Publisher Celebrates Brand Launch by Offering Two Free eBooks
BIRMINGHAM, England, April 26, 2010-- Packt Publishing (http://www.PacktPub.com), a fast-growing publisher
specializing in focussed IT books for developers and professionals, has
announced the release of two free eBooks in celebration of the launch of two
new brands, Packt Open Source and Packt Enterprise.
Packt has released Microsoft Office Live Small Business: Beginners'
Guide, and Qmail Quickstarter: Install, Set Up and Run your own Email Server
as free PDFs for all those who log-in to their website, http://www.PacktPub.com.
"As a publisher in the IT market, Packt is unique in being able to
specialize tightly on niche technologies - certainly technologies other
publishers would consider niche", said Packt Open Source publisher, Douglas
Paterson. "Yet the market as a whole is growing. Research has shown
<http://www.bull.com/p/register.php?id2> that 45% of businesses now use
open source technology for mission-critical applications. There are so many
new projects being released, and so many more projects moving to new levels
of maturity and popularity, that our ability to specialize is being tested."
"The sheer number of technologies, all the time becoming more
sophisticated and interconnected, means that specialization is the key to
developing the IT books people really need," adds James Lumsden, publisher
for Packt Enterprise. "Within the Enterprise brand, our editors and
development teams are now able to focus their efforts and dig deeply into
enterprise specific technologies, to develop the best and most relevant books
possible. The same principle holds true for the Open Source brand."
Packt Enterprise books will be published on technologies developed by
vendors for Enterprise customers, and offer distilled knowledge to a wide
variety of IT professionals, from administrators to developers, architects to
Meanwhile, Packt Open Source books will focus on technologies built
around open source licences. "This will enable us to build stronger
relationships with open source projects, and broaden our contribution to the
open source world through our Open Source Royalty Scheme," concluded
Packt Publishing (http://www.PacktPub.com) is a modern, unique publishing
company with a focus on producing cutting-edge books for communities of
developers, administrators, and newbies alike.
Packt's books and publications share the experiences of your fellow IT
professionals in adapting and customizing today's systems, applications, and
frameworks. Our solutions-based books give you the knowledge and power to
customize the software and technologies you're using to get the job done.
Packt books are more specific and less general than the IT books you have
seen in the past. Our unique business model allows us to bring you more
focused information, giving you more of what you need to know, and less of
what you don't. For more information, please visit us online.
Source: Packt Publishing Ltd
Contacts: Packt Publishing, Mark Nichols, +44(0)121-683-1170, contact@PacktPub.com
DediPower's Five Point Audit to Kick-Start Managed Cloud Migration
READING, England, April 26, 2010--
- Managed Hosting Consultant Outlines Five Key Criteria to Help
Enterprises Establish Their Strategic Approach to Cloud
Cloud is now a major marketplace strategy for any company aiming to
deliver high quality services to customers, over a variety of channels,
involving high levels of online traffic. But how does an organisation know
if, and which, Cloud is best? DediPower Managed Hosting aims to make Cloud
migration successful for organisations by offering a full consultative
service that helps companies assess their core business requirements and
choose the correct Cloud option. http://www.dedipower.com/privatecloud.
DediPower's 5 point audit simplifies Cloud hosting and helps you find the
1. Understand the scale of your business requirements
Assess your existing platforms before planning a change. Understand the
scale of the organisation, volumes of data, traffic and existing hosting
budgets. DediPower's experience shows that companies spending over GBP3.5K a
month on hosting can get the most benefit from moving to a Private Cloud.
2. Recognise the true value of data/websites to your business
If your website handles sales then hosting is a mission critical
application. Protecting your IT infrastructure through a virtualised Cloud
environment provides added protection for business continuity. Private Clouds
from companies, such as DediPower, offer a more secure environment than
Public or Shared Clouds.
3. Ensure all associated costs including downtime, maintenance, upgrade
and internal resources are considered
Managing your IT infrastructure's performance is critical for effective
operations and your online performance. Managed Cloud hosting provides
additional security over a traditional hosting models providing peace of mind
through high performance and resiliency. For companies looking to migrate
from an in-house data centre to a managed Cloud solution, cost savings will
include energy usage, floor space, internal support and staffing.
4. Analyse the commercial and operational benefits of cloud hosting
Consolidating disperse IT infrastructure into a Private Cloud environment
can lead to a more manageable and cost effective platform. A Cloud approach
enhances operational performance through increased flexibility, scalability
and deliverability allowing businesses to react quickly to changing
5. Look at tomorrow's needs, today!
A Cloud offers a flexible, on-demand platform that can contract or expand
to accommodate growth in traffic, applications and data volumes. But it's
vital to understand fee structures, delivery models and SLAs and agree them
with hosting and service partners in advance to ensure you're not paying an
unnecessarily high price for success. Public cloud may be ideal for a
start-up company but may not offer the long term flexible pricing structures
of a managed Private Cloud.
DediPower's solution architects are able to provide dedicated solutions
designed to meet individual customer needs. Companies interested in how they
can benefit should contact DediPower on: 0808-15-60-090. Or visit DediPower
Managed Hosting, at Internet World 2010, on stand E5015.
About DediPower Managed Hosting
DediPower is a leading UK provider of managed hosting and data centre
solutions, making the internet and eBusiness innovation a reality for
businesses of all sizes. Focused on delivering service excellence through our
Support with Passion(R) philosophy, DediPower's enterprise class data centres
support business critical applications. Providing innovative solutions and
expertise in dedicated managed hosting, managed private cloud,
virtualisation, multi-server clusters, security, business continuity and
co-location services. DediPower is a winner of numerous hosting awards and is
a Microsoft Gold certified partner and RedHat Ready hosting partner.
DediPower's headquarters is located in Reading Berkshire, UK. For additional
information, visit http://www.dedipower.com and keep up to date with
DediPower via Twitter, twitter.com/dedipower.
Blancco Helps Sims Recycling Solutions Convert Business Risk to Peace of Mind
Data Erasure Tools Fuel Innovative Online Asset Management System, Allowing for Safe Reuse or Resale of Data-Rich Equipment
JOENSUU, Finland, April 26, 2010-- Blancco, the global leader in data erasure and end-of-lifecycle
solutions, today announced that Sims Recycling Solutions ensures assets are
data safe before they are recycled or refurbished by embedding Blancco's data
erasure software into its proprietary online system, WebView.
With 37 sites around the world, Sims Recycling Solutions is a global
leader in electrical and electronics recovery and recycling. In 2009 alone,
Sims Recycling processed more than 660 million pounds of electronics and
refurbished 1.5 million assets. To help customers simplify the management of
these assets and mitigate business risks associated with electronic asset
recycling, Sims Recycling Solutions created WebView, a proprietary online
system fueled by the world's most certified data erasure software from
On a daily basis, businesses struggle to secure data on computers and
other electronic assets, such as servers, flash drives and other data-rich
equipment, that have served their initial purpose. WebView provides customers
with real-time information about recovered IT assets throughout every stage
of the asset recovery process. A critical element in the WebView system is
Blancco data erasure software, which provides disk wiping, harvesting of
software licenses and auditable reports of disk erasure status.
Through WebView, Blancco provides customers with proof and peace of mind
that data and software licenses are properly secured by Sims Recycling
Solutions' facilities or on-site services before asset reassignment.
"WebView is a business-critical system for Sims Recycling Solutions that
controls our facilities, logistics and the secure reuse of IT assets for our
clients," says Jon Godfrey, Product Director for Sims' Lifecycle Services
proposition. "Blancco software is integral to WebView's functionality in that
it tells us whether each asset is data safe and also captures a variety of
information about those assets, without manual intervention and potential
human error. With Blancco embedded into WebView, we can reduce business risk
for our clients, and I can sleep at night knowing we have processed a couple
of thousand PCs that have been 'blanccoed'-a term commonly used by our
technicians to indicate an asset is fully erased and secure."
Sims is currently standardizing all data erasure on Blancco software. The
two companies have agreed on long-term cooperation and continued joint effort
on data safe IT assets for recycling and refurbishing.
To read the full Sims Recycling Solutions case study or to learn more
about Blancco data erasure solutions, please visit Blancco at http://www.blancco.com. For more information on Sims Recycling Solutions,
please visit their website at http://simsrecycling.com/.
Source: Blancco Ltd
Media Contact: Monica Shaw, +1-770-367-9534, firstname.lastname@example.org
Acquisition extends SMART's presence into broader consumer market and strengthens IP portfolio
CALGARY, Alberta, April 25 -- SMART Technologies, the world's leading provider of interactive whiteboards, announces the acquisition of New Zealand-based NextWindow (Next Holdings Limited), a leading designer and manufacturer of optical touch technology for integration into all-in-one computers, computer displays and large-format screens. The acquisition reinforces SMART's own investment in optical touch research and development, and combines the two companies' significant optical touch patent portfolios. The NextWindow acquisition is expected to have minimal impact on both businesses' day-to-day operations, offices and company structure. Both SMART and NextWindow are privately held companies.
NextWindow supplies optical touch components to manufacturers of PCs and other interactive displays. Its touch components are used in PCs and monitors sold by Dell, Hewlett-Packard, Lenovo, Medion, NEC, Samsung and Sony. The acquisition extends SMART's current presence in the education, business and government sectors into the broader consumer market. SMART is also expanding its business in Asia, where NextWindow has already been active. In the past year, NextWindow has developed an Asian presence in Singapore, Taiwan and Korea.
"SMART serves a range of markets, and it is timely to diversify our revenue base beyond the sectors we already serve," says Nancy Knowlton, SMART's CEO. "NextWindow's core values, business model, patent portfolio and focus on the consumer market make it an attractive acquisition for us."
"We are combining two companies with complementary expertise and a remarkably similar culture focused on innovation and excellence," says Al Monro, NextWindow's CEO. "NextWindow's development of optical touch technology complements SMART's efforts, and I'm delighted that we are becoming part of SMART."
In the transaction, RBC Capital Markets were financial advisors to SMART and Cowen and Company, LLC were financial advisors to NextWindow.
Founded in 2001, NextWindow is a designer and manufacturer of optical touch screens for integration into all-in-one computers, computer displays and large-format screens. NextWindow is a leader in optical touch technology, enabling OEMs, ODMs and resellers to add touch-screen capability to their products. With offices in New Zealand, Taiwan, Singapore and the United States, the company provides cost-effective manufacturing for PCs as well as customized solutions for kiosks, digital signage and interactive education. http://www.nextwindow.com
SMART Technologies, the global leader in interactive whiteboards, develops easy-to-use integrated products and services that can improve the way the world works and learns. For more than 20 years, innovation and commitment to excellence have been at the core of our business. We help educators achieve better results with technology products that support student-centered learning. We help businesses become more productive with easy-to-use collaboration solutions that enable better results. Our success is driven by our deep commitment to and engagement with both the education and business communities. http://www.smarttech.com
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Microsoft Discloses Global Availability and New Features for Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online
Convergence 2010 kicks off showcasing new Microsoft Dynamics ERP and CRM technologies to more than 8,000 attendees.
ATLANTA, April 25 -- Microsoft Corp. opens Convergence 2010 today with Microsoft Business Division President Stephen Elop and Corporate Vice President of Microsoft Business Solutions Kirill Tatarinov demonstrating how the company is delivering on its vision of the Dynamic Business by providing customer-driven advancements across Microsoft Dynamics CRM and ERP applications to help organizations embrace change and seize opportunities that drive enduring business success.
As part of their joint keynote address, Elop and Tatarinov announced the May 2010 service update for Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online that delivers seamless integration with Microsoft Dynamics GP, new language support, portal accelerators and cloud-based developer tools that help improve business connectivity. They also disclosed the road map for the expected international availability of the next generation of Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online to 32 markets worldwide. The executives also previewed Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010, which will be generally available May 1, 2010, and announced a new promotion for Microsoft Dynamics GP customers to get a license for Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online at a rate of $19 (U.S.) per user, per month.
"The true competitive differentiator for Microsoft is the value customers derive through a consistent and world-class user experience and well-designed interoperability across our solutions," Elop said. "Our upcoming Microsoft Dynamics ERP and CRM releases light up this philosophy by delivering solutions that work well together and take advantage of existing IT investments."
Offering New Innovations With Microsoft Dynamics CRM
Continuing on its commitment to deliver the best value in the industry to more than 22,000 customers and 1.1 million users, the May 2010 service update for Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online, available at no additional charge for Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online customers, focuses on improving the connectivity of the business to other systems, data and people through developer tools and resources. Key details include the following:
-- Expanded language support for Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online. The May
2010 service update is the first wave for moving Microsoft Dynamics
CRM Online into international markets with multilingual capabilities
for North American customers who have departments or teams with
French, Spanish or Brazilian Portuguese language requirements.
-- New Portal accelerators. The service update adds new Portal
accelerators for Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online. These accelerators
include Event Management, eService and Partner Relationship Management
and allow organizations to extend their reach and extend the power of
CRM to external constituents.
-- New developer tools and resources. The service update provides new
developer tools in the updated Microsoft Dynamics CRM Software
Development Kit (SDK) to enable the connection of Microsoft Dynamics
CRM Online with other on-demand and on-premises applications and
services such as Windows Azure.
-- Microsoft Dynamics GP and Microsoft Dynamics CRM integration. A new
built-in integration framework for Microsoft Dynamics GP and Microsoft
Dynamics CRM enables customers to easily connect the two systems to
help provide business insight and improve user productivity across
financials, supply chain, and sales and service. The integration is
supported with both on-premises and cloud versions of Microsoft
Dynamics CRM for Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010 and Microsoft Dynamics GP
"We are very excited about the May 2010 service update for Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online," said Steven Bowles, president of Pelagic Solutions Inc., a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner. "With the new portal solutions, we can easily tailor Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online to meet the unique needs of our customers and extend out the powerful capabilities to external audiences. We have already seen phenomenal growth with Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online, and with these new capabilities we expect that growth to continue."
Disclosing the road map for international availability, Microsoft announced that it is slated to expand the next release of Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online to 32 global markets in the second half of 2010. In addition to the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico, those markets are Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. Customers can get Microsoft Dynamics CRM as a service in those markets today, with solutions and consulting from an extensive network of Microsoft partners.
Convergence attendees also previewed Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010, an easy-to-use ERP solution for midsize businesses that want advanced functionality, strong business intelligence reporting options and interoperability with other line-of-business applications. More information about Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010 can be found at http://www.microsoft.com/dynamics/en/us/products/gp-overview.aspx.
Delivering even more value to Microsoft Dynamics GP customers, Microsoft is offering them a license for Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online at a promotional rate of $19 (U.S.) per user, per month. Starting today, the promotion is available to all Microsoft Dynamics GP customers until June 30, 2010. More information about this offer can be found at http://crm.dynamics.com/CRMGPOffer.
"Data, information and analytics are at the heart of everything we do," said Steve Diakowsky, president and CEO of The Allan Candy Co. Ltd. "Fundamentally, the design of Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010 will greatly facilitate putting information into the right people's hands, including my own, so that we can make business decisions that are timely and accurate."
Investing in key industries, Microsoft also disclosed that Microsoft Dynamics AX for Retail, a new end-to-end offering designed for midsize specialty retailers, will be available in 16 countries on Aug. 1, 2010, with additional countries to follow early next year. In anticipation of this release, new and existing Microsoft Dynamics partners such as Avanade Inc., Columbus IT, Fujitsu, Hitachi Consulting Corp., Ideaca, Junction Solutions and Tectura Corp. are establishing new practices that focus on delivering retail solutions based on Microsoft Dynamics AX.
Expanding Microsoft Dynamics Communities
Microsoft Dynamics, by bringing its customer community and partner community closer together to help them get more from their Microsoft Dynamics software investments, has established an alliance with the Microsoft Dynamics AX User Group, Microsoft Dynamics CRM User Group, Microsoft Dynamics GP User Group, and the Microsoft Dynamics NAV User Group, which are independent user groups based in the U.S. The alliance will allow members of those groups to seamlessly utilize the Microsoft Dynamics Community site and bring a significant amount of new, high-quality content and resources to benefit all community users, including nonuser group members. Customer feedback has allowed the alliance to also include the user groups that are driving most of the user-created content at Convergence 2010. Customers and partners can get involved by participating in their product user group at http://www.dynamiccommunities.com/ and the Microsoft Dynamics Community at https://community.dynamics.com/.
About Microsoft Dynamics
Microsoft Dynamics is a line of easy-to-use, integrated and adaptable ERP and CRM applications that enable business decision-makers to quickly respond to market shifts, take advantage of new trends, increase their competitive edge and drive business success. Microsoft Dynamics solutions are delivered through a world-class network of reselling partners providing specialized services and additional innovation to help customers excel in their industries.
Founded in 1975, Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential.
Roundtable Concepts has Launched the Official Licensed UCF Knights HDTV
'THE ULTIMATE SPORTS FAN'S TV'
LAKE MARY, Fla., April 24 -- Roundtable Concepts Inc. has just created the "Ultimate Sports Fan's Television." Roundtable Concepts Inc. is launching RTC View, the officially licensed College Team LCD and LED HDTVs with the UCF Knights and more! Your favorite team's logo is embellished on the bottom two corners of the frame and is offered in 32", 42" and 55" HDTVs. Also screen sizes come in 40" and 46" LED HDTVs. Now here's the cool part, not only do the team's logo appear on the casing but when you power on the TV, the logo appears on the screen for approximately eight seconds. Making it the "The Ultimate Sports Fan's TV" and now endorsed by the UCF Alumni Association.
"The UCF Alumni Association is pleased with the screen brilliance and stylish UCF branding on our Team View TVs. They will be featured in our facility for both guests and staff to use and enjoy." Quoted by The UCF Alumni Association.
The Newark Digital Empowerment Summit Hosted by the Alliance for Digital Equality is a Success
Hundreds of New Jersey and New York residents attended the summit to learn about the impact that universal broadband access will have on education, jobs and wealth creation opportunities
NEWARK, N.J., April 23 -- Today, the Alliance for Digital Equality (ADE) hosted over three hundred area residents, elected officials, dignitaries and celebrities at the Newark Digital Empowerment Summit themed "Broadband: Closing the Economic Divide." The summit, which occurred at the New Jersey Institute of Technology, is the first of its kind in New Jersey. At the event, ADE Chair Julius H. Hollis unveiled a new agenda focusing on jobs, education and technology (the JET Agenda) paramount to achieving the full potential of universal broadband access. Panelists discussed the impact that universal broadband access will have on access to education, jobs and wealth creation opportunities.
Several powerful voices were heard during the summit including FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn, Newark Mayor Cory A. Booker, National Urban League President and CEO Marc Morial, Dr. Randall Pinkett and ADE Vice Chairman, former Mayor of Miami Manny Diaz. CNN Contributor Mario Armstrong, Actor, Author and Activist Hill Harper and Radio host Jacque Reid moderated the summit's panel discussions: "Jobs & Wealth," "The Wireless Broadband Revolution," and "The State of Broadband in Minority Communities."
In line with its mission, ADE hopes to help communities like Newark to understand the impact of broadband in their lives and local economy. "We live in a radically changing world and ultimately what makes us successful is how powerfully connected we are," said Newark Mayor Cory A. Booker. "We must ensure that every community has access to connectivity and we need to make sure that the jobs created from broadband are equally accessible. From Virtual classrooms to the implementation of new police crime-fighting technology, we are embracing a bold vision of America which is in the middle of a digital revolution."
Julius H. Hollis, ADE Chairman adds that, "Seldom in the history of our democracy, perhaps with the exception being the Industrial Revolution in the 19th century, have we witnessed a socio-economic phenomenon of this magnitude, which possesses a faster, innovative and more comprehensive ability to improve the quality of life for millions of Americans, as well as the potential to rectify the stark economic inequalities that exist between communities of color and their counterparts located in more affluent American communities."
"Altogether, 93 million Americans do not have broadband at home. And adoption rates are much lower among certain populations, including rural Americans, the elderly, persons with disabilities, low-income Americans, African Americans, and Hispanics. Among the 13 million children between the ages of 5 and 17 who do not have broadband at home, 6 million are either Hispanic or African American. These disparities won't just disappear over time if we sit back and do nothing," states FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn.
The Newark Digital Empowerment Summit occurred just weeks after the FCC released its National Broadband Plan, designed to deliver broadband access to every American. ADE's goal is to educate Americans about the benefits of new broadband technologies and be a voice of underserved communities to raise awareness of the importance of new technologies regardless of socioeconomic status.
About The Alliance for Digital Equality: The Alliance for Digital Equality, headquartered in Atlanta, GA, is a non-profit, nonpartisan consumer advocacy organization that serves to facilitate and ensure equal access to technology in underserved communities. The Alliance also serves as a bridge between policymakers and minority individuals in order to help the public understand how legislative and regulatory policies regarding new technologies can impact and empower their daily lives.
Source: The Alliance for Digital Equality
CONTACT: Kimberlee Williams, Marketing Director of FEMWORKS,
+1-973-494-9705, or email@example.com, for The Alliance for Digital
Filter: CSI's Virtual Video Conference Launched 4/8!
Interactive Sessions Highlighted Security Solutions that Maintain Business Agility
NEW YORK, April 23 -- Filter: CSI's virtual video conference debuted on Thursday, April 8, 2010, and was greeted with enthusiasm from the global marketplace. Using cutting-edge technology that included streaming video, CSI connected a community of industry professionals, decision-makers and suppliers from the information security marketplace. Almost 45% of the 655 registered professionals actively participated over the course of the four hours of presentations.
"Our key goal was to provide a cutting-edge educational environment that supports our members' and attendees' goals of securing leading edge solutions and processes," said Robert Richardson, director of CSI. "It clearly was accomplished and we anticipate that 'Filter Events' will become a staple in our offerings."
This online event provided a forum for hundreds of IT Security professionals to participate and network globally. Registrants representing 49 countries expressed great satisfaction with the content and the method of presentation - describing it as "curve-wrecking", as well as "frightening reality", respectively. Bryan Hooke, president, B. Hooke & Associate furthered these sentiments by stating, "Conference was well organized, experts were well versed on their subjects and could clearly convey the key elements memorably. Very slick."
Lynda Martel, Director of Marketing with DriveSavers and one of Filter's key sponsors found the content "interesting and compelling". She was proud and pleased to participate in Filter's debut: "I applaud (CSI) on the event's content and speakers...the event generated 400 VERY qualified leads for DriveSavers - so again, kudos to the CSI Team!" Many of these comments were posted through the live Q&A and chat functions that supported interaction over the course of the event.
"From a Management perspective, it was exciting for the entire CSI Team to actually participate and be a part of the action and dialog in the conference room," commented Robert Richardson. "Collectively, we rarely get to experience this first-hand - and it was so gratifying when questions posted from one side of the world were answered immediately by an expert from the other side of the world! This is exactly the type of interchange we hoped would happen and it did!"
The video conference content allowed for questions to be fielded through an online chat/discussion viewed by all participants and also allowed attendees to privately ask questions of specific speakers - thus providing a free flow of questions and ideas with an element of privacy that is sometimes required. The conference program presented attendees with solutions and information that was "filtered down" (the genesis of "Filter"), thereby providing an exchange that was both cost and time-efficient. Conference content included:
-- The Risks of Business Agility
-- Data Breach Notification Laws: From California to Australia
-- Does Recovering the Data Abandon Your Security? Best Practices
-- Using Virtualization for Better Security
-- Clobbering the Cloud
-- Legal Issues in Multi-National Cloud Computing
-- Compliance in the Cloud
-- Social Media & Security
-- Nature & Security
-- Securing the Electronic Health Record: The Big Challenges
-- Don't Write Your Own Security Code: The OWASP Enterprise Security API
-- Agile Security: Necessity or Mission Impossible
-- How to Protect Against Smartphone Attacks
Seen as an optimal tool to support CSI's "live" and multi-day educational programming, Filter will continue to focus and offer condensed versions of technical information and solutions that are needed for maintaining business agility and continuity. CSI SX is scheduled for May 26-27, 2010 at San Francisco's Marriott Marquis; CSI Annual 2010 takes place October 25-29, 2010 at the Gaylord National Hotel & Convention Center right outside Washington D.C. Visit http://www.gocsi.com for complete details on all offerings.
Managed by UBM International Media, CSI (Computer Security Institute) is the original and leading educational membership organization for information security professionals, with over 30 years of experience in the industry. Our mission is simple: to provide information security professionals with the resources with which to succeed. At the forefront of security trends and research, CSI is uniquely qualified to provide the Events, Educational Programs & Products offering the practical, yet often undiscovered, insight, strategies and trends that will protect organizations and their assets. For more information, visit http://www.gocsi.com. For sponsor information, please contact Nadine Schwartz-212-600-3363 or Nadine.Schwartz@ubm.com.
UBM International Media is a wholly owned subsidiary of United Business Media plc a leading provider of business information services to the maritime, travel, fashion, technology, healthcare, media, and property industries. UBM offers services in education/programming, trade shows, online, news distribution, and publishing to customers across the globe. Its brands are represented in more than 30 countries and are organized into specialist teams that serve their business communities helping them excel in their market by working effectively and efficiently. For more information, go to http://www.ubm.com.
Source: UBM International Media
CONTACT: Robert Richardson, CSI - Director, UBM International Media,
Idol Fans & Twitterers Pave the Way in the Fight Against Malaria
*** Now You Can Tweet To Save a Life***
NEW YORK, April 23 -- On this week's American Idol "Idol Gives Back" episode, more than 20 million Americans tuned in to help raise almost $45 million for causes around the world. Malaria was one of them, and donations toward the cause are expected to climb in the days leading up to World Malaria Day on April 25.
Beginning today to honor World Malaria Day on Sunday, Malaria No More, the Case Foundation and Twitter are launching "End Malaria," an effort geared to activate tweets from all over the world to help end malaria deaths in Africa. Mosquito nets save lives, and now, so do tweets.
Every thirty seconds a child dies from malaria in Africa. However, malaria is a completely preventable and treatable disease.
To show your support, please visit Hope140.org/EndMalaria and:
-- Retweet this message from @MalariaNoMore to make a $10 donation: RT:
Malaria kills a child every 30 secs. Nets #endmalaria. So do RTs.
RT2Give $10 http://rt2give.com/t/425
-- If you already have an account on RT2Give, you'll receive a direct
message asking for confirmation. If you don't have an account,
Twitpay will send you an @reply message with simple instructions
on how to enroll.
-- Text 'NET' to 85944 to make a $10 donation to Malaria No More
-- A $10 donation will be charged to your mobile phone bill.
Messaging and data rates may apply.
-- Add hashtag(s) #endmalaria, #malaria, #malariaday and/or
#worldmalariaday to your tweets and the hashtags will trigger the
addition of clickable mosquito icons to the tweet that will take you
To further promote positive change through Twitter, the Case Foundation is matching each $10 donation up to $25,000 made through Twitpay's RT2Give service and text-to-give, giving Twitterers and texters the power to double their efforts to end malaria deaths in Africa.
"Through a donation platform that enables people to move from activism to action, the End Malaria campaign takes a transformative next step in leveraging the power of Twitter to raise both awareness and important funding," said Jean Case, CEO of the Case Foundation. "Malaria No More and Twitter have already proven the power of social media to ignite awareness, and the Case Foundation is honored to be a part of this important initiative."
The "End Malaria" effort is an extension of last year's World Malaria Day Twitter challenge between Ashton Kutcher and CNN for a race to 1 million followers. Kutcher's pledge of $100,000 to Malaria No More catapulted him to success and helped provide Senegal with 89,724 life-saving mosquito nets.
"Malaria has finally met its match in this partnership between Malaria No More, the Case Foundation and Twitter," said Scott Case, CEO of Malaria No More. "We know for a fact that tweets can translate into nets, and two villages in Senegal are living proof of that."
This is the second time Twitter has tweaked its tweets for a cause. The first time was to honor World AIDS Day last December by turning tweets red for the RED campaign, which became the most retweeted initiative at the time.
"The difference between life and death can come down to a $10 bed net," said Twitter co-founder Biz Stone. "The simple act of tweeting both donates to and promotes the important work of Malaria No More. By matching these donations, the Case Foundation transforms our tweets into a powerful force for good."
Campaign details, Twitpay tweets and donation tracking are available at Hope140.org/EndMalaria.
About Malaria No More
Malaria No More is determined to end malaria deaths in Africa - and we're helping the world get it done. Malaria No More leverages high-impact communications to engage the world, global advocacy to rally leadership and strategic investments to accelerate progress. For more information, visit http://www.MalariaNoMore.org, read our Buzzwords blog, fan our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter.
About Case Foundation
The Case Foundation, created by Steve and Jean Case in 1997, invests in people and ideas that can change the world. The Foundation champions initiatives that connect people, increase giving, and catalyze civic action. For more information, visit http://www.CaseFoundation.org.
Malaria No More
(212) 710-5891 W
(917) 892-5962 M
The Case Foundation
(202) 467 2059 W
(202) 870 4750 M
Source: Malaria No More; The Case Foundation
CONTACT: Erica Lichtenberger of Malaria No More, +1-212-710-5891 W,
+1-917-892-5962 M, Erica@MalariaNoMore.org; or Allyson Burns of The Case
Foundation, +1-202-467-2059 W, +1-202-870-4750 M, AllysonB@CaseFoundation.org
Panasonic Announces Pricing and Availability of VIERA VT25 Series of Full HD 3D Plasma TVs
VT25 Series Will Feature Four Screen Sizes; Will Also Offer 2010 VIERA CAST IPTV Features Including Skype Capability First Models Expected At Retail in Early May
SECAUCUS, N.J., April 23 -- Panasonic, a worldwide leader in Full HD 3D technology, announced today pricing and nationwide retail availability dates for its critically-acclaimed VIERA(TM) VT25 Series of Full HD 3D Plasma TVs. The debut of the VT25 series will expand Panasonic's 3D offerings to four screens sizes with availability at a wide range of consumer electronics retailers.
The first VIERA VT25 models will be available in early May in 50-inch class (49.9 inches diagonal) and 54-inch class (54.1 inches diagonal) sizes with 58-inch class (58.0 inches diagonal) and 65-inch class (64.7 inches diagonal) sizes to follow in June. Complete technical specifications for the VT25 Series are now available at http://www.panasonic.com.
In March 2010, Panasonic partnered with Best Buy to debut its first-ever Full HD 3D(1) home entertainment system featuring the VIERA TC-P50VT20 Full HD 3D Plasma (50-inch class screen size, 49.9 inches diagonal) exclusively at select Best Buy Magnolia Home Theater stores.
The VIERA VT25 Series broadens the reach of Panasonic's Full HD 3D technology for the home offering the following models:
-50-inch class (49.9 inches -54-inch class (54.1 inches
- SRP $2,599.95 - SRP $2,999.95
- Available week of May 3, 2010 - Available week of May 3, 2010
-58-inch class (58.0 inches -65-inch class (64.7 inches
- SRP $3,399.95 - SRP $4,299.95
- Available June 2010 - Available June 2010
"The arrival of our VIERA VT25 Series truly defines the phenomenal capabilities of Panasonic's Full HD 3D technology to deliver a new level of home entertainment to consumers," said Henry Hauser, Vice President, Panasonic Display Group. "With Panasonic Plasma's new short-stroke phosphor technology, Full HD 3D imagery is delivered in stunning realism and clarity to create a truly immersive viewing experience that will make the viewer feel that they have stepped in to the program they are watching."
The VIERA VT25 Series was voted "Best of Show" at the 2010 Consumer Electronics Show and also received the Consumer Electronics Association's esteemed 2010 Innovations Award for its innovative 3D technology.
All Panasonic VIERA VT25 Series models feature:
Full HD 3D Technology -- For a true Full 1080p 3D image, Panasonic's VT25 Series features new, faster screen phosphors (short-stroke) which, when coupled with the VIERA VT25's 600Hz sub-field drive, outputs alternating imagery at 60 frames per second to each eye. Working in unison with the required Active Shutter Eyewear, the human brain then combines the images and interprets them as a Full HD 3D image for the highest possible realistic visual experience; in effect mimicking what the human eye sees in real life.
Active Shutter Eyewear -- All Panasonic VIERA VT25 Series models come with one pair of Panasonic 3D Active Shutter Eyewear (TY-EW3D10U). Additional pairs of Panasonic 3D Eyewear are available at retail with an SRP of $149.95.
Infinite Black Pro Panel -- A new phosphor technology that produces deep blacks (5,000,000:1 native contrast)(2) and vivid images with minimal reflection.
THX Certified Display -- Ensures that every Panasonic Full HD 3D TV displays motion pictures and television content with exactly the quality and color palette that the director intended.
VIERA CAST WiFi with Skype Capability -- Panasonic's innovative Internet programming package, gives viewers the ability to access feature films plus information and communication offerings including Amazon Video on Demand(TM), Bloomberg News, Fox Sports, Netflix(TM), and Skype(TM) on Your VIERA TV(3), among others.
All Panasonic VIERA VT25 Series models also feature 600Hz Sub-field Drive, 1080p Lines Moving Picture Resolution, VIERA Image Viewer(TM), VIERA Link(TM) Connectivity with Network Cameras, 24p Cinematic Playback, two USB Ports, PC Input, and are ENERGY STAR 4.0 compliant.
Panasonic's VIERA VT20 Full HD 3D Plasma TV (50-inch class screen size, 49.9 inches diagonal) will continue to be sold exclusively at Best Buy Magnolia Home Theater stores (SRP $2499,95) through May 2nd and then will be available at Best Buy stores nationwide. The VT25 Series models offer ISFccc (calibrated with an RS232C jack) and Studio reference mode -- features not included on the VT20 model. The VT25 Series models also feature a different cosmetic -- the bezel color of the VT20 is gunmetal silver/grey while the bezel color of the VT25 Series models is a deep brown metallic.
Panasonic's range of Full HD 3D VIERA Plasma HDTVs, when coupled with Panasonic's 3D Blu-ray Disc players (DMP- BDT300 and DMP-BDT350) bring a new era of immersive visual entertainment into consumers' homes, by creating a 3D experience that easily rivals the best that can be seen in cinemas. By delivering a full 1080p-resolution image to each eye, Panasonic's Full HD 3D technology offers consumers the highest possible visual experience. To enjoy Full HD 3D programming, users wear a stylish and lightweight pair of active-shutter eyewear. The sets are also Full HD TVs that display pristine 1080p content in two dimensions (2D) for conventional HD viewing.
Based in Secaucus, N.J., Panasonic Consumer Electronics Company (PCEC), a market and technology leader in High Definition television, is a Division of Panasonic Corporation of North America, the principal North American subsidiary of Panasonic Corporation (NYSE:PC) and the hub of Panasonic's U.S. marketing, sales, service and R&D operations. Panasonic is pledged to practice prudent, sustainable use of the earth's natural resources and protect our environment through the company's Eco Ideas programs. Information about Panasonic products is available at http://www.panasonic.com. Additional company information for journalists is available at http://www.panasonic.com/pressroom.
(1) Current 3D content will be limited and may include certain Blu-ray Disc titles and satellite programming. Additional equipment and/or subscription fees may apply. 3D Blu-ray Disc player (sold separately) required to view 3D content. 3D Eyewear is also required for viewing. One pair included with purchase of a VIERA VT20 or VT25 Series Full HD 3D TV.
(3) Access to a broadband Internet connection is required. Panasonic's Communication Camera (TY-CC10W) is required for Skype video functionality and sold separately. Skype is not a replacement for traditional telephone service and cannot be used for emergency calling.
CONTACT: Chris De Maria of Panasonic, +1-201-348-7182,
firstname.lastname@example.org; or Blayne Murphy of Cohn & Wolfe, +1-212-798-9763,
Extreme Networks Showcases Scalable, Automated and Virtualized Data Center Solutions at Interop
SANTA CLARA, Calif., April 23 -- Extreme Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:EXTR) today announced that it is showcasing its highly scalable, automated and virtualized network solutions next week at Interop Las Vegas, Booth #2143, April 26-29th at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center.
Extreme Networks for the first time will display its leading-edge data center and network virtualization solutions that are based on its Four Pillar Strategy. The Company's data center network architecture, which is based on robust, scalable, efficient, automated, and customizable solutions, allows customers to cost-effectively transition from a physical network, to a virtualized network and to a cloud network.
Displayed for the first time at Interop will be Extreme Networks newly unveiled "Direct Attach" virtualized data center architecture that reduces tiers in the network and the XNV VM Lifecycle Management solution.
-- Extreme Networks Named Best of Interop Finalist: The "Direct Attach"
network architecture, addressing virtualization in the data center, is
a finalist for the Virtualization category, the centerpiece of data
-- Educational Session: Green IT Track - Delivering Business Value with A
Comprehensive Green Data Center Framework; Speaker: Shehzad Merchant,
senior director of strategy, Extreme Networks; Session Time: Tuesday,
April 27, 2:45 PM-3:45 PM
"Extreme Networks offers a data center vision that reduces infrastructure tiers and complexity, maintains an energy efficient network and rapidly scales performance without forklift upgrades," said Shehzad Merchant, senior director of strategy for Extreme Networks. "Our presence at Interop shows customers first hand these latest innovations."
Extreme Networks, Inc.
Extreme Networks provides converged Ethernet network infrastructure that support data, voice and video for enterprises and service providers. The company's network solutions feature high performance, high availability and scalable switching solutions that enable organizations to address real-world communications challenges and opportunities. Operating in more than 50 countries, Extreme Networks provides wired and wireless secure LANs, data center infrastructure and Service Provider Ethernet transport solutions that are complemented by global, 24x7 service and support. For more information, visit: http://www.extremenetworks.com/
Extreme Networks, ExtremeXOS, and Summit are either trademarks or registered trademarks of Extreme Networks, Inc. in the United States and other countries. All other names and marks are the property of their respective owners.
Source: Extreme Networks, Inc.
CONTACT: Greg Cross, Public Relations of Extreme Networks,
JONES Magazine Launches Nationally This Week and JONESMAG.com Gets a Twenty-ten Makeover with New Site Design
NEW YORK, April 23 -- The NorthStar Group is pleased to announce the official national launch of JONES Magazine. In addition to the launch of the magazine, the newly redesigned website JONESMAG.com has gone live, providing readers an interactive 360 degree experience.
JONES Magazine initially launched as a regional publication in 2005 under the creative direction of founder and Editor-in-Chief Tracey Ferguson. "The magazine appeals to stylish and chic multicultural women and serves as a premier shopping guide," shares Ferguson, who is thrilled about JONES becoming a national brand. From fashion to food to distinctive travel destinations to the best in home design, JONES is the go-to guide for a sophisticated consumer.
Recognizing the success and increased demand for JONES Magazine among women outside of the Houston area, founder Tracey Ferguson teamed up with famed attorney and publisher L. Londell McMillan of The NorthStar Group, who furthered Ferguson's dream by taking JONES to national prominence. The national premiere issue, now available in-stores and on newsstands nationwide features supermodel Veronica Webb on the cover. "JONES is a fresh and exciting women's brand across TV, web, and print. It speaks to today's fashionably-forward women who know what they want. I'm thrilled to kick-off the national premiere issue of the magazine as its cover model," says Webb.
With the first national issue of JONES Magazine hitting newsstands, it was only fitting to revamp the complementing website and further expand the reach of JONES. "JONESMAG.com targets savvy African-American and multicultural women who aspire to live or are living a fashion-forward lifestyle. We are setting the tone for what is hot now and what will be on trend in a 360 degree experience from print to online," says Qianna Smith, JONESMAG.com Managing Editor.
The site provides the type of personalized experience and content that appeals to this audience, with expert advice and commentary on hair, beauty and fashion, as well as useful information on shopping, travel and events. JONESMAG.com engages the reader through a customized shopping experience, articles, commentaries, photo galleries, video and blogs. From reviews of new and exclusive travel destinations to candid interviews with fashion's elite, JONESMAG.com will provide readers with editorial features that address their lifestyle. "We have designed a truly unique destination with content that offers the reader not only information, but a glamorous place of escape with each visit," says Smith.
Additional highlights from the site include a "What's Haute" Shopping Guide, which will not only inform women of the hottest trends but, more importantly, enable readers to instantly purchase these hand-picked must-have items. The site will also give readers an exclusive glimpse into the making of the magazine with behind-the-scenes video content, backstage photos and outtakes, and insider interviews. In addition, readers will be privy to the advice of noteworthy guest bloggers such as Beverly Johnson, the first African-American supermodel to grace the cover of Vogue, and Eugena Washington, finalist from season 7 of "America's Next Top Model."
About JONES Magazine
JONES is a national luxury lifestyle publication. The mission of JONES is to serve as the premier luxury shopping and lifestyle resource for African-American and multicultural women. Since 2005, JONES magazine has catered to fashion enthusiasts who share a penchant for what's hot, new and yet-to-be discovered. From fashion to food to distinctive travel destinations to the best in home design, JONES is the go-to guide for a sophisticated consumer in print and online.
JONESMAG.com is the ultimate online insider's shopping guide for women who know better. Our revamped website serves as the No. 1 destination for multicultural women to gain experiences that will push their look and fashion-forward lifestyle to the next level. Get your daily dose of fashion, beauty, shopping, events and travel advice tailored just for you at JONESMAG.com.
About The NorthStar Group
The NorthStar Group is a publishing, marketing and consulting firm specializing in music, entertainment, sports and corporate initiatives. Founded in 1997, The NorthStar Group represents some of the nation's leading African-American celebrities, entertainers, websites and magazines including JONES Magazine, Black Girls Rock! and ARISE in North America.
Source: The NorthStar Group
CONTACT: Melissa Veniero, Public Relations Consultant, +1-201-317-3004,
Coalition Launches New Campaign to Fight Loan Modification Scams
Website Includes Form for Reporting Fraud and Database Listing Scammers
WASHINGTON, April 23 -- The Loan Modification Scam Prevention Network, led by Fannie Mae (NYSE:FNM), Freddie Mac, the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law and NeighborWorks America, today announced a national campaign to prevent loan modification scams through public education, complaint reporting and coordination with local, state, and federal enforcement agencies.
As part of the campaign, the Network has launched a consumer-friendly Website, http://www.PreventLoanScams.org, which is designed to support national, state and local law enforcement efforts. The Website serves as a nationwide clearinghouse and destination for loan modification scam information on complaints filed, laws and regulations, and enforcement actions.
The Website includes:
-- An electronic complaint form that can be filled out easily by an
individual who has been scammed or by counselors or friends helping a
victim of fraud;
-- Names of individuals and organizations who have been identified by
enforcement agencies to have allegedly committed a loan modification
-- Information on how to avoid a loan modification scam;
-- State-by-state information about rules, regulations and resources
available to homeowners; and
-- News and information on enforcement efforts.
Homeowners who believe they may have been a victim of a loan modification scam, can also call the Homeowners Hope Hotline at 888-995-HOPE to log a complaint and to receive free foreclosure prevention counseling.
"We've joined forces with government agencies and other industry leaders to help fight loan scams across the country," said Jeff Hayward, Senior Vice President, Fannie Mae. "This effort links homeowners to free, legitimate counseling and helps to put scammers out of business. The goal of this campaign is to educate homeowners and empower those who have fallen victim to scammers to report and prevent future fraud."
"By working together we can help the public identify alleged loan modification scam artists, learn how these scams work, and give them a new way to fight mortgage fraud," said Senior Vice President Hollis McLoughlin, Freddie Mac. "The Network's new website form will enable citizens to report fraud artists to law enforcement agencies before other borrowers are swindled out of their homes."
Loan modification scams are schemes in which people take advantage of vulnerable homeowners. Scammers prey on homeowners in distress by guaranteeing to help the homeowner obtain a modification of their mortgage to save their home. Frequently, the borrowers pay money up front but receive no help at all and their home is lost to foreclosure.
"Receiving complaints about loan modification scammers throughout the country is crucial to supporting enforcement efforts," said Joseph Rich of the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law. "By encouraging homeowners to take action and report fraud to the Loan Modification Scam Prevention Network, we hope to help federal, state and local enforcement officials bring actions against scammers."
"We're pleased to be a part of this coalition, which complements and supports our ongoing efforts to educate consumers about the warning signs of loan fraud," said Marietta Rodriguez of NeighborWorks America. "We want homeowners to know they have a place to turn to if they think they are being scammed."
"It's a real shame to hear stories from consumers who are already financially struggling and who learn they have paid large amounts of money, unwittingly, to a loan modification scam organization," said Josh Fuhrman, Vice President for Programs of the Homeownership Preservation Foundation.
Key partners include:
-- U.S. Department of the Treasury
-- U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development
-- Federal Trade Commission
-- Department of Justice
-- Federal Bureau of Investigations
-- Federal Deposit Insurance Corp
-- Office of the Illinois Attorney General
-- National Association of Attorneys General
-- Conference of State Bank Supervisors
-- HOPE NOW Alliance
-- National Fair Housing Alliance
-- National Urban League
-- National Council of La Raza
-- National Coalition of Asian Pacific American Community Development
For more information, including additional national and local partners and tips on how to avoid and report scammers, please visit http://www.PreventLoanScams.org or call the Homeowners Hope Hotline. 888-995-HOPE (4673).
About Fannie Mae
Fannie Mae exists to expand affordable housing and bring global capital to local communities in order to serve the U.S. housing market. Fannie Mae has a federal charter and operates in America's secondary mortgage market to enhance the liquidity of the mortgage market by providing funds to mortgage bankers and other lenders so that they may lend to home buyers. Our job is to help those who house America.
About Freddie Mac
Freddie Mac was established by Congress in 1970 to provide liquidity, stability and affordability to the nation's residential mortgage markets. Freddie Mac supports communities across the nation by providing mortgage capital to lenders. Over the years, Freddie Mac has made home possible for one in six homebuyers and more than five million renters.
About the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law
The Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law (LCCRUL), a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization, was formed in 1963 at the request of President John F. Kennedy to involve the private bar in providing legal services to address racial discrimination. The principal mission of the Lawyers' Committee is to secure, through the rule of law, equal justice under law, particularly in the areas of housing, community development, employment, voting, education and environmental justice. For more information about the LCCRUL, visit http://www.lawyerscommittee.org .
About NeighborWorks America
NeighborWorks® America creates opportunities for people to improve their lives and strengthen their communities by providing access to homeownership and to safe and affordable rental housing. NeighborWorks® America is the nation's leading trainer of community development and affordable housing professionals. For more information, go to http://www.nw.org.
About Homeownership Preservation Foundation
Founded in 2004, the Homeownership Preservation Foundation (HPF) is a 501(c)(3) independent national nonprofit dedicated to reducing foreclosures and preserving homeownership for American homeowners. HPF provides comprehensive foreclosure prevention counseling service available for free in over 160 languages to homeowners by calling 888-995-HOPE(TM) or visiting http://www.995hope.org. For more information about the Homeownership Preservation Foundation or the Homeowner's HOPE(TM) Hotline, visit http://www.995hope.org
Source: Fannie Mae
CONTACT: Amy Bonitatibus of Fannie Mae, +1-202-752-4144
SIRIUS XM Radio Coming Soon to Android-Powered Smartphones
Free SIRIUS XM App for Android-powered smartphones will deliver exclusive sports, talk, entertainment, comedy and commercial-free music channels to the DROID by Motorola and the Google Nexus One All users of the SIRIUS XM App will receive a 7-day free trial of the SIRIUS XM Premium Online service
NEW YORK, April 23 -- SIRIUS XM Radio (NASDAQ: SIRI) today announced that a free application for Android-powered smartphones will be available in May, giving consumers access to over 120 channels of sports, talk, entertainment, news, comedy and commercial-free music on the DROID by Motorola and the Google Nexus One.
The free SIRIUS XM App for the DROID and Nexus One will give mobile consumers the freedom to listen to SIRIUS XM Premium Online content on the go on their smartphones over cellular and WiFi networks.
"SIRIUS XM will make it easy and convenient for DROID and Nexus One users to access our superior programming and exclusive content that they can't get anywhere else," said Scott Greenstein, President and Chief Content Officer, SIRIUS XM Radio. "We are happy to add the DROID and Nexus One to our growing portfolio of Apps for smartphones that bring subscribers the best in mobile audio entertainment."
The SIRIUS XM App will give subscribers to SIRIUS or XM Premium Online who own a DROID or Nexus One the ability to access exclusive sports talk and entertainment programming from SIRIUS XM's satellite radio service. Exclusive programming includes MLB Network Radio, SIRIUS NFL Radio, NHL Home Ice, PGA TOUR, Mad Dog Radio with Chris Russo, CNN, Fox News Talk, NPR, MSNBC, The Foxxhole channel presented by Jamie Foxx, Blue Collar Comedy Radio, The Virus featuring Opie & Anthony, Playboy Radio, Rosie Radio, Oprah Radio, and Martha Stewart Living Radio.
SIRIUS and XM Premium Online subscribers will be able to listen to commercial-free music featuring exclusive programming from SIRIUS XM's satellite radio service, such as Bob Dylan's Theme Time Radio Hour and Tom Petty's Buried Treasure. Premium Online subscribers can also hear a broad array of 24/7 artist-branded music channels such as The Grateful Dead Channel, Eminem's Shade 45, Jimmy Buffett's Radio Margaritaville, "Little Steven" Van Zandt's Underground Garage and Outlaw Country channels, B.B. King's Bluesville, Willie Nelson's Willie's Place, Elvis Radio, Siriusly Sinatra, and Metropolitan Opera Radio. In addition to the artist branded channels, Premium Online subscribers have access to commercial-free music channels from every genre, such as, dance channel BPM, new country music channel The Highway, and indie rock channel SIRIUS XMU.
Premium Online subscribers will also have access to exclusive online-only showcase channels that feature multiple plays of exclusive programming from SIRIUS XM's satellite radio service, including such acclaimed shows as Rosie Radio, The Jamie Foxx Show, specials from Blue Collar Comedy and Raw Dog Comedy, selections from the Artist Confidential series, and selections from exclusive live SIRIUS XM music performances, including pop, rock, hip-hop, country, jazz and more.
Certain programming, including MLB Play-by-Play, NFL Play-by-Play, SIRIUS NASCAR Radio, and Howard Stern, will not be available via the SIRIUS XM App for DROID and Nexus One. Listeners will continue to be able to access that programming through the SIRIUS XM platforms where they are currently offered.
The SIRIUS XM App for DROID and Nexus One will allow users to:
-- Listen to over 120 channels of SIRIUS XM Premium Online programming on
the go, even while surfing the web or checking email.
-- Bookmark SIRIUS XM Premium Online channels for fast, easy access
through a "Favorites" function.
-- View the current channel plus what is playing on all other available
channels via the "Lookaround" function.
The SIRIUS XM App for DROID and Nexus One will be available as a free download through the Android Market on the handset or by visiting http://www.siriusxm.com/android. After downloading the free App, users will then be able to register for a 7-day free trial to SIRIUS XM Premium Online on their compatible smartphones.
There will be no additional charge for listening to SIRIUS XM's Premium Online programming on an Android-powered smartphone once a user becomes a SIRIUS XM Premium Online subscriber or subscribes to the Company's Premium Online service in conjunction with their satellite radio subscription.
SIRIUS XM Radio is America's satellite radio company delivering to subscribers commercial-free music channels, premier sports, news, talk, entertainment, and traffic and weather.
SIRIUS XM Radio has content relationships with an array of personalities and artists, including Howard Stern, Martha Stewart, Oprah Winfrey, Rosie O'Donnell, Jamie Foxx, Barbara Walters, Opie & Anthony, Bubba the Love Sponge®, Bob Edwards, Chris "Mad Dog" Russo, Jimmy Buffett, The Grateful Dead, Willie Nelson, Bob Dylan and Tom Petty. SIRIUS XM Radio is the leader in sports programming as the Official Satellite Radio Partner of the NFL, Major League Baseball®, NASCAR®, NBA, NHL®, and PGA TOUR® and major college sports.
SIRIUS XM Radio has arrangements with every major automaker. SIRIUS XM Radio products are available at shop.sirius.com and shop.xmradio.com, and at retail locations nationwide, including Best Buy, RadioShack, Wal-Mart and independent retailers.
SIRIUS XM Radio also offers SIRIUS Backseat TV, the first ever live in-vehicle rear seat entertainment featuring Nickelodeon, Disney Channel and Cartoon Network; XM NavTraffic® service for GPS navigation systems delivers real-time traffic information, including accidents and road construction, for more than 80 North American markets.
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The following factors, among others, could cause actual results to differ materially from the anticipated results or other expectations expressed in the forward-looking statement: general economic conditions; our dependence upon automakers and other third parties, the substantial indebtedness of SIRIUS and XM; the useful life of our satellites; and our competitive position versus other forms of audio and video entertainment. Additional factors that could cause SIRIUS' and XM's results to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements can be found in SIRIUS' Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2009 and XM's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2009, which are filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") and available at the SEC's Internet site (http://www.sec.gov/). The information set forth herein speaks only as of the date hereof, and SIRIUS and XM disclaim any intention or obligation to update any forward looking statements as a result of developments occurring after the date of this communication.
Contacts for SIRIUS XM Radio:
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'Age of Conan: Rise of the Godslayer' to Launch on May 11th
- First expansion to the best-selling MMO 'Age of Conan' launches 11th of May 2010 - - Pre-order now available on the brand new http://www.ageofconan.com website -
DURHAM, N.C., April 23 -- Funcom is proud to announce the launch of the pre-order campaign for 'Rise of the Godslayer', the first expansion for the highly acclaimed massively multiplayer online role-playing game 'Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures'. The expansion, set in the eastern empire of Khitai, builds on an already extensive Conan universe and will let players travel to a unique part of Conan's world where an ancient traditional culture clashes with dark forces. 'Rise of the Godslayer' expands on an already massive game world, and will also introduce entirely new and exciting gameplay mechanics.
The expansion will launch on May 11th and will be available both through retail and as a digital download. In retail the expansion will come in an all-new packaging that includes both the expansion and the original game, allowing new players to quickly get up to speed with all the new content and gameplay. The retail product comes bundled with a new social pet as well as a package of virtual items to welcome new players to Hyboria.
Funcom is proud to be working with two new distribution partners, Deep Silver for the European territories and CompuExpert for the North American markets. Both Deep Silver and CompuExpert are heralded industry-leading distributors with over 35 years of combined experience.
"We are now ready to publish the expansion and it feels great to sound the horn and let players into this great new world that we have created," says Morten Larssen, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Funcom. "It is also very exciting to be re-engaging with retail together with our great distribution partners with an updated product that contains both the expansion and the original game, making this release relevant to both new players, previous players and our current playerbase."
As a pre-order reward a new form of in-game pet that aids players in battle is premiered. This pet will immediately be given to all existing customers that pre-order before the launch date, as well as to all retail customers that register up until the 25th of May. Combined with this launch, Funcom is also introducing a digital Collector's Edition optional upgrade, which among other things gives immediate access to a flying fighting pet. The upgrade to the digital Collector's Edition is now available through the customer account page.
The soundtrack of the expansion content is simultaneously being made available in all major territories through Grappa records, including a bonus DVD with full 5.1 surround recording. The soundtrack will also include a key that will unlock a unique in-game bone flute.
Launching in May 2008 'Age of Conan' quickly became a smash hit in retail, shipping over 1.2 million copies around the world. In North America, the most prominent online gaming market in the west, 'Age of Conan' became the third best-selling PC title of the year in 2008. In the weeks after launch 'Age of Conan' simultaneously topped the charts in 17 countries, and the game received critical acclaim from gaming press across the globe. 'Age of Conan' is now available in English, French, German, Spanish, Russian and Polish localized versions, and is being prepared for launch in Korea as well.
Visit ftp.funcom.com/press to download screenshots, artworks, videos and more.
ABOUT FUNCOM - Funcom is an independent developer and publisher of online games for PC and consoles. Funcom has provided outstanding entertainment since 1993 and continues to expand its track-record of more than twenty released games. Recent titles include 'Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures', 'The Longest Journey', 'Anarchy Online' and 'Dreamfall: The Longest Journey'. For corporate information please visit. For information about Funcom games visit http://www.anarchy-online.com, http://www.dreamfall.com, http://www.darkdaysarecoming.com or http://www.ageofconan.com. Funcom is listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange under the ticker FUNCOM.
ABOUT CONAN PROPERTIES INTERNATIONAL - Conan Properties International LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Paradox Entertainment Inc., controls rights to Conan, many associated characters and the Hyborian world, as created by Robert E. Howard and various rights expanded upon by many acclaimed authors and artists. Many consider Conan the world's best-known fantasy character. For more information about Conan Properties International LLC, visit http://www.conan.com. For information about Paradox Entertainment Inc., visit http://www.paradox-entertainment.com.
About Deep Silver
Deep Silver develops and distributes interactive games for all platforms. The Deep Silver label means to captivate all gamers who have a passion for thrilling gameplay in exciting game worlds. Deep Silver works with its partners to achieve a maximum of success while maintaining the highest possible quality, always focusing on what the customer desires. Deep Silver products are designed to equally appeal to pros and beginners, children and adults. Visit Deep Silver's website: http://www.deepsilver.com.
CompuExpert, a is a subsidiary of Digital Interactive , a leading provider of innovative video gaming products, services and technologies to consumers, online retailers, video game publishers, and PC accessory manufacturers. . CompuExpert enjoys a solid reputation as one of the leading distributors for the gaming channels today with reach to many retail partners. With over 19 years of gaming & distribution experience CompuExpert focus on delivering the hottest Video Games products in the North American territory. CompuExpert is your first choice of gaming when it comes to distributing front line video game products. Visit CompuExpert website: http://www.compuexpert.com.
The names of actual companies and products mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.
CONTACT: Erling Ellingsen, Director of Communications, Funcom,
+47-48-86-71-07, or Jan Birkeland, Junior Communications Manager, Funcom,
+47-95-81-16 86, email@example.com
Seo-Console.com Merges Contextual Ads and Textual Link Ads Into One Format
EINDHOVEN, The Nederlands, April 23, 2010-- An innovative concept of merging different types of online advertisements
into one format has been realized by the portal http://www.seo-console.com.
The new ad format, named Digest-Based Ads (DBA), provides the online
advertisers with a powerful instrumentation to reach multiple marketing
targets at once and with a low cost.
The high-tech lab IVRA, located in the 'Silicon Valley of Europe' has
released a principally new service for online promotion and marketing,
available on its website http://www.seo-console.com. The service allows
online advertisers promoting their online business/product by placing the
Digest-Based Ads on such Internet resources which theme/niche coincides with
the niche of the promoted business.
The achieved niche-match between the promoted product and publishing
websites is not the only advantage of the http://www.seo-console.com service.
The second benefit is brought by the nature of the DBA format. Opposite to
the Google AdWords and Yahoo! Advertising platforms, which allow only short
texts in their ads, the format of a Digest-Based Ads allows placing a digest
(mini-article) containing a title as a direct link to the promoted website
and a few descriptive sentences in a post-title description. This attracts
more attention from the visitors of publishing websites, since the
information in such DBA is readable and informative.
As a result, via DBA placements, an advertiser obtains multiple benefits
at the same time: (a) publicity ('I read about this somewhere in net'), (b)
bringing thematically involved visitors onto his business website from the
publishing websites, and (c) better website ranking in major search engines,
due to the direct link in the DBA title, where the good ranking brings even
more targeted visitors from the organic search results.
The owners of the publishing websites admitted to the network that, among
valuable website monetization, they also obtained additional content for their
websites, because the digests are placed on their webpages on a long-term
Seo-Console.com is a part of IVRA Holding B.V., headquartered in
Eindhoven, The Netherlands, which develops and provides B2C online-solutions
for marketing and tourism sectors.
Contact: Egor Bondarau of the IVRA Holding, +31(0)6-47568928, E.Bondarev@TUE.nl
Yovia Starts the People Party in Advance of 2010 Election Buzz
ATLANTIC BEACH, Fla., April 23 -- Yovia, the first People Engine, reaching more than 90,000 key influencers on the social web, announced today the launch of a political community designed to aid qualified candidates in the use of social media for their 2010 campaigns.
In preparation for the 2010 mid-term elections, Yovia has created an independent forum for political debate online.
The new "People Party" is designed to enable groups to build consensus via social networks, and then leverage that consensus for meaningful voter activity.
"Starting with President Obama, we're seeing a big shift in politics to focus more on grassroots, social-network-driven political campaigns," said Jalali Hartman, CEO of Yovia. "With the emergence of the Tea Party Patriots and other online movements, I think we will see a direct relationship between social networking and winning elections. These groups are not large, but they are extremely influential."
Candidates and voters can share their views and organize supporters at:
Founded in 2006 with the goal of bringing simplicity and purpose to social networking, Yovia is the world's first People Engine, where real people generate real content and form real communities around what matters to them. Yovia helps individuals increase their social capital and introduces advertisers to the communities that best connect with their offerings.
Promptu's ShoutOUT for Android(TM) offers hands-free texting capability, transcribing messages dictated in natural speech; first version of ShoutOUT to feature text message voice addressing
MENLO PARK, Calif., April 23 -- ShoutOUT, Promptu Systems Corporation's free speech recognition app that lets users compose text messages in natural speech instead of typing, is available for the Motorola Droid(TM) in the Android Market.
No other Android speech recognition app used for text messaging - including Google Voice functionality in Android 2.1 - comes close to the accuracy of ShoutOUT, which is fully integrated with the Android SMS client and uses Smartword, Promptu's editing tool that lets users see and select from likely word alternatives.
But what advances the Motorola Droid(TM) version of ShoutOUT close to Promptu's vision for totally hands-free messaging, is its ability to use voice commands to address text messages.
"ShoutOUT is great for texting on the go when you don't have two free hands for typing - it's much more intuitive and natural than the awkward process of typing on a phone," said Giuseppe Staffaroni, Promptu's CEO.
All Promptu applications are built on state-of-the-art speech recognition technology and are recognized in the industry for extremely high accuracy rates. To maximize accuracy for ShoutOUT, a personalized acoustic model is assigned for every user during the app's registration process. Promptu's ShoutOUT for iPhone, released in late December 2009, continues to receive strong reviews.
ShoutOUT's speech recognition is server-based, and 100-percent automated. All message transcriptions that appear on users' phones are created with no human intervention whatsoever, so privacy is guaranteed.
ShoutOUT standard features include:
-- Voice Addressing
-- Full integration into the phone's messaging service
-- Message exchanges threaded by recipient
-- Thumbnail images for contacts
-- One-touch navigation to all recent incoming and outgoing messages
By using voice as the interface, ShoutOUT is the most intuitive and natural alternative to the awkward process of entering text on a mobile phone.
The Motorola Droid(TM) version of ShoutOUT will be available on Monday, April 26 in the Android Market.
Promptu Systems Corporation is at the tipping point of a mobile revolution fueled by Voice User Interface (VUI) applications - the most intuitive and natural way to interact with a phone. Created for consumers, carriers, and handset providers, Promptu applications run on the company's fully automated Network Speech Recognition (NSR(TM)) platform to ensure accuracy, speed, privacy, and scalability. Promptu applications can be optimized for regional accents, and support real-time review and editing of transcribed text. Every day thousands of Promptu applications are downloaded worldwide. See how the revolution is being vocalized at: http://www.promptu.com/.
Source: Promptu Systems Corporation
CONTACT: Leigh Anne Varney, +1-415-387-7250, firstname.lastname@example.org, for
Promptu Systems Corporation
WISeKey Announce New Services and Solutions for Latin America at MIT
GENEVA and CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts, April 23, 2010-- Carlos Moreira, Chairman and Founder of WISeKey, is to unveil his vision
and plans towards the region in an address to a selected audience of over 500
entrepreneurs and members of the science community in New England during the
traditional MIT Latin Conference to be held this week-end in Cambridge,
Carlos Moreira will debate some of these initiatives with MIT's Media Lab
Scholars and MIT Sloan School of Management's Dean, David Schmittlein, at the
opening of the Conference.
WISeKey, a World Economic Forum High Growth Company, is to present its
deployment plan to provide Trusted Digital Identities and Secure Cloud
Services to Spanish and Portuguese-speaking populations in Latin America and
the US. WISeKey is a world leader in solutions designed to digital
identification, secure electronic transactions and cloud computing.
The first e-security company in the world to offer decentralized Trust
Models and PKI architecture, WISeKey allows ecosystems to be federated via a
linguistic attribute that makes them interact while maintaining local
traditions and languages.
Gone are the days of huge centralized clouds and ID metasystems with no
respect to local traditions, languages and national boundaries.
During his presentation, Moreira will provide an overview of the Latin
American Digital Identification and Trusted cloud computing landscape. He
will have a particular focus on how Latin American ecosystems can leverage
cloud utilization at local and national levels, allowing them to improve the
interconnectivity among Spanish and Portuguese-speaking populations, which is
now the third largest language group on earth.
This also includes the US, where over 44 million Spanish-speakers reside
- with that number expected to surpass 100 million by 2050 according to the
Generally speaking, English is the universal language on the Internet and
cloud computing. But the use of only one language tends to polarize the world
into Internet users and Internet illiterates, and to exclude huge populations
from the benefits of these technologies.
The position of English on the building of cloud services can only be
altered by major world-scale political and economic changes, such as
increasing importance of Spanish and Portuguese-speaking communities and
ecosystems that might wish and be able to promote another language than
English. Developing localized ID services and cloud computing in Spanish and
Portuguese will reduce the cost of the cloud technology.
Cloud computing is relatively new, but rapidly growing in Latin America.
WISeKey is assisting some local providers in leveraging their data centers,
increasing their security and trust models, and adding digital identification
technologies to provide trusted secure services to their client maintaining
their linguistic neutrality.
Carlos Moreira is also to detail at the MIT Latin Conference WISeKey's
enhanced presence in the region. The primary focus will be in partnering up
with local companies and governments in the establishment of technology
transactional hubs, which provide the required platform for the industrial
development of technologies, local R&D and applications for firms, the public
sector and individuals.
WISeKey Brazil was recently established in partnership with the
Brasilinvest Group. The name of its new CEO, who will also share
responsibilities for expanding operations to other Latin American countries,
is to be announced in the next few weeks.
Fitness Magazine Kicks Off the Warmer Weather with Easy Healthy Recipes, Including Healthy Smoothie Recipes
FitnessMagazine.com Promotes Healthy Snack Foods and Warns Against Vending Machine Snacks
NEW YORK, April 23 -- With the return of warmer weather, women are looking to Fitness Magazine and FitnessMagazine.com for healthy snack foods and easy, healthy recipes to get back in shape after the long winter. In response, FitnessMagazine.com has posted new healthy recipes along with updates to its most popular ones.
"We all know that healthy eating is one of the fastest ways to feel empowered and ready to make smart choices and at least small changes in our lives," said Kristen Diederich, Senior Editor of FitnessMagazine.com. "This is the time of year when women are eager to reevaluate their eating habits and add more healthy foods and low calorie snacks. Our website is full of suggestions to help them make the transition."
At FitnessMagazine.com, women will find easy healthy recipes for breakfast, lunch and multi-course dinners. There are recipes that make over a traditionally unhealthy recipe and turn it into something that's healthier and fewer calories, as well as recipes for produce that is in season and therefore more accessible and affordable. Women can also sign up to receive a free weekly newsletter with the latest delicious and healthy recipes, suggestions for putting together shopping lists, cooking tips and other health news.
In between meals, women are encouraged to choose healthy snack foods to boost their metabolism. FitnessMagazine.com presents photos and recipes for homemade snacks such as hummus with pita and peas, spiced maple yogurt, and tomato juice and cheese. Also available is a collection of the healthiest packaged snack foods you can buy in the grocery store. Vending machine snacks are discouraged, but in case of an emergency, FitnessMagazine.com ranks the top 10 vending machine snacks to avoid and their top 10 to choose in a pinch.
To help women recharge their batteries after a workout or for a quick meal to start the day, FitnessMagazine.com has a variety of healthy smoothie recipes with photos to match. These fruit smoothies come in many varieties, including strawberry, banana and flax; honeydew-kiwifruit; and whipped strawberry lemonade.
Developed by Fitness Magazine (http://www.fitnessmagazine.com/), it's the premier website for exercise, health, and nutrition information. From our Personal Fitness Trainer to our healthy recipes, from video workouts to our free exercise logs, FitnessMagazine.com is the guide you need to help you reach your fitness goals and celebrate your successes. FitnessMagazine.com is dedicated to delivering strategies and tools that help women make little changes to achieve big success. With a you-can-do-it attitude, our workouts, health and beauty advice, diet plans and success stories motivate readers to get strong in mind, body and spirit.
Source: Fitness Magazine
CONTACT: Kristen Diederich of Fitness Magazine,
Huntkey Introduces New Safety and Practicality Concept for Power Strips: PZA500 and PZA501
SHENZHEN, China, April 23 -- Huntkey Enterprise Group, the leading provider of both computer components and consumers products such as various kinds of power supplies, PC cases, adapters, power strips, etc., announces new members to the power strip family--- PZA500 and PZA501 after the launching of "Universal" Series. "They are increased to new safety standards and for practicality, which provides home customers and SOHO users the best solution," said Alva Li, Huntkey global marketing manager.
Different from the "Universal" series of power strip, the PZA500 and PZA501's German and French standard dual-use plug design makes them apply to many regions and countries such as Germany, France, Poland, Russian, Demark, Finland, Norway, Portugal, South Africa, Ukraine, Turkey, etc. It complies with such safety certification as DIN VDE0620-1(VDE 0620-1):2005-04; DIN 49406 T.1/1981.3.
According to the survey, 30% of the faults in network electronic equipment are caused by lighting, 80% of indirect lighting intrudes network equipment via the power cord. Surge harm exists everywhere and its protection cannot be ignored. These two models adopt full 3-line surge protection technology that can stand up to 660 Joules of surge. They not only protect electrical appliances, but the special plug for TV(PZA501)or Net(PZA500) can also keep them away from surge harm directly.
Overload protection is another function of the power strips--- 4000W rated power at 250V, 16A operating environment. It will automatically cut down the electricity while overloading. Push the bottom in the side of the power strip, it will be recovered. The humanized design brings more safety and convenience to users' lives. These two models all have one master switch to control all five sockets simultaneously. It's N/L (null wire and live wire) double breaking switch could prevent the devices from fire caused by null wires still connected. Moreover, grounding protection and well filter function make it a good safety defender for users.
-- Complies with: DIN VDE0620-1(VDE 0620-1):2005-04; DIN 49406 T.1/1981.3
-- Rated Current: Max 16A
-- Rated Voltage: 250V
-- Rated Power: Max 4000W
-- Frequency: 50Hz
-- Power Cord: 3M
-- Master Switch: 16A, 250V
-- Overload protector: 16A, 250V
-- Socket: 5 outlets German sockets
Huntkey Enterprise Group, one of the top 5 power supply providers, founded in 1992, is a professional provider specialized in the development, design, manufacturing and marketing of power supplies. The products of Huntkey cover a wide variety, including power supplies (1W-250KW), power systems, computer cases, universal notebook adapters, chargers, power supply converters, power strip, etc. The industrial parks of Huntkey in Shenzhen, Heyuan and Hefei, which cover a total area of over 750,000 square meters, are now the largest IT manufacturing base in China's mainland. Huntkey with over 7,000 employees has set up its branch companies in Hong Kong, Japan and Europe. Its clients are found all over the world in more than 30 countries and regions, including Lenovo, DELL, etc.
For more information, please contact:
Source: Huntkey Enterprise Group
CONTACT: Alva Li at email@example.com; Sheena Hu at firstname.lastname@example.org
or +86-755-8960-6654 & +86-755-8960-6684
Barcode.com Announces Industry's Largest Free Online Directory of Barcode Companies and Services
A new free directory of over 1,600 companies in the barcode industry is available at http://www.barcode.com. The list includes niches such as barcode software, barcode labels, barcode fonts, barcode printers, barcode readers and more.
SARASOTA, Fla., April 23 -- Barcode.com, the barcode industry's newest hub for industry-related news, events and information, announces the launch of the world's largest online directory of its kind.
The directory's database contains over 1,600 companies representing 50 countries, providing products and services related to the barcode and point of sale industries; categories include barcode scanners, barcode printers, barcode labels, barcode fonts, barcode software, used barcode equipment, manufacturers, distributors, resellers, mobile barcodes and more. The directory is offered as a free service to anyone seeking information in the field.
"It is our goal at barcode.com to act as a hub for the industry. We provide a single source where readers can go to find answers to their barcode-related questions and stay up-to-date with industry news and advances. This directory satisfies an industry deficit; we are proud to offer the world's most comprehensive list and are confident that it will be of great benefit to our readers and colleagues in the field," says Craig Aberle, President, Barcode.com.
The team at Barcode.com has been working on this ambitious endeavor for over 6 months, and will continue growing the list by adding new companies. Companies in the barcode industry are invited to check the list for their inclusion and to add their company if it is not present.
Barcode.com also offers a weekly news magazine. Visit the site to subscribe.
Barcode.com is a free, online magazine providing a single source for all industry-related news, information and advances. It also operates http://www.pointofsale.com as a news and information hub for the point of sale (POS) industry.
For more information, contact Craig Aberle, President, at email@example.com.
LightInTheBox.com Launches Its Italian Language Version
BEIJING, April 23 -- LightInTheBox.com has just launched an Italian language version of its popular wholesale website. With the continual rise of the number of Italians on the internet, which is now around 49% of Italy's nearly 60 million people, LightInTheBox.com saw the opportunity to launch a dedicated service for this rapidly-growing group that transacts over 10 Billion Euros online, annually.
The Italian version of Lighinthebox.com will be unique in that it will be targeted at the smallest geographic area of all LightInTheBox.com language sites. This means that products and promotions will be highly tailored and targeted for this demographic. LightInTheBox.com has also hired locals to research designs and trends specific to their Italian customers.
It will provide all the services and products that consumers can already find on all existing language versions of LightInTheBox.com - electronics, health & beauty, home & garden, and most importantly, clothing & apparel ( http://www.lightinthebox.com/it/wholesale-moda_c71 ), the most popular category of all time.
To celebrate the launch, LightInTheBox.com will be having special offers and deals only for their Italian-speaking customers.
CEO of LightInTheBox.com, Alan Guo, said that, "it's an exciting opportunity for us to move into the Italian-speaking market. We have had much success in other European countries, but we believe that our attention to the specific needs and wants of our Italian customers will allow us to establish a long lasting relationship together."
"Those websites definitely have an established place in the market, but we have such a wide range of products and many existing customers already in Italy, that we feel it won't take us long to catch up," said Kevin Wen, founder of LightInTheBox.com.
LightInTheBox.com is a leading global online distributor, offering more than fifty thousand quality products to customers in more than 160 countries, and serves both individual consumers and commercial customers.
Youku.com Authorized Broadcast Rights for All FIFA 2010 World Cup Matches
Youku World Cup Channel goes online; conference on sports marketing planned
BEIJING, April 23 -- Youku.com, China's leading video site, announced that FIFA and CCTV have jointly authorized Youku.com with online broadcast rights to all FIFA 2010 matches. CCTV has also granted rights to Youku.com for on-demand broadcast of CCTV's self-produced FIFA programs. With these agreements in hand, Youku now is positioned to offer the most complete range of World Cup broadcasts of any online video site in China.
Youku.com's new World Cup Channel will be dedicated to broadcasts of matches as well as interactive activities for football fans. Programming will include match play, an extensive collection of highlights, background information on teams, and much more. In addition, the Youku World Cup Channel will also broadcast all FIFA-related programming airing on CCTV.
Working with many of its over 2000 media partners, Youku will leverage both online and offline entertainment activities around the World Cup to encourage deeper participation from football fans. During the FIFA season, Youku will also invite experts, entertainment stars and well-known figures from the world of sports as well as celebrities from the entertainment world to interact with Youku users.
According to the data provided by the China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC), over 60 percent of Chinese netizens followed the 2006 FIFA World Cup in Germany online. With more than three years of development, online video sites are better equipped than ever to offer marketing value, an excellent user experience, and deep level of user engagement for the this long anticipated event.
With daily video views averaging over 200 million and 30 million daily unique visitors, Youku has established itself as the leading brand in China's online video market, occupying more than half of the market by total time spent online. The World Cup Channel takes its place beside Youku's other leading content channels -- Youku Information, Box Office Hits, TV Serials, and Youku Entertainment.
Youku also announced plans to host a conference in the near future, inviting brand advertisers and partners to discuss ways to best use Youku World Cup Channel to for building brand value and for developing optimal content.
With the FIFA license and Youku's natural marketing advantage, Youku invites brand advertisers and partners to explore this valuable opportunity.
For more information, please contact:
Manager of International Public Relations
Tel: +86-10-5885-1881 x7128
CONTACT: Youku.com Inc., Jean Shao, Manager of International Public
Relations, +86-10-5885-1881 x7128, or firstname.lastname@example.org
Announcing Two New Sleek and Stylish Devices: Nokia C5 and Nokia X5
BEIJING, China, April 23, 2010-- Nokia (NYSE: NOK) today strengthens its TD-SCDMA portfolio announcing two
new devices: the Nokia X5 and the Nokia C5 for TD-SCDMA. Customized for China
Mobile - the world's leading operator - these two new TD-SCDMA devices which
include the first joint mobile application store, the Mobile Market-Ovi
Store, are another demonstration of Nokia's continued commitment to TD-SCDMA
as a major standard in China. The Nokia X5 and C5 will debut at the World
Expo Shanghai 2010, where consumers can test the Nokia TD-SCDMA devices
powerful entertainment features and rich internet experience in the China
Mobile Expo area.
With these devices, users can connect to the internet through China
Mobiles high-speed 3G (TD-SCDMA) network as well as enjoy preloaded
applications such as CMCC Music, Mobile Video, Fetion IM, and the Mobile
"Nokia is boosting its leadership in the TD-SCDMA market by strengthening
its TD-SCDMA portfolio with products that appeal to a wide range of customers
at a range of price points. After the milestone collaboration with China
Mobile on the Mobile Market-Ovi Store, we also continue to offer new and
stylish devices to satisfy our consumers," said Chris Leong, Senior Vice
President, Greater China, Korea & Japan.
"We are also very excited to become a board member of TD Forum after
being involved in the forum's activities for years. We have a long-term
commitment to TD-SCDMA and we take our leadership role very seriously. We
will continue to drive for TD-SCDMA technology and market development as well
as evolution towards TD-LTE. And thus will contribute the prosperity of
TD-SCDMA in China, with both high quality TD-SCDMA devices and rich
applications and services." Leong added.
Nokia X5: an exciting music experience and iconic design make users stand
out from the crowd
Designed for music lovers and young trendsetters, the new Nokia X5 is the
first Nokia TD-SCDMA Symbian based entertainment device. Taking the lead on
music experience in the TD-SCDMA market, the Nokia X5 includes a dedicated
music key and easy access to CMCC music. With an iconic design in three
bright colors - black, white, and red, the Nokia X5 is certain to make
younger Chinese consumers stand out from the crowd.
With its 5.0-megapixel camera, dual LED flash and video recording
functions, the Nokia X5 ensures users will never miss an opportunity to
record life's important moments. The device makes it easy to recall those
special moments for viewing pictures and videos on a 2.4'' QVGA 16M color TFT
display. Direct access to MM-Ovi Store, mobile video, Fetion IM, and Mobile
Map/Navigation bring consumers an exceptional mobile internet experience,
while pre-loaded rich contents also contribute to an impressive entertainment
The Nokia X5 will become available in China during the second quarter of
Nokia C5: an exciting mobile internet experience in a stylish, compact
The Nokia C5 is a stylish, powerful TD-SCDMA device at a new
affordability level in Nokia's TD-SCDMA portfolio and is guaranteed to turn
heads. The Nokia C5 has a stylish stainless-steel keypad in a compact design.
Rich in features and applications, the Nokia C5 is pre-loaded with Fetion and
139 mailbox, and offers easy access to all services and applications on
Offering a 5.0 megapixel camera and a 2.4'' QVGA 16M color TFT display to
allow consumers to take, view great pictures and videos in great detail and
share with family and friends. There are two colors schemes available -
silver and black.
The Nokia C5 will become available in China during the third quarter of
At Nokia, we are committed to connecting people. We combine advanced
technology with personalized services that enable people to stay close to
what matters to them. Every day, more than 1.2 billion people connect to one
another with a Nokia device - from mobile phones to advanced smartphones and
high-performance mobile computers. Today, Nokia is integrating its devices
with innovative services through Ovi (http://www.ovi.com), including music, maps,
apps, email and more. Nokia's NAVTEQ is a leader in comprehensive digital
mapping and navigation services, while Nokia Siemens Networks provides
equipment, services and solutions for communications networks globally.
Harman and Neusoft Form Strategic Partnership to Develop Advanced Technologies in Automotive and Consumer Electronics
Joint Development Centers Established in China and Germany
SHENYANG, China, April 23 -- Harman International (NYSE:HAR) and Neusoft Corporation (600718.SH) announced today that the two companies have agreed to enter into partnership for the development of advanced technologies in automotive and consumer electronics. As a result of this collaboration, Harman and Neusoft have jointly established technology development centers in Shenyang, China and Hamburg, Germany that will extend both parties' technological leadership in these fast-growing industries. The opening ceremony of the Harman and Neusoft Joint Offshore Development Center was held on April 23, 2010 in Neusoft Park, Shenyang, China.
Beginning with some 250 professionals, this partnership is expected to increase the number of technical resources working on Harman products and systems by more 500 personnel within the next two years. The milestone collaboration leverages Harman's market-leading position in automotive infotainment and audio technologies, and Neusoft's more than 15 years of expertise in automotive technologies and product engineering solutions.
"We are delighted to welcome Neusoft as a strategic partner," said Dinesh C. Paliwal, Harman's Chairman, President and CEO. "This relationship will accelerate our development of next-generation technologies and sharpen our execution focus in delivering Harman's record $10 billion audio and infotainment order book, while adding Neusoft's deep expertise to our commitment to keep our customers at the leading edge of navigation technologies. Further, Neusoft's experience in Chinese, Japanese and Korean navigation solutions will help Harman extend its Western automotive
leadership to Asia."
"Harman's leading market share and close relationships with global automakers will provide a platform for Neusoft's expertise in next-generation technologies for automotive and consumer electronics, which will significantly enhance Neusoft's position in the global product engineering market." said Dr. Jiren Liu, Chairman and CEO of Neusoft Corporation. "By partnering with Harman, Neusoft will also further improve our development and innovation competitiveness in the product engineering field, as well as enhance our overall delivery capabilities for our customers in the European market."
Neusoft Corporation ( http://www.neusoft.com/ ) is a leading IT solutions and services provider in China. Neusoft is also a leading product engineering services provider with worldwide operations, serving an increasing range of large corporate customers from all over the world. Focusing on software technology, Neusoft provides industry solutions, product engineering solutions, related software products & platforms, and services. With more than 16,000 employees around the world, Neusoft has a comprehensive marketing and service network in more than 40 cities across China, as well as subsidiaries in the U.S., Europe, Japan and Middle East. The Company is the first listed software company in China and is traded on the Shanghai Stock Exchange.
Harman International Industries, Incorporated ( http://www.harman.com/ ) designs, manufactures and markets a wide range of audio and infotainment products for the automotive, consumer and professional markets. Harman International maintains a strong presence in the Americas, Europe and Asia and has approximately 11,000 employees worldwide. The Harman International family of brands includes some 15 leading names including AKG(R), Harman Kardon(R), Infinity(R), JBL(R), Lexicon(R) and Mark Levinson. Harman International's stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "NYSE: HAR."
Brad A. Hoffman
Vice President, Corporate Communications
Harman International Industries, Incorporated
Ateam Inc. Launches Pubbles!! -- A Casual Match-3 Puzzle Game for Windows Computers!
- Pubbles is a new charming puzzler available as download for US$9.99 -
NAGOYA, Japan, April 23 -- Ateam Inc., a leading Internet and mobile content developer in Japan, announced on April 23 its Pubbles game for Windows (TM) computers is now available for download through the game's website http://www.pubblesgame.com (US$9.99). Pubbles features a relaxing and enjoyable marine theme with soft colors and beautiful backgrounds created exclusively for the game. With 3 great game modes, consumers on tight gaming budgets can enjoy Pubbles for hours and hours at half the price of most other popular casual match-3 puzzlers. Also as a free bonus, Pubbles comes with 10 beautiful desktop wallpapers straight from the game.
"I'm excited that people around the world will have the opportunity to play Ateam's first PC game Pubbles," explained Takao Hayashi, founder and president of Ateam Inc. "I think with its wonderful graphics and stress-free play style, everyone from kids to adults will enjoy Pubbles."
In Pubbles the player pops sets of 3 or more bubbles to gain points and clear levels. If a large set of bubbles is popped at once, the player is rewarded with a dazzling lightening blast special which creates point coins to collect and the chance for sensational combos. Players can play at their own pace in RELAX mode, or challenge their skills in the quicker and more challenging EXPERT mode. Players can also have fun timing their popping speed in SPEED POP mode. Get Pubbles today for just US$9.99 at http://www.pubblesgame.com.
Ateam Inc. (http://www.a-tm.co.jp) is a leading Internet and mobile content developer in Japan. Based in Nagoya, Ateam Inc. was founded in 2000 and creates/manages websites used widely throughout the country, develops hundreds of game sites and content for Japanese mobile phones, and releases consumer games around the world through digital platforms like WiiWare (TM) and iPhone (TM). For the last 2 years Ateam has been in the Top 10 of the Deloitte Technology Fast50 as one of Japan's fastest growing technology companies.
* ALL TRADEMARKS ARE THE PROPERTY OF THEIR RESPECTIVE OWNERS.
Yuko Mayumi or Kensuke Shibata
Marketing Division, Promotion Group
New Catalogs and Reference Guide Publications From Anixter: Info on the Latest Communications and Security Products and Standards
GLENVIEW, Ill., April 22 -- Anixter (NYSE:AXE) announced today the release of three new publications that address the current and future technological and product needs of the enterprise cabling and security industries: Anixter's Standards Reference Guide, Communications Products catalog and Security Solutions catalog.
As technologies in the enterprise cabling and security industries evolve, keeping up with the latest products and solutions can be challenging. The 2010 catalogs and Standards Reference Guide are the latest effort in Anixter's commitment to provide customers with the necessary products and updates on trends, new technologies and industry standards that affect the networking and security markets. The Communications Products and Security Solutions catalogs include information on Anixter ipAssured(SM), the migration to IP-based physical security and networking overviews. The Standards Reference Guide highlights the most relevant standards from the TIA, ISO, IEEE standards bodies and more.
Anixter's Standards Reference Guide places all of the most relevant network cabling standards into an easy-to-use pocket guide. Designed to be a clear and concise at-a-glance guide, the Standards Reference Guide provides the latest networking standards and performance specifications to help ensure an installation is meeting industry best practices, guidelines and standards to minimize transmission errors. The guide includes the latest network cabling standards, including the new ANSI/TIA-568-C suite of standards.
The 2010 Communications Products and Security Solutions catalogs bring together the most recent security and communications products with reference material that covers the latest networking standards. User friendly with bold and rich colors, the easy-to-navigate resources are searchable by part number, product type or manufacturer.
Products for the 2010 Communications Products catalog include:
-- High-performance copper and fiber optic cabling solutions
-- Racks, cabinets and cable management
-- Power, cooling and environmental management
-- Installation tools, test equipment and accessories
-- Outside plant cabling solutions and building entrance protection.
Products for the 2010 Security Solutions catalog include:
-- IP surveillance, networking and storage products
-- Video transmission and wireless products
-- Security racks, consoles and enclosures
-- Access control and intrusion detection systems
-- Sound and paging systems, fire alarm systems, power products.
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RFS Unveils HYBRIFLEX, the World's First Lightweight Aluminum Hybrid Feeder Cabling Solution for Remote Radio Heads
COLOMBES, France, April 22, 2010-- With HYBRIFLEX, its revolutionary new RRH hybrid feeder
cabling solution, Radio Frequency Systems (RFS), the global wireless and
broadcast infrastructure specialist, becomes the first company to combine
optical fiber and DC power for Remote Radio Heads (RRHs) in a single
lightweight aluminum corrugated cable. RFS' patented solution enables the
cabling expenditure reductions, ease-of-installation and operational
efficiency mobile operators need to evolve their networks while limiting
their power consumption and carbon footprint at cellular sites.
Upgrading technology, reducing operating expenditures (OPEX)
and decreasing CO2 emissions at cellular sites are constant challenges for
operators around the globe. As part of their efforts, many operators are
deploying a distributed base station architecture where RRHs are installed
next to the antenna on the tower or rooftop rather than deploying old-style
macro base stations. Installing RRHs close to antennas reduces costs by
cutting power consumption - typically in half - but means RF transmission,
power and grounding cables must all be brought to the RRH on the tower or
Recognizing operators' challenges, RFS developed HYBRIFLEX,
which allows operators to connect up to three sectors with a single composite
optical fiber and power cable with the grounding function incorporated
directly in the cable.
"RFS' innovative single-cable architecture allows operators to
reduce the number of RRH cables required from nine to one," explains Marc
Kaeumle, Vice President, RF Transmission and Distribution at RFS. "Along with
decreasing the load on the tower or rooftop, HYBRIFLEX dramatically
simplifies and cuts the cost of installation while enabling significant
savings. For example, installation of stripped fiber optic cable pairs
directly to the RRH eliminates the need for expensive junction boxes and
limits wind load. In addition, by enabling simple, flexible and
cost-effective deployment of RRHs close to antennas, HYBRIFLEX helps
operators reduce power consumption at their cellular sites - an important
step toward achieving their CO2 reduction objectives," concludes Kaeumle.
HYBRIFLEX's unique design and structure offer additional
- To simplify inventory management of cable accessories,
HYBRIFLEX is designed according to standard RF feeder diameter. This
means commonly available RFS CELLFLEX LCF 1/2-inch and LCF 7/8-inch
feeder accessories can be used in all HYBRIFLEX installations.
- For maximum flexibility, HYBRIFLEX can be connectorized
on-site. Alternatively, pre-connectorized solutions and services are
available to help standardize the RRH cabling process.
- To ensure an extremely lightweight cable, the armor is
aluminum. Aluminum also offers the fragile fiber optic cables inside
more protection than polyethylene tubes and at a much lower cost than
Incorporating the grounding function, which is critical to
RRHs, also eliminates the need for and cost of cable grounding.
Trademarks: Radio Frequency Systems(R), RFS(R) and CELLFLEX(R)
are registered trademarks and HYBRIFLEX(TM) is a trademark of Radio Frequency
Systems. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
Radio Frequency Systems (RFS) is a global designer and
manufacturer of cable, antenna and tower systems, plus active and passive RF
conditioning modules, providing total-package solutions for wireless
RFS serves OEMs, distributors, system integrators, operators
and installers in the broadcast, wireless communications, land-mobile and
microwave market sectors. As an ISO compliant organization with manufacturing
and customer service facilities that span the globe, RFS offers cutting-edge
engineering capabilities, superior field support and innovative product
design. RFS is a leader in wireless infrastructure.