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25Feb/140

Emerging New Applications to Drive the Market for Flexible Glass, According to a New Trend Report Published by Global Industry Analysts, Inc.

San Jose, California (PRWEB) January 02, 2014

Follow us on LinkedIn – Flexible Glass is an ultra-thin glass that provides high barrier performance, robustness, temperature stability, durability and transparency associated with a rigid glass, in a flexible form. Flexible Glass also features the scratch resistance and rigidity properties of standard plastics. The growing need for slim and scratch-resistant displays is expected to drive the use of flexible glass in smartphones, tablets, and notebook computers. Solar shingles also represents a lucrative application area for flexible glass.

The trend report titled “Flexible Glass” announced by Global Industry Analysts Inc., is a focused research paper which provides cursory insights into the product, its evolution, applications, and future prospects, in addition to providing coverage on corporate initiatives of key companies worldwide. The report also provides global market estimates and projections for Flexible Glass in US dollars for years 2013 through 2018, for key end-use markets such as PV Sector, OLEDs (Display and Lighting), and others. Also covered are companies such as Abrisa Technologies, Asahi Glass Co. Ltd., Corning Inc., Nippon Electric Glass Co. Ltd., and Schott AG, among others.

For more details about this trend report, please visit http://www.strategyr.com/TrendReport.asp?code=146014.

About Global Industry Analysts, Inc.

Global Industry Analysts, Inc., (GIA) is a leading publisher of off-the-shelf market research. Founded in 1987, the company currently employs over 800 people worldwide. Annually, GIA publishes more than 1300 full-scale research reports and analyzes 40,000+ market and technology trends while monitoring more than 126,000 Companies worldwide. Serving over 9500 clients in 27 countries, GIA is recognized today, as one of the world's largest and reputed market research firms.

Global Industry Analysts, Inc.

Telephone: 408-528-9966

Fax: 408-528-9977

Email: press(at)StrategyR(dot)com

Web Site: http://www.StrategyR.com/

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8Feb/140

Bluenose Analytics Secures $10M to Help Businesses Reduce Customer Churn & Drive Revenue


San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) December 11, 2013

Bluenose Analytics today announced it has secured $ 10 million in venture funding from The Social+Capital Partnership and Norwest Venture Partners (NVP). The funding includes a two million dollar seed investment led by The Social+Capital Partnership and an eight million dollar Series A led by NVP.

With a successful beta launch earlier this year, Bluenose will leverage the investment to continue expanding the capabilities of its platform, including deepening its predictive analytics. Bluenose is also deepening its executive team with thought leaders to drive content focused on customer retention best practices.

“For companies with recurring revenue models, customer churn is the number one threat to success and sustainability,” said Jeffrey M. Kaplan, managing director of THINKstrategies, Inc. and founder of the Cloud Computing Showplace. “Businesses need a powerful analytics platform to make the most of the growing amount of data they can collect about their customer base and turn it into additional revenue-generating outcomes.”

Built from the ground up by software-as-a-service experts, the Bluenose Analytics platform helps companies identify customer issues early, including the drivers of churn. By combining business intelligence and automated customer engagement, Bluenose pinpoints at-risk customers and opportunities to up-sell at every stage in the lifecycle.

“We invested in Bluenose early on – when it was Don, Todd, and a value proposition that resonated with us,” said Mamoon Hamid, general partner at The Social+Capital Partnership. “One of the biggest challenges that businesses face is identifying at-risk customers who are likely to churn versus happy customers who are likely to buy more. Bluenose is addressing this opportunity by providing actionable insights to businesses so they can further delight their customers with the right products and features.”

“With an impressive team and deep analytics expertise, Bluenose is the company to help businesses finally realize the power of big data for improving and retaining customer relationships,” said Matthew Howard, managing partner, NVP. "This investment reinforces our continued focus on cloud-based technologies that drive better business practices and more opportunities for growth.”

“Bluenose is in a very unique position, thanks to the support of two of the most successful and forward-thinking SaaS investors in the industry,” said Don MacLennan, founder and CEO of Bluenose Analytics. “NVP and Social+Capital have a record of working with innovators who have changed an industry landscape - which is exactly what Bluenose intends to do for customer analytics.”

With this investment, Mamoon Hamid and Matthew Howard have joined the Bluenose Analytics board of directors.

About The Social+Capital Partnership

The Social+Capital Partnership ("Social Capital") is a partnership of philanthropists, technologists and capitalists utilizing venture capital as a force to create value and change on a global scale. The Partnership is based in Palo Alto, California and is on the web at s23p.com.

About Norwest Venture Partners

Norwest Venture Partners (NVP) is a multi-stage venture capital and growth equity investment firm that has partnered with entrepreneurs to build great businesses for more than 50 years. The firm manages over $ 3.7 billion in capital and has funded more than 500 companies since inception. Headquartered in Palo Alto, Calif., NVP has subsidiaries in Mumbai and Bengaluru, India and Herzelia, Israel. NVP makes early to late-stage venture and growth equity investments across a wide range of sectors including: technology, information services, business services, financial services, consumer products/services and healthcare. For more information, please visit http://www.nvp.com. Follow NVP on Twitter @NorwestVP

About Bluenose Analytics

Bluenose provides a customer success platform for software-as-a-service businesses to increase revenue, using predictive analytics to engage at-risk customers and identify drivers of churn. For more information, visit http://www.bluenose.com.







22Jan/140

PhatWare Updates PhatPad Notetaker for Microsoft Windows 8.1, Adds Sync with Google Drive and Box


Spokane, WA (PRWEB) November 22, 2013

PhatWare Corporation announces today the immediate availability of the PhatPad 2.2 note-taking and collaboration Metro-style app now optimized for Microsoft Windows 8.1. The new version of PhatPad not only leverages the new Windows Metro interface, but also offers even better handwriting recognition quality and a range of advanced features optimized for the Microsoft Surface tablet and other Windows-based computers. For more, please visit PhatWare's web site at http://www.phatware.com/phatpad.

More than just a note-taking app, PhatPad turns a Microsoft Surface or any other Windows-based tablet or a desktop computer into an advanced brainstorming tool by enabling users to draw, write, and type on the iPad, then instantly share ideas via email, Dropbox, Microsoft SkyDrive, Box, Google Docs, or in PhatPad's presentation mode.

PhatPad is highly regarded for its smooth-flowing digital ink technology, which lets tablet users scribble notes as if they are writing on real paper, but is best known for its powerful multilingual handwriting recognition engine automatically converting handwritten notes into text. PhatPad is available in eleven languages, including English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Norwegian, Finnish, Italian, Portuguese, Swedish, and Spanish.

Brainstorming and collaborating with team members is simple using PhatPad's Presentation mode, which allows users to create quick presentations and display them on the computer screen and external monitor. While in Presentation mode, users can record and play unattended presentations by synchronizing document pages with their recorded voice.

Availability and Pricing

PhatPad is available on Windows 8.1/RT Tablets and Desktop Computers, as well as iPads and Android Tablets and is distributed via the Windows Store, iTunes App Store, and Google Play. PhatPad is priced at $ 4.99 on each supported platform.

About PhatWare

Founded in October 1997, PhatWare Corporation is a leading provider of easy to use powerful software products and professional services for the mobile and desktop computing marketplace. PhatWare specializes in handwriting recognition, digital ink, note taking and database, and network management software development. PhatWare's products include such popular titles as PenOffice®, PhatPad®, WritePad®, and others. PhatWare Corporation is a Microsoft Certified Partner, and Intel Software Partner. To learn more about PhatWare, visit http://www.phatware.com.

© PhatWare Corp. 2013. All Rights Reserved. PhatWare and WritePad are registered trademarks of PhatWare Corp. in the USA and/or other countries. iPad is registered trademarks of Apple Inc. Android and Google Play are registered trademarks of Google Inc. Windows Store, Windows, and Microsoft SkyDrive are registered trademarks and copyrights of Microsoft.







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16Jan/140

ePrint123 floors Unilever with Custom 3D USB Drive


Chicago, IL (PRWEB) November 19, 2013

With over 400 brands under its belt, Unilever is an industry juggernaut. Needing custom USB drives, they naturally looked to ePrint123 for their expertise and guidance in the field. The request was to create custom USB drives featuring the Hellmann’s brand to commemorate their 100th anniversary. ePrint123 came up with a realistic miniature of a Hellmann’s mayonnaise jar containing the USB drive within. From the iconic logo to the blue and yellow label colors, ePrint123’s meticulous attention to detail made for a truly show-stopping finished product. Not only did ePrint123 produce an exemplary product, they were also able to complete the 3D modeling and digital rendering in two days, completing the entire project in three weeks, ahead of the schedule and within budget. Venetia J., ePrint123’s client at Unilever said, “OMG I was floored and so was Mary L. our Supply Leader.”

The Custom 3D USB Drive from ePrint123.com is a phenomenal feat. It works just like any USB flash drive, with capacities ranging from 128MB to 64GB. It contains the latest high-speed memory chip technology and comes with a lifetime guarantee. It’s small, portable, and universally compatible with all desktop, laptop, tablet computers, and any device with a USB interface.

The Custom 3D USB Drive offers something few other products can rival – it impresses the most demanding client, and is guaranteed to put a smile on their face. It’s made as a 3-dimensional product miniature, whether it’s a truck, a robot, or even that jar of mayonnaise, complete with the shape, color, and even the texture, of the original product. The USB chip and connector are cleverly hidden inside the product, and in most cases, are designed to encourage user interaction.

While the process of making a proper 3D model and a custom mold is normally expensive, ePrint123’s unique workflow gets the design process down to a science, ensuring reliable output and lower costs. Priced at just $ 16.99 each with a minimum order quantity of 100 units, everything from 3D modeling, tooling, and production is included. The drive can be made with a wide variety of materials to closely reassemble the original product. The most popular material is PVC, but can also be made of ABS plastic, wood, bamboo, metal, etc.

Businesses no longer need to worry if their marketing investment is being thrown away, giving the 3D USB the very best ROI of any product in this category. As a very useful and functional gift, the recipient is likely to keep it and use it frequently for many years. The ordering process is extremely easy - simply supply a few product photos, and ePrint123 will provide a digitally rendered 3D model in about three days. Revisions are offered at no additional charge until the customer is completely satisfied. ePrint123’s production turnaround time is among the fastest in the industry – often taking just three to four weeks from start to finish.

“The Custom Shaped USB Drive mimics the shape, color, and texture of any product, and works just like a normal USB flash drive,” says Jimmy Sun, the president of ePrint123.com. “It will be treasured by customers and is truly a gift that keeps on giving.”

The Custom Shaped USB Drive can be ordered online from http://www.eprint123.com/custom3dusb. Business purchase orders are accepted upon credit approval.

About ePrint123.com

ePrint123.com is the online specialty print arm of Sunrise Hitek Group, LLC., an Inc. 5000 company established in 1988 and employs the most advanced equipment and technology, such as G7-certified HP Indigo and UV flatbed presses, laser engraving, digital die-cutting, and fabrication, to create best-in-class color printing, short-run packaging, P.O.P. retail displays, and signage products. A privately-owned enterprise, the company is based in Chicago and sells products worldwide.







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13Sep/130

Take a Test Drive in the Ultimate SAFE Car, An Advanced Automotive Security Solution Introduced by SAFE


LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA (PRWEB) May 30, 2013

Fast cars and luxury automobiles. They capture our hearts and command respect, but lets face it. They come at a priceand sometimes risk. With the groundbreaking introduction of the SAFE Car, consumers can now protect their wheels, and, more importantly, whats inside, in ways never thought possible.

The new SAFE Car, developed by SAFE (Strategically Armored and Fortified Environments, http://www.safe-us.com), the leader in next generation custom security solutions, provides owners with an unprecedented level of control, convenience, safety and security that is in keeping with the newest lifestyle and technological capabilities.

SAFE, based in L.A. and founded by security industry icon Al Corbi, began developing a prototype for the SAFE Car, an advanced automotive security solution, as a natural extension for its clients security needs. The car is designed to allow owners to maintain complete control of their residential or other properties while on the go. The SAFE Car offers secure features that can be controlled by the owner from any locationin the air and on the groundand is the first of its kind to offer real-time contact and communications with the vehicle. The cars Situational Awareness and Control (SAC) system from SAFE, links audio, video and mechanical systems seamlessly to protect itself and its owners/occupants with manual or pre-programmed features.

To showcase the SAFE Car features, SAFE produced a short dramatization video titled "Good Decisions," revealing an up close and personal view of the cars cutting edge safety and security features.

An integrated security solution, the SAFE Car is a fusion of biometric and analytic technologies, including facial recognition, behavior analysis, voice recognition, LPR, RFID and more, typically used in residential and commercial projects. SAFE Cars are essentially roaming Wi-Fi hotspots that afford their owners unprecedented access to the vehicle and its functions. Most importantly, SAFE Cars provide owners the peace of mind that comes from knowing their car can not be stolen and knowing they can maintain complete control of their car, their home or other properties worldwide in real-time. The SAFE Car keeps its owner in total control. It lets the owner know who is in the car, where it is, how fast it is traveling, and much more. Authorized users can stop the car remotely, enable or deactivate door and trunk locks, even send blasts of smoke into the interior to subdue an unwelcome intruder.

Although the technology and equipment in the car is seamless to the eye, the SAFE Car delivers the ultimate in automotive security and controls with features that include:

Interface with residential security systems, providing a fully integrated system with the security features and functions in any home, office, airplane or yacht.

Facial and voice recognition of both driver and passenger allowing the owner to view, in real-time, the interior of the car and its occupants from anywhere in the world. Camera views outside of the car recognize and record other vehicle license plates and help identify location and intruders.

Remote notification including images and time/date stamps of anyone other than those authorized to have unrestricted access.

Remote 1- or 2-way visual communication, remote 2-way voice communication, and remote door latch and unlatch, using an integrated, Internet-based secure tablet and barcoded license plate/back-up camera.

Remote trunk unlatch allowing quick escape or access.

Remote engine starting and stopping activation and deactivation through facial recognition.

Onboard Diagnostics, Global Positioning System (GPS) & Radar Detection featuring two graphic user interfaces (GUI), onboard and remote. The onboard GUI utilizes a secure tablet deployed from the dash when activated by the biometric palm reader in the center console.

The SAFE car is sold exclusively by SAFE. The SAFE Car design is not manufacture-specific and can be custom-designed by SAFE to be compatible with virtually all vehicle makes and models. SAFE will exclusively customize, manufacture and install the SAFE Car features.

When it comes time to purchase a new car or retrofit that old classic, "Good Decisions shows just how cool security can be.

So, take control. Make it a next-generation SAFE car.

About SAFE: SAFE (Strategically Armored and Fortified Environments, http://www.safe-us.com) is a unique provider of custom security solutions that are architecturally based, aesthetically discreet and completely scalable for homes, automobiles, offices and super yachts. SAFE's systems do not rely on any of the traditional security measures such as alarms or guards. Instead, SAFE systems keep their clients in control at all times, while providing a predictable and reliable level of protection that is fail-safe for both natural and man-made threats. SAFE is a world leader in the field of security through the master integration of both high and low tech features including hardening, surveillance, detection, deterrence as well as nuclear, biological, chemical and electromagnetic pulse (NBCE) protection. All SAFE products are meticulously and seamlessly imbedded into even the most sophisticated interiors. SAFE helps its clients achieve the peace of mind that can only come from careful planning and preparation. SAFEs uncompromising solutions include full integration through SAFEs Situational Awareness and Control (SAC) system. This proprietary system includes custom software for each client, adding secure access, control and convenience. Beyond hardening and other security features, the SAC system allows the client to interact with and control their security from the property or from the other side of the globe. For more information, visit http://www.safe-us.com.







23Oct/120

See Whats Eating Up Hard Drive Space with New Disk Aware

West Des Moines, IA (PRWEB) September 25, 2012

Mediafour Corporation is proud to announce the launch of Disk Aware, software to help users quickly find large files and folders eating up hard drive space. Disk Aware makes it easy to see exactly what items are taking up the most space on your drive and provides tools to help you reclaim space.

The Wheel, the List and more

Disk Awares color-coded Wheel gives you a quick, visual overview of your drive. Each file and folder is shown as a block in the Wheel. Finding large items is as simple as looking for the large blocks. You can hover over blocks for more details or double-click to navigate further into your disk.

The List gives you the power to really dig in and locate specific folders and files. You can see the actual and relative size for each item of the current selection. The List also makes sorting items easy, so you can quickly find the largest items. You can sort by size or by particular kinds of files such as Pictures, Audio, Videos, Documents, Applications and more.

When it is time to tidy things up Disk Aware provides powerful tools to help you delete, recycle, compress and archive items.

Today, its easy to be overwhelmed by the amount of data on our computers. Everyone is creating files, photos and videos faster than they can upgrade their computers. We created Disk Aware to help bring this chaos under control, giving users the power to reclaim their hard drive space, said President/CEO, Rick Rockhold.

Try or Buy

You can purchase Disk Aware at mediafour.com/diskaware for $ 9.99 or download the fully functional, 5-day free trial.

Requirements

Disk Aware works with Windows 8/7/Vista/XP and Server 2008/2003.

About Mediafour Corporation

Mediafour Corporation has been a worldwide developer and publisher of software products based in West Des Moines, Iowa since 1994. For more information visit Mediafour at mediafour.com.

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9Jul/120

Paragon Software Group Released Drive Copy 8.0

(PRWEB) December 22, 2006

Paragon Software Group, the European specialist for innovative data security and data management technology, launches Drive Copy 8.0 a software for real-time hard disk copy, personal/corporate data and applications migration, disk-to-disk backup and basic hard disk partitioning operations.

Paragon Drive Copy was created as a stand-along product, realized in two editions- personal and professional ones, empowered with functions that allow each target group of users derive the best benefit from their PCs at home or at work.

Personal Edition gives an opportunity for home users to accomplish simple and easy-to-use data migration in case of old hard drive retiring or upgrade. With unique One Button Copy Wizard and external USB, FireWire hard drives support its really easy to make a quick backup copy of hard drive, you can boot from right away. It really saves your time when you perform routine drive copy operations or you just dont want to learn much about hard disks. All you have to do is to run One Button Copy Wizard with one mouse click and it will automatically find hard drive to copy, new hard drive and perform drive copy operation.

Moreover, all the operations are realized through the user-friendly graphical interface in Windows XP style that makes the process much easier and far from time-consuming.

As for Professional Edition here we should say more: due to innovative Hot Copy

23Apr/120

Jupiter Upgrades its Fusion 940 Display Wall Processor; Enhanced Processor Offers More Memory, Video Processing, a New Removable Drive and More Video Inputs

Anaheim, CA (PRWEB) June 21, 2007

Jupiter Systems, (INFOCOMM07, Booth #2426), the industry leader in Command and Control Visualization, today announced enhancements to its Jupiter Fusion 940 Display Wall Processor, offering more memory, video inputs and processing power and a removable hard disk.

The upgrade includes up to an optional 3GB memory (over a standard 1GB maximum), processing power of 3GHz (up from 2.4GHZ) and a removable SATA 150 80GB hard disk (instead of a fixed 20GB ATA hard drive). The enhanced processor also offers Jupiter's popular video processing add-in card, the Octal Video Board. For the Fusion 940, video inputs can increase from 12 to 44 with the addition of 4 Octal boards.

The Octal Video Card is designed to support applications where large numbers of video signals need to be shown on a display wall. With multiple cards installed in a Jupiter Fusion 940 display wall processor, over 32 video signals can be shown on the display wall simultaneously. This new capability provides the flexibility to attach all required video sources directly to the processor and eliminate the need for an external matrix switch, thus reducing cost and simplifying installation while improving user control.

The new Fusion 940, configured with multiple Octal Video Cards, is the perfect price performance solution for Intelligent Traffic, 911/Dispatch, Security and Surveillance, Public Utilities and Telecom installations that require monitoring numerous video sources simultaneously.

The Enhanced Jupiter Fusion 940 Display Wall Processor

The Jupiter Fusion 940 Display Wall Controller is capable of driving up to ten analog or digital projectors to a resolution of 1600x1200 pixels per projector. The robust processor offers flexible digital and analog input and output options housed in a compact 2U rack mount enclosure.

The Jupiter Fusion 940 comes standard with 12 composite video BNC and six S-Video mini-DIN inputs to the system. The integrated video matrix switch and analog video bus allows any video input channel to be directed to any output window, simplifying configuration. To accommodate larger configurations, optional Octal Video boards can be added to the system to provide up to 44 video inputs and the ability to display up to 34 video windows on a Fusion 940 system. Windows containing video inputs can be moved, scaled and minimized like any other application window, making the Fusion 940 highly flexible and easy to use. Multiple video windows can be placed on a single screen, providing display space for other applications.

Up to eight HD15 inputs can be added to display live RGB graphics images on the display wall from other computer sources such as laptops, desktop computers, workstations and legacy systems. RGB windows can be easily moved, resized and minimized like any other application window. RGB image quality is guaranteed with automatic software recognition of incoming RGB signals that correlate to existing VESA standard display formats.

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11Mar/120

Toshiba Releases Its Premium Gaming Laptop : New Laptop Pushes PC Gaming to the Extreme by Combining NVIDIA SLI Technology, an Intel Core 2 Quad Processor and a Solid State Hard Drive


IRVINE, Calif. (PRWEB) October 21, 2008

The Qosmio X305-Q708 is Toshiba's most powerful gaming laptop to date. Powered by an Intel

1Jul/110

IT Businesses Drive Demand for Business Insurance, More Than 35 Percent Growth for TechInsurance

IT Businesses Drive Demand for Business Insurance, More Than 35 Percent Growth for TechInsurance











Dallas, Texas (Vocus) July 1, 2010

The first quarter of 2010 was the most successful quarter on record for TechInsurance, the nation’s top insurance provider for information technology businesses, indicating that the economic turnaround is strengthening for IT service providers. TechInsurance was founded in 1997 to provide affordable business insurance coverage for the burgeoning technology industry.

“We were pleased when January proved to be the best month in company history, but by April we were stunned to see the trend for month-over-month record growth continue,” says Jim Cochran, president and founder of TechInsurance. “What this tells us is that small IT businesses are going back to work at a very rapid pace, and are seeking the insurance they need to fulfill contractual requirements or protect themselves as new businesses. We view small technology business growth as an early leading indicator for a recovery as corporations begin to spend on IT projects again.”

TechInsurance has insured more than 2,000 new businesses in the first quarter, compared with 1,476 during the same time period in 2009. That’s an increase of more than 35 percent. Many of these new TechInsurance customers are startup businesses. The overall growth trend in new IT insurance policies began in August 2009, with increasing sales every month compared to the same period the prior year.

“Many of the people who were laid off during the recession have decided to start their own IT services businesses,” Cochran notes. “As startups, they can find it difficult and confusing to get the insurance they need, such as professional liability and general liability insurance, to protect their business investment and secure client contracts. Since we specialize in insurance for IT small businesses, and we have lots of experience in working with startups, we can very efficiently get them coverage at an affordable price.”

Another notable trend is strong growth in sales of workers’ compensation policies, which indicates that TechInsurance's technology customers are hiring and need coverage for their employees.

About TechInsurance

TechInsurance is a web-based e-agent that offers IT businesses and professionals fast, easy, one-stop shopping for all their business property insurance and liability needs. TechInsurance was founded in 1997 in response to the difficulty IT services firms had finding high-quality, affordable business insurance. With more than 12,000 businesses insured, the company has grown to become America's leading online provider of business and professional insurance for computer consulting, web services companies and other IT service businesses. For information, visit http://www.techinsurance.com.

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