OAKLAND, Calif., Sept. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Pandora , the leader in internet radio, today announced that the company's Chief Financial Officer will host Kaufman Bros. Investor Bus Tour on Thursday, September 29th, 2011.
Mr. Steve Cakebread will present at 12:00PM (EDT) / 9:00AM (PDT).
Live audio webcast of the presentation will be available on Pandora's Investor Relations website at http://investor.pandora.com.
Pandora gives people music they love anytime, anywhere, through connected devices. (OK, we've added comedy as well so we're also up for playing some jokes you'll love.) Personalized stations launch instantly with the input of a single "seed" - a favorite artist, song or genre. The Music Genome Project(R), a deeply detailed hand-built musical taxonomy, powers the personalization of Pandora(R) internet radio by using musicological "DNA" and constant listener feedback to craft personalized stations from a growing collection of hundreds of thousands of recordings. Tens of millions of people in the U.S. turn on Pandora to hear music they love. www.pandora.comPhoto: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110615/SF20192LOGO
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BERWYN, Pa., Sept. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- AMETEK, Inc. announced that it has closed a new five-year, $700 million Revolving Credit Facility, which provides AMETEK with a larger financing capacity and greater flexibility. This new facility replaces an existing $450 million facility due to expire in June 2012.
John J. Molinelli, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, said, "The Revolving Credit Facility is a key part of our financing structure. The additional $250 million in capacity, as well as other changes to the Facility, provides AMETEK with the flexibility to support our growth plans, including our successful acquisition strategy."
JPMorgan was lead arranger and bookrunner and serves as Administrative Agent for the eleven-bank syndicate. Bank of America, N.A., PNC Bank National Association, SunTrust Bank, and Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. served as Syndication Agents.
AMETEK is a leading global manufacturer of electronic instruments and electro-mechanical devices with annualized sales of $3.0 billion. AMETEK's Corporate Growth Plan is based on Four Key Strategies: Operational Excellence, Strategic Acquisitions & Alliances, Global & Market Expansion and New Products. AMETEK's objective is double-digit percentage growth in earnings per share over the business cycle and a superior return on total capital. The common stock of AMETEK is a component of the S&P MidCap 400 and the Russell 1000 Indices.
Statements in this news release relating to future events, such as AMETEK's expected business and financial performance are "forward-looking statements." Forward-looking statements are subject to various factors and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ significantly from expectations. These factors and uncertainties include our ability to consummate and successfully integrate future acquisitions; risks associated with international sales and operations; our ability to successfully develop new products, open new facilities or transfer product lines; the price and availability of raw materials; compliance with government regulations, including environmental regulations; changes in the competitive environment or the effects of competition in our markets; the ability to maintain adequate liquidity and financing sources; and general economic conditions affecting the industries we serve. A detailed discussion of these and other factors that may affect our future results is contained in AMETEK's filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, including its most recent reports on Form 10-K, 10-Q and 8-K. AMETEK disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements.
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MEXICO CITY, Sept. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Broadcast International (BCST.OB), announced today that Multicable, a leading cable and Internet Service Provider in Mexico, has selected CodecSys from Broadcast International as the core platform to launch its Over-the-Top Video Programming Service.
Multicable currently delivers 92 channels of both linear and non-linear content through its traditional cable service. With CodecSys, Multicable will extend its service to deliver broadcast quality content to PC's and mobile devices. Additionally, the company will expand its line-up to include other video programming services including Video-On-Demand (VoD), OnDemand playback, syndicated content publishing, local news and events, and many other rich-media offerings.
CodecSys will stream multiple profiles for multi-device consumption enabling Multicable to create dynamic bundles for consumers based on content and devices. The key to bringing these new services to market is the power of CodecSys to deliver higher quality video at dramatically lower bandwidth than previously available on the market.
The agreement calls for licenses based on both channel count and user access. It also provides for growth and expansion with simple software upgrades; avoiding the costly pitfall of using proprietary, encoding hardware-based appliances.
"We are excited to enter this new phase of our strategic growth plan. Our investment in CodecSys generates two top-line revenue opportunities -- first, new product offerings to existing customers and second, the ability to reach new customers in outlying areas. Our Internet customers will now be able to subscribe to our programs with multiple devices, including mobile phones, laptops, iPads(TM) and other smart devices. We've found that Broadcast International has the proven expertise and understanding of optimizing a video workflow from beginning to end," said Antonio Frias, CEO, Multicable.
"Multicable has an innovative vision for providing new video services to their customers that will not only secure their retention, but will promote an even greater rate of customer adoption. They are adding high-quality content and delivering it to the preferred device of the user and doing it at a very reasonable cost. They will showcase the power of CodecSys and enjoy great success in doing so," said Rod Tiede, CEO, Broadcast International.
About Broadcast International
Broadcast International is a leading provider of video-powered broadcast solutions, including IP, and digital satellite, Internet streaming and other types of wired/wireless network distribution. BI's patented CodecSys software is a breakthrough, multi-codec video compression technology that cuts video bandwidth requirements over satellite, cable, IP and wireless networks. By slashing bandwidth needs, CodecSys enables a new generation of applications such as streaming video to cell phones, and offers unprecedented price/ performance benefits for existing applications such as HD video.
Broadcast International is a public company headquartered in Salt Lake City, UT. For more information, visit: www.brin.com and www.codecsys.com.
Multicable is based in Rosarito built from the ground up on local investment and ownership. Over several years, it has invested in cutting edge technology, infrastructure, and training in order to offer world-class services to its customers.
From the beginning, Multicable has developed a robust network servicing Rosarito and the surrounding area. It has continued to grow along with the burgeoning population as it expands to outlying areas in support of thousands of customers.
The operating and administrative structure of the company enables Multicable to grow and expand its network without the traditional overhaul of equipment or network.
Multicable today is a viewed as the optimal business model for other similar companies throughout the country of Mexico.
All statements in this news release that are not based on historical fact are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and the provisions of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (which Sections were adopted as part of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995). While management has based any forward-looking statements contained herein on its current expectations, the information on which such expectations were based may change. These forward-looking statements rely on a number of assumptions concerning future events and are subject to a number of risks, uncertainties, and other factors, many of which are outside of our control, that could cause actual results to materially differ from such statements. Such risks, uncertainties, and other factors include, but are not necessarily limited to, those set forth under the caption "Additional Factors That May Affect Our Business" in the Company's most recent Form 10-K and 10-Q filings, and amendments thereto. In addition, we operate in a highly competitive and rapidly changing environment, and new risks may arise. Accordingly, investors should not place any reliance on forward-looking statements as a prediction of actual results. We disclaim any intention to, and undertake no obligation to, update or revise any forward-looking statement.Broadcast International
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INDIANAPOLIS, Sept. 22. 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Emmis Communications Corporation has forged a partnership with Jelli to offer five premiere radio stations to fans that connect with Facebook's new music platform. Jelli, 100% user-controlled radio, enables users to take over a radio station using their web browsers and iPhones.
Today at f8, Facebook's developer conference, Jelli announced that it has integrated with Facebook to make listening more social. It is now easier than ever to discover and listen to new music with friends. When listeners connect with their Facebook accounts, they can effortlessly share what they're listening to with their Facebook friends, who can quickly tune in and help shape the playlist.
Jelli and Emmis are collaborating to bring the authenticity of the biggest brands in radio, HOT 97, POWER 106 and RXP, to the Facebook Platform. With Jelli, every song is chosen by a group of listeners in real time. The social functionality brings listeners together in a fun social atmosphere. Users can chat with other listeners, vote for what they want to hear and "rocket" their favorite songs to the top of the playlist - all while sharing their music with their Facebook friends.
"Emmis has the strongest brands and communities in radio with HOT 97 in New York, POWER 106 in Los Angeles and RXP online," said Mike Dougherty, CEO and founder of Jelli. "We are honored to help make these communities more social and engaged by combining their strength with the power of Facebook."
Angie-May Cook, VP of Emmis Digital explains, "The evolution of music listening habits will accelerate today with the launch of Facebook Music. We are taking terrestrial radio into social media with our partner Jelli, whose platform is a perfect fit for radio in social media. Jelli offers the group listening experience our listeners recognize and lets them take control of the playlist while they communicate with other fans. We have a big learning curve ahead us as we watch and experience our brands in the hands of our biggest fans."
With the announcement of Facebook's new music launch, HOT 97, Power 106 and RXP will now host five customized stations where listeners will have 100% control of what is played and when it is played. Stations include Hot97, Hot97 Throwback, Hot97 Funk Master Flex, Power 106 and RXP. "This gives our listeners non-stop new music and it gives Emmis back-end metrics to see which songs are really resonating," said Jimmy Steal, Emmis Vice President of Programming.
Stations include Hot97, Hot97 Throwback, Hot97 Funk Master Flex, Power 106 and RXP. Alex Cameron, SVP Market Manager, Emmis New York stated, "HOT 97's global brand recognition transcends radio. With Power 106 in the West and Hot 97 in the East, these stations truly OWN hip hop and are stellar example of radio's ubiquity, value and persona."
Emmis Communications' HOT 97, Power 106 and RXP brands will be available on Facebook in partnership with Jelli on September 22, 2011 by logging on to www.Jelli.com/hot97ny, www.Jelli.com/funkmasterflex, www.Jelli.com/throwback, www.Jelli.com/power106 and www.Jelli.com/rxp.
About Emmis Communications
Emmis Communications Corporation is a diversified media company, principally focused on radio broadcasting. Emmis operates the 8th largest publicly traded radio portfolio in the United States based on total listeners. Emmis owns 18 FM and two AM radio stations in New York, Los Angeles, St. Louis, Austin (Emmis has a 50.1% controlling interest in Emmis' radio stations located there), Indianapolis and Terre Haute, IN.Emmis Communications Corporation
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BASKING RIDGE, N.J., Sept. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Verizon said today that it is the official wireless partner of THE X FACTOR(TM), which premiered last night and continues tonight from 8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT on FOX, and it has joined forces with THE X FACTOR as the presenting sponsor of The Xtra Factor App for smartphones and other mobile devices including tablets. The free App, available now, will give customers unprecedented access to this fall's most-anticipated new TV show with exclusive content and features available only to Verizon Wireless customers. Verizon Wireless customers will also have the chance to vote for contestants from within the smartphone App during the voting window directly following the live performance shows of THE X FACTOR later this fall.
The Xtra Factor App presented by Verizon immerses customers in THE X FACTOR experience on their smartphones and other mobile devices with exclusive, live, behind-the-scenes streaming video during the performance shows. Customers can experience the pre-performance backstage frenzy and post-performance emotional reactions of the contestants on their phones while at the same time watching the live shows on television. Verizon Wireless customers will also be able to click on the image of their favorite contestant to vote using the App.
"Verizon's mobile technology lets customers watch TV in entirely new ways," said John Harrobin, vice president, marketing at Verizon Wireless. "The Xtra Factor App will be a companion screen to the TV broadcast and give our customers a front row seat to the hottest show of the fall."
"I think it's fantastic that Verizon is giving everyone a chance to watch what's going on backstage on The Xtra Factor App and to stay connected with the show and each other," said Simon Cowell. "I'm looking forward to reading everyone's comments!"
"We are very excited to be partnering with Verizon Wireless on THE X FACTOR," said Jean Rossi, president of FOX One and executive vice president of sales for FOX. "The collaborative nature of Verizon Wireless will give us the opportunity to unleash innovative entertainment beyond an organic integration, and their technological expertise will elevate THE X FACTOR consumer experience across multiple screens."
The Xtra Factor App will be available in the Android Market(TM) and iTunes(R) Store with basic features, including video-on-demand and tweeting from within the App to wireless customers with a compatible device. In addition to video content, all fans with the App will be able to participate as the Verizon Fifth Judge during the live performance shows, rating contestants based on various criteria, then posting their individual rating to their Facebook(R) news feed. Verizon will also have a presence at TheXFactorUSA.com with features including a virtual set tour and video-on-demand.
All Verizon smartphones require a data package. Message and data charges apply to the download and use of The Xtra Factor App.
Hosted by Steve Jones, THE X FACTOR continues its highly anticipated debut with the second night of a two-night series premiere tonight from 8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT on FOX. Be there as THE X FACTOR judges Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul, L.A. Reid and Nicole Scherzinger begin their search for undiscovered talent 12 years old and over - both solo artists and vocal groups - who are worthy of the largest prize in television history: a $5 million recording contract with Syco/Sony Music and a featured role in an iconic Pepsi Super Bowl spot.
THE X FACTOR was created by Syco Television and is produced by Syco Television and FremantleMedia North America. Rob Wade and Siobhan Greene are executive producers for Syco Television. Cecile Frot-Coutaz, Richard Holloway and Andrew Llinares serve as executive producers for FremantleMedia North America. Visit TheXFactorUSA.com for up-to-the-minute news, videos and information. Become a fan of THE X FACTOR on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TheXFactorUSA, and follow the series on Twitter(TM) @TheXFactorUSA.
About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation's largest 4G LTE network and largest, most reliable 3G network. The company serves 106.3 million total wireless connections, including 89.7 million retail customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 83,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications and Vodafone . For more information, visit www.verizonwireless.com. To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.
About "The X Factor"
Since its debut in 2004, "The X Factor" has remained the U.K.'s #1 program for the last seven years, peaking with an audience of 21 million with 65% audience share for its 2010 finale. The format swiftly broke similar records around the world, where local versions have consistently rated #1 in 15 territories, with a worldwide audience now well over 100 million. In Denmark, it has ranked #1 for the last four years, peaking with an 80% share of the audience. In Colombia, it has consistently ranked #1 with a 75% share of the audience. Additionally, "The X Factor" consistently delivers a 50% to 65% share of the viewing audiences in Greece, Hungary, Netherlands, France and Italy - with the highest percentage of these shares in A15-34. In some markets, "The X Factor" has increased the channel average demographic by up to 250%. The series has received numerous honors worldwide, including three BAFTA awards, numerous NTA awards and the coveted Rose d'Or. In the U.K., an unprecedented 1.5 million iTunes downloads were made from "The X Factor" contestant performances in 2010. Globally, more than 100 million records have been sold by artists launched through the series, including over 90 #1 singles and albums and 150 Top Ten records.
About Syco/Simon Cowell
Syco, with offices in London and Los Angeles, is a global music, television and film production joint venture between Simon Cowell and Sony Music Entertainment. Syco Television owns and produces the BAFTA Award-winning "The X Factor," which has topped the charts around the world. Syco Television is also the owner of the "Got Talent" television format. Versions of both "The X Factor" and "Got Talent" are co-produced by Syco, and are shown in more than 70 countries and have won multiple awards including national television awards and BAFTAs. THE X FACTOR launches in America on FOX in Fall 2011 with Cowell as a judge. Syco is also the record label home for such diverse international recording stars as Leona Lewis and Il Divo. Cowell has worked with artists selling more than 200 million albums and delivering more than 180 No. 1 records. "Britain's Got Talent" in 2009 launched the global singing career of Susan Boyle. Her debut Syco album sold over 8 million units in six weeks, making it the world's biggest-selling album of 2009 and the fastest-selling album in history with a total of 20 million records to date. In 2009, Cowell was named No. 1 in Hollywood Reporter's Top 50 Most Powerful in Reality TV and Entertainment Weekly's Top Entertainer of the Year. In 2010, Cowell was awarded Variety International's Humanitarian Award for his extensive charitable work, The Rose d'Or Golden Jubilee Award and BAFTA's Special Award in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the entertainment industry and development of new talent. He also appeared on Time Magazine's list of Most Influential People in the World and was awarded the International Emmy Founders Award.
About FremantleMedia North America
FremantleMedia North America (FMNA) is the U.S. production division of global media giant FremantleMedia. Based in Burbank, California, FMNA produces entertaining and innovative programs for network, cable, syndicated and online platforms, including the Emmy-nominated musical/reality phenomenon AMERICAN IDOL (FOX), "America's Got Talent" (NBC), "Hole In The Wall" (Cartoon Network), "Let's Make A Deal" (CBS), "Family Feud" (syn), "The Price Is Right" (CBS) and THE X FACTOR.Verizon Wireless
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ROCHESTER, N.Y., Sept. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Document Security Systems, Inc. , a world-wide developer and manufacturer of security and authentication solutions which prevent counterfeiting and brand fraud announced today that it has teamed with New Hampshire based, Relyco(R), a leading provider of value-added business printing and payment solutions, to produce a Bank Check which contains the most effective counterfeit prevention technologies in the industry. In addition, this check meets or exceeds all Federal mandated requirements including "Check 21".
According to American Banker Magazine, more than 1.2 million fraudulent checks are written each day which equates to more than 13 per second.
A 2009 American Bankers Association study estimates there were 760,955 cases of check fraud in 2008 with actual losses estimated at $1.024 billion, compared to 561,306 cases and $969 million in 2005 (2006 ABA Study) and 616,469 cases and $677 million in 2002 (2003 ABA).
Key findings of the 2011 American Financial Professionals Payments Fraud and Control Survey published by JP Morgan include:
-- 80% of business-to-business transactions are made by check; that number is expected to decrease only minimally in the coming years.
-- Seventy-one percent of organizations experienced attempted or actual payments fraud in 2010.
-- Large organizations were significantly more likely to have experienced payments fraud than were smaller ones. Eighty-two percent of organizations with annual revenues over $1 billion were victims of payments fraud in 2010 compared with 58 percent of organizations with annual revenues under $1 billion.
-- Twenty-nine percent of survey respondents report that incidents of fraud increased in 2010 compared to 2009.
-- Checks were the dominant payment form targeted by fraudsters, with 93 percent of affected organizations reporting that their checks had been targeted.
According to the U.S. Secret Service's 2010 Annual report, forensic examinations of counterfeit currency has revealed that 63% of all counterfeits are made using scanning and digital imaging equipment. DSS's technologies, which prevent accurate image capturing by these devices, are therefore extremely valuable tools in the fight against counterfeiting.
Patrick White, CEO of DSS, stated: "Based on the published statistics above, it is quite clear that the checks produced by some major check manufacturers are not secure and banks are losing the battle against counterfeiters. It is time for more effective, modern check protection technologies such as those we have imbedded into the checks we are producing for Relyco((R)). Together with Relyco((R)) and other licensed check manufacturers, we will educate banks on improving their check security with our scan and copy prevention technologies."
David Wicker, VP of Research and Development said, "Contrary to what some security printers are claiming, effective anti-scanning technology does exist, in the form of DSS patented technology. DSS has successfully completed extensive testing projects on desktop scanners, color copiers, digital copiers as well as high speed check archival scanners. Our anti-scanning technology's ability to defeat the widest array of copiers and scanners quantifies the extreme value of this internationally patented technology."
DSS also announced that it will exhibit at a major trade show next week.
-- LAS VEGAS - PACK EXPO SHOW on September 26th-28th from 9:00am to 4:00pm at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, NV - Booth #S-5990
DSS will display packaging and label samples containing all of their latest patented optical deterrent and authentication technologies from the AuthentiGuard((R)) Suite of technologies, including Bar Code Barricade, Phantom, Prism, and VeriGlow((R)) as well as RFID and mass serialization products.
About DSS (Document Security Systems, Inc.)
DSS is comprised of four core operating groups, DSS Plastics Group, DSS Secure Printing Group, DSS Packaging Group and DSS Digital Group. Through these divisions, DSS provides counterfeit prevention and comprehensive brand and digital information protection solutions to corporations, governments, and financial institutions around the world. DSS develops and manufactures products and services containing patented and patent pending optical deterrent technologies that help prevent counterfeiting and brand fraud from the use of the most advanced scanners and copiers in the market.
The Company owns numerous patented and patent-pending technologies and products. DSS uses its covert and overt technologies to protect a wide range of documents including, but not limited to, consumer packaging, vital records, ID Cards/RFID, smart cards, passports, gift certificates, checks and coupons. The Company also protects digital information via secure cloud computing and disaster recovery services. Furthermore, DSS uses its extensive knowledgebase to provide comprehensive brand protection solutions to its customers. From risk analysis and vulnerability assessment, to systems integration and monitoring, DSS offers the advanced tools and knowledgebase needed to protect the world's most valuable and at-risk brands. DSS's customized solutions are designed to protect against product diversion, counterfeit, and other costly and damaging occurrences. In addition, DSS offers commercial printing services.
For more information on DSS and its subsidiaries, please visit www.DSSsecure.com .
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Relyco is a leading provider of value-added business printing and payment solutions with over 10,000 customers worldwide. As one of the largest distributors of laser and digital applications, including laser checks, high-security documents, and e-payment software, Relyco's long-standing membership in the ASC X9AB check processing committee and extensive experience with fraud prevention strategies and new forms technologies positions it as the most innovative leader in the business printing solutions field. Relyco's customers include Google, PepsiCo, Samsung, Adobe and Microsoft. For more information, please visit http://www.relyco.com, call 800.777.7359 or 603.742.0999, or email email@example.com.
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SANTA MONICA, Calif., Sept. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Call of Duty(R) gamers lock and load in low gravity today with the release of Call of Duty(R): Black Ops Rezurrection, the fourth downloadable content pack for the best-selling first-person-shooter, Call of Duty(R): Black Ops. Rezurrection's top-secret cargo features the massive Zombies frag-fest Moon, as well as four re-mastered levels from Zombies past, an enhanced soundtrack and new Moon theme.
Moon features all-new weapons, futuristic gear and hordes of low-gravity loving undead, delivering Black Ops' deepest and most intense Zombies experience yet. Meanwhile, strengthened with the firepower and visual splendor of Black Ops, players can relive the nightmare of "Nacht der Untoten," escape the zombie madness in the asylum of "Verruckt," battle back the undead Imperial Army of "Shi No Numa," and pull the plug on "Der Riese," the zombie factory that started it all.
"The enthusiasm of our incredibly loyal Zombies community is infectious," said Treyarch Studio Head, Mark Lamia. "With Rezurrection, we are delivering to our fans the most comprehensive Zombies content package so far, with four critically acclaimed Zombies experiences, plus our latest creation Moon, the biggest and most elaborate Zombies adventure yet."
For our fans who purchased the Black Ops Hardened or Prestige Editions for the PlayStation 3 system, and have already downloaded the Classic Zombies Pack with re-mastered maps, Rezurrection can be downloaded via the in-game store or through the PlayStation(R)Store for free. This includes Moon, the Zombies Soundtrack and the Moon Theme.
Treyarch is also delighted to announce that they have once again partnered with hardcore Call of Duty fans and rock superstars, Avenged Sevenfold, featuring their classic track, Nightmare, in Rezurrection's Moon level.
To mark the release of Call of Duty: Black Ops Rezurrection on the PlayStation 3 system and Windows PC , the team will host Double XP from Friday, September 23rd through Monday, September 26th.
Developed by Treyarch and published by Activision Publishing, Inc. , Call of Duty: Black Ops is rated "M" (Mature) by the ESRB for Blood and Gore, Intense Violence and Strong Language. PS3 players who purchased the Call of Duty: Black Ops Hardened or Prestige Editions can download Rezurrection in its entirety for free by going to the in-game or PlayStation Store. For full details on download options, please visit http://www.callofduty.com/intel/492 for in-depth instructions.
For additional Call of Duty updates and information, visit us on the web at www.callofduty.com/blackops, www.facebook.com/codblackops, and also via Twitter @Treyarch.
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 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.
Call of Duty and Activision are registered trademarks of Activision Publishing, Inc. All other trademarks and trade names are the properties of their respective owners.
"PlayStation" is a registered trademark of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.
Windows PC is a registered trademark of the Microsoft group of companies.
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LONDON, September 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --
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LONDON, September 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --
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CANOGA PARK, Calif., Sept. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In an impressive display of power and technology, Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne successfully completed a series of hot-fire tests on the certified RS-68A engine, the world's most powerful hydrogen-fueled engine. The tests demonstrated the capability of the engine to operate for 4,800 seconds of cumulative run time - four times the design life of the engine and more than 10 times what's needed to boost a United Launch Alliance heavy-lift rocket into space. The tests took place at John C. Stennis Space Center in Mississippi. Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne is a United Technologies Corp. company.
"We are proud to celebrate this success with our United Launch Alliance customer on a test series that went above and beyond in demonstrating the robustness and reliability of the RS-68A engine," said Dan Adamski, RS-68 program manager, Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne. "The RS-68A performed beautifully and as expected, and test results indicate no issues with the engine hardware, further demonstrating its readiness as a heavy-lift engine. The tests also provided invaluable data that improves our ability to predict the performance of the engine on launch day."
The RS-68A is a liquid-hydrogen/liquid-oxygen booster engine designed to provide increased thrust and improved fuel efficiency for the Delta IV family of launch vehicles. It evolved from the RS-68 engine, which was developed and certified for commercial use entirely on private company funds. Each RS-68A will provide 702,000 pounds of lift-off thrust, or 39,000 more pounds of thrust than the RS-68 engine, with increased combustion efficiency as well.
In addition to the successful margin demonstration testing of the RS-68A engine, Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne, together with NASA, has begun testing on the upper-stage J-2X engine. To date, five hot-fire tests have been conducted on the J-2X, which could be used to boost humans beyond low-Earth orbit.
Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne, a part of Pratt & Whitney, is a preferred provider of high-value propulsion, power, energy and innovative system solutions used in a wide variety of government and commercial applications, including the main engines for the space shuttle, Atlas and Delta launch vehicles, missile defense systems and advanced hypersonic engines. Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne is headquartered in Canoga Park, Calif., and has facilities in Huntsville, Ala.; Kennedy Space Center, Fla.; West Palm Beach, Fla.; Stennis Space Center, Miss; and Carlstadt, N.J. For more information about Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne, go to www.prattwhitneyrocketdyne.com.
Pratt & Whitney is a world leader in the design, manufacture and service of aircraft engines, space propulsion systems and industrial gas turbines. United Technologies, based in Hartford, Conn., is a diversified company providing high technology products and services to the global aerospace and commercial building industries.Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne
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SUNNYVALE, Calif., Sept. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Enterprise Desktop Alliance, announced today that it is extending its scope to include Apple iOS devices in response to the widespread acceptance of smartphones and tablets by large organizations. To reflect this expanded scope, the organization has changed its name to the Enterprise Device Alliance. The Enterprise Device Alliance and its member companies conduct research, provide education, and deliver solutions to organizations that need to integrate, secure, and manage Macs, iPads, and iPhones within their established, Windows-based IT infrastructure. More information about the organization and the member solutions is available at www.enterprisedevicealliance.org.
"IT departments in large organizations are being pushed to accommodate user demands to integrate Macs, iPads and iPhones into their IT infrastructure," said T. Reid Lewis, president of the Enterprise Device Alliance. "The members of the Enterprise Device Alliance provide solutions that easily extend current IT infrastructure and management practices to secure, to deliver services to, and to manage Macs and iOS devices."
The adoption of mobile devices by employees of large organizations has reintroduced many of the same challenges brought by the introduction of the laptop. The IT staff have to quickly learn and implement best practices to:
-- secure the company's and its customers' information when access is untethered from a physical location -- ensure that the company is complying with government and industry regulations related to data access -- maintain compliance with mobile app software licensing -- discourage a resourceful and determined user community from bypassing the legal and ethical constraints related to application usage and data access to which responsible organizations adhere -- provide users with secure and managed alternatives to self managed, often unencrypted file downloading and distribution; and -- manage the loss or theft of a device that fits in a pocket, yet can access a corporate database
Survey of mobile device management in the enterprise
The Enterprise Device Alliance is conducting a survey of enterprise administrators to determine the penetration of smartphones and tablets devices into their organization and to examine the management priorities they are confronting. The survey is available at: Survey: Managing Mobile Devices in the Enterprise.
About the Enterprise Device Alliance and its member companies
The EDA member companies provide interoperable solutions that allow enterprise IT managers to uniformly extend their Windows-based services, security and controls to Macs, iPads, and iPhones. The centralized administration EDA companies enable for IT staff includes the new class of devices and thus ensures the security and compliance of these systems within organizations while avoiding the need for a costly and un-wieldy parallel management infrastructure.
GroupLogic helps enterprise and education IT organizations simply and securely integrate diverse computing platforms into enterprise environments, connecting employees to enterprise files, content and assets to facilitate a more productive and efficient work environment. Whether IT organizations are looking to integrate existing Apple assets, purchase additional Apple hardware like Macs, iPads or iPhones, or want to take advantage of the hardware costs savings that accompany the adoption of IT consumerization, GroupLogic enables IT organizations to easily and securely manage the rapid integration of diverse platforms while ensuring resources are optimized. GroupLogic's proven products - mobilEcho, ExtremeZ-IP, ArchiveConnect, and MassTransit - are in use by some of the world's most innovative companies, including Christie's, International Greetings and Omnicom Group. http://www.grouplogic.com/
Web Help Desk Mobile
Empower your IT technicians with 24/7 access to critical customer service data with the Web Help Desk mobile web application. Technicians can deliver exceptional customer service to their clients no matter their location - all from the palm of their hand. Web Help Desk, a worldwide innovator in cross platform help desk software, delivers a centralized approach to ITSM, simplifies the management of IT services in a heterogeneous environment, and provides portability across platforms when needed.
Absolute Software Corporation is the leader in tracking, managing, and protecting computers and mobile devices. The Company's Computrace, Absolute Manage and LoJack for Laptops solutions provide theft recovery, data protection and computer lifecycle management capabilities to organizations and consumers. Absolute Manage allows IT administrators to remotely manage, wipe and lock Apple iOS 4 devices from either a PC or Mac, computer--without the need for extra hardware or software infrastructure. With the addition of MDM, Absolute Manage customers can manage PCs, Mac computers and now iOS 4 devices from a single, comprehensive user interface in a PC or Mac infrastructure. The Company has a reselling partnership with Apple. For more information about Absolute Software, visit http://absolute.com/en/products/absolute-manage/mdm-overview/features.aspx
Centrify delivers integrated software solutions that centrally control, secure and audit access to cross-platform systems and applications by leveraging the infrastructure organizations already own--Microsoft Active Directory. From the data center and into the cloud, more than 3,500 organizations, including 40 percent of the Fortune 50, rely on Centrify's identity consolidation and privilege management solutions to reduce IT expenses, strengthen security and meet compliance requirements. For more information about Centrify and its solutions, call +1 (408) 542-7500 or visit http://www.centrify.com/
About the Enterprise Device Alliance
The Enterprise Device Alliance (EDA) is a non-profit technology group that serves as a resource for organizations deploying, integrating, and managing Macs, iPhones and iPads in Windows-managed environments. The EDA delivers free information, market data, and access to solutions that support heterogeneous environments. The EDA member companies are leading technology solution providers for cross-platform enterprises. Member companies include Absolute Software, Centrify, Group Logic, and Web Help Desk. For more information, visit www.enterprisedevicealliance.org .
Tom Cromelin925firstname.lastname@example.orgEnterprise Device Alliance
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TORONTO, Sept. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ - Diversinet Corp. , , a leader in "connected and protected" mobile healthcare communications, has been invited to present at Craig-Hallum's 2nd Annual Alpha Select Conference. The conference will be held at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York City on October 6, 2011.
Albert Wahbe, Diversinet's chairman and CEO, and David Hackett, the company's CFO, are scheduled to present on Thursday, October 6, 2011 at 9:20 a.m. Eastern time, with one-on-one meetings held throughout the day. Diversinet management will discuss the company's strategy to develop and market its secure, mobile health solutions, including its recently formed relationship with one of the largest U.S. pharmaceutical companies.
For more information about the conference or to schedule a one-on-one meeting with Diversinet management, contact your Craig-Hallum representative or visit www.craighallum.com.
About Craig-Hallum Capital Group
Craig-Hallum was founded in 1997 and is owned and operated by experienced professionals who have significant knowledge and expertise in each of the company's lines of business. The firm's professionals are committed to excellence and the success of its corporate and institutional clients and understand that bringing value to their clients is critical to Craig-Hallum's success. Craig-Hallum's principal activities include research, institutional sales & trading, and investment banking. For more information, visit www.craighallum.com.
Diversinet Corp. provides patented and proven secure products that enable healthcare organizations to rapidly deploy HIPAA-compliant mobile healthcare (mHealth) applications to anyone, anytime, anywhere, on mobile devices. Diversinet's MobiSecure((R)) application addresses the increasing need for secure messaging, as well as safe, convenient, on-the-go storage and sharing of personal health data. Learn more about how Diversinet is delivering "Healthcare. Connected and Protected" at www.diversinet.com.
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PARIS, September 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --
Eutelsat Communications announces that its ATLANTIC BIRD(TM) 7 satellite is set for launch on Saturday September 24. The satellite will be delivered into orbit by a Zenit-3SL rocket operated by Sea Launch AG from the ocean-based Odyssey Launch Platform in international waters of the Pacific Ocean. Lift-off is planned for 13:18 pm Pacific Daylight Time (20:18 GMT, 22:18 CET), at the opening of a 74-minute launch window.
Built for Eutelsat by Astrium, the 4.6 tonne ATLANTIC BIRD(TM) 7 satellite will replace ATLANTIC BIRD(TM) 4A at 7 degrees West and deliver additional capacity for further expansion of services. Up to 50 Ku-band transponders will be connected to two beams giving superior coverage of the Middle East, North Africa and North-West Africa for digital broadcasting services.
A live video transmission of the launch will be available in High Definition from Eutelsat's HOT BIRD(TM) position at 13 degrees East for viewers in Europe, North Africa and the Middle East . A webcast will also be available via http://www.eutelsat.com and http://www.sea-launch.com. The launch transmission is scheduled to begin approximately 15 minutes before lift-off.
About Eutelsat Communications
Eutelsat Communications is the holding company of Eutelsat S.A.. With capacity commercialised on 27 satellites that provide coverage over the entire European continent, as well as the Middle East, Africa, India and significant parts of Asia and the Americas, Eutelsat is one of the world's three leading satellite operators in terms of revenues. As of 30 June 2011, Eutelsat's satellites were broadcasting more than 3,800 television channels. More than 1,100 channels are broadcast via its HOT BIRD(TM) video neighbourhood at 13 degrees East alone which serves over 120 million cable and satellite homes in Europe, the Middle East and North Africa. The Group's satellites also serve a wide range of fixed and mobile telecommunications services, TV contribution markets, corporate networks, and broadband markets for Internet Service Providers and for transport, maritime and in-flight markets. Eutelsat's broadband subsidiary, Skylogic, markets and operates access to high speed internet services through teleports in France and Italy that serve enterprises, local communities, government agencies and aid organisations in Europe, Africa, Asia and the Americas. Headquartered in Paris, Eutelsat and its subsidiaries employ just over 700 commercial, technical and operational professionals from 30 countries. http://www.eutelsat.comEutelsat Communications
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MECHANICSBURG, Pa., Sept. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- To help organizations better protect their networks from malicious software and other attacks, ICSA Labs is launching a quarterly testing program for network intrusion prevention systems.
The new program is designed to evaluate the effectiveness of intrusion prevention systems (IPS) in protecting against the most recently discovered network vulnerabilities. The quarterly testing, which is available to all IPS manufacturers, is also an enhancement to ICSA Labs' certification program, which conducts similar rigorous testing once a year on intrusion protection systems.
"ICSA Labs' network IPS quarterly testing will evaluate how well these products detect and stop attacks - in the short and long run," said Brian Monkman, technology programs manager, ICSA Labs. "The goal is to determine the effectiveness of these products against both emerging and existing security threats to enterprise networks."
Each quarter, ICSA Labs, an independent division of Verizon, will test network IPS products against the most relevant and severe security vulnerabilities. A report containing the results of each quarterly test, including individual vendor scores, will be posted on ICSA Labs' Quarterly Network IPS Vulnerability Testing page.
In the first test, five products were evaluated, including Sourcefire 3D4500, Stonesoft StoneGate IPS-1205, HP TippingPoint S660N and HP TippingPoint S330.
Each product was tested against several vulnerabilities that were less than three months old. After the initial test, the companies were able to review the results and improve their products. A second test was then conducted.
The results from the second test showed strong overall improvement over the first test's results, with an effectiveness rating ranging from 81.3 percent to 90.6 percent and an average score of 86.2 percent. The effectiveness rating in the first test ranged from 59.4 percent to 78.1 percent, and the average score was 69.4 percent.
Quarterly Testing to Enable Vendors to Update and Improve Vulnerability Coverage
For subsequent quarterly tests, two sets of vulnerabilities will be used. The first set will feature vulnerabilities that are less than three months old. The second will feature the vulnerabilities that were tested in the previous quarter. This will enable vendors to update and improve their vulnerability coverage against new and existing threats.
Companies can submit their network IPS products for quarterly testing regardless of whether the products have been certified by ICSA Labs. A full list of certified network IPS products is available here.
About ICSA Labs
ICSA Labs, an independent division of Verizon, offers third-party testing and certification of security products and network-connected devices, such as printers and faxes, to measure product compliance, reliability and performance to many of the world's top security vendors. Visit http://www.icsalabs.com and http://www.icsalabs.com/blogs for more information
Verizon Communications Inc. , headquartered in New York, is a global leader in delivering broadband and other wireless and wireline communications services to consumer, business, government and wholesale customers. Verizon Wireless operates America's most reliable wireless network, with more than 106 million total connections nationwide. Verizon also provides converged communications, information and entertainment services over America's most advanced fiber-optic network, and delivers integrated business solutions to customers in more than 150 countries, including all of the Fortune 500. A Dow 30 company, Verizon employs a diverse workforce of nearly 196,000 and last year generated consolidated revenues of $106.6 billion. For more information, visit www.verizon.com.Verizon
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BOCA RATON, Fla., Sept. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Genesis Group Holdings, Inc. ("GGHO" or the "Company"), through its Digital Comm Inc ("DCI") and newly acquired Tropical Communications Inc. ("Tropical") subsidiaries, expects to begin work at Miami International Airport. The project is for the installation of fiber and coax cable at MIA. The project is expected to start shortly at MIA's South Terminal and work in phases throughout the airport.
Gideon Taylor, CEO of the Company, stated: " The total value of this project is over $1 million and is expected to keep our Company's DCI and Tropical subsidiaries busy over the course of the next twelve months. It is also the first of many projects that we will be able to handle internally through multiple subsidiaries working together."
About Genesis Group Holdings, Inc.
Genesis Group operates through its wholly owned subsidiaries. The Company provides turnkey operations in outside plant construction, wireless infrastructure, voice-data network technologies, utility infrastructure, water, sewer, electric, gas, fiber/copper buried and aerial cable. Its subsidiaries have master contracts with ATT, Verizon, and other communications providers.
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PARIS, September 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --
Eutelsat Communications a annoncé aujourd'hui que son satellite ATLANTIC BIRD(TM) 7 est à présent en phase finale de préparation pour un lancement samedi prochain, le 24 septembre. Le satellite sera mis en orbite par une fusée Zenit-3SL opérée par Sea Launch AG depuis la plate-forme de lancement Odyssey stationnée dans les eaux internationales de l'Océan Pacifique. Le décollage est prévu à 13h18 heure locale (20h18 GMT, 22h18 heure de Paris), à l'ouverture d'une fenÃªtre de tir qui durera 74 minutes.
Construit par Astrium pour Eutelsat, ATLANTIC BIRD(TM) 7, d'une masse de 4,6 tonnes, aura la mission de remplacer le satellite ATLANTIC BIRD(TM) 4A à la position 7 degrés Ouest. Doté d'une capacité allant jusqu'à 50 répéteurs et connectée à deux faisceaux de forte puissance en couverture du Moyen-Orient, de l'Afrique du Nord et de l'Afrique du Nord-Ouest, ATLANTIC BIRD(TM) 7 viendra accroître les ressources d'Eutelsat en exploitation à cette position orbitale phare pour la diffusion des programmes de télévision.
La retransmission du lancement d'ATLANTIC BIRD(TM) 7 pourra Ãªtre suivie en direct et en haute définition à travers l'Europe, l'Afrique du Nord et le Moyen-Orient par tous les foyers équipés pour la réception directe depuis la position HOT BIRD(TM) d'Eutelsat à 13 degrés Est (fréquence descendante 12149 MHz, polarisation verticale, taux de symbole 27.500 Mbaud).
Le lancement pourra également Ãªtre suivi sur les sites http://www.eutelsat.com et http://www.sea-launch.com. Cette retransmission est programmée pour démarrer environ 15 minutes avant le décollage.
A propos d'Eutelsat Communications
Eutelsat Communications est la société holding d'Eutelsat S.A. Avec des ressources en orbite sur 27 satellites offrant une couverture sur toute l'Europe, le Moyen-Orient, l'Afrique, l'Inde et de larges zones de l'Asie et du continent américain, Eutelsat est l'un des trois premiers opérateurs mondiaux en termes de revenus. Au 30 juin 2011, la flotte des satellites d'Eutelsat assurait la diffusion de plus de 3 800 chaînes de télévision vers plus de 200 millions de foyers en Europe, au Moyen-Orient et en Afrique. La flotte d'Eutelsat transporte également une large gamme de services fixes et mobiles de télécommunications et de diffusion de données pour les réseaux vidéo professionnels et les réseaux d'entreprise, ainsi qu'un portefeuille d'applications haut débit au départ de terminaux fixes et pour les transports routiers, maritimes et aériens. Filiale d'Eutelsat dédiée à l'exploitation de services IP sur les téléports d'Eutelsat en France et en Italie, Skylogic exploite une gamme de services à valeur ajoutée pour les entreprises, les fournisseurs d'accès Internet, les collectivités locales, les administrations, et les organisations humanitaires en Europe, en Afrique, en Asie et sur le continent américain. Eutelsat, qui a son siège à Paris, emploie, avec ses filiales, 700 collaborateurs commerciaux, techniques et opérationnels originaires de 30 pays. http://www.eutelsat.comEutelsat Communications
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SUNNYVALE, Calif., Sept. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Mimvi, Inc. (OTCQB: MIMV) unveils a new mobile app discovery service, which, combined with the Company's proprietary search, recommendation and discovery technology, will revolutionize the way consumers discover and gain access to mobile apps.
The groundbreaking technology, which has been under development for several months, and is referred to internally as 'Project Jupiter,' is part of a larger 'augmented reality' (AR) endeavor for the Company that is represented by a series of internal projects code named MAARs (Mobile App Augmented Reality). Powered by Mimvi's proprietary mobile app and discovery recommendations, Jupiter represents the first of several upcoming technology announcements the Company is planning to deliver.
Currently in beta testing and scheduled for release in the coming weeks as a mobile app across both iOS and Android platforms, Jupiter's technology enables anyone with a smartphone to discover relevant mobile apps based on two primary environmental factors: what they see and where they are located. By simply pointing a smartphone's camera to any physical object, Mimvi's proprietary algorithms will process what it sees, and in conjunction with the user's location, smart phone and tablet users will then be presented with a series of meaningful mobile app recommendations.
Commenting on the breakthrough technology, Kasian Franks, Mimvi's Founder and CEO, said: "This technology has the potential to revolutionize the search industry. Not only will it change the way we discover and shop for products and services, it will provide owners of mobile devices a tool which could enhance their lives on many other levels. The economic (or revenue), social and cultural opportunities that this initiative can provide are tremendous. Everyone associated with Mimvi is very excited by this new development."
Mr. Franks went on to provide an example of how the technology could work in the real world, "The algorithms leverage environmental sensors inherent in smart devices. A smartphone user standing on a street corner anywhere in the world can point his or her phone at a particular location, for instance at a shopping mall, and up will pop mobile apps related to the stores in the shopping mall."
Mimvi views this initiative as a fundamental component of its longer term vision and strategy to spearhead the evolution of the Mobile Internet. Michael Poutre, Mimvi's President and COO, expressed his delight about the Company's latest breakthrough: "Mobile apps are the new 'websites' and eventually, just as with websites, every business and individual will have their very own mobile app. Our technology will drive the evolution of this 'megatrend,' And this is just the tip of the iceberg. It represents the first of several new Mimvi initiatives which will shake up the industry and impact our lives in meaningful ways. I believe Mimvi's proprietary technology will have a major say in the business world in the next five to 10 years. This is a very exciting time to be in the Mobile Internet industry, and Mimvi is at its forefront."
Mr. Poutre continued, "Mimvi is helping to ease the transition from the fixed Internet to the Mobile Internet. By 'easing the pain' of consumers and businesses as they transition into the mobile world, we are establishing ourselves as the 'go to' company for all things app. The release of 'Jupiter' is a continuation, and direct result, of the internal changes we have made recently, and in line with our pledge to the street and our shareholders to stay at the cutting-edge of the mobile technology and innovation curve."
For more information about Jupiter and Mimvi, see our website (www.mimvi.com) or contact Investor Relations at: (248)-561-7995.
Headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, Mimvi, Inc. (OTCQB: MIMV) is a pure-play search engine and recommendation technology company. Its (patent pending) proprietary search and "intelligent" recommendation algorithms enable the search and discovery of Mobile Apps, Mobile Content and Mobile Products across multiple devices and platforms, including: the iPhone, Google Android, BlackBerry and Web Apps. Services for iPad, Windows and Samsung are in the pipeline. For more information, please visit: http://www.mimvi.com
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NEW YORK, Sept. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Manatee School of Arts and Sciences is known for its commitment to driving student achievement through the use of technology in the classroom. When tasked with selecting a school-wide literacy program to support its digital mission, administrators unanimously chose McGraw-Hill's LEAD21, a groundbreaking digital K-5 reading program that engages students at all skill levels with an innovative approach to helping students achieve reading proficiency. The implementation of LEAD21 marks the school's first-ever digital adoption. LEAD21 is the first program offered on the McGraw-Hill Companion Touch PC powered by Intel, which was built specifically for elementary education and combines the features of a netbook and a touchscreen tablet.
"Integrating technology into the classroom has always been a priority at our school and we are thrilled to introduce our students to LEAD21, a program with a delivery system that aligns effortlessly with what our students know and love: laptop computers and online challenges," said Miriam Jolly, Manatee School of Arts and Sciences principal. "Our students -- who are passionate digital natives -- finally have a program that will empower them to take control of their learning, strengthen their literacy skills, and keep them engaged throughout each lesson."
Today's students are diverse, with different learning and instructional needs. At the Manatee School of Arts and Sciences, teachers are quickly discovering that LEAD21's digital tools offer instructional resources to teach a variety of learning styles. Teachers also find that LEAD21 assists with classroom management, which impacts the way in which they engage with their students and narrows the achievement gap between all levels of readers. LEAD21 supports a variety of instructional models including classroom differentiation, blended whole group and small group instruction and contains a built-in acceleration plan to ensure students read at or near grade level by the end of the school year. A key feature is the gradual transfer of responsibility from teacher to student that occurs over the course of the program, with students gaining independence as the year progresses. With built-in online assessments, teachers can seamlessly and effectively gauge each student's improvement as they progress through the program and take on more responsibility.
"To succeed in today's global economy, it is imperative that students develop 21st century skills and this starts with strong instruction supported by the latest technologies," says Stephen Mico, senior vice president of McGraw-Hill School Education's Literacy and Humanities group. "We are pleased to partner with the Manatee School to offer a program that will engage students through an innovative approach and to enhance their learning experiences in a subject that is of the utmost importance."
LEAD21 will be used by more than 200 students who attend the Manatee School and read at grade level. For the small percentage of students reading below grade level, remedial programs will be incorporated into daily lessons.
About McGraw-Hill School Education
McGraw-Hill School Education, a unit of McGraw-Hill Education, is a leading global innovator in the development of 21st century teaching and learning solutions for K-12 education markets, offering traditional and digital instructional, assessment, and reference content and tools for teachers and students. McGraw-Hill School Education addresses critical areas in primary and secondary education through Learning Solutions Centers focused on improving student learning outcomes and promoting digital innovation in literacy, STEM, college and career readiness, and intervention and special needs education. All of McGraw-Hill's content for elementary schools and secondary schools is available in digital form. McGraw-Hill Education, a division of The McGraw-Hill Companies , has offices in 33 countries and publishes in more than 65 languages. Additional information is available at http://www.mheducation.com.
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MOSINEE, Wis., Sept. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of its continuing network investment to support growing demand for mobile devices and services, AT&T* today announced the activation of a new cell site in Mosinee that is expected to enhance network coverage for area residents and businesses.
The new cell site is one part of AT&T's ongoing efforts to drive innovation and extend its mobile network. It is also part of our ongoing investment to build the networks that will fuel economic growth and create jobs, and enable AT&T's customers to quickly access the content, applications and services that matter most to them.
"More than ever before, customers look to wireless communications to stay in touch with family, friends and business colleagues," said Scott VanderSanden, president of AT&T Wisconsin. "We're working to make this possible by investing in new wireless coverage in Mosinee. In addition, our recently announced agreement to acquire T-Mobile USA represents a major commitment to strengthen and expand our network. If approved, this deal means that we'll be able to expand the next generation of mobile broadband - 4G LTE - from our current plan of 80 percent of the U.S. population to more than 97 percent."
"Our goal is simple: We want you to have an extraordinary experience when you make a call, or keep your business mobile on your AT&T device," said Dave Fine, AT&T vice president and general manager for AT&T in Wisconsin and Illinois. "As part of the Mosinee and Wausau communities, we're always looking for new opportunities to provide enhanced coverage to help drive growth in the local economy, and our investment in the local wireless network is just one way to accomplish this."
AT&T's mobile network is based on the Global System for Mobile (GSM) standard, the most open and widely used wireless network platforms in the world. AT&T offers data roaming in 200 countries, as well as voice calling in more than 220 countries.
AT&T also operates the nation's largest Wi-Fi network** with nearly 27,000 hotspots in the U.S. and provides access to nearly 190,000 hotspots globally through roaming agreements. Most AT&T smartphone customers get access to our entire national Wi-Fi network at no additional cost, and Wi-Fi usage doesn't count against customers' monthly wireless data plans.
For more information about AT&T's coverage in Mosinee or anywhere in the United States, consumers can visit an AT&T Coverage Viewer. The online tool can measure the quality of coverage based on a street address, intersection, ZIP code or even a landmark.
For updates on the AT&T wireless network, please visit our AT&T network news page.
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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., Sept. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- -- YRC announced it has expanded its mobile service offerings, which will allow customers to view shipping documents on the Android and iPhone through dedicated apps and on all other web enabled phones through the YRC mobile site at http://m.yrc.com. The apps and mobile site enable customers to do a variety of tasks such as tracking shipments, accessing customer service and viewing shipping documents. Customers can also read the latest YRC news through the apps and mobile site.
"The expansion of our mobile service offerings is the latest in our technology enhancements for YRC customers," said Mike Naatz, president - customer care division and chief customer officer for YRC Worldwide. "With our new mobile documents application, YRC customers can immediately access their shipping documents in our system anywhere, anytime, making the shipping process even easier for our customers."
YRC mobile capabilities include:
-- Mobile Shipping Document Application - Customers can view and email necessary shipping documents by simply entering the PRO number and choosing the desired documents. Customers can now view and email bills of lading (BOL), delivery receipts (DR), weight and inspection certificates and BOL and DR manifests from almost any mobile device.
-- Tracking - Customers have the ability to track YRC shipments anytime, anywhere, using the PRO, BOL or PO number.
-- Service Alerts - YRC electronic alerts keep customers in the know, giving them timely notification and the information to determine whether corrective measures are necessary.
-- Rate Quotes - Using their mobile device, customers can obtain rate quotes with or without a YRC account and work directly with YRC online for additional quoting and shipment booking needs.
-- Customer Service - Connect with YRC customer service by chat, email or one-button calling to serve all your transportation needs.
To download the free applications or read more about YRC mobile tools, please visit: http://www.yrc.com/shipping_tools/mobile.html.
YRC, a leading transporter of industrial, commercial and retail goods, specializes in solutions for businesses across North America. Built upon the combined strength of Yellow and Roadway, and headquartered in Overland Park, Kan., YRC operates a comprehensive North America network designed to create flexible, efficient, supply chain solutions that are simply reliable. For more information, visit www.yrc.com
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CHICAGO, Sept. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Newark/element14, a leading multi-channel, high-service electronics distributor in the Americas, and a business of Premier Farnell, announced today it was stocking FCI's 1.25mm-pitch wire-to-board connector series, which features a single-row design available with 2 to 20 circuit positions and suits a wide variety of industrial and consumer applications.
Products in the new series include terminals, polarized crimp housings and PCB headers in straight- and right-angle, surface-mount and through-mount configurations. It meets the European Community Industry Safety Standard and its printed circuit board header material also meets halogen-free guidelines.
"We have continued our commitment to have stock of marketing leading technology from our supplier partners like FCI," said Jeff Uden, VP Product Management, Newark/element14. "This series expands our powerful range of connectivity offerings."
An engineer from FCI is available for technical chat and the series is available for same-day shipping at Newark/element14.
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LOS ANGELES, Sept. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The season of jack-o'-lanterns and ghosts is almost upon us, and savvy consumers are gearing up to make the most out of Halloween 2011. PriceGrabber(R), a part of Experian, just released the results of its Halloween shopping survey, revealing that 53 percent of consumers will spend $50 or less on a costume this year. Twenty percent indicated that they will spend $50 or more, and 17 percent said they will not spend anything on a costume. Conducted from Aug. 30 to Sept. 7, 2011, the survey includes responses from 2,030 U.S. online consumers who indicated that they celebrate Halloween.
PriceGrabber has also launched its Halloween Shopping Guide, including everything consumers need to have a goulish good time on any budget. Visit www.pricegrabber.com/halloween to browse, compare, and purchase costumes for kids, adults, and pets, as well as crafts, accessories, decorations, candy, and more.
Latest costumes and decorations are still a must for consumers
Despite an increasingly tumultuous economic climate, consumers' fervor for a show-stopping Halloween has not waned. PriceGrabber's survey found that 48 percent of respondents with children will purchase their child a brand-new costume this year. Twenty-four percent said they planned to make a costume, and 11 percent plan to borrow or recycle an outfit. Even pets will partake in the festivities this year, as 18 percent plan to dress up their furry friends.
Of the overwhelming 72 percent of respondents who said they planned to decorate their homes this year, 70 percent will purchase their festive decor, compared with 30 percent who will make it themselves. However, they plan to stay on budget, with 73 percent indicating that they will spend $50 or less and only 27 percent planning to spend $50 or more.
Consumers will buy Halloween items both in brick-and-mortar stores and online
When asked whether they plan to shop in stores or online for Halloween costumes and/or decorations, 55 percent of consumers indicated that they will shop at a combination of brick-and-mortar and online retailers. Thirty-five percent of respondents said they will only shop in stores, and 11 percent plan to shop online.
"According to our survey data, consumers still want what's hot for Halloween and are willing to employ some sensible strategies to get the best deal out there," stated Graham Jones, general manager of PriceGrabber. "Shopping both online and in brick-and-mortar stores increases consumers' chances of finding what they want for the best price. For example, shoppers can take advantage of PriceGrabber's mobile shopping app to find the lowest prices on a costume nearby, or they might try on a costume at the local mall and comparison-shop online later to find a deal."
Entertainment- and pop culture-related costumes are likely to fly off shelves this year
Gone are the days of traditional witches, ghosts and monsters. According to PriceGrabber internal Web analytics based on keyword searches from Sept. 7-12, 2011, Halloween shoppers are once again smitten with Lady Gaga(TM), Snooki(TM) and Disney(TM). The top costume themes so far this year fall into the category of movies, television and entertainment and include clothing and accessories related to Lady Gaga(TM), Jersey Shore(TM), Harry Potter(TM), Star Wars(TM), Tangled(TM), Toy Story(TM), Mickey and Minnie Mouse(TM), Pirates of the Caribbean(TM), Captain America(TM), Batman(TM), Hannah Montana(TM) and the Smurfs(TM), among others.
"Consistent with the findings of our internal analytics research from the PriceGrabber Website, our survey data found that 14 percent of consumers already plan to dress their child in a celebrity or movie-themed costume, 13 percent will purchase a superhero costume, and another 13 percent will buy a princess costume," said Jones. "Only 11 percent of shoppers indicated that they will dress their child as something scary. In our 24-7 pop culture-focused society, it comes as no surprise that consumers are aligning their costumes with what they see at the movies and on TV."
To find this year's hottest Halloween essentials including costumes, crafts, decorations and more at the best prices, visit PriceGrabber's 2011 Halloween Shopping Guide at http://www.pricegrabber.com/halloween.
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NEW YORK, Sept. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Scholastic Education announced today that it has sold more than $50 million of READ 180(R) Next Generation since the company released the newest version of the premier reading intervention program in May. The latest upgrade to READ 180 is the result of five years of research and development and includes new technology, instruction and content to help make teachers more effective and students more engaged, and state-of the art supports for the Common Core State Standards.
Already, nearly 20% of all school districts using READ 180 have upgraded to "Next Generation" and will begin using it as they go back to school this fall. Some of those districts include the Clark County (Las Vegas) School District, the Phoenix Union High School District, and the East Baton Rouge Parish School System.
Based upon research by Dr. Ted Hasselbring of the Peabody College of Education at Vanderbilt University, READ 180 first launched in 1999 and, now 12 years later, serves more than one million students every day in schools across the country. More than 40 independent researchers have validated the program's effectiveness over the years.
"With more than a decade worth of research reports and success stories behind it, READ 180 has helped change the trajectory of the lives of countless children and turn around schools and districts that struggled for years to raise reading achievement," said Margery Mayer, President of Scholastic Education. "The school districts we serve expect us to stay on the cutting edge of new technologies. By investing in READ 180 Next Generation, schools are getting new, exciting content that students will love, instruction and training based on the most up-to-date research, and sophisticated technology that is proven to work."
What is READ 180 Next Generation?
Recognizing that raising reading achievement is a responsibility co-owned by teachers, school leaders and students, READ 180 Next Generation includes new tools, instruction and content to support each of those groups.
For teachers, READ 180 Next Generation provides new dashboards to help them become experts on data, differentiating instruction and lesson planning. The dashboard design draws upon user-friendly technologies like those used in online banking to deliver instructional data to teachers anytime/anywhere and helps them sort through it, analyze it and use it to provide targeted instruction that addresses each student's specific needs.
For students, new tools are designed to give them more ownership and accountability over their learning, more motivation to push themselves toward success, and more exciting and relevant content. Student dashboards tap into research on gaming by giving students the ability to more clearly track their progress, see evidence of their success and earn rewards for topping their "personal bests." Rewarding personal achievements and acknowledging individual success is especially motivating for students who have experienced school failure in the past.
For school leaders, Scholastic has created technology that gives school and district leaders access to student-by-student, class-by-class and school-by-school data so they can track the success of their READ 180 implementation. They can sign up for e-mail alerts when various progress indicators are achieved and quickly know where their attention is required, and get snapshots of student success from across a school or district.
For families, Scholastic has launched a new Family Portal designed to connect parents to the classroom. The portal is completely bilingual in English and Spanish and contains information and videos to educate parents about how READ 180 works, how their students' progress is measured, and what they can do at home to support their children's literacy.
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READ 180 is a comprehensive system of curriculum, instruction, assessment, and professional development that helps schools raise reading achievement for struggling readers in grades 4-12. In READ 180 classrooms, students move in small groups through rotations that include adaptive technology, independent reading and direct, individualized instruction from the teacher. The technology tracks student progress every day, delivering personalized instruction to the student and data to the teacher that makes differentiation easy.
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GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo., Sept. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- CIBER, Inc. has announced a $1.3 million Lawson Software implementation project for the Boulder Valley School District. With a focus toward bringing in the best teachers, Boulder Valley School District has selected CIBER to assist in transforming the human capital management and financial systems that support the organization.
CIBER will partner with Boulder Valley School District to help the organization fully utilize the new capabilities of the Lawson Talent Management suite. Through the implementation of Lawson Talent Management, the District plans to improve employee certifications tracking and interoperability with other strategic business functions such as recruiting and teacher contract management.
"We selected CIBER as our implementation partner because of its proven track record in implementing Lawson solutions, its flexible approach to meeting the immediate needs of our District, and its focused attention to the business processes that our Lawson solution will help streamline," said Andrew Moore, chief information officer at Boulder Valley School District.
"CIBER's team worked hard to learn about the Districts' needs in great detail and to establish our credibility as a strong Lawson implementer. We accomplished this through meetings at local user group meetings, and executive leadership meetings that were setup with Boulder Valley Schools," says Beth Dvoracek, Lawson practice leader at CIBER.
CIBER is one of Lawson's most experienced and knowledgeable business partners. CIBER has vast experience with Lawson solutions, and has not only been a Lawson technology and implementation partner since 1995, but is also one of the first Lawson partners with consultants who are certified on Lawson Talent Management.
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
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NEW YORK, Sept. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Search is king for small businesses, and one of the most cost-effective options is a local business pages telephone directory listing to target local and regional markets. Businesses that use a wireless phone for business or want to publicize the mobile numbers of their service and sales representatives can now get their numbers listed in Verizon's local business white pages directories and included in national 411 directory assistance. The wireless numbers can be from any mobile provider, not just Verizon Wireless.
"Even in today's online world, consumers still often rely on business directories to search for service providers and stores," said Dave Lobo, manager of Verizon LiveSource Group product marketing and development. "We know that many small businesses need to stay in immediate contact with their customers, and they choose to use a wireless phone number to do this. In the hypercompetitive environment of today, businesses need to tap into any and all available resources at their disposal to build awareness, generate leads, increase sales and keep customers happy. With our 411 business listings, wireless phone numbers used by businesses are listed in our national database and the local directories of the businesses' choice, bringing them additional exposure and increasing their accessibility."
Setting up a new listing in a Verizon directory can be done in easy steps at https://www22.verizon.com/multimedia/listings. The price of a listing varies by state and can range from $1.15 to slightly under $5 per month, making the listing a highly cost-effective way for a small business to be found by local consumers.
Verizon's business directory listings are available in 12 states (California, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Texas and Vermont) and the District of Columbia. For more information on Verizon small business services and search, go to www.verizon.com/smallbusiness.
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In addition to Internet, TV and phone service, Verizon also offers small businesses many cloud-based, or online, services such as encryption and security solutions, plus an easy do-it-yourself website design application, and additional discounts on supplies and shipping. Visit the Verizon Small Business Center at http://business.verizon.net for more information.
More information on Verizon's products and services for small businesses is also available by calling 888-481-0387 or visiting www.verizon.com/smallbusiness.
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SAN JOSE, Calif., Sept. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Notify Technology Corporation today announced that it has signed an OEM agreement with CommonTime Ltd to integrate Notify's NotifyMDM functionality with CommonTime's enterprise mobile application platform, mDesign, to create a new management gateway for CommonTime's customers worldwide.
With mDesign, United Kingdom-based CommonTime specializes in providing corporate customers with the tools to design, develop, deploy and manage cross platform mobile applications that fully integrate with back office systems such as SAP, Oracle, SAGE and Domino applications.
CommonTime also offers a corporate email solution, called mSuite, which allows mobile workers access to their Lotus Notes email as well as mobilized Domino applications, instant messaging, contacts, calendar, tasks and notes (PIM) while on the move, within a secure and managed framework.
Notify's advanced mobile device management technology provides organizations and enterprises of any size with unprecedented simplicity in centralized management and control of an array of wireless device platforms, such as Apple iOS, Android, BlackBerry, Windows Mobile, Windows Phone and select Nokia S60 Symbian wireless devices, to help address their needs for security, visibility, and device management. Notify's advanced device management technology provides a number of features including policy creation and enforcement for corporate or individual liable devices, compliance management, real time device statistics, audit tracking, application management, file sharing, asset tracking, report generation, and a self service end user portal.
"We are excited to work with CommonTime to create an integrated solution that will enhance their enterprise application customers' experience managing smartphones and tablets," said Paul DePond, President and Founder of Notify Technology. "CommonTime has been recognized as an industry leader in providing mobility solutions to the Lotus Domino market for many years. The Notify-CommonTime relationship will expand Notify's market for providing enterprise mobile device management solutions. The customer demand for supporting smartphones and tablets in the enterprise has been overwhelming as enterprises and organizations of all sizes continue to define their mobile device management requirements."
"Incorporating the Notify MDM solution with CommonTime mDesign and mSuite gives our customers a visionary, highly functional and leading MDM to manage their e-mail or business application needs," said Ian Knight, CEO of CommonTime Ltd. "This combined with extended platform support including BlackBerry devices will cover all of our clients' current and future mobile business solution requirements. With analysts such as Gartner predicting huge growth in the use of mobile business applications over the next three years, we believe this partnership will provide significant advantages for our customers."
With over 16 years of mobility experience, CommonTime continues to deliver first class mobile and wireless solutions for organizations worldwide. CommonTime's client base has expanded significantly during this time, and includes many Fortune 1000 / FTSE 500 companies and Government organizations. CommonTime has operations in Idaho, the United Kingdom, France, Hungary and a partner channel throughout Europe, Asia, and Australia. This has been further supplemented by our technical partner network including: IBM, Microsoft, HTC, Symbian, and HP/Palm. For more information about CommonTime and its products please visit www.commontime.com.
About Notify Technology Corporation
Founded in 1994, Notify Technology Corporation is an independent software vendor (ISV) who has specialized in wireless mobility solutions and services for the past 10 years. Notify's products including NotifyLink, NotifySync and NotifyMDM support all major smartphone and tablet platforms independent of wireless carrier or network. Notify sells its mobility products directly and through authorized resellers internationally. Notify is an official Apple iOS Enterprise Development Partner, Android Development Partner, BlackBerry Development Partner, Windows Mobile/Windows Phone Development Partner, and Symbian Alliance Member. The Company is headquartered in San Jose, California with product development and technical support located in Canfield, Ohio. For more information about Notify and it products please visit www.notifycorp.com.
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REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Sept. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- XcelMobility Inc. , ("Company" or "Xcel") is pleased to announce that it has completed a reverse take-over (RTO) of CC Mobility Limited ("CC Mobility").
On August 30, 2011, XcelMobility Inc. closed a voluntary share exchange transaction with CC Mobility Limited and the shareholders of CC Mobility pursuant to a Share Exchange Agreement dated July 5, 2011 by and among Xcel, CC Mobility, the Selling Shareholders and Shenzhen CC Power Corporation ("CC Power").
XcelMobility Inc. (formerly CC Power) is primarily engaged in the research, development and commercialization of applications for mobile devices that access the Internet utilizing mobile phone networks. XcelMobility's flagship product is the Mach 5 accelerator that enables subscribers to access and utilize the Internet significantly faster than without the product. XcelMobility also produces other products for mobile phones that leverage off the performance of the Mach 5 product as well as products that increase the speed of Virtual Private Networks.
"This is a very positive move forward for XcelMobility as we strive to make an immediate impact in the telecommunications field. The XcelMobility management has set a mandate to be a leader and innovator and bring products that will make an immediate impact to our users. Our marquee product is the Mach 5 browser, which provides users the fastest browsing experience available for your phone, tablet or mobile computer. The Mach 5 browser has been tested by 6 of the world's largest cellular carriers; China Telecom, China Unicom, China Mobile, NTT Docomo, Softbank and KDDI, and they have all independently verified that Mach 5 provides 5 to 10 times faster access to the Internet than standard web browsers," stated Ron Strauss, Chairman. "This lighting fast speed is capable due to the advanced compression technology and banks of servers XcelMobility has located in the markets it serves. This huge investment in software and strategically located networks provides the fastest access to the web for any device using a cellular carrier to connect to the Internet. Mach 5 enables users to load applications, videos and web pages faster than ever. Its speed also enables users to utilize other sophisticated XcelMobility applications as well as complex applications from other software companies that traditionally bog down and kill ordinary mobile browsers."
XcelMobility will continue to focus on the introduction of their products to the Asian market due to the size of the market, and the tremendous use of the Asian market in accessing the Internet and social media through mobile devices. The company will also continue to pursue new business opportunities in North America, Europe, China, Japan and South Korea.
XcelMobility is currently deriving revenue from subscriptions to purchase its products and plans to increase its revenues by expanding its marketing efforts and to broaden its product offering to include software sales to cell phone manufacturers and provide application sales and enhanced products directly to consumers. XcelMobility currently has approximately 1,030,000 free and paying customers.
Please visit the company's website for more information: www.xcelmobility.com
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XcelMobility is a US based company focused on the research, development and commercialization of technologies for mobile Internet users. The Company has developed several innovative products, which significantly enhance the performance of smartphones, tablets and netbooks, that connect to the Internet using cellular carriers. Due to the vast size of the mobile market in Asia and this market's propensity co connect to the Internet using mobile devices, XcelMobility is currently focusing its commercialization efforts in Asia. For more information visit: www.xcelmobility.com
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SAN DIEGO and MISSISSAUGA, Ontario, Sept. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Novatel Wireless, Inc. , a provider of wireless broadband access solutions, and Bell today announced the launch of the 4G LTE Novatel Wireless U679 Turbo Stick (also known as the Ovation(TM) MC 679 USB modem) on Bell Mobility's new 4G LTE network. The 4G LTE Novatel Wireless U679 offers Bell Mobility customers in LTE coverage areas mobile Internet download speeds as fast as 75 Megabits per second (Mbps) with typical speeds ranging between 12 and 25 Mbps and up to 100 Mbps as the platform evolves.
"The desire to leverage the latest 4G LTE speeds on-the-go is a palpable and growing trend in many markets today," said Rob Hadley, CMO, Novatel Wireless. "We are proud to launch on Bell's new 4G LTE network our cutting edge 4G LTE Novatel Wireless U679 Turbo Stick and believe Bell Mobility customers will applaud its speed, compact design and ease-of-use."
The 4G LTE Novatel Wireless U679 - the slimmest and most compact 4G LTE USB modem on the market today - comes equipped with an internal MIMO receive antenna, for optimal performance when users need it most and is backwards compatible to both Dual Carrier HSPA+ networks offering speeds up to 42 Mbps (typical between 7 and 14 Mbps) or HSPA+ offering speeds up to 21 Mbps (typical between 3.5 and 8 Mbps).
Bell's 4G LTE network is the first and only Canadian LTE network to offer customers Dual Carrier 42 Mbps speeds when outside of LTE coverage areas.
"Launching our new 4G LTE network in some of Canada's most populous areas including the Waterloo region innovation hub and the country's largest wireless market in the Toronto area, demonstrates Bell's commitment to the continued growth of the country's wireless ecosystem," said Adel Bazerghi, Senior Vice President of Products at Bell Mobility. "With award-winning innovation, proven performance and reliability associated with the Novatel Wireless design, we're excited to introduce our customers to the 4G LTE Novatel Wireless U679 - delivering 4G LTE speeds in a small and efficient form factor."
Compatible with both Windows(R) and Mac(R) operating systems, the easy to use plug-and-play 4G LTE Novatel Wireless U679 Turbo Stick is available at Bell stores and online for $59.95 on a three year term or for $199.95 with no term.
Please visit Bell.ca/LTE for more details or to purchase the device.
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Novatel Wireless, Inc. is a leader in the design and development of intelligent wireless solutions based on 2G, 3G and 4G technologies providing wireless connectivity. The company delivers specialized wireless solutions to carriers, distributors, retailers, OEMs and vertical markets worldwide. Product lines include MiFi Intelligent Mobile Hotspots, Ovation USB modems, Expedite embedded modules, Enfora smart M2M modules, and Enfora integrated M2M solutions. These innovative products provide anywhere, anytime communications solutions for consumers and enterprises. Headquartered in San Diego, California, Novatel Wireless is listed on NASDAQ: NVTL. For more information please visit www.nvtl.com. (NVTLG)
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THE WOODLANDS, Texas, Sept. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- AppTech Corp CEO, Eric Ottens announced today the release of the Company's financials for the quarter ending 06-30-2011. "We were significantly delayed regarding the release of the financial statements because our previous CPA took a position with a corporation based in Colorado and we had to find a new accounting firm. We have retained the services of Ham, Langston and Brezina, LLP as our new CPAs and we look forward to working with them for our future accounting needs.
"We also wish to announce that we released two new game apps, 'Pool Shooter' and 'Shooter.' Both apps are available for download on iPhones and iPads. The apps sell for 99 cents each. The first game app that we released in July 2011, 'Dice Shooter,' is receiving very favorable reviews on the App Store, garnering an average of four out of five stars. We will shortly release the Pro version of Dice Shooter for 99 cents. It is a fun game and we encourage our supporters to download Dice Shooter and all of our game apps."
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