YouTrack InCloud, the Latest Generation of the Innovative Bug and Issue Tracker, Embraces Cloud Customers and Offers a Whole Winter of Free Use and a New User Type - Free Reporters
PRAGUE, December 8, 2011/PRNewswire/ --
JetBrains, creators of intelligent, productivity-enhancing development tools, today
announced the public release of YouTrack InCloud, a cloud-based version of its innovative
keyboard-centric bug and issue tracker, offering up to three months of free use.
YouTrack, with its unique approach to issue tracking that takes user experience to
another level, has proved its worth to development teams all over the world. Its main
concepts include a keyboard-centric approach, intelligent search queries, batch operations
on multiple issues from the command window, and full customization to fit any process.
"We at JetBrains have always followed the 'eat your own dog food' concept, so we
understand the value of easy, productive issue tracking," said Vadim Gurov, YouTrack Team
Lead. "With YouTrack InCloud, we take care of your issue tracker's hosting, maintenance
and upgrades, so your team can focus on the development process. We also introduce the
concept of additional Reporter accounts, letting you involve external users at no
additional cost. Last but not least, we offer a free plan to help startups adopt
What's so good about YouTrack InCloud?
- You get an all set-up ready-to-go issue tracker in less than 5 minutes
- No need to take care of hosting, maintenance and updates
- Your data are safe with daily backups stored on separate server
- SSL connection and custom domain
- Reporter accounts for your external users at no additional cost
- Free Plan for teams of up to 9 users
As an introductory period offer, you get the maximum available plan including 2,000
Users + 20,000 Reporters, free to use until February 29, 2012.
YouTrack InCloud pricing includes a free 9-user plan, and commercial plans starting
from as low as $10 a month for 10 Users and 50 Reporters. For details on YouTrack InCloud
pricing please see http://www.jetbrains.com/youtrack/buy/index.jsp
JetBrains is a technology-leading software development firm specializing in the
creation of intelligent, productivity-enhancing software. The company is widely known for
its innovative, award-winning Java(TM) integrated development environment, IntelliJ(R)
IDEA (see details on the Web at http://www.jetbrains.com/idea); ReSharper - a
productivity tool for .NET developers (see http://www.jetbrains.com/resharper);
TeamCity - a continuous integration and build management environment ( http://www.jetbrains.com/teamcity); and others. JetBrains maintains its headquarters
in Prague, Czech Republic and has R&D labs in St. Petersburg, Russia; Munich, Germany; and
Boston, Massachusetts. For more information, see http://www.jetbrains.com.
Note to Editors: JetBrains, YouTrack, IntelliJ, IntelliJ IDEA, ReSharper and TeamCity
are trademarks or registered trademarks of JetBrains, s.r.o. All other trademarks are the
properties of their respective owners.
MCLEAN, Va., Dec. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- LDiscovery llc, an international leader in eDiscovery Forensics and Collections, has announced the release of RCMgr(TM) 3.0, their proprietary suite of Remote Forensic Software Tools.
RCMgr provides law firms and corporations a legally defensible, cost effective method to collect data remotely to respond to e-discovery document production demands as well as to investigate internal matters or security intrusions.
LDiscovery's RCMgr Suite of Products can be used to collect data from servers, workstations and laptops, either by creating full forensic images or targeting individual files.
The RCMgr 3.0 Product Suite now includes RCMgr TMac, which can target files from Apple Mac Computers and iPhones, as well as RCMgr DDx, which can target files on Blackberry Smart Phones.
"We are very excited with the enhancements of our RCMgr 3.0 Product Suite," commented Chris Weiler, CEO and co-founder of LDiscovery. "RCMgr provides clients an easy to use forensic software tool to collect data more efficiently. We are committed to developing new technologies to manage eDiscovery better, quicker and at a lower cost, and RCMgr Suite is a large part of that commitment."
LDiscovery is a leader in end to end eDiscovery Management Solutions. As developers of our own trial tested collections, processing, review and production systems, we have the ability to quickly customize solutions to meet client demands. Our data center was constructed for US military and NSA to host critical data and is considered to be one of the industries most advanced hosting, cloud networking, infrastructure, and hardware programs available for eDiscovery
For more information on RCMgr or LDiscovery, please contact us at email@example.com.
CONTACT: Mark P. Seo, Product Management Consultant, +1-415-613-9882, firstname.lastname@example.org
AT&T Unwraps New High Tech Quincy Store in Time for the Holidays
Store Offers the Latest Devices for the Perfect Christmas Gift
QUINCY, Ill., Dec. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Just in time to provide a new option for holiday shoppers, AT&T* today announced the opening of a high-tech retail store in Quincy. The store offers a unique way for customers to interact with and shop for a wide array of communications and entertainment services, including a hands-on demonstration area to engage customers and provide a "try before you buy" service experience.
The Quincy location showcases a wide range of home and wireless solutions, including new tablets such as the Samsung Galaxy Tab(TM) 8.9 and the HTC Jetstream, as well as the latest in mobile device smartphones- the HTC Vivid(TM), HTC Titan(TM), Samsung Galaxy S(TM) II Skyrocket(TM), the Motorola Atrix(TM) 2, and the Blackberry(TM) Bold 9900.
"Wireless broadband is increasingly understood as critical to economic growth - for manufacturers, retailers, service providers, agri-business and virtually all employers in Illinois," said State Sen. John Sullivan. "Illinois has worked to improve laws to attract private sector investment in broadband networks - and this store demonstrates even more progress. But innovation is racing ahead and we can't fall behind."
Customers visiting the store can test drive various wireless data applications, including AT&T Navigator® which provides GPS navigation with turn-by-turn directions, or the AT&T Family Map, a family locator service designed to help give parents peace of mind.
"This new AT&T retail store in Quincy offers consumers and business the opportunity to see and experience the latest wireless devices," said State Rep. Jil Tracy. "I supported the state law to attract more private sector investment to Illinois' wireless networks because wireless broadband brings economic growth. This new store is great news for the greater Quincy area."
"This store opening is yet another example of AT&T investment in Illinois since state lawmakers passed and Gov. Quinn signed a new, modern telecommunications law for our state," said AT&T Illinois President Paul La Schiazza.
AT&T recently implemented its "Retail Promise" program to ensure that customers have the very best in-store shopping experience, based on their needs. The company uses its own wireless technology to quickly capture customers' comments, and posts this information to an internal website for store managers to review.
The Quincy store builds upon AT&T's overall commitment to the region. AT&T is continuing to expand and enhance its presence in central Illinois, ensuring consumers have convenient access to the latest in communications and entertainment services.
"Our Quincy store redefines the sales experience by allowing consumers to test drive our entire portfolio of products and services in an innovative way," said AT&T Illinois Vice President and General Manager Dave Fine. "Our goal is to help people choose the best mix of products and services that meet their individual needs to stay connected everywhere they live and work."
Located at 5201 Broadway Street, store hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Store Manager Tina Jones and her knowledgeable sales consultants are ready to assist customers--both business and consumer--with purchasing decisions and technical support.
To help celebrate the opening of this new store, AT&T will offer a free Sony Ericson Xperia(TM) Play 4G to customers who purchase a two-year service agreement and data plan. The Sony is a 4G Android smartphone with dual camera and Facebook located inside.
There are more than 70 AT&T owned-stores in Illinois. AT&T's products and services are also available at a number of authorized dealer and national retail locations.
*AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.
AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) is a premier communications holding company and one of the most honored companies in the world. Its subsidiaries and affiliates - AT&T operating companies - are the providers of AT&T services in the United States and around the world. With a powerful array of network resources that includes the nation's fastest mobile broadband network, AT&T is a leading provider of wireless, Wi-Fi, high speed Internet, voice and cloud-based services. A leader in mobile broadband and emerging 4G capabilities, AT&T also offers the best wireless coverage worldwide of any U.S. carrier, offering the most wireless phones that work in the most countries. It also offers advanced TV services under the AT&T U-verse® and AT&T | DIRECTV brands. The company's suite of IP-based business communications services is one of the most advanced in the world. In domestic markets, AT&T Advertising Solutions and AT&T Interactive are known for their leadership in local search and advertising.
AnyMP4 iPad to PC Transfer Ultimate - Professional iPad File Exporting Software
BEIJING, Dec. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- After releasing AnyMP4 iPad Transfer -- the versatile assistant software for iPad users -- AnyMP4 is releasing the professional assistant software, iPad to PC Transfer Ultimate, helping worldwide iPad users who are eager to transfer files from the iPad to a PC and work around iTunes' limitations, which only allow users to transfer files from PC to iPad.
With the professional capability of AnyMP4's iPad to Computer Transfer, users can easily and quickly export any files to their iPad, including Music, Movies, TV Shows, Podcasts, iTunes U, ePub, PDF, Audio Books, Camera Roll, Pictures, Voice Memos, and Camera Shots with perfect transferring quality. It can also transfer various iPad files to iTunes - users just select the "Transfer to iTunes" option and the program will complete the transferring process just in a few clicks.
Of course, it has the ability to help users back up all iPhone SMS and Contacts as database files to a computer local disc for safety. After transferring the iPad files to a PC, users can share their favorite pictures, videos and other contents with family or friends at will.
AnyMP4's iPad file to PC Transfer Ultimate also has a user-friendly design. With its exquisite and intuitive interface, users can preview all iPad photos, videos and music at random, and even auto-scan iPad devices and auto-search for files by Name, Album, Artist or Genre. With the Manual or Auto "File Filter" function, users can sort the backup files in a good order and find profiles easily.
To iPad 2 users, this iPad to PC software can also highly support an iPad 2 device. AnyMP4's iPad to PC Transfer Ultimate is compatible with all Apple devices and any iOS version (including the latest, iOS 5), such as iPod nano, iPod classic and iPod touch, iPhone, iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4 and even iPhone 4S.
AnyMP4, a software producer, aims to provide the best and world-class solutions for converting Blu-ray Discs, DVDs and video/audio files. AnyMP4 is dedicated to developing the most powerful multimedia processing software for users all over the world. Our product portfolio ranges from video tools, DVD tools, Blu-ray tools and more, on both Microsoft Windows and Apple's Mac OS X platforms. All of this software can help you easily solve almost all DVD/Blu-ray/video issues. For more details about AnyMP4, please visit: http://www.anymp4.com
HENDERSON, Nev., Dec. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- U-Swirl, Inc. (OTCQB: SWRL), parent to U-SWIRL International, Inc., the owner and franchisor of U-SWIRL Frozen Yogurt® cafes, announced today that it has launched a new "smart phone" application which will allow the user to receive currently available flavors on a cafe by cafe basis, nationwide. This application will provide directions and distance to the closest possible U-Swirl from wherever the user is when accessing the U-Swirl app.
"U-Swirl changes flavors throughout the year and this will allow guests the ability to shop for the flavors they love without having to drive to the locations first," stated Ryan Heroy head of Social Media. "Getting the word from the street before it goes stale really differentiates you from your competition and this application allows just that. We are able to communicate our products and brand experience while constantly looking to improve based on "real time" customer comments and suggestions." The application is free and available to anyone.
This press release contains forward-looking statements regarding the timing and financial impact of U-Swirl, Inc.'s ability to implement its business plan, expected revenues and future success. These statements involve a number of risks and uncertainties and are based on assumptions involving judgments with respect to future economic, competitive and market conditions and future business decisions, all of which are difficult or impossible to predict accurately and many of which are beyond the Company's control. Some of the important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those indicated by the forward-looking statements are general economic conditions, failure to achieve expected revenue growth, changes in our operating expenses, legal developments, competitive pressures, changes in customer and market requirements and standards, and the risk factors detailed from time to time in U-Swirl's periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including without limitation, the Company's Annual Report for the year ended December 31, 2010. The forward looking-statements in this press release are based upon management's reasonable belief as of the date hereof. U-Swirl, Inc. undertakes no obligation to revise or update publicly any forward-looking statements for any reason.
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Chartboost Expands Direct-Deal Marketplace to Android
Game Publishers Can Maximize Revenue Potential for their Apps during the Holidays
SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Chartboost announced that it is opening the closed Beta for Android and making its platform available for all Android games, just in time for the holidays. High-volume games on Android can now sell their own inventory directly to other games, skipping the 50-percent cut that ad networks generally charge. Smaller developers can cross-promote their own games for free and plug into a new monetization option that uses customizable full-screen interstitials (click for an example).
Given the strong Android interest that Chartboost received from its game-publisher clients, the company accelerated the development of its Android SDK and Android Server-Side solutions. Chartboost ran a closed Android Beta with two of the biggest Android developers, Animoca and Storm8, and several large publishers already are integrating the solutions in the coming weeks.
According to Maria Alegre, co-founder and CEO of Chartboost, the holiday season represents a big opportunity for the company's Android marketplace. "With the Android Market topping 10 billion downloads earlier this year and Android phones outselling iPhones by a 2-to-1 margin in the last three months, and many people purchasing new mobile phones over the holidays, now is the perfect time to launch the platform for game publishers to maximize the revenue potential of their apps."
Industry reports indicate that the Android operating system has outpaced Apple's iOS by 18% to 28% of the total market share in the U.S. in 2011. However, they also indicate that revenues through the Android platform (downloads and in-app commerce) represent 7% of iOS's. Most developers are, therefore, looking for new ways to monetize their apps through advertising.
The Chartboost platform offers a new monetization alternative that uses customizable, white?labeled full-screen interstitials to suggest other games that may interest users. Interstitials become an attractive game suggestion and are not perceived as if they were ads. When publishers do not use their inventory to promote their own games, they can sell it directly to other publishers and monetize their app. Publishers completely control the allocation of traffic between direct deals as well as the internal cross promotion within their network of apps.
Started by early ex-Tapulous employees, Chartboost (http://www.chartboost.com) offers a way for mobile games to make a lot more money by selling their traffic directly to buyers instead of paying a 50% fee to an ad network. The company launched early this year and is working with top iPhone publishers like Tinyco, Pocket Gems, Storm8, Funzio, Disney Mobile, Gameview, Crowdstar and Animoca. The company recently closed $2 million Series A funding with Translink Capital, SKTVC and XG Ventures.
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QuiBids Increases the Opportunity to Win Free Gifts and Prizes
Entertainment retail auction site, QuiBids, increases "12 Days of QuiBids" Sweepstakes to "25 Days of QuiBids"
OKLAHOMA CITY, Dec. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In response to high response and in the spirit of the holiday season, QuiBids, a leading entertainment retail auction site, has increased their "12 Days of QuiBids" Sweepstakes to the "25 Days of QuiBids."
Now, through December 25, QuiBids is giving away one prize a day in the "25 Days of QuiBids" sweepstakes, with prizes ranging from home and kitchen appliances to iPads and other electronics.
"We had such a great response to our '12 Days of QuiBids' that we want to spread even more of the holiday cheer that's emanating from QuiBids.com," said Jill Farrand, Director of Public Relations for QuiBids. "What better way to do that than by giving away even more fabulous prizes?"
To enter, just visit the QuiBids Facebook page and "like" their page; then fill out the entry form each day to win. A drawing will be conducted every day to award that day's prize; the prize winner's location determines the prize they will win. Prizes on days one through seven have included an Apple TV, cameras, an ice cream maker, a Cuisinart Countertop Rotisserie, and a Dyson Digital Slim Vacuum.
The Sweepstakes began on Thursday, December 1, 2011 and ends at 11:59 PM (CST) on Sunday, December 25, 2011.
QuiBids started in October 2009 as an attempt to improve the Internet auction model by making it more exciting, safer, and more reliable. We're based out of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and our goal as a business is simple: We are dedicated to providing an exciting online auction model with better deals for the consumer than any other website in existence.
Join the QuiBids community by liking QuiBids on Facebook, follow QuiBids on Twitter or visit the QuiBids YouTube page.
CONTACT: Jill Farrand, Director of Public Relations, +1-405-253-3883, email@example.com
Michael J. Fox Calls on Parkinson's Patients to Join "Fox Trial Finder" in New Issue of Neurology Now®
New Tool Aims to Bring Better Treatments Faster
ST. PAUL, Minn., Dec. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In his continued quest to outfox Parkinson's disease, actor Michael J. Fox is calling on people with Parkinson's and those without the disease to join the Fox Trial Finder, a new web tool that connects volunteers with clinical trials that desperately need Parkinson's patients to test new drugs and other treatments. Fox and his Fox Trial Finder are featured in the latest issue of Neurology Now®, the American Academy of Neurology's award-winning magazine for patients and caregivers, published by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, part of Wolters Kluwer Health.
Fox Trial Finder, created by The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research, helps people find clinical trials close to where they live and that may be a good match. It also empowers people by allowing them to take a proactive step in the fight against Parkinson's disease. People without Parkinson's can also join the Fox Trial Finder as clinical trials often need people without the disease to be studied.
"When I got my diagnosis, the first thing the doctor did was give me a prescription. If that doctor could have also given me a pamphlet describing something I could do to help myself and others over the long-term, that would have meant everything," Fox tells Neurology Now. "So, that's our vision. That's what we are working toward every day. We want patients and the Parkinson's community to receive the message: There is something you can do."
The Fox Trial Finder is part of a larger goal to bring better treatments to patients as quickly as possible. According to Fox's Foundation, less than one in 10 people with Parkinson's ever participate in a clinical trial and around 85 percent of clinical trials finish late because of trouble recruiting volunteers. Research shows that the majority of people with Parkinson's are willing to participate, but they don't know about the trials and websites for clinical trials have been hard to navigate.
"One of the greatest privileges for me is to be in this position where I am constantly exposed to the creativity and passion and commitment of the Parkinson's community," Fox tells Neurology Now. "All the different ways people are getting on the bus, doing whatever they can to help move the dial. When the cure is found -- and it will be -- it won't be because of me or our foundation. It will be because of all of us working together."
The American Academy of Neurology, an association of more than 24,000 neurologists and neuroscience professionals, is dedicated to promoting the highest quality patient-centered neurologic care. A neurologist is a doctor with specialized training in diagnosing, treating and managing disorders of the brain and nervous system such as Alzheimer's disease, stroke, migraine, multiple sclerosis, brain injury, Parkinson's disease and epilepsy.
The American Academy of Neurology, an association of more than 24,000 neurologists and neuroscience professionals, is dedicated to promoting the highest quality patient-centered neurologic care. A neurologist is a doctor with specialized training in diagnosing, treating and managing disorders of the brain and nervous system such as Alzheimer's disease, stroke, migraine, multiple sclerosis, brain injury, Parkinson's disease and epilepsy.
About Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (LWW) is a leading international publisher for healthcare professionals and students with nearly 300 periodicals and 1,500 books in more than 100 disciplines publishing under the LWW brand, as well as content-based sites and online corporate and customer services.
LWW is part of Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading global provider of information, business intelligence and point-of-care solutions for the healthcare industry. Wolters Kluwer Health is part of Wolters Kluwer, a market-leading global information services company with 2010 annual revenues of euro 3.6 billion ($4.7 billion).
EMC Drives Evolution of Big Data Analytics and Business Agility with Breakthrough Greenplum Unified Analytics Platform
Delivers Game-Changing Combination of a Relational Database with Hadoop Processing and a Social Network for Collaboration Among Data Science Teams
HOPKINTON,Mass., Dec. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --
-- Greenplum UAP is the foundation of a data analytics strategy that
enables organizations to be far more disciplined and proactive with
their most valuable asset, data. Across sectors, it helps organizations
achieve the operational and business agility (previously achieved by
Web-scale companies) required to compete effectively in the era of Big
-- EMC Greenplum Chorus opens data science teams up to an entirely new way
to collaborate across dispersed geographies and with very large data
sets. Through the Chorus interface, users get ready access to tools,
data and supporting resources that enable enterprise-wide Big Data
productivity. Frictionless and rapid collaboration across data science
teams helps to ensure useful insights get back to the business in time
to take the right actions, thus increasing agility and innovation.
-- The new EMC Greenplum UAP fuses three Greenplum products into the
industry's only unified offering to support Big Data analytics: 1) the
award-winning EMC Greenplum database for structured data; 2) the
enterprise Hadoop offering EMC Greenplum HD, for the analysis and
processing of unstructured data; and 3) EMC Greenplum Chorus(TM), which
acts as a productivity engine and social network for data science teams.
-- EMC® Corporation (NYSE: EMC) today announced the industry's
next-generation platform to support Big Data analytics--the EMC
Greenplum(TM) Unified Analytics Platform (UAP), combining co-processing
of structured and unstructured data with a productivity engine and
social network that shatters current barriers and enables collaboration
among data science teams.
EMC Corporation (NYSE: EMC) today unveiled the industry's next-generation platform to support Big Data analytics--the EMC Greenplum Unified Analytics Platform (UAP). Greenplum UAP is a single, unified data analytics platform that is extensible to other tools and uniquely able to support the analytics process by facilitating the discovery and sharing of insights from Big Data, in turn leading to greater business value than ever before.
Like many top Web-scale companies before them, mainstream businesses are starting to catch the Big Data analytics wave, recognizing data as the key enabler of business agility--the ability to adapt rapidly, proactively and cost efficiently to changes in the business environment. Traditional business intelligence (BI) tools typically crunch numbers to report what happened in the past and why. In the era of Big Data, new technologies like the Greenplum UAP and the emerging discipline of data science help organizations achieve an unprecedented degree of foresight and business agility.
Top Internet companies have set new standards for organizations that want to reap the benefits of Big Data analytics by anticipating the future through advanced or predictive analytics and then rapidly turning that insight into action. The results include greater customer intimacy and responsiveness, highly agile operations, faster time-to-market and new value creation. Across sectors, companies are preparing to bring these capabilities into their organizations and start realizing the benefits of Big Data analytics.
Why a Unified Platform?
Due to technology limitations, many companies approach Big Data analytics as a "departmental science project." This prevents the broader organization from taking advantage of all of their data, systems and people - and its ability to become more data-driven and competitive. Leading organizations know that if they are going to keep pace with the fast-evolving data landscape, they must quickly update their business intelligence infrastructure with Big Data technologies and embed analytics into the core of every key business process.
Greenplum's non-monolithic approach to Big Data analytics leverages all of an organization's data--structured and unstructured--and includes next-generation tools to empower the data scientist and other professionals who are increasingly part of the data science team. In order to glean insight from massive volumes of data and take the right actions, organizations need to do more than handle the co-processing of structured and unstructured data. They also need to ensure that the people who work with the data are able to iterate and collaborate on datasets and be as productive as possible. EMC Greenplum Chorus meets this need, offering a single interface for all an organization's data together with virtual databases for exploration and innovation, and social collaboration for insight and analysis.
By providing the foundation for organizations to become data driven and develop a data-centric culture, Greenplum UAP helps organizations realize the full promise of business agility in the era of Big Data. Greenplum UAP will be available in the first quarter of calendar 2012.
Mike Brown, Chief Technology Officer, comScore
"We believe UAP will be transformational in the industry because it will provide a unifying platform for powerful and agile analytics. The seamless processing of the structured and unstructured data is critical to driving rapid innovation that is required in today's environment. It is the fusing of these multiple types of data at large scale that is where the magic lies to drive innovation and agility in business today."
Julie Lockner, Senior Analyst, Vice President Data Management, Enterprise Strategy Group
"EMC is leveraging Big Data analytics to drive business value for its customers and prospects. With the introduction of the EMC Greenplum Unified Analytics Platform, they are setting industry direction giving data science teams a better way to accelerate the time to value for Big Data. All the components necessary for a successful implementation are available in Greenplum UAP. While everything is conveniently packaged in a single platform, EMC is also providing open integration and APIs with the customer's tool vendor of choice. The beauty is that they are not about locking customers into a single tool or technology stack. This, combined with Greenplum Chorus, makes the company's offer very compelling."
Scott Yara, Senior Vice President of Products, Greenplum, a division of EMC
"There's no mistaking it, the Big Data era has arrived. Everyone is talking about it, everybody wants to do it but not everyone knows how. We think that analytics are the key to success in the Big Data era. With the introduction of the EMC Greenplum Unified Analytics Platform, EMC is delivering the keys to helping organizations extract the most value out of vast amounts of data and create more agile, data-savvy businesses."
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About Greenplum, a division of EMC
Greenplum, a division of EMC, is driving the future of Big Data analytics with breakthrough products that harness the skills of data science teams to help global organizations realize the full promise of business agility and become data-driven, predictive enterprises. The division's products include Greenplum Unified Analytics Platform, Greenplum Data Computing Appliance, Greenplum Database, Greenplum Analytics Lab, Greenplum HD and Greenplum Chorus. They embody the power of open systems, cloud computing, virtualization and social collaboration<enabling global organizations to gain greater insight and value from their data than ever before possible.
EMC Corporation is a global leader in enabling businesses and service providers to transform their operations and deliver IT as a service. Fundamental to this transformation is cloud computing. Through innovative products and services, EMC accelerates the journey to cloud computing, helping IT departments to store, manage, protect and analyze their most valuable asset -- information -- in a more agile, trusted and cost-efficient way. Additional information about EMC can be found at http://www.EMC.com.
EMC, Greenplum, and Greenplum Chorus are trademarks or registered trademarks of EMC Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their owners.
This release contains "forward-looking statements" as defined under the Federal Securities Laws. Actual results could differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements as a result of certain risk factors, including but not limited to: (i) adverse changes in general economic or market conditions; (ii) delays or reductions in information technology spending; (iii) the relative and varying rates of product price and component cost declines and the volume and mixture of product and services revenues; (iv) competitive factors, including but not limited to pricing pressures and new product introductions; (v) component and product quality and availability; (vi) fluctuations in VMware, Inc.'s operating results and risks associated with trading of VMware stock; (vii) the transition to new products, the uncertainty of customer acceptance of new product offerings and rapid technological and market change; (viii) risks associated with managing the growth of our business, including risks associated with acquisitions and investments and the challenges and costs of integration, restructuring and achieving anticipated synergies; (ix) the ability to attract and retain highly qualified employees; (x) insufficient, excess or obsolete inventory; (xi) fluctuating currency exchange rates; (xii) threats and other disruptions to our secure data centers or networks; (xiii) our ability to protect our proprietary technology; (xiv) war or acts of terrorism; and (xv) other one-time events and other important factors disclosed previously and from time to time in EMC's filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. EMC disclaims any obligation to update any such forward-looking statements after the date of this release.
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Champion Energy Services Launches Small Business Enrollment Website
Available Initially to Texas Customers; Other Markets to Follow in Early 2012
HOUSTON, Dec. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Scott Fordham, president and chief executive officer, today announced that Champion Energy Services (championenergyservices.com) has launched PoweringYourBusiness.com to offer online enrollment for commercial customers in Texas that have annual usage under 100,000 kWh.
"There are more than one million Texas businesses that spend under $2,000 a month for electricity, and Champion Energy is excited to target this vital market sector that, until now, has been underserved by suppliers," said Fordham. "Unlike other retail electricity providers that follow the same process to price both small and large usage contracts, Champion Energy has greatly simplified the process via PoweringYourBusiness.com, allowing a complete self- enrollment process that smaller commercial customers can complete in a short amount of time."
PoweringYourBusiness.com allows prospective Texas customers to view pricing and access online enrollment tools to select a contract term, provide company and usage information, and complete the online contracting and enrollment process.
About Champion Energy Services
Houston-based Champion Energy Services is the fastest-growing retail electric provider in the nation and the largest never to have been affiliated with a utility. Champion Energy currently serves residential, governmental, commercial and industrial customers in deregulated electric energy markets in Texas, Illinois, Pennsylvania, Ohio, New Jersey and Maryland. The company has ranked "Highest in Residential Customer Satisfaction with Retail Electric Service, Two Years in a Row" according to the J.D. Power and Associates 2010-2011 Texas Residential Retail Electric Provider Customer Satisfaction Studies(SM).* Backed by the financial strength of Texas-based Crane Capital and EDF Trading North America, LLC, the company serves 1,000,000 residential customer equivalents, with a peak load near 2,200 megawatts. PUCT No. 10098, PA PUC license A-2009-2124113, Ohio PUC certificate 09-166E(1), Illinois (ICC) docket 10-0168, New Jersey BPU license ESL-0082, Maryland IR-2196.
LightSquared and Skype Co-Founder's FreedomPop Partner to Offer Free Broadband Services
RESTON, Va. and LOS ANGELES, Dec. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- LightSquared(TM), a wholesale carrier building a nationwide wireless broadband network that will create consumer choice and drive industry innovation, and FreedomPop, a disruptive new company that will offer free broadband and voice services to all Americans, have signed a wholesale network agreement.
FreedomPop is spearheaded by Niklas Zennstrom, co-founder of Skype, and his venture capital firm Atomico. The company will launch in 2012 with its ultimate objective to ensure that every American has access to fast, free and convenient communication services. FreedomPop will initially target underserved markets.
"The Internet is a right, not a privilege," said Matt Ingrid, COO of FreedomPop. "With the economic efficiencies delivered by LightSquared's wholesale business model, we can achieve our objective to deliver flexible high-speed wireless access to anyone at a fraction of the cost and inconvenience seen in today's market."
As LightSquared's 4G-LTE network comes online starting in the second half of 2012, FreedomPop will use the company's world-class network to power its mobile broadband service and provide advanced wireless services to customers across the country.
Bringing connectivity to all Americans is a key tenet of LightSquared's vision. "FreedomPop represents the kind of disruptive service model that LightSquared is enabling, and shares our belief that broadband access is a right for everyone," said Sanjiv Ahuja, chairman and chief executive officer of LightSquared. "Our nationwide network will allow FreedomPop to make a profound impact by delivering affordable high-speed wireless access to underserved communities across the country."
LightSquared's mission is to revolutionize the U.S. wireless industry. With the creation of the first-ever, wholesale-only nationwide 4G-LTE network integrated with satellite coverage, LightSquared offers people the speed, value and reliability of universal connectivity, wherever they are in the United States. As a wholesale-only operator, LightSquared will deploy an open 4G wireless broadband network to be used by existing and new service providers to sell their own devices, applications and services - at a competitive cost and without retail competition from LightSquared. The deployment and operation of LightSquared's network represent more than $14 billion of private investment over the next eight years. For more information about LightSquared, please go to http://www.LightSquared.com, http://www.facebook.com/LightSquared and http://www.twitter.com/LightSquared.
Founded in 2011, FreedomPop is building a new wave telecom company. Its aim is to provide disruptive voice and internet services to all Americans and to ensure that no one is left off the "connected grid." FreedomPop's initial service will launch in 2012. Visit http://www.FreedomPop.com for more information.
CONTACT: Amy Rosenberg
Burson-Marsteller for LightSquared
Tel: (212) 614-4558
This release contains forward-looking statements and information regarding LightSquared and its business. Such statements are based on the current expectations and certain assumptions of LightSquared'smanagement and are, therefore, subject to certain risks and uncertainties. The forward-looking statements expressed herein relate only to information as of the date of this release. LightSquared has no obligation to update these forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this release, nor is there any assurance that the plans or strategies discussed in this release will not change.
Glu Mobile Unveils a Massive New Update to Gun Bros: Multiplayer Deathmatch
Gun Bros fans can now play against other "bros" in real-time multiplayer via Game Center
SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Glu Mobile Inc., a leading global developer and publisher of Social Mobile games for smartphone and tablet devices, today announced a huge update to the Gun Bros franchise -Multiplayer Deathmatch! In this multiplayer mode, bros compete in synchronous head-to-head Deathmatches in real time with their friends and other Gun Bros players.
In Multiplayer Deathmatch, players battle it out, bro versus bro, and with new Deathmatch powerups, players get an edge with speed, defense and attack boosts.
"With more than 11 million downloads on iPad, iPhone and iPod touch to datethe Gun Bros franchise continues to push the innovation envelope by delivering features that fully utilize the capability of mobile devices," said Daren Chencinski, VP of Production at Glu Mobile. "We're thrilled to bring new social features to the game that allow Gun Bros fans to battle it out in real time."
Additional features of the Gun Bros Deathmatchupdate include:
-- And finally you can convert coins to War Bucks!
-- New Bro-op challenges that allow you to earn War Bucks, coins, XP and
-- New Deathmatch powerups! Get an edge with speed, defense and attack
-- Mulitplayer Deathmatch: Battle your friends in real time on 3G and
Glu MobileGlu Mobile (NASDAQ:GLUU) is a leading global developer and publisher of Social Mobile games for smartphone and tablet devices. Glu's unique technology platform enables its titles to be accessible to a broad audience of consumers all over the world - supporting iOS, Android, Windows Phone, Google Chrome and beyond. Glu is focused on bringing the best in social, freemium, cross-platform mobile gaming experiences to the mass market. Founded in 2001, Glu is headquartered in San Francisco and has major offices in Kirkland, Washington, Brazil, Canada, China, Russia and the UK. Glu is focused on creating compelling original IP and also partners with leading entertainment brands including Activision, Atari, Caesar's and Fox. Consumers can find high-quality entertainment created exclusively for their mobile devices wherever they see the 'g' character logo or at http://www.glu.com. For live updates, please follow Glu via Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/glumobile or become a Glu fan at Facebook.com/glumobile.
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Black Castle Developments Holdings, Inc. Signs Letter of Intent to Acquire Stake in $3.3 Billion Mobile Marketing Industry
FRESNO, Calif., Dec. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Black Castle Developments Holdings, Inc. (Pink Sheets:BCDH) ("BCDH"), a holding company targeting the acquisition of undervalued, niche companies, and owner of Black Castle Developments, which purchases non-performing notes and bank-owned, income-producing commercial real estate properties, announced today that it has entered into a letter of intent to acquire over 90% of bizM3 (http://www.bizM3.com), a pioneer in digital signage technology and multi-level mobile marketing solutions.
bizM3 is one of the first companies to deliver a multi-channel strategy that allows businesses to add a mobile call-to-action to all of its existing marketing channels, both digital and traditional. bizM3's highly differentiated proprietary technology is capable of sending SMS (text messages), MMS (images), IVR (voice), WAP (mobile websites) and digital signage (out-of-home/ in-premise advertisements). The company has demonstrated early success with clients such as the U.S. Postal Service, and its pipeline of customers keeps growing. Leveraging its FCC-compliant digital signage technology, bizM3 enables businesses to utilize their existing TV screens in their place of business, whether at a grocery store, restaurant, bar or hotel, to run revenue-generating advertisements. bizM3 is in the early stages of generating revenues from the sale of its digital signage and integrated mobile marketing solutions.
"bizM3 presented us with a very unique opportunity to not only diversify our current portfolio, but to capitalize on the explosive growth potential of the consumer mobile marketing industry," said Jeff Holroyd, CEO of BCDH. According to The International Telecommunication Union, in 2010, the number of mobile subscriptions reached 5.3 Billion worldwide. In the U.S., 302.9 million subscribers, or 96 percent of all Americans, are mobile users. According to Gartner Research, mobile ad revenue is expected to generate $3.3 billion in revenue in 2011, and then skyrocket to $20.6 billion in 2015, more than doubling from year-to-year. "We are truly excited to see where bizM3 is headed, and believe this acquisition will create an exciting new chapter for BCDH shareholders," added Holroyd.
Upon the close of the acquisition, expected by the end of 2011, bizM3 will operate as an owned subsidiary of BCDH. The all-stock transaction is expected to be non-dilutive to existing shareholders with a valuation and purchase price of $4,000,000.
bizM3 is a leading mobile marketing technology company that provides solutions and tools for businesses to enhance their advertising campaigns and deployment strategies. bizM3's digital signage technology is FCC-compliant and is being rolled out to existing television sets in high traffic restaurants, sports bars, hotels and other hospitality locations. bizM3's patented, back-end content management system allows multi-channel marketing campaigns to be planned and launched in minutes. Businesses can deliver timely alerts containing mobile coupons, special offers, rewards, text-2-win announcements or links to mobile websites to engage, entice and retain consumers. BizM3 gathers the market intelligence, consumer buying profiles and analytics needed to make each campaign successful and generate the highest ROI for its customers. For more information, visit bizm3.com.
About Black Castle Developments Holdings, Inc.
Black Castle Developments Holdings, Inc. ("BCDH") is a holding company focused on the merger and acquisition of undervalued, revenue-generating companies that operate in high-growth niche markets. BCDH plans to leverage its management resources and status as a public entity to assist acquired companies to achieve and/or grow their profitability. For more information, visit http://www.blackcastledevelopments.com.
Statements contained in this news release, other than those identifying historical facts, constitute "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and the Safe Harbor provisions as contained in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements relating to the Company's future expectations, including but not limited to revenues and earnings, technology efficacy, strategies and plans, are subject to safe harbors protection. Actual Company results and performance may be materially different from any future results, performance, strategies, plans, or achievements that may be expressed or implied by any such forward-looking statements. The Company disclaims any obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements.
Spread Your Zombie Virus Throughout the World in Glu Mobile's Newest Game, Infected
Eat or be eaten...these zombies wait for no one
SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Glu Mobile Inc., a leading global developer and publisher of Social Mobile games for smartphone and tablet devices, today announced Infected, the new freemium App for the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. Infected takes players into a world overrun with virus infected zombies, incubated in the streets of New York City. This virus continues to turn seemingly normal people into insane, violent zombies. It's eat or be eaten - either cleanse the streets of the mad, flesh-hungry infected or say your goodbyes.
This challenging strategy-defense game requires players to survive the zombie onslaught with the help of cooperative units of fighting NYC cops and muggers, as well as explosive vehicles. Players can join forces with friends on Facebook, Game Center and OpenFeint to spread their own unique viruses throughout the world in multiplayer counter-attack campaigns. Tired of playing nice? Turn from ally to enemy and start infecting those same friends.
"Infected brings the strategic, tower defense experience to a Social Mobile platform," said Brian Lowe, Executive Producer at Glu Mobile. "Fans of fast-paced, multiplayer gaming will enjoy connecting with friends to battle in a global effort."
Infected offers a number of ways to defend yourself and spread viruses to others including:
-- CUSTOMIZE YOUR VIRUS: use accessories to change the appearance and
effects of zombies!
-- MULTIPLAYER ATTACKS: infect your friends and let your virus take over
the world in multiplayer mode!
-- DEFENSE LINES: deploy defensive units like NYC cops, muggers, vehicles
and more in campaign mode!
The Infected App is available for free from the App Store on iPad, iPhone and iPod touch or at http://itunes.apple.com/app.
Glu Mobile (NASDAQ:GLUU) is a leading global developer and publisher of Social Mobile games for smartphone and tablet devices. Glu's unique technology platform enables its titles to be accessible to a broad audience of consumers all over the world - supporting iOS, Android, Windows Phone, Google Chrome and beyond. Glu is focused on bringing the best in social, freemium, cross-platform mobile gaming experiences to the mass market. Founded in 2001, Glu is headquartered in San Francisco and has major offices in Kirkland, Washington, Brazil, Canada, China, Russia and the UK. Glu is focused on creating compelling original IP and also partners with leading entertainment brands including Activision, Atari, Caesar's and Fox. Consumers can find high-quality entertainment created exclusively for their mobile devices wherever they see the 'g' character logo or at http://www.glu.com. For live updates, please follow Glu via Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/glumobile or become a Glu fan at Facebook.com/glumobile.
GLU, GLU MOBILE and the 'g' character logo are trademarks of Glu Mobile Inc.
Media ContactMike DeLaetGlu Mobile Inc.PR@glu.com(415) 800-6137Jason EnriquezWeber Shandwick Worldwidejenriquez@webershandwick.com(415) 215-9498
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Further Security Training Required to Combat Computer-Based Crimes
ABU DHABI, UAE, December 8, 2011/PRNewswire/ --
Last quarter (Q3 2011), McAfee, silver sponsor of Black Hat Abu Dhabi
(http://www.blackhat.com) recorded an average of 7,300 new bad sites per day.
According to the report, North America still leads by a large margin, with 66 percent of
servers. Europe and the Middle East remain in second rank with 23 percent. The evolving
nature of cybercrime and enterprise security necessitates the need for continuous training
and education in this crucial area of network management.
C.J. Ajayakumar, CEO, and President of Cambridge Education, said, "Because of the
reality of computer based crimes, and to help protect our economic stability, it is
important for enterprises to train the employees responsible for conducting
investigations. This covers what digital evidence is, where it is likely to be located,
how to identify it, and the processes to follow in the proper acquisition and analysis of
Cambridge Education, which has trained approximately 21,000 working professionals in
the field of Information Technology (IT), Project Management, Cyber Security, Supply
Chain, Risk Management, and Information Security, supports the need for further training
in the region.
To highlight their continued support of training in the region, Cambridge Education is
a Silver sponsor of this year's Black Hat Abu Dhabi. Black Hat Abu Dhabi will offer a full
range of ten training sessions over two days, followed by two days of three briefing
tracks running simultaneously alongside the exhibition. The briefings will discuss and
demonstrate the latest and most important security issues facing the market today.
Black Hat Abu Dhabi 2011 runs from the 12th to 15th December 2011 at Emirates Palace
and is the world's leading IT security conference.
The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) represented by the UAE Computer
Emergency Response Team (aeCERT) in cooperation with Khalifa University of Science,
Technology, and Research in partnership with UBM brings the event to the Middle East.
The keynote speaker at Black Hat Abu Dhabi 2011 is General Michael Hayden, United
States Air Force (USAF), Retired, former Director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)
and Deputy Director of the National Security Agency (NSA).
Individuals, associations, government bodies, academic institutions and companies
interested in finding out more about Black Hat Abu Dhabi should contact the organisers,
UBM Middle East for information, on +971-2-406-4471 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Black Hat briefings and training is the largest and most important security conference
series in the world. Black Hat Abu Dhabi is organised by UBM Middle East on behalf of
TechWeb, a division of UBM.
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Mita Srinivasan, Market Buzz, email@example.com, +971-4-3625484
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Bryan Espie, Marketing Director, UBM Middle East, firstname.lastname@example.org or
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., Dec. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- General Cannabis, Inc. (OTCBB: CANA), (OTCQX: CANA), a technology-based Internet marketing services company, today announced that WeedMaps Media, Inc. has acquired the Android smartphone application WeedLaws.
WeedLaws is a user-friendly application that enables medical cannabis patients and providers to research state laws regarding legal cannabis use within their state and stay informed about regulatory activity in the medical cannabis industry nationwide. Already the most accurate and complete database of Marijuana laws in existence, management anticipates creating an expanded version of the WeedLaws application for market release during the first quarter of 2012.
The acquisition of the WeedLaws application follows WeedMaps Media's recent purchase of the domain name Marijuana.com.
"We're proud to acquire WeedLaws, which we believe represents one of the most innovative and important cannabis applications within an increasingly active mobile space," said Justin Hartfield, Chief Web Officer of WeedMaps. "With our upcoming release of WeedMaps.com/Lawyers on our http://www.WeedMaps.com portal, our purchase of WeedLaws furthers our efforts to keep medical marijuana patients informed by providing the most robust resources for the medical cannabis community. Usage of our WeedMaps Android application has skyrocketed since its launch in September, which indicates the importance of mobile applications for our industry. Our new WeedLaws application will assume the WeedMaps brand after improvements to its content and functionality are completed. We look forward to its re-release next quarter."
"Acquiring the WeedLaws app is in line with our ongoing efforts to provide the most accurate and pertinent information in the medical cannabis industry," said Doug Francis, President of General Cannabis. "We believe that WeedLaws reinforces our stance as the place to go for accurate information on medical marijuana and we are proud to welcome it to the WeedMaps family."
About General Cannabis
General Cannabis, Inc., a technology-based Internet marketing services company, offers customers an integrated suite of services including media, technology, marketing and information. Founded in 2010, General Cannabis is headquartered in Newport Beach, California. The Company's common stock trades on the OTC market's highest tier, OTCQX, under the ticker symbol "CANA." http://www.GeneralCannabis.com
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Trey Songz, J. Cole and 3BallMTY Headline Muve Music(TM) Monthly Artist Programs
SAN DIEGO, Dec. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Cricket Communications, a leading provider of innovative and value-driven wireless services, today announced exclusive Muve Music content with the release of the December Muve Headliner and Muve First artists. In the month of December, Muve Music from Cricket is pleased to showcase two artists, J. Cole and 3BallMTY (pronounced Tribal Monterrey) as part of its monthly Muve First program and Trey Songz as part of its monthly Muve Headliner program.
Beginning Monday, Nov. 28, Muve customers had the new 3BallMTY album titled "INTENTALO" exclusively for one week before any other music service. Muve First artist 3BallMTY is Erick Rincon, Sheeqo Beat (Sergio Zavala) and DJ Otto (Alberto Prensada). Creators of a unique sound known as 'Tribal Music', their music beats are captivating audiences worldwide and have spurred a movement that is already impacting clubs and dance halls in Mexico, the United States, Latin America and European countries such as Germany and Portugal.
The Muve First spotlight also shines on Roc Nation/Columbia artist J. Cole this month with a Muve Music exclusive commentary album titled "Cole World: The Sideline Story". With this album, customers are getting a behind-the-scenes look from J. Cole which includes an interview and a guided tour through each song's inspiration. Back on Oct. 5, J. Cole scored the #1 album in the country with his debut release, Cole World: The Sideline Story, and other milestones quickly followed - the biggest debut album from a new artist this year, the first debut album by a solo artist to debut in the # 1 position in more than 17 months and the biggest digital album debut from a new artist since January 2010.
Trey Songz, this month's Muve Headliner artist has partnered with Muve Music on a special "Muve Sessions" interview/storytelling album version of his newest release, titled "Inevitable". This exclusive commentary takes Muve listeners through every song and shows why he is among the most promising R&B artists of all time! Trey Songz is a Grammy nominated multifaceted singer-songwriter, producer and actor. With an assortment of major awards under his belt, Muve customers are getting an exclusive window into Trey's life and career with this commentary album. Trey displays effortless vocal dexterity while simultaneously relaying complex emotional depth and power. Trey is also set to release his full length studio CD "CHAPTER V" in spring 2012.
How to Get Muve Music
Muve Music is available on the Samsung Vitality, ZTE Score, ZTE Chorus and Samsung Suede at Cricket company-owned stores and at http://www.mycricket.com, as well as through select partner retail outlets. Additional accessories are available for purchase including premium headphones, an audio jack and Bluetooth adapter to connect to home and car stereos, either wired or wirelessly.
Cricket is the pioneer of simple and affordable unlimited wireless services with no long-term commitments or credit checks required serving approximately 5.8 million customers. Cricket products are available nationwide. Cricket offers wireless voice and broadband Internet services over the latest technology, high-quality, all-digital 3G CDMA2000 1X and 1xEV-DO wireless network. Cricket's nationwide wireless voice service plans include unlimited anytime minutes, unlimited U.S. long distance, unlimited text and picture messaging, unlimited text to Mexico, unlimited Mobile Web, unlimited directory assistance, as well as a variety of calling features and feature-rich mobile applications such as popular games, ringtones and wallpapers. For more information on Cricket, visit http://www.mycricket.com. Cricket is offered by Leap Wireless International, Inc., headquartered in San Diego, Calif. For more information on Leap, visit http://www.leapwireless.com.
iPad® serves as an additional screen to watch live programming in the home
CHESAPEAKE, Va., Dec. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Cox Communications has announced that many of its customers can enjoy the ease and flexibility of using their iPad as an additional screen to watch live, streaming video in their home at no additional charge. The Cox TV Connect application includes access to national cable television channels that offer a variety of news and entertainment programming.
TV Connect includes a convenient on-screen guide, and customers can select a full-screen viewing option once a program has been selected. The first version of the TV Connect app is now available at no additional charge in the Apple App Store. At this initial launch, Cox customers with Preferred, Premier or Ultimate Cox High Speed Internet service, Cox TV Essential service or higher and a DOCSIS modem can download and use the free application on their iPad.
Access to linear programming through Cox TV Connect marks a significant expansion of Cox's online offering. Last May, the company introduced TV Online at http://www.cox.com/tv, which gives Cox Advanced TV customers access to a library of thousands of television and movies titles on demand. Many of the television shows available at cox.com/tv are available for online viewing starting the day after the premiere. Earlier this year, Cox also introduced Mobile Connect, an iPad, iPhone and Android app that gives Cox Advanced TV and Cox Telephone customers the ability to control and manage their Cox DVR and Telephone services.
About Cox Communications:
Cox Communications is a broadband communications and entertainment company, providing advanced digital video, Internet and telephone services over its own nationwide IP network. The third-largest U.S. cable TV company, Cox serves more than 6 million residences and businesses. Cox Business is a facilities-based provider of voice, video and data solutions for commercial customers, and Cox Media is a full-service provider of national and local cable spot and new media advertising. Cox is known for its pioneering efforts in cable telephone and commercial services, industry-leading customer care and its outstanding workplaces. For seven years, Cox has been recognized as the top operator for women by Women in Cable Telecommunications; for five years, Cox has ranked among DiversityInc's Top 50 Companies for Diversity, and the company holds a perfect score in the Human Rights Campaign's Corporate Equality Index. More information about Cox Communications, a wholly owned subsidiary of Cox Enterprises, is available at http://www.cox.com and http://www.coxmedia.com.
Taiwan Innovation Shines throughout Global PC Gaming Industry
Brands like GIGABYTE and TT eSPORTS are redrawing the playing field.
TAIPEI, Taiwan, Dec. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Taiwan is adding its flair for innovation to the global PC gaming industry. Brands like GIGABYTE, Thermaltake, and MSI are redefining the gaming landscape with their groundbreaking product design and rigorous promotion of e-sports.
Among the top Taiwan brands making a foray into the global market is motherboard maker GIGABYTE. The company offers a wide range of motherboards created specifically to enhance gameplay for hardcore users, such as its signature Ultra Durable model and G1-Killer series boards, as well as a platform of mouse and keyboards designed to get help gamers perform at the highest levels.
Stewart Haston, technical marketing specialist at GIGABYTE, spoke about Taiwan's role in the PC gaming sector.
"As with the broader PC market in general, the gaming PC segment is in most respects, dominated by Taiwanese manufacturing and innovation," he said. Haston also pointed out that Taiwan possesses a closely-knit eco-system of component manufacturers that make products specifically designed for and marketed directly to gamers.
Tt eSPORTS is another local brand taking PC gaming to the next level. Founded in 2010, the company is a unit of PC case and cooling equipment maker, Thermaltake. Tt eSPORTS boasts a product line designed by gamers, for gamers, including gaming keyboards, mouse, and headsets.
Tt eSPORTS Managing Director Tony Liu explained how Taiwan is ideally suited for PC gaming product development.
"Product-wise, for Taiwan to design the products only makes sense because our community is very active in the games," said Liu. "We have a lot of room to grow for hardware, as there is no language barrier."
Taiwan also stands at the forefront of countries that are turning PC gaming into a professional sport, with Tt eSPORTS leading the charge. According to Liu, there are 15 professional gaming teams under the Thermaltake name, including Team Thermaltake in Germany. The Tt eSPORTS team trains rigorously on the company premises each day to drive up Taiwan's competitive edge in the field.
"I think Taiwan stands in a very good position for design and to promote the e-sports lifestyle," said Liu. "That's how we see the growth potential of Tt eSPORTS as unlimited. Our mission is to create a cultural brand in e-sports, lifestyle, and technology."
Other companies highly involved in the gaming PC sector include PC chassis maker Lian Li and PC-maker MSI, which a survey of world-leading overclocking website HWBOT showed consistently ranked in the top 10 of graphic cards. Taiwan also possesses a wide range of firms that manufacture 3rd party CPU coolers as well liquid cooling kits, coolers for system memory and additional system fans.
Like Taiwan, Brazil is also seeing considerable growth in the PC gaming sector. According to Amsterdam-based market researcher Newzoo, Brazil gamers are expected to spend US$2 billion on games in 2011. Moreover, online and mobile gaming accounts for 68 percent of time spent gaming and 51 percent of spending.
"Brazil is leading Western countries when it comes to the popularity of new game platforms and business models," said Newzoo chief executive Peter Warman.
The growth in Brazil has been attributed to the uptake of social, mobile and massively multiplayer online games.
About Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA)
The Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) was founded in 1970 to promote Taiwan's foreign trade and competitiveness in world markets. Over the past 40 years, TAITRA has played a key role in the development of the Taiwan economy. TAITRA is jointly sponsored by the government and commercial associations and is viewed by all as the business gateway to Taiwan for the international business community. Please visit http://www.brandingtaiwan.org or http://www.taiwantrade.com.tw for more information.
Cargill Helps Computer Aid International Bridge Digital Divide in Zambia
COBHAM, England, December 8, 2011/PRNewswire/ --
Cargill's cotton business in collaboration with the King Edward VII Lancashire Cotton
Growing Endowment fund have donated over GBP26,000 to provide computer and internet access
for the Kampamule Basic School in the Katete district of Zambia.
These 11 computers are part of the Zubabox - an innovative solar-powered container
which powers the computers and provides access to the internet via satellite link. It was
developed by Computer Aid International as a cost effective solution that would provide
access to computers and the internet for rural communities in the developing world.
The ZubaBox requires no wired internet or electricity supply and is designed to be
shipped as one complete unit wherever it is installed.
Speaking on behalf of Cargill, Andrew Thomas, Director Cargill Cotton Ltd UK said: "We
are really excited to be able to provide the Kampumule Basic School with what is in effect
an all-in-one computer library. Research shows that access to computers and the internet
can improve education and learning by 40-60%. This is particularly crucial in rural
communities where education opportunities may be limited."
This investment means that students will have access to computer equipment and
internet access, greatly enhancing the scope and complexity of their learning. The Zubabox
will also provide the broader community with a resource outside school hours.
Thomas continued: "We have been working with a large number of cotton farmers in
Katete district for many years and a lot of their children attend this school. We are
pleased to be continuing our investment in their community and enabling not just the
children but the broader community to reap the rewards of this innovative solution!"
A local primary school in Lancashire will also link up with the Kampamule Basic
Notes for editors:
Cargill is an international producer and marketer of food, agricultural, financial and
industrial products and services. Founded in 1865, the privately held company employs
138,000 people in 63 countries. Cargill helps customers succeed through collaboration and
innovation, and is committed to sharing its global knowledge and experience to help meet
economic, environmental and social challenges wherever it does business.
Cargill's cotton business is one of the top cotton merchants in the world. Cargill's
UK cotton business is based in Liverpool, the traditional home of cotton trading and has
operations in Tashkent, Johannesburg, Harare, Chipata and Brisbane that specialise in
Although cotton is grown in over 100 countries, there are only a handful of major
exporting countries and Cargill's cotton business is prominent in many of these countries.
Cargill's UK cotton business key supply areas are Central Asia, West Africa, sub-Saharan
Africa, Australia, and the Indian sub-continent.
Transform your iPad into a life coach with new Unstuck app
Free app helps you work through life's challenges in the moment and on the go
SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Today marks the launch of Unstuck (http://www.unstuck.com), a free iPad app that presents a delightful new in-the-moment approach to personal growth for anyone who wants help to live better every day. It combines digital tools with tips and advice from a community of people who are also facing stuck moments and trying to change and improve their lives.
Unlike tools in the self-help space, Unstuck acts as a life coach on the go--offering advice, solutions, tips, motivation, and inspiration for problems that have you stuck. Making the most of the iPad's mobility and interactivity, the app breaks new ground by offering immediate help the moment you want it, whether it's daily, weekly, or only occasionally.
The app helps you get unstuck with a three-step process: 1) It starts with questions about what you're feeling, thinking, and doing to figure out why you're stuck. 2) Based on your answers, it puts your stuck moment in context and shows you how to get unstuck. 3) It serves up specialized tools and tips, so you can take action. These tools can be used again and again as a springboard to getting unstuck.
"We've created a new approach to getting in-the-moment inspiration, thinking and coaching to help you get unstuck," says Susan Schuman, co-founder of Unstuck. "You use your iPad for so many things. Now, you can think of it as a coach that's always with you to find ways to go forward, when you really don't know what action to take."
We all have stuck moments
Unstuck is based on the belief that people get stuck all the time--in work, in life, and everywhere in between. These stuck moments can be big or small, involving just you or others, chronic challenges or things you've never faced before. Here are some examples:
-- My siblings and I can't decide what to do for our father's birthday.
-- Should I commit? I keep going back and forth.
-- I'm having trouble losing that last 10 pounds.
-- My co-worker and I don't agree on how to approach this.
-- Should we rent, build, or renovate?
-- I'm in a rut.
-- I need to find a job that I really love.
-- I can't figure out when I should go back to work after my baby is born.
-- I'm not making the time for what's really important to me.
Benefits of the Unstuck iPad app:
-- Facebook and Twitter integration to connect and share your journey with
-- Connection to the Unstuck community to see how many other people are
having similar stuck moments
-- Room to save 5 of your stuck moments and the corresponding tools you've
-- 50+ tips for getting unstuck
-- 11 free interactive tools you can access at any time and make your own
-- A quick and effective diagnostic that helps you figure out what's
actually going on in any given stuck moment
How to get Unstuck
Unstuck is a new in-the-moment approach to personal growth for anyone who wants to live better every day. Combining personalized digital tools with tips and know-how from a community of other people who are facing stuck moments, Unstuck makes it easy to get on-demand coaching whenever you need it.
Unstuck was developed by the founders of SYPartners, a consulting company that helps leaders during times of transformation. Unstuck draws on SYPartners' nearly two decades of experience working with great people at Starbucks, IBM, Facebook, Target, Ann Inc., GE, and lots of other iconic companies.
DESSO Group Launches Online Platform for Architects and Designers
WAALWIJK, The Netherlands, December 8, 2011/PRNewswire/ --
A digital extension of 'Circles of Architects(R)'
European carpet manufacturer Desso is extending its Circles of Architects(R) concept
with an online platform for interior architects and designers. This web community focuses
completely on architecture, design, innovation, product development as well as the Cradle
to Cradle(R) concept, which is so inextricably linked with Desso's business operations.
Alexander Collot d'Escury, Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) of Desso Group, comments:
"We started the Circles of Architects(R) sessions in 2007, which involved holding regular
meetings with groups of ten to twenty interior architects all over the world to get their
feedback on our concepts and ideas in the early stages of the design process. During these
sessions, they exchange ideas about the profession with fellow architects and designers,
discuss trends in architecture and floor design and listen to inspiring guest speakers.
"On the online Circles of Architects(R) platform, we want to continue this dialogue
and give everyone the opportunity to share their thoughts and ideas and together discover
new perspectives and innovations."
The online platform promotes interactivity and ongoing dialogue. Collot d'Escury
explains: "We've linked the website to various social media like Facebook, Twitter and
LinkedIn to ensure people have to opportunity to engage with us and each other on a
regular basis. The Circles of Architects(R) Facebook page can also be a source of
inspiration as it also features news about architecture, design, fashion, art, upcoming
talent, seminars and exhibitions."
"As a company, we believe very strongly in co-creation. The success of our products is
not just the result of our own knowledge, but very much down to interaction and the
feedback we receive from interior architects and designers, clients and suppliers," says
Collot d'Escury. He adds, "Circles of Architects(R) gives it shape. Both physically and
online, it's a platform for and by influential design professionals."
** NOTE FOR THE EDITORS ** Not intended for publication: For more information, interview requests and photos in high resolution, which can be used free of copyright and are suitable for publication, please contact: Desso: Liezelotte Rijk, Tel: +31 416 684 100, Email: email@example.com; Website: http://www.desso.com
The 40 Best Healthy Holiday Gifts From EverydayHealth.com and 8 Can't Miss Ideas From America's Health Experts
Great Ideas with Prices for All Budgets from Splurge to Stocking Stuffer
NEW YORK, Dec. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- 'Tis the seasonto score the perfect gifts for everyone - from stressed-out sisters and food-loving friends to creative coworkers - but there's only one list that won't need to be checked twice: EverydayHealth.com's Healthiest Gifts of 2011. Whether looking for a small way to say thanks with 15 options at $25 or less or a splurge for that extra-special someone, Everyday Health's in-the-know editors and renowned experts have done all the hard work and selected the year's best products to promote a healthy lifestyle in categories such as fitness, home, food/cooking, and relaxation/wellness. These carefully-selected items will provide both an instant "wow" factor and a healthy kick start to 2012. The complete list of healthiest gifts was announced today on EverydayHealth.com.
"There's no need to brave malls, scour websites, or spend hours shopping when you are just one click away from EverydayHealth.com's list of healthy gifts and gadgets," said Lamar Graham, EverydayHealth.com Editor. "The best gift to give a loved one is the gift of good health."
A Top 10 List names Everyday Health's editors' favorites for any time of year. These gift ideas will inspire everyone to live healthier and happier lives.
-- For foodies and home cooks, the OCD Cutting Board makes chopping, dicing
and slicing fresh vegetables and herbs practically a science, as it
allows you to mince down to the millimeter. Plus, variety is the spice
of life with a Split Decision pie pan. Please the entire family's
palate - or support the calorie-conscious foodie on your list who may
want to make just half a pie.
-- Roll over, Beethoven: you can now take piano lessons on your iPad.
Learning and playing music has been proven to be an excellent stress
reliever and brain-booster.
-- A pop culture board game, like Cranium: Glee Edition, will make spending
time with family and friends a barrel of laughs --and boost brain power
and creativity. Add even more joy to someone's holiday with Lush Bath
Bombs which release essential oils to moisturize skin and lift spirits,
allowing your nearest and dearest to unwind and de-stress. Choose from
nearly 50 scents, including Golden Wonder which boasts citrus oils, and
the Lil' Lush Pud which has a festive holiday feel thanks to lemon and
-- Delight the gadget lovers or exercise enthusiasts on your list with a
personalized fitness performance system that boasts GPS, Wi-Fi, and a
smart music tracker that ensures they'll be exercising at least 30
minutes a day. Or, for your favorite yogi, consider a mood-enhancing
yoga mat with a built-in speaker to play an instructional podcast or
relaxing music - a great way to enjoy the mind and body benefits of the
practice, which include reduced stress and improved back pain.
Everyday Health names another 30 healthy gifts in helpful lists: Gifts to Nibble or Sip On (vegetable garden and at-home brewery kits), Gifts That Make Them Smile (Kama Sutra for Dummies and the busy woman's perfect diary), Gifts That Keep on Giving (mommy-daughter aprons and monthly sunglass memberships), Gifts to Get Them Moving (all-weather running shoes and weighted hula hoops) and Gifts to Pamper (box of beauty and relaxing skin treatments). Readers will also enjoy gift ideas from Everyday Health partners and experts including dermatologist to the stars Jessica Wu, MD and nutritionist and TV personality Ellie Krieger, RD. Heidi Murkoff, creator of the world-renowned What to Expect® parenting and pregnancy brand also offers up ideas for holiday gifts that keep on giving. And, @EverydayHealth followers will be privy to a "gift of the day" spotlight on Twitter.
About Everyday Health, Inc.Attracting over 28 million monthly unique visitors, Everyday Health, Inc. is the leading provider of online health solutions. The company offers consumers, healthcare professionals and marketers with content and advertising-based services. Its broad portfolio of websites and mobile applications span the health spectrum-from in-depth medical content for condition prevention and management to healthy lifestyle offerings. Everyday Health offers the tools, community, and expert advice people need to live healthier lives, every day. Everyday Health, the television series, is brought to you by EverydayHealth.com. Everyday Health was founded in 2002 by CEO, Ben Wolin, and President, Mike Keriakos.
Crocus Partners with StarChip to Develop System-on-Chip Solutions Based on Magnetic-Logic-Unit(TM) (MLU) Technology
SANTA CLARA, Calif., Dec. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Crocus Technology, a leading developer of magnetically enhanced semiconductors, and StarChip, a semiconductor product provider focused on designing and qualifying secure products for mass production, today announced they have formed an alliance to develop next generation System-on-Chip (SOC) solutions based on Crocus' Magnetic-Logic-Unit (MLU) technology.
Under this collaboration, Crocus and StarChip will work together to embed MLU memory and logic functionality into next generation secure processor-based architectures. Crocus' MLU, first announced in June 2011, is based on a revolutionary self-referencing magnetics architecture. MLU is a scalable evolution of Crocus' Thermally Assisted Switching(TM) (TAS) technology, and enables practical implementation of advanced magnetic logic and memory capabilities, a first for the industry.
"This partnership with StarChip is an ideal solution for serving our customers seeking to integrate MLU technology into their advanced chip designs," said Dr. Bertrand F. Cambou, executive chairman of Crocus Technology. "We are confident that the StarChip team's well-established track record of successful implementation will enhance our ability to help our customers get to high-volume production quickly."
"We are delighted by Crocus' decision to partner with us, because we believe that MLU will bring great value to our customers. StarChip's strong know-how in embedded hardware security, combined with the new security features offered by Crocus' MLU technology, will allow us to bring a very innovative, advanced and robust solution to the security market," said Lucien Brau, StarChip president and CEO. "StarChip looks forward to extending Crocus' embedded design reach to a large number of customers."
Crocus is a leading developer of magnetic semiconductor technology for dense, non-volatile, high-speed, scalable chip solutions used in general and special purpose applications. The company's Magnetic Logic Unit(TM) (MLU) architecture, featuring a revolutionary self-reference technique, is a scalable evolution of Crocus' patented Thermally Assisted Switching(TM) (TAS) technology. MLU enables practical implementation of advanced magnetic logic and memory capabilities. Crocus' first generation magnetic technology was originally conceived at the Grenoble, France-based Spintec, a world leading magnetic research laboratory affiliated with two leading French labs, CEA and CNRS. It was further developed for production at SVTC in California and is in its final phase of implementation at Tower Jazz semiconductor. In October 2011, Crocus announced a joint development agreement with IBM to further advance the technology, focusing on advanced development of the MLU architecture. Crocus' technology is covered by a comprehensive patent portfolio. In May 2011, Crocus and RUSNANO formed a joint venture, Crocus Nano Electronics (CNE), to build and operate an advanced manufacturing facility for magnetic semiconductors. Find Crocus at: http://www.crocus-technology.com
StarChip® is a dynamic semiconductor company that enables customers to directly benefit from its unique, optimized value chain system. We design and qualify products for mass production, then license our solutions for purchase directly by our customers through qualified foundries and test houses.
West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service Gets Connected
BASINGSTOKE, England, December 8, 2011/PRNewswire/ --
Active Solutions Europe Ltd ( http://www.activesol.co.uk ), today announces the
innovative approach West Yorkshire Fire Service (WYFRS) has taken to improve the outcomes
of Fire Investigation.
Few, if any, UK Fire Services have a single system to link all the information and
activity associated with ongoing investigations. At best, information is stored using a
paper based system that is hard to maintain and review, which is increasingly insecure. At
worst, there is no system often resulting in critical pieces of information being missed,
leading to an increased risk to public safety. This new, innovative solution ensures
information is held securely, identifies trends, helps target repeat arson offenders,
tracks documents and, importantly, provides the ability to share services with other
organisations such as the Police and other Emergency Services.
Chris Clarke, Lead Fire Investigation Officer at WYFRS commented "Active has developed
the first cloud based solution dedicated solely to dynamically managing information within
the UK Fire and Rescue Service, specifically for Fire Investigation purposes. We provide
crucial and valuable services to protect communities and this offers a significant step
forward to helping deliver a critical function of a modern day fire service."
Based on Microsoft Dynamics technology the Connect Fire Investigation system, from
Active, http://www.activesol.co.uk/CRM-Dynamics-2011-Fire-and-rescue-service, provides
a single, easy to use system to manage and report against all the data and activities
involved with every investigation whether it is at an individual or aggregated level.
Evidence immediately becomes more robust when used in court as it is stored and tracked
electronically and individual cases can be linked seamlessly to identify repeat offenders
or areas of risk before a serious incident occurs.
Responses to the local or national press and Freedom of Information enquiries can be
completed quickly and with confidence that the information supplied is up to date,
accurate and has been tracked to record everyone that has previously had access whether it
involves written reports, photographs or building plans. At the touch of a button Senior
Management can view the progress of every investigation and identify bottlenecks that
could fatally delay progress.
Steve Ainsworth, CEO at Active said "The demands facing the UK Fire and Rescue service
is already at an all time high as greater expectation is placed on reducing risk within in
the community whilst continually reducing costs and working more efficiently. By adapting
processes and moving to an online approach every Fire service can immediately improve
public safety and yet still reduce operating costs."
About ACTIVE Solutions Europe Ltd
Invited by Microsoft to be one of their twelve high potential ISVs, ACTIVE Solutions
Europe Ltd has over a hundred customers and over 60% of UK Fire and Rescue services using
at least one of its software systems. http://www.activesol.co.uk
European foreign exchange broker offers even more choices to traders
with a currency trading app built on the Android mobile operating system
TFIFX, a European provider of online forex trading [http://tfifx.com ],
has launched an Android forex trading app
[http://www.tfifx.com/Android-Forex-Trading.aspx ], now available as a free
download in Google's Android Market. With the TFIFX Free Android(TM)
application, TFIFX's traders gain access to a premium forex trading platform
coupled with a wide choice of mobile devices to choose from.
Some of TFIFX's free Android forex app features:
- 24/5 trading at interbank rates
- Trading on 35 currency pairs and 4 precious metal pairs
- Trading from a real-time live tick chart
- Ability to use all symbols available
- Place Buy and Sell orders
- Place Pending orders
- Set Stop-Loss and Take-Profit
- Close and Modify Existing Orders
- View Real Time Profit/Loss of Live Trades
- View Past history
- Real-time interactive currency charts
- Real-time market price overview
- Fibonacci Retracement Calculator
- Pivot Point Calculator
- Profit Calculator
- TFIFX customer service support accessible by email from inside
TFIFX's Android application is the second mobile trading app launched by
TFI Markets in a year and is part of TFIFX's ongoing philosophy to be
synchronised with technology and provide customers with the trading
experiences they expect from a premium forex broker. Charis Charilaou, Head
of Treasury at TFIFX, says that "Google's Android technology is based on
open-source principles which centre on transparency and autonomy". At TFIFX
these are two of our three core principles since 1999.
TFIFX started in 1999 as one of the first European providers of forex
trading news, information and tools. In 2006 TFI Markets launched TFIFX, one
of the first fully automated online forex trading brokers. TFIFX was one of
the first platforms to offer support trades and mammoth accounts, 24/5
online trading, and support. TFIFX's innovative thinking has enabled it to
sustain large trading volumes and highly professional clients. TFIFX
Corporation is a licensed with the CySEC and is fully compliant with
European directive MiFID. TFIFX is a trademark of TFI Markets PLC.
Michael Pillos - +357(22)817450 - Michael@tfifx.com
Accapi Group Launches Shopatron-Enabled Ruff Wear Online Store in the UK
SAN LUIS OBISPO, California, December 8, 2011/PRNewswire/ --
Accapi's launch of a stand-alone online store for the Ruff Wear brand in the UK has
got a lot of tails wagging. Through a partnership with Shopatron
[http://ecommerce.shopatron.com/brand ], the world's leading eCommerce provider for brands,
dog owners in the UK can now access and buy Ruff Wear' [http://www.ruffwear.co.uk ]s
popular line of dog gear online. Ruff Wear UK is the first company in the UK to launch a
pet products web store with Shopatron.
According to the Pet Food Manufacturers Association's 2011 study, the UK has 7.3
million dog owners, accounting for 22% of all households. So it's no wonder demand in the
UK for the Ruff Wear brand has grown considerably. The brand provides "dogs on the go" the
gear they need for just about any activity-protective coats and booties, harness packs and
lifejackets, portable bowls and beds, plus a wide selection of leashes, collars and toys.
All Ruff Wear products are crafted from durable materials with close attention to quality
The Accapi Group partnered with Ruff Wear in 2010 for distribution of their products
into the UK. Because the Ruff Wear brand enjoys as much loyalty amongst its retailers as
it does with pet owners, Accapi wanted an eCommerce solution in the UK that included
retailers in the online sales process. Shopatron was the natural choice, given their
eCommerce expertise and proprietary order exchange which allows online orders generated on
the Ruff Wear website to be fulfilled by authorized Ruff Wear retailers.
"The response from our retailers has been very positive in supporting the distribution
of the brand in the UK," said Andrew Geere, CEO of Accapi. "With Shopatron's
retail-integrated fulfillment model, Ruff Wear's exclusive UK retailers service all sales
generated on the UK Ruff Wear website. We project the website will increase our Ruff Wear
sales to consumers, some who couldn't previously find items locally, and give our
wholesale distribution a boost."
The Accapi Group is a UK-based distributor of premium brands in the outdoor, country
and pet industries, including Nexus apparel, Kurgo, Planet Dog and Muddies, Superlite and
Grub's boots. They have been working with Ruff Wear since 2010. Ruff Wear, the leader in
performance dog gear, apparel and accessories, is based in Bend, Oregon. For more
information visit: http://www.ruffwear.co.uk or http://www.accapigroup.co.uk.
Founded in 2001, Shopatron is the only eCommerce solution in the world that can drive
more online sales while, at the same time, increasing a company's sales through the retail
channel. Working with over 1,000 brands and 18,000 retail partners across more than 35
industries, Shopatron offers an innovative and flexible approach to eCommerce that matches
the unique needs of branded manufacturers and multi-channel retailers.
With Shopatron's eCommerce solution for brands [http://ecommerce.shopatron.com/brand
], Coex Freedom, manufacturers sell on their website and send orders to their retail
partners for fulfillment. This solution eliminates channel conflict, builds retailer
relationships, grows distribution and increases overall sales for the brand. Shopatron's
solution for multi-channel retailers, Coex Private, allows retailers to fulfill orders
from all inventory centers, including both retail stores and distribution centers.
Shopatron's distributed order management model also enables in-store pickup to drive foot
traffic into brick-and-mortar locations for additional services and add-on sales.
Shopatron clients include top brands such as Louisville Slugger, Suzuki, Polaroid,
Mizuno, Ducati, JL Audio, American Tire Distributors and Sport Chalet. The company is
headquartered in San Luis Obispo, Calif.
Micaela Hichborn of Shopatron, Inc., +1-805-269-5200, firstname.lastname@example.org
NetShelter Technology Media Unveils "inPowered" Platform for Brand Advertisers
- Curates & amplifies influential content from independent tech bloggers to drive brand influence -
- Unveils Samsung Smart TV inPowered ads with brand page and Facebook integration -
- Delivers measurable brand lift across leading global tech influencer network -
SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- NetShelter Technology Media, the largest "influencer network" of technology blogs on the Web, with more than 4,500 independent bloggers reaching 150 million global readers(1), today announced the commercial launch of its "inPowered" platform for advertisers. The inPowered platform, first conceived with Samsung and other select customers, curates and amplifies influential content from independent tech bloggers to drive brand influence in a measurable way. inPowered ads provide authentic and relevant information to consumers to make better purchase decisions.
Tech advertisers recognize that independent expert opinions ultimately drive sales. Unlike traditional display ads, inPowered ads curate influential stories about brands as part of the ad itself, measure the consumption and social amplification of that content, and correlate that information to determine and increase a brand's share of influence relative to competitors across specific product purchase categories (e.g. tablets, smart TVs, smart phones, cloud computing, security, etc.).
"We're always seeking ways to provide consumers with an authentic brand experience," said Peggy Ang, Vice President, Marketing Communications at Samsung Electronics America. "This new ad platform from NetShelter enables us to introduce the Smart TV experience by leveraging key influencers. The new Facebook integration further extends this to our fans and broader tech consumers. It's authentic, organic, turnkey and delivers an influence multiplier effect in a measurable way."
"Influencers have real power, but the challenge for brands has always been how to leverage that in scalable ways to make an impact," said Rishad Tobaccowala, Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer at VivaKi. "NetShelter provides an integrated platform that combines the identification of tech influencers, with the means to leverage it across key blogs and social channels on behalf of brands. It's a promising new approach that advances the notion of 'paid, owned, and earned media,' and we look forward to leveraging it for our clients."
"Tech is a 'considered purchase' category, in which people tend to do research before they buy," said Peyman Nilforoush, CEO and Co-Founder of NetShelter."While conventional display ads promote brand messages, inPowered ads provide an innovative new way to shape opinions and build brands by leveraging tech influencers socially. Samsung is at the forefront of social innovation, and we're extremely proud to partner with them. We aim to be a major disruptor in the traditional tech media landscape for both advertisers and bloggers, and the inPowered platform is a major milestone in that evolution."
Leveraging Tech Influencers
Tech-related advertising currently represents nearly a quarter of all ad dollars spent on the Web(2). For advertisers, NetShelter has evolved its business model beyond being an exclusive vertical network that provides the ad revenue for its tech bloggers. The combination of the inPowered platform and its network of influencers provides a powerful end-to-end platform for brands. NetShelter's network is comprised of prominent personalities across leading tech blogs, including Seth Weintraub of 9to5Mac.com, Kevin Michaluk of Crackberry.com, Arnold Kim of MacRumors.com, Rob Jackson of Phandroid.com, Jon Rettinger of TechnoBuffalo.com, Helena Stone of ChipChick.com , Joe Wilcox of BetaNews.com, and thousands of others.
The readers of NetShelter's expert bloggers are themselves key tech influencers who amplify content and influence a broader audience of followers. Readers are more likely to attribute value to an ad's content and share it when it includes influential and relevant articles or product reviews. For example, in an initial Samsung campaign, an inPowered ad placed on various sites was spread virally by readers and resulted in a 52% increase in additional viewing.
"We have been thrilled with NetShelter's inPowered ads," said Yoeau Slivkoff, co-founder of IntoMobile. "They look great, drive additional traffic and revenue for IntoMobile, provide an engaging experience for our readers, and expose our most influential content to a wider audience beyond our site. NetShelter enables us to maintain our editorial independence while helping to grow our site in creative and innovative ways."
inPowered Platform Features
NetShelter's inPowered platform enables tech brands to discover their share of influence, and that of their competitors, and create online ads that drive brand influence in a measurable way. NetShelter's integrated platform uses an intuitive cloud-based dashboard, and consists of three core functions:
-- Serves as a valuable proxy for overall tech influence given the broad
reach of NetShelter's network;
-- Enables brands to identify the top influencers, blogs, and content
driving influence by measuring consumption and social amplification
across more than 30 social signals (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Reditt,
Google+, blog comments, and more) with a weighted measurement system
across NetShelter's portfolio of sites;
-- Provides valuable competitive intelligence by enabling brands to
benchmark their share of influence versus competitors across nearly 50
tech purchase categories, such as tablets, smart TVs, smart phones,
cloud computing, and security;
-- Distributes the inPowered ads across NetShelter's influencer network,
brands' own sites and social media channels;
-- Curates and amplifies the brand content driving the most influence for a
particular brand via tailored inPowered ads in various online ad formats
(towers, overlays, billboards, push downs, etc.);
Measurement & Optimization
-- Optimizes sites, experiences and content that are driving the most
influence for brands.
-- Measures the influence of inPowered ads on brands; and
About NetShelter Technology MediaNetShelter is the largest "influencer network" of technology blogs on the Web, with more than 4,500 independent bloggers reaching 150 million global readers(1). NetShelter's inPowered platform amplifies content from influential tech blogger's to drive brand influence in a measurable way. NetShelter is headquartered in San Francisco with offices in New York, Chicago, and Toronto. NetShelter Technology Media is backed by venture funding from Rho Ventures, and the BlackBerry Fund. Additional information is available at http://www.NetShelter.com.
(1) Ranked by comScore WW figures as largest Technology Media Property with about 150 million based on October 2011 figures; (2)( )Internet Ad Revenue Report, 2011 First Six Months Results (Telecom and Computing Products)
Hugely Popular Japanese Smartphone App Series, Developed by Mothers for Kids, Now Globally Available in English Free of Charge
- App Series Named "Tap and Sing Along Picture Book" -
NAGOYA, Japan, Dec. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- XING INC. released free of charge on December 8 an English version of its serieiks of smartphone application programs hugely popular among Japanese children. The app series, named "Tap and Sing Along Picture Book," is for use with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad.
The original Japanese version is very popular in Japan as a series of smartphone and tablet apps for children, developed primarily by mothers. Since the first app in the series was released in December 2010, it has always occupied one of the top places in the smartphone app rankings in Japan, winning first place in the educational category of both iPad Android Market (TM), and has been accepted as a standard app for children.
The introduction of the English version is based on high marks it has obtained in a user survey conducted in the United States by XING INC. The company plans to distribute this app in some 44 countries, including the United States, Canada and Japan. Its distribution will offer parents and children an opportunity to enjoy learning words and songs together, thus helping children develop intellectually and also in moral sensibility.
"Tap and Sing Along Picture Book" includes four popular nursery songs, namely "Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes," "Old MacDonald Had a Farm," "Ten Little Indians" and "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star." By simply touching the screen, even small children can learn the basics of the English language, such as how to count, the names of body parts and the names of stars in the solar system. Watching movies with Stacy Powell, who plays a character on children's TV programs in Japan, will allow children to learn songs and how to play with their hands. They can also sing along with karaoke. It is also possible to record songs so children can play while reproducing their mother's or their own singing. This app for children is equipped with so many ideas that children will never get tired of playing with it.
XING INC. plans to distribute for a fee songs with more varieties and additional content in the future. "Tap and Sing Along Picture Book" will offer more fun and pleasure to everyone.
*Songs personally recorded cannot be forwarded to other devices or uploaded to the Internet.
*"iPhone," "iPod touch" and "iPad" are trademarks or registered trademarks of Apple, Inc.
*"Android Market" is a trademark or a registered trademark of Google, Inc.
Kazutomo Koizumi, Mai Shimamura
OnLive Brings Console-Class Gaming to Tablets/Phones
PALO ALTO, California, December 7, 2011/PRNewswire/ --
Top Console Titles Now Available Instantly on Mobile Devices for both Touch
and Controller Play
New Universal OnLive(R) Wireless Controller Enriches Gameplay on Most
UK Rollout Overseen by newly announced UK General Manager Bruce Grove
OnLive, Inc., the pioneer of cloud gaming, announced that it is bringing console-class
gaming to tablets and phones with the revolutionary OnLive app for tablet and mobile
platforms. The latest, top-tier, high-performance games-previously limited to only
consoles and computers-will be available for instant play via the free OnLive app on over
500 million mobile devices over Wi-Fi or mobile networks in the US and UK. A growing
library of 25 console-class games have been adapted for touch-screen control, including
the gritty, award-winning hit L.A. Noire from Rockstar Games and family titles like LEGO
Batman(TM): The Videogame, which will be given free to anyone who downloads the OnLive
app. Additionally, almost all games in OnLive's growing library of nearly 200 games are
playable with the new Universal OnLive Wireless Controller, compatible with many tablets
OnLive harnesses the power of the cloud to instantly deliver high-end games on demand
over the Internet with the simplicity of streaming video. OnLive's breakthrough cloud
gaming technology arrived in the UK in September, enabling UK gamers on PCs, Macs(R) and
TVs to instantly jump into console-quality games on demand, without discs or lengthy
downloads, regardless of the performance of their local device. With today's launch,
gamers can now experience the same instant-play, top-tier games on tablets and
smartphones, despite the fact that these games require vastly higher performance than is
achievable on a mobile device.
"Today marks a major milestone: OnLive is now delivering the latest, console-class,
top-tier games-literally to your fingertips-on tablets and phones for instant, on-demand
play anywhere, anytime," said Steve Perlman, OnLive Founder and CEO. "Through the free
OnLive app, tablet and smartphone gamers can play top console and PC titles like Assassins
Creed(R): Revelations and L.A. Noire-one of the most highly acclaimed, graphically
sophisticated games to date-with exclusive OnLive Cloud Touch controls or with the new
mobile-compatible Universal OnLive Wireless Controller. Tablets and smartphones, the
fastest-growing consumer product categories in history, are now capable of running the
hottest, highest-end games. Gaming and mobile devices will never be the same."
Marking the most dramatic departure possible from the side-scrollers and 3D puzzlers
that have defined the current tablet gaming marketplace, the award-winning L.A. Noire is
now the first high-performance console video game developed specifically for touch-enabled
play via tablet cloud gaming-with exclusive distribution on the OnLive Game Service. The
release of a game this immersive and cinematically engaging heralds a new era-and new
market-in high-end gaming.
Over 25 OnLive titles, including L.A. Noire, family titles like LEGO Harry Potter:
Years 1-4 and 5-7, and indies like Defense Grid Gold, will work with touch control on
tablets and smartphones. And most of the nearly 200 games in OnLive's growing library,
including recent top-tier releases like Batman: Arkham City, Assassin's Creed: Revelations
and Lord of the Rings: War in the North, are immediately playable on virtually any device
with the Universal OnLive Wireless Controller, which utilizes OnLive's exclusive adaptive
wireless technology to automatically find an optimal wireless connection for a given
tablet, smartphone, PC, Mac, TV or Blu-ray player. The Universal OnLive Wireless
Controller will be available soon for purchase in the US and the UK, for $49.99 and
As always, any game purchased on one OnLive app device (TV, PC, Mac, tablet or mobile
device) can be played instantly on any other OnLive app device with full cloud save game
data intact, allowing users to start play on one device, and continue playing on any other
device, whenever and wherever they want.* OnLive's cross-platform capability extends to
multiplayer gaming, enabling, for example, a tablet gamer to play with TV, PC, Mac and
smartphone gamers. OnLive's exclusive social features, such as international massive
spectating and Brag Clip(R) videos, are available on tablets and mobile devices, as well
as chat and Facebook posting of videos, messages and achievements. And unlike downloaded
games, OnLive games are streamed over the internet just like streaming music and video,
never taking up storage on any mobile device.
The rollout of the OnLive app to UK gamers, occurring simultaneously with its US
release, is the first of many groundbreaking initiatives overseen by OnLive's new UK
General Manager, Bruce Grove, who was previously the Company's Sr. Director of
Engineering. With more than ten years of engineering management for enterprise systems,
software, gaming hardware and jet engines-including tenures at industry giants such as
Dell and Sun-Bruce is uniquely qualified to understand the challenges of bringing an
entirely new, revolutionary technology to an ever-increasing audience. "Having been a part
of the OnLive team as it grew from a small handful of people to our first launch in a new
country, I'm hugely excited to be taking on the role of GM here in the UK. Following our
phenomenal reception at launch in September, it's really important to maintain that
momentum and keep growing this market. You can expect to see lots more great stuff in the
The OnLive app is available for free download for tablet and mobile devices starting
today (release dates and times subject to mobile app store certifications). The Universal
OnLive Wireless Controller will soon be available for purchase in the US and UK through
the OnLive web store at http://www.onlive.com/store and http://www.onlive.co.uk/store. As always, most OnLive games purchased on one device or
through the OnLive website can be played on all devices, and L.A. Noire and other
touch-adapted games will continue to work with controller and/or keyboard/mouse as they
did before, including with the Universal OnLive Wireless Controller.*
OnLive is the pioneer of on-demand, instant-play video game services, delivering real-time
interactive experiences and rich media through the Internet. With groundbreaking video
compression technology, OnLive harnesses cloud computing to provide the power and
intelligence needed to instantly deliver the latest, premium game titles to any HDTV via
the OnLive Game System, nearly any PC and Mac(R) via a small browser download and tablets
and smartphones through the OnLive app. OnLive is available in North America and the UK
and will continue expanding into Europe and Asia soon. OnLive's technology is backed by
hundreds of patents and patents pending. The company is headquartered in Palo Alto,
California. OnLive investors include Warner Bros., Autodesk, Maverick Capital, AT&T,
British Telecommunications (BT), The Belgacom Group, HTC and Juniper Networks. More
information is available at http://www.onlive.com and http://www.onlive.co.uk.
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*Some games not available or playable on all devices.