MaggieMoo's Ice Cream and Treatery Launches the New MaggieMoos.com
ATLANTA, Sept. 8 -- MaggieMoo's Ice Cream and Treatery® recently launched a newly designed Web site that showcases its innovative and fresh take on ice cream that identifies with ice cream lovers of all ages. Visitors to the site can learn about the brand's newest ice cream innovations, including ice cream pizza, the most recent award-winning addition to MaggieMoo's menu. MaggieMoo's Ice Cream and Treatery is managed by Global Franchise Group, LLC.
The new MaggieMoos.com will offer:
-- Online ordering at all Treateries for ice cream cakes, cupcakes,
pizzas and more.
-- Miss Maggie Moo, brand ambassador for the super-premium ice cream
chain, will stream Facebook and Twitter posts to the site so customers
can access up-to-the-minute news and special offers.
-- MaggieMoo's merchandise, including t-shirts, fleeces, infant rompers
and Maggie Moo plush dolls, are available through the 'Maggie Shopping
-- Visitors can also stay up to date on Maggie's celebrity friends by
accessing the 'Maggie Fame Tracker.'
-- A feature that provides visitors the opportunity to "Like" and share
their favorite ice cream creations and treats on Facebook.
Both 'Maggie Shopping Network' and 'Maggie Fame Tracker' are housed on the site along with a newly designed layout and color-scheme.
"The redesign of MaggieMoos.com reflects the brand's larger than life approach to ice cream and treats," said Jenn Johnston, senior vice president brand marketing & communications for GFG Management, LLC. "MaggieMoo's continually introduces new ice cream products and the new site reflects its commitment to innovation and creativity."
To receive news, special offers and birthday surprises customers can visit MaggieMoos.com and join MaggiE-mail, follow Maggie on Twitter or become a Facebook Fan.
Inventor of the ice cream cupcake, ice cream pizza and a number of specialty ice cream flavors, MaggieMoo's Ice Cream and Treatery is known for ice cream innovation. Opening its first store in 1989, MaggieMoo's has been serving up super premium ice cream and cakes for over 20 years and has consistently been awarded blue ribbons by the National Ice Cream Retailers Association. MaggieMoo's brand icon is Miss Maggie Moo, an ice cream celubutante, who focuses on giving back to the community by working with celebrities to raise money and awareness for local and national causes.
Global Franchise Group, LLC is a strategic brand management company with a focus on franchising. The company owns a portfolio of franchise brands that includes two retail franchise concepts: TAF® and Shoebox New York®, as well as five quick service restaurant (QSR) franchise concepts: Great American Cookies®, MaggieMoo's®, Marble Slab Creamery®, Pretzelmaker® and Pretzel Time®. The brands are managed by GFG Management, LLC, a subsidiary of Global Franchise Group, LLC. Global Franchise Group, LLC is an affiliate of Levine Leichtman Capital Partners, an independent investment firm, with $5 billion of capital under management and substantial franchise management experience.
Chris Potter Steven Rice
Ogilvy Public Ogilvy Public
Source: MaggieMoo's Ice Cream & Treatery
CONTACT: Chris Potter, +1-404-881-2318, Christopher.Potter@ogilvypr.com,
or Steven Rice, +1-404-881-2317, Steven.Rice@ogilvypr.com, both of Ogilvy
America's Favorite Quiz Show Launches for the iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch
CULVER CITY, Calif., Sept. 8 -- I'll take 'Hot Mobile Apps for $1.99!' Sony Pictures Home Entertainment today announced that Jeopardy!, an enhanced iPhone version of the classic quiz show, is available for the iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch for $1.99-$4.99. With more than 2,700 clues, mobile contestants will feel like they are on the Jeopardy! set as they question their way to victory. For those who can't get enough of America's Favorite Quiz Show®, new content and avatars will be made available for purchase through the Apple App store.
Gamers can also use Bluetooth or the networked multi-player capabilities to compete against friends and see who takes the crown as the champion of their group. The "recommend to a friend" option also allows players to invite more iPhone users to the game.
iPad Jeopardy! fans will have access to increased graphics and 3D avatars as they play their way to Final Jeopardy.
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment launched the Java, Brew, Blackberry and Windows Mobile version of Jeopardy! in June. The game currently retails for between $2.49 and $9.99 depending on the wireless carrier.
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment is a Sony Pictures Entertainment company. SPE is a division of Sony Corporation of America, a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Sony Corporation. SPE's global operations encompass motion picture production and distribution; television production and distribution; digital content creation and distribution; worldwide channel investments; home entertainment acquisition and distribution; operation of studio facilities; development of new entertainment products, services and technologies; and distribution of filmed entertainment in more than 100 countries. Sony Pictures Entertainment can be found on the World Wide Web at http://www.sonypictures.com/.
"Jeopardy!," the winner of 28 Emmy awards since its debut in 1984, was inducted into the Guinness Book of World Records for the most awards won by a TV Game Show. The series is the #1-rated quiz show in syndication with nearly 9 million daily viewers. "Jeopardy!" is produced by Sony Pictures Television, a Sony Pictures Entertainment Company. It is distributed domestically by CBS Television Distribution and internationally by CBS Television International, both units of CBS Corp.
Source: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
CONTACT: Jason Allen of SPHE, +1-310-244-3502, firstname.lastname@example.org;
or Lindsay Talley of Cohn & Wolfe, +1-310-967-2969,
email@example.com, for Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
Youku to Offer Live Coverage of 2010-11 Premier League Matches
BEIJING, Sept. 8 -- Youku (http://www.youku.com/ ), China's leading video site, has secured the rights to offer live broadcasts of all 2010-2011 Premier League football matches, bringing coverage of the world-class competitions to hundreds of millions of Chinese fans after a three-year absence.
One of Europe's leading football leagues, the Barclays Premier League is known and loved by fans worldwide for its characteristic fast gameplay, heavy scoring, and strong defense. The League has always been tremendously popular with Chinese football fans. In addition to the traditional teams, Birmingham, owned by Hong Kong businessman Carson Yeung, is also quickly becoming a favorite. However, in the past three years, not only was there no live broadcast of this prestigious football league in China, but related coverage has been limited.
Youku has already launched its 2010 Premier League homepage (http://sports.youku.com/2010yingchao ) for the nine-month football season. The homepage features live feeds of ten football matches every week in addition to on-demand videos, weekly 70-minute highlight reels, goal highlight reels, additional behind-the-scenes footage of fans' favorite athletes, and video coverage of major sporting arenas. The site also offers sections dedicated to popular teams including Manchester United, Arsenal, Liverpool and Chelsea.
"This is an unprecedented partnership," said Youku chief editor Zhu Xiangyang. "We look forward to bringing internet users and football fans the best, most detailed coverage of Premier League matches, and we believe that the range of choices and the wealth of content that we offer users will make for a better viewing experience than any other way of following the matches." Zhu added that Youku has invested in additional bandwidth resources "in order to ensure a viewing experience that's far, far beyond anything else out there."
Earlier this year, Youku has been authorized with the World Cup 2010 on-demand broadcast rights from FIFA and CCTV, and the Wimbledon 2010 live broadcast rights from ESPN Star.
Youku (http://www.youku.com/ ) is China's leading Internet video website and premier online video brand. It is the top destination for Chinese Internet users around the globe to watch and share videos. We offer just the right mix of professionally-produced and user-generated video from our network of over 2,000 media partners in China, around Asia, and from around the world. And we work with top-flight Chinese and global brands to deliver targeted, cost-effective messaging to the audiences they want to reach.
Youku.com was officially launched in December 2006 and has grown rapidly since. As of December 2009, Youku attracts more than 30 million unique viewers a day, and 200 million a month according to Nielsen and iResearch. Total user time spent exceeded 40 billion minutes per month.
For additional information, please contact:
Sr. Manager of International Public Relations
Phone: +86-10-5885-1881 x7128
CONTACT: Jean Shao, Sr. Manager of International Public Relations,
Youku.com, +86-10-5885-1881 x7128, or firstname.lastname@example.org
EdElder LLC Launches 'gwiggle,' a Personalized Baby Book App for iPhone
The 'gwiggle' iPhone app now brings your baby book right on your iPhone. You can use 'gwiggle' to record all those sweet moments of your child's growing up while recording the necessary vaccination information and other medical details in the same place.
MIAMI, Sept. 8 -- "gwiggle," the baby book iPhone app, makes parenting all the more fun and easy to capture and maintain records of those precious moments with your little darling.
Traditionally, baby books have been extremely popular among parents as they help them record those special moments with their children - gwiggle, now adds the interactivity to your baby book and brings it to your iPhone.
"There are some parenting apps in the app store but hardly any baby book apps and we thought it would be exciting, fun and easy if we could keep a record of our kids growing up right on our iPhone! It's always so exciting to see your baby take their first step, or the first time they call you mommy or daddy - you don't want to go back later and make a note in your baby book for that. gwiggle is designed to capture those priceless moments on the spot," said Ed Elder, owner of gwiggle.
gwiggle not only records the sweet memories of childhood but it adds very important information for parents with the Dr.Gwiggle section, which allows you to record necessary vaccination details, phone numbers and dates and information.
The Bubbles section of gwiggle is a daily journal to record every moment of your baby's life - an essential part of any baby book.
The cutest part of gwiggle is probably the photo album which not only allows you to take photos of your baby but allows you to choose from pre-designed frames.
At $0.99, gwiggle is definitely a must for parents. With customer feedback, gwiggle is constantly improving to meet the needs of our customers and to improve its existing features. gwiggle is available for download today at the Apple App Store http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/gwiggle/id369325635?mt=8#.
gwiggle is a baby book iPhone application that records all the sweet moments of a child's growing up and also provides utility in the form of recording essential vaccination. Contact EdElder@clearchannel.com for more info.
Fresh Site, New Gear, Innovative Promotions - Now at Manduka.com
Yoga Company Celebrates Community Driven Website With Launch of Upward Frog Blog, Free Yoga for a Year and Debut of Limited Edition Manduka PRO--Black Magic
LOS ANGELES, Sept. 8 -- Manduka, the world's leader in high performance yoga gear, announced today that it will be celebrating its innovative line of yoga products, and the community that has supported it for over a decade, with the debut of the new http://www.manduka.com. Dedicated to providing the yoga community with the most environmentally friendly, inventive yoga products on the market, the website will also showcase the yogis who make Manduka thrive with daily features, blog posts on the Upward Frog, and tips and promotions from and for yoga enthusiasts, new and old alike.
To commemorate the launch of the new site and help support its mission to make yoga more accessible to practitioners worldwide, Manduka is launching a Practice 365 promotion, providing fans the opportunity to enter to win a financial investment in their yoga journey. Starting on September 13 and remaining through November 15, Practice 365 will result in one Grand Prize winner who will receive a year-long membership to a studio of their choice, 3 Second Prize winners who will receive a month of free yoga at the studio of their choice and 5 Third Prize winners who will receive 100 Manduka bucks. To enter, fans can simply visit http://www.manduka.com/year-of-free-yoga and join the Manduka community where they can learn who's on the mat, how Manduka gives back, upcoming news and events, product innovation demonstrations, new gear launches and more.
"Over the past twelve years, Manduka has grown from a one man, one mat company to a brand that provides ground-breaking yoga mats, bags, props and accessories to millions of yoga teachers and practitioners in over 35 countries worldwide," said Manduka CEO, Sky Meltzer. "Undoubtedly, we wouldn't be the company we are today, without the community that has supported and made Manduka a stronger brand. As we have grown and launched new products, it has always been our philosophy to celebrate the teachers who support us--and we feel the new website really gives us a platform to showcase them, as well as our products."
Coinciding with the introduction of the new manduka.com, the purveyor of premium yoga products will unveil its latest limited edition yoga mat, the Manduka PRO in a tantalizing royal purple hue, Black Magic. Touting the same notorious qualities as the legendary Black Mat PRO, the Black Magic is sustainable, elegant, non-slip, cushioned and the only mat on the market with a lifetime guarantee. Weighing in at a sturdy 7 lbs, the Manduka PRO Black Magic is designed for yogis who covet quality and sustainability, all while creating magic on their mat. The Manduka PRO Black Magic will be available only through the end of 2010, or while supplies last.
In addition to the Manduka PRO Black Magic, Manduka will also uncover its one of a kind eQua Towels and MatWare Mat Slings in inspiring new colors. The eQua towels--high quality, versatile, microfiber towels that pair perfectly with Manduka mats and provide extra grip to your practice surface as temperatures rise in the studio, will now be available in Magic (purple), Moss (green), Sangria (red) and Marine (turquoise). The Manduka MatWare Mat Slings--light, stylish, extremely durable, recycled fabric mat slings made to fit every body type and every size mat--will be available in Camo (taupe) and Rose (pink).
Founded in 1997, Manduka was built on the simple idea that a better yoga mat can make a world of difference. Manduka strives to support and enrich the yoga community by providing premium quality mats and products while respecting employees, customers, materials, and the environment. Created for and by yoga enthusiasts, Manduka's technical and purpose-driven product designs meet and often exceed the distinct needs of all practitioners. Today Manduka's products, which include yoga mats, towels, yoga straps, water bottles, and bags, are sold in more than 35 countries around the world. Not only focusing on superior design, Manduka also promotes their ethos of quality, thoughtfulness and sustainability in all realms of their business.
CONTACT: Marci Mollins of Saeger Media Group, +1-310-464-0887,
email@example.com, for Manduka
Radware's New AppDirector 2.30: Unleashing the Industry's Leading Security-Integrated ADC Solution
New innovative ADC-integrated behavioral, real-time signature DoS protection and hardware-based DoS Mitigation Engine (DME) -- coupled with complete security audit reporting capabilities - ensure non-stop business continuity and full data center compliance
MAHWAH, N.J., Sept. 8 -- Radware (NASDAQ:RDWR), a leading provider of integrated application delivery solutions for business-smart networking, today announced AppDirector® 2.30, the newest addition to its award-winning intelligent Application Delivery Controller (ADC) solution. The first solution to integrate security into the ADC more than 10 years ago, the new AppDirector 2.30 has been designed from the ground-up to provide an end-to-end security and compliance solution part of the ADC, to successfully mitigate application vulnerability exploitation and emerging network attacks. By delivering a holistic approach to security and compliance, AppDirector 2.30 not only protects the network and applications, but it also addresses all data center security aspects and needs including reporting, ticketing, forensics and compliance.
Network and application security attacks - such as Denial of Service (DoS), Distributed DoS (DDoS), intrusion attacks and application vulnerability exploitation - may compromise the availability of mission-critical applications and cause performance degradation - resulting in poor Quality of Experience (QoE) and affecting the overall business reputation. Therefore, it is imperative to be able to effectively protect against such security attacks and threats in the next-generation data center. By combining a unique set of security protection technologies in the ADC, AppDirector 2.30 is the leading security-integrated ADC on the market, enabling to completely protect network and applications while saving on capital expenditures, improving performance and simplifying operations through centralized management - for both the application delivery and the security layers. AppDirector 2.30 key security capabilities include:
-- Behavioral Denial of Service (DoS) protection - behavior-based DoS
mitigation technology which uses real-time signatures to protect
application infrastructure against network & application downtime,
application vulnerability exploitation, malware spread, information
theft and other emerging network attacks;
-- Signature-based DoS/DDoS Shield - safeguarding from DoS and
Distributed DoS (DDoS) attacks using a signature-based mechanism to
mitigate TCP, UDP, ICMP or IGMP floods, packet anomalies as well as
known DoS attacking tools
-- SYN Cookies - employed to eliminate SYN queue exhaustion which might
lead to connection dropping and uncompleted transactions, to
successfully mitigate SYN flood attacks;
-- High-rate DoS Mitigation Engine (DME) - a dedicated hardware component
which prevents high-volume DoS/DDoS flood attacks by combating up to
10 Million Packets per Second (PPS) - with no compromise on legitimate
-- Advanced Service Protection - delivering real-time service cracking
and scanning mitigation to efficiently eliminate brute-force attacks
and successfully safeguard HTTP, FTP, SIP, SMTP/IMAP/POP3 and
additional types of servers - that run today's most-popular,
mission-critical applications and services; and
-- Stateful Access Control - increasing the resilience of applications
and providing continuous operation by enforcing various access
policies - protecting servers from unauthorized access ensuring that
only designated servers are publicly accessible and employing
"mid-flow protection" - i.e. a sensitive operation only starts with
new session initiation.
In addition, Radware also offers APSolute Vision, a unified management tool which not only provides system-wide, multiple application delivery device management, but also adds a new level of security and compliance management based on a best-of-breed data center security solution, an industry first in the ADC market. APSolute Vision provides centralized attack management, real-time monitoring, advanced forensics and historical reporting across the different modules, multiple AppDirector devices and locations - enabling advanced correlation for new attacks. Providing clear visibility into the actions through the integrated modules, APSolute Vision incorporates a powerful Security Event Management Engine that enables security managers to detect, prioritize and respond to emerging network attacks that threaten the business applications infrastructure. It offers per user customization of real-time dashboards and historical reports; an advanced forensics engine providing attack evidence and attack trends analysis; compliance achievement with pre-defined report sets for PCI, HIPAA, SOX etc. and complete event lifecycle management through an advanced incident handling system including ticketing.
"The unique combination of AppDirector's multi-layered security offering, APSolute Vision's security reporting and compliance, in addition to other advanced security capabilities - such as Web Application Firewall (WAF), XML firewalling and Web Services protection - provides our customers with a market first," stated Nir Ilani, Product Marketing Director, Application Delivery, Radware. "Our customers can ensure cost-effective security operations and compliance in the data center to guarantee undisrupted business operation - even when under attack - while benefitting from the simplicity of operations and reduced CAPEX," he continued.
AppDirector is based on Radware's OnDemand Switch® platform which delivers on demand scalability in throughput and services allowing customers to scale up though a simple software license upgrade as needed. Additionally, AppDirector provides a broad set of application delivery services and features to address today's application delivery requirements, including: full IPv6 gateway support; integrated application acceleration features and patented global server load balancing (GSLB) capabilities, to name a few.
Radware (NASDAQ:RDWR), a global leader in integrated application delivery solutions, assures the full availability, maximum performance, and complete security of business-critical applications for nearly 10,000 enterprises and carriers worldwide. With APSolute®, Radware's comprehensive and award-winning suite of application delivery and network security products, companies in every industry can drive business productivity, improve profitability, and reduce IT operating and infrastructure costs by making their networks "business smart". For more information, please visit http://www.radware.com and follow us on Twitter.
The newsletter may contain prospective statements, resulting in risk and uncertainty to some extent. Factors possibly causing drastic deviation between actual result and prospective statement include but are not limited to general business environment changes in fields of application exchange or network security, demand changes of application exchange or network security product, changes of product subscription time and quantity, order cancellation and other risks in the report submitted to the US Securities and Exchange Commission by Radware and in "Form 20-F".
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HardDrives.com, Computer Hardware Domain Name & Website to be Auctioned Off at Epik.com Domain Development Conference
Global Hard Drive Manufacturers and Consumer Electronics Retailers vie for control of high-ranking descriptive domain name and e-commerce website
SEATTLE, Sept. 8 -- Epik.com, a leading domain name development company, has released a list of developed domain names to be auctioned off on September 16, at 1:30 pm at the Bell Harbor Conference Center Bay Auditorium in Seattle. The domain auction is part of the inaugural Epik.com Domain Developers Conference being held September 15 - 17. The live auction event is open to the public.
One of the featured developed domain names is http://www.HardDrives.com. Hard Drives are used in commercial applications such as RAID systems, Network Attached Storage (NAS) systems and Storage Area Network (SAN) systems. Hard drives are also found in most consumer digital electronics such as cars, desktop computers, laptop computers, cell phones, camcorders, digital audio players, digital video recorders, video game consoles and more.
"The Hard Drive market remains robust with industry titans Seagate and Western Digital alone booking more than $20 billion in annual sales. The volume of data is exploding and the means for storing it is still dependent on the industry workhouse - the Hard Drive. Despite the promise of Solid State Drives, all indications are that Hard Drives will be with us for a very long time to come. Moreover, consumers still refer to SSDs as Hard Drives," says Rob Monster, Chairman and CEO of Epik.com. "Virtually every commercial and consumer digital product on the market has a built-in hard drive. Any company relevant to hard drive manufacturing and/or retail sales such as Seagate, Western Digital, Lacie, Toshiba, Hitachi, Dell, IBM, etc. would significantly strengthen their market share by controlling an Internet asset ranked on the first page of the two leading search engines for the term 'Hard Drives'," said Mr. Monster.
Market segments for hard drives are typically divided into four main areas. These include Enterprise computing, desktop computers, mobile computing and consumer electronics. Mobile and consumer electronics are the fastest growing segments.
"As someone with over 100,000 followers in my audience, I can confidently tell you that most would gravitate to a descriptive domain name like HardDrives.com," says Chris Pirillo, Founder of Lockergnome.com and social media celebrity. "That domain exudes trust and relevance and it's easy to remember. Instead of conducting research at NewEgg.com, Geeks.com, BestBuy.com, CompUSA.com, Frys.com, Seagate.com, TigerDirect.com and others, most would start at a product-defining domain and website like HardDrives.com," said Mr. Pirillo.
Interested parties can participate in the live auction in-person or online through a real-time Internet interface. Those wanting to submit a proxy bid for the domain and website auction can contact Epik.com directly for more information and instructions.
The Epik.com developed website auction will feature over 300 revenue-producing businesses built on the Epik platform including ETF.com, CO2.com, AbdominalTrainer.com, Collision.com, Spoons.com, Complain.com, Haircare.com, Heroine.com, Maid.com, HDProjector.com, Poster.com, WirelessHeadphone.com, WiFi.com and more. The auction is managed by Moniker® (http://www.moniker.com) and SnapNames® (http://www.snapnames.com), both Oversee.net® companies and providers of domain name registration, management, monetization, and brokerage services. Bidders can follow the auction live and, bid online or in person. Conference details can be found at: http://epik.com/Conf/.
Epik.com was founded in 2009 with a simple goal - to help domain investors evolve from a singular dependence on domain parking to a more diversified array of value creation strategies that unlock the potential associated with an intuitive domain name. Epik.com is based in Seattle and is a leading provider of managed solutions for domain investing serving the needs of individuals and institutions that seek exposure to the domain name asset class.
Quabis.com Insurance Website Design Service Launched
TUNBRIDGE WELLS, England, September 8, 2010--
- New Innovations in Insurance Systems Will Extend Market Reach
Today Applied Industrial Logic (AIL), creators of the world's
leading open source insurance software OpenQuote, launch their new insurance
website design service Quabis.com - a fully bespoke quote and buy insurance
website design service. Developed for companies with little or no internal IT
infrastructure or resource, the Quabis.com service is a one stop shop for
insurance website development.
Aimed solely at the insurance industry, this new service is
designed to deliver professional e-commerce websites with fully integrated
quote and buy facilities powered by OpenQuote. This allows bespoke insurance
products, however sophisticated or specialised, to be sold on-line either
directly to the public, or via brokers. Insurers, agents, brokers and
companies of any size can now come to the OpenQuote creators themselves to
get a more powerful web presence which will grow with their business.
Using a combination of the latest Web Content Management
Systems (CMS) and OpenQuote, the team creates websites that put business in
complete control of their own content and products. Insurance quote and buy
facilities are seamlessly integrated with the online experience and allow
rapid adjustments to market changes. OpenQuote allows the Quabis.com service
to deliver a flexibility and power that delivers high quote volumes and
policy sales - for any class of business.
Matthew Tomlinson, ceo of AIL comments, 'Quabis.com allows
companies to deliver not only their brand, but their products over the
internet, using the latest technology efficiently and cost effectively.
Applied Industrial Logic's guiding principle is to remove the barriers
traditionally associated with insurance software adoption, including high
cost of ownership and slow time-to-market, with Quabis.com I believe we
OpenQuote helps brokers, insurers and agents to get products
to market, fast. Its efficient beauty lies in the fact that any product can
be configured, with any question set, risk assessment and rating rules.
Innovative and powerful, it's easy to adopt and doesn't incur large ownership
costs, which makes OpenQuote next level software. Along with a powerful risk
assessment and rating engine, users maintain products and produce quotes over
the web. It's that simple you don't need a meerkat to market it.
Applied Industrial Logic was founded in 2002 by an established team of
insurance software developers. They created OpenQuote with the intention of
removing the barriers traditionally associated with insurance software
adoption, including high cost of ownership and slow time-to-market.
Technical information about OpenQuote:
OpenQuote is a Java EE based server side system. User access to the
system is via any internet browser. Using web services and portal technology
OpenQuote can be integrated into third party applications. For more technical
information please visit the OpenQuote community site:
Notes to Editors
For press contacts or general enquiries, telephone AIL on
+44(0)20-7183-4578 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Digital Media Centre and RRsat Launch Global Broadcast Alliance
AMSTERDAM and RE'EM, Israel, September 8, 2010-- Digital Media Centre (DMC), one of Europe's most advanced digital media
facilities, and RRsat (NASDAQ: RRST), a global communications network, have
announced a new partnership focused on offering complete global playout and
content delivery solutions.
DMC and RRsat have combined capabilities and hooked up their networks,
through a dedicated fibre connection, to offer a cost effective, global
playout and delivery service with a range of advanced solutions. The alliance
will combine DMC's world class capabilities in multi-lingual, multi-territory
playout solutions with RRsat's outstanding global content management and
The partnership has been launched to satisfy the growing demand from
media companies and channel owners for a cost-efficient centralised approach
to reaching large audiences. The alliance meets the need for localised
content working with a single service partner for comprehensive end to end
delivery worldwide, including disaster recovery and backup services.
DMC, launched in 2000, provides advanced playout, content management,
multi-territory and multi-lingual solutions. DMC currently delivers over 60
HD and SD channels including History Channel, National Geographic, MGM, E!
and Fox. With a history of innovation, DMC first launched a HD channel and
full digital delivery in 2006 and made its first 3D broadcast in 2010.
RRsat, a NASDAQ publicly traded company (RRST) based in Israel, provides
playout, production and connectivity services for globally transmitted
channels. The RRsat Global Network offers extensive distribution coverage
currently provided to more than 550 channels including Fox News and Sports,
MGM, BabyTV, FashionTV and Nickelodeon using over 50 satellite platforms in
more than 150 countries through its teleport, satellite and fibre capacity to
regions including North America, Europe, Africa and Asia.
Robin Kroes, Vice President, Commercial, Operations and Corporate
Development at DMC, said: "As the media industry becomes fully digitized,
broadcasting without geographical boundaries is now a reality. DMC has always
been a leader in the European market, offering its clients cost competitive,
multi-territory, multi-language playout solutions. We are tremendously
excited to now be working side by side with RRSAT in a new, global broadcast
service to take our offering to a global scale. We believe that the bundling
of our capabilities with RRsat's leading fibre and satellite networks will
deliver a convenient, high quality, cost efficient service that clients will
find very appealing."
Lior Rival, Vice President, Sales and Marketing at RRsat, commented: "Our
strategy has been to build an extensive content management and distribution
network of fibre and satellites to offer clients a global, one-stop service.
We are delighted to partner with DMC, a recognized leader in playout, based
in mainland Europe, to continue to offer first class, global solutions
together, with a complementary focus and philosophy."
About The DMC
The Digital Media Centre (DMC) is one of Europe's leading
providers of channel playout services, TV distribution and content delivery
for new media applications. The Amsterdam-based advanced digital-media
facility specialises in multi-lingual and multi-platform broadcasting in
standard and high definition.
The DMC currently transmits more than 60 channels across
continental Europe, the UK Middle East, Asia and South Africa including
National Geographic Television, E! Entertainment, MGM, History Channel,
Extreme Sports Channel, Zone Reality, Playboy and others.
The DMC is owned by Chellomedia, the European content division
of Liberty Global, Inc. and a leading international media company, and
distributor of channels, content, and video services.
For more information contact Braben on +44(0)20-7025-8021 or
About RRsat Global Communications Network Ltd.
RRsat Global Communications Network Ltd. (NASDAQ: RRST) provides global,
comprehensive, content management and distribution services to the rapidly
expanding television and radio broadcasting industries. Through its
proprietary "RRsat Global Network," composed of satellite and terrestrial
fiber optic transmission capacity and the public Internet, RRsat is able to
offer high-quality and flexible global distribution services for content
providers. RRsat's comprehensive content management services include
producing and playing out TV content as well as providing satellite
newsgathering services (SNG). RRsat concurrently provide these services to
more than 550 television and radio channels, covering more than 150
countries. Visit the company's website http://www.RRsat.com for more information.
For more information contact eclat on +441276-486000 or
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additional services to our existing client base, (iii) our ability to
successfully integrate the teleports we acquired, (iv) our ability to develop
and commercialize the RRinternetTV service, (v) our expectation to extend the
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Finally an Honest and Simply Better Ticketing Solution Available in Germany
BERLIN, September 8, 2010--
- A Revolution in Ticketing Brought to Europe by Paylogic
Paylogic, the fastest growing ticketing company in Europe,
opens its doors in Germany and Belgium, next to their offices in The
Netherlands. The German office opened its door in the heart of Europe's major
event city Berlin at Munzstrasse 18 on the 1st of September 2010. "Berlin
breathes events the moment you set foot here, the people of Berlin love
events and besides that also embrace new technologies and solution which
makes life easier, more fun and even a bit more affordable. Paylogic offers
just that, to event companies and also to event visitors"; says Jan Willem
van der Meer, Managing Director of Paylogic.
Ticketing as we know it will completely change in the next few
years. Within this market, usually described as unclear, very expensive and
long-winded, the new solution of Paylogic will without any doubt help solve
existing "ticket" problems. Nowadays event companies do not understand why
all the well known ticket systems work so slow and complex. Besides that,
they have to pay considerable commission on all their tickets, which is
actually unnecessary. Event visitors complain possibly even more about the
high delivery rates, slow and inadequate service and the lack of user
friendliness. This will soon come to an end with the new solution Paylogic
which fits the current technologies and needs of users.
Paylogic offers a solution which is integrated on the website
of the event itself the only sensible location. This integration and ticket
web shop are completely free of charge and serviced by Paylogic when starting
with ticket sales. As the system is 'Plug&Play', an event company will be
selling tickets the same day the partnership starts, simple, quick and very
effective. The system gives the event company the tools to manage and monitor
their events themselves, while in the background Paylogic takes care of all
necessary steps (customer service, event services and much more). The moment
the event company starts paying is when tickets are actually sold, and the
rates are a lot lower than what event companies are used to.
Because of all these advantages Paylogic is a huge success in
several countries. It has shown to give companies more possibilities and
prevent them from spending considerable amounts on old fashioned
alternatives. With their formula "giving back ticketing to the event owners
and visitors", they exactly offer what event companies have been waiting for.
With over a thousand event companies in Europe are now using the system and
millions of tickets being sold in an honest way! on the Paylogic formula will
be serviced in the German market. Their inspirational German team that gladly
will explain to any event company and visitor why Paylogic works how it works
and how that will help to make their lives easier, more information can be
found at http://www.paylogic.de.
Paylogic is launched in 2006. This innovative ticket system
has welcomed many international event companies to its clientele. Paylogic
stand for do-it-yourself ticketing, transparency, affordable rates and the
most innovative technology. It has been awarded several awards on their
technology and quick growth.
Some of Paylogic customers and partners: ID&T Q-dance, UDC,
FCA, Cyburbia, SBS, Andre Rieu, I Love Techno, Amsterdam RAI, Art of Dance,
Ahoy', over a 1000 other event organisors. For more information: http://www.paylogic.de.
For extra information you can contact: Paylogic, Jan Willem van der Meer, M +31-650734384, T +31-88-7000-100
LONDON, Sept. 8 -- Regus has become the latest business to use the popularity of Apple's iPhone to reach its customers. The global leader in workplace solutions' new iPhone App is now available for download via iTunes and will connect customers to Regus' network of 1100 locations in 85 countries.
There are hundreds of thousands of apps available for Apple's smartphone, which has already sold over 50 million units. Many retail consumer businesses are already using Apps to reach their customers. A recent Regus survey showed that globally, 40% of companies have successfully utilised social media as a revenue generation tool. Business to Business apps are growing in popularity, with successfully apps such as Salesforce, Evernote and Dropbox becoming top downloads. In the past, business-focused enterprises have been slower to use mobile and social networks to engage with their market; however with companies increasingly using apps to give greater access and flexibility to their customers, Regus joins the market alongside, Morgan Stanley who released a research App in late August, as well as companies such as Staples and UPS who also offer their own highly successful business apps.
Designed and built by London based Wavana Interactive, the application enables customers to search Regus' global network to locate centres to suit their business needs.
Search - Users can easily locate their nearest Regus centre on the go using GPS (including filtering by facilities), locate it on a map and get turn by turn directions. The app also includes an innovative Augmented Reality feature which overlays locations and distances of Regus offices over a real-time view from the camera.
View - Full description of each centre, its facilities and photos are provided.
Enquire - A range of enquiry options include one tap calling, requesting a call back or scheduling a centre viewing
Book - With a few simple taps users can make a booking for a meeting room or day office through the app
Share - Share details of office locations with meeting attendees and colleagues
The iPhone App is expected to become a particularly important tool for the current 500,000 Regus businessworld customers across the world, by giving real time updates customers can have visibility of the rapidly growing network ensuring they always have the most up to date information to hand, where ever, and whenever they need it.
"With so many companies using our flexible work solutions, Regus recognizes the need this innovative and unique solution to support mobile workers around the globe. Technology is changing how we work, and the workforce is becoming more and more mobile. The Regus iPhone App is the perfect tool for the mobile worker on-the-go to locate a suitable centre to drop in and work," said Mark Dixon, CEO of Regus.
Download the Regus IPhone app
Regus is the world's leading global provider of innovative workplace solutions, with products and services ranging from fully equipped offices to professional meeting rooms, business lounges and the world's largest network of video communication studios. Regus delivers a new way to work, whether it's from home, on the road or from an office. Clients such as Google, GlaxoSmithKline and Nokia join thousands of growing small and medium businesses that benefit from outsourcing their office and workplace needs to Regus, allowing them to focus on their core business.
Over 650,000 clients a day benefit from Regus facilities spread across a global footprint of 1,100 locations in 500 cities and 85 countries, which allow individuals and companies to work wherever, however and whenever they want to. For more information please visit: http://www.regus.com
KINGDOM HEARTS Birth by Sleep Unveils the Saga's Untold Origins Today
Highly Anticipated Prequel Ships to North American Retailers, Limited Edition PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system Entertainment Pack Also Available
LOS ANGELES, Sept. 7 -- Square Enix, Inc., the publisher of SQUARE ENIX® interactive entertainment products in North America, announced today that KINGDOM HEARTS Birth by Sleep is now available at North American retailers. Developed exclusively for the PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system, this latest installment reveals the origins of the hugely popular franchise and is an essential experience for new players jumping into the series for the first time as well as returning players uncovering the secrets of the iconic franchise.
A unique gaming experience that unfolds through the perspectives of three different main characters, KINGDOM HEARTS Birth by Sleep allows players to explore the worlds of their favorite Disney stories. With settings new to the series, such as Sleeping Beauty's Enchanted Dominion, the Dwarf Woodlands from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and Deep Space from Lilo & Stitch, this prequel takes players through a magical journey of courage and friendship, all with an enhanced, action-packed battle system.
Also available today is the limited edition KINGDOM HEARTS Birth by Sleep PSP system Entertainment Pack from Square Enix and Sony Computer Entertainment America, LLC, exclusively at GameStop stores nationwide. This bundle includes a "Mystic Silver" PSP-3000 system, KINGDOM HEARTS Birth by Sleep on UMD® (Universal Media Disc), a 50-song voucher for Sony MusicPass and a 4GB Memory Stick PRO Duo(TM).
With four all-new multiplayer modes that allow players to enjoy the action with their friends as well as brand-new features for the North American release, KINGDOM HEARTS Birth by Sleep is a robust portable gaming experience. Additionally, the game features the voice talents of an incredible cast of actors including Jason Dohring, Mark Hamill, Willa Holland, Jesse McCartney, Haley Joel Osment, Leonard Nimoy and James Woods.
"Working on an iconic series such as KINGDOM HEARTS has been a truly unique and wonderful experience. I am honored to have been chosen to take part!" - Jason Dohring
"I really enjoyed lending my voice to KINGDOM HEARTS Birth by Sleep. Big story. Big ideas." - Leonard Nimoy
"It was a privilege to create the character of Hades for Disney, and a thrill to see it come to life again in KINGDOM HEARTS Birth by Sleep." - James Woods
Today, discover firsthand why KINGDOM HEARTS is a video game franchise loved the world over with more than 14 million copies shipped. KINGDOM HEARTS Birth by Sleep delivers an unforgettable story that will stay with players for years to come.
Long before Sora was chosen by his Keyblade, the worlds' safety lay in the hands of the true Keyblade Masters.
Three youths - Terra, Ventus and Aqua - have been training long and hard under Master Eraqus to prove that they, too, exhibit the Mark of Mastery.
But they will soon find themselves in the middle of a crisis affecting worlds far beyond their own - just as another Keyblade Master, Xehanort, goes mysteriously missing.
Three friends, three destinies. Everything will link back to the beginning.
-- An essential piece to the KINGDOM HEARTS series arrives on the PSP
system: From world-renowned creator and character designer Tetsuya
Nomura comes the latest installment in the beloved KINGDOM HEARTS
series. The vibrant and colorful KINGDOM HEARTS world comes to life in
16:9 widescreen presentation, through stunning graphics made possible
by the PSP system hardware.
-- Disney worlds and characters new to the KINGDOM HEARTS series: Disney
worlds and characters never before seen in KINGDOM HEARTS, such as
Enchanted Dominion (Sleeping Beauty) and Castle of Dreams (Cinderella)
will make their first appearances in KINGDOM HEARTS Birth by Sleep.
-- Three distinct gaming experiences through the eyes of three
protagonists: Unravel the mystery surrounding the origin of the
KINGDOM HEARTS saga through the tales of three unique characters -
Terra, Ventus and Aqua. The whole story is revealed only after playing
through with all three characters.
-- An action-packed combat system with intuitive controls: The familiar
action-packed experience that KINGDOM HEARTS fans have come to embrace
returns with an enhanced battle system and all-new features such as
Command Styles, Command Decks, Shotlocks and Dimension Links. KINGDOM
HEARTS Birth by Sleep is the most advanced KINGDOM HEARTS title to
-- Four exciting multiplayer modes: Experience the excitement and fun
with your friends with four brand-new multiplayer modes: Versus Mode,
Arena Mode, Command Board and Rumble Racing.
-- New game features: The North American release will include a number of
new features, including an extra boss, additional multiplayer options
and Crown Stickers: a reward system where players earn prizes by
collecting and placing stickers into an album.
-- An outstanding voice cast: KINGDOM HEARTS fans will surely be in for
one unforgettable experience, thanks to an impressive voice cast
featuring the talents of Mark Hamill, Willa Holland, Jesse McCartney,
Leonard Nimoy and James Woods, among others.
KINGDOM HEARTS Birth by Sleep is rated E10+ (Everyone 10 and older). Please visit the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) website at http://www.esrb.org for more information about ratings. KINGDOM HEARTS Birth by Sleep is available for the PSP system at North American retailers nationwide for the suggested retail price of $39.99.
Square Enix, Inc. is a U.S. based wholly-owned subsidiary of Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd., a holding company leading Square Enix Group. Square Enix, Inc. publishes and distributes entertainment content under the Square Enix Group's internationally renowned brands such as Square Enix, Eidos and Taito in the Americas. The Square Enix Group includes a global network of leading development studios located in North America, Europe and Japan. The Group boasts a valuable portfolio of intellectual property including: FINAL FANTASY®, which has sold over 97 million units worldwide; DRAGON QUEST®, which has sold over 54 million units worldwide; TOMB RAIDER®, which has sold over 35 million units worldwide; and other well-established products and services.
Disney Interactive Studios, part of Disney Interactive Media Group, is the interactive entertainment affiliate of The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS). Disney Interactive Studios self publishes and distributes a broad portfolio of multi-platform video games, mobile games and interactive entertainment worldwide. The company also licenses properties and works directly with other interactive game publishers to bring products for all ages to market. Disney Interactive Studios is based in Glendale, California, and has internal development studios around the world. For more information, log on to http://www.disneyinteractivestudios.com/.
DRAGON QUEST, FINAL FANTASY, SQUARE ENIX and the SQUARE ENIX logo are registered trademarks of Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd. Eidos and Tomb Raider are registered trademarks of Square Enix, Ltd. "PlayStation" is a registered trademark of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. GameStop is a registered trademark of GameStop, Inc.
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Cronkite News Offers Arizonans Daily Coverage of Critical Issues
PHOENIX, Sept. 7 -- Arizona State University today launches Cronkite News, a news website providing Arizonans original multimedia stories each day about critical public policy issues facing the state.
Available free at cronkitenewsonline.com, Cronkite News offers original news, feature and investigative packages combining student-produced, professionally edited video and text reports as well as photography and multimedia elements.
"This is an unprecedented endeavor," said Christopher Callahan, dean of the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication. "Cronkite News will be the deepest and richest university-generated journalism content produced on a daily basis for a statewide audience anywhere."
Callahan added that while Cronkite News is an "extraordinary and unique" learning opportunity for students, it also provides "a very real service to citizens across our state who want in-depth news and information about the most important issues facing Arizona."
Cronkite News draws on the strengths of full-immersion professional programs at the Cronkite School, including:
-- Cronkite NewsWatch, the school's award-winning 30-minute nightly
newscast and the largest student-produced newscast in the world.
Airing four live newscasts each week, NewsWatch is available to more
than 1 million Arizonans nightly via Eight World 8.3, a digital
channel of Eight, Arizona's PBS station.
-- Cronkite News Service, in which journalists produce daily news stories
along with features, enterprise and investigative packages for daily
and weekly newspapers, broadcast outlets and news websites statewide.
Cronkite News also incorporates special reports by journalists in the national Carnegie-Knight News21 program, which is based at the Cronkite School; AZ Fact Check, a partnership of Cronkite, The Arizona Republic, azcentral.com and 12 News; and the Southwest Borderlands Initiative, which looks in depth at transnational issues affecting those on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border.
President Michael M. Crow said Cronkite News is the latest example of a new and impactful ASU program embracing central themes of his vision of the New American University: hands-on learning, problem-solving, innovation and deep community and regional engagement.
"At a time when our state and nation face enormous challenges, the political debate has become polarized and reduced to sound bites and accusations, in part because of the changing nature of the national news media," Crow said. "Cronkite News will perform a vitally important public service by both focusing on key issues and covering them with comprehensive and unbiased reporting."
Cronkite News is directed by Steve Elliott, a former Associated Press Phoenix bureau chief and AP executive who helped launch Cronkite News Service when he joined ASU in 2006.
"Experiences such as Cronkite NewsWatch and Cronkite News Service offer unparalleled opportunities for students to improve their journalism skills and report stories that wouldn't be told otherwise," Elliott said. "Bringing the work of our professional programs together with Cronkite News creates a rich multimedia news report for the people of Arizona."
Assistant Dean Mark Lodato directs the school's TV news operations and will oversee the many video elements of Cronkite News.
"In a time when most newsrooms are getting smaller, we're able to send our reporters across Arizona to cover stories that have statewide impact," Lodato said. "This new site will allow instant access to our rich video content."
The Cronkite School, named in honor of the late CBS Evening News anchor, has enjoyed unprecedented growth since Crow made it an independent school in 2005.
During the past five years, Cronkite moved into its $71 million state-of-the-art digital media complex in downtown Phoenix and added new programs such as Carnegie-Knight News21, the Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism, the Knight Center for Digital Media Entrepreneurship, Cronkite News Service, the New Media Innovation Lab, ABC News on Campus, the Azcentral.com Multimedia Reporting Program, Cronkite NewsWatch, the Society of American Business Editors and Writers, and the Hubert H. Humphrey fellowship program for international journalists.
The school also has doubled its faculty and staff, adding national journalism leaders such as former Washington Post Executive Editor Leonard Downie Jr., former CNN anchor Aaron Brown, former Minneapolis Star Tribune Editor Tim McGuire, former BET Vice President Retha Hill, former Sacramento Bee Executive Editor Rick Rodriguez and digital media leader Dan Gillmor.
Over the same period, Cronkite students have dominated national journalism competitions. Cronkite students have finished first or second nationally in the Hearst Journalism Awards in four of the past five years, and have finished first in the Society of Professional Journalists' Mark of Excellence competition for five consecutive years.
TI lowers barrier to entry for power line communications with new development kit and software library plcSUITE(TM)
The industry's only power line communications (PLC) modem supporting multiple modulations and protocol standards on a single hardware platform
DALLAS, Sept. 7 -- Demonstrating its commitment to provide the most comprehensive products and tools for power line communications (PLC) development, Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NYSE:TXN) today announced the new PLC Development Kit (TMDSPLCKIT-V2) based on the industry's only PLC modem solution capable of supporting multiple modulation and protocol standards on a single hardware platform. The new kit provides everything developers need to network systems and implement monitoring capabilities and other new services that reduce device maintenance cost while increasing system reliability to create greener, more efficient products. Developers will now be able to quickly evaluate the suitability of using PLC-based communications and then jumpstart development for Smart Grid applications ranging from smart electrical meters to intelligently controlled industrial applications, including lighting, solar, home automation, building control, plug-in electrical vehicle and energy-managed appliances. For more information, please visit http://www.ti.com/plc-pr.
TI's PLC modem is a modular, fully programmable solution comprised of separate microcontroller (MCU) and analog front end (AFE) modules and a complete software framework designed for flexibility and adaptation to various application and regional requirements. The MCU module is based on TI's proven real-time control C2000(TM) architecture and offers excellent performance while interfacing seamlessly with the AFE and application processors to which the PLC modem communicates. The AFE module is self-contained and fully isolated, reducing design cycle time, lowering power consumption and reducing system cost. TI also offers its comprehensive plcSUITE, a modular software framework separating modulation, protocol and application development to extend the maximum flexibility to developers in testing and designing with PLC modems. With its flexible PLC modem solution capable of supporting multiple standards and modulation schemes, TI is the only company able to deliver all of the key components required for today's advanced Smart Grid applications.
Key features and benefits of the TI PLC Development Kit (TMDSPLCKIT-V2)
-- Two robust narrowband PLC modems for communications over
low-voltage/medium-voltage power lines with scalable data rate up to
128 kbps (single phase)
-- Flexible architecture and software framework supports all major PLC
standards - including S-FSK (IEC61334), PRIME, and G3 - as they
continue to evolve as well as TI customizable Low Frequency Narrowband
OFDM library FlexOFDM(TM)
-- Integrated AFE supports all low frequency narrowband modulation
standards while offering multiple operating modes for power
optimization, excellent thermal performance, and lower system
component count and cost
-- Turnkey evaluation and production software through the royalty-free
plcSUITE modular software framework that simplifies development and
enables developers to easily adapt products to specific protocol,
application, and regional requirements
-- Fully programmable OFDM-based system allowing environmental tuning for
robustness and reliability of communication performance
-- GUI-based control for quick visualization of key PLC modem parameters
Leading the industry with the most flexible PLC solutions on the market, TI continues to invest heavily in Smart Grid and Smart Metering technology. TI has recently opened a world-wide PLC design center in Dallas and is a principal member of PRIME, board of director of HomeGrid as well as serves as a contributing member of IEEE P1901.2, ITU G.hnem, and SAE/ISO-IEC. Designers can further accelerate time to market for PLC-based products by leveraging TI's extensive system expertise in industrial design, analog design, and OFDM modulation.
Find out more about TI's complete PLC portfolio by visiting the links below:
Texas Instruments (NYSE:TXN) helps customers solve problems and develop new electronics that make the world smarter, healthier, safer, greener and more fun. A global semiconductor company, TI innovates through design, sales and manufacturing operations in more than 30 countries. For more information, go to http://www.ti.com.
C2000, plcSUITE, FlexOFDM and PLClite are trademarks of Texas Instruments. All registered trademarks and other trademarks belong to their respective owners.
PRINCETON, N.J., Sept. 7 -- Online registration for Cruise Shipping Virtual, the online event focusing on sustainability for the cruise industry, is now open at http://www.cruiseshippingvirtual.com.
Complimentary registration includes admission to the two educational webinars, opportunities to meet suppliers showcasing new products and services, and to network with industry leaders via live group chats.
Organized in association with Sustainable Travel International, the 1-hour webinars included in the virtual event will focus on sustainable tourism issues. These webinars are part of a three-tiered series for the Green Travel Certificate Program administered in partnership with Sustainable Travel International which will include both online and face-to-face conference sessions.
The focus of the Green Travel Certificate Program is to educate travel professionals and suppliers on the benefits associated with sustainable tourism. To participate in the program attendees must attend a designated number of sessions either online or at the physical event. Upon completion they will be supplied with a certificate and recognition at the Miami event representing that they have taken the initiative to learn about this important topic.
"The cruise industry is highly committed to minimizing our environmental footprint and contributing the conservation of the oceans and places we visit. By participating in Cruise Shipping Miami's Virtual Event - two webinars and the certificate program - you will help demonstrate to us that you are also committed to helping us in this important work," states Jamie Sweeting, Vice President, Environmental Stewardship & Global Chief Environmental Officer, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.
Following is the webinar schedule:
Greening of the Supply Chain: 10:30 AM (EST)
Green supply chain management practices can help you open the door to new markets of consumers and can save you money. In this one-hour webinar / workshop, industry experts and leading vendors will share a variety of green solutions and doable options that teach you how to easily integrate sustainable supply chain management practices into your operations or refine your existing approach. This is turn will help reduce your environmental footprint and increase your level of corporate social responsibility and profitability.
Sustainable Tourism 101- Entering the World of Green Travel: 2:30 PM (EST)
In this one-hour webinar / workshop, you will be provided with an overview of the growing market of conscientious consumers and the global movement toward sustainable travel and tourism. It will cover the definitions of related terminology, the benefits of engaging in sustainability, related principles and concepts combined with case studies from around the world. You will leave this session with a clear understanding of sustainable tourism and the benefits of entering the world of green travel.
Note this schedule is subject to change.
The event takes place online on September 28, 2010.
EXHIBITING INFORMATION: Companies which are interested in exhibiting please email
About UBM Live
UBM Live is a wholly owned subsidiary of United Business Media plc a leading provider of business information services to the maritime, travel, fashion, technology, healthcare, media, and property industries. UBM offers services in trade shows, online, news distribution, and publishing to customers across the globe. Its brands are represented in more than 30 countries and are organized into specialist teams that serve their business communities helping them excel in their market by working effectively and efficiently. For more information about United Business Media, go to http://www.unitedbusinessmedia.com/ .
About Sustainable Travel International
Sustainable Travel International (http://www.sustainabletravelinternational.org) is a globally recognized non-profit organization whose mission is to promote sustainable development through responsible travel by providing programs that help travelers, businesses and destinations protect the environment, preserve cultural heritage and contribute to economic development.
Source: UBM Live
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Video Demonstration of Samsung Fascinate(TM) Available Now
Video Shows Newest Addition to Verizon Wireless' Android Smartphone Family
BASKING RIDGE, N.J., Sept. 7 --
WHO: Verizon Wireless, the company with the nation's largest and
most reliable wireless voice and 3G data network
WHAT: Video featuring:
-- Demonstrations of several features of the Samsung
Fascinate(TM), a Galaxy S(TM) smartphone
-- Consumers' first reactions to the Samsung Fascinate
Photos, including still images of the device
WHERE: In Verizon Wireless' Multimedia Library at
On the Verizon WirelessTV YouTube channel at
WHEN: Available now
BACKGROUND: Powered by Android 2.1(TM), the Samsung Fascinate(TM), a
Galaxy S(TM) smartphone, is equipped with support for Google
Mobile Services, including Gmail(TM), YouTube(TM), Android
Market(TM) and more. Additionally, the Fascinate boasts a
brilliant four-inch Super AMOLED touch screen display, Samsung
1GHz Cortex A8 Hummingbird Application Processor, and an
Integrated entertainment, multimedia, messaging and social
networking experience. The Samsung Fascinate is available
online on Sept. 8 and in Verizon Wireless Communications
Stores on Sept. 9 for $199.99 after a $100 mail-in rebate with
a new two-year customer agreement.
Verizon Wireless operates the nation's most reliable and largest wireless voice and 3G data network, serving more than 92 million customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 79,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ)(NASDAQ: VZ) and Vodafone (NASDAQ:VOD). For more information, visit http://www.verizonwireless.com. To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at http://www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.
Source: Verizon Wireless
CONTACT: Albert Aydin, Verizon Wireless, +1-908-559-7513,
On August 9, 2010, Adam & Eve (www. adamandeve .com/news) posted the first in a series of 32 podcasts, entitled "Friday Night Fun," on the popular iTunes podcasting directory (http://itunes/. apple. com/us/podcast/friday-night-fun-erotic-stories/id386714806). The podcast can also be found on approximately 30 additional podcast directories.
"Friday Night Fun" is an audio podcast of adult erotic stories featuring an introduction by Penelope Pardee. The podcast is designed to be released once per week on Friday nights just in time for traditional weekend frolics! The podcast provides adults with audio content that inspires and ignites satisfaction in their sexual lives and leads to healthier and happier relationships.
The series is off to a resounding success with over 27,000 downloads in just a few short weeks. Los Angeles leads the market for downloads, followed by New York, Chicago, San Francisco and Dallas. The show has also been downloaded from 21 countries outside the U.S. iTunes has featured the "Friday Night Fun" podcast as a leader in the New & Noteworthy area of both the Health and Sexuality categories, and the podcast has held top 10 ranking in both categories for "Podcast Episodes" as well as "Podcasts," which is the general podcast category.
Executive Podcast Producer Chris Barbu of Fast Forward Media, the producer of the podcast series, said, "This has been one of the most successful podcast releases we have ever worked with. Within just a few short days, the podcast was featured in iTunes and the first audio program, 'Moving Violation,' was ranked number two in the most popular podcast following Dan Savage of 'Savage Love' in the sexuality category." Barbu adds, "There obviously is a great deal of interest in this content, and it was nice to see Apple's iTunes feature the program so quickly."
Chad Davis, Marketing Director for Adam & Eve says, "We wanted to extend our brand by offering a new service to consumers. We are delighted that we are fulfilling a need and hope to offer other podcasts in the near future."
This venture is in association with Sounds Publishing, Inc., Fast Forward Media, and Bautista Direct Marketing, Inc. For more information please contact Adam & Eve director of public relations Katy Zvolerin at 919.644.8100 x 3121 or email@example.com.
MONROEVILLE, Pa., Sept. 7 -- Compunetix, Inc. has released software update 3.10.0 for its CONTEX Presenter Web collaboration tool, increasing performance and adding productivity enhancing features for Collaboration Service Providers (CSP) and end users alike. Presenter is touted as the intuitive, reliable solution based on the award-winning CONTEX platforms known for unmatched voice quality. Features include updates such as one-click dial out capabilities, connectivity to Microsoft Outlook and the ability to include a Web conference to your calendar, upgraded server performance allowing for more participants, and the ability to bill multiple Host accounts to a single billing code for more efficient processing.
Service providers can easily customize Presenter; the look and feel can be configured per customer. Software brandability gives users an individualized experience and provides CSPs with the ability to offer flexible services. Multiple monitor support, the ability to support up to 256 clients in a single conference or multiple conferences, and improved performance makes Presenter 3.10.0 an attractive addition to a CSP's CONTEX Summit offerings. Presenter has all of the key elements of data collaboration, including remote application and desktop sharing, participant chat, a unified roster, talker indicator, customizable language options, all with minimal setup or configuration.
"Presenter is the natural choice for CSP customers wanting to offer Web collaboration on CONTEX media platforms - the tight integration, impeccable quality, and intuitive features make Web conferencing easy for end users," notes Director of Software Engineering Mr. Benjamin Krokosky. "Our products are designed to tightly interface with the industry's best voice conferencing platform, ensuring increased productivity for end users and better business for CSPs."
About Compunetix, Inc.
Compunetix is the leading manufacturer of multipoint collaboration equipment and Web collaboration software in the world. With well over 500,000 ports installed in more than 28 countries, the company has the industry's largest worldwide deployment of digital teleconferencing systems. Dedicated to customer-focused and innovative technology, Compunetix engineers and manufactures all aspects of its conferencing equipment, ensuring its customers that their media processors are the highest quality, most reliable and most flexible solutions available. For more information call Robert Haley at (800) 879-4266 or (412) 373-8110, or visit the Compunetix website at http://www.compunetix.com.
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ASHBURN, Va., Sept. 7 -- USENETSERVER.COM, the industry-leader in low cost Usenet service reliability, speed and article retention, today announced that it has upgraded binary retention across all newsgroups to 650 days. In addition to 650 days of binary retention, UsenetServer's text group retention currently surpasses two years. This service enhancement comes at no additional cost to UsenetServer subscribers.
UsenetServer's new binary retention level is made possible by the addition of many new racks of storage and upgrades to the UNS server farms in both the United States and Europe.
With this world class retention level, super-fast connections, 256-bit SSL access, unlimited download packages and 99+% completion rate, UsenetServer continues to offer the fastest, most secure Usenet access in the industry for the lowest prices available anywhere. UsenetServer welcomes all users worldwide to explore any of its unlimited access accounts with a 14 day/10 GB free trial.
UsenetServer's latest retention upgrade is preceded by a freshly redesigned and internationalized website that hosts content in 10 different languages. UsenetServer's new website also supports PayPal as well as provides streamlined content and Usenet tools such as Newsgroup Search, Traceroute and Global search to provide UNS users with the ultimate Usenet experience.
Stay tuned for more exciting service enhancements from UsenetServer.
UsenetServer.com offers its users the highest quality Usenet experience at the lowest cost in the industry. The UsenetServer Team prides itself with maintaining a Usenet service level that boasts industry-best reliability, blazing fast access speed and retention. UsenetServer continues to be committed to providing a world-class Usenet access to over 107,000 uncensored newsgroups from its server farms in the United States and Europe.
For more information about UsenetServer.com and its service, please visit http://www.UsenetServer.com or contact support@UsenetServer.com
Epson Stylus Pro 900-Series and Exhibition Fiber Paper Help Greg Gorman Display Four Decades of Iconic Personalities
'A Distinct Vision' is on View at Pacific Design Center in California Sept. 15 - Oct. 29, 2010
LONG BEACH, Calif., Sept. 7 -- As the leader in photographic printing technology, Epson is proud to sponsor the upcoming exhibit, "A Distinct Vision" by Greg Gorman, internationally acclaimed photographer best known for his stunning black and white reflections of the most recognized faces in entertainment. Gorman used the industry-leading Epson Stylus® Pro 9900 printer along with the recently introduced Signature Worthy(TM) Exhibition Fiber Paper in rolls to print the exhibition at the Pacific Design Center in California.
"The Epson Stylus Pro 9900 printer and my favorite paper, Exhibition Fiber, provides more tonal control in my black-and-white images and richer blacks than I could ever do in the darkroom," said Gorman. "In addition, new Exhibition Fiber Paper in rolls allowed me to print images for the exhibit up to 40"x60". In the past, I wasn't able to make prints that large myself, and the quality of the prints at these larger sizes helped me bring my vision for 'A Distinct Vision' to life."
Used by Gorman to print the black-and-white prints on display, the Epson Stylus Pro 9900 incorporates Epson's exclusive advanced black-and-white printing technology - a unique driver technology that takes full advantage of the three-level black ink system to produce prints from color or grayscale image files. This advanced technology provides a consistent print with no color crossover or color cast.
"A Distinct Vision" 1970-2010 is a retrospective exhibition covering four decades of images made by Gorman. The exhibition encompasses the broad range of Gorman's photographic career which includes his iconic images of personalities from the worlds of film, sports and music. Photographs from Gorman's most recent publication "In Their Youth" will also be featured.
More about the Epson Stylus Pro 900-series and Exhibition Fiber Paper
The Epson Stylus Pro 7900 and 9900 combine the precision of a MicroPiezo® TFP® print head with the performance of 10-color Epson UltraChrome® HDR ink, to deliver advanced print quality, fast speeds and an extremely wide color gamut. Combining Epson UltraChrome HDR ink with AccuPhoto(TM) HDR screening technology dramatically raises the level of print quality, the result being greatly enhanced photographic print quality with exceptionally fine photographic blends and transitions, and highly accurate highlight-to-shadow detail.
Epson's Exhibition Fiber Paper is designed to give professional and advanced photographers a paper that delivers the look and feel of a classic F-surface, air-dried fiber-based print. Exhibition Fiber Paper is part of Epson's Signature Worthy line of papers which represent the finest in print quality and permanence and are deemed by creative professionals to be worthy of their signature.
Epson America, Inc. is a leading provider of an extensive range of printers, 3LCD projectors, scanners and point-of-service printers that are renowned for their high quality, functionality, innovation and energy efficiency. Epson America is a U.S. affiliate of Seiko Epson Corporation, which employs more than 70,000 people in 106 countries around the world. Seiko Epson is committed to its ongoing contributions to the global environment and for the second year in a row has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index, an indicator for leading companies in economic, environmental and social criteria. To learn more about Epson America, please visit: http://www.Epson.com. You may also connect with Epson America on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/EpsonAmerica), Twitter (http://twitter.com/EpsonAmerica) and YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/EpsonTV).
Note: Specifications and terms are subject to change. Epson, Epson Stylus, Epson UltraChrome, MicroPiezo, and TFP are registered trademarks of Seiko Epson Corp. Epson Exceed Your Vision is a registered logomark of Seiko Epson Corp. Signature Worthy and AccuPhoto are trademarks of Epson America, Inc. All other product brand names are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their respective companies. Epson disclaims any and all rights in these trademarks.
Source: Epson America, Inc.
CONTACT: John Jatinen of Epson America, Inc., +1-562-290-5173,
John_Jatinen@ea.epson.com; or Jane Fainer of Walt & Company, +1-408-369-7200,
ext. 1052, email@example.com, for Epson America, Inc.
mophie Reveals First Look at Next Generation of juice pack
iPhone 4-compatible rechargeable external battery now available
SANTA ANA, Calif., Sept. 7 -- mophie(TM) today revealed the 7th generation of its juice pack line, delivering on-the-go power to the iPhone 4 via its light-weight and ultra-thin external rechargeable battery case. The new juice pack air is the first of several products planned for 2010 and joins the juice pack legacy line of award-winning designs. The juice pack virtually doubles the battery life of the iPhone and its soft touch hardware also provides protection from device bumps, bangs and drops.
"mophie's passion is creating intelligent products that help Apple fans interact with their device in new ways," says Ross Howe, Vice President of Business Development at mophie. "With the release of the next generation form factor, it is only natural that we provide its users the extended battery life and protection that Apple fans have come to expect from mophie."
The juice pack air for iPhone 4 is now available for purchase on http://www.mophie.com for $79.95. Key features and benefits include:
-- juice pack Legacy - With more than one million juice pack units sold
to-date, mophie cases have been made for every iPhone and iPod touch
form factor since the devices' debut and was the first-ever "Works
with iPhone" battery case. The juice pack air for the iPhone 4
provides the very best of seven generations of product development and
-- Battery Extender and Case in One - the juice pack air for iPhone 4
combines rechargeable external battery power concealed inside of a
protective form-fitting case. It offers the full protection of a
hard-shell case with an ultra-thin, light-weight, low-profile design.
-- Twice the Power - the juice pack air for iPhone 4 virtually doubles
the power available to rock, talk, surf and send. A full charged case
-- Up to an additional 6 hours on 3G, up to 12 hours on 2G, of Talk
-- Up to an additional 36 hours of Audio Playback
-- Up to an additional 9 hours of Video Playback
-- Advanced Battery Technology - Highly condensed lithium polymer battery
delivers an incredible amount of juice in a small form factor and
features built in overcharge, short circuit and temperature
-- Efficient Electronics - Embedded electronics results in no signal
interference with the iPhone 4.
-- Acoustic Sound Enhancement - The case design acts as a virtual speaker
box, redirecting sound from the bottom of the iPhone 4 to the front,
resulting in a richer, fuller sound quality.
-- 4 Light LED Battery Status Indicator - An integrated LED status
indicator tells you exactly how much "juice" is left and also displays
how much time remains during the charging process.
-- Quick Speed - 500 milliamps fast charge technology, with an advanced
battery for added safety, as well as 1500 mAh capacity.
-- Soft-Touch Finish - Sleek design includes a new, soft-touch,
rubberized finish and silver band that mirrors the aesthetic of the
-- Pass-through USB - Included USB cable enables you to simultaneously
charge and sync your iPhone 4 to iTunes without having to remove it
from the juice pack air.
The mophie juice pack air for iPhone 4 is now available in black/silver at http://www.mophie.com for $79.95. For additional information regarding the mophie juice pack suite of products, please visit http://www.mophie.com/
mophie is a California-based, award-winning designer and manufacturer of mobile intelligent devices and accessories. It is widely recognized and highly acclaimed for its creative designs and innovative solutions. mophie is the proud developer of the juice pack, first ever "Works With iPhone" portable battery case certified by Apple Inc. All mophie's products are developed to address real consumer and business needs and are seamless integrations of industrial, electronic, software and artistic designs. Its products are available in Apple Stores, Best Buy, AT&T stores and on http://www.mophie.com. Follow mophie on Twitter at http://twitter.com/mophielovesyou.
HOUSTON, Sept. 7 -- AppTech Corp. (Pink Sheets: APCX) http://www.apptechglobal.com reported today the completion of the company's first app designed for the Christian community throughout the world. The Jesus app has been submitted to the iPhone App Store in English and is being translated into Spanish and Portuguese. Approval to commence sales is expected from the App Store in the near future. AppTech will donate twenty percent (20%) of all company revenue from sales of the $.99 "Jesus App" to benefit the American Cancer Society.
CEO Eric Ottens said, "AppTech intends to develop a continuing series of applications that will benefit various non-profit organizations throughout the world from the sales revenue generated to the company. We believe that it is entirely possible to do well while doing good at the very same time."
About AppTech Global, Inc.
AppTech Global, Inc. is a subsidiary of AppTech Corp. and is developing mobile application market places serving emerging countries throughout the world, including Latin America, Brazil, China, India, Japan and the USA. AppTech is focused on multi-platform mobile apps designed to run on device operating systems such as Apple iPhone, Google Android Nexus One, Research In Motion, Microsoft Mobile, Palm, Verizon Droid, the O-Phone in China, and others.
This release contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and such forward-looking statements are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. "Forward-looking statements" describe future expectations, plans, results, or strategies and are generally preceded by words such as "may," "future," "plan" or "planned," "will" or "should," "expected," "anticipates," "draft," "eventually" or "projected." You are cautioned that such statements are subject to a multitude of risks and uncertainties that could cause future circumstances, events, or results to differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements, including the risks that actual results may differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements as a result of various factors, and other risks identified in a company's annual report.
Source: AppTech Global, Inc.
CONTACT: William E. Ottens, AppTech Global, Inc., +1-713-337-3700
Lincoln Appraisal & Settlement Services Teams Up With Live Well Financial to Deliver Best-In-Class Reverse Mortgage Title & Closing Services
PROVIDENCE, R.I., Sept. 7 -- Lincoln Appraisal & Settlement Services, a 100% FHA & HVCC compliant national Appraisal Management Company (AMC) and Settlement Services firm, has teamed up with Live Well Financial, a reverse mortgage company committed to offering competitive pricing, best-in-class service and hassle free underwriting since 2005.
Headquartered in Richmond, VA, the mission of Live Well Financial is to serve the financial needs of America's senior population. Staffed with a management team that brings a wealth of experience spanning from decades of traditional mortgage know-how, banking, insurance, and other consumer financial services, Live Well Financial offers broad coverage of multiple lending programs. A seasoned veteran in the mortgage industry, Live Well Financial is proud of the role they play in helping homeowners 62 and older to find the best possible solutions to their financial needs. And, by partnering with Lincoln Appraisal & Settlement Services for their outstanding Title and Closing Services, Live Well Financial aspires to enhance the quality of reverse mortgage services they provide to valued customers.
Fully equipped and trained in E-Closings, the Lincoln Premier Title & Closing Service Department at Lincoln Appraisal & Settlement Services offers state-of-the-art technology that allows for order placement, real-time status updates, scheduling, HUD revision/approval, and more. With an internet-based software program that is intuitive and easy to use, the Lincoln Premier Title & Closing Service Department at Lincoln Appraisal & Settlement Services strives to make the process of placing and tracking title and settlement orders as easy as possible for their clients. The Lincoln Premier Title & Closing Service Department is well-versed in curative work, which can be extremely helpful to seniors whose titles have clouds going back several years that were never cleared or discharged. A lot of reverse mortgage borrowers own their house free and clear are unaware of issues on the title, and Lincoln Appraisal & Settlement Services works to clear these issues, taking the stress out of the process for the borrower, and delivering exceptional value to their clients like Live Well Financial.
Both Live Well Financial and Lincoln Appraisal & Settlement Services have highly trained staff in the area of reverse mortgages and are members of the National Reverse Mortgage Lenders Association (NRMLA). All internal staff at Lincoln Appraisal & Settlement Services, as well as signing agents, undergoes extensive training in all reverse mortgage products, so they are well able to answer any questions that may come up. Both Live Well Financial and Lincoln Appraisal & Settlement Services utilize a paperless system and are web-based; however, clients can and will be accommodated in whatever way is most comfortable to them. Each partner is committed to providing seniors with an abundance of information and support as they go through the process.
About Lincoln Appraisal
Lincoln Appraisal & Settlement Services, a national Appraisal Management & Settlement Services Company founded in 1998 is fully FHA & HVCC compliant, and is a premier provider of a full suite of residential, commercial, and specialized appraisal, title, and closing services/products to the real estate industry. Their clients include some of the nation's largest lending institutions, mortgage brokers, investment banks, law firms, mortgage insurance, and mortgage servicing companies which include: Urban Financial Group, TD Bank, Sovereign Bank, Mortgage Guaranty Insurance Corporation (MGIC), Interbank Lending, Generation Mortgage, Crescent Mortgage, and JMAC Lending.
Source: Lincoln Appraisal & Settlement Services
CONTACT: Lisa Edwards, Bresette + Company, +1-603-430-0770 x 115,
MobiTV, Inc.'s platform enables rapid deployment of multi-screen services
EMERYVILLE, Calif., Sept. 7 -- Building on the success of its managed service platform to deliver a reliable, scalable mobile TV and video service to hundreds of mobile phones across every major device platform, MobiTV, Inc. is showcasing the next evolution of its platform supporting multi-screen distribution at the CTIA Enterprises & Applications show in San Francisco, Oct. 6-8.
The company's white-labeled, end-to-end managed service platform bridges the gap between mobile devices, PCs, tablets, set top boxes and internet connected TVs. MobiTV's convergence platform enables authentication and access control, digital rights management, DVR capability and media delivery for live, video-on-demand (VOD) and downloadable content across all devices. The guiding principle for the platform is that a true convergence experience must start with the user, not the device.
Advanced session and user management allows a user to begin watching on one platform, then pause the content, move to another device and continue the session seamlessly, with the content dynamically adapted for the appropriate platform and network. The technology enables any type of action or user preference such as favorite channels, rentals, purchases, content packages, or recorded content to be available on any of the user's devices, independent of the device on which it was initiated.
"One of the primary challenges for a multi-screen solution is authentication and authorization," said Kay Johansson, CTO, MobiTV, Inc. "Traditionally, the focus has been on authorizing the device. However, to be able to offer a multi-screen solution you must move from a device centric authorization model to a user centric model. Convergence presents new complexities. We've already solved many of these challenges for mobile devices, such as having users switch devices or dealing with dual mode devices, giving us a solid foundation for this next step. One specific area that demanded significant R&D investment was enabling a personalized experience for a multi-user device, such as the big screen TV at home."
At the heart of the platform is MobiTV, Inc's stateless video distribution, based on the Fragmented Mpeg4 standard, which provides unparalleled operational and economic scalability.
By combining the simplicity of HTTP distribution with MobiTV's media session synchronization framework and bandwidth adaptation, content can be kept in-synch on all platforms and optimized based on network conditions. Most importantly, it supports time and place shifting of not only VOD, but live and recorded content as well, on any device and any network without having to access the exact same physical file. Because content can originate from different servers or Web caches, as well as from different versions of the same source, a service provider does not have to limit multi-screen use cases to specific environments or to specific devices or networks.
"The media landscape is changing at an unparalleled rate and consumer demand for convergence is a big driver," said Charlie Nooney, CEO, MobiTV, Inc. "As a technology company that has always had a vision for what's possible, we have not limited ourselves to the environment our customers and partners operate in today. Our engineers have designed and built an advanced platform that enables true convergence services; a platform that provides easy integration and can adapt to evolving content licensing rights and distribution models."
About MobiTV, Inc.
MobiTV, Inc. is the leading provider of technology solutions that deliver media over wireless and broadband networks. MobiTV, Inc.'s flexible platform powers an end-to-end managed service for content ingestion, encoding and optimized delivery of media for major mobile operators including AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon, as well as marquee partners like CBS, ESPN, MTV Networks, NBC, Warner Music and more.
The strength of the MobiTV, Inc. technology platform is showcased through the company's own product called MobiTV, a feature-rich, personalized and intuitive mobile experience.
MobiTV, Inc. powers the experiences of live television, premium and primetime programming, video-on-demand, as well as digital and satellite music services across hundreds of mobile handsets on all major device platforms including RIM, BREW, Java, Android, iPhone, WebOS, WinMo, Palm and more.
Founded in 1999, MobiTV, Inc. is a privately-held company with headquarters in Emeryville, California. For more information about MobiTV, Inc.'s hosted content delivery technology and solutions, please visit http://www.mobitv.com/technology.
CONTACT: Andy Kill, +1-650-241-1711, firstname.lastname@example.org, for MobiTV
Free Shipping Software for eBay Sellers, Thanks to New Interapptive ShipWorks Offering Powered by DYMO Endicia
PALO ALTO, Calif., Sept. 7 -- The price is right -- free! -- for eBay sellers using a simplified and automated shipping software service launched today by two leading software companies.
DYMO(TM) Endicia®, the leader in postage technologies with more than $5 billion in postage printed, and Interapptive®, a popular multi-carrier shipping software provider, have created a fully-integrated service that enables eBay sellers to print postage, process orders and manage all account activity on one platform for no additional service fees. Postage is purchased through the software.
The tool, Free ShipWorks® for eBay, powered by DYMO Endicia, is seamlessly integrated with eBay which means that users can -- with just a one-click download -- pull all order data, eliminating the need to copy, paste or re-key shipping information when purchasing and printing postage and generating labels. Other key features of the DYMO Endicia and Interapptive ShipWorks tool are configuring and batch processing to dispense multiple shipping labels at the same time; and editing several shipments simultaneously -- all especially vital benefits for eBay sellers during busy shipping seasons.
"With this great new partnership, DYMO Endicia and Interapptive are providing eBay sellers with a valuable service for no additional cost," said Amine Khechfe, general manager, DYMO Endicia. "Readying orders for shipping is now easier than ever, and we're thrilled that our two brands are joining forces to help save businesses time and money."
"These integrated tools are giving eBay sellers exactly what they need -- ease of use and efficiencies in order processing and shipping," said Wes Clayton, president and co-founder, Interapptive. "DYMO Endicia shares our commitment to customer service, and we are certain this collaboration will be fruitful for our businesses and our customers."
Users are also able to track customer history, print invoices and packing slips and send email notifications on one platform. For more information, please visit http://www.endicia.com/shipworks-ebay
About DYMO Endicia
DYMO Endicia provides trusted, convenient and affordable online shipping and mailing solutions. DYMO Endicia is the leader in postage technologies with more than $5 billion in postage printed and over 25 years of postal industry experience. For more information on DYMO Endicia products and services, visit http://www.endicia.com. Follow DYMO Endicia on Twitter @endicia.
About Interapptive, Inc.
Interapptive, Inc., an Endicia Certified Partner, FedEx® Compatible Solution provider, UPS OnLine® Tools Approved Provider, and an eBay Certified Provider, develops powerful shipping and order management software that integrates with leading online marketplace and sales systems. For more information, call 1-800-952-7784, or visit http://www.interapptive.com. .
About DYMO and Newell Rubbermaid Global Technology Solutions
DYMO is the master brand name for the Newell Rubbermaid Global Technology Solutions portfolio. In a world that demands greater productivity and measures it at every opportunity, DYMO provides businesses, educational institutions and consumers with innovative and easy ways to share, manage and organize information with improved efficiency and satisfaction.
Our DYMO global technology brands are organized into four solutions:
-- DYMO® Labeling Solutions include DYMO hand-held label makers, PC
connected label and postage printers, plus Industrial labeling tools
-- DYMO(TM) CardScan® Contact Management Solutions include CardScan
business card scanners and contact management software
-- DYMO(TM) Endicia® Internet Postage Solutions include Endicia online
shipping and mailing services (http://www.endicia.com), as well as customized
-- DYMO / Mimio® ITT (Interactive Teaching Technology) include Mimio
interactive whiteboard technology, digital ink recorders, document
cameras, student response systems and engaging lesson plan content
These global technology brands complement Newell Rubbermaid's strong portfolio of global brands, which also includes Rubbermaid®, Sharpie®, Graco®, Calphalon®, Irwin®, Lenox®, Levolor®, Paper Mate®, Waterman®, Parker®, Goody®, Technical Concepts(TM) and Aprica®.
Kristin Kelley, Ketchum, 404-879-9248
Sony Pictures' Premium Video Entertainment Network Now Available at Crackle.com, RogersOnDemand.com and Other Partner Sites
CULVER CITY, Calif. and TORONTO, Sept. 7 -- Crackle, Sony Pictures Entertainment's premium video entertainment network is now available in Canada, it was announced today by Eric Berger, senior vice president, digital networks, Sony Pictures Television (SPT).
Crackle's unique mix of high-quality content can now be found at http://www.crackle.com in Canada, as well as via distribution partners including RogersOnDemand, YouTube, Boxee, Dailymotion, and Metacafe. Advertiser supported, Crackle features high-quality original short-form series, full-length and short-form television shows, and motion pictures from the vast Sony Pictures library. The site's content is refreshed on a regular basis and reaches a wide audience through its impressive online distribution network.
Rogers Digital Media will be the ad sales agent for Crackle.com in Canada and will sell the site's Canadian inventory across its online distribution channels.
"Through our expansion into Canada, Crackle continues to build upon its successful distribution and ad network," said Berger. "We deliver the best content, from acclaimed originals to movie favorites that is selected and programmed with the seasoned viewer in mind."
A sampling of Crackle titles available in Canada include:
-- "Samurai X"
-- "Charlie's Angels"
-- "The Three Stooges Collection"
-- "A Few Good Men"
-- "Godzilla vs. Megaguirus"
Crackle's programming will appear via the proprietary Crackle player, which provides content protection and consolidated, dynamic ad serving, available across all of its distributors.
"The partnership with Crackle.com enables Rogers Media to expand its video offering to consumers and offer advertisers high-quality branded environments," said Claude Galipeau, SVP & GM, Digital Media at Rogers Media. "Rogers Digital Media is quickly becoming the go-to place for premium online video ad sales. We are thrilled to add this high-quality content to our already impressive stable of trusted brands."
Beginning in mid-October, Crackle.com is set to debut a new look and feel that will make navigating the site a more intuitive experience.
One of the fastest growing entertainment destinations on the Internet today Crackle.com is ranked one of the top 10 U.S. sites in comScore* (US comScore Oct-Dec 2009, 3 month average). Online viewers experience pure entertainment: full-length movies, TV shows, and original online series - all uncut, uncensored and free. Crackle.com also recently launched in the United Kingdom and Australia.
Crackle, Inc., a Sony Pictures Entertainment Company, is a multi-platform next-generation video entertainment network that distributes digital content including original short form series and full-length traditional programming from Sony Pictures' vast library of television series and feature films. Crackle is one of the fastest growing entertainment destinations on the Internet today, offering audiences quality programming in a variety of genres, including comedy, action, sci-fi, horror, music and reality. Crackle reaches an impressive audience through its diverse online and mobile distribution network. Visit Crackle at http://www.crackle.com
Toyota Program Provides Latinos a Way to Express Their Cultures on Their Cars
Limited-Edition Decals Designed Especially for Latino Customers
TORRANCE, Calif., Sept. 7 -- The numbers speak for themselves: Latinos Hablan Toyota. In recent years, Toyota has been regarded as Latinos' brand of choice, ranking No. 1 among Hispanics in the U.S.(1) In celebration of its loyal Latino fans, Toyota has created a unique way for them to showcase pride in both their culture and Toyota: somos muchos LATINOS. somos muchos TOYOTA.
A series of limited-edition decals that can be affixed to vehicles, somos muchos LATINOS. somos muchos TOYOTA come in nearly 100 different versions, touting cultures and expressions from all over Latin America. Toyota created the decals to provide Latinos with an outlet to pay homage to an array of regions and countries, while sharing the pride in their cars. A few examples of the phrases available as decals include "somos muchos Chilenos ... somos muchos HONDURENOS ... somos muchos MEXICANOS..." The decals also include names such as "BORICUAS," "PORTENOS" or "SINOALENSES" -- popular descriptions given to people from specific geographic areas. They are complimentary through Facebook, and can be ordered at http://www.facebook.com/ToyotaLatino, a social media space dedicated to Hispanic Toyota enthusiasts.
"The aim of this campaign is to celebrate our loyal Latino customers," said Tim Morrison, corporate manager of marketing communications for Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. "The campaign offers a unique way for our loyal customers to honor their cultural heritage while expressing pride in their Toyota vehicles."
This enthusiasm is also captured in the campaign's television spots, featuring short documentaries which illustrate customers' reactions to the Toyota street teams handing out complimentary decals in cities across the country. In the spots, the decals are happily received as people affix them on their cars, bicycles, and even food trucks.
Toyota street teams will be distributing thousands of decals across the country at upcoming events including Mexican Bicentennial celebrations in Los Angeles, Houston and Dallas, as well as Hispanic Heritage Month events, cultural celebrations and festivals in Miami, New York and Chicago. Celebrities who will serve as ambassadors for the program will be revealed closer to the event dates.
For continued updates on the somos muchos LATINOS. somos muchos TOYOTA campaign and to order a complimentary decal, please visit http://www.facebook.com/ToyotaLatino or "like" Toyota Latino on Facebook.
About Toyota's Commitment to Hispanics
Toyota was founded on a strong value system that respects and supports the communities in which it conducts business. Toyota has strong ties to the U.S. Hispanic community that go far beyond just cars. From partnerships with nationally-recognized organizations such as the National Council of the Raza, the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, and the Hispanic Scholarship Fund, to joining Hispanic leaders in support of local programs that help make a difference particularly in the areas of education, the environment and safe driving practices, Toyota values and supports organizations that engage diverse communities. To learn more about Toyota's community activities, please visit http://www.toyota.com/community.
ABOUT TOYOTA MOTOR SALES, U.S.A., Inc.
Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc. is the marketing, sales, distribution and customer service arm of Toyota, Lexus and Scion. Established in 1957, TMS markets products and services through a network of more than 1,400 Toyota, Lexus and Scion dealers. Toyota directly employs more than 34,000 people in the U.S. and sold more than 1.77 million vehicles in 2009. For more information about Toyota, visit http://www.toyota.com, http://www.lexus.com, http://www.scion.com or http://www.toyotanewsroom.com.
(1) Based on Polk new Hispanic registration data through CYTD June 2010.
hour.ly Launches Website to Get Americans Back to Work
NEW YORK, Sept. 7 -- In honor of Labor Day, and the desire of all Americans to get the economy back on track, a new site, hour.ly (http://www.hour.ly), has been launched to provide employers and job seekers with a single destination for hourly, temporary & part time work. Hour.ly goes beyond traditional job sites matching job seekers and employers on an ongoing basis, based on job type, availability, locale, hourly rate, accreditation and other key criteria.
With the US unemployment rate nearing 10%, ongoing uncertainty in the economy and lack of credit availability for small businesses, the ability for businesses to hire full time employees has been stymied, despite the need to operate. This shift has given rise to a new breed of hourly & temporary employees who do not benefit from existing career sites, and are left to look for jobs through a bevy of different sources, including, classified ads, community bulletin boards, online listing services, personal introductions and placement agencies.
"We are seeing the development of a new work environment, referred to as the 'Gig Economy', Americans hustling from one short-term gig to another in order to stay ahead. It has become work to find work. Our hope with hour.ly is to get people back to work in and efficient manner," said Brooke Dixon, Co-founder & CEO of hour.ly
Through hour.ly's platform, job seekers have the ability to create a detailed work profile, one time, and have it indexed so that it can be searched directly by employers, or matched against jobs posted to the system. Further job seekers can leverage their diverse skill set by listing multiple jobs that are of interest, in every US industry. Communication is instant, and can be geo-targeted, making it easy for employers to find workers locally and nationally, to get back to work.
Hour.ly was founded in January of 2010, and is a member of the NY Poly Technical incubator program in New York City. This spring, hour.ly worked with the Entrepreneurial Studies Program at the UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School in Chapel Hill.
VirtualScopics and ABX-CRO Collaborate to Enhance Global Molecular Imaging Offerings
ROCHESTER, N.Y., Sept. 7 -- VirtualScopics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VSCP), a leading provider of quantitative imaging for clinical trials, today announced it has entered into a scientific collaboration, specific to molecular imaging, with ABX-CRO, a Dresden, Germany based full-service contract research organization. The collaboration joins two of the scientific pioneers in the use of advanced imaging for the clinical study of drugs and medical devices.
This partnership will provide pharmaceutical customers with an integrated service offering by leveraging the combined knowledge and experience of both VirtualScopics and ABX-CRO in the area of functional imaging, especially, Positron Emission Tomography (PET), Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography (SPECT) and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). The companies' complementary expertise in imaging analysis and administration of radiopharmaceuticals offers turn-key solutions to customers seeking to capitalize on molecular imaging's ability to quantitatively assess pharmacokinetics and metabolism.
"This collaboration of two of the leaders in the use of molecular imaging in clinical trials will allow each company's customers to source best in class service offerings on a global basis," said VirtualScopics President and Chief Executive Officer, Jeff Markin. He continued, "The coupling of VirtualScopics' robust image acquisition and analysis package with ABX-CRO's expertise with new and evolving tracers will provide a unique and unparalleled solution with regard to the use of functional imaging in drug and medical device development."
VirtualScopics and ABX-CRO will be on site September 8 and 9 at the World Molecular Imaging Congress in Kyoto, Japan at booth # 421 to discuss further details of the companies' applications and their benefit to sponsors of clinical trials, and to present ABX-DIRECT.
About VirtualScopics, Inc.
VirtualScopics, Inc. is a leading provider of imaging solutions to accelerate drug and medical device development. VirtualScopics has developed a robust software platform for analysis and modeling of both structural and functional medical images. In combination with VirtualScopics' industry-leading experience and expertise in advanced imaging biomarker measurement, this platform provides a uniquely clear window into the biological activity of drugs and devices in clinical trial patients, allowing sponsors to make better decisions faster. For more information about VirtualScopics, visit http://www.virtualscopics.com.
ABX-CRO represents greater than 12 years of comprehensive drug development services in nuclear medicine. Integrated development of new PET & SPECT biomarkers, stand-alone PET/SPECT imaging solutions in the context of therapeutic trials, and pharmacological imaging solutions (PET microdosing & dose finding studies) are key activities. Its unique service proposal covers in addition to advanced image analysis for PET & SPECT, radiochemistry, radio-pharmacy, radio-physics, as well as clinical sciences. For more information, visit http://www.abx-cro.com.
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eyeSight Introduces World's First Mobile Phone Music Player Controlled by Hand Gesture
The 'Moove' MP3 player, which is available only for the Nokia 5800 XpressMusic device, has been downloaded from Nokia's Ovi Store by more than half a million users in less than four months
HERZLIYA, Israel, Sept. 7 -- eyeSight Mobile Technologies, a developer of Hand Gesture Interface solutions for mobile phones and consumer electronics devices, today announced the successful launch of a unique new application which allows users to control a mobile phone MP3 player with simple hand gestures.
"Moove" MP3 Player controlled by eyeSight's Touch Free Interface technology, offered only to the Nokia 5800 XpressMusic users - has delivered more than half a million downloads from Nokia's Ovi Store in less than four months. The application dominated OVI's Top Downloads list for this device.
"The Hand Gesture Interface that offers interaction Beyond Touch, has been enthusiastically adopted by users of touch screen devices," said Itay Katz eyeSight's founder & CEO. "We are in talks with mobile phone manufactures to license the Hand Gesture Interface to be integrated into new smartphones."
"Moove" MP3 player allows users to play or stop tracks, as well as skip between songs by using simple hand gestures above the device's frontal camera.
So, for instance, people who are running on a treadmill can simply place the device on the treadmill deck and skip songs while running without touching the device. Drivers can operate their smartphones with a wave of the hand, allowing them to control the music player or mobile phone navigation system without looking at the device to find its controls.
The Touch Free technology can be applied to any camera-enabled device, including mobile phones, navigation systems, netbooks, MP3 players and more.
eyeSight Mobile Technologies is an innovative developer of Hand Gesture Interface solutions. eyeSight's technology allows users to control mobile devices with a simple hand gesture by using the built-in camera, advanced real-time image processing and machine vision algorithms.
eyeSight specializes in Touch Free interfaces for mobile devices by developing groundbreaking technology that revolutionizes the way people interact with portable devices.