Companies news of 2014-05-01 (page 1)

  • High 5 Games' 'VAULT' Launches in New Jersey on CaesarsCasino.com for Real Money Online...
  • Panasonic, Churchill Downs And Van Wagner Big Screen Network To Host Press...
  • Mathletes(R) gear up for the 2014 Raytheon MATHCOUNTS(R) National CompetitionNational...
  • EXO U joins AllSeen Alliance as community member to help accelerate the Internet of...
  • TripAdvisor Acquires Vacation Home Rentals
  • TripIt Named Webby People's Voice Winner in 18th Annual Webby AwardsVoted Best Travel App...
  • Newsbeat Adds New Sports Feature in Time for NBA Playoffs, MLB SeasonLive Sports Scores...
  • Report: IBM Interactive Experience Named Largest Global Digital Agency by AdAgePractice...
  • High 5 Games' 'VAULT' Launches in New Jersey on CaesarsCasino.com for Real Money Online...
  • QTS Launches New High Density Power Solutions for Colocation Customers
  • Digital Marketing that Works: 7 Tips for Independent Authors
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  • Blackboard and Discovery Education Partner to Support the Use of Digital Content in Higher...
  • Biometric Company NXT-ID, Inc. Announces Limited Edition Wocket(TM) to Shareholders of...
  • Cimatron's First Quarter 2014 Results Release Scheduled for May 14th, 2014 before US...
  • Santander Consumer USA Holdings Inc. reports first quarter 2014 net income of $81.5...
  • Sikorsky Begins Powered Ground Tests of CH-53K Helicopter with Rotor Blades
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  • Concentrix Completes Second Phase of IBM Customer Care Business Acquisition- Unique Value...
  • Xilinx Kintex UltraScale FPGAs are First 20nm Devices to Achieve PCI Express...
  • Iveda Retains KCSA Strategic Communications as Investor Relations Counsel
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  • Vonage Holdings Corp. Reports First Quarter 2014 Results-- 40% Year-over-Year Revenue...
  • Panasonic Announces Pricing And Availability Of The Premium Design Series, An Expansion To...
  • Dangdang to Report First Quarter 2014 Financial Results on May 15, 2014
  • Care.com To Celebrate Moms On Pinterest
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    High 5 Games' 'VAULT' Launches in New Jersey on CaesarsCasino.com for Real Money Online Slots

    NEW YORK, May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The first spin is in! High 5 Games slots are officially live for real money play at CaesarsCasino.com in New Jersey. Caesars Interactive Entertainment, Inc. ("CIE") is High 5 Games' first iGaming partner in the state and CaesarsCasino.com players will be the first to experience a selection of H5G's most popular slot titles. Online players in New Jersey will now be able to enjoy classics like Dangerous Beauty and Jaguar Princess today, with four more games Shadow of the Panther, Sirens, The Vanishing Act, and The Dream to be released by end of week; all of which are acclaimed slot titles already known and loved on the casino floor throughout Atlantic City. In addition to these inaugural titles, 34 more H5G premium games are on deck to be available for real money play by Q3 2014.

    "This is a major step forward in my vision of having our games live on all major platforms," said Tony Singer, CEO of High 5 Games. "It is especially fulfilling to be doing this in our home state of New Jersey, and with a partner as iconic as Caesars Casino."

    Pierre Cadena, Vice President at Caesars Interactive Entertainment commented, "CIE is excited to be a launch partner for High 5 Games. The distinct look and feel and robust performance of High 5 Games' slots on the casino floor speaks for itself, and we are pleased to provide this differentiated gaming experience to our patrons of CaesarsCasino.com."

    Earlier this year, High 5 Games announced a finalized agreement with CIE to integrate its remote game server 'VAULT' into CaesarsCasino.com. Integration into CIE's other online gaming destinations is expected in due course.

    High 5 Games is a leading game creator for the land-based, web-based, and social casino markets. The company also has the exclusive online gaming rights to a number of the most recognized casino games in the industry. VAULT, which will include over 100 of the company's most recent and celebrated slot titles, offers an expansive supply of H5G slots to online casinos in regulated jurisdictions. The VAULT catalog of games will be available to CaesarsCasino.com as well as H5G's future online gaming partners.

    About High 5 Games

    Developing for the land-based, online, social, and mobile markets, High 5 Games has created hundreds of games that are played on six continents and in more than 150 countries. High 5 Games operates the highest rated social casino on Facebook (High 5 Casino(TM), with nearly 2 million monthly players) and the largest Asian-themed social casino (Shake the Sky Casino(TM), with over 500 thousand monthly players). The company's premiere remote game server, VAULT, will integrate with online casinos around the world and will feature over 100 of the company's top brands. Founded in 1995, High 5 Games has offices in New York City and New Jersey.

    Dangerous Beauty, Shadow of the Panther, Jaguar Princess, Sirens, The Vanishing Act, and The Dream were created by High 5 Games.

    Dangerous Beauty, Shadow of the Panther, Jaguar Princess, Sirens, The Vanishing Act, and The Dream trademarks and copyrights are owned and/or registered by IGT in the U.S. and/or other countries.

    About Caesars Interactive Entertainment, Inc.

    CIE is a subsidiary of Caesars Growth Partners, LLC ("CGP"), a casino asset and entertainment company focused on acquiring and developing a portfolio of high-growth operating assets and equity and debt investments in the gaming and interactive entertainment industry. CGP is a joint venture between Caesars Acquisition Company and Caesars Entertainment Corporation , the world's most diversified casino entertainment provider and the most geographically diverse U.S. casino-entertainment company. CAC is CGP's managing member. For addition information please visit: www.caesarsinteractive.com [http://www.caesarsinteractive.com/].

    High 5 Games

    CONTACT: Alison Smith, +1-212-604-3097, alison.smith@h5g.com

    Web site: http://www.h5g.com/




    Panasonic, Churchill Downs And Van Wagner Big Screen Network To Host Press ConferenceThursday, May 1, 2014, 3:00 P.M. 700 CENTRAL AVE, LOUISVILLE, KY

    LOUISVILLE, Ky., May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

    EVENT: Top executives from Panasonic Enterprise Solutions Company, Van Wagner Big Screen Network and Churchill Downs will hold a 30 minute session detailing production aspects of the "Big Board" and why it is an important investment for the famed horseracing track. Churchill Downs website to stream the event for media not in attendance. WHO: Richard Ballard, VP of Sales and Marketing, Panasonic Enterprise Solutions Company Bob Becker, EVP, Van Wagner Big Screen Network Ryan Jordan, GM, Churchill Downs WHERE: Media Room, Churchill Downs 700 Central Avenue, Louisville, KY 40208 WHEN: 3:00 - 3:30 p.m., Thursday, May 1 (media is encouraged to arrive by 2:30 p.m.)

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    A question and answer session will take place immediately afterwards. Images, video and additional materials are available upon request (please direct inquiries to media contacts listed above). For media not on-site, phone interviews can be arranged as needed.

    About Panasonic Enterprise Solutions Company
    Panasonic Enterprise Solutions Company, a division of Panasonic Corporation of North America, plans, installs and maintains large-scale Eco Solutions and Audio-Visual Solutions for business and municipal customers. Serving customers across a wide range of industries, Panasonic Enterprise Solutions engineers custom-built solutions using the latest technology, experience in end-to-end management of complex corporate projects and unparalleled onsite support services. Eco Solutions offers expertise in end-to-end solar energy projects while also delivering technological and financial solutions to the rapidly expanding commercial and industrial renewable energy markets. An industry leader in Audio-Visual Solutions, the company has installed some of the largest high-definition LED video boards in the world at many well-known sports and entertainment venues in the U.S.

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    PRN Photo Desk, photodesk@prnewswire.com Panasonic

    CONTACT: Jim Reilly, Panasonic, 551-482-8788, jim.reilly@us.panasonic.com;
    Amber Terry, Cohn & Wolfe, 512-542-2808, amber.terry@cohnwolfe.com

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




    Mathletes(R) gear up for the 2014 Raytheon MATHCOUNTS(R) National CompetitionNational title at stake as nation's brightest middle school math students come together in Orlando for thrilling Countdown Round

    WALTHAM, Mass., May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The nation's best and brightest middle school math students, better known as Mathletes((R)), will come together in Orlando, Fla., May 8-11 to compete for the titles of National Champion and top team in the 2014 Raytheon MATHCOUNTS((R)) National Competition. Raytheon Company is title sponsor of the competition through 2018, as a core component of the company's MathMovesU((R)) program, an initiative designed to inspire the next generation of technologists and innovators.

    The final 224 competitors represent all 50 states, the District of Columbia, U.S. territories and schools from the Departments of Defense and State. They have prevailed in competitions involving some 100,000 students from more than 5,000 schools at the local and state levels to earn the right to compete in Orlando.

    "The Raytheon MATHCOUNTS National Competition brings together some of our nation's brightest young mathematicians," said Lou DiGioia, executive director of MATHCOUNTS. "Through our partnership with Raytheon, we can continue to offer fun and challenging programs to students across the country so that all children have access to future opportunities in science, technology, engineering and mathematics."

    ESPN3 will webcast live coverage of the Countdown Round, the finale of the Raytheon MATHCOUNTS National Competition on Friday, May 9, at 2 p.m. EDT. ESPN3.com is the same network that carries the early rounds of the Scripps National Spelling Bee.

    Also to be determined will be the winner of the 2014 Math Video Challenge, a program in which teams of middle school students create original videos that demonstrate the real-world application of a math concept as described in the MATHCOUNTS School Handbook. An online voting process that garnered more than 70,000 votes selected four finalist teams; each will present its video on Saturday, May 10. The winning video will be selected by the 224 Mathletes at the 2014 Raytheon MATHCOUNTS National Competition.

    In addition to incredible bragging rights, the winners of the 2014 Raytheon MATHCOUNTS National Competition will receive substantial prizes: the National Champion will receive the $20,000 Donald G. Weinert Scholarship to the college of his or her choice along with a trip to U.S. Space Camp in Huntsville, Ala. Runners-up, as well as members of the winning team, will also receive college scholarships. Math Video Challenge finalists have already receives an all-expense paid trip to the 2014 Raytheon MATHCOUNTS National Competition, and each member of the winning team will be awarded a $1,000 college scholarship.

    To spread the spirit of the Raytheon MATHCOUNTS National Competition, the company is introducing the world to the Mathletes on Twitter with the hashtag #MeetTheMathletes.

    About MATHCOUNTS
    MATHCOUNTS is a nonprofit organization that strives to engage middle school students of all ability and interest levels in fun, challenging math programs, in order to expand their academic and professional opportunities. Middle school students exist at a critical juncture in which their love for mathematics must be nurtured, or their fear of mathematics must be overcome. For more than 30 years MATHCOUNTS has provided free, high-quality resources to educators and enriching, extracurricular opportunities to students to lay a foundation for future success. Materials and information are available at www.mathcounts.org.

    About MathMovesU
    Raytheon's MathMovesU((R)) program is an initiative committed to increasing middle and elementary school students' interest in math and science education by engaging them in hands-on, interactive activities. The innovative programs of MathMovesU include the traveling interactive experience MathAlive!((R)); Raytheon's Sum of all Thrills(TM) experience at INNOVENTIONS at Epcot((R)), which showcases math in action as students design and experience their own thrill ride using math fundamentals; the "In the Numbers" game, a partnership with the New England Patriots on display at The Hall at Patriot Place presented by Raytheon; the company's ongoing sponsorship of the MATHCOUNTS((R)) National Competition; and the MathMovesU scholarship and grant program. Follow MathMovesU and other Raytheon community outreach programs on Facebook and on Twitter @MathMovesU.

    About Raytheon
    Raytheon Company, with 2013 sales of $24 billion and 63,000 employees worldwide, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, security and civil markets throughout the world. With a history of innovation spanning 92 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration and other capabilities in the areas of sensing; effects; and command, control, communications and intelligence systems, as well as cyber security and a broad range of mission support services. Raytheon is headquartered in Waltham, Mass. For more about Raytheon, visit us at www.raytheon.com and follow us on Twitter @Raytheon.

    Media Contact
    Tina Martineau
    +1.781.522.6490
    corporatepr@raytheon.com

    Raytheon Company

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

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    EXO U joins AllSeen Alliance as community member to help accelerate the Internet of Everything ecosystem by empowering application developers

    MONTREAL and PALO ALTO, USA, May 1, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - The AllSeen Alliance, the broadest cross-industry consortium to date to advance adoption and innovation in the "Internet of Everything" (IoE), today announces that EXO U Inc. , a rising vendor in the mobile enterprise software industry, is joining the alliance as a Community member (https://allseenalliance.org/news/exo-u-guangdong-pisen-electronics-and-throughtek-join-allseen-alliance). The company will look to work with all members of the AllSeen Alliance to simplify cross platform application development in order to accelerate the adoption of the IoE.

    The AllSeen Alliance, an open source community led by the Linux Foundation, was formed in December 2013 by industry leading consumer electronics and home appliance manufacturers, service providers, enterprise technology companies and chipset manufacturers. The alliance is dedicated to developing software connectivity and services frameworks that enable true interoperability between products with the goal of expanding the "Internet of Things" (IoT) to various sectors including Healthcare, Education, Transportation, Enterprise Mobility, and In-Home Connectivity. The project builds on the open source Alljoyn software, originally developed by Qualcomm Innovation Center, Inc. The addition of EXO U to the alliance will help to strengthen the Alliance's ability to expand the ecosystem of application developers working on IoT and IoE. Once integration of the AllSeen Alliance framework is complete, developers will be able to write their AllSeen applications once using the EXO U framework and publish to several different operating systems including Android(TM), iOS(TM), Mac OS(TM), WindowsĂ”(TM), and Linux(TM).

    The EXO U Software Suite enables businesses and government entities to securely develop, deliver, and manage compelling ubiquitous applications spanning desktop, mobile, wearable, and industrial environments. The EXO U framework may be utilized in a wide array of use cases in the Enterprise Mobility, IoT/IoE, Retail, Medical, Publishing, and Education verticals.

    "We are excited to join the ecosystem of industry leaders in the AllSeen Alliance to meet the interoperability challenges of the Internet of Everything", said John Wharton, VP of Business Development at EXO U. "By joining the alliance, EXO U will empower app developers and organizations to easily create, distribute and manage cross-platform applications with enhanced collaboration and communication features as well as enable exciting, new use cases."

    ABOUT EXO

    EXO U, with offices in Montreal and Palo Alto, enables businesses and government organizations to securely create compelling ubiquitous applications that delight end-users. Our software simplifies development and management of the entire application lifecycle, freeing clients to focus on building engaging applications that work across different operating systems and form factors, thus increasing productivity for developers and reducing total cost of ownership for enterprises. The agnostic technology framework of EXO U offers a unified collaborative workspace to users with a unique, safe and attractive experience for current and future digital content and applications. For more information, visit http://www.exou.com and follow us on Twitter http://twitter.com/exo_u.

    DISCLAIMER

    Certain statements made in this press release that are not historical facts are forward-looking and are subject to important risks, uncertainties and assumptions. The results or events predicted in these forward-looking statements may differ materially from actual results or events. As a result, readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. For additional information with respect to certain of these and other assumptions and risk factors, please refer to EXO U's management's discussion and analysis dated September 29, 2013 available under the Corporation's profile on SEDAR at www.sedar.com. The forward-looking information contained in this press release represents EXO U's current expectations. EXO U disclaims any intention and assumes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking information, except by applicable securities laws.

    Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts any responsibility for the adequacy of this release.

    EXO U Inc

    CONTACT: Doug McCollam, Chief Financial Officer, dmccollam@exou.com, (514)
    207-1190

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




    TripAdvisor Acquires Vacation Home Rentals

    NEWTON, Mass., May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- TripAdvisor, Inc. , today announced it has acquired Vacation Home Rentals, a Massachusetts-based vacation rentals website. Vacation Home Rentals features more than 14,000 properties around the world.

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    "We're thrilled to welcome Vacation Home Rentals to the TripAdvisor family," commented Dermot Halpin, president, TripAdvisor Vacation Rentals. "The team delivers a great experience for both homeowners and travelers and the inventory is a valuable addition to our fast-growing business."

    This acquisition is the second for the TripAdvisor Vacation Rentals group in the last year. In May 2013, TripAdvisor acquired Niumba, a leading vacation rentals website in Spain. TripAdvisor now features more than 550,000 rental properties around the world.

    The terms of the acquisition will not be disclosed.

    About TripAdvisor
    TripAdvisor((R)) is the world's largest travel site*, enabling travelers to plan and have the perfect trip. TripAdvisor offers trusted advice from real travelers and a wide variety of travel choices and planning features with seamless links to booking tools. TripAdvisor branded sites make up the largest travel community in the world, reaching more than 260 million unique monthly visitors** in 2013, and more than 150 million reviews and opinions covering more than 3.7 million accommodations, restaurants and attractions. The sites operate in 39 countries worldwide, including China under daodao.com. TripAdvisor also includes TripAdvisor for Business, a dedicated division that provides the tourism industry access to millions of monthly TripAdvisor visitors.

    TripAdvisor, Inc. manages and operates websites under 20 other travel media brands: www.airfarewatchdog.com, www.bookingbuddy.com, www.cruisecritic.com, www.everytrail.com, www.familyvacationcritic.com, www.flipkey.com, www.gateguru.com, www.holidaylettings.co.uk, www.holidaywatchdog.com, www.independenttraveler.com, www.jetsetter.com, www.niumba.com, www.onetime.com, www.oyster.com, www.seatguru.com, www.smartertravel.com, www.tingo.com, www.travelpod.com, www.virtualtourist.com, and www.kuxun.cn.

    *Source: comScore Media Metrix for TripAdvisor Sites, worldwide, December 2013

    **Source: Google Analytics, worldwide data, July 2013

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    CONTACT: Kevin Carter, (617) 795-7577, kcarter@tripadvisor.com

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




    TripIt Named Webby People's Voice Winner in 18th Annual Webby AwardsVoted Best Travel App in the Handheld Devices Category

    SAN FRANCISCO, May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- TripIt announced today that it has been selected as the People's Voice winner for best travel app in the handheld devices category of the 18th Annual Webby Awards. TripIt, the all-in-one travel organizing app from Concur (Nasdaq CNQR), organizes all travel plans in one place and creates master itineraries for each trip that are accessible at any time, on any device. This award marks the second time TripIt has won a Webby award. In 2011, TripIt took home the Webby award for best travel mobile app.

    "TripIt has set the standard for innovation and creativity on the Internet," said David-Michel Davies, Executive Director of The Webby Awards. "This award is a testament to the skill, ingenuity, and vision of its creators."

    Hailed as the "Internet's highest honor" by The New York Times, The Webby Awards, presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS), is the leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet. The IADAS, which nominates and selects The Webby Awards PV Winners, is comprised of web industry experts, including media mogul Arianna Huffington, Founder of Tumblr David Karp, Internet co-creator Vint Cerf Mozilla CEO and Chair Mitchell Baker, Creator of the Gif Steve Wilhite, and mobile-phone inventor Martin Cooper. This year, over 1.5 million votes were cast by people around the world for their favorite sites, videos, ads, mobile sites and apps and social in The Webby People's Voice Awards.

    "We are honored and humbled to receive our second Webby award," said Barry Padgett, Executive Vice President of TripIt and Concur Traveler Services. "We do everything we can to make traveling easier for people, and this award shows just how much our users appreciate the work we're doing."

    TripIt will be honored at the star-studded ceremony on Monday, May 19, 2014 at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City, where winners will have an opportunity to deliver one of The Webby Awards' famous 5-Word Speeches. Highlights from last year's 5-Word Speeches include: Pinterest's "Pinterest loves you Ryan Gosling"; Bjork's "A.E.I.O.U"; and Kevin Spacey & Dana Brunetti for House of Cards, "The Oscars should do this." The show will be hosted by critically-acclaimed stand-up comedian, writer and actor, Patton Oswalt. Beginning at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, May 20, 2014, fans can watch the show in On Demand at Webbyawards.com. A full list of both The Webby Awards and People's Voice Winners can be found at webbyawards.com/winners.

    ABOUT TRIPIT:
    TripIt, the travel organizing app from Concur, automagically creates a master itinerary for every trip, giving you instant access to all your travel plans in one place--any time, on any device. To get started, simply forward flight, hotel, rental car, and restaurant confirmation emails to plans@tripit.com. TripIt Pro has all the organizing power of TripIt, plus extra features for stress-free travel, like real-time flight alerts, seat tracking, refund notifications, and more. Companies can also extend the power of TripIt to the entire office with TripIt for Teams. For more information on how TripIt organizes and delights millions of travelers worldwide, please visit us at www.tripit.com, follow us @TripIt, like us on Facebook, and watch us on YouTube.

    ABOUT CONCUR:
    Concur is a leading provider of integrated travel and expense management solutions. Concur's easy-to-use Web-based and mobile solutions help companies, federal agencies and their employees control costs and save time. Concur's open platform enables the entire travel and expense ecosystem of customers, suppliers, and developers to access and extend Concur's T&E cloud. Concur's systems adapt to individual employee preferences and scale to meet the needs of companies from small to large. Learn more at http://www.concur.com or the Concur blog.

    ABOUT THE WEBBY AWARDS:
    Hailed as the "Internet's highest honor" by The New York Times, The Webby Awards is the leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet, including Websites, Interactive Advertising & Media, Online Film & Video, Mobile & Apps, and Social. Established in 1996, The Webby Awards received nearly 12,000 entries from all 50 states and over 60 countries worldwide this year. The Webby Awards is presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS). Sponsors and Partners of The Webby Awards include: Microsoft, Dell, Vitamin T, MailChimp, Engine Yard, Funny or Die, AdAge, Percolate, Mashable, Business Insider, Internet Week New York and Guardian News and Media.

    Lauren Moreno
    Public Relations
    (415) 401-1235
    press@tripit.com

    Concur Technologies

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




    Newsbeat Adds New Sports Feature in Time for NBA Playoffs, MLB SeasonLive Sports Scores and Schedules in Personalized News Playlists

    PALO ALTO, Calif., May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Newsbeat, a streaming news radio service developed by Tribune Digital Ventures, is adding a new feature that's perfect for sports fans. Starting today, listeners will get sports score updates of their favorite NBA and MLB teams nestled between news stories.

    Using a blend of human voice-overs and advanced text-to-speech technology, Newsbeat delivers a personalized newscast experience with 7,000 stories from hundreds of leading newspapers and online sources. With the addition of sports scores, Newsbeat listeners can further personalize their playlists by designating their favorite teams to automatically track scores and game day schedules from The Sports Network.

    If you've begun a Newsbeat playlist while a game is on, expect an update on scores every 15-minutes, as well as an update on the final score. If you've missed a game, your Newsbeat playlist will begin with an overview of final scores from the evening before. Listeners can also navigate back if they missed a sports update and skip ahead if they already know it.

    With these features, commuters can keep up with their favorite sports teams without having to switch between news and sports radio stations. Newsbeat can be paired with Bluetooth systems in cars and enjoyed hands-free through the car's audio system. By setting the distance between home and office locations, commuters can experience the most relevant and important news stories that fit their preferences and their drive time.

    Newsbeat is a free app available for download on iOS and Android devices. Visit http://newsbeat.me for more information.

    About Tribune Digital Ventures:
    Tribune Digital Ventures (TDV) was launched in 2013 as a stand-alone unit of Tribune Company . It is responsible for the creation, design, and development of digital products and services throughout the company. TDV also operates Tribune Media Services (TMS), a premier provider of television and movie metadata, and Gracenote, a global leader in music technology and metadata. TDV is headquartered in the Bay Area.

    Tribune Digital Ventures

    CONTACT: Graham McKenna, VP, Marketing and Communications, 510/332-8939
    (cell), graham@tribune.com or Sunok Pak, Director, Corporate
    Communications, 415/999-4646 (cell), spak@gracenote.com

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




    Report: IBM Interactive Experience Named Largest Global Digital Agency by AdAgePractice also recognized as innovator by leading consulting association for work with Jaguar Land Rover

    ARMONK, N.Y., May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- IBM today announced that Advertising Age (AdAge) named IBM Interactive Experience the largest digital agency worldwide in its Agency Report for 2014, an evaluation of more than 900 advertising, media and marketing services agencies.

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    AdAge's Agency Report states that traditional agency models face increasing competition from the technology world - with IBM Interactive Experience the foremost example. Additionally, the report, based on 2013 revenue estimates, observes that digital work accounted for more than a third of U.S. agency revenue in 2013 and points out that digital continues to overtake non-digital work at agencies.

    The announcement reinforces IBM's investment of more than $100 million in the global expansion of IBM Interactive Experience with 10 new labs, for a total of 14 globally, and plans to add 1000 employees to create new personalized models of engagement for IBM clients worldwide. The labs provide clients with the industry's first hybrid model - spanning business strategy, experience design and analytics to harness valuable insights from data that can be applied to design. Clients work side-by-side with IBM researchers along with experts in experience design, mobile and digital marketing.

    In addition to recognition as the largest worldwide and U.S. digital agency:

    --  IBM Interactive Experience is ninth on AdAge's list of worldwide largest
    agencies from all disciplines, up from 13(th) last year.
    --  IBM Interactive Experience maintained third on AdAge's list of U.S.
    largest agencies from all disciplines.
    --  IBM Interactive Experience was 15(th) on AdAge's list of consolidated
    agency networks.
    

    The acknowledgement from AdAge follows recognition of IBM Interactive Experience's work with Jaguar Land Rover, which was named the 2014 Innovation Project of the Year by the Management Consultancies Association (MCA), the representative body for management consultancy firms in the UK.

    IBM helped Jaguar Land Rover transform the car buying experience with the Jaguar Land Rover Virtual Experience, a digital application that provides customers a fully interactive, immersive experience of choosing and configuring any model from hundreds of thousands options of Jaguar Land Rover vehicles.

    "IBM Global Business Services made an outstanding contribution, helping us not only build a technical solution, but more importantly transform the whole culture and mind-set of our business towards a more digitally informed and oriented model," said Jeremy Vincent, CIO, Jaguar Land Rover in the recognition for the MCA Awards 2014 winners.

    "Market leaders are making the connection between experience design as a defacto element in their business strategies," said Paul Papas, Global Leader, IBM Interactive Experience. "As they do, they look to digital agencies to help them transform the quality of their engagement with today's consumers or their own employees, which includes creating elegant user experiences based on Big Data. AdAge's evaluation validates the value we're delivering to clients around the world via this unique fusion of business strategy, data integration and beautiful design."

    About AdAge Agency Report
    Advertising Age's Agency Report, published annually since 1945, includes rankings of the largest agencies and agency companies based on estimated 2013 revenue. The report is available at AdAge.com/agencyreport2014.

    For more information on IBM Interactive Experience, please visit www.ibm.com/gbs/interactive.

    To join the social discussion about IBM Interactive Experience please follow @ibminteractive on Twitter.

    CONTACT:
    Ari Vanrenen
    IBM Media Relations
    415 545 6815
    vanrenen@us.ibm.com

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




    High 5 Games' 'VAULT' Launches in New Jersey on CaesarsCasino.com for Real Money Online Slots

    NEW YORK, May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The first spin is in! High 5 Games slots are officially live for real money play at CaesarsCasino.com in New Jersey. Caesars Interactive Entertainment, Inc. ("CIE") is High 5 Games' first iGaming partner in the state and CaesarsCasino.com players will be the first to experience a selection of H5G's most popular slot titles. Online players in New Jersey will now be able to enjoy classics like Dangerous Beauty and Jaguar Princess today, with four more games Shadow of the Panther, Sirens, The Vanishing Act, and The Dream to be released by end of week; all of which are acclaimed slot titles already known and loved on the casino floor throughout Atlantic City. In addition to these inaugural titles, 34 more H5G premium games are on deck to be available for real money play by Q3 2014.

    "This is a major step forward in my vision of having our games live on all major platforms," said Tony Singer, CEO of High 5 Games. "It is especially fulfilling to be doing this in our home state of New Jersey, and with a partner as iconic as Caesars Casino."

    Pierre Cadena, Vice President at Caesars Interactive Entertainment commented, "CIE is excited to be a launch partner for High 5 Games. The distinct look and feel and robust performance of High 5 Games' slots on the casino floor speaks for itself, and we are pleased to provide this differentiated gaming experience to our patrons of CaesarsCasino.com."

    Earlier this year, High 5 Games announced a finalized agreement with CIE to integrate its remote game server 'VAULT' into CaesarsCasino.com. Integration into CIE's other online gaming destinations is expected in due course.

    High 5 Games is a leading game creator for the land-based, web-based, and social casino markets. The company also has the exclusive online gaming rights to a number of the most recognized casino games in the industry. VAULT, which will include over 100 of the company's most recent and celebrated slot titles, offers an expansive supply of H5G slots to online casinos in regulated jurisdictions. The VAULT catalog of games will be available to CaesarsCasino.com as well as H5G's future online gaming partners.

    About High 5 Games

    Developing for the land-based, online, social, and mobile markets, High 5 Games has created hundreds of games that are played on six continents and in more than 150 countries. High 5 Games operates the highest rated social casino on Facebook (High 5 Casino(TM), with nearly 2 million monthly players) and the largest Asian-themed social casino (Shake the Sky Casino(TM), with over 500 thousand monthly players). The company's premiere remote game server, VAULT, will integrate with online casinos around the world and will feature over 100 of the company's top brands. Founded in 1995, High 5 Games has offices in New York City and New Jersey.

    Dangerous Beauty, Shadow of the Panther, Jaguar Princess, Sirens, The Vanishing Act, and The Dream were created by High 5 Games.

    Dangerous Beauty, Shadow of the Panther, Jaguar Princess, Sirens, The Vanishing Act, and The Dream trademarks and copyrights are owned and/or registered by IGT in the U.S. and/or other countries.

    About Caesars Interactive Entertainment, Inc.

    CIE is a subsidiary of Caesars Growth Partners, LLC ("CGP"), a casino asset and entertainment company focused on acquiring and developing a portfolio of high-growth operating assets and equity and debt investments in the gaming and interactive entertainment industry. CGP is a joint venture between Caesars Acquisition Company and Caesars Entertainment Corporation , the world's most diversified casino entertainment provider and the most geographically diverse U.S. casino-entertainment company. CAC is CGP's managing member. For addition information please visit: www.caesarsinteractive.com.

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    CONTACT: Alison Smith, 1-212-604-3097, alison.smith@h5g.com

    Web site: http://www.h5g.com/




    QTS Launches New High Density Power Solutions for Colocation Customers

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan., May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- QTS Realty Trust , one of the nation's largest and fastest-growing providers of data center facilities and cloud services, and a leader in security and compliance, announced enhanced High Density Solutions for its colocation customers who require maximum power management in a small footprint. QTS' High Density Solutions are available at QTS' Atlanta-Metro and Atlanta-Suwanee data centers, with six other QTS data centers expected to offer the service in the third quarter of 2014.

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    QTS' High Density Solutions will provide up to 16kW of power per colocation cabinet and up to 48kW per cage, which is four times the industry standard. The scalable power options will benefit customers who run process-intensive applications and those who simply desire the most efficient space and power management for their cabinets and racks.

    The addition of QTS' High Density Solutions also address the needs of enterprises using the latest blade servers, networking gear and those running applications that require increasing amounts of processing, like SaaS or web-based applications. These fast-growing segments often require less physical data center space and a higher density environment.

    "Efficient resource management is vital to our colocation customers and our High Density Solutions are designed to increase efficiency," said Jim Reinhart, chief operating officer, development and operations - QTS. "From guaranteed power and effective cooling to streamlined equipment and cable management, QTS' High Density Solutions help our customers optimize their data center investment."

    Features of QTS' High Density Solutions include custom configuration, environmental monitoring of each customer's footprint to ensure optimal equipment conditions and 24-hour visibility through QTS' comprehensive customer portal.

    QTS partnered with Subzero Engineering, a market leader in airflow management solution subset engineering, to design the environment to support the high density spaces. Subzero created customized containment designs for QTS that preserve and protect the customer's technology infrastructure investment.

    About QTS
    QTS Realty Trust, Inc. is a leading national provider of data center solutions and fully managed services. The company offers a complete, unique portfolio of core data center products, including custom data center (C1), colocation (C2) and cloud and managed services (C3), providing the flexibility, scale and security needed to support the rapidly evolving infrastructure demands of web and IT applications. With 10 data centers in seven states, QTS owns, operates and manages approximately 3.8 million square feet of secure, state-of-the-art data center infrastructure and supports more than 875 customers. For more information about QTS, please visit www.qtsdatacenters.com or call toll-free 877.QTS.DATA or follow us on Twitter @DataCenters_QTS.

    Contact:
    Marlena Reed, communications 21 for QTS
    404.814.1330
    mreed@c21pr.com

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    Digital Marketing that Works: 7 Tips for Independent Authors

    NEW YORK, May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As you prepare to launch your latest book live to the market, a promotion strategy is key--and one that focuses on digital channels is increasingly important. The first step is to set goals for what you'd like to achieve with these efforts, and followed by designing a strategy to achieve them. While this may sound simple, this process can be challenging to execute.

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    Penny C. Sansevieri, CEO and Founder of Author Marketing Experts, Inc., shares her steps to driving online promotion in her latest article for PR Newswire's Small Business PR Toolkit. From establishing goals beyond book sales and diversifying your presence across channels, to creating a plan, establishing benchmarks and evaluating results, Sansevieri breaks down what authors need to do to get noticed.

    To learn more: http://bit.ly/1koyBQK

    PR Newswire's Small Business PR Toolkit is a comprehensive resource that provides small businesses and entrepreneurs the tools to develop an affordable public relations and marketing plan that helps generate interest from potential customers, engage with key audiences and grow their businesses. The toolkit features relevant content such as informative white papers, interactive webinars and how-to articles and premium access to educational resources, as well as the opportunity to take advantage of special offers designed specifically for small businesses. To request information on how PR Newswire can help your small business, click here. You can receive updates on new Small Business PR Toolkit content by following @prnsmallbiz on Twitter.

    About PR Newswire

    PR Newswire (www.prnewswire.com) is the premier global provider of multimedia platforms that enable marketers, corporate communicators, sustainability officers, public affairs and investor relations officers to leverage content to engage with all their key audiences. Having pioneered the commercial news distribution industry 60 years ago, PR Newswire today provides end-to-end solutions to produce, optimize and target content -- from rich media to online video to multimedia -- and then distribute content and measure results across traditional, digital, mobile and social channels. Combining the world's largest multi-channel, multi-cultural content distribution and optimization network with comprehensive workflow tools and platforms, PR Newswire enables the world's enterprises to engage opportunity everywhere it exists. PR Newswire serves tens of thousands of clients from offices in the Americas, Europe, Middle East, Africa and the Asia-Pacific region, and is a UBM plc company.

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    Verizon Launches AWS Network For DerbyNation's largest wireless carrier adds new antenna system, deploys mobile cell towers to boost capacity for crowds at Churchill Downs

    LOUISVILLE, Ky., May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Kentucky Derby may be the greatest two minutes in sports, but throughout the entire week preceding the first Saturday in May in the greater Louisville area, horse racing fans will be engaged in nonstop photo snapping, video sharing, social media posting, texting, emailing and calling on their wireless devices. As the crowds build to an expected 160,000 fans converging on the track on Derby Day, some may wonder what it takes to make sure fans can do all that posting and sharing without delays or losing their connections entirely.

    For Verizon Wireless, COWs and COLTs are among the technology animals that will boost the capacity of its wireless network around the famous track during Derby week. But for the 140th running of the Kentucky Derby, in addition to deploying a Cell on Wheels (COW) and a Cell on Light Truck (COLT), Verizon announced today that it has also:

    --  Fortified its 4G LTE network by launching a second band of spectrum
    called AWS, which means faster speeds and more connections in the
    greater Louisville area (Louisville is one of approximately 50 markets
    in which Verizon will launch AWS by mid-year);
    --  Installed a Distributed Antenna System (DAS) to strengthen its 4G LTE
    network signal in tough coverage areas such as interior rooms and areas
    shielded by marble and stone walls and floor construction. The DAS
    system at Churchill Downs includes a primary external antenna along with
    repeaters and additional smaller antennas placed strategically
    throughout the complex.
    

    "When it comes to their wireless network, smartphone and tablet users want to get on it, stay on it and be able to do what they want on it, whether it's sharing a photograph or streaming live video, and they don't care if they're in a crowd of 20, 20,000, or 200,000 people," said John Granby. "Third party network rating companies, our own network test men and women, and most importantly, our growing number of customers, all tell us that the investment we make to constantly stay ahead of our customers' needs means the difference between staying connected and getting frustrated."

    Verizon has invested more than $80 billion in its network since 2000, and was the first wireless carrier to launch 4G LTE in Kentucky. "We flipped the switch in time for Thunder Over Louisville in 2011, and have since covered nearly our entire 3G footprint in Kentucky with 4G LTE," Granby said. Today, the company's high-speed network covers 303 million Americans and 500 markets.

    "Now it's on to deepening our nationwide network and expanding capacity where needed with tools such as AWS and DAS, while continuing to make sure that fans at huge crowd-drawing events such as the Kentucky Derby can get on the network whenever they want," Granby said.

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    About Verizon Wireless in Kentucky
    In Kentucky, Verizon Wireless has 150 employees and more than 200 locations, including company-owned retail stores, indirect agents and national retailers.

    About Verizon Wireless
    Verizon Wireless operates the nation's largest and most reliable 4G LTE and 3G networks. The company serves 102.8 million retail customers, including 96.8 million retail postpaid customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 72,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications and Vodafone . For more information, visit www.verizonwireless.com. For the latest news and updates about Verizon Wireless, visit our News Center at http://news.verizonwireless.com or follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/VZWNews.

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    Blackboard and Discovery Education Partner to Support the Use of Digital Content in Higher EducationK-12 Launch Planned for Later this Year

    WASHINGTON, May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Blackboard Inc. and Discovery Education today announced a powerful new partnership supporting the integration of digital content into university and community college courses nationwide. Through the partnership, higher education faculty and students can now access Discovery Education's dynamic digital media through Blackboard's teaching and learning environment and on their mobile devices. In addition, the two companies are building a K-12 focused integration with plans to launch later this year.

    Featuring course-aligned digital content focused on preparing students with the knowledge and skills to compete in the competitive global economy, the integration of the Discovery Education Higher Ed digital content service into Blackboard's teaching and learning environment creates a seamless course design experience for faculty to search, preview, select and embed over 90,000 award-winning learning resources directly into their courses. This includes videos, images, audio learning guides, writing prompts and more.

    Later this year the planned integration for K-12 students and instructors will provide access to Discovery Education Streaming Plus content, which provides teachers and students with more than 151,000 standards-aligned resources that address multiple learning styles and support the Common Core State Standards.

    "Educators need education technology and content providers to be partners with them in creating effective lessons that not only drive high-quality digital resources into courses, but also appeal to students," said Katie Blot, senior vice president of Blackboard's Education Services. "We are excited to partner with Discovery Education to offer a robust, yet streamlined, workflow for teachers and help students access engaging and dynamic content in the learning environment they are in every day and on the mobile devices they use every day."

    Both higher education and K-12 students will see and hear real-life applications that enhance traditional courses. For example, they can see videos that solve mathematical problems, images of the body's systems, and footage from historical events, all within the Blackboard learning environment they use daily. Additionally, digital content is continuously refreshed so instructors can pull topical and timely material in real time.

    "Discovery Education is pleased to partner with Blackboard on this initiative to continue to provide effective resources for educators and students across the country," said Scott Kinney, Discovery Education senior vice president. "Integrating Discovery Education's rich digital content into Blackboard's teaching and learning environment creates powerful new systems that support our shared goal of preparing all students for college, careers and citizenship."

    Higher education institutions can click here to request a free trial of the integration and K-12 schools can click here to receive information on integration availability.

    For more information about Blackboard, click here or follow @Blackboard on Twitter. For more information about Discovery Education, click here or follow @DiscoveryEd on Twitter.

    About Blackboard Inc.
    Blackboard Inc. is a global leader in enterprise technology and innovative solutions that improve the experience of millions of students and learners around the world every day. Blackboard's solutions allow thousands of higher education, K-12, professional, corporate, and government organizations to extend teaching and learning online, facilitate campus commerce and security, and communicate more effectively with their communities. Founded in 1997, Blackboard is headquartered in Washington, D.C., with offices in North America, Europe, Asia and Australia.

    About Discovery Education
    Discovery Education is the global leader in standards-based digital content for K-12, transforming teaching and learning with award-winning digital textbooks, multimedia content that supports the implementation of Common Core, professional development, assessment tools, and the largest professional learning community of its kind. Available in over half of all U.S. schools, community colleges and in 50 countries around the world, Discovery Education partners with districts, states and like-minded organizations to captivate students, empower teachers, and transform classrooms with customized solutions that accelerate academic achievement. Discovery Education is powered by Discovery Communications , the number one nonfiction media company in the world. Explore the future of education at www.discoveryeducation.com.

    Any statements in this press release about future expectations, plans and prospects for Blackboard represent the Company's views as of the date of this press release. Actual results may differ materially as a result of various important factors. The Company anticipates that subsequent events and developments will cause the Company's views to change. However, while the Company may elect to update these statements at some point in the future, the Company specifically disclaims any obligation to do so. Statements regarding Blackboard's product development initiatives, including new products and future product upgrades, updates or enhancements represent Blackboard's current intentions, but may be modified, delayed or abandoned without prior notice and there is no assurance that such offering, upgrades, updates or functionality will become available unless and until they have been made generally available.

    CONTACT
    Lauren Dyke, Blackboard Inc.
    (202) 463-4860 ext. 2860 or lauren.dyke@blackboard.com

    Christina Scripps, Discovery Education
    (240)-662-6502 or christina_scripps@discovery.com

    Blackboard Inc.

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




    Biometric Company NXT-ID, Inc. Announces Limited Edition Wocket(TM) to Shareholders of Record May 23, 2014May 28th Marketing Event at Plaza Hotel Launches Advance Ordering for Smart Wallet at www.Wocketwallet.com

    SHELTON, Conn., May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- NXT-ID, Inc., (OTCQB: NXTD) a biometric authentication company focused on the growing m-commerce market, reports it is offering a limited edition "Signature" Wocket smart wallet to its shareholders. Wocket(TM) is a next generation smart wallet, designed to replace all the cards in your wallet.

    The company also announces that the retail pricing for Wocket will be $149.99.

    Mr, Gino Pereira, CEO of NXT-ID, Inc. said , "Shareholders of record owning 100 shares or more as of May 23(rd), 2014 that advance order, and pay for, a Wocket on the website www.wocketwallet.com between May 28(th) and June 15(th), 2014 will be issued a special limited "Signature" edition Wocket."

    NXT-ID is currently launching a marketing campaign for its smart wallet, Wocket(TM), which is designed to protect your identity and replace all the cards in your wallet, no smart phone required. A series of CNBC ads will start airing during prime-time hours commencing the week of May 12(th), followed by a press conference and marketing event for media and shareholders May28th at the Plaza Hotel in New York. Advance ordering will be available online following the event. Additional marketing will include online and print ads for Wocket's launch.

    "Some of the largest, most successful companies have implemented similar opportunities to share the benefits of their companies with their shareholders. This is a way for us to thank our shareholders that believe in our next generation technology," said Gino Pereira, CEO of NXT-ID, Inc. "We believe can change the whole wallet industry. The wallet is the last bastion of the pre-digital age. We intend to change that by providing a modern smart wallet that is both comfortable and convenient to use, all the while protecting your identity and assets; it's your personal vault."

    Wocket(TM) is a smart wallet in the same vein as the smart phone and smart watch. NXT-ID is introducing its innovative, patent-pending Wocket(TM) as the next natural step in the evolution of smart devices. Wocket(TM) is a next generation smart wallet designed to protect your identity and replace all the cards in your wallet, with no smart phone required. The Wocket works anywhere credit cards are accepted and only works with your biometric stamp of approval.

    Credit, debit, ATM, loyalty, gift, ID, membership, insurance, ticket, emergency, medical, business, contacts, coupon, and virtually any card can be protected on Wocket(TM). More than 10,000 cards, records, coupons, etc. and 100 voice commands can also be stored on Wocket(TM).

    Media and shareholders wishing to attend the May 28(th) Plaza Hotel event ( from 3:00 to 5:00 P.M.) can email info@nxt-id.com and request to be added to the limited guest list.

    Interested consumers can also sign up for product info and news alerts in anticipation of the product. Advance ordering will be available following the May 28(th) event at http://www.wocketwallet.com/

    The Wocket product FAQ is available to consumers and media at http://nxt-id.com/wocket-faq/

    About NXT- ID Inc. - Mobile Security for a Mobile World

    NXT-ID, Inc.'s (OTCQB: NXTD) innovative MobileBio(TM) solution mitigates consumer risks associated with mobile computing, m-commerce and smart OS-enabled devices. The company is focused on the growing m-commerce market, launching its innovative MobileBio(TM) suite of biometric solutions that secure consumers' mobile platforms led by the Wocket(TM) ; a next generation smart wallet designed to replace all the cards in your wallet, no smart phone required. The Wocket works anywhere credit cards are accepted and only works with your biometric stamp of approval. http://www.wocketwallet.com/

    NXT-ID's wholly owned subsidiary, 3D-ID LLC, is engaged in biometric identification has 22 licensed patents in the field of 3D facial recognition http://www.nxt-id.com/, http://3d-id.net/

    This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy, the Company's securities.

    Forward-Looking Statements for NXT-ID

    This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements reflect management's current expectations, as of the date of this press release, and involve certain risks and uncertainties. Forward-looking statements include statements herein with respect to the successful execution of the Company's business strategy. The Company's actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in these forward- looking statements as a result of various factors. Such risks and uncertainties include, among other things, our ability to establish and maintain the proprietary nature of our technology through the patent process, as well as our ability to possibly license from others patents and patent applications necessary to develop products; the availability of financing; the Company's ability to implement its long range business plan for various applications of its technology; the Company's ability to enter into agreements with any necessary marketing and/or distribution partners; the impact of competition, the obtaining and maintenance of any necessary regulatory clearances applicable to applications of the Company's technology; and management of growth and other risks and uncertainties that may be detailed from time to time in the Company's reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

    Contact:

    Corporate info: info@nxt-id.com

    Investor Inquiries:

    Kirin Smith
    ProActive Capital Group
    Direct: 646 863 6519
    ksmith@proactivecapital.com

    Media: 800 665-0411

    NXT-ID, Inc.

    Web site: http://www.nxt-id.com/




    Cimatron's First Quarter 2014 Results Release Scheduled for May 14th, 2014 before US Markets Open- Conference Call Scheduled for May 14th, 2014 at 9:00am EDT -

    GIVAT SHMUEL, Israel, May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

    Cimatron Limited , a leading provider of integrated CAD/CAM software solutions for mold, tool and die makers as well as manufacturers of discrete parts, announced today that it will be releasing its first quarter financial results on Wednesday, May 14th, 2014, before the US markets open.

    Cimatron's management will host a conference call that same day, at 9:00am EDT, 16:00 Israel time. On the call, management will review and discuss the results, and will also be available to answer questions by investors.

    To participate, please call one of the following teleconferencing numbers. Please begin placing your call at least 5 minutes before the conference call commences.

    USA: +1-888-407-2553

    International: +972-3-9180610

    Israel: 03-9180610

    For those unable to listen to the live call, a recording of the call will be available from the day after the call under the investor relations section of Cimatron's website, at: http://www.cimatron.com.

    About Cimatron

    With over 30 years of experience and more than 40,000 installations worldwide, Cimatron is a leading provider of integrated, CAD/CAM software solutions for mold, tool and die makers as well as manufacturers of discrete parts. Cimatron is committed to providing comprehensive, cost-effective solutions that streamline manufacturing cycles and ultimately shorten product delivery time.

    The Cimatron product line includes the CimatronE and GibbsCAM brands with solutions for mold design [http://www.cimatron.com/Main/general.aspx?FolderID=2997&lang=EN ], die design [http://www.cimatron.com/Main/general.aspx?FolderID=4470&lang=EN ], electrodes design [http://www.cimatron.com/Main/general.aspx?FolderID=4515&lang=EN ], 2.5 to 5 axes milling [http://www.cimatron.com/Main/general.aspx?FolderID=4471&lang=EN ], wire EDM, turn, mill-turn, rotary milling, multi-task machining, and tombstone machining. Cimatron's subsidiaries and extensive distribution network serve and support customers in the automotive, aerospace, medical, consumer plastics, electronics, and other industries in over 40 countries worldwide.

    Cimatron's shares are publicly traded on the NASDAQ exchange under the symbol CIMT. For more information, please visit Cimatron's web site at: http://www.cimatron.com

    Safe Harbor Statement

    This press release includes forward looking statements, within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, which are subject to risk and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated. Such statements may relate to Cimatron's plans, objectives and expected financial and operating results. The words "may," "could," "would," "will," "believe," "anticipate," "estimate," "expect," "intend," "plan," and similar expressions or variations thereof are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Investors are cautioned that any such forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond Cimatron's ability to control. The risks and uncertainties that may affect forward looking statements include, but are not limited to: currency fluctuations, global economic and political conditions, marketing demand for Cimatron products and services, long sales cycles, new product development, assimilating future acquisitions, maintaining relationships with customers and partners, and increased competition. For more details about the risks and uncertainties related to Cimatron's business, refer to Cimatron's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Cimatron cannot assess the impact of or the extent to which any single factor or risk, or combination of them, may cause. Cimatron undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

    Company Contact: Ilan Erez, Chief Financial Officer Cimatron Ltd. Tel.: +972-73-237-0114 Email: ilane@cimatron.com Investor Relations contact: Ehud Helft/Kenny Green GK Investor Relations Tel: (US) +1-646-201-9246 Email: cimatron@gkir.com

    Cimatron Ltd



    Santander Consumer USA Holdings Inc. reports first quarter 2014 net income of $81.5 million, or $0.23 per share, and declares cash dividend of $0.15 per share.Core net income of $157.3 million, or $0.44 per diluted share.Return on equity of 11.6 percent, or core return on equity of 22.4 percent, and return on assets of 1.2 percent, or core return on assets of 2.3 percent.

    DALLAS, May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Santander Consumer USA Holdings Inc. ("SCUSA") today announced net income for first quarter 2014 of $81.5 million, or $0.23 per diluted common share, compared to net income attributable to SCUSA shareholders for first quarter 2013 of $290.4 million, or $0.84 per diluted common share. However, core net income(1) for first quarter 2014 was $157.3 million, or $0.44 per diluted common share compared to fourth quarter 2013 net income of $113.9, or $0.33 per diluted common share. This represents core earnings growth of 38 percent quarter-over-quarter driving core return on equity(1) of 22.4 percent and core return on assets(1) of 2.3 percent. The Board has declared a cash dividend of $0.15 per share, to be paid May 30, 2014 to shareholders of record as of the close of business on May 12, 2014(2).

    "SCUSA is pleased to report strong results for our first quarter as a public company as core net income grew 38 percent quarter-over-quarter. We continued to demonstrate strong liquidity and capital markets access, issuing more retail auto loan asset-backed securities year-to-date than any other issuer in the market. Our asset origination performance in the first quarter positions us for continued growth and profitability in the coming quarters. We are confident in the financial objectives discussed prior to our IPO with regard to dividend payments of 30 percent, a return on equity of 20-25 percent, and EPS growth of approximately 10 percent. In addition, we've just completed a successful first year for Chrysler Capital, a key growth driver for the company," said Tom Dundon, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.

    "In an environment of increased competition, we are continuing to enhance shareholder value by leveraging our efficient structure and relationships, including Chrysler, to produce profitable asset growth. A further testament to our shareholder commitment is our Board of Directors' decision to declare a dividend on our earnings from our first quarter as a public company. Our balance sheet strength and robust profitability affords us the opportunity to continue to drive total shareholder return," said Jason Kulas, President and Chief Financial Officer.

    SCUSA produced its highest quarterly origination volume to date in the first quarter, originating more than $6.9 billion in consumer loans and leases, including more than $3.5 billion in Chrysler retail loans and more than $1.2 billion in Chrysler leases(3). Finance receivables, loans and leases, net, increased to $25.3 billion at March 31, 2014, up 8 percent from $23.4 billion at December 31, 2013 and up 51 percent from $16.7 billion at March 31, 2013, driven by Chrysler Capital and SCUSA's strong origination volume. Due to the Chrysler Capital agreement and other origination opportunities, SCUSA slightly shifted its mix of new originations toward higher credit quality borrowers year-over-year. In the first quarter of 2014, SCUSA's average APR on new retail installment contract originations was 13.7 percent, versus a 17.4 percent average APR on first quarter 2013 originations. While the credit mix shifted toward higher credit quality borrowers, SCUSA maintained its pricing discipline for new originations.

    For the first quarter of 2014 as compared to the first quarter of 2013, net interest income increased 43 percent to $1.0 billion, from $732 million, driven by the 51 percent year-over-year portfolio growth. The provision for loan losses increased to $699 million in the first quarter of 2014, from $217 million in the first quarter of 2013. More than half of the provision increase was driven by upfront loan loss provisions related to strong asset growth in the asset portfolio during the quarter, while the majority of the remaining increase is related to building loan loss reserves on the existing portfolio. The allowance for loan losses increased to $2.9 billion in the first quarter of 2014, from $2.5 billion in the fourth quarter of 2013, and from $1.8 billion in the first quarter of 2013. SCUSA's net charge-off ratio declined to 6.4 percent in the first quarter of 2014 from 8.1 percent in the fourth quarter of 2013, as compared to a decline to 3.9 percent in the first quarter of 2013 from 6.4 percent in the fourth quarter of 2012. Additionally, SCUSA's delinquency ratio declined to 3.1 percent as of the first quarter of 2014 from 4.5 percent as of the fourth quarter of 2013, compared to a decline to 3.3 percent as of the first quarter 2013 from 4.6 percent as of the fourth quarter of 2012.

    During the quarter, SCUSA incurred $318 million of operating expenses, or $199 million of core operating expenses. Core operating expenses are up 33 percent since the first quarter of 2013, primarily due to SCUSA's strong asset growth over the previous year. SCUSA produced a 27.0 percent efficiency ratio, or 16.9 percent core efficiency ratio, for the quarter, versus 18.4 percent in the same period last year. First quarter results also included nonrecurring pre-tax stock compensation expense totaling $118 million related to options vesting upon SCUSA's initial public offering.

    During the quarter, SCUSA continued to show strong access to liquidity with the execution of three secured structured financings totaling $2.7 billion, a Chrysler Capital financing for $765 million, an affiliated revolving credit line for $300 million, and an additional debt facility for $250 million. The sale treatment of the Chrysler Capital financing, along with SCUSA's monthly loan sales to Bank of America and a bulk loan sale to Citizens Bank of Pennsylvania ("CBP"), a subsidiary of RBS Citizens Financial Group, produced $36 million in gains on sale, and contributed to the growth in the portfolio of loans and leases serviced for others by 37 percent to $6.2 billion at March 31, 2014, from $4.5 billion at December 31, 2013. Servicing fee income for the quarter totaled $10.4 million.

    Since the quarter end, SCUSA has continued to be active in the capital markets, successfully executing two additional funding initiatives totaling more than $1.7 billion. These initiatives included SCUSA's second public securitization of 2014 and a series of six subordinate bond transactions to fund residual interests from existing securitizations. SCUSA also completed a second sale to CBP of prime Chrysler Capital loans.

    Other Recent Developments

    SCUSA's original equipment manufacturer ("OEM") relationships have recently grown to include another OEM, whereby SCUSA will provide nonprime retail auto financing through a turn-down program(4) for new and used vehicles for this OEM's customers and dealers in the U.S. This agreement was the result of several months of successful testing at select dealers. Additionally, SCUSA continues its discussions with Maserati regarding the Maserati Capital relationship announced early in 2014. In April 2014, SCUSA expanded its unsecured personal lending business by executing an additional agreement with LendingClub Corporation, whereby SCUSA has the first opportunity to review for its own portfolio, applications that do not meet either the public credit policy or custom credit policy facilitated by LendingClub's platform. SCUSA also has recently signed an agreement with a technology company, GreenSky Trade Credit, LLC, whereby GreenSky will facilitate SCUSA's origination of turn-down loans in the retail home improvement space(4).

    Conference Call Information

    SCUSA management will host a conference call and webcast to discuss the first quarter results and other general matters at 11 a.m. EDT on Thursday, May 1, 2014. The conference call will be accessible by dialing 844-856-2691 (U.S. domestic), or 779-232-4696 (international), conference ID 35160355. Please dial in 10 minutes prior to the start of the call. The conference call will also be accessible via live audio webcast through the Investor Relations section of the corporate website at http://investors.santanderconsumerusa.com. Choose "Events" and select the information pertaining to the Q1 2014 Earnings Call. Additionally there will be several slides accompanying the webcast. Please go to the website at least fifteen minutes prior to the call to register, download, and install any necessary software.

    For those unable to listen to the live broadcast, a replay will be available on the company's website or by dialing 855-859-2056 (U.S. domestic), or 404-537-3406 (international), conference ID 35160355, approximately two hours after the event. The dial-in replay will be available for two weeks after the conference call, and the webcast replay will be available through May 1, 2015. An investor presentation will also be available by visiting the Investor Relations page of SCUSA's website at http://investors.santanderconsumerusa.com.

    Non-GAAP Disclosure

    This press release includes certain non-GAAP financial measures. A non-GAAP financial measure is a numerical measure of historical or future financial performance, financial position or cash flows that excludes or includes amounts that are required to be disclosed in the most directly comparable measure calculated and presented in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America ("U.S. GAAP"). SCUSA believes that this non-GAAP financial measure provides both management and investors a more complete understanding of the underlying operational results and trends and SCUSA's marketplace performance. This additional information is not meant to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for the numbers prepared in accordance with U.S. GAAP and may not be comparable to similarly titled measures used by other financial institutions.

    Forward Looking Statements

    This press release may contain forward-looking statements. Any statements about our expectations, beliefs, plans, predictions, forecasts, objectives, assumptions, or future events or performance are not historical facts and may be forward-looking. These statements are often, but not always, made through the use of words or phrases such as "anticipates," "believes," "can," "could," "may," "predicts," "potential," "should," "will," "estimate," "plans," "projects," "continuing," "ongoing," "expects," "intends," and similar words or phrases. Accordingly, these statements are only predictions and involve estimates, known and unknown risks, assumptions, and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in them. SCUSA's actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in such forward-looking statements as a result of several factors more fully described under the caption "Risk Factors" and elsewhere in the annual report on Form 10-K filed by SCUSA with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Any or all of our forward-looking statements in this press release may turn out to be inaccurate. The inclusion of this forward-looking information should not be regarded as a representation that the future plans, estimates, or expectations contemplated by SCUSA will be achieved. SCUSA has based these forward-looking statements largely on SCUSA's current expectations and projections about future events and financial trends that SCUSA believes may affect SCUSA's financial condition, results of operations, business strategy, and financial needs. There are important factors that could cause SCUSA's actual results, level of activity, performance, or achievements to differ materially from the results, level of activity, performance, or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements, including, but not limited to, the following: (1) adverse economic conditions in the United States and worldwide may negatively impact SCUSA's results; (2) SCUSA's business could suffer if its access to funding is reduced; (3) SCUSA faces significant risks implementing its growth strategy, some of which are outside SCUSA's control; (4) SCUSA's agreement with Chrysler Group LLC may not result in currently anticipated levels of growth and is subject to certain performance conditions that could result in termination of the agreement; (5) SCUSA's business could suffer if it is unsuccessful in developing and maintaining relationships with automobile dealerships; (6) SCUSA's financial condition, liquidity, and results of operations depend on the credit performance of SCUSA's loans; (7) loss of SCUSA's key management or other personnel, or an inability to attract such management and personnel, could negatively impact SCUSA's business; (8) future changes in SCUSA's relationship with Banco Santander, S.A. could adversely affect SCUSA's operations; and (9) SCUSA operates in a highly regulated industry and continually changing federal, state, and local laws and regulations could materially adversely affect SCUSA's business.

    About Santander Consumer USA Holdings Inc.

    Santander Consumer USA Holdings Inc. ("SCUSA") is a full-service, technology-driven consumer finance company focused on vehicle finance and unsecured consumer lending products. The company, which began originating retail installment contracts in 1997, has a serviced finance portfolio of over $34 billion (as of March 31, 2014), has approximately 2 million customers across all credit grades, and is headquartered in Dallas. (www.santanderconsumerusa.com)

    (1) For a reconciliation from GAAP to this non-GAAP measure, see "Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Measures" on Page 10 of this release.
    (2) Based on 348,768,039 shares outstanding as of May 1, 2014, the dividend is expected to be $52.3 million.
    (3) Excludes more than $200 million in Chrysler Capital lease financings facilitated for an affiliate.
    (4) A turn-down program refers to a program whereby the lending request was denied by the primary lender.

    Contacts: Investor Relations Media Relations Evan Black & Kristina Carbonneau Laurie Kight 800.493.8219 214.801.6455 InvestorRelations@santanderconsumerusa.com LKight@santanderconsumerusa.com

    Santander Consumer USA Holdings Inc.
    Financial Supplement
    First Quarter 2014

    Table of Contents

    Table 1: Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
    Table 2: Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income
    Table 3: Other Financial Information
    Table 4: Originations
    Table 5: Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Measures

    Table 1: Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets (Dollars in thousands, except per share data) March 31, December 31, 2014 2013 ---- ---- (Unaudited) Assets Cash and cash equivalents $112,835 $10,531 Receivables held for sale 171,466 82,503 Retail installment contracts held for investment, net 21,087,173 20,219,609 Unsecured consumer loans, net 1,000,545 954,189 Restricted cash 1,830,392 1,563,613 Receivables from dealers held for investment 108,200 94,745 Accrued interest receivable 312,040 319,157 Leased vehicles, net 2,956,910 2,023,433 Furniture and equipment, net of accumulated depreciation 30,315 25,712 Federal, state and other income taxes receivable 304,032 372,338 Deferred tax asset 232,185 197,041 Goodwill 74,056 74,056 Intangible assets 54,391 54,664 Other assets 521,693 410,305 ------- ------- Total assets $28,796,233 $26,401,896 =========== =========== Liabilities and Equity Liabilities: Notes payable - credit facilities $9,573,726 $8,099,773 Notes payable - secured structured financings 15,783,587 15,195,887 Accrued interest payable 26,784 26,512 Accounts payable and accrued expenses 390,845 283,106 Federal, state and other income taxes payable 15,502 7,623 Other liabilities 97,771 102,163 ------ ------- Total liabilities 25,888,215 23,715,064 ---------- ---------- Equity: Common stock, $0.01 par value -1,100,000,000 shares authorized; 348,770,333 and 346,763,261 shares issued and 348,767,179 and 346,760,107 shares outstanding, respectively 3,488 3,468 Additional paid-in capital 1,547,075 1,409,463 Accumulated other comprehensive loss (765 ) (2,853 ) Retained earnings 1,358,220 1,276,754 --------- --------- Total stockholders' equity 2,908,018 2,686,832 --------- --------- Total liabilities and equity $28,796,233 $26,401,896 =========== ===========

    Table 2: Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income (Unaudited) (Dollars in thousands, except per share amounts) For the Three For the Three Months Ended Months Ended -------------------------- March 31, March 31, December 31, 2014 2013 2013 ---- ---- ---- Interest on finance receivables and loans $1,140,329 $811,907 $1,049,298 Leased vehicle income 147,123 - 94,810 Other finance and interest income 250 2,685 140 --- ----- --- Total finance and other interest income 1,287,702 814,592 1,144,248 Interest expense 124,446 82,997 117,725 Leased vehicle expense 120,069 - 73,028 ------- --- ------ Net interest income 1,043,187 731,595 953,495 Provision for loan losses 698,594 217,193 629,162 ------- ------- ------- Net interest income after provision for loan losses 344,593 514,402 324,333 Profit sharing 32,161 - 43,444 ------ --- ------ Net interest income after provision for loan losses and profit sharing 312,432 514,402 280,889 Gain on sale of receivables 35,814 - 31,739 Servicing fee income 10,405 7,271 4,454 Fees, commissions, and other 89,304 68,858 66,495 ------ ------ ------ Total other income 135,523 76,129 102,688 Salary and benefits expense 201,915 62,547 87,884 Repossession expense 48,431 36,158 44,312 Other operating costs 68,102 50,169 70,450 ------ ------ ------ Total operating expenses(1) 318,448 148,874 202,646 ------- ------- ------- Income before income taxes 129,507 441,657 180,931 Income tax expense 48,041 152,798 67,005 ------ ------- ------ Net income(1) 81,466 288,859 113,926 Noncontrolling interests - 1,543 - --- ----- --- Net income attributable to Santander Consumer USA Holdings Inc. shareholders $81,466 $290,402 $113,926 ======= ======== ======== Net income per common share (basic) $0.23 $0.84 $0.33 ===== ===== ===== Net income per common share (diluted)(1) $0.23 $0.84 $0.33 ===== ===== ===== Weighted average common shares (basic) 348,101,891 346,164,763 346,201,020 =========== =========== =========== Weighted average common shares (diluted) 356,325,036 346,164,763 346,201,020 =========== =========== ===========

    (1) See corresponding non-GAAP metrics for the first quarter of 2014, and reconciliation to the GAAP measures shown here, on page 10.

    Table 3: Other Financial Information (Dollars in thousands, except per share data) Three Months Ended ------------------ March 31, March 31, Three Months Ended December 31, 2013 ----------------- 2014 2013 ---- ---- Ratios Yield on earning assets 16.6 % 17.2 % 16.4 % Cost of debt 2.0 % 2.0 % 2.1 % Net interest margin 14.8 % 15.5 % 14.6 % Efficiency ratio(1) 27.0 % 18.4 % 19.2 % Return on average assets(1) 1.2 % 6.1 % 1.8 % Return on average equity(1) 11.6 % 47.8 % 17.3 % Net charge-off ratio 6.4 % 3.9 % 8.1 % Delinquency ratio, end of period 3.1 % 3.3 % 4.5 % Other Financial Information Charge-offs, net of recoveries $406,600 $182,885 $494,284 End of period Delinquent principal over 60 days 802,133 643,023 1,102,373 End of period Gross finance receivables and loans 25,889,724 19,223,798 24,542,911 Average Gross finance receivables and loans 25,394,124 18,884,019 24,309,483 End of period Gross finance receivables, loans and leases 29,252,131 19,223,858 26,822,857 Average gross finance receivables, loans and leases 28,213,931 18,884,034 26,148,796 Average Total assets 27,812,499 19,094,885 25,931,737 Average Debt 24,570,719 16,296,712 22,913,106 Average Total equity 2,809,838 2,417,704 2,629,036

    (1) See corresponding non-GAAP metrics for the first quarter of 2014, and reconciliation to the GAAP measures shown here, on page 10.

    "Yield on earning assets" is defined as the ratio of the sum of Interest and fees on finance receivables and loans and Leased vehicle income, net of Leased vehicle expense, to Average gross finance receivables, loans and leases

    "Cost of debt" is defined as the ratio of Interest expense to Average debt

    "Net interest margin" is defined as the ratio of net interest income to Average gross finance receivables, loans and leases

    "Efficiency ratio" is defined as the ratio of Operating expenses to the sum of Net interest income and Other income

    "Return on average assets" is defined as the ratio of Net income to Average total assets

    "Return on average equity" is defined as the ratio of Net income to Average total equity

    "Net charge-off ratio" is defined as the ratio of Charge-offs, net of recoveries, to Average gross finance receivables and loans

    "Delinquency ratio" is defined as the ratio of End of period Delinquent principal over 60 days to End of period Gross finance receivables and loans

    Table 4: Originations (Dollars in thousands) Three Months Ended Three Months Ended December 31, 2013 ---- March 31, March 31, 2014 2013 ---- ---- Retail installment contracts $5,612,636 $2,684,891 $4,011,961 Average APR 13.7 % 17.4 % 13.4 % Average discount 2.5 % 5.9 % 2.4 % Unsecured consumer loans $107,902 $203 $516,431 Average APR 20.8 % 19.6 % 23.8 % Average discount - - - Receivables from dealers $14,823 $83,080 $39,602 Average APR 3.4 % 3.7 % 3.2 % Average discount - - - Leases $1,211,999 $60 $1,001,277

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    Table 5: Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Measures (Dollars in thousands, except per share data) For the Three Months Ended March 31, 2014 Net income $81,466 Add back: Stock compensation recognized upon IPO, net of tax 74,428 Other IPO-related expenses, net of tax 1,409 ----- Core net income $157,303 ======== Weighted average common shares (diluted) 356,325,036 Net income per common share (diluted) $0.23 Core net income per common share (diluted) $0.44 ===== Average total assets $27,812,499 Return on average assets 1.2 % Core return on average assets 2.3 % ==== Average total equity $2,809,838 Return on average equity 11.6 % Core return on average equity 22.4 % ===== Operating expenses $318,448 Deduct: Stock compensation recognized upon IPO 117,654 Other IPO-related expenses 2,175 ----- Core operating expenses $198,619 ======== Sum of net interest income and other income $1,178,710 Efficiency ratio 27.0 % Core efficiency ratio 16.9 % =====

    )

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




    Sikorsky Begins Powered Ground Tests of CH-53K Helicopter with Rotor Blades

    STRATFORD, Conn., May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. , has begun full system testing of the U.S. Marine Corps' CH-53K heavy lift helicopter with all seven main rotor blades and four tail rotor blades attached for the first time to a non-flying prototype called the Ground Test Vehicle (GTV). Powered "Light-Off" with rotor blades spinning follows a "Bare Head" (without blades) test phase of the GTV aircraft's systems powered by its three GE 7,500 horsepower class engines, and begins a rigorous two-year test program of the rotor blades, transmission, engines, and all subsystems while the GTV is anchored to the ground.

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    "This is another key milestone in our building block approach to maturing the aircraft system," said Mike Torok, Sikorsky's CH-53K Program vice president, of the April 17 event. "The aircraft is now fully configured to proceed to the next series of system integration tests that will further validate the aircraft systems, such as rotors, drive, electrical, hydraulic, avionics and flight controls - all leading to operational acceptance testing that will clear the flight aircraft for flight operations. The preliminary results maintain our confidence in meeting first flight of the initial flight test helicopter in late 2014."

    The GTV will play a key role for Sikorsky and the U.S. Marine Corps during hundreds of hours of powered ground tests as the CH-53K team prepares for first flight and the subsequent three-year flight test program. By accumulating operational experience ahead of the four flight test aircraft -- currently in final assembly -- the GTV can measure and verify the ability of the drive system, transmissions and engines to fly the CH-53K helicopter safely and efficiently across multiple flight scenarios up to its 88,000-pound (39,916 kg) maximum gross weight with an external load.

    During the next 250 hours of operation, the GTV will continue to assess the helicopter's subsystems and the structural integrity and whirl characteristics of the rotors, blades and drive train.

    The first of the four flight test helicopters -- known as Engineering Development Models -- is scheduled to take to the skies in late 2014. During the three-year flight test program, each flight test aircraft is expected to accumulate approximately 500 flight test hours. To ensure safety of flight, the GTV will continue to accumulate hundreds of operational endurance hours ahead of the flight aircraft.

    The Naval Air Systems Command gave the go-ahead for the powered tests in December following closure of actions from an October Test Readiness Review and the completion of sub-system qualification testing.

    "This joint CH-53K team has prepared well for this important day," said Col. Robert Pridgen, U.S. Marine Corps program manager for heavy lift helicopters. "Discipline, hard work and some really smart folks have gotten us to this point. Looking forward, it'll take more of the same as our confidence grows with respect to dynamic and system level performance of the Marine Corps' next heavy lift platform. This is a great start leading us to first flight later this year."

    Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., based in Stratford, Conn., is a world leader in helicopter design, manufacture, and service. Sikorsky is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. , which is based in Hartford, Conn., and provides a broad range of high technology products and support services to the aerospace and building systems industries.

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    Soldier's Network Update: Soldiers to Train on New Simplified WIN-T Increment 2 Vehicles at LandWarNet SchoolSoldiers' learning experience will be more intuitive, resembling the ways they interact with their computers and digital accessories at home.

    TAUNTON, Mass., May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- General Dynamics C4 Systems received a $59 million contract from the U.S. Army for new Warfighter Information Network - Tactical (WIN-T) Increment 2 vehicles and related network products to support Army soldier training. The new equipment, which includes Soldier Network Extension (SNE) and Point-of-Presence (PoP) vehicles, will have updated software that simplifies network operations. When delivered to the Army's LandWarNet School in Fort Gordon, Ga., the vehicles and products will be folded into the Army's new system-of-systems training curriculum. WIN-T Increment 2 is the Army's mobile, secure communications backbone.

    "Warrant Officers are trained as the technical experts who ensure the mobile, WIN-T Increment 2 network is operating as it should," said Chris Marzilli, president of General Dynamics C4 Systems. "They and other soldiers training on Increment 2 will experience firsthand how operating the system is easier and more closely resembles the way they interact with their computers and digital accessories at home."

    Feedback from soldiers returning from Afghanistan and comments following Network Integration Evaluations helped the General Dynamics and Army team improve the WIN-T Increment 2 network operations software. For example, a previous 10-step, 12-minute power-up protocol is now only two-steps and takes less than half the time. In making Increment 2 easier for soldiers to train, plan and operate, they can remain focused on their mission.

    A part of Capability Set (CS) 13, the Army distributed WIN-T Increment 2 to four Brigade Combat Teams and two Division Headquarters last year. This year, CS 14 continues the distribution of WIN-T Increment 2 to additional Army organizations including the 101(st) Air Assault Division stationed in Fort Campbell, Ky., and the 2(nd) and 3(rd) Brigade Combat Teams with the 82(nd) Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C. CS 14 also includes enhanced mission command capabilities along with the AN/PRC-155 two-channel Manpack and AN/PRC-154A Rifleman radios to seamlessly connect soldiers at the lowest echelons to their commanders and back to headquarters via WIN-T Increment 2.

    The LandWarNet School, part of the Fort Gordon Cyber Center of Excellence, trains soldiers to operate WIN-T Increment 2 as they prepare for future deployments.

    Production of the WIN-T system and the Soldier's Network takes place primarily at General Dynamics C4 Systems' facility in Taunton, Mass., and supports hundreds of jobs at General Dynamics and supplier locations nationwide. More information about WIN-T and the Soldier's Network is available at www.thesoldiersnetwork.com.

    General Dynamics C4 Systems is a business unit of General Dynamics . More information about General Dynamics C4 Systems is available at www.gdc4s.com.

    Information about General Dynamics is available at www.generaldynamics.com.

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    Concentrix Completes Second Phase of IBM Customer Care Business Acquisition- Unique Value Proposition Propels Strong Growth

    NEW YORK, May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Concentrix Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of SYNNEX Corporation , announced the addition of 19 delivery locations, across 13 countries, completing the second phase of the acquisition of IBM's global customer care and industry process services business. With over 95% of the acquisition completed, Concentrix continues to advance its position as a leader in the customer care and industry process services market, with over 45,000 employees delivering high value services.

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    "The overall acquisition to date combines two great cultures and has created a new organization reflecting the scale and vertical industry expertise of IBM, combined with the agility, flexibility and client focus of Concentrix," said Chris Caldwell, President, Concentrix Corporation.

    The new company provides innovative, high value business services built on analytics, intellectual capital and technology innovation, with a focus on transforming customer experience. The new Concentrix footprint serves 10+ industries from 50+ cities with a diverse, talented and highly skilled workforce.

    Global organizations face pressure to deliver a differentiated customer experience in order to drive better business outcomes. Concentrix understands the complete customer lifecycle and uses embedded analytics, process optimization, technology expertise, social solutions and omni-channel innovation to help clients keep their customers at the heart of their operations and to create the experiences and value they expect.

    Concentrix continues to invest in all of its locations, most recently announcing the addition of over 1,000 new jobs in Belfast, Northern Ireland as well as the set-up of a new delivery center in Varna, Bulgaria. Existing clients are increasing the scope of work performed by Concentrix, while the company also continues to acquire new clients.

    Caldwell said, "We now have a solid foundation for further growth. With our talented staff, our tools and technology, our analytics, and our drive and passion for helping our clients be #1 in their marketplaces, we are well positioned for growth for many years to come."

    For information on all current and new Concentrix world locations and services, please visit www.concentrix.com.

    About Concentrix
    Concentrix Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of SYNNEX Corporation , is a global business services company focused on process optimization, customer engagement strategy, technology innovation, and ecosystem performance. Concentrix' holistic approach to customer engagement, deep domain expertise, and process innovation enables the Company to deliver unique, transformational solutions for its clients.

    About SYNNEX
    SYNNEX Corporation , a Fortune 500 corporation, is a leading business process services company, servicing resellers, retailers and original equipment manufacturers in multiple regions around the world. The Company provides services in IT distribution, supply chain management, contract assembly and global business services. Founded in 1980, SYNNEX employs approximately 49,000 full-time and part-time associates worldwide. Additional information about SYNNEX may be found online at www.synnex.com.

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    Xilinx Kintex UltraScale FPGAs are First 20nm Devices to Achieve PCI Express ComplianceIntegrated blocks for PCI Express enable high-performance applications

    SAN JOSE, Calif., May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Xilinx, Inc. today announced that its Kintex(R) UltraScale(TM) FPGAs are the first 20nm devices to achieve PCI Express(R) compliance and are now listed on the PCI-SIG(R) integrator's list. The Kintex UltraScale FPGAs, with integrated Endpoint blocks for PCI Express enabling high performance applications, passed rigorous electrical, protocol, and interoperability tests at the latest PCI-SIG event held on April 3, 2014.

    (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20020822/XLNXLOGO)

    The UltraScale family supports Gen3 (8 Gb/s) speeds with up to x8 links and up to six integrated PCIe(R) blocks to enable high throughput applications such as wireline and data center applications requiring SRIOV with expandable physical and virtual functions. Design engineers can meet the high system bandwidth and programmable system integration needed in a variety of applications with no-cost integrated PCIe blocks.

    "Xilinx delivers another industry first milestone with our Kintex UltraScale FPGAs achieving PCI-SIG compliance," said Ketan Mehta, PCI Express product marketing manager at Xilinx. "With the industry's most robust tranceivers and Vivado(R) Design Suite IP Integrator for accelerated integration of hierarchical and third-party blocks, our customers can realize the fastest time to differentiation."

    About 20nm UltraScale Family
    Xilinx 20nm UltraScale devices deliver an ASIC-class advantage with the industry's only ASIC-class programmable architecture coupled with the Vivado ASIC-strength design suite and UltraFast(TM) design methodology. The UltraScale product portfolio extends Xilinx's market leading Kintex(R) and Virtex(R) FPGA and 3D IC families, based on the UltraScale architecture and TSMC 20nm SoC process. UltraScale devices enable 1.5x to 2x realizable system performance and integration, and consume up to half the power, relative to currently available solutions. These devices deliver next generation routing, ASIC-like clocking, and enhancements to logic and fabric to eliminate interconnect bottlenecks while supporting consistently high device utilization without performance degradation. With footprint compatibility between families, Kintex UltraScale FPGAs provide a clear migration path to Virtex UltraScale devices.

    Availability
    The Kintex UltraScale devices are sampling today, for more information, visit www.xilinx.com. Designers can learn more about Xilinx's PCI Express solution, including demonstration videos, targeted reference designs (TRDs), and boards and kits by visiting http://www.xilinx.com/pciexpress.

    About Xilinx
    Xilinx is the world's leading provider of All Programmable FPGAs, SoCs and 3D ICs. These industry-leading devices are coupled with a next-generation design environment and IP to serve a broad range of customer needs, from programmable logic to programmable systems integration. For more information, visit www.xilinx.com.

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    Xilinx
    Silvia E. Gianelli
    (408) 626-4328
    silvia.gianelli@xilinx.com

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




    Iveda Retains KCSA Strategic Communications as Investor Relations Counsel

    MESA, Ariz., May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Iveda(R) (OTCQB: IVDA), the pioneer in cloud video hosting technology, today announced that it has retained KCSA Strategic Communications, a leading New York-based communications firm, to lead the Company's investor relations program.

    KCSA will deploy a comprehensive investor relations campaign to increase awareness of Iveda within the investment community. Since KCSA's inception more than forty years ago, the firm has developed a strong reputation for its work representing public companies. Jeffrey Goldberger, managing partner of KCSA, will lead KCSA's efforts and provide strategic counsel on investor relations matters.

    "Since going public in 2009, Iveda has signed several marquee customers, developed innovative new solutions and established our brand as the leader in cloud-based video hosting--all while staying under-the-radar of investors," said David Ly, chairman and CEO of Iveda. "We selected KCSA to manage our investor relations efforts because of the firm's track record of helping companies in similar positions to ours."

    "Since Iveda's inception, we've benefitted from strong interest among the retail and angel investment community," said Bob Brilon, president and CFO of Iveda. "We look forward to working with KCSA to increase our exposure to institutional investors as we move closer to a number of milestones, including reaching profitability and potentially up-listing to NASDAQ."

    "As investor interest in cloud computing continues to grow, Iveda is well positioned to capitalize on that trend. The Company offers an innovative suite of video hosting technology that allows everyone from multi-national enterprises to the young family with a newborn an easy way to monitor and stay connected to their most precious assets," said Goldberger. "Iveda's management team has expressed a strong desire to establish an investor relations program that's aligned with their strategic goals and grounded in best practices. We're excited to begin that work immediately."

    Iveda is a registered trademark of Iveda Solutions, Inc. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.

    About Iveda

    Iveda (OTCQB:IVDA) is a premier cloud video hosting service provider, a technology innovator, and a provider of enterprise-class Video Surveillance as a Service ("VSaaS") solutions. The Company has received a SAFETY Act Designation from the Department of Homeland Security as a Qualified Anti-Terrorism Technology Provider.

    The Company is headquartered in Mesa, Arizona and has a wholly-owned subsidiary in Taiwan (MEGAsys). For additional information call (800) 385-8616 or visit www.iveda.com.

    This release includes forward-looking statements. Actual results may vary materially from those expected. Iveda's business is subject to significant risks and uncertainties described more thoroughly in the Company's SEC filings, including but not limited to its report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2013 and its subsequently filed quarterly reports on Form 10-Q. All forward-looking statements made herein are qualified by such risk factors, and readers are advised to consider such factors carefully. Iveda undertakes no obligation to revise these forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.

    About KCSA Strategic Communications

    KCSA is a fully integrated communications agency specializing in public relations, investor relations and marketing with expertise in financial and professional services, technology, healthcare, media, energy and public services companies. Since 1969, the firm has demonstrated strategic thinking and program execution that drives results for its clients in the ever-changing communications and digital landscape. The firm's clients are its best references. For more information, please visit www.kcsa.com.

    Media Contact:
    Iveda
    Carrie R. Foote
    Public Relations Manager
    480-307-8704
    cfoote@iveda.com

    Investor Contacts:
    KCSA Strategic Communications
    Brad Nelson / Rob Fink
    212-896-1217 / 212-896-1206
    bnelson@kcsa.com / rfink@kcsa.com

    Iveda

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




    Attunity Reports First Quarter 2014 Financial ResultsTotal revenues grew 54% to $7.1 millionTotal license revenues grew 102% to $3.5 million

    BURLINGTON, Mass., May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Attunity, Ltd. , a leading provider of information availability software solutions, today reported its unaudited financial results for the three month period ended March 31, 2014.

    Recent Operational Highlights

    --  Announced Attunity Maestro, a new Big Data management and distribution
    platform
    --  Grew Attunity Replicate sales by over 140% year-over-year
    --  Strengthened sales team in the EMEA region with expanded presence in
    Germany, France and the Nordics in order to address increased customer
    demand
    --  Closed several large-scale agreements for the Attunity Gold Client
    Solutions for SAP (the flagship product of Hayes, acquired by Attunity
    in December 2013)
    --  Achieved certification from SAP for Attunity Gold Client Solutions Suite
    on the SAP HANA(R) platform, a premiere in-memory data analytics
    platform for SAP clients
    --  Introduced Attunity Replicate for MySQL, one of the world's most popular
    open-source databases; Replicate also optimized for multiple
    non-relational data sources
    --  Recognized as one of the top 100 Coolest Cloud Vendors of 2014 for
    Attunity Cloudbeam by CRN Magazine and gained first-time entry into the
    Gartner Magic Quadrant report for iPaaS*
    

    Financial Highlights for the First Quarter of 2014, compared with the First Quarter of 2013

    --  Total revenues grew 54% to $7.1 million
    --  Total license revenues grew 102% to $3.5 million
    --  Total maintenance and service revenues grew 26% to $3.6 million
    --  Cash and cash equivalents of $18.1 million as of March 31, 2014 compared
    with $16.5 million as of December 31, 2013
    

    "We enter 2014 with strong momentum, growing and expanding upon all aspects of our business, as our Big Data solutions continued to dominate our portfolio," stated Shimon Alon, Chairman and CEO of Attunity. "The growth experienced in the first quarter demonstrates how our innovative solutions are addressing dynamic market demands, enabling us to further penetrate the total addressable market.

    "The first quarter ended on a high note as we launched our newest platform, the Attunity Maestro, which provides a fully-automated master data flow and process management solution to address an organization's need to implement widely distributed Big Data initiatives. We are encouraged by the initial interest of customers currently testing Attunity Maestro and anticipate closing several customer agreements in the third quarter of 2014.

    "Since acquiring Hayes in December 2013, we have successfully integrated their organization within our sales, marketing and finance operations, and have expanded the Gold Client sales team. We expect these activities to contribute to our revenue growth in 2014 and beyond."

    Sales and Marketing
    Attunity continued to expand its sales force in the U.S. and EMEA. Accordingly, the first quarter was driven by the united effort of Attunity's sales and marketing team to create increased demand, resulting in a 125% year-over-year increase in lead generation. The newly hired sales teams are progressing and will be fully ramped by the end of the second quarter, to support continued growth.

    Attunity is also working closely with market analysts to establish thought leadership in the industry. This includes a well-attended webinar held in April 2014 with Forrester Research, covering new ground on the topic of "The Industrial Internet of Things", an important area of growth for Big Data.

    Products
    The innovative, new Attunity Maestro is designed to execute, manage, monitor and accelerate the flow of Big Data content across data centers in the enterprise and the cloud. Launched in the beginning of April 2014, Attunity Maestro is developed to solve the industry's challenge of effective Big Data distribution flow to and from a large number of sources and targets. Attunity believes that the new platform is poised for growth, as it is designed to give customers the power to optimize their information flow on a very large scale. Attunity Maestro is initially entering the market for file replication, with database management availability slated for release later this year. It has already generated significant interest as customers have begun to test the product with deals expected to close in the third quarter of 2014.

    Since the Company's acquisition of Hayes Technology Group in December 2013, the Gold Client solution continues to successfully penetrate the market. In March 2014, the product became officially certified to enable SAP clients to use data replication within SAP HANA, an in-memory data analytics platform.

    Partnership Activity
    Attunity has experienced an increase in sales opportunities related to its go-to-market partners including Pivotal, HP Vertica, Teradata, and Microsoft. For example, the Company closed a large enterprise deal, referred by Pivotal, to address a customer's high-performance data needs, solving the problem of moving many terabytes of data in a matter of days, instead of weeks. Attunity is also in the process of leveraging existing partnerships to include the Gold Client solution. We further expect SAP HANA's entry into the data analytics market to drive more demand for selling Attunity solutions to the SAP market with existing as well as additional Big Data warehousing partners.

    The Company continues to work closely with Amazon Web Services (AWS) and is scheduled to launch in the second quarter a scalable, tightly integrated new solution that will spur greater adoption of Attunity's Cloud offering for Amazon's Redshift, S3 and RDS.

    "The first quarter marks a strong start for 2014. The introduction of new products, as well as the aggressive investments in sales and marketing, has set the stage for continued growth in 2014 and beyond," concluded Mr. Alon.

    Financial Results for Q1 2014
    Total revenues for the first quarter of 2014 increased 54% to $7.1 million, compared with $4.6 million for the same period of 2013. This included license revenues for the first quarter of 2014, which increased 102% to $3.5 million, compared with $1.7 million for the same period of 2013.

    Net operating loss for the first quarter of 2014 was $0.7 million, compared with $1.3 million for the same period of 2013. This decline was primarily due to the revenue growth in the quarter, partially offset by a recent major investment in sales and marketing activities, and in research and development.

    Non-GAAP operating loss was $24,000 for the first quarter of 2014, compared with $1.0 million for the first quarter of 2013. Non-GAAP operating loss for the first quarter of 2014 excludes $0.7 million in expenses and amortization associated with acquisitions and equity based compensation expenses. This is compared with $0.4 million of similar expenses, for the same period last year. **

    Net loss for the first quarter of 2014 was $0.8 million, or $0.05 per diluted share, compared with $1.4 million, or $0.12 per diluted share in the first quarter of 2013.

    Non-GAAP net loss for the first quarter of 2014 was $0.1 million, compared with $1.0 million for the same period last year. Non-GAAP net loss for the first quarter of 2014 excludes a total of $0.6 million in expenses, mostly associated with acquisitions and equity based compensation expenses. This is compared with $0.3 million of similar expenses, for the same period last year.**

    Cash and cash equivalents were $18.1 million as of March 31, 2014, compared with $16.5 million as of December 31, 2013. Shareholders' equity was $30.0 million as of March 31, 2014, compared with $30.1 million as of December 31, 2013.

    * Attunity is not assuming any responsibility for any of these awards or the entities that award them.
    ** See "Use of Non-GAAP Financial Information" below for more information regarding Attunity's use of Non-GAAP financial measures.

    Conference Call Information

    The Company's management will host a conference call today, May 1, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time. The dial-in numbers for the conference call are +1 877-280-2342 (U.S. Toll Free), +972-3-763-0145 (Israel), or +1-212-444-0481 (International). All dial-in participants must use the following code to access the call: 6891373. Please call at least five minutes before the scheduled start time.

    The conference call will be available via webcast and can be accessed through the Events section of Attunity's website, http://www.attunity.com/events, the contents of which are not part of this press release. Please allow extra time prior to the call to visit the site and download any necessary software to listen to the Internet broadcast.

    For interested individuals unable to join the live conference call, a replay will be available through May 31, 2014 at +1-866-932-5017 (U.S. Toll Free) or 1-347-366-9565 (international). Participants must use the following code to access the replay of the call: 6891373. The online archive of the webcast will be available on http://www.attunity.com/events for 30 days following the call.

    About Attunity

    Attunity is a leading provider of information availability software solutions that enable access, management, sharing and distribution of data, including Big Data, across heterogeneous enterprise platforms, organizations, and the cloud. Our software solutions include data replication, data management, change data capture (CDC), data connectivity, enterprise file replication (EFR), managed-file-transfer (MFT), and cloud data delivery. Using Attunity's software solutions, our customers enjoy significant business benefits by enabling real-time access and availability of data and files where and when needed, across the maze of heterogeneous systems making up today's IT environment.

    Attunity has supplied innovative software solutions to its enterprise-class customers for nearly 20 years and has successful deployments at thousands of organizations worldwide. Attunity provides software directly and indirectly through a number of partners such as Microsoft, Oracle, IBM and HP. Headquartered in Boston, Attunity serves its customers via offices in North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific and through a network of local partners. For more information, visit www.attunity.com or our In Tune blog and join our community on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube, the content of which is not part of this press release.

    Use of Non-GAAP Financial Information
    In addition to reporting financial results in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles, or GAAP, Attunity uses Non-GAAP measures of net income (loss), operating income (loss), operating profit margin and net income (loss) per share, which are adjustments from results based on GAAP to exclude expenses and amortization associated with the acquisitions of RepliWeb and Hayes, net of related tax; stock-based compensation expenses in accordance with ASC 718; and non-cash financial expenses, such as the effect of a revaluation of liabilities presented at fair value. Attunity's management believes the non-GAAP financial information provided in this release is useful to investors' understanding and assessment of Attunity's on-going core operations and prospects for the future. Management uses both GAAP and non-GAAP information in evaluating and operating its business internally and as such has determined that it is important to provide this information to investors. The presentation of this non-GAAP financial information is not intended to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for results prepared in accordance with GAAP. For further details, see the Reconciliation of Selected GAAP Measures to Non-GAAP Measures table later in this press release.

    Safe Harbor Statement
    This press release contains forward-looking statements, including statements regarding the anticipated features and benefits of Replicate Solutions, within the meaning of the "safe harbor" provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and other Federal Securities laws. Statements preceded by, followed by, or that otherwise include the words "believes", "expects", "anticipates", "intends", "estimates", "plans", and similar expressions or future or conditional verbs such as "will", "should", "would", "may" and "could" are generally forward-looking in nature and not historical facts. For example, when we say that we plan on continued growth in 2014 and beyond, we use a forward-looking statement. Because such statements deal with future events, they are subject to various risks and uncertainties and actual results, expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements, could differ materially from Attunity's current expectations. Factors that could cause or contribute to such differences include, but are not limited to: our reliance on strategic relationships with our distributors, OEM, VAR and "go-to-market" and other business partners, and on our other significant customers; our ability to expand our business into the SAP market and the success of our Gold Client offering; risks and uncertainties relating to acquisitions, including costs and difficulties related to integration of acquired businesses; timely availability and customer acceptance of Attunity's new and existing products, including Attunity Maestro; changes in the competitive landscape, including new competitors or the impact of competitive pricing and products; a shift in demand for products such as Attunity's products; the impact on revenues of economic and political uncertainties and weaknesses in various regions of the world, including the commencement or escalation of hostilities or acts of terrorism; and other factors and risks on which Attunity may have little or no control. This list is intended to identify only certain of the principal factors that could cause actual results to differ. For a more detailed description of the risks and uncertainties affecting Attunity, reference is made to Attunity's latest Annual Report on Form 20-F which is on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the other risk factors discussed from time to time by Attunity in reports filed with, or furnished to, the SEC. Except as otherwise required by law, Attunity undertakes no obligation to publicly release any revisions to these forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.

    (C) 2014 Attunity Ltd. All rights reserved. Attunity is a trademark of Attunity Inc.

    For more information, please contact:
    Garth Russell / Diane Imas
    KCSA Strategic Communications
    P: + 1 212-682-6300
    grussell@kcsa.com / dimas@kcsa.com

    Dror Harel-Elkayam, CFO
    Attunity Ltd.
    Tel. +972 9-899-3000
    dror.elkayam@attunity.com

    CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS U.S. dollars in thousands, except share and per share data March 31, December 31, 2014 2013 ---- ---- Unaudited --------- ASSETS CURRENT ASSETS: Cash and cash equivalents $18,136 $16,481 Trade receivables (net of allowance for doubtful accounts of $15 3,845 5,224 at March 31, 2014 and December 31, 2013) Other accounts receivable and prepaid expenses 751 685 Total current assets $22,732 $22,390 -------------------- LONG-TERM ASSETS: Other long term assets 353 385 Severance pay fund 3,256 3,233 Property and equipment, net 1,014 879 Goodwill and Intangible assets, net 22,801 23,093 Total long-term assets $27,424 $27,590 ---------------------- Total assets $50,156 $49,980 ------------ ======= =======

    CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS U.S. dollars in thousands, except share and per share data March 31, December 31, 2014 2013 ---- ---- Unaudited --------- LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY CURRENT LIABILITIES: Trade payables 423 458 Deferred revenues 6,660 5,175 Employees and payroll accruals 2,441 3,210 Accrued expenses and other current liabilities 1,186 1,365 Total current liabilities $10,710 $10,208 LONG-TERM LIABILITIES: Long-term deferred revenue 643 847 Liabilities presented at fair value and other long-term liabilities 1,092 1,219 Contingent purchase consideration 3,450 3,280 Accrued severance pay 4,284 4,328 Total long-term liabilities $9,469 $9,674 SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY: Share capital - Ordinary shares of NIS 0.4 par value - 1,714 1,677 Authorized: 32,500,000 shares at March 31, 2014 and December 31, 2013; Issued and outstanding: 14,849,209 shares at March 31, 2014 and 14,527,292 shares at December 31, 2013 Additional paid-in capital 131,607 130,944 Receipt on account of shares 13 81 Accumulated other comprehensive loss (618) (621) Accumulated deficit (102,739) (101,983) Total shareholders' equity 29,977 30,098 -------------------------- Total liabilities and shareholders' equity $50,156 $49,980 ------------------------------------------

    CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS U.S. dollars in thousands, except share and per share data Three months ended March 31, --------- 2014 2013 ---- ---- Unaudited --------- Software licenses $3,487 $1,730 Maintenance and services 3,596 2,855 Total revenues 7,083 4,585 -------------- Operating expenses: Cost of revenues 696 534 Research and development 2,295 1,985 Selling and marketing 3,969 2,651 General and administrative 812 718 Total operating expenses 7,772 5,888 ------------------------ Operating loss (689) (1,303) Financial expenses, net 80 113 Loss before income taxes (769) (1,416) Income tax benefit (13) (61) Net loss $(756) $(1,355) ===== ======= Basic and diluted net loss per share $(0.05) $(0.12) Weighted average number of shares used in 14,697 10,961 computing basic and diluted net loss per share

    CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS U.S. dollars in thousands Three months ended March 31, ----------------------------- 2014 2013 ---- ---- Unaudited --------- Cash flows activities: ------------------------ Net loss $(756) $(1,355) Adjustments required to reconcile net loss to net cash provided by operating activities: Depreciation 77 46 Stock based compensation 275 166 Amortization of intangible assets 295 187 Accretion of payment obligation 170 66 Change in: Accrued severance pay, net (67) 134 Trade receivables 1,379 1,500 Other accounts receivable and prepaid expenses 41 (363) Other long term assets 32 8 Trade payables (35) 10 Deferred revenues 1,281 1,000 Employees and payroll accruals (769) (618) Accrued expenses and other liabilities (179) (494) Change in liabilities presented at fair value (127) - Change in deferred taxes, net (107) (88) Net cash provided by operating activities $1,510 $199 ------ ---- Cash flows from investing activities: ------------------------------------- Purchase of property and equipment (212) (314) ---- ---- Net cash used in investing activities $(212) $(314) ----- ----- Cash flows from financing activities: ------------------------------------- Proceeds from exercise of stock options, warrants and rights 344 56 Receipts on account of shares 13 - --- --- Net cash used in financing activities $357 $56 ---- --- Foreign currency translation adjustments on cash and cash $ - $14 equivalents Increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents 1,655 (45) Cash and cash equivalents at the beginning of the period 16,481 3,778 ------ ----- Cash and cash equivalents at the end of the period $18,136 $3,733 ======= ====== Supplemental disclosure of cash flow activities: ------------------------------------------------ Cash paid during the period for Income tax $164 $361 ==== ==== Non cash activities: -------------------- Purchase of property and equipment $ - $71 === === Issuance of shares against receipts on account of shares $81 $ - === ===

    RECONCILIATION OF SELECTED GAAP MEASURES TO NON-GAAP MEASURES U.S. dollars in thousands, except share and per share data Three months ended March Three months ended March 31, 31, 2014 2013 ---- ---- Unaudited Unaudited --------- --------- GAAP Adj. Non-GAAP GAAP Adj. Non-GAAP ---- ---- -------- ---- ---- -------- Software licenses 3,487 3,487 1,730 1,730 Maintenance and services 3,596 95 (a) 3,691 2,855 - 2,855 ----- ----- ----- ----- Total revenue 7,083 7,178 4,585 4,585 Operating expenses: Cost of revenues 696 214 (b) 482 534 129 (b) 405 Research and development 2,295 83 (c) 2,212 1,985 68 (c) 1,917 Selling and marketing 3,969 189 (b),(c) 3,780 2,651 110 (b),(c) 2,541 General and administrative 812 84 (c) 728 718 46 (c) 672 --- --- --- --- Total operating expenses 7,772 7,202 5,888 5,535 ------------------------ Operating loss (689) (24) (1,303) (950) Financial expenses, net 80 43 (d) 37 113 66 (d) 47 --- --- --- --- Loss before income taxes (769) (61) (1,416) (997) Taxes on income (benefit) (13) (80) (e) 67 (61) (72) (e) 11 Net loss (756) (128) (1,355) (1,008) Basic and diluted net loss (0.05) (0.01) (0.12) (0.09) per share Weighted average number 14,697 14,697 10,961 10,961 of shares used in computing basic and diluted net loss per share

    (a) Valuation adjustment on acquired deferred services revenue (b) Operating acquisition-related expenses and amortization: ------------------------------------------------------------- Three Three months months ended ended March 31, March 31, 2014 2013 ---- ---- Cost of revenues - amortization of 214 129 technology Selling and marketing - amortization of 81 58 customers relationship 295 187 (c) Stock-based compensation expenses under ASC 718 included in: ------------------------------------------------------------------ Three Three months months ended ended March 31, March 31, 2014 2013 ---- ---- Research and development 83 68 Selling and marketing 108 52 General and administrative 84 46 275 166 === === (d) Acquisition-related financial expenses and revaluation of liabilities presented at fair value Three Three months months ended ended March 31, March 31, 2014 2013 ---- ---- Revaluation of liabilities presented at fair (127) - value Acquisition-related financial expenses 170 66 --- --- 43 66 (e) Taxes related to acquisitions

    Attunity

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




    Vonage Holdings Corp. Reports First Quarter 2014 Results-- 40% Year-over-Year Revenue Growth in Vonage Business Solutions ---- Revenue of $221 Million ---- Adjusted EBITDA(1) of $29 Million ---- Net Income of $13 Million or $0.06 per Share Excluding Adjustments(2) ---- Broad Expansion of Retail and Online Distribution for Basic Talk --

    HOLMDEL, N.J., May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Vonage Holdings Corp. , a leading provider of communications services connecting people through cloud-connected devices worldwide, today announced results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2014. This is the Company's first full quarter of results including Vonage Business Solutions ("VBS"), (formerly Vocalocity), following the closing of the acquisition in November 2013.

    Vonage reported adjusted earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization(1) ("EBITDA") of $29 million. Adjusted EBITDA improved from $25 million in the prior quarter and declined from $34 million in the year ago quarter. The Company reported income from operations of $10 million, up from $7 million sequentially and down from $22 million in the year ago quarter.

    GAAP net income was $5 million or $0.02 per share, up from $4 million or $0.02 per share sequentially and down from $13 million or $0.06 per share in the year ago period. Net income, excluding adjustments(2), was $13 million or $0.06 per share, up from $10 million or $0.05 per share sequentially and down from $21 million or $0.10 per share in the year ago quarter.

    Revenue was $221 million, up from $211 million sequentially and $209 million in the prior year, due to the acquisition of Vocalocity and subsequent strong performance. VBS grew revenue 12% sequentially and 40% compared to the prior year, both on a pro forma basis.

    "Vonage generated strong results for the quarter, including increased revenue both sequentially and year-over-year, as well as the highest level of adjusted EBITDA in the last four quarters," said Marc Lefar, Vonage Chief Executive Officer. "Vonage Business Solutions' strong performance reflects an acceleration in growth, and we will continue to invest to further penetrate the attractive market for small and medium businesses.

    "Our consumer services business was relatively stable despite an uptick in early life customer churn and weather-related softness in retail channels.

    "Marking an important step in our international expansion strategy, we officially launched our consumer VoIP service in Brazil two weeks ago. And just last week, we introduced ReachMe Roaming(TM), a patented feature of our Vonage Mobile App that allows U.S. travelers to receive free incoming calls to their existing cell phone numbers when connected to Wi-Fi anywhere in the world.

    "We remain focused on investments to drive long-term revenue growth and will continually reallocate resources as needed based upon market response."

    Expanding BasicTalk Distribution

    Vonage today announced a material increase in the distribution of BasicTalk. Through agreements signed with four additional retail partners, the Company is tripling the number of stores that will be offering BasicTalk to 12,000 retail locations nationwide, including Walmart and four new retail chains. In addition, the Company is expanding BasicTalk's online presence through a distribution agreement with a major online retailer. The rollout of the new stores and online will continue through the second and third quarter with gross line additions ("GLAs") from these new channels expected to begin to ramp in the third quarter.

    First Quarter Financial and Operating Results

    Average Revenue per User ("ARPU") was $28.86, up from $28.72 sequentially due to the full quarter contribution of VBS ARPU, which is higher than the ARPU of the consumer business. ARPU was down from $29.61 in the prior year, reflecting the growing proportion of BasicTalk - lines in our base.

    Direct cost of telephony services ("COTS") was $53 million, up from $52 million sequentially, reflecting the full quarter of VBS' costs. COTS declined from $55 million in the year ago quarter, primarily due to lower termination and network costs. On a per line basis, COTS was $6.88, down from $7.09 sequentially and from $7.82 in the year ago quarter.

    Direct cost of goods sold was $10 million, flat sequentially and up from $9 million in the year ago quarter. Direct margin(3) improved to 72%, up from 71% sequentially and 69% in the year ago quarter.

    Selling, general and administrative ("SG&A") expense was $78 million, up from $73 million in the prior quarter, and up from $63 million in the year ago quarter. The sequential increase is primarily due to an increase in compensation and employee related expenses from VBS. The increase from the prior year reflects higher selling and compensation related expense. This year-over-year increase was partially offset by an 11% improvement in customer care costs per line, reflecting continued improvements in key metrics including Average Handle Time, which declined 8% from a year ago and First Call Resolution, which improved by 5%.

    Marketing expense was $57 million, down from $58 million sequentially and up from $52 million in the year ago quarter - due to the inclusion of marketing expense for VBS, which was not present in the prior year. Subscriber line acquisition cost ("SLAC") was $299, down from $331 sequentially and from $349 in the year ago quarter, primarily due to the increase in VBS customer growth.

    Gross line additions were 191,000, up from 175,000 sequentially and from 148,000 in the prior year. The Company added 13,000 net lines during the quarter, up from 9,000 net line additions sequentially and up from a loss of 12,000 net lines in the year ago quarter. These line additions reflect a full quarter of contribution from VBS. Consolidated churn was 2.6%, up from 2.5% sequentially and in the prior year due to the higher churn rate of customers coming through retail channels, which has increased as a percentage of the total customer base. Churn at VBS declined sequentially to 1.6% from 1.8%.

    As of March 31, 2014, cash and cash equivalents, including $4 million in restricted cash, totaled $59 million. This cash position reflects a $20 million revolving credit facility repayment in the quarter, resulting in net debt of $54 million. Capital expenditures, including expenditures related to the acquisition and development of software assets, were $4 million, down from $6 million sequentially and flat compared to the year ago quarter. Free Cash Flow(4) in the seasonally low first quarter was $6 million, down from $30 million sequentially due in part to changes in working capital from the timing of payments and lower capital expenditures, and up from $5 million in the year ago quarter.

    Share Repurchase Program

    During the first quarter, Vonage repurchased 2.4 million shares of its common stock for $10 million. The Company has repurchased 19 million shares for $61 million under the current $100 million plan authorized through 2014. Since the beginning of its repurchase program in August 2012 through the first quarter of 2014, Vonage has repurchased 34 million shares for $94 million. Vonage expects to continue to execute the $100 million share repurchase authorization in the coming quarters.

    Growth Priorities

    Vonage Business Solutions delivered excellent results for the quarter, growing revenue 40% year-over-year and customer additions to the highest level in VBS history. Vonage has already realized many of the synergies targeted at the time of acquisition, including a dramatic reduction in COTS. Rebranding, increased marketing investment, expanded distribution, and the shifting of Vonage small business leads to VBS have all contributed to the accelerated revenue growth.

    On April 16, 2014, Vonage announced the initial launch of service in Brazil by its joint venture. As part of its phased rollout plan, Vonage is now marketing services in two cities in Brazil, Curitiba and Brasilia, and intends to rapidly expand to additional markets over the next several months. The Company's television, print and digital marketing all emphasize the key benefits of the service for Brazilians - simplicity, transparency and mobility at competitive prices.

    Mobile is a central component of the Company's core service offering, international expansion strategy and a standalone product. Vonage's mobile services are widely adopted, with 28% of international long distance calls by Vonage customers initiated on a mobile phone. The Company recently introduced the ReachMe Roaming feature on the Vonage Mobile(R) app, which allows U.S. travelers to receive free incoming calls to their existing cell phone numbers when connected to Wi-Fi. Family, friends and business associates simply call the traveler's existing mobile number to connect. ReachMe Roaming is currently available in the U.S. for users who have service with GSM carriers(5).

    (1) This is a non-GAAP financial measure. Refer below to Table 3 for a reconciliation to GAAP income (loss) from operations.


    (2) This is a non-GAAP financial measure. Refer below to Table 4 for a reconciliation to GAAP net income (loss).


    (3) Direct margin is defined as revenues less direct cost of telephony services and direct cost of goods sold as a percentage of revenues.


    (4) This is a non-GAAP financial measure. Refer below to Table 5 for a reconciliation to GAAP net cash provided by operating activities.


    (5) Currently available to Android(TM) users who have AT&T(R) and T-Mobile(R) service

    VONAGE HOLDINGS CORP. TABLE 1. CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL DATA (Dollars in thousands, except per share amounts) Three Months Ended ------------------ March 31, December 31 March 31, 2014 2013 2013 ---- ---- ---- (unaudited) (unaudited) (unaudited) Statement of Income Data: Revenues $220,733 $211,220 $209,087 Operating Expenses: Direct cost of telephony services (excluding depreciation and amortization of $5,154, $4,408, and $3,452, respectively) 52,617 52,122 55,181 Direct cost of goods sold 9,739 9,956 8,878 Selling, general and administrative 78,453 73,159 62,910 Marketing 57,264 57,920 51,669 Depreciation and amortization 12,338 11,427 7,975 210,411 204,584 186,613 ------- ------- ------- Income from operations 10,322 6,636 22,474 Other income (expense): Interest income 91 99 37 Interest expense (2,077) (1,859) (1,457) Other expense, net (13) (33) (39) --- --- --- (1,999) (1,793) (1,459) ------ ------ ------ Income before income tax expense 8,323 4,843 21,015 Income tax expense (4,118) (1,521) (7,968) ------ ------ ------ Net income 4,205 3,322 13,047 Plus: Net loss attributable to noncontrolling interest 383 266 - --- --- --- Net income attributable to Vonage $4,588 $3,588 $13,047 ====== ====== ======= Net income attributable to Vonage per common share: Basic $0.02 $0.02 $0.06 ===== ===== ===== Diluted $0.02 $0.02 $0.06 ===== ===== ===== Weighted-average common shares outstanding: Basic 212,195 209,928 214,639 ======= ======= ======= Diluted 225,187 219,600 223,202 ======= ======= ======= Three Months Ended ------------------ March 31, December 31 March 31, 2014 2013 2013 ---- ---- ---- (unaudited) (unaudited) (unaudited) Statement of Cash Flow Data: Net cash provided by operating activities $9,387 $36,089 $9,752 Net cash used in investing activities (3,729) (106,481) (3,087) Net cash (used in) provided by financing activities (34,690) 56,104 2,646 Capital expenditures and development of software assets (3,728) (6,422) (4,344)

    VONAGE HOLDINGS CORP. TABLE 1. SUMMARY CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL DATA - (Continued) (Dollars in thousands, except per share amounts) March 31, December 31, 2014 2013 ---- ---- (unaudited) Balance Sheet Data (at period end): Cash and cash equivalents $54,272 $84,663 Restricted cash 4,407 4,405 Accounts receivable, net of allowance 19,626 19,649 Inventory, net of allowance 5,965 10,584 Prepaid expenses and other current assets 19,271 16,892 Deferred customer acquisition costs 4,748 5,184 Property and equipment, net 47,921 52,243 Goodwill 83,627 83,627 Software, net 20,679 20,557 Debt related costs, net 1,024 1,313 Intangible assets, net 72,494 76,850 Total deferred tax assets, including current portion, net 260,959 264,900 Other assets 1,708 1,882 ----- ----- Total assets $596,701 $642,749 ======== ======== Accounts payable and accrued expenses $111,518 $130,994 Deferred revenue 36,651 37,335 Total notes payable and indebtedness under revolving credit facility, including current portion 95,833 121,666 Capital lease obligations 12,408 13,090 Other liabilities 1,644 1,628 ----- ----- Total liabilities $258,054 $304,713 ======== ======== Redeemable noncontrolling interest $(440) $(38) ===== ==== Total stockholders' equity $339,087 $338,074 ======== ========

    VONAGE HOLDINGS CORP. TABLE 2. SUMMARY CONSOLIDATED OPERATING DATA (unaudited) Three Months Ended ------------------ March 31, December 31 March 31, 2014 2013 2013 ---- ---- ---- Consolidated: Gross subscriber line additions 191,413 174,767 148,003 Change in net subscriber lines 12,503 8,513 (12,400) Subscriber lines (at period end) 2,555,429 2,542,926 2,347,416 Average monthly customer churn 2.6% 2.5% 2.5% Average monthly operating revenue per line $28.86 $28.72 $29.61 Average monthly direct cost of telephony services per line $6.88 $7.09 $7.82 Marketing costs per gross subscriber line addition $299 $331 $349 Employees (excluding temporary help) (at period end) 1,287 1,243 966 Direct margin as a % of revenues 71.8% 70.6% 69.4% Vonage Business Solutions (1): Revenue (in 000s; pro forma) (2) $19,048 $17,069 $13,637 Customers 29,809 25,198 Average monthly customer churn (pro forma) (2) 1.6% 1.8%

    (1) Vonage Business Solutions includes acquired Vocalocity business plus new business services revenue since acquisition; excludes Vonage legacy business services revenue.

    (2) Revenue and average monthly customer churn assumes the acquisition of Vocalocity as of January 1, 2013.


    VONAGE HOLDINGS CORP. TABLE 3. RECONCILIATION OF GAAP INCOME FROM OPERATIONS TO ADJUSTED EBITDA (Dollars in thousands) (unaudited) Three Months Ended ------------------ March 31, December 31 March 31, 2014 2013 2013 ---- ---- ---- Income from operations $10,322 $6,636 $22,474 Depreciation and amortization 12,338 11,427 7,975 Share-based expense 6,294 4,758 3,982 Acquisition related costs 114 2,088 - Net loss attributable to noncontrolling interest 383 266 - --- --- --- Adjusted EBITDA 29,451 25,175 34,431 ====== ====== ======


    VONAGE HOLDINGS CORP. TABLE 4. RECONCILIATION OF GAAP NET INCOME ATTRIBUTABLE TO VONAGE TO NET INCOME ATTRIBUTABLE TO VONAGE EXCLUDING ADJUSTMENTS (Dollars in thousands, except per share amounts) (unaudited) Three Months Ended ------------------ March 31, December 31 March 31, 2014 2013 2013 ---- ---- ---- Net income attributable to Vonage $4,588 $3,588 $13,047 Amortization of acquisition -related intangibles 3,763 2,483 - Acquisition related costs 114 2,088 - Income tax expense 4,118 1,521 7,968 ----- ----- ----- Net income attributable to Vonage excluding adjustments $12,583 $9,680 $21,015 ======= ====== ======= Net income attributable to Vonage per common share: Basic $0.02 $0.02 $0.06 ===== ===== ===== Diluted $0.02 $0.02 $0.06 ===== ===== ===== Weighted-average common shares outstanding: Basic 212,195 209,928 214,639 ======= ======= ======= Diluted 225,187 219,600 223,202 ======= ======= ======= Net income attributable to Vonage per common share, excluding adjustments: Basic $0.06 $0.05 $0.10 ===== ===== ===== Diluted $0.06 $0.04 $0.09 ===== ===== ===== Weighted-average common shares outstanding: Basic 212,195 209,928 214,639 ======= ======= ======= Diluted 225,187 219,600 223,202 ======= ======= =======

    VONAGE HOLDINGS CORP. TABLE 5. FREE CASH FLOW (Dollars in thousands) (unaudited) Three Months Ended ------------------ March 31, December 31 March 31, 2014 2013 2013 ---- ---- ---- Net cash provided by operating activities $9,387 $36,089 $9,752 Less: Capital expenditures (942) (2,881) (2,031) Acquisition and development of software assets (2,786) (3,541) (2,313) ------ ------ ------ Free cash flow $5,659 $29,667 $5,408 ====== ======= ======

    VONAGE HOLDINGS CORP. TABLE 6. RECONCILIATION OF NOTES PAYABLE AND CAPITAL LEASES TO NET DEBT (Dollars in thousands) (unaudited) March 31, December 31, 2014 2013 ---- ---- Current maturities of capital lease obligations $3,002 $2,889 Current portion of notes payable 23,333 23,333 Notes payable and indebtedness under revolving credit facility, net of discount and current maturities 72,500 98,333 Capital lease obligations, net of current maturities 9,406 10,201 ----- ------ Gross debt 108,241 134,756 ======= ======= Less: Unrestricted cash 54,272 84,663 ------ ------ Net debt $53,969 $50,093 ======= =======

    About Vonage

    Vonage is a leading provider of communications services connecting consumers and businesses through cloud-connected devices worldwide, with approximately 2.5 million subscriber lines. Vonage provides a robust suite of feature-rich, affordable residential and business communication solutions that offer flexibility, portability and ease-of-use for both landline and mobile phones. Vonage's residential service is sold on the web (www.vonage.com) and through telesales and regional and national retailers, and its business service is sold through Vonage Business Solutions (www.vonagebusiness.com) telesales and channel partners.

    Vonage Holdings Corp. is headquartered in Holmdel, New Jersey. Vonage((R)) is a registered trademark of Vonage Marketing LLC, owned by Vonage America Inc.

    Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

    This press release includes the following measures defined as non-GAAP financial measures by the Securities and Exchange Commission: adjusted earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization ("adjusted EBITDA"), net income excluding adjustments, net cash and free cash flow.

    Adjusted EBITDA

    Vonage uses adjusted EBITDA as a principal indicator of the operating performance of its business.

    Vonage defines adjusted EBITDA as GAAP income (loss) from operations excluding depreciation and amortization, share-based expense, acquisition related costs, and net loss attributable to our noncontrolling interest in our Brazilian joint venture.

    Vonage believes that adjusted EBITDA permits a comparative assessment of its operating performance, relative to its performance based on its GAAP results, while isolating the effects of depreciation and amortization, which may vary from period to period without any correlation to underlying operating performance, of share-based expense, which is a non-cash expense that also varies from period to period, of one-time acquisition related costs, and of net loss attributable to our noncontrolling interest in our Brazilian joint venture.

    The Company provides information relating to its adjusted EBITDA so that investors have the same data that the Company employs in assessing its overall operations. The Company believes that trends in its adjusted EBITDA are valuable indicators of the operating performance of the Company on a consolidated basis and of its ability to produce operating cash flow to fund working capital needs, to service debt obligations, and to fund capital expenditures.

    Net income excluding adjustments

    Vonage defines net income excluding adjustments, as GAAP net income (loss) excluding income tax expense, amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets, and acquisition-related costs.

    The Company has excluded income tax expense, amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets, and acquisition-related costs from its net income (loss). The Company believes that excluding these items will assist investors in evaluating the Company's operating performance and in better understanding its results of operations as income tax expense does not reflect the taxes that we pay during the periods reported due to the availability of significant net operating losses, amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets is a non-cash item, and one-time acquisition-related costs.

    Net debt (cash)

    Vonage defines net debt (cash) as the current and long-term portion of notes payable and capital lease obligations less unrestricted cash.

    Vonage uses net debt (cash) as a measure of assessing leverage, as it reflects the gross debt under the Company's credit agreements and capital leases less cash available to repay such amounts. The Company believes that net cash is also a factor that third parties consider in valuing the Company.

    Free cash flow

    Vonage defines free cash flow as net cash provided by operating activities minus capital expenditures and acquisition and development of software assets.

    Vonage considers free cash flow to be a liquidity measure that provides useful information to management about the amount of cash generated by the business that, after the acquisition of equipment and software, can be used by Vonage for debt service and strategic opportunities. Free cash flow is not a measure of cash available for discretionary expenditures since the Company has certain non-discretionary obligations such as debt service that are not deducted from the measure.

    The non-GAAP financial measures used by Vonage may not be directly comparable to similarly titled measures reported by other companies due to differences in accounting policies and items excluded or included in the adjustments, which limits its usefulness as a comparative measure. These non-GAAP financial measures should be considered in addition to results prepared in accordance with GAAP, but should not be considered a substitute for, or superior to, GAAP results.

    Conference Call and Webcast

    Management will host a webcast discussion of the quarter on Thursday, May 1, 2014 at 10:00 AM Eastern Time. To participate, please dial (877) 359-9508 approximately 10 minutes prior to the call. International callers should dial (224) 357-2393. A replay will be available approximately two hours after the conclusion of the call through May 7, 2014, and may be accessed by dialing (855) 859-2056. International callers should dial (404) 537-3406. The replay passcode is: 24536462.

    The webcast will be broadcast live through Vonage's Investor Relations website at http://ir.vonage.com. Windows Media Player or RealPlayer is required to listen to this webcast. A replay will be available shortly after the live webcast.

    Safe Harbor Statement

    This press release contains forward-looking statements regarding growth priorities, including new products and related investment, gross line additions and net lines, revenues, churn, financial resources, the Company's stock repurchase plan, capital and software expenditures, and the acquisition of Vocalocity. In addition, other statements in this press release that are not historical facts or information may be forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements in this release are based on information available at the time the statements are made and/or management's belief as of that time with respect to future events and involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results and outcomes to be materially different. Important factors that could cause such differences include, but are not limited to: the competition the Company faces; the Company's ability to adapt to rapid changes in the market for voice and messaging services; the Company's ability to retain customers and attract new customers; the Company's ability to establish and expand strategic alliances; governmental regulation and related actions and taxes in the Company's international operations; increased market and competitive risks, including currency restrictions, in the Company's international operations; risks related to the acquisition or integration of future businesses or joint ventures; including the risks related to the acquisition of Vocalocity; the Company's ability to obtain or maintain relevant intellectual property licenses; intellectual property and other litigation that have been and may be brought against the Company; failure to protect the Company's trademarks and internally developed software; security breaches and other compromises of information security; the Company's dependence on third party facilities, equipment, systems and services; system disruptions or flaws in the Company's technology and systems; uncertainties relating to regulation of VoIP services; liability under anti-corruption laws; results of regulatory inquiries into the Company's business practices; fraudulent use of the Company's name or services; the Company's ability to maintain data security; the Company's dependence upon key personnel; the Company's dependence on the Company's customers' existing broadband connections; differences between the Company's service and traditional phone services, including the Company's 911 service; restrictions in the Company's debt agreements that may limit the Company's operating flexibility; the Company's ability to obtain additional financing if required; any reinstatement of holdbacks by the Company's vendors; the Company's history of net losses and ability to achieve consistent profitability in the future; the Company's available capital resources and other financial and operational performance which may cause the Company not to make common stock repurchases as currently anticipated or to commence or suspend such repurchases from time to time without prior notice; and other factors that are set forth in the "Risk Factors" section and other sections of Vonage's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2013, as well as in the Company's Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and Current Reports on Form 8-K. While the Company may elect to update forward-looking statements at some point in the future, it specifically disclaims any obligation to do so, and therefore, you should not rely on these forward-looking statements as representing the Company's views subsequent to today.

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    Vonage Holdings Corp.

    CONTACT: Vonage Investor Contact: Leslie Arena 732.203.7372;
    leslie.arena@vonage.com; Vonage Media Contact: Jo Ann Tizzano 732.365.1363;
    joann.tizzano@vonage.com

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




    Panasonic Announces Pricing And Availability Of The Premium Design Series, An Expansion To Its Cordless Phone LineupThe New 2014 Premium Design Series Models Offer Sophisticated, Modern Designs, Coupled with Unique Communication Features

    NEWARK, N.J., May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Panasonic Consumer Electronics Company today announced the new Premium Design Series of cordless telephones. The four models in the new series, the KX-PRW120W, KX-PRW130W, KX-PRS120W and KX-PRX120W, offer an array of advanced features to make home communication even more intuitive. The new Premium Design Series models are now available on www.shop.panasonic.com.

    The Panasonic Premium Design Series' leading models, the KX-PRW120 and the KX-PRW130, include a Smartphone Connect feature, which allows a user's tablet or smartphone to double as an additional handset to the home phone. This feature lets a user make or receive landline phone calls with a smart device when connected to the same WiFi network. As an added benefit, the Panasonic KX-PRW120 or KX-PRW130 handset can also be used as a home intercom in combination with smartphone or tablet devices. Consumers can easily transfer an incoming outside landline call to their smart device or set up a conference call between the handset, smartphone and another party. Users can also transfer images, up to two wallpapers and up to thirty ringtones with a one minute audio file size capacity, from the smartphone or tablet to each handset as a customization feature. The Panasonic KX-PRW120/130 is expandable up to six DECT handsets and can be registered on up to four smartphones or tablets.

    The Panasonic KX-PRW120 was designed with a unique lay-down style for an easy grab-and-grip and comfortable one hand or hands-free operation. The phone's magnetic adaptor allows the handset to securely sit in place on the base so it can be placed on the countertop. The Panasonic KX-PRW130 shares the same features as the KX-PRW120, except the PRW120's handset sits in an upright position on the base unit.

    The Panasonic KX-PRS120 has a slim, compact design to fit perfectly in a modern home environment. The ergonomically shaped handset provides users a secure grip and offers the ability to have a hands-free conversation.

    The KX-PRW120/130 and KX-PRS120 were designed for comfort and clarity, equipped with a 2.2 inch TFT (QVGA) Color LCD screen that displays a new graphic user menu. Additionally, for excellent performance, these models have Panasonic's unique features including noise reduction that reduces the background noise at the other end of a conversation, talking caller ID that announces who is calling and an advanced answering machine system that sends a sound alert to the base unit or SMS alert to the pre-registered smartphones when a message is received.

    A handy feature for new parents, the KX-PRW120/130 and KX-PRS120 handsets are equipped with a Baby Monitor feature which notifies users via tablet, smartphone or a handset placed in another room when a baby starts crying.

    Equipped with a sleek design which mimics the look of today's popular smartphone devices, the new Panasonic KX-PRX120 works both as a traditional landline phone and smartphone using the Android 4.0 operating system to offer users flexibility for communicating in the home or small office. The large 3.5" TFT Color LED touch screen displays a graphic user interface that is easy to read. The model's lightweight and compact style allows users to easily carry the handset around the home as far as 300 feet away from the base unit. The Panasonic KX-PRX120 is expandable up to six handsets and can also be registered with any GAP supported DECT handset.

    The Panasonic KX-PRX120 is WiFi-enabled supporting the Google Play store that allows consumers to download their favorite applications, access social networks or share a photo album with family and friends. Additionally, the phone's multi-function tool offers a variety of applications to access a music player or alarm clock and browse the internet.

    Aside from the conventional voice phone experience, the Panasonic KX-PRX120 can also be used as a video phone via Skype using the built-in 0.3 Megapixel camera on the front of the phone. In addition to video communication, users can enjoy other types of communication including E-mail, SNS and schedule sharing on Google Calendar.

    The model also supports Panasonic's optional key detector, which easily attaches to commonly misplaced items, like keys. The key detector activates a beeping noise to help locate the lost item if the feature is selected on the handset's user menu.

    Each model in the new Premium Design Series features superb sound quality with an improved error correction system and extended transmission range for clear, interruption-free voice conversations. The Panasonic KX-PRW120/130 and KX-PRS120 feature a customized sound system that enables a user to adjust the pitch of voices on the phone so they can enjoy smooth and clear conversations.

    Additional features of the Panasonic KX-PRW120/130 and KX-PRS120 include:

    --  One Touch Eco Mode- one touch button that reduces signal output.
    --  Advanced Answering Machine
    --  Section Key Layout
    --  Incoming/Outgoing Call Barring- to reduce unwanted calls
    --  Talking Caller ID
    --  Call Block up to 100 numbers
    --  Phonebook Entries (KX-PRW120- up to 500, KX-PRS120-up to 300)
    

    Additional features of the KX-PRX120 include:

    --  microSD Card Slot on Handset
    --  micro USB Charging Port
    --  Advanced Alarm Clock
    --  Call Block up to 100 numbers
    --  Caller ID
    --  Answering Machine- up to 40 recording minutes
    

    The 2014 Premium Design Series are now available for purchase on www.shop.panasonic.com for the following MSRPs: KX-PRW120, $99.95; KX-PRW130, $99.95; KX-PRS120, $79.95; KX-PRX120, $169.95.

    About Panasonic Consumer Electronics Company
    Based in Newark, NJ, Panasonic Consumer Electronics Company is a division of Panasonic Corporation of North America, the principal North American subsidiary of Panasonic Corporation. The company offers a wide range of consumer solutions including products from VIERA Smart Life+ Screens, Blu-ray players, LUMIX Digital Cameras, Camcorders, Home Audio, Cordless Phones, Home Appliances, Wellness, Personal Care and Dental Care products and more. In Interbrand's 2013 Annual "Best Global Green Brands" report, the Panasonic brand ranked number four, the highest ranked electronics brand in the report. (http://bit.ly/17ezCDI).

    To learn more about the company's products, visit shop.panasonic.com. Follow Panasonic on Twitter @panasonicUSA; additional company information for journalists is also available at www.panasonic.com/pressroom.

    Panasonic

    CONTACT: Editorial Contacts, Lori Chiazzo (Panasonic), 201-392-4178,
    lori.chiazzo@us.panasonic.com, or Kim Thornton (Cohn & Wolfe),
    212-798-9859, kim.thornton@cohnwolfe.com

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




    Dangdang to Report First Quarter 2014 Financial Results on May 15, 2014

    BEIJING, May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- E-Commerce China Dangdang Inc. ("Dangdang" or the "Company") , a leading business-to-consumer e-commerce company in China, today announced that it will release its financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2014 before the market open on May 15, 2014. Dangdang's management will host a corresponding conference call at 8:00 A.M. Eastern Time (or 8:00 P.M. Beijing/Hong Kong time) on that day.

    Dial-in details for the earnings conference call are as follows:

    US: +1-845-675-0437 China, Domestic: +400-620-8038 Hong Kong: +852-2475-0994 International: +65-6723-9381

    Please dial in 10 minutes before the call is scheduled to begin and provide the passcode to join the call. The passcode is "Dangdang earnings call."

    A replay of the conference call may be accessed by phone at the following number through May 23, 2014:

    International: +61-2-8199-0299 Conference ID: 31012103

    A live and archived webcast of this conference call will be available at http://ir.dangdang.com through May 15, 2015.

    About Dangdang

    E-Commerce China Dangdang Inc. is a leading business-to-consumer e-commerce company in China. On its website dangdang.com, the Company offers books and media products as well as selected general merchandise products including fashion and apparel, baby, children and maternity and home and lifestyle products. It also operates the dangdang.com marketplace program, which allows third-party merchants to sell their products alongside products sourced by the Company. Dangdang is transforming itself into an integrated online shopping mall. Dangdang's nationwide fulfillment and delivery capabilities, high-quality customer service support and scalable technology infrastructure enable it to provide a compelling online shopping experience to customers. For more information, please visit ir.dangdang.com.

    Investor Contacts:

    Sophia Zhou
    Investor Relations Director
    E-Commerce China Dangdang Inc.
    Phone: +86-10-5799-2306
    E-mail: ir@dangdang.com

    Elaine Ketchmere, CFA
    Compass Investor Relations
    Phone: +1-310-528-3031
    E-mail: eketchmere@compass-ir.com

    E-commerce China Dangdang Inc.

    Web site: http://ir.dangdang.com/




    Care.com To Celebrate Moms On Pinterest

    WALTHAM, Mass., May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Care.com , the leading online destination for finding and managing family care, is using Pinterest, a visual discovery tool, to celebrate and inspire moms everywhere this Mother's Day (May 11, 2014). Leveraging Pinterest as a home for inspiration and aspirational content, Care.com is unveiling a Mother's Day board that inspires, entertains and educates moms.

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    "Mother's Day is not only about celebrating moms but also about making it permissible for moms to wish aloud for what they most want to make their lives easier," said Sheila Lirio Marcelo, Founder and CEO of Care.com. "Pinterest is the ideal platform to visually share those wishes and Care.com can help make some of those wishes come true. It's aspiration and action all in one place."

    The Care.com Mother's Day campaign on Pinterest includes a wide variety of boards and 'Pinspirations', including aspirational Pins, helpful infographics, humor boards, and video testimonials, among other elements. The Care.com Mother's Day content will launch on Pinterest on May 3, 2014.

    About Care.com:
    Care.com is the world's largest online destination for finding and managing family care. As of March 2014, the Company had 10.7 million members spanning 16 countries, including the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada and parts of Western Europe. Care.com's web and mobile platforms enable families to connect to care providers and caregiving services in a reliable and easy way, while also helping care providers find meaningful work. Through its consumer matching platform, tools and resources, Care.com allows families to make more informed hiring decisions. The Company also enables families to pay caregivers electronically online or via mobile device and also subscribe to Care.com HomePay to manage their household payroll and tax matters. Through its Workplace Solutions unit, Care.com also serves hundreds of thousands of families whose employers provide access to Care.com's platform, as well as backup dependent care, as a corporate benefit.

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    Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20111020/NE89882LOGO Care.com

    CONTACT: Nancy Bushkin, Care.com, 781-642-5919, nbushkin@care.com




    Computershare Acquires Registrar And Transfer CompanyContinued investment in shareholder servicing

    NEW YORK, May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Computershare Limited , a leading financial services provider for the global securities industry, announced today it has acquired Registrar and Transfer Company (R&T). R&T provides transfer agency, proxy advisory and printing services; serving approximately 860 issuers in the US market.

    "R&T's clients will be incorporated into the Computershare family and have access to our market leading products and services," said Jay McHale, President of Equity Services, Computershare US. "On top of our advanced processing and shareholder servicing capabilities, issuers will benefit from our investment in robust compliance and data security programs as well as our ability to keep up with changing regulatory requirements."

    Registrar and Transfer Company, Commerce Financial Printers and Eagle Rock Proxy Advisors will operate temporarily as separate entities within Computershare, while Computershare develops integration plans that take into account the specific needs of the clients of those businesses. Those clients will be brought onto Computershare systems and processes as quickly as is practicable.

    About Computershare Limited (CPU)
    Computershare is a global market leader in transfer agency and share registration, employee equity plans, proxy solicitation and stakeholder communications. We also specialise in corporate trust, mortgage, bankruptcy, class action, utility and tax voucher administration, and a range of other diversified financial and governance services.

    Founded in 1978, Computershare is renowned for its expertise in high integrity data management, high volume transaction processing and reconciliations, payments and stakeholder engagement. Many of the world's leading organisations use us to streamline and maximise the value of relationships with their investors, employees, creditors and customers.

    Computershare is represented in all major financial markets and has over 14,000 employees worldwide.

    For more information, visit www.computershare.com

    Contacts: Kristal Bogle Rachel Hamilton-Wilkes EVP, Marketing Director, Public Relations Tel: 310 751 1819 Tel: 310 751 1817 kristal.bogle@computershare.com rachel.hamiltonwilkes@computershare.com

    Computershare

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




    Texas Instruments honors employees for community serviceTI volunteer recognition provides $15,000 in donations to nonprofit agencies around the globe

    DALLAS, May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Texas Instruments (TI) Incorporated announced today the winners of its fifth annual TI Founders Community Service Awards (CSA), recognizing ten individuals and five teams of volunteers for their outstanding community service efforts.

    For each award, TI will make a U.S. $1,000 donation on the winners' behalf to the approved nonprofit agency where they volunteered. This year's total $15,000 contribution will benefit communities near TI sites in the U.S., Asia and Europe.

    "I'm very proud of the meaningful contributions made by all of this year's winners and nominees," said Trisha Cunningham, TI's chief citizenship officer. "All of our volunteers deserve praise and thanks for the exceptional work that they are doing to improve the communities around the world where TI operates."

    Nominations were judged on several criteria, including the impact the volunteer work had on the community and the leadership the individual or team exhibited. An independent panel of judges, consisting of education and community leaders from the various states and countries in which TI has a major presence, named the following individuals and teams as 2014 winners:

    Austin, Texas

    Ashish Ahuja
    Ashish is a dedicated volunteer who serves a variety of nonprofit organizations. He has taken on many volunteer roles over the last four years, supporting Toastmasters International, BEST Robotics, Inc., Dallas/Ft. Worth Technology & Education Council and the FIRST LEGO League Robotics.

    Dallas, TX

    Mary Helmick
    As a board member and key volunteer for North Texas BEST (Boosting Engineering, Science and Technology) and Dallas BEST Robotics, Mary has enabled the organization to reach a larger number of students each year. As a result, hundreds of students have been exposed to engineering through the program, with many of them having completed engineering degrees and now working as professional engineers.

    Kim Smith
    An unwavering advocate and mentor for girls and women, Kim is personally invested in encouraging young women to pursue science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) in college and career. She has mentored more than 100 girls and women through Big Brothers and Sisters, Girls Inc. of Metropolitan Dallas, Women's Crisis Shelter and at TI over the last two decades.

    "Motor Heads" Team: TI High Volume Analog & Logic products
    After realizing TI's Motor Drivers business unit had a lot of cool toys, like Vex robots, LEGOs and motor kits, employees jumped into action. They teamed with United Way of Metropolitan Dallas and the Dallas Independent School District to support "The Art of Student Success" program for sixth, seventh and eighth grade students at Stockard Middle School in south Dallas.

    Sherman, TX

    Shumsur Rahman
    Shumsur is a long-time community volunteer. Over the past 10 years, he has devoted a great deal of his free time working as a volunteer with the Islamic Association of Collin County (IACC). As an IACC board member, he was instrumental in the board's decision to open the IACC food pantry and weekly dental clinic.

    Greg Thomas
    Greg gives low-income families the ability to own a home. As a Habitat for Humanity volunteer, he has helped build 21 homes over the last 13 years. These homes have benefitted more than 150 people. As a crew chief, Greg teaches homeowners and volunteers how to maintain a home and build new homes for other Habitat families.

    Stafford, TX

    Suzette Kelly
    Suzette is a passionate supporter of children in crisis situations. Since 2011, she has served as a guardian ad litem for Child Advocates, Inc., where she is assigned by a judge to represent the best interests of a child or sibling group in foster care. Each case runs about one-and-a-half years, and Suzette is working on her third case.

    Tucson, AZ

    Tucson STEM Committee
    To support Tucson, Ariz. as a community and develop a new core of engineers originating from the area, the Tucson STEM Committee has been heightening awareness around the importance of STEM education. Over the past year, committee members have facilitated nine major efforts to ignite student interest and success. These efforts involved more than 50 TI volunteers with a focus on outreach to underrepresented students in South Tucson.

    Sunnyvale, CA

    Bay Area Sales Team
    With time in mind, TI's Bay Area Sales team makes volunteering easy and accessible for TI employees in the Sunnyvale Sales and Silicon Valley Analog offices. The team offers employees the opportunity to spend a couple of hours volunteering at a local nonprofit on a monthly basis and then attend a social event immediately afterward.

    St. Petersburg, FL

    Mark Russell
    Helping orphaned children in the U.S. and around the world became a mission for Mark after volunteering at a malnutrition center outside of Antigua, Guatemala in 2008. To raise funds and bring awareness to the needs of orphaned children in Florida, Guatemala, Africa and the Dominican Republic, Mark founded FreeRide836 kitesurfing events. His first event raised more than $70,000 to build a home for an orphanage in Tanzania, Africa.

    Shanghai, China

    Weil Cheng
    Before taking his 18-year-old daughter on a bike tour from Tibet to Yunnan, Weil decided to make the experience more meaningful. He embedded his passion for serving the community into the journey and raised funds that are allowing 16 students from poor families in China complete their high school education.

    Laura Shuey
    While attending the One Young World conference in 2012, Laura was inspired by the testimonials of other young leaders. After the conference, she developed a volunteer plan to involve TI employees at the Sunnyvale Sales Office in their local community. She launched the volunteer program in 2013 and, as a result, 106 volunteers completed 300 volunteer hours last year alone.

    Ra'anana, Israel

    Ram Amrani
    As a lead volunteer for TI Israel's involvement in Ra'anana with the Shiur Acher program, Ram is expanding opportunities for disadvantaged children in the Israeli public school system. Ram and his team of 30 volunteers provide enrichment classes to eighth grade students at Ort Yad Leibowitz in Netanya.

    Baguio, Philippines

    TI Philippines Community Service Representative Council
    The members of TI Philippines' (TIPI) Community Service Representative Council are committed to improving the lives of people who live in Baguio and nearby communities. As the main organization responsible for organizing and promoting TIPI's community-related activities, the CSR team supports area education, safety, environment, health and nutrition programs.

    Bangalore, India

    TI Dhwani Team
    For the past 10 years, TI India volunteers have supported an annual, two-day music festival called Dhwani. Dhwani is organized by the Bangalore Kidney Foundation to raise funds for their "one free dialysis a day" program that supports needy patients suffering from chronic kidney disease. The team dedicated a total of 232 hours to reduce event management expenses, which is expected to benefit 640 economically-challenged patients.

    The TI Founders Community Service Awards are named in honor of TI founders J. Erik Jonsson, Eugene McDermott, Cecil Green and Pat Haggerty, who set the standard for TI employees to be involved in their communities. Created for TI's 80th anniversary in collaboration with the Silicon Valley Community Foundation, these annual awards recognize TI employees who are nominated by their peers as outstanding volunteers, making contributions to the communities where TI operates.

    Read more about these volunteers and other TI citizenship programs at www.ti.com/citizenship.

    About Texas Instruments
    Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) is a global semiconductor design and manufacturing company that develops analog ICs and embedded processors. By employing the world's brightest minds, TI creates innovations that shape the future of technology. TI is helping more than 100,000 customers transform the future, today. Learn more at www.ti.com.

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    CONTACT: Gail Chandler, Texas Instruments, 214-567-4403,
    g-chandler1@ti.com

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




    Modest Growth Trend Continues In Small Business EconomyNewtek, The Small Business Authority(R), Releases the March 2014 SB Authority Index

    NEW YORK, May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Newtek Business Services, Inc. , The Small Business Authority((R)), announced today the release of the SB Authority Index of small business indicators for March 2014 reaching 126.33 points. The increase in the Russell Microcap Index, retail sales and Newtek Merchant Processing volume led the trend. The SB Authority Index is up 0.58% from February 2014. On a year-over-year comparison, the SB Authority Index is up 7.70%.

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    Barry Sloane, Chairman, President and CEO of The Small Business Authority((R)) commented, "The Small Business economy continues to limp along as it is led by some economic accelerators but slowed down by others. Clearly, the easy money and zero interest rate policies of the Federal Reserve have fueled record levels of stock prices and modest levels of consumer spending. The uncertain economic environment and increased government involvement in the economy has continued to effect the slow pace of hiring and low confidence amongst small business owners, which moderates the growth in the fifth year of this economic recovery."

    About Newtek Business Services, Inc.
    Newtek Business Services, Inc., The Small Business Authority((R)), is a direct distributor of a wide range of business services and financial products to the small- and medium-sized business market under the Newtek brand including:

    --  The Newtek Advantage((TM)): Mobile real-time operating platform for
    business intelligence. The Newtek Advantage((TM)) puts all critical
    business transactions in real-time. Access data on your smartphone,
    tablet, laptop or PC as it relates to eCommerce for credit/ debit
    transactions, website statistics, payroll, insurance and business loans.
    --  Electronic Payment Processing: eCommerce, electronic solutions to accept
    non-cash payments, including credit and debit cards, check conversion,
    remote deposit capture, ACH processing, and electronic gift and loyalty
    card programs.
    --  Managed Technology Solutions (Cloud Computing): Full-service web host,
    which offers eCommerce solutions, shared and dedicated web hosting and
    related services including domain registration and online shopping cart
    tools.
    --  eCommerce:  A suite of services that enable small businesses to get up
    and running on-line quickly and cost effectively, with integrated web
    design, payment processing and shopping cart services.
    --  Business Lending: Broad array of lending products including SBA 7(a) and
    SBA 504 loans.
    --  Insurance Services: Commercial and personal lines of insurance,
    including health and employee benefits in all 50 states, working with
    over 40 insurance carriers.
    --  Web Services: Customized web design and development services.
    --  Data Backup, Storage and Retrieval: Fast, secure, off-site data backup,
    storage and retrieval designed to meet the specific regulatory and
    compliance needs of any business.
    --  Accounts Receivable Financing: Receivable purchasing and financing
    services.
    --  Payroll: Complete payroll management and processing services.
    

    Since 1999, Newtek has helped small- and medium-sized business owners realize their potential by providing them with the essential tools needed to manage and grow their businesses and to compete effectively in today's marketplace. Newtek provides its services to over 100,000 business accounts and has positioned the Newtek brand as a one-stop-shop provider of such business services. According to the U.S. Small Business Administration, there are over 27.5 million small businesses in the United States, which in total represent 99.7% of all employer firms.

    The Small Business Authority((R) )is a registered trade mark of Newtek Business Services, Inc., and neither are a part of or endorsed by the U.S. Small Business Administration.

    Note Regarding Forward Looking Statements

    Statements in this press release including statements regarding Newtek's beliefs, expectations, intentions or strategies for the future, may be "forward-looking statements" under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. All forward-looking statements involve a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from the plans, intentions and expectations reflected in or suggested by the forward-looking statements. Such risks and uncertainties include, among others, intensified competition, operating problems and their impact on revenues and profit margins, anticipated future business strategies and financial performance, anticipated future number of customers, business prospects, legislative developments and similar matters. Risk factors, cautionary statements and other conditions, which could cause Newtek's actual results to differ from management's current expectations, are contained in Newtek's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission and available through http://www.sec.gov.

    FROM:
    Newtek Business Services, Inc.
    http://www.thesba.com
    Contact: Simrita Singh
    Telephone: (212) 356-9566 / ssingh@thesba.com
    Investor Relations
    Contact: Jayne Cavuoto
    Telephone: (212) 273-8179 / jcavuoto@thesba.com
    Contact: Brett Maas
    Telephone: (646) 536-7331 / brett@haydenir.com

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    Web site: http://thesba.com//

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