Companies news of 2009-05-01 (page 1)

  • UTStarcom to Host Conference Call to Discuss First Quarter 2009 Financial Results on May...
  • S1 Corporation to Present at the D.A. Davidson & Co. 11th Annual Financial Services...
  • ITT Educational Services, Inc. to Make Investor Presentation
  • BluePhoenix Solutions Update Regarding the Dispute With Former Shareholders of TIS...
  • Griffon Corporation Schedules Conference Call to Discuss Second Quarter 2009 Financial...
  • Online Marketing Summit Features Social Media, Email Marketing and Search Engine...
  • NACCO Industries, Inc. Updates Time of First Quarter Earnings Conference Call
  • 500,000 Americans Search for Swine Flu in Week Ending April 26Number of Swine Flu Searches...
  • Jawbone PRIME(TM) Bluetooth(R) Headset Knocking Out Noise at AT&T Stores NationwideNew...
  • Jones Apparel Group, Inc. Announces Extension of Expiration Date of Tender Offer for...
  • Nanophase Technologies Announces First Quarter 2009 Financial Conference Call
  • DBL Distributing Announces New Executive LeadershipIndustry Leader Names Brent McCarty to...
  • Lionbridge Schedules First Quarter 2009 Earnings Release and Conference Call
  • /C O R R E C T I O N -- Marvell Technology Group Ltd./In the news release, Marvell to...
  • Sears Introduces 20 New Products to Help Its Customers Save Time, Money and Energy in a...
  • Embedded Netbooks Could Blur Broadband Service Boundaries, Report FindsEmbedded netbooks...
  • Scripps Networks Interactive Named One of America's Best Adoption-Friendly Workplaces
  • Verizon Wireless Fine Tunes Florida Network for 2009 Hurricane SeasonNearly $190 Million...
  • Verizon Small Business Center Presents Free Webinar on May 6: Get Ahead and Keep Costs...
  • Verizon Wireless Fine Tunes Florida Network for 2009 Hurricane SeasonNearly $190 Million...
  • Raytheon Purchases Rights to KillerBee(R) Unmanned Aircraft SystemTechnology will be used...
  • Electronic Prior Authorization Program to Help Patients Get Faster Access to Prescription...
  • Stoneridge Reports First-Quarter 2009 Results- Decrease in net sales, net income...
  • LSI Corporation Named One of America's Most Adoption-Friendly Workplaces
  • IBM Announces New Healthcare Industry Solutions Lab in China
  • CSI Board Declares Cash Dividend
  • Diversinet Reports First Quarter 2009 Financial ResultsThird Consecutive Quarter of...
  • Activision Unleashes X-Men Origins: Wolverine Video Game on Retail Stores Worldwide
  • ISSI to Present at AeA Micro Cap Financial Conference



    UTStarcom to Host Conference Call to Discuss First Quarter 2009 Financial Results on May 7, 2009

    ALAMEDA, Calif., May 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- UTStarcom, Inc. today announced that it will host a conference call to discuss the company's financial results for the first quarter of 2009 after the market close on Thursday, May 7, 2009.

    (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20051013/SFTH063LOGO)

    The call will take place at 2:00 p.m. (PDT) / 5:00 p.m. (EDT) on May 7, 2009. The conference call dial-in numbers are as follows: United States -- 888-889-1058; International -- 706-634-2327. The conference ID number is 9821-6310.

    A replay of the call will be available for 30 days. The conference call replay numbers are as follows: United States -- 800-642-1687; International -- 706-645-9291. The Access Code is 9821-6310.

    Investors will also have the opportunity to listen to the conference call and the replay over the Internet through the investor relations section of UTStarcom's Web site at: http://www.utstar.com/.

    To listen to the live call, please go to the Web site at least 15 minutes early to register, and to download and install any necessary audio software. For those who cannot listen to the live broadcast, a replay will also be available on this site.

    About UTStarcom, Inc.

    UTStarcom is a global leader in IP-based, end-to-end networking solutions and international service and support. The company sells its solutions to operators in both emerging and established telecommunications markets around the world. UTStarcom enables its customers to rapidly deploy revenue-generating access services using their existing infrastructure, while providing a migration path to cost-efficient, end-to-end IP networks. Founded in 1991 and headquartered in Alameda, California, the company has research and development operations in the United States, China, Korea and India. For more information about UTStarcom, visit the company's Web site at http://www.utstar.com/.

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    CONTACT: Barry Hutton, Senior Director, Investor Relations of UTStarcom,
    Inc., +1-510-769-2807, barry.hutton@utstar.com

    Web Site: http://www.utstar.com/




    S1 Corporation to Present at the D.A. Davidson & Co. 11th Annual Financial Services Conference

    NORCROSS, Ga., May 1, 2009 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- S1 Corporation , a leading global provider of customer interaction software solutions for financial and payment services, announced today that the Company's Chief Financial Officer, Paul Parrish, will present at the D.A. Davidson & Co. 11th Annual Financial Services Conference in Seattle, Washington on Wednesday, May 6, 2009 at 3:30 p.m. PDT. Interested parties may listen to the live webcast and view the presentation for this event by visiting the "Investor Relations" section of the Company's website at http://www.s1.com/.

    About S1 Corporation

    S1 Corporation delivers customer interaction software for financial and payment services and offers unique solution sets for financial institutions, retailers, and processors under three brand names: Postilion, S1 Enterprise and FSB Solutions. Additional information about S1 solutions is available at http://www.s1.com/, http://www.postilion.com/, http://www.s1enterprise.com/, and http://www.fsb-solutions.com/.

    S1 Corporation

    CONTACT: Paul Parrish, Chief Financial Officer, S1 Corporation
    +1-404-923-3500

    Web Site: http://www.s1.com/




    ITT Educational Services, Inc. to Make Investor Presentation

    CARMEL, Ind., May 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ITT Educational Services, Inc. , a leading provider of technology-oriented degree programs, will make an investor presentation on Tuesday, May 12 at 10:05 a.m. CDT at the Robert W. Baird 2009 Growth Stock Conference in Chicago.

    Presenting will be Kevin M. Modany, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.

    The presentation will be webcast live and available afterward in an archived version until August 10, 2009. Investors are invited to listen to the webcast by visiting the company's website at http://www.ittesi.com/ and following the "webcast" or "replay" directions.

    ITT Educational Services, Inc

    CONTACT: Denise Hooker, +1-317-706-9205

    Web Site: http://www.ittesi.com/




    BluePhoenix Solutions Update Regarding the Dispute With Former Shareholders of TIS Consultants Ltd.

    HERZLIYA, Israel, May 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- BluePhoenix Solutions , the leading provider of value- driven legacy IT modernization solutions, today provided an update regarding the status of the dispute between the Company and the former shareholders of TIS Consultants Ltd. ("TIS"). In January 2008, the Company entered into an agreement for the purchase of the entire outstanding share capital of TIS. As disclosed in the Company's annual report to the SEC, the Company has been engaged in a dispute with the former shareholders of TIS regarding the earn out calculation for 2008, and therefore, the Company notified them that it is not going to pay them a down payment for the year 2008, which was due in February 2009. Subsequently, the former shareholders of TIS filed a lawsuit in an Israeli court making claims against the Company in the amount of 35 million New Israeli Shekels (approximately $8.4 million). Along side the lawsuit, the plaintiffs also filed an ex-parte application for a temporary attachment order. The court denied the plaintiffs' request for an ex-parte order, and ordered that an inter-parte hearing will be held after the Company files its response.

    The Company has not yet had an opportunity to review the court documents. The Company plans to vigorously defend this lawsuit and any other claims arising out of this dispute.

    About BluePhoenix Solutions

    BluePhoenix Solutions is the leading provider of value-driven legacy IT modernization solutions. BluePhoenix offerings include a comprehensive suite of tools and services from global IT asset assessment and impact analysis to automated database and application migration, re-hosting, and renewal. Leveraging over 20 years of best-practice domain expertise, BluePhoenix works closely with its customers to ascertain which assets should be migrated, redeveloped, or wrapped for reuse as services or business processes, to protect and increase the value of their business applications and legacy systems with minimized risk and downtime.

    BluePhoenix provides modernization solutions to companies from diverse industries and vertical markets such as automotive, banking and financial services, insurance, manufacturing, and retail. Among its prestigious customers are: Aflac, Capita Group, CareFirst, Citigroup, Danish Commerce and Companies Agency, Desjardins, Los Angeles County Employees Retirement Association, Rabobank, Rural Servicios Informaticos, SDC Udvikling, TEMENOS, Toyota and Volvofinans. BluePhoenix has 15 offices in the USA, UK, Denmark, Germany, Italy, The Netherlands, Romania, Russia, Cyprus, South Korea, Australia, and Israel.

    SAFE HARBOR: Certain statements contained in this release may be deemed forward-looking statements, with respect to plans, projections, or future performance of the Company, the occurrence of which involves certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual plans to differ materially from these statements. These risks and uncertainties include but are not limited to: the ability to successfully defend claims brought against it, the effects of the global economic and financial crisis, market demand for the Company's tools, successful implementation of the Company's tools, the ability to successfully integrate acquired businesses, competitive factors, the ability to manage any growth, the ability to effectively contain the Company's costs, the ability to recruit and retain additional software personnel, and the ability to develop new business lines. This press release is also available at http://www.bphx.com/. All names and trademarks are their owners' property.

    Company Contact: Varda Sagiv BluePhoenix Solutions +972-9-9526100 vsagiv@bphx.com

    Bluephoenix Solutions Ltd

    CONTACT: Company Contact: Varda Sagiv, BluePhoenix Solutions,
    +972-9-9526100, vsagiv@bphx.com




    Griffon Corporation Schedules Conference Call to Discuss Second Quarter 2009 Financial Results

    JERICHO, N.Y., May 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Griffon Corporation announced today that it will release the Company's financial results for the second quarter of fiscal year 2009 at 4:00 PM ET on Thursday, May 7, 2009 followed by a conference call at 4:30 PM ET.

    The call can be accessed by dialing 1-800-322-9079 (U.S. participants) or (973) 582-2717 (International participants). Callers should ask to be connected to Griffon Corporation's second quarter fiscal 2009 teleconference and provide the conference ID number 97233508.

    A replay of the call will be available starting on May 7, 2009 at 7:30 PM ET by dialing 1-800-642-1687 (U.S.) or (706) 645-9291 (International). The replay access code is 97233508. The replay will be available through May 21, 2009.

    Griffon Corporation

    Griffon Corporation, headquartered in Jericho, New York, is a diversified holding Company consisting of three distinct business segments: Electronic Information and Communication Systems, through Telephonics Corporation; Garage Doors, through Clopay Building Products Company; and Specialty Plastic Films, through Clopay Plastic Products Company.

    -- Telephonics Corporation's high-technology engineering and manufacturing capabilities provide integrated information, communication and sensor system solutions to military and commercial markets worldwide. -- Clopay Building Products Company is a leading manufacturer and marketer of residential, commercial and industrial garage doors to professional installing dealers and major home center retail chains. -- Clopay Plastic Products Company is an international leader in the development and production of embossed, laminated and printed specialty plastic films used in a variety of hygienic, health-care and industrial markets.

    For more information on the Company and its operating subsidiaries, please see the Company's website at http://www.griffoncorp.com/.

    Contact: Patrick L. Alesia Chief Financial Officer (516) 938-5544

    Griffon Corporation

    CONTACT: Patrick L. Alesia, Chief Financial Officer, +1-516-938-5544

    Web Site: http;// http://www.griffoncorp.com/




    Online Marketing Summit Features Social Media, Email Marketing and Search Engine Optimization TrainingTechWeb Marketing Pros Featured at OMS Whistle Stop Tour Offering Online Marketing Institute's "Essentials of Online Marketing" Certification Workshop

    SAN FRANCISCO, May 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- TechWeb, the global leader in business technology media, is pleased to announce its partnership with the Online Marketing Summit (OMS) in bringing an online marketing education "Whistle Stop Tour" to 18 cities nationwide. The Whistle Stop Tour features social media, email marketing, web analytics, integrated strategy, website usability, as well as search engine marketing/optimization (SEO). OMS will also be offering marketers who attend the event the opportunity to participate in the Online Marketing Institute's new "Essentials of Online Marketing" Certification Workshop.

    Scott Vaughan, VP of Marketing, and Michael Rasmussen, Director of Performance Marketing at TechWeb will be joining the national tour that includes featured speakers such as: Loren McDonald, Chief Advocate, Silverpop; Jeanniey Mullen, CMO of Zinio & Founder of the Email Experience Council; Bryan Eisenberg, Co-Founder of FutureNow; Leslie Reisler, Program Director, IBM.com Interactive Mktg; Derek Reisfield, Founder & Chairman of BBN Networks; Pat LaPointe, Managing Partner of MarketingNPV; Dennis R. Mortensen, Director of Data Insights, Yahoo!; Don Steele, MTV Networks; and Rebecca Lieb, VP North America of eConsultancy.

    Vaughan leads a marketing systems integration team that develops, manages and delivers go-to-market, performance-based programs for technology marketers. He is also responsible for TechWeb brand management, sales enablement, product packaging, research and outbound marketing communications.

    Rasmussen heads up TechWeb's fully-integrated Performance Marketing Business Unit. His dedicated team drives performance-driven marketing initiatives. Working with web analysts, marketing operations staff, content professionals and program managers, Performance Marketing monitors and optimizes online program promotional tactics, performance metrics, lead generation strategies and campaign trends.

    Information about TechWeb speaking locations and presentation subjects will be available at http://createyournextcustomer.com/.

    The 2009 OMS Summit includes sessions on: -- Social Media Strategies -- Search Engine Optimization -- Paid Search -- Website Usability -- Web Analytics and Tracking -- Email Marketing -- Content Management -- Site Search -- Website/Online Budgeting and Planning -- eCommerce -- Integrated Marketing -- Behavioral Targeting & Testing

    Aaron Kahlow, founder of Online Marketing Summit, said, "Sessions and content are new. There will be absolutely no repeat sessions from past OMS events even if a few speakers are the same."

    The 2009 OMS Regional Whistle Stop Tour combines OMS, the only purely educational event of its kind built around content that drives action and delivers insight that online marketers can immediately build into their marketing plans, and ClickZ.com, the world's largest online resource of interactive marketing news, information, commentary, advice, opinion, research, and reference.

    With daily posts, tweets and video at each stop, "The Whistle Stop Tour" can be followed at http://blog.onlinemarketingconnect.com/ and http://www.clickz.com/. At each stop, leading educators in online marketing will facilitate a world-class forum of best practices in interactive marketing through hands-on classes, thought leadership panels, and credit-worthy workshops.

    Passes are still available and include access to the 2009 Education Library Center, where participants can download the slides, videos and other materials from the internet marketing seminars, SEO workshops and presentations. To register, visit http://www.onlinemarketingsummit.com/default.php?coupon=techweb20. For more details on the Online Marketing Summit event and other ClickZ events including free online marketing webinars visit http://events.clickz.com/.

    About the Online Marketing Summit (OMS)

    The Online Marketing Summit is truly unique from any other conference. There are no vendors, no salesmen, no exhibitors/booths and no pitching allowed. This educational environment facilitates incredible learning, networking and collaboration opportunities amongst like-minded marketing peers. OMS is singularly committed to its mission to educate marketers on the emerging best practices of online marketing.

    About TechWeb

    TechWeb (http://techweb.com/aboutus), the global leader in business technology media, is an innovative business focused on serving the needs of technology decision-makers and marketers worldwide. TechWeb produces the most respected and consumed media brands in the business technology market. Today, more than 13.3 million* business technology professionals actively engage in our communities created around our global face-to-face events such as Interop, Enterprise 2.0, Web 2.0, Black Hat and VoiceCon; online resources such as Informationweek.com, Light Reading, Intelligent Enterprise, bMighty.com, and the Financial Technology Network; and the market leading, award-winning InformationWeek, TechNet Magazine, MSDN Magazine, and Wall Street & Technology magazines. TechWeb also provides end-to-end services ranging from next-generation performance marketing, integrated media, market research, and analyst services. TechWeb is a division of United Business Media, a global provider of news distribution and specialist information services with a market capitalization of more than $2.5 billion.

    *13.3 million business decision-makers: based on number of monthly connections

    Contact: TechWeb Sherbrooke Balser Director of Marketing 949.223.3605 sbalser@techweb.com Online Marketing Summit Aaron Kahlow 415.725.2800 Aaron@OnlineMarketingConnect.com

    TechWeb

    CONTACT: Sherbrooke Balser, TechWeb, Director of Marketing,
    +1-949-223-3605, sbalser@techweb.com; or Aaron Kahlow, Online Marketing
    Summit, +1-415-725-2800, Aaron@OnlineMarketingConnect.com

    Web Site: http://www.techweb.com/




    NACCO Industries, Inc. Updates Time of First Quarter Earnings Conference Call

    CLEVELAND, May 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- NACCO Industries, Inc. has revised the time of its conference call to discuss results for the 2009 first quarter. As previously announced, the First Quarter 2009 financial results and 2009 First Quarter 10-Q will be released after the close of the market on Tuesday, May 5, 2009.

    Updated information for the conference call is as follows: Conference Call: Wednesday, May 6, 2009 UPDATED Time: 9:00 a.m. (Eastern Time) Telephone: (888) 713-4213 (Toll Free) or (617) 213-4865 (International) Pass code: 54296067 (Pre-register or call in at least five minutes before start time) For Replay Call: (888) 286-8010 or (617) 801-6888 (International) Pass code: 16766585

    This call will also be broadcast live and available for replay over the Internet. To access the call, go to http://www.nacco.com/. Please use the following link to pre-register and view important information about this conference call. Pre-registering is not mandatory but is recommended as it will provide you immediate entry into the call and will facilitate the timely start of the conference. Pre-registration only takes a few moments and you may pre-register at anytime, including up to and after the call start time. To pre-register, please go to https://www.theconferencingservice.com/prereg/key.process?key=P7VLACMBY. Alternatively, if you would rather be placed into the call by an operator, please call the number above and allow 15 minutes to register, download and install any necessary software.

    NACCO Industries, Inc. is an operating holding company with subsidiaries in the following principal industries: lift trucks, small appliance distribution, specialty retail and mining. NACCO Materials Handling Group, Inc. designs, engineers, manufactures, sells, services and leases a comprehensive line of lift trucks and aftermarket parts marketed globally under the Hyster(R) and Yale(R) brand names. Hamilton Beach Brands, Inc. is a leading designer, marketer and distributor of small electric household appliances, as well as commercial products for restaurants, bars and hotels. The Kitchen Collection, Inc. is a national specialty retailer of kitchenware and gourmet foods operating under the Kitchen Collection(R) and Le Gourmet Chef(R) store names in outlet and traditional malls throughout the United States. The North American Coal Corporation mines and markets lignite coal primarily as fuel for power generation and provides selected value-added mining services for other natural resources companies. For more information about NACCO Industries, visit the Company's website at http://www.nacco.com/.

    NACCO Industries, Inc.

    CONTACT: Christina Kmetko of NACCO Industries, Inc., +1-440-449-9669

    Web Site: http://www.nacco.com/




    500,000 Americans Search for Swine Flu in Week Ending April 26Number of Swine Flu Searches Jump 1,900 Percent versus Previous Week

    RESTON, Va., May 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- comScore , a leader in measuring the digital world, today released a study of U.S. consumer search activity related to the recent swine flu outbreak based on data from the comScore Marketer search intelligence service. The data revealed that 501,000 people conducted 929,000 searches related to the swine flu during the week ending April 26, 2009, representing a nearly twenty-fold increase versus the previous week for both metrics.

    (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080115/COMSCORELOGO) U.S. Search Activity Related to Swine Flu* Three Weeks Ending April 26, 2009 Total U.S. - Home/Work/University Locations Source: comScore Marketer % Change vs. Week Previous Week Apr 6-12 Apr 13-19 Apr 20-26 Apr 13-19 Apr 20-26 Searchers 16,329 26,666 501,479 63% 1,781% Searches 28,849 46,400 929,441 61% 1,903% Paid Search Ad Exposures 77,306 183,030 1,549,560 137% 747% Number of Paid Search Advertisers 33 73 271 121% 271% Total Search Clicks 20,654 35,293 885,876 71% 2,410% Paid Search Clicks N/A 99 42,381 N/A 42,561% *Includes broad matches on the following search terms: flu, swine, tamiflu and influenza

    Many savvy search marketers capitalized on this opportunity to communicate with concerned consumers. For the week ending April 26, comScore observed 271 different advertisers with paid search inventory against these terms, up from just 73 the previous week and 33 the week before that. The number of clicks on paid search ads also increased considerably to 42,000 during the week ending April 26, up from fewer than 100 the previous week. With more confirmed cases of swine flu developing in the U.S. this week, consumer search and paid search activity related to the swine flu is likely to increase even more.

    Top Swine Flu Paid Search Advertisers

    Paid search advertising related to the swine flu was done for both public and commercial benefit. The top paid search advertiser for the week ending April 26 was Facesofinflueza.com, a site of the American Lung Association that includes an array of information on the flu, including flu clinic locators. The site delivered nearly 200,000 paid search ads during the week. AARP.org also had a paid search strategy (36,000 paid search ads) to help promote public safety information to its constituents.

    Several advertisers promoted flu medical supplies and survival kits, including AreYouPrepared.com (89,000 paid search ads), BettyMills.com (55,000 paid search ads) and FluArmour.com (50,000 paid search ads). CVS Pharmacy, which sells many over-the-counter flu medications and anti-bacterial agents, also used paid search to place its brand front-and-center with consumers.

    Top Paid Search Advertisers for Swine Flu-Related Searches Week Ending April 26, 2009 Total U.S. - Home/Work/University Locations Source: comScore Marketer Site Paid Search Ad Exposures Facesofinfluenza.com 197,055 AreYouPrepared.com 88,789 Products.live.com/cashback 66,283 CVS.com 61,636 TVonthePC.com 61,493 BettyMills.com 54,562 FluArmour.com 49,958 Newser.com 44,374 RightHealth.com 37,471 AARP.org 35,533

    "This example illustrates an important opportunity for marketers to use paid search to move beyond the standard direct-response sales model," said Eli Goodman, comScore search evangelist. "When an international issue on the level of the swine flu pandemic presents itself, a paid search strategy enables the timely delivery of important messages to the public. Whether for public safety or to drive product sales, paid search puts the relevant information into consumers' hands at their time of greatest need."

    Notably absent from the list of advertisers were makers of prescription drugs, who may be sitting on the sidelines due to recent FDA guidance around paid search marketing practices.

    About comScore

    comScore, Inc. is a global leader in measuring the digital world and preferred source of digital marketing intelligence. For more information, please visit http://www.comscore.com/companyinfo.

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    Jawbone PRIME(TM) Bluetooth(R) Headset Knocking Out Noise at AT&T Stores NationwideNew Accessory from Aliph(R) Brings Consumers Better Audio Quality and Improved Comfort

    DALLAS, May 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AT&T* today announced the Jawbone PRIME Bluetooth headset, featuring superior audio quality and comfort, is now available at AT&T retail locations nationwide. Jawbone PRIME eliminates background noise, allowing conversations to be heard in extreme noise environments.

    Jawbone PRIME provides superior noise cancellation technology - NoiseAssassin(TM) 2.0 - with outstanding voice clarity, and faster processing to eliminate unexpected noise bursts and wind noise. The headset features multiple wearing options and newly-designed earbuds intended to maximize comfort and functionality. The Jawbone PRIME can be connected to two phones at once so users can carry a business and personal phone and answer calls from either.

    "We're committed to offering our customers the best in Bluetooth headsets," said Michael Cowan, AT&T director of accessories, AT&T Mobility & Consumer Markets. "That's why we were quick to offer the two prior Jawbone headsets and why we're excited to stock the Jawbone PRIME in our portfolio."

    Beginning today, the Jawbone PRIME will retail for $129.99 at AT&T stores. To learn more about the Jawbone PRIME, visit an AT&T store or visit http://www.jawbone.com/.

    For the complete array of AT&T offerings, visit http://www.att.com/.

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

    About AT&T

    AT&T Inc. is a premier communications holding company. Its subsidiaries and affiliates, AT&T operating companies, are the providers of AT&T services in the United States and around the world. Among their offerings are the world's most advanced IP-based business communications services, the nation's fastest 3G network and the best wireless coverage worldwide, and the nation's leading high speed Internet access and voice services. In domestic markets, AT&T is known for the directory publishing and advertising sales leadership of its Yellow Pages and YELLOWPAGES.COM organizations, and the AT&T brand is licensed to innovators in such fields as communications equipment. As part of their three-screen integration strategy, AT&T operating companies are expanding their TV entertainment offerings. In 2008, AT&T again ranked No. 1 in the telecommunications industry on FORTUNE(R) magazine's lists of the World's Most Admired Companies and America's Most Admired Companies. Additional information about AT&T Inc. and the products and services provided by AT&T subsidiaries and affiliates is available at http://www.att.com/.

    (C) 2009 AT&T Intellectual Property. All rights reserved. AT&T, the AT&T logo and all other marks contained herein are trademarks of AT&T Intellectual Property and/or AT&T affiliated companies. All other marks contained herein are the property of their respective owners.

    Note: This AT&T news release and other announcements are available as part of an RSS feed at http://www.att.com/rss. For more information, please review this announcement in the AT&T newsroom at http://www.att.com/newsroom.

    AT&T Inc.

    CONTACT: Warner May of AT&T, +1-404-986-1814, wmay@attnews.us

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




    Jones Apparel Group, Inc. Announces Extension of Expiration Date of Tender Offer for 4.250% Senior Notes Due 2009

    NEW YORK, May 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Jones Apparel Group, Inc. ("Jones") announced today that it, Jones Apparel Group Holdings, Inc., Jones Apparel Group USA, Inc., Nine West Footwear Corporation and Jones Retail Corporation (together, the "Issuers") have further extended the expiration date of their previously announced tender offer for their outstanding 4.250% Senior Notes due 2009 (the "2009 Notes") to 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on May 6, 2009, unless further extended or earlier terminated by the Issuers (such time and date, as the same may be further extended or earlier terminated, the "Tender Expiration Date").

    As of 10:00 a.m., New York City time, on May 1, 2009, the Issuers had received tenders with respect to $242,508,000 principal amount, or approximately 97% of the aggregate principal amount, of the outstanding 2009 Notes pursuant to the tender offer.

    Holders who have not previously tendered their 2009 Notes and wish to receive the Tender Offer Consideration (as defined below) for the 2009 Notes must validly tender and not validly withdraw their 2009 Notes on or prior to the Tender Expiration Date. Holders who have previously tendered 2009 Notes do not need to re-tender their 2009 Notes or take any other action in response to this extension.

    The consideration for each $1,000 principal amount of 2009 Notes validly tendered and accepted for payment pursuant to the tender offer is $980 (the "Tender Offer Consideration"), plus accrued and unpaid interest from the last interest payment date to, but excluding, the settlement date for 2009 Notes purchased pursuant to the tender offer.

    The tender offer is being made upon the terms and subject to the conditions set forth in the Offer to Purchase dated April 1, 2009 (the "Offer to Purchase"), the Supplement to the Offer to Purchase dated April 3, 2009 (the "Supplement") and the related Letter of Transmittal. Except for the extension of the Tender Expiration Date, the terms of the tender offer remain unchanged. The Offer to Purchase, the Supplement and the related Letter of Transmittal contain important information which should be read carefully before any decision is made with respect to the tender offer.

    Citi has been retained to serve as the Lead Dealer Manager for the tender offer and can be contacted at (800) 558-3745 (toll-free) and (212) 723-6106 (collect). Banc of America Securities LLC, J.P. Morgan and Wachovia Securities have been retained to serve as the Co-Dealer Managers for the tender offer. Global Bondholder Services Corporation is the Information Agent and the Depositary for the tender offer and can be contacted at (866) 937-2200 (toll-free) or (212) 430-3774 (collect).

    This release is for informational purposes only and is neither an offer to purchase, a solicitation to sell the 2009 Notes nor a recommendation regarding the tender offer. Holders should seek legal advice from an independent financial advisor as to the suitability of the transactions described herein for the individual concerned. The tender offer is not being made to holders of 2009 Notes in any jurisdiction in which the making or acceptance thereof would not be in compliance with the securities, blue sky or other laws of such jurisdiction.

    About Jones Apparel Group, Inc.

    Jones Apparel Group, Inc. is a Pennsylvania corporation. Our principal executive offices are located at 1411 Broadway, New York, NY 10018, and our telephone number at that address is (212) 642-3860. We are a leading designer, marketer and wholesaler of branded apparel, footwear and accessories. We also market directly to consumers through our chain of specialty retail and value-based stores and through our e-commerce web sites. Our nationally recognized brands include Jones New York, Nine West, Anne Klein, Gloria Vanderbilt, Kasper, Bandolino, Easy Spirit, Evan-Picone, l.e.i., Energie, Enzo Angiolini, Joan & David, Mootsies Tootsies, Sam & Libby, Napier, Judith Jack, Albert Nipon and Le Suit. We also market costume jewelry under the Givenchy brand licensed from Givenchy Corporation, footwear under the Dockers Women brand licensed from Levi Strauss & Co., and apparel under the Rachel Roy brand licensed from Rachel Roy IP Company, LLC. Each brand is differentiated by its own distinctive styling, pricing strategy, distribution channel and target consumer. We contract for the manufacture of our products through a worldwide network of quality manufacturers. We have capitalized on our nationally known brand names by entering into various licenses for several of our trademarks, including Jones New York, Anne Klein New York, Nine West, Gloria Vanderbilt, l.e.i. and Evan-Picone, with select manufacturers of women's and men's products which we do not manufacture. For more than 30 years, we have built a reputation for excellence in product quality and value, and in operational execution.

    Cautionary Statement

    This release may contain forward-looking statements. Actual results and facts may differ materially as a result of a variety of factors, many of which are outside of our control. Risk factors and additional information are included in our reports on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including Jones' Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2008.

    Jones Apparel Group, Inc.

    CONTACT: Investors, John T. McClain, Chief Financial Officer of Jones
    Apparel Group, Inc., +1-212-642-3860; or Media, Joele Frank and Sharon Stern
    of Joele Frank, Wilkinson Brimmer Katcher for Jones Apparel Group, Inc.,
    +1-212-355-4449

    Web Site: http://www.jny.com/




    Nanophase Technologies Announces First Quarter 2009 Financial Conference Call

    ROMEOVILLE, Ill., May 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Nanophase Technologies Corporation , a technology leader in nanomaterials and advanced nanoengineered products, today announced the Company will disseminate a financial news release for the first quarter of 2009 on May 8, 2009, at 3:00 p.m. CDT, 4:00 p.m. EDT. The news release will be followed by the quarter end financial conference call at 4:00 p.m. CDT, 5:00 p.m. EDT.

    First Quarter 2009 Conference Call

    The Nanophase conference call, to be hosted by Mr. Jess Jankowski, the Company's President & CEO, is scheduled for May 8, 2009, at 4:00 p.m. CDT, 5:00 p.m. EDT. The conference call dial-in number for U.S. callers is 800-344-8034 and for international callers is 785-830-1990. The conference ID is 7NANOPHASE. Please dial in to the conference at least five minutes before the call is scheduled to begin.

    The call may be accessed through the company's website, http://www.nanophase.com/, by clicking on the link under Investor Relations and Calendar of Events. If you are unable to attend, an audio replay will be available through May 15, 2009, by dialing either 800-688-7036 or 402-220-1346, or by logging onto the company's website and following the above directions.

    About Nanophase Technologies

    Nanophase Technologies Corporation (NANX), http://www.nanophase.com/, is a leader in nanomaterials technologies and provides nanoengineered solutions for multiple industrial product applications. Using a platform of patented and proprietary integrated nanomaterial technologies, the company creates products with unique performance attributes from two ISO 9001:2000 and ISO 14001 facilities. Nanophase delivers commercial quantity and quality nanoparticles, coated nanoparticles, and nanoparticle dispersions in a variety of media.

    This press release contains words such as "expects," "shall," "will," "believes," and similar expressions that are intended to identify forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Safe Harbor Provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements in this announcement are made based on the Company's current beliefs, known events and circumstances at the time of publication, and as such, are subject in the future to unforeseen risks and uncertainties that could cause the Company's results of operations, performance and achievements to differ materially from current expectations expressed in, or implied by, these forward-looking statements. These risk and uncertainties include, without limitation, the following: a decision by a customer to cancel a purchase order or supply agreement in light of the Company's dependence on a limited number of key customers; uncertain demand for, and acceptance of, the Company's nanocrystalline materials; the Company's manufacturing capacity and product mix flexibility in light of customer demand; the Company's limited marketing experience; changes in development and distribution relationships; the impact of competitive products and technologies; the Company's dependence on patents and protection of proprietary information; and the resolution of litigation in which the Company may become involved. In addition, the Company's forward-looking statements could be affected by general industry and market conditions and growth rates. Except as required by federal securities laws, the Company undertakes no obligation to update or revise these forward-looking statements to reflect new events, uncertainties or other contingencies.

    Nanophase Technologies Corporation

    CONTACT: Nancy Baldwin, Investor Relations of Nanophase Technologies
    Corporation, +1-630-771-6707

    Web Site: http://www.nanophase.com/




    DBL Distributing Announces New Executive LeadershipIndustry Leader Names Brent McCarty to Vice President and General Manager, Announces Departure of Henry Chiarelli and Bruce Kuperman

    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., May 1 /PRNewswire/ -- DBL Distributing LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Ingram Micro Inc. , today announced the appointment of Brent McCarty to Vice President and General Manager.

    Simultaneously, the company announced the departure of two executives: Henry Chiarelli, President, and Bruce Kuperman, Senior Vice President of Sales. Kuperman, who joined DBL in March 2001, will step down immediately. Chiarelli, who joined DBL in August 2006 and was appointed president in 2007, will remain onboard as a strategic advisor to the new DBL leadership team to ensure a smooth transition.

    "We welcome McCarty to the DBL leadership team and want to thank Henry and Bruce for their considerable contributions to DBL Distributing and wish them great success in the future," says John Soumbasakis, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Strategic Divisions for Ingram Micro North America.

    "Thanks to the hard work of Chiarelli, Kuperman and the entire DBL team, we are well positioned to extend DBL's leadership within the consumer electronics market and deliver even greater value to our growing customer base," continues Soumbasakis. "Under McCarty's leadership, we will work together to accelerate DBL's success and achieve more growth for the division."

    As Vice President and General Manager, McCarty will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of DBL Distributing and report directly to Soumbasakis. Prior to his appointment, McCarty served as senior director of VAR sales for Ingram Micro Canada where he was recognized as a talented leader with demonstrated success for building strong and sustainable customer relationships that are mutually beneficial.

    DBL Distributing is one of the nation's top distributors of consumer electronics (CE) accessories and related products. The company was acquired by Ingram Micro in 2007. For more information on DBL Distributing, please visit http://www.dbldistributing.com/ or contact (800) 733-6766.

    About DBL Distributing LLC

    DBL Distributing LLC is one of the nation's top distributors of consumer electronics accessories and related products, with more than 32,000 retail customers nationwide. Headquartered in a custom-built 144,000 square foot facility in Scottsdale, Arizona and distribution centers in Jonestown, PA and Mira Loma, CA, DBL carries more than 23,000 products from more than 630 product lines.

    About Ingram Micro

    As a vital link in the technology value chain, Ingram Micro creates sales and profitability opportunities for vendors and resellers through unique marketing programs, outsourced logistics services, technical support, financial services, and product aggregation and distribution. The company serves approximately 150 countries and is the only global broad-based IT distributor with operations in Asia. Visit http://www.ingrammicro.com/

    Ingram Micro

    CONTACT: Jayne Tomasz, Manager of Marketing Communications of DBL
    Distributing LLC, +1-480-422-5512, jtomasz@dbldistributing.com, for Ingram
    Micro

    Web Site: http://www.ingrammicro.com/
    http://www.dbldistributing.com/




    Lionbridge Schedules First Quarter 2009 Earnings Release and Conference Call

    WALTHAM, Mass., May 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Lionbridge Technologies, Inc. , will announce financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2009 on Tuesday morning, May 5th, 2009.

    Lionbridge management will conduct a conference call at 9:00 a.m. (Eastern) on May 5th to discuss financial performance for the quarter. To participate, callers within the United States can dial 800-857-9821 and international callers can dial 210-234-0023. The passcode for the call is Lionbridge.

    The conference call will also be available live via the Internet by accessing http://www.lionbridge.com/webcast/may5.

    For those who cannot attend the live broadcast, a replay will be available for one week following the call. The replay will be available on the investor section of the Lionbridge web site http://www.lionbridge.com/. For a phone replay, callers within the United States can dial 866-442-2103 and international callers can dial 203-369-1081. The passcode for the replay is 1231.

    About Lionbridge

    Lionbridge Technologies, Inc. is a leading provider of translation, development and testing services. Lionbridge combines global resources with proven program management methodologies to serve as an outsource partner throughout a client's product and content lifecycle - from development to translation, testing and maintenance. Global organizations rely on Lionbridge services to increase international market share, speed adoption of global products and content, and enhance their return on enterprise applications and IT system investments. Based in Waltham, Mass., Lionbridge maintains solution centers in 26 countries and provides services under the Lionbridge(R) and VeriTest(R) brands. To learn more, visit http://www.lionbridge.com/.

    Contact: Sara Buda Lionbridge Technologies (781) 434-6190 sara.buda@lionbridge.com

    Lionbridge Technologies, Inc.

    CONTACT: Sara Buda, Lionbridge Technologies, +1-781-434-6190,
    sara.buda@lionbridge.com

    Web Site: http://www.lionbridge.com/




    /C O R R E C T I O N -- Marvell Technology Group Ltd./In the news release, Marvell to Present at Upcoming Conferences, issued 30-Apr-2009 by Marvell Technology Group Ltd. over PR Newswire, we are advised by the company that the first bullet point should read "June 2, 2009" rather than "June 1, 2009" as originally issued inadvertently. The complete, corrected release follows:Marvell to Present at Upcoming Conferences

    SANTA CLARA, Calif., April 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Marvell Technology Group Ltd. , a global leader in storage, communications and consumer silicon solutions, will be presenting at the following investor conferences:

    -- June 2, 2009 - 2009 DA Davidson & Co. Technology Forum, New York City -- June 3, 2009 - Banc of America - Merrill Lynch Technology Conference, New York City -- June 8, 2009 - UBS Global Technology and Services Conference, New York City -- June 9, 2009 - RBC 2009 Technology, Media & Communications Conference, San Francisco -- June 11, 2009 - Craig-Hallum Institutional Investor Conference, Minneapolis (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20070411/SFW034LOGO) About Marvell

    Marvell Technology Group Ltd. is a global leader in the development of storage, communications and consumer silicon solutions. Marvell's diverse product portfolio includes switching, transceiver, communications controller, wireless, and storage solutions that power the entire communications infrastructure, including enterprise, metro, home, and storage networking. As used in this release, the terms "Company" and "Marvell" refer to Marvell Technology Group Ltd. and its subsidiaries. For more information please visit http://www.marvell.com/.

    Marvell(R) and the Marvell logo are trademarks of Marvell Technology Group Ltd.

    For further information, contact: Jeff Palmer Tom Hayes Investor Relations Vice President, Corporate Marketing 408-222-8373 408-222-2815 jpalmer@marvell.com tom@marvell.com

    Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20070411/SFW034LOGO
    http://photoarchive.ap.org/
    PRN Photo Desk, photodesk@prnewswire.com Marvell Technology Group Ltd.

    CONTACT: Jeff Palmer, Investor Relations, +1-408-222-8373,
    jpalmer@marvell.com, or Tom Hayes, Vice President, Corporate Marketing,
    +1-408-222-2815, tom@marvell.com, both of Marvell Technology Group Ltd.

    Web Site: http://www.marvell.com/




    Sears Introduces 20 New Products to Help Its Customers Save Time, Money and Energy in a Challenging EconomyNation's leading retailer of ENERGY STAR(R)-rated appliances teams up with NFL star Eli Manning and Blue Man Group to address appliance trends at K/BIS 2009

    ATLANTA, May 1 /PRNewswire/ -- (Kitchen & Bath Industry Show) -- Super Bowl MVP Eli Manning and entertainment stars Blue Man Group teamed up with Sears, the nation's leading appliance retailer, today to introduce more than 20 new products designed to help Americans save time, money and energy in today's challenging economy.

    New product innovations from Kenmore Elite, Bosch, Electrolux, GE and Samsung were featured at a star-studded press event kicking off the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (K/BIS), the leading industry event to showcase the products that change the kitchen and bath through their innovation and ability to meet marketplace needs.

    The event included a performance by Blue Man Group and a blueberry pancake cooking contest between Eli Manning and his mother, Olivia, who flipped flapjacks prepared on a Kenmore Elite induction cooktop to raise money for the Eli and Abby Manning Birthing Center. Sears donated $10,000 to the cause and also made a donation of $25,000 to Blue Man Creativity Center's Blue School (http://www.theblueschool.org/), which celebrates intellectual risk-taking, creativity, collaboration, authenticity and empathy, and places these qualities on par with conventional measures of academic achievement.

    "We're very excited to have Super Bowl MVP Eli Manning and his mother, Olivia, join us to launch these new products," said Doug Moore, president of home appliances for Sears. "Their family of champions represents quality performance and integrity which aligns with Sears' values. Blue Man Group's creativity is an inspiration for all, whether we're designing appliances or coloring with our children."

    K/BIS organizers point out that the show is even more relevant today than ever before, noting that kitchens are the true heart of the home and homeowners are investing their time and hard-earned money into making it the place where family and friends gather most often. They add that bathrooms and laundry rooms also are considered essential rooms for homeowners, as water and energy conservation is an important concern.

    Induction Cooking Now Available in Free Standing Ranges with Kenmore Elite

    The exclusive Kenmore Elite Induction Ranges are the industry's first option for those customers who want all of the benefits of induction without the expense of remodeling their kitchen. Induction cooking works by producing a magnetic field which heats the pan directly instead of the cooktop. It instantly begins to heat the pan delivering incredibly fast results, at the same time offering incredible control, and because induction heats the pan and not the glass, the problem of baked-on spills and splatters is eliminated. Previously this great new technology was not available to consumers with free standing ranges, which are found in an estimated 75% of U.S. households.

    Sears is showing the Kenmore Elite free standing induction range #99913 at K/BIS, which features a full induction cooktop with four induction burners and electronic controls for precise temperature control. The range features 10", 8", 7" and 6" induction elements for flexibility to fit any pan. The burners are controlled with Kenmore Precision Set Controls. These controls allow the customer to increase the power in small increments and monitor the power with digital readouts allowing you to repeat settings easily. Retail Price: $3,199.

    Innovative Design, Breakthrough Performance from Kenmore Elite's Black Stainless Large Capacity Trio

    Kenmore Elite will also feature its Black Stainless Large Capacity Trio. The ENERGY STAR-qualified large capacity refrigerator combines the best technology with outstanding style for today's modern lifestyle and is also available in stainless steel and white. With a sleek, integrated large ice and water dispenser and modern blue LED smooth touch button control panel, this refrigerator offers beautiful features while offering outstanding capacity and storage space. Retail Price: $3,299.

    AutoChef(TM) from Bosch Saves Energy, Cooks Right Every Time

    Bosch home appliances chose the Sears booth to announce its patented, exclusive, industry first Bosch AutoChef(TM) sensor cooking, featured exclusively on Bosch 800 Series induction and electric cooktops. AutoChef(TM) ends the guesswork it takes to heat a pan to the right temperature and keep it at that temperature during cooking. It works with a premium aluminum core pan that is included free with the cooktop. AutoChef's innovative sensor measures the temperature from the bottom of the pan and applies only the perfect amount of energy to the element in order to deliver precise cooking results, every time, and without waste of energy. The cooktop heats to the desired temperature and makes an audible sound when its time to place the food in the pan. Retail Price: $1,999 - $2,999.

    Electrolux to Show New Wave Touch(TM) and IQ-Touch(TM) Refrigerators

    Electrolux will show the latest in ENERGY STAR(R)-rated refrigerators, freezers and refrigerator drawers. Among the most exciting new products are the Elextrolux Counter-Depth (26 cubic feet) and Standard Depth (26 cubic feet) Side-By-Side Refrigerators with Wave Touch(TM) Electronic Controls - one simple touch activates the control panel, and after you make your choices, options will fade away, returning to an uncluttered display. The refrigerators also feature Luxury-Design(TM) Glass Shelves crafted for exceptional beauty with a Luxury-Glide(TM) rack system that extends smoothly; Luxury-Glide(TM) Crispers that smoothly glide out and keep produce fresh with adjustable humidity control and minimal temperature variation, and ramp-up designer Luxury-Lighting(TM) that is as beautiful as it is functional. All Elextrolux refrigerators and freezers also offer an Alarm System that notifies you if there's been a power failure, if a door stays ajar for more than five minutes and if the interior temperature of the refrigerator rises above 56 degrees for 20 minutes. Retail Price: $2,199 - $2,999.

    GE Profile(TM) Single-Double Wall Oven Makes Culinary History

    GE, the company that invented Advantium(R) ovens and Trivection(R) speedcook technology, introduced the exclusive and revolutionary GE Profile(TM) Single-Double Wall Oven, the industry's first single-double wall oven that can cook two dishes at two temperatures at the same time. The 30-inch single-double wall oven makes juggling multiple dishes a breeze and offers the largest total single-double wall oven capacity on the market. The new GE Profile fits two ovens into the space of a single standard wall oven, providing room to evenly roast a 22-pound turkey in the 2.8-cubic-foot lower oven. At the same time, accompanying dishes can be prepared at a separate temperature in the 2.2-cu.-ft. upper oven, so casseroles, trays of hors d'oeuvres, or breads can be served at their peak. The upper oven is so large, in fact, that it can easily hold two 10-1/2-inch-by-14-3/4-inch casserole dishes. With a total 5.0 cubic feet of capacity, it's the largest oven of its kind. Retail Price: $2,799.

    Samsung Debuts Powerful Electric Range That Boils Water Up to Six Minutes Quicker

    Samsung Electronics America, Inc., teamed up with Sears to unveil its new appliance offerings at K/BIS, including an innovative electric range with a power boil cooktop element that can boil a pot of water nearly six minutes faster than traditional 6"/9" burners. The Samsung FTQ387 also offers 5.9 cubic feet of oven space and three-fan true convection cooking for even baking and roasting. The range comes with Samsung's convenient SteamQuick(TM) cleaning cycle which uses the power of steam to save time, money and energy by cleaning the oven without harsh cleaners in just 20 minutes. Retail Price: $1,299.

    New French Door Refrigerators from Samsung Offer Style, Energy Efficiency

    Two of Samsung's new French Door Refrigerators will also be on display in the Sears booth, the RFG237 and the RF217. The RFG237 is a counter-depth French Door Refrigerator that fits flush with cabinets to create more workable space in the kitchen while still providing a large 23 cu. ft. of interior room. It also is equipped with an external filtered water and ice dispenser, which is designed to create an integrated look in any kitchen. For those who desire the eye-level convenience of a French Door refrigerator but are restricted by space, Samsung introduces the RF217. Nearly 3" slimmer than traditional models at just 33 inches, it is still packed with features including 19.8 cu. ft of storage capacity, an automatic filtered ice maker in the freezer, a door alarm and gallon door bins. True to Samsung's commitment to bring efficiencies in the home, the entire line of French Door Refrigerators is ENERGY STAR(R) qualified. In addition, Samsung has earned the "Highest in Customer Satisfaction in Refrigerators" from J.D. Power and Associates for the past four years. Retail Price: $1,199 - $2,899.

    Samsung Front-Loading Steam Washers Save Resources

    At the Sears booth, Samsung also is showcasing its industry-leading and award-winning WF448, the 4.5 cu. ft. high efficiency front loading steam washer. Its extra large capacity means fewer loads saving not only time but also money, water and energy. The ENERGY STAR(R) qualified WF448 is powerful with a maximum spin speed clocked at 1300 RPM yet it is the quietest in its class at that speed. This is achieved through Samsung's acclaimed VRT(TM) technology, which reduces the noise and vibration commonly associated with front load washers. The smooth operation with VRT allows for second floor installation or placement close to living areas. The WF448 also features the cleaning power of steam. In addition to the option to inject steam within the traditional cycles, it also features a deep steam cycle to help loosen dirt and tough stains. Retail Price: $1,399 - $1499.

    For more information, visit the Sears booth #C3019 at K/BIS. About Sears Holdings Corporation

    Sears Holdings Corporation is the nation's fourth largest broadline retailer with approximately 3,800 full-line and specialty retail stores in the United States and Canada. Sears Holdings is the leading home appliance retailer as well as a leader in tools, lawn and garden, home electronics and automotive repair and maintenance. Key proprietary brands include Kenmore, Craftsman and DieHard, and a broad apparel offering, including such well-known labels as Lands' End, Jaclyn Smith and Joe Boxer, as well as the Apostrophe and Covington brands. It also has Martha Stewart Everyday products, which are offered exclusively in the U.S. by Kmart. We are the nation's largest provider of home services, with more than 12 million service calls made annually. Sears Holdings Corporation operates through its subsidiaries, including Sears, Roebuck and Co. and Kmart Corporation. For more information, visit Sears Holdings' website at http://www.searsholdings.com/.

    Sears Holdings Corporation

    CONTACT: Regina Pelz-Westergaard of Euro RSCG Worldwide PR,
    +1-847-286-8984, regina.pelz-westergaard@eurorscg.com, for Sears Holdings
    Corporation; or Larry Costello, Public Relations of Sears Holdings
    Corporation, +1-847-286-9036, +1-847-346-4514, lcoste5@searshc.com

    Web Site: http://www.searsholdings.com/




    Embedded Netbooks Could Blur Broadband Service Boundaries, Report FindsEmbedded netbooks and laptops could change the way network operators treat and use the broadband services market, says Light Reading's Insider

    NEW YORK, May 1 /PRNewswire/ -- The growing popularity of netbooks and laptops with embedded broadband wireless modems could lead network operators to offer single-price broadband services that include both mobile and fixed connectivity, marking a significant shift in the way broadband services are used and sold, according to the latest report from Light Reading Insider (http://www.lightreading.com/insider), a paid research service of TechWeb's Light Reading (http://www.lightreading.com/).

    The Netbook Effect: Remaking Broadband Price Structures identifies and analyzes key issues that will affect the embedded laptop and netbook market through 2010. It forecasts the adoption of these products and discusses barriers to and drivers of that adoption. This report also examines the competitive environment, such as pricing pressure on modem vendors and how embedded PCs will affect the wired broadband market.

    For a list of companies analyzed in this report, please see: http://img.lightreading.com/lri/pdf/lri0509companies.pdf

    "Until the past year or so, embedded laptops were aimed primarily at enterprises and business users, but with the arrival of embedded netbooks, the addressable market now includes consumers," says Tim Kridel, research analyst for Light Reading Insider. "While the full impact of embedded PCs on broadband services is not likely to be felt over the next 12 to 18 months, network operators will have to respond with different service options as more of these devices are put into use."

    As embedded netbooks grow in popularity and accessibility, consumers will look for more choices from their broadband service providers, Kridel notes. "Operators that figure out how to offer service that cuts across fixed and mobile lines stand the best chance of succeeding with this emerging user group," he says. "The amazing growth of mobile data services driven by devices such as the BlackBerry and the iPhone, coupled with the arrival of higher-speed mobile data services, will likely spur a huge opportunity for operators that can adapt their services to fit user demands."

    Key findings of The Netbook Effect: Remaking Broadband Price Structures include:

    -- About 3 million embedded laptops and netbooks were sold in 2008, with at least 4.5 million possible this year -- Some laptop and netbook vendors say that up to 40 percent of their 2008 sales were embedded -- Despite the growth of embedding, USB/PC card adapters are selling briskly and remain in the majority -- Bundling wired/wireless broadband removes a major barrier to consumer adoption of embedded products -- Competition and pricing pressure are fierce among makers of embedded modems

    The Netbook Effect: Remaking Broadband Price Structures is available as part of an annual single-user subscription (12 monthly issues) to Light Reading Insider, priced at $1,595. Individual reports are available for $900 (single-user license).

    To subscribe, or for more information, please visit: http://www.lightreading.com/insider. For more information on all of Light Reading's Insider services, please visit http://www.lightreading.com/research.

    To request a free executive summary of the report, or for details on multi-user licensing options, please contact:

    Jeff Claudino Director of Sales Insider Research Services 619-229-9940 claudino@lightreading.com Press/analyst contact: Dennis Mendyk Managing Director Insider Research Services 201-587-2154 mendyk@heavyreading.com About Light Reading

    Founded in 2000, Light Reading (http://www.lightreading.com/) is the leading online media, research, and focused event company serving the $3 trillion worldwide communications market. Lightreading.com is the ultimate source for technology and financial analysis of the communications industry, leading the media sector in terms of traffic, content, and reputation. Light Reading's research arms, Heavy Reading and Pyramid Research, provide the most comprehensive communications research, market data, and technology analysis in close to 100 markets around the world. Light Reading produces nearly 20 targeted communications events including TelcoTV, Ethernet Expo New York and Ethernet Expo London, The Tower Summit @ CTIA, and Optical Expo, as well as focused one-day events tailored for cable, mobile, and wireline executives. Light Reading was acquired by United Business Media in August 2005 and operates as a unit of TechWeb.

    About TechWeb

    TechWeb (techweb.com/aboutus), the global leader in business technology media, is an innovative business focused on serving the needs of technology decision-makers and marketers worldwide. TechWeb produces the most respected and consumed media brands in the business technology market. Today, more than 13.3 million* business technology professionals actively engage in our communities created around our global face-to-face events Interop, Web 2.0, Black Hat and VoiceCon; online resources such as the TechWeb Network, Light Reading, Intelligent Enterprise, InformationWeek.com, bMighty.com, and The Financial Technology Network; and the market leading, award-winning InformationWeek, TechNet Magazine, MSDN Magazine, Wall Street & Technology magazines. TechWeb also provides end-to-end services ranging from next-generation performance marketing, integrated media, research, and analyst services. TechWeb is a division of United Business Media, a global provider of news distribution and specialist information services with a market capitalization of more than $2.5 billion.

    * 13.3 million business decision-makers: based on # of monthly connections About United Business Media Limited

    UBM (UBM.L) focuses on two principal activities: worldwide information distribution, targeting and monitoring; and, the development and monetization of B2B communities and markets. UBM's businesses inform markets and serve professional commercial communities -- from doctors to game developers, from journalists to jewelry traders, from farmers to pharmacists -- with integrated events, online, print and business information products. Our 6,500 staff in more than 30 countries are organized into specialist teams that serve these communities, bringing buyers and sellers together, helping them to do business and their markets to work effectively and efficiently. For more information, go to http://www.unitedbusinessmedia.com/.

    Light Reading Insider

    CONTACT: Press/analysts, Dennis Mendyk, Managing Director of Insider
    Research Services, +1-201-587-2154, mendyk@heavyreading.com

    Web Site: http://www.lightreading.com/




    Scripps Networks Interactive Named One of America's Best Adoption-Friendly Workplaces

    CINCINNATI, May 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Scripps Networks Interactive ranks in the top 100 on the Best Adoption-Friendly Workplaces in America list released today by the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption.

    "We continue to see increases in the number of companies establishing and enhancing adoption benefit policies," said Rita Soronen, executive director of the Foundation. "Even with today's tough economy, we found that companies are dedicated more than ever to providing competitive benefits packages to help their employees when they adopt. It is one benefit that employers can add without negatively impacting the bottom line."

    "Our company realizes that our employees build their families in many different ways and that just having a family brings a considerable amount of fulfillment to their lives," said Kenneth W. Lowe, chairman, president and chief executive officer, Scripps Networks Interactive. "We try to help by making available an adoption subsidy to help with the costs associated with processing an adoption, plus paid adoption leave."

    Rankings for the Best Adoption Friendly Workplace list are determined by an analysis of a company's adoption benefits - financial reimbursement and paid leave - available to employees who adopt. The Foundation compiled the results from survey data collected from 753 U.S. employers. Employee Benefit News, a SourceMedia publication that is the leading source of information for benefits decision makers, helped extend the survey's scope even further by inviting readers to participate.

    Scripps Networks Interactive ranked sixth in the state of Ohio for its adoption benefits.

    Today, more than 150,000 foster care children are available for adoption in North America - 129,000 of them in the United States. Most will spend nearly four years in the system before they are adopted. The release of the third annual Best Adoption-Friendly Workplace List helps the Foundation increase foster care adoption awareness while celebrating those businesses that support adoptive families.

    In addition to ranking in the top 100, the Foundation also recognized the top ten by size, the leaders of each industry, and companies that support the cause of adoption and adoptive families in other ways. To view the complete Adoption-Friendly Workplace list, please visit http://www.adoptionfriendlyworkplace.org/.

    About Scripps Networks Interactive

    Scripps Networks Interactive Inc. is the leading developer of lifestyle-oriented content for television and the Internet, where on-air programming is complemented with online video, social media areas and e-commerce components on companion Web sites and broadband vertical channels. The company's media portfolio includes: Lifestyle Media, with popular lifestyle television and Internet brands HGTV, Food Network, DIY Network, Fine Living Network and country music network Great American Country (GAC); and Interactive Services, with leading online search and comparison shopping services BizRate, Shopzilla and uSwitch.

    About the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption

    The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption is a non-profit public charity dedicated to dramatically increasing the number of adoptions of foster care children in North America. Dave Thomas, founder of Wendy's and an adopted child, created the Foundation in 1992 in support of the vision that every child will have a permanent home and a loving family. The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption focuses on increasing foster care adoption awareness while supporting model adoption service programs and is committed to ensuring that adoption from the foster care system in streamlined, affordable and accessible to any family wanting to adopt. To learn more about the Foundation's work, go to http://www.davethomasfoundationforadoption.org/.

    Scripps Networks Interactive

    CONTACT: Maury Williams, Scripps Networks Interactive Inc.,
    +1-513-824-3259, maury.williams@scrippsnetworks.com

    Web Site: http://www.adoptionfriendlyworkplace.org/




    Verizon Wireless Fine Tunes Florida Network for 2009 Hurricane SeasonNearly $190 Million Invested Locally Since The Start Of The 2008 Hurricane Season

    TAMPA, Fla., May 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Verizon Wireless, the leading wireless company with the most reliable voice and data network, including the nation's largest wireless 3G broadband network, announced today that it has completed its network preparations for the 2009 Hurricane Season.

    To ensure Floridians have comprehensive, reliable wireless coverage in case of severe weather, and every day, the company has invested nearly $190 million since the start of last year's Hurricane Season to strengthen and enhance its wireless network throughout the state.

    Highlights of these enhancements include expanding capacity in the company's regional switching facilities throughout Florida, erecting new digital cell sites with on-site back-up power, and deploying a team of "test men" across the state in high-tech vehicles to fine tune the company's all-digital network.

    While Florida has been spared the last couple of hurricane seasons, these intensive investments and preparations proved critical during and after past years' extraordinary storm seasons. In the aftermath of even the most devastating hurricanes, the Verizon Wireless network in Florida remained strong while many other wireless communication networks struggled to serve emergency response officials and residents reaching out to insurance providers, family, friends and co-workers.

    Additional highlights of the Verizon Wireless 2009 Hurricane Season preparation and network enhancement include:

    -- A comprehensive emergency response plan, including preparing emergency command centers across Florida in the case of a storm or other crisis. -- Verizon Wireless network technicians, who serve as the inspiration for the famous TV Test Man commercials, traveled more than 48,000 miles across the state this past year in six vehicles (each valued at $250,000, equipped with phones, wireless data devices and computers) to measure the quality of voice and data calls on Verizon Wireless and other carriers. -- The company has a fleet of dozens of Cells on Wheels (COWS), Cells on Light Trucks (COLTS), and generators on trailers (GOaTS) that can be rolled into hard-hit locations or areas that need extra network capacity. -- Pre-arranging fuel delivery to mobile units and generators to keep the network operating at full strength even if power is lost for an extended period of time. -- Erecting during the past year 87 new digital cell sites, of which about 85 percent have their own on-site generators and new expanded fuel tanks to extend their power-generating capacity. -- The completion of the Verizon Wireless 3G high-speed wireless network throughout the state, allowing customers to access advanced wireless services more reliably and at even faster broadband speeds. -- Updating and optimizing technology at regional network switching facilities throughout the state, as well as completing the first phase of construction of an advanced $50 million switching facility in west Broward County. The new switch, which will be completed in 4Q2009, will reinforce wireless network capacity and help enhance services for customers throughout South Florida. All of the company's "super switches," which are designed to withstand a Category 5 hurricane, are equipped with large-scale back-up power generation.

    These new technologies, facilities and network-strengthening efforts are part of an investment exceeding $1.8 billion in the state since the company was formed. Nationally, in that time period, Verizon Wireless has spent about $50 billion to enhance its digital wireless network.

    About Verizon Wireless

    Verizon Wireless operates the nation's most reliable and largest wireless voice and data network, serving more than 86.6 million customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with more than 86,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications and Vodafone (NYSE and LSE: VOD). For more information, visit http://www.verizonwireless.com/. To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at http://www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.

    Verizon Wireless

    CONTACT: Chuck Hamby, Verizon Wireless, +1-813-404-6029,
    Chuck.Hamby@VerizonWireless.com

    Web Site: http://verizonwireless.com/




    Verizon Small Business Center Presents Free Webinar on May 6: Get Ahead and Keep Costs Down - 10 Tips to Reduce Overhead

    NEW YORK, May 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Small-business owners should plan to connect with the Verizon Small Business Center for its second free webinar in its every-other-week series that informs and engages businesses about current issues in small-business management. The next webinar, on Wednesday (May 6), features small-business expert Anita Campbell, the publisher of Small Business Trends.

    Campbell will discuss 10 cost-saving strategies to help companies thrive and achieve more with less in their day-to-day operations.

    WHEN: Wednesday, May 6, 11 a.m. PDT/ 1 p.m. CDT/ 2 p.m. EDT WHERE: Verizon Small Business Center Please register at least one hour before the start of the free webinar to receive an "evite" and call-in information here. WHO: Anita Campbell, publisher and founder of Small Business Trends and nationally recognized small-business consultant.

    Verizon

    CONTACT: Kevin Laverty, +1-425-261-5855, or Ellen Yu, +1-908-559-3496,
    both of Verizon

    Company News On-Call: http://www.prnewswire.com/comp/094251.html




    Verizon Wireless Fine Tunes Florida Network for 2009 Hurricane SeasonNearly $190 Million Invested Locally Since The Start Of The 2008 Hurricane Season

    TAMPA, Fla., May 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Verizon Wireless, the leading wireless company with the most reliable voice and data network, including the nation's largest wireless 3G broadband network, announced today that it has completed its network preparations for the 2009 Hurricane Season.

    To ensure Floridians have comprehensive, reliable wireless coverage in case of severe weather, and every day, the company has invested nearly $190 million since the start of last year's Hurricane Season to strengthen and enhance its wireless network throughout the state.

    Highlights of these enhancements include expanding capacity in the company's regional switching facilities throughout Florida, erecting new digital cell sites with on-site back-up power, and deploying a team of "test men" across the state in high-tech vehicles to fine tune the company's all-digital network.

    While Florida has been spared the last couple of hurricane seasons, these intensive investments and preparations proved critical during and after past years' extraordinary storm seasons. In the aftermath of even the most devastating hurricanes, the Verizon Wireless network in Florida remained strong while many other wireless communication networks struggled to serve emergency response officials and residents reaching out to insurance providers, family, friends and co-workers.

    Additional highlights of the Verizon Wireless 2009 Hurricane Season preparation and network enhancement include:

    -- A comprehensive emergency response plan, including preparing emergency command centers across Florida in the case of a storm or other crisis. -- Verizon Wireless network technicians, who serve as the inspiration for the famous TV Test Man commercials, traveled more than 48,000 miles across the state this past year in six vehicles (each valued at $250,000, equipped with phones, wireless data devices and computers) to measure the quality of voice and data calls on Verizon Wireless and other carriers' networks. -- The company has a fleet of Cells on Wheels (COWs), Cells on Light Trucks (COLTs), and Generators on Trailers (GOaTs) that can be rolled into hard-hit locations or areas that need extra network capacity. -- Pre-arranging fuel delivery to mobile units and generators to keep the network operating at full strength even if power is lost for an extended period of time. -- Erecting 87 new digital cell sites during the past year, of which about 85 percent have their own on-site generators and new expanded fuel tanks to extend their power-generating capacity. -- The completion of the Verizon Wireless 3G high-speed wireless network throughout the state, allowing customers to access advanced wireless services more reliably and at even faster broadband speeds. -- Updating and optimizing technology at regional network switching facilities throughout the state, as well as completing the first phase of construction of an advanced $50 million switching facility in west Broward County. The new switch, which will be completed in 4Q 2009, will reinforce wireless network capacity and help enhance services for customers throughout South Florida. All of the company's "super switches," which are designed to withstand a Category 5 hurricane, are equipped with large-scale back-up power generation.

    These new technologies, facilities and network-strengthening efforts are part of an investment exceeding $1.8 billion in the state since the company was formed in 2000. Nationally, in that time period, Verizon Wireless has invested more than $50 billion to enhance its digital wireless network.

    About Verizon Wireless

    Verizon Wireless operates the nation's most reliable and largest wireless voice and data network, serving more than 86.6 million customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with more than 86,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications and Vodafone (NYSE and LSE: VOD). For more information, visit http://www.verizonwireless.com/. To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at http://www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.

    Verizon Wireless

    CONTACT: Chuck Hamby, +1-813-404-6029, Chuck.Hamby@VerizonWireless.com

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

    Company News On-Call: http://www.prnewswire.com/comp/094251.html




    Raytheon Purchases Rights to KillerBee(R) Unmanned Aircraft SystemTechnology will be used for U.S. Navy Small Tactical UAS Tier II, other competitions

    TUCSON, Ariz., May 1, 2009 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company has purchased rights to the technology and name of the KillerBee unmanned aircraft system from Northrop Grumman. Under the agreement, Raytheon will submit the KillerBee for the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps' Small Tactical UAS and Tier II competition.

    "We're competing for STUAS Tier II but that is only the beginning," said Bob Francois, Raytheon Missile Systems Advanced Programs vice president. "Raytheon has rights to produce, improve and sell KillerBee IV and our plan is to continuously mature the system and tailor it to meet the needs of allied warfighters around the globe."

    The KillerBee UAS features a blended-wing aircraft body design. It also has common systems for land or sea launch, recovery and ground control. The unique design of KillerBee enables growth for future payloads and additional mission capabilities.

    KillerBee is ideal for force protection in an expeditionary environment, and represents a major upgrade to today's embedded airborne surveillance, reconnaissance and target acquisition capability.

    Raytheon Company, with 2008 sales of $23.2 billion, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, homeland security and other government markets throughout the world. With a history of innovation spanning 87 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration and other capabilities in the areas of sensing; effects; and command, control, communications and intelligence systems, as well as a broad range of mission support services. With headquarters in Waltham, Mass., Raytheon employs 73,000 people worldwide.

    Contact: Michael Nachshen 520.269.5697 michael_nachshen@raytheon.com

    Raytheon Company

    CONTACT: Michael Nachshen of Raytheon Company, +1-520-269-5697,
    michael_nachshen@raytheon.com

    Web Site: http://www.raytheon.com/

    Company News On-Call: http://www.prnewswire.com/comp/149999.html
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    Electronic Prior Authorization Program to Help Patients Get Faster Access to Prescription MedicationBlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee and Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey to Launch New CVS Caremark eHealth Technology

    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn., NEWARK, N.J. and WOONSOCKET, R.I., May 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Gaining prior authorization for prescription medication requires phones calls, faxes and request forms, which often can be time-consuming. Fortunately for both providers and patients, help is on the way to streamline and accelerate this process.

    (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090226/NE75914LOGO )

    CVS Caremark, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee and Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey announced today that physicians and other providers who prescribe medicines throughout Tennessee and New Jersey will have access to instant prior authorization status for their patients' medications through an electronic Prior Authorization (ePA) pilot program.

    Prior authorization requires physicians to show the medical necessity for a patient to receive a particular medication. The process can be inefficient. A study published last August suggests clinicians and their office staff spend an average of 4.6 hours a week fulfilling requirements of the prior authorization process.(1)

    In this new collaboration, physicians and other providers who prescribe medicines will use the CVS Caremark iScribe Web portal to answer coverage criteria related to a prior authorization requests and receive an immediate status update regarding the approval or denial for the medication.

    "Today's prior authorization processes are dependent upon completing paper request forms, faxing and phone calls between the practice, the pharmacy and the prior authorization department. By taking this online, we reduce many of the hassles and headaches associated with the process and ensure that patients are getting access to the appropriate medications faster," said Dr. Terence Shea, Director of Pharmacy Services, Blue Cross BlueShield of Tennessee.

    "We continue to seek ways to be more efficient in order that our members get the care they need quickly while we ensure that it is medically appropriate and electronic prior authorizations meet both of those important goals," said Richard Popiel, Vice President & Chief Medical Officer, Horizon BCBSNJ.

    This pilot builds on what was learned from a 2006 Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) pilot in which iScribe, Caremark and Horizon BCBSNJ participated to test electronic prescribing standards, including ePA standards. This new program is among the first in the nation to target widespread use of an ePA product in order to understand the true impact on the prescribing process.

    Utilizing the iScribe portal, a clinician will send an ePA request detailing the coverage criteria to a patient's health insurer. The physician will receive an instant response on iScribe, which makes prior authorization a quick, easy and integrated process. On the backend, the pilot uses functionality built by Surescripts as part of the 2006 ePA program to transmit ePA requests between the provider and the CVS Caremark prior authorization team.

    "We are excited to offer electronic prior authorizations to physicians who already prescribe electronically, but also to any physician who has access to the Internet and wants to be more efficient for their patients," said Peggy Johnson, Vice President and Chief Pharmacy Officer, Horizon BCBSNJ.

    "CVS Caremark understands the opportunities that innovations such as electronic prior authorization provide to prescribers and patients looking to embrace a more efficient and effective manner of sharing critical prescribing information," said Dr. Troyen Brennan, CVS Caremark's Chief Medical Officer and Executive Vice President. "We are building best practices for consumer care through our eHealth programs and products and in partnership with clients such as BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee and Horizon BCBS of New Jersey."

    Prescriber recruitment for the ePA pilot began in April in Tennessee, and will be followed shortly by outreach efforts in New Jersey. The pilot is anticipated to run for six months.

    About iScribe e-Prescribing

    iScribe e-prescribing allows prescribers to send prescriptions securely and directly to the patient's pharmacy of choice from either a handheld PDA or desktop computer. iScribe meets the qualifications set by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for the 2009 incentives provided through the Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act, and is compliant with the CMS Part-D standards for e-prescribing.

    iScribe provides the prescriber with generic and formulary coverage and alternative information, assisting the physician in selecting the most cost-effective medication for their patients. Physicians can use the electronic prescribing tools to write prescriptions for all of their patients, regardless of the patient's prescription benefit coverage. Physicians can check for potentially harmful drug interactions at the point of prescribing, or follow-up with patients when iScribe alerts them to unfilled prescriptions. The convenience of a mobile device ensures patient prescriber history is with them at all times -- either in the office or when the prescriber is on-call. iScribe electronic prescribing helps to reduce phone calls and faxes between the practice and the pharmacy, improve patient safety and drive better medication compliance.

    About CVS Caremark

    CVS Caremark is the largest provider of prescriptions in the nation. The Company fills or manages more than 1 billion prescriptions annually. Through its unmatched breadth of service offerings, CVS Caremark is transforming the delivery of health care services in the U.S. The Company is uniquely positioned to effectively manage costs and improve health care outcomes through its more than 6,900 CVS/pharmacy and Longs Drugs stores; its Caremark Pharmacy Services division (pharmacy benefit management, mail order and specialty pharmacy); its retail-based health clinic subsidiary, MinuteClinic; and its online pharmacy, CVS.com. General information about CVS Caremark is available through the Investor Relations section of the Company's Web site, at cvscaremark.com/investors, as well as through the news room section of the Company's Web site, at cvscaremark.com/newsroom.

    About BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee

    BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee is the state's oldest and largest not-for-profit health plan, serving nearly 3 million Tennesseans. Founded in 1945, the Chattanooga-based company is focused on financing affordable health care coverage and providing peace of mind for all Tennesseans. BlueCross serves its members by delivering quality health care products, services and information. BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Inc. is an independent licensee of BlueCross BlueShield Association. For more information, visit the company's Web site at http://www.bcbst.com/.

    About Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey

    Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey is the oldest and largest health insurer in the state serving over 3.6 million members. Horizon BCBSNJ is New Jersey's only not-for-profit, health service corporation and is headquartered in Newark with offices in Wall, Mt. Laurel, and West Trenton.

    Horizon BCBSNJ provides a broad array of health and dental insurance products and services for individuals and small and large companies, including national companies headquartered in New Jersey. Horizon BCBSNJ is committed to improving the health care experience for all the communities we serve as well as helping our members become and stay healthy.

    Horizon BCBSNJ's Web site is located at http://www.horizonblue.com/. Horizon BCBSNJ is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association.

    (1) Drug Topics, August 11, 2008. Media Contact: Steve Campanini CVS Caremark (401) 770-5005 Mary Thompson, APR BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee (423) 535-7694 Daniel Emmer Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey (973) 466-4805

    Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090226/NE75914LOGO
    http://photoarchive.ap.org/
    PRN Photo Desk, photodesk@prnewswire.com CVS Caremark

    CONTACT: Steve Campanini of CVS Caremark, +1-401-770-5005; or Mary
    Thompson, APR, of BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee, +1-423-535-7694; or
    Daniel Emmer of Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey, +1-973-466-4805

    Web Site: http://cvscaremark.com/




    Stoneridge Reports First-Quarter 2009 Results- Decrease in net sales, net income attributed to dramatically reduced volumes in key markets- Liquidity, capital structure seen as competitive advantage

    WARREN, Ohio, May 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Stoneridge, Inc. today announced net sales of $121.1 million and a net loss of $11.6 million, or $(0.49) per diluted share, for the first quarter ended March 31, 2009.

    Net sales decreased $82.0 million, or 40.4 percent, to $121.1 million, compared with $203.1 million for the first quarter of 2008. The decrease in net sales was primarily caused by dramatically reduced production volumes in the North American passenger car/light truck market (50.9%) and the commercial vehicle markets in Europe (55.6%) and North America (41.8%), and the effect of foreign currency translation. Foreign currency translation negatively affected first-quarter net sales by approximately $7.5 million compared with the same period in 2008. The sales decrease was partially offset by the strength in the North American agricultural and off-road market.

    Net loss for the first quarter was $11.6 million, or $(0.49) per diluted share, compared with net income of $6.5 million, or $0.28 per diluted share, in the first quarter of 2008. The decrease in net income was due primarily to the severe reduction in sales volume the Company experienced in many of its markets.

    As of March 31, 2009, Stoneridge's consolidated cash position was $89.2 million, $3.5 million lower than the 2008 year-end balance of $92.7 million, and its ABL facility remains undrawn. Net cash provided by operating activities for the quarter ended March 31, 2009 was $1.2 million, compared with $8.6 million for the quarter ended March 31, 2008. The decrease of $7.4 million in cash provided by operating activities was primarily due to a reduction in earnings caused by the reduction in sales offset by working capital reductions.

    Chrysler announced yesterday that it has filed for a quick and efficient bankruptcy. To minimize Stoneridge's exposure, the Company has filed for and has been accepted to participate in the Chrysler and General Motors U.S. Government supplier accounts receivable guarantee program.

    Outlook

    "The decrease in production volumes globally in the first quarter was the most severe the Company has ever experienced," said John C. Corey, president and chief executive officer. "Current market conditions have caused unprecedented turmoil throughout our industry and we are managing our operations to react rapidly and adjust to quickly changing demand. Nevertheless, we are encouraged that our cost-savings initiatives that have been implemented and our available liquidity and capital structure will allow us to operate through a protracted downturn in volume and position us for the new competitive landscape once markets recover. Although the first half of 2009 will be worse than we originally expected, we continue to expect Stoneridge to be operating income and cash flow from operations positive in 2009, with improved business conditions by late third quarter and in the fourth quarter."

    Conference Call on the Web

    A live Internet broadcast of Stoneridge's conference call regarding 2009 first-quarter results can be accessed at 1 p.m. Eastern time on Friday, May 1, 2009, at http://www.stoneridge.com/, which will also offer a webcast replay.

    About Stoneridge, Inc.

    Stoneridge, Inc., headquartered in Warren, Ohio, is an independent designer and manufacturer of highly engineered electrical and electronic components, modules and systems principally for the automotive, medium- and heavy-duty truck, agricultural and off-highway vehicle markets. Additional information about Stoneridge can be found at http://www.stoneridge.com/.

    Forward-Looking Statements

    Statements in this release that are not historical fact are forward-looking statements, which involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual events or results to differ materially from those expressed or implied in this release. Factors that may cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements include, among other factors, the loss of a major customer; a significant change in automotive, medium- and heavy-duty truck or agricultural and off-highway vehicle production; disruption in the OEM supply chain due to bankruptcies; a significant change in general economic conditions in any of the various countries in which the Company operates; labor disruptions at the Company's facilities or at any of the Company's significant customers or suppliers; the ability of the Company's suppliers to supply the Company with parts and components at competitive prices on a timely basis; customer acceptance of new products; and the failure to achieve successful integration of any acquired company or business. In addition, this release contains time-sensitive information that reflects management's best analysis only as of the date of this release. The Company does not undertake any obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements to reflect future events, information or circumstances that arise after the date of this release. Further information concerning issues that could materially affect financial performance related to forward-looking statements contained in this release can be found in the Company's periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

    STONERIDGE, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS (Unaudited) (in thousands, except per share data) Three Months Ended March 31, 2009 2008 Net Sales $121,085 $203,070 Costs and Expenses: Cost of goods sold 101,810 151,253 Selling, general and administrative 27,077 36,282 Restructuring charges 958 1,422 Operating Income (Loss) (8,760) 14,113 Interest expense, net 5,497 5,372 Equity in earnings of investees (575) (3,819) Loss on early extinguishment of debt - 499 Other expense, net 6 402 Income (Loss) Before Income Taxes (13,688) 11,659 Provision (benefit) for income taxes (2,108) 5,112 Net Income (Loss) $(11,580) $6,547 Basic net income (loss) per share $(0.49) $0.28 Basic weighted average shares outstanding 23,464 23,286 Diluted net income (loss) per share $(0.49) $0.28 Diluted weighted average shares outstanding 23,464 23,647 STONERIDGE, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS (Unaudited) (in thousands) March 31, December 31, 2009 2008 ASSETS Current Assets: Cash and cash equivalents $89,177 $92,692 Accounts receivable, less reserves of $4,274 and $4,204, respectively 86,124 96,535 Inventories, net 48,158 54,800 Prepaid expenses and other 12,273 9,069 Deferred income taxes, net of valuation allowance 1,548 1,495 Total current assets 237,280 254,591 Long-Term Assets: Property, plant and equipment, net 85,712 87,701 Other Assets: Investments and other, net 39,687 40,145 Total long-term assets 125,399 127,846 Total Assets $362,679 $382,437 LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY Current Liabilities: Accounts payable $43,226 $50,719 Accrued expenses and other 46,715 43,485 Total current liabilities 89,941 94,204 Long-Term Liabilities: Long-term debt 183,000 183,000 Deferred income taxes 4,573 7,002 Other liabilities 6,457 6,473 Total long-term liabilities 194,030 196,475 Shareholders' Equity: Preferred Shares, without par value, authorized 5,000 shares, none issued - - Common Shares, without par value, authorized 60,000 shares, issued 25,286 and 24,772 shares and outstanding 25,178 and 24,665 shares, respectively, with no stated value - - Additional paid-in capital 158,233 158,039 Common Shares held in treasury, 108 and 107 shares, respectively, at cost (129) (129) Retained deficit (70,735) (59,155) Accumulated other comprehensive loss (8,661) (6,997) Total shareholders' equity 78,708 91,758 Total Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity $362,679 $382,437 STONERIDGE, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS (Unaudited) (in thousands) For the Fiscal Years Ended December 31, 2009 2008 OPERATING ACTIVITIES: Net cash provided by operating activities $1,198 $8,623 INVESTING ACTIVITIES: Capital expenditures (3,945) (5,513) Proceeds from sale of fixed assets 92 36 Business acquisitions and other - (1,061) Net cash used for investing activities (3,853) (6,538) FINANCING ACTIVITIES: Repayments of long-term debt - (11,000) Share-based compensation activity - 42 Premiums related to early extinguishment of debt - (358) Net cash used for financing activities - (11,316) Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents (860) 1,580 Net change in cash and cash equivalents (3,515) (7,651) Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period 92,692 95,924 Cash and cash equivalents at end of period $89,177 $88,273

    Stoneridge, Inc.

    CONTACT: Kenneth A. Kure, Corporate Treasurer and Director of Finance,
    Stoneridge, Inc., +1-330-856-2443

    Web Site: http://www.stoneridge.com/




    LSI Corporation Named One of America's Most Adoption-Friendly Workplaces

    MILPITAS, Calif., May 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- LSI Corporation today announced that it was ranked fifth on the 2009 list of 100 Best Adoption-Friendly Workplaces in America by the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption. In addition, LSI was ranked No. 1 in its industry and No. 3 among large employers.

    "We continue to see increases in the number of companies establishing and enhancing adoption benefit policies. Even with today's tough economy, we found that companies are dedicated more than ever to providing competitive benefits packages to help their employees when they adopt," said Rita Soronen, executive director of the Foundation. "It is one benefit that employers can add without negatively impacting the bottom line."

    Rankings for the Best Adoption-Friendly Workplace list are determined by an analysis of a company's adoption benefits - financial reimbursement and paid leave - available to employees who adopt. The Foundation compiled the results from survey data collected from 753 U.S. employers.

    "We're honored to be recognized by the Dave Thomas Foundation," said Jon Gibson, vice president of human resources, LSI Corporation. "But we aren't the real winners here. We offer generous adoption support to LSI employees because we believe in Dave Thomas' vision. The real winners are the children that are adopted into loving homes by the LSI employees who take advantage of the company's adoption assistance program."

    Today, more than 150,000 foster care children are available for adoption in North America - 129,000 of them in the United States. Most will spend nearly four years in the system before they are adopted. The release of the third annual Best Adoption-Friendly Workplace List helps the Foundation increase foster care adoption awareness while celebrating those businesses that support adoptive families.

    Kevin Kidney, an LSI employee who has taken advantage of the company's adoption benefits, said, "As we embarked on the journey of adopting our daughter, it was both helpful and reassuring to have the backing of an employer like LSI. The financial assistance and time off provided by the company were critical in overcoming many of the challenges that can prevent prospective parents from realizing the wonderful gift of adoption."

    In addition to ranking the top 100, the Foundation also recognized the top ten by size, the leaders of each industry and companies who support the cause of adoption and adoptive families in other ways. To view the complete Adoption-Friendly Workplace list, please visit http://www.adoptionfriendlyworkplace.org/.

    About LSI Corporation

    LSI Corporation is a leading provider of innovative silicon, systems and software technologies that enable products which seamlessly bring people, information and digital content together. The company offers a broad portfolio of capabilities and services including custom and standard product ICs, adapters, systems and software that are trusted by the world's best known brands to power leading solutions in the Storage and Networking markets. More information is available at http://www.lsi.com/.

    About the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption

    The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption is a non-profit public charity dedicated to dramatically increasing the number of adoptions of foster care children in North America. Dave Thomas, founder of Wendy's and an adopted child, created the Foundation in 1992 in support of the vision that every child will have a permanent home and a loving family. The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption focuses on increasing foster care adoption awareness while supporting model adoption service programs and is committed to ensuring that adoption from the foster care system in streamlined, affordable and accessible to any family wanting to adopt. To learn more about the Foundation's work, go to http://www.davethomasfoundationforadoption.org/.

    Editor's Notes: 1. All LSI news releases (financial, acquisitions, manufacturing, products, technology, etc.) are issued exclusively by PR Newswire and are immediately thereafter posted on the company's external website, http://www.lsi.com/. 2. LSI and the LSI logo design are trademarks or registered trademarks of LSI Corporation. 3. All other brand or product names may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.

    LSI Corporation

    CONTACT: Media Relations, Joanne Hogue of LVA Communications,
    +1-410-658-8246, joanne@lva.com, for LSI Corporation

    Web Site: http://www.lsi.com/




    IBM Announces New Healthcare Industry Solutions Lab in China

    BEIJING, May 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- IBM today announced the opening of a Healthcare Industry Solution Lab in Beijing, where IBM will work with hospitals and rural medical cooperatives to make healthcare "smarter" as the Chinese government enacts widespread healthcare reform.

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    Experts at IBM's new Healthcare Industry Solution Lab -- which is one of eight IBM solution labs in China -- will work with healthcare providers to adopt digital medical records, which improve patient care while reducing cost and medical errors.

    IBM, a leading provider of health information technology around the world, also announced new software solutions to accelerate the adoption of electronic medical records in China. Such smarter healthcare solutions help improve patient care by integrating data - such as family and personal medical histories, lab results, diagnoses and financial information - that sits in isolated and disparate systems across hospitals and health centers. This will allow health-care practitioners to more deeply understand which treatments and medications work best for specific diseases and medical conditions. Through IBM's software, hardware, services and R&D expertise, providers can better serve patients through collaborative, coordinated health systems based on open industry standards.

    Much of China faces inaccessible and expensive medical care as large hospitals are overburdened with patients and community healthcare providers remain stagnant. In 2008, the number of Chinese patients seeking emergency medical help totaled 5.1 billion nationwide, and out-patient and emergency medical expenses topped RMB 846.69 billion -- or USD 123.88 billion. The economic reform program announced by the Chinese government calls for 850 billion yuan (USD 124 billion) for initiatives that will make healthcare services safer and more affordable for China's 1.3 billion citizens by 2011.

    China also faces the challenge of integrating "modern" medicine with fast-growing traditional Chinese. Between 2000 and 2005, the number of traditional Chinese medicine hospitals increased from 2,654 to 3,009, and the number of students in the discipline jumped from 77,000 to 385,000. IBM has begun working with Guang Dong Hospital of Chinese Medicine -- China's largest Chinese medicine hospital which receives about four million patient visits a year -- to create an electronic patient record system that blends input from both Chinese and Western medicine.

    "The Chinese government's initiative around healthcare reform will create a unified network that connects the nation's scattered system of hospitals and health centers," said Dr. Matt Wang, Vice President, IBM China Development Labs. "IBM's new China Industry Solutions Lab will help local and regional health organizations shift their focus to coordinated, integrated care. Smarter healthcare, enabled by the latest health information technology, will lead to social and economic benefits, and to better healthcare, for the citizens of China."

    IBM new Smart Healthcare Software solution includes: Regional Healthcare Information Network

    IBM's SOA (Service Oriented Architecture) Community Health Service technology integrates information contained in electronic medical records and public health institutions spread across China's cities, districts, counties and community service centers. This "community health information system" can enable health care providers to coordinate care across regions and connect hospitals and community clinics. It can guide patients to the nearest hospital that best suits their needs, or enable rural patients to be treated via telemedicine.

    Clinical and Health Analytics and Sharing

    This helps hospitals analyze and share information between different departments within the hospital and among other institutions under a regional hospital group. It creates a single source of clinical, administrative and research information that gives doctors a 360-degree view of a patient's treatment and outcomes. Medical professionals can make more accurate and timely decisions about patient care and also aggregate clinical data from across a region, leading to more effective medical research.

    Healthcare Collaboration Platform

    IBM's software enables doctors and nurses to better collaborate and access patient records and diagnoses. Leveraging the latest Web 2.0 technology, medical personnel can discuss a patient's condition in real-time and collaborate as a team using common data and information. The technology can also help patients make appointments, access their medical records and files, and seek online medical advice from their doctors.

    Cloud-enabled Smarter Healthcare

    Cloud computing - a new model for delivering and consuming IT as a service - connects healthcare systems and devices within IBM's cloud computing environment. Healthcare providers can share data contained in electronic medical records while not having to purchase or maintain in-house technology, which drives operational efficiencies. Cloud-enabled Smarter Healthcare taps into IBM's expertise in virtualization, automation, Web services, open standards and internet-scale computing.

    For more information, go to smarterhealthcare CONTACT: Laurie Friedman IBM Communications (U.S.) Tel: 914 499 4608 laurie1@us.ibm.com Christy, Shan Lan IBM Communications (China) Tel: 8610-6361-7272 shanlan@cn.ibm.com Liping Zhu IBM Communications (China) Tel: 86-10-63612323 zhulp@cn.ibm.com

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    CONTACT: CONTACT: Laurie Friedman, (U.S.), +1-914-499-4608, or
    laurie1@us.ibm.com, or Christy, Shan Lan, (China), 8610-6361-7272, or
    shanlan@cn.ibm.com, or Liping Zhu, (China), 86-10-63612323, or
    zhulp@cn.ibm.com, all of IBM Communications

    Web Site: http://www.smarterhealthcare/




    CSI Board Declares Cash Dividend

    PADUCAH, Ky., May 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Computer Services, Inc. (CSI) (Pink Sheets: CSVI) announced that its Board of Directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.17 per share payable on June 25, 2009, to shareholders of record as of the close of business on June 1, 2009. The dividend amount represents an indicated annual dividend rate of $0.68 per share.

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    "Our Board of Directors remains focused on building long-term shareholder value through our cash dividend program," stated Steven A. Powless, President and CEO of CSI. "The $0.17 per share cash dividend represents a 6.3% increase from the $0.16 cash dividend paid in June 2008 and mirrors CSI's continued success in growing revenues and earnings."

    About Computer Services, Inc.

    Computer Services, Inc. (CSI) delivers core banking, payments processing, Internet, card services, risk assessment, fraud prevention, network management, and regulatory compliance solutions to over 4,600 financial institutions and corporate entities. Technology planning, local account managers and world-class customer service explain why CSI has been known as one of the nation's premier providers of banking solutions for over 40 years. CSI's stock is traded on the OTCQX under the symbol CSVI. For more information about CSI, visit http://www.csiweb.com/.

    This news release contains "forward-looking statements" as that term is defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. All statements except historical statements contained herein constitute "forward-looking statements." Forward-looking statements are inherently uncertain and are based only on current expectations and assumptions that are subject to future developments that may cause results to differ materially. Readers should carefully consider: (i) economic, competitive, technological and governmental factors affecting CSI's operations, customers, markets, services, products and prices; and (ii) other factors discussed in CSI's Information and Disclosure Statements and other documents posted from time to time on the OTCQX website, including without limitation, the description of the nature of CSI's business and its management discussion and analysis of financial condition and results of operations for reported periods. CSI undertakes no obligation to update, and is not responsible for updating, the information contained in this release beyond the publication date, whether as a result of new information or future events, or to conform the statement to actual results or changes in CSI's expectations, or otherwise or for changes made to this document by wire services or Internet services.

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    CONTACT: David L. Simon, Treasurer & CFO, Computer Services, Inc.,
    1-800-545-4274, ext. 10126, dsimon@csiweb.com

    Web Site: http://www.csiweb.com/




    Diversinet Reports First Quarter 2009 Financial ResultsThird Consecutive Quarter of Profitability Quarterly Revenues up 488%

    TORONTO, May 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Diversinet Corp. (TSX Venture: DIV, OTCBB: DVNTF), a leading provider of secure application platforms for the mobile world, today announced financial results for first quarter of 2009. All dollar amounts are in U.S. dollars.

    Revenues for the quarter were $2,010,000, up 488% from $342,000 in the first quarter of 2008. The Q1 2009 revenues include $1,625,000 from the $40 million five-year worldwide license and revenue share agreement with AllOne Mobile Corporation ("AllOne") signed in Q3 2008.

    The net income for the first quarter of 2009 was $182,000 or $0.00 per share, compared to a net loss of $1,159,000, or $0.03 per share in the first quarter of 2008. Included in the first quarter net income are stock-based compensation, depreciation and amortization of $266,000 ($227,000 in Q1 2008). Also included in the first quarter net income is a foreign exchange loss of $323,000 ($21,000 gain in Q1 2008). Cash and cash equivalents at March 31, 2009 were $10,719,000 and $12,075,000 at December 31, 2008.

    Company, customer and product solution highlights include: - During the first quarter, AllOne, our exclusive global health care partner announced that in response to soldiers returning home with traumatic brain injuries and other significant injuries, the U.S. military is launching a pilot telehealth outreach program to better track their progress. Through AllOne MobileSM, a health information management application provided by AllOne Health and secured by Diversinet, secure, two-way mobile technology will link wounded warriors recuperating at home with their case managers and unit support staff. AllOne Mobile's system will give injured service members access to case managers and other military personnel who will monitor and stay in touch with Soldiers through personalized encrypted messages. Data received from Soldiers will help to better personalize and monitor daily care. Initially, AllOne Mobile's platform is anticipated to support the rehabilitation needs of up to 10,000 returning soldiers in a phased implementation over the next year. - We are extending our MobiSecure Wallet and Vault software capabilities to allow secure access and communicate static data into two-way secure data exchange, messaging and challenge response to our AllOne Mobile solution. This new innovation expands our health care market opportunity to include case management and disease management control and follow-up. - Also during Q1 2008, AllOne announced two deals that expand the national reach of AllOne Mobile, a wireless application that manages personal health information and is secured by Diversinet, to nearly 400,000 potential users. Significa Insurance Group and Erin Group Administrators members can securely view, manage and exchange their health care information with physicians, hospitals, pharmacies and other health care providers anytime, anywhere - without the need for an Internet connection. Specifically, AllOne Mobile will help these consumers and their families by allowing them to do things on their mobile phones such as: - View and send insurance coverage information, - Track prescription drugs, - Catalog allergies, or fax a child's allergy records to the school nurse, - Send health information, including a family health history, to a physician, and - Receive health tips to better manage chronic conditions.

    Albert Wahbe, CEO and Chairman stated "While Q1 saw the introduction of additional customers through our relationship with AllOne, we believe that we can make additional progress in the health care industry even in these challenging economic times. We are pleased to report our third consecutive profitable quarter."

    About Diversinet

    Diversinet Corp. (TSX Venture: DIV, OTCBB: DVNTF) is a leading provider of secure application platforms for the mobile world utilizing wireless authentication and access solutions that secure the personal identity, transactions and data of consumers over almost any mobile phone or handheld device. Diversinet's reliable, end-to-end MobiSecure Wallet and Vault products provide global, secure and cost effective applications to mobilize personal health records, financial services transactions and identity protection management. Connect with Diversinet Corp. at http://www.diversinet.com/.

    The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and Canadian securities laws provide a "safe harbour" for forward-looking statements. Certain information included in this press release (as well as information included in oral statements or other written statements made or to be made by the company) contains statements that are forward-looking, such as statements relating to anticipated future revenues of the company and success of current product offerings and the term of the agreement with AllOne Mobile Corporation. Such forward-looking information involves important risks and uncertainties that could significantly affect anticipated results in the future and, accordingly, such results may differ materially from those expressed in any forward-looking statements made by or on behalf of the company. For a description of additional risks and uncertainties, please refer to the company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission available at http://www.sec.gov/ and Canadian securities regulatory authorities available at http://www.sedar.com/.

    The TSX Venture Exchange has not reviewed and does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release. Diversinet Corp. CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS (in United States dollars) (Unaudited) March 31 December 31 2009 2008 $ $ ------------------------------------------------------------------------- ASSETS Current assets Cash and cash equivalents 10,718,887 12,075,422 Accounts receivable (note 2(c)) 48,320 - Prepaid expenses 40,846 57,346 ------------------------------------------------------------------------- Total current assets 10,808,053 12,132,768 ------------------------------------------------------------------------- Property and equipment, net (note 4) 245,081 255,264 ------------------------------------------------------------------------- Total assets 11,053,134 12,388,032 ------------------------------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------------------------------------------------- LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY Current liabilities Accounts payable 140,118 168,078 Accrued liabilities (note 5) 199,145 511,961 Deferred revenue 1,221,667 2,646,356 ------------------------------------------------------------------------- Total current liabilities 1,560,930 3,326,395 ------------------------------------------------------------------------- Shareholders' equity Share capital (note 6) 68,127,743 68,099,993 Contributed surplus 7,817,081 7,596,686 Share purchase warrants (note 6) 13,687 13,687 Deficit (64,945,586) (65,128,008) Accumulated other comprehensive income: Cumulative translation adjustment (1,520,721) (1,520,721) ------------------------------------------------------------------------- Total shareholders' equity 9,492,204 9,061,637 ------------------------------------------------------------------------- Total liabilities and shareholders' equity 11,053,134 12,388,032 ------------------------------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------------------------------------------------- Diversinet Corp. CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF NET INCOME (LOSS) AND DEFICIT AND COMPREHENSIVE NET INCOME (LOSS) (in United States dollars) (Unaudited) Three months ended March 31 2009 2008 $ $ ------------------------------------------------------------------------- Revenues 2,010,275 341,595 Cost of revenues 41,937 82,063 ------------------------------------------------------------------------- Gross margin 1,968,338 259,532 Expenses Research and development 657,476 628,023 Sales and marketing 379,519 409,957 General and administrative 439,480 446,455 Depreciation and amortization 17,832 25,546 ------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1,494,307 1,509,981 ------------------------------------------------------------------------- Income (loss) before the undernoted 474,031 (1,250,449) Foreign exchange gain (loss) (323,042) 21,401 Interest income 31,433 70,407 ------------------------------------------------------------------------- Net income (loss) for the period and comprehensive net income (loss) 182,422 (1,158,641) ------------------------------------------------------------------------- Deficit, beginning of period (65,128,008) (63,178,675) Net income (loss) for the period 182,422 (1,158,641) ------------------------------------------------------------------------- Deficit, end of period (64,945,586) (64,337,316) ------------------------------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------------------------------------------------- Basic and diluted earnings (loss) per share 0.00 (0.03) Weighted average basic common shares outstanding 47,031,935 43,167,783 Weighted average fully diluted common shares outstanding (note 7) 47,033,810 43,167,783 Diversinet Corp. CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS (in United States dollars) (Unaudited) Three months ended March 31 2009 2008 $ $ ------------------------------------------------------------------------- Cash provided by (used in): OPERATING ACTIVITIES Net income (loss) for the period 182,422 (1,158,641) Items not requiring an outlay of cash: Depreciation and amortization 17,832 25,546 Stock based compensation expense (note 7) 248,145 201,654 ------------------------------------------------------------------------- 448,399 (931,441) Changes in non-cash working capital: Accounts receivable and other receivables (48,320) 122,687 Prepaid expenses 16,500 9,013 Accounts payable (27,960) (53,156) Accrued liabilities (312,816) (591,816) Deferred revenue (1,424,689) (93,969) ------------------------------------------------------------------------- Cash used in operations (1,348,886) (1,538,682) ------------------------------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------------------------------------------------- FINANCING ACTIVITIES ------------------------------------------------------------------------- Cash provided by financing activities - - ------------------------------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------------------------------------------------- INVESTING ACTIVITIES Purchase of property and equipment (7,649) (1,283) ------------------------------------------------------------------------- Cash used in investing activities (7,649) (1,283) ------------------------------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------------------------------------------------- Net decrease in cash and cash equivalents during the period (1,356,535) (1,539,965) Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of the period 12,075,422 8,394,286 ------------------------------------------------------------------------- Cash and cash equivalents, end of the period 10,718,887 6,854,321 ------------------------------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------------------------------------------------- Supplemental cash flow information: Interest received 31,433 70,407 Supplemental disclosure relating to non-cash financing and investing activities: Issuance of shares to employees (note 6a) 27,750 29,499 ------------------------------------------------------------------------- Cash and cash equivalents is comprised of: Cash 569,207 543,949 Cash equivalents 10,149,680 6,310,372 ------------------------------------------------------------------------- 10,718,887 6,854,321 -------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Diversinet Corp.

    CONTACT: Diversinet Corp., David Hackett, Chief Financial Officer, (416)
    756-2324 ext. 275, dhackett@diversinet.com




    Activision Unleashes X-Men Origins: Wolverine Video Game on Retail Stores Worldwide

    SANTA MONICA, Calif., May 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The X-Men's fiercest hero digs his claws into retail stores globally with the release of the X-Men Origins: Wolverine(TM) video game from Activision Publishing, Inc. and Marvel . Developed by critically acclaimed studio Raven Software, the game allows players to harness Wolverine's brute strength, regenerative mutant abilities, and indestructible adamantium claws as they battle powerful forces and uncover the mysteries behind his origin. Inspired by the feature film from Twentieth Century Fox released in theaters everywhere on the same date, the X-Men Origins: Wolverine video game also features the voices of some of the film's leading men: Hugh Jackman (Wolverine), Liev Schreiber (Sabretooth) and will.i.am (John Wraith).

    "X-Men Origins: Wolverine features the most authentic Wolverine experience ever in a video game," said Rob Kostich, vice president of global brand management, Activision Publishing, Inc. "The game captures the uncaged nature of Wolverine and allows players to uncover an incredible storyline that will appeal to comic book and gaming enthusiasts, as well as fans of the action-packed feature film."

    X-Men Origins: Wolverine is an epic action-adventure game featuring a true-to-character Wolverine gameplay experience that takes gamers through and beyond the movie's storyline. Set in a variety of vivid real-world locales, the title challenges players to hone their animal instinct as they uncover hidden dangers, hunt and defeat enemies, and take on seemingly insurmountable situations while discovering the truth about Wolverine's tragic past. With razor-sharp adamantium claws unsheathed, the future X-Man enacts lightning-quick combat, evasive maneuvers, in-depth combo attacks, and an array of brutal finishing moves. Wolverine doesn't just deliver massive damage, either - he also takes it, thanks to his mutant regenerative power that heals him in real time right before the player's eyes.

    Developed by Raven Studios, X-Men Origins: Wolverine Uncaged Edition is available on Xbox 360(TM) video game and entertainment system, PLAYSTATION(R)3 and Games for Windows. Also available now are unique versions of the X-Men Origins: Wolverine video game, developed by Amaze and rated "T" (for Teen) by the ESRB, on PlayStation(R)2 computer entertainment system, PSP(R) (PlayStation(R)Portable) system and Wii(TM) home video game system, and E10+ on the Nintendo DS(TM). Fans can learn more about the X-Men Origins: Wolverine video game by visiting http://www.uncaged.com/.

    X-MEN ORIGINS: WOLVERINE, rated PG-13, is the first chapter in the X-Men motion picture saga. The film unites Wolverine with several other legends of the X-Men universe, in an epic revolution that pits the mutants against powerful forces determined to eliminate them.

    About Marvel Entertainment, Inc.

    Marvel Entertainment, Inc. is one of the world's most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of over 5,000 characters featured in a variety of media over seventy years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in licensing, entertainment (via Marvel Studios and Marvel Animation) and publishing (via Marvel Comics). Marvel's strategy is to leverage its franchises in a growing array of opportunities around the world, including feature films, consumer products, toys, video games, animated television, direct-to-DVD and online. For more information visit http://www.marvel.com/.

    About Activision Publishing, Inc.

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

    Activision Publishing maintains operations in the U.S., Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Sweden, Spain, the Netherlands and Australia. More information about Activision and its products can be found on the company's website, http://www.activision.com/.

    Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-looking Statements: Information in this press release that involves Activision Publishing's expectations, plans, intentions or strategies regarding the future are forward-looking statements that are not facts and involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Activision Publishing generally uses words such as "outlook," "will," "could," "would," "might," "remains," "to be," "plans," "believes," "may," "expects," "intends," "anticipates," "estimate," future," "plan," "positioned," "potential," "project," "remain," "scheduled," "set to," "subject to," "upcoming" and similar expressions to help identify forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause Activision Publishing's actual future results to differ materially from those expressed in the forward-looking statements set forth in this release include, but are not limited to, sales levels of Activision Publishing's titles, shifts in consumer spending trends, the impact of the current macroeconomic environment, the seasonal and cyclical nature of the interactive game market, Activision Publishing's ability to predict consumer preferences among competing hardware platforms (including next-generation hardware), declines in software pricing, product returns and price protection, product delays, retail acceptance of Activision Publishing's products, adoption rate and availability of new hardware and related software, industry competition, rapid changes in technology and industry standards, protection of proprietary rights, litigation against Activision Publishing, maintenance of relationships with key personnel, customers, vendors and third-party developers, domestic and international economic, financial and political conditions and policies, foreign exchange rates, integration of recent acquisitions and the identification of suitable future acquisition opportunities, Activision Blizzard's success in integrating the operations of Activision Publishing and Vivendi Games in a timely manner, or at all, and the combined company's ability to realize the anticipated benefits and synergies of the transaction to the extent, or in the timeframe, anticipated, and the other factors identified in Activision Blizzard's most recent annual report on Form 10-K and any subsequent quarterly reports on Form 10-Q. The forward-looking statements in this release are based upon information available to Activision Publishing and Activision Blizzard as of the date of this release, and neither Activision Publishing nor Activision Blizzard assumes any obligation to update any such forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements believed to be true when made may ultimately prove to be incorrect. These statements are not guarantees of the future performance of Activision Publishing or Activision Blizzard and are subject to risks, uncertainties and other factors, some of which are beyond its control and may cause actual results to differ materially from current expectations.

    MARVEL, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, and all related characters: TM & (C) 2009 Marvel Entertainment, Inc. and its subsidiaries. All rights reserved. http://www.marvel.com/. Movie elements: (C) 2009 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. All rights reserved. Game (C) 2009 Activision Publishing, Inc. Activision is a registered trademark of Activision Publishing, Inc. All rights reserved.

    Activision Publishing, Inc.

    CONTACT: Kathy Bricaud, Senior Publicist of Activision, Inc.,
    +1-310-255-2764, kathy.bricaud@activision.com

    Web Site: http://www.activision.com/
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    ISSI to Present at AeA Micro Cap Financial Conference

    SAN JOSE, Calif., May 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Integrated Silicon Solution, Inc. today announced that Scott Howarth, President and CEO, and John Cobb, CFO will present at the AeA Micro Cap Financial Conference being held at the Monterey Plaza Hotel in Monterey, California on May 5, 2009. ISSI will be giving five presentations. The presentation at 11:15 a.m. PDT will be Webcast. Interested parties may access the live Webcast of the presentation by visiting the ISSI website at http://www.issi.com/.

    About the Company

    ISSI is a fabless semiconductor company that designs and markets high performance integrated circuits for the following key markets: (i) digital consumer electronics, (ii) networking, (iii) mobile communications, (iv) automotive electronics, and (v) industrial. The Company's primary products are high speed and low power SRAM and low and medium density DRAM. The Company also designs and markets EEPROM, SmartCards and is developing selected non-memory products focused on its key markets. ISSI is headquartered in Silicon Valley with worldwide offices in Taiwan, Japan, Singapore, China, Europe, Hong Kong, India, and Korea. Visit our web site at http://www.issi.com/.

    Integrated Silicon Solution, Inc.

    CONTACT: John M. Cobb, Chief Financial Officer, Investor Relations of
    Integrated Silicon Solution, Inc., +1-408-969-6600, ir@issi.com

    Web Site: http://www.issi.com/

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