Alcatel-Lucent Makes Connecting to Anyone by Video as Simple as Placing a Call
New 4G mobile broadband solution makes it easy to have video, voice and messaging conversations using any combination of device, screen or network
PARIS, Oct. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) is helping operators of 4G mobile broadband networks create a new conversation experience for their subscribers by introducing a technology innovation that makes it easy to switch between voice and video-calling, instant messaging and group calling and across a variety of devices - smartphone, tablet or PC - at the touch of a button.
Alcatel-Lucent's new 4G Consumer Communications Solution makes it easier to reach friends or family by eliminating the need to find out what device, service provider or application they might be available on at the time of getting in contact. Subscribers are provided with access to a unified contact list that establishes a single point with which to connect to people, regardless of where they are or what device they're using. The use of flash-capable web browser technology enables consumers to connect via video using virtually any PC or mobile internet device, so they don't need to figure out whether the person they are calling is using a compatible video service or device as they do today.
Sandip Mukerjee, President, Advanced Communications Solutions at Alcatel-Lucent said: "By greatly simplifying access to the range of available communication formats and devices, Alcatel-Lucent's 4G Consumer Communications solution creates a 'new conversation experience' that makes every contact as easy and reliable as a voice call. This improved experience will be welcomed by anyone who has ever suffered the frustration of juggling the multiple ways they connect with the people in their lives. Now subscribers just place the call in whatever format they choose and enjoy the service."
The easy-to-use 4G Consumer Communications Solution also improves the experience of multitasking while connected to a 4G network, providing unique features to assure the performance of particular services. Both voice and video are delivered in high definition (HD) giving them a level of quality and immediacy far superior than what is typically available today.
Diane Myers, Directing Analyst for Infonetics Research, said: "Alcatel-Lucent's 4G Consumer Communications solution gives service providers the ability to harmonize conversations across telecom and the web, while moving conversations beyond just voice. These new services, combined with high levels of quality of experience will enable operators to have clear differentiation from standalone application providers in the marketplace."
At the heart of the 4G Consumer Communications solution is Alcatel-Lucent's IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS). IMS is the open standards architecture that enables any kind of multimedia or telephony access between any kind of device, either fixed or broadband, serving as a hub for multimedia communications in 4G networks.
The solution also supports Alcatel-Lucent's vision of 'Application Enablement', helping mobile operators work more effectively with application developers and content providers to create new services. By providing developers with access to simple-to-use Application Programming Interfaces (APIs), developers can maximize the power of IMS and combine those capabilities with web-based services. As a result, operators can take advantage of the vibrant and growing community of app developers to build appealing services for their subscribers.
Alcatel-Lucent is involved in trials and deployments of this solution with numerous leading service providers worldwide.
Visit the company's website to check out a video highlighting our 4G Consumer Communications Solution or visit our Enriching Communications e-zine to learn about the New Conversation Experience.
About Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU)
The long-trusted partner of service providers, enterprises, strategic industries and governments around the world, Alcatel-Lucent is a leader in mobile, fixed, IP and Optics technologies, and a pioneer in applications and services. Alcatel-Lucent includes Bell Labs, one of the world's foremost centres of research and innovation in communications technology.
With operations in more than 130 countries and one of the most experienced global services organizations in the industry, Alcatel-Lucent is a local partner with global reach.
The Company achieved revenues of Euro 16 billion in 2010 and is incorporated in France and headquartered in Paris.
Lionbridge Announces Partnership with LivePerson to Bring Real Time Intelligent Online Customer Engagement to Global Markets with Geofluent for LivePerson Chat
Integrated Real-Time Chat Translation Instantly Engages Prospects and Customers across Language Barriers to Increase Revenue and Reduce Support Costs
WALTHAM, Mass., Oct. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Lionbridge Technologies, Inc.(Nasdaq: LIOX), a leading provider of translation solutions, today announced a partnership agreement with LivePerson, Inc. (Nasdaq: LPSN), a provider of online engagement solutions. With the agreement, the two companies will market and promote Lionbridge GeoFluent for LivePerson Chat, a powerful, integrated cloud-based multilingual chat application that gives contact centers and enterprises on-demand, quality translation within their existing LivePerson chat application. GeoFluent for LivePerson Chat is being featured at Aspire 2011, LivePerson's global customer summit taking place today in New York City, and can be seen here live on the GeoFluent.com website.
With over 8,500 clients, and over 13 million chats each month, LivePerson chat is enabling organizations to increase online sales conversions, grow average order value, decrease email and voice support costs and improve customer satisfaction scores above other human-assisted channels. However, due to language barriers, many enterprises fail to engage online effectively with their prospects and customers, leading to missed revenue opportunities and unnecessary expensive in-country support costs.
GeoFluent for LivePerson Chat removes these language barriers by allowing English-speaking agents to engage customers and prospects online in multiple languages from one location. Because GeoFluent is easily customized to reflect each organization's brands, products, languages and expertise, GeoFluent multilingual chat comprehensive and actionable.
"With a shared vision, a common customer base, and a powerful integrated solution, LivePerson and Lionbridge are ready to address the growing demand for integrated, cloud-based solutions that deliver significant, measurable benefits for global organizations," said Rory Cowan, CEO of Lionbridge. "Together we will extend the powerful benefits of online engagement by helping organizations increase online sales, reduce dependence on in-country personnel and increase agent productivity as they effectively connect with customers and prospects on-demand, anytime in any geography."
Benefits of GeoFluent for LivePerson Chat include the ability to:
-- Accelerate revenue opportunities by turning agents into "Global
Communicators" with real time, proactive multilingual chat for pre-sales
engagements within existing LivePerson applications
-- Reduce costs of in-country support infrastructure and improve time to
resolution for international customers by allowing online chat agents to
support users in multiple geographies from one location.
-- Ensure privacy of multilingual communication with an enterprise-scale,
multi-tenant platform that protects brand integrity and ensures secure
Please listen to a recent webinar with LivePerson and Lionbridge to hear more about the opportunities for customized multilingual chat.
About Lionbridge GeoFluent for LivePerson Chat
GeoFluent is an on-demand translation platform that integrates Lionbridge's cloud-based language customization solutions with a statistical machine translation engine developed in IBM's Watson Research Center. As a result, enterprises gain a unique, real-time, secure SaaS solution based on proven technology that has been adopted successfully in large-scale commercial environments. GeoFluent for LivePerson Chat is an integrated, real-time online engagement solution that allows agents to engage users in multiple languages in real time within their existing LivePerson chat application. As a result, organizations can facilitate faster time to purchase through proactive multilingual engagement, and reduce global support costs through effective online customer care.
Lionbridge Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: LIOX) is a provider of translation, development and testing solutions. Lionbridge combines global resources with proven program management methodologies to serve as an outsource partner throughout a client's product and content lifecycle - from development to translation, testing and maintenance. Global organizations rely on Lionbridge services to increase international market share, speed adoption of global products and content, and enhance their return on enterprise applications and IT system investments. Based in Waltham, Mass., Lionbridge maintains solution centers in 26 countries and provides services under the Lionbridge and VeriTest brands. To learn more, visit http://www.lionbridge.com.
Lionbridge and Lionbridge GeoFluent, are trademarks or registered trademarks of Lionbridge Technologies, Inc. in the U.S. and throughout the world. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
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New Online College Preparatory High School Launches
SCRANTON, Pa., Oct. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Avondale & Williams(TM) Preparatory High School, a regionally and nationally accredited online high school, launched today. This online college preparatory high school will fulfill the needs of college-bound students looking for a flexible and convenient college preparatory curriculum that will prepare them for success in postsecondary education.
Avondale & Williams Preparatory High School is the result of a joint initiative by The Princeton Review, a leading provider of test preparation and education support services, and Penn Foster High School, a regionally and nationally accredited study-at-home high school. This new institution is focused exclusively on online college preparatory learning.
As the funds for public schooling continue to decline, many schools are simply unable to provide courses that will sufficiently prepare high school children for college. This is creating a serious learning void for students who wish to continue with a postsecondary education. Avondale & Williams Prep addresses this growing need with a college preparatory curriculum that includes core courses, AP courses, specialized electives, and The Princeton Review® SAT® or ACT® test preparation courses. All full-credit courses are designed to be completed in 36 weeks and contain 120 hours of contact time.
Avondale & Williams Prep offers several enrollment options for students to choose, based on their needs. Students can choose a full four-year curriculum, an individual year of study, or individual course(s). Avondale & Williams also has an open enrollment policy, so students can enroll and begin their courses at any time during the year. All lessons are completed online, allowing students to work from home, or wherever they are comfortable, and progress through their courses at their own pace.
"We are extremely excited about Avondale & Williams Prep," said Connie Dempsey, Chief Academic Officer. "Having the right high school preparatory education is vitally important to continuing an education. At Avondale & Williams, students are assured of receiving college preparatory courses that meet national standards. For various reasons, there are an increasing number of college-bound students who are looking for alternatives to their local high school. Whatever the case may be, students can be confident that Avondale & Williams will fit their needs and prepare them for college."
"Our students can expect a rigorous, college preparatory curriculum, but they can also expect a network of expert instructors who are dedicated to helping them successfully complete their lessons," Dempsey added.
Regionally and Nationally Accredited
Avondale & Williams has earned the important accreditation that students and parents would expect. Avondale & Williams Preparatory High School is accredited for grades 9 through adult by the Commission on Secondary Schools of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, http://www.css-msa.org and is licensed by the Pennsylvania State Board of Private Licensed Schools.
Avondale & Williams has also met the high standards of integrity and performance set by the Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education and Training Council (DETC), Washington, D.C., and is a fully accredited member.
The Princeton Review (Nasdaq: REVU) has been a pioneer and leader in helping students achieve their higher education goals for 30 years through college and graduate school test preparation and private tutoring. With more than 165 print and digital publications and a free website, http://www.PrincetonReview.com, the Company provides students and their parents with the resources to research, apply to, prepare for, and learn how to pay for higher education. The Princeton Review partners with schools and guidance counselors throughout the U.S. to assist in college readiness, test preparation, and career planning services by helping more students pursue postsecondary education. The Company also owns and operates Penn Foster Education Group, a global leader in online education. Penn Foster provides accredited career-focused degree and vocational programs in the fields of allied health, business, technology, education, and select trades. Nationally and regionally accredited Penn Foster High School and Penn Foster Career School (http://www.pennfoster.edu) are headquartered in Scranton, PA.
New "Impression 7" Tablet Makes Quality Mobile Entertainment Easy and Affordable
PASADENA, Calif., Oct. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Leader International Inc., a provider of reliable, feature-rich, affordable tablets, today announced the availability of its new
Impression 7 (I7) tablet. The seven-inch tablet delivers value and performance for both novice and experienced users. Units will ship to retailers in early November at an MSRP of $179.00, just in time for the start of the holiday shopping season.
The I7 features a 1Ghz processor and 512MB RAM, Android 2.2 with Adobe Flash 10.1, and a seven-inch resistive TFT display that delivers brilliant color in 800x480 resolution.
The versatile I7 also includes Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n), 4GB built-in flash memory, G-sensor, two USB 2.0 slots (including one full-size and one mini port), micro SD card slot (up to 16GB), 0.3MP camera and stereo output. Each unit also comes with a handsome synthetic leather portfolio case.
"The Impression 7 offers the best of mobile entertainment," said Gary Bennett, Leader International's Vice President of Sales, North America. "The seven-inch screen is perfect for web, email, music, games and videos. Plus, unlike other popular tablets, the I7 allows for additional memory and delivers more functionality with an SD slot and USB port."
Impression 10 and Impression 7 Available for the Holidays
Leader's I7 and I10 (10", MSRP $349.00) tablets will arrive by early November at national retailers. Both units come packaged with charging and USB cables. Impression support, based in the United States, is available at no cost to customers; toll free, at 1-888-733-3312, Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. PST.
Leader International Inc. is an experienced OEM/ODM manufacturer of tablets, GPS navigator systems, SID, LBS Service System and additional electronics components and consumer electronics. The company is CE/FCC/ROHS certified is dedicated to delivering the products consumers demand, providing quality and performance beyond expectation. Leader International Inc.'s headquarters are in Pasadena, CA.
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Vote and Win: Voting Now Open to Select New Line of Sunglasses for Polaroid Eyewear's 2013 "Best Under The Sun" Sunglass Collection
Sunglass wearers worldwide invited to choose their favorite designs by Nov. 30 from recent "Best Under The Sun Design Contest" submissions
ZURICH, Oct. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Polaroid Eyewear, a leader and pioneer in premium polarizing lenses and highly fashionable sunglasses since 1937, invites stylists and sunglass wearers worldwide to help it select ten frames to feature in its 2013 "Best Under The Sun(TM)" Sunglass Collection. Showcasing designs inspired by the decades between 1930 and 2020, the line will be unveiled in Spring 2013 and feature sunglasses from its recently concluded "Best Under The Sun Design Contest."
"We are excited to unveil a fun, fresh and relevant line of sunglasses for our 2013 Best Under The Sun Sunglass Collection that reflects the creative genius of up and coming designers worldwide," said Jerry Dreifuss, global marketing director at Polaroid Eyewear (StyleMark AG). "With so many unique designs submitted during the contest, we ask sunglass wearers everywhere to help us by casting votes for their top three favorite designs that embody the iconic style, quality and durability they've come to expect from Polaroid Eyewear."
Participants will each have the opportunity to cast three votes for their favorite sunglasses from the more than 700 submissions received from students, professionals and design aficionados from over 50 different countries. Those votes, plus input from a panel of Polaroid experts, will determine which ten designs will be featured in the 2013 "Best Under The Sun" Sunglass Collection. Voters will also be entered to win one of 25 sunglasses from the 2011 "Best Under The Sun" Sunglass Collection.
To vote, visit the Polaroid "Best Under The Sun" website http://www.polaroidsunglasses1937.com, pick your top three favorite designs, click "vote for this design," and enter your name, email address and country. Visit the Polaroid Best Under The Sun Facebook page, to find out more about some specific designs.
Polaroid is a trademark of PLR IP Holdings, LLC, used under license.
About Polaroid Eyewear
Polaroid Eyewear is a world leader in optics and lens technology, manufacturing high quality polarizing lenses and distributing fashionable polarized sunglasses, optical frames, Reading glasses, Clip-Ons, premium circular polarized 3D glasses and licensed sunglass brands around the world. Polaroid Eyewear has a worldwide exclusive license for the Polaroid brand with PLR IP Holdings, LLC, the owner of the Polaroid brand. Polaroid Eyewear has offices in the US, UK, Switzerland, Italy, Sweden, Russia, China and the Netherlands, as well as a comprehensive network of distribution partners around the globe.
eFileCabinet Partners With XCM Solutions to Deliver Paperless Workflow
Integrated document management and workflow software gives users real-time information access within digital work processes
LEHI, Utah, Oct. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- eFileCabinet, Inc., a global provider of enterprise content management solutions (ECM), today announced it has partnered with XCM Solutions, LLC, a leader in delivering cloud-based workflow solutions for accountants. Both companies will offer each other's products and are working toward integration between the two Cloud-based applications set to release in 2012.
"XCM Solutions' workflow solution will extend the abilities of our recently released eFileCabinet Cloud-based document management solution, while at the same time introducing XCM Solutions' workflow to our thousands of accounting customers across the country," said Matt Peterson, President & CEO of eFileCabinet. "Both products provide the tools accountants need to improve efficiencies in their office, which in return will allow them to service more clients and grow their business exponentially."
Users who employ both solutions gain the benefits of a central repository for all documents for multiple-user access as well as a centralized location for important task information that is typically housed in disparate locations. Streamlining the workflow process enables firms to eliminate countless non-billable hours chasing returns or looking for files.
"XCM Solutions has become a key piece of the technology equation for firms re-engineering paper-based processes as they move toward a paperless environment," said Mark Albrecht, CPA, MST, XCM Solutions' Founder and CEO. "Partnering with eFileCabinet provides our customers with additional means to reduce their paper burden and perfectly aligns with our goal to constantly strive to address the evolving needs of the profession with affordable, easy-to-use, best-in-class solutions."
About eFileCabinet, Inc.
eFileCabinet, Inc. offers a suite of enterprise content management (ECM) products and services that help businesses and individuals work quicker, smarter and more collaboratively. With more than 10 years in the document management industry, eFileCabinet is the trusted choice for more than 24,000 users worldwide to store, share and protect their valuable and confidential data. Learn more at http://www.efilecabinet.com.
About XCM Solutions, LLC
Founded by CPAs, XCM Solutions, LLC provides accounting firms with web-based workflow management solutions that increase efficiency, productivity and profitability. The company's management team has drawn on its extensive experience in public accounting and clear understanding of the paper-driven workflow issues facing the profession to develop technology that addresses those challenges. For more information, visit http://www.xcmsolutions.com.
Patient Advocates and American Well Join to Bring Online Care to Maine
Innovative telehealth service aims to improve Maine patients' access to highly-skilled specialists, with initial focus on chronic condition management and perioperative care
BOSTON and GRAY, Maine, Oct. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- American Well(TM) announced today that it has entered into an agreement with Patient Advocates LLC that will result in the deployment of the Online Care For Providers telehealth solution for Maine clients. Patient Advocates is a health care management company that employers and patients count on to navigate the health care system. It maintains relationships with leading medical centers in order to ensure access to the highest levels of appropriate care.
Through this collaboration, Patient Advocates will use telehealth to allow select clients to conduct appropriate online visits with a variety of highly-skilled, Maine-licensed specialists - based in Boston, among other places - as a complement to their care. Patients, with the careful guidance of their existing Patient Advocates nurses and other healthcare professionals, will have the option to conduct telehealth visits as part of their overall care plans, with an initial focus on perioperative and chronic care. A complete record of each online visit will be captured by the American Well solution, enabling care coordination and continuity.
"For many patients in Maine, particularly those with complex medical conditions, access to highly-skilled specialty care is not only difficult - it can come at a great personal cost to those who must travel long distances and wait for their appointments," said Jim Ward, CEO of Patient Advocates LLC. "Our relationship with American Well allows us to provide our patients with more options to get in front of the best specialists in the field, at appropriate times in their care plans. At the same time, it can greatly reduce the various burdens placed on them and their families."
For residents of Maine, timely access to highly-skilled specialty care can be a challenge. A recent report by the Maine Department of Labor found that Maine's rural counties contain 75 percent fewer physicians and surgeons, and 65 percent fewer surgical technologists, than their peers elsewhere in the US on a per-capita basis*. Fortunately, Maine is one of the nation's most progressive states in embracing telehealth as a means of improving healthcare delivery. In January 2010, the state passed a law requiring private insurers to reimburse services provided via telemedicine just as they would if the services were provided in person**.
"We are proud to work with Patient Advocates to improve access to needed care for patients in Maine," said Joe Sawyer, vice president of marketing at American Well. "With this collaboration, Patient Advocates is using our Online Care For Providers solution to remove the traditional geographic barriers to the availability and delivery of specialty healthcare services."
The Patient Advocates telehealth service will launch in early 2012. Employers in Maine who would like more information about it should contact Justin Ward of Patient Advocates LLC at 1-800-290-8559.
About Patient Advocates LLC
Patient Advocates LLC has been helping clients navigate the health care system since 1995. Employers trust PA to help manage their costs while ensuring the highest quality of care for their employees. Built on the premise that access to the highest quality health care results in greater cost-savings over time, Patient Advocates offers innovative patient advocacy and disease management services, award-winning wellness programs and creative benefit plan designs with third-party administration. http://www.patientadvocatesllc.com
About American Well
American Well(TM) brings healthcare into the homes and workplaces of patients. Its Online Care Suite is the industry's leading telehealth solution, connecting providers and patients for live, immediate, and clinically meaningful encounters using the Web or phone. With its patented technology, the Online Care Suite removes traditional barriers to healthcare access - such as geography, mobility, and time constraints - while enabling providers to deliver quality care in a flexible, convenient manner, generating revenue along the way.
*The State of Maine: Department of Labor Center for Workforce Research and Information. Workforce Analysis of Maine's Health Services Sector, 2010 Healthcare Occupations Report - Augusta, Maine, Issued April 2010.
**HP0740, LD 1073, item 1,124th Maine State Legislature: An Act to Provide for Insurance Coverage of Telemedicine Services, Section 1. 24-A MRSA Section 2765.
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SDL Announces Product Content Maturity Model for Increased Online Customer Engagement
New strategic model and new product releases help SDL customers move from traditional technical documentation to dynamic content that intelligently engages with different audiences
MAIDENHEAD, United Kingdom, Oct. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- SDL (LSE: SDL), the leading provider of Global Information Management solutions, today announced a Product Content Maturity Model that helps customers assess how they can leverage structured product content, typically used in technical manuals and guides, wider in the organization, from support and training to sales and marketing. Moving from traditional technical documentation to live product content helps improve customer engagement in an interactive world and helps drive down support calls.
To support customers on this journey, SDL is also announcing new releases of SDL Trisoft(TM) and SDL LiveContent(TM) , two award-winning products in SDL's suite of structured content technologies and part of SDL's Global Information Management solutions. The releases target the growing SDL customer base that is looking to meet the demands of online viewers who expect to find specifically the relevant technical information they need on any device, whether they are about to buy a product or whether they need support for it. The new customer demands require that companies can efficiently share information across their organizational silos and ultimately create tailored, dynamically built "documents" that are always up-to-date and ready for consumption.
SDL has developed the Product Content Maturity Model as a way to guide customers that are looking to reap the benefits of structured information. "We have found that moving into structured content has been a journey," said Emily Mydlowski, Manager, User Experience and Information Design (UXID), HACH company. "We have already gained tremendous improvements in time-to-market from structured content and we are now exploring how we can expand content sharing more broadly in the company."
Tim Martin, documentation team lead at OSIsoft continues, "Business pressures to be more agile and responsive to Internet-savvy customers have made the traditional 'big book' approach to technical documentation obsolete. Organizations that take these changes seriously must embrace structured content that can be reused across the organization and that becomes the foundation for a transformed customer experience."
The Product Content Maturity Model outlines the typical steps that companies adopt as:
-- They move from traditional technical documentation to structured content
-- They break down content silos within their organizations and collaborate
with Subject Matter Experts (SMEs), Field Service, Support and Training
-- They engage customers with tailored information and drive down support
costs by delivering dynamic, relevant content
The new releases of SDL Trisoft and SDL LiveContent extend the SDL technology foundation that supports organizations in this maturity model. The new SDL Trisoft release extends adoption in the enterprise by including:
-- An integration of SDL Trisoft with SDL Xopus, SDL's easy to use online
XML Editor, enabling broader collaboration in the review and writing of
structured information by individuals who do not know XML
-- A publishing load balancing capability that enables agile companies to
republish their entire documentation set on a daily basis to meet
demands for information that is always fresh and up-to-date
-- Industry standard Single SignOn (LDAP and Active Directory) that
enables enterprise IT organizations to extend usage beyond technical
writers to hundreds of casual contributors within and outside the
-- A new authoring bridge for advanced users that connects SDL Trisoft to
To optimize customer engagement, the new SDL LiveContent 5.1 release:
-- Enhances the feedback loops between the customer who wants to provide
feedback and the writers who produce the content, enabling the global
organization to rapidly improve content that customers need
-- Supports easier filtering of content for customers by leveraging the
capabilities of DITA 1.2, the newest release of the XML standard for the
technical writing community
For the benefits of DITA and structured content, visit the SDL Channel on YouTube.
For additional information about the Product Content Maturity Model and the new releases of SDL Trisoft and SDL LiveContent, visit http://www.sdl.com/maturitymodel
SDL is the leader in Global Information Management. Global Information Management enables companies to engage with their customers throughout the customer journey -from brand awareness, to sales and after-sales support- and across languages, cultures and channels.
SDL's best-of-breed Web Content Management, eCommerce, Structured Content and Language Technologies, combined with its Language Services drive down the cost of content creation, management, translation and publishing. SDL solutions increase conversion ratios and customer satisfaction through targeted information across all customer touch points.
Global industry leaders who rely on SDL include ABN-Amro, Bosch, Canon, CNH, FICO, GlaxoSmithKline, Hewlett-Packard, KLM, Microsoft, NetApp, Philips, SAP and Sony. SDL has over 1500 enterprise customers, has deployed over 170,000 software licenses and provides access to on-demand portals for 10 million customers per month. It has a global infrastructure of more than 60 offices in 35 countries. For more information, visit http://www.sdl.com.
CareerFuel.net Plans to Launch a Million Startup Dreams
Company's New Blog Offers Information and Inspiration for Job Seekers and Entrepreneurs
SUMMIT, N.J., Oct. 25, 2011/PRNewswire/ --This month, CareerFuel.net--a for-profit social venture designed to help solve the jobs crisis--took its fundraising to the American people by launching an ambitious $5 million crowd funding campaign.
"Small businesses are the engines that drive job growth in the US," said AnnMarie Quintaglie McIlwain, Founder and CEO of CareerFuel in Summit, New Jersey. "Nearly every job created in the past decade came from businesses employing five people or less. The creation of small businesses is what America needs right now to solve its economic woes."
To help convince Americans of her investment in their future, McIlwain began blogging job tips that she hopes will incentivize others to contribute to her campaign in return. It includes tips like "Whistle While You Work" and video of the CEO talking with Occupy Wall Street protestors.
With few major publications blogging about job tips and her credible experience as a former marketing executive, the response thus far is promising. Her blogs have already run in BusinessInsider and Startup America since launching two weeks ago.
Several things get in the way of launching a small business including lack of capital, knowledge and effective networks. Entrepreneurs find themselves challenged daily to find the information they need to do everything from completing a business plan, conducting market research to identifying sources of capital. Getting answers quickly puts entrepreneurs closer to their dreams and our economic success as a country.
Americans need help. CareerFuel is a prototyped site designed for -- and dedicated to -- giving people the personalized career-related information they need to get jobs and start businesses. When fully launched, CareerFuel.net will offer daily, original web shows and blogs, job listings and professional networks customized to individuals' career goals.
The CareerFuel team is not afraid to think big in order to deliver a for-profit vision with great social benefit upside.
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Founder and CEO, CareerFuel
Summit, NJ 07901
FastPay Delivers Funding Edge for Internet Ecosystem
New Ad Tech Finance Platform Empowers Digital Media Businesses During Critical Growth Period
LOS ANGELES, Oct. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- FastPay (http://www.GoFastPay.com), the first-of-its-kind tech-enabled finance platform servicing ad-tech businesses, launched today with $25 million already deployed to dozens of digital media businesses. FastPay empowers early and mid-stage companies in this $29B industry to fund their growth in an efficient, cost effective and equity-preserving manner.
As the size of the digital ecosystem continues to surge, estimated to hit $100B by 2015,* so too have the lengthy and often growth-prohibitive payment cycles - with nearly 80 percent of invoices taking from 60 to 90 days or more to pay. ** Across the online advertising space, even the most successful content publishers, exchanges, demand side platforms (DSP), trading desks, social media marketers and digital creative studios are confronted with a key challenge; managing cash flow in order to continue their rapid growth without the loss of equity and control. To address this significant pain point, FastPay has developed a fully automated, streamlined solution that allows qualified companies to accelerate their payment cycles to provide the working capital they need to grow.
"While innovative financing options have historically taken root across various industries, we saw an enormous void within the digital media space. Until now, there was not one financing source that addressed the excessively long payment cycles most digital media companies face," said Jed Simon, founder and chief executive officer of FastPay. "We launched FastPay with the goal of creating a streamlined solution that would provide critical liquidity to this rapidly growing industry."
Commercial banks do not understand this unique Internet ecosystem and have shown a reluctance to provide credit to this sector. Digital businesses are often left with no other financing option other than raising equity, which can be costly, dilutive and time consuming.
FastPay has spent the last 18 months developing its platform and systems to allow these businesses to aggressively compete and grow. FastPay offers credit lines from $100,000 to $3 million or more. Companies can visit the site, fill out a brief form to begin the application process, and, if qualified, receive capital in as little as one business day. Using FastPay, companies across the digital ecosystem can have a critical edge for managing their cash flow and most importantly, boosting revenue.
Headquartered in Los Angeles, CA, FastPay is a tech-enabled finance platform that helps digital media businesses overcome the struggle of long receivable cycles. FastPay has created a fully automated, streamlined solution that allows qualified companies to accelerate their payment cycles to provide the working capital they need to grow. Using FastPay, companies in this rapidly growing Internet ecosystem can fund their growth in an efficient, cost effective and equity-preserving manner. For more information, please visit: http://www.GoFastPay.com or call 310.986.2050.
CONTACT: Lacey Trejo of JCUTLER media group, +1-323-969-9904, Lacey@Jcutlermedia.com, for FastPay
Kelley Blue Book Teams with Experian Automotive to Make AutoCheck® Vehicle History Reports Available to the Millions of Car Shoppers on kbb.com
SCHAUMBURG, Ill., Oct. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Experian Automotive today announced that Kelley Blue Book has incorporated AutoCheck® vehicle history reports into http://www.kbb.com classified experience. Dealers utilizing Kelley Blue Book's online classified section will now have the opportunity to append AutoCheck vehicle history reports to their inventory, making them available to the site's more than 12 million car shoppers every month.
"When it comes to vehicle history reports, we strive to provide our dealers with the tools needed to succeed in today's marketplace. That said, we strongly believe in offering consumers as much information as possible to make effective car buying and selling decisions," said Leo Drew, executive vice president of OEM and partner sales and strategy, Kelley Blue Book. "We are extremely pleased that Experian Automotive shares this vision and is working with us to provide consumers and dealers with information that is indispensable when buying or selling used vehicles."
AutoCheck vehicle history reports allow dealers and consumers to quickly and easily check if the vehicle has previously sustained major flood damage or has any reported accidents, frame damage or odometer rollback issues. Additionally, access to AutoCheck reports allows visitors to http://www.kbb.com to better understand a vehicle's complete history, compare it with similar models using AutoCheck Score® and be confident that they are selecting the one that best suits their needs.
"We are proud to team with Kelley Blue Book to provide dealers and consumers with the most comprehensive and up-to-date vehicle history information available," said Scott Waldron, president of Experian Automotive. "AutoCheck reports are designed to protect shoppers from vehicles that have possible undisclosed or unknown problems that can affect a vehicle's safety or resale value. This type of insight gives consumers the peace of mind they need in order to make a more educated vehicle purchasing decision."
Founded in 1926, Kelley Blue Book, The Trusted Resource®, is the only vehicle valuation and information source trusted and relied upon by both consumers and the industry. Each week the company provides the most market-reflective values in the industry on its top-rated website http://www.kbb.com, including its famous Blue Book® Trade-In and Retail Values and Fair Purchase Price, which reports what others are paying for new cars this week. The company also provides vehicle pricing and values through various products and services available to car dealers, auto manufacturers, finance and insurance companies as well as governmental agencies. Kbb.com provides consumer pricing and information on minivans, pickup-trucks, cars, hybrids and SUVs. Kelley Blue Book Co. Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of AutoTrader.com.
About Experian Automotive
Experian Automotive is a leader in providing information services and market intelligence to manufacturers, dealers, finance, insurance and aftermarket companies, helping them increase customer loyalty; target and win new business; and make better lending, purchasing and production decisions. Experian's AutoCheck® reports provide customers with in-depth vehicle history information to confidently understand, compare and select the right vehicle. Its North American Vehicle Database(SM) houses more than 650 million vehicles and, when combined with Experian's credit, consumer and business information assets, meets the industry's growing demand for an integrated information source. Experian technology supports top automotive businesses, including eBay Motors, O'Reilly Auto Parts, Affinia, CarMax and NADAguides.com. For more information on Experian Automotive and its suite of services, visit our Website at http://www.experianautomotive.com.
Experian® is the leading global information services company, providing data and analytical tools to clients in more than 80 countries. The company helps businesses to manage credit risk, prevent fraud, target marketing offers and automate decision making. Experian also helps individuals to check their credit report and credit score and protect against identity theft.
Experian plc is listed on the London Stock Exchange (EXPN) and is a constituent of the FTSE 100 index. Total revenue for the year ended March 31, 2011 was $4.2 billion. Experian employs approximately 15,000 people in 41 countries and has its corporate headquarters in Dublin, Ireland, with operational headquarters in Nottingham, UK; California, US; and Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Experian and the Experian marks used herein are service marks or registered trademarks of Experian Information Solutions, Inc. Other product and company names mentioned herein are the property of their respective owners.
Southeast Computer Solutions Expands Product Portfolio to Include Sage ERP X3
MIAMI, Oct. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Southeast Computer Solutions (SCS) (http://www.southeastcomputers.com), a Miami-based consulting firm specializing in Sage software solutions, announced today it has added Sage ERP X3 to its product portfolio which also includes Sage ERP MAS 90 and 200, Sage ERP MAS 500, Sage ERP Accpac, Sage Abra, Sage SalesLogix, and SageCRM.
Sage ERP X3 was developed for mid-sized companies to meet the needs of advanced, industry-specific requirements without the high price tag and complexity of tier-one solutions. Sonia Ferrera, President of Southeast Computer Solutions, is excited to add Sage ERP X3 to SCS's product suite to offer clients an international, web-based business management platform with an extensive range of functionality.
"Built with international functionality, Sage ERP X3 will allow us to further expand into Latin America, the Caribbean and the United States. With this product we have a full suite of ERP solutions to fit any size company in multiple industries," said Ferrera.
With the flexibility to fit virtually any industry built into a single system, Sage ERP X3 streamlines business processes across accounting, distribution and manufacturing and is easily customizable. Sage ERP X3 has built-in multilingual and multicurrency functionality allowing companies to automatically adhere to national regulations.
"With Sage ERP X3 added to our product suite, we can offer a broad range of solutions and functionality to customers with varying business needs and sophistication levels," said Ferrera.
About Southeast Computer Solutions
Southeast Computer Solutions has been a Sage Authorized Reseller since 1985. Headquartered in Miami, Southeast has a presence in Mexico City and Buenos Aires. With over 600 installations across the United States and in Latin America, Southeast Computer Solutions is the largest Sage Reseller in Miami. The firm represents a large line of Sage products including Sage ERP MAS 90/200, Sage ERP MAS 500, Sage ERP X3, Sage Accpac ERP, SageCRM and many other productivity-enhancing applications. The firm was ranked 75 on the 2011 VAR 100 list. For more information about how to raise your company's performance, please contact us at: http://www.southeastcomputers.com .
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Alpine Access Selected by One of the Nation's Top 10 Banking Institutions for Its @Home Workforce Expertise
Signing of New Fortune 500 Client Further Establishes Company's Leadership within the Financial Services Industry and Demonstrates Innovative Partnership Approach
DENVER, Oct. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Alpine Access, the premier provider of virtual contact center solutions and services, today announced it has been selected by one of the nation's largest top 10 banking institutions to provide virtual workforce training and consulting services. In this unique partnership, Alpine Access will use its years of experience to assist the bank in establishing an effective and efficient internal, home-based employee workforce.
According to a survey by Frost & Sullivan, 80 percent of U.S. companies plan to use home-based agents in the next few years (Frost & Sullivan, 2009). However, most companies lack the in-depth knowledge required to successfully recruit, hire, train and manage a virtual workforce successfully. As the pioneer of the virtual home-based model, Alpine Access has more than 13 years of experience working with @home employees. Through a virtual services partnership, clients can tap into this hands-on expertise to avoid costly mistakes and benefit from the cost savings provided by the at-home model.
"Too many companies think that creating a virtual workforce involves simply sending existing employees home with a laptop," said Jim Ball, Co-Founder of Alpine Access. "In reality, the approach is vastly different at every step of the process, from recruiting, hiring and training to management and security. With Alpine Access as a partner, companies will benefit from our vast and deep experience learned 'in the trenches' to greatly increase their chances for implementing a successful virtual workforce in-house."
Alpine Access was selected as a partner by the Fortune 500 banking client because it has the most experience operating a secure, employee-based virtual workforce than any other company worldwide. It also has the significant advantage of serving numerous Fortune 100 financial service companies including one of the largest issuers of charge cards, one of the three largest retail banks and one of the three largest private label credit card issuers.
For this project, Alpine Access will be focused on:
-- Transforming traditional brick-and-mortar training materials into
dynamic, interactive virtual content using the latest scientific
approach to online adult learning;
-- Assisting the company's trainers in management and delivery of training
including technology usage;
-- Licensing usage of its Alpine Access University e-learning platform; and
-- Consulting with executives on other areas of operational excellence.
Alpine Access continues to transform how and where the world learns, works and lives. Its virtual business processes include outsourced home-based contact center services, software-as-a service e-learning capabilities, virtual workforce consulting and a virtual talent management platform.
About Alpine Access
Alpine Access pioneered the virtual contact center model in 1998 to deliver high quality customer service at a lower cost for brand-conscious companies. With more than 4,500 professionals in the U.S. and Canada, Alpine Access was recently named the best contact center and CRM outsourcer for client satisfaction by the Black Book of Outsourcing. Alpine Access' clients include ten of the Fortune 100 companies in the financial services, communications, technology, healthcare, retail, travel and hospitality sectors. Visit http://www.alpineaccess.com or call 1-866-279-0585 for more information.
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Netlist Expands Flash Product Line With mSATA Half-Slim and 1.8" SATA SSD Drives
Netlist's mSATA half-slim and 1.8" SATA SSD drives provide flexible form-factor options for datacenter server, networking and storage equipment
IRVINE, Calif., Oct. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Netlist, Inc. (Nasdaq: NLST), a designer and manufacturer of high-performance memory subsystems, today announced the further expansion of its Flash product portfolio with two new SATA based additions to the Embedded Flash product line. The mSATA half-slim module offers storage capacity of up to 128GB with onboard 64MB DRAM cache. The 1.8" SATA SSD drive offers storage capacities to 256GB with onboard 128MB DRAM cache. The smaller form-factor SSD support for ultra-dense applications makes these modules ideal for datacenter equipment and embedded systems.
"With our new mSATA half-slim and 1.8"SATA SSDs, Netlist expands its portfolio to offer MLC solutions with an Industrial Temperature grade option and a consistent controller and firmware implementation across all SATA II products," said Steve McClure, vice president of worldwide sales and marketing for Netlist. "This allows our customers to select the appropriate form factor to meet their specific system requirements."
Fully SATA v2.6 compatible, the new products support 3.0Gbps data rates, SMART and TRIM functionality, expanded 48-bit register addressing mode, and power management. The mSATA half-slim and 1.8" SSD drives have typical sequential read performance up to 260MB/s and typical sequential write performance up to 210MB/s. Supporting SLC, MLC, and ONFI 2.0 NAND Flash technologies with enhanced ECC support for 48bits of correction in 2kB, the mSATA modules can support Commercial (0 degrees C to +70 degrees C) or Industrial (-40 degrees C to +85 degrees C) applications. The products are well suited to enterprise and industrial environments with wide temperature, shock, vibration, humidity, and altitude variations.
Samples of the 1.8"SATA SSD drive and mSATA half-slim SSD modules are available now. Visit http://www.netlist.com/flash for additional information.
Netlist, Inc. designs and manufactures high-performance, logic-based memory subsystems for datacenter server and high-performance computing and communications markets. Netlist's flagship products include HyperCloud(TM), a memory module that breaks traditional memory barriers and NVvault(TM), a flash memory-based subsystem that enables data retention weeks following a disaster. The memory technologies are developed for applications in which high-speed, high-capacity memory, enhanced functionality, small form factor, and heat dissipation are key requirements. These applications include tower-servers, rack-mounted servers, blade servers, high-performance computing clusters, engineering workstations, and telecommunication equipment. Founded in 2000, Netlist is headquartered in Irvine, California with manufacturing facilities in Suzhou, People's Republic of China. For more information, visit the company's website at http://www.netlist.com.
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Radware worked with Juniper to create a scalable ADC software
application, based on Radware's Alteon(R) ADC technology and using the
Junos(R) SDK to fully integrate the ADC with Juniper Networks Junos
operating system. The ADC application is implemented on high-performance
service cards for the MX Series, enabling Juniper customers to improve their
service delivery capabilities while concurrently avoiding the cost and
complexity of deploying and maintaining ADC-specific appliances. The ADC and
MX Series also share the same configuration and management tools, and the
ADC leverages Junos integration with Operational Support Systems (OSS),
which further reduces customer costs and risk.
"Juniper sets the bar in high performance networking and we are proud to
partner with a company that shares this common vision," said Yossi Vardi,
Vice President, Business Development, Radware. "The ADC application provides
Juniper customers with service optimization, resiliency, and scalability,
enabling faster, more efficient service delivery and improved subscriber
Juniper's router-integrated ADC employs sophisticated load balancing
algorithms that ensure optimal performance and service quality by
intelligently distributing and directing traffic based on real time changes
in server load and availability. The advanced solution complements the
Juniper Networks MX Series comprehensive set of carrier-grade services, and
addresses the resiliency and performance requirements of many types of
services and applications, including DNS, WAP gateways, Content Delivery
Networks (CDN), SIP-based VoIP, as well as many others.
The new ADC software is the latest addition to the Service Delivery
Gateway (SDG), Juniper Networks' comprehensive set of advanced applications
that are easily added to MX 3D Series Universal Edge Routers. The SDG can
enable router-integrated video and VoIP monitoring, Next Generation Network
Addressing solutions like Carrier Grade NAT and DS-Lite, application and
subscriber aware services, and now, with the ADC, application aware traffic
"Our partnership with Radware allows us to offer mature, router
integrated application delivery control solutions for our enterprise and
service provider customers," said Robert Krohn, vice president and general
manager of the Router Services Business Unit at Juniper Networks. "The ADC
is an important part of our SDG portfolio, and Radware's application
delivery expertise accelerates the pace of service innovation and enables
our customers to extract more value from their network investments and
service delivery infrastructure."
Juniper Networks and Junos are registered trademarks of Juniper
Networks, Inc. in the United States and other countries. The Juniper
Networks and Junos logos are trademarks of Juniper Networks, Inc. All other
trademarks, service marks, registered trademarks, or registered service
marks are the property of their respective owners.
This press release may contain forward-looking statements that are
subject to risks and uncertainties. Factors that could cause actual results
to differ materially from these forward-looking statements include, but are
not limited to, general business conditions in the Application Switching or
Network Security industry, changes in demand for Application Switching or
Network Security products, the timing and amount or cancellation of orders
and other risks detailed from time to time in Radware's filings with the
Securities and Exchange Commission, including Radware's Form 20-F.
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Halcyon Software Announces Major New Enhancements to Audit Journal Manager
PETERBOROUGH, England, October 25, 2011/PRNewswire/ --
Halcyon Software announces a new release of Audit Journal Manager, a
specialist utility for IBM i enabling real-time alerting and reporting from
the audit journal; the software also assists with intrusion detection.
Halcyon Audit Journal Manager (PTF Level 287), enables companies to
receive immediate notification on any attempted security breaches, monitor
and report on access to confidential information, considerably save time on
labour-intensive reporting tasks and assists in migrating to a higher
Key software enhancements include improved performance, the addition of
new reporting templates and new "rule" sets for monitoring auditing failure,
security, service and systems management.
Ashley Giddings, Senior Technical Services Manager at Halcyon software
said "For sites using IBM Power Systems and the IBM i platform for their
mission-critical activities, it is not uncommon for more than 3000 entries
to be written to the audit journal ("QAUDJRN") on average every minute,
logging all activities and events. By boosting the performance in our
software, Audit Journal Manager is now able to process approximately 400,000
actions per day and the software can process the audit journal entries 18
times faster. This ensures that the software will always keep up with the
busiest of computer systems and handle the continuing trend for businesses
to process vast amounts of information more quickly."
Audit Journal Manager now has 35 report templates, which can also be
customized and adapted to suit diverse businesses operating in different
The key business benefit is that reporting is simplified saving IT staff
considerable time and the labour-intensive task of generating reports for
internal use or for external auditors.
The report templates can be selected from menu options and examples
include, "program changes to adopt authority", "authority failures", "system
value changes", "object ownership", "changed user on a job description",
"intrusion detection" and "profile swap".
New Rule Sets
System administrators can create sets of rules within the software which
can be grouped to monitor different days, times, applications or users. Once
these rules are defined, the software can be easily rolled out across a
company's whole IBM i environment.
The software now ships with examples of rule sets in four new
categories, including auditing failure, security, service and systems
management. This now means that configuration for customers is made easier
and the software is quicker to set up and deploy.
Audit Journal Manager enables IBM i customers to control and restrict
which specific users can perform which product functions and also has
in-depth logging to track and report on "who did what and when."
The real- time alerting feature (through email and SMS to cell phones)
and escalation lists means that authority failures (and therefore potential
intruders) can be quickly detected and brought to a security teams'
The key benefit for security officers and systems administrators is the
continuous monitoring for suspicious activity, such as, users changing their
own or others authority to higher levels, the quick detection of invalid
attempts to sign on to the system and being informed when sensitive objects
(e.g. the Payroll file) are created, deleted, restored, moved or renamed.
Changes in access rights to confidential or sensitive information, profile
swapping and changes to system values (security settings) can also be
tracked as these changes can have a significant impact to the business on
system performance and compliance with security policies.
Giddings concludes, "We have listened to customer feedback to ensure
that Audit Journal Manager is continuously improved to reflect the needs of
system administrators and security officers working in a busy and demanding
environment. The new enhancements ensure configuration, reporting and
deployment of the software is even quicker - giving reassurance that any
potential security threats or breaches are being automatically and
immediately detected, enabling operational staff to concentrate their time
on supporting the core activities of the company."
Audit Journal Manager is tier priced based on IBM processor group and is
available as a separate utility from GBP1094 including maintenance.
About Halcyon Software
Halcyon Software is a global leader in multi-platform systems management
software. With more than 20 years of delivering proven solutions and first
class customer support, Halcyon's products proactively monitor, manage and
automate IT operations. Large multi-nationals, corporate and public sector
data centres as well as small to medium sized organizations throughout the
world rely on Halcyon Software to ensure their mission-critical systems,
core applications and services are available 24/7.
Halcyon solutions support IBM enterprise class systems, including the
IBM i(R), AIX(R) as well as Windows(R) and Linux(R) platforms.
Halcyon Software reduces the complexity of systems monitoring and
automation. Solutions deliver real ROI by automating 100 percent of routine
tasks to free up valuable resources, reduce operating costs and minimize the
risk of human error.
With regional offices in Peterborough UK, Philadelphia, USA and
Melbourne, Australia, Halcyon also has a world-wide network of partners and
distributors supporting EMEA the Americas, and Asia Pac territories.
Emailvision Launches the First SaaS Campaign Management Solution with Fully-Integrated Customer Intelligence
NEW YORK, October 25, 2011/PRNewswire-FirstCall/ --
Brand new product gives marketers unprecedented opportunity to
deliver more relevant and successful online relationship marketing campaigns
Emailvision, the leading international software as a service (SaaS)
company specializing in email, mobile and social marketing, announced today
the launch of a new product that represents the first ever SaaS campaign
management solution with fully-integrated customer intelligence. Campaign
Commander Enterprise Edition features several industry-firsts by providing
SaaS Customer Intelligence that's integrated with Email, Mobile and Social
campaign management. This new product capitalizes on Emailvision's June 2011
acquisition of smartFOCUS, a recognized leader in advanced database
According to MarketingSherpa's 2011 Email Marketing Benchmark Report
[http://www.sherpastore.com/2011EmailMarketingBMR1.html ], the most
significant challenge to email marketing effectiveness is targeting
customers with highly relevant content. Campaign Commander Enterprise
Edition addresses this challenge with a product designed specifically for
the needs of online marketers. In order to target customers with relevant
content, online marketing teams need to build fully segmented campaigns
based on customer behavior. The Enterprise Edition of Campaign Commander
provides an integrated solution that enables marketers to take control of
their client data, rapidly discover 'smart segments' in customer
intelligence and immediately make those segments available for new
Nick Heys, CEO of Emailvision, said, "The days of 'one size fits all'
marketing are quickly coming to a close. The future of online marketing will
be smarter marketing that delivers higher response rates and more profitable
In Forrester Research Inc.'s August 2011 report: "US Interactive
Marketing Forecast 2011 To 2016", Vice President and Principal Analyst Shar
VanBoskirk writes, "We've long said that spending more to send the right
message will enrich lifetime value. Well, at last email marketers are
investing in analytics as part of a larger focus on customer relationship
management (CRM) and customer intelligence."
Xavier Chauvin, the CEO of Beauté Privee said, "As a private sales
company specializing in cosmetics and well-being, our goal is to
continuously target recipients with the most relevant content and offers. In
the very first product demonstration we could rapidly see opportunities for
new customer segments and campaigns. We look forward to working with the new
Campaign Commander Enterprise Edition to send more targeted marketing
programs to our customers."
Campaign Commander Enterprise Edition features four integrated
components that work together to rapidly explore and visualize client data,
execute multi-channel online campaigns and monitor key performance
indicators through a customizable marketing dashboard.
Amanda McCreary, eCommerce Manager at Magic Beans, a retail company
dedicated to select children's products, said, "The Customer Intelligence in
Campaign Commander Enterprise Edition gives us the tools to understand where
we are today and how customers are purchasing and interacting with us. The
simple drag and drop interface allows non-database marketing people like
myself the ability to dig deep into customer segments and understand the
data behind the customer."
Emailvision is the international leader in software as a service (SaaS)
for email, mobile and social media marketing. The Emailvision mission is to
provide excellence in software and services for online relationship
marketing. With offices and client service teams in 19 countries,
Emailvision delivers 350,000 campaigns per month on behalf of 4,000 clients
worldwide. This unprecedented quality of service is driven by 12 years of
research and development and by Emailvision's 600 passionate employees. The
company is privately owned by Francisco Partners.
Campaign Commander Enterprise Edition features four integrated
- Customer Intelligence
Customer Intelligence enables marketers to rapidly explore and visualize
their client data. Millions of records can be analyzed in seconds with
drag and drop features that make data analysis easy-to-use and highly
accessible for online marketing teams.
- Email and Mobile Marketing
The intuitive features in Email and Mobile Marketing move marketers from
the basics of campaign execution to more advanced tactics in online
relationship marketing. Now fully integrated with Customer Intelligence,
campaigns can be executed with targeted 'smart segments' that generate
higher response rates with every campaign.
- Social Media Marketing
Social Media Marketing allows marketers to execute synchronized
marketing campaigns across all of the major social media channels.
Marketers can accelerate their social activities, manage highly dynamic
communities and measure the business impact from social campaigns.
- Campaign Commander Dashboard
Designed specifically for users of Campaign Commander, this innovative
marketing dashboard provides a single view of key performance indicators
coming from customer data plus email, mobile and social campaigns. Fully
customized widgets display real-time views on all activities.
MWW Group for Emailvision
The internet exchange point France IX enlarges its footprint to the
strategic location of Marseille. This is the 9th point of presence (PoP) in
France and the first out of Paris.
Extending its network in SFR NetCenter in Marseille was a cornerstone of
France IX's strategy right from the beginning. This move indeed enables the
global peering point to open France to the world and more precisely to Asia,
Middle East and Africa.
As many submarine communication cables land in Marseille (i.e SEACOM,
I-ME-WE, TGN Eurasia) France IX positions its new PoP as the front door to
world exchanges. The exponential internet traffic coming from these areas of
the world needs a way to enter Europe and spread over it.
Even if France IX's goal is to connect France to the outside in the
peering world, part of France IX's roadmap consists of investing the French
regional areas in order to gather as many French operators, ISPs, hosters
and so on as possible. This can happen in two different ways. In regions
where an internet exchange point is already well-established France IX will
set up partnerships as it was done with Lyonix, the internet exchange point
based in Lyon. Otherwise France IX will gradually look for places to install
a PoP and reach out to new French peers.
Thus Marseille represents the first of several network extensions in
From now on any entity owning an Autonomous System Number (ASN) and
present in SFR Netcenter can access France IX's peering services and
exchange traffic with more than 100 operators, CDNs, gamers and other peers.
France IX is the latest generation IXP based in France which offers
Unicast and Multicast IPv4/IPv6 public peering and private peering (Closed
User Groups) through various connection ports: 100 Mbps copper, 1000 Mbps
copper, 1 Gbps SX or LX and 10 Gbps LR. For further information, visit the
website http://www.franceix.net or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
D-Link Launches New PowerLine 200Mbps Mini Adapters
Small Form Factor Adapters Let Consumers Discretely Turn Any Electrical Outlet into a High-Speed Home Network Connection
FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Oct. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- D-Link today announced its latest in PowerLine 200Mbps home networking solutions with a new line of mini adapters. The PowerLine AV Mini Adapter (DHP-310AV) and PowerLine AV Mini Adapter Starter Kit (DHP-311AV), as well as the PowerLine AV 4-Port Switch Mini Adapter Starter Kit (DHP-348AV) instantly transform a home's existing electrical wiring into a high-speed home network. PowerLine technology delivers a high-performance, reliable and secure wireless signal throughout the home - ideal for connecting a desktop, laptop or wired entertainment device in those hard-to-reach spots, such as homes or small offices where concrete walls, successive floors in multi-storied buildings, or other architectural impediments could inhibit a wireless signal.
Delivering speeds of up to 200Mbps( )over existing electrical wiring, D-Link's latest PowerLine products are ideal for high-bandwidth network-ready devices such as the Boxee Box by D-Link, Blu-ray players, gaming consoles, and more. And the compact size only takes up one electrical outlet on a standard plug, enabling consumers to plug in more devices.
"D-Link PowerLine solutions are designed to meet the growing demand for a strong and reliable wireless network at every spot within the home, regardless of the structural or environmental hindrances," said Daniel Kelley, associate vice president of consumer marketing, D-Link North America. "By tapping into a home's existing electrical wiring, our new PowerLine switch kit and mini adapters offer a high-speed network for not only previously unreachable coverage areas, but for entire home entertainment systems, providing uninterrupted connectivity for playing, working and enjoying all types of media."
The PowerLine AV Mini Adapter and PowerLine AV Mini Adapter Starter Kit (includes two adapters) can be plugged into an existing power outlet to add a PowerLine connection to an existing PowerLine Network. Or, create a PowerLine right out of the box using the PowerLine AV 4-Port Switch Mini Adapter Starter Kit, which includes the PowerLine AV 4-Port Switch and one adapter. Simply connect the adapter into an existing outlet, connect it to the router and plug the switch into any other room for an instant shared connection. Equipped with 4 ports, the switch enables consumers to connect more devices per room - ideal for a home entertainment system or home office - eliminating the hassle of tangled and messy wires.
Availability and Pricing
These new PowerLine products are now available throughout D-Link's vast network of retail and e-tail outlets in the U.S. and at the company's online store, http://www.dlinkshop.com. Retail pricing is as follows:
-- PowerLine AV Mini Adapter (DHP-310AV) - $59.99
-- PowerLine AV Mini Adapter Starter Kit (DHP-311AV) - $109.99
-- PowerLine AV 4-Port Switch Mini Adapter Starter Kit (DHP-348AV) -
Celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2011, D-Link is the global leader in connectivity for home, small business, mid- to large-sized enterprise environments, and service providers. An award-winning designer, developer, and manufacturer, D-Link implements and supports unified network solutions that integrate capabilities in switching, wireless, broadband, storage, IP Surveillance, and cloud-based network management. For more information visit http://www.dlink.com or connect with D-Link on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/dlink) and Twitter (http://www.twitter.com/dlink).
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minnesota, October 25, 2011/PRNewswire/ --
A burglar deterrent called "FakeTV" saves energy and might possibly save
your possessions. FakeTV came into existence because Blaine Readler of
California used to leave his television on every time he left home. He
figured that if a would-be thief saw the flickering glow of a TV he would
think someone is home. The burglar would likely move on to an easier target.
One evening it occurred to Blaine that all the burglar would see was the
light shining through the curtains. He would not see the actual images shown
on the power-hungry television. It seemed a shame to waste all that energy
making a picture nobody saw. Blaine set about to invent a device called
"FakeTV" that replicates the light made by a TV, but not the images.
Blaine studied real televisions. The light they produce may seem random
at first glance. A closer look shows that the TV light consists of scene
changes, on-screen motion, color changes, and other elements. You would not,
for example, confuse the light from a TV with the random flashing colored
lights made by a Christmas tree. FakeTV reproduces all of the light effects
of real TV, and it never repeats. The result? Viewed from outside the home,
FakeTV looks just like real TV.
Most televisions turn on with buttons and cannot be used with timers.
Leaving a television set on for days at a time is an effective burglar
deterrent, but a waste of energy. FakeTV is much greener, consuming just one
fiftieth the power of a real television. Yet, the twelve built-in
super-bright LEDs produce the equivalent total light output of a 27" LCD TV.
Also, televisions gradually get dimmer with time. It wastes resources to use
up the life of the TV with nobody watching it. One customer says she needed
a television on to fall asleep, and now she uses her FakeTV. That is a green
benefit Blaine did not expect!
FakeTV costs about euro 35 in most European countries. FakeTV is a
trademark of Hydreon Corporation, and the device is patented. For more
information visit http://www.faketv.com
Industry's First Integrated Wireless Receiver Gives U-verse TV Customers More Freedom to Easily Watch TV Anywhere, in Any Room in the Home
DALLAS, Oct. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- You've probably always arranged your living room furniture around one fixture, without even thinking twice about it: the TV and TV outlet. For the first time ever, U-verse TV customers have the flexibility to set up their TV virtually wherever they want it -- anywhere, in any room, on any wall.
The AT&T* U-verse® TV Wireless Receiver is the first fully-integrated wireless receiver available from any TV provider, and gives U-verse TV customers even more freedom to watch TV when and where they want it, including rooms without an existing U-verse outlet. The Wireless Receiver will be available for order on Monday, Oct. 31. With the U-verse Wireless Receiver, you can enjoy:
-- The flexibility to design your room and arrange your furniture to suit
your style, since the TV is no longer tied to the TV outlet. In a
customer survey conducted by AT&T, more than two-thirds of respondents
said it was very or somewhat important to have the flexibility to move
the TV from one location to another without needing a TV outlet.
-- The ability to have a TV in rooms not typically wired for TV, including
an outdoor covered patio. More than 80 percent of customers said an
important reason for having a Wireless Receiver was so they could place
a TV in a room where there's not an existing TV outlet, such as a
kitchen or outdoors. More than half of survey respondents said they
would most likely use a Wireless Receiver to move a TV to their porch or
-- The ability to easily move your TV for special events. Thirty percent of
customers surveyed said they would relocate a TV so they could have
multiple TVs in a room to watch a sporting or pay-per-view event.
-- The ability to move your TV to the guest room or basement for house
guests. More than 59 percent of survey respondents said they would
relocate a TV to entertain visitors or guests.
-- Extra value of one receiver serving multiple rooms. With the flexibility
and ease to move your TV around your home, the U-verse Wireless Receiver
eliminates the need for dedicated U-verse receivers in less-frequented
-- A faster and simpler set-up process for customers and U-verse
technicians. The U-verse Wireless Receiver simply connects to the TV and
plugs into a power outlet. A wireless signal strength indicator helps
you find the best place for your U-verse Wireless Receiver.
-- The same advanced U-verse TV experience and features available today,
including the ability to watch live Standard Definition or High
Definition TV and access interactive TV apps, your program guide, the
U-verse Movies library and more. The Wireless Receiver also has full
Total Home DVR capabilities to manage and play back recordings and pause
and rewind live TV from any TV in the home.
"For decades, the TV outlet has dictated how viewers can arrange their furniture and where they place their TV," said David Christopher, chief marketing officer, AT&T Mobility and Consumer Markets. "Now, for the first time, customers have the freedom to move the TV virtually whenever and wherever they want to, without a special appointment with a service technician. It's another innovation for U-verse TV."
The U-verse Wireless Receiver is available for a one-time fee of $49 and a standard $7 per month receiver rental fee.
How it Works
TV content is delivered from the wireless access point near the residential gateway over your in-home Wi-Fi to the U-verse Wireless Receiver, made by Cisco. All U-verse Internet packages include wireless home networking at no extra cost. The easy set-up reduces the time for installation appointments because technicians won't need to rewire or add outlets, and it's also simple for existing customers to add a wireless receiver on their own.
You may view a demo of the U-verse Wireless Receiver here.
AT&T U-verse TV is the fastest growing TV service in the country and the only 100 percent Internet Protocol-based television (IPTV) service offered by a national service provider. U-verse is built on the mission of bringing customers an innovative and better experience than cable, and the industry's first fully-integrated Wireless Receiver is the latest example in a long line of enhancements. AT&T U-verse TV ranked "Highest in Residential Television Service Satisfaction in the North Central, South and West Regions," according to the J.D. Power and Associates 2011 Residential Television Service Provider Satisfaction Study(SM).
*AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.
AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) is a premier communications holding company and one of the most honored companies in the world. Its subsidiaries and affiliates - AT&T operating companies - are the providers of AT&T services in the United States and around the world. With a powerful array of network resources that includes the nation's fastest mobile broadband network, AT&T is a leading provider of wireless, Wi-Fi, high speed Internet, voice and cloud-based services. A leader in mobile broadband and emerging 4G capabilities, AT&T also offers the best wireless coverage worldwide of any U.S. carrier, offering the most wireless phones that work in the most countries. It also offers advanced TV services under the AT&T U-verse® and AT&T | DIRECTV brands. The company's suite of IP-based business communications services is one of the most advanced in the world. In domestic markets, AT&T Advertising Solutions and AT&T Interactive are known for their leadership in local search and advertising.
AT&T U-verse TV: Residential customers only. Prices, programming, features and offers subject to change without notice. A one-time TV service activation fee of $36 applies. A one-time fee of $49, and monthly recurring fee of $7, per wireless receiver applies; power outlet and connection of receiver to TV required; Limit 2 per household. Technical restrictions apply; may not be available to all customers.
AT&T U-verse received the highest numerical score among television service providers in the North Central, South and West regions in the proprietary J.D. Power and Associates 2011 Residential Television Service Satisfaction Study(SM). Study based on 23,880 total responses from measuring 12 providers in the North Central region (IL, IN, MI, OH, WI), 13 providers in the South (AL, AR, FL, GA, KS, KY, LA, MS, MO, NC, OK, SC, TN, TX), and 10 providers in the West (AZ, CA, CO, ID, IA, MN, MT, NE, NV, NM, ND, OR, SD, UT, WA, WY) and measures consumer satisfaction with television service. Proprietary study results are based on experiences and perceptions of consumers surveyed in Nov. 2010, Jan. 2011, April 2011 and July 2011. Your experiences may vary. Visit jdpower.com.
Launch coincides with 3rd Quarter 2011 Earnings Call scheduled for October 25, 2011
SAN DIEGO, Oct. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- AL International, Inc. (JCOF-PK), (http://www.alintjcof.com), a multi-dimensional direct seller of a wide range of consumer products and services and vertically-integrated producer of the finest coffees for the commercial, retail and direct sales channels, today unveiled its new corporate web site at http://www.alintjcof.com. Visitors to the new site can find out stock information; read the company mission, vision culture, and values; and also be directed to its subsidiary web sites.
"I'm pleased with the look and feel of our new Corporate web site," said Steve Wallach, CEO of AL International. "It will be a solid source of information for anyone who wants to learn more about who we are and where we're going as a company."
About AL International
AL International, Inc. (JCOF-PK) is a fast-growing, innovative, multi-dimensional company that offers a wide range of consumer products and services, primarily through person-to-person selling relationships that comprise a "network of networks." The company also is a vertically-integrated producer of the finest coffees for the commercial, retail and direct sales channels. AL International was formed after the merger of Youngevity® Essential Life Sciences (http://www.youngevity.com) and Javalution Coffee Company in the summer of 2011.
About CLR Roasters
CLR Roasters was established in 2003 and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of AL International. CLR Roasters produces coffees under its own Cafe LaRica brand, as well as under a variety of private labels through major national sales outlets and to major customers. It also markets a unique line of coffees with health benefits under the JavaFit® brand.
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AL International, Inc.
CONTACT: Vanessa Hunter, AL International, Inc., +1-619-934-3214, email@example.com
NEW YORK, Oct. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- New York City trademark lawyer, Karen Bernstein, announced that the domain name, Occupy.com, is being offered for sale. Ms. Bernstein says that her client has owned the domain name for over ten years. "Here's this domain name that's just been sitting there doing nothing for all these years and can now be put to good use. The timing couldn't be better." "It's like a perfect storm," says Ms. Bernstein.
The New York Observer first broke the story about the sale of the domain name. Ms. Bernstein said that "there are many things that one can do with this wonderful domain name, but given the current state of affairs with the Occupy movement people like George Soros, the unions, and celebrities that have publicly stated they are behind the Occupy movement should buy Occupy.com to use it to spread their own message in support of the group or to donate the domain name to the tech savvy Occupy movement, who already use Twitter and other social media outlets to spread the word about their demonstrations." "It's a no brainer," Ms. Bernstein said.
RTT DeltaPix 1.0 - Professional Image Production Made Easy
MUNICH, Oct. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- RTT introduced its new RTT DeltaPix 1.0 software which is an uncomplicated tool that simplifies the creation of professional images based on 3D data. The technology works with CAD/CAS and 3D data as well as with ready-made scenes from RTT DeltaGen. In just a few steps, realistic images and animations, accurate in every detail, can be generated for any application in design and engineering. Integration in RTT DeltaGen environments as well as the possibility to import JT/PLMXML data promotes streamlined access to PDM and PLM systems and a flexible, efficient workflow.
High-quality product images have become irreplaceable in both internal and external communication. Designers, engineers, marketing departments and agencies generally need specialists to produce this vital material. With RTT DeltaPix's ease of use, producing professional product images and animations based on 3D data has become highly efficient child's play.
Company-wide usage for optimal processing
RTT DeltaPix supports many file formats. Besides CAD/CAS data and 3D formats, RTT DeltaGen models can be imported seamlessly and processed further. Thanks to the import of JT/PLMXML data and the complete integration in RTT DeltaGen environments, the software blends perfectly in the process landscape - this increases efficiency and reduces both costs and output time.
Rapid, flexible image creation for higher productivity
Image generation with RTT DeltaPix is very easily configured through the extremely user-friendly range of functions that can be understood with no prior 3D knowledge. Any user can produce professional-looking images and turntables in almost no time. Important factors such as design, materiality, lighting, shadows and reflection can be checked instantly while creating the image - thanks to realtime display. All work will match the given requirements precisely.
Highly realistic images for convincing presentations
Products are best represented in superior quality - the "look and feel" experience in particular is positively influenced by a realistic presentation. Convincing images for product comparison, design and engineering reviews and for a multitude of applications in marketing and sales promotion can now be rapidly created and made available with RTT DeltaPix. At this point, the efficiency and advantages benefit not only the design communication but, the whole product life cycle is optimally supported - from first concept to product launch.
Main advantages include:
-- Easy to learn - no 3D expertise required
-- Custom solution for image production
-- No data preparation required
-- Integration with the RTT software platform
-- Outstanding display quality
-- Realtime display of changes to scenes and materials
-- Recycling of RTT DeltaGen 3D content provided
-- JT/PLMXML data import
-- Complete compatibility with PDM and PLM systems with RTT DeltaGen
-- Import of numerous CAD/CAS and 3D data formats
-- Optimal use of the newest NVIDIA GPU technology for the best performance
You can find more information and access a downloadable trial version of RTT DeltaPix 1.0 on http://www.rtt.ag under Software.
RTT provides creative, fascinating 3D visualization solutions highlighting products realistically and enabling them to be experienced in realtime. The company assists customers throughout the entire life cycle of their products - from development, design and marketing to sales and distribution. The 3D data model from product development provides a working basis for all subsequent steps in the product life cycle, for example, creating rapid computer-generated, photorealistic product illustrations for marketing or a 3D online product configuration for the website. In so doing, RTT not only speeds up its customers' decision-making and development processes, but also opens up new avenues for them in sales and marketing. The company was founded in 1999 and has its head office in Munich. RTT has about 500 employees and 14 offices across the world. Well-known companies across the globe rely on the quality provided by RTT. Examples are Adidas, Airbus, Audi, BASF, BMW, Daimler, Electrolux, Eurocopter, Ferrari, General Motors, Harley-Davidson, Miele, Nissan, Porsche, Samsung, Sony Ericsson, The North Face, Toyota and Volkswagen. RTT AG is a listed public limited company (Xetra: R1T; WKN: 701220; ISIN: DE0007012205). Further information is available at http://www.rtt.ag.
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Evolution Robotics Expands National Retail Distribution for Mint Automatic Floor Cleaner Product Line
Due to Overwhelming Demand, Mint Plus, Mint and Accessories Expands to Nearly 6,000 Additional U.S. Retail Locations
PASADENA, Calif., Oct. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Evolution Robotics, Inc., a leading robotics technology company, today announced the expanded U.S. retail availability of its popular Mint(TM) product line. Due to the high popularity of the Mint Automatic Floor Cleaner, which sold out in 2010, the products will now be available at national retail locations including Bed Bath & Beyond, Best Buy, Target and Walmart, and online at Amazon.com.
Mint Automatic Floor Cleaner and Mint Plus automatically sweep and mop hard surface floors using popular cleaning cloths, such as Swiffer® brand Dry and Wet Cloths and other similar products. With more consumer demand for hard floor surfacing and a desire for cleaner living such as allergen-free environments and cleaning options for pet owners, there is a higher demand for a quality product that keeps floors sparkling clean while saving consumers' time. To address this need, Evolution Robotics first introduced Mint and recently introduced Mint Plus with even more cleaning features.
"Our focus is to continue to evolve the Mint product line and deliver the best in automatic floor care today. Due to the tremendous consumer demand, we've expanded our availability to thousands of retail locations and online," said Dr. Paolo Pirjanian, CEO of Evolution Robotics. "Now consumers can choose from the award-winning Mint, as well as our new Mint Plus and accessories line to fit their needs. Mint and Mint Plus are smart enough to sweep and mop floors on their own, allowing users to spend their time on what matters the most to them."
Mint Plus was released in fall 2011 and features several upgrades including the Pro-Clean System, faster recharge and a battery life of up to four hours. The Pro-Clean System mop includes a special Reservoir Cleaning Pad which dispenses liquid throughout the cleaning cycle, continually refreshing the Pro Clean microfiber cloth with fresh fluid. The fluid reserve keeps the cloth damp so Mint Plus can mop up to 350 square feet in a single cleaning cycle. Mint Plus starts at $299.99, while the award-winning Mint Automatic Floor Cleaner will be available at retailers starting at $199.99.
Evolving Technology and Design
Building on Evolution Robotics' award-winning Mint, current and new users will gain greater flexibility and peace of mind with additional offerings and advancements:
-- Turbo Charging Cradle - Mint Plus users can cut charge time in half with
the Turbo Charging Cradle. Frequent users can now clean for up to four
hours of dry sweeping and recharge in just two hours. The cradle easily
fits into small spaces and provides a convenient place to store Mint
Plus when not in use.
-- NorthStar® and NorthStar® 2.0 Technology - Mint products adapt to
different home environments using first-of-their-kind floor sensors to
navigate and clean a room systematically to ensure the Mint doesn't miss
a spot. The latest technology available with Mint Plus, NorthStar® 2.0,
features an extendable cleaning area. Consumers can now use two or more
NorthStar® Navigation Cubes to expand the cleaning area, up to 2,000
square feet. NorthStar® 2.0 also includes a new 'Pause' function which
allows consumers to change cleaning cloths mid-cycle and resume cleaning
areas not yet covered.
-- Sleek, Compact Design - To clean into hard to reach places, the Mint's
innovative compact, square design breaks the mold of traditional round
robots allowing the cleaning cloth to clean along edges of walls and all
the way into corners. Consumers can also choose between the original
white Mint or the new black Mint Plus.
For a full list of product information, retail locations and online availability, please visit http://www.mintcleaner.com.
SOURCE Evolution Robotics
CONTACT: Corina Galdamez, Edelman for Evolution Robotics, +1-323-761-6511, email@example.com
E-Commerce Company Announces New Web Site Just in Time for Holiday Shopping
MURRAY, Utah, Oct. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Utah-based e-commerce company, Blue Robin Ventures LLC, today announced the launch of a new online shopping mall at http://www.BlueRobinVentures.com.
Founder and President of Blue Robin Ventures LLC, Robyn Fewkes, said, "We have an extensive line of products, including all types of gifts and collections. The holidays are a busy time for everyone, so we've launched a Web site that saves people time and money when it comes to shopping."
BlueRobinVentures.com, which operates as an electronic commerce (e-commerce) Web site, offers thousands of products priced below retail value. Product categories include apparel, automotive, home, jewelry, music, games, sporting goods, tools, books, computers, personal electronics, health and beauty, and more. Each day, BlueRobinVentures displays the best selling product, and announces a new product.
Fewkes added, "We have everything a shopping mall has; we're just enabling our customers to shop from the convenience of their own homes."
For customer convenience, all products are organized by category and BlueRobinVentures.com has a search functionality for customers to quickly find exactly what they are looking for. New products are added to the Web site frequently, and the Web site can be translated into a number of different languages for customer preference.
All major credit cards are accepted and items purchased through the site can be shipped anywhere in the United States. BlueRobinVentures.com is SSL Secured for safe shopping and a customer service team is available to assist with ordering. The team is available during normal business hours and can be contacted by filling out a form on the Web site.
New STN® Revolutionizes Patent Searching for Professionals
Redesigned STN retains what customers value most while phasing in advanced search and analysis capabilities beginning in 2012
COLUMBUS, Ohio and KARLSRUHE, Germany, Oct. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The STN partners, Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) in the U.S. and FIZ Karlsruhe in Germany, are pleased to announce that a completely new STN will be phased into the market beginning in 2012.
The new platform will bring improved efficiency and usability at the expert level. Powerful new elements will include:
-- Project-oriented workflow,
-- Combined text and structure queries,
-- Simultaneous query and results interaction,
-- Real-time analysis of results, and
-- Virtually no system limits.
"While New STN will offer a wide range of advancements, it will retain the unique values of STN that are trusted by patent search professionals today, including the STN command line, search precision and high-quality content," said Sabine Brunger-Weilandt, President and CEO of FIZ Karlsruhe.
"Our focus on patent professionals also encompasses the STN commitment to a secure and confidential research environment, as well as training and support by our scientists, which will be hallmarks of the new system," said Robert J. Massie, President of CAS.
Teams of information technology professionals at FIZ Karlsruhe and CAS have designed and developed the new system with active guidance and insights from a global customer advisory council. "It is exciting to be part of the development process of the new STN platform," stated Dr. Mark Harper, patent information analyst at Sanofi and member of the STN Advisory Council. "The new system will greatly improve efficiency when searching STN, resulting from improved workflow support for patent experts."
An alpha release to the STN Advisory Council is planned for later this year, and a release to global STN fixed fee customers will follow in 2012. The initial customer release will comprise the core databases of CAS and Thomson Reuters, a number of full-text patent files, and a suite of critical features and functions. Subsequent releases will be enhanced with additional databases and functionality.
The current STN system, including STN Express and STN on the Web, will continue to be available and fully supported throughout the development of the new platform.
STN® is the search tool that patent experts including the world's major patent offices depend on for precision searching and comprehensive, timely and high-quality coverage of science and intellectual property information. STN provides access to more than 170 databases and is the premier single source for the world's disclosed scientific and technical research. STN databases can be accessed through STN Express®, STN® on the Web(SM) and STN Easy®. STN is operated jointly by CAS and FIZ Karlsruhe worldwide and is represented in Japan by JAICI.
Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS), a division of the American Chemical Society, is the world's authority for chemical information. Our databases are curated and quality-controlled by CAS scientists and recognized by chemical and pharmaceutical companies, universities, government organizations and patent offices around the world as authoritative. By combining these databases with advanced search and analysis technologies (SciFinder®, STN® and Science IP®), CAS delivers the most current, complete and cross-linked secure digital information environment for scientific discovery. Learn more at http://www.cas.org.
About FIZ Karlsruhe
FIZ Karlsruhe - Leibniz Institute for Information Infrastructure is a not-for-profit organization with the public mission to make sci-tech information from all over the world publicly available and to provide related services in order to support the national and international transfer of knowledge and the promotion of innovation.
Our business areas:
-- STN International - the world's leading online service for research and
patent information in science and technology
-- KnowEsis - innovative eScience solutions to support the process of
research in all its stages, and throughout all scientific disciplines
-- Databases and Information Services - databases and science portals in
mathematics, computer science, crystallography, chemistry and energy
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"Disintegration Man" Strikes a Chord With The Left & The Right
Rebecca Pidgeon's new single
Called A True "WHO is IT song?"
NEW YORK, Oct. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Critically acclaimed singer-songwriter Rebecca Pidgeon's new single "Disintegration Man" has struck a chord with both the left & the right. Asking "Where is the Dude who can do it for us?" The song, with corresponding video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W_meXHRRJS8 has taken on a whole new meeting in America's current volatile political climate, and has received thousands of youtube hits this weekend spurred by a Huffington Post nod as a song that perfectly captures America's "topical zeitgeist" right now.
The video came about after Rebecca performed the song at Farm Aid this summer and met up with a couple of Kansas filmmakers who were inspired by the mystery of "Disintegration Man." They thought it summed up this country's current state of confusion and were curious to know who she was talking about in the song.
"That," says Rebecca with a smile, "is exactly what the song is about-how we have to stop looking for a 'superman' to solve our problems, stop blaming the other guy's superman for not solving our problems, and just get on with it."
The rootsy blues driving "Disintegration Man" is one of the songs from Rebecca's new album entitled Slingshot to be released on November 15. Recorded with Grammy Award winning producer Larry Klein (Joni Mitchell, Madeleine Peyroux, Herbie Hancock) the deeply melodic Slingshot features 12 songs including the hooky single "Get Up Get Out," a poignant version of Warren Zevon's "Searching For A Heart," the semi-autobiographical "I Loved No One," and the country tinged ballad written by Pidgeon and her husband, Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright/film director David Mamet, entitled "Baby Please Come Home Again."
Pidgeon has shared the stage with Aimee Mann, Madeleine Peyroux, Jeffrey Gaines, Peter Himmelman, Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Dave Matthews and Neil Young, just to name a few. She recently performed at the Hampton's Film Festival, completed a string of sold out dates with Keb Mo, and is finishing up a headlining run on the Wine, Women & Song (WWS) Tour, a series of concerts coordinated by an all-women wine company Women of the Vine.
Antero Executes Contract With riteByMe.com to Offer Person-to-Person Payment Technology
HARBOR CITY, Calif., Oct. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Anoteros, Inc. (OTCBB: ANOS) through its wholly-owned subsidiary Antero Payment Solutions, Inc., (Antero) announced the execution of a Private Label Agreement with Consolidated Fleet Management Corp. to provide person-to-person payment technology for their riteByMe.com division. The agreement gives riteByMe.com opportunity to significantly simplify the lives of its unbanked customers, allowing customers the freedom to be self-banked by utilizing the riteByMe.com person-to-person payment technology.
Michael J. Sinnwell, Jr., President and CEO notes that, "Antero in concert with riteByMe.com, customers won't need to set up a third-party account or use credit cards or bank debit cards to make a payment to riteByMe.com Merchants. It's a solution to bring clients and merchants back to the customary handshake."
"We are happy to be partnering with Antero. We believe that their product will add value for our customers and gives us the ability to further penetrate the person-to-person payment market place," said Phil Dorsinvil, CEO of riteByMe.
riteByMe.com is a Long Island, New York based company consisting primarily of riteByMe.com and several other supporting sites. As a result of creating a virtual community that seamlessly interacts with its physical counterpart, riteByMe provides members with a fully automated option to explore the community they live, work, and play in. This approach makes riteByMe the first true online experience, designed to help residents make the most of their geographic community by knowing what's expected of them, and what they can expect from others doing the same. riteByMe.com offers innovative solutions to community problems by: Minimizing miscommunication between community roles; consumers, businesses, organizations, etc. Establishing a financial platform in the community enhancing its member's ability to manage spending or to aid the transfer or obtainment of money. Consistently creating positive experiences when seeking Food, Services, Jobs, and Entertainment within the community. Redirecting member attention towards community resources using interactive web tools and a number of local alliances
Publicly-traded Anoteros, Inc. (OTCBB: ANOS) has a wholly-owned subsidiary - Antero Payment Solutions, Inc. (Antero) - With the currently offered suite of products such as P2P, Virtual Card programs and Mobile Wallets, Antero will create multiple points of interchange; fee based and "on us" types (Antero internal transactions, usually at a reduced fee compared with institutional transaction). This array of products not only provides consumers with an innovative new secure shopping experience, but also brings a new standard in authorization and settlement which may significantly lower the cost of transactions for merchants. With the benefit of lower fees and fewer chargebacks, we can offer alternative payment platforms as a valuable add-on feature for any retail or e-commerce merchant. Our technology allows customers to manage transactions through their favourite retailer, self-service stations or their mobile device.
Antero has a strong commitment to working closely with multiple marketing partners and financial institutions on the development of mutually beneficial pricing models. The goal is to support strong and aggressive growth and acceptance in the marketplace; a strategy that enhances the success of both partners with profitable market development and execution. Antero and affiliated companies are working closely with partners to understand their business needs and co-develop next generation financial transaction systems and services that allow the company and its affiliates to be an industry leader. Our existing joint ventures and strong partner alliances emphasize leading-edge technologies to service the "cashless society" and alternative payment solutions in tomorrow's economy.
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