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Companies news of 2011-06-28 (page 1)

  • Universal Technical Institute Appoints Kenneth R. Trammell to Its Board of Directors
  • Telephone and Data Systems to Acquire OneNeck(R) IT Services CorporationLargest hosted and...
  • Communications Systems, Inc. Joins Russell 3000 Index
  • Beanstalk to Develop a Global Licensing Program for Outfit7's Mobile Entertainment...
  • Great Wolf Lodge Debuts Social Media First For Waterpark IndustryGreat Wolf Connect allows...
  • Reaching Inaccessible Audiences with Digital ContentHow communicators can find fractured...
  • New 2011 / 2012 Product Catalog from Applied Industrial Technologies Adds Nearly 2,500 New...
  • QED Connect, Inc. Corporate Update
  • Lalaloopsy(TM) & Mini Lalaloopsy(TM) Expand UniverseMGA Entertainment Licenses Worldwide...
  • Independent Business Owners Still Indecisive on Cloud Computing BenefitsJune 2011 SB...
  • Gameloft Unveils Its Half-year 2011 Mobile Lineup
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    Universal Technical Institute Appoints Kenneth R. Trammell to Its Board of Directors

    PHOENIX, June 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Universal Technical Institute, Inc. , a provider of technical education training, today announced the appointment of Kenneth R. Trammell to serve on its Board of Directors.

    Mr. Trammell has served as the Chief Financial Officer of Tenneco Inc. since September 2003, having served as the Vice President and Controller from 1999 through 2003. Prior to joining Tenneco in 1996, Mr. Trammell spent 12 years with the international public accounting firm of Arthur Andersen LLP, last serving as a senior manager. Mr. Trammell received a BA in accounting from the University of Houston.

    "I am very pleased that Mr. Trammell has agreed to join our Board," said John White, chairman of Universal Technical Institute's Board of Directors. "His financial expertise and experience with a publicly traded company along with his automotive related industry perspective brings valuable insight and business knowledge that is beneficial to our Board."

    About Universal Technical Institute, Inc.:

    Headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, Universal Technical Institute, Inc. is the leading provider of post-secondary education for students seeking careers as professional automotive, diesel, collision repair, motorcycle and marine technicians. With more than 150,000 graduates in its 46-year history, UTI offers undergraduate degree, diploma and certificate programs at 11 campuses across the United States, as well as manufacturer-specific training programs at dedicated training centers. Through its campus-based school system, UTI provides specialized post-secondary education programs under the banner of several well-known brands, including Universal Technical Institute (UTI), Motorcycle Mechanics Institute and Marine Mechanics Institute (MMI) and NASCAR Technical Institute (NTI). To learn more about UTI and its training services, log on to www.uti.edu.

    Universal Technical Institute, Inc.

    CONTACT: Investors, John Jenson, Vice President - Corporate Controller of
    Universal Technical Institute, Inc., +1-623-445-0821, jjenson@uti.edu

    Web site: http://www.uti.edu/




    Telephone and Data Systems to Acquire OneNeck(R) IT Services CorporationLargest hosted and managed services transaction to date demonstrates commitment to rapidly growing industry.

    MADISON, Wis., June 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Telephone and Data Systems, Inc., parent company to TDS Telecommunications Corp., announces it will acquire OneNeck(R) IT Services headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz. for a purchase price of $95 million. OneNeck, which generated annual revenues of $37 million in 2010, will be a subsidiary of TDS Hosted & Managed Services, LLC (TDS HMS).

    OneNeck is a premier provider of hosted application management and managed IT hosting services to middle market businesses. The firm specializes in supporting Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) applications. OneNeck's managed hosting services include management and monitoring of client IT infrastructure, both client-owned and OneNeck provided. The firm offers network management, disaster recovery, security administration, and end-user support on a 24/7 basis.

    The company has operations centers in Tempe and Gilbert, Ariz., and significant customer engagements in Somerset, N.J., Dallas, Texas, and Kansas City, Mo.

    "Our strategy is to have a robust suite of offerings, including colocation, managed services, hosting, cloud, and solutions delivery," states William Megan, president of TDS HMS and executive vice president at TDS Telecommunications Corp. "OneNeck brings sophisticated hosted application management and managed hosting to our product portfolio that will enable us to leverage the data center assets recently acquired with VISI and TEAM."

    OneNeck operates 12,000 sq. ft. of data center space in Ariz. In addition, they have a strategic partnership with Datapipe(TM) to access data center space in Somerset, N.J., allowing them to service numerous east coast customers. OneNeck is home to 230 employees who hold more than 300 technical certifications across 32 vendors.

    "This is an exciting opportunity for both our customers and employees," Chuck Vermillion, OneNeck CEO and founder remarks. "Being a part of TDS will enhance our development of innovative cloud solutions and enable us to accelerate our overall growth strategies. Our unique culture and undying commitment to customer satisfaction remains unchanged and blends perfectly with TDS' values. We are delighted to join with TDS."

    Frequently recognized in the industry for its business growth, customer service, and technical expertise, OneNeck ranks No. 3667 on Inc. Magazine's 5000 list and No. 50 on its Top Companies in the Phoenix metro area (based on OneNeck's 44 percent three-year growth rate). The company has been repeatedly selected by the Black Book of Outsourcing as the Number One Mid-Market Service Provider of Enterprise Resource Planning and Hosted Application Management worldwide.

    In recent months, TDS Hosted & Managed Services, LLC has made major advancements to position itself in the fast-growing hosted and managed services arena by adding VISI Incorporated in March 2010 and TEAM Technologies, LLC in Dec. 2010 to its portfolio of operations.

    "OneNeck has mature operational tools and capabilities, plus a strong management team and distinctive customer base that will provide a platform for growth of TDS' HMS initiatives, especially in the middle market segment," adds Megan.

    TDS Telecommunications Corp. maintains management responsibility for the data center and hosting operations of VISI Incorporated and TEAM Technologies LLC through the newly formed TDS Hosted & Managed Services, LLC.

    The transaction is expected to close on or about July 1, 2011. Stifel Nicolaus Weisel served as exclusive financial advisor to OneNeck IT Services in the transaction.

    As the seventh largest telecom provider in the U.S., TDS Telecommunications Corporation (TDS(R)) connects people with broadband Internet, phone and TV entertainment services in hundreds of rural, suburban, and metropolitan communities in 30 states. With more than 40 years of experience and 1.1 million equivalent access lines in service, customers can select from the latest technologies, including: VoIP (managedIP) phone service, dedicated Internet, data networking, and hosted-managed services.

    TDS Telecommunications Corp. also maintains management responsibility for the data center and hosting operations of VISI Incorporated and TEAM Technologies, LLC through the newly formed TDS Hosted & Managed Services, LLC. TDS HMS specializes in colocation, cloud computing, and disaster recovery solutions for businesses of all-sizes. In total, approximately 2,700 people work for the companies both in local communities and at TDS' national headquarters in Madison, Wis. Visit www.tdstelecom.com, www.tdsbusiness.com, www.visi.com and www.team-companies.com for more information.

    TDS Telecommunications Corp. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. [NYSE: TDS, TDS.S] Telephone and Data Systems, Inc., a Fortune 500(R) company, provides wireless, local and long-distance telephone and broadband services to nearly 7.1 million customers in 36 states through TDS Telecommunications Corp. and U.S. Cellular [NYSE: USM], its 83-percent owned wireless subsidiary. Founded in 1969 and headquartered in Chicago, Telephone and Data Systems employed 12,100 employees as of March 31, 2011. Visit www.teldta.com for more information.

    OneNeck(R) IT Services Corporation is a global leader for hosted application management, managed hosting, cloud services and infrastructure services. OneNeck supports a variety of enterprise applications, including ERP systems such as Oracle, Baan, JD Edwards, and Microsoft Dynamics AX. Our comprehensive portfolio offering includes application, database and network management, data center management, disaster recovery, virtual machine management, managed backup and storage and 24/7 customer support. OneNeck's global solutions enable customers to improve system performance and leverage their enterprise applications to deliver measurable business benefits. For additional information, visit the OneNeck IT Services home page at www.OneNeck.com.

    Telephone and Data Systems, Inc.

    CONTACT: DeAnne Boegli, National Public Relations Manager of TDS
    Telecommunications Corporation, +1-608-664-4428,
    deanne.boegli@tdstelecom.com, www.media.tdstelecom.com

    Web site: http://www.teldta.com/
    http://www.OneNeck.com/




    Communications Systems, Inc. Joins Russell 3000 Index

    MINNEAPOLIS, June 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Communications Systems, Inc. became part of the U.S. broad-market Russell 3000(R) Index when Russell Investments reconstituted its comprehensive set of U.S. and global equity indexes on June 24.

    Annual reconstitution of Russell's U.S. indexes captures and ranks the 4,000 largest U.S. stocks as of the end of May by total market capitalization. Membership in the Russell 3000, which remains in place for one year, means automatic inclusion in the large-cap Russell 1000(R) Index or small-cap Russell 2000(R) Index as well as the appropriate growth and value style indexes. Russell determines membership for its equity indexes primarily by objective, market-capitalization rankings and style attributes.

    "The employees at Communications Systems, Inc. have worked hard to provide strong financial performance which has provided a good return to our investors. As our market capitalization has grown we are pleased to be added to the Russell 3000 Index," said William G. Schultz, President and CEO of Communications Systems, Inc.

    The Russell 3000 also serves as the U.S. component to the Russell Global Index.

    Russell indexes are widely used by investment managers and institutional investors for index funds and as benchmarks for both passive and active investment strategies. An industry-leading $3.9 trillion in institutional assets are currently benchmarked to them. These investment tools originated from Russell's multi-manager investment business in the early 1980s when the company saw the need for a more objective, market-driven set of benchmarks in order to evaluate outside investment managers.

    More information about Russell Indexes, including total returns, is available at http://www.russell.com/Indexes/data/default.asp.

    About Communications Systems, Inc.

    Communications Systems, Inc. provides physical connectivity infrastructure and services for global deployments of broadband networks. Focusing on innovative, cost-effective solutions, CSI provides customers the ability to deliver, manage, and optimize their broadband network services and architecture. From the integration of fiber optics in any application and environment to efficient home voice and data deployments to optimization of data and application access, CSI provides the tools for maximum utilization of the network from the edge to the user. With partners and customers in over 50 countries, CSI has built a reputation as a reliable global innovator focusing on quality and customer service.

    About Russell:

    Russell Investments provides strategic advice, world-class implementation, state-of-the-art performance benchmarks and a range of institutional-quality investment products. Russell has about $161 billion in assets under management as of March 31, 2011, and serves individual, institutional and advisor clients in more than 35 countries. Founded in 1936, Russell is a subsidiary of The Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company.

    Communications Systems, Inc.

    CONTACT: Colleen Melroe of Communications Systems, Inc., +1-952-996-1562,
    colleenm@commsysinc.com

    Web site: http://www.commsystems.com/
    http://www.russell.com/




    Beanstalk to Develop a Global Licensing Program for Outfit7's Mobile Entertainment Phenomenon, Talking FriendsBeanstalk to Extend Talking Friends' Characters into Multiple Product Categories to Engage Users Offline, Connecting Digital and Physical Properties

    NEW YORK, June 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Beanstalk, a leading global brand licensing agency and consultancy, today announced that it has been selected by Outfit7 as the exclusive, global licensing agency for Talking Friends, the wildly popular series of mobile applications that have become a pop culture phenomenon. Beanstalk will be tasked with launching a worldwide licensing program across multiple categories for Talking Friends, its series of mobile applications and its cast of characters including Talking Tom Cat, Talking Ben the Dog and Talking Gina the Giraffe, among others.

    The Talking Friends franchise, which launched in July 2010, has become a sensation with the media and millions of fans of all ages the world over. Each of the Talking Friends apps features a unique, heartwarming, and fully animated 3D character that comes to life when poked, tickled, and played with on mobile touch-screen devices for the iOS and Android platforms. The interactive character repeats everything a user says, and the apps allows fans to create customized videos of their interactions with the Talking Friends and share them via Facebook, YouTube, MMS or email. Over 400,000 videos are spread virally every month.

    Since its launch in July 2010, the Talking Friends Collection of apps have been downloaded over 135 million times with upwards of 10 million people a day engaging with one of the Talking Friends characters. Talking Tom Cat ranked No. 3 among the free applications on Apple's App Store for iPhone in 2010--ahead of Angry Birds, Google, Twitter and Apple's iBooks. The recently launched Talking Tom Cat 2 was downloaded 4.5 million times in the first week and reached the No. 1 chart position in over 70 countries. More than 15,000 Talking Friends user-created videos have also been uploaded to YouTube, generating over nine million views. The Talking Friends franchise cuts across multiple age groups with millions upon millions of users every day.

    Beanstalk will launch a global licensing program for the Talking Friends characters with innovative licensed products that incorporate specific play patterns and interactive features unique to each character. Select products will incorporate developmental elements of the characters such as speech, music, co-ordination, reading, writing and sensory interactions.

    Like Talking Friends' cast of digital characters, the licensed products will engage users differently depending on the user's age and provide the same unique connections and game experiences that have made the application so popular. The licensing program will have a two-pronged focus with consumer products designed for the user demographics -- children ages 2-8 and tweens, teens and adults.

    "Outfit7's objective is to combine innovative and creative design with loveable characters that capture the imagination and hearts of people of all ages," said Andrej Nabergoj, CEO of Outfit7. "We call our apps the Next Generation of Entertainment because they were inspired by the new generation of mobile touch devices, leveraging their advanced technical features to create simple, engaging apps that people can enjoy alone or together. We chose to work with Beanstalk because they too have a history of innovation and the pioneering spirit we seek in all of our partners, as well as the capabilities and experience needed to extend our brand across the globe. Consumer products, both digital and physical, are a key part of our long-term strategy to expand the franchise across various platforms and categories."

    The program will extend Talking Friends' amusing and engaging cast of characters into a range of product categories including toys, games, apparel and accessories, social expression, arts and crafts, electronic accessories, home decor and health and beauty, tapping into best-in-class licensees. The program will be available across multiple retail channels including online, mass, mid-tier, drug, grocery and specialty retailers. Products are slated to rollout in 2012 with a limited launch for Holiday 2011.

    "Expanding the Talking Friends franchise into the real world through creative and innovative licensing and brand extension programs is truly an exciting prospect for Beanstalk and representative of an important emerging trend in the world of entertainment," said Michael Stone, CEO of Beanstalk. "While video games, digital and online properties have a long history of brand extensions and licensing, we are just witnessing the tip of the iceberg for app brand licensing. This is the new frontier of licensing and we are delighted to be a part of it. Apps have become such a mainstream part of our lives now that they occupy the same kind of loyalty and affinity as movies, television programs and other entertainment properties."

    About Outfit7

    With more than 135 million downloads since its launch in July 2010, Outfit7 is the world's leading creator of mobile entertainment. Its Talking Friends collection has become a major phenomenon, with characters featured on ABC's "Modern Family" as well as NBC's "Today Show." There are currently 11 characters in the Talking Friends collection including Talking Tom Cat, Talking Tom Cat 2, Talking Ben the Dog, Talking Lila the Fairy, Talking Gina the Giraffe, Talking Baby Hippo, Talking Larry the Bird, Talking Harry the Hedgehog, Talking Santa, Talking Bacteria John, Talking Roby the Robot, and Talking Rex the Dinosaur. Outfit7 has offices in Palo Alto, California and Ljubljana, Slovenia and is committed to building the world's leading next generation entertainment company.

    About Beanstalk

    Beanstalk, a global brand licensing agency and consultancy, extends brands through the strategic and creative development of licensed products. The company works with blue-chip brands and other high-profile clients to leverage licensing as a strategic tool to enhance brand awareness, increase consumer touch-points, and generate revenue. Beanstalk also offers a breadth of additional licensing services including direct-to-retail program management, license acquisition for manufacturers, celebrity/expert talent management, and TransAct(TM) customized legal and financial services.

    Beanstalk is the licensing agency of record for over 50 world-class brands and has developed thousands of brand extensions in every major product category, resulting in nearly $2.3 billion in retail sales in 2010 alone. The company is headquartered in New York, with offices in London, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Miami, and Hong Kong, and affiliates throughout the world. For more information, please visit www.beanstalk.com.

    Beanstalk is a part of Omnicom Group Inc. Diversified Agency Services . Omnicom (www.omnicomgroup.com) is a leading global marketing and corporate communications company.

    Beanstalk

    CONTACT: Debra Restler, Beanstalk, Debra.Restler@beanstalk.com,
    +1-212-303-1146

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




    Great Wolf Lodge Debuts Social Media First For Waterpark IndustryGreat Wolf Connect allows direct Facebook photo sharing through RFID technology

    GRAND MOUND, Wash., June 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Great Wolf Resorts(R) , North America's largest family of indoor waterpark resorts, is debuting a new technology that's a social media first for the industry. Great Wolf Connect, launching first at Great Wolf Lodge(R) - Grand Mound, allows guests to link the radio-frequency identification (RFID) technology in their waterpark wristbands with their Facebook accounts to automatically share photos from photo-friendly Paw Posts throughout the resort.

    (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110628/CG27475LOGO)

    This new use of RFID technology will allow guests to have photos taken, which are then automatically posted to their Facebook page throughout their visit. Capturing this instant "wish you were here" moment was a challenge in the past with guests not bringing the necessary technology into the waterpark.

    "Family vacations are what memories are made of, with photos lining the fronts of refrigerators and pages of albums for years," said Steve Shattuck, Corporate Director of Communications at Great Wolf Resorts. "Today, our guests use Facebook as both a virtual post card and a photo album. With technology we already had in place, we were able to make sharing one step easier."

    Built by Fish Technologies, Great Wolf Connect uses the RFID technology imbedded in the waterpark's wristbands, which also serve as guests' room keys and in-house charge accounts. After check-in, guests can register their wristband at the Great Wolf Connect kiosks and link it directly to their Facebook account. Then, at five Paw Posts located throughout the resort, guests simply scan their wristband and smile for the digital camera at each spot. That photo - or a general photo of each attraction - and a caption are then automatically posted on the guests' Facebook wall.

    "Guests have been asking us for photo sharing functionality for quite some time. Great Wolf Connect allows us to expand our technology infrastructure in a way that enhances their stay," said Great Wolf Chief Information Officer Rajiv Castillino. "In Grand Mound, we've already seen our guests embrace this new experience. And as guests see others capturing memories at the Paw Posts, they're trying it out for themselves, too."

    The Paw Post locations include the most popular photo opportunities throughout the resort, including the resort's signature Tipping Bucket as well as a full view of the of the waterpark from an elevated balcony inside the waterpark, the Great Clock Tower in the lobby, the statue of Sprinkles the Bear outside Bear Paw Sweets & Eats(TM), and Pixi's Perch, part of the MagiQuest(R) game.

    Great Wolf Lodge - Grand Mound is located just off Interstate-5, midway between Portland and Seattle. For more information, visit www.greatwolf.com/grandmound.

    About Great Wolf Resorts, Inc.

    Great Wolf Resorts, Inc.(R) , Madison, Wis., is North America's largest family of indoor waterpark resorts, and, through its subsidiaries and affiliates, owns, licenses and/or operates its family resorts under the Great Wolf Lodge(R) brand. Great Wolf Resorts is a fully integrated resort company with Great Wolf Lodge locations in: Wisconsin Dells, Wis.; Sandusky, Ohio; Traverse City, Mich.; Kansas City, Kan.; Williamsburg, Va.; the Pocono Mountains, Pa.; Niagara Falls, Ontario; Mason, Ohio; Grapevine, Texas; Grand Mound, Wash.; and Concord, N.C.

    The company's resorts are family-oriented destination facilities that generally feature 300 to 600 rooms and a large indoor entertainment area measuring 40,000 to 100,000 square feet. The all-suite properties offer a variety of room styles, arcade/game rooms, fitness rooms, themed restaurants, spas, supervised children's activities and other amenities. The company's consolidated subsidiary, Creative Kingdoms, LLC, is a developer and operator of technology-based, interactive quest adventure experiences such as MagiQuest(R).

    Additional information may be found on the company's Web site at www.greatwolf.com.

    FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
    Vicki Boutwell, Fleishman-Hillard, Inc.
    Ph: 314-982-9127, email: vicki.boutwell@fleishman.com

    Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110628/CG27475LOGO
    PRN Photo Desk, photodesk@prnewswire.com Great Wolf Resorts, Inc.

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




    Reaching Inaccessible Audiences with Digital ContentHow communicators can find fractured audiences and gain attention online

    NEW YORK, June 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The personalization of search results has made the practice of public relations (and any type of digital marketing, for that matter) more difficult, as the information our audiences see is increasingly defined by their personal behavior and social graph, producing a relatively narrow view of the web. Today on the Beyond PR blog we talk about what communicators need to do to pierce the bubbles surrounding our audiences, and gain ever-elusive attention.

    Read the full story here: http://blog.prnewswire.com/2011/06/28/relevance-signal-atomization-capturing-elusive-attention/

    The Beyond PR blog highlights communications tactics and trends in public relations, investor relations, social media, SEO and content marketing.

    PR Newswire (www.prnewswire.com) is the premier global provider of multimedia platforms that enable marketers, corporate communicators, sustainability officers, public affairs and investor relations officers to leverage content to engage with all their key audiences. Having pioneered the commercial news distribution industry 56 years ago, PR Newswire today provides end-to-end solutions to produce, optimize and target content -- from rich media to online video to multimedia -- and then distribute content and measure results across traditional, digital, mobile and social channels. Combining the world's largest multi-channel, multi-cultural content distribution and optimization network with comprehensive workflow tools and platforms, PR Newswire enables the world's enterprises to engage opportunity everywhere it exists. PR Newswire serves tens of thousands of clients from offices in the Americas, Europe, Middle East, Africa and the Asia-Pacific region, and is a UBM plc company.

    (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20000306/PRNLOGO )

    Media Contacts:
    Rachel Meranus
    Vice President, Marketing and Communications
    PR Newswire
    +1.201.360.6776
    Rachel.Meranus@prnewswire.com

    Meryl Serouya
    Marketing and Communications Associate
    PR Newswire
    +1.201.360.6009
    Meryl.Serouya@prnewswire.com

    Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20000306/PRNLOGO
    PRN Photo Desk, photodesk@prnewswire.com PR Newswire Association LLC

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

    Company News On-Call: http://www.prnewswire.com/comp/146750.html




    New 2011 / 2012 Product Catalog from Applied Industrial Technologies Adds Nearly 2,500 New Products

    CLEVELAND, June 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Applied Industrial Technologies has announced the publication of its 2011 / 2012 Applied(R) Product Catalog with nearly 2,500 new products. This full-line catalog includes more than 36,000 industrial products for MRO, OEM and government applications, including bearings, power transmission products, fluid power products, belts, hoses, tools, janitorial supplies, safety items and much more.

    The new catalog includes cross-reference guides, troubleshooting information, and complete product specifications. A 48-page technical reference section is full of formulas, conversion tables, and fluid power information, making this a valuable resource all year long.

    "This new catalog is a compilation of technical resources and product information to help customers quickly find the products they need," says Tom Armold, Vice President - Marketing and Strategic Accounts. "While we've included our most popular products in the catalog, we have hundreds of thousands more online at Applied.com, all backed by a customer service organization fully committed to providing world-class technical support."

    The 2011 / 2012 Product Catalog from Applied is free and may be requested online at:

    www.Applied.com/catalogrequest. Some of the new products this year include painting supplies from Rubberset(R) and Anchor Wiping Cloth, an expanded selection of industrial paints, GOJO(R) Purell(R) Green Certified Hand Sanitizer, GoldSpec(R) drives and motor controls, Goodyear(R) Metric V-belts and ExtremeFlex(TM) hose, Belden universal joints, Legacy pneumatic couplers and fittings, and many others.

    New and existing customers can easily order parts online at www.Applied.com. There are no lengthy registration processes, and credit card purchases are accepted. Customers can also purchase by phone at 1-866-351-3464, or by faxing, or stopping into one of the company's many service center locations. A complete directory of service center locations can be found in the front and back of the catalog or online.

    With approximately 470 facilities and 4,600 employee associates across North America, Applied Industrial Technologies is an industrial distributor that offers more than 4 million parts critical to the operations of MRO and OEM customers in virtually every industry. In addition, Applied provides engineering, design and systems integration for industrial and fluid power applications, as well as customized mechanical, fabricated rubber and fluid power shop services. Applied also offers maintenance training, plus solutions to meet inventory and storeroom management needs that help provide enhanced value to its customers. For its fiscal year ended June 30, 2010, Applied posted sales of $1.89 billion. Applied can be visited on the Internet at http://www.applied.com.

    Applied Industrial Technologies

    CONTACT: Julie Kho, Applied Industrial Technologies, +1-216-426-4483,
    jkho@applied.com. A high resolution photo of the 2011 / 2012 Applied
    Product Catalog is available at the following link:
    http://www.applied.com/releasephotos.

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




    QED Connect, Inc. Corporate Update

    MANCHESTER, N.H., June 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- QED Connect, Inc. , a New York corporation ("QED Connect"), announced on Friday, June 17th, that it has closed the acquisition of StockProfile.com, StockProfileTV.com and SPnewsWire.com.

    About StockProfile.com

    StockProfile.com is Media Awareness Company which operates a customized platform showcasing emerging growth stocks to independent minded investors. Management believes that there are well over 10,000 publicly traded companies in the United States and Canada alone. The overwhelming majority of these stocks in managements' opinion, are relatively unknown to the investing public.

    StockProfile.com offers a unique information portal for investors choosing to make their own investment decisions and for companies wishing to reach those investors. Users can review all stocks in detail on the website at no cost. Management contends that over 60% of individual investors have purchased stocks online and that over half of individual investors make their own choices when it comes to stock market investing.

    StockProfile.com specifically caters to individual investors by providing a platform to discover dynamic publicly traded companies in a free, user-friendly environment. Management believes that the StockProfile.com platform allows these companies to raise their public profile with an audience of independent Internet savvy investors.

    Tom Makmann, CEO of QED Connect commented, "The closing of the acquisition of StockProfile.com and its various web properties represents a significant step in our business strategy for 2011. The Company's portfolio of strategic partners and acquisitions provides QED with an entry to the multiple market segments. The addition of StockProfile.com expands our position into the Internet market."

    The Company will be working to increase the subscriber base of StockProfile.com as part of its business strategy. The web site offers an alternate platform to micro-cap companies to provide potential investors with current information that may not be readily available elsewhere. The subscribing companies will be able to elevate their profile information to include video, interactive charts, and offer more in depth information. Additionally, services such as consulting expertise to support the public market (corporate filings) are planned as a future enhancement.

    Additionally the Company has changed transfer agents form Routh Stock Transfer, Inc. to Olde Monmouth Stock Transfer Co, Inc. as of today. Olde Monmouth contact information:

    200 Memorial Parkway
    Atlantic Highlands, NJ 07716
    Phone (732) 872-2727
    Fax (732) 872-2728

    About QED Connect, Inc.

    QED Connect, Inc. is a New York corporation holding company which makes acquisitions, investments, and enters into strategic business partnerships. The Company seeks businesses with strong potential which QED can assist in achieving their plans and realizing their maximum potential. This business model achieves the Company's goals and expands its overall revenue and profits and diversifies through entry into the multiple market segments. It is QED's intention to help its partners and subsidiaries realize growth, and that growth would, in turn, enhance QED's ability to increase shareholder value. www.qedconnect.com

    Safe Harbor Statement

    Certain statements in this press release that are not historical facts are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements may be identified by the use of words such as "anticipate," "believe," "expect," "future," "may," "will," "would," "should," "plan," "projected," "intend," and similar expressions. Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of QED Connect, Inc., (the "Company") to be materially different from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. The Company's future operating results are dependent upon many factors, including but not limited to the Company's ability to: (i) obtain sufficient capital and to fund QED's overall expansion plans; (ii) generate sufficient revenue and efficiently manage operations to obtain profitability; (iii) competitive factors and developments beyond the Company's control; and (iv) other risk factors.

    For More Information, Contact: QED Connect Inc. Tom Makmann President & CEO (603) 425-8933 info@qedconnect.com

    QED Connect, Inc.

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




    Lalaloopsy(TM) & Mini Lalaloopsy(TM) Expand UniverseMGA Entertainment Licenses Worldwide Multi-Platform Videogame Rights to Activision Publishing--All New Characters, Features and Playsets in Stores Now--

    VAN NUYS, Calif., June 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Buoyed by sold-out sales and outstanding reviews, the super-sized Lalaloopsy(TM) buzz continues as MGA Entertainment expands the Lalaloopsy(TM) universe into exciting new entertainment frontiers.

    MGA has granted Activision Publishing, Inc. the exclusive worldwide rights to develop, manufacture and distribute videogames based on the Lalaloopsy(TM) brand and characters. The agreement covers entertainment software products across multiple platforms such as handheld, console and connected platforms, as well as PC and mobile devices. The first Nintendo DS(TM) title based on the hugely popular line of collectible Lalaloopsy(TM) is expected to debut holiday of 2011.

    MGA Entertainment is currently in development for the first-ever Lalaloopsy(TM) feature length movie. This made-for-DVD feature will be released in spring 2012 and will star the original Lalaloopsy(TM) characters.

    The following new Fall 2011 Lalaloopsy(TM) and Mini Lalaloopsy(TM) toys are in stores now:

    NEW CHARACTERS:

    Marina Anchors(TM) - Sewn on Date: June 8th (World Ocean Day)

    Marina Anchors(TM) was made from a sailor's uniform. She's super neat, and she always keeps everything ship shape. She also loves the ocean, even though she can't swim. She has a pet whale.

    Sahara Mirage(TM) - Sewn on Date: January 13th (Make Your Dream Come True Day)

    Sahara Mirage(TM) was made from pieces of a real genie's veil. She's a real charmer, who's scared of the dark, and always pops up when she's least expected. She has a pet camel.

    Misty Mysterious(TM): Sewn On Date: March 24th (Houdini's Birthday)

    Misty Mysterious(TM) was made from a magician's cape. She loves secrets and surprises, and she's always got something up her sleeve. She has a pet Rabbit.

    NEW FEATURES:

    Lalaloopsy (TM)Silly Hair:

    These Lalaloopsy(TM) have silly hair that bends every which way! Now you can style your Lalaloopsy(TM) doll's hair and her pet's tail too! Available with Crumbs Sugar Cookie(TM) and Jewel Sparkles(TM). Price: $34.99

    NEW PLAYSETS

    Mini Lalaloopsy(TM) Treehouse:

    Two Sided Mini Treehouse Playset; Tire swing slides across zip line; Includes elevator in tree trunk, wind-up basket, bridge and two hammocks for doll and pet; Club house is removable; Spinning look-out bucket with telescope; Real working whack-a-mole feature; Includes two exclusive dolls -Patch Treasurechest(TM) Spot Splattersplash(TM) - two pets and treehouse accessories. Price: $39.99

    Bea's School Bus

    Includes silly slide and the wheels really roll! Price: $16.99

    Visit the colorful 3D world of Lalaloopsy(TM) at www.lalaloopsy.com where Lalaloopsy(TM) magic is everywhere!

    About MGA Entertainment, Inc.

    MGA Entertainment, a consumer entertainment products company headquartered in Van Nuys, California, manufactures innovative lines of proprietary and licensed products including toys and games, dolls, consumer electronics, home decor, stationery and sporting goods. The MGA family includes award-winning brands such as Little Tikes(R), Lalaloopsy, Bratz(R), Moxie Girlz(TM), BFC, Ink(TM), Rescue Pets(R) and Zapf(R). The Company is continuing its tradition of creating imaginative doll brands for girls. For more information please visit: www.mgae.com, www.littletikes.com, www.lalaloopsy.com, www.bratz.com, www.moxiegirlz.com, www.moxieteenz.com, and www.bfcink.com.

    About Activision Publishing, Inc.

    Headquartered in Santa Monica, California, Activision Publishing, Inc. is a leading worldwide developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment and leisure products.

    Activision Publishing maintains operations in the U.S., Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Sweden, Spain, Norway, Denmark, the Netherlands, Australia, South Korea, China and the region of Taiwan. More information about Activision and its products can be found on the company's website, www.activision.com.

    (C)2011 Activision Publishing, Inc. Activision is a registered trademark of Activision Publishing, Inc. Nintendo DS is a trademark of Nintendo. (C) 2006 Nintendo. All other trademarks and trade names are the properties of their respective owners. All rights reserved

    Susan Hale
    MGA Entertainment
    818/221-4326 shale@mgae.com

    MGA Entertainment

    Web site: http://www.mgae.com/
    http://www.lalaloopsy.com/




    Independent Business Owners Still Indecisive on Cloud Computing BenefitsJune 2011 SB Authority's Market Sentiment Survey Results

    NEW YORK, June 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Newtek Business Services, , The Small Business Authority with a portfolio of over 100,000 business accounts, announced today the findings of its SB Authority Market Sentiment Survey, a monthly window into the concerns of independent business owners. Based on a poll of approximately 1,000 respondents, one of the key findings from June's survey was 48 percent of small business owners' do not believe cloud computing will help reduce their IT costs. It definitely appears that the education of small independent business owners regarding the obvious benefits of cloud computing still has a long way to go. In addition, 42 percent of business owners surveyed prefer the Small Business Authority's and Microsoft's Cloud Product over Apple's iCloud. The full June 2011 results showed the following

    Poll Question Poll Answer Percentage ------------- ----------- ---------- Does your business currently or historically use Microsoft business software products or server operating systems? ------------------ Yes 48% No 52% What is the most important software application process to your business? -------------- Email 43% Web Applications/eCommerce 26% Sales Generation Software, CRM, 17% Database Management Storage and Backup 14% Do you think Cloud Computing could help you reduce your IT Costs? ------ Yes 20% No 48% Don't Know 32% If you wanted to use Cloud Computing for your business would you be more likely to use a: ------------------------ iCloud 15% Small Business Authority/ 42% Microsoft's Cloud Product VMWare Cloud Product 6% Amazon Cloud Product 8% None of the Above 29%

    Barry Sloane, President and CEO of The Small Business Authority commented, "It appears that despite the popularity and 'rockstar' appeal of Apple's products, most businesses still rely on Microsoft's products and software to operate on. Email and eCommerce are the business applications of importance to most small businesses and it is evident that business owners are starting to learn more about the benefits of cloud computing as well as utilizing this new technology. We strongly recommend that professionals and business owners listen live at http://www.wabcradio.com or on 770AM this Saturday at 4:00pm EDT to hear Microsoft and The Small Business Authority's broad discussion with independent owners about cloud computing questions and needs. Please participate or comment on these results by visiting our small business blog on Forbes.com"

    About Newtek Business Services, Inc.

    Newtek Business Services, The Small Business Authority, provides the following products and services:

    --  Electronic Payment Processing: eCommerce, electronic solutions to accept
    non-cash payments, including credit and debit cards, check conversion,
    remote deposit capture, ACH processing, and electronic gift and loyalty
    card programs.
    --  Managed Technology Solutions (Cloud Computing): Full-service web host,
    which offers eCommerce solutions, shared and dedicated web hosting and
    related services including domain registration and online shopping cart
    tools.
    --  eCommerce:  A suite of services that enable small businesses to get up
    and running on-line quickly and cost effectively, with integrated web
    design, payment processing and shopping cart services.
    --  Business Lending: Broad array of lending products including SBA 7(a) and
    SBA 504 loans.
    --  Insurance Services: Commercial and personal lines of insurance,
    including health and employee benefits in all 50 states, working with
    over 40 insurance carriers.
    --  Web Services: Customized web design and development services.
    --  Data Backup, Storage and Retrieval: Fast, secure, off-site data backup,
    storage and retrieval designed to meet the specific regulatory and
    compliance needs of any business.
    --  Accounts Receivable Financing: Receivable purchasing and financing
    services.
    --  Payroll: Complete payroll management and processing services.
    

    Newtek Business Services, Inc., The Small Business Authority, is a direct distributor of a wide range of business services and financial products to the small- and medium-sized business market under the Newtek(TM) brand. Since 1999, Newtek has helped small- and medium-sized business owners realize their potential by providing them with the essential tools needed to manage and grow their businesses and to compete effectively in today's marketplace. Newtek provides its services to over 100,000 business accounts and has positioned the Newtek(TM) brand as a one-stop-shop provider of such business services. According to the U.S. Small Business Administration, there are over 27.5 million small businesses in the United States, which in total represent 99.7% of all employer firms.

    http://www.newtekbusinessservices.com

    Note Regarding Forward Looking StatementsStatements in this press release including statements regarding Newtek's beliefs, expectations, intentions or strategies for the future, may be "forward-looking statements" under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. All forward-looking statements involve a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from the plans, intentions and expectations reflected in or suggested by the forward-looking statements. Such risks and uncertainties include, among others, intensified competition, operating problems and their impact on revenues and profit margins, anticipated future business strategies and financial performance, anticipated future number of customers, business prospects, legislative developments and similar matters. Risk factors, cautionary statements and other conditions, which could cause Newtek's actual results to differ from management's current expectations, are contained in Newtek's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission and available through http://www.sec.gov.

    Rubenstein Public RelationsTelephone: (212) 843-9335Contact: Liz Petrova / lpetrova@rubensteinpr.com

    Newtek Business Services, Inc.

    Web site: http://www.newtekbusinessservices.com/
    http://thesba.com/




    Gameloft Unveils Its Half-year 2011 Mobile Lineup

    PARIS, June 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --

    Gameloft, a leading global publisher of digital and social games, announced its mobile lineup for the half-year of 2011 with 12 new titles in development. This includes in-house brands like Real Football and Asphalt alongside prestigious licensed properties like Harry Potter, Lego(R) Batman(TM), Where's Wally?(R)and Driver. The games will be released gradually on all phones and in all countries between July and December 2011.

    Action and Adventure Games:

    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows[TM] - Part 2: Experience an exciting, magical adventure with the official mobile game of the final film in this series, eagerly anticipated by millions of viewers around the world.

    Assassin's Creed: Revelations: This sequel to Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood lands Ezio and Altair in a brand new setting: Constantinople. Let the magical locations enchant you as you discover startling revelations in the final chapter of Ezio's saga.

    Lego(R) Batman(TM): The Mobile Game: The official adaption of the hit video game combining two legendary franchises is coming soon to mobile. The game follows the action-packed adventures of Batman(TM) as he faces an array of classic villains, in a LEGO world full of fun and surprise.

    Immortals: The game is based on the highly- anticipated Immortals movie, a stylish and visually spectacular 3D action-adventure from visionary director Tarsem Singh (The Cell, The Fall), releasing in theaters 11/11/11. In it, you play as Theseus, the young heroic villager chosen by the Gods to battle the brutal and bloodthirsty King Hyperion and his Heraklion army before he finds the Bow of Epirus, and takes over the world.

    Wild West Guns: The first open-world western action game on mobile offers total freedom in varied environments (great plains, deserts, mountains, ghost towns, etc.) with over 30 missions and a surprising plot.

    Gangstar Rio :City of Saints: The final chapter in the successful Gangstar saga gets a new look and a move to Brazil. For the first time in a game of this genre, you can explore the streets of Rio de Janeiro, access a huge collection of cars and weapons and rule the city.

    Sports and Racing Games:

    Real Football 2012: The standard for football games from Gameloft returns on mobile for the 2011-2012 season in an edition with even more content, featuring new animations, new graphics and new functions.

    Asphalt 6: Adrenaline: The famous Asphalt series is back on the starting line with 22 new vehicles from 16 of the most prestigious manufacturers. Get ready to race on 10 different tracks around the world in classic challenges like Drift mode or helicopter chases, as well as the new Adrenaline mode for even more amazing races.

    Midnight Pool 3: After the success of the previous versions selling in the millions of copies around the world, Midnight Pool makes its return to mobile. This new edition features a new career mode, great atmosphere, and plenty of improvements.

    Driver(R) San Francisco: This game marks the return of the saga that invented the action racing game. In this new opus, you become detective John Tanner and throw yourself into a relentless manhunt across San Francisco.

    Strategy Games :

    Sid Meier's Civilization(R) V: The Mobile Game:The worldwide strategy game phenomenon is coming to feature phones! Based on the award-winning and best-selling franchise from 2K Games and Firaxis Games, become ruler of the world by establishing and leading a civilization from the dawn of man into the space age. Wage war, conduct diplomacy, discover new technologies, go head-to-head with some of history's greatest leaders and build the most powerful empire the world has ever known.

    Puzzle Game :

    Where's Wally?(R): Travel through space and time to search for the iconic striped globetrotter and all his friends in this challenging and fun search-and-find mobile game!

    About Gameloft

    A leading global publisher of digital and social games, Gameloft(R) has established itself as one of the top innovators in its field since 2000. Gameloft creates games for all digital platforms, including mobile phones, smartphones and tablets (including Apple(R) iOS and Android(R) devices), set top box, connected TVs and consoles. Partnerships with leading licensors such as UNO(TM), Spider-Man(R), James Cameron's Avatar(TM), Ferrari(R) and Sonic Unleashed(R) allow Gameloft to form strong relationships with international brands. Gameloft also operates its own established franchises, such as Real Football, Asphalt(TM), Modern Combat 2: Black Pegasus and N.O.V.A Near Orbit Vanguard Alliance(R). Gameloft is present in all continents, distributes its games in 100 countries and employs over 4,000 developers.

    Gameloft is listed on the Paris Stock Exchange (ISIN: FR0000079600, Bloomberg: GFT FP, Reuters: GLFT.PA).

    Gameloft Contact Sane Lebrun Corporate communication Mail: sane.lebrun@gameloft.com Tel +33-1-58-16-20-53

    For more information, please visit http://www.gameloft.com.

    Gameloft

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    Resonate Marketing Leverages DOOH Marketplace for Healthy Audience ReachInnovative Agency Adopts rVue's Demand-Side Platform to Accelerate Digital Media Planning

    FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla., June 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- "If it doesn't resonate, it doesn't sell." That's the driving message behind Resonate Marketing's recent decision to leverage rVue Holding, Inc.'s subsidiary rVue's Digital Out-of-Home (DOOH) marketplace. The multi-million dollar California-based ad agency selected the rVue platform to streamline the planning and buying of DOOH media for their roster of healthcare, insurance and technology clients.

    (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110628/FL27326LOGO )

    With over 112 million impressions available in rVue daily, Resonate was most attracted to the platform's comprehensive ability to plan across more than 150 digital networks, with relevant audience delivery and advanced technology capabilities. Known for its innovative and effective approaches to client marketing strategies that drive increased ROI, Resonate Marketing has experienced first-hand the results of planning DOOH media.

    "We've long been believers in the power of consumer engagement through DOOH media, but found that reaching the scale we needed was challenging due to the fragmentation of the industry," says Resonate President, Deborah Thayer. "We were drawn to rVue for its ability to deliver audiences that were relevant to the brands we represent. In the rVue marketplace, we get the best of both worlds - millions of impressions daily for our national buys or hyper-targeting for local reach. What previously took weeks, multiple RFPs and countless phone calls, now only takes us a few minutes. At the end of the day, Resonate is about innovation and delivering results, so this is an intelligent digital solution that makes sense."

    "Resonate Marketing is a full service agency that excels in consumer engagement through experiential marketing," said Jason Kates, President and CEO of rVue, Inc. "Digital Out-of-Home media was a natural progression as a way to further interact with their target audiences as well as drive traffic to their events. We are proud to work with their team as they expand this portion of their offerings."

    Through the rVue platform, media planners and buyers are provided with a 360-degree solution developed to streamline the researching, targeting, planning, purchasing, distribution and analyzing of DOOH media. With a focus in the health and wellness industries, Resonate is leveraging rVue's Audience Mindset tools to easily reach targeted, relevant audiences. The Audience Mindset Categories provide advertisers with contextual engagement opportunities designed to deliver audiences likely to be receptive to their brands' messaging. For example, rVue's Health + Wellness category delivers over 15 million impressions daily, while Pharmaceuticals offers nearly 20 million daily impressions and Insurance provides nearly 90 million daily impressions within the platform.

    About Resonate Marketing: Resonate Marketing is a full service advertising and marketing firm that develops programs and campaigns that engage consumers to 'resonate' with products and services by differentiating and motivating audiences. Resonate specializes in serving clients in the healthcare, insurance, technology music and automotive industries. For more information, visit www.resonatemktg.com.

    About rVue: rVue, Inc., is a wholly-owned subsidiary of rVue Holdings, Inc. , is an advertising technology company which includes the only demand-side platform for planning, buying and managing Digital Out-of-Home and Place-Based Media. The rVue marketplace connects advertisers with DOOH networks to streamline campaign management, content distribution, analytics and billing. For more information, please visit www.rvue.com.

    CONTACT INFORMATION:

    Business and Press Inquiries:
    Dawn Rahicki
    Chief Marketing Officer
    rVue, Inc.
    connect@rVue.com
    954.356.5442

    Investor Inquiries:
    Brett Maas
    Hayden IR
    brett@haydenir.com
    646.536.7331

    Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110628/FL27326LOGO
    PRN Photo Desk, photodesk@prnewswire.com rVue, Inc.

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




    Affinity's American Magazine Study Integrates comScore Data to Enhance Audience Estimates Across Print and Digital Platforms

    NEW YORK, June 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Affinity, the creators of the VISTA Ad Effectiveness Service, recently announced the release of the Spring 2011 wave of the American Magazine Study - the only audience measurement service that reports the total delivery of magazine brands across print and multiple digital platforms. This release included Web audience estimates provided by comScore, Inc.

    A state-of-the-art calibration process, designed by leading marketing scientists Gilles Santini and Marc Mounier, combined comScore's audience estimates for magazine Web sites with Affinity's advanced magazine readership methods, resulting in the ability to report the unduplicated delivery of a magazine's print readers and visitors of the magazine's Web site.

    Moving forward, the integration will leverage Affinity's Web-based data collection approach to incorporate comScore census tags of AMS respondents, measuring their actual online behavior on magazine Web sites in order to fine-tune the readership duplication figures generated across print and Web platforms for the magazine brands measured by AMS.

    According to David Shiffman, Senior Vice President/Research Director at MediaVest USA, "As publishers continue to offer packages that include digital advertising opportunities, this new integration directly addresses the measurement needs of the marketplace. By combining self reported data with direct measurement on the Web side, we will garner a much better understanding of the delivery of magazine-branded campaigns that include both a print and online component."

    About Affinity LLC Affinity is a media research firm specializing in magazine audience measurement and accountability tracking. For more information, please visit www.affinityresearch.net.

    About comScore comScore, Inc. is a global leader in measuring the digital world and preferred source of digital business analytics. For more information, please visit www.comscore.com/companyinfo.

    CONTACT: Tom Robinson, +1-212-922-9582, ext. 201, tom@affinityresearch.net

    Affinity LLC

    Web site: http://www.affinityresearch.net/




    Gameloft dévoiles online-up mobile du 2nd semestre 2011

    PARIS, June 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --

    Gameloft, leader mondial dans l'édition de jeux vidéo téléchargeables et sur réseaux sociaux, annonce la composition de son line-up mobile du 2nd semestre 2011 avec 12 nouveaux titres en préparation, incluant ses propres marques comme Real Football ou Asphalt mais aussi des licences prestigieuses comme Harry Potter, Lego(R) Batman(TM), Où est Charlie?(R) ou encore Driver. Les jeux sortiront progressivement sur tous les téléphones mobiles et dans tous les pays entre juillet et décembre 2011 suivant les titres.

    Les jeux d'actions et d'aventures :

    Harry Potter et les Reliques de la Mort(TM)-Deuxième Partie: Vivez une aventure magique et trépidante avec le jeu officiel du dernier film de la saga mythique, et attendu par des millions de téléspectateurs à travers le monde.

    Assassin's Creed Revelations : La suite d'Assassin's Creed Brotherhood débarque et mettra en scène Ezio et Altaïr dans un nouveau décor : Constantinople. Laissez vous envoûter par la magie des lieux et découvrez les révélations de ce dernier chapitre de la saga d'Ezio.

    Lego(R) Batman(TM) : L'adaptation officielle du fameux jeu vidéo hit mixant deux marques mythiques arrive maintenant sur mobile. Le jeu retrace les aventures de Batman(TM) qui se retrouve face à de nombreux vilains, au coeur de l'univers de LEGO plein de rebondissements et de surprises.

    Immortals : Le jeu est basé sur le film Immortals, une spectaculaire aventure en 3D par le réalisateur visionnaire Tarsem Singh (The Cell, The Fall), à l'affiche le 11/11/11. Dans le jeu, vous êtes Thésée, le jeune villageois héroïque choisi par les Dieux pour combattre le brutal et sanguinaire Roi Hyperion et son armée Heraklion qu'il ne trouve l'Arc d'Epirius, et domine le monde.

    Wild West Guns : Le premier jeu d'action de western en environnement ouvert. Une liberté totale dans des environnements variés (grandes plaines, désert, montagnes, ville fantôme, etc.) avec plus de 30 missions et un scénario surprenant.

    GangstarRio : City of Saints: Le dernier épisode de la saga à success Gangstar fait peau neuve et se déroule au Brésil. Pour la première fois dans un jeu vidéo de ce genre, explorez les quartiers de Rio de Janeiro, accédez à une vaste collection de véhicules et d'armes et devenez le maître de la ville.

    Les jeux de sport et de courses :

    Real Football 2012 : La référence des jeux de football de Gameloft revient sur mobile pour la saison 2011-2012, dans une édition encore plus riche avec de nouvelles animations, de nouveaux graphismes et de nouvelles fonctionnalités.

    Asphalt 6: Adrenaline : La fameuse série Asphalt est de retour sur la ligne de départ avec 22 nouveaux véhicules de 16 constructeurs les plus prestigieux. Préparez-vous à courir sur 10 circuits autour du monde avec des défis classiques comme le mode Drift ou les poursuites d'hélicoptère, ainsi qu'un nouveau mode Adrenaline pour des courses époustouflantes.

    Midnight Pool 3 : Après le succès des précédentes versions vendues à plusieurs millions d'exemplaires à travers le monde, Midnight Pool fait son retour sur téléphone mobile. Un nouveau mode carrière, de superbes ambiances et de nombreuses améliorations agrémentent ce nouvel épisode.

    Driver(R) San Francisco : Ce jeu marque le retour de la saga qui a inventé la course d'action. Dans ce nouvel opus, incarnez le détective John Tanner et lancez-vous dans une chasse à l'homme implacable à travers San Francisco.

    Jeu de stratégie :

    Sid Meier's Civilization V: Le Jeu Mobile: Le phénomène mondial du jeu de stratégie arrive sur les téléphones mobiles (hors smartphones) ! Adapté de la franchise primée et à succès de 2K Games et de Firaxis Games, dominez le monde en établissant et en menant une civilisation de l'aube de l'humanité à la conquête de l'espace. Faites la guerre, conduisez la diplomatie, découvrez de nouvelles technologies, affrontez les plus grands leaders de l'histoire et construisez l'empire le plus puissant que le monde ait jamais connu.

    Jeu de puzzle :

    Où est Charlie?(R) : Ce jeu vous fera traversez les époques à la recherche du légendaire voyageurs à rayures et de tous ses amis, dans un jeu de casse-tête sur mobile stimulant et amusant !

    A propos de Gameloft

    Leader mondial dans l'édition de jeux vidéo téléchargeables et sur réseaux sociaux, Gameloft(R) s'est positionné depuis 2000 comme l'une des entreprises les plus innovantes dans son domaine. Gameloft conçoit des jeux pour toutes les plateformes digitales incluant les téléphones mobiles, smartphones et tablettes (Apple(R) iOS et Android(R)), boxes triple play, TV connectées et consoles. Des accords de partenariat avec de grands détenteurs de droits permettent à Gameloft d'associer ses jeux aux plus grandes marques internationales telles que UNO(R), Spider-Man(R), James Cameron's Avatar(TM), Ferrari(R) et Sonic Unleashed(R). Gameloft dispose de plus d'un portefeuille de marques en propre avec des franchises établies telles que Real Football, Asphalt(TM), Modern Combat 2 : Black Pegasus et N.O.V.A Near Orbit Vanguard Alliance(R). Gameloft est présent sur tous les continents, distribue ses jeux dans 100 pays et compte plus de 4000 développeurs. Gameloft est cotée à la bourse de Paris (ISIN: FR0000079600, Bloomberg: GFT FP, Reuters: GLFT.PA).

    Gameloft Contact Charlène Duchène Relations Presse France Tel +33-1-58-16-21-56 Mail: charlene.duchene@gameloft.com

    Pour plus d'information, veuillez visiter http://www.gameloft.com

    Gameloft

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    Verizon Virginia President Robert Woltz Jr. to Retire After 40 Years

    RICHMOND, Va., June 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- After 40 years of service with Verizon, including the last 11 years as president of Verizon Virginia, Robert Woltz Jr. will retire effective July 15.

    "Robert has worked tirelessly for our customers, our employees and our communities," said Colleen McCloskey, Verizon's senior vice president of state government affairs. "His leadership and extensive experience have navigated Verizon through a sea change in Virginia's telecommunications landscape. We thank Robert for his many contributions to Verizon and wish him all the best in his retirement."

    Woltz said, "I have spent a great 40 years with C&P, Bell Atlantic and Verizon. During that time, I've been able to work with wonderful people and experience nonstop changes in technology and the competitive marketplace. I am proud of what we all have been able to accomplish, and I am grateful to all my teammates for their efforts and support."

    During Woltz's tenure as president, Verizon Virginia underwent a transformation from a highly regulated telephone company to a leading provider of broadband, television and voice communications services amid fierce competition and rapid technological change. In 2006, Woltz's team secured passage of innovative legislation that hastened competition for cable TV in the commonwealth.

    Over the past 20 years, Woltz's team has worked closely with six governors, the General Assembly and the State Corporation Commission to keep Virginia telecommunications policy on pace with the changes in the marketplace and ensure that Virginia remained a leading state for Verizon's capital investments in new technologies such as FiOS services.

    A native Virginian who grew up in Clarksville, Woltz began his telecommunications career in 1971 with C&P Telephone of Virginia. Over the following 20 years he held positions in network services, human resources, public communications and marketing operations. Woltz's assignments have included responsibility for regional operations in the mid-Atlantic area from Virginia to New Jersey.

    Woltz returned to Virginia in 1992 after spending the previous year with Bell Atlantic International in Oslo, Norway, where he worked on development of the company's wireless portfolio. He was named vice president of external affairs in 1993.

    Woltz currently serves, by gubernatorial appointment, on the Governor's Advisory Council on Revenue Estimates and the Virginia Coalfield Economic Development Authority (VCEDA) Advisory Board. He also serves in leadership positions as the chair of the Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges, chair of Venture Richmond and on the executive committee of the Richmond Management Round Table.

    In addition, Woltz serves as a member of the Virginia Business Council, and on the boards of the Thomas Jefferson Institute for Public Policy, the VCU School of Engineering and the Virginia Foundation for Community College Education. He also is an executive advisor to the Consortium of Information and Telecommunications Executives (CITE).

    Woltz earned a B.S. in mathematics with highest distinction from Hampden-Sydney College in 1971.

    Woltz and his wife, Pam, plan to remain in Richmond, where both of their adult children also reside.

    Organizational changes resulting from Woltz's retirement will be determined at a later date.

    Verizon Communications Inc. , headquartered in New York, is a global leader in delivering broadband and other wireless and wireline communications services to mass market, business, government and wholesale customers. Verizon Wireless operates America's most reliable wireless network, with more than 104 million total connections nationwide. Verizon also provides converged communications, information and entertainment services over America's most advanced fiber-optic network, and delivers seamless business solutions to customers around the world. A Dow 30 company, Verizon employs a diverse workforce of more than 196,000 and last year generated consolidated revenues of $106.6 billion. For more information, visit www.verizon.com.

    VERIZON'S ONLINE NEWS CENTER: Verizon news releases, executive speeches and biographies, media contacts, high-quality video and images, and other information are available at Verizon's News Center on the World Wide Web at www.verizon.com/news. To receive news releases by email, visit the News Center and register for customized automatic delivery of Verizon news releases.

    Verizon

    CONTACT: Harry Mitchell, +1-304-356-3404, harry.j.mitchell@verizon.com

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

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    Bloom Goes Mobile with Free iPhone(TM) ApplicationGuests Can Access Recipe Database, Weekly Specials, and Personalize Shopping

    SALISBURY, N.C., June 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Bloom guests can now access weekly specials, search recipes, manage shopping lists and find their nearest Bloom with just a touch of a few buttons on their iPhone(TM), iPad(TM) and iPod(TM) devices.

    "At Bloom, we look for opportunities to leverage technology to enhance our guests shopping experience," said Tammy DeBoer, Vice President of Bloom. "This new mobile application, from Mercatus, is user-friendly and makes it easy for our shoppers to connect with us and plan family meals."

    The new mobile application, developed in partnership with Mercatus Technologies, gives guests easy access to weekly specials with the capabilities to build and manage virtual shopping lists and view delicious recipes through the grocer's Taste Mapper system.

    "Our customized solutions are real-world proven to achieve the goals of visionary retailers like Bloom who want to carry their overall brand experience along with key services within an engaging mobile app," said Sylvain Perrier, COO of Mercatus USA Inc.

    Bloom's new free mobile app is just one of many new offerings the grocer is making to enhance shopping experiences for its guests. Bloom recently unveiled a greater selection of healthier foods at value prices and a gluten-free center filled with hundreds of items.

    Anyone can download the new free mobile application by visiting the iTunes(TM) library at http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/bloom/id440784223?mt=8.

    About Bloom

    Bloom is a subsidiary of Brussels-based Delhaize Group . It operates 49 stores in the Southeast Virginia and Washington, D.C. areas. For more information, visit shopbloom.com

    About Mercatus

    Mercatus enables retailers and advertisers to achieve competitive advantage, boost brand equity, and improve financial performance. Leveraging Mercatus Smart Shopping Technology on a cross-channel marketing level, retailers and advertisers achieve the ultimate one-to-one relationship with shoppers throughout their buying cycle -- from intent to influence to purchase. See the bigger picture at http://mercatustechnologies.com/

    Bloom

    CONTACT: Benny L. Smith, +1-704-310-4077, blsmith@foodlion.com

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




    Euro RSCG Tonic Releases "Mobile Strategies for Health and Wellness"White Paper Shows Immense Opportunities for Marketers

    NEW YORK, June 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Euro RSCG Tonic announced today the release of "Mobile Strategies for Health and Wellness," the latest in the agency's series of thought leadership content designed to assist health and wellness brand marketers reach consumers through high-impact creative and innovative channels. The white paper shows how the best practices in mobile marketing today can and should be applied to the growing marketplace of products designed to reach health-conscious consumers.

    "All marketers, regardless of industry, need to be where their consumers are - and consumers are on their phones accessing content, texting, emailing, and browsing the Web," said Sarita Bhatt, Managing Director of Integrated Strategy and Planning for Euro RSCG Tonic. "We've developed this guide based on leading industry research on mobile marketing and integrated Tonic's proprietary methodology to help brand marketers in the health and wellness space remain competitive and relevant."

    The white paper covers topics including mobile web sites, couponing, and apps among others. In addition, Euro RSCG Tonic has developed "Mobile Strategies for Health and Wellness" as a vehicle to inform marketers on the importance of mobile and how to deploy programs today. While FDA regulations are expected to be released later this year, "We think it's important that marketers begin planning how their brand will enter the space and start implementing mobile marketing strategies that comply with the advice of legal counsel and current regulations. No marketer can afford to wait while their competitors forge ahead."

    The white paper is currently available for download at: http://tonicblog.eurorscg.com/2011/tonics-latest-white-paper-is-out-mobile-health-wellness/

    About Euro RSCG Tonic

    Headquartered in New York, NY, Euro RSCG Tonic is part of Euro RSCG Worldwide, the largest unit of Havas, a global leader in communications. Tonic is the largest consumer health and wellness agency in North America, creating big ideas that drive brands, across any platform, with unrivaled success.

    About Euro RSCG Worldwide

    Euro RSCG Worldwide is a leading integrated marketing communications agency and was the first agency to be named Global Agency of the Year by both Advertising Age and Campaign in the same year. Euro RSCG is made up of 233 offices in 75 countries and provides advertising, marketing, corporate communications and digital and social media solutions to clients including Air France, Charles Schwab, Citigroup, Danone Group, IBM, Kraft Foods, Lacoste, L'Oreal, Merck, PSA Peugeot Citroen, Reckitt Benckiser, sanofi-aventis and Volvo. Euro RSCG Worldwide is the largest unit of Havas, a world leader in communications .

    Contact:
    Jared Kreiner
    Corporate Communications Manager
    Euro RSCG New York
    T +1 212.886.4269
    jared.kreiner@eurorscg.com

    Euro RSCG Tonic




    Acorn Energy to Host Investor Day to Spotlight US Seismic Systems Headquarters on Tuesday, July 12, 2011Focus on "game changing" technology for Oil and Gas Exploration Markets

    MONTCHANIN, Del., June 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Acorn Energy, Inc. today announced that the company will hold a "Spotlight on US Seismic Systems, Inc." Investor Day at the USSI headquarters in Chatsworth, California on, Tuesday, July 12, 2011. John Moore, Chairman & CEO of Acorn Energy and Jim Andersen, CEO of US Seismic Systems will host the event, which will include a lunch, presentations and a tour of the facility.

    The U.S. Department of Energy believes that the use of inexpensive permanent in-ground seismic or 4D sensors, like those developed by US Seismic Systems Inc (USSI) can help increase the extraction from our domestic oilfields by as much as 50%, thereby improving U.S. energy reserves and security. USSI's all-optical seismic sensor systems are designed to meet the demanding performance, cost and reliability requirements of permanent 4D oilfield monitoring. The systems are designed to replace the legacy magnet and coil geophone sensors used for oilfield exploration and production over the last 50 years.

    John A. Moore, Chairman of the Board and CEO of Acorn Energy, said, "USSI is applying modern technology to the existing aging energy infrastructure to achieve substantial increases in productivity and efficiency in oil recovery. In addition, USSI is finding additional traction in defense markets which require the greater reliability and sophistication in monitoring underground movement which the USSI 4G seismic systems can provide."

    Event:

    Spotlight on US Seismic Systems Investor Day

    Date:

    Tuesday, July 12, 2011

    Time:

    11:00am to 5:00pm

    Location:

    US Seismic Systems, Inc.

    9601 Variel Avenue

    Chatsworth, CA 91311

    Register today with:

    sbegolly@acornenergy.com

    For further information, please contact:

    John Moore, Chairman & CEO of Acorn Energy

    302-656-1707

    jmoore@acornenergy.com

    About US Seismic Systems Inc.

    US Seismic Systems Inc. ("USSI"), formerly US Sensor Systems Inc., designs, integrates, manufactures, and sells fiber optic sensing systems and solutions for the Energy and Defense markets. USSI utilizes all-optical fiber sensing technology for its state-of-the-art sensors. USSI's proprietary optical fiber and electronics combine to form the sensor system. It is designed to replace the legacy electronic-based sensor systems at a lower cost and with improved performance and reliability. USSI's new fiber optic geophone was recently awarded the coveted the 2010 Oil & Gas Industry Innovation of the Year Award by Frost & Sullivan, the world leader in technology, market, customer, and economic research. For more information visit the USSI website at: www.ussensorsystems.com.

    About Acorn Energy, Inc.

    Acorn Energy, Inc. is a holding company focused on technology driven solutions for energy infrastructure asset management. Our four businesses in which we have controlling interests, improve the world's energy infrastructure by making it cleaner and less expensive to operate air pollution systems for coal and gas-fired power plants (CoaLogix), more secure by providing security solutions for underwater energy infrastructure (DSIT), more reliable by providing condition monitoring instruments for critical assets on the electric grid (GridSense) and more productive and efficient by increasing oil and gas production while lowering costs through use of ultra-high sensitive seismic tools for more precise pinpointing of oil and gas reservoirs (USSI). For more information visit www.acornenergy.com.

    Safe Harbor Statement

    This press release includes forward-looking statements, which are subject to risks and uncertainties. There is no assurance that CoaLogix, DSIT, US Sensor Systems or GridSense will continue to grow their respective businesses. A complete discussion of the risks and uncertainties which may affect Acorn Energy's business generally is included in "Risk Factors" in the Company's most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K as filed by the Company with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

    Investor Contact:
    Paul G. Henning
    Cameron Associates
    (212) 554-5462
    Paul@cameronassoc.com

    Acorn Energy, Inc.

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




    Northrop Grumman Highlights Whole Life Maintenance Support and Airborne Surveillance Capabilities at RAF Waddington International Air Show

    LONDON, June 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --

    Northrop Grumman Corporation is one of the principal industry sponsors at the Waddington International Air Show in Lincoln, where it will highlight a range of its global security capabilities including whole life maintenance support, unmanned aircraft systems for airborne surveillance and defence electronics.

    More than 130,000 visitors are expected at the two-day show being held at Royal Air Force (RAF) Waddington on Saturday 2nd July and Sunday 3rd July. The aim of the show is to raise public awareness and understanding of the RAF and its role today. All proceeds are donated to RAF and local charities.

    The Northrop Grumman exhibit stand at the air show is located in Hangar 4.

    "Northrop Grumman has been delivering the Whole Life Support Programme (WLSP) for the Sentry E-3D Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) fleet based at RAF Waddington since 2005 and we will continue to do so under our current contract until 2025," said Tom Vice, corporate vice president and president of Northrop Grumman Technical Services. "We are extremely proud of our long partnership with RAF Waddington, the Royal Air Force's home of airborne surveillance and reconnaissance, and of the contribution we make to front-line operations."

    Northrop Grumman is the design organization for the E-3D Sentry fleet providing long-term UK-based technical support to the programme through the Joint Sentry Support Team consisting of nearly 200 personnel located at RAF Waddington. Working in partnership with the Sentry Integrated Project Team, the Northrop Grumman team provides the complete range of through-life services, including capability sustainment modernisation needed to support the Sentry E-3D AWACS aircraft through to its 2025 out-of-service date. Northrop Grumman also provides the radar and in-service support for the radar. Members of Northrop Grumman's Joint Sentry Support Team include BAE Systems and AAR.

    "The E-3D Sentry WLSP is one of Northrop Grumman's largest single programmes in the UK and Waddington plays a significant part in our UK business operations," said Sir Nigel Essenhigh, chairman Northrop Grumman UK. "We look forward to opportunities to build on the success of the strong partnering relationship that we have developed with the Sentry Project Team and to continue to deliver best value for money for this strategically important capability."

    In addition to the E-3D Sentry WLSP the Northrop Grumman exhibit will highlight its leading capabilities in unmanned aircraft including the Global Hawk high altitude, long-endurance unmanned aircraft system (UAS), the Broad Area Maritime Surveillance UAS and the Long Endurance Multi-Intelligence Vehicle (LEMV). Northrop Grumman is developing up to three LEMV systems for the U.S. Army. This system is designed to be optionally manned, providing the flexibility to operate with or without a crew onboard, and sustain altitudes of 20,000 feet for a three-week period to provide persistent intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capability. The company is also developing additional capabilities in the Lighter-Than-Air market to support heavy lift and other multi-mission sets.

    Northrop Grumman will also highlight its role in the F-35 programme. The company is a principal subcontractor on the Lockheed Martin-led F-35 industry team and is responsible for designing and producing the centre fuselage for all three variants of the F-35. The company also designed and produces the aircraft's radar and other key avionics including electro-optical and communications subsystems; develops mission systems and mission-planning software; leads the team's development of pilot and maintenance training system courseware; and manages the team's use, support and maintenance of low-observable technologies.

    Northrop Grumman's infra-red countermeasures (IRCM) systems are installed or scheduled for installation on several hundred military aircraft to protect approximately 50 different types of large fixed-wing transports and rotary-wing platforms, including a variety of UK aircraft, from infrared missile attacks. The system functions by automatically detecting a missile launch, determining if it is a threat and activating a high-intensity laser-based countermeasure system to track and defeat the missile.

    The company has a well-established presence in the UK and operates from locations at London, Fareham, Chester, Coventry, Hendon, New Malden, Peterborough, RAF Waddington and Solihull, providing avionics, communications, electronic warfare systems, marine navigation systems, unmanned ground vehicles, C4ISR solutions and mission planning, cybersecurity, IT systems and software development.

    Northrop Grumman is a leading global security company providing innovative systems, products and solutions in aerospace, electronics, information systems, and technical services to government and commercial customers worldwide. Please visit http://www.northropgrumman.com for more information.

    Northrop Grumman Corporation

    CONTACT: Ken Beedle of Northrop Grumman Corporation, +44-207-747-1910,
    +44-7787-174092, Ken.beedle@euro.ngc.com




    Alcatel-Lucent Innovation Delivers a Faster, Smarter and Greener Network ExperienceFP3 Network Processor First to Support 400Gigabits-per-second Data Speeds; no Compromise on Service Quality

    PARIS, June 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --

    Alcatel-Lucent today announced a new network processor that delivers a fourfold increase in performance over the fastest Internet Protocol (IP) networks available today. By supporting 400 Gigabits-per-second (G) transmission speeds, the FP3 processor opens up new possibilities for bandwidth-intensive services, applications and content, while cutting power consumption by up to 50 percent. The FP3 processor is being demonstrated today and will be commercially available in Alcatel-Lucent's service router portfolio in 2012.

    The first of a new generation of IP routing technology, the FP3 processor is designed to address tomorrow's demand for ultra-high performance public and private IP networks. For example, a single FP3 processor could handle 70,000 simultaneous High Definition video streams or 8.4 million simultaneous retail cloud sessions.

    "Alcatel-Lucent brings a wealth of experience and technical skill to the challenge of putting the next generation of silicon into their service routers," said Simon Stanley, Founder and Principal Consultant of Earlswood Marketing Limited. "The same engineers have moved through 10G to 100G and now to 400G. The result is a chipset which delivers the versatility of a programmable network processor and a massive increase in speed, without compromising on deep touch services."

    Alcatel-Lucent is the first company to develop 400G technology for IP networks, helping to accelerate the adoption of 100 Gigabit Ethernet (GE), which was standardized in 2010, while providing a clear path for higher speeds in future. According to a recent forecast by Dell'Oro Group, 100GE port shipments from 2010 through 2015 are predicted to grow in excess of 200 percent annually.

    Basil Alwan, president of Alcatel-Lucent's IP Division, said: "This technology puts us a generation ahead of today''s fastest IP core routers. And, it''s not just moving bits, but generating revenue and creating value for service providers and their business, residential and mobile customers. By making networks faster, smarter and more environmentally sustainable, Alcatel-Lucent is enabling the continuous innovation of consumer and business devices, content and applications that increasingly depend on service provider networks."

    "Alcatel-Lucent is showing its technology roots, recently with lightRadio(TM) for the wireless market and now with the FP3 400G network processor for IP routing," stated Michael Howard, Co-founder and Principal Analyst Carrier and Data Center Networks, Infonetics Research. "I'm impressed that any company could develop such a high capacity network processor, solving 400G in the electrical domain before the industry solves 400G for lightwaves. This 400G chipset is a generational advance that will improve router 100GE density/cost and will attract the eye of service providers."

    Alcatel-Lucent has also taken an industry leadership role by driving an "ecosystem" of semiconductor partners including Samsung Semiconductor, NetLogic Microsystems, Micron, GSI Technology, Cypress and Broadcom to deliver complementary components that support the transition to ultra-fast, low power networks with deterministic performance.

    FP3 - Technical Capabilities

    - Industry's first 400G network processor - Supports IP routing with full range of business, residential and mobile edge services - Accelerates time to market for high-density 100G line card designs - Highly integrated design reduces overall memory requirements - Granular power management in 10G increments reduces overall power consumption by up to 50 percent per bit - Leverages existing 40nanometer manufacturing process to reduce risk - FP-3 based line cards for the 7750 SR will be commercially available in 2-port 100GE, 6-port 40GE, and 20-port 10GE configurations in 2012

    FP3 and the High Leverage Network

    Alcatel-Lucent's vision of the High Leverage Network(TM) [ www2.alcatel-lucent.com/hln] (HLN) is focused on addressing the exploding demand for broadband capacity and services, making it easier for service providers able to capitalize on the new demands of an always-on world.

    The FP3 network processor plays an important role in this vision, enabling service providers to increase capacity, reduce costs and develop new revenue opportunities. The fourfold increase in performance, with no compromise on service quality will allow service providers to use their networks to deliver new broadband services, content and applications with improved reliability, more sustainably. The FP3 processor will be at the heart of Alcatel-Lucent's high-performance IP service routing portfolio, from metro to edge to the core of the HLN architecture.

    FP3 and the 400G Ecosystem

    In order to deliver a fourfold improvement in speed, reduce power consumption and avoid compromising on service scale and quality, the FP3 processor requires predictable or deterministic access to memory at unprecedented speeds.

    In addition to developing its own technology solutions, Alcatel-Lucent is driving semiconductor industry leaders including Samsung Semiconductor, NetLogic Microsystems, Micron, GSI Technology, Cypress, Broadcom and others to push the envelope of innovation on high-speed DDR (double data rate), RLDRAM (Reduced-latency Dynamic random access memory), CAM (Content Addressable memory) and QDR (Quad Data Rate) memory and memory access, enabling the industry to accelerate adoption of 100G speeds and beyond.

    Partner quotes

    "To achieve this amazing speed, the standard 40nm libraries needed to improve. Working side-by-side with Alcatel-Lucent's development team, Broadcom created over 100 custom 40nm libraries to meet Alcatel-Lucent's cutting-edge design specifications", said Asad Khamisy, Broadcom Vice President of Engineering. "Our Premier Custom IC Program is ideal for Alcatel-Lucent's incredibly talented engineering team to shatter performance barriers and create a unique, highly differentiated product."

    ""As the IP and market leader in SRAMs, Cypress is excited to contribute to the ground-breaking 400Gb/s FP3 network processor from Alcatel-Lucent,"" said Dana Nazarian, executive vice president of Cypress''s Memory Products Division. ""This industry-first product is an excellent example of companies investing collaboratively over multiple years to advance the state-of-the-art in networking. The industry-standard QDR SRAM, defined in the QDR consortium, and available from multiple vendors, remains the critical memory technology for next-generation systems with huge throughput requirements."

    "Our work with Alcatel-Lucent processor architects and designers is paying great dividends," says Lee-Lean Shu, President and CEO of GSI Technology. "When we started on FP2-based projects we didn't know how far this could go. Now, with our SigmaQuad-IIIe teamed with the FP3, we can see even greater things on the horizon."

    "Close partnerships are essential to the process of developing truly breakthrough systems," said Brian Shirley, Vice President of Micron's DRAM Solutions Group. "This is particularly true in the networking space, where every component is pushed to the edge, and every picosecond is critical. Alcatel Lucent has maintained leadership in high-performance networking by successfully establishing these critical alliances, enabling ideas to move to market in faster cycles. Micron is proud to be Alcatel Lucent''s partner in networking DRAM. The new 400GE processor highlights the power of Micron''s new RLDRAM(R) 3 memory technology and the benefits of tight collaboration in delivering such a stunning new performance mark to the industry."

    "We congratulate the Alcatel-Lucent team on the achievement of the industry's first 400G network processor, and we are pleased to continue our-long standing collaboration on multiple generations of products,"" said Ron Jankov, president and CEO at NetLogic Microsystems. ""The close working relationship between our engineering teams has enabled both companies to further innovate and optimize our respective silicon for higher performance, seamless interconnectivity and lower power consumption."

    About Alcatel-Lucent's Service Routing Portfolio

    At its introduction in 2003, the Alcatel-Lucent 7750 Service Router [http://www.alcatel-lucent.com/wps/portal/!ut/p/kcxml/04_Sj9SPykssy0xPLMnMz0vM0Y_QjzKLd4w3dnTRL8h2VAQADYR9IA!!?LMSG_CABINET=Solution_Product_Catalog&LMSG_CONTENT_FILE=Products/Product_Detail_000426.xml&LMSG_PARENT=Product_Families/Product_Family_000143.xml& ] (SR) set a new benchmark in the industry with 10G network processing and 20G per slot performance. Since then, the platform has evolved through new generations of silicon and line cards, providing outstanding investment protection for its customers. With the FP3 network processor, the Alcatel-Lucent 7750 SR again raises the industry benchmark with 400G network processing and 200G per slot performance. More than 100,000 Service Routing systems are in use at more than 400 service providers in over 100 countries.

    In 2010 Alcatel-Lucent's IP Division reported revenues of EUR1.46Bn, representing 24 percent growth compared to 2009.

    To learn more about this innovation:

    Join the Alcatel-Lucent webcast June 28, 10am EST at:

    http://phx.corporate-ir.net/phoenix.zhtml?p=irol-eventDetails&c=234389&eventID=4136614

    Or, visit the Alcatel-Lucent FP3 website at: http://www.alcatel-lucent.com/fp3

    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: Alcatel-Lucent Press Contacts:
    SIMON POULTER, simon.poulter@alcatel-lucent.com,
    T:+33 1 30 77 30 38; SARAH MILLER, sarah.miller@alcatel-lucent.com, T : +1
    613 784 4563;
    WENDY ZAJACK, wendy.zajack@alcatel-lucent.com, T : +1 703 943 6298;
    ALCATEL-LUCENT INVESTOR RELATIONS,
    FRANK MACCARY, frank.maccary@alcatel-lucent.com, T : + 33 (0)1 40 76 12 11;
    DON SWEENEY, don.sweeney@alcatel-lucent.com, T : +1 908 582 6153;
    TOM BEVILACQUA, thomas.bevilacqua@alcatel-lucent.com,
    T : +1 908-582 7998




    Alcatel-Lucent Innovation Delivers a Faster, Smarter and Greener Network Experience

    PARIS, June 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --

    - FP3 network processor first to support 400 Gigabits-per-second data speeds; no compromise on service quality

    Alcatel-Lucent today announced a new network processor that delivers a fourfold increase in performance over the fastest Internet Protocol (IP) networks available today. By supporting 400 Gigabits-per-second (G) transmission speeds, the FP3 processor opens up new possibilities for bandwidth-intensive services, applications and content, while cutting power consumption by up to 50 percent. The FP3 processor is being demonstrated today and will be commercially available in Alcatel-Lucent's service router portfolio in 2012.

    The first of a new generation of IP routing technology, the FP3 processor is designed to address tomorrow's demand for ultra-high performance public and private IP networks. For example, a single FP3 processor could handle 70,000 simultaneous High Definition video streams or 8.4 million simultaneous retail cloud sessions.

    "Alcatel-Lucent brings a wealth of experience and technical skill to the challenge of putting the next generation of silicon into their service routers," said Simon Stanley, Founder and Principal Consultant of Earlswood Marketing Limited. "The same engineers have moved through 10G to 100G and now to 400G. The result is a chipset which delivers the versatility of a programmable network processor and a massive increase in speed, without compromising on deep touch services."

    Alcatel-Lucent is the first company to develop 400G technology for IP networks, helping to accelerate the adoption of 100 Gigabit Ethernet (GE), which was standardized in 2010, while providing a clear path for higher speeds in future. According to a recent forecast by Dell'Oro Group, 100GE port shipments from 2010 through 2015 are predicted to grow in excess of 200 percent annually.

    Basil Alwan, president of Alcatel-Lucent's IP Division, said: "This technology puts us a generation ahead of today''s fastest IP core routers. And, it''s not just moving bits, but generating revenue and creating value for service providers and their business, residential and mobile customers. By making networks faster, smarter and more environmentally sustainable, Alcatel-Lucent is enabling the continuous innovation of consumer and business devices, content and applications that increasingly depend on service provider networks."

    "Alcatel-Lucent is showing its technology roots, recently with lightRadio(TM) for the wireless market and now with the FP3 400G network processor for IP routing," stated Michael Howard, Co-founder and Principal Analyst Carrier and Data Center Networks, Infonetics Research. "I'm impressed that any company could develop such a high capacity network processor, solving 400G in the electrical domain before the industry solves 400G for lightwaves. This 400G chipset is a generational advance that will improve router 100GE density/cost and will attract the eye of service providers."

    Alcatel-Lucent has also taken an industry leadership role by driving an "ecosystem" of semiconductor partners including Samsung Semiconductor, NetLogic Microsystems, Micron, GSI Technology, Cypress and Broadcom to deliver complementary components that support the transition to ultra-fast, low power networks with deterministic performance.

    FP3 - Technical Capabilities

    - Industry's first 400G network processor - Supports IP routing with full range of business, residential and mobile edge services - Accelerates time to market for high-density 100G line card designs - Highly integrated design reduces overall memory requirements - Granular power management in 10G increments reduces overall power consumption by up to 50 percent per bit - Leverages existing 40nanometer manufacturing process to reduce risk - FP-3 based line cards for the 7750 SR will be commercially available in 2-port 100GE, 6-port 40GE, and 20-port 10GE configurations in 2012

    FP3 and the High Leverage Network

    Alcatel-Lucent's vision of the High Leverage Network(TM) [ www2.alcatel-lucent.com/hln] (HLN) is focused on addressing the exploding demand for broadband capacity and services, making it easier for service providers able to capitalize on the new demands of an always-on world.

    The FP3 network processor plays an important role in this vision, enabling service providers to increase capacity, reduce costs and develop new revenue opportunities. The fourfold increase in performance, with no compromise on service quality will allow service providers to use their networks to deliver new broadband services, content and applications with improved reliability, more sustainably. The FP3 processor will be at the heart of Alcatel-Lucent's high-performance IP service routing portfolio, from metro to edge to the core of the HLN architecture.

    FP3 and the 400G Ecosystem

    In order to deliver a fourfold improvement in speed, reduce power consumption and avoid compromising on service scale and quality, the FP3 processor requires predictable or deterministic access to memory at unprecedented speeds.

    In addition to developing its own technology solutions, Alcatel-Lucent is driving semiconductor industry leaders including Samsung Semiconductor, NetLogic Microsystems, Micron, GSI Technology, Cypress, Broadcom and others to push the envelope of innovation on high-speed DDR (double data rate), RLDRAM (Reduced-latency Dynamic random access memory), CAM (Content Addressable memory) and QDR (Quad Data Rate) memory and memory access, enabling the industry to accelerate adoption of 100G speeds and beyond.

    Partner quotes

    "To achieve this amazing speed, the standard 40nm libraries needed to improve. Working side-by-side with Alcatel-Lucent's development team, Broadcom created over 100 custom 40nm libraries to meet Alcatel-Lucent's cutting-edge design specifications", said Asad Khamisy, Broadcom Vice President of Engineering. "Our Premier Custom IC Program is ideal for Alcatel-Lucent's incredibly talented engineering team to shatter performance barriers and create a unique, highly differentiated product."

    ""As the IP and market leader in SRAMs, Cypress is excited to contribute to the ground-breaking 400Gb/s FP3 network processor from Alcatel-Lucent,"" said Dana Nazarian, executive vice president of Cypress''s Memory Products Division. ""This industry-first product is an excellent example of companies investing collaboratively over multiple years to advance the state-of-the-art in networking. The industry-standard QDR SRAM, defined in the QDR consortium, and available from multiple vendors, remains the critical memory technology for next-generation systems with huge throughput requirements."

    "Our work with Alcatel-Lucent processor architects and designers is paying great dividends," says Lee-Lean Shu, President and CEO of GSI Technology. "When we started on FP2-based projects we didn't know how far this could go. Now, with our SigmaQuad-IIIe teamed with the FP3, we can see even greater things on the horizon."

    "Close partnerships are essential to the process of developing truly breakthrough systems," said Brian Shirley, Vice President of Micron's DRAM Solutions Group. "This is particularly true in the networking space, where every component is pushed to the edge, and every picosecond is critical. Alcatel Lucent has maintained leadership in high-performance networking by successfully establishing these critical alliances, enabling ideas to move to market in faster cycles. Micron is proud to be Alcatel Lucent''s partner in networking DRAM. The new 400GE processor highlights the power of Micron''s new RLDRAM(R) 3 memory technology and the benefits of tight collaboration in delivering such a stunning new performance mark to the industry."

    "We congratulate the Alcatel-Lucent team on the achievement of the industry's first 400G network processor, and we are pleased to continue our-long standing collaboration on multiple generations of products,"" said Ron Jankov, president and CEO at NetLogic Microsystems. ""The close working relationship between our engineering teams has enabled both companies to further innovate and optimize our respective silicon for higher performance, seamless interconnectivity and lower power consumption."

    About Alcatel-Lucent's Service Routing Portfolio

    At its introduction in 2003, the Alcatel-Lucent 7750 Service Router [http://www.alcatel-lucent.com/wps/portal/!ut/p/kcxml/04_Sj9SPykssy0xPLMnMz0vM0Y_QjzKLd4w3dnTRL8h2VAQADYR9IA!!?LMSG_CABINET=Solution_Product_Catalog&LMSG_CONTENT_FILE=Products/Product_Detail_000426.xml&LMSG_PARENT=Product_Families/Product_Family_000143.xml& ] (SR) set a new benchmark in the industry with 10G network processing and 20G per slot performance. Since then, the platform has evolved through new generations of silicon and line cards, providing outstanding investment protection for its customers. With the FP3 network processor, the Alcatel-Lucent 7750 SR again raises the industry benchmark with 400G network processing and 200G per slot performance. More than 100,000 Service Routing systems are in use at more than 400 service providers in over 100 countries.

    In 2010 Alcatel-Lucent's IP Division reported revenues of EUR1.46Bn, representing 24 percent growth compared to 2009.

    To learn more about this innovation:

    Join the Alcatel-Lucent webcast June 28, 10am EST at:

    http://phx.corporate-ir.net/phoenix.zhtml?p=irol-eventDetails&c=234389&eventID=4136614

    Or, visit the Alcatel-Lucent FP3 website at: http://www.alcatel-lucent.com/fp3

    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: SIMON POULTER simon.poulter@alcatel-lucent.com,
    T:+33-1-30-77-30-38. SARAH MILLER sarah.miller@alcatel-lucent.com,
    T:+1-613-784-4563. WENDY ZAJACK wendy.zajack@alcatel-lucent.com
    T:+1-703-943-6298. ALCATEL-LUCENT INVESTOR RELATIONS: FRANK MACCARY
    frank.maccary@alcatel-lucent.com T: +33(0)1-40-76-12-11.

    DON SWEENEY don.sweeney@alcatel-lucent.com T : +1-908-582-6153

    TOM BEVILACQUA thomas.bevilacqua@alcatel-lucent.com T : +1908-582-7998




    RRsat Expands Sports Coverage Over North America With FIGHT NOW! TVRRsat Services on Galaxy-23 Satellite Provide FIGHT NOW! TV a Wide Viewing Audience

    RE'EM, Israel, June 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --

    RRsat Global Communications Network Ltd. , a leading provider of comprehensive content management and global distribution services to the television and radio broadcasting industries, announced the launch on May 24, 2011 of FIGHT NOW! TV, a 24-hour combat sports channel, in HD, on the Galaxy 23 satellite providing access to nearly 8,000 cable headends representing close to 90% of the American cable market. FIGHT NOW! TV is dedicated to mixed martial arts (MMA) as well as boxing, grappling and kickboxing.

    FIGHT NOW! TV joins more than 590 TV and radio channels delivered, managed or transmitted to multiplatform operators globally or directly to viewers at home via the RRsat Global Network. RRsat captures content quickly and economically at its source using the customer's choice of delivery media and formats. At launch, FIGHT NOW! TV used RRsat's RRstream technology to securely stream content from FIGHT NOW! TV in Toronto, Canada to RRsat's Hawley Teleport in Pennsylvania for national satellite distribution on the Galaxy 23 satellite. RRstream provides low-to-zero latency and maintains high content resolution supporting even HD satellite distribution and is often used to jumpstart a channel. Tapeless digital workflow options allow HD or 3D channels like FIGHT NOW! TV to launch immediately and cost effectively while maintaining the high resolution expected.

    "We appreciate the speed and quality of the service provided by RRsat," said Mr. Mike Garrow, General Manager and Co-Founder of FIGHT NOW! TV. "While we initially launched on Cablevision, with the wide audience being made available by RRsat on the Galaxy 23 satellite, we expect to expand very quickly to additional cable, satellite and telco operators so that fight fans across the country can have a 24/7 combat sports destination on their TVs."

    "We are proud to be adding FIGHT NOW! TV to the long list of sports channels that we deliver worldwide including 24/7 sports channels like Fox Sports and live HD and 3D sporting events such as the US Open, the PGA Championship and the 2010 NFL season for Asian and maritime viewing," said Mr. Yaniv Lior, Senior Director of US Sales and Operations, RRsat America. "With RRstream, we were able to launch cost-effectively and in record time. The Galaxy 23 satellite provides FIGHT NOW! TV with the potential for an extensive North American viewing audience."

    About RRsat Global Communications Network Ltd.

    RRsat Global Communications Network Ltd. provides global, comprehensive, content management and distribution services to the rapidly expanding television and radio broadcasting industries. Through its proprietary "RRsat Global Network," composed of satellite and terrestrial fiber optic transmission capacity and the public Internet, RRsat is able to offer high-quality and flexible global distribution services for content providers. RRsat's comprehensive content management services include producing and playing out TV content as well as providing satellite newsgathering services (SNG). RRsat concurrently provides these services to more than 590 television and radio channels, covering more than 150 countries. Visit the company's website http://www.RRsat.com for more information.

    About FIGHT NOW! TV

    FIGHT NOW! TV is the first 24-hour-a-day, seven-day-a-week combat sports channel bringing the best battles, fiercest fights and stunning knockouts to America. FIGHT NOW! TV caters to fight fans of every genre, giving them a front row seat to compelling coverage of MMA, boxing, wrestling/grappling, Muay Thai, kickboxing and other combat sports. FIGHT NOW! TV is the place for the best analysis, live and current events, documentaries and news coverage of the biggest PPV events and match-ups happenings around the globe.

    SafeHarbor Statement

    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, including statements regarding (i) the growth of our business and the television and radio broadcasting industries, (ii) our expectation to expand our client base and sell additional services to our existing client base, (iii) our ability to successfully integrate the teleports we acquired, (iv) our ability to develop and commercialize the RRinternetTV and RRstream services, (v) our expectation to extend the average length of our contracts in the future, (vi) our ability to develop, expand and commercialize our HD Platform, (vii) our ability to report future successes, (viii) our ability to expand our activity in the American market, and (ix) our intention to distribute dividends in the future and the size of any dividends declared. These forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties and are based on current expectations, assumptions, estimates and projections about the companies and the industry as of the date of this press release. The company undertakes no obligation to update forward-looking statements to reflect subsequent occurring events or circumstances, or to changes in its expectations, except as may be required by law. Forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially from those contemplated by the forward-looking statements, including the risks indicated in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). For more details, please refer to our SEC filings and the amendments thereto, including our Annual Report on Form 20-F for the year ended December 31, 2010 and our Current Reports on Form 6-K.

    The information in this press release concerning FIGHT NOW! TV has been provided to RRsat by FIGHT NOW! TV and has not been independently verified by RRsat. Information concerning the access of the channel to the US cable industry is based on publicly available information and has not been independently verified by RRsat.

    Company Contact Information: Dr. Beth Erez, Sr. Advisor Tel: +972-8-861-0000 Email: marketing@RRsat.com [info@rrsat.com ] External Investor Relations Contacts: Ehud Helft / Porat Saar Tel: +1-646-233-2161 rrsat@ccgisrael.com

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    Beam Global Spirits & Wine Selects Benefitfocus

    LAS VEGAS, and CHARLESTON, S.C., June 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Benefitfocus is pleased to announce that Beam Global Spirits & Wine has selected BENEFITFOCUS(R) HR InTouch for employee benefit enrollment, communication, education and wellness. The announcement was made at the SHRM 2011 Annual Conference & Exposition. A worldwide organization with more than 3,200 employees, Beam Global Spirits & Wine is the largest U.S.-based spirits company and is famous for such consumer-leading brands as Jim Beam(R) Bourbon, Canadian Club(R) Whisky, Sauza(R) Tequila and Maker's Mark(R) Bourbon.

    (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110602/CL12553LOGO )

    Before partnering with Benefitfocus, Beam was using a manual process to manage enrollment for a robust employee benefit package, including new hire enrollment, annual enrollment and life event changes. "We chose to partner with Benefitfocus to centralize our benefits management and integrate our enrollment and payroll systems because of their streamlined solution that provides user-friendly technology, which will be a tremendous time-saver for our employees," said Mike Charpentier, Vice President of Compensation & Benefits for Beam Global Spirits & Wine.

    With HR InTouch, Beam employees log into one online portal and enroll in their benefits, including medical, dental, vision, life, pharmacy, legal and long-term care. Employees will also have access to HR InTouch's wellness resources, HR Knowledgebase and a Video Library that contains more than 250 healthcare, benefit, HR and wellness topics. HR InTouch provides workflow management, a comprehensive reporting suite and employee communication tools allowing the focus to be on the employee, not on administration.

    "Beam is a company with a long, rich history. Their dedication to providing quality brands goes back several centuries," shared Shawn Jenkins, Benefitfocus President and CEO. "That dedication to quality also extends to their employee benefits package. We are pleased that HR InTouch will help simplify benefits management for Beam and provide employees with the kind of sophisticated, multi-media technology they are accustomed to using in other areas of their personal and professional lives."

    About Beam Global Spirits & Wine

    Beam Global Spirits & Wine, Inc. ("Beam Global") is one of the world's largest premium spirits companies, encompassing a portfolio of nearly 100 brands (including 10 of the world's top-100 premium spirits brands), more than a dozen global operating and commercial facilities and 3,200 employees worldwide. Consumers from all corners of the globe call for our brands, including Jim Beam(R) Bourbon, Sauza(R) Tequila, Canadian Club(R) Whisky, Courvoisier(R) Cognac, Teacher's(R) Scotch Whisky, Maker's Mark(R) Bourbon, Laphroaig(R) Scotch Whisky, Cruzan(R) Rum, Hornitos (TM) Tequila, EFFEN(R) Vodka, Larios(R) Gin, Whisky DYC(R), DeKuyper(R) Cordials, Knob Creek(R) Bourbon and Skinnygirl(R) Cocktails. Growth through innovation is a key strategy at Beam Global, with Red Stag by Jim Beam(R) Bourbon, Cruzan(R) 9 Rum, Maker's 46(TM) Bourbon and Courvoisier(R) 12 Cognac and Courvoisier(R) 21 Cognac all being launched as new products over the past two years. Beam Global is part of Fortune Brands, Inc. , a leading consumer brands company. For more information on Beam Global, its brands, and its commitment to social responsibility, visit www.beamglobal.com and www.drinksmart.com.

    About Benefitfocus

    Benefitfocus is the largest healthcare and voluntary benefits software provider in the U.S. with 13,583,613 consumers, 304,463 employers, 60,210 brokers and 3,391 carrier representatives live on the Benefitfocus Platform. Benefitfocus offers a single Web-based platform for benefit shopping, enrollment, management and industry-standard data exchange. Benefitfocus - All Your Benefits. One Place. www.benefitfocus.com.

    Benefitfocus.com, Inc.
    843.849.7476
    pr@benefitfocus.com

    Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110602/CL12553LOGO Benefitfocus

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




    The Internet UnlockedAlcatel-Lucent Opens the Door to a Faster, Smarter, and Greener Internet

    PARIS and MOUNTAIN VIEW, California, June 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --

    Alcatel-Lucent has unlocked the potential for radical new Internet applications and services with a technology hailed as the key to greater capacity, faster connections and reduced congestion on the web.

    Alcatel-Lucent has today unveiled a next-generation chip that will dramatically enhance the infrastructure needed to access rich new online services, from broadcast-quality high-definition video conferencing to applications in the business and professional world.

    The new 'FP3' chip will eliminate the bottlenecks preventing such services from taking off today, widening the Internet's digital highways while enabling dramatically higher data speeds and improving traffic flow. At the same time, the chip will lower the energy consumption of networks, requiring up to 50 percent less power than equivalent chips in use today.

    Ben Verwaayen, Alcatel-Lucent Chief Executive Officer, said: "This is the key to unlock a new world of online communications. It's easy to think the Internet of today does all it will ever be capable of, but we have scarcely scratched the surface of its potential. This chip creates tremendous potential, not just in terms of technology, but in terms of how people connect and interact with each other."

    Basil Alwan, President of Alcatel-Lucent's IP Division which developed the chip, added: "Alcatel-Lucent is broadening the possibilities, the value and the efficiency of what can be delivered over the Internet. We have taken a major step forward in the ability of service providers to deliver exciting and compelling applications for use by consumers and professionals alike."

    Major telecom operators, including BT, NTT and Verizon today welcomed Alcatel-Lucent's announcement and its potential to enable faster, smarter and greener networks and applications.

    Karl Penaluna, President of Global Networks and Computing Infrastructure at BT, said: "We see no end to our customers' insatiable demand for bandwidth, especially on our Ethernet platform. As cloud-based services emerge and rich multimedia services proliferate, this type of technology can help us provide the best quality of service at even higher speeds."

    Masato Minamisawa, Vice President of IP Technology in the Business Network Services Department of NTT Communications said: "We look forward to the new functions and increased performance of Alcatel-Lucent's FP3 silicon technology. This next generation network processor will enable rich, market leading service innovation at the network edge."

    Ihab Tarazi, Vice President Global Network Planning of Verizon, said: "Verizon continues to enhance the FiOS and wireless data broadband access capabilities for our customers and we have worked with Alcatel-Lucent to deploy next generation Ethernet and MPLS metro technology. In March of this year, Verizon led the industry with a 100G Ethernet field trial based on Alcatel-Lucent's service router technology with its 100G FP2 silicon engine. We are excited to work with Alcatel-Lucent and continue to push the industry in technological innovation to support the significant growth of access data traffic."

    Editor's notes

    Alcatel-Lucent's new FP3 processor tailors network capacity and performance to different needs, ensuring flawless broadband delivery of entertainment, business-to-business communications and digitized public services. The systems, operating at 400 Gigabits-per-second (G), will extend Alcatel-Lucent's current second-generation technology, which today delivers an industry-leading 100Gigabits-per-second.

    In addition to a fourfold performance improvement compared to the current industry benchmark, the FP3 processor is also designed to reduce the environmental impact of IP networks, consuming up to 50 percent less power and taking up 30 percent less space within a service provider's premises.

    The FP3 processor has been developed by Alcatel-Lucent's IP Division, which generated revenues of EUR1.46Bn in 2010, growing more than 24 percent from 2009.

    To learn more about this innovation:

    Join the Alcatel-Lucent webcast June 28, 10am EST at:

    http://phx.corporate-ir.net/phoenix.zhtml?p=irol-eventDetails&c=234389&eventID=4136614

    Or, visit the Alcatel-Lucent FP3 website at: http://www.alcatel-lucent.com/fp3

    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: Alcatel-Lucent Press Contacts
    SIMON POULTER, simon.poulter@alcatel-lucent.com , T:+33-1-30-77-30-38 ;
    SARAH MILLER, sarah.miller@alcatel-lucent.com , T : +1-613-784-4563 ;
    WENDY ZAJACK, wendy.zajack@alcatel-lucent.com , T : +1-703-943-6298 ;
    ALCATEL-LUCENT INVESTOR RELATIONS: FRANK MACCARY,
    frank.maccary@alcatel-lucent.com , T : + 33(0)1-40-76-12-11 ; DON SWEENEY,
    don.sweeney@alcatel-lucent.com , T : +1-908-582-6153 ; TOM BEVILACQUA ,
    thomas.bevilacqua@alcatel-lucent.com , T : +1-908-582-7998




    Microsoft Launches Office 365 GloballyWorld-class collaboration tools are now available for businesses large and small.

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    NEW YORK, June 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, at media events around the world, Microsoft Corp. announced the availability of Microsoft Office 365, the company's newest cloud service. Office 365 is now available in 40 markets, and it brings together Microsoft Office, Microsoft SharePoint Online, Microsoft Exchange Online and Microsoft Lync Online in an always-up-to-date cloud service, at a predictable monthly subscription.

    (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20000822/MSFTLOGO)

    The service was introduced in beta last year with enthusiastic response and, in a few months, more than 200,000 organizations signed up and began testing it. Businesses using Office 365 are already reporting impressive results and reducing IT costs by up to an estimated 50 percent while boosting productivity.

    Today, more than 20 service providers around the globe also shared plans to bring Office 365 to their customers this year. Bell Canada, Intuit Inc., NTT Communications Corp., Telefonica S.A., Telstra Corp. and Vodafone Group Plc, among others, will package and sell Office 365 with their own services for small and midsize businesses.

    "Great collaboration is critical to business growth, and because it's so important, we believe the best collaboration technology should be available to everyone," said Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer. "With a few clicks, Office 365 levels the playing field, giving small and midsize businesses powerful collaboration tools that have given big businesses an edge for years."

    A Game Changer for Businesses of All Sizes

    Office 365 is available in a wide range of service plans designed to meet the needs of businesses of all sizes, ranging from the largest to the smallest.

    With Office 365, people can stay on the "same page" using instant messaging and virtual meetings with people who are just down the hall or across the world. They can work on files and documents at the same time and share ideas as easily as they can share calendars. Office 365 gives people new ways to work together with ease, on virtually any device.

    Microsoft Office applications are at the heart of Office 365. Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, OneNote, Outlook and other Office applications connect to Microsoft Exchange, SharePoint and Lync to deliver a world-class solution for communication and collaboration.

    "When I saw Office 365, I knew this was the way businesses would work in the future," said Elia Wallen, owner of fast-growing temporary housing provider Travelers Haven. "With Office 365, I'm going to save $100,000 a year and cut 30 hours of work a day across my 35 employees, but most importantly, my team is going to be able to work together better -- no matter where they are."

    More stories from businesses that have tried Office 365 are available at http://www.microsoft.com/casestudies.

    Office 365 Partners

    Microsoft is building a massive partner ecosystem around Office 365, including systems integrators, software vendors, resellers and other partners. Today, that ecosystem is expanding as the company partners in new ways with market-leading service providers. These companies will package Office 365 with their own services -- from Web hosting and broadband to finance solutions and mobile services -- and bring those new offerings to millions of small and midsize businesses globally.

    "Our partners represent some of the best-known, most-trusted brands in their local markets," said Kurt DelBene, president, Microsoft Office Division. "Our customers will be able to rest easy knowing their cloud services are backed by Microsoft and some of the greatest service providers in the world."

    A list of Office 365 service provider partners is available here.

    About Office 365

    Office 365 offers a range of service plans for a predictable monthly price from $2 to $27 per user per month. With Office 365 for small businesses, customers can be up and running with Office Web Apps, Microsoft Exchange Online, Microsoft SharePoint Online, Microsoft Lync Online and an external website in minutes, for $6 (U.S.) per user, per month. These tools put enterprise-grade email, shared documents, instant messaging, video and Web conferencing, portals, and more at everyone's fingertips.

    Office 365 for enterprises has an array of choices, from simple email to comprehensive suites to meet the needs of midsize and large businesses, as well as government organizations. Customers can now get Microsoft Office Professional Plus on a pay-as-you-go basis with cloud-based versions of the industry's leading business communications and collaboration services. Each of these plans comes with the advanced IT controls, innovative security technologies, 24/7 IT support and reliability customers expect from Microsoft.

    Availability

    Office 365 for small businesses and Office 365 for enterprises are available now. Businesses can try Office 365 for free for 30 days by signing up at http://www.office365.com or from their local Microsoft partner. Follow Office 365 on Twitter (@Office365), Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/office365) and the Office 365 blog at http://community.office365.com for the latest information.

    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, Waggener Edstrom Worldwide, +1-503-443-7070,
    rrt@waggeneredstrom.com, for Microsoft Corp.

    Web site: http://www.microsoft.com/
    http://www.office365.com/




    CIBER Creates New Sales Efficiencies for Peterson Manufacturing With New Microsoft Dynamics CRM Deployment

    GRANDVIEW, Mo., June 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- CIBER, Inc. announced the recent implementation of a "Quick Start" Microsoft Dynamics CRM (Customer Relations Management) implementation for Peterson Manufacturing Company. This project included the implementation of Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online, which enables the company to manage sales processes, track call reports, have visibility of sales team activity and streamline expense reporting and approval processes--all within one system.

    (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20010927/CBRLOGO)

    Peterson Manufacturing Company, located in Missouri, is a world-leading innovator in the production of a complete line of vehicle safety lighting, mirrors, reflectors, antennas and related products. It was the first U.S. vehicle safety lighting manufacturer to obtain ISO (International Organization for Standardization) 9001/QS-9000 certification for its products (an international quality management system standard).

    Peterson's manual system for tracking sales calls, call reports and reconciling expense reports was labor intensive and slow. The company looked to CIBER to provide a more efficient system to streamline their processes and to make their sales staff more productive and effective in the field and at the office.

    "This project will allow us to improve our current processes and provide a reliable business tool for our sales group to share field intelligence across the company," said Rick Stephens, corporate director of IT. He adds, "We chose CIBER to implement Microsoft Dynamics CRM because of their experience with system integration and knowledge of enterprise systems to create efficiencies where they didn't exist before."

    Dale Rinke, senior director of CIBER's business consulting practices, said, "Our implementation of the Microsoft Dynamics CRM solution at Peterson represents a new level of service and efficiency that CIBER can offer to those customers who are looking to streamline their sales processes and gain insight into sales activity for their organization."

    CIBER recently achieved the Gold competency for CRM in the Microsoft Partner Network.

    About CIBER, Inc.

    CIBER, Inc. is a global information technology consulting, services and outsourcing company applying practical innovation through services and solutions that deliver tangible results for both commercial and government clients. Services include application development and management, ERP implementation, change management, project management, systems integration, infrastructure management and end-user computing, as well as strategic business and technology consulting. Founded in 1974 and headquartered in Greenwood Village, Colorado, CIBER has more than 8,500 employees and operates in 19 countries, serving clients in North America, Europe and Asia/Pacific. Annual revenue in 2010 was $1.1 billion. CIBER trades on the New York Stock exchange , and is included in the Russell 2000 Index and the S&P Small Cap 600 Index. For more information, visit www.ciber.com.

    Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20010927/CBRLOGO
    PRN Photo Desk, photodesk@prnewswire.com CIBER, Inc.

    CONTACT: Jon Lentz, Media Relations of CIBER, Inc., +1-303-220-0100,
    jlentz@ciber.com

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




    The Dallas Morning News Introduces Android ApplicationExpands Digital Initiatives' Portfolio, Increases Access To Online News

    DALLAS, June 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Dallas Morning News today announced the introduction of its new application for Android smartphones and 7-inch tablets - expanding its portfolio of apps and bolstering The News' ability to deliver high-quality local content to diverse audiences and innovative solutions to advertisers. The application can be downloaded through the Android Market.

    The addition of the Android app - along with The News' previously released iPhone and iPad versions - drives The News' growing audience as it continues to expand into the emerging digital marketplace.

    "Our audience is consuming more and more content on mobile devices," publisher and chief executive officer Jim Moroney said. "Now that we're offering an Android app, more users can access what we publish whenever they want, wherever they're located; we offer more choices and more ways to digitally distribute our news and information."

    Key features on all of The News' apps include offline reading; ability to save and share articles via email and social networks; photo galleries and videos; horizontal and vertical reading; simple search and much more.

    Print subscribers of The Dallas Morning News will enjoy full access to digital platforms, including the new Android app, for the all-inclusive price of $33.95 per month. Other readers may subscribe to specific digital devices/smartphones that best suit their needs. The comprehensive digital bundle, which includes the eEdition of The News, dallasnews.com, as well as iPad, iPhone and Android apps, is available for $16.95 per month.

    Advertisers have the ability to reach The News' digital audiences through dynamic advertising approaches using media-rich technology designed to capture attention and engage users.

    "We're able to provide our advertisers access to these digital audiences by embracing mobile devices and expanding our reach into this growing market," said John McKeon, president and general manager. "We have over a hundred and twenty-five years of experience in North Texas and a trusted reputation throughout the region. No other media provider can offer that much authority and knowledge to help their advertisers connect with Dallas-Fort Worth's diverse audience, regardless of whether it's print or digital."

    About The Dallas Morning News

    Established in 1885, The Dallas Morning News (dallasnews.com) is Texas' leading newspaper. Its portfolio of print and online products reaches an average daily audience of more than 1.1 million. The newspaper has received nine Pulitzer Prizes since 1986, as well as numerous other industry awards recognizing the quality of its investigative and feature journalism, design and photojournalism. In 2010, The News received the Pulitzer Prize for an editorial series highlighting the economic disparity between the northern half and southern half of Dallas. In 2003, the paper launched the leading Spanish-language daily in North Texas, Al Dia; the standard-setting free entertainment tabloid, Quick; and the nation's first editorial blog. In 2008, the paper launched the free, home-delivered quick-read, Briefing. The Dallas Morning News is the flagship newspaper subsidiary of A. H. Belo Corporation.

    About A. H. Belo Corporation

    A. H. Belo Corporation , headquartered in Dallas, Texas, is a distinguished newspaper publishing and local news and information company that owns and operates four daily newspapers and a diverse group of websites. A. H. Belo publishes The Dallas Morning News, Texas' leading newspaper and winner of nine Pulitzer Prizes; The Providence Journal, the oldest continuously-published daily newspaper in the U.S. and winner of four Pulitzer Prizes; The Press-Enterprise (Riverside, CA), serving the Inland Southern California region and winner of one Pulitzer Prize; and the Denton Record-Chronicle. The Company publishes various niche publications targeting specific audiences, and its partnerships and/or investments include the Yahoo! Newspaper Consortium and Classified Ventures, owner of cars.com. A. H. Belo also owns and operates commercial printing, distribution and direct mail service businesses. Additional information is available at www.ahbelo.com or by contacting David A. Gross, vice president/Investor Relations and Strategic Analysis, at 214-977-4810.

    Statements in this communication concerning A. H. Belo Corporation's (the "Company's") business outlook or future economic performance, anticipated profitability, revenues, expenses, dividends, capital expenditures, investments, impairments, pension plan contributions, real estate sales, future financings, and other financial and non-financial items that are not historical facts, are "forward-looking statements" as the term is defined under applicable federal securities laws. Forward-looking statements are subject to risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those statements.

    Such risks, uncertainties and factors include, but are not limited to, changes in capital market conditions and prospects, and other factors such as changes in advertising demand and newsprint prices; newspaper circulation trends and other circulation matters, including changes in readership methods, patterns and demography, and audits and related actions by the Audit Bureau of Circulations; challenges implementing increased subscription pricing and new pricing structures; challenges in achieving expense reduction goals, and on schedule, and the resulting potential effects on operations; technological changes; development of Internet commerce; industry cycles; changes in pricing or other actions by existing and new competitors and suppliers; labor relations; regulatory, tax and legal changes; adoption of new accounting standards or changes in existing accounting standards by the Financial Accounting Standards Board or other accounting standard-setting bodies or authorities; the effects of Company acquisitions, dispositions, co-owned ventures, and investments; pension plan matters; general economic conditions and changes in interest rates; significant armed conflict; and other factors beyond our control, as well as other risks described in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2010, and other public disclosures and filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

    The Dallas Morning News

    CONTACT: Stephanie Hoefken, +1-214-891-7693,
    stephanie_hoefken@richards.com, for The Dallas Morning News

    Web site: http://www.dallasnews.com/
    http://www.ahbelo.com/




    AT&T Supports Military Men and Women During 2011 AT&T National Through Donation of Ten Thousand Prepaid Calling CardsPhiladelphia-Area Nonprofit Organizations Also Benefit from Independence Day Weekend Tournament

    DALLAS, June 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- As hundreds of thousands of fans and the world's best golfers flock to the 2011 AT&T National at Aronimink Golf Club in Newtown Square, Pa., AT&T* will honor members of the military by providing prepaid calling cards to men and women serving abroad. In addition, as title sponsor of this tournament for a fifth consecutive year, AT&T has planned a variety of activities for guests to enjoy while helping to raise funds for local nonprofit organizations.

    During the 2011 AT&T National - which runs Tuesday, June 28, through Sunday, July 3 - AT&T will contribute 10,000 prepaid calling cards to help keep military personnel connected to loved ones at home. The AT&T National will once again have the Military Care Package Tent, located at the main entrance, where golfers and fans will help assemble care packages that will be shipped to military serving our country around the world and sign messages of thanks on the We Salute our Heroes tribute wall. At the conclusion of the tournament, sections of the tribute wall will be delivered and displayed in military locations in Philadelphia and Washington, D.C.

    The 2011 AT&T National will also raise funds and awareness for two Philadelphia-area charities - The Boys and Girls Clubs of Philadelphia and The Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation, as well as the Tiger Woods Foundation in Washington, D.C.

    "We're proud to be back at Aronimink Golf Club for the second straight year - it has a rich history of hosting premier golf tournaments and we're pleased to incorporate our focus of philanthropy," said Jason Simpson, AVP, AT&T Corporate Sponsorships. "To date, this event has raised nearly $10 million for youth-based organizations. We're excited to continue our support of these organizations and honor the men and women of our Armed Forces this weekend and throughout the year."

    On-site, spectators can relax in the air-conditioned AT&T Digital Clubhouse without missing a stroke of the tournament. Watch the action on the 9th fairway from the patio or keep up with the leaderboard on the latest and greatest AT&T devices, including netbooks and 4G smartphones. There, and multiple other areas on-site, AT&T customers with qualifying plans can log on to AT&T Wi-Fi from their Wi-Fi enabled smartphones and devices for fast, reliable access to e-mail and tournament stats, upload photos and more. Non-AT&T customers can access Wi-Fi for a small fee.

    The AT&T National is also participating in the PGA TOUR's mobile device testing, allowing fans to carry mobile devices and use them in select areas on the golf course, including two AT&T Calling Zones. Charge your phone, make calls or check out the latest AT&T devices at these locations.

    AT&T is a proud sponsor of the fifth annual AT&T National. For more information on the AT&T National, please visit: www.attnational.org.

    For more ways on how AT&T is keeping fans connected to the AT&T National and other tournaments throughout the year, please visit http://fanzone.att.net/golf and facebook.com/ATTNational. Keep tabs on general AT&T news at http://www.facebook.com/ATT.

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

    About AT&T

    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.

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    The Internet Unlocked

    PARIS and MOUNTAIN VIEW, California, June 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --

    - Alcatel-Lucent Opens the Door to a Faster, Smarter, and Greener Internet

    Alcatel-Lucent has unlocked the potential for radical new Internet applications and services with a technology hailed as the key to greater capacity, faster connections and reduced congestion on the web.

    Alcatel-Lucent has today unveiled a next-generation chip that will dramatically enhance the infrastructure needed to access rich new online services, from broadcast-quality high-definition video conferencing to applications in the business and professional world.

    The new 'FP3' chip will eliminate the bottlenecks preventing such services from taking off today, widening the Internet's digital highways while enabling dramatically higher data speeds and improving traffic flow. At the same time, the chip will lower the energy consumption of networks, requiring up to 50 percent less power than equivalent chips in use today.

    Ben Verwaayen, Alcatel-Lucent Chief Executive Officer, said: "This is the key to unlock a new world of online communications. It's easy to think the Internet of today does all it will ever be capable of, but we have scarcely scratched the surface of its potential. This chip creates tremendous potential, not just in terms of technology, but in terms of how people connect and interact with each other."

    Basil Alwan, President of Alcatel-Lucent's IP Division which developed the chip, added: "Alcatel-Lucent is broadening the possibilities, the value and the efficiency of what can be delivered over the Internet. We have taken a major step forward in the ability of service providers to deliver exciting and compelling applications for use by consumers and professionals alike."

    Major telecom operators, including BT, NTT and Verizon today welcomed Alcatel-Lucent's announcement and its potential to enable faster, smarter and greener networks and applications.

    Karl Penaluna, President of Global Networks and Computing Infrastructure at BT, said: "We see no end to our customers' insatiable demand for bandwidth, especially on our Ethernet platform. As cloud-based services emerge and rich multimedia services proliferate, this type of technology can help us provide the best quality of service at even higher speeds."

    Masato Minamisawa, Vice President of IP Technology in the Business Network Services Department of NTT Communications said: "We look forward to the new functions and increased performance of Alcatel-Lucent's FP3 silicon technology. This next generation network processor will enable rich, market leading service innovation at the network edge."

    Ihab Tarazi, Vice President Global Network Planning of Verizon, said: "Verizon continues to enhance the FiOS and wireless data broadband access capabilities for our customers and we have worked with Alcatel-Lucent to deploy next generation Ethernet and MPLS metro technology. In March of this year, Verizon led the industry with a 100G Ethernet field trial based on Alcatel-Lucent's service router technology with its 100G FP2 silicon engine. We are excited to work with Alcatel-Lucent and continue to push the industry in technological innovation to support the significant growth of access data traffic."

    Editor's notes

    Alcatel-Lucent's new FP3 processor tailors network capacity and performance to different needs, ensuring flawless broadband delivery of entertainment, business-to-business communications and digitized public services. The systems, operating at 400 Gigabits-per-second (G), will extend Alcatel-Lucent's current second-generation technology, which today delivers an industry-leading 100Gigabits-per-second.

    In addition to a fourfold performance improvement compared to the current industry benchmark, the FP3 processor is also designed to reduce the environmental impact of IP networks, consuming up to 50 percent less power and taking up 30 percent less space within a service provider's premises.

    The FP3 processor has been developed by Alcatel-Lucent's IP Division, which generated revenues of EUR1.46Bn in 2010, growing more than 24 percent from 2009.

    To learn more about this innovation:

    Join the Alcatel-Lucent webcast June 28, 10am EST at:

    http://phx.corporate-ir.net/phoenix.zhtml?p=irol-eventDetails&c=234389&eventID=4136614

    Or, visit the Alcatel-Lucent FP3 website at: http://www.alcatel-lucent.com/fp3

    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.

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    SIMON POULTER, simon.poulter@alcatel-lucent.com , T:+33-1-30-77-30-38 ;
    SARAH MILLER, sarah.miller@alcatel-lucent.com , T : +1-613-784-4563 ;
    WENDY ZAJACK, wendy.zajack@alcatel-lucent.com , T : +1-703-943-6298 ;
    ALCATEL-LUCENT INVESTOR RELATIONS: FRANK MACCARY,
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    don.sweeney@alcatel-lucent.com , T : +1-908-582-6153 ; TOM BEVILACQUA ,
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