DETROIT, Feb. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- DTE Energy has recently launched its redesigned web site for children - dtekids.com - where young visitors can learn about electrical and natural gas safety, energy efficiency, the environment and new, innovative ways energy is being used to power our communities.
When children visit the new site, they begin inside a clubhouse where they can meet five animated club members - Jay, Erin, Aisha, Ryan and a dog named Digger. From the clubhouse, kids can follow the characters and participate in interactive games, quizzes and experiments.
The site is geared for students in grades four through six and even suggests topics for school assignments and science projects.
"We really want to teach kids how to be safe around energy sources, to be wise energy consumers and to be respectful of the environment," said David Whitman, DTE Energy director of advertising and brand communications. "The DTE Kids Club does this in a way that is fun, entertaining and engaging."
Additional features will be added to the dtekids.com site in the coming months.
DTE Energy is a Detroit-based diversified energy company involved in the development and management of energy-related businesses and services nationwide. Its operating units include Detroit Edison, an electric utility serving 2.1 million customers in Southeastern Michigan, MichCon, a natural gas utility serving 1.2 million customers in Michigan and other non-utility, energy businesses focused on gas storage and pipelines, unconventional gas production, power and industrial projects, and energy trading. Information about DTE Energy is available at dteenergy.com, twitter.com/dte_energy and facebook.com/dteenergy.
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LOS ANGELES, Feb. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Kimberly-Clark Corporation is teaming up with financial software provider BlackLine Systems and enterprise application software leader SAP AG for a webinar entitled "See How Kimberly-Clark Closes with Confidence by Automating Account Reconciliations with Solutions from BlackLine and SAP."
Kimberly-Clark's global implementations project leader will present a case study on the ease of integration with SAP(R) solutions and key benefits and return on investment (ROI) the $20 billion public company has realized since using BlackLine on a global basis.
The session will focus on how finance, accounting, audit and compliance executives can further ensure the integrity of their balance sheets - and ultimately financial reports - by implementing software to automate the traditionally manual, labor-intensive and spreadsheet-driven account reconciliation process.
The webinar, scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012, is designed to inform customers, whether operating in an environment of only SAP solutions or applications from multiple vendors, how account reconciliation process optimization can help them achieve a quicker and more accurate financial close process. The session will demonstrate the importance of the account reconciliation process as a critical step on the path to "closing with confidence."
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Web site: http://www.blackline.com/
LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., Feb. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Len Critcher, chief product officer for DealerTrack's inventory and merchandising solutions, will be a featured speaker at the upcoming 2012 National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) Convention and Exposition in Las Vegas, where he will discuss the benefits of mobile technology in the dealership.
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His NADA University workshops, entitled "Eight Ways Mobile Can Improve Your Bottom Line," will take place in the Las Vegas Convention Center at the following times and locations:
-- Friday, February 3rd; 2:00 - 3:15 p.m. (Room S224) -- Friday, February 3rd; 3:45 - 5:00 p.m. (Room S224) -- Monday, February 6th; 8:30 - 9:45 a.m. (Room N201-204)
"In today's marketplace, dealers need to be 'in-sync' to make the most of their team capabilities and inventory opportunities," said Critcher. "Current and emerging mobile applications will touch on all of the major areas of a dealer's business, including vehicle appraising, monitoring, and merchandising. The ability to take advantage of mobile applications could mean the difference between success and failure for your dealership in the future."
For additional workshop details, please visit www.nadaconventionandexpo.org.
The full line of DealerTrack Dealer Solutions will be on display in the DealerTrack booth (#1751) during the exposition portion of NADA, February 4th - 6th.
DealerTrack's intuitive and high-value software solutions and services enhance efficiency and profitability for all major segments of the retail automotive industry, including dealers, lenders, OEMs, agents and aftermarket providers. DealerTrack, whose solution set for dealers is the industry's most comprehensive, operates the largest online credit application network in the United States, connecting over 17,000 dealers with more than 1,100 lenders. DealerTrack's Dealer Management System (DMS) provides dealers with easy-to-use tools and real-time data access to enhance their efficiency. DealerTrack's Inventory offerings provide vehicle inventory management and merchandising solutions to help dealers drive higher in-store and online traffic with state-of-the-art, real-time listings - designed to accelerate used-vehicle turn rates and increase dealer profits. DealerTrack's Sales and F&I solutions allow dealers to streamline the entire sales process as they structure deals from a single integrated platform. Its Compliance offering helps dealers meet legal and regulatory requirements, and protect their assets. DealerTrack also offers additional solutions for the automotive industry, including electronic motor vehicle registration and titling applications, paper title storage, and digital document services. For more information visit: www.dealertrack.com.
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Factors that might cause such a difference include adoption by dealers of DealerTrack's solutions, the performance of DealerTrack's third party partners and other risks listed in our reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), including our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ending December 31, 2010. These filings can be found on DealerTrack's website at www.dealertrack.com and the SEC's website at www.sec.gov. Forward-looking statements included herein speak only as of the date hereof and DealerTrack disclaims any obligation to revise or update such statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events or circumstances.
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TORONTO, February 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
- New Office and Warehouse facility in Dubai, UAE is an integral part of
Redline's plan to Increase Investment in Key Markets -
Redline Communications Group Inc. ("Redline [http://www.rdlcom.com ]") , a leading global provider of specialized broadband wireless solutions, has announced the opening of a new branch office and warehouse facility in Dubai, UAE as part of the company's plan to expand its existing presence in key growth markets like the Middle East.
The new subsidiary office is part of a broader program of investment that Redline is making in the Middle East, which also includes the hiring of additional staffing, new channel partnerships, increased sales and marketing and corporate citizenship.
The expanded presence in Dubai will allow Redline to increase its level of service to clients and partners across the Middle East and deliver more advanced and high-value solutions. Redline already serves a number of key clients in the region, spanning multiple sectors including telecommunications, oil & gas, and government.
For example, in Oman, Redline is an integral part of a project to replace oil company Petroleum Development Oman's wireless field communications network [http://www.redlinecommunications.com/en/news/archive/redline-news-2010/310-redline-wins-strategic-oil-a-gas-contract-in-sultanate-of-oman ] . Redline's specialized wireless broadband products are the cornerstone of a system that will connect over 5,000 well heads, rigs, semi-mobile units, and gathering stations, providing reliable and resilient data gathering from drilling units, remote stations and well heads. It will also support advanced services like video surveillance and will offer voice and wireless data services to mobile field maintenance crews.
Redline is also working closely with telecom service providers Saudi Telecom Company (STC), Zain, Etisalat, Orascom and Du - all of whom support the adoption of wireless communications to deliver connectivity and access to business, government and consumers.
"Today's announcement signals our intention to strengthen our commitment to the Middle Eastern Region. We have been selling into the region for many years but this new office and warehouse will allow us to bring our team and products even closer to our customers and partners as we work to deliver new solutions and provide ongoing support to our key customers," said Eric Melka, Redline CEO. "We see significant business opportunity in the Middle East and we are actively engaged in becoming an integral part of the community."
"We welcome Redline's increased presence in the Middle East," said Dr Samer Taha, CEO of Waseela, a key Redline partner based in Amman, Jordan with regional offices in Dubai, Riyadh, Dammam, and Jeddah. "We value our relationship with Redline [http://www.redlinecommunications.com/en/news/archive/redline-news-2011/372-redline-and-waseela-sign-partnership-to-distribute-redline-broadband-wireless-systems-throughout-the-middle-east ] and look forward to working together to use their solutions to deliver real value to our end-customers and to drive the development of the region's economic and social systems."
About Redline Communications
Redline Communications (http://www.rdlcom.com) the innovator of Virtual Fiber(TM), a specialized broadband wireless solution used by companies and governments worldwide to cost-effectively deploy distributed services and applications. Redline wireless Virtual Fiber(TM) solutions are used to facilitate and enhance public safety networks, deploy and extend secure networks, connect digital oil fields and smart grids, and bring dedicated internet access wherever and whenever it's needed. Redline has been delivering powerful, versatile and reliable wireless systems to governments, the military, oil and gas, and the telecom industry for over a decade through certified partners in the Americas, the Middle East, and Africa.
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WESTLAKE, Texas, Feb. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Solera Holdings, Inc. , the leading global provider of software and services to the automobile insurance claims processing industry, today announced that it will release its financial results for the second quarter ended December 31, 2011 on Tuesday, February 7, 2012 after the market close. A conference call will be hosted by Tony Aquila, Solera's founder, Chairman and CEO, and Renato Giger, Solera's CFO, at 5:00 p.m. EDT that evening.
The conference call will be webcast live in listen-only mode and can be accessed by visiting the Investor Center section of the Solera website: www.solerainc.com. A webcast replay will be available on the website until midnight on February 21, 2012. A live audiocast will also be accessible to the public by calling (866) 788-0540 or from outside the U.S., (857) 350-1678. When prompted, the following access code is required: 92178554. Callers should dial in approximately 10 minutes before the call begins. For those unable to participate in the live audiocast, a replay will be available until midnight on February 21, 2012. To access the replay, dial (888) 286-8010 or, from outside the U.S., (617) 801-6888, and enter the following access code when prompted: 63653904.
Solera is the leading global provider of software and services to the automobile insurance claims processing industry. Solera is active in nearly 60 countries across six continents. The Solera companies include Audatex in the United States, Canada, and in more than 45 additional countries, ABZ and Market Scan in the Netherlands, AUTOonline providing salvage disposition in a number of European and Latin American countries, Explore providing data and analytics to United States property and casualty insurers, Hollander serving the North American recycling market, HPI in the United Kingdom, Informex in Belgium, Greece and Luxembourg, Inpart in Brazil and Mexico, and Sidexa in France. For more information, please refer to the company's website at http://www.solerainc.com.
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MILWAUKEE, Feb. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- AT&T* invested more than $1 billion in its Wisconsin wireless and wireline networks from 2008 through 2011 with a focus on improving the company's mobile broadband coverage and overall performance of its networks.
During 2011, AT&T made more than 775 wireless network upgrades in four key categories in Wisconsin. These enhancements include:
-- Activating 15 new cell sites or towers to improve network coverage. -- Deploying faster fiber-optic connections to more than 250 cell sites. Combined with HSPA+ technology, these deployments enable 4G speeds**. -- Adding capacity or an extra layer of frequency to cell sites - like adding lanes to a highway - with the addition of nearly 350 of these layers, or "carriers". -- Upgrading 175 cell sites to provide fast mobile broadband speeds.
"A more advanced mobile broadband experience drives economic growth, stimulates jobs and equips Wisconsin businesses to meet the network demands of today and tomorrow," says Scott Vander Sanden, AT&T Wisconsin president. "We've significantly ramped up our wireless investments to enable an experience that offers Wisconsin consumers better speed, better reliability and better availability."
CNN Money recently recognized AT&T for enhancing its wireless network. Last year, AT&T completed 150,000 network enhancements across the country, more than triple the year before, giving customers more capacity and faster speeds, as well as improving 3G dropped-call performance by 25 percent.
"In today's world, specifically rural communities in Northern Wisconsin, broadband is the new infrastructure that is creating jobs and economic opportunity. By connecting people, broadband is accelerating commerce and growing economies," said State Representative Erik Severson (R-Osceola). "I applaud AT&T's continued investment in its wireless networks to ensure Wisconsin residents and businesses can communicate and perform at optimal levels."
"Our goal is to deliver a network experience that mobilizes everything for customers," said Dave Fine, AT&T's vice president and general manager for Wisconsin and Illinois. "The ongoing investment we're making in Wisconsin is designed to increase coverage and reliability, and to provide advanced services to our customers."
AT&T plans to support the build or upgrade of thousands of cell sites nationwide to increase network speed, coverage and reliability for both mobile voice and broadband services. In addition, AT&T plans to install additional radio "carriers" at thousands of cell sites nationally, enabling new layers of spectrum capacity to carry larger volumes of mobile broadband traffic. Additional capacity helps support rising mobile data traffic volumes, which continue to increase at a rapid pace. In 2012, AT&T plans to double its 4G LTE coverage.
AT&T operates the nation's largest Wi-Fi network*** with nearly 30,000 hotspots in the U.S. and provides access to nearly 190,000 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 wireless data plans.
For more information about AT&T's coverage in Wisconsin or anywhere in the United States, consumers can visit the AT&T Coverage Viewer. Using the online tool, AT&T customers can measure quality of coverage 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. 4G device required. Learn more at att.com/network.*** 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&TAT&T Inc. is a premier communications holding company and one of the most honored companies in the world. 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.
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NORTH CANTON, Ohio, Feb. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Diebold, Incorporated will hold its investment community conference on Wednesday, February 22, in New York with a live webcast available at www.diebold.com beginning at 10:00 a.m. ET. Formal presentations will be conducted by Thomas W. Swidarski, president and chief executive officer; Chuck Ducey, executive vice president, North America operations; Mychal Kempt, vice president, North American sales and service operations; Joao Abud, president, Brazilian division; and Bradley C. Richardson, executive vice president and chief financial officer.
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The event webcast will be available on Diebold's website for three months following the conference.
Diebold, Incorporated is a global leader in providing integrated self-service delivery and security systems and services. Diebold employs more than 16,000 associates with representation in nearly 90 countries worldwide and is headquartered in the Canton, Ohio region, USA. Diebold is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol 'DBD.' For more information, visit the company's website at www.diebold.com, or follow the company on Twitter: http://twitter.com/diebold_inc
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HONG KONG, Feb. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Sino Payments, Inc. (OTCQB: SNPY) a technology Company providing proprietary IP transactions processing services to the retail industry, today announced the TAP Founder, Benny Lee, has been added to the Sino Payments Board of Directors as of January 25, 2012.
TAP Investment Group and Sino Payments have signed a merger agreement whereby all TAP activities will be folded into Sino Payments (OTCQB: SNPY) effective as of merger close and consolidated financials expected to be as of March 2012.
The merger process is underway and ongoing and while all of the terms of the merger agreement are not yet completed we are confident the merger will close during March 2012. We will make additional announcements as and when possible related to the merger close.
The addition of TAP Founder Benny Lee to the Sino Payments Board is one of the key milestones in the merger process and has been agreed for quite some time.
Matthew Mecke, CEO of Sino Payments, Inc. proclaimed, "We have made several announcements related to the merger of TAP and Sino Payments over the last 12 month and this is one of the largest milestones or steps to be taken related to this merger. TAP has been a leader in retail payment terminals and systems for many very large regional clients in Asia for the last 24 years. From 2005 to 2010 TAP achieved approx. 20% net margins on approx. 4mln USD in gross income year on year and we believe now that we are combining TAP and Sino Payments, we are looking for dramatic increases to this business for 2012 due to TAP's success at delivering with new customers and new products to existing customers. I fully welcome Benny Lee and existing Board member Raymond Lee as our newest Board members and expect very positive things to come in early to mid 2012 for Sino Payments as a result."
Calinda Lee, General Manager of TAP Services (HK) Ltd. stated, "We feel very positive about how the merger is going and look forward to bringing values to shareholders of the combined new Sino Payments, Inc."
About TAP (www.tap-group.com.cn)
TAP is a leading provider of customer-centric solutions for the retail industry. By integrating market-leading Point-of-Sales/Point-of-Interaction (POS/POI) and retail CRM solutions, TAP provides retailers with the capability to offer a consistent shopping experience across all channels, all the time, enabling them to easily and effectively manage the customer lifecycle on a one-to-one basis.
TAP is Headquartered in Hong Kong with offices in Macau, Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Shanghai, Beijing, and Manila with over 200 staff.
About Sino Payments, Inc. (www.sinopayments.com)
Sino Payments is a US public company with offices in Hong Kong. Sino Payments focuses on providing IP credit and debit card processing services to large retail chains, including supermarket chains and large regional multinational retailers, in China and throughout Asia. Sino Payments has agreed with TAP to merger TAP operations and financials into Sino Payments with an expected merger close and full consolidation as of March 1, 2012.
Sino Payments, Inc.
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WOONSOCKET, R.I., Feb. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS/pharmacy today announced the launch of Order Ready Text Messaging. Customers can enroll in the program to receive immediate notification via text message when their prescription is ready to be picked up at over 7,300 CVS/pharmacy locations nationwide.
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"CVS/pharmacy's new prescription Order Ready Text Messaging Program allows for easy prescription pick-up by letting our patients know the moment the pharmacist has completed their order," said Rob Price, Senior Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer for CVS/pharmacy. "The introduction of prescription text alerts is the latest addition to our enhanced mobile offering and is designed to make filling prescriptions at CVS/pharmacy even more convenient."
Customers can sign up to receive text messages by speaking to a pharmacy staff member at their local CVS/pharmacy. Once enrolled, customers will receive their first Order Ready Text Message when their next prescription has been filled.
Text message alerts are also available in Spanish for those who specify it's their preferred language. Order Ready Text Messaging is available on most leading cell phone carriers. Message and data rates may apply from the patient's mobile carrier. For more information, customers can visit www.cvs.com/text.
The Order Ready Text Messaging Program complements additional Mobile features from CVS/pharmacy that allow shoppers to use mobile devices to scan and order prescription refills from anywhere at any time. Customers with the CVS/pharmacy iPhone or Android app can use their smartphones to scan and send rapid refills (no sign-in required) to their local CVS/pharmacy for up to six prescriptions at once, just by using the camera in their mobile devices and the CVS/pharmacy app. These refills can be sent by scanning the prescription label directly. Interested customers can download the apps by visiting Apple's App Store or the Android Marketplace.
CVS/pharmacy, the retail division of CVS Caremark Corporation , is America's leading retail pharmacy with more than 7,300 CVS/pharmacy and Longs Drug stores. CVS/pharmacy is committed to improving the lives of those we serve by making innovative and high-quality health and pharmacy services safe, affordable and easy to access, both in its stores and online at CVS.com. General information about CVS/pharmacy and CVS Caremark is available at info.cvscaremark.com.
SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Consumers looking to stay connected to the people and things they love while on-the-go or at home, now have a new option for outstanding video, phone, Internet and wireless services. Verizon Wireless and Comcast today announced they are offering each other's services in the San Francisco Bay area. Additionally, new customers who sign up for both a qualifying Xfinity offering and a Verizon Wireless smartphone or tablet plan will be eligible to receive a Visa prepaid card valued up to $300.
"Through our agreement with Verizon Wireless, we're delivering even more value for consumers by providing an entertainment and communications solution that fits their lifestyle both in and outside the home," said Steve White, president of Comcast's West Division.
"We launched earlier this month in Seattle and Portland, Oregon and now, consumers in the San Francisco Bay area who want a terrific wireless, entertainment and communications experience can find everything they need," said Kevin Zavaglia, region president, Verizon Wireless. "In the San Francisco area, Comcast continues to deliver exceptional entertainment and communications services and the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE and 3G networks are the ideal complement to complete the package."
In December 2011, Verizon Wireless and Comcast announced their intent to offer each other's products and services to consumers. To date, Portland, Seattle and now parts of San Francisco are the markets where these services are available. The companies expect to further enhance and evolve the program based on customer feedback.
To be eligible for the Visa prepaid card, a customer must be a new Xfinity subscriber to a qualifying Double Play or Triple Play package. Additionally, the individual must be a new Verizon Wireless customer purchasing a qualifying smartphone or tablet data plan; or an existing Verizon Wireless customer adding a new line of service or upgrading their service with a new smartphone or tablet, both with a new two-year customer agreement. Customers will receive the Visa prepaid card by mail. More details on the offer, including availability and eligibility can be found at www.comcast.com/wireless.
Consumers have the flexibility to order these services through several methods: in person at a certain Verizon Wireless Communications Stores; via phone by calling 1-855-704-7400 or online by visiting www.verizonwireless.com/xfinity.
About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation's largest 4G LTE network and largest, most reliable 3G network. The company serves 108.7 million total wireless connections, including 92.2 million retail customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with nearly 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.
About Comcast Cable
Comcast Corporation (www.comcast.com) is one of the nation's leading providers of entertainment, information and communications products and services. Comcast is principally involved in the operation of cable systems through Comcast Cable and in the development, production and distribution of entertainment, news, sports and other content for global audiences through NBCUniversal. Comcast Cable is one of the nation's largest video, high-speed Internet and phone providers to residential and business customers. Comcast is the majority owner and manager of NBCUniversal, which owns and operates entertainment and news cable networks, the NBC and Telemundo broadcast networks, local television station groups, television production operations, a major motion picture company and theme parks.Verizon Wireless
CONTACT: Heidi Flato of Verizon Wireless, +1-925-324-8692,
Heidi.Flato@verizonwireless.com, or Andrew Johnson of Comcast,
Web site: http://www.verizonwireless.com/
PLAINSBORO, N.J. and ALPHARETTA, Ga., Feb. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- SAI Global Limited , the world's leading partner to global organizations in Code of Conduct, compliance and ethics training, GRC solutions, and environmental, health & safety (EH&S) software, today announced that it has completed its acquisition of Compliance 360, an industry-leading software provider of enterprise governance, risk management, compliance and audit management (GRC) solutions.
Compliance and risk management are driven by both regulatory and compliance rules and an organization's mission, values and business objectives. Businesses must adhere to government regulations such as the FCPA, Dodd-Frank Act, UK Bribery Act, Export Control laws; industry standards; and internal Code of Conduct, policies and procedures. Global organizations not only require business partners who can provide the practical guidance needed to ensure an effective program but they also depend on a pragmatic, cost-effective way to manage regulatory content, workflow, and communications with staff and third parties.
Already the world leader in SaaS-based compliance and ethics learning and technology, SAI Global will support and extend the Compliance 360 SaaS platform, integrate it with SAI Global's learning platform, and support a comprehensive and highly configurable compliance solution across industries and globally.
"Compliance programs maximize their effectiveness when they manage the key GRC elements of compliance and ethics training, policies, procedures, gifts and entertainment, regulatory change, assessments, surveys, audit management and third party due diligence in a single platform that allows for local control, effective workflow and central oversight," said Andy Wyszkowski, Global Head of Compliance at SAI Global. He added, "Compliance 360 applications not only ensure compliance effectiveness but do so with the highest levels of customer satisfaction. We look forward to continuing to partner with and deliver world-class products, services and technology to organizations around the world."
SAI Global will continue to support its learning clients from its offices in Plainsboro NJ, Waltham MA and regional offices worldwide. Steve McGraw, Compliance 360 President, will report directly to Andy Wyszkowski and manage the GRC Solutions business from Alpharetta GA.
About Compliance 360
The original Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) software company born in the cloud, Compliance 360 brings order and efficiency to the complexity of enterprise governance, risk management, compliance and audit management. The Compliance 360 family of GRC software applications includes regulatory compliance software, policy management software, internal audit software, incident management software, ERM software and a wide variety of specialty applications. More than 250,000 professionals every day in financial services, insurance, healthcare, distribution and other regulated industries rely on Compliance 360 to protect their reputations and brands. www.compliance360.com
About SAI Global Compliance
SAI Global provides organizations with a wide range of governance, risk and compliance (GRC) products, solutions and services that help build organizational integrity and meet overall business objectives. With more than twenty-five years experience and offices in more than 25 countries, SAI Global's solutions include a wide range of GRC products and services including risk and culture assessments, a full range of advisory services, best practice Code of Conduct program development and review, whistleblowing hotline services, compliance and ethics training and awareness, regulatory knowledge, policy management, case management, third party compliance management including automated due diligence workflow and management, and GRC software to enhance the power and value of a compliance risk management business process. www.saiglobal.com/compliance
CONTACT: Tia Smallwood, Senior Vice President, Global Marketing, SAI
Global Compliance, +1-609-955-5135, firstname.lastname@example.org
Web site: http://www.saiglobal.com/
PARIS, February 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
Gameloft achieved consolidated sales of EUR47.0 million during the fourth quarter of 2011, up by 18% from the previous year. On a constant exchange rate basis, the fourth-quarter growth was 20%.
The significant success enjoyed by recently launched games such as Modern Combat 3: Fallen Nation, Gangstar Rio: City of Saints, Six-Guns and Dungeon Hunter 3 has resulted in solid sequential growth in the fourth quarter of 2011.
In EUR millions FY2011 FY2010 Variation 1st Quarter 39.5 33.0 +20% 2nd Quarter 37.4 33.6 +11% 3rd Quarter 40.6 34.7 +17% 4th Quarter 47.0 39.7 +18% 12-Month Total 164.4 141.0 +17%
In 2011, Gameloft consolidated sales reached EUR164.4 million, up by 17% year on year. Europe represented 30% of the company's sales, North America 29% and the rest of the world 41%. On a constant exchange rate basis, full-year growth was 19% compared with 13% in 2010.
This growth continues to be driven by sales in emerging countries and by the massive success of Gameloft games on smartphones and tablets around the world. Gameloft's fourth-quarter sales on smartphones and tablets grew by 64% year on year and represented 41% of total sales.
The dynamism of the smartphone and tablet market, driven by the success of Apple and Android, should continue sustaining Gameloft's growth in the upcoming quarters. Therefore, Gameloft is expecting solid top-line growth in 2012.
In the long term, the company appears to be in an ideal position to benefit from the rapid growth of the digital distribution of video games on mobile phones, tablets, next-generation set-top boxes and smart TVs.
Gameloft's 2011 annual results will be published on March 21, 2012, after the market closes.
A leading global publisher of digital and social games, Gameloft(R) has established itself as one of the top innovators in its field since 2000. Gameloft creates games for all digital platforms, including mobile phones, smartphones and tablets (including Apple(R) iOS and Android(R) devices), set-top boxes, connected TVs and consoles. Gameloft partners with leading international brands such as UNO(R), Spider-Man(R), James Cameron's Avatar(TM), Ferrari(R) and Sonic Unleashed(R). Gameloft also operates its own established franchises, such as Real Football, Asphalt(TM), Modern Combat 3: Fallen Nation and N.O.V.A Near Orbit Vanguard Alliance(R). Gameloft is present in all continents, distributes its games in 100 countries and employs over 4,000 developers.
Gameloft is listed on the Paris Stock Exchange (ISIN: FR0000079600, Bloomberg: GFT FP, Reuters: GLFT.PA).
Gameloft's sponsored Level 1 ADR is traded OTC in the US.
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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Feb. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- YouChange Holdings Corp ("youchange(TM)") , a leading Community for electronics collection, e-waste tracking, and re-Commerce, today announced the launch of their Earth Day Electronic Collection Challenge for Arizona schools.
Every year Americans spend billions of dollars on electronic gadgets many of which will be obsolete before they reach their first anniversary. Purchasing the next, newest or coolest replacement means we shove older, fully functional items into a drawer, push them to the back of a closet or shelve them in the garage not knowing how best to dispose of them. Youchange answers this challenge with an electronic waste collection program that focuses on fundraising within schools to solve this problem in Maricopa County through the launch of its Earth Day Challenge.
"We all have obsolete electronic items collecting dust but what we don't know is that many of those items still have some value. Youchange's business is built on empowering students to change the world and solve the problems of electronic waste through school fundraising programs and launching this challenge for our local area just makes sense," said Derrick Mains EVP of youchange. "With more than 100,000 schools across the nation suffering with serious budget cuts we plan to expand this opportunity to other regions in the coming months."
The Earth Day Challenge is an electronics collection competition providing the opportunity for one school to win a cash prize of $2,500. The challenge is simple and beneficial to all 30 schools, even if they do not win the grand prize. Hold an electronic collection fundraiser between now and Earth Day and youchange will pay each school for functional electronic items collected. The one school that collects the most items per student will receive an additional $2,500 in cash paid by youchange. Because the contest looks at the number of items collected per student it allows a school with only 200 students to compete equally with a school of 2,000 students.
"We have seen schools make between $300 and $5,000 after completing our two week collection drives. Now adding in the chance to win an additional $2,500 prize for their efforts is a win for them and a win for the environment and the school!" said Dan Fogel VP of Operations for youchange.
The contest is open to all schools in Maricopa County, Arizona and can be driven by students, parent teacher organizations or by teachers. To qualify schools need to be one of the first 30 schools to register (with a minimum of 10 schools participating) with youchange and choose a two week time period to run their collection event. In addition, youchange emphasizes the importance for each school to promote their event and discuss with students the importance of recycling electronic waste. Schools will be paid for functional items in a number of categories including computers, cell phones, tablets, e-readers, game consoles, media players and digital cameras. All non-functional items will be responsibly recycled.
The winning school will be announced on May 15th, 2012 and presented with a $2,500 check in addition to the cash they raised through their collection event.
For more details or to sign up for the challenge contact Dan Fogel via email at email@example.com or call 480 947 3588.
"It starts with you...and ends in change."
About YouChange Holdings Corp
YouChange Holdings Corp is focused on the collection, purchase, refurbishment, and resale of used consumer electronics to schools, non-profits, churches, consumers and business markets. The youchange(TM) platform, which includes online, mobile apps and ongoing electronic collection programs; includes paying cash and reward points to schools, non-profits, churches, consumers and businesses for their used electronics; refurbishing and recycling those products; and the sale and re-Commerce of these products, as well as licensing of proprietary data through its back-end enterprise management software as a service platform. Some of these products include laptops, computers, tablet computers, cell phones, smart phones, PDAs, mp3 players, calculators, external drives, game consoles, digital cameras, streaming media devices, tablet e-readers, batteries and camera lenses.
This document contains forward-looking statements that are subject to a number of risks, assumptions and uncertainties that could cause the Company's actual results to differ materially from those projected. These risks, assumptions and uncertainties include: the ability of the Company to raise capital, the ability to complete systems within currently estimated time frames and budgets; the ability to compete effectively in a rapidly evolving and price-competitive marketplace; changes in the nature of telecommunications regulation in the United States and other countries; changes in business strategy; the successful integration of newly acquired businesses; the impact of technological change; and other risks referenced from time to time in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
YouChange Holdings Corp
Jeffrey Rassas, CEO
WASHINGTON, Feb. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Cogent Communications Group, Inc. will host a conference call with financial analysts at 8:30 a.m. (ET) on February 22, 2012 to discuss Cogent's operating results for the fourth quarter and full year for 2011. Cogent will issue a press release announcing the operating results at 7 a.m. (ET) on February 22, 2012.
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To participate, investors and other interested parties may access the earnings call as follows:
Dial-in Numbers: 1-888-378-4361 for U.S. callers 1-719-325-2234 for international callers Internet: An audio webcast is accessible under "Events" in the "News" section of Cogent's website at www.cogentco.com and will remain available through April 30, 2012. Telephone Replay: Wednesday, February 22, 2012 at 11:30 a.m. ET and continuing through 11:59 p.m. ET on Monday, February 27. To listen to the replay, please dial 1-719-457-0820, Access code 1524720
About Cogent Communications
Cogent Communications is a multinational, Tier 1 facilities-based ISP, consistently ranked as one of the top five networks in the world. Cogent specializes in providing businesses with high speed Internet access and point-to-point transport services. Cogent's facilities-based, all-optical IP network backbone provides IP services in over 175 markets globally.
Since Cogent's inception, Cogent has unleashed the benefits of IP technology, building one of the largest and highest capacity IP networks in existence. This network enables Cogent to offer large bandwidth connections at highly competitive prices. Cogent also offers superior customer support by virtue of its end-to-end control of service delivery and network monitoring.
Cogent Communications is headquartered at 1015 31st Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20007. For more information, visit www.cogentco.com. Cogent Communications can be reached in the United States at (202) 295-4200 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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SANTA MONICA, Calif., Feb. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Activision Blizzard, Inc. announced today that Humam Sakhnini has been promoted to the newly created position of Chief Strategy and Talent Officer. The company also announced today that Ann Weiser who has served as its Chief Human Resources Officer since 2007 will retire at the end of her contract in 2012.
In his new role, Sakhnini, who has served as the company's Executive Vice President of Corporate Strategy and Business Development since 2009, will continue to report to Thomas Tippl, Chief Operating Officer of Activision Blizzard. He will continue to oversee the company's corporate strategy and business development activities, and will assume leadership responsibility for human resources activities across Activision Blizzard.
"Bringing together our strategic planning and worldwide human resources responsibilities under Humam's leadership underscores our commitment to talent recruiting, development and retention as a principal focus of the company," stated Robert Kotick, Chief Executive Officer. "This move will enable us to more closely link our strategic planning and business development initiatives with talent development to ensure we remain the preeminent destination for the most talented people working in interactive entertainment."
Prior to joining Activision Blizzard, Sakhnini was a partner at McKinsey & Company for eight years, where he provided counsel to executives at the world's leading media and technology companies. During his tenure at McKinsey, he focused on business strategy including acquisitions, international growth and market entry, as well as marketing, sales, and organizational transformation.
"I would like to thank Ann for her extraordinary contributions to Activision Blizzard," Kotick continued. "By aligning our human resources and operations, she has helped us to recruit top industry talent and deliver strong business results. Through Ann's leadership we have deep senior management strength and stronger human resource processes and capabilities. Ann will work closely with Humam over the coming months to ensure a smooth transition of responsibilities."
Headquartered in Santa Monica, California, Activision Blizzard, Inc. is a worldwide online, PC and console game publisher with leading market positions across every major category of the rapidly growing interactive entertainment software industry.
Activision Blizzard maintains operations in the U.S., Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Sweden, Spain, Norway, Denmark, the Netherlands, Australia, China, South Korea and the region of Taiwan. More information about Activision Blizzard and its products can be found on the company's website, www.activisionblizzard.com.Activision Blizzard, Inc.
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PARIS, February 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
NomoTech, a specialist in wireless broadband services, and Eutelsat Communications announce the signature of a contract to commercialise the Tooway(TM) satellite broadband service in France. NomoTech's choice of Tooway(TM), delivered by Eutelsat's powerful KA-SAT satellite, will accelerate broadband deployment to users beyond ADSL, contributing to closing France's broadband gap.
Tooway(TM) is the highest-performing satellite broadband service in Europe, offering consumer speeds of up to 10 Mbps downlink and 4 Mbps uplink. The service launched today by Ozone, NomoTech's ISP, is immediately available across France.
The deal signed between NomoTech and Eutelsat's affiliate Skylogic, follows on from the Tooway(TM) service offered by SFR, which is now provided by NomoTech and merged in 2011 with the broadband activities of Numeo. The launch of Tooway(TM) underscores NomoTech's ambition, via Ozone, to raise the bar of wireless broadband services for users beyond ADSL.
Philippe Le Grand, Deputy CEO of NomoTech, declared: "Ozone's position as a leading provider of alternative broadband solutions in France is strengthened by this contract with Eutelsat which adds a new layer of performance to our product portfolio. Our commitment to integrating the most advanced satellite services has naturally driven us to Eutelsat and Tooway, and we look forward to a long partnership."
Michel de Rosen, CEO of Eutelsat Communications, said: "We are delighted that NomoTech, an established operator with deep understanding of wireless broadband solutions, has chosen Tooway(TM) to accelerate broadband roll-out in France. Our KA-SAT High Throughput Satellite continues to win the confidence of high calibre partners as we progressively develop our distribution network across its entire footprint. Tooway's performance is fully in step with broadband expectations from consumers and enterprises."
About Tooway(TM) and KA-SAT
The Tooway(TM) service uses a 77cm satellite dish and a modem connected to the PC, giving customers Internet access with no need for a landline. The service can also deliver IP telephony and, using a Ku-band/Ka-band double feed, can be combined with satellite television reception from neighbouring broadcast satellites. Tooway(TM) is delivered via Eutelsat's innovative KA-SAT satellite, which entered into commercial service in May 2011. With its total capacity of more than 70 Gbps, KA-SAT has ushered in a new era of competitively-priced, satellite services for homes and small businesses across Europe and the Mediterranean Basin. The satellite forms the cornerstone of an infrastructure which includes eight main satellite gateways connected to the Internet by a fibre backbone ring.
NOMOTECH is one of the leading providers of innovative wireless broadband network solutions in France. NOMOTECH's products are designed to enable the delivery of wireless high speed internet to cover the broadband-less areas and to bridge the digital divide between urban and suburban regions. NOMOTECH developed its own concept based on innovative wireless broadband technology WiFiMAX. NOMOTECH covers the whole of the La Manche region in France with the wireless broadband infrastructures thereby creating the widest Hotzone in Europe. NOMOTECH provides wireless broadband infrastructure engineering, design of emitting stations, deployment of high performance infrastructures, administration and after sales service support. It also provides ISP (WEST TELECOM and IDYLE TELECOM) solutions for personal mobile broadband, business and residential primary broadband access, corporate VPNs, high quality telephony, mobile base station feeding, hotspot coverage extension, community interconnection and public safety communications. NOMOTECH's industry leadership and technology innovation driven by strong management and development professionals allows us to new markets in Europe and Africa to extend there wireless and wire networks. It also works with governments, industrials sites and oil platforms. http://www.nomotech.com
About Eutelsat Communications
Eutelsat Communications is the holding company of Eutelsat S.A.. With capacity commercialised on 29 satellites that provide coverage over the entire European continent, as well as the Middle East, Africa, India and significant parts of Asia and the Americas, Eutelsat is one of the world's three leading satellite operators in terms of revenues. As of 30 September 2011, Eutelsat's satellites were broadcasting more than 3,950 television channels. More than 1,100 channels are broadcast via its HOT BIRD(TM) video neighbourhood at 13 degrees East alone which serves over 120 million cable and satellite homes in Europe, the Middle East and North Africa. The Group's satellites also serve a wide range of fixed and mobile telecommunications services, TV contribution markets, corporate networks, and broadband markets for Internet Service Providers and for transport, maritime and in-flight markets. Eutelsat's broadband subsidiary, Skylogic, markets and operates access to high speed internet services through teleports in France and Italy that serve enterprises, local communities, government agencies and aid organisations in Europe, Africa, Asia and the Americas. Headquartered in Paris, Eutelsat and its subsidiaries employ just over 700 commercial, technical and operational professionals from 30 countries. http://www.eutelsat.comEutelsat Communications
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SPARTANBURG, S.C., Feb. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Denny's, America's iconic family diner, announced today the launch of its first national online marketing campaign targeting the Hispanic consumer. The Funny Or Die spoof video, titled "Skillet Whisperer," features famed dog behavioralist and TV personality, Cesar Millan, Star of National Geographic WILD's 'Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan,' taming an unruly Denny's Sizzlin' Skillet. The video is produced in both Spanish and English to effectively reach a diverse audience.
The comedic "Skillet Whisperer" episode takes place in a Denny's diner where Millan steps in to help an overwhelmed family who is confronted with an aggressive Western Skillet, from the new "Sizzlin' Skillets" menu, and teaches the family how to display their dominance to calm the skillet so that it may be eaten and enjoyed in a respectful manner. The video is Millan's first national restaurant brand partnership and was created to connect with Denny's growing Hispanic customer base. Also starring in the Spanish version of the video is Millan's son, Calvin Millan, who plays the son of the family.
"Skillet Whisperer" launches today in Spanish and English versions and is available online at Youtube.com and FunnyOrDie.com, respectively. The branded content video is a further extension of Denny's "America's Diner is Always Open" platform, further engaging with the growing Hispanic demographic through a new platform beyond traditional advertising. The videos will also be accessible via Dennys.com, Facebook and other social media platforms.
"Denny's enjoys strong relationships with our Hispanic guests, which make up the fastest growing demographic at our restaurants and in the U.S. overall," commented Frances Allen, chief marketing officer of Denny's Corporation. "We have regularly introduced innovative new campaigns to engage with our target demographics, so we are truly excited to be launching our first video campaign produced in both English and Spanish, with the goal of making it as authentic as possible for our wide variety of guests. We are very pleased to continue our relationship with Funny Or Die and to have the opportunity to be the first restaurant brand to partner with Cesar Millan, who did a fantastic job in the video."
The online video is the first nationwide campaign developed by Denny's new Hispanic advertising agency, Casanova Pendrill, which worked in partnership with Denny's lead agency, Gotham.
"The Hispanic community continues to be vitally important to the Denny's brand and we are excited to continue spreading its 'always open' message with the launch of our first campaign on behalf of the company," explains Ingrid Otero-Smart, president and chief executive officer of Casanova Pendrill. "The partnership with Funny Or Die and Cesar Millan gives Denny's the chance to speak to Hispanic consumers in a fresh, fun way, and we look forward to increasing engagement within this audience across all media platforms moving forward."
Denny's is America's Largest full-service family restaurant chain, serving classic American food and every day value 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Based in Spartanburg, S.C., Denny's currently operates 1,670 franchised, licensed, and Company-owned restaurants across the United States, Canada, Costa Rica, Mexico, Guam, Puerto Rico and New Zealand. For more information, including news releases, franchising opportunities and investor relations, visit www.dennys.com.
About Funny Or Die
Funny Or Die launched in April 2007 and has quickly become the top destination for comedy on the web. At the 2011 Webby Awards Funny Or Die won nine awards, including Best Humor Site. The site has over 12 million unique users per month, over 60 million video views per month, and has grown into a vertically integrated 21st century digital studio that produces high quality content over numerous platforms, operating a social media and marketing division with over 2.8 million Twitter followers, approximately 4 million Facebook fans, and devoted followers on numerous social networking and sharing sites. Funny Or Die has become the "place to be seen" for comedic celebrities, and the obvious destination for a daily comedy fix. Funny Or Die's founders are Gary Sanchez Productions (Will Ferrell, Adam McKay and Chris Henchy), Sequoia and CAA. Judd Apatow is also a principal partner in Funny Or Die.
Casanova Pendrill is one of the leading Hispanic integrated communications agencies in the U.S. Founded in 1984, the company is headquartered in Costa Mesa, CA with a full-service office in NY, and handles Hispanic advertising and integrated communications services for Fortune 500 clients like General Mills, Nestle, Kohl's, U.S. Army, and the California Lottery, among others. Casanova has been affiliated with Interpublic Group of Companies since 1999.
A unit of the Interpublic Group of companies, Gotham Inc. is a full service advertising agency based in New York. Its 160+ employees service the integrated communication needs of brands across multiple categories. Clients include: Best Western, Chobani, Denny's, Fresh Direct, Lindt, Maybelline, Newman's Own, and Yellowbook. For more information, visit www.gothaminc.com.
CONTACT: Denny's, ICR, Kristina Jorge, +1-646-277-1234,
Kristina.Jorge@icrinc.com; Funny Or Die, Dawn Miller, +1-323-761-7220,
firstname.lastname@example.org; Casanova Pendrill, Yasmin Rodriguez, +1-646-865-3026,
Yasmin.Rodriguez@casanova.com; or Gotham, Alyssa Siegel, +1-212-3969179,
Web site: http://www.dennys.com/
GERMANTOWN, Md., Feb. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES), the global leader in broadband satellite solutions and services, today announced that the JUPITER Gateway and user terminals have successfully completed their factory and field qualifications and are now operational, delivering high-speed, end-to-end system traffic over the AMC 15 Ka-band satellite. Crossing this major milestone paves the way for the launch in Q2 2012 of JUPITER, a next-generation, high throughput satellite, which will deliver HughesNet(R) Gen4 broadband satellite Internet services across North America.
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Hughes is in the process of installing and testing the infrastructure for the JUPITER system with the initial Gateway providing support for multiple spot beams across the United States. Use of the Echostar AMC 15 Ka-band satellite is enabling Hughes to validate the user experience and high-speed service plans that will be delivered to subscribers starting in the summer of 2012. Designed with more download capacity than any other satellite in the world, the new JUPITER satellite will utilize an enhanced version of the IPoS standard, the world's leading broadband satellite standard approved by ETSI, TIA and ITU.
"This is a very exciting time for Hughes," said Pradman Kaul, CEO of Hughes. "We are once again poised to push the envelope and bring a sophisticated, high throughput satellite to market, based on cutting-edge industry standards and with capabilities that will maintain our position as the world's leading integrated satellite service provider."
Employing a multi-spot beam, bent pipe Ka-band architecture, the new geostationary satellite will provide significant additional capacity for HughesNet service in North America. JUPITER's capabilities will augment the successful SPACEWAY(R) 3 satellite and will be a key element in the delivery of the recently announced enhanced HughesNet Gen4 service later this year. HughesNet is the #1 satellite Internet provider in North America and currently has over 620,000 subscribers.
Contributing to its leadership position in the Ka-band satellite sector, Hughes is providing Yahsat with a Ka-band broadband satellite system including gateway equipment and terminals, as well as a complete OSS/BSS solution for their YahClick broadband services in the Middle East, Africa and Southwest Asia and also is supplying Avanti Communications Group with Ka-band gateways and terminals for operation over Avanti's HYLAS 1 and 2 satellite broadband services across Europe and the Middle East/Africa.
About Hughes Network Systems
Hughes Network Systems, LLC (Hughes) is the world's leading provider of satellite broadband for home and office, delivering innovative network technologies, managed services, and solutions for enterprises and governments globally. HughesNet(R) is the #1 high-speed satellite Internet service in the marketplace, with offerings to suit every budget. To date, Hughes has shipped more than 2.5 million systems to customers in over 100 countries, representing over 50 percent market share. Its products employ global standards approved by the TIA, ETSI and ITU organizations, including IPoS/DVB-S2, RSM-A, and GMR-1.
Headquartered outside Washington, D.C., in Germantown, Maryland, USA, Hughes operates sales and support offices worldwide, and is a wholly owned subsidiary of EchoStar Corporation , a premier global provider of satellite operations and digital TV solutions. For additional information about Hughes, please visit www.hughes.com.
(C)2012 Hughes Network Systems, LLC. Hughes, HughesNet, SPACEWAY, and JUPITER are trademarks of Hughes Network Systems, LLC.
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NEW YORK, Feb. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- RTG Ventures, Inc. (OTCQB: RTGV) today released a brief update of their current technology development.
In a short statement, Reggie James, SVP Marketing Communications, outlined, "It is challenging for our shareholders to see development when a product is not consumer facing at this early stage of development, however we have been working deep on a project with a partner that will illustrate the power of Pulse Station. The client has expanded requirements which bode well for the future."
He added, "Our product has the flexibility to move into other arenas, which have been discussed at length in recent media reports, and we remain confident about our proposition, market and future plans."
About RTG Ventures
RTG Ventures offers Music & Entertainment Technology Solutions and Digital Marketing Services. Harnessing the strength of its digital marketing agency, that has a trusted reputation over the last 8 years, the company has applied its knowledge process in developing cutting edge technology platforms for web, mobile and tablet devices.
Using Digital Clarity's application in the Marketing and Social arena, RTG Ventures offers a unique value proposition of intelligent, analytics based technology solutions with the support of an experienced digital marketing team. RTG Ventures, Inc. is an OTC:QB company. Symbol RTGV.
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MENLO PARK, Calif., Feb. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Robert Half recently launched a new mobile application, enabling job seekers to search for available positions in their fields using their Apple iPhone or Android smart phones. The app also includes a salary calculator that gives mobile users access to compensation information that can be customized by job title and geography.
In addition to providing job search assistance, the application provides timely articles and research to help professionals stay current on trends in accounting and finance, technology, law, marketing and design, and the administrative fields.
"We've always strived to provide professionals with the information and resources they need to get ahead," said Max Messmer, chairman and CEO of Robert Half International. "Our mobile application is one more tool to keep people informed, no matter where they might be."
The Robert Half Mobile App is available for free by visiting www.roberthalf.us/mobileapp.
About Robert Half International
Founded in 1948, Robert Half is the world's first and largest specialized staffing firm, with more than 350 offices worldwide. The company's professional staffing divisions include Accountemps(R), Robert Half(R) Finance & Accounting and Robert Half(R) Management Resources, for temporary, full-time and senior-level project professionals, respectively, in the fields of accounting and finance; OfficeTeam(R), for highly skilled office and administrative support professionals; Robert Half(R) Technology, for project and full-time technology professionals; Robert Half(R) Legal, for project and full-time staffing of lawyers, paralegals and legal support personnel; and The Creative Group(R), for interactive, design, marketing, advertising and public relations professionals. For more information about the specialized staffing and recruitment divisions of Robert Half, visit www.roberthalf.com, and follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/roberthalf.
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ISLANDIA, N.Y., Feb. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- CA Technologies unveiled the five winners of its first annual CA AppLogic Partner Awards at "Accelerate the Cloud Miami 2012," a CA Technologies MSP Symposium event. ScaleMatrix, DNS Europe, CorePLUS World, Cirrhus9 and Bird Hosting have been recognized for their achievements in leveraging the CA AppLogic(R) cloud computing platform, and for their contributions in helping to expand the ecosystem of independent software vendors, service providers and end users.
The CA AppLogic Partner Awards highlight specific achievements for overall partnership support, technology innovation and advancement of the platform, success in thought leadership and driving awareness in the marketplace, and general participation in the Cloud Commons(R) ecosystem.
"We continue to be impressed by the commitment, dedication and innovation we've seen from our broadening ecosystem of CA AppLogic partners," said Adam Famularo, general manager, Enterprise and Cloud Solutions, CA Technologies. "Through these awards we are showcasing our partners' many exciting accomplishments and demonstrating our appreciation to the partner community for their contributions to our mutual successes."
Awards were given in the following categories:
CA AppLogic Partners of the Year
ScaleMatrix (Americas recipient), a provider of cloud solutions with an infrastructure-based approach, and DNS Europe (EMEA recipient), a London-based European cloud hosting provider, were selected for their exemplary overall contributions to the CA AppLogic partner community, and for their ongoing commitment to driving platform advancements and awareness in the marketplace.
Companies were selected for their revenue contributions through software license purchases and reseller arrangements; participation in CA Technologies events, reference activities, and sales opportunities; services and implementation assistance; and involvement and support of the Cloud Commons ecosystem.
CA AppLogic Cloud Trailblazer
CorePLUS World, an on-demand service provider delivering a complete outsourced solution for IT and application services, was recognized for its innovative approach to delivering IT services via the CA AppLogic platform. The company has developed a proprietary "virtual desktop-like" solution that captures the essence of what cloud computing enables for software as a service. In doing so, CorePLUS introduced a bold and innovative solution that places it in direct competition with several of the biggest names in software and services.
CorePLUS was selected for its overall degree of innovation, demonstration of advanced service delivery, and a visionary approach to using the CA AppLogic platform.
CA AppLogic Market Influencer
Cirrhus9, a cloud computing systems integrator specializing in managed services, deployment and migration solutions, and qualification and validation services, was honored for its long-time commitment to driving market awareness and contributing to various CA AppLogic communities, such as the LinkedIn AppLogic Users Group and @AppLogic Twitter feed. The Cirrhus9 team has driven interest in the CA Technologies cloud platform, helping to educate and influence the marketplace through its evangelism efforts.
Cirrhus9 was selected for its use of social media, networking, and corporate website to advance the CA AppLogic community, as well as overall contribution to the community at-large.
CA AppLogic Top Technical Contributor
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MINNEAPOLIS, Feb. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Multiband Corporation, , a leading Home Service Provider (HSP) for DIRECTV and the nation's largest DIRECTV Master System Operator (MSO) for Multiple Dwelling Units (MDUs), today announced that it has been awarded an expanded installation fulfillment territory by ViaSat, Inc. Under the new award, Multiband expects to handle approximately 37% of ViaSat's direct retail installation requirements in the U.S.
Multiband has already begun to ramp up new Exede(SM) by ViaSat broadband installations and expects to significantly increase its gross additions per month with the expanded territory. ViaSat provides broadband Internet access via satellite to homes and small business in cities and rural America over both the WildBlue and new Exede networks. The newest ViaSat technology offers up to 12 MB download speeds.
James L. Mandel, CEO of Multiband, commented, "Multiband has one of the largest satellite installation operations in the U.S. and this new territory provides synergies for both companies. We already have the fleet and specialized technicians for much of this territory so the ability to capitalize on these opportunities is clear. In addition, it may enhance our current acquisition, Multiband Engineering and Wireless, giving them more data options. This agreement reinforces our expertise and diversifies our presence in the satellite industry. We welcome the opportunity to expand our partnership with ViaSat and expect this will help support our aggressive growth objectives for the coming year."
ViaSat delivers fast, secure communications, Internet, and remote network access to fixed sites or on-the-move. The company provides networking products and managed network services for enterprise IP applications; is a key supplier of network-centric military communications and encryption technologies and products to the U.S. and allied governments; and is the primary technology partner for gateway and customer-premises equipment for consumer and mobile satellite broadband services. Based in Carlsbad, Calif., ViaSat has established a number of worldwide locations for customer service, network operations, and technology development.
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Multiband Corporation is the largest nationwide DIRECTV master system operator in the Multiple Dwelling Unit (MDU) market and one of the largest full-service home service providers (HSPs), handling around 20% of all DIRECTV's installations, maintenance and upgrades for residents of single-family homes. Multiband is a full-service operator for a number of other providers within the footprint as well, offering solutions for watch, talk, surf and security, and is equipped with a retail store and an online store to strive to be a customer's "one source solution" for all electronic needs. Additionally, Multiband is a leading provider of software and integrated billing services to MDUs on a single bill, including video, voice, data and other value-added local services, both directly and through strategic arrangements. Multiband is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn., and has offices strategically placed around the continental United States.
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CLEVELAND, Feb. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Applied Industrial Technologies today announced it has acquired the businesses of Solutions Industrielles Chicoutimi and Specialites Industrielles Harvey. Terms of the sale were not disclosed.
Solutions Industrielles Chicoutimi provides bearings, power transmission products and repair services through one location in Chicoutimi, Quebec. The company serves a broad base of customers, including saw mills, food, cement, agriculture, OEMs and machine shops.
Specialites Industrielles Harvey distributes bearings and power transmission products, plus hydraulic, pneumatic and electrical components from two locations serving the Quebec City and Beauce markets. Customers include industrial, OEM, commercial, construction, food and government businesses.
The current management team at both businesses will continue to serve with the Applied organization, reporting to Mike Allen, Vice President for the Eastern Canadian operations of Applied. Both businesses will continue to run under their current operating names.
"We're very pleased to welcome both of these businesses to Applied and extend our reach into key industrial markets in Quebec," said Todd A. Barlett, Applied's Vice President - Acquisitions and Global Business Development. "Customers will benefit from increased depth of service and expanded product availability while continuing to work with familiar sales associates and a respected local management team."
Neil A. Schrimsher, Applied's Chief Executive Officer, said, "The addition of Solutions Industrielles Chicoutimi and Specialites Industrielles Harvey provide the right fit with our continuing strategy to expand in Eastern Canada. We are excited about the growth opportunities and success we can realize together."
With approximately 480 facilities and 4,700 employee associates across North America, Applied Industrial Technologies is an industrial distributor that offers more than 4 million parts critical to the operations of MRO and OEM customers in virtually every industry. In addition, Applied provides engineering, design and systems integration for industrial and fluid power applications, as well as customized mechanical, fabricated rubber and fluid power shop services. Applied also offers maintenance training, plus solutions to meet inventory and storeroom management needs that help provide enhanced value to its customers. For its fiscal year ended June 30, 2011, Applied posted sales of $2.2 billion. Applied can be visited on the Internet at http://www.applied.com.
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NEW YORK, Feb.1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- LivePerson, Inc. , a provider of real-time chat, voice and content solutions that increase conversions and improve customer experience, today announced that its customer, loveisrespect.org, is leveraging LivePerson's real-time engagement platform to help address dating abuse and provide personal assistance to youths through a 24/7 text service.
Loveisrespect.org, a unique partnership between Break the Cycle and the National Dating Abuse Helpline, will launch its services publicly and kick off National Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month today, February 1st, at a VIP musical celebration in Los Angeles, with special appearances by members of young Hollywood and featuring a special message from Vice President Joe Biden.
"In today's environment, technology is at the epicenter of how teens and young adults communicate. We're thrilled to be publicly launching our innovative text help-line to empower teens and young adults to seek secure help immediately, no matter where they are," said Brian Pinero, Acting Director of the National Dating Abuse Helpline. "We're very honored to receive the support of Vice President Joe Biden and his lifelong dedication to ending domestic violence. We also appreciate his help in promoting the new LivePerson text feature by sending the first text to the loveisrespect.org help-line."
LivePerson's platform enables counselors to receive both live chats and text messages in the same console, and send back advice securely and in real-time. "We believe that human connection is most effective and meaningful when it's done in real-time," said Robert LoCascio, CEO, LivePerson. "I'm very pleased that through our real-time technology, loveisrespect.org is able to meaningfully connect with their constituents and provide help to youths exactly in the moment they need it."
Through LivePerson's cloud-based technology, organizations are able to maximize their resources and effectively manage online and offline communications, whether on websites or mobile devices, enhancing the interactions with consumers or constituents. LivePerson's mission is to enable organizations to engage meaningfully with a greater number of constituents, wherever they may be.
Loveisrespect.org's mobile text help-line is made possible by LivePerson's platform APIs which enable the extension of chat beyond the web browser. Through these innovative APIs and tools, customers, solution providers and independent software companies are able to develop and build innovative applications that enable organizations like loveisrespect.org to expand their touch and deepen their impact with their constituents.
Loveisrespect.org helps teens and young adults, ages 12-24 navigate the spectrum of healthy relationship behaviors. From the program, young people learn there are options, answers and support available to them every hour of every day. Break the Cycle and the National Dating Abuse Helpline designed the program specifically for young people, emphasizing confidentiality and trust to ensure teens nationwide feel safe and supported - online and off. Find out more at www.loveisrespect.org.
LivePerson, Inc. offers a cloud-based platform that enables businesses to proactively connect in real-time with their customers via chat, voice, and content delivery at the right time, through the right channel, including websites, social media, and mobile devices. This "intelligent engagement" is driven by real-time behavioral analytics, producing connections based on a true understanding of business objectives and customer needs.
More than 8,500 companies rely on LivePerson's platform to increase conversions and improve customer experience, including Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Microsoft, Verizon, Sky, Walt Disney, PNC, QVC and Orbitz.
LivePerson has received the CODiE award for Best Ecommerce Solution in 2011, and has been named one of America's 25 Fastest-Growing Tech Companies by Forbes in 2011 and a Company of the Year by Frost and Sullivan in 2011. LivePerson is headquartered in New York City with offices in San Francisco, Tel Aviv, Atlanta, London and Melbourne, Australia.
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TORONTO, Feb. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - YANGAROO Inc, the industry's leading secure digital media distribution company, today announced the launch of its online music contest "DMDS Rising Star." This initiative will support the tens of thousands of independent musicians who do not have the necessary means to connect with key decision makers at radio stations and TV networks across the US and Canada. Independent musicians or groups who win the contest will receive a free DMDS Pro membership, which is YANGAROO's advanced account offering, providing winners with the full suite of features and flexibility for delivering music and music video content to over 3000 radio stations, and television broadcasters such as MTV, VH1, BET, CMT, GAC, Fuse, MuchMusic, and more, plus over a hundred additional promotional destinations for review and airplay consideration.
"The Internet allows musicians and amateur artists to present their music to a huge audience at low cost without the need of a recording label. However, you still - sooner or later - need the power of mass media to conquer the world," said Johan Gil, Online Marketing and Account Relations Coordinator, DMDS. "We are helping artists with 'connecting the dots' to the radio stations and TV networks! What's more, we strongly believe in relationships and making dreams come true! That's why we have created this contest in order to support the talent of artists who lack the knowledge of getting to major broadcasters and/or do not possess the resources to be presented in front of the decision makers."
According to the US Bureau of Labour Statistics, in the United States, there are more than 240,000 individuals employed in music related activities. With the arrival of the Internet, technology and fairly inexpensive recording devices and instruments, more people are able to participate in the creation of music than ever before. It is estimated that there are approximately 62 million amateur musicians in the United States alone.
"The fact that DMDS is used by all four major record labels and many influential indie labels, positions DMDS as the preferred choice to submit singles and music videos for airplay and broadcast consideration to the radio and TV," said Adam Hunt, VP, Sales, YANGAROO Inc. "However, we feel independent artists represent the niche markets that could better benefit from our services - not only the Anglophone community, but also the Hispanic and Francophone communities. We hope Rising Star will serve to increase awareness of the accessibility and the exposure that DMDS can provide at mainstream media outlets."
Yangaroo DMDS is inviting anyone who wants to participate in the contest to visit this link. And for all who are music community-related or support independent artists and music, please promote, create buzz and spread the word about the contest. Also, connect with Yangaroo DMDS on the DMDS Blog, Twitter, Youtube, MySpace, and LinkedIn.
YANGAROO's patented Digital Media Distribution System (DMDS) is a leading secure B2B digital delivery solution for the music and advertising industries. DMDS replaces the physical distribution of audio and video content for music, music videos, and advertising to television, radio, media, retailers, and other authorized recipients with more accountable, effective, and far less costly digital delivery of broadcast quality media via the Internet. The DMDS Awards platform powers many of North America's major awards shows.
Named one of Canada's Top 100 Tech Companies by Canadian Business, YANGAROO has offices in Toronto, New York, Los Angeles, and Dallas. YANGAROO trades on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol YOO and in the U.S. under OTCBB: YOOIF. For further information, please contact Scott Wambolt at 416-534-0607 ext.111 or visit www.yangaroo.com.
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ATLANTA, Feb. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Numerex Corp , a leading single source provider of secure machine-to-machine (M2M) products and services, announced today the launch of Numerex FAST 3.0, Numerex's cloud-based M2M platform, which now enables greatly expanded service features and capabilities.
FAST 3.0 highlights scalability and flexibility, and it now includes three service delivery options which can be accessed independently or as a fully integrated solution: Network as a Service (NaaS); Platform as a Service (PaaS); and Software as a Service (SaaS).
"With M2M needs growing exponentially, delivery options are critical. It's an innovative step forward for the industry that Numerex is introducing differentiated cloud solutions for M2M application development to the market. The choices will ensure companies have the ability to implement critical M2M solutions for continued growth," said Sam Lucero, Practice Director - M2M & Embedded, ABI Research.
Numerex NaaS(TM) ensures intelligent connectivity and is a key component of the "Infrastructure as a Service" provider model. Through NaaS, Numerex offers and integrates a variety of cellular, satellite, wired, Wifi and short range wireless options together with critical add-on functionality such as automated activation and provisioning, policy and threshold management, and fraud detection.
Numerex puts a strong emphasis on information security and goes well beyond the use of authentication, encryption and virtual private network (VPN) technologies to protect customer data; the company has had ISO/IEC 27001:2005 (international information security standard) certification since 2008. Traceability, version control, documented procedures, access logs and restrictions to information are all addressed under this standard. As a result, customer information is guarded against attack or theft.
For M2M partners who want to avoid upfront capital expenditures, minimize risk, and benefit from immediate availability of proven production capabilities, Numerex PaaS(TM) provides an environment through which they can easily and rapidly develop, run and test their applications. Central to Numerex PaaS is the ability to access a wide range of Numerex-hosted web services such as device management, provisioning, location, mapping, geofencing, geocoding, data mining, and business intelligence.
Rounding out the service delivery options, Numerex SaaS(TM) is an increasingly popular tool that gives customers access to specific Numerex-developed M2M applications hosted in the cloud.
In addition, Numerex has developed a user-friendly customer portal within FAST 3.0, Numerex Passport(TM), which provides seamless access to critical solution management information as well as all Numerex M2M services including customer care. Numerex Passport is one of the SaaS applications built upon the web services in Numerex PaaS. Customers can use it as a graphical user interface (GUI) outright or incorporate these device management web services into their own application.
"We are constantly striving to find quickly deployable, easy-to-use solutions that anticipate our customers' concerns for speed, effectiveness and efficiency; and Numerex FAST 3.0 meets these goals," said Dr. Jeffrey O. Smith, Chief Technical Officer of Numerex. "Numerex FAST 3.0 is a managed service platform with all the necessary functionality for rapid solution development and deployment which can be adapted to our customers' needs and requirements upon request."
Numerex Corp is a leading provider of machine-to-machine (M2M) business services, technology, and products used in the development and support of M2M solutions for the enterprise and government markets worldwide. The Company offers Numerex DNA(R) that includes hardware and smart Devices, cellular and satellite Network services, and software Applications that are delivered through Numerex FAST(R) (Foundation Application Software Technology). Customers typically subscribe to device management, network, and application services through hosted platforms. Business services enable the development of efficient, reliable, and secure solutions while simplifying and speeding up deployment through streamlined processes and comprehensive integration services. Numerex is ISO 27001 information security-certified. "Machines Trust Us(R)" represents the Company's focus on M2M data security, service reliability, and round-the-clock support of its customers' M2M solutions. For additional information, please visit www.numerex.com.
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BEIJING, Feb. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- NetEase.com, Inc. today announced that it will report its financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year 2011 on Wednesday, February 15, 2012, after the close of the U.S. markets.
The earnings teleconference call with simultaneous webcast will take place at 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time on Wednesday, February 15, 2012 (Beijing/Hong Kong Time: 9:00 a.m., Thursday, February 16, 2012). NetEase's management will be on the call to discuss the quarterly and full year results and answer questions.
Interested parties may participate in the conference call by dialing 1-877-941-4774 (international: 1-480-629-9760), 10-15 minutes prior to the initiation of the call. A replay of the call will be available by dialing 1-800-406-7325 (international: 1-303-590-3030), and entering passcode 4507729#. The replay will be available through March 1, 2012.
This call will be webcast live and the replay will be available for 12 months. Both will be available on NetEase's Investor Relations website at http://corp.netease.com.
NetEase.com, Inc. is a leading China-based Internet technology company that pioneered the development of applications, services and other technologies for the Internet in China. NetEase's online communities and personalized premium services have established a large and stable user base for the NetEase websites, which are operated by its affiliates. In particular, NetEase provides online game services to Internet users through the in-house development or licensing of massively multi-player online role-playing games, including Fantasy Westward Journey, Westward Journey Online II, Westward Journey Online III, Tianxia III, Heroes of Tang Dynasty, Datang and Ghost, as well as the licensed games, Blizzard Entertainment's World of Warcraft and StarCraft II.
NetEase also offers online advertising on its websites, which enables advertisers to reach its substantial user base. In addition, NetEase has paid listings on its search engine and web directory and classified advertising services, as well as an online mall, which provides opportunities for e-commerce and traditional businesses to establish their own storefront on the Internet. NetEase also offers wireless value-added services such as news and information content, matchmaking services, music and photos from the web that are sent over SMS, MMS, WAP, IVR and Color Ring-back Tone technologies.
Other community services that the NetEase websites offer include instant messaging, online personal advertisements, matchmaking, alumni clubs and community forums. The Company believes that it is also the largest provider of free e-mail services in China. Furthermore, the NetEase websites as well as its micro-blogging services provide various channels of content. NetEase aggregates news content on world events, sports, science and technology, and financial markets, as well as entertainment content such as cartoons, games, astrology and jokes, from over one hundred international and domestic content providers.
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SHELBYVILLE, Ky., Feb 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- FullCircle Registry, Inc.'s Board of Directors is pleased to announce the completion of its digital conversion at the Georgetown 14 movie theater in Indianapolis. The state-of-the-art conversion to digital eliminates all 35mm reel projection and provides the capability to show 3D films on each of its 14 screens, ensuring the highest quality movie viewing experience for all of its patrons. The digitization was funded with a $770,000 financing agreement, which was recently finalized.
Additionally, access to Georgetown 14 has greatly improved since the completion of the road construction on the exits off of I-65 providing six-lane access to the theater from one direction and four-lane access from the other direction.
The company also announced that Georgetown 14 had the best month of January in its history with an increase in ticket sales of 60% over January 2011. January 2012 ticket sales were higher than any single month of 2011 with the exception of July, which was at the height of the summer blockbuster film season.
"We expect this trend of significantly higher ticket sales to continue throughout this year," stated Norman Frohreich, President and CEO of FullCircle Registry. "Upgrading our theater to digital, improved road access and the recent closing of a nearby competitor are all key factors that should play an important role in our 2012 revenue growth." Mr. Frohreich continued, "It was important to complete the digital conversion now in order to take full advantage of what is expected to be a much better crop of top rated movie releases in 2012 than has been seen in recent years."
Mr. Frohreich will be releasing a shareholder letter in February with additional details and other important progress on each of FullCircle Registry's lines of business.
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ST. LOUIS, Feb. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Fresh on the heels of the announcement that is has deployed its 5,000th alternative fuel vehicle, AT&T* announced today that it plans to take delivery of 1,200 Chevrolet Express dedicated compressed natural gas (CNG) cargo vans to be deployed to AT&T service centers nationwide. It is the largest-ever order of GM CNG vehicles.
"St. Louis is home to AT&T's Fleet Operations and we have more than 200 alternative fuel vehicles in the state," said AT&T Missouri President John Sondag. "This order shows AT&T's continued commitment to alternative fuels and to investing right here in Missouri."AT&T, which has announced its intention to invest up to $565 million to deploy approximately 15,000 alternative fuel vehicles over a 10-year period through 2018, will use the vans to provide and maintain communications, high-speed Internet and television services for AT&T customers. Last week, the company announced the milestone deployment of its 5,000th alternative-fuel vehicle, a Chevrolet Express van, as part of the commitment."CNG technology is important to AT&T because it helps us reduce our fleet-based carbon emissions," said Jerome Webber, AT&T vice president of Fleet Operations. "It is also cost-effective and readily available in our country right now." According to the U.S Environmental Protection Agency, CNG-powered vans can produce approximately 25 percent fewer carbon dioxide emissions than similar gasoline and diesel-powered vans, which supports AT&T's corporate commitment to minimize its impact on the environment. In 2010, AT&T and other large U.S. fleet operators joined in the Department of Energy's Clean Cities' National Clean Fleets Partnership as part of a national challenge launched by President Obama to cut America's petroleum imports by one-third by 2025. Through 2013, AT&T anticipates it will have purchased up to 8,000 CNG vehicles at an estimated cost of $350 million. Additionally, over the life of the commitment, AT&T expects to invest $215 million to replace approximately 7,100 fleet passenger cars with alternative-fuel models.
According to a 2009 Center for Automotive Research report, AT&T's planned alternative-fuel vehicle initiative would:
-- 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
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Beyond the AFV deployments, AT&T is turning to its service garages to help minimize its environmental footprint and cut operating costs within its overall fleet. These programs include:
-- Redirecting an estimated 60,000 old tires annually through a new recycling program that turns old rubber into fuel and consumer products -- Recycling all primary garage products, including 180,000 pounds of oil filters; 200,000 gallons of oil; and 23,000 gallons of antifreeze annually -- Eliminating the purchase of 9,000 pounds of lead annually that were being used to balance new fleet vehicle tires at high speeds
For more information about AT&T's sustainability efforts and to view a copy of AT&T's 2010 Sustainability Report, please visit www.att.com/csr.
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AT&T Inc. is a premier communications holding company and one of the most honored companies in the world. 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.
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