Carphone Warehouse Relaunches Retro Snake Game to Relive your Past
LONDON, May 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
Carphone Warehouse has launched a retro-styled refit of the classic mobile phone fan
The game created by digital agency STEAK is part of a wider move into production of
digital content. The microsite draws on 90's revival pop-culture themes coupled with the
humour of modern webculture. Tongue-in-cheek icons of the 90's make appearances throughout
the game which can be played on PC, tablet and mobile.
Robert Thomas, Lead SEO Manager at Carphone Warehouse explains "To tie in with our
'Mobile Memories' campaign we have decided to revive the retro mobile game 'Snake'. It is
part of a wider move to successfully deploy effective digital content, through a campaign
devised and produced by digital partners, STEAK.
Ryan Foley, Account Director at STEAK continued "As it becomes increasingly difficult
to be heard in the already crowded online space, we need to create something sharable and
engaging. By tapping into 90's nostalgia we have used an already tried and tested concept
and brought it to life in the present day."
The game, which launched today, is available to play at http://www.snakeretro.co.uk
STEAK is an international, integrated, digital marketing group. The STEAK team believe
in a better way in digital; we pride ourselves on our understanding of the complexities of
consumer behaviour in the 21st century, and utilising this knowledge to deliver the most
from all digital channels.
STEAK employs specialists in search marketing, online advertising, website design,
social media, affiliate management and mobile marketing. It devises digital marketing
strategies and runs integrated campaigns, and whatever the media or channel used, Steak
puts in place meaningful metrics and concentrates on hitting targets; everythingis focused
on driving return on investment.
Last year, STEAK became part of the Dentsu Network, the largest single brand agency in
the world, with over 100 offices in 27 countries, increasing its international capacity
from Europe, Australasia and The Americas to now include Asia. For more information,
please visit http://www.steakgroup.com/blog or follow Steak on Twitter @STEAKLondon.
- Carphone Warehouse is the largest independent mobile phone retailer in the UK, with
794 stores nationwide
- Discover how to get more from your gadgets with eye openers from Carphone Warehouse.
Eye openers is a YouTube channel which features videos of Carphone Warehouse team members
sharing useful hints and tips on everything from laptops to Sat Navs to the latest mobile
phones. With new videos being added each month, users can search through hundreds of
videos at http://www.youtube.com/user/eyeopeners.
Contact: Alison Gram, Email: GramA@cpwplc.com
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Development Kit for Cypress's New PSoC 4 Architecture Now Available globally for Pre-Order from Premier Farnell
LONDON, May 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
Premier Farnell and Cypress Semiconductor Corp . (NASDAQ: CY) announced today that
customers can now pre-order the new PSoC(R) 4 Pioneer Development Kit from element14. The
powerful new kit costs only $25, and lets designers discover the capabilities of the new
PSoC 4 programmable system-on-chip architecture, which combines Cypress's best-in-class
PSoC analog and digital fabric with ARM(R)'s power-efficient Cortex(TM)-M0 core.
The PSoC 4 Pioneer Kit is highly expandable. It includes connectors for
Arduino-compatible shields and Digilent(R) PMOD(TM) daughter cards, enabling customers to
pick from a variety of third-party expansion boards. In addition, an onboard PSoC 5LP
device serves as the programmer and debugger, eliminating the need for external
"PSoC 4 is a game-changing product that marries PSoC's unique programmable analog and
digital fabric with the powerful, economical ARM Cortex-M0 processor," said John Weil,
senior director of PSoC Marketing for Cypress. "This new PSoC 4 Pioneer Kit is the perfect
development platform for this architecture because it provides tremendous functionality at
a low price. We're very pleased to partner with Premier Farnell to help satisfy pent-up
demand for this product from customers who want to be among the first to try PSoC 4."
"The PSoC 4 Pioneer Kit is exactly the type of innovative product that our customers
want: flexible, cost-effective and expandable with open-source architectures," said David
Shen, Group CTO at Premier Farnell. "We are extremely pleased to collaborate with Cypress
to introduce this new product to the market and excited about the opportunities this
versatile new product brings to the design engineers. As the first channel partner taking
pre-orders for this kit, we're expecting it to be in very high demand by designers
The new PSoC 4 device class will challenge proprietary 8-bit and 16-bit
microcontrollers (MCUs), along with other 32-bit devices. Cypress's platform solution PSoC
4, PSoC Creator and PSoC Components simplifies and accelerates the design process, reduces
bills of material, and provides extraordinary system value. A single PSoC device can
integrate as many as 100 peripheral functions, and "future-proofs" designs, enabling
designers to transform resources on-the-fly.
element14 is a high-service distributor of technology products and solutions for
electronic system design, maintenance and repair including an extensive range of
development kits and PCB boards, semiconductors, connectors, cables
[http://cn.element14.com/connectors_accessories ], electromechanical and passives
components; switches, relays, capacitors and resistors.
Designing Unique Electronic Gadgets Gets Simpler Than Ever!
NEW DELHI, May 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
Electronics For You is Offering Articles Including Circuit Ideas, Construction and
Do-it-Yourself, That Help Readers Make Unique Electronics Devices Without Much Effort
If you thought designing electronic gadgets was only for techies, think again! You too
can easily make useful devices like a bedwetting alarm to ensure that your child is not
lying on a wet bed when you are asleep, or an LPG leakage alarm to avoid any fire
accidents. Electronics For You magazine helps you make devices like that!
Electronics For You, South Asia's most popular electronics magazine, is popular
amongst techies who want to know everything about the world of electronics. Some of the
sections popular amongst our readers include Circuit Ideas, Construction and
Do-it-Yourself. These sections carry articles that help readers make unique electronics
devices without much effort.
The articles don't just offer superficial information about a device or a project but
in-depth, step-by-step descriptions about the circuit and how it works, as well as the
construction and testing of the product. They serve as a handy guide for designing unique
and useful electronic devices as the reader is informed about all the aspects, including
what components are to be used, how to attach them, information about the test points,
actual size figures of the PCBs, component layouts, the software used, what to check when
the device is not working properly, etc.
In fact, these projects are also used by students doing their higher studies as their
research papers and assignments. If you are creative and like to explore the different and
unusual ways to modify these ideas, you can create different kinds of devices as per your
Don't forget to refer to some previous issues of the magazine where devices like the
Cable Tester, Bhajan and Mantra Chanting Amplifier, Cupboard Light, Sensitive LPG Leakage
Alarm, Multifunction Power Supply, PIR Security Light, SMS-based Automation System,
RF-based Dual-mode Robot, Smart Power Control System, GSM-based Dot-matrix Display, EEPROM
Interface for Beginners, and Accelerometer-based Gesture-Controlled Robot have been
Commenting on the importance of sharing such circuit ideas, Ramesh Chopra, founder and
vice chairman, Electronics For You, said, "This magazine aims to make technology as
friendly as possible for the users. The circuit ideas published in Electronics For You are
well-tested and detailed to allow users to try their hand at some really innovative
Watch out for the upcoming issues of the magazine to explore innovative gadgets like
the Two-way Clap-Controlled Switch, the RF Touch-Alarm Switch, Simple Protection for
Loudspeakers, Demo Circuit for Over-voltage Protection, Semiconductor Relay for Automotive
Applications, Hand Video Game Space Invader, RTC-based Event Logger, Remote Sensing
Centigrade Thermometer, etc.
About Electronics For You:
The EFY Group's first magazine, Electronics For You, was launched in January 1969,
when the Indian electronics industry was still at a nascent stage. Today, it has grown
into South Asia's most popular electronics magazine. In fact, the name 'EFY Group' has
been coined from the abbreviation of this magazine's title. The magazine's goal is to keep
the electronics fraternity updated with the latest technical knowledge. It also keeps
hobbyists busy with the circuit ideas and construction projects it carries month after
month. And it helps end users decide on which electronic product to buy when they enter a
shopping mall. The CD that accompanies each issue of this magazine carries a host of
useful software and games.
About the EFY Group:
Over the last four decades, the EFY Group has become synonymous with information on
cutting-edge technology. Today, this renowned media group is spread across eight cities in
India, and caters to over two million techies spread across the globe. Its print
publications not only reach every nook and corner of India--our mailing list has over
6,000 zip codes--but are also read by techies in South Asian countries like Nepal,
Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, and Afghanistan. The Group is also amongst the
few Indian publishers to have its publications distributed in Singapore and Malaysia.
Recently, the Group launched digital editions of its publications to make them easily
accessible to readers all across the globe. The Group's digital publications are now
available in all popular platforms including iOS (Apple), Android, Kindle and e-zine (a
Web browser). The Group has also tied up with leading online distributors including
Amazon, Scoop, PocketMags, Zinio, Magzter, etc.
The events division of the Group was strengthened with the launch of the Electronics
For You Expo in 2011. Now, the group boasts of a strong portfolio of events including the
EFY Readers' Choice Awards, ELCINA-EFY Awards, Electronics Rocks, EFY Design Engineers'
Conference, and Open Source India.
The Group's passion for technology and its expertise in knowledge-sharing is now being
channelled into building a strong hands-on training programme through the EFY Tech Center.
The Tech Center is working with the industry and academia to create industry-ready
The Group has set itself the target of empowering and helping 10 million techies,
across the globe, by 2015, and it is investing heavily on growing its online communities
and increasing the number of readers of its digital publications to achieve this goal.
Primary Media Contact: Diksha P Gupta, firstname.lastname@example.org, 91-97-17854520
Secondary Media Contact: S Aadeetya, email@example.com, 91-98-73486869
Perfect World to Launch Open Beta Testing for 3D Comic-based MMORPG "Saint Seiya Online" on May 16
BEIJING, May 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Perfect World Co., Ltd. (NASDAQ: PWRD) ("Perfect World" or the "Company"), a leading online game developer and operator based in China, today announced it will launch open beta testing for "Saint Seiya Online," a 3D comic-based MMORPG adapted from the globally famous comic series "Saint Seiya," on May 16, 2013.
In developing this classic comic-based online game that presents a variety of classic elements from the original comic, Perfect World integrates its years of online game R&D experience with the high-quality resources provided by Sega and Shueisha. Running on Perfect World's proprietary game engine, the exquisite graphics and elaborate game design enable players to experience the stirring combat scenes and magnificent world of the comic. In addition, "Saint Seiya Online" is deliberately developed and dedicated to providing players with a smooth and enjoyable gaming experience.
Mr. Robert Xiao, Chief Executive Officer of Perfect World commented, "For many players from the post-1980's generation, 'Saint Seiya Online' has a special significance. We hope to bring players a game that resonates with them through storylines they are familiar with. As one of our major titles in 2013, 'Saint Seiya Online' vividly reproduces the original comic with optimized details and gameplay. We look forward to bringing more excitement and new gaming experiences to players worldwide."
Perfect World Co., Ltd. (NASDAQ: PWRD) is a leading online game developer and operator based in China. Perfect World primarily develops online games based on proprietary game engines and game development platforms. Perfect World's strong technology and creative game design capabilities, combined with extensive knowledge and experiences in the online game market, enable it to frequently and promptly introduce popular games designed to cater changing customer preferences and market trends. Perfect World's current portfolio of self-developed online games includes massively multiplayer online role playing games ("MMORPGs"): "Perfect World," "Legend of Martial Arts," "Perfect World II," "Zhu Xian," "Chi Bi," "Pocketpet Journey West," "Battle of the Immortals," "Fantasy Zhu Xian," "Forsaken World," "Dragon Excalibur," "Empire of the Immortals" and "Return of the Condor Heroes;" an online casual game: "Hot Dance Party;" and a number of web games. While a majority of the revenues are generated in China, Perfect World operates its games in North America, Europe, Japan, Korea and Southeast Asia through its own subsidiaries. Perfect World's games have also been licensed to leading game operators in a number of countries and regions in Asia, Latin America, Australia, New Zealand, and the Russian Federation and other Russian speaking territories. Perfect World intends to continue to explore new and innovative business models and is committed to maximizing shareholder value over time.
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For further information, please contact:
Perfect World Co., Ltd.
Vivien Wang - Vice President, Investor Relations & Corporate Communications
Joanne Deng - Investor Relations Manager
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.pwrd.com
CYBRA Announces Lock & EnCode(TM) Locking RFID Seals
NEW LOCKING RFID SEALS OFFER COST-EFFECTIVE, TAMPER EVIDENT, SINGLE USE TAGGING SOLUTION FOR TOTES AND HIGH VALUE ITEMS
ORLANDO, Fla., May 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- CYBRA Corporation (OTCBB: CYRP), the developer of award- winning MarkMagic(TM) Bar Code Labels, RFID Tags, Electronic Forms, and Report Writing Software and EdgeMagic® Integrated RFID Control Software, announced today a new tamper evident, single use RFID tagging solution - Lock & EnCode(TM) Locking RFID Seals. The cost-effective line of seals is designed for a range of demanding applications that require enhanced security including securing plastic distribution totes and high value items such as fine rugs. The product was announced here at the 11th annual RFID Journal LIVE! Conference and Exhibition at the Orange County Convention Center.
An alternative to conventional padlocks, CYBRA Lock & EnCode(TM) Locking RFID Seals feature Alien Higgs 3 silicon and are designed for global operation between 860 - 960MHz. The seals are compliant with EPCglobal Class 1 Gen 2 (version 1.2.0) and ISO-18000-6C.
Manufactured of high grade polypropylene, the CYBRA Lock & EnCode(TM) Locking RFID Seals have an advanced metal locking mechanism with a chromed steel hasp. They were developed in response to customer requests for a tamper evident seal for plastic distribution totes, containers, high-value items such as handmade carpets and rugs, and bundles of perishable goods.
The CYBRA Lock & EnCode(TM) Locking RFID Seals are available in two models - Basic and Custom. CYBRA Lock & EnCode(TM) Basic seals are delivered ready for customer RFID programming. Lock & EnCode Basic Seals accept ASCII and Hex data for flexible RFID User Data encoding using EdgeMagic EPC or EdgeMagic Mobile editions.
CYBRA Lock & EnCode(TM) Custom Seals are delivered with programmed RFID User Data encoded and permalocked to match serial numbers supplied by customer at time of order. The Custom seals are laser printed with customer logo or name, serial number, and Code 128 bar code.
A brochure can be downloaded here.
About CYBRA Corporation
CYBRA is the developer of award-winning MarkMagic(TM) Bar Code Labels, RFID Tags, Electronic Forms and Report Writing Software and EdgeMagic Integrated RFID Control Software.
MarkMagic(TM) Bar Code Labels, RFID Tags, Electronic Forms and Report Writing Software has been selected as the bar code print engine of such leading software developers as Manhattan Associates(TM), Infor(TM) and VAI(TM). MarkMagic helps customers easily integrate barcode, RFID technology and electronic forms into their business systems.
CYBRA's EdgeMagic® Integrated RFID Control Software helps customers build any type of RFID system, from complying with the full range of RFID mandates to closed loop asset management RFID applications.
CYBRA software solutions run on all major computing platforms including IBM Power Systems (System i, iSeries, AS/400, AIX) as well as Linux, Unix, and Microsoft Windows.
CYBRA Corporation is located at One Executive Boulevard, Yonkers, NY 10701. Product information is available toll free at 1-800-CYBRA-88. CYBRA's web site is located at http://www.cybra.com. To request information via e-mail, write to email@example.com.
CYBRA Media Contact:
Sheldon R. Reich
V.P., Solutions CYBRA Corporation
Tel 914-963-6600 x 209
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GameSalad to Bring Popular Game Creation Tools to Tizen(TM) Mobile Operating System
Revolutionary Game Creation Platform Set to Expand to Tizen(TM) OS
SAN FRANCISCO, May 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- GameSalad Inc., which enables game developers to quickly create and publish sophisticated iOS, Android and HTML5 games, announced support for Tizen(TM), the emerging open-source mobile operating system. GameSalad, with more than 600,000 developers and 180,000 games, streamlines the process for bringing mobile, web and PC games to market by eliminating the need to code and allowing developers to publish to multiple platforms with the click of a button.
GameSalad's flagship product, GameSalad Creator, has been optimized to take advantage of the Tizen mobile operating system and enables developers to easily publish games to Tizen-based app stores. Developers creating and publishing Tizen games can receive incentives, including free GameSalad Professional Licenses.
"We are excited to work with Intel to support the rollout of Tizen and bring new distribution opportunities to the GameSalad developer community," said Steve Felter, CEO of GameSalad. "With broad industry support for Tizen, we have the necessary resources to significantly advance the user experience of HTML5 applications on mobile devices."
"By making it easy to create and publish Tizen games, GameSalad developers now have access to new distribution channels in the fastest growing mobile markets," said Tizen Board member Christopher Croteau, Managing Director of Intel's System Software Division. "The addition of GameSalad Creator for developers will allow game designers to effortlessly publish new as well as popular existing games for the Tizen platform."
Since its debut in 2009, GameSalad has quickly grown to become a leading mobile game development platform. To date, GameSalad Creator has powered more than 180,000 original titles across mobile and web platforms, including a #1 iOS game and more than 65 Top 100 Games in Apple's U.S. App Store. In 2012, more than 15% of all new iOS games were built using the GameSalad platform.
GameSalad's Creator platform allows game developers to rapidly design, publish, and distribute sophisticated games for iOS, Android, and HTML5, while eliminating the need to code. GameSalad is a privately held, venture-backed company headquartered in San Francisco, CA with offices in Austin, TX and Los Angeles, CA.
CollegeHumor Launches BearShark Game on Nintendo 3DS
Comedy Website Marks First-Ever Console Videogame with "BearShark Week"
NEW YORK, May 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Groundbreaking comedy brand CollegeHumor is pleased to announce the release of BearShark, a new game created exclusively for the Nintendo 3DS system. This is a continued partnership for the two brands, which have previously teamed to create and distribute animated 3D series on Nintendo Video for the Nintendo 3DS system. The BearShark game, inspired by the CollegeHumor Original animated series of the same name, is available for purchase in the Nintendo eShop today.
BearShark, CollegeHumor's first foray into handheld video gaming, is inspired by the six-episode CollegeHumor Original animated series BearShark, which debuted on Nintendo Video for Nintendo 3DS earlier this year, and first originated as an article series on CollegeHumor.com in 2010. The hit series comes to life in the single-player, infinite runner-style game as BearShark players run, jump and swim for their lives as clumsy Steve, racing to infinity through an endless gauntlet on land and sea with a bear and shark tag-team hot on his heels. With characters that look just like their original cartoon counterparts, BearShark features a brand new scoring feature on Nintendo 3DS that keeps count as players use Steve's trademark jump to avoid dangerous obstacles and the diabolical machinations of Bear and Shark-all conceived by CollegeHumor writers.
The release of the BearShark game continues a positive collaboration between Nintendo and CollegeHumor, which previously brought the widely popular and on-going Dinosaur Office and BearShark original series to Nintendo Video. The two are among the most widely-viewed content on Nintendo Video
"This release of the BearShark game is another excellent example of the new and innovative ways we are reaching our audience--wherever they are--as CollegeHumor continues growing as a multi-media, multi-platform studio," says Paul Greenberg, CEO of CollegeHumor Media. "And we're also very lucky to have the chance to keep working with a terrific partner like Nintendo."
"It's great to see new properties break on Nintendo 3DS. CollegeHumor is really embracing the unique entertainment proposition of the Nintendo 3DS platform," says Tony Elison, Nintendo of America's senior director, Network Business. "The game continues the same outrageous fun of the video series that has garnered more than three million views on Nintendo Video in a matter of weeks."
To mark the release of the game, Nintendo will rerun all six episodes of the BearShark series on Nintendo Video beginning today, and on Monday, May 6 CollegeHumor will kickoff "BearShark Week" - rerunning the original "BearShark" cartoons that inspired the Nintendo 3DS video series and game. The BearShark game is available for purchase ($3.99) in the Nintendo eShop. For more information, visit http://www.nintendo.com/3ds/downloads/.
About CollegeHumor Media
CollegeHumor Media, an operating business of IAC (NASDAQ: IACI), is a multi-media, multi platform studio comprised of three website properties--CollegeHumor, Dorkly and SportsPickle--a long-form TV development division and a film production division. A leading entertainment company targeting people ages 18-49, CollegeHumor Media has created original content that has been viewed more than three billion times. Founded in 1999 with the launch of CollegeHumor.com, the brand delivers daily comedic content online through videos, pictures, articles and jokes, both created and curated by the CollegeHumor staff. CollegeHumor Media attracts more than 15 million unique users per month and generates more than 100 million video views per month, and the brand has expanded into apparel and other forms of entertainment including film, television, books and live comedy shows. For more information, visit http://www.chmedia.com or http://www.collegehumor.com, and follow CollegeHumor on Twitter @CollegeHumor.
SOURCE CollegeHumor Media
CONTACT: Jaime Marsanico, CollegeHumor Media - 212.524.8781 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Over the past few years, the iPad has burst onto the in-flight entertainment (IFE)
scene as a versatile and popular portable IFE
[http://www.ifeservices.com/services/portable-in-flight-entertainment ] solution for
airlines to rent out to passengers or provide on a complimentary basis. The cutting-edge
technology of Apple's best-selling tablet allows passengers to enjoy movies, TV shows and
music, read e-magazines and e-newspapers and play the latest generation games - all
enhanced by a high resolution screen, excellent sound system and very long battery life.
IFE Services is one of the world's leading in-flight entertainment providers serving
over 40 airlines globally with content for their embedded, portable and wireless IFE
platforms. The company leads the portable IFE market having signed over 20 agreements in
the past 3 years alone. IFE Services [http://www.ifeservices.com/about-us ] is currently
in advanced negotiations with several more airlines regarding iPad projects.
To enter IFE Services' iPad Mini competition
[http://www.ifeservices.com/win-an-ipad-mini ], entrants must answer three simple questions
by Friday, 31st May 2013. Full details of the competition are available here on the
IFE Services is a leading provider of in-flight entertainment solutions to the airline
industry. Its focus on quality and innovation is supported by a strong commitment to
customer service and investment in the latest systems and technologies.
IFE Services supplies a full range of services to enable its clients to provide a
first class entertainment experience to passengers. They include movies, TV programmes,
audio, games, apps, safety and destination films, portable entertainment systems, onboard
publications and AVOD technical support and management.
IFE Services works with a broad client-base worldwide of over 50 airlines and cruise
ship operators. The company's headquarters are in Cheshire, UK with regional offices
located in Madrid, Singapore, Santiago, Johannesburg and Irvine, California.
IFE Services is a privately owned company and part of the Travel Entertainment Group.
IFE Services Ltd
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NanoTech Entertainment (NTEK) Releases Inside NanoTech Channel
Company Channel Provides Monthly Interviews Highlighting Products and Partners
SAN JOSE, Calif., May 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- NANOTECH ENTERTAINMENT (OTCPINK: NTEK) today announced the availability of its new channel, Inside NanoTech. The channel features monthly updates including: interviews with members of the staff providing details into the products and projects that they are working on, interviews with key customers discussing their success stories using NanoTech products, interviews with business partners and demonstrations of NanoTech products and technology.
CEO Jeffrey A. Foley stated, "We are excited to announce the availability of the Inside NanoTech channel. Viewers can watch the channel on a variety of platforms including Roku, iPhone, iPad, Android Phone, Android Table, PC and MAC. We are launching the channel featuring three interviews from the recent Amusement Expo 2013 show in Las Vegas. We plan on updating the channel with several new videos each month, including interviews with board members that will be published this month."
We've received a lot of feedback from the investment community and have compiled those questions for the interviews we are taping," continued Foley. "The channel is based on our NanoFlix technology and will continue to evolve with more features as the platform does, including an ever expanding list of platforms that are supported. We truly believe that we are at the beginning of the next generation of content delivery and that NanoFlix is the Future of Television."
The NanoTech Entertainment logo is a trademark of NanoTech Entertainment, Inc. All rights reserved. All other marks are the property of their respective owners. "The Future of Television" is a service mark of NanoTech Entertainment, Inc., All Rights Reserved
From You Flowers Offers Fast Flower Delivery -- From Your Smartphone
OLD SAYBROOK, Conn., May 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- From You Flowers, the same-day flower delivery company has made quick shopping (and quick delivery) even faster by launching an enhanced mobile site, tailored specifically to over 111 million iPhone and Android users in the United States.* For smartphone shoppers who want maximum convenience and fast flower deliveries, this site launch cannot come at a better time. With Mother's Day around the corner, From You Flowers allows you to order flowers for Mom and other loved ones with just a few taps of the touchscreen.
Now, instead of zooming in to see tiny product images and buttons that are meant for a computer monitor, mobile users can view pictures and text that will adjust to fit the size of their smartphone screens. The website features mobile-friendly options such as easy-to-click buttons and a customer service number that will activate your phone's dialer application. From You Flowers also partnered with Chase Paymentech to give you the option of saving your credit card information, making any order after the first one an even more seamless experience.
If you just had a phone chat with your mother, a significant other, or other loved one, you can now send flowers to their door on the same day or the next day--easily. Simply going to FromYouFlowers.com on your Android or iOS browser will bring up choice bouquets such as:
-- The Floral Celebration for Mom--Asiatic lilies, waxflower, alstroemeria
-- The Spring Floral Garden--sunflowers, pink tulips, sunflowers, and green
-- The Sugar & Sweet Bouquet--pink roses and white alstroemeria
With over 400 choices viewable on your smartphone, there is a bouquet for every special person in our lives. Come celebrate Mother's Day, made simple by your smartphone and From You Flowers.
Founded in 2002 by CEO, Michael Chapin, FromYouFlowers.com is a leading online retailer of flowers, plants, and gift baskets, offering hand arranged, same day flower delivery for every occasion and sentiment. In 2011, the firm was acquired by and currently operates as a subsidiary of Tenth Avenue Commerce, an affiliate of Tenth Avenue Holdings, LLC. Tenth Avenue Holdings is a private diversified holding company.
Shoppers can conveniently make flower, plant, and gift basket purchases 24 hours-a-day, 7 days-a-week via the toll-free number, 1-800-838-8853 as well as online at http://www.fromyouflowers.com.
*According to comScore's study titled "Mobile Future in Focus Report 2013"
NICE Actimize Positioned as a "Category Leader"in Chartis RiskTech Quadrant[TM]For Anti-Money Laundering Solutions 2013
NICE Actimize positioned highest in the industry for "Completeness of Offering" among global vendor landscape with its full lifecycle monitoring, from onboarding to transaction and sanctions monitoring capabilities
NEW YORK, May 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
NICE Actimize, a NICE Systems (NASDAQ:NICE) business and the largest and broadest
provider of a single financial crime, risk and compliance software platform for the
financial services industry, announced today that the company was positioned as a Category
Leader in the Chartis RiskTech Quadrant[TM] for Anti-Money Laundering Solutions.
Additionally, its suite of Anti-Money Laundering solutions received the highest position
in terms of "completeness of offering" within the global vendor landscape. Chartis
provides research and analysis on the global market for risk management technology.
The report, which covers the competitive market landscape of AML vendors and
technologies, uses Chartis's proprietary RiskTech Quadrant(TM) to explain the structure of
the market. The RiskTech Quadrant(TM) uses a comprehensive methodology of in-depth
independent research and a scoring system to explain which technology solutions meet an
According to the Chartis report, there is a significant long-term trend towards
increased AML regulations and stricter supervision. Chartis notes that financial
institutions need to be able to cope with more screening, a higher volume of watch-list
names, and stricter regulation.
"In updating their AML systems, financial institutions are looking to take advantage
of recent innovations, such as more advanced analytics and real-time technologies," said
Peyman Mestchian, Managing Partner at Chartis Research. "NICE Actimize's ongoing
investment in product and service innovation has positioned it a leader in AML solutions."
"The anti-money laundering regulatory environment has evolved dramatically in the past
few years. We are seeing unprecedented requirements and penalties worldwide," said Amir
Orad, president and CEO of NICE Actimize. "NICE Actimize remains committed to ongoing
investments that will enable firms to address the increasingly challenging regulatory
landscape. We are honored that our commitment, global leadership and deep expertise has
once again been recognized by Chartis."
Chartis defines 'Category Leaders' as those risk technology vendors that "have the
necessary depth and breadth of functionality, technology, and content, combined with the
organizational characteristics to capture significant market share by volume and value."
Additionally, the report states, Category Leaders can address the needs of very large
clients with complex risk management and technology requirements, as well as addressing
the needs of smaller clients with standardized requirements looking for integrated
solutions from a single vendor.
In establishing the criteria for the "completeness of offering" designation, Chartis
considered five critical attributes including depth of functionality, which included level
of sophistication, detailed features and user-friendliness; breadth of functionality; data
management and technology.
The Actimize Anti-Money Laundering solutions suite offers end-to-end coverage of
anti-money laundering regulations, and includes full lifecycle monitoring from onboarding
to transaction and sanctions monitoring capabilities. The suite combines focused models,
rules and profiles with advanced analytics to help financial institutions comply with
anti-money laundering regulations from agencies around the world, and covering such
additional functions as identification of suspicious activities and high-risk customers.
The Actimize FATCA Compliance solution enables complete lifecycle assessment to identify,
manage, and report on the FATCA status of customers, business entities, and owners. The
company's proven expertise and packaged offerings are dedicated to banking, securities,
insurance and regulatory bodies.
About Chartis Research
Chartis is recognized internationally as the leading research and advisory firm
focused exclusively on the risk technology market. For more information visit http://www.chartis-research.com. RiskTech Quadrant(TM) is a registered trademark of
Chartis Research Limited. Chartis Research is authorized and regulated by the Financial
Services Authority (FSA) for providing investment advice.
About NICE Actimize
NICE Actimize is the largest and broadest provider of financial crime, risk and
compliance solutions for regional and global financial institutions, as well as government
regulators. Consistently ranked as number one in the space, NICE Actimize experts apply
innovative technology to protect institutions and safeguard consumers and investors assets
by identifying financial crime, preventing fraud and providing regulatory compliance. The
company provides real-time, cross-channel fraud prevention, anti-money laundering
detection, and trading surveillance solutions that address such concerns as payment fraud,
cybercrime, sanctions monitoring, market abuse, customer due diligence and insider
trading. Find us at http://www.nice.com/actimize.
About NICE Systems
NICE Systems (NASDAQ: NICE) is the worldwide leading provider of software solutions
that enable organizations to take the next best action in order to improve customer
experience and business results, ensure compliance, fight financial crime, and safeguard
people and assets. NICE's solutions empower organizations to capture, analyze, and apply,
in real time, insights from both structured and unstructured Big Data. This data comes
from multiple sources, including phone calls, mobile apps, emails, chat, social media,
video, and transactions. NICE solutions are used by over 25,000 organizations in more than
150 countries, including over 80 of the Fortune 100 companies. http://www.nice.com
Trademark Note: NICE and the NICE logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of NICE
Systems. All other marks are trademarks of their respective owners. For a full list of
NICE Systems' marks, please see: http://www.nice.com/nice-trademarks.
Authorize.Net Payment Gateway Now Available in the United Kingdom
READING, England, May 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
Popular payment gateway now available for UK and European merchants processing in
Pounds Sterling, Euros and USD
Authorize.Net, the small business solution from CyberSource, a Visa Inc. company
(NYSE: V), today announced that small business merchants based in the UK can now use
Authorize.Net's popular payment platform to accept and manage bank card transactions,
fight fraud, store sensitive data and automate recurring transactions.
"Authorize.Net is the recognised market leader in the U.S meeting the needs of small
business merchants and we are thrilled to now offer our solutions to small businesses
across the UK," stated Simon Stokes, managing director EMEA at CyberSource. "With the
addition of the Authorize.Net product suite, CyberSource is now able to serve merchants of
all sizes throughout the UK, from home-based start-ups to the largest enterprise
merchants. We are delighted to offer Authorize.Net's solutions, which are so popular in
the United States, and we believe UK merchants will benefit greatly from Authorize.Net's
stability, ease of use, and award winning support."
Authorize.Net has been a pioneering provider of e-commerce payment services since
1996. In the United States, Authorize.Net is a leading payment gateway for merchants,
resellers and developers alike, thanks to its reputation as a secure and reliable platform
for processing transactions 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Currently over 380,000
merchants use Authorize.Net's services.
In addition to bank card processing, Authorize.Net provides merchants with standard
fraud prevention tools, a virtual terminal and a website payments seal. Authorize.Net also
offers a number of low-cost, value-adding services designed to assist merchants with
managing their businesses. These services include:
- Recurring Billing - For merchants who process subscriptions or other
payments on a recurring basis.
- Advanced Fraud Detection - A suite of fully customisable filters designed to
recognise and report fraudulent transactions.
- Secure Data Storage- Allows merchants to store sensitive payment data on
Authorize.Net's secure servers, potentially simplifying compliance with industry
requirements and increasing overall payment security.
Additionally, for four years running, Authorize.Net's free customer support has
received the Ace Award for Customer Service Excellence from the market research firm
The Authorize.Net Developer Center (http://developer.authorize.net) provides
developers around the world with comprehensive resources for adding payment functionality
to their client's solutions and applications. The Developer Center provides access to
integration guides, sample code, testing tools and community forums. Information on how
developers can market their solutions using the Authorize.Net affiliate and certification
programs is also available.
Notes to Editors:
Authorize.Net provides simple pricing options depending on the needs of your business
and the currencies you need to accept. Additional information is available at http://www.authorize.net/uk or by calling +44 (0) 203 564 4843.
CyberSource Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Visa Inc., is a payment
management company. More than 400,000 businesses worldwide use CyberSource
[http://www.cybersource.com ] and Authorize.Net [http://www.authorize.net ] brand solutions
to process online payments, streamline fraud management and simplify payment security. The
company is headquartered in Foster City, California, and maintains offices throughout the
world, with regional headquarters in Singapore, Tokyo, Miami, Sao Paulo and Reading, U.K.
CyberSource operates in Europe under agreement with Visa Europe. For more information,
please visit http://www.cybersource.com.
About Visa Inc.
Visa is a global payments technology company that connects consumers, businesses,
financial institutions and governments in more than 200 countries and territories to fast,
secure and reliable electronic payments. We operate one of the world's most advanced
processing networks-VisaNet-that is capable of handling more than 24,000 transaction
messages a second, with fraud protection for consumers and assured payment for merchants.
Visa is not a bank and does not issue cards, extend credit or set rates and fees for
consumers. Visa's innovations, however, enable its financial institution customers to
offer consumers more choices: pay now with debit, ahead of time with prepaid or later with
credit products. For more information, visit corporate.visa.com
For further information contact:
Richard Bell / Lauren White
OTTAWA, May 2, 2013 /CNW/ - Espial, a leader in on-demand TV software
and solutions, today announced that it has been granted U.S. Patent #
8,286,217 by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. The patent covers
technology that enables service providers to implement fast channel
change (FCC) on set-top boxes and TVs powered by IPTV networks.
Together with the current patent grant, Espial now has patents with
over 80 claims that specifically cover the fast channel change
"Espial is honored to be awarded another patent by the U.S. Patent and
Trademark Office that further expands our intellectual property
portfolio," said Jaison Dolvane, president and CEO, Espial. "Service
providers globally are migrating to deliver live TV over IP networks,
and a fast channel change user experience is crucial to enabling a
successful transition. Espial's innovations in video over IP date back
to products we have been commercially deploying since the early 2000s,
and we continue to invest in further developments."
Espial is a leading supplier of digital TV and IPTV software and
solutions to cable MSOs and telecommunications operators as well as
consumer electronics manufacturers. Espial's middleware,
video-on-demand, and browser products power a diverse range of pay-TV
and Internet TV business models. Over 35 million licenses of its
patented software are in use across the world. Espial is headquartered
in Ottawa, Canada and has offices in the United States, Europe, and
Asia. Visit http://www.espial.com or contact via phone at +1 613 230 4770.
Salesforce.com Launches Salesforce Communities--Ending the Era of Legacy Portal Software
New Salesforce Communities will enable customer companies to create social communities with business data and processes embedded at the core, eliminating the trade off between legacy portals and social point solutions
With the industry's first social and mobile community solution, customer companies will be able to transform how they sell, service and market
Leading customer companies such as Food and Drug Administration, GE, Pernod Ricard and the World Economic Forum have deployed Salesforce Communities to connect with their customers, partners and products in entirely new ways
SAN FRANCISCO, May 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Salesforce.com [NYSE: CRM], the enterprise cloud computing company, today launched Salesforce Communities, ending the era of legacy portal software. With new Salesforce Communities, customer companies will be able to create social communities with business data and processes embedded at the core to transform how they sell, service and market. Communities can also be created for any customer experience--in a mobile banking app, in a video game or even in a car. Leading customer companies, including Food and Drug Administration, GE, Pernod Ricard and the World Economic Forum have deployed Salesforce Communities to connect with customers, partners and products in entirely new ways.
-- "Today marks the end of the legacy portal software era," said Alex
Dayon, president of applications and platform, salesforce.com. "The next
generation of enterprise apps are social with business data embedded at
the core and accessible from any device. With Salesforce Communities,
customer companies can connect with customers, partners and employees in
entirely new ways and from anywhere."
-- "Pernod Ricard is now democratizing knowledge inside and outside of our
institution with social technology," said Alexandre Ricard, deputy CEO
and COO, Pernod Ricard. "Managers are empowered with the information
needed to act quickly, shape our strategy and identify future
opportunities. Salesforce Communities will empower our managers to
partner with our distributors, ensuring that our brand image is
-- "Connecting communities through interactions, insights and impact is at
the core of our organisation," said Jeremy Jurgens, chief information
and interaction officer, World Economic Forum. "Salesforce Communities
allows us to address each of these elements by extending our social
community to the business, political, academic and other leaders of
society that shape global, regional and industry agendas."
-- "Over time, communities will evolve with processes associated to the
community becoming embedded in core business workflow processes," said
Vanessa Thompson, research manager of enterprise collaboration and
social solutions, IDC. "Salesforce Communities is able to build on the
strong base of Sales Cloud, Service Cloud and Marketing Cloud to extend
specific workflow and enable an ongoing conversation with customers,
partners and suppliers."
New Salesforce Communities: The End of Legacy Portals
Today, more than ever, companies need to connect with their customers and partners in new ways. The popularity of crowd sourcing in social communities such as Yelp, the level of engagement on social networks like Facebook, and the increase in connected devices in the consumer world--all combined with the unprecedented growth in global adoption of mobile devices--have created a new generation of customers and partners who have new expectations for how they want to engage with a company.
But companies have not been able to offer this kind of collaborative, engaging experience in their business. Previously, they had to choose between legacy portals, which are strictly transactional, and social point solutions that are conversational, but disconnected from the business. By combining the power of social communities with the business data, processes, and platform of the world's #1 CRM solution, new Salesforce Communities enable companies to quickly create networks that connect customers, partners and even products in entirely new ways.
Salesforce Communities: Transform Sales, Customer Service, Marketing and More
Powered by Salesforce Chatter, the leading enterprise social network, Salesforce Communities will put social and mobile at the core of every community. And because it is built on the Salesforce Platform, Salesforce Communities is extensible and can be embedded into any experience--in a mobile banking app, in a video game or even in a car.
Using Salesforce Communities, customer companies will be able to increase sales efficiency among partners and distributors, deliver unmatched customer service, bring brands and agencies together around in-the-moment ad campaigns, and create a community for anything they can imagine.
-- Salesforce Communities for Sales: Now companies will be able to create
customized communities to connect with channel partners, distributors,
resellers and suppliers in entirely new ways. With complete visibility
across the entire channel, companies will be able to drive more sales
and increase revenue through seamless lead sharing and deal
registration, access to proven sales tools and direct collaboration with
-- Salesforce Communities for Service: Customers will have a single
destination to get answers quickly--whether from a company's knowledge
base, members of its community or directly from company experts or
service reps. And because communities are accessible from any device,
customers can solve problems and get answers from anywhere.
-- Salesforce Communities for Marketing: Companies will be able to connect
with customers and agencies in entirely new ways to better market
products. Companies can develop communities to collaborate on product
development with customers to accelerate innovation. They can also
create communities with agencies to provide access to the company's
latest creative concepts and brand guidelines-- streamlining creative
development for faster approvals and ensuring everyone stays on the same
-- Salesforce Communities for Any Experience: For the first time, customer
companies will be able to quickly create and deploy any custom community
to connect with customers, partners and products. Whether communities
are built to connect employees to customers for new product ideation,
connect devices with manufacturers and dealers to streamline feedback
loops or connect machines to customer purchase patterns to strengthen
customer loyalty, now any business process can be social and mobile.
Customer Companies Connect with Customers, Partners & Products in New Ways
Leading global brands are realizing new levels of success with Salesforce Communities today by deepening their relationships with their customers, partners and products. For example, the Food and Drug Administration leverages Salesforce Communities to humanize and streamline the federal approval process for drugs and medical devices. And Pernod Ricard can now streamline operational processes to place, promote and price their brands globally across distributors and harness the wisdom of customers to plan campaigns.
Pricing & Availability
-- Pricing for Salesforce Communities will start at $500 per month.
-- Salesforce Communities is currently scheduled to be generally available
by the Summer '13 release.
Founded in 1999,salesforce.com is the enterprise cloud computing leader.Salesforce.com's social and mobile cloud technologies enable companies to transform into customer companies by connecting with their customers, employees, partners and products in entirely new ways. Based onsalesforce.com's real-time, multitenant architecture, the company's apps and platform revolutionize the way companies sell, service, market and innovate.
-- Grow your business with the #1 sales app,Salesforce Sales Cloud
-- Deliver amazing customer service with the #1 service app,Salesforce
-- Listen, publish and advertise with the #1 social marketing
app,Salesforce Marketing Cloud
-- Build and deliver social and mobile apps with theSalesforce Platform,
and extend success with the world's leading enterprise app marketplace,
Any unreleased services or features referenced in this or other press releases or public statements are not currently available and may not be delivered on time or at all. Customers who purchasesalesforce.com applications should make their purchase decisions based upon features that are currently available.Salesforce.com has headquarters in San Francisco, with offices in Europe and Asia, and trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol "CRM." For more information please visithttp://salesforce.com, or call 1-800-NO-SOFTWARE
NEXCOM Introduces Appliance Based on Freescale(R) QorIQ(R) T4240 SoC and Aims for Gbps UTM Throughput
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, May 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- NEXCOM 1U network security appliance NSA 5640 is designed for advanced Unified Threat Management (UTM) solutions with multi-Gigabit throughput. Featuring the Freescale multicore QorIQ T4240 SoC and high-speed networking and interconnect interfaces, the NSA 5640 addresses the escalating cyber threats fueled by rising network communication, bandwidth-hungry activities and number and complexity of Internet-based attacks.
The NSA 5640 is a dedicated network security appliance based on Freescale's QorIQ T4240 24 virtual-core communications processor integrated with Data Path Acceleration Architecture (DPAA) packet handling infrastructure. Combining up to 6GB of DDR3 memory, NSA 5640 bolsters network security and network responsiveness in the face of high volume network traffic.
"The escalating threats to network security have driven network security appliances to exploit highly-integrated multicore architectures. NEXCOM NSA 5640, based on the T4240, is a high-end appliance which can act on unauthorized traffic, malicious activities, spam and malware at Gigabit throughput rate," explained Hadwin Liu director of product management, NEXCOM Network and Communication Solutions Business Unit.
"Freescale's flagship QorIQ T4240 communications processor is an SoC platform delivering exceptional performance per watt," said Toby Foster, Freescale Senior Product Marketing Manager for T4240. T4240's twelve dual-threaded Power Architecture® e6500 cores running to 1.8GHz and over 50Gb/s of Ethernet connectivity with advanced packet handling acceleration make it a perfect fit for high-performance integrated data and control plane applications.
NEXCOM supplements the NSA 5640 with full SoC services, including board support package (BSP), customized operating systems and technical support for application software integration, building an optimized appliance based on different project needs.
-- Freescale QorIQ T4240 communications processor, 1.8GHz
-- Up to 6GB DDR3 memory
-- 1x mini PCIe expansion
-- 8 GbE LAN ports, optional 4-port SFP+/10GBase-T module
-- Onboard 2GB NAND flash, 128MB NOR flash
-- Removable SD card at front
For more information, please contact NEXCOM's distributor, Mr. Mehrdad Taher Zadeh of HAL TECHNOLOGY LLC, at +971-4-454-7657, email@example.com or visit http://www.nexcom.com.
Founded in 1992, NEXCOM has five business units which focus on vertical markets across industrial computer, in-vehicle computer, multimedia, network and communication, and intelligent digital security industries. NEXCOM serves its customers worldwide through its subsidiaries in seven major industrial countries. NEXCOM gains stronghold in vertical markets with its industry-leading products including the rugged fanless computer NISE series, the in-vehicle computer VTC series, the network and security appliance NSA series and the digital signage player NDiS series.
Tech-Coordinator Of The Year Revolutionized The Way Students Learn Math And Science In His District Using Robots
School district's teachers completed professional development on using robots as teaching-aid tools to teach Math and Science
CEDAR HILL, Texas, May 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Students at Cedar Hill Independent School District delighted as Mr. Kyle Berger introduced the RobotsLAB BOX to Middle and High School Math and Science Classes. Students didn't imagine that a quadcopter could help them understand quadratic equations, and a robotic arm can help them figure out sine and cosine. With a standards-aligned curriculum, the RobotsLAB BOX (http://www.RobotsLAB.com/box) is a revolutionary teaching-aid tool for Math and Science teachers, introducing robotics technology and an easy-to-use tablet with pre-loaded lessons, to demonstrate abstract concepts using robots.
"My students struggle to understand these topics," said April Cordry-Moore, Pre-Calculus teacher at the Cedar Hill high school. "By using these robots, I'm sure students will find the math behind it fun and engaging. Best of all, I don't need prior experience with robotics in order to bring these advanced technologies into my classroom"
Mr. Kyle Berger who advocated for this revolution, is the district's CTE Director. He was elected as the "Tech Coordinator of the Year" for his constant contribution of bringing innovative and cutting-edge technologies into the classrooms and the local community. Thanks to his passion to drive forward the district, Cedar Hill ISD is one of the first adopters of the product.
RobotsLAB BOX is aligned with the school's STEM program announced last Thursday, April 23 at the informational meeting for parents at the Cedar Hill ISD.
"Our goal is to develop students who use science, technology, engineering and mathematics to solve real world problems and to provide them with exposure to additional career opportunities," said Instructional Coordinator Brian Ward.
RobotsLAB is supporting the school's educators, providing professional-development and introducing robots in unexpected places such as algebra lessons covering abstract concepts.
The company created an affordable solution for middle and high schools; equipping the RobotsLAB-BOX with several robots that demonstrate core concepts in Algebra, Physics, Geometry, Trigonometry and Calculus.
About RobotsLAB: RobotsLAB is the specialist in robotics and education. The team includes teachers, professors, roboticists and engineers passionate about making STEM teaching fun and engaging for teachers and students. http://www.RobotsLAB.com
MiiPC, the World's First Family Android PC, Adds a Double Memory Feature with Just 7 Days to Go
SAN MATEO, California, May 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
Hit Kickstarter project doubles the device's memory and provides a free
built-in microphone for backers
MiiPC [http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2102024857/1909836057?tokenaa9d5c8 ], the
PC aimed at parents that smashed its funding goal on Kickstarter within 24 hours, today
announces that lucky backers can double the memory of their device easily. In addition,
MiiPC now comes with a free built-in microphone for everyone. The hit Kickstarter project
is upsetting the traditional PC market by launching the first family computer on Android,
and now provides the option to double MiiPC's memory from 1GB (RAM) and 4GB (Flash) to 2GB
(RAM) and 8GB (Flash) for just $15 before their campaign ends in a week's time.
MiiPC smashed its funding goal by raising $50,000 in just 22 hours and 43 minutes from
its official launch on Kickstarter [http://www.miipc.com/kickstarter ], and allows parents
to monitor their kids' online activities in real time. Parents can let their children surf
the web, play games, watch media and do their homework, safe in the knowledge that they
are not being exposed to inappropriate content or distractions. By doubling the memory of
the device people can enjoy increased multi-tasking performance; better & faster task
switching between apps; and enhanced performance on larger and complicated apps or files.
Young Soung, Founder of MiiPC, explains: "Throughout the campaign our backers have
enquired as to whether they can upgrade the memory of their MiiPC, and we have been
listening. We are very excited to offer the double memory option to all of our Kickstarter
backers and new backers alike at an affordable price, for those who want to get more
performance headroom with their MiiPC devices."
Those who pre-order MiiPC will also receive a free built-in microphone to accompany
their device as an added bonus. The device already comes with a HDMI connection, so it can
be hooked up to computer monitors and most modern TVs and with two USB ports - meaning the
whole experience is optimized to provide a true keyboard and mouse experience. Parents can
then determine what their children can and can't have access to via the MiiPC companion
mobile app, whether they're at work, the supermarket, or a restaurant.
With total funding secured MiiPC will now go into production, ready to deliver to
early bird backers in July. Right now those who pre-order MiiPC will receive the device at
a special Kickstarter price of $99 ($114 with the memory upgrade) before their campaign
ends on May 8th, 2013. After their Kickstarter campaign finishes additional devices will
be available at http://www.miipc.comat the regular price of $129 ($149 with double
Double memory option
- For existing backers you can upgrade from the 1GB (RAM) and 4GB (Flash) to
2GB (RAM) and 8GB (Flash) for $15 before the Kickstarter campaign ends
- New backers can also order the new package of 2GB (RAM) and 8GB (Flash) for
$114 ($99 + $15) by selecting the appropriate Kickstarter reward
Benefits of larger system RAM include
- Overall increased multi-tasking performance when using multiple Android
apps, better & faster task switching
- Enhanced performance on larger & complicated apps (e.g. photo/video editors,
complex games, XBMC-like Media Center) or open larger/more complex files
Key features of MiiPC
- Companion MiiPC mobile app allows parents to monitor and adjust their
children's activities in real time, whether they're at home or out of the house - so
perfect for busy or working parents
- Internet security is no longer a worry as parents can be assured that their
children aren't viewing unsuitable content
- Unlimited multi-user accounts can be set-up for different family members,
giving each different access to suitable apps and games. Makes it easy to spot if one
member is hogging the computer/helps stop family squabbles over computer use
- MiiPC is a fully functioning computer that runs on only 8.5 - 10 watts - 10x
less than the average computer, so environmentally friendly and cheaper to run
MiiPC runs on Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean) leveraging the ever-growing Android application
ecosystem. To complete the desktop computing experience MiiPC comes with access to a Web
Apps Center, which will include productivity, games, entertainment, multimedia and
Full specifications include:
- Processor: Marvell(R) ARMADA(R) Family Series Dual Core1.2GHz SoC
- Storage: 4GB Internal Flash (expandable via SD Slot and USB port) - 8GB if
double memory option chosen
- System RAM: 1GB DDR3 SDRAM - 2GB if double memory option chosen
- Connectivity: Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n), Ethernet Port, and Bluetooth (4.0)
- Connect to TV: HDMI (1080p/720p) output
- I/O: 2 USB 2.0 Ports, Speaker & Built-in Microphone
- Free MiiPC Companion Mobile App for iOS and Android
MiiPC has been created by a team of developers at ZeroDesktop, Inc, based in Silicon
ZeroDesktop, Inc. is a leading developer of next generation Cloud Operating System and
Cloud Service Brokerage Solutions for Consumers, Telecoms, OEMs, ISVs and Enterprises. The
ZeroDesktop Infrastructure aggregates scattered digital content from local storage,
network drives and cloud services providing unified access by PCs, tablets and mobile
Combining their software expertise in Cloud technologies along with their own personal
understanding and experience of family struggles with the Internet led them to conceive of
This is ZeroDesktop's first product that combines hardware and software aimed at the
consumer marketplace. ZeroDesktop is headquartered in San Mateo, CA and has 18 employees
worldwide with development centers in both Silicon Valley and Europe.
LG Electronics USA Introduces HVAC Portfolio For Hospitality Market
12 Reliable New PTAC and PTHP Models Feature Industry-Leading Energy Efficiency Rating, Ultra-Quiet Operation, Plus Exclusive LG Compressors, Ventilation Controls
ALPHARETTA, Ga., May 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- LG Electronics USA announced today an updated portfolio of Packaged Terminal Air Conditioner (PTAC) solutions for the hotel and hospitality market, with an Energy Efficiency Rating (EER) of up to 13.3, the highest rating now available in the category.
LG's reliable new line of PTAC products includes 6 updated models offering a range of capacity options to meet the needs of a rapidly expanding hospitality market. The 208-230V Heating & Cooling models are available up to 7,300, 9,500, 12,200, 15,100 Btu/h capacities with EER ranging from 11.2 (15,100 Btu/h model) up to 13.3 (7,300 Btu/h model). The 265V Heating & Cooling Models include 9,700 Btu/h and 12,200 Btu/h models, with EER up to 12.8 and 11.9, respectively. 6 new LG Packaged Terminal Heat Pump (PTHP) models also are available for each voltage and capacity.
"LG continues to develop HVAC solutions to meet the unique requirements of hospitality settings and multi-room properties, especially as demand for more effective, targeted temperature control increases and operators seek smarter, more energy efficient solutions to satisfy guest needs," said Kevin McNamara, vice president, Commercial Air Conditioning, LG Electronics USA. "Our broad new PTAC lineup responds to market demand for a higher efficiency solution, which was previously generally available through expensive energy management systems, while further enhancing performance, quality and reliability with core components designed and built by LG."
Industry differentiators for the new product line include an updated compressor - designed and manufactured by LG - for higher efficiency levels, combined with Dual Brushless Digitally Controlled (BLDC) motors on interior and exterior of unit and an innovative cross flow fan to further increase performance levels with decreased noise levels.
With sound pressure ratings as low as 45 dBA (IDU) and 61 dBA (ODU), PTAC models from LG greatly reduce both in-room and exterior noise levels compared with traditional multi-room HVAC systems.
LG's PTAC portfolio incorporates a range of additional benefits for hotel operators, facility managers and service technicians, including:
-- Positive Temperature Coefficient (PTC) Ceramic heaters for safer and
more effective heat distribution, without emitting common odors
associated with heaters manufactured using alternate materials
(available on 208V-230V models)
-- Gold Fin(TM )anti-corrosion treatment on condenser coil on all models,
providing an efficient and highly effective protection while extending
-- Enhanced controls and user-friendly display, including timer and Energy
-- All PTAC models manufactured and tested in LG factories for quality
-- Compatible with most energy management systems for additional energy
For more information on LG's PTAC solutions for the hospitality market, or the complete portfolio of HVAC solutions for both residential and commercial industries, visit http://www.lghvac.com.
Designs, features and specifications subject to change without notice.
LG Electronics USA Air Conditioning
The LG Electronics USA Commercial Air Conditioning business is based in Alpharetta, Ga. A 2013 ENERGY STAR(®) Partner of the Year, LG is a leading player in the global air conditioning market, manufacturing both commercial and residential air conditioners and providing total sustainability and building management solutions. From consumer and individual units to industrial and specialized air conditioning systems, LG provides a wide range of products for heating, ventilating and air conditioning. LG Electronics USA, Inc., based in Englewood Cliffs, N.J., is the North American subsidiary of LG Electronics, Inc., a $45 billion global force and technology leader in consumer electronics, home appliances. mobile communications, and air conditioning & energy solutions.
NETGEAR Kicks Off $1,000,000 App Development Contest
Earn a chance at the grand prize and recognition as top app developer; Gain access to millions of consumers through NETGEAR genie+ marketplace
SAN JOSE, Calif., May 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --NETGEAR®, Inc. (NASDAQGM: NTGR) (http://www.netgear.com), a global networking company that delivers innovative products to consumers, businesses and service providers, today launched a Million Dollar App Contest (http://www.netgearappcontest.com) to encourage software developers around the U.S. to create innovative apps for Connected Homes and Businesses available on the NETGEAR genie+(TM) marketplace (https://genie.netgear.com/). NETGEAR is looking for developers to join the 1,000+ member-strong NETGEAR Smart Network Developer Program (http://developer.netgear.com). Participating developers will submit their most creative and original work to NETGEAR's panel of judges. The top 3 app developers will win a trip to Las Vegas and the winner of the contest will also receive $10,000 with a chance to win the $1,000,000 40-year annuity* grand prize during the 2014 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES®). Participants will also earn revenue by monetizing their apps through the NETGEAR genie+ marketplace.
"NETGEAR is focused on changing how consumers interact with connected devices in the home to create a seamless hardware and software experience," said Cedar Milazzo, NETGEAR's vice president of software engineering. "With this SDK, developers can create powerful home and business apps and deliver them to millions of NETGEAR devices. Our Million Dollar App Contest is an opportunity for developers to amaze the world by building exciting new apps that create a compelling and unique experience for NETGEAR router and ReadyNAS® users, further enhancing the overall connected lifestyle of consumers."
The registration period and the deadline for submitting apps for the NETGEAR Million Dollar App Contest ends at midnight on September 30, 2013. Developers who complete the registration requirements, whether current or new members of the Smart Network Developer Program, are eligible to participate and may submit multiple entries. Participants must be legal residents of the U.S. and over the age of 18. The Top App Developer as determined by the judges will win $10,000 and have one shot at winning the $1,000,000 40-year annuity grand prize*. All accepted apps will be featured on the NETGEAR genie+ marketplace.
Submissions may be any kind of software application developed using the NETGEAR Smart Network Software Development Kit (SDK), be it for the web, a personal computer, or a mobile handheld device. Apps can fall into a wide range of market segments, such as business productivity; gaming; health; home energy; home monitoring; media (music and video); network management; network security; storage (backup and file sharing); printing; and support for both tech and non-tech services. A judging panel of industry experts will score the apps based on criteria in five categories of equal importance: (1) ease of use; (2) features and functions; (3) originality; (4) indispensability; and (5) integration of hardware. Full contest details and official rules and restrictions are described on the NETGEAR Million Dollar App Contest website (http://www.netgearappcontest.com).
The top three app developers will receive a trip to Las Vegas, where the one grand prizewinner will be announced in a press conference on January 6, 2014, coinciding with the start of CES. Fifteen runners-up will also receive prizes, including NETGEAR ReadyNAS network attached storage devices or NETGEAR high performance routers.
The Smart Network and genie+ marketplace
Most home networks today are not smart enough to understand and optimize what you do, recognize the devices you connect to, or simply make whatever you do easier. The NETGEAR Smart Network is an intelligent network that enhances and adapts to individual lifestyle or business needs, personalized and customized based on the smart devices end users have (such as routers, gateways, network storage, switches, access points and more), the tasks that they want to do, and the applications they want to run.
The NETGEAR Smart Network is a first-of-its-kind platform that optimizes applications using the network, making devices easier to connect and run better and faster. With the Smart Network, NETGEAR enables application developers to take advantage of these previously under-utilized resources that are always on and always connected. Just as you customize your smartphone with apps or decide which channels you want to watch on TV, the Smart Network will revolutionize how you look at your network, to add more value.
With the evolution of genie+ marketplace, NETGEAR has opened up a world of possibilities for Smart Network developers -- over 1,000 and counting -- to create and monetize exciting, new apps to help you get the most out of your network. Launched last year, genie+ marketplace provides a simple way to download a variety of cutting-edge apps that can expand and customize NETGEAR routers, gateways, and network-attached storage (NAS) devices, while offering developers an end-to-end opportunity to monetize those apps. The suite of new applications includes productivity tools, media sharing applications, and a variety of other useful apps.
About NETGEAR, Inc.
NETGEAR (NASDAQGM: NTGR) is a global networking company that delivers innovative products to consumers, businesses and service providers. For consumers, the company makes high performance, dependable and easy to use home networking, storage and digital media products to connect people with the Internet and their content and devices. For businesses, NETGEAR provides networking, storage and security solutions without the cost and complexity of big IT. The company also supplies top service providers with retail proven, whole home solutions for their customers. NETGEAR products are built on a variety of proven technologies such as wireless, Ethernet and Powerline, with a focus on reliability and ease-of-use. NETGEAR products are sold in approximately 35,000 retail locations around the globe, and through approximately 41,000 value-added resellers. The company's headquarters are in San Jose, Calif., with additional offices in over 25 countries. NETGEAR is an ENERGY STAR® partner. More information is available at http://www.NETGEAR.com or by calling (408) 907-8000. Connect with NETGEAR at twitter.com/NETGEAR and http://www.facebook.com/NETGEAR.
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ABBYY Introduces Mobile, Invoice Initiatives at Inaugural ABBYY Technology Summit
Resellers From U.S., Mexico and Taiwan Receive Insight into ABBYY Data Capture Solution Roadmap and Partner Program During Two Day Summit and Award Ceremony
MILPITAS, Calif., May 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- ABBYY, a leading provider of document recognition, document capture, and linguistic technologies and professional services, held its inaugural ABBYY Technology Summit April 24-25 in San Jose, Calif., introducing reseller partners to several new company initiatives. Resellers from throughout the U.S., Mexico and Taiwan gathered at the summit to get insight into ABBYY's data capture solution roadmap; discuss new initiatives and learn more about the updated ABBYY partner program. Attendees were also given in-depth overviews on ABBYY's new mobile capture solution and Invoice Accelerator, as well as enhancements designed to make integration with ECM, ERP and other line-of-business applications easier.
"Last week's ABBYY Technology Summit was a critical milestone for the company as it was another step in our continued effort to bring more value to our reseller partners," said Bill Kouzi, vice president of sales, distribution for ABBYY USA. "Combined with the new partner program we announced earlier this year, the Summit gives our resellers the tools to better identify market opportunities, accelerate sales and meet their revenue goals. We look forward to working closely with our partners both at future Technology Summits and one-on-one to expand the reach of our data capture solutions and meet their customers' needs."
The ABBYY Technology Summit provided opportunities for attendees to learn about the company's mobile capture solution and new Invoice Accelerator, identifying new revenue prospects for partners. ABBYY's mobile capture solution allows VARs to extend FlexiCapture functionality by capturing documents with mobile devices, enabling documents to remain in the same workflow and process as if they had been captured using a traditional scanner. Leveraging ABBYY's mature mobile technology, the mobile capture solution enables VARs to expand their offerings to customers with out-of-the-box mobile solutions. ABBYY's Invoice Accelerator answers customer demand for invoice capture products with quicker time-to-value. It is optimized to support out-of-the-box data extraction for invoices, regardless of layout. This makes it easier for partners to offer invoice processing services to their customers, creating recurring revenue opportunities.
"Access to information has never been more critical to the success of organizations in every market sector and in every region," said Aram Pakchanian, director of worldwide data capture business at ABBYY. "Our data capture solutions make it easier for valuable information to be unlocked from paper documents and photos and shared throughout the organization. This enables faster, more informed decisions to be made, giving a competitive edge and delivering value to the organization."
Sponsored by ABBYY partners Fujitsu, Docuware, D.velop, Epson, FileBound, OfficeGemini, Panasonic and NewWave the two-day ABBYY Technology Summit included a full agenda of product overviews and roadmap previews. VARs participated in discussions on the product direction and joint sales, marketing and client service initiatives. At a Wednesday evening award ceremony, high-performing reseller partners were recognized for their commitment to and success with ABBYY's data capture solutions. The following VARs were recognized for their achievements:
-- Recognition Server Leadership Award - Conarc
-- FlexiCapture Leadership Award - Process Fusion
-- Largest Year-Over-Year Growth - Conarc
-- New Partner of the Year - Tallega Software
-- Partner of the Year - WiseTrend
For more information about the ABBYY Technology Summit, please visit http://www.tryabbyy.com/, follow the company on Twitter or LinkedIn, or "Like" the company's Facebook page.
ABBYY is a leading provider of document recognition, data capture and linguistic technologies and services. Its key products include the ABBYY FineReader line of optical character recognition (OCR) applications, ABBYY FlexiCapture line of data capture solutions, ABBYY Lingvo dictionary software, and development tools. ABBYY Language Services provides comprehensive linguistic solutions to corporate customers. Paper-intensive organizations from all over the world use ABBYY solutions to automate time- and labor-consuming tasks and to streamline business processes. ABBYY products are used in large-scale government projects such as those of Australian Taxation Office, Lithuanian Tax Inspectorate, Ministry of Education of Russia, Ministry of Education of Ukraine, Montgomery County Government of the USA, and Government of Canada. Companies that license ABBYY technologies include BancTec, Canon, EMC/Captiva, Hewlett-Packard, KnowledgeLake, Microsoft, NewSoft, Notable Solutions, Samsung Electronics and more. ABBYY OCR applications are shipped with equipment from the world's top manufacturers such as Epson, Fujitsu, Fuji Xerox, Microtek, Panasonic, Plustek, Ricoh, Toshiba, and Xerox. ABBYY is headquartered in Moscow, Russia, with offices in Germany, the UK, the United States, Canada, Ukraine, Cyprus, Australia, Japan and Taiwan. For more information, visit http://www.abbyy.com.
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iTalk Inc. Launches Mobile Broadband Data Service - Nationwide Coverage to over 280M People in 12,900 cities
FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla., May 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- iTalk Inc. (OTCQB: TALK) (OTCBB: TALK) ("iTalk" or the "Company") is pleased to announce today that it has launched its mobile broadband data service. The new service, which runs on the Nationwide Sprint Network, covers 97% of the United States to over 280 million people in 12,900 cities.
"Surging mobile data usage and costs are familiar and controversial topics in the wireless industry these days as consumers are beginning to understand that many carriers will continue to make significant upward pricing adjustments to their mobile internet access plans," commented David F. Levy, Chief Executive Officer of iTalk Inc. "The new iTalk low cost, no contract mobile broadband data service plan is ideal for users who need to be fully connected when out of the office or home, but don't want to pay high data plan rates for occasional use. This will give more people the opportunity to experience the benefits of broadband on-the-go and can save the average business user up to $600 over a standard two-year contract with major carriers, depending on their usage patterns."
The initial launch of the iTalk mobile broadband data service consists of one data plan that includes 2GB capacity for $29.99 monthly with no contract. Additional volume plans are anticipated to be rolled out following the initial launch.
Mr. Levy concluded, "In addition to selling this service direct to consumers, iTalk intends to pursue volume wholesale distribution deals with nationwide re-sellers and other dealers."
At iTalk, we are a mobile communications company using innovative and disruptive technologies to offer consumers a high quality cellular alternative while severely undercutting all major national carriers. Our lead product is the iTalk Sleeve, which when combined with an iPod Touch, our iTalk mobile app, and our aggressive pricing plans, provides consumers with a No Contract, High Voice Quality, and Lowest Price in the industry alternative to traditional cellular coverage. We will continue to search out and develop innovate products and services that will reduce consumers monthly voice and data charges while providing them with additional functionality. Through our access to an extensive network, we are able to offer nationwide voice and data coverage to 280 million people in more than 12,900 cities.
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Vuzix Sells Out of Gold Software Developer Kits for New M100 Smart Glasses
Running a full native Android OS simplifies development and provides compatibility with thousands of existing applications
NEW YORK, May 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Vuzix Corporation (TSX-V: VZX, OTC:BB: VUZI, FMB: V7X), the leading developer and supplier of smart glasses, announced that driven by strong demand, its initial run of Gold Edition M100 Smart Glasses Software Development Kits (SDK) have sold out with fulfillment expected over the coming several weeks. The Vuzix M100 Smart Glasses are a wearable display and computer for your smartphone. Vuzix is now shipping a limited number of M100 Gold SDKs to software, and augmented reality content developers and plans a wide-scale retail launch of the M100 this summer. Winner of the BEST OF INNOVATIONS in the Wireless Handset Accessory category at the 2013 Consumer Electronics Show (CES), the M100 continues to grow in popularity in the smartphone developer community.
Since its launch, the Gold Edition of the Vuzix M100 Smart Glasses SDK has received overwhelming attention from developers with several ordering multiple development kits to help accelerate their development. The Vuzix M100 SDK Silver Edition continues to be available with emulation software shipping immediately and hardware scheduled to ship in early summer.
Vuzix President and CEO Paul Travers said, "It is great to see such overwhelming demand for our Smart Glasses, especially from the enterprise and prosumer sectors. Since Vuzix M100 Smart Glasses are very similar to an Android based smart phone, using the same general hardware and Android OS, developers are finding it easy to write and port applications for the M100. Many of the applications available today through popular Android app stores are already confirmed to work unmodified with the M100 and in other cases just a few simple modifications allow them to provide optimum performance. This native mode compatibility opens the door to thousands of existing and optimized applications being able to work with the M100 on the day it ships."
Technology opinion leaders and the press are writing about smart glasses becoming the next big wave in mobile technology. According to ABI Research, wearable computing devices will exceed 485 million annual device shipments by 2018. A recent article in Scientific American titled, "When Everybody Starts Wearing Smart glasses, Google Won't Be the Only Player," explains that sales of the devices will depend on the development of compelling apps and presents Vuzix' M100 as a player in the smart glasses space.
About The Vuzix M100
The Vuzix M100 Smart Glasses are a wearable display and computer for your smartphone or direct network connection, they have a built in color display driven by a powerful processing engine running the Android OS, they also have built in head tracker and GPS for spatial and positional awareness. An integrated camera enables video recording, still image capture and opens the potential for powerful augmented reality applications. Having all this technology in a single wearable display and computer allows applications that are running in the glasses to perform required real-time processing for advanced applications like augmented reality and since it's all resident there is no requirement to connect to the internet to use them.
About Vuzix Corporation
Vuzix is a leading supplier of video and cloud connected video eyewear products in the consumer, industrial, media and entertainment markets. The company's personal display products offer users a portable high quality viewing experience for industrial wearable displays, consumer digital content viewing as well as 3D, virtual and augmented reality experiences. Vuzix also provides developer software and support to enable the growth and development of AR applications for its mobile devices. With its origins in defense research and development for next generation display solutions, Vuzix holds over 44 patents and patents pending in the video eyewear field. The company has won 14 Consumer Electronics Show Innovations Awards, the RetailVision Best New Product and several wireless technology innovation awards, among others. Founded in 1997, Vuzix is a public company (TSX-V:VZX - News, OTC:BB: VUZI, FMB: V7X) with offices in Rochester, NY , Oxford, UK and Tokyo , Japan . For more information visit http://www.vuzix.com.
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Certain statements contained in this release are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and applicable Canadian securities laws. Forward looking statements contained in this release relate to, among other things, future product releases, including the M100 and its capabilities, new opportunities, the Company's ability to capitalize on new opportunities with developers, the Company's ability and costs to further develop, produce and manufacture the M100, and the Company's leadership in the Video Eyewear industry. They are generally identified by words such as "believes," "may," "expects," "anticipates," "should'" and similar expressions. Readers should not place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements, which are based upon the Company's beliefs and assumptions as of the date of this release. The Company's actual results could differ materially due to risk factors and other items described in more detail in the "Risk Factors" section of the Company's Annual Reports and MD&A filed with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission and applicable Canadian securities regulators (copies of which may be obtained at http://www.sedar.com or http://www.sec.gov). Subsequent events and developments may cause these forward-looking statements to change. The Company specifically disclaims any obligation or intention to update or revise these forward-looking statements as a result of changed events or circumstances that occur after the date of this release, except as required by applicable law.
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First "WeJIT-Enhanced" Kurt Vonnegut e-Book Released
Bringing the Vonnegut Commencement Speeches to Life with Technology
SANTA ROSA Calif., May 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- RosettaBooks and technology solution provider Democrasoft today announced the release of the "WeJIT Enhanced" e-book version of a compilation of master storyteller Kurt Vonnegut's commencement speeches entitled If This Isn't Nice, What Is?: Advice for the Young.
The e-book features embedded interactive WeJIT technology, which enables readers to connect with the other readers and even potential readers, directly in the e-book. In the case of the new Vonnegut book, the WeJIT will specifically ask readers to answer the question: "What's your favorite Kurt Vonnegut quote?" With WeJIT technology, the reader will be able to step into the satirical witticisms and unique perspectives of the iconic author, collected from readers and Vonnegut fans around the world, and to share and discuss these specific quotes with anyone and everyone who is also a fan.
"I was a victim of a series of accidents, as are we all." - an example of just one "Vonnegutism," a popular term given by Vonnegut fans and book readers around the world.
"Kurt Vonnegut was known worldwide for his 'Vonnegutisms' and this will give his fans a chance to contribute their favorites," said Arthur Klebanoff, CEO of RosettaBooks.
According to Democrasoft CEO Richard Lang, "E-books are rapidly evolving and we are excited to be working with RosettaBooks in this exciting project. It will be fun to watch and read what Kurt Vonnegut fans around the world come up with, using the embedded WeJIT to collect and share their favorite Vonnegut quotes and perspectives."
While the "What's your favorite Kurt Vonnegut quote?" WeJIT contained in the new "WeJIT Enhanced" e-book is a unique e-book feature, anyone with Internet access, even those who don't yet have the e-book, can join the Vonnegut discussion right now at http://www.mywejit.com/#!vonnegut. This link can also be shared on all social media platforms, as well as with email.
William Gladstone, founder of Waterside Productions, Inc., the exclusive agency representing WeJITs to the publishing industry commented, "The use of WeJITs with Vonnegut e-books is precisely the reason our firm has invested in bringing awareness of WeJITs to publishers and authors. For the future of book publishing it is essential that digital books take advantage of the ability to create community and discoverability. The WeJIT does both. Readers will be able to use the WeJITs not just to enhance their own reading experience but to become part of the Vonnegut community." For more information about WeJITs Please go to: http://www.waterside.com/agency/wejit-for-publishers/
RosettaBooks is the leading independent eBook publisher. RosettaBooks publishes such timeless classics as Brave New World, Slaughterhouse-Five, the collected works of Arthur C. Clarke, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, and the complete works of Winston Churchill. RosettaBooks has published ten Kindle Singles, including Ray Bradbury's The Playground, nine of which are Best Sellers. RosettaBooks can be found on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/RosettaBooks?fref=ts). For more information, please visit http://www.RosettaBooks.com.
Democrasoft is an innovation and licensing company with a history of pioneering technology. It is the creator of the Collaborize platform and Collaborize Classroom (http://www.CollaborizeClassroom.com), the multi-award-winning blended-learning platform for grades K-20. It is also the creator of patented and award-winning WeJIT (http://www.MyWeJIT.com), a new model for self-contained, topic-based online collaboration that stretches across various platforms and communities. For more information, please visit http://www.Democrasoft.com.
About Waterfront Digital Press and Waterside Productions, Inc.
Waterfront Press is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Waterside Productions, Inc. a full-service literary agency founded in 1982 in Cardiff, California. As the world's premier literary agency for computer and technology authors, Waterside Productions' agents have successfully represented more than 5,000 books to over 50 publishers, generating more than $200 Million for authors. Waterfront has worked with some of the top authors in the world including Eckhart Tolle, Deepak Chopra, and Neale Donald Walsh. For more information please visit http://www.Waterfrontdigitalpress.com or http://www.Waterside.com.
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Hello Direct Announces it Now Carries All Major Headset Brands
Broader Brand Portfolio Now Accounts for Over 95% of Market
NASHUA, N.H., May 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Hello Direct announced that, effective today, it now sells all the leading brands of office and Unified Communications (UC) headsets and end point products, solidifying its position as the leading US B2B direct marketer of telephony products. In addition to continuing to sell Jabra's full line of office and consumer headsets, Hello Direct now offers the corded and wireless office and UC headsets from Plantronics, VXi, and Sennheiser. Together these four brands account for an estimated 95% of the US office headset market.
The market for UC headsets and USB accessories is experiencing a tremendous explosion of growth as many companies are deploying UC telephony platforms from Cisco, Microsoft & Avaya. Most of these platforms require a headset, as voice calls can now be handled over the PC as opposed to a traditional phone base system. A selection of this expanded product portfolio can be seen in the May issue of Hello Direct's award-winning catalog, while the full product line is available on the Hello Direct website at http://www.hellodirect.com.
In February, Hello Direct was acquired by Synergy Communications Management (SCM) of Cape Canaveral, FL, which also owns Call One, Allied Resources and other leading headset and Unified Communications device resellers. The acquisition by SCM enabled Hello Direct to join the largest headset/ UC affiliates group in the North American market and begin selling the other major headset brands.
"We are pleased to welcome Hello Direct to our group, and excited about being able to expand the brands available to Hello Direct customers," said Stephen Mays, SCM's VP of Business Development. "For years, Hello Direct has built its foundation upon providing outstanding customer service and first in class telecom solutions. Now, for the first time in over a decade, we are able to expand those telephony solution options for our customers by selling all the major brands. This is a very exciting time and we are looking forward to growing even stronger."
In addition to the four major brands of headsets, Hello Direct also carries leading brands of other telephony products and accessories, such as Polycom, Logitech, RCA, Panasonic, AT&T, Yamaha, Digital Loggers, Revo Labs, EnGenius, Snom, Konftel, and Aastra.
About Hello Direct
Hello Direct is a unit of Synergy Communications Management (SCM) of Cape Canaveral, FL, and is the leading US direct marketer of telephony products. In business since 1987, Hello Direct is based in Nashua, NH, where it maintains offices for its 54 employees and a distribution center that allows it to ship nearly all products on the day they are ordered.
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The Magic xpi integration enables Godrej Properties [http://www.godrejproperties.com ]
to automate many processes regarding its customers, sales, pricing, inventory, materials
and billing, and maintain up-to-date data in both Salesforce.com and SAP R/3. By
integrating data that was previously locked in separate silos, enterprises, such as Godrej
Properties, enjoy increased synergies and efficiencies, including: a more complete view of
their customers, real-time up-to-date data, automation of mundane tasks, fewer human
errors, improved customer service, and increased customer and employee satisfaction.
Magic's enterprise-grade platform and certified connectors to the most popular business
systems assure accurate, secure, scalable and high performance applications.
"Magic empowers its customers by enabling them to reliably integrate their
applications with a host of internationally renowned enterprise systems with minimum
effort. This is crucial for organizations, like Godrej Properties, where maximizing value
and employing the best tools to make informed business decisions are of vital importance,"
said Ran Lewinski, GM - Distribution of Magic Software Enterprises Ltd. "Magic xpi
Integration Platform recently received the India CIO Choice 2013 honor for Enterprise
Application Integration Software. This project is another piece of evidence showing the
growing adoption of Magic technology among Indian enterprises."
"Using Magic's technology [http://www.magicsoftware.com/technology ], we were able to
rapidly process transactions, while significantly reducing the risks and costs usually
associated with such integration projects," said Shailesh Joshi, CIO of Godrej Properties.
"This project enables our users to maximize the benefits of Salesforce.com
[http://www.salesforce.com ] and have all our updated customer data in SAP at any given
point in time."
About Magic Software Enterprises
Magic Software Enterprises (NASDAQ: MGIC) empowers customers and partners around the
globe with smarter technology that provides a multichannel user experience of enterprise
logic and data.
Except for any historical information contained herein, matters discussed in this
press release might include forward-looking statements that involve a number of risks and
uncertainties. Regarding any financial statements, actual results might vary significantly
based upon a number of factors including, but not limited to, risks in product and
technology development, market acceptance of new products and continuing product
conditions, both locally and abroad, release and sales of new products by strategic
resellers and customers, and other risk factors detailed in Magic's most recent annual
report and other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Magic has made every effort to ensure that the information contained in this press
release is accurate; however, there are no representations or warranties regarding this
information, including warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.
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and company names mentioned herein are for identification purposes only and are the
property of, and might be trademarks of, their respective owners.
Download and Play the Most Anticipated Free MMORPG of 2013
REDWOOD CITY, Calif., April 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Perfect World Entertainment Inc. and Cryptic Studios are proud to announce that the most anticipated free MMORPG of 2013, Dungeons & Dragons® Neverwinter, is officially in Open Beta. Free to download and play, Neverwinter is built for gamers who crave more action, combat, adventure and glory out of MMOs.
The major milestone of Open Beta marks the beginning of unrestricted access to Neverwinter and its content creation system, the Foundry, along with no further character wipes. All skill upgrades, profession choices, personal customizations, companions and mounts are persistent and shape the way adventurers rebuild the city of Neverwinter, saving it from Valindra Shadowmantle's evil forces. Neverwinter's Foundry further enables and empowers gamers and authors to create their own unique adventures, publish their own self-generated content directly to the game world, review the missions and quests of others and even tip creators with in-game currency.
"After four successful Beta Weekends and many months of internal Alpha tests, we are thrilled to be in Open Beta," said Cryptic Studios Executive Producer and COO, Craig Zinkievich. "On behalf of the entire team at Perfect World and Cryptic Studios, I'd like to thank the Founders, Beta Weekend participants, Alpha testers, fans, and press for their feedback and continued support in making Neverwinter the best game we've ever launched."
Open Beta also brings a new feature to the Neverwinter community. Neverwinter's Gateway is a web portal that allows players to remotely access in-game status information via their desktops, tablets, or smartphones. In its initial state, players can craft, view their characters, buy and sell in the Auction House, monitor guild activity and daily events, and access their mailboxes.
Dungeons & Dragons Neverwinter combines the best elements of dungeon delving, classic action RPG, 5-man party instances, PvP and a unique content authoring tool to create an immersive action adventure. Set in The Forgotten Realms, players explore and defend the iconic city of Neverwinter, travel beyond the besieged walls of the city once known as The Jewel of The North, to subterranean passageways in search of forgotten secrets and lost treasure.
ABOUT PERFECT WORLD ENTERTAINMENT INC.
Perfect World Entertainment is a leading North American online games publisher specializing in immersive free-to-play MMORPGs. Founded in 2008, Perfect World Entertainment has published 10 popular titles, including Blacklight Retribution, Forsaken World, Perfect World International and Star Trek Online. The company works closely with its American development teams and partners such as Cryptic Studios, developer of the highly anticipated MMORPG Dungeons & DragonsNeverwinter, and Runic Games, developer of the hit Torchlight series, to provide unparalleled quality of service and game experiences to its players. A subsidiary of Perfect World Co., Ltd. (NASDAQ: PWRD), Perfect World Entertainment is headquartered in Silicon Valley, California. For more information, please visit: http://www.perfectworld.com
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Cryptic Studios, Inc. is a leading developer of online games committed to delivering the next level of gameplay. Cryptic Studios, Inc. develops AAA titles for PC and is rapidly diversifying its portfolio of games to expand beyond the traditional MMORPG genre. In addition to its successfully launched "Champions Online: Free for All"and "Star Trek Online", Cryptic Studios, Inc. is now developing "Dungeons & Dragons: Neverwinter"and other unannounced projects. Cryptic Studios, Inc., a subsidiary of Perfect World Co., Ltd. (NASDAQ: PWRD), is located in Los Gatos, CA.
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- Easy to understand, simple to use service provides cost effective protection with immediate response times to identify, confirm and mitigate DoS attacks
LITTLETON, Colo., April 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- tw telecom inc. (NASDAQ: TWTC), a leading provider of managed services, including Business Ethernet, converged and IP VPN solutions for enterprises throughout the U.S. and world-wide, today announced new service capabilities designed to protect customer networks during a denial of service attack. DDoS Scrubbing service immediately filters out malicious traffic while allowing good data to flow through the network during an attack; thereby keeping business customers connected to the Internet, maintaining their web presence, and continuing their business as usual.
"Our DDoS Scrubbing service offers granular traffic management, which protects customer network resources so they can continue to operate at high levels of quality without impeding network performance," said Trent Pham, Director of Security Product Portfolio at tw telecom.
iParadigms, a tw telecom DDoS Scrubbing service customer, is a leading provider of originality checking and online grading that provides service to 70% of U.S. colleges as well as some international colleges. "We operate completely online, so being connected to the Internet is critical to our business," said Will Lowe, Vice President - IT Operations, iParadigms. "We experienced a denial of service attack against our site, which crippled our ability to conduct business. tw telecom immediately stepped in and provided us with DDoS Scrubbing, which allowed us to recover quickly from these attacks, continue to operate online and protect us against further DoS attacks."
Most companies today have some form of web presence as part of their business strategy. "Resilience against DoS attacks is becoming more important to a larger cross section of organizations," said Amy DeCarlo, Principal Analyst - Security and Data Center Services, Current Analysis. "tw telecom's service is designed to maintain stability of a customer's network withoutdisrupting their current traffic. This gives tw telecom customers integral protection against such threats."
tw telecom developed its DDoS Scrubbing service in response to customers' needs for network protection from denial of service attacks. The service provides around the clock monitoring and protection against such attacks, which are becoming more and more frequent.
"Our goal is to minimize any down time so our customers stay connected," Pham said.
The data inspection and DoS protection capability of tw telecom's DDoS Scrubbing service is all enabled across tw telecom's nationwide network so that attack mitigations occur away from the customer's network.
"Our service is transparent to the customer," Pham said. "tw telecom inspects and filters a DoS attack at the edge of its network, giving it the ability to fight an attack before it enters the network. The service is easy to understand, simple to use and provides rapid response times to notify customers of a potential attack and begin protection once an attack has occurred."
tw telecom continues to innovate around its Business Ethernet service platform that is the foundation for its Intelligent Network. This customer commitment to innovation and delivering reliable network solutions, its resilient national fiber network, and an extensive product portfolio enables tw telecom to deliver consistent, secure, scalable and predictable network connections to enterprises throughout the U.S.
tw telecom is consistently one of the top three providers of Business Ethernet throughout the U.S., according to leading industry analysts Vertical Systems Group and Frost & Sullivan.
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tw telecom, headquartered in Littleton, Colo., is a leading national provider of managed services, including Business Ethernet, converged and IP VPN solutions for enterprises throughout the U.S. and globally. tw telecom also delivers secure, scalable private connections for transport data networking, Internet access, voice, VPN, VoIP and security to large organizations and communications services companies. Employing a resilient fiber network infrastructure, robust product portfolio and its own Intelligent Network capabilities, tw telecom delivers customers overall economic value, an industry-leading quality service experience, and improved business productivity. Please visit http://www.twtelecom.com for more information.
PETROL Named the Media Agency of Record for NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc.
BURBANK, Calif., April 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- PETROL has been named as NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc.'sMedia Agency of Record to deliver media strategy, planning, and buying services.
"PETROL's extensive expertise and broad list of cross-functional media services made them a natural fit to become NAMCO BANDAI Games America's media agency of record," said Carlson Choi, Vice President of Marketing & Digital Sales, at NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. "We look forward to working with our partners at PETROL to increase the reach and awareness for all of our marketing campaigns."
"Our approach to advertising evolves with the shift in our digital and media landscape. Our partnership with NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. makes us brand leaders in this fast paced environment where everything is about to change," said Alan Hunter, President and Chief Creative Officer, PETROL.
PETROL will deliver on all media categories, including but not limited to: TV, Digital, Mobile, and Print; PETROL will provide the media strategy and planning, media buying, media tracking and reporting, and media research.
PETROL and NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. have worked closely together on a wide variety of successful media initiatives in recent years; PETROL is thrilled to now serve as their Media Agency of Record. Ben Granados, the agency's EVP/Chief Strategic Officer, noted, "We specialize in gaming media and have positioned ourselves to partner with a proven brand in NAMCO BANDAI Games America; we're extremely excited to be working with such great partners in our space."
PETROL is a full-service advertising agency based in Burbank, California. With dedicated departments for not only media planning and buying, but for print services, motion graphics, AV, social media, as well as interactive/digital, PETROL is constantly developing fully integrated global marketing campaigns for major brands across genres.
About NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc.
NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc., part of NAMCO BANDAI Holdings Inc., is a leading global publisher and developer of interactive content -- including all major video game consoles, iOS, mobile and online. The company is known for creating and publishing many of the industry's top video game franchises, including PAC-MAN(®), TEKKEN(®), SOULCALIBUR(®), NARUTO(TM), NARUTO SHIPPUDEN(TM), Dragon Ball(®), GALAGA(®), RIDGE RACER® and ACE COMBAT(®). More information about the company and its products can be found at http://www.namcobandaigames.com or http://www.facebook.com/namco
OmniVision Launches Smallest Full HD CameraChip(TM) Sensor for Mobile Devices
1/6-Inch OV2724 Enables 1080p HD Front-Facing Cameras For Next-Generation Smartphones, Tablets and Ultrabooks(TM)
SANTA CLARA, Calif., April 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/-- OmniVision Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: OVTI), a leading developer of advanced digital imaging solutions, launched today its smallest full high-definition (FHD) CameraChip sensor designed for front-facing camera applications in smartphones, tablets and ultrabooks. The new OV2724 delivers high frame rate 1080p/60 HD video with best-in-class sensitivity and dynamic range, and can fit inside a 5 x 5 x 3.5 mm module, making the OV2724 an ideal camera solution for video chat and video conferencing applications on mobile devices.
"High-definition video chat and our latest video-in-video (ViV(TM)) functionality have quickly become highly desired features in mobile devices. However, enabling these features and integrating the necessary hardware into ultra-slim, high-performance devices is a continuous challenge for manufacturers," said Justin Kim, senior product marketing manager at OmniVision. "The OV2724 is uniquely positioned to address that challenge by offering smartphone and tablet manufacturers an easy-to-integrate front-facing camera solution that can meet both the performance requirement demanded by consumers, and the increasingly tight z-height constraint for next-generation mobile devices."
Utilizing an advanced 1.34-micron OmniBSI-2(TM) pixel architecture, the OV2724 captures 1080p HD video at 60 frames per second (FPS) with enhanced high dynamic range and low-light performance. The sensor's improved pixel performance ensures high-quality video recording even in the most difficult high- and low-light scenes. By using OmniVision's proprietary imaging technology to reduce or eliminate common sources of image contamination, such as fixed pattern noise and smearing, the 1/6-inch OV2724 produces clean and fully stable color images.
The OV2724 features a dual-lane MIPI interface and is available in chip scale package (CSP) and reconstructed wafer (RW) formats. The sensor is currently sampling and is expected to enter mass production in the third quarter of calendar 2013.
OmniVision Technologies (NASDAQ: OVTI) is a leading developer of advanced digital imaging solutions. Its award-winning CMOS imaging technology enables superior image quality in many of today's consumer and commercial applications, including mobile phones, notebooks, tablets and webcams, digital still and video cameras, security and surveillance, entertainment devices, automotive and medical imaging systems. Find out more at http://www.ovt.com.
Certain statements in this press release, including statements regarding the expected benefits, performance, capabilities, and potential market appeal, as well as anticipated timing of mass production, of the OV2724 are forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties. These risks and uncertainties, which could cause the forward-looking statements and OmniVision's results to differ materially, include, without limitation: potential errors, design flaws or other problems with OV2724, customer acceptance, demand, and other risks detailed from time to time in OmniVision's Securities and Exchange Commission filings and reports, including, but not limited to, OmniVision's annual report filed on Form 10-K and quarterly reports filed on Form 10-Q. OmniVision expressly disclaims any obligation to update information contained in any forward-looking statement.
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