NECS, Inc. Launches Android Version Of The ELECTRONIC ORDER PAD Available In The Google Play Store
Tablet Application Allows for Higher Profitability and Efficiency for Food Distribution Sales Representatives Using Google Nexus 7" Tablet
MADISON, Conn., Nov. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- In line with its company mission to adapt to new technology early and constantly provide new features for their user base, NECS, Inc. released the Android version of the ELECTRONIC ORDER PAD (EOP) which is compatible with the Google Nexus 7 tablet and can now be downloaded from the Google Play Store. It has the option to go into "Demo" mode so potential customers can preview its features before buying.
In 2011, NECS launched their first ELECTRONIC ORDER PAD application for the Apple iPad and promised their customers that there will be an Android version. "The EOP running on the Apple iPad was our top selling product in 2011 & 2012. This application, on average, processes two million dollars per day in orders. I'm positive the Android version will be loved as much by our customers," stated founder and president, Chris Anatra.
The ELECTRONIC ORDER PAD was designed to run on a touch-based tablet computer. It provides powerful order entry and sales prospecting tools for food distribution sales representatives (DSR). You heard that right, no more heavy laptops for DSRs that are always on the road. "The EOP was designed to create customer orders quickly, while providing important information to increase sales volume, profit margins and to aid in prospecting for new clients," Chris said.
The EOP is compatible with the Apple iPad and the now the Android based Google Nexus 7 tablet. The Android version is now available for download in the Google Play Store. Expect more devices to be compatible with the EOP in the near future.
About NECS, Inc.:
Since 1987 NECS has been providing food distribution software for over 1,500 wholesale food distributors. They include full-line food distributors, importers, exporters and those that specialize in meat, seafood, poultry, produce, dairy, cheese and beverages. Over the years, the system has evolved into entree, a comprehensive Windows ERP application designed for the unique needs of food service distributors.
Exactly a year after Nokia created the biggest light show the capital had ever seen -
a 4D projection that covered Millbank Tower [http://youtu.be/SX2Gd-kqV5s ] - the mobile
giant transformed an entire London square last night into an immersive audio-visual show
Nokia rigged every inch of Flat Iron Square in Southwark, using specially developed
software, to come alive in sequence to a deadmau5 set. People arriving in the square saw
just a normal London street, and as the music started the technology allowed in to be
'played' like a musical instrument.
Adam Johnson, Head of Consumer Marketing (UK & Ireland) at Nokia said: "We wanted to
do something as innovative as our products to celebrate the launch of the new Nokia Lumia
range. The show took its inspiration from the vibrant colours of the range. The Nokia
Lumia 920 has extraordinary low light capabilities and we wanted to create an event that
would showcase this fantastic feature and still show that our products stand out from the
current sea of faceless black handsets".
deadmau5 said: "Playing Millbank Tower was an incredible experience, so it's great to
be back in London to team up with Nokia again. The new show was a totally different
concept from last year, but equally inspiring and technically challenging."
The Nokia Lumia 920 is Nokia's flagship Windows Phone 8 smartphone which includes the
latest advances in Nokia's PureView imaging innovation
[http://www.nokia.com/gb-en/products/pureview ]. Using advanced floating lens technology,
the camera in the Nokia Lumia 920 is able to take in five times more light than other
smartphones without using flash, making it possible to capture clear, bright pictures and
video indoors and at night as it is able to compensate for hand movement while the photo
is being taken.
Conor Pierce, VP for Nokia said: "We see the Lumia 920 as one of the most exciting
phones we have launched at Nokia, it includes some truly groundbreaking innovations:
Wireless charging, a screen that automatically adjusts its colour and brightness,
depending on sunlight, a touchscreen that even works when you're wearing gloves and best
of all it's a beautiful device; like the 'This is Lumia' event the 920 looks just
Nokia is a global leader in mobile communications whose products have become an
integral part of the lives of people around the world. Every day, more than 1.3 billion
people use their Nokia to capture and share experiences, access information, find their
way or simply to speak to one another. Nokia's technological and design innovations have
made its brand one of the most recognised in the world.
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Blog Talk Radio Host Jodi Okun Discusses 'Social Media and Your Business: Getting It Right'
The Jodi Okun Show talks to Robert Moore
SEAL BEACH, Calif., Nov. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- College financial aid expert Jodi Okun announced today that the debut episode of her BLOG Talk Radio show received over 15,000 listens in November. The Jodi Okun Show features discussions on money and personal finance, and will hone in on topics such as financial aid, loans, savings, investments, credit cards, etc.
The next show, slated to air on December 5 at 9:00 a.m. PST / 12:00 p.m. EST, is entitled "Technology with Methodology for the Entrepreneur."
When asked, Okun summed up the show's format by saying: "We talk about the world of money and finance; there's no topic too big or too small. Whether it's financial aid for college or money management as an adult, everyone has a stake in the conversation. It's a friendly and inviting source for guests and audience members to be a part of, a place where they can get uncomplicated and reliable information from experts."
Okun's guest for December is Robert Moore, co-founder of Internet Media Labs IML, a New York City-based new media technology company. IML provides solutions that help businesses and consumers engage in social media more effectively through its oneQube and SeeSaw platforms. Robert has been building companies that successfully leverage the Internet for the past 14 years. In 2003, he co-founded BabytoBee, the USA's largest self-reported database of pre-natal women. He negotiated the sale of this business to Think Partnership in 2006. Prior to starting BabytoBee, Moore was a founding employee and senior executive with The Vendare Group, a top Internet lead generation and entertainment enterprise. He helped to grow Vendare to over $100 million in annual revenue. Robert is also a co-founder of and advisor to the Great American Photo Contest and Qwips, a voice-to-web social application. Robert is an expert in building revenue streams that involve data mining and qualified lead generation.
Okun and Moore will be discussing some common misconceptions about the use of social media for business and how to best harness its power to see the highest possible return on investment.
Jodi Okun is the founder of College Financial Aid Consultants where she works closely with students and their families to successfully navigate the financial aid process. Her exclusive confidential and personal service not only helps identify grants, loans and scholarships available to students, but also helps submit the multitude of forms associated with obtaining college financial aid.
Jodi Okun is also the host of #CollegeCash, a live Twitter seminar held Thursdays from 10:00 -11:00 p.m. EST. Participants include industry professionals, students, parents and teachers coming together to share information.
FairPoint Announces Agreement to Sell its Idaho Operations to Blackfoot Telecommunications Group
CHARLOTTE, N.C., Nov. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- FairPoint Communications, Inc. (NasdaqCM: FRP) announced today that it has entered into an agreement to sell the capital stock of its Idaho-based operations to Blackfoot Telecommunications Group of Missoula, Montana, for $30 million in cash.
FairPoint's Idaho properties serve more than 5,000 residential and business customers in eastern Idaho. On an annual basis, the properties contribute approximately $8 million in revenue, approximately $5 million in EBITDA, with capital expenditures of approximately $1 million.
"FairPoint's operations in Idaho are ideally suited for Blackfoot Telecommunications Group," said Ajay Sabherwal, executive vice president and chief financial officer. "We believe that the resulting reduction of debt arising from this transaction enhances shareholder value."
Blackfoot Telecommunications Group traces its origins to the founding of the Blackfoot Telephone Cooperative in 1954, and through its various organizations delivers telecommunications services to more than 20,000 customers in western Montana and Idaho.
The transaction is expected to close in early 2013, subject to state and federal regulatory approvals. Eleven FairPoint employees will be joining the Blackfoot organization at closing.
About FairPoint Communications, Inc.
FairPoint Communications, Inc. (NasdaqCM: FRP) is a leading communications provider of broadband Internet access, local and long-distance phone, television and other high-capacity data services to customers in communities across 18 states. Through its fast, reliable fiber network, FairPoint delivers high-quality data and voice networking communications solutions to residential, business and wholesale customers. FairPoint delivers VantagePoint(SM) services through its resilient IP-based network in northern New England. This state-of-the-art fiber network provides carrier Ethernet connections to support the surging bandwidth and performance requirements for cloud-based applications like network storage, disaster recovery, distance learning, medical imaging, video conferencing and CAD/CAM along with traditional voice, VoIP, video and Internet access solutions. Additional information about FairPoint products and services is available at http://www.FairPoint.com. You can also connect with FairPoint on Twitter (http://www.twitter.com/fairpoint) and Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/myfairpoint).
About Blackfoot Telecommunications Group
Blackfoot Telecommunications Group (Blackfoot) offers advanced telecommunications solutions to customers in Missoula and throughout Montana and Idaho including voice, data, IT and security services. Blackfoot's fiber optic network expands through 6,500-square-miles of Western Montana. Named after the Blackfoot River running through much of the territory it serves, Blackfoot was originally established in 1954 as Blackfoot Telephone Cooperative and is headquartered in Missoula, Montana. Blackfoot can be reached at 406-541-5000 or at http://www.blackfoot.com.
UBM Tech Launches Partbuyer.com, New Website Supports Electronics Procurement Professionals by Simplifying the Search for Electronic Components
SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- UBM Tech, the global leader in technology media and business information, today announced Partbuyer.com, a new website designed for electronics procurement professionals to quickly and easily find electronics components from dozens of distributors at once. UBM Tech created Partbuyer.com in conjunction with SiliconExpert Technologies, a leading provider of electronic component management tools.
"Datasheets.com has been extremely popular for design engineers and electronics purchasing professionals to quickly and easily find electronics parts and inventory. We decided to create PartBuyer.com to demonstrate our continued commitment to the electronics procurement market," said Amandeep Sandhu, Director of Audience Engagement & Analytics, Electronics, UBM Tech and Product Lead, Datasheets.com & Partbuyer.com. "Our goal is to provide simple services that increase productivity in the electronics industry. This new venture with SiliconExpert Technologies will continue to help electronics companies excel at designing their products and bringing them to market on spec and on budget."
UBM Tech will also offer Partbuyer.com Custom, a free tool for component manufacturers to display part stock of their authorized distributors on their own website free of charge. In a quick two-step process, component manufacturers can easily setup deep links to their distributors' shopping carts without the need for IT support. PartBuyer Custom also allows component manufacturers to customize the look and feel of the widget to match their own brand. Get started today by visiting http://www.partbuyer.com/partbuyer/addinventory/page.jsf
Jennifer Damelio from BtB Marketing, Orion's Account Executive of OrionFans.com, said "We are thrilled to have a strategic partnership with UBM Tech around Datasheets.com and Partbuyer.com. To date, we have received many highly qualified leads from Datasheets.com. It's well branded and keeps users on our website seeking inventory information. We are very excited about the launch of Partbuyer.com and the availability of the custom widget. We anticipate continued success with this new site."
Partbuyer.com will be deeply integrated with UBM Tech's EBN, the electronics industry's premier online community for global supply chain professionals. EBN is the market-leading interactive community site for senior executives, managers, financial analysts, and other professionals involved in managing supply chain activities in the high-tech equipment sector.
Technology vendors interested in sponsorship opportunities, contact Hector Pino at email@example.com or 415.947.6756.
About SiliconExpert Technologies
SiliconExpert Technologies' Electronic Parts Database is one of the most accurate, comprehensive and current in the industry covering 185 million electronic components in hundreds of product lines from over 10,000 suppliers. End-of-life (EOL) forecasting, finding Cross References (form, fit and function alternatives), Lifecycle statuses, Parametric Data and Product Change Notice (PCN) alerts are a few of the features of SiliconExpert's suite of products that provide Part Search, BOM Management and Obsolescence mitigation solutions. SiliconExpert's customer base includes leading commercial and government OEMs, top-tier authorized distributors, contract manufacturers and component suppliers. Learn more about SiliconExpert Technologies' solutions at http://www.siliconexpert.com.
About UBM Tech
UBM Tech is a global media business that provides information, events, training, data services, and marketing solutions for the technology industry. Its media brands and information services inform and inspire decision makers across the entire technology market -- engineers and design professionals, software and game developers, solutions providers and integrators, networking and communications executives, and business technology professionals. UBM Tech's industry-leading media brands include EE Times, Interop, Black Hat, InformationWeek, Game Developer Conference, CRN, and DesignCon. The company's information products include research, education, training, and data services that accelerate decision making for technology buyers. UBM Tech also offers a full range of marketing services based on its content and technology market expertise, including custom events, content marketing solutions, community development and demand generation programs. UBM Tech is a part of UBM (UBM.L), a global provider of media and information services with a market capitalization of more than $2.5 billion.
Acura Debuts Next-Generation AcuraLink® Connected Car System at Los Angeles Auto Show
New Cloud-based service offers intuitive access to music, media, emergency services, new surface-street traffic conditions, live operator assistance and more
TORRANCE, Calif., Nov. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Acura today announced the next generation AcuraLink® cloud-based connected car system that will debut in early 2013 on the all-new 2014 Acura RLX luxury sedan. AcuraLink services are now available via new embedded technology and web-enabled devices tethered to the car, bringing a broad range of convenience, media and security features to the new flagship RLX sedan.
Featuring one of the first luxury-brand OEM applications of Aha(TM) by Harman, the next generation of AcuraLink connects drivers to thousands of personalized cloud-based news, information and media feeds from around the world, using an intuitive, audio-system based interface. In RLX models equipped with the Acura Navigation System, the new AcuraLink Real-Time Traffic(TM) service includes updated freeway and--for the first time--surface-street traffic, giving the RLX owner a clear picture of driving conditions, and the added efficiency of automatic rerouting to help find the quickest path to a destination.
"We have a lot of sophisticated customers who use today's smartphones and other tools to stay connected to the people, music and media they love," said Charles Koch, Large Project Leader for AcuraLink. "The next generation of AcuraLink is designed to let them conveniently do that in the car, while keeping their eyes on the road and without having to pick up their phone."
When equipped with the navigation system, the RLX's screen can display regularly updated traffic information including traffic flow, incidents and construction on freeways and surface streets. The information is from probe traffic, a system that tracks the real-time movements of vehicles on the road to generate up-to-date flow information. The system can automatically recalculate a more efficient detour based on surface street escapes, providing improved route suggestions, when traffic congestion or road incidents are detected along the route. An Eco Route feature factors in traffic condition, incline of the road and fuel consumption data, providing a more fuel efficient route.
"Using a cloud-based strategy, this is the next generation of the connected car," said Koch. "In particular, the surface-street traffic feature took a lot of proprietary development. This is the first time that this near real-time surface street traffic information has been fully integrated into a vehicle."
AcuraLink, Acura's two-way vehicle data connectivity system, was first launched in 2004 in the 2005 Acura RL. The new generation of the system makes its debut in navigation-equipped trims of the 2014 Acura RLX, and will be available in three-tiers of service: the Standard Package, which is complimentary for three years, and the Connect and Premium Packages, which are subscriber-based services providing new levels of connectivity for the luxury customer.
The AcuraLink Standard Package includes both embedded and tethered connected services, and comes available on the following RLX packages: RLX with Navigation, Technology, Krell and Advance grades. Embedded features include the traffic and driver messaging features.
The new AcuraLink smartphone application allows owners to preset preferences on their phone. The owner can take their programmed smartphone into the new RLX and enjoy thousands of channels of personalized content accessible via audio controls, steering-wheel-mounted controls, and through a new color touch screen. With a tethered, compatible smartphone serving as a conduit to a universe of cloud-based media, AcuraLink creates a unique, connected driving experience.
Through the Aha service, AcuraLink users can listen to tens of thousands of stations of streaming feeds from Twitter and Facebook, podcasts from NPR(TM), location-based personalized restaurant searches from Yelp, or access internet music services such as Slacker. The service is free and instantly accessible from the cloud. AcuraLink also incorporates Pandora® personalized internet radio interface and text-to-voice SMS text services with pre-programmed responses.
Complete set of Standard Package features include:
-- AcuraLink Real-Time Traffic(TM) with freeway traffic and all-new surface
street traffic (complimentary for three years)
-- Acura vehicle feature guide
-- Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink® mobile phone connectivity
-- SMS text message function
-- Email function
-- Pandora interface
-- Aha: Internet radio, personalized music, news, podcasts, audio books,
Facebook and Twitter
-- SiriusXM(TM) Radio (available in all RLX trims)
The fee-based AcuraLink Connect Package includes all of the features in the Standard Package and incorporates an embedded cellular phone in the RLX to raise the level of convenience, emergency and security services. Automated crash notification, and an emergency "SOS" call feature via the enhanced embedded system provide added piece of mind. With a press of the overhead "Link" button, the owner can receive automated voice help with restaurant and hotel info, movie listings, flight/gate information, or have a destination sent to the RLX's navigation system. A new in-vehicle local search feature allows the user to browse nearby information, points of interest and much more. Using the free AcuraLink mobile app on a compatible device, the owner can remotely lock and unlock their RLX, check out traffic on their electronic device, send a destination to the car or receive notification if the owner's vehicle alarm has been triggered.
-- Automated crash notification and location
-- Emergency connect with live operator
-- Local search
-- Automated service appointments
-- Search by Voice
AcuraLink Mobile App Features:
-- Send to vehicle (points of interest and contacts)
-- Pedestrian navigation and routing
-- Virtual dashboard and vehicle profile
-- Remote diagnostics
-- Car finder
-- AcuraLink emergency remote door lock/unlock
-- Vehicle alarm notification
-- Stolen vehicle tracking
-- Parking meter assist
-- Virtual Dashboard and Vehicle Profile
The Premium Package adds a live mobile concierge service that can be contacted by a single touch of the overhead "Link" button. The live-operator concierge is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to provide advanced help with a destination and send it directly to the user's navigation system, make reservations on their behalf, update the user on weather, stocks and much more.
Acura offers a full line of technologically advanced performance luxury vehicles through a network of 272 dealers in the United States. The Acura lineup features seven distinctive models including the RL luxury performance sedan, the TL performance luxury sedan, the TSX Sport Wagon and sedan, the ILX compact luxury sedan, the RDX luxury crossover SUV, the MDX luxury sport utility vehicle and the ZDX four-door sports coupe.
The 19th Expansion in the Long-Running MMO Raises Level Cap to 100, Adds New Zones, Raids, Quests, Items, and Spells
SAN DIEGO, Nov. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Sony Online Entertainment, LLC (SOE) today released the 19(th) expansion for the groundbreaking massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG), EverQuest(®): Rain of Fear(TM).
Continuing the storyline from House of Thule and Veil of Alaris, players have released the stolen power of fear. This power is returning to Norrath, falling from the sky in the form of crystalline shards. Who will gain control of the essence of fear and bring balance across Norrath? It's up to the players as they travel across the world to gather these shards, battle new and familiar foes and reclaim the power of fear.
The new Rain of Fear expansion raises the game's level cap to 100, adds new zones, raids, missions, quests, spells, items, and new tradeskill recipes. It also introduces a new Slayer System, Aggro Meter, and Collection System, along with an improved brokering system that enables offline selling.
"In its 14(th) year of continuous development, the EverQuest team continues to release high-quality, immersive content for EverQuest," said Thom Terrazas, Producer, EverQuest. "Rain of Fear adds a huge volume of new content to the game, and it finally breaks the three-digit barrier by raising the level cap to 100. We believe players will love adventuring through the new content and revisiting classic zones with exciting new encounters."
EverQuest: Rain of Fear content and features include:
-- Level cap increase from 95 to 100 - Players can now achieve a new max
level of 100 and set a new standard of gameplay.
-- Slayer System - Players can gain special rewards and titles for
defeating large numbers of foes.
-- Aggro Meter - A brand new tool to help players better manage their
aggro. Players can now see their aggro level relative to their group.
-- Collection System - Players can discover items throughout Norrath and
collect sets for exciting rewards and titles.
-- Improved Brokering System - Players can now sell items in the Bazaar
while being offline! More flexibility as a buyer to search and purchase
from anywhere in the world.
-- New Linear Item Progression - Stats on armor collected will increase as
players move up from one tier to another.
-- Customization with Non-Visible Armor - All non-visible armor in Rain of
Fear can now be worn by all. Players can customize their stats for every
-- Class-specific stat distribution - Players can now collect items that
are designed specifically for each class' abilities.
-- Legends of Norrath(TM) - 5 Legends of Norrath Legacies Digital Booster
EverQuest: Rain of Fear is rated T for Teen by the ESRB with the content descriptors for suggestive themes and the use of alcohol and violence. Rain of Fear is available for $39.99 USD. The Collector's Edition, which includes several in-game bonus items, is available for $89.99 USD.
Standard and Collector's Edition items include:
-- Harbinger's Staff (Only Available with Pre-Order)??
-- Fear Corrupted Phase Spider Metamorph Totem (Only Available with
-- Collector's Dimensional Case??
-- Traveler's Rucksack??
-- Idol of Cazic Thule??
-- Holgresh Metamorph Totem??
-- Contract of the Apparitional Alaran??
-- Painting: Rain of Fear??
-- Bracelet of the Severed Hand??
-- Harbinger's Staff (Only Available with Pre-Order)??
-- Fear Corrupted Phase Spider Metamorph Totem (Only Available with
-- Collector's Dimensional Case??
-- Traveler's Rucksack??
-- Idol of Cazic Thule??
-- Holgresh Metamorph Totem??
-- Contract of the Apparitional Alaran??
-- Painting: Rain of Fear??
-- Bracelet of the Severed Hand?
-- Collectors Only Collection Quest??
-- Journeyman's Pocketed Rucksack??
-- Evantil's Abode??
-- Holgresh House Pet??
-- Contract of the Fallen??
-- Painting: Shards Landing??
-- Thulian Bracelet of the Severed Hand??
For more information on Rain of Fear and other EverQuest expansions, please visit: http://www.everquest.com/expansions.
SOURCE Sony Online Entertainment, LLC
Sony Online Entertainment, LLC
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Dynastar Holdings, Inc. (DYNA) Acquires the ConnectionPlus(TM) Platform
LOUISVILLE, Ky., Nov. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Dynastar Holdings, Inc. ("Dynastar") (OTC Markets: DYNA) (http://www.dynastarholdings.com), a Nevada corporation focused on acquiring and establishing businesses in the direct selling market, announced today that it completed the acquisition on November 27, 2012 of the ConnectionPlus(tm) assets of uBuy2Give, Inc.
The ConnectionPlus software enables online shoppers to receive cash back rebates on their retail purchases through the ConnectionPlus platform. Dynastar has established affiliate relationships with approximately one thousand leading retailers accessible through ConnectionPlus.
In conjunction with this asset acquisition, Dynastar issued 4,779,931 shares of its common stock to uBuy2Give and will issue an additional 4,779,931 shares to uBuy2Give if the ConnectionPlus assets pass certain transaction throughput tests by December 31, 2013.
Josh Henderson, Chairman and CEO of Dynastar, noted that the ConnectionPlus cash back technology developed by uBuy2Give will create a unique product offering within the market and generate significant benefits within Dynastar's direct selling network. "The acquisition of uBuy2Give's ConnectionPlus software will enable Dynastar's sales network to promote special offers from major retailers, and consumers who purchase through the ConnectionPlus platform will earn cash back from their everyday purchases at no additional cost to them," according to Henderson. Additionally, Henderson stated that online consumer spending is projected to exceed $300 billion in 2012 and that this trend coupled with the ability to earn cash back rewards is a winning combination.
About Dynastar Holdings, Inc.
Dynastar Holdings, Inc. was founded in 2010 in Louisville, Kentucky and follows a direct selling, social commerce business model that scales business through a combination of acquisitions and organic growth. Dynastar focuses on the acquisition and launch of direct selling companies providing services to businesses and consumers. Dynastar acquired Dynastar Energy, LLC (formerly known as My Affordable Energy), an energy reseller, in 2010 and launched Dynadealz, LLC, a direct-to-consumer cash back rewards company, earlier this year. For more information, please contact Josh Henderson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Safe Harbor Statement. ?Any statements contained in this release that do not describe historical facts may constitute forward-looking statements as defined under the federal securities laws. Any forward-looking statements contained herein are based on current expectations but are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties. The factors that could cause actual future results to differ materially from current expectations include, but are not limited to, risks and uncertainties relating to the availability of additional funding; the developing industry and changing business environment; the Company's business, product development, marketing and distribution plans and strategies and its ability to execute such plans and strategies and build a successful management infrastructure, the Company's ability to integrate and successfully implement acquired asset platforms and general economic conditions. These and other factors are identified and described in more detail in the Company's filings with the SEC, including, the Company's current reports on Form 8-K. The Company does not undertake to update these forward-looking statements.
Jaspersoft Delivers Big Data Analytics in the Cloud with Amazon Redshift
Jaspersoft is early supporter of Amazon Web Services' new data warehouse service that delivers high-performance Big Data analytics in the cloud
SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Jaspersoft, the intelligence inside apps and business processes, today announced that it is supporting Amazon Redshift, the company's new data warehouse service that was announced at the company's re:Invent conference. The service will offer a powerful Big Data analytics solution that can either be embedded inside applications or run standalone. Additionally, it will allow users to start analyzing big data ranging in size from terabytes to petabytes quickly and cost-effectively; users can explore and query big data through interactive charts, dashboards and reports with results often visualized in seconds.
"We're excited to work with Amazon for their new Redshift offering," said Karl Van den Bergh, Jaspersoft Vice President of Product and Alliances. "We believe that working with Amazon Redshift will be an extremely appealing solution for the fast-growing Big Data analytics market. It combines beautiful visualizations with an ultra-fast analytic data service that can handle large volumes of data - all delivered with the ease of use and cost advantages of the cloud. Plus, the fact that it can be embedded inside of applications or run standalone makes for an extremely flexible solution."
"Jaspersoft's reporting and analytics platform provides an additive element to Amazon Redshift," said Sundar Raghavan, GM of Relational Database Services at Amazon Web Services. "By using them together, customers can take advantage of Redshift for their data warehouse and big data analytics needs."
Learn more about how Jaspersoft integrates with Amazon Redshift!
Interested individuals can visit http://www.jaspersoft.com/amazon for more information, including a demo video that shows how the two tools work together to provide a complete Big Data analytics solution.
-- Follow @Jaspersoft on Twitter to stay up-to-date on all of the company's
latest news and product information
-- Visit http://community.jaspersoft.com for more information about the
Jaspersoft open source community
Jaspersoft empowers millions of people every day to make faster decisions by bringing them timely, actionable data inside their apps and business processes. Its embeddable, cost-effective reporting and analytics platform allows anyone to quickly self serve and get the answers they need and scales architecturally and economically to reach everyone. Thanks to a community that is hundreds-of-thousands strong, Jaspersoft's commercial open source software has been downloaded millions of times and is used to create the intelligence inside hundreds of thousands of apps and business processes. Jaspersoft is a privately held company with offices around the world. For more information visit http://www.jaspersoft.com and http://community.jaspersoft.com
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ONTRAPORT Reveals Newly Designed User Interface at Successful Inaugural Internet Marketing Super Conference
SANTA BARBARA, Calif., Nov. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --ONTRAPORT's first ever Internet Marketing Super Conference was deemed a huge success by the company, event speakers and guests alike. The conference boasted speakers like entrepreneur, Marie TV creator and Oprah guest Marie Forleo, best-selling author Les McKeown and internet marketing legend Eben Pagen. Three hundred guests came from all over the world to attend the unique event, held at different locations which showcased the beauty of Santa Barbara, the headquarters of the business automation start-up.
Attendee Kelly Clancy raved about the conference, "I got more out of two days here than in the entirety of... three years on this quest." Speaker Eben Pagan also spoke positively of ONTRAPORT, "I think what entrepreneurs will learn here [at the conference] and learn by using ONTRAPORT system is that they have access to really powerful technology, really powerful tools."
ONTRAPORT was especially excited to reveal its newly redesigned user interface. ONTRAPORT's current flagship product is business automation system Office Autopilot.
Andy Drish, cofounder of The Foundation, says of the reveal: "After seeing the demo, I SEE THE VISION. They're becoming the Apple of the industry's entrepreneurs. Where you can just go to one place and they're going to take care of you no matter what."
ONTRAPORT is already planning 2013's conference and expects it to double in size.
ONTRAPORT is fast becoming the place where entrepreneurs go to start, systemize and scale their businesses. This all-in-one integrated platform delivers essential business features including; a powerful CRM system, one-click membership sites and WordPress hosting, outstanding email delivery, payment processing, direct-mail printing, affiliate management, and their innovative business automation suite. Arriving in the marketplace in 2008, ONTRAPORT's talented engineers have developed nimble processes for releasing cutting edge customer driven features at lightning speed. Coupled with humorous educational materials, affordable monthly subscription rates and a commitment to world class customer support; it's no surprise that ONTRAPORT clients are "Raving Fans."
TeamSnap Brings Complete Team Management Functionality to Android Users
Nearly 27 million U.S. children participate in at least one organized youth sport; TeamSnap helps parents, coaches and managers stay organized -- online or on-the-go
BOULDER, Colo., Nov. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- TeamSnap, a management and communication tool for youth sports used by more than 125,000 teams around the world, has released a completely revamped version of its mobile app for Android. The new app brings the complete functionality of its popular online team management tool to the world's largest-selling smartphone platform.
This Android release, like the revamped iOS release earlier this year, brings dozens of new features to the world's most popular smartphones. Coaches and managers can now sign up new players, add new player information, schedule or cancel games or practices and perform other administrative tasks directly from any smartphone running Android 2.2 and above. The new app even includes features not yet in TeamSnap's online version, like mobile push notifications to parents and players.
Nearly 27 million U.S. children between the ages of six and 17 participate in at least one youth sport each year, and many participate in several. Recognizing the need for communication and coordination, TeamSnap developed a web- and mobile-based tool now used by more than 2 million youth coaches, players, managers and parents to streamline sports team management. Today, TeamSnap is used by families in virtually every youth sport, including soccer, baseball, hockey, football and basketball.
"Millions of parents and kids need to balance youth sports schedules with school and other family activities," said Dave DuPont, CEO of TeamSnap. "Our updated mobile apps for both Android and iOS make it easy for parents, players, coaches and managers to stay in touch as well as review schedules and other team updates directly on the device they always have access to -- their smartphone."
The new TeamSnap Android app is a free download and now available.
TeamSnap is an award-winning mobile and web service for managing recreational and competitive sports teams and groups. With a simple but powerful interface, TeamSnap makes it easy to keep track of Rosters, Schedules, Game and Practice Attendance and Availability, Team Payments, Statistics and much more. Comprehensive messaging functions keep everyone in touch, and with a strong focus on usability and simplicity, TeamSnap is software that people actually find fun to use.
With enthusiastic customers in 177 countries, and teams representing more than 100 different sports as well as non-sport groups, TeamSnap has quickly become the fastest-growing team and group management solution on the planet.
MadeMan.com and Acer Announce 2012 Men of the Moment
LOS ANGELES, Nov. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- MadeMan.com, Break Media's leading online men's lifestyle platform, reveals its first annual 2012 Men of the Moment honorees. Presented by Acer, MadeMan.com recognizes aspirational men who were chosen for their measurable impact this year in the categories of Innovation, Philanthropy and Media. The 2012 Men of the Moment include:
-- Philanthropy: Neil Blumenthal and Dave Gilboa, Warby Parker. Honored for
their accomplishments in retail social entrepreneurship, Warby Parker
created a business that is stylish, affordable, and looks good while
doing good. They disrupted the eyewear industry by selling prescription
glasses online under $100, undercutting the market leaders and emerging
as one of the few competitors to Italian giant Luxottica. Their buy a
pair, give a pair program provides glasses to those who can't afford
them, bringing Warby Parker to the forefront of young companies using a
one for one model to redefine corporate responsibility.
-- Innovation: Brad Hargreaves, Co-Founder, General Assembly Discovering a
significant gap between what young adults are taught in America's
traditional education system and what skills they need to succeed,
Hargreaves co-founded a global network of campuses for individuals
seeking opportunity and education in technology, business and design.
General Assembly combines a co-working space with academic lecture
halls, establishing an innovative solution to prepare young people to be
successful in the workforce and supporting the stimulation of ideas and
growth in these sectors.
-- Media: Freddie W. and Brandon Laatsch, YouTube Stars Freddie Wong and
his collaborator Brandon Laatsch co-created the top 10 FreddieW channel
on YouTube, which boasts over 745 million views and 3.8 million
subscribers. While short films are usually seen as just a
stepping-stone and not a way to make a career in entertainment, the
content creators forged a new path in media by developing a large fan
base for their short online films. Through his videos' FX, gaming and
pop culture integration, Wong was one of the first YouTube celebrities
to emerge with a fan base rivaling - and often topping - those of
traditional TV and movie stars, capturing Hollywood's attention in a way
that forced the industry to look at original online content as a major
player in entertainment.
"We are excited to partner with Acer to honor men who are aspirational to our readers and exemplify the qualities of the 2012 Made Man," says Mitch Rotter, Break Media's Senior Vice President and General Manager of Editorial. "In picking our Men of the Moment, we looked at innovators who infused new energy into their fields while inspiring others through their work."
"At Acer, we are committed to breaking down barriers between people and technology to inspire our customers to explore beyond limits," says Hugues Gontier, senior director of marketing, Acer America. "We aligned with Men of the Moment to honor a group of men who turned barriers into opportunities and emerged as leaders in 2012."
Throughout its Men of the Moment campaign, MadeMan.com will also feature exclusive interviews with notable men from 2012, including seminal hip-hop artist Talib Kweli, 2012 NBA Rookie of the Year Kyrie Irvin, and Emmy award winning comedian Louis CK, along with thought pieces on the current "State of Man" from contributors including Dana Adam Shapiro (director of Murderball, Monogamy).
To learn the stories behind these innovators, visit MadeMan.com/MenoftheMoment.
About Break Media:
Break Media is a leading creator, publisher, and distributor of digital entertainment content including video, editorial, and games. The company's properties include the largest humor site online--Break.com--as well as Made Man, GameFront, HolyTaco, ScreenJunkies,CagePotato, AllLeftTurns, Chickipedia, and TuVez. The Break Media Creative Lab is an in-house production studio creating original videos that range from award-winning branded entertainment to celebrity-driven web shorts to viral one-offs. The Break Media Network represents hundreds of publishers as one of the largest video advertising networks online, reaching more than 125 million visitors each month.
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CONTACT: Laura Giangiulio Michael, Metro PR, +1-310-601-3211, Laura@metropublicrelations.com
Over 90 Percent of Targeted Attacks Derived from Spear Phishing Emails, According to Trend Micro
New threat research released by Trend Micro gives empirical evidence that an aggressive breed of phishing attacks is well underway; more than ever, companies need better threat detection capability and superior "custom" defenses when it comes to their email security.
CUPERTINO, Calif., Nov. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- In its analysis of targeted attack data collected between February and September this year, global cloud security leader Trend Micro (TYO: 4704;TSE: 4704) found that 91 percent of targeted attacks involved spear phishing. This finding reinforces the company's stance that these attacks often begin at a very simple point of contact - an email message that is cleverly crafted to entice a specific individual to either open a malicious file attachment or to click a link to a malware- or an exploit-laden site, starting a compromise within the victim's network. Spear phishing - coined as a direct analogue to spearfishing - is a new breed of highly targeted phishing that makes the use of information about a target to make attacks more specific and "personal" to the target. Spear phishing emails, for instance, may refer to their targets by their specific name, rank, or position instead of using generic titles as in broader phishing campaigns.
According to the report, "Spear Phishing Email: Most Favored APT Attack Bait," 94 percent of targeted emails use malicious file attachments as the payload or infection source. The remaining 6 six percent use alternative methods such as installing malware through malicious links that download malicious files. The reason for this huge discrepancy is straightforward: Employees in large companies or government organizations normally share files (e.g., reports, business documents, and resumes) via email since downloading materials straight off the Internet is regarded as insecure.
Notable highlights from the report:
-- The most commonly used and shared file types accounted for 70 percent of
the total number of spear phishing email attachments during the
monitored time period. The main file types were: .RTF (38 percent),
.XLS (15 percent), and .ZIP (13 percent). Alternatively, executable
(.EXE) files were not as popular among cybercriminals, most likely
because emails with .EXE file attachments are usually detected and
blocked by security solutions.
-- The most highly targeted industries are government and activist groups.
Extensive information about government agencies and appointed officials
are readily found on the Internet and often posted on public government
websites. Activist groups, highly active in social media, are also
quick to provide member information in order to facilitate
communication, organize campaigns or recruit new members. These habits
elevate member profiles, making them visible targets.
-- As a result, three out of four of the targeted victims email addresses
are easily found through web searches or using common email address
Trend Micro offers the most comprehensive, "first line of defense" email security against spear phishing attacks
Based on Trend Micro's on-going research surrounding APTs (advanced persistent threats), organizations must be able to detect and block spear phishing attempts as its first line of defense against targeted attacks. As part of its Custom Defense against APTs launch in October, Trend Micro bolstered its suite of email security solutions to not only stop traditional threats, but also to identify highly targeted, acute email attacks. By integrating with the new Trend Micro(TM) Deep Discovery hardware appliance, a solution that delivers network-wide threat detection, custom sandboxing, and advanced threat analysis into a single platform, Trend Micro provides leading capabilities in both traditional filtering and specialized threat detection in a single email security layer.
Unlike standard email security solutions that are unlikely to detect spear phishing emails associated with APTs, Trend Micro's email security products automatically send suspicious attachments to Deep Discovery for analysis in customer-defined sandboxes and blocks spear phishing emails in-line. Beyond email threat detection and protection, Deep Discovery automatically issues custom security updates to other security layers throughout the organization's network. Moreover, it correlates local findings with Trend Micro's global threat intelligence to help security departments fight back against their attackers - offering detailed information about the specific attack and the attackers: the nature and extent of the attack, and who is behind it. This custom insight enables organizations to better respond and protect against further attack.
Trend Micro's email security products that are equipped with spear phishing protection include:
Trend Micro Incorporated (TYO: 4704;TSE: 4704), a global cloud securityleader, creates a world safe for exchanging digital information with its Internet content security and threat management solutions for businesses and consumers. A pioneer in server security with over 20 years' experience, we deliver top-ranked client, server and cloud-based security that fits our customers' and partners' needs, stops new threats faster, and protects data in physical, virtualized and cloud environments. Powered by the industry-leading Trend Micro(TM) Smart Protection Network(TM) cloud computing security infrastructure, our products and services stop threats where they emerge - from the Internet. They are supported by 1,000+ threat intelligence experts around the globe.
Additional information about Trend Micro Incorporated and the products and services are available at Trend Micro.com. This Trend Micro news release and other announcements are available at http://newsroom.trendmicro.com/ and as part of an RSS feed at http://www.trendmicro.com/rss. Or follow our news on Twitter at @TrendMicro.
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Free eBay Webinar - "10 Financial Tips for A Blockbuster End to 2012"
REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Nov. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Outright along with Page Mage Inc., eBay Radio, Stamps.com and Terapeak will be hosting this free webinar for eBay® sellers. Join Laura Messerschmitt and Priyanka Sharma, experienced small business experts, to learn how you close out the year on a business high note.
The end of the year is a busy time for business owners - especially given the holiday season - but there are 10 tasks that eBay sellers need to do before ringing in 2013. The emphasis will be on easy things that can make a big impact for any size business.
A few of the things you'll learn:
- Last minute actions that will help you save on taxes
- Financial tools to use now that will make tax time easier
- How to prepare for the new year
- What you should know about the fiscal cliff
- And more.
You do NOT have to be a Top-rated seller to join. The webinar is for eBay sellers of all sizes and levels. Sign up even if you can't participate live. The webinar will be recorded and a link sent to all registrants when it's complete.
Who: Presented by Laura Messerschmitt (twitter: @ljmesser) and Priyanka Sharma (twitter: @pritianka), financial industry experts who currently work at Outright.com.
When: Wednesday, December 12(th), from 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. PT / 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. ET (Registrants will receive a link to the session recording afterwards.)
Outright has one goal: to make bookkeeping as simple as possible so the self-employed can spend as little time as possible on the least enjoyable part of running a business. Outright's easy-to-use online accounting solution automatically brings together all of your sales & expenses in one place so you always know what's going on with your business and are ready come tax time. No math, no manual entry, no paper work. Outright integrates with eBay & PayPal, e-commerce accounts, and, of course, your Bank and Credit Card Accounts so you can stay up to date effortlessly and instead focus on doing what you love.
About Page Mage
Page Mage was founded in 2008. We are transforming the way sellers market their products on eBay. Page Mage provides easy to use applications for creating better listings and bigger profits. Our new Billboards eBay App Center application along with the Page Mage Listing Designer let you create breakthrough listing designs to stand out from your competition, look more credible and professional, improve selling performance, and increase confidence among buyers.
About eBay Radio
The host of eBay Radio is Jim "Griff" Griffith, .eBay's Dean of Education and author of the Official eBay Bible. eBay Radio broadcasts (eBay Radio; eBay Radio's Ask Griff & Lee; and eBay Town Hall) feature helpful guidance, advice, and information from eBay team leaders and guest experts along with hot eBay topics, news direct from eBay, and your calls!
Stamps.com is a leading provider of Internet-based postage services. Stamps.com's service enables small businesses, high-volume shippers, enterprise shippers, and consumers to print U.S. Postal Service-approved postage with just a PC, printer and Internet connection, right from their home or office. The Company targets its services to small businesses and home offices, and currently has PC Postage partnerships with Avery Dennison, Microsoft, HP, USPS and others.
Terapeak is a leader in ecommerce market research and payment analytics, and is the sole authorized re-licensor of eBay data globally. The company provides custom insights and SaaS technology-enabled solutions to e-commerce merchants around the world.
Currently aggregating over 20% of all online commerce sales data, Terapeak helps merchants make faster, more-profitable business decisions based on real-time market trends, pricing, and transaction data.
Verizon Wireless Expands 4G LTE Network In Syracuse Area
SYRACUSE, N.Y., Nov. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
WHO: Verizon Wireless, operator of the nation's largest 4G LTE network and largest, most reliable 3G network
WHAT: Verizon Wireless recently activated new 4G LTE coverage on ten sites in the Syracuse area, expanding and
filling in coverage on the high-speed data network it launched locally in August 2011. 4G LTE lets Verizon
Wireless customers use their 4G LTE-enabled devices to surf the Web, post status updates and photos, share
music, and download files at speeds up to 10 times faster than customers on 3G networks.
WHERE: New 4G LTE sites are located in Syracuse (two sites), Canastota (three sites), Constantia, Jamesville,
Mattydale, Oswego and Parish.
For street-level detail of coverage and more, please visit
BACKGROUND: The Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network offers more 4G LTE coverage than all other competitors' networks combined.
As of November 15, the network is available to more than 250 million people in more than 440 markets
throughout the United States. In real-world, fully loaded network environments, users will see average data
rates of 5 to 12 megabits per second (Mbps) on the downlink and 2 to 5 Mbps on the uplink.
To learn more about how 4G LTE is changing the ways Verizon Wireless customers communicate, please visit http:/
For a full list of 4G LTE markets please visit
MEDIA CONTACT: John O'Malley
585.321.7264 or 585.261.5899
About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation's largest 4G LTE network and largest, most reliable 3G network. The company serves nearly 96 million retail customers, including 90.4 million retail postpaid customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with more than 75,000 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.
Bad Boy Artist French Montana Releases New Song "Marble Floors" Featuring Lil Wayne, Rick Ross & 2 Chainz
"Pop That" Is An Overwhelming Success; #1 Song On Billboard Hip Hop/R&B Chart; 25+ Million Views
NEW YORK, Nov. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Bad Boy/Interscope recording artist FRENCH MONTANA is pleased to release his latest song "Marble Floors" featuring a heavyweight lineup of Grammy Award winner Lil Wayne, Rick Ross and 2 Chainz. "Marble Floors" is from French Montana's highly anticipated, forthcoming full-length major label debut album, Excuse My French, executive produced by Sean "Diddy" Combs and Rick Ross and co-executive produced by Harve Pierre for Bad Boy/Interscope.
The bass heavy track, produced by Mike Will, whose credits include "Turn On the Lights" by Future and "No Lie" by 2 Chainz ft. Drake, features French Montana rapping about his previous night's escapades and those leaving his home the following morning. Enlisting a power roster of artists, Montana is poised for another hit that will surely have "Marble Floors" blasting through speakers at parties and clubs across the globe.
"I now have Marble Floors," says French Montana. "Growing up in Morocco and the Bronx I definitely didn't have that kind of luxury, so now that I have it, I want to celebrate the come up."
Montana found success with "Pop That," his first single from Excuse My French. The infectious track featuring Rick Ross, Drake and Lil Wayne, rose to #1 on the Billboard Hip Hop/R&B chart, garnered over 25 million views on VEVO and continues to be one of the most played songs across the country. Numerous celebrities have expressed their love of "Pop That" including Jonah Hill, Dwight Howard, Aziz Ansari and Gwyneth Paltrow, who included the track in her top songs of the summer playlist for Jay-Z's digital publication Life + Times.
With the success of "Pop That" and French's continuous presence on the radio for his features with various artists, Excuse My French has been included in numerous Most Anticipated Albums lists from Complex to FUSE TV.
Notable highlights this year for the Moroccan born rapper include touring on Drake's wildly popular "Club Paradise" tour as well as gracing the cover of The FADER magazine proudly in front of the Moroccan flag with his signature Versace silk shirt. French first rose to prominence five years ago with a series of strong mixtapes and endless live shows. Audiences quickly noticed French's strong writing skills, memorable verses and ability to work with a wide variety of artists, which ultimately has become his calling card and led to his signing by President of Bad Boy Records, Harve Pierre, in December 2011.
This December, Montana will head out with Maybach Music Group on "The MMG" nationwide tour featuring Rick Ross, Wale, Meek Mill and Machine Gun Kelly. For tour updates and tickets, please visit TicketMaster.com.
DATE CITY, STATE VENUE
Wed., Dec. 5 Miami, FL The Fillmore
Fri., Dec. 7 Greensboro, NC Greensboro Coliseum
Sat., Dec. 8 Charlotte, NC Bojangles Coliseum
Sun., Dec. 9 Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena
Tue., Dec. 11 St. Louis, MO Chaifetz Center
Wed., Dec. 12 Memphis TN Landers Center
Thu., Dec. 13 Houston, TX Reliant Arena
Sat., Dec. 15 Detroit, MI Fox Theatre
Sun., Dec. 16 New York, NY Roseland Ballroom
For up to date information on French Montana please visit: http://www.frenchmontanamusic.com
Vidtel Launches First Native WebRTC Gateway to Enterprise Video Conferencing Infrastructure (H.264)
With Vidtel's Gateway enhancement, now billions of browsers can enter millions of enterprise video conferencing sessions seamlessly
SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Nov. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Vidtel announced a groundbreaking addition to its gateway service: The built-in ability to connect WebRTC-enabled browsers to enterprise video conferencing infrastructure. Vidtel is the first to bridge WebRTC browsers with 3(rd) party video conferencing infrastructure such as Cisco, Polycom, or Vidtel's own MeetMe service without the need for plugins.
WebRTC is an open, freely licensable technology to enable rich, high-quality, real-time audio and video capabilities in the browser itself. WebRTC is also secure and anonymous (unlike software that requires a buddy or contact).
Vidtel's WebRTC implementation lets anyone simply open a browser and enter into a video conferencing session with enterprise systems (SIP, H.323) as well as web/client-based systems (Skype, Google Talk or other WebRTC endpoints). No downloads or registrations needed. Now the potential exists to tie together billions of browsers with millions of standards-based video conferencing endpoints.
"Vidtel just made WebRTC an option for every video solution out there," said Dave Michels, Principal Analyst at TalkingPointz. "Vidtel was already a leader in interconnecting video islands, but this solution will open video silos to just about every desktop, tablet, and mobile device with a browser. The service effectively integrates the hype and promise of WebRTC with established video solutions."
"As a Vidtel partner, we're getting out in front of the pack with the WebRTC-enhanced Vidtel Gateway incorporated into own bridging solutions. Usage can be limitless as people can seamlessly dial in from any WebRTC-enabled browser. Our enterprise customers with installed Cisco Codian or Polycom RMX bridges can also get more bang for their buck, easily extending the use of these systems to any customer or employee with a browser, " said Brad Johnston, Solutionz COO.
Today's announced service is an enhancement to the existing Vidtel carrier-grade gateway service connecting H.323, SIP, Skype and Google Talk endpoints. It is available in beta as a monthly subscription through select Vidtel channel partners and is expected to be generally available by the end of the year. The initial version is supported in Chrome browser versions 23 or higher.
Vidtel is a pioneer of any-to-any cloud video conferencing services. Our easy-to-use service provides compatibility between a diverse set of business-grade SIP and H.323 (e.g., Polycom, Cisco, LifeSize), WebRTC browsers and consumer-grade video endpoints. Vidtel enables enterprises of any size to affordably experience the productivity of business-quality video conferencing between dispersed employees, partners and customers. Vidtel is located in Silicon Valley in Sunnyvale, California.
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HONG KONG, Nov. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- DealExtreme, the largest online retailer of electronics and gadgets, is expanding its capabilities for handling payments. Now DX customers can pay for purchases using electronic payments via WebMoney. WebMoney is a well-known secure electronic money and online payment system which provides services worldwide and is a capable alternative in countries where payment using PayPal is not available.
The new service will be available starting on the 29th of Nov. 2012. DealExtreme emphasizes that this innovation will enable a fast and secure payment alternative to PayPal or credit card payment. WebMoney's online payments greatly streamline the process of buying online. Transfering money via WebMoney is instant, enabling DX to process orders faster and without long confirmation wait times.
How to use the new service
When making a purchase online, simply select the payment method, WebMoney, then activate your account and make payments using their electronic money system.
The system supports several types of WebMoney purses depending on the currency in which they are replenished: dollars, euros, rubles, Ukrainian hryvnia, Belarusian rubles, and warehouse receipt of the exchange gold certified storage.
When paying for orders from DX, the required unit of measure is the US dollar. When making payment, electronic purse money is automatically converted at the rate set by the WebMoney system.
DX Support Service (http://services.dx.com/) is always ready to answer your questions about the new payment system.
DX is constantly developing its service and making online purchases more accessible to customers worldwide. DX is dedicated to bringing to its customers the very best in service as well as the largest array of hottest product offerings. Together with free worldwide shipping( )and the lowest prices, DX.com is your number one choice for gadgets on the Internet and the retailer most dedicated to the continual improvement of the way in which it does business.
Franke+Fiorella worked with PLATO Learning to develop everything from the brand strategy, naming and corporate identity to identity guidelines, stationery and templates for PowerPoint and marketing communications. Additionally, Franke+Fiorella conducted internal brand training and created a brand overview guide for all employees.
Tasked with unifying the company's portfolio of existing and recently acquired industry-leading, online learning brands, Franke+Fiorella helped to integrate this merger of corporate cultures--B2B professionals and Gen-Y educators--by tapping into the two groups' shared passion for education. Competitive audits preceded strategy sessions to define the organization, its business goals and target audience, and acknowledged its desire to visually and verbally signal a major change.
The resulting name, Edmentum, suggests "creating momentum in education" and distinguishes the company as a progressive leader in a crowded, fragmented market. The brand is conveyed through a dynamic logo design and visual identity system that together express the essence of the brand's innovative and empowering yet approachable personality.
Franke+Fiorella is a leading brand identity design consultancy specializing exclusively in brand strategy and identity design. Founded in Minneapolis in 1993 by Craig Franke and Deb Fiorella, Franke+Fiorella helps its Fortune 1000 clients develop new brands and reposition existing ones. For more information, call 612.338.1700, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://www.frankefiorella.com.
Media Contact: Heather Olson, Marketing Director, +1-612-746-3407, email@example.com
The New "Clouds Within Clouds" Model From MetaCDN.com Offers Start-ups and Small-to-Medium Sized Businesses an Unparalleled Level of Flexibility, Agility, and Stability
LONDON, November 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
The MetaCDN.com [http://metacdn.com ] content delivery network pulls together existing
cloud devices into one single network to provide simple, cheap and reliable cloud delivery
services. It allows for global content distribution where more traditional models have not
been able to.
Jeff Weiner, CEO of LinkedIn, said that such cloud technology "makes it easier and
cheaper than ever for anyone anywhere to be an entrepreneur and to have access to all the
best infrastructure of innovation." Startups shouldn't have to worry about why users can't
access their site or why the load time is slow. MetaCDN.com provides seamless integration
of multiple distributed service providers allow entrepreneurs to stop playing server admin
and focus on their business."
Traditional web sites deliver files from a single server location, which works well
when users are all close to the server. Problems arise when site users in Australia
attempt to view a website with a server in New York - the distance makes the site load
slowly. To combat the delay services have sprung up to store and deliver content from
dozens of places across the globe.
Content can be delivered from about 30 locations around the globe, they cannot be
everywhere. Some providers lack servers in areas of online growth, such as Central/South
America, Asia, and Africa. Meanwhile, local CDNs serve Asia, but provide limited service
MetaCDN is a pioneering 'next generation' content platform offering enterprise-class
content acceleration, delivery, video encoding, streaming services and analytics on an
unmatched global scale for the very smallest to the very largest business. Our mission is
to improve our customers business by making online experiences faster and more human for
Founded in 2011 from research out of the University of Melbourne, MetaCDN is backed by
leading Australian venture capital firm Starfish Ventures and the University of
Melbourne's commercialization arm.
AnyMP4 Upgrades Windows Software to Support Microsoft Windows 8
BEIJING, Nov. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- AnyMP4 is dedicated to developing the most powerful multimedia processing software to provide the best and world-class solutions for converting Blu-ray Discs, DVDs and video/audio files for users all over the world. Now, AnyMP4 has upgraded all of its Windows software including Blu-ray Player, Blu-ray/DVD Rippers and Copies, Video Converters and iPad/iPhone/iPod Transfer to support Microsoft's latest operating system - Windows 8. The upgraded Windows software would provide a better digital life for global users who are using Windows 8.
Besides supporting Microsoft's Windows 8, AnyMP4 Blu-ray Ripper has also upgraded the converting function, which adds new features for converting 3D Blu-ray Discs and outputting 3D video formats. With this wonderful and versatile Blu-ray Ripping software, users can easily convert any new or classic Blu-ray to popular video formats, including 2D video and 3D video. Also, uses can choose 3D mode according to their needs; Anaglyph (Red/cyan), Side By Side (Full/Half-Width), Top and Bottom (Full/Half-Height) are all available for this function.
AnyMP4 Blu-ray Player, upgraded to support Windows 8, is capable of playing any commercial Blu-ray disc which is released in different regions without any limitation. Users can also use it to play the back-up Blu-ray folder and Blu-ray ISO image file with high resolution quality and precise image. Also, this powerful Blu-ray Player software has the ability to play 1080P HD video with unique compatible technology. And other mainstream HD videos, like MTS, TS, M2TS and AVCHD, are available for playback on AnyMP4 Blu-ray Player.
Among all the DVD and Video Converter software applications compatible with Microsoft's Windows 8, AnyMP4 DVD Ripper has an optimized converting function and converting speed. AnyMP4 DVD Ripper is one of the best DVD Ripping software products and can convert any DVD to popular videos like MP4, AVI, WMV, MKV, FLV, SWF, and even HD videos such as MTS, TS, M2TS, HD MP4, HD WMV and more. AnyMP4 Video Converter provides an excellent converting function for global users to convert any video to other popular video formats to enjoy on the iPhone (iPhone 5), iPad (iPad 4, iPad mini), iPod, Windows phone, Android phone, and other mainstream player devices.
AnyMP4 has upgraded all of its Windows software applications to help users handle Microsoft's latest operating system - Windows 8 much easier and get better entertainment in daily life. For more information about AnyMP4, please visit: http://www.anymp4.com/
OS Supported: Windows XP (SP2 or later), Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8
CPU: 1.2GHz Intel or AMD CPU, or above
RAM: 1G RAM or more
System Requirements for Mac Version
Processor: Intel(R) processor
OS Supported: Mac OS X 10.5, 10.6, 10.7, 10.8 Mountain Lion
Hardware 512MB RAM, Super VGA (800×600) resolution, 16-bit graphics
Requirements: card or higher.
AnyMP4, a software producer, aims to provide the best and world-class solution of converting Blu-ray Disc, DVD and video/audio files. AnyMP4 is dedicated to developing the most powerful multimedia processing software for users all over the world. Our product portfolio ranges from video tools, DVD tools, Blu-ray tools, etc. on both Microsoft Windows and Apple's Mac OS X platforms. All these software can help you easily solve almost all DVD/Blu-ray/video issues. For more details about AnyMP4, please visit: http://www.anymp4.com
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CONTACT: George Brown, +86-131-4638-1763, firstname.lastname@example.org
Vimeo Releases New iPhone App With Faster Video Uploading and Sharing
Vimeo Enables Users To Seamlessly Watch Their iPhone Videos In HD On Vimeo-Enabled Devices
NEW YORK, Nov. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Vimeo released its latest iPhone app, which enables people to shoot, share and watch their videos on the iPhone as well as all Vimeo-enabled devices. Users of the new Vimeo iPhone app will find a streamlined interface that lets them quickly shoot and upload video to Vimeo, share instantly through Facebook and Twitter, and view in HD on Vimeo-enabled devices.
Vimeo's new iPhone app features accelerated uploading that begins while the user enters video title and descriptions; pause and resume for enhanced mobile uploading; and the ability to search, watch and add information to videos while uploading takes place in the background.
"Vimeo's high-quality video platform continues to expand across smartphones, tablets, desktops and connected TV's," said Kerry Trainor, Vimeo's CEO. "The new Vimeo iPhone app empowers our users to easily upload their videos to Vimeo for instant sharing and beautiful HD viewing on Vimeo-enabled devices."
Vimeo® is the home for high-quality videos and the people who love them. Vimeo's mission is to empower and inspire people around the world to create, share and discover videos. As one of the world's largest creative networks, Vimeo has over 14M registered members and reaches a global audience of more than 85M each month. Founded in 2004 and based in New York City, Vimeo, LLC is a subsidiary of IAC (NASDAQ: IACI)
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Conference to focus on critical shift to mobility in the enterprise
PROVO, Utah, Nov. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Novell today announced program details for its premiere technical conference, BrainShare® 2013. The annual event will consist of 150 interactive sessions, focusing on Novell's unique mobility footprint for the enterprise, which provides organizations with a secure, productive and manageable way to create a social and mobile workforce.
Attendees will gain knowledge and understanding of how Novell's current solutions can aid in this transition, as well as learn how new product releases will address specific business challenges.
Novell experts will conduct a variety of different sessions throughout the five-day event being held February 3-7, 2013, at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, Utah. Sessions will cover a variety of topics ranging from product training to IT solutions for the enterprise. Technical training for beginners to advanced attendees will be available at the event. Key session tracks at BrainShare 2013 include:
-- The World Calls It Mobility; We Call It Life: Organizations' computing
environments continue to become more complex as they have to support the
growing mobile workforce. In this session, attendees will learn about
all the Novell technologies that will help mobilize end users without
compromising security or control.
-- Anytime, Anywhere File Access That's Safe: Most employees are demanding
mobile file access and sharing. If organizations take too long to
deliver, users will find alternative solutions--whether above or below
the IT radar. Attendees will learn how to provide anytime/anywhere
mobile file access and sharing that's safe and secure.
-- GroupWise Windermere Deep Dive: Attend this session to take a deep dive
into what's coming on the web administration front, how to replace
ConsoleOne as your administration tool, how to connect GroupWise to
Active Directory and much more. Users will also learn about the new
capabilities Novell is adding to the clients and WebAccess to keep end
users productive and satisfied.
-- Embracing BYOD in the Enterprise: Attend this session to understand how,
with the right tools and policies, organizations can start down the path
to embracing BYOD while learning prudent steps to take to balance
productivity with security while minimizing IT burden.
BrainShare attendees will have the opportunity to build their conference agendas and sign up for sessions in advance of the event which will include sessions from Novell, NetIQ® and SUSE. NetIQ sessions will be heavily focused on identity, security, governance, systems and application and workload management. SUSE will be discussing best approaches to Linux in the enterprise. To view a detailed list of all the sessions and begin planning, visit http://www.brainshare.com/sessions/novell/.
Registration for BrainShare 2013 is currently open and discounts will be available through social media and other public forums. For more information and to receive updates on the event, please visit http://www.brainshare.com/.
Novell, Inc. believes that customers should have choice and control of their IT systems. A global software leader to enterprises worldwide, Novell delivers solutions that make people more productive and work environments more secure and manageable. Novell supports thousands of organizations around the world with collaboration, endpoint management, and file and networking technologies, all of which drive end-user productivity directly or on the backend. With solutions including Novell GroupWise, Novell ZENworks and Novell Open Enterprise Server, Novell focuses on today's mobile, social and multi-platform world to help businesses stay competitive, minimize costs, and get more value from the software they already own. For more information, visit http://www.novell.com.
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WESTBURY, N.Y., Nov. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Electro Industries/GaugeTech (EIG) announces enhancements to one of its flagship products, the Nexus® 1252 Energy and Power Quality meter. These enhancements are in line with EIG's corporate policy of ensuring customer satisfaction by continually making improvements to released products at the same time as launching innovative new products.
The Nexus® 1252 meter now comes standard with advanced 4MB of memory, which used to be optional. This is effectively a cost reduction for the product, since the advanced memory is not being charged as an option. In addition, "under the hood" improvements have been made to the meter to further enhance its functionality. For example, one change allows the meter's battery to be replaced in the field, extending the usable life of the instrument.
At EIG, we focus on what can be done to improve the quality of each product. This comes up in every facet of the development, maintenance and the manufacturing of the product. We are committed to ensuring that the customer will be satisfied with the quality of any product they are receiving.
New Site Provides a Self-Service Hub for Technical Support, Training, Best Practices and Community Interaction
SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Certain, Inc., the leading provider of event management solutions for the global meetings and events planning industry, announced today that it has launched an interactive online community forum for fast access to technical support, best practices, documentation, and training materials. With this new forum, customers can find answers to their product questions quickly, provide input and feedback to the Certain team, gain access to a vast repository of industry best practices, and build relationships with their peers in other leading companies.
"Our customers use Certain's SaaS-based platform to manage complex events that generate significant revenue, and with that comes the expectation that the answers they need will be at their fingertips," said Peter Micciche, CEO at Certain. "Certain's new forum gives our customers a single sign-on, self-service headquarters that collects questions, answers, feedback and discussion content into an evolving knowledge base of best practices and technical support while building a vibrant online community."
Today, more than ever, conferences and events must deliver measureable business value to all stakeholders. Certain's SaaS-based, comprehensive event management platform gives marketing professionals a streamlined system to strengthen brand equity and accelerate sales from their investments in events. With Certain's collaborative platform, event professionals easily plan and execute branded events, engage attendees across multiple touch points, and evaluate event success.
Certain is the leading provider of SaaS event management technology for the global meetings and events industry. Certain's innovative solutions deliver streamlined processes, reduced expenses, greater return on investments, and improved overall business value to marketers and event professionals. The Certain platform supports a full range of events - from small meetings and educational sessions, to large conferences and world events. Headquartered in San Francisco, Certain has operations and sales offices in North America, Europe and the Pacific Rim. Please visit http://www.certain.com.
Powerful Merger Formed Between Two Category Disruptors in the Global Consumer Insights Industry
Diversified Agency Services acquires and integrates Promise Corporation with Communispace to provide leading global research and strategic consulting services to Fortune 500 brands
BOSTON, Nov. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Diversified Agency Services (DAS) announced today that it has acquired the London-based innovation and co-creation consultancy, Promise Corporation. DAS plans to fully integrate Promise into Communispace, the online insight community leader it acquired last year.
"We have been watching Promise for years, as they have mastered co-creation and helped executives act intelligently based on what they learned from consumers," said Diane Hessan, president and CEO of Communispace. "Everything about our business is focused on doing great work that matters, and the experience and dynamism of the Promise team is going to help us make our work matter even more for our clients."
Communispace has been the fastest-growing consumer insights firm in the U.S. for the last three years, delivering unparalleled consumer engagement via private online communities, with nearly 600 communities launched to date. This acquisition allows Communispace to marry its unique research approach with the strategic consulting tools and processes that Promise has successfully pioneered over the past decade. The integration of Promise is also Communispace's most significant step to date in expanding its global capabilities.
Having the ability to tap into consumers 24/7 has never been a more important engine for growth, as insights and marketing teams become increasingly strategic and need more meaningful and actionable interaction and engagement with today's fast-changing consumer. The partnership between Communispace and Promise will allow major brands to engage target audiences continuously and strategically on their most pressing business issues. Over the past decade, these two companies have worked with and delivered breakthrough results, for nearly 200 of the world's most admired brands, across a wide range of industries.
Promise Corporation is based in London and New York. Through the acquisition of Promise, Communispace will significantly expand its London team and complement its global network.
"Just as Communispace invented the idea of using online communities to listen to consumers, we are excited about our combined vision to reinvent the ways organizations gain insights and turn them into innovation and growth," stated Charles Trevail, CEO of Promise Corporation. "Communispace gives us scale and an infrastructure which brings tremendous new opportunities to our clients and our people."
Promise Corporation (http://www.promisecorp.com) is a consultancy focused on innovation and growth. Through its pioneering use of co-creation, the company has established an international client list that includes many of the world's leading brands. Founded in 2003, and based in London and New York, the company has a team of consultants whose skills span disciplines that include branding, insight, strategy, innovation and psychology.
The world's most admired brands turn to Communispace (http://www.communispace.com), the leader in generating actionable insights via private online customer communities. Founded in 1999, the company has created nearly 600 customer communities for over 100 industry leaders. Headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, the company has offices in Atlanta, Chicago, London, New York, San Francisco, Shanghai, and Sydney. Communispace is a part of Diversified Agency Services, a division of Omnicom Group Inc.
About Diversified Agency Services
Diversified Agency Services (DAS), a division of Omnicom Group Inc. (NYSE:OMC) (http://www.omnicomgroup.com), manages Omnicom's holdings in a variety of marketing communications disciplines. DAS includes over 200 companies, which operate through a combination of networks and regional organizations, serving international and local clients through more than 700 offices in 71 countries.
About Omnicom Group Inc.
Omnicom Group Inc. (http://www.omnicomgroup.com) is a leading global marketing and corporate communications company. Omnicom's branded networks and numerous specialty firms provide advertising, strategic media planning and buying, digital and interactive marketing, direct and promotional marketing, public relations and other specialty communications services to over 5000 clients in more than 100 countries.
CallCopy and Vertical Solutions, Inc. Partner to Enhance Customer Experience & Field Service Management Platform
CallCopy's Integrated Workforce Optimization Lets VSI Users Tap into Valuable Customer Insights, Improve Training and Agent Performance with High-Quality, FDA/HIPPA/PCI Compliant Call Recording
COLUMBUS, Ohio and CINCINNATI, Nov. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- CallCopy, a leading provider of innovative contact center call recording and workforce optimization (WFO) solutions, and Vertical Solutions, Inc. (VSI), a developer of CRM/CXM and service management solutions, today announced the two companies have partnered to integrate CallCopy's robust cc: Discover call recording and WFO suite within VSI's VServiceManagement(TM) and VContactCenter(TM) cloud-based customer support and field service platforms.
The integration enables VSI's customers to record live customer calls and access previously recorded calls to improve service delivery and agent performance with a HIPPA and PCI-compliant solution. The cc: Discover integration can be customized to meet specific VSI customer needs, providing CRM agents, call center managers and field service representatives with instant access to valuable insights based on previous customer interactions to resolve issues more efficiently and enhance customer satisfaction.
The synergy of the cloud-based solutions enables both on-premise CRM and help desk agents and field-based technical support representatives to access the same customer data in the VSI/CallCopy system from anywhere--in the call center or in the field--to streamline service delivery.
"Integrating CallCopy's call recording and WFO with VSI's exceptional CXM solution provides an outstanding opportunity for our customers to maximize both service and business efficiency with a seamless, simple-to-use system," said Ray Bohac, chief information officer of CallCopy. "With built-in compliance and litigation-quality call recording, the combined technology is a value-added solution that resolves multiple business issues with a single platform."
The VSI/CallCopy integration not only gives users immediate insight into customer issues beyond data entered manually during customer service calls, but also enables users to review customer calls to resolve billing errors and disputes, track warranty and contract services and capture data for legal defense.
"Our contact center and business process outsourcing customers, as well as our technical services customers, are in complex service environments and must comply with regulatory, warranty management, and other requirements that demand a comprehensive audit trail," said Ron Wegmann, Sr., CEO of VSI. "Integrating CallCopy's quality management solutions with VSI's VSP(TM) applications enables us to help our joint customers reduce risk and remain in compliance."
CallCopy, a leading provider of innovative contact center solutions, is dedicated to ensuring the highest standards of satisfaction. The award-winning, enterprise-proven cc: Discover suite delivers advanced call recording, screen capture, quality management, speech analytics, desktop analytics, performance management, customer satisfaction survey and workforce management capabilities to organizations of all sizes and industries. For more information, visit http://www.callcopy.com.
About Vertical Solutions, Inc. (VSI)
Vertical Solutions, Inc. develops, implements, and supports best-in-class CXM (Customer Experience Management) Contact Center and Service Management solutions, including PowerHelp® and its new generation technology solutions, VContactCenter(TM), for internal, external, and hybrid contact centers, and VServiceManagement(TM), for customer support, field service, and mobile environments. It also develops, implements, and supports patient services technology solution VHealthTracker(TM). These application systems are built on a SOA-compliant, cloud-based technology platform and are delivered as a service or on-premise in a private or public cloud environment. VSI's applications are flexible, integrate easily with legacy systems, and offer rapid deployment times, driving down TCO and delivering high ROI. VSI is headquartered in Cincinnati, OH, with offices and partners worldwide. For more information, visit http://www.VertSol.com or call 1.800.466.0238.
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SSI America Launches INDIEGOGO.com Crowd Funding Campaign for Bluetooth Powered Location Stickers 'Stick-N-Find'
Unveiling To Take Place at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2013
DAVIE, Fla., Nov. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Today SSI America announced the launch of an Indiegogo.com crowd funding initiative for Stick-N-Find, the ultra-small location sticker able to be tracked via most new smartphones and tablets. The stickers along with the free app are set to be unveiled at the International CES event coming up January 8(th), 2013.
The 0.16 inch ultra-thin stickers are about the size of a quarter and have Bluetooth Low Energy. They are so small that they can fit on any item including keys, TV remote controls and phones. They can even be placed on children and pets. The free downloadable app converts a user's Bluetooth device into a radar screen, displaying the location of all stickers within range.
"Stick-N-Find Stickers have a range of about 100 Feet, with a battery that lasts for over a year," states Jon Mitts, Lead Inventor at SSI America. "Of course you can open up the sticker while it's still stuck and replace the battery. Stick-N-Find stickers have a buzzer and light so that you can even find stuff in the dark."
The free iOS /Android app tracks the distance the stickers are from the user's phone, literally converting the screen into handheld "Radar." Multiple stickers can be tracked all at the same time with each sticker lit in its position on the Radar Screen. The user can walk in a specific direction while the Radar Screen shows if a sticker location gets closer or farther away. Users can choose between a buzz, flashing lights or both with just a tap on the radar screen.
Other features include a "Virtual Leash" and "Find It" abilities. The Virtual Leash turns on an alarm if a designated sticker moves outside of a selected approximate distance. Different sounding alarms can be designated for different stickered items. The "Find It" feature, great for finding your luggage at an airport baggage claim, will "alert" you when a stickered item comes into range.
SSI America is leveraging the power of the popular fundraising platform INDIEGOGO.com to secure funding for the initiative. The INDIEGOGO campaign, which runs from November 27(th) 2012 to January 13th 2013, can be found at http://www.indiegogo.com/sticknfind.
Stick-N-Find will debut at the 2013 International CES, in Booth #3731, iLounge Pavilion, Las Vegas Convention Center at the 2013 International CES, which runs January 8-11, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Technical Requirements Include:
iOS devices with Bluetooth 4.0 (iPhone 4s, iPhone 5, new iPad, New Touch, mini iPad)
Android Devices with Bluetooth 4.0 (Samsung Galaxy S3, Galaxy Note 2, Nexus 4, Nexus 7, Nexus 10 etc.)
SSI America is a small electronic product development company specializing in RF and very small Bluetooth designs. For over 12 years, the company has been designing and managing a variety of products for large companies ranging from automotive Bluetooth solutions to various health and fitness Bluetooth products, many of which are currently being sold in retail outlets worldwide. For more information on SSI American, visit the company's website at http://www.sticknfind.com
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JEHE Technology Rolls Out New Lineup of Giada Mini PCs for Holiday 2012
Stylish Giada Mini PCs Do it All With 3rd Generation Intel® Core(TM) CPUs, HD Graphics, Built-in Wireless Networking, and a Footprint Smaller than Most Hardcover Books; a Great Gift Idea for Computer Enthusiasts
SANTA CLARA, Calif., Nov. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Just in time for the anticipated 2012 holiday shopping season, JEHE Technology today unveiled 3 new stylish & affordable mini PCs with great specs and a small form factor that lets them fit just about anywhere. The new Giada mini PCs include the i53 family, one of the smallest desktop PCs to feature Intel's 3(rd) generation Core i3/i5 processors (formerly code named Ivy Bridge), which offer up to 20% better software performance over the previous generation of Core processors. Also new is the D2305, arguably the most powerful mini PC currently available (Core i7 model). Coupled with Giada's smartly designed ultra-compact chassis, which minimizes energy consumption, and noise; and a full complement of I/O port options, you have incredibly versatile PCs with all the capabilities of larger desktop PCs without the larger size.
Giada's mini PCs, because of their elegant compact design, are the favorite choice among consumers and businesses that don't want to compromise features and performance for the sake of size. Thanks to their stylishly small form-factor and quiet operation, Giada's mini PCs are ideal for small spaces and quiet environments including home theater use, smaller homes/apartments, and office/home office use.
New Models for Fall 2012
Giada i53-i3 - The entry-level model of Giada's i53 family features a 1.8 GHz Intel Core i3 processor, 4GB of DDR3 RAM (expandable to 8GB), a 320GB 2.5" HDD and Full HD 1080p graphics with an HDMI 1.3 port. The i53-i3 also features built-in 802.11b/g/n wireless networking, Bluetooth®, wired Gigabit LAN port, a 4-in-1 Memory card reader, 1 USB 3.0 port, 4 USB 2.0 ports, 5.1 channel digital audio (delivered via HDMI and SPDIF).
Giada i53-i5 - The step-up model of Giada's i53 family features a 2.6 GHz Intel Core i5 processor, 4GB of DDR3 RAM (expandable to 8GB), a 500GB 2.5" HDD and Full HD 1080p graphics with an HDMI 1.3 port. The i53-i5 also features built-in 802.11b/g/n wireless networking, Bluetooth, wired Gigabit LAN port, a 4-in-1 Memory card reader, 1 USB 3.0 port, 4 USB 2.0 ports, 5.1 channel digital audio (delivered via HDMI and SPDIF).
Giada D2305 - The D2305 is one of the most powerful mini PCs in the world and an ideal home theater PC; featuring a 2.6 GHz Intel Core i5 processor, (Core i7 optional) 4GB of DDR3 RAM (expandable to 8GB), a 32GB SSD for booting the OS, a 500GB 2.5 HDD for storage, and a slot-load DVD-ROM drive (slot load Blu-ray Disc(TM) drive optional). Graphics are impressive too; NVIDIA® GeForce® Full HD 1080p graphics with 1GB of VRAM and an HDMI 1.3 port. The D2305 also features built-in 802.11b/g/n wireless networking, Bluetooth, wired Gigabit LAN port, a 4-in-1 Memory card reader, 3 USB 3.0 port, 2 USB 2.0 ports, 7.1 channel digital audio (delivered via HDMI and SPDIF).
Giada recommends Windows® 8 Pro for all its fall 2012 mini PC models.
"Giada once again delivers an impressive lineup of mini PCs perfectly suited for discriminating computer users," said Eric Chang, Giada's US General Manager. "Giada mini PCs incorporate the most cutting-edge computing technology currently available, delivering superb productivity and entertainment possibilities in a very small footprint that is easy on the ear, the eye, and the wallet."
Price & Availability
The Giada i53-3 carries an MSRP of $489.00. The Giada i53-i5 carries an MSRP of $559.00. The Giada D2305 carries an MSRP of $759.00.Learn more about Giada's entire lineup of mini PCs at Giadatech.com. Giada mini PCs are distributed in the US by national commercial distribution including Tech Data® Corporation and fine resellers including Newegg®, Amazon®, and others.
About JEHE Technology
JEHE Technology, Inc., a world-class compact desktop PC manufacturer that sells under the Giada brand, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Shenzhen JIEHE Technology Development Company, Ltd. Giada derives its name from the Italian word for Jade, denoting the company's commitment to developing and manufacturing high quality compact eco-friendly desktop PCs and motherboards with an eye toward energy efficiency without sacrificing features and performance. Giada products are distributed and resold through channel partners. Giada products proudly feature AMD & Intel® Core(TM) and Atom(TM) processors.
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Delight in the Sounds of the Season with Pandora Holiday Genre Stations
OAKLAND, Calif., Nov. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Pandora (NYSE: P), the leading internet radio service, today announced the annual release of its twenty-two highly anticipated holiday genre stations, including two new stations debuting for the 2012 holiday season: Navidad Mexicana and Navidad Tropical. These festive stations, each specially created by a Pandora Music Curator, offer listeners a broad range of seasonal sounds to accompany and personalize any holiday tradition or celebration.
Holiday listening is already off to a strong start on Pandora, with more than 2.5 million listeners tuning into the holiday genre stations over Thanksgiving weekend. During the 2011 season, more than 27 million holiday stations were created on Pandora in total and the three most popular holiday songs that played were: "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas," "Winter Wonderland" and "Carol of the Bells." Now, listeners can once again get in the seasonal spirit with a variety of personalized holiday stations on Pandora. Here is a sampling of our 2012 holiday genre offerings:
Christmas Radio (http://www.pandora.com/?sc=miG300), Pandora's most popular holiday genre station, makes for the ideal background music for all of your favorite holiday activities. Offering an extensive mix of Christmas favorites and timeless holiday classics from Nat 'King' Cole to Mariah Carey, this station is the perfect soundtrack for shopping or entertaining.
Classical Christmas Radio (http://www.pandora.com/?sc=miG302), which features orchestras, soloists and choirs from Arthur Fiedler & The Boston Pops Orchestra, Antonio Vivaldi and The Cambridge Singers, will provide relaxing seasonal sounds while you decorate the tree and wrap gifts this year.
R&B and Pop Holidays Radio (http://www.pandora.com/?sc=miG307) is the perfect music to celebrate the season with friends. Mingle the night away to the latest Christmas releases from today's hottest artists as well as a festive mix of R&B and pop classics from Mariah Carey, Michael Bublé, Trans-Siberian Orchestra and the cast of Glee.
Family Christmas Radio (http://www.pandora.com/?sc=miG717) will allow you to unwind with family as the kids open gifts from Santa. This kid-friendly station features artists such as Sponge Bob Squarepants and Kidz Bop that will be sure to delight any child during the holiday season.
Hanukkah Radio (http://www.pandora.com/?sc=miG584) is great for those celebrating Hanukkah this season. Enjoy Jewish holiday music with hits from Margie Rosenthal and Erran Baron Cohen.
Navidad Mexicana (http://www.pandora.com/?sc=miG825) and Navidad Tropical (http://www.pandora.com/?sc=miG826) are Pandora's exciting new additions to the holiday genre station collection. Both stations highlight the holiday celebrations of Mexico and the Caribbean with songs from artists like Eydie Gorme y Los Panchos, Jose Alfredo Jimenez, Guillermo Buitrago and Celia Cruz & La Sonora Mantancera.
Pandora (NYSE: P) gives people music and comedy they love anytime, anywhere, through connected devices. Personalized stations launch instantly with the input of a single "seed" - a favorite artist, song or genre. The Music Genome Project®, a deeply detailed hand-built musical taxonomy, powers the personalization of Pandora® internet radio by using musicological "DNA" and constant listener feedback to craft personalized stations from a growing collection of hundreds of thousands of recordings. Tens of millions of people turn on Pandora every month to hear music they love. http://www.pandora.com