Epilepsy Therapy Project and Epilepsy.com Launch 'My Epilepsy Diary' as New Android Mobile App to Improve Epilepsy Care
Self-Management and Reporting Tool Represents New Generation of Patient Management and Communications
WASHINGTON, Jan. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Epilepsy Therapy Project (ETP), a non-profit organization dedicated to accelerating new therapies for people living with epilepsy and seizures and the parent organization of epilepsy.com, today announced that it has expanded the use of its online epilepsy diary management tool with the launch of a new app developed to run on the Android mobile operating system. "My Epilepsy Diary" is a comprehensive data-gathering and reporting tool designed to advance epilepsy care by improving the quality, accuracy and speed in which information can be recorded and shared between patients with epilepsy and their physicians. Now available at no charge through the Android Market and on http://www.epilepsy.com, the My Epilepsy Diary app is yet another critical step forward by the Epilepsy Therapy Project to provide people with epilepsy state-of-the-art tools to better manage their epilepsy with current treatment options, while accelerating new therapeutic advances for people living with epilepsy.
The new Android app for "My Epilepsy Diary" is part of an integrated suite of consumer health tools and information, called the Epilepsy Therapy Project Clinical Organizer, available free to the public on http://www.epilepsy.com. The #1 epilepsy information and networking site worldwide, http://www.epilepsy.com attracts more than 300,000 unique visitors per month. Created by the Epilepsy Therapy Project with guidance and hands-on support from leading clinicians and researchers, My Epilepsy Diary is not affiliated with any pharmaceutical company and goes beyond conventional medication and seizure diaries. Uniquely developed to capture comprehensive and multi-dimensional patient information, My Epilepsy Diary enables patients to monitor their events and side effects, and facilitates direct email communication of seizure activity reports and personal medical histories to treating physicians. Patients also can track and manage their therapies with reminders to be sent by text, email or local smart phone notification to enhance medication compliance.
The Epilepsy Therapy Project recently announced the successful integration of My Epilepsy Diary with Google Health and Microsoft® HealthVault(TM), the two leading online tools to organize personal medical records or import health data from connected doctors, hospitals and pharmacies. Through the integration of these on-line technology platforms, medication lists are now fully synchronized. In addition to Android mobile devices, My Epilepsy Diary is accessible through mobile platforms including the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. The diary utilizes a secure interface to protect patient data and is based on a software platform developed by Irody, Inc. The vision for My Epilepsy Diary is to create a comprehensive patient management tool for the patient using an infrastructure that promises streamlined communications with their healthcare professionals, regardless of where the information is entered.
"As an unaffiliated non-profit organization, Epilepsy Therapy Project is pleased to be able to offer a state-of-the-art epilepsy management tool, free of charge, to epilepsy patients and their families," said Warren Lammert, Chairman and Co-founder of Epilepsy Therapy Project. "Epilepsy is a condition where compliance is critical. This new app, along with other recent upgrades to My Seizure Diary, enables patients to closely manage their therapies to enhance compliance, in addition to providing timely and highly relevant real-world clinical data that can clarify diagnoses and improve patient treatment. We are deeply grateful to our donors and talented team of professionals who together have made these important advances in patient care a reality."
When a person has two or more unprovoked seizures, they have epilepsy, which affects nearly 3 million people in the United States and 50 million people worldwide. This year, another 200,000 people in our country will be diagnosed with epilepsy. To date, while there have been certain advances, there is no known cure and many people live with uncontrolled seizures daily.
About the Epilepsy Therapy Project
The Epilepsy Therapy Project is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization whose mission is to accelerate ideas into therapies for people living with epilepsy and seizures. Founded in 2002 by a group of parents, distinguished physicians, and researchers, the Epilepsy Therapy Project supports the commercialization of new therapies through direct grants and investments in promising academic and commercial projects. For more information about epilepsy, epilepsy treatment and the epilepsy pipeline, please visit our website, http://www.epilepsy.com or call 540.687.8077.
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Mogreet and CBS Atlanta Partner to Launch MMS Mobile Video Weather and News Alerts
Mogreet's Mobile Messaging Platform Delivers Breaking Alerts Directly to Subscribers' Mobile Devices
LOS ANGELES, Jan. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Mogreet, the world's premier video-based marketing company, today announced the launch of an innovative mobile video program for WGCL-TV, CBS Atlanta, a Meredith Corporation Station, which delivers video news and weather alerts directly to consumers' mobile devices.
CBS Atlanta viewers can subscribe to the service by simply texting the keyword "NEWS" or "WEATHER" to 21534 and they will receive video updates from their favorite CBS Atlanta news and weather anchors and reporters as soon as they are created.
"Our viewers use their mobile devices as a companion for news and weather, and with this service, we are able to push content directly to consumers on their device, so they can receive the information they want instantly, without using their mobile browser to search for it, whether they live in the metro Atlanta area or anywhere in the country," said Steve Schwaid, Vice President of Digital Content for Meredith Local Media, and Director of News and Digital Content for CBS Atlanta. "We're a media company that reaches consumers through pictures, video, and audio, and we wanted to bring the same rich-media, broadcast television experience to consumers on their mobile phone. Mogreet's platform is guaranteed to best reach our customers anytime, anywhere, in a way that is both engaging and relevant."
CBS Atlanta's video service leverages Mogreet's Multimedia Messaging (MMS) platform, which delivers video, picture, and audio content to virtually any mobile phone and any wireless carrier, and provides the largest MMS reach in the mobile world. By leveraging MMS, brands can reach 90 percent of mobile phone subscribers, because neither a smartphone, nor a data plan, is required to view multimedia content. This is significant, because only 23 percent of mobile phones today are smartphones, whereas nearly every phone shipped in the past three years in the U.S. comes pre-loaded with MMS capabilities integrated into the device. Furthermore, wireless carriers bundle text, picture, and video messages into the same rate plan, which means MMS messages don't cost any more to send or receive - yet they deliver much more engagement and generate more excitement among consumers.
"CBS Atlanta is at the forefront of the media industry, in delivering ground-breaking mobile video content to their viewers," said James Citron, CEO, Mogreet. "Broadcasters are rapidly embracing mobile video as a way to captivate their audience, because it engages with consumers in a way that is similar to watching television, but has ubiquitous reach. Using MMS gives CBS Atlanta a competitive advantage because it provides an entertaining and engaging experience for their audience, as well as a proven vehicle for mobile monetization through the insertion of video ads.
Founded in 2006, Mogreet is the leading mobile marketing platform for the delivery of rich media to mobile devices. The company works with leading marketers in entertainment, media, retail, consumer products, health care and real estate. Currently supported in over 175 countries, Mogreet's platform can reach 1 billion consumers globally. The company has raised $10 million in venture capital from Ascend Venture Group, Black Diamond Ventures, DFJ Frontier, Spyglass Ventures and Clovehitch Partners. Mogreet is headquartered in Venice, California. http://www.mogreet.com
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Verizon Global Wholesale Sharpens Competitive Edge With Enhancements to Its Transparent LAN Service
New Enhancements Mean Greater Functionality and Flexibility for Metro Ethernet Services
NEW YORK, Jan. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Verizon Global Wholesale has added enhancements to its Transparent LAN Service, providing wholesale customers with greater functionality and flexibility. TLS is the company's wholesale metro switched Ethernet service, which supports diverse applications such as wireless backhaul, LAN-to-LAN connections and Ethernet exchanges.
These improvements, which are available immediately, include:
-- Expanded bandwidth option for network connections that will allow
wholesale customers to stay ahead of their users' ever-increasing demand
-- The ability to combine both point-to-point and multipoint-to-multipoint
virtual connections across a single network interface.
-- The opportunity to specify a unique virtual circuit prior to ordering,
allowing customers to pre-configure their premises equipment and speed
up the process.
-- New interface options with the inclusion of single mode or multimode
fiber, in addition to the existing electrical interface.
-- The option to provision network transport over a synchronous optical
network (SONET) so customers gain the power and flexibility of TLS with
the redundancy and reliability of SONET.
"Not only do these enhancements further cement Verizon Global Wholesale's reputation as a leader in Ethernet innovation, they give Verizon wholesale customers even more choice and flexibility when it comes to their Ethernet services," said Matthew Duckworth, marketing director for Verizon Global Wholesale.
With an unmatched fiber footprint in its TLS service areas and with TLS providing greater scalability than traditional services, Verizon offers wholesale customers simplified connections between customer locations that are geographically dispersed and the ability to update services in bandwidth increments ranging from 1 Mpbs (megabits per second) to a full gigabit.
TLS is a fiber-based, metropolitan area LAN service that connects customer locations at native LAN speeds using Ethernet interfaces. It is offered in parts of California, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Texas, Virginia and Washington, D.C.
Verizon Global Wholesale was the first to receive Metro Ethernet Forum's Best Wholesale Ethernet Service - North America 2010 award, which recognized the company for its leadership, marketing and delivery of wholesale carrier Ethernet services.
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 mass market, business, government and wholesale customers. Verizon Wireless operates America's most reliable wireless network, serving more than 93 million customers nationwide. Verizon also provides converged communications, information and entertainment services over America's most advanced fiber-optic network, and delivers innovative, seamless business solutions to customers around the world. A Dow 30 company, Verizon employs a diverse workforce of more than 195,000 and last year generated consolidated revenues of more than $107 billion. For more information, visit http://www.verizon.com.
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STMicroelectronics Sets the Standard for Protecting High-Speed Multimedia Interfaces
Next-generation protection ICs with best-in-class low capacitance, preserve high-definition picture quality, while preventing ESD damage to DisplayPort, HDMI, USB3.0, eSATA equipment
GENEVA, Jan. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), a world leader in protection devices for consumer electronics, has raised the performance of ESD protection for equipment such as DisplayPort monitors and PCs by introducing a Transient Voltage Suppressor (TVS) allowing increased high-definition (HD) picture quality, thanks to its best-in-class low capacitance. By 2013, approximately 100 million portable PCs will ship with a DisplayPort output for connection to an external high-definition screen (1).
The high signal speeds of DisplayPort, as well as similar external connections such as HDMI, USB3.0 and eSATA, call for improved protection devices that prevent electrostatic pulses from damaging the system's circuits, as users add or remove cables. These are connected to each pin of the external connector to absorb or divert the ESD pulse energy, but must add the lowest possible capacitance on the signal line to avoid degrading picture quality.
ST, with its latest ESDAXLC6-1MY2 Transient Voltage Suppressor (TVS), has set a new benchmark ultra-low capacitance for this type of device, thereby preserving picture quality while maintaining ESD protection meeting applicable industry standards. This eXtremely Low Capacitance (XLC) device places a loading of 0.35pF maximum on the signal line. This low capacitance provides a signal bandwidth of 6-7GHz, which allows the 2.7Gbit/s data streams of a DisplayPort interface to pass through without distortion. ST's new TVS will also protect HDMI, USB3.0 and eSATA interfaces, which have similar per-channel data rates.
By using the same footprint and pin arrangement as older devices of higher capacitance, ST's new TVS provides a direct upgrade or second-source for any existing product, and will be a popular choice for new designs. It occupies just 0.6mm2 of printed-circuit-board space, and only a single device is required per signal line. The protection provided meets IEC 61000-4-2, allowing equipment to withstand an ESD event up to +/-8kV in direct contact with the signal conductor.
Features of the ESDAXLC6-1MY2:
-- Single-channel device protecting one high-speed line
-- 0.35pF maximum capacitance between signal line and ground
-- Greater than 6GHz signal bandwidth
-- Certified to IEC 61000-4-2 level 4
-- Industry-standard SOD882 miniature footprint (1mm x 0.6mm)
The ESDAXLC6-1MY2 is available immediately in production volumes, priced at $0.15 in quantities of 12,000. Alternative pricing options are available for larger order quantities.
(1)Source: InStat report "DisplayPort 2009: The New VGA or the New DVI?|"
STMicroelectronics is a global leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications with innovative semiconductor solutions. ST aims to be the undisputed leader in multimedia convergence and power applications leveraging its vast array of technologies, design expertise and combination of intellectual property portfolio, strategic partnerships and manufacturing strength. In 2009, the Company's net revenues were $8.51 billion. Further information on ST can be found at http://www.st.com.
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Berner Group to Process Payments on the Wirecard Platform
MUNICH, January 17, 2011/PRNewswire/ --
- The Munich-based Technology Group is Offering a Comprehensive Package
of Solutions for the Wholesale Company's International Online Stores
The Berner Group, which is based in Künzelsau, Germany, is a
leading direct sales company operating across Europe and specializing in
small components for professional use in the construction and automotive
segments as well as in industry. Roughly 8,000 employees ensure that
customers benefit from their relations with Berner.
The company has recently opted for the services provided by
Wirecard AG of Munich for processing payments at its German online store. In
the future, customers in a total of 14 countries will be able to order the
articles offered by the Berner Group via the Internet; depending on the
national company, the range comprises between 10,000 and 30,000 articles. As
of next year, Berner's customers in France will be the next to be able to
place their orders on line, with further countries to follow step by step.
The package of solutions comprises the processing of payments,
risk management and credit-card acceptance for e-commerce ordering processes.
With the extensive package of solutions provided by Wirecard AG, the Berner
Group will be able to utilize payment processing services from a single
source: The handling of payment processes via the Wirecard Payment Page
permits transparent controlling, allowing the individual transactions to be
monitored directly. Innovative risk management methods specifically tailored
to meet the direct sales company's needs provide optimum protection against
the risk of payment defaults. At the same time, Wirecard Bank AG handles
acquiring for processing credit card payments. In its relations with Wirecard
AG, Berner additionally benefits from maximum flexibility. Thus, for example,
it is possible to integrate further payment methods within the payment
platform swiftly and simply if required.
Explains Alexander Emmert, Head of International Alternative
Distribution Channels at Berner: "After extensive investigations, we opted
for a single-source solution. This is because our international orientation
calls for convenient and transparent contractual structures. What was also
important for us was to work with a service provider who is able to provide
optimum support for our strategic objective of boosting profitability. By
working with Wirecard, we are able to simplify our back-office processes
substantially, thus reducing time requirements and cutting costs."
In addition to the extensive range of products, Berner's
customers particularly appreciate the practical special functions. For
example, e-procurement functions allow them to optimize their ordering
processes by using cost-center and budget management.
"Our partnership with the Berner Group confirms that with our
commitment to providing all solutions from a single source we are able to
provide retailers with the support they require. Transparent and harmonized
processes offer decisive added value particularly for internationally active
companies which operate multiple stores under a single roof," explains Marion
Laewe, Head of Sales eCommerce, Division Consumer Goods at Wirecard AG.
BTI Befestigungstechnik GmbH & Co. KG, which is also a member
of the Berner Group, offers a specialized range for builders and is already
using Wirecard AG's payment platform for its online shop.
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in small components for professional use in the construction and automotive
sector as well as in industry. Roughly 8,000 qualified and knowledgeable
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transaction currencies and 15 payout currencies. Part of the Wirecard Group,
Wirecard Bank provides innovative solutions in the fields of corporate
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business and private customers. Wirecard AG is listed on the Frankfurt
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Epson Introduces Newest 13-Inch Printer for Photographers and Fine Artists - Epson Stylus Photo R3000
Epson Stylus Photo R3000 Combines Epson UltraChrome K3 with Vivid Magenta Ink and AccuPhoto HD2 Image Technology to Deliver Stunning Wide-Format Prints
SAN ANTONIO, Jan. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Imaging USA, Booth #200 -- Epson America today introduced its most advanced 13-inch printer to date - the Epson Stylus® Photo R3000. Designed for professional photographers and fine artists, the Epson Stylus Photo R3000 draws from the advanced technology of Epson Stylus Pro-series printers to deliver gallery-quality black-and-white output and vivid color prints. This printer also includes new features such as high-capacity individual ink cartridges, advanced media handling to support a wide range of paper types, and Ethernet and wireless-N connectivity.
Featuring Epson UltraChrome K3® with Vivid Magenta ink technology and an advanced MicroPiezo® AMC(TM) print head, the Epson Stylus Photo R3000 produces exhibition quality prints on a wide variety of glossy, matte and fine art papers up to 13-inches wide using advanced media handling capabilities. Its innovative pigment ink set delivers an extremely wide color gamut with more dramatic blues and violets, while AccuPhoto(TM) HD2 image technology provides smoother color transitions and better highlight and shadow detail.
"The Epson Stylus Photo R3000 represents the next generation of 13-inch professional printers with its advanced features and design," said Richard Day, senior product manager, Professional Imaging, Epson America. "Epson is always striving to anticipate the demands of professionals while pushing the boundaries of technology to provide the level of quality expected from Epson. We've integrated new productivity features that will have a big impact on design workflows, including superior media handling, wireless connectivity, larger ink cartridges, and auto-switching black inks."
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Designed to provide unmatched performance, exhibition quality and professional media support, the Epson Stylus Photo R3000 delivers several innovative features, including:
-- Epson UltraChrome K3 with Vivid Magenta Ink: Professional eight-color
ink set with Vivid Magenta and Vivid Light Magenta provides more
dramatic blues and violets for an expanded color gamut. Built on Epson's
heritage of professional ink technology, this pigment ink set offers
instant color stability and exceptional print permanence ratings for
color and black-and-white prints.
-- Advanced Media Handling: In addition to a main top-loading,
high-capacity tray, this printer features a new front-in, front-out
media path designed for fine art media up to 1.3 mm thick, including
Epson's line of Signature Worthy® papers. It also offers broad media
support with BorderFree® cut-sheet media handling, roll paper printing
up to 44-inches long and CD/DVD printing.
-- AccuPhoto HD2 Image Technology: Created in collaboration with the
Rochester Institute of Technology's Munsell Color Science Laboratory,
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The Epson Stylus Photo R3000 will be available in March 2011 through authorized resellers for $849 (MSRP). The printer is supported by a one-year whole-unit exchange limited warranty plan and specialized technical support staff. For more information on the Epson Stylus Photo R3000, visit http://www.epson.com/R3000.
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Synergies Between Network Operators as Success Factor
BONN and ESCHBORN, Germany, January 17, 2011/PRNewswire/ --
- Detecon: Telco Partnerships Create Growth in Value
Non-competing telecommunications companies which jointly utilize
products, services, infrastructures, or know-how increase their
competitiveness. In view of worldwide challenges such as saturated markets,
limited opportunities for expansion, and disintegrating boundaries in the
value chain, the ICT management consultancy Detecon International considers
the bundling of available forces to be essential. According to Detecon
analyses, activities for which financing would otherwise not be available -
research and development are just two examples - can be conducted within the
framework of operator-operator partnering (OOP).
Declining margins on mass markets and geographic regions in which two or
three network operators are well established are making the creation of new
business fields more difficult for telecommunications companies worldwide. On
many markets, omnipresent over-the-top players (OTP) such as Apple, Google,
or Skype are adding to the pressure by offering innovative services. So
scaling effects and synergies have turned into key success factors. "The
bundling of forces under a partnering agreement gives operators the
opportunity to maximize learning effects and earnings made on productivity,
ultimately enabling the further enhancement of competitive advantages,"
emphasizes Ulrike Eberhard, Managing Partner and Director Strategic Marketing
Telco partnering as indispensable catalyst
Although cooperative ventures with network equipment manufacturers,
device manufacturers, and Internet corporations such as Google, Apple, or
Facebook have in the meantime become almost a routine element of daily
business for telco operators, partnerships among telco operators themselves
largely remained limited to network interconnectivity, roaming, and mobile
network activities. Yet strategically oriented operator-operator agreements
can pave the way to the promotion of presence on markets without the
concurrent high risks of investments and capital tie-up, for example.
Depending on the development level and business model of the partners, the
range of diversity for operator-operator partnering extends from unilateral
access to assets and services against consideration to interactive exchange
of knowledge, services, or other assets to the preparation of an acquisition.
But if the partnering is to function and have a sustainable basis, the
candidates must be analyzed exactly. "Two partners at different maturity
levels, for example, can guarantee higher sales for the senior partner and
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DICOTA Unveils Unique Carry Solution Portfolio as Part of Built for BlackBerry Program
LAS VEGAS, January 17, 2011/PRNewswire/ -- Leading carry solutions brand, DICOTA, has unveiled a unique range of
carry solutions for BlackBerry(R) smartphones
and the BlackBerry(R) PlayBook(TM) tablet, as part of the Built for
"We are delighted to be part of the Built for BlackBerry program," says
Jean Pierre Martin, DICOTA Vice President.
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The new offering builds on DICOTA's established heritage of successfully
developing thoughtful, functional, design-conscious mobile computing
solutions that embody outstanding quality and high value. DICOTA's product
offering is underpinned by the core value proposition of 'Protect Your World'
by producing innovative, durable and attractive products that safeguard our
customers' digital lives.
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accessories, to our travel bags and cases, customized solutions for mobile
workspaces and accessories - features the best materials available and an
attention to detail and functionality that is unrivalled in the industry.
"We developed this range to deliver unique OEM-quality features that
create a look and feel that are consistent with BlackBerry design brand
elements, while extending the existing carry solution product line for
BlackBerry smartphones," Jean Pierre Martin adds.
The portfolio is specifically designed to provide functional, hardwearing
and stylish products for business professionals, frequent travelers and
anyone who needs to work online, on the move. The range will also appeal to
those with an eye for fashion and design: slim, contemporary design and high
quality materials that promote mobility and freedom of use.
DICOTA exhibited at the world's largest consumer technology tradeshow,
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attracted some 2,700 exhibitors and ran between January 6 and 9. You can
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NTT Europe Strengthens ICT Service-provider Capabilities
LONDON, January 17, 2011/PRNewswire/ -- NTT Europe announced today that it will merge NTT Europe
Online, its managed hosting subsidiary, into the company as another step
towards becoming an ICT service provider.
NTT Europe's core business domain is currently providing ICT
infrastructure, including a Global Tier 1 Internet backbone, secure private
networks, data centre services, IT managed services and system integration.
NTT Europe Online has been operating alongside NTT Europe as a
100% owned subsidiary since October 2006, focusing primarily on managed
hosting and related services, such as application management and security
infrastructure. The merger will enable NTT Europe to strengthen one-stop
service delivery and provide more comprehensive ICT solutions.
The transfer of business, staff and all other assets will take
place country by country. Procedures have been completed in the first three
countries, France, U.K. and Germany, with the Netherlands, Switzerland and
Spain scheduled to follow shortly. After the transfers are completed in all
countries, NTT Europe Online will be liquidated.
The merger of NTT Europe and NTT Europe Online is in line with
the NTT Communications Group's strategy to accelerate international growth
and become a true ICT solution provider.
About NTT Europe
NTT Europe is a wholly-owned subsidiary company of NTT Communications
which is the global data and IP services arm of the Fortune Global 500
telecom leader, Nippon Telegraph & Telephone Corporation (NTT). NTT Europe is
responsible for business in the EMEA market and provides a world-class Tier-1
Internet backbone, secure closed networks, security, system integration,
network and application management, managed hosting and global content
delivery services with partner companies globally. For additional
information, please visit http://www.eu.ntt.com.
About NTT Communications Corporation
NTT Communications provides a broad range of global networks, management
solutions and IT services to customers worldwide. The company is renowned for
reliable, high-quality security, hosting, voice, data and IP services, as
well as expertise in managed networks and leadership in IPv6 transit
technology. NTT Communications' extensive infrastructure includes Arcstar(TM)
Global IP-VPN and Global e-VLAN, as well as a Tier-1 IP Backbone reaching
more than 150 countries in partnership with major Internet service providers,
and secure data centres in Asia, North America and Europe. NTT Communications
is the wholly-owned subsidiary of Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation,
one of the world's largest telecoms with listings on the Tokyo, London and
New York stock exchanges. Please visit http://www.ntt.com.
Source: NTT Europe
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Sekimia's Online Coaching Portal: Break Your Political Isolation!
BEIRUT, January 16, 2011/PRNewswire/ --
- Are you an Information Security or Business Continuity practitioner?
- Are you suffering from political isolation within your company?
- Are you constantly searching for allies when you need to
gain support from upper management for new initiatives?
- Has your company reported less alignment of security with
long-range strategic objectives?
If your answer is Yes, then Sekimia's new coaching portal will
definitely be your best ally.
Sekimia is publishing an innovative coaching portal dedicated
to Information Security and Business Continuity practitioners. It covers
interdisciplinary hard and soft skills allowing specialists break their
political isolation within their companies:
- The Hard Skills section covers latest news feeds on Assets,
Threats, Vulnerabilities, People, Process & Technology aspects
pertaining to Information Security and Business Continuity
- The Soft Skills section aggregates feeds on Communication,
Persuasion, Body Language, Quality Assurance, Procurement, Time, Vendor
and Project Management.
All published material is compiled from online contributions
of highly renowned and world-class experts.
The portal integrates also a privately accessible e-learning
section. Throughout its modules, authorized users will practice natural
dialogues that allow them to master the language of business quickly:
- Online experts available to answer questions in a few hours
- Realistic, contemporary situations
- Carefully designed system of methodological progression for
- Systematic review to consolidate what have been learned
- Pedagogical and pragmatic style to make learning enjoyable
Concerned practitioners can enjoy the total flexibility of
Sekimia's coaching material and quality courses through which they will
acquire mindset changing knowledge at their own pace, when they want and
where they want.
Sekimia was founded in 2008 in the sole aim of allowing
information security and business continuity practitioners to "Speak Security
in the Language of Business".
Sekimia's software solutions and services use Business Process
Management (BPM) as an efficient cross functional communication enabler.
Sekimia's packaged methodologies break corporate silos by nurturing project
transversality. They allow concerned practitioners gain interdisciplinary
skills and engage a constructive dialog with business representatives on
information security and business continuity.
Paramount Pictures and Relativity Media Offer 'The Fighter' on iTunes for SAG Voters
HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Jan. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Paramount Pictures and Relativity Media will offer THE FIGHTER for awards consideration to Screen Actors Guild (SAG) eligible voting members on iTunes. Beginning Friday, January 14th, THE FIGHTER can be downloaded in HD from iTunes for viewing on an iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, Mac or PC, or on an HDTV with Apple TV. The film will be available to members from January 14th through 28th during the SAG awards consideration window.
"The recognition THE FIGHTER has received has been tremendous and this opportunity to provide an exciting digital means for SAG members to see the film is something that we are extremely pleased to be able to offer with the help of both iTunes and SAG," said Rob Moore, Vice Chairman Paramount Pictures.
SAG Awards® nominations for THE FIGHTER include: Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture, THE FIGHTER; Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role, Christian Bale - THE FIGHTER; Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role, Amy Adams - THE FIGHTER; and Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role, Melissa Leo - THE FIGHTER.
Paramount Pictures Corporation (PPC), a global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment, is a unit of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), a leading content company with prominent and respected film, television and digital entertainment brands. The company's labels include Paramount Pictures, Paramount Vantage, Paramount Classics, Insurge Pictures, MTV Films, and Nickelodeon Movies. PPC operations also include Paramount Digital Entertainment, Paramount Famous Productions, Paramount Home Entertainment, Paramount Pictures International, Paramount Licensing Inc., Paramount Studio Group, and Worldwide Television Distribution.
ABOUT RELATIVITY MEDIA, LLC
Relativity Media, LLC is a media and entertainment company that focuses on creating, financing and distributing entertainment content and intellectual property across multiple platforms, as well as making strategic partnerships with, and opportunistic investments in, media and entertainment-related companies and assets. Relativity owns and operates Rogue, a company that specializes in the production and distribution of films targeted to the 13-25 year old audience. Building upon its foundation of financing and producing films, Relativity has grown to include music, sports and television divisions and the next-generation social network iamrogue.com. Relativity also owns and operates RelativityREAL, Relativity's television arm, which has become one of the leading suppliers of reality television with more than 20 shows in episodic or pilot.
To date, Relativity has committed to, produced and/or financed more than 200 studio-quality motion pictures through 2014. Released films have accumulated more than $15.0 billion in worldwide box office revenue. Relativity's recent films include Salt, Despicable Me, Grown Ups, Charlie St. Cloud,Dear John, It's Complicated, Zombieland, Couples Retreat, Get Him to the Greek, Robin Hood, and, most recently, The Fighter, Little Fockers, Season of the Witch and The Social Network. Upcoming films for Relativity include James Cameron's Sanctum in 3D, Limitless, Take Me Home Tonight, Immortals, Battle: Los Angeles and Cowboys & Aliens. 33 of the company's films have opened at No. 1 at the box office. Relativity films have earned 43 Oscar® nominations, including nods for Nine, A Serious Man, Frost/Nixon, Atonement, American Gangster and 3:10 to Yuma. 53 of Relativity's films have each generated more than $100 million in worldwide box-office receipts.
Washington-Based Rehab Supply Retailer Announces Web Presence
KINGSTON, Wash., Jan. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Washington-based retailer of rehab supplies, Jana Global Ventures Incorporated, announced the launch of their company today, alongside their new web site at http://www.KingstonRehabSupply.com.
Founder and CEO of Jana Global Ventures Incorporated, Janet Daniel, said, "We have a lot of great products available, many of which are necessities for rehabilitation patients. We're very excited to be able to share them now through e-commerce!"
KingstonRehabSupply.com was designed with all types of rehabilitation patients and health professionals in mind. The site offers a wide range of products for occupational therapy, home care needs, physical therapy, hot/cold therapy, ambulation aids, exercise therapy and more.
KingstonRehabSupply.com has grouped all products into various categories to enhance the trouble-free online shopping experience. Visitors of the site can browse numerous products by category in order to find exactly what they are looking for.
Daniel, who is a retired physical therapist herself, added, "We really wanted to provide our customers with the latest rehab products, at affordable rates. Rehabilitation can get very expensive, so we have taken our time to make sure all of our products are of exceptional quality and great prices!"
New products and sale items are added to the site routinely. KingstonRehabSupply.com guarantees fast shipping transactions and products can be shipped anywhere within the United States. In addition to online sales, a customer service team is available during normal business hours for customer support.
NFL 2011 Playoff App: Cut Through the Chatter and Get the Opinions That Matter
YONKERS, N.Y., Jan. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Want to know the latest buzz about the Mark Sanchez - Tom Brady matchup? Or who the most talked about player on the Chicago Bears is and why?
Find out with a Web app that lets football fans like you see who is saying what about whom on the NFL teams battling to get into the Super Bowl. With Appinions' NFL Playoffs 2011, you can quickly scan dozens of opinions to see what people are saying all over the Web.
Are you a sports reporter or blogger? Put the app on your website or blog for free. Use Appinions NFL Playoffs 2011 to take the pulse of opinions and uncover reporting trends, as well as keep people at your site longer and generate more page views.
Here's how it works. Instead of just searching on any mention of a player or the team like you get on Google or Yahoo!, Appinions "reads" Web articles and blogs to find opinions. Appinions NFL Playoffs 2011 displays thumbnails of a team's players and a "Sentiment Summary," a small bar graph showing the number of positive and negative opinions. Click on a player's name to see a stream of opinions from around the Web and who's doing the talking, along with links to the source to read more. Try out Appinions NFL Playoffs 2011 yourself.
Appinions' NFL Playoffs 2011 instantly displays opinions from around the Web for any of these teams: Baltimore Ravens, Pittsburgh Steelers, New York Jets, New England Patriots, Green Bay Packers, Atlanta Falcons, Seattle Seahawks and Chicago Bears.
Appinions' online apps let people see the Web through the lens of peoples' opinions. Designed for media and research companies, commercial versions of Appinions apps drive advertising revenue opportunities, increase page views and time-on-site. For more information, please visit http://www.Appinions.com.
Founded in 2007, Appinions, formerly known as Jodange, is a New York-based, privately-owned software solution provider that has created the industry's first Opinions Intelligence applications, enabling researchers and publishers to automatically mine, analyze, and summarize opinion to gain insight into what people and organizations are saying, thinking and feeling.
Our patent-pending technology, developed over the past decade by a team of world-class researchers at Cornell University, powers a sophisticated, comprehensive and feature-rich SaaS platform for opinion-based applications. For more information, visit http://www.appinions.com.
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SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Maxthon International released a new version of its powerful 3.0 web browser today and with it comes "tear-off video." "Tear-off video" makes it easy for users to drag a video window outside of the browser to any location on their desktop and keep watching.
"One of Maxthon's most popular features is now available on its most powerful browser," said Jeff Chen, CEO of Maxthon. "As our community of users spends more time watching video on the web we will continue to find new ways to make the experience better."
When a Maxthon user rolls a cursor over a video, a small button labeled "Detach Video" appears in the upper-right of the video. The user can click the button and then drag a video to a new location including a second monitor, and continue working in other programs. The detached screen operates as if it were still attached to Maxthon. It can be sized, minimized, paused, and rewound. When the video window is closed, Maxthon reattaches it to the original Web page.
Said Chen, "Even a quick look at total internet bandwidth tells the story. Web TV usage is exploding. As our community of users spends more time watching video on the web we'll be finding new ways to make the experience better."
The Maxthon 3 browser is the first to have automatic dual display engines, which translate written code to text, photographs, shapes, and colors displayed on a monitor. Dual engines are used so Maxthon accurately will display a wider range of Web pages.
In addition to its 'power under the hood' Maxthon 3 offers free cloud services like syncing bookmarks and settings from desktop to desktop and even to Android smart phones.
Maxthon 3, and the new Maxthon Mobile for Android smartphones running Android, can be downloaded at http://www.maxthon.com.
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Online backup pioneer improves features and functionality in the 'restore' experience including the new Mozy Restore Manager
SEATTLE, Jan. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Mozy(TM), the industry-leading online backup service from EMC Corporation (NYSE: EMC), today announced improved features to its 'restore' experience, making it easier than ever for Mozy users to access backed-up files on demand. Whether protecting business files with MozyPro®, or personal data with MozyHome®, Mozy users benefit from new features such as a restore progress monitor and instant download of individual files. For more information about the new Mozy restore features, please visit http://www.mozy.com/landing/restore.
Widely known as the leader in online backup since it was founded in 2005, Mozy's primary mission has always been to securely protect customer data and make it available when needed. With the latest enhancements to the restore process, users can easily browse and search files in the improved interface; quickly view file and folder details; easily download all files in one click; view 30 days' worth of file versions; and use the Mozy Restore Manager, a new option (viewable automatically) that helps consolidate and transfer files directly from Mozy to a computer - without waiting for files to be packaged and archived.
"These improvements to our restore experience make it even easier for users to quickly restore critical data," said Russ Stockdale, Vice President of Product Management for Mozy. "A typical growing business or consumer would prefer to set up Mozy once and never have to think about it again. But life happens, and if and when one of our customers needs to restore their backed-up data, we want that restore process to be painless."
The new Mozy restore features are available immediately to U.S. customers on mozy.com, and will soon be available in other countries.
Mozy is the world's most trusted online backup service for consumers and small businesses with more than one million customers, 60,000 business users and 70 petabytes of information stored at its multiple data centers around the globe. Mozy was acquired by EMC Corporation in 2007 and is now operated as part of Decho Corporation, an EMC company. More information can be found at http://www.mozy.com.
Mozy is a trademark of, and MozyHome and MozyPro are registered trademarks of Decho Corporation, an EMC company. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
SOURCE EMC Corporation
CONTACT: Steve Jensen, Public Relations, Mozy, +1-801-701-4136, email@example.com
CHANTILLY, Va., Jan. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- BIA/Kelsey (http://www.BIAKelsey.com), the leading research and advisory firm focused on local media, today introduced Local Media Index, its new market capitalization index derived from valuations of publicly held local media companies. The Local Media Index offers a directional view of how the industry is performing relative to the overall economy.
"While an index of public companies cannot tell the whole story of the local media industry, it is a directional tool that can give us an insightful read on the markets we cover," said Mark Fratrik, vice president, BIA/Kelsey. "Over time, a picture will emerge of where the industry is headed."
Market segments covered by the index include radio, broadcast television, cable television, Yellow Pages, online local, outdoor advertising and diversified local media organizations. A roll-up of the specific local media segments is presented in the main Local Media Index view, benchmarked against the S&P 500 index. The Local Media Index will be updated each Thursday at 10 a.m. (ET).
The introduction of the Local Media Index is part of today's launch of BIA/Kelsey's new corporate Web site, located at http://www.BIAKelsey.com. The new site design offers easier access to publicly available data and analysis, including highlights from BIA/Kelsey's semi-annual Local Media Forecast.
"We are continually looking for ways to better serve the needs of our clients and others who rely on our research and analysis," said Tom Buono, chief executive officer, BIA/Kelsey. "As the primary delivery platform for our market intelligence, our redesigned Web site offers an improved user experience that extends our reach beyond the site to our social media and mobile channels, where our community increasingly accesses information."
Key content areas include Research & Forecasts, Advisory Services, Consulting & Valuations, Events and BIA/Kelsey's four Blogs ("Local Media Watch," "Mobile Local Media," "Global Yellow Pages" and "Digital Strategies for Broadcasting"). The site also provides efficient log-in to password protected content available to clients of BIA/Kelsey's advisory services and publications.
The new site represents the culmination of the organizational integration of BIA/Kelsey following BIA's acquisition of The Kelsey Group in 2008. The new http://www.BIAKelsey.com URL replaces bia.com and kelseygroup.com. Visitors to pages on those sites will automatically be redirected to the new site.
BIA/Kelsey advises companies in the local media space through consulting and valuation services, research, Continuous Advisory Services and conferences. Since 1983 BIA/Kelsey has been a resource to the media, mobile advertising, telecommunications, Yellow Pages and electronic directory markets, as well as to government agencies, law firms and investment companies looking to understand trends and revenue drivers. BIA/Kelsey's annual conferences draw executives from across industries seeking expert guidance on how companies are finding innovative ways to grow. Additional information is available at http://www.biakelsey.com, on the company's blogs at http://www.biakelsey.com/blogs and on Twitter at http://twitter.com/BIAKelsey.
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Get All the News You Need to Know With TimetoSignOff, an Email Service Summarizing the Day's Hottest News
'The Last Email of the Day' Delivers a Nightcap of Today's News and Tomorrow's To-Dos in a Short, Relevant Burst, Plus Provocative Tidbits and Upcoming Events
NEW YORK, Jan. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In our incessant on-the-go lifestyle, it can be tough to stay on top of the news of the day and keep from looking like a fool who lives under a rock, despite your infinite connectedness. But with the onslaught of 24/7 breaking news, it can be difficult to cut through the clutter and stay in the know about what's really important.
Introducing TimetoSignOff, delivering a daily nightcap of pressing news and cultural happenings directly to your inbox in a short, consumable burst at 9 p.m. each evening. Designed for time-deprived trend-setters in search of the best experiences, news and entertainment options in New York City, TimetoSignOff distills important news into a quick-skim briefing on what happened today, what's happening tonight and what's coming up tomorrow.
"TimetoSignOff is a New York insider's guide to life with news of business, politics, technology, culture, fashion, finance and events to keep you from missing out on that great concert or big story because you didn't hear about it in time," says Arthur Ceria, Founder.
The free service culls through hundreds of world-wide news sources to boil down the latest stories into a succinct headline, two bullet points of must-know details and a link to the original source for those who want to learn more. Each story is punctuated with an "F-bomb" or Fact-Bomb that provides context, an interesting tidbit and a great "Did you know...?" conversation-starter.
"TimetoSignOff has become a trusted service for anyone who doesn't have time to read a few dozen newspapers daily to keep up with the news," added Marc-Henri Magdelenat, Founder. "We scout the dark corners of the Internet to keep you in the know on the most important news of the day, and deliver it in a concise package for easy reading each evening--when your inbox is quiet--to cut through the clutter."
In addition to world and national news, TimetoSignOff features local highlights from the New York City area, with expanded geographic coverage for San Francisco, Los Angeles and other U.S. cities, as well as European locales and the BRIC countries, coming soon.
Designed for easy reading on an iPad, iPhone, BlackBerry or other mobile device, the daily Sign Off is also online at http://www.timetosignoff.com. A complete archive of past issues is also available, in case there's something you've missed.
TimetoSignOff provides an expertly curated insider's guide to business, politics, technology, culture, fashion, finance, events and life in select U.S. and international cities. The free service is the brainchild of serial entrepreneurs in the advertising, media and mobile space, including Arthur Ceria and Michael Quinn, founders of Creative Feed, a U.S.-based digital advertising agency; Romain Dessal, former Chief Commercial Officer at Havas Media; and Marc-Henri Magdelenat, founder of ScreenTonic, a mobile advertising company acquired by Microsoft in 2007. The TimetoSignOff advisory board includes Jesse Kornbluth, editor of the cultural concierge site HeadButler.com, who has been a contributing editor of Vanity Fair and New York and editorial director at AOL; and Florent Peyre, an online media expert who spent 8 years at Lagardere and Hachette Filipacchi Media before joining GILT City, a division of GILT Groupe. For more information, visit http://www.timetosignoff.com.
CONTACT: AlexaRae Antekeier of SS|PR, +1-847-415-9337, email@example.com, for TimetoSignOff
Improving Enterprises and Sophic Group Join Forces
DALLAS, Jan. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Improving Enterprises, Inc. ("Improving"), an emerging technology consulting and training firm, has finalized an agreement to acquire The Sophic Group, Inc. ("Sophic") in Columbus, Ohio. Already a two-time Inc500 recipient (2009 and 2010), the transaction is expected to increase Improving's annualized revenue by more than 15% and will expand its national reach into the Midwest United States.
Furthermore, the merger represents the launch of Improving's "Enterprise Model" - An innovative business strategy focused on merging service companies who share a genuine commitment to excellence, service, and culture. The model combines localized incentives and ownership behavior with the power and benefit of a single overarching brand.
"The secret of this model is to truly preserve the local ownership behavior and accountability which has already made these companies successful," states Curtis Hite, CEO of Improving Enterprises. "This enables us to effectively leverage the cornerstone of Improving's success - sincere public relations and overwhelming employee participation. By capitalizing on Sophic's established professional relationships, we intend to support Columbus' technology community in ways that don't exist today."
The companies' service offerings are very closely aligned with a focus on Agile, Microsoft (.Net), and Java application development services. However, the merger also extends the breadth of service offerings available to the Columbus office.
"For years we have provided comprehensive consulting support to our local customers," says Daniel Gray, President, Improving Ohio, "however, we are now equipped to bring the community several new and exciting services including more than 100 technology training classes, world-class User Experience (UX) teams, and access to Improving's offshore alternative called Rural Sourcing."
About Improving Enterprises
In 2007, Improving Enterprises, LLC merged with Blue Ocean Group to form Improving Enterprises, Inc., a complete IT services firm, offering training, consulting, recruiting and project services focused in Agile, Microsoft (.Net) and Java technologies. The company is headquartered in Dallas, Texas with additional offices in Bryan/College Station, TX and Columbus, OH. http://www.improvingenterprises.com.
Derycz Scientific Subsidiary Reprints Desk to Offer Enterprise Research Spend Analytics Tool 'PaperStats' from Pubget
Exclusive Distribution Agreement Enables Reprints Desk to Deliver Greater Article Procurement Savings to its Growing Customer List
SANTA MONICA, Calif., Jan. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Derycz Scientific, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: DYSC), a company pioneering a fresh way of facilitating information flow from content publishers to enterprise customers and their constituents, today announced that its subsidiary Reprints Desk, Inc. has signed a direct agreement with Pubget, Inc. to serve as the exclusive corporate distributor for Pubget's PaperStats(TM) product. PaperStats is the content spend analytics tool that saves organizations time and money by automating the aggregation, updating, and analysis of journal holdings and content data. Corporate information centers can now analyze usage and spending across subscriptions and document delivery for better collection management decision-making in support of scientific research.
"Reprints Desk is pleased to introduce PaperStats to corporations worldwide and deliver yet another simple solution to a complex and costly information industry challenge," said Scott Ahlberg, Head of Corporate Services at Derycz Scientific. "Usage-based bibliometric analysis is becoming an important part of purchasing decisions."
Pubget has deployed PaperStats at dozens of organizations worldwide, including University of Southern California (USC) and in libraries at several of the ten largest pharmaceutical companies. PaperStats features include:
-- COUNTER-compliant usage reporting across multiple content sources,
including data integration from document delivery suppliers such as
-- On-demand cost statistics and spend management recommendations
-- Ability to manage publisher admin logins and journal pricing information
via an easy-to-use interface
Reprints Desk, ranked number one overall and in every category in the 2008 Document Delivery Best Practices and Vendor Scorecard by analyst and advisory firm Outsell, Inc., is a pioneer of solutions for scientific literature re-use. Pubget, an AlwaysOn East Top 100 award winner, provides full-text search solutions, repositories, text mining, and a full set of APIs for including research on websites or in your enterprise's applications.
Pubget is a search platform for life science PDFs. Pubget's core product, at pubget.com, solves the problem of full-text document access in life science research. Instead of search results linking to papers, the search results ARE the papers. Once you find the papers you want, you can save, manage and share them--all online. For more info visit us at http://corporate.pubget.com/.
About Reprints Desk
Reprints Desk, Inc. helps companies to obtain and use scientific, technical, and medical (STM) literature in compliance with copyright and Good Promotional Practices. Services are designed to save time and money, and improve workflows for professionals in information management, research, regulatory affairs, legal, medical affairs, education, sales and marketing. For more information, visit us online at http://www.reprintsdesk.com.
About Derycz Scientific®
Derycz Scientific, Inc. develops companies, products, services and systems that facilitate the re-use of published content in a manner that helps organizations achieve their marketing, communication and research goals effectively and in compliance with copyright law and regulatory rules. Its subsidiary companies include Reprints Desk and Pools Press. Reprints Desk offers a one-stop solution for reprints, ePrints and single articles, and has delivered millions of articles worldwide. Reprints Desk is an innovator in content retrieval and ePrint delivery, and its services are designed to help make effective use of published articles in a copyright-compliant manner. Pools Press has excelled in the reprint market for more than 30 years. It provides professionally printed articles from medical and technical journals; prints booklets, catalogs, pamphlets, direct mail pieces and newsletters; and works with publishers who wish to outsource a portion of or all of their reprints business. For more information, please visit http://www.deryczscientific.com.
Certain matters discussed in this press release may be forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such matters involve risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially, including the following: changes in economic conditions; general competitive factors; acceptance of the Company's products in the market; the Company's success in obtaining new customers; the Company's success in technology and product development; the Company's ability to execute its business model and strategic plans; and all the risks and related information described from time to time in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"), including the financial statements and related information contained in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K. The Company assumes no obligation to update the cautionary information in this release.
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- When the Greatest Tale of Chivalry Ends, the Nightmare Begins
Paradox Interactive and Neocore Games today announced that development
for King Arthur II is underway. Critically praised by reviewers and gamers
alike, King Arthur was received as one of the biggest surprises to emerge on
the gaming scene in 2009. The Fantasy/Role-playing RTS returns in a sequel
set to push the boundaries of the genre even further.
King Arthur II will feature a new and dark fantasy setting. No longer a
valiant ruler, King Arthur is now the Maimed King trying to mend a land
almost beyond repair in a stunning new plot. More heroic, large scale battles
with bigger armies are at reach to defeat more powerful foes. Intense boss
fights never seen before promise to pit hero's forces against unique and
terrifying enemies. A new wide range of camera control options, revised
animations and an extensive tutorial will provide for the ultimate gaming
"We are excited to begin King Arthur II with the Paradox publishing
team," said Zoltan Pozsonyi, Producer of King Arthur II for Neocore. "We have
every intention of testing the limits in the sequel. With an extraordinary
new plot and insane new battles, our community's expectations will be blown
"We couldn't be more thrilled to add King Arthur II to our lineup of
exceptional upcoming titles. From the early development that has taken place,
we know this newest title will more than live up to its predecessor," said
Fredrik Wester, CEO of Paradox Interactive.
Founded in 2005, Neocore Games aims to develop high quality products.
Developers of Crusaders: Thy Kingdom Come and King Arthur: The
Role-Playing Wargame, Neocore Games utilizes its Coretech 3D engine to offer
stable and strong technology to deliver the best in-game graphics of the
industry. For more on Neocore Games, visit http://www.neocoregames.com
About Paradox Interactive
Since 1999, Paradox Interactive has been a leading global developer and
publisher of PC-based strategy games. World-renowned for its strategy
catalog, the company holds a particularly strong presence in the United
States and Europe. Its steadily-growing portfolio includes originally
developed titles such as the critically acclaimed Europa Universalis,
Crusader Kings, Victoria and the Hearts of Iron franchises, as well as
publishing titles such as the Mount&Blade series, Lionheart: Kings' Crusade,
Majesty 2, Cities in Motion and Magicka. Paradox made an explosive entry onto
consoles during 2010 with the release of Lead and Gold: Gangs of the Wild
West. For more information, please visit http://www.paradoxplaza.com and
follow http://www.facebook.com/ParadoxInteractive and http://www.twitter.com/pdxinteractive.
King Arthur II (c) Paradox Interactive. All Rights Reserved.
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LOS ANGELES, Jan. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- BYO Network has announced the launch of BYOCHANNEL.COM, streaming online and on mobile devices. The BYO digital network, currently in beta, delivers what the company name implies: Build Your Own Channel.
Believing that the best person to program someone's music experience is the person who is listening, BYO's team developed proprietary technology that gives any user the ability to create and share an unlimited number of listening channels according to their unique tastes and preferences. With BYO you can update your channels as often as you want. The result is a portable, sharable listening experience that is flexible for today's mobile lifestyle.
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comScore Launches Video Metrix 2.0 in the UK to Measure Evolving Online Video Landscape
LONDON, January 14, 2011/PRNewswire/ --
- New Metrics Offer Detailed Market Intelligence for UK Industry
comScore, Inc. (Nasdaq: SCOR), a leader in measuring the digital world,
today announced the UK launch of Video Metrix 2.0, the next generation of
comScore's industry leading online video measurement service. The new service
offers several enhancements - including reporting of online video ad
impressions - designed to better align with the realities of today's online
video landscape. For more information on Video Metrix 2.0, please visit http://www.videometrix2.com.
"The dynamics of online video - both in terms of consumption patterns and
economics - have evolved considerably in recent years and the industry has
come to recognize its growing importance as an advertising channel," said
Mike Read, comScore senior vice president and managing director for Europe.
"Video measurement needs to be just as innovative in order to capitalize on
new monetization opportunities and help pave the way for digital media
convergence with traditional media."
Enhancements to the service include:
- The ability to filter video viewing activity between advertising and
- A unique reach/frequency tool to help agencies plan against online
- Additional reporting metrics, including average daily unique viewers,
viewing sessions, percentage of ads by videos viewed, percentage of ads
by time spent viewing video, ads per content video, content minutes per
- Ranking of video advertising networks by actual reach of ads delivered
(as opposed to potential reach of the network)
For more detailed insights into Video Metrix 2.0 please join us for a
complimentary webinar (see details below).
Top 5 UK Video Content Properties by Viewing Sessions
In the UK, 34.7 million Internet users watched 6 billion content videos
in November 2010. During the same month nearly 964 million viewing sessions
took place, resulting in an average of 6 videos viewed per session. Google
Sites, driven primarily by video viewing at YouTube.com, ranked as the top
video content property with 428 million viewing sessions during the month and
30.4 million unique viewers, followed by BBC Sites (46.8 million viewing
sessions) and Vevo (41.4 million sessions).
Top UK Online Video Content Properties
Ranked by Viewing Sessions (000)
Total UK - Home & Work Locations
Source: comScore Video Metrix
Viewing Total Unique
Sessions Viewers Videos
Property (000) (000) (000)
Total Internet : Total
Audience 963,971 34,720 6,032,002
Google Sites 427,608 30,401 2,831,218
BBC Sites 46,845 9,917 146,240
VEVO 41,430 9,774 71,174
Facebook.com 28,205 8,819 42,328
Dailymotion.com 13,099 3,382 33,282
*A session is a period of time with continuous video-viewing. A
session ends, if a viewer is inactive for 30 minutes.
Top 5 UK Video Ad Properties by Unique Video Viewers
In November 2010, 527 million video ads were viewed by 23 million UK
Internet users, representing an average of 23 video ads per viewer.
SpotXchange Video Network ranked first reaching 7.2 million unique viewers,
followed by Google Sites (5.8 million) and Joost Video Network (5.8 million).
Among the top 5 sites, ITV delivered the highest number of video ads (62.6
million) and frequency of video ads (14 video ads per viewer).
Top UK Online Video Ad Properties
Ranked by Unique Video Viewers (000)
Total UK - Home & Work Locations
Source: comScore Video Metrix
Viewers Video Ads*
Property (000) (000)
Total Internet : Total Audience 23,007 527,132
SpotXchange Video Ad Network** 7,218 28,952
Google Sites 5,777 22,561
Joost Video Network (by Adconion
Media Group)** 5,757 20,469
ITV Sites 4,553 62,603
Crosspoint Media** 4,269 38,582
* Video ads include streaming-video advertising only and do not
include other types of video
monetization, such as overlays, branded players, matching banner ads,
homepage ads, etc.
**Indicates video ad network
Live Webinar on Wednesday, 26th January 2011, 3pm GMT
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LONDON, Jan. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- IG Markets, the UK's leading Contract for Difference (CFD) firm, is now offering its new iPhone dealing app for download. Available free of charge from the AppStore, the application will offer CFD trading (http://www.igmarkets.co.uk/) clients a range of facilities including the ability to view prices on the full range of markets, place trades, obtain real-time charts and also receive breaking news headlines from Thomson Reuters.
Philip Adler, Managing Director of IG Markets (UK), commented:
'The popularity of the iPhone has been nothing short of phenomenal. We launched an award winning browser optimised for the handset in 2009, but this latest move means existing and new clients alike can find IG Markets in the AppStore too.'
IG Markets has been offering an optimised browser for the iPhone since early 2009, which proved to be highly popular with existing clients. Making a widely accessible, downloadable application available from the AppStore was the obvious next step. At present the app is designed for UK clients only but will be rolled out to other territories in the coming months. In addition to the next-generation features mentioned above, clients will also be able to:
-- Place CFD trades on the full IG Markets range of instruments - over
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-- Open and close positions
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-- View watchlists
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-- View real-time account balances.
Widely recognised as an innovator in its field, IG Markets has offered dealing on mobile phones since 2004. In addition to the iPhone, IG Markets also fully supports BlackBerry devices, PDAs and other smartphones, such as those running the Android operating system. The iPhone app is also compatible with Apple's iPad.
About IG Markets
IG Markets is an international market-maker in financial derivatives, offering clients the ability to trade CFDs (http://www.igmarkets.co.uk/cfd/about-cfds.html) on over 8,000 shares listed on markets worldwide, along with indices, currencies, commodities and treasuries. IG Markets is part of IG Group (IGG.L), which employs in excess of 900 people and has offices in 14 countries worldwide. For further information please visit http://www.igmarkets.co.uk or call +44 (0) 20 7896 0011.
Apple, the Apple logo, iPod, iPod touch, iPad and iTunes are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. iPhone is a trademark of Apple Inc. App Store is a service mark of Apple Inc.
*Largest CFD provider based on number of accounts as judged by Investment Trends 2010 UK Spread Betting/CFD Report
Namecheck.com Checks Availability of Domain Names, Social Media Usernames, Trademarks
BOSTON, January 14, 2011/PRNewswire/ -- Domain registrar United Domains has today announced the launch of
Namecheck.com (http://www.namecheck.com/), an innovative new search engine
for discovering and registering online names.
This user-friendly website allows for the simultaneous search of domain
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lists available domains, usernames, and word-based trademarks in green,
registered ones in red. Clicking on a result takes the user to either the
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example, a quick search for the name "Adidas" reveals that the Twitter
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available name across many platforms. Additionally, the site is an
excellent tool for brainstorming names.
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United Domains acquired the noteworthy and internationally recognizable
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About United Domains, Inc.
Located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United Domains ( http://www.uniteddomains.com) is a member of the United Internet Group, along
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League of Two Web Series Delves Deep Into the Creative Process of Duos
42BELOW Vodka joins VICE on Seven Episode Series Featuring Chromeo, Bompas & Parr, Duckie Brown, Roman & Williams and more
CORAL GABLES, Fla., Jan. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Today VICE and 42BELOW vodka announcethe debut of League of Two, a new Web series exploring the nature of creative partnerships. Seven webisodes profile several of the most innovative dynamic duos working in the fields of music, film, food, fashion and design. Each piece presents the history, significance and working process of each pair while capturing the agonies and ecstasies of working in collaboration. The seven webisodes can be viewed at http://vbs.tv/leagueoftwo.
"A brand that celebrates independent spirit, creativity and being a bit different from the rest, 42BELOW vodka saw an opportunity to showcase thriving creative duos with the League of Two, so we jumped at it," said Joe Metevier, brand director, 42BELOW vodka.
Some of today's most creative and gifted duos may fly below the radar to many people, but are well regarded in their industries. Foodies, audiophiles, and film buffs may enjoy the end result of a particular collaboration, but do they know what goes into making it that spectacular? It's an intricate process with many highs and lows, and conceivably some hair loss, but ultimately the final product is worth their efforts.
"We started to notice that a lot of the most interesting, innovative and strangest subjects worked in pairs, so we decided to create the League of Two series and put a microscope on the collaborative process of duos," said Thobey Campion, producer, VBS.TV. "Instead of common profile pieces, we found duos from all walks of life and joined their on-going work process. From legendary designers, Duckie Brown and Roman & Williams, to experimental food pioneers, Bompas & Parr, the resulting episodes all provide a true explanation of the term mutually beneficial."
League of Two featured artists and webisode launch dates, include:
-- Partners & Spade (Tuesday, Jan. 4)
-- Creative tycoons Andy Spade and Anthony Sperduti are behind the
hybrid design agency Partners & Spade, located in the heart of
Manhattan's NoHo district.
-- YACHT (Tuesday, Jan. 18)
-- A product of Portland, Oregon, this electro-pop lifestyle band
entered duo-ship in 2008. Their manifesto reads; YACHT is a
"...belief system...all people are welcome to become members of
YACHT." We suggest you climb aboard.
-- Duckie Brown (Tuesday, Feb. 1)
-- New York designers Daniel Silver and Steven Cox of the menswear line
Duckie Brown use hand tailoring, unique fabrics and bold colors to
ensure they are "dressing men beautifully."
-- Bompas & Parr (Tuesday, Feb. 15)
-- London blokes Sam Bompas and Harry Parr are something like culinary
architects, on a mission to show the world what it means to truly
-- Duo To Be Announced (Tuesday, March 1)
-- Roman & Williams (Tuesday, March 15)
-- Founded by Robin Standefer and Stephen Alesch, the New York based
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-- Chromeo (Tuesday, March 29)
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(David Macklovitch) are best friends and a rarity as an Arab/Jewish
collaboration that happens to make amazing music.
As evidenced by its name, 42BELOW has a penchant for numbers. This highly awarded vodka is created 42 degrees below the equator in one of the most remote places in the world - New Zealand. One of the last countries to be inhabited by man, New Zealand is home to some of the purist water and air the world, another combination that works well together. 42BELOW respects the natural elements of its native land and the imaginative and artistic qualities of their consumers and the duos captured in the League of Two series.
42BELOW has its own duo worthy of inclusion in the League of Two, Vodka Professors Paul Franich and Raj Nagra. Franich has been with 42BELOW vodka since its inception - helping launch the brand in New Zealand with founder Geoff Ross and has since carried the brand to the U.S. as the New York City Brand Ambassador.
Nagra an expert mixologist and bartender has been at it for more than 15 years. Impressing cocktail seekers with precision bottle flair and well crafted beverages, he joins forces with Franich during the United States Bartender's Guild's 42BELOW Cocktail World Cupto share their art and passion with the world. This truly unique event brings the world's best and most passionate bartenders to the world's greatest country, New Zealand, for a week of extreme activities and innovative cocktail making.
In honor of the League of Two and its subjects, Paul and Raj paired up to create a dynamic dozy of a drink known as "The Duo."
-- Two parts 42BELOW Vodka
-- One half part Martini Bianco
-- One lemon twist
-- Take a frozen mixing glass and fill with large cold, hard ice cubes. Add
Martini Bianco, stir briefly and strain. Add two parts of 42BELOW vodka
and stir rapidly for 12 seconds. Strain into a frozen cocktail glass and
garnish with a lemon twist.
VICE was launched in 1994 as a small print zine in Montreal and has since grown into a global media juggernaut, featuring Vice Magazine, VBS.TV, VIRTUE Worldwide, VICE Music, VICE Films, VICE Books and more. Vice Magazine has a circulation of over 1.2 million and is distributed in 30 countries and in 13 languages. VBS.TV, launched in 2007 as VICE's online television network, has become an industry leader in broadcasting original content and news online.
The channel now boasts over 40 established shows covering everything from current events to sports to investigative reporting to music. For more information, visit http://viceland.com.
42BELOW vodka was launched in 1998 in the premium vodka segment and has shown strong volume growth since its inception. The brand known for its innovative, bold and entrepreneurial style has earned a strong reputation for authentic New Zealand quality and exceptional taste, reflected in winning numerous prestigious international awards. 42BELOW vodka, acquired by Bacardi Limited in 2006, is currently distributed in more than 25 countries.
About Bacardi U.S.A., Inc.
Bacardi U.S.A., Inc. is the United States import and distribution arm of one of the world's leading spirits and wine producers. The company boasts a portfolio of some of the most recognized and top-selling spirits brands in the United States including BACARDI® rum, the world's favorite and best-selling premium rum, as well as the world's most awarded rum; GREY GOOSE® vodka, the world-leader in super-premium vodka; DEWAR'S® Blended Scotch Whisky, the number-one selling blended Scotch whisky in the United States; BOMBAY SAPPHIRE® gin, the top-valued premium gin in the world; CAZADORES® blue agave tequila, the number-one premium tequila in the world; MARTINI® vermouth, the world-leader in vermouth; and other leading and emerging brands. For additional information, please visit http://www.BacardiUSA.com.
AOL Selects Everyday Health to Become Exclusive Health Destination
New Partnership to Drive AOL Users to Everyday Health
NEW YORK, Jan. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Everyday Health, Inc., a leading provider of health solutions, today announced that AOL Inc. (NYSE: AOL) will make Everyday Health the exclusive health destination for AOL Network, replacing AOL Health. Beginning April 1, 2011, AOL's nearly 14 million daily users* [*December 2010 comScore Media Metrix] seeking health content will be directed to Everyday Health's award-winning health content.
This partnership solidifies Everyday Health's leadership in online health. In Q4 2010, Everyday Health led the health category, according to comScore, with 26.8 million monthly unique visitors. This deal will provide AOL users with easy access to the advice, tools, guidance, and support, which has made Everyday Health so popular with health-information seekers. The deal underscores Everyday Health's importance to health marketers--the company will retain responsibility for all advertising sales, regardless of where users come from, and offer a significant increase in qualified users and valuable advertising inventory on Everyday Health.
"We are excited to service AOL's qualified health users with the information they need to live better every day," said Everyday Health CEO, Ben Wolin. "This deal is part of an aggressive growth strategy for Everyday Health to make the greatest impact on the widest audience. Just last month we announced our expansion into the healthcare professional market with the acquisition of MedPage Today. We are committed to providing consumers, professionals and advertisers with the best health solutions."
As the exclusive health destination for AOL's health condition, disease and drug content, Everyday Health will be promoted through AOL's homepage with prominent placement throughout AOL. AOL's active health seekers will be led to EverydayHealth.com and its comprehensive portfolio of health and wellness sites that span the health spectrum - from in-depth medical content for condition prevention and management to healthy lifestyle offerings.
About Everyday Health, Inc.
Everyday Health is a leading provider of health solutions. The company provides consumers, healthcare professionals, and brands with content and advertising-based services across a broad portfolio of over 25 websites that span the health spectrum - from in-depth medical content for condition prevention and management to lifestyle offerings in pregnancy, diet and fitness. With over 27 million unique users each month (source: comScore), Everyday Health offers users the tools, community, and expert advice they need to live healthier, every day.
The Everyday Health portfolio includes well-recognized and trusted health brands, including http://www.EverydayHealth.com; http://www.Carepages.com; PDRHealth.com; http://www.WhatToExpect.com, from the world-renowned pregnancy and parenting brand, What to Expect; and http://www.JillianMichaels.com, from Jillian Michaels, star of the hit NBC television show, "The Biggest Loser." The portfolio now includes http://www.medpagetoday.com, a news organization serving healthcare professionals. Everyday Health was founded in 2002 by CEO, Ben Wolin, and President, Mike Keriakos and investors include Foundation Capital, NeoCarta Ventures, Revolution, Rho Ventures, Scale Venture Partners, Technology Crossover Ventures and Village Ventures.
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