BNA Books Announces NEW Mobile Applications for The Law Officer's Pocket Manual, 2010 Edition and BNA's Directory of State and Federal Courts, Judges, and Clerks, 2011 Edition
ARLINGTON, Va., June 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- BNA Books, a division of specialized news and information publisher BNA, today announced the first-ever release of new mobile applications for The Law Officer's Pocket Manual, 2011 Edition and BNA's Directory of State and Federal Courts, Judges, and Clerks, 2011 Edition. The mobile applications for these reference guides complement the printed versions and provide additional features that practitioners will find indispensible in the field.
The mobile application for The Law Officer's Pocket Manual, 2011 Edition serves as an on-the-scene version of the guide, which provides legal guidance based on the most recent Supreme Court decisions. The new mobile application makes it possible for officers to access this valuable information instantly from their iPhone®, iPad®, or BlackBerry®. Defensible police practices are presented, with more than 100 practical examples drawn from leading cases. Basic rules of procedure are highlighted in red for quick reference, and examples showing how the rules are applied are provided throughout. This application can be downloaded from the iTunes® App Store onto an Apple iPhone® or iPad® and from BlackBerry App World(TM) onto a BlackBerry® device.
The mobile application for BNA's Directory of State and Federal Courts, Judges, and Clerks, 2011 Edition enhances the features of the printed version of this Directory and makes the 767-page reference easier to use by fitting right into your pocket. The Directory contains listings for 2,133 state courts, 216 federal courts, 16,025 judges, and 5,319 clerks and court administrators in the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. territories. The mobile application makes it easier for practitioners to find courthouses by providing links to maps and to contact judges, clerks, and administrators by providing email addresses and phone numbers. Other mobile features offered include links to court websites and the ability to "favorite" specific officials. The mobile application is the first of its kind, and the Directory is the only available directory that contains information for all 50 states, D.C., and U.S. territories. This application is available for download in the iTunes® App Store.
BNA is a leading private publisher of news and information products for professionals in law and business. In addition to The Law Officer's Pocket Manual and BNA's Directory of State and Federal Courts, Judges, and Clerks, BNA Books publishes Supreme Court Practice; Federal Appellate Practice; and many other titles in legal specialties. For a free BNA Books catalog, call 1-800-960-1220 or send an e-mail request to email@example.com.
The mobile application for The Law Officer's Pocket Manual, 2010 Edition is priced at $9.99 per download and may be purchased from the iTunes® App store or from BlackBerry App World(TM). The mobile application for BNA's Directory of State and Federal Courts, Judges, and Clerks, 2011 Edition is available in the iTunes® App store for $9.99 per download. The BNA Books website, including an online catalog, can be found at bna.com/bnabooks. Please note that any available discounts cannot be combined.
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Hospital Council of Northern and Central California Announces Support of BayWEB Project
Increased Wireless Access Will Benefit Region's Health Care System and Delivery of Patient Care
SAN FRANCISCO, June 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the Hospital Council of Northern and Central California announced its support of the Bay Area Wireless Enhanced Broadband System (BayWEB), citing the proposed wireless broadband network's benefits to the health care system and improved delivery of patient and emergency care.
"BayWEB will strengthen broadband access for hospitals and health care providers at our organizations hospitals across Northern California," said Ron Smith, Senior Vice President of the Council. "Coordination among health care professionals can be improved significantly as a result of the access the BayWEB project provide, and this will strengthen our ability to deliver health care services to patients."
The Council is a non-profit hospital and health system association established in 1961, representing 185 hospitals in 50 of California's 58 counties, from Kern County to the Oregon border. Its membership includes hospitals and health systems ranging from small, rural hospitals to large, urban medical centers.
"Hospitals will benefit from access to this state-of-the-art, broadband network, and improve coordination among hospitals and emergency responders," said Smith. "This coordination is crucial to tap into technology-enabled patient care solutions for emergency responders in route to our hospitals as well as patients when they arrive, resulting in more advanced care for all our patients."
In addition to serving key anchor institutions such as hospitals, community colleges, schools, and libraries with increased broadband access, the BayWEB project also includes a state-of-the-art, 4G LTE (Long-Term Evolution) interoperable broadband network for public safety. It will also create over 1,300 local jobs, and improve wireless access in un-served and underserved areas across the Bay Area.
The Council joins a growing list of BayWEB supporters. The project has recently been endorsed by the Alliance for Jobs and Sustainable Growth, a coalition of business and labor leaders in San Francisco, and the Peninsula Coalition, consisting of leaders in the business, labor and political communities in San Mateo County.
The BayRICS Authority, the governing body for BayWEB, has been joined by a host of local government jurisdictions including: the State of California, the City and County of Francisco, the City of San Jose, the City of Oakland, San Mateo County, Alameda County, Santa Clara County, Sonoma County, Contra Costa County, the East Bay Regional Communications System Authority and the South Bay Regional Communications System.
"We are proud to back this innovative public-private partnership that will bring so many advantages to hospitals and health care providers across our region," concluded Smith.
-- BayWEB is estimated to create more than 1,300 jobs; local job creation
will be boosted by the public broadband component of BayWEB.
-- After 10 years, ownership of the BayWEB system will be transferred to
the Bay Area governing authority, providing local jurisdictions the
opportunity to operate these systems and generate revenue.
-- The $72.4 million project is jointly funded through a federal BTOP
(Broadband Technology Opportunities Program) grant of $50.5 million and
$21.9 million in private funding from Motorola Solutions. The company
was awarded the federal grant following a competitive review process
administered by the U.S. Department of Commerce as part of the American
Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
Contact: Ron Smith, Senior Vice PresidentPhone: (415) 616-9990
SOURCE Hospital Council of Northern and Central California
Hospital Council of Northern and Central California
Legal teams save time, money with new electronic discovery solutions
DALLAS, June 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --Inventus, LLC, a Web hosting and technology solutions provider for major law firms and corporate legal departments, recently launched inVerito, a new early case assessment workflow and pricing model for electronic discovery. Legal teams can use the functionality to quickly and effectively filter out large amounts of irrelevant data during the early stages of document review. Since the launch, Inventus has seen a 60 percent reduction in total cost of review on average for customers using inVerito. These customers have also been able to access processed data seven to ten times faster.
"Clients are demanding more creative workflows focused on reducing and controlling costs and we've proven to be leader in that arena," said Trevor Campion, CEO at Inventus. "We focus on enhancing the customer experience. That creativity is fundamental to our culture and it's what has made us one of the fastest growing companies in the industry."
Inventus recently reported record sales growth, attributing much of the company's success to its uniquely qualified project management team. All team members hold law degrees and have a background in technology. This gives Inventus practical insight into the electronic review process while developing user-end benefits.
"The inVerito workflow developed by Inventus supports our vision by helping us reduce and control the costs associated with the review of electronic documents," said Richard Lutkus of the law firm, Seyfarth Shaw LLP, an Inventus client. "Seyfarth prides itself as a knowledge leader in electronic discovery and embraces leading technologies and workflow in an effort to control costs for our clients."
The inVerito workflow is used within Relativity, a popular electronic discovery review platform. Inventus also recently integrated Relativity with its own data processing software. This integration eliminates the need to move data between platforms, which greatly increases the speed with which clients can begin viewing documents and greatly reduces the risk of error as part of the copy and load process.
"Inventus has built an exciting offering on top of Relativity with inVerito," said Andrew Sieja, CEO of kCura Corporation, creator of Relativity. "It's a great example of an innovative partner leveraging Relativity's platform capabilities, integrating best of breed products into a solution that increases the speed, quality, and delivery of service while reducing overall costs to customers."
About Inventus, LLC
Through a combination of technology, talent and process, Inventus provides a broad range of discovery solutions and related services to major law firms and corporate legal departments across the U.S. including Web hosting, electronic data discovery, enterprise software sales and document imaging. Inventus is closely linked to its sister companies in the shareholder portfolio, which include BMI/Imagenet and Digital Media Warehouse, and represent over $65M in combined revenues. For more information, please visit http://www.inventus.com and http://www.imagenetamerica.com or contact Ashleigh Breen at email@example.com.
Quicken Loans is First Home Loan Lender to Offer Mobile Mortgage App
- Nation's largest online lender takes mortgage process mobile to iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad platforms -
DETROIT, June 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Quicken Loans Inc., the nation's largest online home lender, today became the first mortgage provider to offer a mobile app that enables clients to apply for a home loan from the palm of their hand with the launch of "MyQL Mobile." The app, available for the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad, guides clients from their initial application to the closing table, all part of the company's mission to provide a home loan experience that is "Engineered to Amaze."
MyQL Mobile by Quicken Loans simplifies the complicated mortgage process by providing real-time home loan status updates, immediate access to a home loan expert with the touch of a button, and an interactive list of all loan documents needed to begin the home loan process. Clients can conveniently submit these loan documents by taking a picture of them with their iPhone 4.
Whether clients need a mortgage to purchase their dream home or are looking to refinance and lock-in lower monthly payments, MyQL Mobile provides an easier path to closing a home loan.
"At a time when consumers expect to have instant access and visibility to all of their purchasing decisions, it only makes sense that we offer our clients a new window into one of the most important purchasing decisions they will make to reach their financial goals," said Bill Emerson, Quicken Loans CEO.
"MyQL Mobile is a milestone in our history," continued Emerson. "We became the first mortgage provider to offer home loans in all 50 states from centralized online web centers, as well as the first to adopt e-signature technology. Now, with our new mortgage app, we become the first to offer the easiest and most efficient mortgage process ever available to consumers."
MyQL Mobile by Quicken Loans combines a simple, easy to understand user interface with the efficiency of providing clients with an amazing mobile experience for the processing of their home loan.
Please visit MyQL Mobile to view a video demonstration of MyQL Mobile by Quicken Loans.
MyQL Mobile can be downloaded for free by visiting Quicken Loans. Quicken Loans clients will need a MyQL login to access the app's features.
About Quicken Loans Inc:
Quicken Loans Inc. is the nation's largest online retail mortgage lender and among the five largest overall retail home lenders in the United States. The company closed a record $29 billion in retail home loan volume across all 50 states in 2010, and recently closed its 1 millionth loan. Quicken Loans employs approximately 3,700 team members and generates loan production from five web centers located in Michigan, Ohio and Arizona. The company also operates a centralized loan processing facility in Michigan as well as its San Diego-based One Reverse Mortgage unit. Quicken Loans ranked #1 in customer satisfaction among all home mortgage lenders in the United States by J.D. Power and Associates for 2010. "QuickenLoans.com" has been named "Best of the Web" by Forbes and Money magazines. The company also has been named to FORTUNE magazine's list of the country's "100 Best Companies To Work For" eight consecutive years, ranking as high as #2, and named in the Top-15 of Computerworld magazine's "100 Best Places to Work In Technology" for seven years in a row. Quicken Loans ranked #1 in the Detroit Free Press' 'Top Workplaces of 2010' List. The company last August moved its headquarters and 1,700 of its 3,700 full-time team members to downtown Detroit. For more information about Quicken Loans, please visit http://www.quickenloans.com.
About Rock Holdings Inc:
Rock Holdings Inc. is the parent company for several financial services related businesses and employs more than 4,000 team members. These client-focused and technologically-driven companies include Quicken Loans, the nation's largest online home lender and One Reverse Mortgage unit, the fastest growing reverse mortgage lender in America; Title Source, a nationwide leader of title insurance and settlement services; Quicken Loans Mortgage Services (QLMS), a mortgage origination platform servicing community banks and credit unions across the country; In-House Realty, the preferred real estate partner of Quicken Loans that matches clients with trusted real estate agents in all 50 states; and, Quizzle.com, the online innovator and website where consumers manage their home, money and credit. Rock Holdings, Inc. also recently moved its headquarters to downtown Detroit.
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Quicken Loans Inc.
CONTACT: Jordan Fylonenko, Quicken Loans | Public Relations, Office: +1-313-373-3046, Cell: +1-313-530-4692
LOS ANGELES, June 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Anyone who has recently visited a hospital emergency room knows that there is often a wait before non-urgent patients can be seen by a physician. Patients with life-threatening conditions must be treated first, of course, but in Los Angeles County, the closure of so many ERs has left the remaining facilities overburdened with patients. The recession has also left many community residents out of work and without health insurance, so patients are using the ER as their primary source of medical care. Lakewood Regional Medical Center is addressing lengthy ER wait times with online services that promise to get patients in to see a doctor quicker. That was certainly the case for Jean Law and her young son.
"I'm a new mom, and my son is only a couple of months old," she states. "He developed a fever on a Friday night, and I knew I couldn't wait until Monday morning to take him to his pediatrician." Jean had seen bus ads promoting Lakewood Regional's new InQuickER service, which allows patients needing to see a doctor to go online and select an appointment time convenient for them. The service guarantees that the patient will be seen within 15 minutes of their appointment time in the ER, or the nominal fee is refunded. The service worked like clockwork for Jean.
"I logged on around 2 am and selected an appointment time of 5:00 am," she recalls. "When we arrived, I was taken right in to see the doctor." Jean appreciated the quick service, as well as being able to avoid waiting in the ER. "When you have a child that young, the last thing you want to do is to expose them to other sick people," she wisely notes.
Carole York was equally satisfied with the InQuickER service, as well. She was having trouble sleeping after a fall because of side pain and decided it was time to see a doctor. As a retired medical social worker, she knows what to expect of emergency rooms and Lakewood Regional exceeded those expectations.
"My experience with Lakewood's emergency department was excellent," she declares. "Sitting around waiting to see a medical professional, especially if -- as in my case -- it was not a life threatening emergency, is frustrating. I went online on a Saturday at 9 and took an 11 am appointment time. I got in right away. I would guess that InQuickER is also helpful to the physicians and nurses because they can better triage and prioritize cases based on need and urgency. In addition, the staff was fabulous. The nurse practitioner who saw me, Glenda, was warm and professional, and she followed up promptly the next day when I was having problems with my medication."
InQuickER is not the only new digital tool that empowers patients to take more control over their care. Lakewood Regional posts "real time" wait times on its website so patients can decide when it's time for them to come in to the ER. And the hospital recently unveiled its own mobile application to further connect the hospital to community members and increase access to health-related information.
The mobile applications are available as a free download for Apple and Android products. The application allows users to directly access the InQuickER registration screen and view ER wait times as well as maps and directions to Lakewood Regional. It also offers a list of frequently-dialed hospital numbers, a physician finder, first aid guide and health library. The "My Data" feature allows users to record important health information such as medical history, physician contacts, medications, allergies, emergency contacts and insurance information. Free downloads are available at http://www.LakewoodApps.com or by scanning the QR code with your Smart Phone device.
"Every day, people look for ways to manage their health care. InQuickER lets patient take more control of their schedules when they need to see a doctor. And mobile applications provide a convenient and easy way to access health-related information," said Joseph Badalian, chief executive officer. "The time has come to offer this technology to members of our community."
Patrick Houston, 562-602-6742
SOURCE Lakewood Regional Medical Center
Lakewood Regional Medical Center
Corporate Housing by Owner Partners with Payment Processing, Inc., Enabling Secure Credit Card, eCheck Payments
New online tools allow corporate rental property owners to accept and manage payments
HIGHLANDS RANCH, Colo., June 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Corporate Housing by Owner (CHBO), a top solution provider connecting corporate housing property owners and tenants, announces a strategic partnership with integrated payments leader, Payment Processing, Inc. (PPI). The partnership allows property owners to accept credit card and eCheck payments from renters/tenants. Owners will utilize several convenient web tools to simplify payment acceptance and management - the PayMover BusinessView reporting and transaction management portal, PayMover Virtual Terminal and PayMover eInvoice.
Free to CHBO customers using PPI, the PayMover BusinessView web portal and PayMover Payment Applications permit property owners to manage credit card transactions and eCheck acceptance with ease and security online. BusinessView features a variety of reporting and management tools, including:
-- The ability to search for a specific transaction or view a range of
transactions. Results can be viewed and sorted on-screen, or exported as
CSV or PDF files.
-- Functionality to search by batch number or a date range to match
specific transactions to a deposit. A batch summary provides information
such as the time and date the batch was opened, whether it settled, the
total amount settled and the number of payments. Search results can be
viewed and sorted on-screen, or exported as CSV or PDF files.
-- Detailed Transaction Reports to export transaction details based on
specific date ranges, batch ID, payment type or transaction type.
PayMover Payment Applications provide an easy method to credit, debit and check transactions, as well as to create and send invoices for web-based payment. Applications include:
-- PayMover Virtual Terminal to accept credit cards or bank payments over
the phone or by fax, entering required data and receiving transaction
approval in seconds.
-- PayMover eInvoice, though which the property owner can create, send and
track invoices when renters are hesitant to provide sensitive credit
card or bank information over the phone.
"By-owner landlords can boost their professionalism and profits by accepting credit cards and eCheck payments, and we know the PPI platform will be of great value to our thousands of customers listing properties on CHBO and to the thousands of tenants they serve each year," says CHBO President, Eric Smith. "We also believe that PPI goes a step beyond simple transaction offerings by providing a central point to conduct everything needed to manage rental payments."
PPI President, Eddie Myers, comments, "We're thrilled to be working with CHBO and extending our reach into the corporate housing rental market. We believe CHBO property owners will find PayMover BusinessView the most convenient method available for handling all their payment needs."
CorporateHousingbyOwner.com was founded in 2006 out of a need to connect private homeowners and real estate investors offering furnished, short-term rentals with corporate housing seekers such as traveling executives, relocated professionals, traveling nurses, actors, athletes and more. The company gives individual homeowners and investors tools to manage a corporate housing property themselves, as well as helps them market their property to a mass audience turning to corporate housing to fulfill their housing needs. Please visit http://www.CorporateHousingbyOwner.com for more information.
About Payment Processing, Inc.
Since 1995, PPI has been partnering with software developers and their customers, delivering nothing less than robust, stable, fully supported and profitable integrated payment solutions. We provide developers with a full range of in-house services for building and promoting integrated payment solutions, including PPI-developed hosted payment services, integration support, customer support, marketing assistance and PA DSS/PCI-DSS security services. It's why more than 1,500 partners and 49,000 businesses have selected Payment Processing, Inc. as their dedicated payment professionals. Learn more at http://www.paypros.com/CHBO.
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Great Wolf Lodge Debuts Social Media First For Waterpark Industry
Great Wolf Connect allows direct Facebook photo sharing through RFID technology
GRAND MOUND, Wash., June 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Great Wolf Resorts® (NASDAQ: WOLF), North America's largest family of indoor waterpark resorts, is debuting a new technology that's a social media first for the industry. Great Wolf Connect, launching first at Great Wolf Lodge® - Grand Mound, allows guests to link the radio-frequency identification (RFID) technology in their waterpark wristbands with their Facebook accounts to automatically share photos from photo-friendly Paw Posts throughout the resort.
This new use of RFID technology will allow guests to have photos taken, which are then automatically posted to their Facebook page throughout their visit. Capturing this instant "wish you were here" moment was a challenge in the past with guests not bringing the necessary technology into the waterpark.
"Family vacations are what memories are made of, with photos lining the fronts of refrigerators and pages of albums for years," said Steve Shattuck, Corporate Director of Communications at Great Wolf Resorts. "Today, our guests use Facebook as both a virtual post card and a photo album. With technology we already had in place, we were able to make sharing one step easier."
Built by Fish Technologies, Great Wolf Connect uses the RFID technology imbedded in the waterpark's wristbands, which also serve as guests' room keys and in-house charge accounts. After check-in, guests can register their wristband at the Great Wolf Connect kiosks and link it directly to their Facebook account. Then, at five Paw Posts located throughout the resort, guests simply scan their wristband and smile for the digital camera at each spot. That photo - or a general photo of each attraction - and a caption are then automatically posted on the guests' Facebook wall.
"Guests have been asking us for photo sharing functionality for quite some time. Great Wolf Connect allows us to expand our technology infrastructure in a way that enhances their stay," said Great Wolf Chief Information Officer Rajiv Castillino. "In Grand Mound, we've already seen our guests embrace this new experience. And as guests see others capturing memories at the Paw Posts, they're trying it out for themselves, too."
The Paw Post locations include the most popular photo opportunities throughout the resort, including the resort's signature Tipping Bucket as well as a full view of the of the waterpark from an elevated balcony inside the waterpark, the Great Clock Tower in the lobby, the statue of Sprinkles the Bear outside Bear Paw Sweets & Eats(TM), and Pixi's Perch, part of the MagiQuest® game.
Great Wolf Resorts, Inc.® (NASDAQ: WOLF), Madison, Wis., is North America's largest family of indoor waterpark resorts, and, through its subsidiaries and affiliates, owns, licenses and/or operates its family resorts under the Great Wolf Lodge® brand. Great Wolf Resorts is a fully integrated resort company with Great Wolf Lodge locations in: Wisconsin Dells, Wis.; Sandusky, Ohio; Traverse City, Mich.; Kansas City, Kan.; Williamsburg, Va.; the Pocono Mountains, Pa.; Niagara Falls, Ontario; Mason, Ohio; Grapevine, Texas; Grand Mound, Wash.; and Concord, N.C.
The company's resorts are family-oriented destination facilities that generally feature 300 to 600 rooms and a large indoor entertainment area measuring 40,000 to 100,000 square feet. The all-suite properties offer a variety of room styles, arcade/game rooms, fitness rooms, themed restaurants, spas, supervised children's activities and other amenities. The company's consolidated subsidiary, Creative Kingdoms, LLC, is a developer and operator of technology-based, interactive quest adventure experiences such as MagiQuest®.
MANCHESTER, N.H., June 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --QED Connect, Inc. (OTC: QEDN.PK), a New York corporation ("QED Connect"), announced on Friday, June 17th, that it has closed the acquisition of StockProfile.com, StockProfileTV.com and SPnewsWire.com.
StockProfile.com is Media Awareness Company which operates a customized platform showcasing emerging growth stocks to independent minded investors. Management believes that there are well over 10,000 publicly traded companies in the United States and Canada alone. The overwhelming majority of these stocks in managements' opinion, are relatively unknown to the investing public.
StockProfile.com offers a unique information portal for investors choosing to make their own investment decisions and for companies wishing to reach those investors. Users can review all stocks in detail on the website at no cost. Management contends that over 60% of individual investors have purchased stocks online and that over half of individual investors make their own choices when it comes to stock market investing.
StockProfile.com specifically caters to individual investors by providing a platform to discover dynamic publicly traded companies in a free, user-friendly environment. Management believes that the StockProfile.com platform allows these companies to raise their public profile with an audience of independent Internet savvy investors.
Tom Makmann, CEO of QED Connect commented, "The closing of the acquisition of StockProfile.com and its various web properties represents a significant step in our business strategy for 2011. The Company's portfolio of strategic partners and acquisitions provides QED with an entry to the multiple market segments. The addition of StockProfile.com expands our position into the Internet market."
The Company will be working to increase the subscriber base of StockProfile.com as part of its business strategy. The web site offers an alternate platform to micro-cap companies to provide potential investors with current information that may not be readily available elsewhere. The subscribing companies will be able to elevate their profile information to include video, interactive charts, and offer more in depth information. Additionally, services such as consulting expertise to support the public market (corporate filings) are planned as a future enhancement.
Additionally the Company has changed transfer agents form Routh Stock Transfer, Inc. to Olde Monmouth Stock Transfer Co, Inc. as of today. Olde Monmouth contact information:
QED Connect, Inc. is a New York corporation holding company which makes acquisitions, investments, and enters into strategic business partnerships. The Company seeks businesses with strong potential which QED can assist in achieving their plans and realizing their maximum potential. This business model achieves the Company's goals and expands its overall revenue and profits and diversifies through entry into the multiple market segments. It is QED's intention to help its partners and subsidiaries realize growth, and that growth would, in turn, enhance QED's ability to increase shareholder value. http://www.qedconnect.com
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Payoff.com Transforms Personal Financial Management with First Ever Social Community for Your Finances
In Wake of Great Recession and Continuing Consumer Debt Crisis, Payoff.com Launches Simple, Social, Fun, Personal Finance Site.
LOS ANGELES, June 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- With effects of the Great Recession lingering in a personal debt crisis, a home foreclosure crisis and widespread unemployment, today Payoff.com is launching a free social finance site offering consumers a fun and engaging way to pay off their debt, meet their savings goals and fulfill their financial dreams. With $3.5 million in capital investment led by FirstMark Capital, Payoff.com offers consumers a positive new alternative to view and interact with their finances.
"Debt steals dreams," said Scott Saunders, CEO and Founder of Payoff.com. "With trillions in consumer debt, a lot of dreams are being lost. Spreadsheets, pie charts and line-by-line budgets are great for financial analysts but suck for the average American. Payoff.com offers debt ridden consumers a way to get a better handle on the big picture and a clear path to pay off their debt, meet their savings goals and fulfill their financial dreams."
Today in America there is more than $14 trillion in consumer debt including mortgages. Nearly 25% of Americans have negative equity in their homes and more than 2 million people have negative equity greater than 50 percent or are at least $150,000 "upside down." More than half of Americans carry unpaid balances on their credit cards that average $16,000 and the average student loan debt for graduating seniors has risen to $24,000.
Payoff.com is "just what American consumers need today: a simple, practical and fun way to manage finances and actually achieve personal financial goals," said Phillip Riese, former President of American Express and a Payoff.com Advisor.
Payoff has built a unique Personal Financial Management and financial account aggregation utility that addresses the unmet needs of a wide cross-section of American consumers compared to competing personal finance websites. Unlike other sites, Payoff.com allows users to share dreams, goals and accomplishments with their friends and garner their support, earn badges and win prizes like a game, and view their historical spending categorized by major merchants like Safeway, Starbucks, Old Navy, Target, and Victoria's Secret. Payoff.com's Scientific Advisory Board, led by Dr. Galen Buckwalter, Founder and Chief Scientist of eHarmony, is helping translate the most cutting edge findings in neuroeconomics into Payoff's product and pioneering the first definitive approach to help people understand their unique financial personality.
"Payoff is leading a paradigm shift in making personal financial management more approachable to a wider array of people," said Bill Cvengros, Former CEO of PIMCO Advisors and a Payoff.com investor.
Payoff.com has secured funding from an all-star list of angel investors including Betsy Bernard, former President of AT&T, Kai Huang, Founder of Guitar Hero, Jim Nordstrom, former President of Nordstrom, David Solomon, Global Co-Head of Investment Banking at Goldman Sachs, and several other angel investors.
Help has arrived! Payoff.com has turned the drudgery of personal financial management into something simple, social and fun. Payoff helps individuals take control of their financial destinies as a means to achieve goals and fulfill dreams. Payoff's product allows its users to share dreams, set financial goals like paying off a credit card or saving to start a business, and track their financial picture without pie-charts, spreadsheets or data-entry. Payoff.com also offers practical tools to help its users quickly achieve goals and rewards progress with badges and cash prizes to motivate its users. Payoff was founded in 2009 in Los Angeles, California. For more information, visit http://www.payoff.com.
Quarch Technology Introduces Physical Layer Switches for Storage Interfaces
AVIEMORE, Scotland, June 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Quarch Technology Ltd - specialists in test automation - today announced a range of physical layer switches to complement their existing innovative range of storage test products. These new products allow the user to remotely and automatically switch connections between multiple host and target ports.
This release includes a 4-to-8 SAS/SATA 6Gb/s multiplexer and a 1-to-8 USB 3.0 SuperSpeed multiplexer. Automatable applications include hot-swapping between multiple devices and switching instrumentation into different paths of a system. These devices will make testing faster and more efficient for manufacturers.
"Switching products are a great addition to the Quarch range, they are very easy to use and far more cost effective than anything else on the market today. Whether you need to switch in an analyzer or automate an entire motherboard test suite, these modules enable our customers to save time and money through automation."
Andy Norrie - Technical Director - Quarch
The modules are transparent to hosts and attached devices. Their unique signal forwarding capability allows users to easily observe high speed data from multiple paths using a protocol analyzer, while causing minimal effect on signal timing. Modules include programmable signal conditioning, allowing equalization and de-emphasis to be applied on individual ports.
As with all Quarch products the modules are designed to integrate into existing test systems with minimal effort and a range of control interfaces are available to suit customer requirements.
Further modules in the same line will be released over the coming months, a PCIe module is the next planned product.
Quarch are proud to have their products distributed in the U.S. by SerialCables LLC. For U.S. sales and product information please contact http://www.serialcables.com.
For further information about the Quarch Torridon Test Automation System visit their website at http://www.quarch.com.
Quarch Technology Ltd is a world leading supplier of automated test tools for Storage Systems. Scalable test systems enable manufacturers and re-sellers of data storage to get to market faster with a more reliable product. Their ground breaking and highly customizable solutions can be tailored to our customer's needs, allowing the system to achieve a very rapid return on investment in any test environment. For more information, visit: http://www.quarch.com
Inspired by the comic books, SuperGay has an original script that runs a
unique adventure through a motion comic narrative. The game follows the
rhythm of an original soundtrack with a blockbuster style. The added value
for SuperGay consumers is that it provides great entertainment and funny
To help SuperGay achieve the 32 game levels, the user will be immersed
in amazing world of fun mini games, whilst he or she should eliminate the
clone army to stop an imminent nuclear war. The game presents many
challenges and different mechanisms: infiltration levels, dancing, skill
puzzles, dynamic chases and action, lots of action.
Dr. Tom Palmer is an idealistic scientist of the Genetic Corp. Company.
There, he works with his father-in-law, Dr. Arnold Himmler and the beautiful
Ilsa Himmler, his fiancee.
He develops a cloning project for humanitarian purposes. However behind
his back, his father in law and fiancee negotiate lucrative contracts with
international leaders to sell their work for military purposes.
However, when Dr. Palmer finds it out it seems too late. Dissatisfied
with his personal life, and now betrayed in his career, Tom needs an escape.
A failed experiment grants him new super powers and opens the door to his
last chance. Tom will have to stop his jilted ex-girlfriend Ilsa to attempt
revenge, which may result in a truly global nuclear war.
Headquartered in Barcelona, Spain, Klicrainbow is a publisher and
developer of interactive entertainment software videogames, using the new
online channels. http://www.klicrainbow.com
Supergay technical specifications
Title: SuperGay & the Attack of his Ex-Girlfriends
Genre: Adventure, Action, Superheroes, Puzzles
Developer: Klicrainbow, S.L.
Official website: http://www.supergaygames.com
Release date: 28/6/2011
Text/voice/manual languages: English, Deutsch, Italian, French, Spanish
Music in game: Original soundtrack
Facebook: SuperGay the game
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Gameloft, a leading global publisher of digital and social games,
announced its mobile lineup for the half-year of 2011 with 12 new titles in
development. This includes in-house brands like Real Football and Asphalt
alongside prestigious licensed properties like Harry Potter, Lego(R)
Batman(TM), Where's Wally?(R)and Driver. The games will be released
gradually on all phones and in all countries between July and December 2011.
Action and Adventure Games:
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows[TM] - Part 2: Experience an
exciting, magical adventure with the official mobile game of the final film
in this series, eagerly anticipated by millions of viewers around the world.
Assassin's Creed: Revelations: This sequel to Assassin's Creed:
Brotherhood lands Ezio and Altair in a brand new setting: Constantinople.
Let the magical locations enchant you as you discover startling revelations
in the final chapter of Ezio's saga.
Lego(R) Batman(TM): The Mobile Game: The official adaption of the hit
video game combining two legendary franchises is coming soon to mobile. The
game follows the action-packed adventures of Batman(TM) as he faces an array
of classic villains, in a LEGO world full of fun and surprise.
Immortals: The game is based on the highly- anticipated Immortals movie,
a stylish and visually spectacular 3D action-adventure from visionary
director Tarsem Singh (The Cell, The Fall), releasing in theaters 11/11/11.
In it, you play as Theseus, the young heroic villager chosen by the Gods to
battle the brutal and bloodthirsty King Hyperion and his Heraklion army
before he finds the Bow of Epirus, and takes over the world.
Wild West Guns: The first open-world western action game on mobile
offers total freedom in varied environments (great plains, deserts,
mountains, ghost towns, etc.) with over 30 missions and a surprising plot.
Gangstar Rio :City of Saints: The final chapter in the successful
Gangstar saga gets a new look and a move to Brazil. For the first time in a
game of this genre, you can explore the streets of Rio de Janeiro, access a
huge collection of cars and weapons and rule the city.
Sports and Racing Games:
Real Football 2012: The standard for football games from Gameloft
returns on mobile for the 2011-2012 season in an edition with even more
content, featuring new animations, new graphics and new functions.
Asphalt 6: Adrenaline: The famous Asphalt series is back on the starting
line with 22 new vehicles from 16 of the most prestigious manufacturers. Get
ready to race on 10 different tracks around the world in classic challenges
like Drift mode or helicopter chases, as well as the new Adrenaline mode for
even more amazing races.
Midnight Pool 3: After the success of the previous versions selling in
the millions of copies around the world, Midnight Pool makes its return to
mobile. This new edition features a new career mode, great atmosphere, and
plenty of improvements.
Driver(R) San Francisco: This game marks the return of the saga that
invented the action racing game. In this new opus, you become detective John
Tanner and throw yourself into a relentless manhunt across San Francisco.
Strategy Games :
Sid Meier's Civilization(R) V: The Mobile Game:The worldwide strategy
game phenomenon is coming to feature phones! Based on the award-winning and
best-selling franchise from 2K Games and Firaxis Games, become ruler of the
world by establishing and leading a civilization from the dawn of man into
the space age. Wage war, conduct diplomacy, discover new technologies, go
head-to-head with some of history's greatest leaders and build the most
powerful empire the world has ever known.
Puzzle Game :
Where's Wally?(R): Travel through space and time to search for the
iconic striped globetrotter and all his friends in this challenging and fun
search-and-find mobile game!
A leading global publisher of digital and social games, Gameloft(R) has
established itself as one of the top innovators in its field since 2000.
Gameloft creates games for all digital platforms, including mobile phones,
smartphones and tablets (including Apple(R) iOS and Android(R) devices), set
top box, connected TVs and consoles. Partnerships with leading licensors
such as UNO(TM), Spider-Man(R), James Cameron's Avatar(TM), Ferrari(R) and
Sonic Unleashed(R) allow Gameloft to form strong relationships with
international brands. Gameloft also operates its own established franchises,
such as Real Football, Asphalt(TM), Modern Combat 2: Black Pegasus and
N.O.V.A Near Orbit Vanguard Alliance(R). Gameloft is present in all
continents, distributes its games in 100 countries and employs over 4,000
Gameloft is listed on the Paris Stock Exchange (ISIN: FR0000079600,
Bloomberg: GFT FP, Reuters: GLFT.PA).
Seal Shield Introduces World's First Waterproof, Wireless Mouse That is Rechargeable, With No Batteries to Change Ever
Healthcare company demonstrates new, washable mouse at the APIC infection control conference. (Booth 1150)
BALTIMORE, June 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Seal Shield LLC today announced the new SILVER STORM(TM) waterproof, wireless mouse. The company demonstrated the new mouse, along with other infection prevention products, at the APIC infection control conference in Baltimore, MD. The new mouse has been designed to help prevent cross contamination infections which are spread from shared computer input devices.
According to a bacteria study of common touch items, performed by the Korean Consumer Protection Board, "Computer mice have more than twice the concentration of germs as was found on doorknobs and handles in public restrooms." Overall, computer mice ranked as the second most bacteria-infested item in the study.
The SILVER STORM(TM) mouse is a wireless scroll wheel mouse that is 100% waterproof, washable and even dishwasher safe. The mouse is environmentally friendly, with antimicrobial product protection, and a rechargeable lithium battery so there are no batteries to buy or change ever. The SILVER STORM(TM) waterproof, wireless mouse can hold a charge for up to a week, and is easily recharged by the included USB quick-charge station with integrated 3 port USB hub and RF Nano receiver. The waterproof, wireless mouse is available in black or white and is priced at $69.99 MSRP. The product is scheduled to start shipping early Fall, 2011.
Seal Shield(TM) designs, develops and manufactures medical grade, infection prevention technology for hospitals and the home. Seal Shield is a world leader in infection control products including patent pending washable keyboards, mice and TV remote controls. For more information please visit http://www.SealShield.com/
SOURCE Seal Shield LLC
Seal Shield LLC
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New SpineCenterNetwork.com Designed by Prizm Development Provides Back Pain Sufferers a Listing of Regional Spine Centers of Excellence
DALLAS, June 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Wouldn't it be convenient if someone created a listing of spine centers of excellence across the United States that all emphasize non-surgical treatment options before surgery? Where the staff included board-certified spine specialists who are fellowship-trained in spine -- the highest level of training available in the United States? Where each center reveals their outcomes on a Clinical Outcome Report? Finally, there is a free online educational resource: SpineCenterNetwork.com.
"The online network is a byproduct of one-on-one meetings with health insurance company medical directors, employers and primary care doctors who were looking for spine programs that emphasized conservative care first," explains Bob Reznik, MBA, president of Prizm Development, Inc. "Dartmouth Medical Atlas has documented tremendous treatment variation in spine care," says Reznik. "Some spine practices emphasize aggressive spine surgery too often. Other clinics can emphasize too many injections. Sadly, too many times the back pain sufferer has to travel to multiple offices for biased opinions, misleading information, fragmented care, conflicting diagnoses and treatment plans -- and often an unnecessary surgery. That is the perceived problem with spine care today."
The Spine Center Network was developed to be useful to:
-- Health insurance plans and employers who want to identify spine centers
who conceptually believe in a non-surgically oriented approach to spine
care, with the use of Physical Medicine MDs and spine therapists, all
under one roof.
-- Back and neck pain sufferers who are searching the Internet for places
to go for relief of symptoms, and are trying to educate themselves as to
who to pursue for proper treatment.
The common thread weaves all these separate spine centers together is that all are based on a common spine center model that is based on a 3-legged stool concept, here a multidisciplinary team of Physical Medicine physicians, spine surgeons (ortho & neuro) and spine therapists act as the foundation for care. In most cases, these MDs are fellowship-trained, the highest level of medical training available in the U.S.
The second foundation of this spine center model, is the philosophy where -- absent emergency symptoms like loss of bowel/bladder control and weakness in a foot or hand -- non-surgical options need to be explored and exhausted first before spine surgery.
The third common aspect among these spine centers is that they use spine-trained physical therapists who have advanced training and experience in the niche of spine care.
The fourth common aspect is the philosophical commitment by all these spine centers to educate the health care consumer. As a free community service, all these centers mail out -- at their own cost -- a 36-page Home Remedy Book to thousands of back pain sufferers annually. Each spine center also has an on-line spine encyclopedia with exercises, symptom charts and medical illustrations on spine.
The fifth requirement is the willingness to use Prizm's outcome system to publish an annual Clinical Outcome Report Card.
Back or neck pain sufferers who are seeking a physician can request a second opinion from 16 spine centers located across the United States in California, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Maine, Michigan, New York, New Jersey, Nevada, North Carolina, South Dakota and Texas. The network will expand to include other regional centers as they meet inclusion criteria. More information can be found at http://www.SpineCenterNetwork.com.
CONTACT: Bob Reznik, MBA
817-481-2450 | email@example.com
Flight Club Launches SneakerArchive.com - The Definitive Reference Guide for Sneaker Enthusiasts
Site Launch Provides Information on Most Popular Sneakers
NEW YORK, June 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Flight Club New York, Ltd. is proud to announce the launch of http://www.SneakerArchive.com, an online reference guide to the most popular sneakers. The goal of the site is to provide a valuable and useful information source that all sneaker enthusiasts can use to find pictures, pricing data, and other information on their favorite shoes.
Powered by Flight Club's proprietary and dynamic inventory system, SneakerArchive.com provides photos, information and pricing data on over 10,000 popular styles at launch. Current brands and categories covered include Air Jordans, Nike Basketball, Nike Skateboarding, Nike Running, Adidas, Reebok, Converse, New Balance and more.
Flight Club has long been heralded as having the widest breadth of sneaker inventory in the World. As a sneaker consignment store dealing in new, un-worn merchandise, Flight Club's deep treasure trove of sneakers provides the perfect backdrop from which to launch a robust real-time archive of sneakers and sneaker information.
"By acting as the editorial lens that curates which shoes are of interest, Flight Club hopes to succeed where other archiving efforts have failed by creating a one-stop destination for all of the best-in-show sneakers from around the globe," said John McPheters, Director of Business Development for Flight Club New York, Ltd.
Flight Club New York, Ltd. is a global sneaker marketplace that sells new un-worn sneakers on consignment. Shoes are offered for sale via http://www.flightclub.com, and through three retail locations with two in New York and one in Los Angeles.
Alcatel-Lucent Innovation Delivers a Faster, Smarter and Greener Network Experience
FP3 Network Processor First to Support 400Gigabits-per-second Data Speeds; no Compromise on Service Quality
PARIS, June 28, 2011/PRNewswire-FirstCall/ --
Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext and NYSE: ALU) today announced a new network
processor that delivers a fourfold increase in performance over the fastest
Internet Protocol (IP) networks available today. By supporting 400
Gigabits-per-second (G) transmission speeds, the FP3 processor opens up new
possibilities for bandwidth-intensive services, applications and content,
while cutting power consumption by up to 50 percent. The FP3 processor is
being demonstrated today and will be commercially available in
Alcatel-Lucent's service router portfolio in 2012.
The first of a new generation of IP routing technology, the FP3
processor is designed to address tomorrow's demand for ultra-high
performance public and private IP networks. For example, a single FP3
processor could handle 70,000 simultaneous High Definition video streams or
8.4 million simultaneous retail cloud sessions.
"Alcatel-Lucent brings a wealth of experience and technical skill to the
challenge of putting the next generation of silicon into their service
routers," said Simon Stanley, Founder and Principal Consultant of Earlswood
Marketing Limited. "The same engineers have moved through 10G to 100G and
now to 400G. The result is a chipset which delivers the versatility of a
programmable network processor and a massive increase in speed, without
compromising on deep touch services."
Alcatel-Lucent is the first company to develop 400G technology for IP
networks, helping to accelerate the adoption of 100 Gigabit Ethernet (GE),
which was standardized in 2010, while providing a clear path for higher
speeds in future. According to a recent forecast by Dell'Oro Group, 100GE
port shipments from 2010 through 2015 are predicted to grow in excess of 200
Basil Alwan, president of Alcatel-Lucent's IP Division, said: "This
technology puts us a generation ahead of today''s fastest IP core routers.
And, it''s not just moving bits, but generating revenue and creating value
for service providers and their business, residential and mobile customers.
By making networks faster, smarter and more environmentally sustainable,
Alcatel-Lucent is enabling the continuous innovation of consumer and
business devices, content and applications that increasingly depend on
service provider networks."
"Alcatel-Lucent is showing its technology roots, recently with
lightRadio(TM) for the wireless market and now with the FP3 400G network
processor for IP routing," stated Michael Howard, Co-founder and Principal
Analyst Carrier and Data Center Networks, Infonetics Research. "I'm
impressed that any company could develop such a high capacity network
processor, solving 400G in the electrical domain before the industry solves
400G for lightwaves. This 400G chipset is a generational advance that will
improve router 100GE density/cost and will attract the eye of service
Alcatel-Lucent has also taken an industry leadership role by driving an
"ecosystem" of semiconductor partners including Samsung Semiconductor,
NetLogic Microsystems, Micron, GSI Technology, Cypress and Broadcom to
deliver complementary components that support the transition to ultra-fast,
low power networks with deterministic performance.
FP3 - Technical Capabilities
- Industry's first 400G network processor
- Supports IP routing with full range of business, residential and
mobile edge services
- Accelerates time to market for high-density 100G line card
- Highly integrated design reduces overall memory requirements
- Granular power management in 10G increments reduces overall
power consumption by up to 50 percent per bit
- Leverages existing 40nanometer manufacturing process to reduce
- FP-3 based line cards for the 7750 SR will be commercially
available in 2-port 100GE, 6-port 40GE, and 20-port 10GE configurations
FP3 and the High Leverage Network
Alcatel-Lucent's vision of the High Leverage Network(TM) [
www2.alcatel-lucent.com/hln] (HLN) is focused on addressing the exploding
demand for broadband capacity and services, making it easier for service
providers able to capitalize on the new demands of an always-on world.
The FP3 network processor plays an important role in this vision,
enabling service providers to increase capacity, reduce costs and develop
new revenue opportunities. The fourfold increase in performance, with no
compromise on service quality will allow service providers to use their
networks to deliver new broadband services, content and applications with
improved reliability, more sustainably. The FP3 processor will be at the
heart of Alcatel-Lucent's high-performance IP service routing portfolio,
from metro to edge to the core of the HLN architecture.
FP3 and the 400G Ecosystem
In order to deliver a fourfold improvement in speed, reduce power
consumption and avoid compromising on service scale and quality, the FP3
processor requires predictable or deterministic access to memory at
In addition to developing its own technology solutions, Alcatel-Lucent
is driving semiconductor industry leaders including Samsung Semiconductor,
NetLogic Microsystems, Micron, GSI Technology, Cypress, Broadcom and others
to push the envelope of innovation on high-speed DDR (double data rate),
RLDRAM (Reduced-latency Dynamic random access memory), CAM (Content
Addressable memory) and QDR (Quad Data Rate) memory and memory access,
enabling the industry to accelerate adoption of 100G speeds and beyond.
"To achieve this amazing speed, the standard 40nm libraries needed to
improve. Working side-by-side with Alcatel-Lucent's development team,
Broadcom created over 100 custom 40nm libraries to meet Alcatel-Lucent's
cutting-edge design specifications", said Asad Khamisy, Broadcom Vice
President of Engineering. "Our Premier Custom IC Program is ideal for
Alcatel-Lucent's incredibly talented engineering team to shatter performance
barriers and create a unique, highly differentiated product."
""As the IP and market leader in SRAMs, Cypress is excited to contribute
to the ground-breaking 400Gb/s FP3 network processor from Alcatel-Lucent,""
said Dana Nazarian, executive vice president of Cypress''s Memory Products
Division. ""This industry-first product is an excellent example of companies
investing collaboratively over multiple years to advance the
state-of-the-art in networking. The industry-standard QDR SRAM, defined in
the QDR consortium, and available from multiple vendors, remains the
critical memory technology for next-generation systems with huge throughput
"Our work with Alcatel-Lucent processor architects and designers is
paying great dividends," says Lee-Lean Shu, President and CEO of GSI
Technology. "When we started on FP2-based projects we didn't know how far
this could go. Now, with our SigmaQuad-IIIe teamed with the FP3, we can see
even greater things on the horizon."
"Close partnerships are essential to the process of developing truly
breakthrough systems," said Brian Shirley, Vice President of Micron's DRAM
Solutions Group. "This is particularly true in the networking space, where
every component is pushed to the edge, and every picosecond is critical.
Alcatel Lucent has maintained leadership in high-performance networking by
successfully establishing these critical alliances, enabling ideas to move
to market in faster cycles. Micron is proud to be Alcatel Lucent''s partner
in networking DRAM. The new 400GE processor highlights the power of
Micron''s new RLDRAM(R) 3 memory technology and the benefits of tight
collaboration in delivering such a stunning new performance mark to the
"We congratulate the Alcatel-Lucent team on the achievement of the
industry's first 400G network processor, and we are pleased to continue
our-long standing collaboration on multiple generations of products,"" said
Ron Jankov, president and CEO at NetLogic Microsystems. ""The close working
relationship between our engineering teams has enabled both companies to
further innovate and optimize our respective silicon for higher performance,
seamless interconnectivity and lower power consumption."
About Alcatel-Lucent's Service Routing Portfolio
At its introduction in 2003, the Alcatel-Lucent 7750 Service Router
(SR) set a new benchmark in the industry with 10G
network processing and 20G per slot performance. Since then, the platform
has evolved through new generations of silicon and line cards, providing
outstanding investment protection for its customers. With the FP3 network
processor, the Alcatel-Lucent 7750 SR again raises the industry benchmark
with 400G network processing and 200G per slot performance. More than
100,000 Service Routing systems are in use at more than 400 service
providers in over 100 countries.
In 2010 Alcatel-Lucent's IP Division reported revenues of EUR1.46Bn,
representing 24 percent growth compared to 2009.
To learn more about this innovation:
Join the Alcatel-Lucent webcast June 28, 10am EST at:
About Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU)
The long-trusted partner of service providers, enterprises, strategic
industries and governments around the world, Alcatel-Lucent is a leader in
mobile, fixed, IP and Optics technologies, and a pioneer in applications and
services. Alcatel-Lucent includes Bell Labs, one of the world's foremost
centres of research and innovation in communications technology.
With operations in more than 130 countries and one of the most
experienced global services organizations in the industry, Alcatel-Lucent is
a local partner with global reach.
The Company achieved revenues of Euro 16 billion in 2010 and is
incorporated in France and headquartered in Paris.
RRsat Expands Sports Coverage Over North America With FIGHT NOW! TV
RRsat Services on Galaxy-23 Satellite Provide FIGHT NOW! TV a Wide Viewing Audience
RE'EM, Israel, June 28, 2011/PRNewswire-FirstCall/ --
RRsat Global Communications Network Ltd. (NASDAQ: RRST), a leading
provider of comprehensive content management and global distribution
services to the television and radio broadcasting industries, announced the
launch on May 24, 2011 of FIGHT NOW! TV, a 24-hour combat sports channel, in
HD, on the Galaxy 23 satellite providing access to nearly 8,000 cable
headends representing close to 90% of the American cable market. FIGHT NOW!
TV is dedicated to mixed martial arts (MMA) as well as boxing, grappling and
FIGHT NOW! TV joins more than 590 TV and radio channels delivered,
managed or transmitted to multiplatform operators globally or directly to
viewers at home via the RRsat Global Network. RRsat captures content quickly
and economically at its source using the customer's choice of delivery media
and formats. At launch, FIGHT NOW! TV used RRsat's RRstream technology to
securely stream content from FIGHT NOW! TV in Toronto, Canada to RRsat's
Hawley Teleport in Pennsylvania for national satellite distribution on the
Galaxy 23 satellite. RRstream provides low-to-zero latency and maintains
high content resolution supporting even HD satellite distribution and is
often used to jumpstart a channel. Tapeless digital workflow options allow
HD or 3D channels like FIGHT NOW! TV to launch immediately and cost
effectively while maintaining the high resolution expected.
"We appreciate the speed and quality of the service provided by RRsat,"
said Mr. Mike Garrow, General Manager and Co-Founder of FIGHT NOW! TV.
"While we initially launched on Cablevision, with the wide audience being
made available by RRsat on the Galaxy 23 satellite, we expect to expand very
quickly to additional cable, satellite and telco operators so that fight
fans across the country can have a 24/7 combat sports destination on their
"We are proud to be adding FIGHT NOW! TV to the long list of sports
channels that we deliver worldwide including 24/7 sports channels like Fox
Sports and live HD and 3D sporting events such as the US Open, the PGA
Championship and the 2010 NFL season for Asian and maritime viewing," said
Mr. Yaniv Lior, Senior Director of US Sales and Operations, RRsat America.
"With RRstream, we were able to launch cost-effectively and in record time.
The Galaxy 23 satellite provides FIGHT NOW! TV with the potential for an
extensive North American viewing audience."
About RRsat Global Communications Network Ltd.
RRsat Global Communications Network Ltd. (NASDAQ: RRST) provides global,
comprehensive, content management and distribution services to the rapidly
expanding television and radio broadcasting industries. Through its
proprietary "RRsat Global Network," composed of satellite and terrestrial
fiber optic transmission capacity and the public Internet, RRsat is able to
offer high-quality and flexible global distribution services for content
providers. RRsat's comprehensive content management services include
producing and playing out TV content as well as providing satellite
newsgathering services (SNG). RRsat concurrently provides these services to
more than 590 television and radio channels, covering more than 150
countries. Visit the company's website http://www.RRsat.com for more
About FIGHT NOW! TV
FIGHT NOW! TV is the first 24-hour-a-day, seven-day-a-week combat sports
channel bringing the best battles, fiercest fights and stunning knockouts to
America. FIGHT NOW! TV caters to fight fans of every genre, giving them a
front row seat to compelling coverage of MMA, boxing, wrestling/grappling,
Muay Thai, kickboxing and other combat sports. FIGHT NOW! TV is the place
for the best analysis, live and current events, documentaries and news
coverage of the biggest PPV events and match-ups happenings around the
This press release contains forward looking statements within the
meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and
Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, including
statements regarding (i) the growth of our business and the television and
radio broadcasting industries, (ii) our expectation to expand our client
base and sell additional services to our existing client base, (iii) our
ability to successfully integrate the teleports we acquired, (iv) our
ability to develop and commercialize the RRinternetTV and RRstream services,
(v) our expectation to extend the average length of our contracts in the
future, (vi) our ability to develop, expand and commercialize our HD
Platform, (vii) our ability to report future successes, (viii) our ability
to expand our activity in the American market, and (ix) our intention to
distribute dividends in the future and the size of any dividends declared.
These forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks and
uncertainties and are based on current expectations, assumptions, estimates
and projections about the companies and the industry as of the date of this
press release. The company undertakes no obligation to update
forward-looking statements to reflect subsequent occurring events or
circumstances, or to changes in its expectations, except as may be required
by law. Forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties
that may cause actual results to differ materially from those contemplated
by the forward-looking statements, including the risks indicated in our
filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). For more details,
please refer to our SEC filings and the amendments thereto, including our
Annual Report on Form 20-F for the year ended December 31, 2010 and our
Current Reports on Form 6-K.
The information in this press release concerning FIGHT NOW! TV has been
provided to RRsat by FIGHT NOW! TV and has not been independently verified
by RRsat. Information concerning the access of the channel to the US cable
industry is based on publicly available information and has not been
independently verified by RRsat.
Company Contact Information:
Dr. Beth Erez, Sr. Advisor
Email: marketing@RRsat.com [firstname.lastname@example.org ]
Independa Launches Angela - Social Engagement and Fun for Remote Care Recipients
Game-changing solution connects caring family members, professionals with the elderly, prolonging independence and enriching Golden Years
SAN DIEGO, June 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Independa(TM), Inc. today announced launch of the Angela(TM) personal interaction solution for the independent elderly. Angela is fully integrated with existing Independa services that monitor care recipients' health and well-being.
This new addition to Independa's integrated telecare suite provides the all-important social engagement that helps the elderly continue living healthy, safe, rewarding lives in their own residences. Knowing their loved ones or patients are thriving also gives remote caregivers peace of mind.
"Angela is unique, powerful and inviting - truly angel-like," said Independa CEO Kian Saneii. "We see it as the next Wii or iPad for the golden generation. It's especially designed to entertain and engage while being convenient for those who care for the elderly. Imagine being able to see Mom or your patient right away, or engage them through emails, Facebook or even video chat. Now imagine them doing all this plus a whole lot more, like playing games and surfing the Internet, without any prior computer knowledge."
Independa's new social interaction solution is tailor-made for the non-technical elderly. Running on an off-the-shelf touch-screen tablet, Angela provides an intuitive interface with secure, one-touch access to video chats, email, the Internet, Facebook, games and puzzles, and other interactive content. The preconfigured Angela tablet comes ready to use. Those being cared for do not need to learn to use a general-purpose computer, navigate with a mouse or type on a keypad.
Meticulously designed for aging adults, Angela offers larger screen fonts, higher contrast and brighter colors. Users don't need to worry about repeated software updates, blue screens or virus scans.
"Angela is the latest building block in the integrated suite of solutions Independa is rolling out to help family members and home-care professionals stay in touch with and watch over care recipients when they can't be with them," Saneii said. "Elderly care recipients can use simple, fun tools, and those looking after them need practical solutions that are easy to use and don't require their own care. Angela meets all those needs, and adds essential social elements."
How can Angela enrich an elderly person's life? In a myriad of ways. Mom can have a "video-chat breakfast" with her granddaughter. Dad can finally use email. A patient alone at home can reconnect on Facebook with friends who have moved away and play interactive games. Angela also can remind users to take medications; keep medical and personal appointments; and remember birthdays and anniversaries.
"At LivHOME, we believe that technology is going to play a key role in providing consistent high-level senior in-home care at an affordable price," said Mike Nicholson, Chief Executive Officer of LivHOME. "We feel that Independa has the best-in-class solution to date. Over the two years we have followed their development of care monitoring, medication reminders and other technology solutions, LivHOME has been excited about the prospect of offering the Independa solution to our established national locations and our growing franchise markets. With the launch of Angela, we are proud to be able to offer it as a component of the LivHOME solution to our thousands of clients across the country."
Angela is an antidote to the critical problem of social isolation and loneliness among the elderly.
"User-friendly technology solutions that encourage social engagement are essential in preserving independence for older adults," said Dr. Richard Della Penna, Chief Medical Officer of Independa. "While often overlooked, isolation is the Number One issue for the elderly, as it commonly triggers depression and physical illnesses, which can hasten the move to less-independent living and shorten life."
Laurie Orlov, founder of the market research firm Aging in Place Technology Watch, commented: "Traditional telehealth boxes and computers are last-decade clumsy approaches to helping older adults, providers, and caregivers. Twenty-first century solutions will look more like the integrated engagement and wellness platforms of new firms like Independa and its 'Angela.'"
The Independa Angela solution builds and enhances upon Independa's Smart Reminders(TM). Launched in January, Smart Reminders uses patent-pending technology to enable caregivers to set up automatic reminders for care receivers to take their medications, keep medical and social appointments, and record "Life Stories." Angela adds visual notifications to existing telephone alerts as options for receiving reminders, as well as confirmation to a family member or professional caregiver that a reminder was acknowledged and confirmed, closing an important daily communication loop for medication compliance.
Angela will be available for beta testing July 1 and generally available in September. After the beta period, the software will be available for monthly subscription, with tablet pricing to be determined. Care recipients will only need Internet access to their homes to stay connected to the service.
Plans call for an option of a 10-inch or 22-inch tablet screen with the commercial offer and a 10-inch screen for the beta phase.
Independa, Inc. provides an integrated telecare platform to help family and professional caregivers enable their loved ones and patients to continue living at home longer, more safely and more comfortably. Independa specializes in delivering technology-enabled products and services for the rapidly growing population of nearly 50 million U.S. adults supporting elderly relatives. Independa supports home-care and other professional enterprises offering remote care, assisted living, and home health care. Independa provides an integrated, cost-effective and real-time answer to the key question, "How is my loved one doing?" With Independa, caregivers can delay or even eliminate the costly and dreaded move to significantly more expensive and cumbersome levels of care.
Independa's cross-disciplined leadership team and expert advisory board intimately understand the market, technology and needs of the elderly and their caregivers. Privately held and based in San Diego, Independa is in active discussions with next-stage investors and strategic partners.
Alcatel-Lucent Opens the Door to a Faster, Smarter, and Greener Internet
PARIS and MOUNTAIN VIEW, California, June 28, 2011/PRNewswire-FirstCall/ --
Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext and NYSE: ALU) has unlocked the potential for
radical new Internet applications and services with a technology hailed as
the key to greater capacity, faster connections and reduced congestion on
Alcatel-Lucent has today unveiled a next-generation chip that will
dramatically enhance the infrastructure needed to access rich new online
services, from broadcast-quality high-definition video conferencing to
applications in the business and professional world.
The new 'FP3' chip will eliminate the bottlenecks preventing such
services from taking off today, widening the Internet's digital highways
while enabling dramatically higher data speeds and improving traffic flow.
At the same time, the chip will lower the energy consumption of networks,
requiring up to 50 percent less power than equivalent chips in use today.
Ben Verwaayen, Alcatel-Lucent Chief Executive Officer, said: "This is
the key to unlock a new world of online communications. It's easy to think
the Internet of today does all it will ever be capable of, but we have
scarcely scratched the surface of its potential. This chip creates
tremendous potential, not just in terms of technology, but in terms of how
people connect and interact with each other."
Basil Alwan, President of Alcatel-Lucent's IP Division which developed
the chip, added: "Alcatel-Lucent is broadening the possibilities, the value
and the efficiency of what can be delivered over the Internet. We have taken
a major step forward in the ability of service providers to deliver exciting
and compelling applications for use by consumers and professionals alike."
Major telecom operators, including BT, NTT and Verizon today welcomed
Alcatel-Lucent's announcement and its potential to enable faster, smarter
and greener networks and applications.
Karl Penaluna, President of Global Networks and Computing Infrastructure
at BT, said: "We see no end to our customers' insatiable demand for
bandwidth, especially on our Ethernet platform. As cloud-based services
emerge and rich multimedia services proliferate, this type of technology can
help us provide the best quality of service at even higher speeds."
Masato Minamisawa, Vice President of IP Technology in the Business
Network Services Department of NTT Communications said: "We look forward to
the new functions and increased performance of Alcatel-Lucent's FP3 silicon
technology. This next generation network processor will enable rich, market
leading service innovation at the network edge."
Ihab Tarazi, Vice President Global Network Planning of Verizon, said:
"Verizon continues to enhance the FiOS and wireless data broadband access
capabilities for our customers and we have worked with Alcatel-Lucent to
deploy next generation Ethernet and MPLS metro technology. In March of this
year, Verizon led the industry with a 100G Ethernet field trial based on
Alcatel-Lucent's service router technology with its 100G FP2 silicon engine.
We are excited to work with Alcatel-Lucent and continue to push the industry
in technological innovation to support the significant growth of access data
Alcatel-Lucent's new FP3 processor tailors network capacity and
performance to different needs, ensuring flawless broadband delivery of
entertainment, business-to-business communications and digitized public
services. The systems, operating at 400 Gigabits-per-second (G), will extend
Alcatel-Lucent's current second-generation technology, which today delivers
an industry-leading 100Gigabits-per-second.
In addition to a fourfold performance improvement compared to the
current industry benchmark, the FP3 processor is also designed to reduce the
environmental impact of IP networks, consuming up to 50 percent less power
and taking up 30 percent less space within a service provider's premises.
The FP3 processor has been developed by Alcatel-Lucent's IP Division,
which generated revenues of ?1.46Bn in 2010, growing more than 24 percent
To learn more about this innovation:
Join the Alcatel-Lucent webcast June 28, 10am EST at:
About Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU)
The long-trusted partner of service providers, enterprises, strategic
industries and governments around the world, Alcatel-Lucent is a leader in
mobile, fixed, IP and Optics technologies, and a pioneer in applications and
services. Alcatel-Lucent includes Bell Labs, one of the world's foremost
centres of research and innovation in communications technology.
With operations in more than 130 countries and one of the most
experienced global services organizations in the industry, Alcatel-Lucent is
a local partner with global reach.
The Company achieved revenues of Euro 16 billion in 2010 and is
incorporated in France and headquartered in Paris.
MartinJAY Digital Acquires Social Blaze Analytic Technology Assets
Acquisition Enhances MartinJAY's Existing Technology and Ability to Provide Intelligent Social Web Strategies, Management, ROI Data and Analytics to Global Brands
TROY, Mich., June 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Hybrid agency MartinJAY Digital has expanded its ability to provide smarter social web strategies and ROI with the acquisition of the intellectual assets, including patent rights, source code and associated domain names from Social Blaze, a Los Angeles, Calif.-based developer of analytics technologies and social media management applications.
Social Blaze is a Los Angeles-based enterprise-grade social media management application developer founded in 2009. The company's "Social Blaze" application provides comprehensive tools for social media monitoring, engagement and analytic reporting.
"MartinJAY Digital has always been an technical authority and development leader," said Ken Stock, MartinJAY Digital Executive Creative Director. "What makes us unique is how we meld that technical know-how with our creative team and strategic practice."
"This acquisition not only enhances our ability to provide clients with the information and hard data they need to make meaningful connections with their customers via the social web, but this proprietary application also gives us the additional insight we need to create intelligent social strategies. And it gets us closer to answering the question that everyone is asking, 'What's the payout for social media?" Stock said.
MartinJAY Digital is a new breed of digital agency that blends creative and technical specialties in one flexible model to bring together strategists, developers, social web practitioners, and media buying teams - all backed by creative talent. The agency has helped shape the digital presence of brands such as Ford Motor Co., snack food giant Frito Lay, eBay, Tropicana and others.
"It's a powerful model," Stock said. "The best creative work is produced when you bring great minds together around an idea; instead of fragmenting it across silos.
"The acquisition of new technology to support that mission makes us all the more powerful in the marketplace," he said.
Financial terms of the deal, which closed June 14, were not disclosed.
About MartinJAY Digital: MartinJAY Digital is a new breed of digital agency -- an innovative hybrid that fuses creative talent with strategic insight and development know-how to build and maintain national and global brands. Based in metro Detroit, MartinJAY Digital specializes in integrated digital solutions, including strategy, design, development, media, and analytics. We use highly skilled teams to produce innovative and effective work that helps brands build meaningful connections with their audience.
ICE mobile Now Available on Android; Trading on iPhone, iPad and Android to Launch July 5
ATLANTA, June 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- IntercontinentalExchange (NYSE: ICE), a leading operator of global regulated futures exchanges, clearing houses and over-the-counter (OTC) markets, announced updates to its ICE mobile application. ICE mobile is now available for Android devices and mobile trading for iPhones, iPads and Android mobile devices via the ICE mobile application will launch on Tuesday, July 5. Real-time, view-only market data and charting is now available on Apple, Android and Blackberry devices.
ICE is the first futures and OTC marketplace to offer a fully integrated platform for market data, trading and order management in a mobile application.
"We're pleased to offer market participants a secure and convenient way to trade and manage risk across all of our futures and cleared OTC markets," said ICE SVP and Chief Strategic Officer David Goone. "As markets become more transparent and the regulatory landscape changes, ICE continues to create opportunities for our customers with innovative technology solutions."
Starting July 5 ICE mobile features will include many of the real-time features of WebICE such as:
-- Ability to place orders and view, edit, or cancel orders placed from
both the WebICE desktop and ICE mobile
-- Powerful risk management tools including the ability to control mobile
functionality on a per user basis
-- Real-time P&L and summary reports of daily open orders and completed
trades from both the WebICE desktop and ICE mobile
-- Full depth of market price display with implied orders and ticker for
-- Customizable views and market profiles
-- Secure order entry and password protection
-- Real-time charting including moving averages, candlestick, bar, line and
-- Breaking market news and more
WebICE accountholders may access ICE mobile via a free trial using existing login information. It can be downloaded on iPhone and iPad from the Apple App Store and for Android devices from the Android Market. Real-time, view-only data is currently available for Blackberry devices including the Playbook tablet as well as on the forthcoming HP TouchPad.
IntercontinentalExchange (NYSE: ICE) is a leading operator of regulated futures exchanges and over-the-counter markets for agricultural, credit, currency, emissions, energy and equity index contracts. ICE Futures Europe hosts trade in half of the world's crude and refined oil futures. ICE Futures U.S. and ICE Futures Canada list agricultural, currencies and Russell Index markets. ICE is also a leading operator of central clearing services for the futures and over-the-counter markets, with five regulated clearing houses across North America and Europe. ICE serves customers in more than 70 countries. http://www.theice.com
The following are trademarks of IntercontinentalExchange, Inc. and/or its affiliated companies: IntercontinentalExchange, ICE, ICE and block design, ICE Futures Europe and ICE Clear Europe. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. For more information regarding registered trademarks owned by IntercontinentalExchange, Inc. and/or its affiliated companies, see https://www.theice.com/terms.jhtml
Safe Harbor Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 - Statements in this press release regarding IntercontinentalExchange's business that are not historical facts are "forward-looking statements" that involve risks and uncertainties. For a discussion of additional risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking statements, see ICE's Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filings, including, but not limited to, the risk factors in ICE's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2010, as filed with the SEC on February 9, 2011.
A+E Networks Announces Expanded LifetimeMoms.com Featuring Influential Mom Bloggers and Social Media Experts in Trusted, Multi-Platform Environment
Expanded Content and New Channels Emphasize Site's Focus on Real Experiences from Real Women encouraging audience to participate and share
NEW YORK, June 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Lifetime Moms(TM), A+E Networks' premier mom blog network that celebrates and inspires real women, today announces expanded content, including video and four new channels on LifetimeMoms.com, that reflect the growing roles and experiences of moms today. The site is the flagship of a network of more than 85 sites.
Since launching in 2009, the Lifetime Moms family of sites has demonstrated strong growth, posting seven consecutive quarters of year on year growth with audiences and more than doubling in size in the last year.
"Lifetime Moms brings together the top influential mom bloggers and social media experts to celebrate their diverse life experiences through compelling stories and opinions," said Kimberly Dobson, VP Lifetime Moms. "Thanks to the combined efforts of our Lifetime Mom Channel Leaders and Affiliate Network, Lifetime Moms now reaches more than one million moms per month. With our new site and content, we look forward to welcoming more women to the community and becoming an integral part of their daily lives."
Lifetime Moms offers the only opportunity where advertisers can reach moms in a trusted online environment, supported by on-air promotion and customized messaging across all channels including social media. Lifetime Moms has established advertiser preference with some of the biggest global brands including Milk, Disney and Canon. "MilkPEP understands the important role mothers play in the health of their families and are excited to launch this new partnership with Lifetime Moms," said Victor Zaborsky, Marketing Director for the Milk Processor Education Program (MilkPEP). "We look forward to sharing exclusive content to help moms build strong families."
New Channels Reflect Expanded Interests of Today's Mom
Lifetime Moms comprises 10 distinct channels headed up by 16 Leaders who provide diverse content that combines personal insights and experiences on a variety of topics relevant to moms today. They share entertaining and engaging stories that celebrate and inspire moms - both as a woman and as a mom building strong relatable and interactive relationships with the Lifetime Moms audience.
Six of the Lifetime Moms Channels have been expanded, including Family & Parenting, co-hosted by Amy Lupold Bair rated 2nd most influential mom on Twitter by Cision and Home & DIY, hosted by seven-time Addy Award winner Social Media Strategist, Katja Presnal.
Lifetime Moms is also introducing four new channels, including Multicultural Moms, hosted by award winning journalist Kimberly Seals Allers and Work & Life, co-hosted by Stephanie Elie a Top 50 Nielsen Power Mom in Digital Media.
"We Just Had to Ask" for More Interaction
The site now hosts a new video series feature called "We Had to Ask..." that allows Channel Leaders to respond personally to questions from the Lifetime Moms community. Each week, Channel Leaders will address a new hot topic from their point of view that can highlight a sponsor brand objective in an authentic story-telling way. Additionally, the site includes a thoughtful and engaging selection of games, sweepstakes, and contest opportunities that reflect the interests of the community.
About A+E Digital Media
A+E Digital Media, a division of A+E Networks, LLC, is a leading provider of digital content for properties including History, Lifetime, A&E, Biography, Roiworld, DressUpChallenge and Lifetime Moms. More than 14 million unique visitors per month engage with the company's digital brands across 13 properties, and millions more consume the content via syndication, social media and mobile.
Cypherpath and MAVI Interactive (MAVI) Solidify an Americas Partnership to Launch a New Multisensory Highly Immersive Cyber Awareness Learning Tool
STERLING, Va., June 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Cypherpath LLC announces a new solution partnership with MAVI. The partnership enables Cypherpath to develop a world class learning solution using the powerful MAVI immersive gaming platform that helps internalize the security best practices and increase awareness around daily vulnerabilities on a network. The MAVI platform enables Cypherpath to change individual's daily behavior as a result of their natural learning experience.
MAVI's "Agent Surefire" training game empowers the user in the role of an investigator asked to locate and tag vulnerabilities in an office environment while hunting down an insider. The office environment can be tailored to make it relevant to specific requirements and the game-based immersive learning experience provides risk awareness, information assurance and clear desk policy training.
Cypherpath CEO Kevin Rogers adds, "The majority of information security violations are caused or initiated by insider sources, using no computers, or high-tech devices. Agent Surefire provides our enterprise clients with complete risk awareness improvement tool that can be customized rapidly for each individual organization while engaging the user audience up to 400% longer. More importantly, it produces near perfect retention rates. The MAVI team is brilliant and they think outside of the box which enables Cypherpath to create exceptional outcomes."
MAVI CEO Bora Aytun comments, "Cypherpath is one of the best teams we are privileged to work with! The unmistakable synergy between our companies is the key to realizing our common mission to deliver cutting edge training technologies in the Information Assurance field."
CypherpathLLC is a group of thought leaders and IT Security experts who enable organizations to create cyber aware and ready individuals through precise and targeted learning aids, and provides training and education that transfers knowledge, skills and abilities. http://www.cypherpath.com.
MAVI Interactive LLC creates immersive learning and Serious Games training products with a focus on regulatory compliance. They partner with industry leaders to deliver engaging, interactive game-based learning tools to a wide range of businesses. Their multi-award winning off-the-shelf simulations tackle the high-risk/low-retention subjects, providing a natural learning experience. Clients benefit from drastically reduced deployment time and costs, great trainee participation and striking results. http://www.maviinteractive.com.
SOURCE Cypherpath LLC; MAVI Interactive LLC
Cypherpath LLC; MAVI Interactive LLC
CONTACT: Art Payne, Cypherpath LLC, +1-703-249-5181, email@example.com
Call of Duty®: Black Ops Annihilation Now Available on Xbox Live®
All-New Map Pack and Gripping Zombies Experience Set to Annihilate Xbox Gamers Today
SANTA MONICA, Calif., June 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Call of Duty®: Black Ops, the best selling game ever on the Xbox 360®, today unleashes a new onslaught of combat with a fresh delivery of downloadable content, Call of Duty®: Black Ops Annihilation. Available now worldwide on Xbox LIVE, Annihilation delivers four new multiplayer maps and a mind-blowing Zombies experience for the ultimate online showdown.
Annihilation is the third downloadable content pack release from Activision and Treyarch in support of the worldwide phenomenon and record-setting Call of Duty: Black Ops. Fueled by the breakthrough Call of Duty®: Black OpsFirst Strike and Call of Duty®: Black OpsEscalation content packs, the blockbuster title is recognized for having the highest selling add-on content in Xbox LIVE history, according to Microsoft.
The Annihilation content pack's new maps include:
-- "Hangar 18," located in the highly classified military base of Area 51,
where gamers will fight through experimental weapons labs, the SR-71
test hangar and a mysterious autopsy room.
-- "Drive-In," where players experience close-quarters combat through a
1960's American Drive-In theater, complete with a snack shack and a
-- "Silo," where-in gamers can infiltrate a massive secret Soviet nuclear
missile site under construction within a multi-level battleground.
-- "Hazard," located on the cliff sides of Cuba, gamers can explore a
coastal golf course fit for a Dictator, where stocked clubhouses and
manicured fairways meet snipers hidden in sand traps.
-- "Shangri-La," the all-new Zombies experience, transports players into a
mythical paradise overrun with the undead. Our Heroes will come
face-to-face with new species of zombies and navigate through a
treacherous labyrinth of underground caverns, all set within a legendary
shrine lost in an exotic jungle.
"Our commitment to delivering great new content for Black Ops continues with Annihilation," said Treyarch Studio Head, Mark Lamia. "Annihilation offers four of the best Black Ops multiplayer maps to date, and a stunning new Zombies experience laden with deadly traps and dark secrets buried deep within the shifting walls of the infested temple."
To celebrate the launch of Call of Duty: Black Ops Annihilation, Activision and Treyarch today are hosting a "Grudge Match" on Xbox LIVE at Treyarch. Jason Terry of the Dallas Mavericks and Rudy Gay of the Memphis Grizzlies will lead teams in a head-to-head match-up featuring members of the Treyarch development team and Call of Duty: Black Ops fans.
Developed by Treyarch and published by Activision Publishing, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATVI), Call of Duty: Black Ops is rated "M" (Mature) by the ESRB for Blood and Gore, Intense Violence and Strong Language. Call of Duty: Black Ops Annihilation is available first on Xbox LIVE® Marketplace for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft for 1,200 Microsoft Points. For additional Call of Duty updates and information, visit us on the web at http://www.callofduty.com/blackops,http://www.facebook.com/codblackops, and also via Twitter @Treyarch. Treyarch will host Double XP starting Friday, July 1st though the holiday weekend.
About Activision Publishing, Inc.
Headquartered in Santa Monica, California, Activision Publishing, Inc. is a leading worldwide developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment and leisure products.
Activision maintains operations in the U.S., Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Sweden, Spain, Norway, Denmark, the Netherlands, Australia, South Korea, China and the region of Taiwan. More information about Activision and its products can be found on the company's website, http://www.activision.com.
Call of Duty and Activision are registered trademarks of Activision Publishing, Inc. All other trademarks and trade names are the properties of their respective owners.
Xbox, Xbox 360, Xbox LIVE are registered trademarks of the Microsoft Corporation.
IRVINE, Calif., June 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Consumer car research portal zAutos.com launches the Car Video Weekly Spotlight. Every week zAutos selects a new vehicle to spotlight. In the Weekly Spotlight, zAutos features an editorial video and a detailed review of the spotlighted car.
The video gives viewers a virtual tour of the vehicle - inside and out. Each editorial video also includes a detailed narration of the vehicle, so viewers get both a visual and audio tour in each video. The videos are crisp, clean, and informational. Videos are one of the many resources that zAutos provides consumers to help them become more knowledgeable which leads to smart buying decisions.
Below the video, viewers will find a detailed review of the spotlighted vehicle. The review provides information on drivability, available trims, engines, options, features, and pricing. The review also gives styling information on the vehicle. Readers are often presented with the manufacturer's logic behind the current style of the model. At the end of each review, zAutos concludes by providing readers with their general opinion of the vehicle.
zAutos keeps an archive of the spotlighted vehicles on the zAutos Car Video Center, so that consumers can review previous cars that were part of the weekly spotlight. You can find previous spotlighted vehicles, in the right sidebar, on the zAutos Car Video Center.
The Car Video Weekly Spotlight is highlighted on the popular zAutos Car Video Center. The Car Video Center is one of the most widely visited areas of the consumer car research portal. zAutos has more than 4,000 high resolution and editorial videos available for users to view.
zAutos.com is committed to providing automotive consumers and enthusiasts premium online tools. Automotive consumers can choose from several online applications that will assist them in making intelligent buying decisions: vehicle eBrochures, car reviews, car videos, invoice prices and build a car. Automotive enthusiasts can enjoy current auto news and a forum to express their interest and enthusiasm for the cars they love.
Catapult Systems Launches New Mobile Application Division
"Mobile Alchemy" to Help Enterprises Run on Mobile Platforms
AUSTIN, Texas, June 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Award-winning IT consulting firmCatapult Systems today announced it has partnered with Seed Labs to launch a new division - Mobile Alchemy- which will focus exclusively on developing custom mobile applications for the iPhone, Android, BlackBerry, Windows, and a whole range of tablets. Mobile Alchemy combines Catapult Systems' nine years of enterprise mobile application development experience with the Seed Labs' expertise in delivering some of the world's most popular mobile apps for consumers.
"As analysts continue to project accelerated sales growth for tablets and smartphones, we've seen a significant rise in demand from our clients to help them navigate this new mobile frontier and deploy business critical mobile solutions for their customers and employees," said Sam Goodner, Catapult Systems CEO. "With Mobile Alchemy we're helping our clients develop their mobile strategy and create mobile applications to solve complex business problems."
The team at Mobile Alchemy is comprised of development experts from Catapult Systems and Seed Labs, who have already helped business leaders like Coldwell Banker and ESPN deliver mobile applications to millions of users worldwide. Mobile Alchemy is headquartered in Austin, Texas with additional development personnel in Dallas, Houston, San Antonio, Denver, Tampa and Washington, D.C.
"Mobile devices are emerging as a primary platform for business," said Todd Rogers, Seed Labs CEO. "By teaming with Catapult Systems to launch Mobile Alchemy, we're creating one of the first development teams to specialize in serving the unique needs of mobile business application creation."
Catapult Systems is a national Microsoft-focused IT consulting company. With offices in Austin, Dallas, Houston, San Antonio, Denver, Tampa and Washington, D.C., Catapult Systems offers a full spectrum of IT services including application development, software integration, managed services, and creative solutions. A Microsoft National Systems Integrator (NSI), Catapult Systems holds 10 gold and 17 silver Microsoft competencies, an accomplishment unmatched by any other Microsoft partner worldwide. For more information about Catapult Systems visit http://www.CatapultSystems.com.
About Seed Labs
Seed Labs develops mobile applications for events including festivals, fairs, sporting venues and trade shows. Utilizing a unique cross-platform mobile technology and an administrative portal to manage event data, Seed Labs enables a full event experience for end-users and event hosts across the iPhone, Android and BlackBerry platforms. For more information about Seed Labs visit http://www.SeedLabs.com.
Catapult Systems is a trademark of Catapult Systems, Inc. All other company and product names mentioned are used only for identification and may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.
CorFire(TM) and InComm Partner to Deliver Mobile Commerce Solutions to Merchants
New partnership focused on merchant-branded solutions for promotions, payments and loyalty
ATLANTA, June 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --CorFire,the mobile commerce business of SK C&C USA and the leading innovator and global pioneer of mobile commerce solutions, announced a strategic partnership with InComm, the leader in prepaid products and an innovator in transaction processing. The partners will deploy a mobile commerce platform that will deliver promotion, loyalty, and general payment solutions to national merchants and their customers. Different from other mobile wallet platforms, the solution works within a merchant-branded environment that gives consumers a wallet experience that is tailored to the specific retailer.
The unique core of the joint offering is made possible by combining InComm's direct point of sale (POS) integration with over 225,000 retail doors and CorFire's long history with mobile commerce platforms in Korea where they currently enable 30 million transactions per day. This foundation enables a transformational approach to mobile commerce where promotions and payments can be securely linked to a consumer and individually processed. When combined with loyalty and gifting, merchants will have a fully functional application that simplifies the consumer's life. InComm and CorFire will target Phase 1 roll out in Q4 of this year.
"This partnership is a pivotal moment for our industry," said Brooks Smith, InComm's CEO. "The relationship between InComm and CorFire makes it easier for our merchants to deliver customer value, such as promotions or 'deals' that can now be linked to, and redeemed by, individual consumers."
"Big brands and national merchants have been asking for a mobile solution that can both tie to a single consumer and scale to millions," said Keith Smith, President of CorFire. "The CorFire-InComm partnership makes this a practical reality via mobile technologies that focus on the needs of the merchants and their customers."
Nick Holland, senior analyst at Yankee Group, commented on the partnership, "The partners' approach to technology will help the merchants deliver additional value to the customer as well as help the industry migrate from existing magnetic swipe technology to next generation technologies such as NFC."
InComm is the industry leading marketer, distributor and technology innovator of stored-value gift and prepaid products using its state-of-the-art point-of-sale transaction technology and payment solutions to revolutionize retail product sales and customer experiences. With $13+ billion in retail sales transactions processed in 2010, InComm is the nation's largest provider of gift cards, prepaid wireless products, reloadable debit cards, digital music downloads, content, games, software and bill payment solutions. InComm partners with consumer brand leaders around the world to provide more than 225,000 retail locations the products and services their customers demand. To learn more about InComm, visit http://www.incomm.com or call 1.800.352.3084.
CorFire, the mobile commerce business of SK C&C USA, is headquartered in Atlanta with a second office in San Francisco. Poised to lead the mobile lifestyle revolution, CorFire offers mobile technology platforms to financial institutions, mobile network operators (MNOs), payment processors, card issuers, retailers, and other technology innovators that enable delivery of mobile commerce to the mobile phone today. Its three core technology offerings include its Trusted Services Manager (TSM) platform, a robust mobile wallet platform, and a state-of-the-art suite of mobile marketing platform.
SK C&C USA is a wholly owned subsidiary of SK C&C Co., Ltd., a leading global payments technology provider and systems integration company. For more information about our mobile commerce business, please visit http://www.corfire.com.
SinglePoint(TM) strategic research portals now contain searchable information about more than 500 IT analyst conferences, webinars and podcasts
CAMBRIDGE, Mass., June 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Northern Light (http://www.northernlight.com) today introduced "IT Analyst Events Radar", a new content set for subscribers to its SinglePoint(TM) strategic research portals. IT Analyst Events Radar provides SinglePoint users information about more than 500 conferences, webinars and podcasts produced by 80 information technology (IT) industry research firms. It augments Northern Light's unique, full-text-indexed $1 billion repository of IT industry research reports, which SinglePoint users can search comprehensively through a single query.
IT Analyst Events Radar listings include the event date, location, sponsor, title, focus area, contact information, and a link to the relevant website. All listings can be sorted and browsed within SinglePoint.
Currently, employees often don't know what events are available from the IT research firms to which their company subscribes. In many cases, analyst webinars and podcasts are free to clients of the sponsoring IT research firm. By providing a central location where employees can get information about all upcoming events, Northern Light expects utilization of these events will increase dramatically, which will benefit both the information provider and the recipient.
"We have seen from the pilot deployment of IT Analyst Events Radar that it can drive significant incremental value for an enterprise from its industry analyst subscriptions," Northern Light CEO C. David Seuss said. "One company saw its analyst interactions increase 30 percent in the first month."
Northern Light's SinglePoint strategic research portal is the only turnkey enterprise search application that provides centralized search, analysis, and access for diverse sources of internal, external, and licensed market intelligence. SinglePoint portals are used by many of the world's leading research-driven companies in IT, telecommunications, pharmaceutical, financial services and other industries for competitive intelligence and market research, strategic planning, product development, marketing, and sales. Northern Light also offers a SinglePoint "dashboard" tool, which lets organizations immediately publish specific content on time-sensitive strategic topics for audiences whose focus needs to be on tasks other than research. SinglePoint dashboards provide executives a snapshot of key information needed to make business decisions, and to stay current on developments in their company and industry sector.
About Northern Light
NorthernLight has been providing strategic research portals, business research content, and search technology to global enterprises since 1996. Northern Light's current clients include Fortune 100 market leaders in information technology, pharmaceuticals, telecommunications, energy, financial services and insurance, transportation, retailing, and electronics. Headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts, with a development center in St. Petersburg, Russia, Northern Light Group LLC is a profitable, privately-held, self-funded company with more than 50 employees.
UMass Memorial Health Care Unveils Groundbreaking Integration of Online Diabetes Management and Electronic Health Record
Teams with MyCareTeam to connect patients and care providers through remote patient monitoring linked to Allscripts EHR
WORCESTER, Mass., June 28, 2011/PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- UMass Memorial Health Care is aiming to improve and lower the cost of diabetes care using a new approach that allows patients and their care team to better manage their health remotely. UMass Memorial, clinical partner of the University of Massachusetts Medical School, is the first health care provider in the United States to integrate MCT Clinical, a new web-based diabetes management system from MyCareTeam, with the Allscripts electronic health record (EHR) solution used by UMass Memorial's physicians in ambulatory settings. UMass Memorial has already enrolled more than 1,000 patients, enabling patients to upload their blood glucose meters from home or from within UMass Memorial outpatient offices - and to have that data easily added to the patient's medical record. The UMass Memorial diabetes care team has already noted significant improvements in clinic patient flow and greater efficiencies within the clinic, since blood glucose meters can be uploaded by the patient at home and all meter uploads use the same system.
By capturing and presenting patient data in an easy-to-access format that can be seen by the patient and his or her health care team, the integration of MCT Clinical and the Allscripts EHR is expected to improve long-term diabetes management, and enable collaboration among an interdisciplinary team of primary care providers, nutritionists, endocrinologists, diabetes educators and family members. Moreover, UMass Memorial providers using the integrated solutions will be able to remotely monitor their patients' health from their EHR. As a result, providers will be more intimately involved in care management and patients will receive the information and tools they can use to better self-manage their health.
"The current care delivery model of periodic patient visits to their health care providers does not lend itself to the regular, disciplined self-management and care required for successful treatment of diabetes," said David Harlan, MD, codirector of the UMass Memorial Health Care Diabetes Center of Excellence and the William and Doris Krupp Professor of Medicine at University of Massachusetts Medical School. "Integrating MCT Clinical with the Allscripts EHR revolutionizes our care for patients with diabetes and provides efficiencies not previously possible. Not only is it easier and faster than other meter upload systems, but the EHR integration gives us a comprehensive view of our patients' health status and enables better population health management."
Studies indicate that diabetes patients benefit significantly from regular monitoring of simple parameters such as nutrition, glucose levels and regular intake of prescribed medications. Non-compliance with the recommended treatment regimen can lead to serious complications and costly but avoidable emergency room visits. The MCT Clinical-Allscripts EHR integration facilitates ongoing monitoring and can help patients gain greater control of their condition.
"I like knowing that when I contact them, my entire care team at UMass Memorial can now access my health records and from those records, also see my 'real time' blood glucose meter data which I can easily upload from home," said Michaella Conlon, a 17-year-old from Leominster, MA. "The fact that my care team can now access all my diabetes relevant data to advise me gives me peace of mind, and my health care team seems happy about it, too."
Michaella's parents are also pleased with the new approach. "We all feel more empowered by this new system," said Michael Conlon, Michaella's father. "It makes assisting her with the management of her diabetes so much easier."
The Allscripts-MyCareTeam integration is a part of Cornerstone, UMass Memorial's multi-year, multi-entity corporate initiative to implement common patient clinical and financial systems and to reduce variability in processes and workflows across the system.
"Managing care for patients with diabetes is truly a team effort," said Ronald Adler, MD, a family medicine physician, director of primary care practice improvement at UMass Memorial's Center for the Advancement of Primary Care and assistant professor of family medicine and community health at University of Massachusetts Medical School. "This integrated approach promotes the view that patients are the most important member of the diabetes care team and the idea that some of the most important management of diabetes occurs between visits. The opportunity to communicate efficiently between visits adds tremendous value for patients and the health care team, as it enhances quality while conserving resources. Communication through this innovative system may help resolve health care problems and avoid extra office visits."
MCT Clinical is a new software platform that was specifically integrated with the Allscripts EHR and can manage other chronic diseases besides diabetes such as weight management, blood pressure and in the future, asthma.
MCT Clinical is essentially a behavior modification tool that allows individuals with type 1 or type 2 diabetes and their care providers to collaborate and monitor glucose levels, insulin dosage, carbohydrates consumed, exercise history and other factors known to affect glycemic control. The software allows patients to download their blood glucose readings to MCT Clinical from the vast majority of commercially available meters through a secure, HIPAA-compliant web-based application directly from any personal computer with Internet access. The data can then easily be imported and presented in the appropriate place and time within the caregiver's EHR workflow.
"We are extremely pleased to be an integral part of a revolutionary change in patient care with respect to diabetes," said Jim Mingle, chief executive officer of MyCareTeam. "MCT Clinical has been shown to improve the health of those who suffer from diabetes, and now because of its integration with the Allscripts EHR, patients and care providers will have an even tighter relationship which will result in better overall health outcomes."
"This innovative partnership demonstrates yet again UMass Memorial Health Care's leadership in finding opportunities to provide better care to their patients and include them as a part of the entire care process," said Glen Tullman, chief executive officer of Allscripts, who also serves on the International Board of Directors of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), the world's largest research organization devoted to finding a cure for type 1 diabetes. "Active self-management paired with health monitoring by a care team are two of the most critical aspects of controlling diabetes and preventing long-term complications. By integrating remote monitoring with the Electronic Health Record, we're delivering the insights that will drive improved care along with the population disease management capabilities that healthcare organizations will need to be successful in the coming age of value-driven reimbursement."
About UMass Memorial Health Care
UMass Memorial Health Care is Central Massachusetts' largest not-for-profit health care delivery system, covering the complete health care continuum with UMass Memorial Medical Center, its academic medical center, member and affiliated community hospitals, freestanding primary care practices, ambulatory outpatient clinics, home health agencies, hospice programs, a rehabilitation group and mental health services. UMass Memorial is the clinical partner of the University of Massachusetts Medical School. To learn more about UMass Memorial, please visit http://www.umassmemorial.org, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.
About MyCareTeam, Inc.
MyCareTeam, Inc. was founded to provide software offerings that are designed to help people with diabetes, hypertension, and weight management to collaborate and manage their illness while reducing overall healthcare costs. The company's offering has been successfully used for over seven years by patients, doctors and nurses to dramatically improve the health and wellness of people with the aforementioned chronic health issues to reduce overall healthcare costs. MyCareTeam is headquartered in Chelmsford, Massachusetts and the company's website is http://www.mycareteam.com
Kodak Expands Mobile Photo Printing with KODAK Pic Flick App for ANDROID OS Devices
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