Companies news of 2012-09-13 (page 1)

  • Nationwide Building Society goes live with Hubwoo's B2B network, sourcing, and procurement...
  • William Hill Launch New Alert Service with Priority Prices!
  • Brand Leaders Choose Lionbridge Global Marketing Operations To Manage Digital Marketing In...
  • ConsultantLive Features Special Coverage of Type 2 Diabetes
  • Announces New Book: The Baby Bump Twins And Triplets Edition100s of Secrets to...
  • "Dow Jones and Carbon Disclosure Project Recognize AT&T's Sustainability Efforts" by Beth...
  • IBM Helps Cities Worldwide Measure Public Social Sentiment on Critical IssuesIBM Social...
  • William Hill Launch New Alert Service with Priority Prices!
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    Nationwide Building Society goes live with Hubwoo's B2B network, sourcing, and procurement solutions in the cloudNationwide transforms its procurement process, putting 100% of Spend Under Management

    PARIS, Sept. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --Hubwoo , a leading global provider of B2B buying and selling solutions in the cloud, today announced that Nationwide Building Society is live with Hubwoo's B2B network, sourcing, and procurement solutions in the cloud, integrated to Nationwide's Oracle enterprise solutions, putting 100% of spend under management and projecting benefits to exceed GBP 26million per annum.


    Nationwide Building Society, headquartered in Swindon, UK, is the largest building society in the world. Nationwide's initiative is to transform the efficiency and end-user experience for the sourcing and procurement process across the company, with the key objective of driving bottom line savings. An extensive selection process resulted in the decision to implement Hubwoo in the cloud via a five year subscription for cloud technology and services.

    Barry Hooper, Head of Procurement for Nationwide stated "This is going to change the way that Nationwide Procurement operates. We have chosen Hubwoo as our cloud procurement provider, because of their ability to integrate with our back office processes and help drive rapid and sustainable value to our business."

    Nationwide had been working with a procurement process that was largely manual. This had resulted in over 80% of purchases being off-contract and constrained spend visibility or analysing spend against category. Nationwide wanted an integrated process across sourcing, contracts and buying to allow requisitioners to perform their own buying while still allowing procurement management to control and track spend.

    In order to maximise user adoption, the chosen solution was presented to Nationwide in February with the approach of a mock auction for a space rocket. Teams of internal buyers were pitted against each other to bid for a rocket after being treated to live demonstrations of each of the core systems - iAnalyse, iSource and iBuy (Nationwide's names). The mock auction proved to be an effective method for showing the organisation how the new systems can be leveraged to optimise the sourcing and procurement processes. Nationwide have over 20,000 users in the Hubwoo solution.

    Nationwide has already migrated over 1,500 historic contracts and cleansed historic spend data working towards a goal of getting 80% of spend on contract by Summer 2013.

    Supplier rationalisation has started with 12,000 suppliers being managed down to 2,000 and now 80% of spend goes through just 40 suppliers allowing optimum contract negotiation.

    Nationwide estimates that the total hard and soft benefits of the new improved process will exceed GBP 26 million per annum.

    Solution scope for Nationwide

    --  The Business Network - Hubwoo's market-leading B2B collaboration network
    - accelerates value by mass enabling thousands of trading partners
    electronically through a guaranteed onboarding commitment
    --  Hubwoo eAnalyze - Spend analysis service offering via the cloud -
    identifies savings potential, priorities and supply risk
    --  Hubwoo eSource - Sourcing and supplier information management via the
    cloud - negotiates savings through RFx and reverse-auction processes
    --  Hubwoo eContract - Contract lifecycle management via the cloud - applies
    sourcing savings via repeatable and compliant contract management
    --  Hubwoo eBuy - eProcurement solution via the cloud - realises savings by
    bringing maverick spend on-contract
    --  Hubwoo Catalog & Search -  Best-in-class cloud catalog content authoring
    and search capabilities - increases spend under management through
    automation and consumer-friendly search experience
    --  Hubwoo Services Procurement - Cloud solution that shrinks services spend
    by bringing simple and complex services under management
    --  Master Data Exchange - Cloud integration framework that reduces
    administration through master data exchange between the cloud and
    Nationwide's on-premise Oracle solutions

    About Hubwoo (

    Hubwoo is a leading global provider of B2B buying and selling solutions in the cloud. The Company manages a Business Network with over 300,000 active businesses and over 100 major international corporations as buyer customers of which 50+ are in the Global 1000. Significant customers include Honeywell, Shell, Evonik, EDF, Nokia, Monsanto, Michelin, Henkel, Statoil, The Hershey Company, CONSOL Energy, EcoPetrol, Carl Zeiss, Burton's Foods, and The Dow Chemical Company.
    Hubwoo has major operations in France, multiple U.S. centers, Germany, the U.K., Philippines, Belgium, and Eastern Europe.Listed in Compartment C on the Euronext Paris Eurolist.
    ISIN: FR0004052561, Euronext: HBW, Reuters: HBWO.PA, Bloomberg: HBW:FP

    PRN Photo Desk, Hubwoo

    CONTACT: Rinus Strydom, SVP Marketing and Solution Strategy,

    Web site:

    William Hill Launch New Alert Service with Priority Prices!

    LONDON, September 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

    William Hill - The UK's Number One bookmaker is introducing a betting first with the launch of their brand new Priority Prices innovation this Saturday.

    From a company with a proven record for delivering enhanced odds on the biggest events the Priority Prices innovation will see William Hill offer punters the opportunity, via a simple registration process, to gain advance notice of standout odds on the biggest sporting events.

    Whether you bet with [ ] in-shop or via your mobile, you will be able to sign-up for advanced alerts - ahead of the rest of the world - on each Priority Price offer.

    To sign-up for Priority Prices alerts either: - Text 'Priority' to 87004 - Follow @Priority Prices [ ] on Twitter - Register on [ ]

    Kate Miller, spokeswoman for William Hill, said: ''This is a first for the betting industry where subscribed customers can gain advance notification on enhanced odds ahead of the rest of the gambling community. It's free to sign-up and we're committed to only offering industry-best odds. It's another weapon to add to any punters' armoury.''

    William Hill is only able to offer a limited number of Priority Prices for each event, but as part of this very special scheme, William Hill will be keeping its customers informed on Priority Prices release dates, number of bets available at that price, as well as regular updates on how many bet numbers remain available.

    So join the club and take advantage of these unmissable odds by signing up to Priority Prices from Saturday 15th September.



    William Hill, The Home of Betting, is one of the world's leading betting and gaming companies, employing more than 15,000 people. Founded in 1934, it is now the UK's largest bookmaker with over 2,370 licensed betting offices (LBOs) that provide betting opportunities on a wide range of sporting and non-sporting events, gaming on machines and numbers-based products including lotteries. William Hill Online ( ) is one of Europe's leading online betting and gaming businesses, providing customers with the opportunity to access William Hill's products online, through their mobile, by telephone and by text services. William Hill PLC is listed on the London Stock Exchange and generates revenues of over GBP1.1bn a year.

    William Hill Organisation

    CONTACT: Kate Miller, PR Director, T: +44(0)20-8918-3947, M:
    +44(0)7725-446317, E:

    Brand Leaders Choose Lionbridge Global Marketing Operations To Manage Digital Marketing In Local Markets WorldwideComplete Integrated Solution Drives Brand Consistency and Local Relevance throughout the Global Customer Lifecycle; Reduces Cycle Times By 30 Percent,Increases Global Campaign Results

    WALTHAM, Mass., Sept. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Lionbridge Technologies, Inc. today announced that more than 20 market leaders have chosen Lionbridge's Global Marketing Operations (GMO) to produce, manage, deliver and optimize multichannel digital marketing campaigns and content in local markets worldwide. Lionbridge GMO clients span multiple market sectors and include market leaders such as Canon, Capital One, Cisco, Expedia, Master Control, Microsoft, Midtronics, PTC and Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines.

    Lionbridge GMO helps marketing teams solve the complexity and time challenges associated with managing and measuring digital marketing initiatives across multiple geographies, cultures and technical architectures. As an integrated outsourced solution, Lionbridge GMO optimizes and centralizes global digital marketing activities that are typically scattered across numerous parties (agencies, translators, IT, in-country marketing and corporate marketing). As a result, GMO clients can manage all their global digital marketing channels and address common marketing issues such as:

    --  Increasing website traffic and conversions across all global markets
    --  Balancing global consistency and local relevance in campaign design,
    copy and localization
    --  Streamlining the management of multilingual website content
    --  Reducing cycle times to rollout global campaigns and product launches

    Using a consistent, SaaS-enabled process, GMO streamlines all execution activity and eliminates high costs, long cycle times, errors and frustration. GMO complements clients' existing agency relationships and IT systems, while optimizing all aspects of global marketing operations management. As a result, global marketers can develop globally configurable, locally optimized marketing campaigns that adhere to corporate brand guidelines. Lionbridge GMO clients have reported significant business value including:

    --  30-50% increase in search engine traffic
    --  10-30% uplift in global campaign performance
    --  30% reduction in campaign cycle times
    --  30% reduction in total marketing execution costs

    "Most companies are struggling with global marketing execution given the explosion in digital channels and compressed cycle times," said Marc Osofsky, Senior Vice President, Marketing, Lionbridge. "Lionbridge GMO solves these challenges. Our unique global customer lifecycle framework integrates publishing, content creation and translation to create a streamlined global marketing process that reduces turnaround time, accelerates time to market and increases local market relevance. By unbundling agency spend and streamlining digital marketing execution, our clients are broadening their global reach and reducing costs."

    About Lionbridge GMO
    Using Lionbridge's proven in-market expertise developed through its 15 years' localization and translation services industry experience, GMO provides global marketers a complete portfolio of global marketing operations services including campaign management, international web management and digital operations, website translation, global search engine optimization and marketing, and content development and transcreation.

    About Lionbridge
    Lionbridge enables more than 800 world-leading brands to increase international market share, speed adoption of products and effectively engage their customers in local markets worldwide. Using our innovative cloud technology platforms and our global crowd of more than 120,000 professional cloud workers, we provide translation, online marketing, global content management and application testing solutions that ensure global brand consistency and local relevancy across all touch points of the customer lifecycle. Based in Waltham, Mass., Lionbridge maintains solution centers in 26 countries. To learn more, visit

    Forward looking statements
    This press release contains express or implied forward-looking statements, including statements relating to market and customer acceptance and use of GMO services and the expected benefits of use for customers (including reduction of campaign and marketing costs and campaign cycle time, as well as global performance uplift and increased search engine traffic). Lionbridge's actual experiences and results may differ materially from those discussed in the forward-looking statements. Factors that might cause such a difference include the timing and speed of customer and user acceptance of GMO services and risks associated with competition l and competing technologies. For a more detailed description of the risk factors associated with Lionbridge, please refer to Lionbridge's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 14, 2012.

    Lionbridge is a trademark or registered trademark of Lionbridge Technologies, Inc. in the U.S. and throughout the world.

    Sara Buda
    Lionbridge Technologies

    Tim Hurley/Emily Snyder
    MATTER Communications for Lionbridge

    Lionbridge Technologies, Inc.

    Web site:

    ConsultantLive Features Special Coverage of Type 2 Diabetes

    NORWALK, Conn., Sept. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- UBM Medica US announces that offers special, in-depth coverage of evolving science, practical clinical strategies, and the newest medications to help primary care clinicians manage their patients with type 2 diabetes and related comorbidites.

    What some call the "obesogenic" American lifestyle affects people of all ages and in increasing numbers. The associated high calorie, sedentary habits help fuel the multiple metabolic dysfunctions that lead to diabetes and dangerous associated illnesses including hypertension and hyperlipidemia.

    ConsultantLive distills the vast amount of new information available on optimal diabetes management for the busy office-based physician. Formats are concise and include short, interactive clinical cases with diagnostic and treatment tips; highlights of new clinical guidelines that can be quickly translated into practice; and commentary on best practices from key opinion leaders.

    Some recent samples from our comprehensive Diabetes Topic Center:

    --  Type 2 Diabetes and America's Obesogenic Mess
    --  Diabetes, Hypertension, Hyperlipidemia: Control Them All
    --  Intensive Insulin Therapy in Newly Diagnosed Diabetes: Case Study
    --  The 2012 ADA/EASD Clinical Guidelines: Winners and Losers
    --  Glycemic Control and Weight Loss: New Drug Supports Both

    About UBM Medica US

    Addressing today' s healthcare information needs, UBM Medica US delivers strategic, integrated communications solutions and comprehensive reach--online, in print, and via custom programs. Improving the effectiveness of healthcare through information and education, UBM Medica US provides unbiased clinical, practical, and business information for physicians, providers, payers, and patients around the world. Through journals, magazines, websites, online communities, drug databases, digital events, and other valuable resources, UBM Medica US also delivers comprehensive communication solutions for the pharmaceutical and related industries. Websites include,,,,,, and UBM Medica US is part of UBM Connect - which provides marketing services across a number of communities, the largest of which are healthcare, medical device design and advanced manufacturing. UBM Connect also includes UBM Studios, the global leader in interactive digital environments. UBM Connect is a UBM plc company. For more information, visit

    Media contact:
    Jason J. Golden
    Content Marketing Manager

    UBM Medica US

    Web site: Announces New Book: The Baby Bump Twins And Triplets Edition100s of Secrets to Surviving Those 9 Long Months With Multiples on BoardFrom How Much to Eat for Two (or More!) to What to Expect in the Delivery Room, The Baby Bump Twins and Triplets Edition Covers the Most-Asked Twin Pregnancy Questions

    NEW YORK, Sept. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- It's true: Twin birth rates among women have jumped by nearly 100 percent since 1980! Becoming pregnant is hugely exciting (and overwhelming) on its own, but when you're pregnant with twins or triplets, there are even more things to think about. Can your babies kick each other? What's a mixed delivery? Will they grow at the same rate?


    Pregnant moms of twins and multiples can ease all of their worries with The Baby Bump Twins and Triplets Edition, an extensive and comprehensive guide from Carley Roney and the editors of, the fastest-growing pregnancy and parenting resource. Filled with expert and real-mom advice on everything you need to know about giving birth and caring for the babies, this book is the go-to resource for moms of twins, triplets or more!

    Featuring tips and advice on everything future mamas of multiples want to know--including how the babies will develop week by week (and how it's different from singletons), what to eat (and how to make sure they're both--or all--getting enough), what to really expect in the delivery room and how to deal with those first few weeks when you have twins or triplets--reading this book is like chatting with a been-there, done-that best friend. The Baby Bump Twins and Triplets Edition is the must-have resource for the mom-to-be having twins, offering a wealth of knowledge and useful features such as birth plans, a special what-to-buy guide just for twins and triplets, a sleep tracker, a daily scheduler and a maternity wardrobe checklist.

    "Being pregnant with one baby is tough enough, but when you find out you're having two or three, this exciting journey can become even more overwhelming," says Carley Roney, editor in chief of "Our twins and triplets community on has been growing by leaps and bounds, and our multiples mamas demanded a 'twin-friendly' edition of The Baby Bump. The Baby Bump Twins and Triplets Edition is the only comprehensive resource that answers all your multiples pregnancy questions in one place."

    To receive further information on and The Baby Bump Twins and Triplets Edition, or to speak with an editor, please contact Melissa Bach at (212) 515-3594 or

    About the Author
    Carley Roney is the cofounder and editor in chief of and big-sister site Carley built one of the largest networks of lifestage websites--all while experiencing three pregnancies, countless late-night breastfeeding sessions, toddler milestones and temper tantrums. She lives with her family in Brooklyn, New York.

    The Bump is the only multiplatform resource giving first-time moms the inside scoop on fertility, pregnancy and new mommyhood, reaching millions of moms each year through The Bump Network, including, and The Bump local guide. The Bump editorial team, "born" on The Knot, provides new moms stage-by-stage advice, stylish ideas, local resources, interactive tools and a savvy online community who are obsessed with knowing about everything baby. The Bump is a part of XO Group Inc. , a global media and technology leader devoted to weddings, pregnancy and everything in between. Follow The Bump on Twitter @thebump.

    The Baby Bump Twins and Triplets Edition by Carley Roney and the editors of

    ISBN 9781452106656| Chronicle Books | $18.95

    Melissa Bach
    Public Relations Manager
    (212) 515-3594

    PRN Photo Desk,

    Web site:

    "Dow Jones and Carbon Disclosure Project Recognize AT&T's Sustainability Efforts" by Beth Shiroishi

    DALLAS, Sept. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Creating a stronger future through sustainable business practices is a goal shared across all aspects of AT&T . And, at a company with large and diverse operations like ours, it takes a strong coordinated effort to successfully manage and measure these efforts.

    Over the past several years, we've worked hard to create real change and are encouraged by the progress we've made as we've refined and improved our sustainability efforts. Examples of our initiatives range from implementing an energy scorecard that helps us measure and reduce our energy use at our top 1,000 energy consuming locations, to investing $100 million through our Aspire program with another $250 million planned over five years, which aims to help all students graduate from high school ready for college and careers. This progress is documented in our annual sustainability report, which we presented this year in a first-of-its-kind online interactive format that made our sustainability story more accessible than ever before.

    We're also encouraged and humbled by the fact that our efforts are being recognized by leading external organizations. Earlier this week, we learned that AT&T earned a spot on the Carbon Disclosure Project's (CDP) Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index, and that we've been included for a third consecutive year in the 2012 Dow Jones Sustainability Index North America (DJSI).

    These distinctions are especially meaningful to us at AT&T because they reflect the understanding and value of using data to ensure a well-run business. As Paul Simpson, chief executive officer of CDP, notes, this distinction is directly tied to how well companies like AT&T manage and measure their broader climate efforts:

    "Companies that make the Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index have demonstrated strong internal data management practices for the measurement of greenhouse gas emissions and energy use. They are also giving clear consideration to the business issues related to climate change and their exposure to climate-related risks and opportunities."

    I'd like to take this opportunity to extend a genuine and heartfelt "thank you" to my coworkers at AT&T who work hard every day to move our sustainability efforts forward. Data management at a company of our size is no easy feat, so I'd also like to offer a special "congratulations" to those who dedicate their time and energy to helping ensure our data is complete and accurate for submission to Dow Jones and CDP.

    Though earning spots on these indexes is encouraging and reflects positively upon AT&T's company-wide efforts to create a brighter future, we know that there is always more work to be done, and greater accomplishments to be made. We look forward to continuing our efforts to define and refine best practices for managing and measuring these initiatives, and to creating a more sustainable company while strengthening the communities in which we live and work.

    AT&T Inc.

    CONTACT: Alison Burke, +1-202-772-6961

    Web site:

    IBM Helps Cities Worldwide Measure Public Social Sentiment on Critical IssuesIBM Social Sentiment Index: Analysis of Traffic in India's Three Largest Cities Reveals What Citizens Feel is Impacting Congestion in Their City Most

    ARMONK, N.Y. and NEW DELHI, Sept. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Today at the IBM Smarter Cities Forum in New Delhi, India, IBM unveiled a new social sentiment capability based on sophisticated analytics technologies to help cities around the world better measure and understand public opinions on key city issues and services such as public transportation or education.

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    The company also unveiled findings from the latest IBM Social Sentiment Index on traffic, which looked at public sentiment across India's largest cities - Bangalore, New Delhi and Mumbai. Analysis of publically available social media showed that the worst congestion is primarily caused by accidents and bad weather (three out of four times) when looking at the three cities together. It also indicated some interesting variations between the cities analyzed. For example, social conversation in Mumbai about stress around traffic is about half as high as Bangalore and New Delhi; references to the impact of rush hour on congestion in New Delhi are between five and seven times more negative than in Bangalore and Mumbai.

    With a wealth of online content and public commentary on social channels such as Twitter and Facebook, city officials need new ways to measure positive, neutral and negative opinions shared by citizens regarding important city issues. IBM's advanced analytics and natural language processing technologies used to analyze large volumes of public social media data in order to assess and understand citizen opinions are now available to city governments around the world via new capabilities delivered with the IBM Intelligent Operations Center (IOC) for Smarter Cities. The IOC - which combines IBM software and services to integrate city operations through a single dashboard view to help cities improve efficiency - is now augmented with social media analytics capabilities that will help city officials make more informed decisions by looking at unfiltered citizen attitudes and actions, distinguishing between sincerity and sarcasm and even predicting trends as they surface online.

    Combining the knowledge that population will rapidly increase in Bangalore, New Delhi and Mumbai in the coming years, with sentiment on commuters' preferred mode of transportation, could help these cities more accurately plan for needed investments in transportation infrastructure and its potential impact. City officials could also gauge where public awareness campaigns need to be administered to shift commuters to different modes of transport in order to alleviate growing traffic congestion.

    The IBM Social Sentiment Index on transportation in India's three largest cities surfaced several insights including:

    --  The top three factors impacting traffic congestion that citizens in each
    city talked about most online were diverse. Delhites chattered about
    public transportation, weather and the stress of commuting, while
    Bangaloreans show more concern for their overall driving experience,
    construction and parking issues, and Mumbaikars are talking about
    private transportation, accidents and pollution more often.
    --  Conversation in Bangalore around parking is viewed three times more
    negatively than in the other cities.
    --  Despite recent infrastructure improvements, less pollution and a solid
    public transit system, Delhites are experiencing a far higher amount of
    stress (50 percent) than those in Mumbai (29 percent) or Bangalore (34
    percent). Most likely, this can be explained by an uptick in rallies and
    weather events this year, as well as the recent power outage.
    --  Surprisingly, sentiment on the topic of construction was relatively
    positive in Bangalore and New Delhi, and positive and negative sentiment
    on infrastructure in each was relatively even. Together, these may
    suggest that the transportation infrastructure improvements being made
    over the last two years in each city are beginning to positively impact
    --  Analysis shows that the relative negative sentiment for rush hour (35
    percent) is one of the key drivers impacting traffic in New Delhi, which
    may explain why citizens talk about stress significantly more than
    commuters in Mumbai or Bangalore.

    By applying analytics capabilities to the area of social media sentiment, organizations are able to better understand public opinions, and city officials can gain additional insights in order to draw logical conclusions about where they should focus their attentions and resources. For example:

    --  Take Bangalore, the technology hub of India. Understanding that most
    commuters prefer private transportation despite negative sentiment
    around parking and construction may indicate that city officials should
    consider if it makes sense to advocate for more commuters to use mass
    transit and invest in infrastructure that will keep up with demand as
    more companies locate there.
    --  Since Dehlite's indicate that public transportation is the preferred
    mode of transportation, city officials could use this insight to study
    which areas have high ridership and less road traffic and then implement
    similar actions in highly congested areas.
    --  In Mumbai, negative sentiment around traffic and weather at the peak of
    monsoon season (August) generated 5.5 times more chatter than in
    November. If the city could measure the fluctuation of public sentiment
    on these potential causes over time combined with specific weather data
    like rainfall or temperature, it might be able to better prepare to
    divert traffic during monsoon season or determine areas where a public
    safety campaign is needed.

    "Like all rapidly growing cities across the world, there are infrastructure growing pains in many Indian cities," said Guru Banavar, vice president and chief technology officer, Smarter Cities, IBM. "However, when city officials can factor public sentiment - positive, negative or otherwise - around city services like transportation, they can more quickly pinpoint and prioritize areas that are top of mind for their citizens. This could mean more targeted investment, improving a particular city service, more effective communication about a service that is offered, and even surfacing best practices and successful efforts that could be applied to other zones of a city."


    Public social media content was analyzed by IBM Cognos Consumer Insights, which assessed 168,330 online discussions from September 2011 to September 2012 across social platforms including Twitter, Facebook, Blogs, Forums and News Sources and derived 54,234 High Value Snippets through a series of advanced filtration techniques for insight analysis. The IBM Social Sentiment Index helps companies tap into consumer desires and make more informed decisions by looking at unfiltered consumer attitudes and actions, distinguishing between sincerity and sarcasm, and even predicting trends.

    About the IBM Social Sentiment Index

    The IBM Social Sentiment Index uses advanced analytics and natural language processing technologies to analyze large volumes of social media data in order to assess public opinions. The Index can identify and measure positive, negative and neutral sentiments shared in public forums such as Twitter, blogs, message boards and other social media, and provide quick insights into consumer conversations about issues, products and services. Representing a new form of market research, social sentiment analyses offer organizations new insights that can help them better understand and respond to consumer trends. For more information about IBM Business Analytics, please visit: Follow the conversation at #IBMIndex on Twitter.

    For more information about IBM Smarter Cities, visit Follow the conversation at #smartercities on Twitter.

    Registered journalists and bloggers can view and download video and images here.

    Meredith Hannon
    (512) 740 3285

    PRN Photo Desk, IBM

    William Hill Launch New Alert Service with Priority Prices!

    LONDON, September 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

    William Hill - The UK's Number One bookmaker is introducing a betting first with the launch of their brand new Priority Prices innovation this Saturday.

    From a company with a proven record for delivering enhanced odds on the biggest events the Priority Prices innovation will see William Hill offer punters the opportunity, via a simple registration process, to gain advance notice of standout odds on the biggest sporting events.

    Whether you bet with [ ] in-shop or via your mobile, you will be able to sign-up for advanced alerts - ahead of the rest of the world - on each Priority Price offer.

    To sign-up for Priority Prices alerts either: - Text 'Priority' to 87004 - Follow @Priority Prices [ ] on Twitter - Register on [ ]

    Kate Miller, spokeswoman for William Hill, said: ''This is a first for the betting industry where subscribed customers can gain advance notification on enhanced odds ahead of the rest of the gambling community. It's free to sign-up and we're committed to only offering industry-best odds. It's another weapon to add to any punters' armoury.''

    William Hill is only able to offer a limited number of Priority Prices for each event, but as part of this very special scheme, William Hill will be keeping its customers informed on Priority Prices release dates, number of bets available at that price, as well as regular updates on how many bet numbers remain available.

    So join the club and take advantage of these unmissable odds by signing up to Priority Prices from Saturday 15th September.



    William Hill, The Home of Betting, is one of the world's leading betting and gaming companies, employing more than 15,000 people. Founded in 1934, it is now the UK's largest bookmaker with over 2,370 licensed betting offices (LBOs) that provide betting opportunities on a wide range of sporting and non-sporting events, gaming on machines and numbers-based products including lotteries. William Hill Online ( ) is one of Europe's leading online betting and gaming businesses, providing customers with the opportunity to access William Hill's products online, through their mobile, by telephone and by text services. William Hill PLC is listed on the London Stock Exchange and generates revenues of over GBP1.1bn a year.

    William Hill Organisation

    CONTACT: Kate Miller, PR Director, T: +44(0)20-8918-3947, M:
    +44(0)7725-446317, E:

    Mollen, Verizon Wireless and Google to expand access to healthcareNation's largest independent mass immunizer "goes paperless" with the help of Verizon Wireless and Google

    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Sept. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Mollen Immunization Clinics, the nation's largest independent mass immunizer, has joined with Verizon Wireless and Google to expand access to a variety of immunizations.

    Mollen has equipped over 4,000 of its immunization clinics at Walmart and Sam's Club with Google Chromebooks powered by the Verizon Wireless network. More than 25,000 nurses will use Chromebooks this immunization season connected by Verizon Wireless' network to offer and process vaccinations for millions of Americans nationwide.

    Mollen considered a variety of technology solutions before choosing the Chromebook, which allows the company to enhance its vaccination program by offering expanded immunizations to help prevent diseases such as whooping cough, shingles and HPV. The secure, reliable Verizon Wireless network connection helps Mollen's teams of nurses to determine what immunizations are needed, check insurance eligibility, process payments, submit claims, track vaccine inventories and report on clinic volumes in real time, all while helping to protect patient privacy, including under HIPAA.

    "Transforming healthcare in this country depends on expanding access to care and extending the reach of healthcare providers," said John Roehm, CEO, Mollen. "Through our work with Verizon Wireless and Google, we are able to do just that by providing more immunizations in the most convenient and cost effective ways possible."

    In addition, the new technology will allow Mollen to communicate with both state immunization registries as well as the patient's primary care physician. This season, at the request of patients, Mollen can electronically notify participating state immunization registries and primary care physicians when immunizations have been delivered, improving coordination of patient care. In the future, the new technology will also allow Mollen to access immunization records from participating state registries at the patient's request.

    With the new technology, Mollen will also eliminate more than 20 million pieces of paper from its business. "Google and Verizon Wireless have enabled us to take significant costs out of our business," said Mike Cihlar, Mollen's Chief Operating Officer. "As a result of going paperless, we have been able to improve the patient experience while streamlining our processes."

    "We're proud to put the strength of our wireless network to work to help Mollen enhance access to preventative healthcare, which ultimately helps save and improve quality of lives," said Andres Irlando, president, Southwest Region, Verizon Wireless.

    Visit to find Mollen's clinic locations, services offered and to pre-register for immunizations. Individuals may also walk-in to any clinic location without an appointment.

    About Mollen Immunization Clinics
    Mollen enables its customers to deliver and access healthcare services in the most convenient and cost effective ways possible. We do this by leveraging a nationwide network of 200,000 healthcare professionals who provide healthcare services wherever people live, learn, play, work, worship, and shop. Mollen is the largest independent mass immunizer in the country and is focused on leveraging its network of health professionals to deliver more care, more conveniently and more cost effectively to protect the health of American's one person at a time. For more information go to

    About Verizon Wireless
    Verizon Wireless operates the nation's largest 4G LTE network and largest, most reliable 3G network. The company serves 94.2 million retail customers, including 88.8 million retail postpaid customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 78,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications and Vodafone . For more information, visit 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

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    CONTACT: Marc Crouch, Mollen, +1-480-214-2000 ext 488,; Jenny Weaver, Verizon Wireless,

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    hibu signs agreement with Vantiv to offer payments services to small and medium-sized businesses in the U.S.

    READING, England, Sept. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- hibu plc , a leading provider of digital services connecting local consumers and merchants, today announced a strategic relationship with Cincinnati, Ohio based Vantiv, Inc. , a leading provider of payment processing services and related technology solutions for merchants and financial institutions of all sizes. hibu affiliates will provide local businesses in the U.S. with the ability to accept card payments from consumers for their goods and services.

    The relationship is a strong development for hibu as it implements its strategy to deliver exciting new digital services to small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs). For Vantiv, the partnership provides a major growth opportunity.

    As part of hibu's strategy, the agreement with Vantiv demonstrates hibu's delivery of payments services for SMBs. Payments services are also planned to be offered in hibu's other international markets.

    hibu's experienced sales team will be one of the largest to offer payments services in the U.S., initially to its existing customer base of more than 460,000 SMBs. Vantiv has a market leading card processing capability, and together the two companies will offer high quality payments services for SMBs that are differentiated by:

    --  Access to the latest innovative technology, including mobile devices
    --  Transparent, simple and cost-effective pricing
    --  The opportunity to access a growing range of digital services from one
    provider, hibu.

    "We are delighted to be chosen by hibu to deliver to their U.S. SMB customers our integrated suite of electronic payment solutions and services," said Donald Boeding, President of Merchant Services at Vantiv. "Vantiv is well positioned to deliver to hibu's SMB customers the integrated technologies and products that are not only required today, but that will also be required in the future as the payments industry evolves."

    Tony Bates, Chief Financial Officer at hibu, said: "The payments market is changing rapidly and is particularly fragmented in the U.S. With this new initiative, we will help SMBs across the U.S. take advantage of the new technologies and services that are emerging. This will also help them obtain high quality, cost-effective services from a provider that they know and trust. We look forward to working with Vantiv to provide this new opportunity."

    About hibu

    hibu helps communities thrive by facilitating millions of connections each year between consumers who want to find products and services locally and the merchants who provide them.

    hibu helps consumers find local businesses and shop in new, innovative ways. Its dedicated online hibu markets provide comprehensive, convenient access to local goods and services. hibu helps merchants compete in the digital world with a broad range of marketing and commerce solutions delivered online and through hibu's direct sales teams. Building on its heritage as a premier directories provider, hibu continues to offer a full range of print- and distribution-based marketing services.

    hibu operates in the UK, US, Spain, Argentina, Chile, Peru and US Hispanic markets. In the year ended 31 March 2012, hibu had 1.2 million SME customers and total revenues of 1.6 billion.

    For further information about hibu, visit

    About Vantiv, Inc.

    Vantiv, Inc. , is a leading, integrated payment processor differentiated by a single, proprietary technology platform. Vantiv offers a comprehensive suite of traditional and innovative payment processing and technology solutions to merchants and financial institutions of all sizes in the U.S., enabling them to address their payment processing needs through a single provider.

    We build strong relationships with our customers, helping them become more efficient, more secure and more successful. Vantiv is the third largest merchant acquirer and the largest PIN debit acquirer based on number of transactions in the U.S. The company's growth strategy includes expanding further into high growth payment segments, such as prepaid, ecommerce, mobile and information solutions, and attractive industry verticals, such as business-to-business, government, healthcare and education. For more information, visit

    Enquiries hibu - Investors hibu - Media Andrew Clatworthy Jon Salmon Tel: +44 (0) 118 358 2838 Tel: +44 (0) 118 358 2656 Mobile: +44 (0) 7801 977340 RLM Finsbury Andrew Dowler Tel: + 44 (0) 207 251 3801

    hibu plc

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    Fuse Science, Inc. Releases Second Letter to ShareholdersDrop Technology Update

    MIAMI LAKES, Fla., Sept. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Fuse Science, Inc. (OTCQB: DROP), ( an innovative consumer products company that is developing new, patent-pending technologies poised to redefine how consumers receive energy, medicines, vitamins and minerals, today released a second letter to shareholders in a planned series from Chief Executive Officer Brian Tuffin.

    Dear Valued Shareholder:

    In our recent letter to shareholders, and a subsequent teleconference and webcast held on August 28, 2012, we reiterated that the executive team of Fuse Science plans to continue conducting ongoing communication with shareholders regarding the Company's strategies, progress and value creation for shareholders. This letter is the second of three discussing our growth engines and will focus on our Drop Technology. As stated previously, the three main growth engines for Fuse Science, Inc. are:

    1. EnerJel(TM) - Our first growth engine, which we believe will enable us to
    build a profitable base business.
    2. Our Drop Technology - Our second growth engine which is 100% incremental
    to the base business.
    3. The science underlying our EnerJel(TM) and Drop Technology products - our
    third growth engine, designed to further build revenues through licensing
    in the nutraceutical, OTC and pharmaceutical categories

    This effort is to further help educate shareholders in the fundamental strengths of our Company and to address a few common questions to help reinforce the journey ahead.

    Our science has opened the door for the development of products utilizing proprietary topical, consumable, transdermal and sublingual delivery technology. Our work over the past year has delivered what we believe will prove to be a solid base business; the emerging growth engine afforded by our topical EnerJel(TM) brand. In the fourth quarter of 2012, we plan to launch our new consumable Drop Technology products to the general public. This launch is expected to be online and within targeted national and regional retailers across the country who will be first to market. In the very near future, we anticipate announcing the series of lead retail distribution partners for our Drop Technology products.

    The development process for our Drops products has been long and focused to ensure market readiness with the highest quality product, which we believe will represent the true Evolution of Energy(TM) and redefine how athletes get their highly-needed electrolytes to perform at their natural best. Our production plan is advancing through the appropriate stage gates. We will continue this process without compromise to ensure proper readiness in all aspects of this product launch. On Tuesday, September 18(th), we will release the first graphic images of the PowerFuse(TM) and ElectroFuse(TM) brands on our web site,, including the strong integration of key sport figures with more to come.

    Our Drop Technology represents the second growth engine for the Company and both products are designed to help athletes raise their game. We believe these will ultimately transform their product categories and each will be 100% incremental to our EnerJel(TM) base business providing significant additional growth opportunities for our Company.

    As a final point, I would like to inform shareholders that the progression of our Drop Technology formulation, in support of Macular Health's Age Related Macular Degeneration formula, has advanced substantially. Macular Health and Fuse Science have mutually agreed to extend the expiration of the LOI that was announced on August 6, 2012 another 30 days to provide the time required to complete the negotiation and execution of the licensing agreement. Both Companies anticipate that the final formula will be test-ready by September 21(st), 2012, and enter into Macular Health's efficacy validation research and commercialization efforts over the next six months.

    We will continue to provide additional shareholder insight into the business as stated. In the near future, we intend to announce new distribution channels in support of our EnerJel(TM) base business and lead retailers in the Drop launch. We will then complete this series of communications by discussing our science, its efficacy, and why we believe it embodies significant value to shareholders as our third growth engine which is again, 100% incremental to our EnerJel(TM), PowerFuse(TM) and ElectroFuse(TM) brands. We truly appreciate and thank you for your continued support and interest in Fuse Science. We remain committed to the long-term success of our company.


    Brian Tuffin
    Chief Executive Officer
    Fuse Science, Inc.

    About Fuse Science, Inc.
    Fuse Science, Inc. (OTCQB: DROP), is an innovative consumer products holding company based in Miami Lakes, Florida. Fuse Science holds the rights to new, patent-pending technologies poised to redefine how consumers receive energy, medicines, vitamins and minerals. The company maintains the rights to sublingual and transdermal delivery systems for bioactive agents that can now, for the first time, effectively encapsulate and charge many varying molecules in order to produce complete product formulations which can bypass the gastrointestinal tract and enter the blood stream directly - all in a concentrated "DROP" form that is simply applied under the tongue. The Fuse Science technology is designed to accelerate conveyance of medicines or nutrients relative to traditional pills and liquids and can enhance how consumers receive these products. Information about Fuse Science is available online at and or by calling 305-503-FUSE (3873).

    For more information: To schedule an interview: Fuse Science, Inc. Gus DeQuesada Investor Relations Michelsen Advertising Direct: (305) 503-3873, Ext. 2 C-305-733-1410 / 786-488-7138 Email:

    Safe Harbor Statement
    Certain statements and information included in this release may constitute "forward-looking statements" as defined in the Federal Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the company to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied in such statements. Additional discussion of factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from management's projections, estimates and expectations is contained in the Company's SEC filings. The Company assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements as a result of new information, future events or developments, except as required by federal securities laws.

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    SunTrust Enhances Mobile App with Mobile Deposit Capability

    ATLANTA, Sept. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- SunTrust Banks, Inc. recently enhanced its Mobile App with "SunTrust Mobile Deposit" for clients with iPhone or Android devices.

    The added service provides clients with the ability to take photos of checks and deposit them remotely.

    In addition to the convenience provided by SunTrust Mobile Deposit, other key features of the service include:

    --  Next business day funds availability for deposits completed by 9 p.m.
    --  Mobile deposit history along with check images available for review for
    the past five calendar days; and
    --  User-friendly "How Mobile Deposit Works" instruction guide.

    "We're pleased to provide our clients with another convenient way to conduct their banking with us," said Kristen Rankin, SunTrust's Mobile Channel Manager. "They can take advantage of this feature by updating their app through iTunes or Google Play. They can also visit to learn more about all of our mobile functionality or to view the updated Mobile Banking Demo."

    SunTrust Banks, Inc., headquartered in Atlanta, is one of the nation's largest banking organizations, serving a broad range of consumer, commercial, corporate and institutional clients. As of June 30, 2012, SunTrust had total assets of $178.3 billion and total deposits of $128.4 billion. The Company operates an extensive branch and ATM network throughout the high-growth Southeast and Mid-Atlantic states and a full array of technology-based, 24-hour delivery channels. The Company also serves clients in selected markets nationally. Its primary businesses include deposit, credit, trust and investment services. Through various subsidiaries the Company provides mortgage banking, insurance, brokerage, investment management, equipment leasing and investment banking services. SunTrust's Internet address is

    SunTrust Banks, Inc.

    CONTACT: Hugh Suhr, +1-404-827-6813

    Web site:

    Taco Bell Foundation for Teens Expands Its "Graduate to Go Studios" Mentorship Program With A New Location At the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro AtlantaSteven R. McQueen, Zach Roerig, and Michael Trevino of The Vampire Dairies, Music Producer Kevin "Khao" Cates and Other Film & Music Industry Supporters to Attend Grand Opening

    ATLANTA, Sept. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Taco Bell Foundation for Teens today expands its "Graduate to Go Studios" mentorship program with the unveiling of a multi-media Studio at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta's Lawrenceville location. The site is one of four Studios built at Boys & Girls Clubs across the nation, and will include year-round film and music projects, as well as job shadowing opportunities for teens to experience firsthand how their work will apply in the real world.

    Nearly one-third of all Georgia students fail to finish high school in four years. In some metro-Atlanta schools, roughly half of students graduate on time. [1] To address the growing need for mentorship, support and resources for Atlanta teens struggling to graduate, the Taco Bell Foundation for Teens in partnership with the Mark Wahlberg Youth Foundation, will provide more than $100,000 in funding this year to support the Studio program at metro Atlanta Clubs.

    "Academic achievement is critical to building great futures," said Missy Dugan, President and CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta."'The Graduate to Go Studios' program is interactive, memorable and gives our kids a voice. It allows us to build on the passions and dreams our kids already have and provides them with tools and hands-on experiences they can use in the real world."

    During the event, the Vampire Diaries' Steven R. McQueen, Zach Roerig and Michael Trevino, along with music Grammy-nominated producer Kevin "Khao" Cates will share personal stories and experiences as industry professionals and reinforce the importance of helping teens graduate through programs like "Graduate to Go Studios."

    "I'm eager to meet and learn from such successful entertainment artists," said Victor Nkwocha, local teen and member of the 'Graduate to Go Studios' program. "To imagine that I could one day be in their shoes is an exciting goal to work toward."

    Teens participating in the program will also showcase their video and music projects among the 100 Club members and community leaders attending the celebration.

    Local high school students are encouraged to take advantage of the Club's resources, including the new Studio.

    In order to be eligible for studio time, teens must maintain strong grades and be enrolled in school. Mentors are also trained to provide necessary support and resources to those teens who are struggling in school.

    "We cannot afford to ignore the reality that teens in Atlanta and across the nation are struggling to graduate," said Patrick Mulkey, President of the Atlanta Taco Bell Owners Advertising Association, Inc. and local franchise owner. "With the addition of the 'Graduate to Go Studio' at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta, we are further on our way to empowering local teens to create successful futures."

    Since 2004, 113 Atlanta area Taco Bell restaurants have donated nearly $900,000 to Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta. The new Studio at the Lawrenceville Boys & Girls Club joins the A. Worley Brown Boys & Girls Club as the second Studio that the Taco Bell Foundation for Teens is supporting in the metro Atlanta area. Taco Bell restaurants also provide scholarships and support to Teens through the Atlanta Public Schools and its Tacos for Grads program, which provides incentives to at-risk teens who stay in school.

    About Taco Bell Foundation for Teens:
    The Taco Bell Foundation for Teens, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) public benefit corporation, is committed to addressing the growing number of high school dropouts in the U.S. The initiative funds real-world experiences, such as job training and college preparation, proven to motivate teens to stay in school.

    The Foundation serves more than 100,000 teens and awards more than 350 grants and scholarships each year. Support includes the Graduate to Go Multi-Media Studios, Graduate to Go Business Camp, and National Keystone leadership program at 1,600 Boys & Girls Clubs nationwide. For more information about Graduate to Go, visit, and find us on Facebook at

    Since 1995, more than $35 million has been donated to support teen programs at Boys & Girls Clubs of America and other teen-serving organizations with the help of on-going customer, franchisee and employee donations.

    About Taco Bell Corp.
    Taco Bell Corp. ("Taco Bell"), a subsidiary of Yum! Brands, Inc., , is the nation's leading Mexican-style quick service restaurant chain. Taco Bell serves tacos, burritos, signature quesadillas, Grilled Stuft Burritos, nachos, and other specialty items such as Crunchwrap Supreme(R), in addition to the Why Pay More(R) Value Menu. Taco Bell serves more than 36.8 million consumers each week in nearly 5,600 restaurants in the U.S.

    About Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta
    Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta's mission is to save and change the lives of children and teens, especially those who need us most, by providing a safe, positive, and engaging environment and programs that prepare and inspire them to achieve Great Futures. Through 24 Clubs in 10 metro counties, trained and professional staff serve more than 3,800 youth (ages 6-18) daily through programs that foster academic success, healthy lifestyles and character and leadership development. BGCMA also has Camp Kiwanis, a 160-acre outdoor residence camp, and the Youth Art Connection (YAC), a gallery and workspace for young artists. To effectively serve those who need us most, BGCMA asks families to pay annual membership dues of only $35 per child and no child is turned away due to inability to pay. For more information, please visit

    [1] Georgia Department of Education, April 2012

    Taco Bell Foundation for Teens

    CONTACT: Ashley Huggins, 1-202-326-1835,

    Retreaders choose Aftersoft's new retread softwareFree Service Tire and Bastian Tire & Auto Centers select Aftersoft's new VAST FA/R Retread management software

    BARNSLEY, England, Sept. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- MAM Software Group, Inc. and its North American subsidiary, Aftersoft Network NA, is pleased to announce that Free Service Tire and Bastian Tire & Auto Centers, retreaders based in Tennessee and Pennsylvania respectively, are replacing their existing retread plant software with VAST FA/R Retread.

    (Photo: )

    Announced earlier this year, VAST FA/R Retread is a comprehensive, Windows-based retread plant management solution. It is designed to fulfil the needs of independent retreaders that are looking for a modern, feature-rich solution to replace legacy 'green screen' UNIX applications.

    "Our existing software is tied to a single retread process. As a flexible, independent solution, VAST FA/R Retread will enable us to maintain, add or change retread production alliances to suit our business," said Harrison Wexler, Executive Vice President - Commercial, of Free Service Tire Company. "It is a proven product, with an extensive user base. We are excited that it will work 'out of the box' and integrate fully with our existing point-of-sale software."

    "VAST FA/R Retread is an innovative solution that complements our existing VAST point-of-sale software," said John Fischer, VP of Sales & Marketing for Aftersoft. "For some time, we have provided support for third-party solutions such as Bandag's BASYS, Michelin's BIB TREAD and Goodyear's GTracs. VAST FA/R Retread provides independent retreaders with a modern alternative that is capable of handling today's retread processes.

    "We are delighted that Free Service and Bastian have chosen VAST FA/R Retread to manage their retread processes. They required very specific features and their decision to choose VAST is testament to the functionality and flexibility of the software."

    PRN Photo Desk, MAM Software Group, Inc.

    TALX Unveils Remote I-9 Management Solution to Improve Remote Employee Onboarding- Workforce Solutions Provider Continues to Help Clients Meet Compliance Regulations and Enhance Onboarding Processes for Employers and New Hires-

    ST. LOUIS, Sept. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- TALX, provider of Equifax Workforce Solutions and a leader in human resource, payroll and tax-related services, announced today details of its Remote I-9 Management services. Designed to solve the challenges organizations face when hiring employees in locations where they don't have a physical presence, the new service enables employees to fill out the Form I-9 remotely and electronically, helping companies meet compliance with all I-9 regulations.


    When organizations hire employees who are not local to their offices, they often risk non-compliance as new hires complete the Form I-9 without guidance. Typically, in these cases, new hires work with a public notary to complete the required form. However, many notaries will not sign the form or sometimes do so incorrectly, making it difficult for employers to ensure their new employees complete the form properly and that they're meeting compliance regulations.

    To streamline the process and help organizations onboard remote employees with confidence, TALX now offers Remote I-9 Management services. Leveraging a network of Form I-9 specialists stationed across 600 locations throughout the U.S., remote employees can complete Section 1 of their Form I-9 electronically and then visit the nearest center to have Section 2 completed. The employer agent reviews the employee's required documentation and completes and electronically signs Section 2 of the form. The completed electronic Form I-9 is then securely stored and accessible with the employer's other electronic Forms I-9 and, if necessary, automatically submitted to E-Verify.

    "Thousands of organizations' hiring sites rely on TALX I-9 Management services to help them navigate the complex and changing rules and regulations involved with hiring and verifying the identities of their new employees," said Dave Fowler, vice president of Product Strategy for TALX. "Our Remote I-9 Management removes hassle and uncertainty from the hiring process, so clients can focus on ensuring new employees have a positive experience and can be productive from day one."

    "TALX is committed to delivering new services that improve the way our clients build and manage their workforces as they work to meet organizational goals, achieve compliance enterprise-wide, enhance processes and reduce risk and cost," said Dann Adams, president of TALX. "Remote I-9 Management adds value to our clients as they grow their businesses across the country by providing a standardized and straightforward process for gathering complete information and documentation for new employees regardless of where they're located."

    TALX will be sharing additional details about Remote I-9 Management, along with its workforce analytics, payroll, HR and tax-related services at the HR Technology Conference, held in Chicago from October 8 - 10, 2012. Conference attendees are encouraged to visit Booth No. 225 to learn more.

    About Equifax

    Equifax is a global leader in consumer, commercial and workforce information solutions, that provides businesses of all sizes and consumers with insight and information they can trust. Equifax organizes and assimilates data on more than 500 million consumers and 81 million businesses worldwide, and uses advanced analytics and proprietary technology to create and deliver customized insights that enrich both the performance of businesses and the lives of consumers. Workforce Solutions (TALX) is an Equifax business unit. It is a leader in human resource, employment, tax management, and payroll-related services.

    Headquartered in Atlanta, Equifax operates or has investments in 18 countries and is a member of Standard & Poor's (S&P) 500(R) Index. Its common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the symbol EFX. For more information, please visit or

    PRN Photo Desk, Equifax

    CONTACT: Pam Stevens, TALX, Provider of Equifax Workforce Solutions,

    Web site:

    Yelp Launches In SingaporeCompany Continues International Expansion With First Debut in Asia

    SINGAPORE, Sept. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Yelp Inc. , the company that connects consumers with great local businesses, today announced the availability of Yelp Singapore ( Beginning today, people in Singapore are able to create accounts on to share their opinions about great local businesses and services. Yelp's free iPhone and Android applications will be available as well as its free suite of business owner tools: Yelp for Business Owners (


    "Singapore has one of the highest per-capita gross domestic products in the world and is home to a vibrant and well-connected melting pot of cultures," said Miriam Warren, Vice President of New Markets. "We're excited to make Yelp available to this cosmopolitan city, and are looking forward to reading the chorus of opinions about where to find the best laksa, wedding dresses and used bookstores in Singapore."

    Continuing on Yelp's international growth strategy, the launch represents the company's debut in Asia. Singapore boasts the world's third highest per capita income, more than five million people and English as the common language*; considerations that present an attractive market expansion opportunity.

    Yelp's Community Management program will focus on building awareness with local consumers to foster rich and meaningful relationships with the people of Singapore. The site supports English, Danish, Dutch, French, Finnish, German, Italian, Norwegian, Spanish and Swedish, providing users access to local insights in any one of these ten languages.

    To learn more and see pictures of and our iPhone and Android applications, visit our Yelp Official Blog (

    About Yelp

    Yelp Inc. ( or connects people with great local businesses. Yelp was founded in San Francisco in July 2004. Since then, Yelp communities have taken root in major metros across the US, Canada, UK, Ireland, France, Germany, Austria, The Netherlands, Spain, Italy, Switzerland, Belgium, Australia, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, and Singapore. Yelp had a monthly average of approximately 78 million unique visitors in Q2 2012*. By the end of the same quarter, yelpers had written more than 30 million rich, local reviews, making Yelp the leading local guide for real word-of-mouth on everything from boutiques and mechanics to restaurants and dentists. Yelp's mobile applications were used on approximately 7.2 million unique mobile devices on a monthly average basis during Q2 2012. For more information, please visit or send an email to

    * Source: Wikipedia

    Stephanie Ichinose
    Tel: 415-908-3679

    PRN Photo Desk Yelp Inc.

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    Newport Corporation To Present At Credit Suisse Small & Mid Cap Conference On September 20

    IRVINE, Calif., Sept. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Newport Corporation today announced that its senior management will participate in the Credit Suisse Small & Mid Cap Conference on Thursday, September 20 in New York City.

    Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Charles F. Cargile will meet with members of the financial community at the conference. Investors interested in attending the conference and meeting with management should contact their Credit Suisse representative or Newport Investor Relations at 949-863-3144 or

    Newport Corporation is a leading global supplier of advanced-technology products and systems to customers in the scientific research, aerospace and defense/security, microelectronics, life and health sciences and precision industrial manufacturing markets. Newport's innovative solutions leverage its expertise in photonics technologies, including lasers, photonics instrumentation, sub-micron positioning systems, vibration isolation, optical components and subsystems, precision automation and three-dimensional non-contact measurement equipment, to enhance the capabilities and productivity of its customers' manufacturing, engineering and research applications. Newport is part of the Standard & Poor's SmallCap 600 Index and the Russell 2000 Index.

    Charles F. Cargile, 949/863-3144
    Newport Corporation, Irvine, CA
    Rob Fink, 212/896-1206
    KCSA Strategic Communications

    Newport Corporation Triples Size Of Tonight-Only Deals(R) Last-Minute Hotel Service For iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and AndroidNew study says Sunday is most popular night for last-minute mobile bookers, while Thursday night check-ins deliver the biggest savings

    NORWALK, Conn., Sept. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- today announced that its Tonight-Only Deals(R) hotel reservations service has been expanded to offer 3- and 4-star hotels in approximately 150 destinations around the U.S. on a typical evening. The app's coverage has more than tripled from the 34 markets it offered at launch. Tonight-Only Deals is bundled into the Priceline Negotiator app available for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Android. It's also available for travelers who access's mobile-enhanced website

    Tonight-Only Deals(R) gives mobile device-equipped travelers access to an exclusive inventory of top-quality hotel rooms that can be booked for check-in that same night at discounts of up to 40% or more off's regular published hotel prices. Tonight-Only Deals(R) will be posted on the service at 11:00 a.m. local time. Room reservations can be instantly booked up until 11:00 p.m. local time, or until they sell out. The app shows the names of all the available Tonight-Only Deals(R) hotels with descriptions, maps and photos, along with the rates and the percentage discounts. Tonight-Only Deals(R) also will display each hotel's customer satisfaction score and reviews generated by guests who have stayed there. also announced today the results of an internal savings study among Tonight-Only Deals customers. The study found that Sunday is the most popular check-in night among last-minute mobile bookers, while Thursday night check-ins tend to deliver the deepest savings. The study also found that, on average, mobile users who booked Tonight-Only Deals saved 41% compared to the published retail price. And 25% of those who booked saved 50% or more off retail prices. All savings are calculated off the freshest, lowest retail rate available on

    Hotel prices can (and do) change at any time. That's why Tonight-Only Deals is supported by a "fresh-shop" feature where every participating hotel's best retail price is individually checked right before the Tonight-Only Deal gets posted on the app. "Considering the fluctuations in hotel prices, we think it's important to wait until that last minute to compare prices so consumers know that the savings calculation they're seeing is as fresh and accurate as it can be," said Tim Gordon, Senior Vice President, Hotels.

    The Priceline Negotiator app, including the Tonight-Only Deals service, can be downloaded for free from the Android market It can also be downloaded for free from the iTunes store

    Here's how the Tonight-Only Deals(R) service works as part of the Priceline Negotiator(R) app: When a traveler searches the app's published-price hotel listings for a same-night stay, the app will also look for Tonight-Only Deals(R) and alert the traveler if specially discounted deals are available. The traveler will then see a list of up to three available hotel room reservations per city and will see which hotels have reservations available. Travelers can choose to see the Tonight-Only Deals(R) or continue with their hotel search. In either case, room reservations can be immediately booked through the Priceline Negotiator(R) easy check-out feature.

    iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch and iTunes are trademarks of Apple, Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. Android is a registered trademark of Google, Inc.

    About The Priceline Group
    The Priceline Group is a leader in global online hotel reservations, with over 260,000 participating hotels worldwide. The Group is composed of four primary brands -,, and - and several ancillary brands. The Priceline Group provides online travel services in over 180 countries in Europe, North America, South America, the Asia-Pacific region, the Middle East and Africa. is the number one online hotel reservation service in the world, offering over 235,000 hotels (as of August 7, 2012), and is available in 41 languages. More recent hotel counts are available on the website. gives leisure travelers multiple ways to save on their airline tickets, hotel rooms, rental cars, vacation packages and cruises. In addition to getting compelling published prices, travelers can take advantage of's famous Name Your Own Price(R) service, which can deliver the lowest prices available, or the recently added Express Deals?, where travelers can take advantage of hotel discounts without bidding. is an Asia-based online hotel reservation service that is available in 37 languages. is a multinational car hire service, offering its reservation services in over 6,000 locations. Customer support is provided in 38 languages.

    CONTACT: Press Information: Brian Ek, +1-203-299-8167,, or Investor Relations: Matthew Tynan,

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    CommVault Receives Rising Star Award From Global Technology Distribution CouncilAward Recognizes Outstanding Sales Growth of Simpana Software Through Distribution Partners

    OCEANPORT, N.J., Sept. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- CommVault -- CommVault today announced that it is a recipient of a "Rising Star" award from the Global Technology Distribution Council (GTDC) in recognition of exceptional U.S. sales growth over the past year through distribution partners. CommVault received the Silver Rising Star in the category for software revenue of at least $20 million.

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    CommVault was among only 12 overall U.S. winners chosen from hundreds of manufacturers and publishers who rely on distributors to meet the product and service requirements of technology solution providers nationwide. The GTDC's Rising Star winners were selected based on year-over-year sales growth rates within the NPD Group's Distributor Track((R) )in the following revenue categories:

    --  Hardware revenue of $500 million or more
    --  Hardware revenue of $100 - $500 million
    --  Hardware revenue of $25 million - $100 million
    --  Software revenue of at least $20 million

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    CommVault PartnerAdvantage(TM) Program Continues to Fuel Aggressive Growth
    Demand for a single software platform to manage, protect and access an ever-increasing amount of data is high as organizations seek to cut costs, improve efficiencies and mitigate compliance risks. With its Simpana software, CommVault offers partners tightly integrated capabilities including backup and recovery, archive, deduplication, snapshot integration and search across any application--whether physical, virtual or the cloud--from the data center to the edge. The strength of Simpana((R)) software, the market opportunity for data management solutions and CommVault's robust PartnerAdvantage program ensure that partners accelerate their opportunities, provide higher levels of service and increase overall profitability.

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    "Our partners have played a critical role in helping CommVault achieve the success and growth we have today. Winning the Rising Star Award validates our commitment to help our partners build and sustain their data management practices," said Scott Skidmore, vice president of channel sales for the Americas at CommVault. "We remain focused in advancing our technology leadership and in enhancing the capabilities and engagement models with our partners to solve our customers' data and information management challenges."

    "Distribution partners enhance a vendor's channel services to optimize cost and performance efficiency," said Tim Curran, chief executive officer of the GTDC. "The GTDC is thrilled to award CommVault a Silver Rising Star in recognition of its continued commitment to excellence in working with the distributor community."

    Rising Star Awards Methodology
    Sales results for U.S. Rising Star award winners are based on regional sales growth over the past year, as reported by industry research organization The NPD Group using its Distributor Track((R)) service. Available by subscription, the Distributor Track aggregates actual distributor sell-through data to enable sharp insight into channel sales and pricing trends with the ability to drill down into specific product subcategories, including detailed attributes based on specific areas of interest. To be eligible for a Rising Star award, companies are required to have sold corresponding products through technology distributors for a minimum of one year.

    About The Global Technology Distribution Council
    The Global Technology Distribution Council (GTDC) is a worldwide industry association dedicated to defining and promoting the role of wholesale distribution in a successful and healthy information technology channel. The Council is comprised of the computer industry's top wholesale distributors dedicated to serving "the channel," a network of skilled value-added resellers and retail stores focused on providing hardware, software, and services to businesses and consumers around the globe. GTDC members include AB S.A, ABC Data, ALSO-Actebis, DCC SerCom, Arrow Electronics, Avnet, Brightstar, Computer Gross Italia, Computerlinks, Copaco N.V., D&H, Esprinet, Ingram Micro, Intcomex, Magirus AG, Officer Distribuidora, Redington, SiS Technologies, ScanSource, SYNNEX, Tech Data, 20:20 Mobile Group, Westcoast LTD and Westcon.


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    A singular vision - a belief in a better way to address current and future data management needs - guides CommVault in the development of Singular Information Management((R)) solutions for high-performance data protection, universal availability and simplified management of data on complex storage networks. CommVault's exclusive single-platform architecture gives companies unprecedented control over data growth, costs and risk. CommVault's Simpana((R)) software suite of products was designed to work together seamlessly from the ground up, sharing a single code and common function set, to deliver superlative Data Protection, Archive, Replication, Search and Resource Management capabilities. More companies every day join those who have discovered the unparalleled efficiency, performance, reliability, and control only CommVault can offer. Information about CommVault is available at CommVault's corporate headquarters is located in Oceanport, New Jersey in the United States.

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    Customers' results may differ materially from those stated herein; certain information in this release has been provided by the customer and has not been independently verified by CommVault. CommVault does not guarantee that all customers can achieve benefits similar to those stated above. This press release may contain forward-looking statements, including statements regarding financial projections, which are subject to risks and uncertainties, such as competitive factors, difficulties and delays inherent in the development, manufacturing, marketing and sale of software products and related services, general economic conditions and others. Statements regarding CommVault's beliefs, plans, expectations or intentions regarding the future are forward-looking statements, within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. All such forward-looking statements are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Actual results may differ materially from anticipated results. CommVault does not undertake to update its forward-looking statements.

    (C)1999-2012 CommVault Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. CommVault, CommVault and logo, the "CV" logo, CommVault Systems, Solving Forward, SIM, Singular Information Management, Simpana, CommVault Galaxy, Unified Data Management, QiNetix, Quick Recovery, QR, CommNet, GridStor, Vault Tracker, InnerVault, Quick Snap, QSnap, SnapProtect, Recovery Director, CommServe, CommCell, ROMS, and CommValue are trademarks or registered trademarks of CommVault Systems, Inc. All other third party brands, products, service names, trademarks, or registered service marks are the property of and used to identify the products or services of their respective owners. All specifications are subject to change without notice.

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    Axxess Unlimited (AZIA) Hires Scott Hansbury as COO/EVPFocus on sustainable, profitable growth

    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Sept. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Azia Corp. d/b/a Axxess Unlimited (PINKSHEETS: AZIA), "Azia", "Axxess Unlimited" or "the Company," today announced that it has hired Scott Hansbury as Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President. Hansbury will be responsible for leading all day-to-day operations for the company, driving innovation and growth across the Company's operating units.

    Michael Roth, CEO, commented "Scott brings a wealth of experience gained at traditional software companies, service providers and emerging companies. His ability to manage multiple business models will prove extremely valuable to Azia as we continue our focus on sustainable, profitable growth."

    Scott Hansbury commented, "I look forward to continuing to ensure Azia achieves effective operational management as the company continues to grow and expand its market presence."

    Scott has held executive level positions at Justice Service Holdings, LLC; Rhino Sports Inc.; CreekPath Systems Inc., Sun Microsystems, Inc.; and Bull Worldwide Information Systems. He received a Bachelor of Science degree from Pennsylvania State University.

    Axxess Unlimited (Azia) offers superior processes and technology to a wide range of industries, bringing complete solutions to customers, covering planning, design, implementation and on-going profitability enhancement. Azia solutions are based on tightly integrated Customer Acquisition Strategies, Predictive Analytics and Targeting Analytics. Azia operates its business through two operational groups, the Products Group and the Services Group.

    The Company has the rights to utilize a wide range of patented and patent-pending technology. A leading product, AIR, Axxess Interlock Reporting, works with Ignition Interlocks, a technology that prevents a car from starting if the driver has been drinking. AIR combines patented evidence log technology allowing courts, law enforcement, The Department of Transportation and other approved parties to keep track of all evidence without risk of tampering or modification. With over 300,000 Interlock systems in use in the U.S., Axxess has positioned itself as the leader in this technology. The Axxess Ad Tracker, used in the Auto Industry, allows car dealership to track ad responses, helping to maximize marketing expenditures and effectively increase profits.

    As a leading provider of custom software solutions in online marketing, the Services Group's proven products, services and analytics innovation allow clients to meet the challenges in today's marketplace. Axxess Unlimited's (Azia's) continuing clients include Authentic Brands Group (ABG), Dominance, Tapout, World Series of Fighting (WSOF) and WSOP Live. For more information, please visit

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    Pam Lagano

    Azia Corp.

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    RiT Develops New Hardware for Intelligent Infrastructure Management (IIM)

    TEL AVIV, Israel, September 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

    RiT Technologies today announced that it has reached the final development stage of PV+, its new IIM hardware family. The PV+ product family will support both interconnect and cross-connect network topologies using unique dual-wire bus technology for high speed asynchronous scanning.

    RiT plans to release the product for full production during the first quarter of 2013, and to release a Beta version during the fourth quarter of 2012.

    RiT's PV+ has been optimized for cost, performance, and ease of use by reducing network scanning load, enhancing network security, and scanning at a fast turnover rate.

    RiT's PV+ solution supports a true mix of interconnect and cross-connect physical network topologies for both copper and fiber infrastructures. The system design has been optimized to require minimum installation space. The advanced performance design enables scanning the entire network topology with zero network loads, eliminating the need to scan the network switches' higher layers of the ISO7 model.

    The PV+ IIM solution enhances organization security and management capabilities for layer "0" using a unique, patent-pending identification element that enables identification of every device on the network, providing a means for physical localization of each device.

    RiT's PV+ uses passive managed panels that are agnostic to bandwidth or to network data. The PV+ system can manage any type of connection on either copper or fiber infrastructure, with special emphasis given to LC-LC, LC-MPO, and MPO-MPO management.

    To enable attainment of maximum functional capabilities, RiT's PV+ is fully supported by the CenterMind intelligent infrastructure management software.

    Commenting on the news, Dr. Ben-Eshay, RiT's CTO, and Dr. Vadim Leiderman, RiT's CEO, said, "With PV+, RiT is providing an innovative, out-of-the-box solution for physical network management of the data center - a critical solution needed in the emerging interconnect market as well as ithe traditional cross-connect market. As the industry's most experienced IIM Company with complex deployments in thousands of data centers throughout the world, we are uniquely qualified to introduce an infrastructure management system that brings a new level of innovation, control, efficiency, agility, and security to the mission-critical data centers. We are very excited about this new product and look forward to rolling out our advanced offerings in the coming months."

    About RiT Technologies

    RiT is a leading provider of comprehensive management solutions for today's mission-critical data centers and communication rooms. Through the deployment of RiT's integrated DCIM (data center infrastructure management), IIM (intelligent infrastructure management), SMART Cabling(TM) and EPV(TM) real-time infrastructure management solutions, companies enhance both CAPEX and OPEX by increasing efficiency and improving automated processes. RiT's field-tested solutions are delivering value in thousands of installations for top-tier enterprises and operators throughout the world. RiT's shares are traded on the Nasdaq exchange under the symbol RITT.

    Safe Harbor Statement

    In this press release, all statements that are not purely about historical facts, including, but not limited to, those in which we use the words "believe," "anticipate," "expect," "plan," "intend," "estimate", "forecast", "target", "could" and similar expressions, are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. For example, when we discuss a field trial which could lead to a multi-million dollar Carrier deal, we are using a forward looking statement. While these forward-looking statements represent our current judgment of what may happen in the future, actual results may differ materially from the results expressed or implied by these statements due to numerous important factors, including, but not limited to, those described under the heading "Risk Factors" in our most recent Annual Report filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on Form 20-F, which may be revised or supplemented in subsequent reports filed with the SEC. These factors include, but are not limited to, the following: our ability to raise additional financing, if required; the continued development of market trends in directions that benefit our sales; our ability to maintain and grow our revenues; our dependence upon independent distributors, representatives and strategic partners; our ability to develop new products and enhance our existing products; the availability of third-party components used in our products; the economic condition of our customers; the impact of government regulation; and the economic and political situation in Israel. We are under no obligation, and expressly disclaim any obligation, to update the forward-looking statements in this press release, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

    Company Contact: Dr. Ben-Eshay (CTO) +972-77-270-7240

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    LowellBank Selects Jack Henry Banking to Provide Enterprise-Wide Automation$172 million bank to implement the SilverLake System through Jack Henry Banking's outsourced offering -

    MONETT, Mo., Sept. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Jack Henry & Associates, Inc. is a leading provider of technology solutions and payment processing services primarily for the financial services industry. Its Jack Henry Banking((R) )division announced today that LowellBank has selected its SilverLake core processing system to provide enterprise-wide automation. This Massachusetts-based bank, which has more than $172 million in assets, will implement SilverLake through Jack Henry Banking's outsourced offering.

    According to Jeff Guimond, senior vice president of Bank Operations for LowellBank, "We are strategically focused on being accessible and responsive to our customers' banking needs, and providing superior customer service is only possible at a community-centered bank backed by technologically advanced products and services. In fact, we believe technology can be a key differentiator for our bank so we launched a search for a contemporary technology platform. Our search focused on finding a true technology partner, not just a system. We wanted one company that could support the vast majority of our technology requirements, and a partner with the proven ability to meet its customers' service-related expectations. Jack Henry Banking clearly demonstrated it has the core and complementary solutions, the service culture, and the partnership approach our bank was looking for. We are confident that our implementation of a new SilverLake-based technology platform will be mission-critical to making us the first bank in our markets to introduce contemporary solutions in response to evolving customer demands, industry trends, and advancing technology."

    Stan Viner, general manager of sales for Jack Henry Banking, said, "Banking has evolved into one of the most technology-dependent industries. But while some banks consider technology as a backroom necessity to process transactions and business information, LowellBank considers technology to be an important point of competitive distinction and critical to attracting and retaining customers in today's highly competitive business environment. It is the input and guidance from technology-driven banks like LowellBank that help us consistently deliver leading-edge core and complementary solutions, relevant and beneficial enhancements, and service levels that exceed our clients' expectations."

    In addition to SilverLake, LowellBank will initially implement an array of Jack Henry Banking's complementary solutions including StreamLine Platform Automation((R))-Deposits(TM); OnBoard Loans(TM); Vertex Teller Automation System(TM); Vertex Teller Capture(TM); NetTeller Online Banking(TM); goDough((R)) mobile banking; iPay Consumer Online Bill Pay(TM); the iPay Biz 2.0(TM) small business online bill payment suite; OurCashFlow(TM) online financial management (OFM); Opening Act(TM) online account opening; Electronic Statements-Interactive(TM); components of the jhaPassPort(TM) ATM and debit card transaction processing platform; the Synapsys((R)) sales, marketing, and customer service solution; the Yellow Hammer(TM) fraud detection and prevention suite; Yellow Hammer BSA(TM); the Yellow Hammer ACH Origination(TM) and Yellow Hammer Wire Origination(TM) real-time monitoring solutions for ACH and wire transactions; Relationship Profitability Management(TM) (RPM); PROFITstar((R)) Classic(TM) asset/liability management and budgeting; and components of the Enterprise Payment Solutions (EPS) platform including the Remote Deposit Now(TM) (RDN) ASP remote deposit capture and Remote Deposit Anywhere(TM) (RDA) mobile and flatbed remote deposit capture solutions. LowellBank will also be upgrading to the latest version of the Synergy(TM) Enterprise Content Management (ECM) solution.

    About LowellBank

    LowellBank has been serving the banking needs of the greater Lowell community since 1885. Two full service banking locations, a lending and operations center in Lowell, MA and 23 residential lending offices in its Omega Mortgage Division located throughout southern New Hampshire, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and Rhode Island offer customers full commercial, residential, and consumer products and services. All deposits are fully insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and the Shareholder Insurance Fund (SIF). Additional information is available at

    About Jack Henry Banking

    Jack Henry Banking, a division of Jack Henry & Associates, Inc., is a leading provider of integrated computer systems for banks ranging from de novo to mid-tier institutions. Jack Henry Banking currently serves more than 1,300 banks as a single source for integrated, enterprise-wide automation and as a single point of contact and support. Additional information is available at

    About Jack Henry & Associates, Inc.

    Jack Henry & Associates, Inc. is a leading provider of technology solutions and payment processing services primarily for financial services organizations. Its technology solutions serve more than 11,900 customers nationwide, and are marketed and supported through four primary brands. Jack Henry Banking supports banks ranging from de novo to mid-tier institutions with information processing solutions. Symitar((R) )is the leading provider of information processing solutions for credit unions of all sizes. ProfitStars((R)) provides highly specialized products and services that enable financial institutions of every asset size and charter, and diverse corporate entities to mitigate and control risks, optimize revenue and growth opportunities, and contain costs. iPay Technologies(TM) operates as a leading electronic bill pay provider supporting banks and credit unions with turnkey, highly configurable retail and small business electronic payment platforms. Additional information is available at

    Statements made in this news release that are not historical facts are forward-looking information. Actual results may differ materially from those projected in any forward-looking information. Specifically, there are a number of important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated by any forward-looking information. Additional information on these and other factors, which could affect the Company's financial results, are included in its Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filings on Form 10-K, and potential investors should review these statements. Finally, there may be other factors not mentioned above or included in the Company's SEC filings that may cause actual results to differ materially from any forward-looking information.

    Jack Henry & Associates, Inc.

    CONTACT: Analysts, Kevin D. Williams, Chief Financial Officer, Jack Henry
    & Associates, Inc., +1-417-235-6652, or Media, Dennis Jones, Marketing
    Manager, Jack Henry Banking, +1-704-357-0298

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    CCI Conference Call Q&A Update

    SAN ANTONIO, Sept. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Competitive Companies, Inc. ("CCI") held a shareholder Conference Call to discuss recent corporate updates on Thursday, July 26 at - 1:00 P.M. CDT - 2:00 P.M. EDT - 11:00 A.M. PDT. "We are very pleased with the initial interest in the Conference Call Q&A Session and the category of questions that were submitted and look forward to additional inquiries concerning the direction of the Company," remarks CEO, William H. Gray. In order to provide a voice to the interests of all CCI Shareholders, the Company selected from a random list of current shareholders to participate in the Q&A Conference Session and collected 14 questions generated from its corporate e-mail address at The answers to these questions offered important information about previous and current corporate milestones achieved such as, projects underway, press releases, revenue projections for current and future business activity, subsidiary operations and latest patent valuation information. The questions and answers can be viewed and/or heard at CCI's News CEO Portal at:

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    Since it would be impractical to draft one press release to cover all the milestones mentioned, the Company will be scheduling a series of press releases each week, over the next 15 to 20 weeks to cover more details on each milestone achieved such as dates, locations, contractual relationships etc. In addition, interested parties can stay up to date on CCI projects and milestones at viewed at the Company's new website,

    About Competitive Companies, Inc.
    Competitive Companies, Inc., is a Nevada-based corporation with offices in San Antonio, Texas and Eau Claire, Wisconsin. The company began operations in 1998 to provide telecommunication services, including data, voice and video to multiple dwelling units in tier-one and tier-two markets, and later included wireless broadband services to rural markets. In November of 2011, CCI acquired Wytec International, Inc. and its five patents involving wireless millimeter technology. This acquisition has now positioned the Company to compete on a national and international industry scale.

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    CCI is positioning to become the premiere North American data offload carrier with the development of the first 3G/4G Cellular Wi-Fi Offload Network

    William H. Gray, President/CEO
    (888) 284-4531

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    Alaska Airlines Makes Travel Easier with Launch of Mobile Booking SiteFlight status information also available via text now

    SEATTLE , Sept. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Travel on Alaska Airlines got easier for smart phone users today with the launch of mobile booking, which allows customers to buy tickets from any mobile device. The carrier also rolled out Flight Status On the Go, which allows customers to text 252752 (ALASKA) for current flight status information, including city pairs, arrival and departure times, and gate information. The mobile features are part of a series of enhancements Alaska Airlines has launched since 2010 designed to make travel easier.

    "This mobile website allows us to cast a wide net to make booking a ticket on Alaska Airlines fast and hassle-free regardless of the type of mobile device you're using," said Curtis Kopf, managing director of customer innovation and "Whether you're on a bus or on a plane, all you need to purchase a ticket on Alaska Airlines' mobile site is a browser and about five minutes."

    Mobile Booking at

    Features of the new mobile site allow users to:

    --  Search and book one-way or roundtrip tickets for up to seven travelers
    at a time
    --  View a three-day low-fare calendar
    --  Select a seat at no additional charge
    --  View optional upgrades such as mileage or elite-tier status upgrades
    --  Safely purchase tickets online using secure socket layers (SSL)--the
    same technology used by banks and credit cards for online shopping
    --  Synchronize their bookings with Alaska's apps for the iPhone, iTouch and
    Android devices

    The new features build on Alaska Airlines' earlier mobile site, which allowed passengers to pay for checked bags, check in and check flight status.

    Kopf estimates booking a ticket on the improved will take even less time for savvy travelers who log in to their Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan account and have their personal My Account information pre-populated in the checkout process.

    Alaska Airlines' mobile site is compatible with any handheld mobile device or 7-inch tablet, including the Kindle Fire, Galaxy Tab and Nexus 7. While the site offers the most requested features customers want, reward and low-fare calendar shopping are not yet available on mobile devices. Mobile users can expect to see additional features added, including the ability to upgrade and view standby status, early next year.

    Flight Status On the Go

    Alaska Airlines also recently rolled out Flight Status On the Go, a texting tool, which allows passengers to receive their flight status, arrival and departure gates in a variety of formats. Similar to the information available on the Web, Flight Status On the Go offers customers travel information for the current, previous and next day.

    Passengers can simply text to 252752 on any mobile phone.

    For example, customers who text 825, flight 825, flt 825, or 825 and 13Sept (flight number and travel date), will receive a text message displaying the following information:

    Alaska Flight Status
    #825 - Thur Sept 13
    Depart: SAN @ Gate 16
    Sched: 7:00 a.m.
    Actual: ETD 7:00 a.m.
    Arrive: OGG @ Gate 5
    Sched: 9:42 a.m.
    Actual: ETA 9:42 a.m.

    Besides delays, cancellations and gate information, the texting tool also displays information on city pairs, date, schedule, and actual times of arrival and departure.

    In addition, customers who provide a cell phone number in their booking can text "My Flight" and will receive a text message displaying their next flight that is operating within 24 hours from time of text request.

    While customers can still receive flight status updates on or on the carrier's app or mobile site, travelers without a smart phone were limited up until now by how much information they could receive without access to a computer, smart phone or tablet.

    "Flight Status on the Go makes any phone a 'smart' phone by providing the most essential travel information right on your phone," Kopf said.

    For more information about Flight Status On the Go and Alaska Airlines' mobile site and free apps, visit

    Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air, subsidiaries of Alaska Air Group , together serve more than 90 cities through an expansive network in Alaska, the Lower 48, Hawaii, Canada and Mexico. Alaska Airlines has ranked "Highest in Customer Satisfaction Among Traditional Network Carriers" in the J.D. Power and Associates North America Airline Satisfaction Study(SM) for five consecutive years from 2008 to 2012. For reservations, visit For more news and information, visit the Alaska Airlines/Horizon Air Newsroom at

    Alaska Airlines

    CONTACT: Bobbie Egan, Alaska Airlines, +1-206-392-5101

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    Pervasip Concludes Agreement With 10 Talk To Market Mobile VOIP App In 20 African Countries

    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., Sept. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Pervasip Corp. (OTCQB: PVSP) is set to market and sell its mobile VoIP application in 20 African countries after concluding a strategic agreement with Africa-based 10 Talk.

    According to Mariano Bruni, 10 Talk CEO, "10 Talk is powered by the revolutionary TrustPay app which enables developers to monetize their apps through a seamless in-app payment solution mobile consumers easily interact with.

    "Combining Pervasip's VoIP app with TrustPay's payment solution means millions of people across the Africa continent now have access to affordable mobile voice technology for the first time," added Mr Bruni.

    The TrustPay app, in particular, allows mobile consumers to purchase apps directly from their smart phones without the need for credit or debit cards. This is especially important in emerging countries where access to these payment facilities may be limited. Developers can easily receive payment in any country from TrustPay via integration with a large number of mobile wallets across dozens of mobile networks.

    "We have begun the process of installing a point of presence in Johannesburg to support this strategic partnership by providing voice, video and eventually SMS to the millions of subscribers we are targeting," said Barry MacCheyne, CMO of Pervasip Corp. "Our expertise in providing low cost mobile VoIP combined with Trust Pay's ability to easily connect consumers with apps is a win for everyone involved. Mobile wallet is growing at a fast pace and is a great way to attract millions of users worldwide and drive significant revenues for both companies."

    To learn more about TrustPay, please visit

    About Pervasip

    Pervasip delivers wholesale VoIP and telephone services for the residential and small business markets. It differentiates itself through a unique combination of high quality voice services, flexible back-office capabilities and automated provisioning systems. Pervasip recently entered the mobile VoIP services and applications arena, which is expected to approach 300 million users by 2013. It offers a feature-rich, low-cost, high-quality alternative to traditional phone services. For more information, please visit

    Forward-looking statements: The information contained herein includes forward-looking statements. These statements relate to future events or to our future financial performance, and involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause our actual results, levels of activity, performance, or achievements to be materially different from any future results, levels of activity, performance or achievements expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements. You should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements since they involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which are, in some cases, beyond our control and which could, and likely will, materially affect actual results, levels of activity, performance or achievements. Any forward-looking statement reflects our current views with respect to future events and is subject to these and other risks, uncertainties and assumptions relating to our operations, results of operations, growth strategy and liquidity. We assume no obligation to publicly update or revise these forward-looking statements for any reason, or to update the reasons actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements, even if new information becomes available in the future.

    For further information:

    AT PERVASIP: Paul H. Riss Chief Executive Officer Ph: 212-404-7633

    Pervasip Corp.

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    Reminder: Western Digital(R) Investor Day Set For Sept. 13Future Technologies and Products to be Demonstrated; Executive Presentations to be Webcast Live

    IRVINE, Calif., Sept. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Western Digital Corp. today announced that at its Investor Day on Sept. 13, 2012, executives will discuss the company's vision for the evolution of storage, its market positions, its strategies and technologies for addressing multiple growth opportunities, as well as its business model and capital allocation strategy.

    Executive presentations will include:

    --  John Coyne, CEO, Western Digital: "Passion for Change: A Formula for
    Sustained Profitable Growth";
    --  Steve Milligan, President, Western Digital: "Vision for Change: Driving
    Value Through Strategic Initiatives";
    --  Mike Cordano, President, HGST: "Driving Datacenter Change: Storage
    Opportunities in the Cloud";
    --  Tim Leyden, President, WD: "Leveraging Change into Opportunity:
    Connected Life and Mobile Devices";
    --  Bill Cain, Ph.D., VP, Technology, WD, and Currie Munce, Ph.D., VP,
    Research, HGST: "Technology Trends in the Storage Universe"; and
    --  Wolfgang Nickl, Executive VP and CFO, Western Digital: "Driving
    Shareholder Value: Business Model and Capital Allocation Strategy."

    At Investor Day, the company also will demonstrate new technologies and products from its WD and HGST subsidiaries that are expected to shape the future of storage, including:

    --  Hybrid drives integrating solid state and magnetic storage technologies;
    --  5 mm and 7 mm form factor drive designs for high-capacity storage in the
    newest thin-and-light mobile devices;
    --  A new hard drive platform enabling extreme capacities and significantly
    improved total cost of ownership for the enterprise market;
    --  A 12 Gb/s SAS enterprise-class solid state drive, which doubles the
    performance throughput of 6 Gb/s SAS for next-generation
    high-performance server and storage solutions;
    --  Products associated with The Connected Life, utilizing personal cloud
    storage hardware and software to enable personal and premium content on
    multiple screens; and
    --  G-Technology external storage solutions used by content creators and
    Apple(R) Mac(R) users.

    Presentations and question-and-answer sessions will be webcast live at on Sept. 13 in two sessions. The first session will run from 9 a.m. PDT/12 p.m. EDT to 12:15 p.m. PDT/3:15 p.m. EDT. The second session will start at 2:15 p.m. PDT/5:15 p.m. EDT and will last for approximately 75 minutes. Product demonstrations will not be accessible via webcast. An archive of the webcast can be accessed beginning Sept. 14, 2012, and will be available for one year. The live and archived webcast can be accessed online at The slide presentations used during Investor Day also will be available on the site at the same time the presentations are made available.

    About Western Digital

    Western Digital Corp. , Irvine, Calif., is a global provider of products and services that empower people to create, manage, experience and preserve digital content. Its subsidiaries design and manufacture storage devices, networking equipment and home entertainment products under the WD((R)), HGST and G-Technology brands. Visit the Investor section of the company's website ( to access a variety of financial and investor information.

    Western Digital, WD and the WD logo are registered trademarks in the U.S. and other countries. Other marks may be mentioned herein that belong to other companies.


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    MicroStrategy Announces General Availability of its Latest Business Intelligence Software Platform, MicroStrategy 9.3MicroStrategy 9.3 Introduces Powerful Enhancements for Visual Data Discovery, Dashboards, Big Data and Analytics

    TYSONS CORNER, Va., Sept. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- MicroStrategy((R)) Incorporated , a leading worldwide provider of business intelligence (BI) software, today announced the general availability of MicroStrategy 9.3, the new release of the Company's core platform.

    A Sophisticated BI Platform that Makes Business Intelligence Easier and Faster
    MicroStrategy 9.3 includes dozens of powerful new capabilities and improvements to MicroStrategy's data discovery software, Visual Insight; increased support for advanced analytics from 'R' - an open source language for predictive analysis; and improved connectivity to Hadoop. In addition, MicroStrategy 9.3 delivers a high speed "Google-like" search experience and introduces an innovative, new administration product, MicroStrategy System Manager, for automating manual, multi-step processes. Taken together, these enhancements ensure that business people receive critical business information at the right time for making better business decisions.

    "The MicroStrategy 9.3 release is a big advancement for a firm already providing leadership in the analytics market," said Tony Cosentino, VP and Research Director of Ventana Research. "Given the firm's advantage of being an enterprise platform and moving into discovery tools with Visual Insight, it is likely in a better position to expand than many of the discovery players trying to move upstream into an enterprise role. The fact that the company has built the platform from the ground up also gives it an advantage over some of the larger players with less organic strategies."

    Fast, Intuitive Data Visualization and Exploration
    MicroStrategy Visual Insight 9.3 includes new features that make data exploration and dashboard-building simple and fast. Three powerful new visualizations - density maps, image layouts, and network diagrams - combined with a repertoire of 300+ analytical functions allow for easy analysis of data stored in any type of data source: relational databases, multi-dimensional databases, Hadoop distributions, Web Services, and personal data stores, such as Excel files.

    "MicroStrategy's new release (9.3) of Visual Insight provides self-service capabilities to add to this BI platform vendor's proven set of enterprise offerings," said Dr. Carsten Bange, Founder and CEO of Business Application Research Center (BARC), a leading European independent software industry analyst firm. "Providing business users the ability to explore their data and generate analyses on their own without IT involvement reduces the bottlenecks in report creation and increases user satisfaction and adoption."

    Kendra Burgess, Product Manager at Dell, observes: "MicroStrategy 9.3 has great enhancements across the platform that will make MicroStrategy hard to beat. With improvements to overall usability, Visual Insight, Data Import, and automated administrative workflows, MicroStrategy 9.3 opens up more possibilities to deliver dashboards and data exploration."

    Extraction of Business Insights Stored in Apache Hadoop and SAP HANA
    Recognizing that Big Data is now a critical competitive asset for organizations, MicroStrategy 9.3 includes the ability to unlock business insights stored in Apache Hadoop and SAP HANA data sources. MicroStrategy 9.3 lets business users build reports, perform analysis and conduct visual exploration without requiring any expertise in either technology. The MicroStrategy 9.3 platform includes a Hive Thrift connector for Apache Hadoop( )as well as a new connector for SAP HANA. Using MicroStrategy's MultiSource Option and In-memory technology, organizations can easily merge Hadoop and SAP HANA data with other data sources, resulting in high-performance data analysis across multiple data sets.

    "Data scalability with MicroStrategy's ROLAP engine and tightly integrated in-memory cubes has long been a differentiator, but in 9.3, the vendor adds support for SAP HANA, Hadoop and Hive. MicroStrategy is a company continuing to improve on an already solid product and innovating in multiple areas," said Cindi Howson, President of the BIScorecard, a leading resource for in-depth BI product reviews, based on exclusive hands-on testing.

    Teradata Vice President for Global Alliances Rob Berman observes: "We've been partners since 1995, and during that time, MicroStrategy has had a history of exploiting the unique capabilities of the Teradata platform to its fullest. As such, it should be no surprise that the new 9.3 upgrade continues this history of highly optimized technical integration to Teradata's analytic platform for business intelligence and has expanded its world-class performance and scalability by also leveraging Teradata's columnar storage option. In addition, MicroStrategy has increased compatibility and optimization with Teradata Aster for Big Data analytics."

    An Expanded Analytical Function Library with Computations Available in "R"
    MicroStrategy 9.3 expands its analytical function repertoire with an additional 5,000+ computations available within "R" open source project, the most widely used statistical computing language. Companies can create business KPI's using the full computational strength of "R" and then apply those computations on their Big Data using MicroStrategy's reports and dashboards.

    A New "Google-like" Metadata Search Engine
    MicroStrategy 9.3 delivers a high speed "Google-like" search experience that lets business people find answers quickly. In enterprises with diverse deployments, there can be thousands of reports and dashboards that contain answers to innumerable business questions. The challenge is enabling any business user to find the report or dashboard that contains the answers he wants, without having to open countless reports. MicroStrategy's new search engine solves this problem by providing business people with an easy search capability that immediately identifies all reports and dashboards that contain the answers they need. MicroStrategy's new search feature also lets users create new reports by auto-completing search entries for the user, thus speeding up and simplifying the process.

    "MicroStrategy's new Search interface, along with other improvements, will definitely appeal to our customers, facilitating user adoption and delivery of powerful dashboards and analytics across their organization," said Matt Cox, LancetCare Team Lead at Lancet Software.

    Automated BI Administration with MicroStrategy System Manager
    MicroStrategy 9.3 also introduces an innovative, new administration product, MicroStrategy System Manager, for automating the many manual, multi-step processes required to manage a BI ecosystem. For instance, MicroStrategy System Manager is able to automate the migration of BI application changes from the development and testing environments into the production environment. It can also automate the incremental refreshes of cached data, as well as execute large-scale scheduled report distributions as soon as new data is available. MicroStrategy System Manager, the first of its kind in the BI market space, saves BI administration teams thousands of hours of manual effort, provides better performance for users, and significantly reduces administrative costs.

    "MicroStrategy System Manager has greatly simplified our BI administrative processes by creating and automating workflows that integrate MicroStrategy and non-MicroStrategy processes," said Matthew Pitt, MicroStrategy Administrator at dunnhumby. "We see significant gains and cost savings by codifying standard processes, such as automatically configuring new environment builds and enabling LDAP, as well as automating change control across development, test and production environments."

    Albert Sanchez Casals, MicroStrategy Service Owner at Swisscom AG, Business Intelligence Operations, notes: "MicroStrategy System Manager will allow Swisscom to automate workflows, such as the replication of MicroStrategy metadata objects from one environment to another, while developers will be able to manage development and test workflows on their own, thereby saving a lot of time."

    "With the general availability of 9.3, MicroStrategy is demonstrating its commitment to leading the business analytics industry into its next generation," said Sanju Bansal, MicroStrategy Chief Operating Officer. "Building on more than twenty years of success in developing an industrial-strength BI foundation, MicroStrategy is keenly focused now on extending that foundation with much greater capabilities in advanced visualizations, data discovery, business user self-service, speed-to-answer, Cloud deployment and Mobile apps. Collectively, these new dimensions bring BI to new levels of value for businesses."

    Try MicroStrategy 9.3 on the Cloud
    MicroStrategy Cloud brings together all MicroStrategy 9.3 functionality, analytical databases, and data integration capabilities in one integrated service. The MicroStrategy Cloud solution allows companies with a wide range of data hosting capabilities, including the ability to connect to data sources stored on customer premises, data hosted in the MicroStrategy Cloud's own databases, or hosted in other cloud systems' databases. Compared to traditional on-premise approaches, MicroStrategy Cloud makes BI applications faster to deploy, more flexible, delivers world-class performance, and offers significant financial advantages.

    MicroStrategy 9.3 is available as a free 25-user software bundle that brings visual data discovery, Mobile apps, dashboards, and report delivery to departments at no charge. For more information, visit

    About MicroStrategy Incorporated
    Founded in 1989, MicroStrategy is a leading provider of enterprise software platforms for business intelligence (BI), mobile intelligence, and social intelligence applications. MicroStrategy's BI platform enables leading organizations worldwide to analyze the vast amounts of data stored across their enterprises to make better business decisions. Companies choose MicroStrategy BI for its ease-of-use, sophisticated analytics, and superior data and user scalability. MicroStrategy's mobile intelligence platform helps companies and organizations build, deploy, and maintain mobile apps across a range of solutions by embedding intelligence, transactions, and multimedia into apps. MicroStrategy's social intelligence platform includes a number of applications that help enterprises harness the power of social networks for marketing and e-commerce, as well as a suite of free consumer friendly apps that use MicroStrategy's enterprise technologies. The MicroStrategy Cloud offering combines MicroStrategy and third-party software, hardware, and services to enable rapid, cost-effective development of hosted BI, mobile, and social applications. To learn more about MicroStrategy , visit and follow us on Facebook ( and Twitter (

    MicroStrategy, MicroStrategy Business Intelligence Platform, MicroStrategy Visual Insight, MicroStrategy System Manager, MicroStrategy Cloud, and MicroStrategy Mobile are either trademarks or registered trademarks of MicroStrategy Incorporated in the United States and certain other countries. Other product and company names mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.


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    MicroStrategy Incorporated

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    Cricket to Offer iPhone 5

    SAN DIEGO, Sept. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Cricket Communications, a leading provider of innovative and value-driven wireless services, and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Leap Wireless International, Inc. , today announced it will offer iPhone 5, the thinnest and lightest iPhone ever, to customers in select Cricket markets in the U.S. beginning Friday, September 28. For more information please visit: For more information on iPhone 5, please visit:


    About Cricket

    Cricket is the pioneer and leader in delivering innovative value-rich prepaid wireless services with no long-term contracts serving approximately 6 million customers. Cricket offers wireless voice and mobile data services over the latest, high-quality, all-digital 4G (LTE) and 3G CDMA wireless networks. In 2011, Cricket launched its award-winning Muve Music(R) product, the first music service designed for a wireless phone that now has more than 600,000 customers. Cricket's innovative products and services are available at Cricket branded retail stores, dealers, national retailers and at For more information about Cricket, please visit

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    CONTACT: Greg Lund, Media Relations, +1-858-882-9238,, or Amy Wakeham, Investor Relations,

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    NeoGenomics Develops and Implements Proprietary Method for Automating and Interpreting Fluorescence In-Situ Hybridization Test DataCompany Applies for Utility Patent on Methodology and Related Software

    FT. MYERS, Fla., Sept. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- NeoGenomics, Inc. , a leading provider of cancer-focused genetic testing services, announced today it has begun using a new proprietary software that it developed for reading and interpreting Fluorescent in Situ Hybridization ("FISH") digital data. The company will use this software to further automate certain FISH analyses in its own laboratories and will consider sub-licensing it to other providers. The Company also announced that it has applied for a utility patent on this methodology and the related software.

    The proprietary software, which is based upon a sophisticated machine learning technology known as Support Vector Machine ("SVM"), allows users to read and interpret specific types of FISH images more accurately and more quickly. Laboratory technologists and professionals can train different algorithms for specific types of FISH images, and a library of files for reading and interpreting various FISH probes can be easily compiled for general use in any FISH laboratory that has a sublicense to the SVM technology. The software can read and interpret most forms of digital FISH data acquired manually or by an automated system.

    NeoGenomics has validated and is currently implementing a laboratory developed test using the new software to read ALK rearrangement FISH tests, and plans to expand its use for other FISH probes. FISH testing for ALK rearrangement is currently performed manually and only 50 cells are counted by most laboratories. This new computer-aided system enables a significantly higher number of cells to be counted and allows for increased accuracy and reduced subjectivity from case to case. ALK testing is very important for selecting appropriate therapy for lung cancer patients. The Company expects a modest incremental reimbursement associated with ALK testing in this initial application of SVM technology, because it will enable the use of computer assisted FISH CPT codes for billing.

    Douglas VanOort, the company's Chairman and CEO, commented, "Development of this software is a result of our commitment to offer innovative solutions and uncompromising quality for cancer testing. This innovation resulted from our licensing agreement with Health Discovery Corp, which provides NeoGenomics the exclusive worldwide rights to use SVM technology for all types of laboratory developed tests in hematopoietic and solid tumor cancers. We expect SVM technology will help us to automate certain manual testing processes, provide more accurate results for those tests that were previously dependent on subjective interpretations, and increase the productivity of our lab operations. To our knowledge, we are the first laboratory in the world to use SVM technology to assist in reading and interpreting ALK FISH data."

    Dr. Maher Albitar, the Company's Chief Medical Officer and Director of Research and Development, commented, "The science around using pattern recognition and computer-aided algorithms has improved significantly in the past few years. Our use of algorithms to interpret FISH digital data is just one step in a series of planned activities to adapt the SVM technology to cancer genetics testing. We believe these types of algorithms will be instrumental in helping to answer complex clinical questions and reducing the dependence on subjective interpretations."

    About NeoGenomics, Inc.

    NeoGenomics, Inc. is a high-complexity CLIA-certified clinical laboratory that specializes in cancer genetics testing, the fastest growing segment of the laboratory industry. The company's testing services include cytogenetics, fluorescence in-situ hybridization (FISH), flow cytometry, immunohistochemistry, morphology studies, anatomic pathology and molecular genetic testing. Headquartered in Fort Myers, FL, NeoGenomics has labs in Nashville, TN, Irvine, CA, Tampa, FL and Fort Myers, FL. NeoGenomics services the needs of pathologists, oncologists, urologists and other clinicians, and hospitals throughout the United States. For additional information about NeoGenomics, visit

    About Health Discovery Corporation

    Health Discovery Corporation is a molecular diagnostics company that uses advanced mathematical techniques, such as Support Vector Machine (SVM) technology, to analyze large amounts of data to uncover patterns that might otherwise be undetectable. It operates primarily in the emerging field of personalized medicine where such tools are critical to scientific discovery. Its primary business consists of licensing its intellectual property and developing its own product line of biomarker-based diagnostic tests that include human genes and genetic variations, as well as gene, protein, and metabolic expression differences and image analysis in digital pathology and radiology. For more information, see

    Forward Looking Statements

    Except for historical information, all of the statements, expectations and assumptions contained in the foregoing are forward-looking statements. These forward looking statements involve a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual future results to differ materially from those anticipated in the forward looking statements. Actual results could differ materially from such statements expressed or implied herein. Factors that might cause such a difference include, among others, the company's ability to continue gaining new customers, offer new types of tests, and otherwise implement its business plan. As a result, this press release should be read in conjunction with the company's periodic filings with the SEC.

    NeoGenomics, Inc.

    CONTACT: Steven C. Jones, Director of Investor Relations, NeoGenomics,
    Inc., +1-239-325-2001,; Ms. Julie Marshall, Hawk
    Associates, Inc., +1-305-451-1888,

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