TripAdvisor City Guides Now Available For 50 Global Travel Destinations
Highly Rated Mobile App Adds 30 Cities, Plus New Features Like Transit Maps and Customized Itinerary Suggestions for Android Users
PALO ALTO, Calif., May 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- TripAdvisor®, the world's largest travel site*, today announced that City Guides, the highly rated and free mobile app, is now available for 50 leading destinations around the world, more than doubling its original portfolio of travel guides. Conveniently accessible even when the user is offline, the app now includes three new features on its Android version, giving travelers the ability to view local transit stations, create personalized maps, and see itinerary suggestions from travel experts, in addition to reviews and opinions from the greater TripAdvisor community.
"Users have already raved about the ease of use and helpfulness of TripAdvisor City Guides, with more than a million app downloads to date," said Adam Medros, vice president of global product at TripAdvisor. "We are excited to bring more cities and enhanced functionality to travelers, and ultimately help them enjoy their trips even more."
New App Features for Android Users
1. Transit - Users can now view metro or subway stations on a map. The "Nearby Station" feature helps travelers find the closest station to their current location, or to the restaurant, hotel, or attraction that they want to visit.
2. TripIdeas - TripIdeas are customized itinerary recommendations based on popular travel themes, such as traveling with family, foodie destinations, and places off the beaten path. Each itinerary includes beautiful large photos for inspiration. Users can keep track of their favorite TripIdeas in their "Saves" list.
3. Offline Map Update - Users can now fully customize their own maps. This feature displays saved destinations, metro stations, and any restaurants, hotels, and attractions of interest, to help travelers plan and have their perfect trip.
30 New City Guides, Now Available for Download on Android and iOS
1. Athens 11. Madrid 21. San Antonio
2. Austin 12. Manchester 22. San Diego
3. Bangkok 13. Marrakech 23. Seattle
4. Budapest 14. Miami/Miami Beach 24. Seoul
5. Buenos Aires 15. Milan 25. Shanghai
6. Dubai 16. Montreal 26. Singapore
7. Dublin 17. New Orleans 27. Taipei
8. Edinburgh 18. Philadelphia 28. Toronto
9. Istanbul 19. Prague 29. Vancouver
10. Kuala Lumpur 20. Rio de Janeiro 30. Vienna
The City Guides app, featuring all 50 destinations, is now available worldwide in English. To download the free app(s), please visitGoogle's Android Market or Apple's App Store. More information about TripAdvisor mobile offerings can be found at http://www.tripadvisor.com/apps.
TripAdvisor® is the world's largest travel site, enabling travelers to plan and have the perfect trip. TripAdvisor offers trusted advice from real travelers and a wide variety of travel choices and planning features with seamless links to booking tools. TripAdvisor branded sites make up the largest travel community in the world, with more than 50 million unique monthly visitors*, and over 60 million reviews and opinions. The sites operate in 30 countries worldwide, including China under daodao.com. TripAdvisor also includes TripAdvisor for Business, a dedicated division that provides the tourism industry access to millions of monthly TripAdvisor visitors.
FilmOn.TV Launches First Multi Channel Live TV App for Facebook
BEVERLEY HILLS, California, May 24, 2012/PRNewswire/ --
FilmOn.TV debuts the first streaming TV app on FilmOnFacebook.com that streams 150 HD
live television channels straight to your Facebook
Beverly Hills, May 22nd, 2012 (http://www.FilmOn.com) - The first streaming HD TV
provider, FilmOn.TV, announced today that with the new FilmOn.TV app "FilmOn Live TV" you
can watch live TV in HD, invite your friends to join you and discuss or comment on
programmes in real-time on Facebook.
Along with broadcast channels from across the world, FilmOn.TV is the first live
streaming internet platform hosting exclusive content with many controversial celebrities
including weekly shows hosted by Andy Dick, Mike "the Situation", Kato Kaelin, Janice
Dickinson and more! Besides original content FilmOn.TV also offers a host of new original
channels which are exclusive to FilmOn including football, music, movies, history, special
interest and kids as well as a video on demand service where you can select a whole range
of titles covering all genres.
"FilmOn.TV is excited to provide users with the ability to watch their favourite TV
channels without leaving Facebook," said Alki David, billionaire/CEO of FilmOn.TV. "The
FilmOn.TV API, FilmOn Live TV, shares with billions of Facebook members what thousands of
current FilmOn.TV subscribers already know-that streaming live TV and movies are available
online and through their mobile device."
The Facebook app can be downloaded easily by going to FilmOnFacebook.com and following
the link straight to your page.
Although most of our channels are free, you can add our new premium channels exclusive
to FilmOn and unlimited streaming from our video on demand service for a subscription
starting at only 14.95/month or 149.50/year. With a yearly subscription you will also
receive the FilmOn.TV "AIR Device" free. This device has made waves throughout the
industry as the first digital over-the-air TV tuner combining IPTV channels. The "AIR
Devices" give any computer access to live broadcast TV as well as FilmOn.TV's original
content. Another revolutionary technology brought to you by FilmOn.TV Networks.
The FilmOn.TV Web cable television service is delivered through the freely
downloadable multi-platform HDi player or in Flash or app free to mobile devices.
FilmOn.TV streams videos in high definition and utilizes proprietary video compression
technology to achieve high quality even over basic broadband connections.
Callaway Golf's RAZR Fit Driver Delivers Impressive Performance Gains
Real Results Project and Pro Tour Stats Demonstrate Award-Winning Club's Power
CARLSBAD, Calif., May 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Callaway Golf Company's (NYSE: ELY) RAZR Fit(TM) Driver arrived on the scene this year in thunderous fashion by capturing Golf Digest's 2012 Editor's Choice Award and then powering Phil Mickelson to victory over an elite field at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am. Since then, the Company's flagship product for 2012 has been proving to everyday golfers as well as those that compete against the world's best that Callaway's first fully adjustable driver was worth the wait.
Casting aside ballyhooed rhetoric and prodigious distance gain claims, Callaway took RAZR Fit straight to the people and kicked off the Real Results Project, an interactive venture housed at CallawayGolf.com/RealResults. This multimedia platform aggregates real performance data from ordinary golfers and tour professionals, along with genuine reaction videos from the participants. The Real Results Project encourages golfers to discover their potential by testing RAZR Fit against any club on the market at Callaway Demo Day events as well as Dick's Sporting Goods locations across the country that feature data capturing launch monitors.
The Real Results Project is part of Callaway's effort to prove that the RAZR Fit driver is longer and more accurate than any other driver in the market. With an adjustable hosel that allows for open, square and closed face settings--as well as movable weights in the sole that promote neutral or draw ball flight characteristics--the RAZR Fit has found a home in the bags of a number of top professionals, including Mickelson and Ernie Els.
As of May 23rd, more than 750 golfers have taken part in the Real Results Project. They've tested the RAZR Fit driver against more than 100 competitor driver models and collectively gained almost 6,000 yards in distance, representing an average of more than seven yards gained per golfer. Seventy-three percent of the golfers who have taken part in the Real Results Project saw a yardage gain in their average driving distance.
And it's not just amateur players who are experiencing better overall driving statistics with the RAZR Fit. Nearly every Callaway Staff Professional on the PGA Tour has seen significant improvement in his driving proficiency since switching to the RAZR Fit for the 2012 season. Longtime PGA Tour Professional Jim Furyk, who finished 18th in Driving Accuracy on the PGA Tour in 2011, switched to the RAZR Fit for the 2012 season and has risen to No. 3 in that category through the Byron Nelson Championship. Ernie Els has improved his ranking in Total Driving, going from 162nd in 2011 to tied for 33rd in 2012 with the RAZR Fit. Fellow South African Trevor Immelman put the RAZR Fit in his bag this year and has gone from a tie for 134th in Total Driving in 2011 to 27th in 2012. And finally, Colt Knost has jumped into ninth place in Driving Accuracy with the RAZR Fit in his bag this season after ranking 42nd in that category in 2011.
Mickelson (PGA Tour), Alvaro Quiros (European Tour) and Luke List (Nationwide Tour) have already won tournaments using a RAZR Fit driver. List's first professional victory was particularly impressive due to the fact that he averaged an unbelievable 329 yards off the tee over four rounds with the RAZR Fit and the new Callaway HEX Black Tour(TM) golf ball. Quiros' aforementioned European Tour victory also featured an average driving distance of greater than 300 yards for the tournament. The impressive results achieved over the last several months also stretch to the LPGA Tour as the RAZR Fit driver was in the hands of this year's first major, the Kraft Nabisco Championship.
The RAZR Fit driver is currently available for all golfers for $399 (US). In addition, Callaway recently launched udesign(TM) by Callaway, an online customization tool that gives golfers the unprecedented ability to personalize their own version of the RAZR Fit driver. By visiting CallawayGolf.com/udesign, golfers can select their own color choices on the clubhead and grip, as well as a myriad of shaft model and other custom configurations. The udesign by Callaway personalization and customization features an additional fee of $50. Certain after-market shaft and grip choices may entail additional costs.
A Tour Authentic version of the RAZR Fit, featuring an even greater level of adjustability in the hosel and additional movable weight offerings to dial in the center of gravity and ball flight characteristics, is available for $499.
About Callaway GolfThrough an unwavering commitment to innovation, Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY) creates products and services designed to make every golfer a better golfer. Callaway Golf Company manufactures and sells golf clubs and golf balls, and sells golf apparel, footwear and accessories, under the Callaway Golf® and Odyssey® brands in more than 110 countries worldwide. For more information please visit http://www.callawaygolf.com or shop.callawaygolf.com.CONTACT:
Callaway Golf Company
Preventice Expands Options for Wireless Patient Monitoring with Qualcomm Life
Preventice Joins Qualcomm Life's 2net Ecosystem to Provide Caregivers and Patients with More Flexibility in Real-time Monitoring
MINNEAPOLIS, May 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Preventice, Inc., a developer of mobile health applications and patient monitoring systems, announced today that it is the latest to join medical device manufacturers, application developers, health care services companies and payors that are integrating with Qualcomm Life Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, and their 2net(TM) Ecosystem.
Preventice is a break-through developer of mobile health applications with an emphasis on remote patient monitoring systems that deliver continuous care. Preventice's cutting-edge solutions allow individuals to remain active and independent while their individual physiologic characteristics are being monitored with a simple and discreet body-worn sensor. Preventice will leverage Qualcomm Life's 2net Platform in order to provide chronic care patients with multiple remote connectivity options.
"Our work with Qualcomm Life supports the Preventice mobile health strategy that focuses on maintaining the critical physician-patient connection," said Jon Otterstatter, co-founder, president and CEO of Preventice. "The Preventice remote monitoring solutions together with the 2net Hub connectivity will not only allow providers to cost-effectively assess their patients' health and behaviors at any time, but it will further facilitate the secure data collection, transport and analysis essential to driving better health care outcomes and lowering costs."
Qualcomm Life's 2net Platform and Hub connects wireless medical devices via cloud-based solutions so that biometric information is easily accessible by device users, their health care providers and caregivers. The 2net Platform and Hub are intended to transfer, store, convert and display medical device data.
"The ability to store comprehensive patient data is an integral part of building mobile health applications and remote patient monitoring systems," said Rick Valencia, vice president and general manager of Qualcomm Life. "We are looking forward to working with Preventice to enhance connectivity and responsiveness of their offerings."
Preventice is a privately owned company and leading developer of mobile health applications and remote monitoring systems that connect mobile, home-based, and on-premise technologies to deliver continuous patient care across the health continuum--wherever an individual patient might be. Applications from Preventice create a constant connection and exchange of data between health care providers, life science companies and their patients. Current applications from Preventice address high-cost conditions and health management opportunities, including prescription medication management, cardiac care, sleep apnea, diabetes management, and migraine headaches. Preventice is headquartered in Minneapolis, with offices in Rochester, Minn., and Fargo, N.D. For more information, visit http://www.preventice.com.
Qualcomm is a registered trademark of Qualcomm Incorporated. 2net is a trademark of Qualcomm Incorporated. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
For more information:
Barbara Tabor, APR
Tabor Communications Consulting for Preventice
Fusion-io Powers Seven New Gen 2 HP IO Accelerators to Deliver Powerful Performance for HP ProLiant Platforms
IO Accelerators Boost Application Performance by Unlocking Trapped Compute Cycles
SALT LAKE CITY, May 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Fusion-io (NYSE: FIO) today announced that it is enabling high performance database and virtualization solutions with seven new Fusion-powered HP IO Accelerator products for the industry-leading HP ProLiant and HP BladeSystem platforms. Integrated into HP ProLiant Generation 8 (Gen8) servers, the new HP IO Accelerators can boost application performance to address organizations' growing requirements to cost-effectively accelerate data-intensive applications.
To enable enterprises to cost-effectively enhance their data infrastructure, one or more HP IO Accelerators can be easily integrated within servers according to application and organizational needs. The HP IO Accelerators sit inside the server, directly on the PCIe bus with CPUs and Memory, rather than external to the server in a storage array being accessed over much slower links. The IO Accelerators boost applications by bypassing traditional storage controllers and unlocking trapped compute cycles.
"Fusion-io is pleased to work with HP to deliver major advances in server and system performance for modern enterprises," said Gary Orenstein, Fusion-io Vice President of Products. "The new HP ProLiant Gen8 servers and IO Accelerators provide customers powerful solutions that accelerate their most important data applications."
HP is the first to market with Fusion-io's Gen 2 technology, and by deploying it within HP ProLiant Gen8 servers, customers are able to build highly flexible, cost effective and scalable solutions while reducing datacenter complexity and the associated operational costs, including management, energy, and space. Additionally, new HP IO Accelerators in traditional ioMemory form factors will be compatible with the HP ProLiant G6 and G7 Rack-mount servers, ensuring industry-leading application acceleration for multiple generations of HP servers.
"Clients are seeking ways to accelerate application performance to drive increased productivity and user satisfaction," said Jim Ganthier, Vice President of Marketing, Industry Standard Servers, HP. "Combining IO Accelerators with our HP ProLiant Gen8 servers enables clients to speed data access while improving service levels."
With capacities up to 2.4 TB, the new Fusion-io powered HP IO Accelerators deliver higher performance density and efficiency to improvethe economics of accelerating compute performance for virtualized, data-intensive and highly transactional workload environments. Compared with first generation IO Accelerators, the Gen 2 IO Accelerators keep applications running at top speed with a twofold latency reduction to deliver as low as 15 microsecond sustained write access latency. The new IO Accelerators also provide up to a 5x boost in read IOPS, at 892,000, up to three times higher write IOPS, at 935,000, and double the bandwidth, at 3 GB/s.
"The new HP IO Accelerators with VMware View(TM) provide an efficient and powerful solution for desktop virtualization deployments," said Vittorio Viarengo, vice president, End-User Computing, VMware. "Customers benefit with increased virtual machine density, scalability and performance within the new HP ProLiant Gen8 servers when deploying the IO Accelerators. This is a strong value proposition for customers using this technology as a part of their desktop virtualization deployment."
For more information and live demonstrations of the HP IO Accelerators, visit Fusion-io and HP at HP Discover 2012 in Las Vegas, June 4-7.
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.
Note on Forward-looking Statements
Certain statements in this release may constitute "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, including, but are not limited to, statements concerning the Fusion-powered HP IO Accelerator products for HP ProLiant and HP BladeSystem platforms and the anticipated benefits of our products and technology and the integration of our products with HP's platforms. These statements are based on current expectations and assumptions regarding future events and business performance and involve certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained, anticipated, or implied in any forward-looking statement, including, but not limited to, the risks that the users of the company's products may not realize the anticipated benefits of our products and integration of our products with HP's platforms and such other risks set forth in the registration statements and reports that Fusion-io files with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, which are available on the Investor Relations section of our website at http://www.fusionio.com. You should not rely upon forward-looking statements as predictions of future events. Although we believe that the expectations reflected in the forward-looking statements are reasonable, we cannot guarantee that the future results, levels of activity, performance or events and circumstances reflected in the forward-looking statements will be achieved or will occur. Fusion-io undertakes no obligation to update publicly any forward-looking statement for any reason after the date of this press release.
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SYDNEY, May 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- There has been a dramatic increase in small businesses moving their operations online and changing their advertising patterns, it's predicted that by 2012 Australian online advertising spend will reach $3.27 billion dollars. Australian based company Publicity Monster has jumped in early to take advantage of the market growth and found a large demand for its online products and services both in Australia and overseas markets.
Publicity Monster launched its new websites in New Zealand, United States and United Kingdom extending it's offering of Google Places Optimisation (GPO), Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) and Search Engine Marketing (SEM) to these countries.
Founder Timmy Sabre explained, "We have been working around the clock preparing our sites and our business for our expansion overseas, we've had a lot of demand for our services over the last 2 years and we are now ready to start our growth in New Zealand, United States and United Kingdom."
Publicity Monster have access to over 30 million businesses that they intend in contacting over the coming years, Timmy Sabre continued, "...we understand that it's very large job but we are setting up teams both in Australia and overseas to manage our future growth."
Now golf course superintendents have the power of the most accurate and reliable GPS mapping technology on the market to better manage their courses
RIDGELAND, Miss., May 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- SkyGolf, maker of SkyCaddie®, the #1 rangefinder in golf, today announced the launch of SkyCourse, the first and only online management tool that enables course superintendents to quickly and efficiently update and maintain golf course maps in real-time. With SkyCourse, superintendents can record course changes, create pin sheets, manage their chemical inventory and maintain spray schedules--all while better communicating course information to their staff and members. With online access to SkyGolf's highly acclaimed GPS course-map database, SkyCourse is the first to offer the industry an affordable suite of tools to help superintendents streamline their course maintenance operations.
By transforming raw course data into insightful information, a SkyCourse subscription equips superintendents with the tools they need to complete more daily management tasks with less effort. Because SkyCourse is cloud-based, customers don't have to worry about enhancing their IT infrastructure: they simply access the mapping data from a web browser.
"We believe that SkyCourse's innovative Map-it-Yourself function will become an invaluable tool in the golf course industry," said Dale Currie, Chief Operating Officer, SkyGolf. "Superintendents can now easily update their maps themselves using a mobile GPS mapping device that provides the same survey-grade accuracy that allowed SkyCaddie to become the #1 rangefinder in golf. SkyCourse also includes on-site training, rental programs, and complete mapping services. We feel that this exciting new system is consistent with SkyGolf's commitment to grow the game of golf, not only for the benefit of golfers, but for golf courses, as well."
SkyCourse at a glance:
-- $1,500 annual subscription for the basic package
-- Access to SkyGolf's ground-verified course map database
-- Mapping module for GPS updates
-- Geo-database for flexible publishing and easy updating
-- Chemical management module
-- Pin sheets management module
-- Report templates
Additional SkyCourse Benefits
Manage chemicals and spray schedules: Superintendents can quickly maintain an inventory of their chemicals, equipment and applications, and easily create spraying programs. SkyCourse calculates the precise area and spraying costs, then generates work-orders with maps.
Create pin or zone sheets: Create pin or zone sheets easily using SkyCourse's online pin sheet tool. Simply drag-and-drop pins or zone markers onto green outlines, provided by SkyGolf's existing GPS map data of your course. Better pin rotation provides less wear and tear on the greens and greater variety for golfers.
Map-It-Yourself (MIY): With SkyCourse, superintendents can update their GPS course map using the SkyCourse Mapper (the GPS mobile-mapping device). They can capture GPS data points and upload them to a new layer on their SkyCourse map. Superintendents can rent the Mapper and Map-It-Yourself program, or have SkyCourse map their course for them.
Less work. Fewer mistakes: SkyCourse allows superintendents to mark, measure and share the precise location of areas on their course that need attention, all from a web browser. They can then print accurate maps for crews to reference, which drastically reduces the chance of errors.
About SkyCourse(TM) Technologies
SkyCourse, a SkyGolf® company, equips golf course superintendents with tools they need to complete more daily property management tasks with less effort. Through a unique combination of detailed GPS maps, aerial photos, web-based technologies and GPS mobile mapping solutions, SkyCourse streamlines course management projects and makes superintendents more effective on the job. Learn more at http://www.skycourse.com.
SkyGolf® is a private company specializing in the development of innovative positioning systems and technology products specifically designed for personal use on a golf course. SkyGolf is leading a revolution that is improving the way golfers play the game. The mission of SkyGolf is to respect the long-standing traditions of the game, use technology responsibly and within the spirit and rules of golf, and to provide golfers of all skill levels with better and more rewarding golf experiences. SkyGolf, maker of SkyCaddie®, the #1 rangefinder in golf, is committed to providing the same reliable information a professional caddie provides to PGA TOUR professionals. This unmatched reliability is created by walking every course just like a TOUR Caddie does for a professional golfer, recording critical target information using the only method trusted in professional golf. To date, SkyGolf has traveled over a million miles to ground map using sub-meter survey grade equipment, recording approximately 100 million data points on close to 30,000 golf courses worldwide using their TOUR Caddie ground-mapping methodology. Additionally, thousands of courses are updated annually. SkyGolf believes every amateur deserves the same complete information with the same reliability professional golfers receive and would never play without and believes its SkyCaddie is the closest thing to a Tour caddie's actual yardage book. The SkyCaddie is the Official Rangefinder of The PGA of America, Canadian PGA, PGA of Great Britain and Ireland, the PGA of New Zealand, PGA of Germany, the PGA of Spain, the Swedish PGA and a Technology Partner of the PGA Learning Center. Learn more at http://www.skygolf.com.
CONTACT: Karl Nilsson, +1-612-805-7279, firstname.lastname@example.org, for SkyCourse
SuccessFactors Supercharges Workforce Analytics and Planning with the SAP HANA Platform to Deliver Deeper Business Execution Insight
SuccessFactors powered by SAP HANA makes tackling big data easier and faster
SAN MATEO, Calif., May 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --SuccessFactors, an SAP company and global leader in business execution software, today announced new enhancements to its cloud-based Workforce Analytics and Workforce Planning solutions that will be running on the powerful SAP HANA platform by Q3 2012. The combination of powerful in-memory technology from SAP HANA with the deep workforce analytics expertise of SuccessFactors will help give customers real-time access to more complete data - driving better workforce decisions at all levels of the organization.
"The benefits are immediate and real for HR executives and business leaders," said Dmitri Krakovsky, vice president of global product management, SuccessFactors. "SuccessFactors Workforce Analytics and Workforce Planning is a pioneer in delivering the best practice metrics and benchmarks that companies need to truly understand their workforce. We can now significantly boost the access to business data, speed and performance - resulting in more insight in the hands of non-technical HR and business users."
Bringing Big Data Analytics to Non-Technical HR and Business Users
Businesses are overwhelmed with data and many HR leaders within organizations lack the tools they need to analyze information about their workforce. According to market research firm Bersin & Associates, only six percent of HR organizations feel that they have excellent analytic skills internally and most have not yet invested the time it takes to build a holistic analytics function. As part of the SuccessFactors Business Execution (BizX) suite, the Workforce Analytics and Workforce Planning solutions address big data head on by giving HR leaders intuitive and fun solutions to make better business decisions.
The latest enhancements come with new reporting and talent analytics capabilities, including:
-- Embedded real-time dashboards that are configurable and optimized for
iPad®, making reports easier to access, even while on the go.
-- New "On-line Report Designer" where users can build custom queries,
reports, pivot tables and pivot charts on the entire data set from BizX
apps and set an automated scheduled distribution or personalized reports
to thousands of users across an organization.
-- Access to industry benchmarks, which gives customers the ability to
compare their talent metrics with companies of similar sizes,
industries, regions, etc.
-- Over 2,000 pre-packaged best practice talent metrics, trends, dashboards
and reports to give HR managers, HR practitioners and business managers
a head start on talent performance insight.
Integrating HR and Business Data to Deliver Business Execution Insight
SuccessFactors Workforce Analytics and Workforce Planning solutions have always gone beyond traditional HR analytics applications by providing tools to business leaders to analyze not only workforce data but also data integrated from business and operations systems like ERP, CRM, etc. With SAP HANA as a real-time data integration layer, SuccessFactors will help HR leaders to harness the vast amounts of talent and business data across a global organization. The data can then be combined to easily and quickly spot key trends and achieve the insights needed to measure the impact HR has on business execution.
"Organizations today are flooded with data about their people, yet they often don't know how to analyze this information to drive business performance," said Josh Bersin, president and CEO of Bersin & Associates. "Technologies like the SuccessFactors new workforce analytics system will let business and HR leaders rapidly correlate people information to many types of business outcomes, enabling breakthrough new applications that drive revenue improvement, cost reduction and operational improvements in all areas of business."
SuccessFactors will also leverage SAP HANA to crunch data about millions of employees across thousands of companies and deliver industry benchmarks. The reports will let customers compare their workforce metrics with companies of similar sizes, industries, regions, etc. This best practice data will be invaluable to companies as they gain real-time insight that can be used across the entire organization.
iPad is a registered trademark of Apple Inc.
About SuccessFactors, an SAP Company
SuccessFactors, an SAP company, is the leading provider of cloud-based Business Execution Software and delivers business alignment, team execution, people performance, and learning management solutions to organizations of all sizes across more than 60 industries. With approximately 15 million subscription seats globally, we strive to delight our customers by delivering innovative solutions, content and analytics, process expertise and best practices insights from serving our broad and diverse customer base. Today, we have more than 3,500 customers in more than 168 countries using our application suite in 35 languages.
Southern Californians Can Take Verizon FiOS TV Challenge for Chance to Win Ultimate Fighting Championship Weekend in Las Vegas
NEWBURY PARK, Calif., May 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- To inform Southern Californians that they have an unbeatable choice for their television service, Verizon FiOS TV, the company has developed a new website with the opportunity to win a sweepstakes prize for an Ultimate Fighting Championship weekend valued at $10,500.
The FiOS TV Challenge website, hosted by NFL insider and mixed martial arts trainer Jay Glazer, enables Southern California residents to take the FiOS TV Challenge by visiting the site and watching videos that show FiOS TV's superiority in picture quality, interactivity, mobility and multi-room DVR capabilities. Contestants will automatically receive one sweepstakes entry for each video that they watch.
Verizon will draw one winner on June 23 from among all eligible entries. The sweepstakes prize consists of a $5,000 check; four round-trip tickets to Las Vegas from Los Angeles International, Burbank, Long Beach or John Wayne airport; ground transportation for four from the Las Vegas airport to a Las Vegas hotel to be determined by Verizon; hotel accommodations for four for two nights; four tickets to the Fan Expo and mixed martial arts Ultimate Fighting Championship 148 on July 7; and dinner for four with Jay Glazer, in either Las Vegas or Los Angeles.
"We recognize that consumers have many options when it comes to choosing a television service," said Kim Cochran, director of marketing for Verizon California. "The Verizon FiOS TV Challenge is an interactive way to let Southern California residents see for themselves the many benefits of FiOS TV and why a recent survey of 68,000 consumers by Consumer Reports gave FiOS top marks."
To be eligible, entrants must be at least 21 years old and be a legal resident of a Verizon FiOS coverage area in one of the following counties: Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino or Ventura. For more information about the contest rules, visit http://tvchallenge.verizon.com. To determine residency in a FiOS coverage area, visit the contest website and enter your zip code. The contest ends June 15.
Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, Nasdaq: VZ), headquartered in New York, is a global leader in delivering broadband and other wireless and wireline communications services to consumer, business, government and wholesale customers. Verizon Wireless operates America's most reliable wireless network, with 93 million retail customers nationwide. Verizon also provides converged communications, information and entertainment services over America's most advanced fiber-optic network, and delivers integrated business solutions to customers in more than 150 countries, including all of the Fortune 500. A Dow 30 company with $111 billion in 2011 revenues, Verizon employs a diverse workforce of nearly 192,000. For more information, visit http://www.verizon.com.
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Extreme Networks Delivers New Cell-Site Routers To Finnet's SSP Yhtiot Oy (SSP) For Faster 4G Mobile Services
Cost effective high-speed mobile data is now at hand
SANTA CLARA, Calif., May 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Extreme Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq: EXTR) today announced general availability of the E4G, an all Ethernet-based cell-site router for mobile backhaul deployments. The first product shipments of the E4G were delivered to Finnet Telecommunications Group company, SSP Yhtiot. SSP provides mobile backhaul services to all local mobile operators in its area in Finland.
Working through mobile infrastructure companies such as Ericsson and Motorola, Extreme Networks core Ethernet switches have been deployed in as many as 19 of the 20 largest mobile operators. Mobile backhaul deployments represent an adjacent market opportunity for Extreme that will allow mobile operators to migrate to faster 4G networks over time.
SSP is deploying Extreme Networks E4G routers at its cellular towers to deliver faster data, voice and video services to its mobile operator customers. At the heart of the SSP deployment is an all-IP Ethernet solution. With the Extreme Networks E4G solution, SSP can deliver mobile backhaul for services up significantly faster than 3G networks. The faster speeds are made possible by software enhancements such as the 1588 precision time protocol (PTP), in addition to ultra-dense Gigabit Ethernet ports.
"Mobile consumers have a growing demand for mobile data traffic, including multimedia entertainment and business communications, and to meet this need for our mobile operator customers, SSP requires an advanced and scalable Ethernet Mobile Backhaul solution from Extreme Networks," said Riku Paarni, Director, SSPNET Operators and Services at SSP. "By deploying E4G cell-site router, SSP can support the migration to the faster 4G speeds while also supporting legacy network infrastructures (T1/E1 TDM)."
Extreme Networks E4G MBH solution helps meet the evolving demands of mobile operators through resilient synchronous Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) backhaul that provides support for multiple generations of services. This fully scalable mobile backhaul architecture helps ease the migration from legacy 2G and 3G radios to next-generation 4G mobile services, LTE, offering boosted performance with line-rate Gigabit Ethernet and capabilities for 10 GbE and beyond.
"Mobile data traffic continues to grow rapidly and 4G networks will ultimately serve to underpin the daily communications of millions of global users," said David Ginsburg, CMO of Extreme Networks. "Extreme Networks is proud to work with SSP as it advances its network with our all-Ethernet cell-site routers."
Mobile service provider revenue growth is increasingly driven by mobile services, smartphones and tablet applications that need high-speed access to data-hungry applications.
Featuring a 1RU form factor, the Extreme Networks E4G-400 enables 4G mobile backhaul networks through three key capabilities - carrier-class resiliency, line-rate performance and synchronization. A scalable cell site aggregation router, the E4G enables mobile operators to manage and aggregate TDM and Ethernet services and their associated protocols onto a single, economical and efficient Ethernet mobile backhaul network.
About Extreme Networks, Inc.
Extreme Networks is a technology leader in high-performance Ethernet switching for cloud, data center and mobile networks. Based in Santa Clara, CA, Extreme Networks has more than 6,000 customers in more than 50 countries. For more information, visit extremenetworks.com.
Extreme Networks, and the Extreme Networks logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Extreme Networks, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. All other names are the property of their respective owners.
Except for the historical information contained herein, the matters set forth in this press release, including without limitation statements as to features, performance, benefits, and integration of the products or the combined solution are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the "safe harbor" provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date. Because such statements deal with future events, they are subject to risks and uncertainties, including network design and actual results of use of the product in different environments. We undertake no obligation to update the forward-looking information in this release. Other important factors which could cause actual results to differ materially are contained in the Company's 10-Qs and 10-Ks which are on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission (http://www.sec.gov).
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Extreme Networks, Inc.
CONTACT: Rachel Mandell-Rice, Barokas Public Relations for Extreme Networks, +1-206-264-8220, email@example.com
Xilinx Kintex-7 FPGA Embedded Kit Accelerates Productivity and Programmable System Integration for FPGA-Based Soft Processor Systems
Accelerates Design Productivity for Broadcast, Aerospace & Defense (A&D), Industrial, and Medical Applications Using Xilinx's Kintex-7 FPGA Embedded Kit
SAN JOSE, Calif., May 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ: XLNX) today announced the Kintex(TM)-7 FPGA Embedded Kit, providing a ready-to-use development platform for system designers to quickly and easily implement programmable system integration for applications where the processor needs to control different data streams, such as in video and Ethernet switching, motor control, and medical imaging. As a Xilinx® 7 series FPGA, Kintex-7 devices offer the flexibility to support changing standards, parallel processing and customizable interfaces with integrated functions like high performance DSP, memory, analog and I/O interfaces, making it easier for designers to embed soft processors to control dataflow and manage a number of interfaces in the system.
"Designers can reduce development time by using the Kintex-7 FPGA embedded targeted reference design that comes with the kit as a stepping stone for building their customized embedded systems," said Raj Seelam, Xilinx Senior Marketing Manager of Targeted Design Platforms. "The scalable, optimized architecture of Kintex-7 FPGAs allows customers to migrate their designs across Xilinx's 28nm 7 series devices, maximizing design reuse and reducing time to market."
"Kintex-7 FPGAs are a great programmable platform for high performance embedded design," said Davor Kovacec, Xylon CEO. "The new Embedded Kit uses our logiSDHC SD Card controller and logiCVC-ML display controller with associated SW drivers, demonstrating how system designers can rapidly design HD video processing systems at 1080p60 video resolutions or higher."
Kintex-7 FPGA Embedded Kit
Equipped with a combination of silicon, tools, IP cores, and MicroBlaze(TM) soft processor-based reference designs, both software and hardware developers alike can work on their designs in parallel. The kit has all the components needed for designers to get started, including:
-- KC705 baseboard with Kintex-7 325T FPGA;
-- Embedded Targeted Reference Design;
-- ISE® Design Suite Embedded Edition (including Xilinx Platform Studio
and Xilinx Software Development Kit);
-- USB, Ethernet, HDMI(TM) and power cables/supply;
-- AMS evaluation card
Pricing and Availability
The Kintex-7 FPGA Embedded Kit is priced at $1895 and is open for order entry. For more information or to download the Kintex-7 FPGA Embedded Targeted Reference Design, please visit http://www.xilinx.com/k7embkit. Customers can also contact their local Xilinx sales representative.
Xilinx is the world's leading provider of All Programmable technologies and devices, going beyond traditional programmable logic to enable both hardware and software programmability, integrate both digital and analog mixed-signal functions, and allow new levels of programmable interconnect in both monolithic and multi-die 3D ICs. The company's products are coupled with a next-generation design environment and IP to serve a broad range of customer needs, from programmable logic to programmable systems integration. For more information, visit http://www.xilinx.com.
Xilinx, the Xilinx logo, Artix, ISE, Kintex, Spartan, Virtex, Zynq, and other designated brands included herein are trademarks of Xilinx in the United States and other countries. HDMI, HDMI logo, and High-Definition Multimedia Interface are trademarks of HDMI Licensing LLC. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
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NTT Communications Announce VPLS Services to Underpin Cloud Strategy
LONDON, May 24, 2012/PRNewswire/ --
NTT Communications, part of the NTT Group, one of the largest telecommunications
companies in the world, today announces additional Virtual Private LAN Services (VPLS) for
customers in Europe.
NTT Communications' VPLS service will provide next generation layer 2 Ethernet
capabilities in 30 countries across Europe, backed by 24x7 customer support, customer
portal access and leading SLA.
This gives customers:
- Multipoint, multi-site to multi-site connectivity with extensive EU
- Cost effective networking solutions for enterprises
- NTT Communications recently won Telemark's prestigious award for World Class
Customer Satisfaction [http://www.eu.ntt.com/en/about-us/awards-recognitions.html ].
This is the fourth year in a row that NTT has won the award
The services have recently been purchased by Xing [http://www.xing.com ], the
professional business network with more than 12 million members worldwide. Holger Buerger,
Director Site Operations at XING, chose NTT Communications because "With high demands on
bandwidth and reliability to connect our offices and data centers we needed a pan-European
network providing excellent round trip times. The network is such a fundamental component
that we had to get that right. NTT Communications were very flexible and helpful to us in
their approach and we hope to work with them long term"
John Hammond, VP Business Network Services at NTT Europe, said "This platform
underpins our strategy to virtualise the network infrastructure layer and add valuable
services over the coming years as NTT Communications moves towards its Cloud Vision."
About NTT Communications Corporation
NTT Communications provides consultancy, architecture, security and cloud services to
optimize the information and communications technology (ICT) environments of enterprises.
These offerings are backed by the company's worldwide infrastructure, including IPv4/IPv6
Global Tier-1 IP Network, Arcstar Universal One(TM) VPN network reaching over 150
countries, and over 120 secure data centers. NTT Communications' solutions leverage the
global resources of NTT Group companies including Dimension Data, NTT DOCOMO and NTT DATA.
YourTango Launches "Love-o-Matic," The Love Fact Generator
Did You Know:
72% of women have considered leaving their marriage
33% of one-night stands turn into relationships
60% of married men have been unfaithful
Get More Irresistible Facts...
NEW YORK, May 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- YourTango.com, the digital leader in love and relationships, has launched Love-o-Matic, an addictive new app that lets users access hundreds of juicy, fascinating facts about love, dating, marriage, breakups, sex, infidelity and more.
Love-o-Matic offers an array of unexpected, informative and entertaining data. Just a sample of featured Love-o-Matic facts:
-- Impotence is grounds for divorce in 24 states.
-- The average single person goes on 100 dates before getting married.
-- Strippers who are ovulating make more in lap-dance tips than those who
-- Men who kiss their wives in the morning, on average, live five years
longer than men who don't.
-- Couples who don't have a TV in the bedroom have 50 percent more sex than
couples who watch the tube in bed.
-- 50% of men would break up with a woman if she gained a lot of weight.
-- Nearly 75% of Americans have fantasized about group sex.
-- 22% of women ages 30 to 44 make more money than their husbands.
-- The average man's ideal woman is 60 pounds lighter than he is.
-- Only 3% of arranged marriages end in divorce.
-- Beer lovers are 60% more likely to sleep with someone they just met.
-- The average affair lasts two to four years.
-- Married men who help with housework have sex more often than husbands
who don't help out around the house.
-- One in five long-term relationships starts while one or both partners is
involved with somebody else.
"We have discovered that most people cannot help but compare themselves with others -- especially in the incredibly private, personal realm of love and relationships," states YourTango Founder & CEO Andrea Miller. "Our goal is to give users a fun way to see how they stack up, along with a bunch of spicy tidbits in an entertaining, clickable app."
YourTango.com is the digital leader in love and relationships. With a mission to help users live their best love lives, YourTango offers award-winning content, community, tools, and connections to relationships experts to over 3.3mm unique visitors per month.
- Bharti acquires 49% interest in Qualcomm AP's India BWA entities
- Partnership to roll-out state-of-the-art 4G networks on LTE TDD technology in Delhi, Mumbai, Haryana and Kerala
- Bharti establishes broadband footprint across India
NEW DELHI and SAN DIEGO, May 24, 2012 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Bharti Airtel Limited ("Bharti"), a leading global telecommunications company with operations in 20 countries across Asia and Africa, and Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM; "Qualcomm"), the world leader in 3G and next-generation mobile technologies, today announced that they have signed an agreement for Bharti to acquire an interest in Qualcomm Asia Pacific's (Qualcomm AP) Indian BWA entities.
Under the agreement, Bharti has made an initial investment of approximately USD 165 million to acquire 49 percent interest in Qualcomm AP's India entities that hold BWA licenses in Delhi, Mumbai, Haryana and Kerala - partly by way of acquisition of 26 percent equity interest equally held by Global Holding Corporation Private Limited and Tulip Telecom Limited, and the balance by way of subscription of fresh equity in those entities. The agreement contemplates that once commercial operations are launched, subject to certain terms and conditions, Bharti would assume complete ownership and financial responsibility for the BWA entities by the end of 2014.
Bharti already has BWA licenses in four circles - Kolkata, Karnataka, Punjab and Maharashtra - and 3G licenses in thirteen circles in India. With this agreement, Bharti has secured a nation-wide broadband leadership through a combination of 4G and 3G, with its own networks in 18 circles. Bharti has already taken the lead in LTE TDD space by launching 4G services in Kolkata and Karnataka Circles.
Commenting on the partnership Mr. Sunil Bharti Mittal, Chairman and Managing Director, Bharti Airtel said, "We are delighted to partner with Qualcomm, who shares our commitment to the Government's agenda of broadband for all. This partnership will combine the strength of Bharti's national telecom footprint and Qualcomm's technological leadership in the LTE TDD space. With a broadband ready network across India, Bharti is well positioned to lead the next phase of Indian's telecom revolution."
"One of our key objectives has been to include a strong partner in the Indian venture with the scale, experience and resources to deploy LTE TDD networks. We are pleased to have Bharti's participation and support in this effort," said Dr Paul E Jacobs, chairman and CEO of Qualcomm. "GHC and Tulip have been great partners in facilitating this transaction. Qualcomm remains dedicated to the continued progress and success of the BWA venture and to fulfilling our commitment as a key equity stakeholder."
Qualcomm expects to provide technical assistance to Bharti in connection with network architecture and optimization, infrastructure and device testing, as well as continuing to develop and support the underlying technology and the LTE TDD ecosystem.
About Bharti Airtel Limited
Bharti Airtel Limited is a leading integrated telecommunications company with operations in 20 countries across Asia and Africa. Headquartered in New Delhi, India, the company ranks amongst the top 5 mobile service providers globally in terms of subscribers. In India, the company's product offerings include 2G, 3G and 4G services, fixed line, high speed broadband through DSL, IPTV, DTH, enterprise services including national & international long distance services to carriers. In the rest of the geographies, it offers 2G, 3G mobile services. Bharti Airtel had over 253 million customers across its operations at the end of April 2012. To know more please visit, http://www.airtel.com
Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) is the world leader in 3G and next-generation mobile technologies. For more than 25 years, Qualcomm ideas and inventions have driven the evolution of digital communications, linking people everywhere more closely to information, entertainment and each other. For more information, visit Qualcomm's website, OnQ blog, Twitter and Facebook pages.
Except for the historical information contained herein, this news release contains forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties, including statements regarding the companies' investments, ownership and debt in the LTE entities, Qualcomm's dedication to the LTE venture, and Qualcomm's expected assistance and support to Bharti and the underlying technology and ecosystem. Actual results may differ materially from those referred to in the forward-looking statements due to a number of important factors, including but not limited to risks associated with the commercial deployment of, and demand for, Qualcomm's technologies; the risk that the terms and conditions that need to be met in order for Bharti to assume complete ownership and responsibility for the BWA entities are not met in a timely or satisfactory manner; the uncertainty of global economic conditions and their potential impact on demand for Qualcomm products; competition; currency fluctuations; and adverse government regulations or rulings. These and other risks are detailed from time to time in Qualcomm's SEC reports, including its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended September 25, 2011, and most recent Form 10-Q, which are available on its website at http://www.qualcomm.com. Qualcomm undertakes no obligation to update, or continue to provide information with respect to, any forward-looking statement or risk factor, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
As the Class of 2012 Leaves Campus Life, Apartments.com and CareerBuilder Reveal the "Top 15 Best Cities for Recent College Graduates"
Washington DC Claims Top Spot in Fifth Annual List
CHICAGO, May 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- With statistics showing that more than one million bachelor's degrees are conferred each year,* eager grads of the class of 2012 emerging from colleges across the country this spring are being faced by some real-life changing decisions--where to work and where to live. While more than half of employers (54 percent) surveyed by CareerBuilder reported they plan to hire recent college grads in 2012, up from 46 percent last year, the competition for jobs is still stiff in this recovering economy. The current job situation combined with the lowest apartment vacancy rates in recent history and increasing rents nationwide make it more important for recent grads to evaluate their prospective career and living opportunities on a holistic level. For the fifth year, Apartments.com and CareerBuilder have compiled the "Top 15 Best Cities for Recent College Graduates" list to identify those cities that offer the best overall opportunity.
Recent grads, and in fact many people today, are willing to relocate for work as evidenced in a recent Apartments.com survey where respondents said relocating for employment opportunities was the number one reason they were planning to move in 2012. However, in today's tight rental market the cost of living needs to be an integral part of the decision equation.
"When starting out, it can be tempting to focus on only one aspect of a city," said Tammy Kotula, public relations and promotions manager for Apartments.com. "However, it's important to carefully evaluate a variety of options before choosing where to settle down. The first step should be identifying cities that offer the most professional opportunities while affording you a lifestyle you can enjoy. If you relocate to an area of the country with high apartment occupancy, you may find yourself paying more in rent in response to a competitive market. However, if this same city offers a wealth of opportunities for your career, you may find it's something that evens out. It is tough decisions like this that have motivated the teams at Apartments.com and CareerBuilder to collaborate and generate this list that measures job opportunity, average salary and rent."
Even after graduation, savvy grads find they still have some homework to do to identify the cities that afford them the best opportunity for employment, the best place to live and the best quality of life as a young professional.
"While the competition remains tough, job prospects for recent college graduates have improved this year," said Michael Erwin, director of Corporate Communications for CareerBuilder. "Job listings on CareerBuilder are up across industries and company sizes. The key is pinpointing those markets that not only have the greatest demand for your skill sets, but match areas of interest."
The Apartments.com and CareerBuilder "Top 15 Best Cities for Recent College Graduates" list is a resource that helps identify the best places in the country for newly minted grads to begin their new lives, taking into account employment opportunities, salary and rent for a one bedroom apartment. Apartments.com and CareerBuilder, backed by their expertise as two leading national online resources for apartments and jobs, present the 2012 "Top 15 Best Cities for Recent College Graduates" list along with average rent for a one bedroom apartment:
Top 15 Best Cities for Recent
College Average Rent for 1 Bedroom
1. Washington DC $1,696
2. New York $1,789
3. Boston $1,814
4. Minneapolis $974
5. Dallas $912
6. Atlanta $855
7. Chicago $1,224
8. Houston $910
9. Philadelphia $1,070
10. Baltimore $1,235
11. Denver $1,089
12. Salt Lake City $772
13. San Francisco $1,653
14. Seattle $1,199
15. Oklahoma City, OK $676
The Apartments.com and CareerBuilder "Top 15 Best Cities for Recent College Graduates" list was culled from US cities in the top 100 Designated Market Areas based on the inventory of entry level jobs from CareerBuilder and CareerRookie (January-April 2012), average entry level salary (CareerBuilder April 2012) and the average rent for a one bedroom apartment (rents from Apartments.com April 2012). Inventory of entry level jobs was weighted heaviest as that is of most importance to recent graduates, alongside unemployment as reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (March 2012), eliminating markets where the average rate of unemployment was above 10 percent.
CareerBuilder is the global leader in human capital solutions, helping companies target and attract their most important asset - their people. Its online career site, CareerBuilder.com®, is the largest in the United States with more than 24 million unique visitors, 1 million jobs and 40 million resumes. CareerBuilder works with the world's top employers, providing resources for everything from employment branding and data analysis to recruitment support. More than 9,000 websites, including 140 newspapers and broadband portals such as MSN and AOL, feature CareerBuilder's proprietary job search technology on their career sites. Owned by Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE:GCI), Tribune Company and The McClatchy Company (NYSE:MNI), CareerBuilder and its subsidiaries operate in the United States, Europe, South America, Canada and Asia. For more information, visit http://www.careerbuilder.com.
Apartments.com (http://www.apartments.com) is a leading national apartment Internet listing subscription service with more than 50,000 unique addresses representing millions of rental units from managed properties, newspaper classifieds and for-rent-by-owner properties. By incorporating the most relevant products to reach renters including personalized searches and highly visual ads featuring live chat, real-time rent, online video walk-through demonstrations, professional photography, a mobile website and iPhone and Android app, Apartments.com creates easy access to its listings. Providing unmatched exposure to its advertisers through an intuitive name, strategic search engine placements, featured partnerships including Yahoo! Real Estate, Univision and more than 120 newspaper websites and innovative emerging media, Apartments.com reaches millions of renters nationwide, driving both qualified traffic and highly-engaged renters to leasing offices nationwide. Apartments.com is a division of Chicago-based Classified Ventures, LLC. The Apartments.com network of apartment rental websites includes Apartment Home Living (http://www.apartmenthomeliving.com), a leading social media apartment website distinguished by a "live for fun" community experience, proprietary lifestyle matching and local living guides to help renters find their perfect place to live.
*SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics. (2011) Digest of Education Statistics, 2010 (NCES 2010-015),Chapter 3.
Audi Finland ja GameBook tuovat Golf 2.0:n Suomeen
ESPOO, Finland, May 24, 2012/PRNewswire/ --
- Ennennäkemättömän laaja kansallinen golf-kisa käynnistyy
Audi Finland ja GameBook tarjoavat Suomen golfareille peli-iloa koko kesäksi ja
haastavat mukaan syyskuuhun saakka kestävään kilpailuun. Ensimmäistä kertaa
Suomi-golfin historiassa kilpaillaan näin kattavasti kansallisella tasolla. Kisan tekee
ainutlaatuiseksi terävin suomalainen mobiiliteknologia yhdistettynä golfin perinteiseen
yhteisöllisyyteen. GameBookin kehittämä golfareille suunniteltu yhteisöpalvelu tuo
pelaajat yhteen ja mahdollistaa aivan uudenlaisen golfkokemuksen. Mukana kisaamassa on
myös useita nimekkäitä golfareita ja golfin ystäviä Mikko Ilosesta Teemu
Viime vuonna Suomen ylivoimaisesti suurin golfkilpailu Audi Super Saturday keräsi
huimat yli 26 000 osallistujaa. Tälle vuodelle Audi Finland ja GameBook ovat yhdessä
kehittäneet vieläkin laajemman ja mielenkiintoisemman kilpailun, Audi 24/7 Golf
Challengen. Kilpailussa kaikki Suomen golfaajat voivat pelata ja kisata yhdessä - se
sopii kaikentasoisille pelaajille, työ- ja kaveriporukoille ympäri maata. Audi 24/7 Golf
Challenge -kilpailussa on 16 erillistä viikon mittaista kisaa ja se alkaa toukokuun 28.
päivänä jatkuen aina syyskuun 16. päivään asti. Kilpailussa ei mitata aina
paremmuutta ja palkita huippusuorituksia vaan palkinnon voi saada esimerkiksi
kierroksesta, jonka aikana tuli paljon seiskoja.
GameBookin ilmaisen käytön suomalaisille tarjoavan Audi Finlandin johtaja Petri
Aarnio innostui konseptista jo viime kesänä ja jatkaa innolla GameBook-yhteistyötä.
"GameBookin sosiaalinen mobiilisovellus tarjoaa uniikin tavan tavoittaa pelaajat ja
kohdentaa heille sopivia viestejä. Kuulin GameBookin perustajilta Friends, Family, Fun
-teemasta ja huomasin sen sopivan loistavasti siihen mitä Audi brändinä haluaa
edistää. Haluamme olla edelläkävijä ja tarjota kaikille Suomen golfareille jotakin
uutta, entistä sosiaalisemman pelikokemuksen.", hän kertoo.
Mukana kisaamassa ovat myös GameBookin kehittäjät ja nimekäs taustajoukko: Kalle
Väinölä, Mikko Manerus, Mikko Ilonen, Teemu Selänne ja Anssi Vanjoki.
-"Kukapa ei haluaisi nauttia pelistä enemmän ja ottaa ilon irti siitä, että
GameBook laskee automaattisesti eri pelimuotojen tulokset ja vedot. Olen kilpailuhenkinen,
mutta itse pelaamisen lisäksi minua kiinnostaa myös oman kehittymisen seuraaminen ja
kavereiden kannustaminen. Heitän usein tsemppauskommentteja toisella puolella maata tai
maailmaa pelaavan kaverin peliin", kuvaa GameBook-käyttöään golfiin hurahtanut Stanley
Cup -voittaja, jääkiekkoilija Teemu Selänne.
-"Bisneksen puolella keskustellaan paljon tiedon jakamisesta ja yhteisöllisyyden
merkityksestä kehitykselle. Miksei samaa toimintatapaa hyödynnettäisi
golfharrastuksessa? Se on aitoa Golf 2.0:aa", heittää monitoimija Anssi Vanjoki.
Golfareiden oma Facebook
Suomen tunnetuimpien golf-ammattilaisten joukkoon kuuluvien Kalle Väinölän ja Mikko
Maneruksen ideasta ponnistanut GameBook(R)-palvelu yhdistää golfin yhteisöllisyyden ja
uusimman mobiiliteknologian ennennäkemättömällä tavalla. PGA of America nosti vuoden
2012 teemakseen "Friends, Family, Fun" - ja juuri tästä GameBookissakin on kyse.
-"Golfiin olennaisesti kuuluva yhteisöllisyys sekä kentällä että klubilla saa
ansaitsemansa digitaalisen ja sosiaalisen ulottuvuuden. Voisi sanoa, että Golf 2.0 tuli
Suomen kesään", kertoo Kalle Väinölä. "Yhdistimme uusimman mobiiliteknologian ja
yhteisöllisen toimintatavan - golfkentällä ja sen ulkopuolella. GameBookin kehittämä
mobiiliteknologia ja golfareille suunniteltu yhteisöpalvelu tuovat pelaajat yhteen ja
mahdollistavat aivan uudenlaisen golfkokemuksen", jatkaa Väinölä.
Palveluun kuuluu ilmainen mobiilisovellus sekä golfareiden oma Clubhouse-yhteisö,
joka linkittyy suoraan Facebookiin. Sen kautta pelitilastot, tunnelmat ja kuvat voi
helposti jakaa pelikavereilleen. Samalla oma pelihistoria tallentuu palveluun
vertailtavaksi muiden kanssa.
-"Ammattilaisten pelejä on totuttu seuraamaan suorana. Nyt jokaisella on mahdollisuus
kerätä oma kaveriporukka ja nauttia vihdoinkin samanlaisesta palvelusta omalla
golfkierroksella. Samalla kertyy peliä kehittävää statistiikkaa ja osallistuu Audin
sponsoroimaan kisaan. Oman pelihistorian tallentuminen analysoitavaksi on loistotyökalu
ei vain meille ammattilaisille vaan ihan jokaiselle pelaajalle. Omat kehitysalueet on
helppo tunnistaa, ja onhan se mukava paukutella henkseleitä omista onnistumisistaan",
lataa toinen palvelun perustajista Mikko "Mane" Manerus.
GameBookin avulla pelaajilla on mahdollista nauttia golfista ennennäkemättömällä
tavalla sekä kentällä että kentän ulkopuolella. GameBook(R) nostaa peli-ilon,
kilpailemisen, kannustamisen ja oman kehittymisen seuraamisen uudelle tasolle.
Koe golf aivan uudella tavalla:
Golf GameBook - kentän ulkopuolella Seuraa pelaavien ystäviesi reaaliaikaisia
leaderboardeja & viestittele heille Push- ilmoitukset kavereiden suorituksista kentällä*
Tuloksesi, tilastosi, kuvat ja viestittelyhistoriasi automaattisesti yhdessä paikassa
profiilissasi Seuraa ja vertaa tilastojasi Kutsu ystäviä
Golf GameBook - kentällä Helppo tuloskortti Kaikki suositut pelimuodot
Erikoiskilpailut ja panokset Reaaliaikainen leaderboard & viestittely ryhmien ja ystävien
kanssa Jaa tulokset Facebookissa* Sisäänrakennettu kamera*
* Pian myös Android-versiossa.
Golf GameBook iPhone- ja Android-sovellus, sekä verkossa toimiva GameBook Clubhouse
(http://www.golfgamebook.com), ovat ilmaisia. GameBook on GameBook Oy:n rekisteröity
Lisätietoja Audi 24/7 Golf Challengesta ja GameBook-palvelusta:
UMC Holds Groundbreaking Ceremony for Fab 12A Phase 5 & 6
New generation of 300mm fab serves as UMC's next growth engine
TAINAN, Taiwan, May 24, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- United Microelectronics Corporation (NYSE: UMC; TSE: 2303) ("UMC"), a leading global semiconductor foundry, today held a groundbreaking ceremony for its 300mm Fab 12A Phase 5 & 6 (P5 & P6) at its Tainan, Taiwan fab complex. The expansion begins UMC's new generation of 300mm manufacturing that will extend 28nm production and establish a solid foundation for 20nm and beyond to meet customers' high-end demand, thus ushering in the company's next era of growth.
Stan Hung, Chairman of UMC, said, "UMC remains optimistic about the long-term outlook of the semiconductor and foundry industries. However, with increasing industry volatility, a clearly defined business strategy is needed in order to take full advantage of upcoming market opportunities. We stay firm to our 'Customer-Driven Foundry Solutions' approach that is constituted on the classical foundry model and open ecosystem approach. This commitment enables true synergies between UMC, customers, and ecosystem partners. Based on this philosophy, we will continue to invest timely capex according to our key position in the supply chain so that customers, partners and UMC may prosper together. Cumulative capex for UMC's Fab 12A phases 1-4 is projected to reach US$ 8 billion, with P5 & P6 to add nearly US$ 8 billion more. There are further plans for P7 & P8. This balanced capacity expansion demonstrates UMC's determination to maintain self-sustainable growth."
Dr. Shih-Wei Sun, CEO of UMC, said, "This past decade, UMC's 300mm fabs in Taiwan and Singapore helped UMC strengthen our position as a first-tier foundry provider. Our internal R&D efforts continue to prove successful with the development of progressive advanced technologies. 28nm Poly SiON is now ramping mobile communication and computing products, 28nm Gate-Last HK/MG is set to start pilot production of flagship products in 2H this year, and 20nm HK-Last HK/MG and 14nm FinFET are advancing smoothly. UMC also cooperates closely with customers on 300mm specialty technologies such as HV, embedded non-volatile memory, BSI CMOS image sensor, 2.5D interposer, and 3D IC TSV to provide a truly comprehensive, leading foundry technology platform. We believe that supply chain collaboration will become increasingly important to address dynamic market requirements while minimizing risk. The P5-P8 fab complex will be characterized by close partnerships with customers and vendors to align with their technology roadmaps, enabling customers to introduce their future products while propelling UMC growth. Going forward, UMC's 'customer-driven foundry solution' approach will ensure UMC's sustained competitiveness, profitability, and ROE improvement for years to come."
UMC has operated in the Tainan Science Park since November 1999, when Fab 12A was established as Taiwan's first 300mm fab. The state-of-the-art P5 & P6 will provide advanced 28nm, 20nm, and 14nm capacity, and is scheduled for equipment move-in during the second half of 2013. Total cleanroom area is 53,000m2, about the size of 10 American football fields. P5 & P6 are planned to create 2,600 jobs and to contribute 50K wafers per month, bringing total monthly design capacity for Fab 12A to 130K wafers. With the planned P7 & P8, the eight phase fab complex will have a total design capacity of 180K wafers per month. UMC continues to expand in the Tainan Science Park to fulfill its commitment to "invest in Taiwan as a base for establishing a global presence."
UMC (NYSE: UMC, TSE: 2303) is a leading global semiconductor foundry that provides advanced technology and manufacturing services for applications spanning every major sector of the IC industry. UMC's customer-driven foundry solutions allow chip designers to leverage the strength of the company's leading-edge processes, which include production proven 65nm, 45/40nm, mixed signal/RFCMOS, and a wide range of specialty technologies. Production is supported through 10 wafer manufacturing facilities that include two advanced 300mm fabs; Fab 12A in Taiwan and Singapore-based Fab 12i are both in volume production for a variety of customer products. The company employs approximately 14,000 people worldwide and has offices in Taiwan, Japan, Singapore, Europe, and the United States. UMC can be found on the web at http://www.umc.com.
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Some of the statements in the foregoing announcement are forward looking within the meaning of the U.S. Federal Securities laws, including statements about future outsourcing, wafer capacity, technologies, business relationships and market conditions. Investors are cautioned that actual events and results could differ materially from these statements as a result of a variety of factors, including conditions in the overall semiconductor market and economy; acceptance and demand for products from UMC; and technological and development risks. Further information concerning these risks is included in UMC's filings with the U.S. SEC, including on Form F-1, F-3, F-6 and 20-F, each as amended.
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Changyou.com Began Open Beta Testing of "Tao Yuan" on May 24, 2012
BEIJING, May 24, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Changyou.com Limited ("Changyou" or the "Company") (NASDAQ: CYOU), a leading online game developer and operator in China, today announced that it began open beta testing of Tao Yuan, an inhouse-developed 3D turn-based martial-arts massively multi-player online role-playing game ("MMORPG") on May 24, 2012.
Adapted from legendary stories of heroes in the Three Kingdoms period in China, Tao Yuan is a turn-based game developed using the Unreal3 game engine. In the game, players strategically position fighting characters on a 3x5 grid and take turns to attack and defend. Unlike typical turn-based games, turns are determined by an "active time battle" system that adds a time-keeping meter for each character during combats. When the meter is full, players are given an opportunity to attack or defend their characters, but must respond swiftly or else their turn expires. This combination of a 3x5 grid and an "active time battle" system makes gameplay more challenging and exciting as it tests players' responsiveness, skills and ability to strategize within a short-time frame. In addition, players can choose from a total of 17 occupations and can interchange between occupations freely in the game. In full screen mode, the game features beautifully rendered 3D characters and landscapes.
Mr. Dewen Chen, Changyou's president and chief operations officer, commented, "We continue to grow our portfolio of MMO games with the launch of our new inhouse-developed game, Tao Yuan. The game adds new variations to gameplay that is not typically found in traditional turn-based games. We expect the game to attract new audiences and draw in more players of turn-based games that will help to grow and diversify our user base."
Changyou.com Limited (NASDAQ: CYOU) is a leading developer and operator of online games in China with a diverse portfolio of online games that includes Tian Long Ba Bu, one of the most popular massively multi-player online ("MMO") games in China, and DDTank, one of the top-ranking Web-based games in China. Changyou also owns and operates the 17173.com Website, a leading game information portal in China. Changyou began operations as a business unit within Sohu.com Inc. (NASDAQ: SOHU) in 2003, and was carved out as a separate, stand-alone company in December 2007. It completed an initial public offering on April 7, 2009. Changyou has an advanced technology platform that includes advanced 2.5D and 3D graphics engines, a uniform game development platform, effective anti-cheating and anti-hacking technologies, proprietary cross-networking technology and advanced data protection technology. For more information about Changyou, please visit http://www.changyou.com/en/.
NTT Com to Invest in DTSI, Leading Services Provider to IT-BPO Industry in Philippines
TOKYO and MANILA, Philippines, May 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- NTT Communications Corporation (NTT Com) announced on May 24 that it has reached a basic agreement on a capital tie-up with the Diversified Technology Solutions International (DTSI) Group under which NTT Com will acquire a 50.1% stake in Freedom Resources Holdings Corporation, the holding company of the DTSI Group.
DTSI Group has a strong track record in building systems and providing services for IT-BPO operators, accounting for 60% of all seats in contact centers currently operating in the Philippines. Also, Anthem, Inc., a DTSI Group company, is forecasting high growth for its business of building and leasing contact center platforms to companies looking to start up IT-BPO businesses in the Philippines.
Through the tie-up, NTT Com expects to strengthen its contact center capabilities in the Philippines by creating operational synergies with DTSI Group, including by leveraging their respective customer bases.
BPO sales revenues in the Philippines increased 24% from the year earlier to US$11 billion 2011, accounting for 5% of the nation's GDP. The contact center industry was particularly vibrant, generating revenues of $7.4 billion, the highest revenue of any country in the world, surpassing even India. The Philippines is also becoming a center for global shared services in the banking, insurance, energy, engineering, and other industries.
Global companies have been increasingly attracted to the Philippines' abundance of fluent English speakers and incentives offered by the government.
About the DTSI Group
The DTSI Group is a trusted partner of Fortune 1000 firms, delivering innovative communications services, state-of-the-art business facilities, and game-changing technology services that create value for customers. The Group has evolved over 15 years to capitalize on fast-changing communications infrastructure, innovations in facilities design and construction, and emerging technologies that provide new ways to build relationships with suppliers and customers.
Main companies: Diversified Technology Solutions
International (DTSI) Group
A leading global systems integrator that
designs, builds, deploys and manages end-
to-end business communications systems,
information technology services and hosted,
managed and premise-based contact center
Providing managed information technology and
managed facilities and hosted communications
services to enterprises, contact centers and
Head office: 39/F, PBCOM Tower, 6795 Ayala Avenue, Makati
Established: 1997 (DTSI Group)
President & CEO: Miguel C. Garcia
Group locations: Philippines (Manila and Cebu) and U.S. (Los
Angeles, Phoenix, Salt Lake City, and
Group employees: About 200
Consolidated sales: About 3.9 billion yen (fiscal year ended
Further information: http://www.dtsigroup.com
About NTT Communications Corporation
Please visit http://www.ntt.com/index-e.html
LAS VEGAS, May 24, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- FC2, Inc. (http://fc2.com/) has announced that the number of users who have registered for an FC2ID, which allows users to use a variety of web services provided by the company from a single account, reached 15 million in May 2012, since the inception of FC2ID's in February 2005.
FC2ID is an account which allows users to use a great number of FC2, Inc. web services including FC2 Blog and FC2 Video with a single ID.
Since its beginning 7 years and 3 months ago, FC2ID accounts are now available in 12 languages (Japanese, English, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Korean, Thai, French, Spanish, German, Indonesian, Portuguese and Russian) and have reached a total of 15 million registered users.
Certain key services such as FC2 Blog and FC2 Video etc. have experienced a steady stream of registrations, and with the multilingualization of such services in 2008 into languages besides the original Japanese, the ratio of registering users from outside Japan continues to grow.
FC2 Site Data
Total Page Views: App. 11 Billion / Month
(Surveyed by FC2, Inc., May 2012)
About FC2, Inc.
FC2, Inc. is a global company that produces a variety of web services. Beginning with Japanese, these services are also made available in multiple languages. The company is based in Nevada, USA, and was established in 1999. FC2 is continually working towards improving its services for users.
Current Address: 101 Convention Center Dr.Suite 700 Las Vegas, NV 89109
Musculoskeletal Network Reports from American Pain Society Meeting
NORWALK, Conn., May 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- UBM Medica US today announced that Musculoskeletal Network, an online resource for unique and efficient updates on management of musculoskeletal disorders, now provides research highlights from the 31st Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Pain Society (APS) held in Honolulu.
More than 1.5 billion persons worldwide experience chronic pain, according to the APS. In the United States, chronic pain costs up to $635 billion each year in medical treatment and lost productivity. APS meeting highlights include the following:
-- Current models of US health care delivery offer both obstacles to and
opportunities for achieving quality and effectiveness in pain-related
care. With health care system reforms anticipated, chronic pain needs to
-- Training the brain to reduce pain is a promising approach to treating
patients with complex regional pain syndrome and phantom limb pain.
-- Migraine is a neurological rather than a vascular disorder. Acute and
preventive treatments being developed target both the peripheral nervous
system and the CNS.
-- NGX-1998, a novel liquid formulation of high concentration capsaicin,
provides pain relief for peripheral neuropathic pain associated with
About UBM Medica US
Addressing today's healthcare information needs, UBM Medica US, delivers strategic, integrated communications solutions and comprehensive reach--online, in print, and via custom programs. Improving the effectiveness of healthcare through information and education, UBM Medica US provides unbiased clinical, practical, and business information for physicians, providers, payers, and patients around the world. Through journals, magazines, websites, online communities, drug databases, digital events, and other valuable resources, UBM Medica US also delivers comprehensive communication solutions for the pharmaceutical and related industries. Websites include CancerNetwork.com, ConsultantLive.com, DiagnosticImaging.com, MusculoskeletalNetwork.com, OBGYN.net, PhysiciansPractice.com, PsychiatricTimes.com and SearchMedica.com. UBM Medica US is part of UBM Connect - which provides marketing services across a number of communities, the largest of which are healthcare, medical device design and advanced manufacturing. UBM Connect also includes UBM Studios, the global leader in interactive digital environments. UBM Connect is a UBM plc company. For more information, visit http://mediakit.ubmmedica.com
Travelers Encouraged to Use 511 During Dumbarton Bridge Closure
OAKLAND, Calif., May 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --Travelers affected by the closure of the Dumbarton Bridge this Memorial Day weekend can plan ahead by using the tools and services offered by 511. As the Bay Area's traveler information service, 511 offers real-time traffic information, transit trip planning tools, and bicycling resources.
All lanes in both directions of the Dumbarton Bridge are scheduled to be closed starting Friday, May 25, at 10 p.m. until Tuesday, May 29, at 5 a.m. to complete a major element of a seismic retrofit project.
During the Dumbarton Bridge closure, 511 is featuring a special page with updates about the bridge closure status, a detailed map of detours, and information on transit service available during the closure. Commuters can access the page by visiting http://511.org/dumbartonbridge/DumbartonBrClosureMay2012.
While the bridge is closed, commuters are encouraged to take public transit or alternate driving routes. Motorists should allow extra time for travel and use detour routes, including Route 237 and Highway 92 via the San Mateo Bridge. For real-time conditions on these routes, call 511 and say "Driving Times." It should be noted that the San Mateo Bridge and the Bay Bridge are not open to bicycles and pedestrians.
"511 features the best local resources to help commuters navigate the Bay Area during incidents and closures," said Adrienne Tissier, chair of the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC). "Along with up-to-the-minute traffic information, 511 offers two versions of a transit trip planning tool - an online version for web users and a smartphone app that can be downloaded for Android or iPhone."
The 511 Transit Trip Planner is available at 511.org, or for those using smartphones at m.511.org. For information on how to download the new 511 Transit App for iPhone and Android, visit 511's mobile and apps page.
Commuters can also find current traffic conditions and driving times using 511's interactive Traffic and Driving Times Map, the new 511 Traffic (Beta), or by calling 511 and saying either "traffic conditions" or "driving times" from the main menu.
511 is a one-stop phone and web source for up-to-the-minute Bay Area traffic, transit, rideshare, bicycling, and parking information. It's free of charge and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week from anywhere in the nine-county Bay Area. Call 511 or visit 511.org. 511 is managed by a partnership of public agencies led by the Metropolitan Transportation Commission, the California Highway Patrol, and the California Department of Transportation.
SOURCE Metropolitan Transportation Commission
Metropolitan Transportation Commission
CONTACT: Craig Noble of MTC, +1-510-817-5867, or John Goodwin of MTC, +1-510-817-5862, or Kit Powis of MTC, +1-510-273-3650
GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo., May 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Listening to clients is how Ciber begins every consulting engagement, so when it came time to refresh the company's global brand, client interviews is where the effort began. Time and time again, clients said they wanted a trusted partner who understands their business and its needs, is collaborative and flexible in its approach and possesses the skills, resources and follow-through to help them achieve their objectives. The feedback translated into two core concepts: "Client Focused. Results Driven," which became the keystone for Ciber's new global brand, and a description of its go-to-market approach.
"More than a global branding effort, this change reflects work we've done in the past year to unify and align our global capabilities and refine operations to better serve the clients who entrust us with their vital business strategies and systems," said Ciber CEO Dave Peterschmidt. "It also describes how we engage with clients - with intellectual curiosity - really listening and learning about our clients' businesses, then collaborating with them to develop and implement technology that delivers the targeted results they expect."
Along with a new tagline, Ciber is rolling out a refreshed logo, new corporate marketing materials and significant changes to the company's biggest and most strategic brand vehicle, its corporate website, Ciber.com. The site has enhanced navigation and information that makes it easier for clients and others to find what they are seeking. It also provides a consistent global experience.
Additionally, Ciber and its employees understand that a brand is a promise that a business makes to its clients, and for Ciber's brand to come to life, its actions much match its words. With the global brand comes a global commitment to deliver business value through exceptional care and to measure success in terms of results - the same way clients do.
"With our brand refresh we are building on our strengths - our people, and our solid, long-term client relationships," said Robin Caputo, vice president of global marketing and corporate communications. "Don't look for the Ciber brand in huge, expensive ads during golf tournaments. Look for it in the day-to-day actions of Ciber people who combine the experience and resources of a leading global consultancy with their personal service and commitment to help businesses get the most from IT investments."
For more information on Ciber, its new brand and its comprehensive portfolio of IT solutions including IT strategy, business intelligence, application development and management, quality assurance and testing, managed services and enterprise systems, visit its website at http://www.ciber.com.
About Ciber, Inc.
Ciber is a client-focused, results-driven IT consulting company. Its 7,000 consultants provide the business acumen, technical skills and flexibility to help businesses and governments around the globe get the most from technology. Since 1974 Ciber has combined the stability and resources of a large consultancy with the agility and personal touch of a local firm. Ciber trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: CBR) and earned approximately $1 billion in annual revenue during 2011. For more information, visit http://www.ciber.com.
New iPad App Accent HD Takes Medical Dictation and Transcription Mobile
DETROIT, May 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Webahn, Inc. announces the release of Accent HD, an iPad app for medical dictation with report management features. Using OvernightScribe transcription platform, Accent HD helps physicians record dictations, review reports with simple search references, print, and manage files in multiple formats such as PDF, RTF, and Text.
Accent HD offers resources that shift time away from paperwork, and focus on patient centered care by moving with providers throughout the clinic setting. Accent HD's simple but intuitive interface allows for dictation that uploads via WiFi to OvernightScribe. Files are then transcribed, and posted in the clinic account. Physicians can carry the iPad with them to review archived reports, then dictate immediately upon seeing a patient.
"Our goal is to provide flexible technology that moves with health care providers," Vinu Nair, Webahn CEO comments, "Our solutions help doctors improve productivity and spend more time with patients."
Doctors can dictate and review reports in the same app, saving time and centering attention on patients. Completed reports are available to review, edit, print to iOS capable printers, as well as email and fax to referring physicians. Standard features include options for letterhead and e-signature stamps in approved reports, and a complete search archive to recall old reports.
Webahn, Inc. (http://www.webahn.com) is a privately-held company incorporated in Michigan. The company has been providing clinical documentation solutions since 2000 with OvernightScribe.com which is used by clinics throughout the nation, including Henry Ford Health Systems and Michigan State University HealthTeam in Michigan. Webahn is also known for Capzule PHR, a Personal Health Records App for iPad and iPhone.
Pet Care 101 Creates One Stop Internet Shop for Owners of Household Pets
LANAI CITY, Hawaii, May 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Hawaii-based internet retailer of household pet products, MP Enterprises Incorporated, today introduced a new e-commerce Web site, aimed at providing pet owners with a faster, more convenient shopping experience: http://www.Pet-Care101.com.
Products sold on http://www.Pet-Care101.com include a wide range of items from Agility Equipment, Beds, Cat Litter Boxes, Fences, Treats, Toys, Feeders & Fountains, Carriers, Flea Control and more. The Web site caters to the owners of dogs, cats, small household pets and aquatic animals, but looks forward to expanding its product line as the Company grows. Currently, the Web site offers more than 20 categories of household pet items.
Melvin Pedersen, the Founder of http://www.Pet-Care101.com, who is a pet owner himself, explains, "We want our customers to have an endless variety of product options for their beloved pets and to be able to access them at any time from the convenience of their own home."
All major credit cards (with exception of American Express) are accepted through http://www.Pet-Care101.com and the Web site also accepts PayPal for PayPal users. Returning customers can create a personal account for faster order processing and shipment tracking. All orders placed can be shipped anywhere in the United States and Canada.
The company will soon host a blog at Pet-Care101.com, which will provide visitors and customers with more information about new products and household pets.
Future Generates More Than $5 Million in Revenue Since October Launch on Apple's Newsstand
Recent Print-to-Digital Transition Lands Success on Digital Book Share Across All Future Properties
SAN FRANCISCO, May 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Future, a leading specialist hybrid media group, today announced a milestone in its digital strategy, generating more than $5 million in gross revenue from over 830,000 copy sales across its brands since Apple's Newsstand launched in October 2011. The success is a testament to the company's move from traditional print to digital, as the business restructures around high value audiences and a truly borderless digital marketplace for its market-leading products.
"As part of an aggressive digital strategy, our launch on Apple's Newsstand exemplifies the success of our transition and underlines the vitality of our brands," said Rachelle Considine, Chief Operating Officer (COO), Future US. "Our focus on creating a clear, unified global product line and digital platform are already helping us to unlock the potential for our best-in-class specialist content in both domestic and international markets. As tablet penetration continues at a pace, Future has a golden opportunity to deliver its wealth of high value content to audiences beyond the reach of our print products."
Future's successful fast-to-market approach demonstrates its ability to quickly address the rapidly evolving media marketplace by developing and delivering relevant digital products. Additionally, Future's success in the tablet market underlines the global appeal of its content, ranging from technology and cycling to gaming, music, movies, crafts, and digital design.
Brands including Mac|Life, Total Film, Fast Car, T3 and many of Future's games and music titles have all found large international audiences through their exposure to tablets like Apple's iPad. Overall, 33% of revenues through the Newsstand have come from the domestic U.S. market, with 25% coming from the U.K. and the other 42% coming from countries as diverse as China, Korea, Germany and France. Additionally, more than 50% of all the revenues are attributable to subscriptions sold.
In the U.S., Mac|Life has seen tremendous success, quickly becoming the top selling technology magazine on Newsstand.
Future has also developed its own proprietary software called FutureFolio, as an Apple-approved app creation tool for enhanced and interactive digital products on the Newsstand, and is licensing this software to other publishers.
"FutureFolio was developed by us to deliver the flexibility we need to create flexible and interactive apps for our iPad editions. We believe it could potentially be a leading industry standard among other publishers who are looking to take a similar approach of going from print to digital," said Considine. "The success of our launch on Apple Newsstand not only puts Future ahead of other publishers in this arena, but reveals that people pay for digital content. Through FutureFolio, we hope to reveal new opportunities and channels for the digital publication market."
Future publications are also available on Nook® by Barnes and Nobles and the Kindle Fire by Amazon. For more information, visit http://www.futureus.com.
Future PLC is an international media group and leading digital content producer listed on the London Stock Exchange (symbol: FUTR). Founded in 1985 with one magazine, today we have operations in the U.K., U.S. and Australia creating 200 specialist publications, apps, websites and events. We hold market-leading positions in games, film, music, technology, cycling, crafts and automotive. Our biggest-selling products include TechRadar, T3, Total Film, BikeRadar, MusicRadar, Classic Rock, GamesRadar and Official Xbox Magazine. TechRadar is the U.K.'s number one consumer technology website. Future sells 2.9 million magazines each month; we attract more than 35 million monthly unique visitors to our websites; and we deliver over 100 digital editions and bespoke apps on tablet. Future exports or syndicates publications to 89 countries, making us the U.K.'s number one exporter and licensor of magazine content. Future is the Association of Online Publishers' Consumer Digital Publisher of the Year.
SOURCE Future US
CONTACT: Irving Der, +1-310-854-8194, IDer@rogersandcowan.com, or Carol Lee, +1-310-854-8168, firstname.lastname@example.org, both of Rogers & Cowan, for Future US
New App from BECU and Slalom Consulting Promotes Financial Literacy
Seattle area High School Students are the first to benefit
SEATTLE, May 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --SomeSeattle-area high school students have a new app on their mobile devices, created to help teenagers better understand how to manage their personal finances. Seattle's Slalom Consulting has partnered with BECU to develop an application on Slalom's mLevel "gamification" platform, which uses games to create entertaining experiences for learning, training and business activities.
BECU, Washington's largest community credit union, is leading an effort to find new and innovative ways to enrich financial literacy education in schools. BECU strives to empower young people with financial knowledge in order to better prepare them for their future. BECU engaged Slalom to develop a financial literacy application for the classroom via PC, smartphones, and tablet computers for students across Seattle.
Slalom used mLevel, hosted on the Microsoft Windows Azure cloud platform, to gamify financial literacy lessons. With BECU, they developed three games; "Banking 101," "Car-Buying Basics," and "Give Me Some Credit" that augment the learning experience and reinforce the importance of making responsible financial decisions. With the app or website, students are able to demonstrate their prowess in the personal finance arena, applying the knowledge they gain in the classroom to compete with peers. The students are encouraged to continue to play all of the games outside of the classroom to improve their personal score. A leader board aggregates scores across the nine participating classrooms from four area schools.
The app can be downloaded to a range of devices including on the Windows Phone, iOS, and Android platforms. A web based version is also available for use on personal computers. Each 90-second game contains 30 true/false and multiple-choice questions where students earn points for each correctly answered question.
"The BECU mLevel Challenge combines two topics that are meaningful to many high school students: competition and smartphones," noted Slalom Consulting Practice Area Lead Justin Jarrett. "Students love to compete and, as many parents know, they spend a lot of time with their smartphones. Slalom is gratified to be able to combine our technology expertise with the financial education experience of our partner, BECU, to help improve the financial literacy of students."
A survey by Capital One found that 45 percent of high-school graduates are unsure or unprepared to manage their own banking and personal finances. A National Endowment for Financial Education study discovered that only 12 percent of K-12 teachers have taken a workshop on teaching personal finance. The app from BECU and Slalom, combined with lessons taught in the classroom by BECU educators, is designed to help teachers bridge that gap.
"Our goal with our financial education efforts is to help individuals make more informed financial decisions," said BECU Senior Vice President of Member Strategies Tom Berquist. "By using technology that students are comfortable with and adding an element of competition to make it fun, we see this app as a unique and innovative way to engage high school students on the subject of financial literacy."
The BECU mLevel Challenge games are being piloted in several Seattle area high schools over the next two weeks. Given a successful pilot, the program will be rolled out to more Puget Sound-area schools in the fall. Slalom and BECU will analyze metrics and document the lessons learned from students, teachers and administrators using the app to enhance the game for the coming school year.
About Slalom Consulting
Slalom Consulting brings business and technology expertise together to help companies drive enterprise performance, accelerate innovation, enhance the customer experience, and increase employee productivity. The firm delivers award-winning solutions in such areas as business intelligence, mobility and cloud through a national network of local offices across 11 North American cities.
Founded in 2001 and based in Seattle, Wash., Slalom has rapidly grown to more than 1,500 consultants. The company has earned recognition from Microsoft as the "United States Partner of the Year" and "Online Services Partner of the Year," as well as one of the "Top 10 Best Firms to Work For" by Consulting Magazine. For more information, visit http://www.slalom.com
Governed by a volunteer Board of Directors, BECU is a not-for-profit credit union owned by the members. Profits are returned to the members in the form of better rates and fewer fees. With more than 750,000 members and more than $10.0 billion in assets, BECU is the largest credit union in Washington and one of the top five financial cooperatives in the country. BECU currently operates over 40 locations in the Puget Sound region. All Washington state residents are eligible to join.
Marketo Introduces First Integrated Solution for Social Marketing Automation
Now Marketers Can Add a Social Word-of-Mouth Boost to All Campaigns, Rapidly and Easily Create Social Promotions, and Identify Key Social Influencers to Determine Their Impact on Business Results
SAN FRANCISCO, May 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Marketo Summit 2012 -- In his keynote at Marketo Summit 2012 (#MUS12), Marketo President and CEO Phil Fernandez announced that Marketo is ushering in a new era of marketing automation with the launch of Marketo Social Marketing, a suite of powerful and easy-to-use products to make every marketing campaign inherently social. The suite's first offerings, Marketo Social Boost and Marketo Social Promotions, include a new collection of social campaign applications such as video sharing, voting, sweepstakes and referrals. The products are tightly integrated with the company's award-winning marketing automation platform, so marketers can add a word-of-mouth marketing lift to every campaign, track the impact of individuals' sharing through social channels, and nurture relationships with the most influential customers.
No other marketing automation or social media marketing product offers this degree of synergy between social campaigns and traditional digital and offline marketing activities.
Add a Word-of-Mouth Boost to Every Campaign
Word of mouth has always been the most effective form of marketing. People talk with one another about their experiences and proudly promote the brands they love. The rapid emergence of social networks like Facebook and Twitter has put word-of-mouth marketing on steroids, as we all regularly see ideas in social media "go viral." The new challenge for marketers has been stimulating, expanding and tracking these positive social conversations. Marketo's innovations in social marketing automation enable businesses to harness the power of each individual's social network, so one inspired influencer can reach hundreds within seconds. The new solution provides compelling engagement applications to entice people to share content they find interesting. Marketo Social Boost's features include an easy-to-use Facebook Page builder, voting and polling applications, video and event-triggered sharing, social comments, and ratings. Marketers no longer have to think about "social" as a separate type of activity, but instead can broaden the reach and effectiveness of every existing campaign and channel.
Rapidly and Easily Create Social Promotions
Digital marketing campaigns have historically sought to find new buyers using traditional channels like web sites, search marketing and banner ads, or targeting a list of known contacts through channels like email, web sites and landing pages. However, the new reality is that people spend 23 percent of all their Internet time on social networks, according to a Nielsen study. And it is in these new social channels that future buyers are seeking information about the brands they will prefer and the products they will buy. Today's successful marketers must now consider how to make the most of an exploding range of social channels - in addition to traditional digital marketing channels. They must be able to launch a whole new class of campaigns to reach customers where they are now seeking information from their friends and colleagues.
Marketo Social Promotions allows users to deploy customer referrals, sweepstakes, contests and "flash deals" that enable them to not only reach their prospective customers in social channels but also reach all of their prospects' friends. Because it's completely integrated with Marketo Lead Management, marketers can easily include social promotion in multi-channel campaigns, and then capture and manage resulting sales leads.
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NI Releases LabVIEW Electrical Power Suite for Custom, Flexible Power Monitoring Applications
- With the NI LabVIEW Electrical Power Suite, engineers can combine standard IEC, EN and IEEE algorithms with the custom capability of NI LabVIEW system design software and NI reconfigurable I/O (RIO) hardware.
- Engineers and scientists can now develop a custom three-phase power monitoring, metering or quality analysis application using LabVIEW.
- Using this toolkit, engineers can integrate power measurements with temperature, pressure, sound, vibration and control I/O for a complete monitoring system.
PARMA, Italy, May 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- National Instruments (Nasdaq: NATI) today announced the LabVIEW Electrical Power Suite, a new toolkit specific to the power industry. With this toolkit, engineers can combine an NI CompactRIO system for power measurement with over 50 signal and sensor modules.
"In the rapidly changing landscape of electrical power, traditional measurement hardware either offers limited functionality or requires a level of system design expertise that just isn't practical to keep pace," said Owen Golden, vice president of the energy segment at National Instruments. "The LabVIEW Electrical Power Suite and CompactRIO help engineers effectively monitor and meet today's challenges with a fully programmable, modular, field-upgradable set of tools - which our customers see as a significant advantage."
LabVIEW Electrical Power Suite Features
-- Industry-standard power analysis for graphical system design - Create
systems that combine power measurements with other sensors and signals.
-- Full, streaming access to raw, time-based waveform data - Implement
diagnostic algorithms that may be unique to a local power service.
-- Ready-to-run example programs - Integrate power analysis functions such
as energy, frequency, voltage unbalance and event detection into a full
test or monitoring system.
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About National Instruments
Since 1976, National Instruments (http://www.ni.com) has equipped engineers and scientists with tools that accelerate productivity, innovation and discovery. NI's graphical system design approach to engineering provides an integrated software and hardware platform that speeds the development of any system needing measurement and control. The company's long-term vision and focus on improving society through its technology supports the success of its customers, employees, suppliers and shareholders.
Pricing and Contact Information
NI LabVIEW Electrical Power Suite 11500 N Mopac Expwy, Austin,
Priced* from $999; euro 1,049; 135,000 yen Tel: (800) 258-7022, Fax:
Web: http://www.ni.com/power Email: email@example.com
*All prices subject to change
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National Instruments and TU-Dresden Collaborate on Fifth-Generation (5G) Mobile Network Research
-- National Instruments will work with the Technical University of Dresden (TU-Dresden), Germany, to explore new technologies for 5G wireless systems.
-- The 5G wireless lab will be one of the first in the world and the research results will be used to determine global standards for the next phase of wireless communications.
-- While the research will include a variety of system concepts, there is a special focus on the evolution of orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing (OFDM) technology.
AUSTIN, Texas, May 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- National Instruments (Nasdaq: NATI) today announced its collaboration with TU-Dresden on the exploration of new technologies for 5G wireless systems using NI LabVIEW system design software. Research on 5G wireless systems is in its infancy as 3.5G and 4G systems are still largely in development. TU-Dresden previously pioneered 3G systems research in conjunction with the Vodafone Chair Mobile Communications Systems, which is dedicated to cutting-edge research in wireless communication technology.
"National Instruments RF and communications tools will enable us to design OFDM prototyping systems within a single software design flow," said Dr. Gerhard Fettweis, head of the Vodafone Chair Mobile Communications Systems. "With the modular NI PXI system, we can start with a SISO link and expand to complex MIMO configuration with limited modifications to the code, exceeding an 8x8 setup, as our research evolves."
"TU-Dresden is one of the world's top research universities, and they're leading the way in groundbreaking research to prototype next-generation wireless communication systems," said Dr. James Truchard, president, CEO and cofounder of National Instruments. "We are proud to accelerate the development of future technologies that will ultimately impact anyone who uses a cellphone."
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Since 1976, National Instruments (http://www.ni.com) has equipped engineers and scientists with tools that accelerate productivity, innovation and discovery. NI's graphical system design approach to engineering provides an integrated software and hardware platform that speeds the development of any system needing measurement and control. The company's long-term vision and focus on improving society through its technology supports the success of its customers, employees, suppliers and shareholders.