Companies news of 2014-10-01 (page 1)

  • Professional Diversity Network And The NAACP To Host Career Fair In PhiladelphiaInnovative...
  • WOW! Business deploys Alcatel-Lucent IP technology to enhance broadband services for...
  • Verizon Calls on North Carolinians to Help End AbuseLeading wireless provider donates...
  • PGi Integrates its Global Hybrid IP Audio Network with Microsoft(R) Lync(R) Server...
  • Verizon Calls on Tennesseans to Help End AbuseLeading wireless provider donates $93,000...
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    Professional Diversity Network And The NAACP To Host Career Fair In PhiladelphiaInnovative event format offers women, veterans, disabled, LGBT and minority professionals access to employers seeking to hire diverse talent

    CHICAGO, Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Professional Diversity Network, Inc. announced it will host a Professional & Technology Diversity Career Fair in Philadelphia, PA for diverse professionals including women, veterans, African Americans, Asian Americans, Hispanic Americans, people with disabilities and members of the LGBT community. The free event will take place on Wednesday, October 15, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. at the Embassy Suites Philadelphia Airport, 9000 Bartram Avenue Philadelphia, PA, 19153.

    Sponsored by The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP,) the event offers diverse candidates a unique opportunity to connect with employers proactively seeking to fill positions. Registered attendees can meet face-to-face with recruiters and HR managers representing a range of industries such as IT, healthcare, education and retail.

    Participating companies include Apex Systems, CBS Corporation, Quest Diagnostics, The Chester Community Charter School, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, NextEra, Tiffany & Co., Princeton University and WaWa, Inc., among others. In addition to the NAACP, the National Association of Professional Women (NAPW) and the National Black MBA Association are also sponsors.

    "Our goal is to help diverse jobseekers - especially mid to senior level professionals - overcome the challenges of access and visibility," said Mike Hall, executive vice president of Professional Diversity Network. "Unlike traditional job fairs, this event gives candidates an opportunity to meet recruiters, share their "elevator pitch" and compete for a specific job opportunity. We hope every diverse job seeking professional in Philadelphia will join us to make quality connections with corporate leaders who value diversity."

    According to the latest data available from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Philadelphia has an unemployment rate of 7.8%, which is above the national average of 6.1%. Local unemployment and underemployment levels among diverse Americans are significantly higher, regardless of educational attainment.

    About Professional Diversity Network

    Professional Diversity Network (PDN) develops and operates online networks dedicated to serving diverse professionals in the U.S., including women, African Americans, Asian Americans, Hispanic Americans, veterans, disabled persons and LGBT, by providing them with access to employment opportunities. PDN owns and operates professional networking communities including: iHispano, BlackCareerNetwork, WomensCareerChannel.com, Military2Career, ProAble.net, OutProNet, and AsianCareerNetwork. For more info, visit prodivnet.com.

    Professional Diversity Network, Inc.

    CONTACT: Lalohni Campbell, lcampbell@prodivnet.com, (404) 593-7145

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




    WOW! Business deploys Alcatel-Lucent IP technology to enhance broadband services for business and wholesale customersAlcatel-Lucent carrier-grade Ethernet network being deployed by WOW! Business in 19 markets in Midwest and Southeast areas of U.S.

    PARIS, Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Alcatel-Lucent and WOW! Business have teamed to upgrade and expand the Denver-based cable company's business services network in the Midwest and Southeastern areas of the United States.

    Built upon the Alcatel-Lucent 7750 Service Router and associated product family, the all-IP network is being deployed in 19 markets and has already enabled WOW! Business to deliver carrier-grade Ethernet services to businesses in Chicago, Detroit, Cleveland, Columbus and Evansville with more market rollouts on the way.

    The network will enable the WOW! Business, a division of WOW! Internet, Cable & Phone, to meet the growing need for ultra-broadband business services and applications, including VPN, Cloud and data center interconnect services, as well as cell tower backhaul.

    Key Facts:

    --  WOW! Business provides IP?based data, voice and Cloud services for small
    and mid?sized businesses, enterprises, governments and wholesale
    customers in 19 U.S. markets.
    --  WOW! Business owns and operates more than 42,000 miles of local
    fiber?optic and coaxial networks, along with data centers that provide
    customers with scalable, low?latency access to national carrier
    backbones.
    --  Alcatel-Lucent is providing WOW! Business with proven IP Routing and
    Transport technology used by cable MSOs to deliver Carrier Ethernet
    services to business and enterprise customers.
    --  Alcatel-Lucent Carrier Ethernet technology used by WOW! Business
    includes the 7750 Service Router, 7210 Service Access Switch (SAS), and
    5620 Service Aware Manager.
    

    Quotes:

    Cash Hagen, Chief Technology Officer for WOW! Business, said: "WOW! is dedicated to doing just as our name suggests - wowing our customers with the best possible network services and products. Demonstrating the value, reliability and performance of our Carrier Ethernet services is among the highest of our priorities. Alcatel-Lucent's Carrier Ethernet portfolio will enable us to provide the best possible carrier-grade Ethernet networks that our customer demand and deserve.

    Mike Calabrese, Vice President of Alcatel-Lucent's Global Cable and MSO Segment, said: "Cable MSOs like WOW! Business recognize that a shift to IP can dramatically lower costs, support new services and keep subscribers happy. Alcatel-Lucent's IP networking portfolio offers an ideal option for WOW! to push IP deeper into their networks, to deliver an array of state-of-the-art ultra-broadband services to an even broader set of business customers."

    About WOW!:

    WOW! has been one of the nation's leading providers of high-speed Internet, cable TV, and phone serving communities in Illinois, Michigan, Indiana, and Ohio since 2001, and in Kansas, South Dakota and the Southeast since 2012. The company is dedicated to delighting customers with friendly, quality service at affordable prices. WOW! is privately held and controlled by Avista Capital Partners.

    WOW! Business press contact:

    Wendie Larkin
    Calysto Communications
    (978) 969-2886
    wlarkin@calysto.com

    About Alcatel-Lucent

    We are at the forefront of global communications, providing products and innovations in IP and cloud networking, as well as ultra-broadband fixed and wireless access to service providers and their customers, and to enterprises and institutions throughout the world. Underpinning us in driving the industrial transformation from voice telephony to high-speed digital delivery of data, video and information is Bell Labs, an integral part of the Group and one of the world's foremost technology research institutes, responsible for countless breakthroughs that have shaped the networking and communications industry. Our innovations have resulted in our Group being recognized by Thomson Reuters as a Top 100 Global Innovator, as well as being named by MIT Technology Review as amongst 2012's Top 50 "World's Most Innovative Companies". We have also been recognized for innovation in sustainability, being named Industry Group Leader in the Technology Hardware & Equipment sector in the 2014 Dow Jones Sustainability Indices review, for making global communications more sustainable, affordable and accessible, all in pursuit of the Group's mission to realize the potential of a connected world.

    With revenues of Euro 14.4 billion in 2013, Alcatel-Lucent is listed on the Paris and New York stock exchanges . The company is incorporated in France and headquartered in Paris.

    For more information, visit Alcatel-Lucent on: http://www.alcatel-lucent.com, read the latest posts on the Alcatel-Lucent blog http://www.alcatel-lucent.com/blog and follow the Company on Twitter: http://twitter.com/Alcatel_Lucent.

    Alcatel-Lucent

    CONTACT: Alcatel-Lucent Press Contacts: SIMON POULTER,
    simon.poulter@alcatel-lucent.com, T : +33 (0)1 55 14 10 06, or LOREN
    TALLEY, loren.talley@alcatel-lucent.com, T : +1 908-582-5210;
    ALCATEL-LUCENT INVESTOR RELATIONS: MARISA BALDO,
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    JACQUES-OLIVIER VALLET, jacques-olivier.vallet@alcatel-lucent.com, T : +33
    (0)1 55 14 12 49, or TOM BEVILACQUA, thomas.bevilacqua@alcatel-lucent.com,
    T : + 1 908-582-7998

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




    Verizon Calls on North Carolinians to Help End AbuseLeading wireless provider donates $130,000 for North Carolina domestic violence programs in 2014, creates simple ways communities can participate in Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

    RALEIGH, N.C., Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --The Violence Policy Center's most recent report ranks North Carolina 19(th) in the U.S. for rate of women killed by men, which indicates an increase in the rate of homicides since the last report. This October, Verizon is working with partners throughout North Carolina to raise awareness and create new opportunities for the community to support the cause. The company has donated nearly $130,000 to North Carolina domestic violence prevention efforts year-to-date.

    Through its HopeLine program, as well as through the Verizon Foundation, the wireless provider has supported domestic violence initiatives across North Carolina with funding, and in addition to cash grants, donated cell phones and wireless service to shelters that serve women who need a way to stay connected to loved ones when leaving abusive relationships. HopeLine, Verizon's cell phone recycling program, turns no-longer used wireless devices, batteries and chargers into support for domestic violence agencies. Phones donated in North Carolina directly benefit the state's domestic violence shelters on an on-going basis.

    "This October, we observe Domestic Violence Awareness Month amid one of the most widespread conversations about the issue I have ever witnessed," said Jerry Fountain, president for Verizon Wireless in the Carolinas and Tennessee. "Verizon has been focused on domestic violence prevention and awareness since 2001, and we're proud to support these incredible organizations who are making a difference in our communities. In this monumental year, we're introducing new ways any person can contribute to changing the culture."

    To get involved, North Carolinians can donate no-longer used cell phones at any Verizon Wireless store. Verizon ensures personal information is erased from all donated devices before refurbishing or recycling them in an environmentally friendly way and putting the proceeds to work for domestic violence agencies.

    Social media users can share a message of hope with a victim of domestic violence using the hashtag #VoicesHavePower. For each message shared, Verizon will earmark $3 for domestic violence prevention. Additionally, Verizon has partnered with manufacturers like Logitech, Otterbox and LG to create a line of purple, HopeLine-branded wireless accessories[6], the color designated for DVAM. For each sale of these items in October, Verizon will donate an additional $3 toward prevention efforts.

    The following organizations benefitted from Verizon grants and/or donations of cell phones and wireless service this year:

    Abuse Prevention Council, Shelby
    Center for Family Violence Prevention, Greenville
    Domestic Violence Shelter and Service, Inc., Wilmington
    Family Guidance Center, Hickory
    Helpmate, Asheville
    Interact of Wake County, Raleigh
    Next Steps, Kernersville; Kiran, Inc., Raleigh
    REACH of Cherokee County, Murphy
    REACH of Clay County, Hayesville
    REACH of Haywood County, Waynesville
    Safe Alliance, Charlotte
    Shelter Home of Caldwell County, Lenoir
    Thirtieth Judicial District Domestic Violence - Sexual Assault Alliance, Waynesville
    University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
    University of North Carolina, Greensboro
    Wesley Shelter, Wilson

    About Verizon Wireless
    Verizon Wireless operates the nation's largest and most reliable 4G LTE network. As the largest wireless company in the U.S., Verizon Wireless serves 104.6 million retail customers, including 98.6 million retail postpaid customers. Verizon Wireless is wholly owned by Verizon Communications Inc. . For more information, visit www.verizonwireless.com. For the latest news and updates about Verizon Wireless, visit our News Center at http://www.verizonwireless.com/news or follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/VZWNews.

    About the Verizon Foundation

    The Verizon Foundation is focused on accelerating social change by using the company's innovative technology to help solve pressing problems in education, healthcare and energy management. Since 2000, the Verizon Foundation has invested more than half a billion dollars to improve the communities where Verizon employees work and live. Verizon's employees are generous with their donations and their time, having logged more than 6.8 million hours of service to make a positive difference in their communities. For more information about Verizon's philanthropic work, visit www.verizonfoundation.org ; or for regular updates, visit the Foundation on Facebook (www.facebook.com/verizonfoundation) and Twitter (www.twitter.com/verizongiving).

    Verizon Communications Inc. , headquartered in New York, is a global leader in delivering broadband and other wireless and wireline communications services to consumer, business, government and wholesale customers. Verizon Wireless operates America's most reliable wireless network, with more than 101 million retail connections nationwide. Verizon also provides converged communications, information and entertainment services over America's most advanced fiber-optic network, and delivers integrated business solutions to customers in more than 150 countries. A Dow 30 company with nearly $116 billion in 2012 revenues, Verizon employs a diverse workforce of 178,300. For more information, visit www.verizon.com .

    VERIZON'S ONLINE NEWS CENTER: Verizon news releases, executive speeches and biographies, media contacts and other information are available at Verizon's online News Center at newscenter.verizon.com . The news releases are available through an RSS feed. To subscribe, visit newscenter.verizon.com/corporate/feeds.

    Verizon Wireless

    CONTACT: Karen Schulz, 864.987.2006, karen.schulz@verizonwireless.com

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




    PGi Integrates its Global Hybrid IP Audio Network with Microsoft(R) Lync(R) Server 2013Company Further Advances UC Strategy with Integration of PGi's Full Suite of Cloud-based Collaboration Software Solutions

    ATLANTA, Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- PGi , a global leader in collaboration software and services for over 20 years, today announced the integration of its market-leading global hybrid IP audio network with Microsoft Lync Server 2013, empowering PGi's Lync customers worldwide with the reliable, easy-to-use audio conferencing experience trusted by 75% of the Fortune 100(TM).

    "PGi has the world's most advanced IP network, purpose-built for collaboration-which we believe gives us a real advantage in the market," said David Guthrie, PGi chief technology officer. "Our proprietary Microsoft Lync Server integration offers a more scalable, cost-effective and feature-rich solution, while delivering faster connection times and all the benefits of PGi's collaboration expertise. This important step in our 10-year relationship with Microsoft is the first of our planned integrations with Lync Server, which will ultimately include our entire suite of award-winning collaboration software solutions."

    PGi's GlobalMeet(R) Audio conferencing solution works directly with an enterprise's Microsoft Lync deployment to deliver:

    --  Global coverage: Connect participants worldwide with more than 150 local
    access points.
    --  Crystal-clear audio quality: Reliable, high-quality audio for more
    productive meetings.
    --  Seamless integration: Meetings managed through the Lync interface; no
    user training required.
    --  Hybrid audio: Mix dial-in, dial-out and VoIP calls to connect
    participants from inside and outside the company's firewall in the same
    meeting.
    --  Large meeting capacity: Meetings with up to 300 people with flawless
    audio quality.
    --  Better meeting management: Meeting hosts are equipped with a range of
    audio controls, including the popular "*0" option that provides
    immediate access to 24/7 live customer care.
    

    "A growing number of UC-enabled businesses are searching for partners who can help provide a high quality and consistent collaboration experience today, while positioning for advanced collaboration tomorrow," said Bill Haskins, Wainhouse Research senior analyst and partner. "The integration between PGi's proven global collaboration cloud and Microsoft Lync offers a solid value proposition for IT buyers looking to bridge internal Lync users with external partners, international callers, mobile workers and team members who are still reliant on their current voice services--without the cost and complexity of integrating external networks directly into their Lync collaboration environment."

    For more than two decades, the world's most recognizable brands have trusted PGi to help them scope, deploy and manage their complex global collaboration technologies and to deliver measureable business results. PGi was first to market with Microsoft Lync Online audio and previously announced integrations with Microsoft(R) Live Meeting(R) 2003 and 2007 and OCS 2007. To learn more, please visit pgi.com/globalmeet-audio/integrations/.

    All trademarks of third parties referred to in this release are the property of their respective owners.

    About Premiere Global Services, Inc. ? PGi
    PGi has been a leading global provider of collaboration software and services for over 20 years. PGi's cloud-based software applications empower business users to connect, collaborate and share ideas and information from their desktop, tablet or smartphone, enabling greater productivity in the office or on the go. PGi has a global presence in 25 countries, and its award-winning solutions provide a collaborative advantage to over 45,000 enterprise customers, including 75% of the Fortune 100(TM). In the last five years, PGi has hosted more than 1.1 billion people from 137 countries in over 250 million virtual meetings. For more information, visit PGi at pgi.com.

    Statements made in this press release, other than those concerning historical information, should be considered forward-looking and subject to various risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond our control. Such forward-looking statements are made pursuant to the "safe harbor" provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and are made based on management's current expectations or beliefs as well as assumptions made by, and information currently available to, management. A variety of factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated in PGi's forward-looking statements, including, but not limited to, the following factors: competitive pressures, including pricing pressures; technological changes and the development of alternatives to our services; market acceptance of PGi's SaaS products, including iMeet((R) )and GlobalMeet((R)); our ability to attract new customers and to retain and further penetrate our existing customers; our ability to establish and maintain strategic reseller and distribution relationships; risks associated with challenging global economic conditions; price increases from our telecommunications service providers; service interruptions and network downtime, including undetected errors or defects in our software; technological obsolescence and our ability to upgrade our equipment or increase our network capacity; concerns regarding the security and privacy of our customers' confidential information; future write-downs of goodwill or other intangible assets; greater than anticipated tax and regulatory liabilities; restructuring and cost reduction initiatives and the market reaction thereto; our level of indebtedness; risks associated with acquisitions and divestitures; indemnification claims from the sale of our PGiSend business; our ability to protect our intellectual property rights, including possible adverse results of litigation or infringement claims; regulatory or legislative changes, including further government regulations applicable to traditional telecommunications service providers and data privacy; risks associated with international operations and market expansion, including fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates; and other factors described from time to time in our press releases, reports and other filings made with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including but not limited to the "Risk Factors" section of our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2013. All forward-looking statements attributable to us or a person acting on our behalf are expressly qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement. We do not undertake any obligation to update or to release publicly any revisions to forward-looking statements contained in this press release to reflect events or circumstances occurring after the date of this press release or the date of the statement, if a different date, or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.

    Media Contact:
    Blakely Thomas-Aguilar
    (404) 262-8429
    blakely.thomas-aguilar@pgi.com

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    Verizon Calls on Tennesseans to Help End AbuseLeading wireless provider donates $93,000 for Tennessee domestic violence programs in 2014, creates simple ways communities can participate in Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

    NASHVILLE, Tenn., Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Violence Policy Center's most recent report ranks Tennessee 10th in the U.S. for rate of women killed by men, with nearly all of the Tennessee victims having been murdered by someone they knew. This October, Verizon is working with partners throughout Tennessee to raise awareness and create new opportunities for the community to support the cause. The company has donated nearly $93,000 to Tennessee domestic violence prevention efforts year-to-date.

    Through its HopeLine program, as well as through the Verizon Foundation, the wireless provider has supported domestic violence initiatives across Tennessee with funding, and in addition to cash grants, donated cell phones and wireless service to shelters that serve women who need a way to stay connected to loved ones when leaving abusive relationships. HopeLine, Verizon's cell phone recycling program, turns no-longer used wireless devices, batteries and chargers into support for domestic violence agencies. Phones donated in Tennessee directly benefit the state's domestic violence shelters on an on-going basis.

    "This October, we observe Domestic Violence Awareness Month amid one of the most widespread conversations about the issue I have ever witnessed," said Jerry Fountain, president for Verizon Wireless in the Carolinas and Tennessee. "Verizon has been focused on domestic violence prevention and awareness since 2001, and we're proud to support these incredible organizations who are making a difference in our communities. In this monumental year, we're introducing new ways any person can contribute to changing the culture."

    To get involved, Tennesseans can donate no-longer used cell phones at any Verizon Wireless store. Verizon ensures personal information is erased from all donated devices before refurbishing or recycling them in an environmentally friendly way and putting the proceeds to work for domestic violence agencies.

    Social media users can share a message of hope with a victim of domestic violence using the hashtag #VoicesHavePower. For each message shared, Verizon will earmark $3 for domestic violence prevention. Additionally, Verizon has partnered with manufacturers like Logitech, Otterbox and LG to create a line of purple, HopeLine-branded wireless accessories, the color designated for DVAM. For each sale of these items in October, Verizon will donate an additional $3 toward prevention efforts.

    The following organizations benefitted from Verizon grants and/or donations of cell phones and wireless service this year:

    Abuse Alternatives, Bristol
    Branches of Monroe County, Vonore
    Bridges Domestic Violence Center, Franklin
    CASA of Northeast Tennessee, Bristol
    Knoxville Family Justice Center, Knoxville
    Legal Aid of East Tennessee, Knoxville
    SafeSpace East Tennessee, Sevierville
    Tennessee Coalition to End Domestic and Sexual Violence, Nashville
    Women Are Safe, Centerville

    About Verizon Wireless
    Verizon Wireless operates the nation's largest and most reliable 4G LTE network. As the largest wireless company in the U.S., Verizon Wireless serves 104.6 million retail customers, including 98.6 million retail postpaid customers. Verizon Wireless is wholly owned by Verizon Communications Inc. . For more information, visit www.verizonwireless.com. For the latest news and updates about Verizon Wireless, visit our News Center at http://www.verizonwireless.com/news or follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/VZWNews.

    About the Verizon Foundation
    The Verizon Foundation is focused on accelerating social change by using the company's innovative technology to help solve pressing problems in education, healthcare and energy management. Since 2000, the Verizon Foundation has invested more than half a billion dollars to improve the communities where Verizon employees work and live. Verizon's employees are generous with their donations and their time, having logged more than 6.8 million hours of service to make a positive difference in their communities. For more information about Verizon's philanthropic work, visit www.verizonfoundation.org ; or for regular updates, visit the Foundation on Facebook (www.facebook.com/verizonfoundation) and Twitter (www.twitter.com/verizongiving).

    Verizon Communications Inc. , headquartered in New York, is a global leader in delivering broadband and other wireless and wireline communications services to consumer, business, government and wholesale customers. Verizon Wireless operates America's most reliable wireless network, with more than 101 million retail connections nationwide. Verizon also provides converged communications, information and entertainment services over America's most advanced fiber-optic network, and delivers integrated business solutions to customers in more than 150 countries. A Dow 30 company with nearly $116 billion in 2012 revenues, Verizon employs a diverse workforce of 178,300. For more information, visit www.verizon.com .

    VERIZON'S ONLINE NEWS CENTER: Verizon news releases, executive speeches and biographies, media contacts and other information are available at Verizon's online News Center at newscenter.verizon.com . The news releases are available through an RSS feed. To subscribe, visit newscenter.verizon.com/corporate/feeds.

    Verizon Wireless

    CONTACT: Karen Schulz, 864.987.2006, karen.schulz@verizonwireless.com

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




    EMC Named #1 Most-Shipped Storage for Mission-Critical ApplicationsEMC Shipped Most Terabytes for Enterprise Storage Supporting Major Enterprise Applications

    HOPKINTON, Mass., Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

    News Summary

    --  New IDC Storage Users Demand Study (SUDS)(i) names EMC #1 in storage for
    major applications including Microsoft Exchange, SAP and Oracle
    applications, which are considered mission-critical by majority of
    respondents to the SUDS survey.
    --  EMC led market with 30.8% revenue share and 26.3% of all terabytes
    shipped in 1H13 with external enterprise storage systems.
    --  Most users with storage purchase strategies will also consider
    purchasing flash storage.
    

    EMC Full Story:

    EMC Corporation today announced that it has been named the #1 storage vendor for both revenue and storage capacity shipped in IDC's Storage User Demand Survey (SUDS) for the first half of 2013, which polls 1000+ end users from around the world. The survey focuses on analyzing current and future deployments of enterprise storage systems for particular data uses ranging from major enterprise applications to various segments of IT infrastructure support.

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    EMC((R)) is recognized as the top storage solution for Microsoft Exchange, Oracle and SAP applications, industry-specific applications, home directories, business intelligence and analytics, virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) and virtual servers.

    The study estimates that EMC led capacity with 26.3% of the overall external enterprise storage systems terabytes shipped in 1H13, and 30.8% revenue share(ii). This is the third consecutive year that EMC has ranked #1 in this study, based on these criteria.

    In addition to the select data use cases covered, IDC also found that the booming flash market will continue to grow over the next 12 months, with 48% of respondents planning to purchase solid state storage (SSD and/or PCIe flash) in that timeframe. With several widely deployed flash solutions in its portfolio, EMC believes it is poised to help customers leverage flash as part of their overall storage strategy as demand for flash grows.

    Customer Quotes:

    Chris Green, VP/Enterprise Solutions Architect, Washington Trust Bank

    "There's a reason so many companies standardize on EMC. Tested and proven technology, a broad portfolio, stellar services and flawless performance are what drew us to EMC solutions for execution of our storage strategy. We can't afford to compromise our mission-critical apps, and EMC gives us the speed and access to reliably run them anytime. It's no surprise that EMC is number one in this space--and yes, we're looking at our EMC flash options for 2015."

    Tom McKowen, VP-IT Enterprise Architect, Independent Bank

    "We've looked at other vendors, but always come back to EMC. We've built an IT shop that is very capable, very flexible, thanks to the EMC team. Our EMC infrastructure has definitely made us more competitive and responsive to change--and we're looking forward to raising the bar even further once we deploy XtremIO."

    Industry Analyst Quote:

    Natalya Yezhkova, Research Director, IDC

    "For the third year of the IDC's Storage User Demand Study, EMC has come out as a leading supplier of external enterprise storage systems with regard to both revenue and capacity for most data use cases covered by the study. As enterprise application environments become more complex and the demand for flash grows, IDC analysis demonstrates that EMC is shipping the most storage capacity in support of today's mission-critical IT needs."

    EMC Executive quote:

    Jeremy Burton, President, Products and Marketing, EMC

    "IT trials and trends don't change much year over year--but options to address them do. Our portfolio is designed to handle major enterprise apps across a variety of environments, and flash is a very powerful tool that allows EMC to help customers manage these critical challenges."

    About EMC

    EMC Corporation is a global leader in enabling businesses and service providers to transform their operations and deliver IT as a service. Fundamental to this transformation is cloud computing. Through innovative products and services, EMC accelerates the journey to cloud computing, helping IT departments to store, manage, protect and analyze their most valuable asset -- information -- in a more agile, trusted and cost-efficient way. Additional information about EMC can be found at www.EMC.com.

    EMC is a registered trademark of EMC Corporation in the United States and other countries. All other trademarks used herein are the property of their respective owners. (C) Copyright 2014 EMC Corporation. All rights reserved.

    (i) Storage User Demand Study, 2013 - Fall Edition: Rising Adoption of Flash Storage, IDC #250106, August 2014
    (ii) IDC 2Q13 Worldwide Quarterly Disk Storage Systems Tracker

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    CONTACT: Megan Lane, 781-426-6382, megan.lane@emc.com

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




    Beyond the Rack, - Canada's Leading Online E-Commerce Platform - Closes US$10 million Facility with Silicon Valley Bank

    MONTREAL, Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Beyond the Rack (BTR) announced that it recently closed a US$10 million debt and banking facility with Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) - a leading provider of finance and banking services to high-growth technology companies in North America.

    Beyond the Rack is Canada's leading e-commerce destination, offering a broad array of well-know consumer brands at discounts up to 80% off of traditional retail prices in categories, including: ladies and men's fashions, home and decor, consumer electronics, furniture, footwear, children's toys and apparel, accessories and much more. Its namesake flash sale website features over 180 new sales events weekly, and launches 8,000 new items every day.

    "We are delighted to announce this funding from SVB which will allow us to continue to invest in our long-term growth," said Yona Shtern, co-founder and CEO of Beyond the Rack. "It's particularly exciting to work with a financial partner that shares our vision for the opportunity we see in the rapid expansion of e-commerce in Canada and the role BTR will play as a primary consumer destination, media platform and logistics network."

    The company has attracted over 13 million consumer members across Canada and the United States and 5,000 brand partners since first launching in 2009.

    "Beyond the Rack has quickly established itself as a consumer-focused, market leader, said Win Bear, managing director, of Silicon Valley Bank. "We are excited to work with the company as it enters the next phase of its evolution and it continues to distinguish itself by its operational expertise and capacity to scale and execute."

    About Beyond the Rack?
    Beyond the Rack, North America's premier online shopping club, offers its 13 million members the most sought-after designer brand apparel, accessories, beauty, and home decor products at up to 80% off retail. Products are sold in the context of two-day, first-come, first-served, limited-quantity events. Members can expect up to 30 new events each day. The privately held company has offices in Montreal, Toronto, New York and Las Vegas.

    About Silicon Valley Bank
    Banking the world's most innovative companies and exclusive wineries, SVB offers diverse financial services, knowledge, global networks, and world class service to increase our clients' probability of success. With more than $33 billion in assets and more than 1,700 employees, we provide commercial, international and private banking through our locations around the world. Forbes Magazine ranks us among America's Best Banks and Fortune named SVB one of the best places to work. www.svb.com.

    Silicon Valley Bank is the California bank subsidiary and the commercial banking operation of SVB Financial Group. Banking services are provided by Silicon Valley Bank, a member of the FDIC and the Federal Reserve System.

    Contact:
    Jacqueline Stein-Elman
    514-733-4666 ext. 3588
    jacqueline@beyondtherack.com

    Beyond the Rack



    accesso(R) names Andrew Jacobs Managing Director, EuropeRecognised Attractions, Entertainment Business Solutions Executive to Lead Company's Expansion Across the Region

    LONDON, Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- accesso((R)) (AIM: ACSO), the premier technology solutions provider to the global attractions and leisure industry, today announced Andrew Jacobs has joined its executive team as Managing Director, Europe.

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    Jacobs, an accomplished business solutions executive, joins accesso following a successful tenure as the Divisional Director to the entertainment industry for OmniCo. Previously he was a co-founder of MATRA Systems and built its U.S. and European business, with a principal focus on the amusements and attractions industry. MATRA was purchased by Clarity/OmniCo in 2006.

    As Managing Director for Europe, Jacobs will lead accesso's efforts around queuing and ticketing across the region.

    "With more than 25 years in the retail transaction business in both the attractions and entertainment industries, we are thrilled Andrew has joined our team and brings his proven leadership skills, business development expertise and passion for technology to Accesso" said Steve Brown, accesso COO for North America and Europe. "His track record for building strong customer relationships and delivering creative technology solutions make him the right leader as we further expand our full range of ticketing and queuing solutions across Europe - a region filled with attraction companies eager to drive topline revenue growth through innovative use of technology."

    "Accesso's portfolio of technologies combined with its growth trajectory offer a future with great promise and impact in one of the world's most dynamic industries," said Jacobs. "I'm excited to be part of a company that mirrors my personal values of integrity and commitment, and to have the opportunity to partner with Europe's leading attractions and entertainment companies."

    Jacobs will be based in the United Kingdom.

    accesso((R)) Technology Group: about us

    accesso (AIM: ACSO) is the premier technology solutions provider to the global attractions and leisure industry. Our patented and award-winning solutions drive increased revenue for attraction operators by significantly improving the most important part of an attraction visit: the guest experience. Our solutions add value to operators at every point in the guest journey:

    --  We drive attendance The accesso Passport((R)) ticketing suite is a
    comprehensive, easy-to-use cloud solution that processes many millions
    of ticket and season passes every year, enabling operators to maximize
    up-sell and cross-sell with ease to drive greater revenue.
    --  We handle paymentsOur payment gateway carries level 1 PCI security
    certification and 24/7 support.  It provides the tools, security and
    support operators need to drive sales and has so far processed more than
    $5 billion in transactions.
    --  We take guests out of lineSince 2001 over nine million guests have used
    a patented accesso LoQueue(SM) solution to queue less, ride more, enjoy
    a better experience and increase their in-attraction spend.
    --  We simplify point-of-sale We offer a comprehensive point-of-sale
    solution through software modules that combine ticketing, membership,
    retail, food/beverage transactions, rentals, credit card processing and
    many other functions into a single system eliminating the need for
    separate systems and databases.
    --  We increase engagementaccesso enables operators to engage more deeply
    and profitably with guests: pre-sale, in-attraction or post-visit.  Our
    mobile apps have provided more than 2.75 million people with rich iOS
    and Android content to better plan their visit, buy their ticket
    on-the-go and unlock new experiences within an attraction.
    

    Over 400 attractions worldwide currently employ accesso technology - from theme parks, to water parks, cultural attractions and sporting events ski and snow parks. We are proud that our solutions are trusted by the majority of the leading names in the leisure industry, including Six Flags Entertainment, Cedar Fair Entertainment, Merlin Entertainments, International Speedway Corporation, Palace Entertainment, Compagnie des Alpes, and Herschend Family Entertainment.

    accesso is a public company, listed on AIM: a market operated by the London Stock Exchange.

    For more information visit www.accesso.com.

    Contact:
    Vicki Johnson
    407-340-9658
    vickij@sachsmedia.com

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    Rentrak Announces Top 20 Digital Movie Purchases & Rentals for Week Ending September 14, 2014

    PORTLAND, Ore., Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Rentrak , the leader in precisely measuring movies and TV everywhere, today announced the top twenty digital movie purchases and rentals based on consumer transaction rate. The report includes Internet Video on Demand (iVOD) and electronic sell-through (EST), for both Standard-Definition and Digital HD movie purchases and rentals.

    According to the company's Digital Download Essentials Industry(TM) service, the top twenty purchased and rented movies, per data collected from Sept. 8-14, 2014, are below.

    Rentrak Top Twenty Digital Movie Purchases and Rentals*:

    RANK TITLE STUDIO ---- ----- ------ 1 Captain America - The Winter Soldier Disney --- ------------------------------------ ----------------- 2 Live Die Repeat: Edge of Tomorrow Warner --- --------------------------------- ----------------- 3 Blended (2014) Warner --- ------------- ----------------- 4 Draft Day Lionsgate --- --------- -------------------- 5 Fed Up Radius-TWC --- ------ ---------- 6 Other Woman, The Fox --- ---------------- --- 7 Amazing Spider-Man 2, The Sony --- ------------------------- --------------- 8 Divergent Lionsgate --- --------- -------------------- 9 Godzilla (2014) Warner --- -------------- ----------------- 10 Joe Lionsgate --- --- -------------------- 11 Fault In Our Stars, The Fox --- ----------------------- --- 12 Think Like A Man Too Sony --- -------------------- --------------- 13 Mom's Night Out Sony --- --------------- --------------- 14 Longest Week, The Gravitas Ventures --- ----------------- ----------------- 15 Words and Pictures Lionsgate --- ------------------ -------------------- 16 Noah (2014) Paramount --- ---------- ---------------------------- 17 Belle Fox --- ----- --- 18 Life of Crime Lionsgate --- ------------- -------------------- 19 Heaven Is For Real Sony --- ------------------ --------------- 20 God's Not Dead Lionsgate --- -------------- --------------------

    * Excludes NBC Universal and non-participating Independent distributors.

    (C) 2014 Rentrak Corporation - Content in this chart is produced and/or compiled by Rentrak Corporation and its OnDemand Essentials data collection and analytical service, and is covered by provisions of the Copyright Act. The material presented herein is intended to be available for public use. You may reproduce the content of the chart in any format or medium without first obtaining permission, subject to the following requirements: (1) the material must be reproduced accurately and not in a misleading manner; (2) any publication or issuance of any part of the material to others must acknowledge Rentrak Corporation as the source of the material; and (3) you may not receive any monetary consideration for reproducing, displaying, disclosing or otherwise using any part of the material.

    About Digital Download Essentials Industry(TM)
    Rentrak's Digital Download Essentials Industry service gathers and aggregates information from all leading digital licensees on purchased and rented digital content to give participating content providers (i.e., major movie studios, independent distributors, TV networks, etc.) the ability to compare the performance of their electronic sell-through (EST) and Internet Video on Demand (iVOD) content to the rest of the industry in the U.S. and around the world.

    About Rentrak
    Rentrak is the entertainment and marketing industries' premier provider of worldwide consumer viewership information, precisely measuring actual viewing behavior of movies and TV everywhere. Using our proprietary intelligence and technology, combined with advanced demographics, only Rentrak is the census currency for VOD and movies. Rentrak provides the stable and robust audience measurement services that movie, television and advertising professionals across the globe have come to rely on to better deliver their business goals and more precisely target advertising across numerous platforms including box office, multiscreen television and home video. For more information on Rentrak, please visit Rentrak.com.

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    Travelport Announces the Appointment of Three Additional Non-Executive Directors to its Board

    LANGLEY, U.K., Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Travelport Worldwide Limited ("Travelport") announced today the appointment to its Board of Directors of Elizabeth Buse, former Executive Vice President of Visa Inc. and currently Co-CEO and member of the Board of Directors of Monitise PLC; Michael Durham, former President and Chief Executive Officer of Sabre Group Holdings and currently a member of the Board of Directors of Hertz Global Holdings; and Douglas Hacker, former Executive Vice President, Strategy of UAL Corporation and current member of the Board of Directors of Aircastle Ltd.

    Commenting on the appointments, Douglas Steenland, Chairman of the Board of Directors, said: "We are delighted to welcome Elizabeth, Mike and Doug to our Board, each of whom are seasoned business executives who will bring significant expertise in travel, technology and payments to Travelport's brand. Under the leadership of CEO Gordon Wilson, Travelport has been transformed from a traditional GDS into a next generation Travel Commerce Platform. The Company has made enormous progress in leveraging this platform to extend its reach across all components of the travel value chain with its Air and Beyond Air offerings. We are confident that Elizabeth, Mike and Doug will make strong contributions to the ongoing realization of our strategic plan for the benefit of our public shareholders."

    With the appointments, Travelport's Board of Directors now consists of eight members, all of whom, with the exception of the CEO, Gordon Wilson, are independent non-executives. Full details can be found here.

    Elizabeth Buse

    Ms. Buse is an accomplished international payments' executive, currently serving as Co-Chief Executive Officer of Monitise PLC, a technology services partner for the provision of global mobile banking, payments and commerce networks, which is listed on the London Stock Exchange. Prior to this, she served in a number of roles with Visa Inc. from 1998 to 2014, most recently as Executive Vice President, Global Solutions. In addition, Ms. Buse also served from 2010 to 2013 as Visa's Group President, Asia Pacific, Central Europe, Middle East and Africa. Additionally, Ms. Buse served as Vice President, Strategic Initiatives, Electronic Funds Services at First Data Corporation, a payment systems, electronic commerce and information management company, from 1996 to 1998.

    In addition to her role as Co-Chief Executive Officer, Ms. Buse also currently serves on the board of Monitise. She has previously served on the boards of Artio Global Investors, Inc., a privately-owned asset management holding company, and Vital Processing Services LLC, a privately-owned technology company that provides electronic transaction clearing and settlement services across the U.S.

    Ms. Buse holds a bachelor's degree in Spanish linguistics from the University of California-Los Angeles and an MBA from the University of California-Berkeley.

    Michael Durham

    Mr. Durham served as Director, President and Chief Executive Officer of The Sabre Group, positions he held from 1996 to 1999. During his tenure at Sabre he led the company's IPO and helped expand its technology solutions throughout the travel and tourism industry. For the sixteen years prior to joining Sabre, he worked at American Airlines where he was CFO from 1989 to 1995.

    Mr. Durham currently serves on the Boards of Directors of Hertz Global Holdings, the holding company for The Hertz Corporation, and Cambridge Capital Acquisition Corporation, a special purpose acquisition company focused on the transportation and logistics industries. With extensive experience in the travel and tourism industry, he has previously served on the Boards of Directors of Hotwire, Bombardier, Inc., Fairchild/Dornier Aerospace Corporation and Northwest Airlines Corporation.

    Mr. Durham holds a bachelor's degree in economics from the University of Rochester and an MBA from Cornell University. He will chair Travelport's Audit Committee in addition to his other Board duties.

    Douglas Hacker

    Mr. Hacker is a travel and tourism industry veteran, having previously served as Executive Vice President, Strategy of UAL Corporation from 2002 to 2006. Prior to this, he served as President of UAL Loyalty Services, UAL Corporation's subsidiary focused on e-commerce and frequent flyer program partnerships. Additionally, he has held a number of roles with United Airlines from 1993 to 2000, most recently as Chief Financial Officer from 1994 to 2000, and American Airlines from 1986 to 1993, most recently as Vice President, Corporate and Fleet Planning.

    Mr. Hacker currently serves on the Boards of Directors of a number of companies, including Aircastle Ltd., a global commercial jet leasing company; Columbia Funds, a complex of mutual funds; NES Rentals Holdings, a heavy equipment rental company; and SpartanNash Company, a grocery company. In addition, he formerly served on the Board of Directors for Orbtiz, Inc., an online travel company.

    Mr. Hacker holds a bachelor's degree in economics from Princeton University and an MBA from Harvard University. He will chair Travelport's Compensation Committee in addition to his other Board duties.

    About Travelport

    Travelport is a travel commerce platform providing distribution, technology, payment and other solutions for the $7 trillion global travel and tourism industry. With a presence in over 170 countries, approximately 3,600 employees and 2013 net revenue of $2.1 billion, Travelport is comprised of:

    --  A Travel Commerce Platform through which it facilitates travel commerce
    by connecting the world's leading travel providers with online and
    offline travel buyers in a proprietary business to business ("B2B")
    travel commerce marketplace.  In addition, Travelport has leveraged its
    domain expertise in the travel industry to design a pioneering B2B
    payment solution that addresses the needs of travel intermediaries to
    efficiently and securely settle travel transactions.
    --  Technology Services through which it provides critical IT services to
    airlines, such as shopping, ticketing, departure control and other
    solutions, enabling them to focus on their core business competencies
    and reduce costs.
    

    Travelport is headquartered in Langley, UK. The company recently completed its initial public offering on the New York Stock Exchange and trades under the symbol "TVPT".

    Contacts:

    Media:
    Kate Aldridge
    Vice President, Corporate Communications
    Tel: +44 (0)1753 288 720
    kate.aldridge@travelport.com

    Investors:
    Majid Nazir
    Head of Investor Relations
    +44 (0) 1753 288 857
    majid.nazir@travelport.com

    Travelport Worldwide Limited

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




    3 Tips on How to Pitch Your Infographics

    NEW YORK, Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- With the concept of content marketing skyrocketing over the past several years, small businesses now have a greater opportunity to create informative content that helps to solidify their brand and spread their message. If done well, one such form of content - infographics - takes the best of text, multimedia and design to create a visual shorthand that tells a story that begs to be shared. However, even the best infographic won't get off the ground if it's pitched to the wrong publication or website.

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    In his latest article, Marc Prosser, publisher at Fit Small Business, suggests utilizing a three tip approach that he follows when accepting infographic submissions for his website:

    1. Relevancy: Would my audience be interested in the topic?
    2. Quality: Is the information accurate and well presented?
    3. Story: Is there an interesting tidbit that I can add to the infographic?
    

    For an example of an infographic email pitch that didn't crash and burn, head on over to PR Newswire's Small Business PR Toolkit and read Prosser's latest article, "Top 3 Ways on How to Pitch an Infographic to a Publication": http://bit.ly/1vx1Ur6 [http://bit.ly/1vx1Ur6]

    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 [http://www.smallbusinesspr.com/]. You can receive updates on new Small Business PR Toolkit content by following @prnsmallbiz [https://twitter.com/prnsmallbiz] on Twitter.

    About PR Newswire

    PR Newswire (www.prnewswire.com [http://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. www.prnewswire.com [http://www.prnewswire.com/]

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    Zebra Technologies and ARM Announce Licensing Agreement to Extend Zebra's Internet of Things (IoT) Platform, Zatar, with ARM(R) mbed(TM) IoT PlatformZatar IoT platform to embrace technology standards to promote connectivity

    LINCOLNSHIRE, Ill., Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Zebra Technologies a global leader in products and solutions that provide real-time visibility into organizations' assets, people and transactions, and ARM, the world's leading semiconductor intellectual property (IP) supplier, today announced the signing of a commercial licensing agreement for Zebra to use ARM's CoAP and other ARM((R)) mbed((TM)) technologies within its Zatar platform. Zatar, Zebra's Internet of Things (IoT) platform, is a cloud-based, multi-sensor integration platform for connecting legacy and smart devices to the Internet and enabling 3(rd) party applications to easily work with the devices over an open source API.

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    "The ARM mbed ecosystem is expanding rapidly and we are extremely pleased that Zebra's Zatar IoT platform will deploy our technologies," said Krisztian Flautner, general manager, IoT business, ARM. "We are looking forward to this important collaboration with Zebra to promote the use of standards-based IoT solutions to businesses of all sizes."

    The innovative collaboration aims to redefine the way devices and things connect to the Internet using technology standards, a trend that is quickly becoming part of the enterprise. A comprehensive report by the Economist Intelligence Unit, The Internet of Things Business Index: A quiet revolution gathers pace, sponsored by ARM, found that 75 percent of C-suite business leaders are actively researching opportunities created by the Internet of Things (IoT).

    "ARM's mbed platform will deliver unparalleled opportunities to promote the use of standards-based IoT solutions and will accelerate Zebra's goal of providing increased visibility into business operations," said Phil Gerskovich, SVP New Growth Platforms at Zebra Technologies. "Combining Zebra's Zatar IoT platform with mbed IoT device technology will help redefine the way devices connect to the Internet by facilitating efficient and secure communications."

    Zebra will be showcasing Zatar in Booth # 1110 at ARM TechCon in Santa Clara, CA on October 1-3, 2014. To learn more about how you and your organization can harness the value of IoT with your existing device infrastructure through Zatar, visit the booth at ARM TechCon or go to www.zatar.com.

    About Zebra Technologies
    A global leader respected for innovation and reliability, Zebra Technologies Corporation offers technologies that give a virtual voice to an organization's assets, people and transactions, enabling organizations to unlock greater business value. The company's extensive portfolio of marking and printing solutions, including RFID and real-time location solutions, illuminates mission-critical information to help customers take smarter business actions. For more information about Zebra's solutions, visit www.zebra.com.

    About ARM
    ARM is at the heart of the world's most advanced digital products. Our technology enables the creation of new markets and transformation of industries and society. We design scalable, energy efficient-processors and related technologies to deliver the intelligence in applications ranging from sensors to servers, including smartphones, tablets, enterprise infrastructure and the Internet of Things.

    Our innovative technology is licensed by ARM Partners who have shipped more than 50 billion Systems on Chip (SoCs) containing our intellectual property since the company began in 1990. Together with our Connected Community, we are breaking down barriers to innovation for developers, designers and engineers, ensuring a fast, reliable route to market for leading electronics companies. Learn more and join the conversation at http://community.arm.com.

    Contact:
    Stephanie Kneisler
    Zebra Technologies Corporation
    PR Manager
    847-970-2470
    skneisler@zebra.com

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    Honor Domestic Violence Awareness Month by Donating No-Longer-Used Cell Phones To HopeLineHopeLine Program Has Collected More than 10.8 million Phones, Distributed More Than $21.4 million in Cash Grants Nationally

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- October is national Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM) and Verizon Wireless is encouraging all Alabamians to donate old phones to the company's HopeLine((R)) program to support victims and local domestic violence organizations throughout the state. HopeLine from Verizon puts the nation's most reliable wireless network to work in the community by turning no-longer-used wireless phones into support for victims of domestic violence.

    Victims of domestic violence need help and the simple donation of a no-longer-used phone can be that lifeline. Alabama has one of the highest domestic violence rates in the country. According to statistics recently compiled by the Alabama Criminal Justice Information Center, domestic violence constituted 16 percent of overall violent offenses reported in 2013. Verizon has a longstanding commitment to raising awareness of domestic violence and aiding in its prevention in the state, working with many organizations to help domestic violence victims including Governor Bentley's office and the Alabama Coalition Against Domestic Violence.

    Proceeds from the HopeLine program are used to provide wireless phones and airtime to victims of domestic violence and cash grants to local shelters and non-profit organizations that focus on domestic violence prevention, awareness and advocacy. Consumers can donate their phones at Verizon Wireless Communications Stores or by mail using the postage-paid mailing label available at www.verizonwireless.com/hopeline.

    "With nearly one in three women in the U.S. having experienced physical violence by an intimate partner, domestic violence is a very serious issue in Alabama and across the country," said Jonathan LeCompte, president - Georgia/Alabama Region, Verizon Wireless. "Verizon has a long history of raising awareness of domestic violence and taking action to aid in its prevention. During DVAM this year, we encourage all Alabamians to dig through their drawers, find no-longer-used phones and donate them to HopeLine."

    Since the launch of the HopeLine phone recycling program in 2001, HopeLine from Verizon has collected more than 10.8 million phones, given out more than $21.4 million in cash grants, and distributed more than 180,000 phones for use by domestic violence survivors.

    For more information about HopeLine from Verizon and to learn how to organize a HopeLine drive during DVAM, go to www.verizonwireless.com/hopeline.

    About Verizon Wireless
    Verizon Wireless operates the nation's largest and most reliable 4G LTE network. As the largest wireless company in the U.S., Verizon Wireless serves 104.6 million retail customers, including 98.6 million retail postpaid customers. Verizon Wireless is wholly owned by Verizon Communications Inc. . For more information, visit www.verizonwireless.com. For the latest news and updates about Verizon Wireless, visit our News Center at http://www.verizonwireless.com/news or follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/VZWNews.

    Verizon Wireless

    CONTACT: Kate Jay, Verizon Wireless, 678-339-4828,
    Kate.jay@verizonwireless.com, @VZWKate on Twitter

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    Unisys Announces Date of Third-Quarter 2014 Financial Results and Conference Call

    BLUE BELL, Pa., Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Unisys Corporation said today that it will release its third-quarter 2014 financial results on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 after the close of trading on the New York Stock Exchange. Following the release, Unisys will host a conference call with the financial community from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Eastern Time to discuss the results.

    The company will offer a live, listen-only Webcast of the conference call on the Unisys Investor Web site at www.unisys.com/investor. A replay of the Webcast will be available on the Unisys Investor Web site shortly following the conference call.

    About Unisys
    Unisys is a global information technology company that solves complex IT challenges at the intersection of modern and mission critical. We work with many of the world's largest companies and government organizations to secure and keep their mission-critical operations running at peak performance; streamline and transform their data centers; enhance support to their end users and constituents; and modernize their enterprise applications. We do this while protecting and building on their legacy IT investments. Our offerings include outsourcing and managed services, systems integration and consulting services, high-end server technology, cybersecurity and cloud management software, and maintenance and support services. Unisys has more than 23,000 employees serving clients around the world. For more information, visit www.unisys.com.

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    Unisys is a registered trademark of Unisys Corporation. Any other brand and product referenced herein is acknowledged to be a trademark or registered trademark of its respective holder.

    Unisys Corporation

    CONTACT: Media, Jim Kerr, 215-986-5795, jim.kerr@unisys.com; or Investors,
    Niels Christensen, 215-986-6651, niels.christensen@unisys.com

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




    Whirlpool Corporation Spotlights U.S. Investments in Support of Manufacturing DayCompany's pledge of $1 billion in investment includes recent undertakings in Ohio, Iowa and Tennessee

    BENTON HARBOR, Mich., Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In recognition of Manufacturing Day on October 3, Whirlpool Corporation reiterated the company's investment in American manufacturing and will salute its manufacturing employees for their hard work, dedication and shared commitment.

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    Whirlpool Corporation currently employs approximately 15,000 U.S. manufacturing workers. Eighty percent of the products Whirlpool sells in the U.S. are made in the U.S. In 2010, the company committed to invest $1 billion in its U.S. footprint through 2014, and is on track to surpass that goal. This includes upgrades to its manufacturing facilities in Iowa, Ohio, Oklahoma and Tennessee, and a new office complex in the company's Michigan headquarters community. Additionally:

    --  A $40 million investment to nearly double the size of its Greenville,
    Ohio, small appliance manufacturing operations. Expansion is expected to
    generate approximately 400 new jobs by 2018, bringing the facility to a
    total workforce of about 1,400 employees.
    --  A $20 million investment in its Amana, Iowa, refrigeration plant to
    drive improved productivity and efficiency.
    --  An $18.8 million capital improvements investment at the Tulsa, Oklahoma,
    facility, adding about 150 jobs.
    --  A $200 million investment in a one million square foot state-of-the art
    premium cooking products manufacturing plant and 400,000 square foot
    distribution center in Cleveland, Tennessee, that opened in 2012.
    

    "More than a century after Whirlpool Corporation's founding in the United States, we are proud to showcase our continued investment in the advanced manufacturing jobs in our U.S. production facilities," said Jim Keppler, vice president, Integrated Supply Chain & Quality for Whirlpool Corporation. "This is a great opportunity for the public to learn more about the key role that their local manufacturing facilities play to keep the American economy moving forward."

    Manufacturing Day provides manufacturers with the opportunity to open their doors and offer an inside look at manufacturing in America. The goal is to increase knowledge and improve the public perception of manufacturing careers and manufacturing's importance to the U.S. economy. Manufacturing Day seeks to connect future generations with manufacturers and provide the education and resources necessary to ensure the long-term prosperity of the manufacturing industry.

    About Whirlpool Corporation
    Whirlpool Corporation is the world's leading global manufacturer and marketer of major home appliances, with annual sales of approximately $19 billion in 2013, 69,000 employees, and 59 manufacturing and technology research centers around the world. The company markets Whirlpool, Maytag, KitchenAid, Jenn-Air, Amana, Brastemp, Consul, Bauknecht and other major brand names. We earn the trust of consumers in nearly every country by focusing on what matters most. Additional information about the company can be found at http://www.whirlpoolcorp.com.

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    RE/MAX Expands Digital Marketing CapabilitiesEnhanced Design Center from Imprev Helps Agents Better Engage Buyers and Sellers

    DENVER, Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- RE/MAX, LLC will significantly expand the digital marketing content it provides its 75,000-plus agents in the U.S. and Canada. The Premium Services package provided by Imprev is now available at no additional cost to agents using the award-winning RE/MAX Design Center, a web-based marketing tool.

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    The Premium Services package includes two-dozen highly targeted digital and print drip marketing campaigns, as well as Single Property Websites and YouTube compatible listing videos.

    "The new content available through Design Center will provide another competitive advantage to our agents," said RE/MAX, LLC CEO Margaret Kelly. "This valuable tool continues to revolutionize agent marketing with innovations that leverage the power of the RE/MAX brand."

    The RE/MAX Design Center is a comprehensive marketing platform that enables agents to connect with consumers through mobile, social, video in addition to traditional marketing channels, with a broad array of digital and print marketing content - all in one application.

    "RE/MAX agents know that success comes from connecting with and engaging home buyers and sellers and their Design Center has been at the core of that strategy for nearly a decade," said Imprev CEO Renwick Congdon. "RE/MAX was at the forefront of the industry when it debuted the Design Center and remains there because of the highly collaborative, long-term relationship we enjoy. RE/MAX has been a great partner over the years and everyone at Imprev is proud of the work we've done together."

    Congdon notes that the new RE/MAX email and print drip marketing campaigns speak to the interests of target demographics including active sellers, move up buyers, real estate investors, downsizers and more. The newly designed Single Property Websites give RE/MAX agents the ability to showcase properties in a familiar and interactive way, while the new YouTube listing videos were inspired by the RE/MAX "Dream with Your Eyes Open" advertising campaign.

    These additions come on the heels of recently created digital listing presentations for RE/MAX and The RE/MAX Collection for luxury properties. The eMagazine-style listing presentations allow agents to interact with prospective sellers on a tablet device. There is also a recruiting presentation designed specifically for brokers.

    About the RE/MAX Network:
    RE/MAX was founded in 1973 by Dave and Gail Liniger, with an innovative, entrepreneurial culture affording its agents and franchisees the flexibility to operate their businesses with great independence. Over 96,000 agents provide RE/MAX a global reach of more than 95 countries. Nobody sells more real estate than RE/MAX.

    RE/MAX, LLC, one of the world's leading franchisors of real estate brokerage services, is a subsidiary of RE/MAX Holdings, Inc. .

    With a passion for the communities in which its agents live and work, RE/MAX is proud to have raised more than $140 million for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals((R)) and other charities.

    For more information about RE/MAX, to search home listings or find an agent in your community, please visit www.remax.com.

    For the latest news about RE/MAX, please visit www.remax.com/newsroom.

    About Imprev:
    Imprev, Inc. is the largest provider of private label marketing solutions to the real estate industry today. Imprev delivers innovative marketing solutions, including automation, custom Marketing Centers and digital apps, delivered by the industry's most advanced and stable platform. Known for the highest quality and broadest array of marketing digital and print products in the industry, Imprev products allow agents to self-publish digital, print, video, multimedia, online and email advertising and communications in one place. Established in 2000, Imprev is headquartered in Bellevue, Wash., with more information at www.imprev.com.

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    CONTACT: Shaun White, Vice President, Public Relations, RE/MAX, LLC,
    303-796-3405, shaunwhite@remax.com, www.remax.com/newsroom; Kevin Hawkins
    for Imprev, Inc., 206-866-1220, kevin@kevinhawkinspr.com

    Web site: http://www.remax.com/
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    ARM Achieves 50X Faster OS Boot-Up on Mali GPU Development using Cadence Palladium XP Platform with ARM Fast ModelsCadence Palladium Hybrid solution enabled 10X speed-up in hardware-software co-development and reduced OS boot-up to test time from hours to minutes

    SAN JOSE, Calif., Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cadence Design Systems, Inc. , a leader in global electronic design innovation, today announced that ARM(R) utilized Cadence(R) Palladium(R) Hybrid technology and ARM Fast Models to achieve a 50X faster OS boot-up during the development of its ARM Mali(TM)-T760 GPU. Compared to the previous emulation only solution, this resulted in up to 10X speed-up of overall hardware-software testing. This increased speed reduced ARM's time from OS boot-up to test from hours to minutes, improving turnaround time and system quality.

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    "Early hardware-software co-development is critical in the design process for advanced, highly integrated projects," said Hobson Bullman, general manager, development solutions group, ARM. "By using Cadence Palladium Hybrid technology to combine ARM Mali-T760 emulation with ARM Fast Models, we reduced the OS boot-up time, allowing us to run more extensive system-level software workloads and improve product quality."

    Part of the Cadence System Development Suite, the Palladium XP platform is the industry's first high-performance, special-purpose verification computing platform that unifies best-in-class simulation acceleration and emulation capabilities in a single environment. Palladium Hybrid technology was introduced in September 2013 and is currently available in production. For more information on Palladium Hybrid technology, visit www.cadence.com/news/pxp.

    About Cadence

    Cadence enables global electronic design innovation and plays an essential role in the creation of today's integrated circuits and electronics. Customers use Cadence software, hardware, IP, and services to design and verify advanced semiconductors, consumer electronics, networking and telecommunications equipment, and computer systems. The company is headquartered in San Jose, Calif., with sales offices, design centers, and research facilities around the world to serve the global electronics industry. More information about the company, its products, and services is available here.

    (C) 2014 Cadence Design Systems, Inc. All rights reserved worldwide. Cadence, the Cadence logo, and Palladium are registered trademarks of Cadence Design Systems, Inc. in the United States and other countries. ARM is a registered trademark of ARM Limited (or its subsidiaries) in the EU and/or elsewhere. Mali is a trademark of ARM Limited (or its subsidiaries) in the EU and/or elsewhere. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

    For more information, please contact:
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    3 Tips on How to Pitch Your Infographics

    NEW YORK, Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- With the concept of content marketing skyrocketing over the past several years, small businesses now have a greater opportunity to create informative content that helps to solidify their brand and spread their message. If done well, one such form of content - infographics - takes the best of text, multimedia and design to create a visual shorthand that tells a story that begs to be shared. However, even the best infographic won't get off the ground if it's pitched to the wrong publication or website.

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    In his latest article, Marc Prosser, publisher at Fit Small Business, suggests utilizing a three tip approach that he follows when accepting infographic submissions for his website:

    1. Relevancy: Would my audience be interested in the topic?
    2. Quality: Is the information accurate and well presented?
    3. Story: Is there an interesting tidbit that I can add to the infographic?
    

    For an example of an infographic email pitch that didn't crash and burn, head on over to PR Newswire's Small Business PR Toolkit and read Prosser's latest article, "Top 3 Ways on How to Pitch an Infographic to a Publication": http://bit.ly/1vx1Ur6

    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. www.prnewswire.com

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    4 Tactics PR, Content Marketing and Journalism Pros Should Use to Improve Digital Message VisibilityLessons for content creators from a new study of search ranking factors can inform design and format of articles, press releases and other digital content

    NEW YORK, Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Content quality is playing a central role in Google's search rank algorithm, along with user actions such as click-through rates and social sharing, according to the newly-published 2014 Ranking Factors Study from Searchmetrics. Communicators charged with creating and publishing online content can improve message visibility and campaign results by keeping the key search rank factors identified in the study top of mind when developing messages slated for digital publication.

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    Key tactics for better campaign results

    Many of the top signals Google takes into account are derived from the actions an audience takes upon consuming digital content, such as the number of times they follow links served up in a message, or the number of times they share it with their social networks. Search engines interpret user actions as important indicators of content quality, working on the assumption that people won't like, share, post or click on content they don't consider useful or interesting.

    The opportunity for communicators is clear. Developing quality content that inspires audience interactions will improve results for the publisher. Using top search rank factors to guide content tactics is an important first step. Four tactics almost anyone charged with authoring blog posts, articles, press releases or other digital content can use to generate more message visibility and interaction include:

    1. Encourage click-throughs by embedding a clear and prominent call to
    action ("CTA") in your content.  While this is old hat for marketers,
    many PR pros don't think about embedding CTAs in the press releases they
    issue.  They should, because when they distribute a press release online
    via a network like PR Newswire's, that message will appears on hundreds
    if not thousands of third party web sites, exposing it to public
    audiences.  Embedding a call to action in the form of a link toward the
    top of the page (right after the first or second paragraph) effectively
    creates a distributed portal directly back to the web site the release is
    promoting.
    2. Employ multiple visuals:  Multiple visuals capture more attention for the
    message and increase the potential for additional message amplification
    when people share individual visual elements socially (thus creating
    pathways back to the core message.)  (Related reading:
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    3. Write naturally, using a mix of keywords, key phrases and related
    acronyms.  Don't repeat the same word or phrase over and over - doing so
    is boring for your readers, and can make the content look like spam to
    search engines.
    4. Go long.  Goggle is placing a premium on long-form content, giving brands
    permission (and incentive) to explore and expand upon ideas in depth.
    One important note - just because a piece of content is longer doesn't
    automatically mean that it's going to generate more visibility.  Length
    means nothing if the content isn't robust.
    

    For more details, tactics and analysis, as well as a slide deck offering examples, see the original post "Content Quality Drives Search Rank & Visibility," here: http://prn.to/2014PRSEO

    Quality content can produce the signals that help will drive the website to the top of the search results page and, along the way, generate earned media, influence buyer journeys and drive the sort of social sharing and user actions that amplify messages and drive brand stories deep into new audiences. The result? Lasting visibility for the message and better return on the PR and marketing investment for the brand.

    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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    Sarah Skerik
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    Leaders Gather at National Summit for a Dialogue on Domestic ViolenceVerizon and When Georgia Smiled host A Day to Connect, Inspire and Heal

    BASKING RIDGE, N.J. and LOS ANGELES, Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Hundreds of domestic violence prevention leaders from across the country will gather on the legendary Paramount Studios lot Friday, Oct. 3 for A Day to Connect, Inspire and Heal - the follow up to the groundbreaking summit held in 2013. The event is being hosted by Verizon in partnership with When Georgia Smiled: The Robin McGraw Revelation Foundation and provides a platform for thought leaders to discuss current issues facing the domestic violence prevention community and highlight positive solutions.

    The Summit will be streamed live from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. PT at bit.ly/dvsummit2014. Viewers can participate in the conversation by submitting their questions to the expert panelists and moderators through social media using the hashtag #DVSummit14.

    Thought leaders joining the conversation include Robin McGraw, CEO of When Georgia Smiled: The Robin McGraw Revelation Foundation; Dr. Phil McGraw; Christi Paul, news anchor and correspondent for CNN and HLN; Beverly Gooden, creator of the #WhyIStayed movement; Chris Johnson, Super Bowl champion and former Baltimore Ravens player and more. The program consists of five panel conversations with topics such as trauma, direct services, public perception, technology and corporate social responsibility.

    --  Connecting the Dots: Shaping Public Perception about Domestic Violence
    

    For too long, the headlines have been filled with stories of high-profile cases of domestic violence - sparking conversations on the news and in social media. This conversation will explore the opportunity that exists for the field to build mutually beneficial relationships with influencers that will help reshape the conversations taking place around domestic violence. Panelists will also discuss the role influencers play in shaping public perception around key issues.

    --  Inspired to Create Change: A Case Study in Corporate Social
    Responsibility
    

    Verizon is committed to using the innovative power of its technology and resources to address critical social issues like domestic violence. Explored within this important conversation will be the relationship between corporations and nonprofit organizations working together to tackle the big issues facing our society. In addition, it will highlight how Verizon leverages the passion of its employees to help end domestic violence.

    --  Healing Trauma: Treating the Invisible Wounds
    

    The more we learn about the brain, the more we learn about the devastating effects of untreated trauma. Trauma comes in many forms and can impact people in many different ways. This dynamic discussion will explore the impact of early life trauma, how our brains process trauma and how to best treat trauma related to domestic violence prevention, survivors and perpetrators.

    --  Connected Solutions: Keeping Pace with Technology
    

    This conversation will take an in depth look at the dual role technology plays in domestic violence. Explored will be the two sides of technology: how technology is being used as a tool in relationships to control and intimidate, and how technology is helping to save lives and educate with innovative apps. Some of the best technology products and services available will be highlighted through real life testimony and case studies.

    --  Inspiring Models: The Evolution of Direct Services
    

    Over the last 40 years, the role of the direct service provider has evolved. This conversation will look at what comprehensive, direct services look like in today's society. The conversation will also explore the role that public perception plays when providing direct services in the community. We'll feature innovative solutions and providers will discuss what's needed to continue to make advancements in the field.

    About Verizon Wireless
    Verizon Wireless operates the nation's largest and most reliable 4G LTE network. As the largest wireless company in the U.S., Verizon Wireless serves 104.6 million retail customers, including 98.6 million retail postpaid customers. Verizon Wireless is wholly owned by Verizon Communications Inc. . For more information, visit www.verizonwireless.com. For the latest news and updates about Verizon Wireless, visit our News Center at http://www.verizonwireless.com/news or follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/VZWNews.

    Verizon Wireless

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    LeapFrog's New LeapBand Wearable Activity Tracker Honored On The TTPM 2014 Most Wanted Holiday ListSelected by industry experts, LeapFrog's wearable activity tracker designed for children, LeapBand, named as one of the top holiday items for kids

    EMERYVILLE, Calif., Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- LeapFrog Enterprises, Inc. , the leader in children's educational entertainment, today announced that its new wearable activity tracker for kids, LeapBand, was honored by TTPM as a Most Wanted holiday toy. The annual Most Wanted list designated by TTPM, the leading online resource for all things play, recognizes the holiday's most in-demand toys and children's lifestyle products.

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    "Every year, we evaluate thousands of children's products and only a select few make our holiday Most Wanted list," said Jim Silver, CEO/editor in chief at TTPM. "LeapFrog has a long history of developing innovative educational entertainment solutions and LeapBand is another example of this legacy. LeapBand is going to be a top-selling item this holiday so parents who want to have it for their child this holiday should get it early."

    "We are thrilled to have LeapBand recognized as a top holiday item for kids by the esteemed TTPM industry experts," said John Barbour, chief executive officer at LeapFrog. "LeapBand encourages and rewards children to get up and active in a fun way, engaging them in activities and games that teach healthy habits. Our incredibly talented team is singularly focused on delivering the highest quality learning experiences possible, and inclusion on the Most Wanted list for the seventh consecutive year is further validation of our mission to help every child reach their potential."

    The TTPM team of experts and toy industry veterans select toys based on their value, longevity and entertainment features. The LeapBand wearable activity tracker rose to the top as a top toy this year among thousands of submissions.

    Fit Made Fun with LeapBand!

    Inspired by the Partnership for a Healthier America and First Lady Michelle Obama's Let's Move! initiative, the LeapBand activity tracker gets kids moving and having fun with 50 different challenges, tracking a child's physical moves so the more active a child is, the more points they earn with their virtual pet. As the child earns points through active play, they can unlock additional levels of play and virtual rewards for their on-screen pet. LeapBand has an adjustable wrist strap designed with children in mind, and high-tech features including a built-in accelerometer, a high-resolution color screen, a rechargeable battery and water-resistant design, making it the ultimate activity wearable for kids.

    Availability

    The LeapBand activity tracker (MSRP $39.99, for children 4 to 7 years old) is available in green, pink and blue online and at major retail locations. Additional activities and challenges are free and available for download via LeapFrog Connect for LeapBand. For more information, visit www.leapfrog.com/leapband.

    About LeapFrog

    LeapFrog Enterprises, Inc. is the leader in educational entertainment for children. For nearly 20 years, LeapFrog has created award-winning learning solutions that combine educational expertise, innovative technology and a child's love for fun. With experiences that are personalized to each child's level, LeapFrog helps children achieve their potential through LeapFrog's proprietary learning tablets, learn to read and write systems, interactive learning toys and more, all designed or approved by LeapFrog's full-time in-house team of learning experts. LeapFrog's Learning Path, the ultimate guide for parents on early childhood, is designed specifically to help support and guide their child's learning with personalized ideas and feedback, fun activities and expert advice. LeapFrog is based in Emeryville, California, and was founded in 1995 by a father who revolutionized technology-based learning solutions to help his child learn how to read. Learn more at www.leapfrog.com.

    TM & (C) 2014 LeapFrog Enterprises, Inc. All rights reserved.

    About TTPM

    TTPM is the #1 source for all things play where consumers can research and find the best playthings. TTPM is the only site that combines expert reviews (video and written) with live price comparison, sales notifications, one-click purchasing, and product availability at major retailers including Amazon, Wal-Mart, Target, Toys"R"Us, Babies"R"Us, buybuy BABY, GameStop, Best Buy, Sports Authority, Modell's Sporting Goods, PetSmart, and Wag.com.Shop for Kids app by TTPM allows consumers to shop for toys, games, baby products, sporting goods, electronics, and more gifts for kids. Shoppers can search, browse, or scan a product's barcode to see expert video reviews and up-to-the-minute price comparisons from major online retailers. Shoppers can also see if an item is in stock and click through to buy from the retailer of their choice or bookmark the item to revisit later. The seasoned TTPM editorial team reviews thousands of products each year, providing comprehensive video and written reviews of toys, baby products, kids' electronics, sporting goods, and family friendly video games, apps, books, and movies. The TTPM team can also be found on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest, Instagram, and Google+.

    Media Contacts: Monica Ma Kellie Samson LeapFrog Enterprises, Inc. LeapFrog Enterprises, Inc. 510-596-3437 510-420-5324 mma@leapfrog.com ksamson@leapfrog.com

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    Atmel Joins Forces with ARM on Internet of Things Development PlatformAdoption of ARM(R) mbed(TM) Platform Provides Designers an Extensive Portfolio of Hardware, Software and Tools for IoT Applications Ranging from Wearables to Consumer, Industrial and White Goods

    SAN JOSE, Calif., Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today at ARM TechCon, Atmel(R) Corporation , a global leader in microcontroller (MCU) and touch technology solutions, is announcing a partnership with ARM on the mbed device platform for the Internet of Things (IoT).

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    This partnership broadens the ecosystem support for developers using Atmel's portfolio of secure, low-power and cost-effective wireless connectivity solutions, specifically the Atmel SmartConnect Wi-Fi and 802.15.4-compliant solutions. Additionally, IoT developers for smart wearables, connected appliances, home automation systems and more can now bring their products faster to market.

    Built around open standards, the mbed platform combines Internet protocols, security and standards-based manageability into one integrated system, and gathers silicon, cloud and device partners in one community. Atmel | SMART SAMR21 and WINC1500 customers now gain access to the mbed OS software platform, which includes command-line tools, a low-power HAL, as well as advanced networking protocols like 6LoWPAN and Thread to significantly accelerate IoT development.

    "The ARM mbed IoT Device Platform simplifies the development and deployment of next-generation IoT devices and cloud services," said Krisztian Flautner, general manager, IoT business, ARM. "The integration of Atmel's wireless technology with the mbed platform allows IoT developers to rapidly create devices that communicate across a mesh network with cloud services. This will drive the acceleration of the IoT in consumers and industrial markets."

    "As a leader in the IoT market, Atmel is committed to enabling developers of all levels the opportunity to bring their IoT devices quickly to market," said Steve Pancoast, vice president of software applications, tools and development at Atmel Corporation. "In this fragmented market place, we are leading the charge to bring easy-to-use hardware, software, development tools and platform solutions to market and enabling our IoT developers more time to focus on critical features in their design. By partnering with ARM on their mbed platform, we've taken another step towards making the 50 billion devices for the IoT market a reality."

    More information on the ARM mbed platform is available at http://mbed.org/.

    More Information

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    About Atmel

    Atmel Corporation is a worldwide leader in the design and manufacture of microcontrollers, capacitive touch solutions, advanced logic, mixed-signal, nonvolatile memory and radio frequency (RF) components. Leveraging one of the industry's broadest intellectual property (IP) technology portfolios, Atmel is able to provide the electronics industry with intelligent and connected solutions focused on the industrial, consumer, communications, computing and automotive markets.

    (C) 2014 Atmel Corporation. All Rights Reserved. Atmel((R)), Atmel logo and combinations thereof, AVR(R) and others are registered trademarks or trademarks of Atmel Corporation or its subsidiaries. Other terms and product names may be trademarks of others.

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    Verizon Calls on South Carolinians to Help End AbuseLeading wireless provider donates $157,000 for South Carolina domestic violence programs in 2014, creates simple ways communities can participate in Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

    GREENVILLE, S.C., Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Violence Policy Center's most recent report ranks South Carolina second in the U.S. for rate of women killed by men, with a rate nearly double the national average. This October, Verizon is working with partners throughout South Carolina to raise awareness and create new opportunities for the community to support the cause. The company has donated nearly $157,000 to South Carolina domestic violence prevention efforts year-to-date.

    Through its HopeLine program, as well as through the Verizon Foundation, the wireless provider has supported domestic violence initiatives across South Carolina with funding, and in addition to cash grants, donated cell phones and wireless service to shelters that serve women who need a way to stay connected to loved ones when leaving abusive relationships. HopeLine, Verizon's cell phone recycling program, turns no-longer used wireless devices, batteries and chargers into support for domestic violence agencies. Phones donated in South Carolina directly benefit the state's domestic violence shelters on an on-going basis.

    "This October, we observe Domestic Violence Awareness Month amid one of the most widespread conversations about the issue I have ever witnessed," said Jerry Fountain, president for Verizon Wireless in the Carolinas and Tennessee. "Verizon has been focused on domestic violence prevention and awareness since 2001, and we're proud to support these incredible organizations who are making a difference in our communities. In this monumental year, we're introducing new ways any person can contribute to changing the culture."

    To get involved, South Carolinians can donate no-longer used cell phones at any Verizon Wireless store. Verizon ensures personal information is erased from all donated devices before refurbishing or recycling them in an environmentally friendly way and putting the proceeds to work for domestic violence agencies.

    Social media users can share a message of hope with a victim of domestic violence using the hashtag #VoicesHavePower. For each message shared, Verizon will earmark $3 for domestic violence prevention. Additionally, Verizon has partnered with manufacturers like Logitech, Otterbox and LG to create a line of purple, HopeLine-branded wireless accessories, the color designated for DVAM. For each sale of these items in October, Verizon will donate an additional $3 toward prevention efforts.

    The following organizations benefitted from Verizon grants and/or donations of cell phones and wireless service this year:

    Citizens Opposed to Domestic Abuse (CODA), Beaufort
    The Children's Museum of the Upstate, Greenville
    The Family Effect, Greenville
    Florence Crittenton Program, Charleston
    Georgetown Family Justice Center, Georgetown
    Golden Strip Emergency Relief & Resource Agency, Greenville
    Greenville Little Theatre, Greenville
    Goodwill Industries, Greenville
    Killingsworth, Inc., Columbia
    Little Steps, Greenville
    Marys House, Easley
    My Sister's House, Charleston
    New Foundations Home for Children, Anderson
    Pee Dee Coalition, Florence
    Safe Harbor, Greenville
    Safe Passage, Rock Hill
    Safe Homes Rape Crisis Coalition, Spartanburg
    Sexual Assault and Violence Intervention and Prevention, Columbia
    Sistercare, Columbia
    The Women's Shelter, Columbia

    About Verizon Wireless
    Verizon Wireless operates the nation's largest and most reliable 4G LTE network. As the largest wireless company in the U.S., Verizon Wireless serves 104.6 million retail customers, including 98.6 million retail postpaid customers. Verizon Wireless is wholly owned by Verizon Communications Inc. . For more information, visit www.verizonwireless.com. For the latest news and updates about Verizon Wireless, visit our News Center at http://www.verizonwireless.com/news or follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/VZWNews.

    About the Verizon Foundation

    The Verizon Foundation is focused on accelerating social change by using the company's innovative technology to help solve pressing problems in education, healthcare and energy management. Since 2000, the Verizon Foundation has invested more than half a billion dollars to improve the communities where Verizon employees work and live. Verizon's employees are generous with their donations and their time, having logged more than 6.8 million hours of service to make a positive difference in their communities. For more information about Verizon's philanthropic work, visit www.verizonfoundation.org ; or for regular updates, visit the Foundation on Facebook (www.facebook.com/verizonfoundation) and Twitter (www.twitter.com/verizongiving).

    Verizon Communications Inc. , headquartered in New York, is a global leader in delivering broadband and other wireless and wireline communications services to consumer, business, government and wholesale customers. Verizon Wireless operates America's most reliable wireless network, with more than 101 million retail connections nationwide. Verizon also provides converged communications, information and entertainment services over America's most advanced fiber-optic network, and delivers integrated business solutions to customers in more than 150 countries. A Dow 30 company with nearly $116 billion in 2012 revenues, Verizon employs a diverse workforce of 178,300. For more information, visit www.verizon.com.

    VERIZON'S ONLINE NEWS CENTER: Verizon news releases, executive speeches and biographies, media contacts and other information are available at Verizon's online News Center at newscenter.verizon.com . The news releases are available through an RSS feed. To subscribe, visit newscenter.verizon.com/corporate/feeds.

    Verizon Wireless

    CONTACT: Karen Schulz, 864.987.2006, karen.schulz@verizonwireless.com

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




    Logicalis US Identifies Four Key Benefits to the Software Defined Data CenterSolution Provider Shows IT Pros How to Eliminate Infrastructure Complexity through Automation Simplicity

    NEW YORK, Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As the data center grows more complex and more central to meeting organizations' business needs, old technologies and processes may not be up to the task. That's why savvy IT professionals are deploying virtualization management tools, software-defined networks and storage, and converged infrastructures for their organizations. They are setting the foundation for the Software Defined Data Center (SDDC) that is in their future. Logicalis US, an international IT solutions and managed services provider (www.us.logicalis.com), has identified four key benefits to the Software Defined Data Center that will help CIOs wrestling with tough choices make the decision to move from a manual to an automated data center infrastructure and environment.

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    "The Software Defined Data Center levels the playing field for underlying compute, networking and storage infrastructures, bringing together infrastructures that may be currently independent or siloed and turning them into a singularly controllable environment," says Samad Ali, Vice President of the HP Business Group for Logicalis US. "This data center environment can then be centrally monitored and managed using smart tools like HP OneView integrated with VMware's vCenter Server and vCenter Operations Management Suite. Now collaborative decision-making can be implemented via a single console to accurately direct resources and network profiles and create subtle changes that can deliver significant improvements."

    Four Key Benefits to the Software Defined Data Center

    1. Provides a business-focused approach. Shifting from a technology or
    devices approach to one that supports how people work both within the
    data center and throughout the organization is one of the main benefits
    to the SDDC. The SDDC automates the delivery of your IT resources through
    a unified process - so your data center operates the way you want, not
    the way component or siloed technologies demand.
    2. Simplifies data center management.Simpler is better. Rather than using
    multiple tools to manage the variety of technologies in today's data
    center - from servers to switches to storage devices - the SDDC provides
    a single platform for monitoring, updating and scaling server, storage
    and networking resources.
    3. Increases the speed of service delivery. The use of automation and
    software-defined mapping of server, storage and networking resources
    provides for greater agility, control, efficiency and reliability when
    deploying enterprise technology services.
    4. Extends benefits of automation and orchestration. With a
    properly-configured SDDC, you are poised to extend the benefits of
    automation and orchestration into any IT services delivery workflow. This
    means that previously complex IT services can be deployed in a standard,
    repeatable fashion.
    

    Want to Learn More?

    --  Download a data sheet on how Logicalis and its partners enable you to
    step up to the Software Defined Data Center: http://ow.ly/C7iG5.
    --  Visit Logicalis' Partner site and learn more about our work with key
    technology partners: http://ow.ly/C59pf.
    --  Watch a video about Logicalis Data Center Solutions with HP:
    http://ow.ly/C59tf.
    

    About Logicalis

    Logicalis is an international IT solutions and managed services provider with a breadth of knowledge and expertise in communications and collaboration, data center and cloud services, and managed services.

    Logicalis employs nearly 3,700 people worldwide, including highly trained service specialists who design, specify, deploy and manage complex ICT infrastructures to meet the needs of almost 6,000 corporate and public sector customers. To achieve this, Logicalis maintains strong partnerships with technology leaders such as Cisco, HP, IBM, CA Technologies, EMC, NetApp, Microsoft, VMware and ServiceNow.

    The Logicalis Group has annualized revenues of $1.6 billion, from operations in Europe, North America, Latin America and Asia Pacific, and is fast establishing itself as one of the leading IT and Communications solution integrators specializing in the areas of advanced technologies and services.

    The Logicalis Group is a division of Datatec Limited, listed on the Johannesburg and London AIM Stock Exchanges, with revenues of over $5 billion.

    For more information, visit www.us.logicalis.com.

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    To learn more about Logicalis activities through a variety of social media outlets, click here.

    Media contacts:
    Lisa Dreher, VP, Marketing & Business Development, Logicalis US
    lisa.dreher@us.logicalis.com
    425-201-8111
    www.us.logicalis.com

    Karen Franse, Communication Strategy Group for Logicalis US
    kfranse@gocsg.com
    866-997-2424
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    Konica Minolta Next Generation Informity Cloud-based Disaster Recovery System With "One Button" Restore

    WAYNE, N.J., Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Konica Minolta announced today the next-generation Informity cloud-based back up and disaster recovery solution. Adding to the Konica Minolta family of Primary Imaging Solutions, Informity is the fastest, most complete automated cloud backup and recovery solution for the ImagePilot family of solutions. Informity automatically creates a mirror image of the complete ImagePilot system, including all images, patient medical history and system settings. With the touch of "one button", the system is restored and users gain immediate access to all prior images for worry-free operation.

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    The solution is backed by one of the top rated service teams in the industry and is currently available for ImagePilot, ImagePilot Sigma and ImagePilot Aero all-in-one imaging solutions. Added economic value is achieved as Informity protects patient data and ensures data recovery in the event of a disaster or other system failure, providing business continuance and helping to assist in customer HIPAA compliance requirements.

    Another key feature is an expanded Collaboration Box that enhances clinical confidence by promoting web-based remote image sharing and physician collaboration. By utilizing Informity's Collaboration Box feature, users can share patient images and information via a web-based remote viewer to collaborate with other clinicians, such as referring physicians and specialists. Informity also helps facilities manage their ImagePilot system with Konica Minolta validated updates and antivirus software. It facilitates access to an information portal containing ImagePilot release notes, contract information, service history, and notifications from Konica Minolta.

    "Informity provides clinicians and practices with peace of mind knowing their patient data is safe and secure, and that Informity helps to assist them in their HIPAA compliance requirements regarding data security," says Tim Kearns, Senior Product Manager, IT, Konica Minolta Medical Imaging. "For our ImagePilot customers, Informity is the most complete and fastest automated cloud backup and recovery solution, backed by Konica Minolta -- one of the best service teams in the industry."

    About Konica Minolta Medical Imaging

    Konica Minolta Medical Imaging is a world class provider and market leader in medical diagnostic primary imaging. With over 75 years of endless innovation, Konica Minolta is globally recognized as a leader providing cutting-edge technologies and comprehensive support aimed at providing real solutions to meet customer's needs. Konica Minolta Medical Imaging, headquartered in Wayne, NJ, is a unit of Konica Minolta, Inc. . For more information on Konica Minolta Primary Imaging Solutions, please visit www.konicaminolta.com/medicalusa.

    Company name KONICA MINOLTA, INC. ------------ -------------------- Headquarters JP TOWER, 2-7-2 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan ------------ ---------------------------- Founded December 1936 ------- ------------- FY 2013 Revenue $9.4 Billion --------------- ------------ Number of employees Approx. 40,400 (2013) ------------------- -------------------- Business Lines The Konica Minolta Group operates in sectors ranging from business technologies, where our products are typified by MFPs (multi- functional peripherals), and Industrial Business (former Optics Business), where our products include pickup lenses for optical disks, and TAC film, a key material used in LCD panels, to healthcare, where we make digital X-ray diagnostic imaging systems. -------------- ---------------------------------

    Contact:
    Dennis Puccio
    Konica Minolta Medical Imaging
    973-633-1500
    www.konicaminolta.com/medicalusa

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    Vuzix' New Operating System Provides Compatibility between M100 Smart Glasses and Apple iOS DevicesCompany Readies Release of iOS Support for its M100 Smart Glasses

    ROCHESTER, N.Y., Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Vuzix(R) Corporation (OTCQB: VUZI), a leading supplier of Video Eyewear and Smart Glasses products in the consumer, commercial and entertainment markets, today announced that with the release of the OS 2.0 upgrade for the M100 Smart Glasses, compatibility with iOS devices is enabled and iPhone and iPad support is being prepared to ship. The M100 Smart Glasses Manager application for iOS is now in final test for submission to Apple for iTunes launch approval.

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    With iOS support, the M100 will connect seamlessly to most iOS devices including the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. The Smart Glasses Manager application allows the M100 to be controlled by iPhones and enables features like Bluetooth hands-free headset coms, streaming audio, and many other advanced M100 Smart Glasses capabilities including support for both M100 native applications and M100 legacy Android applications alike.

    "We delivered the M100 Smart Glasses OS 2.0 upgrade just in time for the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus launch. As many of our Enterprise customers use the iOS devices by corporate mandate, it is critical that our products support the iOS platform. The Vuzix M100 Smart Glasses Manager running on iOS allows seamless integration of our Smart Glasses for both iOS centric enterprise customers and avid prosumer customers alike." said Paul Travers, President and CEO of Vuzix.

    The Company's M100 Smart Glasses are effectively a wearable computer that provides solutions for hands-free computing in mobile applications. The M100 can also support advanced features like virtual and augmented reality needed in many enterprise applications like warehouse picking and plant floor machine maintenance. Managing these unique capabilities have been available only through connectivity with Android devices but with this new release, the M100 now has support for iOS devices including the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. Vuzix' award-winning M100 Smart Glasses contain a virtual display with an integrated camera and dual core ARM processing engine that is powerful enough to connect to the internet and run advanced applications on its own. With the M100 Smart Glasses Manager running on an iPhone, the M100 will now work in harmony with the iPhone as it was meant to be experienced.

    About Vuzix Corporation

    Vuzix is a leading supplier of Video Eyewear and Smart Glasses products in the consumer, commercial and entertainment markets.

    The Company's products include personal display and wearable computing devices that offer users a portable high quality viewing experience, provide solutions for mobility, wearable displays and virtual and augmented reality. Vuzix holds 39 patents and 10 additional patents pending and numerous IP licenses in the Video Eyewear field. The Company has won Consumer Electronics Show (or CES) awards for innovation for the years 2005 to 2014 and several wireless technology innovation awards among others. Founded in 1997, Vuzix is a public company (VUZI.QB) with offices in Rochester, NY, Oxford, UK and Tokyo, Japan.

    Forward-Looking Statements Disclaimer

    Certain statements contained in this news release are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and applicable Canadian securities laws. Forward looking statements contained in this release relate to and include the new technology and products that might evolve including the Company's new iOS support/release, among other things, and the Company's leadership in the Video Eyewear and AR display industry. They are generally identified by words such as "believes," "may," "expects," "anticipates," "should" and similar expressions. Readers should not place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements, which are based upon the Company's beliefs and assumptions as of the date of this release. The Company's actual results could differ materially due to risk factors and other items described in more detail in the "Risk Factors" section of the Company's Annual Reports and MD&A filed with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission and applicable Canadian securities regulators (copies of which may be obtained at www.sedar.com or www.sec.gov ). Subsequent events and developments may cause these forward-looking statements to change. The Company specifically disclaims any obligation or intention to update or revise these forward-looking statements as a result of changed events or circumstances that occur after the date of this release, except as required by applicable law.

    For further information

    Investor Relations Contact:

    Andrew Haag
    Managing Partner
    IRTH Communications
    vuzi@irthcommunications.com
    877-368-3566

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




    Orange Silicon Valley, Cellrox and Movius to Co-Exhibit Prototype Mobile Virtualization Solution at Interop NYCCompanies to Showcase Enterprise Mobility Solution Featuring Multi-Persona BYOD and Multiple Mobile Identities

    NEW YORK, Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cellrox, Orange Silicon Valley, a subsidiary of global telecommunications company Orange, and Movius Interactive Corporation, announced today that the three companies will co-exhibit at Interop New York, the leading independent technology conference and expo designed to inspire, inform and connect the world's IT community. The companies will present a prototype mobile virtualization and identity solution, which creates the ultimate balance between security, personalization and privacy, for enterprise mobility. The expo will take place October 1-2 at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York, and the companies will present at Booth #625.

    "Enterprises are struggling with the need to secure data and reduce risk while enabling productivity, protecting employees' privacy and supporting personal choice," said Dror Nadler, SVP of Sales & Strategic Alliances at Cellrox. "Our mobile virtualization solution finally allows enterprises to do all of these things. By creating multiple virtual phones on a single device, we've solved the conflict between security and privacy. With Movius and Orange, we're showcasing a full mobility solution that can fit the needs of any enterprise. We're excited to share it with the IT world at Interop."

    During Interop, Orange Silicon Valley, Cellrox and Movius will show how they are combining their technologies to provide a holistic enterprise mobility solution. The team will offer demonstrations and videos illustrating use cases. Experts from each company will be available to answer questions.

    Cellrox's mobile virtualization technology divides smartphones into multiple personas at the operating system level. By creating an impenetrable wall between the company's data and personal applications, Cellrox allows users to switch between work and play with a single tap. Enterprises can protect corporate data with military-grade encryptions while maintaining each employee's right to use personal applications. By creating two or more virtual instances on a single mobile device, Cellrox permits multiple use cases while balancing two conflicting agendas: corporate security and personal privacy.

    Movius's patented myIdentities solution complements Cellrox by allowing users to have two different phone lines on a single SIM, and removing any dependency on an underlying SIM, or need for wifi or cellular data channel. Movius can assign one business line to a corporate persona and a second line to a personal persona and these lines work on Cellular TDM or data or wifi. Each of these lines come fully enabled with associated messaging applications. Additionally, with split billing, employees can use their corporate persona with assurance that calls, texts and data use will not deplete their personal plan limits. Likewise, enterprises can offer voice, text and data plans on employee's personal phones while ensuring that they will be used only for business purposes and in a secure manner. "With Movius's multi-line myIdentities, while users get the most frictionless experience with complete control to manage different aspects of their lifestyles, the enterprise gets utmost flexibility to design a cost effective BYOD policy," said Amit Modi, CTO at Movius.

    Orange, a global provider of business services and telecommunications operator, has taken the lead in showcasing the prototype of this first-of-a-kind complete solutions stack with Cellrox and Movius's mobility solution as a service to enterprises. Christophe Francois, Vice President, Group Devices Team at Orange, commented, "We recognize that security, user privacy, and usability can all align with a solution that reflects how we work and play. We're excited to be able to demonstrate this proof of consent as we believe such an integrated solution addresses some key gaps found in current mobility solutions."

    To learn more about Cellrox, visit Cellrox.com.

    About Orange

    Orange is one of the world's leading telecommunications operators with sales of 41 billion euros in 2013 and has 161,000 employees worldwide at 30 June 2014, including 101,000 employees in France. Present in 30 countries, the Group has a total customer base of more than 236 million customers at 30 June 2014, including 179 million mobile customers and 16 million fixed broadband customers worldwide. Orange is also a leading provider of global IT and telecommunication services to multinational companies, under the brand Orange Business Services.

    Orange is listed on the NYSE Euronext Paris (symbol ORA) and on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol ORAN).

    For more information on the internet and on your mobile: www.orange.com, www.orange-business.com, livetv.orange.com or to follow us on Twitter: @orange, @orangegrouppr, @orangebusiness.

    Orange and any other Orange product or service names included in this material are trade marks of Orange Brand Services Limited.

    About Cellrox

    Cellrox is a pioneer in mobile virtualization and multi-persona solutions. The company's award-winning ThinVisor technology enables co-hosting of two or more individual, independent and secure virtual environments on a single mobile device. By creating an impenetrable wall between the different virtual instances, Cellrox enables proactive security and application transparency. With one phone, but two or more personas, users can switch between work and play with one tap. Cellrox was founded in 2011 by seasoned entrepreneurs and technology leaders. The company is privately held with headquarters located in Israel. For additional information, please visit www.cellrox.com or follow us on Twitter @Cellrox.

    About Movius

    Movius Interactive Corporation is a recognized leader in messaging and call completion solutions for telecommunication providers around the world. Its applications for converged messaging, and mobile identities enable service providers in developed and emerging markets to increase ARPU and market share. By continually innovating new services, Movius delivers its mission of Personalizing Communications. For more information, visit www.moviuscorp.com.

    Cellrox

    CONTACT: Vanessa Clarke, vanessa.clarke@orange.com, +44 7818 848 848

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




    MontaVista(R) Leads the ARM(R)s Processor Race with Software Support of Docker(R) Virtualization Technology

    SAN JOSE, Calif., Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- MontaVista(R) Software, LLC, a leader in Embedded Platform and Cloud Distribution Software, today announced support of Docker(R) virtualization technology in its Carrier Grade Edition 7 (CGE7) on ARM processors. As part of CGE7's advanced virtualization technology, MontaVista now supports Docker(R)as an alternative method to a hypervisor for virtualizing applications. MontaVista already supports traditional LXC containers, and has done so for many years. Docker(R)provides a method of container virtualization without the need for a hypervisor, and addresses a number of concerns that container technology had around security and multi-tenant isolation. With Docker(R)and CGE7, Enterprise and Service Provider customers can now use an alternative virtualization method to meet strict networking requirements around high performance, security and reliability - something traditional hypervisor solutions were not always able to collectively meet.

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    MontaVista will be demonstrating the support of Docker(R)virtualization technology at ARM TechCon on October 1-2, 2014 in booth 707, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in California. MontaVista will also be exhibiting their CGE7 development environment in their booth. We invite you come visit the booth or reserve a private meeting or demonstration by sending an email to sales@mvista.com.

    MontaVista is a major contributor to the Linaro Networking Group (LNG) founded by ARM and leading processor vendors. Linaro and MontaVista have been trailblazing support for ARM and are working closely with leading Telecom Equipment Manufacturers (TEM) that plan to launch networking products using ARM. With the support for Docker(R)and CGE7, TEMs can now provide their end customers an alternative option to meeting their virtualization requirements.

    "MontaVista already provides hypervisor virtualization support on CGE7 through its MV Cloud product. We are excited to continue being a leader in the Embedded Cloud market by providing our customers an additional virtualization option through the support of Docker(R)," said Monear Jalal, Sr. Director of Marketing for MontaVista Software, "Customers will now have the flexibility and choice in implementing reliable and suitable solutions to meet any of their virtualization needs."

    About MontaVista Software

    MontaVista Software, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Cavium, Inc., , is a leader in embedded Linux commercialization and cloud distribution software. For over 10 years, MontaVista has been helping embedded developers get the most out of open source by adding commercial quality, integration, hardware enablement, expert support, and the resources of the MontaVista development community. Because MontaVista customers enjoy faster time to market, more competitive device functionality, and lower total cost, more devices have been deployed with MontaVista than with any other Linux. To learn more, please visit www.mvista.com

    Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds in the United States and other countries. MontaVista is a registered trademark of MontaVista Software, Inc. All other names mentioned are trademarks, registered trademarks or service marks of their respective owners.

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    CONTACT: angel.atondo@cavium.com

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




    Universal Technical Institute Named to 2015 Military Friendly(R) Schools List for Fourth Straight Year-UTI recognized for world-class student support, academic accreditation, credit policies, flexibility and other accommodations to those who served-

    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Universal Technical Institute , the leading provider of post-secondary education for students seeking careers as professional automotive, diesel, collision repair, motorcycle and marine technicians, announced today that it has been designated a 2015 Military Friendly(R) School by Victory Media, the premier entity for military personnel transitioning into civilian life. This designation includes Universal Technical Institute, Motorcycle Mechanics Institute and Marine Mechanics Institute (MMI collectively) and NASCAR Technical Institute (NASCAR Tech).

    The Military Friendly(R) Schools designation is awarded to the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools in the country that are doing the most to embrace military students, and to dedicate resources to ensure their success in the classroom and after graduation. The methodology used for making the Military Friendly(R) Schools list has changed the student veteran landscape to one of greater transparency and has helped share best practices to support military students across the country.

    "The services we offer to support veteran students help to bridge the transition from a military setting to a meaningful civilian life," said John Decoteau, director of military admissions, UTI. "We are proud to be recognized for our commitment to help those who have served our country find opportunities to translate their skills to successful, stable post-military careers."

    Now in its sixth year, the 2015 list of Military Friendly(R) Schools was compiled through extensive research and a survey of more than schools nationwide approved for Post-9/11 GI Bill funding. The school survey, methodology, criteria and weightings are developed with the assistance of an independent Academic Advisory Board comprised of educators from schools across the country.

    About Universal Technical Institute, Inc.
    Headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, Universal Technical Institute, Inc. is the leading provider of post-secondary education for students seeking careers as professional automotive, diesel, collision repair, motorcycle and marine technicians. With more than 180,000 graduates in its 49-year history, UTI offers undergraduate degree, diploma and certificate programs at 11 campuses across the United States, as well as manufacturer-specific training programs at dedicated training centers. Through its campus-based school system, UTI provides specialized post-secondary education programs under the banner of several well-known brands, including Universal Technical Institute (UTI), Motorcycle Mechanics Institute and Marine Mechanics Institute (MMI) and NASCAR Technical Institute (NASCAR Tech). For more information, visit www.uti.edu. Like UTI on Facebook or follow UTI on Twitter @UTITweet, @MMITweet, and @NASCARTechUTI.

    About Military Friendly(R) Schools
    The Military Friendly(R) Schools designation process includes extensive research and a data-driven survey of schools nationwide approved for Post-9/11 GI Bill funding. The school survey, methodology, criteria and weightings are developed with the assistance of an independent Academic Advisory Board comprised of educators from schools across the country. The survey is administered for free and open to all post-secondary schools who wish to participate. Criteria for consideration can be found on our website and a complete list of schools can be found through our Schools Matchmaker tool.

    About Victory Media
    Victory Media is a service-disabled, veteran-owned business serving the military community since 2001. Our data-driven lists are published in G.I. Jobs(R), Military Spouse, and Vetrepreneur(R) media channels, republished in periodicals such as USA Today, Wall Street Journal, Fortune, Bloomberg BW, and frequently cited on nationalTV by NBC, ABC, CBS, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and others.

    Universal Technical Institute, Inc.

    CONTACT: Bill Odell, Universal Technical Institute, Inc.,623-445-0858,
    bodell@uti.edu

    Web site: http://www.uti.edu/

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