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    Crown Crafts Infant Products Enters Partnership With Project NurseryProgram Kicks Off with a 'Design with Style' Event at Babies"R"Us Stores Nationwide

    COMPTON, Calif., Sept. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Crown Crafts Infant Products, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Crown Crafts, Inc. , announced today that it has launched a partnership with ProjectNursery.com to enhance the consumer experience for new and expectant parents who purchase Crown Crafts' NoJo brand of nursery bedding products. Project Nursery began as a blog dedicated to nursery design, founded and edited by Melisa Fluhr and Pam Ginocchio, two moms who are also design enthusiasts, and has since grown into a vast online forum for lifestyle ideas, tips and information for the whole family.

    "This partnership is just one of the ways we're enhancing our social media presence to reach the increasing number of moms and families who are embracing websites like ProjectNursery.com to conduct product research, exchange ideas with peers and more," said Nanci Freeman, President of Crown Crafts Infant Products, Inc. "The tie-in with Project Nursery will provide consumers with a wealth of ideas and practical advice on how to make the most of NoJo products, taking advantage of the broad expertise and incredible visions that Fluhr and Ginocchio have to share."

    "The best way to market to moms today is by marketing with moms," Fluhr said. "Research shows that moms are now more empowered than ever. They want to partner with companies they believe in and help spread the word about products they enjoy. ProjectNursery.com encourages parents to share those recommendations."

    To kick off this exciting joint venture, Babies"R"Us stores nationwide will host a "Design with Style" event on September 18, 2010, sponsored by the NoJo brand and developed with Project Nursery co-founders Fluhr and Ginocchio. During the in-store event, attendees will have the opportunity to participate in an interactive seminar, where they'll receive helpful tips and creative ideas for decorating a baby's nursery, as well as a preview of the latest NoJo bedding line and a comprehensive room design brochure. Additionally, Fluhr will make a special appearance at the Babies"R"Us store in Tustin, California for the day's event.

    "Social networks create a word-of-mouth buzz that is unmatched by any other marketing channel," Ginocchio said. "We are proud to form this alliance with Crown Crafts and participate in projects like the 'Design with Style' events at Babies"R"Us stores to provide even more moms with valuable education on modern nursery design."

    Please visit Babiesrus.com to find the nearest Babies"R"Us store and the time of its "Design with Style" event on September 18, 2010.

    About Crown Crafts Infant Products, Inc.

    Crown Crafts Infant Products, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Crown Crafts, Inc., designs, markets and distributes infant and toddler consumer products, including bedding, blankets and other nursery accessories. Its sister operating subsidiary is Hamco, Inc. in Louisiana, which designs, markets and distributes bibs, bath items and other accessories. The Company's products include licensed collections as well as exclusive private label programs for certain of its customers. The Company's website is www.nojo.com.

    About Crown Crafts, Inc.

    Crown Crafts, Inc. designs, markets and distributes infant, toddler and juvenile consumer products, including crib and toddler bedding and blankets; nursery and bath accessories; reusable and disposable bibs and floor mats; burp cloths; room decor; and disposable placemats, toilet seat covers and changing mats through its operating subsidiaries Hamco, Inc. in Louisiana and Crown Crafts Infant Products, Inc. in California. Crown Crafts is America's largest producer of infant bedding, bibs and bath items. The Company's website is www.crowncrafts.com.

    About Project Nursery

    Founded in 2008 by moms and design enthusiasts Melisa Fluhr and Pamela Ginocchio, ProjectNursery.com is an online community dedicated to child-friendly design. Comprised of a blog featuring expert decorating and design advice, a user-generated photo gallery, and product recommendations, the website is a destination for parents who are seeking inspiration and practical guidance for the home, special events and more.

    Crown Crafts Infant Products, Inc.

    CONTACT: Tracie Schor of Crown Crafts Infant Products, Inc.,
    +1-562-295-1983, tschor@crowncrafts.com; or Claire Heath of Project
    Nursery, +1-310-990-0897, claire@projectnursery.com

    Web site: http://www.nojo.com/
    http://www.crowncrafts.com/
    http://projectnursery.com/




    Salesforce.com Announces Cloudforce 2010: London, the UK's Largest Cloud Computing EventChairman and CEO Marc Benioff to deliver keynoteGlobal industry leaders from BMC and CA to present at 8th September event

    SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Salesforce.com , the enterprise cloud computing company, today announced Cloudforce 2010: London, the largest cloud computing event in the UK. This industry, customer and developer event is being held on Wednesday, 8th September, 2010 at the Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre in London.

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    With the arrival of Salesforce Chatter, this landmark event will showcase Cloud 2 technologies, the next generation of enterprise cloud computing that is social, mobile and real-time. Industry leaders including BMC and CA will participate alongside salesforce.com to deliver their vision of this next-generation of enterprise computing, and attendees will also hear from visionary business leaders on how Chatter is delivering a better way to work in the enterprise. Cloudforce 2010: London will provide the roadmap for cloud computing in the UK by bringing together industry luminaries, more than 35 cloud leaders on the tradeshow floor and 17 expert-led breakout sessions.

    Salesforce.com Chairman and CEO Marc Benioff will deliver the event's keynote speech at 10:00 am BST. A live audiocast of Benioff's presentation will be available at www.salesforce.com/investor and live videocast at www.salesforce.com/live. A short question and answer session with Benioff will also be audiocast at approximately 12:30 pm BST and will be available at www.salesforce.com/investor.

    Customer Success with Salesforce Chatter

    Since Chatter became available in late June, nearly 20,000 customers - roughly one-quarter of salesforce.com's customer base - have deployed the social collaboration technology. Attendees will be the first to see the latest announcements and innovations for Chatter and learn how to succeed with the Sales Cloud 2, Service Cloud 2 and the Force.com enterprise cloud computing platform.

    Developer Success with Chatter and Force.com

    Force.com developers eager to innovate on the industry's first enterprise social platform can hear the latest on how Chatter enables businesses to build Cloud 2 apps. Breakout sessions will show how developers can create new, social apps or enhance existing apps built natively on the Force.com platform using a rich set of pre-built social components.

    Additional Resources

    - Register for the live webcast: https://www.salesforce.com/live/

    - Follow @salesforce on Twitter and join the conversation with #Cloudforce

    - Become a fan of salesforce.com on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/Salesforce

    - For salesforce.com customers, visit www.salesforce.com/chatter/getstarted for guides, FAQs and tutorials on how to turn on Chatter and use within the organization

    - For Force.com developers, to learn more about building Cloud 2 apps and adding social capabilities to existing Force.com apps go to developer.force.com/chatter

    About salesforce.com

    Salesforce.com is the enterprise cloud computing company. Based on salesforce.com's real-time, multitenant architecture, the company's platform and CRM applications (http://www.salesforce.com/crm) have revolutionized the way companies collaborate and communicate with their customers, including:

    --  The Sales Cloud, for sales force automation and contact management
    --  The Service Cloud, for customer service and support solutions
    --  Chatter, for social collaboration
    --  The Force.com platform, for custom application development
    --  The AppExchange, the world's leading marketplace for enterprise cloud
    computing applications
    

    Salesforce.com offers the fastest path to customer success with cloud computing. As of July 31, 2010, salesforce.com manages customer information for approximately 82,400 customers including Allianz Commercial, Dell, Japan Post, Kaiser Permanente, KONE, and SunTrust Banks.

    Any unreleased services or features referenced in this or other press releases or public statements are not currently available and may not be delivered on time or at all. Customers who purchase salesforce.com applications should make their purchase decisions based upon features that are currently available. Salesforce.com has headquarters in San Francisco, with offices in Europe and Asia, and trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol "CRM." For more information please visit http://www.salesforce.com, or call 1-800-NO-SOFTWARE.

    Copyright (c) 2010 salesforce.com, inc. All rights reserved. Salesforce and the "no software" logo are registered trademarks of salesforce.com, inc., and salesforce.com owns other registered and unregistered trademarks. Other names used herein may be trademarks of their respective owners.

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    CONTACT: Stacey Thiell, Public Relations of salesforce.com,
    +1-415-536-6164, sthiell@salesforce.com

    Web site: http://www.salesforce.com/




    SAIC Announces Financial Results for Second Quarter of Fiscal Year 2011- Revenues: Up 2 percent to $2.79 billion- Operating Income: Up 24 percent to $273 million- Diluted EPS from Continuing Operations: Up 35 percent to $0.42

    MCLEAN, Va., Sept. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- SAIC, Inc. , a scientific, engineering, and technology applications company, today announced financial results for the second quarter of fiscal year 2011, which ended July 31, 2010.

    "We continue to balance our resource allocation among internal growth efforts, merger and acquisition activity, and share buybacks to promote long-term growth and increased shareholder value," said Walt Havenstein, SAIC chief executive officer. "I am pleased by the new business opportunities arising from stronger bookings year-to-date, our record high number of submitted proposals awaiting decision, and also the prospects of Reveal Imaging Technologies, Inc., which we acquired just after the end of the quarter."

    Summary Operating Results

    Revenues for the quarter were $2.79 billion, up 2 percent from $2.75 billion in the second quarter of fiscal year 2010. Internal revenue growth contracted 1 percentage point for the quarter. Operating income for the quarter was $273 million (9.8 percent of revenue), up 24 percent from $221 million (8.0 percent of revenue) in the second quarter of fiscal year 2010. Revenues and operating income for the quarter were favorably impacted by $56 million in revenues received in connection with royalty rights SAIC obtained in the transfer of certain patents to VirnetX, Inc. and the subsequent settlement of litigation against Microsoft Corporation relating to those patents. Income from continuing operations for the quarter was $158 million, up 26 percent from $125 million in the second quarter of fiscal year 2010.

    Diluted earnings per share (EPS) from continuing operations for the quarter were $0.42, up 35 percent from $0.31 in the second quarter of fiscal year 2010, driven by the increase in income from continuing operations and a lower share count compared to the prior year quarter. The diluted share count for the quarter was 365 million, down 6 percent from 388 million in the second quarter of fiscal year 2010, due primarily to share repurchases. Diluted earnings per share, which include discontinued operations, were $0.50 for the quarter, up from $0.31 in the second quarter of fiscal year 2010. Discontinued operations for the quarter benefited from the settlement of an arbitration proceeding between the company's former Telcordia subsidiary and Telkom South Africa, as SAIC retained certain rights to proceeds from that arbitration in the sale of the subsidiary.

    Cash Generation and Capital Deployment

    Cash flows provided by operations for the quarter were $111 million (or .7 times income from continuing operations), compared to $109 million in the second quarter of fiscal year 2010. Days sales outstanding were 65 days in the quarter compared to 64 days in the second quarter of fiscal 2010. Cash flows provided by operations benefited from the $56 million royalty receipt, which was more than offset by payments of income taxes and interest concentrated in the second quarter. Cash flows from discontinued operations of $82 million for the quarter include the proceeds from the Telkom South Africa settlement. The payments of related obligations to tax authorities and to SAIC's former Telcordia subsidiary are expected to be made in upcoming quarters.

    During the quarter, the company used $154 million to repurchase approximately 8.7 million shares under the company's stock repurchase program. As of July 31, 2010, the company had $604 million in cash and cash equivalents and $1.1 billion in long-term debt.

    Mark W. Sopp, SAIC chief financial officer, commented, "We are pleased with the successful conclusions reached in both the royalty matter and the long-standing dispute with Telkom South Africa. We'll use these cash proceeds to fund ongoing growth initiatives consistent with our long-term strategy."

    New Business Awards

    Net business bookings totaled $2.7 billion in the second quarter, representing an increase of 19 percent from the second quarter of the prior year and contributing to a 21 percent increase on a year-to-date basis over the prior year. The book-to-bill ratio was 1.0 for the second quarter and 1.1 for the first six months of fiscal year 2011. Net bookings are calculated as the current period's ending backlog plus the current period's revenues less the prior period's ending backlog and less the backlog obtained in acquisitions during the period.

    Large, competitive definite delivery contract awards received during the quarter include:

    --  Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Atlantic Support. SAIC was
    awarded a two-year, $94 million follow-on contract by the Space and
    Naval Warfare Systems Center Atlantic to provide program management,
    engineering, logistics, integration, and test and evaluation services to
    its Rapid Capability Insertion operation. The operation focuses on
    shortening the lead time of delivering command, control, communications,
    computers, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance integrated
    vehicles to the warfighter.
    --  Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division Support. Under a
    five-year, $80 million follow-on task order awarded by the Naval Surface
    Warfare Center Dahlgren Division, SAIC will deliver systems engineering
    and training analysis services to the Center for Surface Combat Systems.
    The center trains approximately 45,000 Navy personnel each year to
    operate and maintain vital Navy surface combat and weapons systems.
    --  National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Goddard Space
    Flight Center (GSFC) Support. SAIC was awarded a five-year, $80 million
    subcontract to support GSFC, a major U.S. laboratory for developing and
    operating unmanned scientific spacecraft.  SAIC will provide IT services
    including enhanced help desk and data center support, as well as support
    for financial management systems, application development and database
    administration.
    --  City of Lakeland, Fla., Smart Grid Initiative Program Support. SAIC
    received a 30-month, $13 million contract from the City of Lakeland,
    Fla., to help increase the reliability and efficiency of its power grid.
    SAIC is responsible for the management, implementation, and integration
    of a meter data management system and will also provide business process
    improvement services, incorporate a service oriented architecture, and
    install a customer facing Web Portal.
    

    In addition, SAIC also won several indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contracts and Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) contracts that are not included in net bookings. Awards during the quarter include:

    --  Defense Intelligence Operations Support.  SAIC received a multiple award
    IDIQ contract from the Defense Intelligence Agency to provide IT
    services to support Combatant Commands and Service Intelligence
    Agencies. SAIC services will include program management; technology
    assessment and evaluation; information assurance; and network operations
    and administration. The five-year contract has a ceiling value of $6.6
    billion for all awardees.
    --  Defense Technical Information Center Support.  Under a multiple award
    IDIQ contract, SAIC will provide technical services to the Department of
    Defense (DoD), Defense Technical Information Center, to help secure
    mission-critical data and strengthen information sharing capabilities.
    The five-year contract has a ceiling value of $2 billion for all
    awardees.
    --  Space and Naval Warfare Systems (SPAWAR) Command Support. SAIC received
    a multiple award IDIQ contract to provide integrated logistics,
    configuration management, and testing and evaluation services to support
    SPAWAR's Common Afloat Local Area Network Infrastructure.  The contract
    has a four year base period of performance, an optional four-year
    ordering period, and a total value of more than $502 million for all
    awardees.
    --  Department of Defense Adolescent Substance Abuse Counseling Services.
    SAIC was awarded a BPA by DoD to continue to provide substance abuse
    counseling services to adolescent family members of active duty U.S.
    military personnel. SAIC developed and has managed the counseling
    services program since its inception in 1987. The four and one-half
    year, single-award BPA has a ceiling value of $80 million.
    

    The company's backlog of signed business orders at the end of the second quarter of fiscal year 2011 was $16.0 billion, of which $5.8 billion was funded. As compared to the end of the first quarter of fiscal year 2011, total backlog was largely unchanged while funded backlog increased 3 percent. The negotiated unfunded backlog of $10.2 billion is the estimated amount of revenue to be earned in the future from negotiated contracts for which funding has not been authorized and unexercised priced contract options. Negotiated unfunded backlog does not include any estimate of future potential task orders expected to be awarded under IDIQ, GSA Schedule or other master agreement contract vehicles.

    Forward Guidance

    Given its operating and business development performance through the second quarter of the fiscal year, including the $56 million royalty receipt, the company expects its fiscal year 2011 results to be as follows:

    --  Growing revenue internally in the 3 percent to 6 percent range;
    --  Improving operating income margin by 20 to 40 basis points; and
    --  Growing diluted earnings per share from continuing operations from 14
    percent to 18 percent.
    

    These operating margin and diluted earnings per share expectations exclude the charges from the previously announced expiration of the Scottish Power IT outsourcing contract, currently estimated to be in the range of $20 to $30 million.

    About SAIC

    SAIC is a FORTUNE 500(R) scientific, engineering, and technology applications company that uses its deep domain knowledge to solve problems of vital importance to the nation and the world, in national security, energy and the environment, critical infrastructure, and health. The company's approximately 45,000 employees serve customers in the U.S. Department of Defense, the intelligence community, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, other U.S. Government civil agencies and selected commercial markets. Headquartered in McLean, Va., SAIC had annual revenues of $10.8 billion for its fiscal year ended January 31, 2010. For more information, visit www.saic.com. SAIC: From Science to Solutions(R)

    Forward-Looking Statements

    Certain statements in this release contain or are based on "forward-looking" information within the meaning of the Private Litigation Reform Act of 1995. In some cases, you can identify forward-looking statements by words such as "expects," "intends," "plans," "anticipates," "believes," "estimates," "guidance," and similar words or phrases. Forward-looking statements in this release include, among others, estimates of future revenues, operating income, earnings, charges, backlog, outstanding shares and cash flows. These statements reflect our belief and assumptions as to future events that may not prove to be accurate. Actual performance and results may differ materially from the guidance and other forward-looking statements made in this release depending on a variety of factors, including: changes in the U.S. Government defense budget or budgetary priorities or delays in contract awards or the U.S. budget process; changes in U.S. Government procurement rules, regulations and practices; our compliance with various U.S. Government and other government procurement rules and regulations; the outcome of U.S. Government reviews, audits and investigations of our company; our ability to win contracts with the U.S. Government and others; our ability to attract, train and retain skilled employees, including our management team; our ability to maintain relationships with prime contractors, subcontractors and joint venture partners; our ability to obtain required security clearances for our employees; our ability to accurately estimate costs associated with our firm-fixed-price and other contracts; resolution of legal and other disputes with our customers and others or legal compliance issues; our ability to successfully acquire businesses and make investments; our ability to manage risks associated with our international business; our ability to compete with others in the markets in which we operate; and our ability to execute our business plan and long-term management initiatives effectively and to overcome these and other known and unknown risks that we face. These are only some of the factors that may affect the forward-looking statements contained in this release. For further information concerning risks and uncertainties associated with our business, please refer to the filings we make from time to time with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, including the "Risk Factors," "Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations" and "Legal Proceedings" sections of our latest annual report on Form 10-K and quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, which may be viewed or obtained through the Investor Relations section of our Web site at www.saic.com.

    All information in this release is as of September 1, 2010. SAIC expressly disclaims any duty to update the guidance or any other forward-looking statement provided in this release to reflect subsequent events, actual results or changes in the company's expectations. SAIC also disclaims any duty to comment upon or correct information that may be contained in reports published by investment analysts or others.

    CONTACTS: Investor Relations: Paul Levi 703-676-2283 Media Relations: Laura Luke Melissa Koskovich 703-676-6533 703-676-6762 laura.luke@saic.com melissa.l.koskovich@saic.com

    SAIC, INC. CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME (Unaudited, in millions, except per share amounts)

    Three Months Six Months Ended Ended July 31 July 31 ------- ------- 2010 2009 2010 2009 ---- ---- ---- ---- Revenues $2,794 $2,749 $5,479 $5,398 Costs and expenses (a): Cost of revenues 2,388 2,369 4,740 4,664 Selling, general and administrative expenses 133 159 259 309 --- --- --- --- Operating income 273 221 480 425 Non-operating income (expense): Interest income 1 - 1 1 Interest expense (19) (19) (37) (38) Other income (expense), net (2) - (2) 3 --- --- --- --- Income from continuing operations before income taxes 253 202 442 391 Provision for income taxes (95) (77) (159) (149) --- --- ---- ---- Income from continuing operations 158 125 283 242 Discontinued operations: Income (loss) from discontinued operations before income taxes 53 (3) 51 (4) Benefit (provision) for income taxes (22) 1 (20) 1 --- --- --- --- Income (loss) from discontinued operations 31 (2) 31 (3) --- --- --- --- Net income $189 $123 $314 $239 ==== ==== ==== ==== Earnings per share (b): Basic: Income from continuing operations $0.42 $0.32 $0.74 $0.60 Income (loss) from discontinued operations 0.08 (0.01) 0.08 - ---- ----- ---- --- $0.50 $0.31 $0.82 $0.60 ===== ===== ===== ===== Diluted: Income from continuing operations $0.42 $0.31 $0.74 $0.60 Income (loss) from discontinued operations 0.08 - 0.08 (0.01) ---- --- ---- ----- $0.50 $0.31 $0.82 $0.59 ===== ===== ===== ===== Weighted average number of shares outstanding: Basic 363 384 369 388 === === === === Diluted 365 388 371 392 === === === === (a) Effective February 1, 2010, the Company updated its disclosure statements with the Defense Contract Management Agency, resulting in certain costs being classified differently as overhead (included in cost of revenues) or general and administrative expenses on a prospective basis. This change has caused a net increase in reported cost of revenues and a net decrease in reported SG&A expenses in fiscal 2011 as compared to fiscal 2010; however, total operating costs were not affected by this change. (b) On February 1, 2009, the company adopted an accounting standard regarding earnings per share that requires an allocation of income from continuing operations and net income to the company's unvested stock awards which are considered participating securities in accordance with the standard. The company's unvested stock awards are excluded from the weighted average number of shares outstanding. The company allocated the following amounts of income from continuing operations and net income to unvested stock awards for the purposes of calculating earnings per share (EPS): Income from continuing operations for basic and diluted EPS $5 $4 $10 $8 Net income for basic and diluted EPS $7 $4 $11 $8

    SAIC, INC. CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS (Unaudited, in millions)

    January July 31, 31, 2010 2010 ---- ---- ASSETS Current assets: Cash and cash equivalents $604 $861 Receivables, net 2,032 2,044 Inventory, prepaid expenses and other current assets 320 288 --- --- Total current assets 2,956 3,193 Property, plant and equipment, net 382 389 Intangible assets, net 130 106 Goodwill 1,548 1,434 Deferred income taxes 87 103 Other assets 71 70 --- --- $5,174 $5,295 ====== ====== LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY Current liabilities: Accounts payable and accrued liabilities $1,118 $1,191 Accrued payroll and employee benefits 484 512 Income taxes payable 14 - Notes payable and long-term debt, current portion 3 3 --- --- Total current liabilities 1,619 1,706 Notes payable and long-term debt, net of current portion 1,102 1,103 Other long-term liabilities 173 195 Stockholders' equity: Common stock, $.0001 par value, 2 billion shares authorized, 372 million and 388 million shares issued and outstanding at July 31, 2010 and January 31, 2010, respectively - - Additional paid-in capital 2,077 2,096 Retained earnings 241 239 Accumulated other comprehensive loss (38) (44) --- --- Total stockholders' equity 2,280 2,291 ----- ----- $5,174 $5,295 ====== ======

    SAIC, INC. CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS (Unaudited, in millions)

    Three Months Six Months Ended Ended July 31 July 31 ------- ------- 2010 2009 2010 2009 ---- ---- ---- ---- Cash flows from operations: Net income $189 $123 $314 $239 Loss (income) from discontinued operations (31) 2 (31) 3 Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operations: Depreciation and amortization 26 22 51 44 Stock-based compensation 27 26 51 51 Excess tax benefits from stock- based compensation 1 (1) (13) (14) Impairment losses - 1 - 1 Other items 2 2 2 1 Increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents, excluding effects of acquisitions and divestitures, resulting from changes in: Receivables 42 54 16 (70) Inventory, prepaid expenses and other current assets 1 (29) (16) 11 Deferred income taxes (2) 1 (4) 1 Other assets 1 3 2 4 Accounts payable and accrued liabilities (53) (49) (99) (13) Accrued payroll and employee benefits (47) (32) (24) (8) Income taxes payable (39) (15) 2 18 Other long-term liabilities (6) 1 (2) 4 --- --- --- --- Total cash flows provided by operations 111 109 249 272 Cash flows from investing activities: Expenditures for property, plant and equipment (10) (16) (35) (28) Acquisitions of businesses, net of cash acquired - (9) (140) (9) Net receipts for purchase price adjustments related to prior year acquisitions - 8 - 8 Other - (1) 1 10 --- --- --- --- Total cash flows used in investing activities (10) (18) (174) (19) Cash flows from financing activities: Payments on notes payable and long-term debt (1) (1) (1) (16) Sales of stock and exercises of stock options 9 14 22 34 Repurchases of stock (154) (53) (445) (276) Excess tax benefits from stock- based compensation (1) 1 13 14 --- --- --- --- Total cash flows used in financing activities (147) (39) (411) (244) ---- --- ---- ---- Increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents from continuing operations (46) 52 (336) 9 --- --- ---- --- Cash flows from discontinued operations: Cash used in operating activities of discontinued operations (1) - - (1) Cash provided by (used in) investing activities of discontinued operations 83 (3) 81 2 --- --- --- --- Increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents from discontinued operations 82 (3) 81 1 --- --- --- --- Effect of foreign currency exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents - 4 (2) 5 --- --- --- --- Total increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents 36 53 (257) 15 --- --- ---- --- Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period 568 898 861 936 --- --- --- --- Cash and cash equivalents at end of period $604 $951 $604 $951 ==== ==== ==== ====

    SAIC, INC. INTERNAL REVENUE GROWTH PERCENTAGE CALCULATIONS (NON-GAAP RECONCILIATION) (Unaudited, $ in millions)

    In this release, SAIC, Inc. refers to internal revenue growth percentage, which is a non-GAAP financial measure that is reconciled to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure. The company calculates its internal revenue growth percentage by comparing reported revenue for the current year period to the revenue for the prior year period adjusted to include the actual revenue of acquired businesses for the comparable prior year period before acquisition. This calculation has the effect of adding revenue for the acquired businesses for the comparable prior year period to the company's prior year period reported revenue. SAIC, Inc. uses internal revenue growth percentage as an indicator of how successful it is at growing its base business and how successful it is at growing the revenues of the businesses that it acquires. The company believes that the integration of acquired businesses allows current management to leverage business development capabilities, drive internal resource collaboration, utilize access to markets and qualifications, and refine strategies to realize synergies, which benefits both acquired and existing businesses. As a result, the performance of the combined enterprise post- acquisition is an important measurement. In addition, as a means of rewarding the successful integration and growth of acquired businesses, and not acquisitions themselves, incentive compensation for executives and the broader employee population is based, in part, on achievement of revenue targets linked to internal revenue growth. The limitation of this non-GAAP financial measure as compared to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure is that internal revenue growth percentage is one of two components of the total revenue growth percentage, which is the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure. The company addresses this limitation by presenting the total revenue growth percentage next to or near disclosures of internal revenue growth percentage. This financial measure is not meant to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for comparable GAAP financial measures and should be read only in conjunction with SAIC, Inc.'s consolidated financial statements prepared in accordance with GAAP. The method that the company uses to calculate internal revenue growth percentage is not necessarily comparable to similarly titled financial measures presented by other companies. Internal revenue growth percentages for the three and six months ended July 31, 2010 were calculated as follows:

    Three Six Months Months Ended Ended July 31, July 31, 2010 2010 ---- ---- Government segment: Prior year period's revenues, as reported $2,634 $5,170 Revenues of acquired businesses for the comparable prior year period 61 132 --- --- Prior year period's revenues, as adjusted $2,695 $5,302 Current year period's revenues, as reported 2,704 5,284 ----- ----- Internal revenue growth $9 $(18) Internal revenue growth percentage - % - % === === Commercial segment: Prior year period's revenues, as reported $117 $231 Revenues of acquired businesses for the comparable prior year period - - --- --- Prior year period's revenues, as adjusted $117 $231 Current year period's revenues, as reported 91 198 --- --- Internal revenue growth $(26) $(33) Internal revenue growth percentage (22)% (14)% ==== ==== Total: Prior year period's revenues, as reported $2,749 $5,398 Revenues of acquired businesses for the comparable prior year period 61 132 --- --- Prior year period's revenues, as adjusted $2,810 $5,530 Current year period's revenues, as reported 2,794 5,479 ----- ----- Internal revenue growth $(16) $(51) Internal revenue growth percentage (1)% (1)% === ===

    SAIC, INC. FISCAL YEAR 2011 GUIDANCE AND YEAR-TO-DATE RESULTS EXCLUDING CHARGES FROM SCOTTISH POWER CONTRACT EXPIRATION (NON-GAAP RECONCILIATION) (Unaudited, $ in millions, except per share amounts)

    In this release, SAIC, Inc. refers to year-to-date and expectations of operating income margin improvement and growth in diluted earnings per share (EPS) from continuing operations excluding charges from the expiration of the Scottish Power IT Outsourcing Contract, which are non-GAAP financial measures. The company calculates these measures by excluding the year-to- date and expected Scottish Power charges from operating income and diluted EPS from continuing operations, the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures. Those reconciliations, which are provided below, have the impact of decreasing operating margin improvement and diluted EPS from continuing operations growth. The company uses these non-GAAP financial measures to provide investors with visibility to how it expects its business to perform excluding the impact of the year-to-date and expected charges arising from the expiration of the Scottish Power IT Outsourcing Contract. The limitation of these non-GAAP financial measures as compared to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures is that the company has incurred and expects to incur charges associated with this contract expiration which are not reflected in these non-GAAP financial measures. The company addresses this limitation by presenting this reconciliation to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures. These financial measures are not meant to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for comparable GAAP financial measures and should be read only in connection with the company's consolidated financial statements prepared in accordance with GAAP.

    Reconciliation of Expected Operating Income Margin Improvement for the Year Ending January 31, 2011: Low End High End Expected Operating Income Margin Improvement Excluding Charges from Scottish Power Contract Expiration 20 basis pts. 40 basis pts. Less: Expected Charges from Scottish (20 basis (20 basis Power Contract Expiration* pts.) pts.) Expected Operating Income Margin Improvement on a GAAP basis 0 basis pts. 20 basis pts. ============ ============= Reconciliation of Expected Diluted EPS From Continuing Operations Growth for the Year Ending January 31, 2011: Low End High End Expected Diluted EPS from Continuing Operations Growth Excluding Charges from Scottish Power Contract Expiration 14% 18% Less: Expected Charges from Scottish Power Contract Expiration* (3)% (3)% Expected Diluted EPS from Continuing Operations Growth on a GAAP basis 11% 15% === === *Expected impact computed utilizing mid-point of estimated pre- tax charge of $20 to $30 million Reconciliation of Operating Income Margin Improvement -- Year- to-Date Fiscal Year 2011: Operating Operating Income Income Margin Current Year, as reported $480 8.8% Year-to-Date Charges from Scottish Power Contract Expiration 3 - --- --- Current Year, as adjusted $483 8.8% Prior Year, as Reported $425 7.9% ---- Improvement Excluding Charges from Scottish Power Contract Expiration 90 basis pts. ============= Reconciliation of Diluted EPS From Continuing Operations Growth - - Year-to-Date Fiscal Year 2011: Current Year, as adjusted for Year-to-Date Charges from Scottish Power Contract Expiration $0.74 Current Year, as reported 0.74 ---- Difference $0.00 Prior Year, as Reported $0.60 ----- Growth Excluding Charges from Scottish Power Contract Expiration $0.14 ===== Growth % Excluding Charges from Scottish Power Contract Expiration 23% ===

    SAIC

    CONTACT: Investor Relations: Paul Levi, +1-703-676-2283, or Media
    Relations: Laura Luke, +1-703-676-6533, laura.luke@saic.com, or Melissa
    Koskovich, +1-703-676-6762, melissa.l.koskovich@saic.com

    Web site: http://www.saic.com/




    KEMET Institute of Technology Seminar Series Begins September 15-16 at Simpsonville Innovation Center

    GREENVILLE, S.C., Sept. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- KEMET Corporation , a leading manufacturer of tantalum, ceramic, aluminum, film, paper and electrolytic capacitors, today announced its upcoming KEMET Institute of Technology (KIT) seminar series. Beginning at its Simpsonville Innovation Center on September 15-16, KIT features an in-depth look at how KEMET capacitors are developed and manufactured as well as their applications across the electronics industry.

    "These seminars give us the opportunity to share KEMET's latest manufacturing and product development technology with our customers so they are aware, early on, about the opportunities of tomorrow," said Dr. Phil Lessner, KEMET Vice President and Chief Technology Officer. "By learning about our emerging technologies, KEMET can incorporate attendee input into the development process, emphasizing our commitment to meeting the needs of our customers."

    "As a presenter at KIT for the past 16 years, I have had the unique opportunity to see first-hand the value these seminars bring to our customers," added John Prymak, KEMET Director of Advanced Applications. "We openly discuss the benefits and drawbacks for each capacitor type, what establishes these characteristics, where these capacitors should and should not be used, as well as development direction to enhance the benefits and mitigate the drawbacks. I look forward to discussing KEMET's latest technologies with the participants of the 2010 KIT."

    KIT seminars are geared toward technical decision makers, designers and engineers in the electronics industry. A range of speakers across KEMET marketing, technology, manufacturing and quality groups will be on hand to present expertly detailed presentations on a variety of capacitance topics, including:

    --  Capacitor basics
    --  Capacitor manufacturing
    --  Typical uses for each product
    --  Segment specific application
    --  Factory tour (via video at off site locations)
    --  KEMET capabilities
    

    KIT Schedule of Events

    --  September 15-16, Simpsonville, SC
    --  September 29-30, Landsberg, Germany
    --  October 5, Bangalore, India
    --  October 8, Seoul, Korea
    --  October 11, Shenzhen, China
    --  October 13-14, Suzhou, China
    --  October 15, Taipei, Taiwan
    

    For more information on any of the KIT events, please visit www.kemet.com/kit or contact Debra Lovelace at debralovelace@kemet.com.

    About KEMET

    KEMET's common stock is listed on the NYSE: Amex under the symbol "KEM." At the Investor Relations section of our web site at http://www.KEMET.com/IR, users may subscribe to KEMET news releases and find additional information about our Company. KEMET applies world class service and quality to deliver industry leading, high performance capacitance solutions to its customers around the world and offers the world's most complete line of surface mount and through-hole capacitor technologies across tantalum, ceramic, film, aluminum, electrolytic, and paper dielectrics. Additional information about KEMET can be found at http://www.kemet.com.

    CONTACT: Dean W. Dimke Director of Corporate and Investor Communications deandimke@KEMET.com +1-954-766-2806

    KEMET Corporation

    CONTACT: Dean W. Dimke, Director of Corporate and Investor Communications,
    deandimke@KEMET.com, +1-954-766-2806

    Web site: http://www.kemet.com/




    TAP Portugal Deploys MicroStrategy Business Intelligence for Analysis of Air Transportation and Flight Operations Performance DataTAP's Operations Dashboard Selected as Finalist in MicroStrategy's Dashboard Showcase

    MCLEAN, Va., Sept. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- MicroStrategy(R) Incorporated , a leading worldwide provider of business intelligence (BI) software, today announced that TAP Portugal has deployed MicroStrategy dashboards to analyze air transportation and flight operations performance data. TAP Portugal, the leading Portuguese airline and a member of Star Alliance, currently operates over 1,850 weekly flights.

    TAP uses MicroStrategy dashboards to analyze flight operations data in areas, including crew efficiency, air traffic control costs, and fuel consumption, which combined can comprise up to 60% of TAP Portugal's total expenses. MicroStrategy-based dashboards enable TAP personnel to find patterns, behaviors, and dependencies that were not easily detected with traditional information models. Through the dashboard, TAP can more efficiently manage costs, reduce waste, and provide a more efficient distribution of work.

    TAP's Operations Performance dashboard was selected as a finalist in the MicroStrategy Dashboard Showcase, and was featured at the MicroStrategy World 2010 user conference in Cannes, France. The dashboards were evaluated based on visual design, ease-of-use, and business value. TAP's dashboard provides a daily evaluation of flight operations, performance, costs, and waste control linked to budget and forecast scenarios. With the dashboard, operational procedures are more efficient since data anomalies are easier to identify.

    "With MicroStrategy, we have the ability to closely monitor our operations performance using key performance indicators to detect trends and areas of waste," said Mario Chaves, Flight Operations Program Manager & Budget Control, Captain A320. "It is very useful to be able to drill through volumes of data and identify areas that can help us to improve business performance."

    "TAP Portugal was looking for a flexible BI solution that would enable them to analyze large volumes of data through various forms of reporting, such as dynamic dashboards," said Sanju Bansal, MicroStrategy COO. "We are pleased that MicroStrategy dashboards are delivering the insights they need to enhance decision making and improve resource efficiencies."

    To view the TAP Operations Performance dashboard and other MicroStrategy-based dashboards, visit http://www.microstrategy.com/dashboards.

    About TAP Portugal

    TAP Portugal is the leading Portuguese airline, in operation since 1945 and a member of Star Alliance since March 14th, 2005. Its hub in Lisbon is a key European gateway at the crossroads of Africa, North and South America, where TAP stands out as the international leading carrier in operation to Brazil. The company's network comprises 65 destinations in 31 countries worldwide. More information available at www.flytap.com.

    About MicroStrategy

    Founded in 1989, MicroStrategy is a global leader in business intelligence (BI) technology. MicroStrategy provides integrated reporting, analysis, and monitoring software that helps leading organizations worldwide make better business decisions every day. Companies choose MicroStrategy for its ease-of-use, sophisticated analytics, and superior data and user scalability. MicroStrategy offers free reporting software that can be downloaded from its website, http://www.microstrategy.com/freereportingsoftware. More information about MicroStrategy is available at www.microstrategy.com.

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

    MSTR-G

    Contact: Wende Cover MicroStrategy Incorporated 703-770-1646 wcover@microstrategy.com

    MicroStrategy Incorporated

    CONTACT: Wende Cover, MicroStrategy Incorporated, +1-703-770-1646,
    wcover@microstrategy.com

    Web site: http://www.microstrategy.com/




    AT&T Accelerates Timetable for Expanding Service in ArizonaAlltel Customers Joining AT&T to Receive Free Mobile Devices on the Nation's Fastest Mobile Broadband Network

    PHOENIX, Sept. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- AT&T* said today that the timetable for expanding AT&T service in Arizona has been accelerated and that it expects to complete network upgrades on wireless assets acquired from Verizon Wireless in June 2010 by the end of 2010 or the beginning of 2011. That is significantly sooner than the earlier estimate for enhancing AT&T's coverage in Arizona by mid-2011. Once network integration work is completed, AT&T will launch service for Alltel customers in Arizona Rural Service Area (RSA) 5(1).

    Every residential Alltel customer in this area joining AT&T as a result of the transaction will receive an offer for a brand new AT&T handset at no additional cost(2). Customers will be able to choose their free device from a list of the latest AT&T 3G handsets that are comparable to what they have today(3). Additionally, the vast majority of customers choosing free comparable devices will be able to keep their existing rate plans, and none of these customers will be required to assume an additional contract term.

    Customers will also have the opportunity to upgrade to a new device, like iPhone 4(R), for an additional fee and with a new two-year contract, with current AT&T rates and associated data plan.

    "AT&T has been working tirelessly to upgrade the Alltel network to the nation's fastest mobile broadband network, and we expect that coverage in this area will be as good as -- if not better than -- it is today, with the ability to talk and surf the Internet at the same time," said Jerry Fuentes, president of AT&T Arizona-New Mexico. "Our preparations will ensure that we deliver a superior customer experience when we launch service, and we look forward to expanding our presence in Arizona."

    AT&T customers have access to the nation's fastest mobile broadband network. And not only does AT&T's network cover 97 percent of all Americans, AT&T also has the best international coverage of any U.S. wireless provider. That means AT&T customers have voice service in more than 220 countries and data service in 200 countries.

    AT&T representatives will communicate to new customers on a regular basis about any changes they can expect moving forward. For example, in the coming weeks, AT&T will send customers a letter describing the steps for choosing new devices. New devices will be mailed directly to AT&T customers' billing addresses approximately one to three weeks before service is launched in this area.

    AT&T is an industry leader in delivering the benefits of mobile broadband networks, devices and applications. With the nation's fastest mobile broadband network, AT&T provides accelerated mobile data speeds and simultaneous voice and data capabilities for an amazing wireless voice and data experience.

    For updates on the AT&T wireless network, please visit www.att.com/networknews.

    (1) Arizona RSA 5 includes Gila and Pinal Counties.

    (2) Applies only to postpaid customers with a contract.

    (3) Customers with laptop cards and netbooks may not have a choice of devices, but they will receive a comparable new device at no additional charge.

    *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. With a powerful array of network resources that includes the nation's fastest mobile broadband network, AT&T is a leading provider of wireless, Wi-Fi, high speed Internet and voice services. A leader in mobile broadband, AT&T also offers the best wireless coverage worldwide, offering the most wireless phones that work in the most countries. It also offers advanced TV services under the AT&T U-verse(R) and AT&T |DIRECTV brands. The company's suite of IP-based business communications services is one of the most advanced in the world. In domestic markets, AT&T Advertising Solutions and AT&T Interactive are known for their leadership in local search and advertising. In 2010, AT&T again ranked among the 50 Most Admired Companies by FORTUNE(R) magazine.

    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. This AT&T news release and other announcements are available at http://www.att.com/newsroom and as part of an RSS feed at www.att.com/rss. Or follow our news on Twitter at @ATTNews. Find us on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/ATT to discover more about our consumer and wireless services or at www.Facebook.com/ATTSmallBiz to discover more about our small business services.

    (C) 2010 AT&T Intellectual Property. All rights reserved. Mobile broadband not available in all areas. 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.

    AT&T Inc.

    CONTACT: Erika Ulring of AT&T Corporate Communications, +1-619-237-7712,
    eulring@attnews.us

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




    AT&T Accelerates Timetable for Expanding Service in New MexicoAlltel Customers Joining AT&T to Receive Free Mobile Devices on the Nation's Fastest Mobile Broadband Network

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., Sept. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- AT&T* said today that the timetable for expanding AT&T service in New Mexico has been accelerated and that it expects to complete network upgrades on wireless assets acquired from Verizon Wireless in June 2010 by the end of 2010 or the beginning of 2011. That is significantly sooner than the earlier estimate for enhancing AT&T's coverage in New Mexico by mid-2011. Once network integration work is completed, AT&T will launch service for Alltel customers in Las Cruces and New Mexico Rural Service Areas (RSA) 1, 5 and 6.(1)

    Every residential Alltel customer in these areas joining AT&T as a result of the transaction will receive an offer for a brand new AT&T handset at no additional cost.(2) Customers will be able to choose their free device from a list of the latest AT&T 3G handsets that are comparable to what they have today.(3) Additionally, the vast majority of customers choosing free comparable devices will be able to keep their existing rate plans, and none of these customers will be required to assume an additional contract term.

    Customers will also have the opportunity to upgrade to a new device, like iPhone 4(R), for an additional fee and with a new two-year contract, with current AT&T rates and associated data plan.

    "AT&T has been working tirelessly to upgrade the Alltel network to the nation's fastest mobile broadband network, and we expect that coverage in these areas will be as good as -- if not better than -- it is today, with the ability to talk and surf the Internet at the same time," said Jerry Fuentes, president of AT&T Arizona-New Mexico. "Our preparations will ensure that we deliver a superior customer experience when we launch service, and we look forward to expanding our presence in New Mexico."

    AT&T customers have access to the nation's fastest mobile broadband network. And not only does AT&T's network cover 97 percent of all Americans, AT&T also has the best international coverage of any U.S. wireless provider. That means AT&T customers have voice service in more than 220 countries and data service in 200 countries.

    AT&T representatives will communicate to new customers on a regular basis about any changes they can expect moving forward. For example, in the coming weeks, AT&T will send customers a letter describing the steps for choosing new devices. New devices will be mailed directly to AT&T customers' billing addresses approximately one to three weeks before service is launched in these areas.

    AT&T is an industry leader in delivering the benefits of mobile broadband networks, devices and applications. With the nation's fastest mobile broadband network, AT&T provides accelerated mobile data speeds and simultaneous voice and data capabilities for an amazing wireless voice and data experience.

    For updates on the AT&T wireless network, please visit www.att.com/networknews.

    (1) New Mexico RSA 1 includes Cibola, McKinley, Rio Arriba, San Juan and Taos Counties. New Mexico RSA 5 includes Grant, Hidalgo and Luna Counties. New Mexico RSA 6 includes Chaves, Eddy, Lee, Lincoln and Otero Counties.

    (2) Applies only to postpaid customers with a contract.

    (3) Customers with laptop cards and netbooks may not have a choice of devices, but they will receive a comparable new device at no additional charge.

    *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. With a powerful array of network resources that includes the nation's fastest mobile broadband network, AT&T is a leading provider of wireless, Wi-Fi, high speed Internet and voice services. A leader in mobile broadband, AT&T also offers the best wireless coverage worldwide, offering the most wireless phones that work in the most countries. It also offers advanced TV services under the AT&T U-verse(R) and AT&T |DIRECTV brands. The company's suite of IP-based business communications services is one of the most advanced in the world. In domestic markets, AT&T Advertising Solutions and AT&T Interactive are known for their leadership in local search and advertising. In 2010, AT&T again ranked among the 50 Most Admired Companies by FORTUNE(R) magazine.

    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. This AT&T news release and other announcements are available at http://www.att.com/newsroom and as part of an RSS feed at www.att.com/rss. Or follow our news on Twitter at @ATTNews. Find us on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/ATT to discover more about our consumer and wireless services or at www.Facebook.com/ATTSmallBiz to discover more about our small business services.

    (C) 2010 AT&T Intellectual Property. All rights reserved. Mobile broadband not available in all areas. 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.

    AT&T Inc.

    CONTACT: Erika Ulring of AT&T Corporate Communications, +1-619-237-7712,
    eulring@attnews.us

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




    AT&T Accelerates Timetable for Launching Service in MontanaAlltel Customers Joining AT&T to Receive Free Mobile Devices on the Nation's Fastest Mobile Broadband Network

    HELENA, Mont., Sept. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- AT&T* said today that the timetable for bringing AT&T service to Billings, Great Falls and Montana Rural Service Areas (RSA) 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10 has been accelerated and that it expects AT&T service will be available here by the end of 2010 or the beginning of 2011.(1) That is significantly sooner than the earlier estimate for introducing AT&T service by mid-2011. The addition of these service areas is a result of AT&T's acquisition of assets from Verizon Wireless completed in June 2010.

    Every residential Alltel customer in these areas joining AT&T as a result of the transaction will receive an offer for a brand new AT&T handset at no additional cost.(2) Customers will be able to choose their free device from a list of the latest AT&T 3G handsets that are comparable to what they have today.(3) Additionally, the vast majority of customers choosing free comparable devices will be able to keep their existing rate plans, and none of these customers will be required to assume an additional contract term.

    Customers will also have the opportunity to upgrade to a new device, like iPhone 4(R), for an additional fee and with a new two-year contract, with current AT&T rates and associated data plan.

    "AT&T has been working tirelessly to upgrade the Alltel network to the nation's fastest mobile broadband network, and we expect that coverage in these areas will be as good as -- if not better than -- it is today, with the ability to talk and surf the Internet at the same time," said Jace Barbin, vice president and general manager for AT&T's wireless unit in the Rocky Mountain Region. "Our preparations will ensure that we deliver a superior customer experience when we launch service, and we look forward to joining the Montana community."

    AT&T customers have access to the nation's fastest mobile broadband network. And not only does AT&T's network cover 97 percent of all Americans, AT&T also has the best international coverage of any U.S. wireless provider. That means our customers have voice service in more than 220 countries and data service in 200 countries."

    AT&T representatives will communicate to new customers on a regular basis about any changes they can expect moving forward. For example, in the coming weeks, AT&T will send customers a letter describing the steps for choosing new devices. New devices will be mailed directly to AT&T customers' billing addresses approximately one to three weeks before service is launched in these areas.

    AT&T is an industry leader in delivering the benefits of mobile broadband networks, devices and applications. With the nation's fastest mobile broadband network, AT&T provides accelerated mobile data speeds and simultaneous voice and data capabilities for an amazing wireless voice and data experience.

    For updates on the AT&T wireless network, please visit www.att.com/networknews.

    (1) Montana RSA 1 includes Flathead, Glacier, Lake, Lincoln, Pondera, Sanders and Teton Counties. Montana RSA 2 includes Blaine, Chouteau, Hill, Liberty and Toole Counties. Montana RSA 4 includes Daniels, Dawson, McCone, Richland, Roosevelt, Sheridan and Wibaux Counties. Montana RSA 5 includes Granite, Lewis and Clark, Mineral, Missoula, Powell and Ravalli Counties. Montana RSA 6 includes Broadwater, Deer Lodge, Jefferson, Judith Basin, Meagher, Silver Bow and Wheatland Counties. Montana RSA 7 includes Fergus, Golden Valley, Musselshell, Petroleum, Stillwater and Sweet Grass Counties. Montana RSA 8 includes Beaverhead, Gallatin, Madison and Park Counties. Montana RSA 9 includes Big Horn, Carbon, Rosebud and Treasure Counties. Montana RSA 10 includes Carter, Custer, Fallon, Powder River and Prairie Counties.

    (2) Applies only to postpaid customers with a contract.

    (3) Customers with laptop cards and netbooks may not have a choice of devices, but they will receive a comparable new device at no additional charge.

    *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. With a powerful array of network resources that includes the nation's fastest mobile broadband network, AT&T is a leading provider of wireless, Wi-Fi, high speed Internet and voice services. A leader in mobile broadband, AT&T also offers the best wireless coverage worldwide, offering the most wireless phones that work in the most countries. It also offers advanced TV services under the AT&T U-verse(R) and AT&T |DIRECTV brands. The company's suite of IP-based business communications services is one of the most advanced in the world. In domestic markets, AT&T Advertising Solutions and AT&T Interactive are known for their leadership in local search and advertising. In 2010, AT&T again ranked among the 50 Most Admired Companies by FORTUNE(R) magazine.

    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. This AT&T news release and other announcements are available at http://www.att.com/newsroom and as part of an RSS feed at www.att.com/rss. Or follow our news on Twitter at @ATTNews. Find us on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/ATT to discover more about our consumer and wireless services or at www.Facebook.com/ATTSmallBiz to discover more about our small business services.

    (C) 2010 AT&T Intellectual Property. All rights reserved. Mobile broadband not available in all areas. 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.

    AT&T Inc.

    CONTACT: Sandy Goldberg of AT&T Corporate Communications, +1-415-318-4146,
    sgoldberg@attnews.us

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




    Verizon Offers East Coast Customers Tips to Prepare for Possible Effects of Hurricane EarlCompany Takes Steps to Minimize Storm's Potential Impact on Network Facilities

    BASKING RIDGE, N.J., Sept. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Verizon network operations teams from North Carolina to Maine are completing the many tasks required to prepare the Verizon communications network for any potential effects of Hurricane Earl as it nears the East Coast. The company also encourages consumers, business and government customers to make preparations as well.

    "At Verizon, we know how critical communications are during and after severe storms, and our customers can count on Verizon's network to weather the storm," said Tom Maguire, senior vice president of operations for Verizon's eastern area. "We've learned over the past 100-plus years what we need to do to minimize the impact of Mother Nature on our network so that service is maintained and we can respond quickly and effectively when problems do develop."

    The Verizon network is a complex collection of assets, from buildings to transmission facilities to vehicles and people, and Verizon's regional control center is preparing for possible flooding, power outages and downed trees and wires from Earl's aftermath. For example, generators are being fueled and tested and portable equipment like trucks and specialized gear is being moved from low-lying areas, where possible. Building sump pumps are also being tested, and drains and gutters cleared.

    Verizon teams are also reviewing the inventory of supplies like utility poles, cable and other equipment and are planning for staffing of essential positions.

    The telecommunications network, like your home, requires power to function properly. If commercial power goes out, backup batteries and generators in Verizon's central switching offices or field facilities keep power flowing so customers' phones ring even when the lights go out.

    Customer Check List Verizon suggests customers prepare for Earl by taking the following steps:

    -- If you rely solely on cordless phones in your home, you should consider getting an inexpensive hard-wired phone that plugs directly into your home's wall jacks. Cordless phones will not function without commercial power, but corded phones will work in the event of a loss of commercial power. -- Remember home answering machines won't work without power, but Verizon voice mail service - which is powered by the network - will work and can serve as a convenient family message board. -- Charge all battery-powered devices before the storm hits, including wireless phones and PDAs, laptop computers, personal entertainment devices (like MP3 players), flashlights and radios. And check your supply of batteries. -- Many people keep all of their contact information in their PCs or wireless devices. Make contact lists and create communications plans for loved ones before the storm hits. If you are evacuated or are otherwise unreachable, make plans to communicate via wireless calling, text messaging, the Internet or other alternatives available at relocation sites. -- Top off all vehicle and generator fuel tanks before the storm - gas pumps also rely on commercial power. -- Check your local emergency-readiness authorities for their recommendations and advisories about the situation in your area. Be sure to check back with them if the situation gets worse. -- If you live in a flood-prone area, protect sensitive equipment like computers and TVs by getting them as high above ground as you can so when service comes back up, you'll be back in business quickly.

    Verizon enterprise and government customers are encouraged to review their business continuity plans to prepare for any possible impact as the result of Hurricane Earl.

    Verizon also has the industry's first environmental hazmat response team, called the Major Emergency Response Incident Team (MERIT), on standby to deploy immediately if needed. This team is specially trained for rapid deployment to deal with hazardous materials emergencies involving or threatening Verizon's critical communications facilities or infrastructure, or other company assets.

    If needed, Verizon's Business Continuity and Emergency Management organization also is ready to activate its National Emergency Coordination Center (NECC). This center is the single source where key Verizon decision makers from all areas of the company are brought together to make deployment decisions and promote fast, effective recovery performance for the Verizon network during emergency situations.

    Consumer customers can contact Verizon at 1-800-VERIZON (1-800-837-4966) or online at www.verizon.com/support to report any service-related issue. Business customers should contact their regular customer service centers or account teams as needed. (NOTE: Verizon Wireless is providing some storm preparation tips in a news release at www.verizonwireless.com/news.)

    Verizon Communications Inc. , headquartered in New York, is a global leader in delivering broadband and other wireless and wireline communications services to mass market, business, government and wholesale customers. Verizon Wireless operates America's most reliable wireless network, serving more than 92 million customers nationwide. Verizon also provides converged communications, information and entertainment services over America's most advanced fiber-optic network, and delivers innovative, seamless business solutions to customers around the world. A Dow 30 company, Verizon last year generated consolidated revenues of more than $107 billion. For more information, visit www.verizon.com.

    VERIZON'S ONLINE NEWS CENTER: Verizon news releases, executive speeches and biographies, media contacts, high-quality video and images, and other information are available at Verizon's News Center on the World Wide Web at www.verizon.com/news. To receive news releases by e-mail, visit the News Center and register for customized automatic delivery of Verizon news releases.

    Verizon

    CONTACT: John Bonomo, +1-212-321-8033, john.j.bonomo@verizon.com; or Harry
    Mitchell, +1-304-356-3404, harry.j.mitchell@verizon.com

    Web site: http://www.verizon.com/

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




    Spectrum Control to Release Third Quarter Results and Host Conference Call on September 23, 2010

    FAIRVIEW, Pa., Sept. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Spectrum Control, Inc. , a leading designer and manufacturer of custom electronic products and systems, announced today that it will release its third quarter results on Thursday, September 23, 2010, after the close of the market. Following the release, Spectrum Control will host a conference call at 4:45 PM, Eastern Time, to discuss the Company's operating results for the quarter ended August 31, 2010 and the current business outlook.

    The call will be available as a live web cast via the Internet at www.spectrumcontrol.com or www.vcall.com. Please allow 15 minutes to register, download and install any necessary audio software. A replay of the conference call will be available through September 24, 2010, at 877-660-6853, access account 286, conference 356437 or for 30 days over the Internet at the Company's website.

    About Spectrum Control

    Spectrum Control, Inc. is a leader in the design, development and manufacture of high-performance custom electronic solutions for the defense, aerospace, communications, and medical industries worldwide.

    For more information, please visit our website at www.spectrumcontrol.com.

    Spectrum Control, Inc.

    CONTACT: Investor Relations, John P. Freeman, Senior Vice President and
    Chief Financial Officer, Spectrum Control, Inc., +1-814-474-4310

    Web site: http://www.spectrumcontrol.com/




    Live Nation Statement on Apple iTunes(R) Concert Information

    LOS ANGELES, Sept. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Following up on comments made at today's Apple event regarding concert information on iTunes, Michael Rapino, President and CEO of Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. , stated: "We are thrilled to power the concert listings feature on iTunes and deliver this new and simple way for millions of iTunes users to purchase concert tickets at Livenation.com and Ticketmaster.com. Our partnership with Apple is a key part of our strategy to empower fans with the greatest access to live entertainment."

    About Live Nation Entertainment:

    Live Nation Entertainment is the largest live entertainment company in the world, consisting of five businesses: concert promotion and venue operations, sponsorship, ticketing solutions, e-commerce and artist management. Live Nation seeks to innovate and enhance the live entertainment experience for artists and fans: before, during and after the show.

    In 2009, Live Nation sold 140 million tickets, promoted 21,000 concerts, partnered with 850 sponsors and averaged 25 million unique monthly users of its e-commerce sites. For additional information, visit www.livenation.com/investors.

    Live Nation Entertainment

    CONTACT: Ray Yeung, yeung@braincomm.com, or Nancy Zakhary,
    nancy@braincomm.com, both of Brainerd Communicators, Inc., +1-212-986-6667

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




    More Wireless Data and Call Capacity Activated for Riverside County, CaliforniaVerizon Wireless adds capacity to cell sites to stay ahead of demand for calls, email, text and web surfing

    IRVINE, Calif., Sept. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Even more Riverside County residents, businesses and visitors can now enjoy high-speed wireless data and voice connections along the Ramona Expressway and the surrounding residential area thanks to recent Verizon Wireless network upgrades. Hundreds of upgrades since December, 2009 have increased the company's 3G data and voice capacity by nearly twenty-five percent in Southern California. The increased capacity means more users are empowered to surf the web, download applications and content, and exchange email and other messages.

    "People expect their cell phones and wireless devices to work whenever and wherever they need them," said Bill D'Agostino, executive director of network for Verizon Wireless in Southern California. "That's why we continue to invest in our network. By meeting the growing demand for data services on our network, we empower each of our customers to Rule the Air in their own unique, individual way."

    To learn more about how Verizon Wireless empowers its customers to Rule the Air, visit: http://tinyurl.com/2arpjjs

    Businesses can tap into the power of Mobile Broadband

    Mobile Broadband allows users to connect to the Internet wirelessly to download applications, business documents and music, as well as accessing email and corporate data while on the go. Small business owners interested in Mobile Broadband can visit http://tinyurl.com/392334g where they can:

    --  Watch videos about how mobile technologies can improve business results
    --  Check out case studies and articles on business strategies to become
    more productive
    --  Learn about the latest promotions and discounts for small businesses
    --  Read white papers about wireless security and connectivity options for
    business
    

    4G LTE services

    Verizon Wireless will launch its 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) wireless network in the fourth quarter of 2010. The company's aggressive network build includes plans to launch in 25 to 30 markets, covering approximately 100 million people. The company will cover virtually all its current nationwide 3G footprint with the 4G network by the end of 2013.

    About Verizon Wireless

    Verizon Wireless operates the nation's most reliable and largest wireless voice and 3G data network, serving more than 92 million customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 79,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications and Vodafone . For more information, visit www.verizonwireless.com. To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.

    Verizon Wireless

    CONTACT: Ken Muche of Verizon Wireless, +1-949-286-8193 ,
    Ken.Muche@VerizonWireless.Com

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




    AT&T Accelerates Timetable for Launching Service in Areas of WyomingAlltel Customers Joining AT&T to Receive Free Mobile Devices on the Nation's Fastest Mobile Broadband Network

    CHEYENNE, Wyo., Sept. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- AT&T* said today that the timetable for bringing AT&T service to Casper and Wyoming Rural Service Areas (RSA) 1, 2, 4 and 5 has been accelerated and that it expects AT&T service will be available here by the end of 2010 or the beginning of 2011.(1) That is significantly sooner than the earlier estimate for introducing AT&T service by mid-2011. The addition of these service areas will enhance AT&T's existing coverage in Wyoming and is a result of AT&T's acquisition of assets from Verizon Wireless completed in June 2010.

    Every residential Alltel customer in these areas joining AT&T as a result of the transaction will receive an offer for a brand new AT&T handset at no additional cost.(2) Customers will be able to choose their free device from a list of the latest AT&T 3G handsets that are comparable to what they have today.(3) Additionally, the vast majority of customers choosing free comparable devices will be able to keep their existing rate plans, and none of these customers will be required to assume an additional contract term.

    Customers will also have the opportunity to upgrade to a new device, like iPhone 4(R), for an additional fee and with a new two-year contract, with current AT&T rates and associated data plan.

    "AT&T has been working tirelessly to upgrade the Alltel network to the nation's fastest mobile broadband network, and we expect that coverage in these areas will be as good as -- if not better than -- it is today, with the ability to talk and surf the Internet at the same time," said Jace Barbin, vice president and general manager for AT&T's wireless unit in the Rocky Mountain Region. "Our preparations will ensure that we deliver a superior customer experience when we launch service, and we look forward to expanding our presence in Wyoming."

    AT&T customers have access to the nation's fastest mobile broadband network. And not only does AT&T's network cover 97 percent of all Americans, AT&T also has the best international coverage of any U.S. wireless provider. That means our customers have voice service in more than 220 countries and data service in 200 countries."

    AT&T representatives will communicate to new customers on a regular basis about any changes they can expect moving forward. For example, in the coming weeks, AT&T will send customers a letter describing the steps for choosing new devices. New devices will be mailed directly to AT&T customers' billing addresses approximately one to three weeks before service is launched in these areas.

    AT&T is an industry leader in delivering the benefits of mobile broadband networks, devices and applications. With the nation's fastest mobile broadband network, AT&T provides accelerated mobile data speeds and simultaneous voice and data capabilities for an amazing wireless voice and data experience.

    For updates on the AT&T wireless network, please visit www.att.com/networknews.

    (1) Wyoming RSA 1 includes Big Horn, Hot Springs, Park and Washakie Counties. Wyoming RSA 2 includes Campbell, Crook, Johnson, Sheridan and Weston Counties. Wyoming RSA 4 includes Albany, Goshen, Laramie, Niobrara and Platte Counties. Wyoming RSA 5 includes Converse County.

    (2) Applies only to postpaid customers with a contract.

    (3) Customers with laptop cards and netbooks may not have a choice of devices, but they will receive a comparable new device at no additional charge.

    *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. With a powerful array of network resources that includes the nation's fastest mobile broadband network, AT&T is a leading provider of wireless, Wi-Fi, high speed Internet and voice services. A leader in mobile broadband, AT&T also offers the best wireless coverage worldwide, offering the most wireless phones that work in the most countries. It also offers advanced TV services under the AT&T U-verse(R) and AT&T |DIRECTV brands. The company's suite of IP-based business communications services is one of the most advanced in the world. In domestic markets, AT&T Advertising Solutions and AT&T Interactive are known for their leadership in local search and advertising. In 2010, AT&T again ranked among the 50 Most Admired Companies by FORTUNE(R) magazine.

    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. This AT&T news release and other announcements are available at http://www.att.com/newsroom and as part of an RSS feed at www.att.com/rss. Or follow our news on Twitter at @ATTNews. Find us on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/ATT to discover more about our consumer and wireless services or at www.Facebook.com/ATTSmallBiz to discover more about our small business services.

    (C) 2010 AT&T Intellectual Property. All rights reserved. Mobile broadband not available in all areas. 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.

    AT&T Inc.

    CONTACT: Sandy Goldberg of AT&T Corporate Communications, +1-415-318-4146,
    sgoldberg@attnews.us

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




    TELUS to offer New BlackBerry Torch Smartphone on Canada's fastest mobile network in September

    Combines New Touch Screen Experience with Easy-To-Use Keyboard

    First to Feature New BlackBerry 6 with Rich WebKit Browser

    TORONTO, Sept. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - To view this Social Media Release, please enter the following address in your web browser.

    http://smr.newswire.ca/en/telus/telus-to-offer-new-blackberry-torch-smartphone

    /NOTE TO PHOTO EDITORS: The photo accompanying this social media release is also available at http://photos.newswire.ca. Images are free to accredited members of the media/

    TELUS Corporation

    CONTACT: For a complete listing of social media releases available through
    CNW Group, please visit our calendar at http://smr.newswire.ca




    AT&T Accelerates Timetable for Expanding Service in ColoradoAlltel Customers Joining AT&T to Receive Free Mobile Devices on the Nation's Fastest Mobile Broadband Network

    DENVER, Sept. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- AT&T* said today that the timetable for expanding AT&T service in Colorado has been accelerated and that it expects to complete network upgrades on wireless assets acquired from Verizon Wireless in June 2010 by the end of 2010 or the beginning of 2011. That is significantly sooner than the earlier estimate for enhancing AT&T's coverage in Colorado by mid-2011. Once network integration work is completed, AT&T will launch service for Alltel customers in Colorado Rural Service Areas (RSA) 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9(1).

    Every residential Alltel customer in these areas joining AT&T as a result of the transaction will receive an offer for a brand new AT&T handset at no additional cost(2). Customers will be able to choose their free device from a list of the latest AT&T 3G handsets that are comparable to what they have today(3). Additionally, the vast majority of customers choosing free comparable devices will be able to keep their existing rate plans, and none of these customers will be required to assume an additional contract term.

    Customers will also have the opportunity to upgrade to a new device, like iPhone 4(R), for an additional fee and with a new two-year contract, with current AT&T rates and associated data plan.

    "AT&T has been working tirelessly to upgrade the Alltel network to the nation's fastest mobile broadband network, and we expect that coverage in these areas will be as good as -- if not better than -- it is today, with the ability to talk and surf the Internet at the same time," said Jace Barbin, vice president and general manager for AT&T's wireless unit in the Rocky Mountain Region. "Our preparations will ensure that we deliver a superior customer experience when we launch service, and we look forward to expanding our presence in Colorado."

    AT&T customers have access to the nation's fastest mobile broadband network. And not only does AT&T's network cover 97 percent of all Americans, AT&T also has the best international coverage of any U.S. wireless provider. That means our customers have voice service in more than 220 countries and data service in 200 countries."

    AT&T representatives will communicate to new customers on a regular basis about any changes they can expect moving forward. For example, in the coming weeks, AT&T will send customers a letter describing the steps for choosing new devices. New devices will be mailed directly to AT&T customers' billing addresses approximately one to three weeks before service is launched in these areas.

    AT&T is an industry leader in delivering the benefits of mobile broadband networks, devices and applications. With the nation's fastest mobile broadband network, AT&T provides accelerated mobile data speeds and simultaneous voice and data capabilities for an amazing wireless voice and data experience.

    For updates on the AT&T wireless network, please visit www.att.com/networknews.

    (1) Colorado RSA 4 includes Chaffee, Custer, Fremont, Lake and Park Counties. Colorado RSA 5 includes Cheyenne, Elbert, Kit Carson and Lincoln Counties. Colorado RSA 6 includes Dolores, Hinsdale, La Plata, Montezuma, Ouray, San Juan and San Miguel Counties. Colorado RSA 7 includes Alamosa, Archuleta, Conejos, Mineral, Rio Grande and Saguache Counties. Colorado RSA 8 includes Bent, Crowley, Kiowa, Otero and Prowers Counties. Colorado RSA 9 includes Baca, Costilla, Huerfano and Las Animas Counties.

    (2) Applies only to postpaid customers with a contract.

    (3) Customers with laptop cards and netbooks may not have a choice of devices, but they will receive a comparable new device at no additional charge.

    *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. With a powerful array of network resources that includes the nation's fastest mobile broadband network, AT&T is a leading provider of wireless, Wi-Fi, high speed Internet and voice services. A leader in mobile broadband, AT&T also offers the best wireless coverage worldwide, offering the most wireless phones that work in the most countries. It also offers advanced TV services under the AT&T U-verse(R) and AT&T |DIRECTV brands. The company's suite of IP-based business communications services is one of the most advanced in the world. In domestic markets, AT&T Advertising Solutions and AT&T Interactive are known for their leadership in local search and advertising. In 2010, AT&T again ranked among the 50 Most Admired Companies by FORTUNE(R) magazine.

    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. This AT&T news release and other announcements are available at http://www.att.com/newsroom and as part of an RSS feed at www.att.com/rss. Or follow our news on Twitter at @ATTNews. Find us on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/ATT to discover more about our consumer and wireless services or at www.Facebook.com/ATTSmallBiz to discover more about our small business services.

    (C) 2010 AT&T Intellectual Property. All rights reserved. Mobile broadband not available in all areas. 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.

    AT&T Inc.

    CONTACT: Sandy Goldberg of AT&T Corporate Communications, +1-415-318-4146,
    sgoldberg@attnews.us

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




    AVIATION WEEK Launches Unmanned Horizons Web ChannelSite covers all aspects of unmanned vehicles and technology with exclusive insights and multimedia coverage

    NEW YORK, Sept. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- AVIATION WEEK has announced a new Unmanned Horizons web section on AviationWeek.com, focused on unmanned vehicles and technologies, and featuring videos, photos, blog posts, in-depth articles, official plans, and more. Launched with the August 24-30 double-issue of Aviation Week & Space Technology during the aerospace and defense (A&D) industry's premier unmanned event, AUVSI, Unmanned Horizons offers news and analysis from the industry's go-to experts, such as Amy Butler, David Fulghum, Bill Sweetman, Robert Wall, Graham Warwick, Guy Norris and Michael Bruno.

    Visitors to the site will find exclusive insights on the booming unmanned vehicle market, as it grows underwater, in the air and on the ground. An unmanned timeline tracks progress since 1960; an "Ask the Experts" function connects inquirers with in-the-know AVIATION WEEK editors; and high-quality videos and photos bring these flying, buzzing and roaming vehicles to life. Some of the current articles include "Next UAV Contractors Will Need New Skills," "Mini-UAVs Tackle Big Missions," and "German UAS Aces Excel," showcasing a sample of the range of technologies, topics, programs and international interest available.

    "AVIATION WEEK is dedicated to thoroughly covering rapidly evolving technologies and capabilities in the defense industry," said Greg Hamilton, publisher of AVIATION WEEK's Defense Technology International. "Unmanned systems represent one of the most exciting areas of high-tech defense development and global market growth, and our multimedia defense portfolio is perfectly positioned to provide leadership coverage."

    Visit Unmanned Horizons at http://aviationweek.com/unmanned.

    To arrange interviews with AVIATION WEEK's unmanned and defense experts, contact Lisa Jaycox at lisa_jaycox@aviationweek.com.

    About AVIATION WEEK:

    AVIATION WEEK, part of The McGraw-Hill Companies, is the largest multimedia information and services provider to the global aviation, aerospace and defense industries, and includes http://AviationWeek.com, Aviation Week & Space Technology, Defense Technology International, Business & Commercial Aviation, Overhaul & Maintenance, ShowNews, Aviation Daily, Aerospace Daily & Defense Report, The Weekly of Business Aviation, World Aerospace Database, AVIATION WEEK Intelligence Network, and MRO Prospector. The group also produces major events around the world.

    About The McGraw-Hill Companies:

    Founded in 1888, The McGraw-Hill Companies is a global information and education company providing knowledge, insights and analysis in the financial, education and business information sectors through leading brands including Standard & Poor's, McGraw-Hill Education, Platts, and J.D. Power and Associates. The Corporation has more than 280 offices in 40 countries. Sales in 2009 were $5.95 billion. Additional information is available at http://www.mcgraw-hill.com/.

    AVIATION WEEK

    CONTACT: Joe D'Andrea, Director of Sales Development & Marketing, AVIATION
    WEEK, +1-212-904-3780, joseph_dandrea@aviationweek.com; or Lisa Jaycox,
    Communications Specialist, The McGraw-Hill Companies Information & Media,
    +1-212-512-3272, lisa_jaycox@mcgraw-hill.com

    Web site: http://aviationweek.com/unmanned/




    Teradata Managed Services Provides Support for Electronic Arts Through Teradata Applications and Production OperationsPartnership allows gaming leader to realize maximum benefit from Teradata applications and EDW technologies

    REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Sept. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Teradata Corporation , the world's largest company solely focused on data warehousing and enterprise analytics, has announced Electronic Arts Inc. , will use complete Managed Services support of its Teradata-enabled data warehouse platform. This two-year agreement is one of the largest Teradata Managed Services engagements in the Americas.

    (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090909/TERADATALOGO )

    (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090909/TERADATALOGO )

    "We are leveraging Teradata to help manage aspects of our operations as a way to maximize the performance and costs of our Teradata-specific investments. Further, by using Teradata Managed Services, we have freed our own IT staff to focus on other, strategic information technology activities," said Dennis Self, chief information officer of Electronic Arts (EA).

    EA is in the process of enabling direct-to-consumer business capabilities by leveraging the Teradata Active Enterprise Data Warehouse (EDW) platform, Teradata Relationship Manager (TRM) and Teradata Master Data Management applications, and services. The agreement covers both production operations support for Teradata infrastructure, extract-transform-load processes, and Teradata applications and retainer-based development for EA's new EDW-related projects.

    The enterprise-class Teradata Master Data Management solution for managing all types of master data on a unified platform is a key component for Electronic Arts as a means to dramatically enhance data accuracy and corporate performance. Teradata's TRM tools for campaign management allow Electronic Arts to effectively use the consumer direct channel to create, nurture, and sustain relationships and maximize opportunities throughout each consumer's lifecycle by leveraging data analytics.

    "Our ability to provide skilled resources, a strong production operations process, and a solutions methodology for building mission-critical EDW applications will augment and accelerate the value that EA receives from its EDW for the foreseeable future," said John Rupp, Professional Services senior managing partner, Teradata Corporation. "Teradata is very pleased to provide services to EA that directly affect their top- and bottom-line results."

    Additional Information:

    Audiocast: "The Managed Services Portfolio at Teradata" http://www.teradata.com/t/podcasts/Teradata-Managed-Services/

    Article: "Teradata Managed Services helps optimize customer data warehouse environments," Teradata Magazine, Q3 2009 http://www.teradatamagazine.com/Article.aspx?id=11723

    Article: "A proven path to success," Teradata Magazine, Q3 2009 http://www.teradatamagazine.com/Article.aspx?id=11657

    Article: "Portrait: A Real Gamer, Electronic Arts senior executive proves video games can lead to a successful career," Teradata Magazine, Q2 2009 http://www.teradatamagazine.com/v09n02/Connections/A-Real-Gamer/

    About Teradata

    Teradata Corporation is the world's largest company solely focused on raising intelligence and achieving enterprise agility through its database software, enterprise data warehousing, data warehouse appliances, consulting, and enterprise analytics. Visit Teradata on the web at www.teradata.com.

    Teradata is a trademark or registered trademark of Teradata Corporation in the United States and other countries.

    Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090909/TERADATALOGO
    http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090909/TERADATALOGO Teradata Corporation

    CONTACT: D'Anne Hotchkiss, Teradata Corporation, +1-609-433-1715,
    D'Anne.Hotchkiss@teradata.com

    Web site: http://www.teradata.com/




    MORE TH>N wins British Insurance Award for LivePerson Live Chat Program- Leading UK Insurance Provider Recognized as eBusiness Leader for Increased Online Conversions and Improved Customer Satisfaction

    NEW YORK, September 1, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- LivePerson, Inc. (http://solutions.liveperson.com), , a provider of online engagement solutions that facilitate real-time assistance and expert advice, today announced that MORE TH>N, a UK-based insurance provider, was honored with a British Insurance Award in e-business for its successful pilot of LivePerson's live chat solution. The insurance provider more than doubled its conversion rate within the first few weeks of the chat deployment, and obtained an 87 percent customer satisfaction score.

    The British Insurance Award (BIA) focuses on the effective use of information and communications technology by insurance companies and brokers at the transaction interface level with the client. Presented by Incisive Media, the BIA award commends the innovative application of the latest technologies and evidence of success in generating profitable new business.

    "We are pleased to have been recognized by the British Insurance Awards for our LivePerson live chat program," said Gero Bertolone of MORE TH>N. The pilot enabled us to capture additional revenue opportunities that we would have previously lost. In fact, 53 percent of website generated sales, over the course of the pilot program, would have been lost had a live chat agent not intervened. LivePerson has proven to be a crucial component in our ability to drive online sales, while delivering superior online customer support."

    Due to the success of the pilot, MORE TH>N has incorporated LivePerson live chat throughout their home and motor insurance web pages as a main communication channel to drive online sales and improve customer satisfaction and support.

    "It's exciting to see MORE TH>N recognized for their outstanding live chat program achievements, especially after a particularly brief pilot period with us," said Jim Dicso, EVP of sales and service at LivePerson. "We are honored that MORE TH>N has decided to make our solution more broadly available throughout their online sales and service channels. Our professional services consultants will continue to work closely with the MORE TH>N team to optimize the program for maximum ROI."

    To learn more about MORE TH>N and the BIA awards please visit the award site at http://www.insuranceawards.com/2010-Finalists2.html

    About LivePerson

    LivePerson (http://www.solutions.liveperson.com/) is a provider of online engagement solutions that facilitate real-time assistance and expert advice. Connecting businesses and experts with consumers seeking help on the Web, LivePerson's hosted software platform creates more relevant, compelling and personalized online experiences. Every month, LivePerson's intelligent platform helps millions of people succeed online. More than 8,000 companies, including EarthLink, Hewlett-Packard, Microsoft, and Verizon, rely on LivePerson to maximize the impact of the online channel. LivePerson is headquartered in New York City.

    About MORE TH>N

    MORE TH>N is the direct arm of RSA, launched in June 2001 offering financial services via the internet and telephone. It provides over two million customers with access to an extensive product range including home, motor, pet and travel insurance. But it offers much more than this. Customers can benefit from a UK based dedicated Personal Customer Manager and access to on-line legal documents and free legal advice. MORE TH>N has over 1800 employees across the UK. Head Office employs a small number of staff and is based in Horsham, West Sussex. The company has four general call centers based in Peterborough, Bristol, Sunderland and Liverpool. It also has a specialist pet insurance centre in Henley staffed by animal lovers.

    About the BIAs

    Now in their 16th year, the British Insurance Awards are based on a partnership between the judges, the magazines involved, the sponsors and the organizers. The awards showcase top class performance and innovation, they reward achievement and they raise standards. The judging panel of market experts and practitioners, analysts, consultants, industry commentators, and political and trade union representatives have a genuine expertise in each category, ensuring that the expertise is shared by at least 2 judges to spread the load and to ensure that no prejudices, gaps in knowledge of conflicts of interest cloud the decision-making process. Success at the Awards has become the benchmark by which the industry judges itself. Each year the finalists and members of the industry gather at the gala evening to celebrate the success of the past year. The awards evening is one of the most noted and spectacular events in the insurance industry's calendar attracting leading figures in the industry.

    LivePerson, Inc.

    CONTACT: Amy Inlow, +1-212-609-4248, ainlow@liveperson.com




    MORE TH>N wins British Insurance Award for LivePerson Live Chat ProgramLeading UK Insurance Provider Recognized as eBusiness Leader for Increased Online Conversions and Improved Customer Satisfaction

    NEW YORK, Sept. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- LivePerson, Inc., , a provider of online engagement solutions that facilitate real-time assistance and expert advice, today announced that MORE TH>N, a UK-based insurance provider, was honored with a British Insurance Award in e-business for its successful pilot of LivePerson's live chat solution. The insurance provider more than doubled its conversion rate within the first few weeks of the chat deployment, and obtained an 87 percent customer satisfaction score.

    The British Insurance Award (BIA) focuses on the effective use of information and communications technology by insurance companies and brokers at the transaction interface level with the client. Presented by Incisive Media, the BIA award commends the innovative application of the latest technologies and evidence of success in generating profitable new business.

    "We are pleased to have been recognized by the British Insurance Awards for our LivePerson live chat program," said Gero Bertolone of MORE TH>N. The pilot enabled us to capture additional revenue opportunities that we would have previously lost. In fact, 53 percent of website generated sales, over the course of the pilot program, would have been lost had a live chat agent not intervened. LivePerson has proven to be a crucial component in our ability to drive online sales, while delivering superior online customer support."

    Due to the success of the pilot, MORE TH>N has incorporated LivePerson live chat throughout their home and motor insurance web pages as a main communication channel to drive online sales and improve customer satisfaction and support.

    "It's exciting to see MORE TH>N recognized for their outstanding live chat program achievements, especially after a particularly brief pilot period with us," said Jim Dicso, EVP of sales and service at LivePerson. "We are honored that MORE TH>N has decided to make our solution more broadly available throughout their online sales and service channels. Our professional services consultants will continue to work closely with the MORE TH>N team to optimize the program for maximum ROI."

    To learn more about MORE TH>N and the BIA awards please visit the award site at http://www.insuranceawards.com/2010-Finalists2.html

    About LivePerson

    LivePerson (http://www.solutions.liveperson.com/) is a provider of online engagement solutions that facilitate real-time assistance and expert advice. Connecting businesses and experts with consumers seeking help on the Web, LivePerson's hosted software platform creates more relevant, compelling and personalized online experiences. Every month, LivePerson's intelligent platform helps millions of people succeed online. More than 8,000 companies, including EarthLink, Hewlett-Packard, Microsoft, and Verizon, rely on LivePerson to maximize the impact of the online channel. LivePerson is headquartered in New York City.

    About MORE TH>N

    MORE TH>N is the direct arm of RSA, launched in June 2001 offering financial services via the internet and telephone. It provides over two million customers with access to an extensive product range including home, motor, pet and travel insurance. But it offers much more than this. Customers can benefit from a UK based dedicated Personal Customer Manager and access to on-line legal documents and free legal advice. MORE TH>N has over 1800 employees across the UK. Head Office employs a small number of staff and is based in Horsham, West Sussex. The company has four general call centers based in Peterborough, Bristol, Sunderland and Liverpool. It also has a specialist pet insurance centre in Henley staffed by animal lovers.

    About the BIAs

    Now in their 16th year, the British Insurance Awards are based on a partnership between the judges, the magazines involved, the sponsors and the organizers. The awards showcase top class performance and innovation, they reward achievement and they raise standards. The judging panel of market experts and practitioners, analysts, consultants, industry commentators, and political and trade union representatives have a genuine expertise in each category, ensuring that the expertise is shared by at least 2 judges to spread the load and to ensure that no prejudices, gaps in knowledge of conflicts of interest cloud the decision-making process. Success at the Awards has become the benchmark by which the industry judges itself. Each year the finalists and members of the industry gather at the gala evening to celebrate the success of the past year. The awards evening is one of the most noted and spectacular events in the insurance industry's calendar attracting leading figures in the industry.

    LivePerson, Inc.

    CONTACT: Amy Inlow, +1-212-609-4248, ainlow@liveperson.com

    Web site: http://www.liveperson.com/




    Weis Markets Launches Month-Long Fight Hunger Food Drive

    SUNBURY, Pa., Sept. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Weis Markets is launching its third annual Fight Hunger Food Drive, a month-long, chain-wide program offering customers an opportunity to donate shelf-stable products and make monetary donations to local food banks and emergency food providers.

    Fight Hunger begins Wednesday, September 1 and runs through October 2. This program will run in Weis Markets stores in Pennsylvania, Maryland, New Jersey, West Virginia and in New York, where it is being launched for the first time in Binghamton.

    "Since 2008, demand for emergency food service has significantly increased in the markets we serve," said David J. Hepfinger, Weis Markets' President and CEO. "Our Fight Hunger Food Drive gives our customers and associates a simple and effective way to support twelve food banks and the hundreds of emergency food providers they serve. As part of our Fight Hunger campaign, we will also be donating $200,000 to these food banks."

    Karen Buch, Weis Markets Director of Lifestyle Initiatives, added, "Fight Hunger offers our customers a variety of giving options. We have worked with food banks to compile a list of the shelf-stable foods they need most, including: cereal, apple sauce, pasta, granola bars, canned beans, 100% fruit juice, canned fruit, grated cheese, rice, boxed mac and cheese, peanut butter, soups, canned sauces, instant potatoes, canned chicken and fish, canned vegetables and boxed skillet dinners."

    Customers also have the option of donating $3, $5 and $10 vouchers which can be purchased at any Weis Markets' cash register. One hundred percent of the proceeds will be given to area food banks in the form of gift card donations so they can easily fill in any gaps in their food supplies. A convenient pre-filled Fight Hunger Donation Bag will also be available at stores, containing pasta, sauce, fruit, vegetables, tuna, cereal and soup -- all for less than seven dollars.

    After customers purchase the foods they would like to donate, they can simply place the items in a specially-marked collection cart near checkout. Donors will be invited to place a "Fight Hunger" sticker on each store's front window poster.

    The Fight Hunger Food Drive will benefit: The Second Harvest Food Bank of the Lehigh Valley and Northeast, PA; The Central Pennsylvania Food Bank (Harrisburg); The Central Pennsylvania Food Bank (Williamsport); The Maryland Food Bank; The Commission on Economic Opportunity/The Weinberg Northeast Regional Food Bank (Wilkes-Barre/Scranton); Greater Berks Food Bank (Reading); Philabundance (Montgomery County, PA); Community Hunger Outreach Warehouse (CHOW)/Broome County Council of Churches; Food Bank of the Southern Tier (Elmira); Northwest Community Action Program NORWESCAP Food Bank (Phillipsburg, NJ); and Mountaineer Food Bank (West Virginia).

    More information on the Fight Hunger Food Donation Program and its partner food banks is available on Weis Markets' website at www.weismarkets.com or through Weis Markets Customer Service at (866)999-WEIS.

    ABOUT WEIS MARKETS

    Founded in 1912, Weis Markets marked its 98th year of continuous operation in May. It currently operates 164 stores in Pennsylvania, Maryland, New York, New Jersey and West Virginia. For more information about Weis Markets, Inc., please visit www.weismarkets.com or visit Weis Markets' Facebook fan page.

    Weis Markets, Inc.

    CONTACT: Dennis Curtin of Weis Markets, Inc., +1-570-847-3636,
    dcurtin@weismarkets.com

    Web site: http://www.weismarkets.com/




    Texas Instruments to webcast its 3Q10 mid-quarter financial update

    DALLAS, Sept. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) will webcast its 3Q10 mid-quarter financial update, Thursday, September 9, beginning at 4:30 p.m. Central time. Ron Slaymaker, vice president and head of Investor Relations, will provide the update and answer questions from the investor audience.

    You may access the webcast on the Investor Relations section of the company's website at www.ti.com/ir. An archived copy of the webcast will be available shortly after the call concludes.

    Texas Instruments helps customers solve problems and develop new electronics that make the world smarter, healthier, safer, greener and more fun. A global semiconductor company, TI innovates through design, sales and manufacturing operations in more than 30 countries. For more information, go to www.ti.com.

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    Verizon Brings New Age of TV Entertainment to Greenwich, Conn.FiOS TV Provides 'an HD Experience That Cable Can't Touch'; Greenwich Library and Greenwich Alliance for Education Can Benefit Through FiOS Sales

    GREENWICH, Conn., Sept. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Residents and businesses in parts of Greenwich, Conn., are now able to experience a revolutionary television experience when they order Verizon's FiOS TV.

    Brought into homes and businesses over 100 percent fiber optics, FiOS TV provides users with more channels, more high-def programming, more video on demand and faster Internet speeds than old-fashioned cable TV.

    Verizon is offering a triple play of FiOS TV, FiOS Internet and reliable telephone service in packages as low as $89.99 per month.

    In addition, new FiOS consumers who order a Verizon bundle as part of a two-year contract can take advantage of the Worry-Free Guarantee, allowing them to cancel their service within 30 days of the date of activation, with no termination fee.

    "Connecticut is a new TV market for Verizon, and our customers in Greenwich, at long last, will have a better choice for TV," said Bob Driscoll, Verizon sales vice president for the company's Northeast region. "Today, they join consumers in hundreds of other communities in the Northeast and across the country in experiencing revolutionary TV. Our technicians are eager to install FiOS TV in consumers' homes."

    Driscoll said that Verizon is spreading the exciting news throughout the community through print and online advertising as well as posting flyers and hosting local events such as at the A&P Fresh stores in Greenwich and Riverside.

    As part of the Connecticut launch of FiOS TV, Verizon is enabling new FiOS TV customers in the state the opportunity to select one of two local nonprofit organizations -- the Greenwich Library, or the Greenwich Alliance for Education -- for Verizon to make a donation for a qualifying FiOS sale placed at one of the company's local sales events. The organizations can receive up to $65 per FiOS sale.

    Since filing for a required franchise agreement from the Connecticut Department of Public Utility Control on June 7, Verizon has been making the necessary modifications to its Port Chester, N.Y., central office in order to provide video service to the company's Connecticut customers. FiOS TV availability in Port Chester also will be expanded as a result of the central office work.

    A Verizon FiOS TV exclusive will be the 3D broadcast of the New York Giants and New England Patriots final pre-season game on Thursday (Sept. 2.) Verizon FiOS1 is producing the 3D broadcast, which will be shown on FiOS Channel 834 for FiOS TV subscribers in the New York City area, including Long Island and Westchester and Rockland counties and Greenwich, as well as for subscribers in northern New Jersey, Mercer County, N.J., Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Similar to previously offered 3D programming from Verizon, customers must have 3D TV sets, 3D glasses and a high-definition set-top box to view the broadcast.

    FiOS TV offers more than 600 channels, including more than 138 high-definition (HD) channels in Connecticut - more HD channels than the area's current cable provider, Cablevision.

    "Our advanced fiber-optic network was built for HD, so FiOS TV offers an HD experience that cable can't touch," said Driscoll. "With all-fiber connections running straight to their homes and businesses, viewers get eye-popping, jaw-dropping TV in both standard and high definition."

    FiOS TV Service Highlights

    FiOS TV customers receive many added benefits that are included in their service at no additional cost. For example, FiOS TV includes 18,000 monthly video-on-demand titles (70 percent of which are free), including 3,300 in HD, and next-generation interactive services including an advanced interactive media guide; social networking, news and entertainment widgets; remote DVR management via broadband or cell phone; and more.

    In addition, Verizon offers a FiOS TV Home Media DVR that allows families to view, record, pause and rewind programming on up to three TVs in the home at the same time. All FiOS HD customers also have access to Media Manager software that lets users access personal videos, photos and music from their home computer on their TV and also watch online videos from YouTube, blip.tv and Dailymotion as well as Internet Radio.

    FiOS TV is delivered over Verizon's all-fiber-optic network, which brings the power and capacity of fiber optics directly into people's homes and has industry-leading quality and reliability. Fiber delivers amazingly sharp pictures and sound, and has the capacity to transmit a wide array of high-definition programming that is so clear and intense it seems to leap from the TV screen. This network also offers FiOS Internet Service, which delivers downstream speeds of up to 50 Mbps (megabits per second) and upstream speeds of up to 35 Mbps, as well as high-quality voice services.

    Free Verizon Wi-Fi access at thousands of locations across the U.S. is available for FiOS Internet customers with up-to-20 Mbps or faster packages. Free Wi-Fi hot spot locations include hotels, airports, restaurants, coffee shops, retailers and other public locations across the U.S. For a list of hot spot locations, visit www.verizon.com/hotspots.

    The value of FiOS TV extends to installation and customer support. Specially trained Verizon technicians will install the service for up to three existing TV outlets and acquaint subscribers with FiOS TV features and services. Verizon provides 24 x 7 technical assistance by phone from its Fiber Solutions Centers.

    Verizon FiOS customers also have access to the Verizon In-Home Agent, a free application that gives them valuable tools to set up services, configure Wi-Fi links, set up and manage voice mail, auto-fix video problems, trouble-shoot and correct Internet issues - all with the simple click of a mouse.

    (More information about FiOS TV and fiber optics is available in Verizon's online News Center at www.verizon.com/news.)

    Verizon Communications Inc. , headquartered in New York, is a global leader in delivering broadband and other wireless and wireline communications services to mass market, business, government and wholesale customers. Verizon Wireless operates America's most reliable wireless network, serving more than 92 million customers nationwide. Verizon also provides converged communications, information and entertainment services over America's most advanced fiber-optic network, and delivers innovative, seamless business solutions to customers around the world. A Dow 30 company, Verizon last year generated consolidated revenues of more than $107 billion. For more information, visit www.verizon.com.

    VERIZON'S ONLINE NEWS CENTER: Verizon news releases, executive speeches and biographies, media contacts, high-quality video and images, and other information are available at Verizon's News Center on the World Wide Web at www.verizon.com/news. To receive news releases by e-mail, visit the News Center and register for customized automatic delivery of Verizon news releases.

    Verizon

    CONTACT: John Bonomo of Verizon , +1-212-321-8033,
    John.J.Bonomo@Verizon.com

    Web site: http://www.verizon.com/

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    Cachet Financial Solutions Launches Select MobileWith Select Mobile, powered by Mitek Systems, financial institutions are able to offer all the advantages of remote deposit capture to their valued retail customers through smart phone applications.

    EDINA, Minn., Sept. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Cachet Financial Solutions, a leading provider of remote deposit capture (RDC), and Mitek Systems, Inc., an innovator of advanced-image analytics and mobile-document-capture applications for smartphones, announced they have entered an OEM agreement enabling Cachet to offer Mitek's mobile remote deposit capture capabilities to financial institutions nationwide.

    With the integrated capabilities of Mitek's Check 21-compliant Mobile Deposit(R) application, Select Mobile allows financial institutions to offer all the advantages of RDC to their valued retail customers. Consumers using iPhones, Blackberrys, Androids and Windows Mobile are now able to do their banking remotely by simply taking a picture of their check and sending the image to their financial institution. Select Mobile uses Cachet's unique RDC Select(TM) platform which simplifies the process for delivering, implementing and servicing RDC solutions, eliminating the need for financial institutions to build and manage their own RDC business. Deployment of Select Mobile begins this month.

    "With Mitek's technology, we're expanding our RDC solution, making RDC Select the Gold Standard for Remote Deposit Capture(TM) for consumers and businesses alike," said Jeffrey Mack, President and CEO, Cachet Financial Solutions. "Financial institutions will see the benefits as well, including the ability to offer innovative new services that enhance customer loyalty, increase profits and provide significant cost savings."

    A highly secure, accurate and easy-to-use application, Select Mobile allows users to initiate mobile-deposit sessions, key in deposit amounts and simply snap photos of both sides of the check with smartphone cameras. The Mitek software captures the check images and prepares them for transmission to customer's financial institution.

    Before transmitting, Mitek's IMagePROVE(TM) technology formats the check images, automatically corrects any image distortions or skewing, and confirms that the images meet accepted image-quality standards. After the checks are submitted successfully, users receive instant communications back from their banks, resulting in rapid access to funds or timely payments.

    "We are very pleased to have Cachet Financial Solutions choose our Mobile Deposit application as its mobile RDC solution," said Mitek President and CEO James DeBello. "Cachet can now be the 'Gold Standard' in mobile check deposit, which will result in the best customer experience for Banks and Credit Unions."

    About Cachet Financial Solutions

    Cachet Financial Solutions is a leading provider of commercial and consumer remote deposit capture (RDC) solutions for financial institutions and their customers. RDC Select(TM), our fully integrated, customized solution, is a unique platform that eliminates the need for financial institutions to build and manage their own RDC business. Our industry leading software platform has been designed to simplify the process for delivering, implementing and servicing RDC. Cachet's sophisticated marketing strategy and professional sales training program ensures our customers are successful with their RDC initiatives. For more information, visit www.cachetfinancial.com.

    About Mitek Systems, Inc.

    Mitek Systems , an innovator of advanced image analytics and mobile document capture applications for smartphones, has created the Gold Standard for Mobile Check Deposit. For more than 20 years, the Company has developed a comprehensive suite of intelligent character recognition software used to test, clean, authenticate and extract data from imaged checks, documents and objects, and its software is used to process more than 10 billion items per year. For more information visit www.miteksystems.com.

    Cachet Financial Solutions

    CONTACT: Jamie Heinemann of Cachet Financial Solutions, +1-952-698-6991,
    jheinemann@cachetfinancial.com; or Sue Huss, +1-619-379-4396,
    sue.huss@comunicano.com, for Mitek Systems, Inc.

    Web site: http://www.cachetfinancial.com/
    http://www.miteksystems.com/




    Gaiam to Release Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations: Collection 5/Part 1 and Ghost Adventures Season 2 on DVD This September

    NEW YORK, Sept. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Travel Channel (www.travelchannel.com) is the place for consumers to satisfy their urge to go, see and do. Through the engaging storytelling and unique perspectives of its on-air personalities, Travel Channel creates travel content that inspires, entertains and taps into the human desire to experience new things, explore new places and engage with interesting people and cultures. Today, Gaiam, Inc., a leading producer of lifestyle media, announced the release of two of its popular titles, Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations: Collection 5/Part 1 and Ghost Adventures Season 2, on DVD, under its exclusive home video license agreement with Travel Channel.

    In Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations: Collection 5/Part 1, travel with Anthony as he goes local once again, unearthing the simple centuries-old food traditions in a disappearing Venice, salivating over sensual, appetite-whetting delights in Food Porn, and fantasizing about the days of New York culinary yore in Disappearing Manhattan. This collection of episodes also includes Romania, So Long Summer, Mexico, Azores, Chicago, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Vietnam: No Place like Home, and Chile. This disc set includes 12 episodes and bonus features never before seen on TV. It carries an SRP of $24.98, with a total runtime of 629 minutes. Street date: September 28, 2010.

    Paranormal investigators Zak Bagans and Nick Groff, along with equipment technician Aaron Goodwin, are back on the road visiting the world's most sinister haunted locations, renewing their quest to stare evil in the face in Ghost Adventures Season 2. During each episode, the investigative team is locked into each location overnight, armed with only recording equipment and their wits as they challenge the existence of hostile spirits. Join the crew in this 12-episode season, as they challenge the gun-slinging ghosts of the Old West in Tombstone, Arizona; experience the holy presence and deadly past of an old Spanish mission in Lompoc, California; and do some time with the condemned spirits still haunting the corridors of the old Ohio Reformatory. This DVD set carries an SRP of $24.98, with a total runtime of 565 minutes. Street date: September 14, 2010.

    These new releases will be available wherever DVDs are sold, including online at Amazon.com and www.Gaiam.com.

    About GAIAM

    Gaiam, Inc. is a leading producer and marketer of lifestyle media and fitness accessories, with a 70,000 door retail distribution network, over 11,000 store within stores, a digital distribution platform and more than 8 million direct customers. With dominant share of the fitness and wellness market, Gaiam is dedicated to providing solutions for the many facets of healthy, eco-conscious living. The company's commitment to quality, coupled with a forward-thinking approach to merchandising and distribution, has allowed it to dominate the health and wellness category with celebrity talent Marisa Tomei, Valerie Bertinelli and Trudie Styler and fitness sensations Bob Greene, Rodney Yee, Mari Winsor and The Firm. In addition, the company releases non-theatrical programming focused on family entertainment under its exclusive licensing agreement with Discovery Communications and other licensing partners. For more information about Gaiam, please visit www.gaiam.com or call 1.800.869.3603.

    About Travel Channel

    TRAVEL CHANNEL (www.travelchannel.com) is a network and website that captures the power of travel to inspire and entertain, and satisfies the viewer's urge to experience the world. Travel Channel is the world's leading travel media brand, and the network is available in more than 95 million U.S. cable homes, and its Travel Channel HD(TM) simulcast is distributed to more than 17 million. The website averages more than 2 million unique users monthly, and its mobile content platform, Travel Channel GO(TM), is a leading provider of quality mobile travel video and on-the-go information. Travel Channel is headquartered in Chevy Chase, MD. Scripps Networks Interactive , which also owns and operates HGTV (www.hgtv.com), DIY Network (www.diynetwork.com), Food Network (www.foodnetwork.com), Cooking Channel (cookingchanneltv.com) and Great American Country (www.gactv.com), is the manager and general partner.

    Contact: Parsa Khan pkhan@kruppnyc.com 212.886.6708

    Travel Channel

    CONTACT: Parsa Khan, +1-212-886-6708, pkhan@kruppnyc.com

    Web site: http://www.travelchannel.com/




    Thomson Reuters Introduces Client Collaboration Capabilities to Accounting CSAccounting CS Client Access allows firms to collaborate seamlessly with clients and retain total control

    ANN ARBOR, Mich., Sept. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- The Tax & Accounting business of Thomson Reuters has released Accounting CS(TM) Client Access, providing a new way for firms and their business clients to work together online. Client Access is an extension of the recently introduced Accounting CS platform, and is the first tax and accounting software that allows clients and firms to collaborate online in real time, with no importing or exporting and no purchase of third-party software necessary.

    Client Access will initially offer clients checkwriting and calculating payroll capabilities, with the addition of accounts receivable and accounts payable over the coming year. Tax and accounting firms will have the ability to choose which functions within the software to deploy on a client-by-client basis.

    While the new architecture removes barriers between firms and clients, it also allows the firm to maintain complete control over how clients can interact with data and execute their day-to-day bookkeeping functions. Clients access the software through a secure, private portal on the firm's website with customizable permissions that the firm can tailor to each client. Firm employees can set up each client directly from the firm's computer systems, with no client visit required.

    "This is a groundbreaking new technology, both for our users and for their clients," said Teresa Mackintosh, senior vice president and general manager, Americas--Professional, Tax & Accounting. "It's exciting to see the technology becoming more and more transparent so that accountants can spend less time resolving client errors and collecting source documents and more time serving their clients. It delivers on the promise of online collaboration in a way that the profession hasn't seen before."

    The first accounting application designed from the ground up to take full advantage of the web, Accounting CS marks an entirely new approach to professional accounting software by combining write-up, live and after-the-fact payroll, trial balance, financial reporting, and client accounting into a single unified platform, creating the profession's most advanced accounting system. Its single-database architecture eliminates imports and exports between multiple applications by using a single set of data.

    For more information on Accounting CS Client Access and its accompanying training and consulting options, visit CS.ThomsonReuters.com/AccountingCS, or contact Thomson Reuters at 800.968.8900 or CS.Sales@ThomsonReuters.com.

    About Thomson Reuters

    Thomson Reuters is the world's leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals. We combine industry expertise with innovative technology to deliver critical information to leading decision makers in the financial, legal, tax and accounting, healthcare and science and media markets, powered by the world's most trusted news organization. With headquarters in New York and major operations in London and Eagan, Minnesota, Thomson Reuters employs more than 50,000 people and operates in over 100 countries. For more information, go to www.thomsonreuters.com.

    The Tax & Accounting business of Thomson Reuters is the leading provider of technology and information solutions, as well as integrated tax compliance software and services to accounting, tax, and corporate finance professionals in accounting firms, corporations, law firms, and government. Headquartered in New York, Tax & Accounting has major operations in Dallas, Ann Arbor (Michigan), London, Sydney, and Toronto, and offices in nine countries. For more information, go to http://thomsonreuters.com/products_services/taxacct/.

    Thomson Reuters

    CONTACT: Ann Miller of Thomson Reuters, 1-800-607-5100, ext. 3379,
    ann.miller@thomsonreuters.com

    Web site: http://www.thomsonreuters.com/




    Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Reappraised at CMMI(R) Maturity Level 3

    FORT WORTH, Texas, Sept. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- An independently led team has rated Lockheed Martin Aeronautics at Maturity Level 3 against the Capability Maturity Model Integration for Development, or CMMI-DEV version 1.2, following an extensive examination of processes in the company's major aircraft programs.

    CMMI-DEV is a process model reflecting industry best practices for product development and process improvement. This is the second consecutive time Lockheed Martin Aeronautics achieved this maturity rating based on processes in its F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter, F-22 Raptor, F-16 Fighting Falcon, C-130J Super Hercules and Advanced Development Programs. Systems and Software Consortium, Inc. (SSCI) led the audit which was completed on July 30 and the Software Engineering Institute confirmed acceptance of the results in late August.

    "Maintaining our Maturity Level 3 rating demonstrates Lockheed Martin's commitment to continuously improving our program execution, customer satisfaction levels and ability to deliver high quality products," said Dan Crowley, executive vice president and chief operating officer of Lockheed Martin Aeronautics.

    CMMI was developed by Carnegie Mellon University's Software Engineering Institute, which is a federally funded research and development center sponsored by the U.S. Department of Defense. The CMMI-DEV evaluation covered process management, project management, engineering and support process areas. Lockheed Martin Aeronautics demonstrated Maturity Level 3 compliance to the CMMI model using the Standard CMMI Appraisal Method for Process Improvement (SCAMPI(SM)). The Class A SCAMPI covered multiple geographically dispersed sites and related systems, hardware and software disciplines.

    Lockheed Martin Aeronautics is one of the larger organizations to earn the Level 3 rating and one of only a few with a company-wide CMMI rating that encompasses all operating sites. The assessment included artifacts and interviews from the company's primary facilities in Fort Worth, Texas; Marietta, Georgia; and Palmdale, California.

    Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin is a global security company that employs about 136,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services. The Corporation's 2009 sales from continuing operations were $44.5 billion.

    (R) Capability Maturity Model and CMMI are registered in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office by Carnegie Mellon University.

    (SM) SEI and SCAMPI are service marks of Carnegie Mellon University.

    Systems and Software Consortium, Inc. (www.software.org), is a licensed SEI Partner for SCAMPI appraisal services.

    For additional information, visit our website:

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    Lockheed Martin

    CONTACT: Media, Joe Stout of Lockheed Martin, +1-817-763-4086,
    joe.w.stout@lmco.com

    Web site: http://www.lockheedmartin.com/




    Think the Mouse Is Dead? Think Again With Microsoft's Arc Touch MouseMicrosoft's newest mouse flattens to be the ultimate portable device.

    REDMOND, Wash., Sept. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Some say the mouse's days are numbered, but today Microsoft Corp. proves the gadget is alive and well by unveiling the Arc Touch Mouse, the first mouse designed to flatten for portability and pop up for comfort. The new mouse features Microsoft's first touch scroll strip for easy navigation -- just move a finger slowly for controlled scrolling or flick for hyperfast scrolling. Windows-based PC users will love packing up their laptop bags without the added bump of a mouse, as the Arc Touch Mouse flattens with just the touch of a finger.

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    As the computing landscape evolves to offer new ways of interacting, such as touch screens and touch pads, the mouse is also evolving but holds true to its core purpose: providing comfort and precision to users when navigating the PC.

    "This is not the first time that the mouse has been threatened -- look at 10 years ago when people started buying laptops that had integrated pointers and touch pads. Still, the mouse category continued to grow and grow," said Brett Ostrum, general manager for the Hardware Group at Microsoft. "The reasons people need external mice will not change: comfort and precision. The Arc Touch Mouse just demonstrates again how committed Microsoft is to continuing to bring great new mice to consumers."

    Designed for the Mobile Lifestyle

    People today are using mobile computers more than ever, and they still want comfort and control when using them. In fact, one-third of mobile PC buyers also purchase a mouse with their new notebooks or netbooks.(1) And, at less than 15 millimeters thick at its widest point, the Arc Touch Mouse was designed to deliver ultimate portability to easily slip into a bag, purse or pocket. It also goes from curved to flat with one simple movement, so working on the go is easier than ever -- just collapse the Arc Touch Mouse to turn it off, and pop it up to turn on. It's also extremely durable, tested to ensure years of performance.

    Take Control With Touch Scrolling

    With the Arc Touch Mouse's touch strip, consumers can take control of their scrolling with a flick of a finger. Using a capacitive sensing technique and sensor pads, the strip corresponds to each position and velocity change to give users accurate, controlled scrolling no matter how fast or slow the movement. Move a finger slowly on the strip for controlled scrolling, or flick a finger for hyperfast scrolling that can be stopped with just a simple tap. The strip also has three tap "buttons" for added functionality: page up, page down and the middle click area, which is reprogrammable for whatever mouse function the user needs most.(2) Switching from a scroll wheel to a touch strip is made easier with haptics, a vibration technology that simulates the bumps users would feel while using a traditional scroll wheel.

    Additional Features

    The Arc Touch Mouse is equipped with BlueTrack Technology, letting consumers track on virtually any surface,(3) and a tiny magnetic snap-in Nano transceiver stores conveniently on the bottom of the mouse. Two AAA batteries give the Arc Touch Mouse more than six months of battery life, and the two-color battery life indicators let people know when the power is running low.

    Pricing and Availability

    Arc Touch Mouse will be available for the estimated retail price of $69.95 (U.S.)(4). It is available now for presale on Amazon.com, BestBuy.com and Buy.com, and it will ship in early December in time for the U.S. holiday season. It will be broadly available online and in stores in January 2011.

    Microsoft backs this mouse with a worldwide three-year limited hardware warranty. More information about these and other Microsoft Hardware products can be found at http://www.microsoft.com/hardware.

    About Microsoft Hardware

    For more than 28 years, the Hardware Group has employed innovative engineering, cutting-edge industrial design and extensive usability testing to create products of exceptional quality and durability that enhance the software experience and strengthen the connection between consumers and their PC. Microsoft Hardware leads the industry in ergonomic engineering, industrial design and hardware/software compatibility, offering consumers an easier, more convenient and more enjoyable computing experience. More information about Microsoft Hardware is available at http://www.microsoft.com/hardware and http://www.microsofthardwareblog.com.

    About Microsoft

    Founded in 1975, Microsoft is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential.

    (1) Microsoft internal research, June 2010.

    (2) IntelliPoint software required. Available via free download at http://www.microsoft.com/hardware/downloads/default.mspx.

    (3) BlueTrack Technology does not work on clear glass or mirrored surfaces.

    (4) Estimated retail price. Actual retail prices may vary.

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    brittany.turner@edelman.com, for Microsoft Corp.

    Web site: http://www.microsoft.com/




    Global Crossing Announces 4,000 Video Conference Suites

    FLORHAM PARK, N.J., Sept. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- At a virtual trade show entitled "Collaborate NOW!", Global Crossing , a leading global IP solutions provider, today announced connectivity to 4,000 executive video suites that enables enterprises to conduct business via high-quality video conferencing tools while removing geographic constraints and significant travel expenses.

    The suites are located throughout the world and include more than 500 high-definition public video conference rooms and 400 court reporting facilities through Global Crossing's expanded agreement with Affinity VideoNet, Inc. The agreement expands Global Crossing's suite of high-quality comprehensive video conferencing services to customers worldwide.

    "Affinity has been providing quality public video conference rooms for nearly two decades," said Debra Swann, Global Crossing's vice president of marketing. "Through our extended agreement, our customers have access to thousands of public rooms around the world where they can access our award-winning video conferencing services. Global Crossing's collaboration solutions bring teams together instantaneously to help keep organizations competitive in a global economy while maximizing efficiencies, controlling costs and improving productivity."

    The extended agreement with Affinity VideoNet complements Global Crossing's recent launch of a telepresence solution for high-quality virtual meetings with Teliris, an innovative leader in immersive telepresence meetings. Click here to read that announcement.

    The Collaborate NOW! virtual trade show features a keynote presentation on the latest in business video applications by Henry Dewing, principal analyst with independent research firm Forrester Research, Inc. Other presentations, including a recording of the keynote, are available on demand for 90 days and can be accessed here: Collaborate NOW!

    ABOUT GLOBAL CROSSING

    Global Crossing is a leading global IP and Ethernet solutions provider with the world's first integrated global IP-based network. The company offers a full range of data, voice and collaboration services with an industry leading customer experience and delivers service to approximately 40 percent of the Fortune 500, as well as to 700 carriers, mobile operators and ISPs. It delivers converged IP services to more than 700 cities in more than 70 countries around the world.

    Please visit www.globalcrossing.com for more information about Global Crossing.

    Statements in this press release about expected future events and financial results are forward-looking and subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause the actual results to differ materially, including risks referenced from time to time in the company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Global Crossing undertakes no duty to update information contained in this press release or in other public disclosures at any time.

    CONTACT GLOBAL CROSSING: Press Contacts Tom Topalian + 1 973 937 0154 Thomas.Topalian@globalcrossing.com Paula Vivo Latin America + 55 11 3957 2424 Paula.Vivo@globalcrossing.com Jennifer Campbell Europe +44 (0) 125 673 2663 Jennifer.Campbell@globalcrossing.com Analysts/Investors Contact Mark Gottlieb + 1 800 836 0342 glbc@globalcrossing.com

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    CONTACT: Press: Tom Topalian, +1-973-937-0154,
    Thomas.Topalian@globalcrossing.com; or Paula Vivo, Latin America,
    +55-11-3957-2424, Paula.Vivo@globalcrossing.com; or Jennifer Campbell,
    Europe, +44 (0) 125-673-2663, Jennifer.Campbell@globalcrossing.com; or
    Analysts/Investors: Mark Gottlieb, +1-800-836-0342,
    glbc@globalcrossing.com, all of Global Crossing

    Web site: http://www.globalcrossing.com/




    Renowned Healthcare Advertising Agency LLNS Re-Launches With Ideas at the CenterLyonHeart to Return to Founding Name, LLNS

    NEW YORK, Sept. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- LyonHeart, a leading full-service healthcare communications company and member of the Diversified Agency Services division of Omnicom Group Inc. , today announced it will restore its official corporate name to LLNS. The homecoming honors nearly 40 years of creative excellence and deep strategic thinking that made LLNS agency of record for some of the industry's most well-known brands.

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    "The restoration of the name LLNS signifies an acknowledgment of our illustrious heritage -- our 'Mad Men' days when we pioneered modern pharmaceutical brand development," says Sharon Callahan, Chief Executive Officer of LLNS. "But we have rebuilt LLNS for a new era. Today's clients need more than a great ad. They need ideas, lots of ideas that will move their brands forward in a very challenging and constantly changing market environment."

    This idea-centric approach is at the core of the agency's model. Strategic and creative teams work hand-in-hand with on-site digital developers. Clients and other agency partners are invited to join in the process. "We believe that good ideas can come from anywhere," says Callahan, "and we believe that they are more likely to come from our open approach."

    This philosophy has served the agency well, with recent wins adding to the agency's strengths in oncology and global branding. It has also expressed itself in a wealth of new digital projects that close the gap between stakeholders and encourage true brand engagement, from Tablet PC detail aids and interactive convention activities to mobile applications and web-driven social media programs.

    With core strengths in branding, marketing communications and digital media, clients can continue to rely on the breakthrough innovation LLNS is known for.

    About LLNS

    A leading healthcare communications company, LLNS (www.llns.com) boasts a diverse roster of healthcare clients -- large and small, domestic and global. LLNS prides itself on creating bold, idea-driven communications that maximize brand success. LLNS maintains offices at 220 East 42nd Street in New York.

    LLNS is a part of Diversified Agency Services (DAS), the marketing services network of Omnicom Group Inc. , a leading global marketing and corporate communications company. Omnicom agencies provide advertising, media planning and buying, direct and promotional marketing, public relations and other communications to over 5,000 clients in more than 100 countries, supplementing the services of LLNS.

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    CONTACT: Sharon Callahan, Chief Executive Officer, +1-212-771-3390,
    scallahan@llns.com

    Web site: http://www.llns.com/

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