Comcast Launches Internet Essentials Program in Connecticut
Hartford Mayor Segarra Joins Company to Unveil Program that Provides Low-Cost Internet Service, Affordable Computers and Digital Literacy Training to Families with Children Eligible for a Free Lunch under the National School Lunch Program
HARTFORD, Conn., Aug. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Comcast today announced the launch of Internet Essentials, an ambitious and comprehensive broadband adoption experiment, in Connecticut. The Internet Essentials program addresses three of the primary barriers to broadband adoption that research has identified - 1) a lack of understanding of how the Internet is relevant and useful; 2) the cost of a home computer, and 3) the cost of the Internet service. Available across Connecticut to low-income families with children who are eligible for a free lunch under the National School Lunch Program (NSLP), the goal of Internet Essentials is to help close the digital divide and ensure more Americans benefit from all the Internet has to offer.
"The Internet is a great equalizer and a life-changing technology," said Mary McLaughlin, Senior Vice President of Comcast's Western New England Region, which is headquartered in Connecticut. "Internet Essentials helps level the playing field for low-income families by connecting students online with their teachers and their school's educational resources and by enabling parents to receive digital literacy training so they can do things like apply for jobs online or use the Internet to learn more about healthcare and government services available where they live."
The announcement was made today at an event at the Wilson-Gray YMCA Youth and Family Centerin Hartford. Hartford Mayor Pedro E. Segarra, Comcast Corp. Vice President of External and Government Affairs Bret Perkins and Comcast Western New England Region Senior Vice President Mary McLaughlin were joined by elected and community leaders, including U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal, Connecticut State Senator John Fonfara, State Representative Marie Lopez Kirkley-Bey and Interim Executive Director of the Wilson-Gray YMCA Youth and Family Center Clinton Hamilton, who came out and showed their support.
"This program, which provides free computer training and low-cost Internet access to low-income families throughout the Connecticut towns in which Comcast provides service, is vital to ensuring that more of our students and their parents have the tools they need to be successful in school, at work, and in their daily lives," added U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal. "The work being done by Comcast is a model for corporate citizenship and will bridge divides between different regions and communities across our state."
"While America has increasingly become a digital nation, many low-income Hartford families are being left at a disadvantage because they don't have a computer or Internet service at home to access information for educational purposes. Comcast is leading the charge in making broadband adoption a reality for more families," said Mayor Segarra. "The City of Hartford is proud to pledge our support, but we can't do this alone. We need parents, educators, community leaders and other government officials to join in this effort, spread the word and help increase broadband adoption in our community."
Internet Essentials participants will receive:
-- Residential Internet service for $9.95 a month + applicable taxes;
-- No price increases, no activation fees, or equipment rental fees;
-- A voucher to purchase a low-cost computer for $149.99 + tax;
-- Access to free digital literacy training in print, online or in person.
Additional benefits include a Norton(TM) Security Suite ($160 value) for comprehensive online security protection at no additional cost.
A household is eligible to participate in the Internet Essentials program if it meets all of the following criteria:
-- Is located where Comcast offers Internet service;
-- Has at least one child who is eligible for a free school lunch under the
-- (As an example, according to the Department of Agriculture, a
household of three would have to make less than $25,000 a year in
-- Has not subscribed to Comcast Internet service within the last 90 days;
-- Does not have an overdue Comcast bill or unreturned equipment.
Comcast will sign up eligible families in the program for at least three years and through the end of the 2013-2014 school year. Any household that qualifies during this three-year period will remain eligible for Internet Essentials provided the household still qualifies for the program until that child graduates from high school.
Comcast also supports One Economy through the Comcast Digital Connectors program at the Connecticut Puerto Rican Forum and Boys & Girls Club of Hartford. Digital Connectors is a digital learning and service program that teaches teens and young adults from diverse, low-income backgrounds how to use broadband technology and put that knowledge to work to increase digital literacy in the greater community. Comcast also provides courtesy Internet services to Boys & Girls Clubs, schools and libraries throughout the state.
About Comcast Corporation:
Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK) (http://www.comcast.com) is one of the nation's leading providers of entertainment, information and communications products and services. Comcast is principally involved in the operation of cable systems through Comcast Cable and in the development, production and distribution of entertainment, news, sports and other content for global audiences through NBCUniversal. Comcast Cable is one of the nation's largest video, high-speed Internet and phone providers to residential and business customers. Comcast is the majority owner and manager of NBCUniversal, which owns and operates entertainment and news cable networks, the NBC and Telemundo broadcast networks, local television station groups, television production operations, a major motion picture company and theme parks.
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EX3D to Debut First-Ever, In-Theater Vending Machines for Stylish RealD 3D Glasses
Experience the Best in 3D-Viewing with Fashionable EX3D Eyewear
SAN DIEGO, Aug. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- 3D movie fans in San Diego and Huntington Beach can now escape the sweltering heat and see the latest 3D blockbusters in style. Marchon3D(TM) has partnered with two theaters - Cinemark and UltraStar Cinemas - to debut the first in-theater, self-service vending machines for Marchon3D's line of patented, curved RealD 3D compatible glasses - EX3D Eyewear.
EX3D, a recently launched brand of Marchon3D, the premier designer and supplier of the most technologically-advanced and fashionable 3D eyewear on the market, has created an innovative custom vending machine, with easy-to-use digital interface, for theater-goers. Now 3D lovers can purchase their own pair of affordable, stylish and RealD certified 3D glasses right on the spot!
This state-of-the-art vending machine has an extremely user friendly touch screen, allowing consumers to browse and select from a wide assortment of affordable EX3D glasses, pay with a quick swipe of their credit cards and then take their seats to enjoy the show.
"Summer blockbusters are enticing millions of people to theaters, and 3D movies continue to be hotter than ever. Unveiling these EX3D vending machines will reach consumers as they walk in, and remind them that EX3D glasses provide the best viewing experience from a technological standpoint as well as guaranteed comfort and style that speaks to each person's personality," said David Johnson, President, Marchon3D.
Movie fans can choose from fashion, sport, casual and kids styles in a variety of trendy colors and fashionable shapes. EX3D will also offer smart solutions for prescription glasses wearers including clip-on lenses that easily work on any prescription frame as well as frames that you wear over the entire prescription frame. Prices of current styles will range from $22 - $30, with a limited selection of styles up to $70. In addition to working with all RealD 3D equipped movie theaters, EX3Ds will also work on passive televisions, gaming systems and laptops.
"We truly value our customers and want to provide them with the best possible 3D experience. Having the EX3D vending machine in our theaters shows our commitment to provide avid movie-goers with exceptional 3D eyewear that is comfortable, versatile and enhances the overall viewing experience," said Bob Shimmin, Vice President of Food, Beverage & Amusements for Cinemark Theatres.
"With dozens of 3D movies being released in the coming year, it makes sense to invest in a comfortable, well designed pair of glasses that will deliver a top-notch 3D movie experience," said Damon Rubio, Vice President of Operations for UltraStar Cinemas.
EX3D will be hosting events on August 12 in Huntington Beach and August 13 in San Diego to unveil the vending machines. Come by and enter to win exciting prizes, including a packet of movie tickets for you and a friend for a year along with pairs of the EX3D glasses.
Marchon3D (http://www.marchon3d.com), a division of Marchon Eyewear, markets 3D eyewear featuring a portfolio of patented and patent-pending M3D(TM) lens technologies that stand apart from all other premium 3D lenses due to its unique curved, optically contoured lens design. The lenses are inserted into premium-style frames that offer wearers superior fit, comfort and an outstanding 3D viewing experience. M3D lenses also provide 100 percent UVA/UVB/UVC protection.
About Marchon Eyewear, Inc.
Marchon Eyewear, Inc. is one of the world's largest manufacturers and distributors of quality eyewear and sunwear. The company markets its products under prestigious brand names including: Calvin Klein Collection, ck Calvin Klein, Coach, Diane von Furstenberg, Emilio Pucci, Fendi, Jil Sander, Karl Lagerfeld, Lacoste, Michael Kors, Nautica, Nike, Salvatore Ferragamo, Sean John and Valentino. Headquartered in New York, with regional offices in Amsterdam, Hong Kong, Tokyo and Venice, Marchon distributes its products through numerous local sales offices serving over 80,000 accounts in more than 100 countries.
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NetworkedHelpDesk.org Welcomes 34 New Member Companies
Open Standard Organization for Superior Customer Service More Than Doubles in Size Within Two-Month Period
SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- NetworkedHelpDesk.org today announced the addition of 34 new member companies from around the world. Established just two months ago, NetworkedHelpDesk.org is an open initiative to create seamless communication among multiple partners and suppliers to deliver an unprecedented customer experience.
Organizations with multiple partners, suppliers or departments typically use disparate systems to perform tasks such as project management, customer relationship management or customer support. The NetworkedHelpDesk.org initiative provides a uniform way to connect these disparate systems for seamless collaboration through an open API.
"In just two months, the membership in NetworkedHelpDesk.org has grown from 18 to 52," said Zack Urlocker, COO of Zendesk. "As a founding member of the organization, we find it incredibly exciting to see so many companies leading the way to deliver an outstanding customer experience."
"With our Tropo cloud communications API already integrated into thousands of call centers, we recognized that there should be a customer service standard to help reduce the overhead and expense of integrating services in this market," said Chris Matthieu, Director Business Development of Voxeo. "We became a member of NetworkedHelpDesk.org because we believe this initiative allows more companies to innovate around standards-based solutions and save money at the same time."
NetworkedHelpDesk.org is founded by Atlassian, New Relic, OTRS, Pivotal Tracker, ServiceNow, SugarCRM, and Zendesk. Currently, 52 high-growth companies endorse this open standard ranging from those that publish ticketing systems, bug trackers, knowledge bases, customer relationship management software, and more. For more information on how to join this movement, go to NetworkedHelpDesk.org.
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Mazda Debuts New Vibrant Online Ad Technology to Promote its Full Range of Cars
LONDON, August 11, 2011/PRNewswire/ --
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Mazda [http://www.mazda.co.uk ], the Japanese car manufacturer, today
announced it is the first UK brand to use the new advertising toolbar
solution from contextual ad leader Vibrant - with an online campaign to run
until the end of September 2011. The campaign was devised and planned with
Vibrant by Mazda's media agency Mindshare.
The Vibrant Ad Bar is a new concept in display advertising, offering
advertisers a branded solution on websites - that can also host social
functions. The campaign uses the innovative advertising tool as an extension
to the brand's current In Market Retail activity for their range of cars.
Mazda is the first brand to advertise with the Vibrant Ad Bar, a
user-initiated dynamic ad unit at the bottom of the screen which enables
consumers to request a brochure, local dealer information or test drive.
Mazda will be using the Vibrant Ad Bar exclusively on HonestJohn.co.uk,
a site which delivers guidance and real-time information to consumers
seeking reassurance and independent, practical advice on buying, selling and
maintaining a motor vehicle. HonestJohn.co.uk has been a premium Vibrant
publisher partner since 2005; the site averages 4.5M page views and 1.2M
unique users monthly.
Dana Twelftree, Business Director at Mindshare, says, "Vibrant offers
the latest innovations in contextual advertising, positioning Mazda as a
contemporary brand and the first to move into this new context to connect
with consumers. The Ad Bar and contextual display ads allow Mazda to
position their brand across the right content, and raise awareness at the
right time and with the right message by appearing in content relevant to
their target audience."
Martin Forbes, Senior Vice President, Corporate Operations at Vibrant,
says, "Mazda is leveraging our innovations in contextual advertising to
drive a new level of engagement with its audience. By using the Vibrant Ad
Bar, together with in-text and display, there is a potent mix of branding
and product messaging to its consumers in a wholly relevant environment;
taking advantage of our network of 6,000 premium publishers worldwide."
The contextual advertising initiative delivers on Vibrant's "context
everywhere" strategy, which enables brands to have ownership of voice and
engage consumers with ads that are contextually relevant - across content,
in display, in-text and social ad units.
Vibrant is a world leader in contextual technology aligning billions of
words across the internet with relevant video, information, tools and
advertising. With over 6,000 premium publishers, reaching more than 238
million unique users per month (comScore, May 2011), Vibrant gives top brand
marketers the opportunity to deliver highly targeted advertisements within
premium Web content and offers publishers premium editorial tools to
re-circulate users throughout their websites. Vibrant works with top brand
advertisers such as Microsoft, General Motors, Unilever, Sainsbury's and
Tipard's Newly Upgraded iPad Video Converter - Best Converting Software for iPad Users
BEIJING, Aug. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Apple is always a hot topic in our daily life. It served up the download of the fifth beta test version of its upcoming iOS 5 operating system to developers last week. The move suggests that the arrival of the official finished iOS 5 for end-users of iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch devices is imminent. It is rumored that iPad 3 and iPhone 5 are going to be released, which indicates that Apple is constantly upgrading its products. To keep up with its fast pace, Tipard Studio has upgraded its Best iPad Video Converter by adding new functions to help users convert files to iPad and manage their iPad files much easier and more conveniently.
Our upgraded iPad Video Converter is possessed of more powerful functions to convert any video format including MPG, MPEG, MPEG 2, VOB, DAT, MP4, M4V, TS, RM, RMVB, WMV, ASF, MKV, AVI, 3GP, 3G2, FLV, SWF, MPV, MOD etc. to iPad compatible formats. You can also extract iPad audio files from any videos under the help of this iPad Video Converter. After the update, this iPad Video Converter provides powerful editing functions so that you can customize the output video and audio files as you like. For instance, you can adjust the video effects, trim, merge and crop videos according to your needs. You are also able to set output video/audio parameters. The newly adopted NVIDIA® CUDA(TM) technology can totally accelerate your PC so that you can finish the conversion with ultra-high speed and best output quality.
In a word, the upgraded iPad Video Converter is an excellent and useful tool to help you enjoy your favorite music and videos on iPad without any difficulty. If you want to learn more information, you can visit http://www.ipadvideoconverters.com/ Why not come on and have a try!
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Travelex Global Business Payments and LendingTools.com Partner to Deliver Integrated Electronic Payment Solutions for Financial Institutions
Payment industry leaders to deliver integrated payments platform to execute simple and secure foreign payments
WASHINGTON, Aug. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Travelex Global Business Payments, Inc. ("Travelex"), the world's leading cross-border payments specialist, and LendingTools.com ("LT"), the premier third-party service provider to correspondent financial institutions, today announced a partnership to facilitate international electronic payments solutions, on a customized online platform.
The relationship enables correspondent financial institutions using LT's Private Correspondent Gateway to provide cost-effective, reliable and timely international payment services to their members and customers through the Travelex GEO global clearing network. Mutual customers will be able to provide all correspondent banking services, including international payments, in a single, secure and intuitive online system with their custom brand.
"Integrating our Private Correspondent Gateway with Travelex generates a unique opportunity to extend consolidated foreign payments solutions to our existing customers and other correspondent FI's with a focus on international transactions," said Jon Budd, Senior Vice President of Sales at LendingTools.com. "We consider our relationship with Travelex to be a very valuable partnership and a significant strategic opportunity to enhance and expand new business."
The combination of LT and Travelex services will result in:
-- Streamlined, straight-through payment processing that is quick,
convenient and cost effective.
-- Reduced errors through the elimination of manual re-keying of payments
processed on the Travelex and LT online platform.
-- Consolidated transaction reporting that simplifies current day and
"Providing cost-effective, reliable and timely international payment services is a necessity to our clients, and we are constantly aiming to evolve in response to their needs," said Matthew Lewis, Director of Partnerships for Travelex. "LT's Private Correspondent Gateway delivers the advanced security to our joint clients to ensure the safety of their international transactions, while enhancing our current processes of error reduction, transmission efficiency and consolidated reporting."
About Travelex Global Business Payments
Travelex is a global foreign exchange specialist providing the payment and receipt of domestic and international funds for businesses of all sizes. For more than 30 years, Travelex has provided clients with sophisticated market knowledge, leading edge technologies and practical and innovative solutions tailored to individual requirements.
Every year, Travelex processes payments around the world for over 35,000 businesses to one million beneficiaries.
Headquartered in Wichita, KS, LT is the largest third-party provider of inter-bank transaction, reporting and settlement systems outside the Federal Reserve. LT demonstrates strength, vision and reliability in serving correspondent financial institutions and their respective user bases. A privately held corporation, LT was founded by and is operated by bankers. Please visit http://www.LendingTools.com for more information.
In the United States, services will be provided by Travelex Global Business Payments, Inc. or Travelex Currency Services, Inc. In Canada, services will be provided by Travelex Canada Limited. For a complete list of U.S. state licensing, http://www.travelexbusiness.com/na/about/compliance.
Alloy and Kmart Re-team for Back-to-School With First Day 2: First Dance - Program Responds to Consumer Demand With Sequel to Original Web Series
-Kmart expands campaign with exclusive branding and retail opportunities through original comedy sequel from Alloy Entertainment - executive producers of young adult mega-hits "Pretty Little Liars", "The Vampire Diaries", "Nine Lives of Chloe King" and hit Web series "Talent" and "Hollywood is Like High School With Money"
-"First Dance" follows the successful premiere of "First Day" - Award winning Web series draws 10 million views
NEW YORK, Aug. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Alloy Media + Marketing and Kmart today announced the scheduled Sept. 9, 2011 premiere of First Day 2: First Dance (http://www.facebook.com/FDtheseries and http://www.kmart.com/firstdance), the sequel to the original hit comedy Web series, First Day. For the second consecutive year, Alloy and Kmart have teamed up to create an original script, featuring Kmart product integration for the six-episode series, which will air across Alloy's premium multi-platform digital entertainment network. Extensive digital and social media promotion begins today for the series, which features Kmart fall fashion lines: Selena Gomez for Dream Out Loud, Bongo and Glo.
First Day 2: First Dance follows a teenage girl who repeatedly relives the same day as she attempts to reach the back-to-school dance in hopes of capturing the attention of her high school crush.
"The Web series First Day proved a hit with tween and teen consumers and succeeded in delivering a dynamic digital experience that resonated with our target consumers during the pivotal back-to-school season," said Andrew Stein, vice president of Marketing Planning at Sears Holdings. "First Day 2: First Dance allows Kmart to continue an important dialog with young consumers in a way that appeals to their ever-changing media tastes and through an innovative and highly entertaining vehicle that truly hits the mark with this discerning and influential audience."
First Day 2: First Dance was created by Alloy Entertainment, a division of Alloy Media + Marketing, renowned for the creation of such pop culture phenomenon as Gossip Girl, Pretty Little Liars and The Vampire Diaries, recent TV ratings success The Nine Lives of Chloe King, and digital series hits Talent, Hollywood is Like High School With Money and Private.
First Day 2: First Dance will again "hotspot" Kmart fashions throughout the series, enabling viewers to buy the inspired looks worn by the lead characters by means of a direct link to the products on the Kmart website (http://www.kmart.com). Viewers will also have the chance to participate in the "Show Us Your Best Look" sweepstakes (http://www.kmart.com/bestlook), where one lucky winner and a guest will visit Los Angeles for a full "Hollywood" experience and receive a head-to-toe makeover, including a Kmart shopping spree with a personal stylist to complete a brand new school wardrobe. Plus, each day (through Sept. 30) 10 winners will receive a $100 Kmart back-to-school shopping spree.
First Day, the Web series, was honored with the prestigious Advertising Age "Media Vanguard Award" in 2010 in the category of "Marketer as Media" for the "Most Innovative Use of Original Web Video for Merchandising".
Kmart and its retail brands will receive extended promotion during the course of the series, with additional media running throughout the Alloy Digital Network, a community of highly trafficked websites which include Alloy owned sites http://www.alloy.com, http://www.teen.com, http://www.gurl.com, http://www.smosh.com and http://www.channelone.com, along with premium partner sites focused on the interests of the coveted millennial audience. Reaching a total audience of more than 73 million consumers, the Alloy Digital Network is currently ranked number one in its category for more than two years running according to digital measurement leader comScore. First Day 2:First Dance will also be promoted via Alloy's Channel One Network, the leading television news broadcast for teens, reaching an audience of nearly six million teens on a daily basis and through dedicated First Day 2: First Dance fan pages on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/FDtheseries), Twitter (http://www.twitter.com/F1rstday) and YouTube (www.YouTube/show/firstday). Viewers will be able to watch First Day Season One recaps online, as well as exclusive behind-the-scenes videos.
"First Day resulted in an incredible following, taking our fashion directly to the tween and teen customer," said Tara Poseley, president of Apparel at Kmart. "Our ability to create a script with Alloy that was specifically designed to bring our brands to life through the characters and storyline was key to last year's success. We've enhanced this year's First Dance Web series by offering even more key fashion items--including looks for both girls and boys--more head-to-toe styling, and more shopping options for anyone who wants to get the featured looks. We're looking forward to bringing viewers the highly anticipated sequel; we expect the buzz to surpass even last year's debut."
"We are thrilled to continue our relationship with Kmart and to build upon the tremendous reaction First Day garnered for its premiere," commented Matthew Diamond, CEO, Alloy Media + Marketing. "First Day proved to be exemplary brand collaboration. We look forward to watching fans delight in this highly entertaining and quality Web series and to delivering another successful back-to-school program for our client."
About Alloy Media + Marketing
Alloy is a leading provider of media and entertainment for the millennial generation. With a combination of original content creation, high quality production, and impactful distribution channels, Alloy connects with a high concentration of active youth and young adult consumers. Under the Alloy corporate umbrella, Alloy Entertainment creates Nielsen top rated TV shows, popular movies and industry recognized digital series, along with a record number of New York Times best-selling books; Alloy Digital operates the top ranked media and advertising network of youth targeted websites, according to comScore Media Metrix; and Award-winning Channel One operates the leading television news network for teens.
Kmart, a wholly owned subsidiary of Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD), is a mass merchandising company that offers customers quality products through a portfolio of exclusive brands that include Jaclyn Smith, Joe Boxer, County Living and Route 66. For more information visit the company's website at http://www.kmart.com or the Sears Holdings Corporation website at http://www.searsholdings.com.
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. LEGAL RESIDENTS OF THE 50 UNITED STATES (D.C.), 13 YEARS AND OLDER AND WHO DID NOT PURCHASE ANY EQUIPMENT FOR PURPOSES OF ENTERING THE PROMOTION. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. Promotion ends 9/30/11. For Official Rules, prize descriptions and odds disclosure, visit kmart.com/bestlookrules Sponsor: Sears Holdings Management Corporation, 3333 Beverly Rd., Hoffman Estates, IL 60179.
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Verizon Wireless and LG Mobile Invite Customers to Discover the LG Revere(TM)
Simplicity is Calling with Sleekly Designed and Easy-to-Use Phone
BASKING RIDGE, N.J. and SAN DIEGO, Aug. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Verizon Wireless and LG Electronics MobileComm U.S.A., Inc. (LG Mobile), today announced that the LG Revere(TM) will be available online at http://www.verizonwireless.com on August 11, and will be in Verizon Wireless Communications Stores on August 18. The stylish and compact LG Revere is ideal for customers looking to stay connected with family and friends.
-- Multi-language support: Easily switch phone settings and text input
between English, Spanish, Simplified Chinese and Korean
-- Mobile Email app to send and receive email with text and picture
attachments and search through contacts
-- VZ Navigator® capable - receive audible turn-by-turn directions to
millions of points of interest and share the directions with others
-- Access to Mobile Web and Email
-- Social networking feature to update statuses on social networks such as
Facebook®, MySpace(TM) and Twitter(TM)
-- Customizable Main Menu: Change layout and rearrange menu items
-- 1.3 megapixel camera with up to 2X zoom capabilities
-- Upload photos to Facebook® or online album
-- Image editor: zoom, rotate and crop
-- Customizable brightness, self-timer and white balance
-- Night mode and noise reduction
-- Bluetooth Version 2.1 + EDR
-- Suite of messaging options, including text, picture and voice messaging
and mobile instant messaging
-- VZ Tones: Download ringtones and ring back tones
-- Favorite Contacts: Add up to ten groups or individual contacts as
-- Voice commands: Commands include call, send message to, go to, check,
contacts, redial, My Verizon, help
-- Tools: Calculator, Ez Tip, Calendar, To Do List, Alarm Clock, Info
Search, Stopwatch, World Clock and Notepad
Pricing and availability:
-- The LG Revere will be available in Verizon Wireless Communications
Stores and online at http://www.verizonwireless.com on August 18, 2011 for
$49.99 after $50 mail in rebate with a new two-year customer agreement.
Customers will receive the rebate in the form of a debit card; upon
receipt, customers may use the card as cash anywhere debit cards are
-- LG Revere customers will be able to try the Mobile Email app for ten
uses at no additional charge. Customers will be given the option to
subscribe to mobile email for $5 monthly access after the tenth use.
For additional information on Verizon Wireless products and services, visit a Verizon Wireless Communications Store, call 1-800-2 JOIN IN or go to http://www.verizonwireless.com.
About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation's fastest, most advanced 4G network and largest, most reliable 3G network. The company serves 106.3 million total wireless connections, including 89.7 million retail customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 83,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE, NASDAQ: VZ) and Vodafone (LSE, NASDAQ: VOD). For more information, visit http://www.verizonwireless.com. To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at http://www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.
About LG Electronics, Inc.
LG Electronics, Inc. (KSE: 066570.KS) is a global leader and technology innovator in consumer electronics, mobile communications and home appliances, employing more than 93,000 people working in over 120 operations around the world. With 2010 global sales of 55.8 trillion Korean won (USD 48.2 billion), LG comprises four business units - Home Entertainment, Mobile Communications, Home Appliance, and Air Conditioning & Energy Solutions. LG is one of the world's leading producers of flat panel TVs, mobile devices, air conditioners, washing machines, and refrigerators. LG has signed a long-term agreement to become both a Global Partner and a Technology Partner of Formula 1(TM). As part of this top-level association, LG acquires exclusive designations and marketing rights as the official consumer electronics, mobile phone and data processor of this global sporting event. For more information, please visit http://www.lg.com.
About LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company
The LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company is a leading global mobile communications and information company. With its cutting-edge technology and innovative design capabilities, LG creates handsets that provide an optimized mobile experience to customers around the world. LG is pursuing convergence technology and mobile computing products, while continuing its leadership role in mobile communication with stylish designs and smart technology. For more information, please visit http://www.lgmobilephones.com.
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CONTACT: Albert Aydin, Verizon Wireless, +1-908-559-7513, Albert.Aydin@verizonwireless.com; or Elizabeth Latham, LG MobileComm U.S.A., Inc., +1-757-705-6361, Elizabeth.Latham@lge.com
NuCaptcha - the "Human-Friendly" Captcha - Calls on Site Owners to "Make the Switch" and End User Frustration
Intelligent, Cloud-Based Security Offers a Captcha with as Few as Three Legible Letters That Can be Solved in as Little as Three Seconds, While Maintaining Required Site Security
"Make the Switch" Campaign Gives Website Owners Information on Security and Tips on Choosing the Right Captcha
VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Aug. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, NuCaptcha Inc., the "Human-Friendly" Captcha, announced its "Make the Switch" campaign to urge website owners to end user frustration. NuCaptcha's platform delivers a fast and easy to complete Captcha along with high website security. The simpler interface Captcha is designed to retain users on a site and help them "pass through security" as fast and painlessly as possible. Aimed at site owners looking for a user-friendly alternative, the product requires users to type in as few as three legible letters, typically done in under three seconds, while providing higher security against spam bots and other threats, by offering the only Behavior Analysis System for video-based Captcha (BAS)*. NuCaptcha's dynamic security can change the security level on a per-user basis, in real-time.
"What's been missing on the Internet is a customizable Captcha that's freely available for everyone. We're giving site owners the freedom to do what they like with Captchas - whether it's simply offering a better, more readable user experience, or the ability to add their own look-and-feel, messages and other customization, depending on their audience," stated Michel Giasson, CEO and Co-Founder of NuCaptcha Inc.
NuCaptcha enables sites of all sizes to choose their Captcha security and user-experience - something that was previously only feasible for the highest-volume Captcha sites. A variety of video-based templates are available for site owners, based on their required site look-and-feel.
NuCaptcha's new Captcha product, site and "Make the Switch" campaign will go live today, at http://www.nucaptcha.com, offering a variety of support materials for site owners, including a whitepaper comparison between NuCaptcha and traditional distorted text-based Captchas.
*The NuCaptcha Behavioral Analysis System for video-based Captcha detects unusual behavior and can increase the complexity of the Captcha and slow down the video, making it difficult for both bots and human-farms to solve Captcha in high volumes.
NuCaptcha's mission is to make Captcha a better experience for everyone on the Internet, by replacing highly distorted text "puzzles". Please visit us at: http://www.nucaptcha.com.
New Technology Makes Credit Cards Safe From Online Fraud
ICAP Patent Brokerage Offers to Sell a Patent Portfolio Disclosing an Important Improvement in E-Commerce Security
CHICAGO, Aug. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- ICAP Patent Brokerage, a division of ICAP plc, the world's largest intellectual property brokerage and patent auction firm, and 3M Future LLC have just signed an exclusive marketing cooperation over a patent providing revolutionary credit card security. The invention enables a mobile smart phone to act as a secure and advanced credit card. In addition the technology allows for toll-taking on card payments from these phones. This patent portfolio will allow the owner to move into and sustainably play in the field of payments.
These fraud proof credit cards should be implemented as a standard applet on smart phones. The frequent usage of the payment facility justifies this.
The owner of a credit card can perform secure credit card transactions. These payments are fraud proof, even if the credit card number and other details are compromised and accessible to fraudsters, because only the owner of the credit card can switch the card ON and OFF from his mobile smart phone.
Any unauthorized use of such protected card is impossible, even with payments to remote merchants via the Internet or via telephone. This is a compelling proposition for the many affluent smart phone owners throughout the world, who were waiting for a secure and easy means to pay for goods and services on the Internet.
An invaluable feature of this invention, unlike the plethora of competitors, is that a credit card secured with this patent will work instantly with any merchant. So the cards can be rolled out rapidly in specific countries or worldwide together with smart phones or smart phone operating systems.
The PSOCA security mechanism as disclosed by the assets is easy to understand for the consumer and can easily be marketed to consumers. Simply put, the card will automatically switch off once a transaction is complete.
This patent portfolio should be of interest to institutions that provide smart phone operating systems, manufacturers of smart phones and banks.
-- Global e-commerce revenues are estimated to grow 19% in 2011 reaching
$680 billion by the end of the year with 60% of global consumers using
their credit cards for online purchases.(1,2)
-- In the US alone, e-commerce transactions totaled $165 billion in
"Mobile payment systems will be at the forefront of e-commerce in the future, and securing these systems from unauthorized access or hacking will be critical for their use and adoption by end consumers," says Dean Becker, CEO, ICAP Patent Brokerage. "This technology should be of interest to financial institutions, smart phone manufacturers, smart phone developers, e-commerce companies, or any other organizations looking to enter this fast growing space."
To learn more about the assets available for license in this portfolio:
Contact Dean Becker of ICAP Patent Brokerage at Dean.Becker@us.icap.com
About ICAP Patent Brokerage
ICAP Patent Brokerage is a division of ICAP plc and the world's largest intellectual property brokerage and patent auction firm.
ICAP is the world's premier interdealer broker and provider of post trade services. The Group matches buyers and sellers in the wholesale markets in interest rates, credit, commodities, foreign exchange, emerging markets, equities and equity derivatives through voice and electronic networks. ICAP plc was added to the FTSE 100 Index on 30 June 2006. For more information go to http://www.icap.com.
Polaroid Announces a New Line of Photography Lenses
Polaroid Conversion Lenses Provide Both Professionals and Enthusiasts With the Perfect Shot at a Picture Perfect Price
MINNEAPOLIS, Aug. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Polaroid announced a full line of Polaroid branded camera conversion lenses with a variety of features to fit every photographer's needs. Designed to assist professionals, hobbyists and general consumers with their photographic visions and goals, Polaroid offers high-quality photography accessories, backed by a legendary brand at competitive prices.
Polaroid's expertise in lenses stems from its roots in polarized filters and optics. Featuring products that are precision engineered and multi-coated to provide flawless results for use with cameras, camcorders and HD-video capable DSLRs, Polaroid gives you the high-quality tools you need to enhance your photos.
The Polaroid lens portfolio allows photographers of all ranks to take their performance to the next level. The Polaroid conversion lens line includes:
Polaroid Studio Series 58mm 2.2x Telephoto & 0.43x Wide Angle Lens Travel Kit:
-- Expand your photos' horizons with Polaroid telephoto and wide-angle
lenses. Made for video and still cameras, both the 2.2x telephoto and
0.43x wide-angle converter mount easily onto a camera's existing lens,
including zoom lenses, allowing you to capture action both near and far.
Priced at $49.99 (MSRP), the 58mm 2.2x telephoto and 0.43 wide angle
Lenses come with 52mm and 55mm adapter rings, and the 37mm kit comes
with ring sizes of 30mm, 30.5mm and 43mm.
Polaroid Studio Series 0.3X HD Ultra Fisheye Lens Adapter - Available in 37mm and 52/58mm:
-- An essential tool for extreme sports, dramatic effects and wide outdoor
scenes, the Polaroid 0.3X HD fisheye lens screws onto the front of any
existing camcorder or SLR lens. The lens produces a 180 degree view
through a circle that exaggerates depth, pulls nearby objects closer and
causes straight lines to curve. Available in 37mm and 58mm (which also
includes a 52mm ring). Priced at $269.99 (MSRP), the Polaroid fisheye
lens also maximizes day and night shots by providing maximum light
Polaroid 900mm Mirror Lens:
-- Designed for shots focused on outdoor wildlife and sports, the Polaroid
900mm mirror lens uses a combination of lenticular light refraction and
reflection optics, the same physics found in many professional
telescopes. Combined with advanced manufacturing techniques, the
Polaroid 900mm mirror lens delivers sharp picture quality and less color
aberration, the most harmful factor in telephoto photography. The
Polaroid 900mm mirror lens is priced at $299.99 (MSRP).
"Polaroid is known to offer innovative, intuitive and easy-to-use products that help both hobbyists and professionals take their photographs to the next level," said Scott W. Hardy, President, Polaroid. "We're thrilled to offer photographers of all skill levels high-quality lenses that help bring creative visions to life, at an affordable price."
Polaroid lens line and additional products are available on Amazon.com.
Across several generations, people regard Polaroid as one of the most trusted, well-respected and recognizable brands when it comes to instant photography. The Polaroid brand has been around for more than 70 years starting with polarized sunglasses which then evolved into instant film, camera and camera accessories, marking the beginning of the well recognized Polaroid Classic Border Logo. In recent years, the Polaroid brand has expanded into flat panel televisions, portable DVD players, digital photo frames, digital HD camcorders, waterproof digital cameras and more. People can expect to see new Polaroid products that will deliver the fun, instant gratification and value for which the brand has long stood.
LG Electronics Facebook Contest Highlights Largest French-Door Refrigerator Capacity
Enter to Guess Number of Jelly Beans Packed Inside LG's New Super-Capacity Refrigerator for Chance to Win Ultimate Kitchen Makeover
ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J., Aug. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Following the launch of its new super-capacity French-door refrigerator, the largest capacity model in its class, LG Electronics USA today announced the "LG Ultimate Jelly Bean Count Contest," an online competition that takes Main Street USA's favorite unofficial unit of measurement to a whole new level. The contest challenges anyone and everyone to guess how many jelly beans can fit inside the spacious refrigerator. The winner will receive a complete kitchen makeover, built around LG's premium kitchen suite valued at more than $6,500.
The rules to enter are simple: Watch the video on LG's Facebook page (facebook.com/LGUSA), hit the "Like" button and make up to three guesses. Entrants may share the news of the contest and an opportunity to join the fun with their Facebook friends by "gifting" a jelly bean. During each week of the contest, a winner will be drawn randomly from the pool of entrants who will receive a $100 gift card. By the end of the six-week contest, the person who comes closest to the winning number of jelly beans without going over will be declared the winner. The grand prize is an LG Ultimate Kitchen Makeover - with the new super-capacity French-door refrigerator (model LFX31925), and other premium LG appliances, including a freestanding double-oven range (model LDE3017), a steam dishwasher (model LDF7932), and an over-the-range microwave (model LMH2016).
LG's new super-capacity French-door refrigerator offers the largest capacity of any 36-inch refrigerator currently on the market. While most 36-inch-width refrigerators offer 25 cubic feet of capacity, LG's new super-capacity French-door refrigerator offers a spacious 31 cubic feet - the largest capacity in its class and approximately six more cubic feet of space than standard models for this footprint.
"It's easy for us to say our new super-capacity French-door refrigerator offers the largest capacity of any French-door refrigerator, but we felt it would be better to show consumers just how large 31 cubic feet of space is by using the popular jelly bean measurement method," said Peter Reiner, senior vice president of marketing, LG Electronics USA. "LG is committed to innovation that enhances people's lives, and this new refrigerator helps consumers better organize and store their groceries, saving them time and energy with fewer trips to the store."
In addition to its super large capacity, LG's new refrigerator also offers consumers the most shelf space available in a 36-inch-wide refrigerator. To accomplish this, the refrigerator includes LG's innovative Slim SpacePlus(TM) feature that frees up more space inside the refrigerator. Unlike bulky icemakers that sacrifice shelf space, Slim SpacePlus relocates the ice system inside the door, making way for usable door bins and a top shelf entirely free of obstructions. With the slimmest and most effective insulation LG has ever made (23 percent thinner than previous LG models), consumers can enjoy expanded refrigerator capacity without sacrificing energy efficiency.
LG Electronics USA, Inc., based in Englewood Cliffs, N.J., is the North American subsidiary of LG Electronics, Inc., a global force and technology leader in consumer electronics, home appliances and mobile communications. In the United States, LG Electronics sells a range of stylish and innovative home entertainment products, mobile phones, home appliances, commercial displays, air conditioning systems and solar energy solutions, all under LG's "Life's Good" marketing theme. For more information, please visit http://www.LG.com.
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LG Electronics USA
CONTACT: Katy Donnelly, LG-One, +1-704-846-1864, firstname.lastname@example.org; Clara Chang, LG Electronics USA, +1-201-816-2011, email@example.com
LOS ANGELES, Aug. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- WikiLoan, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: WKLI) (the "Company"), a peer-to-peer lending platform, announces today that it has launched a newly redesigned website that delivers a significantly improved user experience for both Borrowers and Lenders. The Company invites all shareholders to go to the website, http://www.wikiloan.com, and experience the enhancements for themselves.
"We have been working for several weeks to simplify the process on our website in order to attract and convert more customers. We have made substantial changes to our product offering, which include; lowering the Borrower Application fee to $24.95 from $49.00, allowing Borrowers and Lenders to create free Limited Listings, posting YouTube videos to their listings, and encouraging users to make use of our social network marketing tool, Wikinvite. Borrowers and Lenders will now be able to use Wikinvite to promote their listings through social networks, which in turn should fuel a viral network effect for both users and ultimately the Company. WikiLoan will store interest generated from the listings, and when the user feels that they have enough interest, they will be prompted to pay the $24.95 for the full Borrower Application package," said Edward C. DeFeudis, founder and president.
WikiLoan is a Social Network with a focus on finance. At WikiLoan.com, family and friends can borrow and lend money among themselves at rates suitable to their respective needs. The company's website provides repayment schedules and documentation for loans, along with proprietary administrative tools, which enable users to securely pull credit reports and automate the loan repayment process.
This release contains various forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, which represent the company's expectations or beliefs concerning future events of the company's financial performance. These forward-looking statements are further qualified by important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. These factors include the effect of competitive pricing, market acceptance of the company's products and the effects of government regulation. Results actually achieved may differ materially from expected results included in these statements.
Investors may contact:
Norton Mobile Security Lite Available for Free Download in Android Market
New mobile security application protects from loss, theft and malware
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Aug. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --
WHAT/WHY: With more than six billion applications downloaded to date, it's clear that the Android Market is experiencing explosive growth and that consumers are hooked on downloading what they want, when they want it. At the same time, consumers need to be vigilant about safeguarding their mobile phones because Symantec's latest Internet Security Threat Report, Volume 16, found that researchers identified nearly four times as many unique-to-Android pieces of malware than the previous year. Additionally, a recent Norton survey found that 36 percent of consumers in the U.S. have had their cell phone lost or stolen. The need to protect consumer mobile devices is more important than ever.
Today, Norton released Norton Mobile Security Lite, a free security application for Android-based smartphones. Norton Mobile Security Lite seamlessly combines select anti-theft features with powerful anti-malware, giving users a sense of security in the event their phone is ever lost, stolen or compromised by malware.
"In the same day, a smartphone user can stream their favorite music station, get the high score hurling birds through the air and then file their taxes online. Having Norton installed means feeling equally confident regardless of what you do on your mobile phone," said Dave Cole, vice president mobile products, Norton. "Norton Mobile Security Lite protects confidential information and offers basic mobile protection from the most trusted name in security - which means your device is safeguarded and you're worry-free."
Norton Mobile Security Lite
NMS Lite provides a worry free and obligation free opportunity to all Android users. The key features include:
-- Anti-theft - Remotely lock your lost or stolen device via SMS text and
prevent strangers from seeing your private information or running up
your mobile bill.
-- Anti-malware - Scans all files and app updates downloaded to the mobile
device and automatically detects and removes threats without slowing you
-- Automatic LiveUpdate - Automatically downloads and installs security
updates keeping you a step ahead of cybercriminals.
This new offering is initially available in English, French, Italian, German and Spanish. For users who want additional protections such as the ability to: remotely locate or wipe their device; block unwanted calls or text messages; or block phishing websites used to steal personal information and money, there is the option to upgrade to the full featured Norton Mobile Security for an annual subscription price of $29.99USD.
EXPERTS:Norton security experts are on-hand to discuss the latest product and share tips on how people can protect their personal information through mobile security offerings.
WHEN: Interviews with Norton security experts available upon request.
CONTACTS: Louis Cheng
Edelman for Norton
Norton by Symantec
Safe Communications Launches Its New Child Safe Video Chat
MouseMail.com is an online, safe environment developed for young children under 11 using email, web texting or the new Video Chat. Children can only be accessed by persons pre approved by parents.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Aug. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Safe Communications, Inc. (Pink Sheets: SGTB) announced today that the company has launched its child safe video chat. The Video Chat will be a premium upgrade to the companies' free email and web texting service, which gives parents the opportunity to teach children to responsibly interact with others while using online communications.
The new, patent pending technology will prevent children from having any contacts via video without the parent first approving the contact. The MouseMail chat can be used safely and easily by the youngest children, allowing them to create a video chat with another person simply by clicking on the person's picture, while preventing anyone from contacting the child unless pre-approved by a parent.
The MouseMail technology is geared to the youngest children first learning to use computers, giving them the ability to safely contact close friends and family members. MouseMail.com currently has Emailing and Web Texting that was created for children between the ages of 4 and 11 to protect them from, sexting, bullying and pedophiles, by blocking any contacts not approved by the parent or any correspondence with derogatory content. That, combined with the new Video Chat technology, gives a child full protection while using the Internet for communicating with others.
About Safe Communications:
Safe Communications, Inc. provides open and secure family communications that are in step with today's advances in social media. While protecting our most precious asset, our children, our systems are designed to enhance the quality and frequency of day-to-day communications among family members. We allow users to experience the marvel of advanced technology without fear or danger.
Safe Communications' products, led by MouseMail.com, are designed for the modern family on the go. Early detection devices warn parents of potential abuse and inappropriate content, allowing secure, open exchange with loved ones and friends. Just as your child is not allowed to enjoy a ride in the car without a seat belt, Safe Communications designs products so that your children can enjoy the electronic ride without being exposed to potential harm or abuse. For more information, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit us online at http://www.mousemail.com.
Bodog's Online Casino Revolution Underway with new Lobby
LONDON, August 11, 2011/PRNewswire/ --
From a development perspective, online casinos have stood still for
years despite being the biggest revenue drivers in terms of both margin and
turnover for most operators. The BodogBrand now intends to overhaul the
online casino [http://casino.bodog.co.uk ] market in the same way it did
During the last couple of years the Bodog Brand Licensees took a fresh
look at where the online poker market was heading and together agreed to
make three fundamental changes, namely: a total restructuring of the rake
back system, blocking data mining sites and player informationas well as a
complete u-turn on the type of player that rooms seek to attract.
Depositors, not 'pros', held the key to a successful and fun poker
experience. These changes were quickly adopted by other major operators in
Equally, sports betting has seen in-play wagering and mobile apps give
the genre a new lease of life to the extent that even the once all-powerful
betting exchanges are now becoming traditional bookmakers themselves.
Now it's the casino's turn to shine. Bodog Asia is currently building
itsown live dealer studio, allowing players a host of advantages that have
been impossible to do before: tables tailored to specific players and player
groups, the ability to choose your favourite dealer, random bonuses with
live concessions and, of course, beautiful women.
This week the Bodog Brand's new casino lobby was launched by
Bodog.co.uk, Bodog.ca and Bodog.eu as the first phase of a multi-tiered
revamp of the entire online casino experience which it is hoped will, like
poker before, become the industry standard.
Specifically, the new lobby will offer players the ability to find the
games they want quickly via a dynamic search bar andsimplified navigation
and also allow players a comprehensive overview of all games and their
individual features before theyclick thanks to a brand new game spy preview
For further information please call: Ed Pownall, BodogBrand.com's International Press Office (London), on +44(0)7825-064-776
A Customer Data Hub is a repository of records of customers' and
visitors' experiences with an organization, typically involving a set of
'visitor profiles' comprised of data from online and offline channels.
In this instance, by adding Shomei's attribution technology with data
feeds from interactions with off-site online advertising to the data that
Celebrus collects on individual visitors' interactions with the client's
website, a behaviour record is created that shows - in the most finite
detail - how each external and on-site marketing campaign is received, what
traffic it drives and, crucially, how individual visitors engage with, and
respond to it.
By appreciating the conclusion of each individual impression and
click-through, in terms of conversion and revenue generated, the total value
of each marketing investment can be seen, along with what strategic changes
may be required.
Indeed, early adopters of the integrated technologies have seen
marketing budget savings of over 30%, with no loss of sales, and have been
able to identify failing acquisition channels, make strategic
recommendations and target audiences and channels more accurately.
Matthew Mills, CEO & Founder at Shomei, comments, "Statistics on the
effectiveness of online marketing can often be misleading. Without a precise
appreciation of what additional value each initiative is providing -
measured beyond the last click and traffic, but instead in terms of exact
additional revenue - marketing budgets can be wasted on low-yield campaigns.
By understanding which channels are delivering the highest number of highest
value conversions, and not just the most traffic, online brands can target
their investment, messaging and creatives appropriately and deliver a far
Mills continues, "This new partnership will result in an embarrassment
of riches in terms of data, but the more data available, the more accurate
the online customer insight that can be drawn from it. We are in the era of
'Big Data', and the online marketing world is no exception - indeed, the
customer data hub will help us to lead the way."
Simon Burton, Managing Director of Celebrus Technologies, concludes,
"Campaign attribution is flawed for a number of reasons, not least of which
is the fact that much of it is conducted on the de facto standard of last
click, with little regard for impressions or the clicks and subsequent
behaviour exhibited by each visitor in-between and across all marketing
touch-points - what we understand as the complete customer lifecycle.
Celebrus, in combination with Shomei, is capable of delivering complete
campaign attribution by leveraging a Customer Data Hub.
Burton continues, "A single campaign could for example, quite easily
generate a huge uplift in website traffic, and be considered a success, but
deliver absolutely no additional conversions. Alternatively, a campaign
attribution solution that generates comparatively little traffic, and would
therefore ordinarily be deemed of little value, could in fact have the
highest conversion rate and return the most additional revenue. Such
campaign attribution requires an in-depth view of the on-site activity, down
to the individual level, integrated with data from the external campaigns.
Combining this wealth of data creates an unrivalled campaign attribution
solution, which is why Celebrus' partnership with Shomei is so powerful for
Shomei is a technology provider that develops 'plug-and-play'
interactive campaign attribution solutions. The tools and platforms that
Shomei provides show a complete view of all the relevant disparate digital
advertising sources that a client may be using, including paid search,
display advertising and organic search.
Celebrus Technologies' online customer insight technology collects data
on individual visitors' interactions with a client's website and creates
individual user profiles, including finite details such as behavior,
preferences and frequency of visit. Working in partnership with Shomei, has
allowed them to create an unrivalled campaign attribution solution.
About Celebrus Technologies
Celebrus Technologies offers complete, real-time data, on online
individual visitors' behavior, environment and experience to deliver online
customer insight and processes that in real-time to power Customer Data
Hubs, and drive cross-channel behavioral targeting, real-time
personalization & interaction management. With its tag-free content push, it
can also provide a personalisation overlay for existing web sites and apps
Celebrus Technologies provides online customer insight by capturing and
analyzing interaction at the user interface from any mobile or laptop
browser, including Flash/Flex components, video players and many apps.
Celebrus Technologies' systems have come to define a new approach to the
integration of online applications into an enterprise's Information
Architecture. The system's User Interface Capture functionality provides a
definitive, flexible and reusable source of customer, behavioral, process
and performance data from any internet, intranet or extranet application to
deliver online customer insight.
Celebrus Technologies delivers its solutions directly and via a range of
OEM, reseller and system integration partners around the world. Direct
customers include AXA, Belron (Autoglass), directgov, Rank Interactive, P&O
Ferries and ghd. Celebrus Technologies' partners include the SAS Institute,
IS Solutions PLC, Teradata Corporation, OnMarc, Oracle, Microstrategy,
Sybase and BIMA Consulting.
What is a Customer Data Hub?
A Customer Data Hub is a new way of thinking about managing your online
and offline customer interactions. It is a place to accumulate records of
customers' and visitors' behavior and experience of an enterprise.
These records typically contain a "customer profile" for each visitor,
this profile will hold static information about visitors - things like their
name, address, account number etc. and the Hub will also contain "behavior
records", that record individuals undertaking specific actions or activities
(like purchasing or searching for products, or registering for the site).
In this way the Customer Data Hub becomes a place to hold all the key
business and offline and online customer insight into behavior. Some
companies just use these hubs to keep track of online visitors and activity,
but they can be used to compile a complete cross-channel view of the
customer. Other businesses also augment a customer record with data from BI
or other systems - adding information like suggested credit limits, or "next
best offer" or "product recommendations".
Adding this type of data is important as the second reason for
implementing a customer data hub is that they can be used to drive
personalized messages to the visitor or to drive trigger-based marketing
A Customer Data Hub can drive dynamic programs like Basket Re-marketing,
Customer Retention, Behavioral Targeting and even provide triggers for key
business processes like Churn Management or Anti-Fraud programs.
Shomei is Japanese for 'Illumination' - it's what Shomei does;
illuminate interactive media to deliver performance step change using
Attribution methodology. Shomei helps brands and agencies make better
decisions through effectively utilising tracking data to measure media and
conversion. Shomei producesvastly more accurate reporting and actionable
Insight. Founded in 2010, Shomei is a 'plug-and-play' attribution technology
provider. Delivering tools that integrate directly with ad server data (for
example DoubleClick's E2C report), through aggregated data from multiple
sources to a fully integrated 'own' tag solution that tracks all touch
4K Solutions Announces Product Launch of 1U Global UPS(TM)
Provides Advanced Dual Voltage UPS Power Equipment for DoD and Federal Agencies
COLUMBUS, Ga., Aug. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- 4K Solutions, LLC is proud to announce the launch of their 1U Global UPS(TM).
4K Solutions quickly responded to their US Army customer's requirement for a smaller universal uninterruptible power supply that would fit within a 1U rackmount space to support their deployable VSAT routing and switching kits as well as their radio over ip kits.
4K Solutions is the manufacturer of 1U Global UPS(TM). This patent-pending solution is an Autosensing Universal 1U Rackmount Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) that provides dual voltage, making it operable worldwide. The unit prevents data loss, downtime, and equipment damage due to power outages, voltage fluctuations, and transient surges and occupies only one rack space (1U) in a standard rack enclosure. It is assembled in the United States.
About 4K Solutions
4K Solutions, LLC is an information technology solutions manufacturer, consultancy and value-added reseller. The company brings over 20 years of Special Operations and Ranger Communications experience delivering direct critical communications support on some of the most demanding "no-fail" combat missions in the world. 4K Solutions specializes in providing Business Development, Consulting, Professional Services, and Sourcing Emerging Technologies. President David E. Theriault, CWO (Ret.) is a combat veteran of OEF and OIF and his company is a certified Service Disable Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB). http://www.4ksolutions.com,http://www.1uglobalups.com
Contact for 4K Solutions, LLC:
David E. Theriault, 706.593.9070, email@example.com
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Server Technology Launches 220 New Data Center Power Products This Year; 34 New Products Launched This Month
Customer driven innovation and customization is key to success in data center power distribution unit marketplace
RENO, Nev., Aug. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Server Technology, the global leader for Cabinet Power Distribution Unit (CDU) and Data Center Power Measurement and Monitoring Solutions, announced today the launch of 34 new products, bringing the total new products released in 2011 to 220, reflecting the strong demand for custom and unique data center power innovation and technology at the server rack level. Last month Server Technology also released a significant upgrade to its Sentry Power Manager (SPM) rack-level data center power monitoring solution, version 5.0, featuring a world-class user interface, new features and functionality and a single pane of glass view for global CDU management.
"No matter what you hear, all data centers are not alike. Data center managers want their own custom solutions to solve their unique power and efficiency goals," said Brandon Ewing, president of Server Technology. "We've listened to our customers and worked with them very closely to create these new products. They are designed with the features, power capabilities and security tools needed for data center professionals today."
Server Technology carries the largest number of data center power products in the industry with over 1,900 types of rack-level CDUs designed specifically for the data center and telecommunications markets.
"We are really excited to be releasing even more products into the CDU marketplace. We work very closely with our customers and develop these solutions to meet their goals," said Ewing.
About Server Technology
Server Technology, Inc. is the global leader in power distribution units and power monitoring and measurement products and solutions used in the world's leading enterprise data centers and carrier network operations. For over 25 years, Server Technology has been recognized for innovative, intelligent power distribution, remote power monitoring and power management and measurement. Known for customer-driven innovation, the company is committed to helping companies reach their power consumption and green initiative goals. Server Technology, Inc. is headquartered in Reno, Nevada with worldwide distribution and regional offices in the United Kingdom, Germany and Singapore. To contact Server Technology call 1-800-835-1515 or visit http://www.servertech.com.
About Sentry Power Manager (SPM)
SPM is a power monitoring, measurement and management solution designed to help data centers measure their power usage and achieve their green initiative goals. SPM is engineered for monitoring and managing multiple devices in IP-based enterprise networks. SPM provides a global view of power distribution units with the ability to monitor, trend and report on temperature, humidity, current and device status.
China Security & Surveillance Technology, Inc. Announces Filing of Definitive Proxy Statement
SHENZHEN, China, Aug. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- China Security & Surveillance Technology, Inc. ("CSST" or the "Company") (NYSE: CSR), a leading integrated surveillance and safety solutions provider in the P.R.C., today announced that it has filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") the definitive proxy statement in connection with the previously announced merger under the Amended and Restated Agreement and Plan of Merger (the "Merger Agreement"), dated as of May 3, 2011, by and among Rightmark Holdings Limited, a British Virgin Islands company ("Parent"), Rightmark Merger Sub Limited, a Delaware corporation and a wholly owned, direct subsidiary of Parent ("Merger Sub"), the Company and Mr. Guoshen Tu (solely for the purpose of Section 6.15 of the Merger Agreement), pursuant to which Merger Sub will be merged with and into the Company with the Company surviving the merger as a wholly owned subsidiary of Parent. If completed, the proposed merger would result in the Company becoming a privately held company and its common stock would no longer be listed on the New York Stock Exchange. CSST public stockholders will be entitled to receive $6.50 per share in cash, without interest.
The annual meeting of stockholders ("AGM") to consider and vote upon, among other things, the Merger Agreement and the merger has been scheduled for Wednesday, September 14, 2011, at 10:00 a.m., Hong Kong time, at the Company's office at 13/F, Shenzhen Special Zone Press Tower, Shennan Road, Futian District, Shenzhen 518034, the People's Republic of China. CSST stockholders of record at the close of business, New York time, on Friday, August 5, 2011, will be entitled to vote at the AGM.
A special committee of the Company's Board of Directors ("Special Committee"), consisting entirely of independent directors, unanimously determined that the Merger Agreement and the transactions contemplated thereby were advisable, fair to and in the best interests of the Company as a whole and its unaffiliated stockholders and recommended that the Board of Directors approve and declare the Merger Agreement and the transactions contemplated thereby advisable, fair to and in the best interests of CSST as a whole and its unaffiliated stockholders. The Board of Directors, after careful consideration, and acting on the unanimous recommendation of the Special Committee, unanimously approved and declared the Merger Agreement and the transactions contemplated thereby advisable, fair to and in the best interests of CSST as a whole and its unaffiliated stockholders. The Board of Directors and Special Committee of CSST both recommend that all CSST stockholders vote "FOR" the Merger Proposal.
The Company urges each stockholder to submit their proxy as promptly as possible. The Company will soon commence mailing of the definitive proxy materials. If you have not received proxy materials from your broker by August 20, 2011, please call your broker to request them.
CSST stockholders are encouraged to read the Company's definitive proxy materials in their entirety as they provide, among other things, a detailed discussion of the process that led to the proposed merger and the reasons behind the unanimous recommendation by the Board of Directors and the Special Committee that stockholders vote "FOR" the proposal to approve the Merger Agreement. CSST stockholders who have questions about the merger, need assistance in submitting their proxy or voting their shares should contact the Company's proxy solicitor, Okapi Partners LLC, toll-free at +1 855 208 8903, Banks and Brokers may call collect +1 212 297 0720, or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Important Additional Information and Where to Find it
In connection with the proposed transaction, the Company has filed a definitive proxy statement and other relevant documents concerning the transaction with the SEC, and may file with the SEC other documents regarding the proposed transaction. The definitive proxy statement and a form of proxy will be mailed to stockholders of the Company. INVESTORS AND STOCKHOLDERS ARE URGED TO READ CAREFULLY AND IN THEIR ENTIRETY THESE MATERIALS AND OTHER MATERIALS FILED WITH OR FURNISHED TO THE SEC WHEN THEY BECOME AVAILABLE, AS THEY WILL CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT the proposed transaction, the persons soliciting proxies in connection with the proposed transaction on behalf of the Company and the interests of those persons in the proposed transaction and related matters. Stockholders will be able to obtain these documents, as well as other filings containing information about the Company, the proposed transaction and related matters, without charge, from the SEC's website (http://www.sec.gov) or at the SEC's public reference room at 100 F Street, NE, Room 1580, Washington, D.C. 20549. In addition, these documents can be obtained, without charge, by contacting the Company at 13/F, Shenzhen Special Zone Press Tower, Shennan Road, Futian District, Shenzhen, People's Republic of China, 518034, telephone: (86) 755-83510888.
The Company and certain of its directors, executive officers and other members of management and employees may, under SEC rules, be deemed to be "participants" in the solicitation of proxies from our stockholders with respect to the proposed transaction. You can find information about the Company's executive officers and directors in its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2010 filed on February 28, 2011, as amended on April 29, 2011. Additional information regarding the interests of such potential participants will be included in the proxy statement and the other relevant documents filed with the SEC when they become available.
This announcement is neither a solicitation of a proxy, an offer to purchase nor a solicitation of an offer to sell any securities and it is not a substitute for any proxy statement or other filings that may be made with the SEC should the proposed merger go forward.
About China Security & Surveillance Technology, Inc.
Based in Shenzhen, China, CSST designs, manufactures, sells, installs, services and monitors electronic surveillance and safety products and solutions, including related software, in China. Its customers are mainly comprised of government, commercial, industrial and education entities. CSST has built a diversified customer base through its extensive sales and service network that includes branch offices and distribution points throughout China. To learn more about the Company visit http://www.csst.com
Safe Harbor Statement
This press release may include certain statements that are not descriptions of historical facts, but are forward-looking statements. Such statements include, among others, those concerning expected benefits and costs of the proposed merger; management plans relating to the merger; the expected timing of the completion of the merger; the parties' ability to complete the merger considering the various closing conditions, as well as all assumptions, expectations, predictions, intentions or beliefs about future events. Forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as 'will,' 'believes,' 'expects' or similar expressions. Such information is based upon expectations of our management that were reasonable when made but may prove to be incorrect. All of such assumptions are inherently subject to uncertainties and contingencies beyond our control and based upon premises with respect to future business decisions, which are subject to change. We do not undertake to update the forward-looking statements contained in this press release. Among others, the following risks, uncertainties and other factors could cause actual results to differ from those set forth in the forward-looking statements: the risk that the merger may be delayed or may not be consummated; the risk that the Merger Agreement may be terminated in circumstances that require us to pay a termination fee; the risk that if Parent breaches the Merger Agreement, the maximum amount the Company could recover from Parent is $20 million; risks related to the diversion of management's attention from our ongoing business operations; risks regarding the failure of Parent to obtain the necessary financing to complete the merger; the effect of the announcement of the proposed merger or operational activities taken in anticipation of the merger on our business relationships, operating results and business generally; the outcome of any legal proceedings that have been or may be instituted against us related to the Merger Agreement; the amount of the costs, fees, expenses and charges related to the merger; and risks related to obtaining the requisite consents to the merger, including, without limitation, the timing (including possible delays) and receipt of stockholder approval. For a description of additional risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ from the forward-looking statements contained in this press release, see our most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"), and our subsequent SEC filings. Copies of filings made with the SEC are available through the SEC's electronic data gathering analysis retrieval system at http://www.sec.gov
For more information, please contact:
China Security & Surveillance Technology, Inc.
Tel: +86-755-8351-0888 ext.6138
Investor and Media Contact:
Patrick Yu, Fleishman-Hillard Hong Kong
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Introducing the NewYu Fitness Monitor: Redefining Fitness Tracking so That Every Move Counts
Leveraging first-of-its-kind technology to track exercise and everyday activities, NewYu is the only fitness monitor on the market to accurately identify specific activities in order to provide users reliable information about how many calories are burned throughout the day
LOS ANGELES, Aug. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- As fitness enthusiasts and experts converge at the IDEA Show in Los Angeles tomorrow, attendees will get a first look (Booth 1350) at the NewYu Connected Fitness Monitor and Service - a comprehensive system for monitoring and managing wellness goals all day long.
Using industry-first motion detection and advanced pattern recognition technology that detects and identifies specific body movements, the small and lightweight NewYu easily clips anywhere on the torso or to the pocket. The monitor not only tracks basic activities such as walking and running, but also specifically recognizes complex movements like biking, elliptical and step machine, while also capturing data for daily living tasks like cooking, cleaning and shopping. The result - a more accurate view of how many calories are burned based on every movement made throughout the day.
"The NewYu team has developed groundbreaking motion detection technology that can distinguish a wide variety of physical movements in the human body. In the fitness market, this unique technology enables us to accurately track both fitness and everyday activities and thus, accurately calculate how many calories are burned throughout the day. The more accurate the tracking, the more likely users are to reach their goals," said Van Krueger, President and CEO of Wellcore, NewYu's parent company. "The NewYu Connected Fitness Monitor and Service offers a full-scale solution - from monitor to online tracking to professional management - providing a truly comprehensive wellness and weight management tool."
NewYu - An Overview
At less than an ounce, the NewYu monitor can be easily and securely clipped to a waistband, collar or sleeve for all day wearing comfort and convenience. Designed to be worn anywhere in the torso area or clipped to the pocket, NewYu is able to accurately sense full body movement.
The monitor works hand-in-hand with the NewYu online dashboard, providing users a home base for setting and tracking goals. With the free NewYu Android app, users can sync data from their monitor to the dashboard in real-time via Bluetooth. Or, users can sync information by connecting the monitor to their computer with a USB adapter. In a matter of seconds, updated information is displayed in easy-to-understand charts.
The Online Dashboard
The personal and secure online dashboard lets users track progress and fitness trends via easy-to-read charts that breakdown activities, detail the number of steps, display the number of calories burned vs. calories consumed and shows progress over the last day, week, 30 and 90 days.
Partnering with CalorieKing(TM), the site also gives access to tens of thousands of foods, so users can quickly track calories consumed whether at home or on-the-go. Once personal goals are set on the dashboard, NewYu shows real-time progress via LED light bars on the monitor itself.
Professional and Peer Support
NewYu is the only device to offer a solution for personal trainers and health professionals through the Managed Fitness feature. This free tool enables personal trainers, doctors and nutritionists to help clients maintain a healthy lifestyle outside of training sessions and office visits. By viewing clients' nutrition and fitness progress, professionals can provide custom advice on workout and diet, as well as share words of encouragement.
NewYu also offers ConnectYu - an online social community where users can browse forums, initiate or join groups, and chat with other members to find workout partners, stay accountable, get encouragement, and access tips. Additionally, users can share updates with friends and family via Facebook and Twitter right from the NewYu dashboard.
Pricing and Availability
The NewYu Connected Monitor will retail for $99.99 and is expected to be available in September 2011 through newyu.com and select online retailers, including BestBuy.com and Amazon.com. Consumers can pre-order monitors on the NewYu website.
Headquartered in San Jose, CA, Wellcore is dedicated to developing consumer products and services that promote fitness, health and security. The company, founded in 2007 by long-time tech entrepreneurs, has developed ground-breaking motion and pattern recognition technology with a scalable platform that is changing how people manage their safety and wellness, both at home and away. For more information, please visit http://www.newyu.com.
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Mobile and digital technology business Mobile Interactive Group (MIG)
has today announced a partnership with Skype. The partnership will see MIG
run the new Skype global mobile website which launched in May this year
utilising MIG's mobile platform, mVoy Publish.
As Skype on mobile becomes an increasingly important part of Skype's
portfolio, the new mobile site will be an important tool for Skype's mobile
. Delivering a compelling mass market mobile web experience to Skype's
global customer base that detects the users device to ensure the correct
site is served
. Providing a seamless path for customers to download the Skype
application for their mobile, enabling access to content, product
information and support if required
. Supporting Skype's global customer base in local languages
. Providing an integrated, easy to use, rich mobile web user experience
to Skype's 170M connected users worldwide*.
Initially the partnership will see MIG develop a full service mobile
internet site that will detect the user's handset and territory and provide
them with a tailored user experience with relevant downloads, product
information and support services. Users will be able to access similar and
relevant content to that available on Skype.com.
Linda Summers, director of product marketing for Skype said "For many
Skype users, their first experience of Skype will be on their mobile phone,
so it was important that we give them a mobile browsing experience that
helps them make the download process smooth and easy, and ultimately
enhances their overall Skype experience. We choose to partner with MIG
because of their experience in working with leading brands on delivering
high impact mobile experiences."
Matt Cockett, commercial director, Mobile Interactive Group (MIG)
commented "We understand Skype's objectives, to grow their mobile base
significantly over the next few years and their need to capitalise on the
number of consumers wishing to access Skype via their mobile device. As
those customers come in it is up to us to ensure they get the best user
experience and convert into a new or become a more loyal existing user. In
conjunction with MIG's platform technology, we will be drawing on our vast
knowledge in mobile centric user experience (UX) and design to deliver the
ultimate mobile experience to Skype's global customer base."
Skype is one of the fastest adopted technologies in history, saving time
and money in connecting business colleagues, friends and families. Skype is
continually partnering with mobile carriers and the world's leading handset
manufacturers around the world to broaden their offering.
About Mobile Interactive Group
Mobile Interactive Group (MIG) is a global integrated mobile and digital
communications business and is the fastest growing privately owned
technology company in the UK and EMEA (Deloitte).
Comprising a unique combination of services, MIG specialist disciplines
include mobile technology and services provision; mobile billing, messaging
and mCommerce; mobile advertising and marketing; multi-channel digital
solutions; the design, build and publishing of mobile internet sites and
applications, and user experience design.
All platforms, products and applications are developed in-house and are
MIG's proprietary technology. Our global platform mVoy enables brands from
all over world to interact, engage and communicate with consumers via
mVoy Publish: Create, build, host & manage mobile commerce, mobile
websites & apps
mVoy Engage: Power social interactivity & voting via mobile sites, apps,
Facebook and Google +
mVoy Connect: Enable & deliver high volume mobile messaging campaigns &
MIG currently serves multiple sectors including Technology Providers,
Retail, Mobile Network Operators (MNO), Media, Broadcaster & Entertainment,
Financial Services, Public Sector and Government Agencies, FMCG, Original
Equipment Manufacturers (OEM). Additionally we have over 300 clients
including New Look, M&S, O2, Vodafone, ITV, Sky, MoneySupermarket, Sony
PlayStation, COI, Walkers, Tropicana, Nokia, Samsung and in May 2011 MIG
announced its 'Preferred Developer Consultant' status as selected by
LTE Development Testing Made Easy With Anite's Development Toolset
FLEET, England, August 11, 2011/PRNewswire-FirstCall/ --
Intuitive drag-and-drop graphical interface facilitates complex LTE
Multi-RAT test creation without specific programming skills
Anite, a global leader in wireless device testing technology, today
announced the availability of Scenario Mode, an enhancement to its
Development Toolset suite for wireless device and chipset development that
allows test engineers to rapidly design test scenarios (test scripts)
through an easy-to-use graphical interface. With Scenario Mode, even
engineers without specific programming skills are able to develop new test
scripts which increases total script creation and cuts development time.
Anite's Scenario Mode is a complete offering for LTE and LTE Multi-RAT
tests and covers lower layer functions such as L1 and L2 controls. Users of
Scenario Mode are able to create most types of test, even more complex ones,
through a simple drag and drop graphical interface. Scenario Mode offers a
procedure-based rather than a message-based approach to script creation
which makes test creation simpler and faster - the user creates a complete
test by putting together a few procedure blocks without necessarily working
through each message in detail. Existing customers of Development Toolset
from Anite have access to this new feature as part of their Annual
"This new functionality allows device and chipset manufacturers to
increase the speed of development by making it easier and quicker to develop
test scripts to help verify new designs," said Paul Beaver, Products
Director, Anite. "As well as speed and ease-of-use, the graphical interface
reduces the need for engineers with specific programming skills. Unlike
other products on the market, Development Toolset also provides all of the
powerful Developer's APIs that advanced users demand. In offering both
simplified and advanced features in one suite, Anite's tools offer the
flexibility and power to support the breadth of customers' needs and
Anite's Development Toolset is a comprehensive suite of tools that
support all phases of wireless device development, from pre-silicon protocol
module development through to systems integration and verification.
Development Toolset is used by the majority of leading chipset manufacturers
worldwide. Its flexibility, extensive LTE technology roadmap and high level
of control in test creation allow manufacturers to test according to their
Anite provides a comprehensive range of critical IT solutions to the
Wireless and Travel sectors across the globe. Listed on the London Stock
Exchange, Anite develops and implements software as well as provides
consultancy, systems integration and managed services to ensure that our
customers operate effectively and securely. By using the latest technologies
to deliver quality and cost-effective solutions, Anite meets customers'
specific requirements and realises tangible results for its clients.
Anite Telecoms offers rigorous yet simplified device testing,
accelerating new devices to market. A global market leader, Anite has over
20 years of experience providing cutting-edge technology to device
manufacturers, operators and test laboratories. Anite was the first company
to verify LTE conformance test cases in 2009 and has consistently remained
at the forefront of the handset testing industry. Its highly flexible and
reliable software solutions make Anite a key partner to the major Telecoms
manufacturers and operators. With a diverse team focused on exceeding
expectations, Anite draws upon worldwide expertise and is enthusiastic about
the future of LTE.
Headquartered in the UK, Anite employs around 500 staff in 14 countries
across Europe, America, Asia and the Middle East. For more information,
please visit http://www.anite.com
OnLive's Revolutionary Cloud Gaming Service Hits the UK on 22nd September
LONDON, August 11, 2011/PRNewswire/ --
Play latest top video games instantly on HDTV, PC, Mac,
Tablets via Internet
Free membership, demos and exclusive massive spectating and
OnLive, the pioneer of cloud gaming, today announced its breakthrough
instant-play video game service will launch on 22nd September at the opening
of the 2011 Eurogamer Expo London, with over 100 top-tier games instantly
available for play via almost any broadband Internet connection throughout
the UK on HDTV, PC, Mac, and iPad and Android tablets. Eurogamer Expo
attendees not only will experience four days of OnLive hands-on, sneak
previews of upcoming games and upcoming OnLive tech, but will be eligible
for unprecedented promotions, including handing out thousands of free
OnLive(R) Game Systems, enabling instant OnLive play on any HDTV.
OnLive membership is free, providing free instant demos of any game,
exclusive massive spectating with voice chat of any live game in play on
OnLive-whether in the UK or around the world, Brag Clip(R) videos of the
most awesome (or most hilarious) gaming moments, and Facebook Brag Clip
postings and notifications.
Over 100 games, including top titles released the same second as
consoles and PCs, available for great deals under a range of pricing plans,
including OnLive's flat-rate PlayPack bundle with over 70 games, rentals and
full purchases. With free try-before-buy demos, spectating and trailers all
with full Web-based parental controls.
Just sign up for free at http://www.onlive.co.uk, and get priority
access, starting 22nd September with almost any PC or Mac via a small
browser download, on the iPad or Android tablet via the free app, or on any
HDTV via the OnLive Game System.
"OnLive will utterly transform gaming in the UK," said OnLive Founder
and CEO Steve Perlman. "No discs, big downloads or specialised hardware
needed. OnLive gives you the latest games instantly, anytime, anywhere on
HDTV, PC, Mac, as well as iPad, Android tablets. High-performance gaming as
accessible as streaming video, with unique social features such as massive
spectating with voice chat and Facebook integration."
As previously announced, OnLive is working closely on its UK launch
plans with BT plc, our exclusive broadband partner in the UK. Further
details will be announced shortly.
OnLive in the UK will be fully integrated with OnLive's North American
service, including trans-Atlantic massive spectating and voice chat, as well
as multiplayer gaming for games suited for long-distance multiplayer. OnLive
will steadily expand to other European countries as well as to other
continents following the UK launch.
Subject to local rules and regulations, OnLive Player Tags will give
OnLive members access to their OnLive account anywhere in the world that
OnLive is available.
As well as being able to try, rent or buy games, UK members will have
access to the best value in gaming: the OnLive PlayPack Bundle. PlayPack
subscribers have unlimited access to a growing library of more than 70 games
including Homefront Large-Scale Warfare Multiplayer, F.E.A.R. 3 Multiplayer,
LEGO(R) Batman and the original Deus Ex: Game of the Year Edition.
OnLive is the pioneer of on-demand, instant-play video game services,
delivering real-time interactive experiences and rich media through the
Internet. With groundbreaking video compression technology, OnLive harnesses
cloud computing to provide the power and intelligence needed to instantly
deliver the latest, premium game titles to any HDTV via the OnLive Game
System or nearly any PC and Mac via a small browser download. The OnLive
Viewer app is available for the iPad and Android tablets and playable
versions will be available soon. OnLive is currently available in North
America, and will be available in the UK and expanding into Europe later
this year. OnLive technology is backed by hundreds of patents and patents
pending. The company is headquartered in Palo Alto, California. OnLive
investors include Warner Bros., Autodesk, Maverick Capital, AT&T, British
Telecommunications (BT), The Belgacom Group, HTC and Juniper Networks. More
information is available at http://www.onlive.com and http://www.onlive.co.uk.
OnLive and Brag Clip are trademarks or registered trademark of OnLive,
Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
For more information please contact:
- A Comprehensive Bundle of IT Services for Growing SMBs -
Iconnyx [http://www.iconnyx.com ] unveils its Quick Start Cloud solution
- a complete outsourced IT managed service powered by cloud-based systems -
and wins its first Quick Start Cloud client Paragon Personnel
[http://www.paragonpersonnel.com ]. The new product wraps together IT
services, support, hardware maintenance and internet connectivity into a
comprehensive solution that provides businesses with an easy-to-implement IT
infrastructure and a reassuring step into cloud-based technologies.
Quick Start Cloud
All core systems (Email, File and Database) are hosted within a London-based
data centre, delivering all software and applications using hosted desktop
technology. The service delivers the latest Microsoft
[http://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/office365/online-software.aspx ] Office
software in a familiar Windows 7 operating environment, allowing each
desktop to be tailored to suit each employee including all their
business-specific software. To ensure the best user experience, the package
includes managed internet connectivity which guarantees high bandwidth
leased line connectivity at all times, with a high availability guarantee.
Security, service and on-site assistance are also included in the
package to provide the complete IT solution for start-ups to SMBs.
The benefits of Quick Start Cloud include:
- The latest technology and systems with no large upfront
costs for hardware and server licensing
- Reduced management overhead through a single support contract
and service desk for delivery of IT services, support, hardware
maintenance and internet connectivity
- Greater employee productivity through ease of remote access
- Reduced risk through improved data back-up and disaster recovery
- Fixed price, managed IT with guaranteed high service
availability and 1 hour response to user incidences
"Iconnyx's new Quick Start Cloud solution will take away the IT hassle
from us so we can concentrate on our business. We were attracted to the
flexibility that a cloud-based solution would provide and the ability to
grow our business without large capital expenditure."
Tracy comments on the advantages of a virtual desktop coupled with core
service hosting, "The fact that our staff can access the system from their
Smart Phones, iPads or laptops whilst our data is stored securely and
remotely was a real advantage. We have peace of mind knowing our data is
stored off-site so we don't have to worry about backing it up."
"The Quick Start Cloud solution packages together many of our existing
products to provide an easy to implement solution for SMBs. It allows for
growth and expansion without the help of a dedicated in-house IT department.
Although this solution provides a reassuring step into cloud-based
technologies for first time users, this is just one part of the package.
Managed internet connectivity plus the availability to have on-site break
fix solutions means customers only have one service desk for any of their
requirements and one call to make."
Iconnyx is a fast growing provider of managed services to the business
marketplace, including business internet, MPLS VPN, Hosting and Managed IT.
It has a reputation for delivering high quality value-for-money solutions
that fit the requirements of both business & public sector customers.
Core Server Hosting (Email, File and Database) - Iconnyx hosts all core
systems within its London data centre where they can be monitored and
managed on a 24 hour basis with a guaranteed availability of 99.9%. All data
is backed up daily to another location, ensuring that it has multiple
Employee hosted desktops - Iconnyx delivers all user software and
applications from its London data centre using hosted desktop technology.
The service delivers the latest Microsoft Office software in a familiar
Windows 7 operating environment. Each desktop can be tailored to suit each
employee including all their business specific software such as Bond Adapt
CRM with all desktops supplied with MS Office 2007/10, and integrated
desktop security, anti-spam and anti-virus software
Managed Internet Connectivity - To ensure the best user experience of
the hosted desktops, Iconnyx provides managed internet connectivity
guaranteeing high bandwidth leased line connectivity from your offices at
all times, with an availability guarantee of 99.9% ensuring a quality
Hardware and onsite assistance - Iconnyx provides complete hardware
management of all PCs including on-site assistance in case of hardware
failure with a guaranteed fix of 4 hours
UK Service Desk - Iconnyx provides a single number which will provide
unlimited support for all hosted desktop, hardware and internet connectivity
queries with a guaranteed 1 hour response to calls
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AT&T Enhances Local Network to Help Ensure Best Wireless Experience Possible for Sturgis Customers
Company Upgrades Existing Cell Sites, Adds Capacity to Local Wireless Network During Week-Long Sturgis Motorcycle Rally
STURGIS, S.D., Aug. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- This week, several hundred thousand bikers are congregating in Sturgis, S.D., for the week-long Sturgis motorcycle rally, and AT&T* has taken steps to enhance wireless network coverage throughout the area.
"AT&T is working to help people attending the Sturgis motorcycle rally have great coverage and fast data speeds for their smartphones and mobile devices," said Hardmon Williams, AT&T Vice President and General Manager for Minnesota and the Northern Plains. "On top of the technology enhancements we deployed, our national team is offering dedicated support to our customers in the Sturgis area."
AT&T worked around-the-clock to expedite the turn-up of three cell sites in the area that will improve coverage as people travel throughout Sturgis and surrounding communities, such as Nemo and Alkalai Road, east of Sturgis.
To help ensure the large crowd at Sturgis' Buffalo Chip Campground and the nearby concert grounds can enjoy access to AT&T's accelerated mobile data speeds and simultaneous voice and data capabilities, the company has deployed temporary wireless network capacity through a COW ("Cell on Wheels").
With crowds approaching 500,000 participants at the motorcycle event, AT&T upgraded its downtown Sturgis site to 18-times the typical cell site capacity, and also significantly upgraded the main cellular site covering greater Sturgis.
"The Sturgis motorcycle rally is one of the premier events in South Dakota, drawing a half-million visitors to our state. This event is critically important for retailers and the local economy," said Shawn Lyons, Executive Director, South Dakota Retailers Association. "AT&T's work to enhance its wireless network gives visitors a high quality wireless network to meet their voice and data needs while enjoying the event."
For updates on the AT&T wireless network, please visit the AT&T network news page.
*AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.
AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) is a premier communications holding company. Its subsidiaries and affiliates - AT&T operating companies - are the providers of AT&T services in the United States and around the world. With a powerful array of network resources that includes the nation's fastest mobile broadband network, AT&T is a leading provider of wireless, Wi-Fi, high speed Internet, voice and cloud-based services. A leader in mobile broadband and emerging 4G capabilities, AT&T also offers the best wireless coverage worldwide of any U.S. carrier, offering the most wireless phones that work in the most countries. It also offers advanced TV services under the AT&T U-verse® and AT&T |DIRECTV brands. The company's suite of IP-based business communications services is one of the most advanced in the world. In domestic markets, AT&T Advertising Solutions and AT&T Interactive are known for their leadership in local search and advertising.
Neudesic Launches New Website Built on SharePoint 2010 Platform
New site features modern look and feel and integrates with Microsoft Dynamics CRM
IRVINE, Calif., Aug. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Neudesic has announced the recent launch of http://www.Neudesic.com. Built on the strength and stability of SharePoint 2010 integrated into Microsoft Dynamics CRM, Neudesic's new site showcases the power of Microsoft's latest software and further establishes Neudesic's reputation as the trusted provider of innovative technology solutions based on Microsoft's robust and versatile technology stack.
From initial design to final rollout, Neudesic specialists completed the site using the same project management methodology they employ when delivering successful solutions to the company's clients. Experts in User Experience, SharePoint, Dynamics CRM and Engagement Management joined forces with teams from Marketing and Human Resources to bring management's vision for the new site into focus. "By choosing SharePoint 2010 as our Internet platform, we were able to quickly integrate with our CRM and HR systems," said Simeon Cathey, Neudesic General Manager, SharePoint Practice. "Now our sales force can easily capture new leads, and managing job listings and resume submissions is a breeze for HR."
"We are extremely pleased with the results delivered by our dedicated team," said Anthony Ferry, VP of Sales and Marketing.
Neudesic recently completed a number of other public facing websites using SharePoint 2010 and FAST Search. The company will showcase these and other websites, as well as solutions based on the SharePoint platform, in Booth 509 at Microsoft SharePoint Conference 2011, October 3 - 6 in Anaheim, Calif.
Neudesic is a Microsoft National Systems Integrator and Gold ISV Partner with a proven track record of providing reliable, effective solutions based on Microsoft's technology platform. Our technical and industry expertise empowers enterprises to enhance their technological capacity and respond to business opportunities with greater efficiency. Headquartered in Irvine, Calif. and established in 2001, Neudesic offers products and services through offices located nationwide. We also serve global clients from our offices in Hyderabad and Bangalore, India. For more information about Neudesic products and services, call (800) 805-1805 or visit http://www.neudesic.com.
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HotelPlanner.com Takes a Bite Out of Group Negotiating Time
HotelPlanner.com launches hotel and group management interface to latest iPhone app version
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Aug. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- HotelPlanner.com boosts their offerings to suppliers and group coordinators alike with log-in capabilities added to their iPhone application. Now, users of this revolutionary booking technology can access their accounts, speeding up the hotel bidding and negotiations process for discounted group rates.
Founded in 2003, HotelPlanner.com pioneered the online group travel industry by allowing group coordinators to interact directly with hotel sales offices worldwide. This patent-pending booking technology sends group coordinator requests to hotel sales contacts in the group coordinator's requested area. The coordinator receives offers from hotels in compliance with HotelPlanner.com's lowest rate guarantee (receiving rates often as low as 70% off the prevailing hotel guest room rates) in real time. The group coordinator is then able to accept or reject hotel offers, either beginning a dialogue with their hotel sales contact or requesting a more competitive offer.
HotelPlanner.com's system has been honed over years of group planning for nearly 1,000,000 group coordinators with their 40,000 hotel supplier partners. This technologically advanced system continues to improve its offerings to increase the efficiency for and compatibility with their customers and suppliers.
HotelPlanner.com CIO, John Prince says, "Since our groups are getting bids directly from sales managers at hotels, response time has always been a vital factor in determining which hotels ultimately get the group business. We are very excited to see thousands of hotels already using this new platform in only the first couple days of launch. I believe this is definitely a game changer for group hotel sales."
With the addition of iPhone and iPad access for both hotel suppliers and HotelPlanner.com coordinators, both parties may log-in and forward negotiations from virtually anywhere, anytime. HotelPlanner.com's user-friendly interface is optimized for mobile use, and simple to operate. Booking a group event at a hotel has never been easier. Hotel sales contacts will now be able to participate in providing options to clients without delay; and time spent away from office will no longer be a factor in postponing a group offer or negotiation. Group coordinators will receive more hotel options, more quickly, as this increased opportunity for supplier response is anticipated to increase prompt hotel participation. Group coordinators will also benefit from this remote access as they will be able to secure a competitive hotel offer as quickly as possible and move on to the other phases of their event planning process.
HotelPlanner.com is proud to streamline the hotel booking process even further with this new addition to their burgeoning technology. Providing instant communication between customer and supplier puts time on everyone's side.
HotelPlanner.com is the leading provider of online services to the estimated $30-$45 billion global group hotel sales market. Currently, HotelPlanner's system processes over 20,000 group leads per month completely online. Over 40,000 hotel members currently compete online for HotelPlanner's group business daily. HotelPlanner.com has increased sales in 2011 during a year when most travel companies were drastically down. HotelPlanner.com is projecting the same rapid lead and revenue growth for 2012.
Verizon Opens Application Innovation Center in San Francisco
New Facility Supports Developers and Entrepreneurs Creating Mobile Apps for Consumers and Businesses
BASKING RIDGE, N.J. and SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Verizon today marked the official opening of its Application Innovation Center (AIC) in San Francisco, located near Silicon Valley and close to a growing nexus of developers in the city. Developers large and small will be invited to use the Application Innovation Center to create, optimize and polish their ideas and turn them into viable applications for wireless customers. The collaborative approach is designed to facilitate connections between developers and a wide range of Verizon partners.
"The work of the Application Innovation Center is about encouraging and supporting developers who bring new ideas to the table and are creating exciting mobile applications for consumers and businesses," said Dan Mead, president and chief executive officer of Verizon Wireless. "The Application Innovation Center is here to test, challenge and make better what our customers will do with their phones and other wireless devices."
The facility is comprised of collaborative lab environments, private lab space, demonstration and seminar area and office space for engineers and members of the company's developer relations team.
Verizon established the Application Innovation Center for developers to work on applications side-by-side with network experts from Verizon. Participants in the Application Innovation Center will have access to Verizon equipment and services not available elsewhere and will be able to interact with experts in application development, Web services development, network application programming interfaces (APIs), network performance and business development, all together in one place.
As part of the Application Innovation Center's opening day program, Steve Mollenkopf, executive vice president and group president at Qualcomm, and Ben Keighran, co-founder and chief executive officer of Chomp, spoke about their companies' roles and experience with the Verizon Application Innovation Center.
"Innovation is the lifeblood of Qualcomm, and the opening of Verizon's Application Innovation Center demonstrates our companies' unyielding commitment to expanding the mobile ecosystem through creative engineering and enduring collaborations," said Mollenkopf. "This Center will enable developers looking to access the most advanced mobile technologies to develop, optimize and deliver extraordinary experiences for mobile users."
"Integrating Verizon's custom catalog of applications into the Chomp app search engine wasn't a trivial task," said Keighran. "The Chomp search engine had to read information about hundreds of thousands of apps across multiple storefronts so that Verizon customers could find exactly what they wanted in seconds. Having developed our app search engine from scratch, we know that for app search to work it has to be executed flawlessly. Search is hard, but working with the Verizon team was incredibly easy. They moved quickly and were very flexible. Frankly, it was more like working with a nimble start-up than a large corporation. The fruit of all that labor is that Chomp is the perfect matchmaker for Verizon customers searching for the right app at the lowest price."
First announced at the Verizon Developer Community (VDC) Conference in 2009, the San Francisco facility is connected to the recently-opened Verizon LTE Innovation Center, located in Waltham, Mass., in order to optimize synergies between development activities at each location. The LTE Innovation Center in Massachusetts has spurred development for products, services and solutions ranging from home monitoring and control, healthcare, visual collaboration and gaming.
Construction of the Application Innovation Center, located on Spear Street, was completed earlier this summer.
Verizon Wireless operates the nation's fastest, most advanced 4G network and largest, most reliable 3G network. The company serves 106.3 million total wireless connections, including 89.7 million retail customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 83,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE, NASDAQ: VZ) and Vodafone (LSE, NASDAQ: VOD). For more information, visit http://www.verizonwireless.com. To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at http://www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.
WOODSTOCK, NB, Aug. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ - Xplornet Communications Inc. is
pleased to announce the successful completion of a 4G satellite ground
station located near St. John's, Newfoundland.
This multi-million dollar investment in cutting-edge ground station
technology will provide a high speed link to the Internet for a next
generation, or 4G, high throughput satellite that will supply broadband
for rural Canadians across the country. Satellite is the key to
unlocking access to real broadband for rural Canadians, and ground
stations like the one in St. John's provide the terrestrial link for
the high-capacity signal the satellites will receive and transmit.
Gerry O'Reilly, Xplornet's Chief Financial Officer commented on the
announcement today, "We have invested in Newfoundland and Labrador
because it offered us robust infrastructure to connect our ground
station to the Internet, and its location worked with our national
network design. This ground station is an integral part of our national
4G network, allowing us to create a better broadband experience for
Xplornet's first 4G satellite will be launched in September of this
year, and the service will be commercially available before year's
end. A second 4G satellite is scheduled for launch in the first half of
2012. Xplornet, Canada's leading rural broadband provider has invested
hundreds of millions of dollars in Canada to bridge the urban/rural
broadband divide. "This ground station - and the network it will
support - will be a game-changer for broadband in rural Canada. As a
Newfoundlander myself, I'm proud to make Newfoundland and Labrador an
important part of our technical and investment plans" concluded
About Xplornet Communications Inc.
Headquartered in Woodstock, New Brunswick, Xplornet Communications Inc.
(formerly Barrett Xplore Inc.) is Canada's leading rural broadband
provider, with customers and dealers in every province and territory.
Xplornet aims to bridge the urban/rural digital divide by ensuring that
every Canadian, regardless of where they live, has access to broadband,
thereby enabling them to compete effectively in the global economy and
gain access to essential government and educational services.
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