The Hon. Jerry S. Grafstein, Q.C., Co-Founder and Chair, announced the launch of India
News Cloud (http://www.indianewscloud.com) - a premier provider of in-depth news from
India and beyond. India, this year, became the third largest economy in purchasing power
after the USA and China.
"IndiaNews Cloud," said Grafstein, "provides comprehensive coverage of India, a
fast-rising economic power. We curate Indian microbloggers and mainstream media, breaking
news as it happens."
"This is instant news all about India," said Grafstein. "IndiaNews Cloud uses
innovative technology to gather the diversity of the blogosphere, social networks, online
radio and mainstream media, into coherent, timely news and information coverage about all
aspects of life in India and region."
"Our goal is to keep our viewers informed about India on the evolving global scene, on
a timely basis from the inside out," said Adam Miron, President and Co-Founder. "The world
is interested in India, a growing world market.We have created a way to provide waves of
news that is constantly updated.Indianewscloud.com [http://indianewscloud.com ] is a new
resource to access all facets affecting India and those of Indian origin globally."
Special editions reflect all aspects of Indian life including business (trade and the
economy), science (technology and military), politics, sports, lifestyle (entertainment,
fashion, education), bollywood, major cities and NRI.
Anyone interested in India as an emerging world power, will be kept up to date on
India news as it happens instantly. Indianewscloud.com [http://indianewscloud.com ] is a
new, timely, in-depth, news resource for India observers and the public around the globe.
Webroot Accelerates Global Reach with Addition of Managed Service Provider Program
RMM Platform Integration Further Extends Webroot Endpoint Security Leadership
BROOMFIELD, Colo., Dec. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Webroot, a leader in delivering Internet security as a service, today announced an expanded Webroot Channel Partner Program that makes it easier and more cost-effective for managed services providers (MSPs) to deliver managed data protection. By offering cloud-based Webroot® SecureAnywhere(TM) Business - Endpoint Protection security with a host of new technologies from remote monitoring and management (RMM) platform providers including LabTech Software, MSPs can now quickly and efficiently deploy a "single pane of glass" for managing all of their customers' endpoint security.
"Webroot has taken an innovative approach to endpoint security," said Matt Nachtrab, LabTech Software CEO. "The integration of Webroot SecureAnywhere with LabTech RMM is an ideal combination of solutions for our MSP partners."
The IT channel has radically transformed over the past several years, with MSPs becoming one of the preferred approaches to procuring IT services for organizations of all sizes. This new approach to IT spend, combined with the increase in global Internet security threats now requires end-customers to allocate a significant portion of their budget to protect users, monetary assets, data, and intellectual property with a robust endpoint security strategy. In Webroot, MSPs find a partner that helps deliver a highly effective weapon against viruses and malware in an easily-deployable solution that is also simple to manage remotely, and priced competitively.
Traditional endpoint security software is often the root cause for unplanned downtime and performance issues. As a result, many MSPs have been reluctant to add endpoint management to their portfolio of services. By expanding the Webroot Channel Partner Program to MSPs, Webroot is introducing a service that uniquely and appropriately addresses many of the historical challenges that MSPs have faced - allowing them to add this to their portfolio, generate new revenue streams, and maintain margins.
With Webroot SecureAnywhere Business - Endpoint Protection, MSPs can now take advantage of RMM providers like LabTech Software to deploy and manage endpoint security across multiple domains, customers and offices from a single, centralized consoles and location in single window view - something no other solution offers. The value to these MSPs includes lowered costs, increased productivity and increased recurring revenue stream. Webroot supports and delivers the integration of Webroot SecureAnywhere Business - Endpoint Protection with LabTech Software RMM solution.
"Webroot is the perfect partner for MSPs looking to make endpoint security a profitable portion of their business instead of the loss leader that it is today," said Jeff Santelices, vice president of Webroot Worldwide Demand Fulfillment. "With our advanced cloud security technologies and market-leading network of partners that include LabTech Software, our customers gain exceptional management automation and superior support while being completely protected against advanced threats and disruptions."
Key Webroot MSP Channel Program benefits include:
-- Competitive Advantage - Expanded managed service offerings including a
leading endpoint protection provider. Webroot helps MSPs differentiate
and grow their service capabilities with enablement, marketing and sales
-- Management Automation - Simplified managed services business with
trusted Webroot solutions, integrated seamlessly with RMM platforms,
enable MSPs to deliver a "single pane of glass" view for managing
-- Advanced Threat Protection - Cloud-based Webroot SecureAnywhere Business
- Endpoint Protection security provides rapid deployment and scans
without ever requiring security updates or signature database downloads
which consume network bandwidth and leave users exposed.
-- Improved Availability & Uptime - Purpose built for MSPs, Webroot
solutions install and protect in seconds, easily co-exists with current
software, and is optimized for virtualized environments.
-- Complete Customer Satisfaction - Webroot's proactive, predictive and
intelligent support SLAs enable MSPs to quickly address items before
they become issues, thereby reducing costs and delivering improved
services and user experiences.
To learn how your organization can partner with the very best security solutions provider on the market backed by dedicated and responsive sales and support teams to accelerate your business growth, visit Webroot today at http://www.webroot.com/En_US/partners.html.
Webroot is bringing the power of software-as-a-service (SaaS) to Internet security with its suite of Webroot(®) SecureAnywhere((TM)) offerings for consumers and businesses. Webroot also offers security intelligence solutions corporations focused on cyber-security, such as Palo Alto Networks, F5, Corero, Juniper, and others. Founded in 1997 and headquartered in Colorado, Webroot is the largest privately held security organization based in the United States. For more information, visit http://www.webroot.com or call 800.772.9383. Read the Webroot Threat Blog: http://blog.webroot.com. Follow Webroot on Twitter: http://twitter.com/webroot.
LUV Airline Teams with Dr Pepper to Offer Chance at $1,000 southwestgiftcard® Each Day for 12 Days!
DALLAS, Dec. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- It's 12/12/12, and the partridge has flown from its pear tree--but in its nest are 12 southwestgiftcards®, each worth $1,000. The 12 Days of LUV have returned for yet another festive year, and this time Southwest is partnering with Dr Pepper to make this contest truly one-of-a-kind!
Beginning today, the Southwest Airlines Instagram account (@SouthwestAir) will ask for a FUN holiday photo each day for 12 days. Each day has a theme, which will be announced at different times during each day, and as in past years, Southwest fans are sure to get creative and crafty with their photos. To be included in the contest, Instagram users must share a picture that deals with the theme of the day, and include the #12daysofluv hashtag. Each day, the Instagram user with the best photo will win one $1,000 southwestgiftcard®. The 12 themes will be revealed each day on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and our award-winning blog, Nuts About Southwest.
Southwest joined Instagram in January 2011, and recently reached more than 30,000 followers. The LUV Airline regularly showcases pictures on Instagram from Customers and Employees, and also features contests and major Company events. To see more details about the "12 Days of LUV" contest, visit http://www.southwest.com/12daysofluv.
ABOUT SOUTHWEST AIRLINES CO.
In its 42(nd) year of service, Dallas-based Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) continues to differentiate itself from other carriers with exemplary Customer Service delivered by nearly 46,000 Employees to more than 100 million Customers annually. Southwest is the nation's largest carrier in terms of originating passengers boarded, and including wholly-owned subsidiary, AirTran Airways, operates the largest fleet of Boeing aircraft in the world to serve 97 destinations in 41 states, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and six near-international countries. Southwest is one of the most honored airlines in the world, known for its commitment to the triple bottom line of Performance, People and Planet. To read about how Southwest is doing its part to be a good corporate citizen, visit southwest.com/citizenship to read the Southwest Airlines One Report(TM).
From its first flights on June 18, 1971, Southwest Airlines launched an era of unprecedented affordability in air travel quantified by the U.S. Department of Transportation as "The Southwest Effect," a lowering of fares and increase in passenger traffic wherever the carrier serves. On every flight, Southwest offers Customers the first two pieces of checked luggage (weight and size limitations apply) and all ticket changes without additional fees. Southwest's all Boeing fleet consistently offers leather seating and the comfort of full-size cabins, many of which are equipped with satellite-based WiFi connectivity and a new, eco-friendly cabin interior. With 39 consecutive years of profitability, the People of Southwest operate more than 3,100 flights a day and serve communities around 78 airports in Southwest's network of domestic destinations. Southwest Airlines' frequent flights and low fares are available only at southwest.com.
AirTran Airways, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Southwest Airlines Co., offers coast-to-coast and near-international service with close to 600 flights a day to 54 destinations. The carrier's high-quality product includes assigned seating and Business Class. As Southwest continues to integrate AirTran's People, places, and planes into Southwest Airlines, Customers of both carriers may book flights at airtran.com and exchange earned loyalty points between both AirTran's A+ Rewards® and Southwest's Rapid Rewards® for reward travel on either airline.
"12 Days of LUV" Contest Rules & Regulations
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCE OF WINNING. VOID IN PUERTO RICO AND WHERE PROHIBITED.
1. How to Enter the Contest
a. Southwest Airlines and Dr Pepper/Seven Up Inc. "12 Days of LUV" ("Contest") will begin on or around 10 a.m. CT on Wednesday, December 12, 2012 and will end on or around 4 p.m. CT on Sunday, December 23, 2012 ("Contest Period"). This Contest consists of 12 daily Contest drawings, one for each day during the Contest Period. Start and end times will vary each day. Customers/any potential entrants will have to follow Southwest Airlines on Instagram® via the handle @SouthwestAir, Facebook via Southwest Airlines page, and/or Twitter via the handle @Southwestair to find out what times the contest will be open for entry each day. The entry period for each day will last a total of six (6) hours.
b. To participate in the Contest, you may enter via the following method:
Submit an Instagram photo based on the photo challenge from that day highlighting a memorable holiday moment while incorporating the Southwest Airlines brand and/or the Dr Pepper brand via the Southwest Airlines Instagram handle @SouthwestAir using the hashtag "#12daysofluv". Entrants may also share all 12 Days of LUV Instagram photos on Twitter® and Facebook®, but will not be judged from those channels. All entries submitted will not be acknowledged or returned. By entering, Entrant grants all Sponsors an irrevocable, perpetual, royalty-free, freely transferable license to use the photo for all purposes, in any and all media, whether now known or hereafter devised. Photos must not be copied. Entries may not violate any third party rights nor use any third-party intellectual property such as logos or background signs. Entrants acknowledge and agree that their entry does not violate any rights of privacy or publicity and that they have the written permission of those appearing in their photo to submit their image. Entries must not disparage; contain material that is inappropriate, indecent, or vulgar; or promote bigotry, racism, hatred or discrimination based on race, gender, religion, sexual orientation. Use of any device to automate entry is prohibited. Proof of submission of an entry shall not be deemed proof of receipt by Southwest. Southwest Airlines computer is the official time keeping device for the contest. Southwest is not responsible for entries not received due to difficulty accessing the internet, service outage or delays, computer difficulties or other technological glitches. By entering this Contest, you agree to abide by these Official Rules and acknowledge that this Contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed, or administered by or associated with Instagram, Twitter or Facebook.
c. One entry per person is permitted per day. Any person found using multiple Instagram, Facebook, and/or Twitter accounts to enter will be found to be ineligible.
2. Eligibility Restrictions
a. The contest is open to all legal residents of the 48 contiguous United States and the District of Columbia who are 18 years of age or older and the age of majority in their place of residence and have a valid e-mail address and an Instagram account as of December 12, 2012. Void in Puerto Rico and where prohibited or restricted by law. The contest is offered only in the United States. Employees of Southwest Airlines, AirTran Airways, Dr Pepper/Seven Up Inc., and the members of their immediate families (spouse and parents, children and siblings and their spouses) and individuals living in the same households of such employees are ineligible to enter or win. The contest is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations.
b. Only one winner per household is permitted in any Contest administered by Southwest Airlines.
c. Entrants are required to provide truthful information and Southwest will reject and delete any entry that it discovers to be false or fraudulent. Southwest Airlines will disqualify any entry from individuals who do not meet the eligibility requirements, and Southwest Airlines will also delete any entry received from persons under the age of 13 in compliance with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act.
a. Grand Prize: Twelve (12) southwestgiftcards® for a total of $12,000. Each winner will received one (1) $1,000 southwestgiftcard.
Certain travel restrictions may apply, and the terms and conditions of the southwestgiftcard apply. No prize substitutions, cash equivalent, or transfer of prizes permitted except at the sole discretion of the Sponsors. Prize subject to availability and the Sponsors reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to award a prize of greater or equal value if the advertised prize is unavailable. Taxes are solely the responsibility of the winner.
b. In the event that a prize or prize certificate is mailed to the winner, it will be with the prior written consent of the winner and therefore, winner assumes the risk of its loss. Sponsors are not responsible for the safe arrival of a prize or prize certificate.
4. Selection of Winners
Decisions of judges with respect to the Contest are final. This is a contest of skill. Your chances of winning depend on how well your entry reflects the judging criteria, as compared to the other entries in the contest.
The judges will be judging on the following qualities:
*Creativity and Originality: 20%
*Southwest and/or Dr Pepper Appeal: 35% photo should reflect fun Culture and Fun-LUVing Attitude.
*Rules: 20% Read and complied with the official rules.
a. The top "12 Days of LUV" submission per day will be selected by a panel of judges from the Corporate Communications Department at Southwest Airlines. You need not be present to win.
b. Potential winner notification will be made daily by Sponsors via Instagram. The potential winner will be asked to contact Southwest with a given e-mail address provided via comment on the entrant's Instagram entry. Once potential winner and Southwest make e-mail contact, Southwest will provide a photo for the potential winner to upload to the Instagram account the user uploaded the photo with in order to validate their account. Once the validation occurs, potential winners must execute and return any required affidavit of eligibility and/or liability/publicity release in which they agree to hold Sponsor, Dr Pepper/Seven Up Inc., Facebook, and each of their parent, subsidiary and affiliated corporations, and the officers, shareholders, directors, employees, agents and representatives harmless against any and all claims or liability arising directly or indirectly from use or misuse of a prize or participation in the Contest. Affidavits will be mailed or emailed based on the potential winner's preference beginning December 24, 2012. Affidavits must be executed and returned within seven (7) days or prize will be forfeited and an alternate winner may be chosen. If a potential winner cannot be contacted, fails to sign and return the required affidavit of eligibility and liability/publicity release within the required time period, or if a prize or prize notification is returned as undeliverable, potential winner forfeits prize. Upon timely completion of required affidavits and release, winners should expect to receive their prizes in the mail by January 31, 2013.
a. Payments of all federal, state and local taxes are solely the responsibility of the winners. Winners may be required to sign an IRS Form W-9 or the equivalent.
b. By participating in the contest, the winners agree to have their name, voice, or likeness used in any advertising or broadcasting material relating to this contest without additional financial or other compensation unless prohibited by law, and, where legal, to sign a publicity release confirming such consent prior to acceptance of the prize.
c. Southwest Airlines and Dr Pepper/Seven Up Inc. are not responsible for lost, stolen, mangled, miss-delivered, postage due, illegible, incomplete or late entries, telephone service outages, delays, busy signals, equipment malfunctions and any other technological difficulties that may prevent an individual from entering or claiming a prize.
d. Southwest Airlines and Dr Pepper/Seven Up Inc., in their sole discretion, reserve the right to disqualify any person tampering with the entry process, the operation of Southwest Airlines website, or otherwise in violation of the rules. They further reserve the right to cancel, terminate or modify the Contest if it is not capable of completion as planned, including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention or technical failures of any sort.
e. Sponsors reserve the right to make changes in the rules of the Contest, including the substitution of a prize of greater or equivalent value, which will become effective upon announcement.
f. Failure to comply with the Contest rules may result in a contestant's disqualification solely at the discretion of the Sponsor.
g. The Sponsors are not responsible for typographical or other errors in the printing, the offering or the administration of the Contest, or in the announcement of a prize.
h. Copies of the written Contest rules and a list of winners (when complete) are available during regular business hours at Southwest Airlines, Emerging Media P.O. Box 36611, Dallas, TX 75235-1611. For a winners list, send a self-addressed return envelope, after December 26, 2012. All requests must be received by January 21, 2013.
Southwest Airlines Co., Emerging Media, P.O. Box 36611, Dallas, TX 75235-1611 and Dr Pepper/Seven Up, Inc., 5301 Legacy Drive, Plano, TX 75024.
Exadel Incorporates Windows 8 Capabilities Into The Tiggzi Mobile App Platform
Launches New HTML5-Based Visual Builder to Improve Developer Productivity
The addition of Windows 8 support to the Tiggzi platform includes the option to create a Windows Store app with support for native capabilities such as Live Tiles and Snap views, as well as Share and Search charm integration. Developers will be able to take advantage of Tiggzi's drag-and-drop visual builder, with full preview capabilities for such apps. Once the apps are complete, users will be able to export projects to Visual Studio as Windows Store-ready for finishing touches before making them publicly available.
The new HTML5-based App Builder loads faster, performs better, and is easier to use, improving developer productivity. In addition, using browser technologies like HTML5 will enable Exadel to deliver new capabilities faster to the developer community. "Tiggzi support has become even more robust to better serve the needs of our large developer community," said Fima Katz, CEO of Exadel. "We believe our platform is an industry leader, and, by adding Windows 8 support, we will be providing Tiggzi users new avenues to generate revenue and create industry-leading apps. We're already leading the industry in mobile cloud development and in enabling the API economy with our easy way to consume REST services from mobile devices. The Tiggzi platform will continue to evolve and respond to the developer community."
"Microsoft is excited Exadel has brought its Tiggzi mobile app building platform to Windows 8," said John Richards, Senior Director, Windows App Marketing at Microsoft Corp. "The Tiggzi development community can now tap into new opportunities in the Windows 8 ecosystem. We are looking forward to seeing new apps coming to the Windows Store through the Tiggzi platform."
To promote innovation in the developer community Exadel has launched the Tiggzi Windows 8 Challenge, an opportunity for developers to win devices and other prizes by creating native Windows 8 apps using the Tiggzi platform. Developers can sign up to participate at http://tiggzi.com/windows8 .
Today's announcement follows a steady march of groundbreaking feature releases and enhancements of the Tiggzi platform over the past year, including the introduction of mobile back-end services and new API "plug-ins" that enable quick and easy access to cloud services. Exadel will continue to innovate to maintain it's position as the most complete cloud-based mobile platform.
Tiggzi is the most complete mobile platform offered as a service (PaaS). It combines a cloud-based rapid development environment with team collaboration capabilities and integrated back-end services. Tiggzi enables developers at all skill levels to rapidly and cost-effectively create mobile apps that help businesses of all sizes increase revenues and improve productivity.
Exadel, creator of Tiggzi, is a leading enterprise mobile software development company providing innovative services, solutions, and technology to its customers. Founded in 1998, Exadel is privately owned with its headquarters in the San Francisco Bay Area, with sales and support offices in the US and Germany, and with development centers in Belarus, Russia, and Ukraine.
CONTACT: Mike Paffmann, +1-212-999-5585, firstname.lastname@example.org
mophie Elevates Action Sports Engagement with Mammoth Mountain Partnership
Three-Year Deal Lets Mountain Visitors Do More with their Portable Devices on Winter Slopes and Summer Trails
SANTA ANA, Calif., Dec. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- mophie(TM) announced today it has signed an exclusive three-year partnership agreement with Mammoth Mountain to be its official POV video camera sponsor and mobile device protective case sponsor. The news comes on the heels of the nationwide availability of OutRide, the wide-angle, waterproof iPhone case and mounting system that eliminates the need for a dedicated action sports camera, and the corresponding app, which gives users the ability to record, edit, and instantly share photos and videos on social networks. The collaboration significantly expands mophie's engagement in action sports and allows the Orange County-based company to create a breeding ground for the growing OUTRIDE community in its own backyard, at one of the top-rated mountains in the country.
The partnership will transform the guest experience at the resort and create a major on-mountain presence for mophie by providing riders with unprecedented opportunity to capture their tricks, turns, and powder runs on video, and instantly share footage on the OUTRIDE App or from the OUTRIDE Cutting Room editing labs housed at the Main and Canyon Lodges. Cutting Rooms will be equipped with Mac work stations, allowing any Mammoth guest to upload and edit video and share it with friends everywhere. Each mophie editing lab will be designed with a kick-back-and-relax vibe that will stand apart from other parts of the lodge, featuring a multi-media center to display action sports videos, charging stations, and lounge seating for visitors to watch the action on the mountain and hang with friends.
mophie will also offer Mammoth guests free demos of the OutRide, allowing visitors to check out an OutRide unit, shoot video for the day, and visit the Cutting Room to review, edit and share footage captured. Additionally, mophie Team riders including Greg Bretz, Mark Sollors and Jack Mitrani, and Mark McMorris will be hitting Mammoth's slopes for a series of OutRide special events to interact with mountain guests and generate fresh, must-watch content for the OUTRIDE community.
"The partnership between mophie and Mammoth is a huge leap forward and sets a new standard for what visitors can expect from their experience on the mountain," said Ross Howe, vice president of marketing at mophie. "OutRide is designed to give action sports enthusiasts a new way to record their runs and claim their bragging rights, and the trails of Mammoth are the perfect playground to bring this to life. Every rider's glory shot or epic fail will act as a building block for the OUTRIDE social network, and we are excited to see how the mophie community will develop around and extend beyond the mountain experience."
In addition to OutRide activations, mophie will also keep Mammoth visitors charged up while on the mountain; installing multiple charging stations in the Lodges for smartphones, cameras, MP3 players and other electronics.
"Mammoth is very excited to partner with mophie OutRide because the brands are a perfect complement to each other," said Howard Pickett, Mammoth Mountain Ski Area Chief Marketing Officer. "Mammoth's ski and snowboard guests have long been on the leading edge of creating and sharing photos and videos, and mophie has the tools to make social connections even easier. With the new Cutting Rooms our guests will share Mammoth experiences literally as they are happening, taking the entire resort experience to a whole new level."
mophie's engagement on the mountain is already underway, with charging stations and OutRide rentals currently available. Cutting Room editing labs will open to Mammoth visitors just in time for New Year's weekend. mophie and Mammoth fans hungry for content can tap into a weekly video series published each Wednesday that highlights activity on the mountain captured using the OutRide. The newest installment, released today in conjunction with the partnership news, features a Day in the Life of a Mammoth Ski Patroller, and can be viewed on YouTube.
For more information on OutRide and the OUTRIDE app, please visit http://www.mophie.com or through social channels, including Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. To learn more about the Mammoth Mountain and its premier resort experiences, visit http://www.mammothmountain.com, Facebook and Twitter.
mophie is an award-winning designer and manufacturer of accessories that let users do more with their portable devices. From the action sports enthusiast, to the business professional, student and outdoorsman, mophie products fit into the lives of those who rely on smartphones and tablets to stay connected. mophie products are available in more than 100 countries, and can be purchased in Apple stores worldwide, AT&T, Best Buy, Verizon, Sprint, and on http://www.mophie.com. Follow mophie on Twitter, Facebook or on Instagram.
About Mammoth Mountain
Mammoth Mountain Ski Area is the leading four-season mountain resort in California. With 1.3 million annual skier visits, Mammoth Mountain is currently the third most frequented ski resort in the United States. The company owns and operates a variety of resort businesses including recreation, hospitality, real estate development, food and beverage and retail. Specific businesses owned and operated by Mammoth Mountain include Mammoth Mountain Ski Area, June Mountain (Maybe take June out because they are no longer open), Tamarack Lodge and Resort, Mammoth Snowmobile Adventures, Mammoth Mountain Bike Park and the Mammoth Mountain Inn. Mammoth Mountain also operates Juniper Springs Resort, the Village Lodge and Sierra Star Golf Course in Mammoth Lakes, California. For more information on Mammoth Mountain, visit MammothMountain.com or call 800.MAMMOTH
PARIS, Dec. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Reed MIDEM, a leading organiser of international tradeshows and conferences, today announces the acquisition of LeWeb, Europe's top internet conference and networking events.
The acquisition enables LeWeb to reinforce its development and further strengthens Reed MIDEM's interests in digital innovation and entrepreneurship.
Launched in Paris in 2004 by Loic and Geraldine Le Meur, LeWeb brings together the key players in the international internet ecosystem including entrepreneurs and visionaries, investors and venture capitalists, technology businesses, large companies, digital marketers and journalists. In addition to its annual Paris gathering, LeWeb successfully launched a London event in June 2012.
Commenting on the acquisition, Reed MIDEM Chief Executive Officer Paul Zilk said, "LeWeb fits very well with Reed MIDEM. We share the same ambition for developing premium international events where participants network and build relationships, do business, launch new products and discover the latest innovations.
"Loic and Geraldine Le Meur are true international internet entrepreneurs and they have done an outstanding job in building LeWeb. Thanks to their expertise and Reed MIDEM's strength in international events, I am convinced that together we will take LeWeb to new heights.
"LeWeb's strong position in digital innovation and entrepreneurship is relevant to Reed MIDEM events and to the global portfolio of our group, Reed Exhibitions. We see many opportunities and synergies between our shows and LeWeb," Paul Zilk noted.
Loic Le Meur, LeWeb founder said, "Reed MIDEM is an ideal partner for us. Reed MIDEM will bring to LeWeb the resources and expertise to solidify the growth and maintain the premium quality of our events.
"LeWeb's development has been incredible since 2005 and we needed a partner such as Reed MIDEM to make it even more successful. We are very excited to benefit from Reed MIDEM's unique expertise in the event industry and are looking forward to working closely with their team to provide even better experiences to our participants and partners.
"LeWeb's positioning as the international platform of success for entrepreneurs will remain unchanged" said Loic Le Meur.
LeWeb Paris was held December 4-6, 2012, bringing together some 3,500 people from 75 countries and LeWeb London is scheduled for June 5-6, 2013.
About Reed MIDEM
Founded in 1963, Reed MIDEM is a leading organizer of professional, international tradeshows and conferences. Reed MIDEM events have established themselves as key dates in professional diaries. The company hosts MIPTV, MIPDOC, MIPCOM, and MIPJUNIOR for the television and digital content industries, MIDEM for music professionals, MIPIM, MIPIM Asia and MAPIC for the property and retail real estate sectors. http://www.reedmidem.com
About Reed Exhibitions
Reed Exhibitions is the world's leading events organizer, with over 500 events in 39 countries. In 2011 Reed brought together six million active event participants from around the world generating billions of dollars in business. Today Reed events are held throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Asia Pacific and Africa and organized by 33 fully staffed offices. Reed Exhibitions serves 44 industry sectors with trade and consumer events and is part of the Reed Elsevier Group plc, a world-leading publisher and information provider and a FTSE 100 company. http://www.reedexpo.com
LeWeb Paris is Europe's number one event for the web industry.
In 2012, nearly 3500 participants from 76 countries and 400 journalists attended LeWeb. Many prestigious speakers have taken part in previous editions, including Karl Lagerfeld, Carlos Ghosn, Shimon Peres, Philippe Starck, Paulo Coelho and Rania de Jordanie.
In June 2013 will be held at Westminster Central Hall in London, the second summer edition of the LeWeb conference.
SOURCE Reed MIDEM
CONTACT: Press Contact Reed MIDEM: Mike Williams, Director of Communications Reed MIDEM, + 33 (0)6 24 19 36 57 or Press Contact LeWeb : Sibylle de Villeneuve - email@example.com, Mobile : + 33 (0)6 45 29 58 57
Early next year, the U.S. version of the Chevrolet Spark
[https://www.chevrolet.co.uk/cars/spark ] and Sonic (known as Aveo in Europe) will
integrate Siri, the intelligent assistant that helps get things done just by asking.
Chevrolet [http://www.chevrolet.co.uk ] made the announcement at the Los Angeles
International Auto Show.
Through the cars' standard Chevrolet MyLink infotainment system, customers with a
compatible iPhone (4S and newer) running iOS 6 can direct Siri to perform a number of
tasks while they safely keep their eyes on the road and their hands on the wheel. To
further minimize distraction, Siri takes hands-free functionality even further with an
Eyes Free mode that enables users to interact with their iPhone using nothing more than
their voice while keeping the device's screen from lighting up. Owners simply connect
their iPhone with the MyLink radio via Bluetooth, pair with the system, and use the
steering wheel voice activation button to begin and end sessions with Siri in Eyes Free
In the U.S., Spark and Sonic RS, owners can use Siri in Eyes Free mode to:
- Make voice-activated, hands-free calls to Contacts on their iPhone
- Play songs in the iTunes library, and even switch music sources automatically
from AM/FM/XM radio to iPod mode
- Listen to, and compose and send an iMessage or text message to a phone number
or anyone in saved Contacts
- Access Calendar and add appointments
- Minimize distraction even more by keeping the screen of the iPhone from
lighting up, even when Siri answers simple questions such as game scores or the dates
of national holidays
- While in Eyes Free mode, Siri will not provide answers to complex questions
that require displaying a web page.
"It says a lot about our commitment to small-car
[http://www.chevrolet.co.uk/cars/small-city-cars ] customers that Chevrolet has announced
that Siri Eyes Free capability will be available in the Spark and Sonic well before the
luxury brands," said Cristi Landy, Chevrolet marketing director for small cars. "Safe,
easy, reliable and portable connectivity is a top priority for our customers, and Siri
complements MyLink's existing capabilities to help deliver an incredible driving
Both the Spark and the Sonic also come with six months of OnStar's premium Directions
and Connections service. OnStar brings added safety, security and connectivity to these
vehicles, including services such as Automatic Crash Response, Stolen Vehicle Assistance,
Vehicle Diagnostics and Roadside Assistance. Most smartphone owners can also download the
RemoteLink Mobile App, which allows OnStar subscribers to control and manage certain
vehicle functions from their phone. For more information on OnStar's services, visit
onstar.com [https://www.onstar.com/web/portal/landing ].
Founded in 1911 in Detroit, Chevrolet is now one of the world's largest car brands, doing
business in more than 140 countries and selling more than 4 million cars and trucks a
year. Chevrolet provides customers with fuel-efficient vehicles that feature spirited
performance, expressive design and high quality. It is represented with a total of 2,500
sales and service outlets in Western and Central Europe. The European Chevrolet line-up
includes the Spark city car, the small Aveo sedan and hatchback, the compact Cruze sedan
and hatchback [https://www.chevrolet.co.uk/cars/cruze-hatchback ], the Orlando family van,
the Captiva SUV [http://www.chevrolet.co.uk/cars/suvs ], the legendary Camaro and Corvette
sports cars and the extended-range Volt electric car. More information on Chevrolet models
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SAN ANTONIO, Dec. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Competitive Companies, Inc. "CCI" (OTCBB: CCOP), http://www.cci-us.com announced today that on December 5th, 2012 at approximately 10:30AM at the Center of Science and Industry in Columbus, Ohio (one of the largest modern built science centers in the United States), CCI and Wytec International, Inc., along with top national and international engineers including technical personnel with the City of Columbus witnessed "117 Mbps" of Internet bandwidth service delivered to multiple mobile devices. "This is a very significant event and we are very pleased that the City of Columbus was chosen for this historic occasion," commented Gary Cavin, Director of the Department of Technology. The test concluded the first tier of a multi-stage trial program involving the delivery of a "true" 4G service as defined by the International Mobile Telecommunications Advanced (IMT-Advanced) specification, setting peak speed requirements for 4G service at 100 megabits per second (Mbit/s) for high mobility communication.
This event has set Columbus, Ohio apart from any city in America as being the first to exceed the 4G speed barrier by more than 50 megabits per second. Columbus was nominated in the list of the 2012 Smart21 Communities of the Year. This is a very prestigious award program issued by the Intelligent Community Forum (ICF), a worldwide organization responsible for the International Awards Program and includes communities from around the World. The City of Columbus plans to include the 4G Wi-Fi Trial Program results in its 2013 ICF Application.
The second stage of the Trial Program includes a "network load balance" and "capacity" test designed to prove handling of multiple mobile devices simultaneously at 100+ Mbps 4G speeds and is scheduled to occur within the next few months. The third and final test will be a "seamless integration" test designed to demonstrate the ability of the CCI/Wytec network to seamlessly connect with a carrier network allowing complete customer integration without loss of carrier contact. This final test will demonstrate the capability of a carrier to maintain complete "activity" control of its subscriber activities during network handoffs throughout a customer session. This test represents a "first of its kind" demonstration of the actual delivery of 100+ Mbps to multiple mobile devices across multiple carrier networks performed simultaneously without losing customer contact at any stage in the hand-off process. "The most unique and important aspect of this test is that the CCI Offload Solution is carrier agnostic and capable of integrating simultaneously with up to 16 Service Set Identifiers known as 'SSID' connections," says William H. Gray, CEO of Competitive Companies, Inc.
Upon a successful completion of the multi-stage test, CCI plans to build-out its 4G Wi-Fi offload solution in at least fifteen (15) Central Business District's (CBD) throughout selected cities in North America by year end 2013. Estimated cost to build-out the initial CBD stage in all 15 communities is approximately $1.5 Million per community. Financing of the Project includes a combination of institutional and private funding. Columbus is the first of fifteen (15) CBD deployments planned for development by CCI in 2013.
Competitive Companies, Inc. is a Nevada-based corporation with offices in San Antonio, Texas and Eau Claire, Wisconsin. The company began operations in 1998 to provide telecommunication services, including data, voice and video to multiple dwelling units in tier-one and tier-two markets. Market conditions and the acquisition of Wytec International offered a new business model in expanding its products to include fixed and mobile wireless broadband services. The utilization of the Wytec patented technology is expected to have a substantial impact on CCI's broadband services and revenue potential as it initiates offloading services both nationally and internationally. For more information, or to register to receive updates, please visit their corporate site at http://www.cci-us.com.
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New Gift Card Features on GiftCard.com Make Holiday Shopping Easier
GiftCard.com Introduces New Guest Checkout and a New and Improved Search Feature
DALLAS, Dec. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- GiftCard.com, a leader in the gift card industry, is making holiday shopping even easier for consumers with new checkout and search features on the website. Shopping for gift cards online from the comfort of a computer or tablet lets consumers avoid crowds and long lines at the store this year. Because GiftCard.com gift cards are printed on demand, those shopping the site can rest assured the gift card numbers are protected, ensuring safety throughout the entire purchase process.
Now shopping online is even easier thanks to these new features on GiftCard.com:
-- Guest Checkout: Speed through the improved checkout process as you no
longer need to create an account to order as many or as few gift cards
as you desire. And GiftCard.com will mail the card for you. First class
shipping is free.
-- Improved Search: Looking for a certain brand? Want to find a custom
gift card with puppies for an animal lover? The improved search
function helps you narrow down your search to find the right card for
each of your recipients.
-- Faster Checkout: A drop-down menu for store cards shortens the amount of
time it takes to place your order, allowing you to spend more time with
your friends and family for the holidays. It's also faster to customize
multiple cards at one time with the ability to customize multiple cards
from the custom card page.
-- New Blog: Have you discovered our gift card blog? It's packed with
everything from tips to making the most out of your cards, to
promotions, events, and gift guides.
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Select from over 170 store and e-gift cards, browse over 1000 custom gift card designs, or design your own for a personalized holiday gift this year without the crowds and hassle of shopping in the store.
GiftCard.com is your one stop shop for everything gift card. Whether you're looking to personalize a Visa Gift Card with your own photo, or find store gift cards and e-gift cards to your favorite retailers and restaurants, our online galleries have the largest selection in the world. The Dallas based company was founded in 2004 and continues to wow customers with exceptional customer service. For more information visit our online gift card store.
1.0 Innovations launches Kickstarter project to raise funding for XFLEX Tablet Stand
TULSA, Okla., Dec. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Tulsa, Oklahoma based 1.0 Innovations has launched a Kickstarter project to help fund production of their versatile tablet stand called XFLEX. "Everybody loves their iPad or Kindle, but no one likes holding it," says George Bashaw, President of 1.0 Innovations. Marketed as The Single Stand Solution(TM), Bashaw says, "XFLEX is the most versatile tablet stand on the market today. The weighted base and flexible gooseneck allow for unlimited applications."
-- Hands Free Design - the weighted base and flexible arm keep your tablet
secure and easy to position for hands free use.
-- Single Stand Solution - one stand that works practically anywhere. The
XFLEX base can be tucked into a sofa cushion or under your leg in bed.
Use it on a plane, in your car and just about anywhere in between.
-- Universal Applications - the power locking suction cup works with most
tablets and smartphones; including iPad, Galaxy, Kindle, NOOK, and
iPhone. It's also compatible with most flat surface hard shell cases.
-- Multiple Connection Points - the arm magnetically connects on the side
or back to adapt for different applications.
-- Ideal Viewing Angle - the snaking gooseneck creates the perfect angle
for pod-casting, video conferencing or FaceTime.
-- Portability - XFLEX is TSA approved and easily breaks down to fit in a
messenger or laptop bag.
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Massive Dynamics Receives First Shipments of Hot New TeliPad Smartphone Device from Manufacturer
CUPERTINO, Calif., Dec. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Massive Dynamics, Inc. (OTCBB: MSSD) disclosed that the first shipments of its popular TeliPad smartphone product have arrived and the Company will be focusing on preorder fulfillment. The Company also disclosed that they can now also supply the product in a glossy white version of the TeliPad, so that consumers may have an alternate choice from the perennial electronics glossy black. Management believes the second color choice will significantly expand the market availability for the new product, especially in light of the phenomenal popularity of the white front version of Apple's iPad Mini. The TeliPad product represents Massive Dynamics' entry into the multi-billion dollar smartphone market that includes Apple Inc., the Nokia Corporation and Google Inc.
The TeliPad smartphone device adds a two-line cellular phone to an existing Apple Inc. iPad, Android tablet or Windows tablet eliminating the need to carry a separate smartphone. The Company has posted a video showing how easy the TeliPad adds a smartphone to an iPad Mini on its website.
"If you preorder on the Company's website at http://www.MassiveDynamicsCorp.com, please state a preference for the white version in the comments section, otherwise black will be the default color. We will make sure that those who have already preordered will have a chance to opt in for the white version. We will be moving at a deliberate pace but, due to the TeliPad's popularity, we ask that those who have preordered bear with us as we will be fulfilling from the earliest preorders to the latest. Depending on when you preordered, it may take some time." stated Company President Oscar Hines
Massive Dynamics, Inc. is a Nevada corporation listed on the OTCBB under the trading symbol MSSD. The Company is an acquirer, developer and seller of leading edge communications technology and products - mainly focusing on the profitability of the oncoming universal Web 4.0 technologies. Web 4.0 centers mainly around systems that involve "Intelligent Interaction" with users. The Company is currently planning to announce several Web 4.0 product advances over the next 12 months.
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Massive Dynamics, Inc.
EMC Smarts 9.1 Extends Leadership In Managing Virtual Data Centers
EMC Smarts 9.1 Integrates with VMware vCenter and EMC SRM Suite--Delivers Insight and Management into Every Layer of Virtual and Physical Infrastructure
HOPKINTON, Mass., Dec. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
-- EMC(®) Smarts(® )9.1 extends EMC's virtual data center management
capabilities to now include root-cause and impact analysis for all
VMware vSphere® attached storage through new and enhanced integrations
with VMware vCenter (TM) Server and the EMC Storage Resource Management
-- New capability to provide root-cause and impact analysis for wireless
networks through discovery of wireless controllers and the monitoring of
wireless access points.
EMC Corporation (NYSE: EMC) today announced significant enhancements to EMC(®) Smarts software, further extending EMC's leadership in managing virtual data centers and cloud environments. EMC Smarts 9.1 now includes root-cause and impact analysis for all VMware vSphere attached storage through new and enhanced integrations with VMware vCenter Server and the EMC SRM Suite. Smarts 9.1 software enables users to visualize and understand storage and virtual machine relationships and dependencies in both physical and virtual data centers--and is a leading solution capable of correlating VMware DRS and SDRS (Distributed Resources Scheduler and Storage Distributed Resources Scheduler) activity to overall data center management. With this latest release of Smarts, EMC is delivering another management solution supporting EMC's position as the #1 storage choice for VMware environments.
The EMC SRM Suite is EMC's single, easily consumable monitoring and reporting package that provides performance, capacity, and configuration management for EMC and select third-party storage arrays. EMC Prosphere(®) is a key component of the SRM Suite. Through Smarts 9.1 integration with the SRM Suite, EMC ProSphere now provides EMC Smarts 9.1 with storage topology- and device-level information to enhance the EMC Smarts management model.
The new enhancements to Smarts enable high service-level assurance and operational efficiency by eliminating management blind spots. Smarts delivers detailed insight into virtualized IT environments, from virtual machines to the underlying physical infrastructure. Smarts gives customers the ability to easily understand the fast-changing relationships and interdependencies among physical and virtual infrastructure elements. These elements include physical, virtual, and wireless networks, virtual switches, VMware vSphere Storage and virtual machine vSphere vMotion activity, virtual machine impacts, and device and path information for all VMware vSphere attached storage.
Smarts 9.1 Technology Highlights:
-- Increased Virtual Data Center Visibility-- Delivers line-of-sight of
virtualized IT environments, from virtual machines to the underlying
physical infrastructure, so that users can understand the
interdependencies--including virtual networks, virtual switches, vSphere
vMotion activity, VM impacts, and all VMware vSphere attached storage.
-- Comprehensive Configuration Management-- Delivers ability to see all
changes and deviations from approved configurations, leverage policies
to ensure desired configurations automatically remain compliant, make
device updates and corrections faster and more easily, and eliminate the
possibility of human error creating a service-impacting problem.
-- Enhanced Ability to Identify & Act-- Delivers the ability to
automatically identify root causes, and quickly separate symptoms from
problems so users can address the appropriate issue impacting
application and service delivery. Users can also determine risk
conditions by seeing performance degradations and understanding
dependencies--before business impact occurs. In addition, customers can
manage key cloud-enabling technologies, including protocol management,
MPLS, optical, multicast, and VoIP.
Announced earlier this year, VMware vCloud(®) Suite 5.1 is a complete and integrated cloud infrastructure solution that integrates VMware's leading virtualization, cloud infrastructure and management portfolio--simplifying the adoption of cloud era technologies for customers. With this latest version of EMC Smarts, EMC is extending a holistic view across all IT infrastructure elements to dramatically improve availability and performance of applications and services. Smarts delivers a complete, unified view into the entire virtual data center, enabling customers to effectively visualize and understand the complex interrelationships among virtual assets, their underpinning physical elements and the applications and data sources that relate to them. While VMware is managing the virtual infrastructure, Smarts is managing the supporting "shared" physical and virtual infrastructure to provide a complete view of the physical and virtual environments.
Nadine Routhier, Vice President, NCR Telecommunications and Technology
"NCR is using EMC Smarts in its Managed IT Domain Services, providing our customers with remote monitoring and management of enterprise IT domains. Network operations is critical to this service, which monitors, identifies, and resolves problems in the IT infrastructure. With Smarts now providing management of both the physical and virtual environments--including remote restoration and updates to managed wireless devices, NCR can quickly identify the root cause of issues, and confidently provide service assurance to customers."
Industry Analyst Quote:
Jim Frey, Managing Research Director Network Management, Enterprise Management Associates
"EMC Smarts has been addressing the availability, performance, configuration, and service assurance needs of enterprises and service providers across virtual and physical technologies for years. EMC is extending those capabilities with the latest release of EMC Smarts to provide enhanced, integrated visibility into storage and wireless networking. These extensions improve the solution's completeness and put operators in position to better understand, monitor, and troubleshoot cross-domain issues across the whole IT service delivery environment."
"As customers continue transforming their virtual data centers and cloud architectures--laying the foundation for a Software Defined Data Center--it creates new management challenges. The need for agility, efficiency and controlling costs remain top of mind. This is an important update to EMC Smarts because it provides new levels of visibility into their virtual data centers, along with actionable information that enable customers to address issues before their business is impacted."
-- Managed View Blog
-- Enterprise Strategy Group Videos About Managing Virtual Data Centers and
-- Enterprise Strategy Group Analyst Paper
-- EMC Perspective On Operational Management in Virtualized Data Centers
-- Video On Virtual Data Center Management
-- More EMC Smarts Information
EMC Corporation is a global leader in enabling businesses and service providers to transform their operations and deliver IT as a service. Fundamental to this transformation is cloud computing. Through innovative products and services, EMC accelerates the journey to cloud computing, helping IT departments to store, manage, protect and analyze their most valuable asset - information - in a more agile, trusted and cost-efficient way. Additional information about EMC can be found at http://www.EMC.com.
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FreedomPop Launches Free Home Broadband, Disrupts $100 Billion DSL And Cable Market
Today, FreedomPop will be accepting limited pre-orders for its new home wireless broadband modem scheduled to launch next month
LOS ANGELES, Dec. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- FreedomPop, America's new free Internet company, today announced its disruptive entry into the $100 billion home broadband market by accepting pre-orders for FreedomPop Hub Burst home modem scheduled to ship next month. The device will provide 100 percent free high-speed Internet in the home or small office at speeds faster than typical DSL and on par with most cable providers.
"Major broadband providers, including Time Warner Cable, AT&T, Verizon and Comcast, are pillaging consumers, charging in excess of $500 per year for home Internet," said Stephen Stokols, FreedomPop's CEO. "FreedomPop's early successes have validated consumers are looking for more convenient and affordable ways to consume data. We've already given away more than 15 million MBs of free data and are expanding our Beta to meet the increased demand this holiday season. The Hub Burst puts us in position to offer a compelling alternative for the massive home market much quicker than we initially planned."
FreedomPop Hub Burst pre-order users will be given two times the current FreedomPop offering with a minimum of 1 GB of free data each month. Users will also have the ability to earn unlimited data by adding contacts to their network and engaging in partner promotions. The company also offers heavier data users a variety of cost-effective plans, starting at prices under $10 per month, 80 percent cheaper than today's DSL or Cable offerings.
The FreedomPop Hub Burst modem and router boasts wireless antennas to boost speeds as well as Ethernet jacks to connect up to 10 Internet enabled devices, including desktops, TVs and streaming music and video players. FreedomPop will utilize the Clearwire WiMax network, ensuring that installation is as simple as plugging in the device with no time-consuming, complicated installations. Unlike traditional service providers, there are no contracts, no hidden fees and no installation issues.
"The median American household uses under 5.5 GB per month at home, yet spends over $50 for Internet service," said Stokols. "FreedomPop gives these users an opportunity to save hundreds of dollars per year at a fraction of the inconvenience, especially for more moderate internet users."
Founded in 2011, FreedomPop is America's new telecoms company backed by Mangrove Capital, DCM and Skype Founder Niklas Zennstom's Atomico. Its aim is to provide disruptive Internet services ensuring that no one is left off the "connected grid." FreedomPop launched its free broadband service on Clearwire's 4G network earlier this year and is scheduled to go live with Sprint in early 2013. Visit http://www.FreedomPop.com for more information.
Consumer Watchdog Seeks Senate Hearing on Google's Questionable Tax Policy
SANTA MONICA, Calif., Dec. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumer Watchdog Wednesday called for a Senate hearing into what they consider Google's "morally bankrupt" tax policies that force taxpayers "to make up for the Internet giant's unwillingness to pay its fair share."
Consumer Watchdog called for the hearing in a letter to Sen. Max Baucus, chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, urging that Google CEO Larry Page and Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt be called "to testify under oath and explain their company's flagrant abuse of the tax code to the detriment of all who play fairly."
"It will be necessary to work with other countries' tax authorities and to amend our tax code to put an end to egregious loopholes that allow cynical exploitation by this generation's Robber Barons," wrote John M. Simpson, the nonpartisan, nonprofit public interest group's Privacy Project director.
Bloomberg News Service this week revealed how Google used dubious tactics dubbed the "Double Irish" and the "Dutch Sandwich" to pay only 3.2 percent in tax on its overseas profits in 2011 even though most of its sales were in countries with tax rates from 26 to 34 percent. Google apparently cut its overall effective tax rate from 28 percent in 2008 to 21 percent in 2011. The combined U.S. and state statutory tax corporate is about 39 percent.
"Google has parked its billions in off-shore accounts and, along with other corporate giants, is lobbying hard for a tax holiday to bring the money back into the United States at deeply discounted rates," wrote Simpson. "What makes Google's activities so reprehensible is its hypocritical assertion of its corporate motto, 'Don't Be Evil.'"
Twonky Beam Now Compatible with Xbox 360 and Roku, Offering a Seamless Multi-Device Video Experience for Both iOS and Android users
Free App Lets Users Stream Online Videos from Smartphones and Tablets to Virtually Any Connected Living Room Device
SAN DIEGO, Dec. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- PacketVideo today announced that the company's Twonky Beam product, a free app that lets users discover and transfer online video content from a tablet or mobile device to a television with the touch of a button, now works with the Xbox 360 game console and Roku streaming players. With the addition of these popular products to the existing lineup of devices that support Twonky Beam, including Apple TV, AT&T U-verse, multiple models of connected televisions, and legacy DLNA devices, Twonky Beam now works with well over 90% of connected living room media devices.
Twonky Beam enables users to easily "beam" online and personal video content from a PC, Android or iOS device to the living room with the simple press of a button. Unlike proprietary solutions that only work within a closed environment, Twonky technology is an open solution that works across brands, operating systems and industry standards to bridge the gap between mobile devices and the living room.
"Twonky Beam offers the best of both worlds for today's connected consumer. Tablet and mobile devices have become enormously popular for the discovery and consumption of video content, and that trend shows no sign of slowing down," said Jerome Rota, Senior Vice President of Consumer Products and Services at Packet Video. "We believe that the so-called 'second screen' will soon become the hub of the consumer media experience, but we also know that video content is best enjoyed in the living room on the big screen. With Twonky Beam, anyone can discover and access content on a tablet or smartphone and then seamlessly enjoy that content on the television through great products like the Xbox 360, Roku and Apple TV."
Twonky Beam is part of Packet Video's full suite of connected home products, which includes the flagship Twonky Server software. Twonky Beam is available as a free download from the Apple App Store or Google Play. For more information on Packet Video products and solutions, visit http://www.packetvideo.com.
Founded in 1998, PacketVideo is the software pioneer powering the world's leading multimedia services on millions of home and mobile devices. For more information, visit http://www.pv.com. Twonky (http://www.twonky.com) is PV's line of consumer software.
Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements: This press release contains "forward-looking statements" for purposes of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 that involve risks and uncertainties. There can be no assurances that forward-looking statements will be achieved, and actual events or results could differ materially from the events or results predicted by such statements. Important factors that could cause actual events or results to differ materially are discussed in greater detail in the filings of NTT DOCOMO with the Securities and Exchange Commission. All such documents are available through the SEC's website at http://www.sec.gov. PacketVideo makes no commitment to update any forward-looking statements in order to reflect subsequent changes in events or circumstances except as may be required pursuant to applicable law.
Xbox owners will now be able to access CNET's full range of extended TV reviews, as
well as live streaming of product launches and other tutorials. In addition to standard
content, Xbox Live users will have exclusive access to special reviews, whilst also being
able to control their viewing using the voice and gesture capabilities on their Kinect
CNET General Manager Mark Larkin enthused over his company's developments, whilst also
hinting at future innovations, stating, "We're programming for every possible screen -
from the smartphone to the television - with video increasingly at the heart of everything
we do." Windows Phone users will also have access to Xbox-related content, via the partner
The new device will allow both public and private law enforcement agencies across the
US to implement a real-time fingerprint scanning solution, delivering real-time results
after cross-checking them against the national database. Recent changes to the law have
meant that all agencies are now required to switch from the traditional paper-based print
scans, and Mace hope that their revolutionary new device can take advantage of this new
Not only will paper/ink scans be made obsolete, the XPrint also removes the need for
the involvement of other technology hardware, with storage, scanning and searching all
accessed directly through the device.
The device will be available in a variety of retailers across the US and Australia
from mid-December, although potential purchasers from the UK and Europe will be forced to
use the exclusive online outlet. In addition to the latest product availability
announcement, Microsoft has also noted its intention to convert a number of temporary
holiday stores into permanent locations, following on from a successful Thanksgiving sales
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Industry's Smallest Bipolar, Beyond-the-Rails ADCs from Maxim Integrated Have an Internal Reference and Save Designers at Least 88% Board Space
Maxim's highly integrated 16-bit ADCs offer lower power and high integration for precision measurement applications.
SAN JOSE, Calif., Dec. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. (NASDAQ: MXIM) today announced that it is now shipping the MAX11166 and MAX11167, the industry's smallest bipolar +/-5V, 16-bit analog-to-digital converters (ADCs). Available in a tiny 9mm(2) package, the MAX11166 and MAX11167 are the only 12-pin 16-bit bipolar ADCs to integrate an internal reference with buffer, saving cost and at least 88% board space over competing solutions. These highly integrated ADCs feature Beyond-the-Rails(TM) technology, which supports +/-5V input signal from a single positive 5V rail. This technology eliminates the need for negative power supplies and simplifies designs. At 19.5mW, 500ksps, and 1uA in shutdown mode, the ADCs are applicable for precision measurement data acquisition systems (DASs), industrial/process control, medical instrumentation, and automatic test equipment (ATE).
The MAX11166 and MAX11167 communicate using an SPI-compatible serial interface at 2.5V, 3V, 3.3V, or 5V logic levels and have sample rates of 500ksps and 250ksps, respectively. The serial interface can be used to daisy-chain multiple ADCs for multichannel simultaneous-sampling applications; it also provides a "busy" indicator option for simplified system synchronization and timing. Maxim's proprietary input-charge-pump architecture allows direct sampling of high-impedance sources, eliminating the need for external analog buffers to drive the ADC inputs in some applications.
-- High integration: industry's smallest (9mm(2)) package, 16-bit ADCs with
integrated reference with buffer and +/-5V true bipolar measurement
above and below ground using Beyond-the-Rails technology
-- Excellent analog performance: 92.6dB SNR supports wide-dynamic-range
applications with best-in-class linearity (typically +/-0.5 LSB INL,
+/-0.2 LSB DNL) allows precise measurements at half the power of nearest
-- Ease of design: integrated precision voltage reference with reference
buffer and high-impedance input saves power and space
-- "Maxim is the only company to offer an internal reference in a tiny
16-bit bipolar ADC," said Martin Mason, Executive Director of ADC
Business Management at Maxim Integrated. "By integrating the reference
and offering bipolar inputs in a tiny part, engineers save the power,
space, and cost of doing this externally."
-- "Previously, engineers had to measure a true bipolar signal with a good
amount of external circuitry," said Susie Inouye, Research Director at
Databeans. "The MAX11166 and MAX11167 family offers a great combination
of small size and wide input range, and the internal reference lets
engineers simplify their designs."
Availability, Temperature, and Pricing
-- Available in a robust 12-pin package (3mm x 3mm TDFN), +/-5V input,
250ksps and 500ksps options
-- Specified over the -40 degrees C to +85 degrees C temperature range
-- Pricing starts at $16.07 (1000-up, FOB USA)
The 18-bit extended resolution versions of these parts are slated for introduction in the first half of 2013.
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About Maxim Integrated
At Maxim Integrated, we put analog together in a way that sets our customers apart. In Fiscal 2012, we reported revenues of $2.4 billion.
Beyond-the-Rails is a trademark of Maxim Integrated Products, Inc.
Vivante Goes Mainstream with OpenCL(TM) Computer Vision Products for Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) Applications
Multi-core GPU Compute increases automotive safety with optimized vision algorithms for active safety monitoring, situational awareness, object detection/recognition, and collision avoidance (CAS).
SUNNYVALE, Calif., Dec. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Vivante Corporation, a world-wide leader in graphics and compute technologies, today announced its cores have been widely adopted to power the next generation ADAS Computer Vision applications from top tier automotive OEMs. ADAS is a term that describes the latest electronic technologies found in automobiles that focus on increasing safety for occupants, pedestrians, and surrounding vehicles. These safety technologies use sensor fusion to combine inputs from cameras, sensors, GPS, RADAR, and IR to create "intelligent" cars that are very aware of their surroundings. These real time systems continuously monitor, predict, and try to prevent accidents. Automobiles from Acura, BMW, Ford, GM, Mercedes, and Volvo have safety packages that include different forms of ADAS.
What the automotive industry is saying about ADAS and OpenCL(TM)
"We definitely see OpenCL gaining momentum as the industry emphasizes safety, features, and convenience," said Dan Loop, Freescale Semiconductor i.MX Automotive Product Marketing. "One reason for this rapid adoption of new safety features is the traction OpenCL is getting from OEMs and developers. The programmability and speed-up of some critical computer vision algorithms on the GPGPU provide significant performance gains and power savings over DSPs and CPUs. Using the OpenCL solution available in the i.MX 6 platform, our customers optimize their algorithms for hybrid systems to take full advantage of the GPU as well as the CPU."
In a publication from research firm ABI Research, they report "this year , global ADAS market value should approach $10 billion, growing to an impressive $130 billion in 2016."(1)
Two reports from Research and Markets about ADAS state "recent growth in installations of ADAS is set to accelerate and provide opportunities for those innovative suppliers participating."(2) A second report focusing on the EU market mentions "Moving ADAS from niche to mass market: Europe is witnessing a surge in the availability of ADAS, reflecting the joint efforts of the automotive industry and European governments to improve safety and enhance driver comfort."(3)
Another industry report(4) concludes that factors supporting ADAS are "Inclusion of ADAS in new car safety assessments ... by Euro NCAP and NHTSA", "EC legislation requiring fitment of ADAS in trucks and buses will come into force at the end of 2012 and private cars are expected to follow", and "vehicle manufacturers are continuing to reduce system prices and migrate ADAS availability to mass market models."
The Vivante ADAS OpenCL(TM) Solution
Vivante's second generation fully programmable ScalarMorphic(TM) architecture processes thousands of concurrent threads to achieve gigaflops (GFLOPS) of high precision, real-time computational performance. OpenCL ADAS calculations leverage parallel GPU SIMD engines to boost computation density by performing massively parallel data processing on multiple data streams simultaneously. Vivante GPGPU solutions are built around the just released OpenCL 1.2 Full Profile specification that enables refinement of the most important parallel algorithms.
For certain classes of problems, the GPU is far more computationally and power efficient than other SIMD vector processors with a similar number of functional units. The GPGPU paradigm shines on "embarrassingly data parallel" problems, which are ubiquitous in Computer Vision applications like ADAS. More specifically, computations requiring heavy use of floating-point arithmetic and/or image warping and resampling will see significant benefits.
As part of the heterogeneous ADAS architecture in the Freescale i.MX 6 automotive grade applications processor, Vivante cores process incoming data streams from cameras and other sensors to accelerate the parallel portions of CV algorithms. Typical ADAS computations that see significant speed-up on the GPU include SURF, SIFT, Hough Transform, Canny or Sobel edge detectors, HOGS (Histogram of Oriented Gradients), Integral Image, and point cloud processing. These algorithms can also be used in other areas ranging from Eye Tracking, Face and Gesture Recognition Natural User Interfaces, classical Computer Vision, and advanced image processing for CE, Industrial, and Mil-Aero products.
"OpenCL on the GPU has now become a fundamental part of the latest heterogeneous compute architectures. ADAS is one key area where the jump from GPU research exercise to real world implementation has been made. We are proud to partner with Freescale's automotive team to bring leading safety and computer vision features to the next generation of cars," said Wei-Jin Dai, President and CEO of Vivante.
About Vivante Corporation
Vivante Corporation, a leader in multi-core GPU, OpenCL(TM), and 2D Composition IP solutions, provides the highest performance and lowest power characteristics across a range of Khronos(TM) and Microsoft API conformant standards based on its ScalarMorphic(TM) architecture. Vivante GPUs are integrated into customer silicon solutions in mass market products including smartphones, tablets, HDTVs, consumer electronics and embedded devices, running thousands of graphics applications across multiple operating systems and software platforms. Vivante is a privately held company incorporated and headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, with R&D centers in Sunnyvale and China. For more information, visit http://www.vivantecorp.com.
Vivante and the Vivante logo are trademarks of Vivante. OpenCL is trademark of Apple Inc. used under license to the Khronos Group Inc. All other product or service names are the property of their respective owners.
Windows 8 Blu-ray Player Facilitates Playing Fantastic Blu-ray Films
BEIJING, Dec. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The brand new Windows 8 has recently been released, which hit a new record on Windows operating systems. With functional features and a friendly UI, Windows 8 provides you a comfy experience on the PC. Yet with the mighty Windows 8, the PC still fails to play Blu-ray discs directly. Nevertheless, the renowned Macgo Inc. has released a fantastic Window 8 Blu-ray Player to fit this bill.
The amazing Window 8 Blu-ray Player is able to play Blu-ray discs and Blu-ray ISO on popular Windows platforms, especially on Window 8, in a successful way. Apart from the Blu-ray format, it can also support other media formats, including DVD, VCD, MOV, MKV, AVI, FLV, WMV, MP4, MPEG, RMVB, MP3, WMA, AAC, AC3, and more. This Blu-ray player software recognizes Blu-ray devices automatically and is easy to use. Therefore, you can make it the default player on your computer.
What's more, it connects easily to social network. You can share your reviews or comment on Facebook or Twitter directly only by clicking on the "Share" button. With 1080p and DTS audio system supported, it will give you a great Blu-ray audiovisual experience on Windows 8. In time, updates and considerate after-sales service guarantee safety and convenience. Currently, to celebrate the upcoming Christmas holiday, there is a big discount for the Windows 8 Blu-ray Player.
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Macgo International Limited has over ten years' experience in video conversion and has developed many video conversion tools with advanced technology. During this time Macgo has established itself as the innovative leader in video conversion technology by pioneering more performance enhancing technology. For more details about Macgo, please visit: http://www.macblurayplayer.com
ProjectSpeaker's New Speaker Management Platform Designed to Save Meeting and Conference Planners Time and Resources
Cloud-based technology company dedicated to providing planners with highly efficient solutions
OTTAWA, Ontario, Dec. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- ProjectSpeaker Inc. (http://www.projectspeaker.com), a cloud-based technology company, has launched its speaker management platform to save conference and meeting planners' time and resources. Planners can search our speaker database of complete profiles, manage events and sessions and engage directly with speakers and/or their representatives through our internal communication channel.
Conference and meeting planners consistently identify the process of finding the ideal professional speaker as their most resource-intensive task in planning an event.
With over 300 speaker bureaus and over 2,000,000 "professional speaker" search results on Google, the process of locating the ideal speaker and managing the engagement process is daunting. With ProjectSpeaker, planners are now able to create unlimited events and sessions, assign and review speakers and engage them directly to streamline the entire process.
ProjectSpeaker is free for both planners and speakers. It features an innovative business model in which we partner with conference industry suppliers to bid on their services in response to planners' requests. ProjectSpeaker shares in the revenue generated.
ProjectSpeaker was founded by Pierre Bisaillon, CEO. He created this technology company to deliver new efficiency to planners. These are profound and significant improvements in an industry which has seen relatively little change over the past 75 years.
SteamLite Declares Special Offers to Reward its Loyal E-Cig Customers This Christmas
LONDON, December 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
Announces up to 25% OFF this Christmas on SteamLite Electronic Cigarette Website to
say Thank You!
To say thank you to loyal long-term customers Steamlite have introduced 25% off on all
orders placed during this month. Steamlite has always been known for its quality products
at affordable prices amongst buyers. Steamlite kits are sold nearly half the price of some
other giants in the industry with none or little difference in the packaging, but quality
has never been compromised. The 25% off have put the prices even cheaper for customers who
want to get the product to gift it to a friend or relative. Get your discounts on http://www.steamlite.co.uk [http://www.steamlite.co.uk. ].
Electronic cigarettes have become one of the best Christmas gifts in the last 3-4
years. E-cigs have lots of advantages over normal, traditional cigarettes and it's a
little difficult to predict but E-cigarette companies are looking at a future which will
put the normal tobacco items out of the market. SteamLite have seen thousands of smokers
switch to the Steamlite product and never gone back to traditional items. This is a gentle
way for SteamLite to say thank you very much to the customers who have put their trust in
the company and its products.
Also, SteamLite have just introduced new rechargeable E-cigars which give nearly
800-900 puffs per cartomizer, which is around 60-70 normal cigarettes. This new E-cigar
kit will cost around GBP19.99 but comes with one 1200 mAh rechargeable battery and three
added cartomizers with gold cigar flavor in the box. The E-cigar just looks and feels like
a normal cigar but works around 70% cheaper than real ones. SteamLite have decided to give
away 500 units free of charge to their long-term loyal customers this year as Christmas
gifts; to check the product click here [http://www.steamlite.co.uk/steamlite-e-cigar.html
SteamLite is one of the fastest-growing E-cigarette companies worldwide. Steamlite
operates in the United Kingdom, USA, most European countries, India and some other Asian
countries as well. This Christmas SteamLite wants to say thank you to all loyal customers
by giving a 25% discount on all orders placed during the month. E-cig is one of the best
Christmas gifts for relatives and friends who are looking for an alternative to
traditional cigarettes. SteamLite have introduced the new E-cigar as a Christmas gift and
are giving away nearly 500 units to long-term customers. Check SteamLite product YouTube
video here [http://www.youtube.com/watch?vNby-aFoWlk ].
SteamLite is a well-known name among the E-cig community. Started from a small room,
now it is operating in more than 12 different nations including United Kingdom, Ireland,
most of Europe, United States and some Asian countries including India. SteamLite is
growing very fast and also retaining long-term customers.
FANDANGO LAUNCHES "THE FRONTRUNNERS" ON WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 12, AS THE FIRST OF SEVERAL ORIGINAL VIDEO SERIES
Timed to Awards Season and Hosted By Fandango's Chief Correspondent and Movie Expert Dave Karger, The Weekly Series Offers Predictions, Commentary, and Unique Interviews with Front-running A-Listers Including Ben Affleck, Amy Adams, Richard Gere and Keira Knightley
Series Will Live on Fandango's "Awards Watch" Destination and Offer Ticketing Opportunities for the Nominated Films
LOS ANGELES, Dec. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Fandango, the nation's leading moviegoer destination, today launched its first original digital video series, "The Frontrunners," hosted by Fandango's Chief Correspondent and one of the nation's leading movie experts, Dave Karger. "The Frontrunners," which will cover the latest news and commentary around awards season, is the first of several original video series to be unveiled in the coming months and is part of Fandango's new strategy of providing moviegoers with a complete entertainment experience around their movie night out. The first three episodes are available for viewing now on the site's "Awards Watch" destination at Fandango.com/AwardsWatch, a one-stop awards season hub.
"The Frontrunners video series is a great example of our commitment to creating high quality entertainment content for Fandango, further enhancing the movie-going experience for fans everywhere," said Paul Yanover, President of Fandango. "'I'm excited that Dave Karger will be hosting our first show and know that our audiences will enjoy Dave's expert insight and fresh take on this year's hottest movies."
New episodes of "The Frontrunners" (fandango.com/thefrontrunners) will air weekly through the Academy Awards on February 24. Karger will fill shows with exclusive interviews with A-listers in award contention including Richard Gere ('Arbitrage'), Amy Adams ('The Master'), Ewan McGregor ('The Impossible'), Hugh Jackman ('Les Miserables'), Ben Affleck ('Argo') and Keira Knightley ('Anna Karenina'), as well as offer up his award predictions, day-of-nomination reactions, and Hollywood buzz. The site will also offer ticketing opportunities for the nominated films.
"Since I was a little kid I have been fascinated by the Oscars, so to develop an entire series about Hollywood's awards season has been a dream come true," said Karger. "I hope that 'The Frontrunners' gives Fandango's movie fans an insider's look at what inspires the incredibly talented performers and filmmakers who are at the center of the conversation."
On Fandango's "Awards Watch" destination, movie fans can share in the awards season excitement by offering their own opinions and predictions, as well as participating in surveys on who they think deserves to take home the gold, the award season's biggest snubs and surprises, and more. "Awards Watch" will also feature a printable Oscar ballot for tallying votes at Oscar viewing parties, weekly polls, red carpet coverage, videos and photo galleries, and a full list of Oscar winners dating back to the first ceremony.
Dave Karger, who recently joined Fandango as the company's Chief Correspondent, is a 17-year movie industry veteran. He most recently was a senior writer for Entertainment Weekly magazine and has served as the Academy's official Red Carpet Greeter for the 2011 and 2012 Oscars. He is frequently a guest correspondent for national entertainment and news shows, including Access Hollywood and TODAY. While at EW, Karger wrote more than 50 cover stories on Hollywood's A-list celebrities including George Clooney, Angelina Jolie, Johnny Depp, Kate Winslet, Denzel Washington, Charlize Theron, Halle Berry, Will Smith, Elton John, Kelly Clarkson, and Carrie Underwood.
Fandango, the nation's leading moviegoer destination, sells tickets to more than 20,000 screens nationwide. Fandango entertains and informs consumers with reviews, commentary, celebrity interviews and trailers, and offers the ability to quickly select a film, plan where and when to see it, and conveniently buy tickets in advance. At many theaters, fans can print their tickets at home or receive them as a paperless Mobile Ticket on their smartphones.
Fandango is available online at http://www.fandango.com, via smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices, and at 1-800-FANDANGO. Fandango's top-ranking movie ticketing apps, with nearly 30 million downloads, are available on the iPhone and iPad, Android, BlackBerry, Windows Phone 7 and many other platforms. Fandango is enjoyed by more than 41 million online and mobile visitors per month. Film fans find Fandango on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/fandango and on Twitter @Fandango.
Google Debuts What Portland, Oregon Searched For In 2012
List shows Portland Public Schools and OnPoint Community Credit Union ranked in the "Top Ten" most searched terms in Portland, Oregon
PORTLAND, Ore., Dec. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Portland showed its passion for community and local restaurants today as Google released the top ten most popular searched terms in Portland. As part of Google's 12(th) annual Year-End Zeitgeist, it is an annual "spirit of the times" that showcases the businesses, places, and topics that captured Seattle's attention this year.
The following terms make up Google's Portland top ten searched list:
1. Portland Public Schools
2. Craigslist Portland
3. LA Fitness Portland
5. Olympics 2012
6. Easter 2012
7. OnPoint Community Credit Union
8. iPhone 5
9. Mother's Day 2012
10. Mega Millions
"As a search engine we are always curious as to what the people look for the most when surfing the Web," said Darcy Nothnagle, Google's public affairs director, western region. "Releasing the top ten searched terms in Portland showcases the topics and trends that were the most culturally relevant to Portland residents in 2012."
The following terms make up Google's national top ten searched list:
1. Whitney Houston
2. Hurricane Sandy
3. Election 2012
4. Hunger Games
5. Jeremy Lin
6. Olympics 2012
7. Amanda Todd
8. Gangnam Style
9. Michael Clarke Duncan
10. Kony 2012
The searched terms come from local IP addresses searched on Google.com which are then ranked in order by volume of searches. Every year Google highlights the top ten most searched terms in most major metropolitan cities across the United States.
For the first time this year Google also looked at the top 10 most searched restaurants on Zagat in Portland, Ore. The list is headed by Pok Pok, Le Pigeon, Castagna, and Portland City Grill.
To learn more about Google's Portland top ten list and the Zagat top ten list for Portland, visit 2012 Zeitgeist site.
CONTACT: Darcy Nothnagle, Google, Public Affairs Director, Western Region, +1-206-486-4311, Work, +1-206-687-5788, Mobile, firstname.lastname@example.org
Tis The Season To Procrastinate--ShopAtHome.com Shares Tips For Last-Minute Holiday Shoppers
With 12 days until Christmas, savvy shoppers find top savings on the holiday's best gifts
DENVER, Dec. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- ShopAtHome.com, the largest coupon search engine that connects upwards of 12 million consumers each month to the best deals and cash back savings, today unveiled its online shopping tips for the procrastinator in all of us. With only 12 shopping days remaining until Christmas and Free Shipping Day fast approaching on December 17, there are still numerous ways for shoppers to find substantial savings during the hustle-and-bustle of the holiday shopping season.
"Consumers want to maximize their savings, especially during the holidays," said Marc Braunstein, founder and CEO, ShopAtHome.com. "And, even procrastinators can still find great savings with faster order processing time and shipping options - shoppers can buy online even later and still have gifts arrive in time for the holidays. At ShopAtHome.com, we aim to help online shoppers yield the most savings at checkout with our Cash Back rewards and coupons when they buy online and pick-up in-store."
For those last-minute shoppers who are seeking ways to save both money and time during the last 12 days of Christmas, ShopAtHome.com offers the following tips:
-- Buy Online, Pick Up In-Store--Take advantage of online coupons and Cash
Back savings by avoiding the inevitable long lines in stores. Many
merchants such as Toys "R" Us offer this option through Christmas Eve.
-- eGift cards arrive almost instantaneously--Add a little something extra
or grab gifts for those that may have slipped your mind with an eGift
card. This is a great last-minute option that won't come with a hefty
last-minute shipping price tag. Also, consider gifts that keep on
giving such as Wine.com and Omaha Steaks monthly gift packages. You can
notify the recipient via email of their gift and they can select when to
-- Stack Deals--Check and see if a merchant allows you to combine a store
coupon with a manufacturer's coupon. The end result will likely yield
deep savings. Be sure to look for Cash Back rewards to stretch your
money even further this holiday season.
-- Mobilize your shopping--Browse on-the-go with your smartphone for easy
access to savings and deals. Use mobile apps like ShopAtHome.com and
simply browse by store to uncover coupon codes, daily deals and
automatic Cash Back rewards. If you decide to select an in-store
pick-up option for shipping, then you can still take advantage of Cash
Back savings even while browsing in store.
-- Relax, there's time--Many retailers are extending their deadlines so
your gifts arrive by Christmas. You can shop even later with in-store
pick-up and avoid express shipping fees - most stores offer this service
for free. To ensure your gifts arrive in time:
-- Toys "R" Us: Purchase by Friday, December 21 and choose Express
Shipping for most items; Order by 2:00 pm on December 24 for
same-day in-store pick-up
-- Sears: Purchase by Saturday, December 22 and choose Express Shipping
for most items; Choose same-day in-store pick-up and allow at least
2 hours for processing
-- Apple: Order by Saturday, December 22 and choose Express Shipping
-- Walmart: Order by Friday, December 21 and choose Express Shipping;
Choose same-day in-store pick-up and allow 4 hours for processing
With over 18,000 retailers and a 110 percent Cash Back guarantee, ShopAtHome.com delivers the most effective shopping experience by combining all savings tools in one online destination. ShopAtHome.com differentiates itself from other coupon sites with its cash back incentives - bringing together the top online coupons plus additional cash back sent directly to their members' free ShopAtHome.com accounts.
Don't forget to join our Facebook community and follow us on Twitter!
Founded in 1986 by husband-and-wife team Marc and Claudia Braunstein, ShopAtHome.com is the web's largest provider of online coupons, Cash Back rewards and printable grocery and restaurant coupons. The only destination integrating the best discounts from coupons, deals and Cash Back, the site has evolved from its early roots as the 'Catalog of Catalogs'. Throughout this transformation, the company has kept the same goal - helping improve the shopping experience for millions of shoppers. As a true coupon powerhouse, ShopAtHome.com aims to provide the most savings to consumers whether they're shopping at the grocery store or at their favorite online retailer. For more information visit http://www.ShopAtHome.com.
New technology connects members to flybuys offers and content; rewarding members with flybuys points for online searches
AUSTIN, Texas, Dec. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- flybuys, the leading Australian loyalty program, owned by Coles Supermarkets, announced today that is has partnered with Yahoo7 and rewards technology leader Rakuten Loyalty to unveil a revolutionary rewards acceleration browser app for its members. The flybuys Toolbar connects members to flybuys content and exclusive offers while also rewarding members with flybuys points for their online search activity.
Members download the browser app to their computer and are instantly connected to exclusive flybuys offers, redemption deals, and their flybuys points balance, regardless of where they are on the web. When a member searches the web, they are credited with flybuys points, adding a new and engaging opportunity to earn additional flybuys points.
The flybuys Toolbar is the first-of-its-kind in the Australian market and is expected to help Coles increase the number of members in its flybuys program while also better engaging members and accelerating the pace at which they earn flybuys points. "We're very excited to be partnering with Rakuten Loyalty as the flybuys Toolbar is another innovative way for our members to earn points," said Roger Sniezek, General Manager of flybuys. "Millions of our members interact with us digitally so we're sure that this will have great appeal."
For Rakuten Loyalty, the Coles partnership is the latest in a series of successful collaborations with leading international loyalty programs. "Our rewards acceleration technology is winning fans across the globe as we continue to help expand the digital ecosystems these programs seek to develop. By focusing on core mechanics for building a rewarding loyalty currency - frequency, velocity of earn, and ubiquity, The Rakuten Loyalty Platform is setting the standard for loyalty innovation worldwide," said Michael Jaconi, CEO of Rakuten Loyalty. "The Coles leadership is some of the best minds in loyalty and we are thrilled to announce this technology as a first step in what will become a powerful partnership for both companies."
About Rakuten Loyalty
Rakuten Loyalty, one of the fastest growing technology companies in Boston, specializes in building cloud-based technology that enables major loyalty programs worldwide to monetize and reward their members for their everyday online activity. The Rakuten Loyalty team develops award-winning, revolutionary rewards technology that accelerates the rate at which members earn and gives our clients scientifically proven mechanics that foster greater loyalty from their members. Rakuten Loyalty is a wholly owned subsidiary of Rakuten (JASDAQ: 4755).
Rakuten, Inc. (JASDAQ:4755), is one of the world's leading Internet service companies, providing a variety of consumer- and business-focused services including e-commerce, e-reading, travel, banking, securities, credit card, e-money, portal and media, online marketing and professional sports. Selected by Forbes as 7(th) in the World's Most Innovative Companies of 2012, Rakuten is expanding globally and currently has operations throughout Asia, Western Europe, and the Americas. Founded in 1997, Rakuten is headquartered in Tokyo, with over 10,000 staff worldwide. For more information, visit http://global.rakuten.com/corp/.
SOURCE Rakuten Loyalty
CONTACT: Tom Guenette, Director of Marketing & Public Relations, Rakuten Loyalty, +1-617-502-8935, email@example.com
TripIt Announces New Way to Share Travel Plans on LinkedIn
SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- TripIt,the leading mobile travel organizer fromConcur (Nasdaq: CNQR), today announced travelers can now share trips on LinkedIn in the main network update stream, making it even easier to coordinate plans or get suggestions from business connections.
"Sharing trip plans on LinkedIn is an easy way to make the most of your time visiting a particular city," says Nancy Ramamurthi, Vice President of Product Management and Marketing for TripIt. "Whether it's a meeting invitation or restaurant recommendation, TripIt and LinkedIn can uncover opportunities you may not have otherwise thought of."
To get started, TripIt users can click here to connect their accounts or simply learn more.
LinkedIn has remained one of the most popular ways for TripIt users to share trip plans, since TripIt's original MyTravel LinkedIn app launched in 2008. It's also a favorite social media destination among users. In fact, a recent TripIt survey* found that more frequent travelers regularly visit LinkedIn than Twitter or Google+. Of the travelers surveyed, 53% visit LinkedIn at least weekly, 37% visit Twitter at least weekly, and 24% visit Google+ at least weekly.
TripIt also makes it easy to automatically share trip plans on Facebook, Salesforce Chatter, Yammer, and privately via email with the click of a button. Sharing must be initiated by the individual traveler, and can be turned off anytime, as well as by making an itinerary private.
To learn more about how TripIt creates a master itinerary for free when a traveler sends their travel confirmations to firstname.lastname@example.org, visit http://tripit.com.
*For information about TripIt's survey methodology, please contact email@example.com.
TripIt®, the leading mobile travel organizer from Concur® (Nasdaq: CNQR), makes it easy for millions of travelers to organize and share their trips. Simply forward confirmation emails from anywhere you book to firstname.lastname@example.org and TripIt automagically creates one simple, smart itinerary to access on a smartphone, calendar, or anywhere online. For even greater peace of mind while traveling, TripIt Pro acts like a personal travel assistant that keeps travelers in the know regarding flight status, alternate flights, and more; tracks all frequent traveler points in one place; and monitors eligible flights for fare refunds. TripIt for Business is an easier way for companies to organize office travel; keep track of who's traveling when and where, and whether travel dollars are being spent wisely. For more information, please visit http://www.tripit.com and follow @TripIt at http://twitter.com/tripit.
Concur is a leading provider of integrated travel and expense management solutions. Concur's easy-to-use Web-based and mobile solutions help companies and their employees control costs and save time. Concur Connect is the platform that enables the entire travel and expense ecosystem of customers, suppliers, and solution partners to access and extend Concur's T&E cloud. Concur's systems adapt to individual employee preferences and scale to meet the needs of companies from small to large. Learn more at http://www.concur.com or the Concur blog.
CONTACT: Amy Jackson, Director of Public Relations, TripIt ?and Concur Traveler Services, +1-415-401-1152, email@example.com
AUDI AG Launches All-new Driving Technology Simulation Game to Celebrate their 3rd Anniversary on PlayStation
LONDON, December 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
Today AUDI AG, the first automotive manufacturer to release a space in PlayStation(R
)Home are now taking their partnership to the next level with the launch of an all-new
driving technology simulation game.
The game focuses on three core AUDI AG technologies: Quattro; Transmission; and Ultra.
Players learn about these different AUDI AG technologies by racing a concept car made
specifically for the game on 3 unique tracks. Each track offers a number of challenges and
to complete them the player must modify their car with a selection of AUDI AG Technologies
enabling them to win Gold, Silver or Bronze on each track and challenge combination.
The AUDI AG Space in PlayStation(R)Home was conceived as a space for gamers to meet
up, hang out, and experience the world of AUDI AG. It's a living, breathing AUDI AG world
featuring AUDI AGtv and a calendar of content from virtual lectures on AUDI AG
announcements, product launches, VIP events to mini-games and interactive objects all
released throughout 2009-2012.
3 years later AUDI AG have become an established presence and games publisher of note
for the platform, admired by the community for their content and level of innovation. As
of 12th December 2012 AUDI AG have had over 15m games played by over 3m users with an
average user engagement of 10 minutes per session.
Roland Hoepting, the Project Manager for videogames and virtual worlds at AUDI AG
explained, "As a brand, AUDI AG saw great value and potential in the experiences and level
of interaction the world of gaming affords. PlayStation(R)Home gives AUDI AG the perfect
environment to connect with gamers in an unexpected way. The numbers and reaction we've
had from the PlayStation(R)Home audience speak for themselves."
Kirk Ewing, Creative Director at VEEMEE explained, "AUDI AG have succeeded where
others have failed in integrating brands into games. They've started with the audience -
gamers - and worked backwards to understand what's meaningful to them in a games context
to present AUDI AG's brand and technologies in an entertaining but also educational way.
It's fair to say AUDI AG have become a trusted brand in PlayStation(R)Home and have won
fans who've voted with their thumbs because of it!"
Caspar Thykier, Managing Director of VEEMEE concluded, "As a former ad-man I know how
difficult it is for a brand to try and credibly become a content provider and reach the
all important 18-35 year old demographic. But the AUDI AG PlayStation(R)Home case study
shows how a brand can effectively connect with new consumers and deliver fantastic
results. What brand wouldn't want to achieve 75 years of consumer engagement in 3 years,
as AUDI AG have in PlayStation(R)Home."
The new AUDI Technology Experience simulation launches in PlayStation(R)Home on
Wednesday 12th December 2012.
To watch the Audi Technology Experience trailer click here:
- AUDI AG celebrates its 3rd year since opening its doors in PlayStation(R
)Home on 17th December 2009 with the launch of its all-new driving technology
- AUDI AG reaches milestone of 15m games played in the AUDI AGo Terminal in
PlayStation(R)Home by 3m users with an average user engagement of 10 minutes per
- Users of the AUDI AG space have clocked up an incredible combined 73 1/2 years
of continuous game play of AUDI AG games in PlayStation(R)Home.
VEEMEE brings together expertise in both marketing and console gaming under one roof
through its founding partners Caspar Thykier and Kirk Ewing.
VEEMEE is a creator of branded and original content for games platforms and virtual
worlds, with offices in Edinburgh and London.
Alongside AUDI AG, VEEMEE works with other brand partners in PlayStation(R)Home
including Billabong, Diesel, Wrangler and Universal Music as well as producing its own
PlayStation(R)Home is free to download from any PS3 games console with a broadband
For further information contact Caspar Thykier, CEO of VEEMEE
Expect Labs Uses the Power of Nuance Voice Technology to Enhance Their Anticipatory Computing Engine
In advance of the release of the MindMeld iPad app, Expect Labs bolsters their technology platform with Dragon voice recognition capabilities from Nuance
SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Expect Labs, a San Francisco-based startup focused on developing a technology platform to reinvent how we have conversations, today announced plans to integrate Nuance Communications' voice technology to expand the voice recognition capabilities of their Anticipatory Computing Engine. The Expect Labs Anticipatory Computing Engine is a technology platform designed to analyze and understand conversations in real-time and proactively find related information. It is the underlying platform that powers MindMeld, the intelligent voice and video calling app for the iPad. Leveraging the Dragon Mobile SDK as part of Nuance's NDEV mobile developer program, Expect Labs will be able to extend the voice capabilities of MindMeld across a variety of mobile device platforms.
After two years of development, Expect Labs emerged from stealth mode in September and was selected from among hundreds of companies as a finalist in TechCrunch Disrupt's Startup Battlefield. Since then, Expect Labs has announced the backing of prominent Silicon Valley investors including Google Ventures and Greylock Partners. Expect Labs is developing a new type of computing platform to analyze and model the various streams of data that are generated by the computing devices in our lives. By continuously analyzing signals such as location, voice, and online activity, the Expect Labs platform creates a real-time context model, which can be used to anticipate and filter any information that a user may need. As an initial demonstration of the capabilities of this platform, Expect Labs has built MindMeld, which is the first mobile voice and video calling app that can understand conversations in real-time.
With the growing adoption of smartphones, the past year has witnessed the emergence of a first generation of intelligent mobile applications. With the launch of the Expect Labs Anticipatory Computing Engine, which deploys Nuance's voice capabilities, application intelligence can now be extended well beyond answering questions and simple voice search. Since it is designed to pay attention continuously as you use your device, Expect Labs' technology can bring context-aware intelligence to a wide range of applications related to real-time communication and collaboration. Expect Labs has filed several patents covering its core technology and has pioneered advances in three key areas:
1. Real-Time, Multi-Party Conversation Analysis: The Expect Labs technology
platform is capable of concurrently analyzing audio signals for each
participant in a group conversation in order to understand the key topics
and concepts of the conversation in real-time.
2. Continuous Context Modeling: Based on this understanding of the
conversation, the Expect Labs technology constructs a continuous model
that captures the overall meaning of any conversation as it changes from
second to second.
3. Proactive Information Discovery: Rather than wait for a user to make a
request, the Expect Labs platform leverages its real-time context model
to proactively analyze thousands of pieces of content and data sources
that may potentially contain relevant information. With this approach,
Expect Labs can identify highly relevant pieces of information before a
user needs to make an explicit request.
"We launched NDEV Mobile Platform to inspire mobile developers like Expect Labs to create breakthrough applications with our industry-leading speech recognition platform. MindMeld is a great example of the types of innovative applications that we're seeing across the NDEV program," said Matt Revis, Vice President and General Manager, Dragon Devices, Nuance Mobile.
"The Nuance platform is the gold standard for voice recognition technology," said Timothy Tuttle, CEO of Expect Labs. "We look forward to partnering with them to pioneer this new class of anticipatory computing applications."
About Expect Labs
Expect Labs (http://www.expectlabs.com) is a startup based in San Francisco that is building a technology platform designed to reinvent how we have conversations. Expect Labs is the creator of the iPad app called MindMeld, which is the first voice and video calling app that can actually understand conversations in real-time to make it easy to find and share related information as you talk. Expect Labs was founded in early 2011 by successful, repeat entrepreneurs who have built and sold large-scale Internet businesses. Our team includes PhDs and world-class researchers from places like the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab, Carnegie Mellon University, Bell Labs and HP Labs. The company is backed by some of Silicon Valley's most well-known investors including Google Ventures, Greylock Partners, Bessemer Venture Partners, IDG Ventures, KPG Ventures, Quest Venture Partners and several prominent angels.
About Nuance Communications, Inc.
Nuance Communications, Inc. is a leading provider of voice and language solutions for businesses and consumers around the world. Its technologies, applications and services make the user experience more compelling by transforming the way people interact with devices and systems. Every day, millions of users and thousands of businesses experience Nuance's proven applications. For more information, please visit http://www.nuance.com.
Nuance, Dragon, and the Nuance logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Nuance Communications, Inc. or its subsidiaries in the United States of America and/or other countries. All other company names or product names may be the trademarks of their respective owners.
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Eutelsat Brings "12-12-12" Concert for Hurricane Sandy Relief to Europe from New York's Madison Square Garden
PARIS, December 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
Satellite capacity offered by Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL) will
enable television networks and operators across Europe to broadcast in High Definition the
exceptional 12-12-12 live concert to be held tonight in New York City to aid the victims
of Hurricane Sandy.
The musical line-up performing at the "12-12-12" concert at Madison Square Garden in
New York City includes Bon Jovi, Eric Clapton, Dave Grohl, Billy Joel, Alicia Keys, Chris
Martin, The Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, Eddie Vedder, Roger
Waters, Kanye West, The Who and Paul McCartney. Celebrity presenters will include Chelsea
Clinton, Billy Crystal, Leo DiCaprio, Jake Gyllenhaal, Kristen Stewart and Quentin
The live concert will cross the Atlantic via the EUTELSAT 12 West A satellite
(downlink frequency 12.638 GHz, horizontal polarisation). The Free-to-Air signal will be
received by Telefonica at its facilities in Madrid and reuplinked to the EUTELSAT 9A
satellite (downlink frequency 12.054 GHz, horizontal polarisation) for Direct-to-Home
reception as well as for cable and IP network distribution across Europe.
"12-12-12" will be distributed worldwide to nearly two billion people through
television feeds, radio and online streaming and available to 114 million television
households in the US and to more than 400 million television households internationally
via networks and feeds in North and South America, Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia.
The concert is being produced by James Dolan, Executive Chairman of The Madison Square
Garden Company; John Sykes, President of Clear Channel Entertainment Enterprises; and
Harvey Weinstein, Co-Founder and Chairman of The Weinstein Company.
Every single penny from ticket purchases and donations will go to serve the victims of
Hurricane Sandy through the Robin Hood Relief Fund.
Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL, ISIN code: FR0010221234) is the holding
company of Eutelsat S.A. With capacity commercialised on 30 satellites that provide
coverage across Europe, as well as the Middle East, Africa and significant parts of Asia
and the Americas, Eutelsat is one of the world's three leading satellite operators. As of
30 September 2012 Eutelsat's satellites were broadcasting 4,400 television channels to
over 200 million cable and satellite homes in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The
Group's satellites also serve a wide range of fixed and mobile telecommunications
services, TV contribution markets, corporate networks, and broadband markets for Internet
Service Providers and for transport, maritime and in-flight markets. Eutelsat's broadband
subsidiary, Skylogic, markets and operates high speed Internet services through teleports
in France and Italy that serve consumers, enterprises, local communities, government
agencies and aid organisations in Europe, Africa, Asia and the Americas. Headquartered in
Paris, Eutelsat and its subsidiaries employ just over 750 commercial, technical and
operational professionals. This culturally diverse staff comprises employees from 30
Neurotechnology Launches SkyBiometry Spin-off Company to Deliver SaaS Biometric Identification and Feature Analysis
SkyBiometry Provides a Cloud Platform for Fast, Accurate Biometric Technology, Introduces Face Biometrics Service with Face Detection, Feature Analysis and Identification
VILNIUS, Lithuania, Dec. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- SkyBiometry, a new company providing cloud-based biometric software as a service (SaaS), was officially launched today as a spin-off of Neurotechnology, a trusted provider of high-precision biometric identification, object recognition and computer vision technologies for more than 20 years. In conjunction with the corporate launch, SkyBiometry introduced a free, cloud-based face detection and recognition API based on a facial recognition algorithm from Neurotechnology, the underlying technology behind many commercial facial recognition products around the world. SkyBiometry also offers a range of paid plans and services to help customers rapidly integrate biometric technologies into their products and online services.
SkyBiometry's team of experienced Neurotechnology professionals have from five to 15 years of experience in algorithm research, biometric solution development and consultancy, enabling them to help customers - even those who are new to biometrics - accelerate product development, integration and time to market. The fast, accurate detection and identification technologies can be used for traditional biometric identification systems such as user ID, security and time management as well as new uses in entertainment, games, online marketing, social media and mobile applications.
"With the launch of SkyBiometry we are pleased to provide cloud-based biometric products and services," said Denis Kocetkov, CEO of SkyBiometry. "The flexibility and scalability of the SaaS delivery model, together with trusted and proven computer vision technology, creates unique advantages in helping to solve our customers' business needs."
The rapid growth of cloud technologies is creating opportunities for developers and integrators to deliver better products faster than ever before. Because SkyBiometry's offerings are based on the strong foundation of Neurotechnology's proven biometric technologies, solution providers now have an efficient and cost-effective way to deliver fast, high quality biometric capabilities while providing their customers with the flexibility and scalability that SaaS solutions can provide.
"Some face recognition integrators prefer to implement their solutions as online services instead of implementing them as on-premises end-user applications," said Dr. Algimantas Malickas, CEO of Neurotechnology. "SkyBiometry offers integrators an easy way to use our face recognition technologies in their online service offerings."
The company is making its first offering, the new SkyBiometry face detection and recognition API, available for free. The new API gives developers who are new to biometric face recognition a no-risk opportunity to explore using the technology. It also provides the large group of developers who have invested time and money in creating applications based on the discontinued face.com API to continue their work with a compatible API while taking advantage of the robust SkyBiometry facial identification algorithm.
The SkyBiometry service is accessible via the internet. A user sends an image (digital photograph) to the secure SkyBiometry web server. SkyBiometry processes the image using fast and highly accurate recognition technology and returns the result to the user.
For more information about SkyBiometry, to see a demo or to try the free face detection and recognition API, go to: http://www.skybiometry.com.
SkyBiometry, a spin-off of Neurotechnology, is a provider of cloud-based biometric technologies delivered via software-as-a-service (SaaS). The technology behind SkyBiometry is based on more than 20 years of continuous algorithm research and software development in the areas of biometrics and object recognition. The algorithms used by SkyBiometry are trusted by millions of customers worldwide to provide fast, accurate biometric identification. The SkyBiometry team is comprised of professionals with five to 15 years of experience in algorithm research, biometric solution development and consultancy.
Neurotechnology is a provider of high-precision biometric fingerprint, face, iris, palmprint and voice identification algorithms, object recognition technology and software development products. More than 2500 system integrators, security companies and hardware providers integrate Neurotechnology's algorithms into their products, with millions of customer installations worldwide.
Drawing from years of academic research in the fields of neuroinformatics, image processing and pattern recognition, Neurotechnology was founded in 1990 in Vilnius, Lithuania and released its first fingerprint identification system in 1991. Since that time the company has released more than 80 products and version upgrades for identification and verification of objects and personal identity.
Jennifer Allen Newton
Bluehouse Consulting Group, Inc.
Jennifer (at) bluehousecg (dot) com