Social is clearly all the rage. Marketers want it. Consultants are pushing it.
Some tout it as the, be all, end all. Not so fast, grasshopper. Check out your prospects. Are they using it?
According to a recent study by RSW/US, a Cincinnati-based Agency-Client relationship firm, Marketing Executives state that they aren't personally active in social media. Only 15% are using Twitter with any modicum of frequency; 36% Facebook; and 33% LinkedIn.
...and of equal importance, Marketers' ... read more
Americans can now get fit at home and at work with real-time
encouragement from friends, family and healthcare practitioners by using
LIFE Step Manager™, the first wireless pedometer with remote
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Leading up to the Miss America pageant Jan. 15, State Farm is joining Miss South Dakota to raise awareness about the dangers of distracted driving.
Miss South Dakota, Loren Vaillancourt, lost her only sibling last year as a consequence of distracted driving. As a contestant in the Miss America pageant, Vaillancourt is in a unique position to share her family's emotional story about what happened to her brother, Kelson, and draw attention to the terrible risks associated with distracted driving.
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British Airways announced that Technology & Marketing Ventures, Inc. (TMVi) has been selected as a 2010 Face-of-Opportunity winner and has been awarded travel to anywhere in the world to conduct vital business meetings as well as attend exclusive business conferences. This award also provides June Klein, CEO, with critical tools and contacts to further build her business relationships abroad and stimulate growth through the power of face-to-face interaction.
"We are thrilled to be chosen by British Airways as a Face-of-Opportunity winner," ... read more
Marvell (Nasdaq: MRVL), a worldwide leader in integrated silicon solutions, today announced that leading French service provider, Free, a subsidiary of Iliad, will integrate a full suite of Marvell® advanced processors, switching and Wi-Fi technologies to power the new Freebox Revolution multi-service gateway. By incorporating Marvell technologies, the innovative Freebox Revolution, invented and pioneered by Free from the ground up, delivers an expansive set of services necessary to make the always-on home entertainment experience a reality for Free customers throughout ... read more
Odyssey Thera, Inc. announced today that the United States Patent and Trademark Office granted U.S. Patent No. 7,855,167. The invention describes technologies and high-throughput methods for identifying bimolecular interactions in vivo based on protein-fragment complementation assays (PCA). The patent, the eighteenth assigned to Odyssey Thera, further protects assays utilizing fragments of inherently fluorescent proteins, and the use of these assays for high-throughput screening of defined panels of proteins. The strategy is applicable in any cell type and ... read more
TORRANCE, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 01/05/11 -- TRENDnet, a best-in-class wired and wireless networking hardware brand, today demonstrates from CES, the 500Mbps Powerline AV Wireless N Access Point, model TPL-410AP, which combines a high performance 500Mbps Powerline adapter, with a 300Mbps wireless n access point.
The 500Mbps Powerline AV Wireless N Access Point, model TPL-410AP, creates a wireless network from any outlet on an electrical system. Network one adapter to a router and plug another adapter into any outlet ... read more
2011 International CES --Broadcom Corporation (Nasdaq: BRCM), a global leader in semiconductors for wired and wireless communications, today announced that LG Electronics (LG) has selected Broadcom chipsets for use in its wireless connected digital TVs and Blu-ray Disc® players.
LG's HDTVs and Blu-ray players are designed to embody four key characteristics for the average consumer: Easy, Fun, More and Better. LG's popular devices are meant to be very easy to use, which is achieved through a Home Dashboard and intuitive ... read more
2011 International CES -- Broadcom Corporation (Nasdaq: BRCM), a global leader in semiconductors for wired and wireless communications, today announced a new Bluetooth 3.0 single-chip HID (human interface device) solution that enables advanced wireless connectivity for PC peripherals and 3D glasses at more competitive price points and longer battery life than competing solutions. The new Broadcom® BCM20730 Bluetooth transceiver integrates key electronic components that are commonly found in keyboards, mice, remote controls and 3D glasses, enabling more affordable wireless products ... read more
Water Street Healthcare Partners announced today that it has acquired OraPharma, Inc. from Johnson & Johnson. Water Street, a strategic private equity firm focused exclusively on health care, plans to build OraPharma into a leading specialty pharmaceutical company focused on dental and oral health care. It is Water Street's latest agreement with a global health care company to acquire a business and expand its group of companies specializing in life sciences, medical devices, distribution and health care services. ... read more
Ariel Way, Inc., (Pink Sheets: AWYI) www.arielway.com a technology and services company for highly secure global communications, multimedia including digital signage solutions and associated technologies, updates on progress.
The Company has been active with five major activities: Completing outstanding SEC filings to include annual and quarterly reports due since September 30, 2008; completing a work-out arrangement with Yorkville Advisors, an initial investor; completing the acquisitions of initially two companies based in the US and in Europe; and strengthening the strategic relationship ... read more
blinkx, the world's largest and most advanced video search engine, today announced a partnership with FORA.tv, a leading Web site for videos about the people, issues and ideas changing the world. Under the terms of the agreement, more than 3,500 videos from FORA.tv will now be fully searchable and viewable at www.blinkx.com. Leveraging its unique AdHoc platform, blinkx will also place contextually relevant advertising against these videos and share resulting advertising revenue with FORA.tv.
FORA.tv is the Web's largest collection of ... read more
Trident Microsystems, Inc. (Nasdaq: TRID), a leading provider of set-top box and TV semiconductor solutions, today announced that it has integrated Flingo's Sync App(SM) technology onto its digital TV (DTV) platform to make TV watching more fun and engaging through a new level of interactivity with TV programming. Flingo is one of the world's largest publishers of Connected TV Apps for media companies such as CBS, Fox, Warner Bros, TV Guide and MTV Networks on platforms from Samsung, Vizio, ... read more
MOG, the Web's best on-demand music listening service, today announced the launch of MOG Fusion (http://fusion.mog.com), a program giving consumer electronic (CE) and automotive manufacturers the chance to tap into MOG's vast catalog of music, unmatched discovery capabilities, and high-quality audio playback. The MOG Fusion site is a place for manufacturers to learn about the program and receive all of the necessary documentation and guidelines for implementation.
The MOG Fusion program will be accessible to select suppliers and manufacturers in the ... read more
Broadcom Corporation (Nasdaq: BRCM), a global leader in semiconductors for wired and wireless communications, today announced the industry's first 10 Gigabit (10G) Ethernet passive optical network (EPON) optical network unit (ONU) system-on-a-chip (SoC). Designed specifically to address the high-speed connectivity requirements of converging triple-play services (video-on-demand, HD-IPTV, voice over IP and high-speed Internet), together with 3G/4G mobile backhaul and business services, the 10 Gigabit per second (Gbps) Broadcom® BCM55030 SoC solution delivers ten times more bandwidth than current 1G ... read more
Verenium Corporation (Nasdaq: VRNM), a pioneer in the development and commercialization of high-performance industrial enzyme solutions, today announced that James Levine, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, will present at the upcoming Piper Jaffray Sixth Annual Clean Technology & Renewables Conference. The presentation is scheduled to begin at 3:00 p.m. EST on Wednesday, January 12, 2011 and will take place at The Westin New York at Times Square in New York City.
More information about this event, including a ... read more
VIZIO, America's #1 LCD HDTV Company*, revealed today plans to launch Cinemawide HDTV(TM), 21:9 Cinema aspect ratio models that can display native 2.35:1 ("CinemaScope") movies without any black bars for a true cinematic experience. The ultra widescreen perspective displays movies as designed for the silver screen for an immersive movie experience at home. Each model also features VIZIO Internet Apps(TM) (VIA) in Cinema mode, which allows users to browse apps side-by-side with 16:9 Full HD content without any compromise in ... read more
Consumer Electronics Show Las Vegas Convention Center Booth #2910. For the first time, Hamilton CapTel® will demonstrate the CapTel 800i® captioned telephone for more than 100,000 attendees at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas January 6 - January 9, 2011. In addition, Hamilton CapTel and TV Ears debut their marketing partnership while exhibiting together at CES. Through combined efforts, the companies will jointly reach millions of Americans who experience hearing loss, informing consumers about the technology that ... read more
Consumer Electronics Show (Booth No. 31253) -- BlueAnt Wireless, a leading innovator of Bluetooth peripheral devices, today introduced the BlueAnt S3 Speakerphone, a visor-mounted car speakerphone that leverages BlueAnt's extensive experience with voice-control features, including voice answer/ignore, caller name announce and text-message readout, at a highly affordable price.
The S3 builds upon BlueAnt's heritage of delivering products with superior voice quality, outstanding wind, road and background noise reduction and superior call clarity. Additionally, the new BlueAnt S3 sports a useful auto ... read more
BioMed Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: BMR) announced that it has acquired a life science research and development facility at 3525 John Hopkins Court comprising approximately 48,300 square feet in the Torrey Pines submarket of San Diego, California. The building is 100% leased until 2018 to the University of California, San Diego, a world renowned public research university. BioMed purchased the property for approximately $24.9 million, excluding closing costs.
The 3525 John Hopkins Court property is located ... read more