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Companies news of 2011-03-24 (page 2)

  • Verizon Wireless Enhances 3G Broadband Data Network in Stafford County, VA
  • Verizon Wireless Enhances 3G Broadband Data Network in Carroll County, MD
  • Verizon Wireless Enhances 3G Broadband Data Network in Baltimore, MD and Surrounding Areas
  • Verizon Wireless Completes $347 Million in DC, Maryland & Virginia Network Enhancements in...
  • Elray Resources Provides Revenue Guidance for its New Online Gaming Operations
  • IBM Introduces Cloud-Based Social Media Analytics Capabilities for MarketersNew software...
  • AT&T Building Most Advanced Mobile Broadband Experience in Massachusetts, Announces 2011...
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    Verizon Wireless Enhances 3G Broadband Data Network in Stafford County, VA

    LAUREL, Md., March 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In a continuing effort to provide the best wireless service for local residents in Stafford County, Va., Verizon Wireless has completed work that increases the 3G data handling capacity in Falmouth and along Route 17.

    Expanded 3G data capacity in Stafford County allows more customers using tablets, laptops or smartphones to instantly download the latest apps, music, videos or 3D games; rapidly browse the Web to keep up with news, sports, stock quotes; send and receive emails in real-time as well as open and download attachments; enjoy turn-by-turn navigation; and more.

    The increased coverage is part of the company's aggressive multi-billion dollar network investment each year to stay ahead of the growing demand for Verizon Wireless' voice and data services. Last year alone, the company spent $347 million on regional network improvements, bringing total network investment in the region since 2000 to more than $2.6 billion.

    "More and more people rely on smartphones and 3G apps to manage their busy lives and stay connected at home or on-the-go," said Mike Maiorana, Verizon Wireless regional president. "We're committed to continuously improving our network to provide our customers with the 3G advantage, coverage and speed they want and need."

    Verizon Wireless has the nation's largest and most reliable 3G broadband network which makes advanced services like turn-by-turn navigation, over-the-air downloads of the latest applications, text/picture messaging, video and music downloads, web browsing and 3D gaming possible. Mobile Broadband customers in enhanced broadband wireless coverage areas can expect average download speeds of 600 kilobits per second (kbps) to 1.4 megabits and average upload speeds of 500-800 kbps. Customer demand for these advanced services continues to grow.

    The company's "nation's most reliable wireless network" reputation is based on network studies performed by real-life test men and test women throughout the country. Using sophisticated testing equipment, Verizon Wireless' local team of network technicians conducted 66,552 voice call attempts and 373,899 data tests on the Verizon Wireless network and the networks of major competitors. Unmarked test vehicles are equipped with computers that automatically conduct voice calls and data tests. Results from this internal network quality assurance test program confirm that Verizon Wireless is the 3G network quality leader in the Virginia, Maryland and DC region.

    In addition to enhancing its 3G network, Verizon Wireless has deployed its 4G LTE Network in 38 major metropolitan areas and 60 commercial airports coast to coast covering one-third of all Americans. During 2011, the company will continue to expand its 4G footprint to include more than 145 markets by the end of the year. Verizon Wireless' 4G LTE wireless network is the fastest and most advanced 4G network in America and offers speeds up to 10 times faster than the current 3G network.

    Stay in the know about Verizon Wireless news in MD/DC/VA by following @VZWPRDC on Twitter. For the latest network-related news, information and upgrades, follow VZWNetwork on Twitter at http://twitter.com/VZWNetwork.

    About Verizon Wireless

    Verizon Wireless operates the nation's fastest and most advanced 4G network and largest and most reliable 3G network, and serves more than 94 million customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 82,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications and Vodafone . For more information, visit 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 www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.

    Verizon Wireless

    CONTACT: Melanie Ortel, +1-240-568-1429,
    Melanie.Ortel@VerizonWireless.com; or Sherri Cunningham, +1-202-364-5856,
    Twitter: @VZWPRDC

    Web site: http://www.verizonwireless.com/




    Verizon Wireless Enhances 3G Broadband Data Network in Carroll County, MD

    LAUREL, Md., March 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In a continuing effort to provide the best wireless service for local residents in Carroll County, Md., Verizon Wireless has completed work that increases the 3G data handling capacity in Taneytown, Westminster, Hampstead and Sykesville.

    Expanded 3G data capacity in Carroll County allows more customers using tablets, laptops or smartphones to instantly download the latest apps, music, videos or 3D games; rapidly browse the Web to keep up with news, sports, stock quotes; send and receive emails in real-time as well as open and download attachments; enjoy turn-by-turn navigation; and more.

    The increased coverage is part of the company's aggressive multi-billion dollar network investment each year to stay ahead of the growing demand for Verizon Wireless' voice and data services. Last year alone, the company spent $347 million on regional network improvements, bringing total network investment in the region since 2000 to more than $2.6 billion.

    "More and more people rely on smartphones and 3G apps to manage their busy lives and stay connected at home or on-the-go," said Mike Maiorana, Verizon Wireless regional president. "We're committed to continuously improving our network to provide our customers with the 3G advantage, coverage and speed they want and need."

    Verizon Wireless has the nation's largest and most reliable 3G broadband network which makes advanced services like turn-by-turn navigation, over-the-air downloads of the latest applications, text/picture messaging, video and music downloads, web browsing and 3D gaming possible. Mobile Broadband customers in enhanced broadband wireless coverage areas can expect average download speeds of 600 kilobits per second (kbps) to 1.4 megabits and average upload speeds of 500-800 kbps. Customer demand for these advanced services continues to grow.

    The company's "nation's most reliable wireless network" reputation is based on network studies performed by real-life test men and test women throughout the country. Using sophisticated testing equipment, Verizon Wireless' local team of network technicians conducted 66,552 voice call attempts and 373,899 data tests on the Verizon Wireless network and the networks of major competitors. Unmarked test vehicles are equipped with computers that automatically conduct voice calls and data tests. Results from this internal network quality assurance test program confirm that Verizon Wireless is the 3G network quality leader in the Virginia, Maryland and DC region.

    In addition to enhancing its 3G network, Verizon Wireless has deployed its 4G LTE Network in 38 major metropolitan areas and 60 commercial airports coast to coast covering one-third of all Americans. During 2011, the company will continue to expand its 4G footprint to include more than 145 markets by the end of the year. Verizon Wireless' 4G LTE wireless network is the fastest and most advanced 4G network in America and offers speeds up to 10 times faster than the current 3G network.

    Stay in the know about Verizon Wireless news in MD/DC/VA by following @VZWPRDC on Twitter. For the latest network-related news, information and upgrades, follow VZWNetwork on Twitter at http://twitter.com/VZWNetwork.

    About Verizon Wireless

    Verizon Wireless operates the nation's fastest and most advanced 4G network and largest and most reliable 3G network, and serves more than 94 million customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 82,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications and Vodafone . For more information, visit 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 www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.

    Verizon Wireless

    CONTACT: Melanie Ortel, +1-240-568-1429,
    Melanie.Ortel@VerizonWireless.com, or Sherri Cunningham, +1-202-364-5856,
    Twitter: @VZWPRDC

    Web site: http://www.verizonwireless.com/




    Verizon Wireless Enhances 3G Broadband Data Network in Baltimore, MD and Surrounding Areas

    LAUREL, Md., March 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In a continuing effort to provide the best wireless service for local residents in Baltimore and Baltimore County, Md., Verizon Wireless has completed work that increases the 3G data handling capacity in downtown and in a wide swath of the southwestern portion of the county, including Catonsville, Halethorpe and Lochearn.

    Expanded 3G data capacity in Baltimore and surrounding areas allows more customers using tablets, laptops or smartphones to instantly download the latest apps, music, videos or 3D games; rapidly browse the Web to keep up with news, sports, stock quotes; send and receive emails in real-time as well as open and download attachments; enjoy turn-by-turn navigation; and more.

    The increased coverage is part of the company's aggressive multi-billion dollar network investment each year to stay ahead of the growing demand for Verizon Wireless' voice and data services. Last year alone, the company spent $347 million on regional network improvements, bringing total network investment in the region since 2000 to more than $2.6 billion.

    "More and more people rely on smartphones and 3G apps to manage their busy lives and stay connected at home or on-the-go," said Mike Maiorana, Verizon Wireless regional president. "We're committed to continuously improving our network to provide our customers with the 3G advantage, coverage and speed they want and need."

    Verizon Wireless has the nation's largest and most reliable 3G broadband network which makes advanced services like turn-by-turn navigation, over-the-air downloads of the latest applications, text/picture messaging, video and music downloads, web browsing and 3D gaming possible. Mobile Broadband customers in enhanced broadband wireless coverage areas can expect average download speeds of 600 kilobits per second (kbps) to 1.4 megabits and average upload speeds of 500-800 kbps. Customer demand for these advanced services continues to grow.

    The company's "nation's most reliable wireless network" reputation is based on network studies performed by real-life test men and test women throughout the country. Using sophisticated testing equipment, Verizon Wireless' local team of network technicians conducted 66,552 voice call attempts and 373,899 data tests on the Verizon Wireless network and the networks of major competitors. Unmarked test vehicles are equipped with computers that automatically conduct voice calls and data tests.* Results from this internal network quality assurance test program confirm that Verizon Wireless is the 3G network quality leader in the Virginia, Maryland and DC region.

    In addition to enhancing its 3G network, Verizon Wireless has deployed its 4G LTE Network in 38 major metropolitan areas and 60 commercial airports coast to coast covering one-third of all Americans. During 2011, the company will continue to expand its 4G footprint to include more than 145 markets by the end of the year. Verizon Wireless' 4G LTE wireless network is the fastest and most advanced 4G network in America and offers speeds up to 10 times faster than the current 3G network.

    Stay in the know about Verizon Wireless news in MD/DC/VA by following @VZWPRDC on Twitter. For the latest network-related news, information and upgrades, follow VZWNetwork on Twitter at http://twitter.com/VZWNetwork.

    About Verizon Wireless

    Verizon Wireless operates the nation's fastest and most advanced 4G network and largest and most reliable 3G network, and serves more than 94 million customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 82,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications and Vodafone . For more information, visit 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 www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.

    Verizon Wireless

    CONTACT: Melanie Ortel, +1-240-568-1429,
    Melanie.Ortel@VerizonWireless.com, or Sherri Cunningham, +1-202-364-5856,
    Twitter: @VZWPRDC

    Web site: http://www.verizonwireless.com/




    Verizon Wireless Completes $347 Million in DC, Maryland & Virginia Network Enhancements in 2010Company's Regional Network Investment Over Past Decade Exceeds $2.6 billion

    LAUREL, Md., March 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Verizon Wireless announced completion of a $347 million investment in its wireless voice and data network in the Washington, DC, Maryland and Virginia region in 2010, bringing the company's regional network investment to more than $2.6 billion since 2000.

    These regional network improvements are part of the company's aggressive, nationwide multi-billion dollar investment each year to stay ahead of the growing demand for Verizon Wireless' voice and data services. Nationwide, the company has invested more than $65 billion - an average of $6 billion per year - since it was formed in 2000 to increase the coverage and capacity of its premier nationwide network and to add new services.

    The 2010 network investment of $347 million in Washington, DC, Maryland and Virginia included expanding the company's high-speed 3G Mobile Broadband network and increasing capacity at hundreds of cell sites to enable customers using tablets, laptops or smartphones to rapidly browse the Web; instantly download the latest apps, music, videos or 3D games; send and receive emails in real-time as well as open and download attachments; enjoy turn-by-turn navigation; and much more. In addition, the company's investment supported the preparations required for the deployment and expansion of its 4G LTE network, the fastest and most advanced 4G network in America, which launched in December 2010 and offers speeds up to 10 times faster than its current 3G network. Currently available in 39 major metropolitan areas including Washington, DC, Baltimore, Annapolis and Northern Virginia, the company will continue expanding its 4G LTE footprint in 2011 to cover more than 145 markets by year-end. Markets in this region that will be included in the 4G expansion in 2011 include Hagerstown, Maryland and Bristol, Virginia.

    "Building and maintaining the nation's most reliable wireless network for customers requires a significant amount of planning, work and capital investment," said Mike Maiorana, Verizon Wireless regional president. "We're committed to continuously improving our network to provide our customers with the network advantage, coverage and speed they want and need to enjoy today's mobile lifestyle."

    Stay in the know about Verizon Wireless news in MD/DC/VA by following @VZWPRDC on Twitter. For the latest network-related news, information and upgrades, follow VZWNetwork on Twitter at http://twitter.com/VZWNetwork.

    About Verizon Wireless

    Verizon Wireless operates the nation's fastest and most advanced 4G network and largest and most reliable 3G network, and serves more than 94 million customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 82,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications and Vodafone . For more information, visit 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 www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.

    Verizon Wireless

    CONTACT: Melanie Ortel, +1-240-568-1429,
    Melanie.Ortel@VerizonWireless.com; or Sherri Cunningham, +1-202-364-5856,
    Twitter: @VZWPRDC

    Web site: http://www.verizonwireless.com/




    Elray Resources Provides Revenue Guidance for its New Online Gaming Operations

    NEW YORK, March 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Elray Resources, Inc - Elray announced it has provided some revenue and operational guidance for their new online gaming division, Elray Gaming.

    On February 21, the Company acquired Splitrock Ventures BVI, an online gaming business which owns and licenses Gaming Intellectual Property, Gaming Domains, Trademarks, and Player Databases.

    The following are some of the brands currently being run under the Elray Gaming umbrella: Sierra Star Casino, Majestic Comet, Lottery Domain, Dollar Dazzlers, Jackpot Cafe, and Lucky Lucy Bingo. These brands are currently available in English, French, German, Italian, Japanese and Russian.

    Operational and Revenue Guidance

    For 2011, the Company is projecting total gaming proceeds of $100 million, of which the company would recognize $6.5 million in gross revenues, and $1.1 million in net income.

    For 2012, the Company is projecting total gaming proceeds to increase to $320 million, of which the company would recognize $8.8 million in gross revenues, or $3.4 million in net income.

    These projections do not take into account any new acquisitions or gaming products launched by the company during this time period. Investors are advised that these are projections, and in such final results way differ greatly based on operational events and risks.

    Management Experience

    Elray has a highly experienced management team under the leadership of Brian Goodman the new CEO, having been in the industry since 2004.

    Compliance with US Gaming Laws

    The Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act of 2006 ("UIGEA") precludes financial transactions related to online gaming in the United States. Players in the U.S. are therefore legally precluded from participating in online gambling.

    Elray's business model is to offer Internet Gaming Products to non-US players in jurisdictions where online gaming is permitted and consequently will be well positioned to establish gaming operations in this potentially lucrative market.

    Shareholder Communications

    The Company understands the importance of developing a strong communication line to its shareholders. Thus, the company has established a corporate website www.elraygaming.com to reflect the new operations.

    ELRA is fully reporting company under the Securities and Exchange Act of 1930, and investors can review our filings online by going to www.sec.gov

    Elray is an established Global Online Gaming entity which owns and licenses Gaming Intellectual Property, Gaming Domains, Trademarks and Player Databases. Operations are headquartered in Curacao, Netherland Antilles and maintain offices, representatives and support facilities in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, South Africa, Mauritius, Israel and the Philippines. Elray's business model is to offer Internet Gaming Products to non-US players in jurisdictions where online gaming is permitted.

    This press release may contain "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, such as statements relating to financial results and plans for future development activities, and are thus prospective. Forward-looking statements include all statements that are not statements of historical fact regarding intent, belief or current expectations of the Company, its directors or its officers. Investors are cautioned that any such forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond the Company's ability to control. Actual results may differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements. Among the factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those indicated in the forward-looking statements are risks and uncertainties associated with the Company's business and finances in general, including the ability to continue and manage its growth, competition, global economic conditions and other factors discussed in detail in the Company's periodic filings with the Security and Exchange Commission. The Company undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements.

    Contact: Brian Goodman, CEO
    Brian@elraygaming.com
    917-775-9689
    www.elraygaming.com

    Elray Resources, Inc.

    Web site: http://www.elraygaming.com/




    IBM Introduces Cloud-Based Social Media Analytics Capabilities for MarketersNew software informs and enables marketers with actionable insight

    ARMONK, N.Y., March 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- IBM today launched new, cloud-based software designed to help marketers gain real-time, actionable insight from data available across social media channels.

    (Photo: https://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110314/NY64247-a )

    (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090416/IBMLOGO )

    The new software expands IBM's business analytics capabilities by enabling organizations to develop faster, more precise social media marketing programs that support their brand's total online presence through a cloud-based delivery model.

    The first product, IBM Coremetrics Social, helps companies analyze the business impact of their social marketing initiatives, while IBM Unica Pivotal Veracity Email Optimization Suite analyzes email links that are shared across social network platforms, enabling marketers to better capitalize on opportunities across channels.

    Today's news follows IBM's recent announcement of new software and the creation of a new consulting practice dedicated to the emerging category of "Smarter Commerce," which is focused on helping companies swiftly adapt to rising customer demands in today's digitally transformed marketplace. Smarter Commerce includes new cloud analytics software that enables companies to monitor their brand's presence in real-time through social media channels to better assess the effectiveness of new services and product offerings, fine tune marketing campaigns, and create sales initiatives in real-time.

    "IBM's approach to social media analytics is based on the understanding that people interact with an organization's brand in a number of ways--including email, social networking sites and company Web sites--and the true measure of business impact demands a fully integrated view of the interaction with these resources," said John Squire, chief strategy officer, IBM Coremetrics. "The new social media analytics software unveiled today will help marketers develop more targeted, highly-measurable, and effective social media marketing campaigns."

    IBM Coremetrics Social enables organizations across a wide range of industries to measure the effectiveness and return on investment (ROI) of their social marketing initiatives by gaining insight from data that's publicly available on social media websites.

    This Smarter Commerce offering delivers real-time intelligence on the social media response to a particular brand, or the products, content and services being offered, and enables clients to make fact-based, accurate decisions about marketing expenditures. As a result, marketing teams can easily attribute business impact to social referrals in the context of other marketing programs.

    Using the analytics foundation of the Coremetrics Continuous Optimization Platform(TM) and its complete suite of marketing optimization applications, IBM Coremetrics Social provides cross-channel reporting and benchmark capabilities to track and improve social marketing campaigns. With social benchmarking, brands can evaluate the effectiveness of their social initiatives relative to their peer companies, and understand where they excel, and where there is opportunity for improvement.

    It has become routine for social networks to be used as a resource to broadly share links to special offers made available by companies via email. Well-known brands can expect to see as much as 38 percent of their special offer email links shared across social networks. An average of 28 percent of these links is then 'liked' or commented on.

    The new IBM Unica Pivotal Veracity Email Optimization suite tracks and analyzes email links that are shared across social network platforms, delivering actionable insights which marketers can turn into recognizable profit. Unlike other technologies, this new offering opens the doors for marketers to identify, track, and improve the perception of their brands across channels. The Social Email Analytics software tracks all links associated with a marketer's brand and email, not just the intended links a marketer shares. This approach better encompasses and reflects the emerging complexities and ramifications of consumer interactions with brands, starting with email and ending up in the social realm. With this new software, marketers can also hone Web pages for social networks and better identify opportunities across channels.

    For more information on IBM's Smarter Commerce initiative, please visit: http://www-03.ibm.com/press/us/en/presskit/33983.wss

    For more information on Coremetrics, an IBM Company, please visit http://www.coremetrics.com/

    For more information on Unica, an IBM Company, please visit http://unica.com/

    Contact:

    Michela Stribling
    650-387-3194
    mstribli@us.ibm.com

    Dan Ring
    781-487-8641
    dring@us.ibm.com

    Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090416/IBMLOGO
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    PRN Photo Desk, photodesk@prnewswire.com IBM

    Web site: http://www.ibm.com/




    AT&T Building Most Advanced Mobile Broadband Experience in Massachusetts, Announces 2011 Network Upgrade PlansAT&T to Expand Backhaul in 2011 in Massachusetts to Enable 4G Speeds, Increase Mobile Broadband Capacity, Upgrade Hundreds of Cell Sites

    BOSTON, March 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- AT&T*, building on its strong 2010 record of network accomplishments, today announced network improvement plans designed to enable 4G speeds** and enhanced reliability across Massachusetts in 2011. The wireless network enhancement plans are part of AT&T's planned $19-billion investment in its wireless and wireline networks and other capital projects in 2011.

    David Mancuso, Regional Vice President for New England, says AT&T plans the following network improvements in Massachusetts in 2011:

    --  Deploying enhanced backhaul connections to roughly 1,000 cell sites to
    enable 4G speeds and add capacity to support more mobile traffic, like
    adding traffic lanes to a highway
    --  Installing roughly 35 new cell sites to improve network coverage
    --  Adding spectrum carriers to about 550 cell sites to support more traffic
    --  Deploying Distributed Antenna System (DAS) networks in high-traffic
    areas and facilities, including planned projects at Boston's largest
    convention center to enhance network coverage during events
    

    Mancuso said AT&T invested nearly $450 million in its Massachusetts wireless and wireline network from 2008 through 2010 as part of its commitment to superior service in the area:

    --  Installing 37 new cell sites
    --  Upgrading 426 cell sites to mobile broadband bringing 3G coverage to
    over 99% of the Massachusetts population
    --  Adding spectrum carriers to 377 cell sites
    --  Providing fans with enhanced mobile broadband coverage in Foxboro
    through the installation of a state of the art Distributed Antenna
    System (DAS) in the stadium
    --  Delivering 160 Wi-Fi hotspots in the Boston area (as of February 2011)
    

    The nation's fastest mobile broadband network is getting faster with 4G. A key planned upgrade for 2011 is deployment of enhanced backhaul connections to roughly 1,000 cell sites in Massachusetts to enable 4G speeds. Backhaul connections carry traffic between cell sites and AT&T's nationwide network. Enhanced fiber-optic and ethernet backhaul connections expand capacity many times over, and enable additional expansion in the years to come.

    "We're investing in our Massachusetts network to help AT&T customers take advantage of the numerous capabilities of their wireless devices," Mancuso said. "This year, we're committed to providing best-in-class wireless voice service to our customers, and we're backing that up with the right investments."

    AT&T's advanced network provides several important advantages for customers. Unlike some competitors, AT&T's mobile-broadband network provides customers with the ability to talk and surf at the same time. For instance, you can look up directions to an event while staying on the phone with your boss, or browse your favorite social media sites will chatting with a friend. AT&T's mobile broadband network also is up to 35 percent faster than our largest competitor's CDMA-based network on average nationally.

    AT&T also provides access to voice service in more than 220 countries and data service in more than 200 countries. AT&T's largest competitor's CDMA-based devices work in fewer than 45 countries. Business Traveler magazine recently named AT&T as having the "Best Mobile Coverage in the World" - the fourth time AT&T has received the distinction.

    "AT&T is consistently among the top companies in the U.S. in terms of our capital investment and we're committed to helping our customers right here in Massachusetts as we expand and enhance our local network," said Steve Krom, vice president and general manager, AT&T New England.

    AT&T's focus is delivering the nation's most advanced mobile broadband experience, which includes delivering the benefits of mobile broadband networks, devices and applications. With the nation's fastest mobile broadband network, AT&T provides accelerated mobile data speeds and simultaneous voice and data capabilities for an amazing wireless voice and data experience. At the same time, AT&T offers a widening array of smartphones and devices, with 20 4G devices planned for 2011, including a robust Android lineup. And we're driving development of wide-ranging mobile applications with three AT&T Foundry collaborative innovation centers planned for this year, as well as leadership in multiple initiatives to provide new tools for apps developers.

    AT&T's mobile broadband network is based on the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) family of technologies that includes GSM and UMTS, the most widely used wireless network platforms in the world.

    AT&T also operates the nation's largest Wi-Fi network*** with more than 24,000 hotspots in the U.S. and access to more than 135,000 hotspots globally through roaming agreements. Most AT&T smartphone customers get access to our entire national Wi-Fi network at no additional cost, and Wi-Fi usage doesn't count against customers' monthly data plans.

    For more information about AT&T's coverage in Massachusetts or anywhere in the United States, consumers can visit the AT&T Coverage Viewer. Using the online tool, AT&T customers can measure coverage quality from a street address, intersection, ZIP code or even a landmark.

    For updates on the AT&T wireless network, please visit the AT&T network news page.

    *AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.

    **4G speeds delivered by HSPA+ with enhanced backhaul. Available in limited areas. Availability increasing with ongoing backhaul deployment. Requires 4G device. Learn more at att.com/network. Actual speeds experienced will vary and depend on several factors, including device, location, capacity, facilities, and other conditions.

    ***Largest based on company branded and operated hotspots. Access includes AT&T Wi-Fi Basic. A Wi-Fi enabled device required. Other restrictions apply. See www.attwifi.com for details and locations.

    About AT&T

    AT&T Inc. is a premier communications holding company. Its subsidiaries and affiliates - AT&T operating companies - are the providers of AT&T services in the United States and around the world. With a powerful array of network resources that includes the nation's fastest mobile broadband network, AT&T is a leading provider of wireless, Wi-Fi, high speed Internet and voice services. A leader in mobile broadband, AT&T also offers the best wireless coverage worldwide, offering the most wireless phones that work in the most countries. It also offers advanced TV services under the AT&T U-verse(R) and AT&T |DIRECTV brands. The company's suite of IP-based business communications services is one of the most advanced in the world. In domestic markets, AT&T Advertising Solutions and AT&T Interactive are known for their leadership in local search and advertising.

    Additional information about AT&T Inc. and the products and services provided by AT&T subsidiaries and affiliates is available at http://www.att.com. This AT&T news release and other announcements are available at http://www.att.com/newsroom and as part of an RSS feed at www.att.com/rss. Or follow our news on Twitter at @ATT. Find us on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/ATT to discover more about our consumer and wireless services or at www.Facebook.com/ATTSmallBiz to discover more about our small business services.

    (C) 2011 AT&T Intellectual Property. All rights reserved. Mobile broadband not available in all areas. AT&T, the AT&T logo and all other marks contained herein are trademarks of AT&T Intellectual Property and/or AT&T affiliated companies.

    Cautionary Language Concerning Forward-Looking Statements

    Information set forth in this press release contains financial estimates and other forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties, and actual results might differ materially. A discussion of factors that may affect future results is contained in AT&T's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. AT&T disclaims any obligation to update and revise statements contained in this news release based on new information or otherwise.

    AT&T Inc.

    CONTACT: Susan Baranyi of AT&T Corporate Communications, Office,
    +1-617-692-0511, Mobile, +1-617-792-0185, sbaranyi@attnews.us

    Web site: http://www.att.com/




    OfficeMax to Offer the New BlackBerry PlayBook In All U.S. Stores-- New Tablet with Wi-Fi Available In Stores and Online on April 19, 2011 --

    NAPERVILLE, Ill., March 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- OfficeMax(R) Incorporated , a leader in office supplies and services, today announced it will offer the new BlackBerry(R) PlayBook(TM) tablet in all of its 1,000 retail locations nationwide and through www.officemax.com. The new BlackBerry PlayBook tablet will be available for purchase on April 19, 2011. The BlackBerry PlayBook with Wi-Fi(R) will be available in three models, costing $499 (16GB), $599 (32GB) and $699 (64GB).

    (Logo: https://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110125/MM34341)

    "We are excited to expand our tablet computer selection by adding the much-anticipated BlackBerry PlayBook to the mix," said Ryan Vero, EVP and Chief Merchandising Officer for OfficeMax. "The BlackBerry brand is synonymous with ingenuity and world-class innovation and the BlackBerry PlayBook is no exception. The new BlackBerry tablet is being lauded by critics for its ultra-portable design, enterprise friendly set-up, and uncompromised Web experience. We believe customers who are in the market for a tablet computer will be happy to know that they can test drive and buy a new BlackBerry PlayBook at any OfficeMax retail location."

    Positioned as the world's first professional-grade tablet, BlackBerry PlayBook features an ultra-portable design and delivers industry leading performance, uncompromised web browsing with support for Adobe(R) Flash(R) Player 10.1, true multitasking, HD multimedia, advanced security features, out-of-the-box enterprise support and a robust development environment.

    BlackBerry PlayBook specifications:

    --  7" 1024x600 WSVGA capacitive LCD touch screen
    --  Ultra-portable at less than a pound and less than one-half inch thick:
    0.9 lbs (425g) and 5.1" x 7.6" x 0.4" (130mm x 194mm x 10mm)
    --  1 GHz dual-core processor
    --  BlackBerry(R) Tablet OS with support for symmetric multiprocessing
    --  MP3, AAC and WMA audio playback
    --  Support for high resolution video playback (H.264, MPEG4, WMV)
    --  1080p HDMI output
    --  Dual 1080p HD cameras for video conferencing and video capture (3MP
    front and 5MP rear)
    --  1 GB RAM memory
    --  Up to 64 GB internal storage (16, 32 and 64 GB models)
    --  GPS, Orientation Sensor (Accelerometer), 6-Axis Motion Sensor
    (Gyroscope), Digital Compass (Magnetometer)
    --  Stereo speakers and stereo microphones
    --  Wi-Fi(R) (802.11 a/b/g/n) connectivity
    --  Bluetooth(R) 2.1+EDR support
    

    For more information about the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet, please visit www.blackberry.com/playbook.

    About OfficeMax

    OfficeMax Incorporated is a leader in both business-to-business office products solutions and retail office products. The OfficeMax mission is simple. We help our customers do their best work. The company provides office supplies and paper, in-store print and document services through OfficeMax ImPress(R), technology products and solutions, and furniture to businesses and individual consumers. OfficeMax customers are served by approximately 30,000 associates through direct sales, catalogs, e-commerce and approximately 1,000 stores. To find the nearest OfficeMax, call 1-877-OFFICEMAX. For more information, visit www.officemax.com.

    All trademarks, service marks and trade names of OfficeMax Incorporated used herein are trademarks or registered trademarks of OfficeMax Incorporated. The BlackBerry and RIM families of related marks, images and symbols are the exclusive properties and trademarks of Research In Motion Limited. Any other product or company names mentioned herein are the trademarks of their respective owners.

    OfficeMax Media Contacts Investor Contact Bill Bonner Jennifer Rook Mike Steele 630 864 6066 630 864 6057 630.864.6826

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    PRN Photo Desk, photodesk@prnewswire.com OfficeMax Incorporated

    Web site: http://www.officemax.com/




    LodgeNet Adds Velocity to Certified Solutions ProgramAgreement Expands Range of LodgeNet Broadband Offerings for Hoteliers Wanting to Enhance On-Property Bandwidth

    SIOUX FALLS, S.D., March 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- LodgeNet Interactive Corporation , the leading provider of media and connectivity solutions to hospitality and healthcare businesses, today announced an agreement with Velocity, The Greatest Phone Company Ever, Inc., designating LodgeNet Broadband as a "PLATINUM PARTNER" of Velocity solutions to the U.S. hospitality industry.

    (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080115/AQTU120LOGO)

    The partnership positions LodgeNet to offer hoteliers primary backhaul bandwidth (T1 circuits or bigger), as well as an aggregation service (VBand(TM)) that can add bandwidth from less expensive sources (such as cable modems and DSL) to increase the capacity and redundancy of the property's guest access networks. The Velocity bandwidth aggregation service (VBand(TM)) is subscription based, eliminating the capital outlay commonly associated with bandwidth aggregation devices.

    "LodgeNet Broadband is constantly looking at solutions that will not only bring our customers the best service today, but will position them for success in the future. Velocity's business model and VBand(TM) aggregation service do just that," said Steve Pofahl, Senior Vice President/General Manager of LodgeNet Broadband.

    "Excellent customer service and cutting-edge technology are key differentiators in the hospitality sector," said Greg Kiley, President and CEO of Velocity. "LodgeNet has a record of excellence on both fronts, and we believe having them as a 'PLATINUM PARTNER' will greatly help us extend our solutions into an industry that is becoming more bandwidth intensive all the time."

    About LodgeNet

    LodgeNet Interactive Corporation is the leading provider of media and connectivity solutions designed to meet the unique needs of hospitality, healthcare and other guest-based businesses. LodgeNet Interactive serves approximately 1.8 million hotel rooms worldwide in addition to healthcare facilities throughout the United States. The Company's services include: Interactive Television Solutions, Broadband Internet Solutions, Content Solutions, Professional Solutions and Advertising Media Solutions. LodgeNet Interactive Corporation owns and operates businesses under the industry leading brands: LodgeNet, LodgeNetRX, and The Hotel Networks. LodgeNet Interactive is listed on NASDAQ and trades under the symbol LNET. For more information, please visit www.lodgenet.com.

    About Velocity

    Velocity, The Greatest Phone Company Ever, Inc. founded in 2005 and headquartered in Holland, Ohio, is one of the largest and most efficient providers of Hospitality Internet Access. Velocity provides its customers with state-of-the-art technology products such as V-Select(TM), Velocity's On-Line Interactive Portal(TM), VBand(TM), Velocity's Bandwidth Manager, 24/7 technical assistance, and a nationwide network of 900 skilled technicians for customer installation, upgrades and repairs. V-Select(TM), Velocity's On-Line Interactive Portal(TM) provides the ability to monitor and support end users more efficiently. With V-Select(TM), Velocity customers see their entire network at a glance. V-Select(TM) allows the Velocity customers to view real-time bandwidth usage, provisioning, roll-out statistics, trouble tickets and service level analyses. Velocity combines V-Select(TM), the power and versatility of VBand(TM), along with Velocity's wide range of bandwidth options to create vertical solutions such as the "Velocity Total Solution(TM)" and the "Velocity Ultimate Solution(TM)". These products help Velocity customers to ensure an exceptional guest experience.

    LodgeNet and the LodgeNet logo are registered trademarks of LodgeNet Interactive Corporation. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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    PRN Photo Desk, photodesk@prnewswire.com LodgeNet Interactive Corporation

    CONTACT: Ann Parker, Director of Corporate Communications of LodgeNet
    Interactive Corporation, +1-605-988-1000, communications@lodgenet.com; or
    Chip Werner, Vice President of Operations of Velocity, +1-419-868-9983,
    chip@velocity.org

    Web site: http://www.lodgenet.com/




    Max Media Group, Inc. Enters Letter of Intent to Acquire www.BB2Live.com and Related Assets

    PALM HARBOR, Fla., March 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Max Media Group, Inc. , announced today that it has entered a Letter of Intent to acquire majority control of the assets of www.BB2Live.com ("BB2") and the company's technology applications including Internet Radio Protocol, IPTV ( Internet Television), VOIP and SMS text messaging. These assets include BB2's approximate 15 million subscribers and users of its various services.

    Additionally, MXMI announced that it would be acquiring BB2's movie library, with the equivalent selection of titles found at Netflix, as well as the music library whose selection of genre and titles is equal to those available on iTunes.

    In the last 3 years over $3.5mm has been invested in developing BB2's technology (Internet Radio, IPTV, VOIP, SMS Text Messaging) and building its subscriber/user base. With the major components of the business model in place and a tremendous subscriber base of data and demographics, the company is ready to enter the revenue stage. For the complete release click here

    http://www.maxmediamxmi.com/content/max-media-group-inc-enters-letter-intent-acquire-www-bb2live-com-and-related-assets

    www.maxmediamxmi.com

    Max Media Group Contact : Jim Grady 877-243-9327

    Max Media Group, Inc.

    Web site: http://www.maxmediamxmi.com/




    Zacks Releases Four Powerful ''Buy'' Stocks: Anixter International, Qualcomm Incorporated, Weight Watchers Int and BlackRock

    CHICAGO, March 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Four free stock picks are being made available today on Zacks.com. The industry's leading independent research firm highlights one Zacks #1 Rank Strong Buy or a Zacks #2 Rank Buy stock for each of the four main styles of investing: Aggressive Growth, Growth & Income, Momentum, and Value.

    (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101027/ZIRLOGO)

    The four highlighted picks are Anixter International , Qualcomm Incorporated , Weight Watchers Int and BlackRock, Inc. .

    Today, Zacks is promoting its ''Buy'' stock recommendations. Four daily picks are offered free at http://at.zacks.com/?id=88

    Zacks #1 Rank Stocks have nearly tripled the S&P 500 since 1988, producing an average annual return of +26%. Performance has been notable even during volatile and down times. For example, during the last bear market, 2000-2002, the market tumbled -37.6% - but Zacks #1 Rank stocks gained +43.8%.

    Here is a summary of today's selected stocks that are now highly rated by Zacks:

    Aggressive Growth - Anixter International

    Anixter International saw plenty of strength entering 2011 and analysts matched that sentiment by raising estimates.

    Zacks Guide to Aggressive Growth Investing (free!): http://at.zacks.com/?id=4309

    Growth & Income - Qualcomm Incorporated

    Qualcomm Incorporated is well positioned to benefit from increased demand for 3G devices such as smartphones, tablets, and eBook readers.

    Zacks Guide to Growth & Income Investing (free!): http://at.zacks.com/?id=4310

    Momentum - Weight Watchers Int

    Weight Watchers Int recently spiked more than 40% in one day after reporting strong Q4 results and offering FY 2011 earnings guidance that was well ahead of analyst expectations. With estimates on the upswing and a bullish growth projection, this Zacks #1 rank stock is on a strict momentum diet.

    Zacks Guide to Momentum Investing (free!): http://at.zacks.com/?id=4311

    Value - BlackRock, Inc.

    Companies are spending on technology again. Ness Technologies recently announced record quarterly revenue. This Zacks #1 Rank (strong buy) also has attractive valuations, with a price-to-sales ratio of just 0.4.

    Zacks Guide to Value Investing (free!): http://at.zacks.com/?id=4312

    How to Regularly Access Top Zacks Rank Picks for Free: http://at.zacks.com/?id=7154

    Underlying the four free stock picks is a simple truth that first appeared in a Financial Analysts Journal article published in 1979. Leonard Zacks, a Ph.D. in Mathematics from M.I.T. found that "earnings estimate revisions are the most powerful force impacting stock prices." Zacks #1 Rank is awarded to a stock when analysts sharply upgrade their estimates of what the company will earn.

    Today, Zacks is promoting its stock recommendations by offering four daily picks free to those who register at http://at.zacks.com/?id=7155

    About Zacks

    Zacks.com is a property of Zacks Investment Research, Inc., which was formed in 1978 by Len Zacks. The company continually processes stock reports issued by 3,000 analysts from 150 brokerage firms. It monitors more than 200,000 earnings estimates, looking for changes.

    Then, when changes are discovered, they're applied to help assign more than 4,400 stocks into five Zacks Rank categories: #1 Strong Buy, #2 Buy, #3 Hold, #4 Sell, and #5 Strong Sell. This proprietary stock-picking system continues to outperform the market by a nearly 3-to-1 margin.

    More Free Stock Picks

    Each weekday, new Zacks #1 Rank or Zacks #2 Rank stock picks are released on the free email newsletter, Profit from the Pros. Investors are invited to register for their free subscription at http://at.zacks.com/?id=91

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    Disclaimer: Past performance does not guarantee future results. Investors should always research companies and securities before making any investments. Nothing herein should be construed as an offer or solicitation to buy or sell any security.

    Zacks.com

    Aggressive Growth Stocks:
    Contact: Bill Wilton
    Phone: 312-265-9277

    or

    Growth & Income Stocks:
    Contact: Rob Plaza
    Phone: 312-265-9442

    or

    Momentum Stocks:
    Contact: Michael Vodicka
    Phone: 312-265-9226

    or

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    Contact: Tracey Ryniec
    Phone: 312-265-9232

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    Visit http://www.zacks.com/performance for information about the performance numbers displayed in this press release.

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    Research Reveals the Business Value of Managed Content--30 Percent Productivity Gains, 25 Percent in Efficiency Improvements

    New White Paper Sponsored by AIIM, OpenText Unveils How Effectively Managing Content Increases Profitability and Reduces Risk

    WATERLOO, ON, March 24 /PRNewswire/ - A new research report co-sponsored by AIIM, the enterprise content management (ECM) organization, and OpenText(TM) provides real, quantifiable insight into how better strategies around the management of information and content can help companies operate more profitably and capitalize on the positive benefits from knowledge sharing, collaboration and business process improvement.

    One of the more notable findings from the survey of more than 450 information technology professionals and business managers is that the productivity of professional staff would be improved by 30 percent if they could only find internal information and documents as quickly and as easily as they find information on the Web. Along the same lines, respondents said customer service levels and response times could be improved by 33 percent if all customer-facing staff could immediately access and share all customer-related and case-related information.

    "In all businesses, content is growing rapidly. We know that productivity, compliance and business responsiveness will steadily decline if nothing is done to manage this content deluge," said Doug Miles, Director of the AIIM Market Intelligence Division, and author of Capitalizing on Content: A Compelling ROI for Change, a white paper on the survey results. "In this report, we measured ROI factors closely, quantifying the improvements that a well-implemented ECM system can provide, and indicating the potential costs of compliance and security lapses. The opportunities for business improvement are remarkably significant."

    Adding to its credibility, the report compares the expectations of potential improvement from those respondents whose companies have yet to invest in ECM against the actual experiences of those who currently have such systems in use. Areas explored for improvement included productivity, customer service, collaboration and storage, among others.

    Additional opportunities for improvement included:

    -- The productivity of administrative staff could be increased on average by 33 percent through use of workflow, scanned forms and automated data capture. -- Changing to a culture of electronic-only filing would reduce the office space allocated to filing storage from 14.5 percent to 5.9 percent - a 60 percent reduction. -- The size of server farms dedicated to unstructured content and emails could be reduced by between a third and a half if each document or email attachment was stored only once. -- A collaborative, widely accessible team-site environment could improve project delivery by 23 percent on average in terms of time and project costs. -- Respondents indicated they believe that Enterprise 2.0 applications could improve staff productivity and engagement by about 18 percent. -- The improved efficiency from providing office staff with comprehensive mobile access to company information would likely be between 20 percent and 25 percent.

    While the survey indicates a compelling case for adopting ECM technologies, it also exposes the significant challenges for companies that get overwhelmed by the sheer volume of documents and content accumulating on shared drives, email, laptops and mobile device and paper files.

    According to 61 percent of the survey respondents, organizational knowledge is the first thing to suffer in a badly managed environment, causing the organization to lose its competitive position due to poor decisions and a lack of accumulated corporate expertise. Innovation is considered to be another significant victim of poor collaboration and restricted knowledge-sharing, followed by the productivity impact of information search fatigue.

    Compliance breaches and information and data leaks also weighed heavily on the minds of the survey respondents. For instance 40 percent of organizations would take a financial hit from a compliance breach while fully 66 percent would suffer bad - and costly - publicity. Over a third of organizations reported they would have no way of finding out who was responsible if sensitive data was "leaked" to a competitor or to the press by a trusted employee. Only a quarter could readily point to a specific employee based on activity logs. For 60 percent of the largest organizations, the potential impact of such a leak would be high, and for 13 percent it would be "disastrous."

    "As the research confirms, companies that claim, control and capitalize on content increase their people's contribution, deliver better customer service, and save money - all of which leads to better business," said James Latham, Chief Marketing Officer, OpenText. "At the same time, succumbing to fast-growing unstructured content inside the enterprise will increase risk, stifle innovation, or worse yet, leak sensitive documents. The case for ECM has never been stronger."

    This study is available as part of the OpenText Though Leadership Series. For more information, go to: www.domorewithyourcontent.com or listen to an OpenText News Podcast about the study featuring Doug Miles and James Latham.

    Follow OpenText on Twitter @opentext

    About OpenText
    OpenText, a global ECM leader, helps organizations manage and gain the true value of their business content. OpenText brings two decades of expertise supporting 100 million users in 114 countries. Working with our customers and partners, we bring together leading Content Experts(TM) to help organizations capture and preserve corporate memory, increase brand equity, automate processes, mitigate risk, manage compliance and improve competitiveness. For more information, visit www.opentext.com.

    Certain statements in this press release may contain words considered forward-looking statements or information under applicable securities laws. These statements are based on Open Text's current expectations, estimates, forecasts and projections about the operating environment, economies and markets in which the company operates. These statements are subject to important assumptions, risks and uncertainties that are difficult to predict, and the actual outcome may be materially different. Open Text's assumptions, although considered reasonable by the company at the date of this press release, may prove to be inaccurate and consequently its actual results could differ materially from the expectations set out herein. For additional information with respect to risks and other factors which could occur, see Open Text's Annual Report on Form 10-K, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and other securities filings with the SEC and other securities regulators. Unless otherwise required by applicable securities laws, Open Text disclaims any intention or obligations to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

    Copyright (C) 2011 by Open Text Corporation. OPENTEXT is a trademark or registered trademark of Open Text Corporation in the United States of America, Canada, the European Union and/or other countries. This list of trademarks is not exhaustive. Other trademarks, registered trademarks, product names, company names, brands and service names mentioned herein are property of Open Text Corporation or other respective owners.

    Open Text Corporation

    CONTACT: PR Contacts:

    Richard Maganini
    OpenText
    +1-847-961-0662
    rmaganin@opentext.com

    Peter Gorman
    OpenText
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    pgorman@opentext.com

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    briane@mckenzieworldwide.com




    AT&T Puts Christina Noble Children's Foundation in the Fast Lane at the Australian Grand PrixLogo of leading children's charity featured on AT&T Williams cars at the Albert Park Circuit

    MELBOURNE, Australia, March 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- AT&T* today announced it will celebrate its ongoing support for The Christina Noble Children's Foundation (CNCF) by placing the charity's logo on the AT&T Williams race cars during the Australian Grand Prix.

    The visual representation of the charity will provide CNCF Australia with an opportunity to further raise awareness of its vital work during the race weekend, one of the highest profile sporting events held in Melbourne. The logo will be placed on the headrest of the AT&T Williams FW33 cars during the race weekend. More than 257,000 visitors are expected to attend the Albert Park circuit, and the event attracts a worldwide television audience of approximately 45 million people.

    "We are excited to join with AT&T Williams and have this unique opportunity to highlight our Foundation," said Nick Pistolas, Director of The Christina Noble Children's Foundation. "Support from large scale organizations like AT&T helps us to achieve our mission to provide support to less-privileged children. Over the past six years, the number of beneficiaries has increased significantly. Australia is a key partner for CNCF in Vietnam & Mongolia and we hope this will help to raise our profile even further."

    "We are thrilled to provide CNCF with international exposure through AT&T Williams," said Fred Girouard, managing director of AT&T Australia and New Zealand. "AT&T is committed to advancing education, strengthening communities and improving lives. CNCF does fantastic work and makes a meaningful contribution to helping a large number of children in Vietnam and Mongolia to get the skills, education and opportunities they need to succeed in life. We hope this initiative will help CNCF continue to garner support to further enhance the recognition they get for their important work."

    Founded in 1991, The Christina Noble Children's Foundation is an International Partnership of people dedicated to serving underprivileged children with the hope of helping each child maximize their life potential. CNCF's programs in Vietnam and Mongolia seek to protect children at risk of economic and sexual exploitation, ensuring these and other children in need have access to basic care and educational opportunities. The program includes emergency and long-term medical care, nutritional rehabilitation, educational and vocational training and job placement. This is accomplished within the context of the family and the community whenever possible, and always with love and respect for the dignity of each child as an individual. CNCF Australia's office is located in Melbourne. This opportunity to be featured at the Australian Grand Prix has come at a great time for the Australia office as they prepare for a visit by the Founder, Christina Noble, in August of this year. Christina is visiting Australia to establish relationships with some of the many Australian companies working in Vietnam and Mongolia and will be the guest of honor at a Gala Event to be held on the 6th of August.

    AT&T has been supporting CNCF for six consecutive years. In 2005, AT&T donated US$10,000 to a team that conquered Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa and the highest free-standing mountain in the world, to raise money for CNCF and to enhance its awareness. In 2006, AT&T Vietnam doubled the donation to US$20,000 to support the Educational Assistance Programme in Vietnam. AT&T donated a further US$70,000 to CNCF from 2007-2010 to help improve the lives of impoverished children in Vietnam.

    AT&T is the title sponsor of the AT&T Williams team, and provides the team with a full suite of advanced IP-based communications solutions including a virtual private network that enables highly secure and reliable communications from the race track to the team's headquarters and other key locations. AT&T Williams is migrating its website (www.attwilliams.com) to AT&T Synaptic Hosting(SM), a complete hosting package built on a virtualized, scalable infrastructure, and AT&T's Intelligent Content Distribution Service (ICDS) to support its enhanced multifaceted global web presence. The team also installed the AT&T Telepresence Solution(R) at their UK headquarters and a unique travelling unit. The deployment of the AT&T Telepresence Solution provides the team with a fully managed, immersive high definition video conferencing service with the sensation of a "face-to-face" meeting. AT&T is also featuring Nick Pistolas, Director of The Christina Noble Children's Foundation, in the new AT&T Williams '60 seconds with...' online interview series, which profiles the most challenging and rewarding part of his job as well as what position he would choose to have if he could work in racing:

    http://youratt.com/attwilliams/en/SixtySeconds/26.

    *AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.

    About Christina Noble Children's Foundation

    The Christina Noble Children's Foundation is an international partnership dedicated to serving children in need in Vietnam and Mongolia. Protecting children at risk of economic and sexual exploitation and providing emergency and long-term medical care, nutritional rehabilitation, education, vocational training and job placement, the Foundation seeks to maximise the potential of these children with love and respect for the dignity of each child as an individual. Please visit www.cncf.org for more information.

    About Philanthropy at AT&T

    AT&T Inc. is committed to advancing education, strengthening communities and improving lives. Through its philanthropic initiatives and partnerships, AT&T has a long history of supporting projects that create learning opportunities; promote academic and economic achievement; and address community needs. In 2009, more than $155 million was contributed through corporate-, employee- and AT&T Foundation-giving programs.

    About AT&T

    AT&T Inc. is a premier communications holding company. Its subsidiaries and affiliates - AT&T operating companies - are the providers of AT&T services in the United States and around the world. With a powerful array of network resources that includes the nation's fastest mobile broadband network, AT&T is a leading provider of wireless, Wi-Fi, high speed Internet, voice and cloud-based services. A leader in mobile broadband and emerging 4G capabilities, AT&T also offers the best wireless coverage worldwide of any U.S. carrier, offering the most wireless phones that work in the most countries. It also offers advanced TV services under the AT&T U-verse(R) and AT&T |DIRECTV brands. The company's suite of IP-based business communications services is one of the most advanced in the world. In domestic markets, AT&T Advertising Solutions and AT&T Interactive are known for their leadership in local search and advertising.

    Additional information about AT&T Inc. and the products and services provided by AT&T subsidiaries and affiliates is available at http://www.att.com. This AT&T news release and other announcements are available at http://www.att.com/newsroom and as part of an RSS feed at www.att.com/rss. Or follow our news on Twitter at @ATT. Find us on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/ATT to discover more about our consumer and wireless services or at www.Facebook.com/ATTSmallBiz to discover more about our small business services.

    (C) 2011 AT&T Intellectual Property. All rights reserved. Mobile broadband not available in all areas. AT&T, the AT&T logo and all other marks contained herein are trademarks of AT&T Intellectual Property and/or AT&T affiliated companies. All other marks contained herein are the property of their respective owners.

    AT&T Inc.

    CONTACT: Greg Brutus of AT&T Corporate Communications, +852 2506 5046,
    greg.brutus@ap.att.com; or Patrick Yu of Fleishman-Hillard, +852 2530 2577,
    patrick.yu@fleishman.com, for AT&T Inc.

    Web site: http://www.att.com/
    http://www.attwilliams.com/
    http://www.cncf.org/




    Customer Spotlight: Stein Mart Accelerates Business Planning With Microsoft SQL Server 2008Improved data access and reduced cost position company executives for incisive analysis, decisive planning.

    REDMOND, Wash., March 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- National department store chain Stein Mart Inc. has announced the selection of Microsoft SQL Server 2008 as the centerpiece of its new Mission Critical platform and subsequent business intelligence solution. As a result, company executives can use responsive forecasting tools, which have enabled them to quickly identify business trends within the company's 265 stores and to position the company for expansion.

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    "We had significant latency issues with our previous business intelligence solution. Having immediate access to sales figures, fluctuations in inventory and other data is critical for executive planning sessions," said Ilan Wajsman, director of IT for Stein Mart. "Not having that data would hinder the executives' ability to make the decisions that drive Stein Mart's growth."

    Data processing frequently took more than 14 hours with the previous solution, but with its move to SQL Server 2008 Enterprise, SQL Server 2008 R2 Reporting Services and SQL Server Fast Track Data Warehouse, Stein Mart can now produce sales reports in as few as three hours. Stein Mart's data warehouse is now approximately four terabytes, compressed. In the company's previous, uncompressed data warehouse system, that would have been approximately 12 terabytes. And the power of new analysis tools will provide executives with greater business insight while saving the company $50,000 each month in hardware leasing and maintenance costs.

    "The Microsoft SQL Server 2008 platform is an industry leader in both scalability and performance, designed to streamline data processing and help customers more effectively harness their business intelligence," said Fausto Ibarra, senior director of Microsoft Business Intelligence. "The ease of access and enhanced analysis will empower Stein Mart executives to be more responsive and bolster the company's position in the market."

    More information about Stein Mart and its implementation of Microsoft SQL Server 2008 is available at http://www.microsoft.com/casestudies/Case_Study_Detail.aspx?CaseStudyID=4000007013.

    Founded in 1975, Microsoft is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential.

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    PRN Photo Desk, photodesk@prnewswire.com Microsoft Corp.

    CONTACT: Rapid Response Team of Waggener Edstrom Worldwide,
    +1-503-443-7070, rrt@waggeneredstrom.com, for Microsoft

    Web site: http://www.microsoft.com/




    Study Reveals Microsoft Partner Ecosystem Revenues of $580 Billion in 2010Leading analyst firm points to opportunities for Microsoft partners both in cloud computing and with current Microsoft products.

    REDMOND, Wash., March 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, global research firm IDC issued a new white paper which estimates that members of the worldwide Microsoft ecosystem generated local revenues for themselves of $580 billion in 2010, up from $537 billion in 2009 and $475 billion in 2007. This demonstrates strong revenue growth when total worldwide IT spending increased less than half a percent, and validates the substantial opportunities and benefits available through the Microsoft Partner Network, the program that equips Microsoft partners with training, resources and support they need to successfully compete in today's marketplace while allowing customers to easily identify the right partner for their technology needs.

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    Through the Microsoft Partner Network https://partner.microsoft.com, partners can extend their market reach for greater opportunities and profitability while delivering innovative solutions to help customers achieve their business goals. The IDC study estimates that for every dollar of revenue made by Microsoft Corp. in 2009, local members of the Microsoft ecosystem generated revenues for themselves of $8.70. In an additional study on Microsoft Core Infrastructure Optimization, IDC found that partners that invested in more difficult or a greater number of Microsoft competencies enjoyed 68 percent larger deals and 28 percent more revenue per employee, compared with partners that invested less.

    "The Microsoft Partner Network has allowed us to extend and grow our business by delivering innovative solutions to our customers," said Tom Chew, national general manager of Slalom Consulting. "Over the past year, we've increased revenue 45 percent and built strong momentum with Microsoft technologies around cloud services, business intelligence, portals and collaboration, dynamics, and unified communications. As a Microsoft partner, we've been able to differentiate Slalom and grow rapidly in an extremely challenging business landscape."

    "Microsoft and its partners make a significant impact on the global economy," said Darren Bibby, program vice president for IDC Software Channels and Alliances Research. "Microsoft does an excellent job of providing great products for partners to work with, as well as effective sales, marketing and training resources. And the number of Microsoft partners working together is growing. The result is that the Microsoft ecosystem has achieved impressive results and has a very bright future."

    The Microsoft-commissioned IDC report reveals that the modifications made to the Microsoft Partner Network equip Microsoft partners with the training, resources and support they need to be well-positioned in the competitive IT marketplace, both with the current lineup of Microsoft products and in the cloud. Cloud-based solutions offer Microsoft partners the opportunity to grow by extending their current businesses via cloud infrastructure-as-a-service (private and/or public), software-as-a-service (Microsoft Business Productivity Online Standard Suite and/or Office 365), platform-as-a-service (Windows Azure) or a hybrid combined with on-premise solutions. Microsoft's cloud offerings are based on products customers already use and that partners have already built their businesses around.

    According to the IDC study, implementation of cloud computing is forecast to add more than $800 billion in net new business revenues to worldwide economies over the next three years, helping explain why Microsoft has made cloud computing one of its top business priorities.

    "As business models continue to change, the Microsoft Partner Network allows partners to quickly and easily identify other partners with the right skill sets to meet their business needs, so Microsoft partners are set up to compete and drive profits now and in the future," said Jon Roskill, corporate vice president of the Worldwide Partner Group at Microsoft. "The data provided in IDC's study reflect the fact that the opportunities available to partners will have them poised for success now and in the future."

    The IDC research paper illustrates how partner-to-partner activity within the Microsoft Partner Network has increased, both on a per-partner basis and as a whole. In a study of the International Association of Microsoft Channel Partners, IDC found that the value of partner-to-partner activities within the community rose from $6.8 billion in 2007 to $10.1 billion in 2009. Among other reasons, more partners were able to work together to differentiate themselves and shorten their time to market, increasing their reach and extending their capabilities to capture additional and larger customer opportunities.

    More information about joining the Microsoft Partners Network is available at https://partner.microsoft.com, and the IDC white paper, commissioned by Microsoft, can be viewed at http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/presskits/partnernetwork/docs/IDC_WP_0211.pdf.

    About Microsoft's Partner Network

    Microsoft invests in the success of its partner channel and approximately 640,000 organizations make up Microsoft's partner ecosystem. Partners have been instrumental to Microsoft's success over its 33-year history, and they have come to rely on Microsoft for the products, technology, tools and resources that enable them to create profitable and unique businesses. Additional information on the Microsoft Partner Network is available at https://partner.microsoft.com.

    About Microsoft

    Founded in 1975, Microsoft is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential.

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    CONTACT: Lisa Tryall, Waggener Edstrom Worldwide, +1-425-638-7000,
    ltryall@waggeneredstrom.com, or Rapid Response Team, Waggener Edstrom
    Worldwide, +1-503-443-7070, rrt@waggeneredstrom.com, both for Microsoft

    Web site: http://www.microsoft.com/




    Verizon Wireless: More Customers Manage Their Wireless Lives With Online, Mobile Account ToolsFour In Five Customers Registered for Online Accounts; Mobile Version Gaining Quick Acceptance

    BASKING RIDGE, N.J., and ORLANDO, Fla., March 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A growing number of customers are turning to online tools to control usage and manage their wireless lives. Four out of five eligible Verizon Wireless customers are registered to manage their own accounts online through My Verizon. Additionally, hundreds of millions of transactions are being performed by a growing number of customers on their wireless devices using My Verizon Mobile, which was introduced last year and provides mobile access to the same user interface.

    "More and more wireless users want to manage their wireless lives online or from their handsets. Our mission is to ensure we provide easy-to-use tools that enable our customers to do just that," said Ajay Waghray, chief information officer of Verizon Wireless. "We are working hard to expand the online portfolio to meet our customers' needs in new and innovative ways. For instance, our patent-pending Data Usage Widget for customers registered for My Verizon Mobile was just recently introduced on BlackBerry(R) and Android smartphones and will be available on other operating systems in the coming months. It provides data users with a count of their monthly data usage and one-touch access to added details."

    Verizon Wireless offers a variety of ways for customers to manage their wireless lives. Customers can turn to Verizon Wireless Express Services, Verizon Safeguards or Verizon Wireless alerts - available 24 hours a day, seven days a week - to gain visibility and control over their accounts and all accounts on their plans, including:

    --  Phone Shortcuts - All customers can check their minutes used, data and
    text usage, and account balances simply and easily by dialing #MIN,
    #DATA or #BAL, respectively, and pressing send from their Verizon
    Wireless phones.  They will hear their current balances and receive a
    free text message with the information.
    --  My Verizon - Customers can view account information, update their
    accounts, track usage and pay bills at their convenience from their
    computers, handsets or any Verizon Wireless Communications Store.
    --  Usage Controls - Parents can set voice and messaging allowances with
    free text notifications when a family member nears or reaches their
    limit; designate specific times of the day when family members are
    restricted from calling, messaging or using data on their cell phones;
    and create lists of blocked phone numbers to prevent unwanted
    incoming/outgoing calls and text/picture/video messages.  The Usage
    Controls service is available for $4.99/month per line.
    --  Content Filters - Parents can sign up for free age-based content filters
    for Mobile Web, apps and other content to help ensure their children are
    accessing the entertainment that is rated appropriately for their age
    group.
    

    With the nation's largest and most reliable 3G network, a wide variety of smartphones and other wireless devices, and award-winning customer service, Verizon Wireless is a leader in customer satisfaction. For more information about Verizon Wireless, visit www.verizonwireless.com.

    About Verizon Wireless

    Verizon Wireless operates the nation's fastest and most advanced 4G network and largest and most reliable 3G network, and serves more than 94 million customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 82,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications and Vodafone . For more information, visit 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 www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.

    Verizon Wireless

    CONTACT: Tom Pica, Verizon Wireless, +1-908-559-7516,
    Thomas.Pica@verizonwireless.com, or Debra Lewis, Verizon Wireless,
    +1-908-559-7512, Debra.Lewis@verizonwireless.com

    Web site: http://www.verizonwireless.com/

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    AppTech Achieves Current Reporting Status on OTC Markets - Pinksheets

    THE WOODLANDS, Texas, March 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- AppTech Corp announced today that it has achieved CURRENT STATUS designation on OTCMarkets.com (Pinksheets). Eric Ottens, CEO of AppTech Corp commented: "We are pleased to report that we continue to meet our objectives for 2011 and this is a major step towards that goal and our vision to separate ourselves from other companies in the microcap market."

    About AppTech Corp: AppTech Corp is developing mobile application market places serving emerging markets in Latin America, Brazil and the USA. AppTech is focused on multi-platform mobile apps designed to run on device operating systems such as Apple iPhone and Google's Android. In addition, through its wholly owned subsidiary, Oronoco Telecom, AppTech is working on securing agreements with top communication companies in Central America, South America and The Caribbean.

    Forward-Looking Statements

    This release contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and such forward-looking statements are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. "Forward-looking statements" describe future expectations, plans, results, or strategies and are generally preceded by words such as "may," "future," "plan" or "planned," "will" or "should," "expected," "anticipates," "draft," "eventually" or "projected." You are cautioned that such statements are subject to a multitude of risks and uncertainties that could cause future circumstances, events, or results to differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements, including the risks that actual results may differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements as a result of various factors, and other risks identified in a company's annual report.

    Contact: Virmmac, LLC 810-333-1129 info@virmmac.com

    AppTech Corp

    Web site: http://www.apptechglobal.com/




    Solutia Expands High-Tech Film Manufacturing Footprint to AsiaAdded capacity will support growing technology and energy markets in region

    ST. LOUIS, March 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Solutia Inc. , a market-leading performance materials and specialty chemicals company, today announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire selected assets of Aimcore Technology Co., Ltd., a leading conductive film manufacturing firm based in Taiwan, for approximately $7 million.

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    The acquisition will be an addition to Solutia's Performance Films segment and will result in greater manufacturing capacity for the production of Solutia's market-leading Flexvue(TM) film components, which are used in touch screens, solar applications and e-readers. The acquisition will add state-of-the-art equipment and expand Solutia's film manufacturing operations into Asia in support of the region's fast-growing mobile technology and energy markets. The increased manufacturing capacity is slated to be on line in the second half of 2011.

    "This acquisition will strengthen Solutia's position at the forefront of the high-technology electronic films market and bolster the company's ability to meet growing demand for our products in the Asia-Pacific region," said Jeffry N. Quinn, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Solutia. "Solutia continues to execute its clearly charted strategy of using bolt-on acquisitions to support the growth of our existing businesses, focusing on high-value specialty materials and high-growth markets."

    The acquisition will be the second in less than one year for Solutia's Performance Films segment, which also produces premium window film components. It follows the addition in 2010 of Singapore-based Novomatrix, a leader in window film branding, marketing and distribution. The new acquisition will bolster the segment's growing capabilities in Asia and free up U.S. manufacturing capacity to support North American demand for Solutia's premium window film components.

    "Solutia's Performance Films segment is positioned with the capacity, technology and geographic reach to develop the next generation of innovative film components across a diverse set of global markets," said D. Michael Donnelly, president and general manager of Solutia's Performance Films segment.

    More information on Flexvue(TM) films is available at www.flexvuefilms.com .

    Notes to Editor: SOLUTIA and the Radiance Logo(TM) and all other trademarks listed below are trademarks of Solutia Inc. and/or its affiliates.

    Forward Looking Statements

    This press release may contain forward-looking statements, which can be identified by the use of words such as "believes," "expects," "may," "will," "intends," "plans," "estimates" or "anticipates," or other comparable terminology, or by discussions of strategy, plans or intentions. These statements are based on management's current expectations and assumptions about the industries in which Solutia operates. Forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and are subject to significant risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results or achievements to be materially different from the future results or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, those risk and uncertainties described in Solutia's most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K, including under "Cautionary Statement About Forward Looking Statements" and "Risk Factors", and Solutia's quarterly reports on Form 10-Q. These reports can be accessed through the "Investors" section of Solutia's website at www.solutia.com . Solutia disclaims any intent or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements in response to new information, unforeseen events, changed circumstances or any other occurrence.

    Corporate Profile

    Solutia is a market-leading performance materials and specialty chemicals company. The company focuses on providing solutions for a better life through a range of products, including: Saflex(R) polyvinyl butyral interlayers for glass lamination and for photovoltaic module encapsulation and VISTASOLAR(R) ethylene vinyl acetate films for photovoltaic module encapsulation; LLumar(R), Vista(TM), EnerLogic(TM), FormulaOne(R), Gila(R), V-KOOL(R), Huper Optik(R), IQue(TM), Sun-X(R) and Nanolux(R) aftermarket performance films for automotive and architectural applications; Flexvue(TM) advanced film component solutions for solar and electronic technologies; and technical specialties products including Crystex(R) insoluble sulfur, Santoflex(R) PPD antidegradants, Therminol(R) heat transfer fluids and Skydrol(R) aviation hydraulic fluids. Solutia's businesses are world leaders in each of their market segments. With its headquarters in St. Louis, Missouri, USA, the company operates globally with approximately 3,300 employees in more than 50 worldwide locations. More information is available at www.Solutia.com .

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    CONTACT: Media, Erin Walsh +1-314-674-1434, or Investors, Susannah
    Livingston, +1-314-674-8914, both of Solutia

    Web site: http://www.Solutia.com/




    IMS 3.1 Gives Advertisers More Tools to Create Content and Analyze Consumer Interactivity, Combines Mobile with Digital Out of Home, Digital SignageNew Software Version for iSIGN's Interactive Marketing Solution

    TORONTO, March 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- iSIGN Media has released a new software update for its interactive marketing solution that is being rolled out across North America by convenience stores, shopping malls, sporting arenas and entertainment venues. Included in the latest version, IMS 3.1, are expanded analytical tools and an online content-creation platform. Users can create their own coupons, campaigns and messaging on the fly at no additional cost. The results include immediate interaction with consumers that can be measured in real-time.

    Improved Analytics, Business Intelligence Create Better Outcomes

    IMS 3.1 allows users to better identify and evaluate the effectiveness of iSIGN's marketing solution through improved discovery and reporting functions. Continuing its commitment to existing IMS users, iSIGN's proprietary software has been updated to include the discovery of latest models of mobile devices. IMS 3.1 will automatically identify over 90% of today's models without any interaction with mobile devices and phones themselves.

    Loyalty Program Support

    The expanded IMS 3.1 now supports loyalty programs: retailers can attract new members, and identify existing members whenever they are discovered by the IMS system, as well as record the time spent in a retail environment (or specific location such as a department of a store, restaurant, mall, etc). This data can be used to support a point system whereby members are rewarded based on their discoveries (responses) and dwell times (time spent at a location), or for targeted advertising to members.

    Content Creator

    New to IMS 3.1 is the Online Content Creator. Users can create and manage their own advertising content quickly and easily for delivery to mobile devices. In just minutes, users can create ads, vouchers, coupons, loyalty program invitations or any type of mobile advertising content. This dynamic platform streamlines the instant usability and customizability of iSIGN's IMS platform.

    For more information about IMS 3.1 or to learn about the company's solutions, please contact iSIGN's Director of Media Relations, Vanessa Horwell at vanessa@thinkinkpr.com or 305.749.5342 ext. 232, or visit www.isignmedia.com.

    About iSIGN Media

    iSIGN is a leading developer of interactive advertising solutions that deliver rich media, and permission based messages, free of charge to cell phones using Bluetooth(R) connectivity. The Company's patent-pending advertising platform combines the precision of direct marketing and the tracking potential of the Web to deliver more cost effective and ROI-driven advertising than is possible via print, radio and television. iSIGN is a business partner of AOpen America Inc., having an OEM agreement for the embedding of its IMS software in AOpen's digital media players and IBM, as their Solution Provider, POA All Models. iSIGN's software solutions are also distributed by BlueStar Inc. to their network of Value Added Resellers. iSIGN is publicly traded in Toronto (TSX.V) under the symbol "ISD". Additional information about iSIGN can be found at www.isignmedia.com.

    Media Contact:
    Vanessa Horwell, ThinkInk
    +1.305.749.5342 x232
    vanessa@thinkinkpr.com

    iSIGN Media

    Web site: http://www.isignmedia.com/




    JinkoSolar Announces Issuance of Second Tranche of One-Year Short-Term Financing Bonds of RMB300 Million

    SHANGHAI, March 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd. ("JinkoSolar" or the "Company"), a fast-growing vertically integrated solar product manufacturer with low-cost operations based in China, announced today that Jinko Solar Co., Ltd. ("Jiangxi Jinko"), one of the Company's wholly owned subsidiaries, successfully issued unsecured short-term bonds with a principal amount of RMB300 million (the "Second Tranche Issue") pursuant to its plan to issue unsecured one-year short-term bonds with an aggregate principal amount of RMB600 million (the "Registered Issue") with the PRC National Association of Financial Market Institutional Investors ("NAFMII"), which was previously announced on January 13, 2011.

    The Second Tranche Issue was issued on March 22, 2011, and will mature on March 23, 2012. The Second Tranche Issue bears a fixed annual interest rate of 5.6%, lower than the current benchmark one-year lending rate of 6.1%. The First Tranche with a principal amount of RMB300 million was issued on January 13, 2011.

    Industrial Bank acted as the lead underwriter and bookrunner for the Second Tranche Issue with standby commitment. Approximately 83% of the proceeds will be used as working capital, and the remaining 17% will be used to repay bank loans of higher interest rates.

    Relevant legal documentation, including the offering circular and issuance announcement of the Second Tranche Issue, are published on the websites of ChinaMoney (http://www.chinamoney.com.cn) and ChinaBond (http://www.chinabond.com.cn).

    Mr. Longgen Zhang, chief financial officer of JinkoSolar, commented, "We are pleased to issue the second tranche early in the year, locking down a promisingly favorable interest rate as we expect China's lending interest rate to continue to rise against inflation. The issuance of our short-term bonds further illustrates the market affirmation of our strong performance as well as investor's confidence in our ability to continue to deliver positive results in the year to come."

    About JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd.

    JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd. is a fast-growing vertically integrated solar power product manufacturer with low-cost operations based in Jiangxi Province and Zhejiang Province in China and sales and marketing offices in Shanghai, China, Munich, Germany and San Francisco, U.S. JinkoSolar has built a vertically integrated solar product value chain with integrated annual capacity of 600 MW each for silicon wafers, solar cells and solar modules as of December 31, 2010. JinkoSolar distributes its photovoltaic products to a diversified customer base in the global PV market, including Italy, Germany, Belgium, Spain, the United States, France and other countries and regions. For more information about JinkoSolar, please visit www.jinkosolar.com.

    Forward-Looking Statements

    This press release may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and as defined in the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements involve inherent risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected or anticipated, including risks outlined in the JinkoSolar's public filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. All information provided in this press release is as of March 24, 2011. Except as required by law, JinkoSolar undertakes no obligation to update or revise publicly any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, after the date on which the statements are made or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.

    For JinkoSolar's investor and media inquiries please contact: In China: Yvonne Young JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd. Tel: +86-21-6106-4018 Email: ir@jinkosolar.com Derek Mitchell Ogilvy Financial, Beijing Tel: +86-10-8520-6284 Email: jks@ogilvy.com In the U.S.: Jessica Barist Cohen Ogilvy Financial, New York Phone: +1-646-460-9989 E-mail: jks@ogilvy.com

    JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd.

    Web site: http://www.jinkosolar.com/
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    STMicroelectronics Introduces the Market's Smallest 3-Axis Analog GyroscopeInnovative sensors from the market leader drive the adoption of advanced motion user interfaces in all kinds of consumer applications

    GENEVA, March 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- STMicroelectronics , a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications and the leading supplier of MEMS for consumer and portable applications(1) has extended its motion-sensor portfolio with the market's smallest 3-axis analog-output gyroscope. Housed inside an ultra-small 4x4x1mm3 package, ST's newest gyroscope combines superior performance and reliability with smart power management and design flexibility, advancing adoption of high-precision gesture control and intuitive user interfaces in mobile phones, tablets, game controllers and other consumer devices.

    All of ST's MEMS gyroscopes employ an industry-unique concept of a single sensing structure for motion measurement along all three orthogonal axes(2). This innovative design approach eliminates all interference between the axes, significantly increasing accuracy and reliability in a wide range of consumer and industrial applications. The Company has introduced more than 40 gyroscopes over past two years and boosted its market share in gyroscopes for consumer and mobile applications from less than 1% in 2009 to 30% in 2010.

    ST's L3G462A gyroscope provides accurate angular-rate detection with a separate output for each of the three axes. The full scale of +/- 625dps accurately measures gestures and movements of different types and speeds, enabling applications from navigation to motion-activated user interface and gaming. The analog interface ensures very fast response with low latency and offers flexibility in external filtering capabilities and fine-tuning of key parameters to the individual application requirements.

    The gyroscope's extremely compact design eliminates the layout and placement issues common with existing bulkier solutions, without penalty in performance or reliability. The unparalleled stability over temperature (+/- 0.04dps/degrees C) and sensitivity (+/- 0.017%/degrees C) significantly improves measurement accuracy and the low noise level (0.017dps/sqrtHz) guarantees high precision in movement and gesture recognition.

    ST's newest 3-axis analog-output gyroscope can operate with any supply voltage in the range of 2.4 to 3.6V and the power-down and sleep-to-wake modes contribute to the reduction in power consumption of the entire system.

    Volume production is scheduled for the end of Q3 2011 and the unit price is $3.5 in quantities of 1000 pieces.

    For further information on ST's complete MEMS portfolio go to www.st.com/mems.

    (1) iSuppli: H2 2010 Consumer and Mobile MEMS Market Tracker, January 2011

    (2) There are three main types of angular motion: yaw is rotation around the vertical axis; roll is rotation around the front-to-back axis and pitch is the rotation around the side-to-side axis.

    About STMicroelectronics

    STMicroelectronics is a global leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications with innovative semiconductor solutions. ST aims to be the undisputed leader in multimedia convergence and power applications leveraging its vast array of technologies, design expertise and combination of intellectual property portfolio, strategic partnerships and manufacturing strength. In 2010, the Company's net revenues were $10.35 billion. Further information on ST can be found at www.st.com.

    STMicroelectronics

    CONTACT: Michael Markowitz of STMicroelectronics, +1-781-591-0354,
    michael.markowitz@st.com

    Web site: http://www.st.com/




    STMicroelectronics Unveils Next-Generation iNEMO(TM) Engine; Enables New Level of Motion-Sensing Applications on Smart Consumer DevicesExciting fusion of motion-sensor data gives smartphone handsets, tablets and gaming devices new utility and features

    GENEVA, March 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- STMicroelectronics , a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications and the number one supplier of MEMS (Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems) sensors for consumer and portable applications(1), today unveiled first details of its new iNEMO(TM) Engine.

    An industry first, the iNEMO's new advanced filtering and predictive software engine integrates the outputs from a 3-axis accelerometer, 3-axis gyroscope and 3-axis magnetometer. Fusing these sensors' data through sophisticated algorithms, the iNEMO delivers dramatically more accurate and reliable sensor performance - the kind of performance now in demand by makers of next-generation smart consumer devices for a host of new motion-based applications.

    For many current applications, such as freefall detection, screen rotation or pedometers, a single MEMS accelerometer meets their system requirements. However, a new class of advanced applications is emerging, for example: location-based services, enhanced motion-based gaming, pedestrian dead-reckoning for indoor and multi-floor navigation, robotics or human-body tracking. These applications require multiple MEMS sensors, together with advanced software, to achieve better overall system performance in terms of accuracy, resolution, stability and response time.

    "The iNEMO Engine delivers a quantum leap in the performance level required by next-generation smart mobile devices to enable a myriad of new exciting applications," said Benedetto Vigna, Group Vice President and General Manager of ST's MEMS, Sensors and High Performance Analog Division "It also lifts the burden of complex sensor algorithm development off the shoulders of our customers."

    The iNEMO Engine software integrates a set of highly sophisticated adaptive algorithms for prediction and filtering. The software takes data from the outputs of various motion sensors in smart consumer devices and integrates it so that the sensor outputs augment each other, leapfrogging what individual sensors can do alone. The software can correct for magnetic distortions registered on the magnetometer, dynamic distortion measured by the accelerometer, and inherent drift over time of the gyroscope. This protects the accuracy of heading information, removes pointing inaccuracies and drift problems, and virtually eliminates timeouts for calibration.

    The iNEMO Engine is available now to major consumer manufacturers, upon request via the usual ST sales channels, for integration into leading mobile platforms in a two-chip sensor solution (LSM303DLHx e-compass and the L3G4200D gyroscope). Advanced new mobile devices using ST's iNEMO Engine multi-axis sensors are expected to be in production at leading consumer manufacturers before the end of the year.

    In addition, ST's has a wide range of highly accurate MEMS sensors available for the iNEMO Engine. These sensors include accelerometers to measure linear acceleration and earth gravity, gyroscopes to measure angular velocity, and magnetic sensors that output reliable heading information.

    (1) iSuppli: H2 2010 Consumer and Mobile MEMS Market Tracker, January 2011

    About ST's MEMS Devices

    ST's MEMS accelerometers and gyroscopes have enabled motion-activated user interfaces in a number of popular consumer devices, including game consoles, smart phones and remotes. Also, computer manufacturers widely use the Company's acceleration sensors for free-fall protection in laptop hard-disk drives. ST shipped its one billionth MEMS sensor in November and its dedicated 8-inch MEMS fabrication line, which was among the first in the world, currently produces more than 1.5 million devices a day.

    For further information on ST's MEMS solutions, go to www.st.com/mems.

    About STMicroelectronics

    STMicroelectronics is a global leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications with innovative semiconductor solutions. ST aims to be the undisputed leader in multimedia convergence and power applications leveraging its vast array of technologies, design expertise and combination of intellectual property portfolio, strategic partnerships and manufacturing strength. In 2010, the Company's net revenues were $10.35 billion. Further information on ST can be found at www.st.com.

    iNEMO is a trademark of STMicroelectronics. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

    STMicroelectronics

    CONTACT: Michael Markowitz of STMicroelectronics, +1-781-591-0354,
    michael.markowitz@st.com

    Web site: http://www.st.com/




    Alcatel-Lucent's lightRadio(TM) Receives First Place Award in 2011 CTIA E-Tech Competition Honoring Emerging Mobile Technologies

    ORLANDO, Fla. and PARIS, March 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Alcatel-Lucent was honored with two awards for ground-breaking mobile technologies -- including the recently announced lightRadio(TM) -- in CTIA's annual 2011 Emerging Technology (E-Tech) Awards competition. The CTIA E-Tech Awards highlights the most innovative new products in 14 categories spanning the areas of mobile apps, consumer electronics, enterprise and infrastructure. Winners were announced at the International CTIA WIRELESS(R) 2011 show, taking place at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida

    Alcatel-Lucent took top honors in the Infrastructure: Wide Area Network Category with a first place award for its lightRadio(TM). Alcatel-Lucent's TeleHealth Manager also was recognized in the Mobile Applications: Health, Wellness & Fitness Category.

    "We are very honored to be recognized by CTIA and the prestigious Emerging Technology Awards," said Robert Vrij, President of Alcatel-Lucent's Americas Region. "Both lightRadio and TeleHealth Manager take advantage of the latest technological breakthroughs and applications existing today, and we look forward to seeing these visionary technologies evolve with the needs of our customers and the intensity of the mobile landscape."

    The Alcatel-Lucent entries honored were:

    Alcatel-Lucent lightRadio(TM)

    lightRadio(TM) represents a shift in the way networks are designed and deployed. lightRadio is a portfolio of products, comprised of many key innovations, that provide operators with a single platform for 2G, 3G, and 4G and can be modified remotely through software. In addition, the platform reduces costs by integrating components such that fewer elements are required at building sites resulting in lower lease costs. The award-winning lightRadio portfolio is the first in the industry supporting a cloud-like architecture, as well as classic deployment scenarios, the benefit of which is a significant increase in capacity, better cell edge performance, fewer truck rolls and faster response to changing network needs. lightRadio has been designed to help operators reach new market segments cost-effectively.

    Alcatel-Lucent TeleHealth Manager

    Alcatel-Lucent TeleHealth Manager is a FDA/CE-approved disease management mobile health solution that offers remote patient monitoring to aid in the management of chronic diseases, such as diabetes and high blood pressure. This software solution uses off-the-shelf Bluetooth-enabled medical devices and widely available mobile phones that allows patients to send readings securely and easily to secure servers. Web portals are provided to care providers and patients to further enhance engagement and compliance by facilitating communication among the patient, the care team and family. TeleHealth Manager also can help reduce unnecessary hospital and office visits, helping contain health care costs related to chronic diseases and ultimately contributing to an improved quality of life for the patient.

    More than 300 entries were judged by a panel of media and industry analysts and scored on innovation, functionality, technological importance, implementation and overall "wow" factor.

    About CTIA Shows

    CTIA shows bring together all industries advanced by wireless technology for intense business, learning and networking. International CTIA WIRELESS(R) 2011 takes place March 22-24 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. CTIA ENTERPRISE & APPLICATIONS(TM) 2011 takes place October 11-13 at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, California. Visit www.ctiashow.com.

    CTIA-The Wireless Association(R) is an international organization representing the wireless communications industry. Membership in the association includes wireless carriers and their suppliers, as well as providers and manufacturers of wireless data services and products. CTIA advocates on behalf of its members at all levels of government. The association also coordinates the industry's voluntary best practices and initiatives, and produces the industry's leading tradeshows. CTIA was founded in 1984 and is based in Washington, D.C. Visit www.ctia.org.

    About Alcatel-Lucent

    The long-trusted partner of service providers, enterprises, strategic industries and governments around the world, Alcatel-Lucent is a leader in mobile, fixed, IP and Optics technologies, and a pioneer in applications and services. Alcatel-Lucent includes Bell Labs, one of the world's foremost centres of research and innovation in communications technology.

    With operations in more than 130 countries and one of the most experienced global services organizations in the industry, Alcatel-Lucent is a local partner with global reach. The Company achieved revenues of Euro 16 billion in 2010 and is incorporated in France and headquartered in Paris.

    For more information, visit Alcatel-Lucent on: http://www.alcatel-lucent.com, read the latest posts on the Alcatel-Lucent blog http://www.alcatel-lucent.com/blog and follow the Company on Twitter: http://twitter.com/Alcatel_Lucent.

    Alcatel-Lucent

    CONTACT: Peter Benedict, +33(1)40-76-50-84,
    peter.benedict@alcatel-lucent.com, or Denise Panyik-Dale, +1-908-582-4897,
    Denise.panyik-dale@alcatel-lucent.com, or Investors, Frank Maccary,
    +33(0)1-40-76-12-11, frank.maccary@alcatel-lucent.com, or Don Sweeney,
    +1-908-582-6153, dsweeney@alcatel-lucent.com, or Tom Bevilacqua,
    +1-908-582-7998, bevilacqua@alcatel-lucent.com

    Web site: http://www.alcatel-lucent.com/




    TE Connectivity Awarded $400 Million Network Connectivity Contract for Australian NBN High-Speed Broadband Rollout

    SYDNEY, March 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- TE Connectivity (formerly Tyco Electronics) today announced that it has been selected as a supplier of network connectivity products for the Australian government's National Broadband Network (NBN) program that will bring high-speed broadband services to the country.

    (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110310/PH62357LOGO )

    NBN Co awarded a five-year, $400 million contract to TE Connectivity with an initial purchase commitment of $100 million. This contract award follows TE Connectivity's and ADC's supply to date of more than $4 million of passive optical equipment into NBN Co's First Release sites, which are currently well under construction. TE Connectivity acquired ADC in December, 2010.

    "We are thrilled to have been selected again as an NBN Co partner and we look forward to continuing our strong relationship. This is a very important program for NBN Co and for the citizens of Australia. We are proud to be part of the team that will bring high-speed broadband services to Australia," said Alan Clarke, president of TE Connectivity's Network Solutions segment.

    ABOUT TE CONNECTIVITY

    TE Connectivity is a global, $12.1 billion company that designs and manufactures over 500,000 products that connect and protect the flow of power and data inside the products that touch every aspect of our lives. Our nearly 100,000 employees partner with customers in virtually every industry--from consumer electronics, energy and healthcare, to automotive, aerospace and communication networks--enabling smarter, faster, better technologies to connect products to possibilities. More information on TE Connectivity can be found at http://www.te.com/.

    ABOUT NBN Co

    NBN Co is an Australian government-owned business enterprise formed in mid-2009 to design, build and operate the national broadband network (NBN). The NBN will enable high-speed broadband to be delivered to all Australian households and businesses through a combination of fibre to the premise, wireless and satellite. NBN Co is operating a wholesale-only, open-access network, and making its wholesale services available to retail service providers on non-discriminatory terms. The total projected capital cost of the 9.5-year construction project is AUD$36B.

    Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110310/PH62357LOGO TE Connectivity

    CONTACT: Media Relations: Joan Wainwright, +1-610-893-9500 Office,
    joan.wainwright@te.com, Investor Relations: Keith Kolstrom, +1-610-893-9551
    Office, keith.kolstrom@te.com, Matt Vergare, +1-610-893-9442 Office,
    matthew.vergare@te.com

    Web site: http://www.te.com/




    Hisense Selects Trident's Connected DTV Solution for New Connected TVs Targeting the Japanese MarketTrident's HiDTV Pro-SA1 Delivers the Standards Support, Picture Quality, Connectivity and Price Point for Next Generation Digital Televisions

    SUNNYVALE, Calif., March 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Trident Microsystems, Inc. , a leading provider of set-top box and TV semiconductor solutions, today announced that its HiDTV Pro-SA1 system-on-a-chip (SoC) has been designed into Hisense's newest line of affordable and feature rich Connected TVs for the Japanese market. Representing the first Hisense-branded TV to be sold in Japan, the new Hisense Connected TVs take advantage of Trident's low cost, exceptional picture quality, internet-ready platform, and support for the Japanese ARIB digital TV (DTV) standard.

    "Trident is honored to power Hisense TVs with a system-on-a-chip that brings superior picture quality and internet connectivity to price competitive TVs," said Philippe Geyres, CEO of Trident. "We are pleased to support Hisense in the demanding Japanese market."

    "By partnering with Trident, we can essentially support any DTV standard in the market and grow our business by delivering the best products at very cost competitive price points," said Jianchun Zhang, Multimedia R&D Center VGM at Hisense Electric Co., Ltd. "In addition, we found that the HiDTV Pro-SA1 not only excels in picture quality and connectivity, but also delivers outstanding audio that will enhance the overall consumer TV viewing experience of our customers."

    About the HiDTV Pro-SA1

    The HiDTV PRO-SA1 SoC includes all key functions needed for both high-quality digital and analog TV broadcasting with minimal external components - delivering a very competitive cost-performance BOM. The HiDTV PRO-SA1 has integrated two MIPS32(R) microprocessors running at 350MHz, a programmable transport stream de-multiplexer and a high-performance 2D graphics engine.

    About Trident Microsystems, Inc.

    Trident Microsystems, Inc., with headquarters in Sunnyvale, California, is a leading force in the digital home entertainment market, delivering an extensive range of platform solutions that enhance the consumer experience in the Connected Home. As one of the top-three semiconductor providers to both the TV and set-top box markets, Trident's solutions can be found in the products of leading OEMs and channel partners worldwide. The company's extensive IP portfolio of more than 2,000 patents has been driving key innovations in image quality, 3D TV, low power consumption, and 45nm designs. For further information about Trident and its products, please consult the Company's web site: www.tridentmicro.com.

    Forward-Looking Information

    This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, and is subject to the safe harbor created by those sections. These forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements about the adoption of Trident's HiDTV Pro-SA1 by Hisense for the Japanese market. Investors are cautioned that any such forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve risks and uncertainties, and there are important factors that could cause Trident's actual results to differ materially from those in the forward looking statements. These risks include, without limitation, that customers may not realize improved time to market; that not all support issues may be fully addressed or that other suppliers may provide similar solutions at more competitive prices. The forward-looking statements included in this press release are made only as of the date of this press release; Trident does not undertake any obligation to publicly revise or update any such forward-looking statement to reflect events or circumstances that may arise after the statement was made. Investors are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. Additional information concerning factors that could cause results to differ can be found in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the Company's most recently filed Reports on Form 8-K, Form 10-K and Form 10-Q, which are available at http://www.sec.gov.

    NOTE: Trident, Trident logo and HiDTV Pro-SA1 are either trademarks or registered trademarks of Trident Microsystems in the United States and /or other countries. All other trademarks are properties of their respective owners.

    Trident Microsystems, Inc.

    CONTACT: Trident Public Relations, Kelly Karr of Tanis Communications,
    +1-408-718-9350, kelly.karr@taniscomm.com, for Trident Microsystems, Inc.;
    or Trident Investor Relations, John Swenson of Trident Microsystems, Inc.,
    +1-408-962-8252, John.swenson@tridentmicro.com

    Web site: http://www.tridentmicro.com/




    Trident's Set-Top Box SoCs Are Selected for China's First NGB Trial DeploymentsTrident CEO to Host a Press Conference at This Week's CCBN Show to Highlight the Multimedia Experiences that Trident is Bringing to China

    SUNNYVALE, Calif., March 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Trident Microsystems, Inc. , a leading provider of set-top box and TV semiconductor solutions, today announced that its set-top box system-on-chips (SoCs) are powering one of the first trial deployments of Next Generation Broadcasting (NGB) in China. This announcement reaffirms Trident's commitment to bring the best multimedia experiences to the China region and highlights how its leading set-top box SoCs are NGB ready today with the right specifications, core technology, cost structure, and support for the Android operating system.

    "Trident has established NGB market leadership by focusing on what it does best - innovative SoC development combined with the software, systems expertise and partnerships needed to deliver a complete solution," said Philippe Geyres, CEO of Trident. "We worked closely with SARFT, local operators and set-top box manufacturers to ensure our products met all the NGB specifications, and we now look forward to introducing this winning platform throughout the region and rapidly converting trials into volume deployments."

    Trident will be hosting a press conference at this week's China Content Broadcasting Network (CCBN) show in Beijing and will also be demonstrating its NGB-ready solutions in its CCBN booth #1B601.

    What is NGB?

    NGB is a government-funded initiative to bring high definition, bidirectional and interactive capabilities throughout China. Services to be offered include interactive TV (video on demand, pay-per view), videophone, personal video recorder (PVR), streaming music and video, and broadcast TV among existing services in today's telecom and Internet markets. Given the number of households in China, NGB will provide enormous revenue/growth opportunities for local operators, manufacturers, content providers, etc.

    Trident is NGB-Ready Today

    Trident has created the most comprehensive platform to develop open and multimedia-reach set-top boxes that meet the requirements of NGB. At the heart of Trident's complete solution is its industry-first 45nm broadcast integrated Apollo/Shiner SoC family, the PNX8400, which includes all the major building blocks needed to develop NGB solutions today. A few of the key highlights of the Apollo/Shiner family include the following:

    --  Superior video and audio quality - with many patented core technologies,
    the Apollo/Shiner family delivers the unprecedented 1080P HD picture
    quality and the most-realistic surround sound effect to consumers.  The
    multi-format HD PIP function enables two HD streams decoding and viewing
    at the same time.
    --  Best web browsing - Trident has partnered with ARM to include the
    powerful A9 cortext core into its PNX8400 family.  Key software elements
    include: Adobe(TM) Flash(R) Player 10.1 from Adobe Systems,
    Qt4.7/WebKit, HTML5, DTCP-IP, and DLNA Certified(R) 1.5 Media Renderer.
    --  Advanced 3D GPU through the PowerVR core, which delivers a proven 3D
    architecture with full OpenGL ES 2.0 compliance.
    --  Most flexible content decoding through the Trimedia processor to ensure
    STB compatibility with on-line VOD & OTT services.
    --  Best STB 3DTV Processing for the best overall consumer experience.
    --  Most Efficient Power management that includes the most efficient standby
    mode.
    --  Support for Google Android Operating System - Trident was one of the
    first companies to bring Android to the set-top box platform, which
    could bring the whole new user experience in the future.
    

    About Trident Microsystems, Inc.

    Trident Microsystems, Inc., with headquarters in Sunnyvale, California, is a leading force in the digital home entertainment market, delivering an extensive range of platform solutions that enhance the consumer experience in the Connected Home. As one of the top-three semiconductor providers to both the TV and set-top box markets, Trident's solutions can be found in the products of leading OEMs and channel partners worldwide. The company's extensive IP portfolio of more than 2,000 patents has been driving key innovations in image quality, 3D TV, low power consumption, and 45nm designs. For further information about Trident and its products, please consult the Company's web site: www.tridentmicro.com.

    Forward-Looking Information

    This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, and is subject to the safe harbor created by those sections. These forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements about the role of Trident's NGB-ready SoCs in trial deployments of set-top box solutions in China. Investors are cautioned that any such forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve risks and uncertainties, and there are important factors that could cause Trident's actual results to differ materially from those in the forward looking statements. These risks include, without limitation, that the trials may not be successful, customers may not incorporate Trident's NGB-ready SoC solutions in their set-top boxes, large volume deployments may not occur and competitors may develop alternative solutions that are ultimately adopted by customers. The forward-looking statements included in this press release are made only as of the date of this press release; Trident does not undertake any obligation to publicly revise or update any such forward-looking statement to reflect events or circumstances that may arise after the statement was made. Investors are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. Additional information concerning factors that could cause results to differ can be found in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the Company's most recently filed Reports on Form 8-K, Form 10-K and Form 10-Q, which are available at http://www.sec.gov.

    NOTE: Trident and the Trident logo are either trademarks or registered trademarks of Trident Microsystems in the United States and /or other countries. All other trademarks are properties of their respective owners.

    Trident Microsystems, Inc.

    CONTACT: Trident Public Relations, Kelly Karr of Tanis Communications,
    +1-408-718-9350, kelly.karr@taniscomm.com, for Trident Microsystems, Inc.;
    or Trident Investor Relations, John Swenson of Trident Microsystems, Inc.,
    +1-408-962-8252, John.swenson@tridentmicro.com

    Web site: http://www.tridentmicro.com/




    NI Technology Updates Outlooks for ARM Holdings, MIPS Technologies, EZchip Semiconductor, Towerstream, and Cree

    PRINCETON, N.J., March 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Next Inning Technology Research (http://www.nextinning.com), an online investment newsletter focused on semiconductor and technology stocks, has published updated outlooks for ARM Holdings , MIPS Technologies , EZchip Semiconductor , Towerstream , and Cree .

    Next Inning editor Paul McWilliams has leveraged a decades-long career as a semiconductor industry insider to deliver in-depth insights and winning stock selections for his newsletter subscribers. McWilliams' Next Inning model portfolio is approaching the "five-bagger" level, returning nearly 350% since its inception in 2002.

    With the market now pulling back, Next Inning's call earlier this year to thin equity exposure and raise cash is looking prescient. McWilliams backed this call up by trimming positions at two of his holdings that peaked in January and February and using the proceeds to boost the cash allocation in the Next Inning model portfolio. Next Inning free trial subscribers will have access to new buy alerts in the model portfolio as McWilliams identifies profit opportunities in the current market pullback.

    Many investors are rightfully worried today about the impacts of disturbances in the Middle East and the earthquake and tsunami in Japan. McWilliams has been offering Next Inning subscribers in depth coverage of the impacts of these and other international and domestic events. These are must-read reports for all investors.

    To take advantage of this offer and receive these reports for free, please visit the following link:

    https://www.nextinning.com/subscribe/index.php?refer=prn1188

    McWilliams covers these topics and more in his recent reports:

    -- Has the recent pullback in shares of ARM Holdings and MIPS created buying opportunities for investors? Which of these two stocks deserves to trade at a higher valuation multiple? Which stock does McWilliams think has more upside potential?

    -- What two factors are weighing on EZchip right now? Does McWilliams expect EZchip to reestablish the validity of its growth trajectory, putting it back in favor with investors? Why does McWilliams believe a derailment of EZchip's business model is a low probability? Could EZchip double in price this year?

    -- Was Wall Street right to sell off Towerstream following news of AT&T's planned acquisition of T-Mobile? Is the Towerstream growth story still intact? What are the three components in the Towerstream value equation and what minimal price range does McWilliams think they justify today? How high could shares of Towerstream go? Might Towerstream become an acquisition target for a major telecom firm?

    -- Has the sharp sell-off in shares of Cree created a rare opportunity to buy this once highly touted stock at a bargain-basement price? Is the weakness in Cree's markets only temporary, or are there long-term issues to be concerned about?

    Founded in September 2002, Next Inning's model portfolio has returned 348% since its inception versus 43% for the S&P 500.

    About Next Inning:

    Next Inning is a subscription-based investment newsletter that provides regular coverage on more than 150 technology and semiconductor stocks. Subscribers receive intra-day analysis, commentary and recommendations, as well as access to monthly semiconductor sales analysis, regular Special Reports, and the Next Inning model portfolio. Editor Paul McWilliams is a 30+ year semiconductor industry veteran.

    NOTE: This release was published by Indie Research Advisors, LLC, a registered investment advisor with CRD #131926. Interested parties may visit adviserinfo.sec.gov for additional information. Past performance does not guarantee future results. Investors should always research companies and securities before making any investments. Nothing herein should be construed as an offer or solicitation to buy or sell any security.

    CONTACT: Marcia Martin, Next Inning Technology Research, +1-888-278-5515

    Indie Research Advisors, LLC

    Web site: http://www.nextinning.com/




    CYIOS Releases Video on CYIPRO Progress

    WASHINGTON, March 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- CYIOS Corporation announces today a video that describes its product CYIPRO and the problems it solves. "We use CYIPRO everyday and we have currently 208 mission critical projects ongoing with 1366 tasks; one would wonder how we can work on so much - my answer is our unique process of storing data in CYIPRO," stated Timothy Carnahan, the company CEO. Please visit http://www.cyios.com/InvestorRelations/tabid/58/Default.aspx.

    "As for sales, we are working many sales models for the Department of Defense & Federal Government and feel we have them dwindled down to one that would work. For investors, any sale of CYIPRO could be a sale for CYIOS services, as we would put a knowledge manager on site with the customer. Under this model, with just 50 sales, we would generate an estimated $1.7M. These are Service Contracts and we believe they're just the tip, as there are thousands of agencies that need CYIPRO and we believe that this is our catalyst for growth," stated Mr. Carnahan.

    We are looking at an online sales model for businesses as well; sales here are a bit different in that they are monthly fees - however, if we start with 50 online customers by end of April and retained 97% with 40% growth, we would have monthly revenue of $185K by December 2011, approximately $2.2M per year on top of current revenue. This is a good start; looking a bit further into sales, however, if we continue growth as expected, we could easily hit $15-20M per year by 2012. We believe CYIRPO has as much to offer the private business as it does for the Military and Government," stated Timothy Carnahan.

    "Once we start getting some sales, we'll be able to fine tune these estimates and have real numbers to base them upon, and hopefully soon the 10Qs and 2011 10K will reinforce our vision," stated Timothy Carnahan.

    About CYIOS Corp.

    CYIOS Corporation is the maker of CYIPRO, a business transformation tool that utilizes the first project based operating system (OS). This new project OS is the nucleus of why CYIPRO can transform people, processes and information into a productive, effective and rich environment. CYIPRO securely brings the latest concepts of business transformation and technology to fruition.

    CYIPRO is in position to support MANY government initiatives and is based upon CYIOS's experience building the world's largest knowledge management portal, www.us.army.mil. CYIPRO revolutionizes organizations, saves time and money, and empowers staff and management to make decisions based upon lessons learned and organizational knowledge.

    Forward Looking Statements:

    Except for statements of historical fact, the information presented herein contains certain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including, without limitation, expectations, beliefs, plans and objectives regarding future activities. Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors, which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of CYIOS Corporation to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Such factors include general economic and business conditions, the ability to acquire and develop future assets, the ability to fund operations and changes in consumer and business consumption habits and other factors over which CYIOS Corporation has little or no control. Except as may be required under applicable law, CYIOS Corporation undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements contained herein as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

    CYIOS Corporation
    Ronald Reagan Building
    Washington, DC 20004

    Contact: Timothy Carnahan +1-202-204-3006

    CYIOS Corporation

    Web site: http://www.cyios.com/




    Artificial Life's iSink U: Pirates Edition Will Launch in Amazon Appstore for Android

    HONG KONG and LOS ANGELES, March 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Artificial Life, Inc., a leading provider of award-winning mobile technology and applications, announced today that their new Android title iSink U: Pirates Edition will be coming soon exclusively to the Amazon Appstore for Android.

    The iSink U title is a classic naval strategy game that has enjoyed great popularity and success on the iPhone, iPad, and Android platforms since its initial launch on the Apple App Store and in the Android Marketplace. To expand its reach and celebrate its arrival into a new major app store, the Company has created an exclusive pirate-themed version that will be available only in the Amazon Appstore for Android.

    The iSink U: Pirates Edition features all of the fun of the original iSink U game combined with a whole new pirate twist. iSink U: Pirates Edition will feature: 5 new battle ships all in a pirate style; 4 maps including the all new pirate-themed "Battle Zone"; and a guest appearance of pirate characters who also appear in the Company's upcoming ToonMates(R) Facebook game.

    iSink U: Pirates Edition will soon be available for download for free for a limited time from the Amazon Appstore for Android. More about the game and other titles by the Company can be found at www.botme.com. Fans may get a sneak peek of the game's screen shots by visiting the Facebook pages for Artificial Life, Inc. (ALIF), iSink U, and ToonMates(R).

    "We are happy to exclusively offer iSink U: Pirates Edition to the Amazon Appstore for Android so that this title can reach an even broader audience globally. Throughout 2011 we will continue to produce new games and apps for the Android platform," said Eberhard Schoneburg, CEO of Artificial Life, Inc. (ALIF)

    iPhone and iPad are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. App Store is a service mark of Apple Inc. Android is a trademark of Google Inc. Use of this trademark is subject to Google Permissions. Facebook is a registered trademark of Facebook, Inc.

    About Artificial Life, Inc.

    Artificial Life, Inc. has been a pioneer in artificial intelligence and mobile technology since its inception in Boston in 1994. We are a public US corporation with listing on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange and headquarters and production center in Hong Kong. We have additional offices in Berlin, Germany (EMEA headquarters), Tokyo, Japan, and Santa Monica, USA. Currently our main business areas are: high quality (3D) interactive (massively multiplayer) mobile games, mobile participation television, mobile business applications, our powerful mobile commerce technology platform OPUS-M(TM) and our green IT solutions provided by Green Cortex, Inc. We have won many industry awards for our outstanding technology and products.

    Facebook: http://www.botme.com/ref/alife-fb

    Twitter: http://twitter.com/alifegames

    MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/artificial_life_inc

    YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/alifegames

    For more information on ARTIFICIAL LIFE, INC., please contact:

    Artificial Life IR and PR Contact:

    Adeline Law

    Tel: (+852) 3102 2800

    ir@artificial-life.com

    Forward-Looking Statements:

    This press release contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Such forward-looking statements include, without limitation, statements regarding our future results of operations, financial condition and business prospects. In some cases, you can identify forward-looking statements by terminology such as "may", "will", "should", "expect", "intend", "plan", "anticipate", "believe", "estimate", "predict", "potential", "continue" or the negative of these terms or other comparable terminology. Although such statements are based on our own information and information from other sources we believe to be reliable, you should not place undue reliance on them. These statements involve risks and uncertainties, and actual market trends or our actual results of operations, financial condition or business prospects may differ materially from those expressed or implied in these forward looking statements for a variety of reasons. Potential risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, our ability to obtain additional funding to operate and grow our business; the unproven potential of our mobile gaming business model; changing consumer preferences and uncertainty of market acceptance of our products; timely adoption and availability of 3G mobile technology; market acceptance for use of mobile handheld devices to play the interactive games; unpredictable mobile game development schedules; our reliance on a relatively small number of brands; our ability to license brands from others; our dependence upon resellers and telecommunication carriers and operators to distribute our products; our ability to successfully develop, introduce, and sell new or enhanced products in a timely manner; and the timing of new product announcements or introductions by us or by our competitors. For additional discussion of these risks and uncertainties and other factors, please see the documents we file from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including our Annual Report on Form 10-KSB filed on March 16, 2010. We assume no obligation to update any forward-looking statements, which apply only as of the date of this press release.

    For more information on ARTIFICIAL LIFE, INC., please contact:

    Artificial Life IR and PR Contact: Adeline Law Tel: (+852) 3102 2800 ir@artificial- life.com

    Artificial Life, Inc.

    Web site: http://www.botme.com/ref/alife-fb/
    http://twitter.com/alifegames/
    http://www.myspace.com/artificial_life_inc/
    http://www.youtube.com/user/alifegames/
    www.botme.com/




    QSGI Emerging From Chapter 11 Reorganization

    PALM BEACH, Fla., March 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- QSGI, Inc. announced that on March 21, 2011 its Plan of Reorganization (the "Plan") was confirmed by the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of Florida, West Palm Beach. The final order confirming the plan will be recorded as early as today. As part of the Plan, QSGI will merge with KruseCom in a stock-for-stock transaction and is expecting to emerge from bankruptcy in approximately 60 days. Under the plan, stockholders retained their common shares.

    According to Marc Sherman who serves as Chairman and CEO of QSGI, Inc., "The combination of QSGI with its restructured balance sheet and ties to large customers and investment markets and KruseCom with a profitable operation in a corollary business, deep management strength and strong balance sheet will provide a great launching pad to capitalize on the fragmented information technology services market."

    About QSGI, Inc.:

    QSGI Inc operates as a technology service provider, offering a full suite life-cycle for its corporate and government clients' entire information technology platform. On July 2, 2009, QSGI, Inc., along with its affiliate, filed a voluntary petition for reorganization under Chapter 11 in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Florida.

    KruseCom, LLC Summary:

    Founded in September of 2009, KruseCom offers comprehensive solutions for I.T. Asset Management. KruseCom's specialties include Secure and Certified Onsite Data Erasure, Data Center Maintenance, and End-of-Lifecycle Services for everything in Information Technology.

    For further information, please visit: http://www.QSGIInc.com

    Forward-Looking Statements:

    Statements in this release that are not strictly historical in nature constitute "forward-looking statements." Such statements may include, without limitation, statements with respect to the Company's plans, objectives, expectations and intentions, and other statements identified by words such as "may," "could," "would," "should," "believes," "expects," "anticipates," "estimates," "intends," "plans," or similar expressions. Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and other factors that may cause the actual results of QSGI to be materially different from historical results or from any results expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. These factors include, but are not limited to, risks and uncertainties related to the progress, timing, cost, and results of mergers, acquisitions, and operations; competition from other technology companies; and the additional risks discussed in filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. All forward-looking statements are qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement, and QSGI undertakes no obligation to revise or update this news release to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof. The company names used in this statement are for identification purposes only. All trademarks and registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

    QSGI, Inc.

    CONTACT: David Meynarez, Chief Financial Officer, QSGI, Inc.,
    +1-561-629-5713, ext. 1002, david.meynarez@qsgiinc.com

    Web site: http://www.QSGIInc.com/

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