VERGO Interactive's "Lead Peep" Eliminates Fraudulent Lead Generation Activity in Education Marketing
EDU Industry's First Technology Platform to Guarantee Screen Capture at the Point of Data Collection, and Lead Source Compliance and Transparency
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Sept. 20, 2011/PRNewswire/ -- VERGO Interactive (VERGO), the digital marketing company that connects institutions of higher learning with students exploring options for post-secondary education, announced today the addition of Lead Peep, a revolutionary technology developed by VERGO to provide a lead source audit trail and eliminate fraudulent data.
Lead Peep ensures lead transparency by capturing online root information at the point of data collection - web site or landing page - and the referring URL for every lead sent by a vendor. Schools can verify the source of all web traffic and trace every lead back to the original messaging or advertising copy, thereby eliminating incompliant, misleading messaging/ad copy and driving traffic to landing pages that are in compliance.
Lead Peep's Key Advantages:
-- Creates complete lead transparency and establishes a self-policing
environment within the EDU lead generation vertical
-- Guarantees schools receive quality leads, eliminates lead fraud and
ensures compliance with new federal marketing and gainful employment
-- Offers an insurance policy in today's contentious lead generation
"The technology behind Lead Peep provides schools with the resources to ensure data quality in today's evolving EDU world, and guarantees lead transparency by tracking the 'DNA' of leads at the point of origin," said Anthony D. (Don) Fiorentino, Chief Executive Officer of VERGO Interactive. "We believe Lead Peep will revolutionize the lead generation industry and greatly impact the quality of leads sent to schools by eliminating such fraudulent practices as recycling leads, manipulating or changing IP addresses, and misleading messaging on landing pages - all too common tactics in the lead gen space."
For more information about Lead Peep, including instructions on how to sign up for this service, please visit http://www.leadpeep.com.
About VERGO Interactive
VERGO Interactive owns and operates career- and degree-themed education portals and directories, along with multiple online promotion-specific sites. These tools have enabled the company to identify target demographics, key influencers and decision drivers used to build prospective student profiles. VERGO Interactive's web properties include UniversityDecisions.com and ArmedForcesEDU.com. For more information visit http://www.vergointeractive.com.
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MedicalMine, Inc. Completes Surescripts® Certification. ChARM/EHR Now Connects Physicians with Pharmacies Across the Country for E-Prescribing
PLEASANTON, Calif., Sept. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --- MedicalMine, Inc., a health care software company, announced today that it has completed certification with Surescripts, the nation's largest e-prescription network. With this certification, MedicalMine's ChARM/EHR (formerly ChARM/Physician) users will now be able to exchange "prescriptions" and/or "prescription information" electronically and securely with pharmacies in communities throughout all 50 states and Washington, D.C.
The addition of this e-prescription capability enhances the innovative pathway of care provided by the ChARM platform of products -- from the well-established patient portal ChARM Tracker, to the physician's portal ChARM/EHR, providing a shared view of treatment tracking to improve outcomes for patients with multi-factorial diseases.
The connection to Surescripts also allows for electronic routing of prescription refill requests, which physicians can receive via their office computer instead of their fax machine. Refill authorizations, or denials, can then be electronically communicated back to the pharmacy with just a few clicks of a computer mouse, thereby eliminating many of the faxes and phone calls associated with the traditional refill process. New prescriptions can also be routed directly to pharmacy computers before a patient even leaves their physician's office.
MedicalMine founder Pramila Srinivasan, PhD said: "We look forward to an ongoing relationship with Surescripts. ChARM/EHR has been designed to provide the best tools to help clinicians run their practices more efficiently, giving them more time to focus on their patients. Surescripts is an important part of our comprehensive software."
ChARM/EHR targets health care providers who want to improve their ability to track, manage and visualize their patients' medical records. The software provides a state-of-the-art, secure EHR system without requiring an extensive investment in IT personnel and infrastructure by the physician. "And for the first time, clinicians will have a unique 'patient dashboard' with all relevant data about that patient -- from a variety of sources, like collaborating physicians, therapists, and caregivers -- at their fingertips; anytime, and anywhere," according to Elizabeth Horn who is handling the marketing of the ChARM product line. "This will be an extraordinary benefit for both the doctors and their patients: one unified view of treatment path that is shared by all."
ChARM/EHR features a complete integration with ChARM Tracker, the patient portal rolled out in June 2009 that now has over 2500 users worldwide. Physicians and patients can invite each other to view any aspect of their data based on ownership and permission by all of the parties.
"This new product has been developed by the same team of world class software designers, algorithm and usability experts that created ChARM Tracker," said Dr. Srinivasan. "It stands on the secure, reliable platform that powers ZOHO Corporation (http://www.zoho.com) applications used by millions globally for online productivity."
Interested physicians should go to http://www.charmtracker.com for more information about the product and its availability. Future versions of the product will include advanced visualization and analysis tools for both physicians and researchers.
MedicalMine, Inc. is a Pleasanton, California-based software company founded to address the application of online data entry and visualization, intelligent data analysis, and collaboration to the field of chronic illness management.
The Surescripts network supports the most comprehensive ecosystem of healthcare organizations nationwide. Pharmacies, payers, pharmacy benefit managers, physicians, hospitals, health information exchanges and health technology firms rely on Surescripts to share health information more easily and securely. Guided by the principles of neutrality, transparency, physician and patient choice, open standards, collaboration and privacy, Surescripts operates the nation's largest health information network. By providing information for routine, recurring, and emergency care, Surescripts is committed to saving lives, improving efficiency and reducing the cost of health care for all. For more information, go to http://www.surescripts.com and follow us at twitter.com/surescripts.
Symmetricom Expands Quantum(TM) Chip Scale Atomic Clock Family
Chip Scale Atomic Clock (CSAC) Now Available with 10.24 MHz and 16.384 MHz Output Frequencies to Meet Emerging Customer Needs
SAN JOSE, Calif., Sept. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Symmetricom®, Inc. (NASDAQ: SYMM), a worldwide leader in precise time and frequency technologies, today announced that the recently-released SA.45s Chip Scale Atomic Clock (CSAC) is now available with new frequency output options. Introduced in January, the SA.45s CSAC is the first commercially available chip scale atomic clock, enabling portable applications requiring precise synchronization and time keeping in GPS-denied environments.
The SA.45s CSAC is only 16cc in volume, weighs only 35 grams and draws a mere 120mW of power. It brings autonomous, reliable timekeeping to applications for which an atomic clock would not have previously been considered due to space and/or power constraints. Example applications include dismounted IED jammers, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), next-generation man-pack radios, military handheld GPS units, and geophysical sensors.
Symmetricom is continuing to invest in the technology behind the SA.45s CSAC, and the announcement of new output frequencies is only the most recent example of this. Other examples include the previously announced Tactical Grade Atomic Clock (TGAC) and ManTech programs.
Symmetricom timing experts will be exhibiting at the Institute for Navigation conference, ION GNSSS, September 21-23, Booth #801/803 and will feature a live SA.45s CSAC demonstration. The demonstration will measure the accuracy, stability and exceptional performance in a small form factor. Symmetricom's comprehensive portfolio of timing & frequency solutions will also be on display at ION GNSS.
About the SA.45s Chip Scale Atomic Clock (CSAC)
Symmetricom's SA.45s CSAC is the world's first commercially available chip scale atomic clock, providing the accuracy and stability of atomic clock technology while achieving true breakthroughs in reduced size, weight and power consumption (16cm3 volume, 35g weight, 120mW power consumption).
For additional information on the new frequency options, see:
SA.45s CSAC 16.384 MHz Option (PDF)
SA.45s CSAC 10.24 MHz Option (PDF)
About Symmetricom, Inc.
Symmetricom (NASDAQ: SYMM), a world leader in precise time solutions, sets the world's standard for time. The company generates, distributes and applies precise time for the communications, aerospace/defense, IT infrastructure and metrology industries. Symmetricom's customers, from communications service providers and network equipment manufacturers to governments and their suppliers worldwide, are able to build more reliable networks and systems by using the company's advanced timing technologies, atomic clocks, services and solutions. All products support today's precise timing standards, including GPS-based timing, IEEE 1588 (PTP), Network Time Protocol (NTP), Synchronous Ethernet and DOCSIS® timing. Symmetricom is based in San Jose, Calif., with offices worldwide. For more information, visit: http://www.symmetricom.com.
Matrix42 Improves Workplace Management with Enhanced Microsoft SCCM Offering
New Features Increase Accuracy and Efficiency of Enterprise Software Distribution
LEHI, Utah, Sept. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Matrix42, a leading provider of Workplace Management solutions, today unveiled its enhanced Enterprise Manager 2011 for Microsoft SCCM (System Center Configuration Manager) to simplify and streamline software rollouts.
Microsoft SCCM forms the centerpiece of client systems management for thousands of IT organizations around the world. However, for the time-consuming and often error-prone process of distributing new or updated software packages across thousands of user desktops, it has some limitations. Matrix42 Enterprise Manager extends the value of Microsoft SCCM helping IT professionals improve the process with greater accuracy and efficiency.
New features include:
-- Extended Package Management - new variables simplify deployment by
removing the need for multiple packages for different locations.
-- Advanced Rollout Management - reduces bandwidth usage by allowing IT to
phase rollout downloads with the ability to monitor progress at a macro-
and desktop-specific level.
-- OS Deployment - unifies management tools by bringing native SCCM OS
deployment capabilities into the Enterprise Manager console.
-- Optimized Delegation Management - the enhanced Web console provides
clearer definitions and controls for user roles and delegation paths.
-- Improved Agent UI - an improved user interface helps the end-user
understand which new services are available, when rollouts will be
implemented and when interaction is required.
"Microsoft SCCM is a powerful tool, but many system administrators are looking for ways to extend the solution to support immediate rollouts, delegation and simplified software delivery," said Oliver Bendig, VP of product management at Matrix42. "Using Matrix42 Enterprise Manager, SCCM becomes more precise, targeted and time- and bandwidth-efficient - a win-win for IT service management and end-user productivity."
Matrix42 is the leading supplier for Workplace Management solutions. Matrix42 Workplace Management enables the seamless management of physical, virtual and mobile environments. It combines Client Lifecycle, Cloud, SaaS, Virtualization and Service Management into a holistic solution enabling users to have transparent access to their data and services everywhere, from any virtual or physical device at any time. Founded in 1992, Matrix42, with headquarters near Frankfurt, Germany, has been established in the dynamic IT market for almost 20 years. Over 3 million clients are managed by Matrix42 software at more than 1,500 customers worldwide including market-leading enterprises such as Infineon, Magna, Lufthansa Systems and Puma and integrators like T-Systems, Raiffeisen IT, msg systems and Bechtle. In early 2008, Matrix42 became part of the Asseco Group. With over 8,000 employees and a market capitalization of around 1.2 billion euros, Asseco is one of the largest European software companies.
Game Face Gaming, Inc., a Reality Gaming Social Network Company, Begins Beta Trials
VALLEY STREAM, N.Y., Sept. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Game Face Gaming, Inc. (OTC.BB: IKCC- News),announced today that it has begun Beta testing of its legal, live interactive non-wagering gaming site. The Beta trials began over the weekend and are successfully demonstrating the Company's abilities to deliver a new and unique online social gaming experience.
Mr. Felix Elinson, the Company's Chief Executive Officer stated "after nearly two years of development, we are extremely excited to launch the Beta version of our proprietary software. In early Beta testing which began this past weekend, we have already seen favorable and positive feedback from players to our next generation technology. Every part of the operation performed better than expected, allowing the company to move forward with the next expanded phase of Beta by early October 2011. The Companyseeks to take Internet Gaming to the next level by incorporating proprietary technologies that will provide users with streaming video, audio and messaging capabilities, and by enhancing the users experience.
Face Up Gaming is a legal non-wagering online gaming platform (http://www.FaceUpGaming.com). Today, none of the subscription based online gaming sites offer players the ability to see one another and speak live during game play. "We are bringing game night from your living room to the internet and leaving nothing behind" stated Felix Elinson, the Company's CEO.
Game Face Gaming's proprietary platform (http://www.FaceUpGaming.com) will be used in creating a vast global gaming network consisting of games from every region of the globe, supporting native languages as well as cross language functionality. Logical additions to the platform include global staples in gaming such as Backgammon, Poker, Chess and Checkers and many others.
Once these games make their way onto our platform they will be accessible on almost all devices currently used to access the internet. In addition to popular and well known games that are already being played online by millions of people around the world, Game Face Gaming also plans to launch its own in- house developed games.
Game Face Gamingis committed to responsible game-play and is not a gambling site. "Our goal is to maintain the thrill of online games while keeping it safe for everyone. "Our social networking functionality provides the user base with the ability to grow their circle of friends beyond those they physically reach day to day. Our users sit down to play a game and more often than not leave making a connection with a stranger which is then maintained via our social network functionalities", stated Mr. Elinson.
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Z Corporation Vice President of Product Management Joe Titlow will
provide a technical overview of the company's latest product and material
advancements. Wednesday, Sept. 28, at 1:15 p.m.
- "In-House Prototyping a Breakthrough for Time-Honored Shoe
Ross Authers of Clarks International UK [http://www.clarks.co.uk ],
another Z Corporation customer, will detail how this leading global footwear
manufacturer has transformed its development process to release better, more
stylish shoes earlier in the fashion life cycle. Clarks has removed weeks -
and in some cases, months - from the design process with Z Corporation 3D
printing technology. Thursday, Sept. 29, at 11 a.m.
- "Striving for Excellence....Tangible Results!"
Z Corporation customer Ben White of Integra Products Ltd
[http://www.integra-products.co.uk ] will discuss how this leading
UK-manufacturer of curtain poles is using 3D printing to produce sand cast
patterns for production and marketing models to show to clients, like John
Lewis, one of the UK's largest department store chains. Thursday, Sept. 29,
at 2 p.m.
"These sessions will give TCT Live attendees an invaluable firsthand
look at how far rapid prototyping has come," said Z Corporation Vice
President of Marketing Kevin Lach. "Designers and engineers have never been
so empowered to create more. It's a great opportunity to share best
practices and learn new ways to improve the product development process."
Z Corporation will be exhibiting throughout TCT Live at Stand #D12,
demonstrating its 3D printing and 3D scanning technologies, including the
world's fastest, most affordable, color 3D printers and unique, handheld 3D
About Z Corporation
Z Corporation enables design professionals to create more. More ideas.
More communication. More innovation. Wherever innovators use technology to
develop ideas, we stretch the boundaries of what is possible. Product
design. Architecture. Education. Even the leading edge of entertainment,
health care, and retail mass customization. Z Corporation provides 3D
printing and 3D scanning technologies used to create new products and
services more effectively than any other means. We serve the world's most
productive designers and engineers, and are committed to making our
solutions the fastest, easiest, most accessible, and most valuable. Z
Corporation. Create more. http://www.zcorp.com.
Best-in-Class Marketing and Research Agencies Partner to Form Mindtap Insight Network
Consortium delivers seamless end-to-end integration of shopper insights from a wide variety of research perspectives.
WILTON, Conn., Sept. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Six of the country's leading marketing strategy and research companies have come together to form a best-in-class insights consultancy network that offers marketers a seamless, comprehensive resource for brands seeking an integrated shopper insights solution.
Mindtap Insight Network (http://www.mindtapinsight.com) enables faster, easier, and smarter decision-making for senior-level shopper marketing executives inundated with information in today's challenging and fast-changing environment. The network's comprehensive solution helps clients to elevate the role and impact of shopper marketing by delivering the right insights to drive more effective shopper strategies and implementation for brands. It does this by incorporating a customized variety of research perspectives in one integrated insights-to-execution plan.
Mindtap comprises: BIGresearch, D. L. Ryan Companies, Ltd., GfK Interscope, RetailNet Group, SmartRevenue and Spire.
"Many CPGs cannot keep up with the speed at which shopper marketing is evolving, and often go to 5 or 6 vendors to get research and data for effective shopper insights," explained D. L. Ryan COO, Paul Kramer. "Which is where Mindtap comes in," he continued. "With Mindtap, you get an integrated insight plan coordinated by a single strategist that orchestrates the contributions of our many partners. Mindtap partners work with the top retailers and know the type of data each will find most compelling."
"Some retailers want hard panel data. Others want ethnographic data from their stores. While others are looking for analytics based on their shopper card data," said Tim O'Connor, Vice President of RetailNet Group. "With our lineup of partners, we can respond to these needs as efficiently and effectively as possible."
For example, John Dranow, founder and CEO of Smart Revenue said, "One of the questions shopper marketers increasingly are asking themselves is, 'Why are this retailer's shoppers behaving the way they are, and how is this different from what our consumer research is telling us?' Mindtap can approach this question and activate solutions from several points of view, so we are able to be a more comprehensive resource than any individual firm ever could. Think of it as an intelligence and activation consortium."
Shopper marketing data is expanding at an exponential rate, which makes it difficult for even veteran marketers to perform a timely and accurate assessment of how shopper behavior is changing, especially at the macro level. Mindtap is a cohesive resource that fully integrates the core shopper insights that executives need to be effective, along with a senior-level strategist to help develop the plan and provide the macro-level integration that drives effective strategy and execution.
"Many organizations have lots of data, locked away in different silos, including category management, finance, shopper insights and market research. The big industry opportunity is more integrated insights and the capability to integrate insights and translate them to action," explained Alison Chaltas, Principal of GfK Interscope. She continued, "Working with the Mindtap Insight Network, we can integrate research and data needs at the outset, improving efficiency and applying a wide range of expertise to create ideas that work at retail."
"Being part of Mindtap allows us the tremendous opportunity to work with thought leaders across the shopper spectrum and bring more of a seamless solution to life, from strategy all the way through to creative execution," Paul Taylor, CEO of Spire, said. "The chance to work with other experts makes for a collaborative, enjoyable experience."
The flexibility that Mindtap delivers to clients is in building only the research that each client needs, Taylor noted, adding that the organizational structure of the new network allows for more efficient solutions.
What Mindtap provides is:
-- Qualitative and quantitative shopper research
-- Multichannel retailer intelligence (strategic and implementation)
-- Synthesis and recommendations for real-world implementation from both
creative and execution experts
-- Tools and training that build your organization's capability to win at
the point of sale
-- Performance measurement, using consumer purchase data and advanced
Mindtap integrates the following "insight" services:
-- Shopper-card driven analysis of category dynamics
-- Integration of massive data sets
-- Development of strategies and solutions that win at point of sale
Shopper Activity Measurement/Analytics
-- Shopper-card driven analysis of shopper behavior
-- Behavior-based shopper targeted marketing
-- Advanced analytic capabilities to measure program effectiveness and ROI
Retailer Insight & Activity
-- In-depth strategic analysis of specific retail banners and trends
-- National database of category activities/tactics by retail banner
-- Comprehensive virtual e-tailer activity tracking/evaluation
-- Actionable conclusions from combined sources
-- Strategic direction
-- Focus on making sure insights are executable
Kim Finnerty, VP Insights of D. L. Ryan Companies, Ltd. and Candace Adams, President of Global Retail Strategy of Smart Revenue, along with Kim Rayburn, SVP of Client Solutions for BIGresearch and Keith Anderson, Senior Analyst with RetailNet Group, will be presenting at PMA's Digital Shopper Marketing Summit 2011. Titled "The Smarter Shopper: Marketing to the Digital Consumer," the summit will be held Sept. 20-21 at the Stamford Marriott Hotel & Spa in Stamford, Conn.
About Mindtap Insight Network
Mindtap Insight Network is the new best-in-class consortium that brings together insights partners from across the shopper-marketing spectrum. The consortium, which includes BIGresearch, D. L. Ryan Companies, Ltd., GfK Interscope, Retailnet Group, SmartRevenue and Spire, enables clients to develop more effective shopper marketing programs, thus maximizing speed and efficiency of the research process. Mindtap clients receive shopper insights in a completely integrated, actionable and real-time format that allows for well-informed, well-targeted, responsive decision-making. Mindtap provides only the research that senior-level shopper marketing executives need to move faster and smarter in a fast-changing shopper-marketing environment. Visit Mindtap at: http://www.mindtapinsight.com
BEIJING, Sept. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Qihoo 360 Technology Co. Ltd. ("Qihoo 360" or the "Company") (NYSE: QIHU), the No. 3 Internet company in China as measured by active user base, today announced that it has launched a full suite of mobile browsers supporting iPads and Android based tablets and smart phones.
The company launched its first mobile browser for the iPad on August 18, 2011, which is available for free download on Apple's App Store under the name of "360 Browser (in Chinese characters) HD." The Company also launched beta versions of its mobile browser for Android-based tablets and smart phones on September 17, 2011. The Android browsers have specially customized designs for tablets and smart phones with different screen sizes ensuring a smooth and seamless browsing experience on a variety of mobile devices. The Android browsers are available for free download at mse.360.cn.
Qihoo 360's mobile browsers offer many innovative and convenient features including:
1. Gesture Browsing: enabling users to take full control of their browsing
experience with a few easily customized touch-based gestures.
2. Cloud Based Favorites: storing bookmarks & favorites in the cloud
allowing users to keep the same personalized web settings on both PC and
mobile browsers through synchronization.
3. Multi-tab Browsing: providing a seamless browsing experience when
switching between web pages.
4. Smart & Integrated Address and Search Bar: delivering fast, accurate, and
relevant suggestions and search results for users.
5. Built-in Web-based App Store: allowing users to browse through a massive
collection of apps, including social-networking generated
6. Industry Leading Web Navigation: providing shortcuts to the most popular
websites and services for mobile internet users.
"We are very excited to further expand our mobile product offerings, particularly with the browser acting as the key access point for massive Internet users," said Mr. Hongyi Zhou, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Qihoo 360. "Given our leading market position in PC browsers, we are confident that we will be able to convert a large portion of our over 200 million PC-based browser users to our mobile browsers with advanced features such as cloud based favorites and gesture browsing. This is a very important step for us to gain a strong position in the rapidly growing Chinese mobile internet market and ultimately build a truly multi-device, cross-OS Internet platform."
About Qihoo 360
Qihoo 360 Technology Co. Ltd. is the No. 3 Internet company in China as measured by user base. As of June 2011, the Company had 378 million monthly active Internet users, representing a user penetration rate of 92% in China, according to iResearch. The Company is also the No. 1 provider of Internet and mobile security solutions in China as measured by active user base, according to iResearch. Recognizing security as a fundamental need of Internet and mobile users, Qihoo 360 offers comprehensive high-quality Internet and mobile security solutions free of charge. In addition, Qihoo 360 also provides users with secure access points to the Internet via its industry leading Safe Browser and Application Desktop. Qihoo 360 monetizes its massive user base primarily through online advertising on its web assets and through Internet value-added services on its open platforms.
This press release contains statements of a forward-looking nature. These statements are made under the "safe harbor" provisions of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. You can identify these forward- looking statements by terminology such as "will," "expects," "believes," "anticipates," "intends," "estimates" and similar statements. Among other things, the management's quotations contain forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties and are based on current expectations, assumptions, estimates and projections about Qihoo 360 and the industry. Potential risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to: the Company's ability to continue to innovate and provide attractive products and services to attract and retain users; the Company's ability to keep up with rapid changes in technologies and Internet-enabled devices; the Company's ability to leverage its user base to attract customers for our revenue-generating services; and the Company's dependence on online advertising for a substantial portion of our revenues; and the Company's ability to compete effectively. All information provided in this press release is as of the date of the press release, and Qihoo 360 undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements to reflect subsequent occurring events or circumstances, or changes in its expectations, except as may be required by law. Although Qihoo 360 believes that the expectations expressed in these forward-looking statements are reasonable, it cannot assure you that its expectations will turn out to be correct, and investors are cautioned that actual results may differ materially from the anticipated results. Further information regarding risks and uncertainties faced by Qihoo 360 is included in Qihoo 360's filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, including its final prospectus dated March 29, 2011.
New Website Provides Comprehensive Resource to Anyone With Erectile Dysfunction
MINNETONKA, Minn., Sept. 20, 2011/PRNewswire/ -- American Medical Systems (AMS), a leading provider of world-class devices and therapies for both male and female pelvic health, today announced the launch of a new consumer friendly website at http://www.EDcure.org designed to help men and their partners learn how penile prosthetic implants can restore sexual function to men suffering with erectile dysfunction (ED).
Despite the popularity of ED medications, these drugs fail to resolve symptoms in as many as 30 percent of cases. For these men and their partners, http://www.EDcure.org provides an introduction to in-depth information about the benefits of penile prostheses.
Offering real stories from actual patients and their partners who have re-discovered their intimacy and sexual livelihood with the help of a penile implant, http://www.EDcure.org features video clips, frequently asked questions and answers, U.S. insurance coverage resources and information about the types of implant devices available. The site also offers a brief questionnaire to help men determine the severity of their ED symptoms, which may be shared with their physician to aid in a more thorough diagnosis.
In addition to the man's perspective, the site also covers implant options from a woman's point of view, with tips on how to start the conversation about ED or implant surgery and what to expect from the procedure.
"ED can be embarrassing for some men and they may have a difficult time discussing it with their partners," said Whitney Erickson, senior vice-president and general manager for Men's Health at AMS. "We have designed this site to provide a comprehensive resource for anyone who is concerned about ED, including both the man and his partner."
Produced by AMS, the website aims to educate patients about the range of ED treatment options beyond medication. ED affects millions of men worldwide, either as a natural result of aging or other causes, such as prostate surgery, diabetes, heart disease or other issues. Aside from sexual dysfunction, the situation can also lead to emotional distress, depression and relationship issues as intimacy may wane as a result of ED.
"What many don't realize is that the medications we see advertised so often don't work for about 30 percent of men who try them, and far too many give up when the pills fail," said Dr. Craig Donatucci, associate professor of surgery, Duke University Medical Center. "There's no reason to just accept ED as a part of life. The patient stories at EDcure.org offer compelling insight into how effective penile implants can be at permanently restoring sexual function and improving overall quality of life for men and their partners."
Penile implants, which have already helped more than 300,000 men rekindle intimacy, improve their relationships and feel more confident, are safe and offer over a 90 percent satisfaction rate.
In addition to real, unscripted patient testimonials about the procedure, how the device functions and what it feels like, the site also offers information about implants from a physician's perspective. Noted urologist Arthur Burnett, M.D., a professor in the Department of Urology at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, shares details about each treatment option and offers advice on how to choose one that is right for you.
If men and their partners have any remaining questions about implant options, they can submit these through the site and get answers directly from a penile prosthetic expert. A convenient physician locator helps site visitors find a U.S. prosthetic urologist in their area who specializes in penile implant procedures.
American Medical Systems, headquartered in Minnetonka, Minnesota, is a diversified supplier of medical devices and procedures to treat incontinence, erectile dysfunction, benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), pelvic floor prolapse and other pelvic disorders in men and women. These disorders can significantly diminish one's quality of life and profoundly affect social relationships. In recent years, the number of people seeking treatment has increased markedly as a result of longer lives, higher-quality-of-life expectations and greater awareness of new treatment alternatives. American Medical Systems' products reduce or eliminate the incapacitating effects of these diseases, often through minimally invasive therapies. The Company's products were used to treat approximately 340,000 patients in 2010. AMS is a wholly owned subsidiary of Endo Pharmaceuticals (Nasdaq: ENDP), a U.S.-based, specialty healthcare solutions company, focused on high-value branded products, services and devices and specialty generics (http://www.endo.com).
More information about the Company and its products can be found at its website http://www.AmericanMedicalSystems.com and in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for 2010 and its other SEC filings.
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Hiscox Launches Small Business Blog Featuring Advice for Start Up Businesses
Postings will feature tips, resources and advice on protecting and running a small business
NEW YORK, Sept. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Hiscox, the first company offering US small businesses the ability to obtain quotes and buy insurance online and in real time, officially launched their small business blog this week to provide resources to start-up and established businesses - http://www.hiscoxusa.com/small-business-insurance/blog/. The Hiscox blog will provide continually updated advice and tips for protecting and running a small business, including video interviews with leading entrepreneurs such as Guy Kawasaki (Alltop), Pete Cashmore (Mashable), David Karp (Tumblr) and others, who tell their start up stories and provide advice to new business owners.
"Hiscox is committed to reinventing small business insurance, and our new small business blog is an easy way for us to share our knowledge and advice with small businesses and start ups," said Kevin Kerridge, small business expert for Hiscox. "We're looking forward to continuing the conversations with the small business community we're already having via social media and positively contributing to development of small businesses in the US."
Designed specifically for the small business and home-office market, Hiscox small business professional liability insurance coverage (errors and omissions insurance) is customized for a range of knowledge-based professions including IT, management consulting, business consulting and marketing. Hiscox offers professional liability insurance quotes direct and online in real-time along with other liability insurance products such as general liability insurance and business owners policies.
Hiscox's licensed insurance advisors are solely focused on helping small businesses with their insurance needs.
Hiscox's online offering is backed by experienced, licensed advisors based at the Hiscox Small Business Insurance Customer Service Center in Virginia Beach, VA.
To learn more about Hiscox Small Business Insurance, visit http://www.hiscoxusa.com/small-business-insurance/ or speak with a Hiscox licensed advisor at (888) 202-3007 (Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM ET). Hiscox is also now on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.
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About Hiscox Small Business Insurance
Hiscox, the international specialist insurer, is headquartered in Bermuda and listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE: HSX). Hiscox is the first company in the U.S. to offer insurance for professional services businesses with 10 employees or less direct, online, and in real-time. We provide professional liability, general liability and business owner's insurance, underwritten by Chicago-based Hiscox Insurance Company Inc., which is rated 'A' (Excellent) by A.M. Best Company. Additional information can be found at: http://www.hiscoxusa.com/small-business-insurance/why-choose-hiscox-insurance/.
Hiscox also provides professional liability, property and specialty insurance to US businesses through US-based brokers. This communication does not constitute a solicitation of business by Hiscox's syndicates at Lloyd's, London.
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CellGuide Announces CLIOX-C, a new MEMS-enhanced GPS Chip Using Baolab's CMOS 3D Compass
Enhanced Location Services and Augmented Reality
REHOVOT, Israel and BARCELONA, September 20, 2011/PRNewswire/ --
CellGuide has announced the selection of Baolab's award winning
NanoEMS(TM) technology as a companion to its location and positioning
solutions. CellGuide will add Baolab's recently launched 3D NanoCompass(TM)
IC to their GPS chip, to create the CLIOX-C, the world's first fully
integrated GPS and compass device. Integrating the Compass and GPS together
enables 'point and identify' augmented reality features to be easily
incorporated in mobile devices, tablets, and cameras. The compass function
further enhances the GPS system by providing immediate tunnel-exit and
dead-reckoning features to assist in situations where the GPS signal is
intermittent or not available.
The CLIOX-C co-packaging of compass and GPS functions creates a highly
complementary, Location Based Service enabling solution, which is offered at
a very competitive price point and footprint. While the GPS and compass
functions can operate simultaneously, they can also be accessed
independently by the host device's application processor, enabling efficient
power management for demanding mobile applications.
The CLIOX-C GPS solution is based on CellGuide's proven host-based SNAP
technology providing highly competitive performance, while minimizing system
power consumption at an excellent cost/performance point. Baolab's
electronic 3-axis CMOS MEMS NanoCompass technology inside the CLIOX-C is the
first product made using its patented NanoEMS(TM) technology, to create
nanoscale MEMS (Micro Electro Mechanical Systems) within the standard metal
structure of a CMOS wafer using standard, high volume CMOS lines, that
significantly reduces the cost of the compass by up to two thirds.
"Baolab's 3D NanoCompass extends the capabilities of our GPS product so
that it can cope with challenging situations and still continue to deliver
reliable positional information," said Adina Shorr, CellGuide's CEO.
"Baolab's technology enables its NanoCompass IC to be integrated with our
product in a very cost effective manner to create a unique solution that
gives an extra level of detail to location services of not only where you
are but also your orientation. The integration of the two technologies
enhances the user experience, so for example you would know whether to turn
left or right when coming out of an underground parking lot whilst the GPS
is still trying to pick up the satellites."
Dave Doyle, Baolab's CEO, added, "NanoEMS now makes it much easier and
more cost effective to integrate MEMS sensors into high volume, consumer
electronics products so that they can become pervasive, meeting the
increasing demand for smarter, more intuitive devices."
Baolab has developed an innovative technology called NanoEMS that
enables MEMS to be created inside the CMOS wafer using standard
manufacturing techniques. This enables them to be made an order of magnitude
smaller than existing techniques of building MEMS on the surface of the
wafer and also at a fraction of the cost. Privately owned, Baolab is based
in Barcelona, Spain.
CellGuide is a fabless semiconductor, IP licensing and design services
company, providing leading performance multi-beacon positioning solutions
for consumer devices. CellGuide's unique and patented GNSS technology is the
product of years of research, development, and field experience. A pioneer
in GNSS SNAP technology and host-based architecture, the company was founded
in 1999 by experts in navigation, communication and signal processing coming
from the Israeli defense industry. CellGuide's host-based architecture is a
highly-integrated positioning solution that provides superior
price/performance and an enhanced user experience in a variety of
location-based applications and scenarios. CellGuide's ACLYS GPS chip, and
the complementary GPSense(TM) firmware, replace dedicated GPS silicon by
leveraging mobile processors and other wireless components inside the mobile
device to provide built-in multi beacon GPS functionality.
To learn more about CellGuide's complete line of GNSS products,
including the CLIOX-C, visit http://www.cell-guide.com or email
NanoEMS and 3D NanoCompass are trademarks of Baolab Microsystems, S.L.
GPSense is a trademark of CellGuide
Online Shopping Mega-Site Wayfair Acquires Australian Home Goods Site Buyster.com.au
Wayfair buys rapidly growing e-commerce startup to capitalize on strong marketing opportunity in Australia and extend its global reach
BOSTON, Sept. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Following the news of its $165 million in funding and recent rebranding, online home goods giant Wayfair (formerly CSN Stores) today announced that it has acquired Australian online home goods retailer Buyster.com.au. Wayfair already owned 50 percent of the company, but has now purchased the remaining 50 percent stake from technology investment firm, Netus.
Buyster.com.au is a successful e-commerce startup in Australia and is positioned well for rapid expansion with Wayfair's expertise, backing and the largest online catalog of home goods anywhere. Given the online retail opportunity in Australia and $165 million in institutional funding that Wayfair received in June, the time was right for a full buyout.
"In this environment, we see Buyster giving local, selection-seeking consumers of home goods the answer they've been looking for, eliminating the need to tap online outlets outside of Australia for home goods," said Wayfair CEO Niraj Shah. "Buyster already has the largest selection of home goods of any online retailer in Australia. But with our recent buyout and investment plans, we can help grow that product selection exponentially in the next few years, giving Buyster a much larger share of the marketplace."
Buyster offers more than 35,000 items from 600 brands, according to Buyster Managing Director Kylie Little. "We're selling many different styles of furniture for every room in the house, as well as lighting, rugs, items for pets, and most recently, plumbing. With increasing investment from Wayfair, we expect to grow the same way Wayfair has in the U.S., the U.K., and Germany - by offering consumers a vast variety of home goods today, while adding more categories and expanding the categories we're already in moving ahead."
Boston-based Wayfair, which expects to surpass the $500 million mark by the end of 2011, recently began consolidating its 200+ sites, such as Cookware.com, Luggage.com, Strollers.com, and BedroomFurniture.com, into one home goods mega-site, Wayfair.com. The company also operates AllModern.com, which caters to people who prefer the modern design aesthetic, and JossAndMain.com, a flash sale site offering goods at up to 70 percent off during 72-hour sales.
Formerly CSN Stores LLC, Wayfair LLC is the parent company for Wayfair.com, which offers a zillion things home - the largest catalog of home items anywhere, crossing all styles and budgets, and covering 5,000 brands of furniture, lighting, cookware and more. With this massive selection of more than 4.5 million products, chances are good people can find just the right items for their homes. Other sites under the Wayfair umbrella include: AllModern.com, JossAndMain.com, and Buyster.com.au.
Beyond its Boston, MA headquarters, Wayfair has an operations and distribution center in Ogden, UT, and another distribution center in Hebron, KY. Wayfair's international offices are in Galway, Ireland, London, Munich and Sydney.
Media Contact: Chuck Casto
Noted Author Ken Thurber Takes a Look at the Impact on the AT&T and T-Mobile Merger Stakeholders
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn., Sept. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- More news about the AT&T and T-Mobile merger, and two anti-trust lawsuits. Now it seems that both the US Justice department and Sprint are trying to stop the merger using the legal system.
Ken Thurber, author of Big Wave Surfing: Extreme Technology Development, Management and Marketing, thinks they will lose. As he says: "While the Justice Department will try hard to stop the merger, corporate interests will be served in the end. The real hope is that constraints will be placed on the merged company that will allow consumers not to be hurt."
He goes on to say, "The regulatory agencies need to stop the merger of AT&T and T-Mobile! Having broken up AT&T once (and it could be argued sent the US into a 25-year dominance in technology), it is ridiculous to allow AT&T to merge its way into market dominance! Allowing market dominance in the only space where future growth appears to be rapid is ridiculous! Wireless data is the key new technology and this merger would effectively leave AT&T in charge of the space."
Thurber notes: "Looking at the players in the merger, it is clear that some workers, suppliers and the consumer are going to be hurt. The alleged benefits of reducing the wireless telecommunication supplier base from four competitors to three are ridiculous. There are no consumer benefits. There is no way that this merger should be allowed. Costs are going to increase, the merged company is going to invest less and service will not improve."
Thurber goes on to say that you need to follow the money. He maintains, "the real issue is not coverage area or connection speed. The real issue is economics. The reason AT&T and T-Mobile really want to merge is that the growth in the telecommunications market is in the wireless data sector and they want to control this sector as wireless data devices become ubiquitous. In such a market where lots of highly skilled and motivated people exist, you should expect that even if the merger happens there will be other players entering the fray! As an example, maybe Virgin Mobile will gain a better foothold with their voice and data options in the US. Maybe Sprint can take advantage to up their market share. But, both of these scenarios are long shots in view of the market dominance that AT&T should have after the merger."
According to Thurber, it's about time that the regulatory agencies take an aggressive look at the potential merger of AT&T and T-Mobile. "When partisans begin pushing issues such as rural broadband coverage instead of economic arguments, you know they're stretching the envelope to justify a merger. Customers will lose! The new company will dominate the wireless market. The new company will get rid of unlimited data plans. Currently, unless you are grandfathered in, AT&T is not selling unlimited plans and expects to start throttling back big customers in the future when they use too much data. T-Mobile currently uses a throttling strategy to control high-volume data users. If the merger goes through, you should expect that costs to the consumer are going up. The only hope is that Sprint or Verizon steps into the fray and lowers prices. However, with the merged company having massive financial capability relative to Sprint or Verizon, cutting prices as a market strategy could be a quick way to the bottom."
About the Author
Kenneth J. Thurber Ph.D. is a renowned computer architect and has developed technology and systems worth billions of dollars. He developed the concept of "technology big wave surfing" to help readers to understand and harness the opportunity of an ever-changing technological marketplace. He is the author of Big Wave Surfing: Extreme Technology Development, Management, Marketing and Investing. In it, he helps readers understand the underpinnings of our new innovation economy be they regulatory, financial or technical issues.
SAP to Acquire Business-to-Business Networking Provider Crossgate
Crossgate Acquisition by SAP to Instantly Connect SAP Customers and Their Business Partners for Networking at Enterprise Level; Will Link Enterprises for Smoother Interoperability, Faster Information Flows, More Productivity, Smarter Decisions.
WALLDORF, Germany, Sept. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Adding to its portfolio of solutions that create rapid value for customers worldwide, SAP AG (NYSE: SAP) today announced its intent to acquire business-to-business (B2B) integration provider Crossgate. A leading provider of hosted B2B integration services, Crossgate enables companies to fully integrate and network with trading partners, clients and suppliers, allowing electronic data exchange with any business partner regardless of their technical capability. As a result of this acquisition, SAP will enable networking at the enterprise level, providing an easy way for trading partners to collaborate, share data and automate processes that link customers and suppliers for streamlined B2B e-commerce.
Headquartered in Munich, Germany, Crossgate helps more than 40,000 business partners across multiple industries to securely exchange important documents and data by connecting companies with their trading partners for faster, more efficient B2B e-commerce. The acquisition of Crossgate follows SAP's strategy to complement existing applications and solutions with smart purchases that offer innovative technologies and capabilities while maintaining its successful organic growth track record.
Crossgate helps companies connect with any trading partner by joining the network once and linking with prebuilt business partner profiles. This is a full-service alternative, which eliminates the need for costly point-to-point integration. It lowers costs and enables further partner participation in B2B initiatives. Additionally, Crossgate's e-invoicing services offer an innovative and secure solution covering the entire process of inbound and outbound invoices, including signatures, compliance monitoring, integrated with customers' backend systems and finance processes.
SAP and Crossgate have a proven history of partnership as part of the SAP ecosystem, and in October 2008 Crossgate received an investment from SAP. Soon after, the partnership was furthered by entering into a global reseller agreement that allowed SAP to offer its customers Crossgate's B2B Content Engine as an SAP solution extension under the product name SAP® Information Interchange application by Crossgate. Most recently, SAP agreed to resell and market the SAP® E-Invoicing for Compliance application by Crossgate, which allows companies to send and receive digitally signed, compliant PDFs or EDI invoices electronically.
"Companies live in an evolving global network of customers and partners, and technology from Crossgate allows them to interact in new ways at the enterprise level the same way that social networking has transformed the way people interact as individuals," said Peter Maier, general manager, head of Line of Business Solutions, SAP AG. "By acquiring Crossgate's highly differentiated solution, we help our customers extend their end-to-end business processes running on SAP to their customers and partners. As a result, thousands of SAP customers will join the network to exchange information easier, execute transactions faster and collaborate better."
"Crossgate is extremely excited that SAP, our long-term partner, has acquired our company and solutions," said Stefan Tittel, CEO and founder, Crossgate. "With combined social network paradigms and service extensions of business applications, SAP and Crossgate now have the potential to change the face of business networks and deliver a new level of collaboration to SAP customers and their business network partners. Our executive management team is excited about the possibility of bringing the Crossgate mission to the next level together with SAP. Our customers will experience business networking that is simple, compelling and efficient."
The acquisition is subject to the approval of the relevant antitrust authorities. SAP will provide additional details about future plans after the acquisition of Crossgate is completed, which the company anticipates will occur by November 1, 2011. Terms and purchase price of this acquisition are not publicly disclosed.
As market leader in enterprise application software, SAP (NYSE: SAP) helps companies of all sizes and industries run better. From back office to boardroom, warehouse to storefront, desktop to mobile device - SAP empowers people and organizations to work together more efficiently and use business insight more effectively to stay ahead of the competition. SAP applications and services enable more than 172,000 customers (includes customers from the acquisition of Sybase) to operate profitably, adapt continuously, and grow sustainably. For more information, visit http://www.sap.com.
Any statements contained in this document that are not historical facts are forward-looking statements as defined in the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Words such as "anticipate," "believe," "estimate," "expect," "forecast," "intend," "may," "plan," "project," "predict," "should" and "will" and similar expressions as they relate to SAP are intended to identify such forward-looking statements. SAP undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements. All forward-looking statements are subject to various risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from expectations. The factors that could affect SAP's future financial results are discussed more fully in SAP's filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"), including SAP's most recent Annual Report on Form 20-F filed with the SEC. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of their dates.
EZ Access Card to Launch Prepaid Debit Card Program with Global Payout
SAN DIEGO, Sept. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Global Payout, Inc. (OTC Pink: GOHE) has signed a Prepaid Card Agreement with EZ Access Card, LLC, Fresno, CA to offer complete management consultant services in launching their prepaid debit card program. The Prepaid Card Agreement requires Global Payout to assign a program manager, issuing bank and financial network to launch the EZ Access Card Program. In addition, Global Payout will manage the due diligence, card design and card program approval in conjunction with the program manager and sponsoring bank. This Agreement will result in monthly transaction revenue from active prepaid debit cards marketed and distributed by EZ Access Card, LLC. Commencing in the first quarter of 2012, EZ Access Card anticipates 10,000 active cards within the first 12 months and 50,000 plus active cards within 24 months.
"We are excited about the opportunity to represent EZ Access Card. They have a wide and diverse customer base that should provide a consistent revenue stream over the life of their card programs," stated Jim Hancock, Global Payout Chief Executive Officer. "Their business clients include direct marketing companies, agricultural firms and celebrity clients."
"This new partnership fits perfectly with EZ Access Card's philosophy to work only with the best facilitators of prepaid debit card services that will benefit our customers. During a time when consumers are more proactive in managing their finances, our prepaid product will empower them by providing a better and more secure method of making everyday purchases, receiving payroll and paying bills. This new endeavor is simply a win-win for both companies," stated by William Claude Butler, EZ Access Card President and Chief Executive Officer.
About Global Payout, Inc.:
Global Payout, Inc., http://www.globalpayout.com, headquartered in San Diego, California, is a payment solutions provider offering U.S. and International companies electronic payment and prepaid debit card solutions. Through Global Payout's processors and solution providers, the company offers an international payment platform allowing accountholders to move money to personal bank accounts in over 200 countries. In addition, the company provides U.S. and International debit cards, allowing accountholders without bank accounts to access funds worldwide. As a program manager and reseller, Global Payout is also a provider of prepaid debit cards in the U.S. for payroll and general spend programs.
About EZ Access Card, LLC
EZ Access Card, LLC is a California limited liability company targeting the prepaid debit card, money transfer and mobile banking industries. EZ Access Card offers an innovative mobile banking platform featuring eWallet, which provides consumers with a single portal to manage their funds from anywhere in the world. Funds can be instantly transferred for free onto a prepaid debit card to make purchases, send and receive money, pay bills conveniently from a mobile phone or online, or obtain cash at ATM's and retailers - or the cardholder can transfer funds from the eWallet to an existing checking/savings account or credit card. This unique feature allows cardholders complete control over their funds and the flexibility to move their money as needed in today's fast paced world.
Forward-Looking Statements Disclosure:
This press release may contain "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the federal securities laws. In this context, award looking statements may address the Company's expected future business and financial performance, and often contain words such as "anticipates," "believes," "estimates," "expects," "intends," "plans," "seeks," "will" and other terms with similar meaning. These forward-looking statements by their nature address matters that are, to different degrees, uncertain. Although the Company believes that the assumptions upon which its forward-looking statements are based are reasonable, it can provide no assurances that these assumptions will prove to be correct. All forward-looking statements in this press release are expressly qualified by such cautionary statements, risk, and uncertainties, and by reference to the underlying assumptions.
Joe Sebo, Chief Financial Officer
Global Payout, Inc.
Tapjoy Introduces Mobile Video Ads Based on Mobile Value Exchange(TM)
Tapjoy Videos(TM) delivers video engagements at scale on a pay-for-performance basis
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Tapjoy, Inc. (http://www.tapjoy.com), a leading independent mobile advertising marketplace, today announced the availability of Tapjoy Videos, an innovative mobile video advertising platform designed to provide advertisers with the reach, impact and brand building power of TV combined with the targeting and user engagement offered by Tapjoy's extensive pay-for-performance ad marketplace. Leading brands taking part in the launch include Gap, Old Navy, Gamefly, eHarmony, Netflix, Intuit, Zynga and others.
"Video ads are expected to be one of the fastest growing segments of the mobile advertising industry, which according to Gartner is predicted to balloon to more than $20 billion by 2015," said Mihir Shah, president and CEO of Tapjoy. "Clearly, advertisers are bullish on mobile video ads, and we help them reach more than 50 million people per day in a way that allows them to engage with their audiences in much deeper and more meaningful ways than TV ads ever could."
Mobile Value Exchange and Pay-Per-Completed-Video Engagement Pricing Deliver Results at Lower Costs
With consumer audiences shifting media consumption from TV to more interactive forms of entertainment such as the Internet and mobile applications, many brands are reallocating budgets accordingly. An eMarketer report predicts that US mobile ad spend will grow between 25 and 36 percent annually over the next three years, while traditional media ad spend will essentially remain flat. However, eMarketer also reports that only 38 percent of online videos are viewed to their completion, proving that true engagement can be hard to find, even in digital advertising.
Tapjoy Videos solves this challenge by allowing advertisers to sponsor content within popular applications, enabling consumers to unlock premium features or content in exchange for watching videos. This sponsorship establishes a unique value exchange in which the user gets a premium application content experience for viewing a video ad in its entirety and the advertiser receives the user's attention for the duration of its message. Tapjoy Videos features pay-for-completed-view pricing to guarantee results at a significantly lower acquisition cost than TV advertising.
Consumer Choice and Interactivity Further Increase Engagement
With Tapjoy Videos, consumers choose which ad they want to watch, and this self-selection process helps ensure the viewer is more interested and engaged in the video than when viewing an automatically generated pre-roll ad or similarly disruptive video ad. Upon completion of the video, advertisers can give consumers further options to engage with their brand through actions such as following the company on Facebook or Twitter, forwarding the video to friends, or visiting the advertiser's web site and allowing consumers to make purchases directly through their mobile device. These actions further increase the effectiveness of the ads and deepen user engagement on a one-to-one basis.
Increased Revenue and Better User Experience for App Developers
Tapjoy Videos enables mobile application developers to generate incremental revenue by providing consumers with virtual currency as the value exchange for engaging with video ads. The ads are seamlessly embedded into the application experience through the Tapjoy SDK, so users can watch video content without having to leave the application. Tapjoy intelligently places targeted video ads along with other ad types to maximize publisher revenue. Tapjoy Videos is architected to minimize bandwidth usage.
Developers can integrate Tapjoy Videos by downloading the Tapjoy Publisher SDK at http://www.tapjoy.com. Advertisers interested in distributing ads through Tapjoy Videos should contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tapjoy is the success engine for mobile application distribution, engagement and revenue. The company's turnkey in-app advertising platform helps developers acquire cost-effective, high-value new users, drive engagement within their applications, and create incremental income by providing an ad-funded payment method. The Tapjoy ad marketplace spans over 10,000 applications and 280 million global consumers on iOS, Android and emerging mobile platforms. Tapjoy is backed by top-tier investors including J.P.Morgan Asset Management, Rho Ventures, North Bridge Venture Partners, InterWest Partners and D.E. Shaw Ventures. Headquartered in San Francisco, the company also has offices in New York, London and Tokyo. For more information, please visit http://www.tapjoy.com.
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CONTACT: Matt McAllister, Fluid Communications, +1-510-229-9707, email@example.com
PrinterOn Introduces Powerful Enterprise Mobile Printing Solution
PrinterOn Enterprise offers secure mobile printing from any device, to
any printer, on any network
KITCHENER, ON, Sept. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ - PrinterOn(®), the leading mobile printing solution, today announced the immediate availability of PrinterOn Enterprise.
PrinterOn Enterprise is an On-Premise Solution which enables enterprise
users to print from any device while in the office, on-the-go or at
home. The software components are installed directly on corporate
servers and all processing and encryption of documents is done on site
in the "Private Cloud" providing secure mobile printing for the
The PrinterOn Enterprise Advantage
PrinterOn Enterprise is a flexible solution enabling multiple deployment
-- Multiple print methods - email, web upload, mobile apps and
desktop printing using the PrintWhere driver
-- Integration with Print Management Solutions leveraging existing
-- Enable printers worldwide with minimal IT overhead, even if
printers are on different networks
-- Geo-search enabled so users can find the closest printer to
their current physical location
-- Underlying architecture facilitates highly scalable solution
-- Email server integration for Microsoft Exchange and IMAP4-based
-- PrinterOn API access enables enterprises to develop custom
integrated line of business applications
Simple Enterprise Printing Increases Productivity for Mobile Professionals
PrinterOn is the world's leading Mobile Printing Solution within the
public, enterprise and home markets.
PrinterOn simplifies mobile printing by providing a common user
interface across all Enterprise, Public and Home locations. This
consistent user experience makes mobile professionals more productive,
whether they are in the office, traveling or working from home.
Printing can be done from any smartphone, tablet, laptop or PC simply by
emailing documents to a PrinterOn Enterprise-enabled printer, or by
using one of the mobile printing apps available for BlackBerry(®), iOS(®) and Android(®) devices. The mobile apps also enable users to locate the nearest
printer to them by using the geo-based or keyword search features.
PrinterOn Enterprise uses a secure release code system to keep
documents private. An email confirmation containing a code is sent back
to the user after they submit a document for printing which they use to
release their prints.
"We believe PrinterOn Enterprise is the most robust enterprise printing solution on the market today," said Ken Noreikis, Vice President Sales &
Marketing, PrinterOn Corporation. "For the Enterprise, security and
reliability are of the utmost importance. PrinterOn Enterprise uses
multiple layers of security across all stages of document processing to
keep data safe. The solution is backed by over ten years of real-world
usage in the public and private sectors with millions of pages printed
annually. PrinterOn Enterprise is a low-risk, proven solution that is
highly configurable with rapid deployment options."
For more information about PrinterOn Enterprise, go to the enterprise mobile printing page at http://www.printeron.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
About PrinterOn Corporation
PrinterOn was established more than eleven years ago and was the first
to develop a cloud printing solution. PrinterOn uses Cloud technology to enable users to print documents
from any smartphone, laptop or tablet to any PrinterOn-enabled printer
in the world. There are over 6000 PrinterOn printing locations
worldwide. The PrinterOn mobile printing solution has been deployed in
hotels, universities, airports, libraries and corporations in over 50
countries. Since its inception in 2000, PrinterOn has processed over 4
million print jobs and has printed more than 20 million pages.
PrinterOn technology is protected in the U.S. and internationally by
issued and pending patents including US Patents 7,007,093, 7,249,188,
6,990,527 and 7,827,293. http://www.printeron.com
Leading Automotive CRM DealerSocket Launches New Web Site
Website enhancements include improved navigation, quicker access to content and industry best practice subject matter
SAN CLEMENTE, Calif., Sept. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- DealerSocket (http://www.dealersocket.com), a leading auto dealer CRM provider, announced today the launch of the newly designed DealerSocket public web site. The new web site features expanded content and best practice tools for automotive dealers and the automotive industry. The design incorporates new navigational tools and content to better deliver the DealerSocket message of "helping dealers help their customers."
"Our online visitors now have more ways to access details about our products and services," says Jonathan Ord, DealerSocket co-founder and CEO. "In addition, we've added some great industry resources and best practices for automotive CRM that our dealer customers and prospects can utilize as a resource when making a CRM decision and more importantly, while establishing and executing the policies that drive the customer experience at their store."
The site was designed and built by the award winning DealerSocket internal marketing team and can be accessed at http://www.dealersocket.com.
Content Deeper and More Accessible
In addition to of dozens of dealer best practice and testimonial videos, the new site features deeper content that includes articles, best practices, tools and resources for the automotive dealer community. This richer content can be used as a general industry resource or in conjunction with making an automotive CRM purchasing decision.
The web site design and navigation elements extend the company's "One Solution, All Departments" mantra, with colorful and easy access to product detail pages for marketing, sales, service, desking, finance, CSI, training tools and product information.
For ten years, DealerSocket has been providing the automotive industry with the most comprehensive Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and training solutions available in the market today, allowing auto dealers to save time, save money, and improve sales staff effectiveness with one consolidated product. With the power to manage sales, service, CSI, marketing and training, DealerSocket is the complete source for all customer facing automotive dealership departments.
DealerSocket's core CRM is enhanced by a powerful customer facing Mobile Portal application to stay in touch customers and prospects via all mobile devices, a data mining tool called MoneyMaker, an online process training university called CarMind and an efficient CallCenter solution. These products can be used alone or in conjunction with the core CRM solution to provide an end-to-end marketing and revenue producing engine. More than 75,000 users at over 2000 auto dealerships throughout the U.S. and Canada now leverage DealerSocket's automotive CRM solution to optimize and manage marketing activities, sales processes, customer satisfaction and retention, and service department operations.
Based in San Clemente, California, DealerSocket has won numerous awards and industry recognition, including being named to the Inc. 5000 list three times, member of Red Herring 100 North America in 2009, Best Management Team in the 2009 American Business Awards and Best Overall Company in the 2008 International Business Awards. DealerSocket is recognized by Deloitte & Touche as one of the fastest growing companies in North America. For more information, call 949-900-0300, email, visit http://www.dealersocket.com or follow us on Twitter @DealerSocketCRM
Altior Announces State-of-the-Art Compression-Decompression File System Accelerator for High Performance Primary and Secondary Data Storage Applications
New AltraFlex(TM) Compression Decompression File System (CeDeFS) Accelerator Solution Significantly Increases Disk Capacity Utilization Without Performance Degradation
EATONTOWN, N.J., Sept. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Altior(TM) Inc., an innovative developer of advanced network and storage embedded systems solutions, has announced the availability of its AltraFlex(TM) Compression-Decompression File System (CeDeFS) Accelerator solution, which uses the industry-standard GZIP/GUNZIP data compression/decompression protocols to increase disk space and boost disk capacity utilization, seamlessly and transparently. It combines high performance data compression, advanced hardware acceleration technology, and device drivers for high-density primary storage. CeDeFS requires no modification to either applications or workflows, eliminating the effort-intensive task of custom system integration. The solution is targeted at applications that generate large and ever-growing amounts of data, such as enterprise storage applications, multimedia storage, and Web content management.
"The AltraFlex CeDeFS Accelerator benefits high performance storage solution OEMs and their customers with significant data compression, immediately increasing their return on investment for data storage capacity and appreciably reducing their future capital expenditures," said Robert Zecha, vice president of operations of Altior Inc. "Storage OEMs can now offer tangible cost-savings and ease of use to their customers as a competitive advantage in their marketplace."
Overcoming the Limitations of Software-Only Compression
The AltraFlex CeDeFS Accelerator is an integrated systems solution that is transparently layered over the native file system, which can be easily implemented into current and future designs, enabling faster time to market. CeDeFS enables application or flow modifications, allowing OEMs' customers the ability to deploy it rapidly and seamlessly, saving time, valuable resources and future storage hardware costs.
CeDeFS can be installed over any Linux file system. It is the industry's first hardware acceleration solution to process compression protocols in Linux file systems and scales in 10 Gbps increments by the addition of multiple accelerators. CeDeFS preserves all native file system semantics such as journaling, atomic writes and access control to ensure that no application or workflow modifications will be required.
Unlike software-only compression techniques, the AltraFlex CeDeFS:
-- Integrates data compression with the native file system, both increasing
existing storage capacity and reducing future capital expenditures.
-- Transparently overlays the native file system, thus requiring no changes
to applications or workflows, and resulting in a low cost of adoption
-- Executes data compression with advanced hardware acceleration technology
that imposes no performance degradation.
-- Increased I/O operations throughput with existing channel bandwidth.
"Customer tests have shown up to a 3X performance improvement over software-only compression, with a corresponding reduction in CPU and memory usage," said Hank Cohen, director of product marketing of Altior Inc. "Many software-only approaches suffer performance degradation because they compress files and folders on a whole-file basis, and opening and closing such files can waste CPU cycles. Even software-only systems that compress extents, rather than files and folders, suffer degradation. The AltraFlex CeDeFS Accelerator alleviates that problem."
For pricing and availability, please contact Altior sales at +1 732-440-1280 ext. 219, or email email@example.com.
Founded in 2004 as CebaTech, Altior(TM) offers a broad range of industry-leading hardware and software solutions for the networking and storage markets. Altior products deliver high performance for increased throughput, significant energy savings, and effective network and storage optimization. Altior AltraCores(TM) are self-contained standalone silicon intellectual property (IP) cores that deliver high-performance offloading of computing-intensive functions from the CPU(s), without data loss. Altior AltraFlex(TM) is a scalable and flexible platform solution that is easily integrated into networking and storage devices. Altior's platform solutions are designed to be cost-effective, energy-efficient, and deliver realizable value to customers by enhancing system performance, reducing development time, and achieving faster time to market. For more information, please visit http://www.altior.com.
BOCA RATON, Fla., Sept. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- MediaNet Group Technologies, Inc. (OTCQB: MEDG), a global shopping and entertainment community, today announced that it has launched the DubLi Shopping Mall in Denmark, the fifth mall launched this year under the new shopping platform.
The DubLi Shopping Mall in Denmark features more than 250 of the most notable Danish brands including Georg Jensen, L'EASY, Day Birget et Mikkelsen, Stadium and Skagen. The launch of the Danish Shopping Mall comes in response to significant growth for the Company in Denmark over the last few years. Since the beginning of 2011, DubLi has launched new Shopping Malls in Germany, the U.S., Australia, Spain and now Denmark.
Michael Hansen, President and Chief Executive Officer stated, "The new DubLi Shopping Mall platform is enjoying a welcome reception from our customers and Business Associates around the world. With every new mall we launch, we benefit from the experience of capturing more data on the user experience so that we may deploy new optimization tools throughout our Shopping Mall universe. While no two geographic markets are exactly the same, we are excited about the data we are gathering regarding consumer behavior, discretionary spending patterns and global ecommerce. We are optimistic about the future of the DubLi Shopping Malls as we enter fiscal 2012."
About MediaNet Group Technologies, Inc.:
MediaNet Group Technologies, Inc. has created a global online shopping community that includes its reverse auction concept, Shopping Mall platform and Entertainment portal. The Company's unique operating strategy combines online shopping with its distribution network to reach customers directly on a global scale.
The foundation of MediaNet Group is grounded in innovative technology, a global platform and an expertise in understanding and capitalizing on global economic trends and changing consumer behaviors. The central hub of the MediaNet Group community is DubLi.com from which all other components of the business model are derived. Additional information about the Company is available in its filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission at http://www.sec.gov.
Except for historical matters contained herein, statements made in this press release are forward-looking. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, words such as "may," "will," "to," "plan," "expect," "believe," "anticipate," "intend," "could," "would," "estimate," or "continue" or the negative other variations thereof or comparable terminology are intended to identify forward-looking statements.
Investors and others are cautioned that a variety of factors, including certain risks, may affect our business and cause actual results to differ materially from those set forth in the forward-looking statements. These risk factors include, without limitation, the risk of (i) an inability to establish and/or maintain a large, growing base of business associates; (ii) an inability to develop and/or maintain brand awareness for our online auctions; (iii) a failure to maintain the competitive bidding environment for our online auctions; (iv) a failure to adapt to technological change; and (v) a failure to maintain adequate internal controls. The Company is also subject to the risks and uncertainties described in its filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended September 30, 2010.
MediaNet Group Technologies, Inc.:
AirTight Adds Wi-Fi Captive Portal/Walled Garden to Its Cloud-Based Secure Wi-Fi and PCI Scanning Service; Announcement at 2011 PCI SSC North American Community Meeting
New Capabilities Allow Restaurants and Retailers to Benefit by Offering Wi-Fi Access with Localized Content, In-store Customer Feedback and Loyalty Programs
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Sept. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- At the opening of the 2011 PCI SSC North American Community Meeting in Scottsdale, AZ, AirTight® Networks, the leading provider of wireless intrusion prevention systems (WIPS) and AirTight Cloud Services(TM) for PCI wireless compliance scanning and Wi-Fi access, announced the addition of Captive Portal and Walled Garden capabilities to its portfolio of Cloud Services - a suite of managed services which includes AirTight Secure Wi-Fi(TM). The new capabilities allow restaurants, hospitality venues and retailers to expand their relationship with customers with Wi-Fi based value-added services such as customized content and e-coupon special deals.
Recent studies have shown that 80.5% of respondents prefer retail stores with Wi-Fi versus those without it, 65% would take advantage of Wi-Fi for various reasons and 53% are willing to share their location to receive more relevant content and promotions.(1)
"For enterprises such as retail, hospitality or quick serve restaurants, AirTight Cloud Services provide a secure WLAN network with minimum cost and complexity while satisfying all PCI DSS wireless security requirements at no additional expense," said Jatin Parekh, Vice President of Product Management at AirTight. "The addition of captive portal and walled garden capabilities now allows merchants to expand their interaction with guests to provide opt-in localized content, create loyalty programs and garner in-store customer feedback, all of which are incentives to keep the customer coming back and in the store for longer periods of time."
"AirTight has consistently expanded its product line and added capabilities to help its customers address not only current and emerging wireless threats, but also to keep on top of new trends in technology and business practices," said Laz Corrales, Senior Manager, Information Security, Citrix Systems, Inc. "The addition of managed Cloud Services with Wi-Fi access demonstrates, once again, how forward-thinking AirTight is."
About AirTight cloud Services
Wi-Fi access, which AirTight launched at NRF earlier this year, is offered as hosted, cloud-based, secure Wi-Fi access, PCI scanning, and network security in a single device. AirTight's Cloud platform provides the most cost effective enterprise solution for in-store Wi-Fi plus all the security and centralized management of the traditional WLAN vendors at a very low, all inclusive monthly fee per store. Because the solution was built specifically as a cloud offering, it is infinitely more scalable than a controller based solution.
AirTight Cloud Services are offered as three levels with a simple automated upgrade to any of the other modules as needed:
-- AirTight Wi-Fi
-- Wi-Fi access with captive portal/walled garden
-- Wireless IPS
-- Compliance scanning and reporting
-- Real time alerts
-- PCI Wireless Compliance
-- Automated compliance scanning and reporting
-- Real time alerts
-- Wireless Security
-- Wireless IDS
-- Continuous threat scanning and alerting
-- Performance monitoring
-- Custom reporting
-- Wireless IPS
-- Continuous threat detection
-- Automated threat blocking
-- Performance monitoring
-- Customized reporting and alerting
-- Real time alerts
The combination of simplicity of deployment, ease of use, and a price point that is unmatched in the industry makes it the right choice for organizations who wish to deploy wireless now or in the future. The services offer a radically less expensive alternative to any competitive solution available today.
AirTight Networks is the global leader in wireless security and compliance products and services, providing customers best-of-breed technology to automatically detect, classify, locate and block all current and emerging wireless threats. AirTight offers both the industry's leading wireless intrusion prevention system (WIPS) and the world's first controller-less Wi-Fi access point and provided as AirTight Cloud Services(TM). AirTight's award-winning solutions are used by customers globally in the financial, government, retail and hospitality, manufacturing, transportation, education, health care, telecom, and technology industries. AirTight owns the seminal patents for wireless intrusion prevention technology with 18 U.S. patents and three international patents granted (UK, Australia and Japan) and more than 20 additional patents pending. AirTight Networks is a privately held company based in Mountain View, CA. For more information please visit http://www.airtightnetworks.com
AirTight Networks and the AirTight Networks logo are registered trademarks; AirTight, SpectraGuard, AirTight Cloud Services and AirTight Secure Wi-Fi are trademarks of AirTight Networks, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
(1) Sources:2011 Devicescape Wi-Fi Report2011 Jiwire Mobile Audience Insights Report
Allot Service Gateway Deployed in Tier 1 European LTE Rollout
Mobile Operator Supporting Over 30 Million Subscribers Expands Deployment From 3G to 4G
BOSTON, September 20, 2011/PRNewswire-FirstCall/ --
Allot Communications Ltd. [http://www.allot.com ] (NASDAQ: ALLT
[http://finance.yahoo.com/q?s=allt ]), a leading supplier of service
optimization and revenue generation solutions for fixed and mobile broadband
service providers worldwide, announced today the deployment of its Allot
Service Gateway [http://www.allot.com/Service_Gateway_Sigma.html ] solution,
in a major European operator's 4G rollout, which will enable the operator's
vision of providing a fixed network alternative. The LTE rollout
incorporates network intelligence built-in from the ground up as an integral
part of the LTE architecture. This will enable optimized delivery of data at
rates up to 100Mbps and the implementation of value-based charging and
innovative service plans.
As a committed member of the 3GPP [http://www.3gpp.com ], Allot is
vigorously leading the push to evolve standards to keep pace with commercial
realities. Allot's 3GPP compliant solution accurately identifies OTT
(over-the-top) application traffic in real time at speeds of up to 160 Gbps
per platform. This provides subscriber, application and network intelligence
previously unavailable to policy and charging systems. With granular usage
information, operators can better monetize network traffic in ways that
reflect its true value for both the operator and the subscriber. Services
[http://www.allot.com/Mobile_Service_Providers.html ] enabled through the
Allot solution include premium video-caching and optimization, as well as
tailored packages, where particular application traffic is zero-rated
against the subscriber's data cap.
"LTE network operators have learned a lesson from their 3G
predecessors," said Rami Hadar, Allot's President and CEO. "Rather than
upgrading, they are now building out their networks as smart pipes from the
outset. The requirement for value-based charging models is amplified by
subscribers' unquenchable demand for bandwidth and a new generation of
data-hungry applications, as well as the service providers' need to find new
ways to monetize their networks Allot's access-agnostic solution is designed
to allow the operator to seamlessly maintain the same innovative approach to
charging across all of access, including 3G, LTE and fixed networks."
The terms 3GPP(TM) and LTE(TM) are registered Trade Marks of ETSI.
About Allot Communications
Allot Communications Ltd. (NASDAQ: ALLT) is a leading provider of
intelligent IP service optimization and revenue generation solutions for
fixed and mobile broadband operators and large enterprises. Allot's rich
portfolio of solutions leverages Dynamic Actionable Recognition Technology
(DART) to transform pipes into smart networks that can rapidly and
efficiently deploy value added Internet services. Allot's scalable,
carrier-grade solutions provide the visibility, topology awareness,
security, application control and subscriber management that are vital to
managing Internet service delivery, enhancing user experience, containing
operating costs, and maximizing revenue in broadband networks.
Safe Harbor Statement
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relating to current expectations, estimates, forecasts and projections about
future events that are "forward-looking statements" as defined in the
Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking
statements generally relate to the company's plans, objectives and
expectations for future operations. These forward-looking statements are
based upon management's current estimates and projections of future results
or trends. Actual future results may differ materially from those projected
as a result of certain risks and uncertainties. These factors include, but
are not limited to: changes in general economic and business conditions and,
specifically, a decline in demand for the company's products; the company's
inability to develop and introduce new technologies, products and
applications; loss of market; and other factors discussed under the heading
"Risk Factors" in the company's annual report on Form 20-F filed with the
Securities and Exchange Commission. These forward-looking statements are
made only as of the date hereof, and the company undertakes no obligation to
update or revise the forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new
information, future events or otherwise.
LINK DSG Joins Forces With Asite(TM) and SaaS North America to Improve Content Management Capabilities for Building Projects
DALLAS, September 20, 2011/PRNewswire/ --
Architects, engineers, contractors save time and money from
workflow improvements and on-line collaboration
Architects, engineers and contractors now have an easier way to
collaborate on the hundreds of documents required to complete building
projects of all sizes.
Asite's cloud technology gives everyone involved in a construction
project access to key documents online, allowing for increased
collaboration, fewer mistakes, reduced rework, and time and cost savings.
The collaborative solution for the building industry is a joint effort
of LINK Document Services Group, Thomas Reprographics, NRI and SaaS North
America. The solution is powered by Asite technology, which provides an
easy-to-use Web-based platform that is widely used by architects, engineers
and construction industry for increased project collaboration and workflow
"We're pleased to offer the Asite solution to our clients to simplify
their collaboration and improve their workflow management capabilities,"
said Bryan Thomas, Co-Founder of LINK Document Services Group. "Partnering
with Asite gives our clients a proven technology with a strong track record
of improving content management on construction projects of all sizes."
Asite technology allows architects, engineers and contractors to load
project documents to a secure website hosted by Asite, with permission
granted to project members to review, revise, comment and collaborate. This
ensures everyone on the project team is working from the most current,
accurate versions of construction documents.
The Asite technology includes the ability to view files in more than 250
formats without users needing the software on their individual computers.
The technology also includes communication tools and the ability to build in
rules for access and workflow to ensure documents are reviewed by the right
people at the right time.
"These features are exactly what our clients want and need to increase
their efficiency and collaboration," said Doug Magid, President of NRI. "The
access to a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) platform lets our clients take
advantage of today's cloud technology to get projects done on time and on
Additional features available in Asite include bid management,
procurement services, document storage and management, collaborative
building information modeling (cBIM), global print distribution, reporting
capabilities, and the automation of key tasks.
"We are excited to welcome LINK, NRI and Thomas Reprographics to the
Asite partner community," said Tony Ryan, Asite CEO. "Together, we will
continue to provide leading digital services to the AEC industry throughout
the world in an effort to simplify the complex document management tasks
they face every day."
LINK Document Services Group gives clients access to experience in a way
they can't get with other Managed Print Services (MPS) providers. We provide
one source for our clients' needs by tapping into the expertise of four
leading document companies. LINK partners are all recognized AEC and
reprographic leaders that are committed to providing a full range of
services and the best possible customer care. By combining our resources, we
provide the greatest breadth and depth of experience available in the
industry. LINK is your one source for any document services you need. http://www.linkdsg.com
About Thomas Reprographics, Inc.
Thomas Reprographics, Inc. combines more than 55 years of experience in
the visual communications, reprographics and printing industries. Thomas
Reprographics is based in Richardson, TX, with more than 30 locations
strategically located across the United States. http://www.thomasrepro.com
NRI is a trusted peer and business partner to design, architecture,
engineering and construction professionals, providing integrated graphic and
content solutions custom tailored to their unique requisites. For the
creative community, marketers and artists, NRI delivers exquisite color
print and software solutions. NRI consists of four divisions providing a
wide range of services: Reprographics, ColorGraphics, On-Site Services, and
Technology Services. As a woman business enterprise (WBE) with over 110
years of experience, NRI has proven itself over and over as a technology,
service, and quality leader in the industry. It is constantly looking for
ways to raise the standards in the industry for the benefit of its clients
and employees, as well as fellow reprographics and imaging companies. NRI
currently has locations in New York, New Jersey, Washington, DC,
Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, California and Georgia. http://www.nrinet.com
About Saas North America
SaaS North America is a SaaS distribution and professional services
company founded to deliver collaborative Software as a Service to
traditional industry in the North American market. With data logistics as
our keystone, SaaS North America delivers economies of scale which surpass
any single source solution. Quickly and securely. http://www.saas-northamerica.com
Asite was founded in 2001 and is based in the city of London. We help
businesses share information and build knowledge in a secure environment in
the cloud. Every day, professionals the world over use the Asite platform to
manage their projects and supply chains collaboratively and to get the
information they need - when and where they need it. http://www.asite.com
LINK Document Services Group
+44 (0)20 7749 7880
Designed for Small Businesses in mind, new security software
delivers more and demands less
AVG Technologies, a leading provider of Internet and mobile security,
today announced AVG Business Edition 2012, a robust-protection,
resource-friendly security software for today's small businesses. This new
version is faster, lighter, easier to use and is available now.
AVG believes small businesses need more than a stripped-down version of
enterprise security: They need software designed especially for them. In a
nutshell, AVG Business Edition 2012:
- Delivers more-with respect to speed, protection, cost
savings and time to focus on the day's tasks
- Demands less-by way of smart scanning, fewer interruptions and
ease of use that makes a smaller footprint on users, administrators,
PCs, servers and the overall budget
- Minimizes threats-via award-winning antivirus and Internet
security across multiple touch-points, from e-mail and the Web to
emerging threats such as information theft, social engineering and the
risks involved with using social media as a marketing tool
- Reduces hassle-with an uncluttered management console
"More than ever businesses need to be aware that the potential impact of
cyber-crime must not be underestimated. With our increased dependency on
information technology, not protecting your business could mean the end of
your business", said JR Smith, CEO of AVG Technologies. "After the 2008
financial crisis, the OECD began to re-examine today's potential
'global-shocks'. Alongside the expected threats; financial crises, pandemics
and social unrest, the OECD also included 'cyber risks' for the first time
ever. Our recent Cybercrime Futures report
highlights the increasing risks we all face
and provides a call to action for businesses to protect themselves."
- Equate online security with corporate governance and brand
protection, and make it a boardroom issue. This is not just a technology
- Protect, and keep protection updated for all computers and
mobile computing devices that are brought in or taken home by staff,
contractors, clients and visitors
- Promote strong password management, with password and username
combinations that are not easy to guess and which include a combination
of letters and numbers
In conjunction with the launch of AVG Business Edition 2012, AVG also
announced the SMB Market Landscape Report, a GfK white paper with new SMB
market-related findings as of mid-2011. Top-level trends demonstrate that
- Have a more conservative attitude toward IT spending as a
response to financial uncertainty
- Are embracing technologies to increase levels of mobility,
though few are aware of the potential dangers associated with bringing
data to more devices
- Recognize the opportunity social networking offers to promote
business and engage with customers, but do not take the proper
additional precautions against specific social-media threats
- Remain focused on traditional IT vulnerabilities like e-mail and
web viruses without safeguarding against emerging IT security threats,
such as information theft and social engineering
- Are most concerned about losing access to files and replacing
hardware, when security breaches are the costlier risk. SMBs that have
already experienced such a breakdown are more likely to have seen the
long-term impact, such as loss of sales and revenue opportunities.
"AVG Business Edition 2012 aims to be the simplest, most tailored
security software for small businesses," said Robert Gorby, global head of
SMB marketing at AVG. "For businesses looking for protection without
impeding performance, AVG is the most compelling product on the market.
Customers can essentially set and forget-with peace of mind that we will
take care of the rest while they interact in the connected world."
In addition to security technology, AVG's information-packed Small
Business Resource Centre [http://www.avgatwork.com ] provides customers with
guidance to stay up to speed on the latest security trends. Security needs
are rarely the same for every organization; AVG helps SMBs select the
protection that is right for their business via an easy-to-use online
security audit tool [http://www.avgsecurityaudit.com ]. After a short
questionnaire about their business, customers receive a detailed report
containing hints and tips to better protect their data.
About AVG Technologies
AVG is a global security software maker protecting 98 million active
users in 170 countries from the ever-growing incidence of Web threats,
viruses, spam, cyber-scams and hackers on the Internet. AVG has nearly two
decades of experience in combating cybercrime and advanced laboratories for
detecting, pre-empting and combating Web-borne threats from around the
world. AVG has a strong reseller network consisting of resellers, partners
and distributors globally including CNET, Ingram Micro, and Wal-Mart.
Contacts: United States: Jeff Seedman, Ruder Finn for AVG, firstname.lastname@example.org, +1(415)249-6763; United Kingdom: Lennard van Otterloo, MSL for AVG, Lennard.email@example.com, +44(0)20-7878-3210; Investor Relations: Siobhan MacDermott, AVG Technologies - Investor Relations, firstname.lastname@example.org, +1(415)299-2945
DVDVideoSoft Releases a New Program: Free WebM Video Converter
DVDVideoSoft is launching a brand new program, Free WebM Video Converter, a free tool to convert videos of popular video formats to WebM and back
NEW YORK, Sept. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Following the upmost technological trends DVDVideoSoft releases a new program for converting WebM format, an open, royalty-free media file format sponsored by Google.
DVDVideoSoft is a well-known developer of free applications for simple video and audio conversion and editing. A set of well-elaborated and clear functions allows users to easily perform their tasks, such as converting their files to formats compatible with iOS devices, Android gadgets and game consoles.
To customers' pleasure, DVDVideoSoft has developed Free WebM Video Converter, a free and light program for conversion between most known formats, including the brand new WebM format, an open-source encoding technology standard that does not come with the licensing barriers of today's popular H.264. With Free WebM Video Converter a user can convert all video formats to WebM, for example *.avi to *.webm, *.mp4 to *.webm, *.flv to *.webm and vice versa just with one click.
Free WebM Video Converter has a powerful ability to convert video formats in different resolutions. A wide range of pre-configured output resolutions, starting from 320x240 and up to 3840x2160, guarantees that neither synchronization problems nor quality loss will occur. The built-in preset editor renders the ability to create unique presets and it is among the advanced features of the program.
The company's representative Alex Wang stated, "I have a high confidence that this product will be an excellent choice for users who would like to enjoy fast and easy file processing. Everybody who needs to keep their media in the new open format WebM now can do this for free with this new application."
Free Video to WebM Converter is included in the package of Free Studio where users can find more than 40 other applications for everyday usage. All the programs are listed on http://www.dvdvideosoft.com.
DVDVideoSoft (http://www.dvdvideosoft.com) is an independent developer of multimedia software programs for video and audio processing. The company was founded in 2006 as an affiliate distributing paid software. Today DVDVideoSoft offers 45 applications which are functional and intuitive to use, writes step-by-step instructions on how to solve different multimedia tasks with the help of its programs and, if necessary, provides free comprehensive support in English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Chinese and Japanese. The amount of everyday visitors to http://www.dvdvideosoft.com is constantly growing and today reaches 350,000.
This press release was issued through eReleases(R). For more information, visit eReleases Press Release Distribution at http://www.ereleases.com.
Magisto Turns Anybody's Unedited Video Footage Into a Short, Fun Movie With a Click of a Button
Secures $5.5M Series B Funding Round Led By Horizons Ventures, Including Original Investor Magma Venture Partners
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Magisto today announced the public availability of the company's free, web-based video editing service that automatically turns any unedited video footage into short, fun movies to share with friends and family. Additionally, the company also announced a $5.5 million Series B Round led by Li Ka-shing's private investment arm, Horizons Ventures that also includes original investor Magma Venture Partners.
Starting today, anyone can use Magisto to turn unedited video footage into high quality, share-worthy movies with titles, music, and all the best scenes. People no longer need to learn new software or spend days sifting through videos trying to do their own video editing. With Magisto, users simply upload their videos, pick a title, select their music, and with the click of a button Magisto goes to work. The company's proprietary technology automatically finds the best footage in the videos and edits them into a short, fun movie that is ready to share on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, or via email.
"Kids. Special events. Family vacations. Everybody is shooting hours and hours of video, but nobody knows what to do with it," said Magisto Co-Founder and CEO Oren Boiman. "The average person doesn't edit videos. It's hard to do, and most people don't have the desire or time to learn video editing programs. So they either post long boring videos nobody wants to watch, or they save them on their hard drive - unwatched, unedited, unshared. We made Magisto to give people a way to take their videos and turn them into movies that are fun to watch and easy to share."
Additionally, Magisto has secured a $5.5M Series B round of funding led by Horizons Ventures, a Hong Kong-based investment manager looking after the private investments of Mr. Li Ka-shing and the Li Ka-shing Foundation in the TMT sector globally. Magma Venture Partners also participated in this round, having previously led the Series A Round in 2010.
"Do-it-yourself video editing is dead. Magisto is an entirely different video editing experience that delivers great quality video editing that has never been seen before," said Frank Meehan, Magisto Board Member for Horizons Ventures. "Magisto is the first company to actually make this automated editing work and bring it to market in an easy to use web service. The potential for this technology is significant, especially given the tremendous growth of video capable devices in recent years."
The Technology that Powers Magisto
Magisto uses revolutionary new technology that understands every aspect of video footage. More than just facial recognition, Magisto knows the difference between people, pets and landscapes and can even infer the "intent" of the filmmaker by analyzing the sounds and images on the video. Magisto's sophisticated technology and unparalleled understanding of video footage make the automated editing service seem like Magic to its users.
Magisto is free to users and can be found at http://www.magisto.com/. Users can select up to 16 video clips to upload, pick a title, choose their music and with a simple click-of-a-button, turn them into a high-quality movie ready to share.
Founded in 2010, Magisto is the only high quality automated video editing solution on the market. Magisto's mission is to change the video-editing paradigm by making video editing as easy as possible by doing the editing for you using state-of-the-art technology. The company is based in Israel and funded by Horizons Ventures and Magma Venture Partners.
eToro Enables Expert Traders to Build Their Own Investment Business With CopyMe(TM)
Expert Traders can now Easily Monetize Their Trading Expertise and Earn a Second Income
NEW YORK and LONDON, September 20, 2011/PRNewswire/ --
eToro, the world's largest investment network,is demonstrating today at
FinovateFall CopyMe(TM), an individual and personalized one-stop e-store
allowing expert traders, also known as Gurus, to generate a second line of
income by showcasing their investment skills. CopyMe's innovative concept
and business model enables expert traders to easily create their own
investment shop and start promoting their financial services to every
potential investor in the world, growing the number of investors on the
eToro social trading network. In addition, Guru-traders benefit from the
integration of CopyMe with eToro's OpenBook, which exposes their trading
skills to over 1.75 million registered eToro users. CopyMe provides
investors with full transparency on each trader's performance, risk
appetite, trading history and portfolio breakdown and is integrated into
eToro OpenBook, the largest social trading network, which enableseToro
community members to invest in their trading performance by automatically
copyingall their trades into their own eToro trading account. Apart from
building their own investment business, Guru traders are compensated on the
amount of unique copiers per month and can earn big pay-outs in monthly
income from their trading expertise.
CopyMe drastically simplifies the set up process for every expert to
easily create their own respectable investment business and to offer
potential investors with afully transparent and performance-based investment
"Today, at Finovate, we will show how successful retail traders can
promote and manage their ownside business," said eToro CEO, Jonathan Assia.
"CopyMe is the logical next step in the evolution of social trading,
enabling our expert traders to leverage their expertise to earn a second
income and to make financial networks accessible to everyone."
To become an expert trader, applicants are selected based on their
historical performance, trade strategy and risk behaviour. Experts are
required to maintain a successful trading history with a minimum number of
executed trades over a specified time period, or hold a professional money
management certificate. In the coming months eToro will offer additional
marketing services to experienced traders allowing them to keep in touch
with their followers and copiers and to effectively promote their investment
eToro's CopyMe will be showcased at FinovateFall, at Pier 92 in Midtown
Manhattan on September 20, 2011, where handpicked fintech companies will
present the cutting edge of banking and financial technology, and compete
for the coveted Best of Show Award.
eToro is the world's largest investment network, with over 1.75 million
users in over 140 countries and thousands of new accounts opened each day.
eToro leads the social trading revolution through its community powered
network, which enables every investor to see, follow and automatically copy
the actions of other investors in real time. eToro's mission is to open the
financial markets to every individual and make them accessible through a
simple, transparent and more enjoyable way to trade currencies, commodities
and indices online. Based on a wide range of innovative web-based and mobile
trading platforms that appeal to every level of trading expertise, eToro's
social trading network facilitates information exchange between investors,
accelerates knowledge sharing and shortens the learning curve for those who
want to bring their trading experience to the next level. For more
information, visit us at http://www.etoro.com.
Asia's Leading Sportsbetting Platform Rebrands as ONEworks(tm)
CASTLETOWN, Isle of Man, September 20, 2011/PRNewswire/ --
Asia's leading sportsbook platform provider, Sunplus(tm) ONEbook(tm)
unveils new corporate rebrand that will see the company trading as
ONEworks(tm), as of today.
The change of company name to ONEworks(tm) is part of a strategic shift
to emphasise its core product which has evolved over the past ten years to
be the chosen supplier to some of the largest sportsbooks in the world
including 12Bet, Mansion88 and more recently Bodog88.
Carlos Salas, ONEworks(tm) CEO comments: "The rebranding aligns our
corporate identity with that of our core product." "Our new brand
establishes not only a fresh identity, but will become the platform for our
expanded range of products due for launch in 2012," Tom Hall, ONEworks(tm)
Business Development Director explained further.
ONEworks(tm) offers several versions of its ONEbookSM platform and
associated services to Licensees looking to target International, European
or Asian markets. Its flexible and competitive approach enables it to meet
the operational needs of its customers. In addition to an extremely robust,
flexible and secure core sportsbetting platform, ONEworks(tm) offers the
market's leading turnkey solution. Operators can effectively license a fully
managed sportsbook, with an extremely broad selection of sports and the
largest number of in-play events and markets available anywhere in the
industry (5,000 soccer events, 18,000 markets). The news follows the
company's increased focus on the European market, with the opening of new
offices to increase support for its European customers.
EiG Milan will provide the backdrop for the launch of the ONEworks(tm)
brand. Please visit Stand 655 and http://www.oneworks.com for more details.
ONEworks(tm) develops and delivers sportsbook software services to
gaming companies worldwide. Covering the entire spectrum of bookmaking,
their core betting platform is a proven, robust system offering an extensive
range of events, bet types and multiple odds offerings and languages all
powered by a fully featured back end. For international operators looking to
expand their brands into Asia, the company offers a fully hosted turnkey
solution via certified third party solution providers. It recently launched
its international format platform from the Isle of Man with enhancements to
better serve the European and international marketplace.
ONEworks(tm) offers a mobile betting interface which is currently
available for the iPhone(tm), Android(tm) and other smartphones.
Media Contact/Meeting Requests:
Jodie Thind, Lyceum Media
KnowledgeView Launches Advanced Mobility and Newsletter Publishing Solutions at IFRA Expo
LONDON, September 20, 2011/PRNewswire/ --
- Vienna, 10-12 October 2011 - stand number A532, Hall A
KnowledgeView will launch at the IFRA Expo 2011 two Expo Firsts: Hosted
very affordable publishing solutions for Web-Mobile, Android, iPhone and
iPad to cater to small and large publishers: Be there, Inform, Engage and
Publish. Another IFRA Expo first will be the 'Publish live' Newsletter
publishing with Syndication system successfully used by http://www.geopolitical-info.com.
Visit us on stand A532 - Hall A.
KnowledgeView, a leading publishing solutions provider in Europe and the
MENA region, is set to expand its 'Publish Live Mobile' suite of products
and services enabling publishers to extend their reach and increase
revenues, through easy multi-publishing to new devices for mobile and
Having established market leadership in the mobile and iPad publishing
solutions during 2010-2011, with many prominent publishers using its
technology, KnowledgeView has now embarked on a new bold initiative offering
very affordable hosted mobile and iPad solutions for all publishers small
and large, enabling them to try new products for their audience with minimum
risks and at speed, benefiting from KnowledgeView's advanced "App Factory".
The solutions Be There, Inform, Engage and Publish will be launched at IFRA
Expo 2011 in Vienna.
KnowledgeView will also launch a unique 'Publish live' Newsletter
publishing system with syndication. Developed for easy publishing and
maximum revenue generation, the system allows a small team of editors to
publish high value reports for multiple platforms in various languages, a
task that would have needed much more effort in the past. The system first
user is Geopolitical Information Service (GIS), http://www.geopolitical-info.com. GIS CEO, Mr. Reiner Mittelbach,
commented on the KnowledgeView advanced system, saying: "The idea behind GIS
is to allow niche multi-lingual audiences to access reports drafted by
world-renowned experts in the most critical fields via online subscription.
The success of this model relied also on a powerful integrated digital
platform that made the content initiation, display and distribution to
multi-media channels very easy thanks to KnowledgeView's Publish live
Newsroom and Syndigital."
Visit our stand A532 Hall A, for comprehensive products demonstration
KnowledgeView Ltd is a UK-based company with headquarters in London and
offices in the Middle East. The company was founded in 1995 to develop
cross-media publishing, news management and editorial sharing systems. Users
of KnowledgeView's Publish live solutions included the Independent News and
Media, Guardian Media Group, News Corporation and the Washington Post. In
the Middle East, KnowledgeView is a leading newspaper integrator, with over
40 media companies, providing consultancy as well as technology, acting as a
marketing and technology bridge between Europe and the Arab World.
KnowledgeView's Publish live suite of products and services enables
publishers to extend their reach and increase revenues, through easy
multi-publishing to paper, Web, mobile iPhone and iPad.
KnowledgeView's RAPID Browser is a powerful news management and
editorial sharing system for automating acquisition, classification and
enhancement of news and media content and creating packages for cross-media
publishing, designed to streamline production and create additional
RAPID Browser has set the standard for the next generation of news
management systems, with its ability to gather content from a wide variety
of sources such as news agencies, correspondents' reports, RSS and Web
harvested feeds, and the power it puts in the hands of users to define their
own ways of filtering and acting on items that match their interests. By
integrating RAPID Browser with Adobe publishing software and with
third-party publishing systems.
RAPID Archive, integrated with RAPID Browser, provides strategic
rich-media archiving for publishers who want to syndicate or share editorial
For media queries:
Please contact Ms. Hoda El Kara email@example.com
New projects, events and webisodes for trendy DIY costumes and decor
IRVING, Texas, Sept. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Michaels, North America's largest arts and crafts specialty retailer brings frightening fun to Halloween this year with a full slate of Halloween events, how-to webisodes, easy DIY costume ideas and affordable decor inspiration.
All U.S. and Canada Michaels stores will host free and low-cost in-store events throughout October, beginning Saturday, October 8 with an extreme pumpkin decorating event. Other events leading up to Halloween include costume and decor making, and culminate on Saturday, October 29 with in-store Halloween costume parades, make-it-take-its, free face painting and more. A complete schedule is available at http://www.michaels.com/halloween.
"Halloween is all about fantasy and fun, and Michaels has everything you need to create affordable, one-of-a-kind DIY Halloween costumes, treats and decorations," said Michaels Chief Marketing Officer Paula Puleo. "We look forward to seeing what our customers come up with for Halloween when they post their projects on our Facebook page - we're always amazed by their creativity."
Beginning October 3 through midnight on October 31, customers can showcase that creativity in the Spooky Craft-o-ween Contest and Sweepstakes on Michaels' Facebook page. Customers can post photos of their Duck Tape® costume or pumpkin creations for a chance to win one of two grand prizes, their choice of a trip to Dallas to tour Michaels' headquarters or a trip to New York City. First prize winners get a gift basket worth $325, and visitors to the site can vote on their favorites to be entered into weekly drawings for gift cards. For complete contest rules, go to Michaels' Facebook page.
Michaels.com provides additional Halloween inspiration with hundreds of in-store and online Halloween project ideas including new Duck Tape® costumes such as Gaga, gladiator and gnome, creative treat bags, carvable pumpkin projects and more. Dozens of Halloween how-to webisodes at Michaels.com show step-by-step instructions for creating party decor, treat tables, buffet displays and easy DIY costumes.
Irving, Texas-based Michaels Stores, Inc. is North America's largest specialty retailer of arts, crafts, framing, floral, wall decor, and seasonal merchandise for the hobbyist and do-it-yourself home decorator. The company currently owns and operates more than 1,054 Michaels stores in 49 states and Canada, and 136 Aaron Brothers stores, and produces ten exclusive private brands including Recollections®, Studio Decor(TM), Bead Landing®, Creatology®, Ashland(TM), Celebrate It®, Art Minds®, Artist's Loft®, Craft Smart® and Loops & Threads(TM). For more information visit http://www.Michaels.com
Allison Swank or Loren Rutledge