New Jersey Virtual Academy Charter School Announces Fall 2012 Opening
New public charter school plans to offer online and blended programs
NEWARK, N.J., April 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- New Jersey Virtual Academy Charter School (NJVACS), a new online public school, announced it will open in the Fall of 2012 and serve students from Newark and across the state. The school will connect students and teachers together using technology, innovative curriculum, and online instruction. The school will provide students throughout New Jersey access to a wide range of courses and academic programs without geographic barriers.
NJVACS, a public charter school approved by the New Jersey Department of Education, will initially serve students in grades K-10 in its first year and add the remaining high school grades in succeeding years. The school also plans to offer blended learning programs - online and face-to-face instruction - at learning centers in Newark and other locations. The school is currently accepting applications to enroll.
"Our board believes strongly in providing high quality public school options to students and choices for families," said Michael Pallante, chair of the NJVACS Board of Directors. "New Jersey Virtual Academy Charter School will offer personalized education programs, through online and blended learning opportunities, so children that need this option can succeed."
NJVACS is governed by an independent, nonprofit school board comprised of a group of community leaders and educators from New Jersey. The board is led by Michael Pallante, an accomplished public school leader in New Jersey. From 1998 to 2010, Mr. Pallante served as the principal of the Robert Treat Academy Charter School, a highly-regarded and successful public charter school in Newark which was recognized in 2008 as a NCLB Blue Ribbon School. Prior to leading Robert Treat Academy, Mr. Pallante served as a teacher, counselor, and principal within the Newark Public Schools for twenty-eight years.
At NJVACS, licensed teachers will provide direct instruction, oversight and support, and regularly interact with students through innovative web-based classes and one-on-one sessions. Students in younger grades will benefit from daily face-to-face support from a learning coach - a parent or legal guardian - to provide guidance as children progress through their individual education plans. Teachers will also lead school activities, field trips, and other academic and school community events.
Students enrolled at NJVACS will participate in the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge and all state-required high school assessment tests.
NJVACS will use the curriculum and school services provided by K12 Inc. (NYSE: LRN), the nation's largest provider of online learning programs in grades K-12. Over 2,000 schools and school districts across the country use K12's courses, assessments, and instructional services in online and blended schools, and traditional classrooms. K12's curriculum and education programs have received numerous honors and awards. Most recently, EdNET Insight named K12 Inc. as a leading provider of online programs to school districts, and the K12 curriculum was named as 2011 top product award winner in District Administration.
"We're excited to use the K12 curriculum at our new online public school," said Mr. Pallante. "K12 has been a leader in online and blended learning for a long time and has developed quality and rigorous education programs that will challenge our students to excel."
The combination of leading data center managed services providers to create a formidable northeast play with over 140,000 SF of available colocation and business continuity space and unified cloud platform
HAWTHORNE, N.Y. and MARLBORO, Mass., April 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Xand and Access Northeast announced today that they have merged to form one of the largest privately held data center companies in the Northeast. The newly combined entity operates facilities in three states, New York, Connecticut and Massachusetts, serving nearly 1,000 customers with colocation, cloud and managed services across the region.
"Xand and Access Northeast both share a strong commitment to providing excellent service and innovative solutions to our customers," said David Struwas, CEO of Xand. "The synergies between our firms will only serve to reinforce this message to the northeast marketplace."
The combination of these two providers will be able to offer regional enterprises a multiple data center service across Massachusetts, Connecticut and New York for better implementation of their strategic business continuity and disaster recovery plans.
"A single customer-centric service provider implementing end-to-end replication, backup and recovery solutions is a very powerful proposition," said Rob Stephenson, Access Northeast's CEO. "Our team is very excited for the Xand merger and is bullish on the prospect of jointly delivering Internet Infrastructure services to businesses of all sizes."
Mr. Stephenson will serve as the Chief Marketing Officer and a member of the Board of Directors in the new entity. He joins Bob DeSantis, CFO, and Mr. Struwas, CEO, to form the core of the new company's management team. Eric Kagan, Access Northeast's current CTO, will also remain with the company in a technical role and as a Board Observer.
Xand was acquired by ABRY Partners in October of 2011. ABRY Partners, a Boston, Mass. private equity investment firm, has made several significant investments in the data center and communications space.
"We believe the combination of Xand and Access Northeast creates an unrivaled regional service platform company intently focused upon the data center triple play - colocation, cloud and managed services," said Brian St. Jean of ABRY Partners. "We look forward to backing the newly formed company with additional resources for expansion and acquisitions."
Founded in 1990, Xand is a highly resilient facilities-based provider of data center infrastructure, colocation, private cloud and business continuity services. Xand specializes in fully managed solutions including application and server hosting, data storage, systems engineering, network operations, Internet connectivity, and business continuity workspace. Its pristine, state-of-the-art data center is headquartered in Westchester County, NY, 30 miles north of NYC. Xand supplies and maintains the best-in-class infrastructure, engineering expertise, and customer service needed to deliver superior performance, availability and security for mission-critical business solutions.
About Access Northeast:
Access Northeast is one of the largest privately held data center managed services providers in New England. For more than 13 years, Access Northeast has designed, built and managed IT Infrastructure services which allow enterprises to maximize their critical application performance and availability. These solutions include Parthenon Cloud(TM), colocation, enterprise hosting, disaster recovery and WAN connectivity.
Founded in 1989, ABRY is one of the most experienced and successful media, communications, and business information services sector-focused private equity investment firms in North America. ABRY has completed over $27 billion of transactions, representing investments in more than 450 properties. The firm is currently managing over $3.5 billion of total capital and investing out of a $1.6 billion private equity fund, $750 million senior equity/mezzanine fund and a $1.2 billion senior debt fund. ABRY has extensive data center and communications investing experience through investments such as CyrusOne, Datapipe, e-Shelter, Hosted Solutions, Masergy, Sidera, Sentrum Holdings, Telx, and Q9 Networks.
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Translate.ru - Leading Online Machine Translation Providers in Russia - Announces Partnership with One Hour Translation
One Hour Translation notes 80% Spike in Russian Translations
NICOSIA, Cyprus, April 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- One Hour Translation today announced their exclusive partnership with Translate.ru, the leading machine translation service provider in Russia to offer expert, human translations for their customers. The partnership was a result of a global trend of increasing demand to translate to and from Russian.
The partnership pairs two leaders in the translation world. One Hour Translation is the fastest professional human translation service provider online with a community of more than 10,000 translators including experts in fields that are gaining traction in Russia including security, software and renewable energy and IT. Translate.ru is the largest machine translation service provider in Russia where users can now translate text instantly from Russian to seven other languages free of charge. Now, together with One Hour Translation, the company also offers quick professional translation at a reasonable price for more than 50 languages.
"The PROMT company, the leader in machine translation solutions in the Russian market, is glad to establish partnership with a large provider of human translation service, One Hour Translation," said Alexey Lyapunov, Head of International Sales Department at The PROMT Company. "Our companies work to achieve the same goal - to provide people from different countries with solutions that help them to understand each other. Translate.Ru, our online service, became a basic platform for the One Hour Translation service that provides immediate free of charge translation to the main European languages."
One Hour Translation claims that the most popular languages being translated to and from Russian are English, French, Spanish, German, Italian, Japanese and Chinese. As conditions in the Russian economy improve, the company anticipates the trend to translate into Russian to continue its dramatic growth.
"Over the last three years One Hour Translation has seen a phenomenal increase of 82 percent in Russian translations that require expert translators," said Ofer Shoshan, CEO of One Hour Translation. "Most of these customers are enterprises that need translations of RFPs, RFIs and legal agreements. When a global enterprise needs to do business with a Russian company, all those documents must be translated urgently back and forth."
About One Hour Translation
One Hour Translation is the web's leading Professional Translation Service, offering professional translation services to thousands of business customers worldwide, 24/7 - thanks to a community of over 10,000 certified translators. One Hour Translation provides translation services for 60 languages including Spanish translation - a translation process supported by robust technology to assure top quality and speed.
Translate.Ru online translation service was launched in 1998. Today it is one of the most popular Internet resources that has the leading position in Runet ratings. Translate.Ru supports 25 translation directions for 7 European languages.
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Consumers Energy Customers Can Save Energy and Money by Sharing and Comparing Energy Use With Facebook Friends
People can compete in energy saving challenges on the Opower social energy app, which was developed in partnership with Facebook and the Natural Resources Defense Council
JACKSON, Mich., April 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Consumers Energy electric customers can now share and compare their energy use with friends on Facebook with a social energy app being launched today. The app is designed to provide people with a good understanding of their energy use and new ways to discover energy savings opportunities, all while fostering friendly competition.
To get started, Consumers Energy customers should visit http://social.opower.com/ or search for the "Opower" app on Facebook and connect their utility account. People who sign up will immediately start to see how their electric use compares to others, providing context for how efficient their home is versus other similar homes. As friends are invited and join in, people will then be able to compete against each other in savings competitions.
"We're excited to offer our customers this opportunity to participate in a new, innovative way to learn about their energy use and share that information with friends," said Patti Poppe, Consumers Energy's vice president of customer experience and operations. "Customers can 'Count on Us' when it comes to providing them information about their energy use and savings opportunities." Poppe said the app is a high-tech expansion of Consumers Energy's energy efficiency programs that have helped customers save $67 million over the past two years.
The social energy app is the result of an effort between Opower, Facebook, and the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) .
The initial set of features in the app include:
-- Compare Energy Use to Similar Homes: People are able to benchmark their
home energy use against a national database of millions of homes. All
benchmarking will be done on an aggregate level, ensuring complete data
-- Compare Energy Use Among Friends: People are able to invite friends to
compare their energy use against their own, show how energy efficient
they are, and share tips on how to improve.
-- Publish Conversations About Energy to the Facebook Newsfeed: People are
able to share information about their energy use, rank, group
participation, and tips.
-- Group Development - Cooperation and Competition: Communities of people
are able to form teams to help each other achieve collective goals, as
well as compete against other groups.
-- Automatically Import Energy Data: Customers of participating utilities,
such as Consumers Energy are able to import their energy data into the
application automatically, if they so choose. (Customers from utilities
that are not participating will also have the option to input their
energy usage into the app manually.)
According to NRDC, improvements in energy efficiency have the potential to deliver more than $700 billion in cost savings in the U.S. alone. Understanding how people consume energy and their behavior around managing their use is critical to capturing this unlocked energy efficiency potential. Motivating consumers to take action--a longstanding challenge--is the key to unlocking this potential.
The social energy app is one of the many things Consumers Energy is offering customers to save energy and save money, including rebates and incentives for energy efficient products and services. Consumers Energy customers who want more information on this program can call: (866) 234-0445.
Consumers Energy, the principal subsidiary of CMS Energy (NYSE: CMS), provides natural gas and electricity to 6.8 million of Michigan's 10 million residents in all 68 Lower Peninsula counties.
The Measurement Computing Signal Conditioning and PC-Based Data Acquisition Handbook
NORTON, Mass., April 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Measurement Computing, the value leader in data acquisition, today announced the release of the Signal Conditioning and PC-Based Data Acquisition Handbook in PDF format.
The 133 page PDF document includes practical DAQ applications as well as theoretical measurement issues. Each chapter covers a major topic with sufficient detail to help readers understand the basic principles of sensor operation and the need for careful system interconnections. The handbook also discusses key issues concerning the data acquisition system's multiplexing and signal conditioning circuits, and analog-to-digital converters.
-- Analog to Digital Conversion
-- Multiplexing and Sampling Theory
-- Fundamental Signal Conditioning
-- Temperature Measurement
-- Strain Measurements
-- Noise Reduction and Isolation
This popular handbook has also been used by teaching professionals for the instruction of sensor-based measurement techniques.
The handbook is now available as a free download from the Measurement Computing website http://www.mccdaq.com/DAQhandbook A hard copy version of the handbook can also be purchased for $29.99 plus shipping.
About Measurement Computing
Measurement Computing (http://www.mccdaq.com) is the market leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of value-priced data acquisition hardware and software. Headquartered in Norton, MA, the company provides test and measurement solutions for both programmers and non-programmers as well as custom designs for OEMs. The company offers high-quality, reliable products, backed by limited lifetime warranties and free technical support.
Redpine Signals Introduces Industry's First 5 GHz Wi-Fi RTLS Tags
New WiseMote Wi-Fi devices for RTLS and sensor network applications operate in 2.4 and 5 GHz bands, provide enterprise security and improved battery life
SAN JOSE, Calif., April 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- RFID JOURNAL LIVE! BOOTH #119 -- Redpine Signals, Inc., a leading developer of ultra-low-power, high-performance multi-standard wireless chipsets and systems, and a Cisco Developer Network member, today introduced Wi-Fi RTLS tags operating in the 5 GHz band. Offering advanced features for enterprise and industrial markets, the WiseMote(TM) WM1-20 (2.4 GHz) and WM1-50 (2.4/5 GHz) 802.11n Wi-Fi RTLS tag devices work with any third-party hardware and software RTLS infrastructure.
Offering advanced Wi-Fi features including enterprise security and single stream 802.11n operation, the new tags are ideal for deployment in enterprise environments. Operation in the 5 GHz band provides for close adherence to designed battery life compared to crowded 2.4 GHz channels. The operating profiles of tags and sensor nodes involve long periods of sleep with low power consumption interspersed with brief periods of activity. Traffic on the channel extends the periods of activity as the Wi-Fi devices wait for a chance to transmit.
The Redpine devices can be programmed to operate in a variety of modes, supporting multiple location tracking and update mechanisms. In Cisco Compatible Extensions (CCX) mode, they offer Cisco CCX compliant beaconing with configurable patterns, telemetry and alarm notifications. In Wi-Fi associated mode, they periodically connect to access points and communicate sensor and channel data to a server. In other beaconing modes, the devices support standard Wi-Fi clients with simple tag identification software to locate and identify assets.
"Redpine's 5 GHz 802.11n Wi-Fi technology, support for enterprise security and partner ecosystem is a step in the right direction to accelerate growth in this market," said Drew Nathanson, Vice President of AutoID at VDC Research Group.
"Redpine's approach of creating RTLS tags in the 5GHz spectrum is unique and effective for overcoming the limits of the increasingly crowded RF space of M2M devices. It also fits well into the future 802.11ac 5GHz enterprise Wi-Fi infrastructure," said Scott Gardner, senior analyst at The Linley Group.
"Even a moderately busy channel can reduce the battery life of Wi-Fi devices. This can disrupt the deployment, management and maintenance planning of asset tracking and monitoring in an enterprise. Moving to the 5 GHz band is not only for high throughput, QoS sensitive applications, but is also an important step for long battery life applications," said Venkat Mattela, CEO of Redpine Signals. "Our goal with our new products is to offer advanced ultra low power Wi-Fi technology in 5 GHz as well as an RTLS architecture that enables our partners to provide their own value to the total solution and ultimately accelerate RTLS deployments worldwide."
With the new tags, Redpine is also releasing the WM0 tag configurator and chokepoint device with low frequency excitation circuitry and an automated wireless configuration solution, creating a complete hardware and software infrastructure that enables third-party RTLS solution development.
Redpine partners with third-party companies that provide advanced location technology and develop applications with system integrators, creating an ecosystem of partners that are equipped to develop RTLS solutions for an array of verticals.
Redpine will showcase its products at the RFID Journal LIVE! conference and exhibition from April 3 to 5 in Orlando, Florida. Visitors can experience hands-on demonstrations of Redpine's WiseMote solutions in multiple RTLS and sensor applications.
About Redpine Signals, Inc.
Headquartered in San Jose, California, Redpine Signals, Inc., is a fabless semiconductor and wireless system solutions company focusing on innovative, ultra-low-power and high-performance products for next-generation wireless applications. Redpine was founded in 2001 and was the first in the industry to launch an ultra low power and low-cost single-stream 802.11n chipset in late 2007. Again, in 2009 Redpine pioneered the adoption of self-contained 802.11n modules into the then emerging M2M market. Redpine offers chipsets, modules and solutions covering multiple market segments including industrial, consumer electronics, medical, mobile, PC, and smart energy. Its technology portfolio includes multi-stream 802.11n, 802.11ac, BT4.0 and mobile WiMax (802.16e). The company has more than 150 employees worldwide. For more information on Redpine products, visit http://www.redpinesignals.com/ or contact Redpine at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Redpine Signals, the Redpine logo, Lite-Fi, and Maxi-Fi are registered trademarks of Redpine Signals, Inc. All other company names, products and logos are registered trademarks of their respective companies.
Orange County Mortgage Banker Launches VA Home Loan Center Microsite
IRVINE, Calif., April 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- An Orange County Home Loan Lender has launched their VA Home Loan Center, a microsite dedicated to the Veterans, active duty personnel, selected Reservists, and National Guard members of our Armed Forces, as recently reported in a New American Funding press release.
After Obama announced that all U.S. troops would be coming home from Iraq and Afghanistan at the end of October last year, waves of soldiers have been arriving home, and according a New York Times article, 22,000 troops are expected to return home from Afghanistan by the fall 2012.
In response, the Orange County mortgage banker felt it would be helpful and patriotic to provide these returning soldiers a site where they could learn more about their VA Home Loan benefits. Current New American Funding Loan Officer, and former National Guard member, Kerrick Patterson, explains that "There's so much that Vets don't realize they're entitled to, and in the case of those on active duty, they can take advantage of their Basic Allowance for Housing to help pay their monthly mortgage."
The site features an inspiring story from Gregory Thomas, an Army Veteran that received a home loan from New American Funding for his first home purchase.
Also on the site is information regarding VA home loan eligibility requirements, the Basic Allowance for Housing, and the VA Home Loan process. New American Funding offers VA Home Loans for many states across the nation including Maryland, Colorado, and Texas, to name a few.
About New American Funding
New American Funding is a Fannie Mae Seller/Servicer, FHA Direct Endorsement -- HUD Approved, and VA Automatic mortgage lender with over 400 employees. The company is licensed in 21 states across the nation and offers a variety of home loan options, including FHA, Conventional, VA, HARP 2 and Jumbo Loans.
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Shopkick and ExxonMobil Partner to Pump Out Rewards to Consumers
New Mobil Phone App Rewards Consumers for their Loyalty at More Than 375 Locations in Miami, New York City and Washington D.C.
PALO ALTO, Calif., April 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Shopkick, the largest location-based shopping app that rewards shoppers simply for walking into stores and interacting with products, today announced its entrance into the retail petroleum and convenience store space in partnership with ExxonMobil. As of today, shopkick is pumping out rewards at more than 375 Exxon or Mobil branded-retail locations in and around Miami, New York City and Washington D.C.
The pilot program is designed to help Exxon and Mobil branded retailers strengthen consumer loyalty by enhancing the shopping experience. ExxonMobil joins more than 11 national retailers and 40 major brand partners in shopkick's distinctive cross-retailer rewards program including, Target, Kraft, Best Buy, Procter & Gamble and American Eagle. Rewards - called kicks - can be earned and used with participating retailers.
"This is a great new retail vertical for us," said Doug Galen, Chief Revenue Officer, shopkick. "Exxon and Mobil branded locations have many of the products we all buy. With shopkick's rewards, consumers will love the convenience of earning rewards at ExxonMobil pilot market locations and then the ability to spend those rewards at our participating retailers."
To provide high-value rewards to shoppers actually walking-in stores, the shopkick app detects a shopkick signal, emitted from a patent-pending device located in each participating store and picked up by a shopper's smartphone handset. Because the store is focused on rewarding actual visitors, it then delivers "kicks" via the app, which can be collected at all participating partner store locations. Kicks are redeemed for in-store gift cards, song downloads, movie tickets, Facebook Credits, donations to 30 different causes and charities and more.
Because shopkick is able to accurately detect actual presence inside participating stores, partner retailers ensure that marketing dollars put into the shopkick program are being spent to reward customers who are physically present in the store, translating into higher value rewards for the shopper.
"We understand that consumers have many choices when it comes to shopping for convenience items. Now, through shopkick we can express our appreciation to patrons as well as encourage them to keep coming back by rewarding them each time they visit," said Chris Mahoney, U.S. Branded Wholesale Manager, ExxonMobil Fuels Marketing Company. "Additionally, this program supports ExxonMobil's value proposition, as we look to innovate and build our overall loyalty offerings, which already includes return and earn, a pump price rollback program, and program offers such as Speedpass(TM) and the ExxonMobil Personal Card."
ExxonMobil, the largest publicly traded international oil and gas company, uses technology and innovation to help meet the world's growing energy needs. ExxonMobil holds an industry-leading inventory of resources, is the largest refiner and marketer of petroleum products, and its chemical company is one of the largest in the world. For more information, visit exxonmobil.com.
About shopkick, Inc.
Shopkick, Inc. is a Palo Alto-based startup funded by Kleiner Perkins' iFund, Greylock Partners and Reid Hoffman, founder of LinkedIn, and investor in Facebook and Zynga. In August 2010, shopkick launched the first mobile application that hands consumers high-value rewards, offers and exclusive deals at shopkick's national retail partners simply for walking into stores and malls. Even more rewards can be earned for scanning partner brand products at over 250,000 stores nationwide. In combination with a groundbreaking new location technology called "shopkick Signal", the app can verify location within feet, and because the detection occurs on the phone, privacy of presence information is completely in the users' control. Shopkick's growing partner alliance includes American Eagle Outfitters, Best Buy, Crate and Barrel, Macy's, Old Navy, Simon Property Group, The Sports Authority, Target, Toys"R"Us, west elm, The Wet Seal, Visa, Kraft Foods, Procter & Gamble, Unilever, Intel, HP and more. Shopkick is the only 100% performance-based marketing platform in the physical retail world, with measurable foot traffic and transactions at stores. The app grew to 3 million users in its first 18 months. The free shopkick app is available for the iPhone and Android.
Alpari (UK) Launches Live MetaTrader 5 Trading Platform and New ECN Account
LONDON, April 3, 2012/PRNewswire/ --
Alpari (UK) Limited ("Alpari (UK)"), one of the leading global providers of online
foreign exchange ("Forex", "FX"), precious metals and CFD trading services, has launched
the live MetaTrader 5 (MT5) platform. Previously available as a demo only, Alpari (UK) is
one of the first major Forex brokers to launch this feature-rich online trading platform
developed by MetaQuotes.
The key benefits of MT5 trading with Alpari (UK) include:
- Non-dealing desk (NDD) execution with access to multiple liquidity
providers (bank liquidity)
- Direct market access (DMA) and market depth to analyse market liquidity
- One-click trading and no re-quotes for speed of execution
- Spreads from 0 pips and up to 1:500 leverage
- New order types and advanced order expiration types including "fill or kill"
Alpari (UK) offers MT5 on the new ECN (Electronic Communication Network) account that
requires a minimum deposit of just USD200. Traders can use the ECN account to trade Forex
and precious metals. They can choose from 34 currency pairs plus spot gold and silver. ECN
trading on MT5 is available on the iPhone, iPad and Android. Demo accounts are also
With MT5 traders can apply their Expert Advisor ("EA") strategies in a highly
efficient way. EAs are mechanical systems that allow traders to fully automate their
trading processes and analytical activities to execute trades more efficiently.
The new MetaTrader 5 Strategy Tester enables traders to test and optimise EA
strategies in minutes rather than hours. In order to optimise EAs, traders use historical
data to find out how well a particular EA strategy would have performed in the past. This
is the so-called backtesting. Many tests and strategy modifications are necessary before
an EA is ready to be applied to a Live account. The Strategy Tester gives traders access
to a remote computer cluster and the calculation capacity of thousands of computers all
over the world to accelerate the optimisation process.
Andrey Vedikhin, CEO of Alpari (UK) and co-founder of the Alpari companies worldwide,
said, "MT5 is a highly advanced trading platform, giving traders a great deal of choice
and flexibility. Technological innovation is pivotal in providing outstanding trading
services and we aim to be at the forefront of the Forex market by offering cutting-edge
platforms and products.
"The launch of the sophisticated MT5 platform and our new ECN account with spreads
from 0 pips truly enhance our offering. It is revolutionary that with an MetaTrader ECN
account, retail clients can now enjoy NDD, DMA, market depth, one-click trading and no
re-quotes - advantages usually reserved for large-volume traders only."
Alpari (UK) Limited ("Alpari (UK)") is a leading global foreign exchange ("FX",
"Forex"), precious metals and CFD broker headquartered in the heart of the City of London
and with subsidiaries in Germany, Japan and India as well as a Representative Office in
China. In the UK, clients can also benefit from tax free* financial spread betting with
The company is authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authority (FSA) in
the United Kingdom. FSA Register number 448002. Company number 05284142. Registered
office: 201 Bishopsgate, London, EC2M 3AB, United Kingdom.
Alpari (UK) is an independent entity within the association of Alpari companies. With
a history dating back to 1998, the Alpari companies are among the world's fastest growing
providers of online Forex trading services. The companies provide cutting edge technology,
low-cost trading, comprehensive market research tools, advanced educational programmes and
world-class customer service.
The association of Alpari companies has offices in over 20 countries. Locations
include London, New York, Tokyo, Shanghai, Dubai, Moscow, Mumbai and Frankfurt. Combined,
the companies look after over 170,000 active trading accounts, generating monthly trading
volumes in excess of USD210 billion and employ over 630 people worldwide.**
Forex, spread bets and CFDs are leveraged products. They may not be suitable for you
as they carry a high degree of risk to your capital and you can lose more than your
initial investment. You should ensure you understand all of the risks.
*Any profits you make from spread betting are completely free of capital gains tax,
stamp duty and income tax (for UK residents). UK tax laws are subject to change and
individual circumstances may vary. Financial spread betting is only available in the UK.
Alpari (UK) Limited
NETGEAR Genie Mobile App Puts Control of Your Home Network into the Palm of Your Hand
Free Network Monitoring App is Now Available on the Apple App Store and on Google Play Store
SAN JOSE, Calif., April 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- NETGEAR®, Inc. (NASDAQGM: NTGR), a global networking company that delivers innovative products to consumers, businesses and service providers, today announced that the award-winning NETGEAR Genie® mobile app for Apple® iOS and Google® Android devices is now available at the Apple App store and the Google Play store. NETGEAR Genie mobile app can turn iPads, iPhones, Android phones and tablets into a remote control for network connected media in the home. NETGEAR Genie mobile app provides the ability to easily monitor, manage and control a home network on compatible routers, and was named a Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2012 Innovations Design and Engineering Award winner.
NETGEAR Genie mobile app offers a simple dashboard that provides easy access to premium features on market leading NETGEAR WiFi Routers. Features include Live Parental Controls, Guest Access to the Home Network, and a Broadband Usage Meter. It also includes a home network map that provides a graphic picture of the entire home network, and makes it easy to identify and block any unwanted devices from neighbors connected to your network.
With the innovative MyMedia feature, the NETGEAR Genie mobile app provides the ability to find photos, video or music files anywhere on the network and play them on any media player. For example, anyone can locate and push family photos or videos to smart TVs and other Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) devices on their network. NETGEAR Genie mobile app with MyMedia also equips any smartphone or tablet so that it becomes a DLNA ready media controller, player, and server.
"NETGEAR Genie mobile app gives you personal control of your entire home network and media collection," said Sandeep Harpalani, senior product line manager at NETGEAR. "The award-winning NETGEAR Genie mobile app is a cool and useful app, available for PCs and Macs, and is now also available on mobile phones and tablets. NETGEAR Genie mobile app makes it easier than ever to control a home network."
Pricing and Availability
NETGEAR Genie mobile app is available for download at no charge at the Apple App Store and Android app marketplace. NETGEAR Genie mobile app works with most NETGEAR WiFi Routers, which are available at leading retailers and etailers. See http://www.netgear.com/genie for specific models of compatible routers.
About NETGEAR, Inc.
NETGEAR (NASDAQGM: NTGR) is a global networking company that delivers innovative products to consumers, businesses and service providers. For consumers, the company makes high performance, dependable and easy to use home networking, storage and digital media products to connect people with the Internet and their content and devices. For businesses, NETGEAR provides networking, storage and security solutions without the cost and complexity of big IT. The company also supplies top service providers with retail proven, whole home solutions for their customers. NETGEAR products are built on a variety of proven technologies such as wireless, Ethernet and Powerline, with a focus on reliability and ease-of-use. NETGEAR products are sold in approximately 29,000 retail locations around the globe, and through approximately 36,000 value-added resellers. The company's headquarters are in San Jose, Calif., with additional offices in 25 countries. NETGEAR is an ENERGY STAR® partner. More information is available at http://www.NETGEAR.com or by calling (408) 907-8000. Connect with NETGEAR at http://twitter.com/NETGEAR and http://www.facebook.com/NETGEAR.
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Cambium Learning Solutions is Now Voyager Education Services
DALLAS, April 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Voyager Learning, the nation's most comprehensive provider of preK-12 research-based intervention and online learning solutions, including curriculum products, personalized professional development and school improvement/turnaround services, is pleased to announce the name change for its services division--from Cambium Learning® Solutions to Voyager Education Services.
The newly named Voyager Education Services will continue its important mission of providing best-in-class support for teachers, teacher leaders and administrators, and also expand its offerings to include the latest research-based services that center on multi-tier support systems, school-wide improvement and school turnaround, transformation and restart. In addition, the new name reflects the division's broad commitment to respond to educators' changing needs and provide the tools needed to increase student achievement.
"The name has changed, but the goal remains the same?to work collaboratively with schools, districts and states to build critical leadership capacity, teacher effectiveness, continuous improvement and strong student results," says Judy Zimny, vice president of Voyager Education Services.
For more than three decades, the education services provider has supported preK-12 educators through targeted, job-embedded professional development with a focus on accelerating student gains and overall school performance.
Voyager Education Services (VES) works collaboratively with K-12 schools to build critical teaching and leadership capacity. With a focus on accelerating student gains and overall school performance, VES has supported educators for years through targeted, job-embedded professional development. Expanded research-based services center on teacher effectiveness, leadership development, intervention, school improvement, and school turnaround, transformation and restart.
About Voyager Learning
Dedicated to the success of every student, Voyager Learning provides strategic and intensive comprehensive interventions that are adaptive to the needs of diverse populations. Voyager's instructional materials, support services and educational technology help accelerate struggling students to grade-level proficiency, preventing unnecessary referrals to special education. Voyager Learning is a member of Cambium Learning Group (Nasdaq: ABCD), the leading educational company focused primarily on serving the needs of at-risk and special student populations. For more information, please visit http://www.voyagerlearning.com.
Cambium Learning Group, Inc.
ADP Completes Acquisition of the Human Resource Solutions Subsidiary of SHPS, Inc.
Market-leading Reimbursement and Absence Management Solutions Further Strengthen ADP's Benefits Administration Leadership
ROSELAND, N.J., April 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --ADP(®), a leading provider of human resource outsourcing, payroll services, tax and compliance services, benefits administration and integrated computing solutions for vehicle dealers, today announced that it has completed its acquisition of the human resource solutions subsidiary of SHPS, Inc., a highly respected provider of benefits administration services.
SHPS' Human Resource Solutions (HRS) includes benefits administration eligibility and enrollment, spending accounts, COBRA, absence management solutions, benefits advocacy, and print and fulfillment, and is a strategic fit with ADP's already strong benefits solutions and services. With the addition of HRS offerings, ADP continues to broaden its benefits portfolio while significantly expanding its capabilities in the areas of absence management and reimbursement solutions such as Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA), Health Savings Accounts (HSA) and Health Reimbursement Accounts (HRA).
"As health care reform accelerates and employers look for new ways to engage employees and manage costs, the addition of HRS's exceptional solutions in reimbursement accounts and absence management will further strengthen ADP's position in the rapidly growing benefits marketplace," said Tim Clifford, President, Benefits Services at ADP. "More and more of our clients are looking for new ways to navigate the evolving health care environment, while providing employees with a wide range of options to help meet their health care needs. By combining ADP's current benefits outsourcing services and leading technology platforms with SHPS HRS, we are poised to offer that and more to our clients."
This transaction builds on ADP's continued focus on benefits, including the acquisition of Asparity Decision Solutions, a supplier of patented employee benefits decision support tools. It also follows the establishment of ADP's Strategic Advisory Services group, which is dedicated to advising clients on benefits administration services by providing business intelligence and strategies to help drive compliance with increasing regulatory changes, lower overall health care costs and increase associate engagement.
Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADP), with about $10 billion in revenues and approximately 570,000 clients, is one of the world's largest providers of business outsourcing solutions. Leveraging over 60 years of experience, ADP offers a wide range of human resource, payroll, tax and benefits administration solutions from a single source. ADP's easy-to-use solutions for employers provide superior value to companies of all types and sizes. ADP is also a leading provider of integrated computing solutions to auto, truck, motorcycle, marine, recreational vehicle, and heavy equipment dealers throughout the world. For more information about ADP or to contact a local ADP sales office, reach us at 1.800.225.5237 or visit the company's Web site at http://www.ADP.com
SHPS, Inc. is dedicated to helping organizations improve member health and control healthcare costs through its Carewise Health and Landacorp subsidiaries. Landacorp creates care management software and solutions that enable highly efficient collaboration among health plans, providers and members. Carewise Health delivers industry-leading health and wellness programs which give members the skills they need to achieve and sustain optimum health. Visit http://www.carewisehealth.com to learn more.
For more information, contact:
Christian Harper, Weber Shandwick for ADP
Eats & Treats from the Easter Bunny - Now on eMeals.com's Pinterest Page
Full Easter Menu with Recipes & Shopping Lists Available Free to eMeals Subscribers
BIRMINGHAM, Ala., April 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- If your Easter dinner needs a little remodeling or you're looking for inspiration in the Easter egg department, hop on over to http://pinterest.com/Emealz/easter/ - the Easter-themed Pinterest page of online meal planning service eMeals.com. There you'll find everything from family-friendly Easter activities to Easter dessert kabobs and a special Easter cake straight from eMeals' Easter menu - a make-at-home feast that serves a crowd of 12 for just $75.
For starters, take a look at the festive Easter Egg Printables that turn your dyed eggs into works of art in seconds - just print, cut and wrap! Then get even more creative with Peep Rice Krispy Treats, a crowd-pleasing dessert featuring Peeps chicks perched on Rice Krispy bars, or Peeps with Pizazz, cute-as-a-bunny skewers alternating Peeps, brownies and marshmallows rolled in chocolate and sprinkles.
Next, check out chick cupcake wrappers, instructions for making an Easter Grace Garden, fun Easter bunny napkins complete with bunny ears, and an assortment of other holiday highlights - including eMeals' Easter menu recipes for Blue Cheese & Bacon Deviled Eggs (great for using up dyed eggs) and Pantry Lemon Cake with Lemon Buttercream Frosting (a perfect end to your Easter dinner).
The rest of eMeals' Easter menu - available free with recipes and shopping lists when you subscribe to the eMeals service - includes Spiral Ham with Maple Blackberry Glaze, Easy Skillet Green Beans, Favorite Mashed Potato Casserole, Oven Roasted Carrots, Mixed Greens and Pear Salad with Orange Vinaigrette, and Quick Cheesy Muffins.
For about $5 per month, eMeals provides weekly meal plans with taste-tested recipes and corresponding grocery lists that simplify meal planning as well as reducing family grocery bills by an average of 30%. Subscribers can choose from more than 30 specialized menu options ranging from classic family meals to low-fat, low carb, gluten-free and more. The grocery lists further speed the meal planning process and provide the plan-ahead benefit of once-a-week grocery shopping, eliminating unnecessary purchases and extra trips for forgotten items.
eMeals.com (formerly E-Mealz.com) has been the market leader in online meal planning since 2003, providing a simple and affordable dinnertime solution to hundreds of thousands of busy people everywhere. The eMeals team constructs and publishes more than 30 delicious meal plans and corresponding grocery lists every week based on food style preferences, family size and the current sales at selected grocery stores. Dinner menu plans include classic family meals, low-fat, portion control, low-carb, gluten-free, vegetarian dishes and the new natural and organic plan. For more information, please visit http://www.emeals.com.
The Cellular Connection to Offer NQ Mobile Security to Verizon Customers
Nation's Largest Verizon Premium Wireless Retailer to Bring NQ Mobile Security to More Than 800 Retail Locations Throughout the US
SAN JOSE, Calif. and MARION, Ind., April 3, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- NQ Mobile, the international brand of NetQin Mobile Inc. (NYSE: NQ), a leading global provider of consumer-centric mobile Internet services focusing on security and productivity, today announced that The Cellular Connection (TCC) will offer NQ Mobile Security at more than 800 Verizon Premium Wireless Retail locations across the U.S. Rollout of this program will begin with availability at TCC's nearly 300 corporate stores.
TCC is the nation's largest Verizon Premium Wireless Retailer, offering unparalleled customer service and competitive industry pricing. Through partnering with NQ Mobile, TCC will be able to offer Verizon customers best-in-class protection for their Android devices.
Customers will be able to purchase NQ Mobile Security through a retail card solution. In addition to offering a premium retail version of NQ Mobile's Mobile Security, TCC will also offer special savings for customers that purchase additional insurance for their mobile phone.
"As a leading global provider of mobile security solutions, NQ Mobile is pleased to announce with our alliance with TCC," said Omar Khan, Co-Chief Executive Officer, NQ Mobile. "Wireless retailers such as TCC are essential partners in combating mobile malware threats in the U.S. Through informing and educating customers around the clear benefits of NQ Mobile Security, TCC will be able to provide Verizon customers with the best real-time security solution for protecting their important mobile information."
"As the largest Verizon Wireless Premium Retailer in the country, TCC is committed to providing our customers with the best customer service in the industry," said Scott Moorehead, president and CEO, TCC. "We are thrilled to be able to offer our customers the best mobile protection through NQ Mobile Security."
NQ Mobile's flagship application, Mobile Security detects and deletes viruses, malicious URLs, and other threats before a user even knows they exist. NQ Mobile Security improves on earlier versions, which outperformed all competitive mobile security platforms in a West Coast Labs Comparative Test. NQ Mobile Security was also a top performer in effectiveness, with a 99 percent malware detection rate, in research conducted by AV-TEST Institute, a leading international and independent service provider in the fields of IT security and anti-virus research.
With newly enhanced features including GPS-based anti-loss/theft feature, backup and restore tools for contacts, complete privacy protection, traffic monitoring, and more, Verizon customers can enjoy data security on their mobile devices.
NQ Mobile Security features:
-- Award-Winning Mobile Security: Fights malware, spyware, phishing,
viruses, hacking, and more.
-- Privacy Protection: Protects the data stored on your phone, ensuring
that your social networking, email, and financial accounts can't be
hacked and your personal calls can't be recorded.
-- Anti-Theft/Anti-Loss: Remotely locates, locks, or deletes information
from a lost or stolen mobile device, and sounds an alarm to help you
-- Backup and Restore: Safely and seamlessly stores your contacts so you
can easily access them from any Web browser.
-- System Optimization: Provides control over running apps and power
-- Traffic Monitoring: Provides real-time updates on data usage and caps on
maximum data usage.
-- Anti-eavesdropping protection: With Anti-eavesdropping, users can be
sure their calls are not being recorded by third party apps or viruses.
-- Financial security protection: When users access financial websites via
their system browser or start e-bank/securities apps, NQ Mobile Security
V6.0 automatically scans all running apps to determine if any active
apps pose a security risk.
-- Activation via in app purchase or retail card: Users can upgrade their
protection level through either in app purchase or via a retail card
upgrade. Purchase our solution for your family members or friends!
About The Cellular Connection
TCC is the largest Verizon Premium Wireless Retailer in the U.S. with more than 800 locations across 26 states. Founded in Marion, Ind., in 1991 by Steve and Phyllis Moorehead, TCC owes its success to its ability to hire top-notch professionals who understand the meaning of customer service. To find a TCC location, visit http://www.ecellularconnection.com.
About NQ Mobile
NQ Mobile is the international brand of NetQin Mobile Inc. (NYSE: NQ), a leading global provider of consumer-centric mobile Internet services focusing on security and productivity. The company was one of the first to recognize the growing security threats targeting smartphone users and is now a leading Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) provider with nearly 147 million registered user accounts worldwide. As a market leader in mobile security, NQ Mobile's innovation and global significance have been widely recognized through distinctions such as the 2011 Technology Pioneer Award bestowed by the World Economic Forum. For more information on NQ Mobile, please visit http://www.nq.com.
Statements contained in this press release that state the intentions, hopes, estimates, beliefs, anticipations, expectations or predictions of the future of NetQin Mobile Inc. and its management are forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. It is important to note that any such forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Actual results could differ materially from those projected in such forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected in such forward-looking statements include the inability to predict how many Verizon customers will subscribe for NQ Mobile Security 6.0; our lack of operating history; matters affecting the telecommunications industry generally and changes in laws or regulations affecting our operations. Further information regarding these and other risks is included in our filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. We undertake no obligation to update forward-looking statements to reflect subsequent occurring events or circumstances, or changes in its expectations, except as may be required by law.
CONTACT: Kim Titus, NQ Mobile, +1-972-841-0506, email@example.com or Eric Villines, MWW Group for NQ Mobile, +1-214-668-9793, firstname.lastname@example.org or Megan Lawler, Dittoe PR for TCC, +1-317-202-2280 XT 13, email@example.com
Q Interactive Unveils Mobile Advertising Platform and Social Media Acquisition Services
Expanding Capabilities Tap Growing New Audience for Advertisers
CHICAGO, April 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Q Interactive [http://www.qinteractive.com], a leader in online customer acquisition for 15 years, announced its entrance into two growing markets - mobile Internet and social media. After extensive market research and beta testing, the company has expanded its successful customer acquisition services to allow advertisers to tap into new audiences, via a mobile advertising platform that tailors lead generation campaigns for a smaller screen, and also via a one-click social media fan acquisition service.
According to On Device Research, 25 percent of U.S. Internet users are "mobile only," meaning they never or rarely access the Internet via laptop or desktop computers. "Our mobile advertising platform opens a new channel for brands to communicate with this 'mobile only' Internet generation, as well as those 'digital omnivores' who engage with multiple online touchpoints throughout their day," said Jeff Cordeiro, President at Q Interactive.
Q Interactive's mobile advertising platform extends clients' customer acquisition campaigns to more easily engage users, customizing advertiser creative and proprietary technology for a smartphone interface. Mobile channels are ideal for reaching consumers with SMS/text messages, and when direct-to-call-center conversions are desired, advertisers can capitalize on mobile media's timely relevance and ease. The platform can also acquire consumer information utilizing dynamic forms, send SMS/text or email messages to distribute coupons or other brand communications, and embed video to build brand awareness.
The company's new social media services, run on a cost-per-lead basis to build a brand's fanbase, increase consumer engagement by implementing a Facebook "Like" button within an advertiser's lead generation campaign. Brands get a twofold benefit: they acquire extensive consumer information, and with just one click from that same consumer, increase their brand's social media presence. According to a recent article in Advertising Age, brands with top relationship quality on Facebook have four characteristics, two of which are related to fan acquisition, including: 1) number of fans and 2) rate of fan acquisition. Furthermore, eMarketer stated that 57 percent of consumers will "like" a brand on Facebook to receive the latest news about the brand.
"Today's media landscape gives us more ways to reach and engage consumers. A brand needs to be where the consumers are, and to have a strategy for reaching them on their terms - that is the most effective method," said Ryan Maher, Vice President of Sales at Q Interactive. "Also, brands need to have an overall marketing strategy, with channel-specific executions to deliver the best ROI. That's why Q Interactive uses a consultative approach for our Fortune 500 clients. We find ideal customers no matter where they are - online, mobile, offline - using the right communication vehicle: social, SMS/text, phone, email, or direct mail."
As more brands turn to mobile and social media to reach a larger consumer pool, Q Interactive will deliver the target audience with relevant solutions.
Q Interactive is attending ad:tech San Francisco 2012 at the Moscone Center West; April 3-4, 2012.
About Q Interactive
Q Interactive is a performance-driven advertising network specializing in predictive behavioral targeting, the most advanced targeting online today. This cutting edge targeting cost-effectively acquires customers for advertisers and agencies, and maximizes advertising revenue for publishers. For more information, visit http://www.QInteractive.com. Q Interactive is a Selling Source company.
About Selling Source, LLC
Selling Source, one of the largest privately-held digital marketing companies in the United States, provides customer acquisition and data services. The company operates proprietary, scalable technology platforms to cost effectively deliver a substantial volume of precisely targeted, real-time sales leads while maximizing return on investment for advertisers and publishers. Continually expanding its broad online reach via an array of diverse branded web properties, as well as through external partner relationships, the company attracted over 850 million visitors to its branded web properties in 2011. Selling Source has a strong, varied client base and specializes in two key verticals: Consumer Specialty Finance and Performance-based Marketing.
London Bay Capital, a private equity firm based in San Francisco, acquired a controlling interest in Selling Source in December 2007. For more information, please visit http://www.SellingSource.com.
iBacklinkPRO Releases Proprietary Backlink Software to Public
BOISE, Idaho, April 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- iBacklinkPRO announced this week the release of a new backlink analytics software tool that identifies quality backlinks. Currently, it has no serious competition in the marketplace.
Originally created for internal SEO services only, iBacklinkPRO's goal was to not just see a huge listing of unsorted competitor backlinks, but to find and build high quality backlinks for its websites. It also wanted to eliminate time spent sifting through hundreds of useless backlinks just to find a quality one.
And, the cost can get very high just to get one quality backlink - often in excess of $200. With iBacklinkPRO, users can scan 15 of its competitors' websites for only $9.99 (about .66 per scan).
"We decided to release it for public use because it is so effective, safe and affordable. When compared to other backlink software, users will find that the competition only finds backlinks to other websites, it does not analyze them to determine quality," says Sergey Sagan, partner at iBacklinkPRO. "We not only gather them, we analyze them too."
iBacklinkPRO finds, analyzes, filters and sorts up to 10,000 competitor backlinks in only a few minutes. These backlinks can then be sorted by specific metrics to match individual need.
How do they do it? iBacklinkPRO uses different metrics such as Alexa and Google PR so it is able to deliver the best backlink quality out there. There is no black hat trickery involved and all backlinks are completely natural; users will not experience any penalties.
A list of competitor keywords is quickly available at-a-glance. And, getting just a few high quality backlinks is better than getting thousands of low quality ones.
"With our premier software, users will quickly realize higher ranking among search engines," adds Sagan.
And, in today's competitive environment, everyone wants an edge. Getting the most important amount of data is vital to a business's health.
Getting started is simple. After creating an account, users simply plug in their high ranking competitor's URL into iBacklinkPRO and in a few minutes, they will be able to view analyzed results.
Emailvision's Impressive 2011 Performance Leads to Global Workforce Growth in 2012
SÃO PAULO, Brazil, April 3, 2012/PRNewswire/ --
Emailvision [http://www.emailvision.com ], the international leader in software as a
service (SaaS) for online relationship marketing, today announces plans to significantly
increase its global workforce. The company achieved record growth in 2011 driven by
international expansion, product innovation and two strategic technology acquisitions.
In 2011, revenues grew by over 50% to reach $90m. The company accelerated its
international presence throughout Brazil, Europe, North America and China. All 19
countries contributed to the strong revenue growth with 25% of new sales coming from
outside of Europe.
Emailvision won over 850 new clients in 2011 including: Abril, ClickON, Walmart and
Accor Hotels in Brazil; ACP Media and P1.CN in Asia Pacific; Let's Bonus, Toyota, SudOuest
in Europe; Office and Republic in the UK; Cisco Live Events and the Washington Post in the
Emailvision launched Campaign Commander Enterprise Edition
[http://www.emailvision.com/products/enterprise-edition ] in the last quarter of 2011. This
release marked two industry "firsts" - the first SaaS solution for Customer Intelligence,
and the first product to fully integrate customer intelligence into an email, mobile and
social campaign management platform. The result is a comprehensive SaaS solution designed
to increase the relevance and profitability of online customer relationship marketing
In 2012, Emailvision will promote 200 positions globally in all business units
including research and development, finance, HR, marketing, sales, services and customer
"Our expansion and recruitment plans offer a tremendous opportunity to join one of the
fastest growing SaaS companies worldwide," said Nick Heys, Founder and CEO of Emailvision.
"In 2011, we added over 800 companies to our client list. Organizations around the world
are turning to Emailvision to help them tackle 'Big Data' in the marketing department so
they can turn millions of client interactions into more successful marketing campaigns. In
2012, we want to hire more people who are passionate about online marketing, pioneering
software and great customer service."
With headquarter offices in central London; Emailvision will be recruiting globally in
North America, Brazil, Europe and China. Emailvision employees create a uniquely diverse
work environment, representing more than 40 nationalities and speaking over 50 different
"In 19 countries around the world, we have the best talent on the ground to fully
support our client's needs," said Marc-Andre Rainon, Chief Human Resources Officer at
Emailvision. "There is an opportunity for talented people to join Emailvision who want the
best of both worlds; the entrepreneurial spirit that comes from a start-up, and the
resources that come from a global market leader."
In the past 12 months, Emailvision received 4,000 applications and conducted 1,100
interviews. 10% of the company's successful new hires were made through social networks.
Guy Porré, Chief Operating Officer of Emailvision, remarked, "Last year we launched a
five year internal initiative called 'Emailvision Summits' that will annually send a group
of employees to climb one of the world's highest mountains. Each climb will involve a new
continent, a new mountain and a new group of trained employees. This corporate initiative
inspires the entire Emailvision community to go beyond our limits which is essential for
leadership in any field." In 2011, fifteen Emailvision employees successfully reached the
top of the Mont Blanc, Europe's highest peak. In 2012, a new team will climb Kilimanjaro
Emailvision powers smart email, mobile and social marketing with built-in customer
intelligence. The Emailvision mission is to provide excellence in software and services
for online relationship marketing. With offices and client service teams in 19 countries,
Emailvision delivers 350,000 campaigns every month on behalf of over 3,000 clients
worldwide. This unprecedented quality of service is driven by 12 years of research and
development and by Emailvision's 600+ passionate employees. The company is privately owned
by Francisco Partners. http://www.emailvisionbrasil.com.br
TEMIS selected to provide semantic indexing and content enrichment solution for Gannett
Gannett to deploy Luxid(R) across the company's digital properties enterprise-wide, including USATODAY.COM
NEW YORK, April 3, 2012/PRNewswire/ --
TEMIS, a leading provider of semantic content enrichment solutions, today announced it
has signed a license and services agreement for its flagship software solution, Luxid(R),
with Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI), an international media and marketing solutions
Gannett has chosen to deploy TEMIS' Luxid(R) semantic tagging and linking software as
a tagging engine that assists in the categorization of news articles and consistent
indexing of content against a common taxonomy.
"Gannett is further strengthening its enterprise-wide content management expertise and
the efficiency of its digital and mobile products and services with the selection of
TEMIS," said Jack Williams, President of Gannett Digital Ventures.
"We are honored that our flagship Luxid(R) for Content Enrichment Platform has been
selected by an industry leader with the strength, ambition and vision of Gannett," said
Guillaume Mazieres, EVP North American Operations of TEMIS. "Luxid(R) has shown it is the
most capable content enrichment solution serving the publishing industry today. Luxid(R)
will help Gannett deliver high-quality, easily findable, targeted content within an
unparalleled digital experience."
Gannett will first deploy Luxid(R) within its internal editorial workflow and content
management processes. The company will later enhance online and mobile readers' navigation
and content discovery experience across the company's full suite of digital products.
TEMIS is the leading provider of Text Analytics-based semantic content enrichment
solutions, turning unstructured data into actionable knowledge, enabling advanced content
analysis and strategic information discovery. Its flagship Content Enrichment solution,
Luxid(R) automatically associates value-added metadata to content.
TEMIS' innovative solutions address the needs of publishers, as well as Enterprises
and have attracted the business of leading organizations such as AAAS, Agence
France-Presse, American Society for Microbiology, BASF, Editions Lefebvre-Sarrut,
Elsevier, HCPro, HighWire, McGraw-Hill Companies, Merck, National Agricultural Library (US
Department of Agriculture), Nature Publishing Group, Novartis, SAGE Publications,
Sanofi-aventis, Simon & Schuster, Springer Science+Business Media, Thieme, and Thomson
Founded in 2000, TEMIS has offices in the United States, Canada, the UK, France and
Germany, and is represented worldwide through its network of certified partners.
An iPhone app That Might Just Save Your Relationship
LONDON, April 3, 2012/PRNewswire/ --
Released in time for the Easter holidays, Noise Down is an innovative noise
controlling app - and is available today in the Apple app store.
Noise Down measures the noise levels in a house, school or office and allows the user
to set an upper limit in decibels. As soon as someone goes over the limit, an alarm sounds
and the offender is named and shamed.
"The idea for the app initially came from within my own household", said Clive France,
Director of Internetics, the developers behind the app. "The noise levels in our house
just kept going up - the kids shouting, the TV blaring. We needed a way to regain control
of the noise. It worked."
As the app developed Clive realised the further potential for the app. As well as his
own noisy kids, he tested the app on adults. "A couple I knew were arguing excessively, so
they became the next test subjects." said Clive. "The more the couple used the app, the
more their tempers were kept in check - and they argued less as a consequence."
"The app works anywhere you need to keep the noise down - in the house, in the car, in
the classroom or even in an office."
Noise Down is available now by visiting the Apple App Store or http://www.noisedown.com. It costs less than a dollar in the US and is priced
accordingly for other regions around the world.
WD® Gives Mac® Users the First 2 TB Portable Hard Drive for All Their Digital Content
New My Passport® Studio(TM) Maintains Classic All-Metal Design and Dual FireWire 800 Ports For All-in-One Solution to Backup, Store, Protect, and Transport Files
IRVINE, Calif., April 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Western Digital® (NYSE: WDC) today introduced the first 2 TB capacity portable drive dedicated for Mac® customers, My Passport® Studio(TM). This new standard in high storage capacity, along with Apple® Time Machine® compatibility for quick and easy automatic backup of Mac hard drives, allows Mac users to use one drive for the protection and transport of virtually all their digital content, everywhere they go. The new My Passport Studio portable drive maintains its elegant and protective all-metal casing to complement the MacBook® Pro or MacBook® Air®, providing the beautiful aesthetic that Mac users expect while increasing storage capacity to 2 TB, enough space for approximately 400,000 photos, 240 hours of video or 500,000 songs(1).
In addition to the USB 2.0 interface, My Passport Studio's two high performance FireWire® 800 ports, makes it perfect for active and mobile creative professionals including photographers, videographers, graphic artists, and others who need the speed, capacity, and flexibility to access content anytime or anywhere. The dual FireWire ports provide blazing fast upload and transfer speeds while also allowing users to daisy chain additional drives or other peripherals such as HD camcorders. My Passport Studio also features hardware-based encryption and password protection software, and an all-metal design constructed for a sturdy feel in your hand and scratch resistance.
"The My Passport Studio is a perfect companion for the MacBook Pro and for creative professionals on the go," explains Jody Bradshaw, senior director and general manager of WD's consumer storage products group. "For those who create large content files such as photographers and videographers, they will now be able to carry it with them wherever they go, as well as create a backup copy of everything they produce without fear of running out of additional storage while on location."
WD, a storage industry pioneer and long-time leader, provides products and services for people and organizations that collect, manage and use digital information. The company designs and produces reliable, high-performance hard drives and solid state drives that keep users' data accessible and secure from loss. Its storage technologies serve a wide range of host applications including client and enterprise computing, embedded systems and consumer electronics, as well as its own storage systems. Its home entertainment products enable rich engagement with stored digital content.
WD was founded in 1970. The company's products are marketed to leading OEMs, systems manufacturers, selected resellers and retailers under the Western Digital®, WD® and HGST(TM) brand names. Visit the Investor section of the company's website (http://www.westerndigital.com)to access a variety of financial and investor information.
Western Digital, WD, the WD logo and My Passport are registered trademarks in the U.S. and other countries; My Passport Studio is a trademark of Western Digital Technologies, Inc. Other marks may be mentioned herein that belong to other companies. As used for storage capacity, one terabyte (TB) = one trillion bytes. Total accessible capacity varies depending on operating environment.
(1) Examples of the number of photos, songs, videos and any other files that can be stored on a hard drive are provided for illustrative purposes only. Your results will vary based on file size and format, settings, features, software and other factors.
The Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation Android Mobile Phone Application
Mobilotto, a subsidiary of Mobile Integrated Systems, is in production with an application for the secure order of Lottery Tickets and marketing communications to mobile devices
TORONTO, April 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Mobile Integrated Systems, Inc (OTCBB:LOTID), operating through its wholly-owned subsidiary Mobilotto Systems, Inc. ("Mobilotto"), today announced the deployment of a mobile lottery application for The Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation Lotteries. This Android application debuts the first mobile lottery application in Canada for a charitable lottery and allows users to register, receive notifications and order tickets directly from their mobile phones. Blackberry and iPhone versions will be released soon, giving most Smart Phone users a fast and convenient way to see prize offerings and order tickets. The announcement was made by Mr. Fulvio Ciano, President and Chief Technology Officer of Mobile Integrated Systems and Mobilotto.
"This release marks our official entry into the charitable fundraising market and is an exciting milestone for Mobilotto and for Charitable Lotteries," stated Mr. Ciano.
According to the Canada Revenue Agency, there are more than 80,000 registered Charities in Canada. Charitable donations exceed $8B annually in Canada and $275B in the United States.
The Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation Lotteries have raised more than $227 million since 1996.
The secure mobile lottery application for smart phones enables The Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation Lotteries to accept ticket orders, collect statistics and demographics, update subscribers in real time, and more. To learn more about the advantages and benefits of the solution click here:
Mobilotto is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Mobile Integrated Systems, Inc. (OTCBB:LOTID). Mobilotto is a technology company developing the next generation of electronic gaming to enable secure lottery and sports betting play on mobile devices. The Mobilotto solution can allow Lotteries to sell more tickets to new players, to decrease the cost of operations, and to build a relationship with players by executing direct to consumer marketing campaigns to their phone. Lottery operators, mobile network operators and media companies, in partnership with the lottery license holder, will now be able to securely deploy popular games. The application can be custom tailored to each Lottery operator's regulatory environment, security needs, game preferences and player/client objectives. The comprehensive solution combines secure electronic transactions, familiar game play, location/jurisdictional verification, player registration and player analytics.
Various risk factors that may affect our business, results of operations and financial condition are detailed from time to time in the Annual Report on Form 10-K and in the Current Reports on Form 8-K and other filings made by Mobile Integrated Systems, Inc. with the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission. The company's executive offices are located at 502-25 Adelaide St. East, Toronto, Canada; phone 416-479-0880. More information can be found at: www.mobilotto.com
About The Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation
The Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation raises funds to create and deliver a model for Personalized Cancer Medicine for patients at The Princess Margaret, across Canada and around the world. The Princess Margaret Hospital and its research arm, the Ontario Cancer Institute, includes The Campbell Family Cancer Research Institute and The Campbell Family Institute for Breast Cancer Research. PMH is part of the University Health Network, which also includes Toronto General Hospital, Toronto Western Hospital and Toronto Rehabilitation Network. More information about The Foundation can be found at http://www.pmhf.ca.
The Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation lotteries are intended for residents of Ontario.
SOURCE Mobile Integrated Systems, Inc.
Mobile Integrated Systems, Inc.
CONTACT: Hugh Morris, Marketing Communications of Mobilotto, +1-647-855-6468, firstname.lastname@example.org; or Kevin Shea, Associate Director, Public Relations of The Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation, +1-416-946-2898, email@example.com
Misonix Announces Government Services Partnership with Technical Communities
FARMINGDALE, N.Y., April 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Misonix, Inc. (NasdaqGM: MSON), a medical device company that designs, manufactures and markets innovative therapeutic ultrasonic products worldwide for wound debridement, spine surgery, cosmetic surgery, neurosurgery, laparoscopic surgery and other surgical applications, has entered into a new government services partnership agreement with Technical Communities, Inc.
The agreement authorizes Technical Communities to distribute the following Misonix products to federal government institutions:
-- SonicOne® - an innovative, ultrasonic wound cleansing and debridement
-- Hyalomatrix® - an advanced "skin substitute" for non-healing wounds and
-- SOMA(TM) - a hypochlorous acid based wound therapy solution
-- BoneScalpel(TM) - a novel ultrasonic bone cutting system for rapid, safe
and precise osteotomies
-- SonaStar® - a state-of-the-art, ultrasonic aspiration system for soft
and hard tissue
Located in California's Silicon Valley and the Washington DC corridor, Technical Communities serves more than 1,200 government and contractor buying organizations through its innovative online technology marketplaces and an extensive government-focused content network. With more than 12 years of experience in growing sales for its partners that sell to U.S. government agencies, prime federal contractors, state and local governments and educational organizations, Technical Communities is one of the fastest growing suppliers of technical solutions to the U.S. government.
"We are pleased to partner with Technical Communities in the very important government sector of healthcare product sales, said Michael A. McManus, Jr., President and Chief Executive Officer of Misonix. "We are particularly pleased that they will be marketing and selling our portfolio of advanced wound care products, as well as our flagship surgical products."
"Technical Communities is looking forward to working with Misonix and to further expanding our service in the medical device market," said Peter Ostrow, President and CEO of Technical Communities. "With Technical Communities' expertise in the federal market, we are committed to help Misonix achieve greater reach into government purchasing organizations."
Misonix products will be offered under General Services Administration (GSA) Schedule Contract V797-4410B and under the Department of Veterans Affairs federal Supply Schedule (VA FSS) 6511A, managed by Technical Communities. Technical Communities will provide Misonix with sales support, demand generation, marketing and reporting services. Misonix products will be available through Technical Communities' online marketplaces http://www.gsamart.com and http://www.testmart.com, as well as through the GSA's e-commerce website http://www.gsaadvantage.gov.
Misonix, Inc. designs, develops, manufactures and markets therapeutic ultrasonic medical devices. Misonix's therapeutic ultrasonic platform is the basis for several innovative medical technologies. Addressing a combined market estimated to be in excess of $3 billion annually; Misonix's proprietary ultrasonic medical devices are used for wound debridement, cosmetic surgery, neurosurgery, laparoscopic surgery, and other surgical and medical applications. Additional information is available on the Company's Web site at http://www.misonix.com.
About Technical Communities
Companies who sell to the government rely on Technical Communities for proven go-to-market solutions to grow sales, lower costs and reduce risks. With more than 12 years of public sector contract management, sales and marketing experience and with the largest proprietary database for government technical procurement, Technical Communities is one of the fastest growing suppliers of technical solutions to the U.S. government. Technical Communities has offices in California's Silicon Valley and the Washington, DC area. The company is the owner and operator of marketplaces http://www.gsamart.com, http://www.testmart.com, http://www.navicpmart.com, http://www.eurekaspot.com, and government business and procurement content network including http://www.govcontractsmagazine.com. For more information, visit http://www.technicalcommunities.com.
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Investor Relations Contacts
Misonix Contact: Lytham Partners, LLC
Richard Zaremba Robert Blum, Joe Dorame, Joe Diaz
SOURCE Misonix, Inc.
Personalised social shopping platform for groceries lets you shop from the
comfort of your living room
Digital Foodie, a Finnish startup based in Helsinki, has launched an iPad version of
Foodie.fm, the world's first personalised social shopping platform for groceries.
Foodie.fm is an online community that helps consumers shop smarter and eat better. For
grocery retailers Foodie.fm is a service that helps them engage more transparently with
their customers to build customer loyalty.
"iPads have changed the way we use mobile devices and where we use them. Most people
use their iPads in front of the TV or in the kitchen. The iPad is an ideal device for
browsing and following recipes, as well as shopping for groceries while keeping in touch
with friends," said Kalle Koutajoki, CEO of Digital Foodie. "Our goal is to make shopping
for groceries easy, personal and fun. This is why we launched the iPad version of
The new iPad version has the world's first personalised product category browsing and
shopping list capabilities that are based on users' eating and purchasing habits. Users
can easily decide on the product category level they want to browse and shopping lists can
be organised by aisle, recipe or product name. Shopping lists can also be accessed,
updated and shared via other devices and kept in sync all the time. Users can also decide
if they want to buy their food online or in store. The iPad's bigger screen also makes it
an ideal tool for viewing recipes in Foodie while cooking.
"Creating shopping lists and finding inspiration for cooking or buying groceries has
never been this easy. You can find products and recipes from your friends or from Foodie's
personalised recommendations with just one swipe. Foodie.fm is the only service with such
easy and social window-shopping capabilities," Koutajoki continues.
Foodie.fm's iPad version is currently available in Finland and it will be launched in
the UK by autumn.
At the core of Foodie.fm is a patent pending recommendation server that learns from
users' eating and purchasing habits and suggests recipes and groceries that match their
taste profile. Foodie's smart tailoring also takes into account users' personalised
preferences -- food allergies, intolerances, predilections and budget restrictions.
Foodie.fm is linked to retailers' real time assortment giving users easy option to buy all
the products seamlessly through the retailer.
In the UK, Foodie.fm is available as a beta and the product assortment is linked to
Tesco through the Tesco API enabling the community a direct checkout with Tesco.com. In
the UK, Foodie runs independently. In Finland Digital Foodie has created a close
co-operation with S Group, one of the largest retail chains in Scandinavia and the leading
retailer in Finland with a 44% market share, as well as with major brand partners.
Foodie.fm is currently available online and as Facebook, iPad, iPhone, Android and
Nokia applications. Foodie is free for consumers to use and currently has 200,000 unique
About Digital Foodie Ltd.
Foodie.fm is a multi-platform service designed by Digital Foodie. It is a fully
personalised social shopping platform used by major food-retailers and brands. For
consumers, Foodie.fm is a free service linked to the real-time product assortment and
checkout of a retailer empowering people to consume smarter and eat better. The core of
the service is formed by highly personalised food and product recommendations that make
everyday shopping easy and fun. For retailers, the Foodie.fm platform provides all the
tools needed to run modern eCommerce operations and home deliveries. Foodie.fm is
currently available on the web, Facebook, iPad, iPhone, Android and Nokia platforms.
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Red Ventures Announces Acquisition of HomeInsurance.com
The technology company plans to actively expand into the insurance category in 2012.
CHARLOTTE, N.C., April 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Red Ventures announced today that it has acquired HomeInsurance.com, a leading online provider of home and auto insurance. The acquisition is part of a broader strategy for Red Ventures, which has expanded into several new industries over the past year. The addition of the Wilmington, N.C. based company will increase the size of Red Ventures' workforce by more than 10 percent, and adds a fourth location to its existing campuses in South Carolina, Texas and Florida.
"This acquisition builds on our current success and will allow us to introduce our expertise into the insurance category," said Red Ventures CEO Ric Elias. "The industry is both complementary to our business model and aligns with our core competencies."
Red Ventures partners with some of the nation's largest brands to bring them high volumes of high-quality customers. Partners span across industries including: entertainment, data and internet, small business solutions, security, energy and software services. The company uses proprietary technology to market and sell services through a variety of online and offline channels. Red Ventures has experienced more than 50% growth every year for the past three years, and has tripled its employee base during the same window.
"The online marketing capabilities and technology-driven sales approach at Red Ventures is the perfect match for what we've built at HomeInsurance.com," said founder Carlos Lagomarsino. "This acquisition will give our business the tools it needs to fuel growth for years to come and we are proud to be joining one of the fastest-growing and best places to work."
About Red Ventures:
Red Ventures is a technology company that builds high-growth businesses. Through a combination of strategic marketing and sales, Red Ventures optimizes the customer lifecycle for large brands, from initial interest in the marketplace to the end transaction. Success is driven by advanced internet analytics, proprietary technology and the company's greatest competitive advantage - the people. Red Ventures has twice been ranked among the top 20 fastest-growing companies on the Inc. 500 list and has twice been named the Best Place to Work in Charlotte. Founded in 2000 by Ric Elias and Dan Feldstein, Red Ventures employs more than 1,400 people in four locations. Learn more at http://www.redventures.com.
CEVA-TeakLite-III Becomes Industry's First DSP Core to Offer Optimized Skype SILK Super Wideband Speech Codec
CEVA's native 32-bit audio DSP enables ultra-low power SILK codec implementation for high quality voice communications in mobile and digital home applications
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., April 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- CEVA, Inc. (NASDAQ: CEVA); (LSE: CVA), the leading licensor of silicon intellectual property (SIP) platform solutions and DSP cores, today announced the availability of the industry's first implementation of the popular Skype(TM) SILK(TM) super wideband speech codec on a DSP core. Optimized for the 32-bit CEVA-TeakLite-III family of audio DSPs and forward compatible with future versions of the widely-used CEVA-TeakLite DSP architecture, CEVA's implementation of the SILK codec delivers a high quality, cost-efficient voice communications solution for both mobile and digital home applications, with significant power savings compared to alternative solutions.
The SILK super wideband 24 KHz codec, developed and used by Skype, enables high quality voice communications through PC, mobile device and Smart TV applications. The computational complexity of wideband codecs, including the SILK codec, requires native 32-bit data processing rather than traditional 16 or 24-bit DSPs in order to achieve the optimal performance. The CEVA-TeakLite-III DSP is the only mass market proven native 32-bit DSP IP core that has been specifically architected to address these stringent wideband codec performance requirements.
For the many CEVA customers and partners already deploying the widely-deployed CEVA-TeakLite-III DSP for voice/audio processing in their mobile and digital home SoCs, this implementation of SILK enables them to easily embed this super wideband speech codec for Skype support into their existing designs.
"We are pleased to add support for this highly popular voice codec to the more than 90 other voice and audio codecs in the CEVA-TeakLite ecosystem. Skype has gained worldwide penetration as a reliable and widely available voice communications application that can be used in a variety of end products. The combination of our native 32-bit processing with the low power capabilities of the CEVA-TeakLite-III DSP will benefit product developers who wish to efficiently incorporate Skype support into their devices," said Moshe Sheier, director of product marketing at CEVA.
The CEVA-TeakLite-III is a native 32-bit, high performance audio DSP core, used in mobile application processors, audio CODEC chips, baseband processor chips and home entertainment main SoCs, to handle, among other tasks, advanced audio and voice scenarios, such as multi-microphone noise suppression for clearer voice communication and multi-stream audio playback with various post-processing functions. The DSP-based solution includes a configurable cached memory subsystem, a comprehensive set of optimized audio and voice codecs, and complete software development kit, including software development tools, prototype boards, test chips, system drivers and RTOS.
About CEVA, Inc.
CEVA is the world's leading licensor of silicon intellectual property (SIP) DSP cores and platform solutions for the mobile handset, portable and consumer electronics markets. CEVA's IP portfolio includes comprehensive technologies for cellular baseband (2G / 3G / 4G), multimedia (HD video, Image Signal Processing (ISP) and HD audio), voice over packet (VoP), Bluetooth, Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) and Serial ATA (SATA). In 2011, CEVA's IP was shipped in over 1 billion devices and powers handsets from every top handset OEM, including Nokia, Samsung, HTC, LG, Motorola, Sony, Huawei and ZTE. Today, more than 40% of handsets shipped worldwide are powered by a CEVA DSP core. For more information, visit http://www.ceva-dsp.com. Follow CEVA on twitter at http://www.twitter.com/cevadsp.
SOURCE CEVA, Inc.
CONTACT: Richard Kingston, CEVA, Inc., +1-650-417-7976, firstname.lastname@example.org, Mike Sottak, Wired Island, Ltd., +1-408-876-4418, email@example.com
Leeds City Council Secures Smart Devices and Mobile Apps With MobileIron
UK Council secures multi-OS mobile estate and introduces BYOD scheme
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., April 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Leeds City Council has selected MobileIron to manage and secure mobile devices and apps across the organisation. MobileIron is securing the Council's fleet of corporate-owned devices, supporting a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) program, and paving the way for the provision of specialist third-party apps to help streamline public services.
Leeds City Council is the second largest Local Authority in England and Wales, providing a broad range of public services including education, housing, transport and highways, social care, leisure and recreation, and waste management. Over 6,000 Council employees are supplied with corporate-owned mobile devices, 800 of which are Windows smartphones. Initially trialing ActiveSync to safeguard and manage its smartphone estate, the IT team, led by Marcus Hunter, Strategic Services Manager, concluded that a more comprehensive approach was required. He explains,
"With Microsoft at the core of our IT infrastructure we implemented ActiveSync to manage our smartphone estate. We determined that it didn't offer the level of visibility or security that we needed to manage a broad estate of devices and a potentially broad estate of applications going forward. We also wanted to adopt a mature smartphone platform for the corporate environment, and began assessing Android as the operating system of choice. We embarked on a project to refresh our entire enterprise mobility strategy, and a secure mobile device management solution (MDM) needed to be at the heart of this."
The team also noticed some employees were carrying two devices: corporate as well as personal devices. Recognising rising employee demand for smartphone use from across its workforce, the Council brought together the business case for enabling BYOD: increasing productivity and user experience whilst protecting sensitive information, and opening up the opportunity to reduce the costs of providing and maintaining corporate devices.
To meet the security and productivity needs, Leeds City Council assessed and piloted MDM solutions including MobileIron across a range of other market leading providers. Hunter explains, "We conducted trials on each of the MDM platforms and found individual strengths in encryption or heightened support for one particular OS. However, as we move towards iOS, Android and everything in between, we needed a platform that could support and secure a truly mixed mobile estate without adding complexity. We concluded that MobileIron was the best all round solution with the capabilities to do this."
Working with trusted partner, Qolcom, Leeds City Council implemented MobileIron. Keith Reading, director, at Qolcom explains, "The council is considering exciting plans to extend the MobileIron functionality across the city's 270 school sites, supporting 15,000 educational staff in their work. It is also investigating a shared services initiative where smaller surrounding councils can benefit from a slice of the platform. These ambitions could only be supported by an MDM solution that has the high-end security and management capabilities that MobileIron can offer."
Leeds is currently testing the productivity benefits of mobile applications, enabling specialist third party apps to employees in the highways department and housing association teams. With the MobileIron platform now in place, the Council is looking to develop its mobile app strategy using MobileIron's App Storefront for the discovery, deployment and security of both internal and external mobile apps.
Hunter concludes, "The central management functions of the platform mean that operational overheads will reduce. With technology to match the needs of our employees and support the corporate roadmap of the council, we are no longer limited in what we can do as both an IT department or as an organisation."
Positioned in the Leaders Quadrant of Gartner, Inc.'s Magic Quadrant for Mobile Device Management Software 2011, MobileIron is solving the problems CIOs face as business data and applications move to smartphones and tablets. The MobileIron Virtual Smartphone Platform and the MobileIron Connected Cloud are the first solutions to give IT and users real-time intelligence and control over mobile content, activity, and apps in order to secure the enterprise, reduce wireless cost, and improve the mobile user experience. For more information, please visit http://www.mobileiron.com.
Qolcom is a leading integrator of Mobile Device Management and Wi-Fi based solutions. Qolcom is a UK.-based corporation, with offices in Newbury, England and Stirling/Glasgow, Scotland. For more information about Qolcom, please visit http://www.qolcom.co.uk
Monsoon Commerce Expands Support for UK Online Merchants
New product capabilities and upcoming event signal an increased focus on UK market.
EMERYVILLE, Calif., April 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --Monsoon Commerce, Inc., a leading provider of online marketplace and e-commerce business solutions for mid-sized merchants, announced today multiple initiatives to increase support for online merchants and multi-channel retailers located in the UK. Along with the launch of new capabilities to support the selling of a broad set of product categories on marketplaces, the company will also host two complimentary seminars and a reception for current and prospective customers April 17-18, 2012 at the London Marriott Hotel Kensington.
"The Monsoon Commerce UK Summit presents a unique opportunity for new and seasoned online merchants to leverage expert-delivered sessions to gain new strategies and tactics for online marketplace selling and business operations," said Casey Carey, vice president of marketing for Monsoon Commerce. "We're particularly excited to showcase some new capabilities at the event, as these offer sellers the potential to significantly increase their sales on marketplaces such as Amazon and eBay."
The UK Summit offers existing customers sessions over two days, including an Online Merchant Seminar, a Customer Seminar, and a networking reception. Those new to Monsoon Commerce are encouraged to attend the Online Merchant Seminar and the networking reception. The seminars and reception are free to attendees.
To register for the UK Summit, or for more information about the event, please visit the event web site.
About Monsoon Commerce
Monsoon Commerce is an e-commerce solutions company powering the online success of mid-sized merchants. Our integrated solutions allow you to easily manage inventory, orders, and fulfillment; sell more products in more places; and intelligently price products across channels. Our more than 20,000 customers, including 2,500 online merchants and multi-channel retailers, commonly experience a level of success that is both impactful and enduring--at times, even transformational. We call it the Monsoon Effect. Learn more at monsooncommerce.com.
Smart Monitor(TM) Releases New Motion Detecting and Alerting Wristwatch in US
SmartWatch(TM), a wearable device that detects excessive movements outside the normal spectrum, sends alerts and records events for later review
SAN JOSE, Calif., April 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Smart Monitor, Corp., an innovative monitoring solutions provider for the healthcare and wellness markets, today announced its flagship product - the SmartWatch - is now available in limited quantities in the US.
SmartWatch is a patented device that continuously monitors movements and sends alerts upon detecting excessive and repeated motion. Users can also summon help with a simple push of a button.
"For the first time, there is a technology that can be used to either summon help when needed or will automatically send alerts when it detects sustained excessive movements," says Anoo Nathan, president of Smart Monitor. "This provides tremendous freedom for SmartWatch users, plus gives their family peace-of-mind."
The ability to track and record is an additional benefit of SmartWatch. It records the time, duration and location of any unusual occurrences. Users can securely access their private information and use archived data for subsequent review.
"We created the SmartWatch in response to requests from family members concerned about the safety and well-being of their loved ones," says Anoo Nathan president of Smart Monitor. "After years of development and user testing, we are happy the SmartWatch fits the need for an easy to use, wearable, intelligent monitoring and alerting device."
About Smart Monitor
SmartMonitor(TM) is a Silicon Valley company, specializing in intelligent monitoring solutions for the healthcare and wellness markets. Its flagship product, SmartWatch(TM), is an easy-to-use, motion detecting and alerting wristwatch that provides autonomy, peace-of-mind and automated record keeping. For more information visit http://www.smart-monitor.com.
SOURCE Smart Monitor, Corp.
Smart Monitor, Corp.
CONTACT: Kristi Ashton of Smart Monitor, +1-408-754-1695, firstname.lastname@example.org
Everyday Health and Trium Launch Original YouTube Channel with 10 Original Programs Led by Health & Wellness Superstars Joy Bauer, Dr. Laura Berman, Jillian Michaels & More
"Everyday Health: TV to Change Your Life" To Begin Changing Lives Today
NEW YORK, April 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Sex, food and health are just some of the informative topics discussed by America's favorite health and wellness experts on the new Everyday Health original YouTube channel, launched today.
Everyday Health, Inc., the leading health media company attracting 30 million monthly unique visitors online, today announced the debut of its original YouTube channel "Everyday Health: TV to Change Your Life." The new channel is part of YouTube's original channel initiative. Everyday Health partnered with Trium, a global independent production company with an industry-leading track record across all media platforms and five broadcast networks, to create primetime-ready health and wellness programming that entertains, engages and changes lives, every day.
In its first week, Everyday Health on YouTube will roll out 10 hours of original programming. Each consecutive week, 90 minutes of new episodes will premiere.
Everyday Health is leveraging the power of its talent and marketing expertise to create the new channel. Home to top websites from experts like Joy Bauer, Dr. Laura Berman, and Jillian Michaels among others, Everyday Health owns a powerful online audience of 30 million monthly unique visitors and enjoys the number one position in the health category. Now, the company is introducing this powerful demographic of health hand-raisers to YouTube. Everyday Health has also initiated "participatory programming" which allows existing fans an opportunity to be cast on shows.
"Everyday Health is making a serious investment in developing engaging and original video," explained Paul Slavin, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Global News and Everyday Health Studios. "By example, EverydayHealth.com increased video views tenfold in less than four weeks. With our expertise and commitment to creating entertaining health content, we believe our original YouTube channel will receive millions of views within its first three months."
"Trium is excited to combine the approach that has produced some of television's most successful franchises with our unprecedented digital experience to launch the Everyday Health channel. With more than 10 hours of original, broadcast-quality content at launch, this channel has the potential to be franchised across a number of platforms, and we are confident Everyday Health will become the premier online destination for health and lifestyle video programming," said Mark Koops, Trium's Managing Partner and Executive Producer of Everyday Health's YouTube programming. "Our goal is to create programs which provide viewers with engaging, fun and informative content that impacts their everyday lives from the foremost experts in that space, season after season. And this is just the beginning, so stay tuned for more!"
The channel's programming line-up includes weekly, daily and on-demand programs airing at set times on certain days, including:
-- Daily Dose With Jillian Michaels offers health and wellness expertise
from Jillian Michaels, best-selling author and former life coach for
NBC's hit TV franchise, The Biggest Loser. Daily Dose treats viewers to
snack-sized portions of Michaels's hugely successful podcasts. Her show
is a mix of celebrity one-on-one interviews and musings which lead
viewers on a journey to unlock their full potential. Topics range from
exercise and nutrition to tips on finding success in all aspects of
life. (Airing daily at 12 p.m. ET/9 a.m. PT, Mon. - Fri.)
-- Couples in Crisis is Dr. Laura Berman's original program where she
offers her signature advice, as seen on Oprah and OWN, to help real
couples better understand one another. Tips and how-tos vary based on
the couples, but audiences will be intrigued and surprised to learn how
non-verbal interactions can get the sexes in trouble with each other.
Dr. Laura Berman is the nation's leading sex and relationship expert, an
Everyday Health contributor, and also a best-selling author. (Airing
Thursdays at 1 p.m. ET/10 a.m. PT)
-- What the Heck Are You Eating? Joy Bauer knows how and what Americans
like to eat, and she embarks on a myth-busting mission to inspire her
audience to think differently about food. She shares little-known
facts, tips and how-tos for creating healthy and delicious alternatives
to unhealthy favorites. This is the signature program by well-known
nutritionist and best-selling author, Joy Bauer, MS, RD, CDN. (Airing
Wednesdays at 1 p.m. ET/10 a.m. PT)
-- Fitness Guinea Pig enlists people from all walks of life to test today's
most popular workouts, weight loss programs and fitness equipment and
showcase results so that viewers can figure out which ones are best for
them. The audience is sure to find a few laughs along the way. The
show has a revolving ensemble cast of characters. The first episodes
include Jenna Morasca (co-host of the Everyday Health television show
airing on ABC-TV stations), YouTube personality and comedian Mark
Malkoff, comedian Matthew Hoffman, ESPN sports reporter Chris Broussard,
professional soccer player Cobi Jones and YouTube personality and
comedian Grace Helbig. (Airing Mondays at 1 p.m. ET/10 a.m. PT)
The launch of the YouTube channel aligns with Everyday Health's objective to make health content across all media fun and informative for people at all stages of their health journey. It also fits with YouTube's stated plan to create new channels with premium, primetime-ready video, and longer form content to rival that of a traditional cable channel with broad appeal to both men and women.
The partnership with YouTube to create an original health and wellness channel is a component of the strategic plan established by Everyday Health in mid-2011 when it launched Everyday Health Studios to develop new video content, including the Everyday Health television series that debuted on the ABC stations in September. The Everyday Health YouTube channel is part of YouTube's plan to bring approximately 100 original channels to its platform that will be advertising-supported.
About Everyday Health, Inc.
Everyday Health is the leading new media health company. Attracting 38 million people monthly through its popular websites, mobile applications, and social media presence, Everyday Health inspires consumers to live healthier lives and helps doctors make more informed decisions for their patients. Everyday Health reaches an additional one million viewers per episode through its weekly TV series on ABC stations. The Company's broad portfolio of products spans the health spectrum, from in-depth medical content for condition prevention and management to healthy lifestyle offerings. Everyday Health was founded in 2002 by CEO, Ben Wolin, and President, Mike Keriakos.
Source: comScore Media Metrix; comScore Video Metrix; Facebook Insights; Twitter
Trium is a global independent production company founded by a trio of successful media executives, Mark Koops, Jared Tobman, and Eric Day. Together, they have created and produced over 1000 hours of television, including blockbusters The Biggest Loser, Masterchef, American Gladiators and Shear Genius; and more than 30 original digital series for MSN and Yahoo!, such as recently-launched Remake America, the 100-million-stream hit Who Knew? and series featuring Cat Cora, Bob Harper, Jack Welch, Carson Daly, and Andrew Zimmern. Trium is focused on partnering with leading networks and brands to create entertainment properties that provide a launching pad for ancillary and global licensing businesses.
YouTube is the world's largest online video community, allowing millions of people to discover, watch and share original videos. YouTube provides a forum for people to connect, inform and inspire others across the globe and acts as a distribution platform for original content creators and advertisers large and small. YouTube LLC is based in San Bruno, California, and is a subsidiary of Google Inc.
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Everyday Health, Inc.
CONTACT: Everyday Health, Inc.: Jennifer Perciballi, Vice President, Public Relations, +1-646-728-9777 office, +1-646-476-1245 mobile, email@example.com
Intelligent, progressive, application-based: The new Ziehm Imaging Internet site now
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The revamped company portal initially went live in a German, American English and
global English version. Further language versions for China, France, Spain and Russia are
Director Global Marketing