MyService Releases New 1TB MacBook and MacBook Pro Hard Drive Upgrade
SANTA CLARA, Calif., June 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- MyService, a leading nationwide Apple Authorized Service Provider and Reseller, has released a new 1TB hard drive upgrade for the MacBook and MacBook Pro. The new 9.5mm 2.5" drives by Toshiba are the largest hard drives available for the MacBook, and the new 9.5mm SATA drives work in all MacBooks and MacBook Pros.
MyService has these drives in stock and the complete upgrade service is $349 (USD). The price includes the new 1TB drive, round-trip shipping, professional installation and data transfer. Your old hard drive is returned to you and can be used for backups. These new drives are also available for direct purchase from the MyService store for $249.
Since MyService is an Apple Authorized Service Provider, the 1TB upgrade will not void your Apple warranty. "MyService makes the service process fast and easy. No phone trees, no runaround, just awesome service," said Robert Baker, co-founder of MyService.
MyService sends a custom laptop shipping container to you. Once it arrives, simply pack your laptop and send it back using the prepaid UPS shipping label. All shipping is insured and can be tracked online. You may drop your laptop at any one of the 4,200 UPS Store locations within the United States. Once your laptop is back at MyService, a certified technician installs the new drive and transfers the data over from your old drive. If your old hard drive is failing, a new operating system is installed. After the service is completed, your laptop is cleaned, tested and sent back to you, along with your old drive. All services are completed within 24 hours of arrival.
All drives feature a 3 year manufacturer warranty, and MyService accepts purchase orders from education facilities. For more information visit http://www.MyService.com or call 877-622-3473.
MyService is a leading nationwide Apple Authorized Service Provider and Reseller. Since 2001 they have serviced over 40,000 Macs working with consumers, education facilities and businesses throughout the U.S., building a reputation for quality one Mac repair at a time. Copyright 2001-2012 MyService. All rights reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, are registered trademarks of Apple Computer in the U.S. and/or other countries.
New Online Shopping Mall DKSdiscountdeals.com Opens to Kickoff Summer Shopping
OKLAHOMA CITY, June 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Oklahoma-based Internet Company, Lansbrook Ventures LLC, has introduced its new affiliate online shopping mall, offering hundreds of high quality, discounted consumer products including many seasonal items for summer.
Through an affiliate marketing partnership with e-commerce retailer Amazon.com, DKSdiscountdeals.com displays numerous top selling products within each product category, rather than displaying all available products.
"We wanted to display the best-selling items of the season so that people can quickly find the brands fellow customers trust and are currently enjoying as the weather warms up," explains Founder and President of Lansbrook Ventures LLC, Deborah Kifer. "We continually search on the customer's behalf, and if they cannot find exactly what they are looking for through our site's search functionality or product categories, they can always find it on Amazon. Amazon is an amazing Web site to work with."
Seasonal product categories found at DKSdiscountdeals.com include apparel, home and garden, outdoor living, sporting goods, games, and activities for the family. Additional products for year-round shopping include watches, jewelry, baby, health & personal care, books, movies, music, cameras, consumer electronics, kitchen items, pet supplies, PC hardware, office products, grocery & gourmet food, automotive supplies, industrial items and tools.
New products and product categories are added to the site periodically and top-selling items tend to vary with the season. All items purchased through the Web site's affiliate partner can be shipped anywhere in the United States and Canada and all major credit cards are accepted.
Adlucent Launches New Shopping Analytics to Understand Retail Customer Intent
New capabilities provide a deeper understanding of who paid search is driving to a retailer's site and why
AUSTIN, Texas, June 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Adlucent, a leader in retail search marketing and analytics, today announced their new Shopping Analytics capabilities to better understand the behavior of retailers' most valuable customer segments. By leveraging the technology, Adlucent client, Free People, has found statistical validation that non-brand campaigns generate proportionally more new customer sales than brand campaigns. These powerful Shopping Analytics insights allow retailers to optimize their customer acquisition and paid search strategies by customer segment, as well as improve business functions such as inventory planning and merchandising.
"Adlucent's Shopping Analytics offering allows us to test hypotheses for AOV and CPA standards by customer segment," said Jed Paulson, Director of Marketing, Free People. "This helps us more confidently refine our overall paid search and customer acquisition strategies, as well as improving merchandising, inventory planning and other areas of the business."
Adlucent's Shopping Analytics offering, coupled with product-centric campaign management tools, allows retailers to use paid search data to more thoroughly understand the intent behind customer purchases and adjust strategies quickly and accurately. Retailers receive custom reports detailing the keywords and categories driving the most converting new customers to their site, including brand vs. non-brand comparisons by customer segment. They can also visually analyze AOV differences and promotional responsiveness between customer segments.
"We are extremely excited to be able to offer this unprecedented level of intent-related analytics to our retailers," said Jon Armstrong, Adlucent CEO. "Being able to more deeply understand the needs and values of each of our retailers' customer segments gives our account teams the ability to manage campaigns to specific metrics, including new customer acquisition, lifetime value, or other client-defined success measures. We can then easily layer in product performance at the category/subcategory, brand, style, or even SKU-level to support a more targeted merchandising strategy."
Adlucent is a marketing technology and analytics agency based in Austin, Texas, focusing solely on retail and eCommerce companies. Leveraging its Deep Search® search marketing and retail analytics platform, Adlucent's experts help the smartest retailers acquire new customers and grow revenue profitably through digital marketing. Expanding from a decade-long relationship with Amazon.com, Adlucent's current client base includes eTail and multi-channel brands such as Oriental Trading Company, Buy.com, Anthropologie, Jewelry Television, and Free People.
Going Out to Eat Just Got $9 Easier - Restaurant.com Launches $15 Dining Certificates
Restaurant.com Now Offers More than 60,000 Restaurant Deals Daily
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill., June 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Restaurant.com, the nation's leading destination for restaurant deals, today launched $15 dining certificates and eGift cards retailing for only $6. With this new option, restaurant goers will save $9 at more than 15,000 participating restaurants nationwide. The certificates can be purchased online at Restaurant.com or on a mobile device using Restaurant.com's mobile apps.
"Restaurant.com now offers more choices of dining deals than any deal site or restaurant directory on the planet," said Restaurant.com President and Chief Marketing Officer Christopher Krohn. "The new $15 gift certificate is a great option for lunch or a fun, fast-casual meal, and will tempt deal seekers and food lovers alike."
Featuring more than 60,000 dining deals daily, Restaurant.com is the smart first stop when going out to eat. New restaurants and deals are added daily and gift certificates are now available in $10, $15, $25, $50, $75, and $100 denominations. Unlike most restaurant deals, Restaurant.com Gift Certificates never expire, and can be easily exchanged at no charge across its nationwide network of participating eateries.
"Going out to eat is fun, and so is saving money," adds Krohn. "By introducing 15,000 new ways to save, Restaurant.com is responding to our customers' growing appetite for choice in dining deals and for finding a great new restaurant wherever their travels take them."
In addition to $15 gift certificates, $15 Restaurant.com eGift Cards are also available for purchase. Restaurant.com eGift Cards make excellent gifts for deal seekers, food lovers and everyone who enjoys dining out. Like other Restaurant.com eGift Cards, the $15 gifts can be printed out or emailed instantly, and personalized with a gift message and custom design.
Restaurant.com is the leading provider of restaurant savings nationwide. The company offers the best deal on every meal at nearly 20,000 restaurants nationwide with more than 60,000 daily gift certificate options. Restaurant.com has helped customers save more than $2 billion since the Arlington Heights, Ill.-based company was founded in 1999. To learn more, visit http://www.Restaurant.com.
The Razer Taipan Sets The New Gaming Standard For Ambidextrous Mice
Next generation gaming mouse unveiled, combining advanced sensor technology with ergonomic design
LOS ANGELES, June 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- (E3 2012) -- Razer, the world leader in high performance gaming hardware, today introduced the Razer Taipan, an ambidextrous gaming mouse that sets a new standard for versatility, form and function. Over its storied history, Razer has placed itself at the forefront of the video gaming industry by combining cutting-edge technology with ergonomic research. The Razer Taipan is the latest expression of the brand's unique approach to engineering and design, the culmination of the years of diligence and validation from the brand's e-Sports professionals.
Razer's ergonomic scientists collaborated with top e-Sports athletes from professional gaming teams such as Empire, Frenetic Array, Mousesports, Quantic, Rox.Kis and Type II Gaming, to pinpoint the optimal shape, weight, and balance required in an ambidextrous mouse at the highest levels of gameplay. Its symmetrical shape with narrow footprint and arched back make it comfortable for a wide variety of players. The weight distribution of the mouse has also been tweaked for the most optimal grip profile.
Powered by Razer's new 8200 dpi 4G Dual Sensor System, the Razer Taipan slips an unfair advantage into the hand that wields it. The mouse combines laser and optical sensors that are not only responsive and precise, but also allow Z-axis tracking and liftoff cutoff customization to ensure that aim is always true.
"We have designed the Razer Taipan with the goal of offering pro gamers the best weapon to achieve victory in the competitive world of e-Sports," said Robert 'RazerGuy' Krakoff, president of Razer USA. "The Razer Taipan is engineered to deliver an astounding 8200 dpi 4G Dual Sensor System to provide gamers with the fastest mouse tracking, enhanced ambidextrous ergonomics and Razer Synapse 2.0 support. Anything is possible with the Razer Taipan."
About the Razer Taipan Gaming Mouse:
With an all-new 8200 dpi 4G Dual Sensor System, the Razer Taipan is armed with laser and optical sensors that accurately calibrate to any surface for exceptional pinpoint tracking. Whether you are a right-hander or a south-paw, palm or fingertip-grip user, with Razer's improved ambidextrous ergonomics, expect maximum comfort and reduced fatigue over long periods of gaming. Fight longer as your foes rage-quit in exhaustion.
The Razer Taipan, driven by Razer's intuitive proprietary software, Synapse 2.0, the world's first cloud-based storage software for gaming peripherals, automatically syncs users' custom profiles and settings on a virtual server. This relinquishes the need to set up the Razer Taipan at tournaments and LANs and allows for easy porting and setting replication to a new Razer gaming mouse. Strike fear into the hearts of your foes, a triumphant victory is at-hand with the Razer Taipan.
Price: US $79.99 / EU euro 79.99
Availability: July 2012
Razerzone.com: July 2012
Worldwide: July 2012
-- Ambidextrous form factor
-- 8200 dpi 4G Dual Sensor System
-- Razer Synapse 2.0 enabled
-- Nine (9) programmable Hyperesponse buttons
-- 1000 Hz Ultrapolling/1 ms response time
-- Up to 200 in. per sec./50 g acceleration
-- 2.1 m/7 ft. braided fiber cable
-- Approximate Size : 124 mm/4.88 in. (length) x 63 mm/2.48 in. (width) x
36 mm/1.42 in. (height)
-- Approximate Weight: 95 g/0.21 lb.
For more information about the Razer Taipan, please visit http://www.razerzone.com/taipan
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About the Razer Group:
Razer(TM) is the world leader in high performance gaming hardware. Founded in 1998, with its headquarters in Carlsbad, California, the company has offices in nine cities around the globe. Used by the most demanding professional gamers who compete in global tournaments, Razer provides gamers with the unfair advantage of cutting-edge technology and award-winning design. We live by our motto: For Gamers. By Gamers.(TM)
Action-Packed Mech Combat Rolls-Out At E3 With The New Razer Artemis Concept Controller
Razer, Piranha and Infinite Game Publishing collaborate to design a concept controller for upcoming MechWarrior Online(TM)
LOS ANGELES, June 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- (E3 2012) - Razer, the world leader in high-performance gaming hardware, today announced a partnership with Piranha Games and Infinite Game Publishing for the highly anticipated next installation of the MechWarrior® franchise, MechWarrior Online(TM). The collaboration culminates in the Razer Artemis, a concept controller crafted to give gamers a competitive edge as they stomp and destroy their way to victory in the dog-eat-dog BattleTech® universe.
The BattleMech inspired Razer Artemis concept controller puts gamers into the cockpits of their favored hulking metal behemoths, fully immersed and focused on the dangers of the battlefield, claiming wins for their chosen Great House. With fully-programmable, fine-tuned controls, the ergonomically adjustable Razer Artemis concept controller makes piloting a Mech more efficient and lethal in combat.
"The original MechWarrior PC game franchise was a formative milestone for my gaming growing up," said Robert "RazerGuy" Krakoff, President of Razer USA. "When it was announced that a new MechWarriorOnline was in the works, Razer was more than excited for the opportunity to collaborate with Piranha Games and Infinite Game Publishing. We're going to bring our own take to a concept controller that will pave the way for a new generation of robot destruction."
Russ Bullock, President of Piranha Games said, "It is my pleasure to work with Razer in designing an exclusive MechWarrior Online gaming peripheral. MechWarrior Online is a title that fans have been waiting a long time for, and allowing them the best peripheral options from the highest quality partners like Razer is something we're excited to offer. Fans of MechWarrior know how important precision controls are for their Mechs and we think this is going to be a great option for them."
Set in the year 3049 during the early stages of a massive interstellar war, MechWarrior Online puts you in command of the most powerful war machine to ever walk the field of battle, the mighty BattleMech. Command your Mech and customize it to suit your battlefield role; upgrade systems, replace weapons, and tweak armor with endless options.
Razer(TM) is the world leader in high performance gaming hardware. Founded in 1998, with its headquarters in Carlsbad, California, the company has offices in nine cities around the globe. Used by the most demanding professional gamers who compete in global tournaments, Razer provides gamers with the most unfair advantage of cutting-edge technology and award-winning design. We live by our motto: For Gamers. By Gamers(TM).
Piranha Games Inc. was founded in January 2000 by Russ Bullock and Bryan Ekman. Piranha Games is focused on the core action games market and has worked on exciting IPs such as: Need For Speed®, Transformers® 2: Revenge of the Fallen.
Infinite Game Publishing is a newly formed publisher of AAA online interactive entertainment. Formed by industry veterans with a passion for great games, IGP's leadership is driving online entertainment forward by partnering with best-in-breed developers to bring high-octane excitement to PC gamers everywhere.
CONTACT: USA, Kevin Scarpati, Kevin.Scarpati@razerzone.com, or Europe, Timo Helmke, Timo.Helmke@razerzone.com, or Asia Pacific, Jarieul Wong, Jarieul.Wong@razerzone.com, or China, Chris Chen, Chris.Chen@razerzone.com, all of Razer
Learn how Avivia Health leverages gaming technology and social media to help employees make strides towards a healthier way of life.
OAKLAND, Calif., June 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- As health care costs continue to rise for both employers and individuals, a growing number of companies have implemented wellness programs. These programs, while a step in the right direction, have fallen short when it comes to sustaining employee engagement and driving on-going health improvements. Join Avivia Health on Thursday, June 7 at 2 p.m. EDT, 11 a.m. PDT for a webinar, Let the Health Games Begin to see how the addition of behavior theory into your program design can improve engagement by tapping into employees' intrinsic motivators.
This webinar is hosted by Employee Benefit News and presenters include Nathan Petrovay, chief technology officer of Avivia Health and David Sobel, MD, MPH, medical director of Patient Education and Health Promotion for The Permanente Medical Group, Inc. and Kaiser Permanente Northern California.
"Behavioral economics teaches that individuals are influenced by their environment, emotions and their social networks. The video game industry has applied behavioral economics and has created games that intrinsically motivate participation and engage individuals over long periods of time," says Petrovay. He continues, "We are leveraging social networking experiences and game mechanics to create a wellness experience that appeals to everyone. Avivia aims to promote sustained engagement with wellness activities by creating an experience that is encouraging, competitive and fun. And since the activities are tailored to each individual's wellness goals and personal values, the process itself becomes the reward."
Employers can see firsthand how morale, sentiment, productivity and retention can be improved by viewing this discussion and a live demonstration of Avivia's innovative social wellness platform. Join the webinar, Let the Health Games Begin, on Thursday, June 7 at 2 p.m. EDT, 11 a.m. PDT. Registration is free and available here. Let the health games begin!
About Avivia Health
Avivia Health is the only organization powered by the knowledge gained from Kaiser Permanente's 65-plus years of population care management. We have comprehensive solutions including data analytics, personalized outreach, specially trained health coaches, and decision aids to empower individuals to improve their health - all of which are proven to reduce cost and increase productivity. Additional information on Avivia Health can be found by calling 1-877-4AVIVIA (877-428-4842) or by visiting http://www.aviviahealth.com.
About Kaiser Permanente
Kaiser Permanente is committed to helping shape the future of health care. We are recognized as one of America's leading health care providers and not-for-profit health plans. Founded in 1945, our mission is to provide high-quality, affordable health care services and to improve the health of our members and the communities we serve. We currently serve more than 9 million members in nine states and the District of Columbia. Care for members and patients is focused on their total health and guided by their personal physicians, specialists and team of caregivers. Our expert and caring medical teams are empowered and supported by industry-leading technology advances and tools for health promotion, disease prevention, state-of-the-art care delivery and world-class chronic disease management. Kaiser Permanente is dedicated to care innovations, clinical research, health education and the support of community health. For more information, go to: kp.org/newscenter.
For more information, contact:
Leigh Canavan, 404-364-4851
NineSigma Launches NineSights, the World's First Open Innovation Social Media Destination for Innovation Seekers and Solution Providers
Platform to Catalyze and Accelerate Innovation Across Industries, and Connect Solution Seekers and Providers Worldwide
CLEVELAND, June 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- NineSigma, the leading innovation partner to companies worldwide, today launched the first open innovation social media destination, NineSights(TM), http://www.ninesights.com which is free to innovation seekers and solution providers.
NineSights is a secure and collaborative online community that connects innovators of all sizes with the resources and relationships needed to drive business value. The platform allows innovation seekers to post innovation needs and solution providers to submit proposals and post technologies and solutions that are "for sale". NineSigma ensures quality on the site by vetting both seekers and providers.
Andy Zynga, CEO of NineSigma said, "We have listened to our clients and solution providers who told us that a social media enabled platform where quality trumps quantity is what the world needs right now. As a result of this unique platform, organizations are able to make better connections faster and thus accelerate time to market."
On NineSights, users experience a streamlined innovation environment. Solution seekers from corporations, government, and nonprofit organizations can access a vetted pool of global subject-matter experts, inventors, entrepreneurs and researchers with searchable profiles highlighting their expertise. These solution providers will also find a virtual goldmine of world-class organizations committed to driving innovation forward through consultative engagements, licensing or acquisition of technologies, partnerships or investment opportunities, and more, with the associated financial rewards tied to their specific searches. The site also hosts featured "galleries" that spotlight innovation requests and technology offers from organizations like Philips, and provides forums for discussions among users.
NineSights is being launched in response to a recent NineSigma survey of professionals in a range of industries that found no innovation platform existed to effectively meet the needs of solution seekers and providers online. With NineSights, that marketplace need is being met. For solution providers, this includes exposure of their technologies, new business development opportunities, connections outside their industries, and direct access to solution seekers. Organizations reaching out to solution providers see the same benefits, particularly the opportunity to connect with others outside of a single vertical segment.
NineSights supplements NineSigma's comprehensive open innovation services, which range from global knowledge searches to helping organizations develop a culture of innovation and build the right innovation teams.
With millions of solution providers in NineSigma's network and unlimited access to innovation resources globally, the company looks forward to expanding their innovation community further on NineSights. Both solution seekers and solution providers can register for free at NineSights at http://www.ninesights.com.
NineSigma engages organizations with external innovation resources and enables them to share knowledge to accelerate the innovation cycle, whether they are in the private, public, or social sectors. Their proprietary and collaborative process has produced billions of dollars in tangible value. Companies such as Kraft, Philips, L'Oreal, Unilever, Denso and Suntory utilize NineSigma's Open Innovation services to solve immediate challenges, fill product pipelines, integrate new knowledge into their organizations, close development gaps, and improve financial performance. NineSigma has the largest open global network of solution providers and an extensive database of existing solutions that spans all industries and technical disciplines. Our team integrates professionals from a variety of fields, including business leaders, innovation consultants and Ph.D.-level scientists. Learn more at http://www.ninesigma.com.
Dawn Ringel, Warner Communications, email@example.com, (781) 449-8456
Professional SEO Software for Free - Now Available!
HAMBURG, Germany, June 5, 2012/PRNewswire/ --
The professional SEO software SEOlytics (http://www.seolytics.com) is now
available in the US. For the launch, SEOlytics presents a special highlight: a completely
free Starter version. Its range of unique features and exceptional quality of data empower
SEOlytics users to perform in-depth search performance analysis of their own web sites and
those of their competitors.
Managers, online marketers and webmasters can use SEOlytics to measure the daily
visibility of their website on Google as well as Bing and to easily identify the
potentials for improvement. Whether used to analyze competition and market or whether
employed as a professional tool for the day-to-day work of an in-house SEO or SEO agency -
with one click, SEOlytics gives the complete picture and helps improving search
performance over the long term.
SEOlytics is beneficial to both SEO agencies as well as businesses earning money
online, like shops or paid content web sites. They can analyze and track the ranking of
their web sites for their moneymaking keywords in detail. This establishes the foundation
for fact-based decision-making and evaluation of search optimization measures to push site
rankings to the first page of search engine results. In turn, this generates more traffic,
increases conversions and business performance.
SEOlytics Starter allows comparing search performance of up to 10 domains based on the
unique SEOlytics Visibility Rank (SVR) index. The SVR is calculated based on rankings,
search volume, and cost per click for a respresentative reference keyword set of over one
million US keywords. Powerful ad-hoc browsing and filtering on this keyword set is just as
possible as daily rank tracking for up to 20 custom keywords. Beyond that users can create
their own Daily Visibility Rank (DVR) indices based on the keywords that really matter to
SEOlytics is known for excellent data quality and richness: The tool identifies a
wealth of universal search result types, such as video, news, local, shopping, and image
SEOlytics' unique ad-hoc analysis of web site backlink structures and key performance
indicators provides insight into link building strategies and campaigns. Combined with
SEOlytics keyword ranking data, users can profoundly measure success, failure, and impact
of link building campaigns.
SEOlytics is available as a free Starter version, a PRO ($99) version and an Elite
version (starting at $339). http://www.seolytics.com)
Visit us at SMX Advanced in Seattle
(June 5-6, 2012): booth #4
Hamburg-based SEOlytics GmbH develops the popular SEOlytics SEO software. The tool
offers a variety of features that facilitate daily SEO monitoring, backlink analyses and
reporting, thus helping to improve business performance. The scalable SaaS solution can be
used instantly and internationally in 21 countries from Brazil to Norway, with no further
implementation preparation required. Accurate data and the highest data resolution,
through the complete integration of Universal Search, for example, are a matter of course
for SEOlytics - this is the only way for customers to make strategic decisions based on
the right foundation.
SEOlytics has established itself on the German market within a very short space of
time and is today one of the leading SEO tools in Europe.
2012 Free starter version available
2012 Further internationalization, e.g. in the USA
2011 Technology partnership with Majestic SEO
2011 SEOlytics Customizing Solution is developed
2010 Complete integration of Universal Search impressions
2010 Full code re-write and update of entire technological infrastructure
2009 First "public" version launched on the market and spin-off SEOlytics GmbH
2007 Software already available for selected customers of the parent company
2005 First SERP analyses and reports on a daily basis
Deadbolt LT - Delivering Privacy to Cloud, Webmail, Social Media and SaaS Solutions
SINGAPORE, June 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- People that are concerned with privacy online or perhaps tired of their web-based email being used for marketing purposes now have a new, easy to use solution. Enterprises and individuals can maintain privacy with an affordable application for both Macintosh and Windows. Deadbolt LT empowers users and organizations to take control of their data and maintain their privacy even when using services like Dropbox, Gmail, or their favorite SaaS. Downloadable from the rune.sg website for only $9.99 USD, Deadbolt LT is a fast and effective way to protect your communications and files in the cloud and locally.
Deadbolt LT uses a "Floating Toolbar" approach so even messages on social networks like Facebook and LinkedIn can easily be made private from eavesdropping through a single click. E-mail is especially vulnerable because it is the primary communications choice for business and individuals, and therefore targeted by everyone. Deadbolt LT allows you to lock messages, documents, spreadsheets, photos, videos, address books, and more. Communication groups are created on the fly using Deadbolt LT's intuitive key management tool, and users can openly share their public keys among individuals or groups via email or a central server.
Based on OpenPGP, Deadbolt LT is FIPS 140-2 compliant and provides users affordable, proven, standards-based encryption with unparalleled ease of use and flexibility. With its FIPS compliance, entities that are required to comply with FISMA (The US' Federal Information Security Management Act) can use Deadbolt LT to protect their sensitive information. Although Deadbolt LT does not offer the same unbreakable level of encryption as Rune's full Deadbolt product, it does offer a robust OpenPGP level of privacy in a much simpler to use format. Users that purchase Deadbolt LT also have the option to upgrade to the full Deadbolt product that includes full unbreakable Vernam/One-Time Pad encryption using the Vema-Cipher platform.
"This is truly encryption for the masses. Deadbolt LT is designed for everyone who wants to keep private messages and documents just that... private," says Lance Gaines, President-CTO of Rune Information Security Corporation. "Hackers and data thieves are increasingly breaching perimeter systems. When they do get in, Deadbolt LT stops them from being able to easily read sensitive e-mail and files. Users can archive or share information with a select group of friends and colleagues, essentially making the messages 'eyes only'. Bottom line - protect the data so that it remains private, no matter where it travels."
Deadbolt LT is available through online purchase at http://www.rune.sg and can be purchased using PayPal or a credit card.
Singapore-based Rune Information Security Corporation Pte. Ltd. creates solutions that maintain e-mail and Internet privacy in a world of electronic eavesdropping and corporate espionage. The company was founded by a group of like-minded security software professionals who believe in empowering and maintaining absolute electronic privacy through tried and tested technologies and methods. Rune integrates standards based encryption solutions with the historically proven unbreakable Vernam 'one-time pad' cipher, to create unbeatable and compliance driven security solutions.
Please visit http://www.rune.sg to download Deadbolt LT or for more information about Rune's full suite of security solutions and products including the Deadbolt Vema-Cipher platform. For further information, please contact Rune at firstname.lastname@example.org or +65 6408-0575.
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The International Academy Of Web Television Presents An Extensive Web TV Track At BlogWorld & New Media Expo, June 5-7 At The Jacob Javits Center
NEW YORK, June 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Jacob Javits Convention Center -- BlogWorld & New Media Expo has partnered with the International Academy of Web Television (IAWTV) to present a cutting edge Web TV conference track this June 5-7 at the Jacob Javits Convention Center. Web TV is one of the newest arenas within the new media and content creation landscape and BlogWorld has dedicated 24 sessions to this rapidly growing industry that focus on topics from web series development to production to marketing.
The IAWTV, an independent nonprofit organization founded to promote and recognize excellence in original online programming, has assembled some of the top Web TV experts in the industry to share tips for creating, distributing, and monetizing content, including Tim Street, Vice President of Mobile Video at mDialog, Rob Barnett, Founder and CEO of MyDamnChannel.com, Art Chang, Founder and CEO of the Tipping Point Partners, and many more.
"IAWTV is at the center of the web television revolution and they are a great partner in helping us reach this community and provide quality content for Web TV and traditional TV producers crossing over to new media," said Rick Calvert, CEO and co-founder of BlogWorld & New Media Expo.
The keynote speaker for the Web TV track is the chairman and founding member of the IAWTV, Paul Kontonis. Paul has recently become the chief media evangelist of Outrigger Media, which represents some of the top brands and talent in online video. He has executive produced over 25 Web series and successful online branded entertainment for major outlets including Warner Bros, Armor All and IZOD.
IAWTV board member, Tim Street was instrumental in creating the Web TV track and will be on hand as a presenter and panel moderator. Tim is speaking on six panels, including one entitled Producing: Pitching Your Web Series on June 7th at 10:15 a.m. that will give attendees an insider's view of how a show pitch works.
As the media landscape evolves, BlogWorld recognizes that it's critical for entertainment professionals to stay informed. The Web TV track is designed to help attendees succeed in this fast-changing industry. The panels and talent for the Web TV track at BlogWorld represent some of the brightest minds in our industry.
"Web TV is just beginning to impact traditional television the same way blogs disrupted the traditional print industries of newspapers, magazines and books. Being the industry event for all new media, our community asked for more educational content focused on Web TV and more exhibitors providing products and services for Web TV producers," Calvert continued. "The explosive growth of Web TV producers coming to BlogWorld certainly contributed to our decision to change the name of the event making it inclusive to all digital content creators. The new name announcement will come during the keynote presentation at BlogWorld on Wednesday, June 6th at 5 p.m. EDT."
BlogWorld & New Media Expo is sponsored by .ME,?Stitcher Radio,?Social Chorus, WordPress,?Overblog,?Stickam,?Simul TV,?Social Moms,?SEOMoz, Engagio,?Mobile Roadie,?SAG/AFTRA,?Mobile Libris,?Social Radius, YouSayToo, GeekBeatTV, MyDamnChannel, PR Newswire,?NewTek,?TechZulu and more.
About The International Academy of Web Television
The International Academy of Web Television (IAWTV) is a nonprofit organization comprised of leaders in the field of web television, web video, and the digital entertainment industries. Founded in 2009, the IAWTV is helping to shape the rapidly evolving web television industry while providing a venue for the acknowledgment of artistic and technological achievement in original entertainment distributed on the open Internet. IAWTV members include actors, composers, content developers, directors, editors, producers, technology innovators, writers, and other industry professionals all of whom joined the organization based on their passion and dedication to advance the craft of web television. For more information please visit http://iawtv.org.
About BlogWorld & New Media Expo
BlogWorld & New Media Expo is the first and only industry-wide tradeshow, conference and media event dedicated to promoting the dynamic industry of new media. Thousands of attendees representing 50 countries learn about Content Creation, Distribution, Monetization and Social Media Marketing strategies, including step-by-step techniques and leading-edge tools from the most successful and influential Bloggers, Podcasters, Web TV content creators, Social Influencers, New Media Pros and Online Journalists. In the New Media Expo, attendees converge on the only comprehensive new media tradeshow to network, find solutions and make important new media strategy, service and product purchase decisions.
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Consumer-to-Merchant Negotiation Platform Netotiate Offers Inbound Product Feed - Merchants can Upload their Products Directly onto Netotiate.com
Offers a Cost-Per-Acquisition (CPA) Fee Model for a Better Return-On-Investment
NEWTON, Mass., June 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Netotiate (pronounced 'ne-toh-shee-ate', meaning 'negotiate over the net'), a unique consumer-to-merchant negotiation platform, announced today the launch of its Netotiate Inbound Product Feed. The new service allows merchants to list their product inventory on Netotiate.com. Netotiate enables consumers to name their price and make binding offers for products directly to the merchants of their choice.
Unlike a cost-per-click (CPC) fee structure, which is used by most comparison shopping engines (CSEs) and is not cost-effective for many products, with the Netotiate Inbound Product Feed merchants can publish their entire inventories on Netotiate.com on a cost-per-acquisition (CPA) fee structure that is only triggered upon a sale, yielding a better ROI. This more appealing model for merchants enables them to list most (if not all) of their products. At the same time, Netotiate continues to work with one of the leading comparison shopping engines for its extensive product inventory on Netotiate.com.
"Our Inbound Product Feed is a very powerful marketing channel for merchants who want to offer a broad range of products to a quality audience of ready-to-buy consumers," said Keren Zimmerman, Netotiate's co-founder and Chief Revenue Officer. "It's a great new way for businesses that want to offer their inventory for netotiation on a CPA basis, attracting consumers before they buy the product somewhere else, and by thus increasing conversions, revenues and profit margins. Consumers also benefit because they gain access to a much larger volume of products that can be netotiated for lower than advertised prices."
Merchants that publish their inventory on Netotiate.com are also able to get around Minimum Advertised Price (MAP) restrictions, often dictated by the manufacturers. When consumers engage in netotiation it is not considered an advertised price, hence allowing the merchant the flexibility to agree to prices that are lower than the MAP. Merchants may still list the products at the MAP point, but have the ability to offer netotiation in order to spark demand and control their margins via an effective price-discrimination approach.
Netotiate will be demonstrating their entire product offering, including the newly released Inbound Product Feed functionality, at the Internet Retailer Conference and Expo (IRCE) this June 5th - 8th in Chicago at McCormick Place. The company will be located at exhibit booth 159. For additional information on the benefits of becoming a netotiating merchant, email sales[at]netotiate.com.
Patent-pending Netotiate is a unique consumer-to-merchant online negotiation platform that allows consumers to "netotiate" with merchants in order to secure better deals on products. Launched as a beta platform in early 2012, the solution provides multiple benefits to both consumers and merchants. Backed by venture capital, the company is headquartered in Newton, Massachusetts, with R&D offices in Tel-Aviv, Israel. For more information, visit http://www.netotiate.com.
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Lavalife.com Introduces a Smarter Way to Instant Message
Leading online dating site now allows members to temporarily halt incoming IMs
TORONTO, June 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Lavalife.com, the leader in online dating for over a decade, today announces a brand new feature that makes its unique instant messaging functionality smarter and more user-friendly than ever before.
With a simple click of a button, Lavalife.com members now have the option of turning off the instant messaging functionality for 10 minutes, allowing anyone who may be logged in to better manage incoming communication.
It works like this: a member chatting with another member or browsing profiles can temporarily halt incoming IMs from everyone except the person they're IM-ing and those earmarked on their personal Hotlists. Those members wanting to send a message, meanwhile, are spared the frustration of IM-ing a member momentarily too busy to respond.
This brand new feature, free to all Lavalife.com members, puts instant messaging control squarely in the hands of the site user while complementing the host of other unique communication features such as private Email within our proprietary system, "Smiles" to get communication rolling and our "Call Me" request messages.
"We are constantly seeking new ways to enhance the Lavalife.com user experience and this new IM pausing functionality is precisely the kind of innovation our members expect," says Kevin Johnson, Lavalife.com Director of Operations.
"At Lavalife.com, members can customize and control their experiences, making online dating the ultimate choice for busy and discerning singles."
Lavalife.com's new IM on/off button is located on the top-left corner of all screens.
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Software Speeds Compliance with New NIH Conflict of Interest Requirements
HCCS COI-SMART Quick-Start Option Available Now
JERICHO, N.Y., June 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- HCCS (Health Care Compliance Strategies, Inc.), the leading provider of effective healthcare compliance solutions, has released the COI-SMART Quick-Start Option, a version of the HCCS COI-SMART conflict of Interest management system designed to meet upcoming mandatory COI rules from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
The final rule on financial conflicts of interest, effective August 24, 2012, requires research institutions that receive Public Health Service (PHS) funding from the NIH to:
-- Evaluate the Significant Financial Interests of investigators and others
to determine which might constitute Financial Conflicts of
-- Create management plans to mitigate financial conflicts of interest on
the part of research investigators and other staff
-- Respond to public requests for FCOI disclosures within five days and/or
publish disclosure information on a publically available website
-- Train all participants in funded research on institutional policies and
their personal obligations regarding disclosure of FCOI prior to
engaging in PHS funded research
COI-SMART is a scalable, fully integrated online system that provides comprehensive tools for tracking and managing COI disclosures. COI-SMART provides for the development of multi-level branching questionnaires, automated assignment of reviewers, the development of COI management plans, and data mining tools for auditing, tracking and reporting on potential conflicts of interest.
The new Quick-Start Option provides organizations with the tools needed to quickly and effectively meet the deadline for the new NIH requirements. The Quick-Start Option features:
-- Pre-loaded Questionnaire
-- Pre-loaded email announcements and reminders
-- Pre-loaded review actions
-- Quick text and management plan templates
-- Dozens of standard reports
To assist organizations in complying with the training component of the NIH regulations, HCCS has two online training courses available. "Conflicts of Interest and Research Misconduct" provides training for staff involved in research while "Preventing Conflicts of Interest" provides broader training for all staff members.
"The new NIH requirements put facilities at risk for losing their PHS funding," says Ben Diamond, President of HCCS. "HCCS is providing the COI-SMART Quick-Start Option to enable organizations to quickly comply with the regulations and protect their funding. Organizations will still be able to customize COI-SMART and the pre-loaded options will expedite the process."
Health Care Compliance Strategies, Inc. (HCCS) provides up-to-date compliance and competency training and tracking solutions to hospitals, health plans, teaching facilities, medical schools and other healthcare entities. HCCS programs are used at hundreds of healthcare facilities nationwide, with over 1.5 million registered learners. HCCS provides a full library of online compliance and competency training courses. For more information about HCCS products, contact HCCS at (877) 933-4227, by email at email@example.com, or via the web at http://www.hccs.com.
Sakar & KIDZ BOP Partner To Launch New Line Of Youth Electronics
#1 Kids Music Brand Expanding into Electronic Category; Initial Product Launching Fourth Quarter
EDISON, N.J., June 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Sakar Internationalannounced today that it has signed a licensing agreement to develop, market and manufacture a new line of audio/video youth electronics with KIDZ BOP, the #1 music brand for kids ages 5-12 in the U.S. Merchandise will include karaoke machines, headphones, earbuds, speakers and docking stations. Additional product will include DVRs (digital video recorders) and digital cameras tied to the KIDZ BOP music series featuring today's most popular songs, sung by kids for kids. Initial product is expected to hit shelves in the U.S. and Canada during fourth quarter of 2012. Additional product will roll out in 2013.
The agreement is part of an expanded KIDZ BOP licensing program designed to leverage the brand's rapid growth. On July 17, KIDZ BOP will release KIDZ BOP 22, the latest installment of the best-selling audio series. KIDZ BOP will also launch its annual KIDZ Star USA Talent Search, America's biggest national talent competition for kids 15 and under, which is hosted on KIDZBOP.com, the leading safe social network and video sharing site for kids and tweens. Recently, traffic on the site reached an all-time high with more than 1 million uniques.
KIDZ BOP Senior Vice President of Marketing, Sasha Junk, said, "KIDZ BOP is thrilled to work with Sakar as we continue to strategically expand the brand across key product categories. Their experience in youth electronics, particularly in the karaoke space, makes them an ideal partner."
"These new products will build on the success of KIDZ BOP's popular music series by delivering brand extensions that let young music fans sing along with their favorite songs, record their performances on DVR or digital camera, or simply express their brand appreciation on music accessories like headphones and earbuds," said Liza Abrams, Sakar Vice President of Licensing. "This license gives us the opportunity to bring these products to the KIDZ BOP fans for the first time."
About Sakar International
Sakar International Inc. designs and manufactures a wide range of technology, toy, and consumer electronic products. Founded in 1977, the company is the manufacturer of Vivitar camera equipment and accessories, a market leader in youth electronics and rechargeable batteries, and a producer of licensed products for leading consumer brands. Products range from digital cameras and camcorders with related accessories to computer, iPod, GPS and gaming accessories, binoculars, MP3 players, clock radios, gift and toy electronics. The company is privately held and headquartered in Edison, N.J. For more information, visit http://www.sakar.com.
About KIDZ BOP LLC
KIDZ BOP is the #1 music brand for kids ages 5-12 in the U.S., featuring today's most popular songs, sung by kids for kids. KIDZ BOP celebrates the authentic voice of kids across the entire brand--through music, videos, live appearances, licensed merchandise and its popular social networking and content sharing website, KIDZBOP.com. In 2011, the brand celebrated its 10th anniversary. KIDZ BOP CD titles have earned one Platinum® and nine Gold® certifications since their debut in 2001. KIDZ BOP's last release, KIDZ BOP 21 debuted at #2 on the Billboard Top 200 chart. Check out KIDZ BOP's new weekly radio show, KIDZ BOP Block Party!, a new two-hour weekly radio show on Kids Place Live, every Friday at 6PM EST.
KIDZBOP.comis the leading SAFE social network and video sharing site for kids and tweens with one million registered members. The website allows kids to express themselves--as themselves--through unique online applications and proprietary functionality. Kids can star in video-based "Web Shows," challenge each other to "Super Contests," and build "Fan Pages" as part of KIDZBOP.com's fun features. An introduction to social networking, the site also features a profile page for each member where they can chat with each other via a safe text messaging system. KIDZ BOP's expert moderators have screened more than 35,000 hours of video content and nearly half a million photos before they were published to the site. KIDZBOP.com is also home to America's biggest online talent search for kids 15 and under, KIDZ Star USA.
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Sakar International Inc.
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Teradata, Lunexa Partnership Introduces Digital Marketing Attribution Solution for Teradata Aster Analytics Platforms
Marketers can analyze customer path-to-conversion behavior, continuously improve customer experience and grow return on marketing investment
SAN FRANCISCO, June 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The increasing complexity and volume of customer interactions through digital channels has accelerated the need for marketers to fully understand customer online behavior. To address this critical issue, Teradata (NYSE: TDC) and Lunexa, a technology consulting firm dedicated to helping firms harness their data assets, today announced a partnership to introduce a Digital Marketing Attribution solution built on the Teradata AsterMapReduce® Platform.
"The pre-packaged Digital Marketing Attribution solution allows marketers to gain an integrated view of their customers' interactions across all digital marketing channels, including website, social, search and display advertising," said Tasso Argyros, Co-President, Teradata Aster. "With Lunexa's solution, firms can understand the value of each interaction in the customers' path, the impact on conversions, and the impact on satisfaction. Combined with Teradata and Aprimo expertise, this makes it easier for cutting-edge marketers to become power players in a hyperactive and lucrative digital space."
Lunexa's key expertise is in the end-to-end process of architecting, designing, and implementing complex data-driven systems. Lunexa enables tighter integration between website traffic data and an enterprise's own customer and transaction data.
"Lunexa's solution allows marketers to fine-tune their data analysis in order to more accurately evaluate marketing attribution, and thereby tie revenue to marketing efforts," said Mike Anzenberger, vice president of solutions development, Lunexa. "Our partnership with Teradata-Aster ensures our customers will have unmatched analytic information to explore and exploit a new universe of 'big data' sources - and discover multi-channel, multi-touch behavioral insight for better customer engagement."
Lunexa's expertise is applied to integrate key elements of a client's digital marketing, site and product information into a Teradata nCluster production-ready database environment. Lunexa then configures Teradata Aster's SQL-MapReduce® analytic modules to enable marketers to easily analyze customer behavior over time. Marketers and analysts can use these tools to conduct their own data mining in order to explore a customer's path-to-conversion, create a product-level sales funnel, and compare marketing interactions with sales results. They can also use pre-packaged dashboards developed by Lunexa to easily execute iterative 'what-if' analyses against the database in order to identify ways to continuously improve the customer experience and improve return on marketing investment.
Recent market research by Forrester found that as online marketing budgets grow, the need for tools to understand the complex interplay and attribution of mobile, social media, online ads, search and web visits is a high priority for most marketers.(1)
The presence and future of digital marketing across many dimensions from technology to consumer and business experience will be the focus of a conference, with Lunexa and Teradata-Aster representatives sharing insights.
Experts from Lunexa and Teradata will speak during the first Digital Marketing Analytics Roundtable with University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business on Thursday, June 21, 2012. Academic and industry thought leaders will join digital marketing companies to share experiences in a roundtable session.
Participants include: Stephanie McReynolds (Teradata Aster), Stephanie Miller (Aprimo), Mike Anzenberger (Lunexa), Activation Investors, Adobe, International Speedway Corporation, American Red Cross, Barnes & Noble, Nationwide Insurance, Razorfish, Thinkvine, LivingSocial, and in4mation Insights.
The thought leadership session will be led by William Rand and Roland Rust, Marketing Professors and Directors of the Robert H. Smith School Center for Complexity. The event will be in the Smith Suite of the Ronald Reagan Building, Washington, D.C.
Relevant News Links
-- Paper: Using Multi-Touch Attribution for Deeper Insight into the
-- Digital marketing optimization solutions from Teradata-Aster and Aprimo
help data-driven marketers better understand, serve customers
-- Teradata Aster Digital Marketing Optimization details on Lunexa for
-- Announcement: Teradata Aster MapReduce Platform, Aster Database 5.0, and
an Aster MapReduce Appliance bring ease of use to big data analytics
-- Video: The Power of Three: synergy of Aster, Teradata, Aprimo
-- Video: Get Started in Big Analytics: Teradata Tells How
-- Database Trends webcast with Barnes & Noble on Big Data Analytics
-- Webcast with Aster customer Razorfish and Forrester Research: "Why
Integrating Digital Marketing Must be One of Your New Years Resolutions"
- More on Razorfish
-- LUNEXA clients span retail, digital entertainment, financial services
(1) Finding Deeper Insight into the Customer Journey, March 14, 2012 · Colleen Quinn's Blog
Lunexa provides consulting services and solutions focused on business intelligence, data warehousing, data integration and big data. Lunexa's full range of services, from strategy through execution, enables companies to maximize value from their data assets. From source system integration, to analytics and dashboards, Lunexa consultants offer unique end-to-end expertise on all aspects of data warehousing and business intelligence. To learn more, visit Lunexa online.
About Teradata Aster
The Teradata Aster MapReduce Platform is the market-leading big data analytics solution. This analytic platform embeds MapReduce analytic processing for deeper insights on new data sources and multi-structured data types to deliver analytic capabilities with breakthrough performance and scalability. Teradata's solution utilizes Aster's patented SQL-MapReduce® to parallelize the processing of data and applications and deliver rich analytic insights at scale. Companies including Barnes & Noble, Intuit, LinkedIn, and Gilt Groupe use Teradata Aster to deliver applications such as digital marketing optimization, social network and relationship analysis, and data science. Visit http://www.asterdata.com for more information.
Teradata Corporation (NYSE: TDC) is the world's leading analytic data solutions company, focused on integrated data warehousing, big data analytics, and business applications. Teradata's innovative products and services deliver data integration and business insight to empower organizations to make the best decisions possible for competitive advantage. Visit teradata.com for details.
Teradata is a trademark or registered trademark of Teradata Corporation in the United States and other countries.
RSA Archer eGRC Platform Provides Customers 572% Risk-Adjusted ROI, According to Leading Analyst Firm
Customers Credit RSA Archer Platform for Lower Risk Exposure, Process Automation, Increased Productivity and Consolidation of Unnecessary Management Software and Systems
CHIGAGO, June 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- ARCHER SUMMIT --
-- An April 2012 study by Forrester Consulting finds that current RSA(®)
Archer((TM)) customers achieved a risk-adjusted Return-on-Investment
(ROI) of 572% based on quantified key benefits.
-- Customer participants in the study identified numerous benefits through
their RSA Archer platform implementations including lower risk exposure,
process automation, increased productivity and consolidation of
unnecessary management software and systems.
-- The findings were announced at the 2012 RSA Archer GRC Summit, a
gathering of 600 GRC professionals in Chicago.
RSA, The Security Division of EMC (NYSE: EMC) today announced the results of a recent report from Forrester Consulting outlining the total economic impact (TEI) and potential return on investment (ROI) that enterprises may realize by deploying the RSA Archer Platform for enterprise Governance Risk and Compliance (eGRC). The findings were announced at the 2012 RSA Archer GRC Summit in Chicago, and detail the results of an April 2012 survey of current RSA Archer customers who provided insights and opinions on how their organizations achieved a composite organization 3-year risk-adjusted ROI of 572% based on quantified key benefits.
Through interviews with RSA Archer customers, Forrester analysts identified key benefits of investing in the Archer Platform including:
-- The ability to reassign a firm's information risk management staff to
conduct analysis instead of task-based work
-- More effective IT security expenditures with better understanding and
allocation of needed protection
-- Increased productivity (reducing their compliance process burden) for
non-risk management staff engaged in some GRC activities
-- Lower risk exposure and incident occurrence
-- Retiring obsolete third-party software
"It's satisfying to hear customers attesting to the kind of positive transformation and ROI experienced through their implementation of the RSA Archer eGRC platform," said Amit Yoran, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Security Management and Compliance at RSA. "In addition to the investments we've made to improve the usability and functionality of the Archer platform, it's the Archer customer community - their collective ideas, feedback and our continuous communication with them that makes this success possible."
The interviews conducted for this study involved representatives from global companies in the energy, financial services, electronics manufacturing and entertainment sectors. These interviews uncovered a number of valuable insights, including:
-- "The RSA Archer platform gives us a common language," noted an
interviewee. "Audit can talk about the same high-risk item as
compliance, and they now use the same vocabulary, which all started in
-- "If we developed in another platform other than RSA Archer, we would
double or triple what we are paying for RSA Archer," according to
another study participant.
-- Another customer participant said: "With the first iteration of our
adoption of [RSA] Archer, we moved into what I consider to be the start
of the Industrial Era where we built a machine that allowed us to wield
these (risk) assessments on a far broader scale, with a larger degree of
automation, and we improved our efficiency."
-- "Our intent is to do more analysis of the investments we make, and make
the right investments," said another RSA Archer customer in the report.
"[RSA]Archer increases chances of matching the value of an investment
versus the cost. We can't correlate the risks using Excel. We need to
use a mature, consistent process... that's the biggest value of GRC and
RSA Archer is the tool to make that possible."
The RSA Archer platform is designed to enable an efficient, collaborative eGRC program across IT, finance, operations, and legal domains. The RSA Archer platform is engineered to help enterprises easily manage risks, demonstrate compliance, and automate business processes, and gain visibility into corporate risk and security controls.
Amit Yoran adds: "Visibility into risk and assured compliance are fundamental business requirements that can truly affect a company's bottom line. Many of our customers have found that by implementing the RSA Archer platform as a key component in managing their eGRC programs, compliance is no longer a 'tax' on the business, but instead can be leveraged as a tool to improve business performance."
-- Download a copy of the Forrester Total Economic Impact of RSA Archer IT
GRC, April 2012
-- Get more information on the RSA Archer eGRC platform
-- Learn more about Trusted IT from EMC
-- Connect with RSA via Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn and the RSA
Speaking of Security Blog and Podcast.
RSA, The Security Division of EMC, is the premier provider of security, risk and compliance management solutions for business acceleration. RSA helps the world's leading organizations solve their most complex and sensitive security challenges. These challenges include managing organizational risk, safeguarding mobile access and collaboration, proving compliance and securing virtual and cloud environments.
Combining business-critical controls in identity assurance, encryption & key management, SIEM, Data Loss Prevention, Continuous Network Monitoring, and Fraud Protection with industry leading eGRC capabilities and robust consulting services, RSA brings visibility and trust to millions of user identities, the transactions that they perform and the data that is generated. For more information, please visit http://www.EMC.com/RSA.
EMC, Archer and RSA are either registered trademarks or trademarks of EMC Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. All other products and/or services are trademarks of their respective owners.
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CONTACT: Kevin Kempskie, RSA, the Security Division of EMC, +1-617-413-4333, firstname.lastname@example.org
Sofie Biosciences Launches ELIXYS, A New Generation of Automated Radiochemistry for Producing PET Imaging Probes
CULVER CITY, Calif., June 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Sofie Biosciences, Inc., a molecular imaging company offering a comprehensive range of products from pre-clinical imaging systems to new diagnostic imaging agents ("probes"), introduces ELIXYS, the newest addition to their product pipeline. Formally debuting at this week's 2012 Society for Nuclear Medicine Annual Meeting, ELIXYS is an automated radiochemistry platform for the production of a diversity of PET probes, including [18F]FAC and analogs, Sofie's proprietary class of imaging probes.
Positron Emission Tomography (PET) is a medical imaging modality that utilizes radiolabeled molecules ("probes") to target and measure biological and pharmacological processes. Basic scientists can use the same probes to visualize and characterize the biology of disease, monitor its progression, and evaluate therapeutic efficacy in cells and mice as clinicians do in patients. Over 1,600 PET probes have been developed, but only a few are routinely used. This is largely due to the complexity of synthesis, which inhibits the probe discovery and development processes in research and clinical trials. The solution to this problem requires technology innovation in radiosynthesizers, as well as breakthroughs in synthesis methods to provide rapid, site-directed labeling with high yields on a single platform capable of synthesizing a diversity of PET probes. This is also a requirement for the transition from R&D to a standardized protocol for routine production in commercial PET radiopharmacies.
ELIXYS is a novel approach to radiosynthesis. Its multi-reactor system features disposable cassettes for simplicity of operation, high-temperature and high-pressure capabilities, on-demand reagent delivery, radiation sensors and reactor vial cameras to monitor synthesis processes, between-reactor purification, an automated HPLC injection valve, and intuitive, unit operation-based software for use on tablets and smartphones, such as the iPad and iPhone. With very little effort, ELIXYS enables the end user to quickly transition between different syntheses by simply changing cassettes, reagents, and selecting software protocols.
"Fundamentally, ELIXYS is a different way to approach radiochemistry," said Patrick Phelps, Sofie's President and CEO. "ELIXYS was born out of our own need to develop and synthesize diverse classes of probes. Sofie, with our collaborators at UCLA and Caltech, are excited to share this novel technology platform with a large community of scientists and clinicians interested in expanding the diversity of PET probes to answer a vast array of biological questions."
About Sofie Biosciences
Sofie is combining the discovery and development of new PET imaging probes with the invention of innovative imaging systems to provide researchers and physicians with tools to better investigate the biology of disease. By empowering a wide array of people with valuable, translational imaging systems and probes, Sofie is making PET imaging more accessible and increasing the diversity of its applications.
For additional information on Sofie's portfolio of technologies, contact Dr. Jennifer Cho at 424.223.6948 or email@example.com.
Kobo Writing Life Delivers Best-in-Class Open, Collaborative Self-Publishing Portal
Easy-to-use, data driven portal provides authors with reader insights
never before seen in self-publishing
NEW YORK CITY, NY (Book Expo America), June 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - Kobo Inc., a global leader in eReading, today introduced its self-publishing
portal Kobo Writing Life for independent authors and publishers.
Designed to help writers become the best authors and publishers
possible, Kobo Writing Life offers key reader insights and marketing
tools to engage with fans on a global scale.
Another step in the company's focus and support of open standards, Kobo
Writing Life uses industry standard ePub files giving readers more
flexibility to choose on what computer, smartphone or eReading device
they want to read the self-published titles. At no cost to the author,
Kobo Writing Life titles are published easily using a revolutionary
self-service portal in minutes. The platform is designed to put the
power of all aspects of publishing - from price setting to advertising
to marketing - in the hands of the writers helping them to maximize
"When we started working on Kobo Writing Life, the first thing we did
was ask authors what they felt was most important in a self-publishing
platform," said Michael Tamblyn, EVP Content & Merchandising, Kobo.
"They were incredibly clear: openness, control, great royalties,
incredible reporting and global reach. It should be powerful but
drop-dead simple. And there should be people running it who care about
writers -- not like dropping your treasured manuscript into a machine.
We can't wait to see what authors will do with this."
Unlike competitive self-publishing tools, Kobo allows authors to set
their book price to "FREE" at any time without restrictive exclusive
agreements, in addition Kobo pays 10% higher royalties on sales in many
growing international markets and allows authors much more freedom on
pricing. The company's focus on Social Reading will also give authors
the opportunity to connect with readers through its Kobo Author Notes program enabling writers to provide commentary within the book for
readers to enjoy as well as through Kobo's free apps, integrated with
"Kobo has designed an intuitive dashboard that is easy to use and loaded
with features important to me as an author," said Bella Andre,
best-selling author of the Sullivan series. "The ability to see the
performance of my books across different markets helps me to understand
how my advertising and promotions are influencing sales so that I can
engage with more readers around the world."
"Self-publishing is an important way for even established authors to
strengthen a personal relationship with fans by offering them new or
backlist titles that might not be suitable for large-scale print
publishing," said Kevin J. Anderson, New York Times bestselling author.
"The technology behind platforms like Kobo Writing Life is offering
ways for writers to reach specific audiences easily. Some books are
suitable for release by a major publisher, while others are better
suited to a targeted approach."
Kobo Writing Life, currently being tested by 50 authors in its beta
program, will be available in English at the end of June for the more
than 1,600 authors already signed up. Additional languages and
country-specific support will be added in the coming year. To sign up
for Kobo Writing Life, please visit http://www.kobo.com/writinglife and check out the tutorial videos and FAQ.
About Kobo Inc.
Kobo Inc. is one of the world's fastest-growing eReading services
offering millions of eBooks, magazines and newspapers- and counting.
Believing that consumers should have the freedom to read any book on
any device, Kobo has built an open-standards platform to provide
consumers with a choice when reading. Inspired by a "Read Freely"
philosophy and a passion for innovation, Kobo has expanded to nearly
200 countries, where millions of consumers have access to localized
eBook catalogues and award-winning eReaders, like the Kobo Touch. With
top-ranked eReading applications for Apple, BlackBerry, Android, and
Windows products, Kobo allows consumers to make eReading social through
Facebook Timeline and Reading Life, an industry-first social experience
that lets users to earn awards for time spent reading and encouraging
others to join in. Headquartered in Toronto and owned by Tokyo-based
Rakuten, Kobo eReaders can be found in major retail chains across the
For more information, visit www.kobo.com.
SOURCE Kobo Inc.
CONTACT: Rene Samulewitsch - 416-644-2287
High Road Communications, on behalf of Kobo Inc.,
Ricoh selects Shoreview Distribution as first distributor of its new line of AV products
Shoreview has nationwide presence and thriving community of Pro A/V dealers, systems integrators, contractors and consultants
WEST CALDWELL, N.J., June 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Ricoh Americas Corporation today announced the selection of Shoreview Distribution as the first nationwide A/V distributor of Ricoh's emerging line of business-class audiovisual products.
Ricoh recently leveraged its imaging technology and manufacturing experience to enter the audiovisual market with a new line of business-class, ultra short throw and high-end DLP and LCD projectors. Other related audiovisual products, such as the P3000 portable videoconferencing system and the Ultra Short Throw projector, bundles with eBeam for business and schools, and Digital Signage packages are coming next.
Shoreview Distribution, based in Foxboro, Mass., with over 25 years in the A/V business, is a nationwide business-to-business audiovisual equipment distributor handling 36 product lines with a team of 30 sales and marketing professionals. The Shoreview team has extensive experience in every aspect of audio and video production and provides its dealers with hands-on product training, event support and marketing programs. Shoreview's password protected website makes it easy for dealers to check inventory, place orders and track shipments at http://www.shoreviewdistribution.com.
"We are excited about adding the Ricoh brand to our lineup of AV manufacturers. Some of their innovative new technologies like the Ultra Short Throw projectors and Portable Video Conferencing system will be important new products for our AV customers," said Luke Furr, President, Shoreview Distribution. "We are looking forward to working with Ricoh to bring some of their exciting new products and system solutions into the AV market."
"We chose Shoreview with our customers firmly in mind," said Yuki Uchida, Vice President, New Business Development, Ricoh Americas Corporation. "Shoreview is an experienced distributor that carries many important audio and video lines. They have an experienced and dedicated sales force that covers the United States and an extensive community of dealers, systems integrators, contractors and consultants. They have demonstrated insight into the many technological advantages our products offer so that our customers can take advantage of them in their businesses."
Ricoh is a global technology company specializing in office imaging equipment, production print solutions, document management systems and IT services. Headquartered in Tokyo, Ricoh Group operates in more than 200 countries and regions. In the financial year ending March 2012, Ricoh Group had worldwide sales of 1,903 billion yen (approx. 23 billion USD).
The majority of the company's revenue comes from products, solutions and services that improve the interaction between people and information. Ricoh also produces award-winning digital cameras and specialized industrial products. It is known for the quality of its technology, the exceptional standard of its customer service and sustainability initiatives.
Under its corporate tagline, imagine. change. Ricoh helps companies transform the way they work and harness the collective imagination of their employees.
Zao Technology Revolutionizes Employee Referral Programs by Changing the Question: It's Not Just Who You Know; It's Who Your Trusted Friends Know
Platform Increases Employee Participation Rates and Leverages Innovations in Social Media and Online Payments, Supercharging Traditional Employee Referral Programs
ORANGE COUNTY, Calif., June 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Hiring employees through referrals has long been the quickest, most efficient way to bring high quality staff on board, but until now, company referral rewards programs have been limited to employees. That means an entire network of trusted former employees and people who work for business partners and vendors were left out. These people are extremely well positioned to understand the company and its business needs. They know a lot of great candidates who aren't actively seeking new positions, many of whom may appear in their social media contacts. Expanding referral rewards programs to these people and leveraging the power of social media is the idea behind Zao, a unique technology platform that automates the referral process, integrates social networks and manages rewards.
The idea for Zao came when founder and CEO Ziv Eliraz was tasked at his previous company with opening a US office for an expanding international technology company. He needed to quickly build a US staff, but traditional job boards and recruiters weren't bringing in the right people quickly enough. Eliraz found himself bogged down interviewing candidates who didn't have the skills he needed. He then tapped into his business network to find qualified candidates, and the turnaround was instantaneous.
"The people I'd worked with at other companies immediately understood what I was looking for in a candidate because they knew the industry," Eliraz recalls. "Instead of interviewing 10 people to fill a single position, I got a steady stream of qualified candidates and was able to quickly build the workforce I needed." Eliraz added: "I used the same principles in building the team at Zao. I didn't know any of Zao's current team members before I founded the company. But people who I trust did - and that's what helped me hire such a great team so quickly."
Spotting an opportunity in the market, Eliraz and his team set out to design a platform that would allow HR professionals and hiring managers to make great hires quickly by expanding referral searches beyond their current workforce, leveraging the social networks of employees, former employees, vendors and others to supercharge the referral process. The result is Zao, an easy-to-use, automated platform that uses unique matching algorithms to search business and personal social networks and zero in on profiles containing the right talent.
Zao also delivers powerful tools to help companies manage complex referral bonus programs, providing a way for businesses to motivate employees and other referral sources to distribute job openings across their social networks with company-defined cash rewards that Zao manages.
The platform is completely free to use: Zao only profits when companies decide to provide a referral bonus and then make a successful hire that is referred through Zao. There are no monthly fees and no per-user or per-job fees. Premium features are available to all, not just big businesses.
Zao puts hirers in the driver's seat, providing complete control over the job forwarding process, including the ability to forward job openings only to specific people, limit the degrees of separation in connections and set the number of candidates individuals can recommend. Zao's free built-in applicant tracking system allows hirers to view and rate candidates, see social connections and evaluate referrals prior to making interview decisions.
The platform automatically integrates Facebook and LinkedIn contacts for referrers, using a sophisticated algorithm to recommend potential candidates within the referrers' social networks, enabling referrers to make a recommendation with a single click.
"When employers ask employees to make a referral, in essence, they're asking them, 'Who do you know who might be a good fit for the job?' That immediately lowers employee participation to just those employees who have someone specific in mind," Eliraz observes. "Zao expands that request, adding a new question: 'Who do your friends know?' Changing the question changes the mindset, which enables 100% employee participation. Our tools automate the search and analyze the data in a very targeted way. Using Zao helps companies truly revolutionize their referral and incentive programs."
Zao also eliminates the headaches associated with referral rewards administration, taking on payment distribution for internal and external referrers. Companies can set their own reward levels, including different rewards for different jobs. The referral rewards administration function is scalable and easy to use: Even customers who make 100 hires a month need only send one lump-sum payment to cover all associated incentives.
HR professionals and hiring managers looking for great hires can save time, money and hassles with a well-designed referral management strategy that broadens the pool of applicants, targets qualified candidates and makes managing incentive rewards a snap. Zao delivers something new in recruiting - a way to hire well, fast. Find out more at http://www.zao.com.
Zao helps companies hire well and fast by providing a platform that enables employers to create a job opening, set a reward amount and forward the posting to their entire network or specific individuals and track referrals and applicants on an intuitive dashboard. Zao allows potential referrers to automatically search their social networks for qualified candidates and make a referral with just one click. Zao makes it easy to reward internal and external contacts who assist companies in making successful hires. Learn more about Zao by visiting http://www.zao.com.
Norman Announces New Security-as-a-Service Solution
Easy-to-Use, Cloud-Based Secure Email, Web Surfing and Backup
FAIRFAX, Va., June 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Norman ASA, a leading network security company, announced today that Norman Online Protection (NOP), a high performance Security-as-a-Service solution for fast and easy-to-use cloud-based secure email, secure web surfing and secure online backup, is now available.
Norman's cloud-based services deliver the highest level of security protection for email communication and web surfing to stop malware and other threats before they reach an organization's information systems. Norman Online Protection is placed outside an organization's network and can be rapidly and cost effectively set up, requiring no hardware or software installation.
Norman's Online Protection consists of three services, Norman SecureTide, Norman SecureSurf and Norman Online Backup.
Norman SecureTide is a fully managed, cloud-based email protection service for all business sizes which eliminates 99% of unwanted email before it reaches a user's network. This is a powerful and flexible service that enables organizations of any size to manage email communications with the most advanced protection available. This cost-effective system is continually updated 2,000-4,000 times a day to ensure the highest level of available protection.
Norman SecureSurf is a security service for all business sizes which protects an organization's network from web-based malware attacks and shields users from unwanted offensive content. With SecureSurf, sites known to have malicious content are blocked automatically. Additionally, the service allows IT organizations to set user policies to determine appropriate web surfing behavior and improve productivity. Unlike other web filtering services that inhibit web surfing performance by routing traffic through a proxy server, SecureSurf's DNS lookup engine immediately determines the safety and appropriateness of a site based on threat detection technology and preset policies.
Norman Online Backup is a service for small businesses, home offices and consumers. Norman Online Backup delivers industry-leading safe and affordable storage with flexible access from PC and Mac and mobile platforms including Android and Apple iOS devices.
Research indicates that more than one-in-five users never backup, even though the value of the data on a computer - irreplaceable files and personal data - exceeds the value of the PC platform itself. Secure online backup solutions are increasingly preferred because hardware backup appliances are vulnerable to breakdown and failure.
Founded in Norway in 1984, Norman ASA is a global leader and pioneer in proactive content security solutions and forensics malware tools. Norman's proactive antimalware solutions, including malware analysis tools, network security and endpoint protection, are powered by patented Norman SandBox® technology and used by security solutions providers around the world.
Norman's unified core antimalware protection for clients, servers and network security are delivered as products and services designed to protect business communications and resources, including corporate and government networks and applications, remote employees, branch offices and extranets. Norman's solutions are available through Norman subsidiaries and a network of global partners. For more information, visit http://www.norman.com.
New Series of Innovative Screen Protectors for iPhone Fuses Style and Durability
ALPHARETTA, Ga., June 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Cellairis, the world's largest franchised wireless accessory company, today announces the launch of Shell Shock: G-Class - a new series of highly durable screen protectors for iPhone 4/4s and iPod Touch 4. Sleek and sturdy, Shell Shock: G-Class is made from impact resistant tempered glass to withstand significantly more pressure than regular screen protectors, while still allowing full touch screen capabilities.
Shell Shock: G-Class is available in both front and back protectors, featuring a transparent screen that repels scratches and protects against shattering caused by everyday use. The super-slim design creates a sleek and stylish look, while still providing maximum protection. Able to use with or without a protective iPhone case, Shell Shock: G-Class' self-adhesive feature allows for a simple, one-step application; free of fingerprints or bubbles.
"Cellairis offers a range of high quality, fashionable and protective iPhone cases," says Joseph Brown, President of Cellairis. "We are very excited about the launch of Shell Shock: G-Class to bring our customer another affordable solution to make the most of their mobile devices. This product provides innovation in design and application that we know will become a must-have for iPhone users."
Shell Shock: G-Class retails at $39.99 for the front protector and $49.99 for both the front and back protector. Both styles are offered in nine vibrant colors: blue, purple, green, red, hot pink, light pink, black, grey and white. The line is available now online at http://www.cellairis.com and will be available for purchase at Cellairis stores worldwide on June 8.
Offering a broad range of wireless accessories, Cellairis Franchise, Inc., based in Alpharetta, GA., recognizes the importance of image. Cellairis provides innovative and fashion-forward accessories; standing out from all the rest. Locations worldwide offer a vast selection of accessories, as well as providing specialty services, like phone repair, at mall-based kiosks and inline stores throughout North American and Europe.
Operating a unique franchise model, Cellairis delivers exceptional, personalized service online and at their convenient cutting-edge store locations. Recently ranked #7 on Atlanta Business Chronicle's "Top Atlanta-based Franchises List," Cellairis projects opening its 1,000 franchise unit by year-end.
Wedge Networks Secures Mobility for Service Providers
Comprehensive Network-Based Mobile Security Platform for Cloud Providers, Carriers, ISPs and Operators
DALLAS, June 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- TIA Booth: #906 -- Wedge Networks, an innovator providing remediation-based Deep Content Inspection for high-performance, network-based web, e-mail and data security, today announced the availability of its Mobile Security Module for service provider and operator networks. The Mobile Security Module features the most comprehensive mobile threat intelligence, with rapid deployment and zero device footprint, allowing service providers to protect their network, enterprise customers and subscribers from mobile malware and malicious threats.
The mobile threat landscape is rapidly expanding to include mobile malware, messaging threats, information theft and malicious apps, leaving service providers open to additional vulnerabilities and their users with compromised devices. Using URL filtering and device security applications to combat these threats has proven to be inefficient, hard to manage and adverse to the device performance it is designed to protect.
-- Most comprehensive mobile security solution: World-class threat
intelligence partners, cloud sourcing and research labs provide the most
up-to-date and dynamic threat protection.
-- Multi-threat/multi-protocol security platform: Patented
cross-session/cross-protocol support enables protection, identification
and intelligence on blended threats that affect mobile devices,
including everything from outbound data leaks to threats hidden in
messages, social networking web pages, mobile apps and rich content.
-- Build a trusted relationship between the operator and subscriber by
stopping threats at the network: Utilize WedgeOS Deep Content Inspection
(DCI) technology to conduct real-time full content/context analysis,
detecting and blocking threats at the network before they reach
vulnerable end-user mobile devices.
-- Increase revenue streams from enterprise accounts:
Security-as-a-service and new programs are offered to subscribers. From
subscriber security value-added services to supporting enterprises with
Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policies, service providers now have a
viable new revenue stream.
-- Reduced operational costs: The Mobile Security Module helps control
compromised devices, reducing support calls, encouraging self-management
and eliminating illegitimate traffic on the network.
-- Rapid deployment into existing networks: WedgeOS's industry-leading
performance, combined with its unique inline, L2 transparent network
stack allows service providers and operators to rapidly enable mobile
security without reengineering their existing network and without
loading anything onto the mobile devices.
-- Hongwen Zhang, President and CEO, Wedge Networks, said:
"Ensuring the security of mobile devices while continuing to deliver an uncompromised level of service is paramount for mobile operators and service providers to maintain customer trust. At Wedge, we have worked closely with partners and customers to develop and validate this innovative mobile security solution to effectively protect mobile devices at the network transport layer. This solution not only allows operators to provide comprehensive security, but also enables new revenue and customer acquisition opportunities while avoiding the high costs of provisioning and managing security software on mobile devices."
-- Martha Vazquez, Global Network Industry security analyst, Frost &
"Today's evolving workforce needs an alternative and high-level pathway to secure sensitive data on mobile devices. At Frost & Sullivan, we have seen an increase in enterprise and government organizations with BYOD policies looking for network security as a key feature when selecting their service providers."
About Wedge Networks
Wedge Networks is an innovator providing remediation-based Deep Content Inspection for high-performance, network-based Web security. It provides a scalable, real-time solution that understands the intent of Data-in-Motion, enabling the detection and remediation of both known and novel threats without impacting network performance. Its BeSecure appliances are easily integrated into existing environments. Wedge Networks provides its global customers, partners and distributors a dramatically safer and innovative way to do business. For more information, visit http://www.wedgenetworks.com.
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CONTACT: Kim Dearborn of Nadel Phelan, Inc., +1-831-440-2407, Kim.firstname.lastname@example.org, for Wedge Networks
NQ Mobile Launches NQ Enterprise Shield to Protect Businesses and Bring-Your-Own-Devices (BYOD) from Mobile Threats
New Android Application brings NQ Mobile's award-winning security protection to Businesses, Value Added Resellers, and Corporate Distributors around the world
BEIJING and DALLAS, June 5, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- NQ Mobile (NYSE: NQ), a leading global provider of mobile Internet services focusing on security, privacy and productivity, today announced the official global launch of NQ Enterprise Shield, a complete mobile security solution for enterprise customers. Designed to meet the mobile security needs of the business community, NQ Enterprise Shield enables businesses to protect their employee smartphones and mobile devices from malware, hackers, eavesdroppers, and other mobile threats.
As employees and knowledge workers increasingly use bring-your-own-device (BYOD) smartphones and mobile equipment for both business and personal use, keeping corporate owned information and sensitive employee data protected has become a significant concern for businesses and employees. NQ Enterprise Shield provides enterprise customers and their employees with the privacy and security features they need to protect their businesses by securing sensitive device data from mobile threats and unsecure mobile environments.
NQ Mobile Enterprise Shield utilizes NQ Mobile's proprietary, cloud-based security solution, which has been recognized by third-party testing facilities around the world as the most effective solution for detecting and combating mobile security threats. With over 172 million user accounts in over 150 countries, NQ Mobile is the only mobile security provider to approach security and privacy holistically; developing consumer and enterprise security solutions that provide complete protection for smartphones and mobile devices.
"With the launch of NQ Enterprise Shield, NQ Mobile is bringing our leading mobile security technology and innovations to meet the mobile security demands of enterprise customers and their employees globally," said Gavin Kim, Chief Product Officer, NQ Mobile. "We have been listening intently to our customers and our channel partners and recognize how critical NQ Enterprise Shield is to serving the needs of the enterprise market. Through addressing the needs of distribution partners and BYOD employees, NQ Mobile is providing real world solutions for the next generation mobile economy."
NQ Enterprise Shield is available to enterprise customers through a corporate licensing solution. Employees can download NQ Enterprise Shield directly from Google Play, or the application can be installed through an enterprise managed Mobile Device Management (MDM) platform that supports third-party application installation. Activation is provided through a license code provided by an IT administrator.
In addition to offering enterprise security solutions, NQ Mobile offers several award winning consumer security and privacy solutions, including NQ Mobile Security and NQ Mobile Vault.
NQ Enterprise Shield Features:
-- Fights malware, including spyware, phishing, viruses, Trojans and more.
You're protected from the latest threats with our virus updates.
-- Scans every app you download in real-time, and uninstalls malicious apps
to protect against hacking and phishing.
-- Shows your smartphone's security status and delivers anti-virus alerts
with the click of a button.
-- Password-protects your confidential messages and call logs. Once a
contact is added to your private folder, all messages and call logs to
and from that number will be automatically hidden and protected.
-- Hides your private contacts and messages folder from your home screen.
-- Monitors apps that access your private data.
-- Allows you to safely browse the Internet without worrying about
phishing, fraudulent sites or malware.
-- Protects your personal and financial data with anti-hacking and
-- Remotely alarms and locates your phone when you report it missing from a
-- Allows you to remotely lock or delete information from a lost or stolen
phone. Your data remains safe, even if your device is gone for good.
Backup and Restore
-- Safely and seamlessly stores your contacts so you can remotely access
them, anytime, anywhere.
Device Management and System Optimization
-- Provides control over running apps and power consumption.
-- Provides real-time updates on data usage.
-- Monitors data traffic consumed by your apps.
-- Tells you when you've reached your maximum data usage. You'll never have
to worry about exceeding your plan's limits.
-- Closes apps that run in the background without your knowledge, ensuring
your smartphone runs at top speed.
About NQ Mobile
NQ Mobile Inc. (NYSE: NQ) is a leading global provider of mobile Internet services focusing on security, privacy and productivity. The company was one of the first to recognize the growing security threats targeting smartphone users and is now a leading provider of Freemium subscription services with approximately 172 million registered user accounts in over 150 countries. NQ Mobile's proprietary, cloud-based security solution has been recognized by third-party testing facilities around the world as the most effective solution for detecting and combating mobile threats. NQ Mobile was bestowed the 2011 Technology Pioneer Award by the World Economic Forum for its technology leadership and innovation in mobile security. To facilitate global expansion, NQ Mobile headquarters are co-located in Beijing, China and Dallas, TX, USA. For more information on NQ Mobile, please visit http://www.nq.com.
SYRACUSE, N.Y., June 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Datacom Systems announced today that it is enhancing its service offerings for customers and partners. These new options will provide greater coverage for customers to contact Datacoms service and support teams, and to receive product from their factory via several different shipping methods.
"Our new support options provide our customers and partners choices for the type of response they would like from our technical service team. As we expand our business, we also felt it was important for customers to have alternatives when they need to have a product replaced." says Tim Crofton, vice president for business development and product management at Datacom. Datacom products include a return to factory warranty with the existing purchase price. Customers can elect to purchase support contracts to provide major software updates and faster product advance replacement, in the rare event an issue is found. "In the last twenty years, Datacom has built a reputation for reliability and our low product return rate proves it. We recognize that customers want the opportunity to have guaranteed product replacement timeframes, so have added next business day and third business day shipment options," says Crofton. Customers can also purchase multi-year support contracts to gain additional discounts.
About Datacom Systems
Datacom Systems is a leading manufacturer of network access solutions. Since the company's founding in 1992, Datacom Systems has built a reputation for quality engineering and unmatched customer service. Datacom Systems equipment covers millions of network segments worldwide and saves its customers millions of dollars in IT expenses each year. The privately-held company is headquartered in Syracuse, New York. Visit http://www.datacomsystems.com.
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Kozio Introduces a Verification and Test OS (VTOS) for the OMAP(TM) 5 Platform from Texas Instruments
LONGMONT, Colo., June 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Kozio, Inc. (http://www.kozio.com), the leading provider of software solutions for embedded hardware design verification and production test, today announced the expansion of its Verification and Test OS (VTOS(TM)) to support the new OMAP(TM) 5 platform from Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI). The OMAP 5 platform is a smart, multicore applications processor with integrated wireless connectivity, power management, battery management and audio management solutions for next-generation Smartphones, Tablets and other mobile devices. Kozio's VTOS platform is ready to be used for new OMAP 5 platform-based board bring-up efforts, design verification and also transitions seamlessly into production test. This is the third generation of VTOS for the OMAP processor architecture, so when the prototype arrives, customers can be confident that their OMAP-based design will be verified for correctness and manufacturability in a matter of days, not weeks. With Kozio's VTOS, a functional test library is provided that can test the design in minutes and at full speed.
"Next-generation mobile device consumers demand high-performance and reliability, and the companies developing these products must stay ahead of the competitive curve with differentiated products," said Robert Tolbert, director of OMAP platform marketing, TI. "Leveraging the partnership between TI and Kozio, our customers can quickly verify new hardware designs with confidence and deliver high-quality products faster with reduced risk and cost."
"TI offers a rich set of processors that are highly differentiated with a broad range of capabilities. Kozio's VTOS suite for the OMAP 5 processor provides a platform to quickly and confidently verify an OMAP 5 processor-based design for correctness and manufacturability," said Bob Potock, Vice President of Marketing, Kozio, Inc. "Hardware engineers can now confidently hand-off OMAP 5 processor prototype hardware to the software development team for application development and release their designs to manufacturing."
The Kozio technology combines a special purpose OS with a comprehensive peripheral and processor test library. The Verification and Test OS (VTOS(TM)) provides a powerful verification platform for test execution, file transfer and debug. VTOS is designed specifically for the purpose of embedded design verification to ensure design correctness, performance and reliability. VTOS is configured on a per hardware design basis to optimize for efficiency and speed. VTOS accelerates the verification process with an interactive command interpreter and powerful test library. VTOS can also be utilized in production test and field diagnostics making the technology transferable within your organization.
Evaluate VTOS on OMAP 5's Evaluation Module
Kozio has made available a 30-day free trial of its VTOS Suite for the OMAP 5 Development Platform. This free trial is available now, and can be downloaded directly from the Kozio website http://www.kozio.com/evaluate-vtos
Kozio's VTOS Suite for OMAP 5 platform is available immediately. For more information, go to http://www.kozio.com/VTOS
About Kozio, Inc.
Kozio is the leading provider of software solutions for embedded hardware design verification and production test. Kozio's technology includes a Verification and Test OS (VTOS(TM)) - a packaged solution that combines a special purpose OS with a comprehensive peripheral and processor functional test library. VTOS provides a powerful verification environment for boot, functional test execution, file transfer and interactive debug. VTOS is designed specifically for the purpose of embedded hardware design verification to ensure design correctness, performance and reliability. VTOS replaces the traditional methods of creating one-off test programs or using the application OS as the hardware test platform. VTOS can also be utilized in production test and field diagnostics, making the technology transferable within an organization.
For more information, please contact:
Director of Marketing Communications
303.776.1356, ext 117
Kozio, and the Kozio logo are registered trademarks of Kozio, Inc. Integration Workbench, VTOS, VTOS-POST, SequenceRunner, and SequenceReporter are trademarks of Kozio, Inc. All other trademarks and products are the property of their respective owners.
ACPE Launches New Online Journal for Emerging Physician Leaders
TAMPA, Fla., June 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The American College of Physician Executives (ACPE) today announced the launch of LeadDoc, a new online journal aimed specifically at medical students, residents and young physicians interested in the management and leadership aspects of health care.
The free bi-monthly journal can be accessed at http://www.acpe.org/leaddoc. It offers short feature stories and videos on topics young physicians need to know to be successful in today's increasingly business-oriented health care world. LeadDoc also provides profiles of successful physicians who share their tips and offer insight on how to create a unique career path.
"Our goal is to inform and guide young physicians as they launch their careers in health care -- regardless of where their professional paths may eventually lead," said Peter Angood, CEO of ACPE. "In essence, every physician is a leader at some level. The key to being successful is embracing not only how to become an expert on the clinical side of medicine, but also in proactively developing the leadership and management skills that will truly help set them apart from others."
The first issue features a profile of Pakhi Chaudhuri, a young Colorado pediatrician who opened her own clinic in an area where many children are at-risk for abuse and neglect. ACPE member Joseph Kim, a physician and developer of several technology-related blogs, offers a personal essay on how he was able to turn his passion for technology into a career in social media. Plus, an executive recruiter gives her top ten hints for mastering a video interview.
Future issues will include tips on successful resume writing, a guide to negotiating contracts, solutions on how to counteract burnout and a story about the challenges faced by young physician leaders who are managing physicians older than them.
LeadDoc welcomes articles or short videos on topics relevant to young physicians. All submissions should be submitted as an attached file to an email, and should include an abstract describing the piece. The recommended length for an article is between 500 and 1,000 words. A video submission should not be more than five minutes long.
Articles can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. Only original work will be considered. However, an article that expands on issues raised in other articles, books, or speeches is acceptable. Graphs, charts, photographs and other illustrations are encouraged.
For more information, contact LeadDoc's co-editors:
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Argyle Social Equips Community Managers With Tools For Cross-Channel Social Marketing Integration
New features include new API and Salesforce.com Integration
DURHAM, N.C., June 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Argyle Social today announced two significant enhancements to its social media marketing platform. The new products - the Social Signals API and Argyle for Salesforce.com - enable community managers and social professionals to integrate social data across marketing channels and business systems.
"When it comes to enterprise marketing maturity, social media is light years behind other channels like email, search, and display," Argyle Social CEO Eric Boggs said. "As a result, marketers operate in a dangerous blind spot - they don't understand how their social media investments map to key business outputs."
"We believe that the cross-channel integration enabled by our new products will drive the next wave of social business innovation," Boggs added.
Social Signals API:
Argyle's Social Signals API maps activity data like social interactions, short URL clicks, shares and website conversions to individual contact records and social profiles. This powerful social data feed augments customer intelligence and enriches cross-channel marketing programs.
"The days of fragmented social data and swivel-chair integrations are over. The days of social business automation are here," Boggs said. "Our Social Signals API provides a contact-centric data feed to augment CRM, email marketing and customer service systems with social data. As a result, marketing executives can run smarter marketing programs and make socially-informed business decisions."
Argyle also announced a plug-and-play Salesforce.com integration - the first of many products to be built on its Social Signals API.
"Argyle for Salesforce is a revolutionary step forward for the B2B community manager," Boggs said. "We expect to announce integrations with additional CRM and email marketing systems in the very near future."
Argyle's Salesforce.com integration maps social activity data directly into Salesforce Lead and Contact records and highlights the community manager's role as a sales enabler and revenue accelerator.
"By tying directly into the CRM, Argyle surfaces which leads, opportunities, and sales have had social touchpoints in ways that you can't with other tools like Google Analytics that stop once the customer leaves your website," said Argyle customer Christopher Penn, Director of Inbound Marketing at email marketing software provider WhatCounts.
"More social data in the sales funnel gives sales and marketing teams the ability to follow up with prospective customers via social channels," Penn added.
About Argyle Social:
Argyle Social is on a mission to help businesses drive meaningful outcomes through social media. The Argyle platform provides community managers and social professionals an integrated solution to publish and coordinate social content, manage customer engagement, and measure business outcomes.
Hundreds of organizations around the world rely on Argyle to power social marketing campaigns. Notable customers include Yammer, Lulu.com, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, and University of Oregon.
Marketing Manager, Argyle Social
Sophia and Bill Nye "The Science Guy" Launch Summer Challenge to Combat Brain Drain
Students Can Complete Tutorials and Quizzes for Chance to Win an iPad, Download Science Experiments and Follow the Latest Mars Mission
MINNEAPOLIS, June 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Sophia and Bill Nye "The Science Guy" have teamed up to offer a variety of free educational tools that will keep kids' minds active during the summer months when students can lose up to 40 percent of what they learned the previous year. Kids are invited to visit Sophia.org to participate in the Sophia Summer Challenge, learn about science through a variety of experiments they can do at home and learn about the Mars Science Laboratory Mission.
"It is a well-known fact that summer causes brain drain for many students, however it doesn't have to be that way," said Steve Anastasi, interim CEO of Sophia.org, an innovative online social education platform that offers 25,000 free academic tutorials on math, science, English and more. "Summer actually is the perfect time for kids to take a break from the traditional classroom schedule and with our new partner Bill Nye, we've developed many activities to keep them engaged, learning and even entertained."
With the average school break lasting about 100 days, Sophia has partnered with Bill Nye to help keep kids learning throughout the summer. Nye has spent the past 20 years educating students young and old about science and understands the importance of keeping their minds active after the last school bell rings.
"Learning can happen anywhere and at anytime - the important thing is that it should never stop," Nye said. "We've put together fun, free and easy activities that will make this the summer of learning versus the summer filled with the dreaded words 'I'm bored.' "
Expand your Brain with the Sophia Summer Challenge
Beginning today, students 13 or older can participate in the Sophia Summer Challenge by completing tutorials and quizzes within Sophia's learning pathways for the chance to win an iPad. Students register online, choose a learning pathway offered in one of many math subjects and either sharpen their skills or learn something new. Learning pathways are available in many subjects including basic math, Algebra 1, geometry, calculus, statistics and more. Prizes will be awarded weekly during the 8-week challenge that runs from June 5-July 29, 2012. (Complete sweepstakes rules can be found at http://www.sophia.org/summer-challenge.)
Experiment with Science
Science is a subject that many kids fail to retain over the summer months. Sophia has developed a Bill Nye library that features 40 science experiments that students can do at home over the summer break. From making a Twistin' Tornado and growing mold to making marbled paper and learning why things float differently in lakes than in oceans, the interactive home demos provide visual representations of how science is all around us.
"I have always believed that we need to take science out of the textbook and make it interactive and fun," Nye said. "With just a few items around the home, kids can see science in action."
Learn About Space Exploration with the Mars Science Laboratory Mission
Nye also is the CEO of the Planetary Society and is raising awareness for the latest Mars Mission, which has the Curiosity rover landing on the planet on August 5. Nye and Sophia have developed content about the mission that will be updated and expanded throughout the summer months so students can learn about the mission and space exploration.
"From outer space to basic math, Sophia offers a wealth of information that is free, easy to use and educational," Anastasi said. "Challenge your kids to spend just a fraction of their online time learning to exercise their brain and also expand their minds."
To learn more, visit http://www.sophia.org.
Sophia is a first-of-its-kind social education platform that offers students many ways to learn by making free, credible academic content available to anyone, anywhere, at anytime. The site offers more than 25,000 tutorials created by hundreds of teachers and experts taught in a variety of ways. The platform further enhances the learning process by offering quizzes, assessing learning preferences and providing learning paths that lead students from one topic to the next so students of all ages can learn the way they learn best. Sophia is owned by Capella Education Company. For more information, visit http://www.sophia.org.
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