InfoSonics Launches the New verykool® i285 Touch Screen Phone
SAN DIEGO, Oct. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- InfoSonics Corporation (NASDAQ: IFON) today announced the launch and first customer delivery of its new verykool® i285 handset.
"Our new i285 is a GSM/GPRS Class 12 bar type feature phone that is a cousin to our recently announced i725 slider QWERTY phone," said Joseph Ram, the company's president and chief executive officer. "It has a 3.2" WQVGA full touch screen, and like the i725, features our proprietary IQ(TM) user interface that delivers a smartphone-like experience. It is also equipped with our IQ(TM) messaging system, an integrated email solution that allows multiple email accounts to be 'pushed' to the device. And, the i285 contains a G-sensor that enables both vertical and horizontal views of web pages and other menus."
The Company noted that the i285 also includes the following features:
-- EDGE quad band (850/900/1800/1900)
-- WiFi, WAP 2.0 and SMS/MMS messaging
-- 2.0 megapixel camera with digital CMOS
-- MP3/MP4/AAC/AAC+ and FM radio capability
-- Voice and video recording capability
-- Bluetooth and USB connectivity
-- T-flash memory expandable to 32GB
-- Speakerphone, 64 polyphonic ringtones and stereo headset included
The verykool® i285 is available in two versions: a single SIM version for operator customers and a dual SIM version for the open market. Both versions are available now. To learn more about the device, visit our verykool® website at http://www.verykool.net/Phones/i285.
About InfoSonics Corporation
InfoSonics designs, develops and manufactures wireless handsets and related products. The Company sells to OEMs, carriers and distributors in Latin America and Asia Pacific under its proprietary verykool® brand and other private label brands. Additional information can be found on our corporate website at http://www.infosonics.com and http://www.verykool.net.
Except for the factual statements made herein, the information contained in this news release consists of forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 that involve risks, uncertainties and assumptions that are difficult to predict. Words and expressions reflecting optimism, satisfaction or disappointment with current prospects, as well as words such as "believes," "hopes," "intends," "estimates," "expects," "projects," "plans," "anticipates" and variations thereof, or the use of future tense, identify forward-looking statements, but their absence does not mean that a statement is not forward-looking. Such forward-looking statements are not guarantees of performance and our actual results could differ materially from those contained in such statements. Factors that could cause or contribute to such differences include, without limitation: (1) customer acceptance of the new i285 handset; (2) our ability to continue to differentiate our products, including the i285, from the competition; (3) extended general economic downturn in world markets; (4) inability to secure adequate supply of competitive products on a timely basis and on commercially reasonable terms; (5) inability to attract new sources of profitable business from expansion of products or services or risks associated with entry into new markets, including geographies, products and services; (6) significant changes in supplier terms and relationships or shortages in product supply; and (7) rapid product improvement and technological changes leading to changes in consumer demand for multimedia wireless handset products and features. Reference is also made to other factors detailed from time to time in our periodic reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this release and we undertake no obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statements to reflect new information, events or circumstances after the date of this release.
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CONTACT: Vernon A. LoForti, Chief Financial Officer, email@example.com, +1-858-373-1675
Verizon Wireless and Vringo Launch Facetones(TM) in V CAST Apps
Innovative New Facetones(TM) App Provides Integration with Facebook® and Displays Automated Social Media Videos When a Phone Rings
BASKING RIDGE, N.J. and NEW YORK, Oct. 6, 2011/PRNewswire/ -- Verizon Wireless, operator of the nation's most reliable and largest wireless voice and 3G data network, and Vringo, Inc. (NYSE Amex: VRNG), a provider of software platforms for mobile, social and video applications, today announced that Vringo's innovative new Facetones(TM) application is now available in V CAST Apps on select Verizon Wireless devices.
Vringo's Facetones service integrates with Facebook® and provides a new way to get visually exciting social content each time a user makes or receives a phone call. For Verizon customers who download the app, Vringo's Facetones product creates an automated video slideshow using friends' photos from social media websites and photo sites and then plays this video slideshow as the phone rings. Initially, Facetones will connect with Facebook, one of the world's leading social media sites, providing a significantly enhanced mobile experience for consumers of social media.
"We are pleased to announce the launch of Facetones in the United States in V CAST Apps from Verizon Wireless," said Andrew Perlman, president of Vringo. "Facetones brings an exciting new range of social interaction for mobile users by allowing them to experience a visually exciting video slideshow every time they call a friend."
V CAST Apps, Verizon Wireless' mobile storefront, is available on more than 20 Android(TM) and BlackBerry® devices and delivers thousands of apps, games and more to Verizon Wireless customers. Powered by the Verizon Developer Community (VDC), V CAST Apps enables customers to discover and purchase apps with a simple one-click process and offers the ease and convenience of direct billing - apps purchased are invoiced on customers' monthly bills.
Verizon Wireless customers can purchase and download Facetones from V CAST Apps in the Social Networking & IM channel. Facetones is available for a $0.99 monthly subscription or a one-time purchase fee of $2.99, plus tax, for unlimited use onall Android smartphones from Verizon Wireless featuring V CAST Apps, including the DROID X by Motorola, ThunderBolt(TM) by HTC, Samsung Continuum(TM) and the Revolution(TM) by LG. Data charges may apply when browsing, downloading and using certain applications.
Facetones is a trademark of Vringo, Inc. and is not sponsored or endorsed by Facebook nor is Facebook affiliated with Vringo, Inc.
About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation's largest 4G LTE network and largest, most reliable 3G network. The company serves 106.3 million total wireless connections, including 89.7 million retail customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 83,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE, NASDAQ: VZ) and Vodafone (LSE, NASDAQ: VOD). For more information, visit http://www.verizonwireless.com. To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at http://www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.
Vringo (NYSE Amex: VRNG) is a leading provider of software platforms for mobile social and mobile video services. With its award-winning video ringtone application and other mobile software platforms - including Facetones(TM), Video Remix and Fan Loyalty - Vringo transforms the basic act of making and receiving mobile phone calls into a highly visual, social experience. Vringo's video ringtone service enables users to create or take video, images and slideshows from virtually anywhere and turn it into their visual call signatures. In a first for the mobile industry, Vringo has introduced its patented VringForward technology, which allows users to share video clips with friends with a simple call. Vringo's Facetones(TM) product creates an automated video slideshow using friends' photos from social media web sites, which is played each time a user makes or receives a mobile call. Vringo's Video ReMix application, in partnership with music artists and brands, allows users to create their own music video by tapping on a Smartphone or tablet. Lastly, Fan Loyalty is a platform that lets users interact, vote and communicate with contestants in reality TV series, as well as downloading and setting clips from such shows as video ringtones. Vringo's video ringtone application has been heralded by The New York Times as "the next big thing in ringtones" and USA Today said it has "to be seen to be believed." For more information, visit: http://www.vringo.com.
For comprehensive investor relations material, including fact sheets, white papers, conference calls and video regarding Vringo and its applications, please follow the appropriate link: Investor Portal, White Paper, Overview Video and Facetones Video.
This press release includes forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. Forward-looking statements are statements that are not historical facts. Such forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual results to differ from the forward-looking statements. Vringo expressly disclaims any obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statements contained herein, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law.
The BlackBerry and RIM families of related marks, images and symbols are the exclusive properties and trademarks of Research In Motion Limited.
SOURCE Verizon Wireless
CONTACT: Debra Lewis, Verizon Wireless, +1-908-559-7512, Debra.Lewis@verizonwireless.com; or Aaron Godfrey, Director of Communications, Vringo, Inc., +1-646-525-4319, Ext. 2547, firstname.lastname@example.org, http://www.twitter.com/vringo; or Darren Minton, President, Trilogy Capital Partners, Inc. for Vringo, +800-592-6067, email@example.com
Nefsis Adds Electronic Handout Feature to its Video Conferencing Online Service
SAN DIEGO, Oct. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Online services innovator Nefsis® announced today the addition of an electronic handout feature to its HD video conferencing online service, further closing the gap between in-person and online meetings. Distributing handouts at the close of any meeting is an everyday occurrence. Now Nefsis customers can do the same during their online meetings, distributing presentations, data sheets, and other documents in real-time to their meeting attendees without the inconvenience and delay of follow-up emails. The new feature highlights the advantages of cloud-based video conferencing which is easy to update and expand, versus installed-site infrastructure hardware which lacks such handout features.
Nefsis provides business-grade video conferencing via its global cloud to desktops and multipurpose conference rooms, with built-in live sharing tools. The cloud incorporates dynamic scalable video and multi-core, parallel processing software technology to accelerate the performance of HD video and live sharing. Nefsis online meetings are fully interactive; at the meeting host's option, anyone and everyone can participate on video, share anything accessible to their computer, and distribute handouts. The quality of the Nefsis online meeting experience rivals legacy boardroom video conferencing systems, while the live sharing and handout features far exceed legacy capabilities.
"Now you can meet-and-greet on video, deliver a multimedia presentation, and then distribute hand-outs just as if you're meeting in person," said Tom Toperczer, Nefsis Vice President of Marketing. "Our cloud computing and parallel processing software drive a higher quality visual experience, while new features like handouts drive utility - features needed for productive meetings."
The handouts feature is available now to all Nefsis Professional customers and trial users. For a free trial, visit Nefsis.com.
Headquartered in San Diego, California, Nefsis is a technology specialist in video conferencing software and cloud computing online services. The Company's global cloud provides multipoint HD video and advanced collaboration tools to business, government and educational customers in more than 45 countries worldwide. As compared to previous generations of infrastructure hardware solutions such as video routers, MCUs and desktop gateways, the Nefsis cloud-based offering is less expensive, automatically maintained, and easier to expand.
For more information, please visit http://www.nefsis.com or call +1 (858) 715-0970 in the Americas or +44 (0) 870 224 0415 in the UK and Europe.
Amy Robinson / Brittney Wolff
LEWIS PR for Nefsis
Nefsis is a registered trademark of Nefsis Corporation. All other trademarks mentioned are property of their respective owners.
Two of America's Most Popular Vehicles Now Offer Pandora in the Dashboard
OAKLAND, Calif., Oct. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Pandora (NYSE: P), the leading personalized radio service, revealed today that automotive partner Toyota is now offering an embedded version of Pandora on the 2012 Camry and 2012 Tacoma. The Camry is America's best-selling car(i) and the Tacoma is the best-selling compact pickup truck in the U.S. market(ii). Both vehicles began to appear on dealer lots in September 2011.
Pandora is available via the Toyota Entune system. With Entune, Pandora controls are made available via the radio dashboard, allowing drivers to easily select stations, thumb songs up and down, and skip songs using the vehicle's controls. The key to connecting Pandora with Entune is the smartphone; Entune is currently compatible with Android, Blackberry and iPhone smartphones.
Executive vice president of business and corporate development Jessica Steel said, "Incorporating Pandora into the native environment of the car makes turning on personalized radio as easy as traditional radio. We're thrilled that Toyota is offering our service to their drivers."
Pandora (NYSE: P) gives people music they love anytime, anywhere, through connected devices. (OK, we've added comedy as well so we're also up for playing some jokes you'll love.) Personalized stations launch instantly with the input of a single "seed" - a favorite artist, song or genre. The Music Genome Project®, a deeply detailed hand-built musical taxonomy, powers the personalization of Pandora® internet radio by using musicological "DNA" and constant listener feedback to craft personalized stations from a growing collection of hundreds of thousands of recordings. Tens of millions of people in the U.S. turn on Pandora to hear music they love. http://www.pandora.com
Toyota (NYSE: TM) established operations in the United States in 1957 and currently operates 10 manufacturing plants, including one under construction. There are nearly 1,500 Toyota, Lexus and Scion dealerships in the U.S. which sold more than 1.76 million vehicles in 2010. Toyota directly employs nearly 30,000 in the U.S. and its investment here is currently valued at more than $18 billion, including sales and manufacturing operations, research and development, financial services and design. Toyota's annual purchasing of parts, materials, goods and services from U.S. suppliers totals more than $23 billion.
CONTACT: Mollie Starr of Pandora Communications and Public Relations, +1-510-842-6996, , or Deborah Roth, +1-510-842-7928, both of Pandora Communications and Public Relations, firstname.lastname@example.org, or Dominic Paschel, VP, Corporate Finance and Investor Relations, +email@example.com
Verizon Wireless to Introduce iPhone 4S Oct. 14 on the Nation's Largest and Most Reliable Voice and Data Network
Pre-order sales begin at 3:01 a.m.(EDT) Oct. 7
BASKING RIDGE, N.J., Oct. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Verizon Wireless today announced the new iPhone 4S will be available on the Verizon Wireless network beginning on Friday, October 14. Verizon Wireless customers, as well as those who want to make iPhone 4S their reason to switch to the nation's most reliable network, will be able to pre-order iPhone 4S online beginning on Friday, October 7 at 3:01 a.m. EDT at: http://www.verizonwireless.com/iPhone. In addition, the company announced the iPhone 4 8 GB model is available now for $99.99 and has lowered pricing for iPhone 4 16 GB and 32 GB models.
iPhone 4S is the most amazing iPhone yet, packed with incredible new features including Apple's dual-core A5 chip for blazing fast performance and stunning graphics; an all new camera with advanced optics; full 1080p HD resolution video recording; and Siri, an intelligent assistant that helps you get things done just by asking. With the launch of iPhone 4S also comes the launch of iOS 5, the world's most advanced mobile operating system with over 200 new features; and iCloud, a breakthrough set of free cloud services that work with your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac or PC to automatically and wirelessly store your content in iCloud and push it to all your devices.
"Verizon Wireless customers have embraced iPhone 4 on our network and we fully expect the enthusiasm will continue to grow for iPhone 4S," said Dan Mead, president and chief executive officer for Verizon Wireless. "With more and more customers depending on their iPhone every day, it is important that they have the device they can count on and a network that delivers. As millions of customers can attest -- reliability matters."
Verizon iPhone 4S customers can travel globally and seamlessly in over 220 countries for voice and over 205 countries for data with 140 of those countries offering 3G data speeds. Global service at Verizon Wireless includes 24 hour customer service from trained Verizon Wireless U.S.-based employees. Verizon Wireless global service was selected by readers of Global Traveler Magazine as the Best Wireless Service in the World in the 2010 GT Tested Reader Survey.
Pricing & Availability
iPhone will be available starting at $199.99 for the 16 GB model, $299.99 for the 32 GB model and $399.99 for the 64 GB model with a new two-year customer agreement.
Customers will need to purchase a voice plan beginning at $39.99 for 450 minutes and a data plan beginning at $30 for 2 GB monthly access. The iPhone 4 8 GB model is available now for $99.99 with a new two-year customer agreement. iPhone 4 16 GB model is $149.99 and the 32 GB model is now $199.99 with a new two year contract.
iPhone 4S and iPhone 4 will be available at more than 2,200 Verizon Wireless Communications Stores nationwide, online at http://www.verizonwireless.com/iphone and by calling 1-800-2 JOIN IN.
About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation's largest 4G LTE network and largest, most reliable 3G network. The company serves 106.3 million total wireless connections, including 89.7 million retail customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 83,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE, NASDAQ: VZ) and Vodafone (LSE, NASDAQ: VOD). For more information, visit http://www.verizonwireless.com/. To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at http://www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.
SOURCE Verizon Wireless
CONTACT: Brenda Boyd Raney, Verizon Wireless, +1-908-559-7518, Brenda.Raney@verizonwireless.com
Consumers Worldwide Await the Power of the Portal: Activision and Toys"R"Us® Launch Global Marketing Intitiative for Skylanders Spyro's Adventure(TM)
Comprehensive Marketing Program to Demonstrate The Unique Benefits Of Bringing Toys to Life Via Co-Op Advertising, In-Store Trial Events and Retailer Exclusives
SANTA MONICA, Calif., Oct. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Activision Publishing, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI) today announced a global marketing partnership with Toys"R"Us to launch its landmark new video game, Skylanders Spyro's Adventure(TM), debuting at North American retail on Sunday, October 16th. This revolutionary title breathes new life into interactive entertainment by allowing kids to bring a vast collection of physical toys to life in-game. Place one of over 30 different characters onto the magical Portal of Power--yours or a friend's--and they are teleported to a vibrant game-world, all customizations and powers intact. The marketing plan for this novel game experience includes a national co-op advertising campaign, exclusive toy/adventure pack releases, first-to-play opportunities and interactive game displays at over 1200 Toys"R"Us stores around the world.
"Toys"R"Us has been an avid fan and eager supporter of the Skylanders Spyro's Adventure concept from its inception," said Eric Hirshberg, CEO of Activision Publishing. "This partnership signals our shared belief that the brand is literally a game-changer, transforming children's play in both the physical and digital realms. For the first time ever, kids will be able to bring their toys to life in a video game, and we've developed a slate of exclusive in-store experiences and merchandise to showcase this phenomenon to Toys"R"Us consumers worldwide."
"We're thrilled to partner with Activision and make Toys"R"Us the retail launchpad for Skylanders Spyro's Adventure," said Jerry Storch, Chairman and CEO, Toys"R"Us, Inc. "We believe that the product line will be one of this holiday's hottest gifts and we can't wait to offer customers a one-of-a-kind way to discover Skylanders at our stores."
Activision and Toys"R"Us will unveil this genre-busting Skylanders Spyro'sAdventure on October 8, 2011, with the roll-out of full game demos and interactive game kiosks in over 1200 retail locations across the globe. Following the game's U.S. launch on October 16th, players can purchase Toys"R"Us exclusives like three Skylanders Legendary characters, which feature accompanying in-game skins and power-ups. Additionally, the retailer will be the only place to purchase the Skylanders Spyro's Adventure Darklight Crypt Adventure Pack in its first thirty days on the market, from October 16 through November 15, 2011.
In Skylanders Spyro's Adventure, kids take on the role of a powerful Portal Master, leader of over 30 different characters, including the beloved purple dragon Spyro. Each of these creatures has been cast out of the mystical worlds they are charged to protect by the sinister Portal Master Kaos, and frozen in our world as toys. Skylanders Spyro's Adventure players will embark on a magical journey; treasure hunting, solving puzzles and doing battle with fantastic, otherworldly enemies in a bid to bring the frozen guardians back to life and safely reunite them with their homelands.
Skylanders Spyro's Adventure is developed by Toys For Bob, an Activision studio located in Novato, California. The game is rated E10+ by the ESRB. For more information, visit http://www.skylandersgame.com
About Toys"R"Us, Inc.
Toys"R"Us, Inc. is the world's leading dedicated toy and juvenile products retailer, offering a differentiated shopping experience through its family of brands. It currently sells merchandise in more than 1,570 stores, including 858 Toys"R"Us and Babies"R"Us stores in the United States, and more than 510 international stores and 200 licensed stores in 33 countries and jurisdictions. In addition, it exclusively operates the legendary FAO Schwarz brand and sells extraordinary toys in the brand's flagship store on Fifth Avenue in New York City. With its strong portfolio of e-commerce sites including Toysrus.com, Babiesrus.com, eToys.com, FAO.com and babyuniverse.com, it provides shoppers with a broad online selection of distinctive toy and baby products. Headquartered in Wayne, NJ, Toys"R"Us, Inc. employs approximately 70,000 associates worldwide. The company is committed to serving its communities as a caring and reputable neighbor through programs dedicated to keeping kids safe and helping them in times of need.
About Activision Publishing, Inc.
Headquartered in Santa Monica, California, Activision Publishing, Inc. is a leading worldwide developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment and leisure products.
Activision maintains operations in the U.S., Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Sweden, Spain, Norway, Denmark, the Netherlands, Australia, South Korea, China and the region of Taiwan. More information about Activision and its products can be found on the company's website, http://www.activision.com.
Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-looking Statements: Information in this press release that involves Activision Publishing's expectations, plans, intentions or strategies regarding the future are forward-looking statements that are not facts and involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Activision Publishing generally uses words such as "outlook," "will," "could," "would," "might," "remains," "to be," "plans," "believes," "may," "expects," "intends," "anticipates," "estimate," future," "plan," "positioned," "potential," "project," "remain," "scheduled," "set to," "subject to," "upcoming" and similar expressions to identify forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause Activision Publishing's actual future results to differ materially from those expressed in the forward-looking statements set forth in this release include, but are not limited to, sales levels of Activision Publishing's titles, shifts in consumer spending trends, the impact of the current macroeconomic environment, the seasonal and cyclical nature of the interactive game market, Activision Publishing's ability to predict consumer preferences among competing hardware platforms, declines in software pricing, product returns and price protection, product delays, retail acceptance of Activision Publishing's products, adoption rate and availability of new hardware (including peripherals) and related software, industry competition including from used games and other forms of entertainment, litigation risks and associated costs, rapid changes in technology, industry standards, business models including online and used games, and consumer preferences, including interest in specific genres such as music, first-person action and massively multiplayer online games, protection of proprietary rights, maintenance of relationships with key personnel, customers, licensees, licensors, vendors, and third-party developers, including the ability to attract, retain and develop key personnel and developers that can create high quality "hit" titles, counterparty risks relating to customers, licensees, licensors and manufacturers, domestic and international economic, financial and political conditions and policies, foreign exchange rates and tax rates, and the identification of suitable future acquisition opportunities and potential challenges associated with geographic expansion, and the other factors identified in the risk factors sections of Activision Blizzard's most recent annual report on Form 10-K and any subsequent quarterly reports on Form 10-Q. The forward-looking statements in this release are based upon information available to Activision Publishing and Activision Blizzard as of the date of this release, and neither Activision Publishing nor Activision Blizzard assumes any obligation to update any such forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements believed to be true when made may ultimately prove to be incorrect. These statements are not guarantees of the future performance of Activision Publishing or Activision Blizzard and are subject to risks, uncertainties and other factors, some of which are beyond its control and may cause actual results to differ materially from current expectations.
Skylanders Spyro's Adventure is a trademark and Spyro and Activision are registered trademarks of Activision Publishing, Inc. All other trademarks and trade names are the properties of their respective owners. All rights reserved.
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Activision Publishing, Inc.
CONTACT: Michelle Schroder, Sr. PR Director of Activision Publishing, Inc., +1-310-255-2508, firstname.lastname@example.org
Myriad's Next Generation Alien Technology Brings Android to Apple
-- Myriad Alien Dalvik 2.0 to extend Android apps to tablets, TVs, automobiles and more, creating new revenue opportunities and opening up Android ecosystem to new sectors
-- Alien Dalvik 2.0 to remove technological barriers to create consistent user experiences and mobilize content across multiple platforms and screens, taking the headache out of fragmentation and content management
-- Myriad to demo Android apps on Apple iPad, for the first time, at CTIA Enterprise & Applications 2011
ZURICH, Oct. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Myriad Group AG (SIX: MYRN), a global leader in mobile technology having shipped over 3.8 billion software apps on more than 2.2 billion phones, today unveils Myriad Alien Dalvik 2.0. Building on the successful launch of Myriad Alien Dalvik, Myriad's latest Alien release will not only enable Android apps to run across non-Android smartphone platforms, but will now enable the Android ecosystem to be extended across multiple devices and screens such as tablets, e-books, TVs, automotives and even avionics.
Myriad will be showcasing Alien Dalvik 2.0 and its multi-screen strategy, demonstrating Android apps on Apple iPad for the first time at CTIA Enterprise & Applications 2011 next week.
"We have seen incredible momentum in Android adoption, but we are just scratching the surface," said Simon Wilkinson, Chief Executive Officer, Myriad Group. "Digital screens such as Internet-enabled TVs and in-vehicle displays, along with other consumer devices like tablets and e-books are proliferating at an astounding rate. Consumers are driving multimedia evolution and are demanding more converged multi-screen services. With Alien Dalvik 2.0, we are creating a more flexible, consistent user experience by mobilizing content such as live sports, recorded TV shows and on-demand movies, so users can enjoy content seamlessly from one device to the next."
Alien Dalvik 2.0 is the first step towards creating a single app standard and marks yet another key milestone for Myriad Android innovations. Alien Dalvik 2.0 enables the majority of Android apps to run unmodified using Android Package (APK) files. This in turn allows app store owners and publishers to quickly transcend multiple platforms and screens, leveraging existing software and middleware, all without compromising performance. Furthermore, Alien Dalvik 2.0 enables developers to create once and use many times, while allowing operators, OEMs, and even enterprise to streamline app rollout -- taking the headache out of platform fragmentation and content management.
From a user perspective, Alien Dalvik 2.0 is completely transparent and installed without user disruption. Users simply enjoy the same rich Android ecosystem they have become accustomed to via mobile on other key screens, such as playing Angry Birds on HDTV. This all while gaining faster access to a wider range of apps, thus encouraging a higher frequency of downloads and increased ARPU.
"As demand for multi-screen services grows, and as the telecommunications industry becomes a content business, service providers will have new opportunities to leverage their service delivery platforms and collaborate with content providers to develop converged multi-offerings. Alien Dalvik 2.0 provides a great alternative to OEMs and service providers who want to harness the Android ecosystem, while leveraging existing investments and retaining control of their customer experience," added Wilkinson.
From application components to complete device integration, Myriad provides best-in-class Android solutions. As a founding member of the Open Handset Alliance (OHA), Myriad has exceptional expertise in runtimes and has been playing a key role in Android solutions since its early days.
When partnering with Myriad for Android app development or porting, operators, OEMs and app store owners will benefit from Myriad's broad portfolio of services, strong knowledge of embedded software systems, rich heritage in Java technology and expertise in second screen solutions for Blu-ray and set-top box markets.
Myriad will be showcasing Alien Dalvik 2.0 in action, demonstrating Android on the Apple iPad at this year's CTIA Enterprise & Applications in San Diego from October 11th-13th at Myriad's Hospitality Suite at the Hilton San Diego Bay Front, 1 Park Boulevard, directly adjacent to the San Diego Convention Center.
About Myriad Group
Myriad Group AG is a global leader in mobile technology and has shipped over 3.8 billion software applications in more than 2.2 billion mobile phones. Its comprehensive portfolio includes browsers, messaging, Java, social networking, user interfaces and middleware for all types of mobile phones, from ultra-low cost handsets to advanced smartphones.
The company provides both individual components and complete solutions, which enable handset manufacturers and operators to deliver amazing experiences on mobile phones. Myriad also develops USSD-based customer self-care platforms that deliver over 10 billion messages a year to 220 million mobile users across more than 35 mobile operators worldwide.
Myriad was created from the combination of industry leading companies, Esmertec and Purple Labs. It operates worldwide, with offices in Switzerland, France, UK, USA, Mexico, India, UAE, China, South Korea, Taiwan, Japan and Australia. Headquartered in Zurich Switzerland, Myriad is listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange (SIX Symbol: MYRN).
For more information please visit our website: http://www.myriadgroup.com. You can also follow us on twitter@MyriadGroup and view our YouTube Channel - YouTube.com/myriadgroupmarketing
Aptilo Debuts SIM Authentication Server for Secure, Automatic Mobile Data Offload to Wi-Fi
STOCKHOLM, October 5, 2011/PRNewswire/ --
- Carrier-Class Wi-Fi
Providing operators with a carrier-grade solution for offloading mobile
data to Wi-Fi, Aptilo Networks, the leading provider of mobile data
offloading solutions, today introduced the Aptilo SIM Authentication
Server(TM) [http://www.aptilo.com/products_sim-authentication-server.htm ] ,
a highly scalable authentication server optimized to deliver an automatic,
secure and seamless mobile data offload experience.
The Nordic's leading mobile operator has selected the Aptilo SIM
Authentication Server to enable mobile data offloading through more than
4,000 Wi-Fi hotpots throughout the region.
The Aptilo SIM Authentication Server authenticates users via the SIM
card (utilizing EAP-SIM/AKA) in their mobile device as they move from the
3G/LTE network to a Wi-Fi network. Users are authenticated based on the
information retrieved from the Home Location Register (HLR) or Home
Subscriber Server (HSS), which reside in the mobile core of the 3G/LTE
One of the key benefits of using SIM authentication is that it utilizes
802.1x technology which is a standard method for encrypting user credentials
and user data in the Wi-Fi session. In this manner the Wi-Fi networks become
as secure as the 3G network, virtually eliminating the risk of eavesdropping
or confidential information falling into the wrong hands.
The Aptilo SIM Authentication Server is one of the two pillars of
Aptilo's mobile data offloading solution
[http://www.aptilo.com/solutions_mobile-data-offloading.htm ]; the
award-winning Aptilo Service Management Platform(TM)
[http://www.aptilo.com/products_platforms_management.htm ] -- currently
enabling carrier-class Wi-Fi networks for more than 120 operators worldwide
-- is the other. The pre-enabled integration between these two systems
provides a best-in-class mobile data offloading solution for mobile
operators. For users, this means an "invisible" and uninterrupted transfer
from the cellular network to Wi-Fi. For mobile operators, this tight
integration means that they can optimize resources across their cellular and
Wi-Fi networks as users will automatically flow between the two and policy
and charging control will be maintained.
"With our carrier-class Wi-Fi service management platform already
deployed with 30 mobile operators worldwide, the demand from our customers
to provide an optimized end-to-end solution for offloading to Wi-Fi that
included SIM authentication was strong," said Torbjorn Ward, CEO, Aptilo
Networks. "Our holistic approach to mobile data offloading with integration
toward the mobile core for authentication, policy and charging provides a
best-in-class alternative for mobile operators while our SIM Authentication
Server still can be integrated with any Wi-Fi service management system."
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services for Wi-Fi, WiMAX and 3G/LTE networks, including mobile data
offloading. Aptilo's carrier-class solutions boast pre-integrated
authentication, policy control and charging functions to maximize
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For further information please contact:
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c/o Call Communications
WD® Launches New Wireless Streaming Media Player, First to Deliver Spotify® Music Service
New WD TV® Live(TM) Adds Breakthrough New Media Streaming Service to Menu of Premium Entertainment Content
IRVINE, Calif., Oct. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Western Digital® (NYSE: WDC), the world's leader in external storage solutions and maker of the popular WD TV® media player family, today introduced the next generation of its WD TV® Live(TM) streaming media player, an easy to use Wi-Fi® enabled media player that is the first in its category to deliver the Spotify® music service.
WD TV Live features WD's newest intuitive user interface that delivers the latest hit movies, TV shows, music and online services from companies like Netflix®, Hulu Plus(TM) and Blockbuster® directly to your TV. The new streaming media player connects to the Internet wirelessly or through an Ethernet connection, with the high performance 802.11n wireless connectivity supporting Full-HD 1080p video resolution.
In addition to premium Internet content, WD TV Live allows users to enjoy personal media such as photos, video and music on their home entertainment systems by supporting a wide range of file formats for streaming content from any connected USB drive, digital camcorder or camera, network drive such as the My Book® Live(TM) personal cloud storage, and any networked PC or Mac® computer in the home.
Adding to the WD TV family's current content offerings from Netflix, Hulu Plus, Blockbuster, CinemaNow®, Pandora®, YouTube(TM), Facebook® and many others, WD TV Live and WD TV® Live Hub(TM) are the first streaming media players to deliver Spotify's acclaimed music service. Premium Spotify subscribers can now enjoy unlimited on-demand access to Spotify's catalog of over 15 million songs in excellent sound quality (available in up to 320kbps) on their home entertainment system.
WD incorporates Spotify's popular features in the new service, including the ability to create and manage Spotify playlists, share songs to Spotify friends, and see and subscribe to friends' playlists via their Spotify profiles. Users can also share tracks by sending songs directly to other Spotify users' inboxes. Spotify for WD TV Live and WD TV Live Hub delivers an exciting new way to enjoy and share music on the best sound system in your home.
"WD is committed to providing our customers with a premium entertainment experience that includes seamless streaming of personal media and the best of the Internet directly to the highest quality screen and sound system in the home," said Jim Welsh, executive vice president and general manager for WD's Branded Products and Consumer Electronics groups. "By marrying advanced features of the new wireless WD TV Live with quality content from service providers, including a first of its kind service with Spotify, we are excited to deliver on that commitment."
Pascal de Mul, Global Head of Hardware Partnerships, Spotify, commented: "We're really excited to make further steps into the living room with the streaming media players from Western Digital, which from today offer the full Spotify streaming catalog in a truly innovative TV-focused user experience."
In addition to Spotify and WD's current content offerings, WD TV Live and WD TV Live Hub will also now include the Dailymotion video service. The application offers quality video content from users, independent content creators and premium partners, including high-quality and HD video.
Price and Availability
The new WD TV Live streaming media player can be purchased at select retailers worldwide and online at wdstore.com. MSRP for the WD TV Live streaming media player is $99.99 USD. Spotify is now available on the new WD TV Live players, as well as the WD TV Live Hub streaming media player, which features a built-in 1 TB hard drive to store personal content locally for TV streaming. The Spotify service is available in eight countries: USA, UK, Sweden, Finland, Norway, France, The Netherlands and Spain.
WD, one of the storage industry's pioneers and long-time leaders, provides products and services for people and organizations that collect, manage and use digital information. The company designs and produces reliable, high-performance hard drives and solid state drives that keep users' data accessible and secure from loss. Its advanced technologies are configured into applications for client and enterprise computing, embedded systems and consumer electronics, as well as its own consumer storage and home entertainment products.
WD was founded in 1970. The company's storage products are marketed to leading OEMs, systems manufacturers, selected resellers and retailers under the Western Digital and WD brand names. Visit the Investor section of the company's website (http://www.westerndigital.com) to access a variety of financial and investor information.
Western Digital, WD, the WD logo, WD TV, and My Book are registered trademarks in the U.S. and other countries; WD TV Live, WD TV Live Hub, and My Book Live are trademarks of Western Digital Technologies, Inc. Other marks may be mentioned herein that belong to other companies. Pictures shown may vary from actual products. Not all products may be available in all regions of the world. All product and packaging specifications subject to change without notice. The term of your limited warranty depends on the country in which your product was purchased. Please visit our web site at http://support.wdc.com/warranty for the detailed terms and conditions of our limited warranty and for a list of the specific countries in these regions. As used for storage capacity, one terabyte (TB) = one trillion bytes. Total accessible capacity varies depending on operating environment.
Spotify is an award-winning digital music service that gives you on-demand access to over 15 million tracks. Our dream is to make all the world's music available instantly to everyone, wherever and whenever they want it. Spotify makes it easier than ever to discover, manage and share music with your friends, while making sure that artists get a fair deal. Spotify is available in eight countries: USA, UK, Sweden, Finland, Norway, France, The Netherlands and Spain, with more than 10 million registered users, and over 2 million paying subscribers.
Player Verify's New 'Self Exclusion' Tool Delivers a Powerful, Simple Solution to the I-Gaming Industry
FRANKLIN, Tenn., Oct. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- When a problem "I gambler" chooses to give up online gaming, it's a tough and emotional decision. Yet quitting I gambling can also be a painstaking process simply because many problem gamblers want and need to disconnect from online gaming sites entirely. But to do so, they have to revisit the countless sites they've used to request self exclusion -- a painstaking process that risks recidivism. But now, with the click of a mouse, it's easy to be disassociated with I-gaming sites, thanks to the breakthrough "Self Exclusion" tool featured on the popular I-gaming hub, Player Verify (https://www.playerverify.com).
"This new tool is very exciting because it's a powerful solution to an issue that's challenged the online gaming industry for years," says Mark Dalton, Player Verify's member manager. "Clean and simple, our self-exclusion feature makes managing self exclusion not only easier for problem gamblers, but those who oversee the security of online gaming sites as well."
To tap the power of this new self-exclusion tool, online gaming sites need only sign up with Player Verify. They'll then have access to a search function that allows them to check their players against Player Verify's self-exclusion database. Since gaming authorities worldwide require gaming sites to offer some sort of self-exclusion option, this innovative solution provides a way to do just that, plus it enables a more unified system for self-exclusion practices throughout the entire industry.
"Of course, the more gaming sites we get on board and signed up to use Player Verify's new Self Exclusion tool, the more effective it will be," Dalton says. "This new solution is rooted in our responsibility to help problem gamblers, so I encourage gaming sites everywhere to become part of that solution by signing on now and linking to Player Verify today."
Of note, the self-exclusion feature is not limited to I-gaming sites. Land-based casinos, lotteries and racing events can promote Player Verify's tool to its customers and use its database as well.
US Labor Department launches economic and employment statistics app
Smartphone users gain mobile access to latest labor data and news
WASHINGTON,Oct. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The most up-to-date employment data and economic news releases from the U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics and its Employment and Training Administration now can be viewed using a new mobile application.
The free app displays real-time updates to the unemployment rate, Unemployment Insurance initial claims, the Consumer Price Index, payroll employment, average hourly earnings, the Producer Price Index, the Employment Cost Index, productivity, the U.S. Import Price Index and the U.S. Export Price Index as they are published each week, month or quarter. News releases providing context for the data are also available through the app and can be viewed within a mobile browser or as PDF documents.
"We know that people around the world are interested in labor statistics," said Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis. "The Labor Department is continuously exploring how to share important information using the fastest, simplest, most wide-reaching means available, and this app allows us to increase the accessibility of our statistical data."
The new app is currently available for the iPhone and iPod Touch as well as Android phones. The Labor Department is working to develop versions for BlackBerry and iPad devices. Visit http://www.dol.gov/dol/apps to download this and other mobile apps.
U.S. Department of Labor news materials are accessible at http://www.dol.gov. The information above is available in large print, Braille, audio tape or disc from the COAST office upon request by calling 202-693-7828 or TTY 202-693-7755.
Microsoft and LOVEFiLM, Europe's largest subscription service -
streaming movies and TV episodes over the Internet and sending DVDs by post
- have today announced a partnership that will make LOVEFiLM part of the
next generation of TV entertainment, bringing the service to millions of
Xbox 360 users across the UK and Germany.
The agreement between the two leading home entertainment companies sees
LOVEFiLM become an official Xbox LIVE integrated film service provider and
is the next step in LOVEFiLM's strategy for multi-platform delivery -
already offering streaming on the LOVEFiLM Player, through the PC, iPad(R),
in-home connected living room devices, PlayStation(R)3 and, now, Xbox 360.
UK and German LOVEFiLM members will be able to instantly stream
thousands of titles [http://www.lovefilm.com/browse/film/watch-online ] from
major studios and independents, in addition to exclusive movies such as the
global phenomenon The Twilight Saga, Unknown, starring Liam Neeson and
thriller Source Code, starring Jake Gyllenhaal.
With Kinect for Xbox 360, user interaction will be made more personal
and intuitive, with the ability to effortlessly control the LOVEFiLM Player
App through motion, gestures and voice commands. This interactivity will
revolutionise the way film fans manage their movie selection and engage with
Simon Calver, CEO of LOVEFiLM, said:
"This is an exciting and important deal for our customers and is the
next move in LOVEFiLM's strategy of helping as many homes as possible
connect to our service. We want to be the first choice for UK and German
customers to get the best entertainment. Xbox LIVE already has a large
consumer base of all ages - all of whom will now be able to connect with our
great content, whether TV series', exclusive digital films or DVDs, Blu-rays
and games by post, all for one simple price
We are pleased to announce this partnership as both parties really focus
on giving customers exciting and innovative services. We are proud to be a
part of Microsoft's expansion into the entertainment space and confident it
will help fuel our ambition to become Europe's largest membership
Stephen McGill, Director of Xbox & Entertainment for Microsoft UK, said:
"Microsoft is very excited to be welcoming LOVEFiLM to Xbox LIVE. I feel
certain that the opportunity to interact with LOVEFiLM's amazing catalogue
of studio and independent film releases using Kinect-enabled voice and
gesture commands will be well received by Xbox owners here in the UK."
Members will be able to scroll through titles on the page, search
through categories including 'Pick of the Week', 'Most Watched' and 'Highest
Rated', view ratings and search through the LOVEFiLM instant offering by
title, actor and genre.
ChipSiP Unveils Cutting-edge SiP Solutions to Experience an Unlimited Sharing Life
TAIPEI, Taiwan, October 6, 2011/PRNewswire/ --
ChipSiP Technology Co, Ltd. (Taiwan: 3637), a leading company in turnkey
SiP solutions, launched three new products featuring optimum slimness,
portability and connectivity for a connected life of cloud computing through
the integrated design of Logic, RF and Turnkey solutions. SiP is bringing a
smart, connected life to consumers who will be able to share special moments
of their lives with ease through various connected devices such as
smartphones, digital cameras, camcorders, tablet PCs and TVs.
ChipSiP Chairperson Feng Lai said: "With mounting anticipation for
multimedia devices such as tablet PCs and smartphones, we are launching the
most high-density 7-in-1 SiP, a slimmest tablet PC with 9.85mm and the most
light-weighted WiDi in the world weighing only 90 grams. In addition to the
breakthrough in multi-chip design technology and device dimension, we have
proven yet again that SiP technology embedded in daily life can be fun, easy
and exciting, and the use of these multimedia applications will enable
consumers to embrace a new lifestyle, thanks to those simple-to-use smart
Advanced SiP technology shrinks PCB size by a whopping 80% from
mainstream tablet PCs
ChipSiP leverages its core value of system integration and
miniaturization design to successfully combine application processor, 2
units of DDR3, 2 units of NAND, WiFi, Bluetooth in a 7-in-1 SiP that is only
18 x 18mm in size. This design will usher in a brand-new chapter for lighter
and slimmer tablet PCs and smartphone.
ChipSiP also announced its enhanced WiDi design, a WiDi dongle that
weighs only 90 grams and features the WiFi MIMO technology to allow
multimedia contents such as video, photos and web pages to be transmitted
wirelessly from PCs, tablet PCs, and smartphones to television.
ChipSiP develops a new tablet PC turnkey solution featuring a thickness
as thin as 9.85mm and only 47mm2 in dimension to enable a lighter weight,
better performance and better power-efficiency. With miniaturized memory SiP
and RF SiP in combination with Android, consumers will enjoy more fun and
convenience as a result of real-time sharing anytime, anywhere. In addition,
ChipSiP will release a high-end tablet PC solution with CPU clock speed of
1GHz as well as the world's thinnest design at 8.6mm in Q4.
Zillow Expands Most Popular Real Estate App for iPhone, Adds Zillow Mortgage Marketplace
Zillow iPhone App now provides home shoppers with tools to research, shop for and compare mortgages
SEATTLE, Oct. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Zillow® (NASDAQ: Z), the leading real estate information marketplace, today announced the expansion of the Zillow iPhone® App, the most popular real estate app on the platform, by adding the rich experience of Zillow Mortgage Marketplace. Financing is an integral part of the home-buying process and whether home shoppers are at the beginning, middle or end of the process, mortgage information is essential. This integration gives Zillow iPhone App users easy access to research, shop for and compare mortgages, without ever leaving the app they use to search for homes.
"At Zillow, a significant part of our usage now comes from mobile - home shoppers are viewing more than 2.5 million homes on Zillow every day from a mobile device, which equates to 28 homes every second," said Zillow CEO Spencer Rascoff. "Real estate is inherently mobile, and our goal is to provide people with information about homes - and home financing - whenever and wherever they need it."
Home shoppers use the Zillow iPhone App to search for and find homes, and connect with local real estate agents. With the integration of Zillow Mortgage Marketplace, home shoppers now have instant access to important financial information and tools whenever they need it during the home-shopping process - whether they are standing in the living room of their dream home for sale, or getting ready to make an offer.
In addition to integration with the core Zillow iPhone App, Zillow Mortgage Marketplace also operates a standalone app. The Zillow Mortgage Marketplace App includes the following, which now are also available within the Zillow iPhone App:
-- The Payment Calculator helps consumers estimate what their monthly
payment will look like for a particular home that interests them.
-- The Affordability Calculator helps shoppers narrow their home search to
those within a specific price range.
-- The mortgage shopping experience enables users to request and receive
personalized loan quotes, read lender reviews, and connect with a lender
to start the pre-approval process with one tap of their finger.
Other updates to the Zillow iPhone App include faster map performance, and ease-of-use improvements in saving searches, filtering, and managing saved searches. The new Zillow iPhone App home screen makes it easier to access favorites, saved searches and mortgage calculators.
The Zillow iPhone App and Zillow Mortgage Marketplace Apps are available for download in the App Store under the Lifestyle and Finance categories, respectively.
Zillow operates the most popular platform of mobile real estate applications across iPhone, iPad®, Android(TM), Blackberry® and Windows® Phone 7.
About Zillow, Inc.
Zillow (NASDAQ: Z) is the leading real estate information marketplace, providing vital information about homes, real estate listings and mortgages through its website and mobile applications, enabling homeowners, buyers, sellers and renters to connect with real estate and mortgage professionals best suited to meet their needs. More than 24 million unique users visited Zillow's websites and mobile applications in September 2011. Zillow, Inc. operates Zillow.com®, Zillow Mortgage Marketplace, Zillow Mobile and Postlets®. The company is headquartered in Seattle.
Zillow, Zillow.com and Postlets are registered trademarks of Zillow, Inc. iPhone and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple, Inc.Android is a trademark of Google Inc.Blackberry is a registered trademark of Research in Motion Limited.Windows is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation.
SOURCE Zillow, Inc.
CONTACT: Cynthia Nowak of Zillow, +1-206-757-2701, email@example.com
FreightWatch Security Net (FSN), a leading provider of embeddable,
covert tracking solutions, will introduce its next generation, portable,
battery-powered assisted-GPS tracker at the CTIA Enterprise & Applications
2011(R) show Oct. 11-13, 2011, in San Diego. FSN will be exhibiting at Booth
#650 in the M2M Zone(TM) Pavilion, featuring its complete line of covert
Highlighting the exhibit is the Geo F3 Multi-Function Covert Tracker, a
value-priced, commercial class, location tracking and sensor monitoring
device, designed and manufactured by FSN. The Geo F3 incorporates the
technology of its predecessor, the Geo F2 Pill Bottle assisted-GPS tracker,
by utilizing the Qualcomm QSC6055(TM) module technology with the additional
features of a built-in battery and antenna, on-board sensors to monitor
temperature and light intensity plus an integrated vehicle power adapter.
"The Geo F3 combines the best of our covert GPS tracking technology and
functionality in a single package at an industry-leading price," said Bill
Games, President, FreightWatch Security Net. "The F3 form factor is compact
and fits in the smallest FSN tracking case which allows the F3 to operate in
impaired environments where most GPS trackers do not. Adding an optional FSN
external battery allows the tracker to report for extended periods of
time-up to a year in the field."
The Geo F3 is the newest product in the FreightWatch line of covert
trackers featuring superior location accuracy and reliable reporting based
on Qualcomm gpsOne(TM) assisted location-position technology. The on-board
accelerometer enables the F3 to sense motion which means it's configured to
report at different rates while stationary and moving. When combined with
motion-controlled device hibernation, the Geo F3 superior battery management
enables extended field use between recharges. The Geo F3 also has an
on-board vehicle adapter for hardwired applications. Coupled with FSNtracks,
the company's web-based tracking and monitoring platform, customers have
24/7 global location and environment status visibility.
"FSN offers a family of portable devices that work in impaired
settings," said Games. "Combined with our private labeled 'track and trace'
platform with built-in API, the Geo F3 is the choice of resellers, system
integrators and corporate customers needing a covert tracking solution that
works where standard GPS solutions do not."
The FSN Geo F3 is available for direct customer and reseller orders.
Contact FSN for integration details, pricing and lead times.
About FreightWatch Security Net
FreightWatch Security Net (FSN), combines wireless communications and
machine-to-machine (M2M) engineering expertise in its "track and trace"
devices that work where traditional GPS technology does not. FSN
manufactured products and online services deliver real-time remote location
and sensor data. Whether it is embedded cargo tracking, supply chain
visibility, asset location assurance, loss prevention or covert
surveillance, FreightWatch portable, battery-powered tracking solutions
provide a reliable layer of security for a widening range of applications.
FSN technology is the trusted choice of high value shippers, the
transportation industry, corporate asset managers and law enforcement
agencies alike. Founded in 2005, FreightWatch Security Net is based in
Austin, Texas, and provides cross border tracking systems to its affiliates
M2M Zone(TM) Pavilion at International CTIA Wireless 2011(R)
October 11-13, 2011
San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, California
Visit the M2M Zone(TM) Pavilion at International CTIA WIRELESS
Enterprise & Application 2011(R), is the largest wireless technology event
in the industry that caters to all aspects of mobile deployment and
applications. The event draws more than 15,000 qualified attendees every
year, features more than 200 exhibitors and attracts more than 600 press and
analysts from around the world.
CTIA-The Wireless Association® Statement on House Republican Cybersecurity Task Force Recommendations
WASHINGTON, Oct. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- After the House Republican Cybersecurity Task Force released its recommendations this afternoon, CTIA-The Wireless Association® President and CEO Steve Largent issued the following statement:
"While we will need to study the full set of recommendations more closely, we are pleased that the Task Force's recommendations recognize that it will take a true public-private collaboration to advance America's cybersecurity interests. We are heartened that the proposal favors an incentive-based approach and contemplates significant private-sector participation in the development and deployment of cyber-defenses. We also appreciate its focus on the importance of greater public-private information sharing to protecting America's communications infrastructure."
CTIA-The Wireless Association® (http://www.ctia.org) is an international organization representing the wireless communications industry. Membership in the association includes wireless carriers and their suppliers, as well as providers and manufacturers of wireless data services and products. CTIA advocates on behalf of its members at all levels of government. The association also coordinates the industry's voluntary best practices and initiatives, and sponsors the industry's leading wireless tradeshows. CTIA was founded in 1984 and is based in Washington, D.C.
South Point Casino Launches First Casino Branded Online Poker Room
LAS VEGAS, Oct. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Michael Gaughan, owner of the South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa in Las Vegas, Nevada, is pleased to announce the debut of SouthPointPoker.com, the first free play site approved for a Nevada regulated casino in the United States.
The 100% legal, 100% free poker site will be open to South Point Hotel's Club members beginning Thursday October. 6th. SouthPointPoker.com opens to the nation on Monday October. 17th.
"SouthPointPoker.com proves Nevada is at the forefront of the regulated gaming market. It's a great accomplishment and honor to offer the first online poker room branded by a Nevada-licensed, land based casino property," said Gaughan, who made news earlier this year when he became the first Las Vegas casino operator to come out publicly in support of online gaming.
Added Gaughan, "Much like the overall quality we deliver at South Point, SouthPointPoker.com will offer our online players a top-notch experience, big action and the best in customer service."
Hosted on the highly regarded Zen Entertainment platform, SouthPointPoker.com will offer:
A. A $10,000 Main Event seat every week with daily qualifying tournaments;
B. Plus up to an additional $100,000 in cash and prizes each month; and
C. Daily tie-in promotions allowing players to win online.
Follow us on Twitter @southpointpoker for updated news and promotions.
About South Point
The South Point (http://SouthPointCasino.com) is a 2,200-room resort in Las Vegas, Nevada providing affordable luxury while catering to visitors and locals alike. This casino destination features a world-class spa, bowling center, nine restaurants, showroom, equestrian arena, convention center, exhibit hall, bingo, 16 movie theatres and all of the casino games that made Las Vegas famous. The South Point opened in 2005 with a large casino expansion in Summer 2010.
SOURCE South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa
South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa
CONTACT: South Point Casino, Tom Mikovits, firstname.lastname@example.org; Zen Entertainment, Heather Gulino, email@example.com
AT&T Helps Texas School Board Members Track Continuing Education Credits at Annual Conference
AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A service from AT&T* is about to get a test drive as a group of Texas school board members will pilot a different way of submitting training credit information at the Texas Association of School Boards' annual conference kick-off today. More than 50 board members will pilot a cloud-based enterprise messaging platform to submit course credits of continuing education sessions attended via text from their mobile devices. Conference organizers hope that using the AT&T Global Smart Messaging Suite will improve the speed and efficiency of continuing education reporting.
"Keeping track of continuing education credit numbers can be a chore and TASB is exploring this option to simplify the task for our members," said Bill Nemir, TASB Leadership Team Services director. "This is one innovative effort among many we will be exploring to streamline credit recording and improve the integrity of the process."
"We are appreciative of AT&T's role in supporting this pilot," said Karen Strong, TASB associate executive director of communications and public relations. "They worked quickly and collaboratively with us to pull together the pilot in time for our annual convention, allowing us to take advantage of the largest training event of the year. This is an ideal opportunity for us to gather information on how the technology might help us."
Key Facts About AT&T Global Smart Messaging Suite
-- Allows Texas school board members and superintendents to submit SMS via
any text message enabled mobile device to complete continuing education
-- Cross-carrier messaging application can support a variety of uses
spanning employee communication, business continuity, mobile marketing
and branding, staffing and job placement, scheduling and appointment
-- Provides 2-way SMS messaging capabilities, as well as permissions
control to allow access and cost control for multiple workgroups
-- Facilitates collaboration among board members and TASB staff
*AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.
AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) is a premier communications holding company and one of the most honored companies in the world. Its subsidiaries and affiliates - AT&T operating companies - are the providers of AT&T services in the United States and around the world. With a powerful array of network resources that includes the nation's 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.
New Legislation Equals Big Savings for Online Businesses, States BestOnlineMerchantAccounts.com
The new Durbin legislation could represent a windfall for online business owners across the country. While much has been made of the negatives of this legislation, those ecommerce websites that are set up with an updated account can reap significant savings over their current margins.
CHARLESTOWN, Mass., Oct. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The new Durbin legislation could represent a windfall for online business owners across the country. While much has been made of the negatives of this legislation, those ecommerce websites that are set up with an updated online merchant account that takes advantage of the new Durbin pricing available, can reap significant savings over their current margins. Specifically for online businesses this legislation represents an additional reason to consider a switch from a 3rd party provider like PayPal to a traditional merchant account.
Due to the new legislation, the difference in transaction costs on purchases made with debit cards will be expanded greatly. These savings will only be seen by websites that have been set up with a merchant account that passes on the savings. Along with Durbin pricing, online business owners should be looking for additional features in their internet merchant service provider including the ease of use and installation, as well as the security it provides to consumers.
This is another reason small businesses are encouraged to avoid working with merchant processors that require contracts or cancellation fees. The Durbin legislation forces banks and credit card issuers to limit processing costs, but merchant processors were unaffected by the legislation, with the hope that market forces will drive them to lower their prices in turn or lose customers. For those businesses currently under contract, there is no way to guarantee that Durbin savings will be realized. By working with a processor that does not employ contracts, merchants will always have the ability to realize future savings.
BestOnlineMerchantAccounts.com offers in-depth analysis on the top online merchant account providers available to small business owners today. These online merchant account reviews cover the ease of use, pricing, features and security ratings for each provider, as well as breakdowns on the companies' history and customer support. Additionally the website has numerous articles containing best practices and advice for improving an online business website both topics specific to credit card processing and general usability.
CONTACT: Douglas Perry of BestOnlineMerchantAccounts.com, +1-857-244-1614, firstname.lastname@example.org
From Universal Studios Home Entertainment: Cowboys & Aliens
DANIEL CRAIG, HARRISON FORD & OLIVIA WILDE STAR IN THE GENRE-BUSTING, ACTION-ADVENTURE FROM THE DIRECTOR OF 'IRON MAN'
OWN THE EXTENDED EDITION MOVIE ONLY ON BLU-RAY(TM) COMBO PACK DECEMBER 6, 2011 FEATURING EXCLUSIVE BONUS FEATURES & A DVD AND DIGITAL COPY OF THE FILM, PLUS UNIVERSAL'S ENHANCED NEW SECOND SCREEN FEATURE
UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., Oct. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --This summer's movie event becomes the holiday season's must-own Blu-ray(TM) as a lone gunslinger leads an uprising against an alien threat in the explosive, stunningly-imagined film, Cowboys & Aliens. A blazingly original, cross-genre adventure from acclaimed director Jon Favreau (Iron Man, Iron Man 2) and top moviemakers Steven Spielberg, Ron Howard, Brian Grazer, Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci, Cowboys & Aliens features heart-pumping action, spectacular visuals and a first-rate cast. Arriving in stores December 6th from Universal Studios Home Entertainment, the Blu-ray(TM) Combo Pack edition of Cowboys & Aliens bring all of the thrills and fun home with perfect hi-def picture and perfect hi-def sound and includes a never-before-seen extended version of the movie, over two hours of exclusive bonus features, and a DVD and digital copy of the film that can be viewed anywhere, anytime on an array of devices including laptops, tablets, Internet-connected TVs and set-top boxes. The Blu-ray(TM) also boasts an upgraded version of Universal's Second Screen--a groundbreaking new technology that enhances the viewing experience by allowing viewers to simultaneously control and interact with the film and bonus material on a WiFi-connected tablet or computer as the movie plays on the television screen. The new Flick View Feature will allow fans to interact even more with the movie and be able to move content from their tablet to their TV screen! Cowboys & Aliens is also available on DVD, digital download and On Demand.
Daniel Craig (Casino Royale, Quantum of Solace) and Harrison Ford (the Indiana Jones and Star Wars franchises) headline as adversaries obliged to join forces against a terrifying enemy, with a supporting cast that includes Olivia Wilde (TRON: Legacy, The Change-Up), Sam Rockwell (Iron Man 2), Ana de la Reguera (Eastbound and Down), Adam Beach (Flags of Our Fathers), Paul Dano (There Will Be Blood), Clancy Brown (The Shawshank Redemption), Keith Carradine (Nashville) and Noah Ringer (The Last Airbender). The script for Cowboys & Aliens is by Star Trek's Alex Kurtzman & Roberto Orci and Damon Lindelof (television's Lost), based on Platinum Studios' graphic novel created by Scott Mitchell Rosenberg. Grazer, Howard, Rosenberg, Kurtzman and Orci produce. Steven Spielberg, Jon Favreau, Denis L. Stewart, Bobby Cohen, Randy Greenberg and Ryan Kavanaugh serve as Executive Producers.
IGNITING THE SKY: THE MAKING OF COWBOYS & ALIENS -A comprehensive,
behind-the-scenes look at the production that invites viewers on
set to meet the filmmakers and cast as they create this one-of-a-
kind action film. In revealing conversations, Jon Favreau, Steven
Spielberg, Ron Howard and Brian Grazer, as well as stars Harrison
Ford, Daniel Craig and Olivia Wilde, share their insights about the
movie. Also featured are visual-effects powerhouses Legacy Effects
and ILM, which join forces once again to push the technological
-- envelope beyond anything ever seen before on screen. It includes:
FINDING THE STORY - Cowboys & Aliens, based on the graphic novel
by Scott Mitchell Rosenberg, has been in development for over a
decade. Filmmakers, writers and cast explain why this particular
team of Hollywood heavyweights hit the right note to bring this
- to the big screen.
THE SCOPE OF THE SPECTACLE -A look at the team behind the camera
for the film's massive New Mexico shoot, as the stars ride
horses, shoot guns, jump from explosions, and get yanked 80 feet
in the air! Director Jon Favreau stages unforgettable action
set-pieces as cameras capture every moment, while legendary
stuntman and Cowboys & Aliens' second unit director Terry Leonard
brings a lifetime of experience to the big-screen stunts, from
legendary moments in John Wayne classics to doubling for Harrison
- Ford in Raiders of the Lost Ark.
OUTER-SPACE ICON - Take a closer look at the creation of a new,
terrifying alien design from Legacy Effects and Industrial Light
- and Magic.
And exclusive to Blu-ray(TM) these additional segments:
A CALL TO ACTION - A profile of prolific actor, writer and
director Jon Favreau featuring on-set video diaries shot
-- throughout the production.
ABSOLUTION - A look at the practical re-creation of a dusty Old
West mining town, the town's inhabitants and the amazing ensemble
of actors who portray them, as well as an exclusive look at the
- film's meticulous production and costume designs.
CONVERSATIONS WITH JON FAVREAU - Jon Favreau hosts candid interviews
-- with cast and crew, including:
- Daniel Craig
- Harrison Ford
- Olivia Wilde
- Steven Spielberg, Ron Howard and Brian Grazer
- Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci
- Damon Lindelof
-- FEATURE COMMENTARY WITH DIRECTOR JON FAVREAU
ADDITIONAL FEATURES EXCLUSIVE TO BLU-RAY:
U-CONTROL: Universal's exclusive feature that lets the viewer
-- access bonus materials without leaving the movie!
BD-LIVE(TM): Access the BD-Live(TM) Center through your Internet-
connected player to access the latest trailers, exclusive content,
-- and more!
pocket BLU(TM) App: The popular free pocket BLU(TM) app for smartphones
is now even better with newly updated versions for iPad(R), Android(TM)
tablets, PC, and Macintosh computers, with features made especially
to take advantage of the devices' larger screens and high
-- resolution displays.
Advanced Remote Control: A sleek, elegant new way to operate your
Blu-ray(TM) player. Users can navigate through menus, playback and
- BD-Live(TM) functions with ease.
Video Timeline: Users can easily bring up the video timeline,
- allowing them to instantly access any point in the film.
Mobile-To-Go: Users can unlock a selection of bonus content
with their Blu-ray(TM) discs to save to their device or to stream
from anywhere there is a Wi-Fi network, enabling them to enjoy
- content on the go, anytime, anywhere.
Browse Titles: Users will have access to a complete list of
pocket BLU(TM)-enabled titles available and coming to Blu-ray(TM).
They can view free previews and see what additional content is
- available to unlock on their device.
Keyboard: Entering data is fast and easy with your device's
- intuitive keyboard.
And with UNIVERSAL'S SECOND SCREEN, viewers can enjoy an
innovative and interactive viewing experience, that allows them
to control, interact and explore Cowboys & Aliens with
groundbreaking new features right on a networked tablet or
computer, in synchronization with the movie on the television
- screen! While the movie plays, experience features such as:
Flick View: Interact with the movie, move content from the
Tablet to the TV screen, and compare storyboards, animatics,
and other executing content by "Flicking" them from on their
tablet to their TV screen, simply by gesturing their fingers
upwards on their tablets.
Scene Explorer: Viewers select various progressions of the same
scene including storyboards, pre-visualizations and behind-
Behind the Scenes: Viewers get an all access look at the making
of the film featuring interviews with cast and crew.
Storyboards: Viewers will be able to take a closer look at the
storyboards created for some of the amazing sequences in the
3D Models: Viewers can take a look at the aliens and
otherworldly gadgets in Cowboys & Aliens by the touch or swipe
of their fingers. You can move the models in a 360 degree
view, get tech specs and more.
It's 1873 when gunslinger Jake Lonergan (Daniel Craig) awakens in the
Arizona desert with no memory of his past and a mysterious metal
shackle encircling his wrist. Stumbling into the nearby town of
Absolution, Lonergan discovers a tightly closed community that takes
its orders from the iron-fisted Colonel Woodrow Dolarhyde (Harrison
Ford) - and Dolarhyde has a bone to pick with Lonergan. But the
colonel's influence wanes when the desolate city is attacked by
monsters that drop from the sky with blinding force and abduct the
helpless townsfolk one by one. As Lonergan's memory slowly returns,
he realizes he holds a secret that could give the town a fighting
chance against the alien force. With the help of mysterious beauty
Ella (Olivia Wilde), he assembles a posse comprised of former
opponents: townsfolk, Dolarhyde and his boys, outlaws and Apache
warriors. United against a common enemy, they prepare for an epic
showdown for survival.
CAST AND FILMMAKERS:
Cast: Daniel Craig, Harrison Ford, Olivia Wilde, Sam Rockwell, Adam
Beach, Paul Dano, Noah Ringer, Keith Carradine, Clancy Brown, Ana de
Directed By: Jon Favreau
Screenplay By: Roberto Orci & Alex Kurtzman & Damon Lindelof and Mark
Fergus & Hawk Ostby
Screen Story By: Mark Fergus & Hawk Ostby and Steve Oedekerk
Based on Platinum Studios' "Cowboys and Aliens" By: Scott Mitchell
Produced By: Brian Grazer, Ron Howard, Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci,
Scott Mitchell Rosenberg
Executive Producers: Steven Spielberg, Jon Favreau, Denis L.
Stewart, Bobby Cohen, Randy Greenberg, Ryan Kavanaugh
Director of Photography: Matthew Libatique, ASC
Production Designer: Scott Chambliss
Edited By: Dan Lebental ACE, Jim May
Costume Designer: Mary Zophres
Special Makeup and Animatronics: Shane Mahan
Visual Effects Supervisor: Roger Guyett
Co-Producers: Chris Wade, Dan Forcey, Karen Gilchrist
Music By: Harry Gregson-Williams
Casting By: Sarah Halley Finn CSA
TECHNICAL INFORMATION BLU-RAY(TM):
Street Date: December 6, 2011
Copyright: 2011 Universal Studios Home Entertainment
Selection Number: 2017328
Aspect Ratio: Widescreen 2.40:1
Rating: PG-13 for intense sequences of western and sci-fi action
and violence, some partial nudity and a brief crude reference
Languages/Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish and French Subtitles
Sound: English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1/DVS 2.0, French and Spanish
DTS Surround 5.1
Run Time: 1 hour, 59 minutes (theatrical); 2 hour, 16 minutes
TECHNICAL INFORMATION DVD
Street Date: December 6, 2011
Copyright: 2011 Universal Studios Home Entertainment
Selection Number: Layers: Dual
Rating: PG-13 for intense sequences of western and sci-fi action
and violence, some partial nudity and a brief crude reference
Languages/Subtitles: English SDH, French and Spanish Subtitles
Sound: English, French and Spanish 5.1
Run Time: 1 hour, 59 minutes
Universal Studios Home Entertainment is a unit of Universal Pictures, a division of Universal Studios (http://www.universalstudios.com). Universal Studios is a part of NBCUniversal , one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production and marketing of entertainment, newsand information to a global audience. NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment television networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations groupand world-renowned theme parks. Comcast Corporation owns a controlling 51% interest in NBCUniversal, with GE holding a 49% stake.
CONTACT: UNIVERSAL STUDIOS HOME ENTERTAINMENT
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Raytion Announces the Immediate Availability of its FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint Connectors
DUESSELDORF, Germany, October 5, 2011/PRNewswire/ --
Raytion, the internationally operating IT business consultancy and
specialist in enterprise search and content integration has launched a new
version of its connectors for Microsoft's FAST Search Server 2010 for
The Raytion FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint Connectors provide
native integration with FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint's security
trimming. They are immediately available for all content systems that use
Active Directory security, including Microsoft Exchange 2007/2010, Microsoft
SharePoint 2007/2010 and Symantec Enterprise Vault.
Raytion is the first FAST partner to build connectors for the FAST
search technology, has been a premier partner of FAST since 2002 and is a
Microsoft Certified Partner.
Pricing and further information can be obtained by contacting Raytion at
Raytion is an internationally operating IT business consultancy serving
Global 500 companies and organizations worldwide. Covering both information
management and corporate communications, Raytion builds solutions in the
areas of enterprise search, portals & collaboration, and digital archiving.
As one of the leading enterprise search specialists, Raytion offers a
full range of services and products that complement the search technologies
of the major vendors. Solutions built by Raytion are in use by multinational
clients with 1,000 to over 200,000 employees.
FREMONT, Calif.,Oct. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Owens Design Inc., a leading equipment design and build service provider to the solar, semiconductor, and data storage capital equipment markets, today introduced an c-Si Inspection Automation Platform optimized for use with production-volume, high-speed photovoltaic (PV) wafer inspection applications. The Owens c-Si Inspection Automation Platform provides high speed, high reliability wafer handling in customizable configurations to meet advanced factory automation requirements. Input load modules can be configured for either cassette or coin stack input while the output sorter module can be expanded from 6 to 18 output bins. Available for either 125mm x 125mm (5 inch) or 156mm x 156 mm (6 inch) PV wafers, Owens c-Si automation platform delivers an industry-leading throughput of 3600 wafers per hour, coupled with a low breakage rate of less than 0.2 percent. Designed to be customizable to the specific requirements of any PV inspection tool, the module is ideal for volume-production applications.
"We developed the c-Si automation platform to enable our OEM solar customers to rapidly introduce their wafer inspection technology into high volume solar fabs," said John Apgar, Owens Design's President. "The inspection of PV wafers is an important step in maximizing yield for outgoing and incoming quality assurance. This automation platform allows our customers to focus on their inspection technology while depending on us to provide high wafer throughput at a very low breakage rate; both of which are of critical importance to the solar fab."
To learn more about the c-Si Inspection Automation Platform or more about Owens Design visit us at Solar Power International 2011, Booth 4842, at the Dallas Convention Center, October 18-20.
Owens Design offers capital equipment manufacturers a proven methodology to reduce tool development costs, minimize technical risk and speed their time to market. By working closely with an established design and build services company, such as Owens Design, a capital equipment company can focus its internal efforts on its core technology. In turn, Owens Design can focus on integrating this core technology into a system level platform that has been optimized to meet the equipment manufacturer's performance specifications.
Owens Design specializes in engineering and manufacturing of capital equipment. Located in Silicon Valley for over 25 years, they have been a strategic partner in the co-creation and manufacturing process for many leading OEM capital equipment companies. Owens Design engineers and manufactures customer's products from concept, through alpha, beta, pilot and on-going production. Their development process results in a rapid design cycle and concurrent manufacturing introduction. Owens Design has and continues to be an innovative and reliable partner for equipment companies in the semiconductor, solar and related industries.
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Let the Talking do the Winning: 32 Red Bingo Launches Bingo Chat Games
LONDON, October 5, 2011/PRNewswire/ --
32Red Bingo announce new bingo games, giving players the chance to fund
their bingo fun while chatting online.
32Red Bingo, renowned industry leaders in online gaming, are now running
a variety of chat games between online bingo games
[http://www.32redbingo.com ] inside their virtual online halls. The chat
games give online players the chance to win bonus bingo money by typing
correct words into an appropriate chat dialogue box, but only when the
virtual bingo host announces the start of a new bingo chat game.
The new games are designed to entertain players between scheduled bingo
To stand a chance of winning, gamers must keep one eye on the bingo host
at all times, as they will announce which chat game is to be played next. If
a lucky player is able to type the correct answer into the dialogue box,
they will win extra bingo bonus money. They could potentially fund their
bingo fun without spending a penny!
Bingo is currently the hottest game on the Internet and 32Red Bingo
offers eager gamers a variety of bingo games all day every day. Playing is
easy: all gamers need to do is set-up an account with 32Red Bingo, and right
now new customers receive a GBP10 welcome bonus- absolutely free.
A spokesman for 32Red Bingo said today "Chat bingo offers
[http://www.32redbingo.com/getting-started.html ] our gamers a real chance
of winning extra money. We have a large selection of different chat games to
play; all vastly different, even challenging. We've tried to fill that
tedious gap [waiting for new bingo games to begin] by offering our customers
a little something extra on the side."
"By simply staying alert, you could easily fund your bingo fun. It's a
great way to stay entertained between games."
32Red Bingo have a selection of chat games on offer between online bingo
games; all different to play and all offering different amounts of bonus
money. Examples include 'Sing-a-long bingo', which requires players to name
the tune from the first line of a song the bingo host sings, and also
'Scrambler', which requires gamers to unravel a bunch of mixed up characters
on-screen to form a word- kind of like the Countdown conundrum but better.
For a full list of Bingo chat games, visit the 32Red bingo website.
Notes to editor
32Red Bingo is part of 32Red- an industry leader in online gaming based
in the British overseas territory of Gibraltar. Fully licensed by the
Government of Gibraltar 32Red offer a wide range of gaming products- of
which poker is just one. As well as Bingo games, 32Red Bingo also offer a
wide selection of slot and scratch games and even video slots.
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Academy Award®-Winning Screenwriter Diablo Cody Launches Web Series on L Studio
Series kicks off fourth season of Lexus broadband channel
TORRANCE, Calif., Oct. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The launch of the fall television season is underway and with it, the influx of commercial interruptions. Lexus is offering an alternative to the traditional 30-minute sitcom with the debut of its fourth season of L Studio. The popular broadband channel, which has delivered such award-winning entertainment as "Web Therapy" and "Puppy Love," is now partnering with Academy Award-winning screenwriter Diablo Cody ("Juno") to debut her Web series "Red Band Trailer."
The series, which is taped in Cody's Airstream trailer, kicks off today in conjunction with the broadband channel's new fall lineup. The premiere webisode will feature John Krasinski, followed by interviews with Jack Black, Zooey Deschanel, Joel McHale, Amanda Seyfried and Sarah Silverman, among others.
"'Red Band Trailer' is an offbeat talk show that allows me to have one-on-one candid conversations with friends in my trailer," Cody said. "Because of our relationship and the laid-back vibe, they tend to open up more than they would in a traditional talk-show setting. It will be exciting to see how the L Studio audience responds."
"Red Band Trailer" joins the ranks of such critically acclaimed L Studio content as "Web Therapy," which will return for its fourth season. The breakout series starring Lisa Kudrow recently became the first and only branded content series to migrate to a premium cable network (Showtime). The series was also recognized by Fast Company as the Web's best branded entertainment (September 2010). Additionally, the channel will launch new installments of "Conversation Portraits," including a piece with Keith Richards, and new episodes of "Sessions,"which originally launched with musical artist will.i.am.
"We are looking forward to debuting the next season of L Studio and introducing Diablo Cody and her series to our audience," states Brian Smith, vice president of marketing for Lexus. "When we launched the channel in 2008, we never dreamed it would be such a game-changer. Between the critical acclaim, the pick-up of 'Web Therapy' by Showtime and the high-caliber celebrity involvement, L Studio has become a major player not just in branded entertainment, but in digital entertainment."
L Studio is an eclectic collection of unique perspectives designed to inspire viewers. The channel features original work from the worlds of art, culture, design, science, entertainment, architecture and beyond. Recent L Studio producers/creators include actress Lisa Kudrow,musical artist will.i.am and Tom Hanks, as well as profiles of designers Laura and Kate Mulleavy (Rodarte) and celebrity chef John Besh.
Content for LStudio.com is produced and distributed by Intelligent Life Productions in collaboration with Team One for Lexus.
Since its debut in 1989, Lexus has earned a reputation for high-quality products and exemplary customer service from its 229 dealers. Lexus is the luxury hybrid leader, offering five hybrids that provide the best in innovative technology and first-class luxury. When it began, Lexus offered two models of vehicles. Now, more than 20 years later, Lexus offers variations of 10 vehicles, from the sporty CT 200h hybrid to the V10 supercar, the LFA.
InternetHotels.com Launches New Free iPhone App for Finding Cheap Hotels
BURBANK, Calif., Oct. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- InternetHotels.com, a leading online source for finding the best hotel deals on the internet, is pleased to announce their new iPhone Application which allows users to find hotel deals and book cheap hotel reservations directly from their iPhones, iPads, and iPod touches.
"Using our cheap hotels iPhone app allows you to access the same great discounted prices and availability that you have come to expect from our websites while on the go," said an InternetHotels.com representative. "This app is a must-have for any vacation or road trip! Confirmations are instant and the handy map feature will show you exactly where your hotel is located."
The new iPhone app provides simple, fast, and risk-free hotel reservations from a selection of more than 70,000 hotels around the world, including more than 100 major destinations worldwide. Listings include hotel descriptions, amenity information, photos, and location maps to help aid in the selection process. "What you see is what you pay" with secure bookings and instant confirmations on your iPhone or iPad - there are no hidden fees or gimmicks. With discount hotel reservations and specials available in real time via this app, users can ensure they are receiving the lowest price possible on their hotel stay.
"We have already seen a great response to our app; 60% of mobile bookings with the app are happening the day of the stay," said the InternetHotels.com representative. "No matter where you are, you can find a cheap hotel right down the street or across the ocean!"
Booking a hotel with the InternetHotels.com app is quick and easy. Once the reservation is booked a secure confirmation is sent within seconds. That booking is then guaranteed for late arrivals.
InternetHotels.com is a nationwide and international discount hotel booking service with great prices and cheap hotel reservations for both leisure and business travel. They offer savings of up to 70% off regular hotel rates in some of the world's most expensive cities such as Las Vegas, New York, Miami, Los Angeles, Orlando, Hong Kong, Paris, London and much more.
Verizon and Microsoft Announce New FiOS TV-Powered Entertainment Experience Coming Soon to Xbox 360
Companies Collaborate to Offer Live, Multichannel HD TV Integrated with Kinect, in the United States via the Xbox; Expands Verizon FiOS Customers' Borderless Lifestyles
NEW YORK and REDMOND, Wash., Oct. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Verizon and Microsoft Corp. today announced an agreement that will open the door to a new FiOS TV-powered entertainment experience for the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system. Using a Verizon-developed software application, FiOS TV and Internet customers who are also Xbox LIVE Gold members will be able to view popular live TV channels through their Xbox consoles without any extra hardware required. This holiday, Verizon will bring a selection of popular live TV channels to Xbox 360 and will be a leader in delivering live, multichannel streaming HD TV, integrated with Kinect, via the Xbox.
The new collaboration is an important expansion of the breadth of entertainment available on Xbox 360 and the latest move by Verizon to break down old technology barriers and provide customers the freedom of a borderless lifestyle where they can connect with what they love on all their favorite devices. Utilizing Kinect for Xbox 360, FiOS customers will be able to easily discover and enjoy content in extraordinary new ways, all without having to pick up a remote control.
"By bringing the technologically advanced Verizon FiOS TV service to Xbox 360 and Kinect, we are advancing our vision to provide the best in entertainment in extraordinary new ways," said Tom Gibbons, corporate vice president of the TV & Service Business for the Interactive Entertainment Business at Microsoft. "Xbox 360 brings all your entertainment, friends and family together in one place, and we look forward to introducing Verizon FiOS TV to the console this holiday."
Verizon's vision for the future - the Borderless Lifestyle - can be summed up in four words: anytime, anywhere, any device.
"We want to make everything our customers want or need to do, easier and more convenient, by putting the power of our technology in their hands - through the Internet-connected devices they use every day," said Eric Bruno, vice president of consumer and mass business product management for Verizon. "The Borderless Lifestyle is about erasing old technology boundaries and freeing consumers to enjoy entertainment on their own terms. FiOS TV on the Xbox 360 will tap into the magic of Kinect to transform the way people interact with TV, providing a game-changing entertainment experience for our customers."
Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq "MSFT") is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential.
Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, NASDAQ: VZ), headquartered in New York, is a global leader in delivering broadband and other wireless and wireline communications services to consumer, business, government and wholesale customers. Verizon Wireless operates America's most reliable wireless network, with more than 106 million total connections nationwide. Verizon also provides converged communications, information and entertainment services over America's most advanced fiber-optic network, and delivers integrated business solutions to customers in more than 150 countries, including all of the Fortune 500. A Dow 30 company, Verizon employs a diverse workforce of nearly 196,000 and last year generated consolidated revenues of $106.6 billion. For more information, visit http://www.verizon.com.
VERIZON'S ONLINE NEWS CENTER: Verizon news releases, executive speeches and biographies, media contacts, high-quality video and images, and other information are available at Verizon's News Center on the World Wide Web at http://www.verizon.com/news. To receive news releases by email, visit the News Center and register for customized automatic delivery of Verizon news releases.
CONTACT: Bobbi Henson, Verizon, +1-972-718-2225, email@example.com; or Eric Kwan, Xbox, +1-323-202-1052, firstname.lastname@example.org
Clinical Care Options Announces Addition of ClinicalTrials.gov Database to CCO inPractice(TM) Point-of-Care Resource
RESTON, Va., Oct. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Clinical Care Options (CCO), a leader in next-generation medical education, information, and publishing for healthcare professionals, today announced the addition of the ClinicalTrials.gov database to CCO inPractice(TM), a free, searchable online point-of-care CME resource for specialists in HIV and oncology.
CCO inPractice(TM), which includes its own continuously updated comprehensive textbook, features a sophisticated Web-based specialty-specific search interface that provides simultaneous access to multiple educational resources designed to improve the knowledge and competence of clinicians. This resource includes 106 original textbook chapters written by internationally recognized experts, a comprehensive drug information database, access to a wide variety of current management guidelines, PubMed search and abstract integration, CCO's Conference Coverage of important medical meetings, and customized access to related CME programs produced by CCO, and can be accessed at http://www.inPractice.com.
Participants are also able to claim AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(TM) for their searches or for studying individual chapters, bookmark key sections, and share content with colleagues. The ClinicalTrials.gov database is the sixth database to be made available directly from the inPractice platform.
Jeffrey Drezner, MD, CEO of Clinical Care Options, said, "We're excited to add this new database to CCO inPractice(TM). The adoption of the program around the world has been very gratifying, and we know that this further enhancement, available at the point of care, will be appreciated by the busy practicing clinician."
ClinicalTrials.gov offers timely information on federally and privately supported clinical trials for a wide range of diseases and conditions. ClinicalTrials.gov currently contains 113,224 sponsored trials conducted in all 50 states and in 176 countries.
"Fewer than 3% of cancer patients enter clinical trials in the United States, even though trials are readily available in many parts of the country," said Ramaswamy Govindan, MD, Editor in Chief of CCO inPractice Oncology and Professor of Medicine and Co-Director, Section of Medical Oncology at Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, Missouri. "Having reliable and current information about ongoing clinical trials at the tap of a finger is no longer a luxury but a necessity. Integrating this database into inPractice is a great boon for practicing clinicians--it is the best way to integrate today's practice with tomorrow's possibilities."
About CCO inPractice(TM)
CCO inPractice(TM) was launched in November 2009 to provide the first fully integrated, comprehensive oncology information portal for use at the point of care to provide practical and critical information that physicians and other healthcare professionals would use to support treatment decisions. At the heart of this model is the understanding that the clinician engages in at least 2 distinct types of self-directed learning activities: the quick "look-up" for needed information during the clinic day and the more intensive or in-depth "focused learning" educational experience. The clinician's immediate need for specific information definitively identifies a knowledge or information gap; moreover, having found this specific information, if the physician investigates the topic further through links to reference resources and broader educational programs in a given subject area, this provides further evidence of a self-identified educational gap and a need to address that gap. This continually updated and fully integrated educational platform represents the next transformational step to provide a single educational resource to meet the varying levels of informational needs for clinicians and improve patient care by facilitating the clinician's self-directed learning at the point of care.
About Clinical Care Options
Clinical Care Options, a leader in the development of innovative, interactive, online medical education programs and proprietary medical education technologies for healthcare professionals, creates and publishes original continuing medical education and information resources that are designed specifically for healthcare providers in the areas of HIV, hepatitis/gastroenterology, and hematology/oncology. CCO's educational programs are developed not only to provide the latest scientific information but also to support the understanding, confidence, application, and competence of healthcare professional learners. In addition to the latest point-of-care resource, CCO inPractice(TM), CCO provides a spectrum of live and online educational programs and formats. For more information about the company and its programs, visit the CCO Web site at clinicaloptions.com.
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Clinical Care Options
CONTACT: Erik Brady, PhD, Director of Marketing, Clinical Care Options, +1- 919-280-6519, email@example.com
Ogilvy & Mather Russia to Acquire One of Russia's Leading Digital Agencies, Promo Interactive
MOSCOW, Oct. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Ogilvy & Mather Russia is pleased to announce it has agreed to acquire Promo Digital LLC, trading as Promo Interactive, formerly a part of the Next Media Group, subject to regulatory approvals.
The proposed acquisition will significantly strengthen Ogilvy's digital offering to its clients. Promo Interactive is one of Russia's leading digital agencies with a team of 53 employees and prestigious clients such as MTS, LG and Gazprom. The agency has a history of heavily investing in R&D, placing it in a position to offer clients state-of-the-art digital solutions in multi-media, mobile and infotainment.
OgilvyInteractive, with its list of blue chip global clients, complements Promo Interactive perfectly by excelling in providing digital solutions that are derived from a brand's strategy, making them an integral part of the communication program.
Following completion, Promo Interactive and OgilvyInteractive will have a combined 71 employees, offering a broad scope of digital services.
Evgeny Atin, Promo Interactive's managing director, commented by saying: "I am looking forward to working together with the professionals of all of the disciplines within the Ogilvy group. Together we can provide solutions for our clients that help their businesses during these difficult times. Stand alone and ad-hoc digital programs are a thing of the past. The digital channel has grown immensely in importance. It has to be an integral part of any brand's communication program.
Tatiana Azarova, OgilvyInteractive/OgilvyOne's Managing Director said: "The addition of Promo Interactive will greatly enhance our digital offer. Evgeny and I have already discovered many opportunities to offer our clients solutions that will enhance the efficiency of digital channels. Together we will have the team to make digital work much more productively to deliver the results that clients now need."
Joe Nutt, the CEO of Ogilvy & Mather Russia, said the following concerning the proposed acquisition: "The acquisition of Promo Interactive will result in a perfect fit. There is no duplication of resources. Each company complements the other with their capabilities. It is a marriage that will be beneficial to both partners and to their clients."
In commenting on the proposed acquisition, Miles Young, Global CEO of Ogilvy & Mather said, "We very much see Russia as a priority market in the context of our BRIC strategy. In this respect, digital is particularly important for our clients who are seeking to grow in Russia. Promo Interactive is quite simply the best independent company in the market, it's one that we've been following for a long time and it will significantly enhance our ability to create end-to-end programs in the Russian Federation."
Ogilvy & Mather is the most effective agency in Russia, winning nine EFFIES.
The company offers a full range of marketing communication disciplines: advertising, holistic digital solutions, digital media planning and buying, promotions, shopper marketing, HORECA implementation, CRM, public relations and graphic design. Ogilvy & Mather services Fortune Global 500 companies as well as local businesses through its network of more than 450 offices in 120 countries. It is a WPP company (Nasdaq: WPPGY). For more information, visit http://www.ogilvy.com.
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Ogilvy & Mather
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Avatron Launches New Universal Air Sharing 2.8 App for iPhone, iPod and iPad
Now View and Print Documents, Access Remote File Servers From any iOS Device with a Single App for Just $5; iPhone-only Air Sharing Classic Users Get Free Upgrade to Pro Features
PORTLAND, Ore., Oct. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Avatron® Software, a leading developer of productivity apps for the Apple iOS platform, today announced the launch of its new universal Air Sharing 2.8 file sharing app that lets iPhone, iPod and iPad users turn their mobile devices into external storage drives to save, view and print documents on the go and now do it all with a single universal app for all devices for just $5.
The latest upgrade gives iPhone-only Air Sharing Pro users the same advanced document viewer, document printing capabilities and remote file server access on both the iPhone and iPad. Users of the iPhone-only Classic and iPad-only HD products can retain their device-specific apps if they choose, or upgrade to the new universal Air Sharing app to take advantage of the advanced features across the entire iOS platform. Users of the iPhone-only Air Sharing Classic will be upgraded to the Pro features for free.
The latest universal edition also includes newly-added built-in support for Google Docs, enabling users to access and view files stored on the free online document management platform from either an iPhone or iPad device.
"Existing Air Sharing users will now be able to use their favorite document tools, like PDF navigation, document printing, file sharing and remote server access, on any iOS device for just $5," said Avatron CEO Dave Howell. "And, for new users, it's a great way to future-proof your investment. Maybe you only have the iPhone now, but are looking to buy an iPad when the next version comes out. With this new Air Sharing Universal edition, you'll be ready."
Air Sharing 2.8 joins Avatron's family of other universal productivity apps for iOS devices: Print Sharing makes it easy to print any document directly from iPhone or iPad in just three quick steps; and Air Display turns any iPad, iPhone, iPod touch or Mac computer into a wireless secondary computer display.
"When it comes to productivity apps, the iPhone and iPad environments are actually quite comparable, so a single, universal app makes more sense for us and our users," Howell said. "Moving to a universal app will allow us to improve the app more efficiently. But more importantly, it puts us on a firm foundation to prepare for some powerful new inter-device synchronization features related to Apple's iCloud service. We're very excited about that."
Air Sharing users who have already unlocked the Pro edition features and users of the HD for iPad version will see no functional change with the upgrade to version 2.8. Air Sharing Classic users will be upgraded to Pro edition features for free, while Pro users will be migrated from the iPhone-only app to the Universal app.
Air Sharing 2.8 is now available in the App Store and is part of Avatron's highly acclaimed family of productivity apps for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. For more information, visit http://www.avatron.com.
About Avatron Software
Avatron® Software is a leading developer of productivity-enhancing applications that blur the boundaries between personal computers, mobile devices, and the cloud. Avatron's Air Sharing document-management app was downloaded by more than 1 million users in its first two weeks and raised the bar for iOS application design and quality. The company's Air Display app turns an iPad into a wireless computer monitor with a touchscreen. Avatron was founded in April 2008 by former Apple engineering manager Dave Howell and a team of veteran Mac OS X programmers. The company is based in Portland, Oregon.
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INXPO Announces Availability of the INXPO Event App for the Jive Apps Market
Strategic Relationship to Bring Social Business Adoption of Digital and Hybrid Events
LAS VEGAS, Oct. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- JIVE WORLD - At JiveWorld today, INXPO announced a strategic relationship with Jive Software. INXPO developed a Jive App that will be available in the Jive Apps Market to all Jive end users.
The INXPO Jive App is initially developed for joint customers of INXPO and Jive. The INXPO Jive App serves as the social business users' go-to digital and hybrid event dashboard.
Through the INXPO Jive App users can:
-- Securely access INXPO with ease through Single Sign-On (SSO) from Jive,
enabling customers to register and attend INXPO-powered live events from
Jive without login credentials;
-- Seamlessly view all of their organization's INXPO-powered digital and
hybrid events directly within the Jive platform; and
-- Review and access the event's supporting documents and links.
INXPO and Jive are also pursuing the listing of public-facing INXPO-powered digital events via the INXPO Jive App to create an audience generation channel (to these same events) from all Jive communities.
"We're thrilled to enter a strategic relationship with Jive and contribute to the Jive Apps Market," said Drew VanVooren, Co-Founder and President, INXPO. "The INXPO Jive App provides a 'remote control' to all Jive customers, providing a new way to to access and attend their selected digital events."
"With a growing interest in digital and hybrid events, Jive customers can now be taken seamlessly into their organization's digital events from the Jive platform," said Robin Bordoli, VP, Jive Apps Market. "INXPO is the latest example of the new way to enterprise apps in this Consumerprise era that meets the needs for consumer simplicity with the compliance and security demands of the enterprise."
INXPO will be demonstrating the INXPO Jive App this week at Jive World. Visit us in the JiveWorld11 Apps Market Solution Showcase.
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INXPO is transforming the Web from pages and files to events and destinations, where people go to meet, learn and do business. We are the leading technology platform for virtual events and virtual business environments that connect, engage and educate audiences. We have delivered more than 1,000 successful virtual events and experiences for global customers, including American Marketing Association (AMA), Autodesk, Cisco, Freeman, George P. Johnson, Hilton, HIMSS, P&G, PCMA, TechTarget, UBM and U.S. Department of State. We are headquartered in Chicago and on the Web. Visit us at http://www.INXPO.com and on Twitter at @INXPO.
CONTACT: Dennis Shiao, INXPO, +1-917-903-8764, dshiao@INXPO.com