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    TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Aug. 28, 2013) - EQ Works (TSX:EQ) a leader in targeted mobile, social, video and online advertising today announced the launch of Agency First, a partner program designed to extend digital media buying capabilities to advertising agencies that don't have in-house expertise. 

    Agency First empowers agencies with the ability to deliver sophisticated media buying solutions, previously only available to the largest players. Using the EQ Works' proprietary platform, small to mid-sized agencies will be equipped with real-time media buying, optimization and reporting capabilities, in addition to their own dedicated or in-house expert resource. 

    Through Agency First, trained media buyers are either dedicated or working on-site at partner agencies and are available to consult, plan and execute digital media buys using EQ Works' state-of-the-art real-time targeting platform. Expert staff will provide complete support for agency partners, from consulting on media strategy, to participating in the RFP process, to attending client pitches and meetings. 

    "Larger agencies have either invested millions of dollars in platforms with similar capabilities, or have offloaded the media buying function and accountability," said Geoffrey Rotstein, President of EQ Works. "With Agency First, control resides with the agency. Partners will be able to harness the knowledge and insights from a dedicated media buying team and work directly with leading digital marketers, without any of the associated costs." 

    There is no cost for the program. The only prerequisite is that agency partners have a desire to compete for media budgets and provide the best possible solutions to their clients. The benefits to the agencies include increased revenue and profitability, access to a state-of-the-art media buying platform, on-site dedicated staff and access to real-time insights and reporting. 

    "Today, more than ever, agencies need to work closer with media planners and buyers to ensure flawless execution of campaigns," said David Katz, EVP of EQ Works. "There are dozens of larger ad agencies in Canada being served by their captive or affiliated media agencies. Few options exist for hundreds of other digital agencies, many of which are competing well with the larger players in other respects. With Agency First, we came up with a solution that allows our agency partners to have access to their own best-of-breed technology combined with greater expertise, control and influence in the media buying process." 

    Agency First is available to advertising agencies across Canada either as a dedicated service or shared service to align with agency partners' media budgets. More information on EQ Works' Agency First program is available by visiting www.agencyfirst.ca

    About EQ Works 

    EQ Works (www.eqworks.com) provides a smarter way to target customers. The Company uses its real-time technology and advanced analytics to detect the actionable data that boosts performance for all web, mobile, social and video initiatives. EQ Works balances the many components that comprise the complex advertising ecosystem and establishes equilibrium for reaching the right audience at the right time through any web or mobile device. EQ Inc., operating as EQ Works, is the owner of the trademarks EQ Works and Agency First.

    Forward-Looking Statements 

    This news release may contain forward-looking statements that are based on management's current expectations and are subject to known and unknown uncertainties and risks, which could cause actual results to differ materially from those contemplated or implied by such forward-looking statements. EQ Inc. is under no obligation to update any forward-looking statements contained herein should material facts change due to new information, future events or otherwise. 


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    PETALUMA, CA--(Marketwired - August 28, 2013) - MarketLive, the leading provider of eCommerce technology for high-growth merchants, today announced results of their mid-year Performance Index™ report. The mid-year analysis of eCommerce metrics shows that MarketLive customers saw a 15 percent average increase in revenues during the first half of 2013, easily out-performing the industry forecast of 9-to-12 percent (Shop.org/NRF 2013 annual forecast).

    In addition to the 15 percent average year-over-year (YOY) revenue increase so far this year, MarketLive customers also experienced:

    • increased visitor traffic (+10.9 percent)
    • increased visitor-to-buyer conversion (+5.8 percent)
    • decreases in abandoned carts (-1.2 percent)
    • decreases in abandoned checkouts (-3.0 percent)
    • decreased home page bounce rates (-17.0 percent)

    These across-the-board positive results demonstrate the ways in which MarketLive's Insightful Commerce technology can help online retailers compete effectively even in an eCommerce environment often dominated by Amazon.

    "Our customers rely on MarketLive for insights to help them constantly meet market needs," said Ken Burke, founder and Chairman of MarketLive. "As this Performance Index shows, the world of eCommerce is growing ever more complex. MarketLive continues to improve the levels of insight we provide retailers, so we can help them be more effective in converting customers and growing revenue. This year, we think there are best practices in mobile and tablet, in particular, that will help our customers perform effectively during the holidays."

    Mobile & Tablet Trends
    In this latest edition, MarketLive's Performance Index also includes a spotlight analysis of mobile and tablet trends, showing tablets leading the way:

    • 33 percent of all traffic to customer websites during 1H 2013 came from mobile and tablet devices
    • tablet traffic grew 3X faster than smartphones
    • tablet revenue grew 8X faster than smartphones

    At the growth current rate, mobile and tablet traffic is expected to account for almost half of all website visits within the year.

    Recommendations for Retailers
    At a high level, eCommerce success increasingly depends upon making real connections with consumers as quickly as possible before a competitor diverts their attention. Shopping on multiple devices further drives this need to engage immediately. The lesson is "make each visit count." Beyond the hard metrics, MarketLive recommends that retailers focus on these key areas:

    1. Think beyond the home page -- Search engines often land consumers on pages other than the home page. So every page on the website needs a strong message and clear navigation.

    2. Get suggestive -- Demonstrate your domain expertise by suggesting related products and alternative solutions.

    3. Incorporate quality content -- Photos, videos, great copy and 'how-to' features work together to rank highly on search engines and to ensure that customers keep coming back.

    4. Optimize checkout flows -- Upgrading to a single-page, accordion checkout has shown impressive results for MarketLive customers, with some posting improvements of 10 percent and more.

    5. Embrace multiple devices -- Have a roadmap for continuing to improve the customer experience from mobile.

    6. Get empirical: analyze & test -- Each visit counts. Replace guesswork and unproven hunches with analysis and testing.

    MarketLive's Performance Index reports activity across the entire MarketLive customer base and includes aggregated traffic, site engagement, commerce metrics, and key performance indicators in six market sectors where data is available (apparel & footwear, beauty & health, housewares & furniture, brand manufacturers, brick & mortar, and catalog).

    Retailers who are interested in the Performance Index report should contact info@marketlive.com.

    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 Exchange, Party City, Perricone MD, Sport Chalet, Sundance, Helzberg, John Deere, Title Nine, Intermix and others.

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


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    SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwired - August 28, 2013) - Zipwhip, the world's first text carrier, announced today that it has been awarded a patent by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office that recognizes the company's unique method of creating a new permanent number for text messaging applications.

    Zipwhip's texting application leverages the company's carrier-grade cloud texting platform to allow businesses to text enable their existing landline and toll-free numbers to send and receive text messages from any connected desktop, tablet or smartphone. The patent covers Zipwhip's methodology for assigning a permanent number to transmit messages to either a single recipient (one-to-one) or to a group of recipients (one-to-many), as in broadcast group texting and reply-all messaging.

    Here's how it works: When one user sends another user a text from the Zipwhip web app, for example, and the message is transmitted via a different number, that number is permanently assigned to that conversation. That innovative approach means that over time, users get familiar with the same number and save it in their contact list for future use. This approach is sometimes the only option for Internet texting, but is most commonly leveraged by group texting services.

    "As a cloud texting company, we're always pushing the limits to provide the cleanest user experience possible," said John Lauer, CEO of Zipwhip. "In cases where we need to use a separate number for transporting messages, our patented process makes sure that number is permanently assigned. Our patent supports the permanent threading of a number so that it's easy to memorize and so users don't have to worry it's going to change over time."

    Zipwhip's patent raises important questions about competing messaging platforms on the market. Any application that gives out a separate new phone number or short code to users to use for texting and forwards a reply message on to an SMS inbox via a permanently assigned number is infringing. In addition, any group messaging platform that permanently assigns a number to a unique group member that may be different than other group members is using Zipwhip's patent strategy to assign a permanent number. In short, any messaging platforms that attempt to improve user experiences by permanently assigning numbers to make it easier for users to memorize and store on contact lists are potentially in violation of Zipwhip's patent.

    About Zipwhip
    Zipwhip, the world's first text carrier, pioneered the concept of cloud texting by enabling existing landline, mobile and toll-free numbers to send and receive text messages from virtually any connected desktop, tablet or smartphone. Zipwhip's carrier-grade cloud texting platform helps mobile and landline operators modernize the text messaging medium. Its technology introduces trailblazing functionality while holding true to the distinct culture of texting that consumers have grown to love. Zipwhip now has more than 7 million registered users of its cloud texting services. For more information, visit www.zipwhip.com.


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    TORONTO--(Marketwired - August 28, 2013) - Redknee Solutions Inc. (TSX: RKN), a leading provider of business-critical billing and charging software and solutions for communications service providers, is pleased to announce that an APAC operator has deployed the latest release of Redknee's Policy Management solution. Redknee's Policy Management solution is a critical investment for the operator as it completes the modernization of its network and prepares to launch TD-LTE services such as Voice over LTE (VoLTE), multi-media and interactive games. This new customer win is a subsidiary of one of the world's largest communications, entertainment and media conglomerates.

    Redknee's Policy Management solution, PCS-5000, will support the operator to deliver innovative data services and personalized pricing tariffs based on quality of service, location and time. With Redknee's Policy Charging and Rating Function (PCRF) solution, the operator gains better visibility and control of its access network and is able to effectively increase capacity by setting policies for different types of data including 3G, Wi-Fi and LTE. In addition, Redknee's Policy Management solution will enable the operator to monetize its mobile broadband network and benefit from VoLTE and value-added services to generate revenue, create differentiation and improve the customer experience.

    Redknee's Policy Management solution is a scalable, flexible solution based on a highly available architecture that equips operators with a high performance, cost efficient, off-the-shelf solution with easy-to-use interfaces that allow service providers to quickly define and create new policies. Redknee minimizes integration and customization requirements, therefore reducing the cost and time-to-market for service providers to deploy its Policy Management solution. Redknee's PCS-5000 solution supports more than 55 operators with a combined customer base of nearly 1.2 billion subscribers across the world.

    Lucas Skoczkowski, CEO of Redknee, commented:
    "Policy Management solutions are a critical investment for operators that are launching next generation data networks. This new customer win with Redknee's Policy Management solution is a strong testament to Redknee's expertise and capability to meet the needs of communications service providers as they modernize their networks. Redknee continues to invest in our comprehensive portfolio of billing, charging, policy and customer care solutions to be the most compelling provider of choice for Tier 1 operators and communications service providers across the globe."

    For more information about Redknee and its solutions, please go to www.redknee.com.

    About Redknee
    Redknee is a leading global provider of innovative communication software products, solutions and services. Redknee's award-winning solutions enable service providers to monetize new services, business models and content and to deliver a comprehensive customer experience. Redknee's revenue and subscriber management platform provides innovative converged billing, charging, customer care, and payments solutions for voice, messaging and data services to over 200 service providers in over 90 countries. Established in 1999, Redknee Solutions Inc. (TSX: RKN) is the parent of the wholly-owned operating subsidiary Redknee Inc. and its various subsidiaries. References to Redknee refer to the combined operations of those entities. For more information about Redknee and its solutions, please go to www.redknee.com.


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    LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM and SUNNYVALE, CALIFORNIA--(Marketwired - Aug. 28, 2013) - Viking Line, the leading passenger traffic company for the Baltic Sea region, has chosen Azul's Zing™ for its customer reservation portal. Following a two week pilot of Zing, Viking Line saw immediate business benefit which resulted in a quick decision to replace its existing JVM (Java Virtual Machine) with the market-leading Azul solution.

    Viking Line's main business rationale for deploying Zing was to enhance the customer experience on its Java-based reservation portal - site wait times and downtime were deemed unacceptable during peak selling periods. Prior to the engagement with Azul, Viking Line was experiencing Java scalability issues and inconsistent response times during peak loads. Using Zing, the system is now much more stable, allowing Viking Line to support hundreds of customers, running hundreds of transactions, simultaneously and with consistent response times.

    Since Zing's installation, Viking Line has also been able to redirect previously "unproductive" developer time that was spent tuning, monitoring and testing the previously used JVM. In addition, as Zing is able to manage large amounts of data while also maintaining high allocation rates, Viking Line will be able to deliver additional value and productivity from its existing infrastructure, delaying the need for any new server/infrastructure upgrades as the business is able to work their current IT assets to the maximum.

    For Java-based customer-facing applications, Zing is the only JVM able to provide consistent response times even under unpredictable loads without performance penalty. Optimized for low latency and high throughput, Zing takes Java performance to the next level by eliminating pauses and latency spikes. Zing also includes a zero-overhead management and monitoring tool designed for production-time diagnostics and performance analytics.

    Jan Helin, systems manager at Viking Line, said: "We placed a major focus on evaluating and upgrading our customer reservation portal earlier this year and implementing Zing was an important step in enhancing its performance. Azul's approach to application scalability is unmatched and we have seen a tremendous improvement in application response time consistency since Zing went live."

    Scott Sellers, president and CEO of Azul Systems, said: "Zing provides significant performance and consistency benefits for the online retail sector. It lowers total cost of ownership while simultaneously improving the customer experience. In many cases, hundreds to thousands of developer hours are lost fine tuning underperforming JVMs. By using Zing, our customers and partners are able to eliminate this costly tuning time, and instead focus on the most important tasks of improving their capabilities and growing their business."

    About Azul Systems

    Azul Systems delivers high-performance and elastic Java solutions with unsurpassed scalability, manageability and production-time visibility. Designed and optimized for x86 servers and enterprise-class workloads, Azul's Zing is the only Java runtime that supports highly consistent and pauseless execution for throughput-intensive and QoS-sensitive Java applications. Azul's enhanced Java technologies also enable organizations to simplify their IT operations by deploying fewer application instances while achieving lower average latencies, greater response time consistency and dramatically improved operating costs. For further information, visit: www.azulsystems.com.

    About Viking Line

    Viking Line is a public limited company and a market-leading brand in passenger traffic on the northern Baltic Sea. It offers passenger services, recreation and cargo carrier services on the vessels Gabriella, Mariella, Amorella, Rosella, Viking Cinderella, Viking XPRS and on the new flagship Viking Grace. During 2012 Viking Line transported 6.3 million passengers, 613,000 cars and 117,000 cargo units. For further information, visit: www.vikingline.com.


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    OAKLAND, CA--(Marketwired - August 28, 2013) - Rockbot, the No. 1 rated bar jukebox app, today announced that the company grew more than tenfold over the last year, now reaching millions of listeners in restaurants and bars across the U.S., and through its continued partnership with Miller Lite is expanding to more venues across Texas. Rockbot initially teamed up with Miller Lite to bring a social, mobile and branded music experience to SXSW 2013 in Austin. Through popular demand, Rockbot's enhanced social music service and Miller Lite's sponsorship of the experience, customers at Texas venues can now use their smartphones to select the music playing at the venue while drinking their favorite beer. By offering customers a social jukebox app and a personalized music experience, Rockbot-enabled bars and restaurants report that they attract more customers, who stay longer and spend more on food and drinks.

    "Miller Lite wants to give local drinkers a unique and exciting music experience when they're out with friends at their favorite bars," said Royce Wills, MillerCoors general manager, South Texas. "Miller Time has always been about enjoying great beer with your friends, and music plays a large role in creating that social environment at bars. Rockbot makes that music experience more fun and interactive for customers."

    With Rockbot, music for bars is more social and engaging than ever before. Venues can decide to play Rockbot's custom music stations or easily create their own vibe from more than 12.5 million tracks and more playlists than any business music service. Rockbot also offers more control than any other service with automated playlists by time of day, and a mobile app for designated staff to easily manage the music via mobile. Customers use Rockbot's mobile jukebox app to pick songs, vote on upcoming music, interact with other bar-goers, share on social media, and review bar specials. When customers use the app, their song selections and votes show up on Rockbot TV displays at the bar, which is an optional component for the business. Social media posts from users highlight their song plays and the bar where they are, encouraging friends to join in on the fun and offering valuable word-of-mouth marketing for the business.

    "We love Rockbot; it's been an easy way to keep our customers at the bar longer," said Rachel Abell, general manager of Bend Sports Bar in San Antonio. "Plus, it's more fun and has a much bigger music selection than our old jukebox."

    "The bar and restaurant scene in cities such as Austin and San Antonio is fiercely competitive, and Rockbot, with the help of Miller Lite, can offer venue owners a competitive differentiator," said Garrett Dodge, co-founder and CEO of Rockbot. "When customers walk into a bar with their friends and have the opportunity to play their favorite songs while also interacting on their favorite social media platforms, they stay longer and spend more money."

    Additional resources:

    About Rockbot
    Rockbot is the No. 1 rated jukebox app and business music service for bars and restaurants that engages customers directly, while letting managers easily control their vibe with a business music app. Rockbot music is fully licensed for business and includes a library of more than 12 million songs. The company's investors are Google Ventures and Detroit Venture Partners, among others. Advisors include current and former music industry executives. Rockbot was named Best Music Tech Company at South by Southwest, and is working in major U.S. cities with businesses and brands such as Lucky Strike Entertainment, The Horseshoe Casino and Wahoo's Fish Taco, and many others. For more information, visit http://rockbot.com.


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    OMAHA, NE and CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwired - August 28, 2013) - SilverStone Group announced today that they have selected bswift, a leader in software and services for employee benefits administration, to provide the technology platform for its private benefits marketplace solution. The platform is designed to manage costs for employers and offer competitive benefit options for employees by leveraging the robust technology bswift has developed over the last 13 years, including the following functions and capabilities:

    • a robust defined contribution platform for employers and employees
    • shopping tools, decision support, and enrollment for employees
    • employer tools, including reporting, dashboards and alerts
    • consulting, including proprietary analytics
    • Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) files and transmissions to carriers and payroll
    • financial management, including billing

    "bswift has a proven track record in powering private exchanges and online enrollment platforms. bswift offers a full range of services and functionality, from its state-of-the-art decision support and shopping tools for employees, to its accurate and reliable billing reports and services for employers and carriers," noted Grant Matthies, Principal in the Group Benefits division at SilverStone Group.

    bswift CEO Rich Gallun remarked, "SilverStone Group has designed an intelligent health insurance marketplace to help employers manage benefits costs and increase employee satisfaction in the increasingly competitive landscape for attracting and retaining talent. With their expertise and our proven technology, we expect a strong future for exchanges of this type and leaders like SilverStone Group that are getting a head start in the changing world of health care and benefits."

    About bswift

    Based in Chicago, bswift offers software and services that streamline benefits, HR and payroll administration for employers and public and private exchanges nationwide. bswift's state-of-the-art cloud-based technology and outsourcing solutions significantly reduce administrative costs and time-consuming paperwork, making life easier for administrators and millions of consumers who enroll in benefits with bswift. For more information, visit www.bswift.com and check out the bswift blog at www.bswift.com/blog.

    About SilverStone Group

    SilverStone Group is an employee-owned firm with nearly 70 years of dedicated service. The company's 200 highly qualified Associates provide human capital consulting, property and casualty coverage, risk management, employee benefits, business insurance and financial planning services to employers and individuals.

    Headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska, SilverStone Group has additional offices in Council Bluffs, Iowa and Sioux Falls, South Dakota.


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    FREDERICK, MD--(Marketwired - August 28, 2013) - Welocalize, a global leader in translation and localization services and products, will share insights and expertise at the Machine Translation XIV Summit taking place September 2-6, 2013 at the Acropolis Conference Centre in Nice, France.

    The 14th annual Machine Translation (MT) Summit, organized by the International Association for Machine Translation and the European Association for Machine Translation, will include keynote speeches by renowned experts in MT, as well as panel discussions and presentations of papers.

    Welocalize MT Program Manager Laura Casanellas will be presenting her paper, Connectivity, Adaptability, Productivity, Quality, Price: What are the Necessary Ingredients to get the MT Recipe Right?, Wednesday, September 4.

    Olga Beregovaya, Welocalize vice president of language tools, and David Clarke, Welocalize MT architect, will present Analyzing and Predicting MT Utility and Post-Editing Productivity in Enterprise-Scale Translation Projects with Welocalize MT technology partner, Safaba. The presentation takes place Thursday, September 5.

    "We know machine translation is crucial to a successful global localization and translation strategy," said Olga Beregovaya, Welocalize vice president of language tools. "This conference is a meeting of the greatest minds in MT. We are pleased that Welocalize has a strong presence at the annual MT Summit and plays a key strategic role in shaping the future of MT for global brands and enterprises."

    For information about the MT Summit, visit http://www.mtsummit2013.info.

    About Welocalize - Welocalize offers integrated translation services and products to support the need for on-demand translation. We provide globalization consulting, translation, localization, testing solutions, and enterprise translation management tools that are optimized to be able to deliver on-demand translation in over 120 languages. With over 600 employees worldwide, Welocalize maintains offices in the United States, UK, Germany, Ireland, Japan and China. Please visit www.welocalize.com for more information. 


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    CAMBRIDGE, MA--(Marketwired - August 28, 2013) - Pegasystems Inc. (NASDAQ: PEGA), the leader in Business Process Management (BPM) and a leading provider of Customer Relationship Management (CRM) solutions, today announced the opening of its new Network Operations Center (NOC) to support the seamless global delivery of service and operations to its growing community of cloud customers.

    The Bangalore NOC is a state-of-the-art facility housed on Pega's existing campus, and will deliver around the clock customer support and engineering. By expanding its global NOC beyond the company's existing U.S. and Indian-based cloud operations groups, Pegasystems demonstrates its commitment to the growing number of global cloud customers.

    To better support customers' security and compliance needs, Pega has invested in attaining compliance accreditations and partnered exclusively with firms that have the highest level of security credentials and process rigor. Pega Cloud® delivers a 99.95 percent uptime service level agreement with its high availability production architecture that is helping clients meet both industry-specific and geographic regulatory requirements, including HIPAA, PCI DSS, FISMA Moderate, FDA 21 CFR Part 11, SSAE (SOC 2) Type II, and the European Union Data Privacy directive.

    Quotes & Commentary:

    "Pega's new operations and support center is an important milestone in the rapid growth of our cloud business," said Max Mayer, Senior Vice President of Corporate Development at Pegasystems. "We are fully committed to delivering the best possible service and care to our customers, and this investment enables us to provide global services to our customer base, many of whom rely on Pega solutions to manage their mission-critical applications. One key factor to our cloud growth is that customers find Pega's no lock-in architecture very appealing in that it offers them a variety of choices. Some customers choose to do development on the cloud, and then move production on-site, while others choose to do development on-premises and then move production onto our cloud. We also enable clients to do both development and production of their software applications on the cloud. Pega offers our customers the flexibility to adapt their cloud strategy based on the needs of their business." 

    Highlights & Key Facts:

    All Pega's solutions are available on the Pega Cloud. Customers can move seamlessly between cloud and on-premises deployments. Pega's Cloud deployments can provide production environments in 48 hours and development and test environments in just about 20 minutes.

    Customers that run their production Pega solutions on the Pega Cloud choose to do so for three primary reasons:

    • Faster Time to Market - Pega provides a production environment that includes a disaster recovery environment within days versus months it would have taken with traditional premise-based deployments.
    • Lower Total Cost of Ownership - In this cost-conscious economy, cloud delivery provides customers with a flat, predictable, monthly operational expense that is all-inclusive of equipment, software and support, directly aligning the solution ROI to business metrics and helping to avoid a large capital expense.
    • Comprehensive Security and Compliance Capabilities - Pega works with many of the world's most sophisticated organizations to help meet and exceed their security, performance and reliability requirements on the cloud.

    Supporting Resources:

    • Pega will be hosting the first ever Pega Developer's Conference in Hyderabad, India, October 27-28, 2013 at the Hyderabad International Convention Centre. 

    RSS Feeds for Pegasystems Press Releases, Pegasystems Media Coverage and Pegasystems Events

    About Pegasystems
    Pegasystems revolutionizes how leading organizations optimize customer experience and automate operations. Our patented Build for Change® technology empowers business people to create and evolve their critical business systems. Pegasystems is the recognized leader in business process management and is also ranked as a leader in customer relationship management software by leading industry analysts. For more information, please visit us at www.pega.com

    All trademarks are the property of their respective owners.


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    MIAMI, FL--(Marketwired - August 29, 2013) - Alternet Systems, Inc. (OTCQB: ALYI) ("Alternet" or the "Company"), a technology investment holding company focused on the complimentary, high-growth markets of mobile financial services and mobile cyber-security, announced today TchoTcho Mobile, the mobile money platform of Haiti's leading telephone company Digicel, has successfully migrated to Utiba's Mobility platform. TchoTcho Mobile is the most popular mobile money service in Haiti, allowing subscribers a quick, simple, and secure way to manage their money from their phone.

    As outlined in the joint Digicel and Utiba press release dated August 6th 2013, the migration of TchoTcho Mobile to Utiba Mobility was completed in May 2013, and includes standard mobile financial transactional services, such as person-to-person and person-to-business payments; agent management; cash-in via bank and agent cash-in; government subsidies disbursement; as well as bill payments, lottery payments and international remittances. Additionally, the Utiba Mobility platform allows for the ability to incorporate new features as needed.

    Renowned for delivering the best value, service and network to customers and agents in 36 markets worldwide, Utiba's Mobility platform was selected by Digicel in 2012 with the strategic objective to create a new and improved base system to be utilized across select operations. The mobile commerce agreement with Digicel is being carried out by Utiba Americas, a joint venture between Utiba Pte. Ltd. and Alternet Systems. Utiba Americas is focused on deploying mobile financial services solutions to mobile network operators, financial institutions and third party payment service providers throughout the Americas region.

    Mr. Henryk Dabrowski, CEO of Alternet Systems, commented on the completed migration, "We are very pleased and encouraged by Digicel's timeliness and efficiency in migrating TchoTcho Mobile to Utiba's Mobility platform and are confident they can continue on this trajectory with their other operations over the next 2 years. Once completed, Digicel users will have easy access to a variety of mobile money services to meet their banking needs, and Digicel will have a comprehensive platform that will no doubt set the bar very high for their competitors moving forward."

    ABOUT TCHOTCHO MOBILE
    Digicel's TchoTcho Mobile is the first mobile phone-based financial service launched in Haiti. For 3 years, TchoTcho has pioneered an interconnected ecosystem of agents, merchants, and customers with the goal of easing the burden of financial transactions in Haiti. By providing subscribers with a quick, simple, and secure way to perform financial transactions from their phones, TchoTcho strives to innovate and create while ensuring the service's simplicity and ease of use. With TchoTcho, subscribers can pay for goods and services; withdraw and deposit cash via agents and banks; recharge their telephones; receive government subsidies, and purchase lottery credit. New programs, such as savings programs and other innovative financial services, are continually researched and developed as applicable. Visit http://digicelhaiti.com/tchotcho/en/ for more information.

    ABOUT DIGICEL
    Digicel Group Limited is a leading global telecommunications provider with operations in 31 markets in the Caribbean, Central America and Asia Pacific. After 12 years of operation, total investment to date stands at over US$4.5 billion worldwide. The company is renowned for delivering best value, best service and best network. Visit www.digicelgroup.com for more information.

    ABOUT UTIBA
    Utiba has spent more than a decade developing the leading mobile financial services solutions in the market, in pursuit of its vision of enabling everyone to make mobile payments. In use in more than 30 countries, the Utiba Mobility platform supports 660 million subscribers and processes over 12 billion transactions per year, enabling people to send money, pay bills, and receive salaries and more, all from their mobile phone. Privately held Utiba is headquartered in Singapore, with seven regional sales, service and development offices worldwide. Utiba has partnered in joint venture with Alternet Systems, Inc. (OTCQB: ALYI) for the Americas region and with MasterCard, Validsoft, i2c, Oracle and others to develop and deploy more sophisticated mobile financial services. For more information, visit www.utiba.com or follow on Twitter at www.twitter.com/utibamobility

    ABOUT ALTERNET SYSTEMS INC.
    Alternet Systems Inc. (OTCQB: ALYI), a US corporation headquartered in Miami, Florida, is an investment holding company focused on the complimentary, high-growth markets of cyber-security and mobile financial services. Through its subsidiaries, Alternet captures and converts the extraordinary growth and opportunities surrounding the explosion of mobile phones worldwide. Its cyber-security subsidiary, International Mobile Security (IMS), provides mobile and digital security solutions to law enforcement agencies. Alternet's mobile financial services subsidiary, Utiba Americas, is a joint venture with Utiba Pte, the leading developer of mobile payment software solutions. Utiba Americas is deploying mobile financial services solutions for mobile network operators, financial institutions and third party payment service providers throughout the Americas region. More information about Alternet and its subsidiaries can be found at www.alternetsystems.com and by following the company on Twitter www.twitter.com/alternetsystems.

    For further information about this release contact Investor Relations at 1-888-823-8494, 1-800-631-8127 and/or via email at ir@alternetsystems.com.

    "SAFE HARBOR STATEMENT" UNDER THE PRIVATE SECURITIES LITIGATION REFORM ACT OF 1995
     
    Certain statements in this news release may contain forward-looking information within the meaning of Rule 175 under the Securities Act of 1933 and Rule 3b-6 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, and are subject to the safe harbor created by those rules. All statements, other than statements of fact, included in this release, including, without limitation, statements regarding potential future plans and objectives of the Company, are forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. There can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate and actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements.


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    MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - Aug. 29, 2013) - ODESIA Group Inc. (TSX VENTURE:ODS), a Canadian Information Technology consulting and solutions company, specialized in Business Intelligence (BI), Business Process Management (BPM) and Big Data Analytics is pleased to announce continued progress with its 2013 second quarter results.

    Second Quarter Key Highlights

    • Initiated the negotiation of the July 2013 conversion of a portion of the convertible debenture into shares and the renegotiation of the remainder of the convertible debentures on a long-term basis. The impact of these negotiations will be shown in Q3 2013
    • Delivered a new release of its BPM software EPC 8.0
    • EPC included in Gartner's list of upcoming Operational Intelligence Platforms
    • Streamlined the software-development operations

    Second Quarter Financial Highlights

    • Revenues of $3,260,000, an increase of $312,000 or 11% compared to Q2 2012;
    • The 2012 acquisitions made $839,000 of revenue;
    • Gross profit of 23% or $739,000;
    • Operating loss of $341,000 and Net loss of $452,000;

    Selected financial information

    Income statement



    ($000's except per share amounts)
    For the three-month period
    ended June 30,
    (unaudited)
      For the six-month period
    ended June 30,
    (unaudited)
     
      2013   2012   2013   2012  
    Revenue 3,260   2,948   7,070   5,962  
    Gross profit 739   978   1,647   1,831  
    Operating loss (341 ) (133 ) (576 ) (69 )
    Net loss (452 ) (172 ) (773 ) (157 )
    Basic and diluted net loss per share attributable to shareholders of ODESIA Group Inc. (0.011 ) (0.005 ) (0.020 ) (0.005 )

    Statement of financial position

    ($000's) June 30, 2013
    (unaudited)
    December 31, 2012
    (audited)
    Total assets 7,430 7,384
    Convertible debentures and long-term debt including short-term portions 1,853 1,858

    Additional information on the second quarter ended June 30, 2013

    The financial information regarding the first quarter ended June 30, 2013 should be read in parallel with the Company's consolidated financial statements and MD&A (Management Discussion and Analysis). These documents can be found on www.sedar.com

    About ODESIA

    Founded in 1998, ODESIA Group Inc. is a Canadian Information Technology (IT) consulting and solutions company headquartered in Montreal. ODESIA offers solutions in Business Intelligence, Business Process Management and Big Data Analytics. ODESIA's mission is to help its clients improve operations efficiency, enhance process performance and make better business decisions by mastering the right information at the right time and the right place. Website: www.odesia.com

    ODESIA is listed on the Toronto Venture exchange under the symbol "ODS".

    Disclaimer in regards to forward-looking statements

    This press release contains forward-looking statements which reflect ODESIA's current expectations regarding future events and may involve risks or uncertainties. Actual results could differ materially from those projected herein.

    Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.


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    MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(Marketwired - August 29, 2013) - Adaptive Planning, the worldwide leader in cloud-based business analytics solutions for companies and nonprofits of all sizes, today announced the tour stops for its 2013 Roadshow. The four-city roadshow offers a two-day Adaptive Planning customer and prospect event featuring interactive sessions and training workshops with Adaptive experts along with keynote presentations from thought leaders and Adaptive's senior leadership.

    Adaptive Planning's 2013 Roadshow Tour Stops include:

    • September 11-12: San Francisco, CA
    • September 16-17: Boston, MA
    • September 18-19: Chicago, IL
    • October 15-16: London, UK

    In North America, the roadshow stops feature keynote speaker Steve Player, the North America Program Director for the Beyond Budgeting Roundtable (BBRT) and an international speaker, thought leader and author of seven books on how finance organizations can add greater value. He will present on the Seven Steps to FP&A Success, including key steps for finance organizations to further expand core planning functionality by expanding into sales planning, work force management, cash flow planning, and full financial modeling.

    The UK roadshow event features keynote Gary Simon, Group Publisher at FSN Publishing, author of three bestselling books on Finance, and former long-time Partner at Deloitte. He will present on the future of finance and CPM, and how finance professionals can best leverage mobile, social, and collaborative technology to further performance and forecasting.

    Adaptive Planning's Roadshow is an opportunity for executives to network with and learn from local customers in similar industries through Adaptive Planning's Birds of a Feather networking opportunities. Attendees will gain valuable new insights with informative breakouts, a dedicated training day, and easy access to experts. Interactive sessions will provide fresh insights into Adaptive Planning's product roadmap, deep-dives into Adaptive Discovery for finance, and demonstrate new Adaptive Planning features and capabilities that help companies break through to higher performance.

    "At Adaptive Planning, we value our customers and partners and are excited to engage with them on such a local level," said Greg Schneider, Vice President of Marketing at Adaptive Planning. "We've found that our customers benefit from in-person networking, sharing of insights and thought leadership, and one-on-one product interaction. This Roadshow will feature such engagement and insight and will also provide the tools and information for our customers to optimize Adaptive Planning value to their organizations."

    For additional information including a complete schedule and full registration details, please visit the 2013 Roadshow site.

    Click to Tweet: @AdaptivePlans to bring #businessanalytics to local cities for 2013 roadshow #CFO #budgeting More info here: http://bit.ly/185if9r

    About Adaptive Planning

    Adaptive Planning is the worldwide leader in cloud-based business analytics solutions for companies and nonprofits of all sizes. The company's software as a service (SaaS) platform allows finance and management teams to work together to plan, monitor, report on, and analyze financial and operational performance. With capabilities for budgeting, forecasting, reporting, consolidation, dashboards, and business intelligence, Adaptive Planning enables finance, sales, and other business leaders to make better, faster, more collaborative decisions that drive a true competitive advantage.

    Adaptive Planning is used by over 1,700 organizations worldwide, from midsized companies and nonprofits to large corporations, including AAA, Boston Scientific, CORT, Konica Minolta, NetSuite, Philips, and Vail Resorts. The company is the 5th fastest-growing software company in Silicon Valley on the Deloitte Technology Fast 500™ list; has the #1 brand in midmarket CPM; and ranks #1 in usability and customer satisfaction in independent industry surveys. With customers and partners in 82 countries worldwide, the company has the strongest channel ecosystem in the cloud CPM space, with worldwide partners including Armanino, Intacct, IntuitiveTek, Plex Systems, SAP, and NetSuite, which offers a specialized version of Adaptive Planning as the NetSuite Financial Planning module. Adaptive Planning is headquartered in Mountain View, Calif. and is funded by Bessemer Venture Partners (BVP), Norwest Venture Partners (NVP), Royal Bank of Canada (RBC), ONSET Ventures, Monitor Ventures, and Cardinal Venture Capital.


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    TUCSON, AZ--(Marketwired - August 29, 2013) -   AudioEye®, Inc. (OTCQB: AEYE) ("the Company"), creator of the Audio Internet™ patented audio browsing and automated publishing technology platform, today announced that it has been invited to present its compliance solutions to the House Information Resources committee and a select group of technology and IT professionals who oversee the telecommunications and Internet infrastructure of Congress, on September 13, 2013, at the Congressional Networkers Meeting.

    The Networkers Meeting provides technology companies an opportunity to demonstrate products that address known issues, and to introduce new technologies, to the House Information Resources Committee. AudioEye will be presenting its patented Audio Internet™ platform, which represents a low-cost solution for compliance with Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act.

    "We have accepted the invitation to address members of Congress about our state-of-the-art voice technologies and how compliance with the requirements of the 21st Century Communications Act can provide mobility and usability benefits that can save money and avoid expensive non-compliance issues," commented Nathaniel Bradley, Chief Executive Officer of AudioEye, Inc. "Our Audio Internet technology allows all Internet publishers throughout the federal government to comply with the current mandates. Our objective at AudioEye is to enable Members of the House and Senate, along with other government agencies, to use Internet communications to maximize their reach and effectiveness when communicating with constituents and other stakeholders. AudioEye leverages the power of the human voice to create more coherent online dialogues. Audio Internet provides a necessary on-ramp for people with Internet accessibility issues, but more importantly, we believe it's just the beginning of our technological capabilities."

    AudioEye's Software as a Service ("SaaS") platform analyzes any published website asset and automatically publishes the content in an alternative format. Text is narrated, video is captioned, audio is transcribed and complete navigation by end-users can be accomplished without the use of a monitor or a mouse. AudioEye's technology creates a 'mirror image' of any Internet website that is ideally-suited for people with vision, hearing and/or other impairments which are incompatible with traditional Internet formatting. The technology platform also provides navigation and controls that do not require a monitor or mouse to fully benefit from the Internet experience.

    About AudioEye, Inc.

    AudioEye, Inc. (OTCQB: AEYE) has developed patented Internet content publication and distribution software that enables the conversion of any media into an audio-accessible or closed-captioned format and allows for real-time distribution to end-users on any Internet-connected device. The focus of the Company is to provide solutions that allow more comprehensive access to the Internet, print, broadcast and other media, irrespective of an individual's network connection, device, location, or impairment. AudioEye solutions also provide comprehensive E-Learning and E-Commerce systems, as well as a variety of Internet publishing products and services.

    The Company is headquartered in Tucson, Arizona, and its common stock trades on the OTC Bulletin Board and the OTCQB under the symbol "AEYE".

    Audio Internet and AudioEye are Registered Trademarks of AudioEye, Inc., All Rights Reserved. The systems and technologies described herein are protected all or in part by US7966184, US7653544, US8046229, US8296150, US8260616 and patents pending in the U.S. and Internationally. These products enable all customers to create and deliver highly scalable accessible voice browsing applications. For more information, please visit www.audioeye.com or call 866.331.5324

    Forward-Looking Statements

    This release includes forward-looking statements contained within 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 our Form 10-K and other reports filed with the SEC. We are under no obligation to (and expressly disclaim any such obligation to) update or alter our forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.


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    FREMONT, CA--(Marketwired - August 29, 2013) - SGI® (NASDAQ: SGI), the trusted leader in technical computing and Big Data, today announced that it will present at the Deutsche Bank Technology Conference, to be held at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas in Las Vegas on Wednesday, September 11, 2013 at 11:00 am Pacific Time.

    Live and archived audio webcasts of the company's sessions will be available on the "Events" section of SGI's investor website at http://investors.sgi.com/events.cfm.

    About SGI
    SGI, the trusted leader in technical computing, is focused on helping customers solve their most demanding business and technology challenges. Visit www.sgi.com for more information.

    Connect with SGI on Twitter (@sgi_corp), YouTube (youtube.com/sgicorp), Facebook (facebook.com/sgiglobal) and LinkedIn.

    © 2013 Silicon Graphics International Corp. SGI and its product names and logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of Silicon Graphics International Corp. or its subsidiaries in the United States and/or other countries. All other trademarks are property of their respective holders.


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    WILSONVILLE, OR--(Marketwired - August 29, 2013) - FLIR Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: FLIR) announced today that it has been awarded an indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract from the U.S. Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division, to support Naval Air Systems Command's UH-1 program and the Vertical Takeoff Unmanned Aerial Vehicle program. The contract is valued at $136.6 million and is for FLIR's commercially developed, military qualified BRITE Star® II gimbaled electro-optical/infrared imaging systems, BRITE Star® I upgrades, and related spares and services. These advanced imaging systems will provide intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance, detection, identification, and targeting capability in day or night operations for both manned and unmanned platforms. An initial delivery order of $4.2 million was received.

    Work under this award is expected to be performed out of FLIR's facility in Wilsonville, OR, and is expected to be completed by August 2018.

    "This contract award was the result of our team's continued effort to bring highly advanced commercially developed solutions to government markets," said Andy Teich, President and CEO of FLIR. "Our innovative technology, high reliability, timely delivery, low total cost of ownership, and global customer support drive our success in these markets. We are proud to have been selected to provide the U.S. Navy with these highly tactical solutions."

    About FLIR Systems

    FLIR Systems, Inc. is a world leader in the design, manufacture, and marketing of sensor systems that enhance perception and awareness. The Company's advanced thermal imaging and threat detection systems are used for a wide variety of imaging, thermography, and security applications, including airborne and ground-based surveillance, condition monitoring, research and development, manufacturing process control, search and rescue, drug interdiction, navigation, transportation safety, border and maritime patrol, environmental monitoring, and chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosives (CBRNE) detection. Visit the Company's web site at www.FLIR.com.

    Forward-Looking Statements

    The statements in this release by Andy Teich and the other statements in this release about the contract and the order described above are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements are based on current expectations, estimates, and projections about FLIR's business based, in part, on assumptions made by management. These statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve risks and uncertainties that are difficult to predict. Therefore, actual outcomes and results may differ materially from what is expressed or forecasted in such forward-looking statements due to numerous factors, including the following: the ability to manufacture and deliver the systems referenced in this release, changes in demand for FLIR's products, product mix, the timing of deliveries under the order discussed above, the impact of competitive products and pricing, constraints on supplies of critical components, excess or shortage of production capacity, the ability of FLIR to manufacture and ship products in the time period required, FLIR's continuing compliance with U.S. export control laws and regulations, and other risks discussed from time to time in FLIR's Securities and Exchange Commission filings and reports. In addition, such statements could be affected by general industry and market conditions and growth rates, and general domestic and international economic conditions. Such forward-looking statements speak only as of the date on which they are made and FLIR does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statement to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this release, or for changes made to this document by wire services or Internet service providers.


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    ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwired - August 29, 2013) - Clearleap, the leading provider of multiscreen video logistics for the television industry, has been named to the Inc. 500 list for the second consecutive year. As #364 overall on the list (up from #1067 in 2012), Clearleap is the fastest-growing software company in Georgia. The company accelerates the delivery of multiscreen services for some of the industry's leading content owners and Pay TV providers, including HBO, Verizon, Time Warner Cable, the Food Network and Travel Channel.

    Off the heels of a recent launch into the European market, the company now has offices in Amsterdam, Atlanta, New York and San Francisco, with plans to further accelerate their global footprint throughout 2014. Clearleap's growth is powered by the TV industry's need for a reliable way to bring its content to every screen, and a continued focus on strategic client partnerships. Today, Clearleap is the largest network completely built on IP distribution in the US, covering 95% of the US Pay TV market.

    To meet the growing demand for its technology, Clearleap has also expanded its employee base significantly over the past year. The company has added 30 new positions since the start of 2013 and expects to hire 150+ full-time employees over the next 18 months.

    "Clearleap has started to cement its reputation in the multiscreen video space. We're becoming the de-facto partner for the biggest names in Pay TV, both at home and abroad," said Clearleap CEO Braxton Jarratt. "We're extremely bullish about the company's growth prospects and look forward to continuing to move up the ranks of the Inc. 500."

    About Clearleap, Inc.
    Clearleap accelerates the delivery of multiscreen services by alleviating the business, operational, and technical challenges facing content owners and video service providers in offering high-value video entertainment on all screens. Clearleap's innovative and modular software platform leverages massively scalable, secure, and redundant data centers and is in use today by many of the industry's largest brands. Privately held, Clearleap has its global headquarters in Duluth, GA with offices in Atlanta and NYC, and a European headquarters in Amsterdam, Netherlands. For more information, please visit www.clearleap.com.


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    SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - August 29, 2013) - Organizations need to carefully consider how they address security and control in the post-PC era as 73% of US office workers using enterprise-issued tablets admit to downloading personal software and applications onto them. Almost two thirds (62%) do the same on company-issued smartphones and 45% on enterprise-issued laptops. The nationwide survey of 2,000 office workers carried out for Huddle by Ipsos MORI revealed the potential security risks resulting from increasingly blurred lines between personal and enterprise devices. While the majority of the 44% of US office workers using company-issued devices download personal software such as iTunes, Spotify and Dropbox, 52% admit to storing, sharing and working on company documents via their personal smartphones, tablets and laptops.

    While 23% of office workers are aware of their organization's Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policy, the study reveals that personal devices are coexisting with enterprise-issued gadgets in the workplace rather than replacing them. According to the office workers surveyed:

    • 37% of workers store work documents on their personal laptop
    • 12% store enterprise documents on their smartphone
    • 8% store company documents on their personal tablets
    • 20% of workers want to use their personal devices for work purposes
    • 6% of office workers have lost either a laptop, smartphone, or tablet enterprise device

    With the countless devices and applications in today's organizations eroding the concept of the corporate network and mobile working becoming more established, companies are presented with a security conundrum. As well as ensuring the safety of enterprise data when it leaves the company's four walls, companies need to also mitigate the risk of employees inadvertently downloading viruses or other malware their phones, tablets and laptops.

    "The meteoric rise of the cloud and mobile devices -- whether personal or company property -- in the workplace, along with people's expectations that they should be able to work from any location, at any time, means it's no longer possible to keep all corporate data on company premises," explains Alastair Mitchell, CEO, Huddle. "The post-PC era is well and truly here. Organizations now need to consider how they stop company data walking out of the door with people and what measures need to be put in place to ensure teams can get their jobs done without compromising security. Providing teams with enterprise-grade apps that support collaboration on the move, as well as being simple to use, will help ensure they don't start using consumer tools to provide easier ways to access the information they need. These apps should come with granular permission, encryption in transit and at rest, and remote wipe capabilities."

    According to the study, office workers in the 25 - 31 and 32 - 38 year old age groups are the worst offenders for downloading personal apps and software on company-issued devices:

    • 57% of 25 - 31 year olds and 55% of 32 - 38 year olds download personal apps and software onto enterprise laptops
    • 81% of 32 - 38 year olds and 70% of 25 - 31 year olds download personal apps and software onto enterprise smartphones
    • 82% of 32 - 38 year olds download personal apps and software onto enterprise tablets

    When it comes to stashing enterprise content on personal laptops, tablets and smartphones, office workers aged 18 - 24 years old are the most likely culprits as:

    • 51% keep work documents on personal laptops
    • 42% store work files on personal smartphones
    • 11% keep enterprise documents on personal tablets

    "We're now seeing millions of power workers using their personal devices alongside company-issued smartphones, laptops and tablets," explains Jim Lundy, CEO and Lead Analyst, Aragon Research. "These employees have created their own workplace, using the most effective tools for the time, place and task to maximize their own productivity. With IT groups no longer identifying and provisioning the best technology for business, their challenge is to effectively manage the mixture of enterprise and personal devices and applications present in their organization. Personal productivity tools are rapidly advancing so businesses need to let workers maximize their own capabilities, while protecting enterprise data and systems. Enterprise-grade services, such as Huddle, which combine security with usability present organizations with the best of both worlds."

    Note to Editors: Ipsos MORI interviewed a representative sample of 2,000 office workers aged 18-65 drawn from its Panel of 921,000 people in the USA via an online questionnaire between 2nd and 9th April 2013. Data is unweighted.

    About Huddle
    Huddle provides next generation content collaboration for government and enterprises. Its patent-pending intelligent technology ensures relevant content is delivered directly to Huddle users, with no need to search. Business units of any size work more efficiently by huddling together within a secure cloud service accessed via web browsers, desktop or mobile devices. Co-headquartered in London and San Francisco and with offices in New York City, Huddle's customers include 80 percent of Fortune 500 and 80 percent of UK government departments, as well as companies such as Kia Motors, SEGA, Unilever and P&G. The company is privately held and backed by venture capital firms DAG Ventures, Eden Ventures, Matrix Partners and Jafco Ventures. More information can be found at www.huddle.com.

    More information can be found at www.huddle.com.
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    NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - August 29, 2013) - Wireless Ronin Technologies, Inc. (OTCQB: RNIN), a leading marketing technologies solutions provider, has deployed a custom-designed, 60-foot-wide LED display along with its channel partner, Thomson Reuters, in the lobby of a major retail financial institution in Midtown Manhattan.

    Rather than the typical mono-color, right-to-left tickertape, Wireless Ronin designed and developed a one-of-a-kind digital signage solution for the highly trafficked location of the national financial institution. The display features a full color, multi-directional presentation that includes stock prices and company logos for the top 40 NASDAQ and NYSE stocks as well as top news stories and branded promotional content from the financial institution. The content is fully integrated with Thomson Reuters Knowledge Direct data solutions, with market and news data feeds continuously updated throughout the day.

    "This financial services retailer sought a digital solution to differentiate them from their competition and engage both existing clients in the branch as well as prospective customers walking by," commented Scott Koller, Wireless Ronin's president and CEO. "This custom solution demonstrates our Content Engineering team's creative abilities to design a solution that delivers on our customers' objectives. Based on the positive feedback from this initial deployment, this customer plans to install the ticker solution in additional locations, including a San Francisco branch next month."

    About Wireless Ronin Technologies, Inc.
    Wireless Ronin Technologies, Inc. (WRT) (www.wirelessronin.com) is a pioneering marketing technologies company. WRT combines interactive digital media -- signage, kiosks, mobile, social media and web -- to create 360-degree solutions so companies will be "Communicating at Life Speed®" to deliver the right content at the right place at the right time. WRT's turnkey approach includes strategic consulting, creative development, installation, hosting, training and support. Since launching its cloud-based RoninCast® content management platform in 2003, WRT has become the leading digital marketing provider for large-scale deployments in retail, automotive, food service and public venues. The company is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota; its common stock trades on the OTCQB as "RNIN."

    Forward-Looking Statements
    This release contains certain forward-looking statements of expected future developments, as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements reflect management's expectations regarding continued operating improvement, estimated cost savings associated with the restructuring and other matters and are based on currently available data; however, actual results are subject to future risks and uncertainties, which could materially affect actual performance. Risks and uncertainties that could affect such performance include, but are not limited to, the following: the adequacy of funds for future operations; estimates of future expenses, revenue and profitability; the pace at which the company completes installations and recognizes revenue; trends affecting financial condition and results of operations; ability to convert proposals into customer orders; the ability of customers to pay for products and services; the revenue recognition impact of changing customer requirements; customer cancellations; the availability and terms of additional capital; ability to develop new products; dependence on key suppliers, manufacturers and strategic partners; industry trends and the competitive environment; the impact of the company's financial condition upon customer and prospective customer relationships, and the impact of losing one or more senior executives or failing to attract additional key personnel. These and other risk factors are discussed in detail in the cautionary statement set forth in the company's Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 1, 2013.


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    SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwired - August 29, 2013) - PernixData, the leader in virtualizing server flash, today announced that its PernixData FVP™ software was named 'Best New Product' for the VMworld Best of Breed Awards presented by Virtualization Review magazine. Virtualization Review leads the industry as the only print publication specifically targeting IT professionals embracing virtualization technology. This is the second award win for PernixData at VMworld 2013. PernixData FVP was also named a finalist in SearchServerVirtualization's Best of VMworld 2013 awards in the 'New Technology' category, announced Tuesday.

    A team of judges comprised of experts and editors from Virtualization Review reviewed and evaluated hundreds of products showcased at VMworld. PernixData FVP was chosen for its innovative approach to virtualizing server side flash, which seamlessly enables companies of all sizes to scale-out storage performance separate from storage capacity. 

    "We are thrilled that our PernixData FVP software was selected by yet another highly respected publication as a top new product at VMworld 2013, the premier event for virtualization," said Jeff Aaron, vice president of marketing at PernixData. "It is clear from these awards that our value proposition is really resonating with industry observers and end users. This is an exciting time for PernixData as we take our Flash Hypervisor to market, disrupting the storage status quo in the process."

    PernixData FVP fundamentally changes how storage is designed and operated in virtual data centers. Unique PernixData FVP features include:

    • Scale-out performance independent of storage capacity: With PernixData FVP, increased storage performance is as simple as clustering more server side flash. Performance can be architected based on specific VMs or application requirements, rather than being exclusively tied to data store requirements.
    • Seamless deployment: The PernixData FVP technology leverages the investment in infrastructure that companies already have in place. The software is deployed in less than 20 minutes within the hypervisor kernel, with no changes (or reboots) required to VMs, servers or primary storage. 
    • Clustered platform compatible with all VMware operations: PernixData FVP uses patent-pending Flash Cluster™ technology to enable any host to remotely access the flash device(s) on any other host in the cluster. This technology enables PernixData FVP to seamlessly support all VMware operations and products, such as vMotion, DRS, HA, Snapshot, VDP, Site Recovery Manager™, Horizon View™ and vCloud Director®. Live migrations and distributed resource management functions continue to operate transparently with PernixData FVP, with no changes to workflows and no hits to application, network or storage performance.
    • Full read and write acceleration with fault tolerance: PernixData FVP is the only server side solution to support full read and write (write through / write back) acceleration for maximum performance across all virtual applications. Writes are replicated across clustered hosts to ensure complete fault tolerance.

    To view the full list of winners and for more information, visit The VMworld Best of Breed Awards. PernixData FVP is available now. To download a free 60 day trial, go to www.pernixdata.com/trial.

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    About PernixData™
    PernixData is fundamentally changing how storage is designed and operated in virtual data centers. The company's flagship software product, PernixData FVP, virtualizes server side flash to enable scale-out storage performance that is independent of capacity. No changes are required to VMs, servers or primary storage, ensuring maximum performance of all virtualized applications in a seamless, scalable and cost-effective manner. 

    Based in San Jose, California, PernixData was founded by virtualization experts and backed by industry luminaries in the software space. For more information, please visit www.pernixdata.com and follow us on Twitter @PernixData.


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    CUPERTINO, CA--(Marketwired - August 29, 2013) - Du Battery Saver, one of the top three battery saving apps for Android devices worldwide, announced today that it has surpassed 10 million daily active users (DAU) of its popular Du Battery Saver 3 mobile application. Du Battery Saver estimates that its critical mass of 10 million daily active users delivers enough energy savings to power 850 homes each year.

    According to the World Energy Council (www.worldenergy.org), the average household electricity consumption in the United States is 11,789 kWh per year. A typical smartphone has a battery capacity of 1500 milliamp hours (mAh) which requires 5.55 watt hours of power to charge completely. Du Battery Saver, with its ability to improve battery life by 50% or more, allows users to recharge less often, collectively saving 27.8 million watt hours of electricity per day. In a full year, this is equivalent to 10.1 million kilowatt hours (kWh) worldwide. 

    "Each year, the amount of energy saved by Du Battery Saver users could power more than 850 homes in the U.S.," said Zhang Lei, founder of Du Battery Saver. "Improving battery life on mobile devices isn't just about bringing convenience for users, it's also about doing our part to help reduce power consumption for the planet."

    According to the respected app analytics provider, AppAnnie.com, Du Battery Saver is the number one productivity app in a dozen countries worldwide, maintaining a very high user rating on Google Play of 4.7 stars. It offers support for 17 languages, technological leadership with the industry's most accurate battery life estimation algorithms and the first one-touch optimization function, as well as a long list of free features including:

    • One Touch Optimization-Diagnose and resolve battery-draining problems instantly
    • Pre-set and Custom Power-Saving Modes-Easily select from power-saving modes throughout the day, or create custom settings to balance savings and performance
    • Healthy Charge Tracking-Maximize battery health with reminders and tips for best charging practices
    • Desktop Widgets & Switches-Quickly close background apps and control hardware with convenient widgets and switches on your home screen
    • Detailed Monitor- Analyzes power hogging apps and hardware to help users easily find and resolve power usage problems

    Du Battery Saver 3 can be downloaded for free on Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.dianxinos.dxbs


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