HotelPlanner.com Launches New Meeting Space Reservations Platform
HotelPlanner.com provides a new meeting and banquet space search tool to leisure and corporate meeting planners.
SAN DIEGO, March 18 -- HotelPlanner.com provides a new meeting and banquet space search tool for leisure and corporate meeting planners to find and book hotel meeting space.
HotelPlanner.com, a leader in online group travel, releases their latest product geared towards group and meeting planners looking to book hotel meeting space. Planners are able to search space pricing and available room layouts in a very user friendly interface. This cutting edge tool makes meeting space planning easy for both small one day boardroom meetings and large conventions that require multiple meeting spaces and layouts. The system also contains proprietary information on food and beverage pricing, meeting related taxes/fees, meeting space photos, and special promotions for free or discounted meeting space.
"We are excited to see the very early adoption of the product by both our planners and hotel members," said John Prince, HotelPlanner's CIO. "We feel the industry was in need of a comprehensive meeting space search and that we are in a unique position to deliver the service well."
The new meeting space booking system will provide a distribution channel for all hotels whether they are a small 2 star property or a large convention centric property. Similar to HotelPlanner's market leading group sleeping rooms system, planners will be able to find great rates and extensive meeting space content while being able to work with the hotel managers directly.
HotelPlanner.com is the leading provider of online services to the estimated $30-45 billion global group hotel sales market. Customers retain the ultimate decision-making power, enjoying access to competitive rates without ever having to pick up the phone or purchasing rooms at an undetermined hotel for pre-negotiated rates. Currently, HotelPlanner's system processes over 15,000 group leads per month completely online. Over 33,000 hotel members currently compete online for HotelPlanner's group business daily. HotelPlanner.com has increased sales in 2009 during a year when most travel companies were drastically down. HotelPlanner.com is projecting the same rapid lead and revenue growth for 2010.
For more information about this topic, please contact Katie Teixeira by calling 888-300 3647 x 150 or email Katie Teixeira at Katie@hotelplanner.com
The HTC Desire is the Superphone you Have Been Waiting for
WATFORD, England, March 18, 2010-- The HTC Desire (http://www.mobiles.co.uk/htc-desire.html), previously
known as the Bravo, is the HTC branded version of the Google Nexus One.
Boasting many quality features, you will love every aspect of this mobile
phone. The handset runs on a combination of both Google Android and HTC Sense
which lets users customise multiple home screens with web feeds and other
content which is most relevant to them, and users receive a continuous stream
of comments, photos and status updates on popular social networking sites
such as Facebook and Twitter. When you go to contact one of your friends, all
the possible methods of communication are listed; from email to text to
Facebook and calling. There are endless amounts of downloadable apps
available from the Android Market and Google services can also be accessed
such as Google Maps, Google Search and Gmail.
With a 3.7 inch AMOLED touchscreen display with multi-touch, the web
browsing and multi-media services are an enjoyable experience for the user.
The quality on screen is almost lifelike, and thanks to the AMOLED
technology, vibrant colours can be experienced as well as conserving battery
power and allows the phone to come in at just 11.9mm thick. The touchscreen
phone (http://www.mobiles.co.uk/touch-screen-mobile-phones.html) is very
responsive; capacitive technology is used which means the display will only
respond to your finger, so there is no risk of hitting any other keys by
mistake. The multi-touch feature is employed with web browsing, photos and
maps making the overall experience a lot more effortless. An accelerometer
has also been added to rotate the angle of the screen and there is also a
proximity sensor which automatically sets the screen to stand by when you are
on a call.
The 5.0 megapixel camera which is in store comes with autofocus and an
LED flash which all combine to create top quality photos. Users can keep the
photos stored on the Desire to look back at on the 3.7inch display, email
them to friends or upload online to share over blogs or photo sharing sites
such as FlikR.
Apps and programs can be launched instantly and multiple applications can
be running at once without affecting the speed thanks to the built in 1GHz
processor. HSDPA, which is also referred to as Mobile Broadband, is also
employed on the Desire which offers high speeds to users.
The HTC Desire has built in GPS
(http://www.mobiles.co.uk/gps-mobile-phones.html) is great for finding your
current position, planning your next journey and can be used as a general Sat
Nav Device. This feature is optimised for use with Google Maps, meaning you
will never lose your way again when the Desire is by your side.
Email client is a very useful feature for those of you who like to keep
on top of emails, both business and personal. This feature allows you to
receive your emails directly onto the handset, and you can send pictures,
videos, texts or emails to any email account worldwide. This is a very cheap
and simple way to keep in contact with friends, family or colleagues.
Keep all of your music stored on the built in music player of the HTC
Desire (http://www.mobiles.co.uk/vodafone-htc-desire.html). You have the
freedom to listen to your tunes wherever you are, so if you fancy listening
to one of your tracks while you are on the bus then you can do so. The Desire
also has an external memory card slot which supports 32GB microSD cards,
making it possible to store thousands of tracks at one time.
http://www.mobiles.co.uk/ is a pure play contract phone and pay as you go
mobile provider. Top handset manufacturers currently sold include the latest
Nokia mobile phone and Sony Ericsson mobile phone to inc0lude the HTC desire.
Each contract is available with an additional gift to include Free Laptops,
Free Nintendo Wii and Free PS3's
Rob Hughes at Summit Media; E: email@example.com; T: +44(0)1430-876876 x258
GigaBeam to Conduct Rooftop Tour of WISP During CTIA Wireless 2010 Las Vegas Conference
WHAT: The media is invited to join us for a rooftop tour and photo op of 1Velocity's Las Vegas WISP powered by GigaBeam's Gi-CORE technology.
WHO: Tour hosted by GigaBeam. GigaBeam is the global leader in broadband wireless solutions offering options from 2 to 90 GHz as well as network design and implementation services.
WHEN: Wednesday March 24, 2010. Three two hour tours are slated from 12am til 6pm.
WHERE: GigaBeam will provide transportation and assign a convenient meeting place upon receiving your RSVP. Space is limited, so please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 919.698.6469
WHY: 1Velocity provides metro Ethernet services to business and governments in Las Vegas and Reno with bandwidth from 10 Mbps to 2.5 Gbps for Ethernet virtual private line (EVPL) service and Internet access. The rooftop tour will allow you the opportunity to see close up gigabit ethernet backhaul radios successfully in action operating as part of a city wide metro ethernet network.
New Podcast Series Examines Hiring and Compensation Trends in the Legal Profession
MENLO PARK, Calif., March 18 -- Robert Half Legal, a leading staffing service specializing in lawyers, paralegals and other highly skilled legal professionals, has launched a new podcast series on Legal Talk Network. The first installment of the quarterly series is Hiring and Compensation Trends in the Legal Profession, and is available at http://legal.rhi.mediaroom.com/podcasts.
"We are excited to partner with Legal Talk Network to deliver content that will help professionals manage their hiring and job search processes more effectively," said Charles Volkert, executive director of Robert Half Legal. "Our work with thousands of law firm and corporate legal department clients and candidates gives us a unique perspective on the employment landscape. We are pleased to share this outlook with a broader base of legal professionals in a format that is easy to access whenever and wherever it's most convenient for them."
Hiring and Compensation Trends in the Legal Profession addresses the following issues:
-- The critical points driving hiring decisions now; where and why
organizations plan to add staff this year
-- How the downturn has permanently changed the selection process
-- Pitfalls that hiring managers and job seekers should avoid
-- The growth of project hiring and legal project teams
Future Robert Half Legal Report podcasts will cover how law firms and corporate legal departments are redefining the meaning of value; how organizations are utilizing flexible staffing strategies; and where to find greater efficiencies in the e-discovery process.
About Legal Talk Network
Launched in 2005, Legal Talk Network produces podcasts hosted by leading attorneys and legal experts. The podcasts are available on demand on the Legal Talk Network website, on iTunes, by free subscription to RSS, and from legal portals, blogs, and social networking sites. For more information, visit legaltalknetwork.com.
About Robert Half Legal
Robert Half Legal is the legal staffing division of Robert Half International. The company provides law firms and corporate legal departments with highly skilled professionals, including lawyers, paralegals and legal support personnel, on a project and full-time basis. Robert Half Legal offers online job search services at http://www.roberthalflegal.com.
Source: Robert Half Legal
CONTACT: Maureen Carrig of Robert Half Legal, +1-650-520-0780,
Denali's Mark Gogolewski to Address ISQED 2010 Audience
Industry Executive Discusses Achieving High-Quality Design and Verification at Low Expense Amidst Today's Skyrocketing Costs
SUNNYVALE, Calif., March 18 -- Denali Software, Inc., a leading provider of intellectual property (IP) and electronic design automation (EDA) software, today announced that Mark Gogolewski, the chief technology officer (CTO) and chief financial officer (CFO) at Denali, will deliver a keynote speech at next week's International Symposium on Quality Electronic Design (ISQED), scheduled Tuesday, March 23rd at the DoubleTree Hotel in San Jose, CA.
WHO: Mark Gogolewski, CTO & CFO at Denali Software
"Beyond Endless Verification: Delivering High-Quality at Low
Expense." With design verification costs skyrocketing across
the industry, Denali Software faced the same challenge when
tackling the verification of their configurable controller for
PCI Express, one of the most popular, yet complex, interface
protocols. As a commercial provider of IP, quality could not be
sacrificed. At the same time, the business model could not
support a huge design and verification team, nor wait forever.
In his keynote, Denali CTO Mark Gogolewski will center on how a
small group of talented, highly motivated engineers was able to
consistently deliver one of the industry's most complex IP
cores, reliably and on-time. For more information, visit:
WHEN: Tuesday, March 23, 2010 - 9:45am - 10:15am
WHERE: DoubleTree Hotel, San Jose, California - Fir/Oak Salons
About Denali Software
Denali Software, Inc., is a leading provider of electronic design automation (EDA) software and intellectual property (IP) for system-on-chip (SoC) design and verification. Denali delivers the industry's most trusted solutions for deploying PCI Express, NAND Flash, USB, and DDR DRAM subsystems. Developers use Denali's EDA, IP and services to reduce risk and speed time-to-market for electronic system and chip design. Denali is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California and has offices around the world to serve the global electronics industry. More information about Denali, its products and services is available at http://www.denali.com.
Denali and the Denali logo are trademarks of Denali Software Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
Denali Software, Inc.
Source: Denali Software, Inc.
CONTACT: Pierre Golde of Denali Software, Inc., +1-408-743-4262,
Exclusive Family Spring Break Offers; Kick Off New Luxury Traveler ePub From Best Hotel Packages
-- The Gold Leaf Offers Ritz Laguna Niguel Family VIP Package And Limited Time Hotel Del Coronado Special Sale
WASHINGTON, March 18 -- Online travel sites do a great job of covering the hotel basics, especially when you need an airport hotel for an overnight business meeting. But upper luxury hotels were mostly overlooked by online sites until Best Hotel Packages launched a beta test of its new hotel booking site late last year.
Best Hotel Packages (links to http://www.besthotelpackagesite.com/) has built up a stable of loyal followers who starting today can keep current on the newest and hottest hotel offerings. The site is now publishing a bimonthly ePublication - The Gold Leaf -- that lists the top packages for the upcoming half month, along with other offers and news.
"We are committed to finding the top, oftentimes last minute luxury packages and making them available to our readers," commented Jim Prendergast, Best Hotel Packages spokesperson. "That might mean a ski package at the Four Season's in Jackson Hole, or a surf package at an ocean resort. Offers that connect with our readers' interests and plans."
Designed for discriminating travelers with active lifestyles, Best Hotel Packages (links to http://www.besthotelpackagesite.com/) provides exclusive offers tailored to people that set the travel bar a little higher. It's less about the price - though apples to apples pricing is competitive or better than other online sites - and more about the experience.
The first issue of The Gold Leaf reports on new restaurant and spa offerings at the Washington D.C. Four Season's and the Chicago Fairmont Hotel. The Gold Leaf is only available through Best Hotel Packages site by registering or by requesting in writing on the "contact" page (links to http://www.besthotelpackagesite.com/contact ). The vacuum for upper luxury online hotel sites has been filled.
CONTACT: Jim Prendergast
Source: Best Hotel Packages
CONTACT: Jim Prendergast, +1-312-280-8706, email@example.com, for
Best Hotel Packages
Inaugural Cloud Connect 2010 Defines the State of the Cloud
Event Gathers Together Entire Cloud Computing Ecosystem, Surpasses Registration Expectations
SAN FRANCISCO, March 18 -- Today Cloud Connect, produced by UBM TechWeb, announced that in its first year, the event exceeded expectations, welcoming 2,000 business executives, IT professionals and developers to the Santa Clara Convention Center this week. An energetic show floor with over 30 vendors, packed conference sessions and market moving keynotes propel UBM TechWeb's Cloud Connect to the forefront as the defining event of the cloud computing industry. For more information visit: http://www.cloudconnectevent.com/.
"The size of event and quality of attendees made Cloud Connect an ideal venue to heighten awareness around security and cloud computing, as well as launch our new McAfee Cloud Secure program for cloud vendors," said Scott Chasin, CTO for McAfee SaaS.
"At Cloud Connect, developers, IT professionals and business decision-makers jam conference sessions, driving the growth and innovation of cloud computing and furthering its adoption," said Steve Wylie, Cloud Connect General Manager. "We couldn't be happier with the response we've received to this first time event."
Through an in-depth educational program, including keynotes, workshops, case studies, general sessions and networking events, as well as an exhibition, attendees have the opportunity to interact face-to-face with cloud computing experts, thought leaders and peers. Cloud Connect provides an unparalleled opportunity for cloud vendors to develop partnerships, understand emerging business models and generate leads.
"As a next generation provider of application performance management solutions, AppDynamics is always looking for new opportunities to meet IT operations and development teams who could benefit from our solution, and we've been enthusiastic about the sheer number of quality meetings we've had at Cloud Connect," said Greg Howard, Director of Marketing for AppDynamics. "It's been a great investment for us and a powerful way to evangelize the AppDynamics approach to application performance."
Cloud Connect sponsors include Diamond Sponsor, IBM; Gold Sponsor, McAfee; Silver Sponsors, CA, GoGrid, MeghaWare, SOASTA and VMOps Inc.
Cloud Connect, produced by UBM TechWeb, is the defining event of the cloud computing industry. As both a conference and an exhibition, Cloud Connect's goal is to chart the course of cloud computing's development by bringing together enterprise IT professionals, developers, infrastructure providers and cloud computing innovators. Cloud Connect is a new one-of-a-kind event that encompasses the entire cloud computing ecosystem featuring Cloud Business Summit, a Launch Pad program, IT & Developer workshops and a full conference program. Cloud Connect is taking place March 15-18, 2010 at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Silicon Valley, CA. For more information visit: http://www.cloudconnectevent.com.
About UBM TechWeb
UBM TechWeb, the global leader in technology media and professional information, enables people and organizations to harness the transformative power of technology. Through its three core businesses - media solutions, marketing services and paid content - UBM TechWeb produces the most respected and consumed brands and media applications in the technology market. More than 14 million business and technology professionals (CIOs and IT managers, Web & Digital professionals, Software Developers, Government decision makers, and Telecom providers) actively engage in UBM TechWeb's communities and information resources monthly. UBM TechWeb brands includes: global face-to-face events such as Interop, Web 2.0, Black Hat and VoiceCon; award-winning online resources such as InformationWeek, Light Reading, and Network Computing; and market-leading InformationWeek, Wall Street & Technology, and Advanced Trading magazines. UBM TechWeb is a UBM company, a global provider of news distribution and specialist information services with a market capitalization of more than $2.5 billion.
Source: UBM TechWeb
CONTACT: Joylyn Tanner, PR Specialist of UBM TechWeb, +1-415-947-6319,
Timesys(R) - Preferred Linux Solution Provider for Texas Instruments Processors - Announces Support for the New TMS320DM365 DaVinci(TM) Video Processor
Complete open-source Linux solution offers high levels of integration with TI's DVSDK, Linux GStreamer framework and other multimedia middleware
PITTSBURGH, March 18 -- Timesys® Corporation (http://www.timesys.com/), preferred Linux solution provider for Texas Instruments processors, today announced LinuxLink support for the Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) TMS320DM365 DaVinci(TM) video processor. The new offering provides developers with tools and a pre-integrated build environment that allows them to take full advantage of the DM365 features and peripherals. The digital video software development kit (DVSDK) integration enables developers to design products that take advantage of TI's value-add video acceleration and codecs, including H.264 and MPEG-4, while the Linux GStreamer framework allows developers' Linux applications to take full advantage of hardware video acceleration in their value-add code.
With a LinuxLink subscription, customers can design around Linux on the DM365 DaVinci video processor and benefit from the latest open source code. Developers using LinuxLink have access to rich user interface graphic frameworks -- such as Qt Embedded -- and many different media playback frameworks and applications. They can quickly design a variety of applications with LinuxLink's award-winning online and desktop-hosted build tools (called Factory). By allowing users to integrate third-party packages, custom applications and proprietary software -- including TI's DVSDK -- the desktop version of the Factory build tool offers unique flexibility compared to any other Linux build platform.
LinuxLink customers can start with the recent 2.6.32 Linux kernel which comes with support for many of the device drivers present on the DM365 evaluation module (EVM), including Ethernet, Flash, LCD, McBSP, TV in/out, USB and more. The complete list of drivers, Linux packages/middleware and other utilities can be found in the TI DM365 Development Center, located on the Timesys Web site at https://linuxlink.timesys.com/dev_center/dm365.
"We are very excited about expanding our support for the TI DaVinci processor family by adding LinuxLink support for the new DM365 processor," said Maciej Halasz, Director of Product Management at Timesys. "LinuxLink is well-suited for building Linux products for target markets for which the TI processor is designed, such as digital picture frames, DVRs, media players and surveillance systems. It offers open source aligned Linux components and tools to help design a variety of embedded multimedia and video products, leveraging TI's technology."
Application developers will benefit from LinuxLink development tools, including the Eclipse-based TimeStorm IDE and commonly used debugging tools including the integration of a number of JTAG debuggers commonly used with TI processors. The application development tools are integrated with the Factory assembled development environment. This integration makes it easy to use new APIs and ensures that development and runtime environments are in sync. When needed, LinuxLink customers have immediate access to a vast suite of documentation and tutorials as well as support from Timesys' expert engineers.
"LinuxLink from Timesys enables customers to speed development for a variety of Linux-based applications by providing access to the latest open source code. By offering LinuxLink support on TI's DM365 DaVinci video processor, this innovative solution allows developers to leverage the video acceleration and codec support needed for video applications, including H.264 and MPGEG-4," says Sonia Ghelani, TI's DM3xx marketing manager.
In addition to the LinuxLink product, Timesys also offers professional services to customers requiring access to highly experienced Linux system developers to work on specific projects in partnership with their in-house engineers.
For a limited time, developers can obtain free trial access to LinuxLink, to quickly configure, build and evaluate embedded Linux on the DM365 DaVinci video processor by registering at https://linuxlink.timesys.com/register/factory. Developers should enter promotion code PRDM365 when completing the form.
Timesys is the provider of LinuxLink, a high-productivity software development framework for embedded Linux applications. The LinuxLink framework includes the Linux kernel, cross-toolchain, application development IDE, an award-winning build system called Factory, a vast library of middleware packages, software stacks and libraries, documentation and expert technical support. LinuxLink enables development teams to consistently build and maintain a custom, open source embedded Linux platform through regularly updated Linux sources, proven middleware packages, and a scriptable GNU-based build environment. LinuxLink reduces the time, resources, risk and cost associated with building a product based on open source Linux. For more information, visit http://www.timesys.com/.
About the Texas Instruments Developer Network
Timesys is a member of the TI Developer Network, a community of respected, well-established companies offering products and services based on TI analog and digital technology. The Network provides a broad range of end-equipment solutions, embedded software, engineering services and development tools that help customers accelerate innovation to make the world smarter, healthier, safer, greener and more fun. http://www.ti.com/dspdevnetwork
Timesys is a registered trademark of Timesys Corporation.
DaVinci is a trademark of Texas Instruments.
Eclipse is a trademark of Eclipse Foundation, Inc.
Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds in the United States and other countries.
All other trademarks and registered trademarks belong to their respective owners.
Astute Networks' Caspian Edge Storage Blades Support 3.6TB of Carrier-Grade ATCA Storage Per Slot With New Seagate Savvio Hard Drives
SAN DIEGO, March 18 -- Astute Networks, Inc., a leading provider of bladed storage solutions optimized for the most demanding applications on the edge of the network, today announced support for the Seagate® Savvio® 600GB 10K RPM SAS disk drives. The high-capacity 2.5-inch form factor of the Savvio drives expands the capacity of Astute Networks' Caspian Edge Storage blades to as much as 3.6 terabytes (TB) of capacity per Advanced Telecommunications Computing Architecture (ATCA) slot. Astute Networks is the first ATCA storage supplier to announce availability of the 600GB capacity drives in its systems.
Customers in the telecommunications and defense industries require high-availability storage solutions that are designed for mission-critical applications. In addition to functionality, these solutions must operate under extreme conditions, consume minimal power, occupy a minimal footprint and support a wide range of ATCA configurations. Astute Networks' Caspian Edge Storage Blade platform is the industry's first 10Gb ATCA iSCSI storage blade which provides a foundation for high-performance, sharable, scalable storage capacity.
With the advent of high-capacity 2.5-inch disk drives like the Seagate Savvio 600GB SAS drives, users can implement extremely high-capacity ATCA configurations without sacrificing performance. The Caspian storage solution can accommodate as many as six drives per ATCA slot (with the optional RTM), resulting in up to 3.6TB of usable capacity. Caspian is also NEBS (Network Equipment Building System) and Mil-Spec certified for added data protection in demanding operating environments.
"Astute Networks has responded to its customers' ever-increasing need for capacity and performance with the addition of the Seagate Savvio 600GB SAS drives to its product line," said Keith Klarer, vice president of hardware engineering, Astute Networks. "The powerful and compact architecture of the 2.5-inch Savvio drives enables us to deliver rack mount storage capacity with all the benefits of ATCA such as deployment simplicity, power and space savings in an open standards architecture. In addition, Caspian's patent-pending, proprietary thermal cooling design ensures operational reliability for high performance media."
"Customers continue to make the transition from 3.5-inch drives to the 2.5-inch form factor to save on space, weight and power consumption," said Henry Fabian, executive director of product marketing, Seagate Technology. "The Savvio® 10K.4 hard drive is the world's first 2.5-inch 10K RPM enterprise drive to deliver 600GB of capacity while at the same time delivering 50 percent improvement in power efficiency over traditional 3.5-inch drives and a 20 percent increase in reliability."
About Astute Networks, Inc.
Astute Networks is the leading provider of bladed storage solutions for edge applications to the telecommunications, military, aerospace, government and other mission-critical markets. The company's focus is to provide the most reliable ATCA storage platform with high availability, optimal performance and efficient space and power utilization. Astute Networks' edge storage solutions are easy to deploy and maintain and feature lower product lifecycle costs while decreasing time to market. Astute Networks is located in San Diego, Calif. For additional information, visit http://www.astutenetworks.com. Astute Networks - Edge Storage Made Simple(TM).
Astute Networks and its logo are registered trademarks of Astute Networks, Inc. Seagate, Seagate Technology, and Savvio are registered trademarks of Seagate Technology LLC. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners. When referring to drive capacity, one gigabyte, or GB, equals one billion bytes and one terabyte, or TB, equals one thousand billion bytes. Your computer's operating system may use a different standard of measurement and report a lower capacity. In addition, some of the listed capacity is used for formatting and other functions and will not be available for data storage.
Source: Astute Networks, Inc.
CONTACT: Kirsten Garvin, Director of Product Marketing of Astute
Networks, Inc., +1-858-673-7700, ext. 258, firstname.lastname@example.org
YURBUDS(TM) Named 1st 'Official Earphones of the SunTrust National Marathon'
ST. LOUIS, March 18 -- Yurbuds announced today its yurbuds earbud enhancers have been selected as the "Official earphones" of the SunTrust National Marathon in Washington, D.C., this month. For the first time in its five-year history, the National Marathon will be allowing participants to wear earphones during the annual race.
Yurbuds' CEO Seth Burgett and co-founder Richard Daniels both understand races and race safety. A tri-athlete, and 20 time marathon runner respectively, their yurbuds earbud enhancers were developed as a direct result of their own negative experiences with earbud-style headphones that wouldn't stay in, hurt their ears and provided poor sound quality. After intense half-Ironman training that left his ears hurting more than his body, Burgett, an entrepreneur with a background in medical devices, knew he could solve this problem. The resulting product, yurbuds earbud enhancers, provides customers with an ultra-soft earbud that won't fall out and produces exceptional sound quality at lower volumes.
"Given Yurbuds' emphasis on audio health, safety, and the popularity of the product among runners, it made sense for us to seek them out as our first ever 'Official Earphone,'" stated Chris Regan, National Marathon Organizer. "The race participant's safety is our first priority, so the fact that yurbuds earbud enhancers allow in ambient noise made them the perfect fit for us!"
"As part of a recently launched campaign in support of breast cancer research efforts, $10 from the sale of every pair of pink yurbuds with yurphones sold at the National Marathon Expo will be donated to the National Capital Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure®, to support local efforts to fight breast cancer," said Daniel DeVille, Senior Cause Marketing Manager for Yurbuds. "We've also pledged to help raise $1,000,000 for the St. Louis Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure®."
"We are asking everyone to wear their pink yurbuds at the race in support of our 'Save yur Hearing, Save a Life' campaign," said Seth Burgett.
Consumers and supporters of the Komen St. Louis Race for the Cure® can purchase yurbuds4life online at http://www.yurbuds4life.org. $10.00 from each sale of each pair of yurbuds earbud enhancers with yurphones will be donated to the Komen St. Louis Affiliate.
EAST GRINSTEAD, England, March 18, 2010-- Today, http://www.kompass.co.uk , a leading B2B database, re-launches
with a brand new website.
Visitors to the new site will experience an improved interface with
subscribers benefiting from many new and improved advanced features and
advertisers gaining advantage in their markets through enhanced search
facilities and SEO improving their online presence.
Now, when users enter a search - "cutlery" for example - they will
receive not only search results containing the word cutlery but also 'similar
terms' such as knife, fork and spoon. They can also use the newly optimised
Request for Quotes system direct from search results by filling in a quick
online form and get quotes matching their needs direct from relevant
Subscribers will also benefit from a much improved advanced search
facilities with new options for selecting the targeted data and lists for
their specific needs be that direct marketing, email marketing, direct mail,
telemarketing, sales prospecting, procurement or research.
While users of Kompass benefit from this added functionality, suppliers
benefit too. New effective advertising options are available and existing
advertisers will benefit from being found more readily with the improved
search engine and centrally managed SEO strategy.
"Kompass has always been a highly effective sale & marketing tool, very
much valued by our loyal customer base," said Rod Kain, General Manager,
"With the relaunch, we're able to give added value to both our
information users and our advertisers. Our advertisers get a better return on
their investment and our users can find what they're looking for, get quotes
direct from companies and most importantly are better able to utilise the
massive potential the Kompass database holds in terms of new business
About Kompass UK
Kompass connects business to business - As part of a well established and
highly successful global franchise Kompass UK has a database of over 2.7
million companies locally collected at source and managed in over 60
countries worldwide providing a high quality product which can be used for
Sales, Marketing, Research and Procurement and highly targeted using over 30
Leader in Electronic Document Review Increases Capacity to Meet Client Demand
DALLAS, March 18 -- Level 2 Review, one of the country's leading providers of document review and e-discovery services, is pleased to announce the company's continued expansion with the opening of an office in Dallas.
The second location doubles the office space of Tyler, Texas-based Level 2 Review, accommodating more than 150 attorneys in Tyler and Dallas to review documents and provide other e-discovery services for its clients.
"The additional Dallas office allows us more room to provide the same excellent service our clients have come to expect," says Joey Seeber, President and CEO of Level 2 Review. "It also provides us extra space for rapid deployment of dozens of additional attorneys on short notice if necessary."
Located in the heart of Richardson's Telecom Corridor, the company's new office is equipped with the latest technology and security features. With 4,500 square feet, high-speed fiber connectivity and the technology infrastructure to deploy more than 80 attorneys, the space provides the document review team with the tools to quickly, accurately and securely meet the needs of law firms and corporate legal departments.
The new office continues the recent growth of Level 2 Review, which has expanded greatly since 2009. With room for dozens of additional reviewers, the company offers scaled solutions to handle any client project, regardless of size.
"We started Level 2 Review to help law firms and corporate legal departments that demand efficiency, strict cost controls and the highest commitment to quality," says Eric Findlay, Founding Director of Level 2 Review. "With our expansion into Dallas we continue this mission, and expand our ability to handle projects of any size."
The company's work in Dallas will be led by Vice President - Client Services Roberta Ozan, Senior Project Manager Daniel Bonner and other senior staff as the workload requires.
"The legal community in Dallas is second to none," says Mr. Seeber. "The new office allows us to tap into an area rich with highly-skilled lawyers, providing the top legal talent for our clients' document review projects."
The new office is located at One University Place, 1651 N. Collins Blvd., Suite 180, Richardson, TX, 75080.
Founded by accomplished lawyers with years of litigation experience, and staffed by highly-trained attorneys, Level 2 Review understands first-hand the needs of law firms and general counsel seeking traditional and electronic discovery. For high-stakes litigation and investigations, clients rely on Level 2 Review for thorough and accurate document review done to the client's exacting standards. To learn more, visit the company's Web site at http://www.level2review.com/.
For more information, contact Alan Bentrup at 800-559-4534 or email@example.com, or Joey Seeber at 903-561-2300 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Source: Level 2 Review
CONTACT: Alan Bentrup, 1-800-559-4534, email@example.com, for Level 2
Review; or Joey Seeber of Level 2 Review, +1-903-561-2300,
Ferrari Electronic Certified as Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 Fax Solution Partner
BERLIN, March 18, 2010-- Ferrari electronic AG, a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner and
manufacturer of Unified Communications solutions, today announced that its
fax solution is now certified as Interoperable with Microsoft Exchange 2010.
A unique feature of this solution is that it does not use Fax over IP
technology. Instead it receives faxes directly on the PSTN interface to
achieve best possible compatibility with fax senders. Companies using
"OfficeMaster Gate" do not need to install a separate fax server anymore,
"OfficeMaster Gate" acts as a media gateway for Microsoft Exchange or
Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2 and supports inbound faxing
without purchasing any extra software or services.
The certification process included successful testing by an independent
third party authority based on specifications defined by Microsoft to ensure
seamless interaction between the involved products.
"Microsoft is pleased to have Ferrari electronic on the list of certified
fax solution partners," said Ankur Kothari, senior technical product manager
Exchange at Microsoft Corp. "This solution, which is integrated within
OfficeMaster media gateways, will help our mutual customers tap the full
potential of unified messaging provided by Microsoft Exchange Server 2010."
"Ferrari electronic has a long history in providing fax solutions for
Microsoft environments," said Johann Deutinger, Chief Technology Officer at
Ferrari electronic AG. "We are proud that we now can offer our customers a
choice between a certified inbound fax solution for Microsoft Exchange 2010
included in all of our media gateways, and the full featured fax server
software 'OfficeMaster for Exchange' for those who need outbound faxing and
interfacing to other platforms as well."
With 20,000 customers and more than 2.5 million users Ferrari electronic
has been regarded as a reliable supplier of professional unified
communications solutions for 20 years now. The OfficeMaster range of products
integrates Fax, SMS, Voicemail and CTI (computer telephony integration) into
all established e-mail and ERP systems. Microsoft Exchange Server is the main
communication environment but other messaging systems and platforms like SAP
and Dynamics NAV are supported as well. The portfolio is rounded off with a
range of Microsoft-certified UC media gateways. All OfficeMaster products
also integrate into VoIP environments.
The company is based in Teltow, near Berlin, and is represented by sales
partners in Central Europe, United States/Canada (novus - http://www.novusllc.com) and Asia Pacific area. Ferrari electronic has been
an incorporated stock company since 1998. The list of customers includes many
well known Fortune 500 enterprises.
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Gluttons for Punishment Unite! Activision Publishing, ABC and Endemol USA Announce Wipeout: The Game for Nintendo DS(TM) and Wii(TM)
Video Game Hilarity based on ABC's Smash Hit TV Show Hits Shelves This Summer
SANTA MONICA, Calif., March 18 -- Activision Publishing, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATVI) today announced that it is bringing the Endemol USA produced hit ABC TV show "Wipeout" to Nintendo DS(TM) and Wii(TM) this summer. Wipeout: The Game challenges fans to master speed, balance, and precision to overcome the world's largest obstacle course while enduring the inevitable hilarious falls, sometimes at the hands of your friends and family.
"Watching ABC's 'Wipeout' on TV is outrageous fun, and viewers can't help but dream of trying the obstacles themselves," said David Oxford, Activision Publishing. "We designed the video game with this in mind. Wipeout: The Game brings all of the challenge and laugh-out-loud hilarity without the pain."
In Wipeout: The Game, players will prove they have what it takes to make it to the grand finale "Wipeout Zone" for their chance to be proclaimed champion. Four players can compete at the same time, even allowing them to hurl objects at and taunt their opponents. The video game features everything that people love about the hit ABC show, including commentary from the show's hosts, John Anderson, John Henson and co-host Jill Wagner. Players will have to run, jump and dodge all of Wipeout's various obstacles, including the brutal Sucker Punch, the beloved Big Balls, and the insanely difficult Sweeper.
"For the past 2 summers, ABC's 'Wipeout' has continued to splash its way into the homes of millions of American families. We are excited to partner with Activision to bring family-friendly, laugh-out-loud fun into people's living rooms in a whole new way," says Mia Rondinella, Vice President of Business Planning & Development, ABC Entertainment Group. "Wipeout: The Game will provide fans with their own chance to run the obstacles, take on the Big Red Balls and challenge family and friends - all while the hosts provide a fun-filled color commentary."
"We couldn't be more thrilled about our partnership with Activision, one of the best producers of cutting edge video games in the world," said David Goldberg, Chairman of Endemol North America. "From day one, we believed that Wipeout's action oriented, comedic sensibility lent itself perfectly to the video game genre and it's very exciting to see our ambition realized. Now, the countless fans who express their interest in running the Wipeout course will get their chance and they'll even be able to do so minus, the mud, foam, colored paint, and cold water in the comfort of their homes."
Wipeout: The Game is set to bring all of the spills, thrills, and competitive fun of America's favorite reality game show to Nintendo DS(TM) and Wii(TM) owners this summer just in time for the premiere of the TV show's highly anticipated 3rd season.
Endemol USA is a leading producer of television and digital programming specializing in unscripted and scripted genres for network and cable television. The company produces the hit shows "Wipeout," "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition," "Deal or No Deal," and "Big Brother." Endemol USA is a division of the Endemol Group, a leading international content developer, producer and distributor of television and online programming. The company, headquartered in the Netherlands and the UK, has subsidiaries and joint ventures in 26 countries, including the major European markets, the U.S., South Africa, Argentina, Brazil, Mexico and Australia. Endemol is owned by a consortium consisting of Goldman Sachs Capital Partners, Mediaset Group and Cyrte Group. For more information, please visit http://www.endemolusa.tv/. Endemol is a privately held company.
About Activision Publishing, Inc.
Headquartered in Santa Monica, California, Activision Publishing, Inc. is a leading worldwide developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment and leisure products.
Activision Publishing maintains operations in the U.S., Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Sweden, Spain, Norway, Denmark, the Netherlands, Australia, Russia, Japan, South Korea, China and the region of Taiwan. More information about Activision and its products can be found on the company's website, http://www.activision.com.
Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-looking Statements: Information in this press release that involves Activision Publishing's expectations, plans, intentions or strategies regarding the future are forward-looking statements that are not facts and involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Activision Publishing generally uses words such as "outlook," "will," "could," "would," "might," "remains," "to be," "plans," "believes," "may," "expects," "intends," "anticipates," "estimate," future," "plan," "positioned," "potential," "project," "remain," "scheduled," "set to," "subject to," "upcoming" and similar expressions to identify forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause Activision Publishing's actual future results to differ materially from those expressed in the forward-looking statements set forth in this release include, but are not limited to, sales levels of Activision Publishing's titles, shifts in consumer spending trends, the impact of the current macroeconomic environment, the seasonal and cyclical nature of the interactive game market, Activision Publishing's ability to predict consumer preferences among competing hardware platforms, declines in software pricing, product returns and price protection, product delays, retail acceptance of Activision Publishing's products, adoption rate and availability of new hardware (including peripherals) and related software, industry competition, rapid changes in technology, industry standards and consumer preferences, protection of proprietary rights, litigation against Activision Publishing, maintenance of relationships with key personnel, customers, licensees, licensors, vendors and third-party developers, counterparty risks relating to customers, licensees, licensors and manufacturers, domestic and international economic, financial and political conditions and policies, foreign exchange rates and tax rates, integration of recent acquisitions and the identification of suitable future acquisition opportunities, and the other factors identified in the risk factors section of Activision Blizzard's most recent annual report on Form 10-K and any subsequent quarterly reports on Form 10-Q. The forward-looking statements in this release are based upon information available to Activision Publishing and Activision Blizzard as of the date of this release, and neither Activision Publishing nor Activision Blizzard assumes any obligation to update any such forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements believed to be true when made may ultimately prove to be incorrect. These statements are not guarantees of the future performance of Activision Publishing or Activision Blizzard and are subject to risks, uncertainties and other factors, some of which are beyond its control and may cause actual results to differ materially from current expectations.
Third Episode of RevenueWire's 'AffiliateWire' Airs 10AM PDT March 18th, 2010, on WebmasterRadio.FM
AffiliateWire Talks Content Network and SEO With Super Affiliate Peter Dunbar, Airing LIVE March 18th, 2010, at 10AM PDT on WebmasterRadio.FM
FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla., March 18 -- WebmasterRadio.FM, the world's leading B2B online radio network, welcomes the third episode of AffiliateWire, an industry-leading Think Tank radio show hosted by the team at RevenueWire.com, offering knowledge and analysis on e-commerce conversion strategies and current issues in affiliate marketing.
Produced by RevenueWire.com, a comprehensive e-business platform for affiliate marketers and merchants of digital products, AffiliateWire explores a wealth of educational, actionable information for affiliates in the digital product space.
The season's third episode of AffiliateWire features a talk with successful affiliate and industry mogul, Peter Dunbar (http://www.vtmarketer.com). Topics of discussion will include the Content Network, search engine optimization strategies and trends, and the future direction of affiliate marketing.
This month's show will also include a roundtable discussion about the hottest topics in affiliate marketing today including sponsored tweets, video marketing and the recent cancellation of Amazon affiliates in Colorado.
New episodes of AffiliateWire air every third Thursday of the month at 1PM Eastern/10AM Pacific on WebmasterRadio.FM or on-demand in the WebmasterRadio.FM archives inside the Affiliate Marketing Channel. Episodes are also available through iTunes.
About Peter Dunbar
Peter Dunbar has been marketing online successfully since 2000 and has been doing it full time since 2001. He is an avid AdWords user and a VIP Coach at ppcclassroom.com. He's married and has a two-and-half-year old son who wrecks his office everyday.
After a rough start, he was earning a full-time income online by 2001. In 2005, he started with Google AdWords and added this new revenue stream to his income.
Peter has been a member of Perry Marshall's mastermind group for several years and has had several one-on-one sessions with Perry, and his right hand man, Bryan Todd. Peter has also honed his split testing and keyword analysis skills by working with Dr. Glen Livingston.
Peter recently worked with Amit Mehta and three other coaches at the PPC Classroom Boston workshop consulting over 30 students from all over the world on how they could take their online businesses to the next level with PPC marketing.
He continues to use organic SEO and AdWords, and hopes to be able to help others with his insights.
Founded in 2007, RevenueWire entered the growing affiliate-fueled e-commerce arena as an exciting new platform for digital product merchants and affiliate marketers. RevenueWire's payment processing system SafeCart(TM), combined with highly accurate sales referral tracking and easy-to-use analytics tools, result in highly profitable digital product promotion and sales for affiliate marketers and digital merchants.
WebmasterRadio.FM lifts the "veiled curtain" of the Internet, bringing the business community together through an interactive radio network. Its listeners are a global group, comprised of everyone from corporate executives and decision makers, to small and mid-sized businesses and individual entrepreneurs. WebmasterRadio.FM's stellar line-up of radio programming includes "CoverStory" with Jiyan Wei of PRWeb, WebmasterRadio.FM's official newswire; "Market Edge" with W2/Racepoint Group Chairman Larry Weber; Fired Up! with Gordon Rudow of Bonfire Communications; "SEM Synergy" with Search Engine Marketing Industry Leader Bruce Clay and more. To tune into WebmasterRadio.FM's live content or check out the show lineup, please visit http://www.WebmasterRadio.FM.
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BravePoint Announces the Launch of Evolution: Innovative Software Platform and Methodology for OpenEdge Development
- Build Rich Internet Applications (RIA) through mentoring, training and hands-on development - Develop a Proof of Concept (POC) using in-house developers, data and OpenEdge business logic - After the engagement, developers are self-sufficient with cutting edge technology
NORCROSS, Ga., March 18 -- BravePoint,® Inc. has announced the launch of its new product, Evolution, to provide a well-defined approach to companies that need to renovate existing OpenEdge applications or build new ones while taking advantage of rich Web 2.0 Ajax technology.
An Evolution engagement delivers the Evolution development platform and a training and mentoring methodology to jumpstart application development projects saving customers both time and money.
The Evolution platform consists of three main components:
User Interface - Any RIA development platform can be used; the tutorial includes a Web 2.0 Ajax toolkit
BravePoint Connector - A messaging engine that formats requests between the RIA Client and the WebSpeed Application Server
Business Transformation Layer (BTL) - Server side components including session state, security, business logic and data access
"We are extremely excited to offer this solution to our customers," noted John Harlow, President of BravePoint. "Through the combination of the Evolution platform, along with expert training and hands-on mentoring, development teams will receive the individual attention and support required to build an application using the most up-to-date and exciting technology available. Using the Evolution approach, developers will also build a strong cohesive team that will have a positive impact on their organization for years to come," Harlow added.
Headquartered in Norcross, Georgia, BravePoint,® Inc. is a leading provider of consulting, training, and application development to a variety of clients worldwide. Since 1987, BravePoint has applied business experience and technology expertise to improve customers' profitability and competitiveness in the Progress® (NASDAQ:PRGS) market. BravePoint is a subsidiary of Chesapeake Utilities Corporation (NYSE:CPK). For more information about BravePoint, please visit http://www.bravepoint.com.
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Chesapeake Utilities Corporation is a diversified utility company engaged in natural gas distribution, transmission and marketing, electric distribution, propane gas distribution and wholesale marketing, advanced information services and other related services. Information about Chesapeake's businesses is available at http://www.chpk.com.
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Bigger, Better Buy Big Selection at FreshDirect Helps Customers Save Up to 30%
Feeding Families Right Has Never Been So Easy
LONG ISLAND CITY, N.Y., March 18 -- FreshDirect, New York City's premiere online grocer, has BIG news. The newly revamped Buy Big section at http://www.freshdirect.com now offers over 300 new bulk-sized items, saving customers up to 30 percent every time they shop.
Now it's easier and more affordable than ever for New York families to get the highest quality fresh food and brand-name grocery items. FreshDirect customers will find hundreds of new options in bulk quantities and family-sized packs, including farm-fresh produce, favorite dairy items, meat and poultry raised without antibiotics and lots of popular beverages and snacks at lower prices.
Thanks to FreshDirect's convenient, reliable direct-to-door delivery, customers won't need to worry about lugging heavy, bulk-sized boxes home -- and they will save money compared to the standard pack price.
Let the Savings Begin
From fruits to chicken to pizzas, bulk selections are available for a variety of foods.
FreshDirect Produce Family Packs offer a variety of the most popular fresh fruits and vegetables, and delicious meals are even more easy and affordable with family packs of choice beef, chicken, lamb and pork or fresh seafood. Customers can feed the family and freeze the extras for later.
Other Buy Big meat and seafood selections at FreshDirect include:
-- NY Strip Steak Family Pack
-- Choice Rib Eye Steak Family Pack, Raised without Antibiotics
-- Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breast Pack, Raised without Antibiotics
-- Boneless, Center-Cut Pork Loin, Untrimmed Family Pack
-- Lamb Kabob Cubes Family Pack
-- Farm-Raised Atlantic Salmon Fillet Family Pack
FreshDirect's butchers also cut and vacuum-pack top chops and steaks for convenience and quality at great prices. New selections include:
For a quick family meal or an easy snack, customers will enjoy FreshDirect's new and improved 3-pack pizzas, such as Grilled Thin-Crust Mozzarella Pizza, Grilled Thin-Crust Pepperoni Pizza, and Mozzarella Pizza with Whole Wheat Crust, all featuring crispier crusts, better cheese and more toppings.
Shop the new and improved Buy Big section at FreshDirect to save more on farm-fresh foods and brand-name groceries. For more information, visit http://www.freshdirect.com.
FreshDirect is one of the nation's leading online food brands and grocery providers, known for its convenient home delivery service and the manufacture of fresh, delicious food. Changing the way customers shop for groceries since 2002, the company uses a direct-distribution model with in-house, overnight production that cuts out the middleman and helps FreshDirect offer farm-fresh food at prices up to 20% lower than conventional grocery stores. Every product is 100% satisfaction guaranteed, every time. Thanks to expert daily ratings, FreshDirect customers can easily shop for best of the season in produce and seafood. Only at FreshDirect, the online shopping experience is highly personalized with smart shopping features that help customers track their favorites, remember missed items, shop from previous orders and get recommendations on new foods they might like. FreshDirect has also teamed up with top New York City chefs and restaurants to bring customers quick, restaurant-quality prepared meals, unavailable anywhere else. FreshDirect has fulfilled more than ten million orders to date. Its ever-expanding service area includes most of Manhattan, locations in Queens, Brooklyn, Staten Island and the Bronx, as well as parts of New Jersey, Westchester and Nassau County. FreshDirect ranks 62 on the Internet Retailer Top 500 Guide®. For more information, visit http://www.freshdirect.com.
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Alcatel-Lucent Introduces Ultimate Wireless Packet Core to Help Service Providers Address the Explosion of Mobile Data Services on 3G and Emerging LTE Networks
Company delivers a variety of major innovations to drive the transformation to all-IP
PARIS, March 18 -- Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) today unveiled an unmatched set of capabilities designed to help mobile service providers address the explosion in mobile data services on today's 3G networks, and the anticipated increase in data requirements with the emergence of Long Term Evolution (LTE) mobile broadband. The company announced significant upgrades to its mobile packet core solution along with a comprehensive and unique approach to IP network and policy management that will bring the IP capabilities of 4G networks to today's 3G subscribers.
With the advent of smart phones and bandwidth hungry applications such as real-time video -- which together are generating unprecedented growth in mobile data traffic -- service providers are faced with a variety of simultaneous, and often conflicting challenges including: increasing network capacity while reducing the cost per bit of supporting data services; enabling new business models beyond today's 'all you can eat' offerings; and transforming their networks to take advantage of the benefits of the shift to all-IP networks, which offer simplified operational models and reduced complexity.
"As mobile data traffic continues to grow, every part of the network is being strained," said Peter Jarich, Service Director with Current Analysis and author of the company's most recent mobile packet core analysis: "Mobile Packet Core: Engine of Mobile Broadband Success." "While we applauded Alcatel-Lucent's entry into the EPC space last year, we encouraged the company to expand its solution into 2G/3G operations to better serve their mobile broadband customers and best leverage their expertise in the RAN, IP core and vendor services spaces. The new solution expansion does just that. More importantly, positioning its gateways alongside policy and analytics tools helps to deliver a fuller mobile packet core solution -- and helps operators with the service differentiation they're all chasing."
The new products and enhancements announced today deliver best-in-class capabilities at every point in the network, including the 3G and LTE mobile packet core. Service providers will now be able to deliver bandwidth-hungry, enriched and personalized services with enhanced subscriber quality of experience -- all with reduced provisioning, operating and maintenance costs across all parts of the network, from the radio access network (RAN) to the backhaul elements and into the packet core.
These developments are an important contributor to the realization of Alcatel-Lucent's High Leverage Network(TM) strategy -- a fully converged, scalable, next generation, all-IP multiservice infrastructure that enables operators to deliver traffic more reliably, efficiently and at the lowest cost, while also leveraging the network to generate revenue from sophisticated managed services and applications.
To address the data capacity issues in wireless networks today and tomorrow, Alcatel-Lucent's Ultimate Wireless Packet Core offering includes the following new capabilities:
-- 2G and 3G GGSN (Gateway GPRS Support Node) functionality on
Alcatel-Lucent's 7750 Service Router-based mobile packet core
gateways. Alcatel-Lucent's 4G mobile packet core gateway platform now
supports GGSN for 2.5G and 3G as well as Serving Gateway and Packet
Data Network Gateway for LTE, giving service providers a seamless and
massively scalable solution for GPRS/EDGE, HSPA, HSPA+ and LTE. The
7750 SR delivers more than ten times the performance and scale of
typical 3G packet core gateways, has been in global LTE trials since
2009 and will be available for commercial delivery of 2G, 3G and LTE
services in the second half of 2010.
-- The new Alcatel-Lucent Wireless Mobility Manager (WMM), a
high-performance and scalable solution for 2.5G/3G SGSN (Serving GPRS
Support Node) and LTE MME (Mobility Management Entity) on an in-house
designed and optimized, common ATCAv2 platform. This combined
functionality enables operators to expand or renovate their existing
packet cores to support HSPA and HSPA+ today while having the
signaling and control plane performance required of an MME when they
migrate to LTE.
To address the need for smarter bandwidth, enabling mobile operators to improve network efficiency and monetization, Alcatel-Lucent's end-to-end wireless network and policy management offering now includes:
-- The new Alcatel-Lucent 5780 Dynamic Services Controller (DSC), which
provides the 3G and LTE PCRF (Policy Charging and Rules Function),
enabling mobile operators to optimize and monetize network resources,
while offering personalized choice for the subscriber in both a 3G and
LTE environment. The Alcatel-Lucent 5780 DSC also provides the
foundation for converged wireline/wireless policy management to enable
any application on any screen, anywhere. The 5780 DSC is currently in
global trials and will be available for commercial 3G and LTE service
delivery in the second half of 2010.
-- Enhancements to the Alcatel-Lucent 5620 Service Aware Manager (SAM) to
include support for the Ultimate Wireless Packet Core and 5780 DSC,
including unified, end-to-end management of user (data) and control
planes across mobile backhaul and packet core. The 5620 SAM, deployed
by more than 270 service providers to date, provides automated
configuration and fault/performance management tools that decrease
time to market for new mobile services and minimize downtime when
-- The Alcatel-Lucent 9900 Wireless Network Guardian (WNG) provides
mobile operators with unprecedented and real-time visibility into the
relationship between network element performance and end-user quality
of experience (QoE) across the entire wireless data network. Selected
most recently by a large North American wireless operator, the 9900
WNG enables dynamic self-optimization and mobile customer care
solutions for multi-technology/multi-vendor networks and is a critical
element of Alcatel-Lucent's wireless offering.
"Our High Leverage Network(TM) strategy has enabled service providers to deliver large-scale, real-time, residential triple play services (Internet, Voice and IPTV) over the past five years and now we're bringing that strategy to mobile operators as they deal with tremendous growth in data and video applications. Our packet core platforms deliver unmatched scale and performance to address the capacity crunch, our network intelligence and policy management solution enables operators to deliver personalized services with the appropriate subscriber quality of experience and we provide end-to-end management across the 'all IP' wireless network to reduce time to market and operational costs," said Basil Alwan, president of Alcatel-Lucent's IP activities and head of carrier strategy. "We have best of breed products across our wireless portfolio, but have also invested significantly in integrating it all together in an end-to-end solution to enable wireless operators to deliver innovative 3G and LTE services and create competitive differentiation in the market."
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About Alcatel-Lucent and LTE
Having been selected to support 40+ LTE trials around the globe and securing commercial contracts with two of the largest operators in the world, Alcatel-Lucent is a recognized market leader in LTE. To help operators realize their potential, Alcatel-Lucent is offering a unique, pre-integrated, end-to-end LTE network solution and a full set of associated professional services. Alcatel-Lucent's end-to-end network architecture is pre-integrating Alcatel-Lucent converged radio access network (2G/3G/4G RAN) and an industry-leading IP networking solution encompassing Alcatel-Lucent's Ultimate Wireless Packet Core, IP/MPLS mobile transport, wireless network guardian, and a comprehensive IMS solution. This network solution allows scaling of GSM/W-CDMA networks and a smooth evolution to LTE. The company also founded the ng Connect Program, a global initiative to drive the development of an open and diverse ecosystem of LTE device manufacturers, content providers and application partners. Through the ng Connect program and with Alcatel-Lucent's end-to-end LTE solution, wireless broadband operators benefit from open innovation, pre-integrated solutions, reduce time to market with LTE-enabled services, and the ability to drive new and non-traditional business models.
The Alcatel-Lucent high leverage network strategy allows network providers to continuously scale the bandwidth of their networks from the access layer to the transport layer at the lowest total cost of ownership to provide scalable, reliable, low-cost bit transport. A high leverage network also allows network providers to instrument or equip the network with built-in service and application awareness, QoS, and traffic optimization to provide the appropriate levels of intelligence within the network at the optimum cost to deliver value-added services.
Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) is the trusted transformation partner of service providers, enterprises, strategic industries such as defense, energy, healthcare, transportation, and governments worldwide, providing solutions to deliver voice, data and video communication services to end-users. A leader in fixed, mobile and converged broadband networking, IP technologies, applications and services, Alcatel-Lucent leverages the unrivalled technical and scientific expertise of Bell Labs, one of the largest innovation powerhouses in the communications industry. With operations in more than 130 countries and the most experienced global services organization in the industry, Alcatel-Lucent is a local partner with a global reach. Alcatel-Lucent achieved revenues of Euro 15.2 billion in 2009 and is incorporated in France, with executive offices located in Paris. For more information, visit Alcatel-Lucent on the Internet: http://www.alcatel-lucent.com/
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Online Auction of 56-foot Sea Ray Sedan Bridge Yacht
ALGONAC, Mich., March 18 -- Penny Worley Auctioneers (http://www.worleyauctioneers.com) announces the online auction of 56-foot Sea Ray sedan bridge yacht in Algonac, Mich., according to Jerry Jenkins.
"This is a 2002 Sea Ray yacht with over $200,000 in options," Jenkins said.
Upgrades include: T-man 2840LE4 V10 (T10) , forward deck sunpad, aft cockpit full bench, live baitwell system, Fabrica carpet upgrade, DSS satellite tv system, water filtration system, Raypilot autopilot, Transformer Shore Power I, Radar RL80c with open ARR, Ultrawood Interior, Sea Ray navigator and more.
Also up for auction are a 2001 Chrysler Pt Cruiser, white with vinyl patriotic graphics, as well as a 1998 Chevy Astrovan.
The online auction is open to the public. Bidding closes March 22. Bidders must register prior to bidding. For more information, visit http://www.WorleyAuctioneers.com, or call Jerry Jenkins at (513) 313-9178.
Penny Worley Auctioneers conducts auctions throughout the United States. The company is a member of the National Auctioneers Association, the Ohio Auctioneers Association and the Certified Appraisers Guild of America, National Association of Realtors & Ohio Association of Realtors and Members of the Cincinnati and Dayton Home Builders Association.
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Expands desktop virtualization strategy to offer choice, manageability and cost savings.
REDMOND, Wash., March 18 -- Microsoft Corp. today announced new investments around desktop virtualization technologies and solutions, including virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI), to help organizations of all sizes increase flexibility, employee productivity and IT cost savings. During a webcast at 9 a.m. PDT, the company will detail new technologies, simplified licensing models and an alliance with Citrix Systems Inc., furthering its virtualization strategy from the desktop to the datacenter.
"Employees crave options in where and how they work. And yet, IT still needs to enforce security and compliance of devices. The business is being pulled in two directions," said Brad Anderson, corporate vice president of the Management and Services Division at Microsoft. "Microsoft's desktop virtualization strategy is unique in addressing this balance. It builds on existing investments and comprehensive management to mitigate risks and control costs, while still equipping end users to be more productive from anywhere."
Customers are also looking at desktop virtualization as a means to reduce costs and accelerate delivery of new applications. A new Microsoft total cost of ownership study on the use of application virtualization technology showed that customers using a Microsoft virtualization technology called Microsoft App-V achieved a 27 percent labor savings, and equivalent cost savings of $82 per PC per year, in application life-cycle management compared with those not using application virtualization. The study also demonstrated how Microsoft App-V helps IT professionals deliver applications more quickly and efficiently.
"We have a strong philosophy that IT is an enabler for the business, and we are always looking for the best IT solutions to meet the needs of our employees and customers," said Chaz Spahn, senior systems engineer for Expedia Inc. "We're working with Microsoft on our desktop virtualization projects. We're using App-V in production and looking to virtualize about 90 percent of our applications. In addition, we have two use cases where we are exploring hosted desktops and foresee about 30 percent of our users could move to this platform. Microsoft was our choice since they have the right solutions to increase our speed of application and desktop provisioning, improve security and compliance, and provide integrated management across our physical and virtual environments."
Microsoft outlined improvements that make it easier to access desktop virtualization. More information on today's announcement and Microsoft's virtualization strategy is available here.
-- New VDI promotions available for qualified customers to choose from
today. Microsoft and Citrix Systems are offering the "Rescue for
VMware VDI" promotion, which allows VMware View customers to trade in
up to 500 licenses at no additional cost, and the "VDI Kick Start"
promotion, which offers new customers a more than 50 percent discount
off the estimated retail price. Eligibility and other details on the
two promotions can be found at http://www.citrixandmicrosoft.com/.
-- Improved licensing model for virtual Windows desktop. Beginning July
1, 2010, Windows Client Software Assurance customers will no longer
have to buy a separate license to access their Windows operating
system in a VDI environment, as virtual desktop access rights now will
be a Software Assurance benefit.
-- New roaming use rights improve flexibility. Beginning July 1, 2010,
Windows Client Software Assurance and new Virtual Desktop Access
license customers will have the right to access their virtual Windows
desktop and their Microsoft Office applications hosted on VDI
technology on secondary, non-corporate network devices, such as home
PCs and kiosks.
-- Windows XP Mode no longer requires hardware virtualization technology.
This change simplifies the experience by making virtualization more
accessible to many more PCs for small and midsize businesses wanting
to migrate to Windows 7 Professional or higher editions, while still
running Windows XP-based productivity applications.
-- Two new features coming in Windows Server 2008 R2 service pack 1.
Microsoft Dynamic Memory will allow customers to adjust memory of a
guest virtual machine on demand to maximize server hardware use.
Microsoft RemoteFX will enable users of virtual desktops and
applications to receive a rich 3-D, multimedia experience while
accessing information remotely.
-- New technology agreement with Citrix Systems. The companies will work
together to enable the high-definition HDX technology in Citrix
XenDesktop to enhance and extend the capabilities of the Microsoft
"By joining forces in desktop virtualization, Citrix and Microsoft can provide customers of all sizes with groundbreaking solutions that are profoundly simpler, richer and more cost-effective," said Gordon Payne, senior vice president and general manager, Desktop Division, at Citrix Systems. "Today's announcements mark a historic milestone in our 20-year relationship that will dramatically simplify desktop computing for years to come."
In today's webcast, Microsoft and Citrix executives, analysts, and customers will discuss today's news and Microsoft's desktop-to-datacenter virtualization strategy. Today's webcast also marks the beginning of a 100-city, worldwide series of events to educate customers on the comprehensive portfolio of desktop and datacenter virtualization solutions provided by Microsoft and its partners, including Citrix. To join the dialogue, Twitter users can tweet their comments and questions to #MSVirt.
Founded in 1975, Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential.
ActiveTrak to Launch Anti-theft Software for Android Smartphones at International CTIA WIRELESS 2010
- Industry's most advanced data protection and theft recovery software expands GadgetTrak Mobile Security with new Android Edition -
PORTLAND, Ore., March 18 -- ActiveTrak(TM) Inc., a leader in advanced theft recovery software for consumer and business devices, will be unveiling its new GadgetTrak® Mobile Security software for Android at the upcoming International CTIA WIRELESS 2010 show, March 23-25 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, in the Protect Cell booth # 5755. GadgetTrak Mobile Security provides the most advanced data protection and theft recovery solutions for smartphones, enabling control of user devices and data in the event of theft.
The new Android Edition allows users to track devices when they are lost or stolen, as well as ensure that data is protected by enabling remote data wipe and scheduled data backup of critical information. The new Android software works on both GSM and CDMA networks worldwide. The software is easily installed and administered from a simple web-based control panel. If a smartphone running GadgetTrak Mobile Security Android Edition is lost or stolen, the user logs into their account and activates features to track and remotely wipe data, as well as download backed up data.
"Today's smartphones are more than just tools for communicating and running applications, they store vital personal information and/or corporate data that often times is more valuable than the device hardware itself," said ActiveTrak's founder and CEO Ken Westin. "The ability to track these phones and keep data safe is no longer a luxury, but a necessity. Our software offers the most advanced and cost-effective solution for consumers and businesses looking to easily protect and recover smartphones. The new Android release further expands our capabilities and shows our commitment to customers and the marketplace."
ActiveTrak's new mobile software uses a combination of methods to determine the smartphone location, including GPS. If GPS is not available - for example if the device is indoors or in a dense urban environment - the software will use Wi-Fi positioning or cell tower triangulation, making it the most advanced positioning technology available for mobile devices today. If the smartphone is simply lost, the software has the ability to trigger a remote ping that initiates a loud noise from the smartphone - even if it is in silent mode.
Subscribers can schedule daily or weekly backups of data. GadgetTrak Mobile Security also offers notification of SIM card changes, device lock and signal alarm, tamper proof measures, remote messaging to devices, remote call back and more (device applicability may vary).
Furthermore, GadgetTrak Mobile Security is not just designed for consumers. Organizations and businesses of all sizes use ActiveTrak's software to protect and recover smartphone inventory. With a robust control panel that allows administrators to manage devices and data easily, it offers the industry's most compelling and effective anti-theft and recovery solution on the market today. For a complete list of features please visit http://www.ActiveTrak.com
About ActiveTrak Inc.
ActiveTrak Inc. is a leading provider of innovative and patented theft recovery and loss prevention solutions for laptops, smartphones, and portable media devices. The company's consumer product, GadgetTrak, delivers the most advanced theft recovery software available for consumers and businesses today. ActiveTrak not only provides the technology to recover and protect data on devices, but also recovery assistance. The company is headquartered in Portland, Oregon. For more information visit http://www.ActiveTrak.com
Source: ActiveTrak Inc.
CONTACT: Andrew Goss of Voxus, +1-253-853-5151, ext. 224,
firstname.lastname@example.org, for ActiveTrak Inc.
AT&T Interactive and Zvents.com Announce New Local Event Search Feature
Easy access to event information creates the opportunity for advertisers to connect with even more consumers who are searching for local information
GLENDALE, Calif. and SAN MATEO, Calif., March 18 -- AT&T Interactive and Zvents today announced a distribution agreement that extends the local search experience on YP.COM and YELLOWPAGES.COM to include Zvents' powerful local events and entertainment experience. The new event search feature offers consumers, who are actively looking for something to do in their local area, the ability to discover and choose from thousands of live events - including big name concerts, performing arts, sporting events and community activities.
"Zvents make it easy for people everywhere to discover, plan and share things to do in their local areas," said Ethan Stock, CEO of Zvents. "Our collaboration with AT&T Interactive helps us reach a large and growing local audience on the platforms and devices they prefer most."
The integration of event search capabilities brings Zvents' popular event and entertainment recommendations to the YP.COM homepage and YELLOWPAGES.COM search results pages to help consumers "discover things to do" locally. Easy access to event information creates the opportunity for advertisers to connect with even more consumers who are searching for local information.
The event search results on AT&T Interactive's local search web properties give users what they need to find popular events - as well as ticket prices and the ability to complete the process by purchasing tickets on the spot. Event detail pages include recommended local events and tools to plan a night out on the town - including integration with online calendars and the ability to share event details via email, Twitter or Facebook.
"Our agreement with Zvents contributes to the diverse mix of content already available on YP.COM and YELLOWPAGES.COM," said Mike Fordyce, senior vice president of Business Development for AT&T Interactive. "By extending the value and engagement on AT&T Interactive local search web properties, we are increasing the opportunity for consumers to discover and interact with our advertisers."
About AT&T Interactive
AT&T Interactive, a subsidiary of AT&T Inc, is an industry leader in creating local search products and services that empower consumers to find and connect with businesses across the devices and interactive platforms they use most - including online, mobile, and TV. Formed in 2005 and renamed in 2008, AT&T Interactive develops, manages and delivers online and mobile advertising products for AT&T - including its flagship property http://www.yellowpages.com/. The AT&T Interactive Network* is ranked the number 28 Web property in the US, reaching more than 35 million monthly unique visitors (comScore Jan. 2010 Top Properties Ranking report).
*The unique visitor number for the AT&T Interactive Network includes unduplicated visitors for the following sites: YELLOWPAGES.COM, ATT.net, AnyWho, 411.com, Areaguides.net.
AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) is a premier communications holding company. Its subsidiaries and affiliates-AT&T operating companies - are the providers of AT&T services in the United States and around the world. With a powerful array of network resources that includes the nation's fastest 3G network, AT&T is a leading provider of wireless, Wi-Fi, high speed Internet and voice services. AT&T offers the best wireless coverage worldwide, offering the most wireless phones that work in the most countries. It also offers advanced TV services under the AT&T U-verse(SM) and AT&T | DIRECTV(SM) brands. The company's suite of IP-based business communications services is one of the most advanced in the world. In domestic markets, AT&T Advertising Solutions and AT&T Interactive organizations are known for their leadership in directory publishing, advertising sales and interactive local search applications. In 2009, AT&T again ranked No. 1 in the telecommunications industry on FORTUNE® magazine's list of the World's Most Admired Companies.
Zvents is the leading producer of entertainment guides online, helping more than 8 million monthly users find fun and interesting things to do in their local area by connecting them with thousands of event advertisers looking to increase attendance at their events. Our network of locally branded entertainment guides reaches the largest audience of people actively looking for things to do. More than 15,000 advertisers work with Zvents every month to promote a wide range of local events and activities, including live music, performing arts, sporting events and community activities. In addition to its own branded destination site Zvents.com, Zvents produces online entertainment guides for more than 285 media partners, including major national sites and brands such as AT&T's Yellowpages.com and YP.COM, Microsoft's MSN and Bing properties, and NBC's local station properties, as well as premier local media brands such as SFGate, the Denver Post, Seattle PI, Boston.com, the Dallas Morning News, the Atlanta Journal Constitution, New York Daily News, and the Orange County Register.
Source: AT&T Interactive
CONTACT: Jodi Bart of AT&T Interactive, +1-512-495-7173,
Adjustable Word Weights Added in Version 2.2 of Hot Neuron's Clustify
BRYN MAWR, Pa., March 18 -- Hot Neuron LLC announces the release of version 2.2 of its Clustify(TM) document clustering software, featuring user-adjustable word weights and other improvements.
Clustify groups related documents into clusters and labels each cluster with a few words to tell what it is about, allowing the user to explore the document set, and efficiently and consistently categorize documents. Version 2.2 gives users the ability to adjust the weighting of words used for clustering in order to encourage clusters to form around words that are of special interest. The new version also features an improved near-duplicate detection algorithm, more flexible export of results to other e-discovery tools, and more useful cluster sorting.
Clustify can generate concept-based clusters, or it can require documents in the same cluster to contain identical passages of text in order to detect near-duplicates (i.e. different revisions of the same document). It also has an automatic categorization capability to reduce the amount of manual labor necessary for categorization when new documents are added to a dataset. It can handle millions of documents on a typical desktop computer.
About Hot Neuron
Hot Neuron LLC is an information retrieval software and services company located in Bryn Mawr, Pa. It owns and operates MagPortal.com (http://www.magportal.com), a search engine and directory for finding online magazine articles. For more information about Clustify, visit http://www.cluster-text.com
Clustify is a trademark of Hot Neuron LLC. MagPortal.com and Hot Neuron are registered service marks of Hot Neuron LLC.
Source: Hot Neuron LLC
CONTACT: Bill Dimm, Hot Neuron LLC, +1-610-581-7702,
DirectFED Payment Solutions Launches New, Content-Rich Website; Company Offers Information and Guidance for Clients Seeking Payment Processing Options
LOS ANGELES, March 18 -- Offering the same revolutionary, patented technology with a new corporate name, DirectFED Payment Solutions, formerly Skyline's DirectFED, this week launched its new, client-focused corporate website featuring a new design and rich, informative content. The new site, http://www.directfed.com, features the new corporate blog, which provides expert commentary and information on industry issues and news.
"Recent statistics published by Nielsen show that social media usage increased by 82% from 2008 to 2009. The challenge for companies of all sizes is to figure out the best way to use social media to drive business and provide their clients with the information that they need to make the best purchasing decisions," said Greg Imlay, Director of Marketing at DirectFED Payment Solutions. "Our new corporate blog is designed to do just that by providing timely information on industry trends and issues that impact our growing client base. In addition to the blog we are working to expand our social media presence to include Twitter, SlideShare and YouTube, providing content and video demonstrations of the products and services that we provide to our customers."
"Our goal is to be more than a service provider for our clients," added Imlay. "We aim to be a resource, helping them navigate the various industry regulations and processing solutions available by providing the news and information that clients need to make the best payment processing decisions for their companies."
Having processed more than seven million checks totaling more than $6 billion in transactions, DirectFED Payment Solutions is the fastest-growing check-processing company servicing credit unions. DirectFED Payment Solutions' Remote Deposit Capture allows credit unions to compete with larger banks by offering them the ability to become image-enabled without any capital investment, protect current customers and obtain new clients without needing to build new branches. Plus, the company's efficient process results in the elimination of float and assessment fees, fast access to your capital and optimization of profits and funds availability.
By utilizing DirectFED Payment Solutions, clients not only receive funds in less than 12 hours but also, by extension, are able to improve the efficiency and profitability of their operations. In addition, DirectFED Payment Solutions' simple software provides the capability to integrate checks into accounting with a single scan, and technical support is readily available to assist clients through any issues.
About DirectFED Payment Solutions
DirectFED Payment Solutions was founded as Skyline's DirectFED in 2004. The company is the first business-centric processor performing Remote Deposit Capture for a wide range of companies and organizations. Skyline's DirectFED was created to take advantage of the benefits created by Congress passing The Check Clearing for the 21st Century Act ("Check 21"). Our goals for our customers are to optimize float to their advantage, reduce bank fees and provide significant back-office savings by using the new laws and technology to their advantage. Our patented suite of products provides unique solutions for businesses that range from multinationals to small enterprises, not-for-profits, municipalities and all types of financial institutions. For more information, visit http://www.directfed.com.
InformationWeek Analytics Launches Subscription Model to Give Business Technology Professionals Complete Access to Critical Research Analysis for Strategic Decision Making
Charter Subscription Membership Ushers in Next Level Access to Premium Content
SAN FRANCISCO, March 18 -- UBM TechWeb, the global leader in business technology media and business information, announced new subscription options from InformationWeek Analytics (http://analytics.informationweek.com/). InformationWeek Analytics is the leading resource for peer-driven research, providing business technology professionals with the real-world analysis and perspective they need to run better, smarter IT organizations. More than 60,000 InformationWeek Analytics reports and briefs were downloaded by IT decision makers in 2009.
InformationWeek Analytics empowers business technology leaders to make smarter, faster IT decisions. Recognizing the trust, value and respect IT professionals place on peer perspective, InformationWeek Analytics content is produced by an analyst team that includes a fusion of practicing senior IT professionals and InformationWeek's world-class editors. This combination of quantitative research and qualitative real world analysis, coupled with technology-adoption best practices, has made InformationWeek Analytics the premier source for helping decision makers determine which technologies are right for their businesses.
"Here's what makes this service unique. We've spent years amassing what we believe is the largest database of IT professionals in North America," said Art Wittmann, VP and Managing Director of InformationWeek Analytics. "Because we have the ability to reach out to hundreds of thousands of technology decision makers, we're able to accurately determine the overall attitude toward new trends and technologies."
InformationWeek Analytics span technology categories from security and networking to applications and cloud computing, and can be tailored to the perspective of large-scale global enterprises or the special requirements of small and midsize corporations. The site currently houses more than 900 reports and briefs, and includes a dedicated area where technology professionals can access complete issues of InformationWeek Magazine. More than one hundred new reports featuring fresh research will become available in 2010. Members now also have the ability to rate reports, which allows deeper user interaction and engagement with the site.
Charter subscription members of InformationWeek Analytics will enjoy the following benefits:
-- Full access to the InformationWeek Analytics library of reports
-- Peer based research and analysis to guide buying and implementing
-- Over 20 technology and IT business categories
-- New reports launched every week
-- Access to signature reports, such as the InformationWeek Salary
Survey, InformationWeek 500 and the State of Security report
"Amazing report," says one reader of a recent Analytics research report on mainframes. "I can't believe you hit all the points you did ... bravo, I have had this job for three years, and your summary/analysis is remarkable."
Charter members receive immediate access to the site for a rate of $99 per month. Enterprise licensing is available.
"The launch of our new subscription service for InformationWeek Analytics is a key part of the overall strategic plan from UBM TechWeb to lead the IT paid content and services market into the next decade," said John Siefert, SVP and Publisher of InformationWeek Business Technology Network. "By listening to our audience of business technology professionals, and delivering the peer based IT analysis they desire, we are offering a trusted resource to help in their business critical IT decision making process."
For more information on InformationWeek Analytics, please visit: http://analytics.informationweek.com/ or contact Brandon Friesen, VP of Business Development for InformationWeek Analytics, at email@example.com.
The InformationWeek Business Technology Network provides IT executives with unique analysis and tools that parallel their work flow - from defining and framing objectives through to the evaluation and recommendation of solutions. Anchored by InformationWeek, the multimedia powerhouse that looks across the enterprise, the network scales across the most critical technology categories with online properties like DarkReading.com (security), IntelligentEnterprise.com (application architecture), NetworkComputing.com (networking and communications) and PlugintotheCloud.com (cloud computing). The network also provides focused content for key IT targets, such as CIOs, developers and SMBs via InformationWeek Global CIO, Dr. Dobb's and InformationWeek SMB, as well as vital vertical industries with InformationWeek Financial Services, Government and Healthcare sites. Content is at the nucleus of our information distribution strategy -IT professionals turn to our experts and communities to stay informed, get advice and research technologies to make strategic business decisions.
UBM TechWeb, the global leader in technology media and professional information, enables people and organizations to harness the transformative power of technology. Through its core businesses - media solutions, marketing services, and professional information - UBM TechWeb produces the most respected and consumed brands, applications, and services in the technology market. More than 14.5 million business and technology professionals (CIOs, IT and IT Support managers, Web and digital professionals, software and game developers, government decision makers, and telecom providers) actively participate in UBM TechWeb's communities. UBM TechWeb brands include: global face-to-face events such as Interop, Game Developers Conference (GDC), Web 2.0, Black Hat, and VoiceCon; large-scale online networks such as InformationWeek, Light Reading, and Gamasutra; research, training, and certification services, including HDI, Pyramid Research, and InformationWeek Analytics; and market-leading magazines such as InformationWeek and Wall Street & Technology. UBM TechWeb is part of UBM, a global provider of media and information services for professional B2B communities and markets.
Contact: Winnie Ng
Source: UBM TechWeb
CONTACT: Winnie Ng, AP Marketing, firstname.lastname@example.org, +1-631-406-6507
BASKING RIDGE, N.J., March 18 -- This March, Verizon Wireless customers with DROID by Motorola smartphones can add something new and different to their day-to-day routine. Whether customers are thawing out of winter in the Northeast, craving some fun in the sun, or looking for an Ethiopian restaurant in San Diego to stimulate their taste buds, Android Market(TM) provides access to thousands of applications allowing customers to stay in touch, up to date and entertained, all while running on the largest and most reliable wireless voice and 3G data network in the country.
This week's highlighted apps in the Verizon Channel offer five ways to enjoy March:
#1: Play Golf Like Never Before
-- Excited for the first major golf tournament of the year? With the
Golf Solitaire card game, customers can enjoy a different approach to
the traditional way of playing golf. For $2.99, customers can play
one or more holes, each with a unique card layout, complete with
golf-related graphics and sound effects.
#2: Expand Food Horizons
-- Customers can search for new restaurants to open their senses to foods
with exotic spices with OpenTable. This free GPS-enabled app allows
customers to find close OpenTable restaurants refined by cuisine,
price and availability in the United States, Canada, the United
Kingdom, Ireland, and Mexico.
#3: Usual Morning in an Unusual Place
-- With the woes of winter winding down for many, customers can take
their morning coffee and trade their traditional newspaper for AP
Mobile to stay connected to events going on anywhere in the world.
Customers can sit on a park bench and read news from more than 1,200
trusted local sources and national and international coverage for
#4: Act Like a Tourist and Explore
-- What's a tourist without a video camera? Customers can rediscover the
city they live in and share their encounters with Qik Video Camera.
This free app gives customers a way to record and share videos with
friends, family and the world via Facebook®, Twitter and YouTube(TM).
#5: Age is Just a Number
-- No matter what age, customers can utilize mobile games to kick back
and have some fun. For $4.99, customers can get the action puzzle
game, Diner Dash 2, to see if they would survive the restaurant
industry. This highly addictive game features different types of
restaurants and customers. The more customers that leave happy, the
higher the score, allowing players to upgrade services in the hope of
escaping the wrecking ball.
Verizon Wireless operates the nation's most reliable and largest wireless voice and 3G data network, serving more than 91 million customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 83,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ)(NASDAQ: VZ) and Vodafone (NASDAQ:VOD). For more information, visit http://www.verizonwireless.com. To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at http://www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.
Source: Verizon Wireless
CONTACT: Debra Lewis of Verizon Wireless, +1-908-559-7512,
Nexage to Introduce iPad SDK and Nexage Campaign Manager at CTIA Wireless 2010
New Tools Demonstrate Nexage's Commitment to Bridging the Mobile Advertising Economy
BOSTON, March 18 -- At CTIA Wireless 2010 in Las Vegas, Nexage (http://www.nexage.com), a leading provider of mobile advertising yield optimization and mediation solutions, will announce the release of its new iPad SDK and the availability of the Nexage Campaign Manager - two new tools that round out Nexage's resources that help publishers optimize mobile advertising performance and monetization.
The Nexage Campaign Manager enables publishers to flight mobile ad campaigns that they have sold, with rich media across all mobile platforms and devices. This new tool, which integrates with Nexage's AdMax ad-optimization platform, addresses demand from publisher customers, who are seeking a more comprehensive solution for monetizing their inventory.
Nexage's new iPad SDK comes just in time for the launch of Apple's new iPad on April 3, enabling developers and publishers to take advantage of the larger form factor of the new tablet for more engaging advertising.
"Our newest tools demonstrate Nexage's commitment to offering comprehensive solutions that support every major device, operating system, and platform, to make it easier for publishers and mobile ad network partners to be successful in monetizing their mobile web and application inventory," said Dev Gandhi, CEO of Nexage. "As the largest wireless event in North America, CTIA is the perfect venue for Nexage to showcase its newest capabilities."
Nexage's AdMax Gateway maximizes mobile ad revenue by increasing ad-fill rates, increasing effective CPM (cost per mille [thousand]), and giving publishers direct control over how ads are served on their mobile sites. It offers brand safety and configuration of advanced business rules across multiple mobile silos of web and apps.
Also at CTIA Wireless, Nexage will host a tutorial and Q&A for developers on launching Android apps with the Nexage Android SDK or the open API, in booth 6529-A at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 23.
About NEXAGE, Inc.
Nexage is a leading developer of Mobile Advertising solutions that enables companies to maximize advertising revenue from their mobile properties. The company's leading product is the AdMax, a hosted advertising optimization service that enables carriers and media companies to fully control and maximize the monetization of their mobile channels. It has been demonstrated to serve text, banner, in-application and video ads with higher fill rates and effective CPM than could be achieved previously. Currently, AdMax powers mobile ads for a number of top-tier publishers, broadcasters and operators. Additional information is available at http://www.Nexage.com.
CONTACT: Valerie Christopherson or Lora Friedrichsen, both of Global
Results Comms (GRC), +1-949-608-0276, email@example.com, for Nexage
DrillSpot.com Releases Website Redesign, Sees 37% Increase in Live Chats
BOULDER, Colo., March 18 -- DrillSpot.com announces the release of its newly-redesigned website, featuring a cleaner, sleeker look.
The internet retailer, which specializes in home improvement and industrial MRO supplies, released the new site on Tuesday, March 9th. The company built the layout of their new site around feedback from customers.
"We want our customers to engage with our site so that it's a very memorable experience," said CEO Paul Lin, "the new site is a lot cleaner; it's faster."
Changes to the site include a more focused product page with specifications prominently placed just below the product image instead of in a separate tab, as they were before. Already the company has noticed a significant decrease in the number of customer calls about product information.
DrillSpot.com also rolled out an expansion of its popular "narrow by specification" navigation feature to include it on most search and category pages. The feature allows customers to narrow down their searches by qualifications like size, color, or application.
The company's Live Chat help button is now more prominent at the top of every page, providing customers with immediate help without picking up the phone. Since the site's release, DrillSpot.com has experienced a 37% increase, on average, in Live Chats compared to the number of Live Chats they received each week over the last month.
Along with structural changes, the company posted a video to their customers on their About Us page to introduce the site changes.
Since January, DrillSpot.com has introduced over 600,000 new products to its site. To date, the company carries an inventory of more than a million products ranging from Bradley eyewash to Eiko lamps, and includes well-respected brands like Panduit, White Rodgers, Broan fans, Lithonia lighting, Extech meters, and Milwaukee tools.
If you would like more information about this topic, or to schedule an interview, please call Monika Runstrom at 303-951-9520, email PR@DrillSpot.com, follow us at Twitter.com/DrillSpot, or become a fan on Facebook.
Everything Channel's XChange Solution Provider Conference Brought Solution Providers Together with Channel Vendors to Meet, Build Relationships and Strategize for Growth
FRAMINGHAM, Mass., March 18 -- Everything Channel, a UBM company, today announced the successful wrap up of the 15th annual XChange Solution Provider conference that took place March 8-11, 2010 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Los Angeles. XChange Solution Provider brought together more than 225 pre-qualified executive-level technology solution providers with approximately 75 industry leading Channel vendors to meet, build relationships and strategize for growth.
Nancy Hammervik, Senior Vice President, Events, Everything Channel, said, "Last week we brought solution providers and technology vendors together to learn, network and conduct business. XChange Solution Provider provided attendees with key information on how to reboot their businesses after a challenging year and gave them a road map to follow for a strong 2010. The success of our event demonstrates the critical importance of our industry and the great opportunity in the high tech sales channel."
Event highlights include:
-- The Cloud Computing Bootcamp: "Cloudy with a Chance of Margins"
comprehensive half-day Cloud Computing Bootcamp on the hottest and
most pressing issues facing IT integrators and their vendor partners.
-- The 2010 CRN Channel Champions and XChange XCellence Awards events
took place on March 10. The 20th annual CRN Channel Champions is one
of the largest and broadest-based technology solution provider market
studies in the industry and measures overall technology sellers'
perceptions of vendor products and services. The XChange XCellence
Awards measure overall business and technology solution provider
perceptions of vendor products and services during the conference.
-- Everything Channel offered a Premium Executive Content Track which
featured exclusive research, expert instructors and peer interaction
in a workshop setting designed to enhance business practices and
bolster management skills.
A special feature of the event was Everything Channel's Channel@Work initiative. Channel@Work brings together members of the technology industry to support local communities in need. Everything Channel partnered with L.A. Works, a nonprofit, volunteer action center that creates and implements hands-on community service projects throughout the greater Los Angeles area. The Channel@Work: Technology Makeover School Edition program brought together 50 members of the technology community and Everything Channel employees to update the Dayton Heights Elementary School's computer lab, library and teacher's workroom as well as beautify other areas of the school.
Everything Channel is the leading producer of face-to-face events that build technology partnerships and alliances between vendors, distributors and senior-level decision-makers within the Channel and the IT executive. Everything Channel's events deliver new markets, customers and revenue opportunities for Solution Providers and vendors. These events offer numerous recruiting, training, education and networking opportunities during three and four-day events filled with keynotes, lectures, debates and discussions revolving around critical Channel issues and trends.
Everything Channel, headquartered in Framingham, MA, is a technology marketing and sales solutions company. Through its "Complete Technology Channel Solution," Everything Channel offers the right business tools to accelerate technology sales. From branding and recruiting to marketing and sales, Everything Channel offers technology marketers the unmatched breadth and depth of global brands and market intelligence combined with unparalleled audience loyalty and credibility serving all technology sales channels through an extensive database. Everything Channel provides innovative field sales and marketing solutions to the sellers of technology to achieve measurable and significant results.
About United Business Media Limited
UBM (UBM.L) focuses on two principal activities: worldwide information distribution, targeting and monitoring; and, the development and monetisation of B2B communities and markets. UBM's businesses inform markets and serve professional commercial communities -- from doctors to game developers, from journalists to jewelry traders, from farmers to pharmacists -- with integrated events, online, print and business information products. Our 6,500 staff in more than 30 countries are organised into specialist teams that serve these communities, bringing buyers and sellers together, helping them to do business and their markets to work effectively and efficiently. For more information, go to http://www.ubm.com.
Maximum TV and Dreamhouse Entertainment Partner to Offer Full-Length Telenovelas and Other Types of TV Programming to US Hispanic Market Via the Internet
HOUSTON, March 18 -- Maximum TV, in partnership with Dreamhouse Entertainment, will be the first to deliver full length, full screen telenovelas via the internet to US-based Hispanics.
Top performing novelas and other genres of TV programming (movies, series, etc.) from across Latin America are presented via Maximum TV's online television service at http://www.maximum.tv All 100-plus episodes for various novelas will come online, and all episodes can be enjoyed in stunning video quality, in a full-screen experience. This brings top novelas and other genres of TV programming to US Hispanic consumers via the internet in an unprecedented way.
"Telenovelas are a crucial ingredient in the TV experience of US Hispanics; as this segment of the population moves more and more online, they can now also enjoy their favorite telenovelas on their broadband-connected computers, notebooks and netbooks," said Erik Vanderlaan, Chief Technology Officer of Maximum TV.
"We chose to partner with Maximum TV, as their technology solution and video quality present the best solution in the market today. Their service is a great way to target telenovelas and other types of TV programming, like movies and series, now also via the internet to US-based Hispanics. This will be another, complimentary way, of watching Spanish-language television for this increasingly important segment of the US population," said Alex Fiore, CEO of Dreamhouse Entertainment.
Next to a great selection of telenovelas, Maximum TV offers television programming in categories like news, sports, music, humor, documentaries, movies, etc. all targeted to the US Hispanic consumer market.
The US Hispanic population is known for its appetite for watching television. This segment of the population is increasingly becoming connected via broadband as well, and over-indexes in terms of online entertainment use. With more than 20 million internet-connected Hispanics, Maximum TV is offering advertisers a unique opportunity to convey its brand message towards its target audience.
Maximum TV is a broadband television service bringing quality and premium programming from Latin America and around the world, to the tens of millions of US Hispanic households eager to enjoy TV programs, clips and movies relating to their Hispanic heritage. Maximum TV offers advertisers a unique opportunity to tailor a brand presence with one of the content categories or across the full service. Programming is available at the service destination site or via syndication through a sophisticated widget approach with partners. Maximum TV employs Microsoft Silverlight and Smooth Streaming technologies to deliver great video quality and experience across the United States.
Dreamhouse Entertainment's strategy is to become one of the first vertically integrated Spanish language content platforms providing quality Spanish language channels to users via all types of traditional and IP-based platforms, including: PC, Media Center PC, IPTV, wireless, mobile, satellite, and cable television.
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