Companies news of 2011-04-01 (page 1)

  • ManpowerGroup Announces Acquisition of 74 Percent Equity Stake in Web Development Company...
  • Phil Gaines Named Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of YRC Inc.
  • Verizon Unveils Innovative Hybrid and Alternative-Energy Vehicles
  • Go Green This Earth Day With Verizon Wireless' Trade-In ProgramWireless Users Can Now...
  • Cadmus Communications Announces the Launch of Mobile dPub(TM)
  • AT&T Building Most Advanced Mobile Broadband Experience in Greater Jacksonville, Announces...
  • OmniVision Doubles Size of Image Sensor Patent Portfolio
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    ManpowerGroup Announces Acquisition of 74 Percent Equity Stake in Web Development Company Limited to Provide IT Services and IT Professional Resourcing in India

    KOLKATA, India, April 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- ManpowerGroup , the world leader in innovative workforce solutions, announced today that it has successfully completed its acquisition of a 74 percent stake in Kolkata-based Web Development Company Limited (WDC), a leading IT services and professional resourcing company. Offering consulting, development and application support services to large clients across the Asia Pacific region, WDC has five delivery locations covering important IT hubs in India. With this acquisition, WDC becomes part of ManpowerGroup and will be managed by a reconstituted board.

    (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20060221/CGTU012LOGO)

    "ManpowerGroup is the world's largest IT professional resourcing company and this acquisition further strengthens the company's capabilities specifically in India, as well as across the Asia Pacific region," said Darryl Green, Executive Vice President for ManpowerGroup and President of the company's Asia Pacific and Middle East operations. "ManpowerGroup leads in the creation and delivery of innovative workforce solutions that help our clients win in this changing world of work. This acquisition is consistent with our strategy of acquiring strategic capabilities that strengthen our ability to deliver such innovative workforce solutions to our clients not only in emerging markets like India, but also globally."

    Rahul Sharma and Harsh Hada, Executive Directors and Promoters of WDC said: "We are delighted to be associated with a global organization such as ManpowerGroup. Over the years, we have grown our IT staffing and IT services business into a scalable and highly profitable organization focused mainly on India and recently on other markets such as Australia and Singapore. Backed by ManpowerGroup's global capabilities, reach and experience spanning more than 60 years in the industry, we are confident of further expanding our capabilities, geographical reach and client base in India and global markets, to build a truly global technology staffing and services business."

    "WDC today is a well-established and fast growing brand in the IT professional resourcing business in India. We will combine the capabilities of Manpower Professional and WDC to consolidate our leadership position and transition to ManpowerGroup's recently announced Experis brand with specialized IT vertical, while providing attractive career opportunities for the young and growing population of IT professionals in India," said Sanjay Pandit, Managing Director of ManpowerGroup India.

    About ManpowerGroup

    ManpowerGroup(TM) , the world leader in innovative workforce solutions, creates and delivers high-impact solutions that enable our clients to achieve their business goals and enhance their competitiveness. With over 60 years of experience, our $19 billion company creates unique time to value through a comprehensive suite of innovative solutions that help clients win in the Human Age. These solutions cover an entire range of talent-driven needs from recruitment and assessment, training and development, and career management, to outsourcing and workforce consulting. ManpowerGroup maintains the world's largest and industry-leading network of nearly 3,900 offices in over 80 countries and territories, generating a dynamic mix of an unmatched global footprint with valuable insight and local expertise to meet the needs of its 400,000 clients per year, across all industry sectors, small and medium-sized enterprises, local, multinational and global companies. By connecting our deep understanding of human potential to the ambitions of clients, ManpowerGroup helps the organizations and individuals we serve achieve more than they imagined -- because their success leads to our success. And by creating these powerful connections, we create power that drives organizations forward, accelerates personal success and builds more sustainable communities. We help power the world of work. The ManpowerGroup suite of solutions is offered through ManpowerGroup(TM) Solutions, Manpower(R), Experis(TM) and Right Management(R). Learn more about how the ManpowerGroup can help you win in the Human Age at www.manpowergroup.com.

    Enter the Human Age at: www.manpowergroup.com/humanage.

    About Manpower India

    Established in 1999, Manpower Services India Pvt. Ltd. is a subsidiary of Manpower Inc. With operations in 17 offices across 13 cities, Manpower India is one of the largest permanent recruitment and staffing firms in India. Manpower provides the complete range of HR services and solutions to clients, including permanent recruitment; temporary and contract staffing; managed services and outsourcing; employee assessment services; and training. Manpower's unique proposition lies in the knowledge and expertise of caring for candidates through assessment, career guidance and training; and creating higher value for clients through unmatched delivery capability, flexibility of solutions and access to global best practices in people management. As part of its 'candidate care and development' culture, Manpower provides free access to online training to all candidates and staff through the Training and Development Centre. Manpower India is building a strong reputation as an innovator and thought leader in the Indian HR industry. Each quarter, Manpower publishes the Manpower Employment Outlook Survey that forecasts employers' hiring intentions for the next quarter, which has become the most authoritative survey of the Indian labour market. Manpower, as a socially responsible organization, has committed USD 1 Million towards building and operating vocational training centres for the purpose of rehabilitating victims of the tsunami in Nagapattinam district of Tamil Nadu. More information on Manpower India is available at www.manpower.co.in

    About WDC

    Founded in 1998, WDC has grown rapidly over the years to become an IT services and staffing company offering consulting, development, application support and staffing services. The company works closely with leading bluechip companies to augment, manage and develop custom solutions for their technology needs.

    WDC embraces a delivery model that provides clients with onsite business and technology consulting services for scoping, planning, project management and quality assurance of software projects with core programming and development work offshoring through our own or the customer's delivery centers here in India. The company's experienced development team of over 1,200 highly-skilled IT professionals work with their clients onsite or offsite.

    The team's development skill sets range from Microsoft Technologies, J2EE, SAP ERP Solutions, IBM technology stack solutions, CRM systems, content management, databases, application servers and rich media, with qualified professional experience across industry verticals such as manufacturing, retailing, government, telecom, property, infrastructure, finance & banking, medical & healthcare.

    The company's quality certifications include ISO 9001:2008 which require the company to have a continuous focus on the effective application of quality, including processes for continual improvement and the assurance of conformity to customer and regulatory requirements. The company is now in the process of achieving CMMI level 3 certification. Operating from Kolkata, Delhi, Bangalore, Pune and Singapore, the company is well recognized for its excellence in execution throughout the value chain of consulting, project management, recruitment and staffing. More information on WDC is available at www.wdc.in.

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    PRN Photo Desk, photodesk@prnewswire.com ManpowerGroup

    CONTACT: Britt Zarling, office, +1-414-906-7272, mobile, +1-414-526-3107,
    Britt.Zarling@manpower.com, or Mark Jelfs, +1-414-906-6675,
    Mark.Jelfs@manpower.com, both of ManpowerGroup

    Web site: http://www.manpowergroup.com/
    http://www.wdc.in/




    Phil Gaines Named Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of YRC Inc.

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan., April 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- YRC Worldwide today announced that Phil J. Gaines has been named Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of YRC Inc., the largest operating division of YRC Worldwide. Most recently, Mr. Gaines held the position of Senior Vice President-Finance for YRC Worldwide. In his new role, Mr. Gaines will report directly to Mike Smid, President-YRC Inc. and Chief Operations Officer YRC Worldwide, with dotted line responsibility to Bill Trubeck, interim Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of YRC Worldwide.

    Mr. Gaines has served in a variety of positions over his 22 years with YRC Worldwide, including Senior Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer, Senior Vice President Investor and Government Relations, and Vice President-Corporate Controller and Chief Accounting Officer. Additionally, Mr. Gaines served as President of Yellow Transportation prior to the integration of Yellow Transportation and Roadway in March 2009.

    "In Phil's new assignment, his primary focus will be to support the financial requirements of the YRC operating unit; however, given his significant and broad experience with the corporation, he will be a valuable resource in the finalization of restructuring efforts for YRC Worldwide," stated Mr. Trubeck.

    "This organizational change further solidifies the Finance management structure following the departure of Sheila Taylor, former Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer-YRC Worldwide, effective March 31, 2011, and the appointment of interim Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Bill Trubeck," stated John Lamar, Chief Restructuring Officer of YRC Worldwide.

    Mr. Gaines also serves as the Vice Chairman on the CommunityAmerica Credit Union Board of Directors and he holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Nebraska Wesleyan University - Lincoln, NE.

    About YRC Worldwide

    YRC Worldwide Inc., a Fortune 500 company headquartered in Overland Park, Kan., is a leading provider of transportation and global logistics services. It is the holding company for a portfolio of successful brands including YRC, YRC Reimer, YRC Glen Moore, Reddaway, Holland and New Penn, and provides China-based services through its Jiayu and JHJ joint ventures. YRC Worldwide has the largest, most comprehensive less-than-truckload (LTL) network in North America with local, regional, national and international capabilities. Through its team of experienced service professionals, YRC Worldwide offers industry-leading expertise in heavyweight shipments and flexible supply chain solutions, ensuring customers can ship industrial, commercial and retail goods with confidence. Please visit www.yrcw.com for more information.

    Investor Contact: Paul Liljegren 913-696-6108 paul.liljegren@yrcw.com Media Contact: Suzanne Dawson Linden, Alschuler & Kaplan 212-329-1420 sdawson@lakpr.com

    Web site: www.yrcw.com

    Follow YRC Worldwide on Twitter: http://twitter.com/yrcworldwide

    YRC Worldwide

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




    Verizon Unveils Innovative Hybrid and Alternative-Energy Vehicles

    LANDOVER, Md., April 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Verizon on Friday (April 1) showcased some of the newest energy-efficient additions to its motor vehicle fleet at an event attended by President Barack Obama. Verizon, which has the third-largest corporate vehicle fleet in the nation, was among five companies recognized by the president for adding substantive numbers of green vehicles.

    Verizon displayed three of its latest energy-efficient vehicles at the event, which featured alternative-energy trucks and cars operated by some of the nation's largest corporations.

    "We're bringing environmentally friendly innovation and advanced technologies to our motor fleet operations," said Jim Gowen, chief sustainability officer for Verizon. "By seizing the opportunity to help improve the environment, our vehicles are saving energy, reducing emissions and improving our greenhouse gas profile."

    At the event, held at a UPS facility in Landover, Verizon displayed a hybrid Chevrolet pick-up, an all-electric Chevrolet Volt and a first-of-its-kind hybrid aerial-splicing vehicle. Over the past few years, the company has added hundreds of hybrid Toyota Priuses, as well as more than 500 compressed natural gas vans and 700 hybrid pickups.

    Verizon is the first communications company to engineer and deploy a hybrid fiber splicing unit. Because of their weight, these vehicles (commonly known as "bucket trucks") traditionally consume significant amounts of fuel. To reduce fuel consumption, the company incorporated a hybrid engine and innovative, onboard batteries that assist in the vehicles' acceleration, and power the bucket lift and lighting units.

    "We're replacing less-efficient vehicles with transformational, energy-efficient cars and trucks - a move that will have a long-term impact on reducing and improving fuel consumption and reducing pollutants," said William Roberts, president of Verizon Maryland and the District of Columbia. "This event is a clear example of what happens when companies are allowed to innovate and deploy different technologies to meet their needs while achieving our shared environmentally positive goals."

    Verizon was also the first company in the nation to deploy hybrid pickup trucks on a large scale, in a commercial setting. Last year, Verizon deployed more than 700 of these vehicles - which improve fuel efficiency by 50 percent and reduce carbon dioxide by 43 percent - and plans to purchase up to 300 additional units in 2011.

    The company will also add several new all-electric Chevrolet Volts to its fleet in 2011. The Volts can travel up to 350 miles on a single charge.

    Verizon has implemented other environmentally friendly programs in its fleet operations, including an energy-saving initiative that requires drivers to turn off vehicles instead of letting them idle. This program saved 1.7 million gallons of fuel in a single year, equivalent to eliminating more than 33 million pounds of CO2.

    Verizon's "telematics" program leverages the company's wireless LTE network to integrate fleet global positioning systems and on-board diagnostic data to monitor and further minimize fuel consumption, speeding and poor driver habits that contribute to energy waste and consumption.

    Verizon now has nearly 2,000 alternative-fuel vehicles in its fleet, and plans to have up to 15 percent of it operating with alternative fuels by 2015.

    To learn more about how Verizon is reducing the environmental impact of its operations, visit http://newscenter.verizon.com/kit/green-press-kit/ or http://responsibility.verizon.com/.

    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 94.1 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 employs a diverse workforce of more than 194,000 and last year generated consolidated revenues of $106.6 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: Rich Young, +1-202-515-2514, richard.j.young@verizon.com, or Lynn
    Staggs, +1-918-590-2403, lynn.staggs@verizon.com

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

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    Go Green This Earth Day With Verizon Wireless' Trade-In ProgramWireless Users Can Now Recycle and Get Value From Their No-Longer-Used Tablets

    BASKING RIDGE, N.J., April 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Offering wireless users more options to get value from their no-longer-used devices and help the environment at the same time, Verizon Wireless today announced that the Verizon Wireless Trade-In Program, initially launched in September 2010 for cell phones, will now accept tablets.

    "Whether you're a mobile user looking to move to the nation's most reliable network or a customer looking to trade up to a new tablet, our Trade-In Program provides options that people can feel good about," said Greg Haller, vice president of consumer solutions for Verizon Wireless. "Adding tablets to our lineup of eligible trade-in devices along with wireless phones, gives users another option to recycle old devices and get value."

    Through the Trade-In Program, wireless users can easily determine if their device has value and if so, receive a Verizon Wireless gift card for trading it in. For example, a wireless user could trade in a tablet today in good condition and receive a Verizon Wireless gift card worth up to $300. Consumers can check tablets accepted and current trade values any time by visiting the Trade-In Program website at www.trade-in.vzw.com. Verizon Wireless gift cards can be used online at www.verizonwireless.com, in Verizon Wireless Communications Stores or to pay a Verizon Wireless bill. The Verizon Wireless Trade-In Program accepts wireless phones and now tablets from most major manufacturers and wireless carriers. For additional information, visit www.trade-in.vzw.com or call the Trade-In Support Center at 1-866-870-5446.

    Customers looking for another option to recycle wireless devices can also take advantage of HopeLine(R) from Verizon, a program that collects devices and accessories to help victims of domestic violence. For more information on HopeLine from Verizon, visit www.verizonwireless.com/hopeline or go to www.youtube.com/watch?v=CnkDUsmkQlk to learn more about HopeLine's recycling efforts.

    To learn more about other green initiatives by Verizon Wireless, visit http://aboutus.vzw.com/Green_Initiative/overview.html.

    About Verizon Wireless

    Verizon Wireless operates the nation's fastest and most advanced 4G network and largest and most reliable 3G network, and serves more than 94 million customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 82,000 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: Elva Lima, Verizon Wireless, +1-908-559-7530,
    Elva.Lima@verizonwireless.com

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

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    Cadmus Communications Announces the Launch of Mobile dPub(TM)

    COLUMBIA, Md., April 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Cadmus Communications www.cadmus.com, a Cenveo company and a global leader in providing a full range of content and print services for publishers, announces our new mobile and desktop content delivery platform for journals, books, magazines and reprints. Cadmus Mobile dPub(TM) is a revolutionary e-delivery system that allows publishers to distribute content easily on any mobile device via a browser-flexible interface. A single link allows for distribution to iPhone, iPad, Android brand phones and tablets, all smart phones and your desktop.

    Simple, fast and cost-effective, Mobile dPub uses your print PDF as the input file which is formatted and uploaded for immediate access from any browser-capable device. There is no need to create an application or sell through the branded marketplaces. If an application-delivered product is part of your strategy, the system allows for content to be wrapped as a native application and available through the Apple and Android marketplaces, with additional distribution channels to be offered soon.

    Content can be securely delivered and managed through a subscription management tool with all of the revenue captured by the publisher. The tool provides for independent import of subscriber lists, subscriber management and payment processing.

    Mobile dPub allows customization of your presentation and supports rich media applications including video, pop-ups, web links, RSS feeds and social media. The text only reading mode is ideal for reading on smaller screen devices and web analytics and reports are easily generated.

    According to James McQueen, Director of Digital Media at Cadmus, "Cadmus Mobile dPub(TM) is an ideal solution for interactive journals, books, magazine, and reprints--allowing publishers to quickly and easily distribute their content electronically to all existing and future browser-enabled mobile devices."

    Cadmus Communications, a Cenveo company, provides end-to-end, integrated graphic communications services to professional publishers, not-for-profit societies, and corporations. Cadmus is one of the world's largest providers of content management and production services to publishers. For more information please visit us at www.cenveo.com.

    Cenveo , headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut, is a leading global provider of print and related resources, offering world-class solutions in the areas of envelopes, custom labels, specialty packaging, commercial print, publisher solutions and business documents. The company provides a one-stop offering through services ranging from design and content management to fulfillment and distribution. With approximately 10,000 employees worldwide, we pride ourselves on delivering quality solutions and service every day for our customers. For more information please visit us at www.cenveo.com.

    CONTACT: Rob Burton, +1-203-595-3005

    Cadmus Communications

    Web site: http://www.cenveo.com/
    http://www.cadmus.com/




    AT&T Building Most Advanced Mobile Broadband Experience in Greater Jacksonville, Announces 2011 Network Upgrade PlansAT&T to Expand Backhaul in 2011 in Greater Jacksonville to Enable 4G Speeds, Increase Mobile Broadband Capacity, Upgrade Hundreds of Cell Sites

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla., April 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- AT&T*, building on its strong 2010 record of network accomplishments, today announced network improvement plans designed to enable 4G speeds** and enhanced reliability to Greater Jacksonville and surrounding communities in 2011. The wireless network enhancement plans are part of AT&T's planned $19-billion investment in its wireless and wireline networks and other capital projects in 2011.

    Marshall Criser, president, AT&T Florida, says AT&T plans the following network improvements in the Greater Jacksonville area in 2011:

    --  Deploying enhanced backhaul connections to over 120 cell sites to enable
    4G speeds
    --  Installing about three new cell sites to improve network coverage around
    the city
    --  Adding spectrum carriers to over 170 cell sites to support more traffic
    --  Deploying Distributed Antenna System (DAS) networks at high-traffic
    venues such as local hotels and arenas to enhance network coverage
    

    "Our story is getting even better for Jacksonville and Florida," Criser said. "Our recently announced agreement to acquire T-Mobile USA represents a great deal for customers and a major commitment to strengthen and expand our network. In fact, this deal, if approved, means that we'll be able to expand the next generation of mobile broadband - 4G LTE - from our current plan of 80 percent of the U.S. population to 95 percent."

    Criser said the T-Mobile acquisition provides a fast, efficient and certain solution to the impending wireless exhaust situation facing both companies while adding cell towers. Additional towers mean additional capacity which means fewer dropped calls. "We'll be able to provide better voice quality and data performance to our customers," he said.

    Criser said AT&T invested nearly $300 million in its Greater Jacksonville wireless and wireline network from 2008 through 2010 as part of its commitment to superior service in the area.

    This year's plans build upon the improvements AT&T completed in 2010 to strengthen the Greater Jacksonville area mobile broadband network, including:

    --  Installing a new cell site to provide enhanced coverage and capacity at
    the St. Augustine Airport, as well as along U.S. 1 in Jacksonville.
    --  Adding spectrum carriers to 97 cell sites.
    --  Deploying DAS networks at four venues to enhance capacity and coverage
    for area businesses and local sports fans.
    

    The nation's fastest mobile broadband network is getting faster with 4G. A key planned upgrade for 2011 is deployment of enhanced backhaul connections to more than 120 cell sites in Greater Jacksonville to enable 4G speeds. Backhaul connections carry traffic between cell sites and AT&T's nationwide network. Enhanced fiber-optic and ethernet backhaul connections expand capacity many times over, and enable additional expansion in the years to come.

    "We're investing in our Jacksonville network to help AT&T customers take advantage of the numerous capabilities of their wireless devices," Criser said. "This year, we're committed to providing best-in-class wireless voice service to our customers, and we're backing that up with the right investments."

    The investments made in the Jacksonville area wireless and wireline networks are part of the more than $2.8 billion AT&T invested from 2008-2010 across Florida, Criser said.

    "No one has fewer dropped calls in Jacksonville than AT&T. As part of the Jacksonville community, we're always looking for new opportunities to provide an enhanced customer experience and our investment in the local wireless network is just one way to accomplish this," noted Rich Guidotti, vice president and general manager, AT&T North Florida.

    AT&T's advanced network provides several important advantages for customers. Unlike some competitors, AT&T's mobile-broadband network provides customers with the ability to talk and surf at the same time. For instance, you can look up directions to an event while staying on the phone with your boss, or browse your favorite social media sites while chatting with a friend. AT&T's mobile broadband network also is up to 35 percent faster than our largest competitor's CDMA-based network on average nationally.

    AT&T also provides access to voice service in more than 220 countries and data service in more than 200 countries. AT&T's largest competitor's CDMA-based devices work in fewer than 45 countries. Business Traveler magazine recently named AT&T as having the "Best Mobile Coverage in the World" - the fourth time AT&T has received the distinction.

    "AT&T is consistently among the top companies in the U.S. in terms of our capital investment and we're committed to helping our customers right here in North Florida take advantage of the numerous capabilities of their wireless devices," said Criser.

    John Peyton, mayor, City of Jacksonville, said AT&T's significant investment to improve its network will further bolster Jacksonville's reputation as a great place to live and work.

    "AT&T's commitment to its customers and to this community are evident by this significant investment in network enhancements that will improve service for customers and enhance the community's abilities to communicate during a time of crisis," said Mayor Peyton. "Jacksonville is fortunate to have great corporate citizens, such as AT&T as part of our city."

    AT&T's focus is delivering the nation's most advanced mobile broadband experience, which includes 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. At the same time, AT&T offers a wide-ranging portfolio of smartphones and devices, with 20 4G devices planned for 2011, including a robust Android lineup. And we're driving development of wide-ranging mobile applications with three AT&T Foundry collaborative innovation centers planned for this year, as well as leadership in multiple initiatives to provide new tools for apps developers.

    AT&T's mobile broadband network is based on the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) family of technologies that includes GSM and UMTS, the most widely used wireless network platforms in the world.

    AT&T also operates the nation's largest Wi-Fi network*** with more than 24,000 hotspots in the U.S. and access to more than 135,000 hotspots globally through roaming agreements. Most AT&T smartphone customers get access to our entire national Wi-Fi network at no additional cost, and Wi-Fi usage doesn't count against customers' monthly data plans.

    For more information about AT&T's coverage in Jacksonville or anywhere in the United States, consumers can visit the AT&T Coverage Viewer. Using the online tool, AT&T customers can measure coverage quality from a street address, intersection, ZIP code or even a landmark.

    For updates on the AT&T wireless network, please visit the AT&T network news page.

    *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.

    **4G speeds delivered by HSPA+ with enhanced backhaul. Available in limited areas. Availability increasing with ongoing backhaul deployment. Requires 4G device. Learn more at att.com/network. Actual speeds experienced will vary and depend on several factors, including device, location, capacity, facilities, and other conditions.

    ***Largest based on company branded and operated hotspots. Access includes AT&T Wi-Fi Basic. A Wi-Fi enabled device required. Other restrictions apply. See www.attwifi.com for details and locations.

    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.

    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 @ATT. 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) 2011 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.

    Cautionary Language Concerning Forward-Looking Statements

    Information set forth in this press release contains financial estimates and other forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties, and actual results might differ materially. A discussion of factors that may affect future results is contained in AT&T's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. AT&T disclaims any obligation to update and revise statements contained in this news release based on new information or otherwise.

    AT&T Inc.

    CONTACT: Stacey Harth of AT&T, Office: +1-404-986-1833, or Mobile:
    +1-404-213-2307, stacey.harth@att.com

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




    OmniVision Doubles Size of Image Sensor Patent Portfolio

    SANTA CLARA, Calif., April 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- OmniVision Technologies, Inc. , a leading developer of advanced digital imaging solutions, today announced the purchase of approximately 850 image sensor-related patents and patent applications from Eastman Kodak Company for $65.0 million in a cash transaction. The transaction was completed on March 31, 2011.

    "We are pleased with the opportunity to double the size of our intellectual property portfolio for CMOS image sensors and to reinforce our leadership role in the advancement of image sensor technologies and solutions," said Shaw Hong, chief executive officer of OmniVision Technologies, Inc. "Market research projections for a number of our target markets suggest that demand for CMOS-based imaging solutions is anticipated to triple or quadruple over the next few years. This patent purchase further solidifies our commitment to technology leadership in this fast growing market."

    The purchased patent portfolio comprises approximately 850 U.S. and foreign patents and patent applications. The intellectual property includes numerous granted patents of key CMOS technologies covering early and fundamental CMOS image sensor work; improvements on foundational architectures, including new features and functions; and next generation performance improvements, miniaturization and cost reduction technologies.

    About OmniVision

    OmniVision Technologies is a leading developer of advanced digital imaging solutions. Its award-winning CMOS imaging technology enables superior image quality in many of today's consumer and commercial applications, including mobile phones, notebooks and webcams, entertainment devices, security and surveillance systems, digital still and video cameras, automotive and medical imaging systems. Find out more at www.ovt.com.

    Safe Harbor Statement

    Certain statements in this press release, including statements relating to projections or expectations regarding future demand or market growth are forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are based on management's current expectations which reflect, in part, certain third-party opinions, and certain factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. These factors include, without limitation, the impact of general economic conditions; the Company's ability to accurately forecast customer demand for its products; fluctuations of wafer manufacturing yields, manufacturing capacity and other manufacturing processes; the continued growth and development of current markets and the emergence of new markets in which the Company sells, or may sell, its products; the market acceptance of products into which the Company's products are designed; the development, production, introduction and marketing of new products and technology; the acceptance of the Company's products in such current and new markets; the Company's strategic investments and relationships, and other risks detailed from time to time in the Company's Securities and Exchange Commission filings and reports, including, but not limited to, the Company's most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and recent Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q. The Company expressly disclaims any obligation to update information contained in any forward-looking statement.

    OmniVision Technologies, Inc.

    CONTACT: Media, Martijn Pierik of Impress Public Relations,
    +1-602-366-5599, martijn@impress-pr.com, or Scott Foster, +1-408-567-3077,
    sfoster@ovt.com, or Investors, Brian M. Dunn, +1-408-653-3263,
    invest@ovt.com, both of OmniVision Technologies

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




    AT&T Building Most Advanced Mobile Broadband Experience in Charlotte, Announces 2011 Network Upgrade PlansAT&T to Expand Backhaul in 2011 in Charlotte to Enable 4G Speeds, Increase Mobile Broadband Capacity, Upgrade Hundreds of Cell Sites

    CHARLOTTE, N.C., April 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- AT&T*, building on its strong 2010 record of network accomplishments, today announced network improvement plans designed to enable 4G speeds** and enhanced reliability to Charlotte and surrounding communities in 2011. The wireless network enhancement plans are part of AT&T's planned $19-billion investment in its U.S. wireless and wireline networks and other capital projects in 2011.

    Todd Lanham, AT&T's external affairs regional director in Charlotte, says AT&T plans the following network improvements in the Charlotte area in 2011:

    --  Replacing more than 400 antennas at more than 96 cell sites, across
    Charlotte and along major highways, to enhance voice quality, reduce
    dropped calls and deliver more efficient, consistent mobile broadband
    speeds.
    --  Delivering additional wireless capacity to more than 259 cell towers in
    Charlotte area through the addition of new layers of frequency, also
    known as "carriers," to more efficiently manage available spectrum and
    increase mobile broadband capacity at local cell sites.
    --  Deploying enhanced backhaul connections to 178 more cell sites to enable
    4G speeds in Charlotte.
    --  Installing nearly 23 additional cells in Charlotte.
    --  Deploying Distributed Antenna System (DAS) networks at multiple venues
    to enhance network coverage during events.
    

    "Our story is getting even better for Charlotte and North Carolina," Lanham said. "Our recently announced agreement to acquire T-Mobile USA represents a great deal for customers and a major commitment to strengthen and expand our network. In fact, this deal, if approved, means that we'll be able to expand the next generation of mobile broadband - 4G LTE - from our current plan of 80 percent of the U.S. population to 95 percent."

    Lanham also highlighted that AT&T invested more than $400 million in its Charlotte wireless and wireline network from 2008 through 2010 as part of its commitment to superior service in the area:

    --  Installing 63 new cell sites
    --  Upgrading 182 cell sites for mobile broadband
    --  Deploying enhanced backhaul connections to 104 cell sites to enable 4G
    speeds and more capacity
    --  Adding spectrum carriers to 83 cell sites
    --  Deploying DAS networks at multiple venues
    

    Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx said AT&T's significant investment to improve its network will further bolster Charlotte's reputation as a great place to live and work.

    "High-tech expansions like this one help our business community, our local economy and our overall quality of life," Foxx said. "Few businesses today are more competitive than the wireless industry. That level of competition results in investment and new technology, which delivers benefits to the entire community."

    The nation's fastest mobile broadband network is getting faster with 4G. A key planned upgrade for 2011 is deployment of enhanced backhaul connections to more than 175 cell sites in Charlotte to enable 4G speeds. Backhaul connections carry traffic between cell sites and AT&T's nationwide network. Enhanced fiber-optic and ethernet backhaul connections expand capacity many times over, and enable additional expansion in the years to come.

    "We're investing in our Charlotte network to help AT&T customers take advantage of the numerous capabilities of their wireless devices," said Alison Hall, vice president and general manager for AT&T Mobility and Consumer Markets in North Carolina and South Carolina. "This year, we're committed to providing best-in-class wireless voice service to our customers, and we're backing that up with the right investments."

    Michael J. Smith, president and CEO of Charlotte Center City Partners, applauded AT&T's network investment in Charlotte.

    "We welcome AT&T's investment in this critical infrastructure for our Center City," Smith said. "Improved mobile broadband will serve our guests, residents and employees with the on-demand bandwidth found in great urban places."

    AT&T's advanced network provides several important advantages for customers. AT&T's mobile-broadband network provides customers with the ability to talk and surf at the same time. For instance, you can look up directions to an event while staying on the phone with your boss, or browse your favorite social media sites while chatting with a friend. AT&T's mobile broadband network also is up to 35 percent faster than our largest competitor's CDMA-based network on average nationally.

    AT&T also provides access to voice service in more than 220 countries and data service in more than 200 countries. AT&T's largest competitor's CDMA-only devices work in fewer than 45 countries. Business Traveler magazine recently named AT&T as having the "Best Mobile Coverage in the World" - the fourth time AT&T has received the distinction.

    AT&T's focus is delivering the nation's most advanced mobile broadband experience, which includes 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. At the same time, AT&T offers a wide-ranging portfolio of smartphones and devices, with 20 4G devices planned for 2011, including a robust Android lineup. And we're driving development of wide-ranging mobile applications with three AT&T Foundry collaborative innovation centers planned for this year, as well as leadership in multiple initiatives to provide new tools for apps developers.

    AT&T's mobile broadband network is based on the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) family of technologies that includes GSM and UMTS, the most widely used wireless network platforms in the world.

    AT&T also operates the nation's largest Wi-Fi network*** with more than 24,000 hotspots in the U.S., and offers access to more than 135,000 hotspots globally through roaming agreements. Most AT&T smartphone customers get access to our entire national Wi-Fi network at no additional cost, and Wi-Fi usage doesn't count against customers' monthly data plans.

    For more information about AT&T's coverage in Charlotte or anywhere in the United States, consumers can visit the AT&T Coverage Viewer. Using the online tool, AT&T customers can measure coverage quality from a street address, intersection, ZIP code or even a landmark.

    For updates on the AT&T wireless network, please visit the AT&T network news page.

    *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.

    **4G speeds delivered by HSPA+ with enhanced backhaul. Available in limited areas. Availability increasing with ongoing backhaul deployment. Requires 4G device. Learn more at att.com/network. Actual speeds experienced will vary and depend on several factors, including device, location, capacity, facilities, and other conditions.

    ***Largest based on company branded and operated hotspots. Access includes AT&T Wi-Fi Basic. A Wi-Fi enabled device required. Other restrictions apply. See www.attwifi.com for details and locations.

    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.

    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 @ATT. 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) 2011 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.

    Cautionary Language Concerning Forward-Looking Statements

    Information set forth in this press release contains financial estimates and other forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties, and actual results might differ materially. A discussion of factors that may affect future results is contained in AT&T's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. AT&T disclaims any obligation to update and revise statements contained in this news release based on new information or otherwise.

    AT&T Inc.

    CONTACT: Josh Gelinas, AT&T Corporate Communications, +1-704-206-9071,
    josh.gelinas@att.com; or Moira Quinn of Charlotte Center City Partners,
    +1-704-332-2227, mquinn@charlottecentercity.org

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




    MTS Announces Filing of 2010 Annual Report

    RA'ANANA, Israel, April 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- MTS - Mer Telemanagement Solutions Ltd. , a global provider of business support systems (BSS) for comprehensive telecommunication management, telecommunications expense management (TEM) solutions and customer care & billing (CC&B) solutions, today announced that it has filed its annual report containing audited consolidated financial statements for the year ended December 31, 2010 with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The annual report is available on the the Company's website (http://www.mtsint.com). Shareholders may receive a hard copy of the annual report free of charge upon request.

    About MTS

    Mer Telemanagement Solutions Ltd. (MTS) is a worldwide provider of innovative solutions for comprehensive telecommunications expense management (TEM) used by enterprises, and for business support systems (BSS) used by information and telecommunication service providers.

    Since 1984, MTS Telecommunications' expense management solutions have been used by thousands of enterprises and organizations to ensure that their telecommunication services are acquired, provisioned, and invoiced correctly. In addition, the MTS's Application Suite has provided customers with a unified view of telecommunication usage, proactive budget control, personal call management, employee cost awareness and more.

    AnchorPoint TEM solutions enable enterprises to gain visibility and control of strategic assets that drive key business processes and crucial competitive advantage. The AnchorPoint's software, consulting and managed services solutions -- including integrated Invoice, Asset, and Usage Management and Business Analytics tools -- provide professionals at every level of the organization with rapid access to concise, actionable data.

    MTS's solutions for Information and Telecommunication Service Providers are used worldwide by wireless and wireline service providers for interconnect billing, partner revenue management and for charging and invoicing their customers. MTS has pre-configured solutions to support emerging carriers of focused solutions (e.g. IPTV, VoIP, WiMAX, MVNO) to rapidly install a full-featured and scaleable solution.

    Headquartered in Israel, MTS markets its solutions through wholly owned subsidiaries in the United States, Hong Kong and The Netherlands as well as through OEM partnerships with Siemens, Phillips, NEC and other vendors. MTS shares are traded on the NASDAQ Capital Market (symbol MTSL). For more information please visit the MTS web site: http://www.mtsint.com.

    Contacts: Company: Alon Mualem CFO Tel: +972-9-7777-540 Email: Alon.Mualem@mtsint.com

    MTS-MER Telemanagement Solutions Ltd

    CONTACT: Contacts: Company: Alon Mualem, CFO, Tel: +972-9-7777-540, Email:
    Alon.Mualem@mtsint.com




    EarthLink Completes Acquisition of One Communications

    ATLANTA, April 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- EarthLink, Inc. , a leading IP infrastructure and services company, today announced that it has completed the acquisition of One Communications Corp. (One Comm), one of the largest privately-held multi-regional integrated telecommunications solutions providers in the United States. The acquisition consideration is approximately $370 million, which includes repayment of approximately $282 million of One Comm net debt and the issuance of approximately 3 million shares of EarthLink common stock. Additionally, approximately $21 million of this consideration is being deposited into escrow to fund potential One Comm post-closing obligations under the merger agreement.

    With the close of the transaction EarthLink will integrate One Comm into its "EarthLink Business" division. The EarthLink Business IP network now spans over 28,000 route miles across 27 states with over 1,300 collocations, 55 switches and 71 metro fiber rings. The company is well positioned to provide secure MPLS-based IP services to a range of multi-location customers across the United States.

    "The acquisition of One Communications is a significant development in further transforming EarthLink into one of the largest IP services companies in the U.S. We now have a fiber-based IP network that covers a substantial portion of the key business markets across the eastern half of the United States, as well as substantial revenue and EBITDA scale in our strategic line of business," said EarthLink Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Rolla P. Huff. "We see tremendous value in the 1.6 million customer relationships we have across the new EarthLink and future growth potential in pursuing value-added managed services over our ubiquitous IP connectivity."

    EarthLink will be updating its financial guidance for 2011 to include the impact of the One Comm acquisition when it issues its first quarter 2011 financial results.

    Cautionary Information Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

    This press release includes "forward-looking" statements (rather than historical facts) that are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those described. Although we believe that the expectations expressed in these forward-looking statements are reasonable, we cannot promise that our expectations will turn out to be correct. Our actual results could be materially different from and worse than our expectations. With respect to such forward-looking statements, we seek the protections afforded by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These risks include, without limitation, the ability to realize expected synergies, cost savings and growth opportunities from the One Communications acquisition; the possibility that the anticipated benefits from the acquisition cannot be fully realized or may take longer or present greater cost to realize than expected; our ability to successfully integrate the operations of One Communications without detracting from our current operations; and other unforeseen difficulties that may occur. These risks and uncertainties also include (1) that we may not be able to execute our business strategy to transition to a leading IP infrastructure and managed services provider, which could adversely impact our results of operations and cash flows; (2) that we may be unsuccessful in making and integrating acquisitions into our business, which could result in operating difficulties, losses and other adverse consequences; (3) that the continuing effects of adverse economic conditions could harm our business; (4) that if we do not continue to innovate and provide products and services that are useful to individual subscribers and business customers, we may not remain competitive, and our revenues and operating results could suffer; (5) that our failure to implement cost reduction initiatives will adversely affect our results of operations; (6) that we will require a significant amount of cash, which may not be available to us, to service our debt and fund our other liquidity needs; (7) that we face significant competition in the Internet industry that could reduce our profitability; (8) that our consumer business is dependent on the availability of third-party network service providers; (9) that the continued decline of our consumer access subscribers, combined with the change in mix of our consumer access base from narrowband to broadband, will adversely affect our results of operations; (10) that our commercial and alliance arrangements may not be renewed or may not generate expected benefits, which could adversely affect our results of operations; (11) that privacy concerns relating to our business could damage our reputation and deter current and potential users from using our services; (12) that changes in technology in the Internet access industry could cause a decline in our business; (13) that we face significant competition in the communications industry that could reduce our profitability; (14) that decisions by the Federal Communications Commission relieving ILECs of certain regulatory requirements, and possible further deregulation in the future, may restrict our ability to provide services and may increase the costs we incur to provide these services; (15) that our wholesale services, including our broadband transport services, will be adversely affected by pricing pressure, network overcapacity, service cancellations and other factors; (16) that our operating performance will suffer if we are not offered competitive rates for the access services we need to provide our long distance services; (17) that we may experience reductions in switched access and reciprocal compensation revenue; (18) that our inability to maintain our network infrastructure, portions of which we do not own, could adversely affect our operating results; (19) that if we are unable to interconnect with AT&T, Verizon and other incumbent carriers on acceptable terms, our ability to offer competitively priced local telephone services will be adversely affected; (20) that we may not be able to compete effectively if we are unable to install additional network equipment or convert our network to more advanced technology; (21) that failure to obtain and maintain necessary permits and rights-of-way could interfere with our network infrastructure and operations; (22) that we may be unable to retain sufficient qualified personnel, and the loss of any of our key executive officers could adversely affect us; (23) that interruption or failure of our network and information systems and other technologies could impair our ability to provide our services, which could damage our reputation and harm our operating results; (24) that our business depends on effective business support systems and processes; (25) that government regulations could adversely affect our business or force us to change our business practices; (26) that our business may suffer if third parties used for customer service and technical support and certain billing services are unable to provide these services or terminate their relationships with us; (27) that we may not be able to protect our intellectual property; (28) that we may be accused of infringing upon the intellectual property rights of third parties, which is costly to defend and could limit our ability to use certain technologies in the future; (29) that if we, or other industry participants, are unable to successfully defend against legal actions, we could face substantial liabilities or suffer harm to our financial and operational prospects; (30) that we may be required to recognize additional impairment charges on our goodwill and intangible assets, which would adversely affect our results of operations and financial position; (31) that we may have to undertake further restructuring plans that would require additional charges, including incurring facility exit and restructuring charges; (32) that we may have exposure to greater than anticipated tax liabilities and the use of our net operating losses and certain other tax attributes could be limited in the future; (33) that we may reduce, or cease payment of, quarterly cash dividends; (34) that our stock price may be volatile; (35) that our indebtedness could adversely affect our financial health and limit our ability to react to changes in our industry; and (36) that provisions of our second restated certificate of incorporation, amended and restated bylaws and other elements of our capital structure could limit our share price and delay a change of management. These risks and uncertainties, as well as other risks and uncertainties that could cause our actual results to differ significantly from management's expectations, are not intended to represent a complete list of all risks and uncertainties inherent in our business, and should be read in conjunction with the more detailed cautionary statements and risk factors included in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2010.

    About EarthLink

    EarthLink, Inc. is a leading provider of Internet Protocol (IP) infrastructure and services to medium-sized and large businesses, enterprise organizations and over 1.5 million consumers across the United States. The company has been providing Internet access and communications services for decades and has earned an award-winning reputation for both outstanding customer service and product innovation. For consumers, EarthLink is a leading Internet Service Provider connecting people to the power and possibilities of the Internet. EarthLink Business(TM) provides voice, data, mobile and equipment services over a Southeast fiber network and MPLS-based services nationwide. For more information, visit EarthLink's website www.earthlink.net.

    EarthLink, Inc.

    CONTACT: Investors: Louis Alterman, +1-404-748-7650, +1-678-472-3252,
    altermanlo@corp.earthlink.net; Media: Michele Sadwick, +1-404-748-7255,
    +1-404-769-8421, sadwick@corp.earthlink.net

    Web site: http://www.earthlink.net/




    AT&T's Corporate Fleet Saved More Than One Million Gallons of Petroleum in 2010AT&T Joins President Obama to Announce Participation in Department of Energy's New National Clean Fleets Partnership

    DALLAS, April 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- AT&T* today announced that its use of compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles in its corporate vehicle fleet helped the company avoid the purchase of more than one million gallons of traditional petroleum fuel in 2010. AT&T announced this milestone as President Obama introduced today the Department of Energy's Clean Cities' National Clean Fleets Partnership. This initiative seeks to help large fleets across the country cut petroleum use by 2.5 billion gallons by 2020.

    AT&T is committed to minimizing its environmental impact and reducing its reliance on imported oil through the deployment of alternative fuel vehicles (AFV) across its corporate fleet. These AFVs include all-electric and hybrid-electric vehicles, along with the CNG vehicles. In 2009, AT&T announced it would spend up to $565 million to deploy approximately 15,000 AFVs through 2018. Through 2013, AT&T expects to purchase up to 8,000 CNG vehicles at an anticipated cost of $350 million. As of March 2011, AT&T has deployed more than 3,500 AFVs, including more than 2,400 CNG vehicles in 543 cities in 35 states and the District of Columbia. AT&T's total fleet numbers more than 73,500 vehicles.

    "Avoiding the purchase of one million gallons of petroleum fuel is a significant milestone for AT&T in our quest to reduce our dependence on imported of oil," said Jerome Webber, vice president of AT&T Global Fleet Operations. "Our investment in more fuel efficient vehicles helps minimize our impact on the environment, delivers bottom line benefits to our company and helps to spur job growth in the domestic clean energy sector."

    According to a 2009 Center for Automotive Research report, AT&T's planned alternative fuel vehicle initiative would:

    --  Create or save - on average - approximately 1,000 jobs per year over the
    first five years of the initiative
    --  Save 49 million gallons of gasoline over the 10-year deployment period
    --  Reduce carbon emissions by 211,000 metric tons - the greenhouse gas
    equivalent of removing 38,600 passenger vehicles from the road for one
    year
    

    AT&T is committed to integrating sustainable business practices across its business and was recently added to Corporate Responsibility Magazine's 12th Annual 100 Best Corporate Citizens List. AT&T was also included in the 2010 Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index (DJSI) and in Carbon Disclosure Project's (CDP) 2010 Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index (CDLI.) Visit www.att.com/csr and www.att.com/sustainability to learn more about sustainability at AT&T. Also visit www.att.com/csr to download the AT&T's Citizenship & Sustainability Reports.

    *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, voice and cloud-based services. A leader in mobile broadband and emerging 4G capabilities, AT&T also offers the best wireless coverage worldwide of any U.S. carrier, 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.

    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 @ATT.

    (C) 2011 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.

    AT&T Inc.

    CONTACT: Channing Barringer of AT&T Inc., +1-202-772-6980,
    cbarringer@att.com

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




    Genworth Financial Trust Company Adds Cash Advantage(SM) - Checking Account Option for Investment Accounts

    PHOENIX, April 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Reflecting its commitment to provide comprehensive custody services for the clients of independent financial advisors, Genworth Financial Trust Company(GFTC),a subsidiary of Genworth Financial, Inc. announced today the launch of its Cash Advantage service. Cash Advantage - Checking enables clients to have the option to link an investment account to a checking account offered through The Bancorp Bank, an FDIC-insured on-line commercial bank and wholly owned subsidiary of The Bancorp, Inc., .

    With this innovative new option, investors will have an interest-bearing cash management solution with all the features of a checking account to meet their everyday banking needs while keeping assets working toward long-term investment goals. The Cash Advantage - Checking Account includes overdraft protection through a linked GFTC custodial account, an option to make automatic monthly transfers, online account access, free checks and debit card, as well as a host of other features.

    "We work closely with independent financial advisors and try to give them the best tools in the industry to serve their clients. Based upon advisor feedback, providing access to banking services linked to investment accounts custodied here was one of the best ways we could help them offer a more complete solution," said Brad Wheeler, president of GFTC. "Bancorp's technology and its willingness to build a cutting-edge as well as reliable program made them the clear choice. They understand our business and what it takes to serve this market well."

    "We share a commitment to serving financial advisors and their clients with top-ranked products and services. We are also pleased to work with a company that has grown and prospered through challenging market cycles," said Frank Mastrangelo, president of The Bancorp Bank. "We expect this relationship to grow and we look forward to working together to create innovative solutions in the wealth management space."

    About Genworth Financial Trust Company

    Genworth Financial Trust Company (GFTC) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Genworth Financial, Inc. GFTC has more than fifteen years' experience serving a growing base of financial advisors and now serves over 60,000 investors and has more than $13 billion in assets in custody. GFTC delivers custodial and administrative services specializing in meeting the needs of independent financial advisors and their clients. GFTC is located in Phoenix, Arizona and serves clients across the United States.

    About Genworth Financial

    Genworth Financial, Inc. is a leading Fortune 500 global financial security company. Genworth has more than $100 billion in assets and employs approximately 6,500 people with a presence in more than 25 countries. Its products and services help meet the investment, protection, retirement and lifestyle needs of more than 15 million customers. Genworth operates through three segments: Retirement and Protection, International and U.S. Mortgage Insurance. Its products and services are offered through financial intermediaries, advisors, independent distributors and sales specialists. Genworth Financial, which traces its roots back to 1871, became a public company in 2004 and is headquartered in Richmond, Virginia. For more information, visit Genworth.com. From time to time Genworth releases important information via postings on its corporate website. Accordingly, investors and other interested parties are encouraged to enroll to receive automatic email alerts and Really Simple Syndication (RSS) feeds regarding new postings. Enrollment information is found under the "Investors" section of Genworth.com.

    About The Bancorp, Inc.

    The Bancorp, Inc. is a financial holding company that operates The Bancorp Bank, an FDIC-insured online commercial bank that delivers a wide range of financial services and products through a network of private-label, affinity partnerships nationwide. These "branchless banking" programs enable members, employees and customers of affinity partners to access online banking services, customized for them, under the affinity partner's brand. The Bancorp Bank is headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware, with offices in Philadelphia, Exton and Warminster, Pa.; Chicago, Ill.; Crofton, Md.; Orlando, Fla.; and Sioux Falls, S.D. Total assets of The Bancorp Bank, as of December 31, 2010, are $2.4 billion.

    Genworth Financial Wealth Management

    CONTACT: Media: Tom Topinka, +1-804-662-2444, thomas.topinka@genworth.com,
    or Sahana Jayaraman, +1-415-633-3216, sjayaraman@peppercom.com; or The
    Bancorp, Inc., Andres Viroslav, +1-215-861-7990,
    andres.viroslav@thebancorp.com

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




    Senior Management of New Energy Commits to Personally Buying Approximately $1 Million of Stock via Open Market Purchases

    SHENZHEN, China, April 1 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- New Energy Systems Group ("New Energy" or the "Company"), a vertically integrated original design manufacturer and distributor of lithium ion batteries and backup power systems, today announced that the Company's senior management team (including its Chairman, CEO and CFO) has committed to personally buying approximately $1 million stock via open market purchases.

    "On our recent earnings call we promised to personally buy additional shares, and I am pleased to announce we are following through on our promise," stated Jack Yu, Chairman of New Energy Systems Group. "As the Company's single largest shareholder, I am highly incentivized to help create shareholder value. I have never sold any of my NEWN shares and I am a firm believer in our Company's ability to execute on our business plans. Given our Company's exciting growth prospects and attractive valuation, I can think of no better place to invest than in New Energy Systems Group. Along with our CEO, CFO, I have initiated the process to open trading accounts with a U.S. based brokerage firm. Once these accounts become active, we will begin buying shares. We are also evaluating other alternatives designed to create shareholder value and will update investors as appropriate."

    Form 4s must be filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission after management purchases shares of the Company. Among other things, the Form 4s will indicate the name of the purchaser, the number of shares purchased, and the per share purchase price. The Company has also committed to update investors with a press release once the shares have been.

    About New Energy Systems Group

    New Energy Systems Group is a vertically integrated original design manufacturer and distributor of lithium ion batteries and backup power systems for leading manufacturers of mobile phones, laptops, digital cameras, MP3s and a variety of other portable electronics. The Company's end-user consumer products are sold under the Anytone(R) brand in China while it's commercial and OEM batteries and battery components are sold under New Power and E'Jenie. The fast pace of new mobile device introductions in China combined with a growing middle class make it fertile ground for New Energy's end-user consumer products, as well as its high powered, light weight lithium ion batteries. In addition to historically strong organic growth, New Energy is expected to benefit from economies of scale, broader distribution and higher profit margins in 2011. Additional information about the company is available at: www.newenergysystemsgroup.com.

    For more information, please contact: COMPANY New Energy Systems Group Ken Lin, VP of Investor Relations Tel: +1-917-573-0302 Email: ken@newenergysystemsgroup.com Web: www.newenergysystemsgroup.com INVESTOR RELATIONS HC International, Inc. John Mattio, SVP Tel: US +1-212-301-7130 Email: john.mattio@hcinternational.net Web: www.hcinternational.net

    New Energy Systems Group

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




    /C O R R E C T I O N -- Network-1 Security Solutions, Inc./

    In the news release, Network-1 Reports 2010 Year-end Financial Results, issued 01-Apr-2011 by Network-1 Security Solutions, Inc. over PR Newswire, we are advised by the company that in the first paragraph, the diluted amount per share should read "$0.67" rather than "$.067" as originally issued inadvertently. The complete, corrected release follows:

    Network-1 Reports 2010 Year-end Financial Results

    2010 Patent Litigation Settlement Produces 5 New Licensees and Significant Revenue

    NEW YORK, April 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Network-1 Security Solutions, Inc. , a company specializing in the acquisition, licensing, and protection of intellectual property, today announced financial results for the year ended December 31, 2010. Network-1 reported net income of $19,236,000 or $0.79 per share ($0.67 per share on a diluted basis) for the year ended December 31, 2010 as compared to a net loss of ($2,578,000) or $(0.11) for the year ended December 31, 2009. Included in the results for 2010 and 2009 are non-cash compensation expenses of $402,000 and $901,000, respectively.

    "It was a tremendous year for Network-1," commented Corey M. Horowitz, Chairman and CEO of Network-1. "We successfully resolved our second litigation over our Remote Power Patent and now have 11 licensees to this important technology, including some of the largest technology companies in the world". "We look forward now to licensing our technology to other vendors of Power over Ethernet equipment and, if necessary, enforcing our IP where appropriate. As importantly, we are extremely well positioned to pursue new opportunities in the intellectual property monetization arena."

    The following are financial and strategic highlights:

    --  Revenues: Network-1 had revenues of $33,037,000 for the year December
    31, 2010 as compared with $811,000 of revenues for the year ended
    December 31, 2009.  Revenues for 2010 include $32,320,000 from the
    settlement of its patent litigation in July 2010.
    

    --  Patent Litigation Settlement: On July 19, 2010, Network-1 announced that
    it agreed to settle its patent litigation against Adtran, Inc., Cisco
    Systems, Inc. and Cisco-Linksys, LLC, (collectively, "Cisco"), Enterasys
    Networks, Inc., Extreme Networks, Inc., Foundry Networks, Inc., and 3Com
    Corporation, Inc., pending in the United States District Court for the
    Eastern District of Texas, Tyler Division, for infringement Network-1's
    Remote Power Patent, U.S. Patent No. 6,218,930 ("Remote Power Patent").
    As part of the settlement, Adtran, Cisco, Enterasys, Extreme Networks
    and Foundry Networks each entered into a settlement agreement with
    Network-1 and agreed to enter into non-exclusive licenses for the Remote
    Power Patent (the "Licensed Defendants").  Under the terms of the
    licenses, the Licensed Defendants paid to Network-1 an aggregate upfront
    payment of approximately $31 million and also agreed to license the
    Remote Power Patent for its full term, which expires in March 2020.
    

    Additional highlights of the Patent Litigation Settlement include the following:

    --  Cisco agreed to pay royalties (beginning in 2011) based on its sales of
    Power over Ethernet ("PoE") products up to maximum royalty payments per
    year of $8 million through 2015 and $9 million per year thereafter for
    the remaining term of the Remote Power Patent.  The aforementioned
    royalty payments are subject to certain conditions including the
    continued validity of Network-1's Remote Power Patent, and the actual
    amounts received may be less than the caps stated above.
    

    --  The settlement with 3Com provides for a dismissal of the litigation
    without prejudice.  The release covers sales of certain 3Com Power over
    Ethernet products sold through the date of the settlement.
    

    --  Network-1 and 3Com's parent, Hewlett Packard Corporation, agreed that
    the dismissal does not apply to Hewlett-Packard Power over Ethernet
    products and that any future litigation involving Network-1 and Hewlett
    Packard concerning the Remote Power Patent will be in the United States
    District Court for the Eastern District of Texas.
    

    --  For additional details of the settlement, please see Network-1's Current
    Report on Form 8-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on
    July 20, 2010.
    

    The Remote Power Patent relates to, among other things, the delivery of power over Ethernet cables in order to remotely power network connected devices including, among others, wireless switches, wireless access points, RFID card readers, VOIP telephones and network cameras. In June 2003, the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) approved the IEEE 802.3af Power over Ethernet ("PoE") standard which has led to the rapid adoption of PoE.

    Consistent with its activities over the past several years, Network-1 plans on continuing its licensing activities relating to the Remote Power Patent. Such licensing activities may require the expenditure of cash to support the licensing and enforcement of the Remote Power Patent. In addition, Network-1 may acquire additional intellectual property assets in the future to develop, commercialize, license or otherwise monetize such intellectual property. In this regard, Network-1 continually reviews opportunities to acquire or license additional intellectual property for the purpose of pursuing licensing opportunities related to its existing intellectual property portfolio or otherwise. Network-1 may also enter into strategic relationships with third parties to develop, commercialize, license or otherwise monetize their intellectual property. The form of such relationships may vary depending upon the opportunity and may include, among other things, a strategic investment in such third party or the formation of a joint venture for the purpose of monetizing such third party's intellectual property assets.

    "We continue to be presented with exciting opportunities in the IP monetization space," said Mr. Horowitz. "Our knowledge, discipline and experience combined with our resources opens many doors in this fast growing business. More and more companies are reaching out to monetize their intellectual property portfolios and this has created some large and well-publicized transactions," continued Mr. Horowitz.

    ABOUT NETWORK-1 SECURITY SOLUTIONS, INC.

    Network-1 Security Solutions, Inc. is engaged in the acquisition, development, licensing and protection of its intellectual property and proprietary technologies. It currently owns six patents covering various telecommunications and data networking technologies and is currently focusing its licensing efforts on its Remote Power Patent (U.S. Patent No. 6,218,930) covering the remote delivery of power over Ethernet networks. The Remote Power Patent was granted by the U.S. Office of Patents and Trademarks on April 21, 2001 and expires on March 11, 2020.

    This release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the "safe harbor" provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements address future events and conditions concerning Network-1's business plans. Such statements are subject to a number of risk factors and uncertainties as disclosed in the Network-1's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2010 including, among others, the ability of Network-1 to enter into additional license agreements with third parties for its intellectual property or the intellectual property of its strategic partners, the ability of Network-1 to receive significant royalties from its existing license agreements, the uncertainty of patent litigation, Network-1's ability to achieve revenues and profits from its intellectual property or the intellectual property of its strategic partners, Network-1's ability to execute its strategy to acquire additional patents or enter into strategic relationships with third parties to license or otherwise monetize their intellectual property, the continued viability of the PoE market, future economic conditions and technology changes and legislative, regulatory and competitive developments. Except as otherwise required to be disclosed in periodic reports, Network-1 expressly disclaims any future obligation or undertaking to update or revise any forward-looking statement contained herein.

    The condensed statements of operations and condensed balance sheet are attached.

    Statements of Operations

    Years Ended December 31, ------------ 2010 2009 ---- ---- ROYALTY REVENUE $33,037,000 $811,000 COST OF REVENUE 9,595,000 76,000 --------- ------ GROSS PROFIT 23,442,000 735,000 ---------- ------- OPERATING EXPENSES: General and administrative 3,771,000 $2,413,000 Non-cash compensation 402,000 901,000 ------- ------- 3,314,000 TOTAL OPERATING EXPENSES 4,173,000 --------- --------- OPERATING INCOME (LOSS) 19,269,000 (2,579,000) OTHER INCOME (EXPENSES): Interest income, net 41,000 1,000 ------ ----- INCOME (LOSS) BEFORE INCOME TAXES $19,310,000 (2,578,000) INCOME TAXES 74,000 - ------ NET INCOME (LOSS) $19,236,000 $(2,578,000) =========== =========== Net Income (Loss) Per Share Basic $0.79 $(0.11) ===== ====== Diluted $0.67 $(0.11) ===== ====== Weighted average common shares outstanding Basic 24,422,567 24,135,557 ========== ========== Diluted 28,619,982 24,135,557 ========== ==========

    Condensed Balance Sheet as of December 31, 2010

    21,348,000 Cash and cash equivalents $ ========== Total current assets $22,776,000 =========== Total assets $22,865,000 =========== Total current liabilities $2,170,000 ========== Total long term liabilities $0 === Total stockholders' equity $20,695,000 ===========

    Contacts:Network-1 Security Solutions, Inc.Corey M. Horowitz, Chairman and CEO212-829-5770

    Network-1 Security Solutions, Inc.

    Web site: http://www.network-1.com/




    CDI Corp. Schedules 2011 First Quarter Earnings Announcement, Conference Call

    PHILADELPHIA, April 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- CDI Corp. will report its 2011 first quarter results on Thursday, April 28, 2011, prior to the opening of the market.

    Following the release, management will hold a conference call at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time to discuss the company's results. The call can be accessed live, via the Internet, at www.cdicorp.com. A replay will be available for 14 days.

    Company Information

    Headquartered in Philadelphia, CDI Corp. is a leading provider of engineering and information technology outsourcing solutions and professional staffing. Its operating units include CDI Engineering Solutions, CDI IT Solutions, CDI AndersElite Limited and Management Recruiters International, Inc. Visit CDI at www.cdicorp.com.

    CDI Corp.

    CONTACT: Vincent Webb, Vice President, Corporate Communications and
    Marketing, +1-215-636-1240, Vince.Webb@cdicorp.com, or Mark Kerschner,
    Chief Financial Officer, +1-215-636-1105, Mark.Kerschner@cdicorp.com

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




    PR Newswire to Launch Social Media Tools to Engage Audiences with Dynamic Content

    NEW YORK, April 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- PR Newswire, the leader of innovative marketing and communication solutions, will introduce social engagement tools that enable simple integration of custom Facebook pages to bolster PR and Marketing strategies that drive audience engagement through the popular social network.

    To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click: http://multivu.prnewswire.com/mnr/prnewswire/49493/

    The user-friendly tools empower organizations to efficiently enhance their Facebook presence, engage with their existing fan base and capture new fans through the channel they most frequently seek information. By designing custom tabs to highlight specific campaigns and products, organizations can share targeted, fan-only multimedia content and conduct special promotions and interactive polling, creating a more in-depth and influential brand experience for their audience in one convenient dashboard.

    "The level of engagement that can be cultivated through social media channels is undeniable and organizations today must consider their Facebook presence a significant part of their PR or Marketing campaign," said Ken Dowell, executive vice president, Audience Development, PR Newswire. "As part of PR Newswire's continued effort to provide our customers with effective audience engagement solutions, this new tool will help them leverage dynamic, interactive content to drive demand, awareness and opportunity."

    Additional features include automatic posting of news releases, Twitter feeds and other multimedia assets to provide fresh data without any effort, as well as the ability for organizations to easily monitor and measure conversation and feedback on their Facebook page. PR Newswire will service the initial set up and integration of the Facebook page and provides user-friendly tools so maintaining and updating content is easy to manage and does not require the support of IT. For more information, contact fbsolutions@prnewswire.com.

    About PR Newswire

    PR Newswire (www.prnewswire.com) is the premier global provider of multimedia platforms that enable marketers, corporate communicators, sustainability officers, public affairs and investor relations officers to leverage content to engage with all their key audiences. Having pioneered the commercial news distribution industry 56 years ago, PR Newswire today provides end-to-end solutions to produce, optimize and target content - from rich media to online video to multimedia - and then distribute content and measure results across traditional, digital, mobile and social channels. Combining the world's largest multi-channel, multi-cultural content distribution and optimization network with comprehensive workflow tools and platforms, PR Newswire enables the world's enterprises to engage opportunity everywhere it exists. PR Newswire serves tens of thousands of clients from offices in the Americas, Europe, Middle East, Africa and the Asia-Pacific region, and is a United Business Media company.

    CONTACT: Rachel Meranus, Vice President, Marketing and Communications, PR Newswire, +1-201-360-6776, Rachel.Meranus@prnewswire.com; or Meryl Serouya, Marketing and Communications Associate, PR Newswire, +1-201-360-6009, Meryl.Serouya@prnewswire.com

    Video: http://multivu.prnewswire.com/mnr/prnewswire/49493 PR Newswire Association LLC

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




    Charter Announces Resignation of Executive Vice President, Programming and Legal AffairsGregory L. Doody to Return to Restructuring Practice

    ST. LOUIS, April 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Charter Communications, Inc. today announced that Gregory L. Doody, Executive Vice President, Programming and Legal Affairs, has resigned to return to his restructuring advisory practice, Dumaine Advisors, LLC. Doody, who has worked with Charter since 2008, guided the Company through a successful financial restructuring in 2008 and 2009. He will remain with the company through a transition period.

    "I would like to thank Greg for his tireless efforts and numerous contributions during the restructuring process, while at the same time leading our legal, regulatory and government relations teams," said Mike Lovett, Charter's President and Chief Executive Officer. "His skills have been a great asset to the company and we wish him much success in his future endeavors."

    "I have the utmost respect for Mike Lovett and the outstanding senior leadership team he has assembled. Under his leadership, I have every confidence that Charter will enjoy a very bright future," said Doody. "I am proud of what the Charter team has accomplished over the last several years, and, with Charter now on solid footing, I am ready to return to the restructuring arena and use my skills to assist other companies."

    Doody has led successful in-court and out-of-court restructurings for large corporations, including Charter, Calpine Corporation and HealthSouth Corporation. Prior to joining Charter in 2008, Doody served as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Calpine Corporation since 2006. Previously, he served as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of HealthSouth.

    About Charter

    Charter is a leading broadband communications company and the fourth-largest cable operator in the United States. Charter provides a full range of advanced broadband services, including advanced Charter TV(TM) video entertainment programming, Charter Internet(TM) access, and Charter Phone(TM). Charter Business(R) similarly provides scalable, tailored, and cost-effective broadband communications solutions to business organizations, such as business-to-business Internet access, data networking, business telephone, video and music entertainment services, and wireless backhaul. Charter's advertising sales and production services are sold under the Charter Media(R) brand. More information about Charter can be found at charter.com.

    Charter Communications, Inc.

    CONTACT: Media, Anita Lamont, +1-314-543-2215, or Analysts, Mary Jo
    Moehle, +1-314-543-2397, both for Charter Communications, Inc.

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




    UBM Studios Virtual Event Brings UBM Connect TTG's Audience of Travel Professionals Together with Cruise Suppliers

    CHICAGO, April 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- UBM Connect's TTG Virtual: Cruise took place on March 29, 2011 to bring cruise travel professionals together to sell more cruise. The virtual event was supported by the Association of Cruise Experts (ACE). Powered by UBM Studios, the event is now available on demand for the next six months.

    The virtual event drew over 1,000 registrants and 500 live attendees. In addition, over 3,000 chats, emails and business cards were exchanged throughout the day by UK travel professionals.

    The seminar theater program, led by Daniel Pearce, editor of TTG, includes tips and tools to sell more from within and outside the cruise industry. Topics include:

    --  Overcoming barriers to sale
    --  Broadening the cruise customer base
    --  Using technology to sell more cruise
    --  Get into river cruises - a fast-moving profit stream
    --  Adding value to cruise sales - for the agent and the customer
    

    The Exhibit Hall showcases booths from ACE: Association of Cruise Experts, APT, Azamara, Celebrity Cruises, Compagnie du Ponant, Cruise Shipping Miami, Dubai Tourism Hurtigruten, lowcostbeds and resorthoppa, MSC Cruises, Norwegian Cruise Line, Regent, Royal Caribbean, Seabourn, Silversea and Viking River Cruises.

    Additionally, in the TTG Virtual Networking Lounge, event attendees were able to chat with peers one-on-one or in group chats.

    For additional information on UBM Studios or to purchase a virtual business solution, contact Michele McPhail at (773) 687-4321 or michele.mcphail@ubm.com.

    To follow UBM Studios on Twitter, visit http://twitter.com/UBMStudios, to follow on Facebook, visit UBM Studios and to follow on LinkedIn, visit UBM Studios.

    About TTG Virtual

    TTG Virtual is a new division within TTG, providing high-quality live online events for the travel industry. All the events are totally free for travel professionals to take advantage of and save days in lost time on travelling to, and moving around, traditional events - no train fares, hotel room costs or crowds...just you and the suppliers and a vast array of top-notch speakers, content, networking and debate.

    TTG is the leading UK travel trade media brand, informing, championing and inspiring travel professionals across print, online and events channels every week. TTG is owned by UBM Connect, which provides B2B media solutions for the specialised markets of travel, music, agriculture, sound reproduction, broadcast technology and business transfer in the UK and globally.

    About UBM Studios (www.ubmstudios.com)

    UBM Studios leads the industry in world class user engagement for virtual environments, social networking and gaming. A global marketing service, UBM Studios delivers content, audience and in-depth analytics driving deeper award winning user engagement paired with vision, process and execution.

    About United Business Media Limited

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

    ContactMichele McPhailUBM Studios773 687 4321michele.mcphail@ubm.com

    UBM Studios

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




    Leading Digital Agencies Zeta and 99moves Create a Short Film in Support of Young Filmmakers

    LONDON, April 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading video SEO agency 99moves and their sister company Zeta, have teamed up with a collection of up and coming young filmmakers to create a short film. "The short film, entitled 'The Storm' (Watch and share 'The Storm'), is a fresh and insightful way for 99moves and the group to lend their voices to the debate surrounding the abolishment of the UK Film Council." By commissioning the short film Zeta and 99moves hoped to offer home grown talent not only the chance to cut their teeth in film making but also the chance to showcase their opinion on the Arts Budget cuts in a fresh and innovative way.

    Zeta and 99moves are proud to be part of the UK's ever growing creative community, even though it is a community that has been highly affected by the cuts made to the Arts Budget. Arguably the most controversial decision was that of abolishing the UK Film Council, the iconic funding body for independent film in the UK. Although Zeta and 99moves strongly believe abolishing the UK Film Council to be a counterproductive idea, 'The Storm' was created not to dwell on bad press but offer a positive spin on a negative event. The message within the film is for filmmakers not to give up, the abolishment of the UK Film Council is not a sign British cinema is disintegrating and with hard work and passion British talent will still prosper within the global film industry.

    'The Storm' focuses on one man's struggle against a lack of interest and a brewing storm to screen his own short film, we follow him as he traipses across the English countryside to the perfect screening spot and begins to build his own cinema screen. The storm is closing in around him yet he still battles on, unwilling to let his opportunity go.

    The film itself was put together by a crew of young filmmakers who are all facing a similar struggle ahead of them as they head into a career in the notoriously hard film industry. Each member of the cast and crew gave up their spare time, expertise and equipment for free not only to gain experience putting together a short film but also contribute to something they felt a personal connection to. Equally, the main location within the film was donated by The Durleston Head Country Park, an organisation that had also been affected by the Arts Council funding cuts. Feeling a connection to the project they provided the highly sought after location for free.

    Rosie Box, producer of 'The Storm' said 'the film industry has always been a notoriously difficult to break into, which is why we were so excited about giving a handful of young filmmakers the opportunity to create a not just a short film, but a short film that said something about their own industry'. She added 'I believe 'The Storm' showcases the hard working and dedicated filmmaking talent that the UK is so good at producing'.

    With 'The Storm' Zeta and 99moves hope to show that even though the UK Film Council has been disbanded, the plethora of talent produced by the UK will continue to offer valuable expertise and unrivalled talent within the global film industry.

    Zeta and 99moves are dedicated to supporting new talent within the media industry, show your support by sharing 'The Storm' here.

    About 99moves

    Further information about leading video SEO agency 99moves can be obtained from the website http://www.99moves.com/ . Creating practical and inspired solutions for the world of video SEO, 99moves offers expert and friendly advice.

    Press Contact Details
    For further information on 99moves's services please contact:
    Henry Waterfall-Allen
    20 Broadwick Street, London W1F 8HT
    Tel: +44 (0) 207 183 7937
    Email: everyone@99moves.com

    99moves

    Web site: http://www.99moves.com/




    Oberthur Cash Protection Becomes the 1st European Sponsor for the ATM Industry Association

    LONDON and PARIS, April 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ATMIA Europe announced today that Oberthur Cash Protection has become the first regional sponsor of ATMIA in Europe.

    "As a world leading providers in cash protection solutions, we have worked with Oberthur Cash Protection for many years and have enjoyed their numerous contributions to our ATM Security Conferences. We are delighted to extend and deepen this important relationship through a new European regional sponsorship," commented Flora Hamilton, Executive Director of ATMIA Europe. "We welcome them as our first European sponsor and appreciate this great support of our association, its members and our industry work across Europe."

    "The very first ink staining system prototype to protect valuables originated in their labs in Dijon, France in 1985 and twenty-six years on, Oberthur Cash Protection continues to demonstrate its leadership and great support to the cash and ATM industries," she continued.

    "We are very pleased and excited by this opportunity of close collaboration with ATMIA. We believe the role of the ATMIA association is crucial for our industry and Oberthur Cash Protection is proud to support it" said Patrice Rullier, Managing Director at Oberthur Cash Protection.

    About ATMIA

    The ATM Industry Association is a global non-profit trade association with over 2,000 members in 50 countries. Its mission is to promote ATM convenience, growth and usage worldwide, protect the ATM industry's assets, interests, good name and public trust; and provide education, best practices, political voice and networking opportunities for member organizations. In June 2003, ATMIA established the Global ATM Security Alliance (GASA) (http://www.globalasa.com) with the mission to employ global security resources in a united alliance in order to protect the ATM industry from criminal activity.

    http://www.atmia.com

    About Oberthur Cash Protection

    Established in 1985, Oberthur Cash Protection, a French industrial company, specializes in design, manufacture, sale and operation of intelligent solutions for secure cash transportation and storage and securing automated teller machines.

    For the greater security of employees, cash and the public, Oberthur Cash Protection has created a concept securing all stages of cash transportation, from the secure centre through storage and distribution of banknotes.

    About Oberthur Technologies

    Oberthur Technologies is a world leader in the field of secure technologies: systems development, solutions and services for smart cards (payment cards, SIM cards, access cards, NFC...) and for secure identity documents, traditional and electronic (identity card, passport, health care card), production of banknotes, cheques and other fiduciary documents, intelligent systems to secure cash-in-transit and ATM. Oberthur Technologies has 6,800 employees through 40 countries and 65 sites. The Group posted 2010 sales of EUR979M.

    Website http://www.oberthur.com

    For more information: http://www.oberthur.com

    Oberthur Technologies & ATMIA

    CONTACT: Corporate: Charlotte LAFONT-MACHIN, Telephone: +33-1-55-46-71-23,
    Email: c.lafont-machin@oberthur.com; Flora Hamilton at
    flora.hamilton@atmia.com




    Oberthur Cash Protection Becomes the 1st European Sponsor for the ATM Industry Association

    LONDON and PARIS, April 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- ATMIA Europe announced today that Oberthur Cash Protection has become the first regional sponsor of ATMIA in Europe.

    "As a world leading providers in cash protection solutions, we have worked with Oberthur Cash Protection for many years and have enjoyed their numerous contributions to our ATM Security Conferences. We are delighted to extend and deepen this important relationship through a new European regional sponsorship," commented Flora Hamilton, Executive Director of ATMIA Europe. "We welcome them as our first European sponsor and appreciate this great support of our association, its members and our industry work across Europe."

    "The very first ink staining system prototype to protect valuables originated in their labs in Dijon, France in 1985 and twenty-six years on, Oberthur Cash Protection continues to demonstrate its leadership and great support to the cash and ATM industries," she continued.

    "We are very pleased and excited by this opportunity of close collaboration with ATMIA. We believe the role of the ATMIA association is crucial for our industry and Oberthur Cash Protection is proud to support it" said Patrice Rullier, Managing Director at Oberthur Cash Protection.

    About ATMIA

    The ATM Industry Association is a global non-profit trade association with over 2,000 members in 50 countries. Its mission is to promote ATM convenience, growth and usage worldwide, protect the ATM industry's assets, interests, good name and public trust; and provide education, best practices, political voice and networking opportunities for member organizations. In June 2003, ATMIA established the Global ATM Security Alliance (GASA) (http://www.globalasa.com) with the mission to employ global security resources in a united alliance in order to protect the ATM industry from criminal activity.

    http://www.atmia.com

    About Oberthur Cash Protection

    Established in 1985, Oberthur Cash Protection, a French industrial company, specializes in design, manufacture, sale and operation of intelligent solutions for secure cash transportation and storage and securing automated teller machines.

    For the greater security of employees, cash and the public, Oberthur Cash Protection has created a concept securing all stages of cash transportation, from the secure centre through storage and distribution of banknotes.

    About Oberthur Technologies

    Oberthur Technologies is a world leader in the field of secure technologies: systems development, solutions and services for smart cards (payment cards, SIM cards, access cards, NFC...) and for secure identity documents, traditional and electronic (identity card, passport, health care card), production of banknotes, cheques and other fiduciary documents, intelligent systems to secure cash-in-transit and ATM. Oberthur Technologies has 6,800 employees through 40 countries and 65 sites. The Group posted 2010 sales of EUR979M.

    Website http://www.oberthur.com

    For more information: http://www.oberthur.com

    Oberthur Technologies & ATMIA

    CONTACT: Corporate: Charlotte LAFONT-MACHIN, Telephone: +33-1-55-46-71-23,
    Email: c.lafont-machin@oberthur.com; Flora Hamilton at
    flora.hamilton@atmia.com




    AT&T U-verse TV Launches Music Choice TV Application and Interactive Music Network SWRV

    DALLAS, April 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- AT&T* and Music Choice(R) today announced the addition of Music Choice to the AT&T U-verse(R) TV channel lineup through a unique TV application. SWRV(TM)-- the first 24/7 interactive music video network that put viewers in control -- is also now available on U-verse TV.

    The Music Choice app allows you to easily choose from 46 Music Choice stations, and listen to the music you want, 24 hours a day, commercial free. Instead of manually scrolling through numerous music stations, U-verse TV U200 and above customers can now conveniently access all of their Music Choice stations on a single interactive app available on channel 500 at no additional charge. The Music Choice app replaces URGE music channels in the U-verse lineup.

    In addition, U-verse TV customers can now access SWRV, the first 24/7 interactive music network that puts the viewer in control. SWRV offers a full schedule of interactive programs, including SWRV(TM) Takeover, which lets the viewer create their own playlist consisting of three videos to become the ultimate VJ. Additionally, as the videos are playing, other viewers are encouraged to comment on how good the VJ is. SWRV is available on U-verse TV to U200 and above customers on channel 501 and in HD on channel 1501.+

    "Our new Music Choice app is the latest example of how we're able to give customers a new and better way to enjoy and experience their favorite content on U-verse TV," said Dan York, president of content, AT&T. "The addition of Music Choice and SWRV allows us to deliver an interactive music experience unmatched by other providers."

    "We are excited to bring interactive music services to AT&T U-verse customers," stated Dave Del Beccaro, President and CEO of Music Choice. "With SWRV and the interactive Music Choice app, customers can do much more than choose their favorite music. On SWRV viewers not only control which video airs next but can also easily appear on the network by uploading video from their mobile devices and computers. We are pleased to work with AT&T to bring these advanced services to customers."

    Music Choice On Demand will be available to U-verse customers later this year, and offers the latest videos and original shows featuring today's biggest artists, when you want them.

    AT&T U-verse gives customers innovative apps that bring their TV, home phone and wireless services together. For example, U-verse Mobile lets customers manage recordings, as well as watch hit TV shows on qualifying smartphones, and with our YP.COM TV app, customers can search for local business information on their U-verse TV screen and send the call to their home or wireless phone with the click of their remote.

    AT&T U-verse TV is the only 100 percent Internet Protocol-based television (IPTV) service offered by a national service provider, making AT&T U-verse one of the most dynamic and feature-rich services available today. Now AT&T U-verse TV ranks "Highest in Customer Satisfaction in the North Central, South and West Regions," according to the J.D. Power and Associates 2010 Residential Television Service Provider Satisfaction Studies(SM). For additional information on AT&T U-verse -- or to find out if it's available in your area -- visit AT&T U-verse.

    *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.

    + Access to HD service requires $10/mo.

    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, voice and cloud-based services. A leader in mobile broadband and emerging 4G capabilities, AT&T also offers the best wireless coverage worldwide of any U.S. carrier, 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.

    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 @ATT.

    (C) 2011 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.

    About Music Choice

    Music Choice, the multi-platform video and music network, delivers its music programming to millions of consumers nationwide through their televisions, online and mobile devices. Music Choice programs dozens of uninterrupted music channels; produces Music Choice Originals that feature today's hottest established and emerging artists; and offers thousands of music videos. Music Choice is a partnership among subsidiaries of Microsoft Corporation, Motorola, Inc., Sony Corporation of America, EMI Music and several leading U.S. cable providers: Comcast Cable Communications, Cox Communications and Time Warner Cable. MUSIC CHOICE(R) is a registered trademark of Music Choice.

    www.musicchoice.com | Twitter: @MusicChoice | Facebook: www.facebook.com/MusicChoice

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    Geographic and service restrictions apply to AT&T U-verse. Call or go to www.att.com/uverse to see if you qualify.

    AT&T U-verse TV: Residential customers only. Prices, programming and offers subject to change without notice. A one-time TV service activation fee of $29 applies. U-verse Mobile: Access to select content requires compatible device, qualifying U-verse TV plan or monthly subscription fee, and WiFi connection and/or cellular data connection. Available content may vary by device and/or U-verse TV subscription and is subject to change. Data charges may apply.

    AT&T U-verse received the highest numerical score among television service providers in the North Central, South and West regions in the proprietary J.D. Power and Associates 2010 Residential Television Service Satisfaction Study(SM). Study based on 28,489 total responses from measuring 12 providers in the North Central region (IL, IN, MI, OH, WI), 13 providers in the South (AL, AR, FL, GA, KS, KY, LA, MS, MO, NC, OK, SC, TN, TX), and 10 providers in the West (AZ, CA, CO, ID, IA, MN, MT, NE, NV, NM, ND, OR, SD, UT, WA, WY) and measures consumer satisfaction with television service. Proprietary study results are based on experiences and perceptions of consumers surveyed in Nov. 2009 and Jan. 2010, April 2010 and July 2010. Your experiences may vary. Visit jdpower.com.

    AT&T Inc.

    CONTACT: Jill Rountree of AT&T Corporate Communications, +1-512-495-7186,
    jrountree@attnews.us

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    Broadcast International Reports 102% Increase in RevenuesTeleconference set for Monday, April 4th

    SALT LAKE CITY, April 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Broadcast International ("BI") today announced that fiscal 2010 revenues reached $7,313,218, a 102% increase from the $3,627,571 in revenues reported for fiscal 2009. Gross profit was $2,127,439 in 2010 compared to $447,287 in 2009. The 376% increase is due largely to higher revenues being spread over a relatively fixed operating expense base. The gross profit represented 29% of revenues in 2010 compared to 12% for the previous year. Operating losses in 2010 were $5,744,827, a 45% drop from $10,535,852 reported in 2009. This doubling of sales, and greater than four fold increases in gross profit contribution, is attributable primarily to the recurring license fees and ongoing service revenues generated from the 2,100 digital signage sites installed and operated for our largest customer in 2009 and 2010.

    Rod Tiede, President/CEO of Broadcast International stated, "We are pleased to report not only a doubling in revenues for the year, but also the achievement of many of the key strategic goals set forth by management and the board for 2010. These accomplishments included the raising of $15 million in equity capital and the restructuring and substantial reduction of our outstanding debt balances, thereby positioning BI to leverage on the successes that we achieved last year at our business units - BI Networks (digital signage) and CodecSys."

    The Company completed an equity funding of $15 million and a debt restructuring of over $18 million in December 2010. The accounting treatment of these transactions within Other Income (Expense) resulted in interest expense of $11,354,858. However, $10,321,210 or 90% of that amount was a non-cash expense, including the accretion of our senior note and the restructure transaction. Other non-cash items included a $3,480,311 loss on derivative valuation, a $1,102,682 cost for issuance of warrants and a $3,062,457 gain on debt restructuring. The net effect of these entries on Other Income (Expense) was an expense of $12,919,290 in 2010 compared to only $2,844,837 in 2009. Combining the Operating Loss with the Other Income (Expense), the Net Loss for 2010 was $18,664,117 or $.43 per share compared to $13,380,689 or $.34 per share in 2009.

    Under the debt reduction agreement completed in December, BCST reduced its short-term indebtedness of $17.8 million to Castlerigg Master Investments LTD, our senior note holder. Specifically, BCST paid $5.25 million to Castlerigg who granted a new 3-year note for $5.5 million at 6.25% interest, and forgave approximately $7 million of debt. The senior note holder also surrendered 5,208,333 warrants to purchase BCST common stock.

    After deducting the pay down of note, funding commissions and other costs of the equity and debt transactions, BCST received approximately $6.8 million in net cash. During the first quarter of 2011, the Company's short-term debt balance was reduced by an additional $784,292 through the conversion of two short-term notes into BCST common stock, as reported in an 8-K on March 21, 2011. For 2010, the average monthly net cash outflow from operations was approximately $300,000. At the current burn rate, and given the visibility provided by our existing digital signage customer contract licensing and services revenue, the Company will have sufficient cash reserves to sustain operations into late 2012, exclusive of the prospective sales of the new CodecSys software solutions.

    Jim Solomon, CFO of Broadcast International stated, "Our equity raise and debt restructure were essential in moving the Company toward profitability. We are pleased and thankful that long-time shareholders, new investors and the note holders have demonstrated their confidence and support in the opportunity to substantially grow our digital signage and CodecSys businesses that address very large markets."

    Broadcast's CodecSys Division introduced its patented Intel-version software-based video compression encoder (Version 2.0) in third quarter 2010. CodecSys has established co-marketing partnerships with IBM, HP and Microsoft in which CodecSys may be included in their product bids. While the timing of our future CodecSys sales are difficult to project, we expect that our early efforts toward seeding our partner customers with pilot evaluation units will begin to drive meaningful revenue in fiscal 2011. Presently our partners have helped us to place 14 evaluations systems with their customers who are contemplating the purchase of large amounts of hardware from those partners, largely within the IPTV market. Our orders are dependent upon the purchase orders that our partners receive from those customers, and we may be required to make some customization in CodecSys for a specific customer.

    Broadcast International will host a teleconference discussion of the 2010 financial results on Monday, April 4, 2011 at 4:30pm EDT. The teleconference call-in number is 1-800-434-1335 in the U.S. The international call-in number is 1-404-920-6442. The PIN code is 815157#.

    Broadcast International is a public company headquartered in Salt Lake City, UT. For more information, visit: www.brin.com and www.codecsys.com

    Forward-Looking Statements

    All statements in this news release that are not based on historical fact are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and the provisions of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (which Sections were adopted as part of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995). While management has based any forward-looking statements contained herein on its current expectations, the information on which such expectations were based may change. These forward-looking statements rely on a number of assumptions concerning future events and are subject to a number of risks, uncertainties, and other factors, many of which are outside of our control, that could cause actual results to materially differ from such statements. Such risks, uncertainties, and other factors include, but are not necessarily limited to, those set forth under the caption "Additional Factors That May Affect Our Business" in the Company's most recent Form 10-K and 10-Q filings, and amendments thereto. In addition, we operate in a highly competitive and rapidly changing environment, and new risks may arise. Accordingly, investors should not place any reliance on forward-looking statements as a prediction of actual results. We disclaim any intention to, and undertake no obligation to, update or revise any forward-looking statement.

    Broadcast International

    CONTACT: Jim Solomon of Broadcast International, +1-801-562-2252,
    jims@brin.com

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




    Zacks Releases Four Powerful ''Buy'' Stocks: Tech Data Corp, The TJX Companies, Clayton Williams Energy and Maidenform Brands

    CHICAGO, April 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Four free stock picks are being made available today on Zacks.com. The industry's leading independent research firm highlights one Zacks #1 Rank Strong Buy or a Zacks #2 Rank Buy stock for each of the four main styles of investing: Aggressive Growth, Growth & Income, Momentum, and Value.

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    The four highlighted picks are: Tech Data Corp , The TJX Companies, Inc. , Clayton Williams Energy, Inc. and Maidenform Brands, Inc. .

    Today, Zacks is promoting its ''Buy'' stock recommendations. Four daily picks are offered free at http://at.zacks.com/?id=88

    Zacks #1 Rank Stocks have nearly tripled the S&P 500 since 1988, producing an average annual return of +26%. Performance has been notable even during volatile and down times. For example, during the last bear market, 2000-2002, the market tumbled -37.6% - but Zacks #1 Rank stocks gained +43.8%.

    Here is a summary of today's selected stocks that are now highly rated by Zacks:

    Aggressive Growth - Tech Data Corp

    Tech Data Corp has pleased investors with yet another earnings surprise since being featured as a Zacks Rank Buy in late 2010.

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    Growth & Income - The TJX Companies, Inc.

    As the economy continues to improve, there has been some concern that value-oriented retailers like The TJX Companies, Inc. will lose business as consumers "trade up" to their full priced competitors.

    Zacks Guide to Growth & Income Investing (free!): http://at.zacks.com/?id=4310

    Momentum - Clayton Williams Energy, Inc.

    Clayton Williams Energy, Inc. continues to trade like a rock star, currently pressuring its multi-year high as crude and nat gas stay bullish. With estimates surging and a compelling valuation, this energy stock is a momentum powerhouse.

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    Value - Maidenform Brands, Inc.

    Consumers can't get enough shapewear. Maidenform Brands, Inc. recently reported fourth quarter results and saw shapewear sales jump 22%. Even with shares at 5-year highs, MFB still has strong value credentials.

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    Underlying the four free stock picks is a simple truth that first appeared in a Financial Analysts Journal article published in 1979. Leonard Zacks, a Ph.D. in Mathematics from M.I.T. found that "earnings estimate revisions are the most powerful force impacting stock prices." Zacks #1 Rank is awarded to a stock when analysts sharply upgrade their estimates of what the company will earn.

    Today, Zacks is promoting its stock recommendations by offering four daily picks free to those who register at http://at.zacks.com/?id=7155

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    Johnson Controls Releases Annual Business and Sustainability Performance Metrics

    MILWAUKEE, April 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Johnson Controls , a global diversified company in the building and automotive industries, today announced the release of its latest Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) online sustainability report. The online matrix provides a detailed review of the company's financial, environmental and social performance over the past year.

    The matrix complements the company's 2010 Business and Sustainability Report, which was released in December 2010. The GRI reporting framework provides companies with a uniform and transparent set of metrics to systematically report on sustainability initiatives and results.

    "For more than 125 years, Johnson Controls has offered products and services to help make our customers' businesses and operations more sustainable," said Charles A. Harvey, vice president of Diversity and Public Affairs. "We focus on our own environmental performance and community programs with the same discipline we apply to working with customers. The GRI matrix clearly communicates our current initiatives in all these areas, as well as our long-term commitment to sustainability."

    Recently, Johnson Controls was recognized with the following distinctions in sustainability and corporate citizenship:

    --  Corporate Responsibility Magazine ranked Johnson Controls #1 among the
    "100 Best Corporate Citizens."
    --  Sustainability Asset Management, a sustainability investment asset
    management firm, rated the company with its highest Gold Class
    sustainability rating for the fourth consecutive year in the auto parts
    and tires category in its annual Sustainability Yearbook.
    --  Ethisphere, a think-tank dedicated to the creation, advancement and
    sharing of best practices in business ethics, corporate social
    responsibility, anti-corruption and sustainability, listed Johnson
    Controls for the fifth consecutive year as one of the "World's Most
    Ethical Companies."
    --  Institutional Investor Magazine ranked Johnson Controls for the second
    consecutive year as the "Best Investor Relations" company in the Auto
    and Auto Parts category.
    

    The company's commitment to sustainability has earned it industry and community recognition around the world. It is listed on the Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index and World Index, the Domini 400 Social Index, KLD Global Climate 100 Index, the FTSE4Good Index Series, the Calvert Social Index and the Maplecroft Climate Innovation Index.

    To view the GRI matrix and the 2010 Business and Sustainability Report, please visit www.johnsoncontrols.com/sustainability.

    About Johnson Controls

    Johnson Controls is a global diversified technology and industrial leader serving customers in more than 150 countries. Our 142,000 employees create quality products, services and solutions to optimize energy and operational efficiencies of buildings; lead-acid automotive batteries and advanced batteries for hybrid and electric vehicles; and interior systems for automobiles. Our commitment to sustainability dates back to our roots in 1885, with the invention of the first electric room thermostat. Through our growth strategies and by increasing market share we are committed to delivering value to shareholders and making our customers successful. In 2011, Corporate Responsibility Magazine recognized Johnson Controls as the #1 company in its annual "100 Best Corporate Citizens" list. For additional information, please visit http://www.johnsoncontrols.com.

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    CONTACT: Paul Mason of Johnson Controls, +1-414-524-6114,
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    Web site: http://www.johnsoncontrols.com/




    Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: BBVA Banco Frances, Telefonica, Royal KPN, Telus and DryShips

    CHICAGO, April 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Zacks.com Analyst Blog features: BBVA Banco Frances , Telefonica , Royal KPN , Telus and DryShips Inc. .

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    Here are highlights from Thursday's Analyst Blog:

    Look Abroad to Protect from Inflation

    If you are only looking for one or two names to add to a portfolio, rather than create a whole diversified portfolio of income names, the first ones you should look at are the ones that are Zacks #1 Ranks (Strong Buy) or Zacks #2 Ranks (Buy). Since dividend yields do tend to be somewhat mean-reverting over time, I would also tend to be more interested in the firms where the current dividend yield is more than the five-year average dividend yield.

    What the screen reveals is that is it possible to have a well-diversified portfolio of firms with high and rising dividends, but that you might have to look abroad to find some of your firms. I happen to be bearish on the dollar (bullish on most other currencies), so the fact that a company is based abroad and thus probably makes most of its money overseas is a feature, not a bug. If the Dollar weakens, then those Euros or Yen they are earning will be worth more dollars.

    A Closer Look at Screening Results

    Let's take a little bit of a closer look at the number #1 and #2-ranked firms on the list. It just so happens that three of the four are in the same industry, so you will not get a diversified portfolio by buying all of them -- at least not diversified by industry -- but very well diversified geographically.

    BBVA Banco Frances is one of the largest banks in Argentina, with 271 branch offices and $6.9 billion in assets. It is highly profitable, sporting a trailing return on assets of 4.17% and a trailing return on equity of 34.8%. It is also very modestly valued with a P/E based on expected 2012 earnings of under 8x.

    The current dividend yield is more than twice its five-year average yield. It holds the coveted Zacks #1 Rank, which means it is a good bet for a short-term pop in addition to the long-term income and income growth story. The downside is that it is based in Argentina, which does not exactly have the best history of economic or political stability over the last century or so.

    Telefonica is based in Spain, but is a major telecommunications provider throughout Europe and Latin America. That includes Internet access and wireless as well as land-line services. Telecommunications are often a good way to play emerging markets, and the Latin American portfolio gives you a lot of that, along with the relative stability of Europe. Investors are probably somewhat spooked by its connection to Spain, which is of course the S in PIIGS.

    The dividend is well above its five-year average, and with a payout ratio of just 38% there is plenty of room for it to continue raising its payout. TEF also holds the coveted Zacks #1 Rank. Valuation is more than reasonable, trading at 9.4x 2012 earnings expectations.

    Royal KPN -- if investing in Argentine Banks or Latin American telecoms are too dicey for you, how about a telecom company that serves Holland, Belgium and Germany? Royal KPN provides wireless services to 33.4 million customers, wireline voice services to 4.7 million customers, broadband Internet services to 2.5 million customers, and TV services to 1 million customers. It does not have quite the growth potential of Latin America, but Holland and Germany are pretty stable places.

    As with the others, the current yield is higher than the five-year average, but not as dramatically so. Valuation is very reasonable at under 9x next years earnings. With a Zacks #2 Rank, you might get a nice short-term pop in addition to a steady and growing flow of dividends.

    Telus is sort of a similar story to Royal KPN, only based in Western Canada, not Western Europe. It serves about 7 million subscribers with wireless and land-line service, including 3G and 4G wireless services.

    Its current yield is also above the long-term average, and the P/E is very reasonable at 11.6x next year's earnings. Canada, particularly Western Canada with its natural resource-based economy is growing nicely, and I like the prospects for the Canadian Dollar (Loonie) even more than I like the prospects for the Euro over the intermediate term. Its payout ratio is a bit higher than the others at 63%, but is still well within the safe dividend zone.

    As always, remember that a screen should be the starting point for your investing investigation, not the end point. However, if you want both current income and some protection against potential inflation, the list below is as good a place as any to start looking, and don't forget to look abroad as well as at home.

    DryShips Falls Short of Estimates

    Yesterday after market close, DryShips Inc. declared financial results for the fourth quarter of 2010 that lagged behind the Zacks Consensus Estimates. The core drybulk voyage segment continues its downtrend. However, renewed oil rig contracts boosted year-over-year profit. In after-market trading on the NASDAQ, stock price of DryShips was up 5 cents (1.01%) to $4.98.

    Quarterly GAAP net income was $99.7 million or 29 cents per share compared with a net income of $9.6 million or 2 cents per share in the prior-year quarter. However, in the reported quarter, DryShips gained $16.7 million as one-time special items. Excluding these items, fourth quarter of 2010 adjusted EPS came in at 24 cents, well below the Zacks Consensus Estimate of 26 cents.

    Quarterly total revenue was slightly above $215.8 million, up 9.9% year over year but failed to meet the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $222 million. Quarterly Voyage revenue was $113.5 million, down 4.9% year over year. Revenue from Drilling contracts was over $102.3 million, up 32.7% year over year. Quarterly Time charter equivalent revenue (Voyage revenue less Voyage expense) was $106.7 million, down 4.8% year over year.

    Quarterly total operating expenses were $137.2 million, down 15.2% year over year. This was mainly attributable to lower voyage expense, vessel operating expense and depreciation and amortization charges, partially offset by higher drilling rig operating expense. Operating income, in the fourth quarter of 2010, was $78.6 million, up 127.2% year over year.

    In the fourth quarter of 2010, adjusted EBITDA (which excludes gain/loss from interest rate swaps) was $129.3 million, a considerable improvement over the prior-year quarter adjusted EBITDA of $76.7 million.

    At the end of fiscal 2010, DryShips had $391.5 million of cash & cash equivalents and $2,719.7 million of outstanding debt on its balance sheet compared with $693.2 million of cash & cash equivalents and $2,684.7 million of outstanding debt at the end of fiscal 2009. At the end of fiscal 2010, debt-to-capitalization ratio was 0.34 compared with 0.26 at the end of fiscal 2009.

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    AIVtech International Group Announces Record Annual Sales of $68.3 Million and Earnings of $11 Million in 2010

    SHENZHEN, China, April 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- AIVtech International Group Co. ("AIVtech" or the "Company"), a provider of originally designed electronic products, today announced record financial results for the fiscal year of 2010 ending December 31, 2010. The Company will host a 2010 earnings call and shareholder update call on April13, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. (EST).

    Financial Highlights for the Twelve Months Ended December 31, 2010

    --  Revenue of $68.3 million, up 77.6% versus 2009;
    --  Operating Income of $13 million, up 56% versus 2009
    --  Record Net Income of $11.0 million, up 47% versus 2009;
    --  Diluted earnings per share of $0.66 based on 16.6 million shares;
    --  Company went Public in May 2010
    

    Summary Financials for the Years Ended December 31, 2010 Twelve months ended December 31, 2010 2009 CHANGE ------------- -- ---- ------ Sales $68.3 million $38.5 million 77.60% ----- Gross Profit Margin $15.9 million $10.4 million 52.60% ------------ Operating Income $13.0 million $8.3 million 56.00% --------- Net Income $11.0 million $7.5 million 47.00% ---------- Fully Diluted EPS* $0.66 $0.72 -8.00% ------------- SG&A, as % of Sales 4.20% 5.40% -1.20% ------------- Tax Rate 13.10% 10.00% 3.10%

    *2010 EPS was based on 16.6 million of shares and 2009 EPS was based on 10.4 million of shares.

    "We completed an outstanding year, with record profit and sales, and exceeded our 2010 "make good" earnings per share projections," commented Mr. Jinli Guo, the Chairman and CEO of AIVtech International. "Furthermore, we successfully went public in May 2010 and raised $7.5 million in a private placement with two institutional investors in December 2010, which has strategically positioned our Company for future growth and expansions. As a result of these accomplishments, we have already published guidance of $13.7 million of net income for 2011. We believe we will continue to see strong growth in all three of our businesses units consisting of electronic furniture, multimedia/digital speakers, and video products in 2011 and beyond. Our core growth strategy will remain product innovation; however increased distribution and improved branding will be our key initiatives going forward that will also contribute greatly to our success."

    Financial results for the twelve months ended December 31, 2010

    Revenue for the twelve months ended December 31, 2010 was $68.3 million, an increase of 77.6%, compared to $38.5 million for the same twelve month period in 2009. The sales of audio furniture grew at a rate of 34.4% over the same period a year ago to $41.4 million from 2009 levels of $30.8 million. Our multi-media speaker division, lead by our Digi Panda product, improved to $9.1 million in 2010 sales from $7.6 million in 2009, for an improvement of 19%. In addition, the new LED TV product line introduced in June 2010 generated $17.8 million in its first year of revenue during 2010 and contributed 59.6% to the overall revenue increase. Approximately 80% of sales were international, while 20% were domestic.

    Cost of sales for the twelve month period ending December 31, 2010 totaled $52.5 million compared to $28.0 million for the same twelve month period in 2009. Gross profit increased 52.6% to $15.9 million for the twelve months of 2010 compared to $10.4 million for the twelve months of 2009. Gross profit margin for the twelve months of 2010 was 23.2% compared to 27.0% for the same period in 2009. The lower margin was primarily related to the contributions of the new LED TV revenue in 2010.

    SG&A margin for 2010 was 4.2% of revenue versus 5.4% of revenue in 2009, down 1.2%, as the company continues to control costs and gain critical mass to improve to the bottom line.

    Income from operations increased 56.0% to $13.0 million for the twelve months of 2010 compared to $8.3 million for the twelve months ending December 31, 2009. Operating margin was 19.0% for the twelve months of 2010 compared to 21.6% for the twelve months of 2009.

    Net income for the twelve months ending December 31, 2010 increased 47.0% to $11.0 million compared to $7.5 million for the twelve months of 2009. Basic and diluted earnings per share for the twelve months of 2010 totaled $0.66 per share based on 16.6 million shares compared to basic and diluted earnings per share for the twelve months of 2009 of $0.72 on 10.4 million shares. The increase in shares is related to the Company's going Public transaction in May 2010.

    2009 and 2010 Revenues Breakdown By Product Division Twelve months ended December 31, 2010 2009 CHANGE ------------------- ---- ---- ------ Audio Furniture $41.4 million $30.83 million +34.4% ----- % of Sales 60.61% 80.2% ---------- ----- ---- Multi-media Speakers $9.1 million $7.64 million +19.1% ----- % of Sales 13.34% 19.8% ---------- ----- ---- LED TV $17.8 million % of Sales 26.05% ---------- ----- Total Sales $68.3 million $38.5 million +77.6% ----------- ------------- ------------- -----

    AIVtech's tax rate was 13.1%, up 3.1 points year over year. The increase was attributable to income tax paid on net income generated from Dongguan AIVtech, which was founded in December 2009 and is at the statutory tax rate of 25%.

    Liquidity and Capital Resources

    As of December 31, 2010, AIVtech had approximately $7.1 million in cash, an increase of $3.5 million over 2009. Accounts receivable were $7.2 million, compared to $2.0 million on December 31, 2009 with the increase related to the ramp up in sales of LED TVs. The $5.2 million increase was primarily attributable to the newly developed TV line in 2010 as the Company extended credit terms to one major distributor to grow sales. Account payable decreased by about $5.1 million from December 31, 2009 due to the company's decision to make more frequent payments during the year. The current ratio improved to 2.31 to 1 in 2010 versus 1.78 to 1 in 2009. As of December 31, 2010 working capital totaled $8.5 million, an increase of $3.4 million compared to $5.1 million as of December 31, 2009. Total shareholders' equity was approximately $8.9 million as of December 31, 2010 an increase of $2.8 million from approximately $6.1 million on December 31, 2009.

    Mr. Jinlin Guo continued, "2011 will be a year of growth and expansion in all fronts. In second half of 2011, we plan to commence domestic sales of our market leading electronic furniture in China. We also anticipate the Interactive Intelligent Panel will begin generating revenue in the second quarter of 2011 and yield gross profit margins above 30%. We will also be launching other new products and new sales channels internationally. Additionally, we plan to evaluate select acquisitions and investments to continue building our reputation as a leader of innovative electronic products that are sold around the world."

    2011 Guidance & Shareholder Conference Call

    The company reiterates its 2011 net income of $13.7 million and earnings per share of $0.61 based on 22.5 million shares. Management will host a conference call to provide shareholders with an update on the business to be hosted on April 13, 2011 at 11 a.m. (EST). Details of the call will be provided for participants in a release next week.

    About AIVtech International Group Co.

    AIVtech International Group Co. is the parent company of wholly owned Shenzhen AIVtech Company Limited ("Shenzhen AIVtech"), which owns 70% of Dongguan AIVtech Company Limited ("Dongguan AIVtech"). AIVtech's founder, Chairman, and CEO Jinlin Guo owns the remaining 30% of Dongguan AIVtech. Founded in 2004, the Company focuses on the integration of electronic products, such as multimedia speakers and video games, with furniture and has coined the term "electronic furniture" to describe its products. The Company has three major product categories: (1) electronic furniture, including video chairs with built-in speakers and vibration, as well as leisure furniture with built-in audio/video systems; (2) multimedia/digital speakers; and (3) video products, which includes a new video conferencing system called the Interactive Intelligent Panel which will begin production in early 2011. For more information, visit http://www.aivtechgroup.com.

    Forward-Looking Statements

    Statements contained in this press release, which are not historical facts, are forward-looking statements as that term is defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements include, but are not limited to, expectations of signing new customers and contracts, developing new products, projected revenues and earnings, and the success of new products. These forward-looking statements are based largely on current expectations and are subject to a number of known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors beyond our control that could cause actual events and results to differ materially from these statements. These statements are not guarantees of future performance, and readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which are relevant as of the date of the given press release and should not be relied upon as of any subsequent date. AIVtech International Group Co. undertakes no obligation to update the forward-looking information contained in this press release.

    For more information, please contact: Investor Contact: HSC Global, an affiliate of HC International Alan Sheinwald, President Email: Alan.sheinwald@hscglobal.net Tel: +1-914-669-8885 www.HSCGlobal.net

    AIVTECH INTERNATIONAL GROUP CO. CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

    December 31, December 31, ASSETS 2010 2009 ---- ---- Restated CURRENT ASSETS: Cash $7,079,221 $3,605,741 Accounts receivable 7,192,694 2,040,088 Other receivable and prepaid expense 198,553 42,121 Inventories 571,602 5,073,436 VAT tax recoverable - 845,203 --- ------- Total current assets 15,042,070 11,606,589 Property and equipment, net 1,127,334 1,015,570 TOTAL ASSETS $16,169,404 $12,622,158 =========== =========== LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY CURRENT LIABILITIES Account payables and accrued expense $962,099 $5,973,299 Taxes payable 785,636 536,101 Due to related parties 529,166 29,252 Dividend payable 3,948,125 - Warrants liability 299,492 - Total current liabilities 6,524,518 6,538,651 --------- --------- Long term loan 757,311 - TOTAL LIABILITIES 7,281,829 6,538,651 --------- --------- COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY Common stock, $.001 par value, 75,000,000 shares authorized, 22,513,334 and 10,375,000 shares issued and outstanding as of December 31, 2010 and 2009, respectively 22,513 10,375 Additional paid-in capital 7,566,593 631,541 Stock subscription receivable (7,540,002) - Statutory reserve 482,377 346,991 Retained earnings 6,773,472 4,260,636 Accumulated other comprehensive income 737,196 394,700 ------- ------- 8,042,149 5,644,243 Non-controlling interest 845,426 439,264 ------- ------- Total stockholders' equity 8,887,575 6,083,507 --------- --------- TOTAL LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY $16,169,404 $12,622,158 =========== ===========

    AIVtech International Group Co.

    CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME AND COMPREHENSIVE INCOME

    AIVTECH INTERNATIONAL GROUP CO. CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME AND COMPREHENSIVE INCOME FOR THE YEAR ENDED DECEMBER 31,

    2010 2009 ---- ---- Net sales $68,334,543 $38,469,185 Cost of sales (52,459,912) (28,064,339) ----------- ----------- Gross profit 15,874,631 10,404,846 ---------- ---------- Operating expenses Selling expense (741,738) (644,757) General administrative expenses (2,146,465) (1,433,254) Total operating expenses (2,888,203) (2,078,011) ---------- ---------- Income from Operations 12,986,428 8,326,835 Other income ( expenses) Change in fair value of warrants liability 122,795 - Interest income 20,755 9,834 Interest expense (19,607) (30,079) ------- ------- Total other income (expense) 123,943 (20,245) ------- ------- Income before income tax 13,110,371 8,306,590 Provision for Income taxes (1,715,218) (830,659) ---------- -------- Net income 11,395,153 7,475,931 Less: Net income attributable to non- controlling interest 406,162 - Net income attributable to AIVtech International Group Co. $10,988,991 $7,475,931 =========== ========== Net income 11,395,153 7,475,931 Foreign currency translation adjustment 342,496 (4,348) Comprehensive income 11,737,649 7,471,583 Comprehensive income attributable to non- controlling interest $(102,749) $1,304 Comprehensive income attributable to AIVtech International Group Co. $11,634,900 $7,472,887 =========== ========== Basic and diluted income per common share - basic $0.66 $0.72 ===== ===== - dliuted $0.66 $0.72 ===== ===== Basic and diluted weighted average common shares outstanding - basic 16,566,205 10,375,000 ========== ========== -dliuted 16,568,189 10,375,000 ========== ========== Cash dividend per common share 0.27 0.85 ==== ====

    AIVTECH INTERNATIONAL GROUP CO. CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS FOR THE TWELVE MONTHS ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2010 AND 2009

    2010 2009 ---- ---- Restated CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES? Net income $11,395,153 $7,475,931 Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by Operating activities: Depreciation 203,136 145,877 Loss of changes in fair value of warrants liability (122,795) - Changes in assets and liabilities : Accounts receivable (5,001,000) (371,252) Other receivable and prepaid expense (152,463) - VAT tax recoverable 858,092 (843,668) Inventories 4,588,779 (1,143,957) Account payables and accrued expenses (5,283,915) 3,932,813 Taxes payable 228,198 555,689 Net cash provided by operating activities 6,713,186 9,751,433 --------- --------- CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES? Purchase of property & equipment (184,473) (284,840) Net cash used in investing activities (184,473) (284,840) -------- -------- CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES? Proceeds from long-term loan 744,624 - Increase in capital contribution by non-controlling interest - 439,264 Due to related parties 494,304 29,199 Dividends paid (4,392,643) (8,785,288) Net cash used in financing activities (3,153,715) (8,316,825) ---------- ---------- Effect of exchange rate changes on cash 98,481 12,510 Net change in cash 3,473,480 1,162,277 --------- --------- Cash, beginning of year 3,605,741 2,443,464 Cash, end of year $7,079,221 $3,605,741 ========== ========== Supplemental disclosures of cash flow information Income taxes paid $1,710,567 $597,468 ========== ======== Interest paid $16,464 $30,079 ======= =======

    AIVTECH INTERNATIONAL GROUP CO. SEGMENT DATA TWELVE-MONTH

    For the year ended December 31,2010 Cost Product of Gross Gross categories Revenue sales profit profit% Furniture audio 41,417,493 30,516,391 10,901,102 26% Multi- media speaker 9,117,387 6,790,569 2,326,818 26% LED TV 17,799,663 15,152,952 2,646,711 15% Total 68,334,543 52,459,912 15,874,631 23%

    For the year ended December 31,2009 Cost Gross Product of Gross profit categories Revenue sales profit % Furniture audio 30,829,105 22,427,587 8,401,518 27% Multi- media speaker 7,640,080 5,636,752 2,003,328 26% LED TV - - Total 38,469,185 28,064,339 10,404,846 27%

    Increase(decrease) Product Cost of categories Revenue sales Amount % Amount % Furniture audio 10,588,388 34% 8,088,803 36% Multi-media speaker 1,477,307 19% 1,153,818 20% LED TV 17,799,663 100% 15,152,952 100% Total 29,865,358 78% 24,395,573 87%

    Increase(decrease) Gross Product Gross profit categories profit % Amount % % Furniture audio 2,499,585 30% -1% Multi-media speaker 323,489 16% 0% LED TV 2,646,711 100% 15% Total 5,469,785 53% -4%

    AIVtech International Group Co.

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




    Co-Founder of Restaurant.com Joins Travelzoo Local Deals

    NEW YORK, April 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Travelzoo Inc. , a global Internet media company, today announced Steve Savad, co-founder of Restaurant.com, joined Travelzoo as Senior Vice President of Business Development for Travelzoo Local Deals in North America. Mr. Savad will report to Mike Stitt, General Manager of Travelzoo Local Deals, and oversee all aspects of Travelzoo's merchant and commercial relationships in North America.

    After starting Restaurant.com, Mr. Savad served in various roles for the company over the past decade, including Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operating Officer and Vice Chairman. Mr. Savad grew the Restaurant.com team to more than 120 professionals focused on establishing relationships with thousands of restaurants across North America. He played a critical role in developing a strategic relationship with Sysco, providing Restaurant.com access to thousands of restaurants across North America through the Sysco iCare program. Mr. Savad will continue to serve as a Director of Corporate Partnerships at Sysco iCare Marketing Inc.

    "I am thrilled to partner with Steve as we continue to expand our coverage of high-quality Local Deals," said Mike Stitt, General Manager of Travelzoo Local Deals, North America. "Steve brings more than a decade of experience in the restaurant deals and voucher space and is an outstanding leader of people. It is an honor to have him join us at this early stage of our growth plan."

    Mr. Savad graduated from Union College in Schenectady, NY, with a B.A. in Economics. He continued his studies at Brooklyn Law School. He resides in New York City with his wife and three children and will be based in Travelzoo's Madison Avenue headquarters.

    About Travelzoo

    Travelzoo Inc. is a global Internet media company. With more than 22 million subscribers in North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific and 23 offices worldwide, Travelzoo(R) publishes deals from more than 2,000 travel and entertainment companies. Travelzoo's deal experts review offers to find the best deals and confirm their true value. In Asia Pacific, Travelzoo is independently owned and operated by Travelzoo (Asia) Ltd. and Travelzoo Japan K.K. under a license agreement with Travelzoo Inc.

    Certain statements contained in this press release that are not historical facts may be forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934. These forward-looking statements may include, but are not limited to, statements about our plans, objectives, expectations, prospects and intentions, markets in which we participate and other statements contained in this press release that are not historical facts. When used in this press release, the words "expect", "predict", "project", "anticipate", "believe", "estimate", "intend", "plan", "seek" and similar expressions are generally intended to identify forward-looking statements. Because these forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, there are important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements, including changes in our plans, objectives, expectations, prospects and intentions and other factors discussed in our filings with the SEC. We cannot guarantee any future levels of activity, performance or achievements. Travelzoo undertakes no obligation to update forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances occurring after the date of this press release. Travelzoo and Top 20 are registered trademarks of Travelzoo. All other names are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their respective owners.

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    U.S. Navy Awards Lockheed Martin $5.4 Million Contract for Anti-Submarine Warfare Training Targets

    Marion, Mass., April, 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin will design and deliver a second-generation anti-submarine training target under a $5.4 million contract from the U.S. Navy.

    The targets, known as MK39 Expendable Mobile Anti-submarine Warfare Training Targets, or EMATTs, are used by air and surface crews for unrestricted, open-ocean and on-range anti-submarine warfare training. Designed to simulate the movements and sounds of diesel submarines, EMATTs help crews maintain their critical anti-submarine combat skills.

    "We've worked with the U.S. and allied navies to provide a more affordable, flexible and proven solution to support their training missions," said Mike Gifford, Lockheed Martin's senior program manager for underwater vehicles. "Our upgraded EMATT variant will provide the Navy with programmable acoustics, improved representation of enemy submarines and acoustic command links that are useable day or night in any sea state."

    All work will be performed at Lockheed Martin's facility in Marion, Mass. This facility has developed and produced unmanned underwater vehicles since 1982 when the Navy awarded the company the first EMATT development contract.

    Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin is a global security company that employs about 132,000 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 2010 sales from continuing operations were $45.8 billion.

    For additional information, visit our website: http://www.lockheedmartin.com/ms2

    Lockheed Martin

    CONTACT: Scott Lusk, +1-202-863-3451, scott.lusk@lmco.com

    Web site: http://www.lockheedmartin.com/ms2/

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