U.S. Department of Justice clears ASML acquisition of Cymer
VELDHOVEN, the Netherlands and SAN DIEGO, April 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- ASML Holding NV (ASML) and Cymer, Inc. (Nasdaq: CYMI) today announce that the Antitrust Division of the United States Department of Justice has cleared the previously announced merger between Cymer and affiliates of ASML.
Clearance of the merger has previously been granted by the U.S. Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), as well as the Taiwanese, German and Israeli antitrust authorities. Furthermore, Cymer stockholders have approved the merger agreement.
Completion of the merger remains subject to additional customary closing conditions and receipt of approvals under competition laws in South Korea and Japan. Cymer and ASML continue to expect the transaction to close in the first half of 2013.
ASML is one of the world's leading providers of lithography systems for the semiconductor industry, manufacturing complex machines that are critical to the production of integrated circuits or chips. Headquartered in Veldhoven, the Netherlands, ASML is traded on Euronext Amsterdam and NASDAQ under the symbol ASML. ASML has 8,500 employees on payroll (expressed in full time equivalents), serving chip manufacturers in more than 55 locations in 16 countries. More information about our company, our products and technology, and career opportunities is available on our website: http://www.asml.com
Cymer is an industry leader in developing lithography light sources, used by chipmakers worldwide to pattern advanced semiconductor chips. Cymer's light sources have been widely adopted by the world's top chipmakers and its installed base comprises approximately 3,900 systems. Continuing its legacy of leadership, Cymer is currently pioneering the industry's transition to EUV lithography, the next viable step on the technology roadmap for the creation of smaller, faster chips. The company is headquartered in San Diego, CA, has more than 1,200 employees on payroll (expressed in full time equivalents) and supports its customers from numerous offices around the globe. Cymer maintains a Web site to which it regularly posts press releases, SEC filings, and additional information about Cymer. Interested persons can also subscribe to automated e-mail alerts or RSS feeds. Please visit http://www.cymer.com.
Forward Looking Statements
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The foregoing risk list of factors is not exhaustive. You should consider carefully the foregoing factors and the other risks and uncertainties that affect the businesses of ASML and Cymer described in the risk factors included in ASML's Annual Report on Form 20-F and Cymer's Annual Report on Form 10-K, and other documents filed by ASML and Cymer from time to time with the SEC. The parties disclaim any obligation to update the forward-looking statements contained herein.
Breakthrough Life360 Feature Leverages Locaid to Allow Users to Keep Tabs on Family Members - via Smartphones and Feature Phones - for Free
Free Location Lookups Can Help 30 Million Life360 Customers Track Loved Ones
SAN FRANCISCO, April 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Locaid, the world's largest Location-as-a-Service Platform, today announced that Life360, the leading safety application for families, is now using Locaid to power a groundbreaking new feature. A new function now allows Life360's 30 million customers to locate family members or loved ones on any mobile device at no added charge - up to five times per month. Life360 enables families to keep in touch by delivering location and security features for smartphones and feature phones alike - an industry first.
Although smartphones garner most of the press in the mobile market, the vast majority of mobile phone users still carry feature phones, which comprise nearly two-thirds of total market share according to a 2012 report from leading analyst Gartner. Feature phones and tracking devices are widely used by parents to keep tabs on young children. Elderly family members, who don't necessarily want or need the latest smartphone features, are also more likely to use feature phones and need to stay connected to family. Other family apps charge high monthly fees to activate devices for location or are limited to only smartphones. Life360 powers "the new family circle" by allowing location and security features for whatever device the user carries.
The Life360 application gets its breakthrough location capabilities from Locaid, the world's largest and most reliable multi-source Location-as-a-Service (LaaS) company. By leveraging Locaid's massive device footprint, Life360 becomes the first mobile application to include non-smartphone location determination without monthly fees.
The new offer of five free location lookups per month demonstrates Life360's ongoing commitment to providing its customers with the best privacy-protected family safety application on the market:
"Our customers are becoming increasingly dependent on their mobile phones," said Chris Hulls, Co-Founder and CEO of Life360. "Locaid's location solution not only gives us the widest reach to the most number of mobile phone users, but the ease of integration and great price allows us to offer our customers added value with this free, reliable service."
"Locaid's footprint extends to over 4.8 billion connected devices across the globe, including 404 million mobile devices, making it the largest provider of location data in the world," added Rip Gerber, President and CEO, Locaid. "That makes Locaid the ideal partner for Life360, with its rapidly growing customer base."
Locaid is the world's largest Location-as-a-Service (LaaS) company. Locaid runs "location in the cloud" with the most robust, privacy-protected, multi-source location platform available. Locaid can determine the physical location of your customers, employees or assets, anywhere, instantly. With a footprint that extends to over 4.7 billion connected devices across the globe, including 404 million mobile devices, Locaid helps enterprises and developers be hyper-local, reduce fraud, increase productivity and consumer insight, comply with regulations, drive revenue and save lives. Locaid is the largest and preferred location gateway for the major carriers in the Americas, including AT&T, Bell, Boost Mobile, Cricket, Rogers, Sprint, TELUS, T-Mobile, Verizon and others. The world's biggest brands, agencies, financial institutions, software companies, enterprise infrastructure providers, mobile app developers and M2M platforms get location from Locaid. Location Matters(TM). Locate us at http://www.loc-aid.com, @locaid and http://www.facebook.com/Locaid.
Life360 is the leading location and communication app for families available for Android and the iPhone. Using location-based technology, Life360 enables parents to see where their children are located, know when they need help and see where the nearest safety resources are at all times. The app operates in a convenient and secure way that does not interfere with busy schedules or personal freedom. Founded in 2008, Life360 placed first in Google's Android Developer Challenge in that same year and has received funding from several prominent investors. For more information, visit http://www.life360.com.
NEW YORK, April 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Worldnow, the leading online technology, content, video and Revenue-solutions Company for local media, has announced that it has integrated its Enterprise Content Publishing platform (Web, mobile, social media and video) with ENPS. During the NAB Show, starting this weekend in Las Vegas, the company will showcase its strategy for enterprise newsroom integration.
This strategic initiative delivers an integrated and efficient, bi-directional workflow between the ENPSnewsroom system and Worldnow's Enterprise Content Publishing platform.
In the new enhanced, bi-directional integrated workflow, you can post content directly to and from ENPS for simultaneous transmission into the Worldnow Enterprise Content Publishing platform to push across web, video, social and mobile platforms. A news producer is no longer required to copy and paste from one system to another, thereby streamlining the publishing processes for maximum scale and efficiency.
"We are thrilled to continue and grow our ENPS relationship and to be able to provide our mutual clients with the benefits of a truly integrated bi-directional newsroom workflow," said Gary Gannaway, Worldnow's CEO. "Worldnow's market penetration makes us a powerhouse in local media and we look forward to continue to roll out our seamless/scaled publishing workflow to our more than 400+ clients."
"Our partnership with ENPS is essential to providing our clients with the best in class bi-directional newsroom publishing workflow integration enabling economy of scale," said Joe Sticca, SVP Product Management & Development for Worldnow.
"The integration with ENPS workflow allows our clients to focus on productivity and is critical when it comes to breaking news workflow and time to market," said Liza Watts, VP, Product Management at Worldnow. "We are excited about the competitive advantages it will bring our clients."
In the last 3 years, 12 of 12 RFP's for platform services sought by broadcasters have been awarded to Worldnow giving them the #1 market share serving over 450+ local broadcasters around the country, covering over 80% of US households.
For further information about Worldnow's products and services, please feel free contact firstname.lastname@example.org at any time.
Worldnow provides industry leading online publishing and revenue solutions for local media. Our cost efficient publishing platforms include innovative CMS solutions for site management, video and mobile publishing. Our online revenue solutions include a national advertising network, packaged local sales programs, classifieds and comprehensive sales training and support. Our online media, technology, and marketing teams have extensive experience in helping local media companies build profitable businesses on the web. We support our technologies and services with in-depth strategic consultation incorporating market leading best practices for managing successful online businesses. Our full service solutions and support enable our clients to realize greater real-world profitability from their investment. Leverage our experience built over 14 years in partnership with more than 400 local media properties. Current Worldnow customers include: Allbritton, CBS Local Digital Media, Cox, Dispatch, Fisher, Fox TV Stations, Griffin, Landmark, Lilly Broadcasting,London Broadcasting, Meredith, Media General, New Age Media, Quincy, Raycom Media, Reiten TV, Sagamore Hill, Titan, Waterman, West Virginia Media, and Young Broadcasting.
For more information please visit http://www.Worldnow.com.Worldnow services over 57million monthly uniques and powers over 450 local broadcasters with 81% of US households covered.
Marks Myntra's Second International Acquisition in Four Months
SAN FRANCISCO, April 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
Myntra, India's largest e-commerce platform for fashion and lifestyle products is
expanding its technology expertise with the acquisition of San Francisco based FITIQUETTE,
a TechCrunch Disrupt Finalist
in part cash, part stock deal. FITIQUETTE's technology innovation aims at solving
size and fit issues for online shoppers. This acquisition will strengthen and expand
Myntra's technology platform and drive transformational change in the online shopping
space in India by providing world-class experience to its customers.
FITIQUETTE [http://www.fitiquette.com ] is the first virtual dressing room of its kind
globally. This unique innovation generates a virtual mannequin based on various body types
to which users can further adjust each specific measurement according to their body until
it closely mirrors their own. This technology enables online shoppers to virtually 'try
before they buy', providing an online shopping experience which is very similar to the
With this acquisition, Myntra.com [http://www.myntra.com ] will have the ability to
provide the best virtual solution to solve a perceived barrier of shopping online -
finding the right fit and size.
Mukesh Bansal, CEO & Co-founder, Myntra says "Myntra aims to create the most
compelling Fashion Shopping experience for Indian consumers at par or better than global
standards. FITIQUETTE has developed pioneering technology for solving the Fit/Size problem
online. This acquisition will not only help us improve the experience significantly but
will also enhance our technology team with addition of top tech talent from FITIQUETTE."
Andy Pandharikar, CEO & Co-founder, FITIQUETTE says "The Indian e-commerce industry is
growing at breakneck speed and it is a great time to be a part of this journey. I'm
confident that FITIQUETTE's powerful technology will benefit Myntra's vision of providing
world class solutions to online shoppers across the country."
The FITIQUETTE team will be joining Myntra with Andy heading Myntra's newly formed
Innovation Labs in San Francisco.
In November 2012, Myntra acquired Sher Singh, a global private label online brand
specializing in sports-inspired lifestyle apparel for men and women and its New York based
parent company Exclusively.in
Headquartered in Bangalore, India, Myntra was started by a group of IIT/IIM graduates
in 2007. Myntra is among the best funded ecommerce companies in India by top tier VC funds
- Tiger Global, IndoUS Venture Partners, IDG and Accel Partners. The company's ecommerce
platformMyntra.com [http://www.myntra.com ] is today the largest in the fashion and
Deluxe Entertainment Services Group Inc. Is Hosting a Booth at NAB Show for First Time Ever and Featuring New Service Offerings
NEW YORK, April 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Deluxe Entertainment Services Group Inc., one of the most trusted and well-respected names in content, entertainment services and technological artistry, announced today that for the first time ever, it will host a booth at NAB Show in Las Vegas April 8-11, 2013. For nearly a century Deluxe has committed itself to providing content owners and creators with the tools and talent they need to bring to life and share the most important, most moving and most exciting stories in the world. Now 90% digital, Deluxe companies, which store over 100 petabytes of data and content and move over 1.4 petabytes of data a month, offer content providers ground-breaking, state-of-the-art solutions in content creation, management, storage and distribution.
The Deluxe Ecosystem - a virtual hub of digital flexibility, efficiency, quality and value - encompasses a generous breadth of service and technology innovation, all of which has grown in response to the needs of its customers. From creation to consumption, Deluxe has content covered even as technology proliferation and content diversity explodes. In Las Vegas, Deluxe will spotlight new and effective ways to unlock greater value throughout the content lifecycle.
"Today's content providers are faced with a challenging multi-outlet landscape that requires navigation with immediacy," said Steven Weinstein, Chief Technology Officer. "At NAB Show this year, we are displaying technologies and workflows that make the task of dealing with this shifting space more efficient. We are leading the way in content enablement, management, storage and distribution so our customers can take control of their assets, unleash greater value from them and push them to the world simply and smartly."
Cyril Drabinsky, CEO, noted that "NAB Show is the ideal platform to demonstrate how Deluxe is not only embracing the digital revolution, but broadening its capabilities at pace with the growth of digital platforms."
At NAB Show, Deluxe ?will launch Deluxe MediaCloud(TM), a next generation, cloud-based playout platform which delivers all of the rich functionality required by broadcasters to launch and operate TV channels, including versioning for new media platforms and distribution over IP to transmission headends. In addition to offering low upfront, infrastructure, technology and staffing costs in playout and distribution, Deluxe MediaCloud(TM) facilitates very fast time-to-launch while retaining and increasing creative opportunities, such as "Pop Up" channels, that enable broadcasters and content owners to fully exploit rights for brands and major events. Significantly reducing go-to-market timelines, Deluxe MediaCloud(TM) brings together cloud-based technologies and state of the art media tools to significantly reduce overhead costs of the traditional distribution model.
In addition, Deluxe will showcase the digital advancements of Deluxe MediaRecall(TM), which delivers true content enablement through high-speed mass encoding, taxonomy development and rich metadata writing services, all with the goal of accelerating access, search, discovery, delivery and ROI with content libraries of any size. Balancing web and automation technologies with a 2000-person strong staff of highly trained, cloud-based distributed workers, Deluxe MediaRecall(TM) recognizes the value of hyper-accurate metadata to accomplish complementary goals, such as library assessments, search and discovery optimization, as well as push and pull workflow tools for packaging and delivery with speed and accuracy. Deluxe MediaRecall(TM) can restore, digitize, archive and monetize all forms of content sensibly and reliably.
To round out this selection, Deluxe will take this opportunity to highlight Deluxe OnDemand(TM), a leading multiscreen-ready, studio quality video catalog service. Deluxe OnDemand(TM) revolutionizes digital home entertainment and simplifies multiscreen VOD with a cloud-based service that easily integrates with the existing supply chain, workflows, storefronts and apps. With a catalog of over 40,000 new releases, blockbuster titles, popular television series, favorite classics and more, already pre-encoded in over 50 file formats, pre-packaged and pre-encrypted with the most popular DRMs, service providers can instantly access and deliver more titles to more devices at the highest quality video outputs on the market, faster and more cost effectively.
You can experience demonstrations of these featured service offerings and get a glimpse of the full breadth of the Deluxe Ecosystem of Media & Entertainment at the Deluxe Booth (SU5415) at NAB Show. Additionally at the Deluxe booth (SU5415), Deluxe MediaCloud(TM) will be hosting a cocktail reception and media briefing on Monday, April 8 at 5:00pm and Deluxe MediaRecall(TM) will be leading a panel discussion on digitizing assets on Tuesday, April 9 at 10:00am.
About Deluxe Entertainment Services Group Inc.
A wholly-owned subsidiary of MacAndrews & Forbes Holdings Inc., Deluxe is a leading provider of a broad range of services and technologies for the global digital media and entertainment industry. Bringing together a comprehensive network of specialized companies with best-in-class artistry, cutting-edge technology, streamlined delivery and distribution solutions and customized management strategies, Deluxe approaches all of its businesses with an ingrained attention to quality, detail and creativity. From start to finish, in whatever format or language is required, Deluxe has the infrastructure and in-house capacity to provide complete solutions to a broad range of customers, including: major motion picture studios, television networks and cable companies, advertising agencies, brands, production companies, independent distributors and content owners.
Tata Elxsi Unveils H.264 Ultra Low Latency Codecs with 13 ms End to End Latency
BANGALORE, India, April 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
Targeted for HD video delivery solutions.
Tata Elxsi unveils the hardware implementation of H.264 Ultra Low Latency (ULL)
encoder and decoder with an assured e2e latency of 13ms. This is targeted for a broadcast
delivery solution for high quality video content broadcasting and editing. The H.264 ULL
Codec solution features Tata Elxsi's new subjective quality based rate control algorithm,
tested and quality tuned to broadcast content.
The modular design approach taken for this hardware implementation allows easy
portability and maintenance. Tata Elxsi has implemented advanced algorithms to provide
feature support for multiple video formats (1080i, 720p and 1080p), low lag transmission,
scene change detection, intra column refresh etc.
Tata Elxsi's H.264 ULL 4:2:2 Profile Encoder and Decoder on FPGA has undergone a
rigorous testing and the output video quality has been benchmarked against the world's
best H.264 Low Latency hardware solution.
For a live demo, visit us at our booth South Hall (Upper) SU12414. We are also
showcasing HEVC Ultra 4K Decoder software implementation for multi framework architecture.
About Tata Elxsi:
Tata Elxsi is a design company that blends technology, creativity and engineering to
help customers transform ideas into world-class products and solutions. A part of
the $100 billion Tata group, Tata Elxsi addresses the broadcast, automotive,
communications, consumer electronics, healthcare and semiconductor sectors. It is a public
stock company headquartered in Bangalore.
Social Singing App Just Sing It Debuts in App Store
Rising to #1 spot for Music category with 30,000+ songs sung during launch day
NEW YORK, April 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- AnyoneGame Inc. today announces the launch of Just Sing It(http://www.justsingit.com/download/), a social singing game now available in the App Store on iOS. Just Sing It lets users sing and share their favorite songs on Facebook/Twitter, apply voice filters to bring out their inner rockstars and guess songs with other game players and even potential love interests!
Like 'Instagram for Voice,' Just Sing It helps users stand out in crowded social networks. The fiercest competitors, tomorrow's pop stars and romantics who just want to serenade are all finding their voices with the app.
Engaging with other music lovers is as easy as singing into an iOS device's microphone, with all tracks recorded and ready for listening on iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad:
-- Play with friends via Facebook and Address Book - or find an anonymous
singing buddy on the other side of the globe
-- Sing and guess top songs from genres of all eras
-- Boost songs with fun voice effects
-- Serenade or discover a new singing crush
"We are true believers in the singing voice, a critical player in the rise of micro-content sharing that has been overlooked in the U.S., yet has seen phenomenal early success in Asia," said Alec Andronikov, founder, AnyoneGame, Inc. "Just Sing It is the first U.S. platform that gamifies the singing voice and has the potential to become a user-generated discovery platform."
The game rose to #1 spot for Music category in the app store with 30,000 songs recorded the day of the launch. The game launches with fully-secured world rights from top music publishers, such as Sony/EMI.
About AnyoneGame, Inc.
Based in NYC, AnyoneGame is a creator of a user-generated mobile music community and discovery platform.
Motorola Mobility to Showcase Next-Gen Video Compression Technology with its Real-Time HEVC Encoding Demo
Motorola will demonstrate real-time HEVC encoding and decoding of High Definition TV at the 2013 NAB Show
HORSHAM, Pa., April 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- For decades, Motorola Mobility has been delivering revolutionary industry standards and life-changing technologies by driving the evolution of TV and now multi-screen services through the cloud, network and home. At the 2013 NAB Show, Motorola will continue its history of innovation with its first ever real-time HEVC (High Efficiency Video Coding) encoding and decoding demonstration at its exhibit space, booth # SU2017.
"Now that we've seen the industry-wide approval of HEVC as a standard, we're rapidly moving from creation to implementation," said Joe Cozzolino, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Network Infrastructure Solutions, Motorola Mobility. "It took almost four years from the time MPEG-4 was made an industry-wide standard before the necessary refinements in the MPEG-4 tool kit took place and the standard reached its fullest potential. We're only two months into the approval of HEVC, and we've already reached an unprecedented level of progress."
Motorola continues to build on its legacy of HEVC leadership this year after bringing the technology to the global market and showcasing some of the industry's first ever HEVC demonstrations at IBC 2012 and The Cable Show 2012. At this year's NAB show in Las Vegas, Motorola moves beyond basic technology demonstrations and will exhibit a practical implementation of HEVC with its first HEVC encoding and decoding in real-time. One demo will feature a real-time HEVC encoder delivering streaming content to a Google Nexus 10 tablet for real-time decoding and playback. A second demo will showcase real-time HEVC HTTP live streaming to an Apple iPad (4th generation). A third demo will show an IP set-top box decoding HEVC. Motorola's demonstrations will highlight how the compression efficiency of HEVC enables high-quality video delivery over bandwidth constrained networks to multiple platforms.
HEVC video compression technology has the ability to reduce bandwidth by up to 50 percent in comparison to MPEG-4 AVC - while still delivering same high-quality viewing experience. In its initial phase, HEVC might have the highest impact on reducing wireless network congestion that exists due to consumers wanting to watch traditional broadcast and new over-the-top (OTT) services on their tablets and smartphone devices. By utilizing HEVC, 3G and 4G-enabled operators will be able to provide higher quality viewing experiences on almost any screen while saving up to half the capacity current encoding technologies require.
Motorola will immediately support video service providers and programmers in testing and launching HEVC-based services to take advantage of the significant bandwidth savings offered by this new compression technology.
Additionally, HEVC can be a significant factor in dramatically reducing storage costs for in-home and networked DVRs. As Motorola's Fourth Annual Media Engagement Barometer reveals, consumers are watching an enormous amount of recorded content with over one-third of our weekly TV viewing coming from the DVR. Motorola Mobility's engineers are using HEVC to test and develop comprehensive standards-based wireless and multi-screen solutions for a diverse base of service providers worldwide.
This next-generation video compression technology was jointly developed by ISO/IEC Moving Picture Experts Group (MPEG) and ITU-T Video Coding Experts Group (VCEG). Motorola's HEVC demonstration builds on its heritage of network innovations and the importance of video compression in driving the evolution of TV. Motorola is part of the committee that developed the HEVC standard, and has been an active contributing member of MPEG2 (1993) and MPEG4 (2003) standards.
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About NAB Show
NAB Show, held April 6-11 in Las Vegas, is the world's largest electronic media show covering filmed entertainment and the development, management and delivery of content across all mediums. With more than 90,000 attendees from 151 countries and 1,600+ exhibitors, NAB Show is the ultimate marketplace for digital media and entertainment. From creation to consumption, across multiple platforms and countless nationalities, NAB Show is home to the solutions that transcend traditional broadcasting and embrace content delivery to new screens in new ways. Complete details are available at www.nabshow.com.
About Motorola Mobility
Motorola Mobility, owned by Google, fuses innovative technology with human insights to create experiences that simplify, connect and enrich people's lives. Our portfolio includes converged mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets; wireless accessories; end-to-end video and data delivery; and management solutions, including set-tops and data-access devices. For more information, visit motorola.com/mobility.
PITTSBURGH, April 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- BigSquare has announced the release of the BigSquare Agility Suite - a .NET based suite of applications that is developed exclusively for law firms and professional service organizations based on the need for targeted, reliable and interactive information. The comprehensive suite of products allows firms' stakeholders the ability to quickly analyze, digest, predict and act on potential areas of opportunity.
BigSquare Agility provides industry leading BI application visualizations combined with targeted, role-based self-service content enabling firms increased insight into their book of business for better decision making. BigSquare's Agility Suite integrates out-of-the-box with all of the leading time and billing systems on the market, including Elite Enterprise, 3E and Aderant.
Comprised of four core applications, which are available individually or bundled, the BigSquare Agility Suite delivers true self-service BI that empowers business users by driving innovative decision-making.
BigSquare Attorney Analytics is intuitive, visually appealing, easy to use and mobile ready. This application has true BI capabilities that helps attorneys, executives and firm leadership monitor and manage their respective books of business. Providing a one-stop-shop for all of their firm intelligence needs, Attorney Analytics delivers targeted information in unprecedented fashion.
BigSquare Partner Performance is designed for the firm's partners. The application provides intuitive functionality allowing partners to dig deeper into their key performance metrics by allowing for real time comparative analysis against peers and goals cut across various date ranges and attorney profiles.
BigSquare Firm Focus allows stakeholders the ability to consume the firm's critical financial and operational information in an easy-to-use format. The application was designed specifically for executives, management and administration and allows users the ability to quickly identify the health and potential opportunities on any segment of the business. Touting comprehensive cross-sectional analysis, this power tool not only delivers information, it delivers answers.
BigSquare Matter Management allows your stakeholders the ability to quickly analyze and better manage client/matter engagements. The interactive dashboard application allows your attorneys the ability to perform what/if scenario analysis, better profitability insight, as well as more effectively manage inventory, time worked and other pertinent matter-centric KPI's.
BigSquare is a proven, industry-leading provider of intelligent business and technology products, concentrating exclusively on delivering targeted applications to law firms and professional service organizations. For more information visit http://www.bigsquaresolutions.com.
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SnapDash Makes Having 'Bees in Your Pants' Pretty Funny
New Photo-Sharing App Brings Spontaneity to Taking Photos with Friends
WASHINGTON, April 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- SnapDash is a new photo-sharing platform for iOS that randomly serves up hundreds of categorized, unique scenarios and poses coined "Snaptions" for users to act out against a timer. Clearly having "bees in your pants" or being "naked in public" is only funny if you're pretending, but it's hilarious when acted out, captured in a photo, and shared with friends.
Unlike other photo-sharing apps that enable users to caption pictures after the fact, SnapDash differentiates itself by providing the context of the picture before the photo is taken. Subsequently, the context (Snaption) is imprinted on the frame as the photo is shared on the internal feed, or to Facebook and Twitter. (SnapDashes)
The origin of the idea stems from a night at a bar in Dewey Beach, Delaware last summer. SnapDash's co-founders, Daniel Hanks and Meredith Balenske, were taking pictures of friends, when Daniel started shouting suggestions like, "You're turning into a werewolf" and, "There's a shark in the water!" Outsiders watched, played along, and the photos went viral on Facebook.
"SnapDash allows users to act wacky and stray from perfectly poised photos that are associated with social media. People have been urged to 'do something funny' forever. We're just making it easier," said Daniel. "Plus, a nice side effect is the social contagiousness it creates at bars and parties."
The SnapDash experience is straightforward: once the photographer chooses a category and taps the shutter button it reveals a Snaption, players must react and pose in seconds before a photo is automatically taken. If desired, Aviary editing tools and filters may be applied.
"SnapDash is a replacement for the age-old 'Say Cheese' or counting to three when taking a photo," said Meredith. "It's hysterical to watch how different people react to the same Snaption."
Early feedback is positive; SnapDash was recently described as "Improv meets Instagram," and will be at NY Tech Day on April 25. SnapDash is focused on growing its customer base, but future plans include working with brands looking for a new fun way to engage their customers.
SnapDash is free for iPhone in the App Store and will be on Android in April 2013.
Find SnapDash on Facebook and Twitter @SnapDashApp.
HTC Challenges Consumer Expectations With New HTC One® Live Experience Tour
Tour Launches Across the Country to Show Consumers the New HTC One Is "Everything Your Phone Isn't"
BELLEVUE, Wash., April 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- HTC, a global leader in mobile innovation and design, today introduced the company's integrated U.S. marketing campaign launching its new flagship smartphone, the new HTC One. The campaign challenges the current mobile phone experience with a bold and playful execution, and offers consumers the opportunity to see, hear and hold the new smartphone before nationwide availability in traditional retail channels. The campaign comes to life as pre-order begins today, following unprecedented demand and the strongest pre-registration interest for any smartphone designed by HTC. The new HTC One will be available nationwide at retail stores through AT&T, Sprint and Best Buy on April 19, and through T-Mobile later this spring.
"We're establishing the U.S. brand identity for the new HTC One as an innovative, stunning product with a full-metal design and a clear difference in experiences from any previous, or recently announced smartphone," said Erin McGee, vice president, marketing, North America, HTC Corporation. "The new HTC One has already won numerous prestigious awards and accolades, but consumers have yet to see it for themselves. We are changing that, starting today, by delivering unique and highly relevant experiences on city streets, in suburban malls, and at hundreds of movie theaters that brings the product to life through an authentic connection with the consumer."
Everything Your Phone Isn't(TM)
Crafted with a distinct zero-gap aluminum unibody, thenew HTC Oneintroduces HTC BlinkFeed(TM), HTC Zoe(TM) and HTC BoomSound(TM), key new HTC Sense(®) innovationsthat reinvent the mobile experience and set a new standard for smartphones. HTC is taking the breakthrough product directly to consumers with the HTC One Live Experience Tour, bringing each unique innovation to life and prompting consumers to compare the new HTC One to their current phone experience.
The advertising features a similarly evocative theme positioning the new smartphone to consumers as "Everything Your Phone Isn't", with several deep integrations that highlight the dynamic experiences of the device. The new advertising campaign will run across a variety of media, including heavy rotation in relevant national TV programming, print, digital media and mobile advertising to include Pandora, Spotify, YouTube and Vevo. In-market geo-targeted advertising will also be incorporated into the HTC One Live Experience Tour.
The HTC One Live Experience Tour will appear in 11 major markets across the U.S. and consists of three distinct executions: the HTC BoomSound Lounge, HTC One Showrooms and HTC One Cinema Experiences.
HTC BoomSound Lounge
The new HTC One introduces -- for the first time on a phone -- front-facing stereo speakers with a dedicated amplifier, as well as Beats Audio(TM) integration for rich, authentic sound whether listening to music, watching a video or playing a game.
Opening today, the HTC BoomSound Lounges bring the extraordinary on-device audio experience to life at pop-up listening booths in prominent locations in six major cities across the U.S.: Columbus Circle in New York, Embarcadero Plaza in San Francisco, Hollywood and Highland in Los Angeles, Wrigleyville in Chicago, Franklin Square in Philadelphia, and Perimeter Mall in Atlanta.
In addition to product experiences, the BoomSound Lounges serve as the connection for consumers to exclusive HTC concerts produced by Live Nation. Performances by Pharrell in New York, Grouplove in Chicago and Manchester Orchestra in Los Angeles will be limited to an audience of 1,000 fans, creating an intimate, once-in-a-lifetime experience for attendees. Consumers in those three markets can visit the HTC BoomSound Lounges for the opportunity to receive tickets to the concerts happening in their city. On April 19, all of the BoomSound Lounges across the country will transform into listening and viewing locations for the broadcast of one of the exclusive live concerts.
HTC One Showroom
Starting on April 11, HTC One Showrooms will begin appearing in high-traffic malls across the U.S. where they will live for a minimum of three months to create a playful, dynamic, digital space for consumer interaction and entertainment. The HTC Showrooms are built solely on the experiences of the new HTC One, placed where people spend time shopping, dining and hanging out, and allow engagement at their leisure. HTC Showrooms are popping up in eight U.S. markets featuring interactive experiences and a plethora of new HTC One smartphones for hands-on experiences: Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C.
"HTC One Showrooms are taking the concept of a pop-up store to different place by creating a large, playful, interactive exhibit where we expect people to be entertained and have a new experience with the HTC One at each visit. It gives them the chance to truly immerse themselves in everything the phone offers at their own pace - and delivers a different experience than a traditional retail setting. We've created a mobility-powered playground that is good for our consumers, and for our retail partners as we send informed customers to their doors," said McGee.
-- HTC BlinkFeed: The new experience that transforms the home screen on the
new HTC One into a single live stream of personally relevant information
is re-created in the HTC Showroom as a larger-than-life interactive
phone display that will provide news updates to shoppers.
-- HTC Zoe: The ability to shoot high-res photos that come to life and
transform the photo gallery into a living gallery will be brought to the
HTC Showroom as interactive touch screens representing the on-device
-- HTC Sense TV(TM): HTC experts demonstrate how the new HTC One transforms
into an interactive program guide and remote control to easily sort
through and check all content on TV by selectable categories.
HTC Live Cinema Experience
HTC is treating moviegoers to hands-on opportunities with the new HTC One through live product demonstrations in the lobby of select theaters and showing the latest commercial for the new HTC One on the big screen. In the near future, HTC will add entertainment content to the on-screen viewing experience in theaters and also across key online and TV channels.
The highly anticipated new HTC One will be available globally through more than 185 mobile operators and major retailers in more than 80 regions and countries. In the United States, the new HTC One is available today for pre-order online through AT&T, Sprint, HTC and Best Buy in silver. Nationwide retail availability is as follows:
-- AT&T: Available on April 19th in silver and black with 32GB of memory
for $199.99, and in sliver with 64 GB of memory for $299.99 with a
-- Sprint: Available on April 19(th) in silver and black with 32GB of
memory for $199.99 with a two-year commitment.
-- T-Mobile: Available later this spring in silver with 32GB of memory.
-- Best Buy: Available with service from AT&T and Sprint in conjunction
with wireless operator availability.
For more information about the new HTC One, visit http://www.htc.com.
Founded in 1997, HTC Corporation (HTC) is the creator of many award-winning mobile devices and industry firsts. By putting people at the center of everything it does, HTC pushes the boundaries of design and technology to create innovative and personal experiences for consumers around the globe. HTC's portfolio includes smartphones and tablets powered by the HTC Sense® user experience. HTC is listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TWSE: 2498). For more information, please visit www.htc.com.
ViXS(TM) Announces XCode(TM) Pro 350 - World's First Transcoder Chip to Support 10 bit Ultra HD 4K and High Efficiency Video Codec (HEVC)
Enables Use of Next-Generation Video Format While Significantly Reducing
TORONTO, April 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - ViXS Systems Inc. today announced the new
XCode Pro 350, the world's first silicon solution for transcoding 10
bit HEVC content to MPEG-2 and MPEG-4, enabling the media industry to
save significant bandwidth for distributing existing content formats as
well as the next-generation Ultra HD at 4K resolution. The XCode Pro
350 supports the next generation HEVC codec while simultaneously
enabling new designs to reach increased density, performance and video
quality. At NAB 2013, ViXS will be demonstrating streams generated
from the XCode Pro 350, as well as other high-density transcoding and
encoding applications for the content infrastructure market.
Key XCode Pro 350 features include:
-- HEVC 10-bit Main Profile Ultra HD 4K to MPEG-4 HD transcoding
-- Multi-stream HEVC HD to MPEG-2/MPEG-4 HD transcoding
-- Dual MPEG-2 HD output
-- Increased Bandwidth for MPTS IP input
-- Mirror transcoding and encoding for live Adaptive Bit Rate
(ABR) streaming applications
-- Multistream motion adaptive deinterlacing
-- Dolby(C) Digital Plus 5.1 Professional Encode
With the addition of 10 Bit HEVC, enhanced multi-stream transcoding, and
motion adaptive deinterlacing, the XCode Pro 350 sets a new standard
for quality and density. New customers using the XCode Pro 350 have
the power and flexibility to quickly develop a broad range of solutions
for broadcast, cloud infrastructure and hospitality. By keeping the
same application programming interfaces (API's) as the existing XCode
Pro chip family, ViXS allows current customers to even more rapidly
incorporate the XCode Pro 350 into their product line.
"ViXS continues to aggressively innovate, and we are excited to again
lead the industry by being the first to integrate 10 bit Ultra HD 4K
and HEVC into a transcoder chip," said John Pomeroy, Vice President of
ViXS' Infrastructure product line. "As content creators take advantage
of new video formats and resolutions to satisfy consumer demand for the
ultimate big screen viewing experience, it is critical that content
distributors and service providers have a solution that supports the
new standards while reducing bandwidth consumption. The Xcode Pro 350
enables a new generation of infrastructure equipment that provides that
Samples of XCode Pro 350 are expected in Q4 2013. ViXS products and
technology will be on display at NAB 2013 from April 8(th) to the 11(th) at the Renaissance Las Vegas Hotel.
About ViXS Systems Inc.
ViXS is a semiconductor pioneer in designing and developing
high-performance media solutions for the consumer electronics and video
service provider industries. With over 390 patents issued and pending
worldwide, ViXS has been recognized with a number of industry awards
for innovation. ViXS is a world leader in transcoder deployments with
over 40 million shipments to date, and still growing.
ViXS has a comprehensive portfolio of products to meet the diverse needs
of the global media industry. Portfolio highlights include the most
advanced dense transcoder available for cloud-based solutions, as well
as SoC's for home devices capable of doing the most simultaneous number
of HD streams in the industry. Moreover, ViXS is the only company to
have integrated transcoding and Multimedia over Coax Alliance (MoCA)
technologies to create the lowest-cost media gateway capable of
delivering premium content to consumer IP devices, such as the iPad,
inside and outside of the home.
ViXS has three primary product lines: XCode, XCode Pro and XConnex. The
XCode family of media processors range from stand-alone transcoding
chips to full SoC solutions, each capable of handling from one to four
simultaneous HD-to-HD transcodes. XCodePro products address the
professional enterprise market and are being deployed today for
cloud-based media streaming services. The XConnex product line is for
communications devices, including MoCA 1.1 and 2.0 solutions.
Additionally, ViXS customers are provided with a robust software
development kit known as Xtensiv.
ViXS is headquartered in Toronto, Canada with offices in Europe, Asia
and North America.
BEIJING, April 5, 2013 /PR Newswire/ -- Aiseesoft DVD Ripper includes both Platinum and Standard versions for users. As the name suggests, the Standard is designed for users who only need or who would like the basic DVD ripping features. Rip DVD to video/audio formats including AVI, MP4, WMV, MKV, MP3, etc. and even convert any DVD to HD video formats, like HD AVI, HD MPG, HD WMV, HD MOV, and MP4 with HD H.264 codec that provides better image quality and make the image softer. Thanks to Aiseesoft's latest encoding and decoding technology, you'll feel the ultrafast converting speed (10X faster) and experience a totally different video entertainment on computer. Moreover, this outstanding DVD conversion software can convert from DVD without loss of audio-video sync.
With a straightforward and user-friendly interface, the magic DVD Ripper software has high compatibility with popular consumer electronics devices. It can easily rip your DVD to iTunes, iPad (iPad 4, iPad mini), iPod, iPhone (iPhone 5), Samsung GALAXY Note, Samsung GALAXY S, Android Phones, PSP, BlackBerry, Apple TV, Xbox, NDS, etc. Furthermore, it is a powerful video editor that owns multiple video editing features to retouch video effect. Modify the video brightness, contrast, hue, saturation, and the output volume, remove letterbox (black bars at bottom and top of screen), pillarbox (black bars at left and right of screen) and windowbox (black bars on top, bottom, left, and right of image) from video files, change the aspect ratio of a video permanently to create both 4:3 and 16:9 video for sharing on TV, computer, web and YouTube, cut out a section of video from a DVD movie, add text or image watermark to the output video files (the color, size and transparency adjustments available), and merge multiple DVD titles and output a single video file.
Another highlight of this DVD Ripping program is that it helps users customize the video/audio output parameters to create a desired file size and output quality. The parameters include Video Resolution, Video Bitrate, Frame Rate, Video Encoder, Aspect Ratio, Audio Channels, Sample Rate, Audio Encoder, and Audio Bitrate. Higher frame rate increases the smoothness when playing video files, and usually 25-30 frame per second can provide you with a very good viewing experience. The Video Bitrate refers to either a constant number of bits used to Encode each second of video, or the average number per second (in kbit/s). The Video Bitrate is bigger, the image quality is better. Higher sample rates increase audio quality and file size; lower sample rates decrease quality and file size.
Aiseesoft DVD Ripper Platinum is designed for people who want to convert DVD to 3D video formats apart from converting DVD to standard and high definition videos. It gives you everything Standard edition and 2D DVD to 3D Video Converter offers, plus added clip features and the flexibility to work in multiple languages. Convert DVD to 3D videos including Anaglyph (Red/cyan), Side By Side (Full), Side by Side (Half-Width), Top and Bottom (Full), Top and Bottom (Half-Height) 3D files. You can even select 3D video formats such as MP4, MKV, TS, AVI, and FLV so as to watch 3D videos on various devices, whenever and wherever you want.
System Requirements for Mac Version
Processor: Intel® processor
OS Supported: Mac OS X 10.5 or above
Hardware Requirements: 512MB RAM, Super VGA (800x600) resolution, 16-bit graphics card or higher.
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.
CrowdIt Applauds One-Year Anniversary Of President Obama Signing The Jobs Act As Major Milestone For Crowdfunding Industry
JOBS Act will have positive influence on job creation through equity-based crowdfunding and lead to a new wave of business startups
SPRINGFIELD, Mo., April 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- CrowdIt (http://www.crowdit.com), the crowdfunding site for the "New American Dream," today joins the crowdfunding industry in recognizing the one-year anniversary of the signing of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act by President Obama. The bill will allow entrepreneurs to fund small businesses through a new crowdfunding model that provides equity shares in startups. CrowdIt believes the JOBS Act will help spur small-business growth and be a catalyst for the New American Dream. The company recently launched its new site designed to help "dreamers" not only fund projects, but receive the support they need to succeed - including peer review, business networking and expert advice.
"The JOBS Act will help ignite economic growth by enabling startups to raise capital in a non-traditional way - essentially leveling the playing field for anyone with a great idea and the desire to succeed," said Jason Graf, CEO and co-founder of CrowdIt. "We applaud the government for taking this bold step toward job creation and economic independence."
The JOBS Act was passed in Congress on March 8, 2012, and originated from the Entrepreneur Access to Capital Act introduced by Rep. Patrick McHenry (R-NC). The legislation had strong bipartisan support throughout, passed with a 73 percent majority in Congress and was signed by President Obama on April 5, 2012. The law will allow businesses to raise up to $1 million in capital through crowdfunding, an industry expected to grow to $300 billion over the next few years.
Before the law takes effect, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) must first outline specific provisions for the JOBS Act. The deadline was originally set for Jan. 2013, but the bill still has not been finalized. Newly appointed SEC leader, Mary Jo White, has named the JOBS Act as a top priority during her term.
CrowdIt represents a new approach to crowdfunding through a flexible approach of giving "Dreamers" the option to fully or partially fund projects. All CrowdIt projects will initially use a rewards-based funding model, but the company plans to offer equity-based funding as outlined by the SEC. CrowdIt is now accepting crowdfunding projects at (http://www.crowdit.com), and early projects submitted to the site are available for preview now. The site will go fully live on June 4, 2013. CrowdIt also is contributing $10,000 to the project that reaches the highest amount of funding by Aug. 18, 2013, 75 days after the go-live date. For more information, please visit (http://www.crowdit.com).
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Based in America's heartland of Springfield, MO, CrowdIt (http://www.crowdit.com) is the crowdfunding site for believers of the New American Dream. Its crowdfunding site goes beyond just funding great ideas, but focuses on supporting success through peer and expert advisory support, business networking and sharing of best practices and knowledge. CrowdIt's belief is that crowdfunding will help drive the next wave in innovation and economic expansion, and underpins its mission to support small business growth. A start-up, CrowdIt is privately held and backed by venture capital firm Baron VC. For more information, please visit (http://www.crowdit.com).
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Vir2o, a Highly Anticipated New Paradigm in Social Media, Launched in Beta Today
ATLANTA, April 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- East Coast Diversified Corporation (OTCBB: ECDCD) announces that its new social media engagement platform, Vir2o, launched in beta midnight this morning at 12:01am.
The highly anticipated beta launch of Vir2o, a fully interactive social media site that's been in development for more than 15 months, was launched as scheduled.
"Vir2o is finally in its beta release," said East Coast Diversified CEO, and creator of Vir2o, Kayode Aladesuyi. "Now, beta users can see for themselves what we've believed all along, that Vir2o is going to fundamentally alter the landscape for social media engagement. Users can expect the mobile application on iOS, Android and Blackberry will be following shortly."
Interested parties can go to http://www.vir2o.com to register as beta users where they will be able to experience the most engaging and interactive social media platform.
"I am excited to be in this moment," says Kirk Williams, CTO of ECDC. "Finally, Vir2o is the platform that will allow users to experience the internet in a truly engaging way. Multi-player gaming, movies, music and shopping are powered by our proprietary multi-user 'JoinMe' technology which will redefine 'social' on the web. We will introduce additional features such as Video room where users can watch movies and videos with friends or subscribe to live events, all powered by our 'JoinMe' technology. We will also launch VMaestro, a robust music service which will debut as part of the full launch of Vir2o."
Vir2o allow advertisers to reach and engage users in a non-intrusive manner, unlike other social media sites. Vir2o offers very unique approach to advertising bringing product placement to the web as never seen before. Advertisers can send targeted, relevant messages to users to foster a mutually beneficial social experience.
"I've been waiting to get on Vir2o for myself for a long time," said former NFL defensive tackle DeMario Pressley, who played for the Super bowl champions New Orleans Saints and has agreed to act as advocate for Vir2o on Twitter and other social media outlets. "I saw bits and pieces and heard all about it, yes the newsfeed is there and the timeline is there but you have to experience 'JoinMe' to understand my excitement. Invite your friends to join Vir2o so you can experience it. I think this is the beginning of a real success story in social media."
About East Coast Diversified Corporation(OTCBB: ECDC) - ECDC is a holding corporation with a diversified group of technology companies. Its business portfolio includes companies offering technology for logistics and asset management, media entertainment, transportation safety and class attendance monitoring and social media applications.
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TIMEX Launches "I Am A Runner" Campaign to Celebrate Runners of All Levels
MIDDLEBURY, Conn., April 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Timex, the leader in outdoor and sports performance timepieces, announced the launch of "I Am A Runner," the brand's new marketing campaign that celebrates every runner's unique personal story. Bringing to life the passion and motivation that unites all runners, regardless of skill level, "I Am A Runner" is an interactive initiative that provides a platform for consumers to share their running experiences and rewards them for sharing their stories.
The campaign kicked off with a series of media activities in New York City featuring Boston Marathon legend, Dick Hoyt. Hoyt, a longtime Timex ambassador, has competed in more than 1,000 endurance events along with his son, Rick, who suffers from cerebral palsy. As Team Hoyt prepares for their 31(st) Boston Marathon later this month, they are hoping to inspire all runners with their uplifting message.
Timex has created an "I Am A Runner" Facebook app, which will collect all runners' stories and will serve as a centralized host for submitted content and photos. Individuals who share their stories via the hashtag #IMARUNNER will be eligible for opportunities to win Timex® IRONMAN® watches. In addition, Timex will share inspiring stories of runners across its social media platforms, from everyday stories of triumph to content collected from the Timex Multisport team.
"As a trusted training partner to runners everywhere, we continue to be inspired by the moments of personal triumph we've witnessed at marathons, triathlons and even three-mile loops around the lake," said Sam Martin, Timex Senior Brand Manager, Sports. " 'I Am A Runner' campaign represents our biggest commitment to honoring those men and women whose running experiences have been enhanced by one of our timing devices and whose inspirational stories help all of us push our way to the finish line, whatever that finish line might be."
Recent research by Timex shows that 54 percent of core runners do not wear sports watches, an essential piece of gear that allows runners to track and evaluate their workout in real time. With the launch of the 'I Am A Runner' campaign, Timex is hoping to tap into this group of core runners.
Timex will introduce additional "I Am A Runner" activations throughout the summer, with the program culminating with a large-scale event at the New York City Marathon.
"I Am A Runner" will be supported online with advertising that will appear on relevant lifestyle websites as well as print insertions in Runner's World.
Timex has an unparalleled heritage of creating innovative, technologically advanced and reliable timepieces for athletes of all fitness levels, having introduced the first licensed IRONMAN® brand watch in 1986. The Timex IRONMAN® brand legacy of leadership, innovation and style in international sport is evident in the brand's extensive anthology of elite training devices and fitness aids. Timex IRONMAN® timepieces are worn by athletes on every continent and have been added to the Smithsonian National Museum of America. Fans are invited to engage with the brand on http://www.Facebook.com/TimexSports.
Timex's presence in the fitness world has been evident for years via its partnership with the New York Road Runners in conjunction with the ING New York City Marathon, IRONMAN® Triathlon event series and several worldwide marathon sponsorships. With a wide array of wellness and training instruments priced at various levels, Timex has established a broad appeal to the millions of consumers who want to maintain a healthy lifestyle.
The iconic IRONMAN(®) Series of events is the largest participation sports platform in the world. Since the inception of the IRONMAN(®) brand in 1978, athletes have proven that ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE(®) by crossing finish lines at the world's most challenging endurance races. Recognized for excellence through distinguished events, world-class athletes and quality products, World Triathlon Corporation (d/b/a IRONMAN), owner and operator of the IRONMAN(®) Series, has grown from owner of a single race to a global sensation with nearly 190 events across five unique brands: IRONMAN(®), IRONMAN 70.3(®), 5150(TM) Triathlon Series, Iron Girl(®) and IronKids(®). For more information, visit http://www.ironman.com.
About the Timex Group
Timex Group designs, manufactures and markets innovative timepieces and jewelry globally. Founded in 1854, Timex is part of Timex Group, a privately-held company with numerous brands and over 5,000 employees worldwide. It is one of the largest watch makers in the world with companies and exclusive licenses worldwide.
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NAB 2013: Axinom Announces SilverHD VoD and SilverHD DRM 5, a Brand-new Cloud Based Solution for Video-on-Demand Providers
Axinom simplifies deployment of multi-device strategies, announces public availability of global cloud based content protection and VoD solutions SilverHD DRM 5 and SilverHD VoD
LAS VEGAS, April 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
SilverHD VoD is Axinom's brand-new cloud based solution for Video-on-demand providers.
Integrated with Windows Azure and Windows Azure Media Services. The solution enables rapid
deployment of end-to-end solutions and covers the entire video workflow, from ingestion,
transcoding, meta data management, packaging, to distribution to all major client device
Axinom SilverHD DRM is an end-to-end content protection solution based on a leading
Digital Rights Management system: Microsoft PlayReady. One of its biggest value
propositions is the "protect once, watch everywhere" approach. Content protected with
SilverHD DRM can be consumed on the vast majority of consumer devices like PCs and Macs,
iPads, iPhones, Android devices, Windows Phones, as well as Smart TVs, set top boxes, and
"Our product simplifies online video management and dramatically reduces integration
time and cost. One must see it in action. At our NAB booth we will be showcasing the
solution and visitors will be able to see how the entire workflow, from video acquisition
right down to delivery can be accomplished in only a few seconds" says Damir Tomicic,
Axinom's CEO. "It is not only reducing efforts, it's also future-proof. The seamless
integration with Windows Azure Media Services and leading CDNs provides our customers
virtually unlimited scalability."
"Axinom's release of SilverHD product portfolio enables media customers to take
advantage of the latest features in Windows Azure," said Taras Bugir, managing director,
Worldwide Media & Cable Industry Solutions, Microsoft. "Microsoft delivers an entire
spectrum of services that help media companies bring their content and business into the
cloud, which helps streamline the creating, managing and distributing of premium protected
content using SilverHD and Windows Azure Media Services."
Axinom is a leading provider of software solutions for cloud based video management,
Digital Rights Management (DRM), and multi-platform delivery of premium content. Axinom's
digital media solutions serve major worldwide brands in Airline, IT, Telco, Retail, and
Media & Entertainment industry. Axinom is Microsoft Gold Certified partner, global media
platform partner and international vendor headquartered in Germany with subsidiaries in
the US and Estonia.
M-Edge Announces Cases and Accessories for HTC First
The Baltimore tech accessory company will launch cases for the HTC First in April
ODENTON, Md., April 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- After recently unveiling their first-ever collection of cases for new Android smartphones Samsung Galaxy S4 and HTC One, M-Edge announced today a line of accessories for the HTC First - the first smartphone optimized for Facebook. M-Edge's cases will be available soon at medgestore.com and wireless retailers nationwide.
The initial case available for the HTC First is M-Edge's Echo Case. The Echo is a dual layer case that consists of a co-molded hard outer shell and a soft interior, which offers twice the level of protection and absorbs shocks and drops. HTC fans will appreciate this case's seamless design, light weight, bright colors, and fashion-forward patterns.
M-Edge CEO Patrick Mish says, "After announcing our entrance into the Android smartphone category only last week, we are continuing to unveil additional wireless accessories with cases for the HTC First. Cases that offer protection are a given, but we offer more than that. We're about superior design, unconventional materials, jaw-dropping style, and attitude."
Ranked #91 on Inc. Magazine's list of 500 Fastest Growing Private Companies in 2012, M-Edge is expanding their offerings in the wireless category. M-Edge's HTC First cases will range in price from $35 to $50. Customers can sign up to be notified of these upcoming products here or follow M-Edge on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram for the latest announcements.
Launched in 2006 out of a basement in Baltimore, M-Edge rapidly grew to offer a variety of tech accessories for the most popular devices available - Kindle, iPad, iPhone, laptop and Android devices. Using edgy materials and premium features, M-Edge gives the tech-crazed what they want: protection, attitude, and boundary-pushing style.
Ranked #91 on Inc. Magazine's list of Fastest Growing Private Companies 2012, M-Edge products are currently available nationwide at AT&T, Best Buy, Staples, Target, Walmart, Nordstrom, and more. M-Edge has been featured in publications such as InStyle, Us Weekly, Maxim, Good Housekeeping, The New York Times, TechCrunch, Mashable, and CNET, and The Today Show.
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Starting April 8, registered hunters can sign up for the alpha test. Multiplayer has
been the most requested feature for years, and space is limited, so a select number of
lucky players will be handpicked. Each game will feature up to 8 players, and the first
iteration is strictly co-op - just like real life. In future updates, competitive play
will also be supported.
Expansive Worlds is not forgetting about the lone hunter. There are currently six
reserves and 14 species to hunt, including a serene winter landscape introduced this
March. With over 1,3 million players from 200+ countries, the singleplayer version of
theHunter is becoming a full blown phenomenon. But with the introduction of multiplayer,
competition is literally none - there are no other multiplayer hunting simulations.
"theHunter is the most realistic simulation of hunting in the world," said Expansive
Worlds CEO Pim Holfve. "Since real-life hunting is a social experience, so should our
virtual counterpart be. Hunting with friends adds a greater depth than we could have
imagined. We will of course keep the single player experience, but once you've tried
multiplayer hunting, it's hard to go back."
"It's with great pleasure that I follow the evolution of Expansive Worlds," commented
Christofer Sundberg, Co-Founder and CCO of Avalanche Studios. "As we set up the studio in
2010 after running theHunter internally for a year, we saw great potential - a potential
that is now becoming fully realized. The shifts in the videogame industry are often hard
to predict, and Expansive Worlds provides our company group with strength through
diversity. As one of few independent developers, we are now covering Free-to-Play, AAA
console games and mobile entertainment. Looking to the future, I could not be more pleased
with our position."
About Expansive Worlds
Expansive Worlds, an independently operated subsidiary of Avalanche Studios, is
focused on socially connected, online games distributed directly to gamers. In 2009,
Expansive Worlds released theHunter, a free roaming first-person hunting game. theHunter
is developed in close collaboration with its thriving community, and is continually
infused with new features and content updates.
Attano and AIETS Launch Comprehensive eBook Package for Aspiring Bank Officers
The State Bank India (SBI) is scheduled to conduct its PO Recruitment Exam on April
28, 2013. After a gap of 3 years (last conducted in 2010), this examination will recruit
just 1500 Probationary Officers (PO) from over 17 lakh aspirants for these coveted bank
There are a number of study packages and tutorials in the market that target these SBI
PO aspirants. However, Attano, India's largest store for interactive educational eBooks,
has partnered with AIETS, a trusted and well-established publications company, to launch a
very affordable, comprehensive revision package, created by experts.
The Ultimate Revision Pack for SBI PO 2013, has been designed to give students a
comprehensive revision of concepts followed by assessments of their understanding. Each
subject (Quantitative Aptitude, General Intelligence & Reasoning, English Comprehension
and General Knowledge & Awareness) is covered by core theory and quick chapter-level
questions. The pack also includes subject-level practice tests and a complete mock exam
which simulates the final exam.
This is an offering with a difference. Concise and crisp, the theory and questions are
structured in a logical, well-thought-out way, focusing on the salient points that every
student needs to remember for the exam. Another advantage that this package presents is
that it can be downloaded and accessed from anywhere, at any time and used on Windows
PCs/Laptops, Android Tablets, Smartphones and iPads.
As Soumya Banerjee, CEO, Attano, explains, "Attano and AIETS are conscious of the fact
that there are candidates in some parts of the country, outside of the metros, who don't
have access to the printed study material. We think that every aspiring student deserves a
chance and should not have to miss out on a career in the banking sector because they
didn't have the right tools. Our interactive eBooks specifically address this issue, and
we hope that our Ultimate Revision Pack for SBI PO 2013 is the leveller that allows for a
better harnessing of the potential our youth has today."
Deepak Agarwal, Founder-Director, AIETS says, "We have used our years of knowledge and
experience of the Test Preparation industry to distill the essence of what is required to
succeed in this crucial examination. The 'Ultimate Revision Pack for SBI PO 2013' is a
manifestation of the same and we are confident that this new approach will give aspirants
the right springboard for their careers."
The Ultimate Revision Pack for SBI PO 2013 is priced at a competitive Rs 249 and is
available exclusively on http://www.attano.com/sbipo
Attano is India's first Interactive Educational eBook store. The Attano marketplace
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Travel Oregon Unveils Tools to Facilitate Industry Collaboration
SALEM, Ore., April 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Oregon Tourism Commission, dba Travel Oregon, has enhanced its industry website to provide members of the state's $8.8 billion travel and tourism industry the tools needed to help grow and sustain tourism in their communities.
The website works to provide easy access to Travel Oregon's partnership opportunities, sales and marketing opportunities and tourism resources. Whether you are new to tourism or have worked in the industry for decades, the site showcases collaborative opportunities and resources for every level.
"Oregon's travel and tourism industry is unequaled in its spirit of collaboration. We all know our individual efforts are stronger when closely aligned with one another's," said Todd Davidson, Travel Oregon CEO. "So, it's imperative for us to elevate opportunities for our industry to work in partnership. The more unified our message, the more impactful that message is in the marketplace."
Providing a way to help Oregon travel-related companies and communities become empowered and strengthen their businesses was a driving force behind the redesign of the website and the development of enhanced content.
In a featured video on the homepage of the website, Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber speaks to the power of travel and the importance of the travel and tourism industry to the state's economy and lifestyle.
"It's important for Oregonians to know that we all contribute to and represent the state, especially people in the tourism and hospitality industry," said Governor Kitzhaber. "These folks in particular work at Oregon's front door, and the work they do is extremely important."
The Governor also calls out how the travel and tourism industry supports other Oregon companies, like Intel and Nike, because growing international visitation supports the non-stop air service Oregon enjoys from Europe, Asia and Canada. In 2012, international visitation to Oregon grew 13% over 2011 and contributed nearly $300 million to the state's economy.
The video can be viewed in its entirety at Industry.TravelOregon.com.
For questions regarding the website or video, please contact Industry@TravelOregon.com.
The Oregon Tourism Commission, dba Travel Oregon, works to enhance visitors' experience by providing information, resources and trip planning tools that inspire travel and consistently convey the exceptional quality of Oregon. The commission aims to improve Oregonians' quality of life by strengthening economic impacts of the state's $8.8 billion tourism industry that employs more than 92,000 Oregonians. http://www.TravelOregon.com
-- NII agrees to sell Nextel Peru to Entel for $400 million
-- Transaction is consistent with NII's strategy to focus on its largest markets, Mexico and Brazil
-- Additional capital further improves NII's liquidity position as it focuses its investments on the expansion of its new next generation platform in its largest markets
RESTON, Va., April 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- NII Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: NIHD) today announced that it has agreed to sell its Peruvian operations to Empresa Nacional de Telecomunicaciones S.A. (Bolsa de Comercio de Santiago: ENTEL) for approximately $400 million.
The transaction, which is structured as a purchase of the shares of NII's indirect subsidiary, Nextel del PeruS.A. ("Nextel Peru"), is being entered into as part of NII's announced strategy to focus its capital and other resources in Mexico and Brazil, its two largest markets. The proceeds received from this sale will provide additional liquidity as the Company continues to invest in the deployment of its next generation networks in Mexico and Brazil. NII's next generation networks will enable the Company to provide the highest quality wireless experience to high value customers in those markets.
"The sale of Nextel Peru is an important step in the evolution of our business and aligns with our strategic goal of increasing value for stockholders through focused investments on our new next generation network deployments," said Steve Shindler, NII's chairman and interim chief executive officer. "The proceeds that we generate through this sale allow us to prioritize investments in our largest markets that offer the greatest opportunity for strong, long-term returns."
"Nextel Peru has been an integral part of NII for fifteen years, and led the way on a number of key initiatives, including being the first of our markets to implement our new billing system and the first to deploy and launch our new next generation network and high performance push-to-talk service," added Shindler. "We are grateful to all of our Peru employees and expect that Nextel Peru's outstanding management team will continue to thrive under Entel's direction."
The closing of the transaction is subject to certain conditions and is expected to occur in the second half of 2013.
The Company was advised by Deutsche Bank Securities Inc. and Jones Day.
About NII Holdings, Inc.
NII Holdings, Inc., a publicly held company based in Reston, Va., is a provider of differentiated mobile communication services for businesses and high value consumers in Latin America. NII, operating under the Nextel brand in Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Peru and Chile, offers fully integrated wireless communications tools with digital cellular voice services, data services, wireless Internet access and Nextel Direct Connect(® )and International Direct Connect(SM), a digital two-way radio. NII is a Fortune 500 and Barron's 500 company, and has also been named one of the best places to work among multinationals in Latin America by the Great Place to Work(®) Institute. The company trades on the NASDAQ market under the symbol NIHD. Visit the company's website at http://www.nii.com.
Nextel, the Nextel logo and Nextel Direct Connect and International Direct Connect are trademarks and/or service marks of Nextel Communications, Inc., and are used by NII's subsidiaries under license in Latin America.
With annual revenues of US$ 3 billion, reported as of December 2012, Empresa Nacional de Telecomunicaciones S.A. provides mobile, internet, data and IT services, as well as local and long-distance telephony to both consumers clients and enterprises in Chile. The Company also has operations in Peru and is listed on the Chilean Stock Exchange (Bolsa de Comercio de Santiago) under the ticker symbol ENTEL. For more information please visit: http://www.entel.cl.
Safe Harbor Statement
This release includes "forward-looking statements" regarding the proposed sale transaction, future service offerings, business outlook and future performance, as well as other statements that are not historical or current facts. Forward-looking statements are qualified by the inherent risks and uncertainties surrounding future expectations generally and may materially differ from actual future results. Risks and uncertainties that could affect the forward-looking statements in this release include: the failure to successfully close the transaction contemplated by the sale purchase agreement, including due to a failure to meet closing conditions; unexpected costs or liabilities; the impact of more intense competitive conditions and changes in economic conditions in the Mexican and Brazilian telecommunications markets; the risk that our network technologies will not perform properly or support the services our customers want or need, including the risk that technology developments to support our services will not be timely delivered; the risk that customers in the markets we serve will not find our services attractive; and the additional risks and uncertainties that are described in NII's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2012, as well as in other reports filed from time to time by NII Holdings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. This press release speaks only as of its date, and NII disclaims any duty to update the information herein, except as required by law.
NII Holdings, Inc.
1875 Explorer Street, Suite 1000
Reston, VA. 20190
(703) 390-5100 http://www.nii.com
Investor Relations: Tim Perrott
Media Relations:Claudia Restrepo
Comwave announces a new ePhone App for iOS Devices
TORONTO, April 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Comwave launched a new version of ePhone for iOS devices (iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad) which is part of a string of Comwave Apps intended to take a bite of Skype's market share. ePhone is different though, because the App includes a built-in telephone number that users can choose, allowing them to receive incoming calls from any telephone around the world. "Having a Toronto or New York phone number on your Smartphone is a powerful tool, especially when you travel and want to get around those costly roaming fees," said Yuval Barzakay, President. ePhone also comes with tremendous cost savings for users because the App is absolutely FREE! ePhone uses your 3G, 4G or WIFI connection so there is no need to worry about expensive roaming fees while traveling. ePhone already includes free calling to the USA and Canada but you can add international minutes to your account in $5, $10 or $30 increments to call the world at the lowest rates, always guaranteed lower than Skype. You can use ePhone anywhere in the world, so even if you are in Europe, you can use ePhone to call landlines in North America absolutely free.
ePhone bridges the gap between Smartphone users, computers, and landline phone users by allowing all of them to communicate for free regardless of whether they have ePhone or not. "While other Apps seem to put up walled gardens confining you to the App, ePhone allows you to communicate for free to non-ePhone users as well. Now, someone can be on their land line in New York calling an ePhone user across the globe for free," added Mr. Barzakay.
How does it work?
ePhone uses VoIP (Voice Over IP) which allows you to choose your own telephone number. So let's say you choose a Toronto ePhone number and you happen to be travelling to Florida, first you would be able to call any phone number back home for free, and you would be able to receive calls from back home for free as well. That's because your friends and colleagues back home could call Toronto ePhone number which is local to them. The idea is to choose an ePhone number that is local to your home or office, this way you can travel anywhere and receive free calls.
ePhone is available for iOS (iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad), Android, Mac, PC and Blackberry Playbook.
Comwave is Canada's largest independent communications company and recipients of the 2012 and 2013 Consumer's Choice Award. Comwave leads the Canadian industry for VoIP Home Phone lines, Hosted PBX solutions for offices and long distance savings for landlines and mobile phones. Led by President and CEO, Yuval Barzakay, Comwave has become Canada's leader in VoIP solutions. Comwave serves over 500 cities in Canada and over 1100 in the United States.
-- To improve on the customer experience and overall satisfaction
-- Keep things simple
NEW YORK, April 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- VGTel, Inc. (OTCQB: VGTL), closed its fiscal year (March 31) with a significant acquisition in the digital gaming industry of the assets of a company operating in multiple US markets. With this acquisition, VGTel has operating income greater than $200,000 per month from existing operations. "This is a strong initial breakthrough," announced Company CEO, Peter Shafran. "We believe that we now have the resources and management team to fuel the rapid expansion of this business by at least 200% by the end of our second quarter," added Shafran. In addition to the assets already in operation in the field, the acquisition included enough ready-to-be-shipped gaming equipment to supplement our customers' inventories, as well as provide for considerable expansion into other States and territories, as regulations allow.
Shafran explained, "When this opportunity became available to us, we acted swiftly to acquire the assets. We are working with existing management and personnel to increase market share and penetration in new markets by identifying target customers, operators and distributors who fall within the company criteria and regulatory guidelines. We intend to market our products throughout the US and have also been developing strategic alliances and partnerships with groups in other countries, where favorable."
VGTel had recently been in negotiations to acquire an Ohio-based company, Charitable Management and Capital Group, LLC (CMCG), but the parties were unable to reach a final agreement on terms. "Ultimately, it just may not have been the right fit for us," said Shafran, "as CMCG currently operates only in Ohio, and we were looking for a much larger target. With our new acquisition, we will be starting on Day One with revenue from a whole host of markets, with the ability to expand even further in a very short time." VGTel seeks to acquire related companies in the near future, and will update its investors on all new developments as they occur.
About VGTel, Inc.
VGTel, Inc. is devoted to creating a multi-platform company offering products and support in the digital gaming industries. In addition, VGTel is seeking other opportunities in the rapidly growing electronic gaming industry in those venues and states where allowed by regulation. Our business outlook focuses on a strategy of growing and building business units through investments and acquisitions. For further information, go to http://www.360entertainmentandproductions.com.
Safe Harbor Statement
The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 provides a safe harbor for forward-looking information made on the company's behalf. All statements, other than statements of historical facts, which address the company's expectations of sources of capital or which express the company's expectation for the future with respect to financial performance or operating strategies can be identified as forward-looking statements. Such statements made by the company are based on knowledge of the environment in which it operates, but because of the possibility of unknown factors, as well as other factors beyond the control of the company, actual results may differ materially from the expectations expressed in the forward-looking statement. An investment in our common stock involves a significant degree of risk. You should not invest in our common stock unless you can afford to lose your entire investment. You should consider carefully all risk factors and other information in our annual report and quarterly filings before deciding to invest in our common stock. If any of the following risks and uncertainties develops into actual events, our business, financial condition or results of operations could be materially adversely affected and you could lose your entire investment in our company.
Forward Looking Statements:
This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve a number of risks and uncertainties, including statements regarding the outlook of the Company's business and results of operations. By nature, these risks and uncertainties could cause actual results to differ materially from those indicated. Generally speaking, any statements using terms such as "will," "expect," "anticipate," or "may," or which otherwise predict or address future results or events, are likely to contain forward-looking statements. It is important to note that actual results may differ materially from what is indicated in any forward-looking statement. Readers should consider any forward-looking statements in light of factors that could cause actual results to vary. These factors are described in the Company's filings with the SEC, and readers should refer to those filings, including Risk Factors described in those filings, in connection with any forward-looking statements. The Company disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
Investor Contact: Peter Shafran, CEO
VGTel, Inc. dba 360 Entertainment & Productions
Phone: (360) 8-360-ENT
SOURCE VGTel, Inc. dba 360 Entertainment & Productions
Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. Extends Collaboration with Facebook to Enhance Performance of Facebook Home and Facebook for Android on All Qualcomm Snapdragon-Powered Devices
-- Improved Performance, Battery Life and Network Efficiency --
SAN DIEGO, April 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) today announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., has been working with Facebook to optimize Facebook Homeand Facebook for Android across all Qualcomm Snapdragon(TM) processors. These Facebook Home optimizations are designed to enable better overall performance, lower power consumption and improved data efficiency for consumers using Facebook Homeand Facebook for Android.
"Qualcomm Technologies is very pleased with our technology collaboration with Facebook," said Cristiano Amon, executive vice president of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. and co-president of Qualcomm Mobile and Computing. "Together, we are enabling existing and future Snapdragon-enabled mobile device owners to have the highest quality Facebook experience possible for their smartphone or tablet."
Qualcomm Technologies' technical collaboration with Facebook involved systems-level performance enhancements related to key Snapdragon processor technologies including GPU, CPU and 3G/4G modem. The end result is a performance optimized solution that delivers a great Facebook experience while minimizing power and improving data efficiency.
"By working with Qualcomm Technologies, a leader in the mobile industry, we are able to offer Facebook Home and Facebook for Android utilizing the capabilities of the Snapdragon platforms that power a large portion of commercial 3G/4G devices," said Vaughan Smith, vice president of mobile & corporate development for Facebook. "We are excited about our collaboration with Qualcomm Technologies and our ability to jointly improve consumers' Facebook experiences."
About Qualcomm Incorporated
Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) is the world leader in 3G, 4G and next-generation wireless technologies. Qualcomm Incorporated includes Qualcomm's licensing business, QTL, and the vast majority of its patent portfolio. Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, operates, along with its subsidiaries, substantially all of Qualcomm's engineering, research and development functions, and substantially all of its products and services businesses, including its semiconductor business, QCT. For more than 25 years, Qualcomm ideas and inventions have driven the evolution of digital communications, linking people everywhere more closely to information, entertainment and each other. For more information, visit Qualcomm's website, OnQ blog, Twitter and Facebook pages.
Except for the historical information contained herein, this news release contains forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties, including the ability to successfully design and have manufactured significant quantities of components on a timely and profitable basis, the extent and speed to which Qualcomm Technologies and third parties are able to collaborate, changes in economic conditions of the various markets Qualcomm Technologies serves, as well as the other risks detailed from time to time in Qualcomm Incorporated's SEC reports, including the report on Form 10-K for the year ended September 25, 2012, and most recent Form 10-Q. Qualcomm Incorporated undertakes no obligation to update, or continue to provide information with respect to, any forward-looking statement or risk factor, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
Qualcomm and Snapdragon are trademarks of Qualcomm Incorporated, registered in the United States and other countries. Other products and brand names may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners. Qualcomm Snapdragon is a product of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.
Tina Asmar, Corporate Communications
Exciting Easynews Upgrades -- Checkout the New Easynews
PHOENIX, April 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- EASYNEWS, the world's original and unrivaled browser-based Usenet newsgroup provider, today announced the launch of several new features including a completely new site design, a new registration checkout system and, for the first time ever, doubled retention for its web-based Usenet access.
The new Easynews.com gives visitors a fresh new experience. Not only is it cleaner and easier to navigate, but also the new registration process has been implemented to give users a simpler and faster way to create an account. Now with a transparent 4-step registration process, Easynews customers will be able to start browsing over tens of thousands of Usenet newsgroups right from the Easynews web-Usenet browser in no time.
Easynews also announced today that it has invested heavily in its infrastructure build-out and will now offer increased retention for its web-based (HTTP) Usenet access. Previously only available with its NNTP Usenet access, Easynews will now offer 2X the retention through its web-Usenet interface. A testing phase will be conducted from April 4, 2013 to April 30, 2013 during which web retention will start at 400 days, which is double the current 200 days of retention (150 days for Classic subscribers), and will continue to slowly ramp up beyond 400 days of retention. During this limited time only, all current subscribers will receive the increased retention for free.
Stay tuned as Easynews continues to deploy additional hardware and software upgrades benefiting customers worldwide.
Easynews is the most versatile Usenet provider in the world and offers a unique, easy and fast browser-based newsgroup interface that eliminates the need for any third-party newsreader client software. Subscribers are able to search, preview and download files directly from their favorite web browser from any location in the world. With over 15 years of service and expertise, Easynews continues to provide premium and all-inclusive web based Usenet access to users worldwide.
For more information about Easynews and its Usenet service offerings, please visit http://www.Easynews.com or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
G-Technology(TM) Launches Its Premier Channel Partner Program
New Premier Partner Program Places Strong Emphasis on Expanding, Supporting and Building Business with Resellers Dedicated to Serving the Creative Professional Market
SAN JOSE, Calif., April 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- G-Technology, a leader in delivering premium storage solutions for audio/video production, photography and the creative professional market, today announced the launch of its new Premier Partner Program in the U.S., offering more recognition and support to its strong and growing partner base. Targeting audio, video and photography-focused resellers, the new G-Technology Premier Partner Program gives resellers access to the tools, resources and expertise to help their customers better manage the exploding storage and performance requirements of today's digital workflows.
"G-Technology is dedicated to serving the creative professional storage market, so it's critical for us to continue to build and protect our partner ecosystem, and deliver reliable, high performing storage solutions that our customers demand," said Mike Williams, vice president and general manager, G-Technology/HGST. "Our partners made us who we are today, and we will continue to support them through new partner programs, new products and new tools to help them and our customers succeed."
"The new Premier Partner Program demonstrates G-Technology's continued commitment to motivate and reward the channel," said Pete Isgrigg, Senior Buyer, Tekserve. "We have worked with G-Technology since its inception and we see this new partner program as a way for everyone to benefit - creative professionals, partners and G-Technology. We look forward to growing our relationship with G-Technology and delivering premium, high-quality and high-performance storage solutions to our customers."
Using a three-tiered approach - Platinum, Silver and Blue - the Premier Partner Program encourages growth, and rewards partners for loyalty and long-term success while strengthening the G-Technology brand through demand generation activities and driving incremental sales. All Premier Partner Program members receive access to the G-Technology partner portal, which provides product information, marketing resources, toolkits and support as well as access to webinars and dedicated email communications. To sign up for the program, please visit http://www.G-Technology.com.
Stay connected with G-Technology:
G-Technology's roots are deeply ingrained in delivering premium storage solutions for audio/video production, photography and the professional content creation market. From storing, transferring, editing and distributing content, G-Technology makes the workflow simpler, better and faster. G-Technology's high-performance portable and desktop drives, flexible transfer/edit solutions and fast RAID systems are all built for professional content creation environments where performance and reliability are paramount. Because G-Technology holds itself to the highest standards, its products can be found in premier post-production facilities worldwide.
HGST (formerly known as Hitachi Global Storage Technologies or Hitachi GST), a Western Digital company (NASDAQ: WDC), develops advanced hard disk drives, enterprise?class solid state drives, innovative external storage solutions and services used to store, preserve and manage the world's most valued data. Founded by the pioneers of hard drives, HGST provides high?value storage for a broad range of market segments, including Enterprise, Desktop, Mobile Computing, Consumer Electronics and Personal Storage. HGST was established in 2003 and maintains its U.S. headquarters in San Jose, California. For more information, please visit the company's website at http://www.hgst.com.
G?Technology external hard drives serve as an element of an overall backup strategy. It is recommended that users keep two or more copies of their most important files backed up or stored on separate devices or online services.
G?Technology is a trademark of HGST, a Western Digital company. Western Digital, WD, and the WD logo are registered trademarks of Western Digital Technologies, Inc. All other trademarks are properties of their respective owners.
SurfaceInk makes key contributions to OUYA device product development
SAN JOSE, Calif., April 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- SurfaceInk, established as the leading provider of consumer device engineering and product development services since 1999, upon the shipping of production devices by OUYA, revealed that it has been a key contributor to product development of the OUYA console and controller devices.
"SurfaceInk was instrumental in the development of OUYA. We relied heavily on their product development expertise," said Julie Uhrman, CEO and Founder of OUYA. "Our product would not be the same without them - they helped us deliver on a beautiful and powerful game console and controller."
In an effort led by Uhrman and the reactor-grade energy of the OUYA Team, in partnership with Yves Behar and the fuseproject team, SurfaceInk was engaged to protect the design intent for the OUYA console and controller devices throughout the engineering and manufacturing phases of development.
"Surface Ink's talent and hard work has ensured a high level of quality and integrity in the final design, as well as an attainable price-point. This is the kind of outcome we have come to expect when we partner with the Engineers at SurfaceInk," commented Yves Behar of fuseproject.
Success of the OUYA development program began with a highly publicized Kickstarter launch with committed shipping dates and relied heavily on the agility created by working in partnership with fuseproject, the award winning Industrial Design and Branding firm.
"We are pleased to have had the opportunity to tackle the task of engineering this challenging and delightful design on a very aggressive schedule," said Giles Lowe, CEO of SurfaceInk. "This program allowed our Team to shine in the collaborative development effort, leveraging expertise and established relationships, in the interest of delivering the highest value to OUYA from the development process. We are proud of the effort and reveled in the opportunity to collaborate with OUYA and fuseproject."
SurfaceInk provides high impact, strategic, product development consulting. By way of a well-defined and robust product development philosophy, SurfaceInk's experienced team executes client projects in Research and Development, Proof of Concept Development and Full Cycle Product Development for consumer and business-to-business product markets. SurfaceInk has collaborated on over 300 products ranging from desktop and laptop computers, to medical devices, toys, and a variety of consumer electronics. For more information, please visit: http://www.surfaceink.com.
Maxell Professional Announces Launch of Professional Plus SD Card
-- 16GB and 32GB Professional SD Cards Provide Broadcast, Video, and Post Industries with Reliable, Durable Media Storage Options --
WOODLAND PARK, N.J., April 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Maxell Professional Media expands its line of professional-grade products with the introduction of a Professional SD Card, furthering its dedication to supplying the professional broadcast, video, and post markets with storage media of the highest standard. The SDHC UHS-I (Speed Class 1) Card, for DSLRs and Professional HD video cameras, debuts this spring, rounding out Maxell's Professional Plus line of media storage products specifically developed to meet the stringent needs of broadcast, video, and post-production professionals who require storage options.
This Ultra High Speed UHS-I (Speed Class 1) SDHC Memory card, is a full Class 10 with read speeds up to 95MB/s and write speeds up to 45MB/s*. It is faster, smarter and more robust than current SDHC cards and has been fully optimized for professional use.
"It is crucial that our customers be provided with data storage options that are optimized for professional use," said Patricia Byrne, senior marketing manager for Maxell. "The SDHC UHS-I cards accomplish that goal on every performance level, and we are happy to add it to Maxell's family of broadcast products."
Maxell's robust SDHC Cards, available in 16GB and 32GB, will ensure that the quality of a user's content remains true to the original source throughout the process of capturing, editing and transmission.
List pricing for the Professional SD Cards is $37.83 for the 16GB and $72.99 for the 32GB.
Maxell Corporation of America, a technology and marketing leader, is a full line manufacturer of digital media products for professional, data storage and consumer markets. Maxell has been recognized for over forty years for delivering a comprehensive line of digital tape and disc-based recording media products. The company offers a full line of optical and tape based media storage products including SD Cards, Flash Memory and a complete line of accessories.
*Performance may vary according to different hardware configurations and operating system.
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Maxell Professional Media
CONTACT: Maxell Contact: Patricia Byrne, Maxell Corporation, Professional/Commercial Products Group, 201.794.5922, email@example.com; Media Contact: Lee Groeger, SGW, 973.263.5481, Lgroeger@sgw.com
Maxell Introduces External Hard Disk Drive for Professional Applications
-- Multi-Interface External HDD Has Up to 3TB Capacity to Meet Archiving Needs of Video, Broadcast, and Post-Production Professionals --
WOODLAND PARK, N.J., April 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Maxell Corporation of America introduces the Multi-Interface External Hard Disk Drive (HDD), which has been specifically designed to address the large files associated with HD environments, including audio/video editing, digital photography, and animation. Part of Maxell's Professional Plus series of professional-grade storage media, the Multi-Interface HDD provides video, broadcast, and post-production professionals with the capacity, durability, and overall performance necessary to easily and cost-effectively archive and back up HD, 3D and other large files.
Maxell offers Multi-Interface HDD in three capacities - 1TB, 2TB, and 3TB. To accommodate large files and ensure high transfer rates, the Multi-Interface drives support USB 3.0, eSATA, Firewire 400, and Firewire 800, and has a hot plug and play function for simple connection. It spins at 7200 RPM and has at least 16MB of cache. The drives support Apple Mac OS X 10.5 (or later), Microsoft Windows Vista 7, 8, and Windows Server 2003, 2008.
"High definition and 3D have created an archiving and backup challenge for video, broadcast, and post-production professionals," said Patricia Byrne, senior marketing manager for Maxell. "Our introduction of the Multi-Interface External HDD provides professionals with a means to reliably, quickly, efficiently, and cost-effectively transfer HD files and footage."
Specifically designed for professional environments, the Multi-Interface HDD has a durable aluminum housing and features excellent shock resistance. The drive also has a wide temperature range of -20 degrees C to 60 degrees C, and is RoHS compliant, making it environmentally friendly. Measuring 5.61 x 1.38 x 8.52 (inches), the Multi-Interface HDD can be positioned vertically or horizontally, so it can fit into tight configurations often associated with post-production suites.
List pricing for the Multi-Interface External HDD is $213.00 for 1TB, $276.00 for 2TB and $351.00 for 3TB.
Maxell Corporation of America, a technology and marketing leader, is a full line manufacturer of digital media products for professional, data storage and consumer markets. Maxell has been recognized for over forty years for delivering a comprehensive line of digital tape and disc-based recording media products. The company offers a full line of optical and tape based media storage products including SD Cards, Flash Memory and a complete line of accessories.