New App from BECU and Slalom Consulting Promotes Financial Literacy
Seattle area High School Students are the first to benefit
SEATTLE, May 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --SomeSeattle-area high school students have a new app on their mobile devices, created to help teenagers better understand how to manage their personal finances. Seattle's Slalom Consulting has partnered with BECU to develop an application on Slalom's mLevel "gamification" platform, which uses games to create entertaining experiences for learning, training and business activities.
BECU, Washington's largest community credit union, is leading an effort to find new and innovative ways to enrich financial literacy education in schools. BECU strives to empower young people with financial knowledge in order to better prepare them for their future. BECU engaged Slalom to develop a financial literacy application for the classroom via PC, smartphones, and tablet computers for students across Seattle.
Slalom used mLevel, hosted on the Microsoft Windows Azure cloud platform, to gamify financial literacy lessons. With BECU, they developed three games; "Banking 101," "Car-Buying Basics," and "Give Me Some Credit" that augment the learning experience and reinforce the importance of making responsible financial decisions. With the app or website, students are able to demonstrate their prowess in the personal finance arena, applying the knowledge they gain in the classroom to compete with peers. The students are encouraged to continue to play all of the games outside of the classroom to improve their personal score. A leader board aggregates scores across the nine participating classrooms from four area schools.
The app can be downloaded to a range of devices including on the Windows Phone, iOS, and Android platforms. A web based version is also available for use on personal computers. Each 90-second game contains 30 true/false and multiple-choice questions where students earn points for each correctly answered question.
"The BECU mLevel Challenge combines two topics that are meaningful to many high school students: competition and smartphones," noted Slalom Consulting Practice Area Lead Justin Jarrett. "Students love to compete and, as many parents know, they spend a lot of time with their smartphones. Slalom is gratified to be able to combine our technology expertise with the financial education experience of our partner, BECU, to help improve the financial literacy of students."
A survey by Capital One found that 45 percent of high-school graduates are unsure or unprepared to manage their own banking and personal finances. A National Endowment for Financial Education study discovered that only 12 percent of K-12 teachers have taken a workshop on teaching personal finance. The app from BECU and Slalom, combined with lessons taught in the classroom by BECU educators, is designed to help teachers bridge that gap.
"Our goal with our financial education efforts is to help individuals make more informed financial decisions," said BECU Senior Vice President of Member Strategies Tom Berquist. "By using technology that students are comfortable with and adding an element of competition to make it fun, we see this app as a unique and innovative way to engage high school students on the subject of financial literacy."
The BECU mLevel Challenge games are being piloted in several Seattle area high schools over the next two weeks. Given a successful pilot, the program will be rolled out to more Puget Sound-area schools in the fall. Slalom and BECU will analyze metrics and document the lessons learned from students, teachers and administrators using the app to enhance the game for the coming school year.
About Slalom Consulting
Slalom Consulting brings business and technology expertise together to help companies drive enterprise performance, accelerate innovation, enhance the customer experience, and increase employee productivity. The firm delivers award-winning solutions in such areas as business intelligence, mobility and cloud through a national network of local offices across 11 North American cities.
Founded in 2001 and based in Seattle, Wash., Slalom has rapidly grown to more than 1,500 consultants. The company has earned recognition from Microsoft as the "United States Partner of the Year" and "Online Services Partner of the Year," as well as one of the "Top 10 Best Firms to Work For" by Consulting Magazine. For more information, visit http://www.slalom.com
Governed by a volunteer Board of Directors, BECU is a not-for-profit credit union owned by the members. Profits are returned to the members in the form of better rates and fewer fees. With more than 750,000 members and more than $10.0 billion in assets, BECU is the largest credit union in Washington and one of the top five financial cooperatives in the country. BECU currently operates over 40 locations in the Puget Sound region. All Washington state residents are eligible to join.
Marketo Introduces First Integrated Solution for Social Marketing Automation
Now Marketers Can Add a Social Word-of-Mouth Boost to All Campaigns, Rapidly and Easily Create Social Promotions, and Identify Key Social Influencers to Determine Their Impact on Business Results
SAN FRANCISCO, May 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Marketo Summit 2012 -- In his keynote at Marketo Summit 2012 (#MUS12), Marketo President and CEO Phil Fernandez announced that Marketo is ushering in a new era of marketing automation with the launch of Marketo Social Marketing, a suite of powerful and easy-to-use products to make every marketing campaign inherently social. The suite's first offerings, Marketo Social Boost and Marketo Social Promotions, include a new collection of social campaign applications such as video sharing, voting, sweepstakes and referrals. The products are tightly integrated with the company's award-winning marketing automation platform, so marketers can add a word-of-mouth marketing lift to every campaign, track the impact of individuals' sharing through social channels, and nurture relationships with the most influential customers.
No other marketing automation or social media marketing product offers this degree of synergy between social campaigns and traditional digital and offline marketing activities.
Add a Word-of-Mouth Boost to Every Campaign
Word of mouth has always been the most effective form of marketing. People talk with one another about their experiences and proudly promote the brands they love. The rapid emergence of social networks like Facebook and Twitter has put word-of-mouth marketing on steroids, as we all regularly see ideas in social media "go viral." The new challenge for marketers has been stimulating, expanding and tracking these positive social conversations. Marketo's innovations in social marketing automation enable businesses to harness the power of each individual's social network, so one inspired influencer can reach hundreds within seconds. The new solution provides compelling engagement applications to entice people to share content they find interesting. Marketo Social Boost's features include an easy-to-use Facebook Page builder, voting and polling applications, video and event-triggered sharing, social comments, and ratings. Marketers no longer have to think about "social" as a separate type of activity, but instead can broaden the reach and effectiveness of every existing campaign and channel.
Rapidly and Easily Create Social Promotions
Digital marketing campaigns have historically sought to find new buyers using traditional channels like web sites, search marketing and banner ads, or targeting a list of known contacts through channels like email, web sites and landing pages. However, the new reality is that people spend 23 percent of all their Internet time on social networks, according to a Nielsen study. And it is in these new social channels that future buyers are seeking information about the brands they will prefer and the products they will buy. Today's successful marketers must now consider how to make the most of an exploding range of social channels - in addition to traditional digital marketing channels. They must be able to launch a whole new class of campaigns to reach customers where they are now seeking information from their friends and colleagues.
Marketo Social Promotions allows users to deploy customer referrals, sweepstakes, contests and "flash deals" that enable them to not only reach their prospective customers in social channels but also reach all of their prospects' friends. Because it's completely integrated with Marketo Lead Management, marketers can easily include social promotion in multi-channel campaigns, and then capture and manage resulting sales leads.
"As more companies evolve their marketing campaigns to leverage the potential and reach of the social web, they require more powerful collaboration and revenue management tools to understand the true value of social engagement," said Denise Terry, Director of Social Media at RingCentral. "Marketo's Revenue Performance Management platform has helped us optimize our marketing program investments for several years, so we're thrilled to see the capabilities extend to our social campaigns through integration with Marketo Social Boost and Marketo Social Promotion."
Identify Your Key influencers and Their Impact on Your Business
The biggest complaint about social marketing is the inability to measure and track the impact of social campaigns to determine effectiveness and return on investment (ROI). With Marketo Social Marketing, marketers can now collect detailed information about which individual prospects are sharing their content and campaigns, and use lead scoring techniques to determine who has the largest social reach and who generated the most referrals. This rich social data enables companies to identify these influencers' impact on their business. Then, businesses can use lead nurturing to effectively engage these important influencers on a large scale.
Both Marketo Social Boost and Marketo Social Promotions are fully integrated with Marketo's leading Lead Management and Revenue Cycle Analytics products. As a result, every social campaign can take advantage of Marketo's traditional strengths in email marketing, landing pages, lead nurturing, and lead scoring campaigns. New prospects and influencers identified in social channels become part of customers' strategic lead database, fully unified with prospects found using traditional channels.
About the Marketo User Summit
Marketo Summit 2012 brings together some of the brightest minds in marketing and sales. Industry leaders, customer experts and Marketo thought leaders share their perspectives on marketing automation, sales effectiveness, and Revenue Performance Management. Attendees come away with the newest strategies and best practices on how to attract today's elusive buyer and rise above the choppy economy to achieve unprecedented revenue growth.
Marketo is the fastest growing provider in Revenue Performance Management. Marketo's powerful yet easy-to-use social marketing automation and sales effectiveness solutions transform how marketing and sales teams of all sizes work -- and work together -- to drive dramatically increased revenue performance and fuel business growth. The company's proven technology, comprehensive services and expert guidance are helping more than 2,000 enterprise and mid-market companies around the world to turn marketing from a cost center to a business-building revenue driver.
Marketo also offers Spark by Marketo(TM), a new brand of marketing automation tailored specifically for small businesses - the fastest-growing and largest segment of today's economy. Marketo was recently named one of "America's Most Promising Companies" by Forbes Magazine, the fastest-growing private company of 2011 by the Silicon Valley Business Journal, and the "2011 CRM Market Leaders Awards Winner for Marketing Solutions" by CRM Magazine. For more information, visit http://www.marketo.com, or subscribe to Marketo's award-winning blogs at blog.marketo.com.
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NI Releases LabVIEW Electrical Power Suite for Custom, Flexible Power Monitoring Applications
- With the NI LabVIEW Electrical Power Suite, engineers can combine standard IEC, EN and IEEE algorithms with the custom capability of NI LabVIEW system design software and NI reconfigurable I/O (RIO) hardware.
- Engineers and scientists can now develop a custom three-phase power monitoring, metering or quality analysis application using LabVIEW.
- Using this toolkit, engineers can integrate power measurements with temperature, pressure, sound, vibration and control I/O for a complete monitoring system.
PARMA, Italy, May 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- National Instruments (Nasdaq: NATI) today announced the LabVIEW Electrical Power Suite, a new toolkit specific to the power industry. With this toolkit, engineers can combine an NI CompactRIO system for power measurement with over 50 signal and sensor modules.
"In the rapidly changing landscape of electrical power, traditional measurement hardware either offers limited functionality or requires a level of system design expertise that just isn't practical to keep pace," said Owen Golden, vice president of the energy segment at National Instruments. "The LabVIEW Electrical Power Suite and CompactRIO help engineers effectively monitor and meet today's challenges with a fully programmable, modular, field-upgradable set of tools - which our customers see as a significant advantage."
LabVIEW Electrical Power Suite Features
-- Industry-standard power analysis for graphical system design - Create
systems that combine power measurements with other sensors and signals.
-- Full, streaming access to raw, time-based waveform data - Implement
diagnostic algorithms that may be unique to a local power service.
-- Ready-to-run example programs - Integrate power analysis functions such
as energy, frequency, voltage unbalance and event detection into a full
test or monitoring system.
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About National Instruments
Since 1976, National Instruments (http://www.ni.com) has equipped engineers and scientists with tools that accelerate productivity, innovation and discovery. NI's graphical system design approach to engineering provides an integrated software and hardware platform that speeds the development of any system needing measurement and control. The company's long-term vision and focus on improving society through its technology supports the success of its customers, employees, suppliers and shareholders.
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National Instruments and TU-Dresden Collaborate on Fifth-Generation (5G) Mobile Network Research
-- National Instruments will work with the Technical University of Dresden (TU-Dresden), Germany, to explore new technologies for 5G wireless systems.
-- The 5G wireless lab will be one of the first in the world and the research results will be used to determine global standards for the next phase of wireless communications.
-- While the research will include a variety of system concepts, there is a special focus on the evolution of orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing (OFDM) technology.
AUSTIN, Texas, May 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- National Instruments (Nasdaq: NATI) today announced its collaboration with TU-Dresden on the exploration of new technologies for 5G wireless systems using NI LabVIEW system design software. Research on 5G wireless systems is in its infancy as 3.5G and 4G systems are still largely in development. TU-Dresden previously pioneered 3G systems research in conjunction with the Vodafone Chair Mobile Communications Systems, which is dedicated to cutting-edge research in wireless communication technology.
"National Instruments RF and communications tools will enable us to design OFDM prototyping systems within a single software design flow," said Dr. Gerhard Fettweis, head of the Vodafone Chair Mobile Communications Systems. "With the modular NI PXI system, we can start with a SISO link and expand to complex MIMO configuration with limited modifications to the code, exceeding an 8x8 setup, as our research evolves."
"TU-Dresden is one of the world's top research universities, and they're leading the way in groundbreaking research to prototype next-generation wireless communication systems," said Dr. James Truchard, president, CEO and cofounder of National Instruments. "We are proud to accelerate the development of future technologies that will ultimately impact anyone who uses a cellphone."
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Since 1976, National Instruments (http://www.ni.com) has equipped engineers and scientists with tools that accelerate productivity, innovation and discovery. NI's graphical system design approach to engineering provides an integrated software and hardware platform that speeds the development of any system needing measurement and control. The company's long-term vision and focus on improving society through its technology supports the success of its customers, employees, suppliers and shareholders.
New Online Community Will Help IT Executives Enable New Models for Work
UBM TechWeb's Future of Work Enabled will focus on how to leverage technologies such as social media, mobile computing, and cloud services.
NEW YORK, May 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- UBM TechWeb and UBM DeusM today launched Future of Work Enabled, an online community for chief information officers, other senior IT executives, and the business unit leaders who are deeply involved in technology initiatives that will support organizational changes in how corporations and individual employees successfully get work done in an era of globalization, universal connectivity, and a workforce born in the digital age.
The site is a leading provider of information and analysis on the future of work amid changes brought on by the convergence of multiple technology and social forces. It is a community that engages insightful voices and opinions to shed light on the important issues surrounding the impact of technology on work, and a vehicle for IT executives and their partners to seek the advice and guidance of their peers. Daily blogs and busy message boards will be complemented by regular live chats and Webcasts about technical, managerial, and cultural issues that engage enterprise professionals implementing mobile strategies, big-data initiatives, social media conversations, and work by employees and external business partners around the world.
Experienced technology journalist James Connolly was named editor in chief. In an almost 30-year career as a technology journalist, he has written about the use of technology at the enterprise level, IT management, and emerging technologies. His experience includes work with The IT Services Site, TechTarget, Mass High Tech, and Computerworld.
"This site isn't just about technology, but how tech is changing the very culture of the corporate world. This is a community where we invite our members and expert writers to share ideas, opinions, experiences, and concerns," says Connolly. "No matter what challenge our members face, they know that someone else in the community has shared their experience. We are the vehicle that will pull them together."
The site is published by UBM TechWeb and UBM DeusM.
About Future of Work Enabled
Founded in April 2012, Future of Work Enabled (http://www.futureofworkenabled.com) is an online community for C-level executives and senior IT decision makers who are responsible for implementing technologies, policies, and strategies to address the cultural, technical, and global factors that are changing the way that organizations and workforces are structured, and the way that successful organizations accomplish the work needed to meet their goals. The site features daily blogs, message boards, and live chats that will help to advance the discussion around the many issues generated by new forms of work.
About UBM DeusM
UBM DeusM (http://www.deusm.com) is an integrated marketing services company owned by UBM plc, targeting the fastest growing segment of the online publishing industry: business social media. The company is led by Managing Director Stephen Saunders, Min's Marketer of the Year 2010. He and the other UBM DeusM principals have built and delivered more than two dozen successful sites and online communities over the last two years. UBM DeusM's service is based on a unique platform, called Community in a Box (CiaB), which employs a structured system of proven B2B Web publishing best-practices, combined with a breakthrough integrated multimedia publishing platform ("n-Server") to enable marketers to quickly and profitably set up specialized communities for their target customers.
About UBM TechWeb
UBM TechWeb, the global leader in technology media and professional information, enables people and organizations to harness the transformative power of technology. Through its core businesses - media solutions, marketing services, and professional information - UBM TechWeb produces the most respected and consumed brands, applications, and services in the technology market. More than 14.5 million business and technology professionals (CIOs, IT and IT support managers, Web and digital professionals, software and game developers, government decision makers, and telecom providers) actively participate in UBM TechWeb's communities. UBM TechWeb brands include: global face-to-face events such as Interop, Game Developers Conference (GDC), Web 2.0, Black Hat and VoiceCon; large-scale online networks such as InformationWeek, Light Reading, and Gamasutra; research, training, and certification services, including HDI, Pyramid Research, and InformationWeek Analytics; and market-leading magazines such as InformationWeek and Wall Street & Technology. UBM TechWeb is part of UBM plc, a global provider of media and information services for professional B2B communities and markets.
About UBM plc
UBM plc is a leading global business media company. We inform markets and bring the world's buyers and sellers together at events, online, and in print and provide them with the information they need to do business successfully. We focus on serving professional commercial communities, from doctors to game developers, from journalists to jewelry traders, from farmers to pharmacists around the world. Our 6,000 staff in more than 30 countries are organized into specialist teams that serve these communities, helping them to do business and their markets to work effectively and efficiently. For more information, go to http://www.ubm.com
Fluke Networks OptiView® XG v8 Optimized to Speed Troubleshooting in Virtualized Data Centers
New upgrade provides faster issue isolation and resolution in both traditional and virtualized environments
EVERETT, Wash., May 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Fluke Networks today announced a new version of its OptiView XG portable network analysis tablet, available now, focused on providing increased visibility into both traditional and virtualized data centers in order to rapidly identify issues and their root cause.
Virtualization has revolutionized data center efficiency, but it has simultaneously made it more difficult for network engineers to physically trace information pathways, identify device locations and troubleshoot network and application issues. With server virtualization expected to nearly double, claiming 75 percent of all data center machines in the next three years according to Gartner, Inc.,(1) network engineers need a quick, easy portable solution that lets them drill down, isolate a problem and see what is really happening within these complex virtualized environments.
New troubleshooting capabilities in OptiView XG allow customers to resolve issues in minutes, instead of having to use multiple tools and dedicating multiple hours for problem resolution. In addition to these enhanced troubleshooting capabilities, the OptiView XG tablet has also been upgraded to be compatible with high-availability data center technologies and protocols, including the Cisco Nexus Series switches, Hot Standby Router Protocol (HSRP) and link aggregation.
"OptiView XG is already the fastest way to see root cause in wired and wireless networks,(2) and the next-generation features are focused on meeting the needs of our customers in the heart of their network - the data center - in a way that provides a rapidly deployable, cost-effective, portable solution," said Gary Ger, vice president and a general manager at Fluke Networks.
Two new troubleshooting features of the OptiView XG v8 are responsible for its ability to rapidly identify data paths and isolate problems within physical and virtual networks: the 1-Click NetTest and Automated Multi-Segment Analysis. With a single button push, the 1-Click NetTest finds the connection path in a single screen view.
Once the analysis is complete, engineers can provide a consolidated summary report which indicates whether the problem is with the network or the server, and is ideal for providing evidence to other stakeholders. If it is not a network problem and a more detailed application analysis is required, engineers can now use the new Automated Multi-Segment Analysis feature with another OptiView XG to capture and merge trace files from multiple segments to find where loss and latency are occurring.
"Continual technology advances like virtualization benefit all of us by providing greater speed, flexibility and capacity, but these advances also create new places for problems to hide," Ger said.
For more information about uncovering those hidden network problems, please visit Fluke Networks.
About Fluke Networks
Fluke Networks is the world-leading provider of network test and monitoring solutions to speed the deployment and improve the performance of networks and applications. Leading enterprises and service providers trust Fluke Networks' products and expertise to help solve today's toughest issues and emerging challenges in WLAN security, mobility, unified communications and datacenters. Based in Everett, Wash., the company distributes products in more than 50 countries. For more information, visit http://www.FlukeNetworks.com or call +1 (425) 446-4519.
1. Gartner, 2012
2. Fastest root cause analysis of network and application problems claim based on current industry practices and tools, which do not allow troubleshooting both at the desk and in the field for both wired and wireless networks.
New Study Finds 82% of European Organisations Suffer Application Performance Problems
LONDON, May 23, 2012/PRNewswire/ --
IT decision makers suffering from a lack of visibility into network performance and
business critical applications
Corporate networks across Europe are experiencing significant performance problems due
to blind spots around the applications being run across them, research conducted by
Ipanema Technologies and Easynet has discovered.
The study, 'Killer Apps 2012', found that performance problems are highly prevalent
across networks, with 74% citing enterprise critical applications such as line of business
(26%), ERP or CRM (26%) and video-based applications (22%) being those most at risk. In
addition, the results unearthed a worrying trend on how such problems are discovered, with
user complaints the second most common source of monitoring issues across networks.
The highlights of the pan-European findings include:
A lack of visibility when it comes to networked applications:
- Nearly one in three respondents do not know the number of apps running on
their corporate network
- 69% do not have visibility of the bandwidth requirements each network
- 55% of respondents rely on the 'final line of defence', namely user
complaints, as their primary performance metric
Application performance issues are on the rise across Europe
- 82% of respondents report speed and responsiveness problems in the past 12
- 43% of companies highlighted that these issues are becoming 'more frequent'
- Enterprise, line of business, voice and collaboration applications were cited
by 65% of respondents as being the most likely to suffer performance problems
In many organisations the network is 'over provisioned' suggesting inefficient
application of bandwidth
- 72% of respondents said the network is only used to its full data
transmission capacity occasionally or very infrequently
- The vast majority of companies (86%) report increasing bandwidth requirements
Justin Fielder, CTO at Easynet commented: "This study should trigger alarm bells for
IT managers, and highlights the importance of a true understanding of the performance of
applications on an enterprise network. However, the answer is not to be found in a panacea
product - businesses need to combine professional counsel and in-depth analytics to
establish a robust, long-term approach not just to today's problems, but to those forecast
Thierry Grenot, CTO at Ipanema Technologies added: "Enterprises need to be more agile
in order to reach the business outcomes they expect from strategic IT transformations,
such as cloud computing and Unified Communications deployments. The report findings
strongly suggest that businesses could benefit from understanding their networks more
thoroughly in order to target bandwidth to those applications the business relies on,
reducing investment in unnecessary capacity."
He continued: "Right now there is a 'perfect storm' emerging as companies face an
explosion of bandwidth requirements from less critical applications, coupled with the need
to reduce expenditure. Today's CIOs require a rock solid yet flexible network which is
alignedto the priorities of the organisation. That necessitates a more sophisticated
approach to networking which includes high levels of visibility and control in order to
solve the delivery challenges posed by the complexity of cloud applications."
The full results of the study have been announced and discussed on 23 May when both
Justin Fielder, CTO at Easynet and Thierry Grenot, CTO at Ipanema hosted a live media
video conference. To request local market data relating to the survey please contact
email@example.com [D:\Documents and Settings\calmonv.IPANEMA\Mes documents\PR\Epoch
PR\2012\Easynet survey\firstname.lastname@example.org ].
About the research
The 'Killer Apps 2012' report is been compiled based upon online field research
conducted this year with 550 unique respondents consisting of CIOs (25%), IT Directors
(25%), IT Managers (25%) or Network Managers (25%). Respondents are employed within large
businesses across Europe (40% with turnover in excess of GBP500m, 20% with a turnover
between GBP500m - GBP100m) Responses were drawn from the UK, France, Spain, Italy, Belgium
and the Benelux region.
The breakdown of response numbers is:
- UK - 210
- France - 100
- Spain - 41
- Italy - 71
- Benelux - 129
About Ipanema Technologies
Ipanema provides enterprises with a direct connection between application performance
and their business requirements. With Ipanema Technologies, enterprises automatically
understand which applications use the network and deliver guaranteed performance to each
user. Enterprises can support their strategic IT transformations (like cloud computing and
Unified Communications) and control Internet growth while reducing their IT expenses.
Ipanema's customers range from mid-sized companies to enterprises with 1,000s of sites.
For Enterprises, Ipanema is available as a Product through an international network of
Certified Channel Partners, and as a Service through Managed Service Providers and Telecom
Operators' Managed Services. For SMBs, Ipanema is available as a Service through Ipanema's
AppsWork Authorized Partners network. For more information, visit: http://www.ipanematech.com
About Easynet Global Services
Easynet Global Services [http://www.easynet.com ] is a network, hosting and cloud
integration business. It has customers, employees and offices in every continent, and
combines global reach with local expertise, providing a personalised experience wherever
its customers are in the world.
Customers include EDF, Sage, FOX, Yakult, Transport for London, Bridgestone, Q Park
Together with the management team, Easynet is owned by LDC (Lloyds TSB Development
Capital). LDC is the leading mid-market private equity arm of Lloyds Banking Group.
OrderWithMe to Exhibit on Rakuten B2B and Provide High Quality Factory Direct Inventory for the Japanese Market
Japan's #1 shopping site to leverage OrderWithMe's unique inventory solution in providing small and medium sized retail shops with cost effective businesses opportunities
DALLAS, May 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- OrderWithMe, a breakthrough end-to-end inventory solution for small and medium sized businesses, today announced their exhibition on RakutenB2B, one of the largest wholesale e-commerce websites in Japan. Rakuten's 38,000 Japan-based online shops will now be able to purchase high quality, factory direct inventory provided by OrderWithMe on a special website featured by Rakuten's new B2B marketplace.
"Providing our inventory to Rakuten, one of the world's leading e-commerce companies, is a significant milestone in OrderWithMe's international expansion," said Jonathan Jenkins, CEO of OrderWithMe. "We're excited to work with Rakuten to bring OrderWithMe's solution and products to the Japanese market."
OrderWithMe is a complete end-to-end inventory solution that allows for small retailers to obtain the same high-volume discounts that large retail chains enjoy by bringing together and uniting their purchasing power. As a small business advocate, OrderWithMe is dedicated to helping small businesses succeed in this tough economic climate by helping them increase their profitability potential. For more information, visit http://www.orderwithme.com
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In-studio performance to celebrate the release of Slash's new solo album "Apocalyptic Love"
NEW YORK, May 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Sirius XM Radio (NASDAQ: SIRI) announced today that the iconic Grammy(R)-winning guitarist, songwriter and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, Slash, will perform for SiriusXM listeners at the SiriusXM studios in New York City.
The performance will air live on Wednesday, May 23 at 12:00 pm ET, on Octane, channel 37, and will feature Slash with vocalist Myles Kennedy performing songs from his new album, Apocalyptic Love, released on Tuesday, May 22.
The in-studio event will also feature a Q&A session between Slash and SiriusXM host Jose Mangin.
"Slash has been a pivotal member of two of rock's most legendary bands, worked with some of the most diverse and iconic artists of all time--including Bob Dylan and Michael Jackson-- and as a critically-acclaimed solo artist he continues to change the art of guitar playing in rock 'n roll music," said Scott Greenstein, President and Chief Content Officer, SiriusXM. "We are beyond excited to have Slash perform live in our studio for our listeners."
Octane plays hard rock by artists like Disturbed, Sevendust, Avenged Sevenfold, Stone Sour, Shinedown, Five Finger Death Punch, Godsmack and Korn.
About Sirius XM Radio
Sirius XM Radio Inc. is the world's largest radio broadcaster measured by revenue and has more than 22 million subscribers. SiriusXM creates and broadcasts commercial-free music; premier sports talk and live events; news and comedy; exclusive entertainment; and the most comprehensive Latin music, sports and talk programming in radio. SiriusXM is available in vehicles from every major car company in the U.S., from retailers nationwide, and online at siriusxm.com. SiriusXM programming is also available through the SiriusXM Internet Radio App for Android, Apple, and BlackBerry smartphones and other connected devices. SiriusXM also holds a minority interest in SiriusXM Canada which has more than 2 million subscribers.
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BIMx by GRAPHISOFT is First 3D AEC App to Fully Utilize the New iPad's Retina Display
BUDAPEST, May 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- GRAPHISOFT, the global leader in Building Information Modeling (BIM) solutions for architects, has announced an update for its BIMx application. The BIMx 1.2.455 update for iPhone/iPad app provides native support for the iPad 3 Retina display, resulting in crisper images and stunning virtual reality.
The new iPad's Retina Display offers stunning graphics and a new level of mobility to professional, high-end visualization. At the same time, the quadrupled pixel count makes the application of interactive 3D apps like BIMx a difficult task. GRAPHISOFT was the first in the AEC space to combine performance with high quality, 3D navigational capabilities. "It is worth noting that architects operate with true, detailed BIM models and not only simple, image-mapped surfaces," said Gabor Horvath, Director of Mobile Developments at GRAPHISOFT. "Our biggest challenge -- and competitive edge -- is the way we approach a great user experience through uncompromised performance in all our applications." With BIMx and GRAPHISOFT's ArchiCAD, architects and designers can explore their project designs in a 3D environment that supports real-time 3D navigation identical to mainstream computer games. The Retina Display-compatible BIMx is available new and as an update (1.2.455) in the App Store and is free of charge.
GRAPHISOFT® ignited the BIM revolution with ArchiCAD®, the industry first BIM software for architects. GRAPHISOFT continues to lead the industry with innovative solutions such as the revolutionary GRAPHISOFT BIM Server(TM), the world's first real-time BIM collaboration environment, and the GRAPHISOFT EcoDesigner(TM), the world's first fully integrated building energy modeling application. GRAPHISOFT's innovative solutions have fundamentally changed the way architects around the world design and collaborate. GRAPHISOFT has been a part of the Nemetschek Group since its acquisition in 2007.
Adap.tv Platform Unveils New Video Advertising App Center
First-of-its kind offering built for brand advertising
SAN MATEO, Calif., May 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Adap.tv today introduced its new App Center for video advertising making the process of managing hundreds of brand advertising technologies as easy as managing one. Built on Adap.tv's open platform, the App Center is a centralized place for buyers and sellers to discover, implement and manage best-in-breed brand ad technologies for TV and video from inside the Adap.tv console.
As TV and video advertising continue on a path of rapid convergence, media buyers and sellers are forced to manually cobble together a multitude of different technologies needed to combine the rich storytelling of TV with the accountability of online video. Today, there are over one hundred ad tech providers in the video advertising ecosystem, and until now, no streamlined way for buyers and sellers to easily access and manage all of them. The Adap.tv App Center allows third party developers to embed capabilities such as data, rich media, measurement and verification into the Adap.tv console, giving users the ability to explore and implement new apps from a single interface, thus consolidating the workflow into a few simple clicks.
"Given the complexities of the video ad landscape, the promise of TV and video advertising cannot be fulfilled by one, single company," said Teg Grenager, co-founder and vice president of Adap.tv. "What buyers and sellers need is a platform that aggregates all the best brand technologies and provides automated tools to manage them."
Innovid, the leader in interactive video advertising technology, is a charter developer on the Adap.tv Platform and is now available in the Adap.tv App Center. "The partnership with Adap.tv will open up our interactive video creation tools to even greater channels of distribution via the Adap.tv App Center," said Zvika Netter, CEO of Innovid, "The world's largest advertising and media companies are doing business on the Adap.tv Platform. This integration will provide increased efficiency to the buyers and sellers looking to add engaging interactive pre-rolls quickly and to distribute them across the network easily."
Adap.tv clients can look forward to a variety apps being available in the App Center from leading providers of audience data, measurement, verification, privacy compliancy and context targeting. The Adap.tv App Center opens May 31, 2012.
Adap.tv builds technology that destroys the inefficiencies of television and video advertising. It delivers a programmatic way to plan, buy, sell and measure across multiple sources, screens and methods of transacting. Adap.tv is comprised of two operational units - the Adap.tv Platform and the Adap.tv Marketplace. Using the Adap.tv Platform, advertisers, publishers and ad networks get an automated way to control and analyze inventory, pricing and ad performance. As the world's largest source of video advertising supply, the Adap.tv Marketplace has thousands of sellers and hundreds of campaigns transacting daily. Adap.tv is headquartered in San Mateo, Calif., with offices in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, London and Sydney. Adap.tv is a privately held company backed by Bessemer Venture Partners, Gemini Israel Funds, Redpoint Ventures and Spark Capital. For more information, please visit http://adap.tv/ or follow us on Twitter at @Adaptv.
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DermStore, blush and BellaSugar Pave the Way for eCommerce
MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif., May 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Sister sites DermStore.com and blush.com are excited to unveil the newest breakthrough in ecommerce. By delivering a hybrid content/commerce experience on BellaSugar--the beauty destination of POPSUGAR, a leading lifestyle brand for women 18-40--consumers are now able to engage and educate themselves while shopping virtually.
The interactive experience, which places both companies on the forefront of ecommerce, will provide the viewer with an unparalleled purchasing experience not found anywhere else. DermStore, blush and BellaSugar will provide exclusive beauty deals and tutorials, plus access and insight to breakthrough products, along with BellaSugar's favorite finds and amazing offers found only on DermStore.com and blush.com.
"I'm thrilled that we can provide this exciting opportunity for BellaSugar viewers to experience DermStore and the recently launched blush.com. This is a great way for viewers to learn about the products and take advantage of our exclusive deals," stated Dan Obegi, DermStore.com and blush.com's CEO. "With the emerging trends and advances in online channels, working with a leading women's lifestyle brand such as POPSUGAR seemed like a natural progression. Together, both companies are able to deliver the best online experience for their audience while creating a new movement in ecommerce."
POPSUGAR delivers up-to-the-minute news and information on the latest in entertainment, fashion, beauty, fitness, shopping with over 28 million monthly unique visitors. BellaSugar, POPSUGAR's beauty destination, features expert tips, current runway trends, celebrity beauty tutorials, product reviews, and editorial/video resources for hair, makeup, skin care, nails, and fragrance.
Similarly, DermStore and blush take pride in forming partnerships with brands to ensure the most rewarding experience for the customer. To meet each customer's individual needs, DermStore and blush offer access to skin consultants, video demonstrations and both customer and dermatologist product reviews. What's more, both sites offer many great perks not found anywhere else, such as free shipping on all orders all the time, easy returns and award-winning 24/7 customer service. With more than 650 brands and over 23,000 products, DermStore and blush have quickly become the leader in luxury skin care, beauty, and cosmetics online. Some of their most popular lines include Dermalogica, SkinMedica, SkinCeuticals, Obagi, jane iredale, Sonya Dakar, Philosophy, Glytone, Butter London, Sunday Riley and Diego Dalla Palma - however, the list constantly expands as new luxury brands are added monthly.
VIP Communications Launches Business Preferred Service; Brings New Level of Cost Savings and Efficiency to International Calling for Businesses
Direct dial and mobile app among many features of new service launched by leading international calling services company to help businesses improve efficiency and reduce costs of calling internationally
ASHBURN, Va., May 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- VIP Communications, Inc. (VIP), a leading provider of international calling services and solutions, today announced the launch of Business Preferred Service, a brand new offering that enables businesses to call internationally at VIP's best rates and connections to all destinations.
Business Preferred Service is an ideal solution for businesses of all sizes that have customers, prospects or vendors based internationally. The service allows for up to 999 users or departments per account, and provides each user with a unique name to simplify budgeting and cost control purposes. Users can call from any phone associated with their business, whether it's an office line, mobile phone, home phone or a hotel phone for business travelers.
VIP has also created a mobile application for Business Preferred Service, enabling users of Android, iPhone and Blackberry devices the ability to call directly from an individual's address book or call log, in addition to several other features.
Among the many features and benefits included in VIP's Business Preferred Service are:
-- Cost Savings: Business Preferred Service enables business customers to
make both national and international calls at VIP's most competitive
rates with the same first-class quality connections that have made VIP
the most trusted provider of international calling services to consumers
for over a decade.
-- Direct Dial: With its Direct Dial feature, Business Preferred Service
provides customers with their own toll-free numbers that can be
configured to terminate via VIP to any national or international number
for direct access to key clients or suppliers.
-- Flexibility: With Business Preferred Service, customers can make low
cost business calls from any telephone associated with their business,
whether it's an office line, mobile line, home phone or hotel/travel
-- Ease-of-Use: Business Preferred Service is simple and easy to use,
making it ideal for busy business owners and professionals. The service
provides customers with the ability to add or modify users, check call
history, track expenditure and calling costs, and much more.
-- Great Support: VIP's live customer service representatives and account
managers are available 24/7 to ensure Business Preferred Service
customers benefit from VIP's world-class service and support.
"We've worked tirelessly for more than 15 years to solidify our presence as the most reliable and highest quality international calling service in the industry for consumers based in the United States," said Peter Rogers, Chief Operating Officer of VIP Communications. "We are now eager to bring the same level of quality, service, efficiency and cost savings to the business community with the launch of our Business Preferred Service."
Ashburn, VA based VIP Communications Inc. is a leading provider of international calling services and solutions, providing customers with best-in-class customer service, excellent connections and highly competitive pricing to every country in the world. The company has established itself as the standard for reliability and service in the international calling industry, having grown its customer base by an average of 40% per year, maintaining industry-leading customer retention rates and expanding its service portfolio to include Business and Mobile Services. For more information please visit http://www.JoinVIP.com.
Open Systems Technologies Expands To Create A Solutions And Services Division
PHILADELPHIA, May 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Open Systems Technologies (OST) staffing solutions is expanding its offerings into the IT Outsourcing and Services space by launching OST Global Solutions (OSGS). This new division leverages onsite, offsite, and offshore expertise, enabling clients to gain the maximum impact with minimal costs and management responsibilities. "The global solutions initiative enriches our portfolio and integrates our core offerings to provide deeper value to our customers," says Venkatesh Sadagopan, VP of Strategic Sales. "It's a great way to leverage our existing strengths to serve a wider range of customer needs."
OST conducted a comprehensive assessment of its existing capabilities and benchmarked them against the best practices of other leading global service providers. From this analysis, the management team realized that they were not directly addressing the growing demands for outsourced services. To that end, OSGS was formed and the team developed a customized and proprietary framework that covered all phases of the outsourcing life cycle -- from sales, to deal governance, to operations. In addition, with extensive experience in large, global ITO / BPO contracts, the OSGS team built a comprehensive portfolio of best practices and a strategic roadmap to provide the capabilities required for successful project execution.
"This move is critical to support the demands of our US-based customers as they drive towards their corporate growth targets and expansion into international markets," adds Mr. Sadagopan. "It's the driving force behind our go-to-market strategy for the new Global Solutions business." OSGS is aggressively building its outsourcing capabilities and is growing a large book of business, both nationally and globally. For more information, contact Venkatesh Sadagopan at Venky@opensystemstech.com
Established in NY in 1990, OST is one of the largest, privately held, staffing companies in the USA. With consistent organic growth over the past 22 years, OST employs over 2,000 consultants in 17 domestic and international markets. Through its brands of Open Systems Technologies, Professional Services, Government Services, and Global, OST strives for continued expansion and excellence in the staffing & IT outsourcing industry.
Gift CardLab is adding local gift cards to their expanding selection
DALLAS, May 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Gift CardLab wants to buy your gift cards! A leader in the customizable gift card industry, Gift CardLab is now expanding to offer local gift cards for merchants in the Dallas area. The new addition to their sites, GiftCardLab.com and IncentiveCardLab.com will help businesses expand their reach outside their local market while making it safer and easier for customers to buy gift cards to their favorite Dallas retailers, restaurants and shops.
With almost one million visitors a year, Gift CardLab has the tools to help grow local business. Friends and relatives in a different state will no longer be limited to national brands when shopping for gifts. Not only is buying gift cards online faster than a trip to the store, it's safer too. With gift card scammers on the rise in North Dallas, Gift CardLab offers a safe and easy way to protect your customers against this growing trend. Plus, with a huge selection of custom greeting cards at check-out, customers can have local gift cards mailed directly to the recipient.
By signing up with Gift CardLab, your gift cards will be listed alongside major retailers including Dunkin' Donuts, Exxon-Mobil, Chili's, and Longhorn® Steakhouse. It's free to sign up and you won't pay anything unless Gift CardLab sells your gift cards. If you don't currently offer gift cards, Gift CardLab can help with that too!
Gift CardLab is the one stop shop for everything gift card. Don't be left out, Bailey's Prime Plus and Patrizio's have already signed up.
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GiftCardLab.com is your one stop shop for everything gift card. Whether you're looking to personalize a Visa card with your own photo, or find gift cards to your favorite retailers and restaurants, GiftCardLab.com has the largest selection in the world. The Dallas based company was founded in 2004 and continues to wow customers with exceptional customer service. Learn more at GiftCardLab.com.
Chelsio Releases Unified Storage Server (USS) 2.1 -- Delivers High Availability, iSCSI Scaling To Petabyte Level For Cloud Installations
SUNNYVALE, Calif., May 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Chelsio Communications, a leading provider of 10Gb Ethernet Unified Wire adapters, ASICs and unified storage solutions, today announced the release of Unified Storage Server (USS) 2.1 software, adding new features that enable more than one million IOPS performance with new levels of reliability and scalability for low cost Ethernet storage in enterprise data centers and cloud computing installations.
Among the new features included in USS 2.1 are high availability (HA), iSCSI scalability, and live migration for storage networks. Together with fully integrated support for Chelsio T4 Unified Wire 10Gb Ethernet adapters, Chelsio is delivering a highly scalable and reliable storage solution with far greater performance and lower costs than comparable Fibre Channel solutions.
For example, hybrid cloud service provider Vivavo (http://www.vivavo.net) is deploying Chelsio USS 2.1 to create a single HA head that scales to 0.5 Petabyte (500 Terabytes) installation with high performance, ease of use and integration. "Chelsio's USS software has proven to be a tremendous asset to enabling high performance, scalability and high reliability for storage clouds," said Francis Au, executive director of Vivavo. "The combination of USS and the T4 adapters is a powerful, scalable solution for our cloud storage applications."
The new features of USS 2.1 include:
-- High Availability, including dual-node HA and nested RAID support
-- iSCSI Scaling, leveraging multiple distributed iSCSI targets for up to
one Petabyte of storage capacity
-- Live Migration, enabling swap out for higher capacity storage disks
without disconnecting or affecting clients and applications
-- Lustre over RDMA support for targeted HPC applications
-- Support for wide range of RAID and SSD cards
-- Enhanced support for 4-port 10GbE and 40GbE T4 Adapters to enable fat
pipe into storage targets
The feature-rich USS software supports iSCSI target, CIFS, NFS, FTP, HTTP, Thin Provisioning volumes, Volume cloning, snapshots, instant restore from snapshots, volume encryption and replication compression. A single-seat USS 2.1 license is US List priced at $5,168. For more information on USS 2.1, visit the Chelsio USS Software product page.
Ideal for all data, storage and high performance clustering applications, Chelsio Unified Wire adapters enable a unified fabric over a single wire by simultaneously running all unmodified IP sockets, Fibre Channel and InfiniBand applications over Ethernet at line rate. Designed for deployment in virtualized data centers, cloud service installations and high performance computing environments, these Chelsio adapters bring a new level of performance metrics and functional capabilities to the networking space.
About Chelsio Communications, Inc.
Chelsio is a leading technology company focused on solving high performance networking and storage challenges for virtualized enterprise data centers, cloud service installations, and cluster computing environments. Now shipping its fourth generation protocol acceleration technology, Chelsio is delivering hardware and software solutions including Unified Wire Ethernet network adapter cards, unified storage software, high performance storage gateways, unified management software, bypass cards, and other solutions focused on specialized applications. Visit the company at http://www.chelsio.com.
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AudioQuest Introduces Made-for-iPod®/iPad®/iPhone® USB Digital Interconnects
IRVINE, Calif., May 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- 10 years ago Apple® introduced the iPod, and changed the way the world listens to its music. The iPhone and iPad followed the iPod's wild success, and today's consumer electronics are evidence of this new digital lifestyle: iPod/iPhone/iPad-compatible USB inputs are now seen on everything from AV receivers to car stereos.
AudioQuest is pleased to announce it now offers 5 low-distortion USB digital interconnects specifically made for all of Apple's iOS devices. As with all audio sources, reducing cable-induced distortion allows more dynamic, more intelligible and more emotionally provocative sound from iOS-compatible electronics.
AudioQuest's USB cables minimize distortion (primarily timing errors) by incorporating a variety of proven design techniques, superior materials, and high-precision construction. Solid conductors completely eliminate strand interaction distortion. As all audio cables, analog and digital, are sensitive to metal's drawing direction, the signal-carrying conductors are controlled for directionality.
"Forest" uses solid Long-Grain Copper conductors, "Cinnamon" introduces the cost-effective performance advantages of precision silver-plating, "Carbon" quadruples the amount of silver to 5% and introduces silver-plated contacts, "Coffee" further doubles the silver to 10% and employs AQ's patented Dielectric-Bias System (DBS) with its proven ability to reduce insulation-induced timing errors. Finally, there's "Diamond," which is the culmination of AudioQuest's decades of experience in designing and manufacturing digital audio cables. Diamond includes every beneficial feature and technique in the AudioQuest arsenal, including using the remarkable solid 100% Perfect-Surface Silver (PSS) for its signal conductors.
All of AudioQuest's Made for iPod USB digital interconnects are available now in lengths from 0.7 meters to 5 meters. Prices start with Forest at $29/0.75m ($35/1.5m), and culminate with Diamond at $549/0.75M ($695/1.5m).
AudioQuest, based in Irvine, CA, manufactures and distributes premium-performance audio and video cable products, accessories, and solutions. The company currently sells to over 600 specialty audio/video dealers in the United States and Europe and to 45 independent distributors around the world. The company is privately owned. For more information or to find an AudioQuest dealer near you, visit http://www.audioquest.com
AT&T Announces Its First Prepaid Side Slider Smartphone, Samsung Galaxy Appeal(TM)
AT&T GoPhone® Helps Customers Keep Costs Under Control While Still Enjoying Benefits of Smartphone Ownership
DALLAS, May 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Beginning June 5, AT&T* GoPhone customers looking for a prepaid Android smartphone will have another option with the Samsung Galaxy Appeal(TM), available at Walmart. The Galaxy Appeal will also be available in all other AT&T GoPhone distribution channels beginning July 15th.
The Galaxy Appeal is the first smartphone offered with AT&T's GoPhone service that features a slider QWERTY keyboard that makes it perfect for texting and emailing. It operates on Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) and features a 3.2-inch touchscreen. The 3-megapixel rear-facing camera with 3x zoom lets you capture important moments and allows for video recording at 24 frames per second. Additionally, Galaxy Appeal's plastic parts are made of 80-percent recycled material and the phone ships with reduced packaging material compared to other Samsung devices, cutting back on paper usage.
Customers who want to get the most out of their smartphones while still keeping their budget in check can benefit from AT&T's new GoPhone smartphone plans and data packages. The Galaxy Appeal brings together the convenience of full-keyboard texting and the rich Android experience and apps with AT&T's affordable data plans:
-- 1GB for $25 per month
-- 200MB for $15 per month
-- 50MB for $5 per month
All data packages are available on the $50 Unlimited Talk & Text nationwide plan for GoPhone smartphones and the $25 Unlimited Text with 250 minutes nationwide GoPhone plan. They also include unlimited Wi-Fi usage at thousands of AT&T Wi-Fi hotspots from your smartphone.
-- GSM Quad-band: 850/900/1800/1900MHz
-- UMTS Tri-band: 850/1900/2100MHz
-- Dimensions: 4.41" (H) x 2.27" (W) x 0.56" (D)
-- Weight: 4.3 oz
-- Display: 3.2" HVGA TFT 480x320 color screen
-- Internal memory: 512MB RAM, 1.8GB ROM
-- External memory: Expandable up to 32GB with microSD(TM) card
-- Battery: 1300 mAh, Lithium ion (Li-ION)
-- Processor: 800MHz ARM Cortex A5, Qualcomm MSM7225A
-- Camera: 3MP w 3x Zoom and Video Recorder
-- Talk time: up to 7 hours
-- Standby time: up to 300 hours
-- HAC Compliant: M3 Rating, TTY Capable
*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.
Samsung and Appeal are trademarks of Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd.
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.
Fuzz Productions debuts new creative services for digital advertisers
NEW YORK, May 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Fuzz Productions, New York's premier web and mobile development studio, debuted FuzzEngage, a vertical focused on the creation of interactive advertisements for tablet devices. In its first weeks, Fuzz brought to fruition some of the most sophisticated interactive advertisements seen in the e-periodical market. Leveraging the power of HTML5 and Adobe's Digital Publishing Suite, Fuzz has created ads for several national campaigns, including Harley Davidson, Honda, and The North Face, with more than a dozen slated for publication in the coming months.
The potential for increased engagement is astounding: a 2011 study measured engagement, brand awareness, and message involvement. Interactive advertisements performed on average 16.7% higher when compared with static advertisements in the same publications. Martha Stewart Living's EVP of Integrated Sales and Marketing, Sally Preston, stated: "Every advertiser experienced an increase in brand awareness, with several advertisers seeing percentage jumps of three to four times."
Tablet ownership is steadily on the rise, and a wide array of content is now available to tablet users: "As our digital magazine subscriber base continues to grow, so does the interest among advertisers in leveraging tablet technology and capabilities in the digital pages they run," said Steve Ruvolo, Executive Producer, Rodale Corporate Digital. With tablet ownership projected at 760 million by 2016, interactive advertising is reaching an expanded customer base with a heavy focus in the digital periodical market.
With a decade of creative direction behind them, the Fuzz team is poised to revolutionize the ways in which a consumer connects with advertisements and products; in addition, Fuzz is excited to bring forth a transformative new era in its creative process: "Whether it's locally-embedded rich media content, custom animation or something altogether new, Fuzz is always ready to step in and offer creative solutions for the goals our clients are looking to achieve in the tablet space," continued Ruvolo. The first round of FuzzEngage interactive ads debuted in the May and June editions of Women's Health Magazine for the iPad. These ads are available for viewing at FuzzEngage.com. For more information about FuzzEngage or interactive advertisements, contact email@example.com.
OptionsCity Software launches Algo Store(TM), the 'iTunes' of trading world
CHICAGO, May 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- OptionsCity Software, a leading provider of electronic trading solutions, announced today that it has launched Algo Store(TM), an online algorithm repository and collaborative environment that provides a market for traders and developers to create, purchase, and download trading algorithms, available at algostore.optionscity.com.
Through Algo Store, third-party developers are able to write and sell their self-authored algorithms, or components of algorithms, to traders around the world. The communal aspect is bolstered by the inclusion of developer profiles, a ratings system, an interactive social forum, and the prospect to become an OptionsCity Certified Developer(TM), a title granted to top-rated quantitative analysts and developers.
"Rightly so, traders are protective of their algo trading strategies," remarked Hazem Dawani, CEO of OptionsCity. "Algo Store will change the way algorithmic development is done; in addition to offering full execution and analysis algorithms, it will provide developers with the components for basic functions, allowing for faster creation of complex algorithms and reducing their time-to-market."
Current users of OptionsCity's algorithmic trading platform, Freeway, will gain full access to Algo Store and will be able to search for algorithms by price, category, and popularity on the Algo Store website then upload those algorithms seamlessly to their existing trading infrastructure for immediate testing and deployment. Algo Store also provides Freeway clients - at no cost - with sophisticated algorithm samples, such as delta and gamma hedging, opportunity detection, quoting algorithms, and auto spreaders.
OptionsCity Metro users also have the ability to customize their options trading platform through a variety of widgets available on Algo Store. Users who are not OptionsCity Metro or Freeway clients will have view-only access to the site, and can join at algostore.optionscity.com.
NOTE: OptionsCity will be presenting a workshop detailing the full development-to-deployment cycle accomplished with Algo Store and Freeway at the Chicago Algorithmic Trading Conference: for Developers, by Developers on June 7th. For more information please visit http://www.optionscity.com or call 312.906.7831.
Contact: Kim Pike
Phone: (312) 376-8395
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MELBOURNE, Fla., May 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Cate Vincent, a grandmother, who for the past ten years has looked after elderly people in her home, was reading in bed on her iPad last month, when it slipped from her hands, and fell on her face. Four weeks later, she was sitting in a glass conference room at Apple headquarters in Cupertino, California.
"They invited me to Apple when they heard what I did next; grab pinking shears and a plastic file folder, make a few cuts, slip in my iPad, and begin a brand new business the next day, making gorgeous soft leather handles which keep iPads safe and secure - THE ORIGINAL LEATHER HANDLE FOR iPAD."
She says, "I'd just read the new book about Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson, and was filled with admiration for what Steve Jobs did in that first garage where they designed the world-changing Apple computers." She leans forward and continues, "Shhh ... I think Steve Jobs would approve of my handle for his beloved iPad. It makes it so ... well, useable and elegant, and that's what he loved."
"I had to start this business," she said, "I just couldn't help it ... . Anyone who has to hold an iPad in the course of a day, loves this handle ... whether reading aloud, checking patient notes, showing new ideas to students, reading on the bus, train or plane ... the list goes on and on."
At Apple headquarters they encouraged her to get her handle to market, and pledged their help in many ways. When she returned home, she and a master leather crafter, Tim Kennedy, put everything into place to go into full production mode.
Grandpa Vincent raided his savings account to buy enough leather for a first run. So many orders have come in that they've now gone live on Kickstarter.com, a 'crowd funding' website for especially creative designs.
"Each person is really in charge of his own life. We can be anything we want to be. And now, nearing 70, I want to be an entrepreneur!" Granny Vincent says, and adds, "Why don't you Google 'Kickstarter leather handle'," with an entrepreneur's glint in her eye.
Granny Vincent is off to England to set up a production line there to meet the demand for European orders. You can call her on her U.S. phone number which reaches her anywhere, 505-510-CATE, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Popular Science is First Consumer Magazine to Deploy Aurasma's Augmented Reality Technology, Bringing June Cover Story to Life
NEW YORK, May 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The June issue of Popular Sciencewill be the first monthly U.S. consumer magazine to bring an editorial feature to life by way of a new augmented reality technology from Aurasma that unites the physical and virtual worlds to deliver a unique and interactive experience for readers.
The editors of Popular Sciencejoined with augmented reality pioneers at Aurasma for the magazine's Invention Awards issue, an annual feature profiling ten inventors of potentially world-changing technologies. In addition to the stories in the magazine, Popular Sciencereaders will have the opportunity to watch supplemental videos of the inventors in action by downloading the free PopSci Interactiveapp, powered by Aurasma, from the App Store or Google Play.
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By aiming an iPad, iPhone or Android smartphone or tablet at certain pages in the magazine, readers will activate an "Aura" -- an augmented reality action, such as a video or slideshow, overlaid on a static image -- and will instantly be able to view and interact with this additional content. The reader can also use the in-app "screen capture" button to share the augmented reality experience via Facebook or Twitter, making it possible for others to see the digital overlay even without the magazine.
"Our June issue is already bursting with information, and this technology allows us to go ahead and overflow the riverbank," said Popular Science editor in chief Jake Ward. "It's for anyone who has ever wondered what it would be like to meet someone from our pages in real life. Aurasma has a very powerful effect on readers - it's like being able to step into the magazine's content and walk around."
By combining Aurasma's state of the art image recognition software with Popular Science's print and digital content, Aurasma seamlessly transitions the magazine's static photographs into engaging videos which reveal a richer story that goes beyond the printed page. Because Aurasma has the ability to recognize and understand the real-world, there's no need for QR codes, embed tags, markers or other visual trickery, making it easy for the magazine to implement this augmented reality experience without sacrificing space or disrupting the reader.
"Augmented reality allows more traditional forms of media to bring previously static printed stories and images to life, thrusting them into exciting, uncharted territory," said Jennifer Rapp, general manager of Aurasma. "The Invention Awards issue from Popular Sciencecouldn't be a more fitting vehicle to introduce the integration of this technology in editorial content."
The June issue of Popular Sciencewill be available on newsstands and tablet on May 22.
About Popular Science
Popular Scienceis part of the Bonnier Technology Group, which also includes Popular Photography, American Photo, Sound & Vision, popsci.com, popphoto.com, americanphotomag.com, and soundandvisionmag.com. Founded in 1872, is the world's largest science and technology magazine, with nearly 7 million readers. Each month, Popular Science reports on the intersection of science and everyday life, delivering a look at the future now.
Aurasma is the world's leading augmented reality platform that merges the physical world with the virtual. Available as a free app for iPhones, iPads and high-powered Android devices or as a free kernel for developers, Aurasma uses advanced image and pattern recognition to recognize and understand real-world images and objects in much the same way as the human brain does. It then seamlessly blends the real-world with rich interactive content such as videos and animations called Auras. Auras can be created for printed images, product packaging, clothing, physical places and users can even use the app to create and share their own.
Since its launch in June 2011, Aurasma has had more than three million downloads. Over 4,000 partners in markets including retail, fashion, sport, automotive, consumer electronics, entertainment, advertising and publishing are using the free technology in their campaigns, on their products or embedding the technology in their own applications. Aurasma was developed by and is part of software company Autonomy an HP Company.
ImageSoft Announces Release of TrueSign(TM) 3.0 Electronic Signature Solution for Courts
SOUTHFIELD, Mich., May 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- ImageSoft, Inc., an award-winning provider of document and process management solutions, today announced the latest release of TrueSign(TM), its popular electronic signature solution for courts.
TrueSign is an easy to use application that creates legally compliant electronic signatures. It is the electronic equivalent of physically signing a document, and when used in the courts, enables judges to electronically sign or stamp a document in real time, eliminating the need for them to print, sign and then rescan documents. TrueSign reduces paper, printing and related costs, speeds the signing process and improves court efficiency.
The upgraded TrueSign 3.0 offers users the familiar interface of a ribbon toolbar and the ability to make permanent markups and annotations to documents, such as text, arrows, lines, stamps and seals. Additionally, TrueSign 3.0 enables document redaction.
TrueSign is the first electronic signature solution to offer these features. The added functionality creates a more intuitive, productive signing experience for signing orders at the bench or remote location. Judge Philip Rodgers, of the 13th Circuit Court in Grand Traverse County, attests to this. His court was first to use TrueSign 3.0.
Said Rodgers, "The new version of TrueSign has a clean, user-friendly interface. It is easy to set preferences and to sign a variety of documents or to add in permanent revisions to proposed orders, either by drawing lines through text, adding my own text or even deleting an offending paragraph."
Adoption of TrueSign in the courts results in significant benefits, including reduced time to sign documents, increased ease and flexibility in signing off site or at distant locations and greatly improved workflow efficiencies. TrueSign also increases the security and accuracy of the signing process by preventing the wrong person from accidentally signing a document and providing the ability to track and audit all document signatures.
About ImageSoft, Inc.
ImageSoft, Inc., provides document and process management solutions to automate, streamline and improve workplace processes. Since 1996, ImageSoft's technology and workflow solutions have increased productivity, reduced operating costs and saved time and money for our customers in the courts, government, healthcare, insurance, education and manufacturing. An award-winning company, ImageSoft has, since 2008, consistently been named one of the nation's Fastest-Growing Privately Held Companies by Inc. magazine and repeatedly been selected as a Michigan Economic Bright Spot. The company is annually named one of Metropolitan Detroit's 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For, and in 2011, Inc. magazine selected ImageSoft as a Top Small Company Workplace. From its headquarters in Southfield, Mich., and satellite offices in Raleigh, N.C., and Portland, Ore., ImageSoft serves customers in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. Learn more at http://www.imagesoftinc.com.
UFC® Grants Mobile Content Distribution Rights to AppTech Corp For Latin America
LAS VEGAS and BOCA RATON, Fla., May 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Zuffa LLC, the owner of the Ultimate Fighting Championship® (http://www.ufc.com) announced today that it has signed an agreement with AppTech Corp (US OTC: APCX, http://www.apptechcorp.com) to give AppTech exclusive rights to distribute UFC® branded apps, multimedia and interactive content to mobile carriers and portals in all of Latin America, including Brazil, Mexico, Colombia, Argentina, Chile, Peru, Ecuador, Paraguay, Uruguay, Venezuela, and Central America.
The content will include the UFC fight library and event footage; individual fighter apps featuring highlights, statistics and live video interaction with top UFC superstars; live weigh-ins and previews of upcoming UFC events; news, rankings, and trivia games; and exclusive UFC themed wallpapers, ringtones and screensavers. Revenue will be generated from advertising, sponsorships, the sale of premium mobile content and interactive services.
UFC programming is broadcast in 149 countries and territories, to nearly one billion homes, in 20 different languages. With its mobile distribution in Latin and South America, AppTech will target more than 100 million UFC fans.
Karl Loriega, AppTech's Chief Operating Officer, states: "We are very excited to play a part in the UFC's unprecedented expansion in Brazil and Latin America. The growth of the UFC in the region coincides with the explosion of mobile services usage and Apptech is poised to deliver the best UFC content to fans on the go."
"The UFC prides itself on delivering the best and most up-to-date content to its fans, and working with a company such as AppTech will help us continue to be leaders in the digital space," said Marshall Zelaznik, UFC's Managing Director of International Development.
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About AppTech Corp
AppTech Corp, based in Boca Raton, Florida, is a leading provider of live streaming video applications to mobile communications devices. Its unique and proprietary LiveCam technology takes visual communication to the next level by facilitating video content generation directly from mobile devices to its platform and from there to viewers all over the world. With its hardware-accelerated LiveCam platform, AppTech supports practically all video formats and also allows for two-way communication.
About Ultimate Fighting Championship®
Universally recognized for its action-packed, can't-miss events that have sold out some of the biggest arenas and stadiums across the globe, the UFC® is the world's premier mixed martial arts organization. Owned and operated by Zuffa, LLC, headquartered in Las Vegas and with offices in London, Toronto and Beijing, UFC produces more than 30 live events annually and is the largest Pay-Per-View event provider in the world. In 2011, the UFC burst into the mainstream with a landmark seven-year broadcast agreement with FOX Sports Media Group. The agreement includes four live events broadcast on the FOX network annually, with additional fight cards and thousands of hours of programming broadcast on FOX properties FX and FUEL TV. This includes the longest-running sports reality show on television, The Ultimate Fighter®, which now airs on FX in an exciting new live format.
In addition to its reach on FOX, UFC programming is broadcast in over 149 countries and territories, to nearly one billion homes worldwide, in 20 different languages. UFC content is also distributed commercially in the United States to bars and restaurants through Joe Hand Promotions and in English throughout Canada via Premium Sports Broadcasting Inc. and in Quebec through Interbox. The UFC also connects with tens of millions of fans through its website, UFC.com, as well as social media sites Facebook and Twitter. UFC President Dana White is considered one of the most accessible and followed executives in sports, with over two million followers on Twitter. Ancillary UFC businesses include best-selling DVDs, an internationally distributed magazine, UFC.TV offering live event broadcasts and video on demand around the world, the best-selling UFC Undisputed® video game franchise distributed by THQ, UFC GYM®, UFC Fight Club affinity program, UFC Fan Expo® festivals, branded apparel and trading cards.
GameFLy To Publish Mobile Games For iOS And Anroid Platforms And Launch GameFly GameStore For Android
LOS ANGELES, May 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- GameFly, Inc., the leading video game service, announced today its plans to begin publishing mobile games for the iOS and Android platforms, as well as launching the independent GameFly GameStore for Android later this fall. Continuing its foray into digital initiatives, the company has set aside a game development fund to work with mobile developers that are in the process of making a great game, but need the extra resources to publish and promote their titles. GameFly will also expand its mission to be the top resource for all gaming needs, offering expertly curated Android games in the GameFly GameStore with thousands of the best games and daily deals. With its large social network for gamers, game discovery will also be made easier via friend recommendations, and ratings and reviews from fellow gamers.
"GameFly is dedicated to giving consumers the best user experience possible, and to be their single destination for console, PC and mobile gaming needs," said Sean Spector, GameFly co-founder and SVP of Business Development and Content. "We plan to be a leading player in mobile games by launching our retail GameStore for Android and helping to fund mobile developers of all sizes to publish, promote and sell their smartphone and tablet games."
GameFly is currently accepting submissions from mobile game developers at GameDev@GameFly.com, and expects to publish its first title this summer. The GameFly GameStore will be available for Android phones and tablets by this holiday season. GameFly's Game of the Day feature was launched on the popular GameFly mobile App in April, enabling iOS users to discover high quality games or find great deals on titles they may have missed.
About GameFly Inc.
GameFly, the leading video game service, allows members to rent one or more video games concurrently, with no due dates, late fees or shipping charges. Users can easily select from over 8,000 console/handheld titles or 1,500+ PC games for immediate download, and manage their list of games online at http://www.gamefly.com, the GameFly App for iOS and Android devices, or the new digital PC Client. Members receive games via First-Class Mail and return them to GameFly at their convenience using prepaid mailers. In addition to selling video games through the "Keep" feature, GameFly also sells new and used video games.
AT&T Continues To Focus On New York City Wireless Experience
Re-allocation of Network Resources Helps Improve Customers' Wireless Experience
NEW YORK, May 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- AT&T* has set the pace, delivering the mobile Internet to more smartphone customers than any other U.S. provider. In addition to voice calling, AT&T customers are connecting to the mobile Internet more every day, using smartphones, tablets and other networked devices to access apps and the web to manage their personal and business affairs.
To meet that exploding demand and enhance call quality and data speed, AT&T is re-allocating some radio frequency, or bandwidth, from its 2G to its more advanced 3G and 4G networks in New York City.
"Dedicating more capacity to our advanced wireless networks will help more of our customers in New York City have a better experience overall," said Tom DeVito, vice president and general manager for AT&T in New York and New Jersey. "By re-allocating network resources from our 2G network to support our newer, advanced networks, we're moving capacity to support the voice and mobile internet services our customers want."
This will help customers have an even better overall experience with both voice and the mobile Internet. AT&T has been proactively reaching out to affected customers who use 2G devices in New York City to provide them with more details and a variety of options for upgrading their devices, including discounts on new ones while keeping their mobile numbers. AT&T is encouraging customers to make the move to a better overall experience.
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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.
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Supermicro® Hadoop Solutions Accelerate Innovation with Launch of EMC® Greenplum® Analytics Workbench at EMC World
1,000 Node High-Performance, Scalable, Compute and Storage Clusters Support Open Test Platform for Apache Hadoop Development Community
SAN JOSE, Calif., May 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Super Micro Computer, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMCI), a global leader in high-performance, high-efficiency server technology and green computing, announces its 1,000 node Apache Hadoop cluster is now live with the launch of EMC's Greenplum Analytics Workbench this week at EMC World in Las Vegas, Nevada. Supermicro joins EMC and their industry leading partners in a collaborative effort to create the world's largest open lab environment for Apache Hadoop testing and development. This open platform offers Hadoop developers access to a large scale infrastructure for testing, refining and enhancing their Big Data analytics applications.
"Supermicro appreciates the opportunity to collaborate with our technology and solution partners on this landmark Hadoop project," said Wally Liaw, Vice President Sales, International at Supermicro. "The launch of Greenplum Analytics Workbench is the result of EMC's creative vision and a tribute to the value of working together to inspire and accelerate innovation in a rapidly developing technology. Supermicro's contribution supports the Hadoop development community with our most application optimized server and storage solutions for EMC's Greenplum Analytics Workbench and we look forward to the resulting insights and knowledge sharing so we can further improve our products to deliver the best solutions for this emerging analytics platform."
Supermicro's enterprise-class compute and storage systems offer the ideal platform for organizations looking to quickly implement or transition to Hadoop analytics and a flexible, cost-effective path to scalability as business needs evolve. Supermicro offers world-class integration (build & test) and support capabilities. Supermicro's contribution to the Greenplum Analytics Workbench consists of 1,000 dual-processor nodes with 12,000/24,000 Cores/Threads, 48 Terabytes of memory and 24 Petabytes of storage. System configurations optimized for this installation's requirements are based on Supermicro 2U SuperServer® Solutions supporting:
-- Dual Intel® Xeon® processors
-- Up to 192GB RAM with 12 DDR3 RDIMMs
-- 5 PCI-E 2.0 expansion slots
-- Onboard LSI 2008 6.0Gbps disk controller
-- Dual LAN with Intel 82576 Gigabit Ethernet Controller
-- Dedicated IPMI remote management port
-- 12 hot-swap 3.5" HDDs
-- Redundant 500 Watt Platinum Level high-efficiency (94%+) power supplies
"EMC Greenplum is pleased to have Supermicro contributing their systems and integration expertise along with our other technology partners Intel, Mellanox Technologies, Micron, Seagate, Switch and VMware to this development project," said Jim Totte, Director of Business Development at EMC Greenplum. "We worked closely with Supermicro's design teams to fine-tune system specifications for the optimum balance between performance and efficiency during peak power-draw on typical Greenplum Analytics Workbench workloads. We are excited to go live with this test platform to help the global Hadoop developer community and foster innovation in the Big Data analytics field."
About Super Micro Computer, Inc.
Supermicro® (NASDAQ: SMCI), the leading innovator in high-performance, high-efficiency server technology is a premier provider of advanced server Building Block Solutions® for Data Center, Cloud Computing, Enterprise IT, HPC and Embedded Systems worldwide. Supermicro is committed to protecting the environment through its "We Keep IT Green®" initiative and provides customers with the most energy-efficient, environmentally-friendly solutions available on the market.
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Global Digital Marketing Agency Micrositez Launches New Line of SEO Packages
Leading SEO Company Micrositez announces the launch of a new range of SEO Packages to meet market demand in its products and services.
LONDON, May 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Micrositez SEO Agency announced today that it has introduced a new line of SEO Packages designed to bolster its current line up of already (arguably) impressive offerings. Founder and CEO Scot Crone is quoted as saying "This new line of SEO Packages will really underpin our post Google Panda SEO strategy in 2012. These new SEO Packages are designed to offer the very best value for money and be the most cutting edge product on the market."
As SEO continues to evolve the needs of the market continue to change; to keep up with that change and meet the needs of SEO consumers in the 2012 post Google Panda search landscape Micrositez SEO UK have delivered what they say are debatably the very best SEO Packages available anywhere. Micrositez CEO is further quoted as saying, "The New SEO Packages include everything you could need or want in an SEO Package and absolutely NOTHING you don't."
This news could come as music to the ears of weary SEO consumers who have been tossed around by the waves of the Google Panda Update and the more recent Google Penguin Update. The company further asserts that the SEO Packages will help future proof their customers SEO strategy against any up-coming Google updates, as they are confident that they have the balance just right and that all of the new SEO Packages are 100% within Google Webmaster Guidelines.
The company has cleverly named the new SEO Packages: Player, Contender and Champion in a bid to move away from the more threadbare: Silver, Gold and Platinum title choices which are spread across the web's pages ad-nauseum. The company is confident that the new line of SEO Packages will be a roaring success and an asset to any business in the market for a competitively prices SEO Package.
NewsLook Launches Free Personalized Video News App for iPad
Recently Launched Global Video News Services Now Empowers iPad Users to Create Custom Video Channels from 50+ Curated Worldwide News Sources
NEW YORK, May 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- NewsLook, a 24-hour global streaming video news service, launched its first iOS app for the Apple iPad today at paidContent 2012, one of the digital industry's anticipated events. A first of its kind, the free NewsLook app offers any "newshound" the opportunity to tap a vast, curated library of news video from over 50 sources including Associated Press, Bloomberg and Reuters, to create their own custom channels for viewing on the iPad, the ubiquitous tablet computer with an estimated 100 million sold since its launch in 2010. NewsLook's free iPad app is available from the App Store on iPad or at http://www.newslook.com/ipad.
"I wanted to be able to easily see what was going on in the world and watch what was of interest to me, which is the reason I launched this service and now this app," said Fred Silverman, a former CBS producer who is the CEO and Founder of NewsLook. "Our NewsLook iPad app offers unprecedented personalization and engages users by greatly streamlining video search and discovery, enabling them to weed out unrelated content and get just what they want, from trustworthy sources."
"Users can customize video 'channels' to fit their interests - sports, politics, lifestyle, fashion, art and entertainment," continued Silverman. "They can even target down to a specific type of interest such as the name of a specific celebrity or '2012 presidential election.' A devotee of current events or culture can create a channel, sit back and watch the videos they love. Like politics? Add it. Don't like celebrity news? Remove it. It's that simple."
NewsLook curates and publishes 150 videos daily in real-time and maintains a vast archive of over forty thousand videos. This content is also available across a variety of platforms like Sony BIV and Google TV as well as via seamless syndication. NewsLook's turnkey distribution platform incorporates content and data management, transcription services, publishing and monetization tools as well as robust APIs for digital publishers.
NewsLook, is an ad supported, 24-hour global video streaming news service that offers premium content from over 50+ professional news outlets around the world. Available on the web and a variety of platforms, as well as syndication partners, NewsLook's proprietary technology classifies video so users can create customized channels, packages and feeds with simple interactive filters. NewsLook's partners include Associated Press, Bloomberg, AFP,and Reuters. For more information go to http://www.newslook.com.
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