Submissions will be accepted from September 1, 2012 - October 1, 2012. Cash and other prizes will be awarded for first, second and third place winners, including: $20,000, $10,000 and $5,000, respectively. Winners will be announced at the 3rd Annual Wireless Health Conference, hosted by the Wireless-Life Sciences Alliance (WLSA), on October 23 in San Diego, California. The first place winner will be invited to join Qualcomm Life at its mHealth Pavilion where the winning app will be showcased. Eligibility, submission guidelines and evaluation criteria will be made available on QDevNet.
About Qualcomm Life
Qualcomm Life is defining and connecting the wireless health network to improve lives and advance the capabilities of medical devices. Qualcomm Life is focused on device connectivity and data management and empowers medical device manufacturers to deliver wireless health quickly and easily to those who need it. The Qualcomm Life team has the experience and the wireless know-how to make the enormous complexities of a wireless connection look simple. We draw from our parent company's more than 25 years of wireless connectivity experience, know-how and universal interoperability to enable unified machine-to-machine (M2M) communications. To learn more, please visit http://www.qualcommlife.com.
Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) is the world leader in 3G and next-generation mobile technologies. For more than 25 years, Qualcomm ideas and inventions have driven the evolution of digital communications, linking people everywhere more closely to information, entertainment and each other. For more information, visit Qualcomm's website, OnQ blog, Twitter and Facebook pages.
Qualcomm is a registered trademark of Qualcomm Incorporated. 2net and Qualcomm Life are trademarks of Qualcomm Incorporated. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
TIBURON, Calif., Aug. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Triton Distribution Systems, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: TTDZ) announcing today that the acquisition of Apex 4 was completed and that all the 10,000,000 issued and outstanding shares of the company are now owned by Triton Distribution Systems, Inc.
Additionally Apex 4 officially changed its name to "Privileged World Travel Club, Inc". Effective immediately the company has an approved CUSIP number that will be published when needed on all official documents.
The company is also in the final stages of publishing and publicly introducing the availability of the latest state of the art website developed by Intuit of Mountain View in California. The website will accept newly applying members and provide access to travel services worldwide. Members will be able to chose travel packages and book them on a newly developed easy to use and classy reservation engine that encompasses the latest sophisticated technology.
The website will be available in different languages including Chinese. International members will be able to book trips and vacation packages to the United States as well as to other places worldwide. Several services will be provided to the foreign travelers including travel, accident and health insurance packages while traveling internationally.
Triton is a low-cost, business to business internet based travel distribution and procurement solution. Triton provides the electronic distribution of travel inventory from airlines, car rental companies, hotels, tour & cruise operators and other travel vendors to global travel agencies and their clients.
This news release includes forward-looking statements. While these statements are made to convey to the public the company's progress, business opportunities and growth prospects, readers are cautioned that such forward-looking statements represent management's opinion. The company's operations and business prospects are always subject to risk and uncertainties. Triton disclaims any obligation or intention to update any forward-looking statement.
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Trimble Brings Smartphone Look and Feel to a Rugged Handheld Computer
Juno T41 Handheld Computer Offers 3.75G Voice and Data Option
SUNNYVALE, Calif., Aug. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Trimble (NASDAQ:TRMB) introduced today the Juno® T41(TM) handheld computer, bringing a smartphone-inspired option to industries demanding a rugged field computer for data collection and mobile workforce management. The Juno T41 handheld is a developer-friendly computing device for real-world field conditions, with either Windows® Embedded Handheld or Android(TM) operating systems.
"With the release of the Juno T41, we are providing a rugged handheld that delivers the capabilities and convenience of a smartphone," said Jim Sheldon, general manager of Trimble's Mobile Computing Solutions Division. "It's slim, ergonomic design is thinner and lighter than other rugged computing products in its class today. Powerful, connected, compact and easy-to-use, the Juno T41 handheld computer is ideal for any mobile professional or demanding consumer."
The initial launch of the Trimble Juno T41 computer features:
-- Windows Embedded Handheld 6.5 or Android 2.3.4 "Gingerbread" operating
system in choice of 10 languages
-- Multi-touch user interface with capacitive stylus compatibility
-- 8 MP camera with dual LED flash and geo-tagging
-- 3.75G cellular data, SMS text and voice capability option
-- Bluetooth and Wi-Fi® b/g/n
-- 4.3" WVGA sunlight-readable Gorilla® Glass display
-- GPS receiver with typical 2-4 meter accuracy
-- Accelerometer and Electronic Compass
-- Fully rugged design with IP65 or IP68 rating
-- 800MHz or 1 GHz processor with up to 512MB RAM
-- Up to 16 GB non-volatile onboard flash storage, plus microSD card slot
-- Built-in rechargeable 3300 mAh lithium-ion battery
The Trimble Juno T41 is available for order now with shipments beginning in September 2012.
About Trimble's Mobile Computing Solutions Division
Trimble's Mobile Computing Solutions Division offers innovative products that enable mobile workers to be more efficient in extreme outdoor and industrial environments. The Nomad®, Recon®, Ranger(TM), and Yuma® outdoor rugged handheld computers help users collect accurate field data and work more productively in any outdoor or service-related application. Trimble's handheld computers meet MIL-STD-810F/810G military specifications for drops, vibration, immersion and temperature extremes, and with IP65 to IP68 ratings, are sealed against dust and water.
Trimble applies technology to make field and mobile workers in businesses and government significantly more productive. Solutions are focused on applications requiring position or location--including surveying, construction, agriculture, fleet and asset management, public safety and mapping. In addition to utilizing positioning technologies, such as GPS, lasers and optics, Trimble solutions may include software content specific to the needs of the user. Wireless technologies are utilized to deliver the solution to the user and to ensure a tight coupling of the field and the back office. Founded in 1978, Trimble is headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif.
Centillien, the Worldwide Social Network for Companies
MIERLO, The Netherlands, August 15, 2012/PRNewswire/ --
http://www.centillien.com went live. Centillien.com is the only social network for
companies with public profiles. Centillien is created by a team with a passion for
facilitating open communication between companies worldwide.
Centillien aims to be a user friendly platform where companies, no matter how large or
small, present themselves, find new distribution channels and establish partnerships.
The main target group is the huge number of small and mid-sized companies worldwide.
They need extended presence on the web and global networking to pursue their goals.
Centillien offers those companies the opportunity to display and promote their
products and services, to advertise for free and to build a true business network.
Next to creating complete public profiles companies can advertise, write blogs,
display videos, manage events and publish press releases. By activating simple building
blocks twitter, news feeds, Google Maps, Skype and other gadgets can be integrated in
The company profiles and activities are displayed in a clarifying way on one exclusive
page, thus in fact creating a dynamic company website for free. In addition, a higher find
ability in the popular search engines is experienced at no extra costs.
Next to a large number of small companies famous large companies registered in
Centillien. Among them are companies like Google, HP, ING, Bosch Rexroth, Neways, Essent,
Mercure and APG. Also some government agencies and universities joined.
In these few weeks Centillien registered 1250 companies globally, the majority based
in the US, India and the Netherlands.
The growth of membership registrations accelerated to 25% per week in the last 14
Until today 35.000 visitors from 150 countries have viewed 200.000 pages. Centillien
supports five languages.
Centillien is convinced that every human being develops a personal and a business
identity. These two identities need separate social networks for expression and further
development. Until now there was no social network dedicated to manage public corporate
Netflix To Launch In Norway, Denmark, Sweden And Finland In Late 2012
LOS GATOS, Calif., Aug. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ: NFLX) today announced it will offer streaming of TV shows and movies for one low monthly price in Norway, Denmark, Sweden and Finland before the end of 2012.
Upon launch, broadband Internet users in the Nordic countries can subscribe to Netflix and instantly watch a wide array of Hollywood, local and global TV shows and movies; many with high definition video and Dolby Digital Plus surround sound.
Netflix has revolutionized entertainment by giving people a choice to enjoy what they want to watch from its broad selection, when they want to watch it, where they want to watch it for one low monthly price over a wide-range of Internet-connected devices. These devices include PCs, Macs, Smart TVs, game consoles, Blu-ray disc players, smartphones and tablets.
Now the world's leading Internet subscription service for TV and movies, Netflix has been streaming to millions of U.S. members since 2007, adding Canada in 2010, Latin America in 2011 and the UK and Ireland in early 2012. Using the unique Netflix recommendation engine, each member is presented a personalized list of TV and film titles to enjoy from the Netflix library.
People in the Nordics interested in becoming Netflix members can go to http://www.netflix.com to sign up to receive an e-mail alert when Netflix has launched. Further details about the service, including pricing, content and supported devices, will be announced closer to launch.
With more than 27 million streaming members in the United States, Canada, Latin America, the United Kingdom and Ireland, Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ: NFLX) is the world's leading internet subscription service for enjoying movies and TV programs. For one low monthly price, Netflix members can instantly watch movies and TV programs streamed over the internet to PCs, Macs and TVs. Among the large and expanding base of devices streaming from Netflix are the Microsoft Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii and Sony PS3 consoles; an array of Blu-ray disc players, internet-connected TVs, home theatre systems, digital video recorders and internet video players; Apple iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, as well as Apple TV and Google TV. In all, more than 800 devices that stream from Netflix are available. For additional information, visit http://www.netflix.com. Follow Netflix on Facebook and Twitter.
Carolina Piedmont Capital Launches New Website for Healthcare Professionals in Search of Financing
RALEIGH, N.C., Aug. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Carolina Piedmont Capital, Inc., Healthcare and Dental Finance announced today the re-launch of their improved website specifically designed to meet the financing requirements of healthcare and dental professionals. The new website is more industry specific and user friendly.
"Our prior website was receiving visitors, but these online visitors did not materialize into financing sales," said Stuart Anderson, President of the company. "The metrics reports showed a steady trend of website visitors which never correlated into an increase of loan or lease applications." The new website now addresses the targeted market of healthcare and dental related professionals. "There should be an immediate connection between our new website and the healthcare professional seeking financing," said Anderson. Carolina Piedmont Capital Healthcare & Dental Finance is a full service consulting and financial services company designed to meet the financing needs of physician practices, ambulatory care, diagnostic and surgery centers, emergency medical providers, first response services and community medical centers.
According to the US Bureau of Labor and Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-11 Edition, employment of physicians, surgeons and the healthcare industry is projected to grow 24 percent from 2010 to 2020, much faster than the average for all occupations. Job growth will occur because of continued expansion of healthcare-related practices, businesses and industries. Anderson stated Carolina Piedmont Capital is in a prime position for growth in direct correlation with the healthcare professions. "We are thoroughly pleased with the design and layout of the new website and hope through it, the healthcare professional finds the financing they require to grow their practice," said Anderson. Carolina Piedmont Capital's Healthcare & Dental Finance helps its clients make their best financing decisions by providing their clients a variety of different financing plans and options.
"Healthcare means money for both the patient and the practitioner," he says with a slight laugh. "Both sides need financing, not only the customers."
The new website was designed by Dynamic Digital Advertising of Philadelphia PA.
About Carolina Piedmont Capital -Carolina Piedmont Capital Healthcare & Dental Finance is a full service consulting and financial services firm designed to meet the financing needs of physician practices, ambulatory care, diagnostic and surgery centers, emergency medical providers, first response services and community medical centers. For more information, contact Stuart Anderson, 919-424-6335/ Toll Free 888-216-3761 or visit them on the web at http://www.carolinapiedmontcapital.com
Music Streaming Arrives in Asia as Deezer Pursues its International Expansion
JAKARTA, Indonesia and MANILA, Philippines, August 15, 2012/PRNewswire/ --
- Deezer [http://www.deezer.com ] launches in Singapore, Thailand and
Malaysia, followed by Indonesia and the Philippines
- Web-based streaming services gives music fans music everywhere, on any device
Global music subscription service Deezer [http://www.deezer.com ] is bringing
unlimited music to Asia this week, as the service launches in Thailand, rapidly followed
by Singapore and Malaysia. Launches in Indonesia and the Philippines are expected in
Deezer's arrival in the region will change the way people listen to music. With more
than 18 million tracks available at the click of a button across all devices including
iPhones, Android phones, Blackberries, laptops, tablets and wireless speakers, music will
be accessible to music fans in Asia in more ways than ever before.
Axel Dauchez, CEO of Deezer, said: "We are thrilled to launch Deezer in Thailand,
Singapore and Malaysia during our first foray into Asia and look forward to rolling out in
the Philippines and Indonesia. There is a real passion for music here and we have no doubt
that Deezer's strong focus on local music and editorial recommendations will resonate with
fans in each country."
Asia represents a huge opportunity for the European streaming music service Deezer.
High rates of smartphone penetration in markets such as Malaysia have given music fans the
opportunity to take their music and content with them wherever they go and access it from
any device. In Singapore, policymakers have recognized that consumers increasingly want to
access content from anywhere with a goal to provide 90% of households with high speed
internet access, while the popularity of ringback tone sales in Thailand suggests that
streaming services could benefit from offering consumers higher quality music.
The launches consolidate Deezer's position as the one truly global subscription
service with a presence now in 91 territories worldwide. Deezer will launch in Indonesia
and the Philippines in coming weeks.
Deezer is a market leader in music streaming worldwide with 23 million users across 88
territories, 1.5 million Deezer subscribers, more than 800,000 Facebook fans and 350,000
Twitter followers. Deezer's users can enjoy new music every day as well as unlimited
streaming and a catalogue of 18 million tracks. Deezer's music services do not rely on
software downloads and are available on PC/Mac, all smartphones and connected devices.
Mandalay Digital Group, Inc., To Acquire The Global Mobile Assets Of Logia Group
Acquisition Will Enhance Revenue and Cash Flow, Widen Distribution and Expand Content Offerings of Digital Turbine While Seamlessly Integrating with Its User Experience
LOS ANGELES, Aug. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Mandalay Digital Group, Inc. (OTC Markets: MNDL), a global mobile content provider, today announced that it has signed a definitive purchase agreement to acquire the global mobile assets of Logia Group, a leading mobile content development and management solutions provider. Mandalay and Logia previously announced a signed a letter of intent (LOI) to explore this acquisition in May 2012. The transaction is expected to close in early September.
"Once closed, Logia Group's mobile content and communication service offerings will immediately enhance Mandalay Digital's top line, profitability and cash flow profile. This is an example of the kind of transactions we are pursuing as we build out the Mandalay product portfolio and follow our strategic vision to roll-up the mobile content space," commented Peter Adderton, Chief Executive Officer of Mandalay Digital Group. "Logia's mobile solutions, carrier relationships, and global distribution capabilities will be a superb fit with the Digital Turbine User Experience, and together they will provide a 'best-in-class,' end-to-end solution for our carrier partners to fully monetize their own mobile content catalogs and third-party offerings."
Logia Group has gained recognition as an expert in innovative, mobile monetization solutions. The company's solutions are deployed in top-tier mobile operators and content providers worldwide and include white label app & media stores,in-app payment solutions, app-based value added services, device application management solutions, and mobile social music and TV offerings. Logia Group has close relationships with over 500 app developers and content vendors as well as pre-existing agreements with unique mobile platforms and service providers. Logia Group operates in more than 20 countries, providing services including in-app billing to more than 50 leading mobile carriers including Vodafone, Verizon, Telefonica, Turkcell, Deutsche Telekom among others reaching over 1.5 billion mobile subscribers. In addition, Logia Group has existing partnerships with industry leaders including Amdocs, Ericsson, and Alcatel-Lucent, among others.
Mandalay Digital is building a global media and communications company through the combination of strategic acquisitions and its current distribution network. Mandalay Digital is a comprehensive mobile content and service provider, and its many technology platforms including Digital Turbine (DT) allow media companies, mobile carriers, and their OEM handset partners to take advantage of multiple mobile operating systems across multiple networks, while maintaining individual branding and personalized, one-to-one relationships with each end-user.
About Logia Group
Founded in 2004, the Logia Group has gained recognition as an expert in innovative, mobile monetization solutions. The company's solutions are deployed in top-tier mobile operators and content providers worldwide. Privately-held, Logia Group is backed by prominent and experienced major international investment funds such as Ofer Media, Goldrock, and Plenus.
About Mandalay Digital Group
Mandalay Digital Group is at the convergence of internet media content and mobile communications. It delivers a mobile services platform that works with mobile operators and third-party publishers to provide portal management, user interface, content development and billing technology that enables the responsible distribution of mobile entertainment. Mandalay Digital is headquartered in Los Angeles and has offices in Europe and Latin America to support global sales and marketing. For additional information, visit http://www.mandalaydigital.com.
Forward Looking Statement
Statements in this news release concerning future results from operations, financial position, economic conditions, product releases and any other statement that may be construed as a prediction of future performance or events are forward-looking statements which involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such statements. These factors include uncertainties as to levels of orders, ability to record revenues, release schedules, market acceptance of new products, changes in economic conditions and market demand, pricing and other activities by competitors, and other risks including those described from time to time in the Company's filings on Forms 10K and 10Q with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), press releases and other communications.
Brett Maas, Managing Partner
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LAYTON, Utah, Aug. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- RBH Sound, a leader in high performance speaker design and manufacturing, entered the personal audio market today with the introduction of their new EP1 noise isolating stereo in-ear headphones. A move made, according to the company, to bring RBH Sound's outstanding sound quality to a broader range of listeners than ever before.
For many years, RBH Sound's network of specialty A/V dealers has helped the company build its brand awareness while selling and installing the company's floorstanding and architectural speakers. The EP1 earphones build on the company's solid reputation and business model while providing more consumers with a first-class audio experience from their portable audio devices. "Our goal was to manufacture a set of in-ear headphones that could provide consumers with a sound experience much like they get from our freestanding speakers," says Daren Egan, director of sales of marketing for RBH Sound. "The EP1s are incredible, and are the result of years of research and development dedicated to building a better set of earphones. For many years, our company has been designing and manufacturing some of the finest loudspeakers. We've included all of that audio design knowledge, experience and quality into the EP1's small and comfortable design."
As one would expect from RBH Sound, the EP1 was designed for premium performance. At the heart of the EP1 is a custom-designed 13mm full-range driver which is more than twice the size of most earbuds, despite the EP1's compact size. The company claims the larger driver gives the EP1's a very smooth and extended frequency response with plenty of deep bass, and the ability to play louder than the competition. The EP1's black and pewter housing is constructed from aluminum, and the 1.2 meter cord is encased in a woven cloth to be more durable and tangle-resistant. The EP1 comes with four pairs of interchangeable ear cushions; a set of Comply(TM) foam tips come pre-installed for optimum sound quality and noise isolation, and three other pairs are made of silicone rubber. Also included are a cord-managing shirt clip and a small pouch to store the unused ear cushions.
The EP1s include a generous warranty and are priced at $149 per pair including free shipping within the continental United States. They're available now and can be purchased on the company's web site at http://www.rbhsound.com/ep1.php or through the company's authorized dealer network.
A Utah-based company, RBH Sound is privately owned and operated by the founder of the company, Roger B. Hassing. Since 1976, Mr. Hassing and his staff have been designing, engineering and crafting high performance speakers and custom audio products; delivering superior acoustic reproduction at sensible prices. To locate a dealer near you, please visit http://www.rbhsound.com.
MURRAY HILL, N.J., Aug. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Glowpoint, Inc. (NYSE MKT: GLOW), a leading global provider of cloud managed video services, today reported its financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2012.
Second quarter revenues for cloud managed video services ("Managed Services Combined" as reported) were $3.2 million, an increase of 5% over the same period last year. Managed Services Combined represents 47% of total revenues in the quarter, up from 44% in the prior year period. Network services revenues for the quarter were $3.0 million, a decrease of 10% over the same period last year. One-time and event-based revenues ("Professional and other services" as reported) were $566,000 for the quarter, compared to $542,000 in the same period last year.
Adjusted EBITDA (as defined and reconciled to GAAP) for the second quarter was $850,000, an increase of $449,000 or 112% over the same period last year. Adjusted EBITDA margin was 13% compared to 6% in the same period last year. Net income for the second quarter was $248,000, an increase of $231,000 over the same period last year.
For the six months ended June 30, 2012, cloud managed video services revenues ("Managed Services Combined" as reported) were $6.5 million, an increase of 5% as compared to the same period last year. Network services revenues for the six-month period were $6.2 million, a decrease of 10% over the same period last year. One-time and event-based revenues ("Professional and other services" as reported) were $875,000 for the six-month period, compared to $876,000 in the same period last year.
Adjusted EBITDA for the six-month period ended June 30, 2012 was $1.6 million, an increase of $742,000 over the same period last year. Net income for the six months ended June 30, 2012 was $420,000, an increase of $371,000 over the same period last year.
"The sales pipeline for our suite of cloud managed video services is expanding, although elongated sales cycles continues to impact immediate growth levels," said Joe Laezza, Glowpoint's president and CEO. "We are seeing delays in highly qualified sales opportunities and attribute this to changes in the buying decision making process during the rapid shift in enterprise needs for video communications moving from on premise and appliance devices to cloud and software based services."
"We believe these conditions and trends in the buying process are very advantageous to Glowpoint's long term operating model as our OpenVideo® cloud and managed services are specifically designed to deliver on these shifting demands. We have begun to close the new significant contracts referenced in previous periods and see these deals beginning to positively impact our growth levels by year end," added Laezza.
"Adjusted EBITDA results and trends remain strong, and in fact continue to grow," said Tolga Sakman, Glowpoint's acting CFO. "We believe this is evidence of the good operating leverage in our business model and we've now delivered seven consecutive quarters of positive Adjusted EBITDA while EPS continues to grow. We are getting more aggressive with our investments in product development and sales and marketing, and we are confident that we will begin to see the benefits of these crucial investments and meet our long-term 20% EBITDA margin objectives as our revenue growth picks up."
Key business metrics
-- Number of managed telepresence and video conferencing rooms increased
38% to 1,270 as compared with the same period a year ago.
-- Number of managed conferences increased 41% to 39,000 as compared with
the same six-month year to date period a year ago.
-- Number of certified enterprise video systems on OpenVideo® increased
18% to 46,400 as compared with the same period a year ago.
-- Usage on OpenVideo® cloud increased 4% to more than 8.9 million minutes
as compared to the same six month period a year ago.
"The volume of managed conferences for our managed service contracted clients on unlimited plans continues to grow, which validates the reliability and levels of service we deliver and our customers expect. Usage on the OpenVideo® cloud platform is driven by the most diverse set of collaboration needs and applications of video communication from traditional conference calls over video to business-to-business communication for business meetings," added Laezza.
For the six-month period ended June 30, 2012, capital expenditures were $353,000, and as of August 14, 2012 there were 25,593,967 shares of common stock outstanding.
"We are excited about the opportunity to deliver our broad suite of cloud and managed services for the Affinity VideoNet customer base," commented Laezza. "This is a big step in the evolution of Glowpoint and we expect this acquisition to represent considerable top and bottom line contribution," added Sakman.
Glowpoint will host a conference call at 4:30 p.m. EDT today to discuss the financial results for Q2 2012. To view the webcast, please visit: http://video.webcasts.com/events/glow001/43579. To participate in the teleconference, callers may dial the toll free number (877) 407-1869 (U.S. callers only) or (201) 689-8044 (from outside the U.S.). For those unable to view or participate in the live call, a recording of the call will be archived for viewing two hours following the call at http://www.glowpoint.com/investor-relations.
-- Glowpoint Investor Information
Glowpoint, Inc. (NYSE MKT: GLOW) provides cloud managed video services that make the delivery of consistently high-quality video conferencing and telepresence service as simple as using the internet, between any technology, network and business. Using our OpenVideo® cloud architecture, Glowpoint enables organizations of all sizes to adopt business-class video easily, scale instantly and collaborate openly, yet securely across technology boundaries - to realize the full value of visual communications. To learn more please visit http://www.glowpoint.com.
Non-GAAP Financial Information
Adjusted EBITDA is defined as income from continuing operations before depreciation, amortization, interest expense, interest income, taxes, stock-based compensation, and severance. Adjusted EBITDA margin is calculated by dividing Adjusted EBITDA by total revenues. Adjusted EBITDA is not intended to replace operating income, net income, cash flow or other measures of financial performance reported in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles. Rather, Adjusted EBITDA is an important measure used by management to assess the operating performance of the company. Adjusted EBITDA as defined here may not be comparable to similarly titled measures reported by other companies due to differences in accounting policies. Additionally, Adjusted EBITDA as defined here does not have the same meaning as EBITDA as defined in our Securities and Exchange Commission filings prior to this date. A reconciliation of Adjusted EBITDA to net income from continuing operations is shown below.
Forward looking and cautionary statements
The information in this release may contain statements that are or may be deemed to be forward-looking statements and involve factors, risks, and uncertainties that may cause actual results in future periods to differ materially from such statements. These factors, risks, and uncertainties include market acceptance and availability of new video communications services; the non-exclusive and terminable-at-will nature of sales agreements; rapid technological change affecting demand for our services; competition from other video communication service providers; and the availability of sufficient financial resources to enable us to expand our operations, as well as other risks detailed from time to time in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. We make no representation or warranty that the information contained herein is complete and accurate; we have no duty to correct or update any information.
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(In thousands, except par value)
June 30, December 31,
Cash $1,689 $1,818
Accounts receivable, net of
allowance for doubtful
$149 and $147, respectively 3,041 2,520
Prepaid expenses and other
current assets 382 330
Total current assets 5,112 4,668
Property and equipment, net 4,325 4,738
Other assets 68 59
Total assets $9,505 $9,465
Revolving loan facility $750 $750
Current portion of capital
lease 219 177
Accounts payable 1,369 1,382
Accrued expenses 405 1,024
Accrued sales taxes and
regulatory fees 514 434
Customer deposits 167 139
Net current liabilities of
discontinued operations - 50
Deferred revenue 175 235
Total current liabilities 3,599 4,191
Capital lease, less current
portion 320 334
Total noncurrent liabilities 320 334
Total liabilities 3,919 4,525
contingencies - -
Preferred stock Series B-1,
par value $10,000 $10,000
Preferred stock Series A-2,
convertible; $.0001 par
value 167 297
Common stock, $.0001 par
value 3 3
Additional paid-in capital 159,695 159,339
Accumulated deficit (164,279) (164,699)
Total stockholders' equity 5,586 4,940
Total liabilities and
stockholders' equity $9,505 $9,465
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
and GAAP to Non-GAAP Reconciliation
(In thousands, except per share data)
Six Months Ended Three Months Ended
June 30, June 30,
2012 2011 2012 2011
---- ---- ---- ----
Managed Services Combined $6,501 $6,180 $3,204 $3,046
Network services 6,170 6,879 3,030 3,366
Professional and other
services 875 876 566 542
Total revenue 13,546 13,935 6,800 6,954
------ ------ ----- -----
Network and infrastructure 4,221 4,883 2,145 2,471
Global managed services 3,461 3,873 1,765 1,979
Sales and marketing 1,864 1,824 878 902
General and administrative 2,652 2,688 1,302 1,282
amortization 865 573 425 297
Total operating expenses 13,063 13,841 6,515 6,931
------ ------ ----- -----
Income from operations 483 94 285 23
--- --- --- ---
Interest/Financing 58 63 32 30
--- --- --- ---
Income (loss) from
continuing operations 425 31 253 (7)
Income from discontinued
operations - 18 - 24
Income before provision for
income taxes $425 $49 $253 $17
==== === ==== ===
Provision for income taxes 5 - 5 -
--- --- --- ---
Net income 420 49 248 17
Net income per share:
Continuing operations $0.02 $ - $0.01 $ -
Discontinued operations $ - $ - $ - $ -
Basic net income per share $0.02 $ - $0.01 $ -
===== ========= ===== =========
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
Six Months Ended
Cash flows from Operating Activities:
Net income $420 $49
Adjustments to reconcile net
income to net cash provided
by (used in)
amortization 865 573
costs 29 31
Bad debt expense 52 (9)
Loss on disposal of
equipment 10 (12)
compensation 219 147
changes in assets
receivable (573) (151)
assets (52) (100)
Other assets (38) (43)
Accounts payable (13) (444)
deposits 28 (85)
regulatory fees (539) (258)
Deferred revenue (61) 39
Net cash provided by (used in)
continuing operating activities 347 (263)
Net cash (used in) provided by
activities (50) 40
Net cash provided by (used in)
operating activities 297 (223)
Cash flows from Investing Activities:
Proceeds from sale of
equipment 11 -
Purchases of property and
equipment (353) (554)
Net cash used in investing
activities (342) (554)
Cash flows from Financing Activities:
Proceeds from exercise of
stock options 7 -
Principal payments for
capital lease (91) -
Net cash used in financing
activities (84) -
Decrease in cash (129) (777)
Cash at beginning of period 1,818 2,035
Wikipad To Feature Sony Computer Entertainment's PlayStation®Mobile
Wikipad Passes PlayStation(TM)Certified License Program
COLOGNE, Germany, Aug. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Wikipad announced today that it passed the Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCE) PlayStation(TM)Certified license program (*1) and will feature PlayStation®Mobile games. The collaboration with Wikipad, makers of the first tablet to offer a patented attachable, console-quality gamepad controller, further enhances SCE plans to deliver the PlayStation®-like experience to even more users around the world.
"Wikipad is the first true video game tablet built with an attachable gamepad controller that enables a mobile console experience. As we head into our upcoming launch we are partnering with the industry's leading players. PlayStation's commitment to delivering innovative entertainment experiences that captivate gamers is unparalleled and we are thrilled to partner with them," said James Bower, chief executive officer, Wikipad.
PlayStation®Mobile will offer content on the Wikipad developed by award-winning SCE Worldwide Studios as well as a vast array of third party developers and publishers. The partnership is an example of SCE's continued expansion across mobile devices through content development and delivery of compelling entertainment experiences as well as the expansion of PlayStation Certified devices through PlayStation Mobile.
PlayStation Mobile will make it easy for mobile gamers to discover and download great content, while enabling a wide range of developers to produce PlayStation-like game experiences in a simple, time-efficient development environment. Wikipad will launch its mobile console tablet with a full suite of the latest immersive entertainment features and enhanced specifications including its patented gamepad controller, a premium 10.1" screen, ultra-light chassis, a quad-core Nvidia processor and an optional 3G antenna version for mobile carriers. Wikipad will announce its official launch date very soon.
Wikipad Inc. is a leading developer and designer of video game console tablets and devices. Headquartered in Los Angeles, California, Wikipad Inc. is uniquely positioned as pioneers and innovators in the mobile entertainment world. Wikipad is leading the way with its accessible and comfortable consumer devices focused on video game content while enabling traditional functions such as productivity, web, education, media and music content. firstname.lastname@example.org
Sony Computer Entertainment To Start The Full-Scale Launch Of PlayStation®Mobile
Newly Developed Content for PlayStation®Mobile to Be Delivered Through PlayStation®Store this fall
Official Version of PlayStation®Mobile SDK Available Shortly
ASUS And WikiPad To Join PlayStation(TM)Certified License Program
TOKYO, Aug. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCE) today announced that it will start the full-scale launch of PlayStation®Mobile this fall, delivering the world of PlayStation® on open operating system-based devices, by providing newly developed content for PlayStation Mobile through PlayStation®Store. The service will start in 9 countries including Japan, United States, Canada, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and Australia with more countries to follow.
At launch this fall, users will be able to enjoy approximately 30 new titles from a variety of genres including Adventure, Action, Puzzle, and Sports, created by third party developers and publishers as well as SCE Worldwide Studios.
With the aim of offering a more streamlined development environment for creating content for portable devices, the PlayStation Mobile Developer Program includes the official version of PlayStation Mobile SDK and will become available to the development community following the launch of the dedicated content for PlayStation Mobile through PlayStation Store. This will be rolled-out in a phased manner in 11 countries and regions including Japan, United States, Canada, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Australia, Hong Kong and Taiwan. The PlayStation Mobile Developer Program will allow developers to easily distribute their content through PlayStation Store on a commercial basis and market their games to millions of dedicated gamers with PlayStation(TM)Certifed*(1 )devices and PlayStation®Vita. The license agreement for the SDK is US$99 annually*(2).
In addition to 56 third party developers and publishers in Japan and Europe, a total of 29 developers and publishers across regions including the United States have agreed to develop content for PlayStation®Mobile.
SCE also announced ASUS TeK Computer Inc. and WikiPad Inc. will join the PlayStation Certified license program. By further expanding PlayStation Certified devices, SCE will deliver the unmatched PlayStation experience to even more smartphone and tablet users around the world.
"Inspired by the diverse needs of consumers in all areas and phases of life, ASUS' foremost mission is to deliver truly innovative solutions that inspire consumers to reach for greater heights of productivity and fun. The ASUS Transformer Pad, which can transform from tablet to Notebook PC delivers this value," said Samson Hu, Corporate Vice President & GM of Mobile Communications Products BU at ASUSTeK Computer Inc. "As a leading enterprise in the new digital era, ASUS offers PlayStation-like gaming experiences with the convenience of its array of products. With the Transformer Pad's inclusion as a PlayStation Certified partner, we will surpass users' imaginations and change the rules of gaming."
"Wikipad is the first true video game tablet built with an attachable gamepad controller that provides gamers with a mobile console experience. As we head into our upcoming launch, we are excited to be partnering with Sony Computer Entertainment." said Fraser Townley, President of Sales Wikipad.Inc. "PlayStation's continued commitment to delivering innovative entertainment experiences that captivate gamers is unparalleled and we are thrilled to partner with them."
In conjunction with the launch of dedicated content for PlayStation Mobile through PlayStation Store, legendary PlayStation games (PS one® Classics) for PlayStation Certified devices will no longer be offered(*)(3).
SCE will further accelerate the delivery of PlayStation-like experiences to even more users through PlayStation Mobile.
*1 The license program to expand PlayStation Mobile, dedicated for portable hardware manufacturers. SCE will not only license logos but also provide necessary development support. As of August 15, 2012, the line-up of PlayStation(TM)Certified devices include the HTC One series of smartphones, HTC One(TM) X, HTC One(TM) S, and HTC One(TM) V and Xperia(TM)GX, Xperia(TM)SX from Sony Mobile Communications AB. Content developed with The official version of PlayStation®Mobile SDK will be available on those devices, also Xperia(TM) arc, Xperia(TM) acro, Xperia(TM) PLAY, Xperia(TM) acro HD, Xperia(TM) S, Xperia(TM) ion, Xperia(TM) acro S from Sony Mobile Communications AB, and "Sony Tablet" S and "Sony Tablet" P from Sony Corporation. Model name may vary by region. Sales model may vary by area.
*2 The fee is for the US market. The fee differs by countries and regions.
*3 This campaign will be launched for Xperia(TM) arc,Xperia(TM) acro, Xperia(TM) PLAY?Xperia(TM) acro HD, Xperia(TM) S, Xperia(TM) ion, Xperia(TM) acro S, "Sony Tablet" S and "Sony Tablet" P
About Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.
Recognized as the global leader and company responsible for the progression of consumer-based computer entertainment, Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCEI) manufactures, distributes, develop and markets the PlayStation®2 (PS2®) computer entertainment system, the PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) handheld
entertainment system, the PlayStation®3 (PS3®) computer entertainment system and the PlayStation®Vita (PS Vita) portable entertainment system. SCEI has revolutionized home entertainment since they launched PlayStation in 1994. PS2® further enhances the PlayStation legacy as the core of home networked entertainment. PSP® is a handheld entertainment system that allows users to enjoy 3D games with high-quality full-motion video and high-fidelity stereo audio. PS3® is an advanced computer system, incorporating the powerful Cell Broadband Engine and RSX processors. PS Vita is an ultimate portable entertainment system that offers a revolutionary combination of rich gaming and social connectivity within a real world context. SCEI also delivers the PlayStation® experience to open operating systems through PlayStation®Mobile, a cross device platform. Headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, SCEI, along with its affiliated companies, Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC., and Sony Computer Entertainment Europe Ltd., and its division companies, Sony Computer Entertainment Japan and Sony Computer Entertainment Asia develops, publishes, markets and distributes hardware and software, and manages the third party licensing programs for these platforms in the respective markets worldwide.
PlayStation and PS3 are registered trademarks or trademarks of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. Xperia is a trademark or a registered trademark of Sony Mobile Communications AB. "Sony Tablet" is a trademark of Sony Corporation. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.
Inaugural 2012 China Sourcing Fairs opened today at Sao Paulo
The combined events will be the largest expositions to date of China-made products in Brazil
SAO PAULO, Aug. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Global Sources (NASDAQ: GSOL)announced the opening of the first China Sourcing Fairsand the co-located India Sourcing Fair today in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The sold-out events are the largest Greater China-products exhibition in Brazil, featuring more than 500 booths. This marks the growing importance of trade partnerships between quality Greater China suppliers and the burgeoning South American market.
The shows are managed by Milton Exhibits under license from Global Sources and run from today through August 16 at the Imigrantes Exhibition Center, Sao Paulo. Exhibitors are mainly from Greater China and India, representing electronics, gifts & premiums, garments & textiles and hardware & building materials.
The inaugural Fairs received strong support from mainland China and India with group pavilions of Guangdong, Huizhou and Tianjin, the Hong Kong Exporters' Association, Federation of Indian Export Organisations, and leading electronics manufacturers such as TCL, Desay and Foryou Group.
"Brazil's rise to the sixth largest economy in the world signifies a growing market for high-quality goods from China suppliers," said Tommy Wong, President of Global Sources Exhibitions. "The middle class consumer market in Brazil represents nearly $1 trillion in purchasing power while mainland China has established itself as the country's single largest trade partner.
"The growth in Sino-Brazilian trade is well demonstrated by the early sell out of these inaugural events. We expect the Fairs to help establish a strong foundation for China suppliers to tap into the booming South American market."
Officially opening the events were:
-- Xu Shaohua, Executive Vice Governor, People's Government of Guangdong
-- Li Chunhong, Director of Development and Reform Commission of Guangdong
Province and Deputy Secretary-General of the People's Government of
Guangdong Province, PRC
-- Wen Guohui, Director-General of State-owned Assets Supervision and
Administration Commission of the People's Government of Guangdong
-- Ma Hua, Deputy Director General, the Department of Foreign Trade and
Economic Cooperation of Guangdong Province, PRC
-- Chen Yiwei, Mayor, Huizhou Municipal People's Government, PRC
-- Huang Kun, Vice Consul, Consulate General of the People's Republic of
China in Sao Paulo, PRC
-- G V Srinivas, Consul General, Consulate General of India in Sao Paulo,
-- Sunil Agnihotri, Joint Deputy Director General, Federation of Indian
Export Organisations, India
-- Hans Schaeffer, Director, Investe Sao Paulo, Brazil
-- Elisabete Sorrentino, International Events Director, Sao Paulo
Convention Visitors Bureau, Brazil
-- Uta Schwietzer, Director of Brazil-China Chamber, Brazil
-- Tommy Wong, President, Global Sources Exhibitions, Global Sources
The China Sourcing Fairs in Brazil are the most recent additions to the series of Fairs held in the up-and-coming markets of Dubai, Mumbai, Johannesburg, and Miami, which serves Latin America.
Global Sources is a leading business-to-business media company and a primary facilitator of trade with Greater China.
The core business facilitates trade between Asia and the world using English-language media such as online marketplaces (http://www.globalsources.com), print and digital magazines, sourcing research reports, private sourcing events, trade shows, and online sourcing fairs.
Over 1.18 million international buyers, including 85 of the world's top 100 retailers, use these services to obtain product and company information to help them source more profitably from overseas supply markets. These services also provide suppliers with integrated marketing solutions to build corporate image, generate sales leads and win orders from buyers in more than 240 countries and territories.
Global Sources' other businesses provides Chinese-language media to companies selling to and within Greater China. These services include online web sites, print and digital magazines, seminars and trade shows. In mainland China, Global Sources has a network of more than 40 office locations and a community of over 4 million registered online users and magazine readers of its Chinese-language media.
Now in its fifth decade, Global Sources has been publicly listed on the NASDAQ since 2000.
Press Contact in Asia Investor Contact in Asia
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Best Cigar Prices Launches Classic Cigar Portrait Contest
DRUMS, Pa., Aug. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A cigar, like a man or a woman, is a distinguished and renowned thing. And now, Best Cigar Prices, a leading online distributor of brand name, premium cigars online, wants you to honor yourself, your cigar, and a history of sophisticated smokers by submitting your classic cigar portrait on Facebook.
Simply grab your camera, strike your most creative pose with your favorite cigar, and submit it to Best Cigar Prices via their Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/bestcigars/) by September 6, 2012 (you must like Best Cigar Prices on Facebook to submit your entry). Then, get all your friends to "like" Best Cigar Prices and vote for your photo.
The three finalists will be determined based on votes counted on the WildFire contest application accessible via Facebook. Judges will select the final place of the winners based on a combination of creativity and votes determined by Best Cigar Prices. Winners will receive:
-- 1st Prize - 1 box Prodigy Robusto - by Rocky Patel (20 Cigars), 1 Rocky
Patel Cigar Ashtray, 1 Colibri Firebird Shock Torch Lighter, 1 Wall
Street Double Blade Cigar Cutter
-- 2nd Prize -1 Star Insignia Torpedo by Alec Bradley (20 Cigars)
-- 3rd Prize -1 Aficionado Sampler (7 Cigars)
The Promotion submission period began on August 10, 2012 at 12:00 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time (PDT) and ends on September 6, 2012 at 11:59 a.m. PDT (the "Promotion Period"). Public voting begins on September 6, 2012 at 12:00 p.m. PDT and ends September 10, 2012 at 11:59 p.m. PDT. The Jury will select the winner during the time period of September 10 through September 14, 2012. The winner will be announced on September 21, 2012 at 12:00 p.m. PDT.
Best Cigar Prices, a leading online cigar distributor, carries, sells, and promotes all major brands of premium cigars, from the world's bestselling brands to hard-to-find boutique lines, including Dominican cigars, Honduran cigars, Camacho cigars, Macanudo cigars, Aging Room cigars, Montecristo cigars, Cabaiguan cigars, and cigar accessories such as cigar cutters, cigar humidors, cigar ashtrays and cigar lighters.
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Sony Computer Entertainment To Introduce New Gameplay And Entertainment Features For PlayStation®Vita Users
PlayStation®Plus Support and Expanded Lineup of Blockbuster Games Will Drive Momentum for the PlayStation®Vita Platform This Holiday Season
TOKYO, Aug. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCE) today announced that it will add new features to PlayStation®Vita (PS Vita) through the system software update ver. 1.80, scheduled on August 28, 2012. SCE will also expand PlayStation®Plus, the subscription service package on PlayStation®Network which brings value-added offerings including exclusive services and content, to PS Vita users this year.
By installing the system software update ver. 1.80, users will be able to enjoy legendary original PlayStation® titles on their PS Vita's beautiful 5-inch OLED display, in addition to various new features, including:
-- Control the home screen and some features in applications, such as
Video, Music, or Settings, using the buttons on PS Vita.
-- Variable speed playback, fast-rewind and fast-forward, and repeat play
will be supported in the Video application.
-- Music playlists which are imported from PlayStation®3 (PS3®) or
iTunes(*1) under Music application will be supported.
-- "Cross-Controller" icon will be added to the LiveArea(TM) under the
Remote Play application to enable users to play PS3 format software by
using their PS Vita as a controller.(*2)
SCE will also deliver PlayStation Plus, which is currently available for PS3 users, to PS Vita users this year. By purchasing a membership to PlayStation Plus, PS Vita users will be able to enjoy various services which will become available exclusively for members.
On the software front, several exciting and attractive new titles will be released in time for the holiday season from 3(rd) party developers and publishers as well as from SCE Worldwide Studios. Upcoming software titles for PS Vita include Assassin's Creed III: Liberation from Ubisoft available on October 30, Call of Duty: Black Ops Declassified from Activision Publishing, Inc., Little Big Planet PlayStation®Vita from SCE available on September 25. Additionally, SCE will expand the catalog of games that support "cross platform features." With these features, SCE will deliver a ground-breaking gaming experience that leverages the capabilities of both PS Vita and PS3.
-- Cross-Play feature - STREET FIGHTER X TEKKEN from CAPCOM, available on
October 23, will allow PS3 and PS Vita users to enjoy match or
-- Cross-Save feature - By managing saved data between PS Vita and PS3, the
Cross-Save feature for PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royal from SCE,
available on November 20, enables users to continue playing on the go
with their PS Vita, right from where they left off on their PS3 at home.
SCE will vigorously promote PS Vita platform and deploy various measures to further expand the portable gaming market.
About Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.
Recognized as the global leader and company responsible for the progression of consumer-based computer entertainment, Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCEI) manufactures, distributes, develop and markets the PlayStation®2 (PS2®) computer entertainment system, the PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) handheld entertainment system, the PlayStation®3 (PS3®) computer entertainment system and the PlayStation®Vita (PS Vita) portable entertainment system. SCEI has revolutionized home entertainment since they launched PlayStation in 1994. PS2® further enhances the PlayStation legacy as the core of home networked entertainment. PSP® is a handheld entertainment system that allows users to enjoy 3D games with high-quality full-motion video and high-fidelity stereo audio. PS3® is an advanced computer system, incorporating the powerful Cell Broadband Engine and RSX processors. PS Vita is an ultimate portable entertainment system that offers a revolutionary combination of rich gaming and social connectivity within a real world context. SCEI also delivers the PlayStation® experience to open operating systems through PlayStation®Suite, a cross platform and cross device initiative. Headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, SCEI, along with its affiliated companies, Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC., and Sony Computer Entertainment Europe Ltd., and its division companies, Sony Computer Entertainment Japan and Sony Computer Entertainment Asia develops, publishes, markets and distributes hardware and software, and manages the third party licensing programs for these platforms in the respective markets worldwide.
*1 iTunes must be version 10.6.3 or later.
*2 Depends on title, both PS3 and PS Vita software titles will be required.
PlayStation, PS3 and PSP are registered trademarks of, and LIVEAREA is a trademark of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.
iTunes is a trademark of Apple Inc.
All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.
The Grocery Game Announces a New Affiliate Program
LOS ANGELES, Aug. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- TheGroceryGame.com, the world's largest grocery savings site, is pleased to announce the launch of its Affiliate Program which provides a simple way for websites and blogs to organically monetize grocery shoppers' interest in saving money at grocery and drugstores throughout the U.S.
Teri Gault, founder and CEO of The Grocery Game, explains, "Our affiliate program is a big win-win for our partners, whether they're large web sites and blogs or small ones, often called 'Mommy Blogs.' We think we can provide a quick and easy way for them to generate some revenue - by helping us generate business - which ultimately ends up helping consumers save a ton on their grocery bills."
The new affiliate program is the latest step from TheGroceryGame.com to help all kinds of businesses and organizations use the most basic consumer desire for savings at grocery and drugstores for marketing and awareness related purposes. Says Teri, "I know it's rare to have an affiliate program connected to grocery shopping, one the most important consumer activities out there."
About The Grocery Game:
The Grocery Game publishes Teri's List, a weekly online compilation of the lowest-priced products at local supermarkets and drugstores. The List matches manufacturers' coupons, online printable coupons and advertised and unadvertised sales as well as sales trends. The Grocery Game does all the hard work and research, and presents it in a straightforward format. Teri's List is available for some of the largest supermarkets and drugstore chains coast to coast.
The Grocery Game is the largest source on the web for grocery coupons and the site provides access to hundreds of grocery coupons and manufacturer coupons that can be sent to store loyalty cards. http://www.TheGroceryGame.com actually tells you when and where to use your coupons in order to save the most money. They also list unadvertised sales at local grocery and drug stores in all 50 states.
Sony Online Entertainment Now Boasts One of the Largest and Most Diverse Free-to-Play Line-Ups of Any Publisher
SAN DIEGO, Aug. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Sony Online Entertainment, LLC (SOE) today announced that Vanguard® Saga of Heroes, the fantasy massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG), is now officially free-to-play worldwide. Players can join guilds, level up, battle creatures and explore the vibrant world of Telon for free on PC systems. Vanguard Saga of Heroes' transition to a free-to-play model marks the beginning of the game's exciting new direction, including entirely new game enhancements, regular updates and brand new entertaining content.
"SOE recognized the successful evolution of free-to-play online gaming early on and we were one of the first publishers to truly embrace the business model," said John Smedley, President, Sony Online Entertainment. "We have a long history of providing rich and compelling content to our online worlds through the free-to-play model, and with Vanguard'stransition, we continue that legacy with one of our most popular titles."
"Moving to a free-to-play model allows the opportunity to expand the Vanguard universe by adding and tailoring content to appeal to all types of players," said Andy Sites, Director of Development, Sony Online Entertainment. "We have significant plans for new content that we cannot wait to share with the community. The development team is designing and implementing all new quests that take players through some of the most beautiful and challenging areas in the game."
With the transition of Vanguard, SOE now has one of the largest and most diverse free-to-play line-ups of any publisher and continues to expand its leadership position in this growing business model.
Vanguard Saga of Heroes now offers players two membership levels - Free and Gold:
Free Members - Players have access to a selection of races and classes. All classes are playable for free up until level 20, while a selection of others max out at level 55. Some game features and content are restricted, such as races, bag slots, guild functions and character slots.
GoldMembers - Gold membership is available for $14.99 USD per month and provides players with full access to all items, classes and races, along with full access to all game features such as Broker System, Brotherhoods and Housing. Additionally, Gold Members have access to 12 character slots plus unlimited coin acquisition.
Vanguard Saga of Heroes is set in the vast world of Telon, an ancient world of magic, intrigue and adventure. Facing the challenges of a war torn world, the diverse people here struggle to rebuild their once great civilizations. A fragile alliance has been struck, and with the lands set upon by invading forces, the races must band together to survive. In the north, the sprawling green hills of Thestra are plagued by an unstoppable undead menace. To the south, the deserts of Qalia have been besieged by an elemental threat spawned from the depths of the earth; and to the east, inhabitants of the tumultuous jungles of Kojan fiercely battle encroaching otherworldly fiends. Telon is in desperate need of heroes.
About Sony Online Entertainment
Sony Online Entertainment, LLC (SOE) is a recognized worldwide leader in massively multiplayer online games. Best known for its blockbuster hits and franchises, including EverQuest(®), EverQuest(®)II, Champions of Norrath(®), PlanetSide(®), Free Realms(®),Star Wars®: Clone Wars Adventures(TM), and DC Universe(TM)Online, SOE creates, develops and provides compelling online entertainment for a variety of platforms. SOE is building on its proven legacy and pioneering the future of online worlds through creative development and inspired gameplay design for audiences of all ages. To learn more, visit http://www.soe.com.
SOE, the SOE logo, Vanguard Saga of Heroes, EverQuest, Champions of Norrath, Free Realms and PlanetSide are registered trademarks of Sony Online Entertainment, LLC. All other trademarks are properties of their respective owners.
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Sony Online Entertainment, LLC
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The Destination in Luxury Resale, The RealReal, Announces Real Men Monday's
SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The RealReal, (http://www.therealreal.com) the online destination for luxury women's resale, announces the company is expanding its offering to include men's luxury accessories on Mondays. Real Men Monday's started Monday, August 13(th) at 7am PST/10am EST. Members can expect to find a debut sale filled with a beautiful assortment of luxury goods, including a Louis Vuitton watch, a selection of Hermes ties, a Tom Ford wallet, Gucci belts and Christian Louboutin men's shoes - all at up to 70% off retail.
Men's luxury items will be featured every Monday - so if it is Monday, think Real Men.
Julie Wainwright, Founder and CEO of The RealReal says, "By introducing Real Men's, we are fulfilling the single largest customer request we have. Men email us daily asking for us to sell luxury items. We started with men's watches in June and have done well. Expanding to fashion is a natural." Assuming success on Real Men's Monday, The RealReal has plans to dominate the luxury resale market for men.
In addition to Real Men Monday's, The RealReal's expanded its white glove service to seven more cities. Consignors can now schedule a free pick-up for 10 or more luxury items in: San Francisco, Los Angeles, The Hamptons, New Jersey, Connecticut, Westchester County, Orange County, San Diego, South Florida, Atlanta, Charlotte and all metropolitan cities in Texas.
About The RealReal: The RealReal is the destination for luxury resale. The company offers luxury brands like Hermes, Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Cartier, Rolex and more. Categories include watches, handbags, women's and now men's fashion. Unique in its focus on luxury items, The RealReal authenticates, photographs and warehouses all items. The RealReal also offers free pick up, its true White Glove Service, in key metropolitan areas across the U.S. for consignors.
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HomeSmart Oregon Offers Online Home Buyer Education and Resources
CORVALLIS, Ore., Aug. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Home buyers in the state of Oregon can now access online home buyer education classes and support through HomeSmartOregon.org, a new website designed to guide consumers through the home buying process. The website is intended to help home buyers learn about budgeting, saving, down payment assistance programs and safe financing options through online home buyer education classes and in-person coaching from Regional Housing Centers located throughout the state.
HomeSmart Oregon is a recently formed collaborative of nonprofit Oregon housing agencies that are leading the statewide effort to increase Oregon home ownership and reduce future foreclosure rates. The idea is to connect with home buyers before they start the process of looking for a home. By providing online pre-purchase education, HomeSmart Oregon is working to help home buyers understand their options and work within their personal budgets to make informed and unbiased decisions about one of the biggest investments they will ever make.
"Our goal is to make the American dream of home ownership a reality for more people in Oregon," said Brigetta Olson, deputy director for Willamette Neighborhood Housing Services. "We have five of the state's most experienced housing agencies championing this effort together."
According to Olson, pre-purchase home buyer education should be the first step for anyone thinking about buying a home.
"We want to help people become successful long-term home owners by giving them the knowledge and tools they need to make informed home buying decisions," said Olson. "Taking a home buyer class, either online or in person, can make them eligible for down payment assistance programs and help them access better financing options."
HomeSmart Oregon isthe official licensed eHome America provider for the state and includes founding partners Willamette Neighborhood Housing Services, Portland Housing Center, HomeSource of NeighborImpact, NeighborWorks Umpqua, and NEDCO (Neighborhood Economic Development Corporation).
"We believe that HomeSmart Oregon will reach people who otherwise might not take advantage of pre-purchase education," said Olson. "Currently, many Oregonians are not able to access home buyer classes for a variety of reasons, including challenges with scheduling, distance, travel, child care and language barriers. It is our hope that the convenience of online home buyer classes in both English and Spanish will increase knowledge and home ownership throughout the state."
Eat24 takes advantage of the world's fastest web browser with new extension and app.
SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Eat24.com, the quintessential destination on the web for ordering delivery and takeout, has released a brand new Chrome extension, part of an ongoing effort to make ordering food online even easier. Now a single mouse click connects users to over 20,000 restaurants in over 750 cities nationwide, with more being added every day.
"Pinterest recipes always look delicious, but after a long day at work, we'd rather download food directly into our mouths. That's exactly what our Google extension does. No matter where you are on the Internet, a bacon cheeseburger is only one click away," says Nadav Sharon, co-founder of Eat24.
The launch of Eat24's Chrome extension is the first of its kind and has already seen hundreds of downloads in the first few days. By simply installing the extension, users will have quick, immediate access to Eat24's most popular site features. In one click they can start a new order, re-order favorites, check their order status with 24/7 live support, or add a quick note to remind themselves to order a dish again, or avoid it completely. Plus with an integrated messaging system, they will receive exclusive coupons, announcements, and special offers as soon as they become available.
"We often find ourselves working late, long hours and sometimes we forget to eat," says Nadav. "Whether you're tired, drunk, or just plain lazy, we want to make your online ordering experience effortless. So until your browser learns how to cook, this will be the easiest, fastest way to order food on the web."
Eat24, the premier destination for fast and easy online food ordering, brings users access to over one million dishes from 20,000 local restaurants in 750 cities nationwide. Through the company's free service on Eat24.com, customers can search for local restaurants by cuisine, dish or proximity to home, read user reviews, receive exclusive discounts and complete their order in one streamlined process from start to finish. Founded in 2008, Eat24 is a privately held company headquartered in the San Francisco Bay area. To learn more about Eat24, please visit http://www.Eat24.com, facebook.com/eat24hours and http://twitter.com/eat24.
Ahlsell Selects Stibo Systems to Support its Growth Strategy
ATLANTA and READING, England, August 14, 2012/PRNewswire/ --
Stibo Systems STEP MDM platform enables the leading Swedish distributor of
installation products and tools to streamline its ever-growing product range
Stibo Systems [http://www.stibosystems.com ], the Strategic Information Management
Technology and Solutions Company(TM), today announced that Ahlsell in Sweden will
implement Stibo Systems' market-leading STEP MDM platform
across its Russian, Scandinavian and Baltic operations. Ahlsell is the leading
Scandinavian distributor of products and services within heating & plumbing, electrical,
tools and machinery, refrigeration and Do It Yourself (DIY). As the strategic information
relevant to its expanding range of 1.2 million products, as well as the number of
marketing channels continues to increase, Ahlsell realized the need to streamline their
purchasing and marketing processes by investing in a proven Master Data Management system.
Jonny Kohlstrom, business process and business development manager at Ahlsell, says,
"STEP will become Ahlsell's product Master Data Management hub. We believe it will improve
Ahlsell's time to market by introducing monitored workflows on all processes, and cut down
the time to synchronize product information. This is especially important when acquiring
new companies, but also to keep product information synchronized between countries and
between suppliers and Ahlsell. We will use automated processes for gathering product
information with STEP's Supplier Portal and use branch-specific taxonomies such as ETIM.
On top of that, we want to enable our customers to accelerate searches for the right
products in Ahlsell's internet shop and through all other marketing channels by improving
product data quality with STEP."
The implementation of Stibo System's STEP platform underpins Ahlsell's continued
commitment to its customers and its overall strategy of both organic growth and growth
"We see a great potential for increased efficiency, and regard this investment as a
strategically important choice for Ahlsell," says Gunnar Haglund, CFO Ahlsell. "We
selected Stibo Systems STEP platform because it is definitely the best PIM system with the
broadest offer we have seen, which is also underlined by the fact that STEP has won awards
as best PIM from both Ventana
[http://www.stibosystems.com/Global/News-Events/Show-Press-Release-Item.aspx?Action=1&NewsIdW9&PID 111 ]
and Gartner. Stibo Systems project team is very responsive and showed
they understand our business needs."
STEP will be implemented to harmonize Ahlsell's product information so it is accurate
and complete, and so that the products in stock and the products available through the
many marketing channels-from eCommerce to printed catalogues-are aligned.
"Stibo has supported the complex needs of international B2B distributors for more than
35 years, and we are very happy to welcome Ahlsell to our growing customer community,"
says Mikael Lyngso, CEO, Stibo Systems. "We are confident that our partnership with
Ahlsell will be fruitful and we look forward to bringing them many business benefits, such
as increased revenue, reduced overall costs and improved agility."
Stibo Systems, the Strategic Information Management Company provides technology and
solutions that enable organizations to manage their strategic information on a global
scale through an integrated process. Stibo Systems' STEP technology is a flexible, uniform
Master Data Management (MDM) platform that provides the business with a single trusted
source of operational information for the entire enterprise. Stibo Systems' global
customers include GE, Sears, Siemens, Target and Thule. Stibo Systems is a subsidiary of
the privately held Stibo A/S group, originally founded in 1794 with corporate headquarters
in Aarhus, Denmark. For more information, visit http://www.stibosystems.com.
Titel: Marketing Director
Heroes And Villains Battle Across Gotham City And Metropolis In DC Universe(TM) Online's Next DLC Pack
SAN DIEGO, Aug. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Sony Online Entertainment, LLC (SOE) today announced that Hand of Fate, the fifth downloadable content (DLC) pack for DC Universe(TM) Online (DCUO), will be available for download on the PC and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system this September. Hand of Fate will challenge players to return to Gotham City and Metropolis to experience high-level, team-focused Operations that span the iconic cityscapes. This DLC will also provide players with new Utility Belt Attachments and introduce magic-powered Legends PvP characters, as well as a multitude of exhilarating new side missions.
"Hand of Fate is serial in nature and features massive, team-oriented Operations," said Jens Andersen, creative director on DC Universe Online. "We want to provide players with unique Hero and Villain experiences that immerse them in the most iconic DC Comics locations: Gotham City and Metropolis. What we hope players find in this DLC are emergent game play moments that challenge and reinvigorate them in the open world."
Hand of Fate will throw players into hours of new adventures and content:
-- Utility Belt Attachments - Utility Belt Attachments will expand the
trinket load-out from one to up to four slots, allowing players to equip
multiple trinkets and consumables at once. All Utility Belt Attachments
have at least two slots, while some also have upgradeable slots! Utility
Belt Attachments give players more flexibility and options in the heat
of combat without having to swap out items.
-- New Legends Characters - Hand of Fate will introduce the first arcane
characters to Legends PvP. The Lord of Order, Doctor Fate and the
treacherous sorcerer Felix Faust make their playable debut in Legends
PvP as magic-wielding hand-blasters who conjure powerful spells and
summon allies to their aid.
-- Operations - Six intense new episodes designed for group play - three
Heroic and three Villainous - will be unleashed upon players under the
direction of Doctor Fate and Felix Faust. Heroes will be called to help
the Lords of Order protect innocent souls from the forces of darkness.
Villains must complete perilous missions for Felix Faust to reap his
-- Side Missions - As players battle through the six Operations, numerous
side missions will arise that take players all over Metropolis, Gotham
City, and beyond, pitting them against previous adversaries and new
dangers that have arisen.
DCUO's Hand of Fate DLC pack will be a free download for the game's Legendary members and will be available for purchase to Free and Premium players via the PlayStation®Network, the in-game Marketplace, or for PC players via the DCUniverseOnline.com website.
DCUO is licensed by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment on behalf of DC Entertainment. For more information about DCUO, visit http://www.DCUniverseOnline.com.
About DC Universe Online
Lex Luthor has traveled back through time with news of a dire future: While the heroes and villains spent years battling amongst themselves, Brainiac has been feeding on their powers, building strength to return to Earth and destroy humanity. To change the future, Lex has come back to set off a device that bestows super powers to thousands of every-day citizens and give humanity a fighting chance. Can Brainiac be stopped, or is this another nefarious Lex Luthor plot?
For the first time, players and fans will be able to enter the DC Universe as an active force for good or evil. A massively multiplayer experience, DC Universe Online delivers unparalleled high-energy, physics-powered combat that brings the player's extraordinary powers to life.
DC Universe Online was created in the artistic vision of legendary comic book artist Jim Lee, and set within a world created by famous DC writers including Geoff Johns and Marv Wolfman.
Rated T for Teen with Mild Blood, Mild Language, Mild Suggestive Themes and Violence, DC Universe Online is available for the PC and the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system. DCUO Legendary access is available for a $14.99 monthly fee.
Sony Online Entertainment, LLC (SOE) is a recognized worldwide leader in massively multiplayer online games. Best known for its blockbuster hits and franchises, including EverQuest(®), EverQuest(®)II, Champions of Norrath(®), PlanetSide(®), Free Realms(®), Clone Wars Adventures(TM) and DC Universe Online(TM), SOE creates, develops and provides compelling online entertainment for a variety of platforms. SOE is building on its proven legacy and pioneering the future of online worlds through creative development and inspired gameplay design for audiences of all ages. To learn more, visit http://www.soe.com.
SOE, the SOE logo, EverQuest, Champions of Norrath, PlanetSide and Free Realms are registered trademarks of Sony Online Entertainment, LLC. All other trademarks and trade names are properties of their respective owners. All rights reserved.
About Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, a division of Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group, is a premier worldwide publisher, developer, licensor and distributor of entertainment content for the interactive space across all current and future platforms, including console, handheld and PC-based gaming for both internal and third party game titles.
About DC Entertainment:
DC Entertainment, home to iconic brands DC Comics (Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, The Flash), Vertigo (Sandman, Fables) and MAD, is the creative division charged with strategically integrating its content across Warner Bros. Entertainment and Time Warner. DC Entertainment works in concert with many key Warner Bros. divisions to unleash its stories and characters across all media, including but not limited to film, television, consumer products, home entertainment and interactive games. Publishing thousands of comic books, graphic novels and magazines each year, DC Entertainment is the largest English-language publisher of comics in the world. In January 2012, DC Entertainment, in collaboration with Warner Bros. and Time Warner divisions, launched We Can Be Heroes--a giving campaign featuring the iconic Justice League super heroes--to raise awareness and funds to fight the hunger crisis in the Horn of Africa.
Educreations Announces $2.2mm Series A from Accel Partners & NewSchools Venture Fund
Over 50K teachers and 12K schools using Educreations to "flip the classroom" and provide personalized learning
PALO ALTO, Calif., Aug. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Educreations, the creators of the Educreations Interactive Whiteboard app, announced today the completion of a $2.2 million Series A financing round from Accel Partners and NewSchools Venture Fund. The financing will enable the company to expand its rapidly growing mobile learning platform and continue pursuing its vision of making personalized learning available to everyone. Educreations was founded by former RockYou product manager Wade Roberts and engineer Chris Streeter.
The company was incubated in ImagineK12, a Silicon Valley-based accelerator program for education technology startups. Angel investors participating in the round include Matthew Greenfield, Tabreez Verjee, and David and Julia Popowitz.
The startup's app transforms the iPad into a recordable, interactive whiteboard that captures voice and handwriting to produce video lessons. Educreations hosts these lessons online, where they can be shared publicly or with a private group. Students and teachers from around the world can replay the video lessons in any web browser, or from within the iPad app. Since launching only six months ago, more than 50,000 teachers have created and shared lessons on the Educreations platform, and it's now being used in over 12,000 schools and in 117 countries.
Two significant trends in the education sector are driving the rapid adoption of Educreations' mobile learning platform: 1) the proliferation of mobile devices, particularly iPads, in K-12 classrooms, and 2) the growing interest among teachers to leverage online video to reach students. During Apple's latest earnings call, CFO Peter Oppenheimer reported that the June quarter was the best ever for iPad sales to educational institutions. This was particularly true in the K-12 market, where iPad sales nearly doubled from a year ago to over 1 million. Notably, sales of the iPad outperformed Macs two to one, indicating a shift in preference from traditional computing to interactive, touch-based learning.
"Educreations enables me to teach my students outside the walls of my classroom and gives me the freedom to spend more time developing hands on learning activities," said Chris Ming, a high school chemistry teacher in Atlanta. "The recorded lessons allow my students to have anytime access to me and the course content and, as a result, student confidence and grades have increased in my chemistry classes."
"There are millions of fantastic teachers in the world, and we want to recognize them and celebrate their work," says Educreations CEO Roberts. "We're aiming to empower teachers by helping them reach and impact students outside the classroom, and to provide every student with access to the best teachers for them."
As part of Educreations' fundraising, Accel's Rich Wong will join the company board. "We're excited to work with Chris and Wade at the confluence of the mobile and edutech markets," said Wong. "The proliferation of tablets and mobile devices over the next 5+ years will change the best practices for teaching, and we believe Educreations will be at the forefront of this wave."
The Educreations founders have been impressed with the creativity and resourcefulness of their user base. "In addition to teachers, lessons have been created by sports coaches, scientists, artists, musicians and others," said Chris Streeter. "We see no limits to the potential offered by this platform."
About Accel Partners
Founded in 1983, Accel Partners has a long history of partnering with outstanding entrepreneurs and management teams to build world-class businesses. Accel today invests globally using dedicated teams and market-specific strategies for local geographies, with offices in Palo Alto, New York City, London and Bangalore; as well as in China via its partnership with IDG-Accel. Accel has helped entrepreneurs build over 300 successful companies, many of which have defined their categories, including 99designs, Actuate, AdMob, Agile Software, Alfresco, Angry Birds (Rovio), Atlassian, BBN, Bonobos, Braintree, Brightcove, Cloudera, ComScore, Diapers.com (Quidsi), Dropbox, Etsy, Exclusively.in, Facebook, Flipkart, Fusion-IO, Gameforge, GlamMedia, Groupon, Imperva, Infinera, Interwoven, IronPlanet, JBoss, Kayak, Lookout, Macromedia, metroPCS, MoPub, Myntra, OPOWER, Polycom/PictureTel, Playfish, Portal Software, QlikTech, Rapt, Real Networks, Redback, Responsys, Riverbed, Spotify, Squarespace, Sunrun, Trulia, UUNet, Veritas, Walmart.com, Webroot, Wonga, XenSource and Zimbra. For more information, please visit the Accel Partners web site at http://www.accel.com find us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/accel.
About NewSchools Venture Fund
NewSchools Venture Fund is a not-for-profit organization working to close the achievement gap by funding and supporting entrepreneurs who are creating innovative solutions to the problems in public education so that all children have the opportunity to succeed in college and beyond. Since our founding in 1998, NewSchools has invested $180 million in more than 90 nonprofit and for-profit educational organizations working to promote student achievement. Recognizing that neither private charity nor capital markets alone are enough to solve the problem of education inequality, we blend the best of both approaches to ensure an excellent education is available to every child. We actively share what we've learned through our investments, bring together educational leaders from across the country, and advocate for smart policies at the federal level. Learn more at http://www.newschools.org.
PLAYMOBIL Ready to Board Smartphones and Tablets for the First Time
All the iconic figurines from PLAYMOBIL's famous pirates range gathered into one game
PARIS, August 14, 2012/PRNewswire-FirstCall/ --
Gameloft, a leading global publisher of digital and social games, and PLAYMOBIL have
announced a worldwide exclusive partnership for the development of the PLAYMOBIL Pirates
game for smartphones and tablets. For over 38 years, PLAYMOBIL has been a major player in
the toy market. Since its launch in 1974, over 2.5 billion figures have been produced and
are enjoyed by children around the world. Gameloft is the first publisher to develop a
game based on the famous PLAYMOBIL's franchise on mobile devices.
Immersing in the original world of PLAYMOBIL Pirates, players can meet up with the
most iconic toys from the pirates range, from the classic figurines to the newest
additions. Users must build their own pirate camp and recruit crew members while
completing quests and mini-games. The modeling will remain faithful to the PLAYMOBIL
characters, and the exciting pirate universe will delight fans of the franchise and a wide
audience of gamers alike.
"We are thrilled to collaborate with a leader in digital games," said Christian
Buchner, Project Manager New Media, from PLAYMOBIL. "By featuring our world-famous
pirates' toys in an innovative and user-friendly digital game, Gameloft supports us in
bringing PLAYMOBIL fans a new, totally immersive gaming experience."
"PLAYMOBIL is one of the most famous children's brands in the entertainment world and
we're excited to be the first publisher to bring these hugely popular toys to life on
digital platforms," said Gonzague de Vallois, Vice President of Publishing at Gameloft.
"We've put a lot of effort into creating a gaming experience that remains faithful to the
fascinating PLAYMOBIL universe, from the famous pirate ship to the brand's unique
PLAYMOBIL Pirates will be available for free on iOS and Android smartphones / tablets,
by the end of 2012.
A leading global publisher of digital and social games, Gameloft(R) has established
itself as one of the top innovators in its field since 2000. Gameloft creates games for
all digital platforms, including mobile phones, smartphones and tablets (including
Apple(R) iOS and Android(R) devices), set-top boxes, connected TVs and consoles. Gameloft
operates its own established franchises such as Asphalt(R), Real Football(R), Modern
Combat, and N.O.V.A.: Near Orbit Vanguard Alliance(R), and also partners with major rights
holders including Marvel(R), Hasbro(R), FOX(R), Mattel(R) and Ferrari(R).
Gameloft is present on all continents, distributes its games in over 100 countries and
employs over 5,000 developers.
Gameloft is listed on the Paris Stock Exchange (ISIN: FR0000079600, Bloomberg: GFT FP,
Reuters: GLFT.PA). Gameloft's sponsored Level 1 ADR (ticker: GLOFY) is traded OTC in the
ABOUT PLAYMOBIL and geobra Brandstatter GmbH & Co.KG
Geobra Brandstatter GmbH & Co.KG - headquartered in Zirndorf, Germany - is the
producer of PLAYMOBIL and Germany's largest toy manufacturer. The 7.5 cm tall PLAYMOBIL
figure is the cornerstone of this creative toy system, which is a multi-year winner of
international awards. The imaginative role play with historical and modern play themes is
fascinating children and is highly valued by parents and educational practitioners. Since
its launch in 1974 2.5 billion PLAYMOBIL figures have been produced. The company
distributes its toy system consisting of around 30 different play themes in more than 65
countries and employs more than 3,500 people. Worldwide turnover for the Brandstatter
Group rose to a record level of 564 million Euros in 2011. Subsidiaries in the United
States, Canada, France, Great Britain, Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, Austria,
Switzerland, Italy, Greece, Mexico, Spain and Scandinavia make up the majority of the 69
per cent export share. PLAYMOBIL's certified high quality is guaranteed by using company
owned European production sites in Germany, Malta, the Czech Republic and Spain. For more
information, please visit http://www.playmobil.com.
Jessica W. Lewinstein
NA PR Manager
FileWave(TM) introduces "Lightning" for OS X 10.7 Lion and 10.8 Mountain Lion.
SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- FileWave's Lightning is a free imaging tool designed to work with Apple's new Thunderbolt(TM) technology. FileWave's Lightning allows for the creation and deployment of never-booted ASR images, based on 10.7 Lion and 10.8 Mountain Lion installers. Once the base image is created, any PKG or self-contained OS X App can be added and sorted in a simple drag and drop interface. Lightning also fully utilizes the new Mountain Lion Notification Center. Lightning allows users to drag larger images that have been prepared by other tools into the imaging library, where they will be deployed using either a Thunderbolt, USB or FireWire port. FileWave Lightning is free for download at http://www.filewave.com/lightning
FileWave designs industry-leading software deployment, imaging, inventory, client and mobile device management tools. The FileWave and Inventory suites allow IT administrators to easily control their software and hardware in complex, multi-platform environments. FileWave is best known for their patented file-level deployment technology, which allows granular control of software deployments.
For more information on FileWave's solutions, please visit http://www.filewave.com