Couchbase to Run Native with Key-Value API for ioMemory
NoSQL Database Leader to Offer Optimized Code as Open Source to Enable Couchbase Server Community to Integrate Native ioMemory Access for Webscale Performance
SALT LAKE CITY, April 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Fusion-io (NYSE: FIO) today announced that NoSQL database leader Couchbase is optimizing to run Couchbase Server native on ioMemory through the Fusion-io software development kit. Couchbase will integrate its NoSQL database directly with this persistent memory through the Fusion-io Key-Value API, and will offer the code to the community as open source.
"In the 1970s, businesses first went online to automate. Today, businesses look to the web to innovate, and data demands have soared," said Brent Compton, Fusion-io Senior Director of Product Management. "IT experts need an entirely new framework to manage and leverage the data we depend on around the clock, and running native on flash will help webscale applications like Couchbase Server continue to break through the limitations of yesterday's infrastructure."
Until recently, both database technology and storage were limited by using traditional approaches that did not keep pace with rapidly accelerating data demands. As society becomes more connected via the web and mobile applications, NoSQL database technologies have emerged to enable the cost-effective management of data behind modern web and mobile applications. Today, modern web applications are built to scale out to support more users. Innovative solutions like Couchbase Server NoSQL database are embracing new architectures like native access to ioMemory to support significant advancements in performance that enable applications to scale with demand.
Couchbase provides a tiered approach to scalability, permitting data to be cached in RAM and stored on flash with transparent migration of data between tiers to optimize performance, reliability, and cost requirements. Running native on flash supporting a cut through architecture, like ioMemory from Fusion-io, will reduce latency for Couchbase Server even further by removing complexity in accessing data. Early analysis indicates that running Couchbase native on ioMemory significantly improves sustained throughput for both random reads and writes. This accelerates the draining of write queues, the restart of a Couchbase cluster, and data rebalancing operations when adding or removing cluster capacity.
"Our users are increasingly deploying Couchbase on flash because it delivers performance and reliability at an extremely attractive price, and that value will improve even more for Couchbase users who opt to run native on ioMemory," said Frank Weigel, Director of Product Management, Couchbase. "Like Fusion-io, we are committed to helping advance the industry through new approaches that address the computing challenges our customers face today, which is why we're excited to be jointly developing this open source extension to Couchbase Server with Fusion-io."
The ioMemory SDK libraries unlock direct programmatic access to native ioMemory access patterns and data organization methods. The ioMemory SDK includes application programming interfaces (APIs) within user-space libraries, as well as reference application examples available as open source. The ioMemory SDK libraries will combine underlying primitives, such as Atomic Writes and Auto Commit Memory, to accelerate application development cycles and system performance of popular applications.
The Couchbase Key-Value Store API is expected to be offered as open source in mid-July 2012. Select Fusion-io libraries and APIs are now available to early access partners through the new Fusion-io Developer Program. To apply for early access to the Fusion-io Developer Program, please visit https://developer.fusionio.com.
Fusion-io has pioneered a next generation storage memory platform for shared data decentralization that significantly improves the processing capabilities within a datacenter by relocating process-critical, or "active," data from centralized storage to the server where it is being processed, a methodology referred to as data decentralization. Fusion's integrated hardware and software solutions leverage non-volatile memory to significantly increase datacenter efficiency and offers enterprise grade performance, reliability, availability and manageability. Fusion's data decentralization platform can transform legacy architectures into next generation datacenters and allows enterprises to consolidate or significantly reduce complex and expensive high performance storage, high performance networking and memory-rich servers. Fusion's platform enables enterprises to increase the utilization, performance and efficiency of their datacenter resources and extract greater value from their information assets.
Couchbase is the NoSQL database leader, with production deployments at AOL, Deutsche Post, NTT Docomo, Orbitz, Salesforce.com, Turner Broadcasting Systems, Vimeo, Zynga and hundreds of other household names worldwide. Couchbase Server is the simple, fast, elastic NoSQL database that delivers a more scalable, high-performance, and cost-effective approach to data management than relational database technology. It is particularly well suited for web applications deployed on virtualized or cloud infrastructures, and for applications requiring real-time data synchronization between mobile devices and the cloud. Couchbase is a privately held company funded by Accel Partners, Ignition Partners, Mayfield Fund and North Bridge Venture Partners. http://www.couchbase.com
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Enterasys Networks First Vendor to Guarantee BYOD Solution Deployment
Enterasys Mobile IAM appliance accelerates custom BYOD policy enforcement, manages risk and delivers superior user experience for just $8 per device
ANDOVER, Mass., April 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Enterasys Networks, a Siemens Enterprise Communications Company, today announced the new Enterasys Mobile IAM (Mobile Identity and Access Manager), a bring-your-own device (BYOD) network solution. Mobile IAM is a key component of the OneFabric Security architecture. Designed to be implemented with no additional IT staffing, the Mobile IAM appliance provides enterprise IT complete control and visibility into their BYOD environments for just $8 per device. Available in both physical and virtual options, the Mobile IAM appliance addresses IT's most pressing BYOD concerns: security, user experience, simplicity and flexibility.
Enterasys is also offering a range of guaranteed services that offer successful and timely installation, functionality and no additional IT staffing. Other services introduced include integration with any Mobile Device Management (MDM) solution, VDI deployments from VMware and Citrix and threat management from Palo Alto Networks for secure BYOD deployments.
Enterasys Mobile IAM is an innovative solution which addresses critical customer needs by providing:
-- A single solution for corporate owned and user owned devices
-- Device-, User- and Location-specific network and application access
-- Granular enforcement of policies based upon user and device profiles
-- One-step access to the network without the need for portals
-- Automation of policy and provisioning capabilities
"BYOD environments are increasingly becoming the norm for many enterprises and an important enabler of employee productivity and improved user experience. However, one of the barriers to adoption is the lack of confidence that IT can eliminate the potential risks of unauthorized access and security breaches," said Chris Crowell, president and CEO at Enterasys Networks. "Our new BYOD solution addresses these risks by providing end-to-end visibility and granular control of application delivery, usage of devices, and network resources. With this approach, we are the first to guarantee successful deployment of a complete BYOD solution, while allowing both end users and IT professionals to reap the many benefits of BYOD - increased mobility, higher job satisfaction, improvements in efficiency and productivity, and a reduction in end-user device management, troubleshooting and support."
Based on award-winning innovation, Enterasys Mobile IAM is powered by the Enterasys Centralized Adaptive Provisioning Engine, which delivers granularity and control by tracking over 50 attributes in real time. The Enterasys Mobile IAM Appliance includes the following key features:
-- Auto Discovery: Automatic discovery and provisioning of users, devices
and access location.
-- Multi-Level Device Profiling: The ability to automatically detect
device types based upon not only OS (e.g. Apple iOS), but also the
device type (e.g., iPad).
-- Flexible Onboarding: As enterprises increasingly provide employees with
their choice of devices, they need the ability to manage multi-vendor
networks. Mobile IAM supports multi-vendor networks, giving users a
variety of options for devices and operating systems.
-- Context-Based Policy Management: Helps users enforce granular policies
to ensure optimal usage of network resources and application capacity
while providing end-to-end visibility of employees, guests, devices, and
-- Guest Access Management: Provides context-based policy enforcement and
end-to-end management, as well as auditing and reporting on guest
-- Physical and Virtual offerings: Enterasys Mobile IAM is also offered as
Enterasys Mobile IAM Professional Services allows for the implementation of customized, guaranteed BYOD solutions for Apple iOS, Android, Blackberry and other devices to support the successful deployment of user/device profiling, authentication, policy management, and user-interface setup. The complete scope of professional services guarantees a typical 3,000-device deployment in a 10-day timeframe, three times faster than any other competing deployments.
In addition, Enterasys MDM Connect provides users with the ability to integrate any mobile device management solution with Mobile IAM. Enterasys Mobile IAM Professional Services include policy-based routing for all edge devices, customized identity and access management implementation, and setup for custom user and device policies, including guest access.
Pricing and Availability
The Enterasys Mobile IAM Appliance will be available in Q2 2012 and starts at $20,995 for 3,000 devices. Pricing will scale based on the number of devices. The Mobile IAM professional services for 3,000 devices is priced at $22,000.
"A district requirement is for us to track and monitor the usage of personally owned devices on the network. With the Enterasys BYOD solution, what we are really excited about is the opportunity for students to express their understanding of the classroom content in a way that they feel comfortable with and with a resource that they know how to use at a very high level. Enterasys Mobile IAM has allowed us to track, monitor and report on how the network is being used. Without this feature, it would have been impossible for us to deploy a wireless initiative,"
-- Bret Foster, CIO for Anderson County School District
"We needed a complete network overhaul to not only keep pace with current connectivity demands, but provide enough bandwidth for future growth. By implementing the Mobile IAM solution from Enterasys, our students and faculty aren't limited in how they can utilize technology in MWCC's learning experience. Enterasys was able to meet all our needs at a much higher value for our investment - we would not have been able to achieve or afford these things with Cisco."
-- Susan McHugh, Executive Director of Information Services for Mt.
Wachusett Community College
"BYOD is one of the most important trends in enterprise IT today, with the potential to reduce costs, improve productivity, and efficiently mobilize the entire organization. Enterasys is catching the BYOD wave with a broad range of very-cost-effective capabilities that will make BYOD a reality everywhere."
-- Craig Mathias, a Principal with the advisory firm Farpoint Group
"There is a lot of discussion in the industry over how to best tackle the deployment of BYOD initiatives. Both networking and MDM vendors are proposing solutions to the problem and it will only be through a combined effort that enterprises will be able to get a handle on the proliferation of employee-owned devices on their network. At this point, IT is reconciled to the fact they need to support BYOD, but are faced with not only technical issues, but also legal and compliance regulations when it comes to BYOD. Vendors such as Enterasys that make on-boarding easy and address key security requirements with a simple solution are best positioned to take advantage of this market."
-- Rohit Mehra, director, Enterprise Communications Infrastructure, IDC
"We're seeing a remarkable number of BYOD projects today in both private and public sectors. End-users are demanding to use their devices at work and this trend is causing security and management issues as well as a great deal of IT complexity. With Mobile IAM we have an opportunity to help our customers solve these issues more easily and cost effectively. Combining the Mobile IAM appliance and deployment offering with our service capabilities, we can deliver a simple, guaranteed BYOD solution into existing network environments."
-- Chip Thompson, General Manager, LevelOne Technology
"In the UK, the trend toward the consumerization of IT is forcing companies to adapt to a changing working style. Today's employees are depending to be able to do their jobs on the device of their choice. The combination of the Enterasys Mobile IAM solution with guaranteed professional services offerings makes for an extremely compelling BYOD value proposition for both the channel and customers. We are very excited about the combined solution and see a lot of opportunity to offer this simple solution on top of our own service offerings."
-- Courtney Green, Managing Director, NETconnection Systems
-- Enterasys OneFabric webpage
-- Enterasys on Social Media Newsroom
-- Enterasys BYOD Webinar Registration
-- Enterasys BYOD Infograph
-- Blog Post: Best Practices for BYOD Done Right
-- Anderson County Schools Case Study
-- Mt. Wachusett Community College Case Study
About Enterasys Networks and Siemens Enterprise Communications
Siemens Enterprise Communications is a premier provider of end-to-end enterprise communications, including voice, network infrastructure and security solutions that use open, standards-based unified communications and business applications for a seamless collaboration experience. This award-winning "Open Communications" approach enables organizations to improve productivity and reduce costs through easy-to-deploy solutions that work within existing IT environments, delivering operational efficiencies. It is the foundation for the company's OpenPath® commitment that enables customers to mitigate risk and cost-effectively adopt unified communications. Jointly owned by The Gores Group and Siemens AG, Siemens Enterprise Communications includes Cycos and Enterasys Networks. For more information about Siemens Enterprise Communications or Enterasys please visit http://www.siemens-enterprise.com or http://www.enterasys.com.
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ZocDoc Comes to Tampa Bay Area, Helping Patients Find Doctors and Instantly Book Appointments Online
Tampa Bay Area Patients Enjoy Faster Access to Medical Care with ZocDoc
TAMPA BAY, Fla., April 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- ZocDoc arrives in the Tampa Bay area today with a mission of improving local residents' access to medical care. ZocDoc is a free service that allows patients to find a doctor nearby who accepts their insurance, view the doctor's real-time availability, and instantly book an appointment online. The service also helps patients secure faster access to care; the typical ZocDoc user sees a doctor within 24 to 72 hours - a vast improvement from the average three week wait that patients in the U.S. experience when seeing a doctor.
At launch, ZocDoc offers appointments with participating primary care doctors, obstetrician-gynecologists, and dermatologists throughout the Tampa Bay area, with many more specialties soon to be launched on the service.
To use this free tool, patients simply enter their location, insurance, and the type of doctor they would like to see on the ZocDoc website (http://www.zocdoc.com) or the free ZocDoc mobile app. The service then shows local doctors' availability, credentials, and verified patient reviews to help Tampa Bay patients choose the physician who best fits their needs. Patients then select an available appointment time and complete a brief confirmation process. Additionally, ZocDoc's free mobile app for iPhone, Android, and Blackberry allows patients to find doctors and secure appointments anytime, anywhere - whether the doctor's office is open or closed.
"We've heard from Tampa Bay patients about their long waits for doctor's appointments, and we're thrilled to see local doctors embracing ZocDoc to provide better service to both new and existing patients," said ZocDoc CEO Cyrus Massoumi. "As a Florida native, I'm particularly excited to bring ZocDoc to Tampa Bay, helping patients in the area receive the fast access to medical care that they deserve."
ZocDoc puts some of the power back in Tampa Bay patients' hands by revealing a hidden supply of doctor appointments (including many last-minute cancellations) and making them instantly available online. This transparency reduces patients' long wait times and increases efficiency for local doctors' practices - a vital service given the country's current doctor shortage.
The Tampa Bay region is the 18th area to welcome ZocDoc's service. ZocDoc currently offers medical appointments in major metropolitan areas across the US including Atlanta, Austin, Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, Dallas-Fort Worth, Detroit, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami-Palm Beach, New York, Philadelphia, Phoenix, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, Tampa Bay, and Washington, D.C.
To learn more about ZocDoc, please visit the ZocDoc press room. Follow the latest ZocDoc news on the ZocDoc blog, via Twitter, or on Facebook.
ZocDoc, founded in 2007, is improving access to healthcare by enabling patients to search for doctors, sort by location and insurance accepted, read verified reviews, and instantly book an appointment online or via the free ZocDoc Apps for iPhone, Android, and BlackBerry. There are over 7 million medical appointments available on ZocDoc. More than 1.2 million people use ZocDoc to find a doctor or dentist each month.
Zillow Rentals for Android App is Company's 10th Mobile App; Provides Access to Rent Zestimates, Allows Renters to Compare Favorite Homes Side-by-Side
SEATTLE, April 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Zillow, Inc. (NASDAQ:Z), the leading real estate information marketplace, today announced the launch of Zillow® Rentals for Android(TM) App, the company's first dedicated rentals app, optimized for renters who need to make decisions quickly.
The Zillow Rentals for Android App is the only rentals app that allows users to access Rent Zestimates® - Zillow's estimated rent prices on more than 100 million U.S. homes and apartments. Additionally, the app allows rental shoppers to:
-- Compare and contrast favorite homes on a side-by-side list, a rental app
feature exclusive to Zillow.
-- Draw one or more boundaries around neighborhoods to narrow a search by
-- Use Android's voice search capabilities to quickly search for-rent homes
in an area.
-- Quickly browse color-coded results organized by time on market, so
renters know which homes are new to the market and which have already
-- Automatically receive on-screen notifications when new rental homes
matching search criteria hit the market, with no login or sign-up
-- Contact landlords by phone or email instantly. These properties are
automatically added to the renter's list of favorites with a time stamp
to help keep track of when landlords were contacted.
"Renters shop differently from buyers and look at many homes quickly, in specific locations, in a short amount of time," said Jeremy Wacksman, vice president of consumer marketing and mobile at Zillow. "The Zillow Rentals for Android App was created specifically to address their needs by organizing listings in an easily-accessible way and allowing them to shop for the right home on location, in the neighborhood where they want to live."
This is Zillow's 10th mobile app, adding to the most popular suite of mobile real estate apps with dedicated apps available on every major platform. Zillow's early investment in mobile is fueling the company's growth. In March, 155 million homes were viewed on Zillow mobile apps - that's 57 homes per second.
Zillow Mobile's full suite includes: Zillow on iPad®; Zillow iPhone® App; Zillow Mortgage Marketplace iPhone App; Zillow Android App; Zillow Mortgage Marketplace Android App; Zillow Android Tablet App; Zillow BlackBerry® App; Zillow Kindle® Fire App; Zillow Windows® Phone 7 App.
Search for "Zillow" in the Google Play store, or find it in the Lifestyle category.
About Zillow, Inc.
Zillow (NASDAQ: Z) is the leading real estate information marketplace, providing vital information about homes, real estate listings and mortgages through its website and mobile applications, enabling homeowners, buyers, sellers and renters to connect with real estate and mortgage professionals best suited to meet their needs. In March 2012, more than 32 million unique users visited Zillow's websites and mobile applications. Zillow, Inc. operates Zillow.com®, Zillow Mortgage Marketplace, Zillow Mobile, Postlets® and Diverse Solutions. The company is headquartered in Seattle.
Zillow.com, Zillow, Zestimate and Postlets are registered trademarks of Zillow, Inc. Diverse Solutions is a trademark of Zillow, Inc.
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BlackBerry is a registered trademark of Research in Motion Limited.
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Nintendo 3DS Gets a Royal New Color on May 20: Midnight Purple
REDMOND, Wash., April 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Just as lilacs and hyacinth bloom throughout the spring, so too a new color is blooming for the Nintendo 3DS system. Midnight Purple gives the hand-held a royal new look. The new color will launch May 20, the same day Mario Tennis Open becomes available.
The Midnight Purple Nintendo 3DS, offered at a suggested retail price of $169.99 in the United States, becomes the fifth color in the always-stylish Nintendo 3DS color palette, joining Cosmo Black, Aqua Blue, Flame Red and Pearl Pink. Now fans have another option to customize the look of their systems to suit their individual styles and personalities.
Nintendo 3DS lets users enjoy games and videos in 3D without the use of special glasses. Mario Tennis Open adds to the strong library of Nintendo 3DS games, which also includes Super Mario 3D Land, Kid Icarus: Uprising and Spirit Camera: The Cursed Memoir. Fans also can check out 3D videos on Nintendo Video and access new and classic downloadable games in the Nintendo eShop.
Remember that Nintendo 3DS features parental controls that let adults manage the content their children can access. For more information this and other features, visit http://www.nintendo.com/3ds.
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Drishti-Soft Certifies HP ProLiant MicroServer for Distributed Deployment of Ameyo
Drishti-Soft Provides Affordable Solution to Distributed Businesses With the Help of ProLiant MicroServer From Hewlett-Packard
GURGAON, India, April 30, 2012/PRNewswire/ --
Drishti-Soft [http://www.drishti-soft.com/contactus.php ] certifies HP ProLiant
MicroServer for deployment of Ameyo Communications Suite
[http://www.drishti-soft.com/product.php ] for distributed businesses. The award winning
Customer Interaction Management Solution [http://www.drishti-soft.com/solution.php ] is a
robust platform and requires only matching hardware server as a technology base for
processing. The server from Hewlett-Packard is a cost effective starter server for
businesses, it is designed for small and SOHO businesses to take them to the next level of
productivity and efficiency.
Speaking more on the matter, Mr. Sachin Bhatia,VP Business Development, Drishti-Soft
says, "The current business scenario is very competitive, companies are constantly
innovating. The market facing businesses are implementing distributed setups for increased
presence, personalization and efficiency. Ensuring a high level of quality delivery
through maximizing resources is critical for distributed architecture."
The HP ProLiant MicroServer underwent various load and soak testing for 45 days with
an automated test bed before being certified for Ameyo deployment. The stringent process
ensures that the server is capable of running the Ameyo Solution under strenuous
conditions, consistent with distributed deployments. Sachin further says, "The entry of
the HP ProLiant MicroServer is very promising. Businesses with small satellite sites can
opt for this cost-effective server to power their processes without compromising on
up-time or service deliveries."
The server from Hewlett-Packard comes packed with Dual-Core AMD Turion II and inbuilt
SATA RAID controller. The no-compromise power-efficient, compact server is designed to fit
into office environments with a versatile appearance and quiet operations.
Hewlett-Packard is a globally leading technology company that provides complete
technology infrastructure products and services to its clients. Customers can avail from
digital photography, digital entertainment, computing, printing, handheld devices and even
Drishti offers communications solutions that empower enterprises to dynamically manage
business processes, interactions, workforce and service levels on emerging unified
communications (IP Telephony, Unified Messaging, Conferencing, Presence Management, and
Application Collaboration), SOA, and SaaS. Cutting-edge technologies from Drishti have
been designed to add value to the businesses and pave way for a structured growth.
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New Broadcom StrataXGS Series Delivers Unprecedented Single Chip Performance for Enterprise 2.0 Visibility and Mobility
New App-IQ Technology with Integrated WLAN and Scalable Virtual Switch Ports Enhances Workforce Productivity
IRVINE, Calif., April 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
-- New integrated App-IQ technology provides unprecedented web application
-- Integrated WLAN support enables high performance bandwidth for mobile
-- Enables cost-effective, power-efficient, high performance fan-out to
large number of users and devices
Broadcom Corporation (NASDAQ: BRCM), a global innovation leader in semiconductor solutions for wired and wireless communications, today introduced the BCM56545 series, the world's first high performance stackable enterprise switch series with integrated and wire-speed application-level visibility and mobility features suited for the Enterprise 2.0 workplace. See the technology in action at INTEROP 2012 or visit http://www.broadcom.com to learn more.
As employees around the world replace the use of desktops and laptops with mobile devices and the deployment of cloud based enterprise networks continue to scale at a dramatic rate, network managers must reconsider how they provision, secure and control enterprise computing resources and information access.
Based on the proven StrataXGS® architecture, the BCM56545 series brings groundbreaking innovation into the enterprise wiring closet, delivering application level visibility on a single switch chip. The innovative App-IQ Web 2.0-ready technology delivers ubiquitous traffic visualization for social networking and peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing applications, allowing network managers to implement application-level intelligent policies, manage congestion, and meet the increased application visibility demands of the modern workplace. Network managers now can block undesired applications and improve employee productivity with a cost effective and scalable approach. Until now, only specialized and expensive appliances could deliver this level of application visibility.
Use of enterprise wireless LANs (WLAN) is growing at a rapid pace, moving from small hotspot-style deployments to enterprise-wide deployments that span the campus. With 48 ports of 1GbE, 4 ports of 10GbE and 80 Gigabit optical QSFP-based cost-effective stacking performance, the StrataXGS BCM56545 switch series satisfies the increasing bandwidth and speed demands in the enterprise and complements integrated WLAN support using CAPWAP technology with standards-based port extender support (IEEE 802.1BR E-Tag). With support for thousands of virtual switch ports, IT managers now have the ability to cost-effectively deploy a large base of mobile users and devices with very granular policies.
-- The number of devices connected to IP networks will be 2x the global
population by 2015(1)
-- Annual global data center traffic will reach 4.8 zettabytes by 2015(2)
-- Massive traffic growth challenges current network architecture(3)
-- The Gigabit Ethernet Enterprise switch market is expected to reach 260
million in total port shipments by 2015, with approximately 70 percent
addressing the access switch market(3)
-- Bandwidth-intensive content in the Enterprise requires Gigabit wireless
-- Analysts tout mobility as the overriding trend in 2012 Enterprise
-- New App-IQ technology provides unprecedented web application
-- Eliminates the need to deploy expensive, specialized appliances or core
switch service blades
-- Enterprise 2.0-ready technology classifies applications riding over HTTP
or on non-standard ports
-- Integrated WLAN enables seamless wired and wireless device support and
-- Enables cost-effective, power-efficient, high performance fan-out to a
large number of users and devices
-- Fully compatible with Broadcom's industry-leading XLP® multi-core
processors for best-in-class control plane processing
The BCM56545 series is now sampling with production volume slated for the second half of 2012.
For ongoing news, visit Broadcom's Newsroom, read the B-Connected Blog, or visit Facebook or Twitter. And to stay connected, subscribe to Broadcom's RSS Feed.
Matthias Machowinski, Directing Analyst, Enterprise Networks and Video, Infonetics Research
"IT organizations need to invest in next generation technology to keep up with growing traffic demands and user requirements for ubiquitous connectivity. While there is pressure from WLAN at the network edge, we've only begun to scratch the surface with the types of devices that will ultimately connect to the network. What matters is that once a device is connected to the network, it impacts traffic from the edge to the core, and for this you need a higher performance Ethernet switch."
Eric Hayes, Vice President of Product Marketing, Network Switch, Broadcom Corporation
"IT and network managers around the world are demanding more density, higher bandwidth and intelligent features to more efficiently manage the ever-increasing requirements of keeping employees connected, regardless of their location. With today's introduction of the BCM56545 series, we're bringing the innovation we're known for in the data center and service provider networks to the enterprise wiring closet - unifying wired and wireless LANs while providing the application-level intelligence capabilities required for greater efficiency."
Broadcom Corporation (NASDAQ: BRCM), a FORTUNE 500® company, is a global leader and innovator in semiconductor solutions for wired and wireless communications. Broadcom® products seamlessly deliver voice, video, data and multimedia connectivity in the home, office and mobile environments. With the industry's broadest portfolio of state-of-the-art system-on-a-chip and embedded software solutions, Broadcom is changing the world by Connecting everything®. For more information, go to http://www.broadcom.com.
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(1) Cisco Visual Networking Index: Forecast and Methodology, 2011-2016
(2) Cisco Global Cloud Index: Forecast and Methodology, 2010-2015
(3) Dell'Oro Ethernet Forecast, January 2012
(4) Linley Group Guide to Ethernet Switch and PHY Chips December, 2011
(5) Infonetics CRS: Enterprise Networking in 2012--What's in Store?
Create Your Own Fairy Tale World with Glu Mobile's Lil' Kingdom
Build your underground kingdom and put your citizens to work!
SAN FRANCISCO, April 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Glu Mobile Inc., a leading global developer and publisher of freemium games for smartphone and tablet devices, announced today the launch of its new family-friendly game, Lil' Kingdom. Lil' Kingdom tasks players with creating a wondrous world beneath a castle. Players have the opportunity to take part in their own fairy tale by creating an underground kingdom and filling it with a cute assembly of friendly inhabitants and monsters.
To continue expanding and improving their Lil' Kingdom, players must put their citizens to work. Players of all ages will be enchanted at the chance to create a whimsical world for their fantasy characters, including gallant knights, mischievous goblins, gold-protecting dragons, and, of course, the resident beautiful princess.
"Lil' Kingdom is a great new casual 3D game with high-end visuals that the whole family can enjoy," said Adam Flanders, SVP of Communications. "The fantasy characters and whimsical settings come to life with the game's rich graphics and entertaining game play."
Features of Lil' Kingdom include:
-- KINGDOM OF FUN: Dig deep dwellings beneath your castle and fill it with
-- FLOORS FOR ALL: Build a variety of floors such as bowling alleys, cheese
shops, dance clubs, libraries and sushi restaurants.
-- COLLECT: Find and gather rare items to unlock secret floors and unique
-- FAIRY TALE WORKERS: Get magical help from knights, wizards, elves and
dwarves to stock, construct and build your kingdom more quickly.
-- DRAGON TALES: Hatch and raise your very own dragon pets. Get them to
breathe fire to ignite your workers to produce more gold!
-- SERVE THE PRINCESS: Complete special Princess Tasks in the allotted time
to win royal rewards.
-- SOCIAL: Compare kingdoms on the leader board and share gifts with your
-- 8 LANGUAGES SUPPORTED: Enjoy Lil' Kingdom in English, French, Italian,
German, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese and Korean!
The Lil' Kingdom App is available for free from the Apple App Store http://www.itunes.com/appstore and Google Play(TM) https://play.google.com/store.
Glu Mobile (NASDAQ:GLUU) is a leading global developer and publisher of freemium games for smartphone and tablet devices. Glu is focused on creating compelling original IP games such as GUN BROS, DEER HUNTER, BLOOD & GLORY, and SAMURAI VS. ZOMBIES DEFENSE on a wide range of platforms including iOS, Android(TM), Windows Phone, Google Chrome, and MAC OS. Glu's unique technology platform enables its titles to be accessible to a broad audience of consumers globally. Founded in 2001, Glu is headquartered in San Francisco with major offices outside Seattle, and overseas in Brazil, Canada, China, and Russia. Consumers can find high-quality entertainment created exclusively for their mobile devices wherever they see the 'g' character logo or at http://www.glu.com. For live updates, please follow Glu via Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/glumobile or become a Glu fan at Facebook.com/glumobile.
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First Universal IPsec VPN Client (Preview) for Android
NUREMBERG, Germany, April 30, 2012/PRNewswire/ --
NCP engineering GmbH releases the preview of its IPsec VPN Client for Android 4.0 "Ice
Cream Sandwich". The preview can be used to its full extend and is available on Google
Play (former Android Market) and with this the App is the first third party IPsec Client
that can be downloaded and installed on-the-fly.
Like any other Secure VPN Client of the remote access expert, the NCP Secure VPN
Client for Android is compatible to IPsec gateways of various producers; amongst others
Cisco, Juniper, LANCOM, Teldat (former Funkwerk / Bintec), Sonic Wall and Microsoft Server
2008 R2. NCP's software supports all technical standards in communication and security
like IKEv1/2, PKCS#12 certificate support, IKE config mode and XAUTH. In this way, users
of Android-based smartphones and/or tablet PCs receive comfortable IPsec VPN access to
their company network.
Since its inception in 1986, NCP engineering has delivered innovative software that
allows enterprises to rethink their remote access, and overcome the complexities of
creating, managing and maintaining secure network access for staff.
award-winning product line spans the spectrum of remote access, from IPsec / SSL VPNs to
endpoint firewalls and network access control (NAC) functions. The company's products
support organisations with complex remote user needs, and that want to leverage the latest
end-devices to increase staff productivity, reduce network administration and adapt policy
changes on-the-fly. Each solution is interoperable with existing third-party software or
With global headquarters in Nuremberg, Germany and North American
headquarters in the San Francisco Bay Area, the company serves 30,000-plus customers
Demibooks launches Storytime, a curated marketplace for interactive children's books on the iPad
CHICAGO, April 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Demibooks, Inc. (demibooks.com), a leading digital publishing technologies company, announces the launch of its new reader app, Demibooks® Storytime. Storytime is a curated, multi-publisher marketplace for interactive children's books produced on the Demibooks Composer platform.
Demibooks now offers a unique, entirely tablet-based publishing ecosystem for anyone wanting to create, publish and sell interactive book apps for children. Storytime books are created using Demibooks Composer, the company's iPad-based authoring platform also available in the App Store. Features include integration with the Facebook social graph, allowing readers to easily share with their friends what they purchase, read and rate in Storytime.
Storytime offers publishers and independent authors/illustrators a new distribution channel in addition to selling their book apps directly in the App Store. To promote Storytime, Demibooks is partnering with Usborne Books & More, the direct sales division of Education Development Corporation. Publishers will benefit from a sales boost beyond typical App Store releases. Combined with the reduced cost of easily producing such titles on the Demibooks Composer platform, Storytime improves the business model for book apps.
Rafiq Ahmed, CEO of Demibooks Inc. says, "We've responded to our customers who have struggled with the discoverability challenge of launching their Composer based books only on the App Store. For no additional development cost, they now have a second distribution channel in Storytime. What further sets Storytime apart is EDC's nationwide direct sales team who will drive more consumers to all books within our reader app."
Storytime will feature curated content from all publishers using the Composer platform, and at launch includes books from Kane Miller and McGraw-Hill Education. Titles include Not Without Bear by Anna Grossnickle Hines, a book app shortlisted for the 2012 Bologna Children's Book Fair Ragazzi Digital Award.
CEO of EDC Publishing Randall White said, "We are excited to add this excellent digital product, which will be very compatible with our existing print product line of our direct selling division, Usborne Books & More. Storytime will be presented to over 1M families annually by our sales force of over 6000 consultants."
Demibooks® Storytime is available for free from the App Store today:http://bit.ly/getstorytime
About Demibooks Inc.
Demibooks provides publishing platforms for interactive books. Demibooks® Composer is the first code-free, affordable way for publishers and self-published authors and illustrators to create interactive books for the iPad, right on the device itself. Demibooks® Storytime is a curated, multi-publisher marketplace for interactive children's books produced on the Composer platform. Founded in 2010, Demibooks is headquartered in Chicago with a R&D center in Sydney. For more information on Demibooks® Storytime, please visit demibooks.com or contact Lauren Strohl at firstname.lastname@example.org or (312) 834-3364.
About Educational Development Corporation (EDC)
Educational Development Corporation is a publicly traded company on the NASDAQ stock exchange (ticker: EDUC). EDC sells children's books, including Usborne Books and the Kane Miller line of international children's titles through a multi-level sales organization of independent consultants, through 5,000 retail stores and over the Internet. More than 1,500 different titles are available for children of all ages, with periodic new additions. For more information on EDC please visit http://www.edcpub.com
Limitless Computing and ArtVPS Partnership to Launch at AIA
Limitless Computing and ArtVPS to Announce Innovation at American Institute of Architects Convention
BOULDER, Colo. and CAMBRIDGE, England, April 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Limitless Computing Inc.®,( )a leading provider of 3D mobile Augmented Reality, and ArtVPS, a pioneering developer of Shaderlight, the 3D rendering software for Google SketchUp, today announced a partnership that will deliver a new generation of solutions to the architectural community.
Limitless Computing and ArtVPS will launch the first combined innovation of cloud-based rendering in booth 1908 at the AIA 2012 National Convention and Design Exposition in Washington DC, May 17-19.
"Today's architects want compelling, flexible, easy-to-use products that provide a realistic experience for their clients," commented Dr. Errin T. Weller, president, Limitless Computing Inc. "As Limitless Computing moves forward with its partnership with ArtVPS, our combined strengths will deliver unrivalled solutions to architects worldwide."
Graham Wylie, CEO, ArtVPS said: "Since its launch in 2010, our interactive rendering solution Shaderlight has become an essential tool for architects and designers worldwide as a simple means to create high quality renders. Partnering with Limitless Computing builds on this success, utilizing our combined expertise to further transform architects' workflows giving them the competitive edge. We're looking forward to returning to AIA to launch this fantastic new product."
About Limitless Computing
Limitless Computing Inc. is a Boulder, CO-based company that has been providing cloud computing since 2006 and specializes in Augmented Reality. Limitless Computing brought Augmented Reality to Google SketchUp in 2011 with the release of the mobile application SightSpace 3D for Apple and added Kindle Fire and Android devices in 2012. (http://www.LimitlessComputing.com)
Founded in 2002, ArtVPS quickly established itself as the leading developer of dedicated rendering hardware, developing the first processor designed exclusively to accelerate ray tracing of 3D data. ArtVPS is today leading the way in developing photorealistic rendering solutions that generate visually accurate representations of 3D scenes. Its revolutionary flagship rendering technology, Shaderlight, is a physically based, progressive ray-tracer that enables interactive, nonlinear changes to the materials, environments, lighting and textures at any stage within the rendering process - even on production-ready images. (http://www.artvps.com)
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NICE's New Banking Module Selected by Bank Mizrahi Tefahot to Secure its Branches and ATMs for Ensuring Regulatory Compliance
New NICE solution enables Bank Mizrahi Tefahot to detect ATM fraud, improve claim settlement and enhance the physical security by capturing video recordings inside branches and from ATMs
RA'ANANA, Israel, April 30, 2012/PRNewswire-FirstCall/ --
NICE (NASDAQ: NICE), announced today that Israeli bank, Bank Mizrahi Tefahot, selected
the new NiceVision banking solution to secure its branches and ATM systems located
throughout Israel. The new NiceVision banking solution captures video recordings inside
branches and from ATMs for fraud detection and claim settlement, and allows for easy
access and retrieval of video evidence; supporting compliance with law enforcement
The NICE banking solution includes new capturing devices tailored for ATMs and
branches. It also features an innovative multi-site management dashboard for quick and
efficient view of the status of video surveillance systems of all bank branches, enabling
at-a-glance-detection of malfunctions and security alerts. Additionally, smart ATM
integration enables banks to quickly and easily pinpoint ATM video footage for
investigations, querying transaction IDs, locations or other ATM data.
"After extensive evaluations of different vendors, we are very confident about
choosing NICE to enhance security at our branches and ATMs. We are proud to be the first
bank in Israel to implement the new NICE security banking module. The cost effective
recording platform together with cutting edge control room applications, created a unique
solution, which perfectly complies with our internal regulations and national law
enforcement requirements," said Rita Rubinstein Member of the Board of Management and Vice
President at Mizrahi Tefahot Bank.
"We are honored to be selected by Bank Mizrahi Tefahot for its nationwide surveillance
systems replacement. The combination of NICE's cutting edge technology and low total cost
of ownership (TCO) was a key factor for the project's success. This new banking solution
is part of our extensive offering to the financial institutions," said Guy Yaniv, General
Manager, Surveillance Solutions Division, at NICE.
NICE's Security Offering addresses the needs of governments and enterprises with
intent-based solutions for fighting crime and terror, by anticipating, managing and
mitigating safety, security and operational risks. The offering enables capturing,
analysis and correlation of data from multiple sensors and systems, including audio,
video, radio, geo-location and web, providing a framework for fusing data silos into a
single, holistic operational view. NICE Security solutions empower organizations to act
effectively in real time to prevent, manage and investigate incidents, ensuring fast
resolution and debriefing, and continuous security improvements. NICE Security solutions
are deployed worldwide in transportation systems, critical infrastructures, city centers
and enterprise campuses.
About Mizrahi Tefahot
Mizrahi Tefahot is Israel's fourth largest bank by assets and offers a complete range
of international, commercial, domestic and personal banking services. Total assets as of
September 30, 2011 totaled USD 39.57 billion,
NICE (NASDAQ: NICE) is the worldwide leader of intent-based solutions that capture and
analyze interactions and transactions, realize intent, and extract and leverage insights
to deliver impact in real time. Driven by cross-channel and multi-sensor analytics, NICE
solutions enable organizations to improve business performance, increase operational
efficiency, prevent financial crime, ensure compliance, and enhance safety and security.
NICE serves over 25,000 organizations in the enterprise and security sectors, representing
a variety of sizes and industries in more than 150 countries, and including over 80 of the
Fortune 100 companies. http://www.nice.com.
Trademark Note: NICE and the NICE logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of NICE
Systems. All other marks are trademarks of their respective owners. For a full list of
NICE Systems' marks, please see: http://www.nice.com/nice-trademarks.
This press release contains forward-looking statements as that term is defined in the
Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements,
including the statements by Messer Yaniv, are based on the current expectations of the
management of NICE-Systems Ltd. (the Company) only, and are subject to a number of risks
and uncertainties that could cause the actual results or performance of the Company to
differ materially from those described herein, including but not limited to the impact of
the global economic environment on the Company's customer base (particularly financial
services firms) and the resulting uncertainties; changes in technology and market
requirements; decline in demand for the Company's products; inability to timely develop
and introduce new technologies, products and applications; difficulties or delays in
absorbing and integrating acquired operations, products, technologies and personnel; loss
of market share; pressure on pricing resulting from competition; and inability to maintain
certain marketing and distribution arrangements. For a more detailed description of the
risk factors and uncertainties affecting the company, refer to the Company's reports filed
from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the Company's
Annual Report on Form 20-F. The forward-looking statements contained in this press release
are made as of the date of this press release, and the Company undertakes no obligation to
update or revise them, except as required by law.
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- Personalized service, unrivaled flexibility and aviation heritage fuel company's new ad campaign and website redesign
DALLAS, April 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- (http://www.flexjet.com) - Flexjet, a leader in business aviation solutions, is launching a new brand campaign on May 1, designed to appeal to the world's most successful people. The new ads and website redesign spotlight the company's world-class personalized service and unrivaled scheduling flexibility, while leveraging its unique passion and expertise that come with Bombardier's 100-plus years of aviation heritage.
"We know there are three ways to fly. There's commercial, there's private and then there's Flexjet," said Fred Reid, President, Flexjet. "Once customers experience firsthand our relentless dedication to exceptional customer service -- paired with customized private aviation solutions that only we can offer -- they realize bigger isn't better; better is better."
Visually, the new brand campaign features people in every ad, a departure from traditional campaigns that rely solely on aircraft images. The copy highlights Flexjet's industry-leading service and scheduling flexibility -- reinforcing the company's commitment to focus on the needs of its customers so they have more freedom to focus on the things most important in their lives.
The ads also highlight Flexjet's innovative Customer Account Management program. Flexjet invested significantly to consolidate its client-facing departments, including billing and scheduling, in order to provide customers with a single, dedicated point person to streamline requests. Customer Account Managers ensure every client experience is personalized to their needs and sets the service standards by which other private aviation companies will be measured.
Finally, the campaign underscores the unparalleled expertise and passion for performance Flexjet offers. By virtue of its Bombardier lineage, Flexjet's aviation experience reaches back to Short Brothers PLC, the first company to produce aircraft for the Wright brothers in 1909.
Flexjet recently recorded one of its best years ever for "flawless" customer service and earned the prestigious FAA Diamond Award -- the highest honor for maintenance training -- for the 13th straight year.
The campaign was developed in conjunction with The Richards Group and new ads are slated to run in print and online media, including Elite Traveler, Bloomberg Markets, Forbes, Robb Report and The Wall Street Journal, beginning May 1.
Richardson, TX-based Flexjet -- a division of Bombardier, the world's largest business aviation manufacturer -- first entered the fractional jet ownership market in 1995. Flexjet now offers whole aircraft ownership and management, fractional jet ownership, jet cards and charter brokerage services. Flexjet's fractional aircraft program is the first in the world to be recognized as achieving the Air Charter Safety Foundation's Industry Audit Standard, and Flexjet is the first and only company to be honored with its 13th FAA Diamond Award for Excellence. Flexjet's fractional program fields an exclusive family of Bombardier business aircraft -- the youngest in the fractional jet industry with an average age of approximately five years -- including the Learjet 40 XR, Learjet 45 XR, Learjet 60 XR, Challenger 300 and Challenger 605 business jets.
Flexjet has an approved fractional ownership program pursuant to 14 C.F.R. Part 91, Subpart K, and manages flights for individual aircraft owners under Part 91 whole aircraft management program. All other flights (e.g. Flexjet 25 jet card program, charter brokerage program, etc.) are provided by certificated air carriers in accordance with applicable laws and regulations, as Flexjet is not an air carrier.
The Flexjet 25 Jet Card program is operated under Part 135 by Jet Solutions, LLC, a U.S. air carrier. Flexjet acts as an agent for Jet Solutions, LLC, in connection with the Flexjet 25 Jet Card program. Flexjet acts as an agent for the customer with on-demand charter broker services when arranging transportation operated under Part 135 by U.S. air carriers.
A world-leading manufacturer of innovative transportation solutions, from commercial aircraft and business jets to rail transportation equipment, systems and services, Bombardier Inc. is a global corporation headquartered in Canada. Its revenues for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2011, were $18.3 billion, and its shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (BBD). Bombardier is listed as an index component to the Dow Jones Sustainability World and North America indexes. News and information are available at http://www.bombardier.com or follow us on Twitter @Bombardier.
Bombardier, Challenger 300, Challenger 605, Flexjet, Flexjet 25, Learjet 40, Learjet 45, Learjet 60 and XR are either registered or unregistered trademarks of Bombardier Inc. or its subsidiaries.
Intuit's Market-leading Cloud Accounting Software Marks One Year of International
QuickBooks Online, Intuit Inc.'s (Nasdaq: INTU) market-leading cloud-based accounting
software, marks one year of international expansion this month, with products now
available in Canada, the United Kingdom and Singapore.
Already the leading online accounting software in North America, QuickBooks Online is
emerging as a growing force globally. There are more than 300,000 QuickBooks Online
subscribers worldwide, mostly in the U.S., with thousands of businesses in international
markets now joining the service each month.
In addition to expanding beyond the U.S into the U.K., Singapore and Canada, Intuit is
starting to roll out the service to customers in India. Intuit customizes the offering for
each market, based on deep customer insights gained by observing hundreds of small
businesses in their own workplace. This knowledge creates a product tailored to the local
needs of small businesses and the way they work.
QuickBooks Online helps small businesses stay on top of their finances whether in the
office or on the road, saving them time and money. The product gives small business owners
instant snapshots of their businesses, showing them what they're making, what they're
spending, and who owes them money, all on a single screen. QuickBooks Online is PC and
Mac-compatible and optimized for iPhone and Android devices.
Gaining Global Momentum
"Intuit is committed to helping small businesses improve their financial lives," said
Alex Lintner, president of Intuit's global business division. "Small businesses around the
world face similar challenges and see the power of an easy-to-use solution for managing
their finances. We have seen a terrific take up in the first year, and this is just the
start of our international journey. We want to help many more people around the world to
save time and manage their business better with QuickBooks Online."
- United Kingdom: Intuit launched QuickBooks Online in the U.K. in April
2011 and continues to improve the service with regular updates of new and enhanced
Eugene Engelbrecht of London building firm Engel Construction said using QuickBooks
Online for day-to-day invoicing, cash flow tracking and VAT gives him more time to focus
on growing the business.
"QuickBooks Online has enabled me to go out there and look for work, rather than
sitting in an office doing nothing but uploading invoices. From that point of view, it's
got me back to doing the things I need to do," said Engelbrecht.
Charlie Carne, founder of Charlie Carne & Co. Chartered Accountants and Business
Advisers in London, said QuickBooks Online helps his firm be more efficient and
"Direct online access to a client's data means we can be much more proactive in our
dealings with them and offer advice to avert problems before they arise," Carne said.
"With access to data in the cloud, staff can work on the clients' books from anywhere and
because it is so easy to use, even the least financially aware clients can raise invoices
directly, reducing time taken for our staff to re-key data and allowing us to focus our
attention on more value-added services."
QuickBooks Online is available directly at quickbooksonline.co.uk
[http://www.quickbooksonline.co.uk ]. It is also available through partnerships with Smarta
and BCSG) as part of bundled SaaS offerings through leading high street banks, Royal Bank
of Scotland, NatWest and Barclays.
- Singapore: Intuit launched QuickBooks Online in Singapore in April 2011
through a strategic partnership with SingTel (http://www.intuit.sg).
Over the course of the year, Intuit has added functionality and features that make it
easier for Singapore's small businesses to stay on top of their finances and get paid in a
timely manner as they look to grow their business.
Benedict Lim, Managing Director and Acting Chief Psychologist, http://www.iGROW.sg
, a psychological consultancy, said his company was attracted by the simplicity,
ease-of-use and flexibility offered by QuickBooks Online.
"QuickBooks Online gets my business organized, simplifies sales and expense tracking,
and ensures reliable records for tax time. Being a cloud solution, I can check my business
health anytime, anywhere, even on my mobile devices," Lim said.
- Canada: Intuit launched QuickBooks Online in Canada in March 2012
(quickbooksonline.intuit.ca [http://quickbooksonline.intuit.ca ]). Product features
include online banking integration, which safely links customers' accounts with their
bank to import statements and removes the need to manually enter transactions.
Lynn Cheney of Lynn's Income Tax and Bookkeeping Ltd. in Airdrie, tested an early
version of the product. "Having free user access for accountants to log in and check
clients' records was a big advantage," she said.
"QuickBooks Online is better than other programs because of the fact it is online and
the accountant can access it anytime," Cheney said.
Peggy Crawford of Renewed Business Strategies, a professional services firm in
Ontario, was impressed by the ability to manage finances on the go. "I don't use a lot of
mobile applications, but this was an interesting experience to create an invoice on the
go," she said.
- India: The international expansion for QuickBooks Online continues with
Intuit starting to roll out the service to customers in India (quickbooksonline.in
[http://www.quickbooksonline.in ]). With around 2 million broadband-connected small
businesses, India offers huge growth potential for cloud-based services. QuickBooks
Online complies with Indian norms and accounting formats with support for local tax
compliance for VAT and Service Tax.
Somasekhar.BS runs a printing solutions company, ECompat Printing Solutions in
Bangalore. His company was among the first in India to start using QuickBooks Online.
Having previously relied on manual methods, creating invoices in Word documents and
tracking income and expenses in Excel spreadsheets, Somasekhar estimates he is saving
between four and five hours a week using QuickBooks Online to manage all his business
processes in one place.
Founded in 1983, Intuit had annual revenue of $3.9 billion in its fiscal year 2011.
The company has approximately 8,000 employees with major offices in the United States,
Canada, the United Kingdom, India and other locations. More information can be found at http://www.intuit.com.
Source: Intuit Inc
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The solution includes Radware's Virtual Application Delivery Infrastructure (VADI(R))
- Radware's strategy that transforms computing resources, ADCs and virtualization services
into an integrated, agile and scalable ADC infrastructure on demand. Customers can use the
Radware virtual appliance when designing intelligent load balancing solutions that quickly
and easily integrate into IBM SmartCloud orchestration and provisioning systems.
Radware further announced it will align with technology partners Juniper and Virtela
to deliver a range of virtual ADC solutions that provide a multi-tiered ADC model which
includes the ability to optimize on the customer's infrastructure, the SmartCloud network
edge, or in the IBM SmartCloud. As a result, IBM and Radware customers can now leverage
Radware's virtual ADC on their own premise, in IBM SmartCloud for off-premise solutions,
as well as over a hybrid cloud.
Radware VADI enables IBM SmartCloud to ensure customer application delivery
resilience, performance predictability, and dramatically reduces customer cost of
application delivery deployments. The solution can enable IBM SmartCloud customers to
extract more value from their application deployments by accelerating application response
time and reducing their overall cost of application deployments.
"Radware offers multi-tiered ADC solutions designed for enterprises and cloud
providers deploying IBM SmartCloud by becoming an IBM SmartCloud Ecosystem Partner and
aligned with Juniper Networks and Virtela offerings for IBM SmartCloud," said Yossi Vardi,
vice president, Global Business Development, Radware. "Radware's VADI provides full
business agility while isolating between vADC tenants to guarantee SLAs. With these
solutions, cloud providers can benefit from performance predictability and dramatically
reduce the cost of application delivery deployments."
Multi-tiered ADC Collaborations
Radware's multi-tiered ADC solutions delivered in conjunction with Juniper and Virtela
represent an end-to-end service delivery strategy that simplifies, accelerates and secures
the cloud experience for IBM's SmartCloud customers. Radware will align with Juniper
Networks to provide ADC solutions integrated into Juniper edge routers for carriers and
cloud service providers deployed as part of IBM Cloud Service Provider Platform (CSP2).
"Our partnership with Radware allows us to offer improved carrier cloud service
quality and repeatable automated application service creation and orchestration," said Liz
King, Juniper Vice President, IBM Global Alliance. "The Radware ADC add-on, part of our
IBM CSP2 solutions, enables customers to improve application availability and response
time while concurrently avoiding the cost and complexity of deploying and maintaining
Radware's alignment with Virtela, the world's largest independent managed services
company, also will enable ADC solutions for IBM SmartCloud. Radware will leverage
Virtela's Enterprise Services Cloud (ESC), which provides the virtual network overlay to
IBM SmartCloud, to offer multi-tiered vADC capabilities that improve the end-user
experience for customers worldwide. Virtela ESC features 50 Local Cloud Centers (LCCs)
strategically located around the world to dynamically deliver services closest to
enterprise end-users for the highest performance.
"We are excited to work with partners such as Radware to enable high performance
delivery of applications hosted in IBM SmartCloud environments," said Ron Haigh, Virtela's
vice president of customer solutions and cloud architecture. "Virtela ESC gives technology
and cloud providers the ability to deliver seamless services worldwide with the highest
service quality and scalability while lowering capital expenses and infrastructure
More on Radware VADI
Radware's VADI is designed to bridge the gap across underlying hardware resources and
serve the various application needs in terms of SLAs and performance predictability while
delivering maximum agility to application delivery services. In essence, Radware's VADI
transforms a standard application delivery infrastructure into an agile virtual
application delivery control plane.
Radware VADI overcomes the inherent challenges of ADC consolidation, while delivering
maximum agility for the application delivery services. Furthermore, it transforms a
traditional application delivery infrastructure into a virtual application delivery fabric
that provides application delivery services to the whole data center.
This press release may contain statements concerning Radware's future prospects that
are "forward-looking statements" under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of
1995. These statements are based on current expectations and projections that involve a
number of risks and uncertainties. There can be no assurance that future results will be
achieved, and actual results could differ materially from forecasts and estimates. These
risks and uncertainties, as well as others, are discussed in greater detail in Radware's
Annual Report on Form 20-F and Radware's other filings with the Securities and Exchange
Commission. In particular, there can be no assurance that Radware will recognize
significant revenues from the collaborations described above. Forward-looking statements
speak only as of the date on which they are made and Radware undertakes no commitment to
revise or update any forward-looking statement in order to reflect events or circumstances
after the date any such statement is made. Radware's public filings are available from the
Securities and Exchange Commission's website at http://www.sec.gov or may be obtained
on Radware's website at http://www.radware.com.
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BBC Worldwide and ABC Entertainment Announce The First-Ever "Dancing with the Stars" Online Game
Developed and Produced by BBC Worldwide Digital Entertainment & Games, "Dancing with the Stars: Keep Dancing" Launches Today
Multiplayer Functionality Available This Summer
LOS ANGELES, April 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- BBC Worldwide and ABC Entertainment today announced the first ever free-to-play online game centered on the juggernaut reality-competition television show, "Dancing with the Stars." Titled "Dancing with the Stars: Keep Dancing," the game is available to play now on ABC.com/DancingWithTheStarsand at DWTSKeepDancing.com. Concurrently, BBC Worldwide Digital Entertainment and Games will launch "Strictly Keep Dancing" in the UK, accompanying the format's original version, "Strictly Come Dancing."
For the first time ever, fans of the show and social gamers from around the world will be able to take their moves to the dance floor, partnering with the show's professional dancers (Maksim Chmerkovskiy, Derek Hough, Mark Ballas and Kym Johnson) and competing against friends and fellow fans to take home the coveted Mirror Ball trophy. The game allows players to customize their personal avatar complete with DWTS' award-winning makeup, hair and fantastic costumes. Sequins, heels, hair, lipstick, nutrition, publicity and more, make the experience as authentic as the television show. Players will learn different dance routines including the Samba, Jive and Tango, all while customizing each step to complete their dance routine.
Robert Nashak, EVP, BBC Worldwide Digital Entertainment & Games, commented, "'Dancing with the Stars' is a global pop culture phenomenon and developing this game has been a major initiative for our business. We've tried hard to create a fun and authentic experience that fully engages players in everything that it takes to be a celebrity contestant on the show."
"Fans can't get enough of 'Dancing with the Stars,' and this game allows them to become completely immersed in the experience," said Karin Gilford, Senior Vice President, Digital Media, ABC Television Network. "We think the ease of use, along with the degree to which fans can customize their own experience will make it an absolute obsession for anyone who has dreamed of taking a twirl under the mirror ball."
"Dancing with the Stars: Keep Dancing" is developed to present a realistic reflection of the show with special 3D graphics that bring the glitz and glamour to life, giving an experience that's as sexy, sassy and dramatic as the real thing. "Strictly Keep Dancing" will launch concurrently in the U.K., with players in both countries having access to play on the SCD and the DWTS dance floor. Over time, BBC Worldwide will roll out "Dancing with the Stars: Keep Dancing" to the 75 plus territories where DWTS is broadcast. Unique local versions will let players participate with the famed professional dancers on their local DWTS production.
The "Dancing with the Stars" format launched as "Strictly Come Dancing" in the U.K. in 2004. "Dancing with the Stars," produced by BBC Worldwide Productions, premiered on ABC in 2005 as the U.S. version of the smash hit series. Since then, the format has been licensed to more than 40 countries across six continents and has been broadcast in over 80 countries around the world. The Guinness Book of World Records announced in 2010 that "Dancing with the Stars"/ "Strictly Come Dancing" is officially the world's most successful reality TV format based on format sales, viewing figures and spin-off shows. The format was also named the most-watched entertainment show in the world by trade publication TBI in 2008. The show has been lauded by viewers and critics alike and has won countless awards. In 2009, "DWTS" made Emmy® history, garnering 10 nominations, the most for any non-fiction programming in a single award year. Since 2006, the show has won eight Emmys, and has been nominated 48 times. It has also been the recipient of two People's Choice Awards (2008 and 2009), the first ever Game Show Award (2009) and most recently, the 2012 NAACP Image Award winner for Outstanding Reality Series and the 2012 GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Reality Program.
Currently in season 14 on ABC, "Dancing with the Stars" is hosted by Tom Bergeron ("America's Funniest Home Videos") and Brooke Burke-Charvet ("Dancing with the Stars" Season Seven Champion). Celebrities perform choreographed dance routines which are judged by renowned Ballroom judge Len Goodman and dancer/choreographers Bruno Tonioli and Carrie Ann Inaba. Viewers may cast their votes for their favorite teams via phone on Monday night during and up to 60 minutes after the "Dancing with the Stars" performance shows. AT&T customers may also vote by texting the word "VOTE" and entering the number that corresponds to the team they want to support (message and data rates may apply). "Dancing with the Stars" is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC's selected HDTV format, with 5.1 channel surround sound. This program carries a TV-PG,L parental guideline.
About BBC Worldwide Digital Entertainment & Games:
BBC Worldwide Digital Entertainment and Games is a core business within BBC Worldwide, the main commercial arm and wholly-owned subsidiary of British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). Launched in 2010 and headquartered in Los Angeles and London, the business works with top BBC brands to develop new opportunities across a wide range of gaming platforms. The business is responsible for the company's first MMO, Doctor Who: Worlds in Time and the multi-year partnership with Top Gear and Forza Motorsport, amongst many others.
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World's Largest Barbecue Chain Kicks Off "Smokin' Pin Wins" Contest
DALLAS, April 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Dickey's Barbecue Restaurants announced it's bringing its unique brand of heat to the social sharing site, Pinterest. The world's largest barbecue franchise launched its brand page earlier this year and is now firing up a contest that asks Dickey's fans to post photos and recipes using any of Dickey's meat or sides.
"We feel like this is a great opportunity to get to know our customers even better," said Roland Dickey, Jr. president of Dickey's Barbecue Restaurants, Inc. "I'm excited to see how creative our customers can be using our ingredients - we're fired up for the competition."
To enter, users go to http://www.dickeys.com and enter their smokin' recipe that uses one or more of Dickey's signature meats or sides. Recipes can be imaginative from casseroles or burritos to meatloaves or side dishes. Contestants will also upload a photo of their creations. We will pin photos to the "Smokin' Pin Wins" board on Dickey's Barbecue Pinterest site, http://pinterest.com/dickeysbarbecue/, that will showcase all entries.
The top five will be chosen for a recipe smokin' showdown. They will be taste tested by Roland Dickey, Jr., president of Dickey's Barbecue Restaurants, Inc., and a winner will be chosen.
The first place winner will receive free barbecue for a year which is valid at any Dickey's Barbecue Restaurant in the United States. The first place dish will also be featured online and bragging rights for having the "Smokin' Pin."
Second and third place winners will receive Dickey's Barbecue T-shirts.
The contest begins April 30 and runs until May 13. The top five entries will be announced May 15 via Pinterest, Twitter, Facebook and on http://www.Dickeys.com.
About Dickey's Barbecue Restaurants
Founded in 1941, Dickey's Barbecue Restaurants began in Dallas, Texas. More than 70 years later, Dickey's is now the world's largest barbecue chain. Currently, Dickey's Barbecue Restaurants is located in 40 states and over 220 locations nationwide. For more information on partnering with Dickey's Barbecue Restaurants in any location, call (866) 340-6188 or visit http://www.dickeys.com. Also visit our corporate Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/dickeysbarbecuepit. Dickey's: Passionate about the Art of Great Barbecue.
Gamesys: Wild Win for Lucky Online Slots Gamer at Jackpotjoy
LONDON, April 27, 2012/PRNewswire/ --
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channels which allow people to connect with the company on a more informal basis.
"Our fresh, modern new website has been designed to give the IFE community a clear
understanding of how we can help them," said Andy McEwan, CEO of IFE Services. "Together
with our social media platforms, we are now in a very strong position to engage with the
IFE industry on a much more personal and interactive level."
IFE Services is a leading provider of in-flight entertainment solutions to the airline
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IFE Services works with a broad client-base worldwide of 50 airlines and cruise ship
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More customers to benefit from ultra-fast mobile Internet on the latest LTE devices
SALT LAKE CITY, April 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- AT&T* plans to roll out 4G LTE in Salt Lake City later this year, bringing customers the latest generation of wireless network technology. AT&T Chairman and CEO Randall Stephenson announced the plans today at the company's annual meeting of stockholders.
AT&T 4G LTE provides several benefits, including:
-- Faster speeds. LTE technology is capable of delivering mobile Internet
speeds up to 10 times faster than 3G. Customers can stream, download,
upload and game faster than ever before.
-- Cool new devices. AT&T offers several LTE-compatible devices, including
new AT&T 4G LTE smartphones and tablets, such as the first LTE Windows
Phone Nokia Lumia 900, Samsung Galaxy Note(TM), and Pantech Element(TM)
-- Faster response time. LTE technology offers lower latency, or the
processing time it takes to move data through a network, such as how
long it takes to start downloading a webpage or file once you've sent
the request. Lower latency helps to improve services like mobile gaming,
two-way video calling and telemedicine.
-- More efficient use of spectrum. Wireless spectrum is a finite resource,
and LTE uses spectrum more efficiently than other technologies, creating
more space to carry data traffic and services and to deliver a better
"AT&T customers in Salt Lake City can look forward to even faster mobile Internet speeds before year's end, on our leading lineup of smartphones and devices," said Jenifer Robertson, vice president and general manager, AT&T Rocky Mountain Region. "We're excited to bring Salt Lake City all that 4G LTE has to offer. Our teams will be working hard across the city toward our upcoming launch."
AT&T's 4G Network
AT&T customers have access to the nation's largest 4G network, covering more than 260 million people. According to recent third-party speed tests by PCWorld, AT&T 4G LTE speeds are faster than the competition. Testing in 13 cities showed that AT&T's combination of 4G LTE and HSPA+ technologies delivered faster download speeds than any other carrier tested.
Even as 4G LTE expands, AT&T customers are able to enjoy widespread, ultra-fast and consistent 4G speeds on their compatible device as they move in and out of LTE areas. AT&T has two 4G networks that work together for customers, LTE and HSPA+ with enhanced backhaul. With other carriers, when you travel outside of their LTE coverage area, you're on a much slower 3G network.
Limited 4G LTE availability in select markets. Deployment ongoing. 4G LTE device and data plan required. Up to 10x claim compares 4G LTE download speeds to industry average 3G download speeds. LTE is a trademark of ETSI. 4G speeds not available everywhere. Learn more about 4G LTE at att.com/network.
*AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.
AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) is a premier communications holding company and one of the most honored companies in the world. Its subsidiaries and affiliates - AT&T operating companies - are the providers of AT&T services in the United States and around the world. With a powerful array of network resources that includes the nation's largest 4G network, AT&T is a leading provider of wireless, Wi-Fi, high speed Internet, voice and cloud-based services. A leader in mobile Internet, AT&T also offers the best wireless coverage worldwide of any U.S. carrier, offering the most wireless phones that work in the most countries. It also offers advanced TV services under the AT&T U-verse® and AT&T ?DIRECTV brands. The company's suite of IP-based business communications services is one of the most advanced in the world. In domestic markets, AT&T Advertising Solutions and AT&T Interactive are known for their leadership in local search and advertising.
Cautionary Language Concerning Forward-Looking Statements
Information set forth in this press release contains financial estimates and other forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties, and actual results might differ materially. A discussion of factors that may affect future results is contained in AT&T's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. AT&T disclaims any obligation to update and revise statements contained in this news release based on new information or otherwise.
SOURCE AT&T Inc.
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Aflac Incorporated to Webcast, Live, at RetailInvestorConferences.com on May 3rd
Company invites Main Street and Wall Street investors to attend interactive real-time virtual conference
NEW YORK, April 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL), today announced that Mark Caldwell, CPA, Investor Relations Manager, will present at RetailInvestorConferences.com.
DATE: May 3, 2012
TIME: 2:00 PM EDT
LINK: www.retailinvestorconferences.com > red "register / watch event now" button
This will be a live, interactive online event where investors are invited to ask the company questions in real-time - both in the presentation hall as well as the company's "virtual trade booth." If attendees are not able to join the event live on the day of the conference, an on-demand archive will be available for 90 days.
It is recommended that investors pre-register to save time and receive event updates.
About Aflac Incorporated:
When a policyholder gets sick or hurt, Aflac pays cash benefits fast. For more than 55 years, Aflac insurance policies have given policyholders the opportunity to focus on recovery, not financial stress. In the United States, Aflac is the number one provider of guaranteed-renewable insurance. In Japan, Aflac is the number one insurance company in terms of individual insurance policies in force. Aflac insurance products provide protection to more than 50 million people worldwide. For five consecutive years, Aflac has been recognized by Ethisphere magazine as one of the World's Most Ethical Companies. In addition, Forbes magazine has named Aflac as one of America's Best-Managed Companies in the Insurance category. In 2011, Fortune magazine recognized Aflac as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in America for the thirteenth consecutive year and included Aflac on its list of Most Admired Companies for the tenth time. Aflac Incorporated is a Fortune 500 company listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol AFL. To find out more about Aflac, visit aflac.com.
RetailInvestorConferences.com, created by BetterInvesting (NAIC), PR Newswire and MUNCmedia, is the first monthly virtual investor conference series that provides an interactive forum for presenting companies to meet directly with retail investors using a graphically-enhanced online platform.
Designed to replicate the look and feel of location-based investor conferences, Retail Investor Conferences unites PR Newswire's leading-edge online conferencing and investor communications capabilities with BetterInvesting's extensive retail investor audience network and MUNCmedia's sophisticated retail investor targeting.
The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 provides a "safe harbor" to encourage companies to provide prospective information, so long as those informational statements are identified as forward-looking and are accompanied by meaningful cautionary statements identifying important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those included in the forward-looking statements. We desire to take advantage of these provisions. This document contains cautionary statements identifying important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected herein, and in any other statements made by company officials in communications with the financial community and contained in documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
Forward-looking statements are not based on historical information and relate to future operations, strategies, financial results or other developments. Furthermore, forward-looking information is subject to numerous assumptions, risks and uncertainties. In particular, statements containing words such as "expect," "anticipate," "believe," "goal," "objective," "may," "should," "estimate," "intends," "projects," "will," "assumes," "potential," "target" or similar words as well as specific projections of future results, generally qualify as forward-looking. Aflac undertakes no obligation to update such forward-looking statements. We caution readers that the following factors, in addition to other factors mentioned from time to time, could cause actual results to differ materially from those contemplated by the forward-looking statements: difficult conditions in global capital markets and the economy generally; governmental actions for the purpose of stabilizing the financial markets; defaults and downgrades in certain securities in our investment portfolio; impairment of financial institutions; credit and other risks associated with Aflac's investment in perpetual securities; differing judgments applied to investment valuations; subjective determinations of amount of impairments taken on our investments; realization of unrealized losses; limited availability of acceptable yen-denominated investments; concentration of our investments in any particular sector or issuer; concentration of business in Japan; ongoing changes in our industry; exposure to significant financial and capital markets risk; fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates; significant changes in investment yield rates; deviations in actual experience from pricing and reserving assumptions; subsidiaries' ability to pay dividends to the Parent Company; changes in law or regulation by governmental authorities; ability to attract and retain qualified sales associates and employees; ability to continue to develop and implement improvements in information technology systems; changes in U.S. and/or Japanese accounting standards; decreases in our financial strength or debt ratings; level and outcome of litigation; ability to effectively manage key executive succession; catastrophic events including, but not necessarily limited to, tornadoes, hurricanes, earthquakes, tsunamis, and radiological disasters; and failure of internal controls or corporate governance policies and procedures
SOURCE Aflac Incorporated
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The Facelift You Didn't See: Pike Place Market's Big Renovation
New Changes, Same Look for Seattle's Favorite Market
SEATTLE, April 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Thanks to the overwhelming support of Seattle residents, Pike Place Market was able to tackle a $68.6 million renovation to preserve the iconic 105-year-old public market. Major componentsof the three-phased construction project finished on time and on budget in April 2012. In honor of this accomplishment, special installations will be featured throughout the Market from April 26 through Memorial Day, allowing the public to learn more about the benefits of the renovations. As part of the "Thank You, Seattle" appreciation campaign, people can win fun prizes by visiting the Pike Place Market Facebook page.
In the fall of 2008, Seattle voters passed a six-year tax levy to raise funds for critical repairs and renovations to the historic institution.
"We're grateful to Seattle residents, our tenants, shop owners, vendors, and community partners: we couldn't have done this without them," said Ben Franz-Knight, Executive Director of the Pike Place Market Preservation & Development Authority (PDA). "Thanks to both public and private support, the Market will be safer, stronger, and more accessible for the future. And, we listened to you?most changes are barely noticeable. It still looks like the same Market that you know and love."
Renovations focused on critical infrastructure improvements that: make the Market less susceptible to earthquakes; upgrade plumbing, electrical, heating, and cooling systems; and offer new publicamenities including new elevators and restrooms. In addition to increasing safety, upgrades also optimize overall energy use.
"The Pike Place Market PDA didn't opt for just a quick-fix; they were comprehensive and conscientious, and together as a team we completed major renovations by the three-year anniversary of the groundbreaking," said Dan Kahn of Turner Construction. "They made every effort to be careful with investments, mindful of the Market heritage, and selected systems and materials that would yield benefits for decades."
Renovations: Building a Stronger and Safer Market
-- Critical seismic and structural improvements for earthquake safety in
the Corner Market, Sanitary Market, Economy Market, and Triangle Market
-- Upgrades to electrical systems including two new electrical vaults and
service upgrades to meet safety codes, and allow for future
-- A new central plant supplying state-of-the-art heating and cooling
systems that optimize energy efficiency in the LaSalle, Leland, Fairley,
Economy Market, Corner Market, Sanitary Market, Triangle Market, and
First and Pine Buildings.
-- New public restrooms in the Sanitary Market Building and the Soames-Dunn
Building, doubling capacity for public bathroom facilities.
-- New public elevators at the Hillclimb, Corner Market Building, and in
the Economy Market Building provide better access for disabled people,
seniors, and families with strollers.
-- Major repairs/replacement of plumbing, windows, doors, stairs, fire
suppression systems, and flooring in all buildings.
-- An expanded loading dock.
-- Reconfigured public spaces and additional public seating.
-- Improved entry from Western Avenue.
With the exception of the Hillclimb and the new public bathrooms and elevators, most upgrades are inconspicuous and blend in with the original look and feel of the Market. To illustrate many of the improvements, the PDA created a special temporary installation throughout the Market allowing the public to learn more about the changes. For more on the preservation and upgrade details, visit: http://pikeplacemarket.s3.amazonaws.com/PDFs/ProjectSummary.pdf.
Renovations Boost Economic Renewal and Investments in Local Business
In addition to maintaining the Market, the renovation project created 225 new local jobs during a time of economic downturn. Despite construction, retail businesses in the Market saw a 2 percent revenue increase in 2011 compared to the previous year, as new workers shopped and used vendor services. Additionally, sales in 2010 were up 4 percent above 2009. The PDA's long-term construction plan supported these increases by mitigating impacts and allowing businesses to remain open during repairs.
"The Market really worked hand-in-hand with us to help us stay open," said Dan Bugge, owner of Matt's in the Market. "Seismic bracing was added to our shop to make us earthquake safe. But, they had to close the entrance to our shop to put it up. The Market created an alternative entrance behind our kitchen, so people could still come to our restaurant during construction. And, now that the renovations are done, we've seen an increase in customers. We got a new elevator in the building, which has improved the foot traffic to our restaurant."
About Pike Place Market
Founded by the City of Seattle in 1907, Pike Place Market attracts 10 million visitors a year and is internationally recognized as America's premier farmers market. One of the most popular destinations in Washington state, the Market is home to more than 200 year-round commercial businesses, 200 craftspeople, and approximately 100 farmers who rent table space by the day.
In 1973, the City of Seattle created the Pike Place Market Preservation & Development Authority (PDA) to own and manage the Market's 14 buildings and 9-acre campus. The public corporation works to preserve the traditions and diversity of the neighborhood. For more information on Pike Place Market or related organizations, please visit: http://www.pikeplacemarket.org.
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Pike Place Market PDA
CONTACT: Andrea Wedderburn, +1-206-462-6396, email@example.com, for Pike Place Market
ColorWare to Offer Custom Skullcandy Mix Master Headphones
Fashion-forward brands bring you NBA colors and logos to feature-rich DJ headphones
WINONA, Minn., April 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- ColorWare is pleased to announce a partnership with Skullcandy (NASDAQ: SKUL) that will allow customization of Skullcandy's Mix Master headphones. In addition to more than 46 standard color choices, customers will be able to choose from all 30 NBA team logos to create a unique team headphone using ColorWare's Design Studio.
Designed in conjunction with legendary DJ Mix Master Mike, the Mix Master has been touted by audiophile websites as a feature-rich headphone with high sound quality and a sleek design. Custom Mix Master headphones will start at $399.
"We have worked with ColorWare to produce several custom Mix Masters for special events such as the NBA All-Star game and for Skullcandy athletes," said Clarke Miyasaki, VP Business Development at Skullcandy. "We are now thrilled to be able to offer this same service to our loyal customer base."
ColorWare was founded on the idea that electronic devices could be more appealing than the standard colors offered by the original manufacturer. ColorWare products are creative and fashionable, giving their customers something unique that sets them apart from all the rest.
ColorWare is the only company in the world where you can create your own bespoke electronic device. The range of products spans from headphones to computers, portable PC's, phones and gaming consoles. Visit http://www.colorware.com.
Skullcandy Inc. (Nasdaq:SKUL) became the world's most distinct audio brand by bringing color, character and performance to an otherwise monochromatic space; revolutionizing the audio arena by introducing headphones, earbuds and other audio and wireless lifestyle products that possess unmistakable style and exceptional performance. From the award-winning, optic-inspired Roc Nation Aviator headphones to the evolutionary fitting FIX earbuds and a roster of the world's finest athletes, musicians and artists, Skullcandy continues to redefine world-class audio performance and style. Visit skullcandy.com, or join us at facebook.com/skullcandy. Twitter @skullcandy
Upgrade Your ID Card Printing: Introducing the Enduro+
WEYMOUTH, England, April 27, 2012/PRNewswire/ --
Magicard is pleased to announce the fresh redesign of one of its leading ID card
printers: introducing the Enduro+.
The Enduro+ provides professional, fraud proof ID card printing technology, helping to
reduce costs and make card printing quick, secure and simple.
Perfect for schools, colleges and medium sized businesses that print up to 10,000
cards per year, the Enduro+ brings upgraded features to Magicard's best-selling Enduro
The Enduro+ is affordable and easy to use, giving you the power to take control of ID
card production and eliminate the costs and delays associated with outsourcing.
The original Enduro printer was launched in 2008 and is Magicard's most popular card
printing machine, with many tens of thousands installed worldwide.
In developing the Enduro+, Magicard listened to the needs of its customers - schools,
colleges, successful SMEs and events organisations around the world to create an upgraded
printer that will meet the demands of a fast-changing global business environment. New
features include Ethernet network connectivity, increased memory, more encoding options
and even better image clarity.
Features which make the Enduro+ outstanding:
- Ethernet connectivity to enable remote printing from any of your offices
- Improved colour mapping for better photo clarity and improved accuracy of
- Multiple encoding options
- Rewrite technology
- Easily upgradeable from single to double sided printing
- Secure watermarking with Magicard's patented HoloKote feature
The Enduro+ is designed to evolve with your organisation: users have the freedom to
install upgrades as they go, expanding the printer's abilities to match growing demands.
This makes the Enduro+ an extremely cost effective investment.
"When we redesigned our best-selling printer we listened to what our customers
wanted", explains Andy Matko, Managing Director of Ultra Electronics Card Systems."You
asked for more flexibility, improved connectivity and even better print quality, and I am
confident that the Enduro+ delivers on all of these." He continued: "One of the great
things about the Enduro+ is that it evolves with your company's needs, making it a
future-proof solution. It's also excellent value for money, at the same price as the
Notes: The Enduro+ will be showcased at IFSEC 2012 at the NEC Exhibition Centre in
Birmingham from May 14th-18th(booth 4/A5). Visit http://www.magicard.com for
Magicard is a member of Ultra Electronics Holdings plc, an international aerospace,
defence and security group. With 4,500 employees, located mainly across the UK and North
America, Ultra Electronics concentrates on obtaining a technology edge in niche markets,
with many of its products and technologies being market leaders in their field.
CONTACT: DAVID WORSDELL
Dynamo Servers to roll out Dedicated Server Division During May 2012. New Client Acquisition in Process.
MONARCH BAY, Calif., April 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Microelectronics Technology Co. (MELY.PK): The Company previously announced incorrectly that the roll out of the Dynamo Server Division of Cloud Data Corp would be during May 2102. This date was to read May 2012.
The company is pleased to announce that it has entered into formal negotiations with two potential clients for dedicated server rentals to initiate the roll out of the Dynamo Server Division. The company anticipates that these will be the first of many new contracts the company will be establishing during the roll out phase.
Clients have identified and requested the advantage of renting, rather than purchasing, a dedicated server since co-location hosting for rented servers can be set up to include cloud-based backup or hybrid hosting. This is ideal for E-commerce webmasters and bloggers who experience peak and seasonal increases in bandwidth demands, and need to have a backup available in the event of increased usage or scalability. Clients that take advantage of the hosting company's cloud servers for dedicated server sql backup as well as for resource support are the most reliable and cost-effective choices for E-commerce and internet marketing. Bloggers, especially those who may be met with unpredictable demands for additional resources, also find rental of dedicated servers along with a cloud backup to be an ideal solution to their needs.
The ability to easily upgrade rental packages, as well as to take advantage of cloud backup for co-located rented servers, enables clients to maintain the highest possible server capacity and bandwidth at a reasonable price.
The Dynamo server offering will consist of valued priced dedicated server rentals to third party customers. The servers will be located within Canada. This division is a response to the significant demand by the company's customer base, creating a niche market for the company to exploit with the assurance of an in place customer base upon initiation.
The company is currently completing its co-location selection and sign off, and hardware acquisition.
The company expects to roll out its offering in May 2012. Initiating the company's entry into this multi billion dollar marketplace in conjunction with the development of the sproq network.
"The potential for rapid expansion into the dedicated server market and instant cash flow makes the creation of the Dynamo Server division a significant step in the maturity of the company," states Microelectronics Technology President Brett Everett. "This is the first of many significant developments the company plans to implement in order to satisfy the company's growing customer demands."
In addition to the Dynamo dedicated server offering, the Vancouver co-location will also house Cloud Data Corps Sproq.com servers.
Sproq next generation cloud application hosting customers will be able to start with a single Sproqet, as they need to scale up they will be able to purchase additional Sproqets.
Sproq.com service is currently under development, with developmental servers and hardware already deployed. Sproq.com is scheduled for launch second quarter 2012.
For further Information:
Microelectronics Technology Co.
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Jakarta University Taps IBM Smarter Computing to Enhance Student Experience
IBM optimized infrastructure improves IT performance during peak usage times, adds e-learning
JAKARTA, Indonesia, April 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced that The Sunan Kalijaga Islamic State University (UIN) Yogyakarta has adopted IBM's smarter computing approach to IT to improve the quality of the education process through highly collaborative learning services.
Founded in 1951, UIN is one of the leading private universities in Central Java with a student population of more than 15,000 from across Indonesia. To keep pace with the growing demands of the academic community - which is the heart of nation's competitive engine - UIN turned to IBM Global Technology Services to build a smarter computing infrastructure. The technical goals were to streamline learning processes, improve the economics of the administration system and increase overall computing and data storage utilization.
"We have been working on ways to increase the university's quality and involvement in solving the nation's problems through scientific approaches and advanced technologies for a number of years," said Agung Fatwanto, Head of IT Department, at Sunan Kalijaga Islamic State University. "With this project we wanted to simplify our IT environment and at the same time enable it to provide learning and administrative services in a combined and collaborative manner, sharing processes and technology within the campus and online."
At the heart of the new infrastructure are IBM's high performance IBM BladeCenter server systems and IBM Storwize V7000 Unified Storage Systems, all integrated with the university's existing infrastructure through integration services from IBM GTS.
Designed with high-powered, efficient, yet small footprint blade servers, the IBM BladeCenter system offers greater energy efficiencies and takes up less floor space than traditional server systems. IBM storage solutions like IBM Storwize V7000 help customers free up shrinking IT budgets through automation, storage virtualization, and cloud-based storage while effectively managing data growth.
In addition, the V7000's IBM System Storage Easy Tier technology helps optimize system efficiency by automatically placing data at the most strategic storage level. For example, more commonly used data is automatically and dynamically placed on built-in Solid State Drives for fast access, while less frequently accessed data is placed on more cost-effective storage systems - all without disruption to applications.
IBM GTS's Networking, Site and Facilities Services focus on designing, implementing and managing networking and application environments optimized for integrated business communications, a necessity in a large campus like UIN's Sunan Kalijaga.
One of the early byproducts of the new infrastructure is UIN's first e-learning curricula for selected science, technology and science education subjects, which was rolled out at the beginning of 2012. The technologies have also helped the university more effectively manage dramatic peaks in utilization, during such times as registration of new students, course enrolment, exam schedule postings, grades posting and graduation enrolment - all times when students access the system in droves.
The new IT infrastructure has also improved UIN's administrative capacity by enabling students to register online without glitches or delays. As online activity increased another hot issue for university management was relieved - limited on-campus parking and study room availability.
"From New York to Jakarta to Beijing, education is the engine of economic growth," said Fetra Syahbana, Country Manager Systems & Technology Group, IBM Indonesia. "Whether we are talking about transportation systems, smarter cities or green energy, the discussion should always begin with education. IBM's smarter computing approach to IT is helping UIN Yogyakarta realize greater efficiencies, improved reliability and better performance, all at a lower cost. We strongly believe that this project will support UIN Sunan Kalijaga Yogyakarta in enhancing the experience it offers its student and faculty population."
Smartphone Apps Creating More Distraction for Young Drivers on the Road
LONDON, April 27, 2012/PRNewswire/ --
Recent survey findings from ingenie(R), the car insurance brand for young drivers,
have revealed that 58% of 17-25 year old drivers agree that smartphone apps are causing
young people to be more distracted at the wheel
ingenie (http://www.ingenie.com) commissioned the survey of 1,000 young drivers,
conducted by One Poll, which has uncovered the extent of how smartphones and social media
are distracting 17-25 year olds when behind the wheel.
The latest ingenie survey revealed:
- Over 40% admitted to answering their phones while driving without a
- 44% said they had sent a text message, and 62% said they had read a message
while they were driving
- 1 in 6 male drivers under 25 has crashed due to mobile phone usage at the
- One third of under 25s who use Facebook on their phone admitted to using it
- 18% of under 25s who have Draw Something on their phone have played the game
whilst driving - 17% for Angry Birds
- Hands-free kits encourage 53% more young drivers to make longer calls at the
wheel (longer than 5 minutes)
The results collected from the survey suggest that the increasing range of apps and
functionality available on mobile devices is contributing to young driver distraction -
even mobile games, which take a high level of concentration are taking young people's
attention away from the roads.
On the growing range of dangerous distractions created by smartphones, ingenie founder
and CEO Richard King said, "We're in the middle of a perfect storm, where the rapid growth
of social media and mobile is creating a new breed of in-car distraction. We're
increasingly using smartphones to occupy ourselves during down time, but driving is an
active pursuit and it really does need our full attention. As well as not texting or
making calls, we should all pledge not to tweet, update our status or be tempted by
anything else our phone has to offer whilst driving."
King added, "At ingenie we're doing our bit to prevent distraction - we won't send
driver feedback messages to your mobile if we know the ignition is on, and when our
contact centre makes outbound calls, the first question they'll ask is 'are you driving?'"
ingenie commissioned the survey ahead of its #DontDriveDistracted campaign on Twitter
to reduce road crashes related to driver distraction. The campaign launches on Friday 27th
April with celebrity supporters Gary Lineker, Omid Djalili and Williams F1 Team driver
Bruno Senna - each making a pledge to cut out distracting behaviour behind the wheel. For
each person who makes a pledge on Twitter to not drive distracted, ingenie will donate
GBP1 to RoadSafe.
Gary Lineker, Omid Djalili and Bruno Senna have each recorded their own video pledge,
found at http://www.ingenie.com/distraction. Drivers across the UK can then either
make a similar pledge, or write their own, and contribute to ingenie's donation to
ingenie is a digital car insurance brand for young drivers aged 17-25 that uses the
latest telematics technology (read more: http://www.ingenie.com/telematics) to build a
picture of a driver's individual style and reward those who drive well with cheaper
Richard King, ingenie founder and CEO, had previous start-up success in the
technology/insurance sector as co-founder and executive director of Innovation Group plc,
which he helped grow from a start-up to a listing on the London Stock Exchange in 2000
with a peak valuation of GBP1bn. Chief Underwriter Chris McKee was formerly on the board
of Direct Line and has more than 30 years' experience in direct insurance. Steve
Broughton, a highly respected insurance industry professional of more than 30 years, is
the chairman of ingenie. In addition to his executive career at RSA Insurance Group,
Broughton is also a former chairman of the Motor Insurers' Bureau and is currently the
Chairman of Tesco Underwriting Limited.
ingenie was launched at the end of 2011 with investment from footballer turned
broadcaster Gary Lineker (who also supports the brand as an ambassador), Williams F1 Team
(who provide expertise in telematics and assist in promoting the brand and road safety)
and leading figures from UK business including Sir Martin Broughton, Chairman of British
Airways and Gavin Patterson, Chief Executive of BT Retail (BT Group PLC).
RoadSafe is a leading forum for promoting and devising solutions to road safety
problems. Its mission is to reduce road deaths and injuries by sharing knowledge and
encouraging innovation. The not-for-profit partnership brings together the motor industry
and related companies, traffic engineers, the police and road safety professionals.
Grow the Game Golf Adds New Points Scoring Feature
CHARLOTTE, N.C., April 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Grow the Game Golf, the world's first cross-platform smartphone app to combine real-time scoring, live event leaderboard and an effortless event management system, is thrilled to announce the addition of a points scoring feature to its portfolio of golf-game capabilities. For a limited time, the points scoring feature will be available for free to all registered members. GTG Golf's points scoring is the most flexible way to score any fieldwide points games, including Stableford, Quota or Junk. It also makes scoring individual foursome games such as Wolf, Scotch, 7-5-3-1, Sixes, Bingo Bango Bongo, Snakes and Match Play easier by providing a Points Live Leaderboard on every golfer's smartphone. GTG Golf has built the ultimate golf scoring platform for golfers who want to know where they stand against their competitors while they are playing their round.
"We developed the points scoring feature to allow golfers to score any format of their favorite points games," says Bob Selby, CEO of Grow the Game Golf. "GTG Golf is a platform for competing golfers to use when playing in a league event, on a golf trip to their favorite destination or just in their regular Friday afternoon foursome. When they're out on the course, they can score the round on their personal smartphone and see where they stand on the live leaderboard. Competitive golfers are finding they no longer have to play a round without a real-time view of their leaderboard rankings."
The addition of GTG Golf's Points Scoring feature comes on the heels of the company's exclusive endorsement deal with PGA Tour Pro Jim Furyk. The 2010 PGA Tour FedEx Cup Champion and 2003 U.S. Open Champion is now the face of GTG Golf, appearing in advertising materials and promoting the app at events and tournaments. "We're excited to have validation from a major champion," says Tim Martin, co-founder of GTG Golf. "He believes in knowing his position on the leaderboard so he can make the most appropriate shot. That's why we developed the GTG Golf application--to provide all golfers with a missing part of the game: their leaderboard status."
Grow the Game Golf is available on Android powered smartphones and tablets, iPhone and iPads and the Blackberry Torch and Bold 9900 series. For more information or to register for free, visit http://www.GTGGolf.com.
About Grow the Game Golf
Grow the Game Golf is a cloud-based event-management and real-time scoring application. Created for serious golfers, GTG Golf allows anyone to create an event, invite golfers and score the event from their mobile device. For the first time, all golfers can now access the leaderboard standings that were previously available only to those competing at the highest level. The spectator feature allows those who are not participating in an event to view live scoring from any smartphone, tablet or PC. Grow the Game Golf is powered by Status4, a leader in real-time scoring technology. For more information, visit GTGGolf.com.
About Jim Furyk
Jim Furyk is a popular PGA Tour professional known for his unorthodox, looping swing and consistent performance. Since turning pro in 1992, Furyk has logged countless top-10 finishes, 16 PGA Tour victories, one major championship (the 2003 U.S. Open), was the 2010 FedEx Cup champion and was named the 2010 PGA Tour Player of the Year. From 1999-2010, he was ranked in the world top 10 for 350 weeks, reaching No. 2 in 2006. Furyk was born in Westchester, PA, attended college at the University of Arizona and currently resides in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL.
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