Infragistics and StudioWorks Software Introduce Designbox for NetAdvantage for Windows Forms
Enables developers to rapidly create re-usable control designs for Windows Forms applications
CRANBURY, N.J. and ELSTREE, England, Nov. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Infragistics, the experience design software company and world leader in user interface (UI) development tools, and StudioWorks Software, creators of critical Visual Studio extensibility tools, today announced the availability of Designbox for NetAdvantage for Windows Forms.
Designbox, a Visual Studio add-in, enables Infragistics developers to rapidly create rich content designs for Windows Forms applications. Working Designs stored into shareable Design Palettes are dragged and dropped directly onto the design surface, where developers can easily modify and then drag back to their Designbox for re-use.
"Designbox for NetAdvantage for Windows Forms is a value-add for our customers," said Sara Faatz, director, Partner and Alliance Programs at Infragistics. "By enabling developers to create and apply control designs through Designbox, they can ensure consistency in the UI across multiple applications and reduce overall development time."
"When deciding what Windows Forms controls we should build our next design library around, Infragistics was a natural choice," said Joseph Burke, president of StudioWorks Software. "Developers who use NetAdvantage for Windows Forms to create powerful, full-featured applications can save time by incorporating Designbox into their UI design process and instead focus on the rest of their application development process."
Designbox for NetAdvantage for Windows Forms includes a free design library to get you started however customers do need a current NetAdvantage for Windows Forms subscription and a Designbox license.
To subscribe to NetAdvantage for Windows Forms, please visit: http://store.infragistics.com or contact sales at: 800-231-8588 or email@example.com. Quantity pricing and corporate licensing is also available.
For additional insight, perspective and community interaction on Infragistics solutions visit Infragistics Blogs, Infragistics Forums, Infragistics Community. Follow us on Twitter: @Infragistics, on Facebook and LinkedIn.
As the world leader in user interface development tools and experts in User Centered Design, Infragistics empowers developers to build and style immersive user experiences and rich data visualization in line of business applications across all platforms -- Windows Forms, WPF, ASP.NET and Silverlight. Infragistics also has a range of value-added services including UI testing tools, support, training and consulting services. For additional information on Infragistics, products and career opportunities, please visit http://www.infragistics.com or call us in the U.S. at +1 (800) 231-8588, +1 (609) 448-2000; in Europe, the Middle East, or Africa (EMEA) at +44 (0) 20 8387 1474; or in Japan at +81 3 5474 8040.
StudioWorks Software, LLC., founded in 2001, is a privately held company that specializes in delivering high value software products to the Visual Studio market. Based in Cleveland, OH, our flagship product, Designbox, has been used by both IT organizations and hobbyists alike to model their control designs and create their apps using a design-based approach. By using Designbox, our customers have been able to realize the productivity gains that come with capturing and reusing standards-based designs. StudioWorks Software has been a member of Microsoft's VSIP program since 2006. For more information, visit http://www.studioworkssoft.com.
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Palringo Launches Enterprise Group Messaging and Presence Platform
Business-Class Version of Popular Global IM Service Offers Mobile Messaging and Presence Capabilities that Improve Productivity and Reduce Call Costs
SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire/ --Palringo, the mobile instant messaging company, today announced the launch of its Enterprise Instant Messaging Platform - a business-class version of its popular consumer mobile instant messaging solution. Palringo Enterprise is a dedicated, device- and network-independent service that allows teams to collaborate, communicate and share media regardless of location. It supports P2P and group messaging, handling workgroups of thousands of members and can be used from any handheld device or desktop, requiring only a data connection to work. Users can send text, voice or picture messages to individuals and groups, which can result in significant telecommunications cost savings. In some cases, enterprise customers have reported savings exceeding 50 percent.
"Palringo is focused on delivering a truly mobile messaging experience that facilitates greater levels of collaboration and interaction for the enterprise," said Tim Rea, CEO, Palringo. "The ability to quickly and easily send text, voice and picture messages, along with the use of location and presence information, can truly transform enterprise communication and impact the way business is conducted."
Palringo's consumer offering, which launched in 2007, revolutionized the concept of instant messaging for mobile, with millions of users sending billions of messages each month. Based on this foundation, large enterprise customers, including Fortune 100 organizations, have begun using the Palringo solution to facilitate communications among distributed teams, field technicians and other groups. The launch of Palringo Enterprise adds important functionality to the core offering to make the mobile IM experience especially valuable for business.
How Does it Work?
Palringo has developed its own end-to-end telco-grade IM network with a proprietary protocol designed specifically to enable rich communications on any mobile device. The Palringo client works on all major mobile OSes and, should connectivity to third-party services be required, is able to connect to popular IM services such as AIM, Yahoo!, ICQ, Microsoft Messenger and Facebook Chat, and enterprise messaging services.
Using the core Palringo service as a platform allows enterprise users to extend the usual IM text experience to enable:
-- Voice: A flexible form of push-to-talk messaging that allows users to
use their phones like walkie-talkies
-- Pictures: Palringo makes it easy to snap a picture on the phone, or
select a picture from the on-device album, and drop it into an on-going
discussion with an individual or within a group. In a business setting,
field engineers can send images of particularly difficult faults to
colleagues for comment, or colleagues can share photos from a tradeshow
or industry event
-- Groups: Palringo's group function is flexible and scalable and can
easily accommodate hundreds of individuals within a group
-- Location: Palringo offers a rich location/presence functionality that
adds an additional level of communication in an enterprise setting. The
location functionality is flexible in terms of end-user privacy control
options, but for enterprise solutions can also be configured in
-- History & Archival: Unlike competitors, Palringo's emphasis on a robust
server-side platform allows the company to offer a full history of
conversations accessible via the Palringo clients, via an individual
user's account page on the web or via an admin control panel for
enterprise users. This is particularly important for regulated
industries or other environments where the ability to archive IM and
text conversations is important or even mandated
Productivity: An always-on connection improves teams' ability to coordinate and communicate, leading to higher levels of efficiency
Instant Answers: Establishing team chat within an enterprise makes it easy for staff to raise issues and generate an immediate response; support is always easily accessible
Coordination: Rich presence, innovative group communications and the ability to maintain many separate discussions makes it easy to coordinate activities
Reduced Telecom Expenditures: Customer studies show considerable cost savings with substantially reduced call costs and noticeable improvements in overall efficiency
Founded in 2006, the UK and San Francisco-based Palringo has built a new type of mobile communication solution that takes the PC-based instant messaging experience and makes it uniquely mobile. With more than five million users sending tens of billions of messages monthly, the company has built a hardened, scalable system that delivers a compelling user experience to the consumer and a valuable communications tool to the enterprise. For more information, visit http://www.palringo.com.
CONTACT: Liora Bram, Media Strategies, +1-617-202-9854, firstname.lastname@example.org, or Cheryl Delgreco, Media Strategies, +1-617-723-4004, email@example.com
triCerat's Profile Solution Wins Best User Experience in Citrix Challenge
COLUMBIA, Md., Nov. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- triCerat Inc. is proud to announce that Profile Acceleration Technology (PAT) is the winner of Best User Experience in the 2010 Citrix Ready Profile Management Video Challenge. Open to all Citrix Ready partners with profile solutions, entrants were asked to visually demonstrate how their solutions worked in the desktop virtualization and user profile management arenas.
triCerat's entry, "The Definitive Guide to Lightning Logins," illustrates how PAT works with Citrix XenDesktop and how finding the right profile solution impacts not only end users, but system administrators, CEOS, and business overall. Citrix expert panelists awarded "The Definitive Guide" with Best User Experience because it clearly demonstrated how PAT improves user satisfaction and productivity, reduces login times, and allows seamless migration between devices.
Founded in 1997, triCerat develops software that simplifies and enhances the operation of workspace environments. The company's flagship product, Simplify Suite, is a comprehensive package of integrated server management tools that boost the manageability, reliability, performance, and security of Microsoft Terminal Services, workstations, and virtual environments. Licensed by over 8,000 customers worldwide, Simplify Suite creates significant ROI by reducing support and hardware costs while increasing user productivity.
YP.com(SM) Adds More Coupons, Making It Easier for Shoppers to Save Money This Holiday Season
GLENDALE, Calif., Nov. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- AT&T Interactive today announced it entered into agreements with Valpak and Savings.com that will give over 30 million monthly YP.com(SM)users access to thousands of printable and online coupons. The new agreements complement thousands of existing coupons from local businesses already available on YP.com.
YP.com users who are looking to find great savings can now access online local coupons from Valpak, traditionally known for its signature Blue Envelope® coupons, which can be redeemed at physical store locations for retail goods (including dry cleaners, day spas, vets, pizza places, car washes) or for services, including those provided by plumbers and handymen. For online shoppers, YP.com( )offers promotional coupons from Savings.com, a premier destination for online coupons and coupon codes. YP.com users can redeem these discounts from thousands of online merchants simply by clicking through to merchant websites from YP.com and applying their discount code when they checkout online. In select locations, users may also find a new "Save" feature on the YP.com homepage, offering quick access to coupons and discounts from localbusinesses in popular categories.
"By bringing together the most comprehensive local business information with incentives such as coupons and promotions, we are creating a local search experience that benefits both businesses and consumers," said Mike Fordyce, Senior Vice President of Business Development at AT&T Interactive. "Increasing the number of coupons on YP.com( )creates more opportunities for local businesses to connect with customers, while giving consumers what they need to make a decision on the places to shop and do business with. Our collaboration with Valpak, Savings.com, and other industry leaders is part of our commitment to bring the best of local to YP users."
The agreements with Valpak and Savings.com (with data integration provided by Acxiom®) offer broad coupon coverage with local businesses across the country, supplementing the comprehensive local content already available on YP.com.
Currently, many YP.com coupons are also available on the YPmobileR website at m.yp.com, with future mobile integration of third party coupons and new mobile coupon products expected in early 2011.
*AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.
About AT&T Interactive
AT&T Interactive, a subsidiary of AT&T Inc, is an industry leader in creating local search products that encourage consumers to discover and engage with local businesses across three screens - online, mobile, and TV. YP.com, AT&T Interactive's flagship web property, attracts over 30 million monthly online unique visitors. YP.com is also accessed by millions of users each month via the mobile web. AT&T Interactive consumer apps have a pre-activation presence or have been downloaded through digital app stores on over 40 million mobile phones(1).
AT&T Interactive's robust local ad network helps advertisers grow their business and distributes ads to a distinguished list of top publishers whose presence spans online, mobile and TV. AT&T Interactive's wide range of local ad products such as premium listings, performance-based advertising, and search engine marketing provides advertisers an opportunity to increase their presence among consumers who are looking for a local business.
AT&T Interactive products are supported by over 5,000 media consultants from AT&T Advertising Solutions and other resellers. To learn more visit http://www.adsolutions.att.com.
AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) is a premier communications holding company. Its subsidiaries and affiliates - AT&T operating companies - are the providers of AT&T services in the United States and around the world. With a powerful array of network resources that includes the nation's fastest mobile broadband network, AT&T is a leading provider of wireless, Wi-Fi, high speed Internet and voice services. A leader in mobile broadband, AT&T also offers the best wireless coverage worldwide, offering the most wireless phones that work in the most countries. It also offers advanced TV services under the AT&T U-verse® and AT&T | DIRECTV brands. The company's suite of IP-based business communications services is one of the most advanced in the world. In domestic markets, AT&T Advertising Solutions and AT&T Interactive are known for their leadership in local search and advertising. In 2010, AT&T again ranked among the 50 Most Admired Companies by FORTUNE®magazine.
Additional information about AT&T Inc. and the products and services provided by AT&T subsidiaries and affiliates is available at the AT&T Web Site. This AT&T news release and other announcements are available at AT&T Newsroom, and as part of an RSS feed at AT&T RSS Feed. Or follow our news on Twitter @ATT. Find us on Facebook at the AT&T Facebook to discover more about our consumer and wireless services or at AT&T Small Business Facebook to discover more about our small business services.
Valpak, one of the leading direct marketing companies in North America, is owned and operated by Cox Target Media, a subsidiary of Atlanta-based Cox Media Group. With nearly 200 franchises throughout the United States and Canada, The Blue Envelope® delivers savings and value to nearly 40 million households each month. Annually, Valpak will distribute some 20 billion offers inserted in more than 500 million envelopes. Valpak also offers digital solutions with http://www.Valpak.com®, an online site for local savings, which has nearly 40 million offer views each month, as well as mobile phones, including apps for iPhone(TM), iPod touch®, Android(TM), Palm® Pre(TM) and Blackberry® platforms. For more information, please contact 1-800-676-6878.
Savings.com helps consumers save money every day. The premier online savings Web site and community has the best deals for everything shoppers want, making it easier than ever to search, find and share big savings from top brands and stores. The company's dedicated team of DealPros® scours the Web to find top offers in every category from designer clothes and baby gear to big-screen TVs and gourmet food. The site's community of members and savers rates each deal to make sure users find the best stuff first eliminating the need to spend time sifting through expired coupons and coupon codes that don't work. Savings.com is a safe haven of high-quality, reliable deals. Savings.com's sister site, Savoo.co.uk, offers top coupons and deals to UK-based shoppers.
Acxiom is a recognized leader in marketing services and technology that enable marketers to successfully manage audiences, personalize consumer experiences and create profitable customer relationships. Our superior industry-focused, consultative approach combines consumer data and analytics, databases, data integration and consulting solutions for personalized multichannel marketing strategies. Acxiom leverages over 40 years of experience in data management to deliver high-performance, highly secure, reliable infrastructure management services. Founded in 1969, Acxiom is headquartered in Little Rock, Arkansas, USA, and serves clients around the world from locations in the United States, Europe, Asia-Pacific, the Middle East and South America. For more information about Acxiom, visit Acxiom.com.
Acxiom is a registered trademark of Acxiom Corporation.
(1) Source: AT&T Mobility and AT&T Interactive internal data
SOURCE AT&T Inc.
CONTACT: Dawn Benton of AT&T Inc., +1-404-986-1824, firstname.lastname@example.org
PR Newswire Launches New Brand Positioning and Campaign: 'Engage Opportunity Everywhere'
New campaign developed by Stein Rogan + Partners showcases PR Newswire's industry-leading content production, optimization and distribution capabilities
NEW YORK, Nov. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- PR Newswire (http://www.prnewswire.com) has introduced a new brand positioning and integrated marketing campaign, "Engage Opportunity Everywhere." Developed by New York-based AOR, Stein Rogan + Partners, the positioning and campaign are designed to generate awareness of and demand for PR Newswire's industry-leading Marketing, PR, IR and CSR solutions.
"For nearly 60 years, PR Newswire has led the commercial news release distribution industry through thought leadership, product innovation, customer service and an unparalleled breadth of services," states Rachel Meranus, vice president, Marketing & Communications, PR Newswire. "As we continue to anticipate our customers' needs and evolve our services to meet these needs, it became imperative that we implement brand positioning that reflects this evolution," she adds.
PR Newswire's new positioning and tagline, 'Engage Opportunity Everywhere' clearly articulates how PR Newswire enables organizations to engage audiences across all channels with the content formats these audiences are most apt to consume.
Meranus continued, "PR Newswire has become a leading provider of audience engagement and workflow solutions that enable marketers and communicators to better leverage multimedia content to intersect with and engage audiences across traditional, digital, social, search and mobile channels. The new positioning and accompanying campaign assets perfectly illustrate this."
"The 'Engage Opportunity Everywhere' campaign brings the positioning to life by visually demonstrating how PR Newswire helps produce, optimize, target and distribute content to all key audiences - consumers, business decision makers, the media, bloggers, investors, influencers - across all channels," comments Tom Stein, Stein Rogan's President and Chief Creative Officer.
The campaign kicked off at the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) International Conference on October 18 with an integrated marketing effort, including a significant mobile and social component.
In addition, the campaign has also rolled out across sites including Ad Age, BtoB Magazine, iMedia Connection, Chief Marketer, PRWeek and IR Magazine.
Campaign channels include digital display, search, social, multimedia content distribution, trade show marketing and e-direct.
"In today's hyper-fragmented world, PR Newswire is perfectly positioned to help marketing and communications professionals across disciplines engage audiences in richer and more impactful ways via dynamic, multichannel distribution of multimedia content. We're very excited to help tell this story with what we believe is a dynamic and engaging new campaign," Stein adds.
About Stein Rogan + Partners
Honored as 2010 Agency of the Year by the Business Marketing Association, Stein Rogan + Partners (http://www.steinrogan.com) is a full-service integrated and interactive advertising agency that works with brand leaders in such categories as financial services, technology, telecommunications, education, real estate, media/content, on-demand and e-business services, travel and more.
In addition to its BMA 2010 Agency of the Year designation, Stein Rogan has been named one of the "Agencies of the Year" by BtoB Magazine for each of the past seven years, and nine of the past ten, including the Top Agency in 2009 and 2005. Stein Rogan's President and Chief Creative Officer, Tom Stein, was inducted into the CEBA (Creative Excellence in Business Advertising) Hall of Fame in 2008.
Stein Rogan's client roster includes Alvogen, The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), BPA Worldwide, D-Link, DealerTrack, IPC Systems, McGraw-Hill, Mission Residential, PR Newswire, The Receivables Exchange, Rodale, Schoolnet, Schoolwires, Standard & Poor's, Syncsort, Syniverse Technologies, TheLadders and TransitCenter.
About PR Newswire
PR Newswire (http://www.prnewswire.com) is the premier global provider of multimedia platforms and solutions that enable marketers, corporate communicators, sustainability officers, public affairs and investor relations officers to leverage content to engage with all their key audiences. Having pioneered the commercial news distribution industry 56 years ago, PR Newswire today provides end-to-end solutions to produce, optimize and target content - from rich media to online video to multimedia - and then distribute content and measure results across traditional, digital, social, search and mobile channels. Combining the world's largest multi-channel, multi-cultural content distribution and optimization network with comprehensive workflow tools and platforms, PR Newswire enables the world's enterprises to engage opportunity everywhere it exists. PR Newswire serves tens of thousands of clients from offices in the Americas, Europe, Middle East, Africa and the Asia-Pacific region, and is a United Business Media company.
Aiseesoft Total Video Converter is 6X Faster Now with NVIDIA® CUDA(TM) Technology
BEIJING, Nov. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- As the development of display card, the performance of graphics processing units (GPU) becomes more and more powerful. And there is a trend that GPU would surpass and even replace CPU in some fields. So it will be a great waste of GPU if it is merely used for image processing. Then NVIDIA released the CUDA (Compute Unified Device Architecture) technology, which is a parallel computing architecture enabling GPU handles with complex computing issues. Programs written for the CUDA computing architecture with the C language could run on the CUDA-enabled processor with high performance.
Since introduced, CUDA has caught Aiseesoft Studio's great interests and attentions. Our programmers redesigned our products for CUDA and improve the video encoding & decoding performance tremendously. And users can enjoy a lightning conversion speed on your computer with a CUDA-enabled GPU.
Tested by our programmers, the converting speed of the newly updated Total Video Converter with NVIDIA® CUDA(TM) technology is 6X higher than ever before. This Video Converter enables users to convert any popular video and audio files with lightning speed. Also this Total Video Converter provides users powerful video editing functions, such as trimming video length, cropping video frame, merging video clips, watermarking video and adjusting video effect. Now this software is available at $35.00. For more details, please visit the following webpage: http://www.aiseesoft.com/total-video-converter.html
If you are a fan of high definition videos, Aiseesoft HD Video Converter is definitely your best assistant. This software can help you convert HD videos and general videos with 6X faster converting speed. Similarly, this HD Video Converter also provides you with powerful video editing functions. This software is available now at $35.00. For more details, please visit the following webpage: http://www.aiseesoft.com/hd-video-converter.html
Also, Aiseesoft Studio has updated the MTS Converter and M2TS Converter for HD video camera users. With the updated software, users can convert the MTS and M2TS file to other popular video formats with 6X faster speed, and can customize the output video effect. Now you can purchase any of them at $35.00. For more details, please visit the following webpage: http://www.aiseesoft.com/mts-converter.html and http://www.aiseesoft.com/m2ts-converter.html
In a word, Aiseesoft Total Video Converter, HD Video Converter, MTS Converter, M2TS Converter and other updated video converting software would bring you unprecedented high speed with the latest NVIDIA® CUDA(TM) technology. For more information, please visit: http://www.aiseesoft.com/cuda.html
OS Supported: Windows NT4/2000/2003/XP and Windows Vista, Windows 7
CPU: 800MHz Intel or AMD CPU, or above
RAM: 512MB RAM or more
About Aiseesoft Studio
As a professional multimedia software provider, Aiseesoft Studio is dedicated to developing the best multimedia desktop applications to help the Windows and Mac users smoothly convert, edit and transfer various video/audio files. In order to meet users' various requirements, Aiseesoft Studio constantly brings in new ideas, technologies, etc. To Aiseesoft Studio, Users' satisfaction is a consistent pursuit. For more information, please visit: http://www.aiseesoft.com.
Macs Get Family-Friendlier with Safe Eyes' New YouTube Filtering, Adding Clip-by-Clip Evaluation to Other Parental Controls
First Mac Filter to Distinguish between Family-Friendly & Objectionable Videos
ATLANTA, Nov. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Every parent knows there's a good YouTube and a bad YouTube: harmlessly funny and even educational videos on the one hand, and R- and X-rated content on the other. Now families with Macs can block the worrisome content without blocking the entire site with the newest Mac edition of InternetSafety.com's Safe Eyes®, the first Mac family Internet manager with intelligent YouTube filtering.
Safe Eyes 3.6 for Mac eliminates the need to make all YouTube videos off-limits simply to shield children from those that are off-color and otherwise objectionable - including 5,700 clips about phone sex, 287,000 tagged bra, and 907,000 labeled porn. While forbidding access to all YouTube content is still an option, the software now has the ability to:
-- Filter videos on the YouTube site on a clip-by-clip basis, blocking
those that are unfit for child viewing while allowing the computer to
display the rest.
-- Enforce tighter controls than YouTube's own self-policing system, which
enables site users to voluntarily flag videos as unsuitable for viewers
under 18 but has no automated rating capabilities.
-- Simultaneously screen YouTube videos embedded in Facebook, emails, blogs
and elsewhere, preventing children from accidentally or deliberately
viewing undesirable YouTube footage that is shared virally though online
channels other than the YouTube site itself.
Parents can configure Safe Eyes to selectively filter YouTube content simply by checking a few boxes on the product's Filter Administrator.
"Intelligent YouTube filtering not only gives children access to videos that can help them with their homework, feed their hobbies or provide harmless entertainment, but it also avoids unfair blocking of perfectly innocent material that can cause unnecessary family conflict as well as peer ridicule," said Forrest Collier, CEO of InternetSafety.com "It's a way to keep YouTube 'clean' for kids without banning it altogether."
Safe Eyes for Mac also enables parents to easily block objectionable websites, instant messenger chats, social networks, and peer-to-peer file sharing programs as well as control Internet use by length of time, time of day and day of the week. Parents can define which websites will be blocked by category, URL and keyword; receive instant alerts when children try to access blocked sites, and remotely change program settings or view reports from any Internet-enabled computer.
Safe Eyes 3.6 for Mac with YouTube controls can be purchased at http://www.safeeyes.com or downloaded free of charge at the site by existing owners. A single $49.95 annual subscription covers up to three Mac and/or PC computers with the ability to customize settings for each child and enforce them on any machine. It supports Mac OS X 10.4.1 and later.
The software also syncs with Safe Eyes Mobile, InternetSafety.com's filtered web browser for mobile devices, enabling profiles and settings to follow a user from desktop to the Apple iPhone or iPod Touch to ensure consistent protection across multiple devices. Safe Eyes Mobile is available separately for $19.99 at the Apple iTunes store.
InternetSafety.com(TM) has been a leading provider of web filtering solutions for consumers and businesses since 1999. The company's flagship software, Safe Eyes®, is the two-time recipient of the PC Magazine Editors' Choice Award, earned a separate Editor's Choice Award from LAPTOP Magazine, and was rated as the #1 parental control solution by America's leading consumer advocacy publication. Other products include Safe Eyes Mobile, the first family-safe browser for the iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad; EtherShield, a network-level solution offering plug-and-play Internet filtering for business environments; and Safe Eyes Business, an end-point filtering service for businesses of any size. The company's products are used by customers in more than 150 countries. The company also supplies the technology for McAfee® Family Protection online safety software.
CONTACT: Molly Antos, +1-847-415-9327, email@example.com, for InternetSafety.com
BOCA RATON, Fla., Nov. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Data center, virtual servicesandnetwork infrastructure provider Host.net today announced vGate(TM), a patent-pending, highly secure, front-end web-based management portal providing out-of-band management of Host.net's virtual machines for clients utilizing the firm's virtual private data center (vPDC) services.
By equipping organizations with secure management access and control of virtual server systems and data, vGate removes a major concern many IT managers have in outsourcing their storage and application needs to a virtual private data center service.
vGate's unique remote access and control mechanisms provide:
-- A trusted out-of-band portal for client management of virtual server and
-- Multi-level strong user authentication through multiple
Host.net-developed security enforcing functions.
-- Additional security components that help ensure strict and total client
segmentation and isolation within the Host.net vPDC environment.
Named inventors on the vGate patent application are Roger Barranco, Host.net CTO & VP of Operations and Jeffrey Slapp, Host.net VP of Virtualization Services. Barranco has been involved in the information security industry since 1999 and has multiple security certifications. Slapp has over 10 years of virtualization technology experience and is the architect of Host.net's vPDC platform.
"With our vGate platform, organizations subscribing to our vPDC services have highly secure 24x7 access to their virtual resources and key performance indicators," said Jeffrey Davis, Co-Founder, CEO and President of Host.net. "In addition, by protecting the vPDC infrastructure, vGate enables security to be embedded within the virtual environment instead of being a loosely coupled add-on. This ensures maximum protection of the Host.net vPDC domain."
To further ensure protection and integrity of client data, Host.net offers a variety of additional security components including StillSecure ProtectPoint firewall, IDPS and VPN managed and monitored security solutions.
Host.net's cloud computing/enterprise virtual services include enterprise virtual server and storage, remote site replication of virtual machines, and data backup and recovery. The seamless integration of Host.net's multinational layer 2 network and geographically dispersed virtual private data centers (vPDC) provides high-availability access to the Host.net private cloud.
Host.net is a multinational provider of network infrastructure services focusing on colocation, cloud computing and storage, and network transport and transit for education, finance, government, healthcare and other enterprise organizations as well as wholesale and carrier clients. The company operates multiple enterprise-class data centers connected to an extensive fiber-optic backbone delivering Internet, MPLS and layer 2 communications using a wide array of last-mile options. It serves customers in most major metropolitan regions of North America as well as portions of Europe. Founded in 1996, Host.net is headquartered in Boca Raton, FL. For more information, visit http://www.host.net.
CONTACT: Molly Antos, +1-847-415-9327, firstname.lastname@example.org, for Host.net
Novell Announces Open Beta of Novell Vibe Collaboration Platform
Next-generation social collaboration platform, comprised of the former Novell Pulse and Novell Teaming, offers cloud-based and on-premise solutions for enterprises
SANTA CLARA, Calif., Nov. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Enterprise 2.0 Conference -- Novell today announced the beta availability of its next-generation social collaboration platform, Novell® Vibe(TM). Available as a cloud-based or on-premise solution, Novell Vibe makes it easier for people to work together and drive better and faster business results. Novell Vibe is available in beta today in either format, giving people open access to the cloud service and an opportunity to try the new features of the on-premise software. With Novell Vibe, enterprises can leverage the latest collaboration technologies to improve the productivity of their workforce without sacrificing any of the security that today's business environment demands.
"Business users are experiencing the value of social messaging and networking in their private lives and bringing them into the workplace - much to the dismay of CIOs, who have no control over or visibility into what information is being shared," said Michael Fauscette, Group Vice President, Software Business Solutions at IDC. "Businesses want solutions that help their employees get work done, but don't create security problems. Novell Vibe gives CIOs the balance they need between keeping their workers productive and protecting corporate assets and business knowledge."
Novell Vibe is a new collaboration platform that offers the best of the social business and team collaboration solutions, formerly known as Novell Pulse and Novell Teaming respectively, to help users stay informed, access ideas, and easily connect to and work with colleagues, customers and partners. With Vibe, users can invite experts into groups and workspaces, finish team projects faster, make decisions quicker and capture work in one location. Customers can choose the product that best suits their needs - Novell Vibe Cloud or Novell Vibe OnPrem. While the functionality of Novell Vibe Cloud and Novell Vibe OnPrem will blend closely over time, today there are several distinguishing features in each version.
"By bringing together team workspace and real-time social collaboration tools with enterprise-class controls, Novell Vibe gives our users more of what they want and need," said James Sims, Chief Information Officer at Save Mart Supermarkets. "We've been using Novell Teaming, now Novell Vibe OnPrem, for several years and have seen teams improve their efficiency through collaboration and the ability to more readily leverage information assets, but we know we can go further through the flexibility, speed, and true real time collaboration offered by Novell Vibe Cloud. We've been testing Novell Vibe Cloud within and outside our organization and we like the way it allows people to work better together in real time, which will help us complete projects quickly and meet objectives effectively."
Novell Vibe Cloud
With Novell Vibe Cloud, the focus is on speed, ease, working together online, and secure, inter-organizational collaboration. From brainstorming to business strategy development, more than 7,500 alpha users are finding new ways, to gather, create and work together. Novell Vibe Cloud includes:
-- Enterprise social networking - consolidates direct messages, chats,
blogs, and wikis into a single unified message stream, making content
visible and actionable.
-- Online document real-time co-editing - allows users to author and edit
documents together, online and in real-time, dramatically accelerating
the completion of deliverables and eliminating errors that come from
traditional iterative editing processes.
-- File sharing - synchronization between the desktop and the cloud
service, ensures users are working with the latest version of files.
-- Ad-hoc groups and communication - simplifies the process of creating
groups and inviting collaborators both inside and outside an
organization, enabling users to crowd-source ideas from multiple
sources, get feedback quickly and resolve issues fast.
Novell Vibe OnPrem
With Novell Vibe OnPrem, users can create customizable team spaces, forms and workflows. Novell Vibe OnPrem customers have a proven collaborative application for knowledge retention and content management both inside and outside of the firewall. Novell Vibe OnPrem includes:
-- Team workspaces - provide a digital office where physically distributed
team members can gather online to coordinate efforts, bring in skill
sets and share information and resources on specific projects.
-- Automated workflows and custom forms - integrated tools, templates and
forms enable rapid creation of business documents and processes for more
efficient interaction and effective business results.
-- Content management - retains documents, conversations and communal
knowledge relevant to specific teams in a single, secure workspace and
allows team members to easily find and use them at any time.
-- Flexible collaboration - provides a powerful on-premise team
collaboration solution that is managed by IT to address internal and
"New social messaging and networking tools are changing the way people work," said Colleen O'Keefe, senior vice president and general manager of Collaboration solutions at Novell. "Whether it is on-premise or in the cloud, Novell Vibe brings these tools together with an intuitive understanding of business collaboration needs - simply making it easy for people to work together - quickly and securely."
Novell Vibe OnPrem 3 will be available in late 2010. Novell Vibe Cloud will be generally available in the first half of 2011. Novell will be demonstrating Novell Vibe at booth #105 during the Enterprise 2.0 Conference this week, November 8-11, at the Santa Clara Convention Center.
Novell Vibe Cloud allows for gadgets to be incorporated into message threads. Gadgets can be customized to enhance interaction and improve collaboration in Vibe. In order to create a rich catalog of gadgets, Novell is announcing a contest to encourage developers and solution providers to build gadgets for Novell Vibe. For more information on the Novell Vibe Gadget Contest, visit http://www.novell.com/promo/vibe-gadget-contest.html.
Novell, Inc. (Nasdaq: NOVL), a leader in intelligent workload management, helps organizations securely deliver and manage computing services across physical, virtual and cloud computing environments. We help customers reduce the cost, complexity, and risk associated with their IT systems through our solutions for identity and security, systems management, collaboration and Linux-based operating platforms. With our infrastructure software and ecosystem of partnerships, Novell integrates mixed IT environments, allowing people and technology to work as one. For more information, visit http://www.novell.com.
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The Most Appreciated Holiday Wrap for Electronic Gifts: No-Gaps Insurance Protection
Affordable Insurance from Worth Ave. Group--America's Computer, TV and Personal Electronics Insurance Provider--Covers What Homeowners Policies and Warranties Don't
STILLWATER, Okla., Nov. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- For many people, the most appreciated gifts under the tree this season will be the flatscreen TV, the iPad, the Droid, e-reader or the laptop they've been hoping for. Making such a highly anticipated gift complete, however, also requires peace-of-mind--the kind that Worth Avenue Group offers for just a fraction of the price of retailer extended warranties.
"Most people turn down retailers' pitches for extended warranties because of the cost, or because they figure their homeowners coverage will suffice. Actually there are problems with both alternatives," said Aaron Cooper, marketing director for Worth Avenue Group. "Yes, extended warranties are expensive--and they don't cover theft, accidental damage, or software loss. Homeowners policies typically have high deductibles ranging from $500 to $1,000, which lets insurance companies completely off the hook for most electronics."
Filling these critical gaps is Worth Ave. Group, a 35-year-old, full service electronic device insurance provider. For far less than what extended warranties cost, givers can fill their loved one's stocking with a truly complete gift. Policies are available for virtually any kind of electronic device, including iPhones and other smartphones; iPads and tablet devices; laptops and netbooks; flatscreen TVs and much more. Best of all, every kind of risk is covered--including these which are not covered in standard warranties or homeowners policies:
-- Drops, spills and liquid submersion on all portable devices
-- Worldwide coverage for devices including smartphones, MP3 players,
-- Flood, moving and surge-protection coverage which can be critical for
Furthermore, Worth Ave. Group insurance covers the total replacement cost of the item at current prices, instead of a prorated or depreciated cost. And unlike manufacturer's warranties, which don't cover theft, accidental damage, third-party repairs, peripherals (speakers, printers, etc.) or loss of software, Worth Avenue Group policies are transferrable to the replacement item.
"With up to 80 percent of all iPhone and iPad failures caused by accidental damage, only insurance like ours will ensure that the owner's device and all its software are covered completely, against all risks, at full replacement cost," said Cooper. "With an annual premium as low as only $37 for an Apple iPad, Worth Ave. Group coverage is often more appreciated by gift recipients than an accessory item. It truly makes the gift complete."
Worth Ave. Group electronics insurance coverage is sold exclusively online, to maintain the lowest premium prices possible. Coverage commences upon application--even on December 24--assuring late shoppers that the gift will be protected on Christmas morning.
Worth Ave. Group offers policies covering PCs, Macs, laptops, notebooks, netbooks, tablets, iPods and MP3 players, smartphones including iPhones and Droids, flatscreen TVs (plasmas, LCD and HD) and more. To apply for coverage or to obtain a quote for a specific item, visit http://www.worthavegroup.com or call 800-620-2885.
About Worth Ave. Group:
Worth Ave. Group is a full-service electronic device insurance provider, offering affordable coverage plans that protect iPhones, iPads, laptop and desktop computers, TVs, digital cameras, PDAs and other portable electronic devices against accidental damage and theft. Based in Stillwater, OK, the company has a 35-year history of providing peace of mind to thousands of customers nationwide. The company is licensed in all 50 states and is underwritten by Hanover Insurance Company. For more information, visit http://www.worthavegroup.com.
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Rhomobile Announces RhoGallery - the Enterprise App Store
App Management Offering Creates First Hosted Full Mobile Lifecycle Suite
SAN JOSE, Calif., Nov. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Rhomobile, makers of Rhodes, the leading smartphone app framework for enterprise mobility, announced RhoGallery - the enterprise app store. RhoGallery makes it easy for developers and administrators to create "galleries" of mobile apps, which are then provisioned to their mobile workforce via a native smartphone application that sits on their handheld device. Workers have one place to go to launch all mobile apps that are relevant to them to do their job. Enterprise app developers and administrators now have an easy way to get apps out to their users, without worrying about posting app builds for various devices. Users are invited to galleries via SMS and email. One click gets the RhoGallery and all of their necessary apps available to them on their phone.
"RhoGallery is a new and economical way for enterprises of all sizes to easily deploy and manage smartphone applications to their mobile workforce," said Adam Blum, CEO of Rhomobile. "With RhoGallery we offer companies the ability to provision smartphone applications for all leading platforms, including those written with the underlying native OS language and SDK."
With the addition of RhoGallery to Rhomobile's suite of products: Rhodes, RhoSync and RhoHub, Rhomobile has now completed Rhomobile Mobile Business Unified Services product suite (RhoMBUS). RhoMBUS is the first MEAP 2.0 - a lightweight hosted equivalent of a traditional Mobile Enterprise Application Platform. The net result is that it allows businesses of all sizes to use the power and productivity of web technologies and the cloud to develop, distribute, deploy and manage native smartphone apps and data to their mobile workforce.
-- Compatible with applications for all major smartphone platforms
-- Enterprise-class mobile app distribution and management
-- Suitable for efforts ranging from single-developer shops and SMBs to
-- Provides a single destination for all mobile workforce needs and
-- Allows IT managers to monitor application usage and data
Rhomobile Inc. offers the world's leading open source framework for enterprise mobility. Founded in 2008, the company's award winning software has thousands of active developers and is ideal for independent software vendors, system integrators and enterprises of all sizes. Rhomobile offers the industry's only hosted suite of technologies for development and management of the full mobile app lifecycle. Rhomobile, headquartered in San Jose, CA, is a privately held company with backing from vSpring Capital. For more information, please visit http://www.Rhomobile.com.
Rhomobile, Rhodes and RhoSync are registered trademarks of Rhomobile, Inc. All other registered or unregistered trademarks are the sole property of their respective owners.
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Duracell Expands Smart Power Portfolio With Wireless USB Charger
Compatible with Duracell's award-winning myGrid charging pad, the myGrid USB Charger can charge hundreds of devices anywhere at anytime
BETHEL, Conn., Nov. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire/ --Duracell has strengthened its commitment to provide power to consumers wherever and whenever they need it with the introduction of the Duracell myGrid USB Charger. The newest addition to its Smart Power portfolio, the Duracell myGrid USB Charger is a Lithium-ion rechargeable battery that gives users the freedom to stay connected to devices they value most without the hassle of searching for an outlet. Electronic devices are an integral part of today's mobile and modern lifestyle and Duracell Smart Power continues to offer reliable solutions to keep them powered.
The Duracell myGrid USB Charger is compatible with hundreds of popular devices such as smart phones, e-readers, MP3 players, portable gaming devices, GPS units, Bluetooth® headsets, and virtually anything else that can be connected with a USB cable. Its compact size makes it ideal for travel and convenient to have on-hand as an everyday accessory for reliable extra power. Recharging the Duracell myGrid USB Charger is simple as it is compatible with the Duracell myGrid charging pad, which has been recognized by PC World and US Airways magazine as a top product of 2009. Users simply drop the Duracell myGrid USB Charger onto the myGrid and go, or it can be charged through its USB input.
"The mobile lifestyle isn't just about cell phones. From iPhones, GPS systems or portable games like the Nintendo DS series, consumers rely on a number of devices to stay connected, entertained and informed," said Bob Jacobs, Duracell marketing director, North America. "Duracell, through our Smart Power portfolio of products, is dedicated to providing consumers with the power solutions they need. USB Charger is a great example of this vision that gives you freedom to use your devices when away from the power grid."
The Duracell myGrid USB Charger provides extra power for more use-time on popular devices. For example, the Duracell myGrid USB Charger can provide at least four hours on smart phones such as the iPhone and latest BlackBerry® models, at least 100 hours of reading on e-readers such as the Kindle(TM), at least 30 hours on MP3 players, and at least 10 hours on Bluetooth headsets. The Duracell myGrid USB Charger is available at select CVS, Target and Walmart stores and in time for the holidays at Amazon.com and Drugstore.com for an MSRP of $34.99. For hi-res images and additional information visit, duracellmediacenter.com
Part of the Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE: PG), Duracell has been powering people around the world for more than 40 years. Our products serve as the heart of devices that keep people connected, protect their families, entertain them and simplify their increasingly mobile lifestyles. As the world's leading manufacturer of high-performance alkaline batteries, Duracell also innovates in disposable, renewable and peripheral technologies and markets general purpose flashlights along with the advanced Daylite® LED flashlights. Visit http://www.duracell.com for more information, follow us on Twitter.com/Duracell_Power, and like us on Facebook.com/Duracell.
About Procter & Gamble
Four billion times a day, P&G brands touch the lives of people around the world. The company has one of the strongest portfolios of trusted, quality, leadership brands, including Pampers®, Tide®, Ariel®, Always®, Whisper®, Pantene®, Mach3®, Bounty®, Dawn®, Gain®, Pringles®, Charmin®, Downy®, Lenor®, Iams®, Crest®, Oral-B®, Duracell®, Olay®, Head & Shoulders®, Wella®, Gillette®, Braun® and Fusion®.
The P&G community includes approximately 127,000 employees working in about 80 countries worldwide. Please visit http://www.pg.com for the latest news and in-depth information about P&G and its brands.
YBP Library Services and EBL Team to Launch Integrated Demand-Driven Service
- Pair will offer a combined e-book and print book demand-driven workflow -
CONTOOCOOK, N.H., Nov. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire/ --YBP Library Services, a Baker & Taylor company, and Ebook Library (EBL) announce the launch of the first comprehensive demand-driven workflow for print and e-book acquisition. The two companies will combine the book-in-hand descriptions and preferences from YBP's approval process with EBL's flexible real-time On Demand acquisition service, offering a robust just-in-time approach to delivering e-books and print books.
"Demand-driven acquisitions are a new way of helping our library customers to better serve their patrons," said Mark Kendall, Senior Vice President of Sales for YBP. "This partnership with EBL is a groundbreaking effort to add value."
This new service will enable libraries to use YBP's approval profiling methodologies to automatically designate new books as DDA (demand-driven acquisition), rather than receive the titles as an automatic book or as a slip. Titles designated as DDA will automatically be made available for patron-driven selection in EBL's On Demand platform. The initial launch of the DDA-Approval workflow will be available for e-books and then will be extended to incorporate print books from select publishers. The service will gradually incorporate an increasing percentage of the books YBP handles on approval.
"We are very pleased to enhance our On Demand service with YBP's outstanding approval plan tools and to add print books alongside e-books to our platform," said Kari Paulson, President of EBL. "EBL has been working for many years to provide innovative demand-driven acquisition services, and we believe the work we are doing with YBP is a step toward delivering the next generation of tools for providing a streamlined, end-to-end service for our libraries."
About YBP Library Services
YBP Library Services, a Baker & Taylor company, provides books and supporting collection management and technical services to academic, research, and special libraries in North America and around the world. GOBI®, YBP's online, interactive bibliographic information service, provides access to 2 million titles in an English-language database. YBP's corporate headquarters are in Contoocook, New Hampshire, USA. Further information about the company is available on its website, http://www.ybp.com.
About EBL - Ebook Library
EBL is a division of Ebooks Corporation Limited, an Australian public company with additional distribution channels that include ebooks.com (http://www.ebooks.com), the leading dedicated ebook retail site, and Ebook Services for publishers (http://www.ebookscorp.com/publishers.html). EBL's multi-user and demand-driven access models have been widely adopted by libraries around the world. EBL's ever-expanding catalogue currently offers over 150,000 titles from over more than 400 international publishers in a vast range of academic and professional subject areas.
PBworks Introduces Agency Edition for Advertising, PR, Marketing, and Design Agencies
Newest Edition Tailored to the Creative and Visual Needs of Distributed Agency Teams to Collaborate Effectively on Campaigns
SAN MATEO, Calif., Nov. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- PBworks, the leading provider of hosted collaboration solutions for business and education, today announced the introduction of its PBworks Agency Edition, a hosted suite of tools that improves collaboration among creative professionals at advertising, PR, marketing, and design agencies. The new product gives agencies a private, full-featured social environment where staff, contractors, and external clients can efficiently work together to produce more complex, creative, innovative, and effective content.
Developing creative work is inherently collaborative because it requires the talents and input of a diverse, often geographically distributed contributors, both within and outside the agency, including designers, directors, copywriters, marketing professionals and technologists. Historically, telephone and email have been the only tools available to support this collaboration. However, these tools lack the ability to immediately integrate the work of numerous people, capture changes and notes in one location, and automatically collect valuable information that can be used for planning future campaigns.
The need for a more comprehensive collaboration tool set has grown in recent years with the proliferation of complex, multi-channel campaigns. Complex campaigns increase both the number of touch points and people that the creative agency needs to coordinate--including partnerships with other agencies. PBworks has been listening to these specific needs and this release reflects many of the requirements of these creative agencies.
PBworks Agency Edition takes the company's core strength in team collaboration, adapting and enhancing to the way agencies work with their clients. Agencies can use PBworks Agency Edition to:
-- Create a social environment for internal teams and external clients to
collaborate more creatively
-- Manage complex client projects by coordinating activities and providing
greater transparency to clients and management
-- Connect a geographically distributed team with shared online workspaces,
integrated chat, and web-based conference calling
-- Enable a repeatable creative process by standardizing processes and
-- Maintain a searchable knowledgebase of past work and best practices
-- Control access and privacy settings on per page/file/video basis and
change them as needed during the course of the project
"Agencies are among our most vocal customers and they have provided us with incredibly helpful product feedback," said Jim Groff, PBworks CEO. "Agency Edition gives them the ideal tool for managing the creative process and producing even more creative and innovative results for their clients."
The B to D Group of WPP selected PBworks as the platform of choice for its group of branding and design agencies. This group of agencies, including Landor Associates, The Brand Union and Fitch, uses PBworks as both a social intranet and a client extranet. "Our group has long had a history of leadership on the Internet," said Spencer Mains, Chief Technology Officer of the B to D Group. "At Landor, for example, both our external website and our intranet have won numerous awards, including being recognized as one of the Top 10 Intranets by the Nielsen Norman Group. After a grueling 20-company RFP process, PBworks emerged as the winner because its platform serves our immediate needs for intranets, extranets, and social software."
One key factor in the B to D Group's decision is PBworks rapid innovation. "We were looking for a real partnership, not just a vendor," said Mains. "PBworks has taken our feedback and iterated key product improvements at an incredibly rapid pace. We look forward to a long and fruitful relationship."
Spencer Mains will be speaking about PBworks and its role in the B to D Group's Social CRM strategy at the Enterprise 2.0 Conference in Santa Clara. His panel, "The Different Flavors of Social CRM," takes place at 1:15 PM Pacific on Wednesday, November 10.
PBworks Agency Edition continues the company's focus on targeted solutions. "Smart vendors are avoiding the scrum and creating targeted business solutions that solve tangible business problems in a way that more generic offerings for mass enterprise consumption simply can't without significant customization. Smart customers are exploiting the trend to provide rapid and measurable business value," wrote Rob Koplowitz, Vice President and Principal Analyst at Forrester Research, Inc. in his report "Ogilvy's 360 Digital Influence Leverages Social For Competitive Advantage." "PBworks has responded by building specific functionality to further exploit the market opportunity. Agencies looking for social technology to support their business will find out-of-the-box functionality to support creative processes, client extranets, campaign development, and vendor management.
PBworks Agency Edition incorporates the innovative features of previous PBworks products such as the project management, social software, and real-time collaboration of Business Edition and the CRM integration and customer engagement tracking of Customer Relationship Edition, and adds agency-specific features. Unlike other businesses, agencies often require far greater visual collaboration capabilities. PBworks Agency Edition includes the following visual collaboration features:
-- Client dashboards: Personalized dashboards that let clients track
progress and deliverables across many different projects
-- Inline video: Users can upload raw video and audio files; PBworks will
automatically transcode them and make them embeddable in PBworks pages
-- Workspace organization: Client relationships are complex and can include
tens of divisions and hundreds of projects; PBworks provides the
flexibility to match the agency's collaboration environment with the
Agencies that are already PBworks customers will be able to upgrade to the new product for a single flat fee.
Pricing and Availability
PBworks Agency Edition is available immediately at a starting price of $30/user/month. External clients and partners can access the system for free.
PBworks (http://pbworks.com) is the world's leading provider of hosted collaboration solutions for businesses and education. Leading companies and organizations like FedEx, Landor Associates, and the FDA choose PBworks to help teams work more effectively across geographic and organizational boundaries, including teams that span employees, customers, partners, and vendors.
Over 85,000 businesses have chosen PBworks to share knowledge, interact with customers, manage, projects, and support other forms of teamwork. We host over a million team workspaces, serve several million users each month, and 96% of users would recommend PBworks to a friend. Investors in PBworks include Mohr Davidow Ventures, Seraph Group, Sippl Investments, and Ron Conway.
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WANdisco's Next Generation of Enterprise Subversion Products Arrives
Release of Subversion MultiSite 4.0 brings important new features for the world's largest Subversion implementations
SAN RAMON, Calif., Nov. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- WANdisco, the makers of Enterprise Subversion with the most active core developers from the project on staff, today announced the immediate availability of Subversion MultiSite 4.0 with major new enterprise capabilities that will provide significant enhancements for the world's largest Subversion deployments.
As WANdisco's sought-after Subversion product range increases yet again, Subversion MultiSite will include the following new features:
-- SSL support to encrypt all network traffic between development sites
-- High volume parallel transaction processing on large servers hosting
multiple Subversion repositories
-- A silent installer that automates deployment across multiple development
sites for faster implementation
-- Complete LDAP integration for distributed implementations.
David Richards, President and CEO of WANdisco, said: "The features included in this major new release of Subversion MultiSite were driven by the requirements of our largest enterprise customers, many of which have tens of thousands of users, thousands of repositories, and process millions of Subversion transactions each day.
"We are seeing record numbers of Subversion users turn to WANdisco to enable massive scaling, 100 per cent uptime and the uncompromised security that is provided by our class-leading enterprise solutions."
WANdisco will be hosting a webinar at 9AM PST on Wednesday, November 17, that will cover all of the new features available with Subversion MultiSite 4.0 in detail.
WANdisco also offers legendary enterprise-class subversion support services backed by a dedicated team of core Subversion professionals based at the company's offices in the US and the UK. WANdisco's Subversion support customers have access to secure, high quality live support and immediate fixes on a 24-by-7 basis.
WANdisco is a leading provider of infrastructure software for replication, scalability and high availability, and a corporate sponsor of the Subversion open source project with core developers from the project on staff. By using WANdisco's totally unique replication technology, software development can now occur anywhere without any constraints. Fortune Global 1000 companies such as AT&T, Honda, NTT and Motorola rely on WANdisco's suite of source code management solutions. A recent Forrester Total Economic Impact (TEI) study of WANdisco's Subversion MultiSite revealed a 167% return on investment with a nine-month payback period. Subversion is recognized by Forrester as the sole leader in the Standalone Software Configuration Management (SCM) category. For more information: http://www.wandisco.com
Ektron Partners with Brightcove, Lionbridge and Webtrends
New Partner Program Focuses on Deep Integrations with Market-Leading Technologies
ORLANDO, Fla. and NASHUA, N. H., Nov. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- At the 2010 Synergy Worldwide Customer Conference today, Ektron announced a new Enterprise Technology Partner Program. The initiative aligns Ektron with market leaders such as Brightcove, Lionbridge and Webtrends to provide comprehensive, integrated solutions that protect and measurably enhance customers' enterprise technology investments.
"CIOs and CMOs have made significant investments in technologies like analytics, customer relationship management, eCommerce, globalization, marketing automation, search, social networks and video. Companies are not looking to replace these existing investments; instead, they want to derive more value from them," said Bill Rogers, founder and CEO of Ektron. "The fact that Ektron is not focused on hyped point solutions, but true technical integrations that extend the value of our technology with the market-leading technologies of our partners is a key differentiator for us."
Among Ektron's new Technology Partners are:
-- Brightcove, a cloud-based online video platform, is used by media
companies, businesses and organizations worldwide to publish and
distribute video on the Web. "Media publishers today are surrounded by
an increasingly fragmented landscape of devices and destinations, which
present both new opportunities and challenges," said Jeff Whatcott,
senior vice president of marketing at Brightcove. "Partnering with
organizations like Ektron enables our mutual customers to better
navigate this new landscape and enhance their site experiences while
also increasing customer engagement and adoption."
-- Lionbridge Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: LIOX) is a provider of
translation, development and testing solutions. Global organizations
rely on Lionbridge to increase international market share, speed
adoption of global products and content, and enhance their return on
enterprise IT investments. "The Connector that we have built with Ektron
ensures that Lionbridge clients have seamless global content
functionality through Freeway, our client facing-portal," said Henri
Broekmate, SVP of Worldwide Operations, Lionbridge. "This integration
is another part of our strategy to offer technology-led solutions that
accelerate time to market and increase our clients' global competitive
-- Webtrends is the global leader in mobile and social analytics.
Webtrends enables digital marketers to create measure, and improve their
efforts across digital channels to maximize return on digital
investments. Webtrends products and services are trusted by thousands
of leading brands and global organizations, including Microsoft, Toyota,
Visa, Barclays and The New York Times. "Ektron recognizes the
significant value in analytics solutions and the power of integrated
analytics options," said James McDermott, vice president of business
development at Webtrends. "Deep integration like Ektron's ensure that
our mutual clients maximize their marketing investments and build
strategic customer experiences."
Other notable Ektron integration solutions include Facebook, Microsoft Search Server, SharePoint and Salesforce.com.
"Developing meaningful technology partnerships is an area of importance for Ektron because we honor the existing relationships and investments that enterprise customers already have," added Rogers. "We are aligning with the best and the brightest technology leaders to ensure 'whole enterprise' success for our customers and partners alike."
Ektron Inc. has innovated web technology since 1998. By integrating web content management (WCM), marketing optimization and social software, Ektron's software and solutions improve operational efficiency, drive revenue growth and build customer loyalty. Ektron empowers marketers to create, publish and optimize web content that engages, converts and retains customers. Developers benefit from Ektron's extensibility and commitment to the Microsoft .NET framework. Headquartered in Nashua, New Hampshire, with offices in Australia, Canada, Singapore and the United Kingdom, Ektron has more than 8,000 customers worldwide including Carnegie Hall, Diageo, Home Depot, International Chamber of Commerce, Kodak, Microsoft, NASDAQ, National Health Services UK, Saint-Gobain, The Law Society, and the University of Notre Dame. For more information, please visit http://www.ektron.com, http://www.ektron.co.uk or http://www.ektron.com.au.
Ektron, the Ektron logo and eIntranet are trademarks of Ektron Inc. Other company and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners.
Feel the Zeal With the Samsung Zeal(TM) From Verizon Wireless
Dual-Hinge Messaging Phone Features E Ink Transforming QWERTY Keypad and Social Beat Application
BASKING RIDGE, N.J., and DALLAS, Nov. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Verizon Wireless and Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung Mobile) today announced that the Samsung Zeal(TM), a dual-hinge messaging phone in a unique, flip-style format with an E Ink technology transforming the QWERTY keypad, will be available online at http://www.verizonwireless.com and in Verizon Wireless Communications Stores on Nov. 11.
-- Dual-hinge form factor with E Ink keyboard that changes based on the
-- Open it vertically as a flip phone and it has a traditional numeric
keypad and can change to an alpha-only keypad
-- In landscape, the phone features a QWERTY keypad that can change to
numeric with symbols
-- Corporate Email support for Microsoft Office Exchange so customers can
synchronize corporate e-mail, contacts and calendars from their office
-- 2.0 megapixel camera with night and panorama shot, auto focus and
-- Bluetooth® technology with support for headset, hands-free, stereo,
phonebook access, basic print, basic imaging, and object push for vCard
-- Social Beat Widget - Offers a single point for accessing social
networking sites, allowing customers to stay connected to Facebook®,
Twitter(TM) and MySpace(TM) plus more than 50 news, sports and
-- VZ Navigator® capable - Receive audible turn-by-turn directions to
millions of points of interest and share the directions with others
-- Media Center - Access downloadable games, ringtones, wallpapers,
location-based services and more
-- Skype mobile(TM) capable
-- Mobile Web capable
-- Full suite of messaging options, including text, picture, video and
voice messaging; Mobile IM; Mobile Chat; Mobile Email; and Mobile Web
-- microSD(TM) card slot with support for up to 32 GB (card purchased
-- Personal organizer with calendar, calculator with currency converter,
notepad, alarm clock, world clock and stop watch
Price and availability:
-- The Samsung Zeal will be available on Nov. 11 for $79.99 after a $50
mail-in rebate with a new two-year customer agreement. Customers will
receive the rebate in the form of a debit card; upon receipt, customers
may use the card as cash anywhere debit cards are accepted.
-- Customers can purchase the Samsung Zeal beginning today at Verizon
Wireless Communications Stores or online at http://www.verizonwireless.com.
For additional information on Verizon Wireless products and services,
visit a Verizon Wireless Communications Store, call 1-800-2 JOIN IN or
go to http://www.verizonwireless.com.
About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation's most reliable and largest wireless voice and 3G data network, serving more than 93 million customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with more than 79,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE, Nasdaq: VZ) and Vodafone (LSE, Nasdaq: VOD). For more information, visit http://www.verizonwireless.com. To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at http://www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.
About Samsung Telecommunications America
Samsung Telecommunications America, LLC, a Dallas-based subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., researches, develops and markets wireless handsets and telecommunications products throughout North America. For more information, please visit http://www.samsungwireless.com.
Nasuni Adds Citrix XenServer Support for Virtual NAS Appliance
NATICK, Mass., Nov. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Nasuni®, creator of the storage industry's leading cloud gateway, today announced full support for Citrix® XenServer®, making the Nasuni Filer available to more than 50,000 XenServer production sites worldwide and rounding out Nasuni's support on all three major server virtualization platforms.
Nasuni Filer is a virtual NAS appliance that installs seamlessly on a XenServer virtual machine to deliver primary storage from the cloud that is indistinguishable from local storage. Nasuni's innovative caching technology enables the Nasuni Filer to operate as a virtual cloud file server, leveraging the unlimited capacity and data protection of the cloud with the performance of local primary storage. The combination of Nasuni and Citrix provides midrange businesses with a simply better NAS experience by slashing storage infrastructure costs, eliminating backups and automating provisioning.
"Deploying the Nasuni Filer as a virtual appliance on XenServer with unlimited primary capacity to the cloud radically alters the value proposition of NAS file servers by eliminating costly, proprietary NAS hardware, simplifying storage administration and providing unlimited primary storage to the cloud," said Andres Rodriguez, CEO of Nasuni. "Nasuni customers have the freedom to choose XenServer, VMware or Hyper-V as their virtualization platform and select from the leading cloud storage providers to create a NAS infrastructure where all of their storage pain points go away."
The Nasuni Filer's distribution as a software-only virtual appliance enables companies to leverage virtualization technology to reclaim and optimize their infrastructure without any capital expense. Customers avoid storage-related capital outlays, and instead only pay for the storage they use.
Nasuni was founded in 2009 by storage veterans to deliver a secure gateway to cloud storage that makes the cloud feasible for business users. The Nasuni Filer is a virtual NAS file server that runs on VMware and leverages the resources of the cloud to simplify file storage and protection. Targeting the mid-market, Nasuni's solution eliminates the need for incremental storage hardware and the resulting capital expense to manage unstructured file growth. The company is backed by North Bridge Venture Partners and Sigma Partners. To download the Nasuni Filer, or for more information, visit http://www.nasuni.com.
CIC to Host Webinar Featuring Independent Research Firm: 'Banking Consumer Expectations: New Highs in 2011 eSignature's Role in Meeting the Heightened Demand for Customer Experience & Self-Service'
REDWOOD SHORES, Calif., Nov. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Communication Intelligence Corporation ("CIC") (OTC Bulletin Board: CICI), the leading supplier of electronic signature solutions for business process automation in the financial industry and the recognized leader in biometric signature verification, will host a live webinar, featuring Forrester Research, Inc., an independent technology and market research company, entitled "Banking Consumer Expectations: New Highs in 2011, eSignature Role in Meeting the Heightened Demand for Customer Experience & Self-Service" on December 9, 2010 at 1:00 pm EST.
Bankers and lenders are resetting their strategies and organizations to focus on doing business in the "New Normal". Juggling competing demands to reduce costs and grow revenues, banking business executives are looking to attract more customers into self-service channels; persuade them to go paperless; and leverage the entire franchise -- from consumers to IT to investors -- for up-selling and cross-selling bank services. Electronic signatures accelerate the execution of these executive strategies by making banking more convenient to more consumers while not losing sight of the security of both the bank's and consumers' financial and information assets.
Join Forrester Research Senior Analyst, Ellen Carney and CIC's Manager, Banking & Financial Market Solutions, Jay Thakore in a discussion of what's on the minds of bank and credit union executives and how electronic signatures fit in their business strategies.
-- Learn how customer experiences drives cost effective revenue growth
-- Learn how eSignature addresses serf-service demand
-- Develop strategies that retain and gain customers
-- Learn how to accommodate any signature type in your application process
-- Ensure the security and integrity of customer data with an audit trial
and authentication of the signatory
-- Learn about compliance with regulatory requirements
To enroll for the event please Register here.
Communication Intelligence Corporation's (CIC) products enable companies to achieve truly paperless work flow in their eBusiness processes by providing multiple signature technologies across virtually all applications in SaaS (Software as a Service) and fully deployed on-premise delivery models. CIC based solutions afford Straight through Processing (STP) which delivers increased revenue generation by enhancing the customer experience and significant expense reduction through paperless and virtually error free electronic transactions.
Industry leaders such as AGLA, Allstate, American Family, Charles Schwab, JP Morgan Chase, Nationwide (UK), Prudential, Snap-on Credit, Travelers, Wachovia, Wells Fargo and WFG (World Financial Group) chose CIC's products to meet their needs. CIC has deployments with over 400 channel partners and enterprises worldwide representing millions of end users, with over 500 million electronic signatures captured, eliminating the need for over a billion paper documents. CIC is headquartered in Redwood Shores, California and has a joint venture, CICC, in Nanjing, China. For more information, please visit our website at http://www.cic.com.
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For the First Time - Application for Withdrawing Cash Through iPhone
Bank Leumi Israel is Apparently the World's First Bank to Present "SMS to ATM" Service Using an iPhone Application
TEL AVIV, Israel, November 9, 2010/PRNewswire/ -- Bank Leumi Israel has recently announced that its customers
can now use this innovative service, "SMS to ATM", using their iPhone as
well. This, apparently, has made Bank Leumi Israel the world's first bank to
enable the use of a web application through the cellular iPhone device.
Bank Leumi Israel and its subsidiaries comprise the largest
banking group in Israel. The Bank has a vast deployment of branches in
Israel, as well as presence in prominent countries like Switzerland, England,
and the US. The bank engages in financial activities for a wide range of
customers, from households to large corporations, and provides its customers
with a wide variety of services, including private banking, capital market
services, international trade, investment consultancy, and more.
The iPhone iLeumi application enables the bank's customers to
surf the bank's website through a cellular device and perform any desired
action, including withdrawing cash by sending a code via SMS, without having
to use a magnetic card. Making the site accessible through iPhone allows
immediate, fast, and efficient use anywhere and anytime, similar to computer
web use. The application was developed by the bank's Israeli IT division,
while maintaining high data security level, for secured and safe use by the
Head of Operations and Administration Division at Leumi, Mr.
Itzhak Malach, said that only a few banks in the world operate the "SMS to
ATM" service and to the best of his knowledge, Bank Leumi Israel is the first
in the world to integrate the service in its iPhone application. Malach noted
that "Adding this service coincides with the bank's 'Leumi Digital' concept,
which emphasizes full availability to the customer, simplicity of the
products and services, attractiveness and cost savings for customers. The
possibility of using this service also on the iPhone is a leap forward that
improves the convenience of the service for iPhone owners, whose number
continues growing every day," said Malach.
According to Malach, in the next stage the bank will explore
the option to cooperate with banks around the world, and if this is realized,
Bank Leumi customers who are traveling the world will be able to enjoy the
revolutionary service outside of Israel as well.
For further information contact:
Roni Shefi, Prometheus
Source: Bank Leumi
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Sears Wish Book Goes Social in Time for the Holiday Season
Enhanced Sears Wish Book Allows Customers to Shop Where They Want, When They Want and How They Want Through Newly Integrated Mobile Capabilities and Social Shopping Features
HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., Nov. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The timeless, family tradition of flipping through the Sears holiday Wish Book catalog and selecting items to add to the wish list has become easier and more social than ever before. Just in time for the busy holiday shopping season, Sears has enhanced its popular Wish Book with new social shopping capabilities, allowing customers to see hot-trending products, get feedback on potential purchases and share lists with their friends and family. Customers can choose to shop the traditional Wish Book catalog, online at Sears.com/wishbook or via their smartphone devices, iPad or through Facebook, putting the power of choice and convenience in their hands.
Customers can carry on the holiday tradition of creating wish lists with the Wish Book and share the experience with their family and friends in a fun and interactive way. The Wish Book's simple and innovative online shopping experience provides customers with easy-to-browse categories where they can find specific products, customer reviews and additional information, as well as create and share wish lists through their favorite social networking sites. Customers will also be able to find gifting ideas and have access to millions of products on Sears.com.
"Wish Book makes holiday shopping easier, more convenient and provides a new social element for our customers," said Imran Jooma, president of eCommerce for Sears Holdings. "While print and electronic versions of the Wish Book are still available, the new social version puts a twist on a time-treasured tradition. It's your Wish Book, your way."
Sears customers can now access the Wish Book anytime and anywhere, by using the following shopping tools:
-- Wish Book Catalog: Shop the iconic Wish Book catalog the traditional
way. New this year, customers can find quick response (QR) bar codes
throughout the catalog which can be scanned to view more information on
items through videos and product pages.
-- Wish Book Online Catalog: Browse, buy and shop from the Wish Book Online
catalog. Flip through an online version and simply click on items to
make a purchase from the page. Customers can visit Sears.com/wishbook to
experience the Wish Book in an engaging, digital fashion.
-- Wish Book on Facebook: Shoppers can visit the Sears Facebook page to get
holiday shopping ideas, share holiday wish lists and purchase products
through the Wish Book tab. Customers can also "make a holiday wish" by
entering to win one of 24 amazing Wish Book prizes as Sears will be
granting one wish a day for 24 days from Dec. 1 through Dec. 24, 2010*.
-- Wish Book on iPad: Customers can download the free Wish Book app to find
gifts through the new Trending Tree and Snow Globe features, as well as
traditional means like gift finder and search and browse. This free
download includes the popular Bumpin' Santas game. Bumpin' Santas is a
musical, "bumptastic" holiday app from Sears which allows customers to
"bump" their iPhone or iPad with another one to collect Santa characters
and unlock singing Santa ensembles.
-- Wish Book mobile Web: Visit Wish Book on your Web-enabled smart phone at
Sears.com/wishbook. The mobile Web experience showcases the entire Wish
Book product catalog and gives customers the ability to sign up for
exclusive text alerts and allows them to individually change Holiday
wallpaper to customize their shopping experience.
"The holidays are meant to be enjoyed with family and friends, not stressing over shopping and finding last minute gifts," added Jooma. "The Sears Wish Book makes it easier for customers to find the perfect holiday gifts while having fun and interacting with their social network. Sears is dedicated to continually enhancing our customers' shopping experiences, and the Sears Wish Book gives customers added choices while shopping."
About Sears Holdings Corporation
Sears Holdings Corporation (Nasdaq: SHLD) is the nation's fourth largest broadline retailer with approximately 3,900 full-line and specialty retail stores in the United States and Canada. Sears Holdings is the leading home appliance retailer as well as a leader in tools, lawn and garden, consumer electronics and automotive repair and maintenance. Sears Holdings is the 2010 ENERGY STAR® Retail Partner of the Year. Key proprietary brands include Kenmore, Craftsman and DieHard, and a broad apparel offering, including such well-known labels as Lands' End, Jaclyn Smith and Joe Boxer, as well as the Apostrophe and Covington brands. It also has the Country Living collection, which is offered by Sears and Kmart. We are the nation's largest provider of home services, with more than 12 million service calls made annually. Sears Holdings Corporation operates through its subsidiaries, including Sears, Roebuck and Co. and Kmart Corporation. For more information, visit Sears Holdings' website at http://www.searsholdings.com.
*No purchase necessary. Sweepstakes begins at 1: 00 PM Central Standard Time ("CST") on December 1, 2010 and ends at 11:59:59 PM CST on December 24, 2010. Sweepstakes open to legal residents of the forty-eight (48) contiguous United States and the District of Columbia, 18 years or older. Total approximate retail value of all prizes: $20,000. Odds of winning depend upon the number of eligible entries received. Void in AK, HI and where prohibited. See Official Rules at facebook.com/sears. Sponsor: Sears Holdings Management Corporation.
SOURCE Sears Holdings Corporation
Sears Holdings Corporation
CONTACT: Tom Aiello of Sears Holdings, +1-847-286-7387, firstname.lastname@example.org
Norton Online Family Premier Launches With New Video Monitoring
Premier version gives parents insight into what their kids are watching online
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Nov. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Norton by Symantec (Nasdaq: SYMC) today announced the availability of Norton Online Family Premier, providing additional new features such as online video monitoring, 90-day histories and automatic usage reports. Developed by Norton with the guidance of prominent Internet safety, parenting and child behavior experts from around the world, the Premier version makes it even easier for parents to foster communication with their kids about safe online behavior.
Norton Online Family Premier is available at an introductory promotional price for a one year subscription at just $29.99. The basic version of Norton Online Family continues to be available for free. Both versions can be found at https://onlinefamily.norton.com.
Norton Online Family Premier retains all of the features of the basic version, including clearly organized browsing histories, social network profiling (name, age, email address), instant message chat monitoring(1) and the ability to block specific websites or types of websites that may be inappropriate to visit.
With the Premier version, however, a new video monitoring feature lists videos that have been watched on YouTube and other top video sharing sites(2), and lets parents quickly view snippets of each video from within the dashboard itself. A recent study(3) showed that, visiting video sites is the third most popular online activity after social networking and playing games. Norton Online Family Premier tackles this increasing use of viewing videos and provides parents with the technology to monitor it and know that their kids are watching content that's appropriate for their age.
Reporting has also been enhanced to cover all activities from the past 90-days (versus seven days in the basic edition), including a daily listing of how much total time has been spent using the computer, making it easier to know whether healthy limits need to be set. And the Premier version allows activity reports to be automatically emailed to parents on a weekly or monthly basis, saving parents time and preventing the need to login to get the latest information on kids' online activities.
"An incredible amount of our children's lives are spent online, yet all too often parents have a blind spot when it comes to these activities or how to approach them," said Marian Merritt, Norton Internet Safety Advocate and Chair of the Norton Online Family Advisory Council. "With Norton Online Family Premier we make it even easier to have the conversations all parents need to be having with their kids, respecting their growth and independence while also remaining vigilant against digital dangers."
Pricing and Availability
Norton Online Family Premier is available for purchase in the United States at https://onlinefamily.norton.com/ in English only. The suggested retail price of Norton Online Family Premier is $49.99 for a one year subscription on up to 10 household computers, with up to 15 accounts all centrally managed through the same online dashboard. For a limited time, the service is being offered at an introductory promotional price of $29.99 for a one year subscription.
To use Norton Online Family Premier on a PC (Windows® 7, Windows XP Home or Professional, SP2 or later; Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005, Windows Vista® 32-bit or 64-bit, SP1 or later) or Mac® (Mac OS® X 10.5), parents simply sign up and create a family account at https://onlinefamily.norton.com/. Parents download and install Norton Safety Minder, a small application, onto each child's computer. As a web-based service, Norton Online Family is able to track the Internet activities of each child in real-time. Parents enjoy peace of mind with instant reporting and the convenience of accessing their account anytime from any Internet-connected device, including most smartphones.
About Norton By Symantec
Symantec's Norton products protect consumers from cybercrime with technologies like antivirus, anti-spyware and phishing protection -- while also being light on system resources. The company also provides services such as online backup, PC tuneup, and family online safety. Fan Norton on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/norton and follow @NortonOnline on Twitter.
Symantec is a global leader in providing security, storage and systems management solutions to help consumers and organizations secure and manage their information-driven world. Our software and services protect against more risks at more points, more completely and efficiently, enabling confidence wherever information is used or stored. More information is available at http://www.symantec.com.
Symantec and Norton are trademarks or registered trademarks of Symantec Corporation or its affiliates in the U.S. and other countries. Other names may be trademarks of their respective owners.
(1) Instant message chat monitoring not
available with Mac OS(R).
(2) Norton Online Family Premier monitors
videos that your kids view on hulu.com,
YouTube.com, and video.google.com. It
does not monitor or track YouTube videos
that have been embedded on other
websites or blogs.
(3) Kaiser Family Foundation Study 2010:
Noah Edwardsen Karina Carretero
Norton by Symantec Relations
KineticExtend Remote Desktop Access for iPad Now Available in the Apple App Store
TORONTO, Nov. 9, 2010 - KineticD(TM), the online storage, recovery and access service designed for small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs), today announced that its free KineticExtend(TM) cloud-based service for remote, secure access to data files and applications is now also available in free iPad(TM) and iPhone® Apps.
The new KineticExtend App for the Apple® iPad provides fast and secure access to a user's remote Windows® PC or server. SMB users including accountants, medical and legal professionals, service providers and consultants use the service daily to access critical business data and specialized applications such as QuickBooks® without the complication or cost of a Virtual Private Network (VPN).
"We are still in the wild west of mobile device management in the enterprise," said Eric Klein, senior analyst, mobile and wireless at VDC Research. "As organizations in all industries begin to see the value of adopting smartphones for their mobile employees, there is an ongoing struggle with managing the security and reliability of these devices. KineticExtend is a powerful app that does not add complexity, but greatly expands the application scenarios for mobile users giving them access to their PC at work while retaining the security and control required by an enterprise."
"A recent survey we conducted found that 48 percent of mobile workers want easier access to company data," said Jamie Brenzel, CEO of KineticD. "We created this tool to provide the growing mobile work force with a solution that will allow them to not only access their files and data from anywhere in the world, but to also provide peace of mind that their files will remain secure while traveling through the cloud on their iPad."
The KineticExtend for iPad App is available for download immediately at no additional charge when you activate an account with KineticD. Sign up for a free trial online at http://www.kineticd.com/en. To use KineticExtend on your iPad or iPhone, simply visit the iTunes® Store or download the free App for iPad here.
KineticD(TM) sets a new standard by providing small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs) with the same level of service and protection for irreplaceable digital assets that large enterprises rely on. It delivers comprehensive solutions that enable SMBs to continuously backup, restore, access, and share information online from any location. Its agile, cloud-based services are specifically designed for SMBs that want to activate their digital assets and more efficiently share and collaborate through improved access to information. Founded in 2002, the company's industry-acclaimed Data Deposit Box product delivers advanced, patented technology that is used daily by over 40,000 customers and is supported around the world through an extensive partner network. For a free trial visit http://www.kineticd.com/en.
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Alkami Technology Announces Integrated Bill Payment Services
OKLAHOMA CITY, Nov. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Alkami Technology, a leading provider of next generation online banking services, is pleased to announce its integrated bill payment solution.
The new bill payment services are integrated into the Oxygen Platform and Alkami eBanking solutions to provide a seamless end user experience for retail and business customers in both the desktop and mobile environments. Alkami has entered into an agreement with one of the largest national providers of payment services for straight through remittance processing. Alkami will deliver bill payment services within the online banking platform, eliminating the need to present I-frames or Single Sign On (SSO) to 3rd party providers.
One of the key advantages to Alkami's bill payment solution is a complete integration with the Alkami's Oxygen Platform and Alkami eBanking solutions. With bill payments, personal payments and transfers on the same platform, this provides a consistent user experience and gives the financial institution much more insight into their customer relationships.
"The ability to provide true integration of bill payment services into the online banking user experience provides the Alkami eBanking solution with a seamlessness and flexibility that is unique in the industry," said Stephen Bohanon, President of Alkami Technology. "Not only have we made significant improvements in the overall user experience, we have given the power to the financial institution to present a single, unique experience to their customers and members. This just further enhances brand loyalty."
Alkami Technology continues to leverage its open architecture and development philosophy to provide financial institutions with a comprehensive and integrated eBanking solution. For those institutions that wish to continue utilizing a 3rd party interface, Alkami will continue to support other bill payment models such as SSO (single sign-on) or other processes that work best for their financial institution customers.
About Alkami Technology
Alkami Technology is a privately owned software company focused on providing eBanking solutions to the financial services industry. The Alkami eBanking solution represents a quantum leap forward in the level of control and customization given to the institution while revolutionizing the user experience provided to customers and members. With its modern interface, customizable feature set, intelligent content delivery, and financial management tools, Alkami eBanking enables institutions to build stronger relationships with their customers via the online channel. Learn more about Alkami eBanking and our Oxygen Platform by visiting our website at http://www.alkamitech.com
SOURCE Alkami Technology
CONTACT: Richard Owens of Alkami Technology, +1-405-203-7389
MainCloud.com Launches Free Next Generation Cloud Website That Lets You Bring Your World Online, Access it from Anywhere, and Share it with Anyone
MainCloud lets you take your digital world with you wherever you go, access it from any device, and share it with anyone - including all of your photos, videos, documents, music, news, tweets, notes and more!
CHICAGO, Nov. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Today MainCloud.com is announcing their free next generation cloud website that lets users bring their world online, access it from anywhere, and share it with anyone. MainCloud combines the power of cloud storage, with the ease of a personal homepage, and the reach of a publishing system. MainCloud lets users easily store, organize, access and share all of the items in their digital world, including photos, videos, documents, music, news feeds, tweets, notes, widgets, websites, searches, favorite clips and friends.
"The need for a solution like MainCloud is increasing every day," said Ed LaHood, CEO of MainCloud. "As the number of different devices that we use every day continues to increase, including desktops, laptops, tablets, smartphones, and internet TVs - we all face the same growing challenge: How can we access our world of digital information, content, and files seamlessly from any device wherever we are? Additionally, how can we share pieces of our world with others - documents with a co-worker, photos with friends - who also may be connecting using any type of device from anywhere in the world? The answer is MainCloud, a free, full featured, cross platform solution that lets you bring your world online, access it from anywhere, and share it with anyone!"
MainCloud has implemented a unique design that makes bringing your world online easy and fun. Uploaded content items like photos, videos and documents are automatically added to pages within your MainCloud account. Pages can be kept private or published. You can create and publish as many pages as you like. Published pages can be used for just about anything - to share photos and videos with friends, to share documents with co-workers, and even to check the latest news. MainCloud pages can be viewed using a standard web browser on any type of device - including the iPad and iPhone. You can even place ads on your pages, earning revenue on pages of unique content.
MainCloud can be used for both personal and business use. Every MainCloud user gets their own unique web address located at maincloud.com/your_username - which is where users can view their published pages. Users can sign up for a free MainCloud account and reserve a username for their unique MainCloud web address at http://www.maincloud.com.To see videos of MainCloud running on various platforms, including the iPad and iPhone, visit http://www.maincloud.com/videos.
MainCloud LLC is a privately held company located in Chicago, and operates a cloud-based content manager and publishing site at MainCloud.com that lets users bring their digital world online, access it from anywhere, and share it with anyone.
SOURCE MainCloud LLC
CONTACT: Ed Lahood, +1-312-563-5283, firstname.lastname@example.org
OmniVision Launches Feature Rich 8-Megapixel RAW CMOS Image Sensor for the Fast Growing Smart Phone Market
High-Performance OmniBSI Sensor Offers Enhanced Image Capture and Fast Frame Rate HD Video in a Small Form Factor
SANTA CLARA, Calif., Nov. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- OmniVision Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: OVTI), a leading developer of advanced digital imaging solutions, today introduced the OV8820, a 1/3.2-inch 8-megapixel RAW CMOS image sensor based on OmniVision's proven 1.4-micron OmniBSI(TM) pixel architecture. The sensor delivers high frame rate 1080p/30 and 720p/60 high-definition (HD) video with electronic image stabilization (EIS) and full horizontal field of view (FOV) designed specifically to meet the demands of the rapidly growing smart phone markets. The feature rich OV8820 also offers advanced video capabilities that support mobile YouTube and Facebook applications, making it an ideal solution for tomorrow's video-centric camera phones.
"Industry research firm Yole Developpement is forecasting that 8-megapixel resolution sensors will hold over a third of the market share for camera phones by 2015," said Vinoo Margasahayam, product marketing manager for OmniVision. "The smart phone segment is leading this trend towards higher resolution sensors requiring near-DSC quality photography, autofocus functionality and high quality video recording. The OV8820's ability to deliver high quality, fast frame rate image capture and HD video recording in a compact format meets the critical requirements for next generation mobile handsets, and particularly for smart phones. We have also added some unique features to OV8820 that improve the user experience, such as full field of view HD video with image stabilization, making this sensor a highly attractive product for this fast growing market segment."
In full 8-megapixel (3264 x 2448) resolution, the OV8820 operates at 24 frames per second (fps) in a 4:3 format and in 6-megapixel (3264 x 1836) resolution at 30 fps in a 16:9 format. These higher frame rates enable a number of key benefits, including: no image lag for shutter-less designs, continuous shooting, minimized rolling shutter effect, real-time image capture with no lag between resolutions, and full HD at 30 or 60 fps. A high-speed, 4-lane MIPI interface facilitates the required high data transfer rate.
One of the advanced features of the OV8820 is an integrated scaler, which enables EIS and maintains full FOV with improved signal-to-noise performance in 1080p HD video mode operating at 30 fps. Another key image processing feature is a 2 x 2 binning functionality with a post-binning re-sampling filter function that minimizes spatial artifacts and removes image artifacts around edges to deliver clean, crisp color images. This is important to achieve best-in-class 720p HD video.
OmniVision's OmniBSI backside illumination pixel architecture delivers excellent low-light sensitivity. The technology also provides improved quantum efficiency, reduced cross talk and low photo response non-uniformity, which all contribute towards significant improvements in image quality and overall camera performance.
As a RAW sensor, the OV8820 is designed for 2-chip solutions that involve the sensor working in conjunction with a baseband or an application processor with integrated image signal processing. The low power OV8820 has an on-chip VCM driver and fast mode switching between different resolutions. Other integrated features of the OV8820 include temperature sensing, 256 bytes of one-time programmable memory, lens shading correction and defect pixel correction. The OV8820 fits into the industry standard module size of 8.5 x 8.5 mm.
The OV8820 is available for sampling now and is expected to enter mass production in March 2011.
OmniVision Technologies (NASDAQ: OVTI) is a leading developer of advanced digital imaging solutions. Its award-winning CMOS imaging technology enables superior image quality in many of today's consumer and commercial applications, including mobile phones, notebooks and webcams, digital still and video cameras, security and surveillance, entertainment devices, automotive and medical imaging systems. Find out more at http://www.ovt.com.
Certain statements in this press release, including statements regarding the expected benefits, performance, capabilities, and potential market appeal, as well as anticipated timing of mass production, of the OV8820 are forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties. These risks and uncertainties, which could cause the forward-looking statements and OmniVision's results to differ materially, include, without limitation: potential errors, design flaws or other problems with OV8820, customer acceptance, demand, and other risks detailed from time to time in OmniVision's Securities and Exchange Commission filings and reports, including, but not limited to, OmniVision's annual report filed on Form 10-K and quarterly reports filed on Form 10-Q. OmniVision expressly disclaims any obligation to update information contained in any forward-looking statement.
OmniVision® and the OmniVision logo are registered trademarks of OmniVision Technologies, Inc. OmniBSI(TM) is a trademark of OmniVision Technologies, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
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Atmel Expands ARM Cortex-M3 Flash MCU Family With SAM3N Series
New Atmel SAM3N Series Offers capacitive touch support for buttons, sliders and wheels with Atmel QTouch® Library and Studio
Visit Atmel at Electronica in Hall A6, Booth #650
MUNICH, Nov. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Electronica 2010 -- Today at Electronica 2010, Atmel® Corporation (Nasdaq: ATML), a leader in microcontroller and touch solutions, announced the new Atmel SAM3N series to expand their ARM® Cortex(TM)-M3 Flash Family. The new SAM3N series offers high performance, low-power consumption and scalable memory, pin-count, package options and capacitive touch support. The SAM3N series combines performance and simplicity by including development tools, software, In-system programming and support from the ARM third-party ecosystem network. The SAM3N series is a general-purpose microcontroller targeted at applications including consumer, industrial control, metering, toys, medical, test and measurement, 802.15.4 wireless networking, and PC, cell phone and gaming peripherals.
The Atmel SAM3N and SAM3S series are the first ARM-based microcontrollers that offer capacitive touch support for buttons, sliders and wheels with the Atmel QTouch® library and studio to deploy modern-user interfaces. The new series offers an extended supply range from 1.62 to 3.6V to enable a true 1.8V operation and 0.86mW per megahertz in active mode. The lower power consumption can also be reduced to 1.9uA in 1.8V standby mode with RTC (real-time clock) running.
The Atmel SAM3N Cortex-M3 Flash series is pin-to-pin compatible with the best-selling Atmel ARM7TDMI®-based SAM7S series to offer an ideal migration path to higher performance and lower power consumption. The new SAM3N series optimizes overall bill of material (BOM) with a lower price-point and by improving system-level integration with on-chip termination resistors.
"The SAM3N series offers the ideal general-purpose microcontroller with the best cost-to-power consumption, processing power and peripheral set ratio," said Jacko Wilbrink, director of ARM microcontrollers, Atmel Corporation. "The SAM3S offers additional features with higher performance and more peripherals options including 12-bit ADC, SDIO, USB full-speed device, external bus interface, and more Flash SRAM options."
The Atmel SAM3N series is a member of a Flash microcontroller family based on the high-performance 32-bit ARM Cortex-M3 RISC processor. The new ARM-based microcontroller series provides processing power and features such as system control, sensor interfaces, 64k to 256kByte Flash memory options, connectivity capabilities and user interface support. It embeds a rich set of peripherals including ADC/DAC and up to 16 timers and four UARTs supporting ISO7816 standard. In addition, functionality like On-Die-Termination (ODT) for simplification of PCB design has been integrated.
About Atmel 32-bit Microcontroller Portfolio
Atmel is one of the fastest growing 32-bit microcontroller suppliers and continues to make strong investments in the Atmel AVR® 32-bit UC3 microcontroller series and ARM-based products. Atmel is finding new opportunities in the 32-bit microcontroller market and is committed to this market segment.
The Atmel SAM3N series is ramping production now in 64k, 128k, 256k Bytes Flash memory densities. The devices are available in the following packages and sizes: 48-, 64- and 100-pin 0.5mm pitch QFP, in 100-ball 0.8mm pitch BGA, and 48- and 64-pin 0.45mm pitch QFN packages.
Atmel Corporation (Nasdaq: ATML) is a worldwide leader in the design and manufacture of microcontrollers, capacitive touch solutions, advanced logic, mixed-signal, nonvolatile memory and radio frequency (RF) components. Leveraging one of the industry's broadest intellectual property (IP) technology portfolios, Atmel is able to provide the electronics industry with complete system solutions focused on industrial, consumer, communications, computing and automotive markets.
Music Publisher Mel Bay Launches Vast E-book Catalog
PACIFIC, Mo., Nov. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Mel Bay Publications, Inc. today made learning music easier with the release of more than 1,000 e-books. "Continuing its proud tradition of teaching the world to play everything from guitar to harmonica, Mel Bay is once again transforming the way people learn to play music by offering e-books," said Bryndon Bay, corporation president and third-generation Bay. "Our company was founded on the principle that music instruction should be available to everyone, everywhere. E-books make that possible in a more convenient way."
Mel Bay will use digital delivery of PDF documents, allowing users access to more than 1,000 titles from any compatible device. More than 2,500 e-books will be available by January 2011. Consumers can purchase the e-books at http://www.melbay.com.
"E-books are great for those who are away from their print music library. Users can access their personal e-book library of music worldwide on any compatible device by logging onto their account," Bay said.
To celebrate the e-book launch, Mel Bay is giving away one free iPad and a $250 credit for Mel Bay e-book purchases.* To register for the sweepstakes or to browse and purchase music e-books, visit http://www.melbay.com.
About Mel Bay Publications, Inc.
Established in 1947, Mel Bay Publications produces and distributes a variety of instructional music books, DVDs, CDs, accessories and now Mel Bay OnDemand video downloads and e-books, which cover almost every type of instrument including: guitar, mandolin, banjo, ukulele, dulcimer, harmonica, fiddle, percussion and more. Offering instructional materials for the most diverse and selective musicians, Mel Bay's titles represent a number of musical styles including: classical, jazz, bluegrass, rock, blues, folk and others.
Melbourne E. Bay (1913-1997) changed the world of guitar instruction beginning with his cornerstone "Modern Guitar Method" and "Rhythm Guitar Chord System." Sales of his Modern Guitar Method series are estimated to be in excess of 20 million copies. Mel Bay established the structure for modern guitar education and by so doing, helped create the foundation for the continued growth and advancement of the instrument. It is difficult to find a guitarist worldwide who has not, at some point, studied one of Mel's method books.
*NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Must be 18 and a U.S. resident to enter. Sweepstakes ends Nov. 30, 2010. For details, see Official Rules at http://www.melbay.com VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.
Context Optional Launches Facebook Apps for the Rest of the Web
Social Marketing Company Leverages the Open Graph Protocol with First Integrated Tool for Tab, Wall and Web Apps
SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Context Optional, the social marketing company, today announced the launch of Facebook applications for websites (Open Apps), a new component of the company's enterprise-level Social Marketing Suite. The feature leverages the Open Graph, allowing users to create and deploy social applications on any website. The addition of the feature makes Context Optional's solution the first integrated tool for the creation of Facebook applications that live across Facebook Brand Pages, in the Facebook News Feed, and on unique websites.
Brands and eCommerce sites can now create and deploy interactive contests and polls for people on Facebook on their own sites directly from the Social Marketing Suite's Applications module. Brands with heavily trafficked websites can take advantage of the Open Graph protocol to add engaging, social elements to these sites, encouraging interaction and sharing by Facebook users. The extension of Facebook applications to the rest of the web further enhances the Social Marketing Suite's capabilities to help brands manage nodes on the Open Graph, which include grouping, managing and publishing via Like buttons, tying brands' Facebook efforts with their off-Facebook presences.
"Bringing Facebook functionality to the broader web is a valuable way for marketers to further leverage the thriving, networked community on Facebook while continuing to capitalize on their existing investments in their websites," said Kevin Barenblat, CEO and co-founder, Context Optional. "Our customers have requested more sophisticated tools to integrate social efforts on and off Facebook, and the Social Marketing Suite addresses this challenge."
"We launched the Open Graph protocol to make it easy for people to engage with social experiences across the web," said Jonathan Ehrlich, director, Facebook. "Context Optional continually delivers innovative products that help marketers connect to their audiences wherever they may be, and achieve word of mouth at scale through the Facebook Platform."
To learn more about the Social Marketing Suite and how you can create and launch any number of Open Apps on your website, please visit http://www.contextoptional.com.
About Context Optional
Context Optional is the leading provider of social marketing software and services to global brands and advertising agencies. The company provides marketers with comprehensive solutions to build, manage, monitor and measure brand presence across the social web to meet their acquisition, engagement and retention goals. By combining industry expertise, a leading technology platform, and comprehensive analytics into an integrated approach, Context Optional delivers the most effective social CRM and marketing solutions to Fortune 500 brands and agencies. Context Optional is headquartered in San Francisco with offices in New York. For more information, please visit http://www.contextoptional.com.
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