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Locality Expands Nationally to Deliver Comprehensive Local Services Information to Millions of Consumers in 10,000+ Cities

San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) November 21, 2013

Locality (formerly Centzy), provider of the most useful, comprehensive search experience for local services, today announced its expansion into more than 10,000 U.S. cities. The company connects millions of consumers with the right local merchants for their needs. Whether it’s finding a stylist who can give great highlights before a big date or identifying the best spa nearby within a consumer’s budget, over 1.5 million people use Locality one or more times each month. Unlike other local search services that provide basic business listings and user reviews, Locality specializes in data that comes directly from merchants, such as their menu of services, pricing, and business hours, generating the most complete results available online covering 60 services in 15 categories.

As Locality continues to aggressively broaden its reach, the company announced that it has raised $ 4.3 million in Series A funding. Matrix Partners led the round and general partner Jared Fliesler has joined the company’s board of directors. Locality will use the funds to build out its platform in an ambitious effort to cover every service at every local business nationwide and develop new ways for consumers to easily connect to local merchants.

Locality's vision is to build the most comprehensive marketplace for consumers to find, compare, and select local services. With Locality, local merchants are "always open" to answer the most commonly asked questions about their businesses. Locality aims to help merchants extend their reach and build a larger audience of high-intention consumers. Over time, Locality will make it even easier to search and discover new products and services, connecting potential customers with merchants and closing the loop on their purchases.

No One Covers Local Like Locality

Locality takes a radically different approach to local search. It is the only platform to provide a deep and normalized look at entire service categories within a searchable metro. 90% of Locality’s pricing, available services, and hours data is not available anywhere else online. For example, in a recent random sampling of 700 nail salons across the nation, Locality provided operating hours data for twice the number of nail salons as Google.

Locality’s proprietary data collection system ensures that all merchants within a defined area are included in searches and that all listings remain current. The company provides actionable information to millions of potential customers with strong purchase intent -- people searching for specific services as part of their daily lives. For example, it’s 7pm and Bob is just finishing his workday. His regular cleaners closed at 5pm, but he really needs to find a next-day wash and fold. Bob can easily search on Locality for a quality, affordable dry cleaner nearby that offers this specific service and is still open. Locality gives consumers the best insight into all of their options.

“Locality does for local services what Kayak does for air travel. We show consumers every service that's available around them in a way that makes it easy to find the right one for them,” said Jay Shek, co-founder and CEO of Locality. “Whether it’s finding the best yoga class in a new city or searching for a spontaneous mani-pedi near the office, Locality connects consumers to services for everyday life, giving them the power to find services wherever they are, whenever they need information.”

Act Locally, Grow Organically

Locality’s user base is growing rapidly and organically as consumers discover its value. Since its public launch last year, Locality traffic has grown over 10x as consumers use it in big cities and small towns all over the U.S. In fact, 75% of Locality’s traffic comes from outside the nation’s top 10 cities.

“Locality changes expectations of what local search can provide,” said Mr. Fliesler, Matrix general partner and former Square, Google and Slide executive. “Despite the number of companies competing in the local market, no one can do what Locality does and offer consumers this level of detail in local search. The unique and extensible data collection system that the team built allows Locality to scale and enter new markets at an unprecedented rate, and I can't wait to help Jay and his team design incredible product offerings on that platform."

“We are fortunate to receive such strong support from Matrix as a firm and from Jared in particular. Jared has great insight into how to build and market successful products in the local space from his time at Square,” added Mr. Shek. “His outstanding, relevant experience makes him the perfect fit to help us turn Locality into the ultimate local marketplace for consumers and merchants.”

To help accelerate growth, Locality is moving its headquarters to San Francisco. The company will maintain a satellite office in New York.

To find out how to join the Locality team in San Francisco or New York, please visit To find the right local services for you, go to


About Locality

Founded in 2011, Locality has developed the industry’s most comprehensive local search experience, covering 60 different services available in more than 10,000 cities. Locality’s proprietary data collection system helps consumers find the information they seek to connect with merchants that best meet their needs. The company is funded by Matrix Partners, Lightbank, ffVC, Cowboy Ventures, and Founder Collective. It is based in San Francisco with offices in New York. To learn more, please visit

About Matrix Partners

Matrix Partners is a premier venture capital firm that has generated outstanding returns for more than three decades. By focusing on early-stage investments and emphasizing long-term relationships with entrepreneurs, the firm has delivered several of the industry's top performing funds of all time. Matrix Partners has offices in Cambridge, MA; Palo Alto, CA; Mumbai, India; and Beijing and Shanghai, China. Matrix Partners has invested in several game-changing, industry-leading businesses such as Apple Computer,, Gilt Groupe, HubSpot, JBoss, Netezza,, Polyvore, Starent Networks, Sycamore Networks, Veritas, Zendesk, and Zong.

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Embassy Suites Baltimore Installs FlyteBoard; Enhances Service with Real-Time Airline Information

Chicago, IL (PRWEB) August 27, 2013

Flyte Systems, the leading provider of airport travel information displays and digital signage content for the hospitality industry, digital signage, convention centers and related businesses, announced the Embassy Suites Baltimore Downtown installed its FlyteBoard airline schedule display. FlyteBoard gives guests accurate, real-time airline flight information for travel confidence that keeps them comfortably on property longer. Click here to request information on Flyte Systems' airport travel and guest information services.

Flyte Systems services add value to properties

Flyte Systems FlyteBoard and other travel services add considerable value to our properties by providing confidence and convenience to guests, said Craig Strickler, Kokua Hospitality LLCs vice president of transitions & standards. Kokua operates the Embassy Suites Baltimore Downtown. Kokua installs FlyteBoard and FlytePass boarding pass printing at its properties to maximize peace of mind for airport-bound guests. Flyte Systems services are a unique amenity that guests do not expect, but really love. FlyteBoard shows accurate departures, arrivals, gate information, and delays so guests can remain at the property until their flight is ready. Flyte Systems is the only full service flight information display solution that provides real-time airline flight information.

Flyte Systems launches InfoBoard total travel information center

Strickler noted that Flyte Systems is launching a new guest service display called InfoBoard that provides a full spectrum of travel and property information. I used InfoBoard at a recent tradeshow and liked it. It is a five-foot high touch screen display with icons guests touch to see flight times, property transportation services, and view property events and maps. They can also check out local eateries and entertainment, and see weather, traffic, and news.

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International Joint Conferences on Computer, Information, Systems Sciences, & Engineering (CISSE) Set for December 12-14, 2013

Bridgeport, CT (PRWEB) September 12, 2013

The 2013 International Joint Conferences on Computer, Information, Systems Sciences, & Engineering (CISSE) has set the dates for its 2013 annual research conference. The online e-conference will be held December 7-12, 2013 at

CISSE is the world's first engineering/computing and systems research e-conference conducted completely online in real-time via the internet. Authors are invited to participate by visiting the CISSE Conference website,

Call for Papers

Authors must submit their papers by November 1, 2013. Authors of accepted papers will be notified by November 24, 2013 and final manuscript and registration is due by December 7, 2013.

At the completion of the conference, Springer, the official publisher for CISSE, prints the accepted and registered papers in a final proceedings publication available for purchase on both the CISSE and Springer websites.

CISSE is comprised of four international conferences each with a Conference Chair, Technical Program Chair and Technical Committee that oversee the paper approval and conference proceedings. Each conference focuses on a specific discipline with a variety of topics for paper submission.

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Healthcare Information Technology Market – New Industry Research Report is Now Available for Pre-Order at Transparency Market Research

Albany, New York (PRWEB) June 26, 2013

Healthcare IT is a collective term used for solutions offered by information technology in the healthcare industry. These solutions offer better data management and secure exchange of health information among customers, governments, providers and insurers. There is a huge demand of general applications such as electronic health and medical record system and computerized physician order entry system along with specialized solutions such as clinical trials management system, data mining system and clinical decision support system.

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Applications such as Picture Archiving and Communication Systems (PACS) and Radiology Information Systems (RIS) are used to store and manage patient scans and images. In addition, software solutions such as hospital information systems, ambulatory care management systems, EMR, HER, e-prescribing systems and patient management systems are being widely adopted by hospitals and clinics to provide better patient care.

The advantages of adopting IT solutions in healthcare are reduction in medical errors, increased successful outcomes in procedures, reduce health costs and increased health care productivity are the major driving factors for the healthcare IT market. For instance, the U.S. government has passed several regulatory acts emphasizing on the adoption of e-healthcare by both public and private sector entities, to reduce the enormous healthcare costs. In addition, the introduction of cloud computing in the healthcare industry has further eased real-time communication and exchange of data. Being in its nascent stage, the major restraint for the healthcare IT market is its limited geographical reach. It still lacks presence in rural areas of the developed regions such as North America and Europe and in major parts of developing countries of Asia.

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With increase in disposable incomes and technical awareness, the market has huge opportunity of enhancing its presence in developing regions such as Asia. Moreover, adoption rate of cloud computing for healthcare in developed regions is expected to surge substantially by the end of forecast period, contributing significantly to the overall growth of the healthcare IT market.

The companies such as Neusoft, ICT for Health and Candelis Inc. provide the imaging applications such as PACS and RIS. While the companies such as Wipro and Mckesson provide software solutions such as hospital information system and electronic health records and practice management systems.

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M2J Think Box Appoints Chief Information Officer

Chicago, IL (PRWEB) August 30, 2013

M2J Think Box, Inc., a digital marketing firm in Chicago, announced today it has appointed Scott Szwiec as its new Chief Information Officer (CIO).

With more than a decade of information technology and business development experience, Szwiec will direct efforts to link technology to internal and external strategies for M2J Think Box and its growing roster of local and national clients across several industries, including healthcare, sports & entertainment, retail, grocery and hospitality.

Adding Scott to our team strengthens our core and allows us to manage both internal projects and our valued clients more effectively, said Michael Miller, Chief Marketing Officer of M2J Think Box. His experience brings our digital marketing firm up to a higher echelon of ability and service.

Szwiec most recently worked at as the Vice President of Technology and Network Relations, and coordinated all technical functions to successfully launch and operate new programs. He also spearheaded network relationship business plans aligned with strategic company goals, and served on the companys senior management team. During his tenure, Szwiec cultivated strong business partnerships with leading healthcare companies such as Aetna, Cigna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Careington and Delta Dental.

Prior to, Szwiec worked in technical roles at Software Architects, Inc. and Strong Capital Management, Inc. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from Marquette University in Milwaukee and earned a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science.

For more information about M2J Think Box, visit or contact Michael Miller at Michael(at)M2JThinkBox(dot)com.

About M2J Think Box, Inc.

Located in Chicago, M2J Think Box is a digital marketing agency with consulting experience and tools that help businesses starting out in a basement, to companies whose names are on the 101st floor. Driving innovation for businesses through insight and knowledge, M2J Think Box provides comprehension and control, while reducing the time and costs associated with fragmented strategies. Its valued clients include Cigna,, Falcon's Boxing Gym, Live Nation, The Mister Shop and Storck.


OLP Announces Launch of New Information Governance Certificate Program

Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) August 26, 2013

The Organization of Legal Professionals (OLP) announces the launch of their new Information Governance Certificate program. The 11-week course, which begins October 1st, focuses on the creation of an effective information governance leader to meet the needs of todays law firms. Courses focus on practical application skills to interactive scenarios in an interactive, web-based, live simulation environment.

Designed and developed by a leading industry professional, OLPs online Information Governance Program will provide intensive training that can be applied in a traditional or progressive law firm or in-house legal environment.

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Proactive Communications Awarded Texas Department of Information Resources Emergency Preparedness Contract

Killeen, TX (PRWEB) July 09, 2013

Proactive Communications, Inc., a Texas-based integrated communications provider, today announced that it was awarded a contract from the Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR) to provide end-to-end Emergency Preparedness hardware, software and network services under the Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR) Cooperative Contracts Program.

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New GPS Enabled Location Device Connects Consumers with MedicAlerts Famous 24/7 Emergency Response and Health Information Service

Turlock, CA (PRWEB) July 31, 2013

MedicAlert Foundation International, the leading international emergency information and support network, and eTrak, developer of the smallest, most reliable GPS enabled device on the market today, come together to introduce a new, cutting-edge device for consumers named MedicAlert


Hacker Conference to Announce Chief Information Security Officer of the Year in Atlanta

Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) July 04, 2013

This years Global CISO Forum, the executive-level event running with Hacker Halted, the agenda includes a particularly exciting event: the CISO Awards Luncheon in Atlanta on September 19, 2013. The CISO Awards Luncheon will honor security visionaries from around the world in the following categories:

C|CISO of the Year - This award, available only to EC-Council Certified CISOs (C|CISOs), recognizes an individuals outstanding work in information security. One C|CISO who has contributed to the information security industry, shown tremendous professional growth and achievement, and has promoted strong, innovative security practices will be honored.

CIO of the Year - This award, available only to Chief Information Officers (CIOs) recognizes an individuals outstanding work in information security. Security cannot be achieved without the support of management. This is the information security industrys chance to recognize the leaders that support the security leaders in achieving greatness. One executive who has contributed to the information security industry, shown tremendous professional growth and achievement, and has promoted strong, innovative security practices will be honored.

CISO of the Year - This award, available only to Information Security Executives (VP, CISO, etc.), recognizes an individuals outstanding work in information security. One executive who has contributed to the information security industry, shown tremendous professional growth and achievement, and has promoted strong, innovative security practices will be honored.

EC-Council felt inclined to include a nod to the executives at this years Hacker Halted as a way of bringing the front-line defenders of security together with the executives who are making security a priority in the boardroom. Eric Lopez, Director of Conferences & Events for EC-Council put it this way, Its becoming increasingly apparent that the information security industry suffers from a lack of communication. This is not a problem that is shared by criminal hackers Black Hat Hackers share information far more freely than the White Hat Security side does. The CISO Forum is EC-Council trying to bridge that communication gap, not just between peers in the industry, but between executives and analysts, CISOs and network administrators.

Professionals are encouraged to apply as well as to nominate their colleagues, and in the case of the CIO of the year, possibly their managers. To apply, interested professionals should enter their information at the Awards website in order to receive the application form.

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London, UK (PRWEB) May 02, 2013

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