Tipard DVD Converters - Permanent , Irreplaceable and Classic
BEIJING, Nov. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Three years ago, Blu-ray's debut made most people think that the Blu-ray discs would totally replace DVDs in near future. However, the expensive price and small market share of Blu-ray discs and their superior supporting devices have proved that Blu-ray can never replace DVD. Some multimedia users must feel pity and confused about that. Actually, the reason is simple; that is, Blu-ray's high price surpasses the scope of general users' acceptance, and DVD has achieved most of their multimedia needs. Although Blu-ray discs can give people a high-definition visual experience, with supporting DVD converters available in the market, DVD can also give them high-definition images.
Tipard Studio, a leading player in the multimedia field, has released DVD Ripper, DVD to iPad Converter, DVD to iPhone 4G Converter, DVD to YouTube Converter, and multiple fantastic DVD converters & rippers, any one of which can help users fully enjoy their DVD movies with as good a high-definition picture and wonderful audio experience as Blu-ray.
As a DVD converter, Tipard DVD Ripper really is a recommendable DVD converter, which has powerful deciphering function to help you easily rip any kind of DVD and convert it to various video or audio formats, such as MP4, HD video, AVI, WMV, FLV, MKV, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, 3GP, 3GPP, VOB, DivX, MOV, HD H.264, HD AVI, HD MPG, HD TS and HD WMV, among others. In addition, the convenient video editing functions enable you to freely edit your favorite movie or any video to create personalized videos to share with your friends or upload it to the internet to share with all internet users. Also, you can capture your favorite pictures and save them in JPEG, GIF or BMP formats. For more fantastic features to experience and enjoy, please visit the following webpage: http://www.tipard.com/dvd-ripper.html
Another hot DVD application is the versatile Tipard DVD to iPad Converter. It has a powerful converting function and perfect compatibility, enabling you to convert any favorite DVD movie to iPad-compatible video formats to enjoy on your iPad anywhere and anytime. Also, you can extract any wonderful audio file from your DVD movie as a song to enjoy. Plus, the editing functions can help you edit customized music for free. Also, you are able to adjust video effects such as brightness, contrast and saturation. You can even convert interlaced video into progressive with the function of "Deinterlacing." This software is available at $29.00 now; for more information about it, please visit: http://www.tipard.com/dvd-to-ipad-converter.html
Generally, Tipard DVD converters have powerful deciphering & converting functions, and versatile video editing functions, all of which can help you fully enjoy any kind of DVD in high-definition image and wonderful audio experience. For more details about them, please visit: http://www.tipard.com/products-dvd-tools.html
About Tipard Studio
As a leading player in the multimedia software field, Tipard Studio always takes bringing multimedia users best software as its responsibility, and keeps being innovative and competitive. With advanced technologies and a first-class R&D team, it has constantly developed many excellent multimedia desktop applications, which are very popular among Windows and Mac users. For more details about Tipard Studio, please visit: http://www.tipard.com
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Experience Life at Your Fingertips with the New Windows Phone 7 from LG Mobile Phones
LG Quantum(TM) Offers Users a Glance-and-Go Platform That Makes Living in the Moment a New Reality
SAN DIEGO, Nov. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- LG Mobile Phones today announced LG Quantum, the first Windows Phone 7 handset from LG, is now available online at http://www.wireless.att.com and in AT&T* company-owned retail stores nationwide. Available exclusively to AT&T customers, LG Quantum keeps users connected to the contacts and networks that mean the most with dynamic Live Tiles and Hubs that automatically update with the latest news. LG Quantum allows users to do more in fewer steps with a 3.5 inch capacitive touch screen and a full slide-out horizontal QWERTY keyboard.
LG Quantum features a superfast 1GHz processor, 16GB of built-in memory, and 10 free apps available through the LG app store within the Windows Phone Marketplace, including Workout Tracker, Scan Search augmented reality and Tool Box complete with Unit Converter, Level, Flashlight, and more. In addition to these everyday free apps, LG will regularly release new apps that will be free exclusively for LG Windows Phone 7 owners for a limited time. LG Quantum offers the speed and tools to manage everyday activities without slowing down. LG Quantum's 5.0 megapixel, auto-focus camera with flash, 720p HD video recorder and unique "Play To" technology, create a one-of-a-kind media experience by allowing users to stream media content directly to DLNA-DMR equipped entertainment devices. In addition, LG Quantum is Wi-Fi capable and equipped with ActiveSync to seamlessly synchronize email, work and personal contact information, and calendar. LG Quantum also features Zune, Xbox LIVE gaming, Microsoft Office Mobile 2010, and Bluetooth® stereo.
"LG Quantum gives users the freedom to organize their lives while on-the-go by delivering a distinctive blend of innovative tools and efficient design," said Tim O'Brien, vice president of trade and consumer marketing for LG Mobile Phones. "Providing faster communication, integrated messaging and breakthrough multimedia experiences, LG Quantum is a smartphone device unlike any other."
LG Quantum is now available at AT&T company-owned retail stores nationwide and online at http://www.att.com for $199.99. Two-Year agreement and smartphone data plan required.
*AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.
Price established by AT&T for AT&T-owned retail outlets.
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 80,000 people working in more than 115 operations including 84 subsidiaries around the world. With 2009 global sales of USD43.4 billion, LG is comprised of five business units -- Home Entertainment, Mobile Communications, Home Appliance, Air Conditioning and Business Solutions. LG is the world's leading producer of flat panel TVs, audio and video products, mobile handsets, air conditioners and washing machines. LG has signed a long-term agreement to become both a Global Partner and a Technology Partner of Formula One(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.lgusa.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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Hotwire Announces That Avoiding Most Heavily Trafficked Airports During the Thanksgiving Holiday Can Help Consumers Save Big
Booking travel through alternative airports in major cities, like Chicago, can give consumers a potential savings of up to 20%
SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Turkey day is around the corner and that means airports are hitting their high season. Hotwire.com®, a leading discount travel site, has announced that this year consumers can save big money on their Thanksgiving airfare purchases if they book their travel through alternative airports in big cities. Alternative airports can offer a potential savings of up to 20 percent.
Unlike the major airline hubs, whose pricing is set by one or two dominant carriers, smaller alternative airports are serviced by multiple low cost carriers and can generally be more competitive in price. This means during busy times of the year, these airports can offer lower fares to travelers. In addition, low cost carriers tend to be leading the pack when it comes to adding seats back to their fleets and as a result, are driving down fares even lower at many alternative airports.
To illustrate the potential savings associated with alternative airports, Hotwire.com has listed some of the most heavily trafficked U.S. airports during the holiday season, along with suggested alternate airports where consumers can find better deals:
Airport -Avg. Ticket Average Price Alternate Airport Average Savings
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1. O'Hare (Chicago) $380 Midway Airport 20%
2. Dallas-Fort Worth $395 Dallas Love Field 10%
3. LAX (Los Angeles) $441 Burbank Airport 3%
4. Newark $405 LaGuardia Airport 11%
5. San Francisco $416 Oakland Airport 12%
To further help consumers find airfare deals this Thanksgiving, Hotwire® also recommends that consumers search "opaque" travel sites, like Hotwire, to book their flights. For those customers who have some flexibility in exactly when they travel, Hotwire is able to offer customers incredibly discounted air tickets through Hot Rates, sometimes up to 45% off. This type of inventory has steadily increased this year, making the chances of finding a great deal on Hotwire even better.
"During this season, especially over the holidays, I often hear consumers say the same thing - that they are tired of dealing with the price increases and hassles of holiday travel," said Clem Bason, president of the Hotwire Group. "That's why, this year, we are pleased to be able to offer our customers some alternative travel solutions that not only will save them money, but will give them a reason to exhale during this stressful travel time."
Hotwire.com is a leading discount travel site with low rates on airline tickets, hotel rooms, rental cars, cruises and vacation packages. Launched in 2000, Hotwire negotiates deep discounts from its travel suppliers to help travelers book unsold airline seats, hotel rooms and rental cars. J.D. Power and Associates 2008 Independent Travel Web Site Satisfaction Study(SM) recognized Hotwire for ranking "Highest in Customer Satisfaction Among Independent Travel Web Sites, Three Years in a Row." Hotwire is an operating company of Expedia, Inc. CST: 2053390-40. NST: 20003-0209. For more information, visit http://www.hotwire.com/.
Replacing Your Cisco XML Gateway? Forum Systems Can Help!
Company Augments Cisco ACE XML Gateway Replacement Program to Offer Direct Trade-in Credit for Any XML Vendor Gear, No-cost Training, Migration Best Practices and More
BOSTON, Nov. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Forum Systems, a wholly owned subsidiary of Crosscheck Networks, Inc., today announced a comprehensive program to reduce costs, allay concerns and answer questions for organizations seeking to deploy XML Gateways.
On the heels of introducing the latest version of its flagship Forum Sentry XML Gateway, Forum Systems has extended its Cisco ACE XML Gateway Replacement Program. Effective now through March 31, 2011, the Program includes:
-- Direct trade-in credit in exchange for any XML Gateway hardware and
-- No-cost, on-site migration to Forum Sentry XML Gateway policies;
-- No-cost Forum Sentry Training Certification Program;
-- Dedicated 24x7x365 support by experts with a minimum of five years
Additionally, to help organizations ensure a smooth migration, Forum Systems offers the following Best Practices for Selecting an XML Gateway:
-- Choose a Patented Product: Selecting a non-patented XML Gateway only
leads to product replacement, and ultimately, additional acquisition
-- Scrutinize XML Gateway Architectures: Understand XML Gateway and
ESB/Application Server differences. With security of paramount
importance, clear role segregation should be enforced - and custom code
never introduced into an XML Gateway.
-- Demand an Independent Security Assessment: Integrating an HSM crypto
card into the appliance does not improve security or constitute
compliance. The entire XML Gateway must be FIPS 140-2 certified in order
to guarantee security and compliance.
-- Validate Comparable Functionality: To eliminate functional gaps, the
selected XML Gateway must be architected with modular policy design for
fundamental constructs so that keys, encryption/signature policies and
firewall rules can be easily transitioned.
-- Stipulate Flexible Replacement Costs and Options: Demand vendors that
will work within corporate budgets and timelines. Vendors should be
flexible in offering options that help reduce capital expenditure
expense, migration and maintenance costs.
"XML Gateways represent a critical, foundational element for IT groups and the run-the-business applications and services that drive their organizations," said Crosscheck Networks CEO Mamoon Yunus. "By abandoning the Cisco ACE XML Gateway, Cisco is forcing its customers to find other alternatives. Our expanded Replacement Program - coupled with our best-in-class Forum Sentry - gives these, and other enterprise organizations evaluating replacing their XML Gateway, a smooth migration path to a better solution from a company they can depend on."
Forum Sentry: The XML Gateway Gold Standard
Processing more than one billion transactions per day globally, Forum Sentry is the industry standard for XML and SOAP security, access control and integration. Unlike other vendors that introduce runtime code into their appliances to compensate for inherent design limitations, Forum Systems' Forum Sentry is certified by NIST and the U.S. Department of Defense, and the XML Gateway of choice for 300 global organizations in transaction- and security-intensive sectors including government, financial services, telecommunications and healthcare. The latest version, Forum Sentry v8.0, helps organizations securely extend their enterprise SOA deployments to harness the power of the public cloud.
-- No-cost Cisco ACE XML Gateway Replacement Quote
-- No-cost Forum Sentry XML Gateway Evaluation
-- Cisco ACE XML Gateway Migration Strategies
-- Forum Sentry XML Gateway Data Sheet
-- Forum Sentry Eases Enterprise-to-Cloud Migration; Enable Seamless
Extension of SOA to the Cloud
-- Forum Sentry Issued Industry-first Patent for XML Security Functions
Including XML-encryption, XML-decryption and XML-signatures
-- Forum Sentry Provides Secure, Unified Integration of XML and SOA Web
Services and Portals for Seamless End-user Experience
About Forum Systems
Forum Systems and its parent company Crosscheck Networks deliver solutions for deploying robust, resilient, secure and reliable Service Oriented Architecture (SOA). More than 50,000 users in 42 countries across organizations such as the U.S. Treasury, British Telecommunications, Fidelity, Premera Blue Cross and the Dutch Health Care System rely on Forum Systems and Crosscheck Networks as the backbone of their secure transaction processing. Recognized as a technology innovator and security leader, Forum Systems is the only company granted a patent for its Forum Sentry XML Gateway and has been certified by NIST and the U.S. Department of Defense.Forum Sentry is the de facto standard for XML and SOAP security, and Forum Systems has key OEM relationships with Barracuda Networks and Radware, among others. For more information, please visit http://www.forumsys.com.
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Eurotech Launches Everyware(TM) Device Cloud for Complete Device Data Management Solution
Everyware Device Cloud Offers Low Total Cost of Ownership To Transform Bits of Data at the Edge of the Network into Actionable Information in the Business Users' Hands
COLUMBIA, Md., Nov. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire/ --Eurotech, a leading supplier of embedded technologies, products and systems, today announces the availability of the Everyware(TM) Device Cloud, which enables organizations to bring data from device to business application with one complete, integrated solution to turn bits of data into valuable and actionable information. The Everyware Device Cloud offers the first end-to-end device cloud solution in the industry, allowing organizations to access an integrated hardware, software, cloud computing, data management and application integration solution.
"VDC Research sees the Eurotech approach as a harbinger of solution development, deployment and management strategies in the future. That future will enable deployers to focus more on business logic and less on fundamental compute, control and communication technologies," comments Chris Rezendes, Executive Vice President of VDC Research Group. "The resulting solutions will better meet the universal enterprise goal of greater agility through broader access and more accurate application of real time mission critical data from embedded applications."
It used to take weeks, months and even years to plan, procure, and deploy IT infrastructure to connect embedded devices to the network and capture valuable data. Today you can do it in minutes. The Everyware Device Cloud collects, analyzes, and transmits data in real-time, giving organizations faster, better access to data from every device in the field for improved business management and operations.
The Everyware Device Cloud offers Eurotech customers the following benefits:
-- Complete Solution - Most complete offering in the industry, from device
to edge controller to desktop or mobile display
-- Fast Time to Market - Projects can be deployed quickly, with
applications up and running in days instead of months
-- Reduced Costs - Without the need for the customer's IT infrastructure to
grow, both initial cost and total cost of projects are dramatically
-- Scalability - Ability to easily scale to a large number of devices with
-- Optimized Technology - Uses MQTT, continuous session awareness, and
leading-edge protocols to reduce bandwidth requirements and simplify
"With the Everyware Device Cloud, organizations can concentrate on their core business while reducing time to market and efficiently accessing essential device data to support their business logic," said Arlen Nipper, CTO of Eurotech in North America. "Eurotech is on the leading edge as the embedded device industry begins to embrace cloud-based services for a lower total cost of ownership. With a strong background in embedded devices as well as software toolkits, we are uniquely qualified to offer customers the most flexible hardware and middleware building blocks to harmonize the various platforms for their application."
The Everyware Device Cloud offers a robust, reliable and flexible communication infrastructure leveraging the Isidorey Device Cloud technology and services. Coupled with the hardware running the Eurotech Everyware Software Framework (ESF), the Everyware Device Cloud becomes a complete data management and delivery solution for comprehensive distributed device platform support including sensors, scalable edge nodes and networking devices- whether mobile, stationary, portable, or wearable devices. Eurotech offers a broad range of standard interfaces and APIs that make the Everyware Device Cloud ideal for any business application integration.
The Everyware Device Cloud is also available through a Device-as-a-Service (DaaS) purchasing model, an attractive, scalable option in which the customer pays a predictable monthly fee for the data and services provided. With no upfront hardware or software investment required, Eurotech simplifies customers' access to the most complete Device Data Management solution.
Eurotech is a listed global company (ETH.MI) that integrates hardware, software, services, and expertise to deliver embedded computing platforms and sub-systems to leading OEMs, system integrators and enterprise customers for successful and efficient deployment of their products and services. Drawing on concepts of minimalist computing, Eurotech lowers power draw, minimizes physical size and reduces coding complexity to bring sensors, embedded platforms, sub-systems, ready-to-use devices and high performance computers to market, specializing in healthcare, security, defense, transportation, industrial and energy segments. By combining domain expertise in wireless connectivity as well as communications protocols, Eurotech architects integrated solutions that simplify data capture, processing and transfer over unified communications networks. Our customers rely on us to simplify their access to state-of-art embedded technologies so they can focus on their core competencies. Learn more about Eurotech at http://www.eurotech.com.
Showcase Your Portfolio Anytime, Anywhere from the Palm of Your Hand
MEDL Mobile Introduces Its Newest App for the iPad "MediaPad Pro"
IRVINE, Calif., Nov. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- MEDL Mobile, Inc., a leader in mobile application development and the company behind internationally successful apps such as Note to God and the #1 hit, Mall Maps, in conjunction with celebrated photographer, Craig Orsini, have created MediaPad Pro, an app for the iPad that will revolutionize the presentation of professional portfolios. MediaPad Pro, which took the scene by storm at its 2010 PhotoPlus International Convention debut, brings a dynamic new approach to the way photographers, artists, models, designers, actors and directors are able to present, display and share their portfolios or catalogues. The app comes equipped with features such as a fully customizable interface, taking anyone's work to the next level by offering instant access to showcase a selection of work and even edit presentations on the spot. MediaPad Pro is available now at http://www.medlmobile.com and at http://www.apple.com/itunes app store.
MediaPad Pro is fully customizable and the definition of ease with effortless editing. Simply start by entering your professional contact information and you are ready to begin uploading an unlimited amount of static images (print), audio files, video files and digital/website files. MediaPad Pro blends the mobility and format of your book with the instant advantages of a website.
Notice a mistake or decide you prefer a different photo or color? Easily make instant corrections by swapping out the piece you choose, adjusting the color palette or modifying the font scheme and background images. MediaPad Pro allows you to automate your portfolio into a seamless presentation and eliminate the expensive cost of paper stock, print runs, bulky portfolio cases and the time-consuming preparation.
The man behind this app, Craig Orsini, has been a professional photographer since the early days of digital; jumping on board in the 90s when he opened a still life studio in Boston. However, while the precision of still life spoke to the organized side of his brain, his sense of humor and love of people were severely undernourished. By 2000 Craig made the decision to begin concentrating on large productions with people and humor as a central focus. The idea caught on and a profile in PDN and a handful of awards quickly followed with work featured in Archive, Communication Arts and The Kelly Awards. Craig has established a national reputation and ventured into the "real life" world of lifestyle photography and motion capture for clients such as Carnival Cruise Lines, Zipcar, Banana Boat, Bose, TomTom GPS and McDonald's.
Additional features include:
-- Hyperlinked digital files for live demonstrations
-- Fully customizable interface
-- Guest Registry with PDF/XLSX export option
-- Slideshow options with transitions and timing for a seamless
-- MediaPad Pro tutorial section with walkthroughs and helpful tips.
MEDL Mobile is proud to call MediaPad Pro a Shiny MEDL Object.
MEDL Mobile was recently featured on CNBC's "Planet of the Apps." MEDL develops custom applications for people, companies, advertising agencies, consumer brands and themselves. MEDL's "Shiny MEDL Objects" are apps that fascinate, entertain, connect and empower their users. MEDL has more than 35 applications available on the Apple App Store -- with dozens more currently in development for iPhone, iPad and Android.
Trident Integrates RoxioNow Platform into Chipset for HDTVs
Sonic Continues to Dramatically Expand the Reach of Partners' Storefronts
NOVATO, Calif., Nov. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Sonic Solutions® (Nasdaq: SNIC) today announced the integration of the RoxioNow(TM) platform into HDTV chipsets from leading system-on-chip (SoC) maker Trident Microsystems, Inc. (Nasdaq: TRID). With built-in RoxioNow capabilities, consumers of Trident-based HDTVs can enjoy instant access to a wide array of premium entertainment offerings streamed directly to their sets over the Internet, including new-release movies and hit TV shows. By partnering with Trident, whose customers include some of the world's best-known television brands, the agreement continues Sonic's string of successes in extending RoxioNow support across the broadest possible range of televisions, set-top boxes, media players, and mobile devices.
"Consumers want to combine the quality from their digital TVs with the variety and flexibility they receive from streaming," said Dirk Wieberneit, SVP & General Manager of Trident's TV business unit. "RoxioNow provides us with an ideal ready-made solution to give them what they want. Building RoxioNow into our HDTV SoCs makes it easy for our customers in the DTV market to take advantage of the explosive growth in demand for high-quality streamed video content."
Trident's highly integrated, programmable SoC semiconductors act as the brains for DTV and other digital media displays, providing image processing and optimization for video and computer graphic signals. Sonic's broad implementation on device chipsets is expected to result in RoxioNow-powered storefronts appearing on over 95% of all connected BD and HDTV consumer electronics devices shipping over the next several years.
"Trident's role in the DTV chip market makes this an important agreement not simply for us, but for all the other companies -- both manufacturers and content providers -- that have committed to the RoxioNow platform," said Mark Ely, President of Strategy, Sonic Solutions. "The ideal scenario for consumers is a world in which all their entertainment devices work seamlessly to provide the content when and where they want it. Each successive partner we bring on board puts RoxioNow closer to being the universal solution to that need."
The RoxioNow platform serves a broad range of premium content, including new movies and next-day TV programs, to a growing, multi-manufacturer ecosystem of home and mobile electronics. RoxioNow enables storefronts for brick and mortar retailers, cable operators, PC manufacturers, game system vendors, consumer electronics makers, and Hollywood studios' direct-to-consumer initiatives. The platform allows these companies to participate in the entertainment supply chain, add value to product offerings, and form ongoing relationships with customers. "Powered by RoxioNow(TM)" stores enable consumers to instantly rent and purchase high-quality entertainment on their favorite devices and, through the RoxioNow online entertainment library, access their content at any time, on any RoxioNow-powered device.
About Trident Microsystems
Trident Microsystems, Inc., with headquarters in Sunnyvale, California, is a leading force in the digital home entertainment market, delivering an extensive range of platform solutions that enhance the consumer experience in the Connected Home. As one of the top-three semiconductor providers to both the TV and set-top box markets, Trident's solutions can be found in the products of leading OEMs and channel partners worldwide. The company's extensive IP portfolio of more than 2,000 patents has been driving key innovations in image quality, 3D TV, low power consumption, and 45nm designs. For further information about Trident and its products, please consult the Company's web site: http://www.tridentmicro.com.
About Sonic Solutions
Sonic Solutions(®) (NASDAQ: SNIC) enables digital media from Hollywood to Home. For more than a decade, Sonic products, service, and technology brands including Roxio(®), RoxioNow((TM)), DivX(®), and MainConcept,have fueled home entertainment, powered rich digital media functionality on a range of platforms for a variety of partners, and inspired unique personal media experiences for hundreds of millions of consumers. Sonic technologies are now combining to deliver a universal platform for Hollywood Studios, retailers, consumer electronics manufacturers, and PC OEMs that provides consumers instant access to premium entertainment from virtually anywhere. Sonic Solutions is headquartered in Marin County, California. Learn more at http://www.sonic.com.
Forward Looking Statements
This release may contain forward looking statements that are based upon current expectations, including the launch, distribution, and market acceptance of the RoxioNow platform. Actual results could differ materially from those projected in the forward looking statements as a result of various risks and uncertainties, including those discussed in Sonic Solutions' annual and quarterly reports on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission. This press release should be read in conjunction with Sonic Solutions' most recent annual report on Form 10-K, Form 10-Q and other reports on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission, which contain a more detailed discussion of the Company's business including risks and uncertainties that may affect future results. Sonic Solutions does not undertake to update any forward looking statements.
Sonic, Sonic Solutions, Roxio, RoxioNow, DivX, MainConcept, and Hollywood to Home are trademarks or registered trademarks owned by Sonic Solutions in the United States and/or other countries. All other company or product names are trademarks of their respective owners and, in some cases, are used by Sonic Solutions under license. Specifications, pricing and delivery schedules are subject to change without notice.
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Walmart Announces this Season's Biggest Savings with an All Night 'Open House' on Friday-After-Thanksgiving
Open House Savings Begin at Midnight with Deals on Toys, Apparel and Home Items Followed by Must-Have Electronics Event Beginning at 5:00 a.m.
BENTONVILLE, Ark., Nov. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Walmart (NYSE: WMT) announced today that most stores will open their doors at midnight* to welcome families who want to get an early start on Christmas shopping on the Friday after Thanksgiving and avoid standing in the cold waiting for stores to open. Starting at 12 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 26th*, shoppers can head to the Walmart Open House for big savings on popular toys, apparel and home goods. Then, beginning at 5 a.m., Walmart will kick off its electronics event, including incredible prices on HDTVs, laptops, gaming systems and cameras. Customers can find pricing updates by becoming a fan on Facebook at facebook.com/Walmart or by visiting Walmart.com starting tomorrow.
"New for this year, Walmart is inviting customers to come at midnight for great savings on items like toys, pajamas, denim and small kitchen appliances and then stay for incredibly low prices on hot electronics, like HDTVs, computers and video games at five a.m.," said Stephen Quinn, executive vice president and chief marketing officer of Walmart U.S. "Giving families easier ways to save is important and offering great savings in our stores earlier this year - starting at midnight - is one way to make that happen."
Walmart continues to work closely with electronics suppliers, in particular, to secure some of the strongest allocations of products that will be top-sellers among customers. This season's holiday inventory is packed with some of the most sought after brands from pajamas and denim in apparel to HDTV's, laptops and GPS devices in consumer electronics. Below is an example of the best savings of the season.
In-Store Electronics Savings Starting at 5:00 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 26 while supplies last:
-- 15.6" HP Laptop - $298
-- Emerson 32" LCD HDTV - $198
-- Sansui 19" LCD HDTV - $98
-- Nintendo DS Lite (in multiple colors) - $89
-- 15.6" eMachines Laptop - $198
-- Kodak C183 Digital Camera (14 megapixels) - $59
-- Tom Tom GPS XL 335 SE 4.3" GPS - $79
-- Magnavox Wi-Fi Blu-Ray Player with $10 free VUDU movie credits - $69
In-Store Savings on Toys, Home and Apparel Starting at Midnight* on Friday, Nov 26 while supplies last:
-- Nintendo Wii - $199 with $50 Walmart Gift Card **
-- Toy Story 3 DVD - $10 **
-- Zhu Zhu Pets - $4
-- Hamilton Beach Slow Cooker, 5-qt Oval - $9.97
-- 500 Thread Count Sheets from Beautyrest - Full, Queen, King - $19.88
-- Shark Steam Mop - $36
-- Wrangler Jeans - $9
-- Infant and Toddler 2-piece Character Sleepwear Sets - $4
-- Lego Tubs - $15
-- Power Wheels - $88
-- Bikes - starting at $29
More Ways to Save Online and In Store
Walmart.com will once again offer online-only specials on Thanksgiving Day, and Walmart stores will feature a Saturday in-store electronics savings event on Nov. 27. More information will be shared in the coming days.
* Except as prohibited by local law. Please check your local store for confirmation of store hours.
** The Nintendo Wii offer and Toy Story 3 DVD will be available in stores starting at midnight on Nov. 26, while supplies last. The additional Electronics savings will be available in stores at 5am while supplies last.
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WMT), or "Walmart," serves customers and members more than 200 million times per week at more than 8,600 retail units under 55 different banners in 15 countries. With fiscal year 2010 sales of $405 billion, Walmart employs more than 2.0 million associates worldwide. A leader in sustainability, corporate philanthropy and employment opportunity, Walmart ranked first among retailers in Fortune Magazine's 2010 Most Admired Companies survey. Additional information about Walmart can be found by visiting http://www.walmartstores.com and on Twitter at http://Twitter.com/Walmartnews. Online merchandise sales are available at http://www.walmart.com and http://www.samsclub.com.
Ed. Note: Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. is the legal trade name of the corporation. The name "Walmart," expressed as one word and without punctuation, is a trademark of the company and is used analogously to describe the company and its stores. Use the trade name when it is necessary to identify the legal entity, such as when reporting financial results, litigation or corporate governance.
InfoTech Solutions for Business Announces the Rollout of its Newly-Developed Web-Based Real Estate Management Software, HTM (Herald Towers Matrix)
A leading technology and application development provider headquartered in midtown Manhattan, with offices in Minot, North Dakota and other locations, announces the rollout of its newly-developed web-based, real estate management software, HTM.
NEW YORK, Nov. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- HTM (Herald Towers Matrix) was developed for Manhattan-based JEMB Realty and allows personnel in leasing offices to easily manage their inventory, quickly identifying available apartments, apartments up for lease or renewal, vacancies and so on. It is also a mobile application, allowing sales and leasing agents to view real time status on their handheld devices.
Mr. Louis Jerome, principle and co-founder of JEMB Realty Corp., stated: "This system has literally revolutionized the way we conduct our business, by streamlining information about our apartments in real time to our agents, updating them instantly with apartment statuses. InfoTech's system went even further, developing a way for our agents to check this new system from their BlackBerrys."
Tarek Barrawi, InfoTech's Business Manager, added: "It is a unique pleasure and privilege to work with clients such as JEMB, who have business vision and who push the envelope with their continuous commitment to excellence, always looking for new, creative business improvements via the latest technology."
"JEMB Realty is successful, in part because we're always looking way to utilize new technologies to our existing method of business, as well as being innovative. In the tough real estate market of New York City, this has been an invaluable approach," summarized Jerome. "We believe that HTM, which was developed by InfoTech, is one more step in assuring JEMB Realty maintains its competitive edge."
Headquartered in midtown Manhattan, with offices in Minot, North Dakota and other locations, InfoTech is a software house and systems integration company offering a variety of services and products, as well as technology and business solutions in the following four practice areas:
- Custom Applications Practice
- Federal/DoD Practice
- IT Consulting Practice
- Analysis and Simulation Practice
InfoTech is a Microsoft Certified Partner and a GSA-approved vendor. For further information, please visit http://www.infotechfb.com or call (212) 245-4222.
About JEMB Realty:
JEMB Realty Corporation is a real estate development investment and management organization based in New York City. Established in 1990 by Joseph L. Jerome, JEMB has experienced steadfast growth and has become a well-known and highly respected key real estate player in the United States.
JEMB is a member of the Real Estate Board of New York. For further information, please visit http://www.jembrealty.net or call (212) 608-5100.
Radiall Introduces a New HDQX Connector Solution for High-Speed Data Transmission
For Ethernet and RF signals, Radiall's HDQX Connector combines a compact size with the ruggedness needed for high reliability and signal integrity in harsh aerospace and military environments.
CHANDLER, Ariz., Nov. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Radiall USA, Inc. expands its connector product offering with the new HDQX series for high-speed Ethernet and RF data transmission. The HDQX connector combines a compact size with the ruggedness needed for high reliability and signal integrity in harsh aerospace and military environments. Offering twelve size 8 cavities in a high-density rectangular shell, the space-saving HDQX accepts ARINC 600 Quadrax and size 8 BMA contacts, as well as twinax and triaxial contacts.
Typical applications for the HDQX connectors include data networks, in-flight entertainment systems, video control centers, and naval and military vehicle communications. The robust design of the HDQX connector enables high-speed, high-density applications. For example, six 1000Base-T gigabit links are possible with the HDQX by using two parallel Quadrax contacts. In addition, the HDQX can utilize BMA contacts in RF connections at frequencies up to 18 GHz.
The HDQX series also has several other beneficial features such as a center locking device for reliable mating and easy connection, lightweight composite strain relief and the contacts are grounded to the shell for extremely low electrical resistance. With the HDQX, environmental sealing is available with an interfacial sealing on the shell as well as sealing boots on the contacts.
For more information contact
Radiall USA, Inc.,
6825 West Galveston Street
Chandler, Arizona 85226
Sales: 480-682-9400 Fax: 480-682-9403
Radiall USA, Inc., Chandler, Arizona, is a global manufacturer of leading edge interconnects solutions. The company offers an extensive range of RF coaxial connectors and cable assemblies, coaxial switches, fiber optic and microwave components, multipin connectors and more. Radiall has sales offices and subsidiaries throughout the world, R&D in the U.S., Europe and China, along with manufacturing facilities strategically located in the U.S., Mexico, India, and China.
Netlist's HyperCloud Memory Approved for MDS Micro's Cloud Matrix
HyperCloud memory and MDS Micro Servers increase server utility for virtualization efficiency in the Cloud
IRVINE, Calif., Nov. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Netlist, Inc. (Nasdaq: NLST), a designer and manufacturer of high-performance memory subsystems, today announced that its HyperCloud(TM) memory module is now part of the MDS Micro Cloud Matrix. The MDS Micro Cloud Matrix provides modular server-based computing blocks that contain core datacenter hardware within a single enclosure including VMware-certified QUADv servers with mass local storage.
Cloud computing infrastructure is often based on elastic hardware platforms that allow on-demand access to virtual machines of varying sizes. This requires that memory, the central processing unit (CPU), and disks be maximized to full potential on each server. HyperCloud increases server utility by maximizing memory instead of adding more CPUs.
"Netlist's offering is unique in that it directly addresses the memory slowness that customers face on a server platform with a large amount of memory," said Tim Myers, senior architect of VMware. "Instead of the speed being reduced, they are able to maintain the faster speeds which provides a better opportunity for customer satisfaction."
With the incorporation of HyperCloud, MDS Micro is now able to provide increased server utility for virtualization applications in the Cloud.
"HyperCloud memory enables the Cloud Matrix to deliver efficient server compute blocks," said Karriem Adams, vice president of sales at MDS Micro. "We've seen significant interest in our Cloud Matrix solution for virtualization applications and we're in need of a technology that can effectively support demanding memory requirements. When evaluating memory solutions, Netlist was the clear winner for its ability to help increase server utility in our Cloud Matrix."
Certification of HyperCloud memory modules on MDS Micro's QUADv for the Cloud Matrix increases server performance to its full potential and enables up to 768GB of memory running at 1333 MT/s.
"Selection by MDS Micro is validation that HyperCloud enables more efficiency in virtualization environments," said Steve McClure, vice president of worldwide sales and marketing at Netlist. "We are excited to work with MDS Micro on delivering compelling server solutions to support the industry's growth in virtualization and cloud computing applications."
Netlist will demonstrate HyperCloud memory in the MDS Micro QUADv server at the Supercomputing show, taking place November 15-18 at the Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, in booth number 4223.
MDS Micro co-manufactures in conjunction with Supermicro Computers, Inc. enterprise-class, eco-driven server solutions built specifically to address key datacenter issues. MDS' servers offer industry-leading performance and computing density fully optimized for a wide array of mission-critical and compute-intensive environments. Bottom line, MDS provides optimized Enterprise-class server solutions.
For additional information about MDS Micro's products and services, please visit the company's website at http://www.mdsmicro.com.
Netlist, Inc. designs and manufactures high-performance, logic-based memory subsystems for datacenter server and high-performance computing and communications markets. Netlist's flagship products include HyperCloud Memory, which breaks traditional memory barriers and NetVault, a flash memory-based subsystem that enables data retention for weeks following a disaster. The memory technologies are developed for applications in which high-speed, high-capacity memory, enhanced functionality, small form factor, and heat dissipation are key requirements. These applications include tower-servers, rack-mounted servers, blade servers, high-performance computing clusters, engineering workstations, and telecommunication equipment. Founded in 2000, Netlist is headquartered in Irvine, California with manufacturing facilities in Suzhou, People's Republic of China. For more information, visit the company's website at http://www.netlist.com.
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CONTACT: Investors, Jill Bertotti of Allen & Caron Inc, +1-949-474-4300, firstname.lastname@example.org; or Media, Katie Lister of Vantage Communications, +1-407-767-0452, ext. 229, email@example.com, both for Netlist, Inc.
Brookstone Kicks-Off Black Friday at Fashion Centre, Pentagon City with One-of-a-Kind Parrot AR.Drone Flight School Experience
First 10 customers to purchase AR.Drone will receive a free iPod touch® device
MERRIMACK, N.H., Nov. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire/ --
Brookstone is kicking off Black Friday by presenting the Parrot
AR.Drone Flight School the ultimate interactive flight
training experience -- at Fashion Centre, Pentagon City on
Friday, November 26. Brookstone, the only brick-and-mortar
retailer where consumers can see the AR.Drone fly, and Parrot,
creators of the AR.Drone, teamed up to stage the onsite Flight
School, giving Washington DC-area consumers their first
hands-on training with the season's hottest holiday gift--
the AR.Drone. Brookstone customers will also be able to view
expert flight demonstrations of the AR.Drone. Additionally the
first 10 customers who buy an AR.Drone onsite at the
Brookstone store, Fashion Centre, Pentagon City, on Black
WHAT: Friday will receive a free iPod touch(R) player.
The Parrot AR.Drone is the first quadricopter controlled by an
iPod touch(R), iPhone(R) or iPad(TM) device, and combines real and
virtual worlds to offer an unparalleled flight experience. A
front camera broadcasts and streams what the AR.Drone is
seeing onto the iPod touch, iPhone or iPad screen, providing
an opportunity for augmented reality games.
The Fashion Centre at Pentagon
WHEN Friday, November 26, 2010 City
1100 South Hayes St. /
WHERE: 5:30am - 5:00pm EST Arlington, VA 22202
iPhone and iPod are trademarks of Apple, Inc. registered in the U.S. and other countries. iPad is a trademark of Apple, Inc.
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Mood Media Corporation Brings Bejeweled and other PopCap Games Casual Titles to Interactive Displays at Retail
Bejeweled, Zuma and Bookworm to be sold through Somerset Interactive
TORONTO, Nov. 15 /PRNewswire/ - Mood Media Corporation (TSX:MM / LSE AIM:MM)
announces today that its retail point of sale division, Somerset
Entertainment, has added PopCap Games' multi-million selling casual
games Bejeweled, Zuma and Bookworm to its increasingly popular casual
games retail program.
Under the agreement with PopCap, the games will be sold through
interactive displays, which allow customers to sample the game before
purchasing. The overall strategy involves providing multiple
entertainment titles and continuing to bring innovation to the shopping
"Mood Media has the largest retail footprint of interactive displays
totaling over 23,000 locations at select national retailers and we are
excited to be partnered with one of the most successful casual games
brands of all time," says Lorne Abony, Chief Executive Officer and
Chairman for the company. "Our agreement with PopCap enables us to
provide shoppers direct access to purchase the most prominent casual
game of all-time, Bejeweled, as well as other popular titles at many
leading retailers throughout North America. The popularity of casual
games within retail continues to accelerate as these games broaden
their footprint via social networking and mobile applications giving
the premium versions on our displays instant consumer recognition."
"As a company who is used to having titles consistently in the top 10 of
the casual games channel, this agreement with Mood Media excites us
because it gives us direct access to our core 35-55 year old female
audience as they shop in retail stores such as Costco, Bed Bath &
Beyond, Jo-Ann Fabrics and several others," said Glenn Drover, Senior
Director of Retail Sales at PopCap.
About Somerset Entertainment, a subsidiary of Mood Media Corporation
Somerset Entertainment, is Mood Media Corporation's retail
point-of-purchase business and is a leading provider of multi-media
entertainment products such as compilation CD's, casual PC games and
interactive visual displays.
Somerset currently produces 18 separate music lines representing a
variety of genres including relaxation, children's and hit compilation
and has also recently launched its casual game retail program. All
Somerset products are targeted at predominantly the female shopper and
are sold in retail stores with high shopper traffic. Today, Somerset
has an extensive network of over 23,900 interactive displays and sells
its services across 20 countries.
Mood Media Corporation was formed in June 2010, following the
acquisition of Mood Media Group SA by Fluid Music Canada, Inc. through
its subsidiaries Mood Media, Somerset Entertainment and Trusonic Inc.,
Mood Media Corporation is driving growth of in-store media solutions
across multiple markets.
About Mood Media Corporation
About Mood Media Corporation Mood Media (TSX:MM / LSE AIM:MM) is a
leading in-store media specialist that uses a mix of music, visual and
scent media to help its clients communicate with consumers with a view
to driving incremental sales at the point-of-purchase. Operating
through its two principal divisions, In-Store Media and Retail
Point-of-Purchase, Mood Media works with more than 800 retail chains in
more than 30 countries throughout North America, Europe, Asia and
The Directors believe that Mood Media's services can have a direct
impact on consumer purchasing decisions, which makes in-store media an
effective marketing tool. The Directors believe that in-store media
services can enhance branding in real-time and influence shopper
decisions by improving the shopping experience for consumers. The
in-store media business generates revenue via sales of its
multi-sensory services to businesses; the retail point-of-purchase
sells specialty compilations through its retail clients.
Mood Media has also compiled an extensive rights-included music library
with over 1.8 million tracks. Mood Media operates an international
in-store media and music retail business with an extensive geographic
footprint and a broad client base including several multinational blue
For further information about Mood Media, please visit http://www.moodmedia.com or email Mark Elfenbein at firstname.lastname@example.org.
PopCap Games is the leading global developer, publisher and operator of
casual video games: fun, easy-to-learn, captivating games that appeal
to all ages across PC, mobile, social and other platforms. Based in
Seattle, Washington, PopCap was founded in 2000 and has a worldwide
staff of more than 350 people in Seattle, San Francisco, Chicago,
Vancouver, B.C., Dublin, Seoul, Shanghai and Tokyo. PopCap's games have
been downloaded over 1.5 billion times by consumers worldwide, and its
flagship franchise, Bejeweled(R), has sold more than 50 million units.
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in some countries. Other company and product names used herein may be
trademarks of their respective owners and are used for the benefit of
SOURCE Mood Media Corporation
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GRIMSBY, England, November 15, 2010/PRNewswire/ --
- Plogg Smart Meter Plug Provides Customized Wireless Intelligence for
Smart Homes And Buildings
Energy Optimizers Limited (EOL) (http://www.plogg.co.uk/)
has launched a new version of its existing plug-in electricity meter which
can be configured to host alternative embedded radio modules and modified
for customised user interfaces.
The plogg (http://www.plogg.co.uk/ploggproducts.html) is a combined smart
meter plug and data logger, based on Ember's EM357 ZigBee wireless technology
and Teridian's 6511 metering chip. It can be attached to any electrical
appliance or device that uses a standard mains socket plug in either Schuko,
UK, French or USA mains outlet formats. The plogg stores the measured
electricity data and wirelessly communicates this information to either a PC,
an Internet-linked Ethernet gateway or a ZigBee installed Smart Meter.
The plogg's Software Development Toolkit has been designed specifically
to provide support for systems integrators and developers. Universities
across Europe are using the plogg in a wide range of studies on new designs
for building management and social networking systems. Researchers at the
University of Cyprus have deployed new web enabling technologies on the plogg
using RESTful architecture and 6LoWPAN stack in order to leverage existing
social networking infrastructures such as Facebook into the Smart Home to
give a shared social experience. Research at the Universities of Zaragoza,
Passau and of Kosice, are using the plogg as part of assisted living systems
in the European-wide study, MonAMi.
"Availability of the API was the key factor in our decision to select the
Plogg" said Dr. Alex Rogers of the University of Southampton, "The PC based
manager was useful but the availability of a basic API on which bespoke data
collection code could be built was key."
In commercial installations interoperability with other manufacturer's
smart meters, programmable thermostats, in-premises displays and energy
service portals is achieved with the addition of ZigBee SE, the leading
secure protocol for integrating Home Area Networks with Smart Meters.
About Energy Optimizers Limited
Energy Optimizers Limited (http://www.plogg.co.uk/) manufactures Smart
Grid technologies for load profiling, demand response, distributed generation
and renewables markets. Their Smart Grid Technologies include wireless
gateways, smart meter plugs and load controls for domestic and commercial
appliances. Energy Optimizers Limited participates in a number of publicly
funded European research and development projects.
Cardmobili Expands its Mobile Loyalty Applications to Vodafone 360 Devices, Reaching Consumers Throughout Europe
PORTO, Portugal, November 15, 2010/PRNewswire/ --
- Cardmobili Consolidates Membership, Loyalty and Rewards Cards Directly
Into Consumer Mobile Phones for a More Convenient and Rewarding Shopping
Cardmobili (http://www.cardmobili.com), thewinner of Vodafone Mobile
Clicks 2010 and European leader inmobile loyalty and member services, just
announced to support Vodafone 360 devices through a dedicated application,
supporting now seven different mobile platforms.
"We've developed the new Cardmobili application for Vodafone 360 having
in mind all Vodafone customers across European countries served by Vodafone
360 Shop. They can now find a mobile loyalty application specially designed
for their Vodafone devices such as H1 and M1, or the brand new models H2 and
M2. Once more, we take another step in delivering the most universal mobile
loyalty and membership experience to everyone, everywhere, regardless of the
mobile phone they are using", said Helena Leite, Cardmobili's CEO.
Cardmobili is a free service for consumers, allowing users to manage all
their loyalty and membership cards on their cell phones and get exclusive
offers from service partners. With more than 1500 cards from around the
world, the service holds the most extensive membership and loyalty card
database.Merchants around the world can easily integrate with the service,
reaching their customers through the most personal channel: the mobile phone.
Cardmobili is a leading provider of mobile loyalty service that improves
customer engagement,communication and purchase frequency for retail brands
and membership organizations. As afront end application for mobile devices,
Cardmobili enables consumers to access their loyalty,rewards and membership
information without carrying the physical card. Cardmobili's loyaltyand
membership cloud is an interactive service that ties directly into card
issuers' databases,connects consumers via social media channels and provides
a variety of interactive channels tooptimize the effectiveness of loyalty
programs. More information about Cardmobili is availableat http://www.cardmobili.com.
The Cardmobili logo is a trademark of Cardmobili, SA. Cardmobili is not
endorsed, sponsored, affiliated with or otherwise authorized by any other
brands mentioned in this article.
Helena Leite, CEO
Contact: Helena Leite, CEO, email@example.com, +351-220-301-598
VaultWare Announces Free Property Website Program for the Apartment Industry
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Nov. 14, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Apartment marketing and leasing software provider VaultWare today announced a new program that will allow every apartment community in the United States to have a dedicated property website at no cost. The VaultWare Places program will officially launch in January 2011. On that date, multifamily property managers and owners can visit the self-service site at http://www.VaultWarePlaces.com and follow several simple steps to quickly and easily create their professionally designed website. The VaultWare Places property websites are built specifically for the apartment industry with a focus on leasing apartments and a platform that offers the ability to easily add on value-added features such as mobile capability and apartment reservation functionality among others.
"VaultWare recognizes that a quality, consumer-centric property website is the cornerstone of any successful marketing plan," said Mike Mueller, CEO of Realty DataTrust. "In 2011, we will ensure that every apartment community - regardless of size, grade or budget - is able to cater to online apartment hunters with a highly-effective property website that puts the focus on the apartment shopper's needs, in turn driving more leases."
In most cases, property managers capitalizing on the VaultWare Places program will save hundreds of dollars per month currently being spent on each of their current property websites. These savings can then be reallocated to other marketing and leasing tools that increase the functionality and effectiveness of the VaultWare Places website. In other cases, property managers without a website will finally be able to have a sufficient web presence without the initial and on-going costs.
Initially VaultWare Places will boast multiple templates with various pre-defined color schemes to compliment the property's brand, as well as a content management system designed specifically for managing apartment marketing content. Property managers and owners will appreciate the open architecture of the platform that makes possible the seamless integration with VaultWare's suite of online marketing and leasing solutions, as well as third-party service providers of their choosing such as RentPayment's online rent payments.
Property managers interested in a sneak peak and/or taking advantage of the VaultWare Places program should visit http://www.VaultWarePlaces.com now to sign up to receive immediate notice of the public availability of the program.
VaultWare is located in Scottsdale, Arizona and offers online marketing and leasing solutions for the multifamily housing industry, including its flagship product, the VaultWare Apartment Reservation System. VaultWare helps property managers effectively market their properties and available apartments on the web making it easy for consumers to find, reserve and instantly pre-qualify for apartments online and increase a property's efficiency and occupancy rates by delivering apartment management companies the highest-qualified prospects possible. Over 150 management companies throughout the United States, from small property management companies to some of the country's largest real estate investment trusts, use the award-winning VaultWare Apartment Marketing and Leasing Suite. To learn more about VaultWare, visit the company's website at http://www.VaultWare.com.
Verizon Wireless Bolsters Network Coverage in New Jersey With Eight New Cell Sites
- Enhanced cell sites keep residents connected to email, music & mobile Web
- Expansion makes service faster and adds reliability to the industry's leading 3G network
- New sites add capacity to industry-leading New York Metro regional service
WARREN, N.J., Nov. 12, 2010/PRNewswire/ -- Verizon Wireless, provider of the nation's largest and most reliable 3G network, today announced the activation of eight new New Jersey cell sites in Flemington, Franklin, Hoboken, Middletown, Packanack Lake, Ridgefield, River Edge and Wayne. Wireless calling, text messaging and mobile Web surfing are now easier and faster for residents and visitors in these communities.
The new sites and their coverage areas include:
-- Flemington, NJ, (Hunterdon County) serves an area from Thatchers Hill
Road south toward Meadow Lane, and from Park Avenue west toward Hinkly
Road. The site was specifically designed to help improve in-building
coverage in downtown Flemington, including Mine Street, Old Croton Road
and North Main Street
-- Franklin, NJ, (Somerset County) serves Lincoln Highway (Route 27) from
Beekman Road to Westminster Road, as well as for two miles along South
Middlebush Road from Claremont Road to Skillmans Lane
-- Hoboken, NJ, (Hudson County) improves coverage in the northern section
of the city from 5th through 15th Streets, as well as along Paterson
Plank Road east toward Park Avenue
-- Middletown, NJ, (Monmouth County) serves the Garden State Parkway from
Exit 114 to Exit 109, as well as Middletown/Lincroft Road from Front
Street to beyond Bamm Hollow Road. It also covers Dwight Road/Nutswamp
Road from the Garden State Parkway to Poicy Pond
-- Packanack Lake, NJ, (Passaic County) serves most of the valley area,
including Route 23 between Packanack Lake Road and Alps Road, as well as
from Ryerson Road east toward Ratzer Road
-- Ridgefield, NJ, (Bergen County) serves the residential areas in
Ridgefield between Bergen Boulevard and Shaler Boulevard, as well as
from Greely Avenue to as far north as Slocum Avenue
-- River Edge, NJ, (Bergen County) serves an area from 5th Avenue east
toward Boulevard, as well as from Tenney Avenue south towards Route 4
-- and Wayne, NJ, (Passaic County) serves the intersection of Hamburg
Turnpike (Route 504) and Alps Road as well as the Preakness Shopping
Center, Berdam Shopping Center, Wayne Hills Mall Shopping Center, and
the surrounding residential areas.
The expanded coverage and increased data capacity enables customers in these areas to enjoy clearer reception, fewer dropped calls and quicker download speeds when using their wireless devices to talk, text, email, view high-quality videos and access VZ Navigator's turn-by-turn directions. Additionally, these network enhancements further boost Verizon Wireless' network reliability, particularly during emergencies such as power outages and extreme weather conditions when wireless communications are needed the most. These new cell sites are part of Verizon Wireless' aggressive multi-billion dollar network investment each year to stay ahead of the growing demand for the company's voice and data services.
"While we already have the largest and most reliable 3G network in the country, we're constantly working on ways to bolster the coverage area and provide our customers with the best service possible," said Pat Devlin, president New York Metro Region for Verizon Wireless. "With the huge increase in the number of Android and other smartphone owners, coverage and data capacity is now more important than ever. Verizon is making sure that we stay ahead of the game by continually adding cell sites and capacity to ensure fast and reliable service to all of our customers throughout New Jersey and the entire New York Metro area."
Nationally, one hundred real-life Verizon Wireless' test men and women drive more than 90 specially-equipped vehicles nearly one million miles each year on the country's most frequently traveled roadways to confirm that voice calls and data connections are successful on the first attempt and stay connected. Vehicles are equipped with computers that automatically make more than three million voice call attempts and more than 16 million data tests annually on Verizon Wireless' network and the networks of other carriers.
Verizon Wireless operates the nation's most reliable and largest wireless voice and 3G data network, serving more than 92 million customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 79,000 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.
MIAMI, Nov. 12, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- This Saturday Viva la familia is dedicated to Beauty.
And Laura Termini invites you to discover new recipes and tips to be Natural, Organic and Latina. You can turn your kitchen into a spa!. Laura will give you tips and easy recipes spending less money.
Laura Termini will participate in several programs this season giving you her beauty secrets.
Viva la Familia! Todobebe airs Saturdays 12pm/11 Univision
You too can be a ChicaNol
About Natural, Organic and Latina:
The outstanding Venezuelan/Mexican actress, announcer, businesswoman and compulsory reference in the Spanish-speaking press, Laura Termini, invites you to discover the GREEN side of life, with a new concept which will revolutionize your life and the way you relate with your body: it is NATURAL, ORGANIC & LATINA ... much more than a lifestyle, it is an attitude towards yourself and toward the planet. Her blog has become an obligatory reference in the web.
Every Wednesday you can listen to her tips at Efectos Secundarios Caracol 1260 am.
She is a contributor to a number of Web and publications such as tuvozentuvida.com AOL Latino, Salud al Dia , Urbanotv.com, Modern Latina and more.
Supermicro TwinBlade Offers 2,880 CPU Cores per Rack
New TwinBlade(TM) Modules Support up to 120 24-Core DP Nodes per 42U Rack, 94% Power Supply Efficiency, Lowest TCO and 40Gb/s InfiniBand
SAN JOSE, Calif., Nov. 12, 2010 /PRNewswire/ --Super Micro Computer, Inc. (Nasdaq: SMCI), the global leader in server technology innovation and green computing, today announced the launch of two new AMD Opteron(TM) 6100 Series processor-based SuperBlade® modules, which the company will demonstrate at SuperComputing 2010, November 15-18 in New Orleans, Louisiana at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, booth 3829. Supermicro is introducing a new TwinBlade(TM) and a new 4-way blade, and both modules are optimized to support the latest 12-core AMD Opteron(TM) 6100 Series (Socket G34) processors for up 2,880 CPU cores in a standard 42U rack.
"Supermicro's Twin architecture that not only doubles the number of nodes in a single blade enclosure but also improves the performance-per-watt, providing an excellent solution for datacenter, cloud computing and HPC applications," said Charles Liang, CEO and president of Supermicro. "Because our SuperBlade® is easy to deploy, easy to use, and offers the best price-to-performance and profit potential available to our customers, it won the Best Blade Solution award at this year's BladeSystems Insight and was ranked number one by CRN in its cover story entitled Blades of Glory, which was a head-to-head competition among the major brands."
"AMD has a long history of working closely with Supermicro to deliver HPC solutions designed to address customers' demands, specifically the balance of performance and power efficiency," said David Kenyon, Corporate VP of Worldwide Channel Marketing, AMD (NYSE: AMD). "By delivering more cores and more memory, for less money, AMD is driving the HPC community forward and delivering improved value to businesses of all sizes through key partners like Supermicro."
As the latest addition to Supermicro's SuperBlade® family, the innovative TwinBlade(TM) doubles the number of dual-processor (DP) compute nodes per 7U enclosure to 20. Based on the SBA-7222G-T2 blade supporting the latest AMD Opteron(TM) 6100 Series processors this system delivers incredible performance-per-dollar and performance-per-square-foot. Available with dual 40Gb/s QDR InfiniBand switches, this optimized blade solution combines industry-leading 94% power supply efficiency with Supermicro's innovative and highly efficient thermal and cooling system designs to deliver exceptional system performance-per-watt, making it an exceptionally green, and power-efficient server solution for customers.
When powered by new 12-core AMD Opteron 6100 Series (Socket G34) processors, the TwinBlade(TM) enables up to 2,880 processing cores, 240 SATA drives and 15TB of DDR3 memory per 42U rack. Featuring dual 40Gb/s InfiniBand, FCoE or 10GbE switches and dual 1/10GbE switches in one 7U enclosure, TwinBlade(TM) provides the highest performing I/O throughput and scalability in the industry and is a superb solution for high-performance computing (HPC), datacenter, enterprise and cloud computing deployments. With successful installations at CERN, PRACE, and other Fortune 100 organizations, the SuperBlade® has already become the preferred solution for a wide range of mission-critical applications.
Supermicro's enterprise-class SuperBlade® features quad-processor blades for maximum density, performance, scalability and flexibility. With up to 10 four-socket server blades within a single 7U enclosure, this new 4-way SuperBlade® SBA-7142G-T4 also supports up to 2,880 AMD Opteron(TM) processor cores, 240 SATA drives and 15TB of DDR3 memory per 42U rack.
About Super Micro Computer, Inc.(NASDAQ: SMCI)
Supermicro, the global leader in server technology innovation and green computing, provides customers around the world with application-optimized server, workstation, blade, storage and GPU systems. Based on its advanced Server Building Block Solutions, Supermicro offers the most optimized selection for IT, datacenter and HPC deployments. The company's system architecture innovations include the Twin server, Double-sided Storage(TM) and SuperBlade® product families. Offering the most comprehensive product lines in the industry, Supermicro provides businesses of all sizes with energy-efficient, earth-friendly solutions that deliver unmatched performance and value. Founded in 1993, Supermicro is headquartered in Silicon Valley with worldwide operations and manufacturing centers in Europe and Asia. For more information, visit http://www.supermicro.com.
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outsourceIT Acquires Galvin & Associates to Expand its Foot Print Within Triad North Carolina Area
LA PLATA, Md. and WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., Nov. 12, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- outsourceIT, a regional based full service information technology company with offices in the DC/Baltimore and Triad North Carolina areas, today announced it has acquired Galvin & Associates.
Galvin & Associates adds expertise to the scopes of services outsourceIT already provides to small and medium sized businesses. outsourceIT presently offers a complete range of IT solutions including service desk, managed services, infrastructure migration, virtualization, security and complete hosting services. With the addition of Galvin & Associates comes additional expertise in unified communications, VoIP telephony and network connectivity.
"This acquisition is an exciting time for our employees and customers and increases our commitment in the Triad area of North Carolina. With the ever increasing influx of technology in every sector, we believe the business community needs the services of outsourceIT and we will continue to expand these services," stated Craig Guice, founder and CEO of outsourceIT. "Galvin & Associates brings great new talent and many new relationships, I am particularly excited to have Mike Galvin on our team!"
"I am excited to be joining forces with an organization where customer service is at the forefront. I am most impressed with how outsourceIT delivers best in class IT services while providing excellent customer service to its clients," said Mike Galvin, CEO of Galvin & Associates.
About outsourceIT Inc.
With 2 technology centers, La Plata, MD and Winston-Salem, NC, outsourceIT, Inc. serves clients in many industry segments including healthcare, government contractors, software development, legal, construction, housing management, trade associations, non-profits, financial and education. It has experienced significant growth since its founding in 2004 by providing exceptional service to its customers and leading the market in meeting the needs of SMB's.
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IBM and European Partners to Pioneer New Storage Cloud Architecture
Will provide efficient delivery of data intensive storage services by understanding what's inside the data
HAIFA, Israel, Nov. 12, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Expanding its cloud computing strategy, IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced that it is leading a joint research initiative of 15 European partners to develop a smart cloud storage architecture, which will improve the global delivery of rich data and storage services across boundaries of countries and vendors. The research project will tackle the major challenges facing today's storage clouds, including: cost-effectiveness, data mobility across cloud providers, security guarantees, and the massive computing power demands that are affecting quality of service. The consortium partners include standards bodies, media companies, telecommunications companies, healthcare companies, academic institutions and more.
The EU-funded initiative, called VISION Cloud - Virtualized Storage Services for the Future Internet - will develop a new approach, where data is represented by smart objects that include rich information describing the content of the data and how the object should be handled, replicated, or preserved. The new architecture will use the knowledge of the content being stored to improve data mobility and enable more efficient and secure methods of computation.
The explosion of personal and enterprise digital data has been specifically recognized as one of the most significant characteristics of the decade. According to one estimate, 150 exabytes (billion gigabytes) of data were generated in 2005. It is estimated that this year, 1,200 exabytes will be produced. Additionally, the explosion of raw data and the dependence on data services is expected to be further amplified due to the strong proliferation of data-intensive services and the continued digital convergence of telco, media and information technology.
"The world is generating data faster than we can store it," explained Kristof Kloekner, IBM VP Strategy & Enterprise Initiatives, Systems & Software & CTO Cloud, "and we've become critically dependant on services that can extract valuable information from the data and help drive better decision making. By optimizing delivery of data-intensive storage services, VISION Cloud will usher in a new era of more flexible, scalable, and secure cloud storage that can be delivered in a pay-per-use model."
Over the last three years, IBM has been actively developing technologies related to cloud computing across its server, software, services and R&D units. Presently, IBM's cloud portfolio includes offering such as IBM Smart Business Development and Test Cloud, IBM Smart Analytics Cloud and the IBM Smart Business Storage Cloud. These offerings allow enterprises to access advanced capabilities over the cloud. The VISION Cloud represents a new initiative, led by IBM Research, to further advance cloud computing technology, making it easier and less costly to develop new data intensive services that provide security and guarantees for quality of service.
"Users now require capabilities that are far richer than simple raw bits and basic storage," noted Dr. Hillel Kolodner, IBM Haifa researcher and lead architect for VISION Cloud. "To satisfy this need, the focus must shift to the data---where the collections of bits are semantically meaningful and have associated metadata. Data should be a first class citizen, where its importance is comparable to the computing power itself. With VISION Cloud, our aim is develop the infrastructure to support this prominence of data and data-intensive services."
The VISION Cloud will introduce a breakthrough storage cloud architecture which combines several new concepts, notably (a) a rich object data model, (b) execution of computations close to the stored content, (c) content-centric access, and (d) full data interoperability. Based on this architecture and the supporting technologies, VISION Cloud will enable the delivery of new classes of rich data-intensive services, offering unprecedented functions and providing high quality of service and security guarantees.
For example, with VISION Cloud, a future provider of storage services could offer a "digital safe" service, where people can safely store their digital information, including photos, videos, health records, financial records, and more. Then, for example, when an expecting mother undergoes a 3D ultrasound, the image is automatically uploaded and stored in her digital safe. This ultrasound is stored together with metadata, such as the date, format, stage of pregnancy, or content description; the metadata is stored as an integral part of the smart 'data object'. She can then give access to family, friends, or editing services, enabling them to download and view the video - no matter what kind of format their device or computer works with. Meanwhile, a radiologist with access to the video finds a slight anomaly and can tag the scan accordingly. The tagging triggers a search in a medical repository, which finds that the probable cause of the anomaly is an allergy medication.
This scenario exercises innovations of the VISION Cloud, including:
-- The data model allows meaningful metadata to be associated with the
-- Secure access control allows the mother to share the video with her
friends and family
-- Data mobility and interoperability allow her friends and family to view
the video, though they use different storage providers
-- Computational storage provides safe compute power next to the video to
transform it to the appropriate formats and resolutions for the personal
devices of her friends and family. It also provides safe compute power
next to the scan to suggest the diagnosis.
-- Content centric access to the material in her safe allows it to be
organized according to its content and their relationships, thereby
allowing medications to be quickly identified in her medical records.
As another example, a small business may upload its financial records to a cloud to only find out at the end of the year the vendor has raised the prices of it services. Today, unless the small business is willing to pay the increased cost, its only option is to download all of the content and choose another cloud provider. With the technology of VISION Cloud, which is built on open standards, the financial data can easily be transferred from one cloud provider to another, saving the small business the trouble of downloading and securing what could amount to terabytes of data. Alternatively, the small business could have its data split across the two providers. Given the open standards of VISION Cloud, the less expensive provider could offer access to data still residing on the old provider. The transfer of data from the old provider to the new one could begin as a background process or even in an on-demand fashion.
Scientists at IBM Research in Haifa, Israel will lead this research project and the consortium of partners from academia and industry. The partners in this initiative from across academia and industry include IT technology, business software, and service providers: SAP AG, Siemens Corporate Technology, Engineering and ITRicity; telecommunications providers: Telefonica Investigacion y Desarrollo, Orange Labs and Telenor; media service providers: RAI and Deutche Welle; the SNIA Europe standards organization, and leading universities: National Technical University of Athens, Umea University, Swedish Institute of Computer Science, and University of Messina.
For information about other IBM cloud computing initiatives, please visit ibm.com/cloud.
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UL Warns of Solar Power Pack With Unauthorized UL Marks
NORTHBROOK, Ill., Nov. 12, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- UL is notifying consumers and distributors that the Solar Power Packs, identified below, bear an unauthorized UL Mark. This product has not been evaluated by UL to the applicable standard for safety and is not authorized to bear the UL Mark. It is unknown if this product complies with UL safety requirements. The product packaging indicates that the Solar Power Pack is intended to be used to charge MP3 Players, mobile phones and other digital products.
UL is an independent product safety certification organization that has been testing products and writing Standards for Safety for more than a century. UL evaluates more than 19,000 types of products, components, materials and systems for more than 66,000 manufacturers annually. In total, there are more than 20 billion UL Marks appearing on products worldwide each year. UL's global family of companies and network of service providers includes 68 laboratory, testing and certification facilities serving customers in 102 countries. For more information, visit: http://www.ul.com/newsroom
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CONTACT: Joe Hirschmugl, Media Relations Manager of Underwriters Laboratories, +1-847-664-1508, Joseph.F.Hirschmugl@us.ul.com
-Advanced automated publishing system will power 345 college basketball sites offering the most in-depth analysis available for every fan in the country-
DURHAM, N.C., Nov. 12, 2010/PRNewswire/ -- StatSheet, a first-in-class sports media company, announced today the launch of its inaugural network of sites powered exclusively by the company's unique automated publishing engine. The network debuts with 345 sites that provide in-depth coverage for every Division I college basketball program in the nation and represents the world'sfirst network of websites driven entirely by high quality, automated content.
The StatSheet network will leverage both real-time sports statistics as well as a proprietary database of over 500 million statistics to generate a level of in-depth analysis and insight on every team, every player, every coach and every game unmatched by any large media website.
"Today marks a sea change in the way sports analysis and insight is provided to fans," said StatSheet Founder and CEO Robbie Allen. "Our technology platform generates content automatically in real-time - the result is a game changing alternative to the current model of sports reporting which is expensive, inefficient and, in many ways, exclusive in that only top teams receive quality coverage."
Every College Hoops Fan in the Country Will Have Access to Premium Team Coverage
Traditionally, sports news has been driven by a few big-name reporters covering the top-ranked teams. Now fans of big schools or small schools, conference powerhouses or tournament hopefuls will have access to the best available coverage of their team.
Each site will include data driven insights and compelling narratives, as well as photo and video highlights. In addition, each site will be accompanied by its own Twitter account, Facebook fan page and mobile application.
Previews, recaps, and over 20 additional article categories are created as soon as the underlying data is generated, so that fans are able to get the analysis they want when they want it. While other sports media companies tout their coverage of local sports teams, StatSheet provides maximum coverage of every team, regardless of the size of the team's fan base or surrounding local population.
"Our goal is to combine insightful content with the most comprehensive statistical analysis available on the web to deliver a fan experience currently not offered anywhere else," said Allen. "Now, fans accessing CardinalsDaily.com, which is StatSheet's site covering Lamar University basketball, will get the same great experience as those following CarolinaUpdate.com, StatSheet's site covering UNC basketball."
Established in 2007, Durham-based StatSheet is an online sports content network dedicated to leveraging next-generation technology to bring sports fans what they want when they want it. StatSheet leverages advancements in data management, analytical processing, artificial intelligence, data visualization and automated publishing to generate, curate and deliver relevant and compelling real-time and historical content through a central portal and across a network of team specific sites. Currently, the company provides comprehensive coverage of college basketball through its network of 345 sites, one for each college basketball team. StatSheet's future plans include the roll-out of similar sites to cover all college and professional sports. Detailed statistics and analysis for NCAA basketball, College Football, NASCAR, and NBA are available at StatSheet.com. In addition, the company provides a service called Embed StatSheet, which allows customers to integrate historical or real-time stats, charts, and other graphical elements on a website or blog. To learn more, visit http://StatSheet.com.
Tools, Navigation and Dynamic Structure Enrich Usefulness
GENEVA, Nov. 12, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), a global leader in semiconductor solutions, today announced the launching of its new and improved website, ST.com. Driven by an easy-to-use visual navigation system, the new ST.com uses an all-dynamic, modular infrastructure that builds pages from the latest content elements, such as text, photos, video, and templates as the pages are requested.
In addition to the public site, ST is also launching private B2B extranets that are dedicated to serving its customers' engineers and purchasing professionals. All of the sites include forums, tools and information suited to deliver useful and valuable information to make the right sourcing decisions for their applications.
"Based on user studies, customer feedback, and our past experience, we've integrated ST's product information with the latest in web tools and technologies to produce the new ST.com," said Serban Coss, Vice President, Online Marketing. "We are launching the site now and we anticipate continuing to enrich its content and delivering increased functionality and features. Our objective is to ensure that customers and other visitors to ST.com enjoy a fast, pleasant experience and get the information they need to make the right decisions for their products."
STMicroelectronics is a global leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications with innovative semiconductor solutions. ST aims to be the undisputed leader in multimedia convergence and power applications leveraging its vast array of technologies, design expertise and combination of intellectual property portfolio, strategic partnerships and manufacturing strength. In 2009, the Company's net revenues were $8.51 billion. Further information on ST can be found at http://www.st.com.
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Stefanini IT Solutions Commences Tender Offer for All Outstanding Shares of TechTeam Global
SAO PAULO, Nov. 12, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Stefanini IT Solutions today announced the commencement of its tender offer for all outstanding shares of common stock of TechTeam Global, Inc. (Nasdaq: TEAM) for $8.35 per share, net to the seller in cash, without interest and less any required tax withholdings. The tender offer is being made by Platinum Merger Sub, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Stefanini International Holdings Inc. ("Stefanini"), in connection with the Agreement and Plan of Merger among Stefanini, Platinum Merger Sub, Inc. and TechTeam Global, Inc., announced on November 2, 2010, and pursuant to an Offer to Purchase dated November 12, 2010.
The tender offer is scheduled to expire at 12:00 midnight, New York City Time, on December 10, 2010, unless extended. Pursuant to the terms and subject to the conditions of the merger agreement, following the completion of the tender offer, Platinum Merger Sub, Inc. will merge with and into TechTeam Global, with TechTeam Global surviving the merger as a wholly owned subsidiary of Stefanini. In this merger, any remaining TechTeam Global stockholders (other than Stefanini, Platinum Merger Sub, Inc., and any wholly-owned subsidiary of Stefanini and stockholders who properly exercise appraisal rights under the General Corporation Law of the State of Delaware) will receive the same $8.35 cash consideration per share, without interest and less any required withholding tax, as paid in the tender offer. The tender offer is subject to the conditions described in the Offer to Purchase, including the acquisition by Platinum Merger Sub, Inc. of a majority of TechTeam Global's outstanding stock on a fully diluted basis, regulatory approval and other customary closing conditions. The TechTeam Global board of directors has unanimously determined that the tender offer and the merger are advisable, fair to, and in the best interests of, TechTeam Global and its stockholders, and has approved and adopted the merger agreement.
In addition, the TechTeam Global board of directors has unanimously resolved to recommend that TechTeam Global's stockholders accept the tender offer and tender their shares to Platinum Merger Sub, Inc. pursuant to the tender offer and, if required to consummate the merger under Delaware law, adopt the merger agreement.
Stefanini today filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") a Tender Offer Statement on Schedule TO, including the Offer to Purchase, setting forth in detail the terms and conditions of the tender offer. TechTeam Global today filed with the SEC a Solicitation/Recommendation Statement on Schedule 14D-9 setting forth in detail, among other things, the recommendation of TechTeam Global's board of directors that TechTeam Global stockholders accept the tender offer and tender their shares pursuant to the tender offer.
The Depositary for the tender offer is Computershare Trust Company, N.A., c/o Voluntary Corporate Actions, P.O. Box 43011, Providence, RI 02940-3011. The Information Agent for the tender offer is MacKenzie Partners, Inc., 105 Madison Avenue, New York, New York 10016.
This press release contains forward-looking statements, including those related to Stefanini International Holdings Ltd's acquisition of TechTeam Global. In some cases, forward-looking statements can be identified by words such as "anticipate," "expect," "believe," "plan," "intend," "predict," "will," "may," and similar terms. Forward-looking statements in this press release include, but are not limited to, the anticipated timing of filings and approvals relating to the transaction; statements regarding the expected timing of the completion of the transaction; statements regarding the ability to complete the transaction considering the various closing conditions; any statements of expectation or belief; and any statements of assumptions underlying any of the foregoing. Forward-looking statements, by their nature, involve risks and uncertainties and are not guarantees of future performance. Actual results may differ materially from the results discussed in the forward-looking statements due to a variety of risks, uncertainties and other factors, including, but not limited to, uncertainties as to the timing of the completion tender offer and the merger; uncertainties as to how many of the TechTeam Global's stockholders will tender their stock in the tender offer; the risk that competing offers will be made; the possibility that various closing conditions for the transaction may not be satisfied or waived, including that a governmental entity may prohibit, delay or refuse to grant approval for the consummation of the transaction; the effects of disruption from the transaction making it more difficult to maintain relationships with employees, licensees, other business partners or governmental entities; other business effects, including the effects of industry, economic or political conditions outside of TechTeam Global's control; transaction costs; actual or contingent liabilities; and other risks and uncertainties discussed in documents filed with the SEC by the Platinum Merger Sub, Inc. and TechTeam Global. Investors and stockholders are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. Unless required by law, neither Stefanini nor TechTeam Global undertakes any obligation to update any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
About TechTeam Global, Inc.
TechTeam Global, Inc. is a leading provider of IT outsourcing and business process outsourcing services to large and medium businesses. The company's primary services include service desk, technical support, desk-side support, security administration, infrastructure management and related professional services. TechTeam also provides a number of specialized, value-added services in specific vertical markets. Founded in 1979, TechTeam has approximately 2,100 employees across the world, providing IT support in 32 languages. TechTeam's common stock is traded on the NASDAQ Global Market under the symbol "TEAM." For more information, call 800-522-4451 or visit http://www.techteam.com.
About the Stefanini IT Solutions
Stefanini IT Solutions is a global provider of onshore and nearshore IT consulting, systems integration and development, and outsourcing services. With more 9,400 employees and 36 offices in 17 countries worldwide, Stefanini IT Solutions services more than 320 active customers across a broad spectrum of industry verticals, including energy and utilities, insurance, manufacturing and distribution, oil and gas, financial services, and telecom. Founded in 1987 and with roots in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Stefanini IT Solutions has grown to be a multinational IT services company and one of the largest IT consulting companies in Latin America.
Additional Information and Where to Find It
This announcement is for informational purposes only and is neither an offer to purchase nor a solicitation of an offer to sell shares of TechTeam Global. Stefanini and Platinum Merger Sub, Inc. have filed with the SEC a Tender Offer Statement on Schedule TO with the SEC, and TechTeam Global has filed with the SEC a Solicitation/Recommendation Statement on Schedule 14D-9 with respect to the tender offer.
The tender offer is made solely by the Tender Offer Statement. Holders of shares of TechTeam Global common stock are urged to read the Tender Offer Statement (including the Offer to Purchase, related Letter of Transmittal and all other offer documents) and the Solicitation/Recommendation Statement, because they contain important information that holders of shares of TechTeam Global common stock should consider before making any decision regarding tendering their securities.
Stockholders of TechTeam Global are able to obtain free copies of the Tender Offer Statement, the Tender Offer Solicitation/Recommendation Statement and other documents filed with the SEC by Stefanini and TechTeam Global through the Web site maintained by the SEC at http://www.sec.gov. In addition, free copies of the Tender Offer Statement and related materials may be downloaded from TechTeam Global's website at: http://www.techteam.com/investors/sec-filings; and free copies of the Recommendation Statement and related materials may be obtained from TechTeam Global by written request to: TechTeam Global, Inc., Attn: Investor Relations, 27335 West 11 Mile Road, Southfield, Michigan 48033 or by mailing a request to the information agent for the tender offer, MacKenzie Partners, Inc., 105 Madison Avenue, New York, New York 10016; by calling toll free at 1-800-322-2885 or collect at 212-929-5500; and at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Lockheed Martin Leverages Development and Integration Expertise in Bid for Next-Generation Aegis Missile Contract
SUNNYVALE, Calif., Nov. 12, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) submitted its proposal today to the U.S. Missile Defense Agency for the concept definition and program planning contract for the Next-Generation Aegis Missile.
The Next-Generation Aegis Missile will provide early intercept capability against intermediate- and long-range ballistic missile threats as a key element of the Phased Adaptive Approach, which will provide robust defensive capabilities against regional threats on a global basis. It will be designed for integration into the Aegis Weapon System, with the Aegis BMD 5.1 and the MK 41 Vertical Launching System, both ashore and at sea.
"Lockheed Martin is committed to working in partnership with the Missile Defense Agency and the U.S. Navy to support the Next-Generation Aegis Missile program," said Doug Graham, vice president of advanced programs, Strategic and Missile Defense Systems, Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company. "Our offer draws upon capabilities across our corporation to define a concept and program plan that provides a best-value solution for this critical addition to our nation's overall missile defense capabilities."
The Missile Defense Agency has announced that the 32-month concept definition and program planning phase will begin in 2011. This phase will focus on defining design objectives, conducting trade studies to establish a technical baseline, reducing technology risk and developing an executable program plan. A competitive product development phase will follow.
Lockheed Martin is a world leader in systems integration and the development of air and missile defense systems and technologies, including the first operational hit-to-kill interceptor. It also has considerable experience in interceptor design and production, infrared seekers, command and control/battle management, and communications, precision pointing and tracking optics, as well as radar and signal processing. The company makes significant contributions to most major U.S. missile defense systems and participates in several global missile defense partnerships.
Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin is a global security company that employs about 133,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services. The Corporation's 2009 sales from continuing operations were $44.0 billion.
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The Most Highly Anticipated Racing Game Will Be In Your Hands Beginning Wednesday, November 24
FOSTER CITY, Calif., Nov. 12, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Sony Computer Entertainment America, LLC (SCEA) today confirmed that Gran Turismo® 5 will go on sale throughout North America on Wednesday, November 24.
"Gran Turismo 5 is an ambitious project, with challenges and complexities which have made it our version of the Apollo Space Program!" commented Kazunori Yamauchi, President of Polyphony Digital Inc. "When we created the original Gran Turismo back in 1997, we wanted to set a completely new precedent for the racing genre. With the technological leap onto PlayStation 3, our objective with Gran Turismo 5 was to create another great revolution which would not only satisfy our own high expectations, but would meet or even exceed the anticipation of the fans. Satisfying the loyal Gran Turismo followers is at the heart of all of our efforts, which is why it was such a difficult decision to delay the release of the game, and one which we did not take lightly. I can only apologize to everyone for making you wait so long, and I hope that when you try out the wealth of driving experiences available in Gran Turismo 5, you will not be disappointed."
In Gran Turismo 5, you can tackle the world's most famous racetracks, rendered in high-definition that is as vivid as the real thing, and get behind the wheel of some of the most legendary cars in motor racing from past to cutting-edge present. An impressive line-up of over 1,000 in-game cars will be featured, including the Lamborghini Murcielago LP 670-4 SuperVeloce, the Lexus LFA and the McLaren MP4-12C. Players will also go head-to-head on famous legacy circuits such as Autumn Ring, Deep Forest Raceway, and the Grand Valley Speedway, in addition to renowned real-life circuits such as Nurburgring and the Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.
With more than 56 million units shipped worldwide, the award-winning Gran Turismo® franchise for the PlayStation® , PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, PlayStation®3 and PSP (PlayStation® Portable) is regarded as the best and most authentic driving simulator ever created due to its true-to-life graphics, authentic physics technology and design. Since the inception of the Gran Turismo franchise, famed creator Kazunori Yamauchi and Polyphony Digital Inc. in Japan have revolutionized the racing category as we know it today. His offerings provide the most realistic driving simulation in the industry and a unique medium for automotive manufacturers to showcase their products.
About Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC
Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC continues to redefine the entertainment lifestyle with its PlayStation® and PS one® systems, the PlayStation®2 system, the PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system, the ground-breaking PlayStation®3 (PS3(TM)) system and its online and network services the PlayStation®Network and PlayStation®Store.
Recognized as the undisputed industry leader, Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC markets the PlayStation family of products and develops, publishes, markets, and distributes software for the PS one, PlayStation 2, PSP and PS3 systems for the North American market. Based in Foster City, California, Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC serves as headquarters for all North American operations and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.
Sean Penn Haiti Foundation to Benefit as the New Global Book Club, 1World1Book.com, Launches
CHICAGO, Nov. 12, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- 1World1Book.com, the new global book club dedicated to bringing readers together worldwide to share in the discovery and discussion of one exceptional book every two months, creating widespread change in the world as a result, and helping charities in the process, has launched.
Membership in 1World1Book.com is free. Every two months, members vote from amongst three new books on the one book they'd like to read and discuss. These book selections are based on input from local book club leaders worldwide, book critics, and a diverse range of prominent individuals. Members receive exclusive insights on each book from the authors and prominent individuals in arts and entertainment, media, business, and beyond, and they also share their own insights in the 1World1Book.com forums.
Every two months, a different charity is also selected. When members order the book through links on 1World1Book.com, 100% of the club's commissions and also proceeds from the author go to the charity. Members also receive insights about the work of the selected charity to expand their awareness and inspire them to take action through donations, volunteering, and spreading the word to others.
Sean Penn's Haiti Foundation, J/P HRO, is the featured 1World1Book.com charity for November and December 2010. The featured book for November / December 2010 is "Unfinished Business: One Man's Extraordinary Year of Trying to Do the Right Things" by Lee Kravitz, who was fired from his job as editor-in-chief of Parade magazine which prompted him to write the book.
According to founder Brian Vaszily, "Exceptional books still have an unparalleled power to strengthen, enlighten, and motivate individuals - and therefore the society they're a part of - to be and do their best, to thrive despite whatever circumstances they face.
"Unfortunately in today's information-cluttered world," Vaszily continues, "most of the exceptional books published today that can truly change lives go unnoticed by those who need them most. My mission with 1World1Book.com is to change that. Person by person, book by book, and with proceeds and attention going to charities, 1World1Book.com is going to make individual lives and this world a better place."
Everyone who appreciates books is encouraged to join for free now at http://www.1World1Book.com, where they'll also discover more about the book club, the Sean Penn Haiti Foundation, about founder Brian Vaszily, and about "Unfinished Business."
- Key developers give a unique introduction to the game in all-new trailer video available now -
- Over 150,000 people have joined, more spots now open -
DURHAM, N.C., Nov. 12, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Funcom and Stunlock Studios today released an all-new video trailer for the upcoming online player vs. player arena game 'Bloodline Champions'. The video gives a unique glimpse into the ferocious, action-oriented gameplay as key developers explain the nuts and bolts of the game. 'Bloodline Champions' continues to build momentum: last week Funcom announced that 100,000 players had joined the beta, and Funcom can now announce that this number has soared to over 150,000 in just a matter of days.
'Bloodline Champions' is currently in beta, and gamers wanting to give the game a try can go to this page on the official website to learn where and how to get a beta key.
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"We are absolutely thrilled to see so many gamers showing interest in the game," says Stunlock Studios CEO Tau Petersson. "With the game increasing in popularity and with more and more gamers discovering the game, we realized we had to come up with something that immediately explained the game to all these new arrivals. So we put together this video that explains exactly just what 'Bloodline Champions' is all about, and we hope that this will inspire even more players to join us in the beta in the time to come."
'Bloodline Champions' has been in development since 2008, when it started out as a student project put together by the original founders of Stunlock Studios. Over time, the project grew in scope and when Funcom signed on as a publisher in 2010 the talented developers at Stunlock Studios were able to devote all their time and effort into realizing the true potential of 'Bloodline Champions'. The free-to-play game is set for release in late 2010/early 2011.
'Bloodline Champions' represents the next generation of arena-based multiplayer games. Offering fun and fast-paced action for both casual and hardcore gamer, 'Bloodline Champions' will push your skill to the absolute limit. Battle it out with thousands of players around the world and master your bloodlines in the quest to become the ultimate champion! Currently in public beta testing, 'Bloodline Champions' has already been embraced by thousands of gamers and has quickly gained momentum amongst the online gaming communities.
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