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    SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - August 22, 2013) - Piston Cloud Computing, Inc., the enterprise OpenStack™ company, today announced that it is now the community OpenStack infrastructure provider for Cloud Foundry™, the industry's Open Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS). Piston will continue to be one of Pivotal's partners for rapid Cloud Foundry deployments, and its Co-founder and CTO, Joshua McKenty, will serve on the Cloud Foundry Advisory Board.

    Pivotal selected Piston to provide the initial community OpenStack infrastructure because of their ability to rapidly deploy a complete cloud environment, dynamically scale it to meet the needs of the community as it grows, and Piston's demonstrated commitment to the open source development project and the Cloud Foundry™ ecosystem.

    This shared agile development resource will enable large-scale continuous integration testing of Cloud Foundry on OpenStack, allowing the Cloud Foundry developer ecosystem to rapidly expand beyond the early contributors and easily accept contributions from anyone. Having previously collaborated to develop the integration between OpenStack and Cloud Foundry, Piston continues its long-standing Pivotal relationship with today's news.

    Piston and Pivotal, along with the Cloud Foundry community, will be reviewing the design of features and systems to support their joint customers at the upcoming Platform: The Cloud Foundry Conference(SM), to be held on September 8-9, 2013 in Santa Clara, Calif.

    Supporting Quotes
    "We believe that the Cloud Foundry platform has the potential to become a remarkable asset that a broader ecosystem can leverage to enable a new generation of applications for the cloud. We are already seeing significant traction from joint customers who want to combine the agile Cloud Foundry platform with OpenStack. We are very grateful for Piston's investment in both Cloud Foundry's community infrastructure and Joshua's participation on the advisory board. We look forward to growing and expanding an open Cloud Foundry community together."
    -James Watters, Head of Product, Marketing, and Ecosystem for Cloud Foundry at Pivotal

    "Cloud Foundry is already a preferred partner for rapid cloud deployments and we think that the potential for the project is vast. Pivotal's selection of Piston to power their community infrastructure is not only a testament to the hard work that our team has done on the product, but also the alignment of our shared vision for open computing."
    -Joshua McKenty, CTO and Co-founder of Piston

    Additional Resources

    About Cloud Foundry
    Cloud Foundry is the industry leading Open Platform-as-a-Service, providing an open ecosystem of developer frameworks and application services. Cloud Foundry makes it faster and easier to build, test, deploy and scale applications. Cloud Foundry is an Apache 2.0 licensed project, stewarded by Pivotal, and available on Github: https://github.com/cloudfoundry. To learn more about Cloud Foundry visit http://www.cloudfoundry.com/.

    About Piston Cloud Computing, Inc.
    Piston Cloud Computing, Inc., is the enterprise OpenStack™ company. Founded in early 2011 by technical team leads from NASA and Rackspace®, Piston makes software for global-scale private cloud, built on OpenStack, the fastest-growing, massively scalable cloud framework. Piston OpenStack™ is a fully automated bare-metal cloud operating system and the first OpenStack distribution specifically focused on security and easy operation of web-scale private clouds. Piston is based in San Francisco and funded by True Ventures, Hummer Winblad, Cisco Systems, Inc., Divergent Ventures, Data Collective and Swisscom Ventures. Visit Piston online at www.pistoncloud.com.

    ©2013 Pivotal and Cloud Foundry are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of GoPivotal, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries.


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    IRVINE, CA--(Marketwired - August 22, 2013) - Sage North America today announced it has partnered with San Francisco-based Yola, Inc., a leading online presence solutions provider for small and midsized businesses (SMBs), to offer an integrated e-commerce solution for SMBs powered by Sage Payment Solutions, the payments division for Sage. Yola helps SMBs build and grow their online and mobile presence with mobile-optimized websites, hosting services, domains, email services, e-commerce tools, social media integrations and search engine optimization (SEO) and search engine marketing (SEM) tools. The company is integrating its proprietary software-as-a-service (SaaS) cloud platform with Sage Exchange, the secure, integrated Sage payments platform.

    "The Sage Exchange payments platform seamlessly integrates with our system and allows us to maximize the value we provide our customers," said Trevor Harries Jones, CEO of Yola. "Through the integration to Sage Exchange, our customers can securely process credit card transactions while allowing them to link to Sage accounting and ERP systems and various other front- and back-office systems."

    "Yola is a cutting-edge website builder and services provider with a robust e-commerce solution," said Greg Hammermaster, president of Sage Payment Solutions. "Very few companies have the capacity to offer both of these services in a cohesive package. By integrating Yola with Sage Exchange, Yola is uniquely positioning itself as an all-purpose SaaS website provider for SMBs."

    The integrated Yola and Sage e-commerce solution is available at: www.yola.com/sage

    About Yola Inc.
    Yola is a leading SaaS provider of website services focused on helping small and medium-sized businesses build and grow their online presence. Yola's flagship product is a drag-and-drop Sitebuilder, which makes it easy for users without any technical knowledge to build a professional-looking website. A one-stop-shop for SMBs trying to succeed online, Yola has developed a breadth of features and products to support its Sitebuilder. Premium services include website hosting, domain name registration, mobile and Facebook publishing, search engine optimization tools, lead generation and social network integration.

    For SMBs looking to sell online, Yola offers an advanced, integrated eCommerce solution that enables users to sell products through their Yola website. Yola also offers a white label platform to hosting companies and resellers globally. Yola currently has over 8 million registered users and is available in six different languages.

    About The Sage Group plc
    Sage Group plc is a leading global provider of business management software to small and medium sized companies, creating greater freedom for them to succeed. Sage understands how and why each business is unique. We provide products and services that suit varying needs, are a pleasure to use and are secure and efficient. Formed in 1981, Sage was floated on the London Stock Exchange in 1989 and entered the FTSE 100 in 1999. Sage has over 6 million customers and more than 13,380 employees in 24 countries covering the UK & Ireland, mainland Europe, North America, South Africa, Australia, Asia and Brazil. For further information please visit www.sage.com

    For more information about Sage in North America, please visit the company website at NA.Sage.com. Follow Sage North America on Facebook, Facebook.com/SageNorthAmerica, and Twitter, Twitter.com/SageNAmerica


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    SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - August 22, 2013) - Vino Volo, owner and operator of 28 wine bars in airports and cities across North America, has launched a mobile-based loyalty program. Using the new Vino Volo mobile app, customers can find the nearest store, earn points to access exclusive benefits, and share wine experiences with friends.

    "Our goal is to make the wine tasting experience approachable, and accessible to everyone," said Founder and CEO Doug Tomlinson. "Exceptional service is the cornerstone of our brand, and this app allows us to connect meaningfully with our guests, give back to them, and grow our community of wine lovers."

    Vino Volo engaged Punchh, a Silicon Valley-based mobile platform developer, to build an easy-to-access mobile solution that doesn't require guests to remember a card or membership number. To access benefits and earn points, guests show their app home screen in store, which indicates one of three membership levels: Cellar, Reserve or Grand Reserve. After a purchase, guests scan a barcode on their receipt to log points in real time.

    "Just as our guests earn points for flying with their favorite airline and staying at their favorite hotel, they can now earn points for enjoying wine at their favorite wine bar," said Kim Winter, Vino Volo's Director of Marketing. "Our goal is to make the world of wine tasting approachable, and with no membership card to carry, or numbers to remember, earning points and accessing rewards couldn't be simpler."

    Loyalty members have access to exclusive offers and are the first to know about new store openings. Guests should look out for the loyalty chalkboards that can be found at every Vino Volo, featuring rotating member-only benefits, such as special tastes. There is also the option for guests to review locations and share their Vino Volo experience with friends on Facebook. To help find the closest Vino Volo, a built-in store locator lists every airport and city location in North America.

    "Since the Punchh platform is cloud based, it's fully scalable across an entire restaurant system, which is important to a company like Vino Volo, as they continue to grow," said Jitendra Gupta, CEO of Punchh. "Restaurant operators don't have to track customer rewards because the Punchh dashboard does that automatically. That leaves customers free to earn and enjoy rewards and operators free to serve customers and tailor offers to enrich their experience."

    The Vino Volo mobile app is available for download on iOS and Android devices from the Apple Store and Google Play Store.

    About Vino Volo
    Vino Volo owns and operates 28 locations at 19 airports across North America, and one city store in Bethesda, MD. Establishments combine an upscale wine lounge, restaurant and boutique wine shop under one roof. Vino Volo (derived from "wine flight" in Italian) is a trusted wine authority that makes wine approachable, offering hand-selected wines from around the world by the glass, in tasting flights and by the bottle, for customers to take home or have shipped. Vino Volo has won 25 Airport Revenue News awards, including the "Food Operator with the Highest Regard for Customer Service" seven years in a row. Follow Vino Volo on Facebook (Facebook.com/VinoVolo) and Twitter (Twitter.com/VinoVolo).

    About Punchh
    Punchh is a one-stop shop mobile solution that includes branded mobile apps for campaigns, games, gift cards, loyalty, online ordering, payments, referrals, surveys, and integrates with social networks and operators' POS systems to gather 360º customer insights. Punchh helps restaurants increase repeat visits, word of mouth, new customer referrals, and return on investment from marketing campaigns. Headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, Punchh's patent-pending technology operates in more than 1,000 restaurant locations under brands such as Church's Chicken, Earl of Sandwich, Hungry Howie's, Mama Fu's, Max's Restaurant, Pacific Catch, Rita's Italian Ice, Vino Volo, and Voodoo BBQ & Grill. For more information, visit www.punchh.com.


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    LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwired - August 22, 2013) - Flywheel, the mobile taxi hailing service of choice that integrates into existing fleets across the U.S., announced today the launch of its service in Los Angeles in over 300 taxis.

    Flywheel allows users to hail, track and pay for a ride with a click of their smart phone. The EasyPay feature streamlines the payment process giving users the ability to pay seamlessly through their smartphone -- while controlling tip amount in ride -- and eliminating cash and credit card swiping from the end-of-ride experience. 

    "We're very excited about bringing smartphone-based taxi hailing to Los Angeles. Our approach to the market is unique -- we are disrupting from within the existing taxi industry -- providing end users an unparalleled experience, and equipping taxi fleets and drivers with essential tools for growing their business," said Steve Humphreys, CEO of Flywheel. "We're laser focused on our expansion efforts while continuing to roll out features that improve ride convenience and reliability to our Flywheel markets nationwide."

    All Flywheel rides are offered by licensed taxi fleets, driven by professional drivers and in regulated and well-maintained and inspected cars. Unlike other illegal, unregistered and unsafe hired rides, Flywheel offers a safe, convenient, cost-effective way to get around LA.

    The Flywheel app is available in the Apple App Store and on Android through Google Play. Follow on us on Twitter @FlywheelNow  

    About Flywheel:
    With offices in San Francisco and Redwood City, Flywheel Software, Inc was founded in 2010 to provide an all-new experience to both passengers and drivers of for-hire vehicles. The Flywheel service includes a mobile app whereby its customers order taxi rides in real-time, track arrival via GPS and automatically pay their fare -- all from their smart phone device.

    Flywheel's Investors include Craton Equity Partners of Los Angeles, Shasta Ventures, RockPort Capital, Sand Hill Angels and members of the Band of Angels. Flywheel can be found at www.flywheel.com 


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    LEHI, UTAH --(Marketwired - August 22, 2013) - DigiCert, Inc., a leading online security provider for many of the most recognized brands and web sites in the world, has been recognized in the 2013 Inc. 500/5000 list of America's fastest-growing private companies. This is the third consecutive year that DigiCert has appeared on the prestigious list, coinciding with reports on the SSL certificate market that place the company as the world's fastest-growing provider of high-assurance digital certificates.

    "We're pleased to once again earn a spot on the Inc. 500/5000 list, and to enjoy continued success and market share acquisition," said DigiCert CEO Nicholas Hales. "Guided by customer input, we're focused on continuing to provide innovative certificate management tools, flexible products, and award-winning customer support that help simplify our clients' efforts to protect their most valuable data assets."

    DigiCert is currently the world's third-largest issuer of high-assurance SSL certificates, and continues to grow its client base of more than 70,000, including 5 of the U.S. Alexa Top 10. Increasingly, organizations across a variety of sectors and of all sizes are trusting DigiCert with their online authentication and encryption needs. DigiCert serves a wide range of customers in the healthcare, finance, ecommerce, social networking, education, and government sectors in 146 countries. The company also plays a key role in advancing online security standards and technologies as a founding/board member of DirectTrust, the CA/Browser Forum, the CA Security Council, and the Online Trust Alliance. DigiCert also actively participates in several other industry associations such as the Anti-Phishing Working Group and the Internet Engineering Task Force.

    With increasing numbers of organizations recognizing the need to instill trust in their online users, DigiCert is leading the way with stringent verification procedures for its SSL certificates, including EV SSL, Unified Communications Certificates, and Wildcard SSL Certificates. The company also offers legally binding Document Signing Certificates and DirectAssured" Certificates for enabling secure, scalable exchange of healthcare information. DigiCert focuses on retaining and training a knowledgeable support staff to achieve among the industry's fastest issuance times for high-assurance digital certificates.

    Company rankings for the 2013 Inc. 500/5000 list are determined by percentage of annual revenue growth over a three-year period. As a three-year veteran of this list, DigiCert joins the likes of Microsoft, Timberland, Vizio, Intuit, Jamba Juice, Oracle, and Zappos.com as other multi-year earners. A complete 2013 list is available on the Inc. 500/5000 website.

    About DigiCert, Inc.

    DigiCert is a premier online trust provider of enterprise security solutions with an emphasis on authentication, PKI and high-assurance digital certificates. Headquartered in Lehi, Utah, DigiCert is trusted by a continually growing clientele of more than 70,000 of the world's leading government, finance, healthcare, education and Fortune 500® organizations. DigiCert has been recognized with dozens of awards for providing enhanced customer value, premium customer support and market growth leadership. For the latest news and updates on DigiCert, visit www.digicert.com, like DigiCert on Facebook® or follow Twitter® handle @digicert.

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    SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - August 22, 2013) -  Zephyr, the industry leader in ventilation hood design, innovation and technology, has launched its first Facebook photo contest that encourages its fans to upload a photo for a chance to win a new Zephyr ventilation hood, among other prizes.

    The contest challenges entrants to upload a photo via Facebook, Instagram or Twitter with the hashtag #ZephyrUpgrade showcasing their current kitchen range hood that is in need of an upgrade. The photo should also include a brief caption explaining why the entrant wants or needs an upgraded hood. After the entry period, contest participants can have their friends vote on Facebook for their entry; each Facebook user can vote for one photo once per day.

    The Zephyr Upgrade contest winner with the most votes will receive a new Zephyr ventilation hood of their choice as the Grand Prize. The photo with the second most votes will receive a hood from the Essentials Europa Collection and five runner-ups will receive Element Portable Gas Grills, designed by Zephyr Arc Collection designer, Robert Brunner.

    The photo entry period runs from August 20th - September 15th and the voting period is from September 16th - 30th. Winners will be announced on Tuesday, October 1st.

    "We have been actively growing our social media networks over the past year, so we're excited to launch our Zephyr Upgrade contest that stimulates creativity, while also promoting how an individual kitchen appliance, such as a range hood, can dramatically upgrade your space," says Sarah Kramer, Director of Marketing. "We have held contests and giveaways in the past, but this is the first time we are incorporating three influential social media networks (Facebook, Instagram and Twitter), with the intention of reaching a broad and active online community."

    About Zephyr

    Since 1997, San Francisco-based Zephyr has continued to bring design, innovation and technology to the forefront of the kitchen ventilation hood industry. The company has challenged the perception of what ventilation means in kitchen design and created a new awareness of the importance of a high performing ventilation system. With acclaimed talent such as artistic visionary, Fu-Tung Cheng, and industrial designer, Robert Brunner, Zephyr is able to create cutting-edge residential range hoods unlike any other company. In addition, Zephyr has pioneered ventilation hood technology with the industry's first DCBL Suppression System; an exclusive innovation that delivers the most silent, energy efficient and performance-driven range hoods available today. As a direct result of its commitment to elevating range hood design and technology, Zephyr is the recipient of several prestigious awards including Consumer Report Buy Rating, Consumer Digest Best Buy Rating, Chicago Athenaeum Good Design, ADEX (Awards for Design Excellence), Appliance Design 'Excellence In Design' and the Architectural Products 'Product Innovation Award.' To learn more, visit www.zephyronline.com. 

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    MILPITAS, CA--(Marketwired - August 22, 2013) -  Sigma Designs (NASDAQ: SIGM), the world leader in connected media platforms, today announced that it will report its financial results for the second fiscal quarter ended August 3, 2013 following the close of regular trading on Wednesday, September 4, 2013.

    At 2:00 pm Pacific Time, Sigma's management will conduct a conference call. Thinh Tran, chief executive officer, Elias Nader, interim chief financial officer and other members of the executive management will discuss the revenue and earnings for the quarter as well as the business outlook followed by a question and answer session. All interested investors and analysts are invited to listen to a live webcast of the conference call which can only be accessed as indicated below. Institutional investors and analysts that intend to actively participate in the question and answer segment of the call must pre-register to receive dial-in instructions.

    Details of the Sigma Designs, Inc. conference call are as follows:
    Date: Wednesday, September 4, 2013
    Time: 5:00 pm (Eastern Time) / 2:00 pm (Pacific Time)
    Pre-Registration or Pre-Call contact: Elias Nader, interim CFO @ (408) 957-9847 or e-mail IR@sigmadesigns.com
    or elias_nader@sigmadesigns.com

    This call is being webcast by Thomson/CCBN and can be accessed at Sigma's website at www.sigmadesigns.com/IR. The webcast is also being distributed through the Thomson StreetEvents Network. Individual investors can also listen to the call at www.earnings.com, Thomson's individual investor portal. Institutional investors can access the call via Thomson StreetEvents (www.streetevents.com), a password-protected event management site.

    An audio replay of the call will be available shortly thereafter and will remain available on-line for one week, from 09/04/13 04:00PM PT to 09/11/13 11:59PM PT. The replay will also be accessible through Sigma's website www.sigmadesigns.com/IR or through a replay dial-in:

    Primary dial-in#: 888-286-8010
    Secondary dial-in #: 617-801-6888
    Participant Code: 45222029

    For further information, please email investor relations at IR@sigmadesigns.com.

    About Sigma Designs, Inc.
    Sigma Designs, Inc. (NASDAQ: SIGM) is a world leader in connected media platforms. The company designs and builds the essential semiconductor technologies that serve as the foundation for the world's leading IPTV set-top boxes, digital televisions, connected media players, residential gateways, home control systems and more. For more information about Sigma Designs, Inc., please visit www.sigmadesigns.com.


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    TOKYO--(Marketwired - August 22, 2013) -  

    • Delphi XE4 has been adopted by Hitachi Medical Computer Systems' development units
    • The tablet app is a cross-device, cross-platform development project based on an earlier-launched Windows version
    • Development of the iPad version started in March 2013 on the Delphi XE4 beta and was running in just one month
    • The tablet version was produced in response to requests from dentists wanting to support patients by showing X-ray images chairside

    Embarcadero Technologies, Inc. today announced that Hitachi Medical Computer Systems, Inc. used Delphi XE4 to develop a multi-device version of its DELTA View dental support system. The app can now be used on both iPad and Windows.

    DELTA View is a software system that enables a dentist to receive "informed consent" by presenting medical information to a patient. DELTA View is a Presentation Image Viewer used by dentists to display X-ray images. The Windows version was adopted by more than 400 dental clinics within six months of its release in 2012. The iPad version was developed in response to dentists who also wanted to use the app on tablets. Delphi XE4 (released April 2013), which can be used for iOS app development, enabled the release of the iPad version in a short amount of time.

    Hitachi Medical Computer Systems chose Delphi XE4 for the productivity of its visual development environment (which shortened development time to one-third of its conventional development times), the high performance enabled by its approach to native code, and its advanced application framework for creating stylish, responsive user interfaces. As a result, Delphi XE4 has now been adopted by Hitachi Medical Computer Systems' dental solutions development unit.

    Development of the iPad version commenced in March 2013 with the evaluation of the Delphi XE4 beta. By utilizing existing code from the Windows version, it was possible to get the app up and running on the iPad in just one month. After some fine-tuning and adjustments, the app was submitted to Apple and passed its review. In total, it took only three months of actual development time to complete the app.

    "The majority of dental treatment takes place chairside," said Noriaki Arizumi, manager of the dentistry development department, Development Headquarters, Hitachi Medical Computer Systems, Inc. "For this reason, many dentists requested a tablet version of the app so that they could communicate with patients in ways that were easier for them to understand. The use of Delphi XE4 allowed us to release the iPad version in an extremely short amount of time. It was also significant that we were able to use the same framework and easily unify the appearance with the already-released Windows version."

    Many medical support systems, such as conventional electronic medical records systems and X-ray image viewers, have been developed for the Windows platform. However, there is an increasing demand for tablet versions that allow information to be easily shown to patients. This does not mean that the tablet will replace conventional Windows versions. Rather, there is a need for both a Windows version -- used primarily to make entries -- and a tablet version for searching and displaying data. Because Delphi XE4 enables development for both Windows and iPad devices, the same code can be used for both devices, while at the same time enabling the ability to fine tune the code to each device. This means the number of man-hours and the costs required for multi-device app development can be reduced significantly.

    "There is an increase in requests, not just from the medical field but also from a wide range of industries, to make Windows applications available on tablets," said Michael Swindell, senior vice president of products and strategy at Embarcadero. "By using Delphi XE4, developers can build multi-device, true native apps from a single codebase. This makes possible extensions for tablets that combine both productivity and performance. Hitachi Medical Computer Systems' DELTA View serves as a great example to developers that multi-device app development is truly viable and a successful model to embrace."

    About DELTA View
    DELTA View is a dental support system that allows real-time information sharing with patients. Necessary information can be explained to patients efficiently and in a short amount of time through intuitive system operation. For more information, visit iTunes page for DELTA View: https://itunes.apple.com/jp/app/delta-view/id671491538

    About Hitachi Medical Computer Systems, Inc.
    Hitachi Medical Computer Systems provides one-stop solutions for a wide range of medical fields, with pillars in the medical, dental and pharmaceuticals dispensing businesses. As a company of the Hitachi Group, Hitachi Medical Computer Systems are working to maximize synergies with Hitachi Medical Corporation and Hitachi Aloka Medical, Ltd. We are providing high-quality products that truly help the medical field by taking advantage of the strengths of these three companies. For more information, visit www.hitachi-mc.co.jp

    About Delphi XE4
    Embarcadero® Delphi® XE4 is the multi-device, easy-to-learn app development solution to create high performance, true native apps for PCs, tablets, and smartphones and get them to market and to users fast. Companies are under pressure to deliver apps that their customers can use in the office and on the road, but coding and managing these different versions can be costly and time-consuming. With Delphi XE4, you manage one codebase, one team, and one schedule, but support multiple platforms without sacrificing performance. With native apps, get full device-level capabilities, tighter security, and a better user experience. For more information, visit www.embarcadero.com/products/delphi

    About Embarcadero Technologies
     
    Embarcadero Technologies, Inc. is a leading provider of award-winning tools for application developers and database professionals so they can design systems right, build them faster and run them better, regardless of their platform or programming language. Ninety of the Fortune 100 and an active community of more than three million users worldwide rely on Embarcadero products to increase productivity, reduce costs, simplify change management and compliance, and accelerate innovation. Founded in 1993, Embarcadero is headquartered in San Francisco, with offices located around the world. www.embarcadero.com


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    HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA--(Marketwired - August 22, 2013) - Bassline Productions, Inc. (OTCBB: BSSP), a technology company focused on investing in, developing and marketing emerging Internet and mobile technologies, today announced the launch of the OnTheCurb mobile app, the next generation of the "free" marketplace.

    The OnTheCurb app was selected to present at the San Diego TechCrunch Event, taking place August 22, 2013 in downtown San Diego. The event will feature 15 tech companies, as well as founders, entrepreneurs and venture capitalists. 

    Link to event:
    http://techcrunch.com/2013/08/20/the-techcrunch-san-diego-meetuppitch-off-is-this-thursday-and-tickets-are-still-available/

    "This is an amazing opportunity for us," said OnTheCurb founder, Tamio Stehrenberger, "not only for the exposure to build our user network, but also for the potential business connections TechCrunch's community of venture capitalists and entrepreneurs could give us that would launch the mobile app into mainstream use."

    OnTheCurb uses mobile technology to connect people giving away items to other people who want them, making a faster, easier, and safer system of giving without any hassle. OnTheCurb's proprietary Snap 'n Post technology, literally makes posting an item to give away a "snap."  

    How it Works
    "Givers" simply snap a pic of the item they want to give away and the OnTheCurb app instantly grabs the GPS location and puts it up on a map for all OnTheCurb users to see. "Grabbers" (users who want the free item) can scan the map on the app to find free items in their area, get direction to the items of interest, and even get a snapshot of who else wants that item and their chances of getting there first.

    "We not only wanted a fun, effective and more efficient way to give and get free stuff, but we also wanted to make it much easier and safer," said Tamio Stehrenberger discussing the newly released mobile app. "We developed a service that enables Givers to avoid posting their home location and phone number if they don't wish to make that information public."

    In addition to building a useful and fun app for the "free" marketplace, OnTheCurb's mission is to help reduce waste and re-purpose goods, all while making a fun, generous connection with other people in the community.

    To enhance the giving spirit, OnTheCurb also records the number of "Gives" and "Grabs" its users accumulate. The more users "give," the faster they get new listings on their maps, increasing their odds of getting new listings.

    The Acquisition
    As filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 7, 2013, Bassline announced that it has entered into an exchange agreement to purchase 100% of the outstanding shares of OnTheCurb, LLC. As a condition of closing, OnTheCurb LLC must deliver audited financial statements, which is still pending. It is expected that this condition will be met within the current fiscal quarter, whereupon Bassline's acquisition of OnTheCurb LLC will be completed. No penalties have been incurred as a result of the delay.

    For more information about OnTheCurb, please visit: www.OnTheCurb.com, and for more information regarding the acquisition, see the Company's 8-K as filed with the SEC on March 7, 2013 at www.sec.org.

    Forward-Looking Statements
    This release contains forward-looking statements, including, without limitation, statements concerning our business and possible or assumed future results of operations. Our actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in the forward-looking statements for many reasons including: our ability to continue as a going concern, adverse economic changes affecting markets we serve; competition in our markets and industry segments; our timing and the profitability of entering new markets; greater than expected costs, customer acceptance of our products or difficulties related to our integration of the businesses we may acquire; and other risks and uncertainties as may be detailed from time to time in our public announcements and SEC filings. Although we believe the expectations reflected in the forward-looking statements are reasonable, they relate only to events as of the date on which the statements are made, and our future results, levels of activity, performance or achievements may not meet these expectations. We do not intend to update any of the forward-looking statements after the date of this document to conform these statements to actual results or to changes in our expectations, except as required by law. There is no assurance that a definitive agreement will be completed.


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    SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwired - August 23, 2013) - OCZ Technology Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: OCZ), a leading provider of high-performance solid-state drives (SSDs) for computing devices and systems, will showcase its enterprise solid-state virtualization solutions at this year's VMworld 2013 conference and exhibition in Booth #711, Moscone Center, San Francisco, California, from August 25th through August 29th. Headlining the booth presentations is OCZ's fourth generation Z-Drive R4 PCI Express (PCIe) SSD and VXL Cache & Virtualization Software that not only enables flash data caching and application acceleration into VMware virtualized server platforms but delivers and manages flash resources in the software-defined data center (SDDC) to provide all of the benefits of flash without compromises.

    Over the last decade, the enterprise data center has been transformed into a more dynamic and efficient platform to meet the changing needs of business applications due primarily to the advent of server virtualization. While server virtualization delivers impressive data center productivity gains for enterprise servers, the rapid expansion of virtual server deployments has impacted storage and network facilities causing performance bottlenecks and sharp increases in IT administration and infrastructure investment. On host flash matched with software defined flash delivery enables today's virtualized data center to alleviate these bottlenecks and achieve its full potential.

    "The software-defined data center vision takes what virtualization software has already achieved for servers and delivers virtualized capabilities to the entire set of physical resources required by an application (i.e. storage, networking & security, compute) so that the resources can be optimally assigned with little to no human intervention," said Dr. Allon Cohen, Vice-President of Software and Solutions for OCZ Technology. "Achieving this vision requires an automated infrastructure so that applications can be operational in minutes, shortening time-to-value, while dramatically reducing IT expenditures and time devoted to application provisioning and deployment."

    To realize this vision, there are three key areas of the SDDC that need to be addressed. The SDDC must be Dynamic to enable provisioning on demand, allocation by need and fault tolerant (FT). It must be Connected so that loads are balanced and can be run any time/anywhere while providing synchronous data replication and high availability (HA) of critical data. The SDDC must also be Simple to install and be able to be managed centrally.

    OCZ's proven VXL Cache & Virtualization Software, in conjunction with its flash-based Z-Drive R4 PCIe SSD delivers a complete virtual performance system that accelerates VM applications enabling flash resources to be dynamically deployed exactly to the needs of VMs. Business users get faster and more reliable access to the applications and data they need while IT reduces operating and capital costs, and with simplified operations, has more time to devote to data center innovation. OCZ's VXL achieves the SDDC vision through a series of advanced features and capabilities that includes:

    • Flash Virtualization
    • Dynamic Cache Allocation
    • Flash Fault Tolerance
    • Network-Exposed Flash
    • vMotion without Cache Loss
    • Flash Storage Mirroring
    • Application-Optimized Caching
    • Seamless Flash Deployment
    • StoragePro Central Management

    Join OCZ Technology at this week's VMworld 2013 to see the latest Z-Drive R4 PCIe SSDs, Deneva 2 SATA III SSDs, Talos 2 SAS SSDs, VXL Software and partner solutions designed for VMware virtualization customers, as well as presentations that showcase the delivery and management of flash resources in the software-defined data center. 

    About OCZ Technology Group, Inc.
    Founded in 2002, San Jose, CA-based OCZ Technology Group, Inc. (OCZ) is a global leader in the design, manufacturing, and distribution of high-performance solid-state storage solutions and premium computer components. Offering a complete spectrum of solid-state drives (SSDs), OCZ provides SSDs in a variety of form factors and interfaces (i.e. PCIe, SAS and SATA) to address a wide range of client and enterprise applications. Having developed firmware and controller platforms, to virtualization and endurance extending technologies, the company delivers vertically integrated solutions enabling transformational approaches to how digital data is captured, stored, accessed, analyzed and leveraged by customers. More information is available at www.ocz.com.

    Forward-Looking Statements
    Certain statements in this release relate to future events and expectations and as such constitute forward-looking statements involving known and unknown factors that may cause actual results of OCZ Technology Group, Inc. to be different from those expressed or implied in the forward-looking statements. In this context, words such as "will," "would," "expect," "anticipate," "should" or other similar words and phrases often identify forward-looking statements made on behalf of OCZ. It is important to note that actual results of OCZ may differ materially from those described or implied in such forward-looking statements based on a number of factors and uncertainties, including, but not limited to, the risk that the process of preparing and auditing the financial statements or other subsequent events would require OCZ to make additional adjustments; the time and effort required to complete the restatement of the financial reports; the ramifications of OCZ's potential inability to timely file required reports; including potential delisting of OCZ's common stock on NASDAQ; the risk of litigation or governmental investigations or proceedings relating to such matters; market acceptance of OCZ's products and OCZ's ability to continually develop enhanced products; adverse changes both in the general macro-economic environment as well as in the industries OCZ serves, including computer manufacturing, traditional and online retailers, information storage, internet search and content providers and computer system integrators; OCZ's ability to efficiently manage material and inventory, including integrated circuit chip costs and freight costs; OCZ's ability to obtain sufficient NAND flash; and OCZ's ability to generate cash from operations, secure external funding for its operations and manage its liquidity needs. Other general economic, business and financing conditions and factors are described in more detail in "Item 1A -- Risk Factors" in Part I in OCZ's Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the SEC on May 14, 2012, and statements made in other subsequent filings. The filing is available both at www.sec.gov as well as via OCZ's website at www.ocz.com. OCZ does not undertake to update its forward-looking statements.

    All trademarks or brand names referred to herein are the property of their respective owners.


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    SCOTTSDALE, AZ--(Marketwired - August 23, 2013) - Beamz Interactive, Inc. (OTCQB: BZIC), an emerging growth technology company specializing in state-of-the-art interactive music products, is pleased to announce that its "Beamz by Flo" product is now available for pre-order at: www.beamzbyflo.com.

    The new Beamz by Flo product line, by hip-hop legend Flo Rida, allows people of all ages to experience the fun and excitement of creating interactive music by simply moving their hands through laser beams. Utilizing Beamz Interactive's proprietary technology, users can create custom remixes of some of today's most popular songs, then instantly record and share their songs with friends.

    Through the company's partnership with Flo Rida, the "Beamz by Flo" product line features Flo Rida's chart-topping hits, as well as a brand new song recorded by Flo Rida exclusively for Beamz. The Beamz by Flo product line also includes the option for users to enjoy the Beamz interactive music experience on an iPhone or iPad using the exclusive Beamz app with the Beamz controller. Flo Rida was recently named a Billboard Top 100 Artist for 2012 and is the best-selling digital hip-hop artist in the world, with more than 75 million combined singles sold worldwide.

    "Beamz is pleased to announce pre-orders for our new product line with Flo Rida," said Charlie Mollo, CEO of Beamz Interactive. "We are extremely excited to get our new product line into the hands of consumers this fall when it becomes available. Beamz by Flo will take the experience of creating interactive music to a whole new level. We are striving to encourage a new generation of music enthusiasts and Flo Rida fans to enjoy our game changing interactive music products."

    The Beamz by Flo next generation hardware platform further enhances the existing Beamz interactive music experience by:

    • Reducing the size of the current Beamz interactive music hardware by 50%
    • Adding MIDI capability (the music industry standard)
    • Adding wireless capability
    • Substantially expanding the music library with some of today's biggest artists

    The ground breaking technology in Beamz by Flo is easy enough for anyone -- regardless of age or experience -- to play in minutes, yet it has the depth to enable accomplished DJs, artists and musicians to perform, compose and create highly sophisticated interactive music.

    Customers won't be charged until the Beamz by Flo becomes available for shipment, which is expected in September, 2013. To reserve Beamz by Flo and place an order visit: www.beamzbyflo.com

    About Beamz Interactive, Inc.

    Based in Scottsdale, AZ, Beamz Interactive, Inc. (OTCQB: BZIC) has created state-of-the-art interactive laser controller technology that can be used to develop new market opportunities in a wide variety of music, education, healthcare, gaming and consumer applications. In its first application, the Company developed an innovative new music technology and product offering that brings music to literally everyone in a way that was previously not possible. Beamz allows people that have no musical background or training to play and enjoy music within minutes, yet it has the depth to enable accomplished DJs, artists and musicians to perform, compose and create highly sophisticated interactive music. Beamz Interactive's technology portfolio includes multiple patents, patents pending and trade secrets covering interactive music, software, laser-based controllers, gaming applications and related designs and devices. For more information on Beamz, please visit: www.thebeamz.com.

    Follow Beamz on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

    For comprehensive investor relations material, including fact sheets, multimedia resources, and videos regarding Beamz, please follow the appropriate link: Investor Portal, Beamz Product Video, and Investor Fact Sheet.

    Forward-Looking Statements

    This press release may contain forward-looking statements that reflect the Company's current expectations and projections about future results, performance, prospects and opportunities. These forward-looking statements are based on information currently available to the Company and are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties. The Company's actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements as a result of a variety of factors, including those discussed in the Company's periodic reports that are filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission and available on its website (www.sec.gov). All forward-looking statements attributable to the Company or persons acting on its behalf are expressly qualified in their entirety by these factors. Other than as required by law, the Company assumes no obligation to update publicly or to revise these forward-looking statements.


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    SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwired - August 23, 2013) - Micrel, Inc. (NASDAQ: MCRL), an industry leader in high performance linear and power solutions, LAN and timing and communications solutions, reported today that Ray Wallin, Chief Financial Officer and VP of Finance & Human Resources, has informed the Company of his intention to resign his position. To ensure a smooth transition, Mr. Wallin, will remain in his current role with the Company through November 15, 2013. Micrel has initiated a national search for a replacement. In the event that a successor to Mr. Wallin has not been appointed at the time of his anticipated departure, the Company and Mr. Wallin may agree to extend the term of his employment with Micrel beyond November 15, 2013.

    Mr. Wallin commented, "It's been an honor to have served Micrel over the past five years. I have thoroughly enjoyed my tenure with the Company and I have the highest respect for its employees and executive team. Micrel has a bright future, and I wish the team all the best."

    Ray Zinn, President and Chief Executive Officer, stated, "Ray has been a valuable member of the executive management team here at Micrel. As CFO, he made significant contributions during the past five years, and we were fortunate to have him on our team at Micrel. I am pleased that Ray will remain with the Company for the next several months to ensure a smooth transition, and we wish him all the best in his future endeavors."

    About Micrel, Inc.
    Micrel, Inc. is a leading global manufacturer of IC solutions for the worldwide high performance linear and power, LAN and timing and communications markets. The Company's products include advanced mixed-signal, analog and power semiconductors; high performance communication, clock management, Ethernet switch and physical layer transceiver ICs. Company customers include leading manufacturers of enterprise, consumer, industrial, mobile, telecommunications, automotive, and computer products. Corporation headquarters and state-of-the-art wafer fabrication facilities are located in San Jose, CA, with regional sales and support offices and advanced technology design centers situated throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia. In addition, the Company maintains an extensive network of distributors and reps worldwide. Web: www.micrel.com.


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    POWAY, CA--(Marketwired - August 23, 2013) - BridgeSTOR, LLC, today announced that it has been selected by UBM Channel and CRN as a 2013 Emerging Storage Vendor. The annual list features the most innovative storage vendors who not only deliver technology that is easy to use, but can generate the high margins solution providers require.

    The CRN list of up-and-coming technology vendors highlights companies that have recently introduced new products or technology that is highly innovative with the potential of generating the high margins required by solution providers in today's competitive marketplace. CRN's list of emerging players in the storage industry focuses on those who are blazing a trail through innovative online backup services, storage appliances and leading-edge cloud storage platforms.

    "We are proud to have been selected as a CRN and UBM Channel Emerging Vendor," says John Matze, CEO, BridgeSTOR, LLC. "Our CRUNCH™ deduplication technology for Microsoft's DPM has enjoyed market success through broad customer acceptance. We are readying our game-changing Cloud gateway product family for announcement in the fall."

    The vendors that make up the CRN Emerging Technology Vendor list were founded in 2007 or later, and have revenue under $1 billion. To view the list and read the editorial accompaniment visit www.CRN.com. The list will also be featured in the August issue of CRN magazine.

    Interested individuals can learn more about BridgeSTOR at www.BridgeSTOR.com.

    BridgeSTOR, LLC

    BridgeSTOR, LLC, headquartered in Poway, CA, near San Diego the provider of CRUNCH deduplication for DPM will shortly announce the Cloud Storage File System (CSFS™) to extend and enhance the usability and manageability of cloud storage, including Amazon S3™, Amazon Glacier™, Microsoft Azure and others by transforming complex and sophisticated object-based storage into traditional file-based storage accessible by standard Windows- or Linux-based applications and management tools.


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    SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - August 23, 2013) - LogicMonitor, the leading cloud-based IT infrastructure performance monitoring solution, today announced its participation in VMworld 2013, held August 25-29 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco.

    LogicMonitor (booth 2412) will offer demonstrations of its pre-configured, hosted monitoring solution, including new features designed for software development and IT operations teams and recent integrations with Puppet Labs and Atlassian's HipChat.

    LogicMonitor delivers fast, cost-efficient monitoring and automated alerting for the entire stack. LogicMonitor's solution handles monitoring for physical, cloud and virtual environments, including native support for VMware. The all-in-one IT infrastructure visibility gives companies the quickest and easiest way to track the performance of their devices, and system-wide alerts sent directly via email, text message, or phone call allow IT administrators to immediately respond to issues.

    LogicMonitor offers simple pricing plans, determined by the number of hosts being monitored, starting as low as $4 per host, per month. Immediate access to a 14-day free trial of the full version of LogicMonitor is available to anyone at http://www.logicmonitor.com/try-it-free.

    About LogicMonitor
    LogicMonitor, Inc. is the Cloud-based IT performance monitoring solution that enables companies to easily and cost-effectively monitor their entire IT infrastructure stack -- storage, servers, networks, applications, virtualization, and websites -- from the cloud. LogicMonitor unifies physical, virtual, and cloud infrastructure monitoring to ensure system-wide availability and performance, while keeping your monitoring safely outside of your networks. Headquartered in Santa Barbara, California, LogicMonitor was founded by a team of data center operations experts on a mission to make monitoring powerful and simple. The company is a NetApp, VMware, Dell, HP, and Citrix technology partner. The company has been recognized for its monitoring excellence by TechRepublic, WebHost Magazine and the Best of SaaS Showplace (BoSS) for delivering outstanding business value. For more info visit us at http://www.LogicMonitor.com.


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    NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - August 23, 2013) - Inc. magazine today ranked Secure Designs NO. 2466 on its seventh annual Inc. 500|5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. The list represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy -- America's independent entrepreneurs.

    Secure Designs, named to the list for the third successive year in recognition of its 145% three year sales growth and also ranked by Inc. as #72 of the top 100 North Carolina companies in 2013, joins LivingSocial, Edible Arrangements, CDW and LifeLock, among other prominent brands featured on this year's list.

    "Our team continually pushes for 'Value Innovations' for our great customers and this aggressive culture has enabled us to continually grow," said Larry Cecchini, President and CEO at SDI. "We decided a while back to be the low cost/high value partner and it has paid great dividends. What I am most proud of is that we have assimilated our customers' goals as our own." We are delighted that we have been recognized for the third consecutive year."

    In a stagnant economic environment, median growth rate of 2013 Inc. 500|5000 companies is an impressive 142 percent. The companies on this year's list report having created over 520,000 jobs in the past three years, and aggregate revenue among the honorees reached $241 billion.

    Complete results of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region, and other criteria, can be found at http://www.inc.com/inc5000/list/2013.

    "Not all the companies in the Inc. 500 | 5000 are in glamorous industries, but in their fields they are as famous as household name companies simply by virtue of being great at what they do. They are the hidden champions of job growth and innovation, the real muscle of the American economy," says Inc. Editor Eric Schurenberg.

    Secure Designs provides a growing portfolio of managed security products and services to companies throughout the US, specializing in delivering advanced, easily managed and affordable solutions to the small to mid-size business segment and manages thousands of firewalls in all 50 US states and five countries internationally.

    About Secure Designs
    Secure Designs is the premier, low cost/high value Internet security provider for small and midsize businesses. With its proprietary software, processes and team of security experts, Secure Designs remotely manages and monitors firewalls throughout the country from its Network Operation Center. More information is available at: http://www.securedesigns.com.

    More about Inc. and the Inc. 500/5000 Methodology
    The 2013 Inc. 500|5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2009 to 2012. More about the methodology is available at http://www.inc.com/magazine/201309/leigh-buchanan/how-the-inc.500-companies-were-selected-2013.html. For more information on Inc. Magazine, visit www.inc.com.


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    SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwired - August 23, 2013) -  Fortinet® (NASDAQ: FTNT) -- a world leader in high-performance network security -- today announced the company has been awarded an ADVANCED+ rating in AV-Comparative's July 2013 Anti-Phishing Test, earning a 97 % score out of 100%.

    AV-Comparatives staff tested Fortinet's anti-phishing capabilities along with 15 other endpoint security solutions from multiple countries for phishing URL detection and false positives. The awards presented included ADVANCED +, ADVANCED, STANDARD and no award. STANDARD winners are considered to be good products that achieved a "good" score, ADVANCED winners received a "very good" score and ADVANCED+ winners received an "excellent" score. Products that did not receive an award may still require further improvement to reach the tested goal. An overview of past awards can be found on the company's Website. For the July 2013 test, malware sets were frozen on July 21, 2012 and consisted of 187 samples. The full report may be viewed here: http://www.av-comparatives.org/anti-phishing-test/

    Fortinet's anti-phishing technology is part of the suite of security services developed and maintained by the company's global FortiGuard Labs research team, which delivers industry-leading advanced malware threat protection for a wide range of Fortinet products, including FortiGate®, FortiWeb™, FortiMail®, FortiCarrier™, FortiCache™ and FortiClient® products. The technology is also found at the heart of Fortinet's FortiOS 5.

    The FortiOS Advantage

    FortiOS is a security-hardened, purpose-built Operating System that is the foundation of all Fortinet network security platforms. It can be used across large or small enterprise infrastructures.

    More Protection - Advanced Threat Protection for Fighting Advanced Persistent Threats - FortiOS 5 includes a new, advanced anti-modern malware detection system for identifying and mitigating Advanced Persistent Threats. Together with superior, industry-validated antivirus signatures, FortiOS 5 delivers a multi-layered approach to dealing with today's most dangerous security threats, including:

    • FortiGuard Antivirus Engine, which identifies standard AV threats and also uses advanced heuristics and sandboxing to determine malicious behavior
    • FortiGuard Analytics, which identifies zero-day wares for further analysis in the cloud
    • FortiGuard Botnet Database, which contains up-to-date information about IP reputations and prevents remote command and control communications
    • Fortinet Web Filtering, which uses URL matching and advanced DNS-based web filters to identify potentially harmful websites

    The critical functionality in Fortinet's antivirus engine is its ability to decode and track behaviors of polymorphic, encrypted and packed malware in realtime. Commonly used by authors of Advanced Persistent Threats (APTs), these evasion techniques can enable advanced malware to bypass other detection engines. To detect and block unknown threats, Fortinet developed a propriety binary emulation engine that allows its antivirus engine to detect new malware and variants, regardless of whether a detection signature exists. This enables the engine to detect today's robust malware threats, and APTs, even those that use sophisticated evasion techniques like polymorphism and encryption to avoid detection from other antimalware products.

    Fortinet's FortiGuard Labs consists of a world-class security team that monitors the threat landscape and ensures Fortinet customers are continuously informed and protected against today's most modern threats. Consisting of more than 150 dedicated research analysts, FortiGuard helps protect customers 24 hours a day, 7 days a weekand 365 days a year. The team discovers new third party threats and then delivers rapid signature updates and detailed security knowledge designed to provide practically instant protection from new and emerging threats. In a typical week, the FortiGuard team adds or updates approximately 1.4 million antivirus, intrusion prevention (IPS) and antispam signatures. Additionally, FortiGuard has made more than 150 zero day discoveries in the last three years and actively collaborates with non-government and governmental organizations. 

    Fortinet is able to discover threats quickly via analyzing data submitted voluntarily by Fortinet's extensive customer network of hundreds of thousands of installed FortiGate devices and then push out signature updates to every customer in the world in minutes -- unlike competing security companies that have to rely on third party security companies to provide them with the latest malware signatures.

    "AV-Comparatives is a world renowned, third-party independent research and test facility, which makes receiving this award such an honor for us," said John Maddison, vice president of marketing for Fortinet. "Today's announcement reinforces our commitment to provide our customers with leading-edge technology that's built from the ground up to defend against today's most advanced and persistent network threats."

    Follow Fortinet Online:
    Twitter at: www.twitter.com/fortinet
    Facebook at: www.facebook.com/fortinet
    YouTube at: http://www.youtube.com/user/SecureNetworks 
    LinkedIn at: http://www.linkedin.com/company/fortinet 
    G+ at: https://plus.google.com/+fortinet 

    About Fortinet (www.fortinet.com)
    Fortinet (NASDAQ: FTNT) is a worldwide provider of network security appliances and a market leader in unified threat management (UTM). Our products and subscription services provide broad, integrated and high-performance protection against dynamic security threats while simplifying the IT security infrastructure. Our customers include enterprises, service providers and government entities worldwide, including the majority of the 2011 Fortune Global 100. Fortinet's flagship FortiGate product delivers ASIC-accelerated performance and integrates multiple layers of security designed to help protect against application and network threats. Fortinet's broad product line goes beyond UTM to help secure the extended enterprise - from endpoints, to the perimeter and the core, including databases and applications. Fortinet is headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif., with offices around the world.

    Copyright © 2012 Fortinet, Inc. All rights reserved. The symbols ® and ™ denote respectively federally registered trademarks and unregistered trademarks of Fortinet, Inc., its subsidiaries and affiliates. Fortinet's trademarks include, but are not limited to, the following: Fortinet, FortiGate, FortiGuard, FortiManager, FortiMail, FortiClient, FortiCare, FortiAnalyzer, FortiReporter, FortiOS, FortiASIC, FortiWiFi, FortiSwitch, FortiVoIP, FortiBIOS, FortiLog, FortiResponse, FortiCarrier, FortiScan, FortiAP, FortiDB and FortiWeb. Other trademarks belong to their respective owners. Fortinet has not independently verified statements or certifications herein attributed to third parties, including AV-Comparatives, and Fortinet does not independently endorse such statements. Nothing in the news release constitutes a warranty, guaranty, or contractually binding commitment. This news release may contain forward-looking statements that involve uncertainties and assumptions. If the uncertainties materialize or the assumptions prove incorrect, results may differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements and assumptions. All statements other than statements of historical fact are statements that could be deemed forward-looking statements. Fortinet assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements and expressly disclaims any obligation to update these forward-looking statements.

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    RESTON, VA--(Marketwired - August 23, 2013) - Knowledge Consulting Group (KCG), one of the largest privately held cybersecurity services firms in the United States, today announced that it has been selected as one of the prime contractors for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM) vehicle. This governmentwide Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) has a potential overall value of $6 billion over a five-year period of performance, assuming all option years are exercised.

    "DHS CDM paves the way for agencies to move away from reactive security measures to implement a more comprehensive continuous monitoring program," said Matt Brown, Vice President, Homeland Security and Cyber Solutions, KCG. "Continuous monitoring will enable agencies to proactively examine network interactions to mitigate risk. This is a major milestone for government cybersecurity."

    Issued by the General Services Administration (GSA) Federal Systems Integration and Management Center (FEDSIM), this contract vehicle provides all federal agencies as well as state, local, tribal and territorial governments with specialized information technology (IT) services and tools to help implement DHS' CDM program. CDM aims to defend government networks from cyber attacks by providing continuous monitoring, diagnosis and mitigation tools, as well as Continuous Monitoring as a Service (CMaaS) capabilities. KCG will focus on offering:

    • Enterprise Security Controls Analysis
    • Continuous Monitoring Strategy
    • Threat, Vulnerability and Risk Analysis
    • Security Assessment
    • Risk Reporting

    "KCG has a proven record of success helping public sector agencies implement continuous monitoring programs," said Dusty Wince, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, KCG. "We look forward to working with DHS, GSA and all the other agencies that take advantage of this contract."

    KCG's team consists of Ardent Management Consulting (ArdentMC), Axxum Technologies LLC, Cloudburst Security, Defense Point Security, LLC, Govplace, Knight Point Systems, TASC, Inc. and Unisys Corporation.

    About KCG
    Knowledge Consulting Group (KCG) is one of the largest privately held cybersecurity services firms in the United States. We operate as a trusted cyber advisor to our customers across the country. We take great pride in maintaining a single focus on being the leader in cybersecurity services, providing risk management, governance, operations and compliance services, utilizing our Chief Information Security Officer Framework methodology. We are uniquely positioned as a trusted cyber advisor with over 90 percent of our cyber professionals holding security clearances and security-specific certifications. With over 12 years of experience in providing cybersecurity services to our customers, we have a strong record of past performance in advising and executing cyber missions for all types of organizations and sectors.

    Headquartered outside of Washington, D.C. in Reston, Virginia, KCG provides cybersecurity services for organizations across the homeland security, federal civilian, defense and commercial sectors. For more information about KCG, please visit http://www.KnowledgeCG.com.


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    KANSAS CITY, MO--(Marketwired - August 23, 2013) - George Orwell's classic book 1984 appeared at the top of reading lists for years and is famous for portraying the government as a "Big Brother," keeping an invasive eye on citizens. Recently, the book is popular again in light of controversial government actions like the Patriot Act and the NSA surveillance program, and along with the advent of social networks like Facebook and the privacy issues they may create, more Americans are wondering what the "right to privacy" truly means. Van Osdol & Magruder, PC, a Kansas City-based law firm, recently examined the issue.

    Read the article.

    Shawn Stogsdill, partner at Van Osdol & Magruder, said, "Americans generally presume that privacy rights are guaranteed by the Constitution -- at least to a certain degree. Privacy rights feel as fundamental to our lives as liberty and free speech, however, most Americans probably do not realize that there is no explicit 'right to privacy' mentioned anywhere in the text of the Constitution."

    It wasn't until Justice William Douglas' groundbreaking opinion in Griswold v. Connecticut in 1965 that the Constitutional right to privacy began to be officially recognized. Later cases such as Roe v. Wade (1972) placed additional limits on the ability of the federal government to influence lives. Congress has also passed laws such as HIPPA (1996) and Graham Leach Bliley (1999) to protect privacy.

    As social networks become more popular and the government tries to combat terrorism, the expectation of privacy has changed. Now the Postal Service is tracking mail and the government has power to mine data on some citizens.

    According to Stogsdill, this brings up important questions: Are privacy rights forfeited each time update Facebook or send a tweet? What about GPS trackers on phones and cars? Was it all a ruse and we never had an expectation of privacy anyway?

    In the government's drive to protect us, is it edging ever closer to Big Brother?

    Van Osdol & Magruder, P.C. is located in downtown Kansas City, Mo. Trademarked as The Biggest Little Law Firm® in Kansas City, the firm focuses on maximizing value for its clients while remaining mindful of legal expenses. Visit the company's website at www.vomer.com.


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    LOWELL, MA--(Marketwired - August 23, 2013) -  Qvidian, the leader in sales effectiveness applications, has been named to Inc. Magazine's 500|5000. Qvidian ranked number 3,030 on the annual list of the fastest-growing privately held companies in the country. The ranking is based on Qvidian's 110 percent increase in company revenues over the three year period from 2009 to 2012.

    "We are honored to be named to this coveted list of the fastest-growing private companies in America," said Lewis Miller, President of Qvidian. "Our outstanding revenue growth over the past three years is a reflection of our exceptional employees and innovative technologies that empower sales teams to optimize their selling process to win more deals."

    The recognition from Inc. is one of many in Qvidian's award winning year. Earlier this month Qvidian was named a finalist for the 2013 Innovative Technology Awards by The Mass Technology Leadership Council. In April Qvidian was named a Technology Innovation Finalist in the 2013 Cincinnati Business Courier Innovation Awards for its Sales Playbooks & Analytics application and in March the Boston Business Journal recognized Qvidian as a 2013 Pacesetter.

    The 2013 Inc. 500|5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2009 to 2012. Complete results of the Inc. 500|5000 can be found at http://www.inc.com/inc5000/list/2013

    About Qvidian -- Empowering Sales Enablement Leaders
    Qvidian provides cloud-based sales enablement applications that empower marketing and sales teams to accelerate growth, improve sales team productivity & effectiveness, and close more deals. Over 1,200 companies leverage Qvidian's Proposal Automation and Sales Playbooks solutions to keep their salespeople selling by accelerating the production of winning sales documents and streamlining sales complexity into an interactive, repeatable process. For more information, visit www.Qvidian.com or call 1-800-272-0047.

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    MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(Marketwired - August 23, 2013) - Gigya, the Connected Consumer Management Suite, today announced that it has been recognized by CRM Magazine as a "Rising Star" in the publication's annual Market Awards. Other winners of CRM Magazine's Market Awards include Salesforce.com, SAP, Microsoft, Oracle and NetSuite. The CRM Rising Star Awards recognize vendors that are paving the way in emerging markets with innovative product launches, bold initiatives such as mergers and acquisitions, or substantial organizational or product-line restructuring.

    Gigya was selected as a winner of the award for its industry-leading consumer data management technology. Gigya offers a SaaS platform that connects brands with modern consumers by helping them access, manage and leverage first-party consumer data to increase marketing campaign performance and on-site social engagement. The company has seen remarkable growth and traction over the last six months, announcing in early 2013 that it had more than 700 clients and that its technology was reaching more than 1.5 billion unique users per month. The company also recently announced the massive expansion of its NEXUS Partner Ecosystem, by adding more than 20 new partners to help clients directly integrate valuable identity and behavior data captured by Gigya's platform into third-party marketing systems like Marketo, ExactTarget and Sailthru.

    "It's a tremendous honor being named a 'Rising Star' by CRM Magazine," said Patrick Salyer, CEO of Gigya. "With our 700+ clients, Gigya is fast becoming the standard for managing modern consumer data and winning this award is indicative of our traction in helping our clients create meaningful, authentic relationships with consumers."

    This most recent honor comes on the heels of Gigya being named to the prestigious CRM Watchlist by "CRM Godfather" Paul Greenberg.

    About Gigya:

    Gigya's Connected Consumer Management Suite enables the world's largest brands, including Pepsi, Verizon and ABC to understand and connect more closely with today's mobile and socially connected consumers. The company's technology helps businesses access, consolidate and manage permission-based identity and behavior data, while providing deep customer insights that turn data into action.

    Through products like Social Login, Registration-as-a-Service, Social Plugins and Gamification, Gigya provides clients with the rich data, intelligence, and tools needed to reach consumers with the right messages, on the right platforms at the right time. Gigya drives user acquisition and engagement for 700 enterprises and reaches 1.5 billion unique users per month, ensuring that today's businesses stay relevant in the age of the connected consumer.


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