GAIN Capital to Acquire Deutsche Bank's dbFX Retail Foreign Exchange Trading Business
NEW YORK and LONDON, April 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- GAIN Capital Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: GCAP), a global provider of online trading services, has reached an agreement with Deutsche Bank AG to acquire dbFX, Deutsche Bank's retail foreign exchange trading business. The agreement also provides for the referral of retail forex clients from Deutsche Bank to GAIN Capital over the two-year period following the closing of the transaction.
Under the acquisition agreement GAIN Capital will make certain payments to Deutsche Bank based on contract volume generated by transferring customers, subject to a specified minimum payment. The transaction is subject to customary regulatory approvals and other closing conditions.
Since dbFX was launched in 2006, volumes on the platform have grown every year culminating with full year 2010 volumes being 56 percent higher than full year 2009 volumes.
"We're pleased to be able to offer our services to Deutsche Bank's retail clients, and look forward to continuing to provide the high level of customer service that dbFX customers have come to expect," said Glenn Stevens, chief executive officer, GAIN Capital. "One of the reasons we decided to go public was to selectively pursue attractive acquisition opportunities that would complement our business and enhance value to all parties. We believe this transaction does exactly that."
dbFX clients will now be able to enjoy the benefits of trading through FOREX.com, GAIN's award winning retail division.
Zar Amrolia, global head of foreign exchange at Deutsche Bank, said "Having developed dbFX into one of the world's most successful online foreign exchange providers for retail clients, we believe now is the right time to set the business on a course for further growth under the ownership of an online retail specialist. We will work with GAIN Capital to ensure a seamless transition."
Deutsche Bank remains the world's largest provider of foreign exchange to institutional and corporate clients.
About GAIN Capital
GAIN Capital Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: GCAP) is a global provider of online trading services. GAIN's innovative trading technology provides market access and highly automated trade execution services across multiple asset classes, including foreign exchange (forex or FX), contracts for difference (CFDs) and exchange-based products, to a diverse client base of retail and institutional investors.
A pioneer in online forex trading, GAIN Capital operates FOREX.com®, one of the largest and best-known brands in the retail forex industry. GAIN's other businesses include GAIN GTX, a fully independent FX ECN for hedge funds and institutions, and GAIN Securities, Inc. (member FINRA/SIPC) a licensed U.S. broker-dealer.
GAIN Capital and its affiliates have offices in New York City; Bedminster, New Jersey; London; Sydney; Hong Kong; Tokyo; Singapore; and Seoul.
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CONTACT: GAIN PUBLIC RELATIONS: In EMEA: Sorrel Beynon, +44 (0) 20 3047 2368, or Laura Crooks, +44 (0) 20 3047 2366, both of Edelman, email@example.com; or In North America: Christa Conte, +1-212-808-4902, or Savannah Tikotsky, +1-212-808-4903, both of Feintuch Communications, firstname.lastname@example.org; or GAIN INVESTOR RELATIONS: Henry Lyons, GAIN Capital, email@example.com, +1-908-212-3980
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XONA Media Announces X-Suite 5.0, Next Generation Management Platform for Movie Kiosks
Advanced software sets new standard for turnkey management of distributed kiosk networks
SAN FRANCISCO, April 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- XONA Media, developer of the world's only movie kiosk capable of both traditional disc retail as well as digital media downloads, announced today the release of X-Suite 5.0. This next generation management platform for movie and game kiosks offers an unparalleled set of comprehensive features to enable new operators to compete in the fast-growing DVD, game and digital movie kiosk markets.
Rapid Growth, New Challenges
Rentals from DVD kiosks have just surpassed Netflix while pushing former leaders Blockbuster and Hollywood Video into bankruptcy. Over 10,000 video stores have shuttered, shifting billions of dollars in movie rentals and tens of millions of customers to DVD kiosks and Netflix.
"The entire industry has been caught off guard by the success of automated DVD rental kiosks," said Pete Popcke, Chief Operating Officer of XONA Media. "In today's economic environment, consumers demand convenience and value -- and are increasingly dissatisfied with the old choices."
Turnkey Management Platform
Without the capabilities of X-Suite 5.0, entrepreneurs and operating companies could not effectively challenge national chains like Redbox and NCR. XONA Media's new X-Suite 5.0 software platform represents the next-generation, enterprise-class, full-featured software suite, providing both large and small operators with the industry-leading management tools to maintain real-time control of a dynamic retail network.
Capabilities of XONA X-Suite 5.0:
-- Advanced, Web-based systems for remote diagnostics and robotics
-- Internet reservations of kiosk inventory
-- Promo-code campaign management
-- Email marketing and receipts to build customer loyalty
-- Full white label custom branding
-- Support for advance subscription rental programs
-- Digital media delivery and management
-- Full lifecycle inventory management system and EZ Load tools for on-site
-- 24/7 remote kiosk monitoring with automated notifications via email or
-- Comprehensive customer service tools and real-time performance reports
-- Major movie trailers automatically downloaded and managed for overhead
flat screen displays
-- Advertising-ready digital signage
The release of X-Suite 5.0 complements XONA Media's breakthrough MK3, the world's first "hybrid" Entertainment Kiosk, an integrated solution capable of renting and selling physical disc DVDs, Blu-ray movies and games, as well as offering the fastest downloading of digital movies, TV shows, or other digital media.
About XONA Media
XONA Media is a privately held media technology and services company providing innovative systems to link brick-and-mortar retailers to the Web and bridge physical media and digital delivery formats. With a team of retail and media distribution experts from Hollywood Video, Sonic Solutions, DVD Play, Premier Retail Networks and Zoom Systems, XONA Media leverages consumer insights and future-forward technology to dramatically reduce the costs of retail operations while creating transformative consumer experiences. Additional information is available at http://www.xonamedia.com.
For Additional Info: Contact Pete Popcke at 888-966-9662
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Apogee and FitnessInsite Announce JV to Create Apogee Media LLC
Joint venture creates the largest digital media, web-based technology and advertising network in the health & wellness sector
NEW YORK, April 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- American International Lifestyle's portfolio of companies, which includes Apogee Lifestyle, Apogee Wellness, Power Pilates, Pilates Pro and Beyond Barre (collectively "AIL"), has signed an agreement with FitnessInsite, a leading web-based technology & advertising network in the health club & sports performance space, to form Apogee Media LLC ("Apogee Media").
The joint company will leverage AIL's library of thousands of hours of educational and wellness video content and distribute it across FitnessInsite's 160 client sites throughout the health & fitness industry. In addition, Apogee Media will utilize its private label software platform for corporate wellness programs, hospitals, alternative medical practices and health & fitness websites across North America.
The company will begin to develop customized digital media at its new production studio in New York City while also working with exclusive content partners including leading doctors, personal trainers, chiropractors, group exercise instructors, pilates & yoga instructors, sports rehabilitation specialists, physical therapists, nutritionists and alternative medicine practitioners. The proprietary technology platform, powered by FitnessInsite, will serve as a powerful online distribution channel that already reaches millions of consumers and fitness enthusiasts.
"Apogee Media brings together thought-leaders from the health and wellness industries as well as proven entrepreneurs from the internet and digital media sectors," said Michelle Miller, CEO of Apogee Media. "I am excited to hit the ground running with this powerful team and the unique balance of proprietary technology, validated content and innovative online media developments."
Irv Cohen, President of Apogee Lifestyle, stated, "Our portfolio of companies is a 'who's who' in the wellness, pilates and core programming disciplines. The ability for us to leverage the web and reach millions of instructors and consumers will take us to the next level. The creation of Apogee Media expedites our initiatives, empowers us to better leverage social media marketing and puts us at the epicenter of the wellness community.
"During the past decade, FitnessInsite has been building a substantial client network by providing private-label web platforms with interactive sales, content management and interactive fitness & nutrition applications to over 160 clients representing over 700 bricks & mortar health club locations across the U.S.," said Pete Moore, Chairman of FitnessInsite and Managing Partner at Integrity Square LLC, "We recognized the need to layer our network with a significant amount of video content and community building in order to fuel our online platforms. This partnership with the Apogee family of companies, their people, and their extended network will be the perfect combination of Distribution & Content in the rapidly growing and dynamic health & wellness category. "
Founded in 2000, FI provides custom online solutions for the health and fitness industry including: Interactive web-based content & management technology solutions, website design and development, hosting, b2b software licensing, client retention and lead generation services, online advertising, and supplement & fitness product sales. Since inception, FP has facilitated more than 235,000 client leads, has built more than 160 custom websites, representing over 700 individual health club and wellness organizations. FI's offices are located in Scottsdale, AZ and NYC.
The AIL Group is a fully integrated health and wellness network with a passion for healthy living at its core. The AIL brands offer integrated wellness experiences and inspires a lifelong practice of natural well-being and optimum health through its premium products, education programs, wellness centers and studios. Headquartered in White Plains, NY, AIL wholly owns and operates a portfolio of brands including: APOGEE Wellness, Apogee Pilates & Wellness Centers, Power Pilates and Pilates-Pro.com.
Contact: Michelle Miller, CEO
Apogee Media LLC, firstname.lastname@example.org
T-Mobile Rolls Out the Magenta Carpet for Launch of the New Sidekick 4G by Samsung
Nicky Hilton, Jenna Ushkowitz, Travis Barker, and The Strokes Celebrated the Rebirth of T-Mobile's Iconic Device Running on America's Largest 4G Network
BELLEVUE, Wash., April 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/-- Last night, T-Mobile USA, Inc., celebrated the national launch of the new T-Mobile Sidekick® 4G(TM) by Samsung with an exclusive VIP event that transformed a private lot in Beverly Hills, Calif. into a progressive party complete with interactive stations that showcased the Sidekick 4G's best-in-class social media capabilities and super-fast 4G speeds. Event elements included: "Sidekick Recording Studio," which allowed guests to lay down music tracks; "4G Challenge Race Track," where mini-games showcased the Sidekick's lightning-fast 4G speed; and "Sidekick Sushi Social," where group texting came to life.
Music by DJ Ravidrums kicked-off the star-studded celebration attended by A-list celebrities, including Whitney Port, John Stamos, Chris Zylka, Amber Lancaster and Emile Hirsch. Near the end of the evening, more than one thousand fans rocked out to a special musical performance by The Strokes. After the performance, DJ Spider took over the turntables so guests could continue dancing into the night.
Guests, including the celebrity attendees, reveled in the party's merriment and interactive event stations. Paula Abdul jumped into the booth with DJ Ravidrumsto try on hisheadphones. Chelsie Hightower and Romeo two-stepped their way through the T-Mobile gift shop. Shaun White shared stories about Coachella with Tony Hawk while waiting for The Strokes performance to start.
Another unique event feature was the ability for guests to use pre-programmed RFID bracelets to automatically share their experiences with their friends online. A simple scan of their RFID bracelet at various points throughout the party instantly updated personal Facebook® pages and Twitter® handles with a brief message about what they had just experienced. Fans at home were then able to follow the celebration through a variety of social media channels, including real time updates via the Twitter® hashtag #SK4G and T-Mobile's Facebook page. Celebrity guests and mediaalso connected fans to the event by sending tweets, photos and videos from the new Sidekick 4G.
The Sidekick 4G is an Android-powered smartphone that pays tribute to its heritage with stylish good looks and a killer keyboard while redefining messaging and upgrading to 4G speeds. The 3.5-inch display marks the first Sidekick to feature a touch screen and its sturdy "pop-tilt" hinge reveals the previously acclaimed, five-row QWERTY keyboard that has long been a Sidekick hallmark and the reason behind its status as an exceptional messaging device. Visit http://sidekick.t-mobile.com/ for more information. To check out updates from the event, visit T-Mobile's Facebook page.
About T-Mobile USA
Based in Bellevue, Wash., T-Mobile USA, Inc. is the U.S. wireless operation of Deutsche Telekom AG. By the end of the fourth quarter of 2010, approximately 130 million mobile customers were served by the mobile communication segments of the Deutsche Telekom group -- 33.7 million by T-Mobile USA -- all via GSM and UMTS, the world's most widely-used digital wireless standards. Today, T-Mobile operates America's largest 4G network, and is delivering a compelling 4G experience across a broad line up of leading devices in more places than competing 4G services. T-Mobile USA's innovative wireless products and services empower and enable people to stay connected and productive while mobile. Multiple independent research studies continue to rank T-Mobile USA as a leader in customer care and customer satisfaction. For more information, please visit http://www.T-Mobile.com. T-Mobile is a federally registered trademark of Deutsche Telekom AG. For further information on Deutsche Telekom, please visit http://www.telekom.de/investor-relations.
New digital up, down converter from Texas Instruments drives down cost, boosts bandwidth and sensitivity for wireless infrastructure, software-defined radios
DALLAS, April 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NYSE: TXN) today introduced the industry's most powerful software-defined digital up and down converter (DUC/DDC). The GC6016 supports one to 48 DUC/DDC channels across four transmit and eight receive streams with up to 155 million samples per second (MS/s) composite bandwidth at a price point of less than $65 in 1,000-unit quantities. The GC6016 is suitable for wireless applications, such as narrow and wideband 2G, 3G and 4G wireless base stations and digital repeaters, software defined radios (SDRs), MIMO transceivers and wideband digitizers. For more information and to order samples of the GC6016, visit http://www.ti.com/gc6016-pr.
Key features and benefits
-- Features 48 digital up and down convert channels configurable for data
rates as wide as 184 MS/s with 98,304 decimation and interpolation range
for supporting multiple wide and narrow bandwidth signals with high
-- Provides fractional re-samplers, crest factor reduction, 48-bit
numerically controlled oscillators (NCO) and automatic gain control
(AGC) supporting up to four transmit and eight receive antennas
simultaneously with multi-band and multi-mode configurations.
-- Includes interfaces for up to four transmit and eight receive antennas
with real or complex inputs, enabling 2x2, 2x4, 4x4 and 4x8
transmit/receive solutions while simplifying board layout and reducing
cost by an order of magnitude compared to FPGAs.
-- 38 receive low voltage differential signaling (LVDS) pairs and 40
transmit LVDS pairs, each supporting up to 1.24 GSPS to provide a direct
interface with TI's newest and highest speed digital-to-analog
converters (DACs) and analog-to-digital converters (ADCs), such as the
ADS5400, ADS4149 and DAC3484.
-- Integrates I/Q imbalance correction for enhanced performance of wideband
complex transmit and receive signal chains, enabling lower sample rate
and lower cost DACs and ADCs for wide bandwidth applications.
The GC6016 combines with TI's latest generation of low-power, high-speed, high-bandwidth ADCs and DACs to provide a new level of wide bandwidth signal acquisition and transmission with low power, high density and low cost. For example, TI's ADS4xxx family provides up to 250 MSPS of speed with 14-bits of resolution, enabling more than 100 MHz of single-channel bandwidth for less than 300 mW. The DAC3484 family offers two- and four-channel 1.25 GSPS DACs for under wideband signal transmit at less than 250mW per channel.
Tools and support
The GC6016 evaluation module (EVM) is available for $3,499. The GC6016EVM mates directly to more than 75 high speed data converter evaluation modules, including all members of the ADS6xxx, ADS54xx, ADS4xxx, DAC3xxx and DAC56xx families, for maximum flexibility during evaluation and system prototyping. Additionally, the GC6016 includes an IBIS module available for free download today.
Availability and pricing
The GC6016 is sampling in a 23-mm x 23-mm TE-PBGA package, priced at $64.95 in 1,000-unit quantities.
Learn more about TI's digital radio portfolio by visiting the links below:
Texas Instruments semiconductor innovations help 80,000 customers unlock the possibilities of the world as it could be - smarter, safer, greener, healthier and more fun. Our commitment to building a better future is ingrained in everything we do - from the responsible manufacturing of our semiconductors, to caring for our employees, to giving back inside our communities. This is just the beginning of our story. Learn more at http://www.ti.com.
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Dish Network Offers HBO GO® and MAX GO®, Presenting More Than 1,800 On-Demand Movies and Original Series to Online Customers
DISH Network's DISHOnline.com delivers HBO® and Cinemax® titles not available on Netflix's online service
ENGLEWOOD, Colo., April 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- DISH Network L.L.C. today announced that DISHOnline.com now gives customers instant, unlimited access to HBO and Cinemax titles not offered by Netflix's online service. In connection with Home Box Office, Inc.'s new online video destinations, HBO GO® and MAX GO®, DISH Network customers who subscribe to HBO or Cinemax premium channels can now instantly watch nearly all of the respective current HBO or Cinemax programming inventory - most of which is available in high definition - at DISHOnline.com. Customers have access to more than 1,800 titles including Hollywood hits such as Avatar, The Hangover and Up In The Air, original content like award-winning series Boardwalk Empire® and True Blood®, as well as independent films, cult favorites and more.
"DISH Network is thrilled to be working with HBO to bring this broad collection of top-billed content to our customers for instant access at DISHOnline.com," said Dave Shull, senior vice president of Programming for DISH Network. "DISH Network customers with an HBO or Cinemax subscription can also get new series titles after their premiere - plus bonus content including interviews, recaps and behind-the-scenes extras - none of which are available through Netflix's online service."
DISH Network customers who subscribe to the HBO or Cinemax TV packages can enjoy the respective online content any time and from any U.S. location with a broadband connection by simply logging on to DISHOnline.com, HBOGO.com or MAXGO.com.
DISH Network's DISHOnline.com is the only online video portal that gives customers the ability to integrate live and recorded TV with more than 150,000 popular movies, TV shows, clips and trailers into one easy-to-use-interface. For more information or to create an account, visit http://www.DISHOnline.com.
About DISH Network:
DISH Network Corporation (NASDAQ: DISH), through its subsidiary DISH Network L.L.C., provides more than 14.1 million satellite TV customers, as of Dec. 31, 2010, with the highest quality programming and technology with the most choices at the best value, including HD Free for Life. Subscribers enjoy industry-leading customer satisfaction, the largest high definition line-up with more than 200 national HD channels, the most international channels, and award-winning HD and DVR technology. DISH Network Corporation is a Fortune 200 company. Visit http://www.dish.com.
About HBO GO® and Max GO®:
HBO GO® and Max GO® are only accessible in the U.S. where a high speed broadband connection is available. Minimum connection of 3 Mbps required for HD viewing. Select titles not available in HD. HBO® and related channels and service marks are the property of Home Box Office, Inc.
Virtela Launches Industry's First Global Cloud Service for Managing and Securing Mobile Devices
Extends Virtela's Enterprise Services Cloud (ESC) to Provide Platform-Independent Mobile Device Management (MDM); Offers Real-Time Notification Guarantee
Key Enterprise Benefits:
- Faster time-to-service: Instant service turn-up via 50 Local Cloud Centers to 190+ countries
- Cost savings: Zero upfront charge, $5 per device, per month fee
- Proactive 24x7 management: real-time monitoring and notification backed by global guarantee
DENVER, April 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Virtela, the world's largest independent managed network, security and cloud services company, today announced the availability of the industry's first global cloud-based mobile device management service, offering enterprises an easy approach to manage the explosive growth of smartphones and tablets, whether corporate- or employee-owned, that delivers faster service delivery and a faster return on investment. Virtela's new cloud-based MDM Service leverages the company's global cloud infrastructure and 24x7 support to proactively manage mobility policies, applications, security and costs to increase employee productivity while reducing the resource drain on enterprise IT staff.
The proliferation of smart devices in the enterprise - especially the surge in employee-owned devices - is overwhelming IT teams trying to balance users' anytime, anywhere mobile access needs with corporate requirements to maintain the same level of management and security associated with business PCs. The constantly changing landscape of mobile device vendors and operating systems, plus the increasing use of these tools as primary computing devices, further compounds the complexities for enterprises seeking a unified global approach to mobile device management.
Virtela's cloud-based MDM Service gives enterprises centralized control of their global mobility strategy via a single self-service portal - VirtelaView(SM) - with follow-the-sun support by Virtela's Network and Security Operation Centers a single phone call away. Virtela's service leverages the company's Enterprise Services Cloud (ESC) platform to provide a unified solution with unprecedented reach to 190+ countries, independent of the mobile operator or platform (including Apple iOS, Blackberry, Android, Windows Mobile and Symbian), and multi-language support.
Delivered via Virtela's 50 Local Cloud Centers around the world, the new services can be turned up in minutes for much less than the cost of on-premises solutions. The Virtela service offers policy templates and initial set-up by specific user groups or roles, device configuration, and ongoing support, including proactive monitoring and notification. Automated alerts are generated for both IT staff and the end user if, for example, rogue application access is attempted or roaming/data usage thresholds are exceeded.
In tandem with the service, Virtela is announcing the first Real-Time Notification Service Level Agreement (SLA) for managed mobility services, which guarantees customers will be alerted within 15 minutes of mobile activities that compromise established corporate policies.
According to Forrester Research, approximately half of all firms have already embraced a multiplatform mobile strategy, and more than half provide some support to personally-owned smartphones.(1) "We're approaching a tipping point in mobile device consumerization at which users will push hard for access to the corporate network and basic work applications along with some level of IT support for both." (2)
"As we continue to make new acquisitions and grow the company globally, the complexity and urgency associated with managing large volumes of diverse mobile devices is becoming a higher priority," said Dennis Hodges, CIO of global manufacturer Inteva Products. "Virtela's cloud-based mobility services offer solutions for companies who require best-in-class support without increasing internal IT resources. These mobility services protect us from increased liability associated with downloading inappropriate applications or content, and ensure our ability to meet local compliance requirements around the world while offering end users great experience and tools."
Key Virtela MDM Business Benefits
-- Rapid Simple-Click Deployment. Companies can quickly ramp their managed
mobility strategies by leveraging Virtela-provided security policies,
simple-click configuration and provisioning, plus comprehensive granular
control via the VirtelaView self-service portal.
-- Real-Time Roaming Notification and Enforcement. The service quickly
detects when roaming - as well as data, voice, and SMS - usage
thresholds have been reached, and provides real-time alerts to the IT
team as well as the end-user to avert service charges associated with
unauthorized roaming or excessive data use.
-- Enterprise App Store Management. Enterprises can distribute internal
applications to mobile devices without going through vendor app stores
and apply pre-set access policies with a single click. The service also
provides the flexibility for IT or end users to update policies and
initiate or schedule other processes, such as backup.
-- In-Country Compliance Enforcement. Customers can perform configuration
management and back up data within specific countries or regions to
better meet local compliance and privacy laws. The service also
uniquely features SMS text archiving and search to meet additional
compliance requirements emerging in certain geographies.
-- Centralized Control via VirtelaView. Companies gain a single view into
their mobile device environment and can control access to key network
resources and applications by specific user groups or lines of business.
The portal can be white-labeled by enterprises or partners, and includes
asset tracking and management (including mobile OS, service plans and
applications by device), and security controls, such as remote lock and
data wipes for lost or stolen devices.
"We're excited to extend the proven benefits of Virtela's advanced cloud service platform to managed mobility, giving customers the same savings, scalability and investment protection while lifting a significant IT burden," said Virtela CEO B.V. Jagadeesh. "Virtela's cloud MDM service is the latest addition to our portfolio of mobile enterprise services, such as our award-winning cloud-based remote access and largest global footprint for 3G/4G wireless networks, with more innovation come."
Free 3-Month Trial & Other Resources
Virtela is offering a free three-month trial of the cloud-based MDM Service. For more information, please click here or call +1-720-475-4445.
Virtela's cloud-based MDM Service can also be leveraged by Virtela's current and new partners worldwide, and fully integrates with partners' back-end systems to offer a seamless service to end customers. For more information, please email email@example.com.
For additional expert insight into securing the mobile workforce, listen to this new podcast featuring Nemertes Research - Securing and Managing the Mobile Workforce, Including Employee-Owned Devices - that covers the key success factors for enterprise mobility initiatives.
(2)( )Personal Device Momentum Will Challenge Traditional Mobile Sourcing Strategies, Forrester Research, Inc., April 11, 2011
Virtela Technology Services Incorporated is the world's largest independent managed network, security and cloud services company. Virtela offers an award-winning suite of services - including managed networks, security, application acceleration and proactive infrastructure management - to mid-market and Fortune 500 customers around the world. Virtela offers unparalleled geographic reach to more than 190 countries through its partnerships with more than 500 carriers.
Virtela is headquartered in Denver, Colorado, with globally distributed Network Operations Centers in the U.S., India and the Philippines. For more information, please call +1 (720) 475-4000 or visit http://www.virtela.net.
CONTACT: Jane Morrissey, Virtela, +1-720-475-4012, firstname.lastname@example.org; or Angel Badagliacco, LMGPR for Virtela, +1-408-738-9150, email@example.com
TurboCharge(TM) Your Life and Your Waistline...on Your Kindle!
TurboCharged By Dian Griesel, Ph.D. and Tom Griesel, Which Offers A REVolutionary Approach to Rapid Fat Loss, Now Available for Kindle in the US
NEW YORK, April 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- TurboCharged, a new book by brother and sister co-authors Dian Griesel, Ph.D. and Tom Griesel, outlines a revolutionary 8-step rapid fat-loss program requiring no aerobic exercise, supplements or special equipment. Starting today, TurboCharged is available for the Amazon Kindle in the US. The book is also available in softcover.
After spending 30 years working with scientific researchers while continuously experimenting with various diets, the Griesels explain why all other diet and exercise advice to date is inherently designed to contribute to the growing epidemic of chronic obesity. With TurboCharged, they introduce entirely groundbreaking concepts that defy common weight-loss thinking and share eight simple steps that successfully deliver body-defining rapid fat loss in record time, along with greater health and improved odds of longevity.
The book's promise is that regardless of your age, current percentage of body fat, or scale weight, you can achieve a lean, awe-inspiring body by becoming "TurboCharged(TM)." Several testimonials within its pages detail the routes taken by others on their trip to the ultimate destination of "Leandom."
Readers will learn:
-- Why conventional diet and exercise advice makes and keeps us fat.
-- How to train the body to use excess body fat as fuel for energy needs.
-- A five-minutes-a-day technique that will maintain or increase lean
muscle mass while increasing metabolism.
-- The ideal foods and meals that will cut body fat quickly.
-- How to healthfully simulate the desirable effects of gastric banding
-- Why the best of diet intentions fail in the late afternoon and evening
and how to stop food cravings and moodiness while meeting life's
challenges with a greater sense of well-being.
-- That metabolic age can be reduced...and TurboChargers can prove it.
-- That having a lean, healthier body for life is actually remarkably easy.
"We live in a society where we are quite literally eating ourselves to death," writes Dr. Fred Pescatore, author of The Hamptons Diet, in the Foreword. "Everyone says they want to 'lose weight,' but what we really need is to lose fat. TurboCharged puts the emphasis on body-fat percentage--a true indicator of your state of health and risk for certain food-related diseases, such as heart disease and stroke. The authors' concept of the land of Leandom and the highway traveling there is a fantastic way to present what every one of us ultimately wants: to be lean and healthy."
Former CEO of the United States Olympic Committee and retired Brigadier General, Dr. Harvey Schiller USAF, commented: "Finally you can toss the exercise DVDs, failed diet programs, useless equipment and take control of your body! TurboCharged is what we've all been waiting for: a simple approach to better living and a powerful new lifestyle."
Srini Pillay, MD, Harvard psychiatrist and bestselling author of Life Unlocked, said: "I can't imagine a better way for dieters to develop a healthier relationship with food, 'TurboCharge' their body fat loss, rev-up their energy, and stay remarkably youthful. From both a psychological and medical perspective, this one's the Holy Grail."
To purchase a copy of TurboCharged for your Kindle or in softcover, please visit:
Telnic Named a Cool Vendor 2011 in Context-Aware Computing Report
LONDON, April 21, 2011/PRNewswire/ -- Telnic Limited (http://telnic.tel), the Registry Operator for
the .tel top level domain (TLD), today announced that it had been named as
one of six vendors in the Gartner Cool Vendor in Context-Aware Computing 2011
Report released this month.
The report, available from Gartner, highlights the benefits of
Telnic's DNS-based, real-time publishing platform.
Organisations from internet yellow pages (IYPs) to mobile
operators and Communications Service Providers (CSPs) can dramatically
differentiate their services by integrating .tel into their offerings and
provide real-time, intelligent context-aware options for their customers.
Justin Hayward, Business Development Director at Telnic, said:
"We're delighted to be included in this annual report on context-aware
computing as we believe this is an incredibly exciting and emerging sector.
The .tel architecture provides a key platform in making technology services
more personalized and intelligent, enabling a real step-change in the
communications and contact service experience for consumers and business
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HEALDSBURG, Calif., April 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Speaking directly to consumers through Social Media communication platforms is a priority for businesses all across the country, and Sonoma County's wineries are no exception.
When it comes to mobile communication, there's an app for just about everything. Whether you tweet, blog, or watch videos, "going mobile" is clearly winning the hearts and minds of wine lovers everywhere.
J Vineyards & Winery, celebrating its 25th year as a business in Sonoma County, has integrated an informational QR code on two of its upcoming wine releases -- the 2010 J California Pinot Gris varietal wine and a celebratory J Cuvee 20 "Anniversary" sparkling wine.
By scanning the QR code with your mobile device, you are instantly transported to a one-minute educational video on that particular wine. In these "quick hit" videos, J Founder and President Judy Jordan shares wine and food pairing tips.
In addition to wine back labels, the QR code can also be found on technical wine sheets and the J website. A QR code reader for your mobile smart phone can be easily downloaded from your favorite app store.
"This is a quick, easy, and fun way for wine lovers to track what's new with our wines," says the effervescent Jordan.
J Vineyards & Winery is located at 11447 Old Redwood Highway south of Healdsburg. The winery focuses on Brut and Brut Rose sparkling wines, as well as Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Pinot Gris Estate varietal wines, produced from grapes farmed primarily within Sonoma County's Russian River Valley appellation.
Founded by Judy Jordan in 1986, J Vineyards & Winery is an independently owned Sonoma County winery. The winery is celebrating its 25th Anniversary this year. To learn more, or to join the J Wine Club, go to http://www.jwine.com.
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Successful Entrepreneur Offers Small Business Marketing Solutions, Ignores Economic Downturn
Brian Williams's negative income went to making six figures as a work-at-home marketing consultant for local companies. The key to his meteoric success was Traffic Geyser's new online marketing solution, Main Street Marketing Machines 2.0: Fusion.
SAN DIEGO, April 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Before entrepreneur Brian Williams achieved success using Traffic Geyser's online system, Main Street Marketing Machines 2.0: Fusion, he and his wife, Rachel struggled to pay their bills:
"Prior to Main Street Marketing Machines, we were at rock bottom--living in a neighborhood we couldn't afford with three small children," said Rachel. "We were so far behind in paying rent, our landlord wouldn't fix the hot water heater when it broke. So, we'd heat water on the stove, and dump it into the kids' bath."
It's a situation that Mike Koenigs, CEO and Co-founder of Traffic Geyser, hopes others can avoid by using Fusion to make money helping the huge portion of the economy that needs it: local small businesses who desire online marketing strategies that work.
"Across America, local stores, shops and firms are watching pedestrian traffic drop while web traffic continues to increase. They're realizing that if they don't show up in online search results, their businesses won't survive," says Koenigs. "Internet marketing plans and services are in such demand right now, the lives of some of our most successful customers have experienced dramatic, positive changes since starting their marketing consulting businesses."
Mrs. Williams agrees, noting that the change could be felt by her entire family:
"Brian has always been an entrepreneur, but so often the work would be unrelenting, and take lots of time away from the family. With Traffic Geyser, he went from...
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Those interested in learning more about marketing to small businesses using Main Street Marketing Machines 2.0: Fusion, can visit buildlocalbusinessnow.com, or contact Will Christie at 800-962-9575, ext. 115.
About Traffic Geyser and Main Street Marketing Machines 2.0: Fusion
Founded in 2006, Traffic Geyser streamlines and automates online marketing for small businesses and entrepreneurs. We create platforms for building companies' reputations and nurturing relationships with prospects and customers using video, social media and mobile technologies.
Epson PowerLite Pilot Delivers Simplified Multimedia Management for Short Throw Classroom Projectors
User-Friendly Connection and Control Box Offers Easy, Centralized Management for Classroom Audio and Video Sources to Epson Projectors
LONG BEACH, Calif., April 21, 2011/PRNewswire/ --Epson, the number-one selling projector brand worldwide(1), today announced the PowerLite® Pilot(TM) Connection and Control Box, a simple, easy-to-use solution that offers extensive control of multimedia sources connected to Epson's wall-mounted short throw and ultra-short throw classroom projectors. The PowerLite Pilot gives teachers one convenient place to connect and manage audio and video sources such as computers, DVD players, iPods, and more, simplifying projector operation and cable management.
In addition, Epson is offering two optional accessories - a wireless pendant microphone and powerful external speakers - designed to deliver attention grabbing sound and help provide a completely integrated classroom control and sound enhancement solution. The accessories provide added value by helping to amplify sound and ensure all students in the class can hear the lessons.
"Epson is dedicated to providing comprehensive and useful solutions for the education market to enhance both the teaching and learning experience," said Sara Kim, associate product manager, Epson America. "The PowerLite Pilot makes it easy for teachers to connect and manage the wide range of multimedia devices that can be used with Epson short throw and ultra-short throw projectors. Additionally, the optional speakers and wireless microphone complete the system by providing a powerful combination for today's classrooms."
The PowerLite Pilot is a sleek, wall-mountable box with large buttons for easy operation and a cable cover that creates a clean, organized look to help avoid cable chaos. The control box is designed to mount on the wall next to the image, making it easily accessible to educators and enabling them to change sources or adjust volume with the press of a button, thus eliminating the need for a projector remote control. The various input/output connections available include: HDMI, two VGA (computer 1 and 2) connectors with corresponding Audio (inputs/outputs), S-Video with Audio (inputs/outputs), AUX Audio (for use with devices such as an iPod), USB Type A, USB Type B, and Record Out. The PowerLite Pilot also allows the selection of audio mute and volume adjustment for the optional speakers/microphone.
By offering a central point for all source cables to connect, teachers now have the flexibility to integrate a wide range of multimedia devices into their teaching that might previously have been much more expensive to manage with a ceiling-mounted projector. The PowerLite Pilot also includes an iPod/Epson Interactive Pen Holder that attaches to the side of the box for added convenience.
Optional Accessories - Speakers and Wireless Microphone
-- Active Speakers: Set of two speakers delivers 30 watts of powerful sound
with a built-in amplifier; speakers can also be installed as a
standalone accessory for other projectors without the PowerLite Pilot.
-- Wireless Pendant Microphone: Amplifies the teacher's voice through the
speakers to ensure the entire class can hear, while allowing teachers to
move freely about the classroom; includes an IR receiver module and IR
Pricing and Availability
The PowerLite Pilot will be available at the end of June through national resellers, pro audio/visual dealers, mail order, and distribution, for $249*. The optional speakers will be available for $149*, and the optional wireless microphone will be available for $449*. The PowerLite Pilot and its optional accessories will also be available through Epson's Brighter Futures® program, a unique sales and support initiative available specifically for schools. Brighter Futures is designed to help educators select and implement the best products for their classrooms while making the most of their budgets, and offers special pricing, extended Epson limited warranty, dedicated education account managers, and toll-free technical support for all applicable Epson products. For additional information about the PowerLite Pilot and accessories, visit http://www.epson.com.
About Epson America, Inc.
Epson is a global imaging and innovation leader dedicated to exceeding the vision of customers worldwide through its compact, energy-saving, high-precision technologies, with a wide lineup ranging from printers and 3LCD projectors for business, and the home, to electronic and crystal devices. Led by the Japan-based Seiko Epson Corporation, the Epson Group comprises nearly 80,000 employees in 102 countries around the world. Epson is proud of its ongoing contributions to the global environment and the communities in which it operates and has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index, an indicator for leading companies in economic, environmental and social criteria, for the third year in a row. Epson America, Inc. based in Long Beach, Calif. is Epson's regional headquarters for the U.S., Canada, and Latin America. To learn more about Epson, please visit: http://www.Epson.com. You may also connect with Epson America on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/EpsonAmerica), Twitter (http://twitter.com/EpsonAmerica) and (http://twitter.com/EpsonEducation) and YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/EpsonTV).
* Estimated street price
(1) Based upon Q4 2010 worldwide front projection market share estimates from Pacific Media Associates
Note: Epson is a registered trademark and Epson Exceed Your Vision is a registered logomark of Seiko Epson Corporation. PowerLite and Brighter Futures are registered trademarks of Epson America, Inc. All other product brand names are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their respective companies. Epson disclaims any and all rights in these marks.
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NETGEAR and ClearAccess Extend Integration Partnership to EuroDOCSIS & DOCSIS Cable Gateways
Remote management platform and cable gateway integration will be unveiled at the ANGA Cable Show
SAN JOSE, Calif. and VANCOUVER, Wash., April 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- NETGEAR®, Inc. (NASDAQGM: NTGR), a global networking company that delivers innovative products to consumers, businesses and service providers, and ClearAccess®, a leading supplier of managed broadband solutions, today announced they have completed integration of the ClearVision® Management and Applications Platform with NETGEAR's CG3000 family of DOCSIS 3.0 & EuroDOCSIS 3.0 cable gateways through a TR-069 and API integration.
The two companies will demonstrate this integration at the ANGA Cable Show, May 3-5 in Cologne, Germany.
By joining forces, NETGEAR and ClearAccess are positioned to help cable operators improve the setup and support of home networking through the combined strength of the ClearVision platform and the NETGEAR CG3000 family. Cable operators will have an opportunity to significantly reduce OPEX costs by enabling flow-through provisioning, instant customer support, and network diagnosis from their operations centers - all without truck rolls.
The partnership will also enable cable operators to deliver new revenue-generating services such as IP Video, home security and monitoring, storage backup, parental controls, whole-home bandwidth and quality of service (QoS) monitoring, and DLNA/UPNP media discovery services.
"We strive to lead in bringing technologies to market as soon as service providers are ready to deploy them," said Michael Clegg, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Service Provider Products at NETGEAR. "This partnership with ClearAccess comes at a time when cable operators in Europe and elsewhere are demanding tools to more efficiently manage their networks and to more quickly deploy advanced services."
"The collaboration with NETGEAR enables us to move forward together on key customer opportunities," said Ken Hood, Founder and Senior VP of Sales & Marketing at ClearAccess. "Service providers are now realizing they can deploy ClearAccess software across multiple devices, which accelerates their market footprint for new broadband applications while maintaining a consistent support experience."
NETGEAR and ClearAccess will demonstrate their network management integration at the ANGA Cable Show in Cologne, Germany, from May 3 to 5, in Hall 10.1, booth number R035.
NETGEAR (NASDAQGM: NTGR) is a global networking company that delivers innovative products to consumers, businesses and service providers. For consumers, the company makes high performance, dependable and easy to use home networking, storage and digital media products to connect people with the Internet and their content and devices. For businesses, NETGEAR provides networking, storage and security solutions without the cost and complexity of Big IT. The company also supplies top service providers with retail proven, whole home solutions for their customers. NETGEAR products are built on a variety of proven technologies such as wireless, Ethernet and powerline, with a focus on reliability and ease-of-use. NETGEAR products are sold in over 28,000 retail locations around the globe, and through more than 37,000 value-added resellers. The company's headquarters are in San Jose, Calif., with additional offices in 25 countries. NETGEAR is an ENERGY STAR® partner. More information is available at http://www.NETGEAR.com or by calling (408) 907-8000. Connect with NETGEAR at http://twitter.com/NETGEAR and http://www.facebook.com/NETGEAR.
ClearAccess offers service providers new possibilities in broadband deployments including the ability to manage TR-069 compliant gateways and other home or office networking devices. The ClearVision Management and Applications Platform reduces operational costs, and provides an applications platform for delivering new revenue generating consumer services over a variety of network types including Cable, DSL, Fiber, and Wireless. For more information, visit the ClearAccess website at http://www.clearaccess.com.
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Flint Technology Launches a Magento Ecommerce Website for AstleyClarke.com
LONDON, April 21, 2011/PRNewswire/ --
- Flint Technology Launched a New Ecommerce Website for the Award Winning
Online Designer Jewellers, AstleyClarke.com, on 29th March 2011.
AstleyClarke.com's new facilities are built on the Magento Enterprise
platform and include a full integration to MNP's OrderActive platform and to
the Lyris email marketing platform. A number of new pieces of Magento
functionality including item level giftwrap and advanced guided navigation
modules were developed during the build. The site also incorporates Flint's
new MNP DataFlow plugin that provides the basis of the synchronisation of
information between Magento and OrderActive. It allows store owners to
precisely define how information is passed between MNP and Magento and
provides a turn key multi-store/currency integration solution.
Astley Clarke now have vastly improved control over their site and
product content, and have the ability to use in-house technical resource
alongside the facilities provided by Flint. This in-house/out-sourced hybrid
solution gives Astley Clarke the flexibility and security to expand their
Justin Biddle, Commercial Director at Flint Technology said, "The work we
have put into this build brings Flint Technology's infrastructure to the
forefront of the Magento wave. We are so pleased to provide Astley Clarke
with a site that is both beautiful and functional, and which allows the
Astley Clarke team to develop their already magnificent brand."
"The Magento Enterprise platform offers unrivalled flexibility and the
ability to react quickly to changes in the eCommerce landscape. Working with
Flint as a development partner has enabled us to apply this mindset to the
build project and beyond, and we are incredibly excited about the
opportunities that our new website will bring." - Dan Coleman, Web
Development and IT Manager - AstleyClarke.com
Flint Technology is a software and systems integration agency
specialising in the provision of Magento ecommerce installations to the
retail industry as well as integration to best of breed complimentary
applications and services including marketing and logistics platforms.
Bec Astley Clarke brought to life her passion for fine jewellery in 2006
when she founded Astley Clarke. As a talented internet entrepreneur, Bec was
fuelled by her belief that there was a lack of imaginatively designed, fine
jewellery available online for the new generation of luxury customer.
Readdressing this imbalance, Astley Clarke's vision is to celebrate design
and craftsmanship in fine jewellery and to reinstate the coloured gemstone as
the hero of every stylish woman's wardrobe - whatever the occasion. All of
course, online. Astley Clarke designs its own exquisite jewellery collections
in addition to housing the very best edit of international jewellery
We have a keen VIP following amongst women at the very top of their
professional careers in politics, culture or academia. Our celebrity
following includes amongst others: January Jones, Nicole Kidman, Claudia
Schiffer, Elle Macpherson, Amanda Seyfried, and Olivia Palmero.
Ashford University Updates Assessment Website and Provides Greater Level of Transparency
SAN DIEGO, April 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Bridgepoint Education, Inc. (NYSE: BPI) today announced that Ashford University has updated its Assessment website in an effort to provide a greater level of institutional transparency. Ashford University originally created the Assessment website with the intention of providing relevant information to multiple parties, including students, educators, media, and regulators. The Assessment website discloses pertinent information about Ashford University and provides further detail on the University's statistical demographics and additional information. It will also provide information on institutional data, learning outcomes, general education assessment, institutional assessments, integrating quality, and institutional effectiveness.
"The Assessment website will serve as a valuable tool for those interested in obtaining knowledge related to Ashford University," said Ashford University President Dr. Elizabeth Tice. "This website is an additional effort of Ashford University to remain transparent while continuing to demonstrate the institution's high standards and dedication to quality education." To learn more, visit assessment.ashford.edu.
About Bridgepoint Education
Bridgepoint Education's postsecondary education services focus on offering associate's, bachelor's, master's and doctoral programs in such disciplines as business, education, psychology, social sciences and health sciences. Bridgepoint Education's regionally accredited academic institutions - Ashford University and University of the Rockies - deliver their programs online as well as at traditional campuses located in Clinton, Iowa, and Colorado Springs, Colorado. For more information about Bridgepoint Education, visit http://www.bridgepointeducation.com or call Shari Rodriguez, associate vice president of Public Relations, at 858.668.2580.
About Ashford University
Founded in 1918, Ashford University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (http://www.ncahlc.org). The University offers graduate and undergraduate degree programs online and at its Clinton, Iowa, campus. The University is known for its high quality yet highly affordable online and on-campus programs. For more information, please visit http://www.ashford.edu or call Shari Rodriguez, associate vice president of Public Relations, at 858.513.9240 x2513.
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The social network for moms releases iPhone app enabling moms to easily capture, share, and archive special childhood moments
SAN FRANCISCO, April 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Circle of Moms, creators of the social network and community solution for motherhood, today announced the release of its new iPhone app, Child Page. The Child Page app lets moms take and frame photos in fun designs, track developmental milestones, capture silly quotes and stories - and share them instantly. The app creates a memorable archive of their son's or daughter's childhood, and everything is securely and permanently stored in one place, on their Child Page at http://www.circleofmoms.com.
"Moms universally feel it's important to capture and share special moments of their child's life," notes CEO Ephraim Luft. "Yet 58% of them felt dissatisfaction with options available to them to do so today (COM Survey, 1/2011). There hasn't been a solution for moms that is fun, easy-to-use, and comprehensive. With 9 million Child Pages created on Circle of Moms to date - one child out of ten born in the US since 2006 - we knew we'd found an unmet need for moms. Now we are bringing the Child Page solution to our moms' iPhones."
With Child Page for iPhone moms can:
-- Capture photos, quotes, and milestones from their child's life
-- Add creative designs to personalize each upload
-- Share as privately or broadly as they wish - with family, friends, or
-- Securely archive everything on their Child Page at http://www.circleofmoms.com
About Circle of Moms
Circle of Moms has created the social network, and community solution, for moms. We help moms connect -- both to one another and to their families -- and tap a rich, authentic source of support: other moms. Over 6 million moms have joined to archive and share special moments and milestones, and to get the kind of advice and understanding that only other moms can provide. Circle of Moms hosts over 11,000 unique communities, and nine million Child Pages (accessible on-site and via iPhone) where moms chronicle and share their children's growth. The RoundUp serves up the best advice and topics from our community dialogues, in a concise, easy-to-read format. At Circle of Moms, moms can access all of this in one place--in between a lullaby and a load of laundry.
Now Available: Major New Viper SmartStart(TM) Release From Directed Electronics Offers Control of Home Alarms
Integration with interactive security systems powered by Alarm.com allows one-touch smartphone control of both car and home
VISTA, Calif., April 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Directed Electronics, maker of the award-winning Viper SmartStart, which lets users start, track and control their car from virtually anywhere with their smartphone, is pleased to announce the immediate availability of home control features on the Viper SmartStart app.
"By integrating interactive security services from Alarm.com in the Viper SmartStart app, users can not only control their car, but also arm and disarm their home alarm quickly and easily using their smartphone," said Mike Simmons, Executive Vice President of Directed Electronics. "With control of the things customers access on a daily basis in one convenient app, we are one step closer to replacing the keychain with the smartphone thanks to Viper SmartStart."
A quick flip of the wrist toggles between the car control and home control screens in the Viper SmartStart app. With the integration of the industry leading interactive security services from Alarm.com, users can now arm and disarm their home security system with one touch using their smartphone.
Home security system remote arming and disarming, powered by Alarm.com, is the very latest feature of the award-winning Viper SmartStart. Depending on the features and installation of their compatible Viper system, Viper SmartStart also allows users to:
-- Start their engine to control their cabin temperature
-- Lock and unlock their doors from anywhere
-- Pop the trunk
-- Control the horn or siren as a panic alert or car finder
-- Receive security alerts pushed to their smartphone
Users can also take advantage of the useful SmartPark feature, which remembers where the car is parked each time the user locks the car using their smartphone, as well as Viper Motor Club roadside assistance, which is available at no additional charge with all Secure Service Plans.
Viper SmartStart GPS
In addition to the new Home Control feature, Directed Electronics has also just released Viper SmartStart GPS (model number VSM250) which allows users to control, locate and track their vehicle using their smartphone, with additional family safety and social networking features. With Viper SmartStart GPS, parents can get alert notifications pushed right to their smartphone if their teen driver is speeding or drives where they're not supposed to.
Viper SmartStart is currently available on the iPhone, BlackBerry and Android platforms. Current users can update their app to v2.2 to receive home control features. To enable smartphone control of an Alarm.com-enabled home security system, please visit http://www.alarm.com to find an authorized dealer.
About Directed Electronics
Headquartered in Southern California, Directed Electronics is the largest designer and marketer in North America of consumer-branded vehicle security and remote start systems (sold under Viper®, Clifford®, Python®, Autostart® and other brand names). Directed Electronics is also a supplier of mobile audio products sold principally under the Orion® brand name, and digital OEM Integration products sold under the XPRESSKIT® brand name. Directed Electronics markets its broad portfolio of products through many channels including leading national retailers and specialty chains throughout North America and around the world. Founded in 1982, the company's primary operations are located in Vista, California and Quebec, Canada. For more information, please visit http://www.directed.com. Directed Electronics is a business unit of DEI Holdings, Inc.
Alarm.com is the industry leading technology provider of interactive security solutions. Through advanced wireless monitoring and web-based services, Alarm.com helps protect hundreds of thousands of residential and commercial customers throughout North America. Alarm.com's products and services are offered exclusively through a network of over 1,500 licensed and authorized Security Dealers. Visit http://www.alarm.com to learn more.
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Chrysler Group and Beats By Dr. Dre Bring Recording Studio Sound to the Automobile for the First Time
Chrysler and Beats By Dr. Dre audio partnership introduce a revolutionary approach to automotive sound by producing studio experience just as the artist intended
NEW YORK, April 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Chrysler Group and Beats By Dr. Dre announced today a bold new partnership that, for the first time, brings the studio quality sound experience of Beats By Dr. Dre technology and places it into an automobile: the all-new 2012 Chrysler 300S. This unique partnership is bringing the music studio to consumers in cars not just by adding speakers, but working the music makers themselves to reproduce sound the way that it's made in the studio. The announcement was made during Chrysler's press conference at the 2011 New York Auto Show.
Instead of the traditional approach to automotive sound entrusting lab coat-adorned engineers as the arbiters of musical taste, Beats By Dr. Dre founders Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine worked side-by-side with the engineering team at Chrysler to design and tune the 10-speaker audio system. The resulting audio experience offers a polished and refined professional-grade studio sound that only long-time music experts like Dr. Dre, a legendary producer and artist and Iovine, an acclaimed producer and chairman of Interscope Geffen-A&M Records could achieve.
"Our partnership with the Chrysler Group will set the bar for the way music should be heard in cars," said Jimmy Iovine, Chairman of Interscope Geffen-A&M Records and co-founder of Beats By Dr. Dre. "Beats By Dr. Dre has always been about restoring the emotional music connection between an artist and the listener, and Chrysler vehicles beginning with the Chrysler 300S will let drivers hear music the way the artists intended, replicating the feel and the sound that artists and producers work so hard to achieve."
"Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine have built their careers on revolutionary and forward thinking decisions that formulate trends in music, popular culture and technology," said Oliver Francois, president and CEO, Chrysler Brand. "Our goal in partnering with Beats By Dr. Dre is to revolutionize the expectations for audio quality in an automobile, establishing a new bar in sound that comes closer than ever before to replicating the recording studio sound of professionals like Dr. Dre and Jimmy for drivers of the new Chrysler 300S."
Appealing to younger, more style-centric customers that want world-class sophistication combined with athletic-luxury and a more aggressive look, the all-new 2012 Chrysler 300S delivers. This 300 "street machine" features 20-inch polished-face aluminum wheels with black painted pockets, wider all-season performance tires, touring-tuned (performance-tuned with V-8 engine) second-generation E-segment chassis architecture with 25 percent quicker steering and 20 percent heavier on-center feel than the entry-level 300 model - all designed for driving enjoyment.
Hinting that this Chrysler sedan was born with attitude and street-cred - unique body-color fascia accents and mirrors, and black-accented headlamp bezels with matching sculpted horizontal grille blades in black chrome replace bright chrome to give the 2012 Chrysler 300S a low-key street presence.
The interior of Chrysler 300S models exude an athletic-luxury theme with 12-way power-driver and passenger front seats with large-bolstered and heated monotone cloth sport seats surrounded by an interior environment in black or Radar Red. Exclusive use of Piano Black on interior center stack, instrument panel, steering wheel, gauge cluster and door panel elements provide a uniquely lacquered and highly detailed appearance. Completing the enthusiast-designed interior are Matte Carbon hydrographic finished accents, replacing traditional burl wood.
About the Chrysler Brand
The Chrysler brand has delighted customers with distinctive designs, groundbreaking technology, craftsmanship and intuitive innovation - all at an extraordinary value - since the company was founded in 1925.
The Chrysler brand continues that tradition in 2011 with a rejuvenated, stylish, well-crafted product lineup. Every 2011 vehicle the brand sells is all-new or significantly redesigned and engineered from the ground up. This succession of innovative product introductions propels the brand's standing as the leader in design, engineering and value. "Design with purpose" puts the premium for the Chrysler brand in the product, not the price.
The new Chrysler Town & Country minivan, the best-selling minivan in the United States in 2010, leads the way with a new powertrain offering best-in-class horsepower; an all-new, exquisitely crafted interior that includes improved Stow 'n Go® seating; an updated, elegant exterior design and more than 40 standard safety features on every model, including SafetyTec which includes blind spot monitoring, rear cross path detection, ParkSense® rear park assist, ParkView® rear back-up camera, rain-sensing wipers and SmartBeam headlamps. The Chrysler Town & Country minivan has won the R.L. Polk Loyalty award an unprecedented 10 times in-a-row.
The new 2011 Chrysler 200 sedan and Convertible offer consumers elegant styling within a vehicle segment often noted for its "sea of sameness." A stylish new exterior and all-new interior will wow consumers with its craftsmanship, high-quality materials and understated elegance. The new powertrain and major suspension overhaul provides a confident, spirited driving experience. Every safety feature is standard on the 200 sedan and 200 Convertible, and all models are packed with standard features at a price that offers customers a remarkable value.
With its elegant proportions and head-turning style, the all-new 2011 Chrysler 300 takes the "most award-winning new car ever" to new heights - combining the best of the nameplate's 56-year history with world-class craftsmanship, execution and upscale materials. Unmistakable proportions with added design, refinement and a more tailored appearance provides the all-new Chrysler 300 sedans with distinctive styling. By combining world-class accommodations with American style, the all-new Chrysler 300's interior features an expressive and elegant design with authentic materials, passenger comfort features and precise fit and finish. The 2011 Chrysler 300 sedans deliver grand-touring performance and world-class handling with efficient powertrains and new second-generation E-segment chassis architecture. Customers will feel connected, comfortable and secure with state-of-the-art connectivity, infotainment and more than 70 safety and security features. The iconic vehicle of the Chrysler brand sets the new standard for American sedans.
About Beats Electronics LLC
Established in 2006, Beats Electronics is the brainchild of legendary artist and producer Dr. Dre and Chairman of Interscope Geffen-A&M Records Jimmy Iovine, who set out to develop a new type of headphone with the capability to reproduce the full spectrum of sound that musical artists and producers hear in professional recording studios. In January of 2008, Dre and Iovine announced a partnership with Monster to engineer "Beats By Dr. Dre," the most advanced headphones ever developed. Continuing its mission to improve the quality of the portable audio experience, Beats announced a major partnership with Hewlett-Packard in 2009 to include Beats Audio software in the HP ENVY line of notebook PCs. In September 2010 Beats and Monster unveiled five new products that redefined the music listening experience, including Beatbox(TM), a game-changing digital sound system and iPod dock that expands the Beats sound experience into the social realm. For more information, please visit http://beatsbydre.com.
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Food News Media Formed to Serve Restaurant Industry
New B2B group includes award-winning QSR® magazine and Dine America conference
ATLANTA, April 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The parent company of award-winning QSR® magazine and top-ranked foodservice website QSRmagazine.com today announced the formation of a new publishing group, Food News Media. QSR associate publisher Greg Sanders has been named group publisher of the new venture, while Blair Chancey, editor in chief of QSR, has been named editorial director.
Food News Media remains committed to delivering relevant, unbiased industry news and information throughout its print, digital, and in-person properties, which include:
-- QSR--the flagship print source of news and information for more than
30,000 limited-service (fast-food, fast casual, snack, etc. ) executives
-- QSRmagazine. com--the Internet's most-visited trade foodservice site,
recently redesigned for an enhanced browsing experience
-- OneSource--in print and online, the most comprehensive resource and data
guide for the foodservice segment
-- Restaurant Franchising--targeted toward franchise owners and independent
restaurant owners interested in brand expansion
-- C-Store Foodservice--the only publication that addresses foodservice
operations within the convenience store environment
-- Dine America--an invitation-only, executive-level conference with an
emphasis on innovative professional development and elite networking
Food News Media is also developing a new foodservice property, which will enjoy the involvement of foodservice editors Ellen Koteff and Amanda Baltazar.
"Our flagship publication, QSR, has unmatched power in covering the limited-service segment, which represents half of restaurant industry sales," Sanders said. "With our other foodservice properties and the new product in development, Food News Media delivers the entire restaurant industry. The creation of this publishing group provides us with a compelling proposition to serve both readers and marketers with a multi-channel approach. "
About Food News Media
Food News Media is a multi-platform (digital, print, experiential) B2B media company that provides award-winning content to the senior executives, chefs, purchasing agents, franchisees, and independent restaurateurs who drive the $500 billion+ U. S. foodservice industry. Its portfolio of brands includes: FOLIO winner QSR; top-ranked foodservice news site QSRmagazine. com; the OneSource product and data guide; the annual Restaurant Franchising and C-Store Foodservice magazines; and executive leadership conference Dine America. It is an operating unit of Journalistic, Inc.
MemberClicks Introduces New Social Community Functionality
ATLANTA, April 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- MemberClicks, the leading provider of websites and membership software for small to medium-sized organizations is proud to announce the launch of their new social community engine that empowers organization members to interact with each other more than ever before.
The new system, available to current customers at no additional charge, allows members to connect with each other to share information, photos, posts, membership actions and more. Further, members can create new "Circles" of users organically to give members an easy way to communicate with each other to further the goals of the organization.
The new MemberClicks social community allows connected users to share their actions within the member community. This promotion of visibility to actions members take within the community allows members to see the life of the organization in real time - a departure from the more static member areas that many association management software provides. This visibility is designed to increase member participation and retention.
"By providing a robust online area for members to interact, organizations empower their members to further the organization's goals through the power of community," said Kevin Patrick, Director of Product Experience. "It allows organizations to exponentially increase member communication by removing barriers for end users and providing a place to connect."
The MemberClicks social community is available now for all MemberClicks customers. For more information or to receive a demonstration, visit memberclicks.com/community or call 800.914.2441.
ABOUT MEMBERCLICKS - MemberClicks provides refreshing technology solutions to small-staff membership organizations. From public and members-only websites to online membership management and event registration, MemberClicks empowers organizations to save time and sanity. Founded in 1998, MemberClicks works with more than 1,500 organizations throughout North America. For more information, visit http://www.memberclicks.com or call 1-800-914-2441.
AT&T Invests in Alabama Network to Deliver Most-Advanced Mobile Broadband Experience
Plans Call for Addition of More Than 50 New Cell Sites and the Expansion of Backhaul in 2011 as Part of Initiative to Drive 4G Speeds, Increase Wireless Network Capacity
BIRMINGHAM, Ala., April 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- AT&T* today announced plans to add more than 50 new cell sites and upgrade more than 70 cell sites across Alabama as part of its 2011 initiative to deliver the nation's most-advanced mobile broadband experience.
The Alabama wireless network enhancements are part of AT&T's planned $19-billion investment in its national wireless and wireline networks and other capital projects in 2011. The investment will support plans to enable 4G speeds over an increasing portion of the country throughout the year, including the planned initial launch of LTE beginning mid-year and the deployment of enhanced backhaul connections that enable 4G speeds**.
The 2011 investment will also support the build and upgrade of thousands of cell sites nationwide designed to increase network speed, coverage and reliability for both mobile voice and broadband services. AT&T also plans to install additional radio "carriers" at more than 30,000 cell sites nationally this year, enabling new layers of spectrum capacity to carry larger volumes of mobile broadband traffic. This additional capacity enables AT&T to support rising mobile data traffic volumes, which have increased more than 8,000 percent over the past four years.
Today's announcement builds on the momentum established during the last several years -- from 2008 to 2010, AT&T's capital investment in its Alabama wireline and wireless networks was more than $1.3 billion.
"A more advanced mobile broadband experience drives economic growth, stimulates jobs and equips Alabama businesses to meet the network demands of today and tomorrow," said Fred McCallum, president, AT&T Alabama. "We've significantly ramped up our wireless investments to enable an experience that offers Alabama consumers better speed, better reliability and better availability."
AT&T also continues to drive innovation in network technologies to provide maximum efficiency and performance for customers. In 2011, AT&T will focus on continuing to enhance its wireless network forecasting capabilities to better predict usage trends and build network capacity to always stay one step ahead of customer need. AT&T also continues to pioneer broadband solutions for high-traffic areas like stadiums and public places, deploying technologies including Distributed Access System networks and Wi-Fi Hot Zones.
"Smartphones, tablets and laptops are continuing to drive unprecedented demand for wireless access everywhere," said Joe Larussa, vice president and general manager, AT&T Consumer & Mobility Markets - Gulf States. "Wi-Fi investments are critical for meeting these needs and ensuring an advanced broadband experience."
AT&T also operates the nation's largest Wi-Fi network*** with more than 24,000 hotspots in the U.S. and provides access to more than 135,000 hotspots globally through roaming agreements. Most AT&T smartphone customers get access to our entire national Wi-Fi network at no additional cost, and Wi-Fi usage doesn't count against customers' monthly data plans.
AT&T's mobile broadband network is based on the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) family of technologies that includes GSM and UMTS, the most widely used wireless network platforms in the world. AT&T has the best international coverage of any U.S. wireless provider, providing access to voice service in more than 220 countries and data service in more than 200 countries. AT&T also offers voice and data roaming coverage on more than 135 major cruise ships, as well as mobile broadband services in more than 130 countries.
For more information about AT&T's coverage in Alabama or anywhere in the United States, consumers can visit the AT&T Coverage Viewer. Using the online tool, AT&T customers can measure coverage quality from a street address, intersection, ZIP code or even a landmark.
For updates on the AT&T wireless network, please visit the AT&T network news page.
*AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.
** 4G speeds delivered by HSPA+ with enhanced backhaul. Available in limited areas. Availability increasing with ongoing backhaul deployment. Requires 4G device. Learn more at att.com/network.
*** Largest based on company branded and operated hotspots. Access includes AT&T Wi-Fi Basic. A Wi-Fi enabled device required. Other restrictions apply. See http://www.attwifi.com for details and locations.
AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) is a premier communications holding company. Its subsidiaries and affiliates - AT&T operating companies - are the providers of AT&T services in the United States and around the world. With a powerful array of network resources that includes the nation's fastest mobile broadband network, AT&T is a leading provider of wireless, Wi-Fi, high speed Internet, voice and cloud-based services. A leader in mobile broadband and emerging 4G capabilities, AT&T also offers the best wireless coverage worldwide of any U.S. carrier, offering the most wireless phones that work in the most countries. It also offers advanced TV services under the AT&T U-verse® and AT&T |DIRECTV brands. The company's suite of IP-based business communications services is one of the most advanced in the world. In domestic markets, AT&T Advertising Solutions and AT&T Interactive are known for their leadership in local search and advertising.
Cautionary Language Concerning Forward-Looking Statements
Information set forth in this news release contains financial estimates and other forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties, and actual results may differ materially. A discussion of factors that may affect future results is contained in AT&T's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. AT&T disclaims any obligation to update or revise statements contained in this news release based on new information or otherwise.
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Flashpoint Marketing Launches the First Ever Mobile Conference Website for AAM
Accounting marketing firm creates online resource for accounting marketing association
MINNEAPOLIS, April 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Flashpoint Marketing, an accounting marketing and SEO firm, has created the first of its kind mobile conference website for the Association of Accounting Marketing's (AAM) 22nd annual summit, Take Your Firm to New Heights.
"Mobile marketing programs are the next generation in the transition from traditional to digital marketing," said Brian Swanson, principal at Flashpoint Marketing. "We believe the mobile conference website will provide attendees a firsthand experience of the benefits mobile sites can offer."
The mobile site is designed to offer participants up-to-date information on conference events, programs and awards through the mobile interface. In addition to information on sessions, exhibits and networking events, the mobile site also offers access to several Twitter feeds. These feeds will allow participants to follow happenings across the conference.
"Flashpoint is committed to the accounting marketing profession," Swanson said. "By working with AAM on this project, we are showing our desire to bring mobile marketing into the accounting vertical."
To bring attention to the mobile summit site, Flashpoint Marketing is offering CPAs and accounting marketers registered for the conference the opportunity to win a free mobile website. To enter, visit the AAM 2011 Summit mobile website http://aam.conference2011.org on your mobile device. Your phone will automatically be redirected to the mobile version of the conference site where you can fill out the contest entry form. The winner of the contest will be selected during the conference and announced via Twitter on the conference feed #AAM2011.
Flashpoint Marketing is an accounting marketing firm that specializes in serving Certified Public Accounting Firms and other accounting organizations. We work with firm management to develop several lead generation methods using new digital/social media methods, as well as traditional targeted and direct marketing programs. In addition, Flashpoint also focuses on website development, accounting firm search engine optimization, mobile website development and QR code marketing programs.
Contact: Brian Swanson, Flashpoint Marketing, 888-428-2272, firstname.lastname@example.org
MyTymz is the only mobile journal with deep integration of location-based capabilities that is private by design, public by choice
SANTA CLARA, Calif., April 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- MyTymz, a free, digital journal for the iPhone - was introduced today at the O'Reilly Where 2.0 Conference. The unique app from MobiLife, Inc. (makers of DeHood) enables users to capture their life privately and securely with text, photo, voice, video and location. Users have the choice of sharing moments with confidants by email, publicly on Facebook or with the world on Twitter. The rest is locked away and double protected by an in-app password and PIN.
MyTymz is the only private mobile journal with deep integration of location-based capabilities. The user is able to attach their experiences to locations by visiting a place and checking in or creating an entry. All notes, videos and audio posts are automatically geo-tagged and positioned on their map. To-Do lists can be quickly created with task alerts in less than three taps. Getting organized and keeping track of a day's journey has never been so simple.
"For some people, their lives are an open book, for others there's MyTymz. It is private by design, public by choice for millions of people," explained Babak Hedayati, CEO of MobiLife. "MobiLife's focus is on creating mobile products that make life on the go easier. While our first product, DeHood, concentrates on social networking for local communities, MyTymz is made for the individual."
Beta testers have raved about MyTymz. Kimani McDonald said, "As a new mom, I love this product. Besides capturing the memorable moments of my baby's life, I can keep track of her sleep routines, vaccinations and weight gain. This is now an indispensable tool."
According to Robert Watkins, a budding actor, "I love to exercise and I used to keep track of my workouts in a notebook, but it was impossible to see my progress. With MyTymz I can add pictures to see the changes in my body and weight. I already can't live without it."
With to-do lists, location and privacy wrapped in, MyTymz aims to make life on the go easier.
- Organize daily activities with simple to-do lists and task alerts
- Monitor health issues, diet and fitness routines
- Track weight, shape and appearance using the forward facing camera (only on iPhone 4)
- Catalog favorite places, exceptional meals and memorable moments by starring them; and
- Search moments in their life, instantly
- To-do lists with task alerts
- Geo-tagged entries
- Photo, text, audio and video entries
- Share on Facebook
- Share on Twitter
- Share via Email
- Star favorite entries
MobiLife makes real time location based social networking mobile apps for consumers and businesses. We leverage our configurable modular platform to quickly build our apps and those of our business partners. We have developed applications such as DeHood for communities and many others in the areas of business, travel, music, media, and training. Accelerate your time to market and get your complete solution through MobiLife. For more information visit http://www.mobilife.co.
AT&T Adds 1.6 Million Emerging Device Connections in 1Q; Surpasses 12 Million Total Devices Mark
Emerging Consumer and Business Device Leadership Enables AT&T to Mobilize Everything for Customers: eReaders, Tracking Devices, Photo Frames, and More
AT&T Supports More than 1,000 Wireless Specialty Devices: Solidifies Leadership in Wirelessly Connecting eReaders, Netbooks, Personal Navigation Devices, Other Consumer Electronics
DALLAS, April 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- AT&T*, the nation's fastest mobile broadband network, announced more than 7 million connected devices have been added to the AT&T network in the past six quarters. The total first quarter emerging devices growth, which includes 1.3 million connected devices as well as embedded computing devices, was 1.6 million. Embedded computing devices include tablets, netbooks and laptops, and are included in either the company's postpaid or prepaid subscriber categories.
The total number of emerging devices, including postpaid and prepaid embedded computing devices, connected to the AT&T network - both for consumers and businesses - exceeds 12 million.
AT&T has certified more than 1,000 wireless specialty consumer and machine-to-machine devices - such as eReaders, netbooks, digital photo frames, personal navigation devices, and home security monitoring and smart grid devices - for use on its wireless network. AT&T opened a dedicated emerging device certification lab in Austin in September 2009 to serve as the hub for testing network compatibility, data performance and audio quality for a broad range of non-traditional, wirelessly-enabled devices. The lab also manages field tests for these devices in markets across the country.
In addition to an already leading portfolio of emerging and connected devices, AT&T has announced plans this year to support several new devices, including:
-- AT&T announced an agreement with Ford Motor Company to wirelessly
connect the Ford Focus Electric, Ford's first all-electric passenger
car. Announced in January at the 2011 International CES, the new Focus
Electric enters production at the Michigan Assembly Plant in late 2011.
-- AT&T will provide the nationwide network connection for Acer's first 4G
tablet, the Acer Iconia Tab A501, beginning this summer. The 10 inch
Acer Iconia Tab A501 will feature the Android 3.0 operating system with
Android Marketplace, and an NVIDIA Tegra 250 1GHz dual core processor
with integrated graphics for the fastest HD gaming, web and multimedia
-- During CTIA, AT&T announced an agreement to provide wireless
connectivity for the BlueLibris personal monitoring device. The
BlueLibris small wearable device allows real-time communication with an
adult or child wearing the device through call-center capability.
BlueLibris plans to add, subject to any required regulatory approval,
near real time monitoring of patient physical activity and physical
information collected from other peripheral devices.
-- AT&T and Georgia-based startup E3 Greentech announced at CTIA 2011 an
agreement to provide wireless access to a central unit, the E3
Intelligent Bridge located in the home, to help homeowners and property
managers optimize their energy use by automatically reducing energy
-- AT&T will wirelessly connect EmFinder's EmSeeQ® device, a single
purpose wireless device that upon activation dials 911 and reports its
location directly to emergency responders. The EmSeeQ is useful for
individuals with medical impairments that make them prone to wandering,
including those with autism, Down syndrome or Alzheimer's disease. It
can only be activated by the EmFinders operation center at the request
of the caregiver.
The AT&T wireless network enables consumers and business customers access to a range of new, innovative solutions and applications that help make their lives and workplaces more efficient and productive. The AT&T emerging devices portfolio includes consumer electronics devices, rugged handsets and laptops for industrial environments. In addition, AT&T's machine-to-machine applications help enterprises and governments to track, monitor, maintain and manage their remote assets to optimize asset utilization and mobilize their business processes.
"For emerging devices, AT&T remains the network of choice by committing to collaborate with consumer electronics manufacturers in the emerging devices ecosystem in order to drive innovation and growth," said Glenn Lurie, president of emerging devices, resale and partnerships, AT&T. "We've developed the infrastructure to help electronic manufacturers quickly bring their products to market, creating new business models, offering new pricing structures for customers who purchase emerging devices, and continually expanding our mobile network capabilities to support the long-term growth of these devices."
AT&T created its emerging devices organization in 2008 and has emerged as the clear industry leader in one of the wireless industry's fastest growing areas. Recognizing the growing demand for emerging device solutions in the enterprise market, AT&T also formed the Advanced Mobility Solutions Group in May 2010. The group delivers advanced mobile applications and solutions for both traditional and emerging devices to businesses, governments and organizations of all sizes.
"We see accelerating interest in mobile-driven business transformation, leveraging both machine-to-machine and mobile applications solutions for core business process evolution across all industries," said Chris Hill, Vice President, Advanced Mobility Solutions. "In the past quarter we have seen significant demand for our mobile integrator services, including global M2M solutions, as well as delivering configured mobile applications to transform our customer businesses."
For more information on AT&T Emerging Devices, visit http://www.att.com/edo. The site includes an AT&T Connection Kit, a Device Certification On-Boarding Tool, and information to help prospective business allies determine the right business model, network options, product specifications, and potential customer care and distribution solutions.
*AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.
Largest Wi-Fi claim based on company branded and operated hotspots. Access includes AT&T Wi-Fi Basic. A Wi-Fi enabled device required. Other restrictions apply. See http://www.attwifi.com for details and locations.
AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) is a premier communications holding company. Its subsidiaries and affiliates - AT&T operating companies - are the providers of AT&T services in the United States and around the world. With a powerful array of network resources that includes the nation's fastest mobile broadband network, AT&T is a leading provider of wireless, Wi-Fi, high speed Internet and voice services. A leader in mobile broadband, AT&T also offers the best wireless coverage worldwide, offering the most wireless phones that work in the most countries. It also offers advanced TV services under the AT&T U-verse® and AT&T | DIRECTV brands. The company's suite of IP-based business communications services is one of the most advanced in the world. In domestic markets, AT&T Advertising Solutions and AT&T Interactive are known for their leadership in local search and advertising.
Cautionary Language Concerning Forward-Looking Statements
Information set forth in this news release contains financial estimates and other forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties, and actual results may differ materially. A discussion of factors that may affect future results is contained in AT&T's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. AT&T disclaims any obligation to update or revise statements contained in this news release based on new information or otherwise.
EveryScape Debuts UScapeit, a Free, Fun iPhone & iPad App for Creating & Sharing 3D Panoramas
UScapeit uses your iPhone's video to create & share 3D "scapes" of places and experiences
SANTA CLARA, Calif., April 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- EveryScape, a pioneer in immersive advertising, today announced UScapeit, a free iOS mobile app which lets people capture multi-panoramic 3D experiences - "scapes" - using their device's video and share them via email or Facebook. UScapeit works with all video-enabled iOS devices including the iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, the new iPod Touch and iPad 2.
Unlike other panoramic photography apps that capture a single panorama, UScapeit shoots groups of 360 degree panorama "scapes", creating fully immersive experiences of the locations captured. Now travelers can snap and share panoramas of vacation spots with family and friends, brides-to-be can capture and share scapes of potential party venues with their fiance or mother-in-law-to-be, house hunters can scape the many properties toured in one day for later review and comparison, and parents can share their kids' latest accomplishments. The possibilities for scaping and sharing are endless. Anyone viewing the scape - via email, Facebook or on their iOS device - can explore the 3D image as if they were there in-person. To see examples of scapes, check out http://www.UScapeit.com.
UScapeit is developed by EveryScape, the market leader in interior panorama capture and distribution, whose technology is used to capture and distribute fully-navigable 3D experiences of high-end properties like Pebble Beach and The Breakers, as well as to promote local businesses on Microsoft's Bing local search engine. Now, with the launch of UScapeit, anyone with an iOS device with video capabilities can tap this same technology to scape their favorite destinations. Moving forward, the app will incorporate more of EveryScape's advanced features to help users create sophisticated and navigable scapes.
"UScapeit is like a time machine and teleportation device all rolled up into one free app," said Jim Schoonmaker, CEO of EveryScape. "For anyone who has ever thought 'I wish you could be here', UScapeit fills the void by capturing both the place and the experience in a way that is more compelling than a static photo and more interactive than video. Your friends will not only see the interesting places you go and the cool things you do but can also explore them as if they were right there with you."
EveryScape is a pioneer in immersive advertising. Just as websites gave local businesses a front door, EveryScape's immersive ads open the door and invite visitors to come in, look around, and stay awhile. EveryScape invented the technology that transforms 2D still photos of a local business into a new 3D online presence that allows people to "walk around" and explore as if they were there in person. By mimicking a businesses' real-world retail presence, immersive ads provide instant answers to otherwise subjective questions regarding local businesses - answers that cannot be answered by text and flat imagery alone. EveryScape is enabling immersive search through a distribution network of leading portals, including Microsoft BING as well as through their own visual dining guide, EveryScape Eats!, available online and as a free iPhone application.
EveryScape is headquartered in Newton, Mass. and is venture backed by SK Telecom Americas, Dace Ventures, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Draper Fisher New England, Draper Atlantic and Launchpad Venture Group. Find out more at http://www.everyscape.com.
CONTACT: Christina Guilbert Klaubert, InkHouse for EveryScape, +1-781-791-4561, email@example.com
Cobridge Communications Launches Home Phone Service in New Roads, LA.
Unlimited local and long distance offers residents a new choice.
NEW ROADS, La., April 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Cobridge Communications, a new provider of residential and commercial television, internet and telephone services, announced today the launch of its residential digital phone service in the New Roads area.
Cobridge Voice, the company's new digital service, offers unlimited local and long distance calling to anywhere in the United States. It includes voicemail, caller ID, call blast and other popular features, all of which users can manage through a dedicated and secure webpage.
Cobridge Voice can be bundled with both high speed internet and cable TV for as less than $80 a month - or with internet alone for less than $50 a month - for a full year, without a contract. Through June 30, 2011 customers receive free installation with any Cobridge Voice bundle - a value of almost $150. There is no cost for the equipment and most current phone systems are compatible. Customers may add additional lines for just $9.99 more per month.
Cobridge purchased the New Roads system from Charter Communications in October 2010, and deploying phone service is just one step in a series of planned upgrades for the area. Cobridge has plans to introduce other services including Digital Video Recorder (DVR) and High Definition (HDTV) to New Roads as well as other markets throughout the remainder of 2011.
"Cobridge is committed to bringing our customers more and better choices for in-home entertainment and communications," said company founder and CEO Scott Widham. "People in the New Roads community want more choices and Cobridge will deliver rich content and services at compelling prices. We're making significant investments to upgrade the systems we acquired from Charter to provide a strong line-up of cutting-edge services such as Cobridge Voice."
Current or potential residential customers interested in Cobridge services may call 1-855-COBRIDGE (1-855-262-7434) for further details.
About Cobridge Communications
Cobridge Communications provides telecommunications services including state-of-the-art television, high-speed internet, telephone, and business class services. Cobridge operates primarily in rural and suburban markets across seven states. For more information, please visit http://www.cobridge.net.
Maxthon 3 Releases Next Generation of Long-Time Favorite Features
SAN FRANCISCO, April 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- The latest release of the browser Maxthon 3, announced today, makes the Windows browser easier to use and more versatile by improving on many of the long-time favorite features of Maxthon users.
"The most powerful, easy-to-use speed-demon of a browser just took another step ahead and away from its competition," said maxthon CEO Jeff Chen. "We wanted to take a fresh look at some community favorites, especially URL aliases," Chen finished, smiling.
Among the new-again features in Maxthon 220.127.116.110 are improved versions of:
URL Alias: The user can assign a simple-to-type alias, such as "lovecats" to replace a long URL name prone to typos, such as "ifyoulovecatsandhavethemaspets.com."
URL Hot-keys: User may also assign URLs to hot keys so that surfing to "ifyoulovecatsandhavethemaspets.com" is no harder that typing Ctrl+P.
Resource Sniffer: Originally designed to sniff out the real filenames behind YouTube videos so they could be downloaded directly, the improved Resource Sniffers now includes videos, music, and images, setting them up for downloading from the current page onscreen or from all the pages in a site.
Compact Mode and Multi-column Display for Favorites Bar: Users with more favorites that can clearly be displayed in a simple drop-down list will appreciate Maxthon's ability to condense the display of favorites or to wrap favorites into several columns.
The newest version of Maxthon 3 also adds: new skins, support for 3rd-party downloaders, the ability to choose what tool bars to display, and improved import and export capabilities, including the ability to handle guest users' data in a separate cookie environment.
Beijing-based Maxthon Ltd. is software and web services company best known for its superior web browsers which continue to set new standards for simplicity, speed and security. Each month more than 130,000,000 people use Maxthon's web browser in 120 countries across the world. Maxthon has also brought its best-of-breed browsing to the Android platform.
Gameloft Launches its First 3D FPS on Facebook - N.O.V.A. Near Orbit Vanguard Alliance: Elite
PARIS, April 20, 2011/PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Gameloft, a leading global publisher of digital and social
games, released one of its flagship franchises in an original Facebook
version titled N.O.V.A. Near Orbit Vanguard Alliance: Elite. This game is the
first established FPS franchise to be developed specifically for this social
"For over 10 years, Gameloft has established itself as the
leading developer on all mass-market platforms for downloadable video games,"
said Michel Guillemot, President of Gameloft. "With this in mind, we've
expanded our reach to include games for social networks. This also
illustrates our resolve to be closer to our fans on all platforms of their
Immersive games on social networks offer players a gaming
experience that simulates that of a traditional PC game with identical
controls, but with greater accessibility and more complete community support.
Players can create friend lists and share their progress and
rewards. The monetization system also offers players freedom as they can play
the game for free or choose to upgrade their access to abilities and
battlefields by purchasing various items such as armor, weapons or
accessories like the jetpack and radar.
After Green Farm, N.O.V.A. Near Orbit Vanguard Alliance: Elite
is the latest Gameloft title on Facebook. Thanks to its development and
publishing capabilities, Gameloft plans to launch an entire lineup of titles
covering all genres for social networks this year.
A leading global publisher of digital and social games,
Gameloft(R) has established itself as one of the top innovators in its field
since 2000. Gameloft creates games for all digital platforms, including
mobile phones, smartphones and tablets (including Apple(R) iOS and Android(R)
devices), set top box, connected TVs and consoles. Gameloft partners with
leading international brands such as UNO(R), Spider-Man(R), James Cameron's
Avatar(TM), Ferrari(R) and Sonic Unleashed(R). Gameloft also operates its own
established franchises, such as Real Football, Asphalt(TM), Modern Combat 2:
Black Pegasus and N.O.V.A Near Orbit Vanguard Alliance(R). Gameloft is
present in all continents, distributes its games in 100 countries and employs
over 4,000 developers.
Gameloft is listed on the Paris Stock Exchange (ISIN:
FR0000079600, Bloomberg: GFT FP, Reuters: GLFT.PA).
Overstock.com Launches a Discounted Vacations Section on Its Website
New Platform Offers Deals on World-Class Resorts and Hotels
SALT LAKE CITY, April 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Overstock.com, Inc. (Nasdaq: OSTK) (short cut: O.CO) announced today that it will now offer deep discounts on vacation getaways. Overstock Vacations provides customers unbeatable deals on luxury getaways around the globe. To learn more visit vacations.overstock.com
Overstock Vacations offers between 30 and 40 vacation deals at any given time, with new getaway options offered bi-weekly.
"Overstock Vacations' deals are deeply discounted and run the gamut from romantic ocean destinations to family-friendly resorts," said Stormy Simon, SVP of Customer Experience at Overstock.com. "We're selling world-class packages at prices only Overstock can offer."
Hotels and resorts looking to attract new customers and offer limited-time offers can use Overstock.com as their premier booking platform. Overstock Vacations has partnered with Rovia, LLC Travel, a leader in the travel industry, to bring Overstock.com customers vacation packages at the value they have come to expect.
Overstock.com, Inc. (short cut: O.CO) is a Savings Engine offering brand-name merchandise at discount prices. The company offers its customers an opportunity to shop for bargains conveniently, while offering its suppliers an alternative inventory distribution channel. Overstock.com, headquartered in Salt Lake City, is a publicly traded company listed on the NASDAQ Global Market System and can be found online at http://www.overstock.com and http://www.o.co. Overstock.com regularly posts information about the company and other related matters on its website under the heading "Investor Relations."
Overstock.com® is a registered trademark and Overstock Vacations(TM) is a trademark of Overstock.com, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
This press release contains certain forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Such forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements regarding the number, value, location and timing of vacation packages offered. Our Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2010, our subsequent quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, or any amendments thereto, and our other subsequent filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission identify important factors that could cause our actual results to differ materially from those contained in our projections, estimates or forward-looking statements.