Givex and MobileBits Expand Mobile Loyalty Channel with SAMY Integration
Thousands of Givex clients now have access to an integrated and complete
mobile marketing solution
TORONTO and LOS ANGELES, March 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - Givex, the global technology company powering next generation gift and
loyalty programs for businesses around the world, has integrated with
SAMY(SM), the fast growing mobile shopping application by MobileBits (OTCBB:
MBIT), to allow customers to store their loyalty cards on the SAMY
mobile app and start earning rewards from Givex merchants.
SAMY is an award-winning, patent pending, global mobile marketing and
loyalty network that enables merchants, brands and retailers to engage
with new customers. SAMY provides merchants an easy way to quickly
integrate all the important retail touch points including POS, gift
cards, mobile offers, loyalty systems and more into one synchronized
Givex provides its clients with powerful and integrated customer
engagement and retention tools, ranging from Gift Cards and Loyalty
Programs to POS Solutions.
"We're pleased to integrate our solution with Givex, providing our SAMY
service and benefits to their network of merchants," says Dan Miller,
CRO of MobileBits. "This integration is already being put to use by
some of the most recognized and respected brands in the fast casual
industry. Mobile marketing and loyalty is an urgent issue for all
retailers, restaurants and brands. Together, SAMY and Givex provide
them the immediate ability to address their mobile needs and reach
their most valuable customers."
"Mobile is one the major forces shaping the world of customer
interaction today," says Amanda French, VP Partner & Client Development
of Givex. "Our clients are always looking for new ways to engage with
their card holders over this medium. Now Givex merchants can use our
integration with SAMY as a way to deliver offers and rewards straight
to customers' mobile phones."
To learn more about SAMY for your business please visit http://www.samy.net or contact sales [at] mobilebits.com.
Givex's core distinction is taking on the tough task of managing all
aspects of the transaction to ensure companies can deliver maximum
customer satisfaction. More than just digital marketing, the Givex
platform helps build deeper customer relationships using smarter
transactions. Givex gift card and loyalty programs and integrated POS
solutions allow companies to gain valuable insights from real-time
transaction history, build sophisticated databases of customer
information, and drive further transactions and spending.
About MobileBits Corporation
MobileBits, provider of SAMY, the fast growing 'Mobile Mall' that
enables any merchant, retailer or brand to connect with mobile
consumers in their local area through various touch points and helps
increase sales. The solution provides business a complete set of tools
to connect with, create and manage mobile campaigns, deals, offers,
loyalty and rewards to a subscribed mobile consumer. MobileBits
operates offices in Los Angeles, Sarasota, FL and Zurich, Switzerland.
For more information, visit http://www.mobilebits.com or http://www.samy.net.
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Epson Invites Photographers to "Finish Strong" in New Advertising Contest
Winner to be On-Set for Next Epson Print Ad
LONG BEACH, Calif., March 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Epson today announced a continuation of its "Finish Strong" advertising campaign, developed by M&C Saatchi Los Angeles, with a new photography contest. Photographers are invited to submit an idea for Epson's next Finish Strong ad. The winner will receive either an opportunity to attend an actual photo shoot with world-renowned photographer Joe McNally or a $5,000 cash prize.
"Photographers have an uncanny ability to pre-visualize amazing photographs," said Richard Day, group product manager, Professional Imaging, Epson America, Inc. "This contest provides the chance for contest entrants to have their concept of a Finish Strong ad come to life. The winner will be in very good company with the likes of the photographers from previous ads, including Corinne Alavekios, Moose Peterson and Joe McNally."
For the past three years, Epson has collaborated with some of the industry's leading photographers to create the Finish Strong advertising campaign, which celebrates both the photograph and the photographer in their pursuit of that final defining print. The Finish Strong Campaign has captured some of the extraordinary lengths photographers will go to for the perfect shot - the intensity of a New York City fashion shoot, a portrait session waist deep in a Pacific Northwest river, air-to-air aviation over the searing heat of the Arizona desert, and underwater in the freezing conditions of the Antarctic Ocean.
"We're constantly inspired by the passion our Finish Strong photographers bring to their projects," said Maria Smith, associate creative director, M&C Saatchi Los Angeles. "This contest takes the Finish Strong campaign into an exciting new phase and invites photographers to let us know what inspires them."
Epson's contest began on March 1 and ends on April 15. Entrants can participate by submitting 200 words or less describing their idea for Epson's next Finish Strong print ad. More information, including the submission form and previous "Finish Strong" print advertisements, can be found at http://www.epson.com/finishstrongcontest.
Epson is a global imaging and innovation leader whose product lineup ranges from inkjet printers and 3LCD projectors to sensors and other microdevices. Dedicated to exceeding the vision of its customers worldwide, Epson delivers customer value based on compact, energy-saving, and high-precision technologies in markets spanning enterprise and the home to commerce and industry.
Led by the Japan-based Seiko Epson Corporation, the Epson Group comprises more than 81,000 employees in 97 companies around the world, and is proud of its ongoing contributions to the global environment and the communities in which it operates. Epson America, Inc. based in Long Beach, Calif. is Epson's regional headquarters for the U.S., Canada, and Latin America. To learn more about Epson, please visit: http://www.Epson.com.
Note: EPSON is a registered trademark and EPSON Exceed Your Vision is a registered logomark of Seiko Epson Corporation. All other product brand names are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their respective companies. Epson disclaims any and all rights in these marks.
At 4th March 2013 Lyoness starts its Facebook game "Coin Rush". The retro style social
game will be available until 30th September 2013 and offers the opportunity to win
numerous prizes. Also the "Shopping Treasure" Campaign will thereby be supported.
Lyoness designed a social game for Facebook in cooperation with the renowned agency
"vi knallgrau". "Coin Rush" can be played at numerous Lyoness Facebook fan pages. The game
is based on a simple principle: Players collect virtual coins and have to avoid obstacles
and enemies. Players move their characters through several virtual worlds. The aim of the
game is to collect as many coins as possible and to beat the high score. Prizes will be
raffled off on a monthly basis among all players. The main prize is a travel voucher worth
EUR 2,000 which can be used for a shopping trip of the winner's choice. The total value of
all prizes is EUR 12,000.
Currently, Lyoness has 250,000 fans on Facebook and runs local Facebook fan pages in
already more than 20 countries. The fan pages enable Lyoness Members to directly
communicate and interact with the Lyoness Team. Further, there are exclusive promotions
and raffles for Lyoness fans.
Lyoness is an international sector spanning shopping community as well as a Loyalty
Programme for trades. It is active in 30 countries throughout Europe, as well as in the
USA, Canada, Brazil, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar and South Africa and in the Asian
Pacific region in Hong Kong, Macao, Australia, Thailand and in the Philippines. Currently,
more than 2.6 million Members use the Lyoness Benefits at 29,000 Loyalty Merchants
worldwide. You can find further information at http://www.lyoness.com.
MICA Launches MICA Indian Marketing Intelligence (MIMI)
AHMEDABAD, India, March 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
India's Most Empowering and Comprehensive Market Intelligence Resource
Mudra Institute of Communications, Ahmedabad (MICA), India's premier communications
management institute, has launched a unique market intelligence product called MICA Indian
Marketing Intelligence (MIMI), that assists businesses in making sound and strategic
marketing and business decisions in India.
India's complex socio-cultural, political and demographical mix can present challenges
in terms of developing new products, identifying market segments, designing market-entry
strategy and effectively launching products into different regional markets with greater
Built around a unique data-fusion algorithm developed by the professors and
researchers of MICA, MIMI fuses the variety of structured information, compiled from
authentic sources, to provide a composite, granular market-view. It also provides Market
Potential Index (MPI) and other data separately for rural, urban and total Indian market
for more than 630 districts, hitherto not provided by any other similar product.
The main highlights of MIMI are:
- Provides Market Potential Index: As one of the most acute needs of the marketer is
to arrive at a district prioritization for purposes ranging from market entry to
product/service launch, MIMI provides Market Potential Index (MPI) for 630 districts for
rural, urban and total market. The higher the MPI, the higher is the market
- Provides a Wide Array of Information and Applicability: With 143 variables across
rural and urban market, MIMI provides data related to Demographics, Agricultural,
Financial Services, Media Ownership, Vehicle Ownership, House Hold (HH) Size and Usage, HH
Basic Amenities, HH Light and Fuel, etc. to be applied across sectors ranging from
Construction and FMCG to Telecom.
- Simplifies Decision Making: To interpret the data quickly and effectively, MIMI
provides a host of features like Graphs, GIS maps, Quartile and Potentiometer in
downloadable format. These features are helpful for better presentation of the data and
clarity of analysis. For example, if a marketer would like to target a specific region,
the Quartile-based model helps him to compare various districts on selected variables,
simultaneously, to arrive at a comparative picture.
- User-friendly Interface: With a highly interactive website and user-friendly
interface, one can perform a large number of functions like execute simple arithmetic
functions, customize variables, save work-space, compare districts across the states,
besides others, with the help of MIMI's superlative filtered features.
- Comes With Zero IT Cost: MIMI is based on a powerful cloud platform. It ensures you
get a robust and high performance platform without having to worry about software upgrades
and hardware maintenance.
- Has Composite Score for Selected Categories of Variables: To better understand the
prosperity of a district and penetration of assets, composite score for selected
categories of variables like agriculture, financial services, media ownership, and vehicle
ownership are provided.
Testimonials about MIMI:
- Mr. Santosh Desai (MD & CEO, Future Brands Ltd.)
"MIMI fills a crucial gap by putting together a comprehensive database that will
provide immense value to business and research alike."
- Mr. R. Narasimhan (Former President of ORG/Blackstone Market Facts and has been
associated with AC Nielsen ORG - MARG as an advisor for over 10 years)
"MIMI is a tool developed after extensive research and built on a host of secondary
data, using advanced statistical techniques."
- Dr. N. Bhaskara Rao (Chairman, Center for Media Studies)
"MIMI is an invaluable one-stop reference source and master guide. It cannot be
avoided by anyone interested in strategic marketing at macro and micro levels."
Main sources of data utilized by MIMI:
- The Census of India - 2011
- Planning Commission (Government of India)
- Ministry of Agriculture
- Department of Agriculture and Cooperation
- Agricultural Marketing Information System Network
- National Horticulture Mission
- Live Stock - Department of Animal Husbandry (2007)
- Reserve Bank of India (2009)
- Fertilizer Association of India (2009-2010)
- Audit Bureau of Circulations (January-June 2010-2011)
- National Sample Survey Office (2009-2010)
- Bureau of Economics and Statistics of States and UTs
MIMI can be used by strategic decision makers to make informed marketing decision in
various industry sectors Advertising, Manufacturing, FMCG, Durables, Banking and Finance,
Food Products, Automobiles, Pharmaceuticals, Travel and Hospitality, Telecommunication,
Agriculture & Agri-processing, Clothing & Textiles, Retail, Packaging, Delivery
Services/Logistics, ICT-Information& Communication Technology, Environment & Waste,
Transportation, Diamond, Gems and Jewellery, Gas Distribution, Oil & Gas, Power Generation
& Distribution etc.
MIMI can also be used by researchers, consultants, entrepreneurs, academicians and
students to get a better understanding of markets and their potential across India.
Dr. Vina Vani, Dr. Shailesh Yagnik and Dr. Rohit Trivedi are the thought leaders
About Mudra Institute of Communications, Ahmedabad (MICA)
Mudra Institute of Communications, Ahmedabad (MICA), is India's premier communications
management institute, recognized for its excellence in imparting specialized higher
education in marketing, brand management, advertising, media & digital communications
management, besides research & analytics. MICA's mission is "to develop innovative
professionals in the practice, development and management of communications to serve the
needs of industry and society through education, research and advocacy". As part of this
commitment, MICA also spearheads cutting-edge applied research to service the needs of the
Primary Media Contact: Malika Bhavnani, CMCG India, firstname.lastname@example.org,
Secondary Media Contact: Mr. Hardip Chandnani, MICA, email@example.com,
Logicalis Acquires 2e2's Four European Operations to Expand Euro Footprint and Enhance Service Management Portfolio
LONDON, March 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
Deal will execute on the integrator's expansion strategy in mainland Europe, and
create new centre of excellence for Service Management
Logicalis Group [http://www.logicalis.com ], the international IT solutions and
managed services provider has agreed to acquire the four European subsidiaries of 2e2,
excluding their UK business, for EUR24million ($31 million). Separately, Logicalis has
employed approximately 70 people from the defunct 2e2 UK operation and assumed some of
their respective business.
Logicalis Group will acquire the Spanish and Irish systems integration businesses,
operated under the Morse banner; the Channels Islands business (Jersey and Guernsey) and
their operation in the Netherlands which is a leading IT Service Management (ITSM)
Consultancy, also providing ITSM-as-a-Service offerings.
Ian Cook, Chief Executive of Logicalis Group, comments:
"This transaction delivers on our stated intentions to grow our European presence and
augment our solutions and services capabilities. In particular, the Spanish business is
strategically important to us to strengthen relationships with our multinational clients
in Latin America. The Service Management Consultancy business further enhances our
services offering and allows us to introduce it to Logicalis' wider international
It also allows us to deliver an enhanced portfolio of communications and
collaboration, data centre, managed services and cloud services to these new markets."
The Spanish operation based in Madrid and Barcelona has a strong enterprise managed
services focus and is a key vendor partner of IBM with strong customer relationships that
complement many of Logicalis' multinational clients in Latin America.
The Irish operation, based out of Dublin and Cork, is a leading provider of enterprise
hardware and software solutions and services, and has long standing and strong
partnerships with leading industry vendors such as IBM, NetApp and HP, and further
enforces Logicalis' commitment to these existing strategic partners.
The Channel Islands operation is one of the largest IT service companies in the
Channel Islands and offers a comprehensive range of Information and Communications
Technology services and solutions in their local markets.
These operations in Spain, Ireland and the Channel Islands will operate under the
Logicalis banner and serve to offer Logicalis' extensive communications and collaboration,
data centre, managed services and cloud services portfolio.
The Netherlands subsidiary, is a provider of industry-leading Service Management
consulting, solutions and services, and will operate as Logicalis SMC (Service Management
Consultancy). As well as continuing to support its existing customers, across a number of
European countries, it will serve as a Service Management centre of excellence hub.
Logicalis SMC brings a world-class team of ITSM consultants, as well as its leading
IT-Guardian ITSM-as-a-Service offering.
As a result of this complete transaction, Logicalis will expand its operations with
over 480 employees in the Channel Islands, Spain, Ireland and the Netherlands and with
annualised revenues of approximately $150 million and unaudited EBITDA of more than $8m.
CONTACT: Contact: Greg Halse/Zara May, Cohesive Communications, Logicalis@cohesive.uk.com, +44(0)1291-626200.
Innovative Computer Accessories With Sleek Scandinavian Design
STOCKHOLM, March 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
We at Penclic are happy to announce that we will be attending CeBIT
[http://www.cebit.de/home ] in Hannover from the 5th - 9th March 2013. After all the
positive feedback we received at CeBIT last year, we are excited to return with our ever
expanding range of computer accessories. In 2013 Penclic will be present at Hall 014,
Penclic computer accessories [http://www.penclic.se ] are designed to enhance the way
in which we interact with computers. Penclic provide creative and efficient computer
accessories for our users, while also implementing strong ergonomic enhancements into all
of our products, providing a safe and efficient user experience.
At CeBIT 2013 we will be revealing our new products: Penclic Mouse B2 (Bluetooth), and
our Penclic Numpad N2. Also Penclic will be showing and demonstrating their original range
of computer mouses and keyboards.
Penclic Mouse - Perfect precision and speed is now at hand!
The stylish Penclic Mouse [http://www.penclic.se/penclic-mus/penclic-mouse ] takes the
computer mouse to the next level. Penclic Mouse looks, feels and moves like a pen,
providing an amazing user experience. It is a sleek and comfortable mouse catering for all
professional and home users. Its smooth pen grip provides comfort and a relaxed working
position for your wellbeing. Penclic are pleased to announce the availability of our new
Penclic Mouse with Bluetooth connection in addition to the corded and wireless models. The
Bluetooth capabilities allows for connection without using up USB ports on the computer.
The Penclic Mouse B2 is available in a stylish white colour, a stark contrast to our other
two black mouse models.
Minimal size. Maximum comfort!
Penclic Mini Keyboard [http://www.penclic.se/penclic-mini-keyboard ] combines
contemporary Swedish design, function and ergonomics without sacrificing comfort for size.
An optimal 5mm profile thickness, full size, quiet touch keys and reduced size are all
added benefits which create a healthy working position. The mini keyboard has been
designed to increase user comfort and functionality while also allowing users to free up
much needed desk space. Enjoy the simple and sleek design of Penclic Mini Keyboard. The
new Penclic Numpad [http://www.penclic.se/numpad ] is for those of us who can't live
without the numerical function. It is perfect to use with your laptop or connected to your
Penclic Mini Keyboard.
Penclic AB [http://www.penclic.se/om-oss/?lang=en ] is a Swedish company that combines
the latest technology with sleek, ergonomic design. Our products make your work by the
computer more functional and more efficient. We always aim for durability, quality and
care. This way you can get accessories that are as smart and innovative as yourself.
New Tornado App Brings American Red Cross Safety Information to Mobile Devices
App's audio alert feature can help save lives when users can't monitor the weather
WASHINGTON, March 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As National Severe Weather Awareness Week begins, the American Red Cross is releasing its official Tornado App, putting lifesaving information right in the hands of people who live in, visit or have loved ones in tornado-prone areas.
This free app--available in English or Spanish--gives iPhone, iPad and Android smart phone and tablet users instant access to local and real-time information, so they know what to do before, during and after a tornado. The app includes a high-pitched siren and "tornado warning!" alert that signals when a NOAA tornado warning has been issued in their area - even if users have the app closed. An "all clear!" alert lets users know when a tornado warning has expired or has been cancelled.
"The alerts in the Tornado App can save lives," said Jim Judge, preparedness expert, member of the American Red Cross Scientific Advisory Committee and chair of its Preparedness Sub-Council. "Now, when a tornado warning is issued in the middle of the night, the siren alert can wake people up so they can head to a safe area. Users can even receive alerts when they are away from their loved ones or don't have access to radio or TV."
Other features of the app include:
-- Location-based NOAA tornado, severe thunderstorm and flood watch and
-- Enhanced weather maps and information provided by Weather Underground, a
digital brand of The Weather Company;
-- One-touch "I'm safe" messaging that allows users to broadcast
reassurance to family and friends via social media outlets that they are
out of harm's way;
-- Simple steps and checklists people can use to create an emergency plan
and share it with household members;
-- Preloaded content that gives users instant access to critical action
steps, even without mobile connectivity;
-- Toolkit with flashlight, strobe light and audible alarm;
-- Locations of open Red Cross shelters; and
-- Badges users can earn through interactive quizzes and share on social
The Tornado App is the latest in a series of mobile apps created by the Red Cross, the nation's leader in emergency preparedness. "With more than 2 million downloads, our apps have already helped save lives during hurricanes, earthquakes and wildfires," Judge added.
-- Mobile activity soared due to Superstorm Sandy:
-- More than 400,000 people downloaded the Red Cross Hurricane App;
-- Nearly 6 million NOAA weather alerts were sent;
-- Preparedness content was the most popular feature of the app followed by
alerts and the shelter locator;
-- The average time spent using the app increased 300 percent; and
-- The app had 15 million page views.
Right after the storm, the Hurricane App was updated with real-time recovery information including Red Cross shelter and feeding sites, FEMA sites, warming centers and open gas stations to help those affected by the storm.
The Tornado App, along with the others, can be found in the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store for Android by searching for American Red Cross or by going to redcross.org/mobileapps. Using apps can help people prepare for disasters, but they are not a substitute for training. Red Cross First Aid and CPR/AED training empowers people to know how to respond to emergencies in case advanced medical help is delayed. People can go to redcross.org/takeaclass for course information and to register.
The Red Cross responds to nearly 70,000 disasters each year and we help people get ready to respond to emergencies by providing these apps for free. The Red Cross needs the help of the public to continue this lifesaving effort. People can make a donation to the Red Cross by going to redcross.org, texting REDCROSS to 90999 or by calling 1-800-REDCROSS.
About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.orgor join our blog at blog.redcross.org.
KitchenAid Adds Powerful Electric Kettle To Pro Line® Series
CHICAGO, March 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- KitchenAid( )announced that it's adding an electric kettle to its Pro Line(®) Series, a collection of premium countertop appliances combining best-in-class performance with a bold and distinctive design. The new kettle joins the full portfolio of Pro Line(®) Series appliances that includes a 16-cup food processor, cordless hand blender, 7-qt. stand mixer and 2- and 4-slice toasters.
"Like all the appliances in our Pro Line(®) Series, our new kettle was built to deliver exceptional performance, striking design and intuitive functionality," says Beth Robinson, senior manager of brand experience for KitchenAid. "Whether it's being used to heat water for green tea or French press coffee, the kettle offers fast, precise heating and eliminates any guesswork for desired water temperatures."
The 1440 Watt electric kettle features a water level gauge with a display window for precise measurement, holding up to 51 ounces of water. An external temperature dial on the kettle base glides left or right to set the desired water temperature. Temperatures can be set anywhere from 50 - 100 degrees C, with near boiling temperatures used for brewing specific types of tea marked in finer increments. A glowing white light indicates exact temperature selection.
The start button illuminates when heating has begun, with progressing white lights that blink to indicate the rising temperature and time remaining during the heating process. A soft chime sounds when water is heated to the desired temperature. A circular temperature gauge rises as water is heated, and provides continuous temperature measurement, even when the kettle is removed from the base.
"The kettle body is built with a dual wall design that keeps the water inside hotter for a longer period of time, yet remains cool to the touch on the outside," notes Robinson.
Additional features of the kettle include a 360 degrees rotating base for easy lifting of the kettle body from any direction. The lid release button provides easy water filling, and a soft touch handle offers comfort and control when handling the kettle. The kettle's cord wrap feature keeps the cord neat and organized for storage.
The kettle is designed with an all-steel, dome shaped body and is available in Candy Apple Red, Frosted Pearl White, Onyx Black, Silver Medallion and Sugar Pearl at a suggested retail price of $199.99.
Since the introduction of its legendary stand mixer in 1919 and first dishwasher in 1949, KitchenAid has built on the legacy of these icons to create a complete line of products designed for cooks. Today, the KitchenAid brand offers virtually every essential for the well-equipped kitchen with a collection that includes everything from countertop appliances to cookware, ranges to refrigerators, and whisks to wine cellars. Cook for the Cure®, the brand's partnership with Susan G. Komen for the Cure®, is now in its twelfth year and has raised over $9 million to help find a cure for breast cancer. To learn why chefs choose KitchenAid for their homes more than any other brand*, visit KitchenAid.com or join us at Facebook.com/KitchenAid and Twitter.com/KitchenAidUSA.
* Based on a 2012 survey, KitchenAid was found to be the home kitchen appliance brand chosen most often by members of the International Association of Culinary Professionals.
CHICAGO, March 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- KitchenAid, the premium brand that has been offering cooking enthusiasts colorful appliance options for more than 50 years, is adding nine new colors to its Artisan(®) and Artisan(®) Design Series stand mixer palettes, including: Apple Cider, Azure Blue, Blueberry, Cafe Latte, Canopy Green, Cranberry, Frosted Pearl White, Plumberry, Toffee and Watermelon.
The brand's latest pink shade, Cranberry, joins the Susan G. Komen series of KitchenAid products and will be available in a suite of coordinating countertop appliances. These include a 3.5-cup food chopper ($49.99), 2-speed hand blender ($49.99), 5-speed hand mixer ($49.99) and blade coffee grinder ($49.99). Additional KitchenAid colors offered in a countertop suite of appliances include Crystal Blue, Green Apple, Majestic Yellow and Tangerine.
"Why not make cooking more fun and enliven the kitchen space with a burst of color?" asks Beth Robinson, senior manager of brand experience for KitchenAid. "Selecting colorful countertop appliances is an easy way to brighten up a kitchen and for cooks to weave their unique styles into the decor."
The Artisan(®) Stand Mixer model, with a suggested retail price of $429.99, and Artisan(®) Design Series Stand Mixer model, with a suggested retail price of $459.99, are designed with a tilt-back mixer head that provides clear access to the bowl and beaters. The mixer features a 5-quart capacity stainless steel bowl or glass bowl design, depending on the model, that can handle up to nine cups of flour and includes a flat beater, dough hook and wire whip. Like all stand mixer models, the mixer incorporates a multipurpose power hub that accommodates more than a dozen attachments for making everything from pasta and ice cream to sausage.
Over five decades ago KitchenAid pioneered color in the kitchen with the introduction of stand mixers in Petal Pink, Sunny Yellow, Island Green and Satin Chrome. Today, there are more than 30 colors and finishes in the stand mixer collection. Color is also found throughout the KitchenAid collection in both electric and nonelectric products such as gadgets and utensils, cutlery, bakeware and cookware.
Since the introduction of its legendary stand mixer in 1919 and first dishwasher in 1949, KitchenAid has built on the legacy of these icons to create a complete line of products designed for cooks. Today, the KitchenAid brand offers virtually every essential for the well-equipped kitchen with a collection that includes everything from countertop appliances to cookware, ranges to refrigerators, and whisks to wine cellars. Cook for the Cure(®), the brand's partnership with Susan G. Komen for the Cure(®), is now in its twelfth year and has raised over $9 million to help find a cure for breast cancer. To learn why chefs choose KitchenAid for their homes more than any other brand*, visit KitchenAid.com or join us at Facebook.com/KitchenAid and Twitter.com/KitchenAidUSA.
* Based on a 2012 survey, KitchenAid was found to be the home kitchen appliance brand chosen most often by members of the International Association of Culinary Professionals.
NanoTech (NTEK) To Debut New Jumper Game At Amusement Expo 2013
New Video Redemption Product to be Exhibited in Booth 1239 at Las Vegas Show
SAN JOSE, Calif., March 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- NANOTECH GAMING LABS, a division of NANOTECH ENTERTAINMENT (OTCPINK: NTEK) today announced the debut of its first Video Redemption Game, JUMPER will be at the Amusement Expo 2013 in Las Vegas NV. The Amusement Expo will be held from March 20, 2013 to March 22, 2013 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
Jeffrey A. Foley CEO of NanoTech commented, "We are excited about the roll out of our first Video Redemption Coin-Op machine, Jumper. It is based on our new Video Redemption engine that has been in development for the past couple of years. We have combined that engine with some our proprietary Artificial Intelligence routines that allow for the machines to maximize earnings and replays while maintaining the highest level of enjoyment for the players." Foley continued, "We are looking forward to showing off the machine to Operators and Distributors at the Las Vegas show."
The Amusement Expo is a focal point for the Coin-Op industry - serving as a showcase for the latest new equipment for the trade; providing hands-on information for buyers and sellers of the industry; and acting as the primary face-to-face conduit between trade partners in the coin machine business. Like many industry trade events, the AMOA Expo is the annual business barometer for the marketplace it serves. For those who need to keep abreast of the latest developments or want to maintain valuable contacts with fellow coin machine business men and women, the annually-conducted Expo is the place to be.
Foley closed stating, "Jumper is the first in a line of new Coin-Op video redemption products based on the new NanoTech Gaming Labs 'Ticker' game engine. We have multiple products slated to run on the new platform. Ticker provides a cross platform, low cost deployment for machines while providing state of the art features and performance. The engine runs on a variety of hardware including Intel ATOM based PC boards, Broadcom SOC systems such as the Raspberry Pi, and many other dedicated single board computers. By having a flexible embedded engine, we can not only build exciting new machines, but also offer low cost upgrade kits to operators who wish to upgrade their existing cabinets to a fresh new game. We have conservatively forecasted our Ticker based games to generate several million in gross revenues and over a million dollars in profits for 2013. We are very excited about the debut of the first game this month."
About NanoTech Entertainment
Headquartered in San Jose, CA, with US operations in NV, MA, along with India and China, NanoTech Entertainment is a global technology company that focuses on all aspects of the entertainment industry. With three business units, focusing on Gaming, Media & IPTV and Mobile Apps, the company has a unique business model. The company has a diverse portfolio of products and technology. NanoTech Gaming Labs operates as a virtual manufacturer, developing its technology and games, and licensing them to third parties for manufacturing and distribution in order to keep its overhead extremely low and operations efficient in the new global manufacturing economy. NanoTech Media develops proprietary technology which it licenses to publishers for use in their products as well as creating and publishing unique content. NanoTech Communications develops and sells proprietary apps and technology in the Mobile and Consumer space. NanoTech is redefining the role of developers and manufacturers in the global market. More information about NanoTech Entertainment and its products can be found on the web at http://www.NanoTechEnt.com.
NanoTech Entertainment (OTCPINK: NTEK) trades on OTC Pink, the open marketplace for a wide spectrum of equity securities. Investors can find real-time quotes and market information at http://www.otcmarkets.com.
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Big Fish's "Match-Up!" Brings the First Real-Time, Multiplayer Tournament Competition to Mobile Social Play
Big Fish Partners with Seattle-Based Jawfish Games on "Match-Up!" Development
SEATTLE, March 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Big Fish, the world's largest producer of casual games, today announced "Match-Up! by Big Fish," the first real-time tournament game platform built for casual game mechanics on mobile devices. Developed in partnership with Jawfish Games, "Match-Up!" will change mobile social play from turn-based experiences into fast-paced synchronous bracketed tournaments of up to 16 players.
"Most mobile players are familiar with games like 'Word With Friends' or 'Draw Something.' The main reason these types of games are abandoned is due to the lag time in waiting for a friend to return play," said Christopher Williams, Vice President and GM of Big Fish Free-to-Play. "'Match-Up! by Big Fish' solves that frustrating wait by offering mobile gamers live multiplayer matchups any time with a variety of popular casual games to chose among."
The groundbreaking real-time, multiplayer tournament technology serving the "Match-Up!" game platform is what makes this game stand out. The servers can handle hundreds of thousands of simultaneous players in fast-paced, exciting real-time tournaments.
"'Match-Up! by Big Fish' is an awesome game that shows how incredibly fun and engaging real-time tournament play can be," said Phil Gordon, founder of Jawfish Games and world-renown poker player. "Building a scalable, lightweight synchronous tournament engine is an insanely challenging engineering problem and we're the first to crack it."
"Match-Up! by Big Fish" will be available in March 2013. Supported mobile platforms and included games will be announced at launch.
About Big Fish
Founded in 2002, Big Fish is the world's largest producer of casual games; dedicated to bringing engaging entertainment to everyone, anywhere, on any device. Through its proprietary, data-driven platform, millions of consumers seeking engaging entertainment easily discover and play PC and mobile games created by Big Fish's network of more than 600 development partners and its in-house Big Fish Studios. The company has distributed more than 2 billion games from a growing catalog of 3,000+ unique PC games and 300+ unique mobile games, and offers cross-platform streaming games via the proprietary universal cloud gaming service, Big Fish Unlimited. Big Fish's games are played in more than 150 countries on a wide variety of devices across 10 languages. The company is headquartered in Seattle, WA, with regional offices in Oakland, CA; Cork, Ireland; Vancouver, Canada; and Luxembourg.
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West Bend Debuts Countertop Novelties Including Slow Cooker, Soft Serve Yogurt And Popcorn Makers
Bringing Fun and Flavor into the Kitchen at the International Home + Housewares Show
WEST BEND, Wis., March 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- West Bend (http://www.westbend.com), a leading developer of electric kitchen appliances, introduces innovative product offerings in the slow cooker, soft serve yogurt, snow cone, popcorn and iced tea product categories, all at the forefront of the hottest kitchen trends. The new products will debut at the International Home + Housewares Show at Booth L11702, along with new design innovations for an array of additional West Bend kitchen tools.
Bringing flavor and fun to the kitchen, West Bend will introduce new ways for consumers to make their favorite meals and snacks. Pastry Chef Adrienne Blumthal will conduct product demonstrations on-site to highlight the following:
-- Soft Serve Yogurt Makers: With yogurt consumption at an all time high
(anticipated double digit continued growth), West Bend's Make & Dispense
and Store & Serve containers offer consumers easy ways to personalize
and portion their soft serve yogurt homemade treats. Retail Price
$79.99 / $99.99
-- Grill Griddle: West Bend's reversible grill griddle brings consumers a
tool for everyday entrees. From searing and grilling to keeping food
warm, the Grill Griddle brings versatility to the kitchen. Retail Price
-- Jelly Belly( (TM)) Snow Cone Makers and Tools: The fun of Jelly Belly's
well loved jelly beans is available in an exciting new form with the
Jelly Belly Snow Cone collection. Featuring items such as the Jelly
Belly Portable Ice Shaver, Decorating Kits and Flavor Syrups in top 10
Jelly Belly flavors, families can have fun making flavorful and fun
creations in the home. Retail Price $3.99 - $29.99
-- Jelly Belly( (TM)) Cotton Candy Maker: Bringing the fun of Jelly Belly
into the home, the Jelly Belly Cotton Candy Maker makes individual
servings of cotton candy on demand. Includes 6 paper cotton candy
cones. Retail Price $49.99
-- Stir Crazy Deluxe and Air Crazy Popper Popcorn Makers: Bringing flavor
and excitement to the popcorn category, West Bend introduces its Stir
Crazy Deluxe and Air Crazy Popper makers to the market. In bold colors
that create a statement, West Bend's popcorn makers also offer added
convenience with features that include a removable heating plate for
easy cleanup and a cover that doubles as a serving bowl. Retail Price
-- Iced Tea Maker: West Bend's Iced Tea Maker is a 2.75 quart pitcher
brewing system with a brew strength selector and removable sweetener
chamber. Timed brewing and steeping settings allow consumers the
ability to adjust the sweetness and strength of their iced tea. Retail
-- Portable Slow Cooker: Offering the same great cooking performance of
at-home versions, West Bend's new Portable Slow Cooker allows consumers
the flexibility to bring homemade meals on the go. Insulated
transportation totes and slow cookers available in three statement
colors, Red, Green and Blue. Retail Price $49.95
Chef Adrienne Blumthal will show visitors how to use West Bend's new Portable Slow Cooker for making desserts and other sweet treats, expanding the usability of the slow cooker. Additional demonstrations will include gourmet grilled cheese with West Bend's new Grill Griddle, highlighting the ability to sear, grill and warm entrees with one comprehensive product. Also, popcorn demonstrations with West Bend's Stir Crazy Deluxe and Air Crazy Popper, introducing new ways to spice up a snack favorite, with blue cheese, bacon, sweet churro flavorings and more.
"Beyond introducing new West Bend products at the International Home + Housewares Show, we are thrilled to demonstrate exciting ways for consumers to spice up everyday favorites. Always looking for ways to bring fun into the kitchen, we've created a versatile collection of tools, perfect for creating culinary masterpieces, while remaining practical enough for everyday use," said Howard Kaney, Product Manager for West Bend.
As part of Focus Products Group International (FPGI)'s extensive line-up at the International Home + Housewares Show, FPGI will also showcase its brands Chicago Metallic and Amco Houseworks at a second booth S610.
)West Bend(®), a leading developer of electric kitchen appliances, has been in business since 1911. Spanning multiple generations with innovative product offerings, West Bend(®) delivers unmatched performance, quality, and value to consumers nationwide. Whether you're making fresh, homemade bread, blending smoothies, roasting a chicken, or baking a pizza, West Bend(®) strives to make your kitchen activities easier. Founded in West Bend, Wisconsin, and having celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2011, West Bend's headquarters is still located in West Bend, Wisconsin. It is currently a privately held company managed by Focus Products Group International, LLC. Sister brands include Chicago Metallic Bakeware and Amco Houseworks.
About Focus Products Group International, LLC
Focus Housewares Group, a division of Focus Products Group International, LLC, is a leader in providing high quality culinary products for the gourmet to everyday cook and baker. The company specializes in the design and marketing of functionally superior housewares, bakeware, bathroom accessories, storage systems, and counter top kitchen appliances that can be found in premium, national, and specialty retailers around the country. Its operations serve the hospitality, food service, and consumer markets. The company is comprised of the following subsidiary brands: Amco Houseworks, Chicago Metallic and Swing-A-Way. http://www.focuspg.com
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Zenith TigerCloud Brings Virtualized Infrastructures to SMBs
MSPs Embracing TigerCloud as Businesses Flock to the Cloud
PITTSBURGH, March 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- When Zenith Infotech launched TigerCloud converged infrastructure in April 2012 along with Intel, Zenith CEO Akash Saraf was confident that it would satisfy a significant need for service providers with small to medium clients. And it looks like he was right. Since TigerCloud went on the market in August, hundreds of units have been deployed, and sales continue to grow.
TigerCloud, based on the Intel® Xeon® E3 processor, pulls together all of the IT components needed for hosting servers, desktops, storage, backup and networking into a single, optimized solution. Because it's designed to work as an integrated system, TigerCloud centralizes IT management, consolidates systems, increases resource utilization and lowers costs.
MSPs serving the SMB market find that their clients particularly reap the benefits. Expert Data Labs, near Pittsburgh, is migrating to TigerCloud for their hosted services. EDL founder Joe Nardone explained, "Our clients want a turn-key, no-fuss solution. They ask us, 'Can't I just pay you to keep everything running?' With TigerCloud, we can provide hardware-as-a-service, so they no longer have to deal with it. TigerCloud speaks to our clients' needs, enabling us to capitalize on opportunities to better serve them."
Saraf is seeing TigerCloud's capabilities being put to work in a variety of industries. "We have clients in education, health care, finance, manufacturing, software development. TigerCloud is flexible and powerful enough to handle the most demanding computing needs."
Skip Carruth, President of McLane Intelligent Solutions in central Texas, recently deployed TigerCloud for an area school. "School districts have very limited funds. Our client receives many donated computers, but most are already obsolete. With TigerCloud, we're able to utilize these older machines as thin clients, relying on TigerCloud to provide the CPU, RAM and storage. It's ideal for their virtual desktop infrastructure."
Zenith partners point to the affordable cost and robust features of the solution. Carruth explained, "TigerCloud can do the vast majority of what the huge enterprise systems do, at 30% of the cost. We don't give up anything with TigerCloud - it's a great answer for performance and reliability." Nardone elaborated that, "Small and medium companies all define 'value' in their own way. Cost savings, efficiency, reliability, flexibility - each business weighs these differently. With TigerCloud, we're able to tailor affordable offerings for each client. We know the system is going to work well, for them and for us."
Saraf sees the market growing rapidly for TigerCloud. "The cloud has caused a paradigm shift in business computing. SMBs are expected to spend 1/3 of their IT budgets on cloud-based services in 2013. Large public cloud services can't offer the support or targeted services that SMBs require. TigerCloud is perfectly situated for this niche; it's the tool they need to capture the power of the cloud."
About Zenith Infotech
Zenith Infotech is a leading international company specializing in delivering innovative IT solutions for virtual infrastructures, data storage, and backup & disaster recovery. Zenith partners with IT service providers serving the small to medium business market to help them capitalize on the lucrative cloud market. For more information about TigerCloud, visit http://www.tigercloud.com or follow Zenith at http://www.facebook.com/ZenithInfotechUSA and http://www.twitter.com/ZenithUSA.
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CONTACT: Barbara Burk, Vice President of Marketing, Zenith Infotech, +1-724-935-4157, firstname.lastname@example.org
MEDfx to Showcase Connected Healthcare Technology at Upcoming HIMSS Conference
Pioneering Healthcare IT Company's Solutions Deliver Data, Insights To Manage, Improve Individual and Population Care
NEW ORLEANS, March 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- MEDfx Corporation, a leader in the connected healthcare space, today announced that the company will take part in the upcoming HIMSS 2013 Conference & Exhibition, which will be held from March 3-7 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans. A must-attend event for health IT professionals, HIMSS showcases the latest innovations in healthcare technology. MEDfx will exhibit the company's cutting-edge solutions at the AVNET Booth #1851 March 3-6, 2013.
A pioneer in the connected health industry, MEDfx has been providing Health Information Exchange (HIE) solutions since 2009, spanning both enterprise-wide private HIEs as well as public HIEs and secure messaging solutions. MEDfx offers a variety of tools for both secure point-to-point exchange of patient health information and community-based document sharing, all leveraging nationally and internationally recognized standards.
MEDfx has a history of success working with the Office of the National Coordinator around federal initiatives as well as traditional HIE initiatives with hospitals, IDNs and practices. In 2011 MEDfx performed one of the first successful pilots of ONC's Direct Project with MedVirginia, proving that common standards will help support the secure exchange of data among healthcare providers. Later that same year, MEDfx successfully demonstrated the power of connected healthcare in partnership with federal agencies and civilian healthcare organizations under the Virtual Lifetime Electronic Records (VLER) initiative for veterans and US military personnel.
In 2012, MEDfx and Community Health Alliance, Inc., a Virginia-based not-for-profit, formed a partnership to create a statewide Health Information Exchange (HIE), ConnectVirginia, in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Today, customers are able to extend the value of their MEDfx Lifescape Exchange HIE by seamlessly connecting it to the federal eHealth Exchange (formerly NwHIN) and DIRECT.
MEDfx's vision for healthcare is one where health information exchange is implicit in the delivery of patient care. Over the past year, MEDfx has doubled its investment in its portfolio of infrastructure tools for HIE, resulting in an extension of supported international standards for health information exchange beyond HL7, IHE and Federal standards like DIRECT and eHealth Exchange.
MEDfx recognizes that there is a large domestic and international market need for the MEDfx suite of solutions to integrate medical records, coordinate care across the healthcare continuum and enable knowledge-based decisions to drive the most cost-effective care therapies for patient populations. Currently there is strong demand in the healthcare marketplace for solutions that help manage care delivered to patient populations and very few solutions that meet that demand.
MEDfx is continuously investing in tools to enable the delivery of patient-centric care and create a connected healthcare community that automates cross-community workflows that are today often slow, manual and paper-based, rather than digitized and real-time. The company is dedicated to providing ACOs with the tools to create, aggregate and normalize data. The ultimate objective is the efficient delivery of actionable intelligence to improve care and outcomes for individuals and populations. Find out more at http://www.medfx.com.
MEDfx Corporation is a privately-held company with a long history of embracing emerging technologies in collaboration with other innovative healthcare organizations. Over the course of its twenty-seven year history, MEDfx Corporation has established itself as a leader in professional services, systems integration and software engineering. Millions of patient lives have benefited from the performance, reliability and engineering excellence of the MEDfx Solution Stack. Find out more at http://www.medfx.com.
SHOP.CA Launches New Travel Category With "Triple Dip" Travel Rewards
TORONTO, March 1, 2013 /CNW/ - SHOP.CA announces the launch of SHOP.CA Travel, in partnership with TravelOnly Inc., one of the top-rated travel
agencies in North America. Together, this partnership will bring an
integrated online travel-booking engine to SHOP.CA, adding an exciting new category to SHOP.CA's extensive online marketplace with bonus travel reward opportunities.
"This partnership offers never before seen value for SHOP.CA members who are also active users of other travel loyalty programs. We
are constantly adding selection to create a better experience for our
members, and travel is an important category our consumers were
demanding. This unique offering has been in the works for over a year,"
says Drew Green, ceo and co-founder of SHOP.CA.
Only SHOP.CA members will have access to an unprecedented number of travel rewards
with the opportunity to "Triple Dip" and earn three times the number of
travel rewards by combining up to 2.5% SHOP.CA Rewards with other
travel credit cards and travel rewards programs. Both companies are
confident that this unique offer will resonate well with Canadians.
"SHOP.CA is one of the fastest growing retail sites in Canada, and we share
their passion for both Canadian consumers and the importance of
delivering quality service when selling online," says Greg Luciani,
president of TravelOnly Inc. "Together, we are committed to leveraging
our strengths to grow SHOP.CA Travel so we can bring SHOP.CA members the best level of service and rewards."
This new travel category will add even more products to the growing SHOP.CA marketplace, which is setting the bar high for one of its unique
differentiators - product selection. Now, with SHOP.CA Travel, Canadians will have a one-stop for all their online shopping and travel needs.
About Travel Only Inc.
TravelOnly Inc. is a family owned and operated Canadian Company with
over 38 years of experience. They are a licensed wholesale/retail
travel agency from coast to coast. The company has over 500 Travel
Agent professionals and provides attention to detail and expert advice
to every customer. State of the art software and booking engine enables
travel specialists to identify excellent values on all major
wholesalers and consolidators.
SHOP.CA is becoming Canada's leader in online shopping, providing a unique
Canadian experience that combines an authoritative selection of
products, unparalleled service and a social loyalty program that
rewards members on every purchase. Launched in July 2012, SHOP.CA has become the fastest growing retail site in Canada and top 10 most
visited Canadian owned ecommerce site. Please visit http://www.shop.ca.
USA Cheer and the American Association of Cheerleading Coaches and Administrators Launch CheerSafe Campaign
Website offers comprehensive library of cheerleading safety information and resources.
MEMPHIS, Tenn., March 1, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- USA Cheer, the governing body of cheer for the United States, has teamed up with the American Association of Cheerleading Coaches and Administrators (AACCA) to launch CheerSafe.org, the most comprehensive website to date for cheerleading regulation and safety information.
The launch of Cheer Safe.org coincides with National Cheer Safety Month (March), and will include 31 days of safety messaging on Twitter (@cheersafe).
CheerSafe.org is the one source for all cheerleading safety information, from the latest regulations and research to the rules that every team should follow. CheerSafe's mission is to educate parents, coaches, cheerleaders and administrators on the facts of cheerleading safety at every level - school, college and all star--and to promote and improve cheerleading safety through the involvement of a wide spectrum of organizations in the cheerleading community.
The CheerSafe coalition includes the National Federation of State High School Associations, the National Collegiate Athletic Association, the International Cheer Union, the National Athletic Trainers' Association and the University Risk Managers and Insurers Association. It is also supported by youth sports organizations, cheer publications and several state athletic associations. "CheerSafe.org will be the perfect online source for educating the entire cheerleading community," says Bill Seely, the Executive Director of USA Cheer. "In many ways, cheerleading safety can be seen as the model for all athletic activities. The American Association of Cheerleading Coaches and Administrators has been leading the way in cheerleading safety since 1987, with risk management courses and safety guidelines, as well as building relationships with other youth sport organizations."
Jim Lord, Executive Director of AACCA, has been a tireless safety ambassador for the cheerleading community, and is excited to be working with USA Cheer and other youth sports organizations to continue improving safety conditions for cheerleaders. "I know that CheerSafe will resonate throughout the cheerleading community," says Lord. "CheerSafe members are united in a three-prong approach to safety: that every cheerleading team be trained under the direction of a knowledgeable coach; that the cheerleading team follows established safety rules; and that they have an emergency plan in place."
The website provides information on where cheerleading coaches can receive training in person and online, safety guidelines for all states and sample emergency plans. It also invites cheerleaders and coaches to participate in the iCheerSafe pledge.
For more information, visit cheersafe.org, or contact Sheila Noone, email@example.com, 901-251-5959
About USA Cheer
The USA Federation for Sport Cheering is a not-for profit organization and is the national governing body for all disciplines of cheerleading. USA Cheer exists to serve the entire cheer community, including club cheering (All Star), traditional school based cheer programs and the new sport of STUNT. USA Cheer has three primary objectives: help grow and develop interest and participation in Cheer throughout the United States; promote safety and safety education for cheer in the United States; and represent the United States of America in international cheer competitions.
The American Association of Cheerleading Coaches and Administrators represents more than 20,000 cheerleading coaches and is the leading advocates of cheerleading safety in the U.S. AACCA is the most recognized source for cheerleading safety education. The AACCA manual, composed by a team of doctors, lawyers, cheerleading industry professionals and Gerald S. George, PhD, has been endorsed by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the University Risk Management and Insurance Association, the Women's Sports Foundation and the National Athletic Trainers' Association, as well as the NCAA and NFHS.
Neocutis Launches Redesigned Website And New Smart Phone App
~"Swiss Rewards" app unveiled during American Academy of Dermatology Annual Meeting
NEW YORK, March 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Neocutis, a leader in innovative anti-aging and post-procedure products, launched a redesigned website and smart phone application today to educate patients and physicians on the brand and reward loyal consumers.
The revamped website offers physicians and patients a new and improved way to retrieve information about Neocutis and the technology behind the brand. Featuring a directory of Neocutis skincare providers, a detailed product catalog, and a live chat feature, the website is a user-friendly database that answers all of your Neocutis skincare questions.
In addition to the redesigned website, Neocutis has expanded their customer loyalty program with a smart phone app. The Swiss Rewards Mobile Customer Loyalty Program, which is launching this weekend at the annual AAD meeting in Miami, FL, dovetails the previous incentive system and gives consumers the chance to earn "NeoPoints" when they purchase select Neocutis products or attend brand-sponsored events. The accumulated "NeoPoints" are recorded onto your phone by scanning the QR code and can be redeemed to purchase additional Neocutis products.
The app also sends notifications to loyal customers, alerting them of upcoming promotions, events and product launches. Like the website, the app features a product catalog and physician directory to give patients a way to gather important information about Neocutis skincare while on the go.
"The Swiss Rewards application allows us to engage with our consumers in a whole new way," said Frederic Koehn, Chairman of the Board and CEO of Neocutis. "It enables us to see what consumers and physicians are looking for in terms of skincare and allows us to develop new products to meet their needs."
In the ever-expanding world of skincare, Neocutis continues to develop products and technologies through cutting-edge scientific research. The website and smart phone app are designed to inform physicians and patients on skincare advancements while encouraging patients to try new products.
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New Polycom VVX Business Media Phones Available Now from IP Phone Warehouse
WAUKESHA, Wis., March 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- IP Phone Warehouse (http://www.ipphone-warehouse.com) is pleased to be one of the first online resellers to carry the new Polycom VVX 300, VVX 310, VVX 400 and VVX 410 Business Media Phones. These new phones are designed to be an affordable, enterprise-grade solution that connects with the existing workflow, streamlining processes and making workers more productive.
Polycom's new VVX Business Media phones allow for easy deployment and management with a web-based configuration method. The VVX 300, 310, 400, and 410 all display personalized information at a glance with integrated web applications and custom backgrounds, and are compatible with expansion modules to allow for growth, as required, and allow users to view and manage applications such as their calendars and address books. The VVX Business Media Phones are easy to integrate with third-party UC and productivity applications, which can increase employee productivity.
"The VVX300 and 400 series phones are a great addition to the Polycom VVX line," explains Tyler Hrdlicka, IP Phone Warehouse's Director of Business Development. "The VVX 300 and 400 are a bit more budget-friendly than the VVX500 and VVX600 phones, allowing companies of all sizes, and all types of users, to implement the VVX Business Media phones in their Unified Communications environments."
The Polycom VVX 300 and Polycom VVX 310 are 6-line phones that feature a backlit, 8-level, gray scale graphical LCD to deliver easy navigation through the menus and applications. The VVX 310 features Gigabit Ethernet connectivity for faster speeds, and the VVX 300 offers 10/100BaseT connectivity.
For applications that require 12 lines, the Polycom VVX 400 and Polycom VVX 410 will exceed expectations. The VVX 410 has Gigabit Ethernet capabilities, and the VVX 400 has 10/100BaseT connectivity. Both models have a high quality, color LCD display with 320 x 640 resolution.
About IP Phone Warehouse
IP Phone Warehouse is the leading online reseller of Polycom equipment in the Midwest, which ensures their customers receive expert advice and support. IP Phone Warehouse has been in operation since 2006 and is dedicated to the success of small and medium-sized businesses, and offers fair, low prices to all customers, regardless of order volume.
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AT&T Invested Nearly $75 Million In New Hampshire From 2010 Through 2012 To Enhance Speeds, Reliability And Performance For Customers
Expanded 4G LTE Coverage, New Cell Sites and Boosted Capacity Drive Improved Customer Experience
CONCORD, N.H., March 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- AT&T* invested nearly $75 million in its New Hampshire wireless and wireline networks from 2010 through 2012, with a focus on expanding 4G LTE mobile Internet coverage and enhancing the overall performance of its networks.**
AT&T has made nearly 90 wireless network upgrades in six key categories in New Hampshire during 2012, including activating new cell sites, adding capacity, upgrading cell sites to provide fast 4G LTE mobile Internet speeds, deploying high-capacity Ethernet connections to cell sites, and adding or upgrading Distributed Antenna Systems, which boost wireless coverage and capacity in buildings and at major venues like convention halls or sports arenas.
"We know our customers depend on us for fast, reliable mobile Internet connections at home, work and everywhere in between," said Steve Krom, vice president and general manager, AT&T New England. "Delivering for our New Hampshire customers is a top priority and our ongoing investment here is designed to deliver a superior mobile Internet experience, encompassing speed, coverage and reliability."
AT&T launched 4G LTE in the Nashua area in December 2012. AT&T 4G LTE is the latest generation of wireless network technology and provides faster mobile Internet speeds and improved performance on a variety of mobile smartphones and tablets.
The AT&T 4G LTE network has been nationally recognized for its speed and coverage. AT&T 4G LTE delivered faster average download speeds than any of the competitors in PCWorld's most recent 13-market speed tests, and telecommunications industry analyst firm Frost and Sullivan awarded AT&T its North American Mobile Network Strategy Award for the second year in a row in 2012.
"Across New Hampshire, this robust investment in the AT&T wireless and wireline networks is important to spurring the economy and creating jobs. In our wireless world, mobile and broadband networks help create economic opportunities for health care, manufacturing, education, transportation and public safety and virtually every other economic sector," said Patricia Jacobs, president, AT&T New England.
Planned Investment to Expand Reach of Wireless and Wired Broadband
AT&T recently launched Project Velocity IP (VIP), a three-year investment initiative to expand and enhance its wireless and wired IP broadband networks. As part of Project VIP, AT&T plans to increase the density of its wireless network by deploying more than 10,000 macro sites, more than 1,000 distributed antenna systems, and more than 40,000 small cells. Through this initiative, we also plan to:
-- Expand 4G LTE to cover more than 300 million people by year-end 2014
-- Expand the AT&T wired IP broadband network to cover approximately 75
percent of customer locations in our wired service area by year-end 2015
-- Expand the AT&T fiber network to reach 1 million additional business
locations by year-end 2015
For more information about AT&T's coverage in New Hampshire or anywhere in the U.S., consumers can visit the AT&T Coverage Viewer. Using the online tool, AT&T customers can measure quality of coverage from a street address, intersection, ZIP code or even a landmark. For updates on the AT&T wireless network, please visit the AT&T network news page.
*AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.
**Limited 4G LTE availability in select markets. 4G speeds not available everywhere. LTE is a trademark of ETSI. Compatible device and data plan required. Learn more at att.com/network.
AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) is a premier communications holding company and one of the most honored companies in the world. Its subsidiaries and affiliates - AT&T operating companies - are the providers of AT&T services in the United States and internationally. With a powerful array of network resources that includes the nation's largest 4G network, AT&T is a leading provider of wireless, Wi-Fi, high speed Internet, voice and cloud-based services. A leader in mobile Internet, AT&T also offers the best wireless coverage worldwide of any U.S. carrier, offering the most wireless phones that work in the most countries. It also offers advanced TV services under the AT&T U-verse(®) and AT&T | DIRECTV brands. The company's suite of IP-based business communications services is one of the most advanced in the world.
Cautionary Language Concerning Forward-Looking Statements
Information set forth in this press release contains financial estimates and other forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties, and actual results might differ materially. A discussion of factors that may affect future results is contained in AT&T's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. AT&T disclaims any obligation to update and revise statements contained in this news release based on new information or otherwise.
Viralheat Debuts Developer Platform To Make Apps Social
On the heels of launching a new, unified social marketing suite, Viralheat makes its big data analysis technology available to help developers and companies seamlessly integrate social into any application.
SAN MATEO, Calif., March 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Viralheat, the social media marketing suite provider, today announced the launch of a new platform designed to help developers make apps more social and validates success of the new platform with its first launch partners SocialChorus and Anametrix. This new platform will allow any developer or company to easily integrate social data and capabilities, including management, engagement, sentiment analysis, publishing, and monitoring, into their applications.
SocialChorus, a platform that tracks advocate and consumer social actions and launch partner for the new APIs, is already leveraging Viralheat's newest suite of APIs to provide new levels of insights for their customers. With the integration of Viralheat's sentiment analysis API, their dashboard now delivers real-time feedback on the mood of advocate content and comments.
"In order to ensure efficiency at the scale our customers' demand, it was critical that we automate sentiment analysis across social networks," said Greg Shove, CEO and Founder of SocialChorus.
"Our customers want to scale their brand advocacy efforts, so we intend to provide greater efficiency for all aspects of the social advocate program management process. One such area is sentiment analysis, which needs technology when you have thousands of advocates ... Viralheat helps us do this at scale."
Until now, incorporating the full spectrum of social data --- from publishing and monitoring to analysis --- into their applications was an expensive proposition for developers. They had to spend hundreds of man-hours integrating platform-sharing capabilities into their apps and make tradeoffs like foregoing advanced analytics.
Viralheat's new suite of APIs makes it easy for any developer to make their application social. Viralheat's scalable cloud infrastructure takes care of every detail, such as scheduling messages and monitoring thousands of conversations in real-time, freeing up developers to focus on their applications.
"We want to empower developers to socially enable the world-class applications they are building," said Raj Kadam, Co-founder of Viralheat. "By rolling out our suite of APIs, we are breaking down the barriers for developers."
Viralheat customer Anametrix Digital Analytics, which provides solutions for marketers to view, analyze, and act on the data they have, utilizes the new APIs to help their customers market more effectively and grow revenue.
"As marketers are relying more and more on social media to complement and amplify their paid media activities, understanding the results of their social media efforts is critical to gaining a complete picture of all marketing efforts and results," said Pelin Thorogood, CEO, Anametrix. "The new Viralheat APIs provide the Anametrix marketing analytics platform with near instant social media data access, enabling our clients to correlate in real time social data with campaign performance data from Google Adwords, DoubleClick and many other sources. Deciphering how earned media metrics - such as social mentions and sentiment - relate to paid media metrics - such as CPA (cost per acquisition) - give marketers the insights to drive a greater return on marketing investment."
Since its launch in 2009, Viralheat has seen tremendous growth in the adoption and use of its APIs. The new Human Intent Analysis, Monitoring and Link Shortening APIs complement the Sentiment Analysis, Data and Analytics APIs the company rolled out last year. The Sentiment Analysis API, for example, receives one billion calls per week, and is used by more than 2,500 developers, up from 300 million per week (as previously announced last June).
To start using Viralheat's new APIs, developers simply need to create a Viralheat developer account to get immediate access to Viralheat's API social big data technology. For more information visit: http://viralheat.com/developer.
Viralheat is the unified social media marketing suite for businesses. Trusted by more than 12,000 brands worldwide, Viralheat combines social media management and intelligence in a single platform encompassing account management, monitoring, engagement, and analytics. With its comprehensive platform and flexible pricing, Viralheat easily scales as your social media and business goals evolve. Viralheat is headquartered in San Mateo, California. For more information, visit http://www.viralheat.com.
CONTACT: Mary C. Campe, SS|PR, +1-415-954-7139, firstname.lastname@example.org
Newly Discovered Moon to be Auctioned by Entropia Universe
Entropia Universe All Planets Bulletin
GOTHENBURG, Sweden, March 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- /Entropia Universe/ - Entropia Universe AB, operator of the largest Massively Multiplayer Online Real Cash Economy (MMORCE), announced today that it will be auctioning a newly discovered moon starting on March 21, 2013. This unique opportunity combines the Entropia Universe Planet Partner and Marketing Partner programs, allowing the winner to operate an estate in a virtual universe which just celebrated its tenth anniversary.
The winning bidder will work closely with the MindArk team throughout the estate's development process with direct input on important design decisions, and will share revenue with MindArk resulting from all activity on the moon. As a way to further increase earning potential, the winning bidder will also have the ability to recruit new participants through marketing, and receive a share of revenue from resulting activity anywhere in Entropia Universe.
The moon estate includes a Lunar Command Center and two Lunar Habitats, along with eight subsurface caverns filled with unique creatures and rare resources. The auction for rights to manage the moon estate will begin on March 21 and end two weeks later, on April 4, 2013. The estate deed will be listed on the Entropia Universe global auction with a starting bid of 1.5 million PED (150,000 USD).
Entropia Universe is the largest Massively Multiplayer Online Real Cash Economy (MMORCE) game in the world. Players have no monthly costs, but deposit and withdraw real funds for their adventures on any planet in the Entropia Universe. For more information on Entropia Universe or to download the free game please visit http://www.entropiauniverse.com/.
About Entropia Universe AB
Entropia Universe is the largest Real Cash Economy Massively Multiplayer Online Game in the world. Entropia Universe offers players the ability to participate in a unique virtual world where they have no monthly costs. Its innovative real money economy uses a virtual currency which has a fixed exchange rate with the US dollar. This allows players to deposit and withdraw real funds for their adventures on any virtual planet or in the real world. Entropia Universe uses a state of the art graphics engine to deliver the highest quality visuals in an MMO today.
Based in Gothenburg, Sweden, MindArk is one of the city's largest video game publishers contributing the to the thriving development community. As the publisher of Entropia Universe, a game space that encompasses multiple planet partners, each with their own unique setting and gameplay style, MindArk focuses on the development and maintenance of the platform. This allows other companies to create unique content for their planets in the game universe and provides an environment in which a real cash economy can flourish.
For more information on MindArk please contact us at the email below or go to our website at http://www.mindark.com.
Entropia Universe Media:
(310) 453-2050 x111
Towards Greater Financial Inclusion: MasterCard, Beam Announce Alliance to Reach 14 Million New Customers
NEW DELHI, March 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
Offers Innovative MasterCard Mobile Companion Pre-paid Cards to Underserved Consumers
in India and Also Empowers Franchisees to Provide E-Payment Services
At Mobile World Congress, MasterCard Worldwide, today announced its collaboration with
Beam, a revolutionary mobile and electronic commerce wallet, to launch a first-of-its-kind
, low-cost, MasterCard mobile companion pre-paid card that will allow over 14 million
mobile wallet consumers of Beam to transact at physical merchants, online and access ATMs.
With over 850 million mobile subscribers in India today, the potential for scale and
benefits to a growing community cannot be overstated. According to the latest MasterCard
Mobile Payments Readiness Index, India achieved a score of 31.5, which puts the country in
the middle of the pack with regard to overall readiness for mobile payments.
This collaboration is another step by MasterCard towards its vision of a world beyond
cash, bringing new and innovative electronic payment solutions to a new generation of
customers, both banked and underserved. Now, consumers in India can connect their existing
mobile wallets to the world of MasterCard acceptance and electronic payments to pay
utility bills, make fund transfers, book movie or travel tickets, and even withdraw money
from ATMs as well as Beam franchisees. The prepaid card will seamlessly synchronize with
the customer's existing Beam account. Beginning July/August 2013, these cards will be
issued instantly by Beam franchisees (many of whom are educated, unemployed women) across
"There's an increasing need for electronic payments in markets such as India, where
more than 40% of the adult population do not have access to banking services. In 2012, we
launched the MasterCard Mobile Money Partnership Program seeking to provide consumers
living in remote areas of the world with access to mobile money services. The launch of
this revolutionary product will not only help bring more Indians into the financial
system, but also benefit merchants especially those who currently do not have
point-of-sale acceptance, which is roughly around 6 million merchants in India," said
Philip Yen, Group Head, Emerging Payments, Asia/Pacific, Middle East & Africa, MasterCard
"Our collaboration with MasterCard Worldwide's pre-paid card system enables us to
offer our customers a unique product that fits their lifestyle and provides access to ATMs
and card-transactions at merchants, further extending the reach of our Mobile Wallet to a
wide range of cashless solutions and our endeavor to make Beam an aspired brand," said
Anand Srivastava, Chairman, Beam.
The collaboration is a win-win strategy for a host of stakeholders. Beam customers
will be able to add more functionality and utility to their current mobile wallet
offering. The MasterCard merchant community will benefit from a higher volume of
electronic payments given that a significant section of consumers are predominantly
cash-based in India. Beam franchisees will be further empowered with their new capability
of distributing mobile companion pre-paid cards and conducting on-behalf-of electronic
payment transactions for consumers with limited and one-off electronic payment needs.
It will also help Beam realize its vision to be a globally-recognized corporation and
its unique digital commerce coupled with its distribution tie-up with India Post to sell
Beam services at post offices will greatly enhance the reach of this new service.
In fact, the collaboration with Beam could trigger far-reaching innovations in the
mobile and payments industries. One, it is a low cost pre-paid account that is linked to a
mobile-based store value account. Second, while there will be one account, there will be
two form factors i.e. phone and plastic. Third, it is issued instantly, linked to the
mobile wallet in real time and authenticated via the mobile phone of the consumer. This
service marks a significant step towards the coming together of mobile-commerce and
banking entities in the payment space.
Consumers can easily enjoy Beam services by registering for an account via SMS, Beam's
website, wapsite or app and transacting at anytime from anywhere. Beam services include
telecom/DTH-TV/data card recharge, utility bill payments, rail, air and bus travel
bookings, mobile/e-commerce, movie tickets, ringtones, wallpaper, songs, games, COD/home
delivery and more. The registration is free, paperless and hassle-free - it does not
require a change in SIM card, download of software or a credit, debit or net bank card,
and works on all mobile phones.
Beam (http://www.beam.co.in [http://www.beam.co.in ]) is a revolutionary Mobile Wallet and
Mobile/Ecommerce marketplace which endeavors to enable convenience, empower economically,
and enrich the lives of our customers.
MasterCard (NYSE: MA), (http://www.mastercard.com [http://www.mastercard.com ]), is a
technology company in the global payments industry. We operate the world's fastest
payments processing network, connecting consumers, financial institutions, merchants,
governments and businesses in more than 210 countries and territories. MasterCard's
products and solutions make everyday commerce activities - such as shopping, traveling,
running a business and managing finances - easier, more secure and more efficient for
everyone. Follow us on Twitter @MasterCardNews [https://twitter.com/MasterCardNews ], join
the discussion on the Cashless Conversations Blog and subscribe for the latest news.
Primary Media Contact: Eshant Arora, email@example.com, 91-9891255258
Secondary Media Contact: Jayati Agarwal, firstname.lastname@example.org, 91-8285313314
Capital One ShareBuilder Reduces and Simplifies Trade Commissions
$6.95 flat base rate for real-time trades, available to all customers with no trading or account minimum requirements
SEATTLE, March 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- In its continued commitment to delivering simple and affordable investing, Capital One ShareBuilder is introducing a new, flat base commission structure for real-time trades, available to all investors regardless of account size and trading activity level.
Beginning March 1, Capital One ShareBuilder customers will pay just $6.95 in base commission for real-time stock and exchange-traded fund ("ETF") trades, and $6.95 plus $0.75 per contract for options trades. This is a reduction from the previous $9.95 standard base commission, and $7.95 Advantage Program base commission price, which was available by subscription for $12 per month. Advantage Program real-time pricing is eliminated, and real-time trades are now as low as $6.95 for all customers.
"At Capital One ShareBuilder, simplifying the investing experience is at the core of everything we do," said Dan Greenshields, President of Capital One ShareBuilder. "This new flat pricing program makes commissions easier to understand, while expanding access to great value for more investors - regardless of account size or trading activity level."
ShareBuilder's New Real-Time Commission Pricing Schedule (effective March 1, 2013)
Service Base Rate(1)
Online Trades $6.95 per trade
Options Trades $6.95 + $0.75 per contract
Mutual Fund Trades $0 no-load, no-transaction fee funds (online only)
$19.95 no-load, transaction fee funds
Phone Trades (broker-
Advantage Program pricing is available for participants in ShareBuilder's Automatic Investing(2) Plan, which allows investors to make dollar-based stock, ETF and mutual fund investments on a pre-scheduled basis, at a reduced rate. For $12 per month, Advantage Program participants can place up to 12 Automatic Investments per month ($1 for each additional Automatic Investment). Customers not subscribed to the Advantage Program pay $4 per investment.
For more information on the new pricing program, including rules and restrictions, and how we stack up against other brokers, click here.
(1)Other charges may apply over the base commission including Express Funding, low priced securities, options exercise and assignment, and Mutual Fund Early Redemption fees. Costs and other expenses apply to continued investment in no-load funds and are described in the fund's current prospectus. For complete information, see our Pricing and Rates
(2)Automatic investments are recurring or one-time online purchases on Tuesdays. All sales are made with market or limit orders and are subject to applicable commissions. Investment and funding instructions can be edited up to 5 PM ET on the Monday before you purchase. Automatic investments may be made once a mutual fund minimum is met. To sell your shares, you must use a regular mutual fund trade - sell order, which may be subject to applicable transaction fees.
About Capital One ShareBuilder
Capital One ShareBuilder is a leading online investing site for investors who have long-term financial goals and want to say goodbye to investing complexity. Whether you're a seasoned investor or just getting started, ShareBuilder by Capital One has what Americans need to help plan for their financial future without sacrificing their lives to the stock market. No minimum balance required when you open an account and pay low commissions when investing. Trade when you want, any amount you want, and what you want -- stocks, exchange-traded funds, mutual funds, options and retirement solutions.
Securities products are offered by Capital One ShareBuilder, Inc., a registered broker-dealer and member FINRA/SIPC. Capital One ShareBuilder, Inc. is a subsidiary of Capital One Financial Corporation. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook.
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Gunjan Aggarwal and Bejoy Veer Suri, Co-founders of E-Squared Inc., Have Been Agents of Change, Moulding Technology to Make B-school Classrooms Intensely Engaging
NEW DELHI, March 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
Revolutionising Business Education With the "60:60 Challenge"
When it comes to a critical appraisal of education in terms of ROI (Return on
Investment), nothing comes remotely close to Business schools. Management institutes
thrive or wither on just one criterion - their ability to transform students into
industry-relevant managers. While on one hand, 'Gen Y' is used to a fast-paced, visually
rich method of communication, on the other hand, every sector is looking for employees
that are techno-savvy, analytical and 'Google'-oriented. Majority of the faculty in
B-schools today find 'dwindling attention-span', and 'impatience with traditional
pedagogical tools' amongst students, as the biggest challenge in the classroom.
"At E-Squared Inc. we call it the 60:60 challenge," pointed out Bejoy Suri, sharing
his experiences with prominent academicians from across the country, at the first-ever
Conference of ACBSP in South Asian region, held at New Delhi recently. ACBSP, or
Accreditation Council of Business Schools & Programmes, is the foremost B-school
accreditation agency in the world. Bejoy was specifically invited to explore what
'Technology @ Classroom' applies in the world today. "The answer lies not in shunning
Facebook, Twitter, Google or Linkedin as distractions, but harnessing their abilities as
potential pedagogical tools," he added.
Hardly your conventional lecturers, Gunjan Aggarwal and Bejoy Veer Suri - with their
credentials as successful digital media entrepreneurs, working on branding and marketing
higher educational institutions - are amongst the best few authorities in the country on
the subject. The two ISB, Hyderabad alumni are better known as the Co-founders of
E-Squared Inc. Raised just about 5 years back, E-Squared Inc. today is one of the biggest
digital branding and marketing firms in South Asia. E-Squared Inc. has successfully
designed and executed marketing and branding strategies for higher educational
institutions across USA, Europe and Asia.
A Chartered Accountant, Gunjan has had extensive corporate exposure with Arthur
Andersen and Citibank. She has helped Fortune-500 companies develop business strategies
for entering the Indian markets, before turning 'Edupreneur' 5 years back. Bejoy comes
from a blue-blooded lineage in education, which includes a Bachelor's degree from Sri Ram
College of Commerce, and a Master's in Economics from the Delhi School of Economics -
where he was the recipient of the Professor Balbir and Ranjan Singh Scholarships - apart
from ISB, Hyderabad. Before E-Squared Inc. happened, Bejoy was dealing with mergers,
acquisitions and operations, as a Consultant with Accenture. He has also worked in the
financial markets for the investment teams of Dundee Mutual Fund and ICICI Bank.
Gunjan and Bejoy have conducted workshops/courses on usage of technology and social
media for institutions of the stature of IMT Ghaziabad, IMT Nagpur, Jaipuria Institute of
Management, SCMS-Cochin. In August 2012, they had spearheaded a pool of global media
professionals for a 20-day programme for the Bhutan Media Foundation. The entrepreneur
duo's latest engagement on this front was a 30-hours full credit-course on Digital Media
at FORE School of Management.
"To me, nothing is scarier than the idea that a chunk of the class might be
switched-off at some point or the other," points out Bejoy. "This is where technology and
social media comes really handy. In the first class itself, we pose a challenge to the
students. We ask them to be part of certain 'digital marketing' groups on Linkedin, by
posting intelligent observations and interacting with other members. We dedicated the
final 10 minutes of every class to this. The prospect of interacting with the corporate
sector makes students a lot more serious. In fact, during the credit-course on Digital
Media at FORE School of Management, one of the students, Anshuman, was looking for a
placement with a big firm in the digital space. During the course, he spruced up his
Linkedin profile, following the right communities and posting thoughtfully, and began
building his digital reputation. Not surprisingly, he was approached by Google on
Linkedin, and is currently interviewing with them."
Bejoy Veer Suri and Gunjan Aggarwal have been instrumental in bringing in some unique
practices involving technology in the classroom. For instance, they ask students to browse
case studies online, and present the best one to the class.
"With 60 students web surfing, we get some of the best Indian case studies; even those
that we didn't know existed," says Bejoy. "We also have a healthy 're-tweeting'
competition going by the end of any course that we conduct."
Over the years, Gunjan Aggarwal and Bejoy Veer Suri have covered the entire gamut of
new media to provide online PR, content creation, design, recruitment, corporate
engagement, search engine optimization and social media management for their impressive
list of clients at E-Squared Inc. Prior to being invited by the prestigious ACBSP, the duo
had also addressed the Edutech Conference in November 2012. The Co-founders of E-Squared
Inc. have also had the honour of addressing the prestigious Association of MBAs (AMBA)
forum in Grosvenor hotel, London.
About E-Squared Inc:
E-Squared Inc. is an innovative digital media firm that specializes towards the
education sector. Working with various top-tier educational institutes & corporates in
India, we deliver high impact results that span the digital media space. Whether digital
branding, online PR, content creation and design, student recruitment, or alumni and
corporate engagement, E-Squared Inc. is poised to work with your institute to ensure that
your message reaches its audience, no matter the medium.
E-Squared Inc. is founded on the principle of empowering institutes to take the next
step towards reaching their audience. We are comprised of a team of seasoned professionals
who offer our unique skillsets to your advantage. We are visionary journalists, public
relations experts, social media gurus, and designers and are ready to lend our expertise
to your communication needs.
As the world of social media expands, the goal of E-Squared Inc. is to help your
organization to explore these platforms to engage your prospective audience at the right
time and the right place.
AppTab iTech, Bangalore, Launches Their First Smart Phone, Phablet, 5.2 Inch Dual Core Processor With Dual SIM Facility and an Exclusive Mico USB Port
BANGALORE, March 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
Key Features Include Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich OS with 8 Mega Pixel Auto Focus
Camera With Flash, Dual SIM Facility, Dual Core, Bluetooth, GPS with built-in 3G/2G and a
AppTab iTech Pvt Limited proudly announces the launch of their new product - AppTab
Phablet-Dual Talk Smart phone with the following intuitive features:
- A 5.2" Display which helps watch movies, play games and view texts with
- The Android 4.1.1 Ice cream Sandwich OS, which accelerates and provides
smoother download of apps.
- With the Dual Talk feature, work & personal contacts can be separated and stay
connected anytime and anywhere.
- In addition to Bluetooth, files, movies & pictures can be shared through a
micro USB port.
- Apart from the 8 MP camera with Auto Focus and Flash which helps take
exclusive pictures & HD video, the 0.3MP front camera enables video calling and video
AppTab iTech has designed and developed this Phablet specifically keeping in mind the
needs of the Indian market in terms of quality, affordability and user-friendly features.
The AppTab Phablet - Dual Talk Smart phone can be purchased online at http://www.apptabinfo.com
[http://www.apptabinfo.com ]. This product will also be available in the market through
our Distributors spread across Pan India and will also be available in leading IT retail
JK Suresh, CEO, AppTab iTech Pvt. Ltd. said, "After the successful launch of our
AppTab Tablet PCs, we are now delighted to introduce the affordable yet high quality
Phablet Smart Phone in India."
Additional features include:
- Operating System: Android 4.0.4 Ice cream Sandwich
- Panel Type: Capacitive Touch Screen (5Point)
- Resolution: 800*480 ( 16:9)
- CPU: MTK6577 Dual core
- RAM: 512MB DDR3
- Memory: 4GB Nand Flash
- Expandable: Upto 32 GB
- Bluetooth: Yes
- Wifi: Yes
- Phone Call function: Yes 3G and 2G
- 3G Connectivity: Yes
- Front Camera: 0.3M pixel
- Rear Camera: 8.0 M pixel AF and Flash
- Battery: 3.7V2500mAH
- Working Time: 6 hours for video, 24 hours average use.
- Keyboard and Mouse: Supports
- Net Weight: 199g
- Dimension: L146 x W79 x T10.50 mm
"Though a variety of Smart phones are available today in the Indian market, AppTab
iTech is the first one to launch a Phablet - Dual Sim Smart phone with a micro-USB port.
We at AppTab iTech understand the importance of post-sales support. In our endeavour, to
offer a good quality product with hassle free post-sales support, we ensure that product
reaches the market after conducting strenuous tests. We have also established 251 services
centres in 150 Cities and 12 Warehouses across major cities in India to ensure
availability of all our products & spares," said Mr. JK Suresh.
Mr.Suresh further added, "AppTab iTech have a designated R&D team for Product
Development & Support and also have plans of associating with application developers in
order to integrate AppTab with exclusive applications which will attract youngsters and at
the same time benefit corporate use."
For sales enquiry, contact Mr. Prashanth, 9886779914, email@example.com.
About APPTAB iTech:
AppTab iTech Pvt Ltd is an IT product company promising sophisticated technology which
is specifically designed for the Indian markets. The company is headed by veterans in the
field of consumer electronics with over 26 years of experience and international
acquaintance with several MNC's in the global market. AppTab iTech's Smart phones delivers
all the applications on your finger tips and has designed 6 Tabs & Smart phones to suit
various classes like students, youngsters, working professionals, entrepreneurs,
corporates, SMBs and many more at a very affordable price. AppTab uses the Android
software version 4.0 and 4.1.1 Jelly Bean will be updated shortly.
Primary Media Contact: JK Suresh, firstname.lastname@example.org, 91-9886150188
Graphin Verifies MIPI (TM) CSI-2 D-PHY Capture Board GPLAB-1000-4U 1.3Gbps/4-lane Performance; to Launch New Product Lineup with Performance Improved up to 1.5Gbps in May 2013
TOKYO, March 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Graphin Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of Techno Horizon Holdings Co., Ltd. (JASDAQ 6629), announced on March 1 the successful verification of its MIPI (TM) CSI-2 D-PHY capture board GPLAB-1000-4U model which supports the latest generation of smartphone CMOS image sensors with speeds of up to 1.3Gbps/4 lanes. In addition, the company announced the upcoming release of its latest capture board models, the "GPLAB-1500-8U: USB 3.0" and "GPLAB-1500-8P: PCIe x 8" supporting 1.5Gbps/4 lanes x 2 channels (or 8 lanes) that will be put on sale in May 2013.
The products will be showcased at this year's MIPI Alliance Members Meeting in Bangkok, to be held on March 18-22, 2013. Current smartphone cameras are beginning to exceed 13M pixels. Supporting high-speed continuous shooting, High Dynamic Range (HDR), and 4K Full HD moving images will require CMOS sensors with an even greater data rate than the current generation D-PHY 1Gbps/4 lanes can support, resulting in the need for 1.5Gbps/4-lane-capable hardware.
To meet the challenge, Graphin ran operational checks on the company's current capture board models "GPLAB-1000-4U: USB 3.0" and "GPLAB-1000-CLSYS: PCIe x 4" which are compatible with the MIPI (TM) CSI-2 D-PHY 1-Gbps/4-lane standard with the use of Agilent Technologies' U4421A MIPI D-PHY Protocol Exerciser/Analyzer. The results show that both models are capable of capturing images at a maximum speed of 1.3Gbps per lane. Models of the "GPLAB-1000-4U" and "GPLAB-1000-CLSYS" with a proven maximum 1.3Gbps/lane operation can be specially ordered upon customer request.
Outline of new products
The "GPLAB-1500-8U" and "GPLAB-1500-8P" capture boards feature a redesigned circuit allowing for the connection of 2 MIPI (TM) CSI-2 D-PHY 1.5Gbps/4-lane cameras, or the attachment of custom 8-lane camera sensors.
The "GPLAB-1500-8U" model supports data transfer rates to the PC of up to 370 MBytes/sec via USB 3.0 and is the successor to the current "GPLAB-1000-4U" model. The "GPLAB-1500-8P" incorporates a newly designed PCIe card, and a transmission cable format which supports data transfer rates to the PC of up to 12Gbps (1,500 MBytes/sec). It is also the successor to the current "GPLAB-1000-CLSYS".
Viewing of the captured images is made simple with the use of the accompanying EasyLab software. An easy-to-use GUI interface allows for quick configuration and display of the captured image. In addition, the board's camera interface connector and software development kit (API) are upward compatible with the older models for a smooth migration from the existing system.
- Sales target: Research and development of CMOS image sensors and camera modules, sales demonstration, and delivery inspection at manufacturing site.
- Pricing : open.
- Start of shipment: May 2013
Graphin Co., Ltd., was established in January 1993 with the aim of offering products combining two different technology areas -- "graphics" for image processing and "interface" for information and communication interfaces. As a member of the Mobile Industry Processor Interface (MIPI) Alliance, Graphin will continue to offer image evaluation solutions for research and development, sales promotion and manufacture of Camera Serial Interface (CSI). The company's representative director is Tomoaki Kurosawa and it is headquartered in Shinagawa, Tokyo.
About Agilent Technologies' U4221A
The U4421A MIPI D-PHY Protocol Exerciser/Analyzer supports the maximum 1.5Gbps/4-lane MIPI D-PHY standard and is capable of mounting trace memory of up to 16 GB. It enables designers to conduct interface analysis and prepare input signals on a real-time basis. It is compatible with both CSI-2 and DSI Display Serial Interface). It permits designers to make comprehensive valuation of the performance of controllers and display/camera devices.
About Mobile Industry Processor Interface (MIPI)
The MIPI Alliance (http://www.mipi.org) is a nonprofit organization for the standardization of mobile equipment application interfaces, focusing on the interface with microprocessors, peripherals and software.
David Bowie's 'The Next Day' Streaming In Its Entirety Exclusively on iTunes Starting Now
'The Next Day,' Bowie's First New Album In 10 Years, To Be Released on Iso/Columbia Records on March 12 in North America
NEW YORK, Feb. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- David Bowie's much anticipated new album The Next Day is now available to stream as a worldwide exclusive on the iTunes Store (iTunes.com/DavidBowie). The album stream will remain available until release day on March 12.
David Bowie surprised the world on January 8th (his birthday) by releasing a haunting video, directed by Tony Oursler, for a new song entitled "Where Are We Now," after being dormant for 10 years. 'Where Are We Now' was written by Bowie and co-produced with long term collaborator Tony Visconti, and though it was recorded in New York, the song references Bowie's time in Berlin.
The Next Day was available immediately for pre-order, and news spread amongst fans and across every major news outlet like wildfire. Pre-orders for the album put it at #1 on iTunes charts in 34 countries, with a Top 5 debut in the United States.
The album's 2nd single, "The Stars (Are Out Tonight)," was released this week, along with an accompanying video. The video was directed by Floria Sigismondi, who also worked with Bowie on 1996's "Little Wonder" and 1997's "Dead Man Walking," and was shot by Jeff Cronenweth. Bowie stars in the video alongside Oscar-winning actress Tilda Swinton, and the pair play a happily married couple whose world is disturbed and then re-arranged by the intrusion of a celebrity couple played by Andrej Pejic and Saskia De Brauw.
"The Stars (Are Out Tonight)" will be available alongside "Where Are We Now" on a special white vinyl 7" single for Record Store Day on April 20.
Critical plaudits for The Next Day:
"Start arguing for its merits as an equal to Low or a Heroes."
The Guardian ****
"The Next Day makes you hope it's not a one-off, that his return continues apace: no mean feat, given that listening to a new album by most of his peers makes you wish they'd stick to playing the greatest hits."
The Independent *****
"The greatest comeback album ever."
The Telegraph *****
"An absolute wonder: urgent, sharp-edged, bold, beautiful and baffling."
The Times ****
"A great album and something that is rare in an age when everything is explained and revealed: a sense of mystery."
Rolling Stone ****
"'The Stars (Are Out Tonight)' is one of the greatest songs the man has ever written... a triumphant moment on a triumphant album."
"Bright and poppy, these songs feel like stories that insisted on being told."
"[Bowie and producer Tony Visconti] have struck gold in creating a work that is modern and well-connected to the artist's fabled sonic-past."
"David Bowie, then. History, but still happening. And the next day, and the next. Greatness. It can't go on. It goes on."
The Next Day tracklisting
01. The Next Day 3:51
02. Dirty Boys 2:58
03. The Stars (Are Out Tonight) 3:56
04. Love Is Lost 3:57
05. Where Are We Now? 4:08
06. Valentine's Day 3:01
07. If You Can See Me 3:16
08. I'd Rather Be High 3:53
09. Boss Of Me 4:09
10. Dancing Out In Space 3:24
11. How Does The Grass Grow 4:33
12. (You Will) Set The World On Fire 3:30
13. You Feel So Lonely You Could Die 4:41
14. Heat 4:25
Total (Approximately) 53:14
01. The Next Day 3:51
02. Dirty Boys 2:58
03. The Stars (Are Out Tonight) 3:56
04. Love Is Lost 3:57
05. Where Are We Now? 4:08
06. Valentine's Day 3:01
07. If You Can See Me 3:16
08. I'd Rather Be High 3:53
09. Boss Of Me 4:09
10. Dancing Out In Space 3:24
11. How Does The Grass Grow 4:33
12. (You Will) Set The World On Fire 3:30
13. You Feel So Lonely You Could Die 4:41
14. Heat 4:25
15. So She 2:31
16. Plan 2:34
17. Take You There 2:44
Total (Approximately): 61:03
SOURCE Columbia Records
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CONIX Introduces Risk Detective for Mitigation of RDC and Mobile Deposit Risks
Supports FFIEC Customer Due Diligence and Suitability Guidance for RDC
MANCHESTER, Vt., Feb. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- CONIX Systems, Inc. (CONIX) is introducing its Risk Detective(TM) solution for real time scoring of client eligibility in support of financial institutions' risk management strategies. Challenged to comply efficiently with FFIEC guidelines and to mitigate the risk associated with the expansion of payment options, financial institutions must carefully target the marketing and availability of these products only to customers who have been properly vetted.
"Decision making in the world of electronic banking is an opportunity within a challenge - an opportunity both to 'Know Your Customer' and, for some products, to 'Select Your Customer,' through sophisticated analytics," said CONIX President and CEO Mike Charles. "Risk Detective was developed with the informed input of banks, payment processors, and industry experts who have a firm grasp of the challenges and risks associated with offering alternative payment products."
Risk Detective provides a real time assessment of the client relationship by collecting and analyzing risk factors for all deposit accounts associated with an institution's customer. To provide the most accurate assessment possible, Risk Detective takes both historical and same-day activity across payment channels into consideration when computing eligibility ratings. Risk assessments are available immediately upon inquiries from other systems and via Risk Detective's web-based user interface.
Risk Detective's user-defined risk-scoring methodology allows risk categories and events to be defined and weighted by the bank, with risk computations defined by product and account type.
A bank can implement Risk Detective as a standalone product or as part of CONIX Systems' Detective Suite(TM), an integrated product set developed to safeguard banks from the risks associated with innovations in the payment industry. Detective Suite products share a common infrastructure that includes components essential to high-efficiency systems that adapt easily to changing business requirements. These components include a shared database, cross-channel support, multi-bank support, user-defined business rules, workflow integration, scalability, and more.
Some of the benefits that Risk Detective offers financial institutions are:
-- Risk mitigation
-- Enhanced client selection
-- Competitive advantage
-- Reputation protection
-- Reduced costs
-- Enhanced regulatory compliance.
Risk Detective is the latest addition to CONIX Systems' Detective Suite. The Detective Suite also provides Day 1, multi-channel, multi-bank solutions for duplicates and fraud. Detective Suite products share a common infrastructure that includes a shared database, cross-channel support, user-defined business rules, multi-bank support, scalability, streamlined processing, workflow integration, web interfaces, full audit tracking and reporting, menu-driven controls, and more.
About CONIX Systems, Inc.:
For two decades, CONIX Systems, Inc. (http://www.CONIX.com) has been a world leader in providing payment processing software and related services to the financial services industry. CONIX has a reputation for driving innovation with its products. Its Dupe Detective(®) and Fraud Detective(®) enterprise solutions intercept and facilitate the Day 1 disposition of disruptive and costly payment anomalies. These products work together seamlessly to provide a common review of duplicate and fraud suspects. Fraud Detective now provides expanded detection capabilities that facilitate both the replacement of legacy mainframe solutions and the acceleration of existing Day 2 fraud solutions into a pre-posting environment.
Founded in 1992, the company is headquartered in Manchester, Vt., with offices throughout the United States. For more information about CONIX Systems, Inc., and its products, call (877) 332-1858 or email email@example.com.
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Bechtle Brings Next-Generation Office 365 for Small and Midsize Businesses to Market
Office 365 now available for businesses of all sizes; cloud-based solution offers unmatched security features, privacy and overall value.
CHIPPENHAM, United Kingdom, Feb. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Bechtle Ltd today announced the availability of the next-generation Office 365 service for its SMB customers through Microsoft's traditional reseller model for Windows-based PCs, tablets and mobile phones.
As an Office 365 Cloud Champion partner with the Gold Volume Licensing competency, Bechtle is pleased we can now offer the benefits of Office 365 to even more organizations. Our deep skills around Microsoft licensing (both on-premise and Cloud)- from SMB through to Mid-Market & Enterprise - coupled with our understanding of business needs and industry trends, puts us in a great position to help and advise our clients on the strategy that is right for them.
Starting today Bechtle owns the billing process, allowing it to easily sell Office 365 subscriptions that help its customers take advantage of cloud services.
"Microsoft has a proven track record of helping partners build their businesses and strengthen relationships with customers," said Kirk Gregersen, general manager, Microsoft Office Division. "Through the new Office 365 Open licensing model, partners will be able to offer the always-up-to-date Office applications customers know and love through trusted, industry-leading Office 365 cloud services."
Bechtle's pre-sales advice & consultancy, on the various licensing options as well as the technical aspects, & implementation services help ensure that Office 365 products such as Exchange Online are purchased and used correctly and in the way that best benefits the customer. This helps ensure best ROI for the business and increased satisfaction for the users.
Office 365 Is for Businesses of All Sizes
Small and midsize businesses will be able to work from anywhere and boost productivity by accessing the full-featured, rich Office applications they are familiar with, on up to five devices, and delivered as an always up-to-date cloud service. In addition, the new Office unlocks new scenarios from meetings to digital note taking and reading.More information can be found at http://www.office365.com.
Bechtle UK are part of the Bechtle Group, one of Europe's largest IT resellers. Present in 14 countries - with 6000+ staff & an annual turnover of EUR2.1 billion - and holding accreditations across a broad spectrum of software & hardware vendors; Bechtle can help corporate, education, government and not for profit organizations successfully devise and implement a wide range of IT products & services.
CONTACT: Richard Gibbons, Bechtle UK, 01249 467 932, Richard.firstname.lastname@example.org
Notify Technology Announces Latest Release of NotifyMDM
SAN JOSE, Calif., Feb. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Notify Technology Corporation (Pink Sheets: NTFY.PK), today announced the availability of its latest version of NotifyMDM that provides several new features and enhancements to improve usability, LDAP integration, Android functionality, administrative oversight, and compliance management.
The NotifyMDM product is targeted at providing organizations and enterprises of all sizes a simple, efficient, and affordable mobile device management and security solution for a variety of mobile device operating systems. Customers may choose to utilize NotifyMDM as either an on-premise or true cloud-based solution and may purchase NotifyMDM directly or through domestic and international partner resellers.
"We are excited to publicly announce our latest version of NotifyMDM," said Paul DePond, Vice President of Worldwide Sales. "Our current customers and partners will appreciate the advanced LDAP functionality as well as improvements to the user interface which have made the NotifyMDM management console even more intuitive for the administrator. We are proud to say that NotifyMDM continues to be the easiest to use and most affordable mobile device management solution on the market."
NotifyMDM provides organizations of any size, real-time visibility and control over a variety of mobile devices regardless of operating system, liability, carrier, or email platform. Whether on-premise or in the cloud, NotifyMDM provides a number of features including policy creation, compliance management, device statistics, audit tracking, app management, file sharing, and report generation, all from a single administrative console.
Availability and More Information
NotifyMDM version 2.7.0 / 2.7.1 is now available. For more information about NotifyMDM please contact Notify directly at (408) 777-7930 or send an email to email@example.com or visit our website at http://www.notifycorp.com.
About Notify Technology Corporation
Founded in 1994, Notify Technology Corporation is an independent software vendor (ISV) who has specialized in wireless mobility solutions and services for the past 11 years. Notify's products including NotifyLink, NotifySync, and NotifyMDM support all major smart phone and tablet platforms independent of wireless carrier or network. Notify sells its mobility products directly and through authorized resellers internationally. Notify is an official Apple iPhone Enterprise Development Partner, Android Development Partner, BlackBerry Development Partner, and Windows Phone Development Partner. The Company is headquartered in San Jose, California with product development and technical support located in Canfield, Ohio. For more information, visit http://www.notifycorp.com or contact 408-777-7930.