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Monotype to Engage Designers Through Typography at Head, Heart Hand: AIGA Design Conference

Woburn, Mass. (PRWEB) October 04, 2013

Join Monotype at Head, Heart, Hand: AIGA Design Conference, the bi-annual conference presented by AIGA, the professional association for design, on Oct. 10-12, 2013, at the Minneapolis Convention Center. One of Monotype's type experts, Allan Haley, will be engaging all levels of type designers by exploring the past and present trends in typography. Come by and get a sneak peek into the future of typography by learning about emerging type talent, then put your type trivia to the test in the “Head, Heart, Hand” Type Quiz.

Allan is director of words and letters at Monotype and is involved in all aspects of growing and maintaining the company’s typeface collections, and he serves as a link between Monotype and the graphic design and design education communities.

    “Lessons from the Young Guns of Typography”: Emerging designers are creating thought-provoking, powerful and even stunning typography that is sure to spawn future design trends. This session will celebrate the best work being done and examine why it is so good. More information on this presentation can be found here:

Friday, Oct. 11, 2013 – 2:30-3:45 p.m.

    “Head, Heart, Hand” Type Quiz: Do you know more than a little type trivia? Then you might be ready to take the 2013 AIGA Type Quiz. If you've taken the quiz before – or have results from the last quiz – it won’t help. We've got all new questions – with more than a couple dedicated to our host city. This year’s quiz will be even more fun and more rewarding than those in the past. There will be more prizes and even a series of questions for the typographically challenged. It promises to be an evening of fun and font frivolity. More information about how you can test your metal at the “Head, Heart, Hand” Type Quiz can be found here:

Friday, Oct. 11, 2013 – 8-9:30 p.m.

Please join Monotype at Head, Heart, Hand: AIGA Design Conference to talk about fonts and typography, and share typographic items of interest.

About Monotype

Monotype is a leading global provider of typefaces, technology and expertise that enable the best user experience and ensure brand integrity. Based in Woburn, Mass., Monotype provides customers worldwide with typeface solutions for a broad range of creative applications and consumer devices. The company’s libraries and e-commerce sites are home to many of the most widely used typefaces – including the Helvetica®, Frutiger® and Univers® families – as well as the next generation of type designs. Further information is available at

Monotype, Helvetica and Frutiger are trademarks of Monotype Imaging Inc. registered in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and may be registered in certain jurisdictions. Univers is a trademark of Monotype GmbH registered in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and may be registered in certain jurisdictions. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. ©2013 Monotype Imaging Holdings Inc. All rights reserved.


Four Times the Sales Through GraphicMails Email Marketing Packages

Geneva, Switzerland (PRWEB) July 11, 2013

A recent study by marketing research company Custora shows that, while social media boosts online sales, email is still the number one contributor to client acquisitions worldwide. The report shows that over the past four years, online retailers have quadrupled client acquisitions through email alone; in comparison, social media barely blipped on the radar.

GraphicMails powerful mobile and email marketing packages offer its clients access to personalized services that ideally suit the environment in which their businesses operate. Although email is the main focus of Custoras research findings, what must be mentioned is the impact of mobile on email opens. With close to 40% of emails opened on mobile devices, this portion of digital marketing is gaining increased momentum directly appealing to the hyper-connected users of today.

GraphicMail, with over a decades worth of experience in the mobile and email marketing field, is perfectly placed to offer businesses an integrated, sound approach to mobile and email marketing. With free, graphic-rich mobile sites and hundreds of templates, businesses are able to expand their communications onto the mobile arena, adding to their email marketing portfolio.

While mobile and email dominate the direct marketing field, social media is growing in competitiveness, which is why GraphicMail offers full social media integration as standard practice. Clients are able to share their marketing campaigns on social media platforms, further expanding their reach and collecting valuable information making for truly segmented future campaigns.

As email marketing continues to help businesses expand their client portfolios and touch base with a wider demographic; ESPs like GraphicMail continue to grow their service offerings and in doing so build responsive, real-time relationships with their clients.

Says Andre Strauss, GraphicMail Sales Manager: GraphicMail offers you the easiest and most effective way to get your message delivered to the right people. Our global team draws experience from within all aspects of the digital environment, and this is evident in our proven track record.


The Worlds Most Powerful Android HDMI TV Dongle Seeks Backing Through Crowdfunding Campaign

London (PRWEB) August 30, 2013

London-based technology firm Rocket Goods Ltd. has designed and successfully tested a revolutionary Android TV dongle called Rocket Droid Pc (also popularly known as R-Droid). This device is more powerful and quicker than any other Android TV dongle available in the market. Currently, the company is seeking


Educators in High-Performing Schools Make Curriculum Available At No Cost Through Activate Instruction

San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) August 07, 2013

Teachers and students can now access curriculum uploaded by educators in high-performing schools resources that can be linked with any school systems assessment data thanks to a free technology platform called Activate Instruction, the Girard Education Foundation announced today.

Activate Instruction is an open platform where teachers can browse, search, rate, add, share, and organize their favorite Common Core-aligned resources, and put them together in personalized playlists for students. Parents and students can follow sets of resources teachers have prescribed, or search for the ones they like best.

Activate provides access to grade 6-12 curriculum, soon expanding to K-12, in nearly all subject areas, including math, English, and science. The current content has been largely built and published by Summit Public Schools in the San Francisco Bay area and High Tech High in San Diego, high-performing public schools giving their curriculum away at no cost.

This fall, dozens of school systems nationwide plan to use the platform the only free content aggregation system in existence that enables teachers to personalize instruction, because the technology allows curricular resources to link electronically to any school systems student achievement data management systems.

As a former teacher, I am excited to see Activate Instruction which is essentially a curricular Wikipedia provide teachers with a new type of professional community, where they can easily find and share high-quality lessons, said Michele Hansen, president of the Girard Education Foundation, whose philanthropic support will enable teachers and parents to access the platform at no cost. Activate helps students learn in a fun, personalized and effective way.

A rapidly growing resource platform that has already been accessed by more than 35,000 educators, Activate now includes more than 10 years of proven curricular materials, including many that have been endorsed by educators through peer review.

Summits curriculum helped enable Summit schools to consistently rank amongst the best in California, with Summits flagship school ranked amongst the top 100 best high schools in the nation, and 96 percent of Summit graduates accepted to at least one four-year college or university. Similarly, High Tech Highs curriculum contributed to the schools success in sending 98 percent of graduates to go onto college, even though more than a third is first-generation college students.

A students learning should never be constrained because of lack of access to great resources, said Diane Tavenner, founder & CEO of Summit Public Schools. Activate ensures that at all times, all students can connect with high-quality curriculum and learning. We believe that once Activate is in the hands of every teacher and student, our nations public schools can make significant gains.

This fall, the entire Summit Public Schools network, including nearly 100 teachers and 1,600 students, will use Activate Instruction. The Activate Instruction platform was iterated upon after Summit piloted it this past year in two schools and provided student and teacher feedback.

Teachers who are using Activate Instruction report that the platform allows them to quickly and easily find quality curriculum and drill it down into manageable lessons that meet individual student needs. The website includes playlists and resources like worksheets, lesson plans, graphic organizers, pictures, videos, websites, power points and assessments. Parents and teachers can also follow teacher playlists, and teachers can work through online communities to build and share what works.

Like all teachers, my incredibly diverse students have varying passions, interests and learning needs, said Kevin Bock, a high school teacher at Summits Everest Public High School in Redwood City, Calif. In a single playlist on Activate, my students can now choose from a host of learning resources based on their individual needs or explore completely different material across separate playlists. I can personalize instruction in a way Ive never been able to do before.

Schools nationwide with a range of student achievement levels and demographics are preparing this fall to join Summit and High Tech High schools in using Activate, including school districts across California in Sanger, Tustin, Cotati-Rohnert Park, Morongo, Moreno Valley, Old Adobe, North Monterey County, some KIPP schools nationwide, Intrinsic Schools in Chicago and Heritage Digital Academy charter school in Escondido, Calif.

Activate Instruction has been instrumental in our districts efforts to increase instructional rigor and better align our curriculum to the Common Core standards - its been a catalyst for our transition to the CCSS, said Elizabeth Kaufman, assistant superintendent, Cotati-Rohnert Park Unified School District, Calif.

Large school districts today are putting out multi-million dollar bids for technology to prepare for the Common Core expensive bets that could, in large part, be satisfied by Activate Instruction for free, noted Hansen.

Activate Instruction was created over the last two years by educators, supported by a partnership among Illuminate Education, Inc., which designed and built the technology; Summit Public Schools; the Girard Education Foundation; and, The Alvo Institute.

We came together to create Activate when we all independently realized that no single platform existed that would both allow educators to use, create and share high-quality content across all grades and subjects while, at the same time, allow educators to select content based on student performance data, and even generate new resource-specific data, like student and educator rankings of various resources, said Lane Rankin, president and CEO of Illuminate Education, Inc. and 1994 Educator of the Year, according to the California League of Middle Schools.

School systems using student data assessment management systems such as Illuminate, which is used by more than 100,000 education professionals today across 4,500 schools and school systems, can use Activate Instruction to locate proven, standards-aligned curriculum aligned to student needs according to assessments and drill it down to meet individual student learning needs, at no cost. This is because the Activate Instruction technology is designed to be capable of connecting with any student data assessment or content provider through a public application programming interface.

About Activate Instruction

Activate Instruction is a free, open technology platform funded and managed by the nonprofit Girard Education Foundation. Through providing teachers and schools with high-quality educational resources tailored to individual student needs, the foundation hopes to enable every student to have a personally enriching learning experience that prepares him or her to succeed in life. To learn more about Activate Instruction, read Frequently Asked Questions and visit: Activate Instruction.


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Private Investigators London Comment on the Importance of Proper Regulation of Private Detectives through Licensing in Light of BBC News Report: Private Detectives to Need Licence

(PRWEB UK) 31 July 2013

According to the recent BBC News report dated 31 July 2013: Private detectives to need licence, operating as an unlicensed private detective will be illegal from autumn 2014. Home Office plans are to license all investigators through the Security Industry Authority after completing a training course and passing a criminality check. Home Secretary Theresa May said: "It is vital we have proper regulation of private investigators to ensure rigorous standards in this sector and the respect of individuals' rights to privacy.

The BBC News report goes on to say that anyone with a criminal record for data protection offences will not be granted a licence. These offences include unlawful interception of data, accessing data on computers without owners permission, bribery and blagging information from call centres. Under the new law all contractors will need to be licensed and the penalty for operating without a valid licence could be a custodial sentence of six months.

This long awaited move by the government to licence the private detective industry has been well received by Private Investigators London. The regulation of the industry is good news for the many legitimate private detective companies in the UK. Weeding out the rouge investigators that plague the industry is a positive and welcome step promoting trust and credibility in an industry that has received unpopular press coverage in recent years. Regulation is important as it keeps people safe from rouge investigators, gives rules and guidelines that investigators can follow to operate within the law and gives the industry credibility.

Spokesperson from Private Investigators London, Jamie Rower said:

The industry has been crying out for licensing and we at Private Investigators London are delighted by the news, in fact, we are already studying for the exam in the autumn.

Private Investigators London along with their sister company Private Detectives Manchester is a team of highly trained professional and discreet private investigators and detectives with over 35 years experience in the industry. Their understanding and approachable team of male and female detectives are available 24/7 to conduct matrimonial, corporate and private investigation


Everest Group and Cloud Connect’s Innovation through Cloud in Enterprise Awards to Honor Companies with Transformative Cloud Strategies

San Francisco and Dallas (PRWEB) June 27, 2013

Companies with documented success in cloud computing deployments are being nominated for the first-annual Innovation through Cloud in Enterprise (ICE) Awards, produced by Cloud Connect and Everest Group and taking place at Cloud Connect, held October 21-23 in Chicago.

For more information or to submit a nomination, visit:

The ICE Awards will recognize companies with demonstrated success in leveraging cloud computing to do more than reduce costs. Winners will have transformed business processes and unlocked new value by successfully implementing cloud strategies.

The awards are produced through a collaboration between Cloud Connect and Everest Group. Everest Group is an an advisory and research firm on global services and business transformation through cloud computing. Cloud Connect is a global cloud computing conference and exhibition focused on implementation use cases with annual events in Silicon Valley, Chicago, Mumbai and Shanghai.

The ICE Awards will select winners across a range of industry sectors, including consumer goods and retail, financial services, healthcare and media and entertainment. Additionally, a Viewers Choice award winner will be selected from among conference attendees via social media at the event in Chicago.

Award Criteria

Qualifying organizations must have at least 2,500 employees with operations in North America or Europe that are consumers of cloud services. Service providers and vendors are encouraged to apply on behalf of their clients and customers. The cloud solution should have resulted in one or more of the following:


Create Custom Labels with the Brady Handimark Now Being Offered through Creative Safety Supply

Lake Oswego, OR (PRWEB) April 24, 2013

When business hits big and production is running 24-7, facilities require additional warehouses to store raw and finished goods. Sometimes outdoor space can be used to hold equipment or products until they are needed. The Brady Handimark Label Maker will create indoor or outdoor custom labels whenever and wherever they are needed and is now being offered through Creative Safety Supply.

By properly marking products and equipment as soon as they are received in will eliminate wasted time and confusion when employees need to find something for production or shipping. One person can easily and quickly produce labels up to 500 per day. The latest version of the HandiMark portable label maker offers 30% faster printing speed, with additional upgrades that increase functionality and efficiency, such as auto recall, sleep mode and a clearer graphical display. The full-featured printer offers bold, easy to read text from 0.08 to 1.7, bar coding capabilities, 12 resident operating languages, alpha-numeric sequencing, and PC compatibility.

The 8 lb portable label printer makes it easy for anyone to use and transport from one warehouse to the next. The labels are made out of super-tough vinyl tape and are specially formulated to perform for years outdoors and in industrial environments making it ideal for marking equipment or product that must be stored outside until it is ready to be moved indoors for production or shipping.

A warehouse inventory clerk commented, We love using the hand held printer for labeling. It is small enough to fit in our hands but easy enough to see text displays.

For more information about Brady Handimark Label Printer, please visit or call toll-free (866)777-1360 to speak with a professional representative.

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Kozio Announces Support for Freescale’s PowerQUICC II Pro Communications Processor Family; Kozio Provides Hardware Validation Through the Entire Product Life-Cycle

Longmont, Colorado (PRWEB) December 21, 2005

Kozio, Inc., the leading provider of advanced embedded functional test and diagnostics capabilities ideally suited for board bring-up, manufacturing test and power-on self-test, today announced support for the Freescale Semiconductor ( PowerQUICC II Pro family of communications processors based on PowerPC


Northern Californias ABC Dental Group Looks to Educate the Community Through an Interactive Website

Visalia, CA (PRWEB) June 04, 2013

Cosmetic dentist, Aung Myint, DDS, has announced the launch of a new, patient-focused website created by dental website design leader, ProSites, Inc. Dr. Myints practice is utilizing the website to educate the community on the importance and ease of attaining good oral health. The website includes a links page with informative dental resources as well as a frequently asked questions (FAQ) page to address common concerns on topics ranging from bad breath to the safety of silver fillings. It also offers valuable information for those researching noninvasive treatments for dental implants in Visalia.

"This web site is mainly to educate people about dentistry and to let them know what kind of services we can provide to maintain and promote the oral health of the people, says Dr. Myint.

The website possesses interactive attributes including educational dental videos and a Smile Gallery feature to help patients make the best informed decisions about their oral health. Current and prospective patients now have access to information about ABC Dental group doctors, helpful dental links, before and after photos, and other informative content. Some of the services offered at ABC Dental Group include:

Family Dentistry

Cosmetic Dentistry


Wisdom Teeth Extractions

Sedation Dentistry

The website also utilizes extensive search engine optimization techniques to reach patients and local consumers who are searching for Gummy Smile Treatments in Visalia or other cosmetic procedures.

People can learn many subjects about oral health from our web site. They will learn ways to be able to take care of their teeth properly. says Dr. Myint. The website explains everything from very basic oral health care to all of the latest concepts and hi-tech dental services. Our Smile Gallery section is also great because it shows that simple esthetic changes can make a big positive impact on their smile line. I hope our website puts people at ease and helps them feel comfortable calling us whenever they need dental care.

About Aung Myint, DDS

Dr. Myint has over 30 years of experience in practicing dentistry. He graduated from the University of Dental Medicine in Rangoon in 1977. Dr. Myint continued his postgraduate training in the state of California emphasizing on Cosmetic dentistry, Implants and Invisalign. He has a special interest in creating beautiful smiles using simple and complex aesthetic dentistry with updated technology including the minimally invasive computer guided surgical technique for placing dental implants. Dr. Myint is a member of the American Dental Association, the California Dental Association, and the American Academy of Implant Dentistry. To learn more about the practice, log onto

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6Feb/130 Launches a Digital Article Library to help Inform, Prepare and Guide Students through the Online School Experience

(PRWEB) October 30, 2012

No longer is it necessary to spend hours searching the Internet for current, reliable information regarding online school. Now, at, individuals interested in learning more about earning accredited online degrees can find answers to frequently asked questions gathered in one, easy-to-navigate website. Within's digital library rich with articles addressing a broad range of distance learning topics, prospective students will find invaluable information such as detailed course descriptions, how to apply for financial aid, tips for successfully completing an online degree program and employment opportunities for all sorts of degree fields.

Never before has such a comprehensive article library specifically related to the online school experience been available at one website, In addition, many different online school programs are thoroughly covered in these articles, from obtaining a teaching degree to earning a master's degree in computer science. Other programs explored in depth include medical assisting, business administration, paralegal studies and graphic design artist. Moreover, regular visitors to the site benefit from the addition of 20 new articles each month.

View the article library here:

Helpful Resources.

Helpful links to relevant government websites are included in articles that illustrate the steps to take when applying for financial aid, such as Pell grants, scholarships and Stafford loans. Instead of being directed from one pointless, commercially-based website to another, and then on to sites that have nothing to do with educational financial aid, will not waste time by including useless links or unnecessary information. Instead, people who are seriously interested in taking online classes to earn diplomas, certifications or degrees can discover all the information needed to start taking advantage of the benefits of online school without the hassle of spending unnecessary hours scouring the Internet for pertinent details and instructions.

In-Depth Information about Each Online School Topic.

The development and launching of represents the future of websites that legitimately and straightforwardly offer a wealth of data concerning all aspects of one topic. In addition to the article library providing important information designed to help students get started on the road to earning a degree, also offers content concerning the best, accredited online schools currently in operation and accepting students. Only distance learning higher education schools accredited by national and regional accrediting agencies should be considered as valid institutions from which to earn a degree.'s article library contains several articles that define the meaning of accreditation and also provides names of all accrediting organizations recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Time Management and Class Management Articles.

Although online classes are rapidly becoming the preferred method of earning two year, four year and graduate degrees, many students find the lack of a strict time schedule and the flexibility of taking online courses something difficult to manage successfully. In fact, the primary reason students have trouble completing an online degree program involves time management skills and keeping up with course assignments. To prevent potential students from falling into a cycle of procrastination and cramming that often leads to failing,'s article library dispenses articles with tips and real-world advice about what to do to successfully manage time, how to pass exams and ways to remain motivated while enrolled in an online degree program.

Visit the Digital Library.

By providing the ultimate article library with interesting and readable documents covering the world of online education, is sure to become the definitive online school source for students who are already taking online courses and for people who are interested in learning about the best online schools as well as applying for financial aid, enrolling in a degree program and what to expect as a professional online school student.

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