Companies news of 2014-04-01 (page 1)

  • TechnoConcepts, Inc. Announces Acquisition Of Websites
  • KCC Recognized As The Best Claims Administrator By ALM's National Law JournalKCC WINS...
  • Verizon Wireless Announces Major Hiring Effort in Philadelphia Tri-State RegionThe company...
  • CTG Announces Extension of 10b5-1 Plan to Facilitate Share Repurchases
  • ZipRealty Analysis: Are All-Cash Home Sales Declining?While Las Vegas, Orlando and Chicago...
  • Cineflex Launches New Lightweight Camera SystemWith the Cineflex ULTRA, customers can...
  • SiriusXM's O&A20: Unmasked with Opie & Anthony Special to Celebrate 20 Years of Opie &...
  • Scripps Networks Interactive's Online Lifestyle Brand, ulive Launches the "ulive for...
  • Experian Marketing Services adds Jay Stocki as vice president of digital servicesSeasoned...
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    TechnoConcepts, Inc. Announces Acquisition Of Websites

    LOS ANGELES, April 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- (OTCMarkets Disclosure & News Service) - TechnoConcepts, Inc. (OTCMarkets/Pinksheets: TCPS) is pleased to announce that it has signed a memorandum of terms to acquire several websites from Mr. Kevin Worth, its newly announced President and board member.

    TechnoConcepts, Inc. and Mr. Worth signed a memorandum of terms to acquire the following websites are to be acquired:

    Mr. Kevin Worth is currently the President of the private company Zimbali Group Inc. based in Washington State. Kevin has been with Zimbali since its inception in 2011. Zimbali Groups' focus is on supplying the legal cannabis industry with various products ranging from indoor gardening supplies for the commercial grower, to supplies and resale items for marijuana retail dispensaries in both the USA and Canada.

    Mr. Suarez, Chairman and CEO of TechnoConcepts, said, "After bringing Kevin into the Company, which we announced yesterday, we are pleased to finalize the terms of our acquiring his websites. This is a huge step for us as we head into the cannabis industry supply business, with Kevin leading us."

    In addition, management has met with several law firms regarding specific intellectual property related items and will be deciding shortly on a firm to represent them regarding all intellectual property related items and will be deciding on a firm to represent them. True Software Radio(TM) technology is an advanced delta-sigma microchip architecture that converts RF signals directly into digital data for the wireless receiver and directly from digital data into radio signals for the wireless transmitter.

    About TechnoConcepts, Inc.

    TechnoConcepts, Inc. (OTCMarkets/Pinksheets: TCPS) is a wireless technology company currently holding patents and other intellectual property. The Company is a Colorado company in good standing and its filings are available


    Zimbali Group Inc. provides a comprehensive set of solutions to the regulated cannabis industry. Zimbali does not grow, harvest, distribute or sell cannabis or any substances that violate United States law or the Controlled Substances Act, nor does it intend to do so in the future.

    Forward-Looking Statements

    Certain statements in this news release may contain forward-looking information within the meaning of Rule 175 under the Securities Act of 1933, and are subject to Rule 3B-6 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, and are subject to the safe harbor created by those rules. All statements, other than statements of fact, included in this release, including, without limitation, statements regarding potential future plans and objectives of the company, are forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. There can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate and other results and further events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Future events and actual results could differ materially from those set forth in, contemplated by, or underlying the forward-looking statements.

    TechnoConcepts, Inc.

    CONTACT: Shareholder Services, (561) 254-3635

    KCC Recognized As The Best Claims Administrator By ALM's National Law JournalKCC WINS ALM'S READERS CHOICE AWARD FOR THIRD CONSECUTIVE YEAR

    EL SEGUNDO, Calif., April 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ALM's The National Law Journal recognized KCC, a Computershare company, as "The Best Claims Administrator" in their readers choice rankings. A leading administrative-support services provider for the legal and financial industries, KCC won this category for the third consecutive year for its corporate restructuring and class action administration services.

    From data technology products and banking services to law firm marketing and legal research - Best of The National Law Journal Readers Rankings showcases the firms who prevailed among their competitors providing essentials to compete in today's legal market.

    "We are pleased to be recognized for the third consecutive year in The National Law Journal's readers choice rankings," said KCC president, Bryan Butvick. "This award motivates us to continue to provide industry-leading technology solutions and outstanding service to legal and financial professionals."

    KCC streamlines the administrative process of corporate restructuring, class action, and legal document management through innovative solutions and industry expertise. Founded in 2001 by former attorneys, KCC focuses on clients' needs from the perspective of legal professionals.

    ALM is a leading provider of specialized business news, research and information, focused primarily on the legal and commercial real estate sectors.

    About KCC

    KCC, a Computershare company, provides administrative-support services that help legal professionals realize time and cost efficiencies. With an integrated suite of corporate restructuring, class action and legal document management solutions, KCC alleviates the administrative challenges of today's legal processes and procedures. KCC has gained client and industry recognition for its industry expertise, professional-level client service and proprietary technologies.

    About Computershare Limited (CPU)

    Computershare is a global market leader in transfer agency and share registration, employee equity plans, proxy solicitation and stakeholder communications. We also specialize in corporate trust, mortgage, bankruptcy, class action, utility and tax voucher administration, and a range of other diversified financial and governance services.

    Founded in 1978, Computershare is renowned for its expertise in high integrity data management, high volume transaction processing and reconciliations, payments and stakeholder engagement. Many of the world's leading organizations use us to streamline and maximize the value of relationships with their investors, employees, creditors and customers.

    Computershare is represented in all major financial markets and has over 14,000 employees worldwide. For more information, visit

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    Verizon Wireless Announces Major Hiring Effort in Philadelphia Tri-State RegionThe company is actively hiring to fill 150 retail positions to fuel its continued growth

    PHILADELPHIA, April 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Verizon Wireless has announced plans to add 150 positions in the Philadelphia Tri-State region in retail sales. Interested candidates can apply online by visiting the Verizon Wireless website at The positions offer competitive salaries and benefits, including health care coverage that begins on the first day of employment, and participation in the company's 401 (k) program with a dollar-for-dollar match of up to 6 percent of an employee's salary contribution.

    "Verizon Wireless is a fast-growing leader in a dynamic and innovative industry and we're seeking motivated and talented professionals to join our retail sales team. We know that Philadelphia is one of the top technology regions in the country and our company welcomes candidates who can add their talents to those of the best wireless communications team in the industry," said Rob Miller, Philadelphia Tri-State Region President for Verizon Wireless.

    The company employs more than 1,400 in the Philadelphia Tri-State region and more than 72,000 employees nationwide. It has consistently been singled out for its commitment to work-life balance, industry-leading benefits and top-notch employee training and development.

    The company has been named one of the best companies for working moms by Working Mother for 13 straight years and Computer World lists Verizon Wireless as one of the "100 Best Places to Work in IT." named Verizon Most Valuable Employer for Military in 2013. The company offers tuition reimbursement, adoption assistance and bonuses and promotes work/life balance by offering on-site college courses, education study rooms, dining facilities and state-of-the-art fitness centers staffed with personal trainers.

    Verizon Wireless actively recruits military veterans

    The company also encourages veterans to apply for open positions. "Veterans return home every day and have to begin new lives as civilians," said regional president Miller. "We believe the leadership skills they develop in service to our country are invaluable to a results-oriented team environment such as ours."

    About Verizon Wireless

    Verizon Wireless operates the nation's largest and most reliable 4G LTE and 3G networks. The company serves 102.8 million retail customers, including 96.8 million retail postpaid customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 72,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications and Vodafone . For more information, visit For the latest news and updates about Verizon Wireless, visit our News Center at or follow us on Twitter at

    Verizon Wireless

    CONTACT: Sheldon Jones, 215-638-5668,,; Sarah Lunny, 215-790-4381,

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    CTG Announces Extension of 10b5-1 Plan to Facilitate Share Repurchases

    BUFFALO, N.Y., April 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CTG , an information technology (IT) solutions and services company, today announced that it has extended a stock repurchase plan under Rule 10b5-1 of the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "Company 10b5-1 Plan") to facilitate the repurchase of its common stock. The Company had approximately 0.9 million shares available for repurchase as of March 31, 2014 under its outstanding repurchase authorizations.

    "We are again extending our 10b5-1 plan as it gives us the ability to repurchase shares during our self-imposed blackout periods prior to the announcement of quarterly results," said CTG Chairman and Chief Executive Officer James R. Boldt.

    The plan is effective from April 3, 2014 until the day following the Company's release of its 2014 first quarter financial results. CTG's 10b5-1 plan allows for the repurchase of shares during the time following the close of a quarter and the announcement of quarterly financial results when the Company's stock repurchase policy does not allow for the direct purchase of shares by the Company. Repurchases are subject to SEC regulations as well as certain price, market, volume, and timing constraints specified in the plan. The plan does not require that any shares be purchased.

    About CTG
    CTG develops innovative IT solutions to address the business needs and challenges of companies in several higher-growth industries including healthcare, technology services, energy, and financial services. As a leading provider of IT and business consulting services to the healthcare market, CTG offers healthcare institutions, physician practices, payers, and related organizations a full range of offerings to help them achieve clinical, operational, and financial goals. CTG has developed for the healthcare provider and payer markets unique, proprietary software solutions that support better and lower cost healthcare. CTG also provides managed services IT staffing for major technology companies and large corporations. Backed by over 45 years' experience, proprietary methodologies, and an ISO 9001-certified management system, CTG has a proven track record of delivering high-value, industry-specific solutions. CTG operates in North America and Western Europe. CTG posts news and other important information on the Web at

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    CONTACT: Investors and Media - James R. Boldt, Chairman and Chief
    Executive Officer, (716) 887-7244; Investors - Brendan Harrington, Senior
    Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, (716) 888-3634

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    ZipRealty Analysis: Are All-Cash Home Sales Declining?While Las Vegas, Orlando and Chicago had the highest concentration of non-financed real estate sales in 2013, the volume of transactions may be moderating.

    EMERYVILLE, Calif., April 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ZipRealty, Inc. ( , a leading online residential real estate brokerage and provider of technology and marketing solutions, analyzed all ZipRealty transactions from January 2012 through December 2013 and concluded that one of every four real estate transactions closed without financing.

    "Upon first glance, it may seem high that a quarter of all ZipRealty home sales closed without financing in 2012 and 2013," said ZipRealty CEO and President Lanny Baker. "But based on our own internal analysis and data from the National Association of Realtors, the percentage of all-cash real estate transactions may actually be moderating. Nationwide, the percentage of all-cash real estate transactions reached a five-year high in 2010 at 27%, and the percentage of all-cash property sales has slowly declined or flattened every subsequent year."

    All-cash transactions accounted for 20% of the residential real estate market in 2009 and 25.6% of the market in 2011, NAR reports. According to ZipRealty's analysis, 26% of all the real estate transactions closed by ZipRealty agents were purchased with cash, while 25% of the homes purchased through ZipRealty agents in 2013 were acquired with cash.

    Two important market forces have made all-cash financing more prevalent in the residential real estate market over the past few years, including:

    --  Increased investor activity in the housing market
    --  Historically low housing inventory levels

    "Investors that are backed by institutions have the financial wherewithal to write a check for a home, unlike some consumers right now. And these investors are still active in a quite a few metro areas across the country," said Van Davis, President of Brokerage Operations for ZipRealty.

    Sellers are increasingly seeking all-cash offers due to historically low inventory numbers, which leads to stiff competition between buyers, Mr. Davis added. "Low inventory is making cash offers on houses mandatory in some markets for buyers. Many agents have told us anecdotally that some buyers may arrange post-close financing, which do not show as financed deal on the contract for purchase."

    According to the study, the metros with the most real estate purchased with all-cash in 2013 include:

    Metro Area % of All-Cash Sales in 2013 ---------- --------------------------- Las Vegas 48% Orlando 43% Chicago 33% Richmond, Va. 32% Los Angeles 29%

    Of all the metros surveyed by ZipRealty, Greater Chicago housing inventory dropped the most on a year-over-year percentage basis. Inventory declined 25% since Jan. 31, 2013 to approximately 29,300 homes. That compares to the overall inventory in the housing markets tracked by ZipRealty, which declined 7% annually as of Jan. 31.

    About ZipRealty, Inc.
    ZipRealty is a leading national real estate brokerage and provider of proprietary technology and comprehensive online marketing tools for the residential real estate brokerage industry. For home buyers and sellers who increasingly want control, choice and a seamless, customized service, ZipRealty offers Internet-enabled, state-of-the-art technology and complete access to accurate, timely information via their website and mobile applications, which real estate professionals can combine with their own local knowledge and personal expertise to offer an exceptional start-to-finish client experience. For real estate professionals who seek more productive ways to conduct business, ZipRealty provides technology and online marketing tools to enhance their online sales channel, including lead generation, conversion and service of their clients. ZipRealty's technology and online marketing products serve its full-service, owned-and-operated residential real estate brokerage business in 19 markets nationwide, as well as its Powered by Zip network of leading third-party local brokerages in 20 markets.

    Media Contact: Stacey Corso

    ZipRealty, Inc.

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    Cineflex Launches New Lightweight Camera SystemWith the Cineflex ULTRA, customers can customize their five-axis gyro-stabilized system with industry leading Ultra HD cameras, multiple lens, video overlays and geo-pointing options.

    FAIRFAX, Va., April 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- General Dynamics Global Imaging Technologies has introduced Cineflex ULTRA, a compact gyro-stabilized camera system that can be customized with high-definition 4K and 6K cameras, as well as the longest lens available. The ULTRA incorporates the recently launched geo-pointing option, GEO+, which enables video overlays, system and lens metadata and geo-pointing advanced filming techniques. Additionally, with the Cineflex ULTRA system weighing in at less than 100 pounds, cinematographers, directors and broadcast media have the ease-of-use and flexibility they need to secure the breathtaking images that capture viewers' imaginations.

    "Building on our proven family of Cineflex products, the highly mobile ULTRA gives our customers the exceptional range-performance and unmatched precision and stability they have come to expect," said Carlo Zaffanella, vice president and general manager responsible for the Cineflex product family. "From blockbuster movies and documentaries to high-profile sporting events to broadcast news, Cineflex ULTRA's user-friendly interface, small, compact design and geo-pointing option will help our customers deliver creative excellence and technical innovation to audiences worldwide."

    With computer generated imagery (CGI) playing a significant role throughout the cinema and broadcast world, the GEO+ option helps streamline and simplify the post-production process by layering location-specific metadata onto the video. This enhancement allows the production team to readily utilize the GEO+ synchronous metadata to seamlessly integrate CGI with the pure Cineflex video.

    Designed with close collaboration between cinematographers and General Dynamics' design engineers, the Cineflex gyro-stabilized camera system is a compact, light-weight Ultra HD digital cinematography camera system. More information about Cineflex camera systems is available at

    The Cineflex family of high-definition camera systems is delivered by General Dynamics Global Imaging Technologies, a provider of high-performance camera systems and components. For more information about General Dynamics Global Imaging Technologies, a division of General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems, please visit

    General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems is a business unit of General Dynamics .

    General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems

    CONTACT: Media: Jessica Howe, General Dynamics Advanced Information
    Systems, office: 703-272-6011 / cell: 202-617-4961 / email:; Investors: Erin Linnihan, General Dynamics,
    office: 703-876-3583 / email:

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    SiriusXM's O&A20: Unmasked with Opie & Anthony Special to Celebrate 20 Years of Opie & Anthony"O&A20: Unmasked" with host Ron Bennington to air on The Opie & Anthony Channel and the Raw Dog SiriusXM Comedy Hits channel live from the famed Carolines on Broadway comedy club in NYC

    NEW YORK, April 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SiriusXM today announced that it will celebrate 20 years of Opie & Anthony on the radio with a special edition of its Unmasked comedy series broadcast live from Carolines on Broadway, New York City's premier stand-up comedy nightclub.

    O&A20: Unmasked will give fans and listeners an opportunity to see Greg "Opie" Hughes and Anthony Cumia, along with comedian Jim Norton, as well as a special lineup of guest comedians, live and in person.

    O&A20: Unmasked will air live on Thursday, April 17, at 4:00 pm ET, in front of an audience of SiriusXM listeners, and will be broadcast on The Opie & Anthony Channel, XM channel 103 and Sirius channel 206, and Raw Dog SiriusXM Comedy Hits, channel 99. The one-hour special will also be available through the SiriusXM Internet Radio App for smartphones and other connected devices, as well as online at Subscribers will also be able to listen via SiriusXM On Demand through the SiriusXM Internet Radio App for smartphones and other mobile devices and online at

    Opie & Anthony fans are invited to tweet @OandAshow using the hashtag #OandA20.

    "We want to toast Opie & Anthony on reaching this milestone and in being one of the most outrageous and daring duos in all of talk radio. SiriusXM has been proud to give Opie & Anthony the freedom to give fans and listeners their intense, edgy talk and uncensored comedy," said Scott Greenstein, President and Chief Content Officer, SiriusXM. "We are thrilled to have SiriusXM listeners across the country celebrate their decades in radio with an evening that will be without a doubt an outrageous and unpredictable show."

    Unmasked is an informal, interactive and uncensored comedy series featuring extended, in-depth conversations with superstars and emerging names in comedy hosted by Ron Bennington. The series has featured guests including Louis C.K., Seth Rogen, Bob Newhart, Sandra Bernhard and Jimmy Fallon. Bennington is also the co-host of The Ron and Fez Show on Raw Dog SiriusXM Comedy Hits.

    For more information on Carolines on Broadway, please visit

    For more information on SiriusXM, please visit

    About SiriusXM

    Sirius XM Holdings Inc. is the world's largest radio broadcaster measured by revenue and has 25.6 million subscribers. SiriusXM creates and broadcasts commercial-free music; premier sports talk and live events; comedy; news; exclusive talk and entertainment; and the most comprehensive Latin music, sports and talk programming in radio. SiriusXM is available in vehicles from every major car company in the U.S. and from retailers nationwide as well as at SiriusXM programming is available through the SiriusXM Internet Radio App for smartphones and other connected devices as well as online at SiriusXM also provides premium traffic, weather, data and information services for subscribers in cars, trucks, RVs, boats and aircraft through SiriusXM Traffic(TM), SiriusXM Travel Link, NavTraffic(R), NavWeather(TM), SiriusXM Aviation, SiriusXM Marine(TM), Sirius Marine Weather, XMWX Aviation(TM), and XMWX Marine(TM). SiriusXM holds a minority interest in SiriusXM Canada which has more than 2 million subscribers.

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    The following factors, among others, could cause actual results to differ materially from the anticipated results or other expectations expressed in the forward-looking statements: our competitive position versus other radio and audio entertainment providers; our ability to attract and retain subscribers, which is uncertain; our dependence upon the auto industry; general economic conditions; failure of our satellites, which, in most cases, are not insured; the interruption or failure of our information and communications systems; the security of the personal information about our customers; royalties we pay for music rights, which increase over time; the unfavorable outcome of pending or future litigation; our failure to realize benefits of acquisitions; rapid technological and industry change; failure of third parties to perform; changes in consumer protection laws and their enforcement; failure to comply with FCC requirements and other government regulations; and our indebtedness. Additional factors that could cause our results to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements can be found in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2013, which is filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") and available at the SEC's Internet site ( The information set forth herein speaks only as of the date hereof, and we disclaim any intention or obligation to update any forward looking statements as a result of developments occurring after the date of this communication.


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    Scripps Networks Interactive's Online Lifestyle Brand, ulive Launches the "ulive for Spring!" Campaign Featuring Five New Original SeriesNew shows feature stars such as Genevieve Gorder, Sabrina Soto, Jamie Shupak, Emily Henderson, Janell Inez and more

    NEW YORK, April 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, ulive, the online lifestyle video brand from Scripps Networks Interactive, Inc. is launching their "ulive for Spring!" campaign featuring a line up of five new original series showcasing some of the brightest stars of lifestyle online entertainment. These new shows span multiple lifestyle topics and will roll out through the end of May, adding over 60 new short form episodes to The first three series will premiere today, including Handy Ma'am, season 2; TV Wedding with Jamie Shupak, and Emily Henderson is Pregnant. Two additional series, GENeration with Genevieve Gorder, and Secrets of a Super Aunt starring Sabrina Soto, will premiere in May.

    Since launching in June 2013, has become a major online destination for lifestyle video. The site curates videos and clips from Food Network, Cooking Channel, HGTV, Travel Channel, and DIY, and is already home to more than 70 original series from beloved TV stars and hot new digital talent. The videos on are selected to entertain and inform viewers across all aspects of lifestyle, including wellness, parenting, food, travel and home design. The "ulive for Spring!" line-up will bring viewers seamlessly into spring with topics such as household life hacking, how to be fabulous and pregnant, planning a perfect wedding, outdoor activities for kids and more.

    The "ulive for Spring!" campaign includes carefully curated gems from the Scripps library, as well as these five new original ulive series:

    Handy Ma'am - In Season 2 of this ulive favorite, real-life mom of three Janell Inez, takes a comedic yet informative approach to household life hacking. This supermom, author and DIY blogger shares innovative approaches to simple household tasks, performing them with ingenuity and style. Filled with surprises and "why didn't I think of that?!" moments, this series will launch on April 1 with 13 episodes available on the site.

    Emily Henderson is Pregnant - Emily Henderson has already taken the design world by storm, and in this 32 episode series launching April 1, we see her preparing to take on a new challenge: Motherhood. This genuine, lighthearted look at Emily's quest to have a fabulous pregnancy and prepare for baby Charlie includes her mission to stay fit, deck out the ultimate baby nursery and throw a baby shower fit for a true stylist.

    TV Wedding - This six episode series, launching April 1, follows "TV Dinner" blogger, author and NY1 Traffic reporter Jamie Shupak as she plans her nuptials to CNN correspondent Brian Stelter. Jamie tackles her wedding head on, providing valuable insight and inspirational ideas on everything from how to enhance an heirloom wedding dress to how to get fit for the big day.

    GENeration - One of HGTV's most recognizable faces, Genevieve Gorder brings us into her living room and introduces us to her mother and grandmother in this intimate discussion series. In each episode, all three women provide their generational insight into a variety of key events throughout parenthood such as birth, first days at home, first trip with the kids, and more. The episodes offer viewers the chance to watch three generations of moms learn about and from each other through their life experiences. The series has nine episodes and will premiere in May, perfect timing for Mother's Day.

    Secrets of a Super Aunt - TV star and self-proclaimed "Super Aunt", Sabrina Soto hangs out with her nieces and nephews in this six episode series premiering on May 1. Sabrina shares her secrets of super aunt-dom in the form of fun, kid-friendly activities suitable for any age, any budget and any occasion. For instance, a sleepover at New York's iconic FAO Schwartz will no doubt be pricy but leave an everlasting impression, but a crafty, well-executed sleepover at home with an epic morning-after breakfast can be just as fun and cost next to nothing.

    About ulive:
    ulive is a digital lifestyle video brand for today's busy consumer. Owned and operated by Scripps Networks Interactive, Inc. , ulive expands on Scripps' lifestyle promise: to bring the best videos to viewers wherever and whenever they want them.

    At the center is, a premium video portal, home to thousands of lifestyle videos from brands you know and trust - including Food Network, HGTV, Travel Channel, Cooking Channel, DIY Network and Great American Country - as well as premium third-party videos and more than 70 original series from beloved TV stars and hot new digital talent.

    The ulive Lifestyle Network (ULN), our video distribution network, delivers premium video content across a curated ecosystem of lifestyle publishers. With videos covering Food, Home, Travel, Parenting, Wellness, Beauty and Fashion, ulive entertains and informs to help you make the most out of life. Whatever you live for, find great videos about it on ulive!

    Media Contact:
    The Door
    Heather Muhleman / / 646-340-1709
    Erin Maxwell / / 646-340-1772

    Scripps Networks Interactive, Inc.

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    Experian Marketing Services adds Jay Stocki as vice president of digital servicesSeasoned digital ad executive to lead Experian Marketing Services' continued expansion of digital advertising product portfolio

    NEW YORK, April 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Experian Marketing Services, a global provider of integrated consumer insights and targeting, data quality and cross-channel marketing, has hired Jay Stocki as its vice president of digital services. In this role, Stocki will lead Experian Marketing Services' portfolio of digital advertising products, including business development and product evolution and innovation. He joins the Company in Schaumburg, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago.

    "Jay is an established voice in the digital industry. The depth of his knowledge, as well as his past leadership successes, make his addition to our team a significant milestone and enabler for the continued growth and success of our digital advertising business," said Rick Erwin, president, Targeting, Experian Marketing Services.

    As a business leader, entrepreneur and consultant, Stocki brings an extensive and diverse background in the digital industry to Experian Marketing Services. Most recently, he served as vice president of business development at data provider Bering Media and founded Talmont Consulting, a management consulting firm focused on developing digital strategies for major ISPs, including using ISP data for targeting in the digital ecosystem. Before Talmont Consulting, Stocki held management positions with Accenture, Yahoo and Nvidia.

    Stocki earned a Bachelor of Science from the Milwaukee School of Engineering and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Michigan-Ross School of Business.

    Stocki is a frequent blogger on marketing, entrepreneurship, and ad tech and has contributed to advertising industry publications, including He serves on the Interactive Advertising Bureau's (IAB) Mobile Advertising Committee and is a frequent presenter at industry conferences, such as ad:tech and others.

    About Experian Marketing Services

    Experian Marketing Services is a global provider of integrated consumer insights and targeting, data quality and cross-channel marketing. We help organizations from around the world intelligently interact with today's dynamic, empowered and hyperconnected customers. By coordinating seamless interactions across all marketing channels, marketers are able to plan and execute superior brand experiences that deepen customer loyalty, strengthen brand advocacy and maximize profits. For more information, please visit

    About Experian

    Experian((R)) is the leading global information services company, providing data and analytical tools to clients around the world. The Group helps businesses to manage credit risk, prevent fraud, target marketing offers and automate decision making. Experian also helps individuals to check their credit report and credit score, and protect against identity theft.

    Experian plc is listed on the London Stock Exchange (EXPN) and is a constituent of the FTSE 100 index. Total revenue for the year ended March 31, 2013, was US$4.7 billion. Experian employs approximately 17,000 people in 40 countries and has its corporate headquarters in Dublin, Ireland, with operational headquarters in Nottingham, UK; California, US; and Sao Paulo, Brazil. For more information, visit

    Experian and the Experian marks used herein are service marks or registered trademarks of Experian Information Solutions, Inc. Other product and company names mentioned herein are the property of their respective owners.

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    Experian Marketing Services
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    Report: IBM Named Market Share Leader in Application Infrastructure and Middleware Software for 13 Consecutive Years

    ARMONK, N.Y., April 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- IBM today announced that based on Gartner's definition of the application infrastructure and middleware market, IBM has one again been named the worldwide market share leader, marking 13 consecutive years of sustained leadership. The rankings are based on total worldwide revenue for 2013.

    According to the Gartner report, "All Software Markets, Worldwide, 2013" report(1) names IBM as the leader in application infrastructure and middleware software with 30 percent market share, nearly double that of its closest competitor. The worldwide application infrastructure and middleware software market grew 5.6 percent to $21.5 billion, according to Gartner.

    "We believe the latest Gartner report underscores IBM's ongoing commitment to delivering unmatched capabilities that help our clients transform their businesses for long term value," said Steve Mills, senior vice president and group executive, IBM Software & Systems. "We feel today's news further demonstrates the continued success of our strategy that serves as a catalyst to helping transform the industry's most pressing business and societal challenges."

    Within the application infrastructure and middleware portfolio, IBM was once again named the number one vendor in Business Process Management Suite (BPMS) software with 29 percent share, more than triple that of its closest competitor. BPMS software helps improve business growth and agility, including enabling employees to work together using mobile technology.

    Gartner also reported that IBM remains number one in other noteworthy segments such as Message Oriented Middleware, a key enabler for mobile computing, with 67 percent share, almost 10 times its closest competitor. IBM leads Transaction Processing Middleware, which supports mobile and cloud-based commerce.

    IBM leads in eight out of the 11 application infrastructure and middleware markets. Based on IBM client feedback, there is a demand for organizations to link together Big Data, mobile, cloud and social computing technologies into core enterprise software systems. IBM is also the leader in Business-to-Business (B2B) Middleware, which drives better collaboration among partners and clients, and Managed File Transfer Suites, a new segment tracked in this report, for secure, reliable delivery of data between people, process and systems.

    Today's announcement also points to the success of IBM MobileFirst solutions to help businesses of all sizes adopt mobile technology to better engage with customers and extend their businesses to new markets.

    For more information on IBM's application infrastructure and middleware software portfolio visit:

    1- Market Share: All Software Markets, Worldwide, 2013, Colleen Graham, et al. March,28, 2014

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    Starz Announces First Quarter 2014 Earnings Release And Conference Call

    ENGLEWOOD, Colo., April 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Starz and Chief Executive Officer, Chris Albrecht, will host a conference call to discuss results for the first quarter of 2014, on Thursday, May 1, 2014 at 12:00 PM ET. During the call, Mr. Albrecht will discuss the company's financial performance and may discuss future opportunities.

    Please call PGI at (877) 548-7905 or (719) 325-4804 at least 10 minutes prior to the call. Callers will need to be on a touch-tone telephone to ask questions. The conference administrator will provide instructions on how to participate during the question and answer session.

    Replays of the conference call can be accessed through May 8, 2014 at 3:00 PM ET, by dialing (888) 203-1112 or (719) 457-0820 plus the passcode 7126810#.

    In addition, the first quarter 2014 earnings conference call will be broadcast live via the Internet. All interested participants should visit the Starz investor website at to register for the webcast. Links to the press release and replays of the call will also be available on the Starz investor website. The conference call and related materials will be archived on the website for one year.

    About Starz
    Starz is a leading integrated global media and entertainment company with operating units that provide premium subscription video programming on domestic U.S. pay television channels (Starz Networks), global content distribution (Starz Distribution) and animated television and movie production (Starz Animation). For more information, visit:

    Starz Networks is a leading provider of premium subscription video programming through the flagship STARZ(R) and ENCORE(R) pay TV networks which showcase premium original programming and movies to U.S. multichannel video distributors, including cable operators, satellite television providers, and telecommunications companies. As of December 31, 2013, STARZ and ENCORE serve a combined 57.1 million subscribers, including 22.2 million at STARZ, and 34.9 million at ENCORE, making them the largest pair of premium flagship channels in the U.S. STARZ(R) and ENCORE(R), along with Starz Networks' third flagship brand, MOVIEPLEX(R), air more than 1,000 movies monthly across 17 linear networks, complemented by On Demand and authenticated online offerings through STARZ PLAY, ENCORE PLAY, and MOVIEPLEX PLAY. Starz Distribution develops, produces and acquires entertainment content, distributing it to consumers globally on DVD, digital formats and traditional television. Starz Distribution's home video, digital media and worldwide distribution business units distribute original programming content produced by Starz, as well as entertainment content for itself and third parties. Starz Animation produces animated TV and movie content for studios, networks, distributors and audiences worldwide.

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    Starz Investor Relations
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    TransFirst(R) and Endurance International Group Form Strategic Alliance For Payment Processing

    HAUPPAUGE, N.Y., April 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- TransFirst((R)), a leading provider of transaction processing services and payment enabling technologies, and Endurance International Group , a leading provider of cloud-based platform solutions designed to help small and medium-sized businesses succeed online, announce a strategic alliance under which Endurance will provide its customers with access to a full merchant acquiring solution from TransFirst, including a one-stop solution for both e-commerce businesses and traditional offline, "brick and mortar" retail businesses.

    Under the terms of the agreement, Endurance will market TransFirst as the preferred provider for payment card acceptance for its more than 3.5million customers. Specifically, TransFirst will provide Endurance subscribers with a unique and customer-friendly web-based virtual application and onboarding process, the online payment gateway Transaction Express((R)) and TransFreedom((R)), a bundled pricing package that may provide lower costs for startup e-commerce merchants. TransFirst will also provide Endurance's merchants with customized cost-savings analyses to help them save money.

    "TransFirst will compliment Endurance's commitment to customer service by providing our best-in-class, U.S.-based merchant support that's available 24/7/365," adds Steven Rizzuto, TransFirst's President, Commercial Services Division. "Endurance's dedication to offering payment card processing that's affordable and meets the unique requirements of e-commerce merchants aligns with TransFirst's mission to assist our partners with products, services and technology to help grow and develop beyond expectations in the payments industry."

    Joel Rosen, EVP of Marketing and Product at Endurance, commented, "Working together with TransFirst, we will be able to help subscribers simplify the payment side of their operations with a complete package of merchant services for both their off-line and on-line needs. At the same time, TransFirst's service and support can scale from the most simple to the most complex online-only businesses."

    About TransFirst (
    A leading provider of secure transaction processing services and payment enabling technologies, TransFirst offers innovative products and services designed with financial institution, independent sales organization, healthcare, e-commerce, government and merchant customers' unique needs in mind. By collaborating with our customers and utilizing deep industry knowledge, we can help them grow their businesses. Founded in 1995, TransFirst continues to attain significant market share and world-class expertise in growing and profitable industry segments. Built on a platform of personal service, customer commitment and flexible pricing, TransFirst is headquartered in Hauppauge, New York, and has operations facilities in Aurora, Colorado; Broomfield, Colorado; Omaha, Nebraska; Overland Park, Kansas; Franklin, Tennessee; and Cypress, California; and executive headquarters in Dallas, Texas. Company-wide, TransFirst currently processes approximately $48 billion in annual sales volume for approximately 200,000 merchants and financial institution partners. For additional information, please call 800.745.2659 or visit

    About Endurance International Group (
    Endurance International Group is a leading provider of cloud-based platform solutions designed to help small and medium-sized businesses succeed online. Less than 20 years old, Endurance serves over 3.5 million subscribers through a family of brands that includes Bluehost, HostGator,, FatCow, iPage, BigRock and MOJO Marketplace. Endurance is headquartered in Burlington, Massachusetts, has a presence in Asia and the Americas, and employs over 2,600 people. Endurance provides a comprehensive suite of over 150 products and services that includes web presence and mobile sites, email and eCommerce solutions, as well as more advanced offerings, such as SEO services, scalable computing, security, storage and backup, online marketing and productivity solutions. For more information, visit

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    WuXi PharmaTech Corporate Venture Fund Invests in TruTag Security Platform for Drug Safety

    SHANGHAI and HONOLULU, April 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- WuXi PharmaTech (Cayman) Inc. , a leading pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device R&D services company with operations in China and the United States, and TruTag Technologies, Inc., developer of the leading edible, covert security platform to address the global product counterfeiting challenge, today announced that WuXi Corporate Venture Fund has made an investment in TruTag. In addition, WuXi and TruTag will explore collaborations to offer WuXi's global customers the TruTag on-dose authentication solution to help prevent counterfeiting and to enhance drug safety.

    TruTag microtags ("TruTags((R))") are inert and edible and can integrate into the fabric of a product without packaging or labels - much like fingerprints on a human being - for the authentication of food, drugs, electronics, consumer products, and industrial components. Millions of optical patterns can be embedded into a TruTag, a dust-sized particle smaller than the width of a human hair. Using this technology, brand owners, including pharmaceutical companies, will be able to field-read finished tablets circulating in the wholesale and retail market to determine the authenticity and provenance of medicines, including detailed information such as site and date of manufacture, lots, and other critical data.

    "TruTag is very excited to work with WuXi to explore the development of our on-dose authentication solution for WuXi's pharmaceutical customers," said Dr. Hank C.K. Wuh, Chairman of TruTag Technologies. "This innovative technology is an important new weapon in fighting the growing global problem of counterfeit drugs."

    "WuXi is pleased to invest in this cutting-edge technology and to explore its further development to enhance patient safety and protect our customers' intellectual property," said Dr. Ge Li, Chairman and CEO of WuXi PharmaTech.

    About WuXi PharmaTech

    WuXi PharmaTech is a leading pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device R&D outsourcing company, with operations in China and the United States. As a research-driven and customer-focused company, WuXi PharmaTech provides pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device companies with a broad and integrated portfolio of laboratory and manufacturing services throughout the drug and medical device R&D process. WuXi PharmaTech's services are designed to help its global partners in shortening the cycle and lowering the cost of drug and medical device R&D. The operating subsidiaries of WuXi PharmaTech are known as WuXi AppTec.

    About TruTag Technologies

    TruTag Technologies is the innovator of an edible security platform to address the global product counterfeiting challenge. The TruTag(R) security platform will help to provide superior brand protection, enhance the safety and traceability of food and medicine, improve tracking and logistics, assure product quality, and enable the Internet of Things. TruTag Technologies is a SKAI Ventures portfolio company. For more information, please see TruTag Technologies, Inc. is a 2014 Technology Pioneer, selected by the World Economic Forum. This prestigious honor was awarded to the world's most innovative and influential technology companies with the promise of significantly impacting the way business and society operates. TRUTAG and TRUTAGS are registered trademarks of TruTag Technologies, Inc. (C)2014 TruTagTechnologies, Inc. All rights reserved.

    For more information, please contact:

    WuXi PharmaTech

    Ronald Aldridge
    Director of Investor Relations
    +1 (201) 585-2048

    Aaron Shi
    Associate Director of Corporate Communications

    TruTag Technologies

    Paula Page
    Paula Page PR
    +1 (650) 279-3881

    WuXi PharmaTech (Cayman) Inc.

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    Sixth Annual GYT Campaign Encourages Young People To "Get Yourself Tested" Beginning April 1National "GYT: Get Yourself Tested" Campaign Successfully Reaching Youth to Increase STD Awareness and Testing, According to New Study

    NEW YORK, April 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The sixth annual national GYT: Get Yourself Tested campaign will kick off on Tuesday, April 1, in honor of National STD Awareness Month, with on-air, online, and on-the-ground activities across the country. GYT is designed to promote sexual health and address the disproportionately high rates of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) -- including HIV, chlamydia, and gonorrhea -- among those under 25. Research now suggests the campaign successfully increased STD testing in this age group, including a 71 percent increase in testing at Planned Parenthood affiliates from 2008 to 2010. The campaign is a collaborative effort of the American College Health Association (ACHA), the Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF), MTV, National Coalition of STD Directors (NCSD), and Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA), with technical consultation provided by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

    Young people under age 25 account for half of the estimated 20 million new sexually transmitted diseases each year, although they represent only one-quarter of the sexually active population. In fact, one in two sexually active people in the U.S. will contract an STD by the time they're 25-- and many will not know it.

    In order to continue raising awareness this year, GYT is rolling out a series of initiatives across all platforms, including:

    --  Community health centers, youth groups, and college campuses will hold
    STD testing outreach and education events across the country throughout
    the month of April.
    --  Planned Parenthood has organized more than 200 youth, education, and
    outreach events for the month.
    --  A series of GYT public messages will run on MTV, pointing young people
    to information and resources on STD testing and prevention.
    --  Social media and online properties will share GYT messages aimed at
    increasing awareness of STDs among young people and linking them to
    testing services.

    "Getting tested for STDs is one of the most important things you can do to protect your health -- and it's easier than ever before," said Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America. "At Planned Parenthood, we know that affordable testing and treatment, along with education, are the best ways to ensure that young people stay healthy and safe. We're proud to be part of the GYT effort."

    The GYT campaign's efforts to promote discussion and testing of STDs among young people appear to be having an impact. A new study published in the March 2014 issue of Sexually Transmitted Diseases, the official journal of the American Sexually Transmitted Diseases Association, suggests that the GYT campaign has successfully increased STD testing among youth during STD Awareness Month. Findings from the study include:

    --  From 2009 to 2010, the number of reported youth reached by GYT events
    --  From 2008 to 2010, there was a 71 percent increase in STD testing at
    reporting Planned Parenthood affiliates.
    --  Increases were most notable among populations most at risk, including
    youth, African Americans, Latinos, and people living at or under the
    poverty line.

    "Nearly all STDs, including HIV, are treatable and many are curable," said Tina Hoff, senior vice president and director of the Kaiser Family Foundation's Health Communication & Media Partnerships Program. "The sooner you know your status, the sooner you can get treated and avoid serious health risks. Through a combination of on-air, online, and on-the-ground messages, GYT is working to increase knowledge and remove the stigma of STD testing among young people."

    "MTV has made a sustained commitment to challenging the stigma that prevents countless young people from getting tested for STDs and HIV," said Jason Rzepka, senior vice president of Public Affairs at MTV. "We're proud that GYT has helped drive notable increases in STD testing, but there's no finish line in this race, and we will continue to do all we can to help our audience make responsible decisions about their sexual health."

    "We know that young people are a key population for STD prevention and that they often face unique challenges for STD testing and treatment," stated William Smith, executive director of the National Coalition of STD Directors. "That is why the National Coalition of STD Directors, on behalf of its member STD health department programs across the country, is pleased to be involved in GYT: to ensure that young people get tested and treated for STDs."

    "Sexual and reproductive health are a high priority for college health professionals. One important aspect of being a healthy college student is being able to prevent STDs on college campuses," said Pat Ketcham, president of the American College Health Association. "The Get Yourself Tested Campaign is a valuable social marketing campaign designed to promote and can improve access to testing and is an important catalyst to improve health care access."

    Responding to the fact that young people account for half of the 20 million new sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) occurring in the U.S. each year -- and many don't know they are infected -- the GYT campaign is a youthful, empowering social movement to encourage young people to get tested and treated, as needed, for STDs, including HIV. GYT increases awareness about STDs and how to prevent them; links young people to STD testing services; and promotes a more open dialogue with partners and health care providers.

    GYT encourages testing for STDs, including HIV, as recommended by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and empowers young people to have an open dialogue about STDs.

    GYT was launched in April 2009 as an ongoing promotion under It's Your (Sex) Life, a longstanding public information partnership of MTV and the Kaiser Family Foundation. Supporting partners of GYT include: American College Health Association (ACHA), Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF), National Coalition of STD Directors (NCSD), MTV and Planned Parenthood Federation of America. Technical consultation is provided by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

    About American College Health Association:

    The American College Health Association will provide advocacy, education, communications, products, and services, as well as promote research and culturally competent practices to enhance its members' ability to advance the health of all students and the campus community.

    About Kaiser Family Foundation:

    The Kaiser Family Foundation, a leader in health policy analysis, health journalism and communication, is dedicated to filling the need for trusted, independent information on the major health issues facing our nation and its people. The Foundation is a non-profit private operating foundation, based in Menlo Park, California.

    About MTV:

    MTV is the world's premier youth entertainment brand. With a global reach of more than a half-billion households, MTV is the cultural home of the millennial generation, music fans and artists, and a pioneer in creating innovative programming for young people. MTV reflects and creates pop culture with its Emmy((R)), Grammy((R)) and Peabody((R)) award-winning content built around compelling storytelling, music discovery and activism across TV, online and mobile. MTV's sibling networks MTV2 and mtvU each deliver unparalleled customized content for young males, music fans and college students, and its online hub is the leading destination for music, news and pop culture. MTV is part of MTV Networks, a unit of Viacom , one of the world's leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms. For more information, go to

    About Planned Parenthood:

    Planned Parenthood is the nation's leading provider and advocate of high-quality, affordable health care for women, men, and young people, as well as the nation's largest provider of sex education. With more than 700 health centers across the country, Planned Parenthood organizations serve all patients with care and compassion, with respect and without judgment. Through health centers, programs in schools and communities, and online resources, Planned Parenthood is a trusted source of reliable health information that allows people to make informed health decisions. We do all this because we care passionately about helping people lead healthier lives.

    About The National Coalition of STD Directors:

    The National Coalition of STD Directors (NCSD) is a partnership of public health professionals dedicated to promoting sexual health through the prevention of STDs. NCSD provides dynamic leadership that strengthens STD Programs by advocating for effective policies, strategies, and sufficient resources by increasing awareness of the medical and social impacts of STDs. For more information, visit

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    CONTACT: ACHA CONTACT: Rachel Mack, Program Coordinator,,
    Main Phone:(410) 859-1500 ext. 234, Direct Phone: (443) 270-4560; KFF
    CONTACT: Victoria Chao, 650-854-9400,; MTV CONTACT:
    Stephanie Perez, 212-846-6924,; NCSD CONTACT:
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    Planned Parenthood Federation of America Media Office, 212-261-4433,

    Omnicell Achieves International ISO Environmental CertificationCompany reinforces commitment to corporate responsibility through all facets of the business

    MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., April 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Omnicell, Inc., , a leading provider of medication and supply management solutions and analytics software for healthcare providers, announced it achieved certification for International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 14001:2004 Environmental Management System (EMS), demonstrating the company's commitment to lowering its environmental impact. The EMS is a framework that helps a company achieve its environmental goals through consistent control of its operations.

    "Omnicell is committed to environmental stewardship and is extremely proud of our team for achieving the ISO 14001:2004 accreditation reinforcing the company's commitment to responsible environmental business practices on a global level," said Robert Smith, senior director, quality and regulatory affairs at Omnicell. "By adhering to this global standard we are helping to reduce costs, meet customer expectations and minimize the impact Omnicell has on the environment."

    Omnicell's ISO 14001:2004 certification was obtained in Dec., 2013, following an on-site certification audit by TUV Rheinland.

    About Omnicell
    Since 1992, Omnicell has been creating new efficiencies to improve patient care, anywhere it is delivered. Omnicell is a leading supplier of comprehensive automation and business analytics software for patient-centric medication and supply management across the entire healthcare continuum-- from the acute care hospital setting to post-acute skilled nursing and long-term care facilities to the home.

    More than 2,800 Acute Care customers worldwide have utilized Omnicell's medication automation, supply chain and analytics solutions to increase operational efficiency, reduce errors, deliver actionable intelligence and improve patient safety. Omnicell Non-Acute Care solutions, including its MTS Medication Technologies brand, provide innovative medication adherence packaging solutions to help reduce costly hospital readmissions. In addition, these solutions enable approximately 6,000 institutional and retail pharmacies worldwide to maintain high accuracy and quality standards in medication dispensing and administration while optimizing productivity and controlling costs.

    For more information about Omnicell, Inc. please visit

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    ClearOne Finalizes Spontania Acquisition To Offer Full Range Of Video Collaboration SolutionsClearOne now offers the industry's most complete video collaboration portfolio

    SALT LAKE CITY, April 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ClearOne announced today that the company has finalized the acquisition of Spontania cloud-based technology from Spain-based Dialcom Networks, S.L. The addition of this technology completes the company's strategy to build an all-inclusive video collaboration portfolio.

    Spontania complements ClearOne's existing premise-based, enterprise video collaboration portfolio and makes ClearOne the only company offering an entirely software-based video conferencing product line from the personal client to the conference room, with a complete set of virtualized infrastructure. The complete ClearOne video portfolio now can serve a full range of video collaboration needs for Enterprise, SMB, Healthcare, Education, and other customers, whether they are seeking those solutions deployed in their private data centers or in the ClearOne Spontania cloud.

    "We are now positioned to execute on our strategy by offering a complete and competitive suite of video collaboration products that appeals to varied customer needs and uniquely leads the way for our partners to take advantage of cloud offerings and capture down-stream revenue opportunities," said Zee Hakimoglu, Chairman and CEO of ClearOne. "With the acquisition of Spontania, ClearOne now offers its partners and end users a clear choice between public cloud, private cloud, and on-premise solutions, replacing the need for expensive infrastructure. Combined with our industry-leading voice solutions, the ClearOne video collaboration portfolio leads the market in scalability, return on investment, functionality and quality."

    ClearOne's Spontania total video collaboration portfolio empowers customers to deploy video collaboration without the heavy burden of expensive infrastructure. It also allows service providers and partners to expand their offerings by deploying the technology within their own networks, building on ClearOne technology to further their current solutions and offerings.

    The solution is available through ClearOne authorized partners as either as a Platform as a Service (PaaS) or as a cloud-based Software as a Service (SaaS). The company complements this infrastructure offering with a host of software-based endpoints that spans mobile devices to laptops to telepresence group systems. ClearOne will bring the entire line of solutions to market exclusively through an authorized partner program, which offers partners an attractive, next-generation model to capitalize on business migration to software- and cloud-based solutions.

    About ClearOne

    ClearOne is a global company that designs, develops and sells conferencing, collaboration, streaming and digital signage solutions for voice and visual communications. The performance and simplicity of its advanced comprehensive solutions offer unprecedented levels of functionality, reliability and scalability. More information about the company can be found at

    This release contains "forward-looking" statements that are based on present circumstances and on ClearOne's predictions with respect to events that have not occurred, that may not occur, or that may occur with different consequences and timing than those now assumed or anticipated. Such forward-looking statements, including acquisitions or investments the company may make to fuel growth, the purchase of common stock under the company's stock repurchase program and any statements of the plans and objectives of management for future operations, are not guarantees of future performance or results and involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual events or results to differ materially from the events or results described in the forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements are made only as of the date of this release and ClearOne assumes no obligation to update forward-looking statements to reflect subsequent events or circumstances. Readers should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements.


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    TeleCommunication Systems Introduces Radiation-Tolerant Flash Memory DeviceNAND Flash Device Provides Increased Data Storage, Nonvolatile Memory for Space Technology

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. and LONG BEACH, Calif., April 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. (TCS) , a world leader in highly reliable and secure mobile communication technology, today announced the availability of its radiation-tolerant NAND flash memory device. Based on proven single-level cell NAND flash technology, the 8-gigabit, radiation-tolerant flash device provides affordable, reliable data storage capacity in space, military, medical and other harsh environments with potential exposure to radiation.

    News Facts:

    --  The NAND flash memory device fills the space industry's need for low
    power, nonvolatile memory, suitable for use in satellites, launch
    vehicles, aircraft and other high-reliability environments.
    --  TCS' radiation-tolerant NAND flash memory device has passed rigorous
    testing to meet U.S. military and space-level requirements for
    high-reliability and durability.
    --  Configured as an asynchronous NAND flash, the device's high-density
    memory capacity consists of a single 8-gigabit (1024Mx8) die in a
    hermetically sealed 48-lead ceramic package.
    --  NAND is a major form of flash memory distinguished by its unique
    approach to logic function. Due to advantages in density and power over
    NOR flash, NAND flash is primarily used in main memory, USB flash
    drives, solid-state drives and similar products for general storage and
    transfer of data.
    --  Attendees of Space Tech Expo at the Long Beach Convention Center, April
    1 - 3, are invited to stop by TCS Booth #4006 to meet TCS space
    technology experts and see the radiation-tolerant NAND flash.  For more
    information, please visit:

    TCS serves the space community with high-reliability components and services essential to long-life spacecraft. TCS has performed total parts management for nearly every major space agency worldwide and has supplied components, parts and materials for more than 150 spacecraft manufactured in Europe, Asia and the Americas. TCS specializes in ultra-rugged solid-state drives for the most demanding environments, offering both customized and industry-standard configurations for military, aerospace and industrial applications.

    TCS Government Solutions Group President Mike Bristol said: "TCS' radiation-tolerant NAND flash memory combines tested technology with value to meet the increasing need to store data in space. The harsh conditions under which these components must function require long-term reliability and stability; TCS' flash device meets those requirements consistently and economically to ensure our customers' satisfaction."

    About TeleCommunication Systems, Inc.
    TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. (TCS) is a world leader in highly reliable and secure mobile communication technology. TCS infrastructure forms the foundation for market-leading solutions in E9-1-1, text messaging, commercial location and deployable wireless communications. TCS is at the forefront of new mobile cloud computing services, providing wireless applications for navigation, hyper-local search, asset tracking, social applications and telematics. Millions of consumers around the world use TCS wireless apps as a fundamental part of their daily lives. Government agencies utilize TCS' cybersecurity expertise, professional services and highly secure deployable satellite solutions for mission-critical communications. Headquartered in Annapolis, MD, TCS maintains technical, service and sales offices around the world. To learn more about emerging and innovative wireless technologies, visit

    Except for the historical information contained herein, this news release contains forward-looking statements as defined within Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. These statements are subject to risks and uncertainties and are based upon TCS' current expectations and assumptions that if incorrect would cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated. Risks include those detailed from time to time in the Company's SEC reports, including the Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2013.

    Existing and prospective investors are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof. The Company undertakes no obligation to update or revise the information in this press release, whether as a result of new information, future events or circumstances, or otherwise.


    Company Contact: Investor Relations: TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. Liolios Group, Inc. Meredith Allen Scott Liolios 410-295-1865 949-574-3860

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    Avention Strengthens Collaboration With SAPAvention Solutions to Integrate with SAP(R) Cloud for Customer, Helping Organizations to Enrich Their Business Processes

    CONCORD, Mass., April 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Avention, Inc., a leader in transformative sales enablement and business information solutions, today announced that as a result of a new agreement with SAP AG it will integrate Avention(SM) solutions with the SAP(R) Cloud for Customer solution. Using Avention's solutions with SAP Cloud for Customer will give companies access to Avention's global B2B data and business insights while working with the cloud-based customer engagement solution from SAP, helping to increase business efficiency.

    Organizations today are consistently looking for ways to improve their interactions with customers and prospects, and there is a demand for higher-quality data and insights that drive valuable action. Business professionals across industries are challenged with driving deeper engagement while attracting new customers. Avention solutions present a new way of looking at business data, by correlating it to traditional business information. It also features the appropriate context to deliver new business insights that can be used to reduce research time, improve decision making and increase business execution.

    The planned ability to access Avention solutions from within SAP Cloud for Customer is expected to give users invaluable information at their fingertips within seconds, harnessing the power of big data and the cloud while maintaining the ease of use and flexibility that customers are accustomed to. Interoperation between the SAP and Avention solutions is also expected to help users of SAP Cloud for Customer to leverage the core capabilities of Avention Conceptual Search(SM), Avention Business Signals(SM), Avention Ideal Profile(SM), and Avention SmartLists(SM) within their day-to-day tasks, which will help improve their professional job effectiveness.

    "Avention's collaboration with SAP is a testament to our continued commitment to the organization's growing partner program," said Jim Tinney, Director of Channel Sales at Avention. "We are excited and confident that the integration we are working toward will be able to provide customers with smooth interoperation and an excellent overall experience by combining these best-of-breed solutions. The proposed integration with SAP Cloud for Customer is another significant milestone in our work to improve the way professionals do business, regardless of industry or location."

    For more information, visit or contact your Avention representative. Information on product availability will be available soon.

    About Avention

    Avention, Inc., formerly OneSource, provides real-time, actionable B2B data from the world's most comprehensive database to deliver 21(st) century business information solutions. Avention(SM) empowers sales, marketing and research professionals with the best global B2B data available and leverages that data with its cutting-edge software. Through four key capabilities - Conceptual Search, Business Signals, Ideal Profiles and SmartLists - users find leads, market segments and the business insights that can't be found anywhere else. Headquartered in Concord, Mass. with offices across North America, Europe and APAC, Avention has more than 4,000 customers worldwide. Visit and follow us on Twitter @AventionInc.

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    Hughes Enhances Security for Distributed NetworksNew Virtual Domain Technology Now Part of HughesON(TM) Managed ServicesSee Hughes at Interop booth #650

    GERMANTOWN, Md., April 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Hughes Network Systems, LLC (Hughes), the global leader in broadband satellite solutions and a leading provider of managed network services, today announced at Interop 2014 an enhancement to its HughesON((TM) )Managed Security Solutions that leverages virtualization technology in its family of HR4x00 Branch Gateways.

    As enterprise branches have grown in complexity, the security challenges have increased dramatically. Protection of customer and corporate information is paramount, demanding a robust network that provides highly secure access to the data center, the Internet and SaaS applications via both customers' and employees' wireless devices (BYOD) at the branch. The new Virtual Domain (VDOM) technology enables enterprises to meet these challenges by dividing the Hughes HR4x00 Branch Gateway into multiple virtual security devices with completely separate firewalls, routing, VPNs and other security capabilities.

    "As distributed enterprises evolve from a corporate controlled environment to a more complex heterogeneous environment, the security challenges multiply exponentially," said Sampath Ramaswami, senior director of Strategic Planning at Hughes. "Our new VDOM capability meets these challenges by enabling secure partitioning of different segments at the branch, such as Point of Sale, enterprise and third-party devices."

    The HR4700 Branch Gateway with the VDOM feature is the key enabling platform powering HughesON Managed Security Solutions. Combining best-in-class security from Fortinet with high-performance routing and broadband WAN optimization, it lets organizations consolidate all their security gateways affordably into a single solution at each branch -- instead of more costly alternatives of multiple gateways for Internet access and for secure communications to corporate data centers.

    The new VDOM enhanced Hughes Branch Gateway is available now. To learn more, visit Hughes at Interop 2014 in Las Vegas, booth 650.

    About Hughes Network Systems

    Hughes Network Systems, LLC (Hughes) is the world's leading provider of satellite broadband for home and office, delivering innovative network technologies, managed services, and solutions for enterprises and governments globally. HughesNet((R)) is the #1 high-speed satellite Internet service in the marketplace, with offerings to suit every budget. To date, Hughes has shipped more than 4 million systems to customers in over 100 countries, representing approximately 50 percent market share. Its products employ global standards approved by the TIA, ETSI and ITU organizations, including IPoS/DVB-S2, RSM-A, and GMR-1.

    Headquartered outside Washington, D.C., in Germantown, Maryland, USA, Hughes operates sales and support offices worldwide, and is a wholly owned subsidiary of EchoStar Corporation , a premier global provider of satellite operations and digital TV solutions. For additional information about Hughes, please visit

    (C)Hughes Network Systems, LLC, an EchoStar company. Hughes and HughesNet are registered trademarks and HughesON is a trademark of Hughes Network Systems, LLC.


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    Aaron's, Inc. Provides Update To Shareholders

    ATLANTA, April 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Aaron's, Inc. , a lease-to-own retailer specializing in the sales and lease ownership of residential furniture, consumer electronics, home appliances and accessories, today issued the following statement:

    As previously announced, the Aaron's Board of Directors has formed a Transaction Committee consisting of outside independent directors to undertake a broad review of opportunities to enhance long-term value for all of Aaron's shareholders, including the evaluation of the unsolicited proposal received from Vintage Capital Management to acquire all outstanding common shares of Aaron's for $30.50 per share.

    As part of this review, the Company and our independent financial advisors continue to participate in discussions with our shareholders so that their perspectives are taken into careful consideration. The Aaron's Board is also continuing to review the Company's overall governance and compensation practices. In addition, Aaron's values the views of its franchisees, who are a critical component of the company's overall business, and has engaged in an ongoing dialogue with them, including at the recent Annual Managers Meeting.

    Greenberg Traurig, LLP is serving as lead legal advisor and The Blackstone Group and Goldman, Sachs & Co. are serving as financial advisors to Aaron's.

    "Safe Harbor" Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: Statements in this news release regarding Aaron's, Inc.'s business that are not historical facts are "forward-looking statements" that involve risks and uncertainties which could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in the forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties include factors such as changes in general economic conditions, competition, pricing, litigation, customer privacy, information security, customer demand and other issues, and the risks and uncertainties discussed under "Risk Factors" in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2013.

    Gilbert L. Danielson
    Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer

    Steve Frankel / Tim Lynch / James Golden
    Joele Frank, Wilkinson Brimmer Katcher

    Aaron's, Inc.

    GLENTEL Inc. declares $0.13/share dividend

    BURNABY, BC, April 1, 2014 /CNW/ - GLENTEL Inc.'s Board of Directors announces the declaration of an eligible quarterly dividend in the amount of $0.13 per share, for shareholders of record on Thursday, April 10, 2014, payable on Thursday, April 24, 2014.

    About GLENTEL

    Based in Burnaby, BC, Canada, GLENTEL is the largest independent multicarrier mobile phone retailer in Canada and Australia. In the United States, GLENTEL operates two of the six National Premium Retailers for Verizon Wireless. GLENTEL is a leading provider of innovative and reliable wireless communications services and solutions, offering a choice of network carrier and wireless or mobile products to consumers and commercial customers.

    GLENTEL's brands - GLENTEL Solutions, WIRELESSWAVE, WAVE SANS FIL, Tbooth wireless, la cabine T sans fil, WIRELESS etc..., SANS FIL etc..., Mac Station, iStation, Diamond Wireless, Wireless Zone, and Allphones - span four countries and three continents. The Company employs over 4,700 employees and operates more than 1,400 locations, including more than 485 locations in Canada - located in retail malls, Costco Wholesale stores, Target retail stores, and business centres; more than 750 corporate, franchise, and BJ's Wholesale Club kiosk retail locations in the United States; and more than 170 retail locations in Australia and the Philippines.


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    Glentel Inc.

    CONTACT: Investor Relations Contact:
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    ViaSat Low-profile, Ka-band Aeronautical Terminal Shipments Reach 125First to enable continuous coverage across multiple Ka-band spot beams

    CARLSBAD, Calif., April 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Ka-band aeronautical terminal enabling the fastest in-flight Internet has passed 125 total units shipped. The ViaSat Inc. terminal, an integrated modem-antenna-radome set, is the first to maintain a continuous link to aircraft in flight by performing seamless switching from beam-to-beam across spot beams from multiple Ka-band satellites.

    The performance of the terminal is a key enabler in the rollout of approximately 400 aircraft that are scheduled to be outfitted with ViaSat Exede((R)) In The Air service before the end of next year. Both JetBlue Airways and United Airlines have begun rolling out services, with installations ramping up for both.

    "Many people said the beam-to-beam handoff at 500 miles per hour couldn't be done, but we specialize in overcoming those types of challenges here at ViaSat," said Don Buchman, ViaSat director of mobile broadband.

    Exede in-flight Internet service can eclipse the service quality and speeds of other in-cabin airline broadband services through an innovative Ka-band satellite system. The more favorable economics of the ViaSat system enable airlines to specify a high-speed service level to each passenger - up to 12 Mbps to each seat - rather than simply an aggregate amount of bandwidth to the plane that leaves passengers competing for service.

    The in-flight Internet system, the first of its kind for commercial aviation, is certified by the FAA on A320 and Boeing 737 aircraft and is licensed for mobile operation by the FCC.

    About ViaSat (

    ViaSat creates satellite and other wireless networking systems that efficiently deliver the most bandwidth for fast, secure, and high-quality communications to any location for consumers, governments, enterprises, and the military. The company offers fixed and mobile satellite network services including Exede by ViaSat, which features ViaSat-1, the world's highest capacity satellite; service to more than 2,900 mobile platforms, including Yonder(R) Ku-band mobile service; satellite broadband networking systems; and network-centric military communication systems and cybersecurity products for the U.S. and allied governments. ViaSat also offers communication system design and a number of complementary products and technologies. Based in Carlsbad, California, ViaSat employs over 3,000 people in a number of locations worldwide for technology development, customer service, and network operations.

    Safe Harbor Statement

    This press release contains forward-looking statements that are subject to the safe harbors created under the Securities Act of 1933 and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Forward looking statements include statements about the installation schedule for Exede In The Air. Readers are cautioned that actual results could differ materially from those expressed in any forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ include the ability to successfully develop, introduce, and sell new products and enhancements; contractual problems; product defects; manufacturing issues or delays; regulatory issues; technologies not being developed according to anticipated schedules, or that do not perform according to expectations; increased competition; the ability to successfully implement ViaSat's business plan for broadband satellite services on ViaSat's anticipated timeline or at all; risks associated with the construction, launch and operation of ViaSat's satellites, including the effect of any anomaly, operational failure or degradation in satellite performance; and other factors affecting the communications industry generally. In addition, please refer to the risk factors contained in ViaSat's SEC filings available at, including ViaSat's most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date on which they are made. ViaSat undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements for any reason.

    Exede and Yonder are registered trademarks of ViaSat Inc.

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    Q1Media Secures $8 Million in FinancingSilicon Valley Bank and Partners for Growth Provide Debt Facilities

    AUSTIN, Texas, April 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Q1Media, Inc., an online advertising technology company, announced that it has secured debt facilities totaling $8 million to expand its operations. Silicon Valley Bank provided $5 million in senior debt and Partners for Growth agreed to provide $3 million for a junior debt facility.

    "We are pleased to enter this relationship with Silicon Valley Bank and Partners for Growth," stated Phil Banfield, CEO, Q1Media, Inc. "After a successful 2013 in which we experienced 90% revenue growth and achieved profitability, we now have the means to step up the pace of our expansion and more rapidly gain market share in the supply-focused Ad Tech space."

    Q1Media works with web publishers to maximize their display and video advertising revenue across desktop, tablet and mobile platforms. Q1Media reaches over 200 million unique monthly visitors and generates over 500 million paid video ad views per month through its relationships with over 1500 web publishers.

    "Helping the Q1Media team get to the next phase of business growth is exactly what we strive to do with specialized financing and banking services tailored to innovative companies of all sizes," said Travis Wood, Managing Director for Silicon Valley Bank. "Q1Media is taking advantage of the opportunity in the market, and we're glad to be there to support them as they continue to grow."

    "We are excited to partner with Phil Banfield and his team at Q1Media as they continue to rapidly grow their business," said Jason Georgatos, Partner at Partners for Growth. "Q1Media's innovative products and technology allow it to stand out in the Ad Tech space and leave it poised for further growth and success."

    Q1Media was founded in Austin, Texas in 2004. The company was recognized as one of the fastest-growing privately held companies in the United States in 2013 by INC Magazine. The Texas Association of Businesses named Q1Media as one of Texas' Best Places to Work in both 2013 and 2014.

    About Q1Media
    Q1Media, Inc. is a publisher-focused ad technology company. Q1Media developed and operates a proprietary Ad Tech platform that creates incremental ad inventory for publishers that is 100% viewable and programmatically valuable. Q1Media works with over 1,500 premium web and mobile publisher partners. It has a reach of over 200 million unique visitors across video, mobile and display and generates over 400 million video ad views per month according to comScore Video Metrix. Q1Media works closely with DSP's, trading desks and exchanges to maximize the value and performance of this inventory, and also directly with brands and premium publishers to deliver custom, premium advertising executions. For sales inquiries, visit

    About Silicon Valley Bank
    Silicon Valley Bank is the premier bank for technology, life science, cleantech, venture capital, private equity and premium wine businesses. SVB provides industry knowledge and connections, financing, treasury management, corporate investment and international banking services to its clients worldwide through 28 U.S. offices and six international operations.

    Silicon Valley Bank is the California bank subsidiary and the commercial banking operation of SVB Financial Group. Banking services are provided by Silicon Valley Bank, a member of the FDIC and the Federal Reserve System. SVB Financial Group is also a member of the Federal Reserve System.

    About Partners for Growth
    Partners for Growth (PFG) is a leading provider of custom debt solutions to revenue stage technology and life science companies worldwide. Founded in 2004 by the former members of Hambrecht and Quist's venture lending group, PFG is currently investing a $205MM debt fund and providing $1 to $10 million financing solutions for its clients. PFG continues to work closely with longtime partner Silicon Valley Bank. For more information on PFG please visit

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    Comcast Launches X1 DVR With Cloud Technology And Live In-Home Streaming In Greater Philadelphia, New Jersey, Northern DelawareCustomers Can Now Watch DVR Recordings on Devices in the Home And Download Recorded Content to Take On-The-GoLive TV Streaming Feature Provides Access to Channel Lineup and X1 Guide on Devices in the Home

    PHILADELPHIA, April 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Comcast today announced it launched X1 DVR with cloud technology and live in-home streaming TV to new Xfinity TV customers in the company's Freedom Region serving greater Philadelphia, New Jersey and northern Delaware.

    While in the home, customers will be able to watch their DVR recordings over Comcast's managed IP network on their mobile devices and computers; "check-out" DVR recordings by downloading them directly to a mobile device to take on-the-go; and access the X1 interface and live stream practically their entire TV channel lineup to IP-connected devices.

    Comcast plans to roll these features out to additional markets throughout the year.

    "We want to provide customers with the best television experience on every device, when they want it and where they want it," said LeAnn Talbot, Regional Senior Vice President, Comcast. "The cloud-based infrastructure of the X1 platform allows us to deliver on that promise, and give customers a more personalized viewing experience."

    To deliver these new streaming and download features to Xfinity TV customers, Comcast has launched a new Xfinity TV app for iOS and Android tablets and smartphones and a dedicated portal for viewing on computers. To live stream their TV lineup or download DVR recordings while on tablets or smartphones in the home, customers will simply download the Xfinity TV app from the App Store, open the app and sign-in with their Xfinity TV credentials. Once signed-in, customers may begin browsing their full channel lineup in the Guide or scan available recordings for download in the Saved menu. On laptops and computers, customers can sign-in through the Xfinity TV site to access their X1 guide and DVR recordings. For more information, please visit the support page on

    About Comcast Cable:
    Comcast Cable is the nation's largest video, high-speed Internet and phone provider to residential customers under the XFINITY brand and also provides these services to businesses. Comcast has invested in technology to build an advanced network that delivers among the fastest broadband speeds, and brings customers personalized video, communications and home management offerings. Comcast Corporation is a global media and technology company. Visit for more information.

    Comcast Cable

    CONTACT: Jennifer Bilotta, 215-642-6635,

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    How Can You Drive Employee Engagement? NICE to Share Best Practices in Upcoming Webinar Series

    RA'ANANA, Israel, April 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- NICE Systems is helping companies establish successful employee engagement programs in order to transform their service organizations. Employee engagement is key to improving customer satisfaction, generating more revenue, and lowering operational costs.

    NICE will share best practices on how to drive employee engagement during a series of upcoming webinars, beginning April 17, 2014. Engaging sessions, led by leading analysts, NICE customers, partners, and experts will give participants the tools to improve their performance management programs by focusing on three building blocks:

    Transparency - By giving employees insight into performance metrics, they know whether they are meeting individual targets and where they stand in comparison to their peers. This visibility drives higher levels of performance and helps managers provide personalized coaching when needed.

    Insight - Using root cause analysis, organizations can uncover and address the issues that prevent employees from doing their best work. These insights, cross-referenced with employee scoring across metrics and time, can help decision-makers take action that aligns with company goals.

    Motivation - Engaged employees deliver a better customer experience, which in turn drives loyalty and helps boost revenues. By promoting information sharing, as well as friendly competition among peers, companies can encourage skill- and knowledge-building and set their workforce up for success.

    Click here to join the NICE Employee Engagement webinars, and for more information on the sessions.

    April 17 Back Office Live Demo April 24 Inside the Experts' Coaching Playbook May 1 Workforce Management Live Demo May 7 Easing the Pain around Claims in the Back Office May 8 Performance Management Live Demo May 15 Looking to transform your WFM program? Go back to the Basics (with Wise Workforce Strategies) May 28 Maximizing Agent Desktop Efficiency in the Telco Industry May 29 Gamification - the Marriage of Big Data and Loyalty (with Bunchball) June 4 Optum Implements Real- Time Activity Monitoring and Workforce Management in a Blended Environment (with Optum Health) June 16 Focus on Employee Engagement to Move the Needle on Customer Satisfaction and Increased Revenue (with Kate Leggett, Forrester) June 19 NICE WFM Benchmark Report - See How You Stack Up June 25 Get More from your Back Office with WFO (With Donna Fluss, DMG) June 26 Maximizing Agent Desktop Efficiency for Insurance

    About NICE Systems
    NICE Systems is the worldwide leading provider of software solutions that enable organizations to take the next best action in order to improve customer experience and business results, ensure compliance, fight financial crime, and safeguard people and assets. NICE's solutions empower organizations to capture, analyze, and apply, in real time, insights from both structured and unstructured Big Data. This data comes from multiple sources, including phone calls, mobile apps, emails, chat, social media, video, and transactions. NICE solutions are used by over 25,000 organizations in more than 150 countries, including over 80 of the Fortune 100 companies.

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    Elekta to demonstrate the synergy of technology and people at ESTRO 33

    VIENNA, April 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ESTRO Booth #6200 - At ESTRO33, Elekta will demonstrate a comprehensive array of advanced solutions for cancer management. These products include the Versa HD(TM) treatment system, Monaco(R) 5 treatment planning system and Esteya(R) electronic brachytherapy system for treating skin cancer. ESTRO33 convenes April 4-8 at the Reed Messe Vienna Congress Centre. Follow @Elekta for live tweets from the show floor.

    Elekta's theme for this year's ESTRO, The Power of Care, emphasizes the synergy of technology and people working together to support positive patient outcomes. Versa HD embodies this theme through its flexibility, speed and accuracy, in addition to an array of anatomic packages designed to address unique clinical challenges, making it easy to customize a system that meets clinic and patient needs. Versa HD is designed to deliver conventional therapies for indications commonly seen in the clinic, while also permitting treatment of complex cancers that require extreme targeting accuracy.

    Medical University Innsbruck is the first center in Austria to begin treating patients with Versa HD. Since January 14, the clinic has put 55 new patients on the Versa HD schedule and is averaging 23 treatments per day, mostly patients with small tumors in the brain and lung.

    "The dose rate we're currently using with Versa HD is a factor of up to three times higher than that of the other treatment machines we use here, which helps keep treatment times reasonable in complex cases," says Medical University Innsbruck physicist Paul Eichberger. "The Agility multi-leaf collimator also provides greater precision and its fast leaf speeds increase delivery speed. Because we can conform more closely to the tumor margins, we find we can increase the dose to the tumor while decreasing side effects - all within a standard treatment time."

    ESTRO will serve as the European launch of Esteya electronic brachytherapy for skin cancer. Esteya, a form of high dose rate (HDR) brachytherapy, brings a miniaturized X-ray source close to the cancerous site, enabling the application of radiation. This direct delivery enables Esteya to focus more therapeutic radiation on the disease target and to minimize radiation to surrounding tissues and organs. Esteya requires only minimal room shielding, allowing the treatment to occur virtually anywhere patients are seen.

    Monaco 5 will make its ESTRO debut. The latest version of this advanced treatment planning system consolidates the best of Elekta's treatment planning solutions into a single system and features a new system architecture and graphical user interface.

    "Monaco 5 provides us with Segment Shape Optimization for the dynamic MLC, in addition to feet-first orientation of the CT scan, which enables us to set up CT scans for patients who have tumors in the lower abdomen or extremities," says Jens Fleckenstein, PhD, physicist at University Medical Centre Mannheim (Mannheim, Germany). "We also will be able to develop 3D plans, and there are some contouring features - such as a pearl tool that allows you to draw freehand contours - that are much better in Monaco 5."

    Elekta also will highlight Identify(TM), a system utilizing radiofrequency identification (RFID) technology for full confidence in patient and equipment identification during patient setup, thus increasing patient safety. From the moment the patient enters the CT or treatment room, Identify positively verifies the right patient and the accessories required for their treatment.

    Elekta lunch symposium

    Elekta will host a lunch symposium titled "The Power of Care," on April 5, from 13:00-14:30, at the Reed Messe Vienna Congress Centre in room Lehar 1-2-3, first floor. Presentations will include Versa HD, Monaco 5 and Esteya. During the symposium, three Elekta users will share their knowledge and experience using these latest solutions and how they help improve their ongoing drive toward optimized care.

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    For further information, please contact:

    Gert van Santen, Group Vice President Corporate Communications, Elekta AB
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    Time zone: CET: Central European Time

    Michelle Joiner, Director, Global Public Relations and Brand Management, Elekta
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    About Elekta
    Elekta is a human care company pioneering significant innovations and clinical solutions for treating cancer and brain disorders. The company develops sophisticated, state-of-the-art tools and treatment planning systems for radiation therapy, radiosurgery and brachytherapy, as well as workflow enhancing software systems across the spectrum of cancer care. Stretching the boundaries of science and technology, providing intelligent and resource-efficient solutions that offer confidence to both health care providers and patients, Elekta aims to improve, prolong and even save patient lives.

    Today, Elekta solutions in oncology and neurosurgery are used in over 6,000 hospitals worldwide. Elekta employs around 3,500 employees globally. The corporate headquarters is located in Stockholm, Sweden, and the company is listed on the Nordic Exchange under the ticker STO:EKTAB. Website:


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    VTech Communications Inc. Announces Promotion of Ernie Levenson to PresidentFormer President Nick Delany will assume a new advisory role within the company

    BEAVERTON, Ore., April 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- VTech((R)) Communications, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of VTech Holdings Limited (HKSE: 303), today named Ernie Levenson President of its Telecommunication Products division in the United States.

    Levenson is a 12 year veteran of VTech, spending the last decade as the company's vice president of operations. In this new role, he will have direct responsibility for sales, operations, human resources and marketing. He will also be looking to build on VTech's growth in its established markets, leading diversification into new businesses.

    "I'm excited for the opportunity to help lead VTech into its next phase," said Levenson. "I'm proud of what we've accomplished and am confident our success to date positions us well as we expand our offerings to provide even greater innovation to our customers."

    Levenson takes over for Nick Delany, who is retiring from his position to move into a new role as Chairman of VTech USA Holdings, LLC. By sharing his successful experience and valuable resources, Delany will help to align the business processes and enhance the synergy between VTech's telecommunication products and electronic learning products divisions in the U.S.

    Since joining VTech in 2000, Delany helped his team establish "best-in-class" supply chain and data warehouse management systems for the company's telephone business in the U.S. Under his leadership, VTech's market share in the cordless and corded phone industry grew from 22 to 60 percent over the past eight years.

    "It takes a team," Delany said of his accomplishments in his time as president. "It's been my privilege to lead this team to where they have achieved this degree of success and market leadership, and I have every confidence in their continued success under Ernie's leadership."

    The change in leadership will be effective as of April 1, 2014.

    About VTech((R))
    VTech is the world's largest manufacturer of cordless telephones, and the largest supplier of electronic learning products from infancy to preschool in the US and Western Europe. It also provides highly sought-after contract manufacturing services. Founded in 1976, VTech's mission is to be the most cost effective designer and manufacturer of innovative, high quality consumer electronics products and to distribute them to markets worldwide in the most efficient manner.

    VTech is a registered trademark of VTech Holdings Limited.

    (C) 2014 VTech Communications, Inc. All rights reserved.

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    Newsbyte: SAP Develops New Strategy for Authoring Tool Integration

    WALLDORF, Germany, April 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In an effort to help discrete manufacturers increase efficiency in engineering and manufacturing, SAP AG today announced its new plan for authoring tool integration, including a strategy to simplify and expand its offering by integrating authoring tools into the SAP(R) Product Lifecycle Management application. The SAP(R) Engineering Control Center integration tool is planned to help companies deliver innovative products and services in a shorter time to market and aims to support a new way of developing products. This ties in with the broader aim of "idea to performance," a holistic business approach to managing the entire life cycle of a product, from design to service.

    The pace of technological advance is constantly increasing and puts pressure on manufacturers to be more innovative. Products are becoming more and more complex and are often a combination of mechanics, electronics and software. Product data is stored in multiple repositories, making it difficult for engineers to keep track of product data and to ensure data consistency. SAP's strategy aims to help increase efficiency in engineering and manufacturing through a new comprehensive and flexible integration platform for all authoring tools. SAP Engineering Control Center is intended to provide a 360-degree product view, including mechanics, electronics, software and simulation, offering total transparency across engineering disciplines and promoting visibility of new product introduction process criticality. It is also planned to integrate a heterogeneous authoring tool landscape into SAP Product Lifecycle Management for fewer interfaces and consequently a reduction in maintenance costs.

    "Using this new integration tool and integrating data from several authoring tools directly into the product development process is envisioned to enable companies to benefit from faster innovation cycles and simplified R&D processes and handover to manufacturing," said Nils Herzberg, senior vice president and global head of Discrete Industries, SAP AG. "With this planned offering, manufacturing companies shall be able to generate consistent product designs and achieve higher product quality. The tool integration framework is intended to help companies to create a holistic product description, ensure data consistency and reduce operating of their IT landscape."

    The integration tool is planned as part of SAP's broader effort to strengthen relationships with its integration partner ecosystem, enabling partners to address even the most complex customer challenges. SAP Engineering Control Center is planned to leverage the experience of DSC Software AG, a long-established development partner of SAP, while other CAD integration partners, including CENIT, CIDEON and .riess engineering, intend to leverage this platform to provide new interfaces to leading authoring tools.

    For more information, visit the SAP Newsroom. Follow SAP on Twitter at @sapnews.

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    American Eagle Outfitters' Canine Collection, American Beagle Outfitters, Goes From April Fools' Joke To Real-Life Dog Fashion LineFaux Doggy Fashion Line Becomes Reality in Holiday 2014 With Limited Edition Collection

    NEW YORK, April 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Following a week of speculation over the authenticity of American Eagle Outfitters' first canine fashion line, the brand reveals today that American Beagle Outfitters, originally meant to be a fun April Fools' Day prank dreamed up in the spirit of fundraising for ASPCA((R)) (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals((R))), will become a reality. Due to incredible consumer response and demand, American Eagle Outfitters confirmed today that the brand will premiere a limited edition line of canine clothing for Holiday 2014.

    Following the announcement of American Beagle Outfitters on March 24, 2014, shoppers were encouraged to sign up for the waitlist for a first look at the line, receiving 20% off American Eagle purchases with $1.00 per order benefitting the ASPCA. As a result, the brand donated $100,000 to the cause. For more information on ASPCA, please visit

    "We originally felt that April Fools' Day was the perfect opportunity for us to engage with our consumers in a fun, lighthearted way, all while supporting the ASPCA," said Michael Leedy, Chief Marketing Officer of American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. "Due to the tremendous positive response and excitement from our customers for the American Beagle Outfitters line, we decided to make a limited edition collection for Holiday 2014."

    The limited edition doggy clothing line will debut in American Eagle Outfitters stores and online this Holiday 2014. In the meantime, customers can donate to the cause and view the American Beagle Outfitters collection and dogumentary at, as well as submit photos of their dogs' style tied to their own #AEOStyle for a chance to be featured on the American Eagle website,

    About American Eagle Outfitters, Inc.
    American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. is a leading global specialty retailer offering high-quality, on-trend clothing, accessories and personal care products at affordable prices under its American Eagle Outfitters((R)) and Aerie((R)) brands. The company operates more than 1,000 stores in the United States, Canada, Mexico, China, and Hong Kong, and ships to 81 countries worldwide through its websites. American Eagle Outfitters and Aerie merchandise also is available at 69 licensed international franchise stores in 12 countries. For more information, please visit

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    CONTACT: Laurie Bibbo Zuckerman, American Eagle Outfitters, Inc., Phone:
    212.465.4095, Email:; Lucy Zuckerman, SHADOW PR, Phone:
    212.972.0277, Email:

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