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    HONG KONG--(Marketwired - August 23, 2013) - PayChest, Inc. (OTC Pink: PYCT) (the "Company") held a special shareholder meeting on Friday, August 16, 2013 in Portland, Oregon. The objective of the shareholder meeting was to address certain corporate requirements and obtain shareholder ratification of certain actions by past officers and the prior Board of Directors, as part of the Company's plan to fix certain formal defects in its corporate structure and regularize the Company's position with market participants.

    The Company achieved its objectives. All proposed resolutions were approved by shareholders, with most shareholders voting by proxy and one shareholder attending in person.

    In addition to addressing corporate requirements to regularize the Company's relationship with securities market participants, Shareholders also approved:

    1. A name change to better reflect the Company's current business model.

    2. A change to the jurisdiction of incorporation from Arizona to Delaware or Nevada.

    Work is underway to execute the resolutions adopted by the shareholders and continue to update our public information, facilitate the trading of the Company's shares by securities market participants and regularize our position with the Depository Trust Company. 

    Shareholders and interested parties are encouraged to call or e-mail the Company and be put on the Company's e-mail list for upcoming news releases.

    NOTES ABOUT FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

    Except for any historical information contained herein, the matters discussed in this press release contain forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties, including those described in the Company's filings with OTC Markets http://www.otcmarkets.com/stock/PYCT/financials.

    Certain statements contained in this release that are not historical facts constitute forward-looking statements, within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, and are intended to be covered by the safe harbors created by that Act. Reliance should not be placed on forward looking statements because they involve unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause actual results, performance or achievements to differ materially from those expressed or implied. Forward looking statements may be identified by words such as estimates, anticipates, projects, plans, expects, intends, believes, should and similar expressions and by the context in which they are used. Such statements are based upon current expectations of the Company and speak only as of the date made.

    Historical news releases on the Company can be found at http://www.paychest.com/news.htm.


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    NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - August 23, 2013) - Augme Technologies, Inc. (OTCQB: AUGT), ("Augme" or the "Company"), a technology and services leader in interactive media and mobile marketing and mobile advertising, announced that the Company is changing its name to Hipcricket, Inc. effective as of the close of business today. The Company's common stock will continue to be quoted on the OTCBB and the OTCQB under the new symbol HIPP. Going forward, the company intends to conduct its business under the name Hipcricket, Inc.

    Ivan Braiker, CEO of Augme stated, "The formal name change of our Company to Hipcricket is intended to more accurately reflect our vision, operations and long-term goals. We strongly believe the Hipcricket name provides us with broader marketplace appeal, recognition and scalability that will help us grow the company and build long-term brand equity as we look toward the next chapter of our business." 

    In connection with the name change, the Company will introduce a new program that will also allow users to receive Hipcricket press releases and coverage updates via text message directly to their mobile devices. Users can opt in to this program by texting "NEWS" to 24474.

    About Augme Technologies, Inc.
    Augme® Technologies, Inc. (OTCQB: AUGT) provides a unified mobile engagement platform that drives awareness, sales, and loyalty. The AD LIFE® platform has been used by internationally recognized brands and agencies to power over 250,000 campaigns across SMS, 2D/QR codes, mobile websites, advertising networks, social media, and branded apps.

    Augme is headquartered in Kirkland, Washington, with operations in New York City, Atlanta, Dallas, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, and Miami. For additional Hipcricket news and information, please visit www.hipcricket.com or text "NEWS" to 24474.

    Augme Technologies™, Hipcricket®, Augme®, AD LIFE®, BOOMBOX®, AD SERVE® and the Augme logo are trademarks of Augme Technologies, Inc. All rights reserved. 2009-13.

    Forward-Looking Statements

    This release includes forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. All statements regarding our expected future financial position, results of operations, cash flows, financing plans, business strategy, products and services, competitive positions, growth opportunities, plans and objectives of management for future operations, as well as statements that include words such as "anticipate," "if," "believe," "plan," "estimate," "expect," "intend," "may," "could," "should," "will," and other similar expressions are forward-looking statements. All forward-looking statements involve risks, uncertainties and contingencies, many of which are beyond our control, which may cause actual results, performance, or achievements to differ materially from anticipated results, performance, or achievements. Factors that may cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements include those set forth in Augme's Form 10-K for the year ended February 28, 2013, and more recent reports filed with the SEC. Augme Technologies, Inc. is under no obligation (and expressly disclaims any such obligation) to update or alter such forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.


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    GRAND CAYMAN, CAYMAN ISLANDS--(Marketwired - August 23, 2013) - Golden Frog, a global software and Internet application development company, announced today that it has added a new VyprVPN server cluster in Seoul, South Korea to help preserve an open and free Internet. VyprVPN is a personal VPN (Virtual Private Network) service that encrypts Internet connections to defeat monitoring of online communications, protect online privacy and preserve an open and free Internet by providing access to restricted websites. The Korean VPN server cluster in Seoul is now available to all of Golden Frog's VyprVPN customers.

    "South Korea, a thriving democracy and one of the most wired societies, has been wrestling with government censorship activities that impact Internet freedom," said Sunday Yokubaitis, President of Golden Frog. "At Golden Frog we are passionate about keeping the Internet open and free and are proud to offer South Koreans a solution that can help protect their Internet freedom."

    Golden Frog was founded to help ensure the Internet remains open and free, a mission that continues to grow in importance as users across the world face privacy threats. Doing its part to protect privacy, Golden Frog has launched additional server clusters in more than a dozen cities around the globe so far this year, with more servers to come in 2013.

    VyprVPN users now have unlimited access to the following server locations:

    • Asia - Hong Kong
    • Canada - Toronto
    • Denmark - Copenhagen
    • Finland - Helsinki [New!]
    • France - Paris
    • Germany - Frankfurt
    • Ireland - Dublin
    • Italy - Rome
    • Japan - Tokyo [New!]
    • Luxembourg
    • Malaysia - Kuala Lampur
    • Netherlands - Amsterdam
    • Norway - Oslo [New!]
    • Poland - Warsaw [New!]
    • Romania - Bucharest
    • Russia - Moscow
    • Spain - Madrid
    • Singapore - Singapore
    • South Korea - Seoul [New!]
    • Sweden - Stockholm
    • Switzerland - Zurich
    • Turkey - Istanbul [New!]
    • U.K. - London
    • U.S. - Austin
    • U.S. - Los Angeles
    • U.S. - Miami [New!]
    • U.S. - Washington, D.C.

    To learn more about VyprVPN, please visit: http://www.goldenfrog.com/vyprvpn

    About Golden Frog
    Golden Frog is a global service provider committed to developing applications and services that preserve an open and secure Internet experience while respecting user privacy. With users in over 215+ countries, Golden Frog owns and operates server clusters in North America, Europe and Asia. Golden Frog owns and manages 100% of its own servers, hardware and network to ensure the highest levels of security, privacy and service delivery. Learn more about Golden Frog's vision for a free and open Internet by reading their "Peace, Prosperity and the Case for the Open Internet" vision paper located at www.goldenfrog.com/vision.


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    CHEYENNE, WYOMING--(Marketwired - Aug. 23, 2013) - US Wireless Online, Inc. (UWRL) (www.uswirelesscorporation.com) (the "Company") announces that further to the Company's news releases of July 26 and August 22, 2013, the Company is pleased to report that it has successfully closed its merger with India-based IT company Key Technolabs Pvt. Ltd. (www.keytechnolabs.com).

    Rajesh Babaria, incoming CEO of UWRL, said, "At Key Technolabs, we are constantly looking to develop easy solutions to complex problems. For the last few weeks, our analyst team has been working on an idea related to the e-commerce industry. We are looking to develop a platform wherein people can build their own e-commerce shop within minutes. They can establish their store, sell products, accept payments and even promote their individual brands. Lots of people are looking forward to selling their products online, but many do not succeed due to the time-consuming and expensive process of building e-commerce stores online. This means that only people with enough funds can build online stores, which is a crucial limitation to the growth of the online industry.

    "This idea is entirely different from Amazon or eBay, where people can only sell their products. Here people can build their stores, their brands, and unique identities, which also opens doors to business expansion and investor opportunities. So our platform will be a parent-store to all e-commerce stores built. This will allow us to manage lots of stores, products, and ultimately businesses. The platform is supposed to charge a little monthly rent to manage e-commerce stores. We believe this will be a game-changer in the web industry, opening infinite horizons in online commerce."

    About Key Technolabs

    At Key Technolabs, we dabble in the area of web design, interactive web development, Search Engine Optimization, Digital Marketing, Brand Building, e-Commerce and Mobile software programming, with effortless competence and myriad creativity. From our beginnings, the journey has been enriching, satisfying and conducive for our clients as well as the Key Technolabs team.

    More details will follow on a timely and frequent basis.

    Safe Harbor Statement 

    Information in this release may contain statements about future expectations, plans, prospects or performance of US Wireless Online, Inc. (UWRL) that constitute forward-looking statements for purposes of the Safe Harbor Provisions under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. The words or phrases "can be", "expects", "may affect", "believed", "estimate", "project" and similar words and phrases are intended to identify such forward-looking statements. US Wireless Online, Inc. (UWRL) cautions you that any forward-looking information provided by or on behalf of US Wireless Online, Inc. (UWRL) is not a guarantee of future performance. None of the information in this press release constitutes or is intended as an offer to sell securities or investment advice of any kind. US Wireless Online, Inc. (UWRL)'s actual results may differ materially from those anticipated in such forward-looking statements as a result of various important factors, some of which are beyond US Wireless Online, Inc. (UWRL)'s control. In addition to those discussed in US Wireless Online, Inc. (UWRL)'s press releases, public filings, and statements by US Wireless Online, Inc. (UWRL)'s management, including, but not limited to, US Wireless Online, Inc. (UWRL)'s estimate of the sufficiency of its existing capital resources, US Wireless Online, Inc. (UWRL)'s ability to raise additional capital to fund future operations, US Wireless Online, Inc. (UWRL)'s ability to repay its existing indebtedness, the uncertainties involved in estimating market opportunities, and in identifying contracts which match US Wireless Online, Inc. (UWRL)'s capability to be awarded contracts. All such forward-looking statements are current only as of the date on which such statements were made US Wireless Online, Inc. (UWRL) does not undertake any obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statement to reflect events or circumstances after the date on which any such statement is made or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events. 


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    PALO ALTO, CA--(Marketwired - August 23, 2013) - Slice today announced that it has closed $23 million in funding, led by Rakuten, the largest e-commerce company in Japan, with Siguler Guff's Russia Partners and NPD Group joining the round. Existing investors DCM, Innovation Endeavors and Lightspeed Venture Partners also participated. The investment serves as an endorsement of the company's vision to create fun and useful apps that draw from the wealth of information buried in our inboxes to improve daily experiences.

    Slice launched its flagship app in 2011 with the mission to simplify online shopping and has since parsed more than 90 million items at a rate of two items per second, for a total purchase value of nearly $3 billion. The Slice shopping app makes it fun and effortless to keep track of everything you buy online, automatically organizing your purchase history and receipts, sending you push notifications when packages are en route for delivery and alerting you when you're eligible to recoup money for items you've bought that have dropped in price.

    Slice has further expanded its reach to consumers through partnerships that leverage its set of APIs in order to make the most of a consumer's purchase history, track packages across multiple carriers and tap into Slice's ancillary services such as Price Drop Alerts. Most recently, TheFind has integrated Slice into its iPad and Web apps in order to further personalize shoppers' search results and enable them to track shipments right within the app.

    The latest product from Slice, called Slice Bookshelf, is the easiest way to share and discover books with friends. Like the Slice shopping app, Bookshelf syncs with your email inbox and automatically pulls information from your past book purchases, making it simple to build your virtual library. With Bookshelf, you can instantly dive in and discover new content, borrow and lend among friends and start conversations around your favorite books.

    "Our massive growth over the past two years topped off with this round of financing validates our vision to solve consumer needs with services that go far beyond their expectations," said Scott Brady, Slice CEO and co-founder. "We will continue to execute on that vision by supporting and evolving our products, growing our team and extending our APIs to partners, all with the ultimate goal of making life easier for consumers."

    About Slice
    Slice uses the information buried in your email inbox to create fun and useful consumer applications and experiences. The popular flagship app, Slice, provides a simple way for consumers to manage all their purchases, organize receipts, track shipping, take advantage of price adjustments and improve their shopping experiences. Slice Bookshelf is the easiest way to share and discover books with friends. Based in Palo Alto, CA, Slice is backed by DCM, FLOODGATE, Innovation Endeavors (Eric Schmidt), Lightspeed Venture Partners, NPD Group, Rakuten, and Siguler Guff, as well as Michael Birch and Rick Thompson. To learn more about Slice, visit www.slice.com.


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    FORT LAUDERDALE, FL--(Marketwired - August 23, 2013) - FONU2, Inc. (OTCQB: FONU) (OTCBB: FONU) today announced that it has entered into a strategic partnership with SEO and Investor Relations guru Mark Kabbash.

    The FONU2 platform for social commerce is a revolutionary construct that integrates social networking, localized marketing and sales to create a seamless global marketplace accessible through a precise and aesthetically optimized web-site and mobile app. Users are able to create local listings for goods and services that they promote though individual marketing pages, allowing them to capitalize on their social networks. The FONU2 social commerce platform is fully synced with Facebook, accessible through computers as well as mobile devices running iOS or Android operating systems. The quality and safety of each transaction is ensured by secured trading through the Amazon (AWS) wallet via prepaid cards. This facilitates trading that is both safe and seamlessly melded into the social media experience of each client. In addition, a continuously evolving games section and gamification of services, communities and content portals increases the user engagement surrounding the platform and deepens the social aspect of the integrated user experience. FONU2 will give the almost 700 million strong daily user base of Facebook the ability to engage in social commerce with their friends, market to global audiences and pay and get paid through a prepaid card system manageable through the App that will reward and incentivize their transactions.

    "FONU2 is thrilled to announce the addition of Mark Kabbash to spearhead our social commerce penetration and investor relations campaign," said Robert Lees, FONU2 CEO. "Given Mark's outstanding track record helping companies grow, I firmly believe that he will transform FONU2 into a globally recognized brand."

    Mark Kabbash has an outstanding record directing the penetration and growth of companies through investor social networks, as well as a demonstrated socially driven approach to SEO Science that allows him to rocket company pages to the top of some of the most hotly contested search engine queries, dominating SERPs in industry related spaces and consistently beating major trade publications and government websites. Mark espouses a uniquely social approach to PR and brand penetration based off of an understanding of human tendencies and social sharing. Born in 1964, by age 22 Mark had hired his first employees, building a mini and mainframe computer database integration systems company that held contracts with NASA and IBM, among other notable corporations. He would go on to found an investor relations firm wherein he personally managed the PR and IR of each client company, serving as the direct liaison to the media and investment community. The company with the highest valued market cap approached $300 million. For over 20 years Mark managed the complete social and media presences of over 60 companies, gleaning invaluable experience in both media driven and interpersonal relationships management.

    After acquiring the investor social network EquityGroups.com, Mark began to unravel the processes behind SEO and social commerce, using both insight and experimentation to concoct an extremely powerful formula for the organic branding of company web pages through digital sharing. Without investing a single penny into advertizing EquityGroups.com, he was able to forge it into one of the Internets most prominent hubs of the investment community. Mark is fresh from demonstrating his skills as Chief Marketing Officer of a private Small Business Funding company, where he was able to drop the Alexa.com ranking of their website to under 27,000 in the United States in the space of a few months. "What I was able to achieve for the last company I worked with will pale in comparison to what I am about to do with the branding of the FONU2 platform," Mark states. "I fully believe in the mission of this company and the revolutionary nature of their seamless approach to social commerce. Companies like Zynga, Facebook (FB and Google have done well because of their people-centric approach. I firmly believe that companies which are able to understand peer to peer interactions and facilitate them will have a natural advantage, and I see massive potential in FONU2. Under my guidance, I will transform the awareness of this company within the investment community into a buzzword. I intend to utilize all the tricks I have developed during my career to drive this project forward with the most ambitious goals that I can set for myself." The involvement of such a decorated veteran of the IR and SEO world will galvanize the rate with which FONU2 will be exposed to a bevy of interested parties. Mark's vision for the branding of FONU2 will utilize sharing to exponentially increase investor and public awareness of the platform on networks like Google+ that have massive social ripple effects as well as SEO benefits. The creation of a social commerce platform that can instantly and seamlessly be fused with a highly engaged and established user base is an overdue development in the way transactions take place on the Internet today. The integration of the Facebook user experience, the FONU2 App and the seamless payment structure enabled by the FONU2 card is sure to disrupt the social commerce market by degrees of magnitude over predecessor technologies and garner huge interest as Mark Kabbash works to turn FONU2 into a globally pervasive brand name.

    About FONU2 Inc:
    FONU2 is a social commerce company that provides a precision mobile sales and marketing platform that functions like an order reservations and booking system. Members via their mobile phones and computers list, buy, sell, trade services and items locally in any neighborhood anywhere in the world; and are paid with the FONU2 end-to-end mobile phone payment card system. Visit www.FONU2.com.

    This press release contains "forward-looking statements." Although the forward-looking statements in this release reflect the good faith judgment of management, forward-looking statements are inherently subject to known and unknown risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to be materially different from those discussed in these forward-looking statements. Readers are urged to carefully review and consider the various disclosures made by us in our reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the risk factors that attempt to advise interested parties of the risks that may affect our business, financial condition, results of operation and cash flows. If one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or if the underlying assumptions prove incorrect, our actual results may vary materially from those expected or projected. Readers are urged not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this release. We assume no obligation to update any forward-looking statements in order to reflect any event or circumstance that may arise after the date of this release.


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    LOUISVILLE, KY--(Marketwired - August 23, 2013) -  Advanced Solutions, an Autodesk Platinum Partner and Authorized Training Center (ATC), today announced the launch of newly designed ISYSRx.

    Advanced Solutions' ISYSRx is a professionally managed program to improve competitiveness through a process designed to identify, quantify and close skill gaps among software users. The ISYSRx program consists of Advanced Solutions' services (e.g. Learn & Improve" e-Learning Management System, Professional Instructor Live Online Training [PILOT] courses and Technical Support) prescribed by a designated Project Manager with an emphasis on improving customer competitiveness. The program follows a tiered, monthly investment pricing structure with flexible membership terms.

    The program provides key features:

    • Software User Skills Assessments and Prescribed Learning Paths
    • Unlimited Access to Learn & Improve Courses
    • Unlimited Access to PILOT Courses
    • Advanced Solutions Technical Support
    • Designated ISYSRx Project Manager
    • Discounted Professional Services

    These features, coupled with the ability to invest on a monthly basis, provide value that is unparalleled in the industry. Advanced Solutions' Research and Development Manager, Kristopher Helms states, "While there are companies that provide some of the services included in the ISYSRx program, Advanced Solutions has taken the time to understand the needs of today's organizations and develop a bundled offering that is applied prescriptively to address each customer's individual challenges."

    Helms went on to say, "Success in today's business economy demands continuous improvement and strategic solutions that effectively provide a competitive advantage. For over 25 years, Advanced Solutions has purposefully examined how changes in technology are best implemented to help organizations address this need. Software technology is advancing more rapidly than ever before. As such, we've found companies are struggling with how to stay abreast of and leverage these improvements appropriately to maximize their competitiveness. ISYSRx was developed specifically to address this challenge. It's designed to prescriptively apply all the services we provide in a manner that helps organizations ensure competitive advantage through the continuous improvement and use of capital, time, opportunity and materials."

    ISYSRx provides comprehensive access to tools and talent necessary to facilitate increased & continuous company competitiveness with terms and conditions that mitigate customer risk, rising above the typical, "limited," on-line skills assessment or managed service. Combining skills assessment and online learning management with technical support, ISYSRx achieves an elevated level of service and solutions unique to Advanced Solutions.

    For more information on ISYSRx visit www.AdvancedSolutions.com/isysrx.

    About Advanced Solutions
    Advanced Solutions is an award winning Autodesk Platinum Partner with 2D and 3D design software enterprise integration expertise in architecture, engineering, construction (AEC), civil engineering and advanced manufacturing. The company is Autodesk OEM Authorized, bringing added value to customers through certified software customization and business systems integration with the Autodesk Technology Platform. As an Autodesk Authorized Training Center (ATC), the company offers a variety of innovative training solutions including its popular PILOT program. Since 1987, the company has focused its business model on helping customers realize industry leading return on investment with their 2D and 3D design software. Beyond the box of software, Advanced Solutions helps customers gain a competitive advantage through innovative design software work flows, enabling customers to realize higher revenues and improve their operational efficiency. For additional information about Advanced Solutions, Inc., please visit our website at www.AdvancedSolutions.com.

    Advanced Solutions, ISYSRx, Learn & Improve and PILOT are registered trademarks of Advanced Solutions, Inc. All other brand names, product names or trademarks belong to their respective holders. Advanced Solutions reserves the right to alter product and services offerings, and specifications and pricing at any time without notice, and is not responsible for typographical or graphical errors that may appear in this document.

    Autodesk and ATC are registered trademarks or trademarks of Autodesk, Inc. and/or its subsidiaries and/or affiliates, in the USA and/or other countries. All other brand names, product names, or trademarks belong to their respective holders.

    © 2013 Advanced Solutions. All rights reserved.

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    AUSTIN, TX--(Marketwired - August 23, 2013) -  Socialware, the leading social business solution provider for regulated industries, today announced that it has engaged LIMRA, a worldwide research, consulting and professional development organization for the financial services and insurance industries, in a new Preferred Conference Partnership. Socialware has been a partner of LIMRA's since 2010.

    As part of the relationship, Socialware is a conference keynote sponsor of the 2013 LIMRA Social Media Conference taking place Aug. 20 - 23 in Boston, where Socialware introduced keynote speaker, Gary Vaynerchuk. Socialware will have a presence at key LIMRA events throughout the coming years.

    "As the first company to provide a social media solution to the financial services and insurance industries, we recognized that a partnership with LIMRA was invaluable in terms of the knowledge and exposure they brought to us and continue to deliver," said Bruce Milne, Chief Marketing Officer at Socialware. "We have more financial services and insurance customers than any other provider in this space, and we are committed to bringing value to those customers. We expect our relationship with LIMRA to be important for our customers, as they represent a key voice for the industry."

    "We are pleased that Socialware has chosen to partner with LIMRA and to have a presence at our key industry events," said James Kerley, President of LIMRA Services. "Our events continue to be an important source of information and learning opportunities about compliance and marketing on Social Media for our members."

    About Socialware
    Socialware provides industry-leading software and services for regulated industries to securely and compliantly market through social media, and to generate business through relationships with customers and prospects on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter. Socialware is a trusted technology partner to over 160 of the leading firms in the US. Learn more about Socialware at www.socialware.com.


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    VISTA, CA and CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwired - August 23, 2013) - Aperio ePathology, a leader in providing global pathology solutions, has digitized over 550 slides of Einstein's brain, enabling researchers, scientists and enthusiasts around the world to view the original slides prepared by Dr. Thomas Harvey, the pathologist who conducted the autopsy of Albert Einstein in 1955.

    The remarkable collection of slides was donated to the National Museum of Health and Medicine (NMHM) in Silver Spring, MD after the pathologist's death. "The museum has a mission to preserve and protect this collection while facilitating its safe, responsible and scholarly study," said Dr. Michael Doyle, Founder and Board Chairman of the National Museum of Health and Medicine Chicago.

    The Einstein Brain Atlas app for iPad was developed for NMHM Chicago by Tyler, TX-based Eolas Technologies Inc. The app allows neuroscientists, researchers, educators and others interested in science to explore sections of the Nobel Prize-winning physicist's brain in microscopic detail. All profits from app sales are being donated by Eolas to support both museums.

    "By working with Leica Biosystems' Aperio ePathology technology, we've been able to capture the vast amount of information contained in the slides at a resolution high enough so that the slides can be stored safely away while the data can be made available to everyone," said Doyle.

    About two-thirds of the total slides from the Einstein brain collection have been released to the public. Work is currently underway to release the remaining images in coming months.

    NMHM Chicago chose Leica Biosystems' Aperio ePathology for its best-in-class scanning and sharing solutions. "We are honored to be involved with the digital preservation of such an important historical artifact," said Dr. Jared Schwartz, Chief Medical Officer of Leica Biosystems. "But this is not just about preservation. Our solutions support sharing and collaboration for researchers around the world and also eliminate slide shipping costs, travel time and the risk of damaging or losing the slides."

    The digitization project was funded by the Buonacorsi Foundation, which supports projects in the arts and sciences that promise to provide a long-lasting positive impact on the human condition.

    About Leica Biosystems

    Leica Biosystems is a global leader in workflow solutions and automation, striving to advance cancer diagnostics to improve patients' lives. Leica Biosystems provides anatomical pathology laboratories and researchers a comprehensive product range for each step in the pathology process, from sample preparation and staining to imaging and reporting. Our easy-to-use and consistently reliable offerings help improve workflow efficiency and diagnostic confidence. The company is represented in over 100 countries. It has manufacturing facilities in 7 countries, sales and service organizations in 19 countries, and an international network of dealers. The company is headquartered in Nussloch, Germany. Further information can be found at LeicaBiosystems.com.

    About National Museum of Health and Medicine Chicago

    The National Museum of Health and Medicine Chicago is the first of what is planned to be a series of 501(c) (3) public charity institutions around the country to act as satellites of the National Museum of Health and Medicine, which is located in our nation's capitol. These privately funded satellite museums will collectively form a central online repository for the DC museum's digital collections, archives, and computational resources and, as such, will help the DC museum share its extensive collections digitally with a worldwide audience. Through electronic publishing, ongoing research, and public outreach programs, the satellite museums will support and enrich the mission of the NMHM, and help the museum foster a better understanding of the past, present and future of health and medicine across the United States. For more information, visit NMHMChicago.org

    About the Buonacorsi Foundation

    The Buonacorsi Foundation is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit LLC created to support projects in the arts and sciences which promise to provide long-lasting positive impact on the human condition. The foundation supports several ongoing programs in the sciences, arts and technology, all national or international in scope. For more information, visit www.buonacorsi.org.


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    AUSTIN, TX--(Marketwired - August 26, 2013) -  Zenoss Inc., the leading provider of unified IT monitoring and management solutions for physical, virtual, and cloud-based IT infrastructures, today announced the company has extended IT operations analytics capabilities in its Zenoss Service Dynamics solution. The enhanced analytics solution unifies cross-domain analysis to improve visibility into how systems are being utilized and services are being delivered in today's complex, hybrid IT data centers.

    In the never-ending pursuit of higher levels of business agility and IT cost efficiency, the rate at which organizations are embracing virtualization and cloud computing is accelerating. The resulting explosion in the complexity of the modern data center -- physical, virtual, private cloud, public cloud and even "multi-cloud" environments -- is driving the need for solutions that simplify IT operations.

    Built on top of Zenoss' real-time Service Assurance engine, the new and improved Service Dynamics Analytics solution enables service-level context and provides a unified analysis of the operational and capacity management needs of the modern, highly virtualized data center. The new analytics reporting engine also provides business-centric service reporting out of the box for a unified view of business critical services.

    "In this age of software-defined everything, private and public clouds, and BYOD, the complexity of ensuring IT service performance and availability 24/7 is a constant challenge," said Alan Conley, CTO of Zenoss. "With our updated analytics, customers get a single view of whether or not they're delivering services adequately to the end user, and can isolate potential issues. Plus they can predict issues that haven't surfaced yet and proactively address them with intelligent capacity planning."

    "IT analytics is an exciting field because it represents breakthrough innovations that can bring substantial value and lasting competitive advantage to the businesses that adopt them," according to Forrester Research, Inc., in their Turn Big Data Inward With IT Analytics report - December 2012.

    Since Zenoss offers a single solution that offers unified monitoring, root cause analysis, service assurance, and advanced analytics, it is easy to deploy and simple for users to see the full view of their infrastructure and seamlessly remedy both short and long term issues.

    Key enhancements:

    Enhanced Performance: Significantly improved user experience and performance through a streamlined ETL process, optimized schema and upgraded BI engine with a new columnar in-memory query engine

    Revamped User Interface: Based on HTML 5 with enhanced visualizations including new chart libraries and pivot features, also included is a new REST API for simplified integration with other analytics/reporting front-end and custom user portals

    Dynamic Reporting: Enhanced dashboards and simplified ad-hoc reporting functionality allows users to mine their own data quickly and easily, with new service focused reports and domains

    Key benefits:

    Improved operational visibility: Combines KPIs with event and service information in a single service oriented dashboard

    Reduced MTTR and improved service quality: Identifies common performance issues and event trends based on service impact

    More accurate capacity planning: Exposes trends and patterns to support strategic initiatives such as capacity planning and infrastructure optimization

    Additional Resources

    About Zenoss
    Zenoss is a leading provider of unified IT monitoring and management software for physical, virtual, and cloud-based IT infrastructures. Over 35,000 organizations worldwide have deployed Zenoss to manage their networks, servers, virtual devices, storage, and cloud infrastructure, gaining complete visibility and predictability into their IT operations.


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    SANTA ANA, CA--(Marketwired - August 26, 2013) -   Ingram Micro Inc. (NYSE: IM), the world's largest wholesale technology distributor and a global leader in IT supply-chain, mobile device lifecycle services and logistics solutions, announced today that members of its executive team are scheduled to present at the following investor conference.

    • Wednesday, September 4, 2013
      Citi 2013 Global Technology Conference
      New York, NY
      12:50 p.m. ET

    To access the live audio webcasts of the presentation, visit the Investor Relations page of www.ingrammicro.com. The archived versions will be available for approximately one week following the event.

    About Ingram Micro Inc.

    Ingram Micro is the world's largest wholesale technology distributor and a global leader in IT supply-chain, mobile device lifecycle services and logistics solutions. As a vital link in the technology value chain, Ingram Micro creates sales and profitability opportunities for vendors and resellers through unique marketing programs, outsourced logistics and mobile solutions, technical support, financial services and product aggregation and distribution. The company is the only global broad-based IT distributor, serving approximately 160 countries on six continents with the world's most comprehensive portfolio of IT products and services. Visit www.ingrammicro.com.

    © 2013 Ingram Micro Inc. All rights reserved. Ingram Micro and the registered Ingram Micro logo are trademarks used under license by Ingram Micro Inc.


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    BOSTON, MA--(Marketwired - August 26, 2013) - Sophos today announced the appointment of John Keenan as vice president of sales for North America. Keenan joins Sophos from Dell SonicWALL.

    Keenan brings more than 20 years of sales and sales management experience to Sophos, including 13 years with SonicWALL, where he most recently built a new sales organization for mid-market accounts and developed the division's channel strategy. As vice president of North America Sales, Keenan grew the business by fostering key relationships with the company's channel partners.

    "John Keenan is widely respected by the security channel, and I am thrilled to welcome him to Sophos. He brings a proven track record of success in the security space and has winning experience in leading channel and sales teams," said Michael Valentine, senior vice president of sales for Sophos. "Every day, the Sophos team is working hard to be the preferred vendor in security for the channel and customers. Our products, our people and our partner programs continue to gain industry accolades. In bringing John aboard, we have an ideal leader for continued growth in our North American business."

    "I am excited to join Sophos; the company's value proposition of 'security made simple' clearly resonates with customers and the channel," said Keenan. "The company's relentless focus on empowering the channel, a best-in-class portfolio of endpoint, mobile, server and network solutions, and the opportunity to contribute to Mike Valentine's winning team made my decision to join Sophos an easy one."

    About Sophos

    More than 100 million users in 150 countries rely on Sophos as the best protection against complex threats and data loss. Sophos is committed to providing complete security solutions that are simple to deploy, manage, and use and that deliver the industry's lowest total cost of ownership. Sophos offers award-winning encryption, endpoint security, web, email, mobile and network security solutions backed by SophosLabs -- a global network of threat intelligence centers.

    Sophos is headquartered in Boston, US and Oxford, UK. More information is available at www.sophos.com.


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    SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwired - August 26, 2013) - Astute Networks™, Inc., the leading provider of Networked Flash™, today announced significant company milestones as the demand for all flash storage continues to experience strong momentum. To accommodate its rapid expansion, the company today also announced the opening of its new Silicon Valley office to support the growth of its sales and marketing teams to address the increased demand for its Astute ViSX Performance Storage Appliance, a product regarded for its ability to deliver superior scalability and performance for today's business-critical applications.

    Astute Networks' rapid growth can be largely attributed to significant customer acquisition in key vertical industries including federal government and military, education, healthcare, and manufacturing.

    "The difference in performance between our existing storage array and the ViSX appliance was like night and day," said Hussein Sh-Ibrahim, IT Director for Professional Healthcare Resources. "The ViSX deployment was very easy and the entire solid state solution was surprisingly affordable. Productivity and efficiency is up, and our employees can now quickly access patient data like never before. Backups that used to take four to five hours now complete in less than an hour, enabling us to perform other backups that we were not able to do before. If you want fast performance quickly, get ViSX."

    Other key milestones Astute Networks has achieved during the first half of 2013 include:

    • The expansion of its ViSX Family of all flash performance storage appliances which make flash storage cost effective for SME and SMB customers alike
    • Secured independent Demartek Lab Evaluation of Astute Networks iSCSI Flash Storage Appliance which determined that the ViSX solution, powered by its' patented DataPump Engine™ processor, speeds up application performance and delivers up to five times the performance and price/performance advantage over the competitive iSCSI-based storage arrays for I/O intensive database and VDI applications
    • Expansion of the AstuteNET Partner Program with sales resources, marketing programs and support services to fuel channel sales for the industry's most innovative, cost-effective flash storage offering -- the ViSX family of Performance Storage Appliances

    To date this year Astute has also received the following awards and accolades:

    • Named a 2013 Emerging Technology Vendor by UBM Tech Channel's CRN Magazine for the second consecutive year
    • Recognized as one of "The 10 Coolest Flash Storage Products Of 2013" by UBM Tech Channel's CRN Magazine
    • Selected as one of UBM Tech Channel's CRN 2013 Top Channel Chiefs
    • Named a Finalist for the Red Herring North America Top 100 Awards

    "Today's VDI and critical applications in and out of the Cloud demand high performance for users which is where the Astute ViSX Performance Storage Appliance really shines. It delivers up to five times better performance and cost per IOPS -- and is ideally suited for I/O intensive database, Big Data, and VDI applications. With the market leading performance of our ViSX solution, customers across multiple markets are seeing rapid business benefits and value," said Bob MacKnight, CEO, Astute Networks. "To support our rapid growth we are pleased to be opening our new Silicon Valley location as we expand our sales and marketing team to support our business objectives for 2013 and beyond."

    The address for Astute Networks' new sales and marketing headquarters is 2360-C Qume Drive San Jose, CA 95131. A list of open company positions in the areas of sales, engineering and marketing can be found at: http://www.astutenetworks.com/company/careers/.

    Tweet this: @astutenetworks achieves record growth

    Follow Astute on Twitter at http://twitter.com/astutenetworks

    About Astute Networks
    Astute is the leading provider of Networked Flash™ appliances that accelerate application performance by 10x or more, enhance user productivity and lower IT costs for physical and virtual environments. The company's ViSX family of Networked Flash appliances is based on a 100% solid state flash technology that cost-effectively delivers a high number of sustained IOPS to dramatically increase application performance. Powered by its patented DataPump Engine™, ViSX overcomes performance limitations by non-disruptively delivering shared performance to all servers and virtual machines over pervasively deployed Ethernet networks. ViSX is available through the company's network of authorized AstuteNet channel partners. For more information, visit www.astutenetworks.com.

    Astute Networks, Networked flash, ViSX, DataPump Engine, and FlashWRX are trademarks or registered trademarks of Astute Networks, Inc. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.


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    PROVIDENCE, RI--(Marketwired - August 26, 2013) - GreenBytes®, Inc., a developer of full-featured desktop virtualization storage optimization software, today announced significant enhancements to its award-winning vIO virtual storage solution for desktop virtualization. GreenBytes vIO 4.0 offers OEMs and service providers patented, high-performance virtual desktop deployment features, along with the flexibility required to cost effectively scale virtual desktop environments. With GreenBytes' patented zero latency inline deduplication technology, OEMs are able to deliver cloud-scale, next-generation desktop virtualization solutions that enable full-featured persistent virtual desktops, providing end users with a superior virtual desktop experience that is similar to the physical desktop they are most familiar with, all with up to 98% less storage space required.

    Featuring GreenBytes' patented zero latency inline deduplication technology, vIO 4.0 was architected to enable OEMs to deliver cost effective, cloud-scale desktop virtualization. The GreenBytes vIO 4.0 virtual storage solution enables OEMs to quickly enter into the growing VDI market by creating customizable packages of high quality, ultra-performant, full-featured desktop virtualization solutions that are simple, easy to deploy, and scale from departmental to cloud, increasing customer time-to-value.

    The vIO 4.0 diverts OS and swap disk activity away from primary storage (SAN) to high-speed flash, solving the performance and latency problems and poor user experience that occur during peak usage. By moving the virtual desktop datastores to the vIO, inconsistent performance and crippling congestion become a thing of the past. Deployed and ready to present storage locally or externally via iSCSI or NFS in less than five minutes, vIO-based OEM solutions can deliver persistent or non-persistent desktop images through their preferred desktop broker interface running on VMware hypervisors.

    GreenBytes vIO 4.0 Features and Benefits Include:

    • Optimized Deduplication Hashing Functions: The GreenBytes file system has modernized the ZFS platform, making significant improvements that increase performance and reliability. Compared to the generic ZFS hashing function, the vIO 4.0 platform provides up to 450% accelerated performance.
    • Optimized Compression: Reducing the storage footprint is an essential requirement when planning for a large-scale VDI deployment. The GreenBytes vIO 4.0 provides ~50% faster compression rate, ~80% decompression rate, and ~10% better compression ratio over the previous version, which enables GreenBytes to reduce the storage required for virtual desktop initiatives by up to 98%.
    • VDI Block Size Optimization: As the default cluster size for NTFS (New Technology File System) is 4K (up to 16TB volume), GreenBytes' vIO 4.0 improves deduplication performance by 50% by using a 4K block size to align with Windows VDI workloads, which results in superior storage efficiency and a better user experience. Alternative technologies that use larger block sizes are unable to achieve the same level of deduplication percentages, which increases the storage cost.
    • LUN-Based QOS (Quality of Service): Virtual desktop storage I/O varies widely based on user activity. Keeping storage I/O at levels that ensure all users are happy means being able to control the so-called "noisy neighbor" problem. The vIO 4.0 allows administrators to set a quota to limit the number of writes per second on a per LUN basis, which enables IT managers to control the impact that client VMs might have on each other, enabling a predictable user experience.
    • Improved SNMP Reporting: The health of any mission-critical data center ingredient needs visibility to system administrators. The vIO 4.0 now features an expanded use of the SNMP interface to enable integration into third party dashboards, or via GreenBytes' packaged monitoring virtual machine. Updates include expanded pool/LUN/network reporting, sending traps for error conditions, and a downloadable, preconfigured monitoring virtual machine console.
    • NFS VAAI (VMware vStorage API for Array Integration): To achieve higher speed cloning of virtual machine images, which translates to faster time to deploy, GreenBytes leverages a feature in the VMware ESX hypervisor called VAAI. This feature enables cloning locally on the vIO instead of copying the data over the network, resulting in a 2x increase in cloning speed, as well as decreasing traffic on the network.

    GreenBytes' vIO 4.0 is cloud-scalable and can size to any desktop virtualization environment by deploying multiple vIO instances. A single vIO is designed to provide I/O offload for 100 or more persistent or non-persistent virtual desktops. Customers can also utilize the pre-configured IO Offload Engine hardware appliance that supports from 100 to 2,000+ persistent or non-persistent virtual desktops over 10GbE iSCSI or 8 or 16Gb Fibre Channel.

    Product Availability
    The GreenBytes vIO 4.0 virtual storage solution for desktop virtualization is available immediately. For more information, please visit the vIO page on the GreenBytes website. GreenBytes is currently demonstrating vIO 4.0 at VMworld, Booth 735, at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, CA, August 25-28, 2013.

    Supporting Quotes

    Jim Zakzeski, Vice President, Sales and Marketing, ClearCube Technology
    "The storage capabilities that the GreenBytes solution provides are leading edge; cutting through all the hype and white-noise in the VDI storage marketplace with break-through performance. The practical benefits from GreenBytes' patented deduplication efficiency are profound and significantly impact the economics of the storage component of VDI deployments to the tune of 15:1 cost savings, making persistent full clones very attractive."

    Ben Woo, Managing Director, Neuralytix, a Leading IT Market Research Firm
    "GreenBytes' vIO 4.0 virtual storage solution for OEMs and service providers addresses the challenges associated with storage for virtual desktop environments. Beyond all other measures, time-to-market is the key metric for OEMs and service providers. They need to deliver high performance packaged persistent or non-persistent virtual desktop solutions. GreenBytes' patented zero latency inline deduplication technology does just that while minimizing the cost and allowing OEMs and service providers to maximize margin."

    Michael Richtberg, Vice President, Product Management, GreenBytes
    "GreenBytes plugs in a critical fuse for the successful fulfillment of the VDI user experience. Achieving the elusive combination of cost, performance and getting users what they want in the virtual 'personal' computing era of cloud-based offerings is a long-awaited industry achievement that I am pleased to announce we have reached with our vIO 4.0 release."

    Additional Resources
    Facebook.com/GreenBytes
    Twitter.com/GetGreenBytes
    YouTube.com/GetGreenBytes
    GreenPower Blog

    About GreenBytes, Inc.
    GreenBytes delivers patented IO-Offload desktop virtualization storage optimization software that maximizes the effective performance and capacity of existing infrastructure to provide persistent, full-featured virtual desktops with the manageability, scalability and affordability required for cloud-scale VDI deployments. GreenBytes was founded in 2007 and is based in Providence, Rhode Island, USA. For more information, please visit www.getgreenbytes.com.

    GreenBytes and the GreenBytes logo are registered trademarks of GreenBytes, Inc. All other product names and trademarks are the property of their respective firms.


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    SANTA CLARA, CA--(Marketwired - August 26, 2013) - Net Optics, Inc., the leading provider of Total Application and Network Visibility solutions, announces the general availability of two significant advances. Net Optics will be demonstrating the solutions at VMworld booth # 523.

    • Phantom Virtualization Tap™ Version 3.0 for ESXi 5.x
      • Extends kernel level monitoring to ESXi 5.0 and 5.1 
      • Enables intelligent, continuous monitoring through deep VMware vCenter integration 
      • Offers intuitive, click-through deployment and administration with a newly designed GUI and management console
    • Phantom HD™ Version 3.0
      • Enables high-density, high-throughput network monitoring in environments using advanced tunneling protocols 
      • Performs traffic deduplication to ensure that tools inspect only a single copy of each relevant session
      • Decapsulates and strips protocols to allow optimal tool utilization -- both physical and virtual

    Phantom Virtualization Tap Version 3.0 reinforces Net Optics' market leadership by enriching its breakthrough solution with kernel-level monitoring for vSphere 5.x. This highly anticipated capability offers highly efficient, non-disruptive, VMware-certified software for monitoring traffic in virtual environments. This solution is a major resource for customers running VMware EXSi 5.x who require visibility into East-West traffic between virtual servers. Phantom 3.0 addresses the growing "black hole," which keeps inter-VM and cross-blade traffic invisible to network monitoring tools, leaving the network vulnerable to threats, non-compliance, loss of availability and impaired performance.

    The Phantom Virtualization Tap aggregates traffic from multiple VMs and delivers raw network data to monitoring tools. "Our latest version strengthens control of the virtual environment substantially, helping customers stay secure and audit reliably for compliance," says Ran Nahmias, Net Optics Senior Director, Virtualization & Cloud Solutions. "This open community Tap is v-switch and tool agnostic. It reinforces and extends the value of our customers' physical tool investments while requiring no changes and creating no single point of failure."

    Phantom HD 3.0 incorporates advanced new functionality, performing packet management, tunnel decapsulation and network traffic management, all on a single device that addresses not only virtualized/converged environments but physical environments as well.

    Phantom HD 3.0 aggregates inter-VM traffic that has been tunneled out of ESX hosts encapsulated in sophisticated new protocols. The drawback to those protocols is that they often make traffic invisible to monitoring tools -- laying the network open to threats and intrusion. The purpose-built Phantom HD appliance swiftly decapsulates that traffic and sends it on in raw form to the tools, which can now perform their vital security functions unimpeded.

    Phantom HD 3.0 also resolves a persistent concern of customers whose networks are virtualizing or whose architecture employs complex tunneling technologies -- namely removal of duplicate traffic captured in various areas of the network. Phantom HD 3.0 deduplicates and reduces the costly "packet payload overhead" placed on these tools, optimizing their performance and value.

    "This solution eliminates feeding customer tools duplicate captures by "de-duping" the traffic," says Nahmias. "Now the tools are able to process only a single copy of that traffic of interest -- optimizing and preserving a customer's network and tooling resources."  

    Both Phantom Virtualization Tap 3.0 and Phantom HD 3.0 are now available and shipping. Phantom HD ships as a physical or virtual appliance, deployable in all areas of the hybrid data center.

    About Net Optics, Inc.
    Net Optics is the leading provider of Total Application and Network Visibility solutions that deliver real-time network intelligence for peak performance in network monitoring and security. As a result, businesses achieve the scalable end-to-end visibility they need to optimize network performance of physical, virtual and private cloud environments, and remote branch offices. More than 8,000 enterprises, service providers and government organizations -- including 85 percent of the Fortune 100 -- trust Net Optics' comprehensive plug and play family of application-aware NPM, Network Packet Broker, Virtual/Cloud and Visibility Management System (VMS) solutions to deliver immediate results and quick time to value through an easy-to-use interface. Net Optics maintains a global presence through leading OEM partner and reseller networks.

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    AUSTIN, TX--(Marketwired - August 26, 2013) - Mass Relevance, the technology leader in enabling social experiences, today announced a partnership with Austin Film Society (AFS) to bring the best of social into a non-profit environment, merging film and creative media with technology. The partnership builds on Mass Relevance's extensive work with leading entertainment brands, ranging from the Oscars through studio giants Disney, Paramount and Universal Pictures, to allow AFS to drive buzz and create new revenue streams around screenings, film premieres and special events.

    AFS will integrate Mass Relevance's technology into the 2014 Texas Film Awards, AFS's signature event honoring legends of cinema and television, to create and monetize interactive social experiences in venue, on mobile and at austinfilm.org. Mass Relevance's technology will allow exclusive AFS sponsors the opportunity to "own the conversation" around the Texas Film Awards by bringing together the best in design, technology and social content from Instagram, Vine, Twitter, Google+ and Facebook. Utilizing Mass Relevance's technology throughout the year, AFS will be able to tap into best practices from major studios rapidly integrating more than 30 "visualizations," including voting, live Q&A and Flock to Unlock. 

    The first experience launches Thursday, August 29th as AFS and Cirrus Logic present THE SCHOOL OF ROCK 10-Year Reunion at a special screening at the Paramount Theatre, followed by a VIP After Party hosted at the Gibson Austin Showroom. The experience, powered by Mass Relevance, will dynamically visualize the social conversations happening at the VIP After Party using the event hashtag #AFSSchoolofRock. Through the experience, fans and partygoers will be able to listen in as the cast comes together and performs two songs from the film a decade later. The anniversary event reunites director Richard Linklater and 16 cast members of the 2003 hit, including star Jack Black, writer/co-star Mike White, co-star Miranda Cosgrove and the young cast members who made up the movie's "School of Rock" band.

    AFS also plans to encourage corporate partners to sponsor high-profile experiences at film premieres and special events, generating new revenue to support its community programs. Since 1996, the AFS Grant has given $1.3 million to 323 emerging filmmakers, who have gone on to win Emmys, premiere at prestigious festivals and secure national distribution deals. AFS currently teaches after-school workshops in 17 under-resourced public schools, screens over 200 films each year at local theaters including its new art house theater AFS at the Marchesa, and operates Austin Studios, a 20 acre film production facility that has generated $1.35 billion in economic impact for Texas since 2000.

    "With Mass Relevance, we have a new way to bring together art, technology and social content to engage our members and fund our community programs," said Rebecca Campbell, Executive Director of AFS. "We're able to bring our extended community to life with real conversations from moviegoers, fans, filmmakers and creative leaders. We're also able to provide our corporate partners with a new sponsorship option that aligns them with innovative, meaningful programs and some of the most exciting names in film."

    "Austin Film Society is an incredibly innovative non-profit organization," said Sam Decker, CEO and Co-Founder of Mass Relevance. "We're excited to work together to showcase the value that social experiences can bring to a high-profile, non-profit environment for fans, members, corporate sponsors and ultimately the Austin community that AFS serves so well. There are many impactful strategies from the major studios that AFS can apply immediately, and I fully anticipate that we will blaze some trails that larger entertainment brands will want to follow."

    About Austin Film Society
    The Austin Film Society empowers our community to make, watch and love film and creative media. Through Austin Studios, which AFS opened in 2000 through a partnership with the City of Austin, AFS attracts film development and production to Austin and Texas. Gala film premieres and the annual Texas Film Hall of Fame Awards raise funds and awareness of the impact of film on economy and community. Austin Film Society is ranked among the top film centers in the country and recognized by the National Endowment for the Arts and Directors Guild of America. For more information on the Austin Film Society, visit www.austinfilm.org.

    About Mass Relevance
    Based in Austin, Texas, Mass Relevance helps brands, media and agencies get more from their social media efforts by building social experiences into their marketing strategy. More than 300 major brands, sports teams, publishers and broadcasters trust the Mass Relevance SaaS platform to create real-time consumer engagement by aggregating, filtering, and re-displaying content from any social network to any digital property. In the past two and a half years, Mass Relevance has delivered more than 30 billion pieces of social content to multiple digital surfaces for world-class brands such as Pepsi, Campbell's, GE, Target, Walgreens and Microsoft. Mass Relevance has also supported iconic events like the Super Bowl and Academy Awards, launches such as The Avengers and Madonna MDNA, and television phenoms American Idol, X-Factor, 80 Plates and The Voice.

    The company is privately held with venture capital funding. For more information, please visit the company's website at www.massrelevance.com, or view the following videos: Mass Relevance overview [vimeo.com/49057068] // Brand overview [vimeo.com/55624394] // Media overview [vimeo.com/53697089] // Product Studio: [vimeo.com/49412433].


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    PETALUMA, CA--(Marketwired - August 26, 2013) - MarketLive, the leading provider of eCommerce technology for high-growth merchants, today announced that consulting firm FitForCommerce has completed its evaluation of the MarketLive eCommerce Platform and confirmed that it merits 'FFC Verified' status. As a FFC Verified vendor, MarketLive will be considered when its eCommerce technology and strategy offerings are well fitted to merchants' commerce needs. MarketLive is an ideal omni-channel commerce platform and services solution for high growth, innovative retailers looking to differentiate their brand and build customer revenue and loyalty.

    The industry leading consultancy that sponsors the certification, FitForCommerce, helps retailers define business and technical requirements and find their "best fit" eCommerce solutions -- including eCommerce platforms, back-end systems and critical point solutions, including mobile. The goal of FFC Verified is to establish a recognized industry-wide standard for evaluation, verification and certification for eCommerce solutions. Technology providers that have passed the FFC Verified evaluation process are able to differentiate themselves by using the Verified "seal" of approval. The official review of the MarketLive eCommerce Platform can be found here.

    "Choosing the right eCommerce partner is a critical decision for online retailers, and we're honored to know that our technology has been independently tested and has achieved FFC Verification," said Mark Pierce, CEO of MarketLive. "Customers and prospects can feel confident building their omni-channel retailing businesses on top of our eCommerce platform and back-end systems. We are pleased to achieve this validation of our eCommerce solution from an industry leader like FFC. In addition to the market-beating results seen by our customers, this helps prove that MarketLive is an unbeatable solution for retailers looking to grow and differentiate their brand."

    About MarketLive
    Since 1995, MarketLive, Inc., has been the leading provider of eCommerce technology and services that help fast-growing companies successfully sell goods and services online. Designed to meet the unique requirements of catalogers, retailers, direct marketers, and manufacturers, the extensible MarketLive® eCommerce Suite and MarketLive's best practices-based Intelligent Selling® methodology enable merchants to enhance their customers' experience online while dramatically improving acquisition, conversion, and retention rates.

    The MarketLive platform is the most retail-targeted, fully featured, customizable eCommerce solution on the market today. MarketLive powers many successful retail eCommerce sites, including Armani, Party City, Perricone MD, Sport Chalet, Sundance, Helzberg, John Deere, Title Nine, Intermix and others.

    About FitForCommerce
    FitForCommerce Verification or "FFC Verified" is a structured evaluation process by which a certified analyst reviews claims and proof points for pre-defined features and capabilities important to an eCommerce website and business. FFC Verification is a recognized industry standard evaluation method.

    For more information, visit MarketLive at www.marketlive.com.


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    SCOTTS VALLEY, CA--(Marketwired - August 26, 2013) - Catbird®, the leader in security and compliance for virtualized and private cloud data centers, today announced support for VMware NSX™, the platform for network virtualization, will be provided by Catbird vSecurity® later this year. Catbird's support for VMware NSX will be a further example of the company's continuing commitment to tight integration with VMware virtualization technologies.

    Network virtualization represents the next major stage in building the software-defined data center. Customers transitioning towards this model need a secure and agile networking infrastructure that takes advantage of the advances brought about by virtualization while building a comprehensive ecosystem that supports their current and future infrastructures. A secure virtualized network simplifies the task of building private clouds by incorporating protection and compliance across dynamic workloads with automation and efficiencies that would have been difficult or impossible with traditional network security devices alone. Secure virtualization also creates a data center that can pass an audit.

    Catbird vSecurity services combined with VMware NSX will provide seamless security and compliance enforcement for assets managed by VMware vCenter™ Server. vSecurity's existing integration with VMware virtualization solutions gives joint customers the ability to automatically use VMware security services as an integrated component of Catbird's security and compliance solution -- seamlessly providing broad protection for the entire virtualized data center.

    "Security and compliance are essential requirements in the accelerated adoption of private clouds," said Hatem Naguib, vice president, cloud networking and security, VMware. "Catbird and VMware are teaming to deliver advanced security in conjunction with network virtualization, bringing new levels of agility, accuracy and scalability to security in the data center."

    "Catbird vSecurity combined with VMware NSX™ will enable security and compliance for businesses transitioning to network virtualization," said Edmundo Costa, Catbird CEO. "vSecurity provides one-click deployment of a wide variety of technical controls prebundled and preconfigured to monitor and enforce compliance in data centers. Together, vSecurity and VMware NSX will enable customers to focus on business operations and growth rather than integrating, validating and managing their IT infrastructure. vSecurity gives customers the assurance that their VMware environments can be audit-ready."

    Integration with VMware NSX will provide Catbird vSecurity with visibility of all virtual machines and network services. Catbird vSecurity will automatically detect virtualized assets, monitor these assets against a range of security controls, and then prove compliance. Catbird's continuous compliance monitoring supports simple, consistent and speedy enforcement of standards such as PCI and HIPAA, while reducing audit preparation costs and related risks.

    Virtualized security is becoming an increasingly important element of the software-defined data center, with the benefits of network virtualization and software-defined security (SDS) providing huge agility and management benefits. Catbird vSecurity enhances business agility and ensures that customers retain the flexibility to take advantage of future infrastructure enhancements as they increasingly virtualize mission-critical workloads.

    The Catbird software-defined security model simplifies and extends network virtualization. With SDS, protection is based on logical policies not tied to servers or specialized security devices. Adaptive, virtualization security is achieved by abstracting and enforcing security policy across boundaries, independent of where the protected asset might be currently residing and making no assumptions that the asset will remain in that location.

    "Software-defined networks need software-defined security," continued Costa. "Together, VMware and Catbird are bringing operational efficiencies to these critical areas of data center infrastructure."

    Catbird will be at VMworld this week in booth 311. Catbird will also be participating in a Hands-on Lab at the show (HOL-PRT-1306) demonstrating how to achieve higher consolidation ratios via security and compliance. Catbird customer Jefferson Radiology will be presenting a "Healthcare Customer Case Study: Maintaining PCI, HIPAA and HITECH Compliance in Virtualized Infrastructure" #SEC5589 - Wednesday, Aug. 28, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

    To learn more about Catbird's industry leading comprehensive security solutions for virtual and cloud environments, visit http://www.catbird.com. To download a free evaluation version of vSecurity, go to http://www.catbird.com/demo. Follow Catbird on Twitter at @CatbirdSecurity or on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/catbirdsecurevirtualization.

    About Catbird (http://www.catbird.com):
    Catbird is the industry leader in Software-defined security -- comprehensive security and compliance for virtualized, cloud and physical environments. Catbird is a winner of four Best of Show Finalist Awards at VMworld and SC Magazine's "Innovator of the Year" for virtualization security. Via Catbird vSecurity, Catbird is the only company delivering best-practice software-defined security and compliance for the new data center. As companies migrate mainstream servers and desktops to virtual environments, uncertainty over security and compliance can impact deployment plans. Catbird's protection eliminates these worries and keeps virtualization plans on track.

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    SAN RAMON, CA--(Marketwired - August 26, 2013) - Tiburon, Inc., a portfolio company of The Gores Group and the leading provider of public safety software solutions, today announced that the recent version 5.2 update to the FBI CJIS Security Policy now provides an approved method for the Company's iPad, Android and Windows 8 tablet users to conduct queries of criminal justice information (e.g., NCIC queries) in accordance with FBI Policy.

    The new Security Policy provides expanded guidelines for the use of tablet devices (e.g., iPads®, Android® tablets Windows 8® tablets). One of the most notable additions to the policy revolves around the use of Mobile Device Management (MDM) systems. Specifically, the Policy states that one acceptable form of wireless device security is an

    "MDM with centralized administration capable of at least:
    i. Remote locking of device
    ii. Remote wiping of device
    iii. Setting and locking device configuration
    iv. Detection of 'rooted' and 'jailbroken' devices
    v. Enforce folder or disk level encryption"

    Public safety agencies should consult with their State CJIS officials regarding the impact of the new FBI Policy on State requirements, but one of Tiburon's clients has already received clearance from their state officials to run NCIC queries from the Tiburon Mobility Solution for the iPad as long as they comply with the MDM and other requirements of the new FBI Policy.

    "Tiburon was the first CAD company to offer an iPad solution to the market, but earlier versions of the FBI Policy were incompatible with the Apple iOS environment and thus we previously recommended that our agency clients not perform CJIS queries from the device," said Cliff Micham, Vice President of Worldwide Sales and Marketing at Tiburon. "We're very encouraged to see that the FBI Policy has evolved to keep pace with current technologies and now our clients now have a CJIS-compliant means to use the CJIS query capabilities that already exist in the Tiburon Mobility Solution for the iPad."

    Users of Tiburon's tablet software solutions for the Android and Windows 8 operating systems already had the ability under the previous FBI CJIS Security Policy to conduct CJIS queries, but the new Policy adds the MDM option and various other refinements providing an updated and more flexible framework for CJIS-compliant queries.

    About Tiburon
    Established in 1980, Tiburon, Inc. is the public safety and security industries' leading provider of integrated computer aided dispatch (CAD), mobile, records management system (RMS) and analytics solutions for Public Safety as a Service (PSaaS). The company also offers fully integrated solutions for field reporting, corrections management, NIEM-compliant data sharing and related implementation services for any size or type of agency or firm. From mission-critical conditions to daily operations, across complex multi-agency and multi-jurisdictional environments, Tiburon's partnership and technology helps clients save lives, optimize resources, and improve property saving and protective services. For more information, visit www.tiburoninc.com or call (800) 428-5534.

    About The Gores Group
    The Gores Group, LLC is a global investment firm focused on acquiring controlling interests in mature and growing businesses which can benefit from the firm's operating experience and flexible capital base. The firm combines the operational expertise and detailed due diligence capabilities of a strategic buyer with the seasoned M&A team of a traditional financial buyer. The Gores Group, which was founded in 1987 by Alec E. Gores, has become a leading investor having demonstrated over time a reliable track record of creating substantial value in its portfolio companies alongside management. Headquartered in Los Angeles, The Gores Group maintains offices in Boulder, CO, and London, UK. For more information, please visit www.gores.com.


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