Companies news of 2009-07-01 (page 1)

  • UTStarcom Announces Settlement Agreement With PCD, LLCAgreement Waives Terms of the July...
  • New Avery Dennison Video Demonstrates How Item-Level RFID at American Apparel(R) Helped...
  • TerreStar Successfully Launches World's Largest, Most Powerful Commercial Communications...
  • /C O R R E C T I O N -- Nickelodeon/In the news release, Nickelodeon's AddictingGames...
  • COMEDY CENTRAL's Jokes.com Launches Multi-Platform 'Open Mic Challenge' - Monthly-Themed...
  • Digital Ally Expands International Market Presence With Initial Orders From Turkey and...
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    UTStarcom Announces Settlement Agreement With PCD, LLCAgreement Waives Terms of the July 2008 Merger Agreement

    ALAMEDA, Calif., July 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- UTStarcom, Inc. today announced that it has entered into a settlement agreement with Personal Communications Devices, LLC ("PCD") to satisfy potential liabilities relating to certain inventory delivered to PCD pursuant to the Supplier Agreement and the July 2008 Merger Agreement and to waive certain rights of the company relating to the July 2008 Merger Agreement.

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

    Under the settlement agreement the company waives its right to benefit from a three-year earn out provision and its right to make future investments in PCD, which were part of the July 2008 Merger Agreement. Also, under the settlement agreement, the company has granted to Personal Communications Devices Holdings, LLC ("PCD Holdings"), the parent company of PCD, an option to repurchase its current equity position in PCD Holdings at its original investment cost of $1.6 million. As anticipated, the $10 million held in escrow since the July 2008 merger will be released to the company in July 2009.

    In addition, as part of the settlement, UTStarcom will pay PCD $11.1 million to satisfy potential liabilities relating to certain inventory delivered to PCD. PCD has agreed to continue to sell the company's remaining inventory.

    Forward-Looking Statements

    This release includes forward-looking statements, including the statements relating to resolution of problems with certain inventory delivered to PCD and the Company's sale of its remaining inventory. These statements are forward-looking in nature and subject to risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially, including but not limited to the risks that the company may have additional issues with inventory and the Company may be unable to sell remaining inventory to PCD if PCD is unable to find carriers willing to purchase the inventory, and other risks identified in the company's latest Annual Report on Form 10-K, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and Current Reports on Form 8-K, as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. All forward-looking statements included in this release are based upon information available to the Company as of the date of this press release, which may change, and we assume no obligation to update any such forward-looking statement.

    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. The company was founded in 1991 and is headquartered in Alameda, California. For more information about UTStarcom, visit the company's Web site at http://www.utstar.com/.

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    photodesk@prnewswire.com UTStarcom, Inc.

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

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




    New Avery Dennison Video Demonstrates How Item-Level RFID at American Apparel(R) Helped Achieve 99% Inventory Accuracy and a 14% Sales Increase

    FRAMINGHAM, Mass., July 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- A new video that guides viewers through the innermost operations of American Apparel's item-level RFID inventory management system can now be accessed by apparel, retail and RFID professionals at http://www.ibmd.averydennison.com/american-apparel

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    Titled RFID Case Study - American Apparel, the video is the first multimedia production that demonstrates how the largest apparel producer in the U.S. deployed item-level RFID to overcome inventory accuracy and replenishment challenges at selected retail stores, while appreciably increasing sales.

    The video, produced by Avery Dennison Corporation , takes its audience through each critical step of the inventory management process with selling floor and backroom footage, merchandise flow animations, comments from customers and store employees, and insightful remarks by key members of American Apparel's RFID team.

    The System

    American Apparel's new item-level inventory management system consists of Avery Dennison AD-222 RFID inlays; printers and tags from Avery Dennison; RFID antennas, and handheld and portable readers from Motorola; and in-store inventory tracking software. The AD-222 RFID inlays, which are an essential part of the solution, were chosen for their consistency, accuracy and use beyond the apparel market.

    According to Zander Livingston, American Apparel's RFID director, the system was fully operational four months from the program's launch and delivered a full return on investment just four months later.

    In operation, the system tracks every SKU from the time it is received until it is processed at the point of sale. It also facilitates stock replenishment within minutes of a sale, and helps ensure inventory accuracy and the stocking of available product on the selling floor. Because RFID tags do not require a line of sight to be read, a whole store inventory that once required 120 hours to complete can now be accomplished in 15 hours. Notes Livingston, "I was particularly blown away by the labor time we saved."

    American Apparel is realizing solid bottom-line sales benefits with the new item-level RFID system. "The easiest [benefit] to measure is the 14% sales uplift we've seen at the RFID stores compared with our non-RFID stores," Livingston reports in the video. "This is due to the fact that we have more items on display for the customer and we have improved customer service at the RFID stores."

    Livingston explains that the item-level RFID inventory management system boosts customer service by facilitating faster selling floor replenishment and greater sales associate availability. The system guides replenishment specialists to the correct areas in stockrooms, which allows them to quickly retrieve merchandise, restock it on the selling floor and tend to customer needs. As a result, service time has improved 10 - 25%.

    Other key item-level RFID inventory management system metrics: The system delivers 99% visibility of store inventory and can reduce labor by up to 30% and inventory by 15%.

    About Avery Dennison Corporation

    Avery Dennison is a recognized industry leader that develops innovative identification and decorative solutions for businesses and consumers worldwide. The Company's products include pressure-sensitive labeling materials; graphics imaging media; retail apparel ticketing and branding systems; RFID inlays and tags; office products; specialty tapes; and a variety of specialized labels for automotive, industrial and durable goods applications. A FORTUNE 500 Company with sales of $6.7 billion in 2008, Avery Dennison is based in Pasadena, California and employs more than 36,000 employees in over 60 countries.

    Visit: http://www.ibmd.averydennison.com/

    American Apparel(R) and related images of American Apparel are the property of American Apparel LLC and are used with permission. Other third party trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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    PRN Photo Desk, photodesk@prnewswire.com Avery Dennison Corporation

    CONTACT: Bob Giuliano, Media Relations for Avery Dennison,
    +1-610-328-1051, Cell: +1-610-996-3437, BobG@prplace.biz, or Mark O'Donoghue
    of Avery Dennison Corporation, +1-508-383-3250, Cell: +1-508-333-7297,
    mark.odonoghue@averydennison.com; Investor Relations, Eric M. Leeds of Avery
    Dennison Corporation, +1-626-304-2029, investorcom@averydennison.com

    Web Site: http://www.ibmd.averydennison.com/




    TerreStar Successfully Launches World's Largest, Most Powerful Commercial Communications SatelliteDeployment of TerreStar-1 Marks Significant Milestone for both TerreStar and the Mobile Communications Industry - as TerreStar is Closer to Delivering a Truly Integrated Satellite-Terrestrial Mobile Communications Network

    KOUROU, French Guiana, July 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Mobile communications provider TerreStar Networks Inc. (TerreStar), a majority-owned subsidiary of TerreStar Corporation , announced today the successful launch of TerreStar-1, the world's largest, most advanced commercial communications satellite. Today's launch is a major achievement in TerreStar's strategic vision of delivering voice, data and video services on an all IP next-generation mobile broadband network that combines the power of TerreStar-1, an all-IP core network, and the latest in smartphone technology.

    Launched by Arianespace from Kourou, French Guiana today, TerreStar-1 is the foundation for TerreStar's satellite communications network; ensuring network resiliency and availability during times of critical communications need.

    "With the successful launch of TerreStar-1, we are redefining the mobile communications landscape," said Dennis Matheson, CTO of TerreStar. "We are creating a new paradigm in mobile broadband network services and devices that will leverage our integrated satellite and terrestrial communications components to enable true ubiquity and reliability -- anywhere in the United States and Canada."

    "Today's launch is just the beginning of the TerreStar story," said TerreStar President, Jeff Epstein. "We believe there are tremendous opportunities ahead -- in both the commercial and government sectors -- and we remain focused on our promise to help solve the critical communications and business continuity challenges faced by government, emergency responders, enterprises and rural communities."

    Prior to the launch of TerreStar-1, the Company, with its partner EB (Elektrobit), introduced the world's first quad-band GSM and tri-band WCDMA/HSPA smartphone with integrated all-IP satellite-terrestrial voice and data capabilities. Similar in size to today's mainstream mobile devices, TerreStar's dual-mode smartphone will allow users to seamlessly and securely stay connected to TerreStar's satellite and terrestrial network.

    TerreStar's network will operate in two 10-Mhz blocks of contiguous MSS spectrum in the 2 GHz band throughout the United States and Canada - with a spectrum footprint that covers a population of nearly 330 million.

    To watch or download video coverage or images of the TerreStar-1 launch, or for more information about TerreStar, please visit: http://www.terrestar.com/.

    About TerreStar Corporation

    TerreStar Corporation is the controlling shareholder of TerreStar Networks Inc. and TerreStar Global Ltd. For additional information on TerreStar Corporation, please visit the company's website at http://www.terrestarcorp.com/.

    About TerreStar Networks Inc.

    TerreStar Networks (http://www.terrestar.com/), a majority owned subsidiary of TerreStar Corporation , plans to offer a reliable, secure and resilient satellite terrestrial mobile broadband network that will provide voice, data and video services dedicated to helping solve the critical communication and business continuity challenges faced by government, emergency responders, enterprise businesses and rural communities. TerreStar expects to offer next generation mobile communications through a network of partners and service providers to users who need "anywhere" coverage throughout the United States and Canada.

    Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act:

    This press release may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act, with respect to the strategy of TerreStar Corporation, its plans, and the transactions described in this press release. Such statements generally include words such as could, can, anticipate, believe, expect, seek, pursue, proposed, potential and similar words and terms in connection with future results. We assume no obligation to update or supplement such forward-looking statements.

    For more information, please contact: Kelly Adams, Director Marketing and Communications TerreStar Networks Mobile: +1 703-930-6449 Email: Kelly.Adams@terrestar.com

    TerreStar Networks Inc.

    CONTACT: Kelly Adams, Director Marketing and Communications, TerreStar
    Networks, Mobile, +1-703-930-6449, Kelly.Adams@terrestar.com

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




    /C O R R E C T I O N -- Nickelodeon/In the news release, Nickelodeon's AddictingGames Launches Hit Games on iPhone in July, issued 01-Jul-2009 by Nickelodeon over PR Newswire, we are advised by the company that the fourth paragraph should read "The first AddictingGames that will be available on the iPhone include: "iParking It," based on the popular "Parking Lot" game series on AddictingGames.com; "50 States," a geography duel; and the strategy game "World Wars." More titles will be released in coming months." The complete, corrected release follows:Nickelodeon's AddictingGames Launches Hit Games on iPhone in JulyNew AddictingGames iNetwork on iPhone Invites Developers to Tap into AddictingGames' Promotional Support and Full Suite of Services and Features Nickelodeon, COMEDY CENTRAL and MTV Games

    NEW YORK, July 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Nickelodeon's AddictingGames, the largest source of the best free online games and the top youth-gaming website, will extend to the iPhone this July with the launch of several games and a cross-promotion publishing network for iPhone game developers called the AddictingGames iNetwork. Game developers will now be able to tap into the AddictingGames.com's promotional reach, upsell capabilities and social gaming features -- including: high scores; reviews; and player matching -- in order to reach iPhone users with their game applications. Games based on properties from Nickelodeon, COMEDY CENTRAL, MTV and other divisions of MTV Networks will also be part of the AddictingGames iNetwork.

    "The iPhone is perfectly suited for our easy-to-play, fresh, fun games which together present a pretty powerful combination," said Dave Williams, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Nickelodeon Kids and Family Games Group. "With the AddictingGames iNetwork, we are extending our relationships with developers to the iPhone platform, and are giving them a new promotional vehicle for their games."

    The AddictingGames iNetwork for the iPhone is just one of several ways that the site is strengthening its developer relationships. The "AddictingGames Showdown," a first-of-its-kind convergent, prime-time TV event on Nickelodeon (Saturday, June 27, 8-10 p.m. ET/PT), honored the best in online games and recognized the many developers who have provided engaging content to AddictingGames. The "AddictingGames Showdown" drew more than 5 million votes and 16 million game plays. AddictingGames also has a Game Performance Bonus Program to reward its developers who have created high performing games for AddictingGames' users.

    The first AddictingGames that will be available on the iPhone include: "iParking It," based on the popular "Parking Lot" game series on AddictingGames.com; "50 States," a geography duel; and the strategy game "World Wars." More titles will be released in coming months.

    Developers who sign up for the AddictingGames iNetwork will gain access to the AddictingGames suite of game community services such as high scores, level builders, Facebook Connect integration, player matching, and more in exchange for a revenue share of their titles. AddictingGames on the iPhone will be supported on AddictingGames.com and Shockwave.com through weekly "iPhone Game of the Week" spotlights, promotions across select MTV Networks' sites, and within the AddictingGames titles on the iPhone. Certain game apps will also be prominently featured on AddictingGames.com with "Download now on iPhone" promotions running across associated game pages.

    AddictingGames, named one CNET's top five gaming sites (December 2008), has ranked as the top independent gaming site for more than two and a half years and is the number-one place to reach Men 12 to 24 who are gaming online (source: comScore, May 2009). The site just had its best month ever with 11.9 million unique visitors (source: comScore U.S., May 2009). With 50 new games launching every month, AddictingGames provides games that are fresh, timely and relevant to pop culture. AddictingGames' recently launched "NewsGames," which focus on current events, have independently generated nearly 8 million game plays since January 2009.

    AddictingGames is part of the Nickelodeon Kids and Family Group portfolio of digital sites, which serves kids, tweens and teens, and parents, and focuses on the pre-eminent activities that its audiences participate in online: games, social networks and community, and video. Nickelodeon Kids and Family Group's portfolio of digital sites ranks as number one in all key metrics with 28.8 million monthly visitors; 122 million total visits; 1.7 billion page views; and 78.1 minutes for average time spent per visitor, according to May's comScore Media Metrix.

    Nickelodeon, now in its 30th year, is the number-one entertainment brand for kids. It has built a diverse, global business by putting kids first in everything it does. The company includes television programming and production in the United States and around the world, plus consumer products online, recreation, books, magazines and feature films. Nickelodeon's U.S. television network is seen in more than 98 million households and has been the number-one-rated basic cable network for 15 consecutive years. For more information or artwork, visit http://www.nickpress.com/. Nickelodeon and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks of Viacom Inc. .

    Nickelodeon

    CONTACT: Joanna Roses of Nickelodeon, +1-212-846-7326,
    joanna.roses@nick.com

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




    COMEDY CENTRAL's Jokes.com Launches Multi-Platform 'Open Mic Challenge' - Monthly-Themed Stand-Up Video Challenge Will Feature Favorites On-Air on COMEDY CENTRAL"Open Mic Challenge" Videos Featured on Jokes.com, comedycentral.com, Facebook, Mobile Phones and PDAs and On-Air at COMEDY CENTRALThe First Challenge Favorites To Be Announced And Featured on COMEDY CENTRAL During July 4 Weekend

    NEW YORK, July 1 /PRNewswire/ -- COMEDY CENTRAL's Jokes.com, the premier online destination and home for stand-up comedy, has opened the playing field for its extensive network of comedy fans and aspiring comedians with the launch of "Open Mic Challenge." The monthly multi-platform-themed stand-up video challenge gives users the opportunity to upload homemade stand-up videos that will be featured on Jokes.com, comedycentral.com, Facebook and mobile handsets. Some of the best videos, selected by users as well as the COMEDY CENTRAL and Jokes.com staff, will be announced and featured on-air on COMEDY CENTRAL. The first challenge favorites will be unveiled and showcased on COMEDY CENTRAL during the July 4th weekend.

    Each month, Jokes.com's "Open Mic Challenge" will team up with a COMEDY CENTRAL stand-up talent to present a new themed challenge. For two weeks, users can upload their own homemade stand-up video on Jokes.com. The "Open Mic Challenge" videos are featured on Jokes.com, comedycentral.com, as well as Facebook, MySpace and mobile handsets, enabling fans to watch and comment on their favorite aspiring comedians. Once the particular challenge ends, the winners will be announced and featured on-air on COMEDY CENTRAL.

    The first "Open Mic Challenge," (http://community.jokes.com/give-us-your-best) themed "Give Us Your Best ___," was introduced and hosted by comedian Kristen Schaal. "Give Us Your Best ___" asked users to pay tribute to one of their favorite comics by doing an impression or creating an original stand-up performance inspired by that comedian. The favorites will be revealed and their videos will be featured in on-air interstitials alongside footage of the comedy greats who inspired them on COMEDY CENTRAL during July 4th weekend.

    Comedian Kristen Schaal will continue as host for the July and August challenges. The second "Open Mic Challenge," themed "Life's A Beach," will launch on July 8. Participants will be asked to submit summertime-related videos. The third "Open Mic Challenge" launches on August 5. It will be themed "Best of the Web" and participants will be asked to upload Internet-related material.

    COMEDY CENTRAL, the only all-comedy network, currently is seen in more than 95 million homes nationwide. COMEDY CENTRAL is owned by, and is a registered trademark of, Comedy Partners, a wholly-owned division of Viacom Inc.'s MTV Networks. COMEDY CENTRAL's Internet address is http://www.comedycentral.com/. For up-to-the-minute and archival press information and photographs visit Press Central, COMEDY CENTRAL's press Web site at http://www.comedycentral.com/press.

    COMEDY CENTRAL Corporate Communications

    CONTACT: Aileen Budow, +1-212-767-3952, aileen.budow@comedycentral.com

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




    Digital Ally Expands International Market Presence With Initial Orders From Turkey and ChinaCOMPANY ANTICIPATES ORDERS FROM MIDDLE EAST IN NEAR FUTURE

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan., July 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Digital Ally, Inc. , which develops, manufactures and markets advanced video surveillance products for law enforcement, homeland security and commercial security applications, today announced that it has received initial orders from law enforcement agencies in Turkey and China.

    Through its sales representative in Turkey, Mesan Inc., Digital Ally has been awarded an initial contract for 50 DVM-500 Plus In-Car Rearview Mirror Systems from the Turkish Gendarmerie, a branch of the Ministry of Interior that is responsible for the maintenance of public order in areas that fall outside the jurisdiction of police forces. The Gendarmerie, an armed security and law enforcement agency that is military in nature, is also responsible for internal security and general border control. The DVM-500 Plus systems will be placed into service in the Istanbul district.

    Digital Ally also announced that Beijing-based Timeway International Co., Ltd., which specializes in the importation of electronics and medical devices into China, has recently introduced certain of the Company's products into the Chinese market and has developed relationships with Chinese security and law enforcement agencies at the National and Provincial levels. An initial order for 20 DVF-500 Digital Video Flashlight Systems has been received from the Beijing Municipal Department of Public Security. The DVF-500 is a self-contained video and audio recorder that is built into a standard-size law enforcement flashlight to enhance evidence collection capability.

    "Our expanding international presence and positive feedback from satisfied customers continue to broaden the Company's customer base in a growing number of countries," commented Stanton E. Ross, Chief Executive Officer of Digital Ally, Inc. "We are very pleased to announce these initial orders from Turkey and China. Once the DVM and DVF systems have been deployed and their effectiveness is demonstrated in the field, we expect to receive additional orders from law enforcement agencies in both of these countries."

    "In addition, our International Sales Manager recently returned from a two-week trip to the Middle East, where he had very productive meetings with government officials in four countries," continued Ross. "The introduction of our DVM systems to the Ministers of Transportation and various Generals in each country was well received, and we expect initial orders to be forthcoming in the near future. As we announced in April 2009, we received an initial DVM-750 order from a dealer in Saudi Arabia, through our distributor in that country, in conjunction with a 'pilot' project with one of the region's law enforcement agencies, and a follow-up order for additional systems could be forthcoming if the pilot project is successful, as anticipated."

    About Digital Ally, Inc.

    Digital Ally, Inc. develops, manufactures and markets advanced technology products for law enforcement, homeland security and commercial security applications. The Company's primary focus is digital video imaging and storage. For additional information, visit http://www.digitalallyinc.com/

    The Company is headquartered in Overland Park, Kansas, and its shares are traded on The Nasdaq Capital Market under the symbol "DGLY".

    This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Act of 1934. These forward-looking statements are based largely on the expectations or forecasts of future events, can be affected by inaccurate assumptions, and are subject to various business risks and known and unknown uncertainties, a number of which are beyond the control of management. Therefore, actual results could differ materially from the forward-looking statements contained in this press release. A wide variety of factors that may cause actual results to differ from the forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, the following: the Company's ability to deliver its new product offerings as scheduled and have them perform as planned or advertised; whether the Company will receive additional orders from Turkey, China or the Middle East; its ability to produce and ship DVM-750's to satisfy its $2.0 million order backlog in the second quarter of 2009; the degree to which the interest in the Company's DVM-750 will translate into sales; the Company's ability to increase revenue and return to profitability in the current economic climate; the impact that the various government stimulus programs will have on equipment purchases by law enforcement agencies; its ability to expand its share of the in-car video market in the domestic and international law enforcement communities; uncertainties regarding market acceptance, domestically and internationally, for one or more of its new products; its ability to commercialize its products and production processes, including increasing its production capabilities to satisfy orders in a cost-effective manner; competition; patent protection on its products; the effect of changing economic conditions; and changes in government regulations, tax rates and similar matters. These cautionary statements should not be construed as exhaustive or as any admission as to the adequacy of the Company's disclosures. The Company cannot predict or determine after the fact what factors would cause actual results to differ materially from those indicated by the forward-looking statements or other statements. The reader should consider statements that include the words "believes", "expects", "anticipates", "intends", "estimates", "plans", "projects", "should", or other expressions that are predictions of or indicate future events or trends, to be uncertain and forward-looking. The Company does not undertake to publicly update or revise forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. Additional information respecting risk factors that could materially affect the Company and its operations are contained in its annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2008 and its report on Form 10-Q for the three months ended March 31, 2009, as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

    For Additional Information, Please Contact: Stanton E. Ross, CEO at (913) 814-7774 or RJ Falkner & Company, Inc., Investor Relations Counsel at (800) 377-9893 or via email at info@rjfalkner.com

    Digital Ally, Inc.

    CONTACT: Stanton E. Ross, CEO of Digital Ally, Inc., +1-913-814-7774; or
    RJ Falkner & Company, Inc., Investor Relations Counsel, 1-800-377-9893,
    info@rjfalkner.com, for Digital Ally, Inc.

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




    Lifeway Announces Free Kefir Giveaway to Celebrate the Launch of New Website, www.lifeway.net

    MORTON GROVE, Ill., July 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Lifeway Foods, Inc., , makers of the nutritious, probiotic dairy beverage called kefir, announced today a Kefir giveaway to celebrate the launch of their new website, and the 4th of July holiday weekend. Between Thursday July 2, 2009 and Sunday July 5, or while supplies last, consumers can register for a printable coupon for one 32oz bottle of Kefir, and will have through July 6th 2009 to redeem it at participating locations.

    Lifeway's new website will be more interactive and extremely user-friendly. Additionally, there are new features such as a virtual kefir bar where visitors can create their very own kefir masterpieces, an expanded educational health and wellness section which breaks down the benefits of Lifeway's probiotics, a kids' corner, and much more. Perhaps the most exciting feature is the newly updated store locator, which will help consumers easily locate the nearest retail outlet where they can purchase Kefir, and other Lifeway Foods products as well as allow retailers to add their stores to the locator. This is the first major update to the company's website in over 6 years.

    Julie Smolyansky, CEO commented, "Our new website promotion, which coincides with the 4th of July weekend, is our version of the American Stimulus Plan. This is the first time we have ever done a promotion like this, and we are very excited to see the consumer response. Our new website is really geared towards providing a large amount of needed information about our products, probiotics, and health and wellness, while at the same time providing a greater connection with our customers and retailers."

    The revamped website also allows for much greater and more frequent interaction with a community of people who are Lifeway customers and those interested in learning more about the products, company events and promotions, as well as a wide variety of other topics. The Kefir Kommunity blog (found in the Community section) will feature regular posts on these issues, recipes and much more. An active company presence on social networking sites Twitter and Facebook is already allowing for frequent real-time interaction, sharing of information, answering questions from the public and cultivating fans of the Lifeway Foods brand and products. Additionally, Flickr and YouTube allow for the sharing and disseminating of multimedia content across the social web. Designed not only to entertain and educate, these initiatives also serve to enhance customer service and company responsiveness in a significant way.

    About Lifeway Foods

    Lifeway, recently named Fortune Small Business' 97th Fastest Growing Small Business, and one of only 4 companies to ever be named to the list four straight years in a row, is America's leading supplier of the cultured dairy product known as kefir, and now America's only supplier of Organic Kefir. Lifeway Kefir is a dairy beverage that contains Lifeway's exclusive 10 Live and Active probiotic cultures. While most regular yogurt only contains two or three of these "friendly" cultures, Lifeway kefir products offer more nutritional benefits. Lifeway offers 12 different flavors of its Kefir beverage, Organic Kefir and SoyTreat (a soy based kefir). Lifeway recently introduced a series of innovative new products such as pomegranate kefir, Greek-style kefir, a children's line of organic kefir products called ProBugs (TM) in a no-spill pouch in kid-friendly flavors like Orange Creamy Crawler and Sublime Slime Lime, and a line of organic whole milk kefir. Lifeway also produces a line of products marketed in US Hispanic communities, called La Fruta, Drinkable Yogurt (yogurt drinks distinct from kefir). In addition to its line of Kefir products, the company produces a variety of probiotic cheese products.

    For more information, contact Lifeway Foods, Inc. at (847) 967-1010 or e-mail at info@lifeway.net and visit http://www.lifeway.net/ and http://www.starfruitcafe.com/

    Also find Lifeway Foods, Inc. on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/lifeway.kefir, Twitter: http://twitter.com/lifeway_kefir and http://twitter.com/starfruitcafe, Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/lifeway_kefir/ and YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/lifewaykefir

    Lifeway Foods, Inc.

    CONTACT: Lifeway Foods, Inc., +1-847-967-1010, info@lifeway.net

    Web Site: http://www.lifeway.net/
    http://www.starfruitcafe.com/




    Kentucky Residents To Benefit From Verizon Wireless Network EnhancementsCompany Invests More Than $1.5 Million over Past 18 Months to Boost Capacity of High-Speed Data Network

    LOUISVILLE, Ky., July 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Kentucky residents and visitors who rely on Verizon Wireless' advanced 3G high-speed wireless network don't have to worry about their ability to access the Internet, check email, download music and view high-quality videos. The company announced today that it has spent more than $1.5 million over the past 18 months to boost capacity of its data network in the state.

    The project entailed installing equipment on 17 cell sites across Louisville and Paducah, thereby doubling capacity at those sites and enabling Verizon Wireless to continue staying ahead of its customers' strong demand for wireless data services. In the first quarter of the year, Verizon Wireless' data revenues were up 56.2 percent over last year.

    "We stay well ahead of our customers' growing needs by studying their data usage habits and test driving our network to experience firsthand the

    speeds of our 3G network," said Greg Haller, president-Kentucky/Indiana/Michigan Region, Verizon Wireless. "Network reliability is not just a catch phrase for us. It defines who we are."

    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: Michelle Gilbert of Verizon Wireless, +1-248-915-3680,
    michelle.gilbert@verizonwireless.com, or Ashley Schaffner, for Verizon
    Wireless, +1-502-625-1636, Ashley@guthriemayes.com

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




    PR Newswire's Vintage Filings Division Offers 90 Day Free Trial on Leading Web-Based Section 16 Filing SystemVintage16 Service and Notice and Access Proxy Solution Facilitates SEC Filings and Reporting Processes for Public Companies

    NEW YORK, July 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Vintage Filings (http://www.vfilings.com/), a division of PR Newswire, today announced it is offering businesses a 90 day free trial of Vintage16.com, a web-based solution for creating, managing and filing Section 16 documents with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC forms 3, 4 and 5).

    (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20000306/PRNLOGO )

    Because Vintage16.com is a web-based service, company officers, directors and shareholders can create, manage and file their Section 16 documents online in minutes. Vintage16 is offered free for the first 90 days of service, and a demo can viewed at http://www.vintage16.com/. The 90 day free trial will be available throughout 2009.

    Vintage16.com is simple to use - it does not require any software installation in order to upload documents for filing. Users of the service will benefit from a wide range of capabilities, including:

    - Create, preview and transmit EDGAR-formatted forms 3, 4 and 5 - Generate multiple issuer/reporting owner filings - Save and re-use drafts and previous submissions - Draft, maintain and modify footnotes and exhibits - Use auto-complete function for forms with reporting owner and issues - Test or live file directly to SEC (never a cost for test filings)

    Vintage Filings is also offering an online service to address the SEC's recent notice and access requirements. Vintage's Notice and Access solution is web-based and enables companies to post proxy materials on a custom-built website and notify shareholders of the availability of electronic proxy materials. The cost is $400 for companies choosing the full set delivery option and includes posting of annual reports, 10K's and proxy statements in both HTML and PDF format. Companies may also customize the site to include company name, logo and a link to the company's home page.

    "Public company executives, shareholders and attorneys require fast results and maximum control when it comes to the filing process," said Shai Stern, chief executive officer, Vintage Filings, a division of PR Newswire. "As a web-based, self-filing solution, Vintage16.com can be leveraged by organizations to bring ease and affordability to the Section 16 filing process. We are very pleased to offer a 90-day free trial of this service. Customers can also take advantage of our simple and affordable Notice and Access solution for proxy filing."

    About Vintage Filings

    PR Newswire's Vintage Filings division is a full service financial filing and printing firm. With over 3,000 public company clients, Vintage has quickly become the fastest growing EDGAR firm nationwide. Vintage works in partnership with its clients to provide the knowledge and service necessary to meet the constantly changing requirements in SEC filing regulations. Vintage Filings provides high quality, cost-effective EDGAR filings and print services - including XBRL tagging, section 16 filings, investment management, typesetting and more - with the industry's fastest turnaround time. Vintage is headquartered in New York, with an additional office in Los Angeles. For more information, visit http://www.vfilings.com/.

    About PR Newswire

    PR Newswire is the global leader in innovative communications and marketing services, enabling organizations to connect and engage with their target audiences worldwide.

    Through its multi-channel distribution network, audience intelligence, targeting, and measurement services, PR Newswire helps corporations and organizations conduct rich, timely and dynamic dialogues with the media, consumers, policymakers, investors and the general public, in support of building brands, generating awareness, impacting public policy, driving sales, and raising capital.

    Pioneering the commercial news distribution industry 55 years ago, PR Newswire connects customers with audiences in more than 170 countries and in over 40 languages through an unparalleled network of offices in 16 countries across North and South America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East, and via unique affiliations with the leading news agencies across the globe. PR Newswire is a subsidiary of United Business Media Limited (UBM.L), a leading global business media company that serves professional commercial communities around the world. For more information, go to http://www.ubm.com/.

    CONTACT: Rachel Meranus, Vice President, Public Relations, PR Newswire, +1-201-360-6776 or rachel.meranus@prnewswire.com.

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    jrando@theruthgroup.com, Rachel Meranus, Vice President, Public Relations, PR
    Newswire, +1-201-360-6776 or rachel.meranus@prnewswire.com

    Web Site: http://www.vintage16.com/

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    AT&T to Offer BlueAnt Q1 Bluetooth Headset July 19First BlueAnt Device in AT&T Stores Accepts Voice Commands and Features Noise Reduction Technology

    DALLAS, July 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AT&T* today announced the BlueAnt Q1 Voice Controlled Bluetooth Headset with Multipoint will be available in AT&T stores and online at http://www.wireless.att.com/ on July 19. The BlueAnt Q1 is a premium noise-cancelling headset that allows users to control functions with their voice.

    A little communication goes a long way with the BlueAnt Q1 headset. Just push a button and say, "What can I say?" and the headset will cycle through a menu of voice commands. This ability to manage the device entirely with one's voice eliminates the need to memorize button combinations.

    In addition, BlueAnt's Voice Isolation Technology software provides clear call quality by distinguishing the user's voice from other sounds. The result is outstanding environmental noise reduction, echo cancellation and wind noise protection. The headset also allows users to manage calls from two phones at the same time with true multipoint technology. The sleek, gunmetal headset was designed to fit all ear shapes and sizes and be comfortable enough for all-day wear.

    "Bluetooth devices should be easy and intuitive," said Michael Cowan AT&T director of accessories, AT&T Mobility & Consumer Markets. "The BlueAnt Q1, with voice commands and noise cancellation technology, makes calling easier and clearer with only one button."

    Beginning July 19, the BlueAnt Q1 will retail for $129.99 at AT&T stores and online at http://www.wireless.att.com/. To learn more about the BlueAnt Q1, visit an AT&T store or visit http://www.myblueant.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.

    About BlueAnt Wireless

    BlueAnt Wireless is a leading global supplier of Bluetooth peripheral devices and accessories. BlueAnt's product portfolio includes handsfree, stereo audio streaming and wireless communication products offering cutting-edge technology, design and features. With its Head Office in Melbourne Australia, BlueAnt has offices in San Francisco, London and Hong Kong. For a full list of Q1 features and other products, please visit the BlueAnt website at http://www.myblueant.com/.

    AT&T Inc.

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

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




    The Force is With These Videos: Atom.com and Lucasfilm Ltd. Announce Finalists for 2009 'Star Wars(TM) Fan Movie Challenge'22 Videos Debut Today at StarWars.Atom.com; Voting Takes Place Today July 1 Until July 10George Lucas Selects Award and Other Honors Will Be Announced July 24 During The 2009 "Star Wars Fan Movie Challenge" Awards Show At San Diego Comic-Con International

    NEW YORK, July 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Atom.com and Lucasfilm Ltd. have once again joined forces for the "Star Wars Fan Movie Challenge," a contest honoring the best Star Wars-related short digital videos, and announced today the 22 finalists for the 2009 edition of the challenge. Atom.com and Lucasfilm Ltd. have partnered on the "Star Wars Fan Movie Challenge" since 2000; past honorees include such hits as "Chad Vader," "Star Wars Gangsta Rap," "Star Wars Revelations," and "Pink Five."

    Users can view and vote for the videos at StarWars.Atom.com from Wednesday July 1 until Friday, July 10. These votes, plus the judgment of George Lucas and staff members at Lucasfilm and Atom.com, determine the winners of this year's seven categories: George Lucas Selects, Audience Choice, Best Action, Best Comedy, Best Parody, Best Animated Movie and the Spirit of Fandom Award. The winners will be unveiled live during the 2009 "Star Wars Fan Movie Challenge" awards show on Friday July 24 from 8:30 - 10:30 p.m. in Ballroom 20, at San Diego Comic-Con International.

    Below are the names of the 22 finalist videos for the "Star Wars Fan Movie Challenge." These videos can be watched and voted for at http://starwars.atom.com/.

    "Bad Day for Vader" "Blasted Behavior" "Death Star Over San Francisco" "Emperor Palpatine and the Attack of the Copyright Infringement" "Glen Eisley Glen Mos" "Jedi Camp" "Knights of the Old Republic: Revan" "Lord Vader's Trial" "Mark Valley vs. Drew Mazanec" "No Love for Wampa" "Saber" "Star Fury!" "Star Sports Theatrical Trailer" "Star Wars in a Notebook!" "Star Wars: Cinemagic" "Star Wars: Retold" "Sudden Remakes 1" "SW Episode XVI: Family Dysfunction" "The Closet Unleashed" "The Fate of the Duel" "Where Are They Now" "WTF Star Wars" About ATOM.com

    Atom.com, a division of Viacom Inc.'s MTV Networks, is a digital comedy network for young men that reaches millions of consumers each month on the Atom.com Web site and millions more through multiplatform distribution on television, mobile phones, and the Internet. Atom.com's programming lineup features daily new releases of original comedy including animation, live-action narrative, topical videos, sketch comedies and spoofs. The site also offers a library of thousands of comedy productions previously developed by, licensed by and uploaded to AtomFilms and COMEDY CENTRAL. Drawing on a strategic partnership with COMEDY CENTRAL and its own 10-year history of online video innovation and leadership (formerly as AtomFilms), Atom.com delivers Web comedy like nobody else.

    About Lucasfilm Ltd.

    Lucasfilm Ltd. is one of the world's leading movie and entertainment companies. Founded by George Lucas in 1971, it is a privately held, fully integrated entertainment company. In addition to its motion-picture and television production operations, the company's global activities include Industrial Light & Magic and Skywalker Sound; LucasArts; Lucasfilm Animation; and Lucas Licensing. Additionally, Lucas Online creates Internet-based content for Lucasfilm's entertainment properties and businesses.

    Lucasfilm, the Lucasfilm logo, STAR WARS(TM) and related properties are trademarks and/or copyrights, in the United States and other countries, of Lucasfilm Ltd. and/or its affiliates. (TM) & (C) Lucasfilm Ltd. All rights reserved. All other trademarks and trade names are properties of their respective owners.

    MTVN Entertainment Group

    CONTACT: Aileen Budow, MTVN Entertainment Group, +1-212-767-3952,
    aileen.budow@mtvn.com

    Web Site: http://www.atom.com/spotlights/starwars/challenge




    MainStreet Bank Receives Award

    HERNDON, Va., July 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- MainStreet Bank (OTC Bulletin Board: MNSB) announced that it is the recipient of the Dulles Regional Chamber of Commerce 2009 Mid-Sized Business Award.

    The Dulles Regional Chamber of Commerce is the largest chamber in Fairfax County and the 5th largest within the Washington, DC Metropolitan area. The Chamber serves the Dulles Corridor, one of the top two business zones in the nation, and spans two counties, giving it a unique footprint. The Chamber exists to promote and facilitate the success of businesses and the communities they serve through networking, workforce development, outreach, and advocacy.

    Chairman, President & CEO Jeff W. Dick said, "I am extremely honored that the Chamber has recognized MainStreet Bank. All of our employees are significantly involved in all aspects of the communities where we live and work. MainStreet takes great pride in being a solid corporate citizen."

    Dulles Regional Chamber President Eileen Curtis stated that, "MainStreet Bank has been an extraordinary supporter of both the Herndon Chamber and the Dulles Regional Chamber of Commerce, and we are most appreciative of the time and talents they have afforded us. They have been a most active community partner for the town of Herndon and its businesses."

    With our robust and easy-to-use online banking technology, MainStreet Bank has now put our bank in over 250 businesses in the Metropolitan area. Using MainStreet Bank's secure website, business customers can do everything they can do in a branch, including: managing accounts, paying bills, transferring funds, initiating ACH and wire transfers, sweeping funds, making loan payments, advancing from lines of credit, and depositing cash. The technology interfaces with Intuit(R) and Microsoft(R) accounting software for greater efficiency in accounting and finance operations. For accounts payable, customers can also build in reminders, customize loan payments, and set up regular funds transfers.

    The Bank has offices located at 727 Elden Street in Herndon, Virginia and 4029 Chain Bridge Road in Fairfax, Virginia. MainStreet Bank is the first community bank in the Washington, DC Metropolitan area to offer a full online business banking solution. MainStreet Bank was also the first bank headquartered in the Commonwealth of Virginia to offer CDARS - a solution that provides FDIC insurance on deposits up to $50 million. Further information on the Bank can be obtained by visiting its website at http://www.mstreetbank.com/

    This release contains forward-looking statements, including our expectations with respect to future events, that are subject to various risks and uncertainties. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from management's projections, forecasts, estimates and expectations include: fluctuation in market rates of interest and loan and deposit pricing, adverse changes in the overall national economy as well as adverse economic conditions in our specific market areas, maintenance and development of well-established and valued client relationships and referral source relationships, and acquisition or loss of key production personnel. Other risks that can affect the Bank are detailed from time to time in our quarterly and annual reports filed with the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. We caution readers that the list of factors above is not exclusive. The forward-looking statements are made as of the date of this release, and we may not undertake steps to update the forward-looking statements to reflect the impact of any circumstances or events that arise after the date the forward-looking statements are made. In addition, our past results of operations are not necessarily indicative of future performance.

    Contact: Jeff W. Dick

    (703) 481-4567

    MainStreet Bank

    CONTACT: Jeff W. Dick of MainStreet Bank, +1-703-481-4567

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




    VDSL2 Could Drive Stimulus Dollars to Copper Networks, Report FindsBetter VDSL2 equipment will enable triple-play services over copper lines, providing a way for small telcos to collect federal stimulus funding, says Light Reading Insider

    NEW YORK, July 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Performance improvements in VDSL2 equipment are enabling more telcos to run triple-play (voice, high-speed data, and video) services over conventional copper lines -- providing a way for smaller telcos to collect some federal broadband stimulus funding without having to make complete commitments to FTTx network deployments, 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/).

    Can VDSL2 Turn Copper Into Stimulus Package Gold? looks at the status of the VDSL2 (Very High Speed DSL 2) market, examining the factors telcos consider when choosing to deploy VDSL2 in their network, and whether the fiscal and broadband stimulus measures will make a difference in the market. It reviews the most significant issues facing the VDSL2 community and the work that is being done to address them. The report also identifies and profiles 15 major vendors of VDSL2 equipment, and compares their portfolios and product positioning.

    For a list of companies analyzed in this report, please see: http://img.lightreading.com/lri/pdf/lri0709companies.pdf.

    "VDSL2 is the highest-speed mainstream access technology that can be deployed by telecom operators using existing copper pairs," says Danny Dicks, research analyst for Light Reading Insider and author of the report. "Its ability to deliver downstream data rates of up to 100 Mbit/s over short distances makes it suitable for the delivery of triple-play services, and is also touted by vendors as a mobile network backhaul technology."

    Although VDSL2 was originally positioned as a standalone alternative to other high-speed technologies, it is now widely viewed as part of an end-to-end broadband delivery system, to be deployed along with fiber-to-the-node (FTTN) or fiber-to-the-curb (FTTC) access networks, Dicks notes. "As a complementary technology, VDSL2 can help telcos deploy broadband services faster and more economically," he says. "As a result, VDSL2 could be a significant part of a telco's play for broadband stimulus programs in the U.S. and elsewhere -- although parameters for those programs are still being worked out."

    Other key findings of Can VDSL2 Turn Copper Into Stimulus Package Gold? include:

    -- VDSL2 is a flexible, high-speed broadband access technology that supports multiple deployment configurations. -- VDSL2 is deployed in two distinct ways: as an in-building solution to support FTTB deployments, where it can deliver speeds of 100 Mbit/s, and in FTTN deployments, to support speeds between 20 and 50 Mbit/s. -- Prospects for VDSL2 look promising, as many operators are expected to use it as a part of their FTTx strategy, alongside other flavors of DSL such as the compatible ADSL2+. -- Enhancements to the standard that allow doubling of range or speed are expected to preserve the life of VDSL2 for several years.

    Can VDSL2 Turn Copper Into Stimulus Package Gold? 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: Jeff Claudino, Director of Sales, Insider Research Services,
    +1-619-229-9940, claudino@lightreading.com or Dennis Mendyk, Managing
    Director, Insider Research Services, +1-201-587-2154, mendyk@heavyreading.com

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




    Ingram Micro to Release Second Quarter 2009 Results on July 30

    SANTA ANA, Calif., July 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Ingram Micro Inc. will release second quarter financial results, which ended on July 4, 2009, after the market closes on Thursday, July 30, 2009. A conference call with executive management will be held at 5 p.m. ET (2 p.m. PT) on that day.

    Who: Ingram Micro Inc. Executive Management What: Second quarter 2009 results - Conference call and presentation slides When: Thursday, July 30, at 5 p.m. ET (2 p.m. PT) How: Visit the company's Web site at http://www.ingrammicro.com/ (Investor Relations section) or call (888) 455-0750 (toll-free) or (210) 839-8501 (outside the United States or Canada). The call password is "Ingram Micro." Accompanying presentation slides also will be available at http://www.ingrammicro.com/ (Investor Relations section).

    The conference call will be recorded and available after 7 p.m. ET on Thursday, July 30, for approximately one week. You may listen to the recording by calling (800) 678-3180. If you are outside the United States or Canada, call (402) 220-3063. An audio file of the conference call and the presentation slides also will be available on the Investor Relations Overview page of the Ingram Micro Web site located at http://www.ingrammicro.com/ for approximately one week.

    About Ingram Micro Inc.

    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/.

    (C)2009 Ingram Micro Inc. All rights reserved. Ingram Micro and the registered Ingram Micro logo are trademarks used under license by Ingram Micro Inc.

    Ingram Micro Inc.

    CONTACT: Investors, Ria Marie Carlson, +1-714-382-4400,
    ria.carlson@ingrammicro.com, or Kay Leyba, +1-714-382-4175,
    kay.leyba@ingrammicro.com, or Media, Rekha Parthasarathy, +1-714-382-1319,
    rekha@ingrammicro.com, all of Ingram Micro Inc.

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




    Analyzing Jim Cramer's Potash (POT) Pick and Corresponding Options Plays- www.ONN.tv Reports

    CHICAGO, July 1 /PRNewswire/ -- The latest "Mad About Options" clip analyzes Jim Cramer's take on Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan, Inc. (POT).

    (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090323/AQM046LOGO)

    "Mad About Options" co-hosts, Carrie Long and http://www.onn.tv/'s Chief Investment Strategist Jud Pyle, outline option strategies that option investors can use if they agree or disagree with the Mad Money host's statements.

    This video can be found on http://www.onn.tv/ in the "Mad About Options" section under the "Programs" tab or directly from this link (if this link doesn't work, copy and paste the following into your browser: http://onn.tv/programs/mad-about-options/reviewing-potential-potash-pot-strate gies-and-corresponding-option-plays/).

    About the Options News Network:

    Serving a rapidly growing segment of the investment community, The Options News Network is the first media outlet focused exclusively on providing top quality daily options news and entertainment, options education, options trading ideas, options strategies, and expert commentary on the options market, targeting options traders of all skill and experience levels as well as stock investors thinking about options for the first time.

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    PRN Photo Desk, photodesk@prnewswire.com www.ONN.tv

    CONTACT: E. Matthew Buckley of Options News Network, +1-312-362-2520,
    info@onn.tv

    Web Site: http://www.onn.tv/




    Alcatel-Lucent Launches World's First 'Green DSL'Alcatel-Lucent's Intelligent Services Access Manager (ISAM) provides more bandwidth with 25% less power

    PARIS, July 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) today launched a very innovative high-capacity and eco-efficient digital subscriber line (DSL) platform -- enabling service providers to deliver tomorrow's applications over their installed copper base, all while consuming up to 25% less power compared to conventional DSL solutions.

    Alcatel-Lucent's green DSL leverages the reduced power consumption of its latest generation of DSL line cards, the company's unique distributed DSLAM concept and Alcatel-Lucent's Smart DSL technology.

    "Today, standards exist that allow modems to go in a low-power mode when user traffic is low. However, re-activating these modems causes power fluctuations -- resulting in crosstalk and destabilizing the network," said Jurgen Lison, Vice-President of Alcatel-Lucent's ISAM product unit. "Alcatel-Lucent's green DSL provides operators with a unique, end-to-end solution that overcomes these issues -- enabling a significant reduction of the modems' power consumption across a service provider's subscriber base without causing any line stability issues. This is a value proposition that cannot be provided by any other vendor in the industry today."

    Not only does Alcatel-Lucent's latest ISAM release support a significant power reduction compared to conventional DSL solutions, it is also the first commercially-available DSL platform for ETSI markets that delivers 50Mbs to all users -- with peaks up to 100Mbs -- anywhere in the network because of its new, high-capacity, very high-speed DSL (VDSL) line cards and its support of VDSL bonding technology across the line card. This ISAM release incorporates the company's third generation of VDSL line cards, highlighting Alcatel-Lucent's innovative technology and market leadership in the DSL space, while supporting its applications enablement strategy through physical layer synchronization for mobile backhaul and enhanced support for business services.

    "Operators challenged by recessionary and fiber business case limitations want to optimize investment in their existing copper networks while also offering sustained higher bandwidth over an extended reach. In conjunction with the expected growth of FTTB, VDSL2 remains an important option to support higher bandwidth services to residences and enterprises and for mobile backhaul," noted Kamalini Ganguly, broadband analyst at Ovum, Inc. "The new release of Alcatel-Lucent's ISAM platform addresses the operator constraints and objectives we have noted in our research. Our research further shows that greener access technologies are a critical need for operators, and lower-power products are a critical component of meeting this need."

    "Release-4 of the ISAM platform puts Alcatel-Lucent more than one year ahead of its competitors," said Dave Geary, President of Alcatel-Lucent's Wireline Networks activities. "The ISAM platform enables our customers to deliver the most bandwidth-intensive services over their copper architectures, by leveraging -- for instance -- last-mile bonding support, which is a first in ETSI markets. We are confident that our 'more bandwidth with less power' value proposition will again create a big stir in the DSL industry -- just as the launch of the ISAM platform five years ago."

    This release supports Alcatel-Lucent's comprehensive eco-sustainability program that includes using innovation to build smarter, eco-sustainable networks at all layers (access, transport and core) with a framework that addresses hardware, software, network and site innovation.

    Alcatel-Lucent's leadership in DSL builds on its award-winning ISAM product family. The ISAM family has now been deployed at more than 210 customers worldwide. Since its launch five years ago, the ISAM family has been adopted by approximately one customer per week, consolidating Alcatel-Lucent's number-one position in IP broadband access.

    Editorial background material -- Alcatel-Lucent confirms 1Q'09 broadband access leadership, performing strongly in VDSL and GPON (June 8th, 2009)

    http://www.alcatel-lucent.com/wps/portal/newsreleases/detail?LMSG_CABINET= Docs_and_Resource_Ctr&LMSG_CONTENT_FILE=News_Releases_2009/News_Article_001611 .xml&lu_lang_code=en

    -- Guangdong Telecom selects Alcatel-Lucent to deploy first VDSL2 network in China (June 3rd, 2009)

    http://www.alcatel-lucent.com/wps/portal/newsreleases/detail?LMSG_CABINET= Docs_and_Resource_Ctr&LMSG_CONTENT_FILE=News_Releases_2009/News_Article_001597 .xml&lu_lang_code=en

    -- Alcatel-Lucent confirmed as global IPTV access and middleware market leader (Apr 30th, 2009)

    http://www.alcatel-lucent.com/wps/portal/newsreleases/detail?LMSG_CABINET= Docs_and_Resource_Ctr&LMSG_CONTENT_FILE=News_Releases_2009/News_Article_001554 .xml&lu_lang_code=en

    -- Alcatel-Lucent evolves its IP access platform which is powering advanced triple play services around the world (September 30th, 2008)

    http://www.alcatel-lucent.com/wps/portal/newsreleases/detail?LMSG_CABINET= Docs_and_Resource_Ctr&LMSG_CONTENT_FILE=News_Releases_2008/News_Article_001261 .xml&lu_lang_code=en

    -- Alcatel-Lucent extends broadband access portfolio with fiber to the building (FTTB) solution (March 5th, 2008)

    http://www.alcatel-lucent.com/wps/portal/newsreleases/detail?LMSG_CABINET= Docs_and_Resource_Ctr&LMSG_CONTENT_FILE=News_Releases_2008/News_Article_00903. xml&lu_lang_code=en

    About Alcatel-Lucent

    Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) is the trusted partner of service providers, enterprises and governments worldwide, providing solutions that deliver voice, data and video communication services to end-users. A leader in fixed, mobile and converged broadband networking, IP technologies, applications and services, Alcatel-Lucent leverages the unrivalled technical and scientific expertise of Bell Labs, one of the largest innovation powerhouses in the communications industry. With operations in more than 130 countries and the most experienced global services organization in the industry, Alcatel-Lucent is a local partner with a global reach. Alcatel-Lucent achieved revenues of Euro 16.98 billion in 2008 and is incorporated in France, with executive offices located in Paris. For more information, visit Alcatel-Lucent on the Internet: http://www.alcatel-lucent.com/.

    Alcatel-Lucent

    CONTACT: Alcatel-Lucent Press Contacts: Regine Coqueran,
    +33(0)1-40-76-49-24, regine.coqueran@alcatel-lucent.com, or Wim Van Daele,
    +32(0)3-240-46-01, wim.van_daele@alcatel-lucent.be; or Alcatel-Lucent Investor
    Relations: Remi Thomas, +33(0)1-40-76-50-61, remi.thomas@alcatel-lucent.com,
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    +1-908-582-6153, dsweeney@alcatel-lucent.com

    Web Site: http://www.alcatel-lucent.com/




    Nickelodeon's AddictingGames Launches Hit Games on iPhone in JulyNew AddictingGames iNetwork on iPhone Invites Developers to Tap into AddictingGames' Promotional Support and Full Suite of Services and Features Nickelodeon, COMEDY CENTRAL and MTV Games

    NEW YORK, July 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Nickelodeon's AddictingGames, the largest source of the best free online games and the top youth-gaming website, will extend to the iPhone this July with the launch of several games and a cross-promotion publishing network for iPhone game developers called the AddictingGames iNetwork. Game developers will now be able to tap into the AddictingGames.com's promotional reach, upsell capabilities and social gaming features -- including: high scores; reviews; and player matching -- in order to reach iPhone users with their game applications. Games based on properties from Nickelodeon, COMEDY CENTRAL, MTV and other divisions of MTV Networks will also be part of the AddictingGames iNetwork.

    "The iPhone is perfectly suited for our easy-to-play, fresh, fun games which together present a pretty powerful combination," said Dave Williams, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Nickelodeon Kids and Family Games Group. "With the AddictingGames iNetwork, we are extending our relationships with developers to the iPhone platform, and are giving them a new promotional vehicle for their games."

    The AddictingGames iNetwork for the iPhone is just one of several ways that the site is strengthening its developer relationships. The "AddictingGames Showdown," a first-of-its-kind convergent, prime-time TV event on Nickelodeon (Saturday, June 27, 8-10 p.m. ET/PT), honored the best in online games and recognized the many developers who have provided engaging content to AddictingGames. The "AddictingGames Showdown" drew more than 5 million votes and 16 million game plays. AddictingGames also has a Game Performance Bonus Program to reward its developers who have created high performing games for AddictingGames' users.

    The first AddictingGames that will be available on the iPhone include: "iParkinglot," based on the popular "Parking It" game series on AddictingGames.com; "50 States," a geography dual; and the strategy game "World Wars." More titles will be release in coming months.

    Developers who sign up for the AddictingGames iNetwork will gain access to the AddictingGames suite of game community services such as high scores, level builders, Facebook Connect integration, player matching, and more in exchange for a revenue share of their titles. AddictingGames on the iPhone will be supported on AddictingGames.com and Shockwave.com through weekly "iPhone Game of the Week" spotlights, promotions across select MTV Networks' sites, and within the AddictingGames titles on the iPhone. Certain game apps will also be prominently featured on AddictingGames.com with "Download now on iPhone" promotions running across associated game pages.

    AddictingGames, named one CNET's top five gaming sites (December 2008), has ranked as the top independent gaming site for more than two and a half years and is the number-one place to reach Men 12 to 24 who are gaming online (source: comScore, May 2009). The site just had its best month ever with 11.9 million unique visitors (source: comScore U.S., May 2009). With 50 new games launching every month, AddictingGames provides games that are fresh, timely and relevant to pop culture. AddictingGames' recently launched "NewsGames," which focus on current events, have independently generated nearly 8 million game plays since January 2009.

    AddictingGames is part of the Nickelodeon Kids and Family Group portfolio of digital sites, which serves kids, tweens and teens, and parents, and focuses on the pre-eminent activities that its audiences participate in online: games, social networks and community, and video. Nickelodeon Kids and Family Group's portfolio of digital sites ranks as number one in all key metrics with 28.8 million monthly visitors; 122 million total visits; 1.7 billion page views; and 78.1 minutes for average time spent per visitor, according to May's comScore Media Metrix.

    Nickelodeon, now in its 30th year, is the number-one entertainment brand for kids. It has built a diverse, global business by putting kids first in everything it does. The company includes television programming and production in the United States and around the world, plus consumer products online, recreation, books, magazines and feature films. Nickelodeon's U.S. television network is seen in more than 98 million households and has been the number-one-rated basic cable network for 15 consecutive years. For more information or artwork, visit http://www.nickpress.com/. Nickelodeon and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks of Viacom Inc. .

    Nickelodeon

    CONTACT: Joanna Roses of Nickelodeon, +1-212-846-7326,
    joanna.roses@nick.com

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




    IBM Power Systems Again Trump Latest Intel Offering, Highlights Total Systems ValueStudy Shows How Power Systems Advantages Help IBM's Clients Running SAP Solutions Save up to 33 Percent

    ARMONK, N.Y., July 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- IBM today announced its latest SAP performance result on a POWER6-based server, along with details of a new study that demonstrates how IBM Power Systems -- with virtualization technology, reliability, availability and energy efficiency features -- can help clients save up to 33 percent on operating costs in an SAP(R) solution-based environment.

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    The IBM POWER6-based Power 550 server recently achieved an industry leading 8-core result (4 processors / 8 cores (4 dual-core processor chips) / 16 threads) on the two-tier SAP Sales and Distribution (SD) Standard Application Benchmark, using the SAP enhancement package 4 for the SAP ERP 6.0 application (Unicode). (1) The results of the SAP benchmark showed that the Power 550 can handle 3,752 users, eclipsing both the 8-core and the users-per-core results of all other vendors, including HP, Sun, Fujitsu and Hitachi (1), all using Intel's chips.

    The IBM result showcases the performance of SAP applications and DB2 V 9.5 database software running on the AIX 6.1 operating system in a Power 550 two-tier environment.

    This marks the latest in a series of benchmarks -- including ERP, online transaction processing, commercial computational throughput and scientific computational throughput -- that demonstrate that POWER6 delivers the most performance per core of any server. Power Systems continue to provide leadership results across the most recognized benchmarks in the industry. Overall, IBM Power Systems with POWER6 technology have recorded more than 70 industry-leading performance benchmarks. (2)

    The benchmark results demonstrated that IBM's POWER6, the world's fastest chip, remains the microprocessor standard, besting all competition -- including Nehalem, Intel's latest chip.

    IBM Shines in ITG Study

    According to an International Technology Group (ITG) report , three-year costs for use of Power servers ranged from 25-33 percent less than those built around commodity x86 servers in an SAP solution-based environment. (3)

    Conversely, the three-year cost for the use of x86 servers was 48 percent higher than for Power servers in the retail industry, 49 percent higher in manufacturing, and 33 percent higher in energy.

    Costs outlined in the report include hardware acquisition and maintenance, systems software licenses and support, including operating systems and virtualization tools, personnel and facilities, primarily energy.

    "The outstanding SAP benchmark result and the ITG study demonstrate two more ways that IBM beats the competition hands down," said Scott Handy, vice president of marketing, strategy and sales support, IBM Power Systems. "Today we are reasserting Power Systems and our performance prowess in the SAP space, and at the same time showing an end-to-end solution with a total cost of ownership package that is the ideal fit for today's data center. IBM Power Systems with PowerVM virtualization and Systems Director advanced management offer the perfect alternative for Sun and HP UNIX clients currently on Solaris or HP/UX who are not only facing unplanned chip delays or cancellations but also may be left without a long term SPARC or Intel Itanium processor roadmap."

    Balanced System Design, Software Stack

    First announced more than two years ago, IBM POWER6 processor-based systems continue to provide leadership performance for customers. Balanced system design and the Power Systems software stack, including robust PowerVM software, offer companies flexibility and a dynamic response to changing business environments.

    Power Systems virtualization, with capabilities like micro-partitioning and recently added active memory sharing, delivers higher utilization in the data center, reducing client costs in energy, space, maintenance and software licenses. In addition, unique IBM RAS features such as Live Partition Mobility, which helps businesses move workloads without downtime, reduces costs while improving business resilience. And IBM's Active Energy Manager software provides functions such as monitoring, analysis and allocation of energy usage at the rack or server level.

    IBM Customers Reap Benefits

    Vishay is one of the world's largest manufacturers of discrete semiconductors and passive electronic components whose products are used in virtually all types of electronic devices industries such as aerospace, automotive, medical and telecommunications. The company recently implemented Power servers as a standardized platform for its SAP environment, using both server and storage virtualization.

    "The global consolidation to IBM Power Systems means that we are able to share central resources across the company," said Seth Slivka, senior vice president of global IT, Vishay Intertechnology Inc. "While Europe sleeps, engineers in the US can tackle maintenance tasks on systems they know and understand. The consolidated approach -- which offers lower training requirements and shared knowledge that can be used across all our operations -- has helped us reduce costs by 10 percent annually."

    Murray Goulburn Co-Operative Company Limited, based in Melbourne, Australia, is that country's largest manufacturer of dairy products. Murray Goulburn migrated from seven Sun servers to a single IBM Power Systems server, taking advantage of virtualization capabilities to solve processing performance issues and positioning the company to take advantage of the latest SAP applications.

    "IBM Power Systems servers offer scalability, expandability and the potential to vary our costs to some extent in peak times with the ability to call processors on or turn them off," said Paul Stancill, IT manager at Murray Goulburn.

    Power Systems hardware, software and services -- along with aggressive sales and marketing activities that have attracted hundreds of Sun and HP UNIX clients to IBM Power every year -- have helped IBM increase its number one leadership position in the UNIX market. According to the most recent International Data Corporation (IDC) worldwide quarterly server tracker, IBM is the only major UNIX vendor to gain revenue share in the past five years while both Sun and HP lost share. (4)

    About IBM Power Systems

    For more information on IBM Power Systems visit: http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/power/.

    IBM is a trademark of IBM Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. SAP and all SAP logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of SAP AG in Germany and in several other countries. All other company/product names and service marks may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies. UNIX is a registered trademark in the United States and other countries licensed exclusively through The Open Group. Linux is a trademark of Linus Torvald.

    Footnotes

    (1) Results for the IBM Power 550 on the two-tier SAP SD Standard Application Benchmark (certification number 2009023): 3,752 SAP SD Benchmark users, .97 seconds average dialog response time, 410,330 fully processed order line items per hour, 1,231,000 dialog steps per hour, 20,520 SAPS, 0.013 seconds / 0.016 seconds average database request time (dialog/update), 99 percent CPU utilization of central server. The IBM System 550 was configured as follows: 4 processors / 8 cores / 16 threads, POWER6 5.0 GHz, 128 KB L1 cache and 4 MB L2 cache per core, 32 MB L3 cache per processor, 64 GB main memory running AIX 6.1, DB2 9.5 and SAP enhancement package 4 for SAP ERP 6.0 (Unicode).

    Fujitsu PRIMERGY Model TX300 S5 / RX300S5 on the two-tier SAP SD Standard Application Benchmark (certification number 2009014): 3,328 SAP SD Benchmark users, .99 seconds average dialog response time, 363.330 fully processed order line items per hour, 1,090,000 dialog steps per hour, 18.170 SAPS, 0.025 seconds / 0.014 seconds average database request time (dialog/update), 99 percent CPU utilization of central server. The system was configured as follows: 2 processors / 8 cores / 16 threads, Intel Xeon Processor X5570, 2.93 GHz, 64 KB L1 cache and 256 KB L2 cache per core, 8 MB L3 cache per processor, 48 GB main memory, running Windows Server 2008 Enterprise Edition, SQL Server 2008 and SAP enhancement package 4 for SAP ERP 6.0 (Unicode).

    HP ProLiant DL380 G6 on the two-tier SAP SD Standard Application Benchmark (certification number 2009005): 3,300 SAP SD Benchmark users, .98 seconds average dialog response time, 360,670 fully processed order line items per hour, 1,082,000 dialog steps per hour, 18.030 SAPS, 0.039 seconds / 0.016 seconds average database request time (dialog/update), 98 percent CPU utilization of central server. The system was configured as follows: 2 processors / 8 cores / 16 threads, Intel Xeon Processor X5570, 2.93 GHz, 64 KB L1 cache and 256 KB L2 cache per core, 8 MB L3 cache per processor, 48 GB main memory, running Windows Server 2008 Enterprise Edition, SQL Server 2008 and SAP enhancement package 4 for SAP ERP 6.0 (Unicode).

    Hitachi BladeSymphony BS2000 Model E55A1 on the two-tier SAP SD Standard Application Benchmark (certification number 20090013): 2,964 SAP SD Benchmark users, .98 seconds average dialog response time, 324,000 fully processed order line items per hour, 972,000 dialog steps per hour, 16,200 SAPS, 0.037 seconds / 0.021 seconds average database request time (dialog/update), 99 percent CPU utilization of central server. The system was configured as follows: 2 processors / 8 cores / 16 threads, Intel Xeon Processor X5570, 2.93 GHz, 64 KB L1 cache and 256 KB L2 cache per core, 8 MB L3 cache per processor, 48 GB main memory, running Windows Server 2008 Enterprise Edition, SQL Server 2008 and SAP enhancement package 4 for SAP ERP 6.0 (Unicode).

    Sun Fire X4270 on the two-tier SAP SD Standard Application Benchmark (certification number 2009005): 3,700 SAP SD Benchmark users, .94 seconds average dialog response time, 406.000 fully processed order line items per hour, 1,218,000 dialog steps per hour, 20,300 SAPS, 0.017 seconds / 0.015 seconds average database request time (dialog/update), 99 percent CPU utilization of central server. The system was configured as follows: 2 processors / 8 cores / 16 threads, Intel Xeon Processor X5570, 2.93 GHz, 64 KB L1 cache and 256 KB L2 cache per core, 8 MB L3 cache per processor, 48 GB main memory, running Solaris 10, Oracle 10g and SAP enhancement package 4 for SAP ERP 6.0 (Unicode).

    Results current as of 6/29/09. Source: http://www.sap.com/benchmark (2) http://www.ibm.com/systems/power/hardware/benchmarks

    (3) Value Proposition for IBM Power Systems: Platform Choice for the Enterprise SAP Infrastructure, by International Technology Group. Link: ftp://ftp.software.ibm.com/common/ssi/sa/wh/n/pol03021usen/POL03021USEN.PDF

    (4) IDC Worldwide Quarterly Server Tracker, May 2009 Contact: Ron Favali IBM favali@us.ibm.com 727-489-7202

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    CONTACT: Ron Favali of IBM, favali@us.ibm.com, +1-727-489-7202

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




    A. O. Smith to Hold Second Quarter Conference Call on July 17

    MILWAUKEE, July 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- A. O. Smith Corporation will release its second quarter 2009 financial results before the market opens on Friday, July 17, and has scheduled an investor conference call to follow at 10:00 a.m. (Eastern Daylight Time).

    The call can be heard live on the company's web site http://www.aosmith.com/. An audio replay of the call will be available on the company's web site after the live event. To access the archived audio replay, go to the "Investors" page and select the Second Quarter Conference Call link.

    A. O. Smith Corporation, with 2008 sales of $2.3 billion, is a global leader applying innovative technology and energy-efficient solutions to products marketed worldwide. The company is one of the world's leading manufacturers of residential and commercial water heating equipment, offering a comprehensive product line featuring the best-known brands in North America and China. A. O. Smith is also one of the largest manufacturers of electric motors for residential and commercial applications in North America.

    A. O. Smith Corporation

    CONTACT: Media, Mark A. Petrarca, +1-414-359-4100, or Analyst/Investor,
    Patricia K. Ackerman, +1-414-359-4130, both of A. O. Smith Corporation

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




    Tollgrade Announces Corporate Governance Enhancements to Build on Solid Foundation of Already Strong Corporate Governance PracticesADOPTS STRICTER STANDARD FOR DIRECTOR INDEPENDENCE

    PITTSBURGH, July 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Tollgrade Communications, Inc. today announced that its Board of Directors has adopted a series of amendments to its corporate governance guidelines designed to further enhance Tollgrade's already strong corporate governance practices. These amendments are intended to: (i) adopt an even stricter standard of director independence than the standard that currently applies to Tollgrade under the rules of the NASDAQ Stock Market; (ii) require that at least two-thirds of the membership of the Tollgrade Board of Directors be comprised of independent directors that meet this new stricter standard; and (iii) require that the Tollgrade Board's Audit, Compensation and Nominating and Governance Committees be comprised exclusively of independent directors that meet this new stricter standard.

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    These corporate governance enhancements result from the Tollgrade Board's ongoing review of best practices in corporate governance and build on Tollgrade's existing solid foundation of good corporate governance practices, including the following:

    -- The adoption in 2006 of a majority voting standard in uncontested elections of directors; -- On-going phase out of Tollgrade's classified board structure that began in 2007, which will provide that by 2010, all directors will be elected annually; -- No shareholder rights plan or "poison pill" currently in force after the Tollgrade Board determined not to renew the shareholder rights plan that had been adopted in 1996 and expired on July 23, 2006; -- All change in control agreements are "double-trigger"; -- The definition of "change in control" in the change in control agreements and Tollgrade's equity incentive plan was amended to comply with the published requirements of the Corporate Governance Policies and Guidelines issued by RiskMetrics Group ISS, a proxy advisory firm for many institutional investors, and requires the actual consummation of the transaction as opposed to merely the approval of such transaction by Tollgrade's Board or shareholders; and -- No supermajority vote requirements to amend Tollgrade's charter or bylaws.

    "We believe that the adoption of the corporate governance enhancements being announced today will enhance the independence of the Tollgrade Board and increase its accountability to our shareholders," said Robert W. Kampmeinert, independent lead director of Tollgrade's Board. "Further, we believe that by providing for an even greater role for the independent directors, the effect will be to strengthen the oversight role of the Tollgrade Board and enhance investor confidence in Tollgrade. Our Board remains committed to monitoring evolving best practices in corporate governance and adopting new provisions, as appropriate, to serve the long-term interests of all Tollgrade's shareholders."

    Under the stricter standard of independence adopted by the Tollgrade Board, a director will not be deemed independent if:

    -- Within the preceding five years, the director was employed by Tollgrade or a member of the director's immediate family was employed by Tollgrade as an executive officer; -- Within the preceding five years, the director or a member of the director's immediate family received more than $90,000 during any period of twelve consecutive months in direct compensation from Tollgrade, other than the following: (i) compensation for board or board committee service; (ii) compensation paid to a family member who is an employee (other than an executive officer) of the company; or (iii) benefits under a tax-qualified retirement plan, or non-discretionary compensation; -- The director or a member of the director's immediate family is a current partner of a firm that is Tollgrade's independent auditor; or the director or a member of the director's immediate family was within the last five years a partner or employee of such a firm and personally worked on Tollgrade's audit within that time; -- Within the preceding five years, a current Tollgrade executive officer was on the compensation committee of a company which concurrently employed the director as an executive officer, or which employed an immediate family member of the director as an executive officer; or -- The director is a current executive officer or employee, or a member of the director's immediate family is a current executive officer, of any organization (including a charity) that made payments to, or received payments from, Tollgrade for property or services in an amount which, in any of the last five fiscal years, exceeded the greater of 2% of the consolidated gross revenues of the recipient or $100,000 for that year, but excluding (i) payments arising solely from investments in the company's securities; or (ii) payments under non-discretionary charitable contribution matching programs. Important Information

    In connection with the solicitation of proxies, Tollgrade Communications, Inc. has filed with the SEC and mailed to shareholders on or about June 22, 2009 a definitive proxy statement in connection with its 2009 Annual Meeting of Shareholders. Tollgrade, its directors, nominees for director and certain officers, employees and other persons are deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies from shareholders in connection with the 2009 Annual Meeting of Shareholders. Information regarding the interests of such participants is included in the definitive proxy statement and other relevant documents filed and to be filed by Tollgrade with the SEC in connection with the proxy solicitation. WE URGE INVESTORS TO READ THE DEFINITIVE PROXY STATEMENT (INCLUDING ANY SUPPLEMENTS THERETO) AND ANY OTHER RELEVANT DOCUMENTS THAT TOLLGRADE WILL FILE WITH THE SEC WHEN THEY BECOME AVAILABLE BECAUSE THEY WILL CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION. Shareholders will be able to obtain, free of charge, copies of the definitive proxy statement and any other documents filed by Tollgrade with the SEC in connection with the proxy solicitation at the SEC's website at http://www.sec.gov/ and Tollgrade's website at http://www.tollgrade.com/.

    About Tollgrade

    Tollgrade Communications, Inc. is a leading provider of network service assurance products and services for centralized test systems around the world. Tollgrade designs, engineers, markets and supports centralized test systems, test access and next generation network assurance technologies. Tollgrade's customers range from the top telecom providers, to numerous independent telecom and broadband providers around the world. Tollgrade's network testing, measurement and monitoring solutions support the infrastructure of telecom companies, as well as for power distribution companies. For more information, visit Tollgrade's web site at http://www.tollgrade.com/.

    Forward-Looking Statements

    The foregoing release contains "forward-looking statements" regarding future events or results within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. The Company cautions readers that such "forward-looking statements" are, in fact, predictions that are subject to risks and uncertainties and that actual events or results may differ materially from those anticipated events or results expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. The Company disclaims any current intention to update its "forward-looking statements," and the estimates and assumptions within them, at any time or for any reason. Any number of factors that could cause actual events or results to differ materially from those contained in the "forward-looking statements" is included in the Company's filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") including, but not limited to, the Company's Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2008 and any subsequently filed reports. All documents are also available through the SEC's Electronic Data Gathering Analysis and Retrieval system at http://www.sec.gov/ or from the Company's website at http://www.tollgrade.com/.

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    CONTACT: Bob Butter, Communications, of Tollgrade Communications, Inc.,
    +1-412-820-1347, bbutter@tollgrade.com

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




    3 Point Announces Release of World of Warcraft(R) Stein Featuring the Lich KingRise of the Lich King Available in Epic and Legendary Collection

    SAN DIEGO, July 1 /PRNewswire/ -- 3 Point Entertainment today announced the next stein in its World of Warcraft(R) Epic Collection series, Rise of the Lich King, is now available for shipment. The stein is third in the series of high-quality steins based on Blizzard Entertainment(R)'s massively multiplayer online role-playing game, and 3 Point is offering both an Epic Collection version and a variant edition branded the Legendary Collection.

    Illustrated by fantasy artist Alex Horley, the Rise of the Lich King stein features the malevolent Lich King Arthas Menethil, the central figure in Blizzard Entertainment's recent Wrath of the Lich King(TM) expansion set.

    "The continued success of Blood of the Horde and Alliance United, the first two steins in the series, has firmly positioned our steins as a must have collectible within the industry," said 3 Point Entertainment president Jerry Bennington. "With the Rise of the Lich King stein now available, the World of Warcraft community will be even more eager to be a part of the collection."

    To complement the Epic Collection, 3 Point is offering a limited edition variant branded the Legendary Collection. Each Legendary stein features substantial upgrades including an 18-carat gold plated lid and hand-painted gold accents. Limited to 750 pieces, each Legendary stein is autographed by Horley.

    "The Legendary version is nothing short of spectacular," said Bennington. "Those who have pre-ordered one will not be disappointed and only few remain."

    Each 10" stein is handcrafted from fine-grain stoneware features panoramic bas-relief sculpting and pewter lid. The Epic Collection is currently available at http://www.wowsteins.com/ for a retail price of $89.99 and the Legendary Collection is offered at a retail price of $174.99.

    About 3 Point Entertainment, LLC

    3 Point Entertainment, LLC, is a privately held company headquartered in San Diego, California. Dedicated to delivering quality collectibles, 3 Point applies invention, imagination, and innovation to capture the essence of each brand. http://www.3point.com/

    About Blizzard Entertainment, Inc.

    Best known for blockbuster hits including World of Warcraft(R) and the Warcraft(R), StarCraft(R), and Diablo(R) series, Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. (http://www.blizzard.com/), a division of Activision Blizzard , is a premier developer and publisher of entertainment software renowned for creating some of the industry's most critically acclaimed games.

    3 Point Entertainment

    CONTACT: Carol Knight, +1-760-436-5424, csknight@sbcglobal.net, for 3
    Point Entertainment

    Web Site: http://www.3point.com/
    http://www.wowsteins.com/
    http://www.blizzard.com/




    Adam Grzybicki Named President of AT&T OregonNew position includes legislative, community activities for Idaho and Montana

    PORTLAND, Ore., July 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AT&T* has announced that Adam Grzybicki has been named president of AT&T Oregon. His operating territory includes Idaho and Montana. He is the first person to fill this new position.

    In that role, Grzybicki will be involved with new technology deployment and infrastructure investment as well as leading AT&T's regulatory, legislative and community affairs activities throughout the three states.

    He will work closely with community leaders, legislators and other policy makers, as well as local and regional business leaders and customers to help meet AT&T's objective of connecting people with technology.

    Grzybicki comes to Oregon from Sacramento, where he was Executive Director of Legislative Affairs with AT&T California. During his 12-year AT&T career, Grzybicki has worked in a variety of capacities and locations including Washington, D.C., where he assisted the company's regulatory department on various FCC and constituency relations issues.

    Prior to joining AT&T, he worked for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce on international policy issues, and the U.S. House of Representatives as a district director specializing in telecommunications, commerce and national security issues.

    "AT&T's goal is to connect people by bringing them the latest technology, and we strengthen those connections by building strong relationships in the communities where we live and work," said Grzybicki. "I'm very pleased to be in this new position, as we continue to deliver cutting edge technologies throughout the three states."

    Grzybicki is a graduate of Oklahoma State University with a master's degree in public policy. He is involved in numerous business, civic and charitable organizations. He is based in Portland.

    *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 2009, AT&T again ranked No. 1 in the telecommunications industry on FORTUNE(R) magazine's list of the World'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.

    AT&T Inc.

    CONTACT: Kerry Hibbs of AT&T Inc., +1-512-870-2005, or mobile,
    +1-512-934-0713, khibbs@att.com

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




    Flextronics Announces Successful Completion of its Partial Tender Offer and Consent Solicitation for its 6 1/2% and 6 1/4% Senior Subordinated Notes

    SINGAPORE, July 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Flextronics International Ltd. announced today the continued de-leveraging of its balance sheet with the successful completion of its previously announced cash tender offer (the "Offer") to purchase up to $100,000,000 of the aggregate principal amount outstanding of its 6 1/2% Senior Subordinated Notes due 2013 (the "6 1/2% Notes") and up to $100,000,000 of the aggregate principal amount outstanding of its 6 1/4% Senior Subordinated Notes due 2014 (the "6 1/4% Notes" and together with the 6 1/2% Notes, the "Notes"). The Offer expired at 12:00 midnight, New York City time, on June 30, 2009 and was substantially over-subscribed for both series of Notes. The following table shows the aggregate principal amount of each series of Notes validly tendered and accepted for purchase (after rounding) and the final proration factor for each series of Notes.

    Aggregate Principal Maximum Title of CUSIP Amount Acceptance Security Number Outstanding Amount 6 1/2% Senior Subordinated Notes due 2013 33938EAJ6 $399,622,000 $100,000,000 6 1/4% Senior Subordinated Notes due 2014 33938EAN7 $402,090,000 $100,000,000 Aggregate Aggregate Title of Principal Amount Principal Amount Proration Security of Notes Tendered of Notes Accepted Factor 6 1/2% Senior Subordinated Notes due 2013 $339,681,000 $99,816,000 29.39% 6 1/4% Senior Subordinated Notes due 2014 $218,511,000 $99,918,000 45.73%

    Flextronics previously announced that it received consents of at least a majority in aggregate principal amount of the outstanding Notes of each series in connection with the related solicitation of consents (the "Consent Solicitation") to certain amendments to the restricted payments covenants and certain related definitions in each of the indentures under which the Notes were issued (the "Indentures"), and executed the related supplemental indentures. Once operative, the amendments will permit Flextronics greater flexibility to purchase or make other payments in respect of its equity securities and debt that is subordinated to the Notes and to make other restricted payments under each Indenture.

    Flextronics expects to deposit all amounts due with respect to the Offer and the Consent Solicitation with the depositary today, July 1, 2009, at which time the amendments to the Indentures will become operative.

    The Offer and the Consent Solicitation were made on the terms and subject to the conditions set forth in the Offer to Purchase and Consent Solicitation Statement dated May 29, 2009 (the "Statement") and the related Consent and Letter of Transmittal, as amended and supplemented from time to time, including by the Supplement dated June 17, 2009 to the Statement (collectively, the "Offer Documents").

    Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC and Deutsche Bank Securities Inc. served as Dealer Managers for the Offer and as Solicitation Agents for the Consent Solicitation. Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC and Deutsche Bank Securities Inc. can be contacted at (212) 538-1861 (collect) or (800) 820-1653 (toll free) and (212) 250-6008 (collect) or (866) 627-0391 (toll free), respectively.

    This press release is for informational purposes only and is not an offer to purchase or a solicitation of an offer to sell any securities nor a solicitation of consents. The Offer and the Consent Solicitation were made solely pursuant to and on the terms and conditions set forth in the Offer Documents.

    About Flextronics

    Headquartered in Singapore (Singapore Reg. No. 199002645H), Flextronics is a leading Electronics Manufacturing Services (EMS) provider focused on delivering complete design, engineering and manufacturing services to automotive, computing, consumer, industrial, infrastructure, medical and mobile OEMs. With fiscal year 2009 revenues of US$30.9 billion, Flextronics helps customers design, build, ship, and service electronics products through a network of facilities in 30 countries on four continents. This global presence provides design and engineering solutions that are combined with core electronics manufacturing and logistics services, and vertically integrated with components technologies, to optimize customer operations by lowering costs and reducing time to market. For more information, please visit http://www.flextronics.com/.

    Safe Harbor Statement

    Certain statements made in this press release, other than statements of historical fact, are, or may be deemed to be, forward-looking statements. The words "will," "may," "designed to," "believe," "should," "anticipate," "plan," "expect," "intend," "estimate" and similar expressions identify forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this press release. These statements are not guarantees of future performance and are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from the expectations expressed in the forward-looking statements. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from the expectations reflected in the forward-looking statements include those described in its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2009, as well as in its Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and Current Reports on Form 8-K. Given these risks and uncertainties, the reader should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements.

    Flextronics International Ltd.

    CONTACT: Investor Relations, Warren Ligan or Cindy Klimstra,
    +1-408-576-7722, investor_relations@flextronics.com, or Renee Brotherton, Vice
    President, Corporate Communications, +1-408-576-7189,
    renee.brotherton@flextronics.com, all of Flextronics

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




    More Americans Reading Entertainment News Online, With Much of it Occurring During Work Hoursomg! Ranked as Most Visited Entertainment News Site with Nearly 21 Million Visitors in May TMZ Boasts Highest Online Video Viewership in Category

    RESTON, Va., July 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- comScore, Inc. , a leader in measuring the digital world, today released a report on visitation and video viewership at entertainment news sites based on data from the comScore Media Metrix and comScore Video Metrix services. Nearly 55 million Americans visited an entertainment news site in May 2009, representing a 7-percent increase versus the previous year. Online video has also become an increasingly important channel for content in the category, with the number of videos viewed growing 53 percent in the past year.

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    "With more than one out of every four U.S. Internet users visiting an entertainment news site each month, it's clear that following entertainment and celebrity culture has become a popular online pastime," said Jack Flanagan, comScore executive vice president. "What's also interesting is that Americans are feeding their hunger for celebrity gossip by 'snacking' on these news updates throughout the workday. In fact, nearly half of all time spent on entertainment news sites comes from work computers."

    Time Spent in Entertainment News Category by Location May 2009 Total U.S. - Home/Work/University Locations Source: comScore Media Metrix Entertainment - News All Home Work Locations Total Minutes (MM) 893 502 391 Share of Minutes 100.0% 56.2% 43.8%

    In total, Americans spent more than 893 million minutes - or approximately 15 million hours - on entertainment news sites, with 44 percent of the total time spent in the category occurring at work.

    Entertainment News Sites Compete for Growing Audience

    More than one-quarter of U.S. Internet users visited an entertainment news site in May 2009. omg!, Yahoo!'s celebrity gossip site, led the category with 20.6 million visitors, nearly doubling its audience in the past year. TMZ captured the #2 ranking with 9.9 million visitors (up 7 percent versus year ago), followed by People with 8.2 million visitors. Significant gains were experienced by USmagazine.com, up 325 percent to 6.5 million visitors, Entertainment Weekly, up 64 percent to nearly 4 million visitors, and The Insider, which grew 215 percent to 2.5 million visitors.

    Visitation to Entertainment News Category May 2009 vs. May 2008 Total U.S. - Home/Work/University Locations Source: comScore Media Metrix Total Unique Visitors (000) May-08 May-09 % Change Total Internet : Total Audience 190,858 193,825 2 Entertainment - News 51,285 54,946 7 omg! 12,512 20,654 65 TMZ 9,243 9,930 7 People 9,170 8,285 -10 USMagazine.com 1,542 6,559 325 Entertainment Weekly 2,394 3,923 64 E! Online 4,017 3,759 -6 About.com Entertainment 3,530 3,243 -8 TheInsider.com 801 2,522 215 PerezHilton.com 2,505 2,457 -2 AccessHollywood.com 1,478 2,268 53

    "May was one of the heaviest months on record for entertainment news consumption, but it will almost certainly be surpassed in June with the shocking news of Michael Jackson's death driving high volumes of traffic to these sites," added Mr. Flanagan. "While most entertainment news sites will see gains in June, TMZ is primed for an especially big month as the first outlet to report the news, which generated thousands of inbound links to the site."

    Entertainment News Sites See Potential in Online Video

    In April 2009, 34.8 million videos were viewed on entertainment news sites, an increase of 52 percent versus year ago. TMZ led the category with 2 million video viewers and 10.3 million videos viewed. More than 1.7 million viewers watched 3.8 million videos at omg!, while ETOnline.com served 3.9 million videos to 1.5 million viewers in April.

    Online Video Viewing in the Entertainment News Category April 2009 Total U.S. - Home/Work/University Locations Source: comScore Video Metrix Property Unique Videos Viewers (000) (000) Total Internet : Total Audience 151,652 16,785,432 Entertainment - News 9,889 34,781 TMZ 2,056 10,284 omg! 1,729 3,762 ETOnline.com 1,474 3,928 PerezHilton.com 700 2,585 AccessHollywood.com 566 1,062 E! Online 495 899 TheHollywoodVoice.com 263 509 SoapOperaDigest.com 248 557 StarPulse.com 235 400 Entertainment Weekly 199 581 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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    U2 360 Tour Presented by BlackBerry: U2 Kick Off Their 360 Tour at Barcelona's Nou Camp Stadium

    BARCELONA, Spain, July 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- "We've got a space station designed by Gaudi," Bono told the rapturous 90,000 capacity crowd. The band opened the show with "Breathe," a track from their latest No 1 album No Line On The Horizon and went on to dedicate "Angel Of Harlem" - originally inspired by Billie Holiday - to the late Michael Jackson.

    The 360 Tour features a round stage positioned on the stadium floor with the band surrounded by their audience, the natural progression of their previous tours. By elevating the sound and lighting equipment, the walls that traditionally obscure performers from their audience are removed. This has also allowed greater capacity and a lower general ticket price.

    The stage is designed by long-time collaborator Willie Williams and architect Mark Fisher who have worked together with U2 since ZooTv. Advances in technology and digital communication have allowed Williams to create an overhead expandable cylindrical screen made up of 500,000 pixels.

    "The band has been moving further into the crowd with every tour. Tonight they've arrived. Willie and Mark have spent five years perfecting this beautiful and extraordinary frame, once the crowd came in tonight, we got lift-off!" said U2 manager Paul McGuinness.

    "U2 has always put on the most exciting live show. They've really raised the bar with this production. They want the best for their fans and based on the reaction they have absolutely delivered," said Arthur Fogel, CEO Global Touring/Chairman - Global Music Live Nation.

    The U2 360 Tour will play 15 cities in Europe finishing at Cardiff's Millennium on 22nd August before heading to North America 20 shows starting in Chicago September 12th. In 2009, in just 44 shows the tour will perform for over 3 million fans.

    U2 360 Tour is produced by Live Nation Global Touring. For complete tour and ticket information visit: http://www.livenation.com/ and http://www.u2.com/

    ABOUT LIVE NATION

    Live Nation's mission is to maximize the live concert experience. Our core business is producing, marketing and selling live concerts for artists via our global concert pipe. Live Nation is the largest producer of live concerts in the world, annually producing over 22,000 concerts for 1,600 artists in 33 countries. During 2008, the company sold over 50 million concert tickets and drove over 70 million unique visitors to LiveNation.com. Live Nation is transforming the concert business by expanding its concert platform into ticketing and building the industry's first artist-to-fan vertically integrated concert platform. The company is headquartered in Los Angeles, California and is listed on the New York Stock Exchange, trading under the symbol LYV. For additional information about the company, please visit http://www.livenation.com/investors.

    The BlackBerry and RIM families of related marks, images and symbols are the exclusive properties and trademarks of Research In Motion Limited.

    Live Nation

    CONTACT: U2 European publicity, RMP, 44 20 8 749 7999,
    press@rmplondon.co.uk; or John Vlautin, Publicity of Live Nation,
    +1-310-867-7127, johnvlautin@livenation.com

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




    Assemblée des actionnaires de GOLOG HOLDING SA

    SOPHIA ANTIPOLIS, France, July 1 /PRNewswire/ -- L'Assemblée des actionnaires* se tiendra le 16 Juillet 2009 de 9H30 à 12H30 à l'Hôtel Mercure, rue Albert Caquot - 06560 Valbonne Sophia Antipolis (France) avec l'ordre du jour suivant :

    1- Lecture et approbation du rapport de gestion du Conseil d'Administration pour l'année 2008

    2- Présentation et approbation du Bilan et du Compte de Profits et Pertes au 31 Décembre 2008 ;

    3- Affectation du résultat réalisé au cours de l'exercice 2008 ;

    4- Présentation des prévisions pour l'année 2009 et des perspectives d'avenir ;

    5- Divers

    Résultat consolidé (en milliers d'euros) : Activité-rentabilité Eléments du compte de résultat 31/12/08 31/12/07 Variation Chiffre d'affaires 10 707 2 835 7 872 Résultat d'exploitation 7 778 187 7 591 Résultat financier -97 -34 -63 Résultat exceptionnel -101 0 -101 Résultat net avant IS 7 581 154 7 427 Résultat net 4 518 154 4 364 Eléments de bilan 31/12/08 31/12/07 Variation Capitaux propres 11 879 6 463 5.416 Trésorerie 393 88 305 Dettes financières 3 196 6 395 3 201

    A propos de Golog :

    GOLOG, société du secteur de l'internet, est détentrice d'une technologie innovante permettant l'analyse des fautes de frappe commises dans la barre d'outil du navigateur internet, et propose à l'internaute une liste de sites susceptibles de répondre à ses attentes. La société crée ainsi une nouvelle source de trafic valorisé et un nouvel espace publicitaire unique via l'ouverture d'une page << interstitielle >>.

    GOLOG est propriétaire d'un brevet industriel sur sa technologie au niveau international.

    GOLOG société cotée sur le Marché Libre Euronext Paris, a reçu depuis le 28 Février 2008, le label Oséo Anvar, qui en plus du statut de << jeune entreprise innovante >> la rend éligible au FCPI. (Code ISIN : LU0310864698 - code Mnémonique : MLGOL - code Bloomberg : MLGOL:FP - code Reuters : MLGOL.A)

    * Réunion réservée aux actionnaires ayant confirmé leur présence avant le 12 Juillet 2009, accompagnés d'une attestation de détention de titres de leur dépositaire de moins de 2 mois à :

    Golog France - 2000 route des lucioles - Les Algorithmes A - 06901 Sophia Antipolis aggolog2008@golog.net

    Golog

    Sophie Dunand, Telephone number : +33-(0)4-92-94-48-57




    Free FileMaker Graphics Pack Available for Limited Time Only

    SANTA CLARA, Calif., July 1 /PRNewswire/ -- FileMaker, Inc. today announced the FileMaker Graphics Pack, available free with the purchase and registration of qualified FileMaker Pro 10 software products for a limited time.

    The FileMaker Graphics Pack includes over 1,000 buttons and icons and can enhance the design and visual impact of FileMaker Pro databases quickly and easily. The Graphics Pack is available now through September 18, 2009 to customers who purchase and register individual licenses of FileMaker Pro 10, FileMaker Pro 10 Advanced, FileMaker Server 10 and FileMaker Server 10 Advanced.

    "FileMaker Pro users can create stunning, professional-looking FileMaker Pro databases without spending hours creating original icons and buttons or searching for graphics on the web," said Ryan Rosenberg, vice president marketing and services, FileMaker, Inc. "It's a great way for our customers to design databases like a pro."

    This offer is valid on purchases made between July 1, 2009 and September 18, 2009. Product registration must occur on or before September 24, 2009.

    An introduction to databases for 'newbies'

    For people new to database software, FileMaker has debuted a family of web pages aimed at introducing, in straight-forward ways, the many uses of databases. This introduction includes descriptions of how to benefit from database software when tackling these most common business tasks: task management, email campaigns, time and billing, resource scheduling, asset management and customer tracking.

    FileMaker Pro templates for these tasks are featured.

    A related set of pages introduce "newbies" to the concept of database management and provide easy-to-understand answers to questions like "what is a relational database?"

    About FileMaker, Inc.

    FileMaker, Inc. develops award-winning database software. Its products include the legendary FileMaker Pro product line for Windows, Mac and the Web, and the new Bento personal database for Mac. FileMaker Pro won 52 awards, more than its next eight competitors combined, from 2003-2009 in the U.S., and a total of 134 awards worldwide during this time. Millions of customers, from individuals to large organizations, rely on FileMaker, Inc. software to manage, analyze and share information. FileMaker, Inc. is a subsidiary of Apple Inc.

    Media contact: Kevin Mallon 408-987-7227 kevin_mallon@filemaker.com

    (C)2009 FileMaker, Inc. All rights reserved. FileMaker and Bento are trademarks of FileMaker, Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

    FileMaker, Inc.

    CONTACT: Kevin Mallon of FileMaker, Inc., +1-408-987-7227,
    kevin_mallon@filemaker.com

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




    EMC Honored by Microsoft as 2009 Notes Transition Partner of the Year

    HOPKINTON, Mass., July 1 /PRNewswire/ -- EMC Corporation , the world leader in information infrastructure solutions, today announced it has been selected as the 2009 Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference Awards winner for Notes Transition Partner of the Year, marking the company's 19th Microsoft Partner of the Year distinction. EMC was chosen out of an international field of top Microsoft partners for delivering its market-leading NoteSwitch Complete solutions built on Microsoft technology.

    "EMC consultants have years of experience helping customers achieve their business objectives by combining automated tools, unparalleled Microsoft subject-matter expertise, and proven methodologies to address the challenges of managing complex migrations," said EMC's Dave Cox, Vice President, EMC Consulting. "Microsoft praised EMC Consulting for its ability to handle enterprise-scale projects while addressing and managing critical risk factors. EMC's NoteSwitch Complete Framework received a near-perfect score from the awards judges, recognizing our ability to help customers eliminate surprises, reduce risk and increase the predictability of the migration process."

    Awards were presented in a number of categories, with winners chosen from a pool of more than 2,000 entrants worldwide. The Notes Transition Partner of the Year award recognizes partners who have attained excellence in helping their customers migrate from IBM Lotus Notes to a comprehensive solution using Exchange Server, Office SharePoint Server, or the Microsoft Office system. Successful entrants demonstrate the capability to effectively assess customers' business challenges, articulate the business value of a migration, efficiently migrate customer environments, and preserve and improve IT-driven business processes.

    EMC won the distinction of Notes Transition Partner of the Year for its comprehensive set of capabilities delivered in accordance with EMC's NoteSwitch Complete Framework, and specifically for its work at a global manufacturing company and a leading pharmaceutical company.

    EMC is currently part of a global initiative to migrate the collaboration applications supporting the pharmaceutical company's 110,000 users to a hosted Microsoft Business Productivity Online Services environment. EMC Consulting analyzed the company's highly complex environment and worked with them to develop a strategy for migration. By leveraging its Global Service Delivery team and its extensive experience with the NoteSwitch framework, EMC is accelerating delivery, while lowering costs. In addition to migrating 110,000 mailboxes, EMC Consulting is helping migrate the company's Notes-based, team-and-task-management application, a fundamental element of the customer's work culture. Significant effort has been made to transition the user experience into the new, Microsoft-based version. In addition, the EMC team is focused on redevelopment of the customer's Intranet, including the re-composition of its user interface, information architecture, and taxonomy.

    "Microsoft is proud to recognize EMC Corporation as the Notes Transition Partner of the Year, for their in-depth knowledge of performing complex migrations to Microsoft technologies," said Ross Brown, Vice President, Solution Partners and ISVs, Microsoft Corp. "EMC has proven their understanding of migration methodologies and has familiarized themselves with best-in-breed tools to prove their commitment to cost-effectiveness and customer satisfaction."

    The Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference Awards recognize Microsoft partners that have developed and delivered exceptional Microsoft-based solutions during the last year. EMC is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner with ten competencies, a Global Systems Integrator, a Global Alliance Partner, and a Worldwide ISV. Through its membership in the Microsoft Partner Program, EMC Consulting provides end-to-end capabilities to address the full spectrum of customer needs for Microsoft enterprise solutions: strategize, advise, architect, implement, manage, and support. EMC Consulting offers the strategic guidance and technology expertise organizations need to address their business and information infrastructure challenges and derive the maximum value from their information assets and investments.

    Recognizing the breadth of EMC Consulting's capabilities across the entire Microsoft portfolio, EMC Consulting was also named a finalist in two additional categories: Custom Development Solutions-Application Infrastructure Development Partner of the Year, and Digital Agencies Partner of the Year.

    For more information about Microsoft's Partner of the Year Awards, visit: http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/press/2009/jun09/06-24POTY09PR.mspx or http://www.digitalwpc.com/Awards#Notes-Transition-Partner-of-the-Year

    About EMC

    EMC Corporation is the world's leading developer and provider of information infrastructure technology and solutions that enable organizations of all sizes to transform the way they compete and create value from their information. Information about EMC's products and services can be found at http://www.emc.com/.

    EMC is a registered trademark of EMC Corporation in the United States and other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

    EMC Corporation

    CONTACT: Andy Pool of EMC Corporation, +1-617-775-9643,
    pool_andy@emc.com

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




    Majesco Entertainment and Sandlot Games Announce 'Cake Mania 3' for Nintendo DS(TM)Third Edition of Best-Selling Franchise Features All New Mini-Games, Bakeries and Customization

    EDISON, N.J., July 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Majesco Entertainment Company , an innovative provider of video games for the mass market, and Sandlot Games Corporation, creator of the Cake Mania franchise and the world's leading developer and publisher of casual games, today announced Cake Mania 3 for Nintendo DS(TM). Based on Sandlot Games' award-winning online PC franchise that has been downloaded more than 100 million times, Cake Mania 3 features all-new bakeries, bakery upgrades, kitchen customization, customers and mini-games.

    "We are excited to continue building on the success of the Cake Mania franchise on Nintendo DS(TM)," said Daniel Bernstein, Founder and CEO of Sandlot Games. "Millions of Cake Mania fans will be thrilled to play the latest and most ambitious installment in Jill's cake-baking adventures."

    "Sandlot Games' Cake Mania franchise is beloved by casual gamers of all ages and Cake Mania 3 delivers the frantic gameplay fans expect, but topped off with many new features," said Gui Karyo, Executive Vice President of Operations for Majesco. "With worldwide sales of more than 650,000 units, the Cake Mania franchise remains a strong property for us that we will continue to leverage with this third release."

    Cake Mania 3 boasts new features that will attract everyone from loyal fans to first time players. More than 80 new levels, 30 new customers and 6 beautiful time-spanning environments test Jill's speed and efficiency. Gamers will meet the challenge of spell-casting Egyptian Pharaohs, Dinosaurs with dangerous appetites, and impatient Medieval English princes with a myriad of exciting new kitchen upgrades. In addition, players can unlock three new mini games, and for the first time in the series, change Jill's outfits throughout the game. So no matter the era, she'll never be out of style!

    Developed by Digital Embryo in partnership with Sandlot Games, Cake Mania 3 on Nintendo DS(TM) is expected to release early fall. To find out more about Majesco's exciting lineup of games, visit http://www.majescoentertainment.com/.

    About Sandlot Games

    Sandlot Games Corporation, headquartered in Bothell, Washington, is the world's premier developer and publisher of casual and family-friendly games. It boasts a captivating portfolio of popular game titles and franchises including Cake Mania(R), Super Granny(R), Snail Mail(R), Tradewinds(R) and Westward(R). Sandlot Games reaches millions of game players worldwide through a variety of distribution channels including online, PCs, mobile phones and videogame consoles. Since 2002, over 200 million games have been downloaded by its loyal fan base. For more information about Sandlot Games, visit http://www.sandlotgames.com/ or twitter us at @SandlotGames.

    About Majesco Entertainment Company

    Majesco Entertainment Company is a provider of video games for the mass market. Building on more than 20 years of operating history, the company is focused on developing and publishing a wide range of casual and family-oriented video games on leading console and portable systems. Product highlights include Cooking Mama(TM) and Cake Mania(R)2 for Nintendo DS(TM), and Cooking Mama World Kitchen and Jillian Michaels' Fitness Ultimatum 2009 for Wii(TM). The company's shares are traded on the Nasdaq Stock Market under the symbol: COOL. Majesco is headquartered in Edison, NJ and has an international office in Bristol, UK. More information about Majesco can be found online at http://www.majescoentertainment.com/. @Majesco is on twitter or at http://www.twitter.com/majesco.

    Safe Harbor

    Certain statements contained herein are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. These forward-looking statements may be identified by reference to a future period(s) or by the use of forward-looking terminology, such as "may," "will," "intend," "should," "expect," "anticipate," "estimate" or "continue" or the negatives thereof or other comparable terminology. The Company's actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in such forward-looking statements due to a variety of factors. These factors include but are not limited to, the demand for our products; our ability to complete and release our products in a timely fashion; competitive factors in the businesses in which we compete; continued consumer acceptance of our products and the gaming platforms on which our products operate; fulfillment of orders preliminarily made by customers; adverse changes in the securities markets and the availability of and costs associated with sources of liquidity. The Company does not undertake, and specifically disclaims any obligation, to release publicly the results of any revisions that may be made to any forward-looking statements to reflect the occurrence of anticipated or unanticipated events or circumstances after the date of such statements.

    Majesco Entertainment Company

    CONTACT: Marisa Gross, Marisa_gross@bhimpact.com, or Blain Howard,
    Blain_howard@bhimpact.com, both of Bender/Helper Impact, +1-212-689-6360, for
    Majesco Entertainment Company

    Web Site: http://www.majescoentertainment.com/
    http://www.sandlotgames.com/

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