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17Feb/130

Examination of the Major Developments in the Greater Chinese Motherboard Industry in 2005 with Industry Forecasts for 2006

Dublin (PRWEB) June 13, 2006

Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/reports/c38127) has announced the addition of The Greater Chinese Motherboard Industry, 2005 and Beyond to their offering.

Due to shifts in supply-chain strategies of major brands in 2005, share of full-system and barebone shipments dramatically increased. Under fierce price competition, several makers were forced to withdraw from the motherboard contract manufacturing industry, while other makers decided to merge with others to enhance their assembly capabilities. Profit margins of second-tier makers, which focused on clone markets, declined and these makers were forced to transform their businesses. This report will examine major developments in the Greater Chinese motherboard industry in 2005 and provide an industry forecast for 2006.

List of Topics

Five-year shipment volume forecast up to 2010; provides forecast of major industry trends in 2006; includes 2005 review of industry trends, and provides analyses of shipment volume, shipment value, ASP, business types, production sites, shipment destinations, CPU connector type, and chipset adoption.

List of Figures

Figure 1 Greater Chinese Motherboard Shipment Volume, 2002 - 2005

Figure 2 Greater Chinese Motherboard Shipment Value and ASP, 2002 - 2005

Figure 3 Greater Chinese Motherboard Shipment Share by Business Type, 2002 - 2005

Figure 4 Greater Chinese Motherboard Shipment Share by Production Location, 2002 - 2005

Figure 5 Greater Chinese Motherboard Shipment Share by Destination, 2002 - 2005

Figure 6 Greater Chinese Motherboard Shipment Share by CPU Connector Type, 2002 - 2005

Figure 7 Greater Chinese Motherboard Shipment Share by Chipset Supplier, 2002 - 2005

Figure 8 Greater Chinese Motherboard Shipment Volume, 2005 - 2010

List of Tables

Table 1 Global Ranking of the Greater Chinese Motherboard Industry, 2001 - 2005

For more information visit http://www.researchandmarkets.com/reports/c38127

Laura Wood

Senior Manager

Research and Markets

Fax: +353 1 4100 980

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15Feb/130

Open the Possibilities with OpenGL Bootcamp, September 11-15, 2006

Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) June 19, 2006

Open the Possibilities with OpenGL Bootcamp, September 11-15, 2006.

The Big Nerd Ranch, Inc. announced the newest addition to its roster of five-day, intensive courses for programmers and system administrators, OpenGL Bootcamp with instructor Rocco Bowling. The class, slated for September 11-15, 2006, offers an exciting and unique twist on the standard OpenGL class. OpenGL has already achieved star status in the realm of game development and most courses available on this technology emphasize this aspect of its utility. In contrast, the Big Nerd Ranch's OpenGL Bootcamp elevates OpenGL's possibilities and offers students the opportunity to delve into more advanced and sophisticated uses for this robust graphic visualization language and provides them with the knowledge and experience to apply OpenGL in ways beyond the average. There is an enormous and unmet demand for OpenGL programmers in a spectrum of industries; from the military, government agencies (NASA, NSA, CIA and FBI), and government contractors, to medical research organizations and pharmaceuticals and research laboratories.

Students who have attended Big Nerd Ranch's Cocoa Bootcamp have already been introduced to some of the fundamentals of OpenGL, however, OpenGL Bootcamp delves deeply into the subject and transforms the student from novice to expert in this powerful visualization technology in five, content-rich days of intense instruction. At the onset of class, students begin the creation of their first OpenGL application and use this as a model to investigate the OpenGL architecture and develop familiarity with OpenGL fundamentals. Once this foundation is built, the class builds each successive layer of advanced topics in 2D and 3D design, including:


an examination of APIs like GLUT and NSOpenGLView for adding OpenGL to a Mac OS X application

viewing and model transformation, projection transformations and clipping plane

hidden surface removal, depth buffers and z-fighting

load and display textures and how to animate them

an examination of colors, lighting and blending

optimization of static and dynamic data

an exploration of ARB vertex and vertex shader programming models

an examination of ARB fragment and fragment shader programming models

"As problem sets explode in complexity, radical gains in performance have resulted from moving traditional graphics processing from the CPU to graphics hardware," commented bootcamp instructor, Rocco Bowling. "If you are doing any work concerning graphics, then you must know OpenGL and this class is the fastest way to master the ideas and techniques of OpenGL programming. This bootcamp will arm you with the knowledge you need to make your 2D and 3D visualizations fly! By taking full advantage of hardware acceleration, shaders, blending, textures and video we'll help you get the most out of your data. Learn how OpenGL works, what functionality it does and does not provide, various optimization methods for static and dynamic data, and much more."

While no previous experience in OpenGL is required, students attending the class should be familiar with a procedural programming language like C and demonstrate a basic understanding of trigonometry and vector mathematics. The class is conducted on a Mac OS X platform, but the topics covered in the class are usable on any OpenGL supported platform. The primary text for the class is OpenGL Programming Guide, 5th Edition.

Rocco Bowling has been developing OpenGL software since the Classic Mac OS era. His OpenGL applications have received numerous awards and accolades, including two Apple Design Awards for Best Mac OS X Product and Best Mac OS X Technology Adoption. He has partnered with game publishing powerhouse Freeverse Software to release two commercial entertainment titles and is a regular participant in the annual uDevGame Mac Game Programming contest. Rocco has spent the past few years performing advanced OpenGL visualization research for the National Security Agency. From networks to news, Rocco has applied his ingenuity and programming prowess to solving some of the world's most unique visualization problems.

For a full course syllabus, please visit http://www.bignerdranch.com/opengl.shtml.

The Big Nerd Ranch incorporates intensive training classes for Unix and Mac OS X programmers in a retreat setting outside Atlanta, GA and in Europe. Class price of $ 3500 includes lodging, all meals, original instruction materials, 24-hour lab access, and transportation to and from the Atlanta airport. Students are encouraged to bring independent projects to class, allowing for input from classmates and individual instructor attention. For more information, call 678-595-6773 or visit http://www.bignerdranch.com.

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16Jul/110

Graphics Systems Corporation to Reveal SolidWorks 2006 at “Launch Day” Events Throughout Wisconsin and Illinois in June

Graphics Systems Corporation to Reveal SolidWorks 2006 at “Launch Day” Events Throughout Wisconsin and Illinois in June










Menomonee Falls, WI (PRWEB) May 25, 2005

Graphics Systems Corporation, headquartered in Menomonee Falls, WI is pleased to announce its SolidWorks 2006 Launch Day Schedule. GXSC invites designers and engineers to be one of the first to see the latest design innovations available only in SolidWorks and COSMOS 2006 software. SolidWorks 2006 features the best performance, unmatched ease-of-use, and the most time-saving capabilities of any mechanical design system available. Preview new 2D-to-3D transition tools and learn about special productivity enhancements tools for machinery, consumer products, and sheet metal.

Launch Days will be held 8 a.m. to noon on June 2 in GXSC’s Menomonee Falls, WI office and in Oakbrook Terrace, IL at the Couryard Marriott and June 3 in Rockford, IL at TechWorks. The following week Launch Days will be held 8 a.m. to noon June 7 in GXCS’s Madison, WI office; June 8 in LaCrosse, WI at the Hampton Inn; June 9 in Wausau, WI at the Park Plaza; and June 10 in GXSC’s Green Bay, WI office. Refreshments will be served.

GXSC also plans to hold a “What’s new in SolidWorks & COSMOS 2006” presentation at the fourth annual Graphics Systems Midwest SolidWorks® User Conference at 2 p.m. Thursday September 15. This presentation is part of an agenda that includes a multitude of productivity seminars, management sessions, product presentations, and networking opportunities. The event will take place September 13th-15th, 2005 at the Lake Lawn Resort in Delavan, Wisconsin. The conference is designed to help SolidWorks software users gain a clear understanding of more efficient design and manufacturing processes.

Each year, for the past three years, an average of 200+ designers and engineers—both SolidWorks users and prospective users alike—have attended this conference. It ranks as one of the most highly attended events in the SolidWorks community. GXSC has made improvements to the schedule, including more informational technical sessions and more valuable face-to-face time with solution partner exhibitors. Attendees will find registering easier this year, as they can register and pay online. Fees have been discounted for a special early bird promotion, which ends Friday, August 12, 2005.

Sponsors and exhibitors at this event include: Hewlett-Packard, SolidWorks Corporation, SmarTeam Corporation Ltd., Logopress, DriveWorks, Integrated Partner Solutions, Inc. (distributor of MechWorks - DBWorks), Synergis Adept, Revware Inc., Inform Product Development, Omega Resource Group, Schmit Prototypes, 3Dconnexion, Teksoft CAD/CAM Systems, Dimension 3D Printing, CAMTECH (EdgeCAM), La Crosse, Eau Claire, the Winona Area SolidWorks User Group (LEWA), SolidWorks Milwaukee Area Resource Team (SMART), the Madison Area SolidWorks User Group (MASWUG), the Chicago SolidWorks User's Group (CSUG), and the Northeast Wisconsin SolidWorks Users Group (NEWSUG).

For more information or to register for any of these events, contact Michelle Hansen at 1-800-454-CADD, ext. 117 or visit the website at http://www.gxsc.com.    

About Graphics Systems Corporation

Graphics Systems Corporation is the Midwest’s leading provider of CAD/CAM/CAE/PDM solutions for business and industry with 15 years in business and over 125 years of combined engineering experience. Major product offerings through Graphics Systems include SolidWorks, Cosmos FEA, PDMWorks, SMARTEAM, DBWorks, MoldWorks, DriveWorks, Dimension 3D printers and more. As a SolidWorks Authorized Training & Support Center, Graphics Systems offers classes, technical support services, and free monthly technical sessions. Graphics Systems has offices in Menomonee Falls, Madison, Green Bay, WI, and Oakbrook Terrace, IL.

For more information on Graphics Systems Corporation, please call Michelle Hansen at 800-454-CADD ext. 117 or visit http://www.gxsc.com.

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14Jul/110

ad:tech New York 2006 Pre-registers More than 12,000; Show Takes Inclusive Look at How the Intersection of Marketing and Technology is Shaping the Future of Brand Hilton New York, November 6 ? 8, 2006

ad:tech New York 2006 Pre-registers More than 12,000; Show Takes Inclusive Look at How the Intersection of Marketing and Technology is Shaping the Future of Brand Hilton New York, November 6 – 8, 2006











New York (PRWEB) November 7, 2006

ad:tech expositions, LLC (http://www.ad-tech.com), the leading organizer of conferences and exhibitions for the interactive marketing community worldwide, today continues its largest exposition to-date, at the Hilton New York. The theme "from the alley to the avenue" underscores the show's broadening appeal to the entire media industry -- from New York's Silicon Alley to Madison Avenue, and far beyond into expanding global markets. More than 12,000 people have pre-registered to attend before the show's end on Wednesday, November 8.

"The energy here in New York is incredible," said Drew Ianni, ad:tech Chair, Programming. "The floor is crowded, the sessions are buzzing, and it's clear that ad:tech's focus -- on the intersection of marketing and technology -- now appeals to a broader and more invested audience than ever before. Because of the high concentration of key industry influencers, it's also a natural place for companies to announce relevant news."

News from ad:tech is posted at http://www.imediaconnection.com/summits/coverage.asp. A sample of exhibitors presenting new products and services at ad:tech New York 2006 include:

ad pepper media (Booth 621, http://www.adpepper.com) unveils iSense in the US, an innovative semantic advertising technology that delivers true relevance to display ads.

Advertising Research Foundation (ARF) (http://www.thearf.org) previewed a first definitive knowledge resource, The Online Advertising Playbook, today at ad:tech. Published by J. Wiley and Sons in the Spring 2007 (hardback $ 29.95, 320 pages), the Online Advertising Playbook reviews over 1,000 case studies, academic papers and professional articles to answer the question: what do we know about how online advertising works and how can practitioners best use this knowledge. The Playbook presents principles and winning plays for marketers.

CommerceTel (Booth 320, http://www.commercetel.com) a leading provider of interactive TV solutions, and Jeff Mirkin Productions, leading game and reality television production company, announced an agreement whereby Jeff Mirkin Productions will use CommerceTel technology to add interactive elements to TV shows currently in production.

Datran Media (Booth 1201, http://www.datran.com), a performance-based marketing company, launched a new business-to-business version of its flagship customer management solution adLoyalty.

Efficient Frontier (Booth 424, http://www.efrontier.com), has formed a strategic alliance partnership with Mitsui $ Co. through its e-marketing subsidiary Vizia to launch Search Engine Marketing in Japan.

eMarketer™ (Booth 410, http://www.emarketer.com), published a new report, Internet Video: Advertising Experiments & Exploding Content. The published numbers illustrate a huge surge in online video spending for 2007 – of 89%, to be exact.

FourSpots, Inc. (Booth 2016, http://www.fourspots.com), unveiled a beta version of its revolutionary online video advertising exchange platform that allows advertisers to reach targeted consumers on addressable devices, including the PC, TV, mobile phone and digital display.

Marchex (Booth 603, http://www.marchex.com) launched Marchex Network, an advertising network featuring Marchex's more than 200,000 owned and operated Web sites which attract tens of millions of unique users per month. Advertisers can directly bid for placement on a Cost-Per-Click basis across Marchex's network of Web sites, based on designated keywords and categories.

MediaWhiz Holdings, LLC (Booth 139, http://www.mediawhiz.com) "MediaWhiz" launched White Delivery List Management (http://www.whitedelivery.com), which will offer transactional message delivery as an added service to its current and new e-mail list management clients.

NeuroFocus (Booth 418, http://www.neurofocus.com) demonstrated its brain wave analysis equipment, to show how it can analyze brain waves in response to advertising, in real time, using a live person. The brain wave response displays as a reaction chart showing the degree of emotional engagement, attention and memory/recall.

SendTec (Booth 507, http://www.sendtec.com) (OTCBB:SNDN), in an unprecedented development in the direct marketing space, and a sign of changes in the marketing industry, has become the only publicly listed full-service advertising agency in the US to earn the Microsoft Gold Certified Partner status that Microsoft states "represents the highest level of competence and expertise with Microsoft technologies and (is awarded to companies with) the closest working relationship with Microsoft." The Gold status is an earned accreditation that all companies registered in the Microsoft partnership program can work towards.

SilverCarrot (Booth 2715, http://www.silvercarrot.com), an online publisher, launched both Recipe4Living.com and the SilveriNet affiliate network. The first is an interactive community enabling users to share ways to cook and live a healthy and joyful life, and the latter joins Web publishers with the industry's top advertisers.

TeleFlip, Inc. (Nassau B, http://www.teleflip.com) demonstrated its new text messaging technology as part of the "Now and Next Technology Showcase." Poised to revolutionize the way computer and cell phone users communicate, the company has developed a patent-pending service that enables anyone to quickly and easily send emails to any mobile phone -- from any personal computer.

Undertone Networks (Booth 502, http://www.undertonenetworks.com) introduced an enhanced version of its behavioral targeting solutions, ReDirect™. The new behavioral targeting product allows advertisers added opportunities to reach current customers while closing the sales loop on potential prospects.

Vimation (Booth 2703, http://www.vimation.com), a video interactive media firm that has developed a proprietary online interactive video solution (VIM®) based on Flash technology, announced it was selected by UniWorld Group, Inc. to produce the first online interactive video for the Lincoln Zephyrtoday and launched the website of Michael Cialdella, a Best New Artist nominee at the upcoming New Music Weekly Awards.

YFonGlobal (Booth 2114, http://www.yfonglobal.com), internet media company and social network services provider, demonstrated its first implementation of WindStorm™, a Social Network Marketing platform with integrated VoIP. The product is now available as a private-label solution for marketers, allowing them to rapidly deploy, manage, grow, and monitor experiential, viral, and grassroots communities centered on a company's brand in as few as 10 working days.

For public information, please visit http://www.ad-tech.com.

Editors: For interviews, images or more information, please contact: Martha Shaughnessy, 415-402-0230 or ad-tech@atomicpr.com. Media can also register directly at: http://www.ad-tech.com/press.asp

About ad:tech: ad:tech expositions, LLC is the leading organizer of conferences and exhibitions for the interactive marketing community worldwide. ad:tech produces the world's largest interactive marketing events held in New York, San Francisco, Chicago, London, Shanghai, Sydney and Paris. ad:tech is produced by dmg world media; based out of the company's headquarters in Larkspur, California. For listings of exhibitors, speakers, events and upcoming conference offerings, visit http://www.ad-tech.com.

About dmg world media: An international exhibition and publishing company, dmg world media produces over 300 market-leading trade exhibitions, consumer shows and fairs each year and publishes 45 related magazines, newspapers, directories and market reports. dmg world media employs 800 people and maintains a worldwide presence through 38 offices in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, France, the United Arab Emirates, China, Australia and New Zealand. dmg world media is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Daily Mail and General Trust plc (DMGT), one of the largest and most successful media companies in the United Kingdom. Additional information on dmg world media can be found at http://www.dmgworldmedia.com.

Contact:

Martha Shaughnessy, Atomic PR

t. 415.402-0230

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8Jul/110

Maxitech.biz Reaches Finals of International BBC World Challenge 2006 Awards and Searches for Organisations with Computers for BBC Television Feature

Maxitech.biz Reaches Finals of International BBC World Challenge 2006 Awards and Searches for Organisations with Computers for BBC Television Feature










LONDON, UK (PRWEB) July 14, 2006

Multi-award-winning computer recycling company Maxitech.biz has reached the finals of the World Challenge 2006 Awards, the global competition organised by the BBC, Newsweek and Shell, which rewards individuals or groups using enterprise and innovation to the benefit of local communities.

Maxitech.biz London UK Computer Recycling Company (http://www.maxitech.biz) - is the ONLY UK-based business to make it to the final stage. Over 800 nominations were received from around the world for this year's World Challenge Awards and Maxitech.biz, run by Peter Paduh, named Young Business Person of the Year at the London Business Awards, is one of just 12 companies to make it to the finals. The North London business has continually demonstrated its enthusiasm for helping the local community. Gary Ince, CEO, North London Ltd who nominated Maxitech.biz for the competition said, "We are extremely pleased Maxitech.biz has made the finals of this global competition. Their commitment to the environment and community is being recognized and we wish them luck in the finals."

A 30-minute television feature is now being put together on Maxitech.biz, and the other 11 finalists, which will be aired on BBC World in October and November, prior to the public voting for the overall winner online.

The international magazine Newsweek is also covering the awards and the finalists in a series of articles.

For the Maxitech.biz television feature, the Maxitech team are looking for two organisations with a large quantity of computers to donate - which are happy to be filmed and interviewed by the BBC.

To illustrate how millions of computers in the EU have been thrown away when they could have been recycled and used again by other sectors of society, Maxitech.biz is also intending to film at a landfill site.

The Maxitech team will, in addition, film at Age Concern in London, to show how its Computers for Older People project, launched by Ken Livingstone Mayor of London in June, is opening up the online world for older people.

"We are absolutely thrilled with reaching the finals of the World Challenge Awards," commented Peter Paduh, managing director of Maxitech.biz. "This shows that environmentally friendly businesses with social responsibility are also exciting business ventures."

NOTES TO EDITORS

1)    Maxitech is dedicated to re-using and recycling redundant IT and electronic equipment. It is based in north London, but can arrange for the nationwide collection of IT and electronic equipment at low cost. Maxitech's preference is to reuse equipment received, thus prolonging its lifespan, minimising waste and benefiting charities and community groups who receive low-cost or free IT equipment. Maxitech provides more than 100 training opportunities each year for refugees and long-term unemployed people, to help them get into full-time employment. Further information is available at http://www.maxitech.biz.

2)    Further information about the Computers for Older People project is available online at http://www.maxitech.biz/computersforolderpeople

3)    To request an interview with Peter Paduh, director of Maxitech.

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7Jul/110

Armorpoint Selected as 2006 AeA High Tech Award Finalist

Armorpoint Selected as 2006 AeA High Tech Award Finalist










San Diego, CA (PRWEB) October 7, 2006

Armorpoint, Inc. the leading provider of on-demand identity theft management solutions, announced today that it has been selected as a finalist for the coveted American Electronics Association (AeA) San Diego High Tech Awards. As the nation's largest high-tech trade association, the annual AeA San Diego High Tech Awards honors San Diego's best technology companies in a variety of categories. Armorpoint is one of only six finalists recognized for its achievements in technological innovation and industry accomplishments within the category of Outstanding Emerging Growth Companies.

"San Diego is already viewed as a technology leader due in large part to the technology innovation and advancement of companies like Armorpoint," said Kevin Carroll, executive director, AeA San Diego Council. "We are pleased to include Armorpoint among the outstanding finalists in this year’s AeA San Diego High Tech Awards."

"We are extremely excited at being selected as an AeA High Tech Award Finalist," said Gary Shields, CEO of Armorpoint. "As this prestigious nomination demonstrates, Armorpoint has established a technology leadership position in the identity theft management industry. Due to the outstanding efforts of our team, the Company is well-positioned for the changing competitive landscape in the overall software industry."

The 13th annual AeA High Tech Awards luncheon will be held in San Diego, Calif., on October 12, 2006 at the Hilton Torrey Pines in La Jolla, Calif.

About AeA

Advancing the business of technology, AeA is the nation's largest high-tech trade association. AeA represents more than 3,000 companies with 1.8 million employees. These 3,000+ companies span the high-technology spectrum, from software, semiconductors, medical devices and computers to Internet technology, advanced electronics and telecommunications systems and services. With 17 regional U.S. councils and offices in Brussels and Beijing, AeA offers a unique global policy grassroots capability and a wide portfolio of valuable business services and products for the high-tech industry. AeA has been the accepted voice of the U.S. technology community since 1943.

About Armorpoint, Inc.

Armorpoint is the leading provider of On-Demand Identity Theft Management Solutions, providing financial institutions and other impacted organizations with a unique private label web platform where consumers can obtain ID theft and credit education as well as the proactive tools and services for ID theft management and resolution assistance. Armorpoint’s solution meets FACT Act compliance requirements while also empowering leading organizations with an on-demand identity theft management system to protect consumers for greater customer security, confidence and retention. For more information please see http://www.armorpoint.com.

© 2006 ARMORPOINT, Inc. PO BOX 2017, San Marcos, CA 92079. All trademarks, trade names, service marks, and logos referenced herein belong to their respective companies.

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29Jun/110

The Modern Computer: 60 Years Old on 31st August 2006

The Modern Computer: 60 Years Old on 31st August 2006










London, UK (PRWEB) August 16, 2006

August 2006 not only marks the 25th anniversary of the IBM PC, it also marks the 60th anniversary of an event more fundamental to the development of the modern computer : The Moore School Lectures.

Before the Moore School Lectures, a summer school for leading researchers held at the Moore School of Engineering, Philadelphia between 8th July and 31st August, advanced computing machines fell into one of two types: slow half-mechanical monsters or inflexible electronic mammoths.

The half-mechanical monsters, such as those built in Berlin by Konrad Zuse or the Harvard Mark I, were very-slow because they have thousands of moving parts. The electronic mammoths, the code breaking Collosus in the UK and the US Army ENIAC, were both built for specialist tasks and essentially needed rewiring before they could change what they were working on.

The Moore School Lectures brought together many of the computing pioneers of the time to discuss the current state of computer development and its future direction. In particular is introduced the concept of a computer storing its program in its own memory, thus allowing far more complex logic to be performed, and opening up the path to the advanced devices we know today.

Four key computer projects instigated by attendees at the Moore School Lectures

1) The Mancheter ‘Baby’, a small-scale test system, runs the worlds first internally stored program: Jun 1948

2) The Cambridge EDSAC, the first operational computer that could store its own program: May 1949

3) The first stored program computer to operate in North America, the ERA Atlas, delivered to the NSA: Dec 1950

4) The first major commercial computer, the UNIVAC, completed 1951

Ludovic Smith, Author of Crash! The Story of IT, says “The Moore School Lectures were crucial to the development of the computer into the powerful all-purpose machines we know today. Without the concepts dispersed at the summer school, we would still be using logarithm tables to do maths, bashing mechanical typewriters rather than word processing and listening to vinyl records rather and CDs or iPods.”

About Crash! The Story of IT

Crash! The Story of IT (ISBN 0955263409) traces the key events in the development of information technology, from the work of the early pioneers to the hot topics of today. The history and development of computer hardware, software and networking are all covered in depth in addition to reviews of the current trends in computing: IT security, open source software and the opportunities and drawbacks of web services.

For more information visit http://www.crash-it.com/

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21Jun/110

ad:tech San Francisco 2006 More Than Doubles Attendance

ad:tech San Francisco 2006 More Than Doubles Attendance











San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) May 8, 2006

ad:tech expositions, LLC (http://www.ad-tech.com), the leading organizer of conferences and exhibitions for the interactive marketing community worldwide held its largest exposition to-date, with more than 10,000 people registering to attend the show held at San Francisco’s Moscone Center North from April 26 – 28. In addition to 55 sessions covering industry key learnings and best practices, the exhibition focused on three key elements: the new theme “Connecting Globally: Markets in Motion,” networking and connection, and next generation technology.

“The show was phenomenal and reflects the growing influence of interactive marketing. To underscore the new theme, we brought in top speakers from ad:tech’s international shows to share global marketing opportunities, and featured multicultural and internationally-oriented sessions,” said Susan Bratton, CEO of Cendara, Inc. and ad:tech Executive Chair. “To encourage deep, impactful networking and connection, ad:tech San Francisco featured a marketers-only roundtable, where participants discussed issues in their own language, with no competitors, salespeople or agencies looking on. People stayed well beyond the close of the session to continue discussions and address additional topics which is a huge compliment to us.”

An international networking reception, sponsored by Asia Digital Marketing Association, OTX Research, and Marketing China, Inc., further supported the theme of “Connecting Globally: Markets in Motion” and played a key role in the second theme of networking and connection. Other supporting initiatives at ad:tech included The Hotseat, which allowed attendees and exhibitors to get to know some of the industry’s most interesting people in an impromptu format. ConnectLIVE! gathered more than 2,500 people to eat, drink and make merry to the local sounds of The Cheeseballs and the glacial artistry of Fear No Ice, and Thursday morning’s keynote Keith Ferrazzi, author of “Never Eat Alone: And Other Secrets to Success, One Relationship at a Time,” provided vital insight on how vital networking skills are for working a conference, and the effects were clear on the exhibit floor.

“The feedback and energy we got from the floor has been inspiring,” said Don Knox, ad:tech vice president of exhibitions. “I’ve heard from a longtime exhibitor that the vibe was more like crossing the ropes at a nightclub or getting a reservation at a celebrity restaurant than like a tradeshow. We keep things fresh and exciting by including what’s hot now and previewing what is coming next – launching the Now & Next Showcase is a perfect example of how we’ve successfully stayed ahead of the curve.”

The Showcase was a last-day, invitation-only forum where 40 companies in the advergaming, mobile marketing and television 2.0 categories gave hands-on demonstrations of the latest products and systems available in the industry. For many, the showcase was the first time new services were publicly highlighted, and the companies had the opportunity to show attendees the technologies that were discussed on panels in the Now & Next Showcase overview sessions – giving them a deep, lasting impression of where the industry is, and as importantly, where it’s going.

Participants were broken up into three categories: Advergaming – Adscape Media, Avant Interactive, Double Fusion, iBloks, Kuma Games, Market China, Inc., WildTangent, Inc., and Xfire, Inc.; Mobile – Enpocket, ipsh!, Ingenio, Jingle Networks, Inc., mBuzzy, Meetro, mFoundry, Mobile ESPN, MobileLime, MobiTV, Inc., NeoMedia Technologies, Nextcode, Phonebites, Inc., Third Screen Media, U-Turn Media, Visible World, Wireless Services Corp., and Zoove, Inc.; and Television 2.0 – AvantGo/iAnywhere, Cielo Group, Click TV, Maven Networks, Mobot, Inc., Rovion, Inc., Sling Media, Inc., TANDBERG Television Inc., and Turner Media Group.

Like many exhibitors throughout ad:tech San Francisco, Showcase participants announced significant news from the floor, including:

Avant Interactive (http://www.avantinteractive.com) successfully completed its weeklong online promotion for viewers of the hit UPN show, “America’s Next Top Model,” that delivered an interactive component to video content, where viewers could scroll across the video and click on products, models and other items to learn more about each. The promotion was enabled by Avant V-Click ™ technology.

AvantGo® (http://www.ianywhere.com) unveiled a series of new marketing and media mobile Web site channels from BMW, Entrepreneuer.com, HP, GM, Mercedes-Benz, PC World, Toyota and Verizon that demonstrates the depth and reach that the service provides for marketers and advertisers looking to target a valuable trendsetter audience of more than 7 million unique users.

Enpocket (http://www.enpocket.com) announced the appointment of Dr. Changfeng Wang, a leading data and analytics technology expert, as Chief Scientist to drive the development of Enpocket’s analytics-based mobile marketing and advertising platform.

MobiTV (http://www.mobitv.com) advanced to offer television to PCs – moving beyond the mobile phone. The first mobile television and digital radio service provider for cellular, WiFi and broadband enabled devices worldwide, MobiTV also recently passed the benchmark of 1,000,000 global subscribers and support for Microsoft Windows Mobile devices.

Online Testing eXchange (OTX, http://www.otxresearch.com) and Market China, Inc. (http://www.marketchinainc.com) announced a partnership that will enable global and local Chinese brands to conduct statistically valid online market research in the 120,000+ Internet cafes in urban and suburban areas throughout mainland China for the first time.

Many other companies launched new campaigns, products and services, and comprehensive news from ad:tech San Francisco 2006, the latter of which is posted at http://www.imediaconnection.com/summits/coverage/9251.asp. News can also be found in engaging, interactive interviews on WebmasterRadio.FM (http://www.webmasterradio.fm), the official radio station of ad:tech San Francisco, which had roving reporters and an on-site production site. A sample of exhibitors’ news includes:

BlueLithium (http://www.bluelithium.com) released AdPath 2.0, the first behavioral targeting solution for both online advertisers and Web site publishers, that lets publishers take advantage of rising online ad demand and pricing by extending their audience and serving ads to their users on other Web sites in BlueLithium’s network.

Click Forensics (wwwClickForensics.com) unveiled a new enterprise-class click fraud detection service, called Click Forensics 4.0™ for Enterprise. The ASP-based service is the first independent offering that advertising agencies and companies can use to track online campaigns in excess of 100,000 clicks per month for potential fraud.

Mochila (http://www.mochila.com), the first global online media marketplace for print, photo, audio, and video content, unveiled its online advertising service, which allows the opportunity to closely align advertising with relevant content. When a Mochila buyer accepts advertising, content is free, and the revenue is shared by the buyer and seller. Mochila’s ad network puts ads in front of a self-selected target audience and provides advertisers with a unique degree of choice and control. Mochila’s charter media members include: Hachette Filipacchi Media U.S., Metro International, MediaNews Group, Freedom Communications, Liberty Group, Fast Company, Inc., Working Mother Media, Entrepreneur Media, Rasmussen Reports, and The Greenspun Media Group.

MyCityRocks (http://www.MyCityRocks.com) initiated new member acquisition of 100 cities worldwide. In conjunction with this expansion, the company launched a new Web site and a new program called ROCK SAFE to proactively help young men and women enjoy online social networking in a manner that is safe and responsible, and to provide them with tools and information they need to avoid individuals that might be abusive or predatory.

Rovion Inc. (http://www.rovion.com) announced that its inPerson technology has been approved by Advertising.com Inc.SM for its rich media network. Rovion’s inPerson product suite is a proprietary technology offered to advertisers, marketers and websites for advertising, direct response, promotions, ‘web guides,’ eLearning and a host of other uses.

Revenue.net (http://www.revenue.net) introduced its self-serve rich media advertising program for publishers and advertisers. Rich media has been proven to attract and retain consumers more effectively than static ads, resulting in higher brand awareness and click-through rates.

SKYLIST Inc. (http://www.skylist.com) announced general availability of StormPost 2.5, the latest version of its flagship email marketing automation system. The email service provider and deliverability leader also announced that Boston.com, the online home of The Boston Globe, will be the first licensed customer to leverage SKYLIST Stormpost 2.5 to maximize member and advertiser loyalty.

TechTracker Media (http://www.techtrackermedia.com) added four leading eEnterprise IT sites to the TechTracker Media lineup of technology and IT publications to help advertisers reach an audience of more than 1.5 million network administrators, IT managers, and systems administrators. The four sites, WindowsNetworking.com, MSExchange.org, WindowsSecurity.com, and ISAserver.org, are each leading resource sites in their field with expert articles, news and active user forums.

The next ad:tech takes place in Chicago, July 24 – 25, followed by a fall show in London, September 28-29th, an Asian show in Shanghai, October 18-19th, and our largest event in the series in New York, November 6 - 8. ad:tech 1MPACT: Key Metrics for Marketers, a series of one-day seminars held in cities around the country, that reached 1,000 people in its inaugural program, returns in 2007 to expand ad:tech’s reach. Finally, to further support the new theme, “Connecting Globally: Markets in Motion,” ad:tech expands its international presence with shows in London and Shanghai entering their second year, and new shows planned for 2007 and 2008 in Sydney, Paris, Hamburg, Singapore, Mumbai, Tokyo and Dubai.

For public information, please visit http://www.ad-tech.com

Editors: For interviews, images or more information, please contact: Martha Shaughnessy, 415-402-0230 or ad-tech@atomicpr.com.

About ad:tech: ad:tech expositions, LLC is the leading organizer of conferences and exhibitions for the interactive marketing community worldwide. ad:tech produces the world’s largest interactive marketing events held in New York, San Francisco, Chicago, London, Shanghai, Sydney and Paris. ad:tech is produced by dmg world media; based out of the company’s headquarters in Larkspur, California. For listings of exhibitors, speakers, events and upcoming conference offerings, visit http://www.ad-tech.com.

Platinum Sponsors include: AdvertisingAge, Datran Media, Findology, Forbes.com, iMEDIA Connection, and revenue.net. Gold Sponsors include: Casale Media, Netblue, and Revenue Magazine.

Silver Sponsors include: AdDrive, Claria, DoubleClick, The Jordan Edmiston Group, Inc., Poindexter Systems, TheUseful, and Vendare Media. Bronze Sponsors include: Affiliate Fuel, BusinessOnLine, GenieKnows.com, Google, MSN AdCenter, mSpoke, MyPoints, RevenueScience, Tribal Fusion, Ultramercial, Weatherbug,The Web Marketing Association’s WebAward, WebSideStory and Yahoo! Search Marketing. Sponsors include: 1to1 Medial, adma, ADOTAS, atomic PR, BtoB), Direct Magazine, Digital Moses Confidential, eMarketer, Experclick, ICMediaDirect.com, KL & P Marketing), LeadFlash, Market China, Inc., MarketingSherpa, OPA, OTX, PRWeb, ROVION, SEMPO, SimpleFeed, SmartBrief, and Streaming Media magazine.

About dmg world media: An international exhibition and publishing company, dmg world media produces over 300 market-leading trade exhibitions, consumer shows and fairs each year and publishes 45 related magazines, newspapers, directories and market reports. dmg world media employs 800 people and maintains a worldwide presence through 38 offices in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, France, the United Arab Emirates, China, Australia and New Zealand. dmg world media is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Daily Mail and General Trust plc (DMGT), one of the largest and most successful media companies in the United Kingdom. Additional information on dmg world media can be found at http://www.dmgworldmedia.com.

Contact:

Martha Shaughnessy, Atomic PR                        

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6Jun/110

World Series of Poker 2006 Betting Market Opens

World Series of Poker 2006 Betting Market Opens










(PRWEB) June 8, 2006

Paddy Power, Ireland’s largest bookmaker, today launched betting on the World Series of Poker World Championship Event held in the Rio Hotel and Casino Las Vegas from 28 July to 10 August 2006.

This historic event is the jewel in the crown of world poker. It is expected that the 2006 event will attract upwards of 10,000 players vying for an estimated first prize of $ 10 million.

Special

If a chosen player finishes in the top 60 in this event but fails to make the final 9 Paddy Power will refund the bet.

Prices

Current prices for some of the world’s biggest poker stars to make the final table of 9 players (non-runner, no bet) include:

Phil Ivey              50/1

Daniel Negreanu          66/1

Johnny Chan              80/1

Dave ‘Devilfish’ Ulliott     100/1

Barney Boatman             100/1

Andy Black             125/1

Ram ‘Crazyhorse’ Vaswami     150/1

Donnacha O’Dea         150/1

Doyle Brunson             150/1

David Sklansky             250/1

Celebrity

Many players at the main event will be famous for activities other than poker but will be throwing their hats into the ring along with hundreds of pro’s and thousands of online amateurs.

Ben Affleck             200/1

Matt Damon             400/1

Teddy Sheringham         400/1

Toby Maguire             400/1

Paddy Power, spokesman for the company said, ‘The sharks usually get their fish in these big poker games but with thousands and thousands of online qualifiers and 9 days of play to get through it really could be anybody’s game this year so we’re upping the ante and making things a little more interesting for the punter.’

Many more markets will be added in the run-up to the event including top European player, top Irish player, online qualifiers finishing in the money, group ‘last longest’ betting and a woman to reach the final table.

For more information contact: Brendan Murray, Paddy Power Poker Communications Manager, Tel: 00 353 1 488 1759, Mob: 00 353 86 916 6000, or visit http://www.paddypowerpoker.com/media-suite.

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27May/110

CHI 2006: HCI?s Potential for Improving Social Problems

CHI 2006: HCI’s Potential for Improving Social Problems










(PRWEB) April 21, 2006

CHI is the world’s most comprehensive conference for human-computer interaction. CHI is sponsored by ACM’s Special Special interest Group on Human-Computer Interaction. This year’s theme is “interact, inform and inspire” and the conference is shaping up to be an event that should not be missed by any one who works with computers – and nowadays, who doesn’t? In addition to offering a broad perspective on the complete human-computer interaction landscape, CHI 2006 will provide a forum for networking with researchers and practitioners in HCI, thereby enabling attendees to bring new ideas back to their own work and community.

Real HCI

In a highly anticipated panel session at CHI 2006, participants will discuss the question of how interactive technologies tackle the major problems facing today’s society. They will present and contrast four very different, yet topical domains – disaster search and rescue, driver safety, and breakdowns in both distributed and face-to-face communications – describing how HCI R&D is achieving measurable advances in each. The audience will be invited to join with panelists in discussing how best to engineer progress in this exciting field.

The forum will be chaired by Stuart K. Card, Senior Research Fellow at Xerox PARC. Co-author in 1983 of the influential “The Psychology of Human-Computer Interaction,” Card is a recognized pioneer in applying human factors in human-computer interaction. He acknowledges that because today’s HCI practices currently emphasize feature design and evaluation of defect-based usability, they may be adequate for mass-market products but are insufficient to meet the demands of society’s major problems. The panel will address the means by which HCI may be engineered to resolve these larger problems in the future. This will require an organized, step-by-step approach, using metrics to guide and measure progress and task analyses and models to frame the design space and predict results.

Although they have different fields of focus, the panel members all recognize the significant role that interactive technologies can play in resolving the world’s important problems. For example:

 Robin Murphy of the University of Florida will discuss disaster management, specifically the means by which unmanned vehicle systems, sensor webs, camera phones and other technologies can and will be used to enable rescue responses at dangerous or previously inaccessible areas within a disaster site.

 Judith S. Olson of the University of Michigan will discuss how good networking capabilities and a variety of technologies support long-distance communication that enables remote corporations, as well as science and engineering industries to work together. She will focus on her team’s three-pronged approach towards implementing and improving HCI in its support of long-distance communications.

 John D. Lee of the University of Iowa will discuss the issue of how HCI can be engineered to improve driver safety. Each year in North America, automobile accidents claim the lives of tens of thousands of people and are the most common cause of death for those aged four to 34 years. Technology has the ability to both enhance (e.g., GPS systems) and diminish (e.g., the distraction of cell phones) driving safety and HCI can augment both its positive and negative effects.

 William Newman from Microsoft in the UK will address the fact that while interactive computers can and do solve many of the world’s problems, they also create quite a few of their own. For example, in the workplace email appears to have passed the point of increasing business efficiency and is now in danger of eroding it. Newman will use examples to illustrate the problem and suggest ways to overcome it.

The “Real HCI” seminar should spark a lively and compelling discussion and anyone with an interest in the future of HCI is bound to find it of interest.

For additional information about CHI 2006, or to register online, please visit http://www.chi2006.org.

About ACM SIGCHI

ACM SIGCHI, ACM’s Special Interest Group on Computer-Human Interaction http://www.sigchi.org/, brings together people working on the design, evaluation, implementation, and study of interactive computing systems for human use. ACM SIGCHI provides an international, interdisciplinary forum for the exchange of ideas about the field of human-computer interaction (HCI).

About ACM

ACM, the Association for Computing Machinery http://www.acm.org, is an educational and scientific society uniting the world’s computing educators, researchers and professionals to inspire dialogue, share resources and address the field’s challenges. ACM strengthens the profession’s collective voice through strong leadership, promotion of the highest standards, and recognition of technical excellence. ACM supports the professional growth of its members by providing opportunities for life-long learning, career development, and professional networking.

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