e-Skills are needed across all sectors of the European economy, and ever more sought
after by employers who have challenges to fill vacancies. Even during the crisis,
employment has increased by 3% for technical and highly e-Skilled professions.
The growing professional ICT shortage threatens to lead to a Europe-wide shortfall by
as many as 700,000 professionals by 2015. Further, engineering and computer science
graduates have been in continuous decline in all EU countries since 2006. A case in point
is the UK where IT student numbers have plunged from 31% to 17% in 2009.
Eurostat research reveals that e-Skills gaps are particularly large in Ireland,
Belgium, and Malta, but also in countries considered "frontrunners" in terms of digital
literacy and e-skills availability in the workforce - such as the Netherlands, the United
Kingdom, France, and Germany.
The European e-Skills Week 2012 is an initiative of the European Commission and aims
to address the need for digital talents and job creation in Europe by raising awareness
about the importance of ICT related opportunities for citizens and organisations.
Closing event highlights include a prize giving ceremony for e-Skills Week Competition
Winners who came to Copenhagen from eight member states, debate between young
entrepreneurs and leading industries, and the launch of the e-Skills Copenhagen
Declaration. Signed by thirty nine organisations, the Declaration demonstrates massive
support across the EU for the European Commission objectives outlined in the Communication
e-Skills for the 21st century
New Data Center Colocation Platform Established to Consolidate Pacific Northwest
NEW YORK, March 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Halyard Capital, a New York-based private equity firm, announces the formation of Digital Fortress, a new data center colocation platform, along with two initial acquisitions of digital.forest, Inc. and Fortress Colocation Services. Headquartered in Seattle, Digital Fortress capitalizes on the underserved market of regional small to medium sized enterprises seeking to enhance their overall IT infrastructure capabilities through outsourcing with colocation service providers. The company is also well-positioned to meet the growing demand among national corporations for data centers that have access to abundant low-cost electricity with a high concentration of renewable energy.
Recognizing the favorable industry secular trends of: i) supply/demand imbalance; ii) IT outsourcing; iii) growth in Internet traffic and bandwidth demand; and iv) an increased focus on disaster recovery and regulatory demands, Halyard has been proactively pursuing investment opportunities within the IT Infrastructure & Services sector. Halyard has significant experience with data center infrastructure and IP networking solutions businesses, having previously been an investor in Inflow Communications. Inflow managed data centers that provided colocation services and other value-added network services, and was ultimately acquired by SunGard Data Systems. The creation of Digital Fortress leverages Halyard's data center industry expertise and represents the culmination of this multi-year investment initiative effort. Furthermore, this is a continuation of Halyard's investment strategy of combining research-driven thesis formulation with deep sector expertise and an extensive executive network to create buy-and-build platforms.
"During the past few years, we have seen increasing demand in the market for high quality, power dense colocation services, driven by significant growth in digital information and enterprise migration towards IT outsourcing, as well as fundamental advancements in computing technologies, which Digital Fortress is uniquely positioned to deliver," said Robert Pistilli, Vice President at Halyard Capital.
Digital Fortress also serves as a platform for consolidating the highly fragmented data center marketplace in the Pacific Northwest and for select organic new data center build or refurbishment opportunities. The company is currently evaluating the refurbishment of an existing data center space located in downtown Seattle, which would provide Digital Fortress customers with multi-site data center redundancy and increased growth capacity.
Halyard is partnering with Meritage Funds and Sweetwater Capital in forming Digital Fortress, with Mark Hughes, former Chief Financial Officer of Inflow Communications and Executive Vice President of Operations at SunGard Availability Services, serving as Executive Chairman.
"Digital Fortress will differentiate its service offering by delivering high-density power applications serviced with a highly efficient and effective operating model," said Mark Hughes. "We believe this model will deliver best-in-class infrastructure solutions comparable to nationally recognized competitors, but at a more attractive value to customers."
About Halyard Capital
Halyard Capital is a New York-based private equity firm with over $600 million of capital under management, focused on leveraged buyout and growth equity investment opportunities within the media, communications and business services industries. The firm has extensive experience and a proven track record within these sectors, having invested in businesses that include Inflow Communications, EducationDynamics, Engauge, HCPro, NETGEAR, Presidio Networks, TRANZACT and Practice Insight. Additional information regarding Halyard's strategy, principals and investments can be found at http://www.halyard.com.
About Digital Fortress
Digital Fortress, Inc. is a leading provider of enterprise colocation and related services to large and medium-sized enterprise customers. The Company operates two data center facilities, principally located in the Pacific Northwest, drawing on the region's low-cost, high-renewable energy content power sources. Digital Fortress specializes in serving customers with high-density power information technology applications.
SOURCE Halyard Capital
CONTACT: James Coronios, +1-646-460-8936, email@example.com
SANTA ANA, Calif., March 30, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- AuraSound, Inc. (OTC BB: ARUZ.OB) today announced that they have acquired key assets from Arvani, a Norway based consumer electronics company. Included in the acquisition is the Arvani trademark, transfer of Arvani's current customers, and key staff. Mr. Ove Kristensen, previously CEO of Arvani, has joined AuraSound as General Manager, Europe.
"The Arvani acquisition is another key step in our previously announced strategy to expand our sales significantly outside of the U.S. market," stated Mr. Harald Weisshaupt, AuraSound CEO and President. "In addition to providing AuraSound with the recognized Arvani brand, it provides immediate access to some well-established retailers across several countries. We have initiated customer engagements and plan to ship our industry-leading TV soundbars products into these new channels next quarter. I am very excited to have someone with Ove's breadth of experience, market knowledge, and business relationships join the AuraSound senior executive team. He brings the leadership required to ensure that we meet our aggressive sales revenue growth targets for the European market."
Safe Harbor Statement
This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Reliance should not be placed on forward-looking statements because they involve both known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors, which are, in some cases, beyond the control of AuraSound. Any statements in this press release that are not statements of historical fact are forward-looking statements, including, but not limited to, those relating to the AuraSound's long-term strategic objectives. Actual events, performance or results could differ materially from the anticipated events, performance or results expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. BEFORE MAKING ANY INVESTMENT DECISIONS REGARDING OUR COMPANY, WE STRONGLY ADVISE YOU TO READ THE SECTION ENTITLED "RISK FACTORS" IN OUR MOST RECENT ANNUAL REPORT ON FORM 10-K, WHICH CAN BE ACCESSED AT http://www.SEC.GOV. We undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
About AuraSound, Inc.
AuraSound has 25 years of experience specializing in the design and manufacturing of very high-end speakers, consistently providing people with an optimal audio experience. AuraSound's broad range of products include TV soundbars, high-quality drivers for TV's, and state-of-the art subwoofers and tactile transducers for the professional and specialty audio markets. AuraSound's products are based on patented and proprietary NRT® Drivers, Bass Shakers, Line Source tweeters and more. With their 2010 acquisition of ASI Audiotechnologies, they added new customers, additional proprietary transducer technology, application specific amplifier designs and award winning ID designs. For more information visit the company website at http://www.aurasound.com.
General Manager, Europe
Tel:+ 47 4085 2040
Om is Life Announces New Product Line for Upcoming Season, Just in Time for Summer Travels
LOS ANGELES, March 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Om is Life is pleased to introduce its new spring/summer line of scarves and wraps. This new collection features over 10 new colors and prints that capture the essence of the upcoming season, with an eye-catching assortment of fresh, rich colors. The line is promoted under the category name OmWrap, and is a continuation of the company's effort to offer eco-friendly, quality products to its customers. The OmWrap is made of Modal, produced from the cellulose fibers of the beech tree in strict accordance with sustainable principles. This wonder fabric is not only eco-friendly but it is silky soft and breathes better than cotton. As with all Om is Life products, the OmWrap provides relief as well as comfort. The scarves and wraps feature a small hidden pocket designed to fit an air-activated warmer, providing hours of warmth when needed.
Om is Life also offers a full line of travel pillows for the entire family, including the OmTraveler, which has earned travel industry accolades for its comfort and versatility and has been called "the world's best travel pillow" by many. The company also offers The Omster, a travel pillow/plush toy with interchangeable faces, and a favorite amongst the younger travelers.
The OmTraveler was the inspiration for the company. As an airline pilot, founder Leah Murakami spent countless hours at airports and commuting on planes (when not flying them). On her days off, she flew F-16s in the Air National Guard. Comfort and sleep were the essential elements she needed to maintain some quality of life ... yet she lacked both. Leah yearned for a neck pillow that would provide enough support and comfort to sleep restfully, especially while in an upright position. "I spent over half my life on the road and could seldom get a comfortable rest. I needed a great pillow. After searching long and hard, I realized that if I wanted the perfect travel pillow, I would have to design it myself." Thus the OmTraveler and Om is Life were born.
About Om is Life.
Om is Life is an online retailer specializing in unique, eco-friendly products for travel, fashion and fun. Om is Life is marketed worldwide at http://www.omislife.com.
Om is Life was founded with the belief that the finest materials and quality workmanship make better products. Their desire is to provide products that improve people's lives and honor the environment, a philosophy that drives all the company's collections. All Om is Life products are made in the USA, with the goal of bringing comfort and joy to the customer with limited environmental impact.
Philips Shows Atlanta What LED Lighting Can Do for the Home
ATLANTA, March 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
WHAT: First Philips Lighting brought LED light bulbs to your home, and now they are bringing
them to Atlanta with the Philips LED Light Experience, a fun, educational and free
interactive mobile exhibit. The Philips LED Light Experience will provide hands-on
exhibits for visitors to explore what LED light can do for their homes and see firsthand
where science meets style - with light bulbs.
Consumers can learn how LED bulbs are made, what makes them so different, as well as
getting great tips on how to make their house brighter and "greener," with energy-
saving, long-lasting white-light AmbientLED bulbs from Philips. They can also learn
designer tips on how to use long-lasting AmbientLEDs to give the home a "lightover."
WHY: Consumers are eager to learn for themselves the benefits of LED lighting technology and
the Philips LED Light Experience shows them firsthand the comparison - side-by-side -
of the quality of the new, energy-efficient LEDs vs. standard incandescent bulbs. The
interactive mobile exhibit provides an inside glimpse into the inner workings of the
industry-changing Philips AmbientLED A19 bulb, which consumes just 12.5 watts - or 80
percent less energy - than the standard 60-watt incandescent bulbs they were designed to
replace. The new Philips AmbientLED A19 will also last 25,000 hours, or 25 times longer
than the standard incandescent.
This spring, the interactive mobile exhibit will make 13 tour stops in 12 U.S. cities at
retailers, trade shows, festivals and other events. For a complete listing of dates and
locations, visit http://apps.facebook.com/LEDRoadshow.
WHERE: Saturday, March 31 from 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
The Home Depot Buckhead
2525 Piedmont Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30324
Sunday, April 1 from 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
The Home Depot Cumberland
2450 Cumberland Parkway
Atlanta, GA 30339
CONTACT: Silvie Casanova
Senior Manager, Lighting Communications,
Philips Electronics North America
SOURCE Royal Philips Electronics
In the following guide, we look closer at the Forex market, and how it works, plus the
mobile trading app that opens up trading opportunities for traders in the marketplace.
As one of the largest and most liquid markets, the Foreign Exchange (often referred to
as Forex, retail forex or simply FX) market is also one of the most accessible.
Trading 24-hours a day - from Sunday evening until Friday night - you have the option
to trade the opportunity as you see it. Traders in the US can trade from Sunday at 14:15
Eastern Time, when the forex market opens in Sydney and Auckland. Trading continues to
Asia (19:00 Eastern Time); spearheaded out of Tokyo and Singapore, before it moves to
London (2:00 Eastern Time), and finally opens in New York on at 8:00 Eastern Time and
closes at 17:00 Eastern Time.
The New York close is by convention the end of one trading day and the beginning of
We believe Forex is the world's only true 24-hour market with banks and other
institutions maintaining round the clock trading operations that respond to economic and
political developments in real time.
Available across both iPhone and iPod touch, the GTS FX (US)(TM) from FX Solutions
enables forex traders to manage either their Live or Practice FX Solutions
[http://www.fxsolutions.com ] US GTS trading account.
Mobile trading has become an essential tool for an array of traders.
Key features of the GTS FX (US)(TM) from FX Solutions include:
- Trading the forex markets
- Checking the latest prices and market movements instantly
- Opening and closing positions in FIFO order
- Setting stop and limit orders including If Done and OCO (one cancels other)
- Creating new and amending existing orders
- Viewing your open and pending orders
- Monitoring your positions using our unique positions chart
- Viewing and amending multiple Watch Lists
- Reviewing your trade and order history for completed and cancelled orders
FX Solutions, LLC is a leading foreign exchange broker with a focus on advanced
trading technologies, transparency of transaction and unparalleled customer service. FX
Solutions serves retail clients institutional trading partners and introducing brokers in
over 100 countries.
Apple, the Apple logo, iPod, iPod touch, and iTunes are trademarks of Apple Inc.,
registered in the U.S. and other countries. iPhone is a trademark of Apple Inc. App
Store? is a service mark of Apple Inc.
Source: FX Solutions
Press Contact: Matthew Sargeant, Marketing - Americas, +1-201-345-2210
Salient Federal Solutions Announces Expiration of Tender Offer for Shares of ATS Corporation
Merger Expected to Close Later Today
MCLEAN, Va. and FAIRFAX, Va., March 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- ATS Corporation (NYSE AMEX: ATSC), a leading information technology company that delivers innovative technology solutions to government and commercial organizations, and Salient Federal Solutions, Inc. (Salient), a leading provider of information technology, engineering, and intelligence analytic services to agencies in the intelligence, defense, homeland security, and cyber domains, today announced that the tender offer by Atlas Merger Subsidiary, Inc. ("Purchaser") for all of the outstanding shares of common stock of ATSC at a price of $3.20 per share has expired.
On February 21, 2012, ATSC announced that it had entered into a definitive merger agreement with Salient. On February 28, 2012, Salient commenced a cash tender offer to acquire ATSC's outstanding shares of common stock at $3.20 per share net to the seller in cash, without interest and less any required withholding taxes. The tender offer expired at 11:59 p.m., New York City time, on March 29, 2012, and Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., the depositary for the tender offer, has advised that, as of the expiration time, 22,552,686 shares of ATSC common stock (including approximately 215,861 shares subject to guarantees of delivery) had been validly tendered and not properly withdrawn, representing approximately 97% of the outstanding shares of ATSC. All of these shares have been accepted for payment by Purchaser.
In accordance with the definitive merger agreement, Salient is in the process of effecting a "short-form" merger under Delaware law, pursuant to which Purchaser will merge with and into ATSC. The merger is expected to occur today. In the merger, each share of ATSC common stock not previously purchased in the tender offer (other than any stockholders validly exercising their appraisal rights under Delaware law) will be converted into the right to receive $3.20 per share net to the seller in cash, without interest and less required withholding taxes. As a result of the completion of the merger, ATSC's common stock will cease trading on the NYSE AMEX.
ATSC is a leading provider of software and systems development, systems integration, infrastructure management and outsourcing, information sharing, training and consulting to the Department of Defense, federal civilian agencies, public safety and national security customers, as well as commercial enterprises. Headquartered in McLean, Virginia, the Company has more than 400 employees.
About Salient Federal Solutions
Salient Federal Solutions is a leading provider of Federal IT and engineering solutions that enable government and industry to respond quickly to new or surge mission requirements with exactly the right people, skills, expertise, and technical solutions. The company works to accelerate mission impact by delivering highly adaptable technology services, engineering solutions, and domain expertise that enable customers to rapidly meet the pressing requirements of today, while anticipating tomorrow's evolving challenges. Salient Federal Solutions is headquartered in Fairfax, Va., with offices in Colorado Springs, Orlando, San Diego, and Tampa.
This communication is neither an offer to purchase nor solicitation of an offer to sell securities. A subsidiary of Salient has filed a tender offer statement on Schedule TO with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC"), and ATSC has filed a solicitation/recommendation statement on Schedule 14D-9, with respect to the offer. The tender offer statement (including an offer to purchase, a related letter of transmittal and other offer documents) and the solicitation/recommendation statement contain important information that should be read carefully before any decision is made with respect to the tender offer. Those materials have been made available to ATSC's stockholders at no expense to them. In addition, all of those materials (and all other offer documents filed with the SEC) are available at no charge on the SEC's website: http://www.sec.gov.
All statements in this press release that do not directly and exclusively relate to historical facts constitute "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of that term in Section 27A of the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the United States Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. These statements and this information represent ATSC's intentions, plans, expectations and beliefs, and are subject to risks, uncertainties and other factors, of which many are beyond the control of ATSC. These factors could cause actual results to differ materially from such forward-looking statements or forward-looking information. These factors include but are not restricted to: uncertainties as to the timing of the tender offer and the merger; uncertainties as to how many of ATSC's stockholders will tender their shares in the offer; the risk that competing offers will be made; the possibility that various closing conditions for the transaction may not be satisfied or waived, including regulatory clearance; ATSC's dependence on contracts with federal government agencies for the majority of its revenue, ATSC's dependence on its GSA schedule contracts and its position as a prime contractor on government-wide acquisition contracts to grow its business, and other factors discussed in ATSC's latest annual report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on February 17, 2011. The words "believe," "estimate," "expect," "intend," "anticipate," "foresee," "plan," and similar expressions and variations thereof, identify certain of such forward-looking statements or forward-looking information, which speak only as of the date on which they are made. ATSC disclaims any intention or obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements or forward-looking information, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by applicable law. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements or on this forward-looking information.
SOURCE Salient Federal Solutions, Inc.
Salient Federal Solutions, Inc.
CONTACT: Investors and financial media, For ATSC: Joann O'Connell, Vice President, Investor Relations, ATS Corporation, +1-571-766-2400; or Tim May, Chief Marketing Officer, Tim.May@SalientFed.com, +1-703-891-8061
One Hour Translation Now Supports the New Google Translator Toolkit
NICOSIA, Cyprus, March 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Following the release today of the new version of the Google Translator Toolkit, One Hour Translation, the web's #1 professional translation service announced that it supports the new Translator Toolkit with its community of over 10000 professional native speaking translators.
The new Google Translator Toolkit (GTT) now supports Android Resource Files (.xml), Application Resource Bundle (.arb), Chrome Extension (.json) and GNU gettext-based localization files (.po).
The additional supported file types allows professional translation services like One Hour Translation to quickly localize websites, android applications, and other types of software to any language.
"Using the new Translator Toolkit (GTT) translators in our community can easily and quickly produce high quality localized versions for Android and other types of applications," said Dr. Lior Libman, Co-founder of One Hour Translation. "Leveraging the power of the Google Translator Toolkit for localization of po, json, arb and xml files dramatically increases translators' productivity and actually improves quality thanks to keeping the translator focused on the text without having to deal with meta data," concluded Dr. Libman.
Many application developers realize that addressing users in other markets by localizing their applications is a very cost-effective way for increasing sales. "We saw a 357% increase in the demand for applications localization and translation over the past 6 months," said Ofer Shoshan, Co-founder and CEO of One Hour Translation. "Most developers translate their applications into six languages: Spanish, French, German, Italian, Japanese and Arabic," said Shoshan. Using the new GTT application localization is now easier and more developers will probably localize their applications.
Google Translator Toolkit is integrated with Google Machine Translation, so developers can test the translation and see how it works instantly. When it comes to distribution of a translated application, most developers realize that professional human translation is required. Machine translation often produces awkward translation mistakes that may render their application "untrustworthy" by international users.
Linking One Hour Translation's fast, professional human translation with the new GTT allows developers to translate and localize their applications to any language they choose using 10000 professional translators worldwide.
About One Hour Translation
One Hour Translation is the web's leading Professional Translation Service, offering professional translation services to thousands of business customers worldwide, 24/7 - thanks to a community of over 10,000 certified translators. One Hour Translation provides translation services for 60 languages including Spanish translation - a translation process supported by robust technology to assure top quality and speed. One Hour Translation also provides email translation services, professional human translation API, CMS translation plug-ins, e-commerce translation and more. In addition to its translation services, One Hour Translation provides medical and legal transcription services.
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When I started trading with a City Index spread betting account, my confidence and
knowledge was low (you'll find, especially as you begin trading, that these two can
sometimes go hand-in-hand). However, they offer a wide selection of trading education
tools and resources, from in-house seminars at their London office, to webinars that I
could fit around work.
On that note, I - like many new traders - work full time and spread betting is a part
time hobby. Which leads me to my next point; the City Index mobile apps allow me to trade
on the go from wherever I am, and whenever I want, with full and secure access to my
account and their professional trading platform.
At this early stage, you're going to require some guidance; where to go, how to go and
what to do. Well, to start, we're going to cover your trading strategy.
To give you an idea of how important a trading strategy is - it is highly recommended
by experienced traders to never place a single trade, until you have one in place.
A trading strategy offers you guidelines and goals to trade by, making sure to avoid
impulse trades or let emotions take over (which can often happen when a market moves in
Joshua Raymond, Chief Market Strategist at City Index commented: "One common mistake I
find from spread bettors is that they can go into a position without having a clearly
defined profit or loss strategy.
"This can make trading very difficult and leave spread bettors open to what I call
'impulse trades' where they may enter or close a trade prematurely."
He adds that before a trade, having a defined trading strategy
[http://www.cityindex.co.uk/learn-to-trade ] and risk management plan is an 'important step
for beginners, [in order] to understand the market that they trade'.
As you start researching more, you'll start to hear about various types of 'orders'.
To summarise, these orders are risk management tools to help you limit your losses.
Stop loss orders stops your losses at predetermined levels set by you through your
trading strategy, with the aim to reduce your risk.
First, you must consider how much you are willing to lose before you place your spread
From trading on the move with mobile apps; a professional trading platform with a
suite of trading tools; and extensive trading education tools to help me learn to trade
and continue to evolve as a trader.
The Spread Bettor
Spread betting and CFD trading are leveraged products which can result in losses
greater than your initial deposit. Ensure you fully understand the risks.
About City Index:
Today more and more individual traders are discovering the benefits of derivatives,
and many of them are discovering them through a City Index trading platform.
As a group, we transact in excess of 1.5 million trades every month in over 50
countries. We provide access to a wide range of instruments including margined foreign
exchange, CFDs and, in the UK, financial spread betting
We constantly look to improve the performance of our platforms and expand our range of
services. The result is our customers benefit from innovative trading tools with
transparent pricing, competitive spreads, and a high standard of customer support. Visit http://www.cityindex.co.uk for details.
Source: City Index
Joshua Raymond, City Index, +44(0)20-7107-7002, firstname.lastname@example.org
Ireland's leading online department store, Littlewoods Ireland, has something to put
you in the sporting mood with fantastic savings across branded sportswear. With permanent
price reductions across over 3,000 branded products, http://www.littlewoodsireland.ie
has all you need to get active and look great. From top brands like Adidas
[http://www.littlewoodsireland.ie/adidas/e/b/5620.end ], Nike, Asics, Reebok and Puma, to
name but a few, Littlewoods Ireland has it all when it comes to great brands at great
Ladies, inject some colour into your workout with the stylish range from top designer
Stella McCartney for Adidas. The adidas Stella McCartney 2012 Knit Shorts, EUR44 is the
perfect blend of comfort and fun in bright yellow. For working out in chilly weather, the
adidas Stella McCartney 2012 Running Jacket, EUR79 is ideal with its lightweight fabric
while the trendy adidas Stella McCartney 2012 Long Sleeved Hooded Top, EUR62 can be worn
during light work outs or as an everyday sweater.
For the perfect gym wear, look no further than littlewoodsireland.ie. We love the
Reebok Easytone Pants, EUR52, for giving maximum support and comfort during your workout.
Wear with the adidas Stella McCartney 2012 Vest, EUR44 for a stylish and practical outfit.
Whether looking for sporty everyday wear or the best gym gear, Littlewoods Ireland has
a great range of products for guys. The adidas Originals Mens Hoodie, EUR63 is a must have
and a great all round piece, perfect for casual everyday wear. The Nike Fundamentals Mens
Sweatshirt EUR37 also works great for both casual daywear and working out.
Littlewoods Ireland is one of Ireland's largest shop at home retailers, offering
convenient online and catalogue shopping. Formerly Family Album and Kays, the company
rebranded to become Littlewoods Ireland in June 2007. Littlewoods Ireland is owned by
Littlewoods Shop Direct Group, the UK's largest Home Shopping Business.
Littlewoods Ireland offers a wide range of well known high-street fashion brands, such
as Miss Sixty, Firetrap, French Connection, Oasis and many more. Exclusive to Littlewoods
Ireland, is uber trendy own brand, Love Label. In addition to its comprehensive women's,
men's and children's clothing range, Littlewoods Ireland also offers a wide variety of
homeware, appliances, electronics, jewellery and toys, providing the complete department
store shopping experience.
Sony Professional Solutions to Open Digital Motion Picture Center at Sony Pictures Studios
Industry-wide Resource for Training and Education will Support Transition to Digital Workflows for Filmmakers
CULVER CITY, Calif., March 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Sony's Professional Solutions of America group (PSA) unveiled its Digital Motion Picture Center (DMPC) on Stage 7 last night at Sony Pictures Studios. Officially opening May 1, the Center will offer hands-on training for directors, cinematographers and other professionals in the film and television production industries on the use of Sony's groundbreaking F65 CineAlta(TM) digital motion picture camera and the production workflows supporting this new, state-of-the art digital acquisition system.
"This will be a place for the Hollywood production community to share experiences with their peers and help make the transition from 35mm film to digital production as seamless as possible," said Alec Shapiro, PSA senior vice president. "Here, on one stage, filmmakers and other content creators can shoot 4K pictures, process them through a 4K workflow on site at ColorWorks and view the results on a 4K projector."
Shapiro, who is also assuming responsibilities as president of the Sony DMPC, added that the extensive expertise of the professionals on the Sony Pictures Studios lot will be invaluable in launching this breakthrough camera with its unprecedented 8K image sensor.
"Critical to our future success is listening to the industry for their ideas and input to further advance the state of the art in digital production," he said. "This new Center will offer those capabilities on a level unmatched by any other facility in the world."
Several F65 projects are already underway across the industry. The first two movies being shot with the camera are Sony Pictures' recently announced "After Earth," the latest film from the production company Overbrook Entertainment and acclaimed director M. Night Shyamalan, and the Universal movie "Oblivion."
"We're pleased that Sony is making this commitment to the filmmaking community and has chosen Stage 7 as its home," said Gary Martin, President, Production Administration at Sony Pictures. "The Center offers professionals an opportunity to see this exceptional camera in action and learn the best practices for using it."
Curtis Clark, ASC and chairman of the ASC Technology Committee, will play a critical role in directing the educational and training activities provided by the Center.
"The F65 is a sea change for our industry," said Clark. "We can shoot with this camera as we do with film. Since cinematographers and directors have decades of experience with shooting film, they know its capabilities and what they can expect from post finishing. With its 16-bit color and 4K spatial resolution, the F65 expands on these capabilities. This Center will help everyone become familiar with the tremendous potential of this new system and the workflow that supports it."
In addition to the F65, the Center will offer training and education for film and television production on Sony's range of Super 35mm digital systems, including the PMW-F3 camcorder and others. To help Sony keep the DMPC relevant to the needs of the production community, an industry advisory board has been selected. Members include: Ray Feeney, AMPAS Chair of IIF (ACES) project; Michael Goi, President, American Society of Cinematographers; Tom Walsh, President, Art Directors Guild; Hawk Koch, President, Producers Guild of America; Elizabeth Daley, Dean of USC School of Cinematic Arts; Steven Poster, President, International Cinematographers Guild; Leon Silverman, President, Hollywood Post Alliance; Gary Martin, President, Production Administration, Sony Pictures; and Curtis Clark, ASC.
Sony also plans to make the DMPC available to local rental companies and resellers to conduct training for their respective customers as well as 3rd party workflow partners including: Assimilate, Avid, Blackmagic, Codex, ColorFront, FilmLight, MTI Film and YoYotta.
Sony Pictures is currently conducting intensive F65 training workshops, following in the tradition set by its popular 3D Technology Center program. These sessions focus on digital workflows, DIT cart and dailies solutions. These workshops are linked to ColorWorks, Sony Pictures' digital intermediate facility, where F65 camera data will be evaluated in a digital intermediate color grading suite.
For information on the Sony Digital Motion Picture Center contact: SonyDMPC@am.sony.com.
American Wagering, Inc. Announces LEROY'S APP Available Now on iPad Mobile Devices
LAS VEGAS, March 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- American Wagering, Inc. (OTCBB: BETM) (AWI), the parent company of Leroy's Sportsbook (Leroy's), the largest independent sportsbook operator in Nevada, and Computerized Bookmaking Systems, Inc. (CBS), a leading provider of race and sports technology, is pleased to announce that Leroy's has received approval from the Nevada Gaming Control Board to offer its mobile account wagering application, the LEROY'S APP(TM), on the Apple iPad®. This approval is a major milestone in sports betting history as it is the first mobile sports betting app available for download through the Apple App Store and is accessible with a Leroy's wagering account.
The LEROY'S APP is available on the five top selling US mobile devices - iPhone®, iPad, Android(TM) smartphones, Android tablets and BlackBerry® smartphones that are furnished by the top four US mobile carriers - Verizon®, Sprint(TM), AT&T® and T-Mobile®. With the addition of the LEROY'S APP for the iPad, Leroy's offers mobile account wagering to over 93% of the mobile market in Nevada. The convenience-driven application allows Nevadans to enjoy legal sports betting from the widest range of mobile devices available.
"I am grateful for the approvals from the Nevada Gaming Control Board and Apple to allow the LEROY'S APP for the iPad to be introduced to Nevada. Our market penetration in the state of Nevada has been accomplished both on budget and on schedule. We are proud of our achievements in both mobile and kiosk wagering attained in the past year and a half. In September 2011, Leroy's introduced account wagering kiosks in PT's and Sierra Gold taverns. I am delighted with the outstanding working relationship that we have established with Blake Sartini and his team at Golden Gaming. The customer response to both products has been phenomenal," stated Vic Salerno, Chief Executive Officer of American Wagering.
"This is just another validation that American Wagering is the absolute leader in mobile wagering in the US. Our sports bettors enjoy our convenience-driven technology and wagering solutions. Since we have introduced our product in the Nevada market, customer patronage has been astonishing. Our clients tell us that they will be with Leroy's for life. Even though football season is now over, we are amazed at the account wagering sign-up response for our mobile product. There is no question that mobile betting will ultimately outdistance traditional sports book wagering in all markets where sports betting is legal. Our unique patent-pending location technology allows us to go into any jurisdiction with confidence that we can limit sports betting access to a particular state or region. Leroy's has operated in Nevada for over thirty-three years. We are committed to customer service," added John English, Senior Vice President of Business Development and Public Affairs.
For further information and sign-up locations to secure the LEROY'S APP, please visit the Leroy's website http://www.leroys.com, or call the office at (702) 735-0101.
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About Leroy's Sportsbooks: Leroy's Sportsbooks are a wholly-owned subsidiary of American Wagering, Inc., publicly traded on the OTC Bulletin Board under the symbol BETM.OB.
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Iris on the Move® RapID-Cam II Wins Security Industry Association New Product Showcase Award at ISC West
MENLO PARK, Calif., March 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- SRI Sarnoff's Iris on the Move (IOM) RapID-Cam II was named Best in Biometrics, Identification and Credentialing by the Security Industry Association (SIA) New Product Showcase (NPS) at ISC West 2012.
The IOM RapID-Cam II is a handheld, biometric enrollment and identity verification camera system. The self-contained device can enroll subjects into the database by capturing dual-iris images in less than 30 seconds. Once subjects are enrolled, the system verifies identity in less than one second. The RapID-Cam II can easily be operated using one hand, and puts the body of the user at a comfortable distance from the subject.
In addition, the system's built-in wireless connectivity with automatic or on-demand synchronization ensures that the latest information is always available in the home office and in the field. The portable device allows for numerous security applications--from pre-registering individuals as they wait in line at an entertainment venue or military checkpoint to enabling police officers on patrol to quickly identify subjects of interest.
"An easy-to-use, handheld, biometric device changes the landscape of possibilities for identity verification," said Steve Perna, executive director, Products and Services Division at SRI Sarnoff. "As recipients of the New Product Showcase award for three consecutive years, it's gratifying to know that the Security Industry Association recognizes the innovative and important work SRI Sarnoff is doing."
The New Product Showcase (NPS), sponsored by the Security Industry Association (SIA), is held annually in conjunction with International Security Conference (ISC) West in Las Vegas to recognize the best security product innovations. Since its inception in 1979, the NPS has been the security industry's premier awards-based marketing program. This year's NPS program had 70 entries.
About SRI International
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Verizon Wireless Announces Plans to Bring 4G LTE Network to Small Towns in Middle Tennessee
The Only Wireless Carrier To Offer 4G LTE in Tennessee Lights Up Areas Around Nashville
NASHVILLE, Tenn., March 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Verizon Wireless today announced it will expand the nation's largest 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) network to more than 25 towns in Middle Tennessee outside of Nashville in the coming weeks. This expansion will enable customers to use 4G LTE smartphones, tablets and mobile hotspots in more parts of Middle Tennessee to access wireless speeds up to 10 times faster than 3G. Verizon Wireless is the only carrier to currently offer 4G LTE service in the state and has invested more than $1.1 billion since 2003 to ensure residents and visitors have reliable wireless service throughout Tennessee.
With the planned 4G LTE network expansion in April 2012, residents in more communities throughout Middle Tennessee--such as Pulaski, Carthage, Woodbury, Waverly, Winchester, Centerville, Springfield, Portland, Lynchburg, McMinnville, and White House--will have access to the nation's fastest 4G network. Verizon's 4G LTE has been available since 2010 in metro Nashville and the surrounding areas, including Murfreesboro, Brentwood, Franklin, Dickson, Kingston Springs, Hendersonville, Gallatin, Lebanon, Spring Hill, Columbia, Tullahoma, Shelbyville and Manchester.
"While our competitors are just now focused on getting 4G LTE to major cities, we've had our 4G LTE network running in Nashville since 2010 and are now bringing the high speeds to the rest of the state," said Jerry Fountain, president of Verizon Wireless' Carolinas/Tennessee region. "Our 4G LTE network now covers more than 85 percent of Tennessee's population."
Verizon introduced its 4G LTE network to more than 200 million people in 203 markets across the country since December 2010 and offers more than 20 4G LTE devices, including tablets, smartphones, hotspots and more. In real-world, fully loaded network environments, Verizon Wireless 4G LTE customers should experience average data rates of 5 to 12 megabits per second (Mbps) on the downlink and 2 to 5 Mbps on the uplink.
About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation's largest 4G LTE network and largest, most reliable 3G network. The company serves nearly 108 million total wireless connections, including 92.2 million retail customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with nearly 82,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE, NASDAQ: VZ) and Vodafone (LSE, NASDAQ: VOD). For more information, visit http://www.verizonwireless.com. To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at http://www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.
Spring Cleaning Means Big Savings During America's Mobile Makeover Month at RadioShack
April Minimum Trade-in Value Encourages Consumers to Clean Out Junk Drawers, Trade Old Phones for New Mobile Technology
FORT WORTH, Texas, March 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- RadioShack Corp. (NYSE: RSH), a leading national retailer of innovative technology products, services and accessories, announces America's Mobile Makeover Month by RadioShack -- the retailer's latest program to help consumers keep up with ever-changing, fast-paced mobile technology without breaking the bank.
Starting April 1 through April 28, through this special promotion RadioShack guarantees customers at least $30 and as much as $300 in immediate store credit when they trade in a working mobile phone and activate a new one.
A recent survey commissioned by RadioShack found more than 90 million American adults have unused technology products lying around the house. In addition, a third of mobile phone users report owning unused phones -- and more than half of those with unused phones own two or more. RadioShack encourages customers to do a little spring cleaning starting this weekend, clearing out the clutter, freeing up useful storage space and preparing to unlock the value of their unused mobile phones starting this Sunday.
"We all have hidden tech treasures in our homes. RadioShack is excited to give consumers an incentive to unlock that value," said Gene M. Dinkens, senior vice president of store operations for RadioShack Corp. "America's Mobile Makeover Month by RadioShack issues a challenge to dig deep in that junk drawer, clean out that closet, check under the couch and stop your tech-hoarding habits. Bring us your old products so we can help the entire country save millions this April."
America's Mobile Makeover Month by RadioShack runs April 1-28, 2012, at participating RadioShack stores nationwide and will also feature additional trade-in specials in weekly circulars available online each Sunday during the promotion. Guaranteed minimum trade-in values are available only through April 28, but RadioShack's hassle-free Trade & Save Program is available every day. Items turned in through RadioShack's Trade & Save Program are recycled or refurbished, saving consumers money while diverting tech trash from the waste stream.
To learn more about RadioShack's Trade & Save Program or to appraise your device, visit a nearby RadioShack, go to radioshacktradeandsave.com, or download the free RadioShack Trade & Save app in the Apple App Store or Google Play for Android.
Complete the trade-in at a participating RadioShack location to take advantage of the special minimum trade-in value on working mobile phones or receive immediate store credit. Trade-ins may also be completed by mail. Visit radioshacktradeandsave.com to receive a free shipping label. A RadioShack gift card for the trade-in value will be mailed after the product is received. A $30 minimum trade-in requires in-store purchase and activation of a new phone on a qualifying two-year plan, limited to one per customer. The $300 value applies to the Apple iPhone 4S 64GB and Samsung Galaxy S II only; values for other models will vary. Products must be in fully functional, working condition. Other restrictions apply. See store for details.
Survey results, commissioned by RadioShack, are from a nationally representative telephone survey of 2,327 adults, ages 18 and over, conducted March 19-25, 2012, by KRC Research. This number includes 327 interviews conducted with Hispanic-Americans for a total of 406 interviews with this audience. The margin of error for the overall study is +/- 2.0 percent.
About RadioShack Corporation
RadioShack (NYSE: RSH) is a leading national retailer of innovative mobile technology products and services, as well as products related to personal and home technology and power supply needs. RadioShack offers consumers a targeted assortment of wireless phones and other electronic products and services from leading national brands, exclusive private brands and major wireless carriers, all within a comfortable and convenient shopping environment. RadioShack employs a team of approximately 34,000 knowledgeable and helpful sales experts globally. RadioShack's retail network includes approximately 4,700 company-operated stores in the United States and Mexico, 1,500 wireless phone centers in the United States, and more than 1,100 dealer and franchise locations worldwide. For more information on RadioShack Corporation, please visit http://www.radioshackcorporation.com; to purchase items online, please visit http://www.radioshack.com. RadioShack® is a registered trademark licensed by RadioShack Corporation.
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ConnectWise Unveils 2012.1, Extends Industry Leading Service Management Capabilities
New features include robust invoicing and ticketing updates and financial dashboard enhancements
TAMPA, Fla., March 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- ConnectWise today announced new features in the leading service management software designed exclusively for IT service providers, VARS, ISVs and MSPs. ConnectWise 2012.1, the first in a series of four updates planned for the calendar year, includes a broad array of new or enhanced features as well as partner-requested enhancements.
"We've been working with 2012.1 since it was released to beta - and WOW! ConnectWise produced a fantastic release," said Pat DiPersia, owner at DiPersia Technology Solutions, LLC. "This will be a tough one to follow-up on - between three new enhancement requests from partners and several new features, this release is a hit."
Among the dozens of additional features, updates and enhancements, the ConnectWise 2012.1 release includes the following:
-- Financial Dashboard Enhancements: ConnectWise's Financial Dashboard has
been upgraded and redesigned to provide better information on effective
rates and costs and billable/non-billable time, all intended to help
partners better manage client accounts and profits/losses. The feature
displays a list of projects by company or member, and shows the
profitability of all projects. The dashboard will also include summaries
and graphs for past months.
-- New integration between invoicing and accounting: ConnectWise 2012.1
provides additional integration between invoicing and accounting
operations. Invoice details can now be posted to the general ledger of
popular accounting packages such as QuickBooks or Peachtree. The status
of unpaid past due invoices are automatically updated and invoices can
now be emailed to multiple contacts.
-- Web Client Additions: With the release of 2012.1, more screens than ever
will be accessible through the Web Client. Partners are able to view My
Calendar in the browser. Additionally performing a configuration search,
full ticket search and project search is now available.
-- Easier email ticketing: Working with service tickets via email is also
simpler and more productive, with changes to the format of email replies
to tickets that make them easier to read.
-- Service Board Enhancements: Updates to the Service Board include showing
SLA information at a glance, an easy way to view the time remaining to
meet an SLA.
-- LDAP integration: The new ConnectWise 2012.1 also includes integration
with LDAP (Lightweight Directory Access Protocol) to sync user
information, maintain accurate records and enforce password policies,
such as password strength.
"The release of ConnectWise 2012.1, our first major release this year, introduces many new and improved features for managing and acting on business intelligence data," said Arnie Bellini, ConnectWise CEO. "With each phase of updates, we build a more powerful and sophisticated solution that gives partners more ways to achieve profitability and growth."
ConnectWise 2012.1 is now available to all current partners using on-premises or cloud/SaaS versions of ConnectWise.
ConnectWise is Professional Services Automation (PSA) software written by IT people who understand IT business. ConnectWise partners enjoy the increased control, heightened productivity and rising revenues provided by the integrated services available through ConnectWise. ConnectWise provides a true and total 360º view of the company's day-to-day workflows and results. ConnectWise PSA enables everyone in the business to connect and communicate through one unified and fully integrated operational platform that simplifies functions such as help desk and service management; sales, marketing and account management; finance management; project management; procurement and inventory; dashboards and reporting; and streamlined integration with applications by more than 400 developers.
Designed exclusively for the IT Channel, ConnectWise is the leading business management solution for service providers, MSPs, technology consultants, integrators, and developers. Today more than 62,000 IT professionals rely on ConnectWise to achieve greater accountability, operational efficiency and profitability. ConnectWise fully integrates CRM, sales, help desk ticket and tracking, project tracking, IT service management, SLAs, dispatch scheduling, mobile IT services, time and expenses into a singularIT management software to dramatically streamline IT companies. Over the last 29 years, ConnectWise has become the premier business operating system for IT solution providers. ConnectWise APIs are accessed by over 300 organizations, including ConnectWise partners and industry leaders of the IT Nation. For more information visit http://www.ConnectWise.com or call 800-671-6898.
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The driving desire for mobility and the popularity of these devices, such as Apple IPads, Android Tablets, and Smartphone, allow access to data anywhere in the world at any time brings on a new set of security threats. The threats include standard virus and malware issues to malicious components embedded in Apps residing on App. Stores, Loss of Identity, Data Loss, and new attacks and security holes that have not yet been uncovered. In addition, these devices may allow access to inappropriate content that was once blocked by the corporate or school web content filtering devices and now violate the corporate, school, or public use policies.
Barrier1 BYOD applications will protect users regardless of were you gain access. You can be using a WI-FI connection and all mobile traffic will be directed back to the corporate, school, office, or home Barrier1 Intelligent Threat Management System. At that point, your mobile devices are now securing the access, inspecting downloaded apps. for viruses, and enforcing a Safe Search user experience. Network Administrators benefit from an easy to install and maintain security component that will maintain network integrity and visibility.
Barrier1 TM launched a platform that inspects ALL 7 OSI layers in near real time from any IP devices, using Intelligence over 5 years ago. While traditional approaches were concerned with just the edge or gateway, Barrier1 was inspecting all IP devices, and using its patent-pending Intelligent "AARE Engine" to go beyond list-based methods. Barrier1 Complete NAC and 1:1 complete closes another possible entry point into enterprise networks. In today's world, manufacturers should be able to stop the known attacks; it is the unknown, mutated, or never-before-seen that is difficult. Barrier1 has a five-year history of accurately identifying and blocking newly launched attacks that everyone else misses.
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WhatToExpect.com Launches New "Grow With Me" Mobile App Allowing Users to Create Video Documenting Baby Bumps & Years of Growth in Seconds
Proprietary Time-Lapse Technology Turns Hundreds of Photos into Shareable Keepsake Videos
NEW YORK, March 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The newest in its series of award-winning mobile apps, WhatToExpect.com (http://www.whattoexpect.com) - the online home for Heidi Murkoff's world-renowned What To Expect® parenting and pregnancy brand - today announces the launch of its "Grow With Me" app for iPhone sponsored by The Boppy Company. Everyday Health, Inc. created proprietary time-lapse technology specifically for this app, which turns daily photos into videos that document growth over time. This first-of-its-kind app for expecting and new parents can be downloaded for free from the Apple App store.
Whether showcasing a baby's first 365 days or an expecting mother's blossoming baby bump all in 30 seconds or less, users simply take iPhone photos of the subject as often as desired utilizing an on-screen grid to help standardize photo positioning and then create a movie with just one tap. The keepsake videos can then be shared via Facebook, YouTube and Twitter directly from the app and can also be saved. Additionally, the "Grow With Me" movie file can be transferred to a desktop for standard home movie editing software.
"The WhatToExpect.com 'Grow With Me' app is geared toward our dedicated readership of moms and dads, and the innovative time-lapse technology can be used to visually document any type of growth from post-baby weight loss to the growth of a family tree planted in your yard," said Goli Sheikholeslami, executive vice president and chief product officer at Everyday Health, Inc. "Today, moms and dads are busier than ever, so we have developed a suite of mobile apps that combine Heidi Murkoff's expert advice with the best, most essential interactive tools for parents on-the-go."
"Our new 'Grow With Me' app offers families a simple yet impressive way to document the growth of their baby-bump and then their baby ensuring memories to last a lifetime," said Heidi Murkoff, founder of WhatToExpect.com and author of the bestselling What to Expect ® series of pregnancy and parenting books. "Beyond sharing these cherished videos socially with friends and family, parents have the unique opportunity to save it for posterity, as a gift to their child later in life, to use in a video birth announcement or even at a future birthday party."
The Boppy Company will serve as the official launch sponsor of the WhatToExpect.com "Grow With Me" app. In addition to running rich media mobile ads, their signature Boppy® Pillow is pictured with a baby in the app's how-to instructions. The Boppy Company will also sponsor an upcoming "Belly Bump Photo Contest" on WhatToExpect.com and will subsequently expand its mobile presence across the What To Expect Pregnancy Tracker and Baby Tracker mobile apps.
The major motion picture, What to Expect When You're Expecting - starring Jennifer Lopez, Cameron Diaz and Elizabeth Banks - will premiere nationwide on May 18, 2012. Join the What to Expect conversation on Facebook and Twitter (@WhatToExpect).
WhatToExpect.com, published by Everyday Health, Inc., is the online home to Heidi Murkoff's globally recognized parenting and pregnancy brand, What to Expect®. Offering original content and innovative tools for pregnancy and parenting every step of the way, the site has an average of 2 million unique users per month with a community activity every 1.5 seconds. Heidi Murkoff, author of the bestselling What to Expect ® series of pregnancy and parenting books, has helped guide more than 40 million families worldwide from conception through the toddler years and beyond. According to USA Today, this parenting book, known as the "Bible" to moms across the world, is bought by 93 percent of all expecting mothers who buy a guide. Source: comScore
About Everyday Health, Inc.
Attracting 30 million monthly unique visitors (source: comScore), Everyday Health, Inc. is the largest provider of online health solutions. The company offers consumers, healthcare professionals and marketers with content and advertising-based services. Its broad portfolio of websites and mobile applications span the health spectrum-from in-depth medical content for condition prevention and management to healthy lifestyle offerings. Everyday Health offers the tools, community, and expert advice people need to live healthier lives, every day. Everyday Health, the television series, is brought to you by EverydayHealth.com and airs each weekend on ABC stations around the country. Everyday Health was founded in 2002 by CEO, Ben Wolin, and President, Mike Keriakos.
Mobile App Industry Leaders Partner to Launch First-Ever Open API Standard for User Acquisition Marketing Campaigns
Industry Standard API Built by Kontagent in Partnership with Chartboost, PlayHaven, MdotM, and other leading companies to Provide App Marketers and Developers With Transparency Needed to Measure and Optimize the ROI of Ad Campaigns
SAN FRANCISCO, March 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading user analytics innovator Kontagent today announced the launch of the Mobile Acquisition Transparency Alliance (MATA), creator of the mobile industry's first-ever open API designed to bring transparency and efficiency to data collection, processing and reporting for mobile user acquisition campaigns. The Alliance is comprised of a wide group of industry leaders, including many top developers, monetization platform PlayHaven, demand side platform MdotM, direct deals marketplace provider Chartboost, and leading ad networks.
Mobile developers and ad providers are rallying around the MATA open API because of the painful processes they currently endure to consolidate the campaign performance metrics they need to make better business decisions. MATA streamlines the extremely fragmented and sometimes painful data collection and analysis processes now in place by defining and implementing a platform-agnostic, industry-wide Open API standard for the formatting, processing and timely reporting of mobile app user acquisition metrics.
With recent news that Apple is prohibiting UDIDs, the need for such a standard reporting mechanism is even more critical to the ongoing innovation, growth and accountability of the entire ecosystem. The MATA Open API is agnostic to any mobile device unique identifier used by developers and ad providers and is designed to support any install detection standards the industry ultimately settles on. MATA members are also involved in the on-going efforts to find a viable solution that resolves the ongoing privacy concerns associated with UDIDs.
"Traffic attribution and measuring the ROI of users by origin is one of the biggest pain points for anyone with a mobile app component to their business," said Andy Yang, CEO of PlayHaven, a leading mobile monetization platform. "We believe in absolute transparency and are very excited to take the industry a step forward with MATA."
"Not having easy and predictable access to important acquisition metrics across all of our mobile marketing channels is a serious problem for us, and I imagine any mobile app developer," said Mike Sego, CEO of Gaia Online, a large mobile app developer. "This Alliance will enable us to operate our business with greater clarity and vision into ROI, and to be much more intelligent about where we decide to invest our money in acquiring new customers."
"Unifying the APIs that everyone uses right now to report conversion is great for mobile developers, and by joining this initiative Chartboost is enabling them to use the same technology for Direct Deals," said Maria Alegre, CEO of Chartboost, the Direct Deals marketplace that enables game developers to buy and sell advertising directly from each other.
"We believe that MATA is a step in the right direction for the industry and will make it easier for our clients to continue running scalable and profitable, performance-based campaigns. MdotM's API offering together with MATA represents a strong value proposition to our clients," said Sourabh Niyogi, CEO of MdotM, a leading mobile Demand Side Platform. "MdotM is excited to be a part of this initiative."
Built with mutual collaboration amongst developers, marketers, networks, agencies, direct deals marketplace, and others the open MATA standard also ensures the needs of all key stakeholders are met.
"The ingestion of user acquisition data is an enormous pain point for the industry and it's growing even more problematic by the day as the mobile industry explodes," said Josh Williams, President and Chief Science Officer at Kontagent. "MATA solves this problem and provides high-quality, reliable data to the studios, while offloading the data feed responsibility from the ad networks, exchanges and other providers onto a robust, scalable Open API designed and maintained by MATA Key Advisory Members."
"The industry has been clamoring for a solution like this for years, and we and MATA partners are now solving this growing problem before it gets worse," Williams said. "Analytics is what we do. We don't sell apps and we don't sell ads, so our motivation is purely to serve as a catalyst to help everyone in the industry eliminate headaches, stop wasting time and start growing business."
For more information about MATA and how to become part of the alliance for better data standards, visit http://www.openmata.org.
Kontagent is the leading enterprise user analytics platform for application developers, marketers and product managers across the social and mobile Web. Kontagent tracks more than 1,000 social and mobile applications, over 150 million monthly active users, and in excess of 15,000 messages every second. Our proprietary platform, kSuite, has been built from the ground up to harness deep data pattern visualization and analysis that provide our customers with valuable, actionable insights. Armed with this data, and combined with Kontagent's team of data scientists, our customers have the power to better measure and optimize their customer economics and build a more profitable enterprise. Kontagent is funded by ALTOS Ventures, Maverick Capital and Battery, with additional funding from Facebook and other well-known angel investors. Founded in 2007, the company is headquartered in the SOMA district of San Francisco with additional offices in Toronto and London. For more information, go to http://www.kontagent.com.
PlayHaven is a real-time mobile game marketing platform with a reach of 36 million unique users driving 180 million monthly game sessions. PlayHaven's mission is to bring the speed and flexibility of the web into mobile games to help developers maximize the revenue potential of their titles. Based in San Francisco, CA, PlayHaven launched in May of 2010 and has helped more than 750 games in the App Store. For more information, visit: http://www.playhaven.com
Started by early Tapulous employees, Chartboost offers a way for mobile games to make more money by selling their traffic directly to advertisers instead of paying a 50-percent fee to an ad network. The San Francisco-based company recently closed $2 million Series A funding, announced one billion impressions served, and expanded to Asia and Europe. Chartboost is available for both iOS and Android. For more information, visit: http://chartboost.com.
MdotM is a performance-based mobile Demand Side Platform reaching more than 135mm unique users across iOS and Android. The MdotM mobile Demand Side Platform allows advertisers and agencies to efficiently reach their target audience in real-time by gaining access to billions of monthly mobile ad requests. For more information, go to http://mdotm.com.
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Hangout Platform Rounds Promotes "We Love You" Internet Phenomenon
Israelis, Iranians and Supporters from All Over the World Can Now Meet Face-to-Face in a Safe Environment
TEL AVIV, Israel, March 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Rounds, the world's only "communitainment" platform combining video chat and social apps into one fun real-time live hangout experience, announced today its support of a recent internet "meme" that is using graphical images to promote peace between Israelis and Iranians.
The movement of peace between the two tension-filled countries was started by Ronny Edry, a Tel Aviv-based graphic designer who created several image memes of himself and his family with positive messages for the Iranian people. His designs were posted on Facebook and quickly became an internet phenomenon, with mentions on multiple major news outlets. The campaign is receiving an outpour of interest on social networking sites from residents of both countries and others from the global online community.
Rounds is supporting this peaceful initiative by providing a secure area on its platform to function as a gathering place for Israelis, Iranians and supporters from other countries, who want to engage in peaceful and fun discussions.
The designated arena for the "We Love You" campaign can be found at http://www.rounds.com/weloveyou. All supporters will be able to meet each other and bridge the cultural gaps and differences by video chatting, playing games, watching videos and taking funny snapshots of themselves. The Rounds platform also provides ice breaking tips, and conversation starters for the participants, making the conversations easier and fun. Rounds platform utilizes a custom built matching algorithm, which intelligently finds common interests between users to enable targeted one-on-one communication.
"As a global internet company based in Israel, we support this grassroots campaign to foster improved relations between Israel and Iran," said Rounds CEO and co-founder Dany Fishel. "We want individuals from both countries and from around the world to engage in friendly discussions via our platform. The campaign has been a testament to the power of the web as a transformative vehicle for the common person to make a statement and to promote world peace."
Rounds is the only "communitainment" platform in the world, combining video chat (communication) and social apps (entertainment) into one fun real-time live hangout experience, which gives users the closest experience to actually hanging out in the real world. The company was founded in 2008 and has raised a total of $5.5 million in funding. The Rounds video chat Facebook application can be added at http://apps.facebook.com/chatrounds. For more information, visit http://www.rounds.com or contact Natasha Shine-Zirkel at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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TDI and Rokkan Launch EscapeRoutes.com, Powered by Badgeville
Badgeville's Behavior Platform powers challenges and rewards on digital home of the world's first gamified interactive reality TV Series: Ford Escape Routes
MENLO PARK, Calif., March 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- TDI and Rokkan have teamed up with Badgeville, The Behavior Platform, to launch the digital companion to the first multi-platform, gamified reality television series: Ford Escape Routes.
Escape Routes is a new interactive reality series that features a cast of six teams of two, participating in a unique road trip competition with real-world challenges. However, unlike other adventure reality television series, at-home viewers across the country can participate in real-time via EscapeRoutes.com, to help their favorite Escape Routes team win. Viewers impact the outcome of the show through playing and winning on their team's behalf through the interactive challenges and games online.
"Badgeville's technology enabled the team at Rokkan to easily deploy their strategic, creative, and technical visions around this new interactive form of entertainment," said Jim Blackwelder, Executive Technical Director at Rokkan. "We selected Badgeville as one of our key technology partners because of their flexible and powerful gamification platform. Working with Badgeville's unique features, we were able to easily build a sophisticated and unique gamified user experience that couldn't have been achieved otherwise."
The partnership signifies Badgeville's growth as a key technology and solutions provider for the media & entertainment industry's move to cross-platform, interactive programming that leverages gamification techniques and social mechanics.
"We're proud to be partnered with Rokkan to have Badgeville's Behavior Platform power EscapeRoutes.com, and make possible this new form of innovative, cross-platform reality entertainment," said Kris Duggan, CEO of Badgeville. "Gamification and transmedia experiences take entertainment to the next level, empowering viewers with the opportunity to become real-life participants in the television experience."
Ford Escape Routes airs Saturday evenings at 8 p.m. ET on NBC and will also air on mun2, the leading bicultural cable network for young Latino Americans, Saturdays at 11 p.m. ET. Viewers can participate 24/7 in the online interactive experience by registering at http://www.escaperoutes.com
Badgeville, the Behavior Platform, makes it easy for business leaders to measure and influence behavior across customer, partner, developer and employee communities. The leading provider of SaaS enterprise gamification solutions and services, Badgeville's global client roster features the world's most innovative enterprises across virtually every industry, including Samsung, Recyclebank, Deloitte, Dell, eBay, Universal Music, The Active Network, and more. Founded in 2010, Badgeville is based in Menlo Park, Calif., and has offices in New York and Europe. For more information, visit Badgeville on the web at http://www.badgeville.com
Rokkan is an independently owned digital agency reinventing the way brands interact and engage with their consumers. Borrowing its name from the Japanese word for "the sixth sense," Rokkan continues to impact the digital space, delivering digital solutions, turnkey campaigns, and social engagements for some of the largest brands in the world.
Founded in 2000, Rokkan has grown from a three-person startup into a full-service agency housing 55+ Rokkanites--some of the most innovative talent in the industry. With a nimble approach combining social media, strategy, user-experience, design, and technology, Rokkan's not your ordinary digital agency. Find us on Facebook, Twitter @ROKKANmedia, and LinkedIn.
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ReadyTalk Launches Productivity Tools for Online Meetings
iPad application, Quick Launcher and Outlook integration increase productivity and facilitate access to online meetings, webinars and training sessions
DENVER, March 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- ReadyTalk, a provider of audio and web conferencing and webinar services, today announced the availability of ReadyTalk Mobile, an iPad® application that gives people the flexibility to participate in an online meeting, webinar or training session from anywhere. The App joins a suite of recently launched features designed to streamline the start and join experience and maintain the workflow of meeting attendees and organizers.
"We are all tasked with doing more with less time, which is why making the online meeting process as efficient as possible is so important," said Scott King, vice president of sales and marketing."Enabling employees, customers and partners to connect without interrupting their workflow is essential to that efficiency. If they can schedule and start meetings without disruption or participate in meetings from anywhere, productivity can be greatly improved. "
The suite of productivity tools includes:
ReadyTalk Mobile for iPad
ReadyTalk Mobile for iPad makes it quick and easy for people to join and fully participate in an online meeting on the go from their iPad. Participants using the App can see all content presented, listen to Broadcast Audio, chat with the presenter, respond to polls, and virtually raise their hand to indicate they have a question. ReadyTalk Mobile for iPad is available for free on the App Store.
ReadyTalk Quick Launcher
ReadyTalk Quick Launcher is a desktop-based application that makes it easier and faster to start, join, and invite others to online meetings. It offers a convenient and persistent way for chairpersons and participants to connect to a ReadyTalk conference with fewer clicks. The ReadyTalk Quick Launcher is available for download on ReadyTalk's website.
ReadyTalk Scheduler for Outlook
ReadyTalk Scheduler for Outlook provides the flexibility for organizers to schedule and start on-demand online meetings and sales demos directly from Microsoft Outlook. Meeting invitations generated from Microsoft Outlook include all of the information participants need to quickly join web and audio conferences right from their Outlook calendar. ReadyTalk Scheduler for Outlook is available for download on ReadyTalk's website.
Designed with collaborative meetings and webinars in mind, the new tools add to ReadyTalk's already robust audio and web conferencing technology to ensure every meeting is flawless.
For more information about ReadyTalk's audio and web conferencing offerings, including professional services and support for webinars , please visit http://www.readytalk.com, or on Twitter and Facebook.
Founded in 2000 and headquartered in Denver, Colo., ReadyTalk delivers audio and web conferencing services that empower customers to successfully conduct audio and web conferences of all sizes - from ad hoc meetings to large webinars. ReadyTalk combines ease of use with sophisticated marketing tools to increase audience engagement, event ROI and meeting productivity. Unlike other services, ReadyTalk gives customers a full suite of tools for training, collaboration, webinars and more. You'll always have access to the right features when you need them, no need to upgrade to another product. Please call toll free 800.843.9166 or visit http://www.readytalk.com for more information.
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Smartphone App Lets You Unplug From Technology Without Going Off the Grid
NEW YORK, March 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Unplug and Reconnect is introducing a new app for the Android that uses technology to schedule a break from technology. It "silences" your phone for a predetermined period and lets your friends know that you are temporarily unplugging from the virtual or technical world and reconnecting with real life. Once unplugging time is over, the app restores your phone to its prior settings.
"The new Unplug and Reconnect app, like no other app available on the Android market, makes it easy to schedule a 'phone vacation' or an unplugging and reconnecting event anytime you want," said Dr. Joseph Geliebter, founder and CEO of Unplug and Reconnect, an organization dedicated to educating people about the importance of unplugging from technology and reconnecting with the people and events that are meaningful to them.
With the new app - which is available free of charge and free of any advertising -Android users can:
-- Schedule unplugging time in advance. At the scheduled time, your
smartphone will switch to silent, vibrate, call reject or airplane mode,
depending on your selection.
-- Generate an automatic text message when the phone is in "call reject"
mode - such as "I'm taking 'me' time" - so anyone calling your phone
will know you're taking a break from technology.
-- Automatically post status updates to Facebook and Twitter, should you
choose to tell your friends how you're spending your unplugging time and
the duration of the break.
-- Stop worrying about forgetting to reset your phone to ring mode after
unplugging time is over - the new app automatically does it for you.
-- Get instant reminders of upcoming breaks from technology that you have
Feedback from test users indicates that several innovative features make the new app especially useful. Testers particularly liked the app feature that restores phone alert settings once an unplugging session has ended.
Unplug and Reconnect((TM)), a Mind Over Body(® )Inc. enterprise, was created in response to our current state of digital overload. Utilizing the latest research, concepts and techniques, Unplugging and Reconnecting is leading the movement for people to take a step back and balance between our technology-laden, multitasking selves and reconnect with our inner-selves and others. Mind Over Body(®) was founded in 1985 as a participating company of Comprehensive Network to highlight the link between one's mind set or attitude and his/her physical well being and to provide resources, consultation to in-person programs and seminars, and general support to individuals in their quest for physical, emotional and social well being. Visit us online at http://www.unplugreconnect.com.
Casio and Clemson Calculate Change In South Carolina Through Emerging Scholars Program
Partnership Reinforces Casio's Commitment to Education
DOVER, N.J., March 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- For more than five years Casio America, Inc's Education Division and Clemson University have shared a commitment to provide greater opportunities for South Carolina public school students. Today, that commitment is even stronger thanks to Casio's continued support of Clemson University's Emerging Scholars Program - a three-year program that targets students from South Carolina public schools with a goal of increasing the number of students who attend and graduate college, ultimately having a positive impact on South Carolina's economic prosperity.
The Emerging Scholars Program strives to make mathematics meaningful by engaging students in explorations that delve into significant ideas and encourages critical thinking. As a testament to Casio's commitment to provide students with the proper tools to excel in mathematics, the company supplied Clemson University with its fx-9750 graphing calculator for integration into the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics)-driven curriculum. Using the correct tools and understanding the basics enables students to have a much deeper understanding of the power and connections math has to offer.
"In the Emerging Scholars program, students are encouraged to hone significant life skills including critical thinking, problem solving and collaboration," said Amber Branch, Curriculum and Training Director of Casio's Consumer Products Division. "With the integration of proprietary curriculum designed by Clemson and Casio's calculators, we hope to spark the desire to learn and continue growing after passing through the program."
Since 2002, The Emerging Scholars Program has made higher education a reality for students who have not seen college in their future. The mission of the Emerging Scholars Program at Clemson University is to enhance South Carolina's economic prosperity by increasing the number of college graduates that come from economically disadvantaged areas and first generation families.
"This program is really a life saver for some of the students who participate," said Michael Council, a former Emerging Scholar and current financial management major at Clemson University. "We may have ups and downs, but at the end of the day we have a job to do -- which is to make sure every individual who's involved with Emerging Scholars has a better outlook on life and knows that life is challenging, but the outcome depends on how we all react to every situation."
"The Emerging Scholars program has opened my eyes to the college experience and has definitely helped me to grow as a person in the areas of academics and sociality," said Jasmine Fields, current Emerging Scholars student at Allendale-Fairfax High School in Allendale, SC. "It's truly been a positive influence in my life, and without it I really don't know where I would be."
Casio has been introducing calculators as tools for education since 1985, its latest introduction PRIZM(TM), is revolutionary among graphing calculators. It features a high-resolution color LCD display with various functions designed to assist with mathematics lessons, including the world's first Picture Plot function. Picture Plot enables students and teachers to graph mathematical expressions on top of real-life images, allowing for more visual, discovery-based learning.
About Casio America, Inc.
Casio America, Inc., Dover, N.J., is the U.S. subsidiary of Casio Computer Co., Ltd., Tokyo, Japan, one of the world's leading manufacturers of consumer electronics and business equipment solutions. Established in 1957, Casio America, Inc. markets calculators, keyboards, digital cameras, mobile presentation devices, disc title and label printers, watches, cash registers and other consumer electronic products. Casio has strived to realize its corporate creed of "creativity and contribution" through the introduction of innovative and imaginative products. For more information, visit http://www.casiousa.com.
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Bringing their gaming expertise and reputation for innovation to an expanded audience,
Crytek GmbH (Crytek) today announced the arrival of Fibble - Flick 'n' Roll, a brand new
physics-based puzzle game available for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Creators of
award-winning titles such as Far Cry and the Crysis series, Crytek's debut game for mobile
devices retains the top-notch production values associated with the company whilst
offering an accessible gameplay experience that everyone can enjoy.
Fibble - Flick 'n' Roll places players in control of the cute, but curiously brave,
Fibble - an extraterrestrial who has crash-landed on earth and become separated from his
crew in the process. Use the simple and intuitive touch screen controls to help Fibble
find his friends, and combine the unique skills of the crew as you navigate 30 levels
spread across the rooms of a suburban home. With achievements to accomplish, online
scoreboards to climb and groundbreaking gameplay at every turn, Fibble - Flick 'n' Roll is
a mobile adventure not to be missed!
"Innovation, fun and unique user experiences have always been at the heart of Crytek's
games." said Cevat Yerli, CEO & President of Crytek. "Fibble - Flick 'n' Roll continues
that tradition whilst inviting a wider audience to experience the high production values
that help our games to stand out from the crowd. Players can look forward to breathtaking
console-quality graphics, and - most importantly - a highly engaging gameplay experience
that will offer lots of replay value."
Fibble - Flick 'n' Roll is available from the App Store for $1.99 / EUR1.59 on iPhone
and iPod touch, while Fibble - Flick 'n' Roll HD can be downloaded for $4.99 / EUR3.99 on
ARRIS Adds Android(TM) OS Support to Its Industry Leading WorkAssure(TM) Handheld Device Software
SUWANEE, Ga., March 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- ARRIS Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: ARRS), the industry leader in workforce management software, today announced that the ARRIS WorkAssure Workforce Management solution now includes support for handheld devices and tablets using the Android OS platform. This release further demonstrates ARRIS' commitment to providing cable broadband operators with the full solution portfolio required in today's competitive landscape. Technicians in the field need intelligent tools to make their jobs easier and more efficient: they are often the face of the company in the eyes of the customer and meeting subscriber service expectations is a top priority.
"Operators are beginning to phase out existing handheld devices and purchasing new Android devices because of the user-friendly features," said ARRIS Senior Director of Assurance Solutions Product Line Management, Gary Cunha. "We want to do everything we can to make technicians in the field as productive as possible, so to that end, WorkAssure's comprehensive mobile support can now be extended to a variety of handheld devices and tablets that use the Android OS platform."
WorkAssure continues to provide the cable broadband industry with the most comprehensive suite of tools to improve customer service and event resolution with real-time interconnection of field service, dispatching, inventory, and support staff. In current use by over 40,000 cable broadband technicians, and auto routing more than 110 million work orders per year, WorkAssure enables operators to efficiently streamline operations through workflow improvements that increase productivity, reduce errors and improve reliability and quality.
ARRIS is a global communications technology company specializing in the design, engineering and supply of communications and IP technologies that support broadband services for residential and business customers around the world. The company supplies broadband operators with the tools and platforms they need to deliver and monitor advanced video, data and voice subscriber services, including whole home video across multiple screens, ultra high-speed data, personalized advertising and carrier-grade telephony. Headquartered near Atlanta, in Suwanee, Georgia, USA, ARRIS has R&D centers in Beaverton, OR; Chicago, IL; Cork, Ireland; Kirkland, WA; Redwood City, CA; Shenzhen, China; State College, PA; Tel Aviv, Israel; Wallingford, CT and Waltham, MA, and operates support and sales offices throughout the world. Information about ARRIS products and services can be found at http://www.arrisi.com.
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Williamsville Wellness Announces Digital Art Therapy Program
Program utilizes new technology to provide an easy drawing experience and enhance the continued benefits of taking home the piece and continuing to work on it.
HANOVER, Va., March 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Williamsville Wellness recently expanded their successful art therapy program to incorporate the iPad and tablet PC into their work. Art therapy has long been a viable part of treatment at Williamsville Wellness, a residential gambling and alcohol addiction treatment center in Virginia. In the past, the treatment model involved creating a picture during a session and using it as an instrument of treatment within that session. There was relatively limited ability to continue working with an image after the session had ended; the patient could take home what they produced but couldn't really add much to it.
"The iPad and tablet PC technology has changed everything. Our patients can draw easily, see their work in vivid color, and download it all to continue adding to it later," explains Bob Cabaniss, Founder of Williamsville Wellness. "Art therapy has long been a staple of our comprehensive treatment program. With these new additions, this treatment will be even more effective and life-changing for our patients."
The new additions to the program offer a substantial change to art therapy. The addiction recovery center can now offer drawing without the mess. Retinal displays on the iPad allow patients to see their work in crystal clear high definition. This enhancement gives patients a new sense of accomplishment as they see their work enhanced.
Another advantage of the new technology is that it allows alcohol and gambling addiction patients to carry their art with them and continue changing it and absorbing its meaning even after the session is over. The easy use that an iPad can provide will empower patients to continue working on their art anywhere, even long after they've left Williamsville.
About Williamsville Wellness: Williamsville Wellness (http://williamsvillewellness.com/) is a residential alcohol, and gambling addiction recovery center located in Hanover, Virginia. Every Williamsville patient is provided with a customized treatment plan to help address the underlying causes of their unique addiction, including an average of 20+ one on one therapy sessions per week.
9 Video Production Tips for Making Professional-Looking Brand Videos
Experienced video producer offers insights and advice for creating high quality video content
NEW YORK, March 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Video production can be tricky, but video content is compelling, and it's an increasingly important part of content marketing and social media strategies. Mastering the art of video production is an imperative for professional communicators, and today on Beyond PR, experienced producer Evan Horisk of MultiVu offers advice for:
The Beyond PR blog highlights communications tactics and trends in public relations, investor relations, social media, SEO and content marketing.
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Mushroom Networks Debuts New Truffle Broadband Bonding Appliance -- Features Advanced Quality of Service Traffic Controls
Company's Flagship Product Allows Enterprise Clients to Manage Bandwidth Demands of Cloud-Based SaaS Applications through a Reliable and Secure Bonded Network
SAN DIEGO, March 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Mushroom Networks, Inc., innovators of Broadband Bonding(TM) technology, today announced the availability of a new enhanced Quality of Service (QoS) version of its flagship Truffle product, an advanced Broadband Bonding network appliance targeting business, government, and data centers.
Truffle provides a way for organizations with limited bandwidth options to bond together up to twelve internet connections into a single virtual broadband pipe. It accepts any combination of connection technologies, including T1, fiber, DSL, or cable, and intelligently combines them for optimal speed and improved reliability due to the redundancies of multiple connections. No coordination with the ISPs or the local network is required for the bonded connection.
The new unit features enhanced controls, allowing visibility, filtering and classification of traffic via application-aware layer 7 deep-packet inspection filters with a built-in library of hundreds of application identifiers. It enables traffic to be placed into various priority levels, including classifications of mission critical traffic such as VPN, video, VOIP or cloud-based business applications with pinpoint control of minimum guaranteed bandwidth, maximum allowed bandwidth and priority levels on a per application, user or flow basis. Traffic can be custom shaped to allow for guaranteed bandwidth for desired applications, as well as the ability to limit or block recreational or malicious traffic. The presentation layer provides graphical visibility into application traffic, network characteristics such as utilization, response times and overall connection and performance profiles.
"Truffle provides higher throughput and enhanced reliability with the added benefit of QoS controls for optimal user experience. It optimizes traffic flows for businesses with a variety of application needs, from real-time VoIP to cloud-based SaaS applications both in inbound and outbound directions. The QoS are implemented dynamically, and intelligently utilizes unused bandwidth for lower priority traffic if the high-priority applications are not running or there is simply available bandwidth," said Dr. Cahit Akin, CEO of Mushroom Networks. "It provides a granular way of improving the quality of service through application prioritization, monitoring and shaping that gives companies a controlled, secure, and redundant WAN connection. This product enhancement further cements our status as the innovation leader in Broadband Bonding and WAN virtualization."
The Truffle is now available through select channels. For more information and to inquire about pricing call (858) 452-1031 or visit http://www.mushroomnetworks.com.
About Mushroom Networks
Mushroom Networks, Inc., is a privately held company based in San Diego, CA, providing patent pending Broadband Bonding solutions to a range of Internet connection applications. The company's flagship product line serves SMBs, enterprises, multi-tenant buildings, and broadband service providers and bonds dissimilar broadband access technologies forming a single highly reliable broadband pipe that can easily scale based on needs. Mushroom Networks was a finalist for the coveted XCHANGE Tech Innovators Xcellence Award, 2007 CONNECT® 'Most Innovative New Product' award, 2008 CONNECT® 'Most Innovative New Product' award, Network World's "top technology trend of 2008" award, the 2010 TechAmerica's High Tech awards, winner of the 2011 Mario technology award and nominated for the best investment opportunity within the fixed telecom sector by Telecom Council of Silicon Valley. For more information, please visit http://www.mushroomnetworks.com or call 858-452-1031.
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LasVegasShows.com Offers Best Deals on Top Las Vegas Shows
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