appMobi Releases Mobile Web Services Creating Most Comprehensive Mobile App Ecosystem Available
appMobi platform provides everything required for developing, testing, distributing and monetizing cross-platform native and Web apps
ORLANDO, Fla. and LANCASTER, Pa., March 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- appMobi® (http://www.appmobi.com) today announced the addition of four mobile Web services to its comprehensive Platform as a Service (PaaS) mobile app ecosystem solution. Through its free cross platform developer toolkit, the appMobi XDK, appMobi now provides mobile application and Web developers the most complete integrated set of hosted tools and services.
appMobi's new mobile Web services - including 1Touch(TM) frictionless payments, pushMobi(TM) multimedia push notifications, statMobi(TM) mobile analytics, and LiveUpdates(TM) over-the-air app updates - join a comprehensive suite of tools enabling any developer to create engaging and monetizable mobile apps, enable mobile commerce and analyze usage.
The appMobi XDK provides integrated tools for fully testing and publishing HTML-based code as either native apps or WebApps. Through the XDK, appMobi's mobile Web services are uniformly available to mobile Web, Apple iOS, Google Android and BlackBerry developers. Apps built with the appMobi XDK, whether native or not, can all utilize native device features, such as the accelerometer, camera, GPS and file system. With the addition of these new mobile Web services, developers can use the appMobi XDK to easily augment existing apps or build new apps that go well beyond the capabilities of currently available apps:
1Touch Frictionless Payments - Selected as a finalist in the 2011 CTIA E-Tech Awards, the 1Touch payment technology enables "single touch" in-app purchases within apps or websites through a highly-secure mobile wallet on the device and a few lines of HTML code. Though Apple's "Paid Subscriptions" and Google's "One Pass" systems make in-app purchasing of virtual goods easy, they don't address the buying of physical goods, nor do they work on the mobile Web. appMobi's 1Touch complements these app stores with one touch purchasing of physical or virtual goods either from within apps or via the mobile Web. 1Touch integrates with payment gateways such as Authorize.Net and PayPal, and with carrier billing. 1Touch brings the ease and convenience of secure frictionless payments to the entire mobile space, finally opening the mobile market to merchants selling physical goods.
pushMobi Multimedia Push Notifications - Push messaging is a proven and powerful way to engage users through mobile apps, alerting them to news, information and messages. With pushMobi, appMobi has evolved push messaging to a new level, delivering rich media messages with video, audio and HTML5 content. The pushMobi online dashboard (which integrates with any ad campaign management software) lets content providers target groups of users based on device, geography, demographics and other criteria.
statMobi Mobile Analytics - Advertisers and webmasters depend on analytics to measure the effectiveness of campaigns and content. statMobi provides app developers the first comprehensive set of analytic tools for measuring app usage, both online and offline. statMobi mobile analytics tracks app starts, clickstreams, push messaging reception and response, and payments made, among other data points. statMobi continuously captures metrics even when a device is offline during app use, then sends them once the device is back online. statMobi is the only "always-on" mobile analytics tool.
LiveUpdates OTA App Updating - Apps created using the appMobi XDK can now push new content, features, bug fixes and new versions over-the-air right to users' devices, without requiring an app store update. With LiveUpdates, developers can better ensure that their users have the latest content and newest versions of their apps.
appMobi is at the vanguard of mobile application innovation. At Mobile World Congress in February 2011, the company unveiled MobiUs(TM) - the first-of-its-kind mobile Web browser technology. Mobius allows developers to create Web applications - or WebApps - that exceed the functionality possible with native apps produced without the appMobi XDk, putting the entire World Wide Web on equal footing with app stores as the distribution channel for discovering, downloading and interacting with mobile apps.
Attendees of CTIA WIRELESS 2011, held March 22 to 24 in Orlando, Florida, can visit appMobi's booth 3196, located inside the Apps World section of the exhibit floor, for a demonstration of the entire appMobi PaaS.
Allegro DVT Brings an Over-the-Top (OTT) Flavour to the ALMosaic Monitoring System
GRENOBLE, France, March 22, 2011/PRNewswire/ -- Allegro DVT is proud to announce at IPTV WF 2011, a major
extension for its ALMosaic IP mosaic generator.
This popular device, already adopted by major content
providers worldwide in 2010, has been relied on both for head-end monitoring
and channel browsing.In order to broaden its monitoring capabilities, the
ALMosaic is now extended to support Over-the-Top TV and WebTV inputs.
Indeed, Over-the-Top TV and WebTV rely on a variety of
equipment and systems that lie outside the headend. This includes streaming
servers, conditional access systems and network equipment involved in the
In the current Over-the-Top TV and WebTV system landscape,
video program monitoring is generally carried out at various points at the
headend, but until today, most of monitoring mosaic generators were based on
SDI or Transport Stream inputs. Consequently, once a program has been
converted to any of the existing Over-the-Top TV or WebTV formats, it is
released in the wild and the ability to monitor it at the headend is lost.
This is the reason why AllegroDVT's ALMosaic live IP mosaic
generator features Apple HLS and Microsoft Smooth Streaming video inputs,
with support for DRM-protected content and round-robin channel cycling. This
long awaited feature creates a feedback path for monitoring Over-the-Top TV
services and will help broadcasters ensure error-free live OTT video
delivery, with 24/24 service availability, full SNMP administration and
Take care of your head-end, and treat it to the best. ALMosaic, by
About Allegro DVT:
Allegro DVT is a leading provider of H.264/MPEG-4 AVC/SVC/MVC
solutions, including industry standard compliance test suites and real-time
audio/video encoders and transcoders. Allegro products have been chosen by
more than 100 major IC providers, OEMs and broadcasters.
Small Business Opportunities Magazine Launches Redesigned Website, http://www.sbomag.com, With Resource Material & Bonuses to Help Entrepreneurs Navigate & Jumpstart Their Dream Biz, While Offering Even More New Outlets for Advertisers
NEW YORK, March 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The leading national newsstand publication on entrepreneurship, Small Business Opportunities, launched a newly designed website today, announced the Associate Publisher Arlene Jaffee.
"We have had an online presence since 2000 to help startup entrepreneurs find resources and ideas to open their first businesses. Our web visitors, who already operate small businesses, have told us that our online how-to columns and interviews with successful business owners have helped them to fine-tune their strategies and marketing plans during these tough times," said Jaffee.
Small Business Opportunities (SBO) and its sister publications, Start Your Own Business and Get Rich At Home have been how-to resource mainstays since 1988 with the launch of SBO.
"Small business owners have had a tough time weathering this up-and-down economy. And, for many of the millions of Americans who lost their jobs in the past two years, there are still too few viable employment options. Interest in starting a business has never been more popular than it is right now. We wanted to revamp our site to make it even more user-friendly and content rich to assist them in the process.
"Our objective has always been to demystify entrepreneurship for our readers and our new http://www.sbomag.com site contains more resources, tips, links, trends, and information on franchise and business opportunities than ever before," said Jaffee.
"The newly designed website provides our advertisers with even more opportunity to reach their target audience--consumers who are looking to purchase biz opps, as well as find information on tech products, web strategies, books, how-to manuals and turnkey packages," added the Associate Publisher.
The site is determined to offer maximum amounts of information in minimal quick bites, with a wide variety of resources to direct visitors to organizations and companies where they can find additional information. The site is more interactive, and offers daily and weekly updates on trends, trade shows, new products and services of interest to entrepreneurs. "We will also be able to incorporate stories and features to reach our rapidly expanding global audience," said Jaffee.
Visitors who sign up for the SBO newsletter can win free current bestselling business books to be awarded on a weekly basis. The magazine is also tweeting @sbomag on twitter and you can 'Like' SBO on Facebook at smallbusinessopportunities.
"More than ever, small business is still the backbone of our economy. We are honored to be a part of the process," said Jaffee.
Small Business Opportunities, Start Your Own Business, and Get Rich At Home are published by Harris Publications, Inc. 1115 Broadway, New York, NY 10010. The consumer magazines are national in the United States, Canada and Australia and are also sold in 40 countries via English-language bookstores and on newsstands in major hotels and airports.
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What's the Price of Procrastinating on Your Taxes?
Use Your Facebook Account at FileLater.com and the Cost is Zero
SAN FRANCISCO, March 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Banks.com, Inc. (NYSE Amex: BNX) (the "company") announced today that FileLater.com, leader in online tax extensions, has released its Annual Tax Procrastination map. The map provides a real time view of tax extensions being filed by taxpayers across the United States and can be viewed at: http://www.FileLater.com/procrastinate.
"It's little wonder why people procrastinate in doing their taxes. Dealing with the IRS is up there with public speaking as far as human fears go and the fear is so acute that some people say they fear the IRS more than they fear their own deaths!" commented Dan O'Donnell, CEO of Banks.com. "Last year, over 10 million taxpayers opted to file tax extensions prior to the April filing deadline to extend their tax return due date to October 15th".
FileLater.com, Banks.com's most recent acquisition, allows taxpayers to file a tax extension with the IRS online and receive a quick acknowledgment from the IRS with no questions asked and no need to provide a reason for the extension. "Among the many comfort levels filing an online extension with FileLater provides is the IRS will approve and acknowledge your tax extension electronically online. That's a comfort level you just can't get when you put a stamp on an envelope and send your extension to the IRS through the U.S. Mail," added O'Donnell.
The company also announced that FileLater.com customers who file an online extension using their Facebook account to login and who share their experience with five of their Facebook friends can file their extension absolutely free. "FileLater customers who utilize their Facebook logins, not only get to file their tax extension online for free, they also get to share a discount with their friends who need to file an extension," concluded O'Donnell.
Banks.com, Inc. operates internet media properties including: banks.com, irs.com, filelater.com and mystockfund.com. Our properties provide users with relevant finance-related content and services and provide vendors targeted online advertising opportunities. Through banks.com, we provide access to current financial content, including financial news, business articles, interest-rate tables, stock quotes and financial calculators. We also provide users access to tax related financial services including free online tax preparation through irs.com and online tax extensions through filelater.com, a business we acquired in late 2010, as well as online stock brokerage services through mystockfund.com. In addition to Banks.com, it operates other search related websites including Look.com.
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War Rock Rearms Loyal Troops in Celebration of Fourth Anniversary
GamersFirst Extends Gratitude to Long-Time War Rock Gamers with Exclusive In-Game Rewards
IRVINE, Calif., March 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The world leader in Free2Play® massively multiplayer online gaming, GamersFirst (http://www.gamersfirst.com) announced that War Rock is celebrating its fourth anniversary by extending gratitude to its loyal players with exclusive in-game limited-time rewards.
Over the weekend, War Rock veterans were greeted with the WA2000 Zebra Edition sniper rifle in gratitude for the years of dedicated service and valor on the killing fields of the Republic of Derbaran. The never-before seen stylized sniper rifle features a 2x zoom, capable of vaporizing ground troops from the safety that only a long-range weapon can provide.
All active and new War Rock players will receive a promotion code "CombatVictory" for an item delivering a 20 percent experience-point gain good for the next 30 days.
In an effort to address current players requests and concerns, the GamersFirst development team has also applied game improvements, including improved frame rates, upgrades to our English client of the game and changes to player compensation.
"War Rock continues to be one of our most popular MMO titles, and as such, we decided to celebrate not only the game's fourth anniversary, but honor the players that choose to spend their time in our world," said Rahul Sandil, SVP of Marketing and PR for GamersFirst. "With upcoming additions like War Rock: Clan Warfare, new weapon infusions, the dedicated GamersFirst development team and our devoted fans we look forward to another four years of battle in the Republic of Derbaran."
War Rock is GamersFirst's premier tactical massively multiplayer online first-person shooter. Set in the fictional land of the Republic of Derbaran, War Rock allows players to join the fight for freedom as a NIU Rebel or enlist in the Derbaran Military to crush subversion. Gamers can choose one of five branches of service with unique abilities and team roles. As an Engineer, Medic, Assault Trooper, Sniper or Heavy Trooper, gamers can traverse the battlefield was they progress from objective to objective, gaining rank and unlocking new weapons, vehicles and equipment while experiencing live one-on-one or squad-based combat.
To get up-to-date information on GamersFirst and War Rock's Community and Fan Pages, check out the following links:
GamersFirst is the leading Free2Play® MMO game publisher in the Western hemisphere. GamersFirst.com serves more than 30 million players in over 160 countries with offices throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia. GamersFirst.com features the hit MMOG's Knight Online, Sword2, War Rock and 9Dragons and the future hits APB Reloaded, MKZ, Victory and Taikodom: Living Universe. Read more about the company and its games at http://www.GamersFirst.com.
Verizon Wireless Brings 4G LTE to More Than 145 Markets by the End of 2011
BASKING RIDGE, N.J., March 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Verizon Wireless unveiled an additional 59 markets that will benefit from the world's first large-scale 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) network by the end of this year. These newly named areas, added to the 39 initial markets launched in December 2010 and 49 markets announced at the Consumer Electronics Show in January, mean that consumers and businesses in at least 147 U.S. cities will have access to the fastest, most advanced 4G mobile network in America.
David Small, chief technical officer for Verizon Wireless, said, "Aggressively expanding this powerful network beyond major metro areas reflects the reality that the 4G LTE ecosystem is growing quickly. Our commitment to reach deep into medium-sized cities and smaller communities by the end of 2011 means the power of 4G LTE can be harnessed and provide advanced services to law enforcement, healthcare workers, educators, and other professionals, as well as to individual consumers, sooner than many thought possible. So whether you spend time in New York and San Francisco, or Harrisburg, Penn., Saginaw/Bay City, Mich., Huntsville, Ala. and Las Cruces, New Mexico, you can connect to the most advanced 4G network in the country."
(EDITORS NOTE: A list of new 4G LTE markets launching in 2011 follows this news release.)
The HTC ThunderBolt(TM), launched Thursday, March 17, is the first in a suite of consumer-oriented smartphones, tablets, hotspots and notebooks that will run on Verizon Wireless' 4G LTE network by the middle of this year. The new consumer devices join two USB modems from Pantech and LG which have been providing laptop users with speeds up to 10 times faster than the company's 3G network. In real-world, fully-loaded network environments, 4G LTE users should experience average data rates of 5 to 12 megabits per second (Mbps) on the downlink and 2 to 5 Mbps on the uplink.
Verizon Wireless is building its 4G LTE network with the same commitment to performance and reliability for which it has long been recognized. Verizon Wireless' consistent focus on reliability is based on rigid engineering standards and a disciplined deployment approach year after year.The company's700 MHz spectrum gives Verizon Wireless specific advantages with 4G, including a contiguous, nationwide network license.
Verizon Wireless is also working with rural communications companies to collaboratively build and operate a 4G network in those areas using the tower and backhaul assets of the rural company and Verizon Wireless' core 4G LTE equipment and premium 700 MHz spectrum. Already, six rural companies have signed on to leverage Verizon Wireless' scale for infrastructure while keeping their customers on the cutting edge of technology.
Since 2007, when Verizon Wireless jump-started the global 4G LTE ecosystem with its selection of LTE for its 4G technology, the company has developed deep partnerships to spearhead a broad LTE ecosystem, including the LTE Innovation Center in Waltham, Mass., and an LTE Applications Center, slated to open in San Francisco this fall.
Verizon Wireless' 4G LTE network already reaches 110 million people, more than one-third of all Americans, and is available today in the following metropolitan areas:
Los Angeles, Calif.
San Diego, Calif.
San Francisco, Calif.
San Jose, Calif.
Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
West Palm Beach, Fla.
West Lafayette, Ind.
New Orleans, La.
Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minn.
St. Louis, Mo.
Las Vegas, Nev.
New York, N.Y.
Oklahoma City, Okla.
Dallas-Ft. Worth, Texas
San Antonio, Texas
Additional areas to be covered by Verizon Wireless' 4G LTE network in 2011 include:
Fort Smith, Ark.
Little Rock, Ark.*
San Luis Obispo, Calif.
Santa Barbara, Calif.
Colorado Springs, Colo.*
Fort Collins, Colo.
New Haven, Conn.
Daytona Beach, Fla.
Fort Myers, Fla.
Lakeland-Winter Haven, Fla.*
Iowa City, Iowa
Fort Wayne, Ind.
Baton Rouge, La.*
Grand Rapids, Mich.
Saginaw-Bay City, Mich.
Greensboro-Winston Salem-High Point, N.C.*
Las Cruces, N.M.
Santa Fe, N.M.
Scranton/Wilkes Barre, Pa.
State College, Pa.*
Hilton Head, S.C.*
Sioux Falls, S.D.*
Dyersburg-Union City, Tenn.
Kingsport-Johnson City, Tenn.-Bristol, Va.*
Beaumont-Port Arthur, Texas*
Bryan-College Station, Texas*
El Paso, Texas
Salt Lake City-Ogden, Utah*
* Indicates a metro area previously announced in 2011
Verizon Wireless operates the nation's fastest and most advanced 4G network and largest and most reliable 3G network, and serves more than 94 million customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 82,000 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.
Acqueon Launches New Multichannel Outbound Notification Software Application for Contact Centers and Enterprises
New Application to Enhance Outbound Capabilities for Internet Protocol (IP) based Private Branch Exchanges (PBX)
PRINCETON, N.J., March 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Acqueon Technologies Inc., a leading product specialist in Customer Interaction Management (CIM), today announced its new communications and notifications management application, ProActive Reach. Designed for organizations to quickly and efficiently communicate with large groups of employees, customers or other groups of corporate stakeholders.
ProActive Reach is a software application that enables more proactive communications with customers, employees, or constituents for a wide range of purposes. ProActive Reach provides a new level of customer service to an organization's stakeholders, through tailored messaging, specialized account messaging and disseminating emergency information appropriately. Its easy to use message monitoring tools allow organizations to decrease the cost of reaching customers, while improving the quality and consistency of the information provided.
ProActive Reach is compatible with most premise or hosted corporate communication networks. The application provides automated message management, flexible list management and the ability to increase contact success through email and SMS, giving organizations the ability to organize communications data instantly and respond strategically. ProActive Reach is suitable for organizations with or without contact centers and enhances their ability to increase the effectiveness of their outbound reach or consolidate outbound applications into one multi-purpose platform.
"Acqueon's products target emerging as well as mature markets. While these products enable easy acquisition and adoption of relevant communication or contact center technologies in emerging markets, they enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of existing infrastructure in mature markets," said Julie D. Burroughs, Vice President, Sales & Business Development, Acqueon Technologies. "ProActive Reach is one such product that substantially improves the level of customer service an organization provides to its corporate stakeholders and easily integrates into almost any corporate environment."
ProActive Reach has been designed and developed by Acqueon Technologies Inc., a certified organization under the Cisco Developer Network (CDN) and a gold-level member of the Avaya DevConnect program.
About Acqueon Technologies Inc.
Acqueon Technologies Inc. specializes in developing products and solutions for the Customer Interaction Management (CIM) industry. These products and solutions use business logic to deliver a distinctive customer experience by enabling organizations to not just interact with their customers - but relate.
Acqueon Technologies produces applications that work with existing Avaya, Cisco, Dialogic, and Microsoft systems, to help call centers and contact centers merge communications channels, while compiling all previous communications, to ultimately create an easy and appropriate response strategy. Offering a compelling Total Cost of Ownership (TCO), which is further enhanced by rapid deployment, Acqueon products and solutions are implemented across various verticals such as Banking, Insurance, Retail, Telecom, Healthcare, and Education among others, in over 17 countries and handle millions of transactions every day. Acqueon Technologies is a 2010 recipient of the Red Herring Top 100 North America Award.
Acqueon Technologies is headquartered at 100 Overlook Center, Second Floor, Princeton, NJ 08540. For more information, please contact email@example.com or call Europe/North America: (888) 946-6878 or APAC/MEA: (91-44) 6108-4800.
About Maiden Media Group
Maiden Media Group is a full-service digital creative agency that translates strategy into inspired rich media content and executes in a way that gets audience's attention and compels action.
LoopNet Launches Expanded Line of Information Products With More Than 10 Million Commercial Real Estate Property Records
- Dramatically Increases Information Affordability and Accessibility for Brokers, Investors, Appraisers, Owners and Tenants -
- Integrates Public Records, Researched Property Information and Sales Transaction Comps in Comprehensive, Cost-Effective One-Stop Service -
SAN FRANCISCO, March 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- LoopNet, Inc. (Nasdaq: LOOP), which operates the most heavily visited online commercial real estate information web site, today announced the launch of its expanded line of property research products, Property Facts and Property Comps. These new information services will provide commercial real estate brokers, investors, appraisers, tenants and others with a flexible, cost-effective source of nationwide commercial property data for all major property types. LoopNet Property Facts offers detailed information on more than 10 million commercial properties, providing owner, lender, tenant, market stats and tax information for both on-market and off-market properties. LoopNet Property Comps provides sale price, buyer, seller, sale date and other transaction details for over 1.3 million closed sale transactions.
Commercial real estate professionals now have the choice of subscribing to the LoopNet marketplace to market or search for active sale and lease listings, or subscribing to the Property products -- Property Facts or Property Comps -- to research the market as a whole at http://www.LoopNet.com.
"With the launch of these expanded products and services, LoopNet is heralding a significant change in commercial real estate research, which has long been characterized by expensive, restrictive data services that do not adequately meet the needs of a large sector of the market," said Thomas Byrne, LoopNet's President and Chief Operating Officer. "In particular, many brokers and brokerage firms, individual investors, landlords, appraisers and financial services professionals have been priced out of the market for these information services. We are very excited to now provide them with a comprehensive, affordable, nationwide property research solution alternative that covers all property types and all U.S. geographies in one simple subscription that does not require an annual contract."
"As an organization, we are incredibly proud of today's launch," said Rich Boyle, Chairman and CEO. "A key component of our longer-term strategy is expanding the array of products and services that we deliver to an increasing number of industry participants, while extending and deepening our relationship with existing customers. We are confident that Property Facts and Property Comps will prove significant contributors on all of those fronts."
While the LoopNet marketplace features nearly 800,000 listings that are actively marketed for sale and lease, the LoopNet Property Facts and Property Comps databases contain more than 12 times that many records, providing a holistic view of the commercial property inventory in a market, regardless of current availability and regardless of whether it has ever been marketed on LoopNet.
Together, the Property line of products contain a wealth of property details and offer unparalleled ease of use and affordability for nationwide search of office, industrial, retail, multifamily, hotel, land and other specialty properties. Specific data fields include:
PROPERTY FACTS PROPERTY COMPS
-- Tenant Rosters and Employee Counts -- Sale Date
-- Tax Records and Assessed Values -- Sale Price
-- Property Details and Photos -- Address / Property Type
-- Owner Details and History -- Buyer
-- Mortgage and Lender History -- Seller
-- Historical Sale and Lease Listings -- Property Details and Photo
-- Asking Price and Asking Rent Trends
Property Facts has been in development and operating in beta mode on LoopNet.com for more than a year under the name Property Research Database. With today's official launch of the stand-alone product, LoopNet introduces significant new features and functionality, including:
-- Better Search: Filter properties based on over 25 criteria, including
property type, location, building size, owner name, mortgage due date,
and individual tenant names.
-- Better Analytics: Calculate average asking sale and lease prices and
closed transaction prices among neighboring properties within a
geographic area defined by the user.
-- Better Reporting: Generate over a dozen different reports, all
customizable with the user's name, company logo and client names, with
most fields fully editable by the user.
-- Better Tools: Print address labels of owners or tenants for mail
campaigns or generate prospecting "call sheets" for telemarketing
"LoopNet members who have been using the beta version of the Property Research Database will immediately notice the powerful new features and expanded data sets," said Mike Manning, LoopNet Vice President of Marketing. "These include advanced search parameters, robust report creation and editing capabilities, additional breadth and depth of the data sets, including land, prospecting capabilities such as lists and mailing labels, and more. This is the most powerful suite of LoopNet research tools ever for commercial real estate brokers, enabling them to find more deals, advise their clients to make smarter, more informed investment and leasing decisions, and work more efficiently."
LoopNet, available at http://www.LoopNet.com, operates the most heavily trafficked commercial real estate marketplace online with more than 4 million registered members and more than 6 million unique visitors quarterly as reported by Google Analytics. LoopNet also now offers one of the largest commercial property databases with more than 10 million commercial property records.
The LoopNet marketplace covers all commercial property categories, includingoffice, industrial, retail, multifamily (apartment properties for sale), hotel, land, specialty properties, investment propertiesand businesses for sale. As of December 31, 2010, the LoopNet marketplace featured more than $450 billion of property available for sale and 6.7 billion square feet of space for lease.
LoopNet customers include virtually all of the top commercial real estate firms in the U.S., including Apartment Realty Advisors, Cassidy Turley, CB Richard Ellis, Coldwell Banker Commercial, Colliers International, Cushman & Wakefield, Grubb & Ellis, Jones Lang LaSalle, Lincoln Property Company, NAI Global, Newmark Knight Frank, ProLogis, The Shopping Center Group and Sperry Van Ness.
This release contains forward-looking statements regarding the anticipated benefits and impact of LoopNet's Property line of products, our efforts to differentiate our online commercial marketplace, deliver increasing value to our customers, and the exposure for available properties listed on our marketplace. These statements are based on current information and expectations that are inherently subject to change and involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Actual events or results might differ materially from those in any forward-looking statement due to various factors, including, but not limited to, the accessibility and functionality of Property Facts and Property Comps, ongoing volatility in the commercial real estate market, whether increased traffic will lead to new registered members, and our ability to convert them into Premium Members and retain them, our ability to continue to attract unique visitors to our web site, our ability to obtain or retain listings from commercial real estate brokers, agents and property owners, competition from current or future companies, seasonality and our ability to manage our growth. Additional information concerning factors that could cause actual events or results to differ materially from those in any forward-looking statement is contained in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Copies of filings made by us with the SEC are available on the SEC's web site or at http://investor.LoopNet.com/sec.cfm. LoopNet does not intend to update the forward-looking statements included in this press release that are based on information available to us as of the date of this release.
For more information
Cary Brazeman, 310-205-3590
RCR Wireless Partners With Scanbuy to Bring QR Codes to Publications & Events
Mobile Barcodes will Give Readers Easier Access to RCR's Line of Products Simply by Scanning with a Camera Phone
NEW YORK, March 22, 2011/PRNewswire/ --Scanbuy, Inc. (http://www.scanbuy.com), the global leader in mobile barcode solutions, today announced that it has partnered with RCR Wireless News (http://www.rcrwireless.com), the premier news source for the wireless communications industry, to provide ScanLife mobile barcodes for their line of publications and events, including their website, daily eNewsletters and printed special editions. The mobile barcode platform will provide readers fast and easy mobile access to RCR Wireless from anywhere, anytime.
ScanLife QR codes give RCR a tool that will make some of their traditional media more engaging and mobile friendly. The technology will be launched this week at CTIA Orlando, Florida to give visitors all the information from RCR's diverse line of publications without having to search a web browser or pick up a printed edition. Codes will also link to Twitter feeds, daily newsletters, and new content. ScanLife's barcodes can be updated at any time, giving users the most dynamic news and information by scanning the same barcode at different times.
"The partnership between Scanbuy and RCR Wireless News opens up a new wave of the future," said Mike Wehrs, CEO and President of Scanbuy. "With the 1600% increase in scans last year, more and more people use scanning for everything from getting reviews to obtaining coupons. We are thrilled to be partnering with one of the leaders in the wireless industry, and this is a fantastic way to show how this technology can be used to deliver instant access to content. Plus, RCR Wireless can collect important analytical information about their readers such as what is being scanned most and where they are from."
ScanLife codes have been featured in numerous successful campaigns including Target, Heineken and Verizon.
"Our mission is to connect the industry online, in person, in print, on video and now using mobile phones as a more effective means to distribute content," said Jeff Mucci, Group Publisher of RCR Wireless. "The ScanLife system allows us to instantly distribute all forms of content to our readers without the high cost of print material. Users are given immediate access to the RCR publications straight to their mobile device."
Founded in 1981,RCR Wireless News provides uncompromising, editorial excellence, while connecting technology companies, in-person, in print, and online, with their industries, their customers and talent using its portfolio of publications, websites and events. RCR Wireless News is owned by Arden Media Company, which through its properties, RCR Wireless News, ITjobs.net, and TelecomCareers, pairs credible industry information with measurable sales and recruitment lead generation programs to procure customers and talent. For more information, visit http://www.RCRWireless.com.
Scanbuy is the leading global provider of mobile barcode solutions that use the camera phone as the link between the physical world and the digital world. The ScanLife solution consists of a multi-barcode reader application and interoperable Code Management Platform. The technology has been successfully deployed and supported by leading mobile providers and handset manufacturers in the United States, Mexico, Chile, Spain, Italy and Denmark. Media companies and marketers use the solution to create and manage measurable 2D barcode campaigns, extending brand engagement onto mobile devices.
Scanbuy has the largest and oldest patent portfolio of any company in the industry, with over 30 patents granted covering the entire solution. The company's investors include Motorola Ventures, Hudson Ventures, Masthead Venture Partners, and Longworth Venture Partners.
NetAmerica and Ericsson to Bring Comprehensive 4G Solution to Rural Markets
NetAmerica Provides Critical Business and Network Services Needed by Small and Midsized Spectrum Holders To Provide World-Class 4G Converged Services
DALLAS, March 22, 2011/PRNewswire/ --NetAmerica Alliance, LLC and Ericsson today announced a technology partnership to bring wireless spectrum owners (700MHz and AWS) in rural markets, the economies of scale, solutions and capabilities they need to provide advanced communication services to their communities.
NetAmerica joined forces with rural independent license holders, that are deploying converged 4G wireless/wireline networks, to provide them with business and network services including combined buying power, nationwide branding, 24x7 network monitoring, 4G core networking elements, applications development and other key services needed to build the converged network of the future.
Central to the solutions offered by NetAmerica are the equipment and technology used in the core network and in the local communities served by individual alliance participants. This includes Long Term Evolution (LTE) radio functionality, a state-of-the-art Evolved Packet Core (EPC), a leading-edge architecture based on IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS), and a family of 4G-centric home and small business gateways. After an exhaustive evaluation process, NetAmerica chose Ericsson as their technology partner to provide these critical components.
"Our requirements and those of our participants demanded more than just a vendor relationship," said Roger Hutton, Chairman and CEO of NetAmerica. "We needed a partner who could truly work with us and our alliance participants to not only bring 4G wireless to their communities but to provide true converged services for their wireline business as well. After an extensive evaluation of all the major suppliers, Ericsson proved to be that partner."
"This is a new type of LTE deployment," said Arun Bhikshesvaran, Head of Strategy and Market Development, Ericsson North America. "NetAmerica is making it possible for smaller operators to join together to deliver cost effectively the same mobile broadband services available in major metropolitan areas. The socioeconomic benefits of broadband services in metropolitan areas are well proven and, with applications designed for rural consumers, one can only imagine the extent to which the people and businesses in these markets will become more empowered and more productive as a result of this opportunity."
4G/LTE is recognized by many as the next step in the future of telecommunications. Large carriers are now starting to bring 4G enabled services based on LTE technology to metropolitan markets. Independent carriers have a long heritage of offering leading edge services to their communities and the NetAmerica Alliance enables them to continue that legacy of innovation.
About NetAmerica Alliance, LLC
NetAmerica Alliance, LLC is a company comprised of an experienced organization and management team coupled with independent spectrum license holders who agree to build out their regions as part of a consortium, thus gaining collective strength and cost advantages comparable to large carriers. Through the alliance, many separate operating entities essentially become one, while maintaining their independence.
NetAmerica provides buying power, nationwide branding, marketing and training programs, a network operations center, core networking elements, applications development and nationwide roaming arrangements. Participants run the network in their own territories while NetAmerica provides the critical mass and economies of scale needed to thrive in an increasingly competitive environment. Website: http://www.netamericaalliance.com.
This press release contains statements that are forward-looking. Investors are cautioned that any such forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and that actual results may differ materially as a result of known and unknown risks and uncertainties.
Wilson Electronics Introduces Cellular Booster Portability at International CTIA Wireless 2011
New battery power pack accessory makes two of Wilson's best selling signal boosters truly portable -- on display at CTIA booth #4633
ST. GEORGE, Utah, March 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Wilson Electronics (http://www.WilsonElectronics.com), manufacturer of North America's top-selling line of cellular signal boosters, today announced at International CTIA Wireless 2011 in Orlando a battery pack accessory that makes two of the company's most popular boosters truly portable.
The Wilson portable battery pack weighs about 2 ounces when loaded with four standard AAA batteries (about 0.5 ounces on its own). It will operate the Sleek signal booster for two hours of talk time (voice or data), and up to six hours in standby mode. The device, which measures just under 3 inches tall by 2 inches wide, and 0.5 inches thick, will have a suggested retail price of $16.95. It is on display at CTIA booth #4633.
The portable battery pack, available starting in April, combined with the Sleek (2.5 ounces) will provide a fully portable cellular signal boosting solution to remote workers, emergency personnel and recreationists who may need connectivity in weak signal areas while away from a building or vehicle. The battery pack will also power the award-winning MobilePro signal booster, and connects to each device via a USB cord supplied with each product. When connected to the MobilePro, it will give about one hour of talk time, and up to three hours of idle time.
"The portable battery pack makes two of our top selling boosters, the Sleek and MobilePro, even more portable," said Laine Matthews, Wilson Electronics director of business development. "Construction workers, Search and Rescue personnel, Wildland Firefighters, cyclists, hikers and others can now have the benefit of these two signal boosters in outdoor locations where there is no other power source available. The battery pack is perfect for these kinds of situations -- when staying connected isn't just a convenience, but a matter of personal safety."
Wilson cellular signal boosters work with phones, tablets, data cards, machine-to-machine (M2M) applications as well as cellular-enabled multiple Internet access devices, such as the Mi-Fi, which operate on networks using North American cellular bands.
About Wilson Electronics, Inc.
Wilson Electronics, Inc., a leader in the wireless communications industry for more than 40 years, designs and manufactures a wide variety of cell phone signal boosters, antennas and related components that significantly improve cellular communication in mobile, indoor, and machine-to-machine (M2M) applications. All Wilson products are engineered, assembled and tested in the company's U.S.-based headquarters. Wilson boosters fully comply with FCC regulations for cellular devices and are FCC type accepted and Industry Canada certificated. Wilson Electronics has developed and patented microprocessor-controlled signal booster technology, which protects cell sites by preventing network interference due to oscillation or site overload. For more information, visit http://www.wilsonelectronics.com.
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Cricket Launches Affordable and Feature-packed LG Optimus C Smartphone
~ Wireless Innovator Brings Android Smartphone to its Customers on High-Quality all-3G Network ~
SAN DIEGO, March 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Cricket Communications, Inc.,a leading provider of innovative and value-driven wireless services and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Leap Wireless International, Inc. (Nasdaq: LEAP), today announced the launch of the LG Optimus C Smartphone, the first Android device by LG to be included in Cricket's dynamic line of phone offerings.
Marking Cricket's continued dedication to budget-conscious wireless devices and services, the LG Optimus C is available immediately at a suggested MSRP of $199.99 in Cricket branded retail stores and specific dealers in most Cricket markets nationwide and on http://www.mycricket.com. The sleek, value-priced device has a 3.2" HVGA touch-screen, Wi-Fi capability, 3.2MP camera/camcorder, music player and microSD slot, 600 mhz processor and a virtual QWERTY keyboard. Operating on the Android 2.2 OS, the sleek silver device offers 3G real web browsing and access to the Android Marketplace, providing Cricket customers with access to over 100,000 popular apps, including games, social networking, business tools and more. The LG Optimus also offers multi-app screens that allow users to efficiently access their content.
"Cricket is very excited to add the LG Optimus C to our wide-ranging device portfolio," said Matt Stoiber, vice president and general manager of devices for Cricket Communications. "Offered at an MSRP of $199.99 with a variety of limited time rebates, the low-cost, yet feature-packed Optimus C further solidifies Cricket's commitment to provide its customers with high-quality wireless devices and services at the best prices."
The LG Optimus C is offered on Cricket's all-inclusive $55 Android plan, which provides users with unlimited talk, text, 411 information, navigation, international text, unlimited picture and video messaging, nationwide data services on the company's reliable all 3G network, and more.
Cricket is the pioneer of simple and affordable unlimited wireless services with no long-term commitments or credit checks required serving more than 5.5 million customers in 35 states and the District of Columbia. Cricket offers wireless voice and broadband Internet services over the latest technology, high-quality, all-digital 3G CDMA2000 1X and 1xEV-DO wireless network. Cricket's nationwide wireless voice service plans include unlimited anytime minutes, unlimited U.S. long distance, unlimited text and picture messaging, unlimited text to Mexico, unlimited Mobile Web, unlimited directory assistance, as well as a variety of calling features and feature-rich mobile applications such as popular games, ringtones and wallpapers. For more information on Cricket, visit http://www.mycricket.com. Cricket is offered by Leap Wireless International, Inc., headquartered in San Diego, Calif. For more information on Leap, visit http://www.leapwireless.com.
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Arkeia Delivers File-level Restore to VMware vStorage Customers
Arkeia Agent for vStorage Now Offers File-grain Restore from Both Windows and Linux Virtual Machine Snapshots
SAN DIEGO, March 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Arkeia Software, a leading provider of fast, easy-to-use, and affordable network backup solutions, today announced the release of a new version of its VMware vStorage agent featuring the ability to restore a single file or a directory from the backup of a complete Windows or Linux virtual machine performed through VMware vStorage API.
Granular Restore from Image Backups
The Arkeia Network Backup Agent for vSphere uses VMware's latest vStorage APIs for Data Protection (VADP). Support for VMware's Changed Block Tracking (CBT), essential for fast, incremental image backups, was delivered in June 2010. This upgrade to Arkeia's Backup Agent for vSphere now allows authorized users to use Arkeia's web user interface to select the file or directories to be restored and to save them either to the original virtual machine, to an alternate virtual machine, or to a physical server.
Unlike other vStorage solutions, Arkeia offers file-grain restore for both Windows and Linux virtual machines. Further, Arkeia supports both native file systems and file systems layered on a Linux logical volume manager (LVM). Administrators specify file or directory paths and the files or directories are restored in a single-pass. The upgraded agent is backwards-compatible with image-backups made with earlier versions of Arkeia's backup agent for vStorage.
Enterprise-class--without paying a premium
DCIG's 2011 Virtual Server Backup Software Buyer's Guide ranked Arkeia Software 3rd among 24 vendors for data protection of virtual server environments. "Arkeia Network Backup possesses many of the same features that backup software solutions that are normally classified as 'enterprise class,'" reports Jerome Wendt, DCIG analyst and author of the 2011 Buyer's Guide. "This is notable in that Arkeia primarily targets midsized companies with its solution. So, midsized companies get much of the same functionality to protect their physical and virtual machines as larger organizations--without paying a premium."
"Arkeia's new agent for vStorage lets us further improve the service levels that we offer our customers," reports Guido Dolci, CTO at Sfera Networks, a regional MSP in Italy. "Arkeia's leverage of VMware's Change Block Tracking already shortened backup windows with block-level incremental backup. Now, we can reduce time required for granular file restores on both Linux and Windows guest operating systems." Sfera Networks has protected customer data with Arkeia Network Backup since 1999.
Arkeia vStorage Agent Details
Arkeia's vStorage agent offers comprehensive backup and recovery support for ESX(i) 3.5 and VMware vSphere 4.0/4.1 (including vCenter) platforms. Capabilities, all managed through Arkeia's Web user interface, include:
-- Block-grain incremental image-level backups using VMware Changed Block
Tracking (CBT) for reduced storage needs and faster backups due to
reduced network traffic
-- vCenter integration for simplified management of backup and recovery
operations for environments with multiple physical hosts
-- vApp support to backup and restore groups of VMs working together, as
well as granular restore on a per-VM basis
-- Multiple transport methods allowing the Arkeia Agent to perform LAN-free
backups via SCSI hot-add or over the virtual LAN for accelerated
-- Raw Device Mapping (RDM) support for backups of remote block storage
devices, including incremental backups using CBT when in virtual
-- Differential backups, as well as full and incremental backups, for the
flexibility to define an efficient backup process
-- Flexible restores including hypervisor redirection, as well as options
to choose datacenter/folder, cluster/host, resource pool, or datastore
destinations to simplify the restore process
-- File-grain and directory-grain restores from image backups of both Linux
and Windows guest operating systems; a VMware hypervisor is not required
for the restore
Availability and Pricing
This Arkeia vStorage Backup Agent is available now. This agent is available as a software package installed on any VMware-supported Linux or Windows platforms, including Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Novell's SuSE Enterprise Server and Windows Server 2003 and 2008. The agent is also available as a convenient virtual appliance, ready for deployment on any VMware ESX or ESXi hypervisor.
Pricing starts at $1,000 per VMware vSphere server for large vCenter deployments. For Arkeia customers with current maintenance agreements, agent upgrades are provided at no charge.
All products include one year of maintenance for free license updates/upgrades as well as access to Arkeia technical support. See http://www.arkeia.com/vstorage for more information and a free-trial download.
About Arkeia Software
Arkeia Software delivers fast, easy-to-use, and affordable solutions for data backup and disaster recovery. The award-winning Arkeia Network Backup Suite is designed for mid-sized organizations and safeguards more than 100,000 networks for 7,000 customers in 70 countries. Arkeia's integrated solution is ideal for the consolidation of disparate backup products. We protect all major virtual platforms including VMware, Hyper-V, and XenServer--and over 200 physical platforms including AIX, BSD, HP-UX, Linux, Mac OS, Netware, Solaris, and Windows. Arkeia delivers software and both virtual and hardware appliances, backing up data to disk, tape, and the cloud. We provide bare-metal disaster recovery, LAN/WAN replication of backup sets, and numerous hot backup agents. Arkeia's unique source-side progressive deduplication technology reduces storage requirements and accelerates backups, especially of virtual environments. Arkeia shipped the industry's first network backup solution for Linux in 1999 and is headquartered in San Diego, California.
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HTC Showcases Innovative Experiences at International CTIA Wireless 2011
HTC Shows World's First LTE Smartphone, HTC Scribe Technology(TM), and more at CTIA booth -- #3697
ORLANDO, Fla., March 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- International CTIA Wireless 2011 -- HTC Corporation, a global leader in smartphone innovation and design, will be highlighting its latest devices and technologies at International CTIA Wireless 2011 in Orlando, Fla. Conference attendees will have the opportunity to spend hands-on time with the blazing fast speeds supported by the world's first 4G LTE smartphone, the HTC ThunderBolt, and see the first tablet to offer the acclaimed HTC Sense(TM) experience, HTC Flyer(TM), including the groundbreaking power of HTC Scribe Technology.
"HTC focuses on creating innovations that are inspired by our consumers, not only in terms of the latest hardware, but also the content that matters most to them," said Jason Mackenzie, president, HTC Americas. "With our leadership in LTE technology, our best-in-industry portfolio of connected smart devices for a cross section of people and our focus on offering content within the HTC Sense experience, HTC continues to put each of our customers at the center to ensure the most robust and comprehensive mobile experience possible. We are excited to be participating in CTIA Wireless 2011 and are looking forward to an action-packed week ahead for us and for the industry."
HTC Furthers Its 4G Leadership
The HTC ThunderBolt is the world's first 4G LTE smartphone and the first to take advantage of Verizon Wireless' new 4G LTE network. The HTC booth at CTIA 2011 will offer attendees the opportunity to experience the speed and power of this all-new 4G powerhouse firsthand. The Android(TM)-powered HTC ThunderBolt features the highly acclaimed HTC Sense(TM) experience, offering a huge selection of personalization options, a convenient consolidated e-mail inbox, and unique camera effects and filters, as well as support for Google Mobile Services, including Gmail(TM), YouTube(TM) and access to the ever-growing Android Market(TM) with over 100,000 apps.
Building a More Integrated Mobile Experience
Conference attendees will also have an opportunity to view demonstrations of HTC's newest technology offerings: HTC Watch(TM), HTC Scribe Technology(TM) and the re-thought HTC Sense experience for tablets.
When introducing its first tablet, HTC couldn't just port the HTC Sense phone experience; it had to rethink the HTC Sense experience to take tablets to the next level. This newest version of HTC Sense features enhanced browsing and e-mail capability, as well as a new timesaving lock screen that allows people to not just swipe the screen to unlock, but to access their favorite applications and features directly from the lock screen. In addition, it offers an improved graphical experience, including more immersive weather animations and a new revolving home screen, which puts people at the center of everything.
HTC Watch is a new on-demand video service powered by Saffron Digital(TM). It is designed to appeal to those who want to watch HD-quality videos both on the move and in the comfort of their own home. HTC Watch will bring an entire library of movies right to people's fingertips in an easily accessible format, with hundreds of available titles and new titles added regularly.
With HTC Scribe Technology, HTC Flyer transforms traditional note-taking into smart note-taking by enabling natural onscreen writing with the benefits of integrated technology innovations. The optional HTC Scribe(TM) digital pen is an active device that works with HTC Flyer's display to enable precise, natural drawing and writing, and enables users to capture and scribble on any on-screen content by simply tapping the pen to the screen. For more complete notes, the ability to take and add photos is proof positive that a picture is worth a thousand words. Traditional keyboard notation is also enhanced through the ability to add personalized scribbles or captured photos, and HTC Scribe technology even allows users to actively comment on documents or even sign contracts by simply writing on the screen. With the HTC Flyer's Wi-Fi printing capability, it's even easy to print documents without cables or transferring files to a PC first.
For additional information about HTC and these devices and technologies, please visit http://www.htc.com. You can also follow HTC on Twitter (@HTC) or on Facebook.
HTC Corporation (HTC) is one of the fastest growing companies in the mobile phone industry. By putting people at the center of everything it does, HTC creates innovative smartphones that better serve the lives and needs of individuals. The company is listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange under ticker 2498. For more information about HTC, please visit http://www.htc.com.
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Iomega Announces Next Generation of Screenplay Media Player Products
New ScreenPlay DX HD Media Player Lineup Brings the Internet and More to Your TV:
- Access Netflix, Pandora and other popular Internet Entertainment Sites
- Enjoy Videos, Movies, Photos and Music on the Internet
- DLNA Certified for Streaming Content From Your Home Network
- WiFi Connectivity and QWERTY keyboard
- Freedom of Choice: Models With and Without Onboard Storage
SAN DIEGO, March 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Iomega, an EMC company (NYSE: EMC) and a leading innovator in digital storage and content management solutions, today announced the worldwide launch of the exciting new Iomega® ScreenPlay® DX HD Media Player line, a family of easy-to-use multimedia devices that changes the way you experience digital entertainment in your home. With the Iomega ScreenPlay DX HD Media Player, you can access and enjoy videos, movies, photos and music on the Internet as well as content you own - all on your own TV in full 1080p high definition.
The new lineup of Iomega ScreenPlay DX HD Media Player products is compatible with the most popular formats, including H.264, WMV and RMVB, as well as being DLNA certified for easy streaming with compatible devices on your home network. Other notable features include DivX® Plus(TM) HD certification for stunning playback of MKV movies, WiFi capability right out of the box thanks to the included 802.11n adaptor, and a user-friendly remote control featuring a full QWERTY keyboard for fast and easy text entry of online links, websites and more.
The ScreenPlay DX product family includes 1TB* and 2TB** models for consolidating your digital entertainment collection in one place, and the Iomega® ScreenPlay® TV Link DX HD Media Player, which has no onboard storage but the same large screen TV experience with Internet content as well as your own digital entertainment collection stored on your network, or USB-based storage devices connected to the ScreenPlay TV Link DX model.
"With previous generations of our ScreenPlay products, Iomega has become a world leader in sales of high definition media players," said Jonathan Huberman, president of Iomega. "The new DX products represent our best ScreenPlay line yet, making it even easier to enjoy your favorite web-based content as well as everything on your home network right from your HD TV. Forget about hunching over the laptop or desktop to enjoy the Web or your own videos, photos and music. The ScreenPlay DX HD Media Player allows you to effortlessly immerse yourself in the Web from the comfort of your couch and your TV. Once you try one of Iomega's new ScreenPlay DX products, you'll never go back to the computer for your digital entertainment."
Features of the New Iomega ScreenPlay DX HD Media Player
The new ScreenPlay DX product family provides non-stop entertainment, including your favorite videos in your personal collection as well as all sorts of content on the Internet, including Netflix, Pandora and more.*** Users can relax in front of their TV, interacting with the Web as well as everything on their home network thanks to an easy-to-use QWERTY remote control. Practically everything you own on your home network and popular content from the Internet is now accessible on your TV with the new Iomega ScreenPlay DX HD product family.
The new Iomega ScreenPlay DX HD Media Player line incorporates a web browser giving users the freedom to view content from pre-selected sites and to visit other sites of their choice.****
Iomega ScreenPlay DX HD Media Player models easily connect to a television by HDMI or composite video and optical audio outputs. Users can also connect all of the computers on their home network, making it easy to store, access and share videos, photos and music across the home network or store all the files in one convenient location.
Iomega ScreenPlay DX HD Media Player Products - With or Without Storage
Iomega is launching the new Iomega ScreenPlay DX family in three different versions: the ScreenPlay TV Link DX, which has no onboard hard drive, and the Iomega ScreenPlay DX HD Media Player with either a 1TB or 2TB onboard hard drive for conveniently storing your digital entertainment collection in one place.
All three versions of the Iomega ScreenPlay DX HD Media Player are compatible with DLNA devices on your home network, as well as Wi-Fi ready (802.11n) for flexibility in placing the unit next to your TV. Each model features two USB ports for additional storage, making the Iomega ScreenPlay DX HD Media Player a networked media center as well as a centralized storage solution for the home.
With full 1080p high definition playback, the Iomega ScreenPlay DX HD Media Player supports virtually all of today's popular CODECs and file types, including H.264, WMV, MKV, DivX® and plenty of others.
Supporting Retail Quote
B&H Photo, Video and Pro Audio, a leader in photo, video, pro audio and digital imaging products for consumers and professionals, will be selling Iomega's new ScreenPlay DX HD Media Player products online (http://www.bhphotovideo.com) as well as at its New York Superstore in Manhattan.
"Multimedia HD player products like the new Iomega ScreenPlay DX line are at the beginning of their popularity as computer users and others discover the advantages and pleasures of moving from the computer to the television to enjoy content from the web as well as all their own movies, photos and music on their home network," said Mendy Levitin, B&H Computer Specialist, B&H Photo, Video and Pro Audio. "We believe the multimedia HD player category is ready to take off, which is why we're excited to bring our customers Iomega's new ScreenPlay DX product line."
Availability and Warranty
The new Iomega® ScreenPlay® DX HD Media Player is now available worldwide. The product is available in two capacities: the 1TB model is $229.99, and the 2TB model is $299.99 (currently available in international markets only). The Iomega® ScreenPlay® TV Link DX HD Media Player is also available worldwide for $149.99. (All pricing is U.S. suggested retail.).
Iomega ScreenPlay DX products include a 3-year limited warranty (with registration).
EMC Corporation (NYSE: EMC) is the world's leading developer and provider of information infrastructure technology and solutions that enable organizations of all sizes to transform the way they compete and create value from their information. Information about EMC's products and services can be found at http://www.EMC.com.
Iomega Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of EMC Corporation headquartered in San Diego, is a worldwide leader in innovative storage solutions for small businesses, home offices, consumers and others. The Company has sold more than 425 million digital storage drives and disks since its inception in 1980. Today, Iomega's product portfolio includes industry leading network attached storage products for the home and small business; one of the industry's broadest selections of direct-attached portable and desktop external hard drives; and the ScreenPlay® family of multimedia drives that makes it easy to move video, pictures and other files from the computer room to the livingroom. To learn about all of Iomega's digital storage products and network storage solutions, please go to the Web at http://www.iomega.com. Resellers can visit Iomega at http://www.iomega.com/ipartner.
NOTE: This release contains "forward-looking statements" as defined under the Federal Securities Laws. Actual results could differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements as a result of certain risk factors, including but not limited to: (i) adverse changes in general economic or market conditions; (ii) delays or reductions in information technology spending; (iii) our ability to protect our proprietary technology; (iv) risks associated with managing the growth of our business, including risks associated with acquisitions and investments and the challenges and costs of integration, restructuring and achieving anticipated synergies; (v) fluctuations in VMware, Inc.'s operating results and risks associated with trading of VMware stock; (vi) competitive factors, including but not limited to pricing pressures and new product introductions; (vii) the relative and varying rates of product price and component cost declines and the volume and mixture of product and services revenues; (viii) component and product quality and availability; (ix) the transition to new products, the uncertainty of customer acceptance of new product offerings and rapid technological and market change; (x) insufficient, excess or obsolete inventory; (xi) war or acts of terrorism; (xii) the ability to attract and retain highly qualified employees; (xiii) fluctuating currency exchange rates; and (xiv) other one-time events and other important factors disclosed previously and from time to time in EMC's filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. EMC disclaims any obligation to update any such forward-looking statements after the date of this release.
*1 TB = 1,000,000,000,000 bytes
** 2TB Iomega® ScreenPlay® DX HD Media Player model will be available in international markets only.
*** Iomega will distribute licensed software only. Licensor's standard end user software license agreement or on terms and conditions that are at least as protective of Licensor's rights and intellectual property and contains disclaimers at least as broad as Licensor's then-current standard end user agreement. Some of the other suppliers, like Pandora, may also have additional agreements.
**** Video content only available from pre-selected sites.
Global Alert Network Announces Consumer Launch of Automated Hands-Free Hyper-Local Traffic and Weather Mobile Alerts
Service Offers Advertisers Ability to Reach Interested Consumers with Targeted, Relevant Messages
ORLANDO, Fla., March 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Global Alert Network (GAN) announced that its hands-free mobile application providing hyper-local traffic and weather alerts is now available to consumers nationwide.
Global Alert Network provides free and automatic, hands-free audio alerts and information updates to a user's mobile phone. The application, which is currently available on Android and BlackBerry devices, initiates automatically and plays the alert without the need for the consumer to interact with his or her mobile phone. Alerts are geo-targeted to the user's location ensuring timely, accurate information about traffic conditions, weather, or other future services to which the user subscribes.
"Global Alert Network is truly a 'first-of its kind' application that represents the advancements in how news can reach consumers and how advertisers can reach their target audiences. GAN's highly personalized hands-free audio alerts push incredibly relevant, necessary and potentially life saving information in a way that cuts through to the driver without distracting them," said Scott Hughes, President of Global Alert Network.
Global Alert Network is a free application that generates revenues from selling brief, advertisements to run within the alerts. This effective form of advertising ensures that 100% of ads are heard by the app users - offering great benefit to GAN's advertising partners.
Hughes continued, "Too many drivers today are preoccupied by their mobile devices, which leads to a devastating number of accidents. According to a study by the National Safety Council, 1.4 million crashes annually are caused by cell phone conversations and 200,000 are blamed on text messaging. GAN values and promotes driver safety by reducing driver distraction and that was top of mind when designing this application."
Currently GAN's content includes real-time local traffic and weather alerts. For real-time traffic information, GAN has partnered with Clear Channel Radio's Total Traffic Network. Total Traffic Network delivers real-time traffic data via in-car or portable navigation systems, broadcast media, wireless and Internet-based services.
For weather, GAN partners with AccuWeather.com, a service with 113 meteorologists on staff dedicated to providing accurate local forecasts to over 125 million Americans every day.
"This service was created to allow drivers access to important information without having to engage with their mobile phones on the road. We also provide a valuable medium for advertisers because we deliver short, impactful and relevant advertising messages with guaranteed exposure," Hughes continued.
Traffic and weather are just two of the channels on the Global Alert Network platform. The Company plans to expand its content channels to include community alerts such as Amber alerts, sports and news.
Global Alert Network is free to download and is currently available on Blackberry and Android devices through AppWorld and Android Market.
Global Alert Network (http://www.globalalertnetwork.com/) is a national mobile platform that provides safe, automatic, hands-free audio alerts to a user's mobile phone. The app, which is free to download, senses when the user is driving and initiates automatically. Global Alert Network (GAN) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Global Traffic Network, Inc. (Nasdaq: GNET), a leading provider of custom traffic and news reports to radio and television stations.
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NetComm Exhibits the Liberty(TM) Series LTE Router at the Orlando International CTIA Wireless® 2011
SYDNEY, March 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- NetComm Limited (ASX: NTC) has announced the US unveiling of the new Liberty(TM) Series LTE Router at the International CTIA WIRELESS®show, Orlando, from the 22nd - 24th March, 2011. NetComm's Liberty(TM) Series LTE Router was developed in swift response to the growing momentum of Long Term Evolution (LTE) network developments worldwide. The integration of an LTE module from Sierra Wireless ensures compatibility with existing 2G and 3G services, and a solid end-user experience that supports worldwide roaming.
NetComm President and CEO, David Stewart said while NetComm is prepared for the rollout of global LTE networks, current focus remains on delivering HSPA+ products in line with the staggered global deployment of high-speed HSPA+ networks.
Mr. Stewart says, "While we look forward to exhibiting our LTE Router at the International CTIA Wireless® show, NetComm remains focused on delivering uniquely customized 42Mbps and 21Mbps with voice HSPA technologies to meet today's demands."
"NetComm's long-term commitment to the prompt supply of specifically designed technologies which are engineered to meet the individual requirements of our carrier partners forms the basis of our proven track-record of staying at the forefront of these rapid network advances," said Mr. Stewart.
About NetComm Limited
NetComm Limited (ASX: NTC) is a leading Australian owned and operated developer of innovative broadband products. Established 29 years ago, NetComm continues to design a range of uniquely customised products that work with advanced broadband technologies aligned with the evolution of global networks to provide home, business and industrial users with a fast, reliable and powerful Internet connection. NetComm has become world renowned for engineering a range of world first 3G products that deliver quality data communications in line with network advances.
Net Nanny Mobile Internet Filtering Unveiled at CTIA
-Industry leader in content filtering takes award-winning solutions to Android and iOS devices-
SALT LAKE CITY and ORLANDO, Fla., March 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- ContentWatch (http://www.contentwatch.com), developer of Net Nanny (http://www.netnanny.com) parental controls and content filtering software, will unveil plans for its mobile security suite and demonstrate its Internet filtering solutions for Android and iOS mobile devices during the International CTIA 2011 Wireless tradeshow.
As the mobile industry continues rapidly growing, safety concerns for consumers, and threat management and productivity issues for businesses increase. To combat those concerns, ContentWatch's mobile solutions use proprietary dynamic contextual analysis to filter content in real-time. The technology allows the administrator or parent to customize filtering capabilities and to monitor content based on context, providing the most comprehensive and intuitive solution available.
"Parents and businesses know that rich content is viewed and delivered to smartphones and tablets, and are keenly aware of potential threats," said Russ Warner, ContentWatch CEO. "We are committed to helping consumers and businesses by providing tools to protect their investments, families and devices from unwanted content and other security risks."
ContentWatch will release a version of Net Nanny for Android, iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad in Summer 2011. In addition, a suite of consumer and business security tools will be released for Android throughout 2011. Specific solutions will be available for consumers, businesses, carriers and retail outlets.
ContentWatch's mobile product strategy includes content filtering and threat management and productivity tools as follows:
-- Net Nanny Mobile Security Suite for Android: Web filtering and risk
management tools such as Anti-Virus for families, offering peace of mind
and safety, whether they browse on a carrier network or on a Wi-Fi
-- Net Nanny for iOS: Web filtering solution for iPhone, iPod Touch and
-- ContentProtect Mobile Security Suite: Tools for business users such as
content filtering, firewall and app management to protect against
productivity loss, to eliminate security risks and to lower liability.
-- Net Nanny Mobile for Retail Devices: protecting devices in retail
outlets to minimize the risk of exposure to inappropriate and offensive
Everest Poker Announces the Full Tournament Schedule for The Everest Poker ONE
LONDON, March 22, 2011/PRNewswire/ --
- "If you Only Play ONE Live Tournament This Year, make it The Everest
Everest Poker is ready for its first edition of the Everest Poker ONE,
taking place in the prestigious Salle des Palmiers in Monaco on April 21 to
24, 2011. With a guaranteed prize pool of EUR1 million, numerous ways to
qualify, and an exciting variety of side events, everybody has a shot to
become The ONE Monte-Carlo Champion 2011!
Monaco, known for its small size, high-class service and beautiful
weather, is the perfect place to host the Everest Poker ONE, a tournament
designed for a small and intimate field, featuring a fantastic deep stack
structure and the renowned personal service of Monte-Carlo.
The Everest Poker ONE Tournament Schedule:
Date Buy In Tournament Starting chips
Thu 21 Apr EUR 500 + 50 Super Satellite to 4,000 chips, 30
Main Event min
Thu 21 - EUR 5,000 + No Limit Hold'em - 30,000 chips,
Sun 300 Main Event 60 min
24 Apr the Everest Poker
Fri 22 Apr EUR 1,000 + No Limit Hold'em 10,000 chips,
100 50 min
Sat 23 Apr EUR 1,000 + No Limit Hold'em 10,000 chips,
100 50 min
Sat 23 Apr EUR 25,000 + No Limit Hold'em - 30,000 chips,
500 High Roller 60 min
Sun 24 Apr EUR 500 + 50 No Limit Hold'em - 8,000 chips, 50
Tournament Director Thomas Kremser (TK Poker Events) about the Everest
Poker ONE: "Monaco is the ONE place to be for Poker and I am looking forward
to run the Everest Poker ONE event in April. The tournament structure is
great and gives every player a chance to play their best poker."
Online qualifications are open now for The Everest Poker ONE. Play daily
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Online poker (http://www.everestpoker.com/en/poker/basics) in Europe
began with the tables of Everest Poker. Launched in 2004, Everestpoker.com
quickly became one of the most popular and secure places to learn and play
poker (http://www.everestpoker.com/) online, and was the first online poker
room to offer players fully-translated software in 15 languages.
Today, Everest is a vibrant online poker community known for its personal
and local approach, bringing together players with a unique variety of live
and online events. Everest Poker is licensed in France where it is one of the
leading Poker rooms.
Bell Mobility Deploys NETGEAR MBR1210 HSPA+ Mobile Broadband Routers
SAN JOSE, Calif., March 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- NETGEAR®, Inc.(Nasdaq: NTGR), a global networking company that delivers innovative products to consumers, businesses and service providers, announced today that Canadian wireless provider Bell Mobility selected the NETGEAR MBR1210 HSPA+ Mobile Broadband Router for deployment to customers on its HSPA+ network. The MBR1210 offers broadband internet access at speeds up to 21 Mbps downstream by 5.7 Mbps upstream, which rivals wired broadband access performance. It delivers network diversity with an Ethernet WAN port, and on the LAN side delivers 4 Ethernet ports and 801.11n Wi-Fi up to 300 Mbps.
"We selected the MBR1210 for its ability to meet our performance requirements, led by the extended mobile reach of its internal mobile broadband modem and network integration capabilities," said Mike Martins, Vice President of Core Networks & Services at Bell Mobility. "NETGEAR's broad mobile product portfolio, its North American based technical and logistics support as well as its creative bilingual documentation have proven valuable to Bell and its clients."
"We applaud the leadership Bell Mobility has shown in its HSPA+ wireless network deployment which makes mobile broadband internet access possible for remotely located customers, those on the move, and businesses needing innovative IP based fleet management services," said Michael Clegg, VP & GM at NETGEAR.
NETGEAR (NASDAQGM: NTGR) is a global networking company that delivers innovative products to consumers, businesses and service providers. For consumers, the company makes high performance, dependable and easy to use home networking, storage and digital media products to connect people with the Internet and their content and devices. For businesses, NETGEAR provides networking, storage and security solutions without the cost and complexity of Big IT. The company also supplies top service providers with retail proven, whole home solutions for their customers. NETGEAR products are built on a variety of proven technologies such as wireless, Ethernet and powerline, with a focus on reliability and ease-of-use. NETGEAR products are sold in over 28,000 retail locations around the globe, and through more than 37,000 value-added resellers. The company's headquarters are in San Jose, Calif., with additional offices in 25 countries. NETGEAR is an ENERGY STAR® partner. More information is available at http://www.NETGEAR.com or by calling (408) 907-8000. Connect with NETGEAR at http://twitter.com/NETGEAR and http://www.facebook.com/NETGEAR.
Safe Harbor Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 for NETGEAR, Inc.:
This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Specifically, statements concerning NETGEAR's business and the expected performance characteristics, specifications, reliability, market acceptance, market growth, specific uses, user feedback and market position of NETGEAR's products and technology are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Safe Harbor. These statements are based on management's current expectations and are subject to certain risks and uncertainties, including, without limitation, the following: the actual price, performance and ease of use of NETGEAR's products may not meet the price, performance and ease of use requirements of customers; product performance may be adversely affected by real world operating conditions; failure of products may under certain circumstances cause permanent loss of end user data; new viruses or Internet threats may develop that challenge the effectiveness of security features in NETGEAR's products; the ability of NETGEAR to market and sell its products and technology; the impact and pricing of competing products; and the introduction of alternative technological solutions. Further information on potential risk factors that could affect NETGEAR and its business are detailed in the Company's periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including, but not limited to, those risks and uncertainties listed in the section entitled "Part II - Item 1A. Risk Factors," pages 11 through 29, in the Company's quarterly report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2010, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on February 28, 2011. NETGEAR undertakes no obligation to release publicly any revisions to any forward-looking statements contained herein to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.
Attensity Releases New Text Analytics Solution for the Telecom Industry
Telecom Industry Report Uses Attensity Solution to Deliver Key Insights into Customer Sentiment, Top Issues and Churn
PALO ALTO, Calif., March 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Attensity, the leading provider of text analytics solutions for Customer Experience Management (CEM), today announced a new Telecom Industry Solution that offers carriers and mobile device manufacturers the ability to analyze and act on customer conversations, no matter where they take place. The new offering is the first in a series of industry-specific solutions designed to make it easy for Attensity customers to implement and get fast ROI from the company's industry-leading customer analytics and engagement applications.
The new module enhances Attensity's flagship multi-channel analysis product, Attensity Analyze, and its multi-channel service and engagement application, Attensity Respond, by leveraging tens of thousands of telecom-specific customer data points to create out-of-the-box category sets, topics, reports and dashboards tailored for telecom business users. Using this solution, telecom companies will be able to mine customer conversations taking place in social media, email, SMS messages, survey responses and CRM notes, and use that information to drive business decisions and enhance the customer experience.
"The Attensity Telecom Industry Solution leverages our full range of patented text analytics capabilities, including Exhaustive Extraction(TM), targeted extraction and classification, to deliver rapid out-of-the-box value to carriers and mobile device manufacturers," said Catherine van Zuylen, vice president of global product management at Attensity. "It allows telecom companies to harness the hidden value of customer conversations to improve service, reduce churn, and provide new insights to product and service development teams that build loyalty and create up-sell and cross-sell opportunities."
Available immediately, the Attensity Telecom Industry Solution extracts industry-specific terminology and issues that aid with analysis and categorization on numerous topics, and includes out-of-the-box reports, dashboards and reusable analytics for:
The industry-rich category sets enable users to augment and modify packaged categorization to meet their specific business needs. The solution also enables users to run analysis in almost any third-party business intelligence application, including SAP Business Objects and Microstrategy.
In conjunction with the release of its new solution, Attensity is releasing an industry report titled "What Social Customers Can Tell Telecom Providers About Their Business," which provides an up-to-the-minute analysis of customer conversations about the telecom industry using the Attensity Telecom Solution. The report includes a detailed look at customer conversations in social media about new product introductions such as the Verizon iPhone and the RIM Playbook, and identifies key insights into customer preferences and top issues for both device manufacturers and carriers. The Telecom Industry Report is available here: http://www2.attensity.com/telecomstudy
Free Industry Webinar
To help telecom companies understand the implications of the report and how they can use Attensity's new Telecom Industry Solution to analyze customer conversations for business value, Attensity Senior Director of Business Solutions James Purchase will review actual industry examples in the upcoming webinar, "What Social Customers Can Tell Telecom Companies About Their Business." More information on the webinar, taking place on March 30 at 11 AM PT, can be found at: http://www2.attensity.com/telecomwebinar
Attensity(TM) helps the world's leading brands leverage customer conversations as a business asset. Using Attensity's integrated suite of customer analytics and response applications, organizations can tap the wealth of data stored in both internal and online sources, and use that information to improve the customer experience with their brands. Attensity's award-winning Customer Experience Management (CEM) solutions are built on a massively scalable text analytics platform that enables organizations to listen, analyze, relate and act on customer conversations, no matter where they take place. From its headquarters in Palo Alto, Calif., and Kaiserslautern, Germany, Attensity is powering the customer experience strategies of companies such as Charles Schwab, Citigroup, HP, JetBlue, Lloyd's Banking Group, Siemens, Starwood Resorts, Travelocity and Whirlpool. Visit http://www.attensity.com and follow the company at blog.attensity.com, on Twitter @Attensity, and on facebook.com/Attensity
Cellebrite Unveils New Tablet Mobile Content Transfer and Backup Solution for Operators and Retailers
Cellebrite Touch(TM) Device Provides Fast, Easy Synchronization of Mobile Content at the Point-of-Sale
ORLANDO, Fla., March 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Cellebrite, providing the tools, technology and talent to optimize mobile device-driven data, today announced the general availability of Cellebrite Touch, the latest addition to its Universal Memory Exchanger family of mobile data synchronization and backup solutions, in the United States. The Cellebrite Touch is a tablet device for mobile phone operators, retailers and service centers that allows them to instantaneously transfer a customer's mobile content to a new phone, increasing individual sales value with the installation of mobile applications or content at the point of purchase.
For mobile operators and retailers, the explosion of mobile content has opened up new opportunities to drive revenue by offering subscribers new features and applications during the purchase or upgrade of a phone or service. Yet companies continue to seek out the most effective ways to offer content at the point-of-sale while still providing an optimal customer service experience.
The Cellebrite Touch device is designed and manufactured specifically to enable customer service representatives to transfer content or offer new applications and services to users from anywhere in the store. The device provides phone-to-phone transfer of all content, including contacts, messages, photos, videos and audio files, and supports more than 3,000 phone makes and models. Additional features include:
-- A 7-inch touchscreen for fast and easy operation, with full, built-in
Wi-Fi and Bluetooth capabilities
-- Backup and restore of content onto a USB device, SD card, remote server
or third-party application
-- Opportunity to install mobile applications and content as a special
purchase incentive or to increase sale value or data usage at the
-- Multiple applications built into the device, such as firmware flashing,
which allows faults to be repaired on site and reduces the need to
return phones to the vendor
Cellebrite's latest mobile content transfer and backup solution is already in use at multiple tier-one operators and retail locations across the United States. The company's UME-36 PRO for more than a decade has been the de facto standard in point-of-sale mobile content transfer and backup, with almost 90 percent market-share and more than 85,000 devices installed worldwide.
"As mobile operators and retailers continuously look to increase their value to subscribers, the in-store customer experience is the perfect place to start," said Adi Ofrat, CEO, Cellebrite US. "The Cellebrite Touch is a natural evolution of our business, as it offers operators and retailers the ability to enhance the mobile content transfer and backup services they've been offering for years through our UME solutions. Just as the tablet PC is changing the personal computing landscape, our tablet solution will change the point-of-sale mobile content transfer and backup experiences for operators and users alike."
The Cellebrite Touch will be on display at the CTIA Wireless 2011 Conference, March 22-24, 2011, in Orlando, Fla., booth # 3283. To schedule a demo, please contact Mark Van Hook, Articulate Communications, email@example.com, 212.255.0080 ext. 33. Click here to learn more about Cellebrite's full range of mobile content transfer and backup solutions for operators and retailers.
Cellebrite provides the tools, technology and talent to acquire, transfer and synchronize mobile device-generated data. Cellebrite's unique combination of proven, innovative technology, history of market leadership and depth of experience makes the company the de facto technology company for all of its customers' mobile data needs. The company provides cell phone synchronization and management systems for carrier-grade point of sale (POS) and forensic data analysis solutions for law enforcement. Cellebrite's products have been deployed reliably and effectively throughout the world and used for both commercial data synchronization and forensic data analysis. Founded by industry experts from the telecom and mobile telephony fields, Cellebrite is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Sun Corporation, a Nikkei-listed Japanese company (6736). For more information, visit http://www.cellebrite.com.
SOURCE Cellebrite USA
CONTACT: Mark Van Hook, Articulate Communications Inc., +1-212-255-0080, ext. 33, firstname.lastname@example.org
Magellan® to Demonstrate its Mobile Solutions at International CTIA Wireless 2011!
SANTA CLARA, Calif., March 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Magellan, a pioneering GPS brand, showcases its mobile solutions: ToughCase for iPhone and iPod touch, Magellan Premium Car Kit for iPhone and iPod touch and the Magellan RoadMate App for iPhone and iPod touch at International CTIA Wireless 2011, Booth #1820.
Featuring a built-in GPS receiver, ToughCase enhances the accuracy of location-based and GPS applications for iPhone 3GS, 3G and iPod touch, while protecting the device and providing unmatched accessibility to all iPhone and iPod touch features. A refined yet rugged protective case, giving iPhone and iPod touch waterproof capabilities.
The unique case design allows 100 percent access to Apple's revolutionary multi-touch user interface, allowing users to receive and place calls while the device is protected. The ToughCase meets IPX-7 waterproof standards, enabling the device to be submerged at a depth of 1-meter for up to 30 minutes. The integrated 1840 mAh battery will increase the life of the device based on normal usage and the built-in high sensitivity SiRFstar III GPS chipset delivers up to 3 meters of accuracy.
The ToughCase is compatible with iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS and iPod touch (second and third generation). The ToughCase is available at http://www.MagellanGPS.com and Apple Stores at http://www.apple.com. The ToughCase retails at an MSRP of USD $179.99.
The Magellan Premium Car Kit:
The Magellan Premium Car Kit is compatible with the iPhone 4, 3GS, 3G and the iPod Touch models 2G, 3G and 4G, providing drivers with an innovative, hands free vehicle mount solution. The Magellan Premium Car Kit includes a powerful, built-in GPS receiver that improves the location information delivered to the driver's Apple iPhone and enables an iPod Touch to be used as an in-vehicle GPS device.
The Premium Car Kit works with virtually any vehicle navigation app, including the popular Magellan RoadMate app for iPhone. It features an amplified speaker for crystal clear directions and enhanced Bluetooth hands-free calling, a built-in noise canceling microphone for full duplex speakerphone operation, and an auxiliary audio output for connection to a car stereo.
The adjustable mount securely rotates iPhone to either portrait or landscape mode for optimal positioning and widescreen route display and accommodates most hard-shell cases or silicon skins. The Magellan Premium Car Kit retails at an MSRP of USD $129.99.
Magellan RoadMate App for iPhone:
The Magellan RoadMate App is fully compatible with iOS4, taking advantage of iPhone 4's multitasking ability as well as the Retina Display. Users can now make or take phone calls while real-time navigation activities and routing continues in the background.
The Magellan RoadMate App features subscription-free, real-time Traffic Alerts. Users can avoid traffic congestion by comparing current and proposed alternative routes, making well-informed decisions ahead of traffic delays. It offers location-based promotional offers and coupons - Users are presented with offers on-screen while their destination is being routed. Users can choose to re-route to the sponsor's storefront or save the promotional coupons for redemption at a later time.
The Magellan RoadMate App comes with points of interest (POI) sharing - Users can share POI's with their friends and family via email. A link is included which, if the friend or family member has the Magellan RoadMate App installed, will open automatically to the location's "Go" screen for easy routing.
The Magellan RoadMate App is available for $59.99 (North America version), $49.99 (USA-only version), or $34.99 (Canada-only version) from the App Store on iPhone or at: http://www.itunes.com/appstore/. Special promotional pricing is available for a limited time: $44.99 (North America version), $34.99 (USA-only version), or $29.99 (Canada-only version).
"Magellan continues to improve its popular RoadMate App with new features that enhance the consumer's navigation experience on their iPhone," said Stig Pedersen, Senior Director of Product Management, Magellan. "When paired with the highly rated Magellan Premium Car Kit for the iPhone and iPod Touch, consumers have the added benefit of safer, hands-free navigation while driving."
Visit Magellan in Booth 1820 at International CTIA Wireless 2011!
Units for review can be obtained by emailing email@example.com.
About MiTAC Digital Corporation
MiTAC Digital Corp. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of MiTAC International Corporation and promotes and sells products and services under the Magellan brand name. Magellan assists people to travel, work and play with leading portable navigation and positioning solutions across multiple consumer markets. Recognized as an industry innovator, the company is the producer of the award-winning Magellan RoadMate, and Maestro series portable car navigation, Outdoor and Mobile navigation devices. MiTAC Digital Corp. is headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif. For more information on Magellan, visit http://www.magellangps.com.
2011 MiTAC International Corporation. The Magellan logo, Magellan, RoadMate, QuickSpell, Triton are registered trademarks of MiTAC International Corporation and OneTouch, is a trademarks of MiTAC International Corporation and are used under license by MiTAC Digital Corp. Apple, iPhone, iPod, iPod Touch, and iTunes are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. All rights reserved. Navteq On Board is a trademark of Navteq Corporation. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
Senior Public Relations Manager
CONTACT: Raphel Finelli, Senior Public Relations Manager of Magellan, +1-408-250-1778, firstname.lastname@example.org
Wi-Fi CERTIFIED(TM) Hotspot Program to Ease Subscriber Connectivity in Service Provider Wi-Fi® Hotspots
AUSTIN, Texas, March 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- An initiative to transform the user experience in hotspots is underway in the Wi-Fi Alliance®. Service providers and device manufacturers in the organization have formalized a set of industry market requirements that will lay the foundation for a new Wi-Fi CERTIFIED testing program that addresses authentication and provision of service for public Wi-Fi networks.
"Ensuring end users can easily access hotspot networks from various providers is a win for subscribers, service providers and device makers alike," said Kelly Davis-Felner, marketing director of the Wi-Fi Alliance. "We envision an automated, cellular-like experience for Wi-Fi users around the world in security-protected service provider hotspots."
"As a member of the Wi-Fi Alliance, France Telecom-Orange has actively contributed to the development of Wi-Fi hotspot certification, which is set to significantly improve user experience by facilitating connectivity in hotspots," said Rida Zouaoui, head of access networks standardisation of France Telecom-Orange. "By developing carrier-grade certification, this new generation of hotspots will allow Orange to provide Wi-Fi services that are both reliable and user-friendly. In addition, SIM-based authentication will enhance security and accessibility to Orange Wi-Fi hotspots, especially when roaming."
The Wi-Fi Alliance hotspot program will also facilitate the seamless handoff of cellular traffic from data-hungry smartphones, tablets and other portable electronics to Wi-Fi, helping service providers manage demands on constrained licensed spectrum. Data volume over cellular networks is forecast to nearly double from 2011 to 2012, reaching 4.56 million terabytes(1). In an effort to address this trend, many service providers have recently announced expanded Wi-Fi hotspot deployment plans. As a result, the number of hotspots worldwide is expected to more than double by 2014, from the current estimate of 750,000.
"We are proud to participate in the Wi-Fi Alliance hotspot certification initiative", says Andrew Bocking, VP, Handheld Software Product Management, Research In Motion. "The program will provide users with a simpler and more standardized way to discover, subscribe and securely connect to hotspots around the world, than is possible today."
The key benefits of the hotspot program include:
-- Network Discovery and Selection: Devices discover and automatically
choose networks based upon user preferences, operator policies and
-- Streamlined Network Access: In many cases, devices will be automatically
granted access to the network based upon credential mechanisms, such as
SIM cards, which are widely used in cellular devices today
-- Immediate Account Provisioning: The process of establishing a new user
account at the point of access will be streamlined, eliminating user
steps and driving a common provisioning methodology across vendors
-- WPA2(TM) Security: Over-the-air transmissions are encrypted using the
latest-generation security technology
"Wi-Fi's performance and ubiquity make it a compelling solution for data offload, and service providers are leveraging Wi-Fi as an important part of their strategies," said Philip Solis, research director for mobile devices at ABI Research. "Having an industry-wide solution for provision and authentication enables service providers to take those strategies even further. It enables the development of roaming agreements and ready access to Wi-Fi for subscribers of numerous service providers."
"Cisco is dedicated to supporting open standards across all of our innovative Wi-Fi technologies," said Ray Smets, vice president and general manager, Wireless Networking business unit, Cisco. "By supporting the Wi-Fi Alliance certification, service providers can more easily optimize their networks by offloading data traffic to Wi-Fi and help deliver a better mobile experience to their end customers."
The planned launch of the Wi-Fi CERTIFIED hotspot certification program is targeted for the first half of 2012. To learn more about Wi-Fi Alliance and see a list of member companies, visit http://www.wi-fi.org.
About the Wi-Fi Alliance
The Wi-Fi Alliance is a global non-profit industry association of hundreds of leading companies devoted to the proliferation of Wi-Fi technology across devices and market segments. With technology development, market building, and regulatory programs, the Wi-Fi Alliance has enabled widespread adoption of Wi-Fi worldwide.
The Wi-Fi CERTIFIED(TM) program was launched in March 2000. It provides a widely-recognized designation of interoperability and quality and it helps to ensure that Wi-Fi enabled products deliver the best user experience. The Wi-Fi Alliance has completed more than 9,000 product certifications to date, encouraging the expanded use of Wi-Fi products and services in new and established markets.
Wi-Fi®, Wi-Fi Alliance®, WMM®, Wi-Fi Protected Access® (WPA), the Wi-Fi CERTIFIED logo, the Wi-Fi logo, the Wi-Fi ZONE logo, and the Wi-Fi Protected Setup logo are registered trademarks of the Wi-Fi Alliance; Wi-Fi CERTIFIED(TM), Wi-Fi Direct(TM), Wi-Fi Protected Setup(TM), Wi-Fi Multimedia(TM), and the Wi-Fi Alliance logo are trademarks of the Wi-Fi Alliance.
The BlackBerry and RIM families of related marks, images and symbols are the exclusive properties and trademarks of Research In Motion Limited. RIM assumes no obligations or liability and makes no representation, warranty, endorsement or guarantee in relation to any aspect of any third party products or services.
PacketMotion Named Finalist for Multiple 2011 Best Product Awards by Network Products Guide
PacketMotion Earns Finalist Honors for the 2011 Best Product Awards in the Compliance Category and Information Security and Risk Management Category
SUNNYVALE, Calif., March 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- PacketMotion(TM), the leading provider of User Activity Management (UAM) solutions, today announced that it has been named a finalist in multiple awards categories in the 6th Annual 2011 Hot Companies and Best Products Awards Program by the Network Products Guide, the industry's leading technology research and advisory guide.
PacketMotion was named as a finalist for the 2011 Best Products Award in the Compliance Category and in the Information Security and Risk Management Category. These industry and peer awards from Network Products Guide are leading information technology awards honoring achievements and recognitions in every facet of the IT industry. Winners will be honored in Las Vegas on May 10 during the 6th annual dinner and presentations.
PacketMotion delivers the industry's leading UAM solution, PacketSentry, which is designed for unified data center security and audit in traditional, virtual and cloud environments - monitoring, controlling and logging all network activity. Its unique architecture with no agents or in-line appliances reduces both deployment effort and risk to production systems. With PacketSentry, organizations have a single solution for efficient internal compliance and audit controls, and real-time policy enforcement to best protect the internal network.
The annual Hot Companies and Best Products recognition program encompasses the world's best in organizational performance, products and services, executives and management teams, successful deployments, product management and engineering, support and customer satisfaction, and public relations in every area of information technology.
"It's an honor to be named a finalist by Network Products Guide for these esteemed industry and peer awards in multiple awards categories," said Paul Smith, PacketMotion Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. "This further validates our position as a company successfully addressing organizations' internal user threat and compliance needs. PacketMotion's comprehensive security solution meets organizations' growing requirements for IT control and auditable monitoring for PCI DSS, HIPAA and SOX compliance."
About Network Products Guide Awards
As the industry's leading technology research and advisory publication, Network Products Guide plays a vital role in keeping decision makers and end users informed of the choices they can make in all areas of information technology. Readers will discover a wealth of information and tools in the guide, including the best products and services, roadmaps, industry directions, technology advancements and independent product evaluations that facilitate in making the most pertinent technology decisions impacting business and personal goals. The guide follows conscientious research methodologies developed and enhanced by industry experts. To learn more, visit http://www.networkproductsguide.com
PacketMotion's User Activity Management (UAM) solution provides unified data center security and audit in traditional, virtual and cloud environments. PacketMotion's solution enables mid- to large-sized enterprises to simplify and lower the cost of meeting their compliance and audit requirements (PCI DSS, SOX, HIPAA, etc.) while delivering security functionality such as the ability to immediately stop user behavior that violates internal policies. PacketMotion combines patent-pending software with powerful appliances to monitor individual user activity at the application level. The PacketSentry appliance operates out of band with no impact on network performance, and installs in less than one day, typically reducing compliance-related capital and operating costs by as much as 80 percent compared to a suite of siloed tools. Visit PacketMotion online at http://packetmotion.com.
NopSec Releases Two New Modules - Part of NopSec's Growing Vulnerability Risk Management (VRM) Software-as-a-Service Solution
NEW YORK, March 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the successful New York City IT security consultancy, NopSec, Inc., announced the addition of two new modules to its branded Vulnerability Risk Management Solution - VRM - that enables enterprises to effectively manage IT security vulnerabilities above and beyond those related to network infrastructure. The addition of the Web Application Assessment module and the Internal Assessment module offer VRM users even more vulnerability detection power in the areas of Web applications and internal network assets.
NopSec VRM Web Application Assessment module identifies security vulnerabilities and mis-configurations in the organization's Web application infrastructure, thus protecting important and confidential business and customer information. The module packs powerful "spidering" and state-of-the-art vulnerability detection as its most important features. It is also able to cover all WASC Threat Classification v2.0 attack and weakness categories. Unlike other scanners, the Web Application Assessment module takes into account the dynamic nature of Web applications and can detect changes encountered while traveling through the paths of a Web application's complexity. Users get an informative and interactive Chart Dashboard, and visual renderings of the affected and vulnerable Web application's pages. In addition, the HTML and PDF reports and an interactive Trouble Ticketing System are part of the framework's integrated features.
NopSec VRM Internal Network Assessment module allows organizations to perform security assessments inside the organization through an easy-to-install hardware or virtual scanning appliance. The scanning appliance connects back to the NopSec VRM customer instance in the cloud, thus allowing to "remote-control" the scan happening in the internal network. It allows users to perform vulnerability assessments on the internal network assets and on the internal Web application QA environments. The engine combines extensive vulnerability checks updated on a daily basis and produces concise, straightforward, "false positive"-free reports on the organization's vulnerabilities.
About NopSec, Inc.
NopSec, Inc. is a New York City-based, privately held company founded by seasoned IT security professionals. The company's customers span a wide range of sectors, including finance, banking, law, entertainment, e-commerce and media. All IT security offerings deliver cost-effective premium level service to customers. NopSec's unique approach is tailored to each organization's security development lifecycle, carefully evaluating risk and assessing appropriate security controls.
LG Mobile Phones Introduces Revolutionary Wireless Charging Solution
LG Wireless Charging Pad features industry leading charging efficiency
SAN DIEGO, March 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- LG Mobile Phones announced today the LG Wireless Charging Pad (WCP-700). Featuring a sleek and sharp design, LG Wireless Charging Pad is poised to revolutionize wireless charging as we know it. With inductive coils built into the battery doors and internal contacts, advanced wireless charging technology allows for a cord-free power source - alleviating the need for external connections that limit the phones usability.
LG Wireless Charging Pad provides industry leading wireless charging and ergonomics. For easy and intuitive use, LG Wireless Charging Pad features audible and tactile feedback when a phone is placed on the pad, as well as multi-colored LED lights to indicate charging status. Taking the hassle out of charging your wireless devices, LG Wireless Charging Pad also sports a compact, sleek design to easily accommodate an on-the-go lifestyle.
-- Visual, audible and tactile feedback - allows user to see, feel and hear
when the phone is placed properly on the pad
-- Power LED - Blue = Plugged in
-- Battery LED - Orange = Ready to Charge
-- Battery LED - Flashing Green = Phone is Charging Correctly
-- Battery LED - Solid Green = Phone is Fully Charged
-- Slim and sleek design - allows for convenient storage, taking up minimal
-- Effective Range - 7mm from center of placement guide
-- Dimensions - 6.29"x3.54"x0.39"
Pricing and availability:
-- The LG WCP-700 will be available in early April for $69.99.
About LG Electronics, Inc.
LG Electronics, Inc. (KSE: 066570.KS) is a global leader and technology innovator in consumer electronics, mobile communications and home appliances, employing more than 93,000 people working in over 120 operations around the world. With 2010 global sales of 55.8 trillion Korean won (USD 48.2 billion), LG comprises four business units - Home Entertainment, Mobile Communications, Home Appliance, and Air Conditioning & Energy Solutions. LG is one of the world's leading producers of flat panel TVs, mobile devices, air conditioners, washing machines, and refrigerators. LG has signed a long-term agreement to become both a Global Partner and a Technology Partner of Formula 1(TM). As part of this top-level association, LG acquires exclusive designations and marketing rights as the official consumer electronics, mobile phone and data processor of this global sporting event. For more information, please visit http://www.lg.com.
About LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company
The LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company is a leading global mobile communications and information company. With its cutting-edge technology and innovative design capabilities, LG creates handsets that provide an optimized mobile experience to customers around the world. LG is pursuing convergence technology and mobile computing products, while continuing its leadership role in mobile communication with stylish designs and smart technology. For more information, please visit http://www.lgmobilephones.com.
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Popcornflix.com(TM) Launches New Free Online Digital Movie Platform
Web Service Lets Users Watch Hundreds of Great Movies Free Anytime; Exclusive Titles and Wide Range of Genres Make Popcornflix.com the Movie Lover's Go-To Online Movie Platform
NEW YORK, March 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Delivering free movies anytime, Popcornflix.com(TM) launched today providing a new online digital platform that allows movie lovers to watch great movies for free online anytime, anywhere in the U.S. The site is the first ad supported (AVOD) movie platform of its size created by an independent distributor/content owner. The site offers a wide range of genres, popular films and exclusive titles.
Popcornflix.com makes it easy to browse and select from hundreds of theatrically released and independent titles in a wide range of genres, including Comedy, Family/Kids, Drama, Horror, Spanish-language films, documentaries and more, all with an easy user interface. Movie lovers can choose a movie by genre, actor or director, select from the latest in new arrivals, pick from the site's most popular films, or browse all of the films featuring some of Hollywood's most popular and sought-after actors including Meryl Streep, Charlize Theron, Ryan Reynolds, Kristen Stewart, Melissa Leo, Alec Baldwin, Anthony Hopkins and many more.
Popcornflix is an ad-supported platform allowing free viewing; each film includes pre-roll, spot ads and banner ads that offer content and advertising partners a valuable movie viewing audience. A service of Screen Media Ventures LLC, a leading worldwide independent motion picture distribution company, Popcornflix.com taps into Screen Media's vast library of more than 1500 motion picture titles.
"Popcornflix is one of the few legal, free to the viewer, digital platforms with a dedicated focus on streaming movies while delivering the highest quality digital resolution for the optimal viewing experience," said Gary Delfiner, Senior Vice President of Digital Distribution for Screen Media Ventures. "With our focus on movies and not television or web series, offering a wide range of titles with a user-friendly interface, Popcornflix.com could quickly grow into the largest quality volume site of its kind."
In addition to free instant viewing over any web browser, Popcornflix allows users to share the film with friends and others by posting a link instantly to their Facebook or Twitter account. The site offers the key art of the film along with a full description of each film as users roll over each title.
"The platform enables Screen Media to leverage its vast film library and industry partnerships to aggressively expand its extensive digital distribution through a new on-demand, online, digital platform. New titles are continually being added to Popcornflix and the site will offer more than 1,000 titles by the end of the year," said Screen Media Ventures Executive Vice President David Fannon.
The service will expand internationally in the coming months, with additional distribution outlets also being made available, including web-enabled TVs, DVD players and set-top boxes--virtually everywhere movie viewing platforms are available.
Popcornflix.com(TM) is an online digital movie platform that lets movie lovers enjoy great movies for free, anytime. Featuring hundreds of popular titles and exclusive content, Popcornflix.com(TM) is a service of Screen Media Ventures LLC, a leading global independent motion picture distribution company with a broad distribution network that includes U.S. and international theatrical, home video, television, cable and new media distribution, with one of the largest independently owned motion picture libraries. The company was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in New York City. For more information, visit http://www.screenmedia.net.
CONTACT: Belinda Rooney of SS | PR, +1-609-750-9110, firstname.lastname@example.org, for Popcornflix.com
Meltwater Acquires JitterJam to Lead Exploding Social CRM Market
Marketing professionals will be able to leverage the combined power of SCRM, social media monitoring, search engine marketing and analytics to convert social conversations into lasting relationships
SAN FRANCISCO and BEDFORD, N.H., March 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Meltwater Group, one of the world's leading social media and news monitoring companies, today announced the acquisition of JitterJam®, a leader in Social CRM software. Together the companies will provide marketing, communications and advertising professionals with the most comprehensive set of tools for tracking and engaging with customers on social channels to transform conversations into lasting and trusted relationships. Meltwater purchased JitterJam for $6 million, and all of JitterJam's employees will join Meltwater.
Both companies have achieved market leadership by delivering distinct products and solutions around media monitoring and marketing. Meltwater has grown to a $100 million a year company by delivering engaging news and social media monitoring and search engine marketing solutions. The company has 55 offices around the world serving more than 18,000 customers. JitterJam combines email, social media and mobile engagement with an intelligent contact database to provide businesses with an integrated consumer engagement and marketing platform. The JitterJam platform is built for consumer-facing companies who are looking to generate ROI from social, mobile and email engagement and marketing. The JitterJam platform will be integrated over time with the Meltwater Buzz product, creating the most comprehensive and engaging Social CRM platform on the market today.
"Meltwater was bootstrapped with $15,000 ten years ago and has now grown to a $100 million leader without external funding in the online media monitoring space. Also, we have proven we have the expertise to achieve rapid success in emerging markets," said Jorn Lyseggen, chief executive officer and founder of Meltwater Group. "The Social CRM space is clearly experiencing fast growth and within three years we aim to generate $100 million a year in Social CRM solutions alone. The JitterJam technology and talent will help us achieve this goal."
Social CRM has evolved from a curiosity to an emerging business necessity. In a recent press release, Gartner, Inc. forecasts that "by 2013, spending on social software to support sales, marketing and customer service processes will exceed $1 billion worldwide." The firm also predicts that "during the next two years, 30 percent of leading companies will extend the goals of their online community activities to the design of enhanced service processes, such as Social CRM."
JitterJam's unique blend of social analytics, CRM and digital marketing capabilities make it a comprehensive social marketing tool for businesses, brands and agencies. By using JitterJam, businesses can discover relevant conversations happening on the real-time web and engage to convert conversations into customers.
"We have been tremendously impressed with Meltwater's rapid growth in the social and marketing space," said Ric Pratte, co-founder, president and chief executive officer of JitterJam. "Meltwater's expertise, highly impressive customer base and exceptional sales organization will help us bring the integrated JitterJam platform to a primed worldwide audience. We're thrilled to be a part of Meltwater."
In addition to JitterJam, Meltwater acquired BuzzGain last year and intends to acquire more businesses and technologies to help the company further expand its product suite.
JitterJam is a web-based Social CRM system that helps businesses and brands Turn Conversations into Customers(TM). JitterJam combines social media monitoring, an intelligent contact database and a multi-channel digital marketing platform into a single, integrated system. Consumer-facing businesses, brands, agencies and consultants are using JitterJam to capture relevant conversations on the social web and turn them into lasting, trusted customer relationships with new opportunities for revenue growth.
The Meltwater Group is a privately held software company founded in Norway in 2001, serving more than 18,000 clients through 55 offices located across North America, South America, Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia and Australia. Meltwater is committed to challenging existing business models by introducing disruptive technologies.? The Meltwater Group delivers B2B solutions based on search engine technology, cloud computing and talent management software. For more information, please visit http://www.meltwater.com.
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SHAPE Services Adds Neighbors Location-Based Messaging Platform to Its IM+ Mobile Messenger
Allows Users to Chat with Local Friends, Initiate Conversations with People Nearby, and Publish and View Local Offers and Announcements
BOSTON, March 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- SHAPE Services, a leading mobile app developer best known for its IM+ All-in-One Mobile Messenger app, today announced that their new location-based messaging service, named "Neighbors," is being added to IM+. SHAPE will be debuting the new Neighbors platform at MobileFocus, a press/industry only event taking place at the CTIA Wireless trade show in Orlando, Florida (March 22-24, 2011).
The Neighbors platform offers a new dimension to communication in IM+ by providing users the opportunity to find new real life connections and friends, or to buy and sell local services and goods using an interactive map that allows them to identify people in the local area. When signed in, users of Neighbors IM+ will be able to message with local friends as well as initiate conversations with other people who are in close proximity. They will equally be able to publish and view local offers and announcements. Users will also have flexible and easy-to-understand privacy settings for disclosing their location, all with the ability to define their location as wide as a house, street or city. A convenient patent pending augmented reality interface that will let Neighbors users to look around with a 360 degree camera view.
"IM+ has always been a pioneering mobile messaging app," said Igor Berezovsky, SHAPE's CEO. "With Neighbors platform, IM+ will handle a new mission of combining online and real-life communication experiences, turning local people and neighbors into friends as well as helping to facilitate local commerce and exchange."
SHAPE will launch IM+ with Neighbors for iOS devices first, with versions for BlackBerry and Android coming soon. A standalone version of the Neighbors app is also in the works.
About SHAPE Services
Boston, MA-based SHAPE Services is a leading mobile app developer best known for several top selling apps for iPhone, BlackBerry and other smartphones. SHAPE is the only company to develop apps that have reached the top rankings in four iTunes App Store categories: Social Networking, Business, Utilities and Productivity. The company has grown from a small startup into a highly profitable, self-funded multi-million dollar business with 60+ great shapers working across the US, Europe and Asia. SHAPE's flagship product, IM+, which connects users on every social platform and allows them to communicate across all public messaging systems, is the most feature-rich instant messaging app available on the market today. Shape Services is headquartered in Stuttgart, Germany. For more information, go to http://www.shapeservices.com.
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